Lily jeopardizes her relationship with JR. Cobra confronts Ryan about a rumor on the internet. Van has a questionable plan to win Jenn back. Danielle throws a fashion show to help promote her new fashion blog.
Danielle reveals a secret about Kat; JR and Lily take their relationship to the next level; Van freaks out when Jenn mentions the "m" word; and Charmaine questions Ryan about Kat. Also: problems arise at Phor's concert.
Charmaine's birthday party turns sour when Danielle confronts Ryan. While Ryan heads to Philly for a tattoo convention, Van and Danielle take over the shop; Ryan rehires a former employee; and Kat unexpectedly shows up in Chicago.
Ryan makes a controversial move to assert his authority; Ashley looks to the heavens to help Don control his anger; Danielle confronts Kat about being a bad friend; and Van discovers he's been intentionally locked out of the shop.
In the Season 3 premiere, Ryan battles his staff about their growing disrespect; Don and Ashley's marital bliss is threatened; Kat leaves Chicago for L.A.; Van starts a brawl at the 9Mag anniversary party; and Ashley starts trouble with Charmaine.