Bobby comes back to the apartment and asks Brittany if she is alone. When she says yes, they run into each other's arms and begin kissing. Bobby asks Brittany if J.T. is on board with the plan. Brittany says he is, but she feels bad that he has to lie to Mac. Bobby says that if Mac and J.T. are really in love they will find their way back to each other. Brittany wonders how long she will have to be away from Bobby. Bobby doesn't know, as long as it takes to get over his problems with Vinny and the mob. Bobby asks Brittany to hold onto a special bracelet. He asks her to give it back to him. Then he throws her bag out the door and they stage a fight, loud enough that the neighbors know.
Mac packs her things and is moving out. J.T. tries to stop her, but Mac thinks she was just another conquest for J.T. He tries to let her know it's not true, but just as she starts to listen to him, Brittany shows up. Mac leaves, crying in the elevator.
Phyllis wonders why Danny's friend won't answer his phone. Nick wonders if Phyllis made it up to get him off Daniel's trail. Neil shows up and demands to know where his daughter is. They decide to investigate at the address Phyllis has for Danny's friend.
Lily and Daniel get a ride in a truck to L.A. As Daniel sleeps, he has a dream about Cassie driving his car. Cassie tells him not to worry, everything will be okay. As Lily awakens Daniel, he is shaken by the dream but unsure of himself. Lily sees the beach and says they should discover the ocean for a moment. As they play at the beach, they are carefree and happy. When Daniel looks at a girl on the beach, he sees Cassie's face. He remembers the dream again, vividly. When Lily asks what is wrong, he goes to call Danny's friend once again.
Tom warns Michael that John and Gloria's relationship is in trouble. Kevin goes to see Gloria and wants to tell her that Tom is in town. When Gloria tells Kevin that she is happy with John now, and wants to thank Kevin, he decides against telling his mother about Tom. He pretends that his story is really about the fact that he wants to get his own place.
When Kevin returns home, he wonders why Tom is still there. When Tom leaves, Michael tells Kevin that Tom knows how to destroy Gloria's life, but, according to Tom, that is not what he wants.
Lauren goes to get a drink at the Athletic Club and runs into Ashley. She notices the necklace Ashley is wearing and asks her about the person who gave it to her. Ashley tells her the man is Tom, a mysterious man who intrigues her. She says that they are not really dating, but he has shown her things she is not used to, like fishing and being outdoors. Lauren thinks it's a good idea for Ashley to stray away from her typical taste in men. After Lauren leaves, Ashley is happy to see Tom come by.
In Los Angeles, Phyllis, Nick and Neil are discussing Daniel and Lily. Neil tells Phyllis that he blames Daniel for bringing Lily into this mess. Nick tells them to stop arguing about these two kids who are in love, sadly reminding them that Cassie will never have the chance to have such an experience. All three then agree that they all want the same thing, though not for the same reasons. Phyllis' cell phone rings; it's Brendan, the friend of Danny's whom Daniel previously contacted. She hangs up and informs them that Brendan has now returned home to Los Angeles from being out of town. Phyllis says she doesn't want Nick to go with them because she fears what he may do to Daniel if they find him, but they come to an understanding, and all three set out to meet Brendan.
They arrive at Brendan's house. He has just gotten home from the airport and as of yet, he knows nothing. He hasn't checked his phone messages yet. Right away, Nick starts accusing him of hiding Daniel. Brendan goes on the defensive, but Phyllis explains to him about the accident and Cassie's subsequent death. Brendan then conveys his sympathy to Nick about Cassie. Neil and Nick decide to go out in front of the house to wait and see if Lily and Daniel show up. Phyllis stays in the house with Brendan and tells him more about Daniel's situation and shares her fears about what will happen if and when he is found. While Phyllis is still talking to Brendan, Nick and Neil come back into the house and announce that they have decided to call the Los Angeles Police Department and get them involved in the case.
Dru runs into the coffee shop and rushes up to Malcolm, wanting to know if he's heard anything from Lily. Malcolm becomes suspicious that Neil has gone after her and demands to know if this is true. Dru reminds him that he had no right to keep the information from Neil and her that Lily knew where Daniel was and was taking him food; thus, he has no right to know anything about Lily now. Malcolm keeps insisting that he wants to help Lily. Dru finally gives in and tells him that Neil, Nick and Phyllis are presently in Los Angeles looking for her. Malcolm is sure he can convince Lily to come home because she trusts him. Dru further shares that Phyllis heard from Danny, who had received a call from his friend, Brendan, who in turn, received a call from Daniel about having a place to stay in Los Angeles. Dru tells Malcolm how worried she is about Lily and what will happen upon her return, including possible jail time for aiding and abetting. Dru again becomes angry with her brother-in-law and says she will blame him if things go bad for Lily. Malcolm tells Dru to go ahead and lash out at him. He informs her that he knows his place.....as Lily's uncle. He again tells her he feels that he could be the one who is able to get through to Lily. Dru is adamant that she doesn't trust him and refuses to give him any information about where she is.
Michael and Kevin are discussing how they can prevent Tom from hurting Gloria. Michael can't imagine who would go near the likes of Tom, except that he can be quite charming, and that's probably how he's gotten himself into Ashley's life. Kevin thinks he's bluffing, but Michael seems to be getting very worried. There seems to be something he's been looking for on the computer, but it's not showing up. It becomes obvious that Michael now suspects something serious. He tells Kevin that he has to see Gloria right away but won't yet share with Kevin his suspicions. Michael literally runs out of his office on his way to find Gloria.
Ashley and Tom have just come back from a motorcycle ride. Ashley invites him into the house, and he agrees to go and stay for just a bit. They share a drink together inside the Abbott's house. Tom proposes a toast to all their new adventures. Ashley coyly tells Tom that she wants to know his secrets. He teasingly tells her to start first and tell her own secrets. She informs him that she and Brad are not yet divorced, as neither of them wants to get involved with anyone else right now; Tom looks rather disappointed upon hearing this. Tom then tells Ashley that he was married once a long time ago also, but it ended badly.
Jack and Jill are discussing business proposals at the Genoa City Athletic Club over a drink. Jack says he still wants Victoria to be on board, but Jill reminds him that ship has already sailed. She points out to Jack that he always blames Victor for everything but suspects Victoria planned this all along....to entice Victor and make him think she was planning to work at Jabot so he would offer her the position at Newman Enterprises. Jack tells Jill that he still thinks Victoria will be theirs one day; that when Nicholas returns as head of the company, all hell will break loose.
Victor and Victoria then come into the club and are discussing Cassie's tragedy, including Daniel's involvement. Gina greets them. Victoria also proudly tells Gina that she's taking over at Newman Enterprises. Jack spots them across the room and sarcastically points out to Jill that Victor is there with his "little girl." Jack then sneaks over and quietly asks Gina to do a favor for him.
Father and daughter continue discussing her running the company. Victor says he will guide her, that he's never doubted her abilities. She's worried that Nick wasn't consulted about her stepping in to replace him while he deals with the issues of Cassie's death. Victor feels there will be no problem. Victoria says she's very excited to start running the company, that it's important to her that her father trusts her....she's been waiting a long time for that to happen.
Gina then approaches Victor and Victoria's table and brings them a congratulatory drink sent over to them from Jack. Jack then appears and wants to drink a toast to the Newmans. Victor informs Jack and he and his daughter are having a private conversation. They proceed to tell Jack how happy they both are about Victoria working at Newman Enterprises. Jill walks over to their table at that moment, says goodbye to all, and leaves the club. Victor announces that he needs to leave to go pick up Nikki. Victoria is left at the table with Jack....he tells her he hopes her father is sincere.
In another part of Los Angeles, sit Lily and Daniel. Lily urges Daniel to call Brendan, but he seems to be preoccupied. He relates to Lily the flashes he has been having about the accident and that he can't yet figure them out. She takes his hand and reassures him. Daniel tells her he is facing reality, that he will never get that accident out of his mind, and that they can't keep running. Lily again comforts him and embraces him. Daniel tells Lily that he's worried about her involvement and stresses that she must return home, that he's putting her at risk and doesn't want to destroy her life. She tells Daniel that he's been acting very weird since he had the dream about the accident. Daniel confesses that he sees Cassie's face everywhere, that he knows he will never get out of this. Lily asks if there's more he's remembered from the accident. He says he sees images, but they are fuzzy....on the other hand, it might be his mind playing tricks. Lily says she feels guilty too; Daniel cannot imagine why. She says she feels guilty because she told Cassie to look out for Daniel at the party because she was planning to leave. She thinks if she had stayed, it would have been different. This makes Daniel feel even worse, and he tells Lily he does not want her suffering any more, that this will end for her now. He wants to save her from any more heartbreak. He tenderly tells her that she means more to him than anything, so he can no longer put her through all this pain. Lily feels committed to Daniel and vows to stay with him no matter how it all ends. They continue to argue about whether she will leave or stay. Daniel finally tells Lily that if she continues to fight him on this, he will call her parents.
Still enjoying their drinks together, Ashley makes the suggestion to Tom about having dinner with a couple of her friends; this being with Lauren and Michael, of course, as Lauren had earlier suggested to Ashley. Tom then leans in to kiss Ashley, but she coyly turns her cheek; Tom just smiles and promises to call her soon. Ashley walks him to the door. As she opens the door for Tom to leave, there stands Michael, having arrived at the Abbott house looking for Gloria. Both men are obviously shocked to see one another; a cold glare passes between Michael and his stepfather....
Jack warned Victoria about how hard things might end up for her at Newman Enterprises when Nick came back. And although her father had faith in her, it wasn't always easy to live in a great man's shadow. Jack had learned that when he went to work for his own father. People were always watching to see if you'd fail. Victoria wondered if that was what Jack wanted--for her to fail at running Newman. Jack said he just felt like working for Jabot would have been a better option for her.
At Michael's office, Kevin answered the phone when his mother called. He told Gloria that Michael was on his way to the Abbott house to see her. He thought it was important for her to get home and talk to Michael. Gloria agreed to go right from helping Lauren with wedding plans to the Abbott house.
Michael was surprised to see Tom preparing to leave the Abbott house just as he got there. Instead of leaving, Tom came back inside. The two men made cryptic comments to each other while Ashley looked on with a bemused expression. Ashley finally told Michael that she'd met Tom when her father was in the hospital, and it had been Tom who encouraged her to put her father's happiness ahead of her personal feelings about Gloria. Michael continued to give Tom a measuring look, trying to figure out what he was up to, but he didn't blow Tom's cover and tell Ashley Tom's real identity.
After Michael left, Ashley asked Tom if something had been going on between them. They'd seemed to be having some kind of macho contest. Tom dismissed her suspicion. When Ashley heard Gloria drive up, Tom said he'd rather meet her father before meeting Gloria and slipped out the back door. When Gloria came in to find that Michael had already come and gone, she left the house again.
Back in his office, Michael told Kevin about seeing Ashley and Tom together. He now realized that Ashley had been Tom's means of getting information about Gloria and John. Kevin was concerned about Ashley getting involved with a low life like Tom, but Michael said she was old enough to take care of herself. When Gloria came in, wondering why Michael had wanted to see her, Michael said he was curious about her wedding. At first she thought he meant her wedding with John, but Michael said he was more interested in her marriage to Tom. Gloria asked Michael and Kevin never to bring up Tom's name to her again; he was a part of her past. Michael wasn't so sure about that. Gloria looked shocked as Michael questioned whether or not Gloria was even divorced from Tom.
At Brendan's insistence, Phyllis, Neil, and Nick agreed to hold off on calling the police about Daniel and Lily. Phyllis and Nick took a photo of Lily and decided to go look around the beach to see if they could find them or anyone who had seen them. When Brendan went to take a shower, Neil noticed there were several messages on his answering machine. He asked Brendan if he could listen to them. When he did, there were two from Daniel and one from Lily that let him know the two teens were in fact in L.A. and planning to call Brendan back about coming over there.
Phyllis and Nick found no signs of Daniel and Lily at the beach. But when they went into a cafe, a waiter recognized the two teens from the pictures Phyllis showed him. He didn't know where they were now though. Phyllis urged Nick to go home and be with Sharon and Noah, but Nick insisted that he was staying right there. The only thing he had left was his desire to see justice meted out to Daniel for Cassie's death.
At Crimson Lights, Malcolm tried to find out where Neil had gone and if he was any closer to finding Lily. Dru brushed his questions aside and took Devon to the patio to spend some time with him because she hadn't talked to him lately. But every time Devon tried to talk to her about a possible summer job or anything else, Drucilla was too distracted to listen to him, especially when she saw Sharon come in and get into a conversation with Malcolm. She hoped Sharon wasn't telling Malcolm where they thought Lily and Daniel were.
Sharon confided in Malcolm about the grief that drove her out of the house. Noah was all wrapped up in baseball and was spending the night with his friends. She'd found it unbearable to be in her house without Nick and with all her memories of Cassie. She knew she should started putting Cassie's things away, but she wasn't ready. She just wished she had someone to share her grief with. Malcolm held her hand and assured her that she wasn't alone. She was talking to him about it, and she could do that any time. Sharon was grateful for his support. She wasn't as sure as Nick was that seeing Daniel pay for what he'd done was going to bring her any peace about her daughter.
Later, Ali and some of Cassie's other friends came in. Sharon approached them and asked how their summer was going. They talked about how much they missed Cassie and how the summer wasn't the same without her. Sharon hugged Ali and said that they all missed Cassie. She invited them to come by the ranch any time. They'd been good friends to Cassie, and Sharon cared about them, too.
Malcolm went out on the patio just as Dru received a call from Neil letting her know that the kids were definitely in L.A. Dru wanted to drop everything and come there, but Neil reminded her that she needed to be there for Devon. Dru insisted that Malcolm could look after Devon. Neil finally talked her out of coming, and Malcolm took the phone from her to find out what was going on. He urged Neil to keep it together so that when he did find Lily, he wouldn't make things worse between the two of them.
Lily and Daniel built a fire on the beach and huddled together in the cold ocean breeze. Daniel was still insistent that Lily should go home. In fact, he thought she should call her parents the next day and let them wire her money for an airline ticket back to Wisconsin. Lily disagreed, saying if the did that, they'd know exactly where Daniel was. Instead, she thought the two of them should get jobs until she could make enough money to fly back home without anyone knowing where she'd been.
J.T. asks Bobby how long he's going to have to pretend Brittany's baby is his. Bobby says he has a plan, but he's not sure how long it's going to take. J.T. expresses his concerns to Brittany. Brittany tells J.T. that she knows she's asking a lot from him. She would understand if he couldn't go through with the plan. J.T. says that he cares about Brittany's safety and will help to keep her safe. Brittany says she is worried about Bobby's safety.
Lauren sees Terrible Tom at the bar and he says hello. She knows his name because she talked to Ashley about him. Tom sees Lauren's ring and asks her who she is engaged to. Lauren tells him that he's a lawyer in town. When Tom presses on, she wonders why he is all up in her business.
Nikki tells Victor that Bobby and Brittany are having problems. She is worried about Bobby. Lauren sees Nikki and Victor and introduces Tom to them. Tom is excited to meet Victor. Nikki tells Victor she has to go. Victor sees Bobby at the bar and asks Bobby how he's doing with Brittany. Bobby says that ship has sailed.
Nikki shows up at J.T.'s looking for Brittany. She isn't happy to find Brittany in J.T.'s shower. Nikki thinks there is more to the breakup than Brittany says. Brittany says that she wasn't really the monogamous type. Nikki realizes that Bobby dumped her because the baby is J.T.'s. She is disgusted with Brittany and says that J.T. and Brittany deserve each other.
Michael asks Gloria about her divorce from Tom. Gloria says she had filed papers with someone she found in a phone book. Michael says that the papers were never filed. Gloria wonders if this means that her marriage to John isn't legal. Michael says that she married him in good faith and it would be legal in Wisconsin. But Michael says that if Tom were to ever come around, it could mean trouble. What Gloria has to do is to have Tom Fisher declared legally dead. Gloria isn't sure she wants to, but Kevin and Michael convince her to do it. Michael says that Gloria will have to find her own lawyer because it could be a conflict of interest if Michael were her lawyer. Gloria feels worried about it, but agrees to go through with it right away.
Gloria goes to the bar and orders a drink from Bobby. She sees Lauren and talks to her about Lauren's family and if they are going to be at the wedding. Lauren says that she hasn't told her mom yet, they are not very close. But she says that her mother would be happy to be there. Gloria tells Lauren about her problems with her divorce from Tom and the advice Michael offered her.
Devon finds his mother living in a park. She is still doing drugs, but she recognizes Devon. He tells her that he has a family who takes care of him, and wishes that he could help her. She doesn't want his help or his money, she just wants him to leave. When Devon leaves, he puts some money beside her. She doesn't want to take it, but in her desperation she picks it up, crying.
Tom pops in to see Michael to thank him for not telling Ashley about him. Michael makes Tom another offer to leave town for money. Tom isn't having it. When he leaves, he warns Michael about the security of Gloria's marriage.
Nick called Sharon as she was on her way into the athletic club. She tried to persuade him to come home because she and Noah needed him, but Nick said finding Daniel was something he had to do. She asked if Nick would at least get the police involved, but Nick hung up without making any promises. Sharon went to the bar instead of the gym and asked Gina for a Bloody Mary. As Brad was coming in, Gina stopped him and pointed out Sharon with her drink. Brad sat down next to Sharon and ordered coffee for both of them.
Sharon shared some of her feelings with Brad, who listened sympathetically. She said that each morning, she woke up feeling like everything was okay, then she was hit with the realization that Cassie was gone. Noah was handling it better than she'd expected, although he talked about Cassie every day. And now she was beginning to think that Nick was right to stay away. Maybe having to cope with his grief as well as her own would be too overwhelming. Brad gently told Sharon that if he were in Nick's position, he'd probably be doing the same thing that Nick was. Although Brad agreed that Nick should be home with his family, he was obviously going through something very painful, felt powerless, and was trying to find himself. Sharon was grateful for Brad's understanding and pushed her drink away. Brad smiled. He invited her to get Noah and bring him to the Abbott pool party, but Sharon wasn't sure she was ready for that.
Phyllis wasn't happy to find out that Nick had followed his wife's advice and called the police. She asked the officers what they'd do if they caught Daniel. They told her they'd take him in and transport him back to Genoa City. After the police left, Phyllis turned on Nick and demanded to know why he'd gone back on their agreement to handle this on their own, without involving the police. Nick gave her a skeptical look and said that he wasn't there to help her allow her son to get away. Daniel needed to face the consequences of what he'd done. Just as Jack called Phyllis on her cell phone, Neil arrived. Phyllis used that opportunity to leave the two men alone.
Neil had called Drucilla earlier and told her there was no news about Lily, but he wasn't giving up. Like Phyllis, he was a little surprised to learn from Nick that the L.A. police were now involved. Dru had told him Lily wasn't being mentioned in the newspaper articles about Daniel yet, and Neil had hoped that they could get to the kids before the police did, so he could keep Lily out of trouble. Nick commiserated with him, expressing his belief that Daniel had a way of persuading young women to do things they shouldn't. As worried as Neil was about Lily and as much as he hoped he hadn't failed to provide her a stable environment, he acknowledged that what Nick was going through was much worse. Nick agreed that for Neil and Lily, there was still hope. Nick could never get Cassie back.
Later, when Nick was alone, he took out pictures of Cassie and spoke aloud to his dead daughter. He told her how much he loved and missed her, promising that he was going to see justice done. The last thing he could do for his little girl was to see that Daniel paid for taking her life.
When Devon came into Crimson Lights, Malcolm could tell that the teen had something on his mind. He assumed it was concern for Lily, and Devon admitted that there was something else. He told Malcolm about searching for and finding his mother, only to realize that she was still strung out on crack. She'd told him to forget her and his old life and to take advantage of all the opportunities the Winters family offered him. Malcolm told Devon that he needed to share all this information with Dru. Devon said she already had too much on her mind, but Malcolm refused to take no for an answer. In fact, he offered to go with Devon and help him talk to Drucilla.
After finding out from Neil that Lily still hadn't been located, Dru was on the verge of falling apart. She got a surprise visit from Victoria and congratulated her on her new position at Newman. Victoria pointed out that she had quite a task ahead of her. With Nick, Neil, and Phyllis all out of the office, Victoria needed Drucilla at work. In fact, it was time for Dru to either come back to the office or Victoria had grounds to dismiss her. Drucilla accused Victoria of kicking her when she was down. Victoria sympathized with Dru's predicament with Lily, but she reminded her that they were all going through something. Maybe returning to work would actually benefit Dru, taking her mind off of Lily's absence and giving her something to do. Drucilla finally agreed. Later, she was trying to work at home when Malcolm and Devon came in. At first she tried to put Devon off, but Malcolm insisted that Devon tell Dru the truth. Dru was startled to find out that Devon had been in contact with his mother.
As one of Vinny's goons eavesdropped on the patio of Crimson Lights, Bobby had a talk with Mac. He told her that it was totally over with him and Brittany, calling his wife a tramp. He also thought that Mac should forget about J.T., who didn't deserve her. J.T. and Brittany had obviously had something going on for a long time; he and Mac were well rid of them. As they were talking, Kevin watched from inside. After Bobby left, followed by Vinny's spy, Kevin approached Mac. She was surprised by how supportive he was as she talked about J.T. He even encouraged her to fight for what she wanted. Kevin told Mac that as much as he cared about her, what he really wanted was to see her happy. Maybe it wasn't too late for her to find happiness with J.T. She should follow her heart. Mac said she intended to do just that, kissed him on the cheek and told him what a great person he was, and left the coffee house.
In the loft, Brittany apologized again to J.T. for ruining his life. J.T. said that it drove him crazy to lie to Mac, but he knew it had to be that way. He was committed to protecting Brittany and her baby any way that he could. After they talked, Brittany dressed in a disguise and met Bobby in the park. He warned her that they couldn't keep taking that kind of risk. For now, he'd shaken Vinny's spy, but they were going to have to stay away from each other for their plan to work. Brittany said maybe they should do what he'd first suggested--find a little home of their own in another state, far away from all these problems. While they were talking, Joshua started kicking. Bobby put his hands on Brittany's stomach, then the two of them sat on the park bench kissing.
J.T. was surprised when Mac showed up at the loft. She told him that she'd been thinking about the two of them and had come to a decision. She wanted to move back into the loft.
Lily promised Daniel that she'd buy an airline ticket home as soon as they found jobs and made enough money. All she wanted in return from him was that he stop badgering her about going back to Wisconsin. Daniel agreed, and they talked to the cafe manager about jobs. He had them dress up as a giant banana and a strawberry to advertise smoothies on the beach. While they were taking a break, Lily spotted Phyllis standing on the beach. Before the teens could get away, Phyllis walked up to show them pictures of themselves, asking if they'd seen those two people. Daniel and Lily shook their heads, mumbled no, and began to walk away. Phyllis stared after them with speculation, wondering if what she suspected could be possible.