In a secluded, wooded area, Nina, still in shock to discover that Chance was alive, was devastated when she learned that he would enter into a Witness Protection program. Ronan added that Chance wouldn't be able to communicate with anyone until after the corruption trial. Christine explained that a string of convictions tied to organized crime rested on Chance's testimony. Nina, frustrated, held her forehead in her hands when she learned that the continued investigation might take years. Nina sobbed and begged Chance not to leave his family and friends, who were all devastated to believe he was dead. Phillip suggested that other options be considered, but Christine explained that Chance's life would be in danger unless he cut all ties and lived under an assumed name in an undisclosed location.
Puzzled by the unlikely turn of events, Phillip addressed his son and asked, "When did you know that Ronan was FBI?" Chance explained that after his fistfight with Ronan, Chloe had admitted that Ronan was his brother, so Chance had confronted him. Chance said that Ronan had admitted the truth and told him about the undercover investigation. Chance explained that his death had been faked.
Nina cried as she recalled the horror of the shooting. Chance described the special effects that had made the death scene seem realistic. Chance admitted that he'd heard his mother scream and wanted to get up and comfort her. Nina complained that both Phillip and Chance had lied to her and faked their deaths without considering how she felt. Nina suggested that Katherine could have arranged for Chance to have a new identity and a safe hiding place. Chance explained that he could never run and wanted to see the case through to the end.
Ronan recalled that he and Christine had done everything they could to convince Chance to back off the case. Christine's eyes welled with tears when Nina cried that she couldn't tell Chance goodbye twice in one day. Chance reminded his mom how she used to tell him to look at the moon whenever she was away. Chance smiled when he recalled how his mother had promised to gaze up at the moon, too, so they would both know that each was thinking of the other. Chance asked his mom to help his friends and family work through their grief by making them believe that she was coping with his death. Sobbing, Nina promised that she would try. Chance tenderly kissed his mother. Phillip said that he was very proud of his son.
Nina approached Ronan and told him she hoped she wouldn't lose him, too. Ronan explained that he was leaving town with Chance because his assignment was over and his undercover work precluded him from divulging his whereabouts. Crying, Nina said she'd tried to picture what it would be like to meet her son, and she apologized for the way she had treated him. Ronan explained that he admired Nina for standing up for Chance. Ronan seemed moved when Nina insisted that she would have done the same for him had she known who he was. Ronan told Nina that he'd read her book, so he knew she hadn't willingly given him up. Nina seemed relieved after Ronan explained that a good family had raised him.
Nina seemed troubled after she learned that Ronan had known for a while that she was his mother but hadn't contacted her. Ronan explained that he'd learned about his past when the FBI conducted a background check on him. Ronan admitted that he didn't call because Nina had a successful career and another son. Christine said she'd learned about Ronan's identity just before she discovered that Genoa City's police force and the D.A.'s office were corrupt.
Christine regretfully admitted providing a fake photo when Paul had attempted to search for Nina's missing son. Ronan explained that he'd also hidden his identity in order to protect his family. Nina tearfully hugged Chance, and he reminded her to gaze nightly at the moon. Nina turned to Ronan and invited him to call her. Nina warmly embraced Ronan as she begged him to take care of himself. After Nina's sons drove away, Phillip comforted her.
At the Chancellor mansion, Katherine insisted that her family not make a fuss over her. Chloe blamed herself for Katherine's fainting spell because she'd attacked Heather at Chance's funeral. Katherine phoned Nikki to let her know she was home recuperating. After Katherine hung up, she told Murphy, Esther, Jill, and Chloe that it didn't make sense that she, an 81-year-old woman, had come home from the hospital, but Chance, who had his whole life before him, hadn't. Chloe abruptly rose from her seat and left.
Later, when Katherine and Murphy were alone together in the sitting room, she told him that Nina and Christine had first met when they were teenagers. Katherine recalled that Christine, who was known as "Cricket," had been the first person in town to befriend a pregnant Nina. As Katherine reminisced, she sadly recalled that Nina's baby had been taken shortly after birth. Murphy acknowledged learning that the son taken from Nina back then was Ronan. Katherine feared Nina might not forgive Christine for keeping Ronan's identity a secret. Though Christine and Nina's relationship had weathered many adversities, Katherine maintained, Nina blamed Christine for losing one son at the hands of another. Katherine expressed hope that Nina and Christine could come to terms with what had happened.
Inside Chance's unoccupied room, Chloe found her engagement ring and slipped it on her finger. Esther entered, and Chloe apologized for lashing out at her. Esther invited Chloe to move back home, but Chloe explained that it would be too painful to pass by Chance's doorway every day. After Esther left, Chloe placed the ring back into its box and returned it to Chance's jewelry case.
Jill stopped by and told Chloe that she was concerned about her. Chloe told Jill that she was angry and wanted to punch someone. Jill explained that she felt the same way after Chance's grandfather had been killed. Jill admitted that for decades she had blamed Katherine for the accident and was consumed with anger. Jill urged Chloe to let her feelings out, so she could deal with them. Chloe sobbed and said she wanted to be sure that Chance knew she loved him even though she'd broken off their engagement.
Chloe, Jill, and Esther rejoined Katherine and Murphy in the sitting room. Saddened and depressed, everyone refused Esther's offer of food. Christine, Phillip, and Nina returned. Phillip claimed he was managing when asked how he was coping. Nina, stammering, said she couldn't put into words what she was feeling. Katherine approached Nina and comforted her. Katherine said, "Your son was a wonderful man, and we're all so sorry he's gone." As Katherine embraced Nina, Christine caught Nina's gaze. From across the room, Christine's expression seemed to plead with Nina to remain silent about knowing that Chance was still alive.
At the district attorney's office, Paul congratulated Heather after Wisconsin's attorney general appointed her interim D.A. Heather took a seat at Owen's former desk, on which files of pending cases were stacked, awaiting her attention. Paul held Owen Pomerantz's nameplate in his hand and recalled that the D.A. had just reinstated Heather as assistant D.A., so she could help prosecute Ronan for Chance's murder, which Owen had orchestrated. Heather read aloud a press release, which would announce her appointment. Heather swore she'd nail Owen for every illegal thing he'd ever done. Teary-eyed, Heather explained that she'd ensure that Chance's ultimate sacrifice would not be in vain.
In Adam and Skye's suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Skye told Adam that she'd used her incredible wit and charm to procure an interview with Financial Views. Skye gloated that she and Adam, as a power couple, would have investors lined up around the block. Adam, preoccupied, complained that he didn't want to be a power couple, and he refused to dress for the interview. Skye laid down the law and reminded Adam that he was a free man. Skye added that while she might not be his precious Sharon, she gave him all the sex he wanted and warned that there would be consequences if he didn't cooperate.
Skye reminded Adam that she knew that he'd injected his eyes with Botox, so his daddy would get him out of jail. Adam reminded Skye that he'd also been diagnosed with the same condition that his blinded mother had. Skye said that Adam's eyesight wasn't as bad as he pretended it to be. Skye also reminded Adam that he'd helped Patty Williams escape. Knowing she had Adam's attention, Skye said, "What's the matter? Mr. Kitty got your tongue? I expect you downstairs, and wear your blue suit."
After Skye left, Adam sipped whiskey and glanced at a sheet of Skye's stationery, which was engraved with the Newman Fund letterhead. Talking to himself, Adam said, "You think you can threaten me, and I'll just lie down and take it?" Later, in the dining room at the club, spiffily dressed in a blue suit, Adam joined Skye and the reporter and photographer from the magazine.
At the Newman ranch, Nikki was about to take a sip of vodka when she heard Victor return. Nikki hid her glass behind a flower arrangement and quickly popped a breath mint into her mouth. Victor walked into the room and said he'd heard about the arrests at the funeral. Running her words together, Nikki tensely explained that Owen Pomerantz had been behind the drug ring. Victor asked Nikki why she was so nervous. Nikki explained that Katherine had collapsed and ended up in the hospital. Nikki added that waiting for word about Katherine's condition was driving her crazy. Victor asked Nikki why she hadn't stayed at the hospital, and she admitted that she and Jill had gotten into a scuffle, and she hadn't wanted things to escalate.
Katherine phoned Nikki and told her that she was home recovering. After Victor learned that Heather had been appointed interim D.A., he told Nikki he had to leave. Nikki nervously checked her breath after Victor kissed her. Paul stopped by to see Nikki after she phoned him and said she needed a friend. Nikki told Paul that she'd been happy about her plans to remarry Victor, but his behavior toward Victoria over her relationship with Billy was abominable. Paul told Nikki that something else seemed to be bothering her.
Nikki admitted that she felt antsy and off-kilter, but she denied having taken a drink. Paul mentioned Nick's divorce and Abby's behavior as stressors in Nikki's life. Nikki explained that she'd weathered similar family crises without falling apart, but remarked that she'd simply awoken one morning to discover that something was different. Nikki admitted that she'd been too busy to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Paul made Nikki promise to call him any time, day or night. Nikki hugged Paul and insisted that she felt better already.
Victor stopped by Heather's office and told her that they each had a burning desire to see that Adam Wilson Newman paid for the hell he'd put everyone through. Victor asked Heather to reopen all of Owen's cases, but Heather explained that the D.A.'s office was in the midst of a scandal, so she would devote herself to cases involving the mob and the cops suspected of working with them. Victor explained that if Heather became district attorney, she could ensure that Adam's case didn't get lost in the shuffle. Victor offered to bankroll Heather's campaign for district attorney if she promised to go after Adam Wilson Newman with all her might.