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 up vaping, much to her parents' chagrin, but it also stirs up fond memories for Vanessa. Meanwhile, Ryan and Kristin stumble upon a hidden safe in their home; and Vanessa and Sheryl worry about an impending teachers' strike.
Boyd turns 10 and Mike wants to buy him a shotgun and take him hunting as part of a family tradition, but Ryan is vehemently opposed to this. Meanwhile, Vanessa tries to persuade Kyle to have a mother-son dance with her at his wedding.
Mike covets Chuck's car, which Chuck just inherited from his late father, but Joe also wants to buy the vehicle. Meanwhile, Vanessa is honest about how much she dislikes Kyle's Thanksgiving family heirloom; and Ryan has some new house rules for Eve.
Mike gets to deliver a speech for a graduation ceremony at Mandy's business school, but he must adhere to a politically correct tone. Meanwhile, Cammy comes home and brags about her great college experience, which leaves Eve feeling lousy.
Vanessa can't find a job, so she hovers over her family and tests their patience, prompting Mike to find a way to get her to resume doing the work she loves. Meanwhile, Ryan and Kyle get competitive with their zombie knowledge.
The Baxters meet Rob, Eve's new boyfriend, at Christmas dinner, and Mike's unsure if he approves of him. Meanwhile, Mandy persuades Kristin to drop hints to Kyle about what he should get his wife for Christmas.
Eve asks for money from her parents and they turn her down, but Kristin fulfills her request, which annoys Mike. This leads to a tense dinner at the Baxter home in which the three Baxter siblings have a fight. Meanwhile, Kyle and Ed's bond intensifies.
A museum seeks an artifact donation from Mike, but Ed feels left out because he's wanted this honor. Meanwhile, Mike and his poker pals bond during colonoscopy prep; and the Baxter gals get nostalgic and have a slumber party, which Vanessa crashes.
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.
Mike hopes to get brothers-in-law Ryan and Kyle to learn how to fix things around the house by pitting them against one another. Meanwhile, Eve is caught off-guard when her boyfriend tells her that he loves her.
Mike and Vanessa pressure Eve to apply to college, and the school she finally chooses puzzles them. Meanwhile, Kyle and Mandy try to preserve the memory of Ed's recently deceased dog by having the animal stuffed.