Gordon is held a funeral after he deceases from having a heart attack. Phil (II), Carol, and Todd deliver eulogies to him, as Melissa and Carol catch up at Gordon's old house. Carol comes up with a distraction to leave, so she can come up with what happened to Phil. Phil (II) then welcomes Carol back, as Erica is displeased and makes Carol aware that the two are now a couple. Trying to make sympathy for Phil, Carol tells the others that Phil had died.
Carol goes back to the RV to work out the details of Phil's death. Phil is a bit displeased, but Carol promises to make Phil's death ending as him a hero. After working out the details, Carol explains to Melissa and Todd that Phil died by falling off the Grand Canyon, after rescuing Carol. Carol then sees Gail writing Gordon's name in the sand, and Carol proceeds to do the same thing. Carol then heads to the RV and tells Phil that he will be "resurrected".
With Gordon's death, Gail teaches some CPR to the group, but she ends up breaking into tears over the death of Gordon. Carol soon has the group explain what they liked about Phil, only to say negative things about how he threatened to kill and have sex with them. Carol then reveals that Phil is alive, disappointing the group. Carol comes back later at night, and proceeds to say they are returning to Tucson. Carol begins to explain that the "old" Phil is dead, and that he has changed, and the group agrees to forgive him. But things end up bad when Phil enters the house with a gun and keeps them at gunpoint, while apologizing for his bad behavior. Carol then tells him they were going to forgive him anyway. Phil is then punished by the crew and is put into locked stocks for his punishment.