In order to spend time together apart from their families, Noah and Alison take a day trip to remote Block Island. But as the two grow closer, they quickly learn that intimacy can be a double edged sword.
Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father. A chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.
Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.