Derwin invites Melanie to the team's first away game in Miami, but his teammates tell him he has to disinvite her out of fear that she will be a spy for the wives. Unbeknownst to Derwin, Melanie does go to Miami---and spies on him.
Malik is determined to beat Derwin at a football video game, so he keeps dropping by unannounced at weird hours; Kelly's daughter wants an expensive 6th-birthday party just like her wealthy friends have had, but Jason refuses to pay for it, which angers Kelly.
Melanie goes home to Connecticut to spend Christmas with her parents, while Derwin stays in San Diego, where he anxiously waits to see if the Sabers will make the playoffs. Meanwhile, Malik worries the team will discover he has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Kelly gets stressed out when Jason's parents stay with them for the weekend during the playoffs because Jason is too cheap to put them up in a hotel; Malik keeps Derwin up late each night to practice for an upcoming playoff game.
A manager Derwin considers hiring wants to get him traded to Chicago so he can get more exposure in a bigger market. Derwin likes the idea, but Melanie doesn't want to leave San Diego. Jerry Rice appears as himself.
Jason tells Kelly he wants to have another baby, but she's not so sure since she's agreed to work for Tasha as her executive assistant. Meanwhile, Malik gets jealous when he learns Drew is calling Derwin, and Derwin tries to keep Melanie from finding out about his conversations with Drew.
Melanie lets a Sunbeam stay at her place when the woman's boyfriend breaks up with her and leaves her without any income, which makes Melanie realize that she's dependent on Derwin for financial security.
Derwin attempts to keep his two love interests, Melanie and Drew Sidora, apart at a party to celebrate Drew's latest music video that features Derwin and Drew kissing. Meanwhile, Jason tries to take care of Brittany while Kelly works late.
Part 1 of 2. Derwin lands his first endorsement deal while attending an awards function in Los Angeles, but Melanie is too busy studying to come celebrate with him, so he parties instead with Drew Sidora. Meanwhile, Malik renews his relationship with a female sports reporter, but he wants to keep things quiet because she's overweight and he's embarrassed to be seen with her in public.
Conclusion. Melanie decides to attend a party with Derwin in L.A., where she learns he still has feelings for Drew Sidora; Malik makes a crucial decision regarding his relationship with a female sports reporter who is slightly overweight.