Rafe finds out who owns the boots, Anna creates a kidnapper's note, and Carly admits her feelings for Bo.
At the hospital, as Carly is telling Bo what happened last night, Daniel approaches them and says that he knows who put the body in Mrs. Parker’s room and why. A new orderly was to blame for the mix-up. Carly asks Bo to wait for him for a few minutes. Bo asks Daniel about their friendship. Daniel says he had no idea Carly had been married to Victor. He says he’s glad that Bo doesn’t have his father’s point of view. Bo tells Carly that they need to pay Vivian a visit. She says to leave it alone. They argue and he insists they talk in private and develop a strategy.
Will is at Mia’s front door and asks Mia if he can pick her up around 7:00 PM? She says yes, then her cell rings and it’s Chad. He asks her the exact same question. When she hangs up, Will asks who that was, but Mia avoids the answer. She tells him that Aunt Maggie went to the market. He invites her to go with him to get a hot chocolate and he leaves. Mia shakes her head.
Ari and Brady are in bed making love and she pleads for him to let her go to work. She suggests that next time they just do the making up part and skip the fighting part. As Brady leaves her to take a shower, there is a knock at the door. It's EJ. She tells EJ that it’s not a good time but he walks in anyway saying that he needs some answers. He asks her why she went to Cleveland. He suspects that she knows more than she’s letting on. Ari is miffed that EJ suspects she might have something to do with Sydney’s disappearance. She claims she went to Cleveland with Brady. EJ angrily accuses her of the kidnapping. Brady emerges from the bathroom and tells him to back off. He asks EJ what he’s doing there. EJ says he believes that it was a woman who took Sydney. Ari pleads that she was at the Java Cafe with Melanie. She didn’t know that Sydney disappeared until all of them were in Ohio. EJ sits on the bed and apologizes for speaking to her like that. He says he can’t sleep, can’t eat. He’s out of leads. She says she understands. He says it’s hard to be hopeful when they don’t know who has her. He blames himself and hopes he has a chance to make it up to her.
Chloe visits Nicole at the jail. She knows Chloe is busy right now and thanks her for visiting. Chloe says she brought a gift for her, a mystery book to read. She thanks Chloe for trying to cheer her up. Nicole tells her she just wants Sydney found safe and sound. Nicole wishes she could help in some way. She remembers these ‘boots’ on the night Sydney was taken but no one believed her. Rafe is the only one who believed her. Chloe leaves to go and Nicole thanks her for visiting. She tells her not to feel guilty that she is stuck in jail. Chloe offers to speak to Brady to change his mind about visiting her but Nicole tells her not to.
At home, Sami kisses Rafe who says he has been up since 4:00 AM. He tells her that after she went to bed, he went to see Stefano in jail and that he got him to tell him the truth. He doesn’t have Sydney. Somebody else does. He admits he gave Stefano truth serum so he’s sure Stefano is telling the truth. Sami tears up and says that Sydney could be anywhere. She can’t understand someone being so evil. Rafe doesn’t think it was Nicole. He says the woman who took Sydney wore very distinctive boots. Sami screams at him that they are running out of time. The phone rings and it’s EJ. He has a plan.
At home, Anna carries Sydney and tells her that the more she is around her, the more she adores her. She says that Sydney belongs there with her. She tells Sydney how her Uncle Tony would have doted on her. She shows Sydney a photo of Tony, the best man she ever knew. Anna smiles wickedly as she says that people will soon be suffering even more than they are now. She looks at the note she has made that says, “I have your daughter.” She tells Sydney that they are going to have a very special Christmas together.
Gabi runs into Will outside the store and says she’s sure it’s hard for him to get into the holiday spirit this year. She asks if they are any closer to finding his sister. He says no and tells her he’s taking Mia McCormick to the dance.
T shows up at Mia’s door to get the cell phone he left at her place last night. He apologizes for Kinsey’s behavior last night. Mia is pre-occupied and admits she did something really stupid and horrible and doesn’t know how to fix it. Mia says she’s mad at herself for making two dates to the dance. He asks if she has early dementia or something. He suggests that she call Will and tell him that she’s going with Chad. She asks him not to tell Kinsey.
At home, Carly and Bo argue and he asks her to let him finish. Then, they cut the tension by laughing. He tells her after all these years, she’s still impossible. She asks him where the family photo went that was on the table. He says that Hope took it and that he thinks they are finished. He tells her he doesn’t really understand how the two of them got to this point. He starts to unload and then apologizes for dumping on her. She gets upset and she admits she is happy to hear this. Carly admits she is falling in love with him again.
Chad runs into Gabi and mentions that he's taking Mia to the dance. She tells him that she heard that Will was taking Mia to the dance. Chad can’t imagine where she heard that from. She finds an excuse and leaves.
Will returns to Mia’s later and she admits she did something and wants to tell him but they keep getting interrupted. Chad arrives and asks Mia to clear up the confusion about who’s taking her to the dance.
Nicole sits in her cell and Brady comes to the bars and looks at her. She says she didn’t think that she would ever see him again. She says she has no right to, but she wants to ask him something. She asks him not to stop looking for Sydney until he finds her. He promises.
At the mansion, EJ sees Sami and Rafe and tells them about seeing Ari. He wants to offer a cash reward. Rafe’s phone rings and he looks shocked. He’s found out the name of the woman who owns the boots. Someone they all know very well.
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Will wonders who Mia really wants to go to the dance with.
Sydney is photographed.
Sami chokes Kate.
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