The BEST Episodes of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2021
Based on the best-selling “Girlfriends’ Guide” book series by Vicki Iovine, the series follows Abby, a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband, as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends, instead of her married ones which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences.
#1 - Rule #59: Happily Ever After Is an Oxymoron
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 23, 2016
Abby and the girlfriends help Delia cope after the fallout of Gordon's news. Jake returns from Latvia with a secret to tell Abby. Jo has to finally face her feelings about Scott. Phoebe makes a surprise announcement. Barbara eyes a new potential love interest.
#2 - Rule #149: Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2018
Abby and Jake fall into old confrontational patterns when Jake objects to Mike moving in with Abby; Albert plans a birthday party for Jo, which is disrupted by a visit from Jo's former mother-in-law; Phoebe finally introduces Tony to her friends.
#3 - Rule #8: Timing Is Everything
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 15, 2015
Abby goes on a date with TV celebrity Dr. Harris to increase traffic to her new blog and please Barbara. Jake decides to tell Abby a secret he’s been keeping from her. Jo starts to Tinder date. Phoebe throws Delia an engagement party.
#4 - Rule #63: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 5, 2018
Abby and Colette, Mike's ex-wife, clash over boundaries; Jo and Frumpkis deal with a family emergency; after Delia receives some discouraging news from her fertility doctor, she throws caution to the wind and gets more involved with Tony.
#5 - Rule #101: Know When It's Time To Move On
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 24, 2015
As Abby gets ready to sign the divorce papers, Jo insists on throwing her a party, while Will wants to take her to Mexico; Jake wants to mark the end of his marriage in an unexpected way; the truth comes out about Phoebe and Kori's past.
#6 - Rule #773: Step and Repeat
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 14, 2018
At a red-carpet event, Abby and the girlfriends flash back to their struggles and victories over the past six months; Abby makes an impetuous offer to Mike; Barbara lets her guard down around her ex-husband, Leon.
#7 - Rule #91: Run Toward What Scares You
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2017
As Abby finishes her romance novel, she questions the future of her relationship with Mike; Barbara has second thoughts about quitting SheShe; Phoebe and JD's marriage faces a challenge during a debauched getaway at Gemma's mansion.
#8 - Rule #876: Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 16, 2016
Delia's wedding arrives, but Abby is uninvited to the big event in the wake of a betrayal and the revelation of her affair. Abby focuses on finishing her book, yet Barbara discovers Abby is unraveling, and a race ensues to bring Abby and Delia together.
#9 - Rule #79: Labels Are For Canned Goods
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 19, 2016
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) and Barbara (Retta) head to SplitCon, a convention dedicated to providing services for people who are breaking or broken up. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) gets introduced into the LA art scene by new beau Joaquin (Niall Matter). Jo (Alanna Ubach) fights Charlene (Megan Hilty) for control of her bakery and the attention of her daughter.
#10 - Rule #225: What Happens in Bakersfield Stays in Bakersfield
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2017
Stuck on a trip with her son's baseball team, Abby searches for inspiration for her novel. The rest of the girlfriends try to escape their problems with a weekend getaway, but Jo worries her alcoholic ex-husband will relapse, Delia runs into someone from her past, and Phoebe becomes entangled with billionaire playgirl, Gemma.
#11 - Rule #36: If You Can't Stand the Heat, You're Cooked
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 2, 2016
A heat wave bakes Los Angeles, and Abby feels even more heat when she's told her book needs a major overhaul. Meanwhile, Abby decides to put Dr. Harris through the "boyfriend test"; Phoebe stages an art show for her new flame; and Delia tries to make amends with Gordon.
#12 - Rule #97: It Takes Two to Stab Yourself in the Butt
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 28, 2018
Abby is determined to blend the Brady and McCarthy families, but Mike's new travel schedule causes some serious growing pains; Phoebe dips a toe back into the online dating pool; Delia moves forward with in vitro fertilization.
#13 - Rule #81: There's No Crying in Porn
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 26, 2016
Abby wants to define her relationship with Dr. Harris, but she faces resistance. Meanwhile, Abby reconnects with escort Carl in Los Angeles; artist DJ's creative process intrigues Phoebe; and Scott presses Jo to fight for what's hers.
#14 - Rule #118: Let Her Eat Cake
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 9, 2016
After collapsing after the birth of Becca's baby, Abby is ordered to stay at home and rest. The girlfriends throw Delia a surprise bachelorette party at a male strip club, a treat from Barbara. Phoebe deals with the fallout of her almost kiss with Ralf. Jo is having mixed feelings about Scott.
#15 - Rule #930: Plan for New Plans
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2017
Abby returns to Lady Parts to find nothing at her company is how she left it. A seven-day escrow forces Phoebe to confront the reality of downsizing. Delia and Jo face down the awkward Albert situation. Delia throws herself into running Paul's campaign for City Council. Abby goes behind Barbara's back in making a big decision for Lady Parts. A disaster is narrowly avoided at Abby's house when Abby's father is left alone.
#16 - Rule #174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By The Hour
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 9, 2014
Abby tries to recover from her major meltdown and focus on having a "good divorce" for the kids. Abby has to try and recover from her public breakdown and save the Girlfriends' Guide...brand. Abby and Jake attempt to have a "good divorce" for the sake of the kids. Meanwhile, Lyla's ex-husband exacts revenge for his DUI and Phoebe asks Abby out to dinner.
#17 - Rule #137: Move Your Car
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2017
Struggling to keep herself busy after losing her job, Abby gets involved with her son's baseball team and butts heads with Coach Mike. Jo puts her ex-husband in rehab and dives into a relationship with Scott. To make up for lost alimony, Phoebe gets a job at an art gallery and promotes the work of husband JD. Delia loses a big client to a colleague.
#18 - Rule #1: Keep the Toast Short
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 19, 2018
Abby must face the future and all its unknowns; Delia must decide how to handle her unexpected pregnancy; Jo must decide between Frumpkis and Albert; the girlfriends gather to celebrate Lilly's graduation. Series Finale
#19 - Rule #218: There's No Crying in Baseball
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2017
Reeling from the revelation about Coach Mike, Abby tries to get through the last game of the season without incident, but she and Jo are pulled into their daughters' drama; Phoebe worries about the new direction JD's art has taken.
#20 - Rule #23: Never Lie To The Kids
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 2, 2014
Advice author Abby McCarthy realizes she doesn't have all the answers as she struggles with her own divorce.
#21 - Rule #605: You Can Go Home Again
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 22, 2015
Abby and Jake decide to define their relationship by spending a weekend at home without work, friends, and the kids. Phoebe reconnects with friends from her modeling days when she is offered a new campaign. Delia and fiancé Gordon go house hunting, but discover that they both want different things. Jo's daughter returns home after a visit with her father and new wife.
#22 - Rule #99: Cook Naked
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2017
Abby hosts a party for the baseball team's parents while trying to keep her relationship with Coach Mike a secret. Also, Jo indulges Frumpkis' plan to score business for the bakery, and a contractor arrives to remodel Barbara's kitchen.
#23 - Rule #10: Just Survive
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 24, 2017
Abby and Barbara continue to clash over big financial decisions at Lady Parts. While Abby considers reconnecting with an old flame, she also cautions her daughter Lilly against becoming sexually active with new boyfriend Ethan. An errand for Gemma brings Phoebe to JD's door, where she's forced to reconsider her priorities. Delia and Paul take their working relationship to the next level. Jo attends a silent retreat and confronts Albert; the truth leaves her stunned.
#24 - Rule #706: Let Them Eat Cupcakes
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 31, 2017
Abby hurries out of town to deal with a family emergency, leaving Barbara alone to make some difficult decisions. Tension between Jo and Delia builds as they hide their new discoveries from each other. Phoebe ponders some dispiriting lifestyle changes after she has trouble finding work. Abby and her mother clash as they deal with their stress in different ways. A harrowing twist of fate leaves Abby reeling.
#25 - Rule #43: When One Door Opens, There's An Icy Draft
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2017
Abby deals with the professional fallout from her gigolo scandal while she and Jake care for Becca's abandoned baby. Delia confronts Albert about sabotaging her wedding. Jo considers dating her baker, Scott. Phoebe holds a ceremony to celebrate womanhood, but not all the girlfriends feel like celebrating.