Danny watches as Michelle, Robbie and Bill play catch football on Mystic Island. He recalls Michelle tearfully begging him to let she and Robbie go, for their safety and well being. Bill and Michelle discuss their mutual 'impossible' love affairs. They resolve to be there to support one another through the difficulties and prepare to go back to Springfield.
Tammy attempts to explain her shoplifting spree at the jewelry store. Cassie is understanding of the fact that her daughter just wanted her to have back the engagement ring that Richard gave her. Cassie goes to the jewelry storeowner to ask him to drop the charges against Tammy, but he says it's "out of his hands" and up to the courts now. She compounds her rejection by going to Danny once again to beg more time to pay off her debt of the borrowed money from the mob. Danny says he's out of favors and extended deadlines. As Cassie goes to leave she sees a stack of pictures of strippers. She tells Danny if he needs a stripper for a party, he should hire her instead. Danny initially rejects the idea, but relents with Cassie's desperate pleas.
Olivia talks to herself in the mirror, pretending it is Phillip. She tells "him" he should have a woman who can truly take care of his needs and give him all he desires and deserves in a woman. Alan comes into her room and they argue about his suspicion regarding her involvement with the publishing of Lorelei's diary. When Alan asks pointedly about the meaning of "D Day", Olivia whips out a velvet jewelry box containing custom-made diamond cufflinks for him. She claims the notation in her Palm Pilot was in regard to the day she picked up the diamonds she had flown in from Antwerp just for his gift. They make plans for the evening, and as Olivia is getting ready she accidentally breaks the back of one of the earrings that Alan gave her. Sam pops in and Olivia tells him that she has decided to give up on Phillip and instead focus her energy on Alan - that love between them can grow if she allows it. Sam offers to fix her earring and he later discovers the bugging device hidden inside. Sam tracks down Olivia and Alan on their date and pulls his sister aside to inform her of the radio transmitter within her earring. She is astonished that Alan has been eavesdropping on her conversations.
Olivia and Phillip find themselves getting wrapped up in their seduction. Alan arrives, having overheard their conversation through the microphone in Olivia's earrings. He walks in on Phillip and Olivia in a passionate embrace and collapses, clutching his chest. Phillip is horrified to think that he and Olivia have caused him to have another heart attack. They rush to his aid. Alan is taken to the hospital, where he secretly reveals that he faked the whole thing. Beth admits to Bill that her relationship with Phillip is suffering. He gives her an ultimatum: either admit that she wants to pursue a relationship with him or he is going to walk away. Beth assures him that she is interested in him, but she needs more time. Michelle returns home to Ed, who has her official separation papers. She decides to hand-deliver them to Danny. She learns that Danny went to visit her on the island, but walked away without telling her. He notes how happy she and Robbie looked, which only reaffirms his theory that it is better for them if he stays away. Marina meets Ben for dinner at Towers, sure that he has planned prank on her. Ben insists that he is not out for revenge; he truly does enjoy her company. Marina eventually loosens up and lets her guard down. Ben asks her to join him for a dance, but when he stands up he reveals that he isn't wearing pants. Marina takes the joke in stride and dances with him anyway, until they are both asked to leave for violating the dress code.
At Eden's hotel room
Tony followed Eden to her hotel room. Inside of her room, Eden found a note from Gus. With a knock on the door, Eden found Tony. He said he came to see her. Tony told her that his bartender told him she was asking about him. Eden said she wanted a job. She said that she wanted to work for him at Inferno. Standing very close to Tony, she said she would be a very good employee. He asked her what she really wanted. Tony mentioned that Eden knowing Gus bothered him. Eden suggested he search her to be sure she wasn't wired. After he searched her, she pulled him close and told him he missed a spot. Gus entered and wanted to know what was going on. She tried to act like Gus stole a key, but Tony didn't buy it. Tony exits. Gus wanted Eden to stick around while he tried to straighten everyone out. Eden exits. Gus went through Eden's pocketbook and found a note.
At Eden's apartment
Harley recorded information about Eden on her recorder. She couldn't figure out what Eden does. When she answered her cell phone, Harley found it was Gus. Gus said he was glad she was at least talking to her. Harley wanted to know why her life got so messed up again. Gus suggested that if he walked away from her, Phillip would return Zach to her. Gus told Harley how Phillip convinced Eden to lie in court. Gus said they needed one thing to give them leverage. Harley and Gus ended the call. Harley made a phone cal to meet with one of Eden's contacts. The contact wanted to meet at Towers, so she agreed.
At the Beacon Hotel
Cassie picked up Danny's jacket and had a flashback of when he covered her up with the jacket at Inferno. Tammy and the kids entered. Cassie told Tammy that everything would be fine. Edmund enters. Edmund said he wanted to drop off a few things for his niece and nephew. Cassie asked Tammy to take the boys in the other room.
Cassie told Edmund that he couldn't buy her. He let her know that he was aware that Tammy tried to steal the engagement ring. But Edmund reminded her that she was all the family he had, and he wanted to help her. Edmund said he was getting something out of this, but not what she was thinking. Cassie figured out that he wanted her to sign the lawsuit, but she said no. Edmund tried to explain that maybe Richard could see how broke she was. Cassie said she wasn't suing Reva. Edmund reminded her that it would take months for the Beacon to see a profit. Cassie asked him to leave. As Edmund was leaving he found a black rose. Edmund said that it was a calling card. Cassie told Edmund that she owed the Santos a lot of money. But Cassie accused Edmund of putting the black rose at her door. She couldn't believe that Danny was responsible. He told her that Danny tried to kill him. He explained what happened. Edmund suggested she ask Michelle. Edmund said he was just going to talk, and she should imagine what he would do to someone that owed the Santos a fortune. Edmund exits. Cassie picked up the rose and exits.
At the Bauer house
When Michelle walked outside, Danny was there. He told her the separation wasn't going to work. Danny said he would be seeing Robbie three nights a week and that was unacceptable. He said he had to give her and Robbie up to keep them protected. Danny said he would move away if he had too, and he wanted to have Robbie's last name changed. Danny said she must tell everyone that he abandoned them; otherwise they could become a target. Yelling, Danny asked Michelle what she would suggest. They heard Robbie calling for his dad. Michelle told Danny he could tell his son good-bye.
Kneeling beside of Robbie, Danny told him that he was one lucky guy. He said he had the Bauer family and that he was going to be a Bauer now. He told him he would always love him. Danny exits.
At the church gym
Tony told Father Ray that he was looking for him. Ray asked about Danny and Tony's new girlfriend. Tony said she wasn't his girlfriend. Tony told Ray that he came to apologize. They talked about when Tony's father died.
Danny's office. Cassie enters. She wanted to return Danny's jacket and thanked him for being a gentlemen. She wanted to know if he was living at Inferno now. She gave him the black rose and wanted to know what it meant. She told Danny that Edmund told her that he almost killed Edmund. She wanted to know if Danny was going to kill her and her children. Danny suggested that she sign on with Edmund's lawsuit. He told her she is sinking fast and to get the money. Cassie exits.
Eden enters. She admitted to Tony that Gus was her brother. Eden said she liked him because he made her laugh. She kissed him. Eden exits.
Blake commented that Ross had not touched his food. Ross didn't hear her because he was concentrating on the papers for Reva's trial. Blake knew that Ross was worried and he agreed. She wanted to know what he would do if she begged him to help her die. But Ross said the case was more personal than legal. He commented that the public was calling Reva the "angel of death." Blake felt that the jury would understand about Richard's illness was. Ross said that they are in for a blood bath. Holley enters. Ross said that he couldn't go easy with Cassie. Ross exits.
Blake told her that she wished this thing were over. Holley got off the phone and said that people are turning off her station because she wasn't covering the Reva story. Blake wanted to know what she put on in place of Reva's show. Blake suggested that Holley put her on as host for Reva's show.
Blake told Edmund that she had a proposition for him. She wanted him to be her first guest because he was controversial. She said the viewers wanted to understand. She tried to convince him by saying that it would be his golden opportunity. Edmund agreed. Blake shook his hand and exits. Blake told Holley that she booked Edmund Winslow. Holley reminded her that there are rules for the station. Blake intended to expose Edmund's past.
At the Courtroom
Reva and Josh enter. Josh said that Reva didn't have to be there, but she said it was hard to stay away. She was worried that Ross just wouldn't be enough. Reva said the person that could vouch for her wasn't there anymore. Josh felt they could beat it. Reva wanted to talk about what was going to happen if she was sent to jail. Josh reminded her that she saved a man from forever pain. Teary-eyed she said the jury would not understand. Reva admitted that she was guilty and no attorney in the world could change that.
Josh pretended to address the jury and began to speak. He said that even though a man was dead it wasn't only because of a man suffering in pain, but the reality is that Reva Shane was there at all. He said this case isn't about murder, but about love. He continued by saying that Reva was guilty of loving another person so much that she didn't think about the consequences. Josh said that Richard asked Reva for her help because he was in incredible pain. He asked the jury if they would want to live their life that way. Reva commented to Josh's remarks as if he was a prosecutor. But Josh continued by saying that Richard wouldn't have wanted to live that kind of life. Josh said that we each have a moral code that told us when someone needed help, we gave them help. Crying, Reva couldn't say anything. Josh embraced her.
Ross enters. Josh said they were going to go home and be with the kids. Ross exits. Reva and Josh decided to take a break from everything. Cassie and Tammy enter. They were unaware of the hearing. Tammy told Reva that she got caught shoplifting. She explained about the ring. Reva said she should've come to them. But Cassie declined and said Reva had done enough damage to the family. Cassie told Reva to pretend that she never found her. But Reva said they were sisters and nothing would change that. Josh wanted Cassie to not be too hard on Tammy because Tammy was suffering.
Josh suggested that she give Cassie time. But Reva was upset that Cassie had to sell her engagement ring. Ross enters. He said there is a possibility they could make a deal. But Reva wanted to leave to take care of something.
At the Beacon Hotel
Cassie is trying to calculate her money situation. Tammy entered and told her that the sitter was there. Tammy said she was nervous about meeting the counselor. Cassie said she was only going to talk to her about what she did and why. Tammy was worried about paying a fine because they didn't have any money. Cassie said they wouldn't buy their way out of it anyway. Cassie begged her not to worry. Tammy wanted Cassie to hear what she wrote down. She began by saying she was shopping and heard someone talking about the ring that belonged to a princess. She said the ring was what her dad gave to her mom and she knew how much Cassie loved that ring. She continued by saying she couldn't understand why she sold the ring. Cassie interrupted and they both realized it was hard to say that Richard died. Tammy didn't know whether to say he died or was killed.
Tammy told Cassie that maybe Richard really wanted this. She felt that maybe the medicine made him say things he didn't mean. Cassie said they would never know.
After returning from the cancelled, Tammy wanted to know why she didn't take Reva up on her offer about the money. Cassie told her to go and pay the sitter.
Carmen enters. Carmen wanted to see how the renovations were going. She commented that who knew if the Beacon would ever open. She said that death seemed to be buzzing around Cassie. Carmen reminded her that Danny is the soft one in the family, but nobody else was. Carmen wanted to get the name of her decorator before too long. Carmen exits. With fear in her voice, Cassie said to herself she doesn't have the money.
At the cemetery
Danny entered as Edmund stood over Richard's grave. Danny threw the black rose at Edmund and commented that this was something the mob would do. But he knew the mob didn't do it. Edmund told him Danny was the reason Cassie was in the position she was in. Danny told him that Cassie begged for the money and he gave it to her. Edmund said he didn't send the rose. Edmund realized that Danny didn't send the rose either. Edmund told him that Cassie was in danger and Danny was the person who put her there. Edmund exits.
Danny spoke to Richard and told him that he wouldn't want to see Cassie now. Danny said it wasn't his responsibility.
Carmen told Danny that she heard that Cassie had been warned. He told her to get off of his back and he would take care of it. In his office, Carmen told him that it concerned her. She said she wouldn't stand by and watch him pay the ultimate price, since she had already lost one son. Danny reviewed Cassie's account to see her debt of $250,000. He exits.
Reva and Josh prepare for the first day in court regarding the murder charge against Reva. Reva fears going to prison because she says in the eyes of the law she did indeed, kill someone. Josh counters that what she did was an act of mercy, not murder.
Blake, Ross and Holly all commiserate over the situation between Reva and Cassie - wishing it could be resolved some other way. While they are talking, the station calls to tell Holly that the ratings are plummeting because they are not covering Reva's trial. Blake suggests that Holly let her take over Reva's show in her absence. Blake thinks she can boost the ratings and help Reva's case both at the same time. Blake decides she will ask Edmund on the show as a guest.
Tammy also gets ready for her day in court on the shoplifting charges. As she and Cassie enter the courthouse, they run into Josh and Reva leaving. Tammy tells her aunt and uncle that she is there to face shoplifting charges for taking Cassie's engagement ring from the jewelry store. Once again, Josh and Reva offer Cassie money to help them - but Cassie is offended and violently denies the need for their assistance.
Danny confronts Edmund about the black rose left for Cassie and accuses him of leaving it, not the mob. Edmund condemns Danny for lending Cassie money from the mob. Danny relates that he did turn her down several times. He relented only after many desperate pleas from Cassie. Edmund and Danny both realize that neither of them sent the rose to Cassie. It must have come from someone higher -up in the mob, who is growing impatient for their money. Edmund threatens Danny that if anything happens to Cassie or her children that he will be the one who is responsible for starting it all with that loan.