At the cabin, Sharon thoughtfully looks out the glass doors before sitting down to write a letter - to Nick. In the note, she wonders how she ended up there, saying that she had to face the truth, no matter how difficult. She says she is writing to him, because she couldn't keep this to herself anymore. She writes about how she felt when they became a family, and how grown up Noah is now. She says they had everything, and she loved the life they shared. She writes about the moment beside the carousel in Paris, and begins to cry. She then writes about how she felt Nick turning away from her when Cassie was dying.
Nick and Michael drive around puzzling over the whereabouts of Eden and Noah. Michael mutters that Eden will be grounded until she's eligible for medicare. Nick grouses about how they obviously wanted to be alone, and how he can't believe Michael and Phyllis didn't check their story out better!
Phyllis paces at Lauren's house. She has called everywhere she can think of! She says she should have called the principal, and should have went into the bowling alley! Lauren says she understands - Phyllis wanted to believe Noah!
Out at the lake, Noah is on the ice when it begins to crack. He hollers at Eden to go get help.
Colleen and Abby run into Ashley at the GCAC. They are waiting for Brad to join them for dinner. Colleen invites Ashley to join them, saying when Brad gets there, he won't mind. Ashley accepts. Jack walks in and they tell him they are waiting for Brad, but he can join them until he arrives. Jack jokes, but sits down and talk turns to Colleen modeling for Jabot. Colleen says she thought she was forgotten in the takeover, but Ashley says they still want her. Abby is impressed. Suddenly, Abby gets a call from Phyllis asking if she's seen Noah. Abby hasn't, but passes the phone to Jack. Phyllis fills him in. Colleen leaves a message for Brad telling him to hurry up. Colleen mentions to the table at large, that the last time she saw him he was mad. Ashley realizes she is talking about Victor, so she changes the subject. Colleen and Abby go to pick out a gym class to take with Brad to surprise him. Jack warns Ashley that having Victor and Brad go head-to-head over Abby is a seriously bad idea. Ash says they'll put her best interests first.
Brad's car has quit on him alongside the road back from the cabin. As he raises the hood to have a look, he hears Noah shouting, "Someone! Please help!" Brad takes his flashlight and follows the voice. As the ice cracks underneath him, Brad tells Noah he is coming - urging him to keep talking and to hang in there!
Michael calls Lauren to tell her that they saw a man who noticed two kids walking on a path. Lauren is upset because they are on foot in the storm. She gets off the phone and tells Phyllis. As the ramifications set in, Lauren panics and Phyllis tries to reassure her. Phyllis calls Noah's cell phone and pleads with him to call her the minute he gets the message. Phyllis begins to panic, and urges Lauren to go ahead and say it - this is her fault! Phyllis tells Lauren that for Nick, this is just like Cassie - only this time, she's the one who let it happen.
Back in the car, Nick and Michael try to stay calm. Michael muses that they are probably somewhere making out, not even realizing what they are putting everyone through. Nick says he's probably right. Suddenly, Nick gets a call. He listens and says they'll be right there. As Michael looks at him expectantly, Nick says, "We've found Eden and Noah."
Still at the GCAC, Jack tells Ashley that he visited Gloria and offered to drop the civil suit if she sold him the shares. Ashley is not happy that he went behind her back, she likens it to how his marriage went down the tubes. Jack says he never really had Sharon anyway - they were just the two left standing when their partners got together. He says he feels that the history she had with Nick is insurmountable. Abby and Colleen return to the table and tell Ashley they signed up for tennis with Brad. Jack explains that he has to leave - Phyllis called and said Noah is in the hospital - he went through the ice. Abby wants to go too, but Ash tells her to stay. Jack thinks of Sharon being at the cabin without a phone and takes off. Abby recalls that some people mentioned going skating on the lake, but no one was going to actually do it with a storm on the way! She says this must be all Eden's fault - Noah's so into her he'll do anything she says.
Nick and Michael arrive at the hospital emergency room, where they are met by Lauren and Phyllis. Eden rushes into Michael's arms. The doctor says Noah is being treated for hypothermia. Eden explains that they were skating and Noah went through the ice. She says she ran to the farmhouse to call 911, but when she returned, Noah was laying on top of the ice! No one can understand how he pulled himself out, since he was unconscious! As Phyllis calls Vikki, thanking her for watching Summer, the doctor asks them to leave so he can examine Noah. Lauren says she tried to fax Sharon but it didn't go through. Eden apologizes to Nick but he bites her head off. Michael intervenes, but Nick says his son is paying the price for everyone's stupidity, so he doesn't want to hear a word they have to say!
Jack arrives at the hospital and says he spoke to a park ranger near the cabin earlier because he was concerned about Sharon in the storm. Just then, the doctor says Noah is waking up. Nick heads in with Phyllis, and asks Jack to come too. Eden wants to go, but Michael stops her. They ask Noah how he got out of the lake, but he doesn't know! The doctor comes in and says Noah will be fine. Jack tells Noah wryly to please just go to a movie next time! Jack goes out to tell Michael, Lauren and Eden the good news. Michael thanks the doctor profusely. Eden is desperate to go in and see him, but Jack assures her he'll tell Noah she was there. Inside the room, Nick tells Phyllis to stay with Noah - he's got to go tell Sharon. Noah apologizes for lying.
At the cabin, Sharon is surprised by a knock at the door. It's the park ranger, who says a Mr. Abbott called, concerned about her being alone in the storm. She says her generator is working and she will ride it out. He leaves. Sharon returns to her letter. She writes that there is one constant that defines her life - she is the girl who fell in love with him! She says she knows it's unfair to tell him this, but if she doesn't, she'll always wonder if they could have been together again. Sharon grabs the letter and says, "I can't do this." She crumples up the letter and puts it in the bin beside the fireplace.
In the Club, Abby and Colleen are relieved to hear from Ashley that Noah is going to be fine, but they are increasingly worried about Brad, who hasn't come for dinner yet. As the girls leave the table, Ashley wonders to herself where Brad could be.
At the lake, Brad's car is shown covered in snow. By the spot where Noah fell in, Brad's scarf lies beside his flashlight in the snow...
Next on The Young and the Restless:
Phyllis can't believe that Nick is serious about wanting to drive up to the cabin. Nick says he has to tell Sharon about what happened!
Colleen asks JT to help her find her father!
Jack asks Phyllis where she is going. She says she's going to find her husband!
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