Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.
That changes when distantly admired Angela becomes his steady date, a base nine of his brothers ever reached or would admit wanting. Season 2, Episode 6November 11, 2003Returning to school following their father's death, Bridget acts happy and Kerry feels guilty about expressing any joy. Season 2, Episode 7November 18, 2003Cate's bothered by everyone's sympathy; Kerry and Bridget agree not to argue; Jim (James Garner) and the family go to a memorial dinner. Season 2, Episode 8November 25, 2003Cate wants to celebrate Thanksgiving with her kids and folks, but the girls want to be with their boyfriends. Now we’ve gotta admit that information about him is actually very scarce.It’s clear from the lack of IMDB credits that von Detten has left Hollywood behind maybe not forever, but at least for right now.
Season 2, Episode 2September 30, 2003Bridget is upset when the sex-education teacher for her class is Cate; Kerry's a changed person since she's been dating Kyle (Billy Aaron Brown).