Debra takes offense when Marie accuses her of being rude and the two wind up fighting and not speaking to each other. When Ray tries to make things better by getting each of the women to apologize to the other, he only achieves in making a bad situation worse. Then, the unthinkable happens (at least to Ray) – Debra decides she likes it when Marie doesn't speak to her and she intends to keep it that way.
"The First Time"
When Debra accuses Ray of still not being able to pick up on her "not in the mood" signals, they fondly recall the first night they spent together. As Ray prepares to spend an evening with his now-serious girlfriend, Debra, he picks up on signals that this may be "the night." Marie, however, also picks up on the same signals and will do everything in her power -- including enlisting the help of the family priest, Father Hubley (recurring guest star Charles Durning) -- to ensure that the deed doesn't get done.
"The Bigger Person"
Now that Debra and Ray's mom aren't speaking to each other, Debra goes out of her way to ensure that Ray doesn't spend time with his mother by waiting on him hand and foot so he prefers to stay close to home. When Ray realizes that he can benefit by exploiting this situation, he actually starts to like the fact that the two women aren't speaking. However, when Robert catches on to Ray's mischievous plan, he knows he must intercede and try to repair the now severely damaged relationship between Debra and Marie because Ray certainly isn't helping.
"Who Am I"
After Ray and Debra spend an evening apart, Ray admits he no longer enjoys his juvenile pursuits with his friends. Thrilled that Ray is finally growing up, Debra invites him to attend a book reading where Ray winds up falling asleep. Concerned that he doesn't know where he belongs, a reluctant Ray agrees to join Frank for a steam bath with his buddies at the lodge. To Raymond's surprise and Debra's dismay, Ray winds up thoroughly enjoying himself and
Debra indicates she’s tired of sharing all her space with Ray, so he decides to give her exclusive use of their bathroom. Waiting to take a shower in the kids’ bathroom, Ray realizes he’s made a huge mistake when he finds puddles on the floor and the medicine cabinet overrun with action figures. Disgusted by the kids’ mess, Ray attempts to return to his old domain. But Debra, who’s enjoying her newfound privacy, won’t give it up without a