Lily and Brad decide to get Grampa a girlfriend so that they can have him *not* around all the time. Surprisingly, Eddie has developed feelings for Nicole, but has trouble confessing to her. Instead, he does something stupid.
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.
Eddie lost Hope (the girl, not the concept). Lily's imagined all summer that Brad's cheating on him with Lana, and decides to get even. Sean believes he got Claudia pregnant when it was *not* planned, and hastily decides not tell her.
Lily and Brad have made up and are friends. Eddie is confronted on the bar stage by one of the exes he dumped, Faye, and decides to make amends. Jimmy tries to impress the new girl next door, Taya. Sean has sympathetic pregnancy.
Jimmy is spying on Taya, and since Brad is there, Lily joins in. Jealous, she tries again with her ex Joey. Eddie too is with his ex, Faye, but when Sean finds out Eddie's forgoing their Garage Band Monday because of her, he flips.
Lily is pissed off because Brad's Taya is about to be the first girl in the football team. Eddie has moved to Sean's basement - he's just forgotten to tell about it. Claudia insists she can do everything as normal despite the pregnancy.
Lily is attracted to a guy signing up people for an Older Sibling program, and signs up before realizing she'll only get a "kid sister" instead of guidance from the guy. Sean wins by gambling and buys a 43" TV. Claudia is not happy.
Sean wants to know whether it's a boy or a girl, Claudia doesn't. Lily is running for Student Council President - against Brad, and is ruthless in defaming him. Eddie's shrink finds a surprising reason for his depression.
Lily gets pissed off when she finds out she has to share her room with the baby during her breaks from college. Sean tries to arrange a gig at school for his old friend Dave, a.k.a. J.J. Bodybuddy, but things do not go as planned.
Claudia gets fired and starts working from home. A big chain opens a new bar nearby, and Sean decides to go to an interview for a manager's job - without telling Eddie. Brad has broken up with Taya. Suddenly she's with Jimmy. How?
Claudia is at that stage where she doesn't feel herself sexy. Sean comes up with a creative solution. Brad enlists Jimmy as a pledge to the Science Club. Eddie gets a stand-up gig and Lily offers her help in coming up with material.