Seth and Jessica screen a film, but Jessica questions Seth's intentions when he begins rubbing her shoulders. Will, having left a book behind, enters the room and sees them together; after Seth leaves, Jessica and Will argue over her new "friendships."
At Dorian's, Viki disappoints Starr by telling her it is not a good time for her promised visit with Blair. Starr guesses that Blair is with Max, and Viki reassures her of her mother's devotion. Putting on a bright smile, Starr ushers her aunt out the door and sets about getting a ride to Asa's to see her mother.
Sam catches Todd reading his file on Blair, in which he had written personal observations about her feelings. Todd refuses to consider that Blair might actually love him; as Viki arrives, Sam leaves in frustration, and Viki attempts to reason with her brother. After she swears that Blair does love him, Todd finally seems swayed.
Nora gets a phone call from a reporter who she initially believes is Colin, then panics when the doorbell rings. It is Rae, who assures her that Colin's death was not her fault, and offers to call Sam for her. Nora explains that Sam has not returned her calls and that he does not want to see her, and is surprised as he arrives at the door. Unable to face him, she has Rae lie and send him away. Later, she has a terrifying flash of Colin falling when Matthew's baseball bounces down the stairs.
Blair tells Max that marriage is the only way to guarantee Todd won't try to take their baby out of revenge. Max is doubtful, but Blair adds that the union will surely anger Gabrielle, and asks about Max's feelings towards the new Mrs. Asa Buchanan. At the door, Gabrielle listens before entering and confronting Blair. Max is suspicious about her interest in his personal life, but she denies any and storms out. Blair predicts their marriage will force Gabrielle to admit her feelings for him. As Max accepts the proposal, Starr looks on, stunned.
Todd arrives home looking for Starr, and is surprised to find Gabrielle waiting for him.
Nora continues to have visions of Colin's death. When she sees Matthew's ball roll down the stairs, it sends her into a tailspin. She rushes to leave her house, but instead finds Bo at her door. He tries to reassure her, and suggests she call Sam. Meanwhile at Sam's, Lindsay begs her ex to let her stay there for a few nights. Sam knows she is up to something. Lindsay brings up Jen and Cristian's relationship and how dead-set she is against it. Sam is distracted because he worried about Nora. Lindsay informs Sam that Jen got birth control pills from Lanie, but Sam thinks she is grown up and acting responsibly. The phone rings, but Lindsay grabs it and hangs up immediately. Sam realizes it was Nora, and rushes off to find her. At Nora's, she is devastated and is sure Sam won't forgive her for what she has put his family through. Lanie shows up to be supportive as well, but Nora asks them both to leave. Alone, Bo and Lanie discuss their upcoming vows. Bo seems surprised when Lanie keeps referring to a late summer, early fall wedding.
Chad arrives at Sam's to find Lindsay there alone. He shows her the product of his work. He has set up a site called www.hottiebearsall.com featuring the hidden webcams he has installed in Cris' apartment. The site is set up as a voyeurism membership site. Lindsay is pleased with her scheme, sure that it will tear Cris and Jen apart.
Starr is devastated when she hears that Max and Blair are getting married. After hearing where Starr was, Viki picks up Starr from Asa's. Starr won't tell Viki why she is so upset with Blair and never wants to see her again. Viki tells Starr how much Blair loves her. Meanwhile, Max and Blair continue to negotiate their "marriage." Blair slips and says the baby is due in late fall. Max questions the due date, but Blair covers and blows over the topic. Blair wants Max to admit that he wants to get married to drive Gabs crazy, but he says it is mainly to keep the baby safe from Todd and to make Todd miserable. At the same time Gabrielle is taunting Todd because she knows Blair is with Max. Todd demands she leave, but Viki and Starr show up. Starr blurts out that Max and Blair are getting married. Both Todd and Gabs are caught off guard by the announcement!
At school, Seth puts up a flyer advertising a party at the Quarry, and invites Jessica. They meet Jen and Will, and Jessica agrees to go with Seth. Once there, though, she wonders why there are no other party-goers. Instead of other revellers, Will and Jen show up; Will says he saw no notice of a party. Jen and Jessica argue over the tension between Jessica and Will; when Will asks to speak to Jessica, Seth angrily attacks him.
Sam visits Nora and explains that it was Lindsay who hung up on her. Nora has a memory of Colin falling down the stairs, but says nothing, then asks Sam to take Matthew for a few days so she can catch up on work. Sam agrees. Readying Matthew to go, Nora has another flashback, alarming Sam, but again says nothing. Sam leaves with Matthew; Nora, alone, grips a baseball bat and prays Colin is really dead.
In an unknown location, a pair of hands slips a letter into an envelope addressed to Nora, with Colin's return address.
Blair asks Max who he wants the marriage to look authentic for, Todd or Gabrielle, and reassures him that she hates Todd. He demands joint custody of the baby, but Blair refuses. They agree they are marrying for the baby's sake, and Blair leaves.
At Dorian's, Starr insists she heard Blair and Max making marriage plans. Gabrielle tries to leave, but Viki confronts her about her relationship with Max and says she will not stand to see Asa made a fool of. They argue about their history; Viki tells Gabrielle that she will defend her family, and leaves. Todd, meanwhile, tells Starr to stay put while he goes to see Blair; as soon as he leaves, Starr slips out.
Todd slips into Asa's to see Max, and they argue over Blair. Todd says that Blair is in love with him, not Max; Max counters with mention of Todd and Blair's last wedding, then tells Todd that Blair despises him for taking Starr away. Todd vows to find out what is going on, and leaves. Gabrielle arrives and angrily asks Max if he is marrying Blair.
Starr goes to the millhouse to see Blair and tells her that she hates her for marrying Max, then reveals that she knows the baby is not Todd's. Blair tries desperately to convince Starr that she loves her, but Starr disowns her and runs away. Shortly after, Todd shows up at the door.