While discussing the possibility of having to hold Michael back for another year of preschool, Ray is shocked to discover that he too was left back when he was that age. Once Ray learns of his scholastic past, he is convinced that of all the traits a parent could pass on to a child, his legacy is to pass his stupidity on to Michael. Meanwhile, Frank heads over to
the school to sweet talk the kindergarten teacher into letting Michael advance with the other kids.
“What’s With Robert?”
When Debra raises the notion that Robert’s reluctance to commit to Amy may be a result of his being gay, Ray thinks she is beyond crazy. But, after further thought --and closer observation of Robert’s keen sense of style and panache for interior design -- Ray is not so sure anymore.
Everyone gets on Ray’s case because he’s doesn’t go to Sunday Mass. When Ray starts feeling guilty about the good example Frank is setting by attending church, he commits to becoming a regular parishioner. After all, if Frank can do it, so can he. But, when Ray shows up at the church, he quickly realizes what it is that draws Frank to this house of worship week after week -- and it isn’t the sermon.
“The Tenth Anniversary”
As Debra and Ray celebrate their 10th anniversary, she discovers that he taped over their wedding video years before with the ’91 SuperBowl. Realizing how much he has upset Debra with his careless actions, Ray is willing to go to any lengths to atone -- little realizing that it will mean renewing wedding vows in front of family and friends with all the trimmings.
“Debra Makes Something Good”
Debra throws the Barone family into turmoil when she finally creates a dish that everyone likes. Ray can’t believe it when he samples Debra’s braciole. Even though her past attempts at cooking seemed to have ruined his taste buds, it’s simply delicious. But, when Marie gets wind of Debra’s cooking prowess, and sees the effect that the braciole has on Ray, Robert and Frank, it’s war!