Over on Stony Point Road at the accident site, Michael and Shane's cars have crashed leaving all the victims' lives at jeopardy. Soon afterwards a police officer arrives on the scene and telephones for help out to the site.
While waiting for Josie's plane to arrive at the airport, Gary was approached by an FBI Agent who orders Gary to follow him. Refusing to cooperate and thinking Josie has something to do with all this, Gary reluctantly agrees to go in for questioning. Meanwhile a mysterious figure dressed in black enters Gary's apartment.
At Carlino's, Donna and Jake try to give Nick and Sofia their advice on marriage. While Joe and Paulina stay silent on the subject as they both try to put up a front for Nick and Sofia's sake. The accident call was routed to Joe, who told the cops he'll be right there. Donna overhears Joe mention Stony Point Road and worries that Michael may have been involved in the accident. After receiving details from Joe, Donna insists on accompanying him up to the site of the crash. As Joe told Paulina he has to go, Paulina admits to Jake that she and Joe aren't as close as they seem. "As a matter of fact", she told Jake "they couldn't be further apart." Jake admits to Paulina that he has also had a hard time trusting Vicky where Shane was concerned. As the two discuss their troubled marriages, Sofia walks into the kitchen and overhears Paulina telling Jake that she threw Joe out of the Cory Mansion.
Over at Bay City General, Lila was overjoyed to have her pregnancy confirmed and doesn't bother to correct the doctor when he assumes she was still Mrs. Shane Roberts. Lila thinks to herself, as soon as Shane knows about the baby I will be Mrs. Roberts again. Then she went over to the nursery to look at the other babies and fantasize about her life with Shane and promises her unborn child that she will be their for them always.
At the accident site, Joe tries to keep Donna calm as she was anxious to find out who the accident victim is. It turns out to be Shane, who was barely alive and rushed to the hospital for observation. Joe gives Donna a flash light and told her to look around for any other evidence to connect to the accident. A good distance from the site, Donna finds Victoria's purse and gets scared when she realizes Vicky was with Shane, but was no where to be found. Back at the crash site, Joe senses something doesn't add up with Shane's accident and realizes that Shane must have hit something else other that the embankment. Joe has the chopper searchlight around the site and they find another car that has gone into a ravine and has been totaled, while Donna frantically searches for Victoria.
Back at Carlino's, Sofia was upset to find out Joe and Paulina are separated and shouts out accusations at Paulina. As the two square off with Jake and Nick in the middle, Sofia told Paulina she doesn't know her any more and thought she was the one person she could count on. Paulina told Sofia she can still count on her but her problems with Joe are between them. Sofia angrily cuts her off saying that if Paulina were to admit she still has a drinking and drug problem none of this would be happening right now. Paulina then told her there was more to marriage than "china patterns" and "wedding cakes" and someday "Bambina" you will find that out. Upset by Paulina's words, Sofia runs out of the kitchen crying with Nick on her tail and admits to him that she worries about marital problems happening to them also. Nick reassures her that their love was strong and will get them through any thing. Back in the kitchen, Jake tries to keep Paulina calm as Paulina told Jake that she doesn't want to go the wedding and face Joe's family with their accusing eyes. Jake told her she doesn't have to go to the wedding if it's going to make her feel uncomfortable, but Paulina adds that she wants to be there; She's a sucker for weddings. Jake told her even so, she deserves to be trusted and so does Vicky.
After being questioned by the FBI and told not to leave town, Gary returns home to find out Josie's not home yet and her flight has been cancelled. Unaware he's not alone in the house, Gary was startled when his bedroom door suddenly flies open...
Back at Bay City General, Lila continues to fantasize about what life will be like for her, Shane, and the baby. When suddenly Shane was brought in on a stretcher as the doctors order a code blue. Lila panics and rushes to Shane's side. While in the ER, Lila tries to tell an unconscious Shane that she was pregnant with his child and he can't die on them. As Shane comes to, Lila was ecstatic and ask him to hold on for her and their child. Shane tries to speak, but Lila can't understand him and ask him what he was trying to say. As Lila moves in closer so she can hear, Shane removes his oxygen mask and whispers Vicky's name as his heart monitor flat lines.....
Today's recap was provided by Deborah Mcelreath
Gary was making a call to the airport to find out when Josie's plane is expected when the door to the bedroom opens. Gary grabs a bat and turns around to find his love Josie standing in the door in a nightgown. They fall into each other's arms and kiss. Gary ask about her training but Josie says there was time for that tomorrow. They take a bath together and go to bed to make love.
Lila tries to get Shane to listen to her that she was going to have his baby , so that he will have something to fight for to live. Shane goes into cardiac arrest after saying Vicki's name. The Doctors take him away after trying to revive him. Paulina and Jake arrive as Lila screams Shane's name. Lila told them in a hysterical fit that Shane is dead. A doctor comes and takes Lila away to help her. Jake is stunned by the revelation, and told Paulina he feels guilty. He explains how he went to the cabin to confront Shane and to see if Vicki was there. Jake also explains how he did not get to explain on the phone to Shane how dangerous the roads were, that Shane had hung up on him and that he shouldn't have stopped the sheriff from going up to the cabin to warn him about the conditions of the road. Jake explains to Paulina that he doesn't know how to tell Vicki that he did not trust her and had gone looking for her and that Shane was dead. Paulina tells Jake to tell Vicki the truth . That was the only way to handle this situation. Paulina talks to the distraught Lila and decides to take her to the Cory house with her.
Donna found Vicki's purse in the snow and starts yelling Vicki's name. Vicki comes out of the woods unhurt. She had been thrown from the car. Donna finds out from Vicki where her car is, and told Vicki that she can't go to the accident. They walk to Vicki's car. Donna tells Vicki that she must never tell that she was in the accident that too many people would be hurt. Donna brought up Grant how he would use it against her, and that everyone would think that a married woman chasing after another man was selfish. Vicki brought up all of Donna's transgressions in her past marriages. Donna gives Vicki the what for about that. Vicki tries to convince Donna that nothing happened but Donna was adamant about keeping Vicki's involvement a secret. Vicki says she thought of Jake and that kept her from having affair with Shane, and that she had hid from Jake when he came to the cabin. Vicki says she will not forget the accident and Donna told her to say she was in Chicago.
Joe has found the other car involved in the wreck and makes his way down to the car. There he discovers Michael body in the car and says God No! He radios for the MedEvac chopper. Back up on the top of the steep incline Joe ask if they got Michael out. The other officer said it was too late and that he didn't have a chance in the wreck that the man was dead. Joe said he knew the man's identity. It was Michael Hudson, he was dead.
Vicki was at home remembering her kiss with Shane worrying about him she calls the hospital. She hangs up before she ask about Shane, remembering Donna's words, no one must know of her being with Shane. Jake comes in and told Vicki he has something very bad to tell her.
Donna was opening her door to her home when Joe arrives, saying he has to talk to her. Donna was taken aback and her face falls.
The accident which claimed Shane's and Michael's lives continues to have its repercussions across BC. Jake told Vicky about Shane's death. She is racked with guilt but Jake interprets her reactions as those of someone who has lost another loved one. She comments that the accident brought back thoughts of Ryan and begs Jake to please be careful because she couldn't bear it if she lost him too. Jake feels guilty about lying to Vicky about going up to the cabin to confront Shane, especially when she says he doesn't deserve him.
Meanwhile, Carl returns to the mansion to find a surprised Rachel. Before they discuss much, Paulina arrives with a distraught Lila and she explains what happened to Shane. Rachel helps Carl in his pain at the loss of another "son." Carl asks Lila if Shane said anything before he died but Lila decides not to tell them Shane's last word was "Vicky." Matt arrives and Carl allows him to come in and comfort Lila who experiences some dizzy spells. Paulina gets a phone call from Jake who warns her not to tell anyone that he saw Shane at the night of the accident. Lila gets on the phone and asks Jake if he saw Shane but Jake denies going up to the cabin. Paulina tries to convince Jake to tell Vicky the truth but he hangs up on her.
Joe comes to tell Donna about Michael's death. She denies it at first and insists she needs to go to him. Distraught, Donna orders Joe to leave before she succumbs to her grief. Later, someone brought over Michael's personal effects and Donna lovingly went through them. She finds the engagement ring Michael planned to give her with the inscription "Michael & Donna forever." She cries that forever was too short and then starts talking to Michael saying she isn't going to cry anymore that she lost him, just as she found a way not to cry when she lost him the first time (when her father forced Michael out of her life before she could tell him she was pregnant). Donna says that she didn't cry all the years that she had to pretend Marley was her sister and not her daughter and that Michael knew Vicky was reckless like Donna used to be. Donna vows to Michael that she will not let him die in vain and will continue to protect Vicky's marriage as he was doing before he died, even if it means using some of her past tricks.
Joe arrives at the Cory house to tell them about Michael's death too. While Paulina was happy he was safe, she was reminded they are still separated. Joe leaves to tell Nick and Sophia about Michael. Carl told Rachel that everything he loves was in their house including her and the twins and they reconcile in light of the tragedy surrounding them. Amanda was nervous that Carl has returned but she gets no comfort from Matt who was too preoccupied by Lila. When Matt walks Lila out, he says he believes she was pregnant. Paulina told Rachel and Carl that she and Joe are separated.
Back at Vicky's house, Jake was about to tell Vicky what happened when she notices Donna outside. Donna was in a daze but she shows Vicky the ring Michael was supposed to give her. Horrified, Vicky begins to realize Michael was dead and she starts to wail that she killed her father. Donna shakes her and told her to get a hold of herself and remember that Vicky was in Chicago. Distraught, Vicky wonders how she can lie about this but Donna slaps her and reminds her that Michael died trying to save Vicky's marriage to Jake and if Vicky told Jake what happened, Jake will leave her and Michael will have died for nothing.