Lara (Nadia Bjorlin) and Ani (Jessica Leccia) argue about the evening before and Ani confronts her about her drinking. It escalates and Ani leaves.
Owen (Galen Gering) comes clean about the movie with Guya (Hillary B. Smith) and she encourages him to trust in his relationship enough to tell Sami (Gina Tognoni).
Gina (Crystal Chappell) writes a letter to Ani confessing her true feelings and reads it to herself out loud while mistakenly thinking the colonel (Jordan Clarke) is asleep in his chair.
Van (Wes Ramsey) shows up at the soup kitchen to see Sami and kisses her right at the moment that Owen is walking into the room. Owen leaves unnoticed.
Lara again is at the bar drinking seething that her book deal was pulled and being upset over Ani. As always, Jamie (Harrison White) lends an ear and when Lara falls asleep at the bar, he calls her a car.
Ani confides her concerns with Lara's drinking with Gina. They have a special moment that ends in an embrace. Ani goes to find Lara at home and finds her inebriated. Their discussion becomes heated, then turns violent leaving Ani injured.