Outdoor Man hosts its annual employee sports contest, and Mike and Ed reconsider including Kyle on their team, fearing he'll hurt their chances of winning. Elsewhere, Vanessa attempts to clarify her unenthusiastic comments about her daughters' hobbies.
Vanessa is acknowledged for her volunteer efforts, but her good news is overshadowed by Mike, who then tries to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Eve becomes apprehensive about starting high school; and Ed wants to use Mike as a model for an Outdoor Man fig (more…)
Vanessa's loyalty to Ed's ex-wife surprises Mike, who doesn't think Ed should reconcile with his ex. Elsewhere, Mandy wants to work with Kristin at the diner so she can earn money for a school trip, but Kristin is hesitant to put in a good word for her.
Patriotic Mike hangs his prize U.S. flag in the yard, inspiring 14-year-old Eve to contemplate enlisting in a Junior ROTC program, which doesn't quite fly with her mother. Later, an encounter with a female soldier at a VFW leaves a mark on the aspiring you (more…)
Eve breaks up with her beau and claims to be fine, but her loved ones aren't so sure, and they all have opinions on how she should handle her post-breakup feelings. Meanwhile, Kristin and Mandy go wedding-dress shopping and get into a dispute about Kyle.
In the fourth-season opener, Eve becomes the first female kicker on her school's football team, which elates Mike and worries Vanessa. Meanwhile, Eve is unsure of how to read Justin's reaction regarding her role on the team.
A downsized Thanksgiving is celebrated by the Baxters because Kristin and Mandy can't be there. Meanwhile, Eve's decision to skip a beloved tradition saddens Vanessa; and Kristin learns that Mandy's not being honest about her Thanksgiving plans.