When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family's life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott's amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can't be there to do so himself.
Robin and the Council agree to tell Luly a shocking truth. Oliver and Peter finally decide to adopt but learn some sobering news about the child's birth mother. Robin finds herself falling for Sam despite the chaos in her life
The Perry family comes together to deal with dad Scott Perry's health crisis. Scott reveals he has a plan to create a "Council of Dads" that will be there for the family if anything should happen to him.
Robin tackles the fall holidays bravely but feels she can't compare to how well Scott handled them. Oliver struggles with Peter's transgression. Theo makes new friends, but they aren't the best influence. Luly gets news about her adoptive family.
The Perry family and the Council all come together when Charlotte needs emergency surgery. Luly has a powerful meeting with her original adoptive parents that will change her life.
Anthony arrives at the Perry home to find Robin and Theo in peril. Oliver puts his medical skills to work when Sage goes into early labor. The future of the Crab Shack hangs in the balance. The Perry kids grapple with the news about Luly.
Robin contemplates romantic life after Scott. Luly and Evan make a risky investment with their loan money. Anthony prepares for the transition of the Crab Shack and develops a surprising friendship. Larry confronts his past failures.
Larry presents an offer to Robin that will impact the future of the Crab Shack. Luly digs deep into personal experiences to make an impression in her writing group. Evan contemplates a return to school. Oliver makes strides with Theo.
Anthony contemplates a job offer that would mean a move to Las Vegas. Evan finds his loyalties tested between Luly and his strong-willed mother. Oliver confronts Anthony about a deeply held personal secret that will rock the Perry family.
Robin grapples with how a "Council of Dads" could really function in their day-to-day life as Larry takes on his responsibilities with passion. Luly has an unexpected meeting with her birth mom and learns about her early life with Scott.
With a severe storm on the way, the Perry family heads for higher ground. With Luly's help, Larry reaches out to assist his estranged daughter and granddaughter escape the storm. Luly pens a very personal essay that ends up in the wrong hands.