When Richard forgets to complete Richie's mission project, Christine and Matthew scramble to finish in time for the deadline the next morning. Matthew is kept on hold for numerous hours waiting for the Internet text support to help with his problem.
Christine is trying to look her sexy best when meeting Ritchie's teacher *Daniel* (a.k.a. Mr Harris) with Richard. Turns out the other mothers are hot for teacher as well... When Mr Harris voices his concern that Richie does not have a group to belong in, let alone a close friend, Richard decides that Richie should start playing soccer, even though Christine thinks sports is not Richie's thing. Richard and Christine have an argument that Richard ultimately wins. So how will Ritchie perform on the team?
After Richard tells Christine that she's setting a bad example by not taking interest in the upcoming election, Christine starts being more conscious about the environment. She tries to get signatures for a petition at a supermarket and tries to vote, although she knows nothing about the candidates.
When trying to send a dirty email about Mr. Harris (guest star Blair Underwood), Christine ends up sending it to all the parents in the school, almost getting Mr. Harris fired. Christine is also set up with an architect Tom (guest star Dave Foley) who works with Richard. Richard shows Barb (recurring star Wanda Sykes) and Matthew Richie's birth video.
While shadowing Ritchie, who is on a camping trip, Christine gives Richard some bad advice about getting New Christine back--which only winds up getting them back in bed together again. And Matthew discovers he may be sexually attracted to Barb.