Gloria meets a new man; Jackie's son reveals surprising news; Denise and Frank celebrate their anniversary apart; Joan has a disagreement with Latasha and Maggie; Holly is disappointed when she is unable to talk to Tim.
Denise helps Michael sort through Claudia Joy's clothes; Eddie's impending deployment prompts Caroline to insist on living with her real mother; Gloria regrets moving fast with Pat; Joan struggles to juggle work and parenthood.
Despite their best efforts, the tribe falls short of their fundraising goals for Claudia Joy's garden until Gloria discovers Holly has a hidden talent that could help them. Hector finds out about Gloria and Patrick. Michael unknowingly encourages Kat's daughter Hannah, a Citadel cadet, to switch from Air Force to Army.
The troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall; Maggie bonds with Caroline; Latasha worries about unexpected expenses; Hector gets some sad news; Gloria searches for a new apartment; the soldiers come under attack in Afghanistan.
Latasha worries about Quincy's future in the Army. Gloria agrees to go out on a date with Hector, but is torn when Patrick asks for a second chance. Denise volunteers for a relief mission to an earthquake ravaged country. Tim's behavior starts to worry Holly. Michael and Kat share a moment.
When Tim goes missing, Holly reaches out to the tribe and Tim's platoon for help. Denise catches Michael in a compromising position. Latasha and Quincy receive news about his military career. Gloria continues to be pulled between Hector and Patrick. Roland and Joan prepare to say goodbye to Fort Marshall. Brooke Shields also guest stars.