Billy hits it off with a new man, but soon learns he's a "participator." Meanwhile, Julie's home life crumbles when Arthur cracks under the pressure of the PBS pledge drive.
In the season finale, a bed-bug infestation in their building sends the gang to secretly crash at the vacationing Lou's pad, where they unknowingly snack on some special Oscar "treats," and to complicate matters, he cuts short his getaway and returns unexpectedly.moreless
John is invited to participate in a celebrity roast of Lou and worries just how far he can turn up the heat, while Oscar tries to make Jane more My Fair Ladylike.
John may find himself home alone over Christmas when he lets his resentment of actor Macaulay Culkin impact the holiday. Meanwhile, Lou learns that his network-host rival is planning a yuletide special to compete with his; and Andre gets mistaken for a puppet.moreless
Motif is put out and turns to his three girlfriends for support when John and Jane refuse to add him to the lease on the apartment. Meanwhile. the stooge Lou plants in his audience demands to be put under contract.moreless
John gets a visit from his devoutly Catholic parents. Meanwhile, Jane starts taking a certain medication to impress a guy, despite the unpleasant side effects.
Mulaney wonders why Jane dislikes all of his girlfriends; and Lou asks for help planning a dignified death.
John's neighbor Lapidus dies, and to honor him, John decides to use Lapidus' jokes for Lou's monologue.
John starts dating a doula who helps him deal with his fear of childbirth. Meanwhile, Lou's outrageous on-screen behavior warrants John's attention.