Chris is discharged from hospital and is recovering, and Cassie sits her philosophy exam. Afterward, Sid cooks a meal for Cassie to celebrate end of
exams, but foolishly invites Tony and Michelle, as well as Jal. Due to Michelle and Cassie's rift, the meal is a disaster, and results in Michelle saying Jal is the worst off, inadvertently revealing Jal's pregnancy to Chris, who is distraught. Cassie sees Chris’ mother outside and invites her in but she walks off, crying as she remembers what had happened to Chris's brother. Cassie overhears Chris crying in his bedroom, and he later becomes ill again, forgets Jal’s name and has a Blood pressure build up on the membrane, dying in Cassie’s arms. Distraught, Cassie flees to New York, homeless, penniless and with her mental state nearly as bad as ever. Fortunately, she is taken in by a kind waiter from Iowa, named Adam (Stephen Michael Kane), with whom she develops a platonic friendship. Cassie goes to bed one night at Adam's apartment, and wakes up to find a green apple and a note from Adam saying that he "went away" for a little while. This has been interpreted in different ways: many believe that Adam kills himself because of the death of the girl in his pictures, others believe that he runs away to find this same girl. Whatever the case, this leaves Cassie distraught and the episode ends with Cassie running through the streets of New York.