Kristin offers to front her the money instead, which causes Mike to accuse her of undercutting their parenting. Meanwhile, Ryan criticizes organized religion by way of a selfie on social media, and gets suspended at work because of it. Beginning this season, now plays Kristin, replacing. Elsewhere, Kristin and Ryan have reserved a night at an with some friends who cancel on them. After learning the gritty truth about what Vanessa really does as a geologist, Eve camps outside the house and refuses to come back inside until Vanessa quits her job. Mike finds out and has to figure out how to get her to kick the habit.
When the competition runs late, Mike has to miss Mandy's school play. Meanwhile, Mandy's choice of an expensive college in does not sit well with Mike and Vanessa, and Mike lets out a secret to Mandy that Ed pulled some strings to get her accepted there. After reading up, Ryan considers getting Boyd vaccinated behind Kristin's back. Meanwhile, Mike tries to teach Eve how to be stealthy. Vanessa, frustrated by her job as an inner city school teacher, wants to teach Boyd herself and implies she is more qualified than Ryan. But Bud is strictly against it, so Mike finds another way to help through a new business that Chuck Larabee has started. Meanwhile, Mandy becomes enraged when Vanessa lets Eve go to a concert in , and begins to believe that Eve gets special treatment because Vanessa loves her more.
Meanwhile, Ed has let a vendor talk him into buying a thousand six-man tents to sell at Outdoor Man, and now he cannot get rid of them. To make sure he and the guys can watch the game without irritating the women, Mike convinces the couple to hold separate parties. This backfires when Eve decides to move out to live in Kristin's basement. Chuck takes over and has a much softer coaching style, but Boyd prefers having Ryan as the coach and wants to quit the team. Meanwhile, Kristin and Ryan invite Mandy and Kyle over to their apartment for dinner.
Meanwhile, Ed insists his superstitious rituals are the reason the Broncos won the Super Bowl the previous season, so he crashes Mandy's shower to watch the game and has the Baxter girls repeat everything they did last year. In 2018, picked up the series for a seventh season. This irritates Mike, who is convinced April only wants to ask for another loan, and he has just used some extra cash to buy a tank so he and Ed can run over old cars and boats. Mandy reveals she lied about how great things went during her internship in New York City. This doesn't work, so Mandy and Kyle decide to fix the problem by getting their own place to live, which Vanessa doesn't want them to do.
Archived from on February 29, 2012. Kyle becomes jealous when Ed takes Ryan out for lunch. Mike thinks she should ignore it, while Vanessa feels Eve should talk to him about it. But Kristin soon realizes that Ryan's method of bribing Boyd with ice cream is not working either. The brothers try to get a loan from a young bank loan officer Richard Clark , but the sibling rivalry between Mike and Jim threatens it. Eve gets upset when Victor Blake does not ask her to a school dance, instead asking her advice about dating another girl. Mike builds a hockey rink in the backyard, and his method of having Boyd burn off excess energy seems to work.
It also complicates the relationship between Eve and her boyfriend Justin, a benchwarmer on the team, after Eve becomes the hero in the next game by kicking the winning field goal. After hiring a to investigate, Vanessa also becomes scared. However, Kyle mistakes Kristin for Mandy, and dates Kristin instead. Bill assumes the bid is a formality, but Ed feels that an attractive young female architect, Alyssa Jackie Seiden , is more qualified. However, her principles are put to the test when Vanessa assumes Eve did the chores and makes a big show of praising her, and Eve does not correct her, preferring to taunt Mandy with it; but then it backfires on Eve. Mike confronts Helen, and finds that she has numerous household projects going since her husband left.
Mandy works as a helper elf for Santa Claus Ed in the Outdoor Man store, until she demands better work benefits. This upsets Vanessa, who just talked to Carol the day before and heard nothing about it. Mike even offers to pay for private school, but Ryan wants to homeschool Boyd instead. When this fails, Mike determines his daughters need to be involved rather than inspired. This backfires when Eve and Mandy make up stories about the family for their Christmas newsletter and Ryan sabotages the church Nativity scene. So of course, he does. Mike also feels left out when Chuck, Ed and Bud all swap war stories.
Archived from on July 19, 2013. Mike ends up being good friends with one of the women until he insults her. Meanwhile, Vanessa has become dissatisfied with her job and is thinking of leaving it. Additionally, Eve, Kristin and Ryan face an awkward situation after the couple discovers Eve's new boyfriend stayed overnight in their basement. Frustrated, he considers going on the road more, hurting Vanessa's feelings. Eve later apologizes to her mother, but Vanessa just gets more angry when she finds out Eve only apologized because Mike told her to do so. However, Victor later tells Mike that he was misdiagnosed and he has not revealed the truth because Ryan finally wants to spend time with him.