A wedding shower is planned for Mandy and Kyle, but it falls on the same day as a big football game. Mike then persuades them to have two separate showers, but the men's shower gets out of hand thanks to Ryan; and Ed's superstitions become a problem.
Mandy takes a new interest in vaping, and while disappointing to her parents, it also sparks memories of Vanessa's old smoking habits. As Vanessa and fellow teacher Sheryl commiserate in their stress of the looming teacher's strike, Ryan and Kristin discover a secret safe in their basement. Later on, Mike finds out that Vanessa has been secretly smoking and must find a way to gently confront her.
Boyd is turning 10 years old, and sticking with the Baxter family tradition, Mike wants nothing more than to give him a shotgun and take him hunting. Kristin is all for it but Ryan has no interest in his son having a gun or harming animals. Meanwhile Kyle and Mandy’s wedding preparations continue as Vanessa tries to convince Kyle to do a mother-son dance with her.