Maria tries to deal with jail, Michelle goes to see Alec and Rodney can't take Eddie any longer!
Maria gets taken to jail and processed like any other criminal. The Fashion Diva is provided with a blue inmate suit that obviously isn't a Gianni original! The girls in her cell hive her a hard time and refer to her as “fresh meat”. They recognize that she is obviously in for a white collar crime. One of the girls rubs Maria's hair and tells her that she won't let anyone take advantage of her….because she is hers!
Nikki tells Michael that it is great how he and Luke helped Tania like that. She stresses to him how weird things are now that so many things have changed. Michael asks her if she is worried to with a man like William after seeing what he is capable of. Nikki tells him that she would probably have done the same thing to Maria after the way that she treated her at Gianni. Nikki tells him that they are scheduled to have the sonogram today and Michael tells her again that he thinks that she is making a mistake! He backs off when he notices that she is getting upset.
Maria's new roomies offer her protection for money but she tells them that they can go to hell. They exchange hits and consider that their official warning to each other! That leads to an all out fight between Maria and one of the others. Maria gets punched and they both end up fighting it out until two guards come in and haul them away. Maria gets a visit from her lawyer and he informs her that the District Attorney has it in for her! He then tells her that her bail has been set at $2 million because the judge is convinced that she is a flight risk. Her lawyer did manage to get her a private cell. She tells him to call Lance Miller to see about getting her bail money. She also tells him that she is worried that Luke may testify against her!
Lance tries to come up with ways for them to get out of dealing with Eddie. Rodney tells him that Eddie is not going to let them go. Eddie calls in and tells Lance that he needs him to come by the office and pick up some more money to hide it through Gianni. Eddie tells him that he requires both of them to be there and that he doesn't want to have to teach them another lesson.
Michael and Nikki continue to chat when William finally calls her. He tells her that he is stuck on the 405 and that she should go to the hospital without him and that he will be there as soon as he can. He asks her what Sophia has done, but she tells him that she will talk to him about it later. Michael offers to go with Nikki to the sonogram.
Clive tells Maria that he believes that Luke still loves her and that he will not testify against her. She then tells him about all of the stuff that Luke has found out that she has done. He tells her that he is going to go talk to Luke and that she has got to hang in there!
Lance and Rodney got to see Eddie and pick up the money. Lance takes time to talk alone with Eddie about his business, but Eddie informs him that he is going to take care of Congressman Spangler….so there is no need to worry. Lance reminds him that he and Rodney have been loyal to him since they first started, but that things are getting a little messy. Eddie informs Lance that he does whatever it takes to make his business grow and that sometimes that means plucking a few weeds. He tells him that if he or Rodney does anything that gets in his way, they will be nothing but weeds…and that he will get rid of them!
Gloria brings Alec some flowers so that his room will not look so depressing. The doctor stops in and wonders where Eddie has been, but she insists that he shouldn't be around Alec that much. He offers her support and tells her that she should never give up. Michelle tells Lexi that she is having trouble focusing on her work since the shooting. Lexi tells her that she has to figure out how to get rid of the nightmares and that going to visit Alec may make her feel better. When she arrives she finds Luke and Gloria in the room. Luke excuses himself and Michelle gives Gloria some flowers. Michelle asks her how she is doing and Gloria tells her that she is also having dreams about the incident. Michelle tells her that this is horrible and that she would have never wanted this to happen to her or Alec. Gloria tells her that she is sorry too….for everything and touches Michelle's arm.
Lance and Rodney got to see Eddie and pick up the money. Lance takes time to talk alone with Eddie about his business, but Eddie informs him that he is going to take care of Congressman Spangler….so there is no need to worry. Lance reminds him that he and Rodney have been loyal to him since they first started, but that things are getting a little messy. Eddie informs Lance that he does whatever it takes to make his business grow and that sometimes that means plucking a few weeds. He tells him that if he or Rodney does anything that gets in his way, they will be nothing but weeds…and that he will get rid of them! In the car Lance tells Rodney about the plan to get rid of Spangler. Rodney has a fit and tells Lance that Eddie is crazy and that this makes them accessories to the fact. Lance tells him that they just have to ignore it, but Rodney insists that he can't do that…not when a man is about to die and he knows about it!
Sophia shows up to visit Maria in jail and brings her a magazine to read about how John Cotter is running Gianni. Sophia tells Maria that she may not survive this ordeal. Maria tells her not to underestimate her, but Sophia quickly tells her that lying is not in Luke's blood. Maria stands up and slaps Maria…but Sophia gives it back to her. Maria jokes at each slap that Sophia strikes and tells her that it is no wonder that Charles left Sophia for her! The guards see the incident and haul Maria away again. Sophia is stunned at Maria's reaction and the pain in her hands!
Michael and Nikki look like the happy couple at the hospital and the doctor mistakes him as the lucky father. He tells her that he is just the lucky friend. The doctor tells them that this is a basic examination and that they will not be able to tell the sex, but they will be able to see the heart….and ensure that they baby is healthy. Both Michael and Nikki are amazed at the sonogram.
Lexi handles the office and notices on her computer that Maria is in jail! Michelle and Luke sit outside the hospital and talk about their relationship. They start to make progress when Lexi interrupts by calling Michelle to tell her the good news, and at the same time Luke gets a call informing him of the news. Michelle arrives back at work and asks Lexi if it is cold that she doesn't care about Maria being in jail, and Lexi insists that it is perfectly fine after all that she has done. Lexi tells Michelle to just give Luke a little time to deal with things. Lexi then tells Michelle that they need to agree on one thing here…..Lexi wants Michelle to stop seeing Luke! Luke rushes down and meets with Clive concerning Maria. Clive asks Luke to tell the District Attorney that he gave her the money….so that they will not have a case against her. Clive tells Luke that it is a federal offense and that she could be behind bars for a long time…..and that he doesn't believe that she can handle that!
Michelle tells Lexi that she needs to explain herself. Lexit tells her that she is an emotional wreck right now and that she has got to take this one shot to make this fashion line happen. She tells Michelle that right now Luke is a distraction and that they have too much on the line. Michelle promises to put the job first and that she is not going to let anything stop them from succeeding!
Clive sneaks a drink from his flask while Maria is on her way down. Luke and arrives to the meeting and Clive goes to call the DA. Luke asks her if ending up in jail was worth it all. Luke tells Maria that it was never about the money….it was about her lies and her deceit. When Maria insists that she will die in this place, he tells his mother that there have been plenty of people more famous and less deserving who have survived jail. He tells her that he loves her but that he is not going to fall for her guilt trips. She tries to tell him that she is sorry for all of this and that she is proud of the man that he has become…but he tells her that he cannot put his hand on the bible and lie about things……and that he won't do it!