In 1997, Detective Russell Poole launches the first major investigation into the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. Ten years later, Detective Greg Kading re-opens the still-unsolved case.
Emma is once again visiting Maggie at the hospital, today to ostensibly solicit advice on the retirement luau she and Tina are planning, but mainly to try to convince Maggie to ask Dr. Ericson out. Though Maggie is reluctant, thanks to Emma’s merciless meddling she finally screws up the courage -- and Dr. Ericson says yes! Much gleeful jumping ensues.
It’s almost time for Ladies’ Craft Night, but since the evening of ceramic owl painting will fall right after Emma’s third chemo treatment, Maggie is thinking she’ll cancel. Emma assures Maggie that she’ll be fine watching movies in bed, but Maggie isn’t feeling great about that — until Zach, recently returned from a trip to Greece with a cooler of sardines and some ancient wisdom, offers to take care of Emma.
Now that Emma’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, her next move is an appointment with star oncologist Dr. Leslie Rollins. As Emma stresses out about what outfit to wear to her first appointment, Maggie does her best to talk Emma down (and away from any berets) by assuring her that Dr. Rollins is the best there is — she’s even been on Oprah, after all.
While visiting Maggie at the hospital, Emma gets her first peek at Dr. Ericson, who’s stopped by the nurse’s desk to ask Maggie a favor: he’s agreed to be part of a promotional video for the hospital about the nursing program, and was hoping Maggie would appear in it with him. Naturally, she quickly agrees. Emma, who’s been spying on the whole exchange, senses a mutual attraction, but Maggie is still playing coy and assures Emma that she and Dr. Popsicle have an exclusively professional relationship.
While enjoying breakfast at a local restaurant, Maggie (Lennon Parham), Emma (Jessica St. Clair), and Charlotte have an awkward run-in with Tina (Lindsay Sloane), whom Emma hasn’t talked to since she and Mark got together.
Maggie (Lennon Parham) and Emma (Jessica St. Clair) are learning self defense from an intimidatingly awesome instructor named Cookie (Lauren Weedman), and while Maggie’s fierce moves are so impressive she scores an invitation to join Cookie’s class for elite students, Emma is warned that she’s a danger to herself and should forget everything she has learned immediately. Not a problem, Cooks.