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Season 2 (2003 2004) The WB January 18, 2006 and February 3, 2006

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126 126 "Premiere" James Widdoes Tracy Gamble January 18, 2006
Bridget finds her popularity waning because of her exclusive, long distance relationship with Donny, while Kerry's social status skyrockets because of her relationship with Kyle. But Bridget's eyes begin to stray when she meets Damien (Paul Wesley) — a sexy new boy at school. Meanwhile, as she waits for the results of her pregnancy test, Cate is stunned and angry when Paul, Bridget, Kerry and Rory seem more concerned about how the baby could disrupt their lives than the blessed event itself. 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.
127 127 "Sex Ed" Robby Benson Gayle Abrams January 19, 2006
Cate teaches sex education at Bridget's school and gets suspicious when she reads a submission where a girl's older boyfriend was coming from Maryland and she felt pressured to have sex. Bridget tries to cover it up by saying that this was a girl from Maryland, Lara O'Neal (which turned out to be made-up; Bridget herself was the one who wrote the question). Meanwhile, Paul is worried about Kerry after they saw a French movie with a sex scene in it.
128 128 "Donny Goes AWOL" Robby Benson Seth Kurland January 19, 2006
The Doyles are sending a video postcard to Donny, which they let Bridget have a part in. However, Bridget breaks up with Donny on the video, which leads to a feud between the Hennessys and the Doyles. 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. Paul tries to come up with names for this menace, unaware that the criminal is Rory.

Note: This episode was dedicated to John Ritter, who died a month earlier. Various clips of his past two years on the show are shown, ending with the message John Ritter (1948-2003). We will never forget you.

129 129 "Goodbye (Part 1)" James Widdoes David Flebotte & Martin Weiss January 20, 2006
On what begins as just another morning in the Hennessy household, Cate receives a phone call. Seconds later, she hangs up and runs out of the house in tears, leaving the kids to wonder what is going on. It's soon revealed that Paul had collapsed and died in the grocery store. Everyone is heartbroken. Later that evening, Cate's separated parents Jim and Laura arrive to help them through their grief. Bridget is wracked with guilt over the last words she ever said to her dad (which were "I hate you") and Kerry tries to talk to her to ease her guilt. Cate is afraid of sleeping alone in her bed and sleeps on the couch.
130 130 "Goodbye (Part 2)" James Widdoes Tracy Gamble & Bonnie Kallman January 20, 2006
After Paul's funeral, friends and neighbors gather at the Hennessys' for the wake. Nick Sharpe asks Cate to find the last article Paul wrote so the newspaper can publish it in his memory. When Kerry asks Rory why his hand is bandaged, he says he burned it on a casserole dish while taking it out of the oven; it's later revealed he had punched a hole in his wall out of anger towards his dad for dying. The next day, Jim finds Paul's last article and gives it to Cate. That night, Cate is finally ready to sleep in her own bed again; she is joined by the kids who want her to read Paul's article, which she does. It's an article about how no matter how much his kids may resent him from time to time, Paul knows that deep down, they love him, even when they say "I hate you;" this helps Bridget to finally overcome her guilt. Cate and the kids rely on the message Paul is sending them: no matter what happens, family bonds are never broken.
131 131 "No Right Way" James Widdoes Gayle Abrams January 23, 2006
It's been two weeks since Paul died, and the kids are going back to school for the first time. Bridget jumps right back into her social circle and begins planning the upcoming dance while Kerry refuses to allow herself to feel anything but sad, and feels worse when Kyle declares his love for her believing he's only saying it to try and make her feel better. Cate's attempts to help her daughters only backfire. Bridget buys a revealing dress for the dance, but just before she can leave the house wearing it, she breaks down in tears, knowing that Paul would never have allowed her to, and accepts she still needs to grieve. Kyle reassures Kerry that he meant his declaration of love, and she starts to allow herself to feel happy again. Meanwhile, Rory worries that he is taking advantage of a girl he has a crush on who is offering to help him catch up with his school, but Jim advises him that she's the one taking advantage and to let her.
132 132 "What Dad Would Want" James Widdoes Bill Daly January 23, 2006
Cate sees that Rory is now hesitant to try out for the basketball team because Paul had been helping him practice. Cate tells him that his father wouldn't have wanted him to quit. 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. Cate later finds out that Rory didn't make the team and when Rory comes home, he says he only said it because he was embarrassed that he let down his dad. But he's happy when Cate tells him because the coach was impressed at his request to work out with the team, he's now officially on it.
133 133 "The First Thanksgiving" James Widdoes Bonnie Kallman January 24, 2006
It's the first Thanksgiving without Paul. Cate's mother visits, and manages to get along well with Jim. Bridget and Kerry plan to sneak out to a party instead of staying with the family. Rory feels that, now he's the man of the house, it's his job to assume Paul's role of being against every guy his sisters date, not to mention the carver of the turkey — which he does with clumsiness, inexperience and a lot of humor, which in the end helps the family to make it through the first of many milestones without Paul.
134 134 "The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy" James Widdoes Tracy Gamble & Bonnie Kallman January 24, 2006
Bridget plays the role of Anne Frank in the school play, which makes Kerry jealous, since all she does is background work. At first, Bridget is the same non-serious girl, which frustrates Kerry even more since she feels Bridget doesn't deserve the role. Cate sees this too, so she gives Bridget The Diary of a Young Girl, because she thinks it might help her, which it does – Bridget suddenly becomes a serious, focused girl and gets a better understanding of the role she is going to play. Rory gets a ventriloquist dummy he names Skeevy and uses it to constantly make fun of other people. Cate, Jim, and Rory attend the play and Bridget's performance is excellent. When they get home, Kerry tells Bridget she's proud of her. Cate is too and wonders how Bridget did it and tells her she tapped into some very serious emotion. The episode ends with Bridget staying behind downstairs after everyone goes to bed. She puts a red rose on Paul's desk in front of a picture of him and whispers, "Good night" before going upstairs.
135 135 "YMCA" James Widdoes Donald Beck & Bonnie Kallman January 25, 2006
Bridget gets a job as a lifeguard at the local YMCA, which prompts Cate to enroll the whole family (to Bridget's chagrin). However, Kerry is unimpressed with a group of young blonde girls who idolize Bridget, while Jim punches another man for making comments about Bridget. Elsewhere Rory has an unexpected pubescent experience in a yoga class.

Note: This is the first appearance of David Spade as C.J.

136 136 "Get Real" James Widdoes Seth Kurland & Ric Swartzlander January 25, 2006
Cate's nephew C.J. stops by the Hennessy household to pay his final respects to Paul. C.J., however, can't resist getting into trouble when he gives Rory advice about kissing a girl, which lands him in detention, and then takes the blame when Kerry, while driving with just a learner's permit, dents Cate's car while driving Bridget on an errand.
137 137 "Consequences" James Widdoes Bill Callahan January 26, 2006
Rory steals a police dog when he hears about C.J.'s glory days of stealing his old school mascot, but Cate is shocked when the dog finds marijuana in Kerry's backpack. Cate thinks Kerry's using drugs because of her father's death, but it's really just teenage rebellion. Meanwhile, Bridget gets brought home by the police for not wearing a helmet on her boyfriend's motorcycle after Cate telling her she has to.
138 138 "Opposites Attract (Part 1)" James Widdoes Gayle Abrams January 26, 2006
In a Valentine's Day special, Bridget is forced to partner with geeky Jeremy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) in Science class, and ends up falling for him. Meanwhile Kyle decides to take Kerry's stance against a commercialized Valentine's Day, only for him to surprise her with a romantic gift she wasn't expecting.
139 139 "Opposites Attract (Part 2)" James Widdoes Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro January 27, 2006
Bridget decides to make a move on Jeremy by going to a 'geek party' with Kerry, only to discover that Jeremy has his eyes on someone else. C.J's van catches on fire, while Jim moves out of Rory's room.
140 140 "Opposites Attract: Night of the Locust (Part 3)" James Widdoes Bill Callahan & Bill Daly January 27, 2006
After being told that she's fickle when it comes to relationships, Bridget is afraid that she may end up hurting Jeremy's feelings when her ex-bad boy boyfriend, Damian, returns to town. Meanwhile, Kerry is outraged and plans revenge when "provocative" dancing has been banned from the high school formal, which is being chaperoned by Cate and Jim; C.J. partners with Rory to broadcast school scandals over the Internet, and Jim falls for Ms. McKenna (Tatum O'Neal), a member of the high school's PTA committee.
141 141 "Daddy's Girl" James Widdoes Dave Flebotte & Tracy Gamble January 30, 2006
The family therapist (Peter Bogdanovich) encourages Cate to pursue her dream of becoming a singer (her "skydiving", as the therapist puts it). In turn, Cate encourages C.J. to end his feud with Jim, so he takes him to the bar where Cate is singing. Bridget accidentally dyes Kerry's hair blonde.

Katey Sagal (Cate) performs the song "Daddy's Girl" from her 2004 album "Room".

142 142 "Mall in the Family" James Widdoes Tamiko K. Brooks & Christy Jacobs White January 30, 2006
Kerry gets a job at an embarrassing fast food restaurant at the mall to make money for her trip to Europe. Grandpa wants to pay his fair share at Cate's house and also gets a job there. However, Kerry might have to fire her grandfather for treating customers with disdain at the fast food restaurant. C.J. has a job as a security consultant at the mall, and he takes it very seriously. He then busts Bridget for going into the wrong movie theatre at the mall, interrogates her and tries to ban her from the mall (which he can't do). His supervisor (Inny Clemons) tells him that all he had to do was charge Bridget admission and let her go. Rory sells items on the Internet, but Cate gets angry when he sells too much.
143 143 "Let's Keep Going (Part 1)" James Widdoes Martin Weiss January 31, 2006
After Bridget, Kerry and Rory vote against going on vacation to the cabin at the lake, Cate orders Bridget and Kerry to fly out to visit Grandma Laura in Sarasota instead of attending the Maeve Festival, believing the festival to contain "sex, drugs, and rock and roll". However, on their way to the airport in Kyle's car, the girls spot Cate hugging a mysterious stranger at their dad's favorite bar. Meanwhile, Rory, even though he is dating Missy Kleinfeld, develops an interest in Rachel Sharpe.
144 144 "Let's Keep Going (Part 2)" James Widdoes Martin Weiss January 31, 2006
Upset and confused over their mother's behaviour, Bridget and Kerry decide not to go to their grandma's, and instead take a road trip to sort out their feelings. Along the way, they pick up C.J., who has been attacked by a group of women at the Maeve Festival. Then, when they think they are lost, they realize that they have arrived at the cabin at the lake, a place Paul loved. Later, Cate, Jim, Rory, and Kyle meet up with them, and Cate tells them that the last time they were there, Paul tried carving the name Hennessey on a wall behind a picture, before giving up when he cut his thumb. Cate removes the picture and everyone is amazed but sad when they see "HI" carved into the wall.
145 145 "C.J.'s Party" James Widdoes Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro February 1, 2006
Cate banishes C.J. and grounds Bridget for going to C.J.'s college keg party. Jim has to take a written drivers exam after being pulled over with an expired license. As Kerry is getting a license too, Grandpa tries to cheat off her, with unexpected results.
146 146 "Mother's Day" Pat Doak Grant Nieporte & Robert Spina February 1, 2006
Bridget and Kerry are up to something, and Cate is determined to find out what. She discovers that they were planning to send her away for a Mother's Day spa weekend, only to realise they were planning to throw a party while she was gone. Meanwhile, Rory sets up a Car Wash.
147 147 "The Principal" Lynn McCracken Seth Kurland February 2, 2006
Bridget gets in trouble at school, prompting a meeting between Cate and Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) who turns out to be an old schoolmate.
148 148 "Finalé Part Un (Part 1)" James Widdoes Bonnie Kallman & Martin Weiss February 2, 2006
After forgetting to hand in a form for Kerry's trip to Europe, Cate is forced to deal with Principal Gibb again. Elsewhere, Cate also has to deal with Jim's relationship with Tina (Connie Stevens), who owns the bar where Cate sang "Daddy's Girl".
149 149 "Finalé Part Deux (Part 2)" James Widdoes Bill Callahan & Bill Daly February 3, 2006
Kerry organizes a sit-in to protest at frog dissection in school, and Bridget takes the blame so that Kerry will still be able to go on her trip to Europe in the summer. As a result, Bridget is elected student body president. Meanwhile Jim plans a summer road trip with Rory to Florida, where he hopes to win back his wife; C.J. deludes himself into believing that Steven Tyler wants him to be Aerosmith's roadie; this turns out to be true, but C.J., after Rory expresses his excitement about C.J.'s joining them, passes it up and joins Rory and Jim on their trip instead.
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