Nick awoke at the tack house after a brief and fitful night of sleep. Phyllis rubbed Nick's back as he described the disturbing scene when he and Sharon found Noah dancing at an unsupervised party. Nick added that some of the teenager party-goers swigged beer. Phyllis held her tongue when Nick mentioned that he had comforted a distraught Sharon.
At the coffeehouse, Noah complained about his assignment to clean the horse stalls as punishment for breaking curfew. Nick joined Sharon and Noah, who stepped away to buy a sack lunch. Sharon thanked Nick for helping her with Noah. Nick recalled his teenage years when hormones ruled. Sharon giggled girlishly and remarked that she remembered that time quite well. Sharon mentioned that Phyllis' accusing remarks had made Jack seem like a liar when he was supposed to be with Ashley in Los Angeles. Sharon explained that Jack had actually met with Ashley in New York. Nick apologized for Phyllis' role in the misunderstanding.
After Sharon came home, Jack asked her why she had not awakened him before she left. Sharon recalled Noah's troublesome behavior the night before and boasted that Nick had been at her side. Jack wanted to know why Sharon had not believed that he was with Ashley as he had claimed. Sharon tattled about Phyllis' meddlesome taunts. Sharon quizzed Jack about why he hadn't returned home two days earlier after Billy mentioned that their business meeting had ended at that time. Jack said he had stayed longer in order to meet with lawyers and had left a note stating so. Sharon grew angry and insisted that married people should not leave without telling their spouses where they were. Jack apologized and claimed that he had been pressed for time. Sharon relented and apologized, too. Sharon embraced Jack, but she seemed distrustful and grimaced behind Jack's back.
At Restless Style's headquarters, Phyllis was giddy about the latest issue's release, but Nick dampened Phyllis' mood when he brought up the misunderstanding Phyllis engineered between Sharon and Jack. Nick stressed that Phyllis and Sharon must interact peacefully for Noah's sake. Phyllis maintained that all disputes were settled, since Jack and Sharon had left the magazine. Nick was impressed when Phyllis revealed the magazine's provocative cover. Phyllis attempted to divert Nick's attention when he began perusing the magazine's articles, but Nick pulled her aside and reminded Phyllis that they had agreed not to publish sleazy articles. Nick was livid after he read Phyllis' letter that attacked Sharon. Phyllis apologized, but Nick said that her apology was not good enough. Nick berated Phyllis and reminded her that Sharon was Noah's mother.
Nick stopped by the Abbotts' and showed Sharon the hurtful remarks Phyllis had published in the magazine. Nick explained that he had not known about the derogatory editorial before publication. Sharon blew off the article and smiled when Nick said that he did not agree with Phyllis' opinions.
At the Abbott estate, Billy grilled Jack about his plan to take over control of Jabot. Gloria breezed in and Billy was surprised to see her. Jack later explained that Gloria was allowed to stay in the pool house, so he could keep an eye on his enemy. After Billy left, Gloria returned. Jack explained that Billy had moved back and was working at Jabot. After Gloria inquired about Traci and Ashley's proxies, Jack said that his sisters were committed, and along with Kay's shares, their plan to gain control of Jabot could go forward. In her mind, Gloria recalled the day Kay had flatly turned down Gloria's request for controlling shares of Jabot stock. Nonchalantly, Gloria urged Jack not to pressure Kay, and allow time for the dust to settle after the SEC investigation. Jack refused and insisted that the time was right because chaos presented the perfect opportunity to act.
Lauren read the newspaper article about Lowell Baldwin's upcoming trial on first-degree murder charges. Michael worried about Eden after he harshly scolded her, but Eden agreed to accompany her brother to visit their father in jail. When Lowell entered the visitors' area, Eden barraged her father with questions after thrusting copies of posters at him that depicted Lowell as one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives. Eden sobbed and begged her father to swear that the FBI's charges were incorrect. Lowell insisted that he was not responsible for anyone's death. Eden claimed that people who ran looked guilty. Lauren attempted to calm Eden and explained that Michael could help Lowell, but Eden freaked out. Before Eden left, she looked into her father's eyes and said, "Eighty-five-point-three years." Michael asked what Eden meant, and Lowell responded, "Math problem I gave her. She solved it." Michael retorted rhetorically, "Why did you even bother to have children?"
After Eden and Lauren left, Michael asked Lowell about a witness named Howie Sullivan, who had supposedly been questioned by the FBI after the bombing. Lowell remembered the man as "Kite," because he was always as high as one. Lowell recalled that Kite had a sister who was a nun. Michael suggested that Eden be called to testify as a credible character witness, but Lowell vehemently refused to put his fifteen-year-old daughter on the stand. Michael said that Eden's testimony could effectively sway the jury from feelings of detest to empathy. Lowell worried that Eden would be crushed if the prosecutor twisted her words against him. Michael reminded his father that there were no other defense strategies.
Back at the Baldwins' condo, Lauren soothed Eden and suggested that Lowell had tried to protect her by hiding the truth. Lauren asked Eden if she had ever researched information about her father on the Internet. Eden said that she looked up "Richard Gerick," which was the name her father used. Eden insisted that Lowell was innocent.
At Jabot, Jill and Kay argued over Cane's decision to hire Colleen to replace Lily. Jill felt Colleen was not the right fit, but Kay believed that an Abbott in place as the company's model kept the founding family rightly involved. Billy arrived and greeted Kay. Billy noted that he had taken Cane's old office, and Jill acknowledged that she had not yet decided on Billy's new position at the company. Later, Billy mentioned that he was surprised to learn that Cane was selected as Jabot's CEO. Billy told Jill that a group called "Agreeing Lovers" was the third-largest Jabot shareholder after the Abbotts and the Chancellors. Jill explained that the unknown shareholder's aim was to sell high after having buying low, but Billy claimed that the group was acquiring more stock.
After Jill left, Billy phoned a broker and ordered a background check on Agreeing Lovers. Billy learned that the group had formed in the Cayman Islands. Billy later approached Jack at the coffeehouse patio and questioned him about Agreeing Lovers. Billy recalled Gloria's sappy descriptions of Jeffrey's gifts and attention, and he demanded to know if Gloria was Jack's silent partner. Jack's phone rang, and he left without admitting or denying Billy's assertion.
Gloria stopped by Crimson Lights and interrogated Kevin about Kay's state of mind. Kevin said that he had not noticed evidence of Kay's dementia. Kay arrived for Kevin to set up her laptop, and Gloria pleaded with Kevin to convince Kay to sell some of her Jabot stock. Gloria added that if Kay's senior moments weren't real then it was time to give her some. While Kay explored new programs on her laptop, Gloria ordered Kevin to hot-wire Kay's car and move it to remote parking space. Gloria explained that she could offer Kay a ride home in order to ingratiate herself. Kevin agreed. With a wary eye, Jana watched her husband and mother-in-law's dastardly scheming while she shuffled through a new deck of tarot cards Kevin had given her as a seven-week anniversary gift.
After Kevin returned, Kay walked to the parking lot. Jana approached Gloria and Kevin and demanded to know what was going on. Before Gloria or Kevin could answer, Kay retuned and frantically yelled, "My car is gone!" Kevin and Gloria tried to look surprised. Kay described her "missing" car to a police officer. As Jana and Kevin looked on, Gloria comforted Kay and insisted that she would take care of her dear friend. A policeman soon returned and told Kay that her car had been located in a nearby parking lot. Kay seemed concerned that she had misplaced her car, but Gloria attempted to dispel Kay's distress. Gloria claimed that she often lost her own car at the mall. Jana approached Kevin and quietly asked where he had been when he left the coffeehouse moments earlier. Kevin claimed he had checked his car windows in case it rained. Gloria thanked Kevin for his efforts, and then she rushed over to Kay and offered to drive her home. Gloria helped Kay into her coat as Billy watched warily from the patio.