After learning the shocking outcome of Lori's trial, Carter is determined to get to know her new brother, Ben, despite the warnings of others. David and Elizabeth come to blows over Lori's latest bombshell. Meanwhile, Taylor is concerned about Gabe's methods of coping with his father's death.
Loving her new secret job at the bar, Carter struggles to keep up with school until her double life becomes untenable. Meanwhile, Taylor and Max attempt to celebrate a big anniversary, and Crash gets his new assignment.
Carter is alarmed when Lori tells her shocking news about Ben. As Carter digs deeper into Ben's shocking secret life, Taylor urges Max to help Gabe get back on track. Meanwhile, Elizabeth has a plan to keep Lori away from her family.
Just as things are going perfectly between Carter and Jared, new obstacles arise to threaten their relationship. Meanwhile, things come to a head between Elizabeth and Lori while Max deals with the aftermath of his dad's trial.
After a shocking turn of events, Carter must decide how she feels about Jared. Ben must pay the price for his past misdeeds, and Bird deals with a personal crisis in the aftermath of a loved one's death.