Mary has a party and Sandra brings her latest beau, a Congressman. But when she invites Brenda's stunning teacher, Sandra sees she has some competition because the woman and the Congressman have a lot to talk about. So she agrees to attend a benefit for something she knows nothing about. And she drags Mary along whom she says is a Prime Minister.
Rose is feeling frustrated that all the men she's been dating dumps her for younger girls. So to help her, Sandra suggests she joins a video dating service but Sandra suggests she adopt more exotic persona, so she transforms herself to Raquel. And when s guy expresses interest in her, she finds it hard to maintain the Raquel persona.
When Mary and Rose catch a young man spray painting the building, they try to stop him but in the end they turn his spray can on him and he gets away. Later he files a suit against them for assault. They hope that Sondra who was in her date's car at the time can corroborate their version of the events. But all she saw was when Mary and Rose grabbed the boy and spray painted him.
Lester has a chance to do a big project and give a friend who's out of work a job. But things change when he learns that the company whom he'll be working for sponsors apartheid. So he has to choose which is more important.
Sandra receives a letter from her mother, who is coming to visit. This upsets her because she feels that her mother never really loved her. Mary tries to placate her, but Sandra accidentally invites a gentleman friend, Mop, over for the same weekend her mother is visiting. Mary helps Sandra prevent her mother and Mop from meeting.
Mary, Rose, and Pearl are fund-raising for a toy drive for children sick in the hospital. Sandra donates a teddy bear and asks Mary for a ride to the mall. Mary and Lester go to the toy store only to find it closed, but Mary spots someone she believes to be an employee of the store. He lets her in, and she and Lester realize he's trying to rob the store.
Lester has to go to the IRS for an audit and he is nervous. Mary who goes with him tells him that everything will be OK. They go to a coffee shop before going to the audit. Lester thinks he forgot some records that they need so he leaves Mary in the shop. Later a guy comes in and starts making some chauvinistic comments that Mary takes exception to, and they both go at it. Later when Mary and Lester go to the audit, she discovers that the IRS man is the one she had the heated exchange with.