At Gloworm, Abby stared intently at a video camera while Kent recorded her confession. Abby said, "I ran over Tucker McCall. I might have tried to kill him, but my mother had nothing to do with it." Abby challenged the district attorney to seek justice. Kent stopped the camera and asked Abby if her confession was real. Abby insisted it was. Deacon quietly watched Abby and Kent from his spot behind the bar. Abby instructed Kent to upload the video to major news outlets before posting it online.
Later, Kent, sitting at the bar, became distracted as he searched through a list of contacts on his phone. Kent called a news producer and said, "I've got major news that you'll want to air as soon as possible." Kent suddenly discovered that his camera had vanished from the top of the bar, and he told the producer that he'd call back soon. Kent searched the area for his camera bag, and then he asked Deacon if he'd seen the camera. Deacon shrugged his shoulders and insisted he hadn't seen it.
As Abby strolled out of Gloworm, she fiddled with her phone. Suddenly, someone snatched her from behind. The unseen kidnapper muffled Abby's attempt to scream by placing a hand over her mouth. Abby was livid after the perpetrator, Victor, whisked her onto his private jet. Abby boldly informed Victor that her confession had already been aired. Victor told Abby that the video would never be released.
In a hospital room, Tucker struggled to speak. Katherine and Ashley listened as Tucker insisted that Abby had been driving the car that hit him. Tucker asked to speak to Ashley alone, so Katherine stepped out. Tucker questioned Ashley about the night of the accident. Ashley told Tucker that the accident had happened the day before their ceremony. Tucker was shocked to discover that he'd been in a coma for a several weeks.
Tucker asked Ashley why he'd been traveling to the Abbott cabin. Ashley explained that she and Abby had been driving to the cabin to meet Tucker when Ashley had accidentally hit him. Ashley gently stroked Tucker's forehead and apologized repeatedly for the horrible accident. Ashley stepped aside when Katherine returned with a nurse.
Spencer, the district attorney, stormed in and announced that the doctor had given him permission to question Tucker. Spencer sent Ashley and Katherine out into the hallway. Ashley paced outside the door while Spencer questioned Tucker. Spencer asked Tucker if he remembered the accident. Tucker spoke slowly and seemed groggy. Tucker said only that he remembered the car approaching.
In the hallway outside Tucker's room, Katherine asked Ashley why Tucker had claimed that Abby had been driving the car that had hit him. Ashley maintained that Tucker was confused. Katherine wondered aloud if they should tell Tucker about his son. Ashley reminded Katherine that Tucker wasn't yet aware that they knew about his son, so she suggested they wait.
After Katherine left to talk to Tucker's doctor, Ashley phoned Victor and told him that Tucker had awakened. She explained that Tucker remembered Abby being behind the wheel of the car. Victor advised Ashley not to panic when she reported that Spencer had arrived to question Tucker. Ashley overheard Abby's voice and asked why her daughter was there. Victor admitted that Abby had confessed.
Ashley was apologetic when she explained to Victor that she'd lied in order to protect Abby. Abby demanded to talk to her mom, but Victor ignored her request. Abby loudly complained that her father had kidnapped her stolen and stolen her producer's video camera. Victor told Ashley that he was maintaining control of the situation, and he instructed her to keep him updated about Tucker's encounter with Spencer before ending the call.
Katherine returned just before Spencer stepped out of Tucker's room. Spencer told Ashley and Katherine that Tucker couldn't identify the person driving the car that had struck him. Spencer added that Tucker wasn't even sure that his memories of the incident were correct. Spencer vowed to give Tucker time to recover his memories before returning to question him again.
After Spencer left, Ashley tried to rush back to Tucker's bedside, but Katherine said it was her turn to visit with Tucker. Ashley watched anxiously through the window in the door as Katherine questioned her son. Tucker told Katherine that he barely remembered what had happened the night of the accident. Katherine told Tucker that they needed to know the truth. Tucker turned his head away and said he needed to rest.
After Victor spoke to Ashley on the phone and learned that Tucker had awakened, Abby told Victor that Tucker would remember that she driving the car. Victor reminded Abby that Tucker's head injury had caused memory loss. Abby said she intended to set Tucker straight. Victor announced that Abby would be checking herself into a therapeutic retreat in Connecticut. Abby protested and insisted that she wasn't an alcoholic.
Defiant, Abby cried that she'd have no part in Victor and Ashley's cover-up. Victor calmed Abby down and explained that her mother's aim was to protect her daughter. Abby cried that she didn't want her mother to ruin her own life. Victor explained that Diane Jenkins, the key witness in Ashley's case, was unreliable. Abby maintained that Tucker had looked her in the eyes just before she ran him down. Victor insisted that Tucker would never be able to remember details about the accident.
Abby told Victor that confessing was the right thing for her to do. Victor advised Abby to step back and wait until Tucker gave his statement. Later, Ashley called again, and Victor placed the call on speakerphone. Ashley reported that Tucker couldn't remember who had been driving the car. Victor told Ashley that he would drop Abby off at a retreat. Abby objected. Ashley agreed that it would be best for Abby to stay away for a while. After Ashley hung up, Victor sighed and said, "Don't worry, Abby. I'll make it all go away, okay?" Abby, biting her lip, nodded affirmatively.
At Crimson Lights, Diane tried to distract Kyle by allowing him to consume a giant slice of cake. Kyle was upset when he learned that his mother planned to leave town because her business plans hadn't worked out as expected. Kyle seemed to lose his appetite. Diane promised that things would get better, and she advised her son to move on and put the whole thing behind him.
At Jabot, Victor served Jack a summons to appear before a grand jury for committing fraudulent activities associated with the initial public offering of Newman Industries' stock. After Victor left, Diane and Kyle stopped by with a sweet treat for Jack. Kyle sat in the chair behind his father's desk and asked if he might become the company's CEO in the future. Jack boasted that the company was special to anyone with the Abbott name. Diane stepped out to get coffee.
Kyle informed Jack that his mother had told him that they'd be moving right away. Diane returned, and Jack sent Kyle to the media room to watch a movie. Diane told Jack that she was leaving town because the Securities and Exchange Commission had served her with a subpoena. Nervously, she explained that Victor had warned that she'd have to face a grand jury. Jack, unconcerned, said he'd also been served with a subpoena.
Diane reminded Jack that he'd been given inside information about the sale of Newman Industries' stock. Jack insisted that Diane had no proof of her claim. Diane cried that she had a son to care for and would leave town if she had to. Jack warned that Diane would lose if she tried to take Kyle away again. Kyle returned, and Jack explained that Kyle's mother and Jack had made some decisions while Kyle was out of the room. Jack told Kyle that Genoa City was his home, and he promised that Kyle wouldn't have to move away.
At Phyllis' penthouse, Nick stopped by with a humidifier after Phyllis claimed that Lucy had fallen ill. Nick asked what was going on after Phyllis acknowledged that Lucy, sleeping in her crib, was fine. Phyllis sobbed and admitted that she'd needed a friend. Phyllis checked on Lucy and boasted that the baby was a good sleeper. Nick reminded Phyllis that Billy and Victoria had told him the same thing. Nick's comment hurt Phyllis' feelings. Nick reminded Phyllis that he was on his sister and brother-in-law's side.
Phyllis cried that her family and friends had abandoned her. She insisted that she'd fought to get Lucy for Daniel's sake. Nick sat down and asked Phyllis why she was upset. Phyllis admitted that she'd been overcome with fear after considering the reasons she'd fought so hard to get Lucy away from Billy and Victoria. Sobbing, Phyllis admitted that she'd tenaciously persevered just for the sake of winning.
Nick asked Phyllis if she regretted fighting for Lucy. Phyllis shrugged and broke down. She said that everyone she knew thought it was wrong and had consequently abandoned her. Nick asked Phyllis what she wanted from him. She said she needed a friend. Nick promised Phyllis that he'd always be her friend. Phyllis sadly noted that she didn't like what she'd become. Nick maintained that Phyllis had crossed the line, but he said he understood why she'd fought for Lucy.
Nick agreed that Phyllis had put herself in a tough situation. He added that the people she'd hurt had justifiably turned their backs on her. Phyllis cracked a smile when Nick assured her that she would be fine. Phyllis claimed she was too strong-willed to request a hug. Nick placed his arm around Phyllis' shoulders, and she briefly pressed her head against his chest and sobbed silently. Quickly composing herself, Phyllis assured Nick that she would be all right. Nick left.