A black comedy about a big-moneymaking management consultant and his high-rolling, low-ethics team. In the premiere episode, they head to New York to concoct a plan for bankers trying to justify their annual bonuses amidst financial chaos. On the home front, team leader Marty discovers his son wants to audition for the school musical, specifically the female lead.
The owner of a major sports franchise in Arizona is going through a messy divorce, so the Pod flies to Phoenix to help him over the rough spots. Meanwhile, Jeannie hooks up with a former flame, but cools things when she discovers his ulterior motives; and back at home, Roscoe's penchant for cross-dressing continues to ruffle feathers at school.
Marty learns that MetroCapital is seriously interested in acquiring Galweather-Stearn; the Pod pop on out to Indiana to consult on a beverage-company account; and Clyde has doubts about Doug's encounter with a transvestite. At home, a confused Roscoe has feelings for both a girl and a boy.
When his father heads out of town, Marty decides to take Roscoe on his business trip to San Francisco, but quality time between dad and son takes a backseat to Marty's days being monopolized by the teenage CEO of a software company. Meanwhile, recently engaged Jeannie picks up a musician in a coffeehouse.
Jeannie has to take charge of the Pod when the racist CEO of a motel chain has reservations about dealing with Marty. Meanwhile, Clyde hopes to hit it off with a lovely Mormon virgin; and when Monica finds she has some free time on her hands, she decides to spend it with Roscoe.
Marty takes on Roscoe's school after his son is slapped with sexual harassment charges for kissing another boy; back at home, Marty receives a surprise visit from the stripper he wined and dined in New York. Meanwhile, Jeannie has second thoughts about her engagement.
April challenges Marty to stay monogamous while the Pod is consulting for a pharmaceutical firm in Washington, D.C., which leaves Jeannie on the hook for being especially friendly to a female client. Back at home, Jeremiah confides in April about something serious and personal; and Monica has big news for Marty.
At the annual recruiting event for the cream of the Harvard Business School crop, the wannabe employees are wined, dined and sized up; and Marty singles out the lone black aspirant for special guidance. Meanwhile, Doug tries to prove to Clyde that he can coach any recruit into making the cut; and Jeannie's interview with a flirtatious female potential hire proves revealing.
Marty and the Pod's archrivals at Kinsley-Johnson put the consultants through the wringer. Later, Jeannie accidentally leaks her big secret to Marty; and Roscoe and April bond while Marty becomes privy to a secret that Jeremiah has been keeping.
Jeannie gets the opportunity to make a big name for herself when she leads the Pod to her hometown, where they hope to resurrect a foundering church. Meanwhile, Marty and Monica meet for a mediation over custody of Roscoe.
The Rainmaker teams with Marty to scuttle MetroCapital's attempt to buy the firm, but corporate duplicity may leave Marty out in the cold. At home, Roscoe is upset with his father when he learns the news about April.
Marty gets help from a surprise source as he deals with MetroCapital's takeover attempt in the Season 1 finale. Meanwhile, Jeannie comes to a decision about her future with Wes; and Roscoe makes a choice that will have a serious impact on his future.