Jeff starts to grow facial hair and buys every type of shaving and grooming supplies available. He also decided he is grown enough to use Mother and Father instead of Mom and Dad. He wants to contribute to the household income and get a job
Donna's friend is upset because her husband never notices anything new. Donna realizes Alex can also sometimes be unobservant. While Alex is away at a medical convention, Donna changes her hair color to see if he notices when he returns.
Donna & Alex have dinner with their friends Millie & Jack, but the evening turns into an argument between their friends. When the friends decide to split up, Donna suggests they adopt a child to love and heal the family.
Scotty breaks a skiing date with Mary. Donna see Mary's disappointment and asks Alex to take her on a trip to Chicago. Special arrangements are made Scotty comes into the picture and tells Mary he can go on the skiing trip.
Johnny Crawford stars as the son of Donna's college roommate. According to an IQ Test, he is not very smart, but the Stone family finds him to be highly intelligent. They find out why his mother thinks he is not smart.
When the daughter of a family friend is paralyzed in a surfing accident, Alex is asked to fly to Hawaii to assist in her treatment. Alex and Donna get to know the Doctors and Nurses of the Pacific View Clinic.
This episode introduced the Stone's neighbors who were packing up and moving to the country to escape the "rat-race" in the city and was meant to be a spin-off pilot. Along with William Windom ("The Farmer's Daughter") as the father and Pat Breslin ("I Saw What You Did - 1965")as the long-suffering mother, it starred two juvenile brothers from Canada, Steve Barringer and his little brother Leslie. The new series was to be a fish-out-of-water situation comedy to replace the Donna Reed Show because Donna had announced her intentions to retire from Television. The new ...
As Jeff and Angie rehearse their lines for a school play, they reminisce about the way they first met. They both get angry with each other and wonder if they can continue their participation in the play.
A friend tells Alex a woman is selling her house cheap, but in another year the house value will rise and Alex should consider buying it. Donna meets the woman, a mother like her with children to care for.
Jeff and Smitty find new girls in town to take to the prom. The two couples attend and have a nice time, but when they switch dates, the evening is magical. Paul Peterson sings Just Keep All Your Love Locked.
After attending a friend's wedding, Mary seems anxious to get married herself. Alex jokes he'd rather Mary elope and save him the cost of a wedding. Alex and Donna pass it off as a passing fancy until they think she has run off and eloped.