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.
A relative from Italy visits and takes over the De Lucca family business.
Lydia recommends Mack's brother for a job at the university.
A method actress asks Lydia to be her acting coach.
Romance develops between Lydia and a former classmate transferred to the Bellefield police force.
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 wooing Eric are dashed when a former classmate returns to town.
Plum mysteriously disappears on Halloween.
Dolly learns that her deceased father was a felon; Lydia tires of keeping everyone's secrets.
Dolly runs for city council; Lydia helps a dancer who has a severe 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 defends her supervisor at a hearing after he attacks his teaching assistant.
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.
Lydia's volunteer job at a day-care center causes her to shift priorities.
Frank is despondent when Dolly forces him to abide by a new restricted diet.
A string of obstacles makes Lydia doubt her ability to excel in college.
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 buys the house that he and Lydia always dreamed of sharing as a married couple.
Lydia is upset when her successful, independent cousin suddenly gives up everything to marry a man she just met.
Lydia hires a tutor sight-unseen who turns out to be a 13-year-old boy.
Lydia and her English professor's attraction for each other could jeopardize their future at the university.
Lydia's plan to start a family with Lou comes to a halt when she learns he is dating someone else.
Lydia tries to make amends with Jackie after breaking a commitment to her in order to attend a special college event.
Paulie becomes Lydia's unwanted houseguest after he has a big fight with Frank.
Lydia starts dating a younger classmate.
Lydia experiences unexpected expenses; Lou taunts Lydia about failures.
In her 30s, Lydia DeLucca (Heather Paige Kent) surprises her boyfriend and family by deciding to go back to college.