After the judge rules in Tony's favor, Hanna begs her ex not to take Benny off life support. Unsuccessful, Hanna then races to the hospital to see her son one last time but finds that he's already gone.
Meanwhile, Jim and David march with activists rallying for justice for Lizzie, the little girl killed in Wyatt's hit-and-run accident. Jim tries to hold it together amid a sea of T-shirts, signs and banners that have all been plastered with the police sketch of his son.
Later, Jeffery encourages Katheryn to force her daughter to seek psychiatric help, explaining that Amanda may want to kill her family. Then, after Jeffery reveals Veronica's blackmail scheme to Wyatt, the fugitive begs his friend to do whatever it takes to stop Veronica from turning them in.
Finally, Veronica begins the process of eliminating the perpetual problem plaguing both the Harringtons' and the Cryers' houses—namely Candace—by paying a visit to her baby's father, Quincy, in prison.
As Maggie prepares Jim to run for governor, she warns him not to withhold information from her about his personal life that could damage the campaign. Meanwhile, Veronica, who is concerned about the image of her family under the spotlight of the gubernatorial run, gives Jeffery an ultimatum about concealing his sexual orientation. However, despite his reluctant acceptance to adopt his mother's code of conduct, Jeffery goes on a surprise date with Landon, a man he met at a gay bar.
Later, Maggie presents Katheryn and Veronica with a plan to eliminate Candace as a problem once and for all. Will they have the stomach to do what their husbands' campaign manager is asking of them?
Finally, Tony wins his case to have Benny taken off life support.
Amanda makes a bold move when she sneaks into professor Cannon's bedroom and threatens him with a gun while his wife and daughter lie sleeping next to him.
Then, Hanna becomes more relaxed around Detective Marshall after he reveals more intimate details about his life.
Elsewhere, Candace lets off steam at a gay club with a reluctant Jeffery. As she tries to coax him into coming out of his shell, a stranger by the name of Landon hits on him. Later, Candace crashes Jim's retirement party, reveals his affair and demands Amanda's inheritance money. Afterward, she shows up at Hanna's hearing to help her prevent Tony from taking Benny off life support. Even though she hasn't taken the bar exam, the judge is compelled to take her argument into consideration and delays a ruling on the case.
Finally, Jeffery and Candace join Veronica for lunch and tell her that Jeffery is no longer under her thumb.
As Hanna pieces together who hit her son and put him in a coma, she meets a detective who offers to help her through her struggle. Meanwhile, Jim assures Wyatt that he'll cover up the hit-and-run and keep the family out of trouble.
Then, while having a candid conversation with Jeffery, Amanda confesses that she wants to kill her parents—or is it just a terrible joke? Meanwhile, Hanna goes to see Katheryn, but Jim confronts her first and asks her what she heard the night of Wyatt's accident. Later, when Katheryn visits Hanna at the hospital, she witnesses the poor treatment that Benny has been receiving.
Finally, Tony serves Hanna with court papers for an emergency hearing to have Benny taken off life support.
Jeffery tells Wyatt that the man he hit is Hanna's son. Elsewhere, Candace finds out that Benny is in the county hospital and that the doctors want to take him off life support, so she begs Jim to move him to a private hospital.
Meanwhile, Katheryn is buckling under the guilt of Wyatt's crime, and Veronica decides not to tell the Cryers about the location of Jeffery's car—the black sedan Wyatt drove when he critically injured Benny and killed a little girl.
Finally, Amanda, who has been exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior, asks Jeffery where she can buy a gun.
Jeffery begins to realize that Wyatt may be responsible for killing Lizzie, the little girl whose death has dominated the local news coverage, as well as for critically injuring Candace's brother, Benny. Wyatt begs Jeffery not to expose his secret, and Jeffery promises not to.
At the courthouse, Candace tries to secure Amanda's inheritance, but her threats against Jim fall on deaf ears. Will she go to the press with her story?
Later, Maggie tells Jim to wait to announce his candidacy for governor, and urges him and David to attend Lizzie's funeral to help subdue public outrage over the girl's death. Jim agrees to go while keeping his secret that Lizzie was killed by his own son, Wyatt.
Finally, Jeffery tells Candace that Benny—whom she has been anxiously trying to reach but to no avail—was hit by the same driver that killed Lizzie, and she rushes to the county hospital to find her brother.