Fuentes believes he is under a curse and his behavior becomes increasing bizarre. After he nearly kills Vincent, Vincent tries to persuade Matt to hire him at the hotel. Also, Elizabeth wants to hire Arielle and Brianna as models to help launch a new clothing line, but Alex is against the idea. Matt learns that Maggie and Alex were once close friends and that a tragedy torn them apart.
Matt tries to get Maggie's homemade CD into the hands of a music promoter without her knowledge. Meanwhile, Alex is shocked when Fuentes pulls out of their deal to launch a casino cruise, but he is encouraged by helping Arielle land a job in a shampoo commercial. He also volunteers to become Arielle's manager, but she isn't thrilled with his overly aggressive tactics.
Elizabeth prepares to host a wedding for her best friend's daughter at the hotel, but the bride-to-be takes off with Vincent. Elsewhere, an assassin tries to kill Fuentes at Alex's club; and Arielle lands a modeling job, but she isn't sure shell go through with the shoot because it requires nudity.
Sparks fly between Elizabeth and a fashion designer (Michael Nouri), who is also one of her former flames, when he arrives in town for a fashion show at the hotel. The friendship between Arielle and Brianna is tested when they compete for the final runway spot in the show. Also, Vincent gets jealous when Matt and Maggie flirt.
Matt's father shows up unexpectedly and claims that he just wants to see his son, but Charlie suspects the visit is linked to past gambling debts. Meanwhile, Arielle celebrates her first magazine cover and Brianna plays poker with some of Alex's rich out-of-town friends. Also, Elizabeth tries to sell a luxurious condo in the hotel that Fuentes is determined to buy.
A dirty cop (Steven Bauer) tries to get Elizabeth to pay him protection money to stay out of her club's business, which forces her to turn to Fuentes for help. Also, Arielle attempts to impress a much sought-after modeling agent.
Working-class buddies from Brooklyn, Matt (Marcus Coloma) and Vincent (Chris Johnson), move to Miami and land jobs at a ritzy hotel, and meet up with Matt's former girlfriend (Odette Yustman), who works as a fashion model. Elizabeth: Vanessa Williams. Alex: Lee Thompson Young.