Annie's birthday wish is for her children to write a letter about all the important things in their lives, but Tim rebels against his mother's nosiness.
Annie visits Sara's hairstylist Darren and fixes him up with Alex. Seeing the two together makes Todd admit his feelings for Alex. Peter is frustrated when Tim is said to be suffering from stress.
Sara gives Tim a less than glowing job referral; Peter is jealous of his wife's handsome costar, Roger (James Patrick Stuart).
Peter receives an unwanted gift from his family; Sara learns that her office parties are not well received by her staff.
Peter and Annie begin to wonder about their daughter's sexual orientation; Tim breaks into his brother's apartment to steal his prized possession.
Peter's romantic prowess comes into question when Todd teases him about being past his prime; Todd goes teeth to teeth against Dr. Fishman.
Peter and Annie believe today is the best day ever; Sara brings a date home for dinner; Tim finds a job.
Peter and Annie's attempt at befriending the Millers does not go as planned; Tim uncovers a secret about Todd's life that Sarah had kept hidden.
Sara starts spending time with one of Annie's friends to make her mother jealous; Tim and Peter play a game of pool to settle a disagreement over house rules.
Sexual tension complicates Todd's relationship with a new employee (Jaime Pressly); Peter and Annie sense trouble in Tim and Maggie's relationship.
Peter's visiting mother (Cloris Leachman) insists on celebrating her birthday in conjunction with Tim and Maggie's engagement party.
Maggie's ex-husband (Patrick Warburton) comes into town and learns that Maggie and Tim are more than just neighbors.
Peter and Annie decide to relive moments from their youth, but they are interrupted by the arrival of their children.
Peter and Annie decide to do an early Thanksgiving dinner after they learn that the rest of the family will be away on Thanksgiving day.
Peter and Annie convince Sara to see her male guest as more than a friend; Tim feels guilty for kissing a beautiful young woman during his 21st birthday celebration.
Tim and Maggie have difficulty adopting a dog because of their lifestyle.
Tired of trying to please her parents, Sarah decides to become a rebel with support and advice from her brothers.
Pressured by his parents to go back to school, Tim takes a mindless job instead and starts feeling miserable.
Peter and Annie are forced to take drastic measures to restore their reputations as parents. Ken Lerner and Molly Cheek guest star.
The Brennans decide to set Sara up with two dates, to end her dating drought; when they learn that neither man wants a second date, they figure they must tell her the truth.
Annie tries to break up Tim and Maggie by aggressively imposing herself into their personal life; Todd can't decide whether to marry Jeanie (guest star Elizabeth Bennett) or date Susan (guest star Amy Farrington).
Peter and Annie Brennan (John Larroquette, Christine Baranski) try to nudge their adult children out of the nest.