A wicked storm traps the Belchers and forces them to take shelter with Teddy's new employer, a recent widow whom Linda suspects may be hiding a terrible secret.
Unbeknownst to Mac and Charlie, their new self-help workout program is part of a grandiose scheme for the Reynolds family to individually get what they want.
The gang chooses sides as they vie for majority control of Paddy's Pub in the wake of Frank's retirement.
Feeling that they need to maintain a certain level of decorum during their appearance on a nationally televised game show, Dennis tries to get the rest of the gang to tone down their eccentricities.moreless
With Charlie's help, Mac sets out to prove that his father is innocent of murder. Meanwhile, the Reynolds family attempt to intervene in Bill Ponderosa's plan to drink himself to death at Paddy's pub.moreless
Believing the dynamics of the group has had some profound negative effects on them as individuals, Dennis decides that he needs to get away from his friends. Much to his displeasure, Mac and Frank follow suit. This allows Charlie and Dee the opportunity to spend time together without being burdened by peer pressure and criticisms.moreless
After the recent activities of the fish factory across the street raises some red flags for the gang, Dennis and Mac have Dee go undercover as an employee to gather intelligence. Feeling left out and suspicious of their friends' secretive activities, Frank and Charlie decide to spy on them.
Charlie has the gang come together to help him undo the mess they have made of Paddy's so that the bar will look presentable during a surprise health inspection.
After hearing of Dee's success with group dating, the rest of the gang arranges to have the next events be held at Paddy's Pub in order to get some dates and make profit.moreless