Mike learns that Kyle's new-found interest in philosophy is distracting him from his work; Mike worries about Boyd attending a bilingual school.
Despite having a good time teaching Eve how to drive, Mike thinks Vanessa should take over so she and Eve can bond; Mandy is annoyed by Mike's endless requests for Kyle to do work around the house.
Vanessa encourages Mandy to enjoy college life and join a sorority; Ed goes under cover to investigate productivity on The Outdoor Man loading dock.
Kristin finds herself comparing her boyfriend to John Baker (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the ambitious owner of the restaurant she manages; as part of Eve's sniper/hunter training, she and Mike try to catch each other unaware.
Boyd finds Vanessa's ideas for the Halloween haunted house fundraiser too scary. Mike wants to help Boyd face his fears.
When Mike is reluctant to support a neighbor in her bid for the school board, he comes under suspicion when campaign signs start disappearing; Eve gets mixed messages when Kristin and Many give her advice on romance.
When Eve's neighbor beats her to starting her annual snow shoveling business, Mike gives her a lesson on capitalism and the free market.
Vanessa feels guilty after encouraging Mandy to end things with Kyle, so she decides to try to make things right.
On Thanksgiving, Mike's dad (Robert Forster) announces plans to open a recreational marijuana store; Mike worries what message his dad's business venture will send to the family.
When Bud gives Boyd a spanking, he's surprised to learn Mike disagrees with his style of discipline; Kyle thinks Mandy's gift of a porkpie hat is an effort to brand him.
Mandy arranges a holiday surprise for the family's housekeeper; Vanessa gives Boyd an elf doll and tells him it's magical.
Vanessa worries Eve will become an outcast after she posts one of Mike's vlogs on her Facebook page; the Baxters have a run-in with the law.
Mike and Ryan vehemently disagree when a school counselor suggests that Boyd start ADHD medication; Mandy tries to get good grades.
Boyd's school considers a change after his research on its namesake causes outrage; Mandy relies on Blanca's expertise while working on a class project.
Speculation begins when a bouquet of roses is delivered anonymously to the Baxter household; Vanessa is disappointed with the gift she receives from Mike.
The Baxters' neighbor tells them that their dog impregnated his German Shepherd; Eve leaves a note on the parked car Mandy hit.
Eve refuses to talk about her new boyfriend; Kristin and Mandy are concerned when they think Eve and her boyfriend will both be going on the same junior ROTC overnight camping trip.
After Mandy shows off her clothing designs at a student fashion show, she announces her plan to quit school and start her career.
Eve tries to avoid a class with a tough teacher so she can get straight A's and go to college at West Point.
When Bud gets jumped while unloading his truck, Mike tries to suggest ways for him to protect himself; Vanessa talks to the girls about caring for her and Mike in their old age.
Vanessa's visiting sister needs money for a donor egg so she can have a baby; Mike tries to pull a prank on Chuck Larabee.