In the first-season finale, Emily breaks the news to her parents that she's moving to Las Vegas, and the gals throw her a farewell party. Elsewhere, Kellie gives Jeff an answer about Chicago; Hadley makes a decision about Russ; Shea and Jeff go shopping for a house; and Julie heads back to the runway.
Conflicts over finances lead Shea and Jeff into marriage counseling, while Hadley loses her job. Elsewhere, Jeff asks Kellie to move to Chicago, and Emily needs to tell her father about her upcoming move to Las Vegas.
Julie's father expresses concern about her future, so she sets out to prove him wrong. Also: Emily gets career advice from Nancy O'Dell; and after Russ declares his love for Hadley, Shea catches him flirting with another woman.
Kellie hosts a slumber party for the gals, and Shea confronts Hadley about her commitment issues. Also: Julie reenters the modeling scene, but it doesn't go too well, and Shea has news to share, but Emily's hair issues take precedence.
Shea and Jeff go on a trip that could be a turning point in their relationship when they visit his family. Meanwhile, Emily goes to extreme measures when updating her appearance for a new job, and Hadley is surprised by what Sterling tells her.
Julie worries about her biological clock as she celebrates her 35th birthday; Shea and her dad look at possible wedding dates, even though Shea isn't engaged yet; the twice-divorced Kelly wants to start a matchmaking business; Emily knows her traditional parents won't like her latest job offer; and Hadley regrets sharing her feelings with Sterling.
In the series premiere of a reality series that follows the careers and romances of five modern Southern women at turning points in their lives, the women are introduced and their backgrounds are highlighted.