Over At The Cory's, Rachel and Carl are discussing why Rachel confided in Felicia about Rachel's mistrust of Carl. Rachel apologizes to her husband and tells him she didn't betray his trust in her by confiding to Felicia. Carl tells her she shouldn't feel guilty about confiding in Felicia, after all she is your best-friend. Rachel told him she just didn't want him to think she was doubting her trust in him. Carl told her to forget about it and asks her if she would care for a cocktail before Cass and Felicia arrive.
At B.C.P.D., Cass was telling Toni about the Embers In The Snow mystery and the coincidences that keep occurring in chapters of the book. Toni told Cass she will work on it and find out what she can. Just then Felicia arrives which causes Cass to become even more paranoid. Cass told Toni that Felicia's the cause of all of these things happening and now he has come across a music box that plays Greensleeves, just like the character Winthrop Crass did. Felicia tries to convince Toni that she thinks Cass was being paranoid, and Wally the homeless man wouldn't hurt anyone. As the two of them continue to argue over Wally's guilt, with Toni in the middle of everything. Josie becomes annoyed at the constant noise and bickering and told them both to shut up! Taking that as there cue to leave, Cass and Felicia get ready to head over to Carl and Rachel's. Meanwhile, Toni asks Josie what has been going on with her lately. Josie covers and told Toni that she just has a lot on her mind about a case she's working on. Toni told her that Gary called at the station for her and wanted to know how late she was going to be working on her assignment. Alarmed, Josie asks Toni what did she tell Gary. Toni tells her that she told him she really didn't know how long Josie would be working on the case tonight.
Over at the Basketball Court, Gary was shooting a few hoops trying to relieve a little stress. Suddenly, someone shows up just as Gary was about to shoot another basket. They put their hands on his shoulder which causes him to turn around and almost slug them. It turns out to be Chris, who has some information for him. Chris told Gary that one of his sources has hinted that a notorious hit man was heading for Bay City to cause some serious mayhem. As the two discuss who the possible hit-man could be and who was the target, Gary tells Chris that he has to go to the police station and notify Josie. Chris decides to tag along and check in on Toni as well.
While sitting alone on a park bench, Amanda starts feeling very depressed and lonely and begins to cry to herself. Just then, the stranger who she saw jogging a few days ago comes up and asks her if she was alright. Startled to see that it was him, Amanda just says "it's you." The stranger then asks her if she has someplace to go or was she alone out here. Amanda told him she just comes here to get away and that she has a home. Upon hearing this, the stranger went to jog off. She tries to stop him and asks him who he is, but the stranger just keeps on going. He does drop his belt, which Amanda picks up. She then heads home, wondering about her mystery man.
At Vicky's Place, Jake arrives to drop off Steven's glove and as he glances in the window, he witnesses Grant and Vicky in an embrace. Jake burst into Vicky's place and yanks them apart. He demands to know just what the hell is going on between them and orders Grant out! Vicky told Jake he just can't barge up into her house and start taking charge. Jake told her that Grant is there to deceive her and play on her emotions. Vicky asks Jake why did he come there. He told her he was bringing Steven's baseball glove back to him. Just then Kirkland appears from downstairs and runs into Jake's arms. Kirkland told Jake about his upcoming art show and asks Jake to come to his art show. Jake accepts and Grant asks Kirkland to show him what pictures he's drawn so far. As the two go up to Kirkland's room, Jake tries to warn Vicky about what Grant did to Paulina and Dante, but Vicky already knows and tells Jake that Grant told her everything. Jake doesn't understand how she could forgive him and Vicky told him that she will not have Kirkland saying goodbye to another person he loves. Vicky told him that Grant was sorry for that and asks Jake doesn't Grant have a right to feel miserable. She then told Jake that he left her and he can't tell her who she can and cannot see. Jake ask her why was she hugging on Grant. Vicky told him she was consoling Grant and then accuses Jake of spying on her. Jake told her that he was here to protect the kids from Grant. Grant hearing them arguing comes from back downstairs. Grant told Jake he really doesn't know what was going on down here, but he thinks it would probably be best if he left. Jake told him, not so fast Grant. He then orders Grant to stay away from them, and told Vicky that he is only using her to cover his tracks. Vicky told Jake if that was so then she will see it and told him that he just can't come over there and order Grant out of her house. She finishes by telling Jake that she and Grant share a child together and always will. Jake says unlike they do. Vicky told him that was not what she meant, but Jake cuts her off saying he doesn't care what she meant. He turns his attentions back to Grant and told him that he loves those two boys like they where his own sons and if Grant does anything to harm them, he'll kill him. He then told Vicky as for her, she can do whatever she wants, since she's been doing it for the past few months any way. Jake leaves and Grant decides he should go as well. Vicky suddenly becomes short of breath again and Grant asks her if she was all right. Grant calms her down and he tells her that she's just having a panic attack. Grant plays with Kirk, but when Vicky watches them she sees Jake playing with Kirk.
Back At The Cory's, Cass and Felicia have shown up to spend an evening with Carl and Rachel. While they are all sipping on wine, Carl plays a cassette tape and suddenly music feels the room with "Greensleeves." Upon hearing this, Cass becomes very upset and told everybody that this was a sign. Carl tells him that they receive lots of tapes from Cory and this was probably a new version someone was submitting. Cass asks them who knew he was gonna be at Carl and Rachel's tonight. As they begin to speculate, Felicia asks Rachel can they go upstairs to check on the twins. As they leave A jittery Cass complains to Carl about the homeless man Wally, who has been terrorizing him by making Embers In The Snow come to life. He then told Carl about the music box he uncovered at Lila's. He also thinks that perhaps Felicia could be behind everything. Meanwhile, Felicia comes up with a suspect of her own and asks Rachel if she could try and get Carl to convince Cass that Wally was not behind this. As they begin to talk, Rachel told Felicia that Cass just read chapter 13 from Charlie's copy. Felicia thinks she knows who was behind it, Cass. When Rachel and Felicia return from being upstairs, Felicia and Cass both walk straight up to one another and accuse the other of being behind it. They start arguing and screaming, and then start laughing when they realize neither was behind what was happening. Amanda returns home and walks in on the playful evening. She told everyone that it sounds like old times in here. Carl asks her if she was referring to the days when Mac Cory was there. Amanda tells him that was not what she meant and then excuses herself to go upstairs. Carl feels like a first-class heal. Toni also drops by and told Cass that she has some information on the music box. Toni told Cass that only one music box playing Greensleeves was purchased in the last week, it was purchased with cash and was to be delivered to Lila, but it isn't a one of a kind one music box and could be purchased anywhere.
Back at the Police station, Toni asks Josie why she had to go out of town and Josie says that she was escorting a prisoner to Bay City who has been extradited. Toni then asks Josie if Gary knows about this. Just then, Gary and Chris show up and sense that they were having a heavy conversation. Gary calms the tension between them and he told Josie that everything will be all right tonight. Chris explains to Toni that he came by to see if she knew anything about the hit-man arriving was Bay City. Gary asks Josie if she knows anything about a hit-man coming to Bay City as well, but she denies knowing anything. They decided to leave and tell Toni and Chris they talk to them later........Back at home, Gary told Josie about that he grew up with someone like Grant. Someone with a smug smile who was also named Gary and liked to see people suffer because it made him feel like a big man. Gary confides to Josie how his father tormented him when he was a child.
At The Herald, Jake was sitting at his desk thinking of Vicky and looking at a wedding photo of him, Vicky and the boys. Just then the phone rings, Jake picks it up and when he hears his name spoke, he thinks it's Vicky. Marley tells him guess again, and Jake asks her how she was doing. Marley told Jake she was fine and ask him how are her two nephews doing. Worried about Grant's new closeness with Vicky, Jake told Marley Vicky was in bad shape these days and that neither he nor Donna can be there for her. He then begs Marley to help her sister before she gets in too deep. Marley told Jake she doesn't know if she can come back to Bay City. Jake eventually convinces her and Marley told him if she returns it will be because he asked her to, not for Vicky.
At Carlino's Paulina and Joe are getting closer and are all lovey-dovey. Nick and Sofia see that and tell each other they that it is funny how things work out for them. They talk to Paulina and Joe and Paulina ask how the music business was with Matt and Nick has not heard about this yet. They walk away. Paulina and Joe go to the kitchen and Paulina told him about going back into therapy and Joe says he was proud of her. Nick ask why she hasn't told him and Sofia says it was because they don't seem to have time to talk anymore. Joe leaves the restaurant and Nick says he has to do something and leaves again leaving Sofia up in the air. Paulina talks to Sofia and asks what was bothering her was it Matt being the problem?? Sofia says no. She was unsure where she stands with Nick and was wondering about the wedding. Paulina says that she should be sure what she wants cause a wedding was supposed to be for the rest of your life. She told Sofia it was OK to postpone the wedding. Sofia says she is glad to hear that.
Lila went to Cass's office and ask a favor. Cass wants the music box he answers her question. That she will not get any money from Shane's research until it was marketed and profits are made. A long time, Lila is frantic and runs off not telling Cass anything about the box.
Rachel was at home with a bust of Carl she was working on when Amanda comes out to talk to her. Rachel wants to know why Amanda was avoiding Carl. Amanda says she doesn't want to cause trouble for them. Rachel says She wants them to be a family. The phone rings it was Cass requesting to see her in his office alone.
Carl went to Matt's Apartment and wants Matt to come to the house and be there tonight for a surprise party for Rachel. Matt was suspicious but agrees to come. He and Carl shake hands on the truce. Carl leaves and later Lila shows up. She has something to talk with Matt about but he was getting ready for the party. She hints to Matt that the timing on the research was not going that quick. Matt told Lila about the new business he was starting with Sofia's help. Lila says Sofia was always dependable, only she means the sarcastically. Matt leaves and tells Lila to help herself to his takeout that he has other plans and leaves the keys with her. Lila notices art work in a box and finds a nude sketch of Sofia. She says she know what kind of business they are in and puts the scotch out on the chair in plain site. She hears her phone and runs home. It was bill collectors she act like her invalid mother and says Lila was not there.
Cass told Rachel that Carl was doing a restructuring of the company. Rachel says she knows and trusts Carl. Cass was doubtful but tells her he will keep his eyes on the business. Meantime Carl knows by his computer that Cass has requested the files in question.
Nick was talking with Joe about having the wedding soon in their church and Joe says it won't be that soon if in the church. Nick calls to schedule the chapel.
Cass went to Lila's for the music box she sold and the sheriff was at Lila's door. Lila freezes.
Carl and the kids surprise Rachel on her return she looks at Carl questioningly.
Gary warns Joe that a hired killer may be on his way into town. Carl surprises his wife by inviting all three Cory children to dinner but Rachel icily wonders aloud if the party was meant to distract her from the changes at the company. Meanwhile, a stranger lurks outside in the bushes, waiting for a chance to make his move. Cass helps Lila give the sheriff the slip when he arrives with an eviction order for nonpayment of rent. Felicia explains to Gary why she fears for a friend's life unless he helps her learn who was bringing Embers In The Snow to life. As Paulina organizes a game of charades, Matt pulls his sister aside and whispers that he suspects Carl was setting him up somehow. Later, Carl's quote from "Hamlet" sends Matt storming out of the party in a huff. Lila asks Cass to file an appeal on her behalf. Rachel lets Carl know she disapproves of him making such sweeping changes at Cory Publishing without consulting her first. Nick was upset to see a nude sketch of Sofia in Matt's apartment. A scream suddenly breaks the stillness of the night outside the Cory mansion.