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Sam and Brooke deliver their baby sister. Ms. Glass rents her basement to Josh and Lily, who try to face life's hardships together. Nicole tries to seduce George. Sam and Brooke make Harrison choose. The show ends on a huge cliffhanger.


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Episode cast overview:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen
Diane Delano ... Bobbi Glass
Anthony Montgomery ... George Austin (as A.T. Montgomery)
RuPaul ... Sweet Honey Chile
Peggy Stewart ... Old Lady


In the series finale cliffhanger, Sam's mother gives birth to a new baby girl. With the junior prom coming it seems no one has a date, with Lily and Josh more concerned about their new marriage situation, George and Sam split up Nicole also going stag. Ms. Glass posts a tenant flyer that Josh and Lily consider taking, Josh being frustrated with living with Lily's mother who won't let him sleep with his own wife. Brooke and Sam are both at odds when it comes to deciding who will go to the prom with Harrison so Brooke suggests that he take both of them to the prom instead. With their new found sisterly bond this inspires Mary Cherry to take on a sister herself choosing Nicole which is met with rejection. Much to her surprise Mary Cherry finds out that she has a long lost twin sister Baby Honey Child (B-Ho), who grew up in the Bronks. Josh and Lily try to make the best of moving in with Ms Glass and her over the top rules which include doing her yard work 10 hours a week among other ... Written by Ron Storey

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

18 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. It was originally planned for a third season, but was later dropped. See more »


Jane McPherson: [water broke] You girls are gonna have to do this.
Brooke McQueen: I can't deliver a baby! I hardly know how my period works!
Sam McPherson: Okay, get a grip, Mom. Remember your controlled breathing.
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References Providence (1999) See more »


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Written by Jay Z, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Performed by Jay Z
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