When Bud discovers that his father Mike changed both their names after Buds mother much publicized disappearance. Buds trust in his father was shattered. He gives up his partying lifestyle in Philadelphia and moves to New York. There he shares an apartment with Neil, who he later discovers to be gay. The other lead character of God Links, Holly, is a single professional living alone in New York. She decides to take acting classes to meet new people, and there she meets Bud, while he is accompanying Neil to his acting class.