After falling off their yacht, Fran and Maxell find themselves on a deserted island, where they have to learn how to survive rather rapidly. Just when they get ready to make love, Maxwell gets bit by something and quickly becomes ill. After panicking for a seconds, Fran remembers the same thing happened on an episode of The Young and the Restless and is able to save him. At home however, their family is worried if the couple is still alive. While waiting for news about the newlywed couple, C.C. begins feeling guilty about wishing them harm and rents a chopper to go out and search for them with Sylvia. After this, Maxwell and Fran are found on their island and taken home, where they are finally able to have their wedding night romp.
When Maxwell refers to Fran as his nanny in a televised interview, Fran watches and gets mad at him. But when she tries acting like the lady of the house, Fran has a hard time fitting in at the country club. After everything gets straightened out, Maxwell tells Fran that her actions as the nanny was what made him fall in love with her.
When a studio in California plans on turning one of Maxwell's plays into a television series, Fran is reluctant to move, since she doesn't want to leave her mother behind.
When Michael gets a modeling job in Tokyo, he proposes to Maggie so they won’t have to be apart in his absence. At first, Maxwell is having a hard time that his little girl has grown up, but eventually comes to terms that Maggie is now an adult and is going to get married. When the wedding day arrives, Fran has to be taken to the hospital after having contractions when she learns she has a chance to meet Barbara Streisand at the wedding. While at the hospital however, Fran decides to sneak out to meet her idol when she learns Barbara is at the Sheffield house. However, when she gets home, Fran finds the place empty and soon gets a call from Maxwell and Barbara at the hospital as a surprise before they go to the wedding.
When Val and Fran have their fortunes told at the beauty parlor, the psychic leads her to believe that Maxwell will wind up in bed with a leggy blonde in a Beverly Hills hotel. When she and Niles follow Maxwell and C.C. to California, the prediction comes true, only not the way Fran thinks. Back at home, Brighton wants to take a year off before going to Harvard and has a hard time deciding how to tell his father.
In Fran's hospital room, she is paid a visit by her mother and Yetta, who say that they never thought they'd live long enough to see Fran have children. In the waiting room, Niles is agonizing over why C.C. got so sick when he proposed. The couple then gets married in Fran's room, just minutes before the twins are born. A few days later, the family takes Maggie and Brighton to the airport and eventually leave for California. As Fran goes through some of her things, she finds her "Shades of the Orient" case and remembers first arriving at the Sheffield home.