Ruth wants Abby's help in getting rid of Laura in return for the notebook pages. Abby makes it look like to Laura that she and Greg are having an affair. Abby and Ruth are pleased that their plan worked. Greg informs Coblentz that he wants Gary out of Empire Valley. With Karen, Mack and Ben are working on the case, Val ends up feeling neglected. Joshua ends up upsetting his sister with his comments. Nurse Wilson finally admits to Mack that Ackerman had something on her and blackmailed her into helping him. After being confronted by Mack and Karen, Ackerman ends up shooting himself in the head.