Frankie and Mike are excited to be introduced to the love of Axl's life, April and the family is surprised when she reveals an unusual personality trait. Sue decides to change her major while Brick begins high school and wants to change his image.
Mike tries to help a devastated Sue get back into college after discovering she has been kicked out for not renewing her financial aid, and Frankie attempst to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets sick.
Frankie decides that April is not good enough to be with Axl and does anything she can to keep her out of the annual family Christmas photo; Frankie must fight for Axl's attention when he announces that he will be spending Thanksgiving with April.
Frankie is upset that Axl refuses to answer her calls or texts after she unintentionally admits her true feelings about his girlfriend April; Brick forms a tick in the form of a phrase that causes him trouble; Brad surprises Sue.
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April