Jack and Carly are hiding in the closet, trying to ignore their closeness, while Bridget and Hayden are in the room outside. Carly denies she brought Jack on the trip to seduce him. After they’re almost caught, they find Sage’s CD and bring it to her. It’s her turn to perform but she gets stage fright and admits she lied about wanting to be Little Miss Snowflake in order to get Carly and Jack back together to realize that they still love each other. Carly and Jack deny it. Sage sings “Never Surrender” and it is a warm, close moment for them. Sage goes to look for Parker and Liberty while Jack and Carly go to pack. They agree they have to convince Sage they’re not getting back together, though they don’t seem convinced themselves. They’re about to kiss when Janet arrives. She tells Jack she’s ready to fight for their marriage. Parker and Liberty go on a hike through the woods and a couple of immature teenagers make them realize they’ve both had to grow up fast. They have a leaf fight and then she cries because she misses her dad. They agree they’ll miss each other when Liberty goes to college, and then realize they’re lost. Trying to cross a ravine, Parker hurts his leg. At first he tells Liberty he’s okay, but it’s bleeding, and he has to stop walking. They find a cave where they can spend the night and Parker passes out. Liberty takes care of Parker in the cave. She finds some wood and makes a crutch for Parker. At the hotel, Jack and Carly are worried, as is Janet. Sage wonders if it’s her fault, but they assure her it isn’t. Janet goes off and calls Dusty, who calms her down, but then also shows up in Michigan with resources. Jack shakes his hand, which Janet notices. Liberty and Parker get to the hotel and Parker’s looked at by the EMTs. Parker is released from the hospital. His brace and wheelchair make his injury look more serious than it is, a hairline fracture. But he gets home and is happy to have felt like a family for a moment. It gets out that Parker had been in on Sage’s plan to get Jack and Carly together. Liberty is still at the hospital. Dusty brings food for her and she appreciates it. Her doctor notices a bruise and runs some tests. It turns out that Liberty is very sick and must be kept at the hospital. Parker tries to come to Liberty’s rescue, and sneak her out of the hospital, but Jack and Carly are onto him and follow him. Jack tells Liberty she should stay and Liberty accuses Jack of being an inconsistent father figure to her and an inconsistent husband to her mother. Jack apologizes and he shares that he too saw Brad’s spirit on Christmas. Liberty lets up on Jack slightly. She tells Parker to go home. Later, Carly catches Jack moving out. Their goodbye turns into a real kiss. Janet and Dusty learn from Dr. Presserman that Liberty has leukemia. Janet prays in the chapel as Dusty comforts her. He assures her this isn’t divine retribution for their affair. Dusty gives Janet the strength to break the news to Liberty.
Clarissa tries to convince Simon to complete the real estate scam but Simon knows he’ll have to disappear and he doesn’t want to leave Oakdale. Katie sees the two of them together but denies to Henry that it upsets her. Clarissa tempts Simon with a large “tip” and he takes it, but then goes to see Katie and tells her he wants to take her out to dinner. Katie suggests he ask Clarissa instead. Simon tells her he isn’t involved with Clarissa and turned her down so he can stay. Katie says she’s not ready, but he says he’ll wait, and then kisses her. Henry flirts with Clarissa and tells her he can take Simon’s place in their scam. Katie pulls back after Simon’s kiss. Her life is so busy right now and she’s not sure if Simon’s ready for it. Simon says a home life would be appealing to him now. Katie then gets a visit from Pam, the real estate agent, wondering if Katie’s still thinking of selling. Pam makes sure the ghost is gone, and then gives Katie her card. Simon comes back and Katie admits that she already has feelings for him. Katie’s incredulous when Simon admits he’s okay with that and is prepared to stay. Henry assures Clarissa he can fill in for Simon. Henry goes on about Katie, all her best qualities, and Clarissa picks up on the fact that this isn’t just about Simon. Katie goes to Oakdale Now to start taping a segment for her new show about being a single mom. Everyone treats her gingerly, and while Katie insists she’s up for it she breaks down while taping and runs into Simon’s willing arms. Kim tells her to take all the time she needs. Simon comforts her but they’re interrupted by a phone call from Henry. Simon realizes Henry’s attempt to take Simon’s place in Clarissa’s scam has gone awry. Katie agrees to help Simon rescue Henry. They go and convince Mr. Lee, the man about to be swindled, that they’re FBI agents and they quickly escort Clarissa and Henry out of the Lounge. Katie, Simon and Henry are all proud of their work, but Clarissa’s furious the scam she put years of work into is now dead in the water. Clarissa tells Simon he’s pathetic for wanting to settle down in a boring town for a boring blonde. When Henry’s gone, Katie tells Simon to leave town. She’s sure he’ll be bored of her soon, like Clarissa said. Simon tells Katie he loves her, but he’ll leave if she wants him too. Katie tells him he should leave Oakdale, but she’ll come with him. Simon’s stunned. Katie and Simon are set to leave. They tell Henry goodbye. Margo, however, convinces Katie to postpone their departure. Margo and Henry decide to pull out all the stops at Katie’s going away party to make her decide to stay.
Susan and Paul wonder if Mick’s injections caused Emily to become comatose. Mick will bring a sample of the substance in. Susan yells at Paul for allowing Emily to become Mick’s guinea pig, and then she yells at Alison for failing to tell her about her upcoming nuptials. Alison’s repentant, and Susan forgives her. Ali goes to the on-call room where Mick finds her. He tries to comfort her but he leaves quickly when he feels a headache coming on. Barbara discovers Mick’s responsible for Emily’s condition. Lily learns that Holden and Molly are an item, while Holden learns Lily isn’t pregnant. They both insult each other’s choice in significant others. Lily tells Damian she’s ready to go away with him. Meg has the doctor’s convinced she’s on the mend. She calls Damian to let him know she’ll be out soon. Damian arrives at Deerbrook and Sharkey tells him Meg hasn’t been taking her medications. Damian riles Meg up, and she throws her mattress at him, exposing all the hidden meds she’s claimed to have taken. Damian leaves, assured Meg will continue to be locked up for a while longer.