In Sarnia, First Nations reservation Aamjiwanaang sits inside a giant ring of industrial plants that spew chemical pollutants. The reservation developed an environmental committee that has uncovered troubling effects from the pollution.
After some nudging, Jay begrudgingly takes Phil out to fly his new model airplane, but a manoeuvre goes awry. Meanwhile, when Gloria drops Manny off to play with Luke, she ends up volunteering to take Alex dress shopping.
Claire and Mitchell's mother drops in for a surprise visit, determined to make amends with everyone she offended during what has been deemed 'The Incident' at Jay and Gloria's wedding. No one is happy to see her, and it all comes to a head at dinner.
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her.
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays.
When Max and Caroline get home from their road trip, Caroline discovers she likes the dessert bar renovations as much as she like Bobby, the contractor on the job. Also, Max rushes to Randy’s side when she hears he's in the hospital in New York City.
Two young waitresses at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business. Working together, these two broke girls living in an expensive city might just find the recipe for their big break.