Maria is taken aback by William's marriage proposal, and tells him she needs time to think about it. Michelle returns to Nikki's glowing over her date with Luke, but a drunken Lance spoils the mood by showing up and begging her to come back to him. Gloria meets with Eddie, a shady character from her past. Nikki continues to give Michael a hard time over their drunken sexual encounter. Luke shows up to the office with flowers, but Luke angers his mother Maria by telling her they're not for her. When Rodney presses him to answer for Gloria not showing up for work and for slacking off at the office, Lance blows up and yells at him to back off. Due to Luke holding her back to give her his flowers, Michelle is late to an office meeting with Maria, and Maria tells her to leave. Maria calls Luke and tells him she wants him to stop seeing Michelle. Swearing that Michelle is distracted at the office, John asks Maria to hire an assistant for him. She refuses and says that she'll talk to Michelle. Maria tells William that she wants his promise that he'll absolve her of all debt to him in writing. Lance goes through Gloria's papers and finds the business card of a private investigator. Maria tells Lexi that she's exactly the kind of girl she wants for Luke. Michelle tells Nikki that she's being ridiculous for treating Michael badly. Over dinner, Eddie tells Gloria that he wants her back. They make love and she tells Eddie that she wants him to kill someone for her.