Everything becomes a mess when president George Bush comes to speak at the factory: Benny has started dating a younger man without telling George, Carmen disrupts the president's speech, and George steals the speech, which results in the Secret Service paying a trip to his home.
George is arrested for assaulting his father; Manny wants to clear the air so he drops the charges and George invites him over to dinner on the same night Benny is bringing her younger boyfriend, Randy, over to meet George.
Carmen tells her parents she wants to start dating, and she brings home a boy from her school for them to meet. Everything about Jason seems to be perfect, except that he and Carmen don't want to go out in public together.
After the crash of an airplane built from parts made at George's factory, the nervous employees blame one another. An inspector interviews them and then closes the plant temporarily until it is determined what happened.
With his job in jeopardy, George tries to cancel Carmen's expensive quinceaÃ±era (15th birthday party). But since Angie is successful with her cosmetics business, she gets to make the financial decisions in the family now--to George's chagrin.
When Castro keeps Vic's brother, Octavio, in Cuba as a political prisoner, Vic, George and Ernie decide to go over on Vic's boat and bring Octavio over to California as a surprise anniversary present for Angie.
George, who's preparing to give a kidney to his father, is in trouble with Angie because he threw away a box of her family mementos, but both their priorities shift when Benny delivers bad news: Manny has died.
George interferes with Benny and Randy's relationship, causing Randy to break up with Benny. Benny starts to mope around so George goes to have a talk with Randy. George sees that Randy really does love his mother, so he tricks Benny into admitting she cares about Randy, but is just afraid he'll run off like George's father. Randy proposes and Benny accepts.
Jason tells Carmen he has to spend more time preparing for college instead of being with her, but then starts tutoring Max to help him in Algebra. Carmen delivers an ultimatum to Jason that he either has to stop tutoring Max, or break up with her.
George invites Angie's newly divorced dad Vic to join a poker game. But when George wins fifty dollars in a hand and Angie's dad refuses to pay him out of principle, a simple game threatens to tear down the foundation of the entire family.
George is presented with a major award and everybody congratulates him, except Benny. George has accepted that Benny never complimented him on anything in his life, until he hears her complimenting Randy on getting a new job.
Max is excited about the Lopez family's trip to Disneyland, but George refuses to go because it reminds him of his deprived childhood. However, he becomes overwhelmed with guilt that he is not sharing the fun with his son.
The morning after Benny finds out her coworkers had a pool she wouldn't last with Randy, George arrives at work to find somebody had vandalized the factory and Benny is the prime suspect, and Jack expects him to fire her even though she claims she's innocent.