With Halloween just around the corner, Lucy attempts to learn the truth about "The Mutant" Mike, a mysterious recluse who's been accused of murder.
Ruthie the youngest child and is a happy and adorable 5 year-old.
Also, Annie learns some devastating news when her parents come for a visit; her mother has Leukemia.
When the Camden family learns that their friend, Reverend Morgan Hamilton's church was burned down by a racist group, they invite the Hamilton's to stay at their home.
Meanwhile, Simon has his own problems when defending his friend Nigel after a racist comment is made to him at the playground.
Also, Mary decides to call it a quits with Jeff while Lucy has her first real date with her classmate Jimmy Moon.
Lastly, when Annie returns home with her parents, they decide to stay with her and the rest of the family so that they could spend some more time with them---which unfortunately will be the last for Jenny.Also, Eric is faced with counseling a young boy who is once again on his drug habit that is affecting his family.The possibility of Eric having an extramarital affair is what the Camden children are assuming when they catch Eric escorting a woman to a hotel alone.After Mary unexpectedly un-invites her family to watch her play basketball at an important basketball game, the Camdens begin to make other plans for themselves.Lucy is angry at Mary because she invited Ashley --- a popular girl in Lucy's school to her game.Lucy is the middle child and is hoping to become a woman and getting her period very soon.