Kate & Allie were friends in school, now both divorced and raising kids on their own they find they need each other more than ever. Kate McArdle was a child of the 60's, a socially conscience woman who once tracked across Europe with nothing but what she could carry in her back pack. Now 20 years later, she works for Sloan Travel Agency and has a daughter Emma. She has recently divorced from her actor/husband Max, with whom she stll has a great relationship with. Then there's Allie Lowell. She is a prim and proper woman who had the perfect life, living in a mansion in Connecticut with her doctor/husband Charles. His affair with Claire has caused their divorce and led Allie to move in with Kate, along with daughter Jennie and son Chip. Their home maybe crowded but its also full of love.
Recaps4x9: Emma's Coming Out Party recap
: Kate is home in bed with a bad cold. So to pass time, Kate and Allie tell the kids the day they met each other after a two year absence. Kate had become an activist, hippie traveling through Europe with just a backpack. Allie had married Charles and lived in a huge home in Connecticut. But a day together reminiscing reveals that the only thing these two former best friends have in common is being pregnant with their first baby. While visiting Kate's apartment, Allie is disgusted by everything she sees, including the furniture, decor and even her tea kettle. To save the day, Allie invites Kate to her favorite restaurant for lunch. But when Kate starts playing the activist while Allie places her order, criticizing everything she chose, tempers start to flare. Deciding they have had enough, Allie offers Kate a ride home. Entering the parking lot they notice a car had parked too close to the passenger side, so Kate had to enter from the driver's entrance. When another argument ensues, Allie clumsily drops her keys out the window. Opening the door up she discovers a car had parked to close on the driver side also, and cannot retrieve the car keys. At that moment, Kate screams in pain as her labor pains begin. The scene then changes back to Kate's bedroom where they conclude the story... read more.