Goldie grapples with Marty and Eli over creative control; the comics rally around Bill; Nick is forced to make a fateful decision after being given an ultimatum from his agent; Barton and Teddy's scheming could spell disaster for Adam.
A disastrous meeting causes Nick to reevaluate his relationship with girlfriend Tawny; Maggie gives Ron a self-help book that provides him with temporary superpowers; Barton proposes a deal with Goldie's rival Teddy.
Goldie learns she may have misjudged her relationship with Eli; Eddie helps Cassie hone her material, but he has ulterior motives; Ralph and Edgar's unforgettable road trip ends badly; Bill helps Nick with a problem from his past.
Nick gets a life-changing booking; Adam questions Barton about his unusual accommodations; Bill tags along with Sully on a sales call that doesn't end well; Eddie and Ron go on a painful double date; Goldie and Eli sell a comedy special that affects Cassie.
Goldie pitches an idea her lover/lawyer Eli believes he can sell; Nick returns to Goldie's after a long and mysterious hiatus; Adam begins a new handyman job and quickly learns there is more to the gig than was promised; Ralph is visited by a Vietnam buddy.
Goldie's ex-husband shows up and asks her for a favor; a female fan shows her love for Eddie in an unusual fashion; Cassie has a revelation when Bill takes her to an exclusive party at the Riot House; Adam meets his comedy idol; Cassie wrestles with what it means to be a woman in the comedy world.
Goldie is forced to make a tough decision when her oldest friend visits; Edgar tries to get back into Goldie's good graces after defying her; Cassie tests some controversial new material; Adam, Eddie and Ron join forces to take down a ventriloquist; Bill tries to keep his father and sister entertained on their vacation.
Goldie taps Bill, Ralph and Edgar for an industry showcase at the club. Meanwhile, Bill lands a coveted spot on "Midnight Special" and his cantankerous father and sister fly in for the show; and Adam is invited to help Goldie with some handyman work at her house and becomes one of the few people allowed inside her personal life.
Comedians struggle to make it big in the Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1970s. In the opener, stand-ups at L.A.'s primo comedy club react to a rising star's appearance on "The Tonight Show." Meanwhile, Boston transplants Eddie and Ron are surprised by their unorthodox accommodations; and young up-and-comer Adam is forced into a compromising situation by his manager.