Season 3 (2004 2005) The WB February 3, 2006 and February 21, 2006

Episodes in USA Episodes The WB Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

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150 150 "First Day of School" James Widdoes Kathy Ann Stumpe February 3, 2006 302
Kerry continues to delay breaking up with Kyle, so Bridget does it for her – only for Kerry to realize she doesn't want to break up with him after all. Meanwhile, Cate is offered the position of a school nurse, and Rory's first day of high school is awkward when he has to hit the showers after gym.
151 151 "Changes" James Widdoes Seth Kurland February 6, 2006 301
Originally intended to be the season premiere, it was aired as the second episode after a mix-up with production codes/dates. The kids are suspicious of Cate after she changes her hairstyle and her bedroom while they were away during the summer. Rory tries to help Jim quit smoking. Kerry confides in C.J and Bridget that she lost her virginity to a guy named Bruno on her Europe vacation.
152 152 "The School Nurse" James Widdoes Rob Hanning February 6, 2006 303
After Cate accepts the position of school nurse, Bridget and Kerry are convinced that she only took the job to spy on them. Rory, however, is ecstatic that his mother might be able to protect him from the school bully. When Cate starts yelling at Bridget for getting a tattoo and why she can't be good like Kerry, Bridget accidentally blurts out Kerry's secret (the loss of her virginity) which a horrified Cate accidentally reveals to the whole school via PA.
153 153 "Out of the Box" James Widdoes Martin Weiss February 7, 2006 304
Kerry is livid when Bridget unintentionally makes a mockery out of her art project at the mall. But she quickly forgets about Bridget when fellow artist and young hottie Tyler asks her out on a date. However Tyler's intentions may not be completely genuine. Meanwhile, while C.J. finds himself striking out at speed dating, Jim discovers that he's a hit with the ladies-which further humiliates his socially inept grandson.
154 154 "Car Trouble" James Widdoes Hayes Jackson February 7, 2006 305
Bridget and Kerry are very excited when Cate gives them keys to the minivan, with a single provision: They must drive Rory wherever he needs to go. But when the girls refuse to fulfill their promise, Rory decides to take matters into his own hands, and makes an attempt to drive himself to impress a girl named Marni (Tiffany Thornton) that he likes, and in the process wrecks the car.
155 155 "Halloween" Lynn McCracken Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar February 8, 2006 306
Kerry doesn't feel that Bridget has the ability to put together the school's Halloween party as part of her duty as the Student Body President. Bridget has a mix-up and kisses the jealous vice-president instead of her crush, Pete. C.J. is hired as the security guard for the party and sets his eyes on catching Rory pulling off a prank by blowing up the giant pumpkin. Instead, when he catches Rory, Rory calls up the costumed Village People, bringing back C.J.'s bad memories. Jim finds himself being attacked by neighborhood kids when he refuses to give candy out to trick-or-treaters.
156 156 "Coach"

"Tennis Coach"

James Widdoes Laurie Gelman February 8, 2006 307
There is a new tennis coach who Bridget likes, so she joins the tennis team to get his attention. She also makes him a tennis racket cover using Cate's favourite sweater. However, the coach actually has a secret crush on the school nurse, Cate.
157 157 "Secrets" James Widdoes Bonnie Kallman February 9, 2006 308
It seems everyone in the Hennessy household is keeping secrets – Rory refuses to tell who hit him, Bridget and Kerry use fake ID's to get into a nightclub and while waiting in line, Bridget meets a cute guy (Shawn) who turns out to be a cop who she gave her number to, the coach who likes Cate whom Bridget likes keeps trying to get Cate to agree to go on a date with him, and C.J while asked to buy Rory's medication instead goes to a bar and gives him candy for medicine but C.J is expecting the pharmacist to call. Now all they have to do is get to the phone first, but it ends with Bridget finding out about Cate and the coach, and the cop arriving and C.J is left humiliated.
158 158 "Thanksgiving Guest"

"Thanksgiving"

James Widdoes Story by : Dena Waxman

Teleplay by : Tamiko K. Brooks & Rob Hanning

February 9, 2006 310
After the garage is burned down, due to a turkey fryer explosion, Cate recalls yesterday's Thanksgiving celebrations, which involved the kids trying to prepare everything to give Cate a break, Jim attempting to fix the TV and Cate bringing home Principal Gibb.
159 159 "Vanity Unfair" James Widdoes Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro February 10, 2006 309
After Bridget is turned down for a role in a sports car commercial, Jim discovers that the head of the modeling agency who rejected her is his old flame Jackie (Raquel Welch). When he tries to persuade her to reconsider his granddaughter, Jim soon finds himself reminiscing over old times – and possibly rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Kerry and Rory discover a secret about C.J.'s past modeling experiences.
160 160 "Princetown Girl" James Widdoes Tamiko K. Brooks February 10, 2006 311
Kerry is stunned to discover that Bridget may be getting a tennis scholarship at Princeton University. However, failing grades prevent her being able to play, so Cate wonders if she should use her power as school nurse to help.

Note: The title is an intentional play on words combining the university name of "Princeton" with that of a "town girl."

161 161 "A Very C.J. Christmas"

"A Very Cool Christmas"

James Widdoes Kathy Ann Stumpe February 13, 2006 312
C.J. goes to Las Vegas for Christmas rather than spend time with the family even though they spent a lot of time and effort making Christmas special for him.
162 162 "The Sub" James Widdoes Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar February 13, 2006 313
Principal Gibb hires C.J. as a substitute teacher. Everything goes well until C.J. catches Rory cheating on a test, and he wrestles with his conscience over whether or not to tell Principal Gibb.
163 163 "C.J.'s Temptation" James Widdoes Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar February 14, 2006 314
Cate finds herself becoming jealous of Principal Gibb's new girlfriend Cheryl, while C.J. attempts to tutor her – and unwittingly becomes the object of her affections. Rory discovers "self pleasure". And his pants are caught down… literally.
164 164 "Old Flame" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot February 14, 2006 315
When Cate sends an email to her former college flame Matt (played by Katey Sagal's Married... with Children co-star, Ed O'Neill) to see how he has been over the years since college, she becomes fed up with her family's unreasonable demands, and locks herself in her room for some alone time. But she is shocked when Matt shows up at her window and whisks her off to re-live adventurous, old times. However, Cate soon begins to question if his rebel lifestyle is being used as a front.
165 165 "Closure" James Widdoes Seth Kurland February 15, 2006 316
C.J. and Cate have found out that Kerry has been emailing to Bruno (Kyle Howard), the boy she met in Europe. They meet in Cate's attic and they get back together while C.J. and Cate have been reading Kerry's emails and print them out. Rory dates a girl called Riley.
166 166 "Volleybrawl" Barnet Kellman Hayes Jackson February 15, 2006 317
Cate's alleged antics at Kerry's volleyball game threaten to make her team forfeit the match. Meanwhile, C.J. has a crush on Kerry's volleyball coach (former pro beach volleyball player Gabrielle Reece), and Bridget becomes upset when one of her friends begins dating her ex-boyfriend.
167 167 "Freaky Friday" James Widdoes W. Bruce Cameron February 16, 2006 318
Cate watches Freaky Friday, then falls asleep, dreaming the family wake up in different bodies: Bridget swaps with Cate, C.J. swaps with Grandpa and Rory swaps with his hamster. Kerry is still herself. Grandpa in C.J.'s body tries to hit on the older school examiner while C.J. in Grandpa must tell war stories to the class. Bridget in Cate's body flubs the nurse test and Cate in Bridget makes Bridget go to prom with a dork.
168 168 "Torn Between Two Lovers" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot February 16, 2006 319
C.J. finds himself in a bad situation – he's committed himself to two different dates: Cheryl, Principal Gibb's ex-girlfriend, and Bridget and Kerry's high school math teacher, Mrs. Krupp. Meanwhile, Bridget's excitement about being elected to the court of the Valentine's dance and being given a chance to be crowned Queen of Hearts quickly becomes shock when she discovers that Cheryl is also running in the competition.
169 169 "C.J.'s Real Dad" James Widdoes Rob Hanning February 17, 2006 320
C.J. is offered a job as a full-time teacher, which he really wants, but when his biological father comes to town he convinces C.J. to assist him in a new book telling about how they came together after being apart for years. Meanwhile, Kerry is upset when Bridget accidentally wins an MP3 player from a radio contest.
170 170 "The After Party" Patricia Doak Grant Nieporte & Robert Spina February 17, 2006 322
Prom night is around the corner, and Bridget wants to throw a safe after-prom party in a hotel. Cate tells her no, but later, C.J. tells her if there isn't a place to party, the kids will find one. So, Cate decides to throw the after party at the house, which humiliates Rory, Kerry and Bridget. During the after-party, Bridget sneaks out to the hotel to throw her after party. C.J. tracks her down, but ends up getting tied up on top of a TV in a hotel room. Meanwhile, Kerry has written an article about gay couples going to the prom. A girl named Monica (Vanessa Lengies) asks Kerry to be her prom date, so they can "turn a few heads for the cause", but Kerry starts to get the impression that Monica really likes her as a girlfriend. It also turns out that Rory's prom date, Nicky Alcott (Leighton Meester), is gay, which disappoints Rory.
171 171 "The Teachers' Lounge" James Widdoes Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro February 20, 2006 323
C.J. gets a job as a full-time teacher, and he is excited as he now has access to the teachers' lounge. But one of the teachers, Mr. Edwards, is bullying him, to the point where he kicks C.J. out of the lounge, so Cate helps him with his problem. Meanwhile, Kerry and Bridget give Rory a makeover so he can impress a girl named 'Hot Megan'.
172 172 "The Sleepover" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot February 20, 2006 321
After Principal Gibb and Cate fall asleep at the house while watching a movie, the family catches them and falsely assumes that the two are having a relationship. Meanwhile, Bridget, Kerry, Rory and C.J. are forced to go ice-fishing with Jim in order to spend quality time with their grandfather – but unbeknownst to them, Jim would much rather be left alone and is forced to keep up a happy facade.
173 173 "Ditch Day" James Widdoes Jeremiah Leibowitz February 21, 2006 324
After C.J. discovers that Cate may be starting a clandestine relationship with Principal Gibb, he blabs it to Bridget. An angry Cate gets even by having Gibb put C.J. in charge of the detention of students on Ditch Day, and C.J. gets even by detaining Bridget. Meanwhile, because she is stuck in detention and can't complete the ditch day prank herself, Bridget convinces Kerry and Rory to steal the rival school's mascot.
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