Season 1, Episode 13: Goodbye, Stranger
Amanda breaks up with Jeremy saying that she needs to think about school and since he is going away soon, it is better for them not to be together. When she gets home, she admits to her mother that she fears she is pregnant, and that’s the reason why she broke up with Jeremy. Amanda takes the pregnancy test, with her mother by her side, and finds out she is not pregnant. On the other hand, Joan finds out she is pregnant. Roland accepts a job a Northwestern University and is ready to move to Chicago. Right before Roland leaves, Joan tells him she is pregnant and she doesn’t know what she is going to do yet. She tells Roland that he still should move to Chicago. The army post becomes threatened by a terrorist attack when the post realizes that someone has been stealing weapons. Now that the post is not safe, many of the soldiers are being deployed as soon as possible. Trevor, Frank, and Chase are some of the soldiers being deployed. While this is all happening, Marilyn decides to leave her husband secretly. When her husband finds out he physically assaults her and she runs away from him. Amanda is ready to leave for college and Claudia Joy is going to accompany her to the bus stop. Claudia Joy makes a pit stop at the local bar when Roxy and Denise stop by to mourn their husbands deployment. Roland also stops at the bar when he notices the girls’ cars outside. Suddenly, Marilyn’s husband walks into the bar with a bomb strapped to himself.
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Season 1, Episode 12: Rules of Engagement
When Roxy gets assaulted by a drunk at the bar Roland defends her, causing a fight and ends up in jail. Joan bails him out, but he still refuses to return home and work on their marriage together. Eventually, Joan tells Roland that this seems to be a divorce and Roland begins to seek a job in Chicago. During the fight Roxy gets hit in the eye, which makes Trevor worried and he asks her to find another job. Roxy wants to open up her own bar, but Trevor explains to her that as an army wife you never stay in one base for more than 2–3 years. This causes trouble between Trevor and Roxy. Chase returns and Pamela is more than excited. But when she goes on the radio and says how she and her husband consummated his return, Chase gets angry saying Pamela embarrassed him. Michael becomes the new Commander of the entire post, which means his family has to act very carefully as to not do anything controversial. Everyone seems to be handling it well, but suddenly Amanda is nowhere to be found. Michael and Claudia Joy conclude that she went to go see Jeremy.
Season 1, Episode 11: Truth and Consequences
General Grayson and his wife visit the post and Lenore takes the chance to sabotage Claudia Joy even more. The rumors get so bad that Amanda has to even ask Claudia Joy if Michael is her real father. Claudia Joy becomes angry that someone would attack her daughter, but Michael suggest that Claudia Joy not do anything that would compromise their reputations. Eventually, Lenore gets what she deserves while trying to harm Claudia Joy again. Frank finds out that he is being deployed, so Denise tries to convince him to visit Jeremy and not leave things the way they are. Frank eventually visits Jeremy, though Frank does not completely forgive Jeremy, he makes an effort to mend things with his son. Pamela gets offered a job at the post radio station. At first, she rejects the offer, but then decides to do the radio show so that she can express herself and so that other army wives can have someone to talk to. Roland admits to Joan that he had an affair while she was getting treatment. Joan, at first, is upset, but decides she wants to work on her marriage. Roland, on the other hand, says that he isn’t happy in their marriage and ends up sleeping at a hotel instead of at home.
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Season 1, Episode 10: Dirty Laundry
Claudia Joy’s old friend, Hannah White, returns to the post to attend a memorial for fallen soldiers and her husband is one of the soldiers being honored. Controversy begins to ensue when Hannah White finds out that her husband was killed by friendly fire and in a different country than first told. Hannah White decides to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court which causes trouble for Claudia Joy and Michael. Michael decides that Hannah must leave their house since he is now Commander of the post, since General Baker is in the hospital, and it does not look well to have someone who is against the army staying with the Commander of a post. The case also starts problems with the other army wives. Pamela and Denise disagree with what Hannah is doing, and when Roxy tries to stop them from arguing, Pamela makes Roxy take a side.
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Season 1, Episode 9: Nobody’s Perfect
Joan returns to the army base and surprises Roland with her new found attitude. Roland begins to remorse over his affair with the magazine reporter. Denise argues with Frank over her returning to nursing school. Frank wants Denise to be a stay at home wife, while Denise thinks otherwise. Eventually, Denise misses Major Weatherford’s party much to Frank’s dismay. While at Major Weatherford’s party, Claudia Joy overhears Lenore Baker and her husband having a dispute about their marriage. When Lenore realizes that Claudia Joy has overheard her dispute with her husband, she begins to start rumors about Claudia Joy.
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Season 1, Episode 8: Only the Lonely
Infatuated with Jeremy, Amanda is upset when her parents, Michael and Claudia Joy, tell her they want her to go on a family vacation to Montana. Frustrated, Amanda reaches out to Denise, Jeremy’s mother, for comfort. After 18 years out of the work force, Denise decides to pursue nursing at the post hospital. While Chase is deployed, Pamela has an unexpected reunion with Scott, a friend from her past. Roland finds himself in bed with a reporter who is only in town for 48 hours. And Roxy befriends a recently widowed single mother, Delores, who cannot accept that she needs to leave the post as a result of her husband’s death.
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Season 1, Episode 7: Hail and Farewell
After a childhood filled with broken promises, Roxy has a hard time trusting that her mother, Marda, is sober. To surprise her daughter, Marda enlists Pamela to help plan a birthday party for Roxy. Jeremy decides to enlist in the Army and seeks comfort from Amanda. However, Michael and Claudia Joy try to defuse the romance between them by revealing details of Jeremy’s past behavior to Amanda. Meanwhile, Denise is distraught about Jeremy’s decision to enlist.
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Season 1, Episode 6: Who We Are
Denise gets a welcome surprise. Claudia Joy and Michael become concerned when they learn of their daughter Amanda’s relationship with Jeremy. While playing with the boys, Trevor injures himself which puts his deployment on hold. Roxy’s mother Marda pays the family an unexpected visit.
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Season 1, Episode 5: Independence Day
Roxy learns that Marilyn, Fort Marshall’s biggest gossip, is having an affair, but promises to keep Marilyn’s secret. At Claudia Joy’s annual Independence Day picnic, Pamela is devastated when Chase is suddenly called away on a Delta Force mission. Roland champions Joan by asking Colonel Holden to consider her 20 years of service, but Joan is torn between retiring from the Army or facing a possible court-martial.
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Season 1, Episode 4: One of Our Own
In shock over her husband’s copter crash, Denise desperately wants to go to Frank, and only Claudia Joy can persuade her that it’s best to stay home. Unfortunately, the trauma strains Denise’s relationship with Jeremy even more. Roxy signs the adoption papers, officially marking Trevor the adoptive father of her children. Meanwhile, a mentally unstable soldier takes Roland and Claudia Joy hostage at the hospital and demands to speak to his superior officer: Joan, whose darkest secrets about her tour in Afghanistan are exposed to her husband.
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