Axl graduated from college and tells his parents that he has opportunity to spend the Summer in Europe with his college roommate. While trying to figure out why he has been having backaches Brick discovers that he wants...
Frankie and Mike are excited to meet Axl's girlfriend, only to discover she has a quirky personality trait. In the meantime, Sue wants to change her major to theater and Brick sets out to change his image on his first day of high school.
Sue's kicked out of college after forgetting to renew her financial aid, prompting Mike to visit the bursar. Frankie struggles to teach Brick how to swallow a pill. Hutch gets angry at Axl for taking the Winnebago without permission.
Frankie's surprised to hear the kids would rather live with Mike if they ever got a divorce. Sue attempts to reclaim her bedroom from Brick; Axl lashes out on his family after having to act nice around April.
Sue keeps a holiday secret from the family. Meanwhile, Brick agrees to watch three kids, but later on regrets it. Also, Mike doesn't know how to react when Bill Norwood gives him a Christmas gift for the first time ever.
The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue's record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare. Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild mannered man assigned to the family's Escape Room group is really the famous author of the "Planet Nowhere" books, Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that's she's been keeping since childhood, and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra.
Mike wants to get rid of the swimming pool and Brick and Sue try to convince him to keep it even though they are no longer interested in using it. Frankie tries to teach Axl about responsibility to improve his chances of getting a job after he graduated from college.
Frankie, Mike and Brick notice a change for the better when the wrong address is painted on their curb; Axl misses his final test at college; Sue has a realization while talking to high school students about college life.
Axl graduated from college and tells his parents that he has opportunity to spend the Summer in Europe with his college roommate. While trying to figure out why he has been having backaches Brick discovers that he wants the lawn chair back that he has been using since he was in elementary school. Sue accidently scratches an SUV and obsessively worried about what the consequences will be.