Ojai Foods is closing its doors. All employees gather together as Sarah briefs them on the bad news.
Sarah is willing to go to extreme measures to make sure the workers who served Ojai so well are covered for the future. One of her moves is to sell the building for top dollar to a developer who wants to make it a parking garage.
Nora tells the garage guy to take a hike.
Nora meets Roger Grant, the original designer of the building. Her hope is that Roger will want to buy the building for sentimental reasons. But Roger considers that building one of his least impressive structures.
Sarah contacts Ojai’s top competitor hoping he’ll give some of her people jobs. But the economy’s rough and the competition isn’t hiring.
Sarah offers to sign over three of her semis in exchange for positions for her drivers and loaders. It’s a deal, though not one that goes over well with the rest of the family.
When Kevin asks Sarah how she intends to pay for the trucks, Sarah says she plans to sell her house.
Sarah feels responsible for the downfall of Ojai. A
Nora says, “I think you have to lean into those feelings.” They check out the original plans Roger Grant developed for Ojai.
A second set of blueprints labeled “Narrow Lake” reveals plans for a house William wanted to build for Nora. Sarah says, “This is more than a house. This is a love letter. He really loved you. You’re allowed to lean into those feelings.”
Nora seems to take her daughter’s advice.
Holly has a job interview at Maddox Thompson Foods. She’s overqualified for the job, but Holly convinces the interviewer that she’s ready to try something new.
Rebecca is also looking for a new job, but Justin has other ideas. He wants to go to Haiti for a year where he’ll get medical school credits.
Rebecca’s not keen on the Haiti idea, especially since she has a follow-up job interview. Too bad Justin didn’t know about the first interview.
Rebecca ends up getting the job. What she didn’t know is that it’s the same position her mom was gunning for.
Robert has a clandestine meeting with shady contractor Bill Stanton. It’s all part of his secret mission to bring the guy down. A job with a $7 million salary is offered to Robert if he’ll push Stanton’s contract through the appropriations committee.
Robert has officially entered uncharted waters.
Kitty sends Robert to a dinner so that she can stay home and help deal with Ojai. Bill Stanton is at the dinner. He knows that Robert has been working with Joe Rawling. Stanton threatens Robert, saying he better back off or he’ll destroy Kitty.
Stanton’s threat has given him pause.
Everyone gathers in the Ojai office to share one last drink before the doors close for good. Saul raises his cup and toasts Ojai.
Scotty sings a sweet song about memories and the hope for joy after one says goodnight.
The lights go off at Ojai forever.