Erica Chase lusts after Dick and tries every possible thing to get him to sleep with her. Back in Vermont, Stephanie’s father arrives and tries to convince her to come back home.
George brings home a stray dog, named Lucky. Stephanie’s husband arrives in Vermont, demanding answers as to why she left.
During a potluck dinner, Joanna creates a stir when she breaks a long-standing tradition in which the men all eat together in the dinning room while the wives eat in the kitchen.
Joanna convinces Dick to turn one of his plays into a local state production. But the two clash when Dick casts her as “Joanna’s mother,” not “Joanna.”
George is left in charge of this year's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. But when rain threatens the parade, Dick invites the parade workers to come to the Stratford for Thanksgiving dinner without warning Joanna first.
While lost in a snowstorm, Stephanie stumbles across Larry, Darryl and Darryl's home.
Stephanie and Joanna go to a poetry reading at Dartmouth. There, a professor takes a liking to Joanna, and Dick shows his temper when he makes a pass at her.
An ex-boyfriend of Stephanie’s stays at the Inn with his new wife, who happens to be Stephanie’s former best friend, Tish Ellison. Meanwhile, Kirk throws a dinner party.
George becomes a volunteer fireman, but looses the keys to the fire truck just as a fire is called in, which happens to be the town’s first fire in five years.
Kirk is excited for his upcoming wedding, but at the wedding, he faints dead away.
Dick is stunned when George’s club, the Beaver's, blackball's his membership. Meanwhile, Kirk and Cindy have their first fight.
Dick is given his own television program, Vermont Today. His first episode features him hosting the owner of the world’s smallest horse. Meanwhile, Stephanie meets the man of her dreams.
Stephanie is forced to watch the inn while everyone else is at the local Maple Syrup Beauty Contest. When she finds out there are prizes awarded she decides to enter the contest disguise as Miss Inez Velasco and heads to the contest, leaving the inn being watched by a little old lady.
After learning that George has never had a birthday party, Dick and Joanna decide to throw him one. But trouble arises when they have trouble finding party guests.