After Chris's grandfather took a nasty fall down some stairs he was sent to an old folks home. He did not want to be there so he took Chris on a trip without asking his dad first. His dad went through a lot of trouble trying to find them.
Mason Bell lives in the East Village of NYC in a studio apartment over a bar he owns with his ex-wife who is now married to another woman. His mother-in-law is his landlady. Mason's feels the walls closing in.