Blanche sees her daughter Rebecca for the first time in three years. When she learns her daughter is engaged to a man who mistreats her, she is afraid to speak out for fear of destroying their relationship again.
Rose tries to light a fire under her newly-retired boyfriend who has become a couch potato. But she's not sure she wants to go along when he decides to sail around the world. Meanwhile, the ladies' attempt to convert the garage into a guest room faces many obstacles.
While Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche sit around and feel like their lives are boring, Sophia goes out and fights with the grocery store over a nectarine and a piece of meat, conducts a jazz band made up of old ladies, and volunteers at the hospital.