On his first day of middle school, Noah's anxiety is so intense that he can't make it through the door. Enter Dude, a lovable emotional support dog.
Amara and Simon help a panicked Noah prepare for a class presentation. Meanwhile, Karen encourages Marvin to start sculpting again.
Noah's nervous about having friends over to play video games. With Marvin and Karen focused on supporting Noah, Embry sneaks out of the house.
Noah confronts a new challenge: riding the bus to school. When bullies pick on Simon, Amara encourages Noah to stand up to them.
Amara wonders why she didn't get the lead in the school musical. And the pressure's on when Valerie starts following Noah on social media.
A gallery owner is coming to see Marvin's new sculpture -- but Dude breaks it! While Embry stalls, Dude and Noah dig for the missing piece.
Noah stresses about finding a costume for Valerie's Halloween party. Simon decides to tell Amara he likes her -- but Amara has a crush on someone else.
The day after the party, Amara and Simon refuse to talk to Noah. To make amends, Noah steps up and faces one of his biggest fears.