A hit-and-run accident involves Joe and Mel's hairdresser, leaving Mel torn about whom to support. Elsewhere, Ryder attempts to win back Stella by staging a big romantic gesture in the middle of her chemistry class.moreless
Lennox's romance with Emerson is exposed, so Mel follows Joe's advice and forbids the relationship, leading Lennox to move out. Elsewhere, Ryder forgets his passport and gets stuck at the Canadian border.
Mel and Joe befriend a married couple, but Mel puts the friendship at risk when she shares a secret Joe told her about the husband. Elsewhere, Zander's failing grades get him booted from art school, so Ryder agrees to let him hide out in the basement.moreless
Joe stirs controversy at one of Mel's work events.
Mel and Joe cohost a local morning show and win over viewers, but their candor about Lennox's and Ryder's lives upsets the teens.
Mel and Joe discover through Lennox's blog that she recently lost her virginity to Zander. Mel is bothered that Lennox downplays sex and didn't feel she could share with her aunt, so she decides to help her niece have a more rewarding sex.life. Joe is completely against this idea, trying to deny the event. After Zander breaks up with Lennox soon after, Joe gets angry and goes to have a talk with him. Elsewhere, Ryder plays up his undeserved rebel reputation to impress his girlfriend, but this approach backfires with her parents, who insist that they stop seeing one another.moreless
Joe encourages Mel to ditch her clingy friend, Anita, but when Mel thinks that Anita's finally out of her life for good, she and Joe begin dating. Mel is convinced Anita just wants to be back in her life, while Joe believes it is a genuine relationship, so they plot to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Lennox tries to figure out why Zander won't share his SAT scores. Upon discovering he scored higher than her, Lennox gets angry and realizes just how competitive she is.moreless
Mel starts to imagine having a family with Austin. However she learns Austin decided he never wanted children at 25 and had a vasectomy. This puts a strain on their relationship. Austin points out that Lennox and Ryder are basically her children, and Joe babysits the neighbor's baby, Tucker, bringing him over to the house so he can remind Mel of her dreams of wanting her own child. Meanwhile, Lennox is faced with the challenge of writing her college admissions essay, and she hires Ryder to boss her around until she finishes.moreless
Mel and Austin's romantic weekend adventure gets ruined thanks to Joe, and they aren't allowed to have sex. Meanwhile, Ryder gets a classmate when Joe introduces him to a fellow home schooled student, but Ryder is annoyed by how much of a nerd he is.moreless
Mel reunites with an old friend from childhood, while Lennox starts a new business with her blog.