Skye is at Jeff's apartment taking a shower when she hears someone whistling outside. She looks out and sees Billy advancing on her, wielding a knife. He disappears and Jeff calls to ask if anything is wrong Skye says that she's fine and shuts off the water, then comes out and apologizes for what happened the previous night at the party. Jeff tells her that it's okay and figures they can blame it on the hallucinogenic that Lexi slipped Skye. He then reviews the episode footage of the scene with the drugs but figures that it's just the fans recreating another scene from the show. As Jeff tries to work out the connections to Nate, Skye hallucinates someone touching her. when she turns, she sees Billy preparing to stab Jeff... and passes out.
When Skye wakes up, she finds Billy kneeling next to her. She rolls away from him and realizes that she's at The Blood's compound, and grabs a pitchfork to hold Billy off. He assures her that they're all friends and the pitchfork disappears from her hands. Skye runs into a nearby barn and out the other side, only to find herself back where she started. Billy invites her to stay and grabs her, and Skye realizes that she can feel it. She tries to pull away and Billy tells her that she can't leave.
At the hospital, Dr. McClellan checks vital signs and tells Jeff that she's under the influence of a drug. Her brain is overloading from the drug, and Jeff admits that he doesn't know what the drug was or how many people took it. McClellan informs him that Skye's case is the only one that has been reported, and she may be having a reaction to an agent in the drug. The agent is no longer present so they can't analyze it, and until then they can only keep her stable. McClellan tells Jeff that he needs to find a sample of the drug and bring it in.
Jeff calls Lexi and tells her what happened, and she admits that she only had a couple of tabs and she threw away Dustin's number. As they talk, Jeff notices a woman come in to see Skye. The reporter tells Lexi that she's done enough and hangs up, and then goes back to Skye's room. He realizes that the woman is Skye's mother Ginny and explains that Skye was slipped a drug against her will. Ginny points out that Jeff was there and admits that she's been worried about Skye ever since she started working on the show to try and find Steven Rae. Jeff admits that Skye has been helping him find his missing brother, and Ginny realizes that it all has something to do with Cult
. She angrily tells Jeff to go, but Jeff assures her that he's not going anywhere.
Skye runs down a country road only to discover that it leads nowhere. Billy tells her that she's not going anywhere and Skye sets off across a field only to find Billy ahead of her. He tells her that she should accept the present and leave her past behind, but Skye insists that she doesn't want to leave her past behind. She insists that she wants to find her father even though Billy points out that he's dead.
Jeff checks with E.J., who is outside the office trying to track down Dustin. When she sees Bert comes out, she quickly hangs up but the editor figures that Jeff is asking her for another favor.
Sakelik comes to the hospital and informs Jeff that his name and Skye's are tagged. He tells her to leave Skye out of it, and Sakelik asks if Jeff has watched the video. She warns Jeff that Nate is the only thing keeping him safe and refuses to say what Nate has. Jeff tells Sakelik that they need a sample of the drug she took from Dustin and begs the detective to help Skye. Sakelik refuses to involve herself and tells Jeff to walk away, and then leaves.
Billy tells Skye to let go of what she can't control. Kelly arrives and orders Billy to step down. She draws her gun and he takes out his knife. When Kelly warns him to stay away, Billy tosses his knife away and walks toward Kelly, assuring the FBI agent that he's no threat. Skye echoes the lines as Kelly says that she wants her sister back, and Billy warns that Kelly's obsession is consuming her. He keeps walking and tells Kelly that he's not the one who needs to stop. After a moment, Kelly gives him the gun and they hug. Skye wonders why Kelly would embrace her tormentor and the agent says that there's a time when it's best to give in. Billy echoes her words and invites Skye to stay with him forever.
Jeff paces nervously while waiting for the doctor to bring Skye back from testing, and Ginny ignores him. When they return, the doctor warns them that Skye's brain could suffer permanent damage from the accelerated activity brought on by the drug. He warns them that all they can do is slow the progression, and Ginny insists that there's something that they have to do something for her daughter. Jeff gets an idea, takes out his phone, and walks out.
At Fandomain, Jeff arrives to meet with E.J. and finds Bert waiting for him. The editor is ready to fire him and Jeff insists that he needs E.J.'s help.
Skye sits in her room and stares, fascinated, at a crystal mobile. Kelly is there with her, putting on her white dress, and tells Skye to listen to what Billy has to say. Skye can't believe that Kelly forgave him, and the agent says that it's time to put the past behind her. She asks Skye the last time that she felt free and Skye says that it was the day before her father disappeared. As they talk, Skye sees someone standing outside the window and wonders if it's Steven Rae. Kelly tells her not to be scared, and Skye goes out to confront... her father, Quentin.
Quentin greets his daughter, who insists that he isn't real. He strokes her cheek and reminds her of the last time they were together. Skye was mad at him because he wouldn't let her to go to a midnight movie with her friends, and Skye refused to give him a hug as he left. They hug, crying.
Bert can't believe that Jeff wants Sakelik's home address, but Jeff insists that Sakelik is the only one who might have a sample of the drug. The editor offers to do it himself rather than let E.J. get involved, but only if he can go with Jeff.
Ginny hovers at her daughter's side.
As Quentin brushes Skye's hair, he wonders how she's getting along with her mother. She finally tells him that his wife gave up on him. Quentin tells Skye that she moved on, she didn't give up, and she had to raise Skye. Skye wonders if she's chasing a ghost but Quentin ignores the question and tells her that she can finally stay at the compound and find peace. He tells her to stop looking for him and Skye refuses, and Quentin admits that he always kept pushing until it destroyed his family. Quentin begs Skye to stop fighting and give up.
Skye flatlines and the nurses come in to revive her.
As they drive to Sakelik's house, Bert asks what Jeff's connection is to Skye. The reporter admits that Skye is the only thing that has kept her from getting lost in all of the insanity. They drive by and see Sakelik working in her yard. Bert pulls into a side street and Jeff immediately climbs over the fence, ignoring Bert's objections. He searches the refrigerator while Bert approaches Sakelik and keeps her distracted by asking for directions. As Sakelik come into the house, Jeff finds the drug, takes it, and hides. The detective notices that the drawer with the drug is ajar and realizes that it's gone, and then discovers that her back door is open.
That night, Jeff returns to the hospital and gives the drug to McClellan for analysis. Ginny tells the reporter that Skye stopped breathing momentarily because her body is shutting down. Jeff whispers to his friend, telling her that he's there for her and to not give up.
Skye is having supper with The Blood and sees Jeff sitting next to her, smiling. He disappears and Quentin asks her if there's something wrong. He says that they're finally together, but Skye insists that it isn't right. She tells Quentin that she wants to know the truth about his disappearance, but he says that all she has to do is stay with him. Skye looks down and discovers that her hands are nailed to the table. Billy assures her that he didn't do anything, and Quentin tells her not to fight it. Everyone on the table morphs into Billy and Skye refuses to accept it.
McClellan returns with a counteragent to administer to Skye. He warns Jeff and Ginny that the rest is up to her.
Skye finds herself in a dark field, her hands still nailed to the table. Billy asks why she's still fighting and Skye tells him that all of it is the part of her that wants to stop looking for her father. She insists that she doesn't want to move on any more than Kelly wants to come back to Billy. Kelly appears and Skye tells her that she would never give up trying to find her sister. Quentin appears and tells Skye not to fight, but she says that he's not her father and refuses to give up. Billy tells her that she's delaying the inevitable and she should give up.
Jeff tells Skye to keep fighting.
Skye concentrates and after a minute the table disappears. Billy tells her that she's made her choice and embraces her, saying that he's thankful. Skye tells him that he shouldn't be and stabs him in the stomach, informing him that she still has things to do... and she's not alone.
Skye wakes up and finds Jeff and Ginny at her bedside. Ginny greets her and Skye smiles up at Jeff, who welcomes her back. Jeff goes to get coffee, and Skye admits to her mother that she should have hugged her father the night that he disappeared. Ginny assures Skye that Quentin knew that she loved her, but warns her that she may not get the answers. She warns Skye that even if she gets an answer, it won't make up for the ten years of lost time. Skye insists that she will continue searching and Ginny says that she understands even if she doesn't agree.
Jeff returns with the coffee and Ginny tells Skye that she loves her and then goes for a walk. He tells Skye that she'll be out in a couple of days and she thanks Jeff for finding the sample of the drug. Before he can answer, the nurse brings in a bouquet of flowers. It's unsigned and offers condolences for Bert. E.J. calls Jeff to the hospital and he arrives just as the EMTs bring Bert in. E.J. arrives. As they take Bert in with a gunshot wound, Sakelik pulls up, calls Jeff on his cell phone, and tells him that she warned him. When he wonders what she did, Sakelik said that he's responsible and drives away.