At Bay City Police Station, Joe, Sofia, and Josie are all anxiously waiting to hear some kind of news on Paulina. Sofia told Joe that as soon as Paulina sees his televised appeal, she'll know how much he loves her and will come home. Joe told Sofia he hopes so because the longer this thing went on, the harder it's gonna be to find her. Josie adds her input by telling them something will turn up and they have all the bases covered. Joe responds by saying "then how did my wife just walk in here and leave a note on my desk without anyone seeing her?" Sofia told Joe that she wishes she could help more, then offers to check out the hospitals again. Joe told Sofia that if she wants to help she could go to the hospital and have them check other hospitals to see if Paulina or Dante have been admitted. Sofia leaves and Josie told Joe that there was one thing he hasn't tried. Joe told her he's willing to try anything at this point, but before Josie can tell him her plan Nick comes in to ask Josie about a file he's working on. Joe cuts him off saying that they have other things they are working on around here. Nick responds by telling Joe that he has a deadline. Joe gives Nick a newsflash by telling him that he should spend less time playing Jimmy Olsen and more time worrying about his fiancée. Nick asks Joe what was that suppose to mean. Joe tells him that Sofia's a wreck and Nick was to busy wrapped up in himself to think about her. Nick asks Joe if this was suppose to be some kind of joke! Who was he to start giving advice on how to treat a woman. Josie tries to intervene but Nick cuts her short and continues telling Joe that it was him and Sofia's life. He knows she's hurting and he's gonna do everything he can for her, but he sure as hell doesn't need Joe to tell him how to do it. Nick leaves and Josie told Joe to let it go they have more important stuff to deal with. She then asks Joe if he wants to try her plan about lying to Paulina about Rachel's health to lure her back, but Joe says he won't use a lie to lure Paulina back. Suddenly Joe thinks he knows where Paulina is.
At Hannah's, Amanda shows up looking for Paulina. Hannah doesn't let her in and they talk in the doorway. Amanda asks Hannah if she's heard from Paulina. As Hannah lies about Paulina's whereabouts in the doorway, Paulina and Dante are just behind the door listening to everything. Amanda told Hannah that if Paulina calls, to please tell her to come home because things aren't as she thinks they are. Hannah continues to lie and told Amanda that she doesn't think she'll hear from Paulina and Amanda was making her late for work. As Amanda was about to leave, she sees baby toys on Hannah's couch and realizes Paulina must be there. Amanda yells out that she knows Paulina was there and isn't going to leave until she comes out to talk to her. Paulina decides to talk with Amanda who told her Joe wasn't coming after Dante, but to say he believes her about the fire. Paulina's doubtful, but then Amanda turns on the TV so Paulina can see Joe's televised appeal to her. Paulina was touched, as Amanda told her that she needs to come back home. Paulina then told Amanda to go to a phone booth to call Joe to pick her up. Amanda asks Paulina if she believes what she was telling her. Paulina told Amanda that she can trust her and she promises not to runaway. Amanda exits to go and call Joe. Joe tells Amanda he figured out that Paulina was in Gold Street. Amanda confirms this and told Joe that Paulina was waiting for him to come and pick her up. Joe tells Amanda he'll be on the first plane out.
At Bay City General, Lila asks Dr. Nolan not to reveal the results of her sonogram to Matt. The doctor told her that every patient has a right to their own privacy. He then adds that the sonogram will not prove who the father is if she slept with Shane and Matt a few weeks apart, but Matt still doesn't need to know anything she doesn't want him to. Relieved, Lila starts using flattery on the doctor to win him on her side. As the doctor went to get started on her sonogram, the nurse comes into the room and shows a sonogram from another patient to the doctor and he says that this baby was due in October, earlier then they originally thought. Upon hearing this, Lila sets out to try to get the doctor to deceive Matt. Meanwhile, Matt was outside the doctor's examination room pacing back and forth wondering what was taking so long. Sofia shows up at the hospital to check for leads on Paulina and runs into Matt. Sofia wonders what Matt was doing there at the hospital. Matt covers by telling her that he's just there to lend support to a friend who has come in for some testing. Sofia and Matt talk and Matt offers to help her out if he can. Sofia told Matt to talk to Joe because he thinks all the Cory's hate him. As they are talking, Lila's hospital room opens and she comes out to tell Matt they are preparing for the sonogram, so it will be a little while longer and then went back in. Sofia learns that Matt was waiting for Lila and she wonders why he was associating himself with her after what she done to Jake and Vicky. Matt told her that Lila needs someone and he just wants to be there for her. Sofia responds by saying that she didn't know Lila and Matt were so close. The subject changes and Sofia leaves to go tell Joe what she's learned on Paulina. Matt told her to please keep him informed of what's going on.
Over at Jake and Vicky's Place, Jake shows up and Vicky was happy to find him at her door. She invites him in, but Jake still says nothing. Vicky then tells Jake to say something. Jake told her that they said everything they needed to say in court. Vicky begs Jake for his forgiveness, but Jake curtly informs his wife that he only came by to say goodbye to the boys and then he's leaving Bay City. Vicky says that she hasn't told the boys the truth yet because she wanted him to be there. Jake says he'll tell them. Vicky asks Jake what he's gonna tell the boys about their marriage. Jake told her the truth that it's not the boys fault that their marriage was over. Vicky looks at him stunned, as Jake told her she had to know that their marriage was over. Vicky told him that she really didn't believe it and hoped that they could work it out. Jake tells her that when your wife stands up in a whole courtroom of people.....he then stops short and says it's a little difficult to keep on playing house after that. He then told her he can't even go back to the office where he would have to constantly put up with whispers behind his back or better yet having people feeling sorry for poor ole Jake. Vicky told Jake that they wouldn't do that and she wanted to tell him the truth and tried to before they showed up to arrest him. Jake responds by telling her she wanted to tell him the truth, but didn't and there was no need for them to go over this again, because they already went through it in court. Vicky told Jake that she has more to tell him if only he would just listen. Vicky told him that she didn't realize how much she loved him until she went to the cabin and she didn't sleep with Shane. Jake asks Vicky where her car was that night and Vicky told him that she parked it at a gas station at the bottom of the hill. Jake thinks that she must have been really desperate to see Shane if she walked all the way up to the cabin in one of the worst storms in history. He then told her he refuses to believe that it was because of research. Jake honestly believes that Vicky slept with Shane and nothing she can say seems to change his mind. Jake asks Vicky what Shane could give her that he couldn't? They continue to argue and bicker and Jake says their marriage was one big lie and he accuses her of being jealous of Lila being pregnant with Shane's baby, because she wanted to carry Shane's baby. Jake told Vicky that he will go say goodbye to the boys and once he told the boys goodbye he was leaving Bay City for good.
In Chicago, Joe meets up with Amanda and they both head over to Hannah's to retrieve Paulina. By the time Joe arrives there, they get no answer at the door and decide to break it down. Upon entering they see that the place looks like someone left in a quick hurry. Amanda told Joe that Paulina's suitcase was right by the doorway and Paulina promised her she wouldn't run. Joe ask Amanda if she was sure this was the right apartment. Amanda told him she was just here, as they both realize that Paulina has run off with Dante again........
Back at BCGH, After Lila's sonogram was complete, the same nurse comes back with the results of Lila's sonogram and told her that the Doctor will be back to explain to her about the baby, she then told her that the sonogram doesn't appear to be as far along as she believed. Lila panics and decides to switch her sonogram with the other patients, but she's caught by Dr. Nolan. He tells her that what she was doing was unethical and he won't have any part of it or have anything to do with her. Lila begs him to hear her out. Lila then plays on the doctor's affections to get him to lie to Matt about how far along she is. She told him that all Matt wants was the money that this baby can get him. She then explains that Matt just wants Shane's research to impress his family and took advantage of her loneliness. Feeling sorry for her situation, the doctor agrees not to dispute anything Lila told Matt. Happy that she has the doctor on her side, Lila told Matt that she was 3 months pregnant, so it's not his baby. Matt told her he would have been a great father. Lila agrees, but tells him that she told him this was Shane's baby. Later, while Lila is getting dressed to leave she thanks Dr. Nolan again and told him if there is ever anything he needs from her, not to hesitate to ask. Lila's surprised when the doctor wants the favor returned by asking her what she's doing this evening.
Back at Jake and Vicky's, Jake went up to see the boys and told them that he needs to talk with them. Jake gently explains to an anguished Steven and Kirkland why he can't live with them any more. Steven and Kirkland ask him why he doesn't love their mom anymore. With Vicky listening in, Jake told Steven and Kirkland that he does love her, but he just can't live with her anymore. Jake says things happen that apologizing won't fix. Jake leaves their room and finds Vicky waiting in the hall. Jake told Vicky that he can forgive her for lying and hurting him, but he'll never forgive her for what she did to her boys. Vicky told Jake that the reason she didn't tell him about the accident was because she didn't want him to look at her the way he was now. Jake tells her that he knows she's going through her own private hell and that part of him wants to hold her and take away her pain, but she crossed too many lines. Jake returns his wedding ring to Vicky and says goodbye to her. Vicky pleads with him to stay in Bay City and they'll work it out with time, but Jake says it's over with her and his life in Bay City was over. Jake says without Vicky there's not a reason to stay in Bay City. Steven was on the stairwell listening in and interrupts by telling Jake, "What about me?"
Joe arrives at the friend's apartment to find Paulina had left. Amanda Blames herself. She told Joe how Paulina saw his appeal on TV but that apparently she did not believe him or her. Joe says the only way to make Paulina believe him was to arrest the real culprit.
Donna and Cass are in the park discussing the past days events and Donna told him Lila was going to sue Vicky and Jake. Cass gets upset cause Lila had used him about the suit. Cass says no one gets away with fooling him. Donna ask him to represent them. Cass told Donna she needs to take time for herself but Donna says she has messed up Vicky's life. Cass told her that she was not responsible for Vicky's life.
Cindy arrives home with a lot of toys for Kirkland and ask Grant where was he. Grant says he feels it was the wrong time to take custody of Kirkland. Cindy was outraged. accuses him of still caring for Vicky. Grand says she was just jealous . Cindy brought up the facts about all his deceits, but Grant tell her that she was just as guilty as he was . The phone rings and Grant answers it, it was Paulina, she hangs up. Cindy and Grant continue to argue and Joe arrives to accuse Grant of the fire.
Carl comes home to find Rachel very unhappy with him concerning being left out of the decision making. The hiring of a driver and that he did not tell her where he was going. He was looking for Paulina. Amanda arrives to say that she blew it , she had found Paulina and had tried to get her to come home instead of calling Joe first. She feels it was her fault Paulina took off again. Rachel told them both that their grandstanding was backfiring on them. She was a little upset with both of them. She invites Amanda to be with them at home that evening but Amanda wants to go out for some fresh air. Carl sympathizes with Amanda. Rachel told Carl she was happy that he had taken up for Amanda that way.
At Vicky's home, Jake was talking to the kids about not being there anymore and they beg him to stay. He agrees to stay in Bay City but not at their home. He says he will be there for the boys. Vicky has great hopes that he will come back to her. Donna comes over and told Jake not to blame Victoria but that she was at fault Vicky wanted to tell Jake first thing and that she had stopped her. Donna told them about the suit against them if Vicky doesn't turn the research foundation over to Lila. Vicky told Jake that she was going to do that.
Back at Grants apartment Joe threatens Grant as the phone rings. Cindy answers it Paulina needs her help. Paulina hears Joe in the background. Cindy leaves with excuses of needing to tend to some business. Joe told Grant he knows he did the fire. Grand says you have no proof. Joe went back to the station to get a search warrant. Grant starts searching for the tape that Cindy made of him confessing to the fire deed. He finds it and crushes it.
Amanda was out for a walk and sees a runner, she doesn't want to be seen so she hides. The stranger was apparently angry and throws some rocks. This disturbs Amanda.
Cindy went to where Paulina was with the medicine that Paulina needs for Dante. She helps Paulina. Paulina was grateful she can trust her again.
Jake was still outside at Vicky's looking over Steven's homework. He tells them he has to go. He leaves and Vicky comes out in a rush and says out loud, "I will get you back."
Sofia wakes up from a nightmare about Paulina and Dante to find a concerned Nick there to comfort her. They both discuss how things have been strained between them and how worried they both are that they will grow apart. Nick suggests a solution -- that they get married today by a justice of the peace. Sofia doesn't think it would be a good idea and suggests they wait awhile. Nick gets upset and was even more irritated when Matt arrives to talk to Sofia. Nick storms out to see Donna.
In the park, Donna and Nick reminisce about Michael. Nick says that he and Sofia are having problems and he feels its his fault. Donna reassures him that young women can't always understand young men's feelings. Nick says she was the only one he feels he can talk to about all of the things he is feeling.
Meanwhile, at the Herald, Amanda and Chris are surprised to see Jake back at work. He puts off their questions of concern and says work was the only thing that was saving him now. When Jake talks about living alone in a hotel, Amanda begins to have daydreams about him but shakes her self out of it. When Amanda vetoes Nick's story on Michael's death, he angrily quits.
Joe tries to get some judge to authorize a search notice of Grant's apartment. He decides to search the apartment without a warrant and blows up at Toni when she points out that breaking the rules won't solve anything. Later, Toni told Chris off the record that Joe was planning on searching Grant's apartment. Chris brought the news to Jake and Amanda and Jake goes off to stop Joe. Toni was furious when she realizes Chris broke her confidence.
Matt comforts Sofia when she whines about Nick. He told her that she was a great person and that Nick was lucky to have her, even if he was acting too stupid to see it. He told her not to give up her dreams of a big wedding. Matt also says that he was not going to market Shane's drug and will look for another way to start his company. Sofia promises not to give up on her dreams if Matt will promise not to bad mouth Nick because she says she loves him. They seal their deal with a hug, just as an angry Nick walks in.
Jake confronts Joe in front of the station and then forcibly picks him up and carries him to Carlino's. They start to argue about Paulina and the situation and Jake says Paulina will not come back if Joe was in jail. Joe says he wants to get Grant for what he's done to his family but Jake reminds him that Joe not trusting Paulina was the reason she ran away. The two men decide to team up to get Gran