In the episode, "Here's the Kicker," Mike is ecstatic when Eve is picked to be her high school's first female kicker. But Vanessa feels high school football could be risky for their youngest daughter. Meanwhile, Eve wonders if her boyfriend, Justin, is more envious instead of enthusiastic about her achievement.
In "War Games," when Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of "war," Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games. Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates.
The longtime friendship between Mike and Ed is challenged when Ed's pushy girlfriend, Wendi, thinks Outdoor Man store owner Ed and not Mike should be the face of the sporting goods store. Meanwhile, Eve feels the pressure of being labeled her high school football team's "female" kicker.
When Mike and Boyd narrowly miss a sinkhole on the interstate, Boyd becomes petrified of leaving the house. Matters get more complicated when Mike and Ryan have different opinions on how best to ease Boyd's fears.
Mike and Chuck debate the merits of a local ballot measure merging their upscale neighborhood high school with one in the inner city. For Halloween, Ryan dresses up Boyd as a lump of coal - another reminder to Vanessa how her job as a geologist may be hurting the environment.
Mike gives Mandy tips about her online clothing company by suggesting she set aside money for taxes, but she has a different plan: She opens a pop-up store at her grandfather's marijuana shop.
A vaccination debate erupts between Kristin and Ryan, and Mike gets in the middle of it. Elsewhere, Mandy doesn't believe Kyle let Eve win in a shooting-gallery game.
Kyle has an accident on his motorcycle, which leads Mandy to worry about his safety and Ed to fret about a potential spike in health-insurance rate. Meanwhile, Ed makes an unexpected announcement; and Eve gets to play in a football game.
Mike and Chuck search for rare incandescent lightbulbs after Vanessa gives away Mike's last ones. Meanwhile, Mandy reveals her plans to move into an apartment, but she leaves out an important piece of information.
Now that Vanessa is following her passion to become an inner-city high school teacher, Mike is inspired to rekindle his dream of opening up a fish and game restaurant in the Outdoor Man store - and asks Kristin to be his business partner. Meanwhile, Eve takes Mandy pheasant hunting to get feathers for her hats.
Mike and Vanessa offer a generous Christmas gift to Kristin and Ryan, but there are strings attached to it. Elsewhere, a motivated Kyle seeks a poker tutorial from Ed.
Tim Allen reunites with Patricia Richardson, who played his wife on the acclaimed series "Home Improvement." Mike butts heads with his new but noisy neighbor, Helen Potts, for waking up the neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. But when Vanessa and Helen become fast friends, Mike decides to interfere. Meanwhile, Eve learns that Ed isn't the type of Vietnam War hero she thought he was.
When an Outdoor Man billboard is vandalized, Mike wants to hire his neighbor Chuck's security company to protect it. But Vanessa doesn't want to mix business with friendship since she's counting on a teaching recommendation from Chuck's wife, Carol. Meanwhile, Eve benefits from Mandy's philosophical decision to not take credit for doing household chores.
Although Eve insists she's OK after her first high school break-up, everyone has an opinion as to how she should deal with her feelings. To take her mind off it, Mike has her tag along to watch sports on Ed's new 120-inch TV. Also, while shopping for Kristin's wedding dress, she and Mandy fight over how Kristin broke up with Kyle.
When a neighbor's security camera catches Vanessa spraying the neighborhood cat with a hose, an upset Mike feels like they don't have any privacy. But as Mike reviews the security footage, he also sees Mandy in a compromising situation.
When Mike encourges both Ryan and Kyle to stand up for their beliefs, he sees how important it is for them to have a father figure in their lives.
When a homeless man that Kyle has befriended goes missing, Mike uses his vlog to help track him down. Mandy is inspired by Kyle's good deed and in her unique way, helps a young mother from the woman's shelter.
Mandy plans to host a house party—with alcohol—while her parents are away, but those plans change when a very surprised Mike and Vanessa return home early. Elsewhere, Kristin gets cold feet after hearing Ed's unusual theories on marriage and divorce.
When an excited Mandy announces she will accept her dream summer internship job to work with a top fashion designer in New York City -- then suddenly claims she can't go -- Mike and Vanessa want to figure out why she changed her mind.
At the grand opening of The Outdoor Man Grill, things get tense when restaurant manager Kristin feels like co-owner Ed is undermining her ability to run the place. Meanwhile, Eve distances herself from a childhood girlfriend who seems to have a crush on her.
Vanessa plays matchmaker for Eve and sets her up with one of her students - not realizing Eve may already be going out with someone else. Meanwhile, Mike and Chuck suspect Eve is secretly dating Chuck's son, Brandon.
When Mike and Ed take Ryan and his supposedly-ailing dad, Victor, on their hunting trip, Victor admits he wasn't truthful about his reasons for finally coming to see Ryan. Meanwhile, Vanessa scrambles to get more family members to attend Ryan and Kristin's wedding.