Arthur's business is threatened by an ambitious young entrepreneur who parks her food truck in front of the donut shop; Franco grows frustrated trying to following his dream of going to college.
When a video surfaces of Randy being aggressive during a traffic stop, Franco begins to question her capabilities as a police officer. To prove that Randy is a good cop, Arthur agrees to Franco's request to tail her while she's on duty, and the night takes a dramatic turn.
Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre, bonds more with Arthur than him.
When Franco decides to host an orphans' Thanksgiving at the donut shop, he encourages Arthur to invite his daughter, Lucy, but Arthur will only agree if Franco invites his own estranged family member, his father, Reggie.
Franco fires Arthur's longtime flour supplier for making offensive comments, but struggles to find a more principled replacement; Randy reluctantly agrees to let Tush crash at her place.
Franco considers giving up admission to his dream school after he learns Arthur included his ethnicity on the application, despite Franco's desire to be accepted solely on the merits of his art.
In the spirit of the holidays, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John, a homeless man who fell ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet.
When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.
An admission from Franco and Sofia on the eve of her first big catering gig shocks Arthur and the gang. Also, Randy and Tush take temp jobs as security guards, leading to an unexpected revelation about Fawz.
Faced with art school expenses, Franco gives Sweatpants a choice: find a job to help pay their rent or find a new place to live. Also, Tush and Fawz go to great lengths to help Randy build a social media presence that will inspire envy in her ex.
Convinced his first art-school assignment is a masterpiece, Franco is shocked when he receives a below-average grade and his unimpressed professor asks for a do-over. Also, Arthur becomes determined to discover the true identity of the customer who dared give his shop's coffee a negative online review.
Frustrated by Fawz's willingness to exploit Black History Month to make a buck, Franco invites Wheels Langdon, a former Negro League baseball player, to the shop to share his unsung story. Also, a suspicious Randy decides to investigate a mysterious woman Tush meets through an online dating site.
When Arthur hires Fawz's son, Abe, at the shop, Franco encourages the aspiring DJ to skip college and follow his dream - even though that's Fawz's worst nightmare. Also, Sofia must contend with unruly goats and other unexpected challenges while organizing the Uptown Winter Carnival, her first big event as the business council's new president.
When Franco discovers his new girlfriend, Tavi, is rich, he begins to wonder if she's only dating him to make herself look more progressive. Also, Arthur significantly raises the price of his donuts to help pay for a new boat motor and winds up attracting the hipster crowd he once rejected - and alienating loyal customers like Randy and Tush.
Randy, who just passed the detective's exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted, to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur's usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.
Franco's girlfriend begins to wonder if he still has feelings for Sofia when he turns to her for advice. Also, Fawz dons a disguise and goes undercover to try and catch the culprit who's been stealing from one of his restaurants.
Arthur, a Cubs super-fan, is determined to break the consecutive attendance record for Opening Day games, but when he finds himself without a ticket, he's left scrambling for a way into Wrigley Field for the first time in 43 years.
Arthur's offer to teach Franco to drive hits a speed bump when a cop catches Arthur with an expired license. Also, Tush prepares to attend a princely wedding for his friend Harry.
With ICE agents conducting raids uptown, Sofia turns to Franco for help hiding her undocumented brother, Rafael, who faces deportation to Colombia. Also, Tush decides it's time to give up his daily sugar rush.
Fresh off making the Dean's List, Franco decides to apply for a prestigious art fellowship, but in order to win a semester studying in Italy, he must compete with his girlfriend, Tavi. Also, Randy gets more than she bargains for when she hires Tush as her personal assistant.
An armed robbery at the donut shop prompts Arthur, Franco and Sofia to make life-changing decisions about their futures.