A San Francisco photographer reluctantly takes in her teen sister, a runaway from Oregon. Rebecca Schaeffer, who played the younger sibling, was murdered outside her West Hollywood apartment by an obsessed stalker in July 1989.
Sam's childhood TV hero (Terence McGovern) visits the studio and turns out to be a foul-mouthed lecher with a fancy for Sam (Pam Dawber). Hocus Pocus: Jim Bentley. Morgan: Ariana Richards. Sandi: Barbara Treutelaar.
Sam (Pam Dawber) is a nervous wreck after Patti (Rebecca Schaeffer) gets her driver's license and drives alone to Oakland to see a basketball game. Mandy: Mandy Ingber. Jack: David Naughton. Hitchhiker: R.J. Bonds.
On Halloween Sam and Patti are easy marks for a practical joker when they don costumes to visit an eccentric old woman (Amzie Strickland), known in the building as Madame Axe. Pam Dawber, Rebecca Schaeffer.
Sam (Pam Dawber) enters the hospital for a tonsillectomy and returns home to a dilemma: Patti (Rebecca Schaeffer) needs advice on sex and Sam can't speak. Jeff: Daren Powell. Jack: David Naughton. Sally: Brandy Gold.
Conclusion. A party to introduce friends also serves to introduce Sam and Jack (Pam Dawber, David Naughton) to each other's differences. Patti: Rebecca Schaeffer. Bob: David Paymer. Sara: Valerie Wildman.