Chase is heartbroken after Alex's desertion to take the tour Chris Keller advised, yet overcomes his bitterness toward Keller, who pleads her artist temperament was a lost case from the start. Julian is near despair about the unused studio until a TV series project comes within reach. Alas coaxing the studio proves tragically incompatible with paternal duties, while Brooke charms investors for her boys fashion project with her father. Clayton's problem is worse then thought, as Quinn discovers spying on him. Haley now runs Karen's cafÃ©, but her cook is sick, so Dan steps in but that costs some bigot customers, and a mystery competitor opens across the street.