At Brad's house, family and friends gathered to mourn Brad's death. Nick seemed worried when Jack explained that Sharon had stopped by the cemetery to visit Brad's grave, because Phyllis was also there. Jack told Nick that it was fortunate that Phyllis hadn't been able to reach the cabin the night of Brad's accident because Jack knew that "things between Nick and Sharon became dicey." Ashley told Victor that she was relieved that Noah and Abby had chosen to remain close, because Abby would need a friend to lean on. Victor said that Abby could lean on him. Ashley reminded Victor that Abby would need time to grieve the loss of her father, and that Abby knew very well that Victor hated Brad. Victor insisted that if he could, he would thank Brad profusely for having saved Noah. Ashley told Victor that Brad had also saved her life once just as surely as he saved Noah's. Billy interrupted and suggested that Abby was fortunate to have her mother and Victor to lean on. Jack overheard when Billy addressed Victor directly, "You're certainly someone I would want in my corner."
Colleen approached Traci and demanded to know why Victor had come. Traci explained that Victor had come to support Ashley and Abby. Colleen's face stiffened. The doorbell signaled the arrival of another mourner. Lily answered the door and found Cane standing on the porch holding a casserole dish. Lily thanked Cane for stopping by to comfort Colleen. Cane seemed pleased that Billy had stepped up to support his family. Cane explained that he had learned from his grandmother's death that having family and friends who loved him was comforting. Seemingly on cue, Billy approached Lily from behind and cupped his hands around her shoulders. Cane seemed troubled after Billy said in response to Cane's statement, "No worries there."
Nick and Noah consoled Abby and Colleen. Nick told Colleen and Abby that their father had been devoted to them. Abby sobbed. Noah expressed his sincere appreciation for what Brad had done and said he would never let anyone forget. Traci thanked J.T. and Victoria for supporting Colleen the night Brad went missing. Victoria offered her condolences to Abby and Colleen. Victoria remembered Brad fondly as she examined a diminutive porcelain elephant she and Colleen had given to Brad as a gift. When she arrived, Lauren hugged Noah. Lauren told Noah that Eden had not come. Noah begged Nick to let him go to Eden. Nick hesitated, but eventually agreed.
Ashley told Abby that Olivia had arranged to have a tree planted in Israel in Brad's memory. Olivia's kind gesture touched Abby. Victor told Abby that they should choose a charity to which Victor would donate one million dollars in honor of Brad for saving Noah's life. Abby seemed interested, but Colleen became livid and reminded Victor that she had heard the threatening message Victor had left for Brad. Billy attempted to diffuse the situation, but Colleen added that Victor's presence made her sick. Traci raced to comfort Colleen. Victor calmly told Colleen to get her facts straight before she attacked him. Colleen sobbed and accused Victor of plotting to remove her father from Victor's company and from Abby's life.
Jack applauded for Colleen after she reminded Victor that everyone knew that he hated Brad. Abby pleaded with Colleen and Victor to stop fighting. Victor told Colleen that he empathized with her and never wished Brad harm. Ashley abruptly rose from the seat on the sofa beside Victor and hugged Abby. Across the room, Jack and Billy migrated toward Colleen and offered comfort. Colleen told Billy and Lily that Victor had no right to be in her father's house. Lily tried to placate Colleen and said that Victor would soon leave. Victor said he wasn't in a hurry to leave, but Ashley convinced him that they should go. After Ashley stepped away, Victor phoned Jill and said, "I think it's time to put our plan into effect."
Billy overheard Cane talking on the phone to their mother. After Cane hung up, he told Billy that their mother wanted to meet with them the next morning. Cane admitted that he didn't know why. Billy mockingly saluted Cane as he walked out the door. Lauren and Traci shared fond memories of Brad. Lauren apologized to Traci for seducing Brad when Traci and Brad were first married. Traci admitted that her life had improved after she left Brad and moved away. Traci added that she and Brad became better friends after they divorced, so everything had worked out for the best.
At the cemetery, Sharon stood over Brad's grave. Phyllis arrived. Sharon and Phyllis seemed stunned to see each other. Phyllis asked Sharon about Noah. Sharon said that Brad's death had shaken Noah, and that he blamed himself. Calmly, Phyllis told Sharon that Sharon and Nick had done a great job raising Noah. Sharon listened fixedly as Phyllis added that Sharon would guide Noah through the crisis because that was what families did. Sharon fought tears and said she would do anything to bring Brad back.
Phyllis caught Sharon's attention when she offered a sincere apology. Phyllis apologized for not having been more vigilant with Noah. Sharon seemed bewildered by Phyllis' apparent heartfelt confession. Phyllis continued, "I am sure we all wish we could undo that evening." After Sharon left, Phyllis knelt near Brad's grave and apologized to him. Phyllis admitted that many times in the past, she had wished Brad dead, especially on the day of her wedding when police placed her in handcuffs and escorted out of the church. Phyllis cried and said she didn't understand why the accident happened, and she was glad that Brad had saved Noah's life.
After Sharon returned from the cemetery, she ran into Nick on his way out of Brad's house. Sharon admitted that Phyllis had been civil when they encountered each other at the cemetery. Nick explained that Phyllis knew that he and Sharon had made love at the cabin. Sharon said that Phyllis had not mentioned the affair, and that Phyllis' behavior at the cemetery was unlike her. Nick agreed. Nick told Sharon that he had given Noah permission to visit briefly with Eden. Sharon seemed oblivious to Nick's statement. Sharon, lost in thought, explained that Phyllis had apologized to her even though Phyllis knew that Sharon and Nick had slept together.
Nick flipped open his phone just as Phyllis approached. Phyllis appeared to be eerily composed, and she asked, "Is it crowded in there?" Nick told Phyllis that he had stepped out of Brad's house in order to phone her. Sharon quickly excused herself and went inside. In an almost-disturbing monotone, Phyllis asked Nick why he had tried to call. Nick explained that after Jack mentioned that Sharon had gone to the cemetery, he worried that Phyllis and Sharon might run into each other. Phyllis explained that she had not said anything about Nick and Sharon sleeping together because the timing was wrong. Without showing emotion, Phyllis suggested that she and Nick step inside, extend their condolences, and return home to Summer.
Sharon walked into Brad's house unnoticed. Sharon picked up the tiny elephant figurine Victoria had earlier admired. Sharon glanced around quickly to ensure that guests didn't notice when she slipped the porcelain piece into her purse. Jack acknowledged Sharon's presence. Sharon approached Colleen and expressed her condolences. Sharon told Colleen that she was available if Colleen ever needed anything. After Sharon walked away, Phyllis and Nick offered comfort to Colleen. Phyllis told Colleen that her father was brave and courageous. After Phyllis and Nick left, Jack asked Sharon if she had seen Phyllis at the cemetery. Sharon lied that she and Phyllis had merely passed each other, as one was coming and the other going. Jack offered to drive Sharon home, but she declined Jack's offer and insisted he stay and comfort his niece. Jack seemed baffled by Sharon's uncharacteristic behavior.
Jack approached Billy and noted that he had seen his brother talking to Victor. Billy said, "You can't blame the guy for wanting some type of decent relationship with one of Ashley's brothers, can you?" Colleen overheard and said, "I am so glad that man is gone." Jack congratulated Colleen for standing up to Victor, whom Jack labeled a first-class bully. Colleen expressed regret that her outburst had upset Abby. Jack offered to take Colleen home to stay with him at the mansion, but Colleen said she preferred to stay at Brad's house. Lily and Traci volunteered to keep Colleen company. Jack told Colleen that Brad was smiling down on her when she gave "old money bags what he deserved." Colleen told Jack that she often wondered why he hated Victor, but she finally understood.
J.T. and Victoria stopped by Michael and Lauren's condo and told them that Brad had died saving Noah. Eden overheard and wanted to comfort Noah, but Victoria explained that Abby blamed Eden for Brad's death. Eden insisted that she visit Noah in person, but Michael nixed the idea of Eden showing up at Brad's house and confronting his bereaved family. Lauren recalled how Brad had been a rock for her during a difficult period in her life.
Michael stayed with Eden while Lauren went to Brad's house. Eden blamed herself for Brad's accident. Michael recalled the diverse circumstances that led to Brad's death and attempted to convince Eden that she was not to blame. Noah arrived. Eden told Noah that Brad was dead because of her. Noah explained that Brad's death was an accident. Noah's statement didn't console Eden, and she cried, "Abby told me that you almost died because of me." Eden added that perhaps she and Noah weren't good for each other. Eden pleaded with Noah to leave at once. Noah told Eden to call him if she needed him, and he left. Michael returned. Eden was upset and left to take a walk. After Lauren returned home, Michael told Lauren that Eden had gone out for a while. Lauren wasn't pleased that Michael had allowed Eden to go out by herself. At the cemetery, Noah knelt near Brad's grave and told Brad that he would never be able to thank him. Eden approached and said she also wanted to thank Brad and apologize. Noah wrapped his arms around Eden.
After Victor, Ashley, and Abby returned to the Newman ranch, Abby confronted Victor about his hatred for Brad. Abby claimed she was tired and went to her room. Ashley became concerned for Abby's well-being. Victor explained that Brad was a good father, but Brad was untrustworthy in his business dealings. Victor promised Ashley that he would mend his relationship with Abby. Victor's promise didn't appease Ashley.
After Nick and Phyllis returned to the tack house, Detective Wallace showed up to return items retrieved from the scene of Noah's accident. One item, a water bottle, contained whiskey. After the detective left, Nick, in angst, slammed the container of booze against a table.
A distraught Sharon sought solace at her mother's house. Sharon sobbed as she explained that she could have prevented Noah from going to the lake if she hadn't been at the cabin. Sharon added that Brad wouldn't have had to rescue Noah from the freezing water. Sharon cried and said that it was difficult to see Colleen and Abby so heartbroken over the loss of their father. Sharon said, "Oh, Mama, it's all my fault." Sharon buried her head into her mother's shoulder. Sharon's mother, Doris, gently shushed Sharon to calm her, and stroked her daughter's face.