At the end of the 8th grade, Mrs.Morello hands out the Grade Eight Perficiency Assesment Test (GEPA) and Chris doesn't study so he thinks it doesn't count. So, he purposely does bad on the test, which makes him See Mr. Avich, the guidance counselor, who tries to get Chris into a special needs class
Chris models himself after a popular rapper and takes on a bad boy persona in order to impress Tasha. Julius gets the family a free dinner at an expensive restaurant, but the restaurant is less than hospitable.
Malvo is out of prison. But instead of coming after Chris, he asks for his help in getting him into high school. Julius and Drew put a wager on a Mets/Dodgers series, and Tanya's new friend uses her as an alibi to lie to her mom.
Chris catches a lot of grief for asking a white girl from his class to the ninth grade dance, so he backs out of it, which only makes things worse. Julius and Drew help out a relative starting a business, and Tanya takes up ballet.
Chris buys a knock-off version of an expensive perfume from Risky as a Mother's Day present, and Rochelle gets a rash from it. Julius discovers that he talked Drew into giving away an old toy that is worth $150.
Chris tries to get accepted into the Bronx Science Academy so that he can go to high school with Greg, Julius helps his brother start a Mix Tape business not knowing that they're illegal, and Drew helps Tanya with her ballet recital.