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With Charlie ready to start his life anew, his from cancer recovery prompts Julia into starting over with Griffin, too. Yet, wracked with guilt over not having been truthful about their affair, Griffin tries to break it off with Rosalie. But when she refuses go quietly, he must try and cover with Julia. Meanwhile, as Charlie has difficulty arranging a party to celebrate his good fortune, Bailey and Sarah discover that caring for Annie's daughter is harder than expected.

Having forgotten to tell everyone that his party was postponed, Charlie is surprised when a stripper arrives for the event. While helping him out Owen, she makes Charlie see that he's not taking full advantage of his new lease on life. Deciding to do something about it, he then asks Kirsten to join him on a road, only to find that she's not nearly so flexible now that he's well. Meanwhile, as caring for Natalie brings them closer, Sarab wonders about Bailey's intentions with Annie. And after losing his job at the motorcycle shop, Griffin tells Julia that he quit because of Rosalie.

Still guilty over having not told Julia the truth, Griffin seeks the advice of a priest before breaking the news about his having slept with Rosalie. And in the wake of learning about the extent of his affair, Julia is no longer sure about their future. Then, after Annie presses Bailey about the future of their relationship, Sarah tries to keep her distance to avoid getting hurt. Only she finds she's drawn in by Natalie's needs. Finally, Charlie is talked into cleansing his life of everything that reminds him of his days as a cancer patient.


As Charlie looks to celebrate his recovery from cancer, Julia's marriage is jeopardized by Griffin's affair and Bailey reassesses his relationships with Sarah and Annie.

Directed by: Dan Attias
Written by: P.K. Simonds

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