Air date: 9/17/02
Cate decides to go back to work as a nurse and Paul has to contend with his oldest daughter, Bridget dating his co-worker Tommy's son Kyle. Paul and Cate are shocked to learn later on that Kerry, their other daughter has been suspended from school for skipping class because she is a perfect student.
Wall of Shame
Air date: 9/24/02
Paul is eager to watch the big game of Michigan vs. Ohio State (it's Michigan fans Easter holiday according to him). Cate leaves for the day for a nursing seminar because she's interested in possibly getting her Master's degree, leaving Paul in charge of the kids. Bridget is accused of shoplifting and Paul refuses to believe her when she says she's innocent. He later listens to her story and believes her. Kerry is upset after seeing a circus ad in the paper because it's animal cruelty to her. Because of Bridget and Kerry's interruptions, Paul ends up missing almost the entire game.
Bridget's First Job
Air date: 10/1/02
After seeing how much money Bridget spends on keeping up with the latest fashions, Paul and Cate decide it's time for her to get a job to learn the value of a dollar. Bridget gets a job in the mall at a store called Strip Rags and her parents are very impressed at how well she is managing it. But when Bridget gets her first paycheck, she finds out she has spent 400 dollars more than she earned. In a hurry to pay it back, she uses her emergency credit card. Paul and Cate find out after Cate can't buy gas because of the 500 dollar charge on the credit. Bridget explains her situation and Paul expresses his disappointment in her, but says that nonetheless, he's proud of her for owning up to what she did. Paul and Cate say that Bridget can pay them back for the credit card at a slow pace.
Air date: 10/8/02
Bridget wants desperately to take her driver's test, but Paul keeps making excuses as to why she can't. Kerry decides to enter an art contest, but is devastated when she's rejected. Paul goes to find out why and one of the judges says that while Kerry is very talented, her artwork was not suitable for the contest. Cate later on takes Bridget to her driving test to which Paul reluctantly agrees. Bridget comes back home, a newly licensed Michigan driver. As she and Kerry leave to go to the store, Paul watches them from the garage and gives a little wave, saying "Off you go".
Air date: 10/15/02
A sports-struck Paul lets Bridget do whatever she wants when she breaks up with Kyle and begins dating high school basketball wonder Travis "The Rainman" Smith, whose father just happens to be Michigan baseball legend Steve "Canned Heat" Smith. Meanwhile Kerry resents the fact that Paul still thinks of her as a little girl and not as a budding teenager ready to take on the dating world.
Air date: 10/22/02
Bridget is ecstatic when the cheerleading squad has an opening for a new member. But after telling Kerry that she is not cut out to be a cheerleader, Bridget is completely dumbfounded when her sister tries out and is chosen for the team. Meanwhile, Paul tries in vain to wean Rory off video games and introduce him to the world of books.
Trick or Treehouse
Air date: 10/29/02
Paul seems to be the only one looking forward to a family Halloween, as Bridget, Kerry and Rory make plans to spend the spooky evening away from home and with their friends. But Paul's wish to relive the past by having the family get together for one last Halloween campout in the old treehouse may turn out to be the biggest nightmare of the evening.
By the Book
Air date: 11/5/02
In an effort to win back the love and respect that his daughters used to show him when they were young, Paul turns to a parenting book for some quick advice. But when Bridget and Kerry discover Paul's teaching tool, they try to use it to their advantage to get their father to let them go to a rock festival.
Two Boys for Every Girl
Air date: 11/12/02
Paul's plan backfires when, after telling Bridget to tell Kyle the truth about her date with another boy, Kyle breaks up with her. Meanwhile, Kerry's first date turns out to be a dream, but she is devastated when the boy doesn't call her back. Paul sees how miserable both his daughters are, and plays the role of matchmaker.