Mitch and Jody reunite in their hometown to deal with their mother, Suzanne, who has just been released from a psychiatric facility and has yet to learn that her ex-husband, Billy, is about to have a baby with his new girlfriend.
-- Don't Leave Home
Suzanne decides to adopt a baby girl from the Ukraine after learning that Billy and his mistress are having a girl. Meanwhile, jealous of Suzanne’s affair with Elvis, her former psychiatric orderly, Billy inadvertently gets him fired from the institution. And Jody forces a hesitant Mitch to take his job as restaurant manager seriously when he has to fire a waitress who is stealing.
Mitch worries about Suzanne’s avoiding married friends that she shared with her former husband, Billy, and advises her to join a divorce group to sort out some issues. Suzanne does, but finds that too boring, so she joins a group of recovering drug addicts instead.
Meanwhile, Jody deceives Mitch into loaning him money for a payment on his sports car, and Billy seeks reconciliation with Jody.
Billy gives up on his massage business and returns to the restaurant, which rubs Jody the wrong way. And Mitch wants his own apartment, but knows that Suzanne will take it the wrong way. Besides, he can't afford an apartment unless he starts getting paid at the restaurant, and he's too proud to ask for a paycheck.
Mitch meets a guy who won’t date him unless he tells his parents that he’s gay, Suzanne gets a job but is sexually harassed by a co-worker, and Billy decides he wants to buried in the family plot someday.
Mitch loses Suzanne's esteemed "favorite son" title when he befriends Billy's girlfriend Shelley.
Realizing he doesn't fit in with the gay stereotype, Mitch begins to think he might be straight.
Mitch becomes jealous when he finds out an affair between Jody and Andrea. Billy hurts his back fixing Suzanne's roof, and she takes him in and tries to win back the affections he had for her.
After finding Christmas gifts she bought before going to the institution, Suzanne decides to celebrate the holiday in Spring.
Suzanne feigns being crazy again in order to go back to the mental hospital. Meanwhile, Jody is offered a gig.
Suzanne becomes jealous when her arch-nemesis from the institution publishes a book about her recovery. Meanwhile, Mitch tries to make amends with Billy, after expressing his dissatisfaction with restaurant management.
Suzanne goes to extreme measures to encourage her new boyfriend Frank to ask her to move in with her. Meanwhile, Jody blackmails Mitch.
Suzanne starts a new life as a blackjack dealer, and gets caught up in a whirlwind romance. Meanwhile, Mitch worries about an incriminating e-mail he sent to Billy.