24 Sep. 2003New School
Ed and Carol move out of friend zone into dating but discover they don't inspire each other in the bedroom. Mike and Nancy buy a purebred dog but must sue the breeder for fraud. Eli finds a source for terrific pies that sell really well.
1 Oct. 2003New Car Smell
Ed's cousin Benny arrives in Stuckeyville to shoot a documentary on the only bowling alley owning attorney he knows. His friends either reveal their quirks like Mike and Nancy or do elaborate skits for the film as does Phil and Eli.
8 Oct. 2003The Dream
Ed and Mike fulfill a long time dream by purchasing a race horse. Warren puts off college following Carol's advice which angers his parents. Eli has a disagreement with Jennifer, his pie supplier, and is mistaken for a faith healer.
15 Oct. 2003History Lessons
A historian discredits Stuckeyville's founder and his Revolutionary War hero status so Ed takes it to court. Nancy wants Mike to list everything he doesn't want their daughter to know. Ed becomes obsessed with a man from Carol's past.
22 Oct. 2003Death, Debt & Dating
Ed represents Doug who is being sued by his father for school tuition after he quits school. Molly becomes intrigued by a new guy Ted but is still seeing Sean. Mike and Nancy devise a test to pick Sarah's guardian among their friends.
29 Oct. 2003The Offer
Carol is offered a writing job in New York leaving Ed with a decision to make. When he decides he will move with her it causes ripple effects. Mike feels the need to audition for a new best friend and Stuckey Bowl's employees are worried.
5 Nov. 2003Goodbye Stuckeyville
As the residents of Stuckeyville put together Carol's going-away celebration, Ed struggles to decide whether he should follow her to New York or stay put.
12 Nov. 2003Therapy
Ed starts attending therapy sessions to cope with his long distance relationship, and Eli seeks advice over his feelings for Jennifer.
19 Nov. 2003The Proposal
Ed's plans to propose to Carol in New York become complicated when she returns to Stuckeyville for Thanksgiving, and he is forced to rethink his strategy.
10 Dec. 2003Just a Formality
Ed makes a nervous attempt to ask Carol's Dad for Carol's hand in marriage. Mike wants a pizza oven. Mark asks Ed to represent him in court against two bullies about an embarrassing video clip that was stolen and placed on the internet .
17 Dec. 2003Home for Christmas
A curvy former classmate (Madchen Amick) distracts Ed as he prepares to join Carol in Manhattan for Christmas; Mike and Nancy hope to encourage the construction crew to finish rebuilding their house in time for Christmas.
7 Jan. 2004The Process
Ed gives advice he soon regrets regarding pre-nups to Mr. Mazula. Carol is under a lot of pressure between wedding planning and publishing deadlines until Molly steps in. Mike crumbles when he takes on more decision making.
9 Jan. 2004Back in the Saddle
Ed's ex-wife Liz shows up and needs extensive legal help from Ed which makes Carol uncomfortable. Toby, a student in Carol's writing class, makes a concerted effort for Carol to start dating him despite her engagement to Ed.
16 Jan. 2004Hidden Agendas
Ed's ex-wife Liz returns with a business idea to interest Ed and gives him an valuable gift which concerns Carol. Eli's attempt to save the community center leads to a radio job. Gunther, an exchange student, makes a move on Nancy.
23 Jan. 2004Pressure Points
Ed is concerned about his image after he, Carol, and Liz are robbed at gunpoint. Eli mishandles a listener request and Jennifer feels his radio job interferes with their relationship. Mike deals with the fallout when he parents have a problem.
30 Jan. 2004Best Wishes
With Ed and Carol's wedding happening soon Lloyd and Stella reappear. Lloyd has tax problems and expects Ed to fix it. Stella starts things back up with Warren and Carol disapproves. Mike and Nancy compete to see who is sicker.
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