Mike becomes upset when he learns that Maggie plans to change the guest room where Julie lived in preparation for Althea. Maggie wonders to Matt about Althea's silence and what changed her. Nick informs Matt that Mike is feeling responsible for Julie's death. Matt informs Nick of Althea's imminent return. Nick insists that the Althea Davis/Nick Bellini Story is over. Martha suggests to Nick that Rico is homesick and proposes that he might be straightened out enough to go back to Chicago. Greta refuses to go downstairs and see Althea. Matt and Maggie welcome Althea home and invite her to stay with them. Althea tells Matt that she wants to go back to work tomorrow.