When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett's Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam's ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect ...
Cam wants to throw a New Year's Day feast for the family. Phil's father arrives with his new girlfriend, who happens to be Phil's childhood babysitter. Gloria and Jay must decide who will look after little Joe if something should happen to them.
Phil and Jay get an offer to sell a land investment for a 20 percent profit but turn it down. Cam is petrified to have an MRI so Mitchell tries to ease his fear. Gloria arranges a birthday surprise at Claire's work at an inconvenient time.
After seeing an online video of his Fizbo costume being desecrated, Cam sets out to restore the character's good name; Phil meets his soon-to-be stepbrother; Manny enlists Gloria, Claire and Haley to do a read-through of his newest play.
NBA stars Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan attend the charity basketball game Phil is playing in; Gloria's nemesis tries to shame her for lack of support at Manny's school; Claire tries to keep a work mistake secret from Jay.
Mitch and Cam fight the effects of sleeping pills while rushing to catch a flight; Haley and Rainer re-evaluate their relationship; Phil and Claire meet Alex's new boyfriend when they pay her a surprise visit.
Gloria, Claire, Haley, Alex, Lily, Luke and Manny show support for gender equality and the women's movement in their own ways; Jay and Phil butt heads over their parking attendant; Cam feels jealous when Pam prefers Mitchell's help with the baby.
Mitch and Jay end up at the same resort when they separately seek out a retreat from the family; Phil and Claire struggle to enjoy empty-nester life; not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away, Cam drops in on Gloria.
Manny leaves for college and it's hard to say goodbye to his family. Haley starts working for Luke at the club and Phil and Claire visit Alex at college. Cam and Mitchell have problems with their kitchen.
When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett's Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam's ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.