In the '70s, after Cloud's (Beau Garrett) house was raided by police and she was arrested for drug possession, young Tully (played by Ali Skobye) was ripped from young Kate's (played by Roan Curtis) arms by police and taken away from Firefly Lane in the back of a police car.
In the '80s, Tully (played by Katherine Heigl) left Wilson King's (Martin Donovan) office at KTLA after he sexually harassed her and told her that she was bad at her job and that she only got attention because she got shot. Wilson later became the owner of Tully's show "The Girlfriend Hour."
In the early 2000s, after quitting her job as host of "The Girlfriend Hour" because of Wilson's changes, Tully got stood up by her husband Max (Jon-Michael Ecker) at the gazebo there they got married. Though he didn't want to restart their relationship, Kate (played by Sarah Chalke) was there for support just in case Max stood her up. The friends celebrated Christmas and New Year's 2003 together.
Around 2004, Tully left a funeral for Kate's dad Bud (Paul McGillion) after Kate told Tully she never wanted to see her again.