At the Abbott mansion, Jack spent Thanksgiving alone, working. He winced in pain when he rose from a chair at his desk to retrieve file folders he'd left across the room on the seat of the sofa. Jack was elated when Kyle arrived unannounced. Kyle tightly embraced his dad and wished him a happy Thanksgiving.
Later, Jack caught up with the affairs of his family in New York while Kyle dined on leftovers in the sitting room. Kyle jokingly noted that Abby had bought too many pairs of shoes. Jack smiled when Kyle said that his aunts and other family members living on the East Coast were doing very well.
Kyle chastised Jack for not allowing his family to support him during his recent back surgery. Jack said he'd put his family through enough drama. Kyle admitted that Ashley was still upset about being fired from Jabot, and Abby believed that Jack's takeover of Newman Enterprises had sent Victor to the hospital. Kyle added that Jack had alienated yet another family member after firing Billy from Neman Enterprises.
At Billy and Victoria's, Nikki and Victor waited anxiously for Nick and Billy to return with Victoria after her rescue from kidnapper Eddie, an enemy from Billy's past. When Nick escorted Victoria inside, Nikki and Victor embraced their haggard daughter. Victor said, "Your mother and I will take care of you now." Billy, a hangdog expression on his face, stood back against the wall.
Victor applauded Nick's successful strategy that got Victoria back home to her family. Victoria said she wanted to see Johnny, so Nikki escorted her daughter upstairs. Victor approached Billy and said, "Pack your things and get out. I don't ever want to see you near my daughter again." Billy replied, "This is my house. Upstairs is my wife. This is the one place you don't get to throw your weight around with me."
Nick defended Billy and explained that Billy had stood with him during the dangerous rescue. After Nick left, Billy admitted that he'd screwed up a long time before and would have traded places with Victoria in a heartbeat. Victor threatened to tell Victoria that Billy had known all along that her father was in Los Angeles when she had believed he was missing. Victor added, "Had I told Victoria long ago, none of this nonsense in Miami would have happened. You leave her now, or I'll make sure that she leaves you."
Billy agreed to leave temporarily, so Victoria could rest. Boldly addressing Victor, Billy said, "Newman got ripped from your hands, so you're just gathering your possessions around you. Victoria's just another thing that you think you own." When Victoria and Nikki returned to the living room, Victoria asked about Billy. Nikki said, "Yes. Where could he have gone?" Victor replied, "He left because he knows he failed you. He must never put you in harm's way again." Victoria told her parents that she wanted to be alone for a while.
Billy went to the Abbott mansion. Jack greeted Billy and offered him a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers. Billy reminded Jack that he'd sent Victoria on a lark to Miami. Jack claimed that he'd been meaning to phone Billy and Victoria to discuss the matter. Billy said, "Your little trick got Victoria kidnapped and almost killed." Jack looked stunned.
Billy told Jack about Eddie terrorizing Victoria before Max gunned Eddie down before Victoria's eyes. Jack reminded Billy that he'd paid his brother's gambling debts before Billy left for Hong Kong. Jack added that he would have covered all outstanding debts had he known about them. Jack said he detested what had happened to Victoria, but he defended his actions. Jack reminded Billy that Victoria had ended up in Miami because Billy had failed Jack's test of his brother's loyalty.
Jack offered to support his brother if Billy stopped blaming him for what had happened. Billy edged closer to Jack threateningly. Kyle entered the room and asked what was going on. Billy delivered an ominous warning to his nephew. Billy said, "Your dad hasn't thrown you under the Newman Enterprises bus yet, but he will because it's a known fact that you aren't a real Abbott until you have tire marks all over your face."
After Billy left, Jack offered Kyle a piece of pie. Kyle asked if Billy was still upset about being fired. Jack claimed that Billy was just blowing off steam. Kyle said, "Maybe it's an appropriate response to you always putting business before family." Jack claimed that he did everything for his family. Kyle asked Jack if it was worth losing all the people who loved him just so he could hang on to what he thought he wanted.
At Crimson Lights, Chloe, seated with Michael, expressed her concern for Kevin's deep depression after losing TagNGrab. Chloe explained that nothing could be done to change Adam's mind about withdrawing his financial support of the website. The company they had built, Chloe added, was tied to Kevin's ego and his sense of self-worth. Michael agreed that the loss might be too much to handle. Kevin arrived and said, "Let's play a round of guess the conversation. That Kevin's such a disappointment."
Chloe and Michael told Kevin that they were concerned about him. Michael said that Gloria was worried because Kevin had chosen not to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Kevin explained that his failed business was the only thought on his mind. Michael invited Kevin and Chloe to enjoy pecan pie with Lauren and Fen. Kevin declined the invitation. Michael left.
Kevin, miffed at Chloe, said that she seemed unconcerned about TagNGrab's uncertain future, and he demanded to know if she had ever cared about the company. Chloe insisted that she was upset about their loss, but she told Kevin that she loved him and was worried about his well-being. Tucker arrived and greeted Kevin and Chloe.
Kevin was elated when Tucker announced that he'd bought Adam's share of TagNGrab. Kevin proclaimed Tucker's decision to be a Thanksgiving miracle. Tucker explained that Adam had written a loophole into the contract. In the event that Adam sold his share, Tucker noted, a buyer could opt to buy out Kevin and Chloe's share for a nominal fee. Kevin looked devastated when Tucker said that he'd opted to buy out their share. Kevin yelled, "The contract cannot say that!"
Chloe told Tucker that the company was her and Kevin's life. Tucker replied, "No. It's a business." Tucker explained that he already had personnel in place with Kevin's computer skills. Tucker promised to compensate Kevin and Chloe in accordance with the contract. When Kevin learned how much he and Chloe would receive in payment, he cried, "That's nothing!" Tucker replied, "You're young. You're smart. You'll bounce back. Don't let this get you down."
After Tucker left, Kevin was livid. Chloe reminded Kevin that they still had his intelligence and her keen sense of style. She said, "We'll just start over." Kevin yelled, "This is our life!" Kevin told Chloe that she didn't seem to care at all about their dream because she didn't even seemed surprised about what had just transpired. Chloe reminded Kevin that she'd developed TagNGrab. Kevin blasted Chloe for involving Adam. Kevin's face reddened, and he yelled that Chloe had never trusted him to find suitable investors. Chloe yelled back, "You never did, did you?" Kevin left.
Kevin arrived unannounced at Adam's estate and pounded on the front door. No one answered. Kevin yelled, "Adam! Open up! You want to screw me over and ruin my company? At least have the guts to look me in the eye!" Kevin paced anxiously on the portico.
Nina met Paul at a restaurant. Nina declined Paul's offer to buy her a drink and remained stoic when Paul explained that he hadn't meant to hurt her. Nina said she believed Paul but knew he'd been unable to resist strong feelings when he kissed Christine. Nina ended her relationship with Paul and told him she'd be returning to Los Angeles for good because there was nothing to keep in her Genoa City.
Paul said that during his ordeal, he'd imagined having Nina in his life. Nina said she'd also hoped and prayed that Paul would be set free, so they could be together. Nina added, "I just thought that if Cricket was going to revisit the past, it would have been with Danny." Paul explained that after months of uncertainty about his future, he was still finding his way. Nina cried and said, "We just had a great big wish come true. The whole world knows you're innocent. I don't think we can ask for more than that."
Christine arrived at the restaurant but kept her distance from Paul and Nina. Paul hugged Nina before she turned to leave. Christine asked Nina to wait a minute, but Nina cried, "No more apologies, okay?" After Nina left, Paul told Christine that Nina was leaving town. Christine noted that in the past, Nina would have sought Christine's support and understanding.
Paul told Christine that although his feelings for her were real, he'd been foolish to kiss her. Christine said, "But I kissed you back. I'm falling back in love with you, too." Christine noted that though the past had let them down, Paul deserved to smile if he felt like smiling. Paul listed the activities he could embrace without fear of facing a trial or imprisonment. Christine said she'd grown weary of courtrooms. Paul admitted that the tape he'd seen of Ricky had killed part of him, so he'd no longer involve himself with crimes and evidence.
Nick returned to the tack house and found a note from Noah, informing his dad that he'd taken Faith out for frozen yogurt. Nick phoned Avery and made plans to visit her at her apartment. Avery was washing dishes when Nick arrived later.
Avery told Nick that she'd shared Thanksgiving dinner with Summer and Faith. Nick said he was happy his daughters had enjoyed a normal Thanksgiving meal. Nick surmised that Summer had nixed plans to include Phyllis. Nick said, "Sorry Summer put you in that position. I should have been here." Avery asked Nick where he'd been.
Nick told Avery that Victoria had been kidnapped and that he and Billy had rescued her and returned her from Miami, unharmed. Nick explained that he'd had many close calls in his life that had somehow worked out. Nick added, "One time it didn't work out was with Cassie. Life is so fragile. You've got to make every second count."
Nick and Avery agreed that they'd repeatedly sparked a romance, and then backed away for fear of hurting others. Nick kissed Avery tenderly and said, "This is a good thing." Avery agreed. Avery and Nick kissed each other passionately. Nick said, "I want to make every second of my life matter. I want to spend it with you."
Back at Victoria's house, Victoria peered out the window before tiptoeing toward the front door to engage the deadbolt. Victoria peered up the stairs before approaching the dining room to ensure that no one was hiding in the shadows. After wrapping herself in a blanket, Victoria turned off the light and crouched on the floor below the window. She fixed her ever-vigilant gaze toward the window.
At a restaurant, Victor told Nikki that he wished they hadn't left Victoria alone. Nikki asked Victor how he'd persuaded Billy to leave. Victor placed his hand on Nikki's arm and told her that Victoria had grown aware that Billy was nothing but problems. Nikki reminded Victor that Victoria and Billy weren't children. Victor insisted that Victoria didn't love Billy. Victor added, "My mistake was to let him back in her life. I'll never do it again."
Nikki reminded Victor that others had repeatedly warned her that their relationship was twisted and abusive. Victor said he didn't give a damn what others thought. Nikki replied that it was the same with Victoria and Billy because only they knew in their hearts how they felt about each other. Victor told Nikki that Billy knew all along that Victor had been in Los Angeles when Victoria thought her father was missing. Nikki crinkled her brow in astonishment.
Billy later returned home and found Victoria asleep on the sofa. He gently covered her shoulders, but Victoria awoke with a start and began fighting Billy. She yelled, "Stay away!" Billy comforted Victoria and held her in his arms. Billy told Victoria that her kidnapping had been his fault, and he asked for her forgiveness.