Girlfriends Guide to Divorce Finale Recap: Rule #101: Know When It’s Time to Move On

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce Finale Recap: Rule #101: Know When It’s Time to Move On

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” Season 1 Episode 13“Rule #101: Know When It’s Time to Move On” aired on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on Bravo.Abby and Jake are finally signing their divorce papers, but there’s one last hitch. Find out what happened in the season finale recap below.

Abby (Lisa Edelstein) is ecstatic. In a few days, she and ex-husband Jake (Paul Adelstein) will finally be signing the divorce papers. To commemorate the event, her boyfriend Will (Warren Christie) planned a celebration with just the two of them. However, her best friend Jo (Alana Ubach) also made plans to hold a divorce party at Abby’s place. She didn’t want it, but Jo already invited some 50 cool moms from the school.


Before the big party, however, there’s the important matter of actually meeting with the lawyers to finalize everything. Unlike last meeting, which ended badly, this one is cordial. Their lawyers said that the papers will be mailed to them for signing. Then, it will be filed in court afterward to make their divorce official.

The papers finally came and it’s thick and heavy. As Abby reads through the details, memories flood in and she starts crying.  She ends up calling Jake to ask him if he wants to sign the papers together. They meet at a bar. Because Abby will be going to her divorce party afterward, she looks ravishing and party-ready. The ex-couple didn’t proceed to sign the papers right away though, because they sit down and reminisce about the times they were together.

And then after a few drinks, it’s done; everything is signed. However, Jake suddenly opens up to his ex-wife. They cannot make the divorce official if it isn’t filed, right? So, why don’t they give this another chance?

Jake: “There is no handbook and you’re not the answer lady. Marriage is not a one-size-fits-all deal. All I know is that, screw me, I will and probably always will be in love with you.”

Abby could not believe what she’s hearing. Back then, she begged for Jake not to leave her when he asked for a divorce. And now, he wants her back? Even when he was in a relationship with Becca (Julianna Guill), he knew and Becca knew, too, that he will not be over his wife.

Abby arrives at her party really mad and asks for the gun. Jo has set up her old wedding dress in the middle of the backyard so that Abby can shoot paint at it at the party, and that’s what the divorcee actually did. The moment is the perfect release for all the frustrations she had to go through with this whole process. But when firing the last shot, Abby realizes something — she can give Jake and her another try!

She returns to Jake and they kiss. The next day, she wakes up in her husband’s bed. They profess their new life and love together with each other. Happy ending? Not quite so. Abby still has to settle matters with Will, who has been waiting for her at her house. They’re supposed to go away together to celebrate her divorce, remember? Instead of doing this, however, Abby breaks it off with her boyfriend. Jake, meanwhile, gets a surprise visit from Becca, who announces to him that she’s late. The baby is his.

The show closes with Abby sitting in front of her ruined wedding dress with tears streaming down her face. Did she make a bad decision to take Jake back?

Meanwhile, Phoebe (Beau Garrett) has an altercation with the photographer Kori (Suki Kaiser) at the school . The next day, she didn’t allow the kids to attend classes. She’s been hiding out, prompting Marco (Brandon Jay McLaren) to visit her at home and ask her to be upfront about everything. Turns out, Kori gave her a break as a model at 14, but she also used this to extract sex from her at a tender age. She was drugged and corrupted; she was abused. Things turn for the worst for Phoebe when she receives a call that Kori is pressing charges against her for the altercation. It seems she’s becoming her victim all over again.


Things are picking up with Delia (NecarZadegan) at work, as she is made the partner by her firm. She is also back with Gordon Beech (Matthew Glave) but refuses his marriage proposal at first. As a divorce lawyer, she knows what this can lead to. But after seeing Abby taking another chance with Jake, Delia braves her own fears and accepts the proposal. Only, their first problem immediately crops up when Delia insists she will not be taking Beech’s name and it looks like he’s not alright with this.

Jo goes to therapy with her daughter Zooey (Alison Thorton), where the real problem is fleshed out. She’s acting out and stealing things. It was because no one listens to what Zoey is actually feeling about her parents’ marriage. The young girl asks permission from her mom to visit her dad in New York, but Jo refuses at first. She’s afraid that Zooey might end up liking living with her dad more. But in the end, her daughter says that she only wants to see what her dad has left them for. She just needs this closure. Jo, at least, understands that now.

And that’s the finale recap for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” Season 1 Episode 13 “Rule #101: Know When It’s Time To Move On” which aired on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on Bravo. Did you like how the season wrapped up and are you looking forward to what’s ahead?

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