Ritchie returns from a church festival with Richard and New Christine with an interest in religion. Christine, who once had a bad experience at church, re-examines her beliefs and with Ritchie and Matthew in tow, decides to give God another go.
When Christine's parents can't make it to Grandparents Day at Ritchie's school, New Christine suggests that Jeff, the new man in her life should go as Ritchie's special friend.
Christine tries to be supportive of Barb, whom she expects to be wallowing in misery as she did after her own divorce. Meanwhile, when Barb moves in, Matthew relocates to Ritchie's room where he discovers his nephew's strange sleep habits.