Welcome to the summer of 1997. Unravel the mystery of the past year and reconnect with all the Bishop's Garden crew. Get a glimpse into the changes the year has brought... like just who is in a long distance relationship? Why is there a mermaid in Bishop's Garden? And who is starting a band?
Sarah enlists the help of her old friend Maggie, and the two of them hold auditions for Sarah's imminent and as-yet-unnamed band. Needless to say, hilarity ensues. All sorts of characters (musically and, err, not so musically-skilled) crawl out of the wood works. Many old faces re-emerge... as well as a new one.
After a trust fall gone wrong, Remi's back home from summer camp with some disturbing news about Davis. Hiking, canoeing, and campfires aren't all our he's been up to, but who's going to tell Alex? Especially when Tamsin may have a blossoming, new love of her own.
It's summertime but Gwen is oh-so-very cold. Sarah keeps calling but Gwen's been totally dodging her calls for WEEKS. Her super shady behavior is getting worrisome... passing off phone-tag duties to her not-so-enthused NYC roomie? Going camping!? What is she trying to hide and what's in the cards for Gwen and Sarah...?
Davis has been playing the field and everyone knows but Alex - until she gets a letter from him that's not all love and butterflies like she would hope. What is supposed to be a fun day of summer vacay is turning into a rainy abyss, and it looks like things aren't going so great for Sarah either.
After being dumped by Davis, Alex is on a mission to drown her sorrows in red velvet cake and Sarah Roberts sisterhood. Unfortunately, Sarah is adrift in a kayak of her own misfortune. Gwen has struck a very low blow, in a very very impersonal way. Misery loves company, but how much misery can a girl take? And what's so great about this new instant messenger thingy?
It's time for this yet-to-be-named band to have practice numero uno but Sarah and Alex have both been officially dumped by their respective significant others and the word is quickly spreading. Groupie number one, Tamsin, shows up to practice and starts suggesting band names which strikes a dissonant chord with the bitter and lonely Alex. Wait, summertime is supposed to all happy and sunny and stuff, right? Say hello to the winter of our discontent.
Chloe is shipwrecked with the sailors and calls for fellow castaway Sarah to accompany her on their very own desert island. Sarah leaves her post-Gwen grief just long enough to find solace in Chloe's company. Just what are our young heroines to do?
Sarah and Chloe embark on a magical journey to the local supermarket to show off their fabulous Frida inspired brows, and run into some surprising faces in the produce section. The newly found partners-in-crime seem to be soothing each other's sailor sorrows and broken heart. But it looks like Alex can't find a shoulder of her own to lean onto.
Get a glimpse into the secret world of Sam - replete with love triangles, two-timing, and disapproving friends. Sam chats on the phone with his on-again-off-again fling, before heading out for Halloween.
Band practice is starting and where the hell are Sarah and Alex? We're hanging on the telephone, but there is no response from band conductor, Sarah. And Tamsin's "olive-branch-extending" phone call to Alex only magnifies Alex' jealous rage at Tamsin's new boyfriend, Robin. Where will these frazzled emotions drive her?
As the band seems to be falling apart, Tamsin and Cassandra try to be the glue as they paste and tape flyers for their first concert. And what's that? Visions of Missing Alex? Is Tamsin sipping on robitussin too? Serendipitously, band leader, Sarah meets them as passes on pearls of wisdom as well as a few posters too. Tamsin uses Sarah's advice, yet it's resisted by a sick and bitter Alex. How can these two patch up and perform in time for Miss Spent Youth's debut?
Our two runaways, Sarah and Alex find sanctuary on the cliff over the Potomac River, and within each other. Exchanging candy, berries, and advice; Alex shares a dream which Sarah was in. Things grow uncomfortable as Alex pours her heart to Sarah. That's typical when friends tell one another of dreams in which they're "kissing in other places".
Don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard, my backyard. Don't throw your trash in my backyard-- my backyard's full. Time for some female bonding x 4-- in the form of Sarah, Alex, Chloe, & Cassandra. Throw in some waxy old school candy. Throw in a gorgeous secret clubhouse/condemned building. Throw in some advice. Throw in some "reindeers gracefully leaping into the parents..." (WTF?) But who's catching here? Sarah and Cassandra try to unhinge Alex's stage fright -- in the hopes that maybe Alex can sing back-up at their band's first concert. But what is Chloe ...
Chloe is now in a relationship with Sarah? Adrian? And does anyone remember Travis? Chloe, Chloe, Chloe can't you see that your whims just hypnotize me? Bibs & sailor hats - it's all so cute as we watch our favorite couple struggle to eat crawfish. Last time, we saw Chloe's deceptive swagger swayed Adrian from any assumptions or ideas of his honeybun with another man, let alone Sarah! HOW naive is Adrian? HOW can Chloe think she can have both? AND WHO will be paying the bill?