Gus and Harley get bad news. Ava and Coop prepare to leave. Lizzie and Jonathan have a long night. Dinah and Mallet continue to compete.
Gus is trying to get baby Sydney to say goodbye to Ava and Coop before they leave for London. Ava lets Sydney know that she is a very lucky girl as she holds her and Gus snaps a picture. Zach brings down a present for Sydney so that she'll 'feel like a real kid.' Harley explains that adopted children are still real and Ava points out that she was adopted. Zach is surprised and asks her if she loves her real parents. She says that she wouldn't have picked them and Zach tells her that, maybe next year, she can have Christmas with them. Coop excitedly changes the subject to London before Alan-Michael walks in saying that it's awful far to go for Christmas. He picks up Sydney and starts playing with her while Ava watches him with a smile. Ava admits that she'll miss the job and Alan-Michael says that he can set her up with contacts. 'It must be nice to be able to leave without leaving any ties behind,' he comments. She hugs him and Coop says that they'll do fine on their own. The phone rings and Harley picks it up: It's Mel telling her that Judge Green (who hates Gus) just took over the adoption case because he thought they got off too easy. Alan-Michael offers to do anything he can to help. Zach plays with the nativity figurines and says that he'll be the angel looking out for Sydney.
Dinah and Mallet have been Christmas shopping and stop off at the bar for a drink. They're looking forward to their day off when Mallet gets called in to work. After the requisite teasing, he rushes off while Dinah goes to the bar and slips the barman a few dollars so that she can listen to his police scanner. Soon, she and her cameraman pursue Mallet, tracking him down with Father Ray and a tiny flock of orphans whose gifts have been stolen. Dinah isn't about to let Mallet one-up her on the tear-jerking angle. One of the children spot Dinah and Mallet asks her what she's doing there. She starts asking the children if they want to be on TV and tries to find out who can cry the best. He tries to get Dinah to leave, but, as the children start placing bets on who will win the argument, Father Ray decides that he'd better take them back to the orphanage. Dinah starts shooting her segment about how Christmas was stolen from the orphans and Mallet thinks that she's laying it on thick. She writes out his personal phone number and tells the camera that people can call it if they have information.
Tammy has retuned to the barn to pick up the pieces of clothes she left behind from her encounter with Jonathan. All the while, Alan watches from behind the haystack. She hooks up with Marina who brings her by Harley's to visit the baby. As she holds the baby in her arms, she can only think about Sarah and Jonathan. She gets upset and leaves with Marina following. They go out for a drink and Tammy explains what happened with Jonathan. She feels guilty now and Marina tells her that she's gone out of her mind. She reminds Tammy that Jonathan has a wife and kid now; if Tammy sticks around, she is a 'sucker.' Tammy admits that she doesn't even know what she wants. Marina gets called away on duty, leaving Tammy alone. She rushes downtown, but it's been a false alarm. She watches Dinah and Mallet kissing from a distance. She smirks and they go home and enjoy the rest of their evening together.
Ava and Coop walk through the square. She talks about the Christmas trees her mother used to get her and the wishes she made. She always wanted a little sister to spend Christmas with. Now she has one and she won't be. Coop tries to cheer her up by offering to buy her a tree when they get to London. They walk along smiling while Alan-Michael begins to loom in the background.
Jonathan and Lizzie have returned home. Lillian has passed out with the baby in Lizzie's bed. Jonathan offers her his bed; he will sleep on the couch. Lizzie doesn't want the night to end. 'It was fun to go out as a married couple… why end it with you in one room and me in another?' she asks. He's afraid that they'll wake Sarah and besides, it's late. Lizzie wants to be more than just a mom; she's tired of pretending and Sarah needs a real family. She anxiously gets herself ready for bed while Jonathan showers. When he comes out, she asks him to think of this as their honeymoon. He says that she deserves something better and sits down. She sits with him and explains that she loves him the way that Tammy loves him, but she doesn't expect him to love her. She doesn't expect him to stop loving Tammy, but hopes that, with Sarah, he can grow to love her a little and let her love him. He's still resistant, but insists that Lizzie isn't hard to love. She asks him to show her that, but he won't. He has to be honest: He can't be with her just because they have a marriage license; they have to let it happen naturally. He offers her something better than sex-- a motorcycle ride. They get on the bike and she holds on to him tightly. They stop off at a bar and find Tammy sitting there. After an awkward glance, Lizzie leaves for a moment while Tammy tells Jonathan that they have to talk about what tonight meant. Lizzie returns and Tammy says that she didn't know Lizzie liked riding. Lizzie says she didn't know she liked lots of things until Jonathan taught her how. They leave Tammy and return home, getting into bed with Sarah and kissing each other goodnight. She says that she feels closer to him now than she ever has.
Beth finds Alan in his office. He says that he's doing some 'matchmaking'. He knows that Jonathan is in love with Tammy so he's going to push them back together. That way, Lizzie will see what kind of man he is. Beth tries to protest, but it's pointless. Still, she asks him to consider the fact that, maybe, Lizzie doesn't want anyone controlling her life. This isn't something he will consider. Beth storms away.
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