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.
The winner of the "Meet Outdoor Man" contest thinks Mike's video log contains secret messages; Vanessa starts a lending library to meet people in her neighborhood; Chuck adjusts to his new life after his wife takes a job in Los Angeles.
After becoming worried that their daughters don't attend church anymore, Mike and Vanessa take it upon themselves to make church more interesting; Ryan has Kyle as a guest on his podcast, but the two don't expect their wives to hear the conversation.
After Mike encourages Vanessa to branch out her tutoring business, she takes his advice but gets frustrated when he gets a little too involved. Meanwhile, Kyle is determined to be like the other Baxter's and become a high-powered entrepreneur.
Eve doesn't get invited to an anniversary party for Rob's parents, and Mike and Vanessa give Eve conflicting advice on how to deal with this. Elsewhere, Kristin and Ryan think an escape-room challenge is too perplexing for Mandy and Kyle.
Mike and Vanessa think it's time for Mandy and Kyle to move out, but then Mike has second thoughts after Chuck relays some unexpected news about Kyle's absentee mom. Meanwhile, Eve tells Ryan that Boyd is making up stories about his dad's real job.
Mandy job shadows Mike and causes a dispute between Chuck and Joe, but her conflict-resolution skills differ from Mike's. Meanwhile, Kristen and Eve invite Vanessa to their kickboxing class so she can blow off some steam.