Jill (Patricia Richardson) is on edge because her mother Nana (Polly Holliday) is coming to visit and she wants everything to be perfect. When Jill finds out that Nana is giving her an old tea set while giving a treasured family heirloom to Jill’s sister, Jill is furious – but she forbids Tim (Tim Allen) from getting involved. Tim tries to keep the secret, but when Nana suggests that Jill’s anger and frostiness is related to a bedroom issue, Tim spills the beans. In response, Nana and Jill have a talk in the backyard in which Jill learns the true significance of the tea set Nana gave her.
Meanwhile, on Tool Time, Tim and Al (Richard Karn) build a deck.