Hill , who happens to be a childhood friend. Meanwhile, Melanie sets up Joy on a date with Alec's friend, Bill , and Elka is intoxicated with power while acting as Victoria's agent. Eventually, Melanie begins to wonder where their relationship is going when Alec keeps returning her toothbrush that she left at his apartment. Meanwhile, Wilbur utters his first few words while in the presence of Elka and Mamie, and they aren't words that Joy will be happy to hear. Meanwhile, Melanie can't stop texting Alec, even though she knows he is vacationing with his girlfriend, Carmen Morgan Hewitt. News has exclusively learned, and the Saturday Night Live vet has landed one juicy role: He's 's new boyfriend! She even contacts the one ex who broke her heart, a renowned heart surgeon named Julian , who happens to be in town and gives her the honest feedback she is looking for.
The toys move Alec into asking Melanie about having kids. Whilst Joy is initially furious with Philippa because of the revelation, she eventually agrees that what her mother did was for the best, and that it wouldn't have worked out anyway. After the ladies' dog Brutus eats Joy's keys, the girls all visit the local animal clinic. Also, when Joy's mother Philippa is visiting Cleveland for Wilbur's christening, Joy asks Owen to lie about his entire life to appease her mother. Meanwhile, Joy and Elka compete to make the best short film for a college class.
But when a ex-spelling bee contestant, Tommy , goes to pick up his grandfather's medication and reveals that he used to sell pills illegally before the women moved in on his business, he proposes to buy their stockpile or he will burn their house down. After several attempts to clarify herself to Alec while he is on vacation, Melanie is surprised when Alec returns and admits that he has feelings for her, though he insists that Chloe shouldn't know yet. However she quickly feels left out of place due to her age, especially upon learning that Elka goes to the same college and is one of the popular kids, though Elka hesitantly helps her feel more welcome at the college. Victoria suspects her co-star in the Woody Allen movie, Emmett Lawson , has ulterior motives, and she schemes to get to the bottom of it. She also finds an engagement ring he was planning to give her and tries it on. Speaking of Emmett, who is Victoria's co-star in her movie, although she is suspicious of his motives, the two develop chemistry between each other, especially when rumors circulate of a secret relationship between them. Their efforts occur as part of the show's first live episode, where they successfully manage to do so as well as avoid trouble with a former drug lord and a major mob boss.
The season ends on a double cliffhanger as Victoria wakes up to find Emmett gone and Melanie is stunned to find out that she is pregnant. When Victoria and Emmett become rude and dismissive to Joy and a male extra, Liam , Victoria explains that as a big star, that's what's expected of her. Struggling between her vanity and fame and her urge to be charitable, she unwittingly volunteers to give a kidney. Although they initially play along with the false rumors, this relationship quickly becomes real as the two fall in love with each other. Victoria nevertheless accepts his proposal, and hires a wedding planner for their wedding in prison. Archived from on September 6, 2013.
A storyline running in parallel with this is the fact that Elka and her friend Mamie-Sue are running a shady venture together. Elka is frustrated with Pierre's slowness in making moves on her, so she tries to make him jealous by hitting on his brother, Etienne. This storyline spawns several more season-long storylines; while Victoria babysits Wilbur and takes him to a baby audition, she manages to land a leading part in a movie directed by Woody Allen. The relationship is cemented near the end of filming, when Emmett invites Victoria on a romantic trip to Morocco with him after filming concludes. Victoria, trying to get over Emmett's arrest, is asked to be a spokesperson for kidney donation registry.
Victoria finds her mother has become a and talks only through her sock puppets. Victoria becomes insecure in her relationship with Emmett, after he is spotted by photographers in Italy while out on the town with other female celebrities. At the end of the episode, Victoria returns to announce that Emmett has escaped prison, while Melanie announces she's pregnant. Though Joy is angry with him for abandoning her, Simon expresses regret over this and reconciles with Joy, vowing to return soon to be there for her and their family. However, he accidentally blurts it out while Melanie is trying to save Chloe from falling off the ledge of the workplace building. Her worries are compounded when Bess announces she has begun dating a childhood friend and the two plan to travel the county together in a motor home. Realizing she wants to set a good example for her grandson, Joy decides to enrol at college, taking up a course in economics.
Although Joy contemplates turning in Elka to the police, she ultimately decides to help Elka and Mamie quickly sell off all of their unsold drug stock including the large inventory in the basement , with the help of Victoria and Melanie. Victoria's elation over her new movie role is tempered when the director wants her to gain weight for the role. Joy goes back to college, but feels she doesn't fit in. Victoria gets a part in a movie, but is frustrated by receiving her script lines one at a time. Chloe accepts the relationship and leaves the firm, and Melanie and Alec begin to form a stable relationship.
Although Joy is suspicious of this when she sees the cash Elka has been hiding, she doesn't find out more information until she takes an internship at a private investigation firm run by Detective Bob Moore. It turns out Liam has a past grudge against Emmett, and schemes with Joy to get back at him. Mamie accuses Elka of being bossy, and declares she wants out of their shady business venture. When Joy celebrates Wilbur's birthday, this causes Melanie and Alec to think about the idea of having kids together. However, just as he does so, police officers arrest him for tax fraud, which Emmett's business manager had committed under shady deals for which Emmett blindly signed contracts which implicated him as well. She uses the time to contact all her ex-husbands and find out what she did wrong in those marriages before she weds Emmett. While Victoria learns than neither Joy nor Melanie would list her as an emergency contact, she still discovers how much each values her as a friend.
Meanwhile, after receiving flirting lessons from Elka, Mamie meets the clinic's veterinarian, Dr. Joy is smitten by a handsome firefighter named Sean who has just rescued four puppies from a burning building. But Bob and Sean become too close as friends, ruining Joy's romantic notions. Kapoor , Joy comes up with multiple lies: she's part , is a gourmet chef, and is Wilbur's 40-year-old mother. Penny ultimately moves to Cleveland, where she is almost immediately hit on by Nick , one of Elka's former boyfriends. To cope, Melanie invents a lie involving a fake boyfriend, actor Emmett Lawson.