Emily and Susan meet for breakfast at the Lakeview and Emily begins to frantically talk to her mother about Dusty's murder. She tells her mother that she has learned that Holden has been charged with killing Dusty, but she believes Holden isn't responsible. As she continues to expand on her regrets over the events surrounding Dusty's death. Susan tells her to stop talking like she is guilty of killing him because Susan has made sure that no one suspects her. Emily is confused by Susan's confession and wants to know what her mother means when she says that she took suspicion away from Emily. Susan explains that she told Margo about seeing Holden in front of the drug cart at the hospital the night of Dusty's murder. Emily is shocked, but Susan makes it clear that everything she said was true and that if Holden is innocent he will be exonerated. She reminds Emily that if the police are focused on Holden, then they won't be looking at Emily as a suspect. Emily tells her mother that she doesn't want Holden going to jail just to take suspicion off of her. Susan reminds Emily that if Margo takes her in for questioning she will have to admit that she was fighting with Chris about her past as a prostitute, which could lead to her losing visitation with her son, Daniel. As the two continue their talk, Tom arrives and asks to speak with Emily about something that will affect Daniel. Alison walks in and Emily tries to use her to escape talking to Tom, but he reveals that he called Alison because he needs to talk to both of them about Dusty's final wishes.
Tom sits with Emily and Alison in the Lakeview and explains that Dusty's will had a college fund set aside for Alison. He also hands Alison a letter from Dusty that heartens her to move on with her life and go to school. Emily encourages her sister to return to college and reminds her that it would make Dusty proud. Tom then focuses his attention on Emily and tells her that Dusty's will might drastically affect how much time she will be spending with her son. Emily opens the envelope Dusty left her and finds ownership papers for The Intruder. Tom explains the paper is hers alone and that Dusty wanted her to own it free and clear. Emily tearfully claims she doesn't want to benefit from Dusty's death. Tom leaves so Emily and Alison can discuss Dusty's gifts. Alison tells her sister to appreciate Dusty's generosity, but Emily begins to cry, saying she can't profit from his death. Alison asks her sister to tell her what is going on, but Emily rushes from the room.
Alison finds Susan and tells her the good news about Dusty offering to pay for her college and giving Emily the newspaper. Susan is grateful for Dusty's gifts and believes that he must have felt he owed the girls something. Alison goes on to tell her mom that Emily is freaking out over the will and Dusty's death. Susan explains that Emily is just grieving and to let her deal with it on her own.
In Old Town, Emily has an ice cream cone and thinks back on happy memories of sharing a cone with Dusty. She sadly throws the cone away and walks off.
At the farm, Holden sits at the kitchen table as Lily comes in and asks how he has been doing since he was bailed out of jail. He admits that he isn't sleeping well, but doesn't want Lily to worry because she is still recovering from her drug overdose. Lily tells Holden she wants to help in his defense and will go with him to see Bonnie. Holden explains to Lily that Bonnie is not his lawyer and even though she helped him get out on bail, she will not be representing him if his case goes to trial. Lily feels as if Holden isn't being honest with her about the night of Dusty's death and she wants to know what he is hiding. Holden encourages her to rest and when Meg comes to the kitchen she also asks Lily to relax. Lily relents to Meg and Holden and heads to her room, while Meg grills her brother about what really happened the night Dusty died. Holden angrily tells Meg to back off, but she refuses to relent and continues to ask what he knows. Holden refuses to talk about it, but asks his sister to help take care of Lily and his family.
Up in her room, Lily dreams about the night of Dusty's death and remembers seeing his lifeless body on the floor of Bob's office. She immediately runs downstairs looking for Holden and tells her husband she thinks she remembers seeing Dusty dead. Holden, trying to protect his wife, tells her that it is impossible she saw Dusty that night because she was in a hospital bed recovering from her overdose. Holden tells Lily to get dressed so he can take her to the doctor to make sure she is alright, but before they leave he asks her to promise that she will try to forget about that night and move forward. Holden fears she may remember something awful about Dusty's murder.
Paul arrives at the Oakdale police station to give a statement against Rosanna, but he learns from Margo that Rosanna has confessed. Margo tells Paul that Rosanna has admitted everything. Rosanna asks for time alone with Paul and she tells him that she came clean about everything and hopes that Paul will accept what she has done and try to forgive her. Paul explains that he had the best of intentions when he brought her back to Oakdale, but he can't move past what she has done. As Rosanna reacts by yelling at him for his affair with Meg, Margo comes back in and takes Rosanna down to be booked for her crimes. Paul thanks Rosanna for helping him to see that he needs to get his priorities straight and he leaves to find Meg.
Paul goes to the farm and bangs on the front door looking for Meg. She tells him she doesn't want to see him, but he refuses to leave until she hears what he has to say. Paul says that the two can be happy now since Rosanna has confessed everything, but Meg points out that what he really wants is for Craig to pay for his crimes. Paul claims he just wants her, but Meg tells him all she really wants is her baby back. Paul says they can try again for another baby, but Meg says that won't happen because he will always be looking for revenge against the people who hurt him. She goes on to explain that she could have pressed charges against Rosanna and Craig, but only wanted everything to be over so she could move on-something he refuses to do. Paul tries to convince Meg to give their relationship another try, but Meg tells him it is too late. Paul refuses to give up and begs Meg to let him prove that he will do anything to make her love him again. Meg tells Paul there is nothing he can do and that her family needs her now. She pushes him out the farmhouse door.
At the hospital, Lily tells her doctor she is feeling much better, but starting to recall events from the night of Dusty's murder. He tells her to give it time, but she explains she wants to know what happened, even though Holden doesn't want her to remember. The doctor agrees to talk to Holden and when they go into the hall she excuses herself while the doctor and Holden talk. Holden tells the doctor that he doesn't think Lily needs to get her memory of that night back, but the doctor tells him that she may need to process the memories to get past them. He suggests that Lily return to rehab, but Holden refuses saying he wants Lily home with him and his family. The doctor asks Holden if he can really watch her 24 hours a day and then emphasizes his point by asking Holden where Lily is now. Holden tells him he will find her and sets off looking for Lily.
In the meantime, Lily has gone back to the site of Dusty's murder to try to trigger her memories of that fateful night. Lily arrives at Bob's office and recalls seeing Dusty dead on the floor. She sits on the floor of the office and remembers finding the syringe by Dusty's body. Meg arrives at the hospital and asks Holden what the doctor has said. He tells her everything the doctor said and asks his sister to help him find Lily. Holden finds Lily in the stairwell and asks her if she is all right. Seeing Holden in the stairs reminds Lily of the night he found her passed out and she tells him she remembers. Lily tells him that she knows what happened the night of Dusty's death and that she now understands why he didn't tell the police everything about that night-because she would have been the suspect.
After his meeting with Meg, Paul returns to his room at the Lakeview and pours himself a drink. He falls asleep and dreams that Rosanna is by his side. Paul questions how she got out of jail, but Rosanna says he will know soon enough. She explains she only wants to say good-bye and explain herself. She tells Paul that she loves him and that she knew he loved Meg, but did everything she could to hold on to him. She tells him she is sorry for causing him pain, but she was desperate to keep him. She finishes by telling Paul she will wait for him if he ever decides he can love her and then she vanishes as quickly as she came.
Paul hurries to the station demanding to know why Rosanna was released. Margo brings Paul into a private room and tells him that when she checked on Rosanna, she found her passed out in her cell. She tells him that Rosanna has had a relapse and she is back in the hospital. Paul goes to Memorial and talks to Rosanna's doctor about her condition. He learns from her doctor that she has slipped back into a coma that was most likely brought on by trauma or stress. The doctor goes on to explain that she may never come out of it. Paul is upset by the diagnosis and the doctor's suggestion that Rosanna be sent back to Switzerland. Paul sits at Rosanna's side and marvels at the way she came to him in a dream to say good-bye. He comes to the realization that he destroys everyone he loves, and fears that he may be destined to spend his life alone. He goes into the hall and sees Meg there, but she turns and walks away.
Sofie and Aaron are walking together at Old Town and talking about baby Hallie, whom Sofie refers to as "my little girl." Aaron gently reminds her that Hallie is Gwen and Will's little girl now. Gwen and Will, meanwhile, have agreed that they need to set some boundaries for Sofie with regard to visiting Hallie, so Gwen calls Sofie and asks if she can come over to chat.
When Sofie and Aaron get to Will and Gwen's place, they hear the baby crying, and Sofie offers to go get her. Will stops her but lets Aaron go instead. Sofie asks why he didn't let her go to the baby, and Gwen tells her that she and Will think Sofie's been getting a little too attached to Hallie. Sofie asks what she's done wrong; Gwen tells her she can still see Hallie but that there have to be some boundaries. Sofie protests, "But she's my daughter!" and then says that came out wrong. Will tells her they just want to put a little space between Sofie and the baby for the time being. Gwen tells Sofie she didn't realize how hard this was going to be on Sofie and that she never meant to hurt her; Sofie responds, "It's too late."
Aaron brings Hallie out into the living room, and Sofie asks if she can say goodbye to her. Sofie tells Hallie she won't be seeing her for a little while, "and you're not even gonna notice I'm not here." Crying, Sofie leaves. Aaron follows after Sofie. Gwen tells Will, "That was hard" and says that she feels like she betrayed Sofie.
At Old Town again, Sofie says she thought she could do this, but she didn't know that saying goodbye would be like giving up her little girl all over again. Aaron tells Sofie he'll walk her back to the Lakeview, but Sofie says she's okay and tells Aaron that his family needs him now. She gets up and leaves.
Tom comes to the police station and tells Margo to take the rest of the day off and come home with him. Once home, she is surprised and thrilled to see Casey, who was released from prison early for good behavior. Margo hugs him and then playfully slaps him, telling him that's for having gotten into a fight with a prison guard; she asks Casey what happened, and Casey says he's not ready for an interrogation already.
In Bob's hospital room, Chris tells Kim there's no change in Bob's condition. Chris leaves, and Kim takes Bob's hand and tells him she's ready for him to wake up again because it's hard putting up such a brave front for the family. Just as she turns to leave, Bob reaches out and grabs her hand, startling her. She looks at him, and he opens his eyes and says haltingly, "Hello ... beautiful." She whispers, "Hello, handsome!" and tells him she has to go get Chris.
Chris bumps into Evan Walsh outside Bob's room; Evan pulls Chris into a private office and shoves the contract for Memo-21 in front of him, telling him to sign it. Chris is hesitant because of the whole situation with Dusty's death, but Evan tells him to sign it anyway, because Chris promised Evan this deal would go through. Chris signs the contract.
Back in the hallway, Kim tells Chris his dad's awake, and they go back into Bob's room, where Chris asks his dad how he's feeling. Bob replies, "I'm hungry!" Chris brings a nurse into the room and orders some tests for Bob. Kim asks if it's really necessary to run tests right now, but Chris says he just needs to see where they stand, and Bob adds that he would order the same tests himself. Kim leaves to call the family and let them know Bob's awake, and Chris sits with Bob and tells him how glad he is that he's back with them. Bob asks, "Where's Dusty?" Chris, not sure what to say, replies, "He's gone."
Tom, Margo, and Casey finish eating, and then Margo asks Casey what he's going to do with his life now. Casey is upset that Margo is already pushing him to make decisions like that when he just got out of prison. Tom agrees and says they have plenty of time to figure things out. The phone rings; it's Kim, who says, "Tommy, I have the most wonderful news in the world! Your father is awake, and he's talking!"
Tom, Margo, and Casey all go to the hospital, where Bob jokingly pretends not to know who Tom is. Bob is happy to see Casey and welcomes him back.
Emily stops by the room where Dusty was murdered; ignoring the crime scene tape, she goes in and kneels down by the spot where Dusty's body was found. Talking to herself, Emily says, "I need to make peace with what happened, with what I did that night," and then crying softly, she says, "I'm so sorry!"
In the hospital stairwell, Lily realizes that Holden thinks she killed Dusty and that's he's been trying to cover for her. She tells Holden he can't try to protect her that way, but Holden says he owes it to her; he tells her that before Dusty died, he told Holden some truths about the way Holden had been treating Lily, and Holden now feels like he drove Lily into Dusty's arms.
Holden asks Lily if she remembers where she found the syringe the night Dusty died. Lily has a flashback of having seen Dusty lying on the floor, with the syringe next to his body. She tells Holden and says she picked up the syringe then, but she didn't kill Dusty.
Lily takes Holden to the crime scene, to see if that will jog her memory further, and when they get there, they see Emily rushing out the door. Lily asks her what she's doing there, but Emily tells Lily it's none of her business. Emily asks Holden if he was really arrested and actually had the murder weapon at his house, and Lily says it's all a mistake and that Holden didn't kill Dusty. Holden tells Emily that he's sorry about what happened to Dusty, because he knows Emily and Dusty were close. Emily says Dusty hurt a lot of people, "and I'm sorry you were one of them." Emily leaves, and Holden wonders why she was acting so strangely.
Lily and Holden duck under the crime scene tape, and Lily remembers having seen Emily leave the room just before she got there the night Dusty was killed. Lily tells Holden that Emily must have killed Dusty. Holden asks why, and Lily says it was because of her. She tells Holden about Dusty breaking things off with her because he was still in love with Emily. Lily tells Holden that she went to a bar and met one of Cheri Love's "girls," who told her that Emily used to be a prostitute. Holden doesn't believe it, but Lily says when she went to tell Dusty about it, he said he already knew. Lily says she was so upset that she decided to write an anonymous note to Chris Hughes and tell him about Emily's past. When Chris and Emily read the note, Emily assumed it was Dusty who wrote it and blamed him for it, and Lily let Emily and Chris go on believing that. Lily says Dusty's death was her fault, because she "set things in motion."
Holden says he should have known Lily couldn't have killed Dusty, because he knows Lily better than that. Lily says they need to call Jack, because he'll believe her about having seen Emily leaving the crime scene the night Dusty was murdered. She offers her hand to Holden, and he takes it; they leave together, and Holden puts his arm around Lily as they walk out.
Emily runs into Chris and tells him she heard that Bob was awake and wanted to know how he was doing. Chris takes Emily into an empty office and tells her it's not her business anymore, but she reminds him that Bob is Daniel's grandfather, so she has a right to know. She tells Chris he doesn't seem too happy, and he tells her one of the first things Bob asked was where Dusty was; Emily asks what he told Bob, and Chris says he just told him Dusty was gone. He walks out of the office, and Emily sees Tom and tells him she'll call Daniel at school and let him know his grandfather's doing better. Tom thanks her, and she leaves.
Emily again runs into Chris, and she says they need to get their stories straight. Chris says he doesn't have a story, but Emily says, "Dusty died believing you poisoned your father and caused his stroke; that sounds like a story to me." Chris can't believe that Emily would believe he could poison his own father, and Emily can't believe Chris would think she could kill Dusty, so Chris says they're at a stalemate. Chris tells Emily, "Keep your mouth shut and nobody else will get hurt."
Tom finds Kim and tells her he reached both Lisa and Nancy, and they will both be there soon to see Bob. Margo suggests to Casey that he go and visit Will and Gwen; Casey says his friends probably won't want to see him, but Margo reminds him that if anyone can relate to Casey's current situation, it's Will. After he leaves, Tom tells Margo that maybe she should give Casey a break and let him adjust at his own pace to being out of prison. Casey goes to Will and Gwen's house; when he gets there, he glances in the window and sees them with the baby.
At Carly's house, Parker asks his parents why they are forcing him to go back to therapy. Jack explains that his recent actions with Sam and his puppet, and the theft at Metro, have persuaded them that Parker needs more help then they can offer. The therapist arrives at the house and asks to speak to Parker alone. She asks him to tell her what is going on and the two discuss his recent problems.
In the kitchen, Carly and Jack discuss Carly's sister, Rosanna, slipping back into her coma. Jack encourages Carly to hang in there and she remarks that she may be losing Rosanna, but she will not lose Parker. Jack senses that Carly is upset by both Rosanna and Parker. He gives her a reassuring hug and remarks that they will get through this. Just as it looks as if the two might kiss, the therapist calls from the other room and asks to talk to them. She tells them that she and Parker have talked and she believes that they can work out Parker's problems in family therapy. She asks Parker to leave the room so she can talk to Jack and Carly. The therapist tells Jack and Carly that Parker is worried about Carly's friend Sam, and Jack and Carly add that he had a tough year that included losing his biological father and sister, and Carly's recent brain tumor and lie. The doctor then explains that Parker may be reacting to Jack's anger at Carly. She insists that Jack's anger is feeding Parker's anger at his mother. Jack is upset by the notion that Parker's behavior is his fault and both Carly and Jack take responsibility for their son's acting out. The therapist leaves after setting appointments and encouraging Jack and Carly to seek therapy as well. With their meeting over, Jack, Carly and Parker set out on their day.
In Katie's room at the Lakeview, Brad continues healing from his broken leg, but his constant demands with their sexual undertones are driving Katie insane. When Brad asks Katie for a sponge bath, she believes Brad's only intention is to get her in bed, but she gives in when he reminds her that he broke his leg looking for her. Katie leaves the room to get water for the bath and returns to find Brad has dimmed the lights and lit candles in an attempt to set a romantic mood. Brad denies that he is trying to seduce Katie, but she refuses to believe him and instead of a nice warm sponge bath, washes him with cold water. When the sponge bath turns slightly romantic, Katie rushes out of the room. She returns and tells Brad that his recovery time is at an end and he can head home now. She hands him crutches, but Brad flounders on them and he falls to the bed, taking Katie with him. Katie jumps up and tells Brad to stop playing games. She gets set to leave and tells Brad to be gone by the time she is back. Vienna arrives to encourage Brad and Katie's romance, but Katie storms out leaving Vienna and Brad to plan a new way to get Katie back in Brad's arms. Vienna tells Brad to use Katie's emotions to get her back and persuades him to make Katie believe they can have a future and family together. Vienna sets a romantic mood in the room and tells Brad to give Katie a call. Brad is reluctant, but calls Katie to get her back to the room.
Katie walks through Old Town and sees Jack talking to Parker. She tries to avoid Jack, but he sees her when he goes into Java. He tells Katie he could really use a friend and then he tells her about his trouble with Parker. The two are interrupted by Katie's phone call from Brad. Brad tells her that he has fallen down and needs her to come right away to help him up. Jack offers to go with Katie to help her with Brad. Before going, Vienna lays Brad out on the floor and leaves so he can try to romance Katie.
Brad is relieved when Katie arrives, but not thrilled to see his brother. When Jack looks around the room and sees the romantic setting, he takes the clue and leaves. Jack is reluctant to go, but leaves. Back alone in the room, Katie tells Brad not to push his recovery and Brad takes her kind words as a sign she cares for him. Brad opens a bottle of champagne and when he tries to share his feelings with Katie, she runs from the room. Vienna sees Katie bolting from the room and returns to tell Brad that she knows Katie loves him and that he can't give up.
At the hospital, Barbara comes out of an exam room looking exhausted and gets the good news from Lisa that Bob has emerged from his coma. Lisa realizes something is wrong with Barbara and presses her friend to tell her what it is. Barbara finally admits to Lisa that she has cancer. She explains her diagnosis of oral cancer, and her dear friend is shocked and saddened. She is even more surprised when she learns that Barbara hasn't even told her children about the diagnosis. Lisa encourages her to tell the kids right away.
Casey looks in as Will and Gwen hold baby Hallie. Alison finds him on their front porch and encourages him to go inside and say hello to his friends and their new baby girl. Gwen and Will are surprised to see Casey back from prison and happily welcome him home and introduce him to Hallie. Casey is reluctant to hold Hallie because of how he treated Gwen when she had his baby, but Will and Gwen tell Casey to forget the past and move forward. Gwen leaves the room with Alison to feed Hallie, leaving Will and Casey to discuss his return to Oakdale. Will, who spent years in a mental hospital for killing Rose, tells Casey that it just takes time and things will return to normal. When Gwen comes back to the room she asks Casey if he has talked to Maddie. Casey admits he hasn't had any contact with his ex-girlfriend, and Gwen encourages him to at least call her to let her know he's back in town. Casey seems unenthusiastic about talking to Maddie and says he has to leave to start looking for a job.
As Will, Gwen, and Alison clean up around the house, they receive a visit from Barbara who asks to come in so she can tell Will and Gwen something. Barbara's arrival sends Alison on her way. Once alone, Barbara learns from Will and Gwen that Casey is back. When Barbara begins to talk about forgiveness and life, Will, sensing something is wrong, asks his mother if she's all right. Tears form in her eyes and she tells him she isn't all right, but stops when Gwen brings the baby into the room and Will introduces his mother to her granddaughter for the first time. Barbara is overjoyed to hold Hallie and thanks the two for the opportunity to spend time with her. Will and Gwen ask what Barbara wanted to tell them, but she comments that she doesn't want to ruin this perfect time.
Casey walks through town and realizes that he burned a lot of bridges before he went to prison. He runs into his grandmother, Lisa, who is happy to see him and welcomes him back home. She learns he is looking for work and she immediately hires him. Lisa takes Casey to the Lakeview and he thanks his grandmother for trusting him again, especially after how he stole from her before going to prison. Casey starts his work as a waiter, but when he sees a large jar of tips he looks tempted to take the money.
Sam sits alone at Metro with his puppet Cowboy Jack and the two discuss his relationship problems with Carly. He is upset that Carly and Jack are spending so much time together and the dummy ominously comments that Sam needs to get rid of Parker if he wants to be with Carly. Carly arrives at Metro and tells Sam that she has just left the hospital, where she learned Rosanna was on her way back to a clinic in Switzerland to recover from her coma. She admits to Sam that there is a good chance Rosanna may never wake up and Sam comforts Carly with a hug. Carly explains that she feels bad she wasn't there for her sister when Rosanna needed her, but Sam tells her there is no way she could have known that Rosanna would slip back into her coma. Since Metro is still shut down because of the broken heater, Carly invites Sam to come to her house to get out of the frigid club.
Sam and Carly return to her house and Sam immediately hands her a beer and the two drink their sorrows away. The two discuss their recent heartbreak and Sam leans in to kiss Carly.
Sam and Carly are sitting on her couch when they are surprised by Kit who has been released from jail. Carly is confused because Sam has told her that Kit sent him a "Dear John" letter, but Kit acts as if everything is the same. Sam tells Carly in private to just ignore Kit's behavior. Kit wants to know why Sam is no longer living at Carly's and they explain that Parker's attitude necessitated a change. Kit says she will stay with Sam at Metro, and they leave.
Paul finds Emily and tells her that he is moving on beyond Rosanna and she is going to help him. Paul is determined to find Dusty's killer and hand him or her to the cops. He asks Emily why she was observed standing over Dusty's body in the lab. Emily gets upset and tries to shift the blame to Craig. She gets a cell call from Jack who asks her to come to the station, and Paul decides to go with her.
Lucinda and Luke are having a meal and Lucinda remarks how difficult it is for Luke with his father's arrest for Dusty's murder. Luke thinks Holden is protecting Lily, and must think she killed Dusty. Luke does not believe either of his parents is the murderer, however, and wishes he could help more. Luke sees a silver lining in that his parents are getting closer again.
Holden and Lily ask Jack to meet them at the farm and tell him they can explain their actions on the night of the murder. Lily confesses that she first had the syringe and then Holden fills in that he took it from her and hid it at the farm. Lily suddenly remembers Emily sneaking out of the lab that night, and Holden explains that Susan saw him looking in the meds cart trying to figure out if Lily had taken anything. Jack thinks the explanations are plausible and makes a call asking Emily to come to the police department. Lily and Holden accompany Jack to the station where Lucinda shows up as well. Emily arrives with Paul, who offers to buy Lucinda a drink and compare stories.
JJ and Parker finish hockey practice and the group goes to the diner. JJ reminds Parker that he is grounded and cannot join his friends, but Parker ignores his brother. While inside, Parker sees Sam and Kit kissing outside and he follows them.
Later, Carly calls the farm and talks to JJ who brushes her off. He does not want his mother to know that Parker has disobeyed his grounding. Parker has followed Sam and Kit to Metro and, finding Kit alone, he tells her to dump Sam and that Sam has been hanging around his mother while Kit was in jail. Parker runs out before Sam comes back, and he gets back to the farm in time to talk to Carly when she calls again.
Kit tells Sam she believes Parker's story and calls Carly and demands she come to the club and tell her the truth. Kit tells Carly that Parker was there and explains his accusations against Sam. Carly denies it all and apologizes to Kit for Parker's behavior. Parker and JJ listen to this conversation through an open door, and then Parker takes off.
Paul and Lucinda are having a drink at the Lakeview and trying to figure out suspects for Dusty's murder other than Lily and Holden. Emily's name comes up, as well as that of Chris Hughes. Lucinda remembers Dusty saying that Chris was guilty of "foul play."
Emily comes in and Lucinda leaves quickly. Paul suggests that Emily accuse Chris, and Emily tells him that Chris hated Dusty because of Dusty's suggestion that Chris poisoned Bob. They realize that no one has actually seen the toxicology report that Dusty was supposedly getting.
Emily returns to the station and an obnoxious lawyer shows up to represent her. Jack asks Emily if she left the lab earlier and then came back, because Jack has a witness who may have seen her do just that. The lawyer shuts down the questioning and takes her out. Holden and Lily are convinced that Emily will slip up somehow, and Emily is irritated that Holden and Lily are appearing to gang up on her. Lily and Holden go to the diner where an irate Bonnie joins them. She scolds Holden for speaking to the police without her being present as his attorney and takes herself off the case. They go back to the farm where they realize that Parker and his backpack have gone missing.
Carly and Jack find Parker in Old Town and take him back to the farm. Carly asks Parker what she can do to show him that he comes first. Parker replies, "Get rid of Sam." Even though Carly and Sam agree that giving in to Parker isn't a good idea, Carly is afraid Parker won't be reasonable as long as Sam's still around. She tells Jack that she'll fire Sam, and she leaves. Jack tells Parker to give his mom a break and try to see how much she's sacrificing for him. When Parker hears that Carly is going to fire Sam, he's thrilled. Jack tells him that in return, they expect him to do his homework, go to therapy, help out around the house, and "stop being such a bonehead to your mother." Parker agrees and tells Jack that things will be better now.
Carly goes to Metro, where she finds Kim and Sam together. She tells them that she's sorry, but Sam can't work there anymore because of how Parker feels about him. Sam says he understands, but Kit doesn't. Kit tells Carly that if Sam goes, she goes, too, and she'll take her money with her. Carly returns to the farm, where she tells Jack she couldn't fire Sam without losing her business partner, too, which she can't afford to do. She tries to think of some way to get the money to buy Kit's share of Metro, but she's out of options. Jack says if Carly doesn't fire Sam, Parker will think Jack lied to him, and Parker won't trust either of them anymore. Carly wants to know if she has to give up her chance to build a new life just to please Parker. Jack suggests that she tell Parker the truth, and Carly says she will as long as Jack will be there with her when she talks to Parker, to back her up.
Carly and Jack tell Parker what will happen to Metro if Carly fires Sam. Carly tells Parker that she tried to do what he asked, but Parker calls her a liar. Jack tells Parker to back off, but Parker just becomes more upset, saying, "When you find out how much of a creep Sam is, you'll be sorry you didn't listen to me!" He runs upstairs. Carly calls Sam at Metro and tells him that she and Jack have decided he can stay. Sam thanks her, hangs up, and gives Kit the good news. Kit settles back in, and Sam pulls out Cowboy Jack to "rehearse." Cowboy Jack tells Sam that with Kit breathing down his shoulder, Sam will just have to take Carly someplace "private" if he wants to be alone with her.
Henry arrives at the diner only to find a "private party" sign in the window. Inside, he finds Brad setting up for a romantic dinner with Katie. Henry tells Brad that Katie doesn't want to be with him, but Brad says Katie's in denial. When Henry asks what makes Brad think that, Brad says it's what Vienna told him. Vienna, meanwhile, goes to Katie's suite at the Lakeview and tells her that she and Henry had a huge fight. She begs Katie to go back to the diner with her to help her patch things up with Henry. When they get there, Vienna grabs Henry and leaves with him quickly. Katie sees Brad and realizes this was a set-up. She wants to leave, but Brad convinces her to at least sit down and enjoy the meal that Vienna helped him prepare for Katie.
As they begin to eat, Brad tries to talk to Katie about his feelings for her, but Katie keeps interrupting him. Katie hears Pepper, Henry and Vienna's dog, whimpering, and she rescues him from the kitchen, where Brad has exiled him. Katie snuggles with the dog, who takes a bite out of her dinner. Brad calls Henry and asks him to come back and get his dog, because the dog is ruining his date. Henry and Vienna come to get Pepper, and Katie tells them, "That was a dirty trick!" Henry and Vienna leave, with Henry protesting his innocence.
Katie tells Brad she thinks she'll go home, too, but when she tries to leave, she discovers that Vienna has locked them in. Brad tells Katie they might as well eat dessert, saying he has Katie's favorite cheesecake. He brings 2 plates of cheesecake to the table, first putting a diamond ring next to Katie's slice. Katie eats, but when she gets to the bite where the ring is, she doesn't see the ring and puts it into her mouth, too. She begins choking, and Brad has to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her. The ring pops out, and Katie asks Brad if he was trying to kill her. He tells her he was trying to propose to her. Brad tells Katie that he never felt this way about another woman, and he says he has changed because of her. He tells her he can't help it that his last name is Snyder, but he would never hurt her the way Jack did. Brad pleads, "Give us a chance. I love you." Katie shakes her head sadly, saying, "It's not gonna happen, Brad; it's not gonna happen." She turns to leave just as Vienna and Henry come back in. Katie rushes out. Henry catches up with her, and Katie tells him to get Vienna under control, because she never wants to be put in that position again. Vienna stays at the diner with Brad and apologizes for having come back at the wrong moment. Brad tells her it doesn't matter, because Katie is gun shy because of what happened with Jack.
At Will and Gwen's house, Gwen suggests that she and Will go out for hot chocolate and let Barbara babysit. Will agrees but is worried because he senses something's troubling his mom. Sofie walks into Java but walks back out after spotting Will and Gwen. However, she seems to realize they must have left Hallie with a babysitter, so she heads over to their house to try to see the baby. Sofie is surprised to find that Barbara is the babysitter. Sofie asks to see the baby, but Barbara tells her that Hallie is sleeping. Sofie says she just wants to have a peek at her, and tells Barbara that she has a right to see her own baby. Barbara tells her to call Will and Gwen and work something out, and she closes the door.
Barbara calls Bonnie and tells her that Sofie came by unexpectedly trying to see the baby. She asks Bonnie to please remind Sofie of the protocol for visiting the baby. Bonnie, who is at the Lakeview already, agrees, and when she sees Sofie walk by, she stops her and tells her they need to talk. Bonnie tells Sofie that she upset Barbara when she stopped by Will and Gwen's place unannounced. Bonnie reminds Sofie that she's supposed to set up a time to visit the baby. Sofie is upset that she has to make an appointment to see her own baby, but Bonnie reminds her that Hallie is Gwen and Will's baby now, not Sofie's.
Barbara rocks Hallie in her arms and then puts her back down to bed, telling her that "Nana is tired, too." She tells the baby that she's been sick, which is making her tired, but that she knows she'll be all right now that she has a grandbaby in her life again. Barbara goes back to the living room, lays down on the sofa, and falls asleep. Sofie appears outside and, glancing in the window, she sees Barbara sleeping. Sofie opens the unlocked door, tiptoes past Barbara, picks up Hallie, and carries the baby out of the house without waking Barbara.