Molly returns home having been at a writing workshop and declares that her book is being published.
Molly's book advance is on the line as she attempts to overcome writer's block.
Molly is feeling upset with Vince for attempting to alter their Christmas traditions.
Mike is upset after Carl invites Victoria on their men only fishing trip.
Molly begins to get on Mike and the family nerves with her work on her book.
After Mike flirts with a rookie police woman and she reciprocates some guilt begins to set in.
Samuel receives a letter from his parents and finds out that hey are having financial problems.
Molly finds out that Mike hasn't been to see the doctor in over ten years.
Molly decides to have a break after she is unhappy with a draft of her novel.
After Joyce refuses to take a breathalyzer test at a checkpoint, Mike has no choice but to arrest her.
Mike and Molly are looking forward have the house to themselves for the whole weekend.
The not-so-retiring Peggy suddenly announces she's leaving her job and Molly scrambles to throw her a retirement party, but wonders just why Peggy is calling it quits.