Kirkland's son, Skip, is derailing Ned's brilliant advertising pitches. Stacey is being forced to write yet more fluff. And Amanda still isn't pregnant. All of which leads to copious (attempted) muffin squashing.
Ned's been working from the office in the muffin shop, though without a lot of success. His old employer for stealing an account in the last episode is also suing him, a lot. Stacey's found a rent-controlled studio and is moving out.