We open on Gus confronting Shawn about the money he owes him for the weekend retreat Shawn took Juliet on. Shawn says he's desperately trying to earn money to pay him back, but casework has been scarce. Gus suggests that Shawn sell the engagement ring he never gave Juliet. But Shawn isn't having it; that was his grandmother's ring, and besides, he wants to keep it just in case.
We open on Gus holding the engagement ring Shawn was going to give to Juliet without telling him first. Shawn tries to avoid the question, but ends up explaining that it was solely his "emergency ring" and that he only keeps it on him as back up at all times just in case. Shawn apologizes to Gus and promises that if he ever does end up proposing to Juliet that Gus will for sure be the one to know first. Gus is still unsure of where Shawn's head is at, but decides to accept his apology.
A businessman named Jerry Kincaid is conned and robbed by a couple named Barbie and Clive. After Barbie and Clive flee the scene of the robbery, they arrive at a swanky resort hotel where we learn that Juliet and Shawn have just checked into — with the help of Shawn stealing Gus's credit card, naturally. Juliet and Shawn are there for a romantic weekend getaway — one they have promised will be completely devoid of police work and instead, filled with the opportunity to take their relationship to the next level.
Shawn and Gus are at the SBPD waiting to pick up their check when they spot an attractive, ethereal woman named Nicole, telling the police that she witnessed a murder in an ally on a busy street at the height of lunch hour. Given the circumstances, Lassiter and Juliet are unsure whether or not she is telling the truth. Her story sounds unbelievable even to Shawn, but Gus is really attracted to Nicole and wants to further investigate.
We open on Young Juliet's birthday party. She's sad because her father hasn't showed up yet. There is a ring at the doorbell and she thinks it's him, but it isn't, and she is devastated.
Present day, Vick goes over a case with Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet involving stolen oxygen tanks from a medical supply company. Lassiter and Juliet suspect the criminals are going to sell the tanks for a profit, however after they learn the street value isn't that high, they think perhaps this crew is up to something bigger.
Everyone is celebrating a high profile murder case Lassiter cracked that is going to be featured on the local news that night. Shawn is annoyed by Lassiter's endless boasting about his victorious take down of Bernie Bethel, a millionaire accused of murdering Sheila Hanson, a woman he was having an affair with at the time of her death. The news report airs, and everyone gathers around to watch. Bernie's brother Daniel is interviewed, saying he is completely shocked and devastated by everything that has happened with his brother.
We open on a Seabird's Minor League baseball game in which the batboy, Young Shawn, is seen idolizing the star player Cal Eason.
We then cut to present day. Shawn is playing in a police league softball game for the SBPD. Henry is the umpire and calls Shawn out at home plate, thus causing them to burst into a shouting match. There is definitely some leftover tension between Shawn and Henry from his Little League days. Henry ends up throwing Shawn out of the game.
A report on TV tells us that a regional drug trafficking gang, The Camino Drug Syndicate, has been successfully moving thousands of kilos of product through the streets of Santa Barbara.
Lassiter is having a drink after work at a bar when he meets a woman named Marlowe, whom he is instantly attracted to. They hit it off immediately. After Lassiter tells her he is a cop, she asks to be excused to use the restroom. Several minutes pass by, and Lassiter thinks he has been stood up. Several minutes pass, and Lassiter checks the ladies restroom to see if Marlowe is okay. He doesn't find her. She has disappeared, and Lassiter is devastated.
The whole SBPD crew is at a local bar celebrating the retirement of a fellow officer. Shawn makes a toast to Jim Dubois, the retiree, then calls for a round of shots. Juliet heads out early, leaving Shawn and the boys alone for a night out drinking.