Karen learns that the case against Frank and Roy has been dropped because a technicality. An angry Karen ends up barging into Marion Patrick McKenzie's office. After giving her information on the case, Mac kisses Karen. Gary is fired by Karen and she employs Wayne, unaware that he has a scrapbook about Sid's death. Val decides to stay with Rusty and Cricket on their ranch. Gary tries to win Val back after showing up at the ranch. Gary ends up getting beaten up by Rusty and Abby is upset that Gary went to see Val. After returning home, Val throws Gary out. Gary returns to Abby who has been sending JR chapters from Val's book.