Upset, Donny hitchhikes all the way to the Hennessys in the back of a pig truck to win Bridget back; however, Bridget has still not broken up with her other boyfriend, Damien.
Meanwhile, there are reports of eggings and toilet-paperings all over the neighborhood.
It's soon revealed that Paul had collapsed and died in the grocery store. Later that evening, Cate's separated parents Jim and Laura arrive to help them through their grief.Cate and the kids rely on the message Paul is sending them: no matter what happens, family bonds are never broken.It's been two weeks since Paul died, and the kids are going back to school for the first time.The newspaper Paul worked at is sponsoring a scholarship dinner in his name for students majoring in journalism, and Bridget gets distracted while watching television, and accidentally wrecks a collage that Kerry had made of Paul for the dinner.When it's announced at the party that Rory made the team, Rory angrily storms out.
In fact, the only support Cate seems to be getting is from her nosy neighbors, the Doyles, who share a well-kept secret about their own family – namely, all their children are adopted.