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.