When Miles arrives to the office, the whole gang makes fun of his new suit. He says he bought it because his older brother is coming to town so he wants to look good. At Murphy's office, Miles asks her to join them for lunch, Murphy reluctantly agrees. At Phil's Miles' brother Josh and Murphy really hit it off, which makes Miles a little uncomfortable. They also agree to go all to dinner together at a fancy Italian restaurant. Miles brings his date Audrey Cohen, they all have a nice time at first but then Miles starts embarassing Murphy. The next day, Miles apologizes to Murphy about the way he behaved at the restaurant. One night Miles, Murphy and Josh arrive at her house after dinner, Murphy and Josh want to be alone but Miles is always getting in the middle, so they politely ask him to leave. Miles shows up in the middle of the night just to tell Murphy that he does not like the idea of her dating his brother at all. Josh arrives after being looking for Miles for hours, they stay
The network ask the FYI staff to cooperate with the making of a sitcom based on the news show. Resistant at first, everybody goes overboard when they learn Julia St Martin will star, Murphy being the worst offender.
Conservative nemesis Jerry Gold accuses the FYI staff of not following through on their convictions about the environment. Murphy and her colleagues accept the challenge to go two weeks being eco-friendly. They find it more difficult than anticipated.
Murphy is very disgruntled when Corky wins the Humboldt, a news casting award she expected to win. She is further annoyed when Corky is assigned a major story and refuses to help when her colleague is overwhelmed by the job.
Jim's twenty-five years at the network pass by unacknowledged and Murphy decides to host a roast by his friends. But Jim takes the insults to heart and becomes even more depressed. Murphy questions him about what's really wrong.
After Murphy's estranged parents both arrive to see her presented with a prestigious award, she must act as a referee. Murphy just wants them to act like average people for once so she can enjoy the moment.
After Murphy's expose airs on FYI, she is asked to reveal her anonymous source and refuses. She is sent to prison and is letdown that it is more like a country club than a jail cell which leaves her depressed.
The network decides to put in production a kid's version of FYI and asks the senior staff to act as mentors. Reluctant at first, Murphy and her friends become over involved with the youngsters taking on characteristics of their role models.
Murphy's beloved teacher Mr. Hamilton, who encouraged her broadcasting interest, is retiring and intends to open a journalism school. He wants to name it after Murphy but when she visits, she thinks his ideas are outdated and perhaps he's lost his touch. She struggles with how to tell him.
For sweeps Miles needs a big story so he cajoles Murphy and Corky to dress as hookers to uncover an oil industry scandal. Murphy is made to feel old and they keep encountering other reporters doing the same report.
Jerry Gold drops by Phil's and immediately antagonizes everyone but Murphy. She sees past his rudeness and they start dating, which the FYI staff find irksome. Murphy starts to see herself change in ways she doesn't like.
Murphy and Jim go on an affiliate tour, thinking they will end up in Hawaii, but a snowstorm strands them in Kansas. Jim deals with temptation after meeting Nancy, an attractive woman, in the hotel bar.
The pranks Murphy and Frank play on each other become more elaborate and annoying to their friends. When one embrasses the FYI show, it looks like Miles will get fired for letting things get out of hand. Murphy and Frank try frantically to save his job.
Miles receives an anonymous love letter but doesn't know how to respond so Murphy plays Cyrano and writes a response. When an intriguing reply comes over the fax the deception continues, with Murphy becoming fascinated with the other writer. A meeting is arranged with everyone in for a surprise.
Miles is stressed with Jim vacationing so he institutes relaxation exercises for everyone. Murphy approaches it unwilling and is furious when she is hospitalized with a back injury. Everyone must deal with her temper while still putting on a show.