Thursday August 13 5:00 PM / 4:00c

Tossing the Bouquet

Back at Grey House, Sam is just realizing how chaotic it can be living in a bed and breakfast. Grace jokes that if you don’t nail your belongings down they will eventually go missing because a guest took them.

Earlier in the week, Cassie drove by a house covered in cyclamen flowers, which are exactly the flowers she wants at her wedding. She goes back to the house disappointed to find that the owner took a weed whacker to all the plants because they were taking over his entire yard.

Abigail is dealing with a pesky tree branch that is covering her business sign. She approaches Martha to get it trimmed. Martha tells her that since councilwoman Melissa Glen retired, Abigail will have to wait for her seat to be filled at the end of the year. Only then will her runaway branch be dealt with. Abigail comes up with a solution: she will step in for the retired councilwoman. To speed up the process even more, Abigail also steps up to the role of president of the city council, so she can get the branch clipped immediately.

Nick is preparing his best man speech and practices it in front of George. Grace walks in on the speech and Nick gets embarrassed and leaves the room. Grace tells George she has her maid of honor speech all planned out, and he jokingly tells her it is not like a book report.

Sam meets with a realtor to get ready for his house listing. She is a bit surprised to hear Sam is just moving next door to Grey House. The realtor also assures Sam that his house should be sold in no time because it has so much space and privacy.

Cassie’s new order of spices come into the shop and Stephanie is sad to see the one ingredient she needs for her recipe missing from the shipment. Emma points out that even without that key ingredient, Stephanie still has all the makings for a different recipe: their grandmother’s famous shrimp ravioli with lemon cream sauce. Cassie also reminds Stephanie that Liam is hosting their rehearsal dinner at the brewery the next night and extends an invite to Emma.

Sam is annoyed to hear his sister can’t make the flight from Asia to Middleton due to her expired passport. He tells Eve he was really looking forward to his sister attending the wedding and now he is just disappointed. Eve wants to know why Sam isn’t heading home since his work is wrapped up and he points out that Grey House is just a little chaotic for his scene.

Martha calls a special meeting with the city council. She wants everybody’s approval to set an order of proclamation in honor of Sam and Cassie to announce at the wedding. Abigail wants to speed along the process, but Martha says they have to wait for Jared to record the vote. Jared finally arrives to the meeting and he brings with him a map of Middleton. Martha hopes that the map will end the conversation of where Middleton begins and Blairsville ends once and for all. Jared points out that the south side of Ridge Pine Drive is part of Middleton, but the north side of the street is part of Blairsville. Martha exclaims that she lives on Ridge Pine Drive… the north side, which also means that Martha technically lives in Blairsville. In result, this means she can no longer be mayor of Middleton. Jared says the rules are set in stone. Martha must hand over her title and gavel. Now that Martha has been stripped of her title as mayor, Abigail is next in line to serve, leaving both women speechless.