Season 1, Episode 4
“Husbands & Hooters”
Stephanie tries to offer Tonia advice on dating after divorce, but Tonia isn’t interested in hearing it. Candace is hurt when Suz and Stephanie won’t let her talk at girl’s night and decides to out Casey’s dirty little secret.
Mom of twins, Tonia, is feeling lonely after her divorce. She’s tried dating but she isn’t having much luck finding someone who meets her high standards. Stephanie tries to offer her advice, having been a single mom herself before meeting her second husband. She thinks Tonia should take time to get over her ex before dating again. But Tonia isn’t interested in hearing anyone’s opinion unless it’s her best friend Candace, and Candace thinks Tonia should be out on the town, having fun and hunting for hot guys.
Casey is struggling to get a moment’s rest from her four-year-old quadruplets. Even a play-date with Suz and her quads isn’t enough to keep Casey’s kids distracted. They want Mommy, Mommy, Mommy all the time. Casey confesses to Suz that she’s never allowed the kids to go anywhere without her. Not to a friend’s house, not to the park, not even upstairs in their own home! Suz decides to make it her mission to help Casey let go of control and allow both her and her kids a little breathing room.
In fact, all the moms could use some time away from their multiples, so they plan a girls’ night at a local wine bar. Tonia brings up the topic of dating, and Casey and Stephanie begin quizzing her on her ex-husband and current dating life. When Candace tries to answer for Tonia, Stephanie & Suz shout her down, explaining they would rather hear Tonia answer for herself. Candace feels like she’s being attacked for trying be a good friend, but the other ladies think a true friend would push Tonia to stand up for herself.
At the end of the week, Candace, Tonia, Suz and Casey go out for sushi dinner and once again, all Tonia can talk about is how to find a husband. She and Candace have tried going to a psychic for advice, but Tonia also wants to hear where Casey and Suz met their spouses, in case they can offer more advice. Casey is immediately angered by Tonia’s line of questioning. All the women are well aware of her “dirty little secret” – that she met her husband while working at Hooters. The whole evening reeks of sabotage and leaves Casey questioning Candace and Tonia’s true motives.