Outside Jimmy's Bar, Ryder watched a group of young trick-or-treaters parade down the street. Ryder paused under a tree and gazed at a ripped photo of himself as a young boy. Ryder recalled a memory about arguing with another young boy about costumes. As Ryder remembered the other boy taunting him and calling him a "chicken boy," he became distressed and wiped a tear from his eye. Ryder said remorsefully, "I didn't mean for it to happen."
Just as Kevin greeted Ryder, he quickly regained his composure. Kevin invited Ryder to the party, but Ryder first refused and said that Halloween wasn't his thing. Kevin promised they wouldn't stay long, and he encouraged Ryder to join him for a quick drink. Ryder relented.
At Crimson Lights, Ashley asked Jana if she'd seen Abby. Jana said she hadn't. Noah and Eden arrived and told Ashley that they hadn't heard from Abby all night. Ashley listed Abby's favorite places and said that she'd checked each one without locating Abby. Eden mentioned Jimmy's Bar and said that she and some friends had tried unsuccessfully to crash a Halloween party there the year before. Ashley realized it was Billy's party and headed to Jimmy's in search of Abby.
In a corner of Jimmy's Bar, Abby, dressed as Amy Winehouse, and Abby's friend, Daisy, dressed as Gwen Stefani, contemplated using their fake ID cards to purchase drinks. Abby seemed nervous, but Daisy advised Abby to act as if she owned the place. Amber and Chloe recognized Abby. As Amber and Chloe approached Abby and Daisy, they played along and jokingly requested autographs. Daisy brazenly asked for drinks, and Amber and Chloe agreed. Abby and Daisy downed one drink each and giggled when they began sipping the second. Abby introduced Daisy as a new senior student at Walnut Grove. Abby was excited to see Ryder, but Ryder was eager to meet Chloe.
As Daniel observed the teens at the party, he secretly questioned Amber about the drinks Abby and Daisy imbibed. Amber quipped, "It's all good. Don't worry." Just as the costumed revelers lifted their glasses and cheered jubilantly, Chance arrived and checked Abby and Daisy's IDs. Both teens insisted they had found the fake IDs. Chloe and Amber explained that the teens were served only virgin drinks. Chance warned Abby and Daisy not to enter another bar until each turned 21, and he insisted they head straight home. Later, Ashley walked in searching for Abby. Chance explained that he'd kicked a couple of teenagers out of the bar earlier, and he added that both girls should be home.
Back at Crimson Lights, Daisy flirted with Noah. Eden jokingly asked Daisy if she planned to teach barhopping at Walnut Grove. Ashley arrived and thanked Jana for letting her know that Abby had shown up. Abby was surprised to see her irate mom, who insisted that Abby avoid a scene in front of her friends and accompany her mother home. Abby meekly complied.
As Billy danced with Mac at the Halloween party at Jimmy's, Victoria walked in and punched Billy in the side of his face. Victoria exclaimed, "It's my way of saying, 'Thanks,' jerk." Kevin, Chloe, and Mac were flabbergasted. Amber and Daniel walked in just as Victoria stormed out. Kevin described what had just transpired.
After Amber and Daniel joined the others at the bar for a drink, Billy confessed to Mac that he had published an article about Victoria on Restless Style's Web site. Mac winced as Billy talked about how J.T. had punched Deacon Sharpe after a Newman shareholders' meeting. Billy explained that he also had photos of the melee and had quoted J.T. warning Deacon to stay away from his wife. Mac couldn't believe that Billy had accused Victoria of having an affair with Deacon. Mac was clearly miffed about Billy's sensational scoop.
Daniel, Amber, and Kevin defended Victoria and asked Billy if he had actually interviewed the parties involved. Kevin observed, "I don't think Willy would know a fact even if it bit him in the ass." Chloe defended Billy and asked Daniel if he had been in the hotel room with Deacon and Victoria. Daniel replied, "I know that Deacon is a piece of trash, and that Victoria wouldn't go anywhere near him."
Billy asked Mac to back him up, but Mac refused and said, "You're on your own." Later, Billy told Mac that he shouldn't have to seek her approval about every matter. Mac said that she must have been mistaken about their plan to build a life together. Mac expressed her disappointment and rebuffed Billy, so he left the bar alone.
Daniel and Amber retreated to the storeroom to make love, Chloe came on to Chance. Chance insisted that he would not share Chloe. Chloe, frustrated, walked away. As Mac ended the party, Chloe sadly noted that they both would go home alone. Mac turned off the lights and locked the door, while Amber and Daniel continued cavorting in the storeroom.
When Amber and Daniel returned to the bar, they found it deserted and dark. Daniel selected ballroom-dance music on the jukebox and took Amber into his arms. As they gracefully waltzed, Amber asked Daniel how they could get out without setting off the alarm. Daniel asked if Amber was in a hurry to leave. Amber rested her head on Daniel's shoulder and responded, "Not at all."
Billy visited Colleen's gravesite. As Billy swigged beer, he poured out his heart to his deceased niece. Billy cried that Daniel and his friends hated him, and that Mac had walked out on him. Billy said that the only bright spot in his life was Delia. Billy even admitted that he could at least count on Chloe. Billy begged Colleen to talk to him, and he sobbed when he told Colleen that he missed her.
Later, Billy showed up at the Chancellor estate. Chloe answered the door. Billy walked in, took Chloe in his arms, and kissed her. Chance stood in the entry hall and watched for a moment before disappearing up the stairs. After Chance left, Chloe put the breaks on Billy's amorous advances. Chloe said, "I can't be your consolation prize." Chloe turned a dejected Billy away.
At Sharon's house, Phyllis and Nick stood on the doorstep with Summer, who was dressed as a princess for trick-or-treating. Nick was shocked when Adam answered the doorbell. After Sharon gave Summer a piece of chocolate, the youngster was eager to visit the next house. Phyllis followed Summer before pausing to ask Nick, who stood frozen in place, if he was going with them. Nick seemed uneasy about leaving Sharon alone with Adam.
Later, at the tack house, Phyllis sensed that Adam's presence at Sharon's terribly distressed Nick. Nick admitted that he was concerned, especially because Noah lived there. Phyllis encouraged Nick to visit Sharon and let her know how he felt about Adam.
Adam showed up on Phyllis' doorstep after Nick left. Adam told Phyllis that it would be in her best interest to keep Nick calm about Adam's friendship with Sharon. Phyllis refused to play Adam's game and told him that his suggestion that she convince Nick that Adam was harmless was a "stinky fish." Phyllis leaned into Adam's face and warned, "If you want to convince Nick of that, do it yourself." Before Phyllis slammed the door in Adam's face, she scolded him and said that his motives were transparent.
Back at Sharon's house, Nick asked Sharon why she'd want to hang out with Adam. Sharon begged Nick to give Adam a break. Sharon added that Adam was funny, surprisingly sweet, and very understanding. Nick, stunned, exclaimed, "You have a thing for this guy." Sharon denied Nick's claim.
Nick announced that Adam was gay, but Sharon explained that Adam had already told her about his complicated relationship with his lawyer. Nick warned Sharon that Adam would likely hurt her. Nick added that he'd been there for Sharon when she needed him. After Nick left, Sharon seemed bewildered.
At Victor's suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nikki set rules for Victor to follow at the transplant-rehabilitation clinic in Belgium. Nikki insisted that Victor avoid discussing Jack and anything related to business. Nikki assured Victor that Nick and Victoria would handle the family business. Victor agreed that he'd return well and strong, but he warned that Jack Abbott had better watch his step. Nikki shook her head in frustration.
Victoria stopped by to visit her parents and discussed resigning from Newman Enterprises in light of Billy's article. Victor insisted that Victoria and Nick were capable of running the business, but Nikki observed that Victoria's marriage and family needed full attention. Victor hugged his daughter and told her that family was the most important thing. Later, Adam and Nick met with Victor. Adam learned that Victoria was taking a leave of absence. Victor left Nick in charge of the company, and he advised Nick to give Adam more responsibilities. Victor admonished Adam not to disappoint him.
On the ranch grounds, Victor and Nikki strolled through the stable and took stock of their horses. Nikki promised Victor that they'd go riding again after they returned from Europe. Victor recalled that he'd missed many things. Victor lovingly embraced and kissed Nikki. Victor admitted that he and Nikki couldn't live without each other. Nikki added, "Isn't it lucky that we don't want to?"
Nikki reached into a basket and produced a gift for Victor. Victor was overwhelmed with joy to see a white Labrador puppy. Nikki explained that the dog had been rescued from a puppy mill, and that she had arranged for the dog for travel with them to Belgium. Victor considered a couple of names for the puppy, as he and Nikki nuzzled and cuddled their lovable pet. Nikki professed her love to Victor. Victor kissed Nikki and told her that he loved her with all his heart.
At Newman Enterprises, Victoria's assistant gave her a letter from J.T. Victoria learned that J.T. was at the airport waiting for his flight to New York, where he intended to accept a new job. J.T. wrote that he'd hoped they could work out their problems. Having Victor's blessing to take a leave of absence, Victoria rushed, with baby Reed in tow, to the airport. J.T. was relieved to see his wife and child. Victoria apologized, and J.T. kissed her. J.T. cradled Reed in one arm and Victoria in the other, and said ecstatically, "We'll all be together in New York."