When a massive heat wave hits Los Angeles, Kit and the owners of SheBar, Dawn and Cindi, arrange a Mafia-type sitdown of talks with the whole gang to try to end their ugly conflict over business and "lesbo rights". But Dawn's self-serving and nearly impossible demands to Kit, Jenny, Alice, and everyone else nearly derails the discussion, until Bette steps in to negotiate a hesitant and short lived truce. Meanwhile, Shane has an "encounter" with Molly who continues to maintain that she is straight and not interested in Shane. But Molly later invites Shane to her house where another "encounter" happens, and her mother, Phyllis, walks in on them. Elsewhere, Jenny fires the "prissy" male actor, Greg, from the set after he makes a move onto Niki. Bette continues to drift apart from Jodi who begins to wonder why Bette has a lack of interest in her. Later, Bette and Tina get stuck in an elevator during a city-wide power outage while on their way to meet with their therapist, Dan, about their problems. As Tasha tries to get on with life out of the Army, Max and Jodi's intrepeter, Tom, have a date, and Adele continues to cause problems between Jenny and Niki.