Bailey considers attending college in Philadelphia; Julia wins an internship in Washington, D.C.; Claudia ponders her decision to attend Juilliard; Charlie surprises everyone with a revelation of his own.
Julia debates continuing her education; Will reveals his feelings to Holly; Claudia considers consummating her relationship with Todd.
Claudia struggles to balance school and Todd; Kirsten tries to loosen up; Will may tell Bailey about his true feelings; Justin returns with news for Julia.
Bailey is upset when Will and Holly exchange intimate details; Kirsten obsesses about losing her baby; Julia contemplates moving to Mexico with Adam; Charlie tries to exercise authority at the factory; Claudia's dream affects her feelings toward Todd.
Bailey enlists Will's help to keep Holly in the country; Julia confronts Ned about their past; Claudia plays Cupid with Ross and Victor; Daphne returns with doubts about Luke.
Charlie contemplates buying the furniture factory; Bailey continues searching for a new career; Claudia discovers that Victor is hiding a secret.
Bailey begins life after rehab; Charlie turns to Bailey for help; Adam helps Julie with her writer's block; Claudia gets a promotion.
Kirsten receives news that will change the family forever; Julia follows Justin to Las Vegas to discuss his wedding.
What might have been, had the Salingers' parents lived.
Daphne moves out of town with her new boyfriend; Bailey continues to drink in moderation; Evvie's drinking gets out of control; Julia tries to be supportive of Justin's impending marriage.
Bailey meets a girl at an AA meeting; Adam has feelings for Julia; someone is stealing money from the restaurant; Daphne plans to move away.
Charlie hires Daphne to help him at the furniture store; Bailey starts seeing other women; a fellow student impresses Julia; Owen learns about discrimination.
Bailey and Holly have problems in their new relationship; Julia accompanies Claudia to Yale for a college tour; Owen turns to Victor when he is bullied at school.
The Salingers must decide what to do with their sick dog; Julia's book may not be published; Bailey tells Holly that he's not ready for commitment; Charlie gets a promotion.
The family takes care of Griffin after the motorcycle crash; Charlie and Kirsten seek illegal fertility drugs.
Charlie turns 30; Bailey meets a lost girl; Griffin teaches Daphne to ride a motorcycle.
Accusations are leveled against Charlie; Griffin and Daphne find reasons to be thankful; Julia tries to forge a reconciliation between her editor and his son.
Charlie and Kirsten try to conceive; Claudia fights off a sexual assault at a party.
Bailey decides to follow Sarah to New York; Claudia's relationship with Cameron troubles her.
Owen gets Victor to let him have a haunted house for Halloween; Julia's feelings for Evan run deeper than she thought.
Sarah meets her mother's high-school friend; Daphne admits she was fired.
A Mexican honeymoon leaves Charlie and Kirsten sick and sunburned; Julia has writer's block.
Charlie and Kirsten get married; Julia receives an offer to write a book.
Charlie proposes to Kirsten; Bailey proposes to Sarah; Daphne wants custody of Diana; Julia wins a fellowship and receives a surprise invitation.
Daphne visits Charlie, who tells Kirsten their relationship is safe; Julia goes on a date that flops; Bailey goes shopping for a ring.
Julia and her professor (Olivia d'Abo) share intimacies; Claudia invites people to a party; Kirsten is offered a job in Chicago.
A visiting professor helps Julia with her writing; Claudia and Cody find romance at a concert; Bailey and Sarah plan to return home, while Charlie plans to move out.
Julia keeps her relationship with Griffin a secret; Bailey tells Sarah they should move back in with Charlie for Owen's sake.
Julia and Griffin are trapped in an elevator; Bailey meets the new restaurant manager; Sarah plans a party for Claudia.
Charlie is served a subpoena in the custody battle; Julia tries to avoid Ned; Griffin and Kirsten look for apartments.
Bailey tries to convince his siblings that he and not Charlie should have custody of Owen; Griffin plans to kidnap Julia; Owen has a learning disability.
The custody battle between Bailey and Charlie tears the Salinger family apart.
Julia gets Ned to agree to see a therapist; Bailey and Charlie argue about guardianship of Owen; smitten with Charlie, Kirsten leaves town.
Ned refuses to stop seeing Julia; Griffin assaults him; Charlie goes to Los Angeles looking for Daphne.
Griffin asks Justin to help abused Julia; Charlie looks for Daphne; Claudia and Tucker share a first kiss.
Julia forgives Ned and lies to Griffin about Ned's abuse.
Bailey and Sarah discover Salinger's has been robbed; Julia decides to go home to escape Ned's outbursts.
Charlie thinks Daphne is going to leave, so Bailey takes Owen camping.
Daphne's mother and boyfriend visit; Julia helps Ned with a term paper; Bailey disciplines Owen.
A huge tax refund sends Bailey on a spending spree; Julia thinks Ned's brother may be a savant; Griffin takes Claudia on an adventure.
Bailey fights to stop the opening of a new restaurant across the street; Julia catches Ned in a series of lies.
Owen disappears at the mall on Thanksgiving; Claudia is upset at spending the holiday alone at boarding school.
Daphne and Owen have problems embracing the baby; Daphne frustrates Charlie; Bailey and Sarah differ on parenthood.
Daphne is in danger of premature delivery; Sarah and Bailey take in Will's pregnant girlfriend.
Doctors order bed rest for Daphne; Julia and Ned attend a fraternity house Halloween party.
Charlie and Daphne try to name the baby; Sarah seeks her birth mother again; Claudia wants to get out of the dorm.
Charlie seeks custody of his unborn baby; Daphne returns; Claudia finds being smart hurts her popularity.
Overprotective Charlie prompts pregnant Daphne to return to her wild ways; Julia meets new friends at college; Claudia leaves for boarding school.
Bailey turns to Sarah for consolation over Annie; Charlie seeks Kirsten's advice; Griffin takes Julia to Stanford.
Charlie learns some shocking news from Daphne; Julia decides not to leave Griffin; Claudia is admitted to an elite prep school.
Charlie falls in love with an exotic dancer; Griffin and Justin quarrel over Julia.
Uncle Joe wants to leave the restaurant business.
His cancer in remission, Charlie wants to throw a life-affirming party.
His cancer in remission, Charlie wants to throw a life-affirming party; Griffin admits he slept with Rosalie; Uncle Joe wants to leave the restaurant business.
The family visits its mountain cabin and reminisces; Julia confronts Griffin.
Julia finds Griffin's love letter from Rosalie; Claudia sees a psychologist; Annie resumes drinking.
Julia's responsibilities alienate Griffin; Charlie names a guardian for Claudia and Owen.
When Charlie catches pneumonia, he decides to make out a will; Bailey quits school.
Julia convinces Griffin to make a commercial for the motorcycle shop; Claudia writes a school time-capsule essay.
A fellow patient convinces Charlie that time is of the essence; Julia's new friend bewails her troubled marriage.
Julia takes over Charlie's responsibilities at the cost of a rift with Griffin.
When Bailey manages the restaurant, he must tell Julia she is not a good waitress.
Charlie goes on a road trip with Kirsten; Bailey's new girlfriend shocks Will.
Charlie starts radiation treatment; the family wants to help.
Charlie decides to tell family members, one by one, his secret.
Julia and Griffin get married again; Charlie confides in Nina about his illness.
Charlie collapses on the racquetball court; Griffin keeps his financial troubles from Julia.
Charlie ignores Griffin's overtures of friendship; Bailey and Annie are mutually attracted.
Bailey gives cookie-jar money to Annie; Griffin pays a surprise visit; Nina accepts an assignment in China.
Charlie goes on a date; Bailey and Sarah deal with a difficult tenant; Julia sends her boss the wrong signals.
Bailey discovers being a convicted felon is a problem; Charlie begins dating again; Claudia refuses to do her community service.
Bailey focuses on college, while Sarah quarrels with her parents; Claudia snoops in Reed's closet; a friend comes between Julia and Griffin.
Bailey is arrested; Julia adjusts to married life; Claudia wants to be a cheerleader; Charlie contends with Owen's cross-dressing.
Justin invites Julia to spend the summer with him in Europe; Charlie evaluates his relationship with Grace; Sarah chooses a college.
Charlie hesitates letting Bailey serve as soloist Claudia's chaperon; Julia and Griffin take a motorcycle trip; Grace gives Charlie surprising news.
Sarah is torn when she meets an attractive medical student, but she continues to help Bailey recover; Julia starts skipping school to spend time with Griffin.
Bailey finally admits he has a drinking problem; Sarah is released from the hospital; Grace decides to run for local office.
Rejected by everyone, Bailey continues to drink and endangers lives when he gets behind the wheel of his car.
The Salinger family confronts Bailey about his alcohol abuse.
Intoxicated Bailey ruins Owen's birthday party; Julia ends her relationship with Sam.
Grace moves in with Charlie; Bailey alienates everyone by continuing to drink.
Will questions Bailey about his drinking; a fire destroys Grace's apartment, prompting her to move in with Charlie; Julia moves in with Sam.
Passion overcomes Charlie and Grace; reluctant Julia is accepted at Stanford; Bailey and Callie clash; Claudia reveals a teacher's secret.
Julia and Sam become a couple despite their age difference; Callie asks Bailey to move out; Bailey drinks to fill his emptiness.
Guilt plagues Julia after a friend commits suicide; Bailey and Sarah have difficulties; Charlie attends a high school reunion.
Grandpa Jake (Carroll O'Connor) returns for the holidays; Bailey finds a mentor in his wrestling coach; Claudia tries to keep Stuart at a safe distance.
Charlie convinces Kirsten to return to San Francisco without telling her parents; Julia has to turn down a ski trip with Sam in order to baby-sit.
Joe returns to the Salingers to be married; Charlie takes Grace to Joe's wedding; Sarah wants intimacy with Bailey; Sam dumps Julia.
Bailey rescues Callie from a bad date, making her more dependent on him; Claudia writes an advice column for the school newspaper.
Roof repairmen cause chaos at the Salinger home; Julia develops a crush on one of the roofers; Charlie refuses to serve the homeless at the restaurant.
Bailey reconsiders breaking up with Sarah after she nurses him through the chicken pox; Julia asks a novelist to critique her writing.
Sarah tries to convince Bailey to go to the Halloween dance; Claudia wants to rid the family home of a curse.
Charlie and Kirsten's visiting parents struggle over what is best for her; Bailey and his roommate Callie rebel against their families.
Bailey helps Callie with boyfriend trouble; Julia has an intimacy problem with Cooper; Charlie helps Claudia's friend deal with a personal problem.
Charlie helps Kirsten deal with her depression; Claudia handles house problems by herself; Julia dates Cooper; Bailey rents a room in a college couple's apartment.
Bailey meets a new classmate at college registration; Charlie learns his failed wedding caused Kirsten trouble; Julia, Sarah and Justin vie in an essay contest.
Charlie stays behind when Kirsten accepts a new teaching job; Julia and Griffin resume dating; Will leaves for college.
Bailey and Will take their girlfriends to Mexico; Kirsten's mother makes a surprise visit to the Salingers; Julia learns Griffin is back in town.
Charlie tries to get Kirsten back; Julia and Justin find comfort in new relationships; Bailey becomes overprotective of Sarah.
Grandpa Jake (Carroll O'Connor) has another family; Charlie and Kathleen split; Julia and Justin reunite.
Julia sneaks around to be with Griffin for the weekend; Kathleen meets Bailey and Claudia; Bailey realizes that Sarah is changing.
Julia makes a discovery that could affect the entire family; Bailey and Sarah consider becoming sexually active.
Griffin's surprise visit tests Julia and Justin's love; Charlie takes Kathleen away for a romantic weekend.
Claudia bonds with her grandfather (Carroll O'Connor); Sarah's birth mother decides that she wants to meet her.
The Salingers' estranged grandfather (Carroll O'Connor) is Bailey's mysterious benefactor; Charlie starts a relationship with an older woman.
Justin's mother intervenes when she learns Justin and Julia have become intimate; Claudia gets caught smoking at school.
Bailey helps Sarah search for her birth mother; Justin's friend Allison reveals her feelings to Julia.
Julia and Bailey fight over the attic for some bedroom privacy; Charlie keeps his date's identity secret.
Julia agonizes over what to do after a teacher's touch makes her uncomfortable; Bailey disapproves of Sarah's spending spree.
Using his honeymoon tickets, Charlie takes Claudia to Mexico; Sarah learns a secret from her grandmother.
Only minutes before his wedding, Charlie gets cold feet; Bailey realizes he has feelings for Sarah; Julia and Justin restart their romance.
Charlie confronts temptation at his bachelor party; a desperate Justin turns to Julia; Claudia plans a girls night out for Kirsten.
A fire at the Salingers puts the heat on Charlie; Will wants to date Sarah; a new friend is a bad influence on Claudia.
A visit by Kirsten's parents offers her and Charlie a glimpse of the future; Julia is jealous of Griffin's time with Claudia; a teacher helps Bailey study for his SATs.
Memories of Jill overshadow Bailey's relationship with Sarah; dance lessons prove hazardous to Charlie and Kirsten's relationship.
Bailey turns to Sarah for comfort after seriously injuring an opponent during a football game; Joe suffers a heart attack.
Nosy family members force Charlie and Kirsten to consider radically changing their wedding plans; Bailey wants to improve his school record.
Bailey accompanies Will to a college interview; Charlie searches for Pamela; Julia and Justin protest school policy; unhappy about her looks, Claudia takes action.
A girlfriend from Charlie's past resurfaces with surprising news; Bailey lets everyone know he is not ready for romance.
Jill's drug problem becomes disastrous; Charlie proposes to Kirsten; a hitch develops in Ross' attempt at adoption.
Charlie decides to move out and begins looking for an apartment; Claudia and Artie witness a crime; Bailey and Jill are reunited.
After breaking up with Jill, Bailey runs into Kate; Julia's short story about her family wins a contest.
The Salingers may have to move when Charlie gets an offer to expand his furniture company; Bailey fails a math test.
Claudia's 12th birthday approaches but no one seems to notice; Bailey goes to Los Angeles in search of Jill; Julia helps her friend Danny write lyrics.
Bailey goes to Jill's mom after he believes Jill broke her promise to stop using drugs; Charlie is urged to spend more time with Owen.
After an earthquake hits San Francisco, Claudia becomes obsessed with earthquake safety; Charlie finds out that Jill, Bailey's girlfriend, is a drug user.
Charlie feels threatened when Kirsten starts spending time with her dissertation adviser; Bailey's new girlfriend comes between him and Will.
Kirsten moves in with the Salingers; Bailey continues to spend all his free time with his new girlfriend.
Kirsten thinks about moving home; a wild and reckless girl comes into Bailey's life; Claudia turns to Bailey for help when she can't find Julia.
Kate shares some bad news with Bailey; Charlie's and Kirsten's paths cross again; Julia gives Claudia some tips about relationships.
A surprise Social Services visit coincides with Claudia's disappearance; Kirsten returns; Julia and her boss hit it off.
The drunken driver (John Rubinstein) who killed the Salinger parents wants to meet the family.
An old family friend comes to visit and becomes intimate with Bailey; Claudia learns that Ross is gay.
Kate tells Bailey she wants to remain a virgin until marriage; a newspaper story gives Claudia a swelled head.
Owen becomes sick and has to be hospitalized; Claudia becomes jealous of Bailey and Kate's relationship; Kirsten finds out about Charlie's cheating.
Bailey has to justify everything about his life to Kate's father; Julia finds out P.K. has been beaten by his stepfather.
Bailey makes Kate choose between him and her boyfriend; Charlie gets a visit from an old girlfriend; Claudia is obsessed with winning the violin competition.
Bailey starts working more hours at the store and ends up meeting Kate; the passion builds between Charlie and Kirsten; Claudia starts asking questions.
Claudia has no peace when Julia allows her new friends to throw wild parties; Bailey's coach threatens to suspend him from the team.
Bailey's crush on Kirsten has one small problem -- Kirsten's crush on Charlie; Claudia believes she may have found her grandfather; Julia wants to hang with the 'in' crowd.
Bailey interviews nannies after their most recent one quits; the whole family pitches in to pay bills when Charlie's investment goes bad.