Lily hasn't told Dean yet that she's leaving him for Brad. Which means Dean is coming for his weekly TV watching session... Sean reacts nervously when Claudia comes home early. Then Eddie brings 4 strippers in...
Eddie receives a delivery of 20 cases of crème de menthe that tastes disgusting. And its non-returnable. However, Claudia bets she can sell it. Before she's had a taste. Sean decides to teach Brad how to be a cool boyfriend.
Lily wants a romantic date from Brad because they didn't have one. Claudia offers Brad advice. Eddie mysteriously breaks a small window at eye level height and is tasked to replace it. Something goes wrong on the date.
Eddie gets an "eco-friendly" electric car. Turns out he hides the real reason. Lily's "Dean" tattoo freaks Brad out so she wants it removed, but Claudia won't give her money because she needs it for her college courses.
Lily tries in vain try hide her first hangover. But that is a minor offense compared to what's left on the porch... Sean passes a drastic judgment on Lily. But is it counterproductive? And what happened the previous night?
Jimmy has reached puberty. Unfortunately, he's also started to spread a strong odor. Sean decides it's time for a father-to-son chat - one that he and Eddie never got from their father. Somehow Sean and Eddie develop a rivalry about Jimmy.
When Claudia tells Sean a photographer approached her they get into an argument over the sincereness of the man's intentions. This leads to Claudia storming out. And all her friends are coming over. And Jimmy thinks she's leaving Sean.
The brothers' bar gets robbed but there is no sign of forced entry. When Eddie suddenly seems to have extra money, he becomes a suspect. Lily wants to "explore her options" when he meets a cool guy and grandpa has met someone special.
Brad accidentally sees Claudia naked and things become hard (and not in a good way) when Lily finds out. Eddie hires a bodyguard, Raul. But when you don't need him anymore, how do you get rid of a scary Mexican who stabs people?
Lily bumps into Dean, and his new hot girlfriend. Of course Brad invites them into Lily's fondue party. Lily then has to show off Brad to Dean. Eddie, meanwhile, is trying to get Sean excited about stand-up comedy evenings at the pub.
Jimmy calls a sex line, and has to put the girl on hold when Claudia gets a call. How will he explain the $116 bill? Brad visits his grand-mom. Claudia does not do well in her midterm, because Sean forgot to relay an important message.
Eddie's helping Henry to grow a beanstalk for a science project - that is, until Claudia bans him after finding out her and Sean's anniversary in a motel that among other things, the motel offers a porn movie that was shot at their house.
Sean finds a pair of Brad's underpants among the family laundry, and rages, but calms when he hears that everyone at the school was forced to make an abstinence pledge, and it is *Brad* who intends to honor the pledge.
The O'Keefes are going to take Lily along on their holiday trip, but then it comes up that Mr. O'Keefe has serious tennis skills and Sean just *has* to challenge him. The consequences go beyond what anybody could have predicted.
Claudia has reserved a photographer to take the family portrait, but Sean doesn't want to lose his beard, Lily wants Brad in the photo, a visit to his mother's grave gives Eddie the blues, Grampa's secret upsets Claudia and so on.
It seems that in the appropriately-named Hope, Eddie has finally found someone to hold on to. But his clingy ex Amy has something on him that Eddie doesn't want Hope to see. Meanwhile, Jimmy has found the perfect girl - or has he?
The bar is not turning profit, so Sean declares that unless St. Patrick's Day is profitable, the brothers will sell the bar. Brad's Science Club is building a big figure for the parade and Sister Helen wants them to win the prize.
Sean sees Henry's new friend Ryan for what he is: a spoiled brat. Brad's friends get on Lily's nerves. Jimmy is excited because Ashley said he is cute. Claudia sees Eddie with a woman but Eddie doesn't want to talk to him. What's he hiding?
Lily gets an A+ in her English essay while Claudia gets an F. But there is a connection. Jimmy turns to Eddie because a girl came onto him and he has no experience to fall back on if she wants to go further than first base.
Eddie is being audited. Jimmy tries to hit on Kristen. Claudia's father Tony comes for a visit and a major undisclosed operation at the city hospital. Sean's suspicions arise and he starts investigating the nature of the operation.
Sean is diagnosed with a high blood pressure, so he needs to reduce stress, exercise and change his diet - except that he's unwilling. Claudia therefore tries to keep him unaware of any stressing information. The children don't make it easy.
Against all odds, Eddie still has Hope (the girl, not the concept). Lily, on the other hand, can't be with Brad because of his job. Speaking of jobs, Sean hires his dad because he can't find a job. Claudia is bothered by Jimmy's puberty.
Eddie is about to lose Hope (the girl, not the concept). Brad's spent past summers at space camp and told the guys he's got a girl, Lana, there. Nobody's believed him, but when he's about to stay the summer with Lily, Lana comes to see him.