Hal and Barbara are celebrating their marriage. The kids come in with a cake and as Hal and Barbara are feeding each other cake, the kids take pictures of them. The phone rings and Hal answers it. Jake is calling to tell Hal that Gary Raidy is dead. Jake tells him that he came to the docks to meet him and found him dead. Hal hangs up the phone and says, "What a wedding present." Barbara asks him if he is going to have to go to work on his wedding night. He says yes, but he won't be gone long. After he is gone, Jennifer goes over to the phone and picks up a piece of paper that she had written a note from Margo to Hal. Adam asks her what she is looking at and she says that it is nothing.
Julia and Jake are arguing down at the docks. Jake is blaming Julia for Gary getting murdered. She tells him that she probably saved his (Jake) life because he may have been there talking with Raidy when he got shot. Jake starts to check out the body and Julia tells him that he shouldn't disturb the crime scene. He starts to dictate into his recorder and she can't understand how he can do this when somebody is dead. He informs her that it is how you report a story. She says that it is morbid and then she has a flashback of she and Holden burying David's body. She walks away and Jake follows her and tells her that she doesn't look good. He says that this usually happens the first time you see a corpse. She says that this is not the first corpse that she has seen. The police show up and want to know where the stiff is and Jake starts to point at Julia and then says, "Oh, you mean the dead body? Over there." The cops go to check out the body and Jake tells Julia that she should go home and fix herself a cup of tea. She can answer the cops questions tomorrow. She refuses to leave and says that this is her story too. Hal shows up and wants to know how Jake happened to be there before his people. Jake tells him that he heard Margo leaving a message. Hal goes to check the body over.
At Mona Lisa, Tom has gotten the message about the murder and he tells Lisa that he has to go check out the story. Margo and Alec are there having dinner, also. Margo calls Lisa over to the table and asks her if she had heard right, was there really a murder? Lisa says that Tom was going to check it out, but it looked that way. Alec interrupts the women to ask Lisa about the special. Margo looks at him like she can't believe that he has no interest in Gary's murder. After Lisa walks away, Margo questions Alec about the fact that Gary worked for him and didn't seem to care that he now dead. Alec says that he was scum and wanted to hang around with scum and he was surprised that he had lived this long. Margo's phone rings and she answers it and Hal is calling her. He tells her that this is for her ears only, Gary Raidy has been murdered. She says that is too bad and she will be right there. She looks at Alec and Hal tells her to stay there. She hangs up the phone and tells Alec that it was Casey and he is not feeling well and she needs to go see about him. Alec says that he will go with her. Margo says that won't be necessary and Casey has been upset that she went to work for Alec. Alec says that Adam felt that way, but he and Casey always got along. She tells him to stay and have dinner and she will try to be back before he is finished. After she leaves, Alec tells the waiter to cancel their order and bring him a big bottle of cognac. He says that Margo is going to have a surprise later.
Tom shows up at the docks. He asks Julia about why she is there. She says that maybe she got in over her head, but she thought that she could handle the story. Jake makes some comment that she should go report on church socials and leave the big news to the reporters. Jake walks away and Tom says to Julia that rule number one is don't listen to the competition, they are usually lying. Hal comes over to Tom and tells him that Margo is on her way. He says that he told her to stay put, but that he knows Margo. When Margo shows up, Hal starts to yell at her for not sending up flares that Alec was setting up Raidy. She tells him that she could not get hold of him and she left a message with Jennifer and she was supposed to have him call her as soon as he came back. Hal covers his mouth and realizes that Jennifer did not want to interrupt the wedding plans. Hal warns her that if Alec finds out that she is undercover, he will probably shoot her. Margo tells him to stop worrying, she has everything under control and for him to go home and have a glass of champagne and a honeymoon. They leave together.
When Hal gets home, he tells Barbara that he needs to talk with Jennifer. Jennifer already knows what he is going to say. He tells her that when a phone call comes in, he needs the messages and she is not to withhold any calls from him. She goes out of the room crying. Adam says, "Come on, Dad." He goes out of the room after Jennifer. Barbara says that he had to talk with her and she will know now what she is supposed to do. Barbara can read Hal's face and she asks him if he is going back to the station. He apologizes for missing his wedding night and Barbara says that he has missed his wedding night and she is not going to let him. Hal leaves to go back to the station.
Denise comes over to Lily's house to tell her that she made a mistake when she signed over her parental rights to Lily and Holden. She wants Hope back. Lily tells her that they can work something out. She begs Denise to not take Hope away from her. Denise tells her why she wants her baby back and Lily says that she should have thought of that before and taken it through the court system. Holden comes in and wants to know what is going on. Lily tells him that she invited Denise over so they could resolve this issue. Holden tells Denise that he and Lily and Luc and his mother are all that Hope has ever known and she gets plenty of love. He adds that now that Lucinda is back, she will love Hope too. Denise tells Holden that she is back and her spirit is back where it should be. She says that her blood is running through Hope's veins. Holden is yelling at Denise that Hope has been with them from the start and she should stay with them. Ben comes in and yells at Holden to stop and he is not going to get away with this ambush again. Ben says that he and Denise were having dinner at the Mona Lisa and Denise gets a mysterious phone call and has to rush out to clear her head. Then Holden shows up at the Mona Lisa and starts to work on him. Lily tells everyone to calm down, this can be worked out. Maybe they can arrange a joint custody. Denise tells Lily that she knows that wouldn't work, that wouldn't be good for Hope. She would never know where her home was or who is her mother. Lily starts to yell, "Please, please don't try to take Hope away from me." Hope starts to cry, the adults yelling have woke her up. Lily goes upstairs to get her and comes downstairs to get her toy for her. She says that she is on overload. Denise wants to hold Hope and Lily won't let her, she goes out of the room. Denise says that she knows how to make her stop crying. When Lily comes back downstairs, Denise asks her why she wouldn't let her hold Hope. Lily says that she just needed some quiet and she will be OK. Denise tells Lily that she should know how it feels since she lost her baby and she would not rest until she found her. Lily says that it is different, she had her baby taken from her arms and Denise had sold Hope. Denise says that she is a different person now and David Stenbeck had used her. Denise gets upset and starts to leave. Ben tries to stop her. She yells as she is going out the door that she is going to put an end to this tonight.
Alec shows up at Margo's house. Katie answers the door and Alec asks if Margo is there and she says that she isn't and she thought that she was having dinner with Alec.
Margo is getting ready for work and she is talking on the phone with Hal. Katie comes down to have breakfast. When Margo gets off the phone she see the bottle cognac sitting on the counter. She asks Katie if it isn't too early to be having a nip. Katie chuckles and says that Alec brought it by for Margo last night. She adds that Alec was surprised that Margo wasn't at home. Margo asks her what time he was there and Katie says that it was about 11:30 PM. Margo heads over to the office and she walks into Alec's office and says that she is there and ready to go. She thanks Alec for the bottle of booze and tells him that she had a flat tire last night. Alec asks her why she didn't call him. She says that she didn't want to trouble him. He asks her how long it took the tow truck to get there and she says that she change the tire herself. Alec says that she can do anything and she says not anything, you know that cooking thing? Alec says that he thinks that she can work her way through anything, as fast as she can dance, she was made for PR work. To take the heat off of herself she picks up the paper and is talking about the murder. She asks Alec, "Who would want Gary dead?" Jake McKinnon walks in the door and says that he got there in time for the $64,000 question. Jake asks who would want a little worm like Gary Raidy dead? Alec says the list is a long one. Jake says that only one person went to all the trouble. Then he asks Alec when was the last time that he saw Raidy and Alec says at his trial. Jake says that is funny because Alec had paid his bail and what does he have to say to that? Alec says that he will turn that question over to his PR person. Margo looks like a deer caught in headlights. Margo quickly comes up with some story about an associate of Alec that had paid the bail and there is an investigation into finding who had done this. Jake looks at Margo and says that she is good. Margo says that she will show Jake to the door. Jake looks at Alec and says that he has one more question for him, was he involved with Raidy's baby selling business? Alec says that he is fishing and the interview is over. Jake says that he will take that as a "no comment" and he leaves. Margo slams the door on his way out and she turns to Alec and says for him to never do that again. Alec says that he hikes the ball and she runs with it and she ran very well. She says that she lied for him and she is never doing that again. She demands Alec to tell her why he posted bail for Raidy. He says that everyone has things in there past that they would rather keep a secret. He only posted Raidy's bail to do him a favor. He says that it wasn't such a good favor or he might still be alive had he left him in jail. Margo says that McKinnon is asking questions and the police are going to be asking questions and he needs to confide in her. He says that he has to be able to trust her one thousand percent. He adds that he will tell her something that he has never told anyone before. As he is about to tell her, Eddie and Georgia come barging in. Eddie has some news to tell Margo. He tells her that he is going to let the PI go and stop looking for his father. He says that it was important after Dina died to find his dad, but now it is not bothering him anymore. He also says that while he was looking for his dad, he found something so much more important and he hugs Georgia. They say that they know they interrupted something so they will leave and the do. Margo turns to Alec and asks him what he was going to tell her. He says that he is afraid for his life, he is the only one in the picture who is still alive. Margo says that is not true, someone had to take the picture. She says that if Alec gives her the name she can run a make on him. Alec says no, the police cannot touch him and he tells her for her own safety that she is to stay out of it.
Lucinda is looking at Reid's picture on the TV and she has a flashback of Reid by her bedside saying that she is really out of it and then he adds that David Stenbeck says "Hi." She snaps out of her flashback and looks at Reid's eyes and start yelling for Rolf. When Rolf comes in, she tells him to get the car, they have someplace to go.
Carly is working at a diner or Java, hard to tell. She is scrubbing the shelves and Jack walks in. He tells her to put down the scrub brush, she doesn't belong in a place like this. He goes over and picks her up and says that he wants to marry her and what is her answer. She doesn't believe him at first and then she says yes. The place erupts into applause. She and Jack are kissing and then she pops out of her daydream and starts to scrub the shelves again. Jack comes walking in and comes up to the counter and tells her that he is proud of her for making a new start. He goes over to a table and sits down with some people. Molly comes waltzing in and she says that she can't believe that Carly is working there. She tells Carly all about Lucinda making her do the broadcast and she needs a place to hide out from Lucinda and can she stay with Carly. Carly is hesitant because she has to stay out of trouble or she is going to lose everything, including Parker. Molly promises to be good and she will help out with Parker. At that moment, they hear the door open and turn around and Lucinda and Rolf have come in. Lucinda motions for Molly to come to her. Molly walks over and they leave together. Camille comes in and goes over to Jack. They are making small talk and Camille is asking about Brad. While Jack is talking, she sees Carly over his shoulder. She asks him what she is doing there and Jack says that she is working and trying to get her life back in order. Camille asks Jack, "Wanna beat?" Camille walks over to the counter and tells Carly that she would like a glass of ice water. Carly says that is a good choice. She gets the water and brings it to Camille. Camille inspects the glass and says that there is a chip in the glass and she needs a new glass of water. She tells Carly that she wouldn't want to cut her lip and have to sue the place. Carly takes the glass and gets her another glass. Camille keeps harassing Carly and Carly tries to ignore her but she can't. Carly ends up dropping some plates and says that she doesn't have to take this and she walks out. Camille goes over to Jack and says, "I rest my case." Camille and Jack watch Carly outside the window. She stops and has second thoughts. She turns around and comes back in and says that she can handle this. She goes over and starts to pick up the dishes that she dropped. Camille tells Jack that she is all his and she leaves. Jack comes over and tells her that she did a good job. He touches her arm and leaves. She has a satisfied smile on her face.
Lucinda and Rolf and Molly go down to the docks. Lucinda is telling Molly that she better not try to run off with Reid. Lucinda tells Molly that she knows Reid's secret, she knows the connection between him and David Stenbeck. Molly says, "You know?" Lucinda asks if she thought that she would not be able to connect the dots between Reid and David? Molly says that David arranged for Reid's wife to have Holden and Lily's baby, that was on TV. Lucinda says that there is more. She tells Molly that both men succumb to her and the second part she has hidden away in her safe at home. Molly says that she doesn't have anything in her safe. Lucinda says that when Dr. Hamilton comes back to Oakdale, she has enough to put him away for a very long time. Lucinda tells Rolf that she has had enough of this and to get her out of there. They leave Molly standing by herself. When they are out of earshot, Rolf asks Lucinda what is Dr. Hamilton's secret. Lucinda says, "Who knows but did you see her face?" She tells him that when Reid comes back to town, Molly will tell him about the safe and he will go for it.
Molly is standing by the water with a penny in her hand. She tosses it into the water. She says that she has such a dilemma because if Reid/David comes back, it could be trouble for him, but she would give anything to look at his face again. She hears someone from behind and it is Reid/David and he asks how much would she give?