At a hospice in Darien, Connecticut, Phyllis questioned her dying father about swindling dozens of investors out of their life savings. Avery covertly listened just outside the doorway. George, Phyllis and Avery's father, admitted his guilt, but he maintained that he wasn't sorry for what he'd done. After Avery made her presence known, George was stunned and quickly retracted his profession of guilt.
Avery was angry and insisted that George had admitted to the thefts just to placate Phyllis. Avery seemed crushed when Phyllis maintained that George's deathbed confession was honest and forthright. Avery studied her father's face. George weakly shook his head from side to side, indicating that he disagreed with Phyllis' statement.
George accused Phyllis of tearing apart their family. Phyllis cried, "No! You did that, Dad. You did that!" Avery demanded that her sister and father stop arguing. Phyllis insisted that Avery knew the truth. Phyllis addressed her father and said, "You can die now, but you know what? We have to live with this."
Before Phyllis rushed out, she said it helped for her to know that her father would spend eternity in hell. George told Avery that he'd confessed only to placate Phyllis. Avery admitted that Phyllis was right about a person on his deathbed uttering an honest confession. Avery added, "You stole from those people. You ruined their lives and lied about it." George seemed to become weaker as Avery admonished her father for making her turn her back on Phyllis.
Avery stood close to her father. Avery indignantly noted that his situation had motivated her to become a defense attorney to fight for those she believed had been falsely accused of horrendous crimes. Avery wiped tears from her eyes and said she feared she might have set guilty criminals free because she'd believed that her own innocent father had been wrongly imprisoned. Avery railed at her father for allowing her to base her life's cause on a lie. George admitted that Lydia, Avery and Phyllis' mother, knew the truth, though he and Lydia had never discussed the matter. Avery broke down and rushed out of her father's room.
Avery approached Phyllis and cried, "Mommy knew, too. They lied to me all those years. They lied." Phyllis, devoid of emotion, replied, "I tried to tell you." Phyllis, emotionally spent, said she'd done what she'd gone there to do and planned to return home to her family. Avery pleaded with Phyllis to face their father and tell him how much he'd hurt her.
Back inside their father's room, Avery stood meekly behind her older sister and told their father that he needed to listen to what Phyllis had to say. Phyllis asked, "Why were all those material things more important than me?" George replied, "I wanted to move us all up in the world. Maybe I went about it in the wrong way." Phyllis noted that her father's actions had torn their family apart.
Sobbing softly, Phyllis told her father to his face that he'd ruined her life after he labeled her a liar and forced her out of her family home. Years of repressed anger surfaced, and Phyllis yelled, "You did this to me! You made me like this. You ruined my life!" George didn't respond. Phyllis collected herself and said aloud to herself, "I don't understand why."
Phyllis wiped away her tears with her hand, lifted her head, and told her father she was glad that Avery finally knew what kind of man he was. George apologized and asked Phyllis not to leave because he was so close to death. Phyllis placed her hand on the door handle and replied, "You've been dead to me for years." After Phyllis left, Avery addressed her father and asked, "Was it worth making me hate Phyllis all of those years just to protect yourself?"
Avery stepped out of her father's room and approached Phyllis. A nurse summoned Avery and informed her that George was very near death. Avery was also told that her mother hadn't visited George since she'd been told that her husband was close to death. Phyllis told Avery that their mother didn't care. Phyllis added, "He doesn't matter to her. It's probably her final statement to George." Avery remained in denial, but Phyllis explained that their mother knew about the theft. Avery said she should return to their dad's room and remain at his bedside. Phyllis told Avery that she could choose not to.
The nurse returned and said softly, "He's gone." Avery sobbed pitifully. Phyllis seemed relieved and calmly said, "It's over." Avery asked Phyllis to forgive her for all the bad things she'd done. Phyllis said, "That's the past, and it's over. It's done." Avery admitted that she'd gotten Daisy released from prison. Phyllis, livid, said, "I swear to you that if that psychotic freak gets her hands on my kid, it is war with us."
Avery stood alone in the hallway as two hospice workers rolled George's body out of his room. After Avery left, Daniel entered the room where his grandfather had passed away and asked a nurse about George Summers. The nurse, who was collecting George's belongings and packing them into a box, told Daniel that his grandfather had just passed away. The nurse offered George's belongings to Daniel. Daniel asked for time alone, so the nurse stepped out. Daniel picked up a framed photo of Phyllis and Avery, taken when both were youngsters. Daniel stood silently.
At Kevin and Angelina's house, Angelina asked Kevin to assist in setting up their new kitchen, but her distracted husband remained aloof. Noticing a pad and pen in Kevin's hand, Angelina offered to help Kevin with whatever problem he was attempting to solve. Kevin admitted that he was working on a plan to end their marriage. Kevin explained that Daisy's hearing had reminded him that the last time his life had spun out of his control, Jana had died. Kevin added that he planned to regain control of his life without letting anyone get hurt in the process.
Kevin told Angelina that he regretted not intervening long before Daisy hurt Lauren and Jana. Angelina commended Kevin for marrying her in order to protect others. Kevin sarcastically noted that his "act of bravery" meant nothing because he should have stood up to Angelo. Angelina replied, "You're really great." Kevin showed his appreciation for his wife's approval and embraced her. Michael walked in and said, "Sorry. I hope I'm not interrupting." Michael asked to speak to Kevin alone, so Angelia stepped out.
Michael told Kevin that Avery had managed to get Daisy released. Michael vowed to protect the people Daisy might attack. Kevin noted that Lauren was at the top of the list. Michael said Lauren was putting up a brave front, but he knew she was terrified. Kevin thanked his brother for warning him about Daisy.
Michael changed the subject and asked Kevin why he'd left Chloe at the altar. Kevin claimed he'd fallen out of love with Chloe and in love with Angelina. Michael refused to accept such an implausible explanation, and he assured Kevin that together they could extricate Kevin from his "marriage to the mob." Kevin claimed he was where he wanted to be, and he thanked his brother for being concerned. Michael said that their mother would never forgive him if anything ever happened to Kevin.
After Michael left, Angelina crept out of the hallway, where she'd listened in on Kevin and Michael's conversation. Angelina admitted to Kevin that she'd overheard the brothers' conversation. Angelina humbly apologized to Kevin for getting between him, his family, and the people he loved. Angelia offered to help Kevin get out of their marriage. Kevin said, "I want to make this right for both of us."
At Gloworm, Jill looked concerned when she learned from Lauren and Michael that Fen was staying with Gloria and Angelo in order to keep the young boy safe from Daisy. Michael told Lauren that Angelo had posted a guard outside the residence to safeguard Fen. Michael said he'd rather alert Kevin in person about Daisy's early release, so Jill agreed to keep her sister company.
After Michael left, Jill and Lauren ordered drinks at the bar. When Lauren reached into her handbag for cash to pay the bartender, her hand brushed the barrel of a pearl-handled revolver. Daisy entered the club and stood behind Jill and Lauren. Speaking calmly, Daisy said, "Hello, Lauren."
Lauren grabbed her purse, turned to face Daisy and replied, "You get out of my sight before I do something you're going to regret." Daisy said she'd hoped they could put the past behind them. Daisy added that she'd had time in prison to think about the horrible things she'd done. Jill said, "What part of 'get lost' are you not getting?" Daisy directed her gaze at Lauren and said, "I'm free now. You'd better get used to it."
After Daisy walked away, Lauren began shaking with fear. Jill comforted her sister, but she was shocked to discover that Lauren had a gun inside her purse. After Jill and Lauren seated themselves, Lauren assured Jill that she knew how to handle a gun. Lauren explained that she'd obtained a gun permit and kept the weapon safely stored in her office safe whenever it wasn't inside her purse.
Jill advised Lauren to let Michael know about the gun. Lauren said she feared that Michael would try to act out of reason and logic, but she would prefer to protect herself by carrying a weapon. Jill said, "Michael won't hear about it from me." Michael returned and asked Jill what she meant. Jill insisted it was just girl talk. Lauren remained mum, as well.
From Phyllis' penthouse, Daniel phoned Nick and told him that Daisy had been set free. Nick told Daniel that Phyllis had traveled to her hometown in Connecticut to see her dying father. Daniel was surprised and admitted that he'd never even met his grandfather. Daniel asked Nick to watch the children, so he could journey to Connecticut to see his grandfather. After Nick arrived, he told Daniel that Phyllis' relationship with her father was very complicated. Daniel replied, "It's a little weird having to say 'hello and goodbye' to my grandpa at the same time."
After Daniel left, Daisy showed up and handed Nick papers proving that the court had awarded her unrestricted visitation with Lucy. Daisy added that a judge would soon rule on her motion for custody, as well. Nick scanned the document, but he refused to allow Daisy near Lucy. Daisy claimed she was trying to handle the situation the right way. Nick still refused Daisy's request and replied, "Too bad."
After Nick slammed the door, Daisy said, "We'll see about that." Later, a deputy accompanied Daisy to the penthouse and told Nick that he was there to enforce a court-ordered visit with Lucy. Nick glared at Daisy as she held Lucy in her lap. Daisy cooed at the infant and said, "Mommy's back." Daisy stared menacingly at Nick.