Liz ran into Jason and said she thought he had left town because of her. He said he would be around for awhile. He left and Liz saw Tony and asked if he would tell her Grandmother something came up and they would have to get together later.
Nikolas went to see about the financial crisis and ran into Tony. He asked Tony if he knew anything about it and Tony said no, but he gestured to Stefan getting off the elevator saying he probably did.
Tony was standing at the desk writing on a chart and Stefan rudely told him this was a family affair. Tony said he could go to the lounge; he had work to do. Stefan asked if he knew who he had to thank for the hospital still running and Tony said yes, Nikolas. Nikolas said the lounge would be fine and took Stefan to task for being so rude. Stefan dismissed Tony and told Nikolas he had been in Greece for the last few weeks. Nikolas said he hadn't really noticed. Stefan said he had been reinstated as trustee. Nikolas said he had given that job to Alexis. Stefan said things changed and told him they had to work together to protect his inheritance. "No, we don't," Nikolas argued. He told Stefan he didn't want any part of the family, he wanted them out of his life.
Carly grabbed the mail off Laura's desk and said she shouldn't have to open the junk mail. Laura said she liked going through the mail and it wasn't junk mail. There was an envelope from Chong Rinehart. Carly said they could deal with that later. Elton came flying into the room with some urgent messages. He said since the launch party the phone hadn't stopped ringing. He said if they were smart they would hire an assistant for him. Laura took the urgent messages and Carly the not-so-important ones and agreed to meet for lunch and discuss Elton's to do list.
Later Carly managed to snatch the envelope off Elton's desk and take it into her office.
Gia went to see Laura and asked for one of the pictures from her test shoot. Laura asked if this meant she was pursuing a modeling career. Gia said she hadn't decided on that, she wanted to frame the picture and give it to Nikolas. Laura said she would have a complete set messengered to the cottage that afternoon. Gia thanked her and thanked her for everything she did for her, giving her the chance to test for the job. Laura said if she did pursue modeling she would do everything she could for her. After a pleasant conversation Gia headed for the elevator but Carly caught her and took her into her office. She showed her the picture naming Gia the face of Deception. Gia asked where she got it and Carly said all she needed to know was that in a couple of days she would be named the face of Deception. Gia thanked her for going to bat for her but she wasn't sure she even wanted the job anymore. This didn't sit well with Carly who threatened Gia if she didn't co-operate. She said she will destroy the relationship with Laura and Nikolas, telling them that Gia was the one who locked Laura on the roof at the launch party.
Sonny and Alexis were frantically searching and calling for Michael. Sonny assumed Sorel was behind his disappearance but Alexis didn't think so. "What would Sorel have to gain by taking Michael when he has Zander?" she asked. They split up and agreed to meet again in the same spot in ten minutes. They met again, neither having any success. Alexis wanted to call the police but Sonny wouldn't let her. He said it was his fault; he should have brought Sorel down when he had the chance.
Meanwhile Michael was with AJ who told him he was his daddy. He told him about being at the house and AJ spending time with him. He gave him a little teddy bear he said was Michael's favorite toy when he stayed at the house. AJ asked if Michael could call him daddy but Michael said he already had a daddy.
Sonny and Alexis were talking when Alexis noticed Michael and told Sonny. Sonny hugged Michael and told him not to go running off like that, he scared Sonny. He asked if he wanted ice cream and sent him off with Alexis so he could blast AJ AJ went to follow them but Sonny stopped him asking "you bastard, you took him, didn't you?" "Admit it, you snuck up like a punk thief and took him," Sonny demanded to know. "He's my son, I have a right to see him," AJ defended himself. He told Sonny he hadn't taken him, Michael came to him. He had been all alone in the sandbox, he was lucky it was AJ who took him, not Sorel. Sonny said he was only a few feet away. AJ said Sonny was a rotten father and he, AJ, was Michael's father and he couldn't do a thing about it.
Roy was skulking around and got into a building to look around. He didn't find anything and left, only to run into a cop outside. The cop asked what he was doing and Roy said looking for a teenage boy. The cop asked for I.D. and Roy asked why the shake down. He was told about the mugger terrorizing the neighborhood. Roy asked if he knew Sonny Corinthos and the cop asked what cop didn't know him. He wanted to know what Roy wanted with Sonny and he told him he had taken something belonging to a friend and she wanted it back.
Later he ran into Melissa, who had been jogging, and blasted her for being in that rotten neighborhood. She asked why he was there and he said he was looking for someone. He told her he would escort her to the park.
Gia had a bad dream about being on trial for all her lies and blackmailing. Carly, Liz, Laura and Emily all called her liar and even Nikolas rejected her. She woke up yelling which woke Nikolas up. He kissed her and she told him she had a dream. He asked if it was about Deception. She nodded and he said he knew how much she wanted the job. She said it was hard losing to Liz and he told her how proud of how she handled herself the night before at Luke's. She said she was ready to pounce. She told Nikolas she didn't want to lose him. He told her she was the only one he wanted to be with. He said he knew how he felt the day in his mother's office when she got in Stefan's face, all furious on Nikolas' behalf; she was magnificent. She said she knew something was changing when she went out and fed his horse for him. Nikolas got a call to go the hospital, something about a financial crisis.