Sep 29, 2004
Season 1 Episode 11
Pressured by his mom into dating a friend's daughter, Mike is disappointed -- but not surprised -- to find that she's overweight. But after forcing him to admit to his ambivalence about their date, Theresa proceeds to give Mike the best sex he's ever had. After insisting that Jerry keep her new bathroom private, Laura watches Tommy defy orders to rescue a dog and wonders how long it will be before his recklessness gets him&or someone else...killed. Meanwhile, as Sean frets over how the new firefighter's calendar makes him seem gay, Lou tells his wife, Phyllis, about his affair with Sondra, only to learn she is seeing another fireman. As things with Shelia look to be headed for rocky ground, Tommy returns home where, after learning that Uncle Teddy has invited his racetrack tipster, Arlo, to stay for a few days, Janet arrives to tell him that, while he was out, his mother died. As the death sends his dad into an emotional tailspin, at the wake, Tommy learns that, with Timo leaving town on vacation and Johnny moving to Philadelphia, he's the one who will have to be responsible for their father. And when Tommy coolly rebuffs Sheila's attempt at comforting him, he must then convince Mickey, Johnny, and Janet that there's nothing going on between them. Meanwhile, when he won't take her to the wake, Theresa suspects that Mike is embarrassed by her weight. At a calendar autograph session, Sean learns why he's become an object of attention for so many gay men. And after Lou tracks him down at work, Phyllis's boyfriend, Greg Kelly, reveals that sex isn't a big part of their relationship. Called to his parents' home to find his dad collapsed after smoking too much marijuana, Tommy insists that he come and live with him. But when they arrive at home, Tommy is shocked to discover that Uncle Teddy has accidentally killed the dog he has grown to love. Finally, after learning that Jerry has been secretly using her private bathroom, Laura lays a trap that will make sure he'll never do it again.