In the bedroom of the Abbott mansion Gloria had shared with John, she became superstitious after she discovered a book, which had supposedly been signed by and buried with John. Jeff still wanted to make love, but Gloria's mood had been ruined by fright, which she claimed had dropped her blood sugar. Gloria, alone in her bedroom, clutched a photo of John as she talked aloud to herself. Gloria, in her soliloquy, sought an explanation for the eerie appearance of John's book. "This is ridiculous," Gloria told herself. "Oh, John, there has to be some kind of explanation," she continued. After Gloria collected herself, she phoned Kevin and ordered him and Jana to join her and Jeff at the Abbott mansion, which soon was to be hers, for a celebration of her triumphant acquisition. Jeff wasn't pleased, however, when Gloria told him that Kevin and Jana were coming because he had hoped for an intimate celebration with his wife. Gloria assured Jeff that she had fully recovered from the shock of having found John's book.
At the club, Jack and Sharon settled into their temporary living arrangements and perhaps prematurely congratulated themselves for having hatched a plan to successfully evict Jeff and Gloria. Sharon gleefully anticipated that Gloria would run soon after she discovered things Sharon and Jack had pulled out of the attic. Jeff called and left a voicemail for Jack in which he told Jack that step one was complete. Jeff elaborated that "she" had quite a reaction and suggested that they get together to discuss what was next.
Jack was pleased after he listened to his voicemail. Sharon was pleased when Jack told her about Jeff's message. Jeff met Jack at the club and told him that the device Jack provided to cause the lights to flicker had further unnerved Gloria after she discovered John's book. Jack promised to compensate Jeff, but Jeff claimed he had cooperated only because he wanted out of the mansion. Jack urged Jeff to stick to their plan when Jeff expressed his concern that Gloria could have figured out what they were up to. After Jeff left, Jack joined Sharon at the club bar and explained that they needed to up the ante. Back at their loft office, Jack and Sharon planned their next move and decided to hire an actor who resembled John to haunt Gloria in person. Sharon found an online listing and photo of an actor named Alistar Wallingford, who greatly resembled John. Sharon said she'd to contact the man's agent. Jack smiled smugly.
Michael noticed Jack at Sharon at the club as he and Lauren enjoyed drinks. Jack told Michael that Gloria had won, but Michael noted that Jack and Sharon didn't seem like two people who'd just lost their home. Jack told Michael he should ask Gloria, but Michael pointed out that Gloria was not a paragon of truth. Michael speculated that something about the situation wasn't right, but Jack insisted that he had no reason to lie. Back at their table, Lauren and Michael discussed their odd encounter with Sharon and Jack. Michael told Lauren that he hadn't bought Jack and Sharon's story for a minute because they both seemed too happy. Gloria phoned and invited Michael and Lauren to join her, Jeff, Kevin, and Jana at celebratory dinner party at the Abbott mansion to announce a big surprise. Michael told his mom that he already knew about her surprise but wasn't buying it.
After Kevin and Jana arrived at the mansion, Gloria sent Jeff to the club to pick up dinner. After Jeff left, Jana congratulated Gloria on her acquisition. Gloria expressed concern that she could lose her right to live in the mansion if she failed to convince Jeff she was in love with him. Jana readily agreed that prison was a terrifying option. Gloria explained that she'd been quite shaken after she discovered John's handmade, one-of-a-kind book of poetry in the master bedroom. Kevin insisted that Jeff had placed the book in the bedroom as a cruel joke, but Gloria wasn't convinced. Jana pushed the idea that John's ghost had placed the book in the room as a sign that he wasn't pleased with Gloria's marriage to Jeff.
Soon after Michael and Lauren arrived, Jeff returned with the food. Michael noticed that Gloria and Jeff seemed to be getting along a little too well. Jeff stood near Gloria with his hand on her shoulder as he explained that he had fallen even harder for Gloria while he watched her torture Jack and Sharon. As the family dined, Michael and Jeff exchanged barbs. When Gloria stepped into the kitchen for more wine, Michael followed. Michael told Gloria he knew she was putting on an act and suggested that after her poison scheme failed, she had moved onto something else. Gloria claimed that she could only fight one battle at a time, and she'd just won back her home.
After Gloria returned to her guests with the wine, Michael beckoned Lauren from the gathering and told her he had a plan to prove that Gloria and Jeff weren't lovey-dovey. Michael instructed Lauren to pick a fight with him then refuse to leave, so she could stay behind and spy on Gloria and Jeff. Lauren and Michael carried out their plan, and a sobbing Lauren stayed behind after Michael stormed out. Gloria comforted Lauren and agreed to let Lauren spend the night at the mansion. Kevin and Jana made their exit soon after Michael's.
Lily enjoyed a brief break at the coffeehouse between Chloe's relentless sessions intended to prepare her for Restless Style magazine's premiere party. Cane noted that Lily needed time to relax, but Chloe burst in and announced that she'd prepared Lily's itinerary for the days leading up to the premiere. Chloe's nerves were set on edge when Cane told her that he'd take over with Lily. Cane advised Chloe to take up yoga or mediation, but Chloe, ever the taskmaster, ordered Lily to be ready to work early the next morning. After Chloe stepped away, Cane whisked Lily away and explained that she'd been officially kidnapped. When Lily and Cane arrived at the club, she thought he'd arranged a dinner date. Lily was pleasantly surprised when Cane led her to a romantic massage suite complete with sheer floor-to-ceiling swags, flickering candles, and a crackling fire.
Covered with a sheet, Lily lay facedown as Cane drizzled oil onto her back. Cane's nimble hands traveled from her shoulders to her feet as he caressed and rubbed Lily's body. Dressed in terry robes, Lily and Cane enjoyed intimate moments in the suite. Before Lily left the club, she encountered Chloe, who wasn't happy when she realized that Lily had been at the spa. Chloe admonished Lily for not appreciating how hard she had worked to make Lily look good. Lily shot back that she had already looked good and explained that if Chloe kept pushing so hard, they'd both lose. Lily warned Chloe to back off, or she wouldn't have a job.
At the coffeehouse, Amber argued with Kevin and Daniel when they told her that they planned to burn the stolen money. Amber pleaded her case by explaining that she'd spent some of the money without recourse, but Daniel and Kevin insisted that she shouldn't tempt fate again. Jana approached their table, and Amber abruptly changed the topic of conversation. After Jana told Kevin that Gloria was trying to reach him, Kevin told Jana that they'd been invited to dine at the Abbott mansion, so he sent her home to get ready. Before Kevin left, he warned Amber that he'd find out if she tried to trick him and threatened to rat on her if she did.
At Amber's condo, Daniel videotaped the destruction of the money. The video, which Daniel claimed would later be erased, would serve as proof to Kevin that the money was destroyed. Amber sobbed when Daniel lit a fire in the fireplace. As Daniel tossed stacks of bills into the flames, Amber cringed. By the time Daniel burned the last bill, Amber had fallen asleep on the sofa.
At the Chancellor estate, Esther dutifully dusted furniture. Kay, annoyed, admonished Esther for reverting back to her formal maid's uniform. Uncharacteristically agitated, Kay stumbled and Esther caught her, but Kay insisted that she was fine, except for problems with her knees. Esther pleaded that Kay not hide anything from her, but Kay maintained that she was fine.
While Amber slept, Daniel visited Kay. Daniel asked Kay to consider investing in Amber's fashion venture. Daniel gave Kay a brief business plan and Kay promised to look it over and said she would consider investing in Amber's project. Kay added that she was very fond of Amber, and she noticed that Daniel was also. Amber awoke just as Daniel returned from his visit with Kay. Amber remained cross about having to burn the money, but Daniel told Amber he was willing to bet that good things would come soon.