Maggie insists that Mike be grounded for lying and then is caught in a lie of her own. Jason suggests that in order to teach Mike a lesson Maggie should ground herself, and she agrees. Meanwhile, Carol accompanies Jason to Atlantic City so concert tickets from Maggie's parents don't go to waste.
Mike is blackmailed by a girl who helped change his grade on an English test so he'd be allowed to go on a ski trip; Jason and Maggie have colds, and Carol runs the house a little too well for Jason's liking.
None of his father's lectures on the value of an education seem to effect Mike until he talks to a distraught expectant father; meanwhile, Jason delivers the baby -30,000 feet up. Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years") guest stars.
When the furnace needs to be repaired, Jason insists on using Jimmy, their handyman. But Maggie feels he's too old. And when things around the house fall apart and get messed up and when it appears it's Jimmy's fault, Maggie insists that Jason lets him go.
Maggie's offered a job so she and Jason goes out with the man and his wife. But when his wife arrives, she's shocked to see Jason. It seems she's been seeing Jason and using her maiden name. It seems her husband has ulterior motives for wanting to hire Maggie but because doctor-patient confidentiality Jason can't say anything.