Megan Smith (JoAnna Garcia) has just graduated from Yale University ready to take on the world of journalism despite her current dead-end job for a tabloid magazine. Her plan is thrown into a tailspin when, all in one day, she gets fired, meets Laurel Limoges, a cosmetics mogul, and becomes a live-in tutor for Laurel's twin teenaged granddaughters. The girls, Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough) are full of rebellion and not thrilled with their new arrangement, but Megan is determined to make it work. While enjoying the perks of her new job -- a private suite, convertible and live-in chef Marco (Allan Louis) -- Megan catches the eye of Will, a wealthy and handsome dilettante wh... (more)o lives next door and is dating Megan's estranged sister, Lily. Keeping Megan sane through the whirlwind changes is Charlie (Michael Cassidy), Megan's best friend who is keeping his love for her a secret. Despite her complicated romantic, work, and family life, Megan strives to make a difference in the lives of the twins as she adjusts to a high society lifestyle in Palm Beach.
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Aired on February 24, 2009
In the first season finale, as Marco and Keith plan for their wedding, Rose and Sage's relationship takes a bad turn when Rose decides to ditch their annual plans for spring break ... (more)and Sage becomes upset. Zachary too feels that Rose is changing rather quickly, and worries about the future of their relationship. Also, Will and Megan have a fight and break up.
Aired on February 10, 2009
Megan (JoAnna Garcia) is thrilled when Will (Brian Hallisay) tells her that his father (guest star Steven Culp) is starting a new magazine based on Megan and Will's idea. Eager to ... (more)pitch ideas for the first issue, Megan and Will soon find the magazine's new editor-in-chief, David Besser (Robert Buckley), is not easy to please. When Marco (Allan Louis) decides to win Keith (guest star David Monohan) back and shows up unannounced at his house, he discovers Keith is now involved with his longtime friend Jennifer (Jennifer Elise Cox). Marco takes dramatic action to keep his true love from slipping away. Meanwhile, Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) tells Sage (Ashley Newbrough) the shocking news that Miles is their real grandfather. The twins tell Megan what they know, then confront Laurel (Anne Archer) with the truth. During all the family drama, Rose knows that Sage is keeping something from her and when Sage finally confesses her own personal secret, it causes a profound change in the twin's relationship. Ron Lagomarsino directed the episode written by Scott Weinger & David Babcock.
Aired on February 03, 2009
Megan (JoAnna Garcia) is surprised to hear that Charlie (Michael Cassidy) has been accepted to UCSD and is moving to California. She takes him out to celebration his good news, and... (more) he shocks her by kissing her and admitting he has been in love with her for years. When Megan tells Will (Brian Hallisay) what happened, he is so upset that he ruins Charlie's goodbye party by confronting Charlie and starting a fist fight. Meanwhile, Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) is approached by Miles' daughter, Elyse (guest star Elaine Hendrix), who reveals to Rose that Miles is the girls' real grandfather. Sage (Ashley Newbrough) worries that Luis (guest star Ignacio Serricchio) will be disappointed that she is a virgin, but is surprised to learn that he is deeply religious and does not believe in pre-marital sex. Luis invites Sage to church, which brings up her grief about her parents death and leads to a startling confession. Kristina Apgar also stars. David Paymer directed the episode written by Jenny Lynn.
Aired on January 20, 2009
When Megan (JoAnna Garcia) tells Will (Brian Hallisay) that her mother has disappeared again, along with his money, Will suggests that it's time for Megan to separate herself from ... (more)her family's problems. However, Megan is heartsick that Arthur (guest star John Allen Nelson) is in denial about the situation and Lily (Kristina Apgar) is angry and hurt that she didn't even get to see her mother. When a picture of Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough) with bassist Pete Wentz of the band Fallout Boy at a nightclub upsets Rose's boyfriend Zach (guest star David Franco), Sage has to admit that her pursuit of fame is taking a big toll on their social lives. Meanwhile, Laurel (Anne Archer) gives Marco (Allan Louis) the money to start his own restaurant, but he realizes that isn't what he really wants. Finally, Megan meets Will's parents, Elliot (Steven Culp, "Desperate Housewives") and Josephine (Mary Page Keller, "Commander in Chief"), and feels guilty for involving Will with her own dysfunctional family, but Will surprises Megan with a declaration of his true feelings for her. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Natasha Gaty.
Aired on January 13, 2009
After learning that her sister Lily (Kristina Apgar) is in jail, Megan (JoAnna Garcia) rushes to be with her and find out why she was arrested. Lily insists she knew nothing about ... (more)the backpack full of drugs found in her hotel room, but her new husband is missing and she needs $25,000 for bail. Megan takes Will (Brian Hallisay) along when she relays the bad news about Lily to her parents, Arthur (guest star John Allen Nelson) and Shelby (guest star Sharon Lawrence), and although Will offers to pay Lily’s bail, Arthur decides that Lily needs to be frightened into cleaning up her life, and refuses to let anyone bail her out. A heartbroken Megan has to tell Lily that she has to remain in jail. Later, Shelby arranges a secret meeting with Will and convinces him to give her the bail money, leading to an argument with Megan and a shock for everyone over Shelby’s actions. Meanwhile, Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) helps Sage (Ashley Newbrough) pick out an expensive gift for Luis (guest star Ignacio Serricchio) and they are baffled by his reaction. Michael Cassidy and Allan Louis also star. David Paymer directed the episode written by Rina Mimoun & Christopher Fife (#113).