Frantic, Abby met with Victor at Gloworm and told him that she'd accidentally helped the police, who, as a result, suspected that Ashley had murdered Diane Jenkins. Abby explained that she'd agreed to wear a microphone in order to record Tucker. Abby claimed that Tucker had murdered Diane. Abby said her intention had been to prove her theory to police.
Victor told Abby that she shouldn't worry if Ashley hadn't said anything incriminating. Abby told Victor that she'd left hurriedly after Ashley discovered the hidden microphone. Victor told Abby that her obsession with Tucker had clouded her judgment. Victor advised Abby to apologize to her mother and steer clear of Ronan Malloy. Victor agreed to handle the matter.
Devon later joined Abby at the bar. Abby told Devon that she'd gotten her mother in trouble, and she feared that her mother might never forgive her. Devon told Abby that he had set up a meeting with a new artist. Devon stepped aside to greet the man who'd arrived for the meeting. After the artist left, Tucker stopped by and took a seat at Devon's table.
Detective Ronan Malloy listened to the covertly recorded conversation between Abby and Ashley. Ashley had nervously admitted that she'd been at the park with Diane the night of the murder. Ronan left a phone message for Ashley and told her he expected to see her in his office.
At home, Ashley told Tucker that she'd been unable to locate Abby. Tucker asked if his name had been mentioned while Abby had secretly recorded the conversation with her mother. Ashley insisted that she and Tucker had nothing to hide because they had not been involved in Diane's murder. Tucker mentioned that before Ashley had returned, Ronan had phoned repeatedly for her. The phone rang again. Ashley abruptly left and said she planned to deal with the situation face-to-face.
In Ronan's office, Ashley listened to her recorded conversation. Ronan explained that Ashley had already blown alibis for Tucker, Nick, and Phyllis. Ronan asked Ashley what she'd meant when she'd told Abby that something had returned to haunt her. Ashley remained silent. Ronan mentioned the phone call Nick had made to Ashley. Ronan asked if Ashley and Nick had been coordinating disposal of Diane's body. Ashley remained mum.
Ronan placed the bloodied rock, contained in an evidence bag, onto Ashley's lap and asked her to demonstrate how she'd bashed Diane's head. Ashley pitched the rock back to Ronan and insisted that Diane had still been alive when Ashley left her in the park. She admitted that she and Diane had argued about Diane having slept with Tucker. Ashley told Ronan that he should contact her lawyer.
Ronan mentioned having seen Kyle at his mother's memorial. Ronan claimed that Kyle probably wondered every day about the person who'd murdered his mother, just as Abby would have had someone murdered her mother. After Ashley left, Ronan phoned a police officer and ordered her to follow Ashley and Abby.
Victor stopped by Ronan's office later and reminded Ronan that Ronan had previously left town under unusual circumstances. Victor warned Ronan that he'd find out why Ronan had left if he approached Abby again. After Victor stepped out, he received a call informing him that Kevin Fisher's test results had been completed.
After Ashley left Ronan's office, she took the grainy photos of her pushing Diane, tore them in half, and threw them into a dumpster. The officer who'd been following Ashley fished the photos out of the dumpster and delivered them to Ronan. Ronan donned gloves and pieced the torn photos back together. After Ashley returned home, Abby was waiting.
Locked in Genevieve's wine cellar, Colin nursed a hangover while Gloria used a brass wine bucket in a fruitless attempt to break the lock. Colin warned that Genevieve wouldn't have locked him inside had there been an escape route, but he assured Gloria that Jill would soon rescue him. Gloria scoffed and informed Colin that Jill definitely would not be the one to free him because Genevieve had made it appear that he'd left town with his ex-wife.
Gloria told Colin that she and Jeffrey had had a tiff, so he'd flown to Las Vegas. Gloria recalled that she'd told her staff that she needed some time to herself. Gloria was devastated when she discovered that her cell phone had no signal strength. Colin pulled out another bottle of wine, and a hidden craps table extended from the wall. Gloria and Colin were in awe. Colin and Gloria found a full bar hidden behind a false wall. Gloria caught the heel of her shoe in a slit cut into the carpeting. They opened a trap door and found that the opening beneath it had been covered with bricks and mortar.
Colin attempted to pick the lock with the tip of Gloria's fingernail file, but he broke the tip off in the lock. Suddenly, someone slid back a small closure near the top of the door and pushed a can of tuna fish into the room. Colin beat on the door and offered the unseen person money to set him free. No one responded. Gloria was happy to have food. Colin said he hated tuna and grabbed a bottle of specially labeled Reserve Shiraz from 1998.
In the dining room at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Jill reread the note from Genevieve. It stated: "Told you I could keep him away from you." Jill ripped the note and set it ablaze inside the votive candleholder on the table. As smoke rose from the seared paper, Jill took a sip of her martini. She said aloud to herself, "Colin, you are a rotten son of a bitch!" Tucker later joined Jill at her table, and she told him that Colin had left town with his ex-wife.
Tipsy, Jill worried that Katherine would berate her for having reconnected with Colin. Tucker advised Jill to pay no attention to Katherine because she was controlling. Jill heartily agreed and said she'd warned Katherine about meddling in others' lives. Jill told Tucker that Katherine had poached Devon from his musical division and wouldn't likely let him go. Tucker claimed that Katherine had latched onto Devon for spite. Jill requested that Tucker not mention her name if he decided to discuss the matter with Katherine. Tucker said he wouldn't, but he said that Devon deserved to know that it might not be in his best interest to do business with Katherine.
After Tucker left, a waiter delivered a specially labeled Reserve Shiraz from 1998 to Jill's table. The bottle of wine arrived without a card, and Jill wondered aloud who'd sent it. Jill studied the label intently.
At the hospital, Delia told her mother that Daddy had been wearing a hood. Thinking that Delia had awakened from a dream about Billy, Chloe soothed her daughter. Chloe read Delia a book. Delia complained that her head hurt, so Chloe summoned Dr. Larson. The doctor explained that a fever was expected with medication targeting the immune system. Dr. Larson reminded Chloe that donors were still being tested. Chloe settled Delia into bed and stepped aside to phone Kevin. She left him a message when he didn't answer.
Ronan phoned Chloe to check on Delia. Chloe said she was worried about Delia's fever. Ronan offered to stop by, but Chloe told him not to bother. Ronan showed up unexpectedly. Chloe cried that she felt guilty for driving Billy away and for being in a motel with Ronan when Delia had fallen ill.
Ronan embraced Chloe and told her that Delia's illness wasn't her fault. After Ronan stepped out to get food, Kevin arrived. Ronan gave the food to Kevin and left. Kevin took the food into Delia's room. Kevin acted oddly when he announced to Chloe that he was a donor match for Delia.
At Billy's trailer, Kevin stopped by and returned Billy's laptop computer. Kevin explained that Victoria had given it to him and requested he search the hard drive for clues to Billy's whereabouts. Billy thanked Kevin for helping him visit Delia. Kevin said that Delia had awakened during Billy's visit and had seen him briefly. The child had later told her mother that she'd had a dream about seeing her father. Kevin warned Billy not to visit Delia again, if he wished to keep his presence in Genoa City a secret. Billy said he wouldn't visit Delia again.
Kevin remarked that Billy's decision not to confuse Delia seemed rational. Torn, Billy explained that he wasn't being rational at all. He said he was a concerned father who missed his ill child. Kevin told Billy that Delia believed that her father was out of town and unreachable by phone. Kevin asked Billy what Victor was using as leverage to make him stay away from Victoria. Billy assured Kevin that he'd decided not to hurt Victoria and Delia again, so he'd planned to leave after helping Delia. Kevin claimed that Billy was lying.
Victor arrived and told Billy that he was a donor match. Victor instructed Kevin to tell Chloe that he was a donor match for Delia. After Kevin left, Victor told Billy that he'd have to wait a few weeks before he could leave. Victor told Billy that Victoria was off-limits, so he'd have to stay in hiding. Victor told Billy that perhaps his pathetic existence wasn't without reason because he was a perfect donor match for Delia. Billy glared at Victor. After Victor left, Billy seem gripped with emotional turmoil.