Constantly depressed Ed Robinson has been fired from his job because his office lover has become his boss. Elsewhere, Ed's organized brother George tries to cope with his son's birthday party which has become chaotic.
Vicky has become irritated with the fact that her boyfriend who won't stop crying. However, she soon discovers that his sensitivity is what she finds so attractive about him. George tries to explain what death is to his 5 year old son, Albert. Meanwhile, Ed can't remember answers to simple questions he's being asked at his job interview.
Ed's mother Pam sets his up on a date with one of her friend's daughter, Connie who Ed has known since he was young. Vicky starts dating a gynecologist who is attracted to the fact that she is so honest with him. George tries to toughen up son Albert by making him play rugby with players twice his age.
Ed begins dating literally the girl next door, Zara who soon becomes obsessed with his family. George is heartbroken when Albert reveals that his hero is his best friend's father. Elsewhere, Vicky begins dating a man in his 60's.
Ed has become haunted by his past failures. George realizes that Albert actually has no friends. Vicky decides the time is right for her to have a baby and that a gay co-worker, Leo is the perfect sperm donor.
As his 33rd birthday approaches, Ed seek out advice to find a new direction in life. Vicky is in search of another sperm donor as things with Leo didn't go as planned. George gets a promotion to Executive Director in his company, but his family shows little interest in the fact.