18 Episodes 2012 - 2013
Season 2 of this sitcom finds Mike (Tim Allen) butting heads with Ryan (Jordan Masterson), the father of Mike's grandson, Boyd (Flynn Morrison). Ryan becomes a bigger presence in Boyd's life, which leads to Mike and Ryan clashing over issues such as Boyd taking Ryan's last name. Ryan also begins to rekindle his romance with Kristin (now played by Amanda Fuller), Mike's oldest daughter. Since Kristin is no longer dating Kyle (Christoph Sanders), he's free to enter into a relationship with Mike's middle daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim). Meanwhile, Mike's youngest, Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), develops a rebellious streak. At one point she ditches soccer practice and gets drunk at a party, and another incident finds her insisting that her mother (Nancy Travis) quit her job at an environmentally irresponsible company. The season also features guest-star appearances from two of Allen's former "Home Improvement" costars: Richard Karn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 31 mins
In the second-season opener, Mandy prepares to vote in her first presidential election, and Mike and Kristin try to sway her vote in opposite directions.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 31 mins
Boyd is reprimanded at school for playing dodgeball, so Mike starts an underground dodgeball club for the local kids—even though Kristin agrees with the school on this matter.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 31 mins
Mike and Vanessa clash over what to tell their neighbours regarding a vandalised car. Meanwhile, Eve gets drunk at a party after her parents refuse to allow her to quit the soccer team.
Ed's Twice Ex-Wife
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 31 mins
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.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 31 mins
After Vanessa's disastrous presentation at career day, Eve insists that her mother resign from her environmentally irresponsible company. Mike defends Vanessa, but Eve won't back down.
Circle of Life
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 31 mins
Mike brings home a duck he hunted, but Kristin objects to exposing Boyd to such violence. Boyd then refuses to eat meat, prompting Mike to help his grandson understand the circle of life.
Putting a Hit on Christmas
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 31 mins
Mike wants to give Vanessa a stress-free holiday without their daughters and grandson, so he tries to send the kids away for Christmas. Meanwhile, Ed goes turkey hunting and shoots a bald eagle by mistake.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 31 mins
Eve gets suspended for calling a classmate a bad name, and Mike is shocked the school classifies this as bullying. Elsewhere, Ryan finds employment, and then he purchases a motorcycle, which disappoints Kristin.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 31 mins
Mike informs Outdoor Man's longtime architect that he may lose his job to a youthful, pretty replacement. Meanwhile, Vanessa gets a promotion at work, but she worries that it was based on beauty and not merit.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 31 mins
The Baxters' hiring of a new housekeeper brings with it questions of immigration, which ultimately lead Ed to check the green-card status of employees at Outdoor Man. Meanwhile, Kristin comes up with a clever moneymaking plan.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 31 mins
Patriotic Mike hangs his prize US 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 young service member.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 31 mins
Mike gives a job to Mandy's new beau, the star quarterback at her school, and Mandy soon realizes he's not a star off the field when he displays a poor work ethic. Meanwhile, Kristin is confused about her relationship with Ryan.
What's in a Name?
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 31 mins
Mike discovers that Boyd's last name has been changed and is no longer Baxter. Meanwhile, the Baxter gals revive their old singing group and make a Valentine's Day music video, which they hope will go viral.
Buffalo Bill Day
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 31 mins
Outdoor Man celebrates Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with a skit directed by Mike, featuring Ed and Eve in starring roles. Meanwhile, Mandy flirts with Kyle, who remains unaware of her interest in him.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 31 mins
Mike plays mind games with Mandy after he sees her sneaking into the house following a late night out with Kyle. Elsewhere, Kristin doesn't want her son to know that she's dating his dad again.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 31 mins
Mike gets Eve a private soccer coach, whom all the Baxter women find handsome and charming.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 31 mins
Bill McKendree taunts Mike and his family at a baseball game, and Ryan impresses Mike with how he handles the situation. Elsewhere, Mandy is deprived of modern technology, so she resorts to using an old ham radio and makes some faraway friends.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 31 mins
In the second-season finale, Mandy gets into two colleges and selects a party school. Meanwhile, Kristin takes stock of her life and runs into an old coworker who's found success; and Eve's neighbor assists her with her junior ROTC contest.