As they prepare to travel to their upcoming gig, the Monkey Puppets lament their roadie unexpectedly quitting and decide to dupe Joey into doing the job for free by asking him to open for their performance with his shitty stand-up comedy act.
We meet David (Weaver) who has had better weeks- he's late for a big business meeting, and on the outs with his wife after an incident at a party. The solace of a drive on the wide-open, lonely two-lane desert highway could almost be mediation for him- but he finds himself stuck behind a tanker truck, whose noxious exhaust makes him cough, while its slowpoke driving delays his progress. He tries to pass the truck, but its driver appears to be toying with him- blocking his attempts to pass. He finally squeezes past the tanker- only to have it barrel down the road and pass him! David makes a pit stop at a gas station- and there is the truck parked opposite his car at the pumps! He makes a quick call to his wife, which only pours more gas on their fiery argument (see what I did there)- and is pretty steamed by the time the goofy service attendant tries to get him to replace a radiator hose. He pulls away from the station, as the mysterious trucker blasts his horn to get the attendant's attention.
On the days before Christmas, Hank's mother, Tilly, loses her best friend and is contacted by her lawyer, claiming that the will left all of her friend's antique furniture to Tilly. But a problem persists, as Tilly lives in Arizona, where as all the furniture is left in Arlen. Hank offers to help his mother by transporting all the furniture to Arizona for her. Tilly is pleased, but warns Hank a standard moving van may be too small for such a payload. Hank ends up renting a truck, impressing Bill, Dale, Boomhauer, and Bobby. Hank invites Bobby to tag along with him for the trip, but not the Rainey Street men, causing them to grumble of the unfairness. It is soon 4 in the morning and Bobby and Hank are preparing to head out, with Hank promising to return by Christmas. True to Peggy's self-importance, she feels inspired to compose a novelty Christmas song about this in the vein of \"Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer\" or \"Frosty the Snowman\", figuring it a way to make a fast buck. As Hank and Bobby make their foray through the backroads, Hank is teaching Bobby about the fundamentals of handling an extra large vehicle, while Bill, Dale and Boomhauer are revealed to have stowed away with the cargo and soon begin playing with the furniture. Later, as Hank and Bobby pass through the desert, the hull of the truck becomes increasingly hot and the group becomes desperate and miserable from the heat, failing to anticipate such high temperatures or to bring water. Bobby and Hank soon stop by at a truck stop to a restaurant through a \"trucker's only\" line. However, after sitting down and talking with some truckers, the waiter and the truckers do not recognize Hank as a trucker but a \"guy with a truck\". Hank staves off such an insult by pointing out how well kept his big rig is, only to be humiliated and laughed at as Dale, Bill and Boomhauer escape the hull of the truck, half naked and dehydrated, after firing some shots with a gun to open the door.
An angered Hank repairs the hole the group made and is forced to go through a sleepless night of driving to compensate for the lost time. Meanwhile, Peggy decides the song she and Luanne are making is going to be about a snowman who is taken home by Hank and Bobby; as they sing the song to Nancy, who has grown concerned about her husband's whereabouts, Peggy and Luanne start to divide their ideas on how the song should be sung. As Hank is driving through the road, he is growing increasingly tired; he stops by a truck stop for coffee and sends Bobby so he can keep an eye on his friends. When Bobby returns, Hank has dozed off. After overhearing the same truckers that heckled Hank at the previous truck stop, Bobby decides that Bill, Dale and Boomhauer will make up the trouble they caused by helping Hank get on ahead of schedule. But as the group approaches a bridge with a 14 foot clearance, the group panics and exits the wrong direction, only to exit in the wrong direction again. Soon, after dreaming about arriving in Arizona and enjoying a Christmas with his mother, Hank wakes up to see snow falling outside of his truck. Dale then informs him they're having trouble with the engine and the clutch, and that they got themselves stranded atop a mountain road.
Rick attempts to negotiate his release with Jadis of the Scavengers, but she refuses again and takes photographs of Rick's half-naked body at different angles, intending to use the photos as references for a sculpture she plans to create of him.
Outside the Sanctuary, Daryl, Tara, Michonne, and Rosita plot to take a garbage truck and ram it through the walls of the compound, thus allowing the walkers presently surrounding the building to flood in and attack the Saviors. As they discuss matters, Morgan arrives, having overheard their discussion, and offers his support and that of his group of snipers that are monitoring the Sanctuary under Rick's orders. Rosita starts to become concerned about going against Rick's plan and leaves, while Michonne is still unsure if this is the right action, knowing that the situation, as it is, is working to keep the Saviors confined.
Contraception has become an important topic in Poplar. Trixie and the Turners are trying to garner support for a clinic in Poplar that would provide contraception and counselling, especially for unmarried women. Unfortunately, the clinic would require a lot of money from the borough council, money that would have to be taken away from other people, so Violet is against the proposal, even though she knows it would do good.
Early in the morning, a mysterious man appears in South Park, entering from some kind of portal. Unfamiliar with his surroundings, he is hit lightly by a car. After shovelling snow, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny watch a report on CNN about the mysterious arrival. The mysterious person, who has come from over a thousand years in the future, is looking for work because of the overpopulation and poverty in his time, and he learns that the money that he earns in the 21st century will be enough to feed his family in 3045. Soon enough, large numbers of immigrants begin to come through the portal. The future people are described by CNN as \"a hairless, uniform mix of all races\" with the same skin color, while their language is a guttural mixture of all world languages; also, the immigrants are referred to as \"Goobacks\" due to having some kind of goo attached to them after exiting the portal (a satire of the modern slur \"Wetbacks\" referring to Mexican immigrants). As the boys return to offer to shovel snow again the next day, they find that the newly arrived time-immigrants have shoveled all driveways on the street for very low pay. As the immigrants are willing to accept jobs for that kind of pay, the original workers throughout South Park are replaced, thus resulting in massive unemployment throughout the town.
Plot: Gregory House is serving out a lengthy prison sentence for his various misdeeds in Moving On, including his trip outside the country in an attempt to escape responsibility. Entirely cut off from his old life, House determines his current problems are the result of his inability to deal with people. Feeling he will never be able to practice medicine again, he plans instead to go back to university to earn a doctorate in physics - a field that will all but assure his isolation from other human beings. As expected, House has great difficulty getting along with his fellow inmates, but does find his \"one friend\", an elderly prisoner who shares a fondness for chess. After one year, he's unable to bring himself to apologize for his conduct, show respect to the parole board, or cooperate with the prison system. However, due to prison overcrowding conditions, the parole board sees him as a candidate for early release as long as he can stay out of trouble for five days. This faint hope may turn out to be pointless. First, he meets a fellow prisoner with a mysterious medical condition, and convinces a doctor he has met working in the infirmary that with her help he can figure out what is wrong with the man. Second, one of the prison gangs makes it clear to him that he will not get out in one piece unless he delivers something within his control to them as an \"exit fee\" before he's released. In the end, House must walk a fragile path to save the patient, avoid trouble, and still walk away with his relationship with the pretty doctor intact.
Plot: Thanks to his bad behavior, House is serving the remainder of his original remaining four months with another eight tacked on. However, a surprising visitor makes House an offer he can't refuse by giving him the opportunity for conditional release and return to the Princeton Plainsboro team to treat a unique patient in order to save the life of an organ recipient being treated by Wilson. Out of prison and back at PPTH, House is working in medicine again, but is put on a very short leash with a tiny office, a limited supply of Vicodin, and the constant threat of return to prison. Although House finds himself back on familiar ground, he quickly realizes that much has changed since he left - Chase, Taub and Thirteen have all left for greener pastures. For his \"team\", House is forced to work on the case with smart yet timid resident Dr. Chi Park (Charlyne Yi). After several inconclusive treatments and with time running out, House and Dr. Park are left with one last option to examine the patient's medical history that could compromise House's conditional agreement with the hospital. Will a man who, without a second thought, took an extra eight months in prison in order to prove himself right really abide by the restrictions, or has he learned his lesson at last Meanwhile, House makes