Harper learns that Alex and her family are wizards when she attends a comic-book and movie convention with the Russos, who are assigned the task of stopping rogue wizards from using their magic at the popular event.
Jerry instructs his kids to each select an alternate career in the event they do not become wizards. He ends up disappointed with their choices when Max chooses to be a magician, and Alex and Justin decide to form a band. Fred Willard guest stars.
Justin casts Harper as Tinkerbell when he directs a school production of "Peter Pan," but Alex must play the role when Harper becomes injured. Later, Max writes a review of the play for the school paper.
Justin invents a "helping hand" designed to assist elderly people in order to earn an official spell certificate, but Alex wears the device out by having it do her chores before Justin can present it to the spell superintendent.
Max is visited by Dwayne Johnson and Misty May-Treanor when they learn that he is suffering from a mysterious ailment, but they aren't too pleased when they discover that he created the disorder through magic to get out of gym class. Meanwhile, Alex bonds with a new art teacher who is really a teen under an age spell.
Alex, Justin and Max travel into the future to confront an author (Rachel Dratch) who is using their lives as the basis for her best-selling novels. But they are shocked when they learn her true identity.
Alex becomes a member of her school's Sunshine Club, whose members do good deeds for others, but Alex quickly learns that most of the people involved have a selfish agenda. Meanwhile, Justin is appointed to be Max's chaperone on his first date.