Eva visits Cologne and surprises everyone with her friendliness. But Britta doesn't trust the transformation and she tries to lure the old Eva out again. David's speech is not without effect. Impressed, Vivien is emotionally closer to him than ever, which Monika does not miss. Sina braves the news that Bambi's condition is deteriorating, but despair overwhelms her.
When Simone tries to appease the BDE, Justus tensely blurts out important information in front of Richard. While the preparations for the kick-off event are taking over Lucie, she receives a tempting offer from her business school. Isabelle can't shake the bad feeling after her accident and without further ado drives to the alleged accident site with Yannick.
Erik has to admit that he would gladly accept Laura's job offer. But the longing for Toni is too great to cancel the trip together. Laura understands that Toni is tipping the scales and informs her about Erik's dilemma. Laura's ruse catches fire, because shortly afterwards Erik receives an unexpected call from Toni.