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Girlfriends Season 3 Episodes

25 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Episode 1

Coming to Terms

Mon, Sep 23, 2002 30 mins

Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) throws a "Bring Your Ex" party, while Maya mopes about her separation from Darnell. Also: a bored Toni (Jill Marie Jones) yearns for drama; William wants Lynn to get a job. Darnell: Khalil Kain. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Maya: Golden Brooks. William: Reggie Hayes. Lynn: Persia White.

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Episode 2

Getting Our Act Together

Mon, Sep 30, 2002 30 mins

Maya (Golden Brooks) and Darnell (Khalil Kain) visit their minister (Ed Bernard) for marriage counseling; Lynn (Persia White) seeks employment; William (Reggie Hayes) vies with Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) for a partnership position. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Swedelson: Phil Reeves. Toni: Jill Marie Jones.

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Episode 3

Secrets and Eyes

Mon, Oct 7, 2002 30 mins

Joan plans a birthday bash for an unenthusiastic Toni, who refuses to act her age; William seeks a one-night stand. Monica: Keesha Sharp. Dr. Garrett: Jason Pace. Joan: Tracee Ellis Ross. Toni: Jill Marie Jones. William: Reggie Hayes.

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Episode 4

Star Craving Mad

Mon, Oct 14, 2002 30 mins

Joan is irritated---and charmed---by an obnoxious movie star (Adrian Lester) at the gym; William becomes a sperm donor for his lesbian sister. Zellner: Peter Paige. William: Reggie Hayes. Joan: Tracee Ellis Ross. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 5

Don't Leave Me a Loan

Mon, Oct 21, 2002 30 mins

Lynn's parents (Alley Mills, Cliff DeYoung) pressure her to pay off her student loans, meaning she has to get a---gulp---job; Maya struggles to keep her marital separation a secret from her mother (Charmin Lee). Roberta: Michelle Banks. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Lynn: Persia White. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 6

Invasion of the Gold Digger

Mon, Oct 28, 2002 30 mins

Joan, Maya, Toni and Lynn decide that William's dominating new girlfriend (Keesha Sharp) has to go; a diminutive doctor's play for Toni comes up short. Todd: Jason Pace. Bartender: Elisa Leonetti. Toni: Jill Marie Jones.

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Episode 7

Blinded by the Lights

Mon, Nov 4, 2002 30 mins

Joan is starstruck when Ellis (Adrian Lester) invites her to a Hollywood premiere; and Toni can't shake new pal Laila Ali (who plays herself). Darla: Angie Stone. Reporter: Elisa Leonetti. Clerk: Ted Michaels.

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Episode 8

Handling Baggage

Mon, Nov 11, 2002 30 mins

Maya learns from her cousin Ronnie (Lamont Johnson) that Darnell (Khalil Kain) saw another woman (Kellie Williams); William seeks the return of his missing luggage. Peaches: Shawn Harrison. Carlos: Ricky Luna. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards.

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Episode 9

The Mommy Returns

Mon, Nov 18, 2002 30 mins

Lynn meets her biological mother (Karen Austin), whose free-spirited ways prove too much for her daughter to handle. Also: Joan wants Maya to move out. Roberta: Michelle Banks. Tom Novak: Richard Kuhlman. Lynn: Persia White.

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Episode 10

A Little Romance

Mon, Nov 25, 2002 30 mins

Toni is knocked down to size when the diminutive Dr. Todd Garrett (Jason Pace) worms his way into her heart; Joan is underwhelmed when Ellis rates her looks on a scale of 1 to 10. Ellis: Adrian Lester. Byron: Ray Allen. Guy: Johnny Kastl.

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Episode 11

Santa v. Monica

Mon, Dec 16, 2002 30 mins

William is torn between dressing up as Santa Claus to impress Maya's disbelieving son and throwing a Christmas party for his boss; Toni is mesmerized by Todd's holiday gift. Monica: Keesha Sharp. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Swedelson: Phil Reeves. Todd: Jason Pace.

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Episode 12

Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning

Mon, Jan 6, 2003 30 mins

Lynn swoons over a sexy---but celibate---spoken-word performer (Saul Williams), to the bemusement of her friends; Joan tries to console Ellis after his latest film bombs and he's accused of being a sellout. Omar: Common. Mike D: Michael Datcher. Red Beans: Indigo. Rice: Leaf Newman. Ellis: Adrian Lester.

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Episode 13

Howdy Partner

Tue, Jan 7, 2003 30 mins

Swedelson welcomes a newcomer (Anne Marie Johnson) to his law firm, while Joan and William vie for a vacant partnership position. Michael Goldberg: David Groh. Swedelson: Phil Reeves.

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Episode 14

Single Mama Drama

Mon, Feb 3, 2003 30 mins

A soon-to-be-divorced Maya finds a kindred spirit in a brassy single mother (Terri Vaughn) whose carefree attitude irritates Joan; William insinuates himself into Lynn's workplace. Mary: Devika Parikh. Sticks: Jo D. Jonz. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Darnell: Khalil Kain.

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Episode 15

Happy Valentine's Day...Baby?

Mon, Feb 10, 2003 30 mins

Toni is irked by the racially-themed Valentine's Day card given to her by Todd (Jason Pace); Joan suspects Ellis is cheating; Lynn is frustrated by her boyfriend's celibacy; William can't admit to Monica (Keesha Sharp) he quit the law firm. Kevin Eubanks ("The Tonight Show") has a cameo. Sivad: Saul Williams. Ellis: Adrian Lester.

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Episode 16

Sex, Lies and Books

Mon, Feb 17, 2003 30 mins

Jackie Collins, Bebe Moore Campbell, Marcia Clark and Motown executive Suzanne de Passe cameo as Joan starts a book club; Maya goes on a blind date with a doctor (Orlando Jones) and flirts with a new neighbor (Rockmond Dunbar). Also: William decides to tell his girlfriend he's unemployed.

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Episode 17

A Stiff Good Man Is Easy to Find

Mon, Feb 24, 2003 30 mins

Toni can't decide if she wants Todd to propose; William's lust for Sharon (Anne-Marie Johnson) puts him in a compromising position with Monica (Keesha Sharp). Todd: Jason Pace. William: Reggie Hayes. Toni: Jill Marie Jones.

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Episode 18

Runaway Bridesmaid

Mon, Feb 24, 2003 30 mins

Toni's upcoming wedding rankles Joan, who tries to burn off her envy by running in a marathon; Maya, William and Lynn try to come up with a gift for the bride-to-be. Ellis: Adrian Lester. Todd: Jason Pace. Joan: Tracee Ellis Ross. Toni: Jill Marie Jones.

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Episode 19

The Pact

Mon, Mar 17, 2003 30 mins

An already envious Joan is livid when her college rival (Kimberly Elise) is invited to be a bridesmaid at Toni's wedding; Swedelson tries to lure William back to his firm. Brian: Timon Kyle Durrett. Mrs. Nussbaum: Linda Porter. Swedelson: Phil Reeves.

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Episode 20

Where Everyone Knows My Name

Mon, Mar 24, 2003 30 mins

Lonely Maya drags her friends to a favorite nightspot---where her ex-husband is a regular; William pursues a list of dreams. BernNadette Stanis ("Good Times") cameos as herself. Lena: Chenoa Maxwell. Peanut: Alex Thomas. Maverick: George Loving Jackson. Darrell: Khalil Kain.

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Episode 21

Too Much Sharin'

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 30 mins

Joan learns that William is dating her new boss (Anne-Marie Johnson), who is making Joan's life miserable; Lynn helps Toni prepare for her wedding night. Maya: Golden Brooks. William: Reggie Hayes. Lynn: Persia White.

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Episode 22

Blood Is Thicker than Liquor

Mon, May 5, 2003 30 mins

Isaac Hayes guest stars as Toni's father when the combustible Childs family arrives in town to meet Todd's parents; Maya wants William to set her up with one of his friends. Veretta Childs: Jenifer Lewis. Sherri: Yvette Nicole Brown. Melanie: Karimah Westbrook. Dr. Garrett: Lou Wagner. Mrs. Garrett: Jane Daly. Evan: Terrell Clayton.

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Episode 23

The Fast Track and the Furious

Mon, May 12, 2003 30 mins

Lynn visits Virginia to see her birth mother (Karen Austin) about their documentary---with a reluctant Toni in tow; Maya mulls a job change. Elizabeth Bickle: Ellen Geer.

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Episode 24

The Wedding

Mon, May 19, 2003 30 mins

Part 1 of two. Toni has the prenuptial jitters; Joan suspects Ellis is cheating with his old flame; Maya is drawn to Toni's brother (Danso Gordon); Sivad (Saul Williams) is unhappy with Lynn living with William. Veretta Childs: Jenifer Lewis. Sylvia: Lisa Ann Cabasa. Ellis: Adrian Lester. Security Guard: Vincent Ward.

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Episode 25

The Wedding

Mon, May 19, 2003 30 mins

Conclusion. Toni's father (Isaac Hayes) must warm the bride's feet after a pre-wedding spat with Todd in the season finale. Jill Scott has a cameo. Also: Maya refuses to be intimidated by Mrs. Childs (Jenifer Lewis), who doesn't want her dating Antoine (Danso Gordon). Todd: Jason Pace. Sivan: Saul Williams. Dr. Garrett: Lou Wagner. Mrs. Garrett: Jane Daly.

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