Episode: 038 | Aired: September 09, 1975
James gets the break he has been waiting for: a good paying job. After completing trade school, he finds out that the job is in Alaska.
Episode: 039 | Aired: September 16, 1975
James buys a gun to protect his family from the dangerous environment of the building. After Thelma is attacked, James discovers that his gun is missing.
Episode: 040 | Aired: September 23, 1975
The cost of medical treatment is enough to prevent Florida from seeing a doctor. But James insists that she seek medical attention and after discovering she needs surgery, he'll do whatever it takes to pay for it.
Episode: 041 | Aired: September 30, 1975
Thelma's parents are less than thrilled when they discover she's engaged.
Episode: 042 | Aired: October 07, 1975
James is against borrowing money from Florida's cousin. When he walks out in a fit of rage, Florida discovers some disappointing news about her cousin.
Episode: 043 | Aired: October 14, 1975
For their 20th wedding anniversary, James gets the use of a friend's cabin. Without the kids, Florida is reluctant to go.
Episode: 044 | Aired: October 21, 1975
During a celebration at a baby shower, the joy turns to sadness when the mother-to-be announces she is putting her baby up for adoption.
Episode: 045 | Aired: October 28, 1975
While James is out of town Florida and her brother must figure out what's wrong with Michael. With poor grades and cutting class, Florida realizes a meeting with Michael's teacher should get to the bottom of things.
Episode: 046 | Aired: November 04, 1975
Politics tear the Evans household in half when J.J. and James are rooting for Alderman Fred Davis, while Florida, Thelma and Willona prefer his young competition.
Episode: 047 | Aired: November 11, 1975
Willona falls for a deaf man from J.J.'s art class. The budding relationship appears to be heading to the altar in spite of the man's handicap.
Episode: 048 | Aired: November 25, 1975
After the kids get food poisoning from the meat Florida purchased at the local supermarket, Florida gathers a group of concerned neighbors and boycotts the store. Before she gets positive results, Florida is put in jail.
Episode: 049 | Aired: December 02, 1975
Thelma wins a scholarship to college but is $200 short. After J.J. finishes the mural the bank commissioned, he'll have enough money to give to Thelma. However, the bank is unwilling to pay once the mural is unveiled.
Episode: 050 | Aired: December 09, 1975
J.J. falls head over heels for Thelma's friend. But after she declines his romantic advances, he feels completely dejected.
Episode: 051 | Aired: December 16, 1975
After a bank robbery in Atlanta, the FBI question Florida about her nephew, Cleatus, the prime suspect. She doesn't believe he had anything to do with it until Cleatus appears at the door needing a place to stay and a bag full of cash.
Episode: 052 | Aired: December 23, 1975
During a school project, Thelma learns that James' father is alive and lives nearby. As a surprise for his birthday, she invites him over, but James wants nothing to do with him.
Episode: 053 | Aired: December 30, 1975
Before their New Year's Celebration, a dying old man whom Michael befriended decides that he wants to die in the Evans household, surrounded by loved ones.
Episode: 054 | Aired: January 06, 1976
J.J.'s parents are against him getting married to his girlfriend, Diana. Her parents don't want them to get married either, but they also don't know that she's concealing a drug addiction.
Episode: 055 | Aired: January 13, 1976
Instead of going to her senior prom, Diana would rather elope with J.J. in Indiana. However, the purse she leaves behind reveals Diana's drug problem.
Episode: 056 | Aired: January 20, 1976
J.J. gets his own art exhibit in exchange for painting the local numbers runner's girlfriend.
Episode: 057 | Aired: January 27, 1976
Michael's research for a term paper lands the Evans family in hot water when the FBI discover he's been communicating with a Communist country and think the Evanses are a security risk.
Episode: 058 | Aired: February 03, 1976
While the parents are away, J.J. learns that he has given VD to one of his girlfriends. His humiliation prevents him from visiting a free clinic for treatment.
Episode: 059 | Aired: February 17, 1976
Florida does not feel appreciated by her family and decides to go on a lunch date with her boss. James' jealousy drives him to confront Florida's boss.
Episode: 060 | Aired: February 24, 1976
Thelma is in a relationship dilemma when her fiance gets a great opportunity in California. She's torn between moving to California to be with him and staying with her family in Chicago.
Episode: 061 | Aired: March 02, 1976
When a neighbor's electricity is turned off, the Evanses decide to have a rent party to help raise the funds. But their cold-blooded superintendent interrupts the party.