Well, you seem happier this week.
Riley: Check out what I learned to do!
Ok...that's a talent, I guess.
Riley: It sure has been raining a lot lately.
Conner: Yeah, I hope we don't get any really bad storms. I've heard about trees catching fire around town.
Oh, look. It's Misty! I forgot about her.
Conner: Come on, who's a good kitty?
Uh-oh...I'm getting a vision of the future!
Um, Conner? I think you should really go check on...
Conner: In a minute. I'm bonding with Misty.
Ethan: ...Together, you'll see, we two can be good company...
I'm not even going to ask.
Oh, there's Jasmine!
Riley: Say hi to the mysterious voice, Jasmine!
Where's your husband?
Riley: If you find him, let me know.
Oh, he's...encouraging Corey. What a surprise.
Corey: What? The kid needs it.
Well, it is his birthday, I guess. Happy birthday dear Corey...
Interesting outfit...and you're looking more like your brother every day.
So what would you like to do with your life?
Corey: A life of pleasure for me!
And of course the first thing you do is call that gypsy.
Corey: Do you have any better ideas?
Corey: I rest my case.
Who are you?
Corey: You know Amy. She's our paper girl.
The paper girl? I'm not so sure, but let's see how it goes.
I think you're missing, Riley.
Riley: I can't take more of this...
Well, I don't think you'll have to.
Riley: Maybe now Conner will actually notice that I'm pregnant.
Oh, dear...what happened to the date?
Corey: Oh, it went fine. Amy's a great girl. But now it's time for some real fun...
I knew I shouldn't have gotten this for you guys...
Conner? What are you doing home so early?
Conner: I don't want to talk about it.
Conner: I said I don't want to talk about it!
Conner: I got fired! It wasn't my fault. There was this fraternity and I kicked them off campus...that's what all the other deans in town did and they got promoted!
Sure, you won't talk to me but Jasmine's the perfect person to hear this.
I don't mean to split hairs here, but shouldn't Riley or Conner be doing this?
Ethan: I don't mind.
Riley: Yeah, it's fine. I mean, Conner's still really upset about being fired and with my being pregnant and all...
I think you might actually grow into that nose, Jasmine!
Jasmine: Thanks, I think.
Hey Ethan...didn't you say there was something you would do if Caydance came over?
Ethan: Yeah, you're right. Caydance, you can take Misty back home with you if you want.
Caydance: Thanks, Dad. I've really been missing her.
Glad to see that you and Jasmine have bonded so much.
I am a bit concerned that she hasn't bonded with her actual dad...
Riley: Thanks so much for helping out with Jasmine. I don't know what I would do without you here.
Well, technically if he wasn't here than Corey wouldn't be here either and your husband...
Riley: Don't ruin the moment.
Corey! How could you let all that homework pile up like that?
Corey: Relax. I'm doing it! It's just three days worth.
It goes back to elementary school, Corey.
How do you still have energy for a study session?
Riley: Ethan taught her to walk and talk, and helped her grow up. I am teaching her how to study if it kills me.
At this rate it just might.
And what a surprise, Conner's playing with Corey again.
Conner: Don't ever let your homework get that far behind again. You almost lost a scholarship!
Shouldn't you be worrying about your own daughter's homework?
Ethan: Good night, Jasmine...
This is still very mixed up...
Jasmine: Yeah! Check out all the snow!
I keep forgetting at these newer houses that it's still winter...
Oh, boy...the family's about to get bigger!
Riley: It's a girl!
Unbelievable. I would have thought we'd have a long spurt of boys. What's her name?
Riley: We're going to name her Ariel.
Yeah, guys...don't get up from the breakfast table to see the baby or anything.
So this is grandchild number...
Ethan: 19. It's hard to believe...
Especially when you consider that Corey hasn't even left the house yet.
And once again Ethan takes the bulk of the child care.
Ethan: I figured I'd give Riley a break, you know?
What break? She hasn't done any of it, except for helping Jasmine with her homework.
Um...why is the changing table in the living room?
Riley: Because there's no room for it in the bedroom. We had to put Ariel's crib in Corey's room-we'll redecorate after he leaves. But for now, there's no room for a changing table in there. Corey's a great kid, but I don't know how much longer I can take this. I mean, there's not enough room in my own house for my own kids because Conner's so determined to raise his screwed up brother.
I understand. This crowd is starting to get under my skin, too.
Well this is certainly a pleasant change from last time.
Conner: Yeah, I just went onto the computer and got my old job back, and now I'm at the top of my game.
What are you crying about?
Marisa: The nanny slapped me!
Ok, those nannies are pretty terrible workers, but I doubt one of them would slap you.
Marisa: I knew you wouldn't believe me!
Where are you going?
Marisa: Leave me alone! It's my house-I'll do what I want!
Hey, would you look at that! The nanny did slap her. I wonder why...
A new toy?
Ethan: Marisa wanted an expensive stereo.
So you bought a karaoke machine?
Ethan: It was the cheapest thing she was satisfied with.
And I see everybody's taking a turn...
Ethan: First she slaps my wife...then she blocks me into a corner. Why are we paying her again?
Because if you don't the social worker will come.
Well, at least it's making everybody happy.
I just realized I never got a good shot of the baby...let's see, brown hair, blue eyes. This is going to be one boring group of kids.
Riley: Now who would throw a water balloon at me in the middle of winter?
I honestly have no idea.
This is...disturbing, at best.
Oh, look who's back over. Amy, do you always have to bring the bag of newspapers?
I would think they would get heavy.
See, this looks less odd. It's actually quite sweet.
Jasmine: I got an A+!
Riley: Way to go, Jasmine!
Jasmine: I can't wait to tell Dad!
Jasmine: Dad, can you dance with me next?
Conner: Wish I could, but I have to go make sure Corey does his homework I don't want him to fall behind again.
I think Corey is a little busy at the moment...and I think we've got another established couple! That means Amy's joining the town!
Another birthday...Happy birthday dear Ariel...
Riley: And I actually get to do this one!
And Marisa's nose lives on! But at least she's seasonally appropriate.
Corey: See, Jasmine, first you get them in a headlock, and then...
Is your girlfriend the person you want to be demonstrating this on?
Not that it seems to matter much...
Riley: Come on, honey...come to Mommy...before Grandpa comes and does this for me.
Feeling a bit of resentment, are we?
Marisa: Isn't she potty trained yet?
I don't see you helping.
Marisa: She's not my kid. I shouldn't have to help.
And now Ethan is encouraging Jasmine. There is something not right here...
Amy: I hope Corey likes these flowers...
How could he not?
I see Conner's finally spending some time with his daughters...
Jasmine: Do you think we'll ever go on vacation?
I keep telling you, not for a few more months!
Whoa, Corey...slow down!
So the week is starting to wind down...pretty soon Corey will be out of the house.
Conner: I hope he does ok. I mean, with Mom being the way she is...
Riley: I'm sure he'll be fine.
Conner: But I just don't know...I mean, I did the best I could with him...
Riley: Conner, he's not your kid!
You know what, I think this would be a good point for me to leave you guys. I will see you all next round.
Conner: Bye, mysterious voice.
Riley: Hurry back!
A Message From the Mysterious Voice: This house is absolutely nuts. Conner's not the only one who forgets whose child is whose. Corey's relationship with Amy was kind of a last resort-I had originally planned for Corey to end up with Elizabeth Richardson, but when I got to this house I remembered that Corey is actually her uncle. Oops! Since all the other girls were taken, I just took what the gypsy gave me. She actually started to grow on me by the time the week was up.