Sebastian returns to the island to find Holly drunk in her cell. He asks why she didn't wait for him. Holly, slurring, tells him she had no idea if he had died and if so, thought she should enjoy one last binge before dying a prisoner. Sebastian, disappointed, tells Holly she should have trusted him. She responds in near hysterics that he should trust her enough to not keep her caged like an animal. He admits he needs Holly to be sober in case he dies. She laughs and tells him she is caretaker for no one. Holly is disappointed when Sebastian opens her door but refuses to grant her freedom. As he tucks her into bed, she glances at the open door with a smile on her face.
After treating Olivia to a belated honeymoon on the beach, Bill awakes alone. While calling for his wife he finds a note she left for him saying she had a beautiful time but must say goodbye. Olivia arrives at the airport to find her nanny and Emma waiting for her to board a plane to San Cristobel. Bill phones Olivia, who answers but doesn't say anything. In the background he hears flight information over a speaker and rushes to the airport. When he arrives he finds Olivia who is determined to leave the country to spare him the scrutiny of being involved with a murder suspect. Bill tells her if she left his life would be worse, not better. Olivia is moved by his profession to protect her and Emma from the Spauldings no matter what happens. She agrees to stay in Springfield.
Cassie and Edmund spend the evening making love and discussing the possibility of raising a child together. Cassie recalls Jonathan's taunts that she could bear a child as heinous as he is and Edmund has been. Edmund discounts her fears and tells her no matter what their child will be loved every day by loving parents who have devoted their lives to each other. Later, as they prepare dinner, Cassie receives a call from the doctor requesting they come in for more fertility testing. Edmund worries there may be problem when Cassie smiles and tells him it's his turn for testing. He groans as he realizes he has a date with a cup!
Jeffrey and Dinah have just finished making love in his suite when he comments that she came prepared for romance. Dinah laughs and says she is a modern woman and carrying a condom in her purse is not a big deal. Jeffrey remarks she has never done so before and examines the condom wrapper to find several holes poked in the package. Dinah denies any wrongdoing until he grabs her purse and discovers her handy needle. Realizing she's been caught, Dinah tells Jeffrey she wants what other people have - the opportunity to raise a child. Jeffrey tells her she is 'desperate, angry and needy' and that is no kind of life for an innocent child. Dinah, unmoved, tells Jeffrey to get used to the idea because she has a feeling her mission was accomplished. She goes on to say she will not seek support from him or any other type of involvement.
Jeffrey is sidetracked from berating Dinah about her deception when she tells him they must join together to stop Edmund and Cassie from having a child. Jeffrey refuses his assistance but listens as Dinah tells him she has information which will destroy Edmund and Cassie - information which will send Cassie rushing to Jeffrey's arms for support.
Josh and Reva meet their friends Ross and Blake at 'Elizabeth & Company,' the new, improved 'Company.' Seated at a table set with a fancy linen tablecloth, the couples compare their complicated lives. As they do, Josh and Reva's most recent major complication - Jonathan, enters the restaurant. He joins the group and does his best to insult the Marlers. When he is left alone with Blake, he says whatever he can to offend her, but she isn't fazed - he has met his match! But when Reva asks how the conversation had gone, Blake is polite, but admits "he got a little personal." Reva is furious with Jonathan, and decides the only way she can stop his confrontational ways is for him to vent his anger where it belongs - at his abusive adoptive father, Alfred. Jonathan is not convinced.
As Ross and Blake leave the restaurant, a nurse presents them with a package containing the items left by Sebastian during his hospital stay. The news of his illness is a surprise to them both. Inside the package is his two-way radio for communicating with Holly. Meanwhile, in Holly's mysterious island prison, the balance of power is changing in her favor. She shrewdly convinced Sebastian that she had consumed the entire bottle of wine he'd left outside her cell. But she was actually bluffing! When she wrestled with him, pretending to reach for the flask of vodka he had showed her earlier, Holly instead grabs the remote control to the cell door. Sebastian tries without success to convince her to give it back to him. As he does, they both hear Blake's voice on the two-way radio. Holly and Sebastian dive for it, but as they do, it is broken in the tussle. Their fight has brought on yet another of Sebastian's "episodes." At first, Holly thinks he's pretending, but when he tells her to get his pills on the other side of the cell door, she opens it and for the first time in weeks, walks out into freedom. As she reaches for his pills, she watches him writhe in pain and considers her options.
Harley and Frank argue when he discovers she knew all along Buzz could be considered a suspect because he was the only person who knew the combination to the burglar alarm at Company the night Phillip was murdered. Harley refuses to allow Frank to consider their father a suspect, but when forensic tests show Buzz's fingerprints on the murder weapon he is forced to bring his father in for questioning. Gus appears at the police station and Harley tells him about the gun. Gus tries to comfort her, and insists they will figure this out - but Harley already knows what it is they need to do...
Frank brings Buzz into the police station for questioning. Alone in the interrogation room, Buzz is remembering the fire on 5th St. as Frank enters to question him. Gus follows Frank into the room, announcing he has been hired by Frank to act as Buzz's attorney. After Buzz admits to having seen Phillip the night he was murdered, Gus interrupts the interrogation and refuses to allow him to answer any more questions. As Frank is demanding to know if he killed Phillip, Alexandra enters the room and proclaims Buzz is innocent. Alexandra attempts to provide him with an alibi, admitting she was not in jail that night. When Frank makes it clear he does not believe her alibi, Buzz kisses Alexandra and thanks her for trying. Alan takes Alexandra away, and Frank is called to the Spaulding Mansion by Beth and Rick.
Michelle leaves Tony and goes for help. In the jungle, she runs into a man who says they need more help to get Tony. He tells her to wait for him to return for her. As Michelle waits in the jungle, Holly is able to escape from Sebastian and sets out through the jungle. After stopping to remember her past with Roger, and seeing a correlation with Sebastian, Holly returns to help him in what she thinks is his time of need. As the stranger returns for Michelle, she is shocked to see that rather than help for Tony, he has brought Sebastian. Holly is looking for Sebastian at the villa and is about to leave once again, when he arrives and locks both Michelle and her into the room where she has been held captive.
As Marina arrives to meet Danny and Robbie, she discovers Robbie is at preschool and she is not needed as a nanny today. She and Danny begin a snowball fight which brings them closer together.
Mel and Rick are arguing over Phillip, and his need to remember Phillip as the friend. As Mel leaves to answer a telephone call, Beth and Rick begin to reminisce over a high school yearbook. When Mel refuses to join them, Beth and Rick go to the Spaulding Mansion to visit with James and to continue talking about the Phillip they used to know. Once they arrive, Beth and Rick discover Ruth hiding in the study and a letter written by her claiming to be the killer. Beth locks her in the study as Rick calls the police.
Jonathan is fearful of joining Reva for a reunion with Alfred, his abusive, adoptive father. Sandy warns Reva not to get on a plane alone with "psycho" Jonathan. Reva ignores Jonathan's angry accusations about Sandy's lies and embraces Sandy as her friend. She refuses to choose between Sandy and Jonathan but stays with Jonathan to wait for their flight.
Coop and Marina assure Lizzie they aren't going to argue with her about Company. Lizzie suspects they are up to something and fires them.
Rick and Beth trap "Ruth" in the study of the Spaulding home. Harley and alter ego Ruth "argue" over her/their dire situation as Frank closes in on Ruth. She hits Frank over the head with a vase and escapes from the house.
Rick plans to take a leave of absence from the hospital and charter a sailboat. He longs to escape Springfield and the memories of Phillip. Beth turns down Rick's request to join him on the boat.
Gus tries in vain to get Buzz to come clean about Phillip's murder.
Lizzie flounders as she tries to keep the food orders, supplies and employee schedules straight at her new restaurant. Alexandra encourages her not to give up. Lizzie rebounds by giving her disgruntled customers free pizza. After canoodling with Buzz, Alexandra changes her tune and asks Lizzie to give Company back to Buzz. Coop, pretty in a pink Elizabeth & Company shirt, schemes to distract Lizzie with his charm. Lizzie has her own plans for Coop.
Buzz confronts Ruth in front of Company. When he appears to have a heart attack, Ruth is forced to call 911 at the risk of revealing herself as Harley.
Billy encounters Olivia at the Beacon and is surprised to learn from Bill that she's packing up to move in with him. Just then, Alan enters wanting to speak to Olivia about Emma, specifically a custody arrangement. He points out that Olivia could be facing jail time and believes that the Spaulding family can provide Emma with a more stable environment. Alan says that even if Olivia can establish her innocence, he'd like them to share Emma. Olivia's against that idea, citing Phillip and Lizzie as examples of what kind people the Spaulding family turns out. Alan tells Olivia he'll speak to a lawyer about his rights and then leaves. There for the entire exchange, Billy suggests that Olivia compromise with Alan, because when it comes to the Spauldings, you either surrender or fight fire with fire. After he leaves, Bill assures a worried Olivia that he will help her fight. But Olivia's not very reassured since there is nothing he can do to help her--he's not Emma's father. After she goes upstairs, Bill makes a phone call asking to meet with someone. A little later, a woman arrives and Bill asks her to help him get Olivia something very special for Christmas. Later, a depressed Olivia comes downstairs and Bill asks her what's wrong. She responds that she was just thinking how her life seemed so perfect right now and she doesn't want to lose it. He tells her she won't; that he is going to get her and Emma something for Christmas that will take all their troubles away.
Reva and Jonathan are the woods right outside his house at San Jamal. He seems to be wary about going in and warns her about his father, Alfred. Reva tries to tell him that he has to face his demons, but he's not very moved. He tells her he's not going to suddenly change just because he saw the man who abused him. Reva tells convinces him to go in, but when they arrive, the house is empty. Soon, they spot a vagrant who states that the house was empty when he got there. He said he heard that the man died in a boating accident a few months ago and the woman left soon after. He then hurries out. Reva mentions that Alfred must have died about the time Jonathan came to Springfield. Jonathan thinks he knows what she's getting at---she thinks he killed his parents. Suddenly, he starts advancing on Reva and appears to confess to the crime, as well as the ozone layer and the budget deficit. Not very amused, Reva reiterates that she isn't afraid of him. But he's skeptical and suddenly lashes and forces her into a chair, stating that if he could do this to his adoptive parents; think what he could do to the woman who left him. But Reva is still not scared, and suddenly turns the tables on her son, forcing him into the chair. She then maintains that he's the one who's scared. With that, Jonathan freaks out, bolts up and starts yelling at his father for beating him and his mother for watching it happen. He then asks who could blame him for getting rid of a guy like that. But, quietly, he states he didn't. Reva tells him his games don't sway her; she sees the pain in his eyes. She tells him she thinks they're done here and leaves. Jonathan then picks up a pack of cigarettes left behind. He lights one up, takes a puff, and throws the lit cigarette on the chair as he leaves. Outside Company, Frank sees "Ruth" hovering over an unconscious Buzz and thinks she did something to him. He tries to confront her, but then Gus arrives and makes if possible for her to escape. Buzz is then rushed to the hospital. Soon, Harley arrives and she and Gus argue about her plan to nail the murder on Ruth. After hearing that Buzz is okay, Harley leaves. Soon after, Alex arrives, anxious to see Buzz. Gus, remembering how Buzz and Alex were lying for each other wonders why she's in such a hurry to see him. Alex realizes what Gus is saying and insists that she did not kill Phillip. Gus tells her, most emphatically, that he's going to find out who did and if it was her, he can't protect her this time. Just then Alan enters and tells Alex that Gus isn't interested in nailing her for murder, he's just interested in proving himself to Harley. Alex tries to get through to Gus again that she did not kill her nephew and wants him to believe that. He tells her that she can start by honoring Phillip's last request--working in the Spaulding mailroom Alex is shocked at first, but quickly complies, stating that she wants to regain his trust. She then goes in to see Buzz and tells him about Gus reading her the riot act. She tells him that Gus is determined to find out which one of them pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, out in the hall, Alan tries to convince Gus that Alex is innocent. As a token of good faith he even gives Gus a motive by telling him about Phillip's threat to get Alex lost in the prison system. He also tells him that Alex told him about that threat because she trusted Alan to save her, which he did.
Leaving the hospital, Harley encounters a hooker she recognizes and after talking realizes the hooker might have seen something the night Phillip was killed. The woman states that she saw a man there that night--a man with horns. Later, Harley sees Billy walking near Company and starts talking to him about his Cadillac---the one with long horns in the front. She starts to imply that maybe he killed Phillip since he obviously lied about not being at Company that night. She informs him that the police are looking at Buzz right now as the prime suspect. Billy starts telling her that she's barking up the wrong tree, but after she threatens to go to the DA, he admits that he did lie but he didn't kill Phillip. He was summoned to Company by Phillip that night, but was undecided about whether or not to do it. So he just rode around and only got out of his car once, at the all night Pharmacy. Harley wonders why Phillip wanted him at Company, what did Billy have a stake? When she brings up that he's been involved in a shooting before, he reiterates that she's going after the wrong person and walks away.
Back home, Alan gets an unexpected visitor--the lawyer Bill met with. She tells Alan that Bill wanted her to get something special for Olivia for Christmas--he wants to adopt Emma.
Gus finds Harley outside Company and she tells him about her misguided attempt to grill Billy about Phillip's murder. He mentions that he tried that with Alex as well. Harley tells Gus that there are only two real suspects in this case---herself and her father.
Billy is on the phone with someone. He frantically tells them that he wanted them to scare Phillip, not kill him. He instructs the other person to disappear off the face of the earth.