As the new owner of the After Dark, Valerie uses her new-found leverage to force Ray to continue their secret affair. But Ray has never been one to follow orders which makes him leave town. Meanwhile, a campus rape causes mass panic on campus leaving Brandon at a loss over what to do, where the focus lands on a friend of David's named Lenny who is a former soldier who served time for sexual assault. Dylan is temped by Valerie to fall off the wagon by drinking and smoking pot, but rather than doing so, Dylan instead tracks down and meets his former halfway house roommate, Charley Rollins, a local motel owner, where Dylan asks for his help to find his own path with life. Also, Peter temps Andrea to work late at the hospital as an excuse to continue their secret tryst.