Amber is shocked when she goes to Lances apartment and is told that hes dead. Sheila assures Erica that it wont be long before Rick realizes how special she is. Rick admits to Brooke that he cant conceive of any reasonable explanation for Ambers behavior. He wonders how many times he can swallow his pride and forgive her. Brooke points out that taking a stand, even if it means ending his marriage, may be the right thing to do. Sheila assures Ziggy that the Forresters may never know that shes Ericas mother, but shell have the joy of knowing that Erica and Rick are together. The police call Ziggy and inform him about what happened to Lance. Sheila denies it when Ziggy asks if she had anything to do with Lances demise. Amber notes to Rick that she doesnt have an explanation after all because of Lances death, but Rick is furious and doesnt want to hear any more excuses. He cant put himself in a position to be disappointed again. Amber assures Rick that she loves him, and that someday hes going to take her back.