Episode: 086 | Aired: September 21, 1977
When a cute little girl follows J.J. to his home, she tells the story of a happy home life which couldn't be further from the truth. Meanwhile, Florida is honeymooning in Arizona.
Episode: 087 | Aired: September 21, 1977
When Penny shows up with a broken arm, Willona, J.J., Thelma and Michael are certain that she is being abused, but they have a hard time finding someone who will believe them.
Episode: 088 | Aired: September 28, 1977
Penny and her abusive mother unexpectedly move, which shocks Willona and the kids. When Penny runs away and hides at the Evans household, her mother decides to abandon her.
Episode: 089 | Aired: October 05, 1977
Willona thinks her chances of adopting Penny are bleak because she's unmarried, so Bookman pretends to be her husband for the interview with the social worker.
Episode: 090 | Aired: October 12, 1977
Thelma is anxious to have her own privacy and moves to an apartment that seems more crowded than the one she just left.
Episode: 091 | Aired: October 19, 1977
Willona's new job goes against her morals, but she decides to put her values on the back burner to earn spare money for Penny's ice skating lessons.
Episode: 092 | Aired: November 02, 1977
J.J. and his friends buy a car from Bookman. The problems with the car are not as big as the problem of deciding who gets to drive it next!
Episode: 093 | Aired: November 09, 1977
Michael has fun pretending to be J.J. while using a CB radio. But the girl he meets over the airwaves doesn't disclose everything about herself.
Episode: 094 | Aired: November 16, 1977
The deplorable conditions of the building cause the Evanses and Willona to generate a petition to get Bookman fired. Bookman and his wife create their own scheme to stay in the building.
Episode: 095 | Aired: December 07, 1977
J.J., Michael, and Willona think that Thelma's new boyfriend is married. J.J. uncovers some shocking information.
Episode: 096 | Aired: December 14, 1977
Fishbone the wino is convinced that he has no friends. When a mix-up makes everyone think he's dead, he's pleasantly surprised at the number of people who show up at his wake.
Episode: 097 | Aired: December 21, 1977
Penny is desperate to buy Willona a Christmas gift but has no money after her wallet is stolen. Stealing a necklace seems to be her only option, but her actions may land her in foster care.
Episode: 099 | Aired: January 11, 1978
Willona's ex-boyfriend returns to rekindle their romance. But she declines his marriage proposal because his career would cause the family to constantly move. However, Penny feels like a burden and runs away.
Episode: 100 | Aired: January 18, 1978
When his boss' daughter expresses her attraction for J.J., he decides to pursue a relationship hoping it will put him in favor with the boss.
Episode: 102 | Aired: January 30, 1978
J.J. fears that a deserved promotion at work is going to go to a white co-worker. Later that night, J.J. dreams of being a white man.
Episode: 103 | Aired: February 06, 1978
The Evanses get a boarder to help pay the rent. But he's hiding a small secret: he's a witness to a crime and is currently in police protection.
Episode: 104 | Aired: February 13, 1978
J.J.'s relationship with a married woman causes him to get an ulcer. His condition worsens when he realizes the soon-to-be divorced woman still lives with her husband.
Episode: 105 | Aired: February 27, 1978
Bookman's wife, Violet, suspects him of cheating. When she sees him and Willona together on several occasions, she's convinced they're having an affair.
Episode: 106 | Aired: March 13, 1978
Grandpa Evans comes to visit with his fiance and an idea to make them rich. The plan is derailed when his fiance, Lena, chooses to walk out on him because she feels neglected.
Episode: 107 | Aired: March 20, 1978
Willona finally gets a promotion at the boutique, but her boyfriend, Frank, wants her to decline the offer and accept his marriage proposal.
Episode: 109 | Aired: April 03, 1978
The Evans family produces a neighborhood benefit to raise money for a local day care center.