While Frankie recalls more bad memories from her camping trip honeymoon, Sue continues to get on Axl's nerves with constant questions about high school, and Brick continues to read about nature instead of actually experiencing it.
After Axl plays a trick on Sue at school and doesn't come to her defense, a debate ensues over who's really in charge in the family, causing Mike to attend a parent-teacher conference with Brick's new teacher.
Mike convinces Sue to update her wardrobe, but he is scared by what he sees. Meanwhile, Frankie takes Brick's social group to trick or treat, and Axl takes his friends are not sure if they want to let go of trick or treating.
In the aftermath of a visit to Axl from a college football recruiter, Frankie decides to try harder for her family. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick find Aunt Edie's ancient cell phone and decide to keep it for themselves.
Frankie and Sue decide to act together in a play, but Frankie refuses to quit after Sue is removed. Meanwhile, Uncle Rusty tries to make up to Brick for missing the special school lunch he was invited to.
Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister, Janet, and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques. Meanwhile, Mike tries to offer some advice to Axl on how to pick up girls when he witnesses his son trying to impress a pretty mini-mart cashier - and fails miserably; Brick attempts to prove his innocence when he is accused by Janet of damaging ...
Mike tries to surprise Frankie with a dishwasher on Christmas Day, Sue tries to get Reverend TimTom to help Brick, who is struggling with believing the Bible, and Bob tries to befriend Axl after Axl gets a job for Christmas.
After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl accidentally eats Brick's Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one, and Sue discovers that one of the boys on the wrestling team has a crush on her.
Frankie and Mike decide to celebrate Valentine's Day by going to dinner with two other couples. Sue gets upset when Matt kisses her differently. And, Axl has to write a paper on a life-changing event while Brick has to write a paper about love.
Sue anxiously awaits a Leap Day surprise birthday party that isn't coming, Brick tries to save the social skills group after a girl joins it, and Mike is saddened after a cat he took care of at the quarry dies.
Sue tries to keep a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend when he moves away, Brick decides to take a paper route to make money for night vision goggles, and Frankie discovers that Mike is keeping an odd secret.
Axl is going to the prom with Weird Ashley and is horrified when his friend Darrin asks Sue. Brick finds a 4-leaf clover and it brings him anything but good luck. One of Frankie's aunt accidentally starts a fire. Mike is too soft on Brick.