Episode # 15,727----Phillip enters reeling from the treatment options Ed has given him, to encounter Alan and James arguing over James' future. Alan tells Phillip they need to join together and whip James into shape. Phillip says he has other plans to bring the family together with a new set of memories. Alan then overhears Phillip on the phone making plans that Alan is not supposed to find out about. Phillip begs James to think before he acts in hopes of breaking the father/son battle that has followed so many Spauldings. He tells James he has a plan to put it all to an end. Convinced Phillip is planning to take over the company, Alan comes to Company to find Rick and see if he has
heard of Phillip's plan. He runs into Ed who reassures Alan Phillip has not been in town long enough to plot just yet. Phillip covers when Rick catches him on his way to meet Ed. Once alone, he tells Ed he's going to decline the treatment and take the two months he has left. Phillip says he has a lot of work to do in these months to help Alan and the family come together. Ed promises he and Lillian will continue to help as they can. James shares with Alan that Phillip mentioned a plan to help the family and Alan takes this as confirmation that Phillip is planning to take over the company. Phillip tells Alan and James he must leave town for a few days to follow up on information that could change their lives. Alan offers to accompany Phillip on his trip.
While trying to figure out how to cover the cost of a leaking roof and a broken stove at Company, Buzz and Frank get a call that Coop's belongings are still in his locker at school. Mel informs Cyrus that Remy convinced her to take his case. She tells him it's time to be serious, charm won't get him out of this one. As Buzz goes through Coop's old things, he finds everyday items but he also finds the notebook and tapes labeled "Jenna Bradshaw Project". Mel tells Cyrus Buzz is willing to testify on his behalf but the case is still looking difficult. Cyrus says they better figure something out because he still has work to do in the world and there is a reason Buzz believes in him. Buzz rushes in with the box of stuff from Coop's locker. He listens to a tape from Jenna, and realizes Coop had done months of research for his book. Buzz confronts Cyrus to see how much he knows about Coop's book. Buzz tells Cyrus he is posting bail so Cyrus can help Buzz figure out all the materials on Jenna that Coop left him.
Marina and Mallet get started on the unofficial investigation to clear Marina's name. As Mallet brings Marina the dumpster to look at the stroller, he explains why he got frustrated and broke the stroller into pieces. They head off to find clues that don't lead to Marina. Marina continues to bring Mallet to sites related to the murder in order to find clues that point elsewhere from her. Mallet and Marina show up at the Police Station to grab a file but find no one there.
Dinah and Shayne enjoy a private moment of celebration when Matt interrupts them and they announce their engagement to him. Matt reminds Dinah to focus on her bright future with Shayne and to keep quiet about the murder. Matt reminds Shayne that Dinah has been through a lot and deserves to be happy. He is pleased when Shayne promises to make her happy. Dinah tells Alan she is engaged to Shayne and jokes they are all in the family now. Alan laments he has enough family to control and Dinah suggests he stop trying to control them. Dinah enters to find Mallet and Marina pouring over the case and is surprised to find out it isn't a closed case. Dinah thanks Shayne for knowing her and loving her anyway. As Mallet and Marina rush around to finish their errands, Marina remembers she was shopping on the day in question and has receipts to show her where abouts and clear her.
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