At Company, Tammy tells Cassie if she has to choose between her mother and her future husband, she will choose Jon. Cassie asks her how she could do that after all Cassie has put herself through to make Tammy's life better than her own. Tammy tells her that if Cassie wants her to be happy, she'll let her be happy with Jon. She tells Cassie that she was thinking too much when she was with Sandy and that letting herself feel with Jonathon is much better. Marina interrupts the two and asks Tammy if she doesn't think she is moving too fast. She tells Tammy to go on and that if she needs a bridesmaid, give her a call. Outside Company, a messenger delivers a note to her from Jon.
At the Beacon, Jeffrey runs into Sandy in the hallway, telling him he got his message. Sandy tells him that now that Tammy has moved on to Jonathon he is going to leave town. He thanks Jeffrey for everything and extends his hand to shake with Jeffrey, but Jeffrey does not take it. Sandy asks Jeffrey to let Tammy know that all he ever wanted was for her to be happy and to wish her all the best. Jeffrey says good luck to Sandy.
As Jeffrey enters his room, he is on his cell phone confirming that Sandy is booked on a flight out of town. Cassie enters saying that she's lost her little girl and that Tammy's going to marry Jon. Jeffrey says that maybe Tammy and Jonathon have a chance now that Sandy's gone. Maybe Jon can finally just concentrate on what's good for Tammy. Cassie says that she'll never be able to accept Jon in Tammy's life. Jeffrey asks her, "Accept what...that love can't change someone?" When Cassie says she thought they were talking about Tammy, Jeffrey says that they were and they weren't. He says that the two of them can't go on in this Limbo and that he has to know what Cassie is feeling. She screams that she wants to be safe and for Tammy to be safe. Romantic love doesn't matter because it doesn't last. He tells her that he can prove it does and kisses her passionately. They begin to make love but Cassie has flashes to back when Jeffrey made love to her while posing as Richard. Cassie stops and tells Jeffrey that she can't. She wants to forget about when he took Richard's place, but she can't.
Harley arrives at Mallet's room as he is getting dressed. She tells him that their being partners is a bad idea. After much arguing, Mallet insists that Harley doesn't want him as a partner because she would be admitting that she needs someone to lean on. He tells her he's not going anywhere, so she needs to get the thought of breaking up their partnership out of her head. Alan-Michael calls Mallet, telling him that someone has called him claiming they have a letter written by Gus. Alan-Michael says it may be a scam but thought Mallet and Harley might want to check it out. The letter is at the Foxwood Lodge. After Alan-Michael ends his call with Mallet, he turns to a hired man and tells him to do what he needs to do.
At Foxwood, Harley is given the letter by Alan-Michael's hired man. Mallet offers to read it for Harley, but she does it herself. The letter reads: "My Harley, my wife. I'm sorry it doesn't look like I'm going to make it back to you. But I am okay, and I want you to be. Don't stop your life for me. I want you to find love again. Be happy. I love you forever, Gus. Harley cries, saying that it is Gus's final goodbye. She asks Mallet how Gus can expect her to love again. Mallet says, "Later, after time." Harley tells him not now, not ever. Mallet tells her that Gus knows she has a lot of love to give. They embrace.
In Harley/Dinah's office, Alan-Michael leans on Dinah's desk and muses, "Dinah, Dinah, what would you do if you knew Harley was sleeping with your boyfriend. In the reception area, Vanessa praises Dinah for the woman her grandfather would be proud to know. Dinah says she owes it to Harley, while Vanessa reminds her that she also owes it to the love of a good man. When Vanessa and Dinah enter the office, they intrude upon Alan-Michael listening to the tape of Harley confessing that she slept with Mallet, although they don't hear the tape. Vanessa and Alan-Michael exchange "pleasantries" until Dinah says to break up the "sucking-up." When Alan-Michael leaves, Vanessa reminds Dinah that Alan-Michael is a wolf in sheep's clothing and that he is "pure Spaulding." She is suspect of Dinah's encouraging Mallet and Harley to be police partners, but Dinah shrugs it off as Vanessa being an "over-protective mommy."
As they hug goodbye, Alan-Michael bursts in and asks Dinah if she'd heard from Mallet, as Alan-Michael had given him and Harley a tip about Gus at the Foxwood Lodge. Alan-Michael leaves the office, having planted a seed of doubt in Dinah's mind.
In the reception area, Marina pays a surprise visit to Alan-Michael. They kiss. Meanwhile, Dinah gives into her curiosity and calls the Foxwood Lodge asking for Mallet. Alan-Michael's hired man says that Mallet is behind closed doors with his partner. Dinah looks worried.
Ava meets Jon to find that he has one more task for her to make the evening with Tammy complete. He asks her to deliver a letter to Tammy, telling her where to meet him. She accuses him of being an ole softie and tells him that he gives hope to every girl who thinks they may have lost out on love.
While Jon is in his room getting dressed to meet Tammy, Tammy has followed the instructions from the letter delivered by the messenger outside Company earlier. She enters a room filled with candles and presents. She turns to see a beautiful wedding dressed with a note pinned to it, "Put me on." She does and admires herself in the mirror. She then finds a box with a note, "Open me." Inside the tiny box she finds a gorgeous ring which she slips on and looks ecstatic. She opens one of the wedding gift boxes and finds an envelope which says, "Tear me up." She does, without reading the contents. Once again she gazes into the mirror, seeing Jon's image appearing behind her. She tells him that everything he has done, the flowers, the dress, the ring, are "perfect." As the image comes in focus in the mirror, it turns out to the Sandy in a tuxedo! He says, "Yes, it is."
Meanwhile, Jon arrives to meet Tammy at the location he disclosed in his "real" invitation, and finds that she is not there.
Jonathan realizes Tammy never got the note he sent her to meet him at the Springfield Inn. But Tammy did get a note, thinking it was from Jonathan, which turned out to be from Sandy. Tammy tries to run away from Sandy, but he grabs her and rips her dress when Jonathan comes in. Tammy is afraid Jonathan is about to bash Sandy's brains in, but Jonathan won't be baited. He and Tammy leave, and Jonathan orders Tammy to lock the door and not let anyone in while he takes off for a mysterious mission. Tammy can't sit still, and heads out into the night. Alan-Michael sends Dinah after Mallet as Harley reads a fake note from Gus (really Alan-Michael) where he urges her to get on with her life and find love again. Crushed, Harley attempts to kiss Mallet, but he stops her. Dinah comes in on them, suspicious, but when she sees how broken up Harley is, instantly becomes sympathetic. Moved, Harley leaves, telling Mallet and Dinah to enjoy the hotel room. Alan is convinced he can play Beth in order to secure his and Gus's release. But Beth has a few more aces up her sleeve. She informs Alan that he's been declared legally dead and Dinah is now running Spaulding - because Harley is too busy making out with Mallet. Jeffrey demands Cassie tell him where she expects them to go as long as she can't forgive him for impersonating Richard. He offers to move out, but Cassie can't let him. He insists, saying that being apart might be the best method for finding their way back to each other. Later, Sandy stops by and announces that since Cassie won't stop Tammy from being with Jonathan, Sandy's going to have to do it once and for all.
As Juice Newton's "Queen of Hearts" is playing in the background, Beth is looking at herself in the mirror. When Alan calls her, she snaps out of her reverie and hurriedly starts packing. When Alan demands to know what she is doing, she tells him and Gus that she's leaving. Alan doesn't believe that she'd let them there to die, but Beth angrily lets them know that they both betrayed her and she's going to make them pay. Alan pleads with her--she's not that cold; Beth proclaims that Alan's finally turned her into a true Spaulding and leaves.
That evening, Beth is staying at an inn for the night. She calls her mother, telling Lillian that she's coming back tomorrow from her trip to the spa. As Beth goes to sleep, she suddenly becomes very conscious of the clock that's ticking. Suddenly she jolts up--her cell phone! Did she leave it at the cabin? She's relieved to discover that she still has the phone and tries again to drift off the sleep. She succeeds, only to be jolted awake from a nightmare where a frozen Alan accuses her of killing him. Beth tries to calm herself by stating that she's in charge, she's in control. But the clock keeps ticking.
The next morning, Beth arrives at Company and orders some breakfast and a glass of champagne. She has a meeting with Alan's lawyer and pays him to shred the divorce papers Alan had drawn up months earlier, telling him she has to appear to be the grieving widow not the hapless woman he was about to cast off. After the lawyer is paid off, Harley comes in. While the two engage in small talk, the candle that's burning for Gus suddenly goes out. An upset Harley immediately re-lights it, prompting Beth to suggest that Harley needs to move on. She tells Harley that Gus is not coming back. At that moment, Zach comes in and tells Beth she knows where Gus is. Beth is unnerved, but Zach states that he's in Heaven. When Zach walks off, Harley expresses concern for him but Beth states that kids are resilient. She goes on to say that the children are all better off without Alan anyway. Beth tells a shocked Harley Alan had to be stopped. Beth's attitude about Alan deserving to die, rattles Harley and she asks what's going on with her. At this point, Rick enters and notices that Beth is upset. She starts rattling about how she wishes she could go back to that day, the day that Alan and Gus disappeared. She stops herself from saying too much and then suddenly faints. Rick carries her to Cedars and Harley grabs Beth's things--including a key to Homestead Hills that she finds on the ground.
A feverish Beth is at Cedars. She has a vision of Alan and Gus covered in ice and asks what she has done. A very upset Beth asks Harley if she's ever done anything that she's regretted. She keeps ranting about how she wishes she could go back to that night. Suddenly she flashes back to that night--the night before Alan was released. Alan had accused her of working with Gus to keep him locked up. Beth denied it and flirted with Alan to show that she was sincere. She promised to consummate their marriage the day he was released but Alan suggested that they do it right there so she could show her loyalty to him and prove that she's his wife. Back in the present, Beth is getting hysterical but finally settles down when she's given a sedative. Calmer, Beth asks Harley to leave and comments to Lillian that she's the last of the Spaulding wives left standing. She thinks back to when she dragged Alan and Gus to the cabin. She wanted to teach them a lesson but also needed to keep them quiet. She got her chance when later, Rick prescribed her pain medication for what she told him was a hurt shoulder. Meanwhile, the clock's still ticking.
Suddenly, Beth hurries up to leave but Lillian won't let her, telling her that she's not well enough. At the point, Lizzie arrives and when Lillian leaves, Beth asks Lizzie to break her out. Suddenly Beth imagines Alan's frozen body and almost collapses. At that point, Rick returns demanding that she get in bed. An upset Beth tells him all she needs is a prescription for her condition and he tells her condition is that she's pregnant. Shocked, Beth breaks down in tears and admits that the father is Alan. She rants that one day the child is going to look at her through Alan's eyes and she's going to feel so guilty. Rick tries to console her that she has nothing to feel guilty about and promises to help her with her and the baby. He tells her that she needs to pull herself together though. When he leaves, Beth takes off with Lizzie.
Beth's convinced Lizzie to take her to Spaulding so she can think. When Beth speaks of Alan in the present tense, Lizzie opens up about how much she misses her grandfather. At this point, Mallet arrives. Apparently he heard about Beth's fight from the hospital and is returning the purse she left behind. He then asks to talk to her about Alan. Beth tries to beg off but finally consents to answering his questions. After Lizzie goes downstairs to visit Alex, Mallet tells Beth that knows Alan was planning on divorcing her. He claims his info comes from a reliable source but Beth laughs it off as untrue. Meanwhile the clock is still ticking. Beth suddenly gets highly upset and begs Mallet to help her. A very agitated Beth tells him that she never planned it--he has to help her get back there. Just then, Rick and the paramedics arrive and drag Beth back to Cedars.
At Cedars, Beth is raving about how it'll be too late. Harley asks too late for what. The sight of Harley's badge causes Beth to chicken out and she covers. Suddenly, Mallet gets a call. Beth is unnerved when he tells the person on the other end that he thinks the wife did it and she should get the max. Beth gets highly upset and demands to make a call, stating that it's a matter of life and death. As she's sedated, Harley looks at the key in her hands and wonders what exactly it goes to.
In the background, we continue to hear "Queen of Hearts."
As Gus and Alan struggle to escape, Harley can't shake the feeling that the key she found in Beth's purse is somehow connected to Gus. Her suspicions are further tweaked when she returns the key to Beth, and her heart monitor goes wacky. Mallet agrees with Harley, and tells her he'll check out the key. After Mallet and Harley ask her some probing questions, Beth panics, grabs her key, and prepares to leave the hospital. Only Mallet and Harley are on to her, and, thrilled that the set-up worked, Harley is on Beth's trail to Gus! Cassie can't find Tammy and Jonathan and she blames Reva, saying the two wouldn't even be together if she hadn't encouraged them. Later, while thinking about Jonathan and Tammy, Reva and Josh discuss destiny. Meanwhile, Tammy wonders where Jonathan has been after he returns home looking ragged. He swears he wasn't with Sandy. Tammy believes him, and the pair exchange private vows to always be together, and finally make love.
Jonathan and Tammy are enjoying their afterglow. Tammy tells Jonathan that everything starts from here, their first time together. Jonathan wishes it was their first time and Tammy tells him that is WAS. Jonathan worries when he hears footsteps outside the room and Tammy tells him not to worry this is everything.
At Towers, Alan-Michael is on the phone confirming that, yes, Dinah and Harley are good friends. Harley appointed Dinah as CEO as proof of that but he wonders whether their friendship is rock solid. He assures the phone caller that he will let him know if he hears anything. After he hangs up, Alan-Michael listens again to the taped conversation between Harley and Cassie and smiles. Marina sneaks up on Alan-Michael and covers his eyes as she says "Guess who?" When Marina asks if she can take a listen, Alan-Michael kisses her instead.
At the cabin, Alan is lying on the bed huddled in his blankets. Gus is lying on the floor, lifeless. Alan weakly calls out Beth's name.
At the hospital, Beth looks at the keys in her hand and checks that the coast is clear. Harley and Mallet peep around the corner and watch Beth go to the elevator. Harley tries to dissuade Mallet from following Beth with her but he worries that she's still hoping that Beth will lead her to Gus. Harley assures him that she's just looking for answers and she thinks that Beth has them. They leave to follow Beth but are stopped by Dinah.
Still in afterglow, Tammy tells Jonathan that she wants to memorize everything about the room so that she can remember the most amazing moments of her life. Jonathan asks Tammy to promise him that she'll never forget what happened that night, whatever happens. Tammy promises and tells Jonathan that she knew deep down that they would be together at some stage from the moment they met.
Alan-Michael asks Marina if she knows how much he's missed her and then joins his Aunt Alex. Frank arrives and Marina thinks he's come to spy on her again. Frank tells her that, no, he's there to make reservations for Olivia and him, but that it make him feel sick that she's still seeing Alan-Michael. He tells Marina that he'll cut her a little slack because of what she went through with Danny but that perhaps after she's had some fun she'll find someone who's right for her and who she can get serious about. While Frank is talking to his daughter about Alan-Michael, Alexandra is talking to her nephew about Marina. She hopes that Marina won't be a distraction. Alan-Michael wonders why his aunt is so anxious and she confesses that she's worried that she will be shut out of SE. Alan-Michael tells her not to worry.
Dinah confronts Mallet and Harley about chasing down Beth. She reminds them that Beth is pregnant and she's going home to rest. She worries that Harley is grabbing at straws when they have nothing to go on. She reminds Mallet what he said about hurting Harley and that's exactly what he's doing by setting Harley up for a very big fall. Dinah tells them that she was happy to see them as partners because she thought they would help each other get through losing Gus but she sees that they are both hanging on to hope that he's still alive.
Beth arrives at the cabin and panics when Alan doesn't respond.
Dinah continues to point out to Mallet and Harley that they are holding on to hopes that Gus is still alive and she reminds him that she used to be the queen of holding on to things. She learned to let go and begs them to do the same as they are chasing a pregnant woman. She says that Harley helped her to let go and now it's her turn to help her let go of Gus. Mallet tells Dinah that it's not as simple as that.
At the cabin, Beth is trying to rouse Alan. When he responds, Beth tries to get him to talk so he can stay focused. She checks Gus and discovers that he's still breathing. When Beth goes back to minister to Alan, he grabs her around the throat and tries to throttle her. Beth gasps out that everything has changed and he doesn't understand. Alan tells Beth that she'll pay for her treachery.
Jonathan tells Tammy that he wants them to have a new life together and not have to look over their shoulders. Tammy understands that Jonathan is speaking about Sandy and tells him that she realizes now that Jonathan was right about Sandy. Jonathan assures Tammy that she'll never have to worry about Sandy ever again.
Frank tells Marina that she was right about one thing. He doesn't want to make the same mistake as Cassie and end up losing her. Marina tells her Dad that there are not too many people in Springfield who are willing to give Alan-Michael a fair shot but that he's been wonderful with her and is helping out Harley at Spaulding. She knows he has a history but that it doesn't bother her. He deserves to know how terrific he is. Frank wonders if Marina is trying to save Alan-Michael and suggests she choose something else to save, dolphins for example. Marina tells Frank that it's more than that between her and Alan-Michael and her Dad brings the discussion to a grinding half as he thinks he's getting too much information.
Alexandra tells Alan-Michael that even though she's anxious to see him take over Spaulding, she's also looking out for herself. She reminds her nephew that they have a lot in common as they have both always been in a waiting position. They were never the leaders but that is going to change. Spaulding needs to be lead by family and when the time is right they will oust Harley and Dinah. Alan-Michael reveals the tape of Harley's confession to Cassie and Alexandra isn't surprised that Alan-Michael has been hard at work. She wonders how Marina will fit into his plans and Alan-Michael assures Alex that Marina knows that it's not serious between them and he can have it all.
Beth is able to gasp out that she's pregnant with Alan's child and Alan releases his hold on her immediately. He's overjoyed at what he considers a miracle. Beth reminds him that the only miracle is that she returned to the cabin as she was more than ready to leave them to die. She tells Alan that nothing has changed and that she's still in charge. Alan humors her and tells her that if she sets him free he will make everything right.
Harley tells Dinah that she appreciates her concern but that she can't stop now. Dinah understands and tells the partners that she knows where Beth is going. She just happened to lose her phone in Beth's hospital room when it accidentally fell into Beth's purse. It's a new fancy phone with a GPS signal. Harley and Mallet are amazed and thank Dinah and leave to follow Beth.
Tammy wonders why Jonathan brought up Sandy and he tells her that he knows that she's been scared of Sandy and it won't happen again. Tammy tells Jonathan that she wants a life with him with no secrets and that they are in it together but Jonathan interrupts to say that he's really hungry. He tells Tammy to stay there and leaves to go get food.
Dinah is still at the hospital and is joined by Blake who has been looking for her. Blake tells Dinah that she had an inspiring dream about her that has made her think about writing one last book - a fictionalized account of Dinah's life. She tells Dinah that she's a classic heroine but that she'll need to find a good name for her. Dinah promises to run it by Mallet who has some pet names for her and perhaps Blake can use one of those. Blake is curious how things are going between Mallet and Dinah and Dinah says they are fine. Blake wonders about Harley and Mallet and Dinah assures her that if Blake is looking for a triangle, she needs to look elsewhere but she does admit that there is something going on between the two of them.
Harley and Mallet are in the car. Harley thanks Mallet for going with her and believing her little hunches. Mallet wonders if Dinah was right when she asked how many times Harley is going to get her hopes up and get her heart broken. He doesn't want Harley to hang on to false hope. Harley tells him that she's not and that she knows that Gus is gone.
Back at the cabin Alan is putting together a plan to explain how Beth found Gus and him after the accident. He assures Beth that a divorce is now out of the question. Beth panics about Gus telling everyone the truth once they get back to Springfield. Alan announces that he'll take care of Gus. Gus comes to and asks for water and Beth goes to fetch some. Alan tells her to let him go instead and that she should rest. Beth unlocks the chains on Alan's legs.
There is a knock on Tammy and Jonathan's door. Tammy thinks it's Jonathan returned but is surprised to see Frank. He tells her that he wants to speak to Jonathan about Sandy.
Alan-Michael asks Marina if Frank gave his seal of approval. She tells him that it wasn't in those exact words but that Frank doesn't mind who she's seeing. When Alan-Michael leaves Marina for a while, she takes the earphones and listens to his tape machine.
Dinah tells Blake that Harley has been good to her and that Mallet hasn't let her down. She not going to look for trouble and she's going to use all her energy to fight her insecurities. Blake is impressed and says that's exactly how she was planning to write her book: with a happy ending. It'll be a about a powerful, corporate woman but at the heart of it will be a romance.
Mallet admits to Harley that he never realized just what Gus and she had together until Gus was gone. He said he knew it when he first saw them together and always knew that Gus was lucky. But now that he's seen how Harley has handled Gus being gone, he realizes just how lucky she was too. Harley thanks him, tells him that he's also lucky because Dinah has changed so much because of him. She promises Mallet that one day he'll have what she and Gus had. Mallet hopes so. All of a sudden Harley spots Beth's car up ahead and the discussion is cut short.
Alan-Michael rejoins Marina who teases him about still listening to Milli Vanilli and wonders if he had the hair too. Alan-Michael pretends that he didn't but Marina tells him that she can just see him. Alan-Michael laughingly confesses that he's always been willing to do or wear whatever it takes to get the job of boring the right people done. Marina asks him if she's the right people and Alan-Michael tells her "Could be." Marina tells Alan-Michael that's why she loves him and after trying to wriggle out of it, tells him that she means it.
Dinah is daydreaming about Mallet and her dancing and speaking with French accents.
Tammy wants to know what Frank wants with Jonathan about Sandy. Frank explains that Sandy called the station because he was scared that Jonathan was threatening to throw him over a cliff near by. When the police arrived at the cliff they found Sandy's cell phone but no Sandy.
Jonathan is driving and calling Springfield University. He pretends to be Sandy and tells them that he's not coming back after Spring Break nor will be he return in the Fall.
Mallet and Harley find the cabin and a name plate that matches the name on Beth's keys. They listen at the door and Harley hears Beth's voice. She gets very excited when she hears a man's voice with Beth and goes to open the door.