The Rudy-ing of Toby Murphy – William Penn student, Toby, wants to play football, but since Toby isn’t very good, Coach Mellor hopes to encourage him by telling his players to let him score a touchdown in a scrimmage. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott suggests Lainey find a girlfriend to give her advice on life, so she tries to befriend Wilma to attend a Boyz II Men concert together.
I’ll Be There For You – Overwhelmed by the love she has for Barry, Lainey wants Coach Mellor to have the same feelings for someone special, which proves challenging. Elsewhere, Principal Glascott is unsure of how to handle difficult librarian Dr. Ness, and CB and Wilma disagree on what should be done with him.
Dangerous Minds – In the Season 2 premiere, summer is over. Lainey is excited to be back at William Penn Academy, but Mellor warns her that being a pal to her students is not a good idea. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott introduces the newest science teacher to the faculty, but CB is skeptical of her no-nonsense approach.
Dr. Barry – The Season 1 finale: After initially trying to sabotage him, CB works with Barry and the JTP to help him win back Lainey’s heart. Meanwhile, Glascott faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.
CB Likes Lainey – CB finally gets the courage to tell Lainey that he has feelings for her, but Dr. Barry Goldberg returns, derailing his big romantic reveal. Meanwhile, Glascott discovers that he can’t make every teacher like one another after his plan with the school’s staff goes awry.
Glascott Mascot – Lainey and CB encourage a rebellious student radio club until a rogue DJ starts spreading rumors about them. Mellor takes umbrage when Glascott tries to change the school’s mascot, so as a result, Mellor tries to get the school on board with a competing mascot.
There’s No Fighting in Fight Club – New cheer coach Lainey wants to bring the William Penn cheer team into the competitive competitions of the ’90s, but she runs into push-back from Mellor and the football team. Meanwhile, CB and Glascott are at odds on how to help students resolve their problems, so they create a special kind of club.
Darth Mellor – Lainey encourages Glascott to trust his niece and let her get her driver’s license, only to find Felicia isn’t trustworthy. CB and the student “Star Wars” club bring Mellor along to the premiere of “The Phantom Menace,” but Mellor’s thoughts on the movie cause the club to dissolve.
Lainey and Erica’s High School Reunion -When her high-school reunion is held at William Penn, Lainey tries to hide her teaching job from old classmates, pulling a “Romy and Michele” lie with the help of Erica Goldberg and CB. Meanwhile, Mellor’s distraught to learn his star athlete alum, Ruben Amaro Jr., sees Glascott as more of a mentor than Mellor.
Kriss Kross – Two students show up to school dressed in backward clothes, a la Kris Kross. Lainey tries to get kids to conform to social norms to protect them from ridicule while CB encourages them to embrace their uniqueness. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott struggles to say no to his teachers and disappointing his friends, so he enlists the help of Mellor to lay down the law.