Will met up with his father at Doug's Place. Lucas said he was feeling good and thankful for all the support from his friends and family. With a grin, Will said he was proud of Lucas. Lucas commented on the restaurant, and he mentioned that he was seeing the owner, Chloe. Kate overheard as she entered the restaurant, and she groaned. Lucas said he was excited to see Chloe when she returned. Annoyed, Kate said she would not let Lucas date Chloe.
"Wasn't it you that told me you should be sober at least a year before you start dating?" Kate asked brightly. Lucas told Kate that he would date whomever he wanted. As Lucas and Kate genially bickered, Will interrupted to say that he needed to leave. Lucas told Will that he enjoyed hanging out with him and hoped to do it again soon. Once Will was gone, Lucas growled at Kate not to needle him about Chloe. Kate offered Lucas a job at Countess W if he agreed not to date Chloe.
"You can take your job and shove it," Lucas said flatly. Kate warned Lucas that Chloe would break his heart again. Shaking his head in frustration, Lucas reminded Kate that Chloe had helped him get sober. Lucas added that he had supported Kate when she went after Andre. When Kate refused to give up, Lucas walked away. On the other side of the room from his mother's prying ears, Lucas called the skating rink to check the hours. Lucas was upset to learn that it would be closed the next day, when Chloe was scheduled to return to town. Panicked, Lucas said he pleaded that he had an important date, but the person at the rink said he could not help Lucas.
Behind Lucas, Chloe walked in. After hearing the tail end of Lucas's conversation, a smiling Chloe asked Lucas about his hot date. Lucas beamed when he saw Chloe. Lucas said he had read the German reviews about Chloe's performances, and he quoted a few. Chloe asked again about Lucas's date. "The someone special is you," Lucas said as he reached for Chloe's hand.
When Lucas asked Chloe if she had changed her mind about their date, Chloe said she was still interested. Lucas noted that the ice skating rink was closing soon, so Chloe suggested they head out. As Lucas and Chloe left the restaurant, a figure lurking in the shadows made a call on his cell phone. "She's back in Salem. Don't worry. I'll keep an eye on her," the man said.
In the square, Sonny complained to Paul about having found him and Will shirtless in Will's room. Sonny accused Paul of sleeping with Will out of revenge. When Paul noted that his relationship was not Sonny's business, Sonny agreed. Sonny explained that his divorce was final. As Will approached he asked, "It is?" Sonny held up the final decree and noted that Will's copy should be in today's mail.
"This is what you wanted right? You didn't want to stay married while you were attracted to other men?" Sonny asked angrily. Sonny told Paul that he hoped Will would not cheat on him too. After Sonny stormed off, Paul and Will sat down in the cafe. Will said he wanted to be a better person, and Paul countered that he appreciated Will's effort. Will admitted that he had been taken aback by the realization that the divorce was final. In comfort, Paul reached over and held Will's hand. Will said he did not remember his old life but that he felt badly for Sonny.
"Sonny's not angry. He's hurt. He just loved you so much. And I know better than anyone how much," Paul said. After sharing a slice of cake, Paul teased Will about how much of it Will had eaten. Will insisted on paying for dinner, but then he realized he did not have enough money to cover the bill. Smiling, Paul reminded Will that Paul had initiated the date and should be the one to pay.
"So it is a date then?" Will asked hopefully. "Our first," Paul confirmed. Will thanked Paul for lending him an ear. Will added that he had intended to invite Paul over but since he had learned his divorce was now final, the thought seemed inappropriate. Paul agreed. Will kissed Paul goodnight.
At the pub, Sonny stared at his divorce decree. The bartender flirted with Sonny, and he asked about the paper. When Sonny explained that he was holding divorce papers from his husband, the bartender offered to buy Sonny a drink. The bartender said his last break-up had been horrible. "I just finally realized whether I was ready or not, I had to get back out there," the bartender said. "So do you want to go out sometime?" Sonny asked bluntly.
Smiling sheepishly, the bartender said he could not accept because he was in a new relationship. The bartender explained he had used a new dating app. Sonny admitted he had already downloaded the app but had not used it yet. Grinning, the bartender encouraged Sonny to give it a go.
As the bartender watched over Sonny's shoulder, Sonny set himself up on his phone. After the bartender showed Sonny how to work the app, Sonny started to browse the profiles. When Sonny found an interesting profile, he swiped right. "That felt pretty good," Sonny said. The phone beeped, noting a match. "You're back in the game," the bartender said encouragingly.
In Hong Kong, Hope ate a meal with Shawn. As Hope explained her relief at being out of Salem, Rafe called her on her cell phone. Hope arched an eyebrow in annoyance. Shawn encouraged Hope to answer her phone because Rafe was likely worried. Hope answered the call and stepped aside to talk privately. Hope asked Rafe what he wanted.
"I want you to come home," Rafe said. "We can't fix things if we don't talk," Rafe added. Rafe asked Hope if she could return home for Gabi's trial, but she refused. When Rafe asked Hope when she would return home, she said she did not know. Hope asked Rafe not to call her, and she ended the call. "I love you," Rafe said sadly to the ringtone. Hope returned to Shawn at the table.
Shawn told Hope that he hoped she and Rafe would work things out. Shaking her head, Hope said she could not shake the image of Rafe and Sami together. Shawn asked Hope about her brief break-up with Rafe during the affair. "It wasn't even a night!" Hope protested. Hope said she had talked to Sami the day after the affair and Rafe had been eavesdropping on their conversation. "I thought I had found the perfect man," Hope said.
"The love that you and Rafe shared is still there, despite the hurt. So what? Are you willing to throw all that away now?" Shawn asked. Shawn reminded Hope that he had gone through difficult times with Belle, and he had fought to keep his marriage. "I don't want to see you walk away from something that has made you the happiest I have seen you in a very long time," Shawn said. Hope said she had never thought she could love again after Bo. Shawn took his mother's hand and told her that he would support her no matter what she decided.
"Didn't you tell me that dad asked Rafe to look out for you?" Shawn asked. Shawn said Rafe had lied because he had not wanted to lose Hope. Hope sighed. Hope talked about when she had eloped with Rafe and that it hurt to think that during those moments Rafe had been keeping a secret from her. With a groan, Hope apologized to her son for talking about her love life. Shawn told Hope that he was always willing to listen. "I deserve better," Hope said about Rafe. Hope said she wanted Belle to draw up divorce papers for her.
At the police station in Salem, Rafe stewed at his desk. Kate walked in and asked what was wrong. Rafe said he was not only worried about his sister, but he was frustrated that Hope had left town. Kate urged Rafe to give Hope time. With a shrug, Rafe said he was worried that time was the enemy. Kate advised Rafe to remember that people forgave those that hurt them, even if they did not deserve it. Kate reminded Rafe of their past, and Rafe said he did not consider his brief affair with Kate a mistake.
"Look at that. We're frenemies!" Kate said cheerfully. Kate advised Rafe not to take all the blame on. With a nod, Rafe said he understood but he also knew that Hope felt betrayed. Kate reminded Rafe that Hope had made mistakes in her life, like shooting Stefano. "People in glass houses," Kate said. Rafe retrieved Andre's phone from evidence and returned it to Kate. Rafe confirmed that they had not found anything incriminating on the phone. As Rafe handed the phone back to Kate, she smiled sadly at the screensaver photo of her with Andre.
"I always thought it was a marriage of convenience," Rafe said. Kate explained that both she and Andre had been surprised that their marriage had grown into something more. "He told me he loved me and then he betrayed me," Kate said. "I'm in no position to judge," Rafe said quietly. Kate told Rafe that the distinction was that Rafe had made one mistake and still had time to fix his relationship.
"I'll never know whether he would have chose me over his ambition," Kate said sadly. Kate said if she could talk to Hope, she would tell her not to throw away her chance at love. Kate wished Rafe well, and she left.