After Adam decides to see the movie Willow instead of spending Mother's Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her good graces. Barry is tired of his status as the middle child.
Having become obsessed with game shows since leaving college, Erica decides to apply to appear on television quiz Jeopardy! A new crush makes Barry realise that he might not be quite over Lainey yet.
The Dropouts are booked to perform a gig at a charity carnival, and Adam takes the opportunity to make his first rockumentary. Beverly's concerns about Murray's health push him to the limit.
Adam is thrilled when he is asked to design his own video game for a school project. Beverly frets that Pops is too keen on gambling, so she ropes Lainey's father Bill into her latest scheme to help.
Beverly and Adam team up to do a mother-and-son cookery show on public access TV. When Barry ruins the one college letter of recommendation that he is able to obtain, Murray must step in to help him.
Erica, Barry and Adam are not happy when their distant relative Gleb visits from Russia, until they realise that he can make their lives easier. Meanwhile, Beverly starts working on her own cookbook.
Adam and Johnny Atkins compete to become head of the Highlander Club at school, though Beverly would prefer them to bond. Barry worries that he will fall out of touch with all his high school friends.
Erica and Valley Erica find a new band member to replace Lainey, with some assistance from Geoff. Adam and Murray plot to escape from Valentine's Day dinner with Beverly.
Adam is terrified when he and his friends are recruited to the school baseball team, but he realises that Principal Ball has a master plan. Geoff's father interferes in his relationship with Erica.
Beverly decides the street where the family lives needs another stop sign and pleads her case to the city authorities. And Barry panics when he realises that he's neglected his college applications.
Murray and Geoff try to pull Beverly, Barry and Erica out of their shared misery after Lainey's departure. Coach Nick arrives in class and uses fear as a motivator, amplifying Adam's dread of the gym.
Barry and Lainey's wedding date is looming and Beverly is in her element, but is the groom starting to have second thoughts? Geoff is concerned about Adam's shortcomings as a wedding videographer.
Barry is thrilled that his engagement to Lainey enables him to celebrate Christmas, much to Beverly's annoyance. Murray's brother Marvin makes a big promise to Adam that has a surprising outcome.
Barry thinks he wants a wild bachelor party, but when confronted with the reality, he realises Adam's idea of a low-key event is more his speed. Beverly surprises Murray with an expensive sports car.
Concerned about his father's health, future doctor Barry enlists his friends and Coach Mellor to help get Murray into shape. Beverly realises Erica and Adam don't want any of her priceless heirlooms.
Adam's obsession with toys becomes a cause for concern for Beverly and Murray. Erica's band decide to audition for a reality TV talent show, but a clash of egos threatens the project.
Murray becomes an overzealous stage parent when he learns Adam has no interest in auditioning for the school production of Fiddler on the Roof. Beverly can't stop interfering with Erica's career plan.
When Jackie's parents allow Adam to watch a horror film, a disagreement between the families ensues. Erica hangs out at her old high school, but soon realises she's not as popular as she once was.
Adam tells Beverly he doesn't want her to chaperone the school trip to a theme park, so she tries to manipulate him with 'guilt letters'. Geoff realises he doesn't want the same career as his father.
Erica thinks that all her singing dreams are about to come true when she lands a job at the new karaoke bar in town. Murray tries to teach Barry and Lainey how to be financially responsible adults.
Adam's girlfriend Jackie returns after spending the summer in New York, but she's changed so much that she seems like a different person. Beverly is not happy with Lainey's culinary skills.
It's Adam's 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey's unexpected engagement and Erica's musical ambitions to remember their youngest son's big day