Gavin Houston and Tika Sumpter spattered with blood

After Quincy broke into her home and attacked her and Jeffery, Candace had no choice but to defend herself, stabbing her attacker and killing him. Now, in the aftermath, Candace and Jeffery find themselves lying on Candace's kitchen floor in a pool of blood.

Panic sets in for Jeffery once he realizes that he and Candace are responsible for Quincy's death. Candace tries to calm her friend down as she attempts to answer the question Jeffery repeatedly, pleadingly poses: "What do we do?"

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Angela Robinson

Best friends Katheryn and Veronica are used to life on top. When they get arrested alongside their husbands, however, the socialites witness just how gritty life can get for the other half.

Katheryn and Veronica are taken to the police station, where they're booked and asked to remove all accoutrements—from their rings down to Veronica's wig. They soon discover that they'll have to say goodbye not only to their upper-class sense of decorum but to their dignity as well.

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Allison McAtee and Kristian Kordula

Back at campaign headquarters, Maggie conspires with Landon to protect David from the fallout of the hit-and-run cover-up. She orders Landon to leak a fabricated story to the press explaining that David was not involved and that Jim is solely to blame for the crime.

Landon reluctantly agrees, but just as he's about to put her plan into motion, Maggie resolves to take it one step further and implicate Veronica as well. She hopes to convince everyone that Veronica knew about Jim's conspiracy and, what's more, is involved in her own torrid affair.

Landon is mystified by her request and suspects Maggie of having an affair with David. Although she admits to having feelings for David, Maggie insists that they are not sleeping together. Landon asks how she plans to convince the press, and Maggie produces a condemning photo of Veronica in a compromising position with one of her clients. Landon warns her that she's playing with fire and will incur the wrath of two formidable and ruthless adversaries, but Maggie seems unfazed and resolute.

"He'll thank me in the long run,” Maggie says. "I will get him the Governor's Mansion. Maybe even the White House."
Aaron O'Connell

At the Cryer mansion, Wyatt tells District Attorney Jennifer Sallison that he's convinced his parents will kill him for betraying them once they're released on bail. Wyatt plans to run, but the DA wants to arrange for him to be put in a safe house. Wyatt refuses this option and, instead, expresses his desire to gain access to his grandfather's inheritance by proving he is drug-free. The DA offers to help him set up an official drug test and gather proof of his completion of a rehab program to swiftly grant him access to the inheritance in return for his testimony against his parents.
John Schneider

After being arrested for covering up Wyatt's guilt in a hit-and-run accident, Jim and David turn their anger on each other in the small jail cell they've been forced to share. David blames Wyatt for their predicament, but Jim blames Veronica for orchestrating the brutal prison assault on Wyatt, leading him to deliver his testimony to the district attorney. Now, both the Cryers and the Harringtons, two of the most powerful families in the state, could be brought down by charges of covering up Wyatt's now infamous crime.

Jim tries to convince David that he's been blind to his wife's true nature, that she's no longer the same woman he married. "When are you going to wake up and smell the damn relationship," Jim says.

Jim confronts David with the cold, hard facts: Veronica not only tried to destroy Wyatt's life but she attempted to murder David as well—by burning him up in a house fire.

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Angela Robinson

While Veronica and Katheryn await their fate in a jail cell, Veronica convinces Katheryn to agree to be her client so she can execute her nascent plan to clear their names in the impending trial.

Katheryn is convinced they don't stand a chance with Wyatt testifying against them, but Veronica assures her that she's already building a robust defense. Veronica admits that it will be especially challenging because of her personal history with the district attorney, but she only hints at the nature of their bad blood.

"That Jennifer Sallison has it in for me," Veronica says. "The waters run deep."