The girls accept the challenge, while Mandy and Kristin also try to get Eve to open up about why she seems so unhappy. Mandy begins dating her school's star quarterback, which has her asking for Eve's help to brush up on football facts. Meanwhile, Mandy decides to become a , but Kristin and Eve are convinced it is one of her passing phases and tease her about it. Mike shares concerns with Ed about his track record four divorces , which has Ed upset until he learns that Mike is mostly relaying Vanessa's feelings. Eve starts to wonder if she may be a cold, unfeeling person.
Mike tries to snap him out of it by advising him to focus more on his family than the current political climate, but this backfires when Ryan takes this to mean he should move Kristin and Boyd to Canada. This makes Thomas the second Home Improvement regular after Richard Karn to appear on Last Man Standing. As of April 19, 2019, 150 episodes of Last Man Standing have aired. 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. Meanwhile, Kristin, Ryan, Mandy and Kyle decide to hold a seance in Kyle's mother's trailer, but a misunderstanding may cause trouble with the law.
The episode order was then extended to five additional episodes, taking the final total to eighteen for the season. Kristin has been working hard on it for days, but Ryan feels neglected because she has been spending all of her time at the restaurant preparing every little detail. Beginning this season, now plays Kristin, replacing. Ed accidentally shoots a bald eagle, mistaking it for a wild turkey, and has Kyle help him dispose of it. Ed is excited because this is an honor he's wanted his whole life, but tensions rise when he intends to submit a 1,000 year old spearhead under his own name even though Mike actually found it. So Mike decides to dress up Boyd and take him trick-or-treating, directly disobeying Kristin's orders.
Rob initially hits it off with them, but then Mike finds out he's a recovering alcoholic. 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. Mike finds out and has to figure out how to get her to kick the habit. Meanwhile, fed up with Mandy constantly taking his money, Mike decides to get her a job as a pizza delivery girl, but Vanessa takes issue with this. Mike and the Baxter family fight city hall after the city orders that an old tree on their property be cut down. Kristin is furious and tells him not to come home.
Meanwhile, Mandy wants only money for Christmas, so that she can spend it on what she wants without the hassle of returning gifts for cash. Mike tells Kyle to use him and Vanessa as a strong marriage example, but Kyle tells Reverend Paul about a recent argument Mike and Vanessa had over their vacation plans, so they end up in therapy instead. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, Kyle reveals that he actually does want to propose to Mandy, but, to Mike's pleasant surprise, wants to be further along in his career before he does so. While reviewing plans for the Outdoor Man Grill with Ed, Kristin begins to get nervous about her upcoming wedding after Ed tells her about his four failed marriages. Matters become even worse, when Ryan draws up legal papers to spend time with Boyd. Mike is upset that Bud's girlfriend Stella , who Mike did not know about before, has moved in with him. Mike even offers to pay for private school, but Ryan wants to homeschool Boyd instead.
However, she does not tell her parents that Kyle will be moving in with her. In April 2019, Fox renewed the series for an eighth season. Eve is puzzled why Mandy took the blame. Meanwhile, with most of the Baxters' relatives declining to attend the wedding, Vanessa is desperate to fill their side of the church. However, Mandy feels that her professor's textbook approach to conflict resolution is better than Mike's experienced approach and tries to prove it by settling an argument between Chuck and Joe, which only makes things worse. Elsewhere, Eve is caught off-guard when Rob tells her he loves her. 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.
Mandy agrees, but she becomes upset when she discovers that one of the items being sold is a teddy bear she gave Kristin that had special meaning. Meanwhile, Vanessa is excited to see the new movie with Mandy and Eve, but both of them already saw the movie and try to keep it a secret from her. Ultimately, Mike is supportive when he learns that Carol's ideas on cost-cutting mirror his own, while Vanessa withdraws her support after Carol says she would cut an after school art program. Meanwhile, Vanessa, Kyle, Kristin and Mandy help Jen ask a popular student to prom. Kyle, however, soon finds himself tested when Joe and Chuck want to file a complaint against Mike. This especially bothers Ryan, due to his pacifist beliefs. In reality, she is afraid to take the risk, feeling that Ryan's job does not provide enough of a safety net.
The stress of the situation eventually bleeds into the rest of the family, which culminates in Boyd running away from home. Mike also feels left out when Chuck, Ed and Bud all swap war stories. Meanwhile, Mandy chooses a very revealing costume for a party but Mike disallows it, and Vanessa's equally revealing costume draws the attention of the Baxters' obsessive neighbor, Bill Calhoun. Meanwhile, Boyd talks Ryan and Kristen into dogsitting for a friend of his and Ryan is surprised when the dog hates him. Mike and Mandy try to help her get a new teaching job, but she keeps getting , causing her to think about getting plastic surgery in order to compete. Elsewhere, Kyle carves a bar of soap into Mandy's favorite bird for a Valentine's Day gift. Ed wants her to fire Eve after a poor audience reception, but Kristin doesn't want to fire her own sister.
Mike is certain Ryan's attitude stems from not being the family breadwinner. Eve finds out about this and decides to take matters into her own hands. When Dave reappears, Kyle offers him a place to stay, but his friend takes advantage of his kindness. When Kristin tries to do so, she discovers that Kyle actually made Mandy a present in his taxidermy class. Meanwhile, Mandy is surprised to learn that Kyle continued to pursue Kristin for six months after their breakup.