At the police station, Paul told Michael and Lauren that they couldn't do anything to help Michael's case. Michael contended that he'd be back in prison once the evidence confirmed that he'd killed Carmine, but Paul ordered the Baldwins to get out. Michael griped that he still had a sword hanging over his head, and Paul remarked that the sword could fall anywhere. Lauren asked if she was on the suspect list, and Michael questioned how they were supposed to find peace if Paul wouldn't tell them what was going on. Paul vowed that the case would be solved legitimately.
Michael urged Paul to lock him up again to save the taxpayers' money, but Lauren wailed that she couldn't bear the thought of Michael going back to prison. Paul promised not to arrest more innocent people, and Lauren snapped that Carmine was the guilty party but that the Baldwins were the ones suffering. Michael instructed Lauren to go home and get some rest, and she begged Paul not to make her family suffer more than they already had. Lauren left, and Michael assumed his role as an attorney to request that Paul disclose what the new evidence was. Paul questioned whether Michael was ready to tell him who had really pulled the trigger.
Paul suspected that Michael was trying to keep Fen out of prison for the next ten years, but Michael claimed that he was representing himself, and he was entitled to know what information Paul had. Paul said that the investigation had been a mess, partly because Michael had tried to hide the bullet hole in the alley, and Paul regretted that he hadn't tested Lauren and Fen for gunshot residue. Paul added that the crime scene photos were missing, and the cops had found a napkin with Lauren's DNA in the alley. Michael realized that Paul couldn't pin the crime on anyone.
Michael said that the only things that Paul knew were that Carmine was dead and that Michael had confessed. Paul said that they both knew that he had another confession, and Michael inquired whether Paul was going after Fen as the prime suspect. Paul divulged that Fen was at the top of the list, and he and Christine were sick about it. Michael stated that there was nothing else to say, and he walked out. Paul continued scouring his files, and he started to walk away in frustration, but he suddenly turned back and opened the file again. "Who the hell is that?" he muttered to himself.
At home, Lauren received a call from an unknown party. She demanded to know who it was, but the caller hung up. Michael returned home and reported that Paul had nothing on any of them. She was sorry that she'd lost her temper with Paul, but Michael was sure that Paul understood. She mentioned that a handful of hang-ups on her phone had freaked her out, but she convinced herself that she was just being silly.
In the prison yard, Fen argued that he hadn't been the one to put the inmates behind bars, but one of the convicts snarled that the D.A. had to pay. Later, Womack confronted the inmates as they circled around a bloodied Fen, and he asked what was going on. A convict explained that they'd learned that Fen was the D.A.'s son, and Womack chided them for taking that long to figure it out. Womack warned Fen that it was the way it went in prison -- if someone screwed somebody else over, sooner or later, that person had to pay. Womack grabbed a terrified Fen.
An inmate yelled that he wanted the next shot at Fen, but Womack announced that playtime was over, and he ordered the prisoners to leave "Mouse" alone. A convict protested that they weren't done with Fen, but Womack told him to beat it. The group dispersed, and Womack reached out his hand and pulled Fen to his feet. Fen thanked Womack, and he asked why Womack had helped him. Womack claimed that he was a nice guy, but he added that Fen owed him one.
At the Athletic Club, Neil greeted Lily and Cane, and she proclaimed that she had great news. Lily explained that she'd received a clean bill of health three years before, and she'd had screenings every six months to make sure the cancer hadn't returned. She announced that she'd just had her last checkup ever, and while she hadn't gotten her test results yet, her doctor was optimistic. Cane stepped aside to take a call, and Neil gushed that he was proud of how Lily had handled her illness and her life afterward with grace and courage. He recalled her words on Thanksgiving about not avoiding love and commitment, and she asked how things were going with Leslie.
Neil said that he and Leslie were doing great, and he revealed that he'd decided to ask her to move in with him. Lily asked if they'd discussed the possibility, but Neil reasoned that it should have happened already, because he and Leslie spent a lot of their time together. Lily cautioned that he and Leslie might not be on the same page, but Neil believed that it was time that they had a little bit of joy in their lives, and he hoped that Thanksgiving had been the first of many happy holidays he and Leslie would share.
After Neil left, Cane and Lily searched for jobs that they could do together on his tablet computer, and he swore that they would be a great team. She said that they could become lion tamers since they'd managed to tame their children, and he suggested that they become circus clowns. Cane declared that they'd have a bright future, and Lily hoped that they weren't the only ones.
At the gym, Dylan barked that Nick had been adamant that Dylan stay away from him, yet Nick always sought out Dylan. Nick said that he'd lived in that town his whole life, and he thought that Dylan could do a better job of making himself scarce. Dylan complained that it was a stupid thing to fight about, and he ordered Nick to just let him work out his frustration in peace. Nick refused to leave until they straightened some things out.
Nick acknowledged that he couldn't understand how Dylan felt, but Dylan wanted to table the conversation until they got the results from the DNA test. Nick was irked that Dylan had asked for proof, and Dylan asserted that just because Nikki believed something didn't make it real. Nick argued that there was a paper trail, and he knew what the test would say. Dylan dryly called Nick an expert on DNA tests, and he refused to take Nikki's word for it. Nick questioned why a woman in Nikki's position would risk jeopardizing her family and reputation if her claims weren't true.
Nick insisted that Nikki was an honest person who wouldn't lie, but Dylan countered that he'd thought the same thing about his own mother. Nick swore that he wasn't trying to pick a fight, but he encouraged Dylan to get to know Nikki. Dylan conceded that Nikki had always been nice to him, but he argued that a genuine person wouldn't lie about her first-born child. Dylan added that he had ordered the DNA test for his peace of mind and not to start relationships, and he implored Nick to treat him the way Nick treated Adam. Nick said that the situations were different, and he wanted to make a deal.
Dylan asked why Nick was pushing, since they'd never be friends or act like brothers. Nick said that he didn't care what Dylan thought about him, but he was concerned about how Dylan treated Nikki. Nick recognized that he couldn't stop Dylan from walking out of her life, but he demanded that Dylan do it in the least painful way possible, because she'd suffered enough. In return, Nick promised that he wouldn't do anything to Dylan that would hurt Nikki, and he asked if they had a deal. Dylan wordlessly stalked off.
At Sharon's house, Summer apologized for crying, but Sharon understood that Summer missed Phyllis terribly. Summer whimpered that it was even harder because she'd lost her dad at almost exactly the same time as her mom, and a guilty Sharon said that she was sorry. Sharon received a text message from the mother of Faith's friend, asking if Faith could stay for pizza. Summer suggested that they reschedule for another time, and Sharon asked Summer to let her know when. Sharon mentioned that Summer could reschedule through Nick if she wanted to, and Summer asked what was going on between Sharon and Nick.
Sharon insisted that she and Nick were just friends, and she was glad, because she'd spent too much time leaning on the men in her life. She encouraged Summer to find herself and to not make the same mistakes, and Summer thanked her for the advice. Sharon walked Summer to the door, and they found Neil about to knock. Neil promised that Summer wouldn't see the bully photographer at any other shoots, because he and Jack had agreed that the shutterbug wouldn't work for Jabot anymore. Summer thanked him and left.
Neil informed Sharon that he was there with an offer, since he had been very impressed with how she'd handled the photographer. Neil thought that Jabot's young models needed a mentor with expertise and maturity to watch their backs and to teach them how to deal with certain situations, and Sharon realized that he was extending a job offer. She excitedly asked when she could start, and he welcomed her back to Jabot with a hug. Neil told Sharon to stop by Jabot the next day, and he left as Nick arrived.
Sharon explained about her new job at Jabot, and Nick surmised that it was the result of her intervening at Summer's photo shoot. He said that Summer could use a maternal figure in her life, but an uncomfortable Sharon insisted that she could never take Phyllis' place. Nick clarified that he wasn't asking Sharon to replace Phyllis, but he was glad that Sharon was there for Summer in the modeling world, and he thought that Sharon could be a positive influence. He handed Sharon a pair of gloves that she'd left at the gym, and she thanked him for saving her a trip, but she could tell that something else was on his mind.
Nick recounted his argument with Dylan, and Sharon was glad that the men hadn't hit one another. She had hoped that Nick's conversation with Summer had helped him to empathize, and Nick grumbled that he'd always wanted a brother while growing up, but he'd wound up with two he didn't want. Sharon asserted that Dylan wasn't Adam by a long shot, and she listed numerous traits that Nick and Dylan had in common. She believed that one day, they could get past the shock and hurt and really be brothers, but Nick couldn't see it happening, because the problem between him and Dylan would never go away.
At Crimson Lights, Avery told Leslie about Nikki's public confession regarding Dylan. Avery said that she was worried about Dylan, because he felt like he'd lost everything that had mattered in his life, but Leslie pointed out that he still had Avery. Avery insisted that she and Dylan were just friends, because Dylan wasn't ready to move forward while he was in pain. Leslie thought that Dylan wouldn't be upset forever, but Avery fretted that Dylan felt betrayed because Avery had known the truth all along. Avery added that he hadn't answered her calls and hadn't shown up at work, and Leslie urged her to give him time.
Leslie commented that relationships were tough enough without having to deal with something unexpected, and Avery suspected that Leslie was no longer talking about Dylan. Leslie remarked that everything was fine with her and Neil, but Avery sensed that something wasn't right. Leslie admitted that Thanksgiving had been less than ideal because of all the kids present, and she wasn't sure she was ready for it. Leslie steered the topic back to Avery and Dylan, and Avery noted that it wasn't healthy for Dylan to keep everything inside.
Avery said that she wasn't sure how Dylan would get past everything he'd lost, and Leslie encouraged her to show him what he did have. Dylan entered the coffeehouse, and he quickly made an excuse to leave for some fresh air, but Avery offered to join him. He helped Avery gather her things, and they left together.
Neil surprised Leslie with flowers, and she fawned over them and kissed him. She wished that she had more time to spend with him, but she had a meeting across town in a matter of minutes. He urged her cancel and promised that she wouldn't regret it, and he smiled broadly. She asked him to tell her what was going on fast, and he said that he loved her.
Across the coffeehouse, Courtney reported to Summer that her night with Noah had been amazing. Courtney rambled that Noah had set up the Underground for the two of them, and Summer asked if they'd stayed the whole night. Courtney pointedly stated that they hadn't slept there, and Summer squealed that they'd done everything else. Summer didn't want any details, but she wondered if the relationship was serious. Courtney hoped so, because she really liked Noah. Summer hoped that she found the same thing one day, and Courtney assured her that it would happen.
Courtney went to get a refill, and her phone buzzed with a text message. Summer read it, and when Courtney returned, Summer asked if Noah knew about Zach. Courtney became incensed that Summer had read the text message, and Summer commented about Zach's bossy tone regarding Courtney's whereabouts. Courtney claimed that it had to do with work and that she'd probably forgotten a meeting. Courtney hurried out.
Avery chased after Dylan in the park, and she asked if he was angry with her. He replied that he felt angry with everyone, and she apologized for not telling him about Nikki. He started to walk away again, but Avery demanded that he tell her what was going on with him. He informed her about his confrontation with Nick at the gym, and Avery understood that Nick had wanted to protect Nikki. Avery pointed out that Dylan was doing the same thing by denying Nikki's claim was true to protect his mother's memory.
Avery suggested that Dylan wait for the test results before making any decisions, but Dylan ranted that he no longer knew who his friends or enemies were. Avery insisted that he knew her, and she swore that they'd get through it together. He acknowledged that she'd just been following the rules when she'd kept the secret from him, because that was part of the person she was. He stepped in close, and he said that at that moment, he was sure of one thing. He leaned in and kissed her.
Avery murmured that she'd missed being with Dylan, and he started to kiss her again, but she backed away and refused to let him change the subject. He insisted that it was just a kiss, but she countered that she wouldn't let him divert the conversation by kissing her. She pleaded with him to talk to her about what was going on, but he replied that he didn't know how to feel, because he didn't know who he was anymore. Avery proclaimed that she knew exactly who he was -- he was her Dylan, the man she loved.