Maria fakes a heart attack to lure Luke away from Michelle and give Lance a chance to make a move on her. Alek's doctor tells Gloria that he's stopped the boy's bleeding, but he's not out of the woods yet. Maria has the hospital call Luke at Michelle's. Luke rushes to her side and Michelle decides to stay at home. Lance shows up at Michelle's, pretending to offer a sympathetic ear. Maria tries to make Luke feel guilty for turning his phone off while she was having her heart attack, and uses that to convince him to stay the night with her. Lance gets Michelle talking about the shooting and she expresses her fear of being targeted next. Lance offers to stay and protect her. The next morning, Harold goes into Maria's office and finds John holding court in her office. John takes a call from Savannah Moffet from Women's Wear Daily to confirm the interview they had planned for Maria. John seizes the opportunity to horn in on the interview. Lance wakes up in Michelle's living room and while she sleeps, he goes through her papers and finds her business agreement with William. A weepy Gloria goes to her mother's funeral alone and promises to lead a good life. Maria's doctor tells he's found nothing wrong with her, and perhaps she just had an anxiety attack. Maria offers to pay off his student loans if he'll fudge her records to say she had a heart attack, because anxiety attacks are not good for a CEO's public image. Luke returns to Michelle's and Lance snipes at him for leaving Michelle alone right after the shooting. John makes a complete fool of himself in his interview with Savannah. An apologetic Tania goes to Michael's studio to thank him for getting her a new campaign -- for K-Mart -- and for convincing her agent not to drop her. Lance continues to prod at Luke until Luke nearly takes a swing at him. Michelle demands that Lance go. Luke fumes to Michelle that she'd spend the night again with Lance. She tries to tell him that she was scared after the shooting and just didn't want to be alone, but Luke storms out. Nikki goes to Michael's studio to tell him she's pregnant. Gloria waits faithfully by Alek's side. Michael asks Nikki if he's the father, but she tells him no. Michael puts on a fake smile when Nikki tells him that William is the dad. Eddie finally arrives at the hospital, frantically asking to see Alek, but Gloria breaks down, asking him what they've done. At Alek's bedside, Eddie swears to his son that he'll pull through, but the boy flatlines again.