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7 Jan. 2005
The Sub
Bridget has injured her leg in a bathroom accident, but tells everyone that Kerry pushed her down the stairs. Principal Gibbs informs C.J. that he can start working as a substitute teacher. Cate learns that C.J. wrote a recommendation letter in her name and forged her signature. In his defense, C.J. claims that he's doing exactly what Cate wanted: something worthwhile with his life. But when he catches Rory for cheating, will he be able to turn Rory in to Gibbs, who has zero tolerance against cheating?
7 Jan. 2005
C.J.'s Temptation
Rory has reached the age of regular self-pleasuring. A stunning younger woman is hanging around with principal Gibb. He introduces her as his "friend" Cheryl, but she is much more intimate with him than that. Cate is jealous. Gibb asks C.J. to let Cheryl attend his classes in preparation for her upcoming final exams to get a GED certificate. Gibb wants to make sure Cate is not uncomfortable about him dating Cheryl. Cheryl, meanwhile, asks "personal tutoring" from C.J. - in the privacy of her home... What will C.J. do? And Rory gets caught with his pants down - ...
14 Jan. 2005
Old Flame
Cate is gathering the courage to e-mail an old boyfriend Matt. Jim remembers telling Cate to stay away from the guy. Then C.J. takes the liberty of sending the e-mail. Soon after that, Cate declares that she's taking some time off from taking care of everything and locks herself inside her room. Suddenly, there is a knock on her window. It's Matt (played, thanks to brilliant casting, by none other than Katey Sagal's old cast-mate Ed O'Neill from Married with Children)!
21 Jan. 2005
Cate finds a note in Kerry's pants that were with the laundry. It's an e-mail from Bruno Cunningham. And the only Bruno Cate is aware of is the guy to whom Kerry lost her virginity and who then broke her heart. Cate confides in Bridget, who's shocked to learn that Kerry is keeping in touch with Bruno - without telling her! Cate is afraid Kerry will get hurt again and wants to ask her if she's going to meet Bruno again, but Bridget convinces her that she should give Kerry some privacy. Then she herself goes to ask Kerry if there is anything going on. But Bruno is ...
28 Jan. 2005
Cate clashes with one of the opposing team's mothers at Kerry's volley bowl team match and gets a warning, meaning that if Kerry's team's fans cause another incident, her team forfeits the playoffs. So Kerry forbids her from attending.
4 Feb. 2005
Freaky Friday
After Cate watches Freaky Friday, she find herself in Bridget's body, while Bridget is in her body, Grandpa Jim and C.J. have swapped bodies, and Rory has swapped with his hamster.
11 Feb. 2005
Torn Between Two Lovers
C.J. asks the girls' math teacher, the Japanese Mrs. Krupp, out - and she accepts. To everyones surprise, their date goes well and they start seeing each other. Then Cheryl turns up, claiming that she missed C.J. and suddenly he is in the most unlikely of situations: having to choose between two women on a Valentine's Day.
18 Feb. 2005
C.J.'s Real Dad
A novel development takes place: Kerry is jealous of Bridget. C.J.'s biological father comes to see him for the first time ever.
4 Mar. 2005
The After Party
It's Prom Night. Bridget learns that the planned after party has been canceled. She then mentions at home that she's decided to throw the after party at a hotel and asks her mom to book a room, but Cate forbids her to even take part in any after party. Kerry has published a pro-lesbian article in the school paper, gets asked to the prom by a lesbian girl. Kerry thinks their appearance together would make a statement, but does not realize that the girl is attracted to her. Rory gets asked to the prom by a girl with somewhat questionable reputation - a fact with which ...
1 Apr. 2005
The Teachers Lounge
Rory has a crush on the new exchange student and wants to go shopping for new clothes. He does no longer want his mother's company, only her credit card. Bridget can't allow Rory's poor choices in clothing because it would reflect poorly on her, so she decides to give Rory a changeover. Meanwhile, C.J. has earned access to the teachers lounge. Unfortunately C.J. gets on the bad side of Mr. Edwards by first calling him "Mr. Ed" and then breaking his coffee cup. The man uses prison inmate style tactics to intimidate C.J. and kick him out of the lounge. Granpa tells C.J....
8 Apr. 2005
Granpa takes the children and C.J. ice fishing. Meanwhile, Cate goes on a dinner date with principal Gibb. Since the house is empty and it's Friday, Cate invites Gibb to watch Arabian Lawrence with her. The next morning Cate awakes on the sofa with Gibb on top of her... just before grandpa returns home early with the kids.
15 Apr. 2005
Ditch Day
In the series closer, it's the schools ditch day. While Bridget plots to do the ultimate prank, Cate is plotting how to keep her relationship with Principal Gibb under wraps so she won't worry her kids. Kerry is anti-ditch day, and tries to make ditch day a normal day of learning, to what turns out to be a complete bust. When Kerry puts on the prank in her sister's place, she ends up realizing she really has been a goody-two-shoes. Cate also realizes that it's really not that big of a deal that she's dating the principal, and her kids just want what's best for her.

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