Laurel Harris continues to press Henry to run for mayor with a lunch invitation to be attended by contributors. Harris indicates that Jane is a very sweet person; however, Henry shouldn't allow her to interfere with a possible run for the mayoralty.
Although initially interested, Henry is torn between his position at The Drake, his wife and a newly developing consensus to have him run for the mayoralty. The audience does not have any indication as to how Henry will decide these issues.
Right now, Henry has to deal with Jane's depression issues and a mayoral campaign is the last thing he needs. Besides, the mayoralty of a city is a position which requires a lot of prior thought, commitment and a specific program in place. Clearly, Henry hasn't had the time to reflect on any of these things yet.
Gavin tries to deal with Olivia's hangover from the aftermath of the Halloween party, as well as a thief at The Drake. Dr. Evans agrees to examine Olivia and takes tests that show she was poisoned slightly with traces of chloroform in the blood. These test results concern Gavin greatly because they raise continuing
and unresolved concerns in Olivia's mind, as well as Gavin's.
Gavin deals with the situation by offering to forgive part of Evans' rent together with a $50,000 loan in exchange for Olivia's test results to be kept out of public view. Clearly, Olivia's problems could be very problematic for Gavin if they ever become public knowledge. Shortly, Olivia's problems become very problematic.
A new character emerges by the name of Victor Shaw. He is a counterbalancing force to Gavin because he demands possession of The Drake and suggests that Olivia get a blood test by a different physician to prove that she may have been poisoned by Gavin at the Halloween party. Shaw seems to know a lot about
Gavin's business and personal issues. But, where does he secure this data? This is an important unresolved issue with viewers.