Season 3 Episodes

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Wedding (2)

Season 3, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/19/2003
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 because of her selfishness.
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Wedding (1)

Season 3, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/19/2003
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 mother of his child has been cast as his love interest in his movie.
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The Fast Track & the Furious

Season 3, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/12/2003
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 documentary.
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Blood Is Thicker Than Liquor (a.k.a. Blood Is Thicker Than Water)

Season 3, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/5/2003
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.
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Too Much Sharin'

Season 3, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/28/2003
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 in a moment of anger.
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Where Everyone Knows My Name

Season 3, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/21/2003
Maya makes her friends feel guilty about leaving her alone as they spend time with their significant others.
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The Pact

Season 3, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/17/2003
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 roommate, is coming to town to be a bridesmaid.
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Runaway Bridesmaid

Season 3, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/24/2003
Joan becomes jealous over Toni's engagement, and takes out all her frustration on Ellis, whom she begins blaming for all of her problems.
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A Stiff Good Man Is Easy to Find

Season 3, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/24/2003
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 convince him that Toni loves him and help him confront his own feelings for her.
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Sex, Lies and Books

Season 3, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/17/2003
Maya becomes depressed and lonely after moving into a new apartment, despite the presence of a handsome and friendly neighbor.
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Happy Valentine's Day...Baby?

Season 3, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/10/2003
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 child.
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Single Mama Drama

Season 3, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/3/2003
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 fears that her example could negatively impact Maya's relationship with Darnell.
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Howdy Partner

Season 3, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/7/2003
Joan and William vie for a senior partner position, and are shocked when the firm instead brings in an outsider, Sharon Upton Farley.
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Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning

Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/6/2003
Lynn finds herself extremely attracted to a poet, and is stunned to learn that he has been celibate for five years.
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Santa v. Monica

Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/16/2002
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).
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A Little Romance

Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/25/2002
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.
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The Mommy Returns

Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/18/2002
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's behavior.
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Handling Baggage

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/11/2002
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.
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Blinded by the Lights

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/4/2002
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 to preserve his ""bachelor"" image.
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Invasion of the Gold Digger

Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/2002
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-counsel for a big case because he would look better in the partners' eyes if he handled it himself.
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Don't Leave Me a Loan

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2002
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.
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Star Craving Mad

Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2002
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 to her.
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Secrets and Eyes

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2002
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.
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Getting Our Act Together

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2002
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 convinced that they are going to reunite soon.
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Coming to Terms

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/2002
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.