After giving his great-grandson Boyd a spanking, Bud is surprised that Mike agrees with Kristen and Ryan about not using that style of discipline as a last resort.
On Thanksgiving, Mike's dad (Robert Forster) announces plans to open a recreational marijuana store; Mike worries what message his dad's business venture will send to the family.
Vanessa feels guilty after encouraging Mandy to end things with Kyle, so she decides to try to make things right.
When Eve's neighbor beats her to starting her annual snow shoveling business, Mike gives her a lesson on capitalism and the free market.
When Mike is reluctant to support a neighbor in her bid for the school board, he comes under suspicion when campaign signs start disappearing; Eve gets mixed messages when Kristin and Many give her advice on romance.
Boyd finds Vanessa's ideas for the Halloween haunted house too scary.
Kristin finds herself comparing her boyfriend to John Baker (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the ambitious owner of the restaurant she manages; as part of Eve's sniper/hunter training, she and Mike try to catch each other unaware.
Vanessa encourages Mandy to enjoy college life and join a sorority; Ed goes under cover to investigate productivity on The Outdoor Man loading dock.
Despite having a good time teaching Eve how to drive, Mike thinks Vanessa should take over so she and Eve can bond; Mandy is annoyed by Mike's endless requests for Kyle to do work around the house.
Mike learns that Kyle's new-found interest in philosophy is distracting him from his work; Mike worries about Boyd attending a bilingual school.
Is a slightly empty nest in Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa's (Nancy Travis) future, since Mandy has been accepted to college? As the other kids age, more change is certain to follow!
When the less-than-studious Mandy gets accepted to not one but two colleges, Kristin realizes it's time to reevaluate where she is in her life.
Mike is surprisingly impressed with Ryan when they take Boyd to a baseball game and have a run-in with a tipsy Bill McKendree.
Mike hires a private soccer coach for Eve to help her chances of getting a scholarship. But all the Baxter ladies become enamored with the young man.
When Mike catches Mandy sneaking into the house late one night after being with Kyle, he wages psychological warfare on the couple.
To celebrate the Buffalo Bill Day Sale-abration, the Outdoor Man puts on a skit based on a Wild West Show, directed by Mike and starring Ed and Eve.
The Baxter family has a good discussion about one of the trickier aspects of parenting -- discipline.
Cop finds himself caught between an organzed crime gang and a ring of crooked cops.
Vernon Wells is a bare-knuckle boxer who is understandably looking to switch careers. Too bad it's a recession.
A lone drifter with a mysterious past comes to a mob infested town and plays one gang against the other for his own profit. Based on Akira Kurosawa's classic 'Yojimbo'.
Mike Baxter discusses ham radio, the FCC and the freedom to say what you want over the airwaves...or the lack thereof.
Why can't every day be Thanksgiving?
Mike Baxter discusses the risks and rewards of finding your purpose in life. Spoiler alert: it's super important.
Mike Baxter believes the prizes should go to the people who have earned them -- and that trying to make it fair actually makes it unfair.
Mike is sure they're different.