‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 1 - RECAP!

Sweet Magnolias returns to Netflix with Season 2 after an excruciatingly long hiatus. The first group of episodes of this charming Southern soap opera aired in May 2020, and now we’re finally receiving the second batch. You may have forgotten where we left our Sweet Magnolias because it’s been nearly a year and a half since we last saw Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen pour one.

This recap is for you if you need to catch up on Sweet Magnolias or just want a refresher on where our leading women left off in Season 1’s conclusion.

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What exactly is the story behind Sweet Magnolias?

This Netflix series covers the lives of three lifelong friends as they go through all kinds of difficulties and tribulations in South Carolina, based on Sherryl Woods’ Sweet Magnolias trilogy of novels. Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), a divorced mother of three with a new spa to manage, is one of the main characters. Cal Maddox, a hot high school baseball coach (and former pro player), was her first love last season (Justin Bruening).

Then there’s Sullivan’s owner and head chef, Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott). She has an outspoken daughter named Annie and is divorced from her spouse Ronnie (Brandon Quinn) (Anneliese Judge). Helen Decatur (Heather Headley) is a powerful lawyer who isn’t waiting for a guy to catch up to her in order to create her own family.

‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 1 - RECAP!

What happened at the end of Season One of Sweet Magnolias?

It finished with a lot of cliffhangers far back in May 2020. Helen decided to consult a fertility doctor after calling it quits with her wishy-washy ex-boyfriend Ryan. Erik, a chef from Sullivan’s, may possibly be her new love interest. Dana Sue is urging Ronnie to complete their divorce so she may take out a loan and buy out her previous business partner at Sullivan’s. And Maddie and Cal got into an argument when she assumed he wanted her son Ty to choose baseball over college.

But it’s the nail-biting automobile catastrophe that ended the season finale that makes you want to see Season 2. Maddie’s middle kid, Kyle, was driving, but who was the passenger? Kyle’s brother, Ty, or his prom girlfriend, Nellie, might be the culprits. Annie, Dana Sue’s kid, maybe the one. Is it possible that it’s one of a group of high school students?

‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 1 - RECAP!

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In Sweet Magnolias Season 2, what can we expect?

So, let’s see who else was involved in that tragic catastrophe. Then we may start thinking about the Sweet Magnolias’ love life and future employment opportunities. There’s also the general goings-on in town, as well as a few other unsolved mysteries, such as Isaac’s parentage. One thing is certain: the ladies will require a whole pitcher of margaritas to address all of their issues.