When Joy and Eddie's friends have a fight and break up, Eddie and Joy step in to try and restore the peace, but it ends up backfiring on them. Meanwhile, Ally sends Doug to a shrink to cure his curious illness.
Kevin Nealon ("Weeds," "Saturday Night Live") Guest-Stars When Eddie and Joy befriend Stephen (Nealon) and his wife Simona (Susan Yeagley), Eddie clicks with them right away causing Joy to feel left out. In an effort to win Joy over, Eddie coaches their new friends on her all her likes and dislikes. Meanwhile, Kenny starts a new job as a supermarket sample salesman only to realize that sample distribution can be a competitive biz.
Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon Guest Star When Joy convinces Eddie to visit Simona (Susan Yeagley) for an annual check-up, he catches a nasty head cold before his big interview with a Hindenburg blimp survivor. Meanwhile Joy can't understand why Simona won't pay her a compliment.
IT'S A STARK WEDDING ON "'TIL DEATH" When Joy goes overboard planning Ally and Doug's wedding, Eddie convinces them to elope. Kenny agrees to marry the young couple on top of Eagle Rock however when Joy finds out about their plans she convinces Eddie to help her stop the wedding.
When the Starks meet Simona and Stephen for dinner, they decide to ditch them with the bill resulting in an all out war dining war between the couples. Meanwhile Joy makes Eddie's life miserable at work.
Joy (Joely Fisher) and Eddie (Brad Garrett) attempt to relive their past by going to a concert. After Ally (Lindsey Broad) becomes frustrated by her cramped living conditions, she and Doug (Timm Sharp) move into Joy and Eddie's house for a night. In yet another plot to get back at Eddie, Principal Duffy (Kathleen Rose Perkins) hires a new art teacher, Mr. White (guest star Martin Mull).
Eddie (Brad Garrett) is pressured into taking a student's bribe by Mr. White (guest star Martin Mull) in order to get a pay raise from Principal Duffy (Kathleen Rose Perkins), so he and Joy (Joely Fisher) can afford their vacation. Doug (Timm Sharp) pays another visit to Dr. Bialik (guest star Mayim Bialik), as he believes his wife has been "recast" by a new Ally (guest star Kate Micucci).
When Allison's boyfriend Doug is hospitalized, she rushes to his bedside only to be surprised with a proposal. No one is more surprised by their daughter's engagement than Eddie and Joy who plot to put the brakes on wedding planning.
Joy's opinionated mother Donna (guest star Lainie Kazan) comes for a surprise visit. Joy and Donna continue to work on their relationship. Meanwhile, Eddie's (Brad Garret) publisher (guest star Richard Lewis) wants to turn his manuscript about the Hindenburg into a children's book.
Eddie becomes annoyed by his students' use of cell phones in class, and soon learns that he and Joy are the only ones not infatuated with new technology. When Mr. White decides to drag Eddie into the 21st century, Eddie develops a technology addiction of his own.
Eddie feels self-conscious when Tommy (guest star Gottfried) and Mr. White (guest star Mull) boast about their endowments, so Joy does her best to convince him that being average is just fine. Meanwhile, Doug and Ally have their first sonogram, and it appears that their unborn son doesn't take after Eddie in the size department.
With Eddie's brother, Charlie, and his new boyfriend, Terence, coming to visit, Eddie isn't exactly looking forward to a weekend of wine-tasting and antiquing. Much to Eddie's surprise, though, he hits it off with Terence as they both opt to watch football over participating in the planned weekend activities. When Charlie breaks up with Terence, Joy sides with Charlie and ends up questioning her relationship with Eddie.
Martin Mull, Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley Guest-Star Directed by Joely Fisher When Joy loses her job at Eddie's school, she accepts a position as Stephen's (Kevin Nealon) executive assistant. The new gig leaves her miserable leading Eddie and Mr. White (Martin Mull) to scheme a way to get Joy her old job back.
Joy goes overboard planning for Ally's baby shower and becomes obsessed with baby gifts. Meanwhile, Mr. White has difficulty giving Ally and Doug their shower gift, and Dr. Bialik invites her "Blossom" cast mates to participate in a therapy session for Doug.
When Whitey decides to throw a surprise party for his 93-year-old grumpy uncle, his party guests are surprised to discover that Whitey is a hoarder and his house is overflowing with junk. Meanwhile, Eddie is in a rush to get to the party but Joy, Doug and Ally all take their time getting ready to go.
Eddie's book finally gets published but on the day of his book signing, Ally goes into labor and everyone shows up to welcome the new addition to the family. Meanwhile, Eddie gives Doug fatherhood tips and Ally apologizes to Joy for being a terrible daughter.
Joy feels inferior for not finishing college, so she decides to hit the books and earn her degree. Although she passes her classes, Eddie isn't satisfied with her grades, and he decides to take matters into his own hands, which leads to Joy getting kicked out of school.
When Joy gets angry at Eddie for forgetting her birthday, she decides to cash in on all the coupons he has given her over the years for massages, pedicures and chores. Meanwhile, Kenny convinces Eddie that he needs to surprise her with a handbag in order to be forgiven. Unfortunately for Eddie, Joy decides to return the handbag and finds out the hard way that it's a fake.
When Joy suspects Eddie of keeping secrets from her, she decides to launch an investigation. Eddie turns to his friends Kenny and Karl for advice, and decides to give Joy a fake story in hopes of appeasing her in the "Cold Case"