Alex's worst nightmare is realized when she gets news that she has to share the Valedictorian title with her number one competitor, Sanjay Patel. Both sets of parents get equally caught up in the rivalry and convince Principal Brown to let them break the tie via a gym grade they both have not completed - a one mile run. Elsewhere, Gloria is studying for her upcoming U.S. citizenship test and a visit from Javier throws her off her game, and Mitch and Cam blindly agree to join a protest against a local restaurant that they are actually secretly excited about.
- Andrew Daly as Principal Brown
- Benjamin Bratt as Javier Delgado
- Suraj Partha as Sanjay Patel
- Kevin Daniels as Longines
- Principal Brown's fourth appearance ("First Days", "Under Pressure", "Integrity").
- Javier Delgado's fourth appearance ("Up All Night", "Lifetime Supply", "Flip Flop").
- Second episode to revolve around Alex's valedictorian class ("See You Next Fall").
- This episode marks Sanjay Patel's first on-screen appearance, who was previously mentioned in "Our Children, Ourselves", "See You Next Fall", "Career Day", "Under Pressure", and "Sleeper".
- This is the second episode in which Mitchell and Cameron's plot revolve around a restaurant they hope to eat in, after "Caught in the Act".
- Longines's eight appearance.
- Vish and his wife Nina reappear from Our Children, Ourselves. Nina also appeared in Under Pressure.k
- This episode was originally produced under the title "We're Number One".
- Haley is absent in this episode.
- A family only needs one person who is a US citizen to use that US Citizen line at airport immigration.
- The title references the film Patriot Games.
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