The Pearsons are in the video store trying to decide what to rent before they are snow bound. Kevin is whiny and Rebecca asks him why. She feels his forehead. He’s burning up. It’s not just a fever. He’s got the chicken pox. The doctor recommends exposing all the kids to it so they can get it and be done. Randall is not happy about that.
Adult Randall is doing his daughter’s hair. Beth tells the girls to get ready for school and once they are out of the room turns to Randall about Deja’s hair. She hasn’t washed in the two weeks that she’s been with them. Randall wants to give her a chance to settle in first.
Kate is working out. Toby made super healthy muffins but she is using it as motivation to keep going. He tells her that she has been a champ. Kevin is on set. The producer sees him hobbling and inspects his knee. Kevin needs a medic.
Jack and Rebecca are helping Kevin and Kate with the chicken pox. Randall is trying to catch them so he can be healthy for the science fair when there’s a knock at the door. It’s Rebecca’s mother.
Kevin goes to a doctor. He tore something and needs surgery. He’s not happy. As they put him under, he thinks about Jack. Rebecca and Jack talk about her mother being awful while said mother is in the room with the kids. She gives them gifts. A football helmet for Kevin. A dress that’s too small for Kate. And a basketball for Randall, for the third time.
Randall has taken the kids bowling. Deja takes issue with the idea of bowling shoes when she hears the girl behind her mocking her hair. She shoves the girl and the girl’s father steps in. Randall tries to talk the man down but it doesn’t work. Deja walks out and Randall takes the girls and follows.
Toby and Kate are helping Kevin settle in after surgery. He’s on the phone with Sophie. Kate hears him say that he’s fine and takes it as a reason that she can go to yoga. Toby tries to do what the doctor said but Kevin says that he’s an expert and takes off the brace.
Young Kevin is scratching his chicken pox and Jack tries to give him a mind over matter pep talk but Grandma wants him to stop. She has a headache. Randall and Beth talk about talk about Deja. He’s wallowing that his bonding attempt failed. Young Randall is still trying to get sick. It’s not working. Rebecca’s mother runs her mother and talks down to Rebecca. Jack has a fever now too.
Beth finds Deja packing. She thought she was getting kicked out. Beth tells her that’s not the case and then talks to her about washing her hair. She tells her they can go to a salon or she will do it herself. Kate goes to buy weight loss pills. Beth helps Deja do her hair. They have a moment.
Not bonding with her mother? Rebecca. She’s finally had enough and starts to yell at her mother. She tells her that she is racist and she wants her out because it’s bad for Randall. Speaking of, he’s come downstairs and heard the whole thing. He’s got the chicken pox now too.
Kate tries on her goal dress. It fits and Toby is thrilled. Kate doesn’t seem to be. Randall doesn’t understand how his grandmother is racist. She doesn’t say mean things. Rebecca and Jack try to explain it to him.
Randall and Beth talk about how they make a good parenting team. He goes to see Deja and apologizes for his behavior. Then he blows up Beth’s spot and reveals that she told him what Deja told her in confidence.
Kevin is on the treadmill. Toby thinks he is being nuts and stops it. He doesn’t want Kevin to screw up his knee for the rest of his life. Kevin is more worried about his knee screwing up the rest of his life. It’s happened before. He played ball in high school. He was good. Scouted by colleges good and then his knee got whammied and it was all over. He appreciates Toby’s effort but he’s not letting his knee blow another dream. Production has already started cutting him out of scenes.
Jack finally wakes up from his fever coma. He asks for tylenol which is downstairs. Rebecca will go get it. Jack finds out that they have all been avoiding going down because Rebecca’s mother is down there. He has to do something. He gets up and goes to shovel out. Kevin helps.
Adult Kevin is watching his football highlight reel while doing rehab exercises. It’s mostly Jack cheering him on. Kevin takes a pain pill. He gets to set. He didn’t slow things down. Rebecca tells her mother that Jack cleared her car out. She can go. Her mother tries to defend her actions but Rebecca isn’t all that interested.
On her way out, she says goodbye to Randall. He’s a little snarky. Deja cuts her own hair. It’s choppy and Beth is visibly upset when she comes down for breakfast. Kate is at the doctor. She bought the vitamins she was advised to take. She’s pregnant.
I thought Kate was falling down some evil pill rabbit hole. I’m glad to see she’s not. Kevin on the other hand… someone needs to help him out. And why would Randall open his mouth like that?!?! Man things were finally looking up. He needs to get his act together. Rebecca’s mother was awful.