The Nurses Ball was in full swing at the Metro Court as everyone greeted each other. Peter and Lulu said hello, and Lulu mentioned that she was working with Anna on finding Henrik. She revealed that she had allegedly been in contact with Henrik's mother, and she was waiting for the all clear from Anna to pursue a meeting.
Emma arrived to say hello to Robin and Anna, and Julian greeted a late-running Kim with a kiss. He admired her dress, and she complimented him in return. Lucy was introduced, and as the Mistress of Ceremonies, she in turn introduced the first act. The nurses of General Hospital performed "Everyday People" in colorful scrubs. Felix, Bobbie, Epiphany, Amy, and Deanna were among the group of singers and dancers. The audience applauded enthusiastically.
Following the first number, Lucy announced that the sponsor was Olay. She was hoping for everyone to make donations as they mingled during the breaks. Jordan greeted Chase, who disclosed that he was "taking one for the team." Jordan was confused but told him that she didn't like surprises. Curtis was surprised to see Stella, and he asked her if she planned on staying for the entire event. Stella assured him that she wouldn't bother him and Jordan.
Mike sat with Sonny and asked about Carly, but Bobbie arrived to interrupt and speak to Sonny. She couldn't believe that her daughter was in jail, and she told Sonny that Nelle had taunted Carly all day. Bobbie emphasized that Carly had not pushed Nelle down the stairs. Sonny declared that he was at the event for his dad.
Anna continued to stare at her phone until Emma suggested that it be confiscated. Robin pointed out Finn in case that was who Anna had hoped to hear from. Anna insisted that she had been concerned about Robert, but Robin didn't believe her. Robin was certain the phone watching involved Finn or Henrik.
Sam exchanged pleasantries with Maxie, who was with Peter. Maxie looked around for Jason, but Sam explained that Jason was involved in something else. Nina walked over and asked Maxie to take care of some business for Crimson because Nina and Valentin would be leaving for a mini vacation. Nina asked for a cigarette to calm herself, but no one had one. Peter made sure to clarify that he didn't smoke and had never smoked, and Nina was quickly dissuaded from the deed by the group. Peter had a call to make, and Sam wanted a drink.
Peter found Valentin speaking in French to someone on the phone and ordered him to hang up. Peter accused Valentin of knowing about Anna setting him up. As Sam ventured as close as she could to eavesdrop, Peter told Valentin off and shouted that it would be Valentin's fault if Peter were to be exposed. Sam continued to linger and pretended to be on her own phone. She was startled when Alexis walked over but claimed she was nervous for her mother accepting the Pioneer Award.
Valentin tried to calm Peter down but Peter accused him of being infatuated with Anna. Valentin promised he knew what he was doing, but Peter declared that he would take care of things on his own. Valentin exhaled deeply as Peter stormed off.
With Alexis gone, Finn sat alone and recalled Anna's will that he had seen by accident. He rose and went over to Anna's table. Emma asked why Finn didn't text them anymore, and Anna quickly stated that she could text them about things herself. Finn wondered if Anna might be performing, but she advised him that she wasn't.
Chase found himself at Lulu's table, and he asked if Dante was nervous. Before Lulu could say anything, Lucy arrived to drag Chase backstage to get ready. Chase wondered if the other cops were already there. When Dante returned to the table, Lulu asked what Chase had been talking about. Dante felt bad and found Chase backstage to explain and apologize. Chase couldn't believe he was on his own. Dante promised it was for a "worthy cause."
Lucy introduced Chase and his group of dancers. The young detective sang and danced to "Feel It Still," and he surprised everyone in the audience. Even Finn was smiling as he watched his brother dressed like Dick Tracy. Alexis assured Finn that it was okay to be proud. After the popular performance, Dante apologized again and complimented his partner on a job well done. The cops shook hands. Jordan also praised Chase and suggested that Dante follow in his footsteps in the future.
"Let's see what you're hiding," Sam said as she let herself into Peter's office at Aurora. She thought back to a conversation with Curtis when he'd said that there was a problem with Peter's background check. The background had been missing. Sam searched every nook and cranny in the office but found nothing. She made her way to Peter's desk and began to lift papers. Faison's lighter sat in full view. As she searched, the office door began to open, and she hid herself.
The janitor walked into the office, and Sam showed herself. She noted that Peter was attending the ball, and the janitor asked why she wasn't there herself. Sam stated that as the boss, she had work to do, and she was there for a file. She suggested the janitor return later, and she got back to the papers on the desk. Suddenly, she spied the lighter and recalled that Peter had just mentioned that he'd never smoked. She looked at the lighter closely and saw the initials CF. She realized that it had belonged to Caesar Faison.
As Nina walked off to get ready backstage, Valentin glared at Peter, who in turn glared at Anna. Peter looked at his most recent email requesting a meeting from the person claiming to be his mother. The next act up was Obstacle Illusion with Mirage the assistant. It was a magic act with Curtis and Nina. After a few tricks, Curtis called Jordan up to the stage to help out. "Maybe he'll saw her in half," Stella growled hopefully to Mike.
The trick commenced, and suddenly Curtis turned a silver dollar into a diamond ring. He got down on one knee and proposed to Jordan. She said yes, and the confetti rained down from above. Everyone cheered and applauded. "Ain't love grand?" Mike asked Stella. "Not always," Stella replied. She added that there were complications. Mike wondered if Stella might be one of them. "Love is all that matters," Mike told her. He thought that Curtis had style, and Stella agreed that he always had been like that. She thought that Mike had it too.
Maxie sought out Kim to tell her that the baby had been overly active, and she had been concerned. Kim promised that it was normal due to all of the noise and music. She offered to talk with Maxie at any time. Anna continued to stare at her phone, but Robin grew annoyed. She got up from the table, and just then, Anna received a response to her email. It said that she should meet the person at midnight on Pier 55. It stated that she should be alone.
Maxie returned to Peter and told him that the baby was okay, but her, not so much. She was happy for Curtis and Jordan but sad that Nathan wasn't there. She was upset, and Peter followed her out. He handed her his handkerchief as she sat and began to cry. She remembered how Nathan had given her his handkerchief on the first night they'd met. She had almost given it away.
Sonny and Robin embraced. Robin mentioned that she always felt Stone's presence at the balls, and Sonny concurred. He thanked her for recognizing Mike's illness and told her that Carly had insisted that he be at the ball with his father. They stood with Lulu and Dante, and Dante related that the joke had ended up being on him instead of Chase.
By the time that Finn followed Anna out back behind the stage, Lucy was looking for him to introduce Alexis. They had to set up for the next act because, unfortunately, Mac and Mr. Marbles had been delayed out of town. She wanted the award to go next. With Finn missing, Molly stepped up to introduce her mother for the first annual Pioneer Award.
Anna jumped when Finn found her looking at her phone. "We can't keep doing this," he said. As Molly began to give a short impromptu speech about her mother, Alexis waited in the wings. Molly spoke of her admiration for Alexis, who had many roles. She had also overcome many adversities. As Alexis stood and waited, she couldn't help but overhear the conversation between Finn and Anna.
Finn stated that he knew the truth about Anna, and Anna wondered how he'd found out. She had been afraid of what he might think. Finn replied that they'd wasted time, and it dawned on Anna that they were talking about different things. Finn knew that Anna was dying. Anna didn't understand, but Finn continued that he cared about her and had never stopped. She was always in his mind and heart, and he wanted her to know.
Valentin dragged Nina out so they could get home and get Charlotte for their trip. Peter comforted Maxie, and they headed back inside.
Molly introduced her hero, role model, and mother, but Alexis did not appear.
• Scorpio wants justice.
• Maxie is in labor.
• Sonny tells Lucy not to let Ava ruin the night.
• Anna waits on the pier.