Matt's gameshow is a hit, but he must also have daily contact with Merc Lapidus; Sean and Beverly work for Sean's ex-partner; Carol goes into a tailspin.
Matt's tryst with Danika goes viral, and he calls the head of the network to plead his case; Sean and Beverly endure a disastrous casting session; Carol gets stoned with her maid.
Matt leverages his newfound celebrity to get a new series guaranty from the network and works to woo Sean and Beverly away from Tim; after hitting rock bottom, Carol finds solace in an unlikely place.
Carol confesses her newfound happiness with Merc, which Beverly agrees to support until she learns he has recently become engaged; Matt takes Sean and Beverly to his ranch for a working weekend in an effort to come up with a new series.
Beverly is forced to tell the truth about Merc after Carol reveals she is pregnant; Matt's father drops dead, creating an enormous hassle.
Sean and Beverly find themselves in an ugly dispute with Matt when he demands a writing credit on their new show; Carol decides to leave television, move home to Michigan and raise Merc's child on her own.
Sean and Beverly learn that Matt has passed on the new show they created for him; Carol continues to pursue her lawsuit against Helen and the network, but an encounter at her deposition may take her life in an entirely unexpected direction.