At the Chancellor mansion, Chloe was devastated after Chance admitted that he'd made love to Heather. Chance apologized for hurting Chloe and for rejecting her advances immediately following his affair. Chance explained that he wanted to be honest and deal openly with the problem. Through tears, Chloe cried, "I finally let myself be happy, and I get my heart ripped out of my chest." Chloe sobbed softly as Chance promised never to cheat on her again.
Chloe said she knew Heather was chasing Chance, but she never thought he'd cheat because she trusted him. Chance begged Chloe to restart their relationship because he really wanted her in his life. Chloe turned her back on Chance and told him she didn't want to look at him. After Chloe left, Nina arrived with a carryout meal and instructed Chance to summon Chloe. Chance told his mother that Chloe wasn't there. Nina was livid and assumed Chloe had abandoned him in his time of need to go shopping.
Chance ended Nina's negative barrage against Chloe after he explained that he was the one who'd screwed up. Nina was surprised to learn that Chance had cheated on Chloe. Chance ordered his mother not to hurl rude comments at Chloe after she returned. Nina asked Chance to consider thoughtfully why he did what he'd done. Chance balked and insisted he wanted Chloe back. Chance claimed he'd lost focus of what was important, but he vowed to do whatever it took to get Chloe to trust him again. Chance also pledged to get his badge back, find every dirty cop on the force, and nail each one to the wall.
At the safe house apartment, Heather was surprised to learn from Christine and Ronan that both had planted the drugs found in Chance's car in order to protect him and prevent him from jeopardizing their federal case. Paul was dumbfounded and said he thought that Christine had merely returned for an overdue visit. Christine admitted that she was back in Genoa City to protect Heather. Paul asked for more details, but Ronan firmly maintained that Paul and Heather already knew more than they should. Christine and Ronan cautioned Paul and Heather not to reveal the truth to Chance or Nina. Paul affirmed that Nina would never let the matter rest.
Heather suggested telling Chance the truth, but Ronan was adamant that doing so was not an option. Paul agreed to convince Chance to back off. Ronan encouraged Paul to do it quickly for the sake of the investigation and for Chance's safety. Ronan warned that if the suspects knew that Heather had been apprised of the covert investigation, she would be killed. If Chance or Nina were told, they'd become the next targets. Heather promised not to tell Chance.
Later, Ronan and Heather dined on takeout Chinese food. Ronan promised that Chance would be cleared of drug charges after he and Christine closed their case. Heather was still miffed that Ronan told her boss that she and Chance had made love. Ronan apologized. Heather praised Ronan for his perfect portrayal of a "cocky son-of-a-bitch," who was only out for himself. Ronan declared that he was a professional. Heather quipped that she was glad to have him on her side. Ronan implored Heather to do as he said, so she wouldn't be killed.
After Ronan and Heather finished eating, he said he wanted to shower and turn in early. Heather cleaned up after Ronan stepped into the bathroom. Chloe showed up and blasted Heather. Heather sincerely apologized. Chloe became enraged and accused Heather of planning her seduction after buying a sexy thong and push-up bra. Heather maintained that the lines between work and friendship became blurred, and she'd made a mistake. Chloe reminded Heather that she also made mistakes with Chance; Billy, the town slut; and Adam, the sociopath; therefore, she had nothing appealing to offer.
Heather told Chloe that they both knew what sex meant to Chance, and she asked Chloe why Chance would risk everything to sleep with her. Chloe slapped Heather just as Ronan emerged from the bathroom. A light physical and raucous verbal argument ensued, and Ronan stepped in to separate Chloe and Heather. Chloe vowed to "kick [Heather's] ass," so Ronan picked her up and carried her into the hallway. Ronan set Chloe down and said, "I know what you're going through, and I am sorry." Chloe stood fuming in the hallway after Ronan returned to the apartment and closed the door.
At Joe's Bar, Paul and Christine drank mugs of beer. Christine sighed and said it was much easier to do her job when strangers were involved. Paul phoned Chance and told him that the situation wasn't as bad as it looked. Paul assured Chance that they'd deal with the predicament caused by the planted drugs. Christine seemed uneasy as Paul promised Chance that, along with backup, he'd protect Heather from Ronan. Chance reluctantly agreed when Paul asked him as a favor not to say anything to Heather.
After the call ended, Paul admitted to Christine that it wasn't easy to lie to Chance. Christine seemed concerned as Paul almost tearfully explained that it would be even more difficult to lie to Nina. Christine reminded Paul that he was protecting Nina. Christine praised Paul for his ability to endure the stress of his family's challenging situations. Paul praised Christine for stepping up to protect Heather.
At the Abbott mansion, Jack heatedly berated Emily for not breaking ties with Patty. Emily explained that she wasn't choosing Patty over him. Jack gave Emily an ultimatum. Emily explained that Patty had turned a corner after Emily talked her out of harming herself. Jack reminded Emily that Patty could snap at any time and was the same woman who had kidnapped his niece and taken over Emily's life. Jack warned that Patty would never recover from her obsession with them.
Jack asked Emily if she could walk away from Patty. Emily, sobbing, asked Jack if he'd walk away from a job if she asked him to do so. Jack softened his tone and told Emily that he was there for her always. Emily placed her hand on Jack's cheek and said she didn't want to put him through more pain.
Jack pleaded with Emily to walk away from Patty. Emily insisted that her relationship with Jack mattered, and she wouldn't sacrifice it for anyone. Emily agreed to drop Patty as a patient. Emily told Jack she loved him, and they kissed. Jack proclaimed himself and Emily winners over their first battle and promised that their next fight would be over something benign like what to watch on television. The couple kissed as they celebrated a new beginning.
At the psychiatric facility, Patty held a small notebook in her lap in which she'd repeatedly scribbled, "I didn't kill anybody," in various colors of crayon. Patty read her words aloud before closing the notebook and climbing into bed. Before Patty fell asleep, she said, "I wonder why the devil made me say it?" Outside the facility, Adam, dressed in black from head to toe, studied schematics of the ventilation system he'd downloaded onto his phone. After Adam removed the bolts from an exhaust fan from an outside wall, he crawled into the duct and said, "Well, Patty, I can't wait to see you again."
In her room, Patty tossed and turned fitfully and dreamed that she fell through a rabbit hole into the basement at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Patty moaned in her sleep and said aloud, "I didn't do it." Adam removed the screws from the vent cover in Patty's room. Once inside, Adam flipped through Patty's notebook and read the messages stating the she didn't kill anyone. Adam ripped those pages out and wrote a note. Patty awoke and thought she was dreaming. Adam told Patty that he was Richard Hightower, and that he couldn't pass over to the other side.
Adam, speaking as Hightower, said that Patty had mistakenly believed he was Adam and stabbed him with a pen. Patty insisted that she didn't kill anyone. Patty agreed that she wanted Adam gone because he was mean, but she insisted she didn't intend to hurt Mr. Hightower. Adam warned Patty that she would die for her sins unless she followed his instructions precisely. Adam told Patty that he wanted penance. Patty cried fearfully that she didn't want to die. Adam said, "You don't have to. You can go far, far away with me." Patty responded, "I don't trust you."
Adam promised to take Patty down the rabbit hole to find the answers. Patty's fear melted away, and before she left, she used a pink crayon to scribble a note, which told Paul that she had run away. Adam illuminated the opened ventilation duct with his flashlight and told Patty that it was the beginning of the rabbit hole. Patty was awed and said, "You made my dream come true!" Adam instructed Patty to trust him with her soul, so he could save her. He offered Patty his hand and she took it.
Patty crawled out into the open air outside and stared at the stars in the night sky. Before Adam replaced the exhaust fan, he tossed a duffel bag to Patty and told her it contained equipment for her redemption, which was new identification, clothing, and more cash than she'd ever before seen.
Patty found a nun's habit and remarked that her brother was a priest, but she wasn't a nun. Adam explained that Patty would take a bus to Canada, where she'd do the work of the Lord. Adam explained that Patty had taken a life, which required a long road to forgiveness and redemption. As Patty donned the habit, she promised never to return to Genoa City as Adam instructed. Patty asked Adam to tell Jack that she would never forget him.