Val travels to Florida against Gary's wishes. Val discovers that Mary was Laura's real mother and that Greg had her set up to be sent to prison. After calling Karen to tell her what she has discovered, Karen discovers that Meg has disappeared. Mary is threatened by Greg into leaving town. After deciding never to return to the business, Greg divides it up. Alex ends up sleeping with Kate and informs both Claudia and Vanessa that he genuine feelings for Kate. Paige rehires Alex after Claudia fires him and Claudia ends up threatening to tell Kate about Alex's affair with Vanessa. After sleeping with Paige, Greg attempts to distance himself a bit. Anne discovers that she is pregnant. Gary comes up with a new business idea. Paige is shocked when she discovers Pierce in the back of her car.