At the Abbott house, John had been awakened by a disturbing call about Cassie and had come downstairs to talk to Gloria and Ashley. Gloria wished there was something they could do, but Ashley said that Victor had everyone looking for his granddaughter. John agreed that more people would just get in the way, and Gloria said at least she could keep good thoughts for the Newmans. When Gitta came in and scolded John for being out of bed, he refused to take a sedative. Gloria slyly made up a story about feeling a chill earlier, like someone was with her, when she was in the house alone. She said the door had opened and closed for no reason.
Ashley chided Gloria about Casper the ghost and sarcastically said that although she'd love to hear more details, she was feeling restless and worried about Cassie. She was going to the athletic club for a while. After Ashley left, Gitta and Gloria persuaded John to go back to bed. When they were alone, Gitta nervously questioned Gloria about her story. Gloria said odd things always happened in that house. Creakings. The air conditioner coming on for no reason. Cold spots in the house. When Gitta asked if Gloria thought there was a ghost there, Gloria said she didn't believe in ghosts and ridiculed people who did. Gitta pretended to laugh it off, but when Gloria left to go to bed, Gitta stared anxiously into space, clutching her amulet. Gloria watched her from the stairs with a satisfied grin.
While Esther worried about Mac's diet, Katherine tried to get details from Mac about her evening with J.T. Mac admitted that he'd made her dinner and taken her out for dessert, but she was sure she was never going to get what she wanted from him. Katherine wasn't so certain that J.T. didn't have feelings for her granddaughter, and she told Mac to wait for what she wanted. Overhearing their conversation, Jill came in and disagreed with Katherine. She said that she and Katherine had both ended up alone because they weren't willing to compromise. Katherine tried to hush Jill, but Mackenzie wanted to hear what she had to say, so Katherine left.
Jill told Mackenzie that she'd ended up lonely because no other man had ever measured up to her first love, Phillip Chancellor. She'd made a lot of mistakes in her life by not accepting reality instead of trying to find the ideal man to replace him. Real love was something that happened gradually, and Mac should be willing to let things progress at a natural pace with J.T. Jill thought that maybe Mac was deliberately sabotaging things with J.T. before they could go too far because Mac was still trying to find someone who'd make her feel like Billy had. Although Mac initially protested that she wanted love because Billy had taught her how to appreciate it, she began to see some truth in what Jill said. She told Jill that she admired her for all the things she'd accomplished, and Jill was touched by her words. Mac said although they might never be close, if she ended up with half the life Jill had, she'd be fortunate.
At the loft, Brittany was also offering J.T. words of wisdom about love. J.T. was frustrated that women couldn't just be happy in the moment but were always trying to analyze what was going on and what kind of future they could have. Nor did he understand how Brittany could be really happy. She'd once had it all. She was the queen of Walnut Grove, rich, and strong. Brittany said that she'd learned there were other things that meant more. She'd never really been that strong girl, but now she had a man who loved her and wanted to take care of her, and she was happy to be starting a family with him. She disagreed with J.T.'s assessment that Mac got to make all the rules. He wanted Mac as a friend; Mac wanted to be his girlfriend. If that wasn't what J.T. wanted, then he had the freedom to let Mac go.
Vinny confronted Bobby at the athletic club bar, reminding Bobby that he owed him money. Bobby told Vinny to stay away from there and refused to serve him. Vinny reminded Bobby that he held all the cards; Bobby needed to pay up. Bobby mockingly asked what Vinny was going to do, call the police? Vinny asked how Bobby's pretty little wife was doing, and Bobby warned him not to go near Brittany and made him leave, but Vinny made it clear that he was not giving up before he walked out.
At the hospital, Sharon tearfully told Victor that she felt like time was running out for Cassie. She couldn't understand why their phone call had been cut short. Victor told her some areas just got bad cell phone reception and assured her that Cassie would be found and brought back to the hospital. Then he had a surprise for Sharon. He'd called Doris, who'd come there as quickly as she could from Eau Claire. Sharon was thrilled to see her mother and told her about Cassie's condition. Doris's presence had a calming effect on Sharon.
Nikki and Victoria were at the tack house hoping for word about Cassie when Nick came in, hoping his daughter was there. They tried to comfort him, but Nick was too stressed out. When Paul called, Nick agreed to meet him at the park and start over in their search for Cassie. After Nick left, Nikki and Victoria tried to focus on the future. They talked about the trip to Italy they wanted to take with Cassie and agreed that Victoria and Cassie could work together to redecorate Cassie's room. Victor called and exchanged comforting words with Nikki, who said that as much as they needed each other, their children needed them more. After they hung up, Victoria told her mother that she felt guilty about the year she'd been gone. Maybe if she'd been home, some of this wouldn't have happened. Nikki said it wasn't her fault. It was no one's fault. Victoria remembered when Cassie had first come to the ranch and felt like she was living in a fairy tale. She'd made Victoria aware of how lucky she'd been to grow up where she had. From now on, Victoria intended to stay close to Cassie and Noah. The women agreed that this crisis was pulling the family closer together.
While Lily and Daniel were talking at Crimson Lights, Cassie stumbled in with only one thing keeping her going: her need to tell Daniel that she'd been driving the car. The teens spotted her and got cold cloths to put on her feverish face while Daniel told Dylan (the barista) to call 911. Cassie kept muttering that she needed to tell Daniel something, but he told her that could wait. She needed to get back to the hospital. Just as Cassie almost got the words out, Nick rushed in and saw his daughter. He pulled Cassie into his arms over her protests, and before she could tell them the truth, she blacked out. The paramedics arrived and got her ready to be transported back to the hospital, saying that it was a good idea for Nick to ride with them in the ambulance.
Sharon talked to her mother about when Cassie had been born and the surge of love she'd felt. Doris said she was sorry that she'd let Sharon give Cassie up for adoption, but Sharon said she'd done it for all the right reasons. She was trying to give her little girl a better life. Victor interrupted their conversation to let them know that he had news. Cassie had been found and was on her way back to the hospital with Nick. Flooded with relief, Sharon hugged her mother and said that she was never taking her eyes off of her daughter again.
Victoria forwarded her calls to her cell phone and went to the athletic club because she needed to get out for a while. She ran into Brad, who said he'd left her earlier because she seemed to need her rest. The two of them acknowledged that something was happening between them, but Victoria warned Brad that she was tired and distraught about Cassie, so she wasn't thinking clearly. They agreed that it might be best if Brad waited until things calmed down to evaluate her behavior. While they were talking, Victor called to let Victoria know that Cassie had been found. Victoria threw her arms around Brad and told him the good news.