At the Abbott cabin, Ashley arrived and was surprised to find Nick, Phyllis, and Summer already there. When Summer saw Ashley cradling baby Faith, the older child said, "Look at the baby." Phyllis apologized for showing up unannounced and said that Jack had told her where to find the key. Ashley explained that Jack hadn't known she'd planned to go there .
Summer, enchanted with the baby, asked to hold Faith. Nick volunteered to help Summer, and he took the baby from Ashley's arms. Nick, cradling Faith, sat on the sofa next to Summer. As Summer gently stroked the baby's arm, Nick introduced the infant as his sister and as Summer's aunt. Phyllis bit her lip in sorrow as she watched her grieving husband embrace the precious newborn.
While Faith napped in another room, Summer remained near the baby's crib. Ashley told Nick that she would have found it difficult to be around a baby had she been in Nick's position. Nick explained that Faith was his baby sister, so he had no reason not to joyously embrace her. While Ashley babysat Summer, Phyllis led Nick to a tree on the property, where she and Summer had earlier affixed a marker honoring the infant Nick and Sharon lost. Phyllis illuminated a plaque that stated, "Always with us." Phyllis comforted Nick as he sobbed.
After Nick and Phyllis returned to the cabin, Ashley graciously approved the placing of the plaque as a fitting memorial for the baby Nick and Sharon had lost. After Phyllis, Nick, and Summer left, Ashley tried to soothe her fussy baby. Ashley cooed, "You're my little gift I thought I'd never have." Ashley carried Faith, wrapped in a warm blanket, as she approached the tree bearing the memorial plaque. Ashley illuminated the engraved plate with a flashlight and read the inscription. Ashley noted that Faith C. Newman was born September 30, 2009. Ashley cried softly and realized that Nick and Sharon's baby bore the same name and had the same birthday as her baby. Ashley kissed Faith, who remained fussy, and said, "Maybe her spirit will always live on in you, honey."
Back at the tack house, Nick thanked Phyllis for allowing him to grieve for his and Sharon's baby, Faith. Phyllis encouraged Nick not to stifle his grief because the baby was his and Sharon's. Nick claimed that seeing the plaque honoring Faith Cassidy had helped him grieve his loss, so he hoped that the worst might be behind him. Phyllis kissed Nick and assured him that the worst was behind him.
After Nick went upstairs to read a bedtime story to Summer, Jack stopped by and asked to speak to Nick. After Phyllis learned that Jack had news about Sharon and Adam, she refused to summon Nick. Phyllis explained that Nick was grieving and needed time to heal. Jack was standing in the doorway when Nick returned downstairs. Jack reluctantly agreed to speak to Nick another time. Phyllis seemed relieved.
Jack arrived on Sharon's doorstep with a Thanksgiving meal. Jack was stunned when he saw Adam and Sharon kissing just inside the doorway. Jack yelled, "Hey, what the hell are you doing?" Surprised, Sharon told Jack that her life was none of his business. Jack insisted that Adam's actions were always advantageous efforts that ended up damaging others. Adam accused Jack of being jealous. Jack reminded Sharon that she once considered Adam to be a sociopath.
Sharon seemed upset when Jack demanded to know what had happened to change her mind. Jack recalled that Adam had framed his own father for murder in order get Victor out of his way. Jack pleaded with Sharon not to trust Adam. Sharon fumed but didn't respond. Adam called Jack a liar and added that Jack's lies had ended his marriage to Sharon. Sharon averted Jack's gaze and stared at the floor. Jack asked, "What in God's name did you tell him?" Sharon admitted that she and Adam had no secrets between them, and she added that Adam had paid for his past mistakes.
Sharon's budding alliance with Adam stunned Jack, and he told her that she sounded as if she'd been brainwashed. Adam yelled that Sharon was free to make her own decisions. Sharon demanded that Jack leave. Before Jack left, he warned Adam not to hurt Sharon. Jack threatened physical harm and maintained that whatever hell Adam had suffered under Victor would feel like heaven in comparison.
After Jack left, Adam apologized to Sharon for the grief she'd endured for being with him. Adam told Sharon that he had hoped they could have enjoyed a real relationship, and he turned to leave. Sharon stopped Adam and explained that only she knew how she truly felt. Sharon insisted that she and Adam had a real relationship, and she took Adam's hand and led him upstairs to her bedroom. Sharon and Adam made love, but Sharon seemed taken aback when Adam said, "I love you."
At Michael and Lauren's condo, Ryder approached Daisy privately and asked why she was certain that authorities would be unable to identify her as the passenger in Ryder's car when it was photographed running a red light at a Chicago intersection. In hushed conversation, Daisy assured Ryder that her image in the photo was blurred. Daisy sternly warned Ryder that it couldn't happen again because he could have messed up everything. Ryder asked Daisy to phone him later to discuss the matter further, but Daisy warned him to keep his distance. Ryder was anxiously aware that Daniel was watching him closely.
On the other side of the Baldwins' living room, Michael consulted with Daniel about the subpoena commanding him to appear before a grand jury. Michael explained that Daniel would have to testify because the state was still investigating Ray Elkins' murder. Daniel worried that he'd be indicted because Ryder was off the hook. Kevin and Lauren advised Daniel to give the district attorney as little information as possible.
Daniel approached Ryder and asked him why he had confessed to Elkins' murder in the first place, knowing that he had an alibi. Ryder reminded Daniel that Deacon had promised him money from the sale of the Terroni painting in exchange for his confession. Lauren and Amber asked Ryder why he'd need money if he knew he'd be jailed for life on a murder charge. The constant grilling visibly perturbed Ryder, but Jana wondered aloud what the painting had to do with Ryder's murder confession. Obstinate, Kevin berated his family and friends for ganging up on Ryder.
Ryder became hostile and yelled, "I just want to put this all behind me." Daniel explained that he was in the hot seat, and he demanded to know who the third guy in the alley was. Ryder insisted that he didn't know, but, he added, perhaps Deacon might. Daniel explained that Ryder had too conveniently managed to be photographed, with a time and date stamp, in Chicago at the time of the murder. Daniel demanded to know the name of the girl, partially obscured from view, who was photographed in the car with Ryder when he ran the red light. Ryder screamed, "I know none of you trust me, but I am tired of being interrogated." Lauren responded calmly, "But you keep evading our questions."
Daniel's ire matched Ryder's, as Daniel again demanded to know the name of the girl in the photo. Daisy turned her head away and discreetly retreated to a darkened corner of the room. Amber and Daniel approached Ryder and demanded that he respond to their queries. Ryder said, "The judge released me; I am not guilty." Daniel and Amber began aggressively shoving Ryder, and Kevin intervened on Ryder's behalf. Michael separated the warring factions, and Lauren berated Kevin for not having his priorities in order.
While Lauren and Kevin argued, Daisy stood nearby, nervously fiddling with a lock of her hair. Kevin maintained that he shouldn't have to abandon his brother, Ryder, because the rest of the family distrusted him. Lauren explained that they didn't truly know Ryder because he continually refused to answer their questions. Lauren added that, conversely, Daniel's life was an open book. Jana challenged Kevin to compel Ryder to divulge key information that would clear Daniel. Amber and Daniel, however, demanded five minutes alone with Ryder, so they could beat the information out of him. Michael dissuaded Daniel and Amber from carrying out their brutal tactics, and Michael assured the couple that he would question Ryder on the stand at the grand jury and force him to respond.
Michael escorted Daniel and Amber into his home office and demanded that they behave and allow him to do his job. Daniel asked what his chances were if he and Amber stopped pressuring Ryder and Deacon. Michael responded succinctly, "Not good." Lauren and Daisy joined in and listened as Michael warned Amber and Daniel to proceed cautiously with Ryder and Deacon without inflicting more damage. Daniel worried about the evidence the district attorney's office had against him. Daisy eavesdropped intently as Daniel and Amber discussed the details of Daniel's legal entanglement. Michael ordered his clients to hush because he didn't want them to discuss personal matters before an audience.
Boldly, Michael assured Daniel that he'd be prepared to handle the grand jury's questions. Daisy asked Michael how he would know what questions the grand jury might ask. Michael responded that one had to learn to think like his opponent. Jana excitedly summoned Amber and Daniel to join Kevin, who was questioning Ryder in the living room. Kevin assured Ryder that he could lean on him, and he convinced Ryder to let his guard down. Kevin added that Daniel was his best friend, and he didn't want to see his friend hurt.
Michael pleaded with Ryder to trust them, so they could trust Ryder. Jana begged Ryder to divulge the name of the person who was with him in the car. Ryder seemed ready to respond just as Daisy screamed out in pain. Daisy interrupted Ryder when she burned her arm on the flame underneath a chafing dish. Everyone scrambled to help Daisy. Ryder remained seated and looked as if he'd been granted a temporary reprieve.
After Jana, Lauren, and Amber accompanied Daisy to the bathroom to rinse her wound in cool water, Daniel thanked Kevin for his bold attempt to coax Ryder to divulge information. When Michael turned to address Ryder, the chair Ryder had been sitting in was empty. Kevin seemed deflated to discover that his brother had vanished without a word. After Jana took Daisy to an urgent-care clinic, they stopped at Crimson Lights. Daisy sat at the counter and rebuked herself for being a klutz. Jana and Kevin insisted that it was just an accident.
Kevin spotted Ryder sulking at a nearby table. Kevin approached Ryder and insisted that Ryder was putting him in a difficult position with his family by not opening up. A man emerged from the patio and asked Ryder if he was Ryder Callahan. When Ryder responded affirmatively, the man handed him a summons and announced, "You've been served."
Daisy, looking like she was about to cry, positioned herself near the patio entrance, so she could hear Ryder's conversation with Jana and Kevin. Ryder insisted that he wasn't ready to bare his soul to Kevin's family. Daisy interjected, "It takes time, especially with people you hardly know." Ryder promised to help Daniel as much as he could during his testimony before the grand jury.
Daniel pulled on his coat and prepared to leave Michael and Lauren's condo. Daniel recalled an argument he and Amber had before Ryder's confession, later recanted, had cleared Daniel of Elkins' murder. Engaged at the time, Daniel had insisted he wouldn't wed Amber only to abandon her when he faced the possibility of spending his life in prison. Daniel realized the gravity of his situation when Amber approached and asked him to join her in thanking Lauren and Michael for making them feel like a part of their family. After Michael and Lauren's guests departed, Michael admitted that he was quite concerned about Daniel's case. In the hallway, Amber attempted to lighten Daniel's mood and insisted that she had vowed to stay with him through better or worse.