New Year’s Eve approaches and nobody’s plans are working out smoothly, including those of party planners Ms. Dupre and Mr. Elliot. Christian is returning to Germany for the holiday, to Winnie’s distress, but he tries to arrange an escort for her to the party. Jackson cancels his plans to go with Lauren after failing a midterm exam. Meanwhile, after Lazz’s actions have possibly saved Ashley’s life, she tries to repay him with slave-like devotion, but he pushes his good fortune too far.