The Braverman family gathers for Jasmine and Crosby’s unnamed newborn. Kristina and Adam adapt to life after her cancer ordeal , while Hank moves back to town and, unknown to Sarah, gets back together with Amber.
An Amber alert rocks the Braverman family while Jasmine and Crosby have to walk on egg shells as the baby's crying begins to take a toll on Jabbar too. Julia meets a school parent volunteer Ed Bliss and finds they have a lot in common. Meanwhile Adam and Kristina's "wedge" issue could be the campaign itself. Hank makes a surprise visit to Sarah but leaves her with some advice on how to have an important talk with Amber, however, Adam's opinion on the subject is in direct opposition. Zeek does not want to talk with Camille about the next stage of their life.
Crosby and Jasmine find parenthood the second time around to be twice as tough, while Kristina's campaign with the ever-presence of Heather creates a new dynamic with Adam . Meanwhile additional pressures push Joel and Julia in potentially problematic directions and Sarah seeks help and comfort from Hank. And Zeek tries to steer Camille to his way of thinking about what to do with the storied Braverman house.
Another of Adam's comfort zones is challenged by Kristina's campaign, while Sarah and Amber struggle to talk to one another about the wedding. Drew tries to get closer to new friend Natalie and Zeek gets a chance to provide big teaching moments to grandkids Sydney and Victor, especially Victor. Crosby handles high-maintenance rockstar Oliver Rome.
Max's photography knows no bounds while Joel struggles for boundaries with Peet. Adam and Crosby too must set boundaries with the band for the betterment of their new business. Meanwhile Julia and Camille have something in common that does not make them happy. And Sarah talks toe-to-toe with Ryan and Amber.
Sarah and Amber struggle with the wedding bell blues while Julia and Joel try to keep it all together. Kristina and Adam hit the campaign trail hard and enlist Team Braverman to go door-to-door, while Jasmine helps usher in a new era for Crosby and his band on the run. Zeek gives Camille a little of what she wants.
Kristina shares an inspirational story with Amber about her relationship with Adam while Amber's brother, Drew, has fallen hard for his new classmate Natalie. Meanwhile, Julia is getting Ed's undivided attention as Joel is busy on the job. Also, Zeek bachelors it up when he is left home alone and Max's new interest in photography leads him to find some pictures from Hank's past with Sarah.
The family watches out for Zeek, but he ends up giving Sarah some much needed advice. Tension rises in Julia's household when she receives some unsettling news from Victor's school. The media uncovers some skeletons in Kristina's closet that attract unwanted media attention on Adam. Meanwhile Amber makes a tough decision that rocks the boat with Ryan.
Election day stirs up emotions amongst the family- Jasmine and Crosby use the election as a teaching moment for Jabbar, while Kristina and Adam keep hopes high. Julia and Joel deal with Victor's reservations and Amber has some of her own, when the band asks her to sing guide vocals. Meanwhile Sarah helps Hank with a family affair.
Amber addresses Ryan about his issues with her hanging out with the band and struggles on whether or not to lean on Sarah for support. Drew asks his uncle Crosby for advice on girls. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel put their best foot forward for their family's sake and Adam shows his support for his wife Kristina.
Julia gets confronted by Ed and Joel steps in. Zeek makes a new friend while Camille is away. Drew remembers old feelings and Natalie gets jealous. Carl attends a fundraiser with Sarah and she is pleasantly surprised to learn more about him.
Sarah gets some good news about a job, which prompts Hank to question her. Crosby opens his house to Oliver Rome after the band hits a breaking point and Jasmine is less than thrilled. Meanwhile, Joel and Peet work closely to finish their project and Amber deals with an extremely painful reality.
Camille returns home to an ecstatic Zeek, but not everyone makes an appearance at her welcome home party. Joel continues to spend long hours at work and away from Julia. Hank spends time with Adam and confronts his problems, while Amber runs away from hers.
Sarah starts her new project with Hank, meanwhile Kristina becomes the community counselor. Crosby discovers mold in his house and Jasmine isn't pleased. Julia and Joel decide to explain to Sydney and Victor what has been going on.
Jasmine and Crosby's house is under repair so they move in with Zeek and Camille until the work is completed. Julia continues to go through a difficult time with Joel and leans on her siblings for support. Drew is having girl troubles and confides in Amber.
Kristina goes in for a checkup, but that doesn't stop her from starting a new adventure. Amber encourages Drew to move on from his past, while Julia struggles to let go of hers. Sarah gets an appealing offer from Carl, but decides her work is more important. Hank admits that feelings are still lingering for an old relationship.
Jasmine and Crosby disagree over a crucial point in Aida's upbringing. Julia finds out some unsettling news about Joel, but then is pleasantly surprised by his final decision. Sarah and Hank continue to work together, but Max is interrupting their flow, which causes Kristina and Adam to intervene.
Joel misunderstands where to pick up Victor from baseball and old feelings of abandonment overtake his thoughts. Sarah is anxiously awaiting a response from the ad agency on her final project. Amber tries to talk Drew into taking his life back. Max goes on a class trip and struggles to understand his classmates.
Joel and Sarah celebrate the completion of their work projects, but Max has low morale after his school field trip ended with some bitter feelings so Adam takes him on an adventure to clear his head. Sydney and Victor are also struggling to stay positive, so Amber tries to surprise them with a new activity.
Zeek and Camille finally agree on what to do with the house. Julia jumps back into work helping out Kristina and Adam, but is struggling on how to proceed in her personal life. Sarah discovers what her children have been up to and puts her foot down with Drew.
Crosby finds himself in a tough housing situation and reaches out to Joel for help. Julia musters up the courage to talk with Sarah about her current situation. Kristina receives some devastating news and puts all her energy into fighting for the charter school, meanwhile Amber also hears of unsettling news and Hank steps up to the plate.
The fifth season ends with Adam and Crosby reminiscing over childhood memories. Meanwhile, Amber and Ryan reunite; Sarah responds to Hank's request; Victor triumphs over his fears; Zeek gives Victor a driving lesson; and Drew pursues his bliss.