Unable to decide on who to appoint to the empty seat on the Supreme Court, President Gilchrist decides to take and untimely family trip to his ranch to clear his head and avoid choosing. Skip is heart broken when finds out his crush Stacy has a boyfriend. Emily thinks Xander and Marigold are too engrossed in technology, so she kidnaps their phones and has them go on a cross country hike to retrieve them, so they may learn to appreciate the beauty of nature. Yet her plan ends up backfiring against her. Becca is having trouble listen to the D.B.'s less then intellectually stimulating.