8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The kids question Cate's motives when they return from their summer getaways and discover that she has bought a new bed and changed her hairstyle. Meanwhile, after traveling through Europe over the summer, Kerry met and had a fling with a boy - which leaves Bridget jealous and Kerry wondering what to do about boyfriend Kyle; new high school Student Body President Bridget is convinced even further that life is a popularity contest after taking a trip to Washington, DC over the summer; and after a depressed Jim fails to win back the affections of his wife in Florida, Rory attempts to help him quit smoking -- which is complicated by Jim's discovery that C.J. was responsible for their irreconciliation.moreless

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  • Too serious?

    This episode doesn't really have funny moment's. It's not really a normal 8 simple rules. It's out of character!

    It's all too serious! Really snidey moments from sister to sister. And Kerry being really down. It all reminds me of a soap opera, not the normal 8 simple rules.

    Cate does her hair and room, and yeah I agree it does look like a banana gum ball.

    Load's of revelations about CJ telling Grandma about Tina and Grandpa stopping smoking but then he does smoke. I don't know.

    Nothing really spectacular happen's in this episode. Bridget's love life take's a back seat to Kerry's which you don't actually see the guy!! It's all about the family. No outside characters and no humour.

    It's emotional but I didn't like it.moreless
  • Changes with Cate and around the house make things difficult to understand.

    The kids realize that Cate is doing a lot of changes around the house and with her --herself. Like her new blonde highlight that Bridget totally doesn't believe in, and Cate's painted bedroom and the bed that Cate switched...The kids realize that their maybe might've actually moved on...for real, this time.

    This episode was nice. It actually is informative too. It informed us that the changes around the house and with the characters are making a difference...everybody's moving on. I loved this episode. It so deserved a 10/10 scale.moreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Cate Egan Hennessy

David Spade

David Spade

C.J. Barnes (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers

Rory Joseph Hennessy

James Garner

James Garner

Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Bridget Hennessy

Amy Davidson (I)

Amy Davidson (I)

Kerry Hennessy

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