Rule No. 155: Go With the Magician
Abby grapples with what to do about her father while making a last-ditch effort to salvage her professional relationship with Barbara; Jo makes an impulsive decision; Phoebe rents out her house, only to be shocked by who shows up on her doorstep.
Rule No. 930: Plan for New Plans
Abby returns to find changes have been made at Lady Parts; at Phoebe’s estate sale, Delia and Jo face down the Albert situation; Delia throws herself into running Paul’s campaign; a disaster is narrowly avoided when Abby’s father is left home alone.
Rule 49: Let It Shine
The girlfriends rally around Abby as she says a final farewell to her mother; Abby’s brother reconnects with Phoebe; Delia and Jo finally confront each other about Albert; Abby gets an unexpected surprise from an old flame.
Rule No. 706: Let Them Eat Cupcakes
Abby deals with a family emergency; tension builds between Jo and Delia as they hide their discoveries from each other; Phoebe ponders dispiriting lifestyle changes; Abby clashes with her mother, Dina; a harrowing twist of fate leaves Abby reeling.
Rule No. 10: Just Survive
Abby and Barbara clash over financial decisions; Abby cautions her daughter against becoming sexually active; Delia and Paul take their working relationship to the next level; Jo attends a silent retreat and confronts Albert.
Rule No. 91: Run Toward What Scares You
As Abby finishes her romance novel, she questions the future of her relationship with Mike; Barbara has second thoughts about quitting SheShe; Phoebe and JD’s marriage faces a challenge during a debauched getaway at Gemma’s mansion.
Rule No. 99: Cook Naked
Abby hosts a party for the baseball team’s parents while trying to keep her relationship with Coach Mike under wraps; Jo indulges Frumpkis’ plan to drum up business for the bakery; Phoebe brings in contractor Darrell to remodel Barbara’s kitchen.
Rule No. 225: What Happens in Bakersfield Stays in Bakersfield
Abby searches for creative inspiration while traveling with her son’s baseball team; the rest of the group tries to escape their problems with a weekend getaway, but Jo continues to worry her alcoholic ex-husband will have a relapse.
Rule No. 188: Mind Your Side of the Plate
Abby joins Barbara for a night out on the town to help her find material for her new column; Jo deals with the sudden departure of Scott; Phoebe and JD try to bond with the children; Delia’s new client gets stuck in a compromising position.