Jake and Jo both have to have AIDS tests after his ex-girlfriend Peri reveals that she is HIV positive. Jake and Jo end up taking off on their bikes and spend the night in the desert to forget their troubles. The tests end up coming back negative, and Jake offers his support to Peri. Billy decides to use an embellished résumé totry and secure a job at Escapade Magazine. He later confesses the truth to his new boss, Nancy, who ends up being impressed by his writing and lets him keep the job. Alison returns to her old job at D&D.