When Adam needs help on what to do on a date with a woman, he decides to hide downstairs and study Charles on his date with Stephanie. When he uses the same techniques on his date, he and Charles end up in hot water.
When a film crew decides to shoot a commercial at his mom's restaurant, Charles tells Jamie that she was chosen as a model. However, when it is realized that it is Sarah that they want, Charles must find a way to not hurt Jamie's feelings.
When the Powell's old babysitter comes to visit, Charles begins to feel unneeded when the children are more attentive toward her. His fears are worsened after he loses a pearl necklace that Mr. Powell entrusted him to hide.
Charles has to write an essay about growing up. Buddy uses the Powell's house to do a chemistry experiment. Sarah is reluctant to part with her childhood doll. Adam cannot get rid of the hiccups. Jamie has a date with a guy who is a college classmate of Charles and Buddy.