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
Stewart believes there is a conspiracy against the firm and investigates. Meanwhile, Dean sheds his "Grinder" persona to concentrate on becoming the office intern.
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.
Dean is encouraged by his therapist to dump his Grinder persona and discover the real Dean, and through therapy exercises, he begins to get those around him to come to grips with their own issues, which really gets under Stewart's skin.moreless
An overly dramatic Dean scares off an important prospective client, which prompts Stewart to suggest that it's time to dump his "Grinder" persona and take a reality check by going to see a therapist. But after therapy, Dean overcompensates and starts "therapizing" the entire family, including Debbie, who considers quitting her difficult job.moreless
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
Dean's TV Grinder replacement returns to Boise and Stewart invites him to hang out at the firm, where the two actors' rivalry resumes. Later, when Dean and Stewart argue over who's the better attorney, the brothers square off in a mock trial.moreless
After a falling out, Dean and Stewart square off against each other in a divorce case. Meanwhile, life without Uncle Dean around the house has an impact on Ethan and Lizzie, which Stewart and Deb quickly notice.moreless
Dean spots Timothy Olyphant (as himself) romancing Claire, and feels justified in trying to "win her back" by taking the lead on a case involving her friend, but he resorts to questionable tactics. Meanwhile, Stewart is thrilled to be the subject of a reporter's feature story, but isn't so excited after Dean steps in and turns the focus on himself.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.
Dean is excited to spend a real Thanksgiving celebration with the family, but his meddling uncovers a major, surprising family secret. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama and the show's subsequent cancellation.moreless
The Huangs are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and Jessica wants to outdo her sister, who has hosted the past few years.
Stewart tells Dean that to be considered a "regular guy," he needs to stop relying on his famous reputation, but Stewart has a change of heart when they wind up in trouble and Dean's celebrity may be their only way out. Meanwhile, Debbie hires a new assistant, who needs more assistance from Debbie to do her job.moreless
Instead of following in his father's footsteps and joining the backstage technical crew, Ethan auditions for a role in the school play. Meanwhile, Stewart questions his father about why he gave Dean and him two different takes on how to live their lives.moreless
Louis promotes the Cattleman's Ranch on a local morning news show. Eddie and his friends go on a group date.