Rule #137: Move Your Car – Abby struggles to keep busy after losing her job and gets involved with her son’s baseball team, only to clash with the abrasive coach. Also, Jo puts her former husband in rehab and plunges into a spicy relationship; Phoebe lands an art-gallery job; and Delia loses a big client.
Rule #43: When One Door Opens, There’s an Icy Draft – Fallout from a scandal impacts Abby while she and Jake care for Becca’s abandoned baby in the Season 3 opener. Also: Delia confronts Albert about sabotaging her wedding; Jo contemplates dating her baker; and Phoebe hosts a ceremony.
Rule #59: “Happily Ever After” Is an Oxymoron – The ladies help Delia following Gordon’s news in the Season 2 finale. Also: Jake returns from Latvia with a secret to tell Abby; Jo confronts her feelings about Scott; and Barbara sharpens focus on a possible new love interest.
Season 02, Episode 12 – “Rule #876: Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason”
Delia’s wedding arrives, but Abby is uninvited to the big event in the wake of a betrayal and the revelation of her affair. Abby focuses on finishing her book, yet Barbara discovers Abby is unraveling, and a race ensues to bring Abby and Delia together.
Rule #36: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, You’re Cooked – A heat wave bakes Los Angeles, and Abby feels even more heat when she’s told her book needs a major overhaul. Meanwhile, Abby decides to put Dr. Harris through the “boyfriend test”; Phoebe stages an art show for her new flame; and Delia tries to make amends with Gordon.
Season 02, Episode 10 – “Rule #36: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, You’re Cooked”
A heat wave bakes Los Angeles, and Abby feels even more heat when she’s told her book needs a major overhaul. Meanwhile, Abby decides to put Dr. Harris through the “boyfriend test”; Phoebe stages an art show for her new flame; and Delia tries to make amends with Gordon.
Rule #81: There’s No Crying in Porn – Abby wants to define her relationship with Dr. Harris, but she faces resistance. Meanwhile, Abby reconnects with escort Carl in Los Angeles; artist DJ’s creative process intrigues Phoebe; and Scott presses Jo to fight for what’s hers.
Season 02, Episode 09 – “Rule No. 81: There’s No Crying in Porn”
Abby wants to define her relationship with Dr. Harris but he isn’t ready; Scott pushes Jo to fight for what is hers.
Rule #79: Labels Are for Canned Goods – Abby and Barbara journey to a convention that helps those who are in shattered romances. Meanwhile, Phoebe’s new beau introduces her to the L.A. art scene, and Jo duels with Charlene over control of her bakery and the attention of her daughter.
Rule #14: No Means…No – Abby’s parents (Barry Bostwick and Lesley Ann Warren) arrive and make an odd request just as Jake gears up to leave for Latvia. Meanwhile, Abby reaches out to Becca to have a meeting; Jo embarks on an online dating binge; and Phoebe has a date with her professor.