At ConFusion, Greenlee tells Jackson she doesn't want to cast suspicion on Ryan to get herself out of trouble. Jackson orders Greenlee to not let her feelings for Ryan cloud her troubles. Greenlee believes Jackson can get her off without dragging Ryan down. An exasperated Jackson shows Greenlee the latest tabloids. Greenlee sadly says that it is all trash. Jackson tells her that Ryan is in the picture whether she likes it or not. Greenlee changes the subject and asks where she can stay to hide from the media.
At his home, Caleb asks for Erica's help. She orders him to properly pitch her the idea of coming onto Cortlandt because she is so valuable. Caleb balks, but Erica wants to know she would be appreciated. Caleb tells her to level with him. Erica wants a peaceful work environment. Caleb retorts he'll leave his shotgun at home. Erica wonders what she is really getting into with him. Caleb assures her that he's in it for the long haul. They shake on the business deal. Erica wants to push the Chandlers. Caleb wants to go after JR. Erica thinks they have to go through the people around him. Caleb thinks Asher might be the key. Erica believes they can turn him over to their side. Caleb receives a letter and says he has the perfect excuse to pay JR a visit.
Scott listens on as Annie and JR argue inside the living room at the Chandler mansion. Scott enters and says, "Don't worry. At least this time you both have your clothes on." JR tells Scott that something big has happened and they have to work together. Annie informs Scott that Caleb knows about Scott stealing Palmer's idea. Scott wants cash. He goes to a safe and toys with a gun. Colby interrupts and Scott comes to and tells his loving family that they are on their own before leaving. Colby demands to know what is going on and wants to help. Colby thinks Annie has ruined everything. An angry JR leaves to make phone calls. Annie tells Colby she couldn't make her feel any worse. Colby wants to give it a shot. Colby thinks Annie always plays the victim. Annie reminds her she has a daughter to protect. Colby hopes Scott will throw her out and leaves.
Asher reads a letter on a park bench. The letter explains that one day he'll be reunited with his father and understand why Caleb wasn't around.
Ryan and Madison return to his home to find an annoyed Kendall waiting. She informs them that Greenlee's scandal is hurting business at Fusion. Ryan wants to focus on clearing Greenlee, not business. Madison offers to do research and see how to fix the PR nightmare. Madison leaves and Kendall tells Ryan that Madison is great. Ryan is adamant that once the trial is over, nothing will be holding him and Greenlee together. Kendall wonders how he can forget about Greenlee. Ryan thinks something always goes wrong with Greenlee and Madison is right. Kendall just wants them all to be happy.
Erica bumps into Asher at Krystal's bar. She asks him what his story is. Asher tells her he works for Caleb's competitor. Erica reveals she is partners with Caleb and Asher retorts that Caleb is a phony! Erica thinks there is a lot about Caleb he doesn't know. Erica explains how Caleb is fulfilling Palmer's wishes. Erica lays it on thick and tells Asher he must be very special. Asher refuses to work for Caleb.
Scott takes a walk. He flashes back to JR telling him to go back to being Stuart's son, Annie reciting her wedding vows, and finding Annie and JR naked together. He then thinks he hears Stuart's voice telling him he'll always be proud of him. Scott wonders how Stuart can be proud of him after what he has done. He flashes to promising Stuart that he won't change.
Erica returns home and yells to Jackson that she has had the most exhausting day. Greenlee emerges and says, "It sounds like someone needs a hug." Jackson orders Greenlee to play nice. Erica is annoyed, but Greenlee tells her she owes her an apology. Erica agrees to try because it is important to Jackson. The two leave Erica alone to see Ryan. Erica looks at a picture from her trip with Jackson and hugs it.
Colby is surprised to find Asher waiting in her room. Colby wishes her dad would come back. She asks Asher about losing his dad when he was younger. Asher claims he's over it. Colby asks what he would say to his dad if he were there. Asher doesn't think he would know what to say to him. Colby thinks his dad would tell him he's proud of him.
Greenlee and Jackson go to Ryan's home. Ryan reveals to a stunned Kendall and Greenlee that he proposed looking guilty to Jackson. Ryan wants to help and put an end to all of it. Jackson assures them the plan will work. Greenlee doesn't want his children to suffer, but Ryan pleads with her to let him help before Jackson escorts her away.
Caleb arrives at the Chandler mansion with a special delivery for JR. He serves JR with papers that grant Marissa temporary custody of AJ. JR realizes Marissa took pictures of the trashed living room. Caleb laughs that Annie can be JR's character witness at the custody trial. JR boasts that he owns Caleb, but Scott enters and tells JR they were supposed to be better than this. Scott tells Caleb he is ready to come clean!
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