Mel punches a man while defending her nephew, and a video of the altercation gets posted online. Mel then finds a way to make this benefit her campaign, but Ryder's humiliation lands him in hot water at school.
Joe thinks Mel is involved with a married man, so he plots to expose her affair. Elsewhere, Lennox runs into problems with her friend's new beau; and Ryder searches for a birthday gift for Holly. Series star Melissa Joan Hart directed the episode.
Mel and Joe attempt to respect each other's privacy after they have a quarrel about boundaries. Elsewhere, Lennox dreads working on the spirit committee at school, but her attitude changes after she meets the president of the club.
In the second-season opener, Mel has her home renovated, but the construction work does not go smoothly. Meanwhile, Lennox's school puts on a play she wrote, but the audience reaction is not what she anticipated.