Outside at Company, Buzz finds Zack seated on a bench and says 'Your mother would shoot me dead if she knew you were here without your coat.' Too late, Buzz realizes what he's said when his grandson stares wide-eyed at him. Buzz apologizes and says he didn't mean that and finds out the kids at school have been teasing Zack and telling him his mommy shot his daddy. Buzz tries to console his grandson by taking him for an ice cream treat.
At Harley's Angels, Harley tells Gus she remembers the night Phillip was shot and she is sure she did it. She tries to call Jeffrey O'Neill to accept the plea deal but Gus won't let her saying he knows she is lying and really has no idea what happened the night Phillip was murdered. Harley admits to this but agrees to go to Company with Gus to re-enact her last moments with Phillip before she lost her memory. Once at the restaurant, Harley recounts the events leading up to Phillip's death. She tells Gus she showed up disguised as Ruth because Phillip wouldn't tell her anything as Harley. Gus listens as Harley confesses that Phillip knew she was disguised as Ruth and taunted her for always screwing things up and that she didn't deserve to be a mother to Zack and Jude. Harley trembles as she tells Gus how she hated Phillip in those last moments because she was convinced the reason he wouldn't tell her where the boys were is because he had hurt them. 'And then I shot him and watched him fall to the floor with a puzzled and hurt look on his face like a child.'
After listening to Harley's story, Gus is still not convinced Harley should deal with DA and tells her whether she shot Phillip or not, the world is a better place without him. They are interrupted when Buzz and Zack return from the ice cream shop. Buzz suspects there is something going on, but Gus denies it and says he has to leave to prepare his case to free Harley.
At the fertility clinic, Reva sneaks in to see Cassie with the help of Jonathan who knocked a security guard unconscious. Reva tries to tell her sister about Edmund and the fire but Cassie is groggy and repeats how much she loves Edmund and can't wait to have his baby. Undeterred, Reva tells Cassie there is something she needs to know before she has a baby. Finally, she is interrupted when Cassie has trouble breathing and the doctor rushes in. Edmund arrives at the same time and assumes Reva has done something to upset his wife. Reva tells Edmund Cassie has had a reaction to the anesthesia. She accuses Edmund of being ready to blame her or Jonathan if anything went wrong with Cassie's procedure. Edmund is incredulous and tells Reva he doesn't give a damn about her OR her psychopathic son - all he cares about is Cassie. He begs Reva to leave so he can be alone with his wife. Reva agrees but listens from the doorway as Edmund professes his eternal love to Cassie and promises to take care of her forever. Later, Jonathan is furious when Reva tells him she didn't have the heart to tell Cassie about Edmund after seeing how much her sister loves him.
Ross has followed Dinah to the park where she is waiting to rendezvous with Jonathan. She denies she is attracted to Reva's son, but is only serving as a role model for him. She is accusing her father of not trusting her when Jonathan shows up with a flower and calls her babe. Ross raises an eyebrow but listens as Dinah pretends to berate Jonathan for following her. Ross tells Dinah he has set her up with a mystery date and will call her later with the details. Once he leaves, Jonathan discovers Dinah arrived to meet him wearing only underwear under her coat. They begin to kiss passionately when Dinah receives a call from Blake requesting that she meet her for a family meeting. Upon arriving at Harley's Angels for the meeting, Dinah realizes the mystery man is Matt. She watches in disbelief as Ross appears and locks her inside the agency.
Josh runs into Tammy on his way out of Elizabeth & Co. He thanks her for setting up the dinner with Reva and Cassie, but Tammy admits to her uncle it was actually Jonathan's idea. Josh wonders why Jonathan wanted them to get together as he goes to try to find Reva. At the moment, Jonathan and Reva are fighting. He calls her a coward for not telling Cassie when she had her chance at the fertility clinic that Edmund set the barn fire. He tries to convince Reva that Edmund is a threat to everyone and he reminds her, once again, that Reva gave him up because of Edmund. Reva has had enough of this! She tells him he has just used up the last of his "I was given away" cards, just as Josh finds the two fighting. Reva is receptive to Josh's help because she has had it with Jonathan. She tells Jonathan she believes Josh over him, and he leaves in a huff. Josh and Reva talk about how to handle the situation and he convinces her to talk to Edmund and tell him she knows about the barn fire. Josh agrees to go with her. Jonathan, however, is not done with his trouble-making for the day. When he runs into Tammy as she leaves Elizabeth & Co., he brags to her that he slept with her mother before her wedding with Edmund. Tammy doesn't believe him, but Jonathan's parting shot gets her attention: "And she did it for you!"
A very unusual slumber party is shaping up at the Santos home. Robbie has demanded everyone, Marina, Danny, Michelle and Tony, sleep in sleeping bags on the living room floor. It's definitely not what the adults had in mind, but they go along with it because it makes Robbie happy. There is an awkward moment when Michelle, thinking she is about to join Tony in the shower, walks in on Danny. She is shocked, so shocked she begins to have flashbacks of intimate moments with Danny.
Ross has set up an intervention with Dinah and her family. Unfortunately, her mother Vanessa was not able to join the group, but (much to the delight of longtime Guiding Light fans), her husband, Matt Reardon, joins Blake, Bill and Ross. They try to tell her how much they love her and how worried they are about her and the choices she is making. Dinah is almost ready to listen until Blake adds they are worried about what she will do to Cassie. Dinah is angered and offended when they try to convince her to give up the past and the bitterness so she could have a happy future. Matt presents her with an airplane ticket so she can join him and Vanessa at their home in Italy, but a defiant Dinah turns on him and acts as if he was trying to seduce her. She tears up the plane ticket in front of the group and tells her father, "I expected more out of you." A very tired Ross says, "And I of you." He hands the key to the locked room to her and she leaves in anger. Bill and Matt leave for a drink, but Ross asks Blake to wait in the car while he takes a moment to be alone with his sad thoughts.
A shell-shocked Dinah wanders into Elizabeth & Co. and thinks she is alone. When Jonathan pops up from behind the bar, she tries to get him to leave but he refuses to do so. Tenderly, he tells her she will never be alone.
Coop, worried about Lizzie, attempts to call her only to get her voicemail. He later finds her on the roof of a building. Thinking that she is about to commit suicide, Coop tackles Lizzie pulling her away from the ledge. Lizzie assures him that she would not kill herself and teases that she has more reasons to live than he does. As she starts to leave, Lizzie slips, but Coop saves her by grabbing her arm as she begins to fall. After pulling her back onto the roof, they share a romantic kiss. Lizzie pulls away and leaves, only to meet Coop again at Company. Seeing the way that Coop and Lizzie are looking at each other, Frank warns Coop to stay away from her before it's too late.
Gus and Frank meet at Company and attempt to discuss Harley's defense, only to be interrupted when Harley informs them that she is guilty and is going to accept the plea bargain. Harley goes outside to call Alan, and tells him that she will give him what he wants if he will meet with her at her office. Once Alan arrives, Harley confides that she remembers shooting Phillip and is going to change her plea to guilty. Surprised that she is not going to keep fighting, Harley admits that she heard him threaten Gus and knows that he intends to take Zack away from the Coopers. In an attempt to bargain, Harley agrees to accept the plea if Alan will let Zack live with Buzz once she is in prison. When Alan doesn't immediately agree, Harley becomes angry and accidentally admits that she still does not remember what happened the night of Phillips murder. Alan eventually agrees that all he wants is for Harley to go to jail, and if this happens he will let Zack stay with Marina, Buzz, and Frank. After Alan leaves, Gus comes in and again tries to talk her out of taking the plea. Harley tells him that it is to late, Alan already knows, and tries to convince him that she will be okay. After asking Gus to promise that he will go on without her, and that he needs to make peace with his family, Gus kisses her only for her to pull away and run out of the room. Harley then meets Bill in the park, where he assures her that she does not have to be strong for him and attempts to comfort her by promising to finish her house for her children, so that they will have a stable home to grow up in. Gus, meanwhile, goes to see Alan at Spaulding. Asking if he remembers what it was like before all the hate, he tells Alan that he will be nothing without Harley. As he starts to leave, Alan stops him by calling him "son" and telling him that there is something that he should know.
Sebastian meets Olivia in her office with a copy of the background check that she ordered, and informs her that he has been made co-president. Confronting Alan, she demands to know what his intentions are in hiring Sebastian. Alan simply says that this will be fun and tells Sebastian that he can share Olivia's office until his is ready.
Alan remembers a conversation in which Harley told him that she still was not sure she killed Phillip. Alan tries to bridge the gap between him and his son. Gus tells him not to call him his son again and storms out to fight for Harley.
Jeffrey doesn't believe that Harley really wants to plead guilty to manslaughter but she signs the plea agreement anyway. He says that she must give her plea in open court. A stone-faced Harley says she's relieved. Jeffrey leaves as Gus arrives with plane tickets. Gus wants her to leave the country with him. She refuses and tells him that it's time for him to let go. A tearful Gus says that he's nothing without her.
Olivia interrupts Bill comforting a distraught Harley. Harley reveals that Bill offered to help rebuild Harley's house. Olivia leaves, angry at Bill for doing things that will only antagonize Alan. Olivia flirts with Matt Reardon for Bill's benefit. Bill introduces Matt as his stepfather. Alan interrupts. Olivia wants Alan to remove Sebastian from Spaulding. Alan wants a piece of Slingshot in exchange for firing Sebastian. Olivia offers him co-ownership of the Lewis Construction building instead.
Edmund tells a tired Cassie that she is in a suite at Towers and that the retrieval went perfectly. Edmund vows to make sure that nothing and no one disturb Cassie during her recovery.
Tammy, Sandy, and Reva are upset that Edmund took Cassie away from her family. Edmund refuses to tell them where he has hidden her so that she can have peace and quiet. Edmund tells Tammy privately that Reva is a threat to Cassie. Tammy defends Edmund to Reva and wonders why she brought Jonathan to the clinic. Tammy tells Sandy about Cassie's "seduction" of Jonathan. Sandy wonders why Cassie is so angry about Cassie's plot. He tells her that he doesn't need reassurance that Jonathan no longer has a hold over her. They kiss.
Edmund returns to Cassie's side. Cassie is feeling isolated and wonders why a block has been put on her phone.
Reva goes to Jeffrey to file reckless endangerment charges against Edmund. Jeffrey tells her to wait a few days before she breaks Cassie's heart.
Bill approaches Dinah at the bar in Towers. He's concerned since it's awfully early to be drinking, but Dinah's not in the mood and refuses his offer to have breakfast with him. Dinah wallows in self-pity, calling herself the "family failure." She tells Bill that last night at the intervention, she learned that she's nothing without Cassie. She talks about how the intervention was all about protecting Cassie. Bill tries to convince her that that's not true, but she doesn't believe it. Dinah starts talking about how she was envious of Cassie and hated her at the same time. Bill tries to tell Dinah that she can make a fresh start for herself, He tries to get to her to leave the bar but she refuses and tells him to just forget she's his sister. Bill then has to leave to go to Harley's hearing.
Jonathan and Reva are also at Towers having breakfast. When Reva gets up to make a phone call, a package comes for her and Jonathan signs for it. He opens it up and discovers that it's papers pressing charges against Edmund for what happened the night of the fire. When Reva returns, she tries to grab the papers away, but he's already seen them and congratulates her. However, Reva tells him she's not even sure yet if she'll go through with pressing charges. Jonathan tries to encourage her to follow her instincts and press charges, but Reva isn't quite sure if it's the best thing to do. She then hurries to leave so she can be in court. When she's gone, we see that Jonathan has the papers in his hands. In their room at Towers, Edmund is giving Cassie great news: her embryos are ready to be implanted, as early as this afternoon. Cassie's thrilled but is upset that she can't call Tammy or Reva since the hotel's phones aren't working. Edmund tells her that Tammy already knows. Edmund tries to ease her frustrations by telling her that he just wants her all to himself today. Suddenly, Edmund's cell phone rings. He tells Cassie that he has to go, he has a meeting to get to. When Cassie suggests that he leave his cell phone with her so she can call Reva, he tells her that he needs it in case the clinic calls. Edmund then goes upstairs for his meeting, but the man from the consulate he was set to meet with never shows. While he's waiting, Edmund instructs a waiter to send breakfast up to his wife. Jonathan overhears Cassie's room number.
Edmund then notices Dinah at the bar and asks if she's stalking him. He thinks she set up the fake call so he'd see her. Dinah denies the charge and goes back to drinking. Edmund tries to convince Dinah that she can change, she doesn't have to be a prisoner to her obsession. He uses himself as proof that she can change. Dinah's a little surprised at his concern for her since she thought he hated her. He maintains that he doesn't hate her; they're too much alike He does feel sorry for her though. Dinah doesn't appreciate that and asks to be left alone. When Edmund leaves, Jonathan approaches. She's not in the mood to see him either, but tells her there's something he needs to show her.
The phone rings in Cassie's room--it's the hotel management. While they're on the line, Cassie asks about the phones getting fixed and is disbelieving when she's told Edmund had all outgoing phone calls blocked. Just then, room service arrives. On the table is a note, apparently from Reva asking her to come to the Beacon.
As Edmund discovers that Cassie's not in the room, Cassie comes to the Beacon in time to see a fax come in---the papers that state the charges against Edmund!
Everyone's getting ready for Harley's big day in court. After she quietly watches her friends and family, Harley goes to her office, where Gus is staying. Gus isn't there and Harley sits down to write him a note. In the note she tells him that she's accepting the plea bargain and will be sent to jail for ten years. In the letter, she tells him not to put his life on hold for her, and told stay close to her family in an attempt to help. She wants him to make a new life for himself. Suddenly, Gus enters and asks Harley if she's taking the coward's way out. He then glances at her letter and is upset that she's writing him a "Dear John" letter. Gus tells her that he's staying with her. Wherever she's sent, he'll make a life near her. But Harley doesn't want that and tells him he has to walk out of her life, she can't live with anything else. Gus tells her that he won't be in court today and Harley leaves.
As he's preparing to go to court, Frank is interrupted by a policeman who tells him there's an important matter he needs to attend to on 5th Street When Frank gets there, he learns that someone's been caught robbing a store. The robber tells Frank he wants to make a deal. Frank's not interested, until the man mentions that he was there the night that guy was killed at Company.
At the courthouse, Reva tells Jeffrey she got the papers. He again tells her to take her time before she files the papers. A little later, Reva discovers that the papers are gone and figures out that Jonathan took them.
Harley arrives at the courthouse and is shocked to see that Gus is there after all. When the judge asks Harley if she's ready to finalize the plea, Harley hesitates. Gus tries again to get her to change her mind, but she tells the judge she's ready. Just as she's ready to plead guilty, Frank rushes in. He tells the judge there's new evidence -- a witness can testify that not only was Phillip alive when Harley left Company, he hadn't even been shot yet!