Tom Smallwood gets laid off from his factory job and makes the extraordinary decision to follow his dream of becoming a professional bowler.
Tom must choose between loyalty to his mentor, Archie, and money when his first TV interview leads to a new sponsorship deal, but he can only feature one logo on his bowling shirt: Archie Lanes, Home of the Curly Fry, or Powell Mortuary. Also, Jen's boss stifles her creativity at the salon.
Looking for ways to make extra cash, Tom considers selling his prized baseball card collection so he can treat Jen, who's been working extra hours at the salon.
When Tom travels out of town for his first bowling tournament, he has the rough realization that his bowling idols are now his rivals. Also, Helen comes to help Jen at home and work while Tom's away, but she gets into an argument with Jen's boss, putting her daughter-in-law's job in jeopardy.
Tom worries about his mom's safety after she gets stuck in a laundry basket.
When Pete's mother, Helen, agrees to a date with Archie - 10 years after he initially asked her out - Pete and his wife, Jen, reluctantly attend a very awkward double date with them to help ease Helen's nerves.
Tom asks Archie to listen to a podcast about the power of positivity in the hope that he'll adopt a more constructive, less critical coaching style.
Helen unexpectedly ghosts Archie, and Tom discovers that Archie's been keeping a HUGE secret.
When Tom's bowling idol, Rick Rholla (Will Greenberg), falls on hard times, Tom invites him to stay at his home until he's back on his feet. However, Tom and his family quickly learn that Rick is the worst houseguest to have around.
As Tom and Archie prepare for the pre-tournament qualifier, they lay out strict rules for Tom's family to follow to ensure Tom keeps his head in the game and qualifies for the World Series of Bowling.
When Tom's mentor and coach, Archie, suffers a heart attack just days before the World Series of Bowling, Tom struggles with whether to stay with him in the hospital or leave to compete in the biggest tournament of his career.