At Kelly's, Felix noticed that T.J. seemed downcast, so T.J. confessed that Molly had dumped him right before the prom. Felix was surprised because T.J. and Molly had seemed happy, but T.J. revealed that Molly had kissed Rafe. T.J. admitted that he had hit Rafe, prompting Felix to remind T.J. that violence wasn't a solution. However, Felix conceded that it had sounded like Rafe had deserved the black eye. T.J. was relieved, but Felix sensed that T.J. had reservations about what had happened with Rafe.
T.J. confessed that Molly had told him about the kiss, but she had assured him that Rafe had backed off when she had made it clear that she was with T.J. However, T.J. had seen a text message that Rafe had sent to Molly, asking to see her so that she and Rafe could talk. Felix suspected that Rafe's intentions hadn't been as innocent as they had seemed. T.J. felt vindicated that his fears hadn't been baseless, but he confessed that he had lured Rafe to Kelly's to confront Rafe, despite Molly's assurances that T.J. had nothing to worry about.
Felix didn't blame Molly for ending things with T.J., so he advised T.J. to tame the "green-eyed monster," or T.J. would end up driving Molly straight into Rafe's arms. T.J. pointed out that Molly had already ended things with T.J., but Felix argued that it was never too late to apologize and grovel. Felix warned T.J. to be prepared to eat a lot of crow, but he was confident that Molly would forgive T.J.
At the lake house, Rafe walked up as Molly put Danny into the playpen on the front porch. Molly feared that it might be too chilly for Danny, but Rafe assured her that the temperatures were fine. Molly smiled in welcome as Rafe explained that Sam was working on a case, so she had asked him to wait for her at the lake house. After Molly invited Rafe to sit down, Rafe apologized for what had happened at Kelly's. Molly insisted that T.J. had been in the wrong, but Rafe argued that it had been Rafe's fault for kissing Molly.
Molly admitted that the kiss had been unexpected, but she reminded Rafe that he had immediately backed off when she had explained that her heart belonged to T.J. Molly thought that T.J. had been out of line for using her phone to trick Rafe and accused T.J. of acting like a bully for punching him. Rafe confessed that T.J. hadn't been entirely wrong because Rafe hadn't been honest with Molly. Rafe revealed that he was in love with Molly and had talked to Sam about it. Shocked, Molly asked what Sam had said.
Rafe explained that Sam had advised him to take his time and to examine his feelings closely to make certain that what he felt for Molly was love. Rafe appreciated that Sam feared that Rafe's feelings for Molly were mixed up with the huge hole his mother's death had left in his life. However, Rafe admitted that he had known from the moment that he had met Molly that she was special. He suspected that Molly had visited him in jail when she had first met him because she had felt the same strong connection that he felt.
Rafe assured Molly that he was grateful for everything that she had done for him, including helping him deal with the loss of his mother and learning that his father was a "psycho." Rafe and Molly talked about Stephen's certainty that Rafe had been just like him. Molly insisted that Rafe wasn't a reflection of his father. Rafe assured her that he believed her. He quickly changed the subject by apologizing a second time then reiterating that T.J. hadn't been completely in the wrong.
Moments later, Sam called to check in. After the call ended, Molly wondered what Rafe wanted from her. Rafe promised that he just wanted to be friends, so Molly assured him that they were. Rafe smiled with relief then gently suggested that Molly give T.J. another chance. Molly questioned Rafe's motives, so he assured her that he just wanted her to be happy. She smiled with gratitude then hugged him, unaware that T.J. had quietly walked up.
Sonny and Shawn boarded a flight to New York City. Sonny apologized to Shawn because he knew that Shawn hadn't signed up to help Sonny track down a wayward son. Shawn assured Sonny that he appreciated the gravity of the situation, so he was glad to be of assistance. Shawn tried to alleviate some of Sonny's worries by reminding Sonny that at least Morgan hadn't gotten involved with hard drugs. Shawn suggested that Sonny take comfort in knowing that Morgan wasn't involved in something that they couldn't get Morgan out of. "Not that we know of," Sonny pointed out.
Sonny admitted that he had expected Carly to mention Sonny's father. Shawn was curious what Mike had to do with Morgan's troubles, so Sonny revealed that Mike had struggled with a gambling addiction for most of Mike's life. Sonny had spent years believing that his father had chosen cards over his own family until Sonny had realized that the addiction had been in charge. Shawn pointed out that Morgan was just a kid, so it was unlikely that Morgan had developed a gambling problem.
Sonny was curious if Shawn had read the instant messages that Morgan had exchanged with Jerome Around The Word. Shawn nodded, prompting Sonny explain that it had been clear from the messages that Morgan had been hustled, but Morgan hadn't recognized it. Sonny was prepared to do whatever was necessary to protect his son.
In New York City, Michael banged on Ava Jerome's penthouse door and demanded that Morgan return to the hospital with him. A young woman opened the door and glared at Michael. She was outraged when Michael questioned who she was. She informed Michael that she lived there, but Michael ignored her as he pushed past her to enter the penthouse. He called out for his brother as the young woman sputtered with outrage. Moments later, Morgan entered the living room.
Michael was furious that Morgan had left the hospital, but Morgan insisted that he was fine and had been eager to meet up with his girlfriend. Michael was shocked when the young woman draped her arm over Morgan's shoulders and smiled. Michael asked if she was Jerome Around The World. "My friends call me Kiki," the young woman replied. Michael was relieved that Kiki was real, not a cover for a "shady old perv." Kiki had no idea what Michael was talking about, so Morgan explained that his brother had feared that Morgan had been scammed.
Kiki smiled smugly as she invited Michael to check for himself that she was real. Morgan chucked, but Michael wasn't amused. Michael immediately questioned Kiki's intentions when she made a show of kissing Morgan passionately in front of Michael. Morgan immediately defended Kiki by pointing out that she had let Morgan hide out in her mother's penthouse. Michael explained that he had read the exchanges between Morgan and Kiki, so Michael had seen how Kiki had persuaded Morgan to keep placing bets.
Morgan revealed that Kiki intended to give him the money to pay off the thugs, so Michael asked where the money was. Kiki admitted that she didn't have it yet. "And there it is," Michael said knowingly. Moments later, the doorbell rang. "And there it is," Kiki shot back as she went to the door. Michael tensed, fearing that it was a setup. Kiki told Michael to relax and opened the door. A group of college guys entered the penthouse, each assuring Kiki that they had the $10,000.00 necessary to play the high stakes card game.
Kiki invited the guys to get a drink at the bar then rejoined Michael and Morgan in the living room. She explained that guests were high rollers from her college campus, so Morgan shouldn't have any problem winning back the money that he owed the bookies. Michael immediately dragged his younger brother onto the balcony for a private word. Outside, Michael warned Morgan not to participate in the card game because Michael didn't trust Kiki, but Morgan dismissed Michael's concerns.
Inside, Kiki played up to the college guys that Morgan was a weak player, so they shouldn't have a problem taking his money. She asked them to go easy on Morgan by letting him win the first couple of hands before they wiped him out.
Outside, Michael and Morgan eavesdropped. Michael thought that Kiki's comments proved that she was disloyal, but Morgan explained that Kiki was trying to give Morgan the upper hand by downplaying his ability. Michael remained uneasy, so Morgan suggested that Michael watch and learn from Morgan. Michael was curious if Morgan intended to show their mother too. Morgan's confident smile instantly vanished.
Morgan was furious that Michael had gone back on his word by telling Carly where Morgan was, but Michael was unapologetic because Morgan had been badly roughed up by thugs. Michael reminded Morgan that there was a difference between showing Morgan's independence and walking over everyone who cared about Morgan. Michael wondered if Morgan had lost his heart along with the money, but Morgan ignored his brother and returned to the living room.
Morgan warned Kiki that Michael had told Carly where Morgan was. Annoyed, Kiki wondered how much time they had before Carly arrived. Michael admitted that he had sent Carly the address to the hospital, not the penthouse. Morgan was impressed that Michael had bluffed so well, but Kiki was not amused. She warned Morgan to pull it together because Michael had played him. Morgan continued to smile at his brother as Kiki led Morgan to the table.
On the set of The Chew, things went horribly wrong when the hosts of the show began to vomit after consuming Pickle-Lila and Pickle-Eddie relish. A.J. and Tracy watched in horror as people around them clutched their stomachs in agony between bouts sickness. Tracy immediately blamed A.J.'s relish, but A.J. insisted that Tracy's relish had been rancid. The cameras kept rolling as A.J. and Tracy bickered back-and-forth until A.J. decided to get help for everyone. Meanwhile, Tracy made her way to one of the hosts of the show to worm her way onto his good side, but he wanted nothing to do with Tracy. A short time later, a co-worker rescued the deathly ill host and helped him off the set.
In the green room, Elizabeth watched in disbelief as mayhem erupted on the set of the cooking talk show. Nikolas chuckled until Elizabeth suddenly doubled over in pain then ran out of the room. Nikolas quickly followed. He found Elizabeth curled up in the hallway, groaning, so he handed her a garbage can. Nikolas held Elizabeth's hair back as she became sick. Moments later, A.J. appeared looking for help, but stopped short when he realized Elizabeth was sick.
A.J. decided that Elizabeth needed medical intervention, so Nikolas offered to take her to the hospital. A.J. objected because he wanted to take her. Elizabeth moaned in pain, so A.J. and Nikolas decided to take her to the hospital together.
Nearby, a mystery man with blond hair made his way to the green room and closed the door. He watched the television as one of the hosts of the cooking talk show cried, "Who is responsible for this?" "Who indeed," the man replied with a satisfied smile. Seconds later, Todd, one of the producers of the show, burst into the green room, looking for paper towels. Todd's eyes narrowed as he demanded to know who the blond man was. The blond man provided vague answers, so Todd demanded to know what the man's name was.
"Todd," someone frantically yelled from the hallway. Seconds later, one of Todd's coworkers entered the green room, explaining that they needed paper towels. Todd ordered the blond man to remain in the room then left. The blond man resumed watching the pandemonium unfold on television as the camera zoomed in on Tracy, who had been left alone on set to ponder what had happened. "If this is a sign, Daddy, I don't know what to do with it," Tracy said while the cameras rolled. "How could this happen?" she asked.
Later, Tracy knocked on the door to the green room as she called out to the host of the show, explaining that she wanted to apologize. The blond man quickly ducked behind the door as Tracy opened it. Tracy took one step inside the room when Todd suddenly appeared in the doorway. Todd informed Tracy that everyone had been taken to the hospital, so Tracy turned and left.
The blond man closed the door then continued to watch the television as a few of the other hosts, who had recovered from their bout of illness, returned to the set. One of the hosts admitted that the relishes hadn't tasted bad or foul, so the other hosts wondered if she were suggesting that they had been poisoned. The blond man turned off the television to make a phone call. "I'm done here. I'm ready to go," he told the person who had answered his call. Seconds later, he revealed that he was headed to Port Charles.
At a New York City hospital, a nurse asked if she could help Carly. Carly explained that she was looking Michael and Morgan. She held up her cell phone to show the nurse a picture of the boys. The nurse recognized both young men, so she assured Carly that Morgan was fine and that he and Michael had left.
Nearby, Nikolas and A.J. arrived with Elizabeth. The emergency room was busy, so A.J. decided to fetch someone to help Elizabeth. After A.J. left, Elizabeth fainted. Nikolas managed to catch her before she hit the ground. Moments later, a nurse spotted Nikolas and Elizabeth, so she quickly yelled out for a doctor as she led Nikolas and Elizabeth to an examination room.
In the hallway, A.J. was startled when he bumped into Carly. He became concerned when she explained that she was looking for Michael, who had rushed to New York City to rescue Morgan from thugs who had assaulted Morgan. A.J. wondered if Carly knew where the boys were, so Carly admitted that she had no idea, but she was terrified that the thugs would find Morgan and finish the job. A.J. assured Carly that Michael would watch over Morgan, but Carly was curious who would protect Michael.
A.J. suggested that Carly call Michael, so she tried, but the call went to voicemail. A.J. agreed to help Carly track down their son, but first he wanted to check on Elizabeth. Carly smirked, so A.J. became defensive. He informed Carly that Elizabeth had been supportive and had stood up to Nikolas for him, and in return for her efforts, Elizabeth had ended up sick. Carly argued that the collateral damage around A.J. tended to be far worse, so Elizabeth had gotten off easy.
Frustrated, A.J. wondered if it was possible for Carly to dig deep down inside to find some compassion for Elizabeth. A.J. felt awful about what had happened to Elizabeth and even worse that he had slept with Carly behind Elizabeth's back. A.J. was unaware that Tracy had stopped to eavesdrop on his conversation when she had heard his voice.
In the examination room, the doctor confirmed that Elizabeth's vitals were good, so he ordered the nurse to start an I.V. After the doctor left, the nurse noticed how concerned Nikolas seemed. She asked if he and Elizabeth were friends. "Yes, since we were kids," Nikolas answered as he remained focused on Elizabeth. The nurse was surprised when he confessed that his and Elizabeth's roles were reversed because she had been at his bedside a few weeks before. The nurse realized that Elizabeth was important to him. "You have no idea," Nikolas replied. A short time later, Elizabeth's eyes fluttered open. She looked around and wondered where A.J. was.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Sam was shaken when she saw a doctor who looked exactly like Stephen Clay. Rattled, she mumbled that he was supposed to be dead then yelled out for the police. Sam told a concerned nurse that the doctor was a killer. The nurse asked the doctor if she should call security, but the doctor declined. Frightened, Sam ran off, dropping her cell phone in the process. The doctor picked it up and then followed Sam.
Sam was shaking when the doctor caught up to her. Sam couldn't understand how Stephen could be walking around when Lucy had confirmed his death in the morgue. Sam vowed that she wouldn't let Stephen get away with whatever he was up to. The doctor realized that Sam had mistaken him for Stephen Clay, but Sam argued that it hadn't been a case of mistaken identity because Stephen had kidnapped her and her son.
Sam was astounded that a mental patient who had snapped after his wife's death had been able to pass himself off as a doctor. The doctor assured Sam that she was wrong. A nurse suddenly appeared to ask for the doctor's help, so the doctor carefully set Sam's phone near her and then walked away. Sam quickly called home to check on Danny. However, Molly's assurances hadn't satisfied Sam, so she decided to call the police after she ended the call with Molly.
The doctor returned in time to ask Sam to reconsider calling the police because she would be wasting everyone's time. "I'm not Stephen Clay; he's my brother," the doctor revealed.