Kenny and Bird deal with their injuries from the accident; Damon feels guilty, while Lem is angry; everyone depends on Teri, who eventually has her meeting with the partners of her law firm; Ahmad is determined never to get baptized, thinking that he is under a "baptism curse".
Kenny finally comes home from the hospital, and turns into a grump; Lem and Bird deal with Lem's lack of sexual interest in her since the accident; Damon's guilt over his part in the accident creates friction with Teri; Lila helps Max run Kenny's Towing business; Keisha lets Ahmad take her to the next level, but he jeopardizes it all trying to be a player; Damon's ex, Christine discovers that he may still be attracted to her; Max finds out the one thing she can do for Kenny that will stop an argument before it even begins. Musical Guest: Kina Cosper
Lem takes Kenny to The Funk Box to 'stimulate his brain', but it backfires when their wives find out; Teri persuades Josefina to get a "pre-nupt" before she marries Carlos; her discussion with Josefina brings up hard feelings about her first husband, Russell, who then decides rather inconveniently to show up at her door; Ahmad and his partner, Richie, have to do a report, but Ahmad gets stuck doing all of the work; Bird's anger over the strip club incident prompts her to challenge Lem to a shocking dare.
Teri begins having panic attacks; Lem's mother, Lynnette tries to work her way back into his life; Keisha is not ready to forgive Ahmad for kissing Callie; a still-injured Kenny takes his frustrations out on his family, leading to an unexpected confrontation with his son. Musical Guest: Dave Hollister.
Teri becomes a partner at a minority law firm, where she is surprised to find out that Damon is starting a sports management company; Kenny is anxious to get back in the saddle with Maxine; Bird decides to get a new car, despite Lem's objections; while celebrating his new enterprise, Damon winds up sleeping with Christine; Ahmad, with Reggie's help, records and copies late-night-cable porn to sell at school for money to go to a concert.
Kenny comes back to work at his towing company, but he's taking a lot of pain pills to help him through the day; after helping out with the towing business, Maxine doesn't want to go back to being just a stay-at-home mom; Faith, the Joseph sisters' wayward cousin, is back in Chicago and in very hot water, but Teri reluctantly agrees to help her; Damon, at his brother's urging, pursues a promising college ball player for his sports management company, and in the process learns a valuable lesson about handling business before pleasure.
Teri is totally smitten with an attorney/author with whom she went to law school, but then she learns he is the opposing counsel on a case she is handling; Kenny's pain pill problem reaches its tipping point when Lem cuts him off; Kenny and Lila are forced to confront the increasing attraction between them.
Teri jumps at the chance to represent a senior bank executive who is being sued for sexual harassment by her old law firm, but the case is not quite what it seems; Christine arranges to get Damon some new business, while Damon resists getting help from his father; Ahmad starts flunking math so he can get with the hot new tutor. Musical Guest: Blu Cantrell.
Lem's decision to reinvest the store's profits, without consulting the sisters, starts a family quarrel. Teri tries to hide her anxiety attacks from everyone, but Ahmad is suspicious. Damon accepts his father's financial help with his new company, while keeping Christine at a distance. Teri's avoidance of Damon at a party is more than obvious to her date.
Ahmad's basketball coach gives him advice that sends his parents to the principal with their complaints. Teri confronts Christine at Damon's apartment. Lester tries to fake dementia to retain his interest in the store. Damon expresses his love to Teri, who ends up telling him goodbye. (Wynton Marsalis is the musical guest and takes part in the story.)
Maxine decides to run for alderman of her district. Teri is asked to do more pro bono work. Ahmad tells a lie to get out of a school trip to WDC, but to his dismay, it backfires on him. Teri's firm might lose a big client if Maxine continues to run against the incumbent.
Lem is arrested for the suspected arson at the grocery store and the family can't raise the bail. Ahmad starts having nightmares about his ongoing problems. Teri has difficulty with her sibling's friendship with her ex.
Lem and Philky join forces to find the actual arsonist to completely clear Lem's name. When his daughter Kelly has an disagreement with another child Kenny gets into a physical fight with the other father.
Teri's erratic behavior continues and Damon gives her an unwelcome ultimatum. Bird urges to Teri to seek professional help. Lem recives a loan which helps him receive a city towing contract and he is able to expand his business.
Lem helps his mother Lynette get rid of her latest boyfriend but she then turns her attention in an unwanted direction. Maxine finds her father-in-law Benjamin in a delicate situation which leads to a family showdown.
Kenny faces work problems when his employees want a share of his city contract. Teri tries to get her personal and professional life on track. Reggie hires Ahmad a stripper to help him get over Keisha.
Maxine has big anniversary plans with Kenny involving concert tickets and a San Francisco trip. It's spoiled when she finds a letter Lila wrote to Kenny. Teri has to delicately handle a female customer who is showing an interest in her.