Mike laments to Maggie that he feels a shadow has been cast over his marriage to Toni. Dr. DeSales attempts unsuccessfully to convince Cathy that Steve wasn't responsible for the loss of Nick's baby and urges her not to be bitter. The possibility of Emma's engagement to Andrew cheers Carolee, who decides the couple should be married at the Aldrich home on Stephanie's birthday. Mona and Carolee clash over Mona's insistence that Steve has settled for less at Hope Memorial than he would achieve in private practice. Mona privately views the exchange as Carolee turning down an offer to "become one of us." Cathy recalls Dr. DeSales diagnosing her with a missed abortion, which she blames on Steve. Cathy declares that Steve has his baby now, but he's going to have his happiness taken away.