When Maria finds out that her son is sleeping with Michelle Miller, she does everything in her power to ruin their relationship.
When Maria discovers that Lance was once William’s accountant she asks him to find her an investor to prevent the hostile takeover of Gianni.
When Alek is shot by the assassin and taken to the hospital, Michelle gives Gloria her love and support.
Maria spares no expense in planning a queen’s wedding – only to have William dump her at the altar.
As time runs out for Maria, Eddie agrees to pay back her multi-million dollar loan in exchange for a majority of Gianni’s shares.
After Maria calls in her fake heart attack she tells Lance to run to Michelle’s side, knowing Luke will come to the hospital to be by hers.
Sophia drops the bomb on Maria telling her William is Charles Blakely’s’ child, as William and Luke discuss taking a DNA test.
When Michelle needs help getting her company started, William tells her to call a friend of his, who turns out to be a friend of Maria’s as well.
Maria has no idea why William humiliated her at the altar, until Sophia Blakely takes credit for the big fiasco.
When Maria gets Lance to find her an investor, he introduces Maria to Eddie Zarouvian the gangster, who agrees to give her $21 million dollars.