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.
Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water when the pipes burst in the basement. But after fighting among each other, Axl, Sue and Brick call a family intervention meeting to let Fankie and Mike know about their behavior.