Louis gets himself into a sticky situation when he lies to Jessica and tells her that he loves her newly finished horror novel. With news that Kenny Rogers is paying a visit to Cattleman's Ranch, Jessica insists that Louis give him a copy of her book for his agent, making him extremely uncomfortable. Eddie and his friends purchase a 300-disc CD carousel to play all of their music, but Eddie thinks he's the only one in charge and becomes a tyrant.
The Huangs' idea to skip Thanksgiving doesn't last long when Louis plays matchmaker and invites Grandma's ESL teacher after he notices their flirtation in class. Meanwhile, Evan lets Eddie and Emery sneak him into his first R-rated movie.
Nicole fears disappointment from Marvin, so she struggles with coming out of the closet to him. Meanwhile, Louis wants to manage the Cattleman's Ranch softball team on his own, so Jessica coaches a rival team to prove that she's the superior manager.
Jessica's aunt passes away, so the Huang family head to Houston, where the boys see Jessica's dad for the first time. This prompts Louis to push Jessica and her father closer together; and Evan decides to make Eddie the executor of his will.
Halloween arrives and Louis is disappointed when Evan doesn't take childish delight in the holiday. Meanwhile, Eddie plots to crash a cool older girl's party; and Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man's voice in Grandma's room.
Honey and Marvin want a baby, which upsets the Huangs, who want to spend more time with their pals now that Eddie is mature enough to be left on his own. So Louis and Jessica do their best to dissuade Honey and Marvin from welcoming a new addition.
Eddie tries out for football, despite being forbidden to by Jessica. Elsewhere, Emery finds out that Evan skipped a grade and is now in middle school with him; and Louis battles with Kenny Rogers' right-hand man over changes at the steak house.
In the fourth-season opener, the Huangs move in with Honey and Marvin. Meanwhile, Jessica gets to compete on "Wheel of Fortune"; Eddie starts high school; and Michael Bolton offers to help out at the restaurant to give Louis more time with his family.