Josh reconnects with Colton and decides to move to Overland Park, but an uneasy Ali intends to bring him home. Meanwhile, Sarah feels abandoned and struggles to control her rage; Shelly faces Buzzy about his spending; and Maura has an exciting night out.
A peek into the past finds 12-year-old Maura's femininity stirring up tension between her mother and her grandparents. In addition, 12-year-old Shelly quits the school play and stops eating, and 21-year-olds Mort and Shelly have a secret affair.
The Pfeffermans gather to support Sarah's alternative spiritual endeavor. Elsewhere, Josh learns of a close friend's death and reaches out to Raquel for support, and Ali closes the night by observing Leslie's prejudices.
The Pfeffermans gather for Maura's birthday, but relationships are sorely tested. Meanwhile, Sarah corners Buzzy about temple-board politics, and Maura makes a big announcement. The evening closes with a game, forcing tight spaces and tense situations.
In the Season 3 opener, Maura works at an LGBT suicide hotline and receives an unsettling call from a young trans woman. Maura tries to find the caller and embarks on an odd odyssey through South Central Los Angeles.