Jimmy visits, bringing his girlfriend Ramona. When Jimmy loses his temper she goes to Grace for advice. Grace also deals with a fight between Nadine and Wade, and problems with credit at her local grocery store.
When the oil refinery has an explosion, Grace finds that Quinton and Libby just aren't interested that she could have died. Meanwhile, Grace takes a temporary job as a secretary at the refinery and realizes it's not her forte.
Grace realizes Wade and Nadine are having sex when she finds a pair of his boxers in her garage. Grace slips on Wade's icy property, and at Wade's insistence, sees a physical therapist. Wade accuses Grace of drawing out the sessions when he finds out she is attracted to Travis, the therapist. Grace later decides to date Travis.
Grace sends a story to the local paper and is thrilled when she is told they will print it. She later finds they have heavily edited the story. Quentin tells Grace he wants to live with Jimmy and Jimmy agrees it is a good idea. Grace relents for a two week period, but Jimmy brings Quentin back after only one week, saying he isn't cut out for full time fathering.
Grace speaks to Nadine about the Travis's controlling nature and how she feels it might be a problem she needs to work on for herself. Grace and Travis break up, but for differing reasons. At the refinery, Vic thinks his wife is cheating on him.
Grace receives a letter from her college-aged son Matthew, that she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. They later meet and Grace finds Matthew has several misconceptions and questions about her.
Grace's father in law, Emmett, is admitted to the hospital with chest pains and finds he has to have bypass surgery. Wade tells Nadine it's okay if they can't have kids, he'd be just as happy adopting.