Back in L.A. for a short visit, Karen hatches a plan to move the family back to New York for good. Hank's mighty pleased, but Becca's crestfallen about leaving her new best friend, Chelsea (ELLEN DAVIS WOGLOM). After inviting herself to Hank's class, Karen meets the comely ladies of the university: T.A. Jill Robinson (DIANE FARR) and sexpot student Jackie (EVA AMURRI). Later on, tempers flare when Becca and Chelsea get into some serious trouble and Hank and Karen are forced to pay a tense visit to Chelsea's parents, Felicia and Stacy Koons (EMBETH DAVIDTZ, PETER GALLAGHER).
Charlie is crushed when Marcy loudly consummates her girlhood-crush on Rick Springfield (RICK SPRINGFIELD). But Sue Collini (KATHLEEN TURNER) thinks up a creative way to restore Charlie's confidence.