While Carlton is away at a Young Republican camp, Will cooks up a flambé of a disaster on a night when an influential judge is coming to dinner, and Will can only make it through the night with the help of Geoffrey, and other plan is not to make Phil find out.
In competition with Carlton, Will sets out to prove he's the best man for the job on Hilary's TV show by escorting a famous comedian's sister out on the town. Will Will keep his end of the bargin.
After learning a little something about initiative, Will jumps to Hilarys' aid prior to a key business meeting at the station; an unemployed Carlton subs for Philip on career day at Ashley's school. How does he do?
The thrill is gone for runaway yuppie Carlton, who can't handle another disappointment, let alone his long-awaited Princeton interview. Carlton acts up in his interview due to his nervousness.
Will decides to book a juror dismissed from Philip's big show-biz madam sex-scandal case for Hilary's show, Will is up to his usual antics,which results in embarrassment for Judge Banks and some annoying apologies from Will and Hilary.
When Carlton fines the perfect woman for him, he messes up big time and she's out of the picture for sure. So Will suggests Carlton goes with him on a double date, Carlton has doubts but he owed Will big time (He messed up Will's date earlier that day) so Carlton went with him. Will and Carlton's double date goes great until the Big boyfriend of one of the women shows up.
Carlton insists on installing an intercom. Will and Carlton get a shocking earful when they roam the intercom system at home and hear Ashley's private conversation about sex.
Carlton is on a roll in Vegas, celebrating his birthday at the gaming tables with Will in tow; but suddenly the tables turn, and they lose everything they have won, so the duo enter a dance contest to recoup their losses.
Hilary and Carlton volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving, they learn a great lesson while there. The extended family fills up on holiday treats. Did they learn their lesson?
Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor on Thanksgiving; Hilary and Carlton get a lesson in humility at the homeless shelter. Will and Phillp have to wiggle out of their situation, Hilary and Carlton work at the shelter.
Will plays matchmaker for Hilary, setting her up with his doctor friend who would be perfect for Hilary. But romance is the last thing on her mind as the anticipates the first national broadcast of The Hilary Show.
Will's New Year's resolution leads him to the gym to get in shape; but when gym-savvy family members take Nicky for some boxing lessons, Will gets cold-cocked by a woman boxer named Helena. Will won't fight back because he has learned not to hit a girl. His lesson is tested with Helena.
It's no laughing matter when a bomb-toting clown holds Philip hostage in the courtroom on the day of the Showbiz Madam's sentencing. Will is the only one who thinks he can help. Will Philip be able to tame the savage clown?
Philip's recent political involvement doesn't seem to involve Vivian, Vivian is not happy about this, meanwhile, the owner of a top-modeling agency discovers Ashley at a fast-food joint. Does everyone maintain their current activities or do they change to fit the times and schedules?
Breaking up may not be so hard to do for an angry Vivian, but when Philip finds he's lost without her. Life is not the same with the two of them apart. Will and Carlton conspire to reunite them. Will Carlton and Will succeed in their plan?
After being accepted at Princeton, a worried Carlton changes his life plans and retreats to a place where everybody knows his name the bowling alley. Carlton doesn't think he can live up to his fathers expectations. Will Carlton choose Princeton or is it Philip's dream?
Geoffrey's life changes overnight when a man claiming to be his long-lost son shows up and charms everyone except Will, who discovers the guy's not what he seems. It is only Will who tries to reveal this, but Geoffrey has a surprise of his own. Meanwhile, Hilary starts writing her autobiography, and an early childhood photo reveals a shocking secret.
The church's widowed reverend is a man of esteemed reputation, but not in the eyes of Will who spies on him. Will is suspicious because he makes a play for Viv. Is Will getting the whole picture?
Dick Clark has a cameo on this backstage outing that has Will Smith visiting with series stars and screening series bloopers. This takes place in preparation for the series finale.
Philip expects Ashley to decline an offer for what he considers a degrading role in an ad by a director who could also give her a recommendation to a top New York school. Will interferes, and Hilary and Carlton try to protect a horse on death row.
On Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Hilary subs for Gifford but doesn't see eye-to-eye with co-host Philbin. Meanwhile, Will subs for Carlton in a golf tourney and gets buddy-buddy with Philip, making Carlton jealous.
William Shatner stars as Hilary's talk-show guest, but Will must find a way to beam him from the dentist's chair to the set. Meanwhile, Hilary's show treks to New York and Ashley insists on tagging along. Is William happy on happy gas? Can Will pull this off?
The series ends its six-year run when the Banks decide to put the mansion up for sale. Family members are on the go, and everyone's in the fast lane. Except for Will, who's stuck on life's soft shoulder who tells a little lie, that he found a nice apartment. Will lied because he felt that everyone was going on with their lives and he was just staying put in Bel-Air.
The two-part series finale comes to a close when Hilary and Ashley move to New York, Hilary for her talk show and Ashley for her ad role and her education. Carlton is going to Princeton, and Philip, Vivian, and Nicky are moving out east. After Will can't find an apartment, he confesses that he lied and that he needs help.