Stunned by David's death, Helen has a hard time explaining her presence in the Freedman home, while the rumor mill works overtime at Cardway. Brian and Summer worry about Don and Helen's reaction to their upcoming marriage. Don resists Bree's seduction attempt, and returning home, is met by Malcolm, who informs him of the Valerio shooting. Brian and Stacey converge on the Walling home to offer their support but are unable to stop the disintegration of their parents' marriage. Don and Helen have a bitter confrontation, during which a shocked Helen learns that Don wasn't unfaithful with Bree MacIntire.