Callie interviews for a job at Well-Core Medical, formerly Palm Glade Regional, where she used to work. But she thinks she blows it after mentioning she's engaged.
The station throws Jim and Callie an engagement party but Jim has to leave to investigate his latest murder: Meghan Daniels, shot girl and spokesmodel for Velvet Cherry rum, was found dead outside a party for the new drink. She was hit in the head with a bottle and her body was found next to a life-size cardboard cutout of herself. Initial suspicions fall on Velvet Cherry's owner, JoJo Cabrillo, when DNA is found on Meghan's ring and JoJo sports a cut on her cheek, but JoJo says she got the cut after breaking up a fight at the launch party. She liked Meghan and even co-signed a loan for $60,000 for her so she could go to grad school.
Jim learns about Meghan's competition, Ashley, who was passed over for the spokesmodel gig. She is her sick father's caregiver. Ashley says Meghan was hand-picked by Pruitt Wolcott, JoJo's husband and the distributor for Cabrillo rum. Jim accuses Pruitt of sleeping with Meghan, but Pruitt denies it. He suggests Ashley killed Meghan because she was jealous of her.
Daniel and Jim find that Ashley was making secret payments to Meghan, but Ashley explains that she was paying back a loan Meghan gave her for her father's medical expenses. Jim points out that with Meghan gone, Ashley doesn't have to pay back the debt, which could be a motive for murder.
Daniel finds that Pruitt made weekly reservations at a hotel and later discovers secretly recorded footage on Meghan's phone of him and Meghan semi-naked and in a hotel room. Pruitt is drunk and says he doesn't love his wife.
The DNA from Meghan's ring is from JoJo and surveillance footage shows that she and Meghan had an argument at the party and left through a back door. Later she returns, by herself, with the scratch. But she says the fight was about how Meghan was representing the brand. She didn't know about the affair with her husband, but if she did, she wouldn't have co-signed the loan for Meghan to go to grad school.
Daniel finds the money from the loan was mostly still in Meghan's bank account — aside from $16,000 that went to Vaghn Enterprises, a company Meghan started up. There's no record she applied to any grad school.
JoJo admits she knew about her husband's affair, but swears the loan was for Meghan to go to school. She's not going to throw away her marriage over the affair. Jim shows her the video of a Pruitt and Meghan and she looks sad.
Meanwhile, Meghan's phone is getting texts from distributors who do business with Wolcott Distribution. It looks like she was launching her own distribution company.
Callie resigns from her job at Atlanta General, but is nervous because she doesn't have another job lined up in Palm Glade yet.
Jim reveals the secret video to Pruitt, who normally drinks non-alcoholic beer, and says Meghan got him drunk and stole information on his clients for her own business. He admits to having an affair with her, but denies killing her.
Jim notices Pruitt travels a lot for work and there are different addresses listed on his calendar. Daniel works on finding out more on the locations.
JoJo, who is now having the money in Meghan's account frozen, tells Jim she's going to divorce Pruitt and will now use a different distributor. There are some things she can't forgive. She selects Ashley as the new face of Velvet Cherry, but Ashley doesn't show up to her first gig. Questioning her choice, JoJo says Ashley can't take care of herself, let alone an ailing parent.
Jim confronts Ashley, who is quickly moving from her house, and tells her he knows her father is dead. She was illegally cashing her father's pension checks and after Meghan found out, Ashley had to pay her off. Meghan used that money for her new company.
Carlos runs tests on a vomit sample found on the cardboard cutout and discovers it contains sodium yeast, which is normally found in beer, but no alcohol. Who drinks non-alcoholic beer at a rum party? Pruitt! Daniel finds the addresses on Pruitt's calendar are different AA meetings. He also finds Pruitt and JoJo's prenup, which states she would get 100% of his community property, including the distribution company, if she caught him drinking. THAT is the reason Pruitt killed Meghan. And after murdering her, he threw up on the cardboard cutout. Jim arrests him.
Callie finds out she got the job at Well-Core Medical after Miranda gave them a glowing reference. She moves out of her Atlanta apartment to start her life with Jim.