Last Man Standing season 7: How could exchange student be factored in?

Last Man StandingEarlier this week at TCA, it was revealed that Last Man Standing season 7 is going to be introducing an interesting new character into the mix: An exchange student. Whether or not they are a series regular or just a temporary part of the story remains to be seen, but all signs point to them having an interesting role to play.

No casting has been announced for this character just yet, just like there hasn’t been any potential replacement announced yet for Molly Ephraim. (To read more about why she’s leaving the show, check out the video below and subscribe for some other updates!) Yet, we feel like something will be announced there by the end of the months, especially if this student is meant to be there for the premiere episode.

What we know right now is that the character is from China, and there is a chance to see an interesting sort of cultural learning from this as the Baxter family learns about someone who is so different from them. Meanwhile, this student can learn about life in America, as well.

So how much do we expect this character to play a role in the story? At the moment, we think that this character could function as a fill-in for Eve when she is not around, which will be some of the time since Kaitlyn Dever is only recurring this season. The new Mandy will have a presence and Amanda Fuller is sticking around as a major part of the show moving forward. We don’t think that this character will be the same personality-wise as Eve by any means, but she could function in a similar role: Being a part of the family while providing conflict here and there. We think that Last Man Standing, beyond it being a sitcom, is really about people coming together despite their differences because of the love that they have for each other. You can really compact the show down into that and understand what it’s trying to achieve.

RelatedA character, unfortunately, will be killed off this season

How do you think that this foreign-exchange student character will be a part of Last Man Standing season 7? Let us know in the comments!

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