The women of Dallas are none too happy to see Amanda back in town. Carlene Cockburn, once the ugly duckling, was tortured by Amanda in high school but has made quite the assisted transformation since.
Amanda, the mean girl in high school, returns home after a divorce scandal. Amanda has to turn to her mother, Gigi, for help. Gigi, wants nothing more than to have Amanda back with her and give her two grandchildren a good southern upbringing. The thing is that Amanda is not anymore the girl she was 20 years ago and wants a new start, but soon finds out that its not easy to escape your past.
Amanda becomes concerned that Laura will be branded a "Javelina" or not-so cute-girl - a name that Amanda coined herself in high school -- while Gigi decides to throw Amanda a luncheon in her honor in an effort to reintroduce her to society. Meanwhile a devastated Carlene rallies from her embarrassment in church and plots to get back at Amanda, Blake and Cricket disagree over his priorities, and Sharon worries about Zach's fidelity.
A church seminar make Amanda to confront herdaemons while Heather sets her eyes on Andrew. Meanwhile Carlene meddles in Sharon's and Cricket's marriages instead of resolving her own marital problems.
Gigi throws a homecoming party for Carlene's uncle, and the guests dress as their favorite Texan. Meanwhile, Amanda helps with Cricket and Blake's denim line; Pastor Tudor counsels Sharon and Zack; and Heather tries to obtain Burl's 500 acres for a client.
Heather invites Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fund-raiser, but Gigi and Burl steal the show. Meanwhile, Carlene and Amanda find yet another reason to disagree with each other.
When Luke convinces Carlene to take the Matron of Honor duties away from Sharon and give the honor to Amanda for her "Gone with the Wind"-themed renewal of marriage vows, Sharon is out for blood. Carlene tries to turn the other cheek and accept Amanda, while Amanda is overwhelmed with her new duties. Meanwhile, Heather seeks forgiveness from the GCBs, and Blake surprises Cricket with a special request.
When Pastor Tudor surprises the congregation with an assignment to get frisky, the GCBs take their homework seriously: Burl proposes to Gigi, and she returns with a proposal of her own, Carlene goes overboard with safe sex messaging, while Cricket and Blake interview surrogates. Meanwhile Amanda accepts a job as Pastor Tudor's assistant, and Sharon finds the secret of weight loss in the bible.
Pastor Tudor's rivalry with Reverend Steve has Amanda taking charge of a church musical that was written by Heather in high school. The GCBs come out of the woodwork, resulting in a sing-off between Carlene and Cricket. Meanwhile, Sharon takes her "Losing it with Jesus" weight loss program to the next level and recruits Gigi to help.
When Amanda tries to put together an all female barbeque team to prove a point to her daughter, she recruits the helps of the GCBs for the cook-off of the year. Meanwhile Heather meets an attractive butcher (Kevin Alejandro), Cricket purchases stud services from businessman Mason Massey (Grant Bowler), Carlene becomes frustrated with Ripp, and Sharon tries to help Zack with his dealership problems.
When Carlene takes the GCBs down to unincorporated Juarez for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, the GCBs find themselves in danger. Meanwhile Amanda's suspicions regarding Luke lead to a surprising discovery about Ripp.