Leanna Love griped to Lou about how she couldn't reach Max Hollister, and without him, her exposé on Victor was ruined. The pictures of Victor with Ramona weren't enough unless she could prove a pattern with Victor and his visits to his ex-wives and lovers.
Meanwhile, Victor walked into a diner in Kansas. He called Nikki to tell her he'd be back in Genoa City the following day, but Nikki, still annoyed by the news about his visit to Ramona, was terse and hung up on him. Before Victor could react, Hope walked into the diner. She told Victor how well Victor, Jr., was doing and what a healthy, happy boy he was. After telling him that it was her choice not to be involved in a romance, she questioned why Victor was there. He admitted that he was on a quest and felt he might find the answers he needed in Kansas. Unbeknownst to the two of them, a stranger across the diner was videotaping them with a hidden camera as they talked and held hands.
Nikki was less than pleased when Max Hollister showed up in her office with flowers and an apology. Though she pretended none of the news she'd received from him and Leanna had disturbed her, Max wasn't buying it. He told her that he'd broken off all contact with Leanna, and he wanted to explain why he'd been so angry with Victor. It hadn't simply been that Victor had gotten the best of him in a business deal, but Victor's timing. At the time Max was trying to acquire Julia's company, he'd just found out his wife was cheating on him and he'd ended up divorced. So his business success had been everything to him at that time, whereas to Victor, it was just a chance to "play the hero" by helping Julia. Max said he understood how Nikki was feeling and suggested she strike out at Victor by having dinner with him.
Olivia was shocked when Serena showed up at her door with Nate. After finding out that Nate had tried to see Neil, she ordered him to go to bed. Brad went with him to hear about Nate's plans to learn to sail, while Ashley listened as Olivia demanded answers from Serena. When Serena told her that she'd kept Nate from seeing his uncle passed out on the couch, Olivia wondered why she'd even answered the door.
Serena disgustedly said that she knew Olivia would find a way to blame her. Serena said perhaps instead Olivia should keep a closer eye on her son. After Serena left, Ashley, Brad, and Olivia talked. Olivia wondered if she should move out of the apartment so Neil wouldn't be that accessible to Nate. Ashley reminded her that Nate had already had too many upheavals in his life. Brad suggested that they get Neil into detox that same night.
Neil was awake when Serena returned to his apartment. After he poured them both a drink, he spied Nate's backpack in the room. Serena admitted that Nate had been by to see his uncle and talk to him about his summer plans, and she had walked him to Olivia's apartment. Neil decided to go to Olivia's to see Nate.
Just as Ralph was about to attack Katherine from behind, Esther spoke from inside the house. Ralph retreated to the bushes while Katherine left for the prom, and Esther left to get things ready for the after-prom party at Crimson Lights. At the Colonnade Room, Larry kept a watchful eye on Amanda, sensing that she was up to something. She was finally able to use Katherine's arrival at the prom to make her getaway, saying she needed to lie down in the ladies' room for a few minutes after dancing so much. Instead, she rushed to the Chancellor house and let Ralph in. When she tried to leave to get back to the prom before she was missed, Ralph grabbed her and told her she wasn't going anywhere until she helped him get what he was there for.
Jill was not having a good night at the prom. First, when she tried to talk to Sean, he was all business, telling her that he had to stay focused on his web site work. She was amazed that he could say he loved her so much then treat her as coldly as he did. She pointed out that he was the one who was throwing everything away. Later, she happened upon Billy and Mac as they reminisced about their other prom and talked about the Glo by Jabot summer campaign. Jill correctly guessed that Mac had decided to join the other teens for the summer after all.
When Jill implied that Billy didn't have the authority to tell Mac she could, Billy agreed and said he'd talk to his father, brother, and sister the next day. Jill knew she was defeated. Then Billy made it worse by telling her the information Larry had gotten about the phony telephone repairman, pointing out that soon Amanda would be cleared of any wrongdoing. Jill stepped onto the balcony, obviously miserable about her life. At that point Katherine joined her. She repeated the news about the repairman and Amanda's innocence, then suggested that Jill leave so the teens could have a good time without having to endure the "bad smell" of Jill's presence. At that point, Jill furiously turned around and threw the contents of her glass at Katherine's face.
Rianna enlisted Mac and Billy's help in carrying out a plan to help Raul and Brittany make up. When Colleen decided that J.T. was entitled to know what was going on, he confronted Rianna. She told him that she and Raul had been playing a game to make Brittany jealous, and the game was over. J.T. threatened to tell Brittany what was going on, and Rianna warned him that she would never forgive him if he did. Finally J.T. agreed to let Rianna proceed, sure that when the prom ended, Brittany would be leaving with him.
Brittany confronted Raul and told him she knew that he and Rianna had been playing a game. She said they weren't very good at it, and Raul agreed, saying Brittany was much better at playing games than he was. She accused him of trying to deceive her with all his talk about the "moon and the stars" at the lake after the play. He countered that she had merely been messing with his head with all her talk about how "just holding hands" with him had been so wonderful.
As their argument escalated, they failed to hear the announcement that showed Rianna's campaign had worked: Raul and Brittany were voted king and queen of the prom. As they were pushed on stage to be crowned, still glowering at each other, Raul tried to get them out of it. Brittany finally said it was just one dance, so they could play along. As they slow danced together, they finally looked into each other's eyes, apparently getting caught up in the romance of their moment in the spotlight. While Billy and Mac danced next to them, J.T. walked away in a huff, and Rianna looked on with a bittersweet expression, knowing she'd done her best to make Raul have a good prom after all.