With Adam away, Max grows a temper when he finds out more about love and Kristina tries to soothe him at school. Jasmine's mother learns of their financial strains. Amber tries to increase business at the studio. Hank tries to place trust in Ruby but it backfires, leading him to take charge.moreless
Amber tests her maternal skills by babysitting Max and Nora, but she ends up turning to Sarah for help when things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Joel and Julia examine their relationship; Hank has a serious talk with Sandy; and Drew spends time with Zeek.
Max tries to learn about his new friend and receives some sketchy relationship advice from Adam. Meanwhile, Amber develops a crush; Julia's new beau makes an appearance at the family barbecue; Crosby lets loose with Zeek; and Jasmine worries about her husband.
Max forms an intimate new friendship. Elsewhere, Sarah encounters Sandy and tries to understand the role she plays in Ruby's life; Hank deals with a diplomacy challenge; Julia and Joel worry that their separation is having an adverse effect on their kids; and Crosby tries to avoid a crisis by going after Oliver.moreless
The family waits for news about Zeek. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel discuss their relationship status; Amber faces the future with Drew's support; Sarah attempts to get to know Ruby; bad news affects the Luncheonette; and Crosby looks for a way out.
Kristina attempts to meet the needs of her students at Chambers Academy while Adam deals with a lunch vendor who suddenly quit his job. Elsewhere, Zeek faces a difficult health decision; Sydney has trouble at school, prompting Joel and Julia to visit with her teacher; and Sarah tries to figure out how she feels about Amber's news.moreless
Sarah and Zeek head to Las Vegas to celebrate Zeek's birthday as the sixth season opens. Elsewhere, Amber deals with adulthood and new life changes; and Adam and Kristina face the pressure of having their charter school ready in time for opening.