Gerry's father, Francis, visits Xavier, and Gerry decides to take a page from his father's book when dealing with an insubordinate student. Meanwhile, Simon runs away from home, and Trudy uncovers another piece of Malik's mysterious past.
Jay's birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will 'offer' to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago.
The tension heats up in Gate Station as a violent riot erupts between the citizens and the police. Meanwhile, Ashe and Preston confront Governor Eamons regarding their latest suspicions in Joey's murder.
Bow's sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn't have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they've had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time.
Caroline tries to fit in with Max and the diner gang as they go out to get wild and crazy at the St. Patrick's Day parade but finds herself longing to practice her former holiday traditions at the Plaza Hotel.