In the second-season finale, Jack's distant behavior has Olivia searching for answers. Meanwhile, Jack opens up to Jeri; Warren's business dealings put Eric in a sticky situation; and Bob learns about Peggy's painful memory.
Jack conceals his relapse from Olivia just as she invests more deeply in their relationship. Elsewhere, Eric gets irrevocably entwined in Warren's shady deals. Included: an appearance by "Cedar Cove" book-series author Debbie Macomber.
Jack doubts himself in the newsroom, and the ramifications are disastrous. Elsewhere, Olivia looks past Rebecca's bad attitude and puts her faith in her; a new ranch hand ignites jealousy in Grace; and Cecilia moves into Olivia's house.
In the conclusion of this second-season opener, an impending adoption causes turmoil, so Jack and Olivia get involved in the situation. Meanwhile, Maryellen sets out to clear John of any wrongdoing, but she gets tangled in a criminal's plot.
In Part 1 of the two-part second-season opener, Olivia deals with difficult memories as she tries to comfort Jack and Eric at the hospital. Elsewhere, Justine and Seth disagree with Warren in the wake of the restaurant fire.