Steven orders Susan to tell Rodney that Betty has been seeing him. Norman and Rita plot to find a man for Maggie. Marsha persuades Michael to elope. Vickie, Lew's friend from New York, arrives in town, announces her pregnancy, and tries to blackmail him into marrying her.
Steven has accepted Betty's offer. Vickie forces her way in Lew's life through threatening to lie about him to the police. Alma is surprised when Lew tells her that he will marry Vickie. Betty finds out that she has not inherited Peyton's estate and blames Steven.
During a fight with Betty, Rodney suffers a relapse and can't move anymore. Rita gives Maggie a make-over. Harry feels that Lew is throwing his life away by marrying Vickie and thinks that he doesn't love her. Norman blames Betty for Rod's condition.
It is revealed that Peyton's latest will demands that all money was sent to a foundation. Betty is enraged and blames Steven. Fred asks for Carolyn's help to win back Marsha's affection. Eli and Maggie's blind date goes wrong. Harry offers Vickie money to leave town.
After hearing about Rod's doubts, Betty turns to Tom for comfort. Rita pursues Norman to not interfere with Rod's problems. Mike invites Marsha to go on vacation with him to the Bahamas. Joanne is upset when she finds out about Vickie.
Following a confrontation with Norman about Betty, Rodney requests a separation from his wife. Harry consults police information about Lew from Sgt. Walker. Eli is able to break through Maggie's hostile attitude.
While Betty packs to leave the house, Rodney's ability to move returns. Alma wants Vickie to give up her baby for adoption. Steven informs Betty about news on Peyton's will. Lew is worried when Harry suddenly leaves for New York.
Lew tries to find out what went on between Harry and Sgt. Walker's conversation. Tom reminds Maggie of her late husband. Jeff is mad at Carolyn for meeting with other men. Fred feels that Carolyn is choosing Mike over him.
Betty tells Rodney that she can't live without him. Lew assures Vickie that he is going to come clean with his father as soon as he returns from New York. Jeff claims to Fred that Carolyn is seeing Lew. Rod wants to leave town for college.
Betty fears that Rodney will realize that he can live without her. Joanne is mad at Lew over Vickie. Marsha worries about how the town would react at a mixed relationship between two teens. Carolyn forces Jeff to tell Fred that he lied.
Betty changes her mind about going after Peyton's estate. Rod is determined to attend college without Betty. Maggie fears that she hurt Eli's feelings when she rejected him for ice fishing. Lew wants to stop hanging out with Carolyn due to their racial diversity.
Carolyn is upset that her father believes Jeff's lies about Lew. Lew confronts Jeff with his lies. Rodney prepares to leave for Boston, but assures Betty that there is always room for her, believing that they could have a future together.
Steven is surprised that Betty has gone with Rodney. Maggie discusses her ex-husband with Eli. Fred tells Dr. Miles that he does not want Carolyn and Lew to be involved with each other. Harry does not want to co-operate, which leads to a racial discussion.
When one of his patients suddenly opposes his treatment, Dr. Miles suspects that Fred has got something to do with it. Steven introduces Betty to Peyton's former nurse, miss Ivers. She reveals that Peyton had several wills.
After a public fight with Fred, Michael reveals that he will marry Marsha. Eli proposes to Maggie. Carolyn apologizes to her mother for not having trusted her in the past. Jennifers requests Betty's help to assure that Hannah won't inherit Peyton's money, though Betty is unaware that Jennifer is conspiring with Hannah.
While preparing to elope with Mike, Marsha is almost raped by Fred. Vickie apologizes to Lew for blackmailing him and grows closer to him. Steven is appalled to find out that Hannah continues to try and destroy Betty.
Marsha finds Michael with Fred, who is passed out. Eli decides that he will not accept Maggie's rejection. Michael is worried that he can't revive Fred. Dr. Miles determines a severe injury in Fred's skull.