A Perfect Match Part 2
Inside Grey House, Cassie find Grace sitting in the living room working on homework. Cassie sits down to talk to Grace about her and Sam. Cassie starts by telling Grace how much she loved her father and that when he died, a part of her heart died with him. She starts to tell Grace that she now has those same feelings about someone else. Grace interrupts her and reveals that she saw her kissing Sam. Grace admits that it was surprising and that she just needs some time. She truly wants her mom to be happy. They hug each other and, before leaving to get ready, Cassie asks Grace if she will do her a favor and deliver an envelope to John.
As the sun sets, the vendors and volunteers are busy putting on the finishing touches on the Middleton Lights Festival. Martha enters the main ballroom to find it completely covered in beautiful sparkling lights. She’s overwhelmed by the effort and the community spirit that made it all possible. Outside Nick and Grace talk about their parents dating as they make their way to the Ferris Wheel. When they arrive, Grace hands John the envelope, which he opens to find a coin and a note. The coin is one Cassie found on a trip to India. As John opens the note, Nick immediately recognizes the writing as Sanskrit. John is impressed by Nick’s recognition of the ancient writing. As Nick begins to talk to John about his job, John mentions that he’s bringing along some high school students on the dig in the Maldives. As they talk, Grace smiles, realizing her mom helped steer Nick to his own adventure.
As the night wears on, Abigail marvels over her effort bringing the festival together.
For years, Bonnie had Martha convinced that she was doing all the work but in reality, it was Martha who was always calling the shots. Abigail surmised that Martha really wanted to take over the festival but never thought she could. This time around, Abigail created a crisis so Martha had no opportunity to second-guess herself and could only do what needed to be done. Now, by Abigail’s reasoning, the festival is in the right hands.
As the festival reaches a crescendo, Sam is still nowhere to be found. Cassie calls over and over again, but her calls keep going to voicemail. As the festivities approach their climax, Abigail takes to the main stage and asks all the town to head outside for a special presentation. Then, as the crowd gathers outside, a beautiful fireworks display begins, showering light upon the festival and the town. All eyes are pointed upward, except for one. Cassie looks over the crowd, searching for Sam, but he is still nowhere to be found.