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.