Summary: Mike, a Chicago police officer, meets fourth-grade teacher Molly one day when he speaks at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and they fall in love, thanks in part to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it. Both face challenges in their quest to lose weight -- Molly from her slender sister and mother and Mike at the diner where he frequently eats. But having found each other, they will support each other as they try to achieve their goals, be it weight loss or Molly's decision to quit teaching and pursue her dream as a writer.
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Molly's book advance is at risk as she tries to overcome writer's block; Mike worries he could be part of the problem.
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Mike promises Molly he will be home in time for dinner on Christmas Eve -- until he and Carl find themselves in the back of a stolen truck; Molly is upset with Vince for trying to alter Christmas traditions.
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A guys-only fishing trip doesn't turn out as Mike planned when Carl decides to ask Victoria to join them.
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When Molly starts writing multiple drafts of her book, she starts to irritate Mike and the rest of the family.
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When Mike's flirtations with a rookie police officer are met with reciprocation, he begins to feel guilty.
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When Samuel receives a letter from his parents saying they are having financial issues, he considers moving back to Africa.
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When Molly learns that Mike hasn't been to the doctor in over a decade, she urges him to make an appointment.
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When her publisher requests that a provocative change be made to her book, Molly is faced with a dilemma.
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When Joyce refuses to take a breathalyzer test at a checkpoint, Mike is forced to arrest her for driving under the influence.
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When Peggy -- somewhat mysteriously -- announces her sudden retirement, Molly decides to plan a party for her.
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Molly is very excited when her book finally becomes available for purchase but starts to obsessively worry that no one will buy it.
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Peggy shares tantalizing stories from her past for Molly's second book -- in exchange for Molly doing chores.
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When Mike reaches a weight-loss goal -- his personal best -- he decides to celebrate by indulging in a slice of pie.
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Mike's feelings are hurt when Molly is nervous about him attending a celebration hosted by her publisher.
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During a road trip to Peggy's hometown, Molly arranges a surprise reunion between Peggy and her estranged sister (Margo Martindale); Mike and Vince bond as they try to repair a water heater.
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Peggy is thrilled when Kay (Kathy Bates) comes back to town; Molly looks for a way to lift Kay's spirits; Carl and Mike work crowd control at a public breast feeding rally.
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For the first time, Mike meets his aunt Rosemary (Margo Martindale) and is smitten with her warmth and positive attitude.
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When Mike won't listen to Molly vent about writing with Peggy, Molly gets angry and the two part ways for a day.
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A near-death experience on the job inspires Carl to announce that he is planning to propose to Victoria.
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Mike and Molly must rescind Carl's invitation to their anniversary cruise after his nasty breakup with Victoria.
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Carl and Mike try to reconcile their partnership with couples counseling; after Peggy decides she won't participate in a promotional radio interview, Molly does it on her own.
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Molly gives Mike a device that will track his activity in hopes of helping him get healthier and take better care of himself, but Mike has other plans.
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When Mike blames Molly for Peggy's heart attack, Molly seeks to make things right with her mother-in-law.
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Molly deals with a ``new Mike'' when he becomes hyper-vigilant after his wallet is stolen from the squad car while he was taking a nap.
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Molly is stunned when it is revealed that Joyce has decided to leave the house to Victoria in her will.
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Mike and Molly have different ideas about how Molly should spend her time when she is between novels.
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When Mike brings home a stray puppy for the weekend, Molly has trouble trying to warm up to it.