Aaron and Joan have a major fight over a new kitchen range, that Joan bought without talking to Aaron.
Joan kidnaps Aaron and whisks him away to Mexico in an effort to prevent his departure for Iraq; and Maya discovers marijuana in the house and assumes it belongs to Jabari.
Lynn meets a handsome student from UCLA who asks her to perform at a pro-environment rally, but she's torn when she gets a gig at the House of Blues for the same day. Meanwhile, Maya hears Jabari use the “B” word.
Maya puts her pregancy at risk as she deals with writers block and calls from her publisher. Joan discovers renting her apartment to William, Monica and Lynn isn't the best thing to do.
The friends worry about Maya when she accuses Darnell of blaming her for a recent tragedy. Meanwhile, Monica and William prepare for their first dinner party.
Joan takes Maya shopping as a form of therapy, but Maya realizes Joan's the one who needs consoling. Meanwhile, Monica tells William she's pregnant, but his response isn't what she expected.
Darnell is worried that Maya is still having trouble dealing with the death of their baby. Lynn discovers that a record label wants to sign her and William fears his sex life is now over since Monica is expecting.
While taking Maya, Joan and William out for a night on the town, Lynn runs into Xander. Who still hasn't forgiven her for baling out on him and his rally.
William considers leaving the firm as he feels disrespected at work. Maya starts to write a neighborhood newsletter as Joan feels Lynn doesn't like her housewarming gift.
Joan holds a fund-raiser to earn money for a holiday party for the support group of relatives for the soldiers in Iraq. Meanwhile, Monica learns of William's holiday traditions.
Maya and Darnell consider adopting a child while a neighborhood meeting presents them with the chance.
William and Monica battle over learning the sex of the baby. Lynn deals with the fact she might not be marketable to Blacks.
Maya helps Joan try to reach Aaron's kids, as she tries to read them a letter Aaron wrote to his students. William tries to teach Jabari how to drive.