At a bookstore, Cane asked Lily to marry him. Stunned, Lily stammered before she exuberantly accepted. Bookstore customers gawked as Cane lifted Lily off the ground and swung her around in circles. Lily kissed Cane and ardently professed her love to him. Cane said he didn't care if they were causing a scene.
Cane carried Lily out of the store as surprised customers watched in awe. Cane whisked Lily to his house and plopped her onto his bed. Lily stretched out and said, "Oh, I have missed this bed!" Cane added that he had missed Lily in his bed. Cane and Lily stripped off each other's clothes and made love. Afterward, Cane told Lily that Chloe had never been in his bed. Lily stroked Cane's chest above his heart and added, "And she was never in here."
At Crimson Lights, Amber, Jana, and Kevin displayed black-and-white T-shirts, emblazoned with Katherine's likeness, that entreated observers' help to find Katherine. Amber, Jana, and Kevin admired Daniel's three-dimensional mock-up of his upcoming art show displayed on his laptop computer. Murphy arrived and told Amber, Jana, Kevin, and Daniel that he hadn't heard from Katherine. Murphy added that the longer Katherine was missing, the more he was inclined to believe that Katherine "was in big trouble."
After Amber returned from her visit with Chloe and Delia, she told Kevin, Jana, and Daniel that Billy was the baby's father. Amber gushed that Chloe had mentioned that Amber looked great holding the baby, but Daniel quickly insisted that he and Amber were not ready to become parents. Jill noticed the T-shirts and insisted that Amber "stop the insanity." Jill bought a pile of shirts and threatened to throw them into the dumpster where they belonged. After Jill walked away, Kevin counted the money Jill handed him and noted that he could have many more shirts made.
Murphy pulled one of the "Find Katherine" shirts on over his clothes. Murphy mentioned the strange note Katherine had left behind. Kevin asked to see the note. After Murphy returned with Katherine's note, Kevin attempted to decode the message for hidden meanings. Amber noticed that the first letter of every sentence spelled out the name Clint, but the name didn't ring a bell to any of them. Daniel, sitting at a nearby table with his computer, overheard the conversation. Jana's interest was piqued, as well.
At the motel room, Roger and Clint bound Katherine's, Esther's, and Annie's feet and hands to chairs. Clint berated Roger for allowing Esther to follow him to the motel. Clint threatened Annie with his gun, but she swore that she hadn't tried to help Katherine escape. Esther screamed when Clint carried her in her chair to a desk. Clint ordered Esther to write Chloe a note describing how much Esther was enjoying her honeymoon. Esther shrieked when Clint added that the letter might also become her suicide note. Katherine calmly urged Esther to comply.
Clint read Esther's completed letter and told Esther that her effort might have saved her life. Esther sobbed. Roger, displaying a huge knife, pretended to comfort Esther and told her sarcastically that at least Chloe wouldn't worry. Esther told Katherine that she had a new great-grandchild. Katherine asked about Jill. Esther told Katherine that Jill and everyone else had truly missed her.
Roger occupied his time by peeling an apple with his machete-like knife. Katherine tugged at the rope that tied her hands behind her. Katherine goaded Roger and claimed that Esther was a champion apple peeler. Roger nixed Katherine's subtle suggestion for an apple-peeling competition with Esther. After Katherine pleaded with Roger to loosen the ropes around her wrists, Roger threatened Katherine and barked, "You thought you had me fooled, didn't you?"
As Roger peeled another apple, Katherine freed herself, snuck up behind Roger and whacked him over the head with a bulky copy of her memoirs. Roger fell to the floor. Katherine freed Esther, and Annie slipped out of her ropes. Annie grabbed the knife. Roger stood against a wall on the opposite side of the room. Roger ordered Annie to give him the knife, so Anne hurled the knife across the room. The knife grazed Roger's upper arm and stuck into the wall. Roger recovered the knife and threatened the women, who cowered together on the opposite side of the room.
At Colleen's house, which had been Brad's, Colleen gave Ashley a collection of Abby's childhood belongings. Colleen apologized to Ashley. Colleen added that her angry outburst stemmed from Ashley's insistence that Colleen was getting in over her head by taking over Brad's seat on Newman's Board of Directors. Victor arrived. Colleen told Victor that she regretted not moving home sooner. Victor assured Colleen that her father would have understood, because Brad had wanted his young daughter to be free to "grab whatever life had to offer." Colleen quipped, "And if I had to give up my seat on the board to make that happen?" Victor quickly responded, "Then he wouldn't blame you." Jack suddenly emerged and chimed in, "Well, you can give up on that pipedream right now."
Jack and Victor engaged in a war of words. Victor berated Jack for pushing Colleen to take Brad's vacant seat, which, Victor added, also hurt Ashley since Victor had tapped Ashley for the vacancy. Ashley became enraged. Ashley told Jack and Victor that their only concern was their feud. Ashley warned Jack and Victor that if they continued fighting, she would take Abby and leave.
Victor apologized. Jack looked stunned. After Ashley calmed down, she acknowledged that Jack and Victor would never end their war, but she insisted that they stop "sniping" at each other. Jack and Victor agreed to Ashley's "reasonable request." Colleen returned and announced that Billy was on his way. After Jack and Colleen left, Victor again apologized to Ashley for allowing Jack to "goad him into another argument."
Jack and Colleen sipped coffee at Crimson Lights. Jack crooned, "You let me worry about Victor." A worried Colleen explained that she had to confront Victor at board meetings. Jack claimed that he had already stopped Victor in his plan to divide and conquer, and he warned Colleen to be wary of Victor. Colleen stepped away to visit a friend. Jill breezed in, and Jack congratulated her on the new Abbott in her family. Jack boasted that Billy would soon marry Chloe. Jill rained on Jack's parade when she announced that Chloe had turned down Billy's proposal.
After Billy arrived at Colleen's house, Ashley asked Billy why Cane insisted on claiming the baby as his. Billy theorized that Cane was just a "Dudley Do-Right." Billy made an exaggerated motion with his hands as he described that he felt like pulling Cane's teeth out with pliers whenever Billy saw Cane holding Delia. Victor acknowledged that Billy's strong feelings for his child were primal.
Billy worried because Cane had signed the baby's birth certificate. Billy acknowledged that Chloe had turned down his less-than-romantic marriage proposal. Ashley advised Billy to listen to his heart. Billy said he worried that he might fail as a father and cause Delia to hate him. On the other hand, Billy noted, if Cane raised the baby, Cane would likely ensure that Delia grew to dislike Billy, anyway. Billy choked back tears and admitted that he didn't know what he should do.
Billy praised Ashley for doing a great job with Abby. Victor acknowledged that although Abby had two fathers, he and Brad had never fought in front of Abby. After Ashley stepped away to take a phone call, Victor told Billy that John would have been proud of Billy because Billy had owned up to his mistake and done the right thing. Victor seemed saddened when he mentioned that another man had raised his son, Adam. Victor noted that Adam was in prison. Victor warned Billy not to make a rash decision.
At the Chancellor estate, Billy unexpectedly asked Chloe to marry him. Chloe, cradling baby Delia, sobbed with joy, kissed Billy, and said, "We're going to be so happy." Chloe's mind was reeling after she realized that she seemed to have everything she had wanted too easily. Billy confessed that he wasn't like Cane, and that while he intended to become a doting father, he wasn't sure he could be fully committed in a marriage. Chloe asked Billy sarcastically if he intended to bring his bimbos home for group sleepovers. Chloe kicked Billy out, but before Billy left, he said that he would be part of Delia's life, even if he had to fight for it. Before Chloe slammed the front door, she said, "Well that fight just became a hell of a lot harder!"
After Jill returned, Chloe told her that Billy had proposed. Chloe added that she turned Billy down because he only wanted the baby. Jill reminded Chloe that the same arrangement had been fine with Chloe when she married Cane. Jill realized that Chloe was in love with Billy, but Jill admitted that Billy wasn't as reliable as Cane. Jill seemed aggravated when Chloe mentioned that Esther had left with Roger. Chloe cried that her mother had never been supportive.
Amber stopped by the Chancellor estate with a gift-wrapped "Find Katherine" shirt. Chloe told Amber that Billy was Delia's father. Amber said she understood why Chloe had latched onto Cane. Chloe sobbed and explained that she had tried to make the right decision for her baby. Amber hugged Chloe and comforted her. Amber surmised that Chloe loved Billy. Chloe admitted that she did, but fretted that Billy didn't seem to reciprocate the feeling. Amber suggested that Billy might be in love, but hesitant to express his intense feelings. Delia fussed, so Amber held the baby. Amber sadly recalled that she had been pregnant, but her baby died. Amber seemed uncertain when Chloe suggested that Amber and Daniel might have a baby.
Jack stopped by to see baby Delia. Jack claimed the baby's chin looked like John's chin. Jack cooed to the baby that her grandfather would have fussed over Delia because family meant everything to him. Jack welcomed Chloe into the Abbott family. Jack assured Chloe that Billy would do the right thing in the end. Chloe explained that Billy didn't have feelings for her. Jack suggested that she, Billy, and Delia move into the pool house on the Abbott estate. Jack noted that Billy trusted him, and Jack offered to keep Billy in line. Jack added that Chloe should at least try to give Delia the opportunity to grow up with her mother and father.
When Billy returned to the Abbott mansion, Jack explained that he had visited with Chloe and might have convinced her to reconsider Billy's proposal. Billy doubted that Chloe would change her mind, but Chloe phoned Billy and asked him to "restart" his proposal. Chloe advised Billy not to make an ass out of himself again. After Billy hung up, Jack smiled and said, "I told you I was good."
In a paneled room, Victor seemed a bit taken aback by the appearance of a woman swathed in white bandages from the top of her head to her neck. The mystery woman's brown mane, swept up in a ponytail, escaped from a narrow gap in her coiled dressings. Victor said, "My goodness. You know, there's no reason to worry. The bandages will come off soon, and then you'll be ready. I'll take care of everything."