On the scheduled school Career Day being held during History class, Farkle receives the unfortunate news, that because of unavoidable difficulties in transportation, his dad was probably not going to be able to show up in time. Mr. Matthews does not seem overly disappointed upon learning that Farkle's father will likely fail to make an appearance. However, as Topanga Matthews, Riley's mom, ends her talk about being a lawyer, someone knocks on the far door of the History room. Riley suggests that it's Maya's mother, but as the teacher opens the door, he is somewhat shocked to see a familiar figure sweep into Room 18, and out of long habit identifies the visitor only by his surname, "Minkus." The newcomer, soon makes his way to Farkle's side, and they greet each other as father and son. This comes as a surprise to Lucas, whom had somehow failed to learn the obvious fact, despite several weeks of close acquaintanceship with Farkle and his friends. Apologizing for his tardiness, Stuart Minkus, explains he had helicopter problems, because as CEO of Minkus International, he owns a helicopter. Finally acknowledging Cory's presence, Minkus renews old rivalries of the past with both Matthews. With Cory it was for the affections of Topanga, and for Topanga, herself, it was their struggle for the best academic grades, which Topanga won years ago. However, the rivalry is given an added dimension, when Topanga proclaims that together, she and Riley have earned 1, 260 combined 'A's, Minkus counters that he and Farkle have, for the moment, at least, actually have one more 'A' at 1,261. Yet, Minkus proclaims that to him, personally, the most important thing, is Farkle's presence in his life. To further accentuate that point, he asks Farkle to step forward and stand with him in front of the class. Riley's mom also has her join them as well. When Mr. Matthews states that family, is the true meaning of Career Day, a sarcastic Maya agrees. Riley then brings her best friend to stand with her family. When Minkus asks if they are girls that Farkle has told him are always chasing after him, Riley heeds Farkle's whispered plea to play along, and elbows Maya into intoning that the girls "hope that one day one of us will be lucky enough to become the future Mrs. Farkle Minkus, and have a lot of baby Minkii." Minkus seems very impressed by Farkle's "ladies." At the end of the week, Farkle, along with his father and Maya, are enjoying dessert at the Matthews' apartment. Mr. Matthews states to the table, that because of Riley's "unwavering hope for others," he has decided to give his daughter another 'A' over the objections of both Minkuses/Minkii. When Cory reveals it was actually Topanga's idea, the older Minkus, with a rueful smile, accepts the fact, that the accumulated 'A' grades for the Lawrence-Matthews and Minkus families is now tied at 1,261.