Mel finds that Ryder is still at home and Lennox is gone.After leaving, Joe sees an online posting from Lennox and realizes she is on the roof.It turns out that Ryder himself gave his possessions to a friend, in hopes of repaying him since his family was impacted by Ryder's own parents' dishonest investment.A crackdown on illegal domestic workers working for city council members begins and Mel pleads with Joe to get his birth certificate so he can continue working for her.Mel then convinces him to stand up for himself and get back his widescreen TV.
However, he was actually hired by Lewis, who escapes the law once again.
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But what Joe hasn't told Mel is that he wasn't actually born in America, he was born in an American army hospital in Korea and that finding his legal papers is a daunting task because of him moving around as a kid.
Meanwhile, Lennox and her best friend Phoebe agree to go to the school dance together as friends but rumors soon escalate that they are going as a lesbian couple.
With the girls no longer thinking clearly, Joe must talk some sense into Mel, while managing to organize her closet.