Brown gets way more than he bargained for as he tries to follow Pop Brown's dying wish that he "take care of the old", by opening a retirement home for seniors. Husband & wife Will and Sasha, try to help Brown, but Brown is overwhelmed when the residents of a nearby seniors home are brought to the house after a fire.
Brown has been arrested at the airport for saying "bomb" and goes to jail. While he's in jail, Sasha and Cora interview people for the handyman position. When Will comes home with Brown, he talks about his experience in jail. Another handyman, Jesus, comes by to interview, fixes things around the house and gets the job.
Carmen asks Sasha and Will to be foster parents, and we meet Brianna (15) and Joaquin (8). Will and Sasha hesitate because they are so busy with their work, but Cora offers to help by letting the kids stay at Brown's house as long as they need to. We see the first signs that Brianna is very troubled. Precocious Joaquin fits right in at the house. London and Miss Daisy have a Battle of the Divas.
The Colonel's daughter, Karen, comes to see him. This gives Brown the idea to plan a Friends and Family day so all of the residents can have visitors. The Colonel is upset with Karen because she put him in a retirement home. She explains, her reason for doing so was because he seemed to become depressed and withdrawn from the world since the death of her mother.
After learning that her childhood friend has died broke and alone, Ms. Edna becomes very depressed and says she's lost the will to live. Cora is shocked and gets the residents to do a "This is Your Life" night to show Edna just how appreciated and cherished she is. Brown mistakenly thinks JesÃºs is gay after overhearing that Will found him "in the closet".
Brianna has been acting out a lot at school and is suspended for threatening some kids who were bullying Joaquin. Sasha, Will, and Carmen try to find out what is bothering her. Will and Carmen aren't successful, but Sasha finally uncovers Brianna's secret...Brianna reveals to Sasha that she was sexually abused by her mother's boyfriend.
Cora and Russell have gone on several more dates. Cora is very smitten with him. London, Daisy and Edna spy on Cora and Russell whenever he comes over. Brown becomes afraid that Cora will fall in love with Russell, move away, leaving him all alone. Brown interrogates Russell, and Russell is scared away.
Brown starts charging the residents (and Cora) for amenities around the house - and it gets WAY out of hand: pay toilet, vending machine in the kitchen, parking meters, etc. The residents plot their revenge on Brown. Meanwhile, Will feels threatened when Sasha is offered a job that pays more than he makes.
Cora gets a job substitute teaching, thinking she'll be teaching "little angels". But she is tested when she's assigned some of the toughest students in the school. Meanwhile, Brown and London compete in a "fashion showdown" for a NY designer.
Brianna and Joaquin's mother (Tanya) returns from jail. She finds out Will and Sasha are planning to adopt the kids, but she's determined to get them back so she can live off the welfare checks from her kids. Meanwhile, the Colonel starts taking the "little blue pill" to improve his romantic life only for Brown to accidentally take a handful and he's up all night.
Will convinces Brianna to let him come to "Career Day" at her class, since her real father is in prison. She agrees, but is terribly disappointed when Will can't come because of an emergency at the hospital. Brown tries to fill in for Will, and it's...interesting. Brown decides to change his flamboyant ways, after his Career Day appearance, and acts and dresses much more conservatively.
Will has a lot of explaining to do when Sasha discovers photos on his cell phone from a bachelor party. Meanwhile, Mr. Brown searches his family tree and finds out that Mrs. Daisy's ancestors owned his family.
Brown is driving everyone crazy, preparing for the arrival of a magazine reporter who's doing an article on the house. Right before the reporter arrives, Edna informs Brown that her lover has died up in her room, and the residents have to try to get rid of the body before the reporter finds out. Brianna rejects Sasha's mothering efforts, when Sasha buys her a fancy dress for the upcoming cotillion
Everyone advises Brown to market the recipe to his delicious barbecue sauce. After Joaquim interrupts an amorous encounter between Will and Sasha, Will expresses doubts about adopting to Brown - and is overheard by Brianna.
Brown is winged (grazed by a bullet) while arguing over food at a restaurant. He uses guilt to get waited on hand and foot but the stress of caring for him reveals a more serious medical condition in his caretaker.
Brown is advised to make out a will and all is well until the Colonel infects Brown with paranoia fears about Cora killing him to inherit early. Will and Sasha learn about a secret between Joaquin and his baseball coach, Eddie.
After being given a lottery ticket which happens to be a $20 winner, Brown develops lotto fever and gambles away the money for the electric bill. Abuse in Brianna's past stops her from accepting a potential boyfriend.
Cora is given a full-time teaching job at the high school by the attractive principal, Mr. Hughes, and is immediately challenged when troublesome Angie shows up to class, drunk. After discovering he's lost his nest egg, the Colonel has to try to get a job.
Brianna and Joaquin's dad gets out of prison, and shows up at the house. Brianna must face who her father really is, not who she's imagined him to be all these years. The Colonel reveals to Brown that he has fallen for Edna, and with Brown's help the Colonel makes his move.
Will has a secret: He takes hush-hush salsa-dancing lessons in an effort to take Sasha out to a party, but Sasha suspects he's spending the time cheating on her. Meanwhile, the Colonel and Edna hope to leave Brown Meadows and move in together elsewhere.
When Will falls ill, his mother (Jenifer Lewis) arrives, but her old-school, Southern-style remedies are a bitter pill to swallow for Sasha. And Daisy goes missing, a development made more serious considering her declining mental state.
Accusations of blame are directed at Will when Joaquin's ex-baseball coach dies on his operating table. Meanwhile, gym teacher Reggie (Maurice G. Jones) sets out to woo Cora, but Brown doesn't feel Reggie makes the grade.
A fellow doctor makes a pass at Sasha and threatens to lie about Will who is on suspension if she does not keep quiet. Brown gets a temporary job as a security guard / hall monitor at the school where Cora teaches.
Will's gorgeous (and very free-spirited) socialite ex-girlfriend shows up as a donor for a charity benefit that he is chairing. Sasha is jealous of her, until she realizes who Lynn is really attracted to...Sasha. Edna is considering plastic surgery, so London steps in and convinces her and the ladies to throw a "Botox Party".