As Emma and Maggie unpack Emma’s stuff from China, Zach enters dressed to the nines for his first date with Cecilia, a woman he’s been dating online for the past three months but hasn't met in person. In light of Bruce’s recent cyber shenanigans, Maggie is immediately suspicious. Emma tells her not to worry and sets off to drop her boxes off at Maggie’s storage unit. While there, she discovers a startling secret about Bruce.
Shawn and Gus crash a crime scene of an apparent suicide. One of several in the last few months. This one was an overdose of pills, or so it seems. While in the apartment, though, Shawn notices a few things that might point more toward murder. When no one believes his psychic vision of foul play, he insists he’s not leaving until he talks to the witness - the victim’s cat.
It’s the first day back at school for the kids and, at the Dunphy house, Phil oversteps when he misreads how Claire is coping with an empty nest. Over at Jay’s, he and Gloria are in disagreement over Manny’s interesting choice of outfit for his first day of class, and Mitchell and Cameron freak out after Lily gets her first bump on the head.