Alan-Michael tries to find out why his plan isn't working. Coop tries to rush Ava out of the country. Jeffrey and Olivia have a change of heart. Jonathan and Tammy get caught. Lizzie makes a surprising move.
Alan-Michael is pacing his room waiting for Ava to appear when Alan arrives to talk about Lizzie. He discovers that Alan-Michael offered Ava an executive position, but wonders if she'll actually accept it if she thinks that he's just trying to get her into bed. Alan-Michael tells his father that his obsession with Lizzie is getting tired. His assistant arrives as Alan walks out. He can't understand why Ava hasn't responded to his offer yet; it's out of character for her. They rush down to Ava's room, but she's already checked out. As the maid is cleaning up, he offers her some money to look through the trash and discovers the envelope he sent. He's angry and asks his assistant exactly what happened when she delivered the envelope. When she tells him that she gave it to a young man rather than directly to Ava, he fires her.
Jeffrey walks through the square seeing other men with their children. He sits down and looks at the knife that Ava gave him and feels bad that he hasn't given her anything. He gets up and goes to the jewelry shop to get her a gift.
Ava knocks on Olivia's door, but she is only there to see Emma and give her a gift. She tells her little sister that they can be pen pals and hugs her before Olivia rushes her to bed. She asks her if 'that's it' and Ava hands her a gift before they have a forced conversation and Olivia wishes her good luck. Olivia tries to tell Emma a story, but her daughter just stares at the gift Ava left. Finally, Olivia lets her open it.
Jonathan is on the phone with Tammy setting up a meeting. Lizzie peaks in through the window and sees him on the phone. She remembers what Alan told her about Jonathan and Tammy meeting in the barn and rushes in, grabbing the phone from Jonathan's hands and demanding to know who is on the other line. It turns out only to be a clerk at the bike shop. She apologizes and sits down embarrassed. Jonathan is surprised by her behavior and tells her that he was just trying to get her a jacket to match the pink motorcycle helmet he got her. He shows her the bow laden helmet and she is ecstatic. He tells her that he's going to have to rush off to get the jacket and she tells him to hurry back.
Coop and Marina are at his bon voyage party anxiously awaiting Ava's delayed arrival. Tammy tells Coop that she has to run and wishes him well before she leaves. Marina asks Coop if Ava has people she has to say goodbye to, like her parents and Alan-Michael. He flies off on Alan-Michael and tells her about the job offer he made Ava and how he 'spared her' having to refuse it. His niece is less than impressed by this. When Ava arrives, her mind seems elsewhere and Coop tries to reassure her by telling her that she won't get home sick. Marina asks if Coop told her... he shoots his niece a dirty look and she makes something up and wishes them luck before rushing off.
Tammy and Jonathan meet in the barn and fall into an embrace once he has taken his wedding ring off. After making love, they try to imagine what excuses they can make for his absence. As they reluctantly get up and dress, they hear a noise. Cassie walks in on them and Tammy tries to offer an explanation. Her mother doesn’t need one; she's been the other woman already. Cassie tells them that she isn't angry; she just wants a moment alone with her daughter. Once Jonathan leaves, Cassie says that she isn't going to lecture her, that would be hypocritical. Tammy starts to tell her their plan to let Lizzie down gently, but her mother knows that this won't work. Lizzie is unstable and Jonathan will always feel guilty so Tammy will come in second no matter what.
Alan walks in on Lizzie who reminds him about the restraining order. He informs her that Doris has had it lifted and asks her where Jonathan is. She tells him that he's shopping and that he really is a good husband. She shows him the helmet he bought her as proof of his affection. Alan shakes his head and tells her that when a man feels guilty about cheating on wife, he buys her a special gift. She doesn't want to listen to this and tries to throw him out. She goes into the other room to make some calls. When she returns, Alan asks her if she called Jonathan and got no response. She tells him that she called the pharmacy to get some poison for him. Unimpressed by her threats, he tells her that he's only trying to protect her from herself and the hurt she'll suffer when Jonathan leaves. 'What Jonathan needs is a good shrink,' Alan says and with that Dr. Baker and a guard arrive. Alan's surprised to see them; he didn't make the call. Lizzie tells him that she called the doctor; he knows all about Alan's troubling history and they both think that Alan could use some help. Alan accuses his old cohort of betrayal, but the doctor says that he got a better offer. Lizzie's worried about Alan's feeble mind and she thinks that he needs to be held for tests for awhile. He begins to yell at her but she tells him that she loves Jonathan and her marriage will only stand a chance when she gets him out of the picture.
Marina runs into Remy while he's trying to finish his Christmas shopping. She tells him that she believes Coop is being overprotective of Ava and doesn't have her best interests at heart. Then she offers to help Remy finish his shopping. He has to do something special this year since Mel's life is in such a mess. After shopping, she prods him to tell her what he got Tammy. It's a charm bracelet.
Coop and Ava arrive at the airport. She seems nervous so he asks if she trusts him. She says that she does and then goes off to the bathroom. Jeffrey arrives searching for his daughter and Coop stops him. He doesn't believe that Jeffrey can really care and tells him that, if he's there to give Ava second thoughts about leaving and destroy her chance at happiness, he better be willing to be the best father in the world. If there's any chance that he could fail in that, he should leave right now. A sad Jeffrey shuffles away. Ava returns and they get called to board the plane. They have to shut their phones off just as Alan-Michael tries calling her. Before they can get on, the flight is delayed and they are told to wait. She turns her phone back on and sees that Alan-Michael called. She calls him back and he angrily asks why she didn't respond to his offer. She has no idea what he's talking about and, as he explains, she realizes what Coop did.
Jeffrey goes to the bar and sits down, only then spotting Olivia sitting nearby. He tells her that he doesn't want to fight. 'There's nothing to fight over now', she says. 'Ava's gone.' Meanwhile, as Jonathan and Tammy walk through the square, he realizes that he left his ring in the barn. At that moment, Beth walks into the barn and discovers the ring there.
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