While waiting at the club Lynn meets a record executive who offers to help her with her career, but she turns him down when she realizes he wants sex in return. They admit that they cared about each other, but were never really in love. Hicks March 4, 2002 2002-03-04 Joan is the subject of office gossip and jokes after she begins dating a younger man who works in the mail room. Archived from on January 29, 2010. She tells Maya and Lynn that she trailed her husband to Joan's house. Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler also star.
Joan runs into her old boyfriend Brock, who tells her he made a mistake by letting her go and announces his intention to marry her now. William wants to take her to the hospital, but they insist on having a midwife conduct a home delivery, which ends up taking place at Joan's house. However, she soon re-considers after she runs into Brock on the street. She turns down the position due to moral objections and resumes selling her book on the street. She tries to help him when he freezes during an audition, but winds up being offered the job as lead singer instead of him. Todd fears that Toni still has feelings for Greg and threatens to leave her if she sees him.
Joan in particular is up in arms after Monica convinces William to renege on a promise to make her co-counsel for a big case because he would look better in the partners' eyes if he handled it himself. Kaplan May 3, 2004 2004-05-03 William is made a senior partner in the law firm. The girls try to help her out by bombarding Marcus with negative facts about Joan in the hopes that he will dump her. Joan claims she has no problem with Toni bringing Charles to her birthday party; but then brings her friend and colleague, William, to try to make him jealous. William eagerly anticipates a visit from his mother, who comes bearing a cake from his aunt's award-winning recipe.
Her gut tells her that something may be going on, but she agonizes over whether to share this information with Maya. Joan has an awkward run-in with William and Monica at the cafe. Meanwhile, the mother of Lynn's ex-boyfriend Lenny goes all out to try to reunite him with Lynn. Donna is unnerved by the closeness between Joan and William, particularly when they take it upon themselves to help her organize a Cinco de Mayo party for the convalescent home where she works and get really excited about it. Joan and company tease Toni relentlessly about being older, and she grows insecure about her looks.
Joan agrees to go away with Brock for a weekend in , but Maya and Lynn decide it's time to intervene. After he runs away from Joan's house while she is watching him, Maya and Darnell finally learn the source of Jabari's anger: he is upset over Darnell's engagement because he wants his parents to reunite. Alford November 19, 2001 2001-11-19 Joan hooks up with a famous actor at the bar, but her friends tease her about the fact that he will only give her his pager number. Kaplan November 26, 2007 2007-11-26 William considers leaving the law firm after feeling disrespected, causing Monica to worry that William won't be able to support their baby. Meanwhile, Vosco frustrates Lynn by refusing to get a job. However, he runs into Joan when she stops by the bar, and his date leaves for a moment to let them catch up.
Kaplan December 11, 2000 2000-12-11 Joan begins dating a client, Frank Anderson. Toni tries to hide the truth, but their friend Lynn forces her to confess to Joan. Meanwhile, Monica becomes jealous of William and Joan's playful relationship. Meanwhile, Joan fears dire consequences from her boss after a judge throws out an important motion for a seemingly insignificant reason. Joan is upset when Toni announces that Reesie Jackson, her college roommate, is coming to town to be a bridesmaid.
Meanwhile, Todd gives Toni a unique Christmas gift: a doll of herself, which has a bizarre effect on her. They plan to demonstrate their outrage by walking out, but only one of them follows through with it. After they defuse their feud, Aaron receives unexpected news. Meanwhile, Joan refuses to believe that Kenneth is not taking Viagra, and winds up snooping in his medicine cabinet. Joan obsesses over whether to resume sessions with her own therapist after Lynn and Maya make several derisive comments about her sanity. Meanwhile, William orders Lynn to leave his house, but continually sabotages her efforts to find a roommate.
Mara Brock Akil October 29, 2001 2001-10-29 Toni suffers a breakdown after Greg cheats on her, then reveals that he only took her back so that he could get revenge against her. We love boobs and butts as much as anyone else so we decided to put them on display for the word to see. He brings a beautiful date to the party honoring his promotion. But Joan is going crazy that she hasn't had a man for a year and her plan was to be married by now. Hicks October 2, 2000 2000-10-02 Joan, Toni and Lynn set up dates with men they met over the Internet. Tonights-girlfriend has the lowest Google pagerank and bad results in terms of Yandex topical citation index.