After 5 years of constant tension, Patricia finally extends an olive branch and invites Kathryn to her Winter Ball. When Kathryn and Ashley finally sit down to talk for the first time since Hilton Head, their conversation quickly turns combative.
Thomas pressures Ashley to get a job in Charleston, leaving them in relationship limbo. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Austen come to terms with the state of their friendship, while Craig and Naomie, once again, try to navigate dating post break-up.
Austen is hit with romantic reality and Craig faces some harsh truths. Meanwhile, Thomas and Ashley struggle to resolve their issues. Cameran finally enjoys some freedom from motherhood, Kathryn goes MIA and her friends fear the worst.
Austen prepares to debut his beer to his family and friends and Craig makes progress on his pillows for Patricia. Cameran tries to adjust to her new life with baby Palmer, while Kathryn and Shep spend some quality time together.
Shep visits his mom and admits some truths about himself, as Chelsea takes a trip down memory lane and opens up about her past. Meanwhile, back in Charleston, Austen attempts to make amends with Victoria, and Cameran welcomes her new bundle of joy.