Jack Dunlevy, a strict ex-military man, takes over raising the children while his wife returns to school. First up, his son Frankie is having girl problems while his daughter Rachel gets caught with her boyfriend in her room.
Frankie, George and Mikey ask Jack to coach them for varsity baseball tryouts, but little do they know what's in store when Jack takes the training to the most intense level. Meanwhile, as the Dunlevy house becomes the cool hangout spot, Joanne crosses the line by getting too involved in Rachel's love life.
Frankie tries to find the right moment to ask his crush Heather to the homecoming dance, but when he finally works up the courage, she's already said yes to someone else. Meanwhile, Jack punishes Rachel by making her drive George to school.
It's homecoming night, but Frankie is bummed that his crush, Heather, is promised to another date and Rachel is protesting the school's "No Grinding" policy. Meanwhile, with the kids out of the house, Jack and Joanne are planning a passionate night to themselves.
During an evening of inopportune timing, Frankie introduces his new girlfriend, Heather, to Joanne, who has just gotten her tubes tied and is still on pain medication. Instead of taking care of Joanne post-surgery, Jack has his hands full policing Frankie and Rachel. Meanwhile, George and Mikey try to retrieve a porn video they disguised in a "Casablanca" VHS case that has been placed into the wrong hands at the Dunlevy house.
In an effort to have Rachel more engaged in school and take her future seriously, Jack gets her a spot on the wrestling team, much to the chagrin of the wrestling coach. Meanwhile, Joanne realizes that Frankie is now too embarrassed to be seen with her during their annual mother-son trip.
Jack and Joanne are at odds with each other when both kids betray their trust - Frankie has his first taste of alcohol at a varsity baseball party, and Rachel wants to go on birth control.