First off, mad props to M.Clement and Sars. Nothin' but love for youse guys.
Okay, so the show starts off with "last time, on Third Watch..." and there is a medley of scenes from the last few episodes, then it goes to "this week, on Third Watch..." and it shows some scenes from this show. Then the credits. Then commercials. I really wish this recap had been so easy, but it really wasn't.
So Yokas is brushing her teeth in her bathroom when Fred comes in and opens the medicine cabinet and gets some pills and leaves. The doorbell rings. It's another couple with their kids, picking up Yokas's kids to take them to school. As Yokas is helping her kids put their coats on and giving them their lunches, they ask where Dad is, and Yokas tells them that he isn't feeling well. Again. After the kids leave she walks over to the bedroom and Fred slams the door closed. Uh oh. Trouble in paradise.
Maggie is in her kitchen ordering something from a catalog and Ty comes in to have breakfast. Maggie is ordering a sexy V-neck dress. Oooohh, sexy mama. Ty thinks the dress is a little revealing. That's the point, Ty. Maggie tells Ty she is getting the dress for a date she has with Aiden, who is some guy she works with. Of course, Ty is not happy about this, but not as upset as he would be if she told him her date was with Sully. He asks his mom if she is dating Sully, and she gives him a look and ignores his question by walking out of the kitchen while telling him to put his cereal bowl in the dishwasher. Ty, if you keep bringing up the possibility of Sully and Maggie dating, all you are going to do is put the idea in their heads. If you don't want them going out, STOP TALKING ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME!
Joey is eating a bowl of Fruit Loops. How do I know they're Fruit Loops? Because the scene starts out with a gratuitously close shot of his bowl. I think the editors were trying to be all cool with the last scene with Ty eating cereal, and this scene starting with Joey eating cereal, and they could just merge the two scenes or something. Whatever. I just know that I really didn't need such a close look at colored cereal in milk. Kim is reading a letter from Joey's school that says that Joey will have half days all that week because of teacher/parent conferences. Joey tells Kim that Jimmy can go to his parent/teacher conference too that Thursday. Kim thanks Joey for telling her that, and then offers to take him to the movies after she picks him up from school that day. Joey asks if his dad can come too. Kim asks him why he wants his dad to come, and Joey tells her that he wants the two of them to get married again. Kim tells him that they both love him, but they can't live together. Joey does his best imitation of that little kid in The Sixth Sense whispering and says, "Divorce is a sin. You'll go to hell." Kim tells him that she looked into that and it isn't always true.