Christine walked into her office, talking to Danny on her cell phone about Daniel's situation. When she realized that Nick was there, she cut her call short. Nick said that he'd heard Daniel hadn't shown up for his hearing. Once again, he demanded to know where Daniel was. Christine said she didn't know; all she knew was that they'd traced a cell phone call Lily had made to Daniel and knew he was still in the area.
Christine warned Nick not to seek vigilante justice; it wouldn't get Cassie back. She also suggested that Nick's place was with his family, by Sharon's side. Nick said that Sharon, like him, wanted justice and answers about why Cassie had died defending Daniel. Christine said she wanted those answers, too.
Later, Nick went home, barely able to force himself to go inside. Once he did, he read a sympathy card on some flowers then he finally exploded, hurling vases of flowers at the wall and knocking them off of tables. When he realized that he'd broken the glass on Cassie's photograph, he picked it up and sat down, hugging it as he cried.
As Mac and J.T. prepared to take their romance into the bedroom after Mac assured J.T. that was what she wanted, Paul interrupted by pounding on the door. He apologized for barging in and told J.T. that Daniel hadn't shown up for his hearing. The police had a warrant out for his arrest, and Paul wanted J.T. to question some of Daniel's and Lily's friends. He was pretty sure that Lily had been helping Daniel stay in hiding because of the tracked cell phone call. J.T. and Mac left to see what they could find out.
At Crimson Lights, Phyllis continued to pressure Malcolm for answers. He admitted that he was relatively sure Lily knew where Daniel was, although Malcolm did not. Detective Weber had arrived to question Lily, and she'd sneaked out. Malcolm had reached her on her cell phone and told her to be back at the coffeehouse in fifteen minutes. Phyllis knew it had been longer than that and didn't have any faith that Lily wasn't going to help Daniel run.
At their hiding place, Lily refused to tell Daniel that she'd drop him off an hour out of town. She said that he couldn't possibly get away without help. He had no car and no money, plus his picture would be everywhere. Daniel stopped arguing, and Lily called Malcolm. Phyllis took the phone from Malcolm and ordered Lily to put Daniel on the line.
Daniel apologized for causing his mother so much trouble and said he was okay. Phyllis broke down, telling him that as much as she didn't want him to go to jail, she couldn't bear the idea of losing him and not seeing him. She begged him to return, vowing to stay by his side no matter what. Before Daniel could answer, they lost their phone signal.
Daniel told Lily he knew what he had to do. He'd ruined enough lives. He needed to turn himself in. Lily disagreed, saying that if he did that, they'd never see each other again. She couldn't bear that.
While Phyllis tried to figure out what Daniel would do, Malcolm mentioned how desperate Cassie had been to tell Daniel something. That was why she'd left the hospital and ended up collapsing in the coffee shop. Phyllis wondered if Cassie had been trying to tell Daniel something that would help him. Later, while Phyllis was on the patio, J.T. and Mac entered and told Malcolm how much trouble they were having getting any information on Daniel. Malcolm told them when he thought Lily and Daniel had started seeing each other -- after Neil's accident -- and then told them that Phyllis and Dru had forbidden the relationship.
Phyllis walked up and agreed, saying she'd done the right thing. If it hadn't been for Lily, Daniel wouldn't be in that predicament. While Malcolm defended Lily, J.T. began to contemplate Malcolm's words about a couple forbidden to see each other, obviously remembering Colleen. He grabbed Mac's arm and said they had to leave; he was sure he knew where Daniel was hiding. He asked Malcolm to call Lily and try to get her to stay put without tipping her off that anyone knew where she was.
When J.T. and Mac left, Phyllis tried to follow them, but Malcolm held her back, saying she needed to stay out of it. He then called Lily and apologized for being so rough on her. He said that he wanted to do something to help her and Daniel -- not help them run, but at least buy them some time. Lily thanked him and hung up.
Lily talked Daniel into leaving in her car, saying that Malcolm wouldn't have changed his mind that quickly. As they drove away from the Abbott estate, they met J.T. and Mac, who didn't realize Daniel and Lily were getting away. As they were celebrating their escape, they heard sirens behind their car. While Lily made Daniel hide under blankets in the back seat, J.T. and Mac arrived at the Abbott playhouse and found it empty.
Gina was embarrassed to have to tell Tom at the Athletic Club restaurant that his card had been declined. Before Tom could react, Michael intervened and told Gina he'd take care of Tom's bill. Tom refused to let him, giving Gina cash with a big tip. Michael sat down with Tom, asking what it would take to get him out of town.
Tom insisted that he had every right to stay in Genoa City. He had some financial dealings there, as well as a woman he was interested in. Tom suggested that Michael and Lauren's wedding would be a great opportunity for a family reunion. Michael warned Tom to stay away from Kevin and Gloria, and Tom said he wished Gloria only the best with her new husband. In turn, he warned Michael to stay out of his way.
Later, after Michael was gone, Tom spoke to someone on the phone about how difficult Michael was making things.
Michael got back to his office and found Paul talking to Christine. They updated Michael on Daniel's situation, letting him know Daniel was still in the area. When Christine talked about Daniel vanishing, Michael thought about Tom Fisher and said there was someone that he wished he could make vanish.
At the Abbott house, Ashley was shocked to hear that Gitta had abruptly resigned. She asked Gloria how she'd managed it. John defended Gloria, saying that Gitta had thought the house was haunted. As Ashley and Gloria bickered, John felt a pain in his hip. Gloria helped him work it out, using techniques she'd picked up from watching Gitta.
Sickened by the way Gloria was worming herself back into John's good graces, Ashley went into the kitchen. John was grateful for Gloria's loving touch and asked her to dinner. When he went upstairs to change, Ashley walked back into the room and told Gloria that she knew what Gloria was up to. Gloria called Ashley an ice queen and suggested she needed to get a life of her own instead of trying to ruin John's. Gloria added that apparently, no one wanted to date anyone as cold as Ashley was.
While Gloria and Ashley were talking, Ashley got a call on her cell phone from Tom. She agreed to meet him at the Athletic Club for dinner. After Ashley hung up, Gloria questioned her about her date, but Ashley breezed out the door. When John returned downstairs and asked Gloria where she wanted to have dinner, Gloria said she wanted to go to the Athletic Club restaurant.