Nikki contemplates cutting her long hair and tries out a wig to see how she would look, but Dwight's reaction to it isn't what she expected. Meanwhile, Dwight and Jupiter work in a homeless shelter after getting ticketed for setting up the Ring of Death in a public park without a license.
Nikki buys an old motorcycle because she wants to be independent. Dwight is worried about her, since because he thinks it's too dangerous. He can't admit that he's afraid, so they take a ride, but suffer a heavy accident. After that they decide they can't leave the house anymore, since they might get killed anytime and everywhere.
When Nikki finds out that her obnoxious landlords, Ken and Alice Gillespie, are going to compete in a ballroom dancing competition, she insists that Dwight join her in entering the contest. Soon, Mary and Jupiter get involved as well. However, through a series of mishaps, Nikki teams with Ken, and Mary rejects Jupiter for a handsome Latino, Antonio.
Dwight tries to convince Nikki to take a high school diploma test, since she never made it when she was in school. First Nikki is happy about Dwight's efforts, but she soon expects that he just feels embarrassed by her. When Nikki gets drunk, Mary has to convince her to take the test, to make up for missed experiences.
Nikki and Dwight can't afford their rent anymore, but get offered to maintain the building and get a discount for that. With their new work they see strange things happening around the building. To investigate some of these things, Nikki sneaks into another apartment where she gets arrested for prostitution. To escape charges she has to visit a humiliating first time offenders program.
After Dwight's mother unexpectedly dies, he blames Nikki for his bad relationship to her, since the two women never got along. His mother hated Nikki so much, that he only gets his heir, when he gets divorced. Meanwhile Mary starts performing in the Tiki Lounge and has unexpected success. The reason behind her success is even stranger than the fact of her success.