Billy manages to leave Amanda's apartment without being seen. Alison wants a reconciliation with him but he turns her down. Matt promises Nikki a Christmas party. Billy and Jake attempt to find a tree for the courtyard and end up running into Jo and Alison. Billy attempts to fly home for Christmas, but is unable get a flight and ends up playing Santa at Nikki's party. Alison sees him attempting to sneak a present into her stocking during the night and they manage to sort out their problems. Sydney goes to confession and gives up prostitution. Nikki returns to Russia.