Billy has a proposal. Jonathan and Reva have a night out. Cassie faces her demons.
Reva awakes from a good night's sleep. Billy lies beside her, fully dressed on the eiderdown. She thoughtfully kisses his forehead before going onto the balcony to look at the stars and breathe in the morning air. Billy comes out to her and she reveals to him that she has realized, increasingly, how precious life is, now that she has so little left. He tries to comfort her by saying that she lived every moment of her life to the full, but Reva is not so convinced; she still needs to know that her life really mattered. Billy laughs at this and takes her out to get a panoramic view of the town. He assures her that she has impacted on people's lives and not just in her work, but in her relationships with people. Then Reva reveals that what she is concerned about is something else: She wants Billy to help her figure out how to die. He immediately becomes uncomfortable and doesn't want to talk about this. She pushes it though, despite defensive sarcasm. Reva demands that he be real with her, but he still isn't sure he can handle what she's asking for. When she says that no one can ever know what she is going to die of, he finds it hard to imagine, but she insists that it's possible. Leaning over the edge of the building, she imagines jumping off. Billy jokes that 'that would look real good at the viewing.' Unrelenting in his sarcasm, he decides to take her on a tour of the town for other places she could die. He takes her to the hospital which he calls 'a one-stop shopping center' for ways to go. Then they go to the theater and she tries to imagine her memorial service. She recounts how, she always wanted there to be a button people step on as they enter which would say 'thanks for coming, having a shot for me' when people step on it. Basically, she wants people to have fun at her funeral and plans to put messages in bottles for everyone she knows so they'll get them after she's gone and know for sure what she thought of them.
Meanwhile, Josh has gone out to his porch to see a star fall before taking off his wedding ring and putting it in his pocket. Cassie follows behind him and puts her arms around him. He tells her that she just missed a shooting star and had a chance to make a wish. She responds that she doesn't need to; she already has what she wants. They go inside and are noticeably awkward. Josh confesses that he feels like a teenager again. They both feel 'terrified' about what the future has in store. They try and figure out what to do. Josh wants to watch a western, but Cassie doesn't have any so he begins to look through the newspaper for the TV listings. She looks over his shoulder, spotting an article that brings a disturbed look to her face. Then she asks him if they can go out, there's somewhere she needs to go, but she can't tell him anymore.
They drive out to the middle of nowhere and stop. Josh wants to know why they've stopped near a dilapidated house. Cassie explains that that is the house of one of her foster parents and that she lived there for five years with a woman who 'made my life a living hell.' She explains that she 'pretty much stopped trusting people after I lived here.' The woman was nice at first, but after her husband left, she became increasingly cruel, treated her as an embarrassment and constantly told her that she was ugly and would amount to nothing. She used to fantasize, after marrying Richard, of showing up in a tiara just to tell her off. Josh embraces her and tells her that she'll never have to fight her demons alone. Cassie goes on to say that, for a long time she had no hope, that is, until she found Reva, who took her in and taught her what family was. That is why she has been so afraid of being with Josh; she was afraid she would lose Reva in the process. He walks her home and she tells him how lucky she is to have him in her life. 'It's not luck,' he says.
Billy and Reva are sitting in the café when she asks to be alone. He agrees and leaves while making a phone call to set something up. Just then, Jonathan appears saying that he 'needs a break from the wife.' Reva is overjoyed to see him and invites him to sit down for pie. Jonathan is grumpy at first, telling her that Alan's spies are everywhere and the only way he can see Tammy now is by accident. 'Love sucks,' he admits but Reva will have none of it. 'Love is the only things that doesn't suck,' she reminds him, after all, where would they be without it? 'You would have had to get a different barber,' he jokes. Then she tells him of her divorce from Josh and bemoans not being able to fix anything in her past. He insists that he doesn't need to be fixed. What she has missed the most is being able to do all the normal things people do with their children. So the two of them decide to make up for lost time and get ice cream, play hopscotch, go to the movies and laugh a great deal before Reva says she needs to go home to Billy. Jonathan confesses that, while he love's Billy, 'Josh is your boy.' She explains that everyone is making sacrifices and then makes him promise that Josh will get to know his daughter so that, between them, that baby girl will have some idea who she was. Jonathan is deeply moved and admits that he never imagined her going out this way, but rather like some tragic movie star in a crazy dress and a convertible.
They part company and she returns to Billy, telling him that she finally knows how to go: In a blaze of glory like Thelma and Louise. Billy says that she tries that once and it didn't work. He produces a large diamond ring and asks her to marry him instead. He doesn't pressure her, but claims that he can do something for her that Josh can't: He can fill the rest of her life with fun. 'When the time comes, I will be there, I will hold your hand,' he assures her, placing the ring in her palm for whenever she is ready to 'make sure it fits.'
Next on GL: Someone's after Dinah. Ava goes to see Emma. Tammy steps up the show.