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The Optimist is the 20th episode of Season 5. It aired on April 30, 2014.


With high school graduation less than two years away, Sue finds herself becoming stressed and hunkers down, frantically trying to earn a scholarship to help pay for college. Frankie and Mike are concerned that Sue is socializing with people in their 20s. Dr. Goodwin's business is down because Frankie forgot to send out all of his dental appointment reminder cards. She tries to find a way to secretly send them out without his knowledge. Elsewhere, Axl and Hutch try to gain weight for spring football drills.