Starter Wife
Season 2

s02e01 / The Forty-Year-Old Virgin Queen

11th Oct '08 - 2:00am
The Forty-Year-Old Virgin Queen

It's a year after her divorce and Molly Kagan's happy ending seems to have fallen apart: her romance with Sam-the handsome yet guilt-ridden homeless man-fizzled and her second children's book didn't exactly sell like hotcakes. Realizing she must rely on herself, Molly decides it's time get serious about making her new life work.

From now on, she's going to concentrate on raising her seven-year-old daughter, Jaden (easier said than done in a town where children have BlackBerries) and establish her new home as a safe and stable environment. Which means, two things: first, that she is officially swearing off men and becoming a "Virgin Queen" and second, that she's going to take a writer's workshop to give her flailing writing career a much-needed shot in the arm.

Her ex-husband Kenny's monthly checks help-when they don't bounce, that is-but Molly would much prefer to have her financial freedom. Kenny, on the other hand, still happily relies on Molly's emotional support while he tries to keep his flop-in-the-making passion project afloat. And since Kenny has sunk Jaden's college fund into the project, Molly has a vested interest in keeping Kenny afloat while also giving him a crash course on good parenting skills.

In the meantime, Molly keeps busy directing traffic at morning drop-off and organizing fundraisers at Jaden's school where the progeny of every A-lister is enrolled. Now that she's no longer a Wife Of anyone important, she's invisible to most people, except Liz Marsh, Wife Of Devon Marsh, the relief pitcher for the Dodgers. It's only the first week back to school and it looks like Molly might've made a new friend.

It turns out to be too bad that Molly has just sworn off dating because Zach, the novelist, Oscar nominee and Starter Husband of the head of a talent agency who leads the writer's workshop, is pretty damn handsome. But since Molly has decided to quit after the first session since the others in the group clearly hated her book, she won't have to worry about resisting weekly temptation. Zach, however, isn't letting her give up so fast. After hearing her read observational pieces from her journal, he invites her to a party so he can introduce her to an editor of "The Left Coast" magazine.

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s02e02 / The Diary of a Mad Ex-Housewife

11th Oct '08 - 2:30am
The Diary of a Mad Ex-Housewife

Things seem to be looking up-that is, until Molly's journal is stolen from Zach's party and juicy tidbits about friends and foes alike are published anonymously on Hollywood's most read gossip site, Dizzy Land. What will happen when everyone discovers that she's "The Hollywood Ex Wife"?

Meanwhile, at her husband Pappy's request, Joan, who has remained sober for a year, begins working part time at Destinies, the star-studded rehab center. Her first assignment: picking up David Shea, the famous British actor and notorious drunk, from the airport and transporting him to the center. David may know every trick in the book to slip out of Joan's grasp and find another drink, but since Joan wrote that book, she manages to stay one step ahead of him. She also knows well enough not to take the cad's sexual come-ons seriously, but when Pappy rebuffs his wife's advances, Joan starts to second guess her desirability.

Rodney, whose interior design business is going strong (his work was featured in "LA Magazine"), is currently being considered to decorate the home of Felix Jones, the hottest action star in town. After a rather odd interview, Rodney is happily surprised when he gets the news that he has been hired. Now if he can only curb his crush on his new notoriously straight client, he'll be golden. Unless of course, Felix Jones isn't completely straight.

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s02e03 / Remains of the Snow Day

18th Oct '08 - 2:00am
Remains of the Snow Day

When Eve, Molly's nemesis at the Starting Gate school, exposes Molly as the infamous "Hollywood Ex-Wife", Molly becomes the most hated woman in town. Delivering the ultimate blow, Eve announces to Molly that she and the other mothers have voted her off of all of the PTA committees, including the one for the first-ever Snow Day at the school, which was Molly's idea. Liz tries to encourage Molly to not let those "bitter ho's in the PTA" get her down, so Molly takes the opportunity to apologize again for exposing Liz's personal business with Devon on Dizzy-Land. Liz has forgiven her and it's clear the two are now friends.

Incensed (and mortified), Molly confronts Dizzy-Land, the audacious celebrity blogger who has posted all of her journal entries online, at the local Coffee Bean. Unfortunately, she exacerbates the situation by trying to snatch away his laptop and clocking Zach, who has accompanied her on her mission of mercy, in the head. Onlookers catch the whole thing on their camera phones and before Molly even gets home, the video of her "attack" is all over the internet, adding insult to injury-literally.

Devon is getting ready for a road trip with the team, but he's suffering from a strained groin, which has relegated him to the Disabled List. Liz offers to pack for him so he can rest. But when she thinks she smells another woman's cheap perfume on his clothes, the flames of her suspicion are fueled once again, causing Devon to walk out in frustration.

Kenny has finally moved into his new bachelor pad at the luxury Santa Monica condo complex where all of the divorced daddies live but he has yet to unpack Jaden's room despite the fact that his daughter is due to spend her first weekend there in a few days. He has also managed to misplace Mr. Octopus, Jaden's favorite stuffed animal. Molly gives Kenny a piece of her mind for not providing a safe, caring home for their daughter. Jaden, who overhears their fight, points out that it's Molly who has been the source of strife at home, not Kenny. Molly's heart breaks into a thousand pieces.

Needing an escape, Molly hides at Destinies with Joan where she meets a troubled teen named Robin. Molly befriends the girl and ends up learning a bit about herself in the process. She decides that it... s time to face her own problems, which, in the scheme of things, are not so bad, and work harder to be a better mother. She and Jaden proudly march themselves... mukluks and all... onto the school grounds for Snow Day, bravely taking a few snowballs to the head.

Meanwhile, Rodney has a confession of his own: he admits to Molly and Joan that Felix's sexuality is on the "down low" and spills the beans about their romantic hookup. Joan decides that maybe it's time for a little hooking up of her own. She sets her sights on David Shea: he's mentally repellent but physically attractive, which makes him the perfect candidate. Rodney, who hates the actor for his homophobic bigotry, offers himself to Joan. But Joan sweetly declines, reminding him that Pappy said she can't sleep with anyone there's a risk of falling in love with.

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s02e04 / Mollywood

25th Oct '08 - 2:00am

Molly is considering adding a P.I.'s point of view to her writing. Joan is torn between her friendships with Robin and her lover David. Felix and Rodney have a disagreement.

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s02e05 / Das Booty Call

1st Nov '08 - 2:00am
Das Booty Call

Just as Molly begins to question whether Zach can provide her with what she wants out of a relationship, Lou shows back up at her door.

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s02e06 / The Ex-Files

8th Nov '08 - 3:00am
The Ex-Files

Not only are Molly and Zach unofficially official with their new relationship (though Molly isn't quite ready to go public until they tell their daughters what's going on), but also Molly's got an offer on the table for her script. But when Kenny finally gets around to reading it, he lets himself into Molly's house which is aggravating enoughâ€"and casually informs her that he has asked for an injunction preventing Molly from selling the script.

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s02e07 / The French Disconnection

15th Nov '08 - 3:00am
The French Disconnection

Molly and Zach take a second look at their relationship, after they have a run in with her stalker.

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s02e08 / Look Who's Stalking

22nd Nov '08 - 3:00am
Look Who's Stalking

Molly and Zach take a second look at their relationship, after they have a run in with her stalker.

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s02e09 / Her Old Man And the Sea

6th Dec '08 - 3:00am
Her Old Man And the Sea

Coming Soon...

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s02e10 / Woman Over The Influence

13th Dec '08 - 3:00am
Woman Over The Influence

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