Kay agonizes over telling Fox no to his proposal. Fox thinks it's because she still loves Miguel. Tabitha warns Kay not to tell Fox the real reason why she couldn't say yes. Kay tells Fox it was because the planets are out of whack and Mercury is in retrograde. Fox thinks she's cuckoo. Tabitha is happy she didn't spill the beans that she and Endora being witches.
Noah runs out into the snow in wet pajama bottoms to stop Fancy from leaving. He explains he was only helping a hurt Maya in the shower and she'd passed out in his arms. Fancy agrees to go back inside and hear what he has to say. Maya warns him over and over not to tell Fancy the secrets of their past.
Theresa tells Ivy that she can offer Ethan the world now by putting him in charge of Crane. She also has Ivy starting to believe that she didn't tip off the tabloids. Theresa has to handle her first big conference call and admits to Ivy she doesn't have a clue as to what to do but it's all right because Ethan will be in charge soon. In her head, Ivy is liking the sound of that.
Ethan goes to the mansion to pick up some belongings and tells Theresa he'll never be back and leaves.
One of Alistair's security men brings an envelope of information to Theresa. She tells him that there will be no more spying on people...before she finds out the envelope he has for her concerns Ethan. Without taking the envelope she asks what the gist of the info is and the security man tells her about the New York job and Ethan, Gwen and Jane leaving Harmony.
Ivy confronts Gwen and Rebecca about their involvement with the tabloids. They claim innocence and implore her to believe them. Ivy says she does but still looks suspicious and warns them she'd better never find out that they were involved. Rebecca assures her they weren't with fingers crossed behind her back.
Chris asks his mob contacts for help in finding Beth and Marty. They agree and say they will after they settle one thing first. Sheridan is in the hotel room calling day cares looking for leads on Marty when she hears something at the door. She opens it to find a beaten, unconscious Chris.
At Tabitha's house, Fox was overjoyed to find out that the only reason Kay turned him down was because the planets were out of alignment. Tabitha muttered in the background about the dark side being upset if and when Kay does put on his ring. He swung Kay around and told her that they could start planning their wedding when the planets were okay. She wasn't sure when that would be and Fox got confused because he didn't understand why she wouldn't know when they would be lined up right. He asked how they could find out and Kay told him that Tabitha would know. They found Tabitha in the kitchen and asked her when it would be possible for him to propose. Tabitha took Kay aside and told her that even when the planets were better, the dark side wanted her to pay for the success spell she cast on Fox. The boys in the basement started rumbling and shooting fire out the vent. Fox wanted to know what that sound was and Tabitha spun her cranky furnace tale again. She finally found her book and told Fox that it would only be a few months. He asked her to wear the ring anyway and Kay said it would be tempting the planets. Fox wasn't buying it. He wanted to be engaged NOW! Kay talked him into humoring her. He told her that he'd put the ring on a chain and wear it around his neck until she'd wear it. Tabitha took Kay aside and said the boys in the basement might think she was trying to have her cake and eat it too. Fox went to get a chain and Kay said that she was glad to be engaged to be engaged. Tabitha warned her and Kay yelled down into the vent that she was sick of doom and gloom.
At the Bed & Breakfast, Gwen and Ethan made plans to move to New York to work for Lawrence Grant. He was concerned that New York would be too expensive, but Gwen wanted an apartment on Central Park West. Gwen was excited that they'd be away from Theresa, but Ethan was adamant that Theresa would still have access to Jane. Gwen was furious and told him that she'd leave him before she let Theresa near them ever again. He told her that she couldn't be serious and she told him that he was either on her side 100% or she would go it alone with Jane. She didn't want to ever have to see Theresa ever again. He told her that he loved her and Gwen told him that she needed to hear that he didn't love Theresa. He told her that he wanted what was best for them and Jane. He said that they didn't have to be around when she went to see Jane. He promised that the next time they saw Theresa would be at Jane's wedding. Gwen relaxed and said that she hoped Jane didn't get married until she was thirty five. He said he hoped forty. Gwen dithered about having a wonderful life in Manhattan and Gwen declared that she owed Mr. Grant a big thank you.
At the Crane mansion, Theresa was shocked to find from one of Alistair's corporate spies that Ethan had gotten a new job with Crane's biggest competitor and was planning to move to New York.
Theresa went to visit Mr. Grant at his Harmony office. He offered sympathy about Alistair's condition and then asked why she was there. She told him to rescind his employment offer to Ethan. He refused and told her that their meeting was over. She threatened him again and he listed all that he'd done in the past to deal with Alistair's evil over the years. He said she couldn't scare him just because she was in charge now. She was up front with how Alistair ruined her life. He opened the door and told her their meeting was over, not to ever call him again, and that he would never be calling her. She told him that she survived Alistair, so she could survive him and she refused to leave his office until he rescinded Ethan's offer. He laughed at her and started reading information about her from a file that he'd compiled. He insisted that she was acting vilely because of her personal life. She swore that he was in charge of Crane and Ethan had to work for her. He told her that she reminded him of his five year old daughter and expected her to stop her feet the next time he refused her. She promised him that she'd sink him and his company if he didn't do what she wanted. He told her that she was bluffing and she threatened to use the department at Crane that killed heads of state, competitors, and her two brothers. He didn't think she had the authority to use that department and Theresa asked him if he was willing to find out. She said she may not know much about business but what she learned came from the most ruthless power nut in the world. She told him not to put the lives of his family and company on the line and then insisted he call Ethan right then. He picked up the phone and dialed.
In Hawaii, Sheridan opened their hotel room door to find a beaten Chris's body fall over the threshold. She was sure he was dead until she scared him awake with her blathering. She helped him to the bed and asked him who had done this. Sheridan blamed herself for letting him get involved in her life. She wanted him to go to the hospital, but he refused and she kissed him for being so brave. He told her that the beating wasn't for nothing and she assumed that he'd found Marty. He hadn't, but the thugs did promise to tell him anything they heard about Marty and they'd keep their ears open. She told him to rest and he pulled her into an embrace and started kissing her. She worried about him being in pain, so he took her to the hot tub. As they sat there in the bubbling water, he told her how lucky he was to have her. She kissed him and agreed.
06Sam told Ivy that it was ok for Mya to recuperate at the house. Ivy thought the situation was strange, and Sam thought there was more to the story than meets the eye.
While holding up a picture of Noah, Mya prayed that Noah won't tell Fancy about their past because she's afraid for them.
Fancy and Noah were at a diner and she wanted Noah to explain what she saw in the shower. Noah told her that he was in his underpants and nothing happened. Fancy didn't want to believe it. Noah admitted to Fancy that he and Mya were lovers and told her that nothing is going on between them.
Gwen is afraid to be happy because she doesn't want to get disappointed, but Ethan assured Gwen that they are going to NY and he will start work right away. Gwen is happy that they are going to NY and there is nothing Theresa can do about it.
While Theresa was sitting across from Mr. Grant, he fielded a call out to Ethan asking that he shows up at his office ASAP. Mr. Grant told Theresa that she got what she wanted and that he doesn't want any retribution from Theresa against his company. Theresa told Mr. Grant that it all depends on how long it takes him to keep Ethan unemployed. Mr. Grant told Theresa that Ethan would be told immediately that he has no job with his company. Theresa told Mr. Grant that as soon as Ethan is unemployed; his company will be back in business. Theresa had this message for Mr. Grant: "Don't ever underestimate Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane."
While at the B&B, Ethan got a call from Mr. Grant's representative. Gwen wanted to know what the call was about and Ethan told her. Gwen had a worried look on her face, but Ethan reassured her that everything would be fine and that they would be in NY tonight.
Gwen said to herself that NY is not as big as India, but huge enough where they can get lost so Theresa would never find them.
Theresa was getting ready to leave and Mr. Grant wondered why Theresa wasn't sticking around. Theresa told Mr. Grant that Ethan can never know about their meeting and not to mention her name to Ethan because Ethan would be furious with her. She told Mr. Grant to call her as soon as he informs Ethan of his unemployment, and he agreed to call Theresa at Crane Industries (CI) as soon as Ethan leaves. With a smile on her face, Theresa extended her hand to Mr. Grant stating that it was a pleasure to do business with him; however, Mr. Grant refused to shake her hand and told her good day. Theresa dropped her charm bracelet of Little Ethan's while walking out of Mr. Grant's office.
Sam wanted to go check on Mya and thought that it was odd that Noah wouldn't let anyone else see her.
Sam was on his way up to see Mya when Fox and Kay walked in the door. Kay wanted to tell Sam the news, but Fox interrupted her. Fox asked Sam for Kay's hand in marriage and he gave Fox his blessings, but Ivy was in the other room, and she was none too happy. While by herself, she insisted that Kay will never marry Fox.
Mya held up a picture of Noah once again and wondered how Noah could have forgotten what they had together. She hopes that Noah keeps what happened in the attic a secret. If Noah doesn't, he, Fancy, and Mya will be in danger.
While at the diner, Noah tried to explain things between him and Mya. He felt that Fancy was getting jealous, and Fancy told him that she wasn't jealous. Noah told Fancy that Mya is in the past and she is out of his life and that Fancy is the woman he wants to be with forever. Fancy was very pleased to hear Noah's words.
Rebecca showed up at Gwen's with drinks to bid her farewell, and she's thrilled about Ethan's new job. She was helping Gwen to search for apartments, and she told her of a friend who received a building in a divorce settlement and agreed to introduce Gwen to her when she gets settled. Rebecca hesitated and said if she gets settled. Gwen wondered why her mother would be so doubtful. Rebecca thinks that Theresa is still a threat. Gwen seems sure that Theresa doesn't know about Ethan's new job, and she has no idea they are moving to NY. Rebecca told Gwen that Theresa always manages to make a comeback because she is a blood sucking vulture and told Gwen not to let her guard down when it comes to Theresa because she will stop at nothing to destroy Gwen and keep Ethan for herself.
Theresa walked in to Alistair's office with a lot of files and Valerie told her that Alistair likes his office tidy. Theresa told Val that what Alistair wants and doesn't want no longer matters; her opinion is all that counts. Theresa ordered Val to get her coffee because it was cold outside, and Val was wondering why Theresa wanted her to get coffee since she is Fox's assistant. She ended up telling Theresa to get it herself. Theresa started throwing her power around and asked Val if she knew who she was. Val told Theresa that she knew perfectly well who she was because she was at the wedding. Theresa showed Val the Wall St. Journal and explained to her that Alistair has put her in charge so she is Val's new boss. Theresa ordered Val to clear out the adjoining office next to hers because it is going to be Ethan Winthrop's new office. Val thought Ethan was leaving Harmony to start a new job with his family, but Theresa told Val that the only place Ethan will be going is the office right next to hers. Val frowned.
Ethan met with Mr. Grant in New York, and he was very excited and looking forward to leave Harmony for his new job with his family; however, Mr. Grant told Ethan that the move won't be necessary. Ethan was confused, and wondered what was going on.
Sam called Ivy in the living room to share the news of Kay and Fox's engagement. Ivy pretended to be happy and said that she was surprised. Ivy thought that Fox was rushing into it, but Fox interrupted and told her that he wasn't rushing anything.
Sam is very happy for Kay and gave her a hug, and Ivy was furious. Kay was about to walk out the door and Ivy stopped her. Kay told Ivy that she knew about her plans to have Val break up her relationship with Fox. Ivy was shocked that Kay knew.
Ethan doesn't understand why Mr. Grant said that he was never moving to NY. Mr. Grant made up an excuse about the company undergoing financial difficulties, so he is not in a position to take on any new personnel. Ethan had doubts about Mr. Grant's answer and asked if anyone from Crane Industries had anything to do with him not landing the job. Mr. Grant told Ethan that no one from CI told him anything. Ethan told Mr. Grant that he was blacklisted many years ago by Julian Crane, and he specifically asked Mr. Grant if Theresa Lopez Fitzgerald had anything to do with him not getting the job. Mr. Grant pretended not to know Theresa and Ethan told him that she was Alistair's wife. Ethan asked if Theresa called Mr. Grant, and his answer was no. Ethan accepted Mr. Grant's answer, and told him how disappointed he was. Mr. Grant apologized and told Ethan that if the economy turns around, he would give it a second thought. Ethan shook his hand and thanked him. While Ethan was walking out of Mr. Grant's office, he saw Theresa's charm bracelet on the floor. He picked it up and said, "That bitch! I knew it! Damn that woman!" Mr. Grant asked Ethan if he was ok, and he said no, he was not ok. Ethan said that he will be ok as soon as he has a chat with a certain little someone and he walked out the door.
Theresa was making herself at home in Alistair's office. She placed a picture of Ethan, her, Jane, and Little Ethan on the desk. She then told Val to redo the office to her liking. She apologized to Val for being rude earlier and offered up her friendship. Val's response was: "If you say so." Theresa told Val that they could help each other out because she heard from Fox that Val knows her way around the office and she would like some help in that area. Val told Theresa that she would do what she can.
Fox showed up as Val was walking out of Theresa's office. Fox gave Theresa a hug and played catch up. Fox was surprised that Alistair would put a woman in charge because that's something that he would never do. He told Theresa of his engagement to Kay. Theresa was telling Fox that he and Kay didn't know each other long enough. Fox then reminded Theresa that she fell in love with Ethan from reading about him in a magazine. Theresa agreed with Fox that she had no right making judgments about other people's relationship.
Theresa called Miguel, and they exchanged pleasantries. Miguel told her that there was no news on Charity, but he was getting close. Theresa told Miguel that she was in charge of CI, and that if he needed anything it would be at his disposal. She offered Miguel an army and private investigators to help find Charity. Miguel told her that he was doing fine on his own. Theresa wanted to know if Miguel had spoken to Kay lately and he said no. She asked Miguel to come home because Pilar and Martin were renewing their vows, plus there were other matters and Miguel needed to be there.
Kay insisted to Ivy that she knew about Val because she heard them talking, and she knows that it was Ivy and Val who sabotaged her at CI. Ivy was dumbfounded. She started to say something to Kay, but Kay wasn't interested in anything Ivy had to say. Kay told her that she can't stop her from marrying Fox because she will tell Sam about David Hastings and Ivy's involvement in breaking up Sam & Grace's marriage. Ivy told Kay that Sam would hate her, but Kay will take her chances. Ivy mumbled to herself that Kay thinks this is over, but it's not the end.
Sam went to Mya's room, and he told her that Noah never mentioned her to him. She told Sam that they met in college, but she broke up with Noah, and he was very hurt. Sam asked her a series of questions about the two men who attacked her. Mya claimed not to know anything about the men who attacked her. Sam said that Mya looked familiar, and it turned out that she is Sally Chin's daughter. Sally Chin owns a Chinese restaurant down by the wharf. Sam thought that it was weird that Noah never mentioned her since she is a local Harmony girl. Sam brought up the two men again, and he wanted to know what they wanted from Mya. She pretended not to know anything about those men. Mya wondered why Sam was asking her all those questions, and he told her that he was chief of police and that it was a force of habit.
Fancy wanted to know why Noah kept Mya a secret from her since they promised not to keep things from each other. Noah apologized for not telling Fancy about Mya. Fancy kept grilling Noah about Mya, so he agreed to tell her about his past.
Rebecca helped Gwen pack for NY and she gave Gwen some pep talk about keeping Ethan happy in bed. Rebecca asked Gwen if she worries about Ethan missing making love to Theresa, and Gwen told her absolutely not. They only did it a few times: one before the wedding that never took place and the other time was when Theresa drugged him and tricked him to be with her. Gwen believes that she and Ethan will have a happy life in NY and Theresa will be nothing but a horrible memory.
Ethan walked in while Theresa was on the phone with Miguel. She told Miguel goodbye and hung up right away. Ethan showed Theresa the charm bracelet and threw it on the desk. Ethan asked Theresa what the hell she is trying to do to him. Theresa looked up at Ethan.
Kay told Sam goodbye, and he wished her well. Sam said that he owed it all to Ivy to make such a thing happen. Sam is happy that Kay has moved on and put Miguel behind her. Ivy wondered to herself about Miguel's whereabouts because he could come in very handy.
Mya said that if those two men come back, someone could end up dead and it won't be her. It would be Noah instead.
As soon as Noah was about to tell Fancy about his past, a car drove through the diner. Noah shouted to Fancy and told her to watch out.
Ethan strode into Theresa's office at Crane Industries and slammed her charm bracelet down on her desk. He demanded to know why she'd torpedoed his job with Lawrence Grant and she tried to play dumb, but he pointed out that it was the charm bracelet that he'd given her after little Ethan was born. Theresa admitted that she'd put the kibosh on his new job. He told her that it wouldn't stop him because he was going to take Gwen and go find a job somewhere. She threatened to do the same thing to any job that he tried to get. She told him that she really needed him to be her partner at Crane and he whined that he'd never work with her after all she'd done to emasculate him. She tried to sell the story that he really loved her and not Gwen and they should be a family. He told her that he'd cut his ears off before he'd listen to that tale again. He told her he loved Gwen and would never leave her because he believed in his vows and besides, how could there be a happily ever after for them now that she's married to Alistair. He started to leave and Theresa ran to him and asked him to wait. She told him that she was sorry. She didn't want them to fight. She wanted to show him something. She grabbed a pile of drawings affixed to foam core board. They depicted a section of Harmony that Crane Industries had left to molder into ruin after they put one of their factories in China. Ethan had planned a redevelopment a few years ago and Theresa had them rendered architecturally. She told him that she planned to do good with the company now that she was in charge but she needed him to lead the charge. He told her that she could find someone to lead the project, but she appealed to his sense of fulfilling his dream. Ethan struggled with his emotions as he contemplated bringing his plans to fruition.
At the Bed and Breakfast Gwen was packing when her mother burst in. Gwen told Rebecca that she was so excited to be moving to New York away from Theresa. Rebecca started helping Gwen pack by putting all of Gwen's sexy lingerie near the top so that it will be ready as soon as they get to their new place. She counseled Gwen to make love to Ethan several times a day so that he'll be too tired to stray. Gwen tried to explain that she didn't have to use sex to keep her husband, but Rebecca reminded her how Jane came to be. When Rebecca started to leave she got emotional and told Gwen that she'll really miss her. She reminded her to get a landline phone installed so that there wouldn't be cell phone conversations for the Crane spies to listen in on. After Rebecca left, Jane awoke and Gwen hugged her tight as she prompted Jane to practice saying bye bye to Theresa.
Chris and Sheridan enjoyed the healing properties of the hot tub and used the time to put their thinking caps on. They decided that even though they hadn't been able to find Marty enrolled in any daycare or preschool, he might have gone to a doctor. They called every doctor's office from Ackerman to Zuckerman and had no luck finding him as a patient with a last name of either Lopez-Fitzgerald or Crane. Chris suggested that they might be brazen enough to use Wallace or since it was presumed that they wouldn't have known about Otto, maybe they are using the name of Krause. Chris went to take a nap and when Sheridan went in to tell him he was leaving, he pretended to be asleep. As soon as she left the hotel room, Chris jumped up and made a phone call to someone. He told the person that he didn't think he'd ever get rid of Sheridan. As Sheridan opened the door to get her forgotten book, she overheard him say that they had to act now before Sheridan got wind that something was up. He said that he couldn't wait another day because he couldn't risk it blowing up. He told the person to be discreet because Sheridan had to be kept in the dark until right before it happened, then he made plans to meet the person. Sheridan decided that Chris isn't the man she thought he was and was sure Chris was working against her.
Noah started to explain to Fancy about the trouble he'd been in with Maya when suddenly he yelled at her to watch out and a car drove right through the front window and landed where their table was. When the police and paramedics arrived they found Noah and despite their warnings to stay still, he got up to look for Fancy. They pulled furniture and debris out of the way and finally found her pinned under the car. Noah convinced the emergency team to help him lift the car off and used his adrenaline to power through it. They rushed her to a hospital emergency room and rushed her in to assess her injuries. They stabilized her, but told Noah that her right cornea was lacerated and there was so much glass embedded in her eye that in spite of surgery, the injuries may be too extreme and she may lose the eye. Noah was devastated at this news.
Noah calls and breaks the news of his and Fancy's accident to Sam and Ivy. Maya goes to the hospital with them. She tells Noah it wasn't an accident but the same people that beat her and stresses the importance of keeping their secret. Dr. Eve has an eye surgeon coming in hopes of saving Fancy's eye. Fancy comes to in the E.R. and sees Maya there with Noah.
Valerie resigns. Kay realizes Valerie is so ambitious because she supports her whole family and feels bad for her. She talks Valerie out of resigning by revealing she knows about her being in cahoots with Ivy but will keep it a secret from Fox if Valerie stays and promises to leave her and Fox alone and not conspire with Ivy. Valerie admits she has never even liked Ivy and agrees to Kay's more than generous offer. Ivy calls a short time later. Valerie informs her she will not spy anymore but Ivy makes great promises of the life she could have with Fox if Kay were out of the picture and Valerie has a change of heart.
Fox and Kay have a discussion of whether Kay will be a working mom or a stay at home mom. Kay seems to like the idea of working side-by-side with Fox at Crane Industries.
Sheridan follows Chris thinking he has been working for Alistair this entire time. She sees a group of school children and mistakes one for Marty - her son, and grabs him from behind and starts hugging him. The teacher comes to his aid and Sheridan realizes her mistake. She goes back to the hotel and packs, determined to find Marty - her son, on her own. Chris catches her as she's leaving and pushes her back in the room. She's ranting that she knows all about his evil plans and he stops her short by getting on his knee and proposing. That was what his mysterious phone call had been about. A stunned Sheridan is speechless.
Theresa offers Ethan the position of co-CEO and shows him his new office...complete with shiny nameplate on the door. Ethan looks very tempted to take the offer and start on his grand plans for renovating the other side of Harmony's tracks.