At Sofia and Nick's Place, Sofia was worried that Nick won't show up, but he does and apologizes to Sofia for leaving. He shows Sofia a calendar so they can pick a new wedding day right away. Although she's surprised, Sofia told Nick she can't get married. Nick ask Sofia was she still wants to marry him. Sofia assures him that she does, only not right away because she accepted Matt's job offer and can't ask for the time off right now. Angered, Nick told Sofia he thinks Matt was trying to make a move on her. Sofia told him that's not what Matt was doing, and that he's concerned for her as well as for Nick. Nick doesn't buy it and told Sofia about witnessing Matt and her hugging each other the other day. Sofia ask Nick if he was mad at her for accepting Matt's job offer. Nick told her he's not mad but he needs to take care of something. Sofia ask Nick to stay and talk with her instead of shutting her out and leaving all the time. Her pleads go on deaf ears, as Nick gets up to leave. Cut to the basketball court where Nick finds Matt playing ball. Matt asks Nick if he would like to play a little one on one. Angered, Nick told Matt he's only got one word for him, then slugs Matt. Nick accuses Matt of hiring Sofia to satisfy his own agenda. Matt says he only offered Sofia a job because she's smart, way to smart for you. He then told Nick that Sofia love's you and he respects that. Matt told Nick that he isn't the only one hurting and he told him he's lucky to have someone like Sofia to be there for him. Recalling his own father's death, Matt adds that he wishes he would have had someone like Sofia when his father died. He then told Nick to grow up, go apologize to Sofia, bring her flowers and dance with her. As the two men discuss Nick's silliness, they are unaware that Sofia was close by and overhears everything Matt has told Nick. Feeling like a bigger fool, Nick leaves to go make peace with Sofia.
Cass and Felicia search one of Wally's old haunts hoping to find a clue which will reveal how "Winthrop Crass" met his maker. As they look around for clues they are startled when they find Carl there as well. Carl was also looking for Wally. Carl warns Cass that Wally was dangerous, but Felicia refuses to believe that. Carl has arranged for Cass and Charlie to fly to Paris for the time being. Felicia thinks that it was absurd and Carl says that it's "better than staying and waiting for a rattlesnake to strike." The mention of the snake jogs Felicia's memory and she says that someone did get bit by a snake in the book, but she can't remember the details. Felicia ask Carl how he knew about the snake. Carl says that he's read all of Felicia's books, as Cass adds "that' s scary." Carl continues by saying that he doesn't know if the snake was in "Embers In The Snow." Felicia was sure it was and on that note, Cass decides to exit so he can get ready to leave. Felicia told him to be careful as she and Carl continue their discussion about Wally. Carl told her that Wally has a mental history of violence and instability. Felicia told him that she doesn't care, Wally saved her life as well as Rachel's and she knows that he wouldn't hurt anybody. Carl told her he can remember when she said the same thing about Alexander Nikos. As they continue to argue about Wally's guilt; Carl finds a very important clue, a dead bat! Carl says that if Wally was bringing Felicia's story to life, Felicia cuts Carl off finishing the sentence by adding that Cass could die. Agreeing that this was all a little to coincidental, Carl and Felicia decide to pursue the mystery tomorrow morning and leave.
Over at the McKinnon's, Jake and Vicky are lying in bed after making love, when Vicky told Jake that this was the first time she's felt any peace since Michael and Shane's death. The mention of that night makes Jake stir and brought back his feelings of guilt. Vicky told Jake that she's going to change and he will never have to wonder where she was again. When Jake apologizes again for mistrusting her, Vicky nervously assures him she isn't holding a grudge. Looking to change the subject to get both of their minds of that fatal night, Jake starts running around the house fetching a lantern and picnic basket. Vicky ask Jake what he was doing and Jake told her to get up and get ready, it's all a surprise. Unbeknownst to both of them, Lila was lurking outside spying on them. Now knowing that she can prove that Vicky wasn't in Chicago the night that, Lila can't wait to spring this piece of news on Jake. As Jake and Vicky leave the house, Lila hides by the house. Lila thinks to herself and realizes that Jake still wouldn't believe her if she shoved the cellphone bill underneath his nose, he would still stick up for Vicky. Recalling the conversation she and Vicky had, Lila remembers Vicky warning her to stay away from Jake. Lila then decides to take a new course of action against Vicky and that was to get revenge on Vicky, through Jake.
Back at the Basketball court, Sofia comes out of hiding and gives Matt some tips on his free throw shots. Matt was impressed, but Sofia gives all the credit to Joe. She then told Matt that she heard everything that he told Nick and thanks him. After Sofia leaves, Matt recalls her free throw advice and scores a basket. Back at Sofia and Nick's apartment, Sofia has returned, but Nick still isn't there. She paces wondering if he really listened to what Matt was telling him. Nick then shows up with flowers for Sofia. He apologizes for acting like a jerk and told Sofia he loves her and he's not going to shut her out of his life anymore. Sofia told Nick she loves him too, and will always be there for him. The twosome end their evening dancing in each other's arms, glad that they found their way back to one another.
Jake takes Vicky to a playground that looks like the one was Lassiter. Jake told Vicky that this was there place and nobody can come here and touch them. They talk for a bit and Jake ask Vicky if she was jealous of Lila because she's having Shane's baby. Vicky told him that she didn't mean to hurt him, but it just took her awhile to let go of Shane. Vicky assures him that she loves him and only him now. Jake then shocks Vicky by suggesting that they have their own baby. Jake gets a shock himself when Vicky says yes, yes, yes and hugs him as they enjoy their wonderful evening in their very own park.
Over at Winthrop Law offices, Cass has gone to his office and was packing for his trip to Paris. Lila stops by and ask Cass how a person can be punished for warning Shane that the roads were a sheet of ice on the night of the accident. Cass told Lila if she can prove intent by the person who didn't warn Shane of the bad road condition, she might have a criminal and civil case. Lila hires the sleazy lawyer Cass warns her against and gets the state trooper to sign an affidavit that Jake told the trooper there was no one else on the mountain to warn....
At Gary and Josie's place Josie and Toni are talking about the letter that Gary got and tore up. Toni mentions Gary doing a print out on her computer at work and Josie said she saw it but Gary took it from her. Josie wants to know if Toni knows what Gary was working on, she has no idea.
At Joe's office Gary and Joe are going over the fire and the file on it . Gary suggest Joe have an open mind and instead of looking at it as Paulina as the suspect to change the name to Jane Doe. Joe says it won't work cause he sees Paulina's name while looking at file. Gary says use other names in Paulina's place and see who comes up with something to gain.
At Carlino's , Paulina and Carl are discussing her and Joe's separation. Carl told Paulina about hearing Joe talk to Tyrone. Paulina says Joe would not do that to her. Carl says he heard Joe say custody of Dante. Paulina can't believe it. Carl says he will go and talk to Joe to find out about it.
Back at the station Joe and Gary are talking about Cindy being a suspect Joe said he ruled her out. Gary suggested Grant. Joe was unsure about opening the investigation saying if it went before a judge (the fire case) that all that Paulina has done would be enough to make Paulina loose custody of Dante. Carl in the mean time walks in and hears only the last part of the conversation. Carl was outside the door, Joe comes out to find Carl who happens to have the file on Wally having worked at Cory's. Carl begins explaining how Wally was in a fantasy world and may be behind all the bad things happening to Cass and that Cass was out of town till they can find who was doing all the pranks making one of Felicia's books come true. Joe takes file but doubts that that was why Carl came by for. When Carl leaves Joe told Gary he wants Paulina back but he has to be sure he can live up to Paulina and believe in her. And that at the fire he saw not guilty in her eyes, that she was as shocked as he.
Back at the restaurant, Carl comes in to tell Paulina he overheard Joe say that a judge would take Dante away from her. Carl says it is worse than he thought. He gives Paulina a card with the name of a lawyer on it. Paulina was very upset about this and says she will disappear before she would loose Dante. Carl told her that Joe even has a file on her to use against her in Court. As Carl gives Paulina the card Joe walks in and ask what they are talking about. Carl changes subject. When Paulina and Joe are alone Joe tries to talk to Paulina but she was not willing to talk worried about loosing Dante. She ask Joe to check the vent in the kitchen and this gives Paulina a chance to look at the files that Joe has and it was true Joe does have a file on her and on top of that the card of Tyrone Montgomery Attorney at Law was in the file.
Gary arrives at home and told Josie he has to talk to her. She ask if it was about the letter he tore up from that prison in California. Gary says yes and that it was from his younger brother. Gary went into detail how he raised his brother because his Dad was like him an alcoholic, and that he apparently didn't do a good job raising his brother. This was why he was not ready to have a baby, feels he won't be a good father. Josie told him he will be a great Dad. Gary says he had to tell her about it cause they do not keep secrets from each other. Just then the phone rings, it was another hang up. Gary wants to use call return but Josie doesn't want him to. Says it was a wrong number again.
Back at Carlino's Paulina was having an avalanche of thought that Carl was right and Joe was going to take Dante away from her. Joe is having thoughts that Grant was the one with something to gain from Paulina being accused of starting the fire, and thinks Paulina may be right.
THE STATIONHOUSE Gary told Joe that he would be conducting this investigation very differently if Paulina wasn't involved and forces him to go through the evidence as if the suspect as "Jane Doe." Joe comes to the conclusion that Grant probably had something to do with the fire and set Paulina up so she wouldn't look like a credible witness against him in his custody battle for Kirk. Gary tries to convince Paulina that he believes her but Joe wants to wait until he has proof so as not to get her hopes up. Joe hatches a plan to try and make Cindy think he was going after Paulina so she'll open up about Grant (bad, bad idea Joe!). Meanwhile, Josie was on the phone with her mystery caller and hangs up quickly when Gary comes out of Joe's office. She tries to talk to him about his brother in prison but Gary gets upset. They look to see if his brother made parole and find out he didn't. Josie is sympathetic but Gary was ambivalent about the news. Later, Josie calls Cindy and disguises her voice to find out where Grant was -- Lassiter, digging up dirt on Vicky. THE HERALD A sobbing Paulina pours her heart out to Jake about her problems. She is convinced Joe was trying to get custody of Dante because she saw him with Tyrone and so did Carl. She says she's so desperate that she hired her own lawyer who told her to keep her guard up. Jake wants to confront Joe but Paulina convinces him not to. Jake told Paulina that Joe was a fool but to hope things will work out. He cheers her up by telling her that he and Vicky want to have a baby. After getting the deputy to sign an affidavit that Jake told him no one was on the mountain the night of the accident, Lila goes to see Jake. She cries that she just needs to know what happened that night. Jake offers her some money, which touches her at first because she thinks he's being sincere. But she gets angry when he says its so she'll leave Vicky alone. Lila gets Jake to confess that he told the deputy no one was at the cabin but insists he tried to call Shane himself. He asks her not to tell anyone so he can tell Vicky himself. She agrees and leaves, satisfied with herself that she got his "confession" on tape. Later, Jake calls Vicky and says he needs to tell her something. CINDY and GRANT'S PENTHOUSE Cindy arrives home after a shopping trip and talks to Grant from Lassiter. She questions his going after Vicky when he and Kirk are getting along so well but then agrees that its a good idea to kick Vicky when she was down. Cindy was happily surprised when Paulina stops by but Paulina says it isn't a social visit. Cindy tries to apologize for what happened but Paulina tells Cindy that Cindy owes her and she doesn't want Cindy to say anything more to Joe about the night of the fire. She confides to Cindy that Joe was trying to take Dante away. Cindy declares that she will do whatever Paulina wants and then says how much she misses their friendship. Both women are surprised when Joe arrives to question Cindy as Paulina listens from another room. LILA'S APARTMENT Lila listens to the tape of Jake's confession and wonders if she should edit out the part where he says he tried to call Shane. But then she has a better idea and calls her lawyer. The lawyer says they have grounds for a criminal and civil suit because Jake will have to prove he tried to call Shane. Lila smiles coldly as the lawyer says the only way Jake's claim could be confirmed was if someone else was with Shane that night.