At the lake house, Rafe promised Molly that he wouldn't let his feelings for her get in the way of their friendship. Molly was touched when Rafe suggested that she give T.J. a second chance, so she hugged Rafe to assure him that they were still friends. Moments later, she saw T.J. standing at the foot of the porch, so she quickly pulled away from Rafe and confessed that she hadn't expected T.J. "Let me guess, it's not what it looks like," T.J. coldly replied as he glared at Molly.
T.J. was furious that he had been made to feel guilty for punching Rafe. Molly warned T.J. to keep his voice down because Danny was asleep in the playpen, and Rafe assured T.J. that Molly was just a friend. T.J. didn't believe Rafe because T.J. had seen Rafe and Molly's hug with his own eyes. Furious, Molly conceded that T.J. was right; she had been so into Rafe that she hadn't been able to keep her hands off of him, so she and Rafe slipped away whenever possible to hug. T.J. rolled his eyes, which angered Molly further.
Molly informed T.J. that the real reason that she and Rafe had hugged was because Rafe had agreed to go to the prom with her. T.J. sputtered with outrage, while Rafe carefully hid his surprise. T.J. argued that Rafe didn't attend their school, but Molly pointed out that she could invite whomever she wanted to the prom. T.J. was certain that Molly was trying to spite him, so Molly suggested that she didn't have any reason to get back at T.J. since, according to T.J., T.J. hadn't done anything wrong.
T.J. reminded Molly that she and Rafe had kissed. "Once," Molly clarified, even though she doubted that T.J. believed her because T.J. had made his mind up about Rafe and Molly. T.J. suspected that Molly had wanted to go to the prom with Rafe from the beginning, so he told Molly to have fun then left. Rafe was curious why Molly had told T.J. that she was going to the prom with Rafe. He was disappointed when she admitted that she had simply blurted it out in the heat of anger. However, he quickly perked up when Molly assured him that she would like to go to the prom with him.
At Crimson, Olivia and Connie relaxed as they nibbled on some pizza. Olivia glanced at the thug, who had been gagged and bound to the chair next to her, so she jokingly offered him a bite of the pizza. The thug glared at Olivia as he muttered something behind the gag. Olivia assured the man that he wouldn't have to stay much longer; they just needed to make certain that he had given Sonny the correct address where Morgan was staying. As if on cue, Sonny called Olivia. Olivia put the call on speakerphone, so everyone could listen.
Sonny explained that he and Shawn were about to enter the premises of the address the thug had provided. Olivia and Connie listened as Sonny and Shawn kicked in a door then fired shots. After several moments of tense silence, Sonny returned to the phone to report that the thug had given them the wrong address. "You know what to do," Sonny instructed Olivia.
Connie jumped when Olivia suddenly produced a gun then aimed it at the thug and removed his gag. Sonny warned the man that Olivia would shoot if Sonny wasn't given the correct address immediately. The thug doubted that Olivia would pull the trigger, so she explained that she was an excellent shot because her son, a police officer, had taught her how to use a gun. Olivia asked Connie to step out of the office because it might get messy. The thug relented and provided Sonny with a new address.
After Sonny ended the call, Olivia replaced the gag then called Dante. A few minutes later, Olivia explained that Dante would send over a couple of police officers to pick up the thug. Olivia and Connie decided to finish their pizza in the reception area, so they walked out of the office and closed the door behind them.
In the reception area, Olivia and Connie agreed that they made a great team. They chatted about the past and their aunt's warnings for each of them to stay away from "made men." Olivia laughed when Connie suggested that Olivia would have been a good mobster. However, Connie became frustrated when she thought about Sonny because he kept intruding in Connie's life.
At the Jerome penthouse, Kiki explained that they would be playing Texas Hold'em. Nearby, Michael tried to persuade Morgan not to participate in the poker game, but Morgan remained determined to bilk the card players out of their money. Moments later, Kiki announced that they were ready to begin, so Morgan took his seat at the table.
Kiki was not pleased when Michael hovered over Morgan during the game, but Morgan assured her and the rest of the players that Michael was harmless. Kiki continued to complain until Morgan showed everyone his winning hand. One of the players accused Morgan and Kiki of cheating. Michael confessed that he didn't trust Kiki, but Morgan and Kiki denied that they had done anything wrong. The card players quickly left with their money.
Furious, Morgan reminded Michael that Morgan needed money quickly. Kiki blamed Michael for Morgan's missed opportunity, but Michael refused to apologize because he was certain that Kiki had intended for Morgan to lose. Kiki denied it, but Michael pointed out that she had been cheating. Michael also reminded Morgan that nothing good had happened to Morgan since Morgan had met Kiki online.
Morgan was confident that he could handle things, but Michael argued that it wasn't safe to remain at the penthouse because the bookies knew that Morgan was there. Michael suspected that Kiki had been the one to tip the goons off, but Morgan refused to believe it. Kiki informed Michael that they didn't need his help and ordered him to leave. She opened the door but stopped short when she discovered two burly men standing on the doorstep.
The men pushed their way into the apartment as they announced that they were there to collect the money that Morgan owed. Morgan explained that he had $10,000.00, so he offered it to the men with promises to pay the balance at a later date. The men took the money then informed Morgan that they wanted payment in full. Michael assured the men that Morgan was good for it because their father was Sonny Corinthos, which Michael suspected the men already knew. The men weren't intimidated by the Corinthos name and threatened to put Michael, Morgan, and Kiki in the hospital.
One of the goons stepped towards Kiki with the intention of grabbing her, so Michael sprang into action and pummeled one of the thugs. Seconds later, Sonny and Shawn burst into the penthouse with their guns raised. The goons quickly backed off, so Sonny tossed a thick roll of cash at one of the men to settle Morgan's debt. Morgan revealed that he had already given the men $10,000.00, so Sonny told the men to keep the extra cash. However, Sonny made it clear that any attempts to target Morgan again -- or anyone else in Sonny's family -- would cost the men their lives.
Shawn escorted the men out of the penthouse, while Sonny dealt with Michael, Morgan, and Kiki. Morgan started to explain things, but Sonny wanted to hear from Michael. After Michael filled Sonny in on what had transpired, Sonny wondered if Morgan had considered the position that he had put Michael in. Morgan insisted that he could have handled things without Sonny and Michael's help, but Sonny disagreed.
Sonny announced that it was time to leave, but Morgan hesitated to follow. "What about Kiki?" Morgan asked. Sonny was curious if Kiki was a nickname, so Kiki revealed that it was short for Katherine. Sonny admitted that he was more interested in her last name because he recalled a powerful crime family in the 1980s with the last name of Jerome. Sonny was curious if Kiki was related to Julian Jerome or Julian's sister, Olivia. Kiki claimed that she had never heard of them, but Sonny was skeptical because of what had happened to Morgan.
Kiki pointed out that there were a lot of Jeromes in Manhattan. Morgan defended Kiki to his father, so Michael revealed that Sonny had seen the instant messages that Morgan and Kiki had exchanged. Michael explained that even if Kiki hadn't set Morgan up, she hadn't done anything to stop Morgan from getting deeper in debt. "Wow, way to have my back," Morgan complained to his brother. Sonny made it clear that whatever Morgan had with Kiki was over.
Morgan reminded everyone that he was an adult, but Sonny was disappointed that Morgan would turn against his own father for a girl. Morgan assured Sonny that he appreciated everything that Sonny had done and vowed to repay the money. Sonny explained that it wasn't about the money. "It's about respect," Sonny told Morgan. Morgan argued that he could make his own decisions, but Sonny pointed out that Morgan had nearly gotten himself killed, so Sonny didn't intend to treat Morgan like an adult until he behaved like one.
Morgan realized that he wasn't going to change Sonny's mind, so he agreed to leave with his father and brother. Kiki was stunned, but Morgan promised her that he would see her soon.
In a New York City hospital, A.J. resented Carly's smirk when he decided to check on Elizabeth before they searched for Michael. He wondered if Carly could find some compassion deep down inside of herself for Elizabeth's situation. Carly thought that Elizabeth had gotten off easy with food poisoning, given A.J.'s track record for collateral damage. Disgusted, A.J. admitted that he felt terrible for sleeping with Carly behind Elizabeth's back. Meanwhile, Tracy stood on the other side of the curtain, eavesdropping.
Tracy quickly pulled out her cell phone, which had a voice recorder. She squeaked with delight as she turned it on. A.J. heard the noise, so he pulled the curtain aside. Tracy smiled innocently, but A.J. realized that she had overheard him talking to Carly. He started to explain away what Tracy had heard, so Tracy revealed that she knew that A.J. had slept with Carly behind Elizabeth's back. A.J. and Carly immediately denied it, but Tracy merely smiled.
A.J. tried to deflect by suggesting that Tracy's relish had made everyone sick. Tracy decided to use A.J. and Carly's tryst to her advantage by threatening to tell Elizabeth if A.J. didn't take responsibility for the fiasco on The Chew. A.J. refused to give in to Tracy's blackmail, prompting Tracy to call his bluff. Carly was outraged when A.J. didn't stop Tracy from walking away because she didn't want Michael to find out, so she demanded to know if A.J. was ready to lose Elizabeth.
A.J. pointed out to Carly that he was in a no-win situation because if he took responsibility for everyone getting sick on the cooking talk show then ELQ would be ruined. Carly told A.J. that he wasn't cut out for business, so A.J. admitted that he couldn't think clearly while Michael was in danger. Carly informed him that it was worse for her because both of her sons were missing. Moments later, Sonny called to let Carly know that he had found Michael and Morgan. Sonny promised to call her later when they were on their way home.
Relieved, Carly thanked Sonny for the update then ended the call. She shared the good news with A.J., who conceded that he was grateful for Sonny's help. Carly quickly returned to the topic of Tracy because she wanted to know how A.J. intended to handle Tracy's blackmail.
In the examination room, Elizabeth's eyes slowly opened. Nikolas softly greeted her as she looked around the room and noticed that A.J. wasn't there. Nikolas explained that A.J. had left to look for a doctor but hadn't returned. Elizabeth asked Nikolas to find A.J. because she was afraid that A.J. might not know where they were. Elizabeth was disappointed when Nikolas suggested that it wouldn't be a bad thing. She appreciated that Nikolas had tried to stop Tracy from sabotaging A.J.'s appearance on television, but she insisted that she was with A.J.
Nikolas argued that A.J. and Elizabeth couldn't be too serious if they had stayed in separate rooms at the hotel. Elizabeth explained that she and A.J. were still in the early stages of getting to know each other, so Nikolas admitted that he would never believe that A.J. was a changed man. Elizabeth reminded Nikolas that Nikolas hadn't seen A.J. in years, but Nikolas insisted that A.J. was a screw up who would hurt Elizabeth because A.J. always hurt the people who tried to help A.J. Tracy suddenly appeared in the doorway to warn Elizabeth that Nikolas was right about A.J.
Tracy announced that A.J. had already hurt Elizabeth, but Elizabeth argued that Tracy couldn't be trusted. Tracy was on the verge of revealing A.J. and Carly's secret when A.J. entered the room. Nikolas wanted to know what Tracy was talking about, so A.J. beat Tracy to the punch by confessing that he had hurt Elizabeth. A.J. explained that Pickle-Lila had been tainted, so Elizabeth had gotten sick because of A.J. Elizabeth questioned that because she recalled that others had eaten the relish without becoming sick.
A.J. claimed that he had ignored Duke's warnings to wait for the relish to pass FDA approval because A.J. had been focused on beating Tracy to production. A.J. explained that he had sacrificed the quality of the product. Tracy smiled with satisfaction as A.J. revealed that he intended to apologize to the host of the cooking talk show and to take full responsibility for the tainted relish. Elizabeth's eyes filled with compassion as A.J. turned to leave. Nikolas warned A.J. that ELQ would suffer the consequences if A.J. took responsibility for the rancid relish. Elizabeth advised A.J. to discuss it with an attorney first, but A.J. was determined to take the heat for what had happened.
Elsewhere, Sam was stunned when the doctor that she had mistaken for Stephen Clay revealed that Stephen was his brother. The doctor introduced himself as Silas Clay, Stephen's elder brother. Sam wanted proof, but Silas explained that he didn't have his hospital identification badge on him. Sam remained skeptical as she explained that Stephen had left a trail of bodies behind. However, as she talked to Silas, it became clear that Silas hadn't known that Stephen was dead until she had mentioned it. Silas revealed that he hadn't had any contact with his brother in over a decade.
Sam told Silas about Stephen's breakdown after Stephen's wife had died, Stephen's delusions of being a vampire, and Stephen's escape from a mental institution. She was surprised that no one had contacted Silas, so Silas reiterated that he and his brother had been estranged. However, Silas empathized with his brother's loss. "What good is sanity when it separates you from the woman you love? Better to embrace the madness and believe you can bring her back," Silas said. Sam quickly explained that Stephen had hurt a lot of people after the escape, including Sam.
Silas was curious why Stephen would target Sam, so she revealed that Stephen had mistaken her for his dead wife, Livvie. She told him about the kidnapping and Stephen's death, but Silas barely reacted. He congratulated her on escaping and announced that he had to continue his rounds. Sam was stunned that Silas had nothing else to say. Silas admitted that he was sorry for his brother's loss and that the grief had driven Stephen to commit heinous crimes, but Stephen was dead, so there wasn't anything left for Silas to do.
Silas started to walk away, so Sam informed him that he had a nephew. Silas quickly turned back to Sam as she explained that Silas was the only family that Rafe had left. Silas was curious about Rafe's mother, prompting Sam to reveal that Stephen had murdered Rafe's mother in front of Rafe. Silas wanted to know where his nephew was, so Sam told him that Rafe had been sent to a group home. Sam reluctantly added that Rafe had eventually been sent to a foster home and was living with her. Silas complained about Sam's lack of directness, but Sam was equally annoyed by his lack of compassion.
Silas suggested that Rafe was in good hands, so he walked away. A short time later, Sam caught up to Silas. She demanded to know what was wrong with him because he had barely blinked when she had told him about his brother and nephew. Silas pointed out that if a person didn't laugh then they would end up mad, like his brother. "There is more than one way to be cruel," Sam replied as she likened Silas to his brother.
Silas was curious if Sam would feel better if he had shed a tear or had dropped to his knees. Silas refused to do penance for his brother's sins when he hadn't seen Stephen in over a decade. Silas was sorry for the pain that Stephen had caused, and he was sorry that Stephen had left behind a son, but none of it had anything to do with Silas. Sam watched Silas walk away. A few minutes later, Carly caught up to Sam and told her that Michael and Morgan were safe. Sam was relieved, but she complained about the incredibly rude doctor that she had met.
After Sam left, Silas stepped out from behind a corner near where Sam had been standing.