Today's recap was written by Robin
Joe wants to commit Paulina because he still believes that she's on drugs. But then Rachel gives them an offer to live at her home for a while. Joe accepts at first but then declines telling Rachel that her house was too dangerous for Dante because of Carl trying to plot against Nikos. He was very rude to Rachel and also told her that he doesn't want Dante to grow up to be like Amanda and Matt because he thinks that they are spoiled and unhappy. Paulina sticks up for her Rachel and then gets into an argument with Joe. Carl and Cass are trying to plot against Nikos with Felicia. Matt was also plotting against Nikos because he wants to get on Rachel's "good side." Josie and Gary give up Rain to her grandmother. Carl sends Matt to Argentina to keep him out of the way. All the while everyone was plotting against Nikos, he is plotting against Carl.
Josie and Toni are at Josie's discussing the possibility of going out for lunch when Josie opens her mail. She sees her acceptance to the FBI training program. Josie decides she won't go because Gary needs her. Toni feels Josie should jump at the offer. Toni leaves. Josie receives a call from Queenie and Josie was glad to hear Queenie and Rain arrived in Iowa safely. Josie speaks with Rain and assures the little girl they will keep in touch. After talking to Rain Josie calls Joe and leaves a message for him saying to take her off the FBI most wanted list. Meanwhile Gary was at the precinct and after talking with Joe Gary runs in to Toni who told him about Josie acceptance to the FBI training course. She also told Gary Josie does not want to accept because she doesn't want to leave Gary. Gary was excited for his wife and rushes home. Gary confronts Josie about her acceptance to the FBI program and urges her to take the position. Josie does not seem to agree but Gary manages to convince her she needs to do this for herself. Before Josie leaves for Washington she and Gary make love.
Joe and Sofia are rummaging through the rubble of their burnt house. Joe finds a half-melted pill bottle and told Sofia about Paulina's involvement in the fire. Sofia can't believe it. She told Joe Paulina should be put in rehab and Joe says Paulina refuses. Sofia suggests Joe move in with Cory's so they can keep an eye on Paulina; but Joe refuses. Sofia offers her place. Nick comes in and Joe decides to leave. Sofia told Nick about Paulina's drug problem and Nick tries to defend Paulina. Sofia doesn't want to hear it. She can't believe Paulina would throw her life away for some drugs. Nick and Sofia confide in each other their fear for their own relationship if a relationship like Joe and Paulina's can't make it. Nick says they need to draw strength from themselves and stop comparing themselves to other couples. Sofia agrees and the two affirm their feelings for each other.
Joe went to work and meets Gary. Gary told Joe he needs to stand by his wife if he really wants to help her. Gary also told Joe he'll hate himself if he doesn't do the right thing by Paulina. Joe thanks Gary for his advice. Gary leaves and Joe went to the hospital and told Paulina and Rachel he will move into the Cory mansion if Carl promises to involve the police in his quest to catch Nikos. Rachel says she can't make promises for Carl and leaves. Joe confronts Paulina with the pill bottle he found in the ashes of their home and she swears she never saw it before. Joe wants to believe Paulina but he can't. Paulina and Joe go to Rachel's and when Joe realizes Carl was not home he says they won't be living here after all. Paulina stands her ground and told Joe she and Dante are not leaving!
Jake went to the hospital to visit Paulina and finds out from Michael that the Carlino's are staying with Carl and Rachel. Michael also informs him that Shane has resigned from the hospital but Jake was still worried. Meanwhile Shane and Lila enjoy some quiet time on his boat. Lila suggests they pick a place for a trip but was horrified to find Shane pouring his lifesaving pills down the drain. He says they are of no use to him so Lila concocts a plan to get them back to BC so she can get more pills. Shane believes they are going back to get their passports. Back at the hospital, Lila fakes a phone call from the doctor in the tropics and pretends to just be finding out the pills are a cure for Shane's disease. She gets nervous when Shane wants to talk to the other doctor himself. Paulina and Joe argue about staying at the Cory mansion. Joe was worried that the Carl-Alexander war will put his family in danger and that Dante will grow up to be a spoiled rich kid. Rachel intercedes and told Joe that she needs Paulina. Joe agrees to stay when Paulina says its only temporary and that she needs to feel useful to someone in her family. Joe tries to get some info from Matt about Carl's plan but Matt can only speculate that Carl and Cass are using Felicia as bait to get Alex. When Joe leaves for work, Jake comes by and he and Paulina have a heart to heart about their insecurities regarding their spouses. Later, Matt confides to Amanda that he has to catch Alex to redeem himself in his mother's eyes and to show up Carl. Meanwhile, a frustrated Felicia tries to kick out Cass and Carl who anxiously wait for Alex to call. Carl secretly builds a bomb which he says will stop Alex one way or another. Alex calls Matt and uses threats against Amanda to get Matt to meet him at the clock tower. Alex also calls Felicia and asks her to meet him at the clocktower too. Felicia insists on going alone but Cass grabs her and ties her up in another room so Carl can go meet Alex. Carl arrives and finds Alex holding Matt hostage.