Sarah celebrates a milestone birthday and leans on Mr.Cyr for emotional support , while Amber makes an independent move from her family. Unemployed, Adam feels the stress of providing for his pregnant wife and family and ponders a new business venture with Crosby. Julia becomes frustrated with the adoption process and dreams up a bizarre scenario. Meanwhile Haddie's boyfriend Alex reveals hidden information to Julia.
Kristina is concerned over Max's well-being as he attends a mainstream public school. Sarah and Mark Cyr define and grow their relationship while Haddie and Alex may be drifting apart. Meanwhile, the stress of the adoption process causes Julia to act irrationally, and Adam changes his career plans.
Amber revels in her new independence, while Sarah strives to remain a part of her life. Crosby is unsure how he feels about Jasmine dating and she wonders if she now fits in the Braverman family. Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) is concerned about Crosby and Adam's new business venture. Also, Alex receives good news and Zeek imparts relationship advice to Drew.
Zeek lands his first commercial, prompting Camille to reflect on her own achievements. Sarah and Mark take their friendship to a new level while Haddie and Alex grow apart. Meanwhile, Crosby and Adam disagree over a minor parenting crisis, Drew's first date with Amy doesn't go as planned and Jabbar and Max hit a rough patch in their friendship.
Kristina is rushed to the hospital by an unlikely accomplice, while Julia and Joel receive positive news on a possible addition to their family. Jasmine's choice of suitors begins to affect Crosby, while Sarah's ex, Seth, threatens to disrupt her relationship with Mark. Meanwhile, Amber begins to understand Max's mind and helps him mend his friendship with Jabbar.
Kristina exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam and Crosby prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. Meanwhile, Zeek plants doubts in Julia and Joel's adoption plan and Drew takes advice from Amber to move forward with Amy. Meanwhile, Mark Cyr continues to feel uneasy with Seth's involvement in Sarah's life.
After offering to let Seth stay at her apartment once he is released from rehab, Amber begins to understand what Sarah has been going through all these years; Meanwhile, Adam attempts to get intimate with Kristina for the first time since Nora's birth; Elsewhere, Crosby struggles with the prospect of a new father figure in Jabbar's life; and Drew and Amy take their relationship to a new level.
During an intense game of Braverman charades, Joel and Julia come to the realization they may have spoiled Sydney. Meanwhile, Adam and Crosby celebrate a new client at The Luncheonette and Adam experiences an awkward moment with Rachel. Also, Kristina is concerned about Max's new friends at school, and Drew reaps the consequences of disobeying Sarah's rules.
An inappropriate moment at work disrupts Adam and Kristina's marriage. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine reconnect after clearing up Jabbar's misunderstanding of their relationship. In an attempt to boost his college applications, Drew seeks out extracurricular activities and Amber is uncertain about her future. Also, a meeting with Zoe's boyfriend may jeopardize Julia and Joel's adoption plan.
Kristina and Adam become overwhelmed with their work schedules and put Max's well being in danger. Also, Kristina offers Amber a new opportunity, and Crosby and Jasmine struggle to deal with their complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Julia tries to keep her distance from Zoe; Sarah and Mark think deeper into their future.
Seeking his mother's approval, Zeek demands the entire family caravan on a road trip where they encounter many road blocks along the way. While spending time on the road, Adam connects with Haddie, Sarah confronts an embarrassing issue with Drew and Julia learns to appreciate Crosby's odd personality. Meanwhile, Kristina struggles to enforce a harsh punishment she gave to Max for acting out.
Crosby is frustrated when Adam becomes the focus for a local newspaper's piece on the Luncheonette. Meanwhile, Amber struggles to find her place in a new job and Sarah becomes overwhelmed with thoughts of having a baby.
Jasmine becomes uncomfortable as the relationship between Crosby and Lily grows. Sarah goes with Drew and Amy and her parents to visit a local college campus. Camille and Zeek learn that he has a serious but treatable medical condition. Haddie is accepted to Cornell, but Adam and Kristina worry about how they will pay for it. Amber impresses Bob Little at a campaign event. And Zoe begins to realize the seriousness of her decision to give her baby up for adoption to Julia and Joel.
Mark invites Sarah to a friend's engagement party which stirs up a serious conversation about a baby in their future. Meanwhile, Amber receives a job promotion but questions her own qualifications, Adam and Crosby clash over business strategy for The Luncheonette and Zoe's behavior causes Julia and Joel to question their adoption agreement.
Julia struggles to detach herself from getting too involved in Zoe's life, Kristina reacts to Amber and Bob Little's plans to go off on a weekend business trip together and Max tries to use his Asperger's as an excuse to get out of P.E. Meanwhile, Sarah and Mark's plan to have a baby elicits an unexpected reaction from Drew.
Julia heads to the hospital for the birth of her and Joel's son. Meanwhile, Sarah considers the possibility of a new life in New York with Mark, Adam and Crosby receive an extraordinary offer to sell The Luncheonette, and Jasmine and Crosby reconcile their past during a camp out with Jabbar.
The Bravermans come together to celebrate a momentous event while Julia and Joel strive to overcome the emotional rollercoaster adopting a child has put them through. Also, Crosby and Adam decide on the fate of The Luncheonette and Sarah makes a difficult decision about her future.