When the devastation of her sister Holly's death trickles into her workplace, Sam finds an unexpected connection with her coworker Joel. Later, just as a fight with her other sister Tricia leaves Sam feeling further unmoored, Joel offers her a lifeline.
Sam begins to bond with fellow members of Choir Practice, but her burgeoning friendship with Joel is threatened over competing outlooks on their future in Kansas. After a disappointing job review and a concerning visit to her parents' house, an increasingly distraught Sam seeks help from someone close to Holly.
Sam and Joel embark on a covert mission to uncover the source of her brother-in-law Rick's sudden windfall. Then, choir practice provides Sam with the courage and clarity to share mounting concerns about her mother Mary Jo with her father Ed.
After Pastor Deb asks for an impromptu meeting, Joel prepares for the worst, and promptly breaks out in a vicious neck rash. With money tight, Sam gets creative in sourcing a solution for the upcoming corn harvest, and later, confronts Rick.
After a surprising update concerning her recent job performance, Sam must evaluate her next step. Meanwhile, Tricia and Charity's working relationship grows complicated, and a visit to Mary Jo in rehab brings some difficult family truths to light.