After Carter reveals himself as Matt Clarke, he proceeds to attempt to attack her. He lets her know that he drugged her the night when they were alone having margaritas together. When he starts to tear her clothes off, Sharon has a flashback to the first time that Matt raped her. He hears a car drive up and tries to take Sharon with him. Sharon tries to fight him away then he runs out of the back door of the cabin. Victor bursts in to find a shaken Sharon crying on the floor.
Carter runs out of the cabin to try to get to his car but is blocked by Victor's car. He runs down the road as finds Tricia sitting in her car. He tells Tricia that they have to leave at once. Tricia appears to be in a daze as Carter sees the police drive up to the cabin. They try to get away but get a flat tire. As he is changing the flat, he confesses to killing Jordan then Tricia attacks him. Carter tells her that she is in as much trouble as he is, if he goes down so does she. Carter accuses Tricia of leading the Victor to him and she denies it. He tells her that he has spent years on his plan, including having plastic surgery, as he hears police sirens coming near. He makes Tricia get back in the car and drive. After awhile he feels, he is in the clear. Tricia speeds up and crashes the car through a barricade.
Victoria and Ryan arrive at Sharon's to wait for word on Sharon. Victoria tells Ryan that he shouldn't feel any remorse about Tricia. She storms out and goes up to the main house. Nikki tells Victoria that Carter Mills is Matt Clarke. Victoria is stunned to hear this as Victor arrives with Sharon. Nikki asks Sharon if he raped her and she tells her that Victor got here at just the right moment. After Miguel sees to her wounds, Sharon wants to get back home to be with her children. Victoria offers to stay with Sharon for the night. Paul calls Victor to tell him that the police found footprints and tire tracks. Victor tells Nikki that need to find Matt or Nick will be in jail for a very long time.
The Chancellor Estate
Billy and Mac are spending time together talking about Raul and how close they used to be. Mac asks Billy if he and Brittany are as connected as they were. The doorbell rings and J.T. is at the door to Billy's dismay. Billy leaves and J.T. asks Mac if they have a chance to be more than friends. Mac tells him that she likes things just the way they are with them. J.T. tells Mac that he was just kidding as he leaves feeling dejected.
Billy goes to the coffeehouse and finds Brittany there. Brittany talks about how their spring break was ruined. Billy tells Brittany that when things settle down, they need to have a serious talk. Billy leaves and J.T. shows up. J.T. tells Brittany that Billy was with Mac and about their conversation. Brittany tries to convince him that now is the time to spread nasty rumors about Mac.
Phyllis' Hotel Room
Jack and Phyllis are in bed when Michael arrives unexpectedly. Phyllis is beaming about getting back together with Jack. Phyllis questions Michael about his plans with Christine. Michael gets a call from a client and leaves. Jack comes out of the bedroom and they pick up where they left off.
Mary Williams stops by to see Paul and Isabella answers the door. Mary questions Isabella why is she at her son's apartment. Mary is not happy to see this woman, who is her son's client, at his home.
Nick & Sharon's:
Sharon wakes Victoria who was sleeping on the couch. Sharon didn't sleep well after her ordeal with Matt Clark but can't bring her self to talk about it. The most frightening part was when she looked into his eyes and realized who he really was. Nikki and Victor arrive. No news on Matt Clark yet. Sharon can't believe he has gotten away again. She is thankful that at least Nick will be returning home. They aren't so sure as there isn't enough evidence linking Matt to Nick's arrest. Sharon cries that it isn't fair. Cassie wakes and is overjoyed to see her mom. She asks about the bruise on her face and Sharon covers. Noah too is happy to see her. Vic reports that the cops have found a car in the ravine. The 2 occupants have been rushed to the hospital but have not been ID'ed. Vic will head over and report back to Sharon. Cassie prays for Nick's safe return.
Nick calls out for the guard who has nothing new to tell Nick about what his parents are up to or how his wife is doing. later Nick is going stir crazy to Warton's annoyance. Nick wants to know how long Larry has known that Matt was gunning after Sharon. Later Victor arrives and tells Nick that Sharon is all right and that Nick is free on bail. Matt hasn't confessed yet and isn't expected to live. Nick must get the truth from him before it's too late. Warton wonders if Nick has already forgotten how Larry helped him. Nick tells him he has something else to do first.
Mac joins J.T. who bought a new CD. Mac thinks they're a little depressing but J.T. is in the mood for something sad. She asks him to come along to the hospital to see Raul but wonders about his mood. Before he can get into it Rianna shows up updating them on Raul's improved condition. Raul's parents have also returned. Mac and Rianna wonder if Billy and Raul will finally become friends again. J.T. sarcastically tells Mac to call him as she's dying to tell him and he would be love to hear it from her.
Brittany brings breakfast but Billy was on his way to the Hospital. She insists he stay for a bite. She knows he was at Mac's last night and wonders if he's meeting her again. He figures that she spoke with J.T. She tells Billy to cut J.T. some slack after what Mac is putting him through. He can't believe she still thinks there's something going on between Mac and J.T. Brittany keeps hinting at Mac either having sex with J.T. or will soon be. She tells him J.T. hasn't said anything, which only proves to her that he is having sex with her since he'd have no reason to brag. She tells him to just keep his eyes open where J.T. and Mac are concerned.
John and Jack talk about Raul's improving condition. They wonder about the Summer campaign. Jack needs to head out but John asks about where Jack stayed the night. There's a knock on the door and it's Phyllis who has brought all of her belongings. She's moving in!
Jack and Phyllis enjoy a romantic breakfast together. He's got to head to the office. Before he goes Phyllis has something to ask him. She wants them to move in together into an apartment. He is hesitant, wanting to take things slowly. She thinks that his family will never get used to it so why wait. He asks her to rust him to do it his way. That's the best way to win over his family.
Paul returns home to find Isabella asleep on the couch. She was waiting up for him and eventually passed out. She'll make him breakfast. Lynn enters and asks about the Newman case. When Lynn realizes that Isabella is still there she offers to stay and help him, letting Marissa cover the office but he tells her to go. Isabella tells Paul that Mary stopped by and how Mary may have misconstrued the living arrangement. Paul will straighten it out with Mary and thanks her for breakfast.
Victor meets with John Silva. He reports that Cody was brought in to ID the victims. They're Carter Mills and Tricia McNeil. The DA reports that the fingerprint match they did on Carter Mills matches Matt Clark who is in critical condition. Vic want sot know why they haven't freed Nick. The DA doesn't see how Matt ties into Nick's case which enrages Victor. He fills in the DA that Matt has been working at CL for almost a year which gave him access to set up Nick. The DA will speak with both Larry Warton and Matt if he recovers but there is still no evidence connecting him with the drug set up.
Mary stops by and grills Lynn about Isabella. She assumes that they're shaking up but Lynn tells her the whole story including that Lynn is staying there too. Lynn finds it interesting that Isabella didn't mention anything about Lynn to Mary. They both smell something amiss about Miss Brana.
Richards tries to get Matt to confess. Matt is willing to talk, but only to Nicholas. Although Nick is nowhere near off the hook, Nikki and the kids are happy he is out on bail. Sharon rushes to Nick's side. Nick becomes livid when he sees the bruises on her and asks if Matt is responsible for it. Ryan is in disbelief and saddened by the direction Tricia's life has taken and wishes he could have helped her. Victoria assures him that he tried, as they hear that her condition has worsened. Mary asks Lynne what she suspects Isabella is up to with Paul. Paul argues with Christine about meeting in Hawaii. Chris calls Paul back and Isabella answers the phone. Isabella says she is staying there and Chris hangs up. Much to Jack's surprise, Phyllis arrives at the Abbott House with her belongings, expecting to move in. J.T. decides not to help Brittany with spreading rumors and advises her to quit this before it backfires. Mac sees Billy on-line and goes to a terminal to log on into his chat room as "Cleanqueen." He asks her for advice on something.
Ashley told Brad that her baby was growing up -- she had been losing weight and should start taking a bottle instead of breast-feeding. She was sad about this and they discussed possibly having another baby.
Mackenzie chatted with Billy in the coffee house without him knowing that it was her right across the table. CleanQueen encouraged Billy to talk to Mac about his concerns. Before they finished the conversation, Brittany noticed what was going on while looking over Mackenzie's shoulder. Billy almost starting talking to Mac, but Brittany insisted that they speak out on the patio. She hinted that she knew what he was planning, and admitted that she was watching him chat online. He became angry at her snooping, then she dropped the bombshell -- CleanQueen had been in the room and it was Mackenzie. . . .
Paul told his mother about his call from Chris. She was supportive of him and didn't nag like usual. She didn't even mention her meeting with Ms. Brana -- when he brought it up, she said that she trusted him and invited them all to dinner sometime.
Christine and Michael talked about the case going into June and her week off in May. He offered to come and help anytime and she confided in him about her problems with Paul. She even asked him for advice, of which he had none to give. He didn't tell her that he was planning the Fiji trip, but he told his secretary to pay for it in full. The prospect of a week in Fiji with Chris was very appealing to him at that point. . . .
Later at school, Rianna and Mackenzie talked about going to visit Raul after school and about the relationships among their group of friends. Mac told her that she was suspicious of Brittany and that she had a feeling that Billy didn't believe that she had been honest about her relationship with J.T. Rianna kept trying to get information out of her about what the real issues were, but Mackenzie just said that it was time to be honest with Billy about everything -- that it does no one any good to keep secrets.
Victor made sure that Nicholas could handle talking to Matt Clark without losing control in the hospital room. The D.A. allowed him to go in with a recording device hidden inside his shirt. He also insisted on a guard, under Matt's disapproval.
While waiting for Nicholas to come out, Sharon became lightheaded and dizzy. She sat down and the doctor looked her over. He told Victor to take her outside for fresh air and make sure that she had something to eat. She insisted on waiting for Nicholas to come out before she went anywhere.
The first thing that Matt did was tell Nick to take off his shirt. Nick disposed of the wire per Matt's request. Matt wouldn't reveal any of his methods or admit to anything, even though he was about to die and breathing through a ventilator tube. He wanted to talk about Sharon. He said that she was even better the second time, telling Nicholas that he had taught her well. Nick thought that he meant in the cabin, and knew that there had been no rape there. Matt made it clear that it had been another time, with the Mexican food and margaritas at their home. Nick still didn't believe him and refused to play his games. Nick demanded that he stop his games because they had all been for nothing, Matt was dying and Nicholas was free. He told him that he had won and Matt has lost. Finally, Matt began gasping for air and Nick sent the guard for help. He asked Matt what he could do for him, and came close to his bedside. Matt grabbed the ventilator tubes from his own throat and put them into Nick's hand. His final words were, "No, I Won!" and the heart monitor went flat. Nicholas stood there with the tubes in his hand as the guard returned to the room. . . . .
The ventilator drops from Nick's hand as the guard pulls him from Matt Clark. The doctors and nurses rush in and try to save him to no avail. Matt Clark is dead.
The DA asks the guard what happened and he tells him that he saw Nick holding Matt's breathing tube in his hand. Sharon and Victor can't believe it. Victor tries to tell the DA that Nick would not have done that but the guard tells it differently. Nick wanted to throttle Matt at one point and then was later found holding the breathing tube. When asked by Victor why he left the room the guard tells him that Matt was having trouble breathing and that Nick was the one who asked him to leave. Victor presses for more details but the guard's story doesn't waver. He theorizes that the tube came out accidentally and Nick was trying to reinsert it but Dr. Walker can't speculate. The DA reminds Victor how on the edge and angry Nick was just prior. The DA refuses to pin everything on Matt just because he's a bad person. The evidence points to Nick in both Matt's death and the drugs and what a nice scapegoat Matt makes to the Newman family. Victor tells the DA point blank that he doesn't like him. The DA asks for Nick but he's disappeared. Victor's sure he's on his way home but the DA warns that if Nick has fled there will be Hell to pay.
Billy can't believe that Mac is CleanQueen but Britt tells him how she saw Mac chatting on the website with Billy moments ago.
Brad and Ashley discuss having a new child together. He's happy to see she's seriously thinking about it. They discuss a good time and Ashley says her doctor said to wait a year, which make sense to both. The three Carltons happily look forward to the future.
Ryan updates Victoria on Tricia's condition. She's out of surgery and recuperating but no more details are available. He's also called and told Keith Dennison who's on his way back to GC. Victoria's pledges to stand by Ryan. Phyllis bursts I with good news: the numbers on the Spring Campaign are great. They left Jabot in the dust. She wants to plan Summer now but Victoria's can't think about it now which Phyllis understands. Phyllis then springs on them the news that she and Jack are now living together. This surprises both Ryan and Victoria who tell her she can't trust Jack. Phyllis can keep her personal and professional lives separate and if Victoria's has a problem with it she can fire her.
John and Jill go over ideas for the Summer campaign. He's very impressed with her work lately as well as her positive attitude towards the teen line. She's even going to trim her Men's line budget as per Ashley's suggestion. When she asks when Jack will be coming in John hesitates which only worries Jill. Jack arrives and tells Jill he was delayed helping Phyllis move in. Jill is flabbergasted. Jack asks to see her ideas and is impressed by her streamlining her own budget. She can't keep quiet for long though and asks how could he do this. It's his family home. Jack changes the subject to Sean and promises to end any relationship between them if she interferes with him and Phyllis. Jill looks forward to seeing Ashley's reaction. Phyllis overhears Jill badmouthing her and steps up to the plate.
Rianna and Mac talk about Mac's growing closeness with Billy. She wants to tell Billy the truth. Rianna warns her not to ever let her guard down where Brittany is concerned. Mac isn't worried about Brittany with the ammo she has on her. She can't explain now but will once Billy knows everything. Just then Billy shows up. Before she can admit to it Billy asks her if she really is CleanQueen. She admits it and he's crushed. She tells him how it all happened starting with Esther and the Winter campaign. He can't believe she would do that to him. She tries to apologize and focus on the positives but he can't get over her lies. She leaves and Brittany swoops in to 'comfort' Billy. Mac tells Rianna how it all blew up in her face. She doesn't understand how Billy found out. Rianna offers to tell Billy how Mac was planning on telling him the truth. Brittany wastes no time painting Mac as the villain and asks what they chatted about. she gets annoyed when Billy won't talk about it with her.
Katherine stops by to see Nikki wondering how she's doing. Much better now that Nicholas is out on bail. Soon the nightmare will be out of their lives. Kay can't believe that it was Matt Clark behind the whole scheme. Victor then calls asking if Nick and Sharon are there. Nikki is surprised Nick hasn't rushed home to see the kids. Kay theorizes that they are alone together for some private time. Nikki agrees that they are probably blissfully together.
Sharon pleads to Nick to leave the country. Take the car and head to Canada. They will meet him there later. Does she think he killed Matt Clark, he asks. Matt deserved she tells him. But he swears that he kept his cool and tells her how Matt did it to himself. Sharon can't believe Matt could do it but Nick knows that Matt hated him so much and knew he was dying so he had nothing to lose. If Sharon could think that it was true then the police must surely think it too. They wonder how they can exonerate him. Sharon thinks the only solution is to run.