After the holidays, Billy realized that he was ready for more from his relationship with Mac. Then Ralph showed up in Genoa City and began stalking Mac.
He shared his feelings with her and tried to avoid pressuring her, but could not accept her insistence that she was not ready and wanted to wait. He coerced Amanda into helping him steal from the Chancellor Estate.
Mackenzie, dejected by her father's death, went missing.
Mac's new friends, Billy and Raul Guittierez, searched for her.
Katherine returned alone from her search for Mac's father in India where he was a missionary.