Her plan backfires, however, when Louis meets and plays pool with a woman named Toni. The Huangs are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and Jessica is determined to out-do her sister who has hosted in years past. When Louis suggests that Jessica pushes the kids too much, they pit Evan and Eddie against each other in a golf match to put their two parenting styles to the test. Eddie arrives at home to find his family packing boxes and is hit with the realization that he has to leave his friends behind. At home, Emery and Evan hand out candy as. The two ponder how to break the news to Marvin. Clipboard in hand, Louis puts Emery and Evan on table décor duty while he and Jessica prepare the perfect feast.
Eddie then gets mad when Alison mentions she had a crush on his best friend Dave, even though Eddie himself has just planned an ice cream date with Nichole. When he gives them an even lower grade the second time around, Louis and Jessica go all out to bring him and his website down. After being cut in tryouts, Eddie tries to trick Alison into thinking he's still on the team, leading to their breakup after she finds out. Meanwhile, Eddie and his cousin discover the power of the Internet. Meanwhile, Honey takes the death of extremely hard. In many of his interviews, Rock has described Kenny as the reason he got into comedy in the first place.
A fifth season premiered on October 5, 2018. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan purposely misbehave to gain attention from their parents. Meanwhile, Eddie learns how much money Evan is making by taking care of plants and pets for vacationing neighbors and decides he wants in on it. Nicole to her stepmom while also saying she plays for the bar's softball team. Meanwhile, Eddie promised to contact Alison via fax while he was away, but finds access to a fax machine difficult. Elsewhere, Louis tries to bond with Evan in Jessica's absence, while Eddie and Emery make a half-hearted attempt at working out after watching the film. When Connie and the rest of the family arrive, the Huangs run into problems quickly.
Louis is surprised when Michael Bolton decides to bail on their restaurant partnership, allowing to buy out Bolton's share. In doing so, they learn secrets about how each took care of their three boys when they were infants. Eddie and his pals get invited to a Halloween party that Nicole is throwing while her parents are out. Meanwhile, Eddie has figured out that colleges never look at middle-school grades, so he thinks he can coast for the rest of the semester, but Jessica will have none of it. Honey delivers a baby girl, but she and Marvin can't agree on a name.
Sure enough, Louis and Jessica square off in the first scheduled game of the season. When Louis is asked to stand in for a no-show actor, Emery gives his Dad a crooked pep talk, intending to make him nervous because Emery really wants to be in the commercial. Meanwhile, the chicken pox is going around. When King writes back to say he doesn't give recommendations to any authors, Jessica is convinced the letter came from one of King's publicists, and goes on a road trip to Maine with an unsuspecting Honey in tow. This causes problems when wins Olympic gold instead of Kwan, so Jessica decides to come up with a conspiracy theory to explain Kwan's loss, which even Jessica starts to believe it as well. When Jessica is too busy meeting with her book editor and making revisions, Louis gets advice from Marvin on how to rekindle the seemingly dwindling flame in his marriage.
When another funeral and a family wedding follow, Louis tries to force Jessica to converse with her father, projecting his feelings of regret that he didn't spend more time with his own father onto her. Elsewhere, Jessica labors over submitting a cover photo for her new book, not liking any of the ones Honey took, and soon realizes her apprehension is fear of possible rejection of the book itself by the reading public. Janet Jackson could not appear in the episode due to her pregnancy at the time but did promote the episode regardless. Bob and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. Bad things happen to Emery on his first day of school, which Grandma attributes to it being the Year of the Ox on the Chinese calendar.
Unbeknownst to the men, Jessica is also plotting a scheme. Neither group is what they expected, and Honey later learns that she is pregnant again. Season 2, Episode 11 February 2, 2016 Season 2, Episode 11 February 2, 2016 The Huangs' plan to celebrate Chinese New Year with family in Washington, D. Connie and Jessica then race eachother to the market to get a turkey frier, which is supposed to cook the bird in less than an hour. As Evan overextends himself, the stress leads to an angry meltdown in a club meeting, forcing him to have to see the school counselor, to Jessica's annoyance. Wanting to get Jessica and her incessant away from the restaurant, Louis convinces her to home-school the boys. The two are frustrated when Ms.
Emery discovers that Evan's blazer for St. It is further revealed that Jessica simply renews her resident alien green card status over and over, never trying to become a U. The older high-school kids and Eddie's pals think it's lame and leave, but Eddie stays and finds a way to save Nicole's reputation. He wakes up and finds out the Turkey is raw. Eddie helps the guys retrieve their confiscated hackey-sacks from the principal's office, but gets in way more trouble than he bargained for when one of them steals money from the principal's petty cash drawer. In the end, Grandma Huang convinces Evan that the name he's given isn't important; it's what you do in life to make that name important that matters. Season 2, Episode 20 April 26, 2016 Season 2, Episode 20 April 26, 2016 Evan is excited to open his first bank account, but is unsure if he should use his American name or his Chinese name on the account.
Eddie tries to find a way to stay close to the friends he's left behind. Jessica tries to do something about it, even though that's not what Honey wanted her to do. Jessica and Emery hear a spooky voice coming from Grandma's room and follow up when strangers come to the Huangs' door and whisk Grandma away. When Trent brings a beer to share with the group, Eddie painfully learns about something he inherited from his father. Meanwhile, Eddie takes a job at a local furniture store, and offers to work their Halloween night sale.
At home, Emery tries to set up a night for Jessica and Louis to be alone and romantic, but is disappointed when they spend the time doing their taxes. Alison then devises a plan to make a good impression with Jessica. He decides to leave home and live in Horace's apartment. Louis is hit by a football thrown by Oscar Chow and gets moderately injured. Also, a relative from Taiwan sends Evan and Emery a , which takes up way more of their time than they anticipate.