The kids are on the bus on their way to the ski resort as Olivia flirts with Steve; Steve plays his guitar; Matt and Maxie bat their eyelashes at each other; the bus driver takes a short cut and Morgan is on the phone with Carly telling her that Molly is boring Michael with YA literature talk. Suddenly the driver loses control of the bus and swerves! Carly listens with horror as she hears tires screeching, glass breaking and her children screaming before the line goes dead. Turning to Jason, who is standing nearby, Carly tells him she thinks the bus—carrying most of Port Charles's children, a la The Sweet Hereafter—has crashed! Nikolas and Brook Lynn arrive and immediately head to the hospital when they hear the news. Carly calls the police station before jumping into Jason's car. Together Carly and Jason race to follow the bus's route hoping to find the kids. Along the way Carly is hit with guilt as she confides in Jason that she made Olivia chaperon the ski trip in her place.
Brook Lynn and Nikolas arrive at the hospital with the bad news. Robin, Patrick and Lisa prep the ER for the influx of victims as Elizabeth freaks out. Her brother Steve is on the bus, not to mention sweet little Cameron! Nikolas does his best to comfort Elizabeth as Brook Lynn watches.
Luke arrives to Lucky at the police station to ask him to track an old "friend" of his. He and Tracy are going to Prague for their honeymoon, but Luke plans to look up his friend and search for the elusive and valuable Three Sisters Diamonds as well. Lucky chides his father before doing a quick computer search and comes up empty. Tracy enters, wanting to know what they are up to, but Luke quickly appeases her and they leave. Siobhan arrives, dressed to kill and realizes that Lucky forgot their date. Lucky apologizes and is about to close up shop when the call about the bus crash comes in. He's stunned to learn that Cameron is on the bus, which goes to show how unconnected Lucky has become because he used to know every detail of his sons' lives, including what they had for breakfast that morning.
Dante and Brenda arrive at the hospital (we have no idea why they are together or why they went to the hospital) when they learn about the bus crash. When Dante hears that his mom, brothers and sister were on the trip, he heads to an empty corridor to freak out. Brenda follows and gives him a huge hug, allowing us to see that she had time to put highlights into her hair.
At the mob restaurant Theo arrives and grills Conan about Sonny while Sonny vents to Alexis in his office that Theo is late. Alexis assures him that Theo is more than capable and follows Sonny into the dining area. Theo impresses Sonny when he reveals he's been doing his homework, but Sonny makes it clear that the man Brenda killed deserved to die. Theo's face hardens; that man also had a father. How would Sonny feel if someone shot one of his sons? Before Sonny can reply that someone indeed shot one of his sons causing the boy to lose a year of his life to a coma, he and Alexis learn about the bus crash. Both go pale realizing Michael, Morgan, Kristina and Molly are on that bus.
Meanwhile the bus victims slowly regain consciousness in the snow. Steve finds Cameron on the ground near him; luckily Cameron is okay, just scared. Michael is with Molly and Kristina; Taylor and Ali are with the bus driver. Unfortunately the bus driver isn't doing so well and dies before Steve can get to him. Matt has a broken arm and Kristina helps Ali make a fire. Michael goes to look for Morgan, but finds a badly injured Olivia instead. Steve and Olivia try to keep things light, but Olivia is in a lot of pain. It's clear she had internal bleeding and she asks Steve to tell Dante she loves him—just in case.
Michael hears a truck and decides to run toward the road hoping to flag it down as everyone else huddles around the fire tending to their injuries. Kristina struggles to keep her hysteria at bay as she tells everyone that Michael will find the truck and get help. Unfortunately Michael slips and slides as he runs towards the road. The truck whizzes by before he has a chance to scream and catch the attention of the truck driver. Meanwhile Morgan remains missing