In the episode titled, "Brace for Impact," after an awkward conversation with Jackie, Gloria decides it's for the best if she calls things off with Patrick. Denise tries to help ease the tension between Gloria and Jackie. Michael bumps heads with the new Air Force Colonel, Kat Young. Joan is reprimanded when she drops the ball at work to attend David's basketball game. Maggie attempts to bond with Caroline. Eddie and Patrick arrive in Afghanistan.
In the sneak peak below, Joan is an hour late for work and leaves a bad first impression on Air Force Colonel Kat Young (Brooke Shields):
ARMY WIVES stars Alyssa Diaz as Gloria Cruz, Ashanti as Latasha Montclair, Brian McNamara as Michael Holden, Catherine Bell as Denise Sherwood, Elle McLemore as Holly Truman, J.J. Soria as Hector Cruz, Jesse McCartney as Tim Truman, Kelli Williams as Jackie Clark, Terry Serpico as Frank Sherwood, Torrey DeVitto as Maggie Hall and Wendy Davis as Joan Burton.