Part 1 of 2. Eddie graduates from middle school; Jessica sets her sights on a new private school for Evan and explores the idea of moving the family to a new upscale neighborhood; and Louis gets an opportunity to expand Cattleman's Ranch with his new silent partner, singer Michael Bolton.
Jessica is thrilled to hear Evan is interested in joining the debate team. Yet, when her protégé becomes so good that he beats her at her own game, she second guesses her worth. Meanwhile, Eddie and Emery team up to enter a comic book contest.
Upon learning that Tiger Woods is half Thai, Louis and Jessica get inspired to groom Eddie and Evan into becoming the next great Asian golf prodigies. Jessica believes that a strict, rigorous training regimen is the recipe for success, while Louis thinks a more relaxed approach will yield stronger results. So, they put their differing parenting styles to the test and make a bet to see who can develop the better golfer. Meanwhile, Emery wants to publicize the fact that Tiger Woods is half Asian.
Louis worries that Grandma's new motorized wheelchair gives her too much freedom, so he keeps a close eye on her; Jessica fears that Emery's sentimental ways have turned him into a hoarder; and Eddie tries to hustle his way into Evan's side business.
When Jessica tries to sleep off a bad flu, Louis and the boys splurge on a PPV wrestling match that she would never allow. As they watch, taking every precaution to ensure she's not disturbed, they're shocked to learn she's having some fun of her own.
Jessica's ultra-competitiveness becomes an issue when the Huangs host a couples game night, forcing Louis to talk to her about her behavior. In other events, Emery and Evan help Eddie grieve the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Jessica is excluded from the Neighborhood Watch because of her not being a team player, but her security measures are shown to be better than the others' when Ann's son goes missing. Meanwhile, Eddie plans the perfect first kiss with Alison.
Jessica is happy that her sister Connie is finally going to college until she learns it's for art; Marvin and Honey visit a retirement home with Eddie, Emery and Evan; and Honey realizes the longterm difficulties that the age difference between herself and Marvin presents.
Jessica pushes the family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges on Chinese New Year's eve in order to ensure good fortune for the coming year; and enlists Emery to help her keep her temper in check. Louis and Evan, meanwhile, head out on a hunt for hate mail; and Eddie entertains his lame cousin.
Eddie takes Alison to see a modern remake of "Romeo and Juliet" for their anniversary, but Alison fears that their relationship has lost its spark; Jessica is called for jury duty; and Emery and Evan struggle with raising a digital pet.
Jessica is flummoxed when Evan attends church instead of accompanying her to Costco; Marvin treats Louis to a free teeth-whitening session; and Eddie and Emery become creative when getting rid of healthy cereal.
Louis and Jessica open Cattleman's Ranch on Thanksgiving, which inspires Emery and Evan to take heed of the restaurant business; and when Eddie decides to blow off the rest of eighth grade, Jessica teaches him the meaning of hard work.
The Cattleman's Ranch serves as a polling place; Jessica reports an employee whom she suspects is an undocumented immigrant only to have the INS question her immigration status; and Eddie and his friends argue over who killed Tupac Shakur.
Louis tries to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she's too busy drafting her first horror novel to notice; Emery and Evan debate costume choices; and Eddie and friends are thrilled to party with high schoolers at Nicole's house.
Eddie shows Emery the ropes at middle school, where he uses fake Chinese customs to fool the teachers and staff into giving him special privileges; and Jessica is upset when Louis hires a housekeeper to help lighten her load at home.
The Season 3 premiere finds Louis and family traveling to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene; and Louis doubting the life he's built for himself in Orlando after seeing how well Gene lives. In other events, Jessica leads a tour of her favorite childhood locales for Eddie, Emery and Evan.