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Molly Kagan seems to have it all. She has a wonderful husband, an adorable daughter and lives in a Brentwood mansion. With her husband's Hollywood connections as a movie studio executive, Molly gets the best tables at the hottest restaurants and belongs to the most exclusive clubs. Just before her 10-year anniversary, her husband calls to tell her he wants a divorce—conveniently, just as their prenup is about to expire—and Molly is left on her own without a social life… or her so-called friends. She takes advantage of the offer of a summer in Malibu, and begins rebuilding her life with the assistance of some old and some unexpectedly new friends.moreless
Lou has disappeared and the police questions Molly. Sam's past is revealed to Molly over a coffee date as she learns he is homeless. Joan's lie about her sister "Bambi" is catching up with her and Molly helps her out by donning a blonde wig and pretending to be Bambi.
The police brings Sam in for questioning regarding Lou's disappearance and Joan is hurt in a drunken-driving accident.
Molly is happy with Sam, but her other relationships suffer when she tries to get Joan to quit drinking. Meanwhile, the divorce proceedings aren't going well, and Sam begins to feel pressure from Molly to change.
In the season finale, Molly causes a blowup with Joan after reporting her rehab stunt to Pappy. Then she faces a difficult choice between Sam, who wants her back, and Lou, who wants to start a relationship. Meanwhile, problems with the divorce settlement drive Molly to find the strength to claim what's rightfully hers and take charge of her own life.moreless