Jill wants Tim to convert their attic into office space for her. Tim is enthused, but then Jill changes her mind. They each come to realize why he needs to build it, and why she does not want it built.
A scout from the UNC is interested in Brad for a soccer scholarship. Tim starts to coach him so he improves his game and chances for the scholarship. Brad's ego gets the best of him and he is kicked off the team at high school.
Mark and his friend make a horror movie, with the Taylors being the stars. They are filmed as the perfect family. Tim and Jill view the movie; Mark is shown as the forgotten son who seeks evil, Jill worries Mark really feels forgotten.
Al finds out his former fiancé, Ilene. is engaged to someone else. Al realizes she has moved on, and he has not. Tim takes Al to a night club to meet some women; Al pretends to the the star of Tool Time.
Jill's mother is visiting for Christmas. It is the first one since her husband died. Jill has a hard time seeing her mother with another man. Meanwhile, Tim decorates for Christmas in his usual, over-the-top, way.
Tim teaches an auto course at a community college. Going from the young students to hanging out with his older friends, Tim feels his friends are acting old. He starts to hang out with the college students and keep up with their lifestyle.
Tim found the perfect Granite Guy to replace the counters in the Taylor kitchen. When he arrives, Jill recognizes him as the guy who asked her on a date. She does not say anything to Tim - until the Granite Guy makes a pass.
Heidi has marital problems. Tim suggests that Al take Heidi out and talk with her. Heidi confides in Al, and he talks and listens to her. They become good friends. Tim wonders if there is more going on between them. At home, Jill has a cold.
A St Patrick's Day celebration on Tool Time, and the K&B crew is on hand. Meanwhile, Wilson takes a 3-day vacation while his house is fumigated. Willow stays with Tim & Jill, then goes out at night and does not come home. Jill is worried.
Brad joins the school newspaper where Randy is considered a top writer. Brad writes a light-hearted article about sports, and it gets put on the front page - pushing Randy's serious article to a back page. Randy is upset.
Wilson tells Tim his secret that he once saw a spaceship and aliens. Tim tells the others, who then all start to ridicule Wilson. Wilson feels betrayed and stops talking to Tim. Tim finds a way to apologize.
Randy passes his driving test and gets a license. He wants to drive that night to celebrate, but Jill is reluctant because of what happened when Brad drove his first night. Randy does not think this is fair as each of them are different.
One of Binford's tools is chosen to be included on a space shuttle, and Tim asked to also go. Meanwhile, Mark changes from his all black clothing to a well-dressed teenager, then reverts back. Tim has a decision to make.