AT MICHAEL'S HOUSE
The show opens with Michael, Virginia, and James sitting at the table talking about the living situation. Vanessa knocks and comes in. She is angry about the article that she had written that got vetoed bt the new owner, Gregory Richardson. She told Michael that she plans to quit. Back at the house after going to the Richardsons house Vanessa and Michael share a steamy kiss. Virginia and James returned and find out that Michael has gotton her a job at the waffle shop.
AT THE RICHARDSONS
Gregory and Olivia are laying in bed, and Gregory told her that she needs to show some gratitude so she starts to seduce him. The two of them have a SATISFYING encounter. Gregory gets a call telling him that Caitlin was gone all night and his fears are exactly where she is. She is with Cole. Later, Gregory told Olivia that he is going to call a private investigator to find the whereabouts of Cole. He leaves and Caitlin comes in and begs her mother not to say anything to Gregory. Gregory runs into Caitlin and orders her to tell him what she is doing. Vanessa confronts Gregory about not printing her story about Olivia's confession. Gregory refuses to accept her resignation.
AT THE GROTTO
Caitlin is nursing Cole who was wounded and is delirous. Caitlin and Cole pledge their love and she told him that she is worried about him and afraid that he is going to end up dead. Cole starts to ramble a confession about sleeping with Olivia. He doesn't realize that it is Olivia and not Caitlin he is talking to. Olivia and Cole hash it out about the jewels and about running away. She discovers the plane tickets and she gives him a mouthful of grief. She told him that Gregory would find them. Caitlin comes back, and Olivia hides so that she won't be seen by her daughter. Olivia watches from her hiding place as a worried Caitlin nurses Cole and tries to get him to a doctor. Cole sends her for something solid and then confronts Olivia that she won't say anything to Caitlin because she wouldn't have hidden then.
AT RICARDO'S PLACE
Paula and Ricardo are at his house talking about Elaine's predictment. Gabi is there and listening in. Paula tries to talk Ricardo out of going to the arraignment for Elaine. She told him that she knows that he is sorry about it but she can't handle it. Gabi offers a sympathetic ear to Ricardo. He tells her that he doesn't blame Paula for how she feels.
AT THE SB JAIL
Elaine and Eddie are in their cells talking. Eddie is in custody for the attempted robbery of the Deschanel jewels. Eddie tries to convince Elaine that she had every right to kill Del for what he did and said that he would do to Elaine. She told him that she hates that Ricardo and Paula are fighting and are growing apart over the situation. Eddie gives Elaine a song and dance about how he doesn't care about the fact that he backed Ricardo into a corner. Paula walks in after hearing her mother saying that she will never forgive Eddie for what he did. Ricardo lets Eddie out of jail after Bette vouches for Eddie's alibi. Elaine confronts Paula about her attitude that it is Ricardo's fault and not Eddie's. Paula told her that she doesn't want to talk about it. Ricardo comes to visit and Paula leaves to go and call and ask Gabi to bring a dress for Elaine to wear to the arraignment. Ricardo and Elaine briefly talk about Ricardo and Paula. He told her that arresting her was the hardest thing he ever did. Michael comes to visit Elaine to offer her some support. Michael gets Virginia a job as a cook at the Waffle shop. Gabi and Eddie have a conversation about his dislike of Ricardo. Ricardo offers Paula his lucky dollar for luck at the arraingment in the hopes that it will save her mother. She told him that she doesn't think that their lives will be the same after today.
AT THE COURTHOUSE
Elaine and Paula are waiting for the beginning of the arraignment to begin. Ricardo is ordered by the prosecuting attorney to make a statement as he is the arresting officer. He told Gabi that he doesn't want to make the statement to hurt Elaine. Olivia lets a stunned Bette know that she confided in Gregory about their involvement with the baby. Paula is still trying to convince her mother not to plead guilty. Elaine gets ready to enter a plea when Gregory walks into the courtroom and interrupts and say's that she has a new attorney. Everyone is quite surprised. He takes a minute and confers with Elaine who enters a plea to manslaughter instead of first degree murder. Ben and Mark have a discussion about privacy. He told Mark not to tell anymore stories about his past. Ricardo is put on the stand and he told the court that Elaine is a model citizen. The prosecution harasses him into making Elaine look badly by asking his relationship to Elaine. The attorney makes him answer questions under oath that he doesn't want to. You can just see the relationship just being torn apart between Paula and Ricardo.
AT THE DEEP
Mark and Meg are talking about Ben and about his moods. Ben hasn't moved anything in the house since the death of Maria. Meg decides that the locked room is a studio because Mark told her that Maria was an artist. Ben and Meg have a conversation in the office but she gets the brush off when she asks him whether or not he is okay. Elaine is denied bail. Gregory asks that she can remain in the holding cell instead of being sent to County. Vanessa asks Gregory how she should write the story and she isn't the least bit nice about it. Paula told Ricardo harshly that there is nothing to say about anything. Paula lashes out to Ricardo and told him that she can't marry him and that she is moving out. Elaine tries to stop her as a Ricardo is stunned. She told Elaine she needs time away from Ricardo. Gabi is looking from afar.
AT BEN'S PLACE
Ben is on the balcony having flashbacks of his romantic encounter with Meg who left despite of him wanting her to. He starts focusing on the mysterious door that we have no clue as to what is there. Annie watches from afar. She tells him that she is leaving so that she can get out of his hair. They discuss her working with Eddie. Annie is moving the last of her stuff and Meg told her that she is probably glad to be at her own house. Meg tells her that she and Ben are getting closer. Annie finds Meg glancing at the locked door and the two of them talk about Maria. Meg starts looking up articles about Ben and his deceased wife. She starts to give in to curiosity and Annie makes sure that Ben know where's Meg is. She starts the countdown to the blow up between Ben and Meg. Ben finds Meg trying to open the locked door and he is shocked.
AT SURF CENTRAL
Rae is obviously distressed about her parents reaction to the news that she and Casey are not really married. Wei-Lee gets through to the Changs by phone. He sets a date with Rae's parents but you can be sure that he has a plan. He told Casey that he needs to go with him.
AT THE RESTAURANT
Wei-Lei arranges for the food to be brought to the table to decrease the interruptions. The meeting starts and they were just about to start with Mr. Chang and his feelings. Casey shows up and Mr. Chang gets upset. Casey figures out that Wei-Lee set he and Rae up to fall. Rae tries to convince her father that she just can't live a life that would make her unhappy. Casey tries to talk to Mrs. Chang who told him that she and her husband had been making progress. She told him that Rae used to always make her family and now has chosen to shut them out. He sees that Wei-Lee is comforting a heartsick Rae, and realizes just what his competitor is up to.