Girlfriends: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23
2002

Coming to Terms

Joan fears she has hit an all-time low after she holds a ““Bring Your Ex”“ party, but doesn’t get a single phone number. She eventually winds up…

2 Sep 30
2002

Getting Our Act Together

Maya and Darnell seek marriage counseling from their minister. They find the counseling pointless, but engage in an afternoon tryst that has an overly enthusiastic Maya convin…

3 Oct 07
2002

Secrets and Eyes

Toni objects when Joan plans a birthday party for her. In the midst of their argument, Toni inadvertently reveals that she has been lying about her age for years. Joan and co…

4 Oct 14
2002

Star Craving Mad

Joan has several run-ins with an actor at the gym, but finds herself attracted to him. However, she re-considers her decision to date Ellis after discovering that he has lied…

5 Oct 21
2002

Don't Leave Me a Loan

After Lynn’s unpaid loan has a negative effect on their credit, Lynn’s parents pressure her to get a job and pay them back. Lynn’s friends ““help…

6 Oct 28
2002

Invasion of the Gold Digger

The girls instantly detest William’s demanding girlfriend, Monica. Joan in particular is up in arms after Monica convinces William to renege on a promise to make her co-…

7 Nov 04
2002

Blinded by the Lights

Joan is excited when Ellis invites her to the premiere of his new movie, but he refuses to let her walk the red carpet with him (or sit with him at the film) because he wants t…

8 Nov 11
2002

Handling Baggage

Maya’s cousin Ronnie and his boyfriend, Peaches, tell Maya that they have spotted Darnell in a compromising position with a woman at the Red Lobster. It is the same woma…

9 Nov 18
2002

The Mommy Returns

Lynn meets her biological mother, Sandy, who suddenly appears at Joan’s house. Although the two initially become friends, Lynn soon becomes embarrassed by some of Sandy&…

10 Nov 25
2002

A Little Romance

Toni realizes she has fallen for Todd after he protects her during an altercation with a man on the street, but is still reluctant to date him because of his size. Joan is app…

11 Dec 16
2002

Santa v. Monica

William agrees to dress as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in the hopes of restoring Jabari’s belief in Santa (something that seems to concern Joan just a little too much).…

12 Jan 06
2003

Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning

Lynn finds herself extremely attracted to a poet, and is stunned to learn that he has been celibate for five years. Ellis refuses to leave the house after fans on the Internet…

13 Jan 07
2003

Howdy Partner

Joan and William vie for a senior partner position, and are shocked when the firm instead brings in an outsider, Sharon Upton Farley. They plan to demonstrate their outrage by…

14 Feb 03
2003

Single Mama Drama

Maya befriends a fellow single mother, a janitor at the law firm’s building. They quickly make a connection, but Joan finds the woman’s attitude irritating; and fe…

15 Feb 10
2003

Happy Valentine's Day...Baby?

Ellis goes all out to give Joan a magical Valentine’s Day, but the couple’s future is put in jeopardy when he learns that his ex-girlfriend is about to have their c…

16 Feb 17
2003

Sex, Lies and Books

Maya becomes depressed and lonely after moving into a new apartment, despite the presence of a handsome and friendly neighbor. Toni and Todd take her on a double date with a f…

17 Feb 24
2003

A Stiff Good Man Is Easy to Find

Toni and Todd’s relationship is thrown into flux after she inadvertently mentions marriage. When Toni goes into hiding, Todd seeks the assistance of her friends, who con…

18 Feb 24
2003

Runaway Bridesmaid

Joan becomes jealous over Toni’s engagement, and takes out all her frustration on Ellis, whom she begins blaming for all of her problems. She also resumes training for t…

19 Mar 17
2003

The Pact

Lynn and Maya confront Joan about her jealousy and overall bad attitude regarding Toni’s wedding. Joan is upset when Toni announces that Reesie Jackson, her college room…

20 Apr 21
2003

Where Everyone Knows My Name

Maya makes her friends feel guilty about leaving her alone as they spend time with their significant others. She convinces them to accompany her to a hangout in her old neighb…

21 Apr 28
2003

Too Much Sharin'

William and Sharon decide to continue their relationship, even after he re-joins the firm. Joan discovers that the two are together, and inadvertently blabs about it to Sharon…

22 May 05
2003

Blood Is Thicker Than Liquor (a.k.a. Blood Is Thicker Than Water)

Toni’s family comes to town, and Toni worries that her mother will embarrass her in front of Todd’s parents by voicing her objections to their Jewish background. M…

23 May 12
2003

The Fast Track & the Furious

Lynn persuades Toni to accompany her to Virginia, where she seeks Sandy’s help before a presentation aimed at receiving a grant for her AIDS doc…

24 May 19
2003

Wedding (1)

Joan promises to support Toni as the wedding approaches, but repeatedly neglects her in order to deal with her latest drama involving Ellis, who has failed to tell her that the…

25 May 19
2003

Wedding (2)

Joan tries desperately to get Toni to forgive her and allow her to be a bridesmaid. However, it remains to be seen if there will even be a wedding, as Todd walks out on Toni b…

About Girlfriends

GIRLFRIENDS is a comedy which provides an open, honest exploration of the hot button issues about family, friends, relationships and life facing women today. With fearlessness and sincerity, the show takes on universal issues that appeal to all women. Whether it’s learning to date after divorce or balancing friendships and a new marriage, GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect. At the end of the show’s fourth season, Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) quit her career as a successful lawyer and struggled to fight her romantic feelings for William (Reggie Hayes). In spite of numerous trips to therapy, Toni (Jill Marie Jones) still found herself fighting to save her failing marriage to Todd. Maya (Golden Brooks) grew into an independent student, career woman and successful author after her divorce, and Lynn (Persia White) settled down to find a steady job, tracked down her biological dad and finally secured her own place to live. Last season, GIRLFRIENDS received it

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