Courtney tries to encourage her tearful sister-in-law to believe that things will work out but Carly sadly insists that Sonny would never forgive her for getting impregnated by another man. Entrenched in the role of doting dad, Ned gives his impressed nanny detailed instructions for Kristina's care. Edward issues a stern warning to Faith. Meanwhile, at the penthouse, Sonny orders Ric to prove his loyalty by rubbing Faith out. After Ric turns him down, Sonny surprises the attorney by suddenly offering to put him on retainer at long last. Monica smells a rat when she finds Alan and AJ being unnaturally civil to one another. Courtney advises Carly to come clean with Sonny before any more time passes. As Faith lures Ned out to the Elm Street pier, Edward and his minions make their move. Lucky sheepishly admits to Luke why he gave sole guardianship of Laura to Nikolas. Outraged, Luke accuses Lucky of selling his mother out to a Cassadine. AJ slips into the gatehouse and starts a fire in the nursery, then makes a highly public rescue of little Kristina. Steeling herself to face Sonny, Carly returns home to make a confession but can't bring herself to do it when her husband begins talking of his hopes and dreams for his long-awaited child. Edward's scheme backfires when a panicked Ned races into the burning gatehouse to search for Kristina and gets pinned down by falling debris.
Pressuring his sister to give Jason up, Sonny tells Courtney that her stubborn behavior is putting his unborn child at risk. Carly warns Ric she'll see to it that he's destroyed if he lifts a finger to hurt the people she loves. Horrified to see a TV news report about the fire at the Quartermaine estate, Alexis races to the scene. Meanwhile, Zander dashes into the burning gatehouse and pulls an unconscious Ned to safety. Inside the mansion, Monica smells another rat when Alan refuses to let anyone examine baby Kristina for signs of smoke inhalation. When Jason returns home, Sonny accuses his former right hand man of trashing his life for a girl who doesn't know any better. News coverage of the fire stirs up some bad memories for Lucky and Liz. As Alexis defies the restraining order to see her daughter, Scott arrives on Edward's cue. Later, a camera crew broadcasts live the gory details of Alexis' confrontation with Ned in the ER. Sonny has a nightmare about Carly losing the baby. Faith demonstrates her power to Jason and has her sniper fire a shot at an unsuspecting Courtney.
Sonny suffers a nightmare in which a mystery person pushes Carly down a flight of stairs. Meanwhile, threatened over the phone, Jason is quick to push Courtney to safety after Faith leaks that a sniper is about to take out his girlfriend. Determined to keep Courtney safe, Jason insists that she come with him to the penthouse. Sony is upset when he finds her moving in with his ex-henchman until Jason reveals that he had to act fast to save Courtney's life. The two end up comparing notes to try to solve this problem but end up fighting again when Sonny insists the best solution is for Jason to stop dating Courtney. Ric's pleased to find Sonny and Jason still upset with each other. Sonny continues to have a sense of dread that he'll lose someone he loves. Skye unearth's Edward's secret plan to win custody of Kristina after she overhears him on the phone with a friendly judge. She approaches Edward for a deal but he rebuffs her. She runs to AJ and demands a share of the "spoils" but he wants nothing to do with her. Alexis demands that Scott arrest Ned for neglect. Later, Alexis apologizes to Ned. Both are stunned when the judge arrives and grants custody of the baby to the Quartermaines. Later, Monica confronts AJ, Edward and Alan about their scheme. Suspecting the fire was started deliberately, Gia and Zander take their theory to Cameron who asks Gia to go undercover to try to find some of Scott's misdeeds. Ned begins to suspect Edward's up to something.
Ric suggests to a bristling Courtney that she take a leave of absence from her hostess job at The Cellar. Maxie turns a deaf ear to her kid sister's words of warning when Georgie reminds her that having casual sex with Kyle is absolutely the wrong way to get in with the cool crowd. At the Quartermaine mansion, Skye taunts Edward, Alan and AJ about their latest boneheaded scheme. Jason assures a worried Carly that he's been secretly protecting Sonny's business from all the wrong decisions coming down from the top in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Courtney is forced to resort to threats when an out-of-control Sonny causes a scene inside Kelly's. Jax warns Edward and his clan that he'll soon have proof of the way they stole little Kristina from Alexis and Ned. Later, Monica decides to give Judge Farmer an earful about her family. Lucas realizes too late how Maxie used him to get closer to Kyle. Georgie crashes the party and again tries to talk some sense into her sister but Maxie icily orders her to leave. Sonny clashes with Jax at The Cellar. After Jason intervenes, Sonny furiously challenges his former friend to a fight.
At the Cellar, Sonny continues to taunt Jason, who again refuses to fight him. As Carly finally pulls her husband away, Sonny warns Jason he's nothing to him now. Lucas returns to the party to look for Maxie. Meanwhile, up in the bedroom, Kyle reaches for a condom but Maxie tearfully insists she's not ready. Cuddling little Kristina, Monica has a change of heart and tells the judge she applauds her decision to install the baby at the Quartermaine mansion. Out on the patio, an enraged Ned berates Edward, Alan and AJ for stealing his daughter and torching his home. Fleeing back down to the party, Maxie's evening gets even worse when a disgusted Lucas calls her a lying slut. Later, Maxie is humiliated to overhear Kyle bragging to his buddies about how she put out for him. Liz cautions Ric that he could soon find himself in the same situation as Jason if Sonny continues to spin out of control. Alexis goes to the penthouse to ask Sonny for help retrieving her daughter but he refuses to forgive her earlier betrayal. Though Georgie tries to console her sobbing sister, Maxie bitterly accuses her of ruining her life. Ned fills Alexis in on how his manipulative family set them up. Sonny sadly admits to Carly how he fears hurting her during one of his blind rages.