Carly agrees to stay in the Big Apple another day with Simon. He slickly demonstrates his jewel thief techniques to her for chits and grins. Meg and Paul banter in the coffee shop. Meg wants Paul to handle the baby and Emily in a positive way and implies that there is a chance for Paul and Meg. Paul lectures Emily about nixing bed rest and going to work. Then Paul turns on the sweet and offers to be Em's friend and fix some bookwork. After coyly demurring, Emily accepts.
Gwen bashes the Slasher over the head with a vase. When The Slasher falls to the ground, Gwen calls 911. The Slasher revives and again goes after Gwen, this time choking her. Later, Will takes Gwen in his arms and she comes to. Will claims that the person in the house ran off when he came in. She thanks him for saving her. Casey rolls over and groans. Casey asks them what the intruder looked like. Will shakes his head. Gwen says the Slasher was wearing a dark sweatshirt with a mask. Casey looks over at Will, who has on a navy hoodie.. Will gets defensive with Casey, saying he'd never hurt Gwen like that. Margo shows up in response to the 911 call. Will's version to Margo: he's walking to clear his head, he hears Gwen's screaming from outside. The front door was locked, he couldn't find his key and came through the window. Casey says the Slasher entered the same way. Dallas is searching outside and flashes a light on a cowering Maddie.
At the airport, Sergio forces Damian to meet Luke. Damian is rattled and nervous as a cat with burnt whiskers. Lucy and Dusty are tied with ropes to a pipe, from which they are dangling, in the Fairwinds wine cellar. Lucy manages to untie their hands. Right after they crash to the ground, Dusty smells gas. They quickly manage to break out. He and Lucy dive for freedom right before the room detonates and blows to pieces! Holden and Jack convince a Fed to detain Damian, but evil Sergio is eavesdropping. Sergio demands they take another flight. When Damian relays this to Luke, he refuses to go until he gets some straight answers. Sergio pulls Luke by the arm. Jack and Holden appear to save the day. Sergio whips out a gun and shoots Jack. Sergio deftly grabs Luke and uses him as a shield, proclaiming, "No one move or the boy dies!" Meanwhile, Meg shows up with a medical bag to work on a comatose Lucy, having heard about the explosion on her radio. Lucy comes to with problems breathing.
Jack and Damian overpower Sergio, though Jack is shot in the struggle. Holden guesses that Damian was going to pay off his final debt with Luke's inheritance, that's why he was so desperate to get him to Malta. Damian also admits that he drugged and locked up Lucy, but insists he would have raised Luke as a son to be proud of! Luke blames Damian for Lily being in a coma. Maddie runs away from Margo as Jade offers Will an alibi for the time of the attack on Gwen and Casey. Jade insists that Maddie has to be the killer. Just then, Margo comes in with Maddie. Will wants to take Gwen to be checked out at the hospital, but she says Casey can take her. Margo returns Maddie to Henry, Eve and Louis. When Louis grabs Maddie's arm, she freaks. Dusty holds a convulsing Lucy, begging her not to die. Meg saves her with a shot. Lucy comes to and she and Dusty reconnect. Paul is surprised when Emily calls him "Daddy" while talking to the baby. Susan interrupts and, after Paul leaves, asks Emily if that's what she means about keeping her distance. Emily assures her mother that everything is fine but to the baby, whispers that he's won Paul over.
Jade suggests Will bunk with her, but Will insists that's not going to happen. They end up in separate rooms, but Jade is happy to have Will spring for food. Meanwhile, Louis insists on talking to Maddie one on one. Henry stops the interrogation, but not before Maddie flashes back to her assault and Louis attacks Henry. Casey admits to Gwen that he's starting to doubt Maddie's innocence. Jade comes up and tells Gwen Will isn't at the cottage anymore he's at the Wagon Wheel with Jade. Carly sees an injured Jack at the airport and rushes to his side, but he notices Simon and blows her off. Simon tells Carly to let Jack be, but she refuses. She goes to Jack only to see him with Eve. She goes back to Simon. Luke realizes that not only was Damian responsible for the reprogramming camp, but that the reason he didn't want Luke to visit Lily was because Damian was afraid she'd spill the beans. Luke attacks Damian. Lucy arrives and says her own father betrayed her in a similar way; Luke shouldn't let Damian get away with it. But Luke says he just wants Damian to go away. Damian doesn't think they're through. Holden insists, oh, yes, they are! Luke says no. He signs the papers giving up his share of the Grimaldi inheritance. Now he's 100 percent Snyder.
Outside of Java, Eve tries to reason with Maddie to talk to her husband Louis. Maddie doesn't even want to hear his name now, and still refuses to talk with him. Eve wonders why all of a sudden Maddie feels differently about Louis. She points out that back in Chicago, the two were very close and that Louis was almost like a father to Maddie. When Eve asks Maddie if Louis ever touched her, Maddie insists that has never happened. Meanwhile, at the Lakeview, Louis tries to apologize to Henry with a peace offering: a bottle of liquor. Louis claims he was out of line for the way he acted toward him and goes on to say he only wants to help Maddie. Henry accepts the gift, but gives Louis a dire warning: not to ever touch his sister again.
Back at Java, Eve meets with Jack and confides in him about Maddie and Louis. Eve then tells Jack that she is afraid of her own husband too, because of the way he acted out toward Casey and Henry. When Jack starts to question Eve more, Eve thinks he is prying for information as a detective and not as a friend. Jack reassures Eve that she is confiding in a friend, and mentions that he could use one now.
At the Wagon Wheel Motel, Jade tells Will that she revealed to Gwen that they were staying together. Will is irate at Jade for doing this, but Jade tells Will Gwen and Casey were together. Will blames Jade for making matters worse and orders her to go to another room. The two argue and Jade storms off to take a shower. Meanwhile, Gwen is at Carly's, and she explains to her why she has broken up with her husband. Carly suggests that maybe Will kept the affair a secret because he didn't want to hurt her, but Gwen is still not ready to forgive Will. When Gwen tells Carly Will stayed with Jade last night, Carly thinks Jade is playing mind games with Gwen to keep her from her husband. Carly urges her sister to go to the motel to find out if the two are really staying together.
At work, Mike gets a surprise visit from Katie, who has been taking vitamins to increase her odds of conceiving. The two make love on the floor of the room Mike is fixing up. Just then, a surprised Simon walks in on the two, and quickly leaves before he is seen. He then goes to Carly and recounts to her what he saw. Carly shows her sympathy to Simon and admits she was a little jealous when she saw Jack and Eve together at the hospital the other night. She asks Simon if he would like to go with her and her kids to a drive-in movie to help take his mind off of things and Simon agrees.
Gwen finds Will at the motel and asks him if he is alone. Just then Jade comes out from the shower and Gwen gets upset, realizing that Jade wasn't playing mind games after all. Will escorts Gwen outside of the room so that they can talk. Gwen accuses Will of being so thoughtless to stay with Jade. Will contends that he only stayed with Jade because she was scared, but Gwen admonished Will that staying with Jade isn't going to help them possibly get back together. Will then tries to compare their situation with when Gwen and Casey slept together many moons ago and had a child. An outraged Gwen argues that the two cannot be compared. Seeing how going to visit Will has done nothing to help their relationship, Gwen goes off. Jade tells Will she overheard the two arguing. Seizing the moment, she consoles Will and the two share a passionate kiss.
Maddie goes into the hotel room and is relieved to find that it is empty. But she is surprised to find Louis, with a gift for her: a poster of her favorite movie. Maddie has a flashback and realizes the poster is identical to the one hanging on the wall when she was sexually assaulted. Maddie angrily rejects the gift. Meanwhile at the police department, Margo tells Dallas she thinks Maddie incident with the slasher just doesn't add up. Dallas informs Margo that he went to the university where Maddie claimed she was attacked and found out there was no frat party. To make matters worse, the fraternity had been involved in some suspicious activity and was disbanded by the dean years ago. Now Margo wonders whether Maddie was ever even raped at all. Back at the hotel, Louis tries to reason with Maddie but she refuses to talk with him. Louis locks the door of the hotel and then attempts to get Maddie to talk. Maddie has flashbacks of her sexual assault and realizes that it was Louis who raped her.
Lucy, dressed for a night out, sees Dusty sitting by himself drinking bourbon at the Lakeview and sits down at his table, telling him she needs to properly thank him for saving her life. She gives him box seat tickets to a baseball game and a coupon for an evening of free babysitting. They talk, and Dusty tells Lucy he had no right to blame Jennifer's death on her. Lucy tells him she feels like a failure as a doctor these days because she let Jennifer die; Dusty tells her to stop saying things like that or he'll get mad. The babysitter comes downstairs with Johnny, telling Dusty that he's having trouble falling asleep, so Dusty takes Johnny and tells the sitter she can go home; he tells Lucy goodnight and takes Johnny upstairs.
Parker asks Carly why Simon has to come with them to the drive-in movie. Simon tells Parker he's never been to a drive-in movie before, saying they don't have them in Australia. He tells him he's driven into a house and into a pool before, but never into a movie, and he makes Parker laugh. Sage and JJ come downstairs, and Carly sends them all out to the car. At the movie, Parker promptly climbs into the front seat between Simon and Carly. Simon asks Carly to go get some popcorn for him, and when she leaves, he asks Parker why he felt like he had to come up front to sit. Parker says he just wants to know what Simon's intentions are towards his mom. Simon tells him that he works with Carly and would like to be her friend, but that's all there is to it. Parker, looking relived, says, "Keep it that way!" as Carly overhears and smiles. By the end of the movie, everyone in the car has fallen asleep except Simon. They go back to Carly's house, and Carly asks JJ to show Simon where Sage's room is, so he can carry her up and put her in her bed. She then asks Parker how the movie was and whether it ended up being okay that Simon was there; Parker supposes it wasn't too bad. Simon comes back down, and Carly invites him to have a cup of coffee, but glancing at Parker, he declines; Carly walks him to the door and thanks him for being so understanding, and he kisses her on the cheek and leaves.
Barbara sees Gwen at Java and expresses concern about her attack, adding that she heard that Will saved Gwen's life. She seems to think this should have put them well on their way to a reconciliation, but Gwen tells her that Will doesn't seem to be going in that direction and that he's at the Wagon Wheel Motel with Jade. Barbara tells Gwen this is all Jade's fault, that she's manipulating Will while he's distraught, and she tells Gwen she'll figure out a way to get Jade out of the picture. Although Gwen protests that it's probably not a good idea, Barbara charges off anyway. Casey comes and sits down, and after Gwen tells him the advice she's gotten from Carly and from Barbara, he tells her she should stop listening to everyone else and let her own instincts lead the way; when she asks what he thinks she should do about Will, he tells her to do nothing.
At the Wagon Wheel Motel, as she drops her robe and dresses in front of him, Jade tells Will he can play the fool over Gwen if he wants to; Will grabs her and kisses her, and they have sex. She tells Will that she realizes he doesn't love her, but she thinks they can be "friends, with benefits." He says he wants Gwen back and that he can't accomplish that if they are friends of any kind, so he thinks it's best if they don't see each other at all anymore. Jade gets huffy and starts to dress to leave, when Barbara pounds on the door, demanding that Will let her in. Jade hurries into the bathroom, but when Barbara comes in and looks at the room, she immediately realizes what's going on and opens the bathroom door. She berates Jade for being disgraceful and asks Will if "some cheesy motel and some girl you don't care about" is really what he wants, telling him he's ruining his life and self-destructing. Angry, Will asks Jade if she has anything decent to wear, telling her they're going to go out. Barbara says, "Your sister would roll over in her grave!" and leaves. Jade puts on her best dress, and she and Will leave the motel.
Barbara returns to Java, where she tells Gwen that Will is taking Jade out on the town to spite her. She says she'll have to come up with something else, but Gwen tells her she's done enough for now, and Barbara leaves. Casey sits back down and tells Gwen he's tired of trying to get Maddie to open up to him and get back together with him, that maybe she really is the slasher, and he thinks he and Gwen should both get away for the weekend so they can quit worrying about Will and Maddie. He tells her there's a big party planned up at the lake, and he thinks they should go together.
At the Lakeview, Dallas and Margo wonder what it means that Maddie lied about the frat party in Chicago. Dallas, playing devil's advocate, wonders whether Maddie also lied about being sexually assaulted, but Margo says she doesn't think so. They decide to go upstairs to question her about the lie. Meanwhile, in Eve's suite, Maddie is upset when Louis comes into the room and locks the door to the suite. He tells her they need to become "close" again, saying she loves him. When she tells him that he raped her, he denies that it was rape, telling her she was the one who came after him, dressing in tight tops and short skirts and always coming to him for advice. He tells her they have a "special" relationship that's "private and secret." When he touches her, Maddie tells him if he rapes her again, she will tell Eve; he asks her who she thinks Eve will believe. As he grabs her, Maddie grabs a knife from a table and threatens Louis, saying, "I said, No!'" Louis replies, "Oh, Maddie likes it rough!" and grabs the knife from her, but at that moment, Margo and Dallas knock on the door and call out for Maddie. Louis tells Maddie that he can get to Eve and Henry if she talks, then he lets Margo and Dallas in. Margo takes one look at Maddie and asks what's going on, but Louis says they were just talking. Margo tells Maddie she needs to ask her some more questions at the station, but Louis objects, saying she's a minor and should have a family member or her attorney present before the police ask any more questions. Eve and Henry return at that moment and agree with Louis that Maddie shouldn't be questioned alone. They all sit down, and Dallas tells Maddie that he found out there never was a frat party in Chicago. Although Maddie admits having lied about the frat house party, when Margo asks if Maddie really was assaulted, she nods, and Margo tells her that she needs to tell them who hurt her.