Last Man Standing - Season 3

ABC (ended 2017)




Episode Guide

  • Elfie
    Episode 11

    In the spirit of Christmas, Mandy plays Santa by anonymously arranging a holiday surprise for Blanca, the Baxters’ housekeeper. Also, when Vanessa gives Boyd a "magical" Elf doll, Ryan wants to tell Boyd it's just a doll, but Mike wants Ryan to see that a little Christmas spirit isn't a bad thing.

  • Ryan v. John Baker
    Episode 4

    When Ryan organizes a strike for higher wages, it creates an extreme hardship on Kristin, who is torn between her loyalty to him and their son Boyd, and the advances of her boss, John Baker. Ryan's inability to support them also causes friction between him and Mike, who urges him to end the strike or get another job. Jonathan Taylor Thomas guest stars as the owner of the upscale restaurant where Kristin works.

  • Thanksgiving
    Episode 9

    Mike's father Bud arrives for Thanksgiving taking everyone by surprise when announces his plans to open a recreational marijuana store. Mike struggles to either support his Dad or question the message this new business venture.

  • 11/1/13
    When Mike is reluctant to support a neighbor in her bid for the school board, he comes under suspicion when campaign signs start disappearing; Eve gets mixed messages when Kristin and Mandy give her advice on romance.
  • Tasers
    Episode 15

    A large bouquet of roses is delivered anonymously to the Baxter's house on Valentine's Day which Kristin suspects her boss, John may be the secret admirer, while Mandy assumes the flowers are from Kyle. Eve conducts interviews on who is to become her new boyfriend.

  • Spanking
    Episode 10
    After giving his great-grandson Boyd a spanking, Bud is surprised that Mike agrees with Kristen and Ryan about not using that style of discipline as a last resort. Meanwhile, when Mandy gives boyfriend Kyle a porkpie hat, he thinks it's because she wants to "brand" him.
  • Pledging
    Episode 3
    Vanessa encourages Mandy to enjoy college life and join a sorority; Ed goes under cover to investigate productivity on The Outdoor Man loading dock.
  • Project Mandy
    Episode 18
    Mandy decides to quit college and start a career in fashion design, but Mike's opposed to her abandoning her education. The situation then gets even more complicated thanks to Grandpa Bud's input.
  • All About Eve
    Episode 12

    Eve posts one of Mike's political charged vlogs on her Facebook page but ignores the kids at school after they give her a hard time for her own views causing Vanessa to worry that he daughter maybe an outcast. The Baxters find themselves in trouble with a local patrolman and Mike is outnumbered when the women in his family get off with warnings.

  • Haunted House
    Episode 5

    Vanessa takes over the Halloween haunted house fundraiser for Boyd's school, but her ideas scare him, which leaves Mike to find a way to reassure Boyd and to help him face his fears.

  • Shoveling Snow
    Episode 7

    Eve is thrilled after a snowstorm hits, cause she can start her annual snow shoveling business, but finds out her friends have beaten her to it, leading Mike to give his daughter some advice.

  • Breaking Boyd
    Episode 13

    Boyd becomes a discipline problem at school, when Kristin explains that the school counselor suggests he go on medicine for ADHD, both Ryan and Mike passionately disagree. Mandy spends all of her free time studying in an effort to get good grades for a change.

  • Vanessa Fixes Kyle
    Episode 8

    Vanessa feels guilty when she encourages Mandy to break things off with Kyle, she vows to make things better, but her efforts only makes matters worse.

  • 1/24/14
    Boyd's school considers a change after his research on its namesake causes outrage; Mandy relies on Blanca's expertise while working on a class project.
  • Eve's Boyfriend
    Episode 17
    Eve has a new boyfriend but refuses to talk about him. After Vanessa pressures her for some good ol' girl talk, Eve concedes and opens up, much to Vanessa's joy. But when Mandy and Kristin catch wind that Eve's boyfriend is taking part in the same overnight Junior ROTC camping trip as Eve, their past mistakes prompt them to be concerned.moreless
  • Mutton Busting
    Episode 22
    In the third-season finale, Boyd enters a mutton-busting competition at a rodeo. Elsewhere, Eve and her boyfriend don't see eye-to-eye on her prom attire.
  • Stud Muffin
    Episode 16
    The Baxter's neighbor Chuck Larabee stops by with his German Shepard, Lady, to let them know that their tiny dog, Muffin, has impregnated his dog. Chuck is very selective about who Lady breeds with because purebred German Shepard puppies are in demand, and he's not pleased at the litter of mutts Muffin has caused. Meanwhile, Eve takes the highroad and leaves a note on the parked car that Mandy hit, but somehow Mandy reaps the benefits of her sister's integrity.moreless
  • 4/18/14
    Vanessa's freeloading sister visits, and true to form, she's looking for a donation to her nest egg, since she's decided to have a child and needs money for a donor egg. Meanwhile at work, Mike pulls a prank on Chuck Larabee.
  • Driving Lessons
    Episode 2
    Although Mike is having a great time teaching Eve how to drive, he thinks Vanessa should take over so she can have a chance to bond with her daughter. Meanwhile, Mandy is annoyed with Mike's constant requests to her boyfriend, Kyle, to work around the house
  • Parenting Bud
    Episode 20
    After Bud is attacked while unloading a truck at his recreational-marijuana shop, Mike reluctantly must admit that his father is getting old and tries to come up with suggestions on how Bud can better protect himself. Later, Vanessa has a discussion with the girls about how they may need to take care of her and Mike when they reach a certain age.moreless
  • Hard-Ass Teacher
    Episode 19
    Eve wants a new math teacher because hers has a reputation for being tough, and she needs straight A's. However, Mike worries that she's opting for an easy way out of a challenging situation.
  • Back to School
    Episode 1

    Kyle is distracted from his work by his new interest in philosophy. Meanwhile, Mike is upset that Boyd will be going to a bilingual school instead of one in his neighborhood.