Gravity throws an Easter brunch for press and ASA Award voters to showcase their artists, but as the ceremony draws nearer, the future of Take 3 and their solo careers is very much on the line in the new episode “Square One.” With her label facing the very real threat of bankruptcy, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) rallies her troops as she courts Empire executive Giselle (guest star Nicole Ari Parker) for some financial support. Star (Jude Demorest), meanwhile, clashes with Noah’s mother, Dianne (guest star Kimberly Elise).
Tinsley finally reveals some major news about Scott as she and Luann attend an Al-Anon meeting in the new episode “Birds, Broads and Breakups,” while Sonja and Bethenny head to an art gallery that’s literally for the birds. Later, Dorinda joins Tinsley for a dress rehearsal for her appearance as a guest ringmaster at the Big Apple Circus. Ramona runs into her ex, Mario, when she, Luann and Sonja revisit an old Upper East Side haunt.
Frankie (Lauren Cohan) may bristle at how Will (Scott Foley) is the de facto leader of their team, but she’s forced to prove her own leadership skills when he is captured during a mission to take down a Ukrainian organ-harvesting operation in the new “Hearts & Minds.” Meanwhile, as Standish (Tyler James Williams) looks to Frankie for help with his combat finesse, the captive Will tries to bond with an unresponsive Jai (Vir Das). Ana Ortiz also stars.
As fans of this adult comedy understand all too well, Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a man of complicated issues and addictions stemming from a variety of causes, some of them self-inflicted. Others are a generation removed, like the mother (Tony Award- and two-time Golden Globe-winning guest star Linda Lavin), who abandoned Jim and his sister when they were just kids. Now she’s back to stir things up yet again.
Real-life best friends and business partners Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson return to seek more affordable fixer-uppers in the Boise, Idaho, market that they can renovate. Which includes repairing some with serious problems. Having gained confidence and experience in their first episodes, the duo this season undertakes both historic homes that come with some daunting restrictions and small cottages they can transform into more spacious family residences. Their kids — Luke has 6, Clint has 3 — also help out when they can.