Synopsis by Laura Mahnken
Karen's relationship with Leo heats up beyond her control when he drops by the house unannounced to have dinner with Eli and Jessie. Eli and Leo hit it off and an uncomfortable moment ensues when Rick and Lily drop by to give Jessie her tae kwon do handbook. Leo is the opposite of Lloyd and, for that matter, Karen; he pushes her to give in to her feelings, conquer her fears of letting go, and become less controlling and more spontaneous. When Karen refuses to let Eli borrow the car and drive to a bar on a school night, Eli plays his parents against each other, by asking Rick for the same favor. Rick agrees, unwittingly undermining Karen's authority. Later, Leo takes Karen to the same bar, where she catches Eli out drinking with his friends.