Abby grapples with what to do with her father and tries to save her professional relationship with Barbara. Jo makes an impulsive decision that will affect her business and her relationship with Albert. Phoebe finds a way to make money by renting out her house, but someone from her past appears.
Abby returns to Lady Parts to find nothing at her company is how she left it. A seven-day escrow forces Phoebe to confront the reality of downsizing. Delia and Jo face down the awkward Albert situation. Delia throws herself into running Paul's campaign for City Council. Abby goes behind Barbara's back in making a big decision for Lady Parts.
The girlfriends rally around Abby as she says a final farewell to her mother. Abby's brother makes an appearance and reconnects with Phoebe. Delia and Jo finally confront each other about Albert, and Delia finally faces her true feelings about Paul. Abby gets an unexpected surprise from an old flame.
Abby hurries out of town to deal with a family emergency, leaving Barbara alone to make some difficult decisions. Tension between Jo and Delia builds as they hide their new discoveries from each other. Phoebe ponders some dispiriting lifestyle changes after she has trouble finding work. Abby and her mother clash as they deal with their stress in different ways. A harrowing twist of fate leaves Abby reeling.
Abby and Barbara clash over big financial decisions at Lady Parts. While Abby considers reconnecting with an old flame, she also cautions her daughter, Lilly, against becoming sexually active with new boyfriend Ethan. Phoebe reconsiders her priorities when an errand for Gemma brings her to JD's door. Delia and Paul take their working relationship to the next level. Jo attends a silent retreat and confronts Albert; the truth leaves her stunned.
Abby and Barbara launch their lifestyle blog. Barb's imagination is sparked by a run-in with Abby's ex, Will, and his new girlfriend, starlet Temple Hampton. Delia goes on a stakeout with an abrasive new colleague. At the expense of her marriage, Phoebe gets in deeper with her new friend, Gemma Sacco. Jo consummates her flirtation with sparring partner Bald Eagle without realizing his true identity.