Phil and Claire are trying to orchestrate a kid-free; Jay and Gloria are getting Manny ready for his first solo trip back to Colombia; and Mitch and Cam make it a summer to remember.
Claire makes her big return to the workforce, and Cam starts a new substituting gig at the high school, leaving Mitch to try to juggle Lily's first day in 1st grade and a very important meeting at work.
Phil's job takes up a lot of his time; Luke has his friends over for a poker game; Gloria worries the baby is cursed; Cam hosts a funeral for the cat's imaginary wife.
When Cam's sister comes to visit, he tries to find a gentle way to break the news of his engagement; Phil and Claire decide to miss one of Luke's games; Gloria is in denial about needing glasses.
The adults struggle to make it to a hot new restaurant in time for the reservation Jay pulled a lot of strings to get.
Jay and Manny oppose Gloria's decision to hire a male nanny; Phil and Jay try to cheer up Frank; Mitch and Cam ask Pepper to help plan their wedding.
The family goes to the annual school fair; Phil and Claire each plan a separate surprise for their 20th wedding anniversary; Haley has an awkward encounter.
Claire encourages Jay to go to ClosetCon, where he is reunited with former colleagues; for the first time, Cam takes Lily and Mitch to the Tucker farm.
Cam is extremely focused -- and ruthless -- as a big football game approaches; Claire wants to prove herself at work; Phil tries to teach his children about optimism.
Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own Christmas tree; Gloria is on edge when her mother visits; Mitchell does last-minute shopping to find the perfect gift for Lily.
Phil tricks Luke into taking a dance class; Mitch and Cam try to book a wedding venue.
Gloria has an encounter with a mean mom during the high school open house; Alex goes to a therapist.
Haley turns the tables when Claire and Phil try to talk with her about her future.
Jay misinterprets Gloria's anger over a dream she thinks he had for another offense he committed.
Luke competes against the son of Phil's nemesis in a wrestling match.
Cameron feels competitive when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical; Haley goes to a realtor's banquet with Phil; Mitch struggles to get his bearings at his new job; Jay and Gloria babysit Lily. Aisha Tyler and Will Sasso guest star.
Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding; Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping.
Jay is determined to get the adults' hotel suite upgraded; Claire tries to win back some money. Fred Armisen, Stephen Merchant and Patton Oswalt guest star.
Phil and Gloria get sidetracked at a salon; Jay wants to host a nice family evening.
The family joins Phil as he travels to Australia to fulfill a wish of his mother's. Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) guest stars.
Phil can't handle the stress when he tells Claire an elaborate lie; Jay enters Stella in a dog show.
Mitch and Cam’s wedding is getting too big and costly so they resort to selling a couple of their prized possessions, and the kids play a joke on Phil and Claire.
A series of crises on Mitch and Cam's wedding day put Pepper (guest star Nathan Lane) to the test. Also guest starring Elizabeth Banks as Sal.
Chaos forces Mitch and Cam to move from one contingency plan to another. Guest starring Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman and Elizabeth Banks as Sal.