Joan reluctantly enlists Jake to help prepare the class for a citywide test.
Jake rebels when he feels Joan is intruding on his favorite hangout.
Jake's renewing his lease makes Joan panic about their relationship.
Joan reminisces about how she met Jake.
Joan tries to defend Mark when he is caught speeding.
A blizzard paralyzes Chicago, ruining Betsy and Mark's wedding day.
Joan and the gang try to cheer up Ruby (Donna Murphy), who is depressed because she never pursued a singing career.
An attractive conference-planner pursues Jake at a company retreat.
Joan looks forward to Jake meeting her sister (Ann Cusack).
Joan competes against other teachers for funding for extracurricular activities.
Joan founders in her first meeting with Jake's parents.
Joan learns that her class cheated on a test; Jake coaches Betsy on negotiating in relationships.
Joan discusses relationship issues with Jake.
A high-school teacher (Joan Cusack) and fellow staff members form complex friendships.