Jaime can only shake his head and ask, "What are we going to do about Ashley?" She tells him her plan to move to California, admitting she has no job or place to live. Jacqueline launches into mommy mode, which in turn pushes Bratz into eye-rolling overdrive. Jaime tells Bratz not to go to that place because it shapes how people perceive her. He asks a fair and valid question, "Do you want to work really hard to make something of yourself? Have you ever done that in your life?" All signs point to "No," and Bratz admits as much. Jaime asks what she's going to do in California to turn things around. And, since someone is actually expecting some accountability from her, she starts crying and walks away from the conversation. Jacqueline says that Bratz idolizes Jaime, but his situation was different because he actually made the move to L.A. with a plan and a job in place. For his part, Jaime thinks Bratz is being lazy. As Bratz walks back in, Chris says he believes in her and wants to pull the non-bitchy, bratty side out of her. He welcomes her back into the house with a hug, and Jaime tells her she's lucky to have a father that's in her corner. Jacqueline snarks, "The princess is still in the castle." Cut to an interview with Caroline, who basically says Bratz is working the system and milking her family for everything she can. She adds, "But one day, Ashley's going to wake up, and everybody's going to be gone. Then what's going to happen?"
The next day, Caroline hosts her radio show. She talks with another mother who struggled with her son's learning disability like Caroline did with Albie. As she goes to commercial, Lauren and Christopher arrive to surprise her. Caroline says she's at a crossroads in her life now that her children have left the nest. She's reaching a point where it's her time to shine. As she returns to the show, Lauren and Christopher start giggling over one of her kooky callers, and Caroline almost manages to hold it together until she cracks up right as she's saying goodbye. The kids not-so-subtly mock the caller for a few minutes after. That said, Lauren does admit in an interview that the radio show has been a positive change in Caroline because it's given her the chance to cultivate her own life separate of being a mom. Caroline takes the kids' jokes and turns them into a positive kicker for her show, telling the listeners that she's living proof that dreams come true and thanking them for helping her along. Nice save!