Laurie sets Norm up with a surprise date and when things go south, the two wind up usurping somebody's else limo that's going to a music awards ceremony, where the two become romantically involved. Taylor and Danny's relationship gets more serious.
In this episode, viewers are encouraged to pick up on 50 references to classic movies. Norm confronts his fear of doctors, Laurie confronts her fear of puppets; Danny confronts his fear of public speaking; Artie confronts his fear of peeing in front of strangers.
Norm tries to think of a way to pay for Jenny's veterinarian school studies. Jenny's fiancé takes his revenge upon Norm for stealing her away at the alter. Taylor, Laurie, and Danny enlist Denby's help with a dead man.
Danny becomes jealous when an old football player Taylor knew, shows up at the office as a new employee. Laurie struggles to understand why she doesn't win an award for being one of the best social workers, and seeks advice from her old teacher.
Shelly has moved back from Colorado. Denby is forced to moved his office out into the work area while it's being worked on. After finding journal pages in the office printer, Norm is lead to believe Shelly is in love with him, even though she denies it. Danny wants to propose to Taylor.
In order to try and get Shelly to like him again, Norm agrees to help her with a group of troubled young teenage girls, but things go wrong and Norm creates a mess which ensnares Shelly, too, which may cost them both their jobs, and driving Denby to try to make legal law, the Norm Law.
In order to get Shelly to like him, still, Norm tries to attend a party dressed as a fireman, but he's already agreed to take some kids from a dangerous neighborhood go Trick-or-Treating, since they can't any longer, and has to decide which to do.
Laurie becomes paranoid her relationship with the much younger man, Dale, will come crashing to an end. Danny learns he's related to one of the most famous mass-murdering tyrannical despots in history. Norm gets a new older girlfriend, but little does he know there's a surprise ahead.
When Laurie mentions her, Danny, Shelly, and Denby are each taking in a foster kid for a week while they transition into a new home, Norm becomes surprised nobody thinks he would do it, and ends up having to after Mary, the alcoholic, is arrested. But things are shaken up when the "kid" Norm takes in turns out to be Billy.