In the conclusion of the two-part Season 1 finale, Joe’s financial situation changes, forcing him and Mel to make some hard choices.
In Part 1 of the two-part Season 1 finale, Mel persuades Joe to tail Lennox to a school dance. Meanwhile, feelings of jealousy emerge in Holly
Mel and Joe get into a dispute with their neighbor. Elsewhere, Ryder and Lennox film a public-service announcement.
Ryder lands in hot water with his teacher (Andrew Lawrence) because of Joe. Elsewhere, Mel gets Lennox into an over-18 concert
Joe’s little brother, Tony (Matthew Lawrence), unexpectedly arrives in town and Mel becomes interested in his photography. However, problems arise when Tony’s pictures of Mel appear on the Internet
Mel’s dad comes back to town to support a bill Mel opposes. Meanwhile, Lennox’s poetry proves popular with a classmate who’s an aspiring singer.
Mel reexamines her romance with George. Elsewhere, Holly introduces her folks to Ryder
Mel’s last single friend accepts a marriage proposal, so Mel pushes herself to find a mate.
Lennox seeks Mel’s approval to do some modeling. Elsewhere, Joe gives Ryder tips on how to get a date.