In the series' final episode, Ray is nervous about having a minor procedure to remove his adenoids. The family is shaken when there are unexpected complications during the surgery, but once he starts to recover, the Barones strive to keep the situation a secret from the two people who don't know--Ray and Marie.moreless
Robert discovers Pat smoking, and she pleads for him not to tell, but smell of his clothes makes the family think he's the secret smoker.
Ray's latest manipulative plan involves constantly turning down Debra in the bedroom.
Ray tells Robert that Amy talks too much after she chats with Ray for over an hour while he tries to watch a basketball game on TV. Of course, Robert tells Amy, which leads to a heated confrontation between "Lady Chatterly" and her insensitive brother-in-law.
Marie is astounded when Franks puts salt on her homemade lasagna, leading her to believe that she's lost her touch in the kitchen. However, Ray and Robert discover that the problem is Frank, who has lost his sense of taste. They believe it's a side-effect from some potency medication Frank is taking, but Frank doesn't want to give it up, and he doesn't want anyone to know he's taking it, especially Marie.moreless
Ray accidentally insults the twins' new friend and the faux pas quickly spirals out of control when he repeats it to the boy's dad.
When Debra accidentally throws out Ray's letter from Muhammad Ali, Marie covers for her, setting off a chain of favors that quickly overwhelms Debra.
Amy's parents ask Ray to give their son, Peter, some tips on dating. Later, Debra throws a cocktail party and invites some single women to meet Peter, but Ray isn't thrilled with the guest list.
Ray becomes jealous when Marie starts treating Robert better than him. Ray finds out that Marie gave Robert a "gift basket" full of lotions, massage oil, candles, etc. Ray deduces Marie is just manipulating Robert by giving him all this, so it will put him and Amy 'into the mood'. She does this with the intention of eventually having new grandchildren. Robert sees this as wrong, and actually puts him out of the mood with Amy, not able to get Marie out of his head.moreless
Debra invites her divorced parents, Warren and Lois, to the family Thanksgiving. When Ray walks in on the two making love, he and Debra assume that they are getting back together. Later on, Warren and Lois inform Debra otherwise and an unprecedented turn of events shocks everyone.
The women pressure Ray and Frank to accompany Robert to one of his therapy sessions. Instead, they go out to the horse track, and then put on an act in front of the wives. However, even though they skip the therapy sessions, the three unwittingly get closer.
Ray and Debra have different reactions when Ally comes home with an F in math--and a nasty attitude to go with it. Debra feels that their daughter is simply not working hard enough, while Ray believes that her teacher is to blame.
After being chided for wearing a shoddy shirt and getting stains on it, Ray lies and tells Debra that members of the PTA called her outfit "trampy." This leads her to dress extra-trampy on purpose at a PTA meeting in their home, where the truth finally comes out.
When Debra and Marie have a big fight, Ray is struck with worry when he thinks Debra's anger will cause her to forget about their sex that night. But, it's the opposite when that anger causes a more intense night of sex.
When Ray and Debra visit Frank and Marie's condo, they learn that the owners are going to kick them out. Marie and Frank move out. Robert and Amy are upset, but they let Frank and Marie live with them.
Frank and Marie return from a trip down to a retirement home in New Jersey and they tell the family that they plan on moving there. Everyone, besides Frank and Marie, is overjoyed after hearing the news. Marie and Frank sell their house to Robert and Amy for $26,000. On they day of their moving, however, Debra reveals some mixed feelings about their moving and doesn't feel right about it.moreless