Along with the crew-cut star's ample charm, the sitcom's occasional dance numbers, parodies and animation helped make this one of ABC's more durable and creatively unpredictable shows. Season 8, Episode 1September 9, 2002Drew takes in an unemployed high-school pal (Cynthia Watros) while jockeying for a job of his own at the newly reorganized Winfred-Louder. Meanwhile, Mimi attempts to make amends after making an attempt on Traylor's life. Season 8, Episode 13January 10, 2003Drew lands Oswald a job at the Web site, only to have his buddy lose the gig by breaking the one instrument that runs the whole place. Season 8, Episode 6October 21, 2002Drew's love life gets a little nutty after his mom introduces him to a woman (Kristin Dattilo) with a thing for dressing up like a giant squirrel. Season 8, Episode 7November 8, 2002Drew's shot at dating a sexy co-worker goes foul after he's forced to take Steve's boozy mistress (Jeannetta Arnette) to a staff party.
Meanwhile, the guys at work fear the perverse power of Mimi's painting skills. But when Carey connects the dots, his next smooth move proves to be a little too late. Season 8, Episode 11December 6, 2002A jealous Kellie gets hot under the collar after realizing that Drew is hot for his sexy salsa instructor (Roselyn Sanchez). Season 8, Episode 12December 20, 2002Drew's clumsy efforts to keep Kellie away from her ex, who must use a wheelchair since the auto accident, only serve to put the guy in more pain and the pair in closer quarters. Season 8, Episode 18July 2, 2003Drew faces his stiffest competition in the game of love after he and a lesbian friend (Amy Pietz) fall for the same woman (Melanie Deanne Moore). Season 8, Episode 19July 9, 2003Drew and Kellie (Cynthia Watros) pose as a man and wife to win a stay at a time-share condo, where romantic tensions arise when the manager makes his move on Drew's “Mrs.” Meanwhile, Lewis and Oswald blow their chances to stay at Casa Carey ever again.