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THE FORTY-YEAR OLD VIRGIN QUEEN (#SW_101)
EPISODE PREMIERE: October 10, 2008
The Starter Wife ... Begins Again.
It’s a year after her divorce and Molly Kagan’s happy ending seems to have fallen apart: her romance with Sam—the handsome yet guilt-ridden homeless man—fizzled and her second children’s book didn’t exactly sell like hotcakes. Realizing she must rely on herself, Molly decides it’s time get serious about making her new life work.
From now on, she’s going to concentrate on raising her seven-year-old daughter, Jaden (easier said than done in a town where children have BlackBerries) and establish her new home as a safe and stable environment. Which means, two things: first, that she is officially swearing off men and becoming a “Virgin Queen” and second, that she’s going to take a writer’s workshop to give her flailing writing career a much-needed shot in the arm.
Her ex-husband Kenny’s monthly checks help—when they don’t bounce, that is—but Molly would much prefer to have her financial freedom. Kenny, on the other hand, still happily relies on Molly’s emotional support while he tries to keep his flop-in-the-making passion project afloat. And since Kenny has sunk Jaden’s college fund into the project, Molly has a vested interest in keeping Kenny afloat while also giving him a crash course on good parenting skills.