Tony had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.
Tony's cantankerous funk -- which he calls a superpower -- is taking a toll on his co-workers. Meanwhile, a new writer starts at The Tambury Gazette.
Thinking he has nothing to lose, Tony contemplates trying heroin. He babysits his nephew and starts to bond -- just a bit -- with Sandy.
Tony hires a sex worker -- but it's not what you think. A trip to the comedy club turns awkward. The nurse gives Tony a piece of her mind.
Tony pushes back on Matt's idea to go on a blind date. Also, Tony makes an introduction and issues an uncharacteristic apology.
Brian (finally) convinces Tony and company to visit his apartment for a story. Meanwhile, Matt receives a distressing call from his son's school.
Making an earnest attempt to be happy -- or at least not miserable -- Tony gives some long overdue recognition to those who have stood by him.
Determined to be kind but still struggling to be happy, Tony attends a Zen meditation course with Matt, whose own marriage is on the rocks.
Lenny's girlfriend's son takes a position at the Gazette. Sandy contemplates writing a gossip column. Matt gets iffy advice from his therapist.
A turn of events at the paper hits Sandy hard. Roxy and Pat share a meal, and Tony tries to support Matt's desire to get back out there.
Tony interviews a local woman addicted to corrective surgery. Later, he holds back the snark in hopes of cheering up Kath.
The curtains go up on the community theater revue and things go about as well as can be expected. Tony receives devastating news.
Grieving over another loss, Tony asks his friends and co-workers for space, not sympathy. Later, he wrestles with what it means to move on.
Tony, who continues to keep Emma at arm's length, reluctantly agrees to go to Matt's house for a round of drinks. Brian bumps into a familiar face.
The Tambury Gazette welcomes a gloomy new staffer. Meanwhile, Kath visits a psychic, and a restless James makes plans for his future.
Tony takes a trip with Matt to honor his father. James has second thoughts about his new living arrangements. Tony helps Kath score a date.
Matt searches for a sport at which he can beat Tony, Lenny asks Tony to be his best man, and Kath has dinner with a persnickety teacher.
Anne gives Tony some advice on moving forward, Emma crosses paths with an old friend, Matt suffers a health scare, and James stands up for himself.
An interview with a sick child hits Tony hard. Later, he makes a decision about Lisa's insurance money and joins his friends at the town fair.