Sydney's father arrives in Los Angeles to visit Craig, but finds him in a bad situation with Jennifer. Meanwhile, the new agency, Amanda Woodward Advertising, opens with Amanda as the CEO with an iron fist as usual, and Eric as the backer. Billy travels to Maryland to convince Samantha to come back to Los Angeles with him. But Samantha's angry, man-hating, overprotective mother, Kate, threatens Billy to leave them alone. While Peter and Lexi continue to keep their affair a secret, she tells Peter about her determination to take all assets that Cooper has to make his life miserable for divorcing her. The increasingly nymphomaniac Taylor refuses to back away from Michael and when Megan accidentally walks in on them, she meets and seeks comfort with Eric.