Cam goes to the hospital with a head injury, but is leery of having an MRI due to a childhood incident in a well on the family farm. Meanwhile, Phil and Jay’s real-estate investment may not turn out to be the dream scenario Phil hoped it would be; and Gloria’s birthday gift for Claire rubs her employees the wrong way after budget cuts at the closet company.
Phil eyes a property he’s always had a desire to develop and wants Jay to be a coinvestor. Meanwhile, Claire’s fondness for a TV chef leads to a new love of cooking Sunday dinners; Mitch and Cam try to teach Lily the value of hard work; and Jay feels left out when Gloria hires a coach for Joe who doubles as a handyman.
Phil summons his alter ego, Clive Bixby, for Valentine’s Day when he worries that the romantic fire in his marriage has gone out. Meanwhile, Gloria is irked by Jay’s apparent favoritism when it comes to Joe’s improper gifts and Manny’s dating insecurity; Cam and Mitch urge Lily, Haley and gal pal Sal to stand up to the men in their lives; and Alex learns she has a secret admirer.
Cam tries to make amends for his Thanksgiving disaster by cooking a New Year’s Day feast for the family, but when this event also goes downhill, the white knight summoned by Mitch turns out to be his husband’s ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Phil is thrown for a loop when his father’s new girlfriend is his childhood babysitter; and Jay and Gloria discuss Joe’s future in case something happens to one or both of them.