With Charlie (Matthew Fox) and Kirsten’s wedding plans creating problems for the Salingers, Julia (Neve Campbell) transfers from Stanford to the College of Fine Arts to begin writing a book about her life. As he and Kirsten decide to have a baby of their own, a part-time tutoring job leaves Charlie him facing a sex scandal. But after finding success as a furniture designer, his future suddenly rests on teaming up with Bailey (Scot Wolf) to buy the struggling company from his boss. But the mounting responsibilities that start Bailey drinking again send him into rehab. And as Claudia (Lacey Chabert) and Bailey ponder their futures at prestigious east coast schools, and Julia is offered a chance to leave college for a writing assignment in Washington, D,C, Charlie faces being a full-time father to Owen and a new baby.