Antonio performs his civic duty when he helps bring to court a suspected robber and then testifies against him. But then the suspect gets released on a technicality and Antonio starts to fear for his life.
After a trip to see a friend in Boston at Logan Airport and finding out how much more he gets paid, Lowell decides to ask Roy and Joe for a raise. Following Antonio's advice, Lowell threatens to leave for a job in Boston if his demands aren't met. Joe can't afford the raise and Roy refuses to cough up any more money. Even though he doesn't want that job in Boston, Lowell continues to bluff, until he finds himself out of a job, replaced by Gil, and saying goodbye to his friends. But later that night Lowell returns much to everyone's surprise, and pays Antonio back for ...
Loose talk at Helen's house one night between Antonio,Helen and Alex reveals Alex once posed for Playboy. Helen and Antonio promise to keep it a secret,but at the airport the following Monday,Joe and Brian quickly find out about it. They then quickly raid Roy's office and his collection of Playboys, eventually finding the photo. Antonio becomes the focus of Alex's wrath, but it is soon revealed the secret was leaked by a subconsciously jealous Helen at the beauty parlor. Angry Words are exchanged between Alex and Helen when the truth comes to light. The situation is ...
With an opening in a quartet, Helen wants to try out but her cello is on the bottom of the ocean. She gets a second job to purchase a new cello but things do not go as planned. Lowell, Faye, Roy and Antonio audition for a play.
In their pursuit of Alex,Joe and Brian take some indirect tips from Helena as she describes her own reactions to another's man advances. But Alex sees through all their ploys, until Joe and Brian finally resort to honest conversation over dinner to settle their relationship with Alex.
To cheer up Carlton Blanchard on a lonely birthday, Helen invites him to her house for a party. But after Carlton falls down her stairs and threatens a lawsuit from his lawyer son,Helen's hospitality is stretched to the limit as he settles in her living room to recover from her injuries. Finally, Helen discovers two things that are no surprise at all. Carlton doesn't have a lawyer for a son and his injuries are imaginary. So she botts him out.
Everyone is of course skeptical when Brian announces that his relationship with Alex is special. To try to ensure that their relationship lasts longer than a couple of weeks, they decide not to sleep with one another yet.
The gang reluctantly convince Lowell to divorce Bunny. After the papers have been signed, Bunny comes on to Lowell and they start sleeping together. When the gang finds out Bunny has a fiancé in Boston, Faye decides she must tell Lowell.
Joe brings a guy to the island whom he hopes will invest in Sandpiper so that Joe can expand the business. But when the guy sees Helen, he asks Joe to fix them up. Joe asks Helen to go out with him and she reluctantly does. It's after that Joe realizes that he used Helen and tries to get her out of it but she's fallen for him.
Episode begins with what appears to be Joe's lifeless body floating in water and we hear his voice telling how he got to this point. It began when a passenger is looking for his briefcase that he left on the plane and was not returned to him. And he demands that Joe locate it. And that's when everyone starts dumping on Joe; Antonio wanting Joe to co-sign with him when he goes to the bank to apply for a loan to buy a new cab, Brian concerned that his first intimate moment with Alex was not out standing, Helen concerned about her relationship with her boyfriend, and Fay...
With Joe still gone, everyone is wondering where he is and when will he return, especially Brian who's worried about the business. When Joe's credit card bill arrives, Brian learns he was last in Mustique. So he goes there to try and find him and does. But Joe doesn't want to go back cause he's still having fun. Brian reminds him that the business needs him. Joe then turns control to him. Brian returns and finds himself swamped. And his relationship with Alex suffers. And things get worse when the bank takes the plane.