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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Mull, Mayim Bialik, Michael Stoyanov and Jenna Von Oy Guest-Star. Joy goes overboard planning for Ally's baby shower and becomes obsessed with baby gifts. Meanwhile, Mr. White (guest star Mull) has difficulty giving Ally and Doug their shower gift, and Dr. Bialik invites her "Blossom" castmates to participate in a therapy session for Doug.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Ally and Doug announce that they're going to be parents, Joy has a meltdown about becoming a grandmother, forcing Eddie to call in his mother-in-law for help.
When the Starks go on vacation, Joy tries to convince a young woman that her marriage to Eddie is great and that young married couples should admire them. Meanwhile, Kenny tags along everywhere with Doug and Ally until they introduce him to a nice waitress.
Joy (Joely Fisher) and Eddie (Brad Garrett) decide to sell their house. Thrilled by the new move and recently single, Whitey (guest star Martin Mull) makes plans to move in. With the upcoming sale of the house, Doug (Timm Sharp) and Ally (guest star Kate Micucci) are forced to find another place to park their camper.
When Joy and Eddie begin to use role-playing to spice up their love life in the bedroom, they realize that pretending to be someone else isn't as sexy as being themselves. Meanwhile, to earn more income, Kenny decides to find people's lost dogs for them in order to collect the reward money.
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 (Brad Garrett) and Joy (Joely Fisher) are ecstatic when their daughter Allison (guest star Laura Clery) decides to study in Europe for 6 months, thus leaving her tree hugging boyfriend Doug (guest star Tim Sharp) behind. But when Doug winds up in a serious accident, Allison ditches her trip and dashes home to Doug's side. Things only get worse for Eddie and Joy when the two lovebirds become engaged at the spur of the moment. Meanwhile, Kenny (J.B. Smoove) offers up his cousin's "under-the-table" car repair service at unbeatable price.