Ellen wants to get closer to Jessica, without hurting Audrey, so she resorts to lying to go to a party for Jessica in order to avoid going out with Audrey.
Meanwhile, Adam inherits some historical family letters with some hysterical implications.
Meanwhile, Adam enters a photography contest for women, and Paige loses her boss's car.
Adam's friend Theresa (Kathy Najimy) visits and Ellen feels threatened when Theresa's funny stories are the life of the party.
Ellen and Audrey both have erotic dreams about Adam, but whereas Ellen seeks answers with a therapist, Audrey vows to make the dreams realities.
After being seduced by Audrey, Adam thinks it was a mistake which leads him to fake a relationship with Ellen.
However, Ellen's high hopes that they could get together are dashed when she learns that he's a pizza delivery man who takes his work very seriously.
Meanwhile, Paige wishes her boyfriend would stop being a gentleman and take their relationship to the next level.
Meanwhile, Ellen hires a new manager, Lloyd (Nick Bakay), who makes some drastic changes, but then buckles under the pressure.
Ellen does not want to hurt Audrey, so she reluctantly goes out to lunch with her, Paige, and Audrey's friend, Jessica, a travel writer.
Also, Paige agonizes over what gift to get for her long-estranged, overly sensitive mother for Christmas.
Ellen goes on a scholastic trip to a museum with Adam and Paige to expand her cultural horizons where she meets an attractive English college professor.