At home, Luke encourages Reid to call Bob and ask for his job back. Reid isn't willing to do that. When he mentions they are in a 'relationship', Luke points it out. Reid begins complaining about Bob giving him an ultimatum and Luke tells him the hospital won't be ruined as long as he's there, no matter who owns it. Reid decides to go and see Bob.
At the Lakview, Kim tells Bob that Mona has a crush on him and then moans about her company trying to buy the hospital. Bob admits he's having a hard time finding a replacement for Reid. She wanders off. He meets with Mona and they go over her picks for the hospital. Reid strolls in and asks to talk to him alone. Luke runs up behind him to prevent a rant and explains that Reid wants his job back. Mona says that ship has sailed. When the young men step aside, Bob makes a case for letting Reid back in. Mona warns him this isn't a good 'test case'. He assumes she has a problem with Reid because he's gay and informs her that the hospital is no longer for sale. Mona storms off and Luke and Reid return. They're impressed when Bob fills them in and Reid takes his job back. They rush off to celebrate and Kim returns so Bob tells her the latest. She giggles and wonders who he will find to replace himself.
Reid and Luke stroll through Old Town and the doctor asks him out to the movies. Luke's impressed. Reid suggests they skip the movie and go back to Luke's. Bob calls and asks the doctor to meet him.
Dusty and Janet wander into the Metro and joke around. He misses being with her. Jack and Carly arrive. Awkwardness abounds. Dusty invites them to join them for dinner. Carly agrees and they sit down and start gabbing. Janet goes to the restroom and Carly tells him how much she admires him hanging in with Janet. She returns and begins talking about how great moving into the cabin will be. Carly turns to Jack and asks why she was never told about this. Jack stutters through an explanation but things quickly turn into an argument and Carly storms out. Jack trails after her. Janet and Dusty decide never to have another double date. When he wanders off, Blackthorn walks in. "Blackie! Is that you?" she blurts out. They hug and catch up until Dusty returns and she introduces them. When Blackthorn leaves, she fills him in and he tells her that Blackie is a liar with a bad reputation. She thinks he's paranoid and storms off.
Jack follows Carly home and tells her that he wanted to tell her about the cabin but things kept coming up. She feels humiliated. They begin arguing about everything and she says this is still about the guilt he feels over Brad. "I only want to be with you," he says, kissing her. He wants in her pants but she tells him they can't do it. He's confused. She doesn't want to rush things and reminds him of how recently he rejected her. He urges her to make a leap of faith but she's not ready and asks him to leave.
Bob meets Reid at the Lakeview. He wants to recommend him to take over his position. Reid's flattered. Bob suggests he take it so he can work on his people skills. After he sends Reid off, Kim returns and he fills her in on what just happened. "You've lost your mind," she says.
Reid goes over to Luke's and fills him in. Luke is shocked that he would actually consider the job. Reid asks him to help him become more of a human.
In a flea filled motel room in New York City, Craig and Lily are working out their sleeping arrangements. She's stuck sleeping in the chair so he offers her the bed and then begins teasing her. The power goes out and the air conditioning with it. They decide to get drunk to forget about the heat. She thanks him for his help and then points out the mouse running around the room. She chucks an olive at it and leads it out the door. They begin talking about her failures and he assures her that her new company will not fail. They keep drinking and the topic of Holden comes up. He tells her to focus on the positive and stop listening to her mother. Craig breaks into a vending machine to get them some chips and then begins rubbing ice on her shoulder. He lists his romantic failures and tells her she's a good and beautiful woman. He wonders why they never got together. "How about you scarred my sister for life and slept with my mother?" she reminds him. They sit on the bed and he massages her feet.
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Janet gets a card from Blackie.
Dusty has Blackthorn investigated.
Craig and Lucinda return to town.
Lucinda is sent an image of Craig and Lily together.