Denise connects with a wounded soldier who reminds her of her carefree past; Katie is upset to learn her father is going on another secret mission; and Claudia Joy becomes the object of a schoolboy crush.
Denise befriends a soldier who encourages her to ride a motorcycle; Roland is offered a high-school-counseling position; Roxy takes a job at a shrimp pier; Joan reveals her condition to her troops; and Trevor becomes a hero.
Denise is the subject of gossip when she is seen off the base with Getti; Betty discovers her cancer is spreading, so she plans her dream vacation; and Roland spends time at the maternity ward with Denise to get parenting advice.
Joan is confined to bed rest because of pregnancy complications; Trevor learns he can't return to combat; Pamela continues to bond with new friend Brenda (Tawny Cypress); and Frank notices a change in Denise.
Roland learns about Trevor's addiction; the Holdens are visited by an old friend (Alex Fernandez); Pamela's stalker gets close to her kids at the playground; and Denise and Frank discuss their relationship after an emotional farewell to their son.
A new wife (Mayte Garcia) arrives on base and her competitive streak puts her at odds with Claudia Joy. Meanwhile, Roland and Joan are happy to have Roland's mother visit until she criticizes his parenting skills; and Michael is upset to learn about Denise's relationship with Getti.
The second season wraps up with the Holdens dealing with big changes. Meanwhile, Pamela wonders about her decision to marry into the Army; Betty's long-lost nephew arrives unexpectedly at the bar to see Roxy; and Roland must help a former patient.