In part 1, the Campbells and Tates take turns accusing each other of being Peter's real killer. Chester attempts to kill himself by dropping a bucket on his head. Jodie and Carol move in together. Burt and Danny meet Jodie's boyfriend, Dennis. Mary and Benson visit Jessica in prison. Mrs. Flotsky puts a curse on her son Tim's upcoming marriage to Corinne. Jessica appeals for Peter's real killer to come forward at her sentencing hearing.
In part 2, Chester explains that his repressed memory of killing Peter came back to him when the bucket hit him in the head. Benson and the other Tates attempt to sort through their feelings about Chester. Chester is placed in a cell with a brutal killer named Dutch. Mary accuses Burt of having an affair when he returns home late one night. Dutch coerces Chester to be an accomplice in his escape plan. Carol discovers she's pregnant with Jodie's child.moreless
Dutch sets his escape plan into motion with Chester as his unwilling accomplice. Burt offers to make Danny a partner in his construction business. Danny and Mary spend the minutes before his wedding ceremony badmouthing his bride-to-be. Elaine's father joyfully announces that he is disowning her. Carol tells Jodie she's pregnant with his child. One by one, the Tates disappear upon entering their basement.moreless
Dutch briefly holds the Tates hostage in their basement in order to tell them that he and Chester will be hiding there to avoid the authorities. The Campbells try to adjust to life with Elaine. Jodie announces he's going to be a father, much to Burt's delight. Dutch and Eunice sleep together after a very brief courtship. Jessica and Mary debate who has the crazier family. Mrs. Flotsky causes a scene at Tim and Corinne's wedding.moreless
Corinne gets marriage advice from her mother. Chester is devastated when Benson kills his pet rat in the basement. Tim and Corinne have difficulties consummating their marriage on their wedding night. Mary tells Burt her life is boring and she wants to go to school. Danny tells Burt he's having trouble financing Elaine's lifestyle. Chester's family attempts to find a replacement for his pet rat, then has to improvise when he suddenly faints.moreless
Chester is left in a coma at the hospital. Jessica tells Eunice she can't have a future with Dutch. Danny tries to kill Elaine with kindness. Jodie proposes to Carol and swears off men. Mrs. Flotsky summons Tim and Corrine to her deathbed. Burt's secretary Sally comes on to Danny, then Burt. Jessica authorizes Chester's doctor to perform high-risk brain surgery.moreless
Tim and Corinne move in with the Tates. Dennis threatens to ruin Jodie's marriage plans with Carol. Mary's professor makes a pass at her. Elaine begins to warm to the Campbells. Chester comes out of his brain surgery very confused.
Carol's father objects to Carol and Jodie's marriage. Elaine opens up to Danny. Jessica, Mary, Corinne, and Eunice commiserate. Sally tells Burt she's in love with him. Danny and Elaine see each other in a new light. Chester survives the brain surgery, but loses his memory.
Home from the hospital, Chester drives the Tates crazy. Jodie and Dennis part on bad terms. Eunice and Dutch make plans to rendezvous in the country. Corinne learns she is pregnant. Believing that Mary is cheating on him, Burt gets drunk and spends the night in Sally's apartment.
Burt wakes up the next morning next to Sally feeling guilty, and makes up a story to explain to Mary why he didn't come home last night; Tim begins working for Burt and Danny, but quickly becomes a liability; Chester's amnesia continues to weigh on the Tates; Mary and Elaine bond; Carol has her wedding shower at the Tate home.moreless
Eunice and Dutch leave for his family's farm. Chester fears he is a burden on the family, then disappears. Jodie and Jessica offer emotional support to Mary.Burt tries to break off with Sally. It is revealed that Sally's interest in Burt is merely part of a malicious plot against him. Elaine is kidnapped.moreless
The Campbells scramble to raise Elaine's ransom. Jessica hires Detective Donohue to find Chester. Corinne learns that her pregnancy is much further along than she can explain. Carol has pre-wedding jitters. Dennis makes a last-ditch effort to win back Jodie. Burt and Danny negotiate with the kidnappers.
The kidnappers let Danny talk to Elaine. Eunice and Dutch find their hideout cabin a bit too rustic. Detective Donohue declares his love for Jessica. Burt and Mary are emotional wrecks on Jodie's wedding day. Danny and Jodie reminisce about their childhood. Carol fails to show up for the ceremony.
Elaine gets shot while escaping from the kidnappers, she makes it home in time to die in Danny's arms. Mary tells Burt that her professor attacked her and Burt tells Mary that he slept with some old fat woman.
Corinne tells Tim about her unexplainable five-month pregnancy. Jessica tells Detective Donohue that she loves him, too.
Sally reacts badly when Burt asks her to find another job. The Tates visit Dutch and Eunice at the hideaway cabin, with the police not far behind. Danny sets out to find Elaine's killers with Burt in tow. Detective Donohue presents Jessica with evidence of Chester's death. But Chester is very much alive, if a little confused, in Toledo.
Jessica hosts a memorial service for Chester. Sally tells Mary that Burt is having an affair with both her and an eighteen-year-old girl. Jodie tracks down Carol in Texas. Carol tells Jodie that she doesn't want him to be the father of her baby. Chester remembers that his name is Lester Pate - or something like that.moreless
Burt, Danny, Jodie, Chuck, and Bob drown their sorrows during a night on the town. Tim announces that he's going to become a hermit. The police catch up with Dutch. Jodie meets Alice, a suicidal lesbian, on the Tri-borough Bridge. Mary moves in with Jessica. Corinne goes into labor.
Corinne gives birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Mary angrily confronts Burt with his alleged infidelities. Burt vows to prove himself innocent of Sally's accusations .Jodie and Alice get off to a rocky start as roommates. Jessica enjoys an evening of dinner and romance at Detective Donohue's apartment. Meanwhile, Chester regains his memory and heads for Dunn's River.moreless
Corinne's new baby keeps everybody awake. Jessica tells Mary about her date with Donohue. Burt learns that Inga Swenson is behind Sally's treachery. Danny meets Alice, his first lesbian. Jessica decides to have an affair with Detective Donohue, who proposes to her. Then, Chester returns home.
Jessica and Donohue agonize about the future of their relationship. Jessica tells Chester about her affair with Donohue. Billy runs into a former classmate who has joined a religious cult. Eunice visits Dutch in prison. Danny and Jodie engineer a reconciliation between Burt and Mary. Sally confesses to Mary that she lied about Burt's affairs. Something strange is going on in the Tate nursery.moreless
Chester reacclimates himself to life in the Tate household.Jessica tells Chester and Donohue that she's torn between them. Jodie brings Alice home to meet the Campbells. Corinne tracks down Tim in his cave to tell him his son is possessed by the devil. Danny gets a lead on Elaine's killers. Burt tags along with Danny and spots a UFO.
No one believes Burt saw a UFO. Benson visits Billy at the Sunnies'. Jessica apologizes to Donohue for taking so long to decide between him and Chester. Jodie and Alice go on a "date." Tim returns home to take on the Devil.
Jessica leads the family in the exorcism on Corrine's baby. Corinne believes that the baby is possessed because of her promiscuous past. Jessica calls Chester and Donohue together to deliver her decision.Jodie and Alice grow closer. Danny finds himself in danger. Billy is taken hostage by the Sunnies. Burt is abducted by aliens.moreless