Molly plans a party after hearing that Peggy is suddenly retiring.
Molly faces a dilemma when her publisher asks her to make a provocative change to her book.
Following a dramatic argument with Joyce over money, Mike and Molly move into Mike's childhood room at Peggy's.
Molly hates her draft of the novel she's working on and decides to take a break, but now she needs to decide on something else to occupy her time.
Mike plans to live life to the fullest after getting shot during a robbery.
Molly meets her literary idol, J.C. Small, a cynic who advises her to write about things in her life that she wouldn't want people to know. Meanwhile, Mike invites his mother over for dinner in an effort to cheer her up.moreless
Molly decides writing a crime novel will be her new career, so she goes on a ride-along with Mike to research a book she wants to pen.
Molly makes a huge decision to stop her career as a teacher and delve into writing.
When Peggy breaks up with Patrick, Mike tries to reunite them; as a tornado reaches Chicago, Molly and Mike reveal important news to each other.
Mike's birthday wish is to have his wife and mother get along, but Molly and Peggy butt heads more than ever as they try to plan his birthday party together. Meanwhile, Samuel and Carl compete for the same woman.moreless
Following a disagreement with Mike at the mall, Molly goes on a shopping spree.
Mike decides to take things into his own hands and find out if he is fertile enough to make a baby with Molly. Meanwhile, Vince starts working as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.moreless
Mike is frustrated when Molly's Christmas spirit takes over and starts spending a lot of money. Meanwhile, Victoria new karaoke machine is the main attraction at the Flynn home, and Peggy forces Mike and Molly to spend Christmas Eve with her and the Captain at church.moreless