Lydia goes on a date with Gavin; Paulie gets discouraged studying for his sergeant's exam.
Jackie searches for a middle name for her son; Lydia's job performance evaluation.
Lydia invites Mack to move in with her after he has a fire in his apartment; Jackie goes into labor.
Lydia is horrified when her parents unexpectedly stop by her new apartment and find her in bed with Mack.
When a cousin arrives from Italy, the De Luccas are miffed when he changes their mom-and-pop eatery into an upscale, reservations-only establishment.
Lydia hopes her brother's new job at the university clinic will give him a fresh start, but his constant flubs put her in a tough situation.
Lydia reluctantly agrees to coach a TV actress preparing for a role as a typical Italian-American woman from New Jersey.
Lydia finds romance with a former classmate; Dolly is swamped with citizen complaints after winning a spot on the city council.
Lydia faces expulsion for protesting the university's contract with an unethical clothing manufacturer.
As people prepare for Paulie and Plum's wedding, the couple's relationship problems lead to the signing of different papers.
Lydia's hopes of a romance with Eric are ruined when a former classmate returns as a changed woman; Dolly secretly tries to fix Plum's mother's dress after she ruins it.
Plum mysteriously disappears on Halloween following a fight with Paulie; many people join together to look for Plum.
Dolly is shocked to discover that her father may not have been the role model she thought he was; Lydia becomes overwhelmed by everyone's secrets.
Dolly is convinced to run for office after Lydia trips on a sidewalk that has been broken for more than 20 years; Lydia helps a dancer with a heart condition.
Lydia dates a professional hockey player until she realizes that he is pursuing her largely because she is his good luck charm.
Lydia is forced to testify when Dr. Hackett discovers that his medical assistant has been diagnosing opposing football teams to help MSU coaches target injured players.
A sprained thumb motivates Lydia to choose a major and inspire others; Jackie is faced with an unexpected pregnancy and marriage proposal.
After winning a lottery with Jackie, Lydia plans to treat her parents to a trip to Naples for their wedding anniversary.
A vision of the Virgin Mary at Frank and Paulie's new restaurant draws a crowd that's hungry for miracles.
Lydia thinks Paulie has become a dirty cop after he produces enough money to help Frank buy Joe's luncheonette.
Unhappy with his new boss and his career in general, Frank decides to quit his job at the toll booth.
Lydia, Frank and J.T. put Paulie in an awkward position by staging a sit-in at the day-care center, forcing him to arrest them.
When Lydia begrudgingly applies for a volunteer position at a day-care center run by a biker, she doesn't realize the positive effect it will have on her life.
Dolly forces Frank to change his diet after a mild heart attack; Lydia cuts off Dr. Leski at the Afterlife and ends up losing her job.
It seems like nothing else could possibly go wrong when Lydia's car breaks down, her apartment gets robbed and she's forced to put off preparing for an extremely important oral report.
Dolly becomes obsessed with her own mortality when a close friend dies, prompting Lydia to get closer to her mother before she loses her.
Lou blows Lydia out of the water by purchasing the house they had once dreamed of sharing; Dolly finds herself stuck on the Web.
Lydia is upset when her successful, independent cousin suddenly gives up everything to marry a man she just met.
Lydia hires a new math tutor and must overcome her initial embarrassment when she learns that he's only 13 years old.
Lydia and her English professor's attraction for each other could jeopardize their future at the university.
Lydia's biological clock sends out an alarm that has her scrambling to start a family with Lou, but tensions mount when she learns he already has another girlfriend.
Lydia tries to make amends with Jackie after breaking a commitment to her in order to attend a special college event.
Paul moves in with Lydia after a fight with their father, and she doesn't exactly welcome him with open arms.
Lydia indulges in a young, bohemian musician's attention in her, but also finds herself missing certain things about Lou.
An IRS letter threatens to pitch Lydia over the edge, and her former fiance, Lou, won't let her live down what he terms her lifelong list of "screw-ups.".
In her 30s, Lydia DeLucca (Heather Paige Kent) surprises her boyfriend and family by deciding to go back to college.