This episode introduces us to all of the characters and we learn stuff from the past we don't hear in other episodes.
Carl- Doesn't want his mother living with him, was reluctlant to let Rachel and Richie live with them(previously)
Harriet- Gets annoyed at Carl for being bossy, wants Mother Winslow to live with them.
Mother Winslow- Can be pushy, young hearted, met many interesting people.
Rachel- Is a writer, currently working on a novel, her husband died.
Eddie- Rebellious, bribes his parents to get what he wants
Laura- Is trusted taking care of Richie, picks on Judy
Judy- Is jealous of Laura, because she's too young to take care of Richie