Jackson is D.J.'s oldest son, he worshipped his father and is having a difficult time coping with the loss. When Jackson's father was still alive, he would take him to ball games and let him sit inside a firetruck.
Our Very First Show, Again - Stephanie brings Jackson and Max the hottest dance hits from the clubs of London, but deemed as inappropriate by D.J., she has to take them back.
At the going away party for Danny, Jesse and Joey, Jackson wants to know when Jesse got his first motorbike. When Jesse tells Jackson he was 10, Jackson wonders why he being 13, still only owns a dirt bike. He is forced to talk to Ramona by D.J. and Kimmy.
After the party it is his job to take out the trash, but he gets his younger brother Max to do it for him. When Ramona walks in she enquires to why Max is doing Jackson's job for him. Jackson told Max that he implanted a tiny explosive in Max's brain that he could detonate at any moment. Ramona gets Jackson to admit to Max that he lied about the implant.
After Danny, Jesse, Joey and Becky leave, Tommy fusses in his playpen again so D.J. and Stephanie along with Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona and Max sing Meet the Flintstones to Tommy.
Moving Day - D.J. spoils Jackson with a pre-breakfast chocolate milkshake and a stack of pancakes with all the extras. Just as D.J. is about to tell the boys that Kimmy and Ramona are moving in with them, they walk in the kitchen and Kimmy announces "Home sweet, home". Jackson is outraged with all the change and storms out.
D.J. does some rearranging and room swapping so (almost) everyone is happy. After letting Ramona take Jackson's room that used to be Jesse room, she bakes him a chocolate cake to tell him he's just lost his 'boy cave', and he will be moving in with Max which used to be her and Stephanie's room. Jackson tries to get Max - who is currently in Michelle's old room - to stay in his room and live with their baby brother, Tommy, but Tommy has stinky diapers. Jackson asks Stephanie if Max can move in with her. Stephanie tells Jackson about when she first moved in to D.J.'s room when she was five, and D.J. ran away to the basement. Jackson's takes it to the next level and gets in the back of Jesse car while Jesse is inside getting his lucky guitar.
Jackson hiding the the back of the car is getting sick of Jesse, who's driving back to Los Angeles, listen to the same song Burning Love, over and over, and over and over again while singing along. Jackson announces his presents by yelling for Jesse not to play the song again. Jesse talks to Jackson about how when living with woman he can learn valuable lessons. Jesse gets him to text D.J. to let him know where he is and that he is on his way home.
After Jesse bring Jackson home, D.J. calls a family meeting to discuss respect, compromise and honesty. Ramona offers Jackson his room back, but he stays with Max and everyone ends up in a group hug.
Funner House - When Stephanie and Kimmy decide to take D.J. on a girls' night out, they get Joey to look after the kids. All the kids want to do is play on their electronic devices, in their rooms. Joey locks away their electronic devices in a drawer. Joey has brought along the 'Gladstone Gallery of Wacky Weapons' which include Super Soakers, SILLY STRING, Slime Rifles, and a Toilet Paper Leaf Blower Gun.
Jackson is given a can of SILLY STRING and sprays Ramona with it, after she gets him back Max is feeling left out and want some too, so they both spray him.
The kids continue to slime each other and Joey continues to get each of them. Jackson, Ramona and Max come to a decision to work together as a team against Joey. They set up a bucket of slime above the front door. Instead of getting Joey they end up slimming D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy as they walk through the front door returning from their night out. After Max calls Joey back the kids finally get Joey with Slime Rifles.
The Not-So-Great Escape - Jackson's science class had to create a volcano's and then present them to the rest of the class. Jackson lets Ramona know he can bust her out of school. Jackson executes his diversion by mixing compounds to make a chemical reaction to set of the fire alarm. When the sprinklers activate they rain down over all the volcano's making them erupt. Both D.J. and Kimmy get calls from the school to pick up Jackson and Ramona because they've been suspended.
D.J. gives Jackson a list of chores to do as punishment while he is suspended from school, which include mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and syncing D.J.'s iPhone to her iPad. When Ramona is given no punishment, Jackson is outraged that he gets a long list of chores to do and Ramona gets a spa day so D.J. calls Kimmy out on her bad parenting undermining her good parenting. Kimmy cancels spa day and has Ramona help Jackson with his chores.
Mad Max - Max is nervous about having to perform at his school recital, so Jackson tells him, when he ran for class treasurer he had to make a speech in front of the entire school so he pictured the audience in their underwear. But the reason he lost is because he was imagining all the girls in their underwear and forgot his whole speech. Jackson attends Max's recital at his school.
At Bobby's house, Jackson and Bobby pad-up Max and proceed to hit him with baseball bats. Jackson then climbs on top of the shed and just as D.J. arrives, Jackson jumps on Max. She takes them home and tells Jackson he's not aloud to go see Lucha Kaboom.
After everyone leaves for the Riviera, Jackson invites Bobby over. They come up with a plan involving Cosmo so D.J. thinks that Jackson is still at home and moving around, so Jackson can go see Lucha Kaboom. When Jackson gets there he puts a mask on so he won't be recognised, he thinks it's Max in the ring when it's actually King Jaguarito with Max's club and Jackson get's in the ring. Jackson is unmasked and D.J.'s mama bear instincts kick in and she automatically knows what to do, how to wrestle and perform all the moves.
Jackson tells D.J. that Bobby Popko is his Kimmy Gibbler.
Ramona's Not-So-Epic Party - After Stephanie gives Jackson romantic advise he tells Lola she has hairy eyes. Jackson asks Lola if he can dance next to her.
Secrets, Lies, & Firetrucks - After Cosmo chews up the couch, Jackson teaches Max how to lie. When Max lies to Taylor about being able to ride on a firetruck anytime, Jackson helps Max get a firetruck for Taylor's birthday party. Danny takes Jackson and Max to the fire station to ask about riding on a firetruck, but Chief Mulrooney tells them they don't give out rides to anyone who wants one.
Danny, Jackson and Max play poker. Danny has tens and queens; a Full House. Jackson wins with kings and aces; a Fuller House.
War of the Roses - When 1,000 roses show up Jackson lets the delivery guy in and sign's D.J.'s name. When Lola barely acknowledges Jackson, he asks Ramona for advice on how to get her to notice him. Ramona let's Jackson know he is in the Friend Zone and Becky tell's him he needs to be romantic towards Lola. After Ramona tell's Jackson, Lola like's red M&M's he gathers 999 of them and 1 red skittle. Jackson writes a note saying "I really like you. Wanna hang out with me Saturday? Check YES or NO".
When Jackson returns seeing YES has been checked and all the M&M's have been eaten, he thinks it was Lola but it was Max. Lola and Ramona invite Jackson and Max to come with them and 12 of their friends to Sephora and hang out on Saturday.
A Giant Leap - At the baseball game Jackson is given Matt's credit card to get some food. Jackson buys Lola a $247 autographed two-time Cy Young Award-winning Tim Lincecum in-game jersey. Jackson takes Lola to the top deck where his dad used to take him which his favourite place in the stadium.
Jackson and Matt work out a deal for Jackson to pay Matt back by washing his car every week for 2 years.
Partnerships in the Night - Jackson and Ramona take D.J.'s laptop so they can bypass the parental lock and watch any R-rated movie without a parent or guardian. When the computer gets a virus, Jackson and Ramona need $100 so D.J. doesn't find out they took her computer. Jackson has $20 and Ramona has $30, that leaves $50 they need to borrow from The First Bank of Max. After Max loans them the $50 they need Jackson and Ramona have to pay interest in Max, in other words be his slaves.
After the musical dance number the Dr. Fred Harmon's Indian themed retirement party, Max is feeling generous and lets Jackson and Ramona out of being their slaves, but they still have to pay back the $50.
Save the Dates - After watching Jackson beat Max again at Jenga, Stephanie tells Jackson she's knows what it's like to be the younger sibling always being beaten by the older sibling and Jackson should let Max win. After Jackson let's Max win, Max so excited he takes his shirt off. When Max leaves the room Stephanie tells Jackson it was good of him to let Max win and Max overhears and gets upset.
Love is in the Air - Jackson asks Jesse how to make a move on Lola. Jesse tells Jackson to invite her to the wedding so she can get caught up in all the romance of the day. At the wedding Jackson sits next to Lola and after the ceremony Lola kisses Jackson.
Welcome Back - After spending the summer at Wilderness camp, Jackson is really looking forward to seeing Lola but she is more interested in seeing her best friend Ramona. Jackson is going through puberty - voice changes and growth spurts. While Ramona and Lola are dancing Jackson enters Ramona room and calls Lola his bae, Lola tells Jackson she is not his bae, they are just friends.
Jackson asks D.J. how guys use to impress her, all those years ago when she was a teenager. D.J. used to like it when Steve was confidence. In an effort to be confident and impress Lola, Jackson swings from his bedroom window into the neighbours pool. Ramona let's Jackson know that Lola left 10 minutes earlier.
Jackson announces he wants a relationship with Lola. D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy and Fernando have a group hug.
Mom Interference - Jackson comes down ready for school in full football gear and announces he tried out and made the school team D.J. is worried it is too dangerous and he will get hurt. Jackson uses Tommy to work-out by lifting him up and down. D.J. let's Jackson know she doesn't want him playing football, that he has more of a ping-pong body than a football body. Jackson decides to give D.J. the silent treatment.
During games night, Jackson walks slowly through the living room covered in bubble wrap. He has to be careful he is very fragile with his ping-pong body. Jackson says it's too dangerous to go up the stairs so he better sleep in the kitchen.
After games night, still not talking to D.J., Jackson text's her his last ever text. Instead of talking directly to Jackson, Kimmy suggest they talk to Lola. D.J. and Kimmy go good cop-bad cop on Lola to try and get Jackson to quit the football team. Lola tells Jackson that she doesn't care for guys who do things to impress girls, and just like that he bails out of football.
The next day Jackson is talking to D.J. again and tells her he has decided to respect her wishes and not play football. D.J. let's Jackson know that giving her the silent treatment is not how they work things out in this family, they should talk it out, work it out, and hug it out.
Fernando gives Tommy his first haircut as a thank you to D.J. for letting him stay. Fernando warns D.J. that sometimes the child cries. D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona and Max grab their phones and take photos/videos of Tommy's first haircut, and all start to cry except Tommy.
Ramona's Not-So-Epic First Kiss - Kimmy walks in on Jackson, Ramona and Bobby texting each other while sitting in the same room together. Jackson has a 4:30 scheduled FaceTime with Lola's brother, he is hoping to see Lola walk by in the background. Bobby texts Jackson to see if he and Ramona would like to join him and some friends to the movies. When Jackson tells Ramona, she gets the wrong idea and thinks Bobby is asking her out for a date. When Jackson arrives home from the movies, Ramona joins him from hiding upstairs with Max.
Curse of Tanner Manor - It's Halloween and Jimmy gives his two tickets for the Mighty Mountain Haunted Halloween house to Jackson and Ramona. Jackson mentions they will be taking an Uber so he and Ramona don't need to be dropped off by their parents. He doesn't want to wear a bear costume or attend some lame 8 year old kiddie party.
When Jackson asks D.J. for $40 for the Uber she gives him $20 which is all he really needed anyway. When Jackson tells Max that Max is dressed as the Mama bear with a big pink bow behind him, D.J. tells Max he is the bear that supports breast cancer research.
At Mighty Mountain Stephanie and Jimmy scare Jackson and Ramona into going home to spend the holiday with their families by pretending they can suck the thoughts right out of their brains.
When Jackson and Ramona return home having been scared enough for one day they are happy to attend Max's party.
Doggy Daddy - After Cosmo swallows a corn cob whole and D.J. has to take him to the clinic, Max takes Jackson along as his emotional support animal. Jackson and Max wait in the waiting room at the pet clinic while D.J. and Matt operate of Cosmo.
Fuller Thanksgiving - It's Thanksgiving and it's going to be a very full house. After Joey arrives with his family, Ramona tells Jackson she thinks his kids are adorable. Jackson tries to tell Ramona appearances aren't everything, they're monsters.
Lewis and Jerry have Jackson and Max tied to a chair in their room they fire balls and tip dirty laundry over them. Not wanting to sleep in the same room with the boys, Jackson along with Max and Ramona go downstairs to sleep on the inflatable bed with D.J. and Stephanie. The Gladstone Four jump on D.J., Stephanie, Jackson, Max and Ramona as they are about to go to sleep, and deflate the bed.
The next day D.J. and Matt prepare Thanksgiving dinner while Danny, Jesse, Joey, Stephanie, Becky, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Fernando, Jimmy, Nicky, Alex, Ginger, Phyllis, Jerry, Joan, Lewis and Cosmo are out playing football. By the time everyone arrives home they're 90 minutes late for the family photo. D.J. tries to take the family photo in the living room but no one will stay still, Lewis gives Jackson a wet willy.
Jackson sits at the kids Thanksgiving table with Nicky, Alex, Ramona, Max, Phyllis, Lewis, Joan, Jerry, and Tommy. D.J gets everyone to hold hands as they give thanks. Then she invites everyone to grab their food.
Girl Talk - When Jackson and Ramona fight like brother and sister, D.J. and Kimmy think it's adorable. While playing video games in his bedroom with a few friends, Bobby tells Jackson that he dumped Bethany because she didn't blink enough, and now wants to go out with Ramona.
After Ramona and Lola receive a video called 'Ramona Gibbler - The Dancing Hippo', they blame Jackson for creating and posting the video and call him a jerk. He tries to tell them it wasn't him, he is not tech savvy, he used to think Wi-Fi was a question. Knowing it was him Jackson tells Bobby to take the video down.
Jackson uploads a video of Bobby skateboarding and farting called "Bobby POOP-ko", Bobby blames Ramona for posting it. Jackson admits it was him and Bobby apologises for the video he posted of Ramona. Lola tells Jackson what he did for Ramona was sweet and they make plans to eat lunch at school together the following day. While Jackson and Ramona hug D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy walk in and think they're adorable.
A Tangled Web - Jackson lets Cosmo know that his girlfriend Lola is bringing her new dog Spot over to spend the night, so play nice be careful where to sniff. Lola brings Spot who is actually a spider, for Jackson and Ramona to look after.
The next day after feeding Spot Jackson and Ramona accidentally leave the lid open and Spot gets away, and ends up on Max's head as he is giving his speech in the backyard. Just as D.J. is about to whack it, Jackson and Ramona yell for her to stop. Jackson flick's Spot off of Max's head while Ramona hold's the container open.
Glazed and Confused - Joey arrives to babysit while D.J.and Matt go away together for the weekend. The donuts make Jackson, Ramona, Max, Joey and D.J. sick and Matt looks after them. D.J. watches as Matt comforts Jackson and Max then brings Tommy and Cosmo into the bed with them.
New Kids in the House - It's D.J.'s 39th birthday and Jackson helps Stephanie, Kimmy, Fernando and Max set up decorations in the kitchen for D.J.'s surprise party. Jackson, Ramona, Max and Tommy give D.J. a jewellery box, Jackson tells D.J. that Tommy 'forgot' to chip in.
DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion - Stephanie announces that Jackson received all A's for the semester. Stephanie gets D.J.'s credit card so she can throw the kids a pizza party.
Max reveals how Jackson went from a C student to an A student overnight by finding the original report card still in the printer-scanner-copier. Max hands the report to Stephanie and Jackson runs off to his room.
Jackson lies on his bed with Cosmo. He tells Stephanie that everyone in the family is a superstar except him. Jackson says he's not good at anything never will be, nothing about him is special. Jackson starts to cry and he tells Stephanie to leave him alone.
So Stephanie calls Lola to come over and they along with Ramona, Max and Tommy try to cheer up Jackson. When Jackson hears that Lola is there he comes down stairs immediately. They all want to say something about Jackson that makes him special. Ramona reminds Jackson when he gave her his room. Jackson reminds Ramona that D.J. gave her his room. Max tells a story from when he was 7 and Jackson caught a monster with a pillowcase from Max's wardrobe and put it in the trash. Through Stephanie Tommy tells Jackson that he is the best brother and that Jackson gives the best tickles. Jackson still believes there is nothing special about him, until Lola tells him he is a really good kisser.
Nutcrackers - It's December 23rd and Kimmy arrives home early with D.J. as Jimmy and Stephanie are trying to take a surprise family Christmas photo for her of Jackson, Max, Tommy, and Cosmo with Fernando dressed as Santa. Jackson wears mistletoe on his hat to try and get a kiss from Lola, but ends up getting on from D.J.
Christmas Eve. Jackson, D.J., Stephanie, Fernando, Kimmy, Max, Jimmy and Rose attend Ramona's ballet performance of The Nutcracker. After reading that the ballet will take three and a half hours, Jackson decides to try and sleep through it.
Christmas Day. Lola brings her Christmas gifts for Jackson and Ramona. Jackson picks a random present from under the tree and gives it to Lola before she rushes off to get back to her Grandmas house.
Happy New Year, Baby - It's New Years Eve and Jackson, Ramona, Lola and Bobby get together for a New Years eve party, that they must include Max in. They send Max to the kitchen to gets snacks and Lola agrees to kiss Jackson at midnight. Jackson and his friends trick Max with the Netflix fake countdown to midnight at 9:30, and send him to bed in Tommy's room.
After Rose wakes Max up, Max and Rose work to get revenge on Jackson, Ramona, Lola, and Bobby by tying a rope to the door knobs of both Jackson and Ramona's rooms. Locking Jackson and Bobby in one room and Ramona and Lola in the other. D.J. realises what is going on and lets everyone out.
At the party after talking to Danny, Jesse and Joey, Max apologises to Jackson. Jackson and Lola kiss at midnight to ring in the New Year.
Best Summer Ever - It's the first day of summer and Jackson plans to sit on the couch for the next 3 months. D.J. tells Jackson he has to attend summer school after receiving a D- in history class. D.J. hands Jackson his special lunch which includes a steak sandwich, an entire pumpkin pie and a $50 iTunes gift card and immediately sends him on his way.
Rocki introduces herself to Jackson before the first class on the first day at summer school. When Jackson falls asleep and starts snoring in class Rocki draws cat features all over Jackson's face and a tulip on the small of his back.
Rocki arrives to apologise to Jackson and D.J. finds out Gia is Rocki's mother. Jackson tells D.J. she can ground him, take away his devices or brand him he doesn't want to go back to summer school. D.J. wants Jackson to go to a great collage, get a great job that he loves and have a wonderful life. D.J. let's Jackson make his own decision about returning and Jackson says he will go back to summer school.
Break a Leg - Jackson fakes having head lice by putting rice in his hair to get out of going to summer school. Jackson sees Stephanie's cast and tells her so she's lucky to be able to spend 6 weeks on the couch doing nothing. When Fernando doesn't move into his place as expected Jackson, Ramona, Max and Rose use their water pistols against him.
Declarations of Independence - It's the 4th of July and Jackson won't stops texting Lola annoying texts "Are you hot? Are you cold? Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?" When she doesn't answer Jackson texts Ramona "Is Lola hot? Is Lola cold? Is Lola hungry? Is Lola thirsty?". Jackson comes in with Danny and they perform Copacabana, even after Ramona and Lola leave the room they continue playing.
Jackson and Lola pair up for "Danny Tanner's World's cleanest pie eating contest". Lola breaks up with Jackson and Jackson runs upstairs to his room. While Danny is talking to Jackson, D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy overhear Danny tell Jackson that he and Teri are now divorced.
Jackson and Lola decide to just be friends. D.J., Danny, Stephanie, Kimmy, Fernando, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Cosmo, Lola, Matt, Jimmy and Rose watch the fireworks from the backyard.
My Little Hickey - Jackson study group comprises of Rocki and his new friends Mankowski, Gene and Nugs. The boys call themselves The Six Pack, even though there are only four of them. Rocki watches as the Six Pack play table hockey with Oreo's at the kitchen table. Jackson bats an Oreo into Mankowski's mouth so Mankowski says "milk me" and Gene squirts milk into Mankowski's mouth then Nugs recaps and the all start laughing. After seeing the immaturity of the Six Pack, Rocki explains the way they are acting is why women date older men. D.J. walks into the kitchen to find a bunch of boys she doesn't recognise. Jackson introduces his new friends from summer school, who are there to study on a Saturday.
Jackson's group study why Lincoln was important. When Max finds Jackson's study group messing with what's his, he calls for D.J. to help get the Goon Squad out. Jackson, Mankowski, Nugs and Gene demonstrate why they call themselves The Six Pack. Nugs tells D.J. that Jackson is their study group captain. Mankowski tells D.J. that Jackson is super brain strong and they call him 'The Professor' because he got a D- the first time he took the class. Nugs hopes Jackson can bring up their grades to a D- too. Gene believes Jackson is a natural born leader. D.J. shouts them a pizza.
Uncle Jesse's Adventures in Babysitting - While D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy are at dinner at The Gibbler House, Jesse must stay home and look after not only Pamela but also Jackson, Max, Ramona and Tommy. Sharing a room is driving Jackson and Max nuts.
Max builds an enchanted dinosaur village all over Jackson's bed, in retaliation Jackson pulls the blanket from under the toys and they end up on the floor. Max jumps on Jackson's back and Jesse comes to break them up. After Jackson falls asleep studying, Max builds a wall made out of giant Lego blocks around him. Jackson kicks them down and Jesse decides to separate them, he puts Jackson in with Tommy and Pamela.
Jackson asked Jesse for some dinner. Jesse makes he famous have mercy burgers and gets Jackson to watch the burgers but after a little while Jackson gets bored and leaves to take a trip back to his old room and 'accidentally' wipe his nose on Uni. The burgers catch on fire and Jesse puts them out. Max picks up a bottle of sauce from the beach and squirts Jackson with it. Jackson picks up his own bottle of sauce from the table and squirts Max with it. Jackson, Max and Jesse chase each other around the kitchen making a mess. The girls arrive home to find the house in a wreck.
After Jesse gets a talk from D.J. and Stephanie he talks to the boys. Jesse tells Jackson and Max they're not just brothers they are best friends, the boys reconcile.
M-m-m-My Ramona - After Jackson helps a bird that flew into a window, D.J. believes he has natural instincts to become a vet like she did as a kid. D.J, invites Jackson to the Pet Clinic after summer school to be her assistant.
D.J. shows Jackson how to clean dogs teeth. When Janet goes to lunch, Jackson takes over her duties and gives her the rest of the day off. Jackson answers phone calls, schedules appointments, updates patient files and makes coffee with a dash of cinnamon for D.J. and Matt that they both really love it.
Jackson starts thinking about his future and he doesn't want to answer phones and make coffee, he just wants to make coffee. Therefore he realises his lifelong dream: to be a barista steaming milk, microwaving brownies and writing names on cups.
Say Yes to the Dress - Rocki arrives to study with Jackson after their summer school teacher Mr. Byenburg made them partners. When D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy conduct Max's bedtime routine and Max also wants his goodnight kiss from Jackson. Rocki inquires if Max is dying, Jackson says Max is just a big baby.
The next day Jackson announces for everyone to do less lovey-dovey family stuff and specifically tells Tommy and Cosmo not do do anything ridiculously cute. After Rocki comes down in Ramona's PJ's, Jackson thinks she looks super adorable and takes a photo to post online. Rocki threatens Jackson to delete the photo or she will delete him from the planet.
Jimmy has set up Stephanie's very own red carpet event complete with Kimmy, Ramona, Fernando, Jackson, Matt, Max and Rocki as paparazzi. D.J. and Tommy join the others to watch 'Death Trap IV: The Reaper Returns'. Before Rocki leaves she threatens Jackson that if he tells anyone she kissed a baby she will end him. Jackson threatens Rocki if she tells anyone how much his family love him, she'll be sorry.
Maybe Baby - D.J. quizzes Jackson before his big history test on Hamilton. When Jackson arrives home to a congratulations party and D.J. looks up his grade online the results say he got an F. D.J. thinks it’s a fluke and takes Jackson back to the school to find out what happened. Mr. Byenburg explains that Jackson started on the wrong line of the test, and Jackson actually scored 94 percent.
D.J. asks where Jackson would like to go for his celebration dinner, which he calls his "I'm a genus dinner". Jackson replies, then starts chanting "Arby's". When the Gladstone Four, Ramona and Max join in chanting Jackson let's D.J. know that he'll call ahead to make a reservation at Arby's.
Wedding or Not Here we Come - D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Fernando, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Matt and Steve are getting ready to go to Tokyo for five days. Jackson packs dirty clothing into a garbage bag, after D.J. tips them out onto the floor Max tells Jackson he'll show him how to wash his clothes. Jackson and Ramona sit together on the plane.
My Best Friend's Japanese Wedding - D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Fernando, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Steve and Matt arrive in Tokyo. D.J. tells everyone to take someones hand and stay close together as they cross Shibuya Crossing. They all get in a cab and go to The New Otani, which is where they will be staying.
At the Japanese restaurant. While watching Kimmy and Fernando fill in as the kabuki dancers, Jackson tells Ramona that everyone eventually everyone turns into their parents; Ramona is terrified.
The next day. Jackson and Ramona visit Takeshita Street Harajuku and go into a Cat Cafe. Jackson thinks it's the stupidest thing he's ever heard but when he gets inside he and Ramona take selfies with cats. When some Harajuku girls think Jackson is Justin Bieber, he goes along with. But when he tries to prove it to them by dancing they realise he's not. Marius Yo invites Ramona and Jackson to Tokyo Dome City Hall. When Ramona and Jackson arrive they find it's a concert and Marius is on stage as a member of the group Sexy Zone.
Troller Coaster - When Max wants to ride the Troller Coaster at Mighty Mountain Jackson measures Max, but when Jackson tells Max he is still too short, Max gels his hair straight up to make himself taller. Max thinks Jackson is brave and needs him to go on the ride with him.
When it comes to Jackson and Max's turn to ride the Troller Coaster, Jackson admits he's never been on the ride before. But Jackson doesn't want to crush Max/s dream of riding the Troller Coaster so he agrees to ride with him.
Fast Times at Bayview High - Jackson and Ramona start high school at Bayview High School. At lunch Jackson slips on a piece of mayonnaise-slathered baloney and "Baloney Boy" trends. Mr. Byenburg places traffic cones around Jackson as he tells him not to move and puts a neck brace on Jackson. Jackson becomes the joke of the school.
The next day to counteract "Baloney Boy" Rocki spreads a fake rumour about Jackson being the best kisser at Bayview High. When Sienna believes the rumour is bogus, she wants Jackson to prove it by kissing her immediately. Jackson gets Mankowski to yell "Happy new year" to put Jackson in the mood to kiss Sienna. Just as Sienna is about to test her theory, Rocki gets in front of her, kisses Jackson and announces that the rumours are true. After Rocki lets Jackson know she wasn't lying, Jackson tells Rocki that she is a good kisser too. Rocki punches Jackson and tells him that she doesn't need a man to validate her.
A Tommy Tale - Jackson and Ramona dress up for Pioneer day at school, which includes not using any modern day technology. After Jackson and Ramona miss their school bus and get lost, they start to sing and panhandle for money, until a police office gets complaints about their singing and take them home. When the police officer brings Jackson and Ramona home for busking, D.J. asks the officer to take them to their school.
Surrogate City - Rocki's constant heckling about Jackson being a mama's boy influence's him to change to a "cool" new look with a rebellious attitude which pushes all of D.J.'s buttons. Jackson and Rocki go to the Wharf to make fun of the tourists.
After Max screams for D.J. to do something about Jackson's messy room, D.J. explains to Jackson that as long as he lives under her roof he must live by her rules. Jackson moves his bed outside so he won't be under his mother roof any longer. As Jackson reads outside on his bed in begins to rain. D.J. finally gets the truth from Jackson about his recent disobedience.
Monday morning, school picture day: Jackson is back to being himself, he even stands up to Rocki which impresses her, and then she punches him in the arm.
Soul Sisters - When Max aim's to throw a basketball at Jackson in the house that hits Grandpa Danny's ancient mariner statute. Max, Jackson and Ramona attempt to glue it back together before anyone notices.
D.J. confronts Jackson, Ramona and Max with the 'mom stare' to find out what really happened to the ancient mariner statute.
Happily Ever After - Jackson asks Rocki to the homecoming dance Ramona has organised. At the dance when no one dances Chad announces that his parents are out of town and he is throwing a major party at is place, so Jackson, Mankowski and Rocki leave.
When Ramona's Homecoming dance doesn't go according to plan, she asks Kimmy for help and Dakota lets them borrow her party. D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy calls the cops on Chad's party and have it shut down so everyone will return to the reinvented fairy tale Homecoming dance. Rocki and Jackson dance while D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy and Gia perform I'm a Believer.
Fullers in a Fog - Jackson and Rocki start making out in his bedroom, only to be interrupted by Ramona. Jackson receives his bad news when Rocki announces she is single meaning she isn't his girlfriend.
Here Comes the Sun - Jackson tries to convince himself more than Rocki that he's not interested in her anymore.
Jackson attends the 80s-themed costumed 30th Dad-iversary party at the Smash Club along with Danny, Jesse, Joey, D.J., Stephanie, Becky, Kimmy, Fernando, Rocki, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Steve, Jimmy, Cosmo, Rose, Pamela, Vicki and the Rippers. Rocki admits she's not into labels, that she and Jackson should be friends who make out.
Oh My Santa - While Jackson, Ramona, Fernando, Jimmy and Cosmo are watching Die Hard, D.J. comes home from work at four o'clock on Christmas Eve and the house is still not Christmas-ready. Jackson keeps leaving voice messages for Rocki who hasn't replied.
D.J. tries to help put Max back in the Christmas spirit 'Fuller Style' by putting on a "Fuller Family Holiday Extravaganza". Jackson and Ramona bring in a large curtain, that Tommy and Jimmy emerge from.
D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy Jr., Fernando and Jimmy watch a home movie on the computer of a younger Max, a pregnant D.J. and Tommy Sr. at Christmas with Jackson filming. Jackson admits he misses his dad too. Tommy Sr. receives a phone call from his mother and while no one else is able to hear what was said, Kimmy is shocked and leaves the room. When Kimmy returns she admits that she heard what Tommy said with her super hearing. Tommy wanted to give his kids the best Christmas ever, he bought special presents and hid them in the cabinet above the washer in The Tanner House. Jackson receives a Wii U - which is exactly what he wanted, when they still made them.
While D.J. gives the Christmas Eve speech, Jackson finally receives a text from Rocki. After Jackson and Ramona text Joey that Tommy was afraid of Santa Joey came straight over and Tommy runs to him. Kimmy hears that it's snowing so everyone follows her outside. D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy Jr., Fernando, Steve, Jimmy and Joey play and hug in the snow as it falls.
Big Night - Jackson, Ramona and Jimmy watch The Fault in our Stars. Jackson thinks it's so devastating but at the same time realises he wants true love, commitment, and devotion. He can't do the whole friends-who-make-out thing with Rocki anymore. Ramona convinces Jackson to tell Rocki what he wants. Jackson changes his Facebook status to 'in a relationship' with Rocki and gets likes from Pastor Tim and Grandpa. An angry Rocki arrives after someone Snapchatted her a picture of his Facebook page. Jackson wants to be exclusive, to be her official boyfriend, but Rocki doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Rocki responds by unfriending Jackson on Facebook where she signed up to just so she could block him. Jackson wants to beg Rocki to take him back but Ramona stands in his way.
Max and Ramona watch Blue Bloods while sitting on top of Jackson so he can't contact Rocki. When Rocki comes back, Jackson stands firm, he gives Rocki an ultimatum; exclusive or nothing. Jackson and Rocki officially become boyfriend and girlfriend.
A Sense of Purpose - With his first college counselling session approaching, Jackson needs skills to put on his high school resume. He decides to do impressions, which he's no good at.
Frustrated that he still hasn't discovered one thing that he is good at, Jackson kicks a football that goes a fair distance. D.J. tells Jackson he just discovered one of his hidden talents. Jackson wants to join the school football team, he pleads with D.J. to let him tryout. When she answers positively, Jackson retrieves the football.
Danny, D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy and Fernando have dinner together in the backyard. Danny announces to everyone that he rented a duplex nearby and will be moving out at the end of the month.
Ghosted - Jackson is the placekicker on the school football team, he never gets dirty which is who no one believes he's really on the team.
When D.J. arrives home after a 45 minute spin class her living room has been transformed by Fernando and Steve into an obstacle course based on American Ninja Warrior. Fernando plays MC, Steve co-host while Jackson, Max and Tommy cheer D.J. on through the course.
No Escape - Jackson want's to attend Ramona's rally to show off his football jersey in public. Max drew some fake blood and had Tommy roll around in the dirt wearing Jackson's jersey so it looked like he had actually played. Cosmo wears Jackson's pants which are still too clean so Max orders him to try the puddle in the backyard.
Jackson couldn't be bothered staying for the whole rally. Ramona takes Jackson's iPad intending to show him her interview with Tom Johnson but instead Jackson is the one shown being interviewed. Ramona is upset with Jackson - who doesn't even understand the issues - for taking credit for her rally.
Max has a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle on the line who wants to talk to athlete-activist Jackson about the rally. But Jackson can't answer any of the questions without first asking Ramona. He finally hands the phone to Ramona, the real voice of their generation who deserves to be heard.
Angels' Night Out - When D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy plan a girls night out, Joey babysits Jackson, Max and Tommy. The boys plan OGG: Operation Get Gladstone. It was three years ago that Joey ambushed, humiliated and toilet papered them. Step one they lull the victim into complacency - Joey doesn't suspect anything. Step two they use Joey's childlike innocence to lure him into their booby trap - the boys send down a red balloon that Joey follows but doesn't trip the wire. Jackson and Max check it out and get themselves caught in the trap.
Jackson, Max and Tommy succeed in a sneak attack against Joey. The boys stand over a defeated Joey, as he stands he congratulates them for finally getting one over on him. Joey is so impressed that he will clean up while the boys hit the showers.
Jackson and Max come down stairs screaming Joey's name. Joey gave them the old classic dye-in-the-shower prank which turned Jackson and Max purple.
President Fuller - Jackson and Ramona film Max's campaign announcement for class president.
Driving Mr. Jackson - Before Jackson and Ramona head to go to their first high-school party, D.J. sets the rules; home by ten, cell phones on at all times and make good choices.
At the party Jackson and Ramona were hanging out playing video games and then every senior jock showed up with beers and was yelling "yo grab a beer, Golden Toe". The whole football team was chanting "chug, chug, chug" while Ramona was chanting "no, no, no". After Ramona texts her Papa, Fernando drives Ramona and a drunk Jackson home from the party. Jackson puts Fernando in a terrible position when he begs Fernando not to tell his mother he got drunk, he has learned his lesson.
As D.J. and Stephanie help Kimmy remove her shoes, Fernando, Jackson and Ramona arrive but quickly back out the front door before they're seen, so they go around and enter through the back door. As D.J. walks into the kitchen they hide. D.J. gets a drink, when she belches Ramona has to stop herself from laughing. Fernando and Ramona take Jackson up to his room to sleep it off.
Jackson is hangover, he feels like he just got off a Tilt-a-Whirl after eating a churro dipped in clam sauce. Ramona tells Jackson he was really out of control at the party and if she hadn't have dragged him out of there, he would have run around naked. In hindsight Jackson realises he should have just walked away.
Jackson overhears D.J.'s conversation about how she can't trust him (meaning Matt) anymore and thinks she's talking about him so he blurts out the truth. He chugged two beers which is a lot less than everyone else had while Ramona is frantically waving her arms for him to stop speaking and Fernando discreetly leaves the room. D.J. can't believe Jackson was drinking, she is so disappointed in him. This is exactly what D.J. thought when he started hanging out with older football players.
Stephanie explains to Jackson the next time he's hungover, put some sunglasses on, head on down to Denny's and get a pot of coffee. D.J. grounds Jackson for two weeks, no cell phones, no Fortnite (video game), no devices, nothing. He betrayed his mothers trust and it will take a while to earn it back.
Perfect Sons - D.J. cannot teach Jackson how to drive. He is a maniac and they didn't even leave the driveway. When Danny offers to teach him, both D.J. and Jackson mutually decline the idea. When Jackson inquires to Stephanie teaching him how to drive. D.J. rejects that and tells him about the time Stephanie crashed Joey's car in the kitchen. Kimmy can't teach him because she's too pregnant. Fernando is a race-car driver who has been in 8 races so far this season and crashed 8 times. Jackson exaggerates on the number of people living in the house yet none of them can teach him how to drive.
Jackson was doing great until Steve's car broke down. The one mile Jackson actually drove he only hit two garbage cans, he missed the other four. After two hours of Steve trying to fix the car, Jackson texts Matt for help. But when Matt's idea doesn't work Steve asks Matt to step aside, he tightens the battery connection and Jackson managers to turn the engine over. To celebrate Steve is going to cook steaks on the engine while teaching Jackson how to drive.
D.J. is proud of Jackson for driving himself. Jackson thinks Steve is amazing.
Golden-Toe Fuller - Jesse tries to get Tommy and Pamela to sleep when D.J., Jackson, Ramona and Max arrive home cheering because Jackson kicked the winning field goal. His team were down by one and the whole game was riding on Jackson. Now Bayview is going to the playoffs playing archrivals Potrero High. For the first time in two decades Bayview has the chance to make the state championships. The whole team carried Jackson off the field on their shoulders. The Chronicle named Jackson "Player of the Week". Jackson is really worried about letting his team down so he starts limping and lying about it saying he must have twisted it at practice.
When Steve examines Jackson foot, he thinks it's probably just a bruised muscle. The x-rays he took earlier didn't show any fracture. Steve diagnosis means Jackson needs rest and to keep his foot elevated and it could be fine by game time. If Jackson isn't better soon, Steve wants to do an MRI.
When she catches Jackson dancing in the kitchen, Ramona discovers Jackson has been faking his injury the whole time. Everyone got so nuts when he went from not being good able to do anything to being good at kicking a ball. If he had missed the kick he wouldn't be able to show his face at school or at home. Ramona promises not to rat him out but advises Jackson that he should admit his lies because D.J. will find out anyway.
When Jackson reveals the truth to his mother and Steve, D.J. admits she went overboard in her enthusiasm and she apologises for adding to the pressure he was already feeling. Steve tells Jackson he has a talent and he owes it to himself to see how far that talent can take him.
D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Fernando, Steve, Jimmy, Pamela and Cosmo are in attendance at the gender reveal party when Jesse arrives with Ben. Bayview lost the football game but it wasn't Jackson's fault.
It's Always Open - Max and Jackson stall Jimmy by explaining the movie 'Inception' and confusing Jimmy until Stephanie arrives.
The Prom - Jackson texts Rocki to come over so he can ask her to the prom. He dresses in a gorilla costume and has a banner reading "I'll go banana's if you'll be my
primate prom mate" for his promposal. Jackson also has Tommy dressed in a donut costume holding a sign that reads "Donut say no". Rocki accepts Jackson's promposal, the prom is a big deal for him because he's the only freshman on the football team. Kimmy, Max and Fernando take prom pictures of Jackson, Ramona, Rocki and Casey.
At the prom Jackson and Rocki get their photo taken then Jackson tries to ignore D.J. Jackson and Rocki hang around the football payers. When Brady tells Jackson he doesn't like his date, Jackson starts bad mouthing Rocki and she and Ramona overhear.
Opening Night - Jackson finally convinces Rocki to stop by, he apologises for acting like a jerk at the prom. Jackson was trying to impress a bunch of losers, when the only person he wanted to impress was Rocki. She forgives him. Jackson tries to kiss Rocki but she pushes him away. Rocki can't trust him again, they're still broken up.
Jackson receives a text saying Kimmy's in labour, get to the hospital now. Jackson and Ramona call Rocki to give them a ride since neither of them have a licence or a car and Rocki is the only one of their friends who is old enough to drive.
Stephanie, Jimmy, Fernando, D.J. and Dr. Miller are all in the delivery room as Kimmy gives birth while Jackson, Ramona, Max and Rocki are just outside the room waiting. When listening at the door, Rocki holds Jackson's hand.
Welcome Home, Baby to be Named Later - D.J., Steve, Jackson, Ramona, and Max wait for Stephanie and Jimmy to arrive home from the hospital with their daughter. When Ramona notices someone coming they all gather around the front door ready to welcome the new baby home, when Danny walks in. D.J. hears a car approach so everyone gathers around the front door again when Kimmy and Fernando arrive. Steve hears another car so everyone gathers around the door once more when Stephanie and Jimmy walk in with the newest member of the family.
When Jackson, Ramona, and Max ask Danny where the family's baby-naming gown could be, Danny sends them to the attic. They search through all the nostalgia for the gown. When Jackson comes across Rigby, Max explains it is Aunt Michelle's beloved stuffed rhino. When Ramona inquirers as to how Max knows this information, Max reveals they have eight years of carefully curated home movies - almost like a TV show. Jackson points out the weird things that have been collected over the years, including a Fred Flintstone outfit, a portrait of Fernando, and Uncle Jesse's invention - The Sprat Guard 2001.
Danny, D.J., Stephanie, Kimmy, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Fernando, Steve, Jimmy, and the baby attend the baby-naming party. Stephanie explains that everyone in the room holds a special place in her and Jimmy's hearts. But none more so than the person that they've named their baby after. Stephanie introduces her daughter Danielle or Dani Tanner as they like to call her. But her father is not the only person Stephanie has looked up to her entire life. Dani's middle name is Jo. Stephanie names Kimmy as Dani's godmother.
Hale's Kitchen - Fernando offers to play racing car video games with Jackson but Jackson thinks it will be too hard for Fernando. Jackson doesn't believe Fernando used to be a race-car driver. The Postmates guy, Ethan, arrives with a burrito for Jackson. Jackson has Ethan bring him his food to the couch because his legs are asleep. When Ethan recognises Fernando, Jackson realises Fernando really was a race-car driver. Jackson discovers his burrito comes with chips and falls in love.
When Max feels like Stephanie doesn't care about him anymore, Jackson tells Max he might want to give her a break, Aunt Stephanie is doing the best she can.
D.J., Kimmy, Jackson, Tommy, Fernando, and Steve all attend a Renaissance Faire Stephanie has set-up for Max in the backyard. It even has a sword in the stone. As Jackson goes to pull it out, everyone yells "NO". When Max pulls the sword out everyone cheers.
Family Business - Jackson catches Ramona looking through Ethan's Instagram. Jackson accidentally likes a picture on from 10 years earlier using Ramona's phone. Ramona has Jackson record a message of her announcing she was hacked and to ignore any random deep likes on old Instagram posts. But she decides against posting it, which is good because Jackson was recording himself the whole time.
Jackson takes Ramona's hacking video idea to the next level. He addresses the audience in a mask calling himself Autonomous. A hacker who deep likes outdated posts.
Moms' Night Out - Jackson tells Rocki that Matt is a super-decent guy. Jackson makes Rocki realise Matt knows nothing about her, or her family. Both Matt and Jackson would like to more. Later Rocki thanks Jackson for helping her. He convinced her to give someone a second chance so she wants to give their relationship a second chance.
Ready Player Fuller - D.J. is exhilarated over a letter she received from Bayview High School about Jackson getting into AP History. Jackson doesn't want to hear about it, he only wants to play video games. When Stephanie suggests D.J. pick up some of Jackson's interests, D.J. starts playing the online video game Rocket League as Doombuggy. When Jackson joins her game he is impressed by her mad skills. Jackson starts to talk to his mother, not knowing it's her, about things he would never tell her. Jackson asks Doombuggy if she'd like to be partners and try to qualify for the Rocket League NorCal Finals. D.J. likes the idea of spending a lot of time online together.
Jackson talks to Doombuggy about how stressed he's been lately. He's worried if he takes the AP History class and not do well he'll disappoint D.J. He believes it happens all the time because Max is so perfect. Jackson gets a message that he and Doombuggy made it into the Rocket League NorCal Finals. Jackson has been trying to get into it for years.
When D.J. arrives at Oakland Esports Arena for the gaming finals, she tells Jackson that she is Doombuggy. Jackson thought he was gaming with another guy. He is upset that he told her personal stuff. Jackson feels that sometimes it's easier not to try at all then risk letting his mother down. He still wants to play in the Rocket League finals with D.J. the best partner he has ever had.
D.J. and Jackson arrive at Uncle Monty’s Sandwich Emporium after winning the Rocket League NorCal Finals. When Jackson decides to take the AP History class, D.J. is very happy.
The Mayor's Bird - While Kimmy, Fernando, Ramona, and Ethan play board games, Jackson and Max settle in for the spectacle of human drama.
DJ's Amazing 40th Birthday Race - Steve has planned a girls vs guys Amazing Race themed game called "D.J.'s Amazing Race: Birthday Edition" for D.J.'s 40th birthday.
Jackson and Max teach Tommy an important life skill, how to blow a bubble with chewing gum. Ramona knows that Tommy is too young for chewing gum, and gets him to spit it out. Tommy spits his gum out and it lands in Max's hair. Jackson and Ramona have Max put his hair in a bowl of ice for five minutes to get the gum out but it doesn't work. So they cover the gum with peanut butter and baking soda. Then scrub it out using an old toothbrush. Which doesn't work either. Steve wants them to get ready for D.J.'s birthday surprise.
Steve has set up D.J.'s party in the back yard. Steve wanted to make D.J.'s 40th birthday a really special day and give her something that she'd always remember. Steve pulls a draw-string to make the curtain fall from in front of a stage to reveal "Your Kids on the Block". Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, and Cosmo are on the stage. They dance and lip-sync to Fool me Once.
Five Dates with Kimmy Gibbler - Ramona can't wait for Rocki to meet Ethan. Rocki thinks the bar is pretty low since Ramona's last boyfriends were Bobby Popko and Marius Yo of Sexy Zone. When Ramona introduces Ethan and Rocki, things get weird. They deny knowing each other before exiting via opposite doors. Ramona thinks that Ethan and Rocki have some sort of secret past that she and Jackson don't know about. To discover the secret Jackson and Ramona need the most conniving, sneaky, snooping person they know... Max. Jackson and Ramona need Max to be fast and discreet.
Max gathers Jackson, Ramona, Rocki, and Ethan to tell them what he and his partner Steve discovered. Max admits it was a tough investigation. Max reveals that Ethan and Rocki used to play Dungeons and Dragons together. Rocki admits they were nerds and swore they'd never tell anyone else. Jackson thinks Rocki being into D&D is cool. Rocki never brought it up because it's not cool anymore. Ramona thinks it's cool that her boyfriend has such an interesting hobby, but that Rocki is a total nerd.
A Modest Proposal - Jimmy massages Stephanie's shoulders as Jackson, Ramona, and Max work and make sandwiches for the post-proposal party. Jackson and Ramona aren't getting paid. Max negotiated a deal where he gets a buck a sandwich, plus pull dental and vision. Ramona is outraged that Max gets paid while she and Jackson don't.
Jimmy, Jackson, Ramona, and Max have finished making the sandwiches for the post-proposal party. Jimmy can't find the engagement ring. They believe it to be in one of the sandwiches. Stephanie arrives to a messy shop after Jimmy, Jackson, Ramona, and Max have destroyed all the sandwiches searching for the ring. Before Jimmy can come clean to her, Stephanie admits she still has the ring. She forgot to give it to him.
When Let's Get Married starts playing a flash mob emerges on the street. D.J., Stephanie, Jackson, Ramona, Max, Tommy, Fernando, Jimmy, Cosmo, Matt, Rocki, Ethan are joined by back-up dances for the big proposal. Fernando removes Kimmy's cast and she gets up and starts dancing. D.J. is confused, this is not what they practised. Jesse and Joey tango up to D.J. together. Danny tells D.J. he had to be there for her big moment. With D.J. still confused, the dancing stops and Jesse plays soft music on his guitar. Steve comes walking through the crowd and asks Danny for his blessing. Steve get's down on one knee in front of everyone and proposes. To which D.J. responds "Yes. Yes. A million times yes".
- He inherited his bad dancing skills from his grandpa Danny
- Lola was his first kiss
- His locker combination at Van Atta Middle School was 1-2-3
- Was kicked out of the chess club because he kept calling it chest
- His football jersey number is 7
- Once broke his thumb doing close-up magic
- Has seasonal sadness
- When he was born D.J. ended up walking home with Jackson from the hospital because she wasn't sure the car seat was installed safely.
- Once fell down the stairs at school, knocked over 6 kids and a Home Economics teacher who was carrying a butter sculpture. When he tried to get up he kept slipping on the butter. It made local news and everyone called him Hot Butter Boy for weeks.
- Wakes up everyday thinking "Today cannot be worst than yesterday"