Marie stays at Raymond and Debra's house after she gets in a fight with Frank. Meanwhile, Frank has the time of his life by himself at home, and Raymond starts getting used to having his mom spoil him again.
Robert is named captain of the Nemo's basketball team, and Raymond is jealous. But when Robert becomes a tyrant, the team turns on him. Robert quits the team, and Raymond becomes captain, which causes tension at home.
Raymond misses an interview with Terry Bradshaw about ghostwriting his book because he has to take Ally and Michael to the pediatrician. Debra is sick at home, and Marie comes over to take care of her.
Ray wants to keep a lovable bulldog he found in the neighborhood, but at Debra's request he reluctantly gives the dog away to Robert. However, after he has already given him away, the dog's rightful owner shows up to claim him.