It's Bethany Joy Galeotti's turn to go behind the cameras once again after working on the One Tree Hill episode "Screenwriter's Blues," and this time, she'll be adding more emotional layers to the series with a depressing storyline about her character Haley dealing with a seemingly hopeless situation involving her mother Lydia.
After learning that her mother is dying of pancreatic cancer, Haley refuses to believe that she'll soon lose her mother. She's trying to look for ways to better her mother's worsening condition but all she has right now is hope.
Meanwhile, Brooke and Julian are forced to deal with their volatile relationship in the midst of a hectic movie shoot. Clay and Quinn spend some time apart, and Miranda is desperate to prove to Grubbs (guest star Michael Grubbs of the band Wakey!Wakey!) that she's the right person to produce his album.