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Season 3 (2004 2005) Astral Media Family Channel Canada February 28, 2006 and April 5, 2006 Plus Halloween Canada Special October 28, 2006 and Xmas Canada Special December 23, 2006 Series Finale

Episodes in USA Episodes in Canada Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA and Canada

53 54 "First Day of School" James Widdoes Kathy Ann Stumpe September 24, 2004

March 1, 2006

Kerry continues to delay breaking up with Kyle, so Bridget does it for her – only for Kerry to realize she doesn't want to break up with him after all. Meanwhile, Cate is offered the position of a school nurse, and Rory's first day of high school is awkward when he has to hit the showers after gym.
54 53 "Changes" James Widdoes Seth Kurland October 1, 2004

February 28, 2006

Originally intended to be the season premiere, it was aired as the second episode after a mix-up with production codes/dates. The kids are suspicious of Cate after she changes her hairstyle and her bedroom while they were away during the summer. Rory tries to help Jim quit smoking. Kerry confides in C.J and Bridget that she lost her virginity to a guy named Bruno on her Europe vacation.
55 55 "The School Nurse" James Widdoes Rob Hanning October 8, 2004

March 2, 2006

After Cate accepts the position of school nurse, Bridget and Kerry are convinced that she only took the job to spy on them. Rory, however, is ecstatic that his mother might be able to protect him from the school bully. When Cate starts yelling at Bridget for getting a tattoo and why she can't be good like Kerry, Bridget accidentally blurts out Kerry's secret (the loss of her virginity) which a horrified Cate accidentally reveals to the whole school via PA.
56 56 "Out of the Box" James Widdoes Martin Weiss October 15, 2004

March 6, 2006

Kerry is livid when Bridget unintentionally makes a mockery out of her art project at the mall. But she quickly forgets about Bridget when fellow artist and young hottie Tyler asks her out on a date. However Tyler's intentions may not be completely genuine. Meanwhile, while C.J. finds himself striking out at speed dating, Jim discovers that he's a hit with the ladies-which further humiliates his socially inept grandson.
57 57 "Car Trouble" James Widdoes Hayes Jackson October 22, 2004

March 7, 2006

Bridget and Kerry are very excited when Cate gives them keys to the minivan, with a single provision: They must drive Rory wherever he needs to go. But when the girls refuse to fulfill their promise, Rory decides to take matters into his own hands, and makes an attempt to drive himself to impress a girl named Marni (Tiffany Thornton) that he likes, and in the process wrecks the car.
58 77 "Halloween" Lynn McCracken Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar October 29, 2004

October 28, 2006

Kerry doesn't feel that Bridget has the ability to put together the school's Halloween party as part of her duty as the Student Body President. Bridget has a mix-up and kisses the jealous vice-president instead of her crush, Pete. C.J. is hired as the security guard for the party and sets his eyes on catching Rory pulling off a prank by blowing up the giant pumpkin. Instead, when he catches Rory, Rory calls up the costumed Village People, bringing back C.J.'s bad memories. Jim finds himself being attacked by neighborhood kids when he refuses to give candy out to trick-or-treaters.
59 58 "Coach"

"Tennis Coach"

James Widdoes Laurie Gelman November 5, 2004

March 8, 2006

There is a new tennis coach who Bridget likes, so she joins the tennis team to get his attention. She also makes him a tennis racket cover using Cate's favourite sweater. However, the coach actually has a secret crush on the school nurse, Cate.
60 59 "Secrets" James Widdoes Bonnie Kallman November 12, 2004

March 9, 2006

It seems everyone in the Hennessy household is keeping secrets – Rory refuses to tell who hit him, Bridget and Kerry use fake ID's to get into a nightclub and while waiting in line, Bridget meets a cute guy (Shawn) who turns out to be a cop who she gave her number to, the coach who likes Cate whom Bridget likes keeps trying to get Cate to agree to go on a date with him, and C.J while asked to buy Rory's medication instead goes to a bar and gives him candy for medicine but C.J is expecting the pharmacist to call. Now all they have to do is get to the phone first, but it ends with Bridget finding out about Cate and the coach, and the cop arriving and C.J is left humiliated.
61 61 "Thanksgiving Guest"


James Widdoes Story by : Dena Waxman

Teleplay by : Tamiko K. Brooks & Rob Hanning

November 26, 2004

March 14, 2006

After the garage is burned down, due to a turkey fryer explosion, Cate recalls yesterday's Thanksgiving celebrations, which involved the kids trying to prepare everything to give Cate a break, Jim attempting to fix the TV and Cate bringing home Principal Gibb.
62 60 "Vanity Unfair" James Widdoes Story by : Dena Waxman

Teleplay by : Tamiko K. Brooks & Rob Hanning

December 3, 2004

March 13, 2006

After Bridget is turned down for a role in a sports car commercial, Jim discovers that the head of the modeling agency who rejected her is his old flame Jackie (Raquel Welch). When he tries to persuade her to reconsider his granddaughter, Jim soon finds himself reminiscing over old times – and possibly rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Kerry and Rory discover a secret about C.J.'s past modeling experiences.
63 62 "Princetown Girl" James Widdoes Tamiko K. Brooks December 10, 2004

March 15, 2006

Kerry is stunned to discover that Bridget may be getting a tennis scholarship at Princeton University. However, failing grades prevent her being able to play, so Cate wonders if she should use her power as school nurse to help.

Note: The title is an intentional play on words combining the university name of "Princeton" with that of a "town girl."

64 78 "A Very C.J. Christmas"

"A Very Cool Christmas"

James Widdoes Kathy Ann Stumpe December 17, 2004

December 23, 2006

C.J. goes to Las Vegas for Christmas rather than spend time with the family even though they spent a lot of time and effort making Christmas special for him.
65 64 "The Sub" James Widdoes Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar January 7, 2005

March 16, 2006

Principal Gibb hires C.J. as a substitute teacher. Everything goes well until C.J. catches Rory cheating on a test, and he wrestles with his conscience over whether or not to tell Principal Gibb.
66 65 "C.J.'s Temptation" James Widdoes Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar January 7, 2005

March 20, 2006

Cate finds herself becoming jealous of Principal Gibb's new girlfriend Cheryl, while C.J. attempts to tutor her – and unwittingly becomes the object of her affections. Rory discovers "self pleasure". And his pants are caught down… literally.
67 66 "Old Flame" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot January 14, 2005

March 21, 2006

When Cate sends an email to her former college flame Matt (played by Katey Sagal's Married... with Children co-star, Ed O'Neill) to see how he has been over the years since college, she becomes fed up with her family's unreasonable demands, and locks herself in her room for some alone time. But she is shocked when Matt shows up at her window and whisks her off to re-live adventurous, old times. However, Cate soon begins to question if his rebel lifestyle is being used as a front.
68 67 "Closure" James Widdoes Seth Kurland January 21, 2005

March 22, 2006

C.J. and Cate have found out that Kerry has been emailing to Bruno (Kyle Howard), the boy she met in Europe. They meet in Cate's attic and they get back together while C.J. and Cate have been reading Kerry's emails and print them out. Rory dates a girl called Riley.
69 68 "Volleybrawl" Barnet Kellman Hayes Jackson January 28, 2005

March 23, 2006

Cate's alleged antics at Kerry's volleyball game threaten to make her team forfeit the match. Meanwhile, C.J. has a crush on Kerry's volleyball coach (former pro beach volleyball player Gabrielle Reece), and Bridget becomes upset when one of her friends begins dating her ex-boyfriend.
70 69 "Freaky Friday" James Widdoes W. Bruce Cameron February 4, 2005

March 27, 2006

Cate watches Freaky Friday, then falls asleep, dreaming the family wake up in different bodies: Bridget swaps with Cate, C.J. swaps with Grandpa and Rory swaps with his hamster. Kerry is still herself. Grandpa in C.J.'s body tries to hit on the older school examiner while C.J. in Grandpa must tell war stories to the class. Bridget in Cate's body flubs the nurse test and Cate in Bridget makes Bridget go to prom with a dork.
71 70 "Torn Between Two Lovers" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot February 11, 2005

March 28, 2006

C.J. finds himself in a bad situation – he's committed himself to two different dates: Cheryl, Principal Gibb's ex-girlfriend, and Bridget and Kerry's high school math teacher, Mrs. Krupp. Meanwhile, Bridget's excitement about being elected to the court of the Valentine's dance and being given a chance to be crowned Queen of Hearts quickly becomes shock when she discovers that Cheryl is also running in the competition.
72 71 "C.J.'s Real Dad" James Widdoes Rob Hanning February 18, 2005

March 29, 2006

C.J. is offered a job as a full-time teacher, which he really wants, but when his biological father comes to town he convinces C.J. to assist him in a new book telling about how they came together after being apart for years. Meanwhile, Kerry is upset when Bridget accidentally wins an MP3 player from a radio contest.
73 73 "The After Party" Patricia Doak Grant Nieporte & Robert Spina March 4, 2005

April 3, 2006

Prom night is around the corner, and Bridget wants to throw a safe after-prom party in a hotel. Cate tells her no, but later, C.J. tells her if there isn't a place to party, the kids will find one. So, Cate decides to throw the after party at the house, which humiliates Rory, Kerry and Bridget. During the after-party, Bridget sneaks out to the hotel to throw her after party. C.J. tracks her down, but ends up getting tied up on top of a TV in a hotel room. Meanwhile, Kerry has written an article about gay couples going to the prom. A girl named Monica (Vanessa Lengies) asks Kerry to be her prom date, so they can "turn a few heads for the cause", but Kerry starts to get the impression that Monica really likes her as a girlfriend. It also turns out that Rory's prom date, Nicky Alcott (Leighton Meester), is gay, which disappoints Rory.
74 75 "The Teachers' Lounge" James Widdoes Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro April 1, 2005

April 5, 2006

C.J. gets a job as a full-time teacher, and he is excited as he now has access to the teachers' lounge. But one of the teachers, Mr. Edwards, is bullying him, to the point where he kicks C.J. out of the lounge, so Cate helps him with his problem. Meanwhile, Kerry and Bridget give Rory a makeover so he can impress a girl named 'Hot Megan'.
75 72 "The Sleepover" James Widdoes John Peaslee & Judd Pillot April 8, 2005

March 30, 2006

After Principal Gibb and Cate fall asleep at the house while watching a movie, the family catches them and falsely assumes that the two are having a relationship. Meanwhile, Bridget, Kerry, Rory and C.J. are forced to go ice-fishing with Jim in order to spend quality time with their grandfather – but unbeknownst to them, Jim would much rather be left alone and is forced to keep up a happy facade.
76 74 "Ditch Day" James Widdoes Jeremiah Leibowitz April 15, 2005

April 4, 2006

After C.J. discovers that Cate may be starting a clandestine relationship with Principal Gibb, he blabs it to Bridget. An angry Cate gets even by having Gibb put C.J. in charge of the detention of students on Ditch Day, and C.J. gets even by detaining Bridget. Meanwhile, because she is stuck in detention and can't complete the ditch day prank herself, Bridget convinces Kerry and Rory to steal the rival school's mascot.