While Janine proceeds to become more unaccountable and less reliable, Malik is being bullied at school
While the family contrives a surprise 50th birthday bash for Curtis, C.J. moves in with Ella and Curtis when his house burns down.
While Jazmine misses her toys and friends, C.J. has suspicions Janine is cheating on him and is concerned about her unsettled behavior.
While Calvin sells "replica" designer items Janine's drug abuse is official.
While Curtis goes to anger management class, C.J. looks for Janine.
C.J is dispirited about his life and his wife. Curtis sees Malik wearing a tutu.
While Calvin shows off "his" house to a girl C.J. puts Janine in rehab after accepting money from Curtis.
While the firefighters have a "Sick Out" Jazmine is stirred by a "Say No to Drugs" seminar at school.
Janine's righteous parents come to the Payne's household looking for her. CJ informs them of her serious personal issues.
Janine's parents file for custody of Jazmine and Malik. Meanwhile, Curtis' firehouse wins an award for fastest response time, leading to their fastest truck being stolen.
While CJ attempts to guard off creditors, Curtis who has intimacy troubles with Ella, looks for help from the firehouse gang and from his anger management coach.
The firehouse guys fire up fund-raising concepts for charity--selling calendars. Jazmine, who is going out to sell candy for her school, receives commerce pointers from Calvin and makes a bundle. When the expected new firefighter turns out to be a woman, it stirs up their male-dominated world, starting with their calendar sales.
When Malik gets excessively consumed with taking showers, Ella worries that he has OCD. In the meantime with help from Curtis the firehouse crew gets ready for the annual inspection.
While Curtis and Ella enter in an art class jointly, Jazmine makes up her mind to enter politics by running for school president.
While Malik is raising concern about the company he keeps, CJ's life is turned upside down when he finds out that he may have fathered another child.
The finding that CJ might be the father of another child continues to be a family issue.
Janine comes back with friends in tow, simply to make off with belongings from the Payne home.
Calvin throws a house party when the Paynes take a trip to Florida. But a fire might ruin his plans for a house party.
While Calvin screws up his efforts to cram for college test Ella becomes a victim of mistaken identity and is arrested.
In order to get out of jury duty Curtis wheels, deals, and spiels. Somewhere else Malik creates his Internet profile and dives into the computer dating pool.
Everyone attempts to thrust newly divorced CJ into the dating pool. In the meantime while an HIV positive woman volunteers at the help center, palpable tension heats up between Angel and Calvin.
While Calvin woos an HIV-positive woman, Curtis is unnerved about having to undergo a colonoscopy.
The school's attractive assistant principal pays a visit to the Payne home to investigate when Jazmine absconds with the class hamster. Soon after, young Malik develps a crush on the woman.
The firehouse is overwhelmed by a nasty storm that hist Atlanta. Miscommunication about retrieving the kids from school causes a mix up that leads to sparks flying between C.J. and the assistant principal
After a fire yields a neighbors' house unlivable, he moves in with the Paynes, but he soon emerges as an pestering houseguest. Somewhere else, Calvin discovers romance with a con artist.
While Malik gets a tattoo that he shorty regrets, latent hostility intensifies between Curtis and Mr. Brown.
Mr. Brown decides to transform his late father's house into a senior center. Elsewhere, Calvin plans to launch an online-dating service after he endures a dreadful date.
C.J has a date with Nicole who tells him she is waiting until she is married before having sex. Somewhere else Jazmine cheats on a test.
CJ tries to balance going out on a date with Nicole and having a father-daughter day with Jazmine. Elsewhere, Jazmine reinvents her look in an effort to woo Malik's pal Kevin.
Jazmine, worried that her father's newfound romance will rip apart their family, plots to break CJ and Nicole up. Elsewhere, Curtis is tasked to clean the attic, but the old items stir sentimental memories---and keep him from throwing anything away.
While Malik must make a documentary for a school assignment, Curtis is unknowingly roped into assisting a bank robber.
When his divorce from Janine is at last finalized, CJ attempts to start life anew, and his firehouse buddies urge him to savor the single life. Meanwhile, Janine tries to reconnect with the Paynes.
When a old friend of CJ's turns up, they stir up jealousy in Nicole which causes CJ and Nicole's budding romance to hit a bump. In the meantime the Payne children push to get a pooch.
While a spat over a lottery game tests Claretha and Ella's friendship, Curtis gears up for traffic school after getting a speeding ticket.
While an really cool kid from New York City comes and strikes up a friendship with Malik, Curtis set out to purchase a motorcycle but he needs to tap into his retirement fund to do so.
A furious Ella kicks Curtis out of the house in the aftermath of his self-indulgent motorcycle purchase. Held up at the firehouse, Curtis seeks the forgiveness of Ella. In the meantime, CJ and Nicole's relationship is seriously tested.
Malik and his friend Kyle go to a court hearing for their motorcycle accident.