Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve's visit home from the Air Force Academy. Meanwhile Ryan's anxiety about current events leads to a shocking announcement.
Having avoided expressing any sort of emotion after his dad died, Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive. Meanwhile, Kristin proposes a new business venture, and Mandy gives Kyle a makeover to fit his new corporate job.
Under the threat of corporate takeover, Mike and Ed disagree on the direction of Outdoor Man's future. Meanwhile, Vanessa is elated when she thinks Mandy and Kyle are trying to have a baby.
On Halloween night, Mike and Chuck work late to set up a security system at Outdoor Man and find the perfect target to prank when Joe arrives at the store. Meanwhile Mandy, Kyle, Kristen and Ryan hold a séance.
When Vanessa wants to board a foreign exchange student, Mike must work overtime to impress her father. Meanwhile Kristen and Ryan try to remain cool when Boyd invites a girl over.
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed... a little too well. Meanwhile, Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection, sending her into a spiral. Vanessa is then forced to look back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets. Mike then steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.
Kyle's first day in Outdoor Man HR is more than he bargained for when Chuck and Joe file a complaint against Mike. Meanwhile, Ryan finds himself in the doghouse when he, Kristen and Boyd take care of a neighbor's puppy.
Mike tries to find the perfect gift for Ed, which proves more difficult than he thought, and Vanessa tries to bring the family back together for their Christmas decorating tradition.
When Mike offers to take Boyd on a fishing trip, Ryan objects because the plans interfere with an existing trip he had made with his son. Boyd then insists the three take a trip together, forcing Mike and Ryan to get along. Meanwhile Mandy and Kyle play detectives.
Mike struggles to find common ground with Jen, the Baxter's new foreign exchange student, fearing she is being too polite with him. Meanwhile, Kyle and Chuck mess with Ed's ancestry results.
Mike and Vanessa take the girls to the family cabin, where Mike challenges them to literally unplug for the weekend and stay off their phones. Meanwhile, for a school assignment, Jen shadows Kyle at work.
Chuck and Carol decide to renew their vows, and Mike plans to take his officiating to a new level.
With Chuck away on his honeymoon, Ed takes over Outdoor Man security duties with a new approach. Meanwhile, Mandy and Kyle combine their finances and things go less than smoothly.
Vanessa "helps" Mandy and Kyle look for their first apartment. Meanwhile, Mike is thrilled when Ryan's good business decisions have him unknowingly embracing capitalism.
As Boyd's sense of adventure grows, Mike and Kristen have different opinions on how much space they should give him. When Mandy and Kyle move into their apartment, they find Ryan isn't a "fun" landlord.
Mike begrudgingly invites Ryan to his weekly poker game, but immediately regrets it when Ryan gets the guys to open up about their feelings.
Vaness tries to prevent Mike from interfering with Ed and Bonnie's blossoming relationship, but he is unable to stop himself from meddling.
When Reverend Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike convinces Kyle to take his place. Meanwhile, Eve fears Mandy and Kristin are taking advantage of Jen at home.
Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep in an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores. Meanwhile, Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.
Mike and Chuck get their game on when Ed has a pinball machine installed in the office. Meanwhile, Kristen and Mandy become jealous of a poem Vanessa wrote for Jen.
When Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike gives them some tough love. Meanwhile Ed and Chuck try to avoid contributing to Boyd's theater fundraiser.