Bette contemplates leaving the country with her daughter, but an intervention by Joyce Wischnia forces Bette and Tina to come to a compromise. Meanwhile, Shane is an emotional wreck and goes on a drug and alcohol binge with her old lover Cherie Jaffe while trying to get over her aborted wedding to Carmen. Alice helps Helena adjust to living at middle class standards after being financially cut off. Max attends a support group for FTM (Female to Male) individuals, while Kit has trouble with her pregnancy and must struggle with a hard decision. When Shane returns home after crashing her car, she discovers her step-mother Carla is waiting for her to tell her that her father has walked out on her. Carla tells Shane she's left her a present and leaves. The "Present" is her half-brother Shay.