Mac figured out that Kevin had set up the incident with Lily and Alex. She told him that he had to tell Lily the truth. Kevin said he couldn't do that. He'd finally started to get some respect. If he told the truth, people would treat him like a leper again. Mac said that he couldn't get respect by lying; he had to get it by doing the right thing. She told him that she knew what it was like to be afraid that someone was going to rape her. Lily could be scarred for life. Furthermore, she believed that Kevin wanted to be honest. That was why he'd told Mac the truth; he was hoping that someone would push him to take responsibility for his actions.
As Lily stood at her locker at school, listening to Sierra gossip about their friends and a shopping trip, she started having a panic attack. She thought all the boys were watching her and she felt threatened. She ran out of Walnut Grove and went to Crimson Lights, where she bumped into Kevin. He could tell that she was having a meltdown, and he tried to comfort her. But when Lily said that she was afraid every man she saw was going to attack her and that it must be her fault, Kevin insisted that she wasn't the one to blame. He was. Lily looked at him with shock.
Daniel brought Jack to the hospital to give his support to Phyllis. While Daniel went into Damon's room to talk to him, Jack got the whole story of what had happened from Phyllis. He was upset that she'd been in danger and pointed out that many people lost children to gun violence and there were better ways to handle it than Damon had. Phyllis was on the edge of confessing to Jack that she didn't love Damon, but Jack said he wasn't the right person to talk to about her feelings for another man. Instead, he held her while she cried.
Daniel told Damon that he was glad he was alive. He wanted to understand everything that had happened, and Damon promised to explain it all one day. He was too tired to get into it. But he did say that Phyllis had saved him. Damon was touched by Daniel's concern. After Daniel went back to Phyllis and Jack, he listened as his mother told Jack that she loved him. Jack said that he loved her, too. Phyllis said she had to say goodbye to Damon and go to work, and she told Daniel to go to school. When she stopped by Damon's room, she was obviously uncomfortable with the level of gratitude and emotion that Damon expressed for her.
Dru was in shock at the sight of Malcolm. She explained that Nate was in school in England. He'd almost never recovered from Malcolm's death. Olivia had just gone to see him. Malcolm wanted to know the name of the school, because Nate was the reason he'd come back. Drucilla wouldn't tell him; she said he had to talk to Olivia first. When she found out that Malcolm blamed his brother for everything he'd been through, she tried to persuade him to see Neil and talk things out. She told him about Neil's drinking. Malcolm told her that Neil's guilt was justified; he'd been in love with Alex. In fact, Malcolm was surprised to find out that Neil was married to Dru instead of Alex. Dru tried to convince Malcolm how much they had all grieved for him, but Malcolm said she had no idea what he'd been through over the past three years after Neil quickly gave up searching for him. Malcolm then walked out.
Neil went to the rec center to try to talk to Devon, who wanted nothing to do with him. Neil insisted that Devon could be anything he wanted to be, but Devon didn't want to hear it. Neither of them was aware that Malcolm was watching their exchange from a distance. After Neil left, Devon caught Malcolm staring at him. When Malcolm asked for the story on Devon and Neil, Devon told him about living at the Winters home. He got along great with Lily, and Dru had taught him a lot and really cared about him. But Neil hadn't wanted him there. Malcolm asked why he thought that was, and Devon said he just didn't want a kid from the streets living in his home. But they weren't exactly the Cosby family; Neil and Dru, in fact, didn't look at life the same way at all.
At the office, Phyllis could tell something was on Drucilla's mind and asked her about it. Dru finally confessed that Malcolm was alive; she'd seen him. Phyllis was stunned, then asked what Dru planned to do. Dru said she had to tell Neil. Phyllis reminded her that Neil's sense of guilt over Malcolm had driven him to the bottle. If he found out Malcolm was alive and didn't want to see Neil, he might start drinking again. Neil came in, and Phyllis left. But when Neil tried to talk to Drucilla about work, Drucilla couldn't take it. She told Neil that Malcolm was alive.
As Phyllis was leaving the office, she ran into Daniel and Jack, who'd come to keep her from wearing herself out by working. Daniel said that if she wanted to be alone, he could stay with Christine a while longer. Phyllis said she didn't want to be alone. Jack said she wouldn't be; she was going to be with him. The three of them got on the elevator together, looking like a family of three.