Caitlin was upset to hear a disturbing message from her mother on the answering machine. Meanwhile, Cole rushed to the Grotto, praying he wasn't too late. The Cummingses moved Tim to Cedar Oaks for long-term care. Gregory eagerly responded to Annie's passionate kisses, and they began to make love on his desk. At the warehouse, Ben and Derek grappled for control of the gun.
Cole arrived just in time to prevent Olivia from downing the lethal concoction of sleeping pills and wine. A frantic call from Caitlin interrupted Annie's seduction scene and sent Gregory racing out to search for his wife. A flyer found in Tim's jacket pocket made Meg wonder if her friend's fall from the scaffolding had really been an accident. Ben managed to subdue his twin and release himself from the leg irons, but Derek again got the drop on him.
Cole tried to convince a depressed Olivia that despite her recent tragedy, life was still worth living. Later, Annie smirked in triumph when Olivia announced to her family that she was leaving Sunset Beach. Derek headed to Cedar Oaks and was irked to learn that Tim had been trying to talk.
At Surf Central, Virginia overheard Casey on the phone, talking to a prospective roommate . She tried to guess who was moving out, but when Casey told her it was Michael, she had a hard time, trying to cover her disappointment. Nevertheless, she did for Casey's sake and told him that was great news, saying, "It's about time Michael and Vanessa got serious with their relationship."
Casey apologized to Virginia, telling her he knew she had hoped something would happen between her and Michael. Virginia told Casey that had been a long time before, and she was over that. Just then, Father Antonio arrived, ready to move into Mark's old room. Casey went to show him where his room was, and once alone, Virginia vowed to get rid of Vanessa once and for all. Virginia left to put her plan into action.
At Vanessa's Place, Vanessa got up and found that Michael had gone jogging. She then nervously wondered how long she could continue to hide her skin condition from him. Michael returned from his morning jog and told Vanessa he couldn't wait to move in. Vanessa told Michael he should give Casey a little more time to find another roommate.
Michael told her that Casey knew and admitted that he had blabbed about their living arrangements to Casey at Meg's bridal shower. He then told her that Meg's party was over, and there was no need to keep their living arrangements a secret anymore. Vanessa tried to think of other ways to stall Michael, but he asked her if she thought it had felt good to have him there the night before, talking, kissing, and holding her. Vanessa told him of course it had, but when Michael told her that he could be packed up and moved in by the end of the day and asked Vanessa how that sounded to her. Vanessa told him no, which surprised Michael, who asked her if she had changed her mind about him.
Vanessa told Michael that it was a big change, and she'd had a lot on her mind lately. Michael asked her if she was still thinking about the patient at Cedar Oaks. Vanessa asked Michael why he had mentioned her. Michael told Vanessa that he knew how much she cared about people and wished she would open up to him more.
Michael told Vanessa that what was important to her was important to him. Vanessa asked him if he meant that no matter what it was. Michael told her it was true no matter what. He then told Vanessa that he had to go to work, and he loved her very much. Once Michael was gone, Vanessa asked herself why Michael had to be so understanding and then said that it would make it harder for her to leave him.
At Cole and Caitlin's Place, Caitlin thanked Cole for helping out her mother but still wondered why her mom had decided to leave Sunset Beach. Cole told her that Olivia had just needed to get away, and the important thing was that Olivia would take steps to pull herself back together and get her life back on track. Caitlin still wondered how Cole knew where to find Olivia because the last thing Olivia had said was that she was going back to the place where it had all begun. She then asked him how he knew he would find Olivia at the Grotto. Cole lied, telling Caitlin it had just been by accident.
When Caitlin continued to speculate about why the Grotto seemed to hold a special significance for Olivia. Cole played dumb. Caitlin then told Cole that she believed part of the reason her mother had left was because of her father's lack of support. Cole agreed with that theory and told Caitlin that Gregory had played a big part in Olivia's decision to leave. Caitlin then told her husband that she wished her mom and dad's marriage could be more like theirs was, adding that they had total trust in one another.
Feeling a twinge of guilt, Cole held Caitlin and told her that they could have lost it all, but they had fought for their love for one another. Caitlin agreed and told Cole that when Trey was old enough to have a sitter, she would like for them to return to the Grotto and have the honeymoon they had never had there. Cole told Caitlin that was one promise he intended to keep, and as they reminisced on the night when they had first made love, Cole told Caitlin they would take better precautions the next time because he didn't think Trey needed a little brother or sister yet. Caitlin agreed but then felt guilty when Cole told her that he would love to have another baby sometime in the future.
Cole told Caitlin that he had to get to work, and after kissing her and his son goodbye, he left. Once he was gone, Caitlin told Trey that she would do everything in her power to keep her and Cole's happiness together, and he could never know that Trey was not his son.
At the Richards home, Sean cornered Annie once again about the baby coincidence. Annie told Sean that he needed to let it go; everyone knew that Olivia's baby had been stillborn. Sean said that he thought Annie was involved in it all the way up to her eyebrows. Annie told Sean that she was not covering anything up and that she thought they were friends after everything she had done for Caitlin. Sean said that he wanted to trust her, but after seeing how she was always around when something went wrong, he was having a hard time.
Annie asked Sean if it was some conspiracy and then told him that both Olivia and Dr. Brock had signed the cremation papers. Sean observed it was the same Dr. Brock that she had been having a private conversation with that morning. Annie cleverly covered again by telling Sean that she had been trying to find out from Dr. Brock why Olivia had gotten her baby cremated. Sean didn't buy it and told Annie he was beginning to wonder if his father was right -- that baby had disappeared because somebody had had something to hide.
Annie blurted out that Olivia had been plastered when she had given birth, and that was why she'd had her baby cremated, so that no one would find out about it if they had done an autopsy. Sean defended his mother by telling Annie he'd never believe Olivia had been drunk the night that she had given birth because he knew she had wanted that baby more than anything. Annie told him that she had only been speaking hypothetically, but Sean said, "Hypothetically, Annie, I think you are the one who has something to hide."
Virginia showed up at Mrs. Moreau's, wanting more help with Vanessa. Mrs. Moreau asked Virginia if she was there to complain about the potion again. Virginia told her the potion was working, but she needed something to get rid of Vanessa for good. Mrs. Moreau told her that she wouldn't give her any poison, and she didn't deal in death. Virginia told Mrs. Moreau that she didn't want to kill Vanessa; she just wanted her to leave town for good.
Virginia asked Mrs. Moreau for a potion that would make Michael and Vanessa fall out of love, but the woman refused. She told Virginia that her potion could not stand in the way of true love, and love was like a waterfall -- a person either went with it or against it. Virginia said she had gone there for some advice, and all Mrs. Moreau could give her was a greeting card message. Mrs. Moreau stated that when she opened her mouth to speak, all she gave was good advice. Catching on, Virginia got ready to leave and told Mrs. Moreau that she knew exactly what she was going to do to Vanessa. After Virginia left, Mrs. Moreau shook her head and said that Virginia was no good -- bad to the bone.
Back at the Richardses', Sean told Annie the same day she had delivered a baby to Caitlin, his mom had had her baby out in the middle of nowhere and had then mysteriously forgotten the whole thing. Annie told him there was a hole in his logic, because Olivia hadn't had the baby out in the middle of nowhere; she'd had the baby in San Francisco, and Annie had delivered Caitlin's baby about 2000 miles from there. Sean then asked Annie why she was so interested in Olivia's medical condition when she had been pregnant. Annie told him she was just showing Olivia some support for Caitlin's sake. Sean said she might be plotting out the due date so she could figure out a way to get Olivia out of town.
Annie told Sean again that Olivia had been drunk, and she was not a psychiatrist. She couldn't explain Olivia's erratic behavior. Sean told her to explain her own erratic behavior, like why she was so afraid for Olivia to get her memory back. Annie said nothing, and Sean flat-out accused her of stealing Olivia's baby in order to give the baby boy to Caitlin. Though Annie nervously denied it, Sean threatened to squeal to Caitlin unless Trey's birth mother was produced.
Still trying to stall, Annie told Sean that she didn't want any contact with the people who had adopted her baby. Sean told her either he met the birth mother or he was calling -- Caitlin could choose. Annie agreed and then left. Once outside, she decided to find a girl to pose as the birth mother and headed over to Father Antonio's church, since he had always taken in homeless people.
Over at the Church, Father Antonio was outside, playing hoops, when Cole showed up. Cole told him that his job had just donated a lot of stuff to the church, and he had volunteered to take it over. Antonio told him that was nice of him, but he could see that Cole had something on his mind. Cole admitted it and then asked Father Antonio if they could talk privately.
Once inside Father Antonio's private chamber, Cole said that the lies were eating him up inside and explained to Father Antonio about the last few days he'd been having since his son had been born. He said the guilt over sleeping with Olivia and losing a child that could have been his was beginning to tear him apart. He then told Antonio that he wanted to tell Caitlin, but if he did, he'd lose Caitlin and Trey forever. He wondered if there was any justice. Antonio said that he couldn't make those decisions for Cole but told Cole that everyone needed to live with their decisions one day or another.
Annie showed up to speak to Father Antonio and heard Cole's voice on the other side of the door. As Cole told Father Antonio that he had made up his mind, and he had to tell Caitlin the truth about him and Olivia, Annie overheard it all on the other side of the door.