Julie struggles with being a working mother, while her husband runs the family's estate; Marissa throws a lavish Thanksgiving dinner; Juliet and Caroline Stanbury forge an alliance that could spell the end of Juliet's friendship with Marissa.
Caroline Fleming throws an eccentric holiday party; Annabelle helps Julie build her confidence; Caroline Stanbury deals with the difficulties of running a business; Juliet and Marissa meet to decide the fate of their damaged friendship.
Much to Julie's chagrin, Caroline Stanbury instructs her on the emerging health food industry; the women celebrate New Year's Eve in the penthouse of a London hotel, where Caroline's antics threaten to push Juliet and Julie over the edge.
Juliet and Annabelle are shocked when Julie extends an olive branch to Caroline Stanbury, despite their fall out from New Year's Eve. Meanwhile, Julie seeks funding for her healthy snack food start-up, and Caroline Stanbury must ask her own investors to keep the Gift Library alive. Marissa seeks Annabelle's stylish advice in anticipation of her new restaurant's launch.
Juliet attempts to turn a new leaf when she invites everyone out for a night of bowling--but whether she can convince them she's changed remains to be seen. Caroline Stanbury faces the unsettling reality of having to scale down her staff in order to appease investors and keep her business afloat. Julie takes Annabelle and Caroline Fleming to her uncle's Beaulieu estate to generate ideas for saving Mapperton.
After insulting Caroline Fleming for dating a younger man, Marissa tries to salvage their friendship. Julie once again fulfills her reputation as "Loose Lips" Montagu. Caroline Stanbury struggles to remain emotionally stable while her Gift Library continues its downward spiral.
Marissa and Juliet come back together to watch Annabelle take to the catwalk with Naomi Campbell. Caroline Stanbury reaches a tipping point with Gift Library. Caroline Fleming invites the ladies to her homeland of Demark where they are shocked by her celebrity. Though they are far from home, the mounting tension between the ladies cannot be contained, as Annabelle voices her opinions - loudly.
The tension between Annabelle and Caroline Stanbury boils over at Caroline Fleming's castle. The baroness visits her mother's grave and faces her father for the first time since Marissa's meddling. The ladies uncover the reason behind Annabelle's attitude.
Caroline Stanbury adjusts to life without the Gift Library; the women wonder if Annabelle trusts them enough to show up at the winter bash, where a new ``queen bee'' is buzzing.