Phil Kirkman, the much-reviled former Hawks mascot, has reappeared and it couldn't have come at a worse time for the Hawks. Facing a shot at the playoffs, the last thing the Hawks need right now is a reminder of the "Kirkman Curse," a superstition players and fans have harbored ever since Phil tripped a player and allegedly cost the team a trip to the playoffs six years earlier.
Dr. Dani is sent in to talk to the troubled former mascot, and soon learns that the "Kirkman Kurse" is real enough – to Phil, at least. Shunned and isolated, Phil is lonely and desperate for forgiveness from the team and their fans. But will Dani be able to get the team to move past the "Kurse," and help this lost bird find a flock?
Meanwhile, Dani's fledglings are trying to spread their own wings: Ray Jay and Lindsay attempt to prove to their mother that they can be responsible, while TK endeavors to win over a clever, and comely, reporter. But as they all soon discover, life beyond the nest is never quite as simple as it seems.