On the rooftop of the loft, Belle watched from the fire escape as Shawn and Mimi kissed. Heartbroken, she descended the ladder and went inside. When Mimi wondered about their past loves, Shawn promised to make new memories with her. As they began to kiss again, Mimi asked Shawn if he was ready for the next step. Unsure, Shawn pulled away and proposed they take things slowly so that neither one gets hurt again so soon after they both had such horrible break ups. When Shawn suggested they go inside for hot chocolate, Mimi lingered long enough to tell herself to shut up before following Shawn back inside. Once back in their apartment, Mimi pulled out a chocolate lava cake and the two began to dig in. After Shawn smudged some on her face, he playfully licked and kissed it off her face. Things soon got very heated, but eventually, Shawn pulled away again and apologized for the mixed signals. Mimi told him not to worry and the two decided to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.
Philip cooed at his new baby girl in the living room of his loft as Belle came downstairs. Philip passed their daughter into an uneasy Belle's arms as she told him that she had just been up on the roof. At first Philip was upset that she had climbed up the fire escape, but Belle calmed him by apologizing for her mood swings lately. Sensing an opening in the conversation, Philip mentioned Lexie's theory that Belle was suffering from postpartum depression. Belle felt that was not so much to blame as her fear of losing her daughter and husband. A chuckling Philip told her she was stuck with him and as for their daughter, she would grow to love Belle more than he did. Emotional, Belle told him she loved him. After putting the baby down, the two noticed the sound of laughter coming from Mimi and Shawn's apartment. Philip was happy with the match, but Belle worried that if it ended badly, it could be messy. Unshaken in his belief, Philip explained that they were a special couple and since they seemed so relaxed and happy around one another, it had to work. Holding back tears, Belle clutched Philip to her and begged him to make love to her. At first resistant because of Belle's healthy, Belle pushed Philip and assured him that she knew she was ready.
John gently held Marlena's arm, preventing her from leaving the restaurant. Alex threatened to call the police and a quick thinking Kate intervened and pulled Alex to the side. Kate told him that she was on to him and suspected that Alex had romantic intentions for Marlena. A grumbling Alex protested once again and insisted his interest in Marlena was purely professional. Alex then excused himself and left to call the police.
John continued to object to Alex taking Marlena out for dinner but a huffy Marlena retorted that John was out with Kate, so why should it matter? Blowing off the argument, John explained that he and Kate were just friends and were not using once another. John then made another plea to talk things through and Marlena disagreed. Softening, John apologized for pressuring her but that because she was the love of his life, she could not expect him to just walk away. Feeling a connection, Marlena finally agreed to talk tomorrow about the divorce. Before she could leave though, John asked her to promise to lock her bedroom door before bed. At first she laughed, saying he was being ridiculous but finally Marlena agreed in order to make him feel better. Kate returned with Alex and told them that Alex had agreed not to call the police if John would let Marlena leave. John agreed and Marlena went home with Alex. Worn out, Kate suggested they head back to Kate's room for room service. John eagerly agreed, adding "Then I can keep an eye on Marlena."
Back at Kate's room, John gazed across the way and watched Marlena get ready for bed and lock her bedroom door. Satisfied that Marlena was safe, John relaxed and had a drink with Kate. After checking on Marlena one last time and seeing that her bedroom lights were out, John tucked into his dinner with Kate, relieved.
At the penthouse, Alex listened to a tape recording of himself making post hypnotic suggestions. Finding Marlena's door locked, Alex snickered and went out on the building ledge in order to get to Marlena.
At Alice's restaurant, Lucas tended bar for Shawn, and Roman stopped by to say hello. Lucas filled Roman in on his new job at Titan with Victor and then changed the subject to Sami. When Lucas demanded to know why the charges were dropped against Sami, Roman told Lucas that Austin was to blame. Lucas was upset, but Roman admitted that as a dad, he was relieved that Sami was free to get her life in order. The two commiserated over their lost loves, and Roman suggested that the right woman for Lucas was out there but he was likely out of the game. Hearing an opening, Bonnie interrupted and offered Roman her companionship. Roman was cordial to her, and Bonnie, hoping to get to Roman's heart, offered to talk to Sami.
Over at the pool table, Nicole flirted with Austin over a game, and when Nicole suggested that if she won she would get to spend the night alone with Austin, Sami butted in to argue. Furious, Austin told them he would not tolerate their bickering and the two women quickly pretended to be fine with one another. After Austin reluctantly left to get some drinks, Sami insisted that Nicole stop hitting on Austin. Nicole returned the threat and told Sami to give up on Austin before sauntering off. Bonnie sidled up next to Sami and tried to talk to her about her love life. Bonnie suggested that Sami pick one guy and stick to him instead of mooning over two. However, when Bonnie made the mistake of mentioning Roman, Sami snarled that she better not date her father. After her foray into Sami counseling, Bonnie returned to Roman and brought him a plate of ribs. Thrilled, Roman chowed down.
Back at the pool table, Nicole became annoyed when Austin could not keep staring over at Sami in the corner. Furious, Nicole turned Austin toward her and warned him not to fall for Sami again. A tearful Sami overheard Austin tell Nicole that he would not abandon Sami before heading over to the bar. Sami approached Nicole and laughed that Austin would not give a tramp like a Nicole a glance. When Nicole dredged up the Vegas almost wedding again, Sami responded by goading Nicole about her non-relationship with Austin. Sami then promised to ruin Nicole by exposing her misdeeds if she went after Austin.
At the bar, Austin asked Lucas for a cup of coffee. Still annoyed that Austin helped to spring Sami, Lucas lashed out at him, complaining that Austin had to mess with all the things that Lucas once had. Austin shook his head, frustrated.