In an alternate reality, Fleishman is married to Shelly, Maggie is his nanny, Ruth Ann is a prominent physician whom he seeks partnership with, Chris tries to jump off a building and Maurice walks into their dinner party gun in hand.
Maggie regrets her auction donation, attempts to buy item back from Chris; Shelly steps into her doll house to find Ruth Ann as her former school teacher and Ed, turned P.I., films Hayden committing insurance fraud.
Marilyn walks out on her job; Maurice tries to impress an aristocratic English dame but Ruth Ann rescues the fox he intends to hunt; Holling's daughter has stood him up and Dr. Fleishman meets the ghosts of Yom Kippur past, present and future.
Maggie's 15 year old self haunts her; Shelly regrets throwing away a chain letter; cantankerous new barber Angelo is at odds with Chris; Joel finds out his head bump is malignant so he borrows Chris' bike & goes for a reckless joy ride.
Ed mixes Dr Fleischman's trial prescriptions with placebos; Maurice bullies him to find out what's in the pills; Chris becomes jealous of his ventriloquist dummy & Shelly sees her casino dreams come true when the Devil comes into town.
Through the magic of Ed's film reels, thanks to Marilyn's storytelling, the main characters go back in time to star as Cicely's residents back when Anastasia Romanov, Duchess of Russia, came to town, in the early 1900s.
Ed tracks Dr Fleischman up river living a primitive life after Maggie asked him to move out; Chris' inept contractor botches up his home renovations & love-struck Ruth-Anne pines over Walt who has moved away.
A new doctor moves into town with his wife; Holling yearns to join Maurice's exclusive stag club "Sons of the Tundra", and Ed eats a spirit trout that gives him the power to live future events before they happen.
Maggie visits Joel up river for his birthday & fears for his life; the Capras are in over their heads when too many people show up at their party & a couple demands to spend the night; Ed is afraid of his computer.
House-sitting for Maurice, Ed assumes his personality & throws lavish parties; Holling throws Maggie non-stop curves to buying Barbara's house and Joel feels the need to defend his lifestyle to a placid Marilyn.
Dr. Capra fights Maurice over an additive in his Cicely water which is making women lustful & aggressive and causing men to act like women. Joel, officially freed from his AK contract fights Shelly for his tapes that she has usurped.
Maggie is afraid to tell her mother her wedding to Joel is off; her boyfriend dies at the Brick; Ruth-Anne hires Walt and Holling ditches a miffed Maurice to build Dr. Capra's boat so Maurice invites Ed to a sauna.