RULES OF ENGAGEMENT is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of an engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer; a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey; a single guy on the prowl, Russell; and his office assistant, Timmy. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster: people can describe them to you, but to really know what it's like, you have to take a ride for yourself.
Jeff listens to Russell about a co-worker and finds himself in trouble. Timmy is sent to get Russell's phone from the apartment of his most recent conquest.
When Jeff and Audrey switch sides of the bed, Jeff accidentally rolls over and clocks Audrey in the face, landing her in the hospital.
Audrey tries to make Jeff feel guilty for not telling her that his friend's bachelor party in Atlantic City was cancelled. However, her plan backfires when Jeff discovers that Audrey is also being deceitful.
Audrey is upset when Jeff reveals to her that he doesn't believe she saw her dead grandmother's ghost. Meanwhile, Russell tries to persuade Timmy not to go through with his arranged marriage.
To make Audrey happy, Jeff begrudgingly agrees to see a couple's therapist. Meanwhile, Russell develops a crush on Timmy's fiance.
Unbeknownst to Jeff, Audrey lies to her homely friend Liz that she is on Jeff's list of woman he would sleep with if Audrey wasn't around.
Audrey is surprised by Jeff's sudden interest in her favourite reality show until she discovers the reason. Meanwhile, to Russell's delight, Timmy has second thoughts about his impending arranged marriage.
Jeff and Audrey have trouble spending time apart after their plans don't work out. Russell finds out that Timmy is harbouring some ill feelings toward him.
Jeff really can't stand not knowing the score of the NY Rangers game and has to try hard to get the game off his mind while at a party for Audrey's boss. Russell is mad at Timmy because he doesn't root for the home team.
Audrey is over bearing with a potential surrogate mother for her and Jeff. Russell finds Jennifer and Adam's wedding web site and teases them about it.
Audrey attends her high school reunion intent on proving to her former classmates how great her life is in New York City. Meanwhile, Russell accidentally ruins Timmy's dinner party.
A new employee with an axe to grind against Audrey files a sexual harassment claim against her. Meanwhile, after being teased for playing cricket, Timmy challenges Jeff to a game to prove the sport is not for wimps.
Adam and Jennifer plan a secret wedding; however, a series of unfortunate events puts their plan in jeopardy. Meanwhile, to keep Russell and Timmy from finding out about the ceremony, Adam tells them he is staging an intervention for Jeff, on the fourth season finale of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
Jeff puts Audrey in a bad mood after he fails to respond to the news of her big promotion at work because he is watching his basketball game. Jeff tries to make it up by inviting her to floor seats at a Knicks game. But she can't decide what to wear, which it makes Jeff wonder if she cares more about how she looks than about him. Now that Jennifer and Adam are living together, they have an argument over money.
Russell accidentally enters into a collision with the older woman from his past, Constance. He then decides that he wants to show her his physical prowess.
Jeff is in trouble. He doesn't know how to tell Audrey that he got "excited" while Jennifer was giving him a massage for thanking him after he helped her move her couch. Now, Jeff must face Audrey.
Audrey is scared by Jeff's constant reminiscing about each t-shirt's significance. After a little while, she stars to wonder if his best times in life may have come before her.
As Liz (Wendi McLendon-Covey) enthusiastically tries to make her marriage to Russell work, he tries to end their relationship.
Worried about getting his father's approval, Russell gets Liz all dolled up to meet him. Meanwhile, Jeff is more concerned about his guys' weekend being cancelled than Audrey's feelings, and Adam has a new friend (Curtis Armstrong) to drive crazy.
Audrey’s throat surgery makes her unable to speak, much to Jeff’s delight. Meanwhile, Russell tells Timmy the only way that he will get a raise is if he does Russell’s dirty work and fires someone.
When the gang decides to take a trip to Vermont to check out the fall foliage, they find themselves wishing they had never left home. Meanwhile, Russell has renewed faith in his marriage to Liz.
Jeff has found a way to talk to his wife without having to physically talking to his wife through an app on his phone by telling her what ever he wants by having his voicemail go straight to her voicemail. Adam has a salesman come to his defence after his friends pick on him for some bad choice in picking his clothes.
Audrey tries to persuade Jeff to eat healthier when he is diagnosed with high cholesterol, but he can't help sneaking around with Brenda for unhealthy food. Meanwhile, Russell tries to keep up with his new college intern on the party circuit.
A battle of wills ensues when Audrey won't admit she hates an armchair that Jeff pretends to love; Russell sues Timmy for sexual harassment.
In order to convince Audrey he is making an effort in their relationship, Jeff sends her on a romantic scavenger hunt, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Adam leads Russell to believe that Jen has a sex tape.
When Audrey thinks her maid needs help getting money to fix her limp, she asks her neighbours to help contribute, only to find out she misunderstood what the maid needed the money for.
Jeff discovers that Audrey uses sex to get what she wants, while Russell and Timmy make a commercial for their new soup spoon.
Timmy is determined to reconnect with a woman he shared a romantic moment with on the subway. Meanwhile, Audrey and Jeff blame each other when they're snubbed by a couple they previously went out with.
Jeff is stumped when Audrey asks him to name five nice things about her. Meanwhile, Russell pushes Timmy to serenade a woman he likes; Jennifer and Adam mistakenly receive Audrey and Jeff's bank statement.
When Audrey and Jen makes plans to see a concert, Jeff makes solo plans and excludes Adam, whose feelings are hurt.
Audrey tries to prepare for motherhood by continuing to repair a doll that she keeps damaging. Meanwhile, Jeff questions Brenda's dating choices.
Audrey discovers that Russell is really a closet Broadway-musical fan, and uses this knowledge to her advantage by blackmailing him for tickets. Meanwhile, Adam and Jennifer decide to take dancing lessons.
Audrey has to keep her bet to Jeff by finishing what she starts. We meet Russell's new assistant.
Jeff learns a fact about a friend he just met at the gym and Russell has doubts about the family history of a new girlfriend.
Jeff's father arrives after spraining his ankle and expects Audrey to wait on him hand and foot while he re cooperates. Meanwhile, Russell begins to regret a one-night stand after she won't leave his apartment.
Jeff and Audrey are invited to dinner with Jennifer and Adam, but tell a lie so they can attend a better bash that evening. Russell also attends the same party and manages to offend former NFL great, Jerry Rice.
When Timmy gets tired of Russell's demands and Audrey gets fed up with her terrible assistant, the two work together to find a solution. Meanwhile, Jeff's superstition gets the best of him as he tries to recreate the exact conditions of the Giants' win.
After being harassed for falling asleep during a movie, Jeff tries to prove to Audrey that he's still young by inviting her to his softball game.
Frustrated over the attention a pregnant co-worker is getting, Audrey pretends she too is pregnant in order to get special treatment.
Russell issues a competition between he guys to see who can convince their partners to engage in sex more easily.
Jeff doesn't get any dinner after someone else eats it before he does. Now he has to keep quiet about it.
Audrey makes a bad mistake after a friend, whose marriage is falling a part, is doing something bad when he hugs people.
Audrey convinces Jeff to go out on the town and do something exciting after making a profit from the sale of his car. After the lavish night has finished, she regrets the decision after finding out they spent much more than he made.
After Jennifer hosts a party, Jeff wonders if he and Audrey are missing out on something in their personal life.
Jeff's snoring has gotten out of hands. Audrey, who isn't able to sleep anymore, decides that she and Jeff should sleep in separate bedrooms. While this could seems like a bad situation for some, other like Jeff see the good side of it. Jeff takes advantage of his new found freedom by staying up too late and living like a college student.
With Audrey's sister, Barbara, having problems in her marriage, the only thing she doesn't need is a man who would trick her to try and get her to sleep with him. But, sadly, in Audrey's life there is a man just like this. During this episode, Russell will try everything to get a one night stand with Audrey's sister.
Jeff finds himself in trouble when he tries to fix an issue Audrey is having with one of their neighbours.
Audrey gets a lesson about the 'guy code' when Jeff shares a secret about a new friend.
Jeff suddenly feels he has nothing to talk about with the guys so he feels the only way to connect with the guys is to talk about sex. Jeff and Audrey need to come up with a different topic and leave the discussion of sex for the bedroom.
Jeff has a rare opportunity to have a night with the guys rather than go to a wedding. Will Audrey’s fear about Jeff come true?
Barbara returns to town with news that could have Russell very happy.
Audrey and Jennifer decide to do some match making and will be surprised at who is helped by it.
Can Jennifer survive the visit from Fay and how will Jeff & Audrey deal with no TV?
Jennifer and Adam decide to go on a trip with Jeff and Audrey but may have wished they had stayed home when they find out the reason they took the trip.
Adam wants Russell to agree to hire Jen to design an ad campaign for one of their clients. He will not listen to Russell and Jeff when they tell him that this is not a good idea. When Audrey shares the fertility issues with Jen, she gives them a gift to help bring them luck.
Jeff becomes obsessed to lose a few pounds so he can qualify for a better rate on his life insurance. Adam happens to see an ex-girlfriend, Jennifer becomes very jealous.
When Adam ends up being asked to appear in a promotional video being shot by Russell's father, he worries about hurting Russell's feelings.
Adam and Jennifer are looking to move and find an apartment in the same Building as Audrey and Jeff. Jeff and Audrey agree to support them to the board, only Jeff has a run in with a board member.
Russell tries another approach to get the girl. Will using his apartment for a photo shoot seal the deal? Also Adam and Jennifer have a wedding date picked.
Liz temporarily moves in with Jeff and Audrey, and quickly irritates Audrey when she takes Jeff's side on everything. Meanwhile, Adam and Timmy team up to beat the rest of the company at ping pong.
Jeff and Audrey ask Russell to list the women he has slept with so they can avoid giving one of those names to their baby. Meanwhile, Adam is humiliated when he spends a lot of money on a new bicycle and gear.
Liz wants to have a baby, so she turns to Russell for help. Meanwhile, Timmy takes Jeff's advice on how to attract a co worker, but it all backfires.
Jeff makes an effort to change his unhealthy eating habits after he accidentally eats Jen and Adam’s “special” cupcake and lands in the hospital. Meanwhile, Russell forces Timmy to be his wingman when his date brings her mother on their night out.
After meeting up with college friends who are no longer into partying, Jeff and Audrey set out to prove that even with a baby on the way, they can still have fun. Meanwhile, Timmy tricks Russell into accompanying him to a nursing home.
When Audrey bonds with their unborn baby, a paranoid Jeff believes she is trying to form an alliance against him. Meanwhile, Russell plagiarizes a real estate article that Timmy wrote.
Jeff plots to get into a popular restaurant that he promised to take Audrey to, after he fails to make a reservation. Meanwhile, Liz and Russell attend a meeting for sex addicts.
Brenda gets Jeff and Audrey to help cater an event at Columbia University. Audrey tries to impress the attendees, but it's Jeff's bartending skills that wow the crowd. Meanwhile, Russell enthusiastically embraces Timmy's Bollywood culture.
Jeff and Audrey join Adam and Jen's healthy cooking class, but it turns into a competition after Jen insults Audrey's cooking. Meanwhile, Timmy is freaked out by his resemblance to Russell's new girlfriend, Radha.
When Jen discovers that the guys are not planning a surprise bachelor party for Adam as he expects, she forces them to do one for him. Meanwhile, Jen paints a mural for Audrey and Jeff’s nursery that turns out to be rather graphic.
Jeff tries to prove to Audrey that Heidi, a college friend, never had feelings for him; his plan goes awry, however, when she hits on him during a visit. Meanwhile, Timmy quits when he discovers Russell has embedded a pet tracking device in him.
Jeff is determined to make Brenda laugh when he discovers that she has a “wee” problem due to her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Timmy is surprised by the professionalism of his new boss while Russell is frustrated with his new assistant.
Brenda goes into labour on Jennifer and Adam's wedding day. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy make an attempt at reconciliation and Audrey surprises Jeff.
Jeff unsuccessfully tries to keep Russell from sleeping with their new surrogate, while Adam tries to work on improving his rear end.
Jeff tells Adam his secret for keeping track of Audrey's mistakes and how he uses that list to keep Audrey from getting too upset with him when he makes mistakes. Russell hoping to get a girl sends a nasty e-mail to Timmy's love interest.
Jeff wants to see if he can get Audrey to get the rug back after Jeff gets sentimental about the rug and reminds Audrey about all the good times they had on that rug.
Audrey tries to be more spontaneous in the bedroom with Jeff. Meanwhile, Russell invites Timmy to join him on a business trip to distract him from his fear of flying.
When Audrey realizes how miserable her job is making her, she contemplates quitting. Meanwhile, Allison tells Timmy she wants to slow things down.
Audrey goes stir crazy after quitting her job and decides to start a cookie business. Meanwhile, Timmy tries to be one of the guys.
When Jeff can't get out of the lease for a retail space he rented for Audrey's fleeting cookie business, he and Adam invent a new game involving the heads of mannequins. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy go on a double date.
Jeff and Audrey finally settle on a surrogate. Meanwhile, Russell's mother, Bunny, comes to town.
When Russell's trust fund is cut off by his mother, he gets a taste of how life will be after moving in with Timmy. Meanwhile, Audrey helps Jeff impress his boss in order to get a raise.
Jeff struggles to figure out how to ask his co-workers to donate money for Audrey's 10K charity run after telling them that he doesn't want to participate in their fund raisers anymore.
Timmy teaches Russell how to budget after all utilities are suddenly turned off. Audrey tells someone all about publishing and shows off her office.
When Russell decides to borrow a Holiday concept of gift-giving from Adam, both Adam and his co-workers are in for surprises. Meanwhile, Audrey wants to make people laugh at Jeff's Holiday party.
When Jeff discovers that a guy is giving Audrey home pilates classes, he wants to make a change. Meanwhile, Adam tells Jennifer specifics about his football past.
Russell is busy looking for his date at a magic show, Audrey tells Brenda's girlfriend a secret.
Timmy wants to join a singing group but may have a hard time keeping the secret from Russell. Jeff and Audrey have a new rude neighbour.
Jeff's day goes as planned and is messed up when the house keeper drops by. Adam's eye twitches and he finds out what may cause it.
Jeff, Audrey and Brenda find a zygote after seeing a fertility specialist. Russell and Timmy double date.
After Jeff stuns Audrey by remembering their wedding date the surprise is on Jeff. Timmy helps Russell on a date.
Russell finds Timmy has a sister and wants to date her. Audrey and Jeff play match maker for their neighbour Liz.
Jeff and Audrey are in for a big change when Brenda finds out she is pregnant. Timmy is Adam and Jennifer's wedding planner.
When an old photo of Jeff appears in an art gallery, he decides it's time to make some changes in his life. Meanwhile, Russell experiences a slump with women until he sees a familiar face.
Jeff and Audrey get a surprise that their family may soon double in size. Russell in his latest scheme to date a girl decides to throw a party for Timmy who recently became a citizen, now the question is will the party have the desired effect for Russell?
Russell gets Timmy and to see if he can figure out why Liz is attracted to the other man and not Russell. Jeff doesn't like the idea that Audrey is making almost the same amount of money as he does.
Russell books a cruise that he thinks is filled with "red hot" ladies but instead it's filled with ladies from the Red Hat society. Meanwhile, Timmy tries to help Jeff and Audrey settle an argument.