Julie had gotten married and closed the photo studio, so Phyllis was out of a job. She tries to find work unsuccessfully, until she is hired as an assistant to a crooked city supervisor. After he is fired the new supervisor is uncertain about hiring Phyllis at first, but reconsiders.
Phyllis' birthday is coming up and no one is throwing her a party or even cares. She then becomes depressed because she has no friends and calls old friend Mary Richards in Minneapolis. Mary flies to San Francisco thinking something is wrong, then is angry when she learns Phyllis just wanted her company for a birthday party.
Phyllis writes a big important Speech for Dan
Phyllis runs into Van Horn in the park once again, she feels sorry for him and tries to improve his image and make him a respectable human being -- unsuccessfully, of course.
Phyllis is upset when Dan doesn't pay any attention to her or appreciate her work, so she goes on strike.
Phyllis must deal with the fact that Bess has a new boyfriend...who is older...and is her professor at college.
Phyllis has a strange date who first announces his plans to marry her, but later reveals that he's actually gay.
Phyllis has Lars' body shipped from Minneapolis so he can be buried at her new home. When the box arrives, something is moving on the inside.
Dan's visiting friend is just wild about Phyllis.
Phyllis struggles with Sally's feelings about her boyfriend, Arthur Lanson. She decides to marry him, though.
Phyllis has taken care of all the arrangements for Sally's wedding; but there's one thing... she forgot to pick up the bride. Sally must find a way to get to the wedding on her own.
Bess and other students protest the firing of a teacher because she had posed nude for a photo years ago, the group of students get expelled for taking a group photo in the nude.
Leonard's side of the office decides to throw a Christmas party, but Dan makes Phyllis work to the very last minute.
Dan and Phyllis trade jobs for a day to see how the other one lives.
Leonard receives a death threat about his vote on a low-cost housing project and must wrestle with the fear.
Phyllis starts dating a compulsive gambler.
Leonard is offered a $100,000 bribe to cast a particular vote, but is unsure what to do.
Bess' boyfriend dumps her, so Phyllis takes her on a trip to cheer her up.
Harriet has always been the sarcastic co-worker of Phyllis, but Phyllis befriends her and tries tot make her more attractive to men, Leonard in particular.
Phyllis gets an idea to bring Dan and his soon to be-ex back together again because she thinks there is still love there. They, however, cannot stand each other.
Feeling useless, Audrey gets a job in an Antique store to Jonathan's dislike.
Bess and Dan's nephew Mark Valenti run off and elope and Phyllis must wrestle with the issue.
Mark and Bess move into a dirty, run-down apartment and Phyllis voices her concerns. Johnathan agrees to allow them to move into his house temporarily.