Savi and Joss’s free-spirited mom, Janet (guest star JoBeth Williams), pops in unexpectedly for a visit. She’s shocked when Harry spills the news that he’s moved out of the house. Joss is thrilled that her mom is in town. Savi, on the other hand, is more reserved in her reaction. She has a lot going on. She still hasn’t opened the envelope with the results of the paternity test. Savi also has memories of a childhood where she was the one caring for Joss while her mom led a life of leisure.
There’s still lots of tension between Savi and Joss, but they put aside their differences long enough to have lunch with mommy. Janet has to be reminded about the significance of the necklace her youngest daughter is wearing. It’s the gift she got for Joss for her 7th birthday. Janet drops the bombshell that she’s moving to Rio. Joss wants to throw her mom a going away party with a Brazilian theme. As for Savi, she’s reluctant to open up about her life even though Janet promises she won’t judge. How could she? After all, this is a woman who got pregnant with Joss by a man other than Savi’s dad.
Richard has told his daughter about his new girlfriend but April has yet to dish to Lucy about her new boyfriend. That’s an issue, but not for long. April finally does spill the beans to her daughter. She’s trying to earn back some of Richard’s trust. She even goes as far as wearing a jersey for his favorite team. Later, the two of them make their way over to the going away party with the kids. Also showing up at the bash is Diego, the hunky bartender Janet hired to sling drinks at the affair.
Joss invites herself to Rio to help her mom get set up. Janet says that she’s thrilled that her daughter will be coming along for the journey, but the look on her face suggests otherwise. Later, Janet suggests that the reason Savi’s marriage is in trouble is because Harry had an affair. Savi finally fesses up that she’s the cheater. She also lets Janet know that she’s the one who gave Joss that necklace. Savi used all of her savings to buy it because she knew her mom would forget while she was off gallivanting in the Caribbean. Unbeknownst to Savi, Joss overhears the entire brutal conversation.