After calling off his wedding to another woman, Darnell admits his true feelings for Maya, and they run off to Las Vegas to get re-married. Meanwhile, after giving birth to their daughter, Toni realizes that she and Todd may not have a future together. Also, during a hike in the mountains, Lynn encounters a despondent woman, and in a last ditch effort to make her feel better, Lynn spontaneously proposes marriage to her. Later, Joan is freaked out after spending an intimate night with William.
Desperately trying to tell Jennifer that getting married is a huge mistake, Lynn digs herself in deeper when she tries to break up with Jennifer, but ends up agreeing to a wedding in Hawaii. Meanwhile, Toni and Todd struggle with the decision whether or not to stay married as Maya and Darnell confront some of their own marital issues only being back together for a week. Later, Joan is outraged when she learns that William revealed intimate details to her girlfriends about the night they spent together.
Completely overwhelmed by being a new mom, Toni's irresponsible behavior from accidentally locking the baby in the house alone to missing the baby's first doctor's appointment, causes Todd to take drastic action. Meanwhile, Joan is trying to deal with the fact that the J-Spot isn't doing well, and her friends don't seem to notice.
Joan persuades a resistant Toni that she must start breast-feeding so that the baby will become dependent on her so that Todd won't be able to get full custody of Morgan. Meanwhile, Maya and Darnell must deal with some unresolved newlywed issues when Joan offers to throw them a post-marriage party and Darnell refuses to go. Later, Jennifer thinks that Lynn is avoiding sex with her because she is secretly in love with Joan.
When his mother needs an operation, William heads home to be with her, but is also faced with memories of his childhood and a father who never quite understood him. Meanwhile, the girlfriends must learn how to adjust to Toni's new lifestyle as a mom.
As she stresses over her decision to continue with her restaurant or return to her legal career, Joan finds herself pursued by a much older man (guest star Melvin Van Peebles), but she questions whether or not she should date him because of the age difference. Meanwhile, having trouble with the pitch for her second book, Maya's publishers threaten to take back their advance.
Completely unprepared for her custody battle with Todd for their daughter, Toni is taken aback when Todd's attorney portrays her as a bad mother putting her in jeopardy of losing Morgan. Meanwhile, surprised that sex with her older boyfriend, Kenneth (guest star Melvin Van Peebles) has been so great, Joan is convinced he is taking Viagra. Later, William starts to date a much younger woman. Toccara ("AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) guest stars as a waitress, and Loretta Devine ("Boston Public") guest stars as a family court judge.
Trying everything in her power to put off having sex with her partner Jennifer, Lynn realizes she must make a decision one way or the other, but Jennifer surprises Lynn with something completely unexpected.
Meanwhile, Joan, Toni and Maya convince William's much younger girlfriend that he is trying to change her with his controlling ways.
While on a blind date with one of Darnell's friends, Joan learns that Darnell may have slept with another woman the night before he re-married Maya, Meanwhile, Desperate to hang with the guys, William is excited when Darnell includes him in one of his outings.
As Joan wrestles with the future of her failing restaurant, her business partner William unexpectedly finds success turning the J-Spot into a sports bar and tries to convince her to be a part of the new venture.
Later, after seeing Joan desperate to not let her dream disappear, the girlfriends come together to try and help.
After sharing the holidays with both families for Morgan's first Christmas and Hannukah, Todd offers Toni full custody of their daughter on the condition that she raises her Jewish. Later, as Toni struggles between what is best for her daughter and her faith, the girlfriends don't hesitate giving their opinions, which only confuses Toni further.
After Lynn and Jennifer end their co-dependent friendship, Lynn feels lonely and without a focus, so the girlfriends try to get Lynn back on her feet by helping her rediscover her passion for music.
Later, fed up with working crazy hours, William's assistant turns to drastic measures to convince William to get a life outside the office.
With the renewed success of the J-Spot, Joan lands the cover of a trendy magazine as the "It Girl" of L.A., but is then concerned that it may because she slept with the reporter.
Later, William gives Lynn a guitar so she can finally learn how to play it and start to follow her passion for music.
Upset that Maya is making more money than he is, Darnell decides to sell the garage and pursue his dream of working on a NASCAR pit crew.
After being rejected for a spot in two bands, Lynn's frustration grows as she tries to steal some of the limelight and attention during Maya's seminar, only to get thrown out and confronted later by Maya about her lack of commitment, Meanwhile, Joan becomes insecure when she thinks she is being upstaged by the other participants, and despite telling the attendees not to ask her for a job, Toni is approached by an ambitious young woman, Tammy Hamilton, who begs her for an internship.
After firing her nanny, Toni starts to lean on the usually reliable Joan, who is so caught up in her new life as the "it girl of LA" that her self-involved behavior begins to cause a strain on their friendship.
Meanwhile, when Darnell teaches William how to excel at playing video games, William becomes completely obsessed and competitive.
When Toni starts spending time with her old ex-boyfriend, she can't manage all the other aspects of her life: single motherhood, a custody battle, her career and her girlfriends, and realizes that something has to give, Meanwhile, when Maya and Darnell decide to buy a house, they turn to Toni, who is too busy to take a real interest in helping them. Later, Joan ditches William in favor of enjoying her new life as the "it " girl.
Joan's concerned about her cousin, Melanie (Tia Mowry), who is putting her life on hold to help her boyfriend, Derwin (Aldis Hodge), a rookie with the San Diego Sabers. Guest stars: Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha, Jennifer Baxter as Kelly and Shanti Lowry as Dionne.
Consumed with her very active social life, Joan starts dating three men, Derek, Jevon and Kurtis, at the same time, causing more problems with her relationship with Toni, Meanwhile, William signs up with an elite dating service only to be matched with his former-flame Monica.
When she thinks she is ready to settle down with her basketball-player boyfriend Jevon, Joan decides to break it off with Derek (guest star Wayne Brady) and Kurtis, but she's disappointed to learn that Jevon has other ideas about their relationship, Meanwhile, after learning that her protégé Tammy (guest star Kelly Rowland) has set her up to be carjacked and put Morgan in harm's way, Toni attacks Tammy and gets thrown in jail instead.
Part 1 of two. Joan leaves Maya's housewarming to attend a Hollywood party, where she gets drunk and embarrasses herself. Meanwhile, William tries to convince Monica that they're meant to be together.
Toni is upset with the fact how Joan didnt keep her promise to go to the custody court. Maya and Darnell faces trouble after learning that Darnell is leaving for Florida. Lynn writes a song of how the four of them are drifting apart.