As Rhode Island's first family of the Gilded Age, the Bellacourts have more servants than relatives. With nothing of substance to offer their fellow citizens, family memebers are solely concerned with how they look, what parties they attend, and becoming super famous.
A new servant arrives at Bellacourt Manor, the death of the Claudette sisters opens space in the Newport 400, and the Bellacourts get a visit from Helen Keller.
When Pussy Van Anderstein pays a visit, Frederick and Garfield both fall victim to her powerful charms. Lillian learns that divorce is in vogue and concocts a scheme to procure one for herself.
Lillian and Beatrice throw a fake funeral for their husbands, and Peepers's estranged family brings news of his father's passing, forcing him to confront his Native American roots.
While Lillian and Beatrice prepare for the Newport's Most Beautiful Pageant, Hortense assembles her team of N.A.G.S. to sabotage the event. Downstairs, Peepers instructs Chair in the art of servitude.
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The Commodore returns to Bellacourt Manor with a handsome chef in tow who catches Hortense's eye, and Frederick undergoes psychological evaluation to see if he's fit for a Senate seat.
Bellacourt Manor's residents brace themselves for Lillian's annual birthday meltdown, and a surprise visit from Charles Ponzi brings a new business opportunity. Meanwhile, Hortense believes she's expecting.
Lillian arranges her own kidnapping in order to achieve fame as an abductee. Dodo orders Peepers to impersonate the Commodore and accompany her to a luncheon. Beatrice mistakes Blanche for a fellow aristocrat.
Beatrice copes with Fredrick's engagement by reverting to babyhood, and Lillian tries to impress his fiancee, Celery Savoy. Dodo struggles with morphine addiction, and Chair manipulates Garfield into breaking the rules.
Lillian's new friends invite her to a beach party, and Beatrice is brought to Thomas Edison for a forbidden experiment. Blanche receives a mysterious letter from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and Garfield tries to keep the family from falling apart.
Lillian and Beatrice race across Newport to try and stop Fredrick's wedding, and Peepers must save the Bellacourts from destruction after he realises Chair's true intentions.