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Reagan and Chris let their daughter Amy sleep in their bed, and now she refuses to sleep in her own. While at the library looking for parenting books on the subject, they run into Jerry, Chris’ unlikeable college roommate. They get roped into attending Jerry’s upcoming pig roast. Jerry tends to have many obscure, hipster-esque interests that he describes as “amazing,” something the Brinkleys can’t stand.
Scott wants to impress his son Kevin and his friends, so he asks Reagan if he can host a sleepover where the kids can camp out in tents in Reagan’s backyard. Reagan reluctantly agrees, but insists on missing Jerry’s party to stay home and supervise the sleepover. Chris doesn’t want to go to Jerry’s party alone, so he invites Ava. He sweetens the deal by offering to help set her up with an eligible bachelor at the party in exchange for Ava being on “Jerry Duty” and acting as a buffer.
Scott offers Reagan some advice on how to get Amy to sleep in her own bed because he went through the same thing with his son, but Reagan laughs him off. Later, Chris uses the advice (which was to get his scent on Amy’s bed) and it works, leaving Reagan shocked. She tells Scott that she is surprised that his advice would work, which he takes offense to because he has been a parent for longer than she has. He’s so upset that he kicks her out of his truck (though they are only two houses away from the Brinkleys’ place). Reagan talks to Chris about it and he confirms that her teasing and insults may have caused Scott permanent damage. She realizes that she may be at fault for his poor judgment and decides to be more supportive of him.
Reagan is concerned with most of his decisions concerning the party (like that the kids are playing with toy swords unsupervised). When the sprinklers go off in the yard, the tents get soaked and the party must move inside. Though everything seems to be focused on Scott’s mistakes, isn’t this one Reagan’s? It’s her house; she should know that the sprinklers will be coming on and should have turned them off. Inside, Scott tries to salvage the party by making s’mores on a gas fireplace. Reagan tries to be supportive by eating the s’more, but says that it tastes like propane.
Chris and Ava arrive at Jerry’s party and Jerry is instantly annoying. He tells Ava that he has never seen her show because he doesn’t own a TV, then tries to schedule a future hang-out with Chris. Ava distracts him and has him take her to show her something so that Chris has time to find her a suitable date. When Ava returns, she dismisses every man Chris has found because she is very picky. When the two return home, Ava tells Chris that she is so picky because she doesn’t want to settle for anything less than what he and Reagan have. Chris goes into the house to get Reagan, who laughs, then explains all of Chris’ faults, right in front of him, to convince Ava that there is no such thing as the perfect man. If Reagan has learned a lesson about criticizing her brother, why does she think it’s okay to criticize her husband like that? Anyway, now that Ava suddenly understands that no man is perfect, she wants to be set up with Jerry.
Scott realizes what Reagan is doing when he suggests a game of midnight scream tag to test whether she supports the idea (she does). She confesses that she feels bad about messing him up and for being a model kid that he couldn’t live up to. He says that she wasn’t a model kid; she was a cautionary tale of everything he didn’t want to be. They fight with the kids’ swords until Chris comes to take them away. How they didn’t wake the children sleeping in the next room even though Chris heard them fighting is beyond me.
In the end, Reagan takes the kids outside to play scream tag in the morning. Scott thanks Reagan for saving the sleepover. Afterward, Reagan and Chris join Ava and Jerry on a double date to a jazz brunch event. The Brinkleys come to the horrifying realization that if Ava and Jerry hit it off, they’ll be stuck hanging out with Jerry often. Guess there are more zany and awkward adventures for the Brinkleys coming up in future weeks.