Sandy has concerns about the man Mindy's dating. Norman starts seeing an old flame. Sandy tries to give his class a dose of truth about the acting life.
Norman and Madelyn get closer as they spend time together in Santa Barbara. When Sandy meets Mindy's boyfriend, he discovers they have a lot in common.
Mindy's not thrilled with her dad and boyfriend's growing friendship. Norman's daughter leaves rehab, returning home while Madelyn is visiting.
Interactions with two women have Sandy contemplating his changing libido. Norman tries to reconcile with both Phoebe and Madelyn.
Sandy urges Norman to make a grand gesture for Madelyn. After Martin experiences a medical episode, Sandy decides to have a complete checkup.
Despite Norman's prodding, Sandy remains reluctant to share some important news with Mindy. Norman and Madelyn come to an understanding.
An accident forces Sandy to come clean with Mindy. After visiting Eileen's grave, Phoebe tries to make amends with Norman, but it doesn't go well.
As Norman contemplates retiring, an unexpected visitor has him considering his spiritual life. Sandy dislikes changes Mindy is making at the studio.