Girlfriends Guide to Divorce Recap: “Rule #32: F- You, Rob Frumpkis!”
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” Season 1 Episode 9 “Rule #32: F- You, Rob Frumpkis!” aired on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on Bravo. Abby is an empowered woman this time around. When work demands her to go on bad dates with 10 guys, she finds a new spin to write about this for a famous online site. Find out what happened in the episode in the recap below.
The episode opens with Jo’s (Alana Ubach) screaming voice, waking up Abby’s household. She’s on the phone with her husband Rob Frumpkis, and she is visibly upset. Abby (Lisa Edelstein) asks her to calm down as her kids head to the kitchen, wondering about the commotion. Abby reminds Jo that she needs to ease up. Besides, her daughter Zoey is joining her from New York. Does her husband know about Zoey’s trip? She advises Jo to get a lawyer already as this relationship with her husband is tapping off all her energy.
Later, Abby receives a call from her publisher’s office. Would she like the idea of writing a special piece for Huffington Post? The premise is to go on ten disaster dates in two days. The site is willing to pay her enough. It would eventually kick off her regular gig on the online site. The publisher said it would be good for her brand, especially when she does eventually come out with her new book. It’s a crazy idea, but when her lawyer Delia (Necar Zadegan) tells her that Jake’s lawyers are asking for a monthly support of $10,000, she figures, why not? She could definitely use the money.
So, along with Jo, she looks for potential men to go on disastrous dates with on a dating site. From this, she ends up seeing a guy who takes her skydiving. Her other dates include a guy who pretends to be blind (coz it’s a blind date, you know), a single dad who brings all of his kids to the date, a man who’s very attached to his ferret, and someone from his kids’ school who, by the way, is still very much married.
When Abby asks him why he’s on the prowl for women to date, he tells her that his relationship with his wife is so miserable. Abby further asks him why he’s still staying with his wife, and he tells her what everyone in his predicament usually says — he’s staying for the children. She tells him that the kids may be better off without parents who are not miserable, did he think about that?
Jo, who’s sitting at the next table, eavesdrops on Abby’s conversations on this date. From there she decides that she will be giving her husband a second chance. Her daughter Zoey, by the way, arrives at the west coast by taking the L. A. bus, which freaks out Abby. She’s still a teenager, why is she commuting by herself in a place she’s not familiar with? But Zoey is unlike any other teenager. She acts more mature than her mother. She has a mind of a 40-year-old.
Meanwhile, Abby has one more date with an old college friend from NYU, He connects more with Jo and to end the night, she goes out with Will again. Remember him? The 28-year-old bartender she has been on a few dates before? They end up sleeping over Abby’s place. During breakfast, Will casually asks her to read this manuscript he’s been working on. He’s trying to get himself published too. Could Abby, maybe, give a word about him to her editor? Ooops! User alert!
Meanwhile, Delia admits to the girls about her affair with her client Gordon Beech. But apparently, it’s all over now. She learns Beech had sex with his ex-wife to gain advantage in the divorce settlement. It’s the same settlement she actually snatches and closes for him because she’s his smart lawyer, but Gordon is just too much of a fool. The girls did not realize that Delia is in love with Beech, and the break-up is really affecting her.
Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger) gets an unusual arrangement from his husband Ford (J. August Richards), who wants an open marriage. They set the terms to this and Max goes along with it because he loves Ford, and he thinks this will keep him in the marriage. Shortly after the terms are set, Ford goes on a business trip to Texas. Meanwhile, Max goes out for drinks with his best friend Jake (Paul Adelstein) and gets cozy with a guy. It remains to be seen if Max will take advantage of his new arrangement with Ford. But the guy at the bar is sure hot!
Phoebe is on a “man-cation” (a break from men) as advised by her guru. She’s also volunteering at this farm for recovering drug addicts, only because she spots one of the operators, who happens to be really cute. But on her first day, Phoebe starts complaining about her back, which irritated Marco. He tells her she cannot come back anymore, but Phoebe presses on and returns the next day, telling him she’s in recovery as well. She’s overcoming her superficiality.
Meanwhile, Jo and Abby gets in a bad fight after Abby catches her having ugly sex on her couch. (Jo couldn’t do it in the guest house as Zoey is there.) Words and judgments are said, prompting Jo to declare that she and her daughter would have to leave the house. But Jo being Jo takes her time packing their stuff, and when things settled down with Abby, the two friends make up.
Abby to Jo: I know you’re going through an incredibly hard time, but I promise you there is so much good on the other side of it. A disaster is staying miserable because it’s familiar. Once you step into this new life, you will think – what the hell took me so long?
Jo decides to stay and Zoey wants the same too.
By the end of the episode, Abby finishes her piece for Huffington Post. She doesn’t actually write about her dating disasters because the truth is, she actually had loads of fun with those weird men. Instead, she writes, “Why Aren’t You Divorced Yet?” which gets Jo really excited for her friend. She knows Abby will make waves with this article. Watch out, world! Abby McCarthy is back!
There you go with the recap of “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” Season 1 Episode 9 “Rule #32: F- You, Rob Frumpkis!” which aired on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on Bravo. Stick with Movie News Guide (MNG) for the updates on this show.
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