Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.
Jessica pushes the family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges on Chinese New Year's eve in order to ensure good fortune for the coming year; and enlists Emery to help her keep her temper in check. Louis and Evan, meanwhile, head out on a hunt for hate mail; and Eddie entertains his lame cousin.moreless
Louis forgets to thank Jessica in his acceptance speech when he's named Small Businessman of the Year; and Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line.
Jessica thinks her citizenship application will be routinely approved, but during her interview, some surprising facts crop up about her past. Eddie Emery, and Evan attempt to joyride the family van to go to Wet & Wild.moreless
Evan is accidentally left home alone when the family goes to a movie, so Louis asks Marvin to keep an eye on him. However, Marvin slips and falls when he goes to the Huang's home, so he sues. Honey is appalled, so she gives him muscle relaxants, and he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.moreless
When Eddie agrees to take Alison to see 'Romeo and Juliet', Louis and Alison's dad bond over Shakespeare, which makes Eddie and Alison feel as though their relationship has gone stale. Jessica gets jury duty and becomes obsessed with being the foreman. Emery and Evan struggle with a virtual pet.moreless
Jessica loves to take Evan shopping at Costco every Sunday, but is thrown into confusion when he chooses to go to church with his friend's family instead. Louis is given a free teeth whitening by Marvin, without asking for it, and is upset.moreless
Louis and Jessica open Cattleman's Ranch on Thanksgiving, which inspires Emery and Evan to take heed of the restaurant business; and when Eddie decides to blow off the rest of eighth grade, Jessica teaches him the meaning of hard work.moreless
The Cattleman's Ranch serves as a polling place; Jessica reports an employee whom she suspects is an undocumented immigrant only to have the INS question her immigration status; and Eddie and his friends argue over who killed Tupac Shakur.moreless
Louis is disappointed that Jessica does not get into the Hallowe'en spirit. Instead, she is writing a horror novel. Eddie and his friends are excited to ho to Nicole's 9th grade party, and Emery and Evan debate costumes.moreless
Eddie shows Emery the ropes at middle school, where he uses fake Chinese customs to fool the teachers and staff into giving him special privileges; and Jessica is upset when Louis hires a housekeeper to help lighten her load at home.moreless
The Huangs travel to Taiwan to make peace with Louis's brother Gene, and they are surprised at the affluent lifestyle he leads.
In the Season 2 finale, Louis' visiting brother has big news for the family. He is getting married, and he wants all of the family to be at the wedding, in Taiwan. But Louis is still harboring resentment with him over how the Huangs first came to America.moreless
Louis gives advice to Emery, who is having trouble with a schoolboy, and learns some lessons about being himself. Meanwhile, Eddie goes on a field trip with Jessica as parent chaperon, and finds out she has a fun side.moreless
The Huangs go to the bank to open Evan's first bank account, but he can't decide whether to use his Chinese name or not.
Louis is busy with his restaurant because a business convention is in town, so when Eddie comes home from school with lice, he leaves Jessica to handle the situation, even though she is busy preparing brochures for the investment property.moreless
Louis breaks his leg while dancing in the kitchen, and is forced to stay home with the boys, which frightens him because he is used to seeing them for a few minutes each evening while he plays the cool dad. He tries to find innovative ways to entertain them, but runs out of ideas. Meanwhile, his Cattleman's Ranch is launching a takeout service, and since he can't be there to supervise, Jessica is forced to take his place. But she has no faith in the employees and is too tough in bossing them around, so a shrewd Louis makes her promise not to fire anyone.moreless
Jessica and Honey want more "girltime" together, but Louis keeps interrupting, so Jessica encourages him to take up pool. But she regrets it when he partners with an attractive woman in a pool league. Eddie is jealous when he learns Alison had a crush on Dave before him.moreless
After Emery show a lot of promise as a tennis player, Louis and Jessica hire Billie Jean King to train him, but she proves to be too aggressive. Meanwhile, Eddie helps Evan, who is in trouble for a gambling debt.moreless
Louis has just bought his first home computer, and while searching the web for his restaurant, stumbles upon a critic's website, which has given Cattleman's Ranch a bad review. When he e-mails the critic and asks him to re-evaluate, the Huangs are shocked to find out it is none other than Philip Goldstein, Eddie's former friend at school.
Meanwhile, Eddie is being aggressively pursued by a girl he does not like, which causes friction in his relationship with Alison. Too shy to talk to her on the phone, he turns to making a mix tape to express his feelings, with decidedly mixed results.
Marvin and Honey babysit the boys, so Louis and Jessica can go out for Valentine's Day. Eddie plans to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert.
The family is planning to return to D.C.'s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Louis, however, forgets to book the trip. They try to organize a local celebration, with disastrous results. Eventually, their friends combine to stage a party at the restaurant.moreless
Jessica and Honey get into an argument about the investment property. Louis' friend Barry stays with the Huangs, while Eddie gets a job at DMX's house, but cannot disclose it.
The Huangs are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and Jessica wants to outdo her sister, who has hosted the past few years.