Next week just reinforces why we love Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye). How? Let us count the ways. First, he's totally cute and dotes on little Emma when she gets sick. Second, he totally takes psycho Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) on! As the custody war between Ryan (Cameron Mathison) and Annie over Emma gets more intense, Zach advises Annie "as a friend" to get therapy to prove she's a stable mom (no therapist in the world could show this woman's all there). Little does Annie know that Zach's observing her session and busts her confessing to Richie's murder! Blackmail is NOT a girl's best friend, as Annie learns when he threatens her to drop the custody suit or else. But does Zach know who he's dealing with? I mean, there's the whole incident with Annie and the fire poker ... .
Annie's best friend, Greenlee (heh -- Just making sure you were paying attention) is having a problems with drugs. Specifically, her drug of choice: Ryan! The two just can't stay away from each other. This is not welcome news to Aidan's (Aiden Turner) ears, literally and figuratively, as he's spying on the two via a bug that he put in Greenlee's earrings. Tricky thing, earrings. They can be taken off, and what Aidan hears when they are can cause a whole new slew of problems.