Season 1, Episode 6
“Joan Looks For Love”
Joan returns back to L.A. and patches it up with Melissa, who convinces Joan that it’s time to return to the dating world. Joan’s friends set her up a series of hilarious blind dates. Joan, in turn, encourages Melissa to get engaged to Jason.
Joan returns to Los Angeles from New York after reconciling with Melissa. Mother and daughter hug and apologize to one another. Joan thinks it’s time for Jason and Melissa to make a meaningful commitment to one another, so she gives Melissa a family heirloom ring, in hopes that it will be used as an engagement ring. Melissa tells her mother that she will discuss it with her live-in boyfriend, Jason.
When Melissa tells Jason about the ring, he reacts with amusement. Jason and Melissa agree that they are both happy with the way things are and don’t need to be married. Jason suggests that they should get Joan out on some dates so that she can focus on herself, rather than thinking about their relationship.
Melissa tells her mom that she and Jason have decided that Joan should get out there and date and try to meet someone. After some cajoling, Joan agrees to go on a couple dates, and Melissa says she’ll get their friends to find men to set up with Joan.
To cleanse the house of bad energy, Joan and Melissa bring an old family friend, Sally Glassman, over to the house. Sally, whom Melissa refers to as a "spiritual adviser," performs a cleansing ritual on Melissa’s home. Then Joan and Melissa shop together to find outfits for Joan’s dates.
Joan’s first date, Barry, regales Joan with stories about squid fishing, which makes Joan become very bored very quickly.
Joan’s best friend Margie lets her know that she has another date for Joan: a 77-year-old, never-married, ex-dancer named Don, whom Joan agrees to meet. Joan’s dancing date with Don ends with a dramatic fall, and Joan leaves the date believing that Don might be gay.
Joan’s third date takes her to a gun club, where they do some target shooting, and then go to dinner. The dinner is continually interrupted with fans asking for pictures with Joan.
A final date, Jerome, picks Joan up on his motorcycle and takes her to his Malibu home for a beachfront date, where Joan gets really cold.
In the end, Joan and Melissa find that they are both content with the way things are. Joan doesn’t need to meet a man, and Melissa doesn’t need to get married again.