Crosby has trouble teaching Jabbar to clean his room. Meanwhile, Zeke finds Drew drinking beer with guys from school. Adam and Kristina get to know Alex at dinner with Haddie and Max. Joel and Julia explain death to Sydney.
Adam tries to cope with the idea of a new boss and is concerned about the stability of his job. Kristina tries winning Haddie over as she seeks comfort in Amber when she realizes her parents refuse to accept her decision. Meanwhile, Crosby is attempting to overcome a few obstacles of his own as a coordinator of a kindergarten performance at Jabbar's school. Amber is taking on the challenge of performing at an open mic night, but she is surprised by who her biggest critic is.
Kristina and Adam catch Haddie sneaking around with Alex and forbid her from seeing him anymore. Sarah faces a new challenge when Drew tells her he needs to sell five hundred dollars worth of wrapping paper. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine have to deal with Jabbar's bad case of stage fright right before the school play.
Kristina refuses to accept Haddie's relationship with Alex, causing Haddie to move in with her grandparents. Sarah puts her foot down at work and demands a higher salary to pay for Amber's tuition. Meanwhile, Max makes a camping trip with Zeek extremely difficult. Julia throws a bachelorette party for Jasmine welcoming her to the Braverman tribe, while Adam gets more than he bargained for during a meeting with Crosby, shocking the entire family.
Sarah and Adam discuss a situation with Haddie. Meanwhile, Haddie, Amber and Max run into Alex. Crosby and Jasmine meet with her reverend for pre-marital counseling. Elsewhere, Drew meets his father, Seth, for breakfast.
Kristina and Adam throw Max a birthday party, hosted by Amazing Andy, a man who lives with Aspergers. Crosby and Jasmine deal with an issue that could change the fate of their relationship. Drew and Seth continue to strengthen their bond. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel work on adding to the family.
Crosby pays the price for a mistake that will change his relationships with those closest to him. Adam gets annoyed with Alex's frequent visits. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina are then forced to deal with a huge problem that will affect Max's progress. Elsewhere, Drew is hit with some disappointing news from his father, while Sydney makes a decision that her parents, Julia and Joel, are supportive of.
Adam and Kristina find it difficult to talk to Max about his Asperger's Syndrome and come to Dr. Pelickan for guidance. Sarah revisits her relationship with Mark Cyr when she goes to him for help with her latest project. Elsewhere, Crosby attempts to mend his relationship with Jasmine, while Julia and Joel prepare to celebrate their eight-year anniversary.
Adam and Kristina have an unexpected meeting with the principal of Max's school. Jabbar is selected "Star of the Week" by his elementary school, causing Crosby and Jasmine to work together, creating nostalgia for their past. Meanwhile, Amber encounters a speed bump while working in her new job. Elsewhere, Joel and Julia receive troubling news after a series of medical check ups and Zeek's old friend, Gilliam T. Blount, shows interest in Sarah's play.
Crosby does everything he can to get Jasmine back. Meanwhile, Adam is nervous about Haddie going to prom with Alex, as Julia tries to spend more time with Sydney. Elsewhere, Sarah works on improving her script while also trying to focus on Amber's future.
Amber quits her job and begins to fall down a dangerous and destructive path. Crosby works with Joel to mend his relationship with Jasmine. Meanwhile, Kristina and Adam overhear a disturbing phone call, which strains their relationship with Haddie. Elsewhere, Sarah makes progress with her stage play with the help of Zeek's, old friend Gilliam T. Blount.
Sarah celebrates a milestone birthday and leans on Mr.Cyr for emotional support , while Amber makes an independent move from her family. Unemployed, Adam feels the stress of providing for his pregnant wife and family and ponders a new business venture with Crosby. Julia becomes frustrated with the adoption process and dreams up a bizarre scenario. Meanwhile Haddie's boyfriend Alex reveals hidden information to Julia.
Kristina is concerned over Max's well-being as he attends a mainstream public school. Sarah and Mark Cyr define and grow their relationship while Haddie and Alex may be drifting apart. Meanwhile, the stress of the adoption process causes Julia to act irrationally, and Adam changes his career plans.
Amber revels in her new independence, while Sarah strives to remain a part of her life. Crosby is unsure how he feels about Jasmine dating and she wonders if she now fits in the Braverman family. Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) is concerned about Crosby and Adam's new business venture. Also, Alex receives good news and Zeek imparts relationship advice to Drew.
Zeek lands his first commercial, prompting Camille to reflect on her own achievements. Sarah and Mark take their friendship to a new level while Haddie and Alex grow apart. Meanwhile, Crosby and Adam disagree over a minor parenting crisis, Drew's first date with Amy doesn't go as planned and Jabbar and Max hit a rough patch in their friendship.
Kristina is rushed to the hospital by an unlikely accomplice, while Julia and Joel receive positive news on a possible addition to their family. Jasmine's choice of suitors begins to affect Crosby, while Sarah's ex, Seth, threatens to disrupt her relationship with Mark. Meanwhile, Amber begins to understand Max's mind and helps him mend his friendship with Jabbar.
Kristina exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam and Crosby prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. Meanwhile, Zeek plants doubts in Julia and Joel's adoption plan and Drew takes advice from Amber to move forward with Amy. Meanwhile, Mark Cyr continues to feel uneasy with Seth's involvement in Sarah's life.
After offering to let Seth stay at her apartment once he is released from rehab, Amber begins to understand what Sarah has been going through all these years; Meanwhile, Adam attempts to get intimate with Kristina for the first time since Nora's birth; Elsewhere, Crosby struggles with the prospect of a new father figure in Jabbar's life; and Drew and Amy take their relationship to a new level.
During an intense game of Braverman charades, Joel and Julia come to the realization they may have spoiled Sydney. Meanwhile, Adam and Crosby celebrate a new client at The Luncheonette and Adam experiences an awkward moment with Rachel. Also, Kristina is concerned about Max's new friends at school, and Drew reaps the consequences of disobeying Sarah's rules.
An inappropriate moment at work disrupts Adam and Kristina's marriage. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine reconnect after clearing up Jabbar's misunderstanding of their relationship. In an attempt to boost his college applications, Drew seeks out extracurricular activities and Amber is uncertain about her future. Also, a meeting with Zoe's boyfriend may jeopardize Julia and Joel's adoption plan.
Kristina and Adam become overwhelmed with their work schedules and put Max's well being in danger. Also, Kristina offers Amber a new opportunity, and Crosby and Jasmine struggle to deal with their complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Julia tries to keep her distance from Zoe; Sarah and Mark think deeper into their future.