A hunting trip at Hagood's family farm turns sour when Lyle's true feelings for Catherine push Louis to the point of no return. When everyone comes together at Hannah's Chrismukkah party, Catherine gets a surprise revelation about Lyle's intentions.
When Hagood invites her friends from Savannah back to her Southern roots for some good ole' duck hunting, Hannah tries to find out the truth about Catherine's "other guy." Lyle decides to move away from Catherine and their tumultuous relationship.
Following their talk at Brandon's party, Lyle and Catherine are still on shaky ground. Louis and Lyle head to New York City to try their hand at flirting up North. Brandon and Hannah confront Catherine over rumors of her sleeping around.
Months after Lyle’s failed proposal to Catherine, these star-crossed lovers have become more crossed than lovers. Hannah's fear of becoming a Southern “spinster" puts her relationship with Louis on ice.