Doug cannot seem to let go of the past and continues his hatred for him, because he accused Doug of licking a trash can. He tries to make it up to Carrie by going to a cello concert with her. Worse, they do not feel comfortable about leaving because they are the only people at the inn for the entire weekend. Doug and Carrie complain about it, but Doug feels sorry for the dog when he finds out that all he needs are walks and secretly adopts it. Arthur meets a woman at a Senior Center dance. Carrie backs her husband up until she realizes the man is a district attorney who might have a position for Carrie at his office. Weithorn Gail Mancuso 3 3 105 Carrie's on the fast track at her new job in a Manhattan law firm.
Arthur and his friend George pull a casino party to earn some extra cash, which ends up backfiring. In an effort to save money, he chooses a cheaper doctor that results in a very worried couple when her sight does not return properly. Feinstein December 17, 2001 2001-12-17 412 Doug and Carrie want to conceive, but receive another negative pregnancy result. Arthur thinks Charles Schultz is using him as a template for Peanuts characters. On the way, they reconcile.
In order to make Doug reconsider his idea, Carrie invites her father on the cross-country trip. However, Doug and Deacon later meet Leslie , freeing up Deacon to bring her and join Doug and Carrie to the trip. Meanwhile, Carrie gets addicted to tanning cream after helping her neighbor, , spread it all over his body. However, a series of misunderstandings with the librarian, Nana Louise , lead Doug and Carrie to go to great lengths to correct her mistakes. Spence and Danny try to decide where to go on vacation. Doug soon pretends to be very good friends with Arthur, but his plan backfires after Arthur clings to him and harasses his friends.
Spence learns that women have a soft spot for guys who take care of the elderly and starts spending time with Arthur. Doug and Deacon's boss on the other hand, overhears their conversation and ends up meeting Doug and Carrie at Atlantic City, much to the couple's dismay. When Carrie reveals having a fallout with her, Doug and Arthur conspire in making Carrie less sober to keep her in good spirits, making their neighbor uncomfortable with the whole ordeal. Meanwhile, Arthur gets Spence to participate in his scheme to get discounted shoes. Doug then releases all his feelings about Arthur, which results in him moving out of the house. Doug and Carrie race to China, each attempting to claim their baby before the other.
Danny and Spence also go on the trip pretending to be life partners to get a free weekend. Unfortunately, one of the new partners at Carrie's law firm gives everyone nicer cameras for Christmas. So Carrie bans him from ever going there again. Louis after they make a deal that he never has to do anything with him any more. When Arthur meets Doug's aunt, he falls for her. For subsequent episodes of the series, she was replaced by Anne Meara, who also guest stars in this episode.
Note: This episode guest stars both Steffiana de la Cruz and Angelo Pagán, ' future wife and 's husband respectively, both of whom played their respective spouses' fantasy love interests. Carrie and Kelly decide to make a play date with Doug, Deacon and Arthur, but the plan backfires when they turn into a trio of merry pranksters. Season 1, Episode 22 April 26, 1999 Season 1, Episode 22 April 26, 1999 Carrie Leah Remini scolds Doug for inviting their pesky neighbors over---until she learns they want to offer their time-share in the Hamptons. Meanwhile, Arthur dispenses romance advise and the recipient finds success simply doing the opposite. On the drive home, Ray convinces Doug to drive his car but it makes Robert jealous and finds out that Doug does not have a license to drive and pulls him over.
Meanwhile, Arthur sees an opportunity to have his script made into a movie when moves next door. Before handing over the money, he looks through receipts, and soon discovers that Carrie has spent large amounts on clothes. While Richie hits it off with the friend, Doug and Carrie have a tough time. Carrie becomes upset knowing that Doug wouldn't help her if she was in real danger, so he attempts to lessen his guilt by arguing that she would do the exact same thing and by thinking of times when he helped her. Meanwhile, Carrie and Arthur try hard to find a movie to watch which they will both enjoy. Fesman, Harry Victor, Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller 18 18 119 Doug begins to miss being behind the wheel of his truck when he is promoted after the death of his shift supervisor.
Doug's mother comes to visit and after seeing her play poker, Doug takes her to Vegas to hustle some people out of their money. Ray attempts to make it up to him by taking him to a game with his brother Robert. Carrie eventually lets him date her but ends up regretting it, leaving Arthur with plans to propose to her. Meanwhile, drags an Indian delivery boy into chronicling his own life story. Rather than go to the hospital, he must struggle through a loan interview for Carrie. Doug finds his friend, Richie in the lines and is having trouble getting out. O'Boyle to interview him but not hire him.
However, Deacon sends a message that he won't be coming, revealing his falling out with Kelly. Weithorn March 4, 2002 2002-03-04 417 Carrie's work has an annual golf trip, but Doug and Carrie used to always take Deacon and Kelly. Meanwhile, Arthur hosts an open house on the Heffernan House in an attempt to trade-in to a better home with a better room for him to live in, dragging Holly in the process. Doug realizes that the more time he spends with Arthur, the more sex he gets from Carrie. She assumes that Doug would not want to spend his vacation in a confined space with the old man.