Last Man Standing: Season 2 (2012 - 2013)


Season 2
Last Man Standing

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User Ratings: 124

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 2, 2012

In the second-season opener, Mandy prepares to vote in her first presidential election, and Mike and Kristin try to sway her vote in opposite directions.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2012

Boyd is reprimanded at school for playing dodgeball, so Mike starts an underground dodgeball club for the local kids—even though Kristin agrees with the school on this matter.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2012

Mike and Vanessa clash over what to tell their neighbors regarding a vandalized car. Meanwhile, Eve gets drunk at a party after her parents refuse to allow her to quit the soccer team.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2012

Vanessa's loyalty to Ed's ex-wife surprises Mike, who doesn't think Ed should reconcile with his ex. Elsewhere, Mandy wants to work with Kristin at the diner so she can earn money for a school trip, but Kristin is hesitant to put in a good word for her.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2012

After Vanessa's disastrous presentation at career day, Eve insists that her mother resign from her environmentally irresponsible company. Mike defends Vanessa, but Eve won't back down.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2012

Mike brings home a duck he hunted, but Kristin objects to exposing Boyd to such violence. Boyd then refuses to eat meat, prompting Mike to help his grandson understand the circle of life.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2012

Mike wants to give Vanessa a stress-free holiday without their daughters and grandson, so he tries to send the kids away for Christmas. Meanwhile, Ed goes turkey hunting and shoots a bald eagle by mistake.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2013

Eve gets suspended for calling a classmate a bad name, and Mike is shocked the school classifies this as bullying. Elsewhere, Ryan finds employment, and then he purchases a motorcycle, which disappoints Kristin.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2013

Mike informs Outdoor Man's longtime architect that he may lose his job to a youthful, pretty replacement. Meanwhile, Vanessa gets a promotion at work, but she worries that it was based on beauty and not merit.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2013

The Baxters' hiring of a new housekeeper brings with it questions of immigration, which ultimately lead Ed to check the green-card status of employees at Outdoor Man. Meanwhile, Kristin comes up with a clever moneymaking plan.

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Series 2 of this sitcom finds Mike (Tim Allen) butting heads with Ryan (Jordan Masterson), the father of Mike's grandson, Boyd (Flynn Morrison). Ryan becomes a bigger presence in Boyd's life, which leads to Mike and Ryan clashing over issues such as Boyd taking Ryan's last name. Ryan also begins to rekindle his romance with Kristin (now played by Amanda Fuller), Mike's oldest daughter. Since Kristin is no longer dating Kyle (Christoph Sanders), he's free to enter into a relationship with Mike's middle daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim). Meanwhile, Mike's youngest, Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), develops a rebellious streak. At one point she ditches football practice and gets drunk at a party, and another incident finds her insisting that her mother (Nancy Travis) quit her job at an environmentally irresponsible company. The series also features guest-star appearances from two of Allen's former "Home Improvement" costars: Richard Karn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Critic Reviews for Last Man Standing Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

The problem with Last Man Standing's attempts to go political is exemplified by the first scene of the season première, which remains one of the most uncomfortable scenes of television I've ever watched.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

When the biggest draw to a sitcom episode in 2013 is that it features a few minutes of Jonathan Taylor Thomas then, well, that show may have a problem.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

I think it's time the folks involved with Last take a closer look at All in the Family, in which the prejudice was built around real jokes.

Nov 2, 2012 | Full Review…

There are thousands of households right now going through the same dilemma - political divisions at the dinner table. It's kind of nice that at least one family sitcom was willing to tackle it directly.

Nov 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Almost a comedy classic.

Nov 2, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Last Man Standing: Season 2

  • May 03, 2020
    This is absolutely one of the funniest shows on television. It's very well written. If you can't get past your political views to see the beauty of this show then I feel sorry for you. Unlike other shows it shows all sides. That's the beauty! The friendship between Mike & Chuck is priceless. 2 of his 3 daughters argue against Mike's beliefs almost every show. It's a very well balanced show. Anyone with a sense of humor would enjoy this show. Get out of your own way and enjoy a well written, well acted comedy.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    Release this down under - they don't show it on TV, and every single person of all ages, of the 30+ folks I've watched it with just love it!
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Best season of this show.
  • Feb 10, 2019
    Tomatoes not really in tune with America. Looks like their opinion isn't worth a darn 83%appreciate LMS and this season.
  • Oct 17, 2018
    A fantastic family driven show that albeit may sway towards Conservative values, it nonetheless bridges any gaps with other belief platforms (and accomplishes this in a funny, witty and intelligent way!).... Its cancellation came as a shock to many including myself, however it is little surprise that its revival came out swinging with the same magic that made it popular with many of us to begin with! Excellent work from the cast and crew!!!
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Absolute trash. Not funny, not clever, not watchable. Avoid at all costs.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    Excellent second season. It strongly improves upon the first season, with better jokes, better heart in the writing, still has the great funny performance from Allen.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Great comedy TV show! Check it out I highly recommend it!

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