The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane's school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren't enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating.
Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartem depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn't as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey's friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior's girlfriend, Megan.
An incident at school threatens Junior's future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.
Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.
Bow keeps in touch with Dre's incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar's future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she's been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido's new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he's resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane's help.
Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave. Meanwhile, Ruby gives the twins a "workaround" plan to get out of doing homework.
Dre's sister Rhonda is in town and Ruby has a talk with them about her inheritance. Meanwhile, Bow's sister Santamonica is also in town and she hires Junior to become her assistant.
Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on "The Talk", which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.
Dre and Bow's morning routine with the kids is changing now that Bow is taking some time off work. Meanwhile, Junior bonds with Diane now that he is in charge of driving his siblings to school.
Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend's grandmother after school.
When Jack and Diane get in trouble at school, Dre and Bow have to figure out the right balance of discipline and support so that their kids aren't too afraid of authority nor entitled either. Meanwhile, Ruby thinks Junior's Spanish teacher is flirting with him, and he begins to realize that girls at school are starting to check him out.
Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops' 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad's past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say "yes" to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.
When both Dre and Bow's families show up for Easter, they have to learn to love each other's different cuisines. Meanwhile, Junior tries to organize an Easter egg hunt but Jack and Diane pretend not to be interested to impress their cooler cousins.
When Junior is accepted to Howard and Stanford, Dre tries to convince him to attend his alma mater. Meanwhile, Jack develops a comedy style and Ruby decides she's going to manage his career, forcing Diane to compete for her attention.
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A's - and he does! Meanwhile, Bow's brother Johan is in town and he doesn't get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.
Dre and Bow have been fighting more than usual, and they decide to go back to their therapist who suggests they make time for a date night. Meanwhile, after Devante's first birthday party, the bouncy house gets left behind, and Jack and Diane take advantage of it in different ways.
Tensions are high between Dre and Bow as their contractor arrives to remodel the kitchen, realizing they have grown apart. Dre reflects on the good times in his relationship with Bow.
The Johnson kids attempt to keep their emotions in check after an estranged Dre and Bow try "nesting", taking turns living in the family house separately to give each other space. But tensions mount as the family gathers together for Junior's high school graduation.
Dre and Bow are living separate lives and switching off with the kids. They start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own. Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon with all the amenities, and Bow doesn't think it's suitable for the kids.