Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show, and she wants to know about an affair of his from years ago. Mark is dying of AIDS, and his mother comes to his bedside to talk truthfully. Meredith rebuffs Trent's charm, but Trent persists. Club-hopper Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit, while an adulterous couple meets at hotels for evening sex. By the week's end, their parallel stories converge.