Rene's approaching wedding and a newly discovered slave cemetery strain the women's friendship.
Rene represents a developer planning to build a shopping mall over a slave burial ground.
Rene represents Rastafarians who have been fired from a conservative company for refusing to cut their dreadlocks.
Rene represents a group of women who were groped by drunken men during a business convention.
Rene proposes to Turk.
M.E. finds herself at odds with Kelly's mother-in-law.
M.E. is chosen to be a witness at an upcoming execution.
M.E. is the lone juror holding out for a not-guilty verdict.
Rene unravels a sexual-harassment case; M.E. visits a therapist; young Rene gets involved with the Black Panthers.
Rene struggles to maintain control of the law firm; Davis decides to go away to a Roman Catholic seminary; young Rene bonds with Sara's friend; guest Yolanda King.
Kelly and Ajoni are in debt.
M.E. writes about the importance of the Confederate flag; René handles a case involving nursing-home residents; René and Judge 'Turk' Terhune try to figure out where their relationship is going; young René and M.E. explore feminism.
M.E. is in the crossfire of a school shooting; René has heart palpitations; bullies pressure young Colliar to end his friendship with René.
M.E. and Colliar refuse to baby-sit; René takes a case examining the civil rights of the dead; young René sports an Afro.
M.E. and Colliar move into their new apartment; Rene's ex-husband visits; Rene and Judge Terhune work together; young Rene runs for student council.
Joe is sued after saving a child's life; M.E. and Colliar look for an apartment; young M.E., Rene and Colliar take high-school aptitude tests.
M.E. and Colliar deal with the loss of their home; Rene represents a homeless woman; high-school boys try to crash young Rene and M.E.'s sleepover.
A tornado strikes Birmingham; young Rene dates a senior.
Rene takes on a lead factory which is poisoning local children; M.E. makes an effort to spend more time with Davis; young M.E. and Rene perform in a school play.
Rene helps a mentally impaired man; Matt stays with M.E.'s family; young M.E.'s and Rene's friends want to use Port Dixie as a place to party.
Rene represents an artist who is fighting to save a mural of the Holocaust; M.E. befriends a little boy; young Rene dates a senior.
Colliar and M.E. work on their marriage; Rene expands her law firm; young M.E. and Rene begin high-school together.
Rene represents Ajoni's friend, who is accused of manslaughter; Kelly's baby is born prematurely; young Rene is named valedictorian of her class.
Rene represents Ajoni's friend, who is accused of manslaughter.
M.E. worries that her marriage is ending; Rene represents a woman who has been fired; Johnny is killed in the war.
Young M.E. and Colliar break up; M.E. and Rene look at how different their lives would have been if M.E. and Colliar had never married.
M.E. leaves Colliar; Rene represents a woman accusing Gary Allen's nephew of rape; the girls and boys compete to build a booth for the fair.
Kelly's and Ajoni's wedding day arrives; Elston chooses to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
Kelly and Ajoni make an announcement; Elston dodges the draft.
Kelly is asked to switch to another school because of her pregnancy.
Rene embraces the holiday season but is surrounded by unhappy people; M.E. takes a job in a jewelry store; young Rene and M.E. begin a tradition of giving to the less-fortunate.
Candidate Rene admits to drug use; Kelly's drama teacher asks M.E. to adapt part of her book for a school skit; young M.E. and Rene protest the demolition of Port Dixie.
Rene's campaign manager hires an image consultant; M.E. encourages Colliar to deal with his anger over Kelly's pregnancy; young M.E. learns what Rene goes through to relax her hair.
Kelly is pregnant; Rene announces her plans to investigate rapes; young Rene and ME sort through boyfriend issues.
ME writes about a minister's dysfunctional relationship with his wife; Rene refuses to drop a client who is an illegal alien; young ME gives Colliar an ultimatum.
Rene and M.E. take a road trip; young M.E. and Rene consider the possible existence of aliens.
M.E. and Colliar worry that Kelly and her boyfriend are too close; Joe begins to show romantic feelings for Rene; young Rene has a crush on a white boy.
M.E. plans a book about the civil-rights movement; Rene visits an imprisoned friend; young Rene's mother steps in as a civil-rights leader after James is arrested.
A case raises the question of reverse discrimination; Rene helps April with her mental problems; the FBI watches James.
Rene must decide whether or not to make April take a drug test; Colliar's mother comes to stay with the Simms family; young Rene confronts her rage.
An Asian-American man claims to be Johnny's son; Rene represents a man trying to enforce a prenatal contract; young M.E.'s brother prepares to leave for Vietnam.
Rene becomes a 'Big Sister'; M.E. appears on a talk show; young M.E. wants Rene to take advantage of Theresa.
Police discriminate against Rene; M.E. researches a corrupt city council; young Rene and M.E. witness the changing moods of their older brothers.
Rene represents a child on trial for murder; Colliar makes M.E. quit her job; young Rene and M.E. experiment with alcohol.
Rene and ME attend their school reunion; young ME and Rene's school becomes integrated.
Rene represents Bill; ME finishes her book; young ME suspects Colliar is cheating.
M.E's neighbor may be a pedophile; young M.E. and Rene investigate a haunted house.
M.E. deals with the aftermath of a burglar, while Renee deals with Bar Association charges against Lakeisha.
Rene represents a teen in a malpractice suit; young M.E. and Rene give Tully's cousin a makeover.
M.E. changes her will; Rene begins a relationship with a white man; young M.E. and Rene learn some shocking news.
Rene's college friend causes a rift between her and M.E.; young M.E. and Rene see 'Mary Poppins.'
Colliar takes Davis on a hunting trip; a teacher is accused of being a witch; young M.E. and Rene deal with becoming young ladies.
M.E. and Colliar date; Rene pursues a singer; young M.E. and Rene try to bury a doll.
Rene deals with mixed emotions; M.E. trains for her new job; young Rene encourages a black man to sit in the front of the bus.
The anniversary of their son's death tests M.E. and Colliar's marriage; Joe offers insight into Rene and Bill's severed relationship; young M.E. and Colliar share their first kiss.
Rene represents a murder witness; M.E. and Colliar have money problems; young Rene and M.E. learn of the Holocaust.
M.E. and Rene debate modern-day racism; M.E.'s uncle threatens young Rene's father.
M.E. and Rene debate modern-day racism; M.E.'s uncle threatens young Rene's father.
Rene's estranged brother visits; M.E. becomes a security guard; the girls play with fireworks.
Rene defends a reckless driver; M.E. makes a decision; young M.E. makes a new friend.
Rene and Bill consider eloping; Colliar reveals a secret; M.E.'s uncle threatens young Rene's family.
Rene represents a man who claims he killed in self-defense; Davis's friend is homeless; young M.E. and Rene discover a female hobo.
Bill's children cause friction; M.E.'s co-worker wants her to lie; young Rene and M.E. sell Girl Scout cookies in white neighborhoods.
Rene and Bill search for a home; a male intern bonds with M.E.'s boss; a new girl sets her sights on young Colliar.
M.E.'s daughter goes gothic; Rene is sued for malpractice; young Rene baptizes M.E.
Rene represents a man who is to be sterilized against his will; young Rene and M.E. attend a segregated concert.
Colliar goes missing as Mary Elizabeth plans his birthday party.
On a trip to Los Angeles, Mary Elizabeth and Rene discover Teresa's fiance is after her money.
Mary Elizabeth and Rene protest a racy billboard; Davis gets suspended from school for emulating his father's macho attitude.
Mary Elizabeth seeks inspiration to overcome writer's block; Bill's work interferes with his relationship with Rene.
Racist comments from an old friend ruin Mary Elizabeth and Colliar's barbecue.
A handsome employee flirts with M.E.; Rene avoids Detective Moody, and her mother has a beau; Carver gives young Rene a candy bracelet and a kiss.
Kelly dates a black man; Rene defends an addict; James teaches young M.E. and Rene to dance.
Colliar's business acumen catches Mary Elizabeth off guard; Rene's cousin poses as white; young Rene's celebrated aunt (Jasmine Guy) visits.
Mary Elizabeth and Colliar use Grandma Otis' legacy to start a construction business; Michael continues to stalk Rene; young M.E. and Rene happen upon a KKK meeting.
M.E.'s sister (Delta Burke) jolts Colliar out of depression and irritates Rene with her prejudice; at a segregated hospital, Catherine insists on medical care for young Rene.
Mary Elizabeth gets published; Colliar lies about going to work; Rene has misgivings about a case; young M.E. enters the school talent show.
A lesbian couple sues for the right to wed on public property; M.E. learns Colliar has a secret, female Internet pen pal.
Mary Elizabeth learns she is pregnant; Rene represents a white couple whose black foster child was taken away; Johnny scuffles with the manager after young Rene is refused service at a soda fountain.
M.E. tries a little too hard to get her friends and Rene's to get along.
Mary Elizabeth invites Grandma Otis to live with the family; the girls help young Colliar fend off bullies.
A boy kills another who was threatening him with a gun; Kelly is arrested for drunken driving; young M.E. is jealous of Rene's maturation.
Rene defends a city councilman accused of taking kickbacks; young Rene is arrested during a children's march for civil rights.
Mary Elizabeth wants more romance in her marriage; Rene's new beau wants one thing.
Rene represents M.E. in court; Colliar works as a car salesman; the Cuban Missile Crisis affects the girls.
While preparing a biography of Rene's father, M.E. uncovers a disillusioning secret.
Rene represents a rape victim whose assailant wants custody of the resulting child; young Rene presses Mary Elizabeth's hair.
A black woman and a white woman are friends since childhood in the '60s South.