At Crimson Lights, Kevin waited until departing patrons were out the door before he retrieved Kay's forgotten purse from the safe. After Kevin removed a wad of cash and stuffed the money in his pocket, he quickly hid the purse under the counter when Gloria and Jana entered the dining area from the patio. Gloria complained that her feet hurt after she slaved to serve free Thanksgiving dinners to the needy. Jana told Kevin that she looked forward to a ride in the brisk air on her new scooter. Kevin assured a worried Jana that he could afford both the scooter and the cost of providing the free meals. Later, while Jana was cleaning, she discovered the purse stuffed with cash. Kevin explained that Kay had left the purse, and he had tried to return it. Jana was shocked, but Kevin said that Heather had explained that it was all right to keep found money. Jana figured out that Kevin had used some of the money to buy the scooter, and she was angry that Kevin had lied. Jana set the purse on the counter and, when he offered to return the money, she said, "It is not up to me, Kevin; it's up to you."
After Jana left, Gloria told Kevin that he would soon be able to afford whatever he wanted after she took over as CEO of Jabot, a move Gloria gloated would shock Jill. Michael arrived and noted that if Gloria weren't self-centered and pig-headed, she would agree to testify and help Lowell avoid facing murder charges. Gloria explained that even Michael would soon learn why she had no other choice. Through clenched teeth, Michael told Gloria that all she had to do was swear that Lowell did not set a bomb. Michael added that he didn't want to hear any crap about Gloria's public image. Gloria insisted that even Lowell would understand her actions. Michael cut short his conversation when Neil phoned about Ana. While Michael was on the phone, Gloria left.
Michael grilled Kevin about Gloria's scheme. Jana listened as Kevin feigned ignorance, but Michael reminded Kevin that Lowell was a decent man who didn't deserve what he faced. Kevin admitted that Gloria and Jeffrey were conspiring with Jack to take over Jabot. Michael was livid and accurately guessed that Kevin was in on the plan. Kevin admitted that Gloria promised him a big promotion. Jana warned Kevin that he had better be prepared to walk the path he had chosen. Michael cautioned Gloria that she would regret trusting Jack, and he added that they all would soon regret Gloria's decision.
At the Abbott mansion, Jack told Jeffrey that Jill had called a meeting of Jabot's major stockholders. Jeffrey shocked Jack when he demanded the key position as Jabot's CEO. Jack asked Jeffrey why he should be CEO instead of Gloria. Jeffrey explained that he had a "secret" for controlling Gloria. Jack was intrigued, but Jeffrey explained that he could not reveal his secret. However, he assured Jack that he would act under Jack's guidance for the good of the company. Jack agreed and shook Jeffrey's hand to seal the deal.
When Gloria returned, she told Jack that he should appoint her as Jabot's CEO. Jack reminded Gloria that Jeffrey would not take a backseat, since he had almost thwarted their plan after he held her shares of stock hostage. Gloria assured Jack that she would remain in control, but she would let Jeffrey think he was in charge. Jack assured Gloria that he was behind her. Jack promised Gloria that there would be across-the-board changes after the stockholders' meeting, as long as she played by his rules. Jack and Gloria were uncorking champagne when Jeffrey returned. Jack offered Jeffrey and Gloria flutes filled with the bubbly wine, and then Jack proposed a toast to celebrate that Jabot Cosmetics would soon be a family company again. Jeffrey added that doing business with Jack was a pleasure, since he had "his eye on the prize."
At Daniel's loft apartment, he complained that he had little time to sketch because he was busy with work assignments. Amber suddenly burst into tears, and Daniel hugged and comforted her. Daniel accompanied Amber on a visit to Kay's grave. Amber cried and said she missed her dear friend. Daniel noted that Kay was like family. Amber joked that Kay would have laughed at her dinner disaster. As Amber sobbed, Daniel held her in his arms.
After Daniel and Amber visited Kay's grave, they stopped by the coffeehouse. Jana asked Amber why she had been crying, and she told Jana and Kevin that she had stopped by to visit Kay's grave. Jana understood how such a visit could be comforting. After Amber mentioned her cooking catastrophe, Jana packed two slices of pie for Daniel and Amber to take home and enjoy later. As Daniel and Amber ate their slices of pie, they discussed their shares of Kay's inheritance. Amber suggested that she and Daniel use the money to live on while they each pursued their artistic endeavors. Daniel kissed Amber and told her that she was brilliant, and he thanked her for showing him what kind of person she was on the inside. After Amber and Daniel made love, Amber told Daniel that she felt complete since she had committed to practice her art seriously. Amber pressed Daniel to do the same. Daniel agreed, and he and Amber vowed to concentrate their energies on friends, their art, and each other.
Gloria and Jeffrey arrived at the coffeehouse for dessert. Michael confronted Gloria about Jabot and explained that Jack could not become involved with Jabot after the face-cream debacle. Jeffrey noted that they would work with Jack and not for him. Gloria insisted that she would be in charge. Michael added that they would have an Abbott axe poised above their heads. Michael claimed that the stockholders had already pegged Gloria as a gold digger, and they would soon learn that Jeffrey was a con man. Michael labeled Kevin as a computer geek, who had somehow garnered a corner office. Michael spoke on behalf of Jabot's stockholders and asked, "How would all of this look to them?" Jana said she knew something about the deal just wasn't right. Michael told Jeffrey he was dim-witted if he believed that Jack would roll over and play dead. Jeffrey explained that he and Gloria had the stock and that Jack had his family's proxies, so they could take Jabot and run with it. Gloria said their plan had been in the making for months and was a dream that had come true.
Michael berated Gloria for becoming a heartless, soulless human being after turning her back on Lowell. Michael raged at Jeffrey for turning Lowell in to the authorities. Gloria maintained that she had sacrificed for Michael, and asked him whose side he was on. Michael told Gloria smugly that he was Lowell's attorney. Michael added that Gloria would likely call him to represent her legally after the Jabot deal blew up in her face. Jeffrey cheered Gloria when she declared that she intended to get it all. At the Abbott mansion, however, Jack told someone on the phone that "The stockholders' meeting is tomorrow. They will never see what is coming."
At Neil's apartment, Tyra became outraged when she learned that Yolanda had a disconnected phone. Devon exclaimed, "Yolanda can't pay her damn phone bill, but she can ruin Ana's life by reporting her missing?" Tyra was angry that Gil alerted social services about Ana instead of walking from the situation. Devon vowed to bring his sister home. Karen, Lily, and Billy offered comfort to Tyra and Devon. Neil phoned Michael and explained that social services had taken custody of Ana because Tyra was actually the 12-year-old's aunt. Michael said that the family should hope for a sympathetic judge. Michael promised to compile a list of competent family attorneys, and he reminded Neil that Ana was not in harm's way. Lily was devastated for Tyra and Ana. Karen assured Lily that Neil would bring Ana back home. Billy suddenly remembered that he knew a family attorney, who was dining at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Lily and Billy headed to the club.
At the club, Billy spotted his friend dining with his parents. Billy introduced Lily to his friend, Rafael Torres. Rafael explained that everyone called him "Rafe." Billy apologized for interrupting his friend's dinner, but he added that Lily's family needed the services of a family lawyer. Lily explained that someone she loved was in trouble. Rafe assured Lily that because his trusted friend Billy had asked, he would help her family.
At the courthouse, Ms. Marisol Pena, the social worker handling Ana's custody case, assured Neil, Tyra, and Devon that she had arranged a temporary foster home for Ana. Neil calmly explained that Devon was Ana's biological brother and that their mother, Yolanda, was a drug abuser who had not reared Ana. Tyra admitted that she had signed Yolanda's name to documents pertaining to Ana. Marisol explained that Yolanda was married, clean, and claimed to be Ana's legal guardian. Tyra was distraught, but Neil promised to remedy the situation. Gil stopped by and explained that he had to turn Ana over to authorities. Tyra and Neil gave Gil the cold shoulder, but he offered to help them. After Gil left, Tyra was furious, so Neil calmed her.
Devon passionately appealed Ana's case to Marisol. Devon explained that Yolanda had claimed to be clean once before, but she stole Neil's watch and sold it in order to buy drugs. Devon recalled that Yolanda left him abandoned in a car while she abused drugs and passed out. Devon said that Yolanda had given Ana up to Tyra long ago, so Ana had not lived through the hell he had known with their mother. Devon pleaded with the social worker not to award Yolanda custody of Ana.
When Marisol returned, Tyra, Devon, and Karen listened as Neil pleaded with the social worker to allow Ana to return home with them. Marisol assured Ana's family that foster homes were loving and safe. Devon disagreed that not all homes were. Karen assured Tyra that Ana knew she was fighting for her. Marisol supervised Devon's brief visit with Ana. Ana begged Devon to take her home. Devon promised that Ana would not be away more than one night. Devon gave Ana his watch and encouraged her to check it every hour and sing. Devon promised that he would sing every hour, too, until they were reunited.
Lily and Billy arrived and told Neil, Karen, Tyra, and Gil that they had spoken with attorney Rafael Torres, who had agreed to take Ana's case. When Devon returned, he pointed his finger at Gil and blamed him for every bad dream Ana would endure for the rest of her life. Neil told Devon to calm down. Gil acknowledged that Devon was protecting his sister. Marisol returned and announced that Gil had convinced her to let them all visit Ana. Ana rushed into Tyra's arms and called out, "Mommy." Gil apologized to Tyra. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton, Ana's foster parents, arrived to take Ana home with them. Devon reminded Ana to keep a close eye on his watch and sing. Ana sobbed when the Sheltons escorted her away from her family. Tyra collapsed into Neil's arms.
Billy escorted Lily home, and as they stepped out of the elevator, she thanked him for helping her family. Lily said, "I never knew this was who you really were," and she offered a friendly hug. Billy joked that he wasn't just a spoiled rich kid and a playboy. Inside Neil's apartment, Karen told Neil that she couldn't bear Ana's look of helplessness. Neil smiled when Karen said they would vow to fight for Ana just as Dru had fought for Devon. Outside on the patio, Tyra and Devon recalled the horrible day Yolanda abandoned a young and helpless Devon inside a cold apartment. Tyra hugged Devon when he swore not to let Yolanda take his sister.