Charlie Harper is a wealthy bachelor with a house on the beach and an easy way with women. But his Malibu lifestyle is interrupted when his tightly wound brother Alan and Alan's son Jake come to live with him.
Alan's marriage to Kandi quickly comes to an end after she uses up his Las Vegas winnings. Jake protests when he learns that Judith is marrying his doctor. Charlie is surprised by his reaction to Rose's news that she's moving to London.