Amidst the mass chaos of picking up Ryan from school, Mike asks a reluctant Ryan to let Boyd walk home unsupervised. Meanwhile, Ed and Kyle hold a "Doomsday Preppers" meeting, and Eve and Mandy try to keep a secret from Vanessa
Vanessa tries to educate Eve on why she should be more on board with having a woman president. Meanwhile, after Ed mentions to Mike that he hasn't seen his own daughter for years, Mike and Mandy try to figure out what they have in common.
When Mike blames the public school system for suspending his grandson Boyd from public school, he tells Ryan they should start looking at private schools. Meanwhile, Kristin and Kyle try to capture a raccoon loose in the Outdoor Man restaurant, and Mandy doesn't want Eve to take photos of her for a class assignment
When Vanessa and the girls surprise Mike with a 1967 Impala for his birthday, he's excited to have alone time in the garage with the car. But when the car's original owner, Joe, keeps showing up with spare parts and unwanted advice.
On Halloween, Mike and Chuck decide to spend the evening watching football instead of passing out candy with their wives. But when Vanessa and Carol start pranking them.
Kristin is surprised that Mike is treating her more like a dad than her boss when she tells him she wants to oversee the opening of the next Outdoor Man Grill restaurant. Meanwhile, Mandy and Kyle hope Ed will want their help in rekindling his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Wendi.
When Eve tells the family her annoying best friend Cammy needs to move in with them, Mike springs into action to find a way to hand Cammy off on someone else, namely the Larabees. Meanwhile, Kristin asks Mandy to design the new uniforms for the Outdoor Man Grill, but they clash over Mandy's creative process.
Although Vanessa is disappointed it will only be her, Mike and Eve at the Baxter Thanksgiving table, she's more let down when Eve bypasses one of their holiday traditions and calls it "goofy." Meanwhile, Kristin finds out Mandy is lying to their parents about where she and Kyle will be spending Thanksgiving dinner.
When Boyd's hockey team needs a new coach, Mike surprises everyone when he recommends Ryan for the job since he was an all-star hockey player in high school. Meanwhile, Vanessa doesn't understand why ideal student Eve is failing in chemistry.
When Mike realizes all the things a stressed-out Vanessa does to get ready for Christmas, he delegates the family to take on decorating the tree, writing the family newsletter and putting up the church Nativity scene
When Mike and Vanessa need a sure winner on their annual college alumnae 5k race teams, they go to extreme measures to see who will win over Eve. Meanwhile, Kristin senses work might get tricky when Ed hires his girlfriend, Wendi, to be the new hostess at The Outdoor Man Grill
To snap Eve out of her funk of not getting into West Point Academy, Mike hopes that taking her to Outdoor Man will show her different career options. Meanwhile, Mandy makes Kristin feel like they no longer have anything in common
After Ed secretly gives Kyle a task which involves an engagement ring, Mike believes Kyle is going to ask Mandy to marry him.
Having agreed to purchase a home with Kristin, Ryan changes his mind. Mandy doesn't want Eve in the basement anymore.
Mike attempts to split up Eve's new band but his plan doesn't go to plan. Mandy and Kyle look after Boyd.
Mike comes up with the idea to start his own miniature tank collection after finding out that the one belonging to a late neighbor has been sold. Kristin and Ed are concerned about a bad review of Outdoor Man Restaurant.
Mike makes a shed for Vanessa to work in so there will be more room at home. Kyle finds it hard after Kristin is named employee of the month.
Mike's former girlfriend asks him to go on a trip with her to promote her line of climbing equipment. Kristen and Ryan get rid of their old possessions.
Vanessa thinks that getting a tattoo will help her become closer to her daughters. Kyle gives Ryan some camping lessons.
Kyle shares his fears with Mike concerning his meeting with the church's new minister. Ryan tries to help Eve with her debate assignment.
Ed makes plans for a surprise dinner for Mike's 25 years at The Outdoor Man. Mandy wants her and Kyle to move in with her parents so that they can try and save money after they're married.