On the stand, Michael admits he killed Claudia and recounts that night's events. The judge commends Michael for cooperating with the court and then asks him a final question: When he struck Claudia, was he trying to kill her? He answers that he didn't care what happened to Claudia, he just wanted to protect his mother and sister. The judge again commends Michael and then Dante for abiding by the law on this case. He remands Michael into custody to await sentencing on Friday and no petition for bail will be heard. Dante gets up and asks if he could handle the procedure. The judge allows it and Dante arrests his brother and leads him away. The judge tells Sonny he is free to go for the time being, but reminds them all that charges could be brought against him and Carly and anyone else in the court, including both lawyers, who had a part in the cover up. Court is adjourned and Claire tells Jax they are probably all in more trouble than Michael is. She does think that Michael could get a suspended sentenced though, but Carly probably won't be so lucky. Across the room, Sonny tries to reassure Carly that Michael will be okay, but all an angry Carly can see is that her son was handcuffed by his illegitimate son.
Carly and Sonny continue to argue outside the courtroom. Afterwards, Carly runs into Lulu, and Tracy walks up as Carly rips into her cousin. Tracy defends Lulu saying Carly only has herself to blame for all this misery because she brought Michael into Sonny's world. Tracy says Lulu chose to be loyal to the man she loves, which can't even compare to what Carly has done in the name of loyalty to Sonny. Carly wonders if Tracy would be so quick to defend her had Dante arrested Luke.
Back in the courtroom, the judge dismisses the jury and Diane congratulates Sonny on being a free man.
Olivia finds Sonny outside and urges him to protect Dante from Jason. Sonny will make sure Dante is safe, but lashes out at her for keeping Dante from him, so now they are in this mess. Olivia counters that this is happening to Michael because of him - because he is toxic to his children. Sonny knows he has made mistakes, but he has done the best he could for his kids. She urges him to keep Dante safe and turn things around for all his children by calling Jason off.
Olivia goes to Johnny's place where he informs her he will be going after Sonny. Olivia tries to persuade him to leave it alone, but Johnny says now that Sonny's distracted, it's a perfect time to crush him.
At the penthouse, Jason orders Spinelli to get information on which cops are on their payroll to make sure Michael is treated well. Once Spinelli is done with his task, Jason tells Spinelli he wants him to go with Bernie to the Caribbean to handle some financial restructuring. Spinelli realizes he wants him out of town so he will have deniability for when he goes after Dante. Spinelli urges him not to kill Dante because Sonny and the kids will never forgive him and the killing needs to stop.
Dante brings Michael to the station, who asks why he outed him. Dante explains he was just doing his job, but he was also trying to help him as well. Michel worries he will sentenced to prison, but Dante reminds him he was a minor at the time and has brain damage so he will be get a suspended sentenced and forced to go to therapy, but then he can work on having a better life.
Carly waits in the interrogation room for Michael, as Dante walks in. He tries to explain why he turned Michael in and is confident Michael won't do any prison time. Carly doesn’t want anything to do with him - she just wants to see her son. Michael is brought in and an emotional Carly embraces him. Dante leaves and Michael tries to explain why he confessed. Carly assures him she isn't mad and calls him brave. She says they will get through this and declares they will get him home on Friday. She urges him not to trust Dante, but Michael assures her he will be okay. A cop comes to take Michael back to lock up and he asks his mother to tell his siblings he is okay and that he loves them. She hugs Michael and tells him to take care of himself.
Sonny comes to Michael's cell and they both explain themselves to each other. They also express their respect for one another, but Michael says he did this and he has to face it. Jason walks up and hears Michael assure his father he can do this and will make him proud.
Carly goes home and explains things to Morgan, who gets emotional. She assures him Michael is okay and will be home soon. He knows she's scared though, but she tells him she just wants this to be over. He says it will be because Dante promised.
Dante comes home where Lulu is waiting for him. He's glad to see her and they have a beer as they discuss the day's events. He thanks her for having faith in him and she says she loves him for doing what he thinks is right. Dante is confident the judge will allow Michael to go free.