Chris wants to spend some time with Peter but he blows him off. When Carter breaks his leg at the mall, Babs needs someone to watch over him while she goes out of town and Lois can't do it either. When Meg turns taking care of him, Chris is stuck with the job. However, Chris and Carter hit it off and Carter makes Chris the sole heir to the family fortune. Chris is reluctant to accept the money which makes him even better in Carter's eyes. Peter is upset that Carter wants to leave the money to Chris and vows to suck up to Chris to get closer to the money.
He tries dressing like Chris and pandering to typical teenage likes. When that doesn't work, he engages in a series of stunts that fail. At the Drunken Clam, the guys note that Peter looks exhausted but feel good for Chris, hoping that whatever gal or guy he meets makes him happy. Peter gets an idea and proposes a Vermont gay marriage to Chris that night. Peter reveals that he got Lois to sign a divorce agreement as Chris decides to pursue the wedding in order to force Peter to spend time with him.
As they drive up to Vermont, Chris notes all of the preparations they have to make such as the gift registry and reception dance. On the wedding day, Lois interrupts the ceremony to tell Peter he is doing wrong. Chris stops her to tell her about having fun spending time with his dad and reveals he knew all along it was for the money. Chris and Peter agree to settle for being father and son and they return home.