Paul is trying to get Kerry and Bridget to talk to each other after they both date Kyle. Kyle tries to get Bridget back and has his brother's apartment for the weekend. Paul, frustrated by the whole thing, dozes off and dream Kyle is Jack Tripper, his daughters are Janet and Chrissy, He and Cate are the Ropers with Rory is Larry from Three's Company.
Rory wants a monkey, so Paul gives him baseball cards instead. But Rory won't give up so easily... Cate is about to get a promotion, which means more work and less time for Bridget, of which she is not happy, so Paul tries to help Bridget.
Everyone in the neighborhood uses every possible excuse to distance themselves from the religious weirdos, The Doyles. However, despite their best efforts, the Hennessys end up in central roles in the wedding of one of the Doyle girls.
Donny takes Bridget out on a date, then invites her to a formal. Kyle just keeps spending time at the Hennessys' and then... with Kerry. Cate's sister, bitter after her husband left her, comes for a visit.
Cate awaits the results of her pregnancy test while Bridget struggles with her long distance relationship with Donny Doyle. A new student at school catches Bridget's wandering eye. Meanwhile, Cate is stunned by Paul's insensitivity and selfishness when he reveals to her that he's not sure he's ready for another child in the house.
Paul and Kerry go for a father-and-daughter's night out at the movies but it soon turns into an awkward situation when the movie gets a little graphic. Cate starts teaching Sex Ed at Bridget's high school and upon receiving a letter from a "new" girl who is contemplating having sex with her long-distance boyfriend, Cate goes on the defensive.
Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle are shocked beyond words when Bridget decides to break up with their son Donny on a videotape, leading to a fight between the Hennesseys and the Doyles. The situation gets more complicated as Donny decides to leave the Naval Academy for Bridget and dash his future hopes and dreams of being in the Navy. Bridget faces a moral dilemma as she has to choose between having a relationship with Donny that would benefit her but which he might later regret or helping him realize his home is in Annapolis.
Goodbye Part 1: Unexpectdedly, Cate Henessy gets a call telling her that her husband has passed away in an accident. She suddenly, gives a dramatic reaction. When the kids don't know whats going on or why, things really turn belly up.
Paul used to be in the school basketball team and since his dad would have really liked it Rory decides to get into the team. Granpa gets the girls to agree not to fight each other because it burdens Cate. But it's hard to maintain peace.
Cate's determined to have the traditional Thanksgiving with the family even without Paul. When the girls say they want to go to a party, she tells them to bring their dates to dinner instead. Rory is told that he's the man in the house now.
Bridget needs extra-curricular activities to boost her college applications. So she joins the drama club - and gets the lead, upsetting Lacey, who expected to get it, and Kerry, who only gets to be one of the crew. Rory tries ventriloquism.