Though Beth does her best to convince him not to reveal her secret, Jim finally tells Susan the truth about Beth's new baby. Outraged, Susan angrily blasts Beth for hurting her father. Harley is outraged when Phillip confronts her in the garage and won't hand her her car keys until she talks with him about reconciling. Harley angrily points out all she has done for him and Beth and the pain and deceit she has received in return. Claire is outraged when Rick guesses that she's capable of hurting Zach based on what Ed told him about how she once hurt Michelle. Shedding tears, Claire moans that Michelle cried for months and added to the stress she was already facing, driving her to the point where she almost smothered her own baby. Later, when she threatens to tell Michelle, Claire arranges for Abigail to receive a job offer in Washington, D.C. Michelle announces to Danny that she has changed her mind and now ants Claire in her life. Jesse is pleased when he's selected as a finalist in an art competition. Confronted outside his room by an upset Reva, Noah is forced to reveal to Reva that Richard pressed him to stop dating her. Though she doesn't believe him, the two suddenly kiss passionately, driven into one another's arms.
Reva and Noah remove their clothes and make love for the first time. Afterwards, Reva answers the phone but the caller hangs up without talking. When Michelle overhears Abigail talking about Claire's past, she demands some answers. Rick steps in and quickly takes his wife home, saving Claire and her secret. Michelle then announces to Claire that she'd like to forget about the past and get to know her. Meanwhile, Rick convinces Abigail to keep Claire's secret for Michelle's sake. Abigail confronts Claire again and warns her about hurting Michelle. Thinking that her marriage is over, Harley decides to return to the police force. Still upset after telling Susan the truth, Jim confronts Phillip in the parking garage and finally punches him out because of all the pain that he and Beth have caused his family. A bloodied Phillip urges Jim to save his marriage. Susan continues to berate Beth for her lies and boasts that Jim would never have even looked at her if her mother had not died. She warns that she'll never forgive her and laughs when Beth mentions her hope that Jim still loves her. Later, Susan helps comfort her father.
Danny and Michelle remind a nervous Drew that if she and Jesse do go to New York to do the mural in Times Square, it will only be for a year. Just then, the call comes from the Big Apple and Jesse is hired. Michelle and Danny agree to run Millennium while they are gone. Susan struggles with her dance exercise, bothered by thoughts of her confrontation with Beth. Max helps her deal with her anguish until he leaks that he's moving to New York with Drew and Jesse. Beth is relieved when she learns that Lizzie's transplant was successful. Finding Edmund entertaining Lizzie, Beth confides that Jim has left her. Though he's encouraged by the news, she ruins his hopes for a special relationship by urging him to accept Richard's offer to move back to San Cristobel. Hurt, Edmund walks out but ominously warns Beth that Phillip may try to claim his son now that everyone knows the truth. Rick is elated when Abigail finally reveals that she doesn't want to end up like Claire and be miserable. She realizes that she'd like to have a baby.
Still glowing after telling Rick that she wants to start a family, Abigail turns down the job offer from the Washington hearing group. Hearing that his offer was turned down, Claire pleads with Joe Morgan to approach Abigail and convince her to accept the job. While Claire's friend talks fast to convince her to consider the exciting job in Washington, Claire keeps Rick distracted. Thrilled to be considered for such an important job, Abigail is torn about what to do and what to tell Rick. Caught spending time in the hospital nursery with Beth's baby, Jim admits to Harley that while he still loves Beth, he doesn't think he can forgive her for sleeping with Phillip and then lying to him. Vicky pushes Phillip to claim his son as his own but he's not interested. Lillian is next with a request to leave Beth with her baby for now. He's affected when he finally gets a chance to hold his infant. David's concerned when Vicky refuses to stay out of Phillip's problems. Upset to hear that Drew and Max are moving to New York with Jesse, Susan tries to convince him to change his mind by seducing him. Her plan is foiled when a shocked Harley interrupts and stops them.
In front of Rick, Noah gives Phillip the good news that he can take Lizzie home today. Rick confides to Phillip that Abigail wants to start a family. Shocked to find her daughter making out with an apologetic Max, Harley tries to lecture Susan but finds her incredibly sarcastic over what has happened. She claims that the best thing she can hope for in a relationship is finding a guy and having sex. Harley tries to convince her that there is such a thing as honesty in a loving relationship and urges her not to give up on it, especially at such a young age. However, she does admit that she wouldn't trade the pain she's felt in order to have a daughter. Back at home Edmund publicly announces his crimes against Cassie and Richard and the people of San Cristobel forgive Cassie. Later, Cassie accepts Jenny's offer to spy on Edmund for her, unaware that Jenny and Edmund are already romantically a coo-some twosome. Seeing Josh react to the note Noah sent Reva about last night, Billy asks Josh why he's so bothered by Noah dating Reva. Later, Josh intercepts a call from Noah's daughter.