What Happened On 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' Season 1? Season 2 Is Ready For Drama

If you’ve watched any sort of television in the last ten years, you’d know that Andy Cohen’s Bravo network has a lock on reality television — shows like The Real Housewives Of Orange County and Flipping Out put the network on the map for must-see TV. Last year, Bravo did a 180 and launched its first scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, and it turns out that viewers still like regular television! After a 13-episode launch, Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce is coming back for a second season. And if you never watched this funny sleeper hit, that’s fine — I've got your recap of the first season of Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce right here.

But first, a brief synopsis, so you can get your bearings. On GGTD, Lisa Edelstein (you’ve seen her on shows like House, MD) plays Abby McCarthy, a mommy book writer whose whole life basically falls apart when she and her husband, Jake, decide that they’re calling it quits. With the support of her friends, family, and frenemies, she navigates the tricky waters of divorce. There’s laughter, tears, naked dancing, online dating, and plenty of attractive people, which is why I picked it up in the first place. It’s really worth a watch, so if you don’t have time to watch all of Season 1, here’s a quick catch-up of where we left off the characters right before Season 2.


After revealing that her marriage is not perfect, Abby spends a lot of Season 1 picking up the pieces from her admission. After a plenty of fights and two different relationships outside of their marriage, Abby and Jake finalize their divorce and go on a date to celebrate the dissolution of their marriage… except Jake reveals that he still loves her. What’s a girl to do? I would love to see them get back together because it would make the show very, very interesting.


Jake dealt with the divorce in his own way — by shtupping a young Hollywood starlet named Becca. While they say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else, this didn’t really work for Jake, as he admitted in the Season 1 finale that he was still in love with Abby. His career as a director is also picking up, so things aren’t so bad for Jake. I hope he leaves Becca because man, am I over that starlet thing, even though she might be pregnant. Yikes.


Free spirit Phoebe has been floating through life since her divorce, but with hot farmer Marco and his nonprofit, Homegrown, she’s had a breakthrough. She’s finally focused on something, even though her relationship with Marco is pretty undefined. Phoebe is always trying and failing, so it’s nice to see her care about something real.


Midway through Season 1, Jo found out that her husband, Frumpkis, is a polygamist and has another family in Louisville, Kentucky (Charlene, his second “wife," makes an appearance on Season 2). Obviously, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Jo sells off some of Charlene’s prized thoroughbreds to get her daughter, Zoey, into school. When we last see Jo, she and Zoe are headed to therapy because Zoey has been caught shoplifting at the mall. Hello, cry for help?


Delia’s storyline is simultaneously the most and least believable on the show. She’s addicted to her work and demands to be treated as an equal by her law firm (believable) and she’s batting around the idea of marrying a wealthy, one-note businessman who loves her, I guess (unbelievable). Season 1 left Delia making a decision of marriage, but I'm not sure that will stick.

There — that should set things straight. Now you’re ready to tune into Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce Season 2 and see where all of these characters take off.

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