When Carrie comes down with a cold, Arthur assumes Doug will be a valuable replacement to join him in the senior center's shuffleboard tournament. When Arthur discovers how bad Doug is at shuffleboard, he's forced to ask a reluctant Spence to be his partner in the tournament. However Spence, once a great shuffleboard player, hasn't played since he caught his mom in bed with his shuffleboard coach many years ago. Arthur and Spence make it all the way to the finals, but on the day of the championship match, Spence is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Carrie pretends to be sick so that Holly will continue to cook for her.