DEVON uses his investment in DR NEVILLE’s research so he and NEIL can bring down the doctor for illegally treating HILARY. Neil also hopes to convince Hilary to take Devon back. The plan almost backfires when Hilary gets involved with Neville’s research project but Neil promises to protect her. Meanwhile, ASHLEY raises eyebrows when she makes the mysterious decision to invest in Neville’s project too.
Desperate to reunite the Abbott family, PHYLLIS traps BILLY and JACK alone to sort out their differences. Billy is resigned to the fact he’s ruined everyone’s lives but at Phyllis’s instigation Jack offers to forgive him if he cleans up his act. Billy promises he will and vows to regain VICTORIA’s love too.
VICTOR acts like a Christmas Grinch until FAITH sets him straight; ADAM and CHELSEA are united at Christmas; MARIAH is suspicious of DR ANDERSON, who reacts harshly to hear that SHARON is associating with SAGE and NICK; and LILY fears that her marriage is over.
NOAH stages an argument with Victor to lull LUCA into a false sense of security; STITCH pleads with his ex-wife to let their son MAX attend his wedding to ABBY; and Billy interrogates Mariah about KEVIN’s hacker friend NATALIE.