Molly is taking out her trash and Chris comes walking around the corner. She is having a difficult time and Chris comments that he would help her but she has told him to butt out of her life. Chris goes into Andy's apartment and slams the door. Molly is rummaging through the trash because she has lost her key. She goes over to the Super's door and starts banging on it. Chris is settling in with some Chinese food and football. He hears Molly banging on the door and he opens his door and tells her to pipe down, it is late. Molly says to him that it is getting cold too. She is only wearing a T-shirt and shoes. She tells him that she has lost her key and locked herself out of her apartment. He tells her to keep it down, he is trying to watch TV. He closes the door again and watches her through the little window in the door. Molly goes over and sits on the lawn furniture. She pulls her T-shirt down over her legs and starts to blow on her hands. A little while later, she stands up and can't feel her feet because she is so cold. She goes over and knocks on Chris' door again. He comes to the door and she asks if he has a sweatshirt or something she can borrow until the Super returns. He tells her to come in and stop letting the cold air in. She tells him that if he was to bring a girl to this apartment, he would have to blindfold her. She makes another comment about the apartment needing a good cleaning. He tells her that he doesn't have a sweatshirt with him and she goes and gets one of Andy's. They have a little discussion about what went wrong between her and Andy. She looks again to see if the Super is home yet and he isn't. Chris tells her that he was about to watch football and if she can keep her mouth shut, she can stay in his apartment until the Super comes home. He offers her some Chinese food. She gets into watching the game with him and then it is late when the game is over and the Super is still not home. Chris tells her that she can stay in his apartment and sleep on the couch. They are making up the couch and Chris is heading for bed when there is a knock at the door. It is the Super and he is there to let Molly back into her apartment. Molly is reluctant to go, but she thanks Chris for his hospitality and she leaves with the Super. Chris looks like he wanted her to stay, too.
Margo is standing on the balcony of a hotel in Chicago. She is enjoying the night air when Alec walks up behind her. He tells her that he knows that she is still a cop. He steps closer to her and pushes her up against the railing. He says that he wants her to tell him the truth. Margo fesses up and says that she never left the department. Alec says that the ball is now in his court. He reaches into his coat and Margo thinks that he is reaching for his gun. She winces and says, "No, Alec." He pulls out an envelope and hands it to her. She asks what is in the envelope? He tells her that it is what she has been after all along, evidence to put him away. Margo asks him why he is giving her the information? He tells her that he is tired of watching his back and he couldn't see himself baring his soul to Hal Munson. She says that he will have to eventually. He says that there is one more reason he came to her first, he was hoping that she would give him a couple more hours of freedom before she took him in.
Now, Emily is outside the hotel door and a hotel employee gets off the elevator bringing room service. Emily acts like she is lost and makes up a big story about trying to find her friend, Margo Hughes. The room service guy tells Emily that she is right in front of Ms. Hughes door. She gives the guy money to bring a nice bottle of wine for Ms. Hughes and her date (long story). She tells him to tell Ms. Hughes that the wine is from the hotel and leave her out of it.
Alec is waiting for an answer from Margo. Will she wait a few hours and spend some time with him or is she going to take him in to the station? There is a knock at the door and Margo goes to answer it. The room service guy comes waltzing in with a bottle of wine and two glasses. Margo says that she didn't order that and Alec says that it wasn't him. The room service guy says that it is compliments of the hotel and he leaves. Alec asks Margo once again what she is going to do, run him in to the station or have a glass of wine with him. She walks over and picks up the wine glass. Later, they are having dinner and drinking their wine. Margo is looking pensively at Alec and he asks her what she is thinking about. She says that she lied to him, she mistrusted him and she spied on him. He says that is OK because that is her job. She stands up and he walks over to her. He says that she has always been there in his most critical moments. She was there with him when Eddie was shot. He puts his arms around her and asks her what it is that she wants? She looks at him and then she kisses him. Alec takes Margo over to the bed and lays her down and is kissing her passionately. She says no and he tells her not to say it. She says, "Please, Alec!" He says OK and sits up. He tells her to tell him what she wants and she says that she doesn't even know what it is that she wants. He says that like the fairy tale says, you just reach out and take what you want. She looks at him and then kisses him again. They fall back on the bed again.
Susan is trying to tell Emily that she is not being a friend to Tom if she tells him what she knows about Margo and Alec. Emily, once again, tells her mother to keep her nose out of her business. The doorbell rings and Emily says that will be Tom and her mother is to keep her mouth shut. Tom comes in and he says that it sounded urgent that Emily needed to see him. Susan offers Tom something to drink and Emily tells her mother that it isn't a tea party. Susan takes the hint and leaves. As she is leaving, she whispers to Emily to remember what she said about mistakes. Emily looks at Tom and says that mothers never learn to butt out. Tom tells Emily that he is in a hurry and she wants to know what is going on. Tom tells her that Margo has been working undercover and he thinks that Alec Wallace may be on to her and he can't fine either of them anywhere. Emily suggests that maybe Margo is in deeper in the case than what he thinks. Tom tells her that Margo is too professional to get emotionally involved with someone that she is investigating. Emily suddenly has a change of heart and she doesn't tell Tom about Margo being with Alec. Tom leaves and Emily says to herself that she will play her ace when she sees the rest of the hand.
Kim is taping an anniversary show and Katie is watching. She is admiring Kim for being on the air for so long. Kim takes a break and she sees Katie standing there. Kim asks Katie if they can talk after the show is over and Katie says that she will be there. Kim walks away and woman comes up and asks Katie to make some copies. Katie is tired of making copies but tells the lady that she will have it done. After Kim is done taping, she comes over and asks Katie if they can talk now. Katie says that they can talk. Kim asks Katie if she has seen Chris lately and Katie tells her that she has and he is doing well. Kim says that she is afraid that Chris may be in some kind of trouble. Katie gets a look on her face and then confesses to Kim that she knows something about Chris. Kim asks her to please tell her. Katie tells Kim that Chris is not enrolled at Oakdale University like he lead his parents to believe. Katie asks Kim not to tell Chris that she told Kim. Kim says that she will keep her confidence. Kim goes to Chris' apartment and Chris is happy to see his mother. Kim asks him how classes are going and he tells her that they are fine and he has a class later today. Kim gets a disapproving look on her face and asks Chris not to lie to her. She knows that he is not going to class. He tells her that he doesn't know what he wants to be and he feels that it is a waste of time and money. Chris asks her if his father knows yet? She says that she hasn't told him and he is not going to be happy when he hears it. Kim says that she is not going to be the one to break the news to Bob. She is going to let Chris do that job.
John is eating at the diner and Carly walks in and past him. They give each other faces. Camille comes in and joins John at his table. John starts to rant about Carly and all the stuff that she has gotten away with. He tells her that he is tired of it and he will catch her someday. He says, "What goes around, comes around." Carly is behind the counter looking in the briefcase of money. She says, "Good morning all you presidents" with a big smile on her face. John tells Camille that he has noticed that Carly is guarding that briefcase like it has the family jewels in it. He asks Camille to keep Carly occupied for a bit while he checks out the contents. At first, Camille doesn't want to have anything to do with it and then she says that she will do it. John calls Carly over and has her take an order from Camille and he excuses himself. He sneaks behind the counter and looks in the briefcase and sees all the money. He closes the briefcase and returns it to where it was stashed and returns to the table. Carly is finishing Camille's order and she grimaces at John and leaves to fill the order. John tells Camille that he has got Carly now. He knows that she has done something illegal and he is going to go report her. He leaves to go to the police station.
Margo wakes up and Alec is not in bed with her. She picks up her robe and hugs it to her. Alec comes around the corner, he is dressed. She looks at him and says for a minute she thought that last night was just a dream. He tells her that it wasn't a dream and he hands her a rose and tells her that she is beautiful. She tells him not to say that because she is anything but beautiful first thing in the morning. She gets up and gets dressed. Alec tells her that it is time for her to take him in to the station and arrest him. She says that she can't do that because the evidence that he gave to her last night is past the statute of limitations. He tells her that he is tired of this hanging over his head and he wants to go confess and get it out of the way. She tells him that she can't do it because Hal has fired her from the police force. He looks at her and says that she knew that last night and why didn't she tell him. She makes a reference to torturing the prisoner. He grabs her and hugs her and they kiss. He says that he is going to go to the station and confess and he wants her to be by his side. She says that she will go and be by his side.
At the police station, Jack is telling Hal that they are having a hard time locating Mr. Wallace. Hal says that they have no other choice but to put out an APB on him. As Hal is picking up the phone to put in his order, Alec and Margo come walking in. Hal looks at Margo and asks what is she doing there. He thought that he gave her strict orders. Margo says that he can't tell her who she is going to see. Alec says that he is there to tell Hal everything he needs to know. Hal says that is good and he can start by telling them about the phone calls that he had from the hit man that shot Eddie Silva.
Molly comes into the diner and up to the counter where Carly is working. She sees the briefcase behind the counter and starts to freak out that Carly would bring all that money to work with her. Carly tells her to calm down and asks Molly what she should have done, leave the money in the seedy hotel room for the maid to steal. Molly realizes that she has to keep the money with her. Molly suggests that Carly give it to her and she will keep the money for her. Carly tells Molly that she is having second thoughts about the money because everyone in town knows that they are broke and if they start spending money left and right, they will know something is up. Molly says that she is right, but she can't turn the money in, they could have such a good time with it. Carly tells her about the bet that she and Jack have and if she isn't honest she could loose him again. Finally, Carly makes up her mind and picks up the phone to call Jack.
At the station, Hal and Jack are showing Alec evidence that the hit man made a half a dozen phone calls to his cell phone. Alec says that those records must be doctored. Hal asks him if he is working on his dream defense already? Alec looks at Margo and says that he wouldn't do such a thing, she has to believe him. Jack gets called away to the phone. Carly is calling him and she needs him to come to the diner ASAP, it is urgent. Jack tells her that he is in the middle of something and she begs him to come. He tells her that he will be right there. As he is hanging up, John walks in and asks Jack where Hal is and Jack tells him that he is busy. John says that he will have time for this and he walks over to where Hal is. John walks up to Hal and interrupts he and Margo and Alec. Hal tells John that he is in the middle of something. John says that Margo can handle whatever is going on. Hal says that she can't and he leads John to the door. Alec asks Hal if he can talk to Margo alone? Hal looks at the two of them. Margo says, "Please." Hal closes the door and goes to take care of John. John starts in babbling about he and Hal's favorite ex-wife, Carly. John is sure that she has committed a crime and he wants Hal to go check it out. Hal calls one of the other cops over and tells him to go to the diner and get him a BLT and while he is there check things out and see if there has been a crime committed. John and the cop leave together.
At the diner, Jack comes in and wants to know what is going on with Carly now? She asks him to not be mad at her. She pulls out the briefcase and she tells Jack that it belongs to the hit man that was in her room the other night. He opens it and sees that it is full of money. He tells her that this is the money that he got for the hit. Carly is making a face and Jack tells her that this is evidence. She says that she is sorry and she reminds him that she did fess up and turn the money in. Jack scolds her a little and sits down to count the money. John comes waltzing in with the cop and sees Jack sitting at the table. John says that this is good, her lover can see them lead her out in cuffs. Jack looks up and asks the cop if this is what he is looking for? Jack is holding up the briefcase. Jack tells the cop that there has been no crime committed because Carly turned the money in. John is mad and he tells Carly that she will screw up someday and he will be there to watch her go down. He leaves in a huff. Carly is appreciative to Jack for protecting her against John. They are discussing the bet that they have made between them and she finally pulls out a bundle of bills from her blouse. She says that she thought she could keep a little of the money. Jack asks her if he is going to have to search her? They both laugh.
Back at the station, Alec comes up with an excuse for the phone calls. He tells Hal that a Julian Harris had called him a couple of times to set up a business meeting. Hal says that he doesn't believe him. Alec turns to Margo and asks if she believes him. She doesn't answer him. Alec asks Hal if he has no further questions, is he free to go? Hal says that he has nothing to hold him on. Alec asks Margo if she is ready to go and she says that she has a few things to clear up first. Alec says that he will see her later and he leaves. After Alec is gone, Hal asks Margo if she is going to believe that line of bull that Alec just fed them. She covers her ears and says that she doesn't know what to believe anymore.