Gary informs Karen that Mary was really Laura's aunt, and that Laura's mother died in childbirth. The charges against Mack end up being dropped and Joe is also released. Nick tells Joe that killing Mary wasn't part of the plan. Joe is later discovered dead. Nick gives Claudia a briefcase of money and wants her to open a bank account in a fake name. Gary tells Kate that he isn't ready to be in a relationship again yet after she comes on to him again. Karen decides to go stay with Diana for a while after she feels distant from Mack.