Episode PremiereFebruary 09, 2009
Show Period2008 - 2009
Production CompanyLifetime Television, Media Rights Capital
Rita volunteers for a fundraising event at Shannon's school and goes head to head with Jennifer (Melissa Peterman), another overachieving mother. Jennifer's daughter has been excluding Shannon from the lunch table, and Rita begins to get the same "treatment" from Jennifer. When Rita and Patty drop off Rita's gift basket for the auction, it pales in comparison to Jennifer's basket. Patty encourages Rita to even the playing field, so Rita steals a big ticket item from Jennifer's basket but immediately regrets it when she bumps into Shannon. Regrettably, Jennifer catches Rita trying to return the item. At the auction, Rita's basket earns the top bid thanks to last minute donation from Jay. Meanwhile, Hallie buys a used car that is the same as Jay's very first car. Jay lovingly restores the auto, but is devastated when Hallie sells it for profit.