Oscar has arranged dates for himself and Felix with Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon who live upstairs. Oscar is excited, but Felix is nervous and uncertain. Oscar tries to rally Felix to get back in the dating game, but then both realize that the date will conflict with poker night. Felix wants to cancel the date, but Oscar wants to trick the guys into breaking up the game early.
Splint McCullough is a rough and tough hockey player who spends as much time in the penalty box for fighting as he does on the ice. He and Oscar have just gone a round at a sports bar and Oscar comes away the loser with a black eye. He is determined to get revenge in his column by writing an expose about McCullough. Felix thinks revenge is wrong and when he confronts McCullough he too is forced into a fight.
Oscar has a date with an airline stewardess while Felix is away for the weekend on business. Only Felix isn't away...he's in bed sick with a 48 hour flu. With a high fever Oscar feels guilty about leaving Felix alone and is going to cancel his date. Felix convinces him to bring her to the apartment instead and assures Oscar he'll be quiet. This is just the beginning of a disastrous weekend for Oscar.
Leo Garvey is being released from prison after serving 7 years of a 10 year sentence. The mention of this on the news makes Oscar and Felix reminisce about the first time they met...serving on Garvey's jury. What should be an open and shut case is dragged on by Felix's search for mitigating circumstances. After lengthy deliberation the jury is sequestered overnight and Oscar and Felix spend their first night together and get their first glimpse of each other's annoying habits.
Oscar has a bad hangover and has zero tolerance for Felix or the noise he's making cleaning. They have an argument and Oscar tells Felix to get out. Felix moves in with Murray, Vinnie and the Pigeon sisters and promptly begins driving them all crazy. Meanwhile Oscar is having his own problems with cooking, cleaning and ironing and it isn't long before he realizes how much he wants Felix to move back in.
Felix is warning Oscar that he needs to change his lifestyle and get healthy or it could catch up with him. He could be right when Oscar folds during a poker game with a full house due to stomach pains. The doctor thinks it could be the beginning of an ulcer. Felix is determined to prevent this and begins to monitor Oscar's meals and habits to the point of creating the tension in Oscar's life he wanted to avoid in the first place.