Claire shows up at the Bauer house to try to see Michelle, but Meta kicks her out, reminding her that she's no longer welcome there. Claire turns to Alan, who intuits her upset and offers her advice on how to get back into Michelle's life. Alan suggests that Claire should approach Michelle as a doctor not as a mother. Later, Claire is thrilled when Alan's idea works and Michelle is more receptive to her. Susan admits to Sam that she's hurt that she hasn't heard from Max since their break up. Sam tells her that men like breakups to be clean and simple. Reva finds Marah and Shayne moping around the house complaining about their punishment. Reva asks them to accompany her to Noah's family home for New Year's Eve, but they decline. Sam and Josh question whether Olivia should ask Marah to be a bridesmaid, but Olivia insists everything will be all right. After she leaves Sam asks Josh if he cares more about his fiancé or his kids. Later, Marah is stunned when Olivia asks her to be a bridesmaid. Marah vehemently refuses and rushes out. Marah runs to Susan's house to tell her about Olivia. Reeling from her encounter with Olivia, Marah tells Sam that she hates his sister. Sam tries to cheer Marah up. When he expresses interest in her, an upset Marah runs off.