Professor Payne meets Elliot, the brilliant son of one of his old girlfriends. When Payne discovers that the boy is almost 10-years-old, he realizes he may be the boy's father.
An old acquaintance of Rick Payne's comes to town, and Melinda helps him deal with the resentful ghost of his wife.
When Jr. forges an "A" on his report card, his parents don't let on that they're aware of his scheme. Instead, they lavish praise and attention on him, hoping to "guilt" him into confessing.
Jr. gets an F in Algebra and forges it into an A. Claire finds out about it and soon starts to blackmail Jr. so she won't tell their parents.
Michael continues to pal around with Claire's ex.
Martin is faced with an angry gang of midgets, and learns a new lesson in bigotry.
Jessica moves to New York to teach a criminology class. When someone ransacks her place, Jessica turns to Dr. Seth Hazlitt for help.