All in all, this episode was good but I think it was just missing a little something.
Violet challenges the gang to say the ugliest thing they’ve ever thought about her. Amelia jumps right in by calling Violet condescending. Naomi thinks she’s cheap. Sam says she can’t dance. At the end of this little honesty-fest, Violet apologizes and promises to ditch her book deal if anyone truly can’t get past what she wrote. When all the votes are tallied, everyone agrees that Violet should publish not perish.
Sheldon treats Andie, a woman who may suffer from multiple personality disorder. Her sister, Laura, says their parents died when they were young but it’s been years since any of Andie’s other personalities have shown up. Sheldon learns that’s not the case any longer when a personality named Gina advises that he back the hell off. One of Andie’s other personalities, Maggie, is upset because Laura’s fiancé, Jack, his taking her sister away with him to start a new job in Arizona.
Sheldon eventually discovers that Andie is faking the disorder. The reason is a shocker. It’s because she’s in love with Jack and she doesn’t want her sister to take him away from her. Laura is furious, but Andie is still her sister. That means she still wants her in her life. Jack does, too. With Sheldon’s help, they’ll figure out away to make it all work.
Cooper and Charlotte are in therapy. A topic of conversation is Charlotte’s engagement ring, which she doesn’t wear because it’s a reminder of her rape. Nevertheless, Charlotte starts donning the ring because Cooper thinks it symbolizes an important step in their relationship. He feels they take one step forward then two steps back. Charlotte disagrees because they don’t have any secrets. That’s not exactly true. Cooper spills the news that he kissed Amelia after Charlotte was raped.
Charlotte does her best to process Cooper’s newsflash. She confronts Amelia about it. Cooper was hurting and what he did was a mistake, but it was also a cry for help. Amelia tells Charlotte that Cooper loves her—only her. And that’s a gift. Charlotte forgives Cooper. They’ve both made mistakes, so this is a good step forward.
Sam treats Tanya, a pregnant teenage girl with Down syndrome. There are cardiac issues that make Tanya’s pregnancy high risk, but she should be okay with proper monitoring. Tanya’s mom, Erin, wants her to have an abortion. Naomi convinces her to hold off any decision until they do a test to see if the baby will be healthy. The child’s father, Ricky, also has special needs. Nevertheless, both Ricky and Tanya are thrilled to learn they made a baby together. Then they are devastated when Erin says they may not get to keep their child.
Sam and Naomi discuss Tanya’s case over a late night dinner. The conversation segues into one about Maya, who may be moving to New York to attend Columbia. That means their grandchild would likely be going with her. That conversation segues into one about how Naomi still feels some stinging effects that come with Sam’s relationship with Addison.
Naomi and Sam tell Erin that her daughter’s baby shows no signs of have Down syndrome. This news comes a little late, as Erin took Tanya to have an abortion a few hours earlier. Naomi can’t believe it. Sadly, what’s done is done. Back home, Sam comforts Naomi after the events of the day. He gives her a hug which then turns into a passionate kiss. When exactly is Addison getting back into town?
Naomi holds Olivia while she and Sam talk. Pete is furious about Violet’s book. Sheldon consults with Lara Kingston about her sister Andi.
“Sway,” Shelly Fraley
Sheldon tries art therapy on Andi. He meets an alter ego named Maggie. Erin talks to Sam and Naomi while she watches them through the window. Ricky and Tanya become upset when they think Erin won’t let them have the baby. Cooper tells Charlotte about Amelia.
“Following Footsteps,” Greg Holden
Sheldon trips up Andi in a session. Naomi asks Sam to go with her. Charlotte confronts Amelia about something. Cooper tells Violet something. Amelia tells Charlotte not to make something out of nothing. Violet tells Cooper he should have kept his mouth shut. Charlotte’s trust is violated, but Amelia reminds her about something. Sam and Naomi arrive hoping to give Erin good news about the results, but she has already chosen to abort her daughter’s baby.
“Dreamers,” Gareth Dunlop
Andi apologizes to Sheldon and they decide to start fresh. Lara joins them. Pete tells Violet the group has voted in favor of her publishing her book, and he’s ready to fool around. Charlotte tells Cooper she likes the idea of a spring barbecue. Sam and Naomi are having dinner and watching Olivia together again. Sam comforts Naomi.