Rather than go to the hospital, he must struggle through a loan interview for Carrie. Carrie feels bad for him so she waits on him hand and foot. Soon Doug regrets his actions after Carrie and her new friend are always together leaving Doug jealous and alone. However, Doug and Deacon later meet Leslie , freeing up Deacon to bring her and join Doug and Carrie to the trip. Farber is purposely hurting him during his visits because the dentist once had a thing for Carrie. Feinstein December 17, 2001 2001-12-17 412 Doug and Carrie want to conceive, but receive another negative pregnancy result. Now that Deacon and Kelly have separated, Doug and Carrie have to try to find another couple to invite to the golf trip.
O'Boyle to interview him but not hire him. After thinking things through that their friends will notice their absence nonetheless, they decide to go to the wedding anyway. Weithorn March 24, 2004 2004-03-24 620 When Arthur nearly costs Carrie a new job, he vows to set things right. Doug and Carrie decide to sell it and buy a hot tub and satellite dish. He consequently has dreams about it based on television shows such as , , and television film.
When Arthur meets Doug's aunt, he falls for her. Feeling unwanted, Arthur moves out only to come back again. Doug does not like it and waits for warmer weather, but Arthur does not seem to want to move back. She tries to get better but maybe the reason behind her behavior needs to be found first. She enlists Deacon instead, only to have second thoughts on not using Doug.
After getting some advice from Richie, Doug gets Carrie to go on a date with him so he will not testify against her. Doug and his sports-watching buddies, Spence and Deacon - and the beloved television - have been relegated to the garage, and Doug now shares his castle with a very eccentric father-in-law and his very unusual habits. Doug becomes uncomfortable during their reunion when his parents ask him to sign their living will, making him responsible for pulling the plug. When Carrie discovers Doug has been using the new cologne, she confronts him and Doug tells Carrie about all the ways she controls him. However, a series of misunderstandings with the librarian, Nana Louise , lead Doug and Carrie to go to great lengths to correct her mistakes.
Meanwhile Danny and Spence compete over a girl from Albania named Zana. Meanwhile, and his senior center buddies are chewed up and spat out by the service industry when they start up their own business. Holly cooks for Carrie while she is sick and Carrie milks it for all it is worth. Arthur and his friend George pull a casino party to earn some extra cash, which ends up backfiring. Weithorn March 4, 2002 2002-03-04 417 Carrie's work has an annual golf trip, but Doug and Carrie used to always take Deacon and Kelly. Ray attempts to make it up to him by taking him to a game with his brother Robert.
Doug doesn't want him working there but he also doesn't want to look bad to the family so he instructs his boss Mr. However, now that Carrie's widowed father, Arthur, lives with them, Doug's television room has become Arthur's bedroom. But everyone besides him remembers his now handicapped ex-team mate making the block. Sullivan was added to the cast as a new character the next season, and was elevated to main star in the three seasons after that. Doug rises to the occasion, however, and even manages to get some good laughs out of the audience, until he starts to tell some jokes that hit a little too close to home.
Meanwhile, Arthur fills out audience comment cards on a new movie. Meanwhile, Holly agrees to watch Deacon's kids as he goes to the annual golf trip, but she has to bring a reluctant Arthur along. However Doug continues to secretly wear it. Note: This episode guest stars both Steffiana de la Cruz and Angelo Pagán, ' future wife and 's husband respectively, both of whom played their respective spouses' fantasy love interests. His efforts end in vain when she reveals that his mistake significantly changed her outlook of him. Carrie tries to get Doug to look like a successful person, but he puts on a bad show.
Carrie meets Leslie and has a hard time bonding with her despite Doug being able to. Crawford , which turns out to be trouble when his bill is larger than his estimate. At first, he did not pay attention to their classes, but when his wife began to imitate his partner in every possible way, the main character was seriously frightened. Weithorn January 6, 2003 2003-01-06 512 After a successful visit to a therapist about Doug's over-eating, Carrie gets the therapist to work on other problems Doug has without Doug knowing. These two friends discuss their love for each other and their favorite scenes from Mary Tyler Moore.
Doug, of course, is excited but after a touching story told by Arthur, Doug tries to decide whether or not Arthur should go. The plan backfires when Carrie starts spending more time on her own endeavors rather than with Doug. Meanwhile, Carrie plays the mother in a model home family, causing her to yearn for a real family of her own. On the drive home, Ray convinces Doug to drive his car but it makes Robert jealous and finds out that Doug does not have a license to drive and pulls him over. Doug however finds him dull, so after Spence and his mother get into a fight, Doug takes advantage and convinces Spence to ask to stay over at the Heffernans. Arthur and Spence spend their Valentine's Day at Arthur's senior center.