Doug and Buddy clash over Buddy's involvement with a college graduate; Annie resents a friend's (Dana Plato) flirting; guest Tony O'Dell.
Annie finds friendship difficult when she is labeled the smartest student in the class; Buddy studies for college-entrance exams.
Kate becomes embarrassed when a friend (Louise Latham) is arrested for shoplifting; Annie is angry when she takes a look in Buddy's diary.
Willie borrows $3,000 from Kate, intending to save Jeff from the hands of an angry drug dealer; a teenager (Michael J. Fox) pursues Kate.
Buddy and Kate pressure a pianist (Timothy Wead) preparing for an audition; Annie wants to go to a party with Nancy; guest Ted Danson.
Willie's sudden involvement with his play's director causes him to reconsider his engagement to Rachel; Buddy's new car causes problems.
Rumors spread about Buddy and a teacher/advisor (Cliff De Young); Willie uses Annie as a referral to submit a play to a major producer.
Kate accuses Nancy of neglecting troubled Timmy as she prepares an important legal brief; Buddy tries to reunite two friends.
The whole family is disrupted when Kate finds out she is pregnant; a zany friend of Buddy's is determined to have an affair with Willie.
Buddy becomes jealous and angry when her college-age jogging partner (Jameson Parker) begins dating Nancy; Annie thinks she is psychic.
Willie announces he won't be home for Christmas, bringing an argument from Doug; Buddy asks Kate to give odd jobs to the school custodian.
Doug refuses to deal with his father's (Henry Fonda) senility until confronted by the elder Lawrence himself. Directed by Joanne Woodward.
Doug is jealous of a Soviet composer (George S. Irving) Kate is escorting; Annie and Buddy vie for Willy's room; guest Elya Baskin.
Finally allowed to have a secretary, Willie offers the job to a prostitute (Shera Danese) who wants to better herself; guest Marty Ingels.
A pack of old love letters makes Kate wonder what became of her first boyfriend; Buddy loses her heart to her handsome swimming coach.
A disruptive music student (Steve Guttenberg) makes Kate question her career choice; Annie tries to repay Buddy for a lost ring.
Nancy, studying hard for her bar exams, allows herself to be distracted by a charming young lawyer (Greg Mullavey) who lives next door.
Willie falls for a dancer (Stephanie Zimbalist) devoted to ballet; Doug and Kate enroll in an exercise class.
Buddy works hard to come out first in a history competition, only to have a troubled classmate teach her a lesson in the price of winning.
Hospital-volunteer Buddy meets an athlete (Michael Biehn) who may lose a leg to bone cancer; Doug helps Annie in her class-presidency bid.
A girl (Priscilla Lopez) drives drunk with dancing-class partner Buddy in the car then does nothing when Buddy is mistakenly arrested.
Kate discovers Willie is having an affair with recital partner (Shelley Long) from her music class.
Nancy becomes involved with a school psychologist (David Birney) and learns he was accused of molesting a girl.
Doug buys a gun after being threatened by a parolee he helped send to prison; loyalty to a friend causes Buddy to be accused of cheating.
Kate's old friend (Rachel Roberts), now a famous actress, is so impressed with Buddy's school-play performance that she offers her a role.
Doug accidentally discovers that his friend and law partner is having an affair with his assistant; Annie thinks a woman has been killed.
Annie is depressed when she has no Christmas gifts from her parents; Willie gets a haircut to please an old friend; guest Michael Keaton.
Nancy gets a job as researcher in a prestigious law firm, but discovers that her new boss has more than a professional interest in her.
The Lawrences decide to spend Thanksgiving at the farm Willie inherited from his grandmother, before he sells the land.
Willie falls in love with a fellow writing student (Kim Cattrall) then discovers she is married; Nancy decides to get her own apartment.
Kate's hopes for a quiet weekend in the hospital are shattered because her roommate is a rock singer (Annie Potts); guest Charlotte Rae.
Nancy's plans to remarry Jeff are derailed by his impractical ambitions; Annie wants to add Lawrence to her name; guest Stephen Furst.
The boyfriend (Leif Garrett) of 16-year-old Buddy pressures her to have sex; Doug covets a red Corvette; guest Lisa Whelchel.
Kate's dreams of quiet in her empty nest end when 11-year-old orphan Annie Cooper (Quinn Cummings) comes to stay; guest Nicolas Coster.
Doug neglects work when he renews his interest in astronomy; Kate's music teacher (William Daniels) tells her to leave the class.
Buddy's oldest friend (Dinah Manoff) refuses to behave like everyone else; Kate buys a plaid sports jacket for Doug.
A dream in which she strikes a child while driving a red car so frightens Kate that she hesitates taking injured Buddy to the hospital.
Willie's dishonest old schoolmate (Joseph Bottoms) visits for a few days, alienating everyone but Buddy.
Doug and his father (David Wayne) travel to their summer home in an attempt to resolve an old conflict; pregnant Nancy has problems.
On the eve of his 21st birthday, Willie begins to feel like a failure and winds up spending the night with Doug and a concerned stripper.
Buddy discovers that her friend Audrey is about to give herself to a deceitful boy; Nancy decides not to tell Jeff about her pregnancy.
Nancy fears a recently jilted friend (Jennifer Salt) is on the verge of doing something foolish; guests Ken Kercheval, Vincent Baggetta.
Buddy departs on a ski weekend with T.J.'s family, leaving Kate to lavish her motherly attentions on a young blind man (John Friedlich).
Willie begins dating Lizzie's former roommate (Gretchen Corbett) but can't escape memories of his life with Lizzie; guest Terri Nunn.
Kate becomes locked in a model condominium overnight with a pregnant woman (Kim Darby); Buddy's hair-streaking attempt ends in disaster.
Nancy learns that Willie's old writing teacher (David Selby), whom she has been dating, has given a false evaluation of Willie's script.
The joy of the holiday season in the Lawrence household is shattered when little Timmy is taken ill and faces a crisis on Christmas Eve.
Willie learns the real reason his boss (Samantha Eggar) suddenly gave him a big promotion; Buddy uses another boy to make T.J. jealous.
Kate fills in for Buddy on a baby-sitting job and becomes convinced her charge is a child-abuse victim; a puppy is left in Nancy's car.
Buddy's friend Laura returns for a visit and reveals her alcoholism; Doug's lonely business acquaintance becomes attached to the family.
Willie becomes attached to a 14-year-old orphan (Kirk Calloway) and tries to convince the family to adopt the boy; guest Dorian Harewood.
Willie sees his married buddy becoming friends with Nancy; Buddy discovers that a teacher (Blair Brown) she likes is homosexual.
Doug's relationship with a woman lawyer (Linda Lavin) who has fallen in love with him puts a strain on the family, particularly Buddy.
Buddy competes with a pretty classmate for T.J.'s affections; Nancy decides to win Jeff back after meeting his fiancee (Veronica Hamel).
Gifts of bracelets -- a diamond one for Kate, and T.J.'s I.D. band for Buddy -- make mother and daughter realize the changes in their lives.
Willie falls for a student (Brooke Adams) who reveals she may be dying from radiation poisoning; guest Gretchen Corbett.
Willie and Lizzie wed, but their happy life together is destined to be brief; guests Gretchen Corbett, Priscilla Pointer.
An acquaintance (William Windom) of the Lawrences', recently divorced after 25 years of marriage, leans on lonely Kate for companionship.
A self-styled psychic (David Dukes) reveals personal information to Kate about her mother and long-lost aunt; guest Daniel J. Travanti.
Nancy's former mother-in-law pleads a bad back while visiting and stays in Willie's room, vacant since he decided to live with Salina.
Blinded after a hit-and-run accident, Doug faces the choice of having risky surgery to restore his sight or remaining blind.
Family and friends seem disappointed when Doug decides to forgo risky surgery and remain blind.
Nancy's renewed ties to a former boyfriend (Peter Coffield) falter when she learns he is a drug addict.
Willie's old friend, a fugitive kidnapper, wants Willie's help to see his ailing father; a news story could cost Buddy a friend.
Nancy receives gifts from an uncomfortably observant secret admirer; Buddy's lonely school-project partner adopts the Lawrences.
A woman (Tovah Feldshuh) thinks Kate is her natural mother; Willie falls for a wealthy girl who came for an engagement photograph.
When Doug's old flame (Pat Crowley) visits, he postpones joining Kate and the family on a weekend trip.
Willie meets an older woman (Elizabeth Ashley) when he takes Nancy and Timmy to the airport; Kate and Buddy decide to buy a dog for Doug.
Bored Kate considers getting a job; Buddy flirts over her CB radio; guests Murray Matheson, James Woods.
Willie finds the truth hard to accept when his lifelong friend (Brian Byers) is arrested for assaulting an officer in a homosexual bar.
Kate discovers Doug's visiting sister Emily is an alcoholic; Buddy attempts to help an elderly woman.
Salina fights her baby's father (Nicholas Hammond) for custody; Kate sees Fred Hogan with another woman.
Buddy pursues a skateboard whiz (Willie Aames); Kate serves on the jury for the trial of a boy accused of rape and murder.
The Lawrence home is bombarded by threats and protests after news leaks out that Kate was responsible for the hung jury.
Nancy accepts Peter's (David Hedison) proposal but then is drawn to another man (Tommy Lee Jones); Buddy worries about becoming a woman.
Buddy asks to be excluded from a home movie Willie is making, after he ignores requests for help with a speech she must make at school.
Willie tries to choose between Big Al and old love Salina; Doug considers a prestigious job offer in New York.
Willie falls for Buddy's boss, a college student who runs a bakery; Nancy's college professor makes a pass when her divorce hearing nears.
A burglary in the Lawrence home makes it difficult for Willie to announce his intention to leave home and live on the farm he inherited.
The christening of Nancy and Jeff's baby causes conflict when he is named after a Lawrence son lost years earlier during a fishing trip.
Willie can't accept that a visit by his outspoken maternal grandmother (Mildred Natwick) may be her last.
Buddy, jealous of Willie's attentions to a waitress (Season Hubley), is upset by the girl's pregnancy.
Kate tries to be composed while awaiting results of a breast-tumor biopsy; Buddy's best friend prepares to move.