Michael develops a fast friendship with Claire's boyfriend, which he maintains even after the relationship ends -- much to Claire's chagrin. Jr. finds himself in an uncomfortable predicament after spending too much quality time with himself.
It wasn't all that long ago that Michael Kyle had life all figured out. He married his high school sweetheart, had three beautiful kids and, while she stayed at home with the children, he went out and made a living. But somewhere along the line, things spun out of control.
Chaos reigns in the Cohen kitchen as Sandy, Ryan and Seth continue to cope with Kirsten's rehab. When Sandy encourages Kirsten to come home to her family, Kirsten's attachment to Charlotte (recurring guest star JERI RYAN) raises concern in Sandy. Meanwhile, at The Harbor School, Dean Hess (recurring guest star ERIC MABIUS - "Eyes"), the new Dean of Discipline, arrives and makes a decision that changes Marissa's life forever. Summer trumps her cardigan-wearing, goody two-shoes nemesis Taylor Townsend (recurring guest star AUTUMN REESER) when planning the annual Kick-Off Carnival. And Jimmy (recurring guest star TATE DONOVAN) offers Julie a surprising proposal.
Sandy frets over Kirsten's attachment to her rehab friend. Marissa gets bad news from the new dean. Summer trumps Taylor when planning a carnival. Jimmy makes a proposal to Julie.
Chaos reigns in the Cohen kitchen as Sandy, Ryan and Seth continue to cope with Kirsten's rehab. When Sandy encourages Kirsten to come home to her family, Kirsten's attachment to Charlotte raises concern in Sandy.
Janet thinks Michael plans to golf on their anniversary, but he arranges to have Brian McKnight sing for them at a surprise ceremony to renew their vows.
Jay's girlfriend Wanda brings her Brian McKnight's tickets (a concert Jay was really looking forward to see), but unfortunately she has to turn it down because it's on the same night as their anniversary.
Jr. buys a clunker instead of the practical car Michael recommends.
The anniversary day finally comes and Michael goes out to play golf, leaving Jay devastated at home.
After getting his driver's license, Jr. buys a clunker instead of the practical car Michael picked out for him.
When Jr. finally gets his driver's license, he buys his first car -- a dilapidated, gear-grinding, backfiring clunker.