At the Lakeview Lounge, Dusty and Sierra finalize the purchase of Worldwide's first spa. Craig joins them for a few minutes, but soon receives a phone call. A waiter arrives with a letter to Dusty from Lucy, which tells him that she loves college and is dating boys there.
Mike tells Jennifer that he lover her unconditionally and proposes to her. Jennifer is wary because she thinks that Mike's sudden obsession with having children and getting married is a reaction to Katie's marriage. She turns Mike down, telling him that, although she loves him, she is not ready to give up her career and settle down. She thinks that everything is perfect just as it is.
Katie apologizes to Henry for not being able to make love to him. Henry brings it out in the open that Katie still loves Mike. Katie asks Margo to come over and confides in her, and Margo begs Katie to get her loveless marriage annulled. Henry goes to the Lakeview to meet Craig, where Craig advises him that, if he really loves Katie, he will try to get Katie and Mike back together. Just then, Craig receives a call from Aaron which enables Henry to put than plan into action.
A safety inspector comes to metro to tell Aaron that he will not be able to reopen the club that night unless he can find a contractor who will put up a wall between the kitchen and the storage room. At Henry's suggestion, Aaron calls Mike, who agrees to do the job. Henry stops by metro and suggests to Alison that she ask Katie to help her decorate the tables. At the end of the program, Katie walks in to metro and comes face to face with Mike.
Carly comes to the police station to see Jack and sees Julia and Holden in the next room getting a restraining order issued against Lily. Julia's brother Keith arrives and the two have a heated argument, which ends with Julia threatening to keep J. J. from Keith. Jack walks in just in time to see Julia's ugly side. When Carly calls Lily to warn her, Luke overhears the conversation and runs out of the house in a rage. He goes to Julia's apartment to confront her, finds the apartment empty with the door open, and trashes Julia's home in his rage. Jack delivers the restraining order to Lily, and Luke returns home, telling Lily what he has done. Carly arrives at the door, and Lily rushes over to Julia's to try to clean up Luke's mess before Julia gets home. Just as Lily begins to straighten up, Julia walks in the door saying, "You've violated the restraining order already, I see. I can't wait to tell Holden!"
Sierra finds Dusty at the Lakeview bar where he has enjoyed at least one too many shots of Scotch. She takes him to his suite to try to sober him up so they can deal with a very angry Lucinda. However, when she arrives at the hotel she surprises them by telling them that she is no longer angry that the spa deal almost fell through -- because she fixed it! Sierra and Dusty are horrified when she tells them that the deal will certainly go through now that she sent 10,000 shares of WorldWide stock to the owners of the spa....
Henry has very reluctantly -- and sadly -- helped Craig engineer a plan so that Katie and Mike will be working together at the Metro. They tentatively begin to enjoy each other's' company, but Katie is surprised when Mike says he heard that Katie and Henry were going to start a family. Katie becomes upset and Mike tries to comfort her in an embrace just in time for Jennifer to walk in to Metro and see them. Jennifer who has been defending her engagement with Mike to Craig, goes directly to Craig and tells him that she will go back to Streetjeans and WorldWide if her mother is not involved and if Craig stays out of her personal life. Craig, knowing why Jennifer changed her mind, agrees to her terms.
Keith is in a panic because Julia has threatened to keep him away from JJ. When he tells Jack about this, he also says that his sister "isn't going to get away with it." Jack tells Keith that it sounded like he threatened his own sister and he begins to see a pattern forming..... Keith leaves to try to enlist Holden's help, but Holden is up to his neck in trouble with Luke. He tries to assure Luke that he is still his father, but Luke is so angry about the divorce and Holden's affair that he refuses to listen. Keith interrupts the argument and tells Holden that, because he is the only person Julia will listen to, that he has to convince Julia not to keep JJ away from him. Keith says "You have to tell her I won't let her get away with this again, that I'll take JJ myself!" Holden asks "How can you do that, what is Julia running from?" Keith tells Holden to ask Julia that question.
Jack seems -- at long last -- to have seen the light. He goes to Holden and Lily's house to find Carly, who is outside at the front door trying to reach Lily on her cell phone. An exhausted Jack pleads with her to go home with him. "We have to stay away from these people," he says. Carly tells him that is all she has wanted since he came back to her. "I still haven't come home, not completely," he admits. Carly tells him that, from now on, it's just them, no one else. However, before Carly joins Jack in their bedroom, she frantically tries to reach Lily just one more time on her cell phone -- to no avail.
Lily isn't answering her cell phone because she is finally standing up to Julia. Julia assumed that Lily was the person who trashed her apartment, and not wanting to implicate her son, Lily admitted to doing it. Julia is about to call the police when Lily offers to pay for the damages. Julia is furious! But she changes her tune when Lily mentions El Paso. Julia tried to bluff her way out, but she soon found that Lily knew all about her drug charges and suddenly became very conciliatory. She tells Lily that if she just pays for damages that she won't call for police. But Lily knows she has found her moment! Lily, who has nothing to lose, presses the issue and threatens to tell the police, anyway. Julia asks Lily what she wants -- Lily wants her and JJ to pack up and leave Oakdale that very night. Julia, in tears, explains that she cannot leave that night as JJ was at a friend's house, and she pleads for Lily to show her compassion. She begs Lily not to call the El Paso police because of her son, who would be without his mother if she were in jail. Lily finds this laughable and reminds Julia that just moments ago, Julia was not thinking about compassion for Lily's family when she wanted to put Lily in jail. Lily has had enough. She turns her back on Julia and while she is waiting for El Paso information to look up the telephone number for the police station there, Julia attacks from behind. As the two wrestle over the cell phone, Julia falls backwards, tripping on an ottoman and hitting her head on a coffee table. Lily is horrified when Julia doesn't get up.
Lily reels off of sending Julia flying. She tries to attend to a moaning Julia, but flees when Keith pounds on the door
Meanwhile, Jack and Carly are post lovemaking when Holden calls for Jack to help him locate a missing Luke. Jack leaves and a frantic Lily arrives to Carly. She fills Carly in but when they go back to Julia's apartment to check on her, they find her dead! Horrified Carly wants to call the police but Lily pleads with her not to, for fear she'll be sent to jail. Lily convinces Carly that it was all a terrible accident and the two women work to clean up the mess. Carly and Lily return home and establish their alibi as Jack returns home. Learning that Luke ran off, Lily leaves and Jack tells Carly he's glad to finally be finished with the Julia mess. Later, Luke returns home and encounters Emma. When Emma tells him that Holden's out looking for him, Luke says he doesn't care and storms upstairs. Meanwhile, Holden comes to the apartment and finds Julia dead.
Metro opens and Aaron is a success. Rafael is worried because Celia hasn't returned from running errands, but everyone assures him that Celia's in good hands with Casey. Meanwhile, Casey and Celia are in Chicago and have been waiting for hours for Celia to audition. When she's finally called, she gets hit with a case of stage fright but after a pep talk from Casey, goes in, ready to take on the world. She is promptly shut down by a harsh judge and rushes out in tears. Casey goes to bat for her against the mean judge and Celia is grateful, but when the two head back to the car to make their way home, they realize the car has been stolen. Meanwhile, Aaron is taking trash out to the alley behind Metro when he spots Luke burning something in a drum can. When Aaron questions, Luke is vague and explains how he's just out getting some air off his fight with Holden. Aaron gets distracted with Metro business but on his way back in, Luke begs him not to tell anyone he saw him there.
When Dusty makes a good pitch to Lucinda that saves the spa deal, both Sierra and Lucinda are impressed. Lucinda leaves and Sierra and Dusty bond even more as Dusty says he hopes he can be the man Sierra, Lucinda and Lucy think he can be. Later, he puts Lucy's letter away, having resolved to move on.
Paul was sitting on the floor staring into space. Will came in and told Paul he knew about Rosanna. Paul tried to smooth things over because he wanted Will to believe that Will was not responsible for Rosanna leaving. Paul said he wanted more than anything for them to be a family. He apologized to Will for everything that had happened. Will received a call from Casey and left abruptly. Emily came in and brought Paul some food. He started to talk about Rosanna's deception. Emily handed him a letter and it was from a travel agency. Paul opened it and said that the reason Rosanna left wasn't true. Paul said that Rosanna wouldn't go through the trouble of arranging a trip if she was planning on divorcing her husband. Paul is now convinced that Rosanna didn't leave of her own free will and he was going to find out what happened.
At the Metro opening Rafael was rushing around when he ran into Alison. Alison told him to settle down and that every night won't be like this. He told her it was his sister he was worrying about and why was she so late. Plus, he was mad at Casey for taking her. Alison told Rafi to leave and look for her. In Chicago, Casey and Celia discovered Casey's car was stolen. Casey was worried about how they were going to tell Margo and Tom. Casey told Celia to call her brother and he would figure out what he was going to do next. Will arrived to take them home. Celia arrived at Metro looking for Rafi. Alison said he was looking for her. Celia said she would just go home and pretend she was asleep. Rafi came in and started yelling at her. Celia said she would explain it all later and asked Will to take her home. Margo and Tom walked in and told Casey they needed to talk.
Holden discovered Julia lying on the floor. He couldn't revive her. He called Jack to come over. After Jack left Carly remarked that Lily better remember to stick to her story. Jack arrived with the crime scene investigation team and Holden explained what he saw when he first arrived. Jack called Carly to tell her that they think it was an accident. Jack confirmed with Carly that Lily was with her all evening. An officer came up and said that Julia's brother checked out of the Lakeview and didn't leave a forwarding address. Another detective came up and said they couldn't lift any prints. Jack told him to keep trying. Holden said it was no accident and asked Jack what he was going to do next. Jack put out an ABP on Keith.
Lily was thinking about her and Carly cleaning Julia's apartment. Luke came in and told her that he knew what happened to Julia because he had Lily's gloves. He told Lily not to worry. He would protect her. Luke told Lily that he saw Julia lying on the floor and saw the gloves. He picked them up and burned them behind Metro. Lily started to spin out of control because she does not want Luke involved. He said he was already involved and no one had to know they were at Julia's. Carly arrived and stopped Lily from calling Jack and telling him everything. Luke also convinced her not to call and that he would protect her at any cost. Carly told Luke it was an accident and repeated to Lily that they were together all evening.
Lily, who is having second thoughts about lying, goes to Carly and says she wants to tell the truth but, Carly persuades her to let things be.
Meanwhile, Luke goes to Metro and begs Aaron not to mention seeing him in the alley. Afterwards, Luke fishes Lily's partially burned gloves out of the drum can and pockets them. At the police station, Keith voluntarily comes in for questioning but when he learns of Julia's death and the questions get too pointed, Keith gets his back up and accuses Carly and Lily of being the ones who killed his sister. Keith storms out and Holden admits Keith sounded innocent to him. Jack still thinks something's up with Keith but Holden leaves troubled. Later, Lily comes home to find Holden waiting to talk to her about Julia's death. Meanwhile, Carly watches Jack break the heartbreaking news to JJ as Keith shows up to claim him.
Jennifer is frantic about the upcoming Street Jeans media event where Scott Reeves is scheduled to perform. Craig calms her and convinces her not to walk out on the company by promising to get rid of Barbara. Later, Craig expertly plays Barbara and convinces her to go to Paris on behalf of the company.
When Margo invites Celia to lunch with the family, Casey, fearing Margo will grill Celia, begs Will to come to as a buffer. Meanwhile, Celia questions Alison about mysterious Will and learns he accidentally killed his brother's fiancée. Later, when Celia reveals to Will that she knows about his past, an angry Will tells Alison to quit trying to make him her charity case.