When Bob returns from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry announces that he is about to be married to a girl he just met. Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.
Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child.
Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself for a few days, leaving a confused Howard thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.