The Pearson family are hit hard by the economic downturn, and Lauren's spring break trip may be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Trent learns that Paul has lost his baby pictures a few years ago.
Bill creates a plan to battle Susan's passive-aggressive temperament. Meanwhile, Trent's desperation to make a girl notice him may backfire. And Bill and Susan get an eyeful when their neighbor, Mr. Faulkner, takes a dip in his hot tub in the buff.
Bill is obsessed to find out what is being said about him when Susan attends a gossipy girls only game night. And, a B on a science test has dropped cerebral Bryan off the A-list.
Bill sets out to re-create memorable moments of their burgeoning love, after Susan shows a yearning for the spark of her dating days with Bill. Elsewhere, Lauren and Trent are asked to babysit Bryan, both which have dates for the movies.
Susan becomes exasperated after Bill loans his slacker brother money for his next get-rich-never business scheme. Meanwhile, Trent and Lauren's quarrel over a pen has brainy Bryan exploiting the situation for his own gain.
Susan attempts to set Bill right after he refuses to shave off his post-fishing trip beard off. Meanwhile, Bryan mimics Trent by tormenting Lauren, but the brainiac seems to be ineffective as a prankster.
Bill feels the need to teach his brother that money can not buy happiness after he springs gifts galore on the family, now that he's a success. Meanwhile, Paul gets involved with a silent auction after having his ego squashed.
Bill and Susan lock horns over how to best punish Lauren, after she is caught in a lie. Meanwhile, Paul sets out to create an internet profile which will attract the ladies, and turns to Trent and Bryan for advice.
Bill plans on helping an excited Trent, find the perfect car to buy, but fails in his effort. Meanwhile, Bryan is having troubles at school with a bully.
Bill and Susanne get in an argument over trash bins with their new neighbors. Elsewhere, Trent blames his failure of a driving test on losing his lucky red coin.