Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that their parents will go back on their word.
Dre's mother, Ruby, comes for a visit, and she smothers her pork chops with gravy, Dre with love, and would like to flat out smother Bow. Dre tries to find a way to get the two most important women in his life to get along.
Dre wants the family to feel more connected so he embraces what it means to have each other's backs. Bow and Dre invoke "Team Johnson" putting the less-than-enthusiastic Zoey and Andre Jr. in charge of babysitting the twins.
Dre worries Rainbow is questioning his manliness, so Pops tries to help his son save face. Meanwhile, things get awkward when Jr. is selected to play "Romeo" to his sister Zoey's "Juliet" in their school play.
On the way to the Johnson family's annual MLK holiday ski trip, Dre realizes his children may not know the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so he decides to inundate them with Dr. King history facts.