Schneider's former cell mate from the episode "A Little Larceny" shows up, fresh out of jail, looking for a job and a place to live. When his stint as a handyman fails miserably, Ann volunteers to help the career criminal pursue his lifelong dream of being a salesman.
Ann begins a relationship with her archaeology professors, who immediately pressures her to spend six months in Greece with him.
Ann reluctantly agrees to accompany Schneider on a casual date to a comedy club, but she ends up bringing home one of the comedians. As their relationship develops, so do the reservations Barbara and Schneider have towards the man.
Despite Max's steady income, he and Julie find themselves buried in credit card debt and turn to Ann for help.
Bob Morton visits the apartment to show off his new girlfriend, who Barbara immediately recognizes as the girl who was known as "All-The-Way Faraday" at a nearby high school. When Bob confides that he's planning to propose to her, Barbara faces a serious dilemma.
Barbara's classmate Elliot becomes infatuated with her, and refuses to accept the fact she just wants to be friends. In a last ditch effort, he handcuffs himself to a post in the apartment.
Ann feels her worst nightmare has come true when her parents unexpectedly move into her building and her mother get's a job as a receptionist in her office.
Simmering tensions between Schneider and Max erupt into a bitter feud when Max invites the Romanos to a company picnic taking place the same day as Schneider's long-anticipated cookout.
Schneider and the girls are in shock when Ann's non-stop work and school schedule causes her to have a heart attack.
Barbara tries to earn money for a trip to Ft. Lauderdale by selling football betting cards, and Schneider reluctantly agrees to help her despite knowing it's illegal. His reservations turn out to be well founded, as he gets arrested and faces six months in jail unless he reveals his source for the cards.moreless
Ann insists she chose her young and attractive new personal assistant based on his qualifications, but when she learns he has a date planned for Saturday evening, she unwisely pressures him into working that night - at her place.
Failing her introductory genetics class, Barbara hires a tutor who turns out to be a thirteen year old prodigy. The arrangement seems to be working better than she could have imagined, until he works up the nerve to ask her out on a date.
Julie invites her boss at the free clinic, a psychiatrist, over to dinner before giving a lecture at the community center. When he witnesses an argument between Ann and her mother, he suggests Ann take her out to lunch the next day to work through their communication issues.
Julie and Max return from their Paris honeymoon with news he's been laid off from his flight attendant job during a pilot strike, and Ann reluctantly allows them to move back in. Ann and Barbara (and even Schneider) soon find themselves at wit's end as Max imposes his will on the household.moreless
Julie's taken aback when Max pronounces his love for her and accuses her of putting up a false front to appeal to Fred. As the wedding day approaches, Julie's confusion and doubt only grow by the minute as best-man Max continues his relentless pursuit.
An uncharacteristically cheerful Julie returns home from a ski trip with news that she's going to marry Fred, a local med school student she met while recovering from a sprained ankle, who she brought home along with his meddling best friend Max. Ann and Barbara fear that Fred won't get to know the real Julie during the week before their wedding.moreless