Jim and Cindy leave for Hong Kong. Kelly wants to continue her relationship with Brandon, but he cannot get over the rejected marriage proposal. Steve and Donna head to Palm Springs for an Alpha/KEG convention. A contrite Ray agrees to accompany Donna, who is making a speech at the event. He quickly becomes angry and possessive. Rush tries to set up Steve with a business associate's daughter. Steve is more interested in the Cadillac-driving "goddess" he keeps encountering. Brandon and Valerie decide to head to Palm Springs to avoid the caravan of potential buyers who have overrun the house. Brandon goes on a drinking binge and finds himself tempted by Valerie. He has a hallucination in which his parents appear and express their disappointment before he tells them off for abandoning him. Kelly postpones her trip to the convention to spend the day with Alison, but is very secretive. David and Clare see them together and get the wrong idea. Alison admits her love for Kelly, who politely confirms that she's straight and not interested. Also, Dylan's plans to visit his mother and half-sister in Hawaii are nixed when Charley finds an investor for the movie who also resides in Palm Springs. Dylan is wary after learning that the man, Tom Rose, is a mobster who tries to intimidate Charley and Dylan to cast his much younger, dim-witted and talentless mistress as the lead. Dylan eventually finds out Rose is connected to Jack McKay's death.