Bull and Buck spend New Year’s Day watching college football on Bull’s basement TV and reminiscing about how lousy the Scapegoats football team was.
The gang at Atomik Komix, in between inexplicable power failures, manage to introduce a new character, the “Scorch”.
Wally and Adeela prepare for graduation. Though Wally has a job at Montoni’s waiting for him, Adeela is unable to get hired because of her foreigner status. At the graduation pizza party, Tony welcomes Wally aboard (even though he was hired in the kitchen nine years ago) and Funky installs him as night manager; Wally in turn announces Adeela will be the pizzeria’s new day manager.
January 27-February 3
Becky and Dinkle attend the Ohio Music Educators Conference in Cleveland.
Bull is notified that he will be inducted into Westview’s Sports Hall of Fame. Linda invites Bull’s erstwhile rival Buck to give the induction speech.
At the high school, Linda shares with fellow teacher Les that she plans on retiring at the end of the school year, as Bull’s condition worsens.
February 25-March 2
Cayla takes Les shopping for new clothes to wear at book signings. Les infuriates Cayla by paying full price for the very first thing he tries on.
Bernie Silver organizes the students to “walk out” of school to protest gun violence on the first anniversary of March for Our Lives.
Holly informs Funky that her mom has decided not to return to Florida due to worries about climate change.
Bull has an angry episode involving a lost DVD; this prompts wife Linda to take him to a doctor in North Carolina for more tests.
March 18-April 7
Holly’s mom Melinda has officially moved in with her daughter and son in law, and Funky must go to Florida to ship back all of her belongings.
Cindy announces her latest project will be a documentary about disgraced silent film star Butter Brinkel. Naturally, this means she must fly back to Ohio, with Mason and Jessica, to do research, from Crazy Harry’s DVD collection.
April 15-May 5
Ahead of Free Comic Book Day Dead Skunk Head John visits Atomik Komix to enlist Darin, Pete, and Holtron for in-store appearances. Also present are Flash Freeman, Mason, Les, and Tom Batiuk stand-in”Batton Thomas.”
Les invites Cindy to visit the staff of The Bleat.
Summer, who has been in college for 7 years now, calls Les to tell him she’s thinking of changing her major.