Val and her parents get a reality check when they meet with a financial advisor at UMass Boston. Will she have to scrap her college plans? High school dropout Courtney and her friend Caitlin hire a tutor to help them study for the GED, but who knows if they will be disciplined enough to follow through. On the home front, Kristina finally convinces longtime boyfriend Mikey to meet her family, and Noelle's estranged father resurfaces to tell her that he is marrying his longtime girlfriend. Will Noelle be able to tell her mom the devastating news?