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.
At the Cryer mansion, Celine tries to destroy Hanna's reputation by lying to Katheryn and accusing Hanna of having a drinking problem. Katheryn catches Celine in her lie, however, and acknowledges that she used to be one of Jim's mistresses. Later, Katheryn and Veronica meet with Maggie Day, Jim and David's new campaign manager, to discuss a strategy for the gubernatorial campaign. Then, at the county hospital, Tony learns that Benny is in a vegetative state and tries to convince Hanna to pull him off life support. After she adamantly refuses, Tony informs Hanna that he's planning an emergency hearing to gain power of attorney with the intent of letting Benny die.
Wyatt is shocked to learn that his reckless driving while high is responsible for the death of a little girl and putting a man (Benny) in the hospital. Jim plans to orchestrate a cover-up—that is, if he can find the car, Jeffery's black sedan.
Meanwhile, Jeffery observes some disturbing behavior from Amanda and tries to warn Candace about Amanda's mental state, divulging that she is bipolar and borderline schizophrenic. Amanda soon spirals out of control and begins stalking the professor that raped her.
At the courthouse, Jim and David meet with their potential campaign manager, who shares with them the community's outrage about the hit-and-run accident. After she exits, David learns that the campaign is in jeopardy when Jim reveals that Wyatt was the perpetrator of the heinous crime.
Across town at the county hospital, Hanna waits for Benny's prognosis. There, she runs into Tony and discovers that he is undergoing treatment for kidney failure and is looking for a donor.
Candace manipulates Amanda into standing up for herself and suing her parents for her inheritance. Meanwhile, Hanna is at the hospital frantically trying to see her son, Benny, and speak to doctors about his condition. While at the hospital, Hanna meets Michael and is moved by his grief. Michael's granddaughter, Lizzie, was, like Benny, also a victim of a hit-and-run. Later, the Rev. Waters reveals that the same driver who hit Benny also hit little Lizzie, who later dies in surgery. Elsewhere, Candace invites Jeffery to live with her and Amanda, and encourages him to live a life out of the closet.