Judith is no help either, refusing when Alan asks if he can cut back on child support.
Charlie tells Alan it's not a big deal; he shouldn't worry so much about money.
Unable to sit back and let the cards fall where they may, Alan decides to enroll in a paid medical trial for a pharmaceutical company which results in him getting a rash and having his hair fall out.
Meanwhile, Charlie meets Linda's four-year-old son Brendan and finds the best way to communicate with him is to sing him little songs. Charlie makes a CD of the songs for Brendan to listen to when he's away.
Linda's ex-husband, who happens to be in the music business, hears the CD and offers Charlie an advance and wants to get it recorded. Charlie jumps at the chance--it looks like Alan's worries about money are over.