After Shane rejects an angry Lila, Lila runs to Matt’s arms, stating she was through with Shane. Later, Shane runs into Vicky who asks him to leave Bay City. Shane considers her request. Joe and Paulina confront each other and Paulina admits she was worried they will lose each other in this crisis. Joe admits his own desperation and he was drawn closer to Paulina by her willingness to apologize for her recent behavior. Sofia and Nick move up their wedding date.
Paulina apologizes for being late for work and explains that Dante didn't want to eat his breakfast and finally Paulina made him something he wanted. Sofia remarks that when she was growing up they ate what their mother put in front of them. Paulina continues in her good mood and says she was going to the kitchen to put raisins in the rice pudding. Sofia told her it has been removed from the menu on Joe's orders. Paulina wonders what was going on and realizes Sofia was mad at her. Paulina says she and Joe are making progress but Sofia does not seem very interested. Paulina realizes Sofia believes she started the fire and that she was taking pills at the time. Nick comes in as the two are about to start a fight and asks Sofia if she wants to go skating with him. Sofia says she can't because she was babysitting for Dante. Paulina can't believe what she was hearing. Sofia says Joey asked her to look after Dante and told Paulina to go do her hair or nails. Sofia insists on taking Dante and asks Nick if he would like to come with them to a play park for which she has tickets. Paulina remarks that it would be nice if they informed the mother next time and storms into the kitchen. Nick wonders why Sofia was being so hard on Paulina and Sofia says she doesn't trust Paulina. Nick reminds Sofia that no one believed he didn't rape Toni because of the evidence and Sofia insists that was different. Nick says things will turn out ok and the two start talking about wedding plans. Nick and Sofia want to move up the date and since Sofia doesn't want Paulina's help Nick comes up with and idea. He calls Michael who was only too happy to help.
At the Harbor Club Michael and Donna are getting very close talking about love and their plans for a getaway after Nick and Sofia's wedding. Of course Donna was only too pleased to help plan it and offers the club as the reception place. When Nick and Sofia arrive Michael talks to them and tries to find out what they want. Sofia insists she wants a church wedding and Michael says 'done' Sofia was thrilled. They are about to discuss the details when Donna pulls up a chair and asks if they liked her idea. When she doesn't get an answer she assumes they don't and says that she heard the Bowlerama had nice functions. Michael says he didn't have a chance to say anything to the couple yet. Sofia and Nick think it would be great to have the reception at the club. Donna told Sofia she knows someone who does wonderful calligraphy. She told Sofia to come up with the guest list and Donna will take care of the rest. Donna then asks Sofia if she has a dress and when Sofia says no Donna offers to take her shopping. Sofia can't believe how wonderful it all was and thanks Donna and Michael. Donna and Michael leave the young couple alone. Nick and Sofia start working on the guest list and when Nick realizes he doesn't have a best man Sofia realizes she needs a maid of honor. She mentions Felicia and Nick can't believe Sofia was not going to pick Paulina. Sofia says in the past Paulina would have been her first choice but now she just doesn't know. Nick suggests she choose Paulina because maybe this could help bring them together again.
Vicky was about to enter her house when she remembers her conversation with Shane about his leaving town. Jake interrupts her with a kiss and when he says he knows what she was thinking Vicky begins to worry. Jake says she was upset about his leaving wet towels on the bed, the two laugh and then Vicky asks Jake if he would please bring Kirkland to his Doctor's appointment because she was busy today. Jake agrees and Vicky leaves. Vicky went to the harbor club to see her mother and sees Donna and Michael together. Vicky does not get a chance to say anything because Donna and Michael seem to say everything for her. Finally Vicky was able to tell Donna she told Shane to leave town and Donna was glad to hear it. Michael told Vicky he saw Shane earlier and he didn't seem to be making any plans to leave. Vicky says then maybe she'll have to move and leaves the club. Donna told Michael to do something. Vicky went to Carlino's with a bunch of flowers. Paulina sees Vicky was having a rough day and can relate. Vicky sees Paulina's day hasn't been a picnic so she offers her the flowers. Paulina and Vicky talk. Vicky told Paulina she believes Paulina was not drinking or taking drugs the night of the fire. Paulina was glad Vicky believes her and wishes Joe would. As the two continue to talk they realize Joe may have misinterpreted Paulina's apology the other day as an admission of guilt.Vicky went home and Jake returns from the doctor's appointment. He realizes Vicky did not want to see Shane. Vicky told Jake she asked Shane to leave town. Jake asks Vicky to drop the other shoe.
Previously, Shane was in his office canceling all his appointments for the day so he could get on with his research when he notices Kirkland was due to come in. Shane has his secretary cancel all appointments but Kirkland's. Kirkland comes in and Shane asks where his mother is. Jake enters and says he was with Kirkland. The appointment went well and when they are done Shane tries to tell Kirkland a new doctor will be seeing him. Kirkland was upset that Shane will no longer be his doctor. Jake says maybe they can work something out. Shane agrees and told Kirkland to get himself a candy outside. When Kirkland leaves Shane asks Jake what he was doing. Jake says he was doing what Vicky would have done. Shane told Jake Vicky was the one who asked they find Kirkland a new doctor. Jake told Shane that Vicky would have done the same thing he did if she saw how upset Kirkland was. Jake also makes it clear Shane should not bother them anymore and that Jake will be the one to bring Kirkland for his appointments. Jake leaves and Shane says it isn't that easy.
Shane was about to leave his office when Michael storms in and offers to fully fund a research laboratory and start him off with $200,000.00 if Shane does his work in another state. Shane's response was that no one realizes it doesn't matter where he lives Vicky will always love him.
Lila, on the other hand, will always love Shane. Matt comes over with some breakfast and Lila continues to brew. She bad mouths Vicky and in the conversation Matt finds out Vicky and Shane never slept together. Lila then tries to seduce Matt but it doesn't work. Matt says he doesn't want to be her stepping stone from Shane to her next love. Lila realizes she lost the battle and admits she was still mad at Shane. As she continues to talk she says something which makes Matt wonder. She tries to get Matt to leave and asks him to let himself out while she gets dressed for the day. Matt doesn't leave and Lila reenters the room. She asks why he was still there and Matt says something to the effect that Lila knew all along Shane wasn't dying. Lila tries to deny it but realizes she's been found out. She explains what happened. Matt was stunned that Shane came up with the cure and told Lila Shane will be VERY rich, so rich in fact he can make the Cory's look like pan handlers. Matt leaves. Lila begins dreaming of Shane winning the Nobel prize. She was at his side of course. When she returned to reality she vows to get Shane back. She'll give Shane the baby they should have had years ago. Shane doesn't have to know it was not his. Lila starts thinking about using Matt.
A dejected Lila was surprised from a visit from Matt who was interested in financing the marketing of Shane's wonder drug. Lila was intrigued and promises to propose the idea to Shane. Meanwhile, Shane gives Carl a physical and gives him a clean bill of health. Shane informs Carl that he is leaving BC because that would make Vicky happy. Carl reminds him that running away won't make him love Vicky any less. Carl then tries to get more info on Hadley and vows that he will find out who she was and tie up the last loose end regarding Alexander. Vicky and Jake talk about Shane leaving town and Jake reminds Vicky that they are a family now and have everything they want and Shane can't take that away from them. Vicky admits feeling insecure about how happy she was at the moment. Jake and Vicky make love and later Vicky has a nightmare about meeting a little blonde girl who has no coat and no home. Vicky wakes up terrified from her nightmare when the little girl told her that she was Vicky. Amanda and Rachel has lunch and Amanda tries to convince Rachel to give Matt another chance. Amanda also worries about what will happen if Carl finds out she was Hadley. Felicia arrives and she and Rachel talk about what happened with Alex. Felicia questions what Rachel would have done if someone had killed Carl before he could redeem himself and admits that she believes her love could have saved him. They agree to try and find Wally the homeless man who saved both their lives. Matt offers to sell his Cory stock to Carl in order to get enough capital to start his own company. Amanda was furious when she finds out but Matt says the deal will only make Carl look greedy in Rachel's eyes. Lila comes by to see Shane and was shocked to find out Shane wants to set up a foundation and donate the wonder drug to it so everyone in the world can have access to it. Lila reminds him of all the money he could make but he insists the real issue was saving lives. She suggests he deal with a smaller corporation and offers to look into it for him. Later, Lila is relieved to find out she has no fertility problems and can get pregnant whenever she wishes. She later shares to good news with Matt about Shane's interest in a smaller corporation financing the cure. Shane later makes a decision to stay in Bay City. Carl finds out from the fountain pen manufacturer that a Matt Cory bought the type of pen found in Hadley's apartment and had it monogrammed with the initials "AC".