In the second-season opener, Mel has her home renovated, but the construction work does not go smoothly. Meanwhile, Lennox's school puts on a play she wrote, but the audience reaction is not what she anticipated.
Mel and Joe attempt to respect each other's privacy after they have a quarrel about boundaries. Elsewhere, Lennox dreads working on the spirit committee at school, but her attitude changes after she meets the president of the club.
Joe thinks Mel is involved with a married man, so he plots to expose her affair. Elsewhere, Lennox runs into problems with her friend's new beau; and Ryder searches for a birthday gift for Holly. Series star Melissa Joan Hart directed the episode.
Mel punches a man while defending her nephew, and a video of the altercation gets posted online. Mel then finds a way to make this benefit her campaign, but Ryder's humiliation lands him in hot water at school.