During surgery, Thackery's hand is forced by Algernon, which angers Eleanor; a recovering Abigail regrets her involvement with Thackery; and Sister Harriet and Cleary make a couple of deals. Meanwhile, Bertie receives a scolding from his physician father who is unhappy with his son's career path; and Lucy becomes privy to Thackery's secrets.moreless
Danny helps out Erin by playing bodyguard to her key witness after he's almost killed in a hit and run. Jamie and Vinny bust a drug operation.
Getting over Mr. Big, Carrie makes a date with a special friend, and tries to make it a fuller relationship. Samantha has an interesting time with the couple next door until reality strikes. After Charlotte summons the courage to ask men for dates, she gets carried away and starts to double book. Miranda dates a man who she thinks is highly-strung, but is really just unpleasant & emotionally abusive.moreless
Amanda and Kyle seek divorces so that their spouses can't get a cut of the jazz club. Sydney decides to give up her lawsuit for a $50,000 settlement because she doesn't want to hurt Craig. Harry threatens to turn her in to the cops. Peter becomes increasingly abusive toward Taylor, and nearly hits her. She and Michael plot to knock him off his pedestal. Billy and Sam lie to the police about Reilly's whereabouts. They are arrested after Amanda tells the cops that Reilly has been staying in the building. Jennifer takes a waitress job at a strip club, although Megan warns that she may be in over her head. Jake and Alison blow a chance at adoption when they are caught drinking heavily. They decide to leave Los Angeles. Matt and Denise bicker over their temporary custody arrangement.moreless
While having lunch with Megan, Jennifer hears Kyle's voice. She slaps him. Kyle visits her at the beach house, and apologizes for the way he broke off their Boston affair. Michael throws Jennifer out after learning about the affair, and that she has dropped out of school. Amanda and Kyle find the space for their jazz club, but Amanda isn't sure she should get involved with him after hearing of his flings with Syd and Jennifer. Sam's father refuses to leave town, and extorts more money from her. Denise convinces Chelsea to keep a diary as evidence against Matt. She takes notes when a male friend who has just lost his lover to AIDS spends the night on Matt's couch. Craig and Sydney draw closer. He chases away a private investigator hired by Amanda to spy on Syd. Billy is alarmed to learn that Alison is drinking, but Jake isn't concerned. Alison gets fired after drinking and causing D&D to lose a client. She and Jake decide to adopt. Michael pledges to help Taylor after learning of Peter's bizarre behavior.moreless