At the Nurses Ball, Molly introduced her mother as the recipient of the first annual Pioneer Award, but Alexis was nowhere to be found. Backstage, Finn professed his feelings for Anna and admitted that he'd always cared for her and had never stopped. Both Finn and Anna were teary-eyed as Alexis stood in the wings and listened. Suddenly, there was a loud crash as Alexis knocked something over.
Finn, Anna, and Alexis looked at each other awkwardly. Alexis rushed out of the area as Lucy was making a speech about a glitch in the proceedings. Alexis ran across the stage and out through the seated crowd with Finn in pursuit. Alexis went out the door, but Finn stopped and looked over to a newly seated Anna.
Lucy proceeded to announce the next act instead. Ned, as his stage persona Eddie Maine, and Olivia performed "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" with Ned's band. Olivia was dressed in white boots and a seventies-looking outfit. There was a rousing round of applause.
Out in the hallway, Valentin tried to get Nina to head for home, but she refused. She wanted to see the acts including Valentin's, although he told her he had a piano for a private show in Morocco. She advised him that he'd promised Lucy he'd perform. She wanted to know what was going on, and she finally persuaded Valentin that they should stay until the end.
Molly went at Finn and called him a jerk who had humiliated her mother. She warned him to stay away from Alexis. Anna and Finn got together, and he admitted that things hadn't gone as planned. Anna revealed that, "for the record," she wasn't dying, but Finn replied that, "for the record," he'd meant everything he'd said. Anna disclosed that she cared about Finn, too. Finn announced that he had to find Alexis and apologize, and Anna revealed that she had a meeting that she couldn't tell him about. She thought that things would be better once the evening was over.
Ava and Griffin were seated at a table, and Ava suggested they head to Griffin's room for some relaxation. She was clearly annoyed after Griffin told her that he wanted to stay and watch the show. Sonny stood nearby with Stella and Mike. Stella advised Sonny that outsiders could pick up on things, and he had obviously been throwing some dirty looks in Ava's direction. She thought that Sonny should not act so unkindly toward her.
Mike noted that Sonny had a "deadly temper," and Sonny admitted that it was difficult to be in the same room as Ava. He turned around and lifted his glass to Ava cheerfully. Ava was bewildered. Peter received an email that his mother would be waiting for him. Robin saw Anna and asked about Finn, but Anna told her it was complicated.
Kim accompanied Oscar and Josslyn toward the backstage area to get ready for the next performance. They were surprised when Drew walked in, and Oscar hugged him to thank him for showing up. Molly advised Julian not to do anything about her mother, who was vulnerable. Kim wandered over to Julian and asked him what he was going to do. Julian reminded Kim that he was with her for the evening. They sat down for the performance. Lucy introduced Oscar and Josslyn, and they sang a song as Oscar played guitar. They received a standing ovation when they were finished.
Sonny was proud of Josslyn and gave her a hug. Mike complimented the youngsters, and Stella admitted she was enjoying Mike's praises. Kim waved, and Josslyn and Oscar headed over to her, Drew, and Ned. There were jokes and congratulations all around.
Finn finally found Alexis at the Metro Court bar with a drink. He asked if it was a double vodka, but she angrily told him it was a club soda. Finn stated that he was sorry and hadn't meant to hurt her. Alexis explained that he hadn't hurt her, but "I just hurt." She had known all along that he cared for Anna, and she'd allowed herself to be used in his game.
Finn admitted that he'd fallen for Anna more than he'd realized but had not been using Alexis. He declared that he wouldn't know how and had just wanted to move on. Alexis told him that was called a rebound. Alexis added that that was why people in the A.A. meetings weren't supposed to hook up. Finn blamed himself and assured her it had nothing to do with the group. Alexis wanted Finn to leave her alone, so he left the bar.
Back at the ball, Kiki asked Molly if she could join Molly at her table. Molly asked about Dr. Bensch, but Kiki replied that she wanted to sit with people her own age. Maxie wasn't feeling well, and she asked Peter to take her home. Anna rose, and Robin wondered if she was leaving to meet Finn. Anna said yes, and Robin clarified that it wasn't really about the emails that Anna had been receiving all evening. Anna said it was important, they embraced, and Anna left. Valentin got up to follow her, but Lucy got to him first. It was his turn to perform.
Kim continued to wonder if Julian would go after Alexis, and again he insisted that he was with Kim. Kim reminded him that they had promised to be honest with each other, and she was giving him an "out." Stella introduced Mike to Felix and Deanna and told him they were nurses. Later, Kim found Olivia snooping through the "swag bags."
In Peter's office, Sam played with the cigarette lighter that she had picked up from Peter's desk. She remembered Jason stating that Faison's lighter had been missing from his belongings in the hospital. She looked at the initials CF on the lighter. "Find the lighter, find Henrik," Sam said. She picked up the book by Sinclair and paged through to the end. Everything was turning out to be the same as the book.
Jason stopped by Nelle's hospital room and found Michael by Nelle's side. Michael rose and headed out to the hallway to hear what Jason had to tell him. Jason advised Michael that Carly had not pushed Nelle down the stairs, and he believed that Michael had known that. Michael accused Jason of always defending Carly and reminded Jason that he hadn't been at the party. Jason replied that Michael hadn't been there, either, but Michael repeated the chain of events that Nelle had described.
Jason insisted that Nelle had been lying because Carly would never have risked hurting the baby. He told Michael about all the incidents that Carly had suffered through, and he would prove that Nelle had been behind all of them. He also believed that the blanket had existed, and he would find it. Jason received a phone call and asked the caller to hold on. He warned Michael to be careful, and Michael agreed that he had "a lot to think about." Jason got back to his call. It was Sam, and she needed to see him.
Michael headed back into Nelle's room and learned that while he'd been gone, Nelle had been given the clearance to go home the following day. She looked at his face and asked if anything was wrong. Michael stated that he'd heard about his mother and the fact that someone had been "messing with her head" for quite some time. He wondered if Carly had said something to Nelle.
Nelle recalled hearing something about disappearing notes and Morgan's cologne, but it hadn't made any sense. She started to breathe heavily, and her monitor went off. Michael told her to calm down, and he apologized for upsetting her. Nelle understood, but she stressed that Carly had been out of control at the party -- and Nelle's falling down the stairs had not been an accident. Nelle believed that Carly had wanted her to fall. Michael told her to close her eyes and get some sleep. He sat and stared at her.
Jason found Sam at the Metro Court, and she showed him the lighter that she'd found in Peter's office. She asked if it had belonged to Faison because she had recalled Peter visiting with Faison in the hospital the night of Faison's death. She added that events were turning out like in P.K. Sinclair's book. Jason couldn't believe that Faison had told him the truth for a change. He had said that Henrik would be "hiding in plain sight."
"Henrik Faison is Peter August," Jason exclaimed. He wondered why Sam had been in Peter's office, and Sam stated that she had been working on a case. Jason assumed correctly that that was why Sam had decided to stay on at Aurora. She told him that Maxie was with Peter for the evening, and Jason noted that they would have to be careful or someone would get hurt.
Jason headed to the ball and asked Robin about Anna's whereabouts. She didn't know. Sam advised Jason that Maxie had left with Peter, and Jason thought it would be important for them to try to get into Peter's email for more information.
Peter drove Maxie home, and as they traveled, she apologized for forcing him to leave the ball early. Peter claimed that he'd had work to do, anyway. Suddenly, Maxie shrieked and announced that her water had broken. She shouted at Peter to pull the car over. She squealed as she was consumed in pain. Peter was anxious and stated that they should head to the hospital. Maxie was upset. She said that something was wrong, and it was too soon for that to be happening.
Julian stood behind Alexis at the Metro Court bar until she realized that he was there.
Back at the ball, Kim wandered over to Drew and asked if she could spend the rest of the evening with him because they were both alone. She stated that Julian had needed to "see someone."
Sam and Jason rushed into Peter's office while Jason tried to reach Spinelli on the phone. He was unsuccessful and suggested that Sam had probably learned all she needed to know in order to hack into Peter's email herself. Jason explained that they didn't have time to wait for Spinelli to get back to them.
Lucy introduced Valentin as the next performer. He glanced over at Anna's empty chair as he sat down at the piano. He played and sang "The Book of Love" to Nina, who had tears in her eyes. He stood to applause and walked to the edge of the stage to face the audience. Robin rose slowly and looked beyond Valentin, who turned around slowly. Scorpio grabbed him and slugged him.
• Maxie passes out at the hospital.
• Robert informs Dante and Finn of Anna's predicament.
• Anna instructs Jason to put his gun down, but he refuses.
• Kiki tells Michael that she doesn't want to go home.