When Jack returns to the River House, he is shocked when he discovers Tess dancing around and acting like Livvie. Jack spots the love letter that Tess was writing to him and discovers that she signed the card: "Livvie!" Livvie tells Jack: "He's calling me, Jack. Can't you hear him calling me?" Jack spots the music-box and slams it shut. As soon as the lid goes down on the box, Tess reappears, and appears to have no memory of what just happened. Tess informs Jack that Caleb gave the music box to her because Caleb wanted to prove to Tess that Caleb did NOT want to control her any more. Jack convinces Tess to allow Jack to destroy the music box. Jack takes the music box outside and smashes it with a hammer, then throws it in the trash. Tess and Jack begin to kiss.
At the restaurant, when Ian realizes that Kevin is the benefactor who sent a bottle of wine to their table, Ian decides it is time to settle Kevin's hash and approaches Kevin to give Kevin a piece of his mind. But Kevin protests that Kevin had been respecting the restraining order until Ian and Lucy ran over to Kevin. Lucy suddenly insists to Ian that she would rather eat at home and Lucy and Ian leave. Later, Caleb arrives at the same restaurant and engages Kevin in a discussion about Livvie and Tess. As the two men talk, some fans of the Stephen Clay Experience spot Caleb and pester him for his autograph. Caleb complies with their request and then thrills them further when he kisses them. Kevin suggests that maybe Caleb is ONLY interested in women who do NOT succumb instantly for Caleb's questionable brand of charm. Kevin suggests that, since Tess appears to be able to resist Caleb, perhaps Caleb is switching his obsession from Livvie to Tess! Caleb retorts that Kevin is in no position to be trying to analyze Caleb since Caleb is so different from anyone that Kevin has ever met before. But Kevin counters by pointing out that the more time Caleb spends with humans, the more Caleb is becoming just like them.
At Ian's Loft, Elizabeth puzzles over the research notes that she discovered which seem to indicate that sleeping with a slayer is a way to cure the cravings that have turned her life into such an eternal torment. When Ian and Lucy arrive home, Elizabeth immediately begins coming on to Ian but Lucy orders Elizabeth to get her hands off of Ian! Elizabeth tries to trick Ian and Lucy into confiding news about their 'breakthrough' to Elizabeth but Lucy and Ian stay mum about their discoveries. Lucy finally orders Elizabeth to leave. But, after Elizabeth leaves Ian's Loft, she places a telephone call to Rafe!
Meanwhile, back at Jack's River House, Jack and Tess enjoy some togetherness on the porch swing. But, when they go inside, a close-up of the trash-can reveals that the music from the music-box can be heard again.
In Elizabeth's Hotel Room, Elizabeth tells herself that going to bed with her daughter's fiance will NOT count, because Elizabeth will only be doing that in order to save her life. However, Elizabeth is disappointed when she answers her door and discovers that it is Alison, rather than Rafe, who is standing there. Alison explains that she came because Rafe had something to do, but Alison felt it was important to check on her mother. Elizabeth explains that she had some questions about her 'condition' that Elizabeth believed she needed to discuss with Rafe. As Elizabeth and Alison talk, Elizabeth changes her mind about seducing Rafe and, instead, agrees to go apartment hunting with Alison later. Alison drops a hint that Rafe has a plan that will end Caleb's reign of terror in Port Charles soon, but Alison clams up when Elizabeth asks for more details about Rafe's plan. After Alison leaves her hotel room, Elizabeth congratulates herself for deciding thatshe CAN resist the temptation to bed Rafe in order to get rid of her 'symptoms!'
Meanwhile, at Jack's River House, Jack fills Jamal and Rafe in on the way that Caleb's music box turned Tess into Livvie - just like flipping a switch! But, when Rafe points out that whoever controls the box can control WHEN Livvie will appear, and asks Jack for the box, Jack admits that he has already smashed the music box into a million pieces. Rafe warns Jack that smashing the box was NOT a smart move. Rafe goes on to explain that, IF they open the box and Livvie appears, Caleb will let his guard down and, while Caleb is distracted, they would be able to deliver a death blow to the evil monster. Rafe tells Jack and Jamal that Caleb would NOT have let the box out of his hands if Caleb knew the box WOULD produce Livvie, so Rafe declares that Rafe is presuming that Caleb does NOT know that the box has the power to turn Tess into Livvie. Rafe suddenly remembers Caleb informing him that the balance between good and evil had to be maintained so that, when Rafe came back to earth, Caleb got to come back as well. But, when Jack, Jamal and Rafe go to look in the trash for the smashed music box, they are surprised when they discover that the box is NOT in the trash any longer! As Jack, Jamal and Rafe decide to continue looking for the music box, Jamal asks how many times Caleb will have to die before that evil monster REALLY dies! Rafe declares that THIS time will be different because Caleb will be killed by a slayer. Rafe also suggests that they find a way to keep Caleb off his water, so Caleb will become more vulnerable. Rafe assures Jack that everything will be done to protect Tess. As Jack, Jamal and Rafe get ready to go look again for the music box, Alison arrives and Jack, Jamal and Rafe try to evade Alison's questions about their plans. But Alison tells them that she knows they are evading and asks to speak to Rafe alone. After Jack and Jamal leave, Alison tells Rafe that she just saw Elizabeth and it appeared that her mother was freaking out, so Alison asks Rafe to visit Elizabeth and answer some of her mother's questions. Rafe agrees to go and asks Alison to stay at the River House to be with Tess.
At Stephen's Studio, Ricky spots Casey, still posing as Marissa, and tells the angel that her on-again, off-again routine has him confused. Meanwhile, inside the Studio, Reese and Caz complain to Joshua about the changes in Caleb since her wrote the song 'Newborn Heart!' But Caleb suddenly appears and announces that they are getting rid of 'Newborn Heart' and returning to their traditional form of music. Caz and Reese are enthusiastic about the changes Caleb has announced. Later, as the band practices, Caleb admits he likes some of the changes Ricky made in one of the songs. When the band takes a break after rehearsal, Reese approaches Caleb and reminds the boss that they STILL have a problem with Ricky. Caleb gives Reese permission to nibble on Ricky, but Joshua listens in on Reese's plan. Reese later goes to Ricky and tells him that The Stephen Clay Experience is planning a big party and asks Ricky to go with her to the big bash. Casey overhears Ricky agreeing to go with Reese and later tries to warn Ricky NOT to go with Reese. But Ricky angrily orders Casey to butt out of his life and quit ruining his good time. Meanwhile, Caleb remembers Kevin's warning that, the longer Caleb is around humans, the more Caleb becomes like the humans he so despises. Just then, Reese reports back about her plans for nibbling on Ricky. As Reese tells Caleb how grateful she is, Caleb begins to kiss Reese and Reese jumps into Caleb's lap and returns his kisses.
Meanwhile, in her hotel room, Elizabeth wonders what she should do to get rid of her symptoms if she does NOT hop into bed with Rafe. Elizabeth is pleasantly surprised when Rafe shows up at her door and Elizabeth welcomes her daughter's fiance with open arms. At the same time, Joshua leaves an urgent message on Elizabeth's phone, informing his partner that he needs her - NOW!
After Rafe leaves Jack's River House, Tess comes out of the next room, holding the music box. As Jack and Jamal search through the trash on the front porch, looking for the music box, Tess shows the music box to Alison and tells her that Jack said he was throwing the box away but must have changed his mind. Alison observes that the music box looks familiar. Tess opens the music box and, when the music begins to play, Tess turns into Livvie before an astonished Alison.
When Lucy brings a "Take-Out" Lunch to Ian's Loft, Ian announces that he has finally come up with a formula which he believes will cure his insatiable appetite for blood. Ian declares that he believes it is now time to see if the formula will work - on Ian! But, Lucy tries to persuade Ian NOT to use the new formula on himself because Lucy believes that they are doing fine, keeping Ian's symptoms in check with a combination of Caleb's Water and Ian's relationship with Lucy. But Ian protests that he can NOT bear the thought of living like that forever - and will NEVER be content to accept a life that is merely maintaining the status quo. So Lucy reluctantly agrees to help Ian try out the new serum. But, when Ian tries the serum on himself, his fangs come out and he suddenly attacks Lucy! The more Lucy tries to help Ian, the angrier Ian becomes! Ian begins to strangle Lucy. When Ian knocks Lucy down and advances menacingly toward her, Lucy suddenly pulls out a silver stake and threatens to impale Ian unless he stops his attack. Lucy appeals to Ian's love for his son to encourage Ian to fight Ian's cravings. Suddenly, Lucy declares HER love for Ian and proclaims that Lucy believes that Ian will NOT hurt her. Then Lucy puts the stake down! As Lucy puts down the stake, Ian's fangs disappear, and Ian suddenly changes back to himself!
At Jack's River House, Alison is stunned when Tess opens Caleb's Music Box and suddenly turns into Livvie. As Livvie blasts Alison for always hanging around trying to make trouble, Jack comes in and, as Jack listens to Livvie bad-mouthing Alison, Jack spots the music box and slams the lid down! As soon as Jack shuts the music box, Livvie disappears and Tess reappears and admits that she does NOT remember what just happened. Jack sends Tess to the kitchen for some soda and then Jack fills Alison in about Caleb's music box and the power that the box seems to exercise over Tess. When Alison asks what she can do to help, Jack urges Alison to get to Rafe as quickly as possible and ask Rafe to return to the River House, while Jack keeps Tess busy! Alison leaves right away and, when Tess returns to the living room, Jack explains that Caleb's music box makes Tess remember some unhappy times in Livvie's life and makes Tess sad and frightened. Tess explains that the box just appeared beside Tess' bed and Tess believed that Jack put the box there. Jack convinces Tess to NEVER open the box again while she is alone and Tess tells Jack that she remembers that there was something 'not quite right' about the music. Jack tells Tess that, for the time being, JACK will keep the music box. Tess promises Jack that she will NEVER open the box while she is alone and Jack promises that he will always be there to take care of Tess!
When Rafe arrives at Elizabeth's Hotel Room, Elizabeth enthusiastically welcomes Rafe with open arms. As Elizabeth suddenly begins to paw around on Rafe, Rafe demands to know what is going on, and Elizabeth eventually informs Rafe bluntly that Elizabeth believes that she has proof that hopping in bed with a slayer will cure her of Caleb's Curse of the Undead! Rafe tries to tell Elizabeth that her idea does NOT make any sense and that, if that were true, Rafe would KNOW about it. As Rafe tries to convince Elizabeth that she needs to give up on the idea that hopping in bed with Rafe will somehow 'cure' Elizabeth, Elizabeth knocks Rafe down on her bed, declaring: "You can kill me, or you can have sex with me!" But, as Elizabeth tries to cuddle up to Rafe, Alison suddenly bursts in the door and blasts her mother for trying to seduce Alison's sweetheart! Elizabeth quickly tries to explain that, IF Elizabeth could ONLY bed Rafe, all of Elizabeth's unholy symptoms would disappear. And Rafe agrees that Elizabeth DID tell him that. Alison apologizes to Rafe for her mother's behavior. Then Alison blasts Elizabeth for being so selfish. But Rafe urges Alison to realize that her mother was just desperate. Elizabeth agrees that Rafe is right and that Elizabeth DOES believe that she has PROOF that bedding Rafe WOULD 'cure' Elizabeth of her curse. Rafe tries to hustle Alison out of the room, but Elizabeth begs Alison NOT to leave. As Elizabeth cries that she has NO hope for the future and the present is driving her mad, Rafe informs Elizabeth that there IS hope - ALL they have to do is - kill Caleb! Elizabeth protests that killing Caleb will prove to be impossible. Alison warns her mother that Alison is TIRED of listening to all of Elizabeth's excuses, and Alison walks out into the hallway with Rafe. Once outside, Alison fills Rafe in on her experience as she watched Tess turn into Livvie when Tess opened Caleb's cursed music box! Rafe encourages Alison to try to comfort her mother, while Rafe calls Jack to get the details about Tess's latest experience with Caleb's Music Box!
Meanwhile, at Jack's River House, Jack thrills Tess when he gives her a new doll that is an exact duplicate of the doll that Livvie burned. Tess exults: "She is back! And we are going to have one of our own soon, too!"
When Rafe calls, Rafe warns Jack that they should NOT wait any longer before attempting to trap and destroy Caleb. Jack finally agrees with Rafe and Jack declares that: "As much as I love her, I HAVE to send Tess out - alone!"
At Ian's Loft, as Ian voices his disappointment that his vaccine did NOT work, Lucy and Ian are interrupted by Rafe, who announces that they ARE finally ready to get rid of Caleb - permanently! Rafe explains that Jack has finally agreed to let them use Tess to con Caleb into dropping his guard and, that, in fact, Jack will be the one who will set Tess up. Lucy is shocked when Rafe declares that Rafe can NOT be the one to exterminate Caleb - that LUCY will have to do the job! When Ian is suspicious of the reason WHY it MUST be Lucy who takes Caleb out, Rafe answers that he will explain all of that to Lucy - alone! After Ian leaves, Rafe reminds Lucy that Rafe can NOT eliminate Caleb because of the balance between good and evil - when Rafe got a pass back to earth, Caleb ALSO got the same kind of pass! But, Rafe explains, a slayer MUST make the kill if they ever want to be rid of the evil monster, and Lucy is the only one left who can take Caleb out! Lucy asks IF Lucy terminates Caleb, would that also mean that Rafe would HAVE return to the here-after as well, but Rafe confesses that he does NOT know the answer to her question. When Ian returns, Lucy fibs that Caleb would suspect Rafe of trying to eradicate Caleb but would NOT suspect Lucy because Caleb is too arrogant to realize that Lucy might be strong enough to face Caleb.
At Jack's River House, Jack reminds Tess that Jack IS supportive of Tess' mission to 'heal' Caleb. But Jack convinces Tess that Caleb hides behind a wall and THAT is the reason why it is so difficult for even Tess to reach down far enough to be able to awaken the goodness that Tess believes is buried deep inside Caleb. Jack explains to Tess that Jack believes that the water that Caleb drinks provides a 'mask' that Caleb can hide behind. Jack suggests that Tess is the ONLY one who could successfully get Caleb to quit depending on the water long enough for Caleb to drop his mask and allow Tess to heal the evil monster. A delighted Tess sweetly thanks Jack for understanding Tess's mission and thinking about getting rid of the water as a way to reach Caleb. Tess announces that she will go out to find Caleb right away and take Caleb to the Scenic Overlook to convince Caleb to give up drinking the water. But, when Tess rushes out to meet Caleb, Jack follows her!
Caleb's party is in full swing at Stephen's Studio and Joshua guardedly congratulates Caleb for recovering Caleb's former evil persona. Reese reports to Caleb that she is prepared to feast on Ricky before the night is finished and Reese greets Ricky enthusiastically when the drummer makes an appearance. Joshua asks Caleb if he plans to move on now and forget all about Olivia - AND Tess! Caleb insists to his suspicious band manager that Caleb has ALREADY forgotten!
As Jamal saunters through the Park, Jamal is surprised when Angel Casey springs out at him and demands Jamal's immediate help in protecting Ricky from getting bitten by Reese. Casey explains that SHE is not allowed to interfere to rescue Ricky - but Jamal CAN interfere! After Casey explains her plan, Jamal rushes to Caleb's party. When Jamal arrives at the party, he finds Ricky and slugs Ricky for kissing Jamal's girl - 'Marissa." However, as Casey watches in horror from a hidden corner, Caz shows up and threatens to teach Jamal some 'manners' for Caz's 'good friend', Ricky!
Back at Ian's loft, Rafe explains that the plan is for Tess to convince Caleb to quit drinking the water. Then, when Caleb has grown weaken from being without the water, they will open the music box when Tess and Caleb are together and Livvie will appear. Lucy will pull the trigger while Caleb is distracted with the phenomena of seeing Livvie again! Lucy assures Rafe that Lucy believes they will ALL be there to celebrate their victory over Caleb. Rafe returns to the car to get Lucy's Silver Slayer Gun. While Rafe is gone, Ian assures Lucy that Ian believes that she will be successful in eradicating Caleb! Rafe returns with the gun and shows Lucy how to use it.
Caleb takes a break from his party and sees Joshua as Joshua leaves. After Joshua is gone, Caleb remembers that Kevin suspects that Caleb is becoming human. And Caleb remembers Tess announcing that she can feel the goodness inside Caleb. Tess suddenly arrives, but Caleb rudely brushes her off and tells Tess that they will NOT be talking again - EVER! As Jack watches from hiding, Jack silently wills Tess to just take Caleb at his word and leave! But Tess suddenly reminds Caleb that she truly believes that there IS good inside Caleb. Before leaving, Tess confesses that, in her own way, she DOES love Caleb! Caleb suddenly asks Tess to wait!
At the party in Stephen's Studio, as Casey watches in horror from a hidden corner, Jamal angrily informs Caz that Jamal's beef is with Ricky. But Caz remains determined to make it about Caz! Jamal pretends to be willing to take the disagreement outside, but, as Caz follows Jamal, Jamal suddenly turns around and slugs Caz. Reese angrily warns Jamal that Jamal will be sorry for punching Caz.
Alison panics when she discovers that she can NOT reach Rafe but, when Alison confides her worry to her mother, Elizabeth can offer little to allay her daughter's fears. Alison declares that she is positive that Rafe has gone face Caleb. Elizabeth tries to assure Alison that, IF Rafe HAS gone to eliminate his evil adversary, then Rafe will succeed in his plan to eliminate the evil monster who has destroyed all of their lives. Alison flashes back to Rafe's explanation about the balance of good and evil and how it enabled Rafe to gain a second chance at life on earth to be with Alison. Alison falls asleep and finds herself in the midst of a horrible dream in which she learns that Rafe must leave her because Caleb is dead.
At Ian's loft, Ian makes a cup of soothing tea for Lucy to help calm her nerves before she leaves for her first solo attempt to rid the world of Caleb's evil. Rafe also tries to assure Lucy that she will succeed in destroying their evil enemy, but Lucy begins to worry that Rafe may never see Alison again if Rafe is yanked back to the Here-After as soon as Caleb lands in hell. Rafe insists that they must just concentrate on the job at hand. Jack calls to report that Tess is still working on Caleb but appears to be making some head-way. Lucy encourages Rafe to call Alison before they head out to face Caleb, but Rafe refuses. Lucy grabs the silver gun and announces that it is time for them to destroy Caleb. However, as Rafe, Lucy and Ian leave the building, Kevin notices them leaving and follows.
Outside Caleb's party, Caleb stops Tess from leaving and asks how Tess can still have faith that there is goodness inside Caleb that is worth saving when Tess knows that Caleb was ruthlessly using Tess to get to Livvie. Tess declares that she believes that Caleb was only trying to create someone who could love him as he really is. Tess knocks the blue bottle of water out of Caleb's hand, proclaiming that Caleb does NOT need the water! When Caleb picks up the bottle, Tess accuses Caleb of hiding behind the water because it masks the real Caleb. Tess announces that, in order to heal Caleb's heart, Tess needs to get close to the real man, not the persona that was forced upon him by his evill family in centuries past. Caleb confesses that he now regrets that he ever shared his shameful family secrets with Tess. Tess strokes Caleb's cheek and invites Caleb to accompany her so that she can heal his wounded heart. When Tess extends her hand, Caleb gratefully accepts her hand. Tess kisses Caleb's fingertips and leads him away. Jack is thrilled when he realizes that Tess is on the verge of success. But when Jack steps out of the shadows to follow Tess and Caleb, Jack discovers that two toughs are blocking his path. Jamal comes running up and reports to Jack that Jamal is being pursued by ghouls. When the thugs catch up with Jack and Jamal, the goons knock Jack unconscious. When the police officers arrive, the fight begins to break up. A panic-stricken Casey desperately looks for Ricky, but does NOT find the drummer and is afraid that Reese may still follow through on her plan to feast on Ricky. At the same time, Reese finally corners her tasty drummer boy and promises to give Ricky the 'gift that keeps on giving!'
Meanwhile, Jamal picks Jack up off the ground and revives him. But, as Jack and Jamal head off to catch up with Tess, the police officers notice them and decide to arrest Jack and Jamal. When the police put handcuffs on Jack, Jamal begins to pretend that he is falling-down drunk and takes his car keys out. As Jamal screams for his mama, the police handcuff Jamal. While the police are distracted by Jamal's antics, Jack frees himself and runs away to catch up with Caleb and Tess.
As they approach the Scenic Overlook, Lucy confesses to Ian that she is afraid she will NOT succeed in destroying their evil adversary. But Ian assures Lucy that Ian is confident that Lucy will succeed in saving the world from Caleb and they will all SOON have a reason to celebrate! Rafe, Lucy and Ian hide in the shadows and wait for Tess and Caleb to appear. When Caleb arrives with Tess, Caleb admits that he is NOT surprised that Tess brought him to the Scenic Overlook. Tess gently encourages Caleb to let himself go so he can open himself up to his feelings. Caleb complains that he needs his water, but Tess insists that Caleb's water will only stand in the way of Caleb discovering his human emotions. Tess proclaims to Caleb that this was meant to be and urges Caleb NOT to be afraid because Tess is convinced that this moment is the reason WHY Caleb created Tess in the first place! Caleb announces that he only wants Livvie back. That Caleb does NOT want love and does NOT want to be healed. Caleb suggests that it is TESS who needs to look inside and find the woman inside of herself whom Caleb desires. But Tess vows that she will NEVER allow Livvie to return. .
Meanwhile, Rafe, Lucy and Ian lurk in the shadows and wonder why Jack has not yet appeared. However, Kevin spots the group and moves closer to discover what their mission is.
Meanwhile, as Caleb angrily demands to see Livvie, Tess valiantly continues to stand her ground and gently urges the evil monster to tell her what is in his heart. Caleb declares that there is only darkness in his heart. At the same time, Jack slips up and quietly opens the music box. When Caleb hears the music, he stops dead in his tracks. But the tune also entices Livvie to emerge from within Tess. Kevin witnesses the emergence of his daughter and happily starts toward the couple. However, Lucy draws her gun, aims and shoots.
Meanwhile, Casey finds Ricky alone, with Reese poised behind the drummer, ready to sink her teeth into Ricky's neck.