Episode: 401 | Aired: September 18, 1996
Upon returning from Paris, Maxwell takes back his loving words to Fran.
Episode: 402 | Aired: September 25, 1996
Ordered to discourage Maggie from seeing an older guy, Fran suddenly finds herself dating his best friend.
Episode: 403 | Aired: September 25, 1996
Brighton faces a year at military school unless he improves his grades at school.
Episode: 404 | Aired: October 09, 1996
Fran is hired as a regular on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show.'
Episode: 405 | Aired: October 16, 1996
Fran's Aunt Freida arrives at the Sheffields after being evicted.
Episode: 406 | Aired: October 30, 1996
Fran arranges a reunion between Maxwell and his estranged father James.
Episode: 407 | Aired: November 06, 1996
While she's supposed to be watching Jay Leno's dog, Fran is distracted by an untimely tax audit.
Episode: 408 | Aired: November 13, 1996
As Fran wonders what to do about her flagging love life, Maxwell's handsome younger brother proposes marriage.
Episode: 409 | Aired: November 20, 1996
Maxwell is aroused after learning that Fran has a secret tattoo.
Episode: 410 | Aired: December 11, 1996
Fran enters a beauty contest to win a car for Maggie's birthday.
Episode: 411 | Aired: December 18, 1996
Fran decides on a holiday vacation away from the Sheffields, only to find herself caught in a hurricane.
Episode: 412 | Aired: January 08, 1997
The death of Fran's ex-fiancee prompts concern about her future.
Episode: 413 | Aired: January 15, 1997
Fran's finds the perfect new boyfriend, only to discover that he's also her cousin.
Episode: 414 | Aired: January 29, 1997
At the advice of her therapist, Fran is determined to rid her life of men.
Episode: 415 | Aired: February 05, 1997
Maxwell suspects Fran's therapist is pushing her into an affair.
Episode: 416 | Aired: February 12, 1997
Fran and Sylvia are taken hostage in a Valentine's Day bank robbery.
Episode: 417 | Aired: February 19, 1997
Fran joins C.C. on the jury of a controversial case.
Episode: 418 | Aired: March 05, 1997
Fran suspects Niles of being a killer.
Episode: 419 | Aired: March 12, 1997
Fran discovers she may have been switched at birth with the daughter of wealthy parents.
Episode: 420 | Aired: April 02, 1997
A tabloid paper's story about an extramarital affair with Fran disturbs Maxwell and undercuts his Tony Award-winning play.
Episode: 421 | Aired: April 09, 1997
A successful high school classmate of Fran's tempts Maggie with a job offer.
Episode: 422 | Aired: April 23, 1997
Fran convinces a rock star to let her be her muse.
Episode: 423 | Aired: April 30, 1997
Fran offers her services for a charity auction presided over by Bette Midler.
Episode: 424 | Aired: May 07, 1997
Fran's old nemesis lands a role on a popular soap opera.
Episode: 425 | Aired: May 14, 1997
Fran is upset after learning her mother is planning to move to Florida.
Episode: 426 | Aired: May 21, 1997
Fran's attempt to cement her relationship with Maxwell is rudely interrupted when Niles has a heart attack.