After finding out she's a male stripper's "rock bottom," Dee goes on a mission to prove she's the best thing that ever happened to him. Dennis takes over for the stripper with the help of his bag boy, Charlie. Meanwhile, Mac and Frank get sucked into a VR war game that causes Mac to develop his own case of PTSD.
Some of Mac and Frank's VR scenes parodies the film Zero Dark Thirty.
Dee is, of course, responsible for the downward spiral of Rickety Cricket's life, which began when he left the priesthood for her in the episode "The Gang Exploits a Miracle". However, due to her ignorance and self-righteous personality, she thinks that Cricket is not a good example of how she's a rock bottom, even though he is in fact the perfect example of how she's rock bottom. Surprisingly, even Dennis is aware that Dee was the main cause of Cricket's road to ruin.
Luther says to Mac, "You killed me, son," which may actually be true; the last time we saw Luther, in the Season 10 episode "Mac Kills His Dad," he stated he was going to be killed because a gang believes he has ratted out their leader, an impression created by Mac (though we do hear that he had been writing to Mac in "The Gang Goes to Hell: Part Two", and Mac asks Dennis if Luther "still writes", suggesting he is alive).
Frank's dislike of Mac and being alone with him, shown in "Being Frank", seems to have softened due to his officially coming out of the closet in the previous episode, as they spend the majority of this episode playing VR games together, Frank tries to help Mac overcome his PTSD (so they can keep playing), and even apologizes for being too hard on Mac.
The episode "A Cricket's Life" shows more of what happened to Cricket during this episode, in particular what happens after he goes into the bathroom for his urinal shower, and what happened after the strip show.
PTSD also figures into the 9th season episode "Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare." Mac and Dennis assume Ben the Soldier has PTSD from his time in Iraq, but it turns out that Ben did not find his time in the Army stressful at all.
Split-second images of the drug scene from "Being Frank" are shown during Frank's dream about the game.
“Rock bottom? Me? Uh, hey buddy, how about when your daughter stopped talking to you? Maybe that was your rock bottom, OK? I'm not rock bottom. You know what I am? I'm a rock. Dee is a rock. in fact, I'm the type of gal who makes men's lives better.”
(The door of the bar opens, and Rickety Cricket enters.)
“Hey-o! You guys mind if I shower in that leaky urinal again?”
(Dennis looks at Dee and points to Cricket.)
“Well. don't count that. That's not a good example.”
(Rickety Cricket is acting as MC of the strip show)
“Ladies, are we ready to party tonight?”
(Crowd whoops and cheers)
“So am I!”
(Cricket turns around and reveals a horrifying scar, which disturbs the audience)
“All right! We're gonna see some skin tonight. Yeah! Scars and all. This, actually, is a real scar. And I got a good story behind that. This is, uh...They took out the kidney, actually, from the front...A Chinaman. And he did not know how to do it, I'll tell you that much.”
(Charlie and Dennis are watching from backstage)
“Cricket was a bad idea, huh?”
“Yeah, I know. But we needed, that, like, you know, McConaughey MC-type.”
“Yeah. But looks like we got AIDS Dallas Buyers Club McConaughey, not Magic Mike McConaughey.”
“That is what he looks like.”
“It's a good crowd, though. It's a good crowd.”
“That was the first time that I really thought, "Hey, I might actually, uh...I might die, and no one's gonna remember."”
(Awkward silence from the crowd.)
“All right! Hey! Let's, uh, keep it movin'. Keepin' it real, keepin' it sexy, and takin' back the power, let's give it up for Daddy and the Boy!”