Leo, Melinda and other people in his school are being explained, and setting the stage for what life was like before the rising action.
Leo finds out about his dad and Is trying very hard to find him. Once he finds him he wants to learn about him so, Leo goes touring with him and works for him now. Leo's mom is not very happy about that.
After a while of touring they start to get sick of each other and tension grows. They eventually start physicaly and verbaly fighting. At the end Leo is back home trying to get back to Harvard until his dad comes to help him out.