Former tenants Dave and Joanne Wood,who knew him well,ask an unusual request of Dwayne F. Schneider. As they're unable to conceive a baby,would he be a donor and help through means of artificial insemination?
Since his dad married Ann and is also always busy,Alex feels Nick doesn't spend enough time with him regularly. Nick always plans a "special father/son weekend" for them but Alex tells him he's opting out of it. Much to Nick's surprise.
Following Nick's death in a car accident with a drunk driver, Alex runs away from his new home in Chicago by hopping on a bus to Indianapolis with a plan to talk Ann and Barbara into letting him move in with them.
Barbara and Ann return home one evening to discover they have an unexpected house guest, Julie. It seems Julie has left Max due to severe marital problems. She thinks he's having an affair and confides in Ann and Barbara that she indeed has cheated on Max. Max soon arrives after a phone call from Ann, and is in for a shock as Julie plans to drop her bombshell on him.
Ann's cousin Sophie stops in Indianapolis for a visit. She quickly hits it off with Schneider. However, Schneider is later caught in a quandary. Should he take Maxine, a girl who he considers flashy and attractive, or Sophie, who he considers rather plain and mousy?