3006: Here and There


David fills Jess in on what happened at the Peck household after she stormed off. He tells her that the family decided to leave the business to Alexandra when he told them didn’t want to take over. David also made his family a delicious six-course dinner before taking off for Chesapeake Shores to get his job back at the Inn.

Trace and Abby get some alone time and he wants to know what Terri is like. Abby tells him that Terri writes a wonderful blog and is more perfect in person. She informs Trace that Wes is planning to propose to her. Trace apologizes that he wasn’t there for Abby when she needed him the most.

The next morning Trace meets with Mick at the club to sign some paperwork. Mick and Trace start talking about Trace’s dad and his life after retirement. Trace asks if Mick ever regrets missing out on his own kid’s childhood. Mick says yes and repeats one of his favorite sayings: “A measure of a man’s success is not what he has, but who he has to share it with.” Trace tells Mick he likes their one on one talks.

Simon and Bree do a joint Q & A at Wordplay to a packed audience. Bree becomes annoyed when Simon starts hijacking questions addressed to her and her book. Simon tries to defend his actions until Bree cuts him off and point blank asks him why he returned to Chesapeake Shores. Simon confesses that he offered to edit Bree’s book to be closer to her.

The O’Brien family gather for dinner with their significant others and Wes and Terri also join. Mick raises a glass and toasts to all the extra guests and welcomes them with open arms. After dinner, Bree and Simon get some alone time and Simon confesses that he likes Bree and her writing. Simon wants to know how to label their relationship. Bree tries to make a witty comeback and admits it is easier to be clever than to be vulnerable, and the two agree to talk about where they stand.