Frankie heads off to tech school when she's fired from Ehlert Motors. The new school year starts with Axl as a high school senior. Sophomore Sue decides to mentor a new freshman. Head-in-the-books Brick upsets Mike when he can't be bothered to meet Mike's new friends.moreless
Rusty's wedding invitation arrives at the Heck house and, to Frankie and Mike's surprise, it lists their house as the site of the ceremony. Axl and his friends decide to find summer jobs by starting their own company. Brick finally accepts a fellow student's invitation to a party but Mike nixes that when he finds out it's on the same day as the weddingmoreless
Frankie uses Brick to keep tabs on what Axl and Sue are doing behind her back. When Sue finds Axl sneaking into the house late at night, she hold this over his head to force him to do whatever she asks of him. Mike has to attend Brick's Parent Day when Frankie can't get away from work.moreless
Live from New York, it's... Jimmy Fallon!
Sketches include "Boston Teens Grown Up," "Today," "Michael Bublé Christmas Duets," "Jimmy's Dressing Room," "Lillian Sings and Reggie Dances," "Half Jewish, Half Italian, Completely Neurotic," "Season's Greetings from SNL," "Beethoven's 9th," "War Horse," and "Jesus Meets Tim Tebow."
Michael Bublé performed "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."moreless
Mike has a hard time keeping the new dishwasher he got Frankie for Christmas a secret when she insists on buying one before her Christmas Eve party. Sue asks for Reverend Tim Tom's help when Brick questions what he reads in the Bible. While working on a Christmas tree lot, Axl becomes annoyed by Bob's attempts at being "cool" so they can be friends.moreless
Frankie and Sue are both cast in the community theater's production of "The Wizard of Oz", but the director isn't happy with Sue's performance. Disaster ensues when Brick asks Uncle Rusty to school on Special Friends Day.moreless
Frankie and Mike are worried Axl will mess up his interview with the football scout and blow his chances for a college scholarship. Sue and Brick's texting marathon gets out of hand when they realize they have Aunt Edie's phone. Frankie decides she should pay more attention to her family's needs.moreless
Frankie and Mike begin to consider moving out of the house and into an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl pretends to be sick to avoid going to school and taking a test, but then learns of a party that night and has to pretend to make a miraculous recovery. Elsewhere, Sue prepares a presentation about distracted and drunk driving, and Brick becomes obsessed with Shakespeare.moreless
The Heck family goes on a trip to New York City, but everything goes wrong in the process.