Dewey goes through another stay in rehab, where he is visited by Nate’s ghost.
They move to Berkeley, California in 1966 at the beginning of the ’60s counterculture movement. His singing style is then compared by a reporter to that of Bob Dylan, which Dewey angrily denies.
In the next scene, a music video shows that Dewey’s new song mimics Dylan’s style, including opaque lyrics (“The mouse with the overbite explained/how the rabbits were ensnared/ and the skinny scanty sylph/ trashed the apothecary diplomat/ beating the three-eyed monkey/ within inches of his toaster-oven life.”).
(In the director’s cut, Dewey remarries again, this time to Cheryl Tiegs).
Nate appears again and tells Dewey that he needs to tell Pa that he loves him.
The band does not appreciate his insane style of music and his continuous abuse of the others in the group.