After Adam decides to see "Willow" instead of spending Mother's Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her good graces; Barry is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica for his right to the ...
It's Adam's 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey's engagement and Erica's band ambitions to remember their youngest son's big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.
Adam's girlfriend, Jackie, is back after spending her summer at NYU; she has changed so much, it's almost like she's a whole different person. After receiving some not-so-great romantic advice from his loved ones, Adam takes drastic measures to hold on to his relationship. Meanwhile, Beverly is not happy with Lainey's less-than-ideal domestic skills and decides to teach her future daughter-in-law a thing or two.
Erica's dreams come true when she lands a job at the new karaoke bar in town; Erica turns to Beverly for help bringing in more customers; Murray tries to teach Barry and Lainey how to be financially responsible adults.
Despite Beverly's wishes, Jackie's parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and a disagreement between the families ensues; Beverly faces off with horror icon Freddy Krueger; Erica realizes she's not as popular as she once was.
Murray becomes an overzealous stage parent when he learns Adam has no interest in the school production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Meanwhile, Beverly can't seem to keep from interfering with Erica's latest career plan.
Adam's obsession with toys and the Nickelodeon Super Toy Run contest is cause for concern for Beverly and Murray. Erica has a falling out with Lainey over who gets to sing Bohemian Rhapsody on their audition tape for Star Search.
Barry thinks he wants a wild, adult bachelor party, but he realizes Adam's idea of a party to celebrate his brother as a bachelor is more his speed. Beverly surprises Murray with an expensive sports car.
Beverly decides their street needs another stop sign and pleads her case to the city comptroller; Barry panics when he realizes he's neglected his college applications; Erica struggles with her career choice.
With Geoff's help, Erica and Valley Erica find a new band member to replace Lainey; Barry convinces Geoff the new band member is trying to steal Erica from him; Adam and Murray each plot to get out of going to Valentine's Day dinner with Beverly.
Despite Beverly wanting the two boys to bond, Adam and Johnny Atkins compete for the head of the Highlander Club at school; Barry tries to ensure that the JTP doesn't fall out of touch after high school.
Erica, Barry and Adam are not happy when their distant relative Gleb visits from Russia, until they realize he can make their lives easier; Beverly starts working on her cookbook, which causes tension with the Frentas.
After Adam decides to see "Willow" instead of spending Mother's Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her good graces; Barry is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica for his right to the college of his choice.
Adam unintentionally lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement; Erica makes plans for her and Geoff to follow the Grateful Dead all summer; the JTP graduates from high school.