As the party begins, Edmund is speechless when Beth and the other ladies makes their grand entrance to the ball. Edmund secretly enlists his friend, Honore, to romance Lillian at the party. Edmund is pleased when he learns that he and Beth will be alone on the trip home. Later, Edmund and Beth dance and share another passionate kiss. Holly is stunned when Blake explains that she is now a minister and plans to trick Ross into marrying her. Ross walks in and almost overhears them talking. Ross questions Phillip’s connection to Beth. Phillip denies that he has any feelings for Beth, but admits that he will do whatever it takes to keep Edmund and Beth apart. Johnny Machado, Marah’s chief captor, demands that Danny drop his investment schemes in exchange for Marah’s freedom. Danny refuses to meet until he knows that Marah is safe. When Johnny allows Marah to call Tony, she manages to describe her surroundings. Tony is eager to go after Machado, but Danny assures him that they will be able to find Marah by morning if things go according to plan.