At the hospital, Ashley seemed instantly smitten when Stitch entered an exam room to evaluate her injured ankle. While Stitch carefully manipulated Ashley's bruised ankle, Abby mentioned that both her mother and the doctor had reached the top of their science-oriented fields of study. Ashley blushed, and Stitch grinned when Abby stated that the doctor and her mom would likely be perfectly matched if each consulted a dating website. Ashley shushed her daughter. Hoping Stitch might identify with her role as the parent of a headstrong child, Ashley asked the doctor if he had children. Stitch said he had a son.
After Stitch left the exam room to check Ashley's x-rays, Abby leaned in toward her mother and said, "He is totally your type." Ashley told Abby that the doctor was obviously married because he had mentioned having a son. Abby replied, "Not all men have wives or ex-girlfriends constantly lurking." Ashley said that Abby seemed to be referring to Tyler and his lurking ex-girlfriend. Abby admitted that she was disappointed because Tyler hadn't blocked Mariah's phone calls. Ashley suggested that Tyler hadn't thought about blocking the calls. Ashley advised Abby to trust her exceptional instincts.
Stitch returned to the exam room and confirmed that Ashley had sustained only a sprain to her ankle. He ordered Ashley to rest her injured ankle as much as possible. Abby suggested that her mom shouldn't travel to Japan with an injured ankle, but Stitch approved the trip. Abby overtly announced that she'd keep her mom in Genoa City after Ashley returned from the business trip. The doctor grinned and told Ashley to pamper her ankle as much as possible and enjoy her trip.
At Billy and Victoria's, Victoria sadly noted that it had been difficult getting through their first Thanksgiving without Delia. Billy picked up a turkey Delia had made from a pinecone and colored construction paper. Resuming normal activities, Victoria added, seemed the best way for them to move forward. In a somber tone, Billy mumbled, "Yeah, normal. Dee Dee made this last year." Victoria took the turkey decoration from Billy and packed it away in a box of fall-themed décor.
Victoria changed the subject and told Billy about Dylan being her half-brother. Victoria recalled how her mother's announcement had affected her family, especially Nick. Victoria asked Billy to help his new brother-in-law adjust to his new role in the family. Billy said he'd prefer not to put himself in the middle of Victoria's family drama. Victoria, exasperated, snapped, "This affects me, Billy. This is about me!"
Billy lovingly held Victoria's hand. Billy said, "We all lost Delia, and there's no time limit on grief. It's different for everyone." Victoria, relieved, said that grief counseling was obviously helping Billy. Victoria offered to attend the next session. Billy hesitated and told Victoria that he'd rather she not. Billy explained that he tended to open up more if Victoria wasn't present. Victoria failed to hide her disappointment.
At Newman-Chancellor Enterprises, Noah avoided Victor's question about Thanksgiving and said he understood Nick's reasons for avoiding the family gathering. Noah added, "I heard that my dad and Dylan were brothers." Noah requested that he be treated like any other employee at work because he wanted to earn his position at the company. Kyle interrupted when Noah brought up the marketing plan he'd devised. Victor said, "You both have ideas I want to hear about." Noah couldn't hide his discontent and glared at Kyle.
Victor listened intently when Noah proposed targeting very young teen girls with advertisements for the company's cosmetic products. Kyle claimed he could quadruple the company's market share. Kyle added that his plan included offering free samples, sending coupons via phone apps, and promoting the company's products through various means of free "guerilla" advertising. Kyle referred to Noah's former bartending expertise and promised that marketing expansion would become the company's "new vodka."
Noah, annoyed, asked Kyle how alcohol fit in with beauty and health products. Kyle replied, "People want to look good when they party, and we give them a chance to do it all with Newman-Chancellor lifestyle products." Victor praised Kyle's ideas and told him to move forward with his plan. Noah was taken aback, but Victor proclaimed that Kyle's pitch had been the best. Kyle beamed with pride.
After Victor stepped out, he hid and listened outside his office door. Victor overheard Noah clash with Kyle. Noah said, "We all know he didn't choose your pitch because it was better. My grandfather was just trying to get back at your dad." Kyle claimed that Noah couldn't handle competition. Noah angrily replied, "I feel like handing you something right now." Victor stepped back into his office and chided the young men.
Victor told Noah that Kyle's presentation had been better. Victor advised Noah to figure out how to improve future presentations. Noah heatedly attempted to defend his ideas. Victor interrupted and said, "Cool off!" After Noah left, Kyle asked if Victor was using him to take a swing at Jack. Victor said, "I chose your pitch on merit, Kyle. I think that if we implement your plan, we'll make profit for this company."
After Ashley left the hospital, she stopped by to visit Victor at his office. He was delighted to see her. Victor and Ashley sat together on a sofa in Victor's office. Ashley said she was relieved that Abby had finally given up her ridiculous antics to garner attention. Ashley added that at last, Abby seemed content. Ashley asked Victor to keep an eye on their daughter while refraining from dragging Abby into his business conflicts.
Victor agreed to keep his distance while maintaining a watchful eye on Abby. Ashley noted that she'd be a long way from home when Victor faced off with Jack again. Victor promised to exclude Abby from his business dealings. Ashley replied, "Don't say the next epic battle is not about to happen because I can see all the signs." Ashley warned Victor that neither he nor Jack was a young man. Ashley voiced her concern that Victor and Jack might not survive another hostile battle.
Abby met up with Tyler at Crimson Lights. Abby told Tyler that her mother had met a cute doctor who had determined that Ashley had only sprained her ankle. Abby added that she and her mom had also discussed Tyler. Tyler took Abby's hand and said that he'd blocked Mariah's phone number. Tyler said he didn't know why he'd hadn't done so long before. Tyler pulled Abby close and said she was the only woman he wanted. Abby embraced Tyler and said she was happy to hear she was the only woman in his life.
At Crimson Lights, Noah visited with Tyler. Noah explained that his grandmother had dropped a bombshell when she announced that Dylan was her son. Noah explained that his grandmother had been involved in a cult at the time of Dylan's birth and had been forced to give him up. Tyler shook his head in disbelief and said, "And Dylan McAvoy was the kid?" Noah nodded.
Tyler mentioned that the Newmans were the richest, most powerful family members in town. Noah explained that Dylan wasn't a Newman. Noah added that being a Newman wasn't as glorious as Tyler imagined. Noah told Tyler about the competition he'd faced while vying for Victor's approval against Kyle. Tyler warned that Noah would be putting himself under a lot of pressure, trying to impress his grandfather. Tyler added, "It's the people who are closest to you that can hurt you the most." Noah appeared to be troubled by Tyler's warning.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club gym, Mason menacingly teased Hilary about enjoying a free membership through her position at Jabot. Hilary explained that she'd paid for her own membership. Mason set down his gym bag and loosened his expensive wristwatch. Hilary spotted the extravagant watch before Mason slipped it into his pocket. She said, "Looks like you're doing all right." Mason claimed that he'd been working extra hours.
Devon entered the gym. When Hilary learned that Devon was Mason's sparring partner, she seemed uneasy and reminded Devon that Mason had aided her while she carried out attacks on Devon's family. Devon laid the blame fully on Hilary. After Hilary walked away, Mason said the confrontation had given him the incentive to be a tough sparring partner. Devon, not at all suspicious of Mason, laughed. After Devon left, Mason phoned in an order for training gloves and a sports bag. Mason, holding the credit card stolen from Devon, told the person taking the order that he was Devon Hamilton.
Later, at the Genoa City Athletic Club's lounge, Hilary confronted Devon and told him to be wary of Mason. Devon rebuffed Hilary and said he couldn't trust her. Devon recalled how Hilary had repeatedly waged attacks on various members of his family. Hilary assured Devon that she was remorseful and was trying to put her life back together. Devon noted that Hilary had evidently fooled Neil and Jack.
Hilary reminded Devon that Mason had helped her steal Neil's journal. Hilary added that Mason had also snapped the staged pictures of her with Cane and had helped gather the information she'd used to hurt Devon's family. Devon said he was well aware that Mason had been Hilary's partner. Hilary admitted that she'd been seeking revenge against Neil, but Mason, she added, had participated because he wanted money. Defiant, Devon said that Mason hadn't asked him for anything. Hilary replied, "When you got all that money, I guess you inherited an ability to figure out what everyone's thinking all the time."
Jill visited Jack at his mansion. She told Jack she wasn't comfortable with his plan to plant Kyle as a mole at Newman-Chancellor because Victor would be too wary to reveal helpful information. Jack said, "Victor already suspects the truth, but he still hired Kyle. We'll use Victor's hubris as our ace in the hole." Jill still wasn't convinced. Jack explained that despite his warning, Kyle had gone ahead with the plan on his own. Jill, noticing the sparkle in Jack's eyes, replied, "You're glad he did it." Jack said, "No, I'm not, but I'm damn proud of my son for agreeing to do his part to right a wrong."
Jill maintained that Victor wasn't in the wrong for taking back a company that bore his name. Jack reminded Jill that Adam had rescued the company from the brink of disaster only to be forced out after Victor stepped back in. Jill noted that she would reap nothing through Jack's plan to sacrifice his son in order to resume a rivalry that he'd recently walked away from for the sake of his health and sanity. Jack insisted that he was perfectly sane and that Jill was the one who was losing her sanity. Jill sighed.
Jill acknowledged that she was fixated on her plan to reclaim Chancellor Industries in order to pass Katherine's "test." Jack warned that much work lay ahead before he and Jill could even consider divvying up the spoils. Jack mentioned his concern about Billy. Jill said she couldn't imagine how difficult the day had been for Billy. Jack explained that being with family had helped him cope. Jill said she thought that Jack and Summer had spent the holiday with Phyllis in Georgia. Jack noted that he'd hoped Summer could have witnessed a sign indicating that Phyllis was improving. Jill agreed that it was comforting for Summer to spend Thanksgiving with her father.
After Jill left, Kyle returned home. Bragging, Kyle said that Victor had approved of his business plans. Jack replied, "I'm having second thoughts about you going in any deeper at Newman-Chancellor. I think it's a mistake." Kyle explained how his pitch had impressed Victor more than Noah's had. Jack asked Kyle if he'd forgotten that he'd accepted the job only to help glean information. Jack added, "Victor is working you, son. He's pulling you in." Kyle shook his head, indicating that he didn't believe his father's warning.
Jill stopped by to visit with Victoria. Jill asked about Billy. Victoria explained how she'd tried in vain to get her family back to normal for Johnny's sake. Appearing at her wit's end, Victoria cried that nothing she had said or done seemed to help. Victor noted that Billy had hurt her feelings often and rarely touched her. Jill seemed pleased when Victoria reported that she and Billy had attended grief-counseling sessions.
Victoria told Jill she was concerned because Billy had insisted on attending the counseling sessions without her. Jill said that Billy probably felt free to express his feelings without holding back in order to protect Victoria. Jill assured Victoria that Billy would return to her soon. Victoria seemed a little relieved by Jill's words. Still somewhat unsettled, Victoria agreed that they should be grateful that Billy was reaching out to the members of his counseling group.
Billy ran into Kelly outside the meeting room. Kelly said she suspected that Billy had been dismayed to observe people gushing over pumpkin pie when there was an empty seat at the family table. Billy admitted that he'd had a difficult time. He said that being able to share his feelings with the group, though tough, had helped. Kelly advised Billy to take one day at a time, so he wouldn't become overwhelmed. Billy noted that Kelly's advice made sense. Billy admitted that he wasn't looking forward to returning home, so Kelly invited him to have coffee with her. Billy agreed and left with Kelly.