Nick was deeply discouraged, realizing he could be in jail indefinitely.
Carter, having driven Sharon to the jail, waited in the lobby, where Victor
arrived and wanted to know what he was doing there with Sharon. He explained
he was just trying to be a friend, but Victor simply ignored him. Sharon
then spoke to Victor in the lobby, where he told her he had something
important to discuss with Nick.
Warton stewed over Victor Newman's visit, convinced that Carter had put Victor onto his trail. Out of control, he phoned Crimson Lights, asking to talk to Carter. Cody recognized Warton's voice, and asked why he wanted to speak to Carter. Warton, angered, hung up.
Jill, who told her there was something she needed to know, approached Phyllis, waiting for Jack in his office. Jill told her she wanted to warn her about Jack. Against Phyllis' objections, Jill proceeded to tell Phyllis how Jack had betrayed her. Still in denial, Phyllis questioned her motives, but Jill told her again, in no uncertain terms, how Jack had been pilfering information from her hotel room -- information about Brash & Sassy's spring campaign. She left Phyllis looking confused and shaken.
Mackenzie was on the computer, chatting anonymously again, with Billy. He revealed to his "online friend" that despite his current relationship, he still had strong feeling for another girl. She told him he shouldn't continue this way, being with one girl (Brittany) while having feelings for another. He agreed that it wasn't fair to either of them. But, he told her, the other girl is dating someone else now, too. Should he try to stop her from moving on. J.T. interrupted their chat, and Mac quickly logged off.
Rianna found Raul at Crimson Lights, and scolded him for not meeting her after class. He calmed her by telling her that he had made an appointment with a doctor, and was to go that afternoon.
Ashley and Brad were still arguing over their stand on Jack's relationship with Phyllis, when Jack walked in and told her she needed to accept it. Shawn, the new webmaster at Jabot, interrupted Ashley and Jack's heated discussion, asking for tapes from last summer's promotion. Jack directed him to the pool-house. Shawn explained that Mac would be working with him, and since his office is so small, Mac will be working from the pool-house. Jack warned Shawn to keep Jill and Mackenzie far apart. Ashley continued the debate as soon as Shawn exited, asking Jack if he planned on pursuing a relationship with Phyllis. Jack told her he planned to take the relationship further, "to see what develops." He left angrily to return to his office and a waiting Phyllis. Brad advises Ashley to do as Jack said and learn to accept it, unless she was willing to "drop the bomb" on Phyllis, and tell her about Jack's spying. Ashley rejected this idea, knowing Jack would never forgive her.
Raul went to see Dr. Kimbrough, who, just before examining Raul, received a letter from the insurance company with whom Raul's father's company was insured. He then entered the exam room, and Raul explained his symptoms: Tiredness, trouble sleeping, feeling run-down. And, he added, he is really thirsty, all the time. After examining him, the doctor told Raul that no tests were necessary at that point, just to watch his temperature, and diet, and come back in six weeks if his symptoms persist. Raul left the office as a troubled Dr. Kimbrough again looked at the letter from the insurance company. Returning to school, he assured Rianna that the doctor had told him it was nothing serious, he was only run down. She left for the science lab, and he returned to the drinking fountain, thirsty again.
Brittany found Billy at the academy, and told him they couldn't be alone at her house, as her mother has had a change of plans. She suggested they go to the pool house at Billy's, so they could be alone, asking him "are you as desperate as I am?"
"Here we are again", Nick told Victor. He was again behind bars, for a crime he didn't commit. He told his father it was killing him, how his arrest had hurt his family, and not knowing who had done this to him. Victor again vowed that if it was the last thing he did, he would find out who had framed him. He told Nick that Larry Warton's name kept coming up, and that it looked suspicious that he had moved to Milwaukee, the other "crime scene." They voiced their hopes that Warton, knowing he was under suspicion, would get nervous and make a mistake, revealing his involvement.
J.T. told Mac that his grades have improved, evidence that she has "rubbed off" on him. She told him she thinks it's time to call off their act. Disappointed, J.T. tried to change her mind. She tried to cheer him up, but he only told her he knows that she is ready to go back to Billy.
Brittany and Billy went to the pool-house to be alone, Billy seeming reluctant, Brittany not so. She tried to persuade him to fool around, but he mostly looked cornered.
Phyllis was waiting in Jack's office, and when he realized she was upset, asked why, to which her only response was a sharp slap across the face that nearly knocked him off his feet.
Carter, taking Sharon back to the coffeehouse, seemed pretty anxious to learn just what news Victor had taken to Nick. Cody then told Carter that someone had called for him, and that it sounded like Larry Warton, but he couldn't be sure. Sharon was shocked, and Carter seethed inwardly, as Warton headed for the entrance to Crimson Lights. Pretending to wonder why Warton would call him, Carter was surprised when Warton appeared in person, making a scene. Completely blowing their cover, he accused Carter of setting him up to take the fall for the drug bust.
Warton screams in front of the crowd at the coffee shop that he won't let Carter frame him for the drug bust. Carter tries to brush it off as the ravings of a madman, which only pushes Warton to attack him. A fight breaks out and Carter is left bloody with Sharon comforting him. The police arrive and take statements. Carter evades giving incriminating details and sidesteps Warton's accusations. Carter doesn't want to press charges but relents after Cody and Sharon press him. He agrees to go to the station later. Sharon fills in Victor about Warton's attacking Carter. He wonders why Larry would attack and accuse Carter. He will advise the police to keep an eye on Warton.
Billy and Brittany arrive, upset at being interrupted at the pool house. They note Sharon's tension but look forward to Spring Break. She feels more secure with him now than ever.
Victor catches up with John Silva hoping for good news about Nick's appeal. Later Vic stops the detective in charge of the case, wondering if the police are looking at other suspects, indicating that Larry Warton is out to get Nick and now lives in Milwaukee. When the detectives asks for evidence linking him to the drugs Vic says that's for the police to find. The detective brushes off Victor's "help". John is hopeful that Nick will get bail. Sharon calls Victor and tells him to hurry over to the coffee house. The DA is stopped by the detective who wants to know why they haven't pushed for the murder of Jordan. The DA reminds him that they need an exact match and since all the drugs at the rave were consumed they don't have one. The cop wants to do another sweep of Crimson Lights.
Malcolm is working with a model on a shoot. When Phyllis arrives, Malcolm wraps up the shoot to comfort the distraught woman. She explains that she broke up with Jack after learning that he was spying on her. Malcolm tries to understand Jack's side but Phyllis doesn't believe there's any excuse for what he did. Even if she could forgive him, Jack doesn't love her she cries.
Jack reels as Phyllis viciously slaps him. She trusted him and he only used her she spits at him. He tries to explain but she won't hear it and runs out in tears. Jill arrives as per Jack's call and he angrily confronts her about telling Phyllis about the spying. She spits back that she warned him that his relationship with Phyllis was dangerous and she had to act. He won't let her off the hook easy. Not this time he promises her. He will NEVER forget what she did to him and vows revenge.
Mac gets a call on her cell from Sean who asks her to help view the web clips. She agrees. As she leaves she is confronted by J.T., still smarting from her 'dumping' him. He figures she's out to get back with Billy and threatens to tell Billy about their deal. She's disappointed that he'd stoop that low and tells him to do what he wants.
Billy and Brittany kiss passionately on the sofa. She breaks the kiss noting that when he looks at her sometimes it's like he's not really seeing her. He reassures her that he is focused on her and they resume kissing. Suddenly there's a knock on the door. It's Sean the new Webmaster. He explains that he's there for the old tapes from the summer campaign and mentions that Mac will be helping him by viewing the tapes at the pool house. Brittany is none too pleases. Later Jill arrives to find Sean. He had asked her to come and is surprised to see she could make the time. When he mentions Mac's involvement he wonders why such a high powered woman would be bothered so much by a teenager. She tells him that the story would bore him but he begs to differ. Mac then arrives. Neither she nor Jill are happy to see each other. As Jill leaves Sean asks to join her back at work and go over the tapes together. Sean gives Mac some last minute instructions as Jill gets a tense phone call from Jack demanding to see her immediately. She tells Sean she can't view tapes with him until later. Mac sifts through the tapes but is interrupted by J.T. He apologizes to her for what he said earlier and promises to keep quiet about their scheme. He helps her go through and sort the tapes. He notices the tape from the last night of the summer campaign. Mac doesn't want to look at it. She picks a "July" tape and they pop it in the VCR. Before viewing it she leaves to get a drink. J.T. takes the opportunity to view the Summer Finale and sees Brittany on screen turning off the live feed camera and positioning the drugged Billy on the sofa.
Tricia remembers her nights with Carter and is growing more and more stir crazy waiting for him to return home. She almost calls him at work but remembers her promise not to. Just then Warton arrives in a huff. He tells her he's staying until Carter returns. Warton laughs that Tricia has no idea what Carter is up to but she disagrees. He laughs at her naiveté. Carter returns home and Tricia is horrified to see Carter's beat up face. He asks Tricia to leave. Warton tells him he knows that Carter named him as a suspect. Matt denies it but Warton reveals that Vic paid him a visit and told him Carter pointed the finger and now it's time to finish Matt Clark once and for all.