Maggie is in the diner when Jason McGuire walks in. He orders a cup of coffee with a bit of lemon peel. She asks if he's passing through, or looking for work. He asks if he looks like an ordinary seaman. He tells her he's a first officer. She asks what he's looking for, and he says maybe a safe harbor in a storm. She says he looks too intelligent not to be doing something important. He impresses Maggie with his knowledge of coffee.
Vicki walks in, and tells Maggie that Mrs. Stoddard is back. Jason interrupts and asks if Vicki mentioned Mrs. Stoddard. He asks if she's okay, and Vicki says the danger is passed. He asks what Vicki does for Liz. He quizzes her on who all is up at Collinwood. Vicki asks if he knows Liz. and he says he did years ago. He asks about Mr. Stoddard, and Vicki is surprised to hear someone mention Paul Stoddard. She says he went away 18 years ago. She asks if he knows him, and he indicates that he did. She asks if he's seen Paul, and he says he has not, and that it's possible, if no one has seen him, that Paul Stoddard is dead. Jason leaves, and Vicki asks Maggie about him. She says it was strange he was asking so many questions.
There's a knock at the door at Collinwood, and Carolyn answers. It's Jason to see Mrs. Stoddard. He weasels his way into the house, telling Carolyn he remembers her from when she was very young. He says he'll wait inside, without answering Carolyn's questions about who he is. He says she's trying to spoil the surprise of her mother seeing him.
Liz calls from upstairs, and Carolyn tells her there's a surprise visitor to see her.
In the drawing room, Jason fixes himself a drink. Liz walks in, and is shocked to see Jason McGuire.
John: Wow, Liz not only lies and asks Vicki to cover for her—now she starts using Vicki as an alibi, lest anyone know she was walking around the house in the middle of the night.
Christine: These are the actions of a desperate woman.
John: I think we should all follow Jason McGuire's lead, and start calling The Blue Whale "The Dead Whale."
Christine: Was that a Freudian slip on his part? It has a certain ring...
Christine: He's quite the charmer. I think Carolyn just found a new crush.