Tracy expressed concern about Luke's callous behavior toward Monica. Luke justified his behavior and stalked off. Tracy wondered if Scott knew what had happened to Luke at Miscavige. Luke returned with champagne, but Tracy was gone. Kiki arrived looking for Michael. Luke offered her a mimosa after saying that he had not seen Michael.
Luke asked Kiki if she and Michael were having trouble. Kiki said that she and Michael were taking a step back. Luke laid his hand on Kiki's knee and told her she was too young to settle for just one man. Kiki was taken aback and bolted when Luke mentioned that A.J. had been shot and was at General Hospital.
At the hospital, Kevin catered a Chinese food lunch for Lucy. Kevin had amorous intentions, but Lucy was not interested. Kevin noted that Lucy seemed distracted and suggested that it was because of Scott. Lucy said that she was not thinking about Scott. Kevin said it was only natural for Lucy to be worried after what Scott had been through.
Kevin wanted to know if he was distracting Lucy. Lucy assured Kevin that she loved him. Kevin asked again what was distracting her, but before Lucy could answer, Tracy barged in and demanded to talk to Kevin about Luke. Lucy took the opportunity to leave. Tracy told Kevin about Luke's callous behavior and how Luke had kicked Monica while she was down.
Tracy said that Luke had been drugged and held captive and his behavior was atypical of Luke. Kevin told her that there was no sign of drugs in Luke's system. Kevin offered to talk to Scott to see if Scott was aware of any other trauma that Luke might have suffered during his captivity. Tracy hinted that Lucy and Scott were more than friends and warned Kevin to keep his eyes open. Kevin said he had nothing to worry about.
Tracy found Luke at the mansion, doing some online shopping. Luke said that he was looking for a gift for Monica as an apology for his earlier behavior. Luke said that he did not know what had happened to make him treat Monica so badly. Luke said that he was sorry. Luke admitted that his protective instincts had kicked in. Luke said that he did not want to do anything that would hurt Tracy.
Luke begged Tracy to forgive him. Tracy said that she would. Luke told Tracy that she was the only good thing in his life. Tracy thanked him for that. Luke asked where Tracy had been. Tracy said that she had been running an errand and that it was not important.
Outside A.J.'s room, Carly accused Sonny of shooting A.J. Sonny said he was at the hospital because he was worried about Michael. Monica arrived and went in to sit with Michael and A.J. Monica said that her cell phone had died while she had been looking for A.J. in bars, without realizing that A.J. was in the hospital. Michael comforted her.
Sonny switched the subject to Franco, but Carly said it proved Sonny's guilt. Carly kept asking Sonny if he had shot A.J. until Michael heard them and left A.J.'s bedside. When Michael asked what they were fighting about, Sonny answered that he and Carly were talking about whom had shot A.J. Sonny revealed that Julian Jerome was being held because he had been found holding a gun over A.J.
Michael questioned why Julian would shoot A.J. Sonny said he did not know, and added that his reason for being in the hospital was to support Michael, and he was sorry for what Michael was going through. Sonny patted Michael on the shoulder and walked away. Carly told Sonny that they were not done, but Sonny said that they were.
Carly and Michael wondered about Julian's motives. When Kiki arrived on the scene, Carly left the lovebirds alone. Kiki told Michael that even though they were taking a step back, she was still there for him, and he could call her anytime. Michael said that he had not called because everything had happened so fast. Kiki said that she had learned about it at the Quartermaines' after a weird encounter with Luke.
Michael asked about Luke, but Kiki said it was nothing. Kiki said that she had immediately left for the hospital as soon as she had learned about A.J. She asked how long Michael had been at the hospital. Michael said that he had been there all night and that Morgan had stayed with him. Monica sat at A.J.'s bedside and said a prayer that A.J. would get another chance to straighten out his life. As she held his hand, A.J. lifted a finger and opened his eyes.
In his hotel room, Scott remembered a tender moment, after he was rescued from Miscavige, when Lucy had said she could not let him go. When someone knocked on his door, Scott thought it was Lucy but found Franco there instead. Franco limped in on a cane and made a few Scott-like jokes. They both said they were fine, but Franco intuited that Scott was thinking about Lucy. Scott tried to deny it, but Franco was very perceptive.
Franco said that it was weird, but he wanted to help Scott because Scott had gone out on a limb for him. Franco told Scott that he could tell Franco anything. Franco made Scott laugh, and Scott said that Franco had gotten his sense of humor from Scott. They were about to share a moment when Lucy knocked on the door. Franco was glad for the interruption.
Lucy said hello to Franco, who left after thanking Scott for the conversation. Scott said that Lucy should leave also. Scott told Lucy that if she stayed, they would end up in bed. Lucy asked if that would be so bad. Scott said that it would be because she would go back to Kevin, and Scott no longer wanted to share Lucy. Scott said that Kevin would also catch on soon, because Franco, whom Scott had known only 20 minutes, had caught on. Scott told Lucy that he wanted to be her only lover.
Lucy tried to get Scott to relent, but Scott said that those were his terms. Lucy said that she would try to figure out how to be fair to both Scott and Kevin. Lucy opened the door to leave and found Kevin about to knock. He asked her what she was doing there. She said that she was there to check on Scott. Kevin accepted her explanation and replied that he was there to ask Scott about what had happened to Luke at Miscavige.
Anna tracked down Duke at Sonny's office. Duke was surprised to learn that A.J. had been shot. Anna questioned him about Sonny's whereabouts at the time of the shooting. Duke hesitated but eventually gave Sonny an alibi.
Anna was reluctant to believe him, despite the fact that she had found Julian holding his own gun over A.J.'s body. She told Duke that it was what she had feared when Duke had opted to work for a criminal. Duke told Anna that Sonny was all that kept Julian from hurting those that Duke loved. He told Anna that Julian would not hesitate to go after Anna once Sonny was out of the way.
Duke asked what evidence that Anna had against Sonny. She told him that there was not any. Duke asked if it was a witch-hunt against Sonny. Anna denied it but admitted that she had Julian in custody. Duke wondered why she was still going after Sonny. Anna said it was because Sonny had a motive, and Julian did not. Sonny entered the office and asked why Anna was there. She said that she was there to check Sonny's alibi. Sonny confirmed that he and Duke had been working at the warehouse together.
Sonny asked why she was questioning him when she already had Julian in custody. Anna said that Julian was a suspect and until Julian was convicted, Sonny was a suspect, too. Anna advised Sonny not to leave the jurisdiction and then stormed out of his office. Sonny thanked Duke for backing up his alibi. Duke said that he had proved his loyalty, but with all due respect, Sonny had not disclosed his reason for needing an alibi. Duke said that now that he was in possession of all the facts, he knew why Sonny needed an alibi; Sonny had shot A.J.
Franco returned to the hospital and met Carly who was very glad to see him. Carly filled Franco in on the shooting. Franco was delighted to hear that Julian was in custody and admitted gleefully that he did not like Julian.