When Ernie considers marrying a troubled woman, Tammy (GIGI RICE), George risks their friendship to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life.
To earn some extra money Sean takes a part-time job as a limousine driver while Lily and Brad explore their options for college and Eddie gives Jimmy acting lessons.
Max is excited about the Lopez family's trip to Disneyland, but George refuses to go because it reminds him of his deprived childhood. However, he becomes overwhelmed with guilt that he is not sharing the fun with his son. After convincing Benny to drive him to the amusement park, George fails to find his family. But he does get to experience a day at "the happiest place on earth" for the first time in his life--alone with his mom.
Carmen is excited about going to the prom with her boyfriend, Jason, and wants to get her license and drive herself for the first time. Despite the fact that Carmen has a learner's permit, George thinks she's too young to drive.
After Max's mischievous friend Ricky (recurring guest star J.B. GAYNOR) causes more trouble in the Lopez home, George bans him from the house. But Angie persuades George to allow Ricky to live there temporarily because Ricky's parents are having marital trouble. Ricky continues to be a bad influence on Max, however, forcing George to confront Ricky's mother--and George finds out why Ricky has so many behavioral problems. Meanwhile, Ernie enjoys coaching kids' soccer until he learns how involved in the game the parents get.
When Max begins misbehaving at school because of his learning disability--and disrespecting his elders at home--Benny disciplines him, provoking rage from George and Angie.
When George and Angie get into major financial trouble, Benny secretly asks Lydia (guest star Cristina - host of the Spanish-language talk show "El Show de Cristina"), the second wife of George's estranged father, for help. Meanwhile, George does his best to obtain extra money--leading him to encounter some disreputable characters.