Alex maintains that Malcolms death was an accident, but Phyllis reminds her that something made Malcolm very angry that night and hints that maybe Malcolm found out about Alex and Neil. Alex denies it, and cries out that Phyllis is heartless to attack her like that. Victoria demands that Phyllis leave Alex alone, but Phyllis insists she cant let it go. Nate wants to know why his dad didnt try to save himself, and Neil explains how Malcolm was a hero. Nate starts crying and runs into Neils arms. Mamie and Olivia admire the collage Alex made of Malcolms pictures. They are relieved that Neil was able to comfort Nate. Nikki feels things have been different with Victor since he returned from his business trip. Nikki assures Victor that she just wants to play it by ear and enjoy whatever time they have together. Victor agrees, and kisses her. Paul reveals to Isabella that he has a daughter named Heather, from a previous marriage. Paul goes on to explain the regret he feels about not being able to watch his daughter grow up. Although Isabella is initially shocked, she is glad that Paul confided in her. Paul is touched that Isabella is handling the situation so well. Larry hopes the party tonight will help make Mac feel better, but Amanda is afraid they have their work cut out for them. Larry watches with disapproval as Billy and Danielle flirt with each other. Amanda and Mac talk about her break up, and Mac admits it bothers her to see that Billy has already moved on. Mac also has an eerie feeling that someone is watching her when she is at the theater.
Brad and Ashley decide not to tell the family about her test results until they learn something definite. Nick informs Sharon that he has to cancel out on the kids again, but assures her it is not becoming a habit. Sharon understands, and later assures Doris that she is still not giving up. Larry confronts Billy about being obviously single, and rubbing it in other peoples faces. Mac claims to Billy that she doesnt care if hes seeing Danielle. Amanda is certain that Billy wouldnt mess with Macs head, but admits her worries that Mac is preoccupied with idea of Ralph tracking them down. At Malcolms memorial service, Victoria warns Phyllis not to make a scene about what she thinks happened in Kenya. Phyllis speculates that Malcolm got freaked out because he found out Alex and Neil still had feelings for one another. Reverend Parkes consoles Alex, who reveals to him how he was Malcolms favorite reverend and would have wanted him to speak. Reverand Parkes remarks to everyone about how wonderful Malcolm was, and to have been his friend was a blessing. Nikki and Victor console Victoria, who is frozen with memories of Ryan. Jill remembers Malcolms talent for photography and starts to cry. Olivia is glad to see Ashley, Brad, and Jack, who express their condolences. Paul arrives without Isabella, explaining to Kay that they havent gone public with their baby news yet. Nate delivers his eulogy to the crowd, exclaiming that Malcolm was a hero, and heroes put other peoples lives before their own. Olivia publicly thanks Malcolm for showing them what a hero is. Phyllis notices Neil holding Alexs hand.
At Ginas, Alex thanks everyone for coming to the memorial service and mentions what a great man Malcolm was. An emotional Phyllis compliments Nate on his speech about his dad being a hero. Neil insists upon talking to Phyllis, but Alex says it will only make things worse. Victoria and Neil go over the events of Malcolms fight, whether it happened before or after Victoria saw him. Confusion is still present as to how and why Malcolms mood changed so quickly. Victor notices something is wrong with Ashley, but she avoids him and leaves with Brad. Gina gets everyones attention and announces that shes going to sing Malcolms favorite hymn, Amazing Grace. Sharon and Nick discuss his abrupt departure the night before, and Nick apologizes for being rude. Sharon suggests the two of them have dinner one evening, and Nick says hell get back to her with an answer. Later, Nick sits at the bar and recalls when Carrie asked him if they could have dinner sometime. Victoria reminds Nikki that her job, with their rival company, is taking priority over her personal life. Victoria assures Nikki that its still a sore spot with Victor, and asks her to come work with her at Brash & Sassy. Nikki points out that she will not change her entire life to suit Victor. Victoria goes to get her gloves from Victors coat pocket, and a box falls out with a diamond ring inside. Paul returns home to candles and dim lights, as Isabella prepared a romantic evening. Brad cancels his meeting to be with Ashley at Dr. Thompsons office. Dr. Thompson tells Ashley that the news is not what they had hoped for.
Ashley is stunned to hear that the mass the doctor had found is malignant. When Brad asks what that means, Ashley lashes out replying it means she has cancer. Dr. Thompson informs her that there might be good news because the core biopsy did not reveal an invasive tumor. Dr. Griffith, the cancer specialist, explains that it most likely would not be necessary to have a mastectomy, but rather a lumpectomy. Ashley agrees to the lumpectomy, but doesnt know how to break the news to her family she has cancer. Alex expresses her relief to Mamie that she and Neil have been able to move past their problems and grieve together. Phyllis pulls Neil aside at Ginas, asking him how he can live with himself if his feelings for Alex played a role in Malcolms death. Since Kay and Jill have been getting along peacefully for once, Sean invites Kay to join them for dinner. Kay accepts and informs them that she invited Amanda and Larry as well. Jill is certain Kay and Larry are conspiring against her, and she is determined get the truth out of Larry herself. After another upsetting confrontation with Billy and Danielle, Mac returns home to find Amanda, Larry, and Kay waiting for her. Mac becomes frustrated and walks right back out the door. Billy takes Danielle back to the Abbot Hideaway and kisses her. Brittany apologizes to Raul for bringing up the whole college issue again. Victoria is ecstatic to find the engagement ring in Victors jacket pocket. Nikki walks in and is surprised by the extravagant dinner Victor has arranged.
As Danielle seduces Billy in the hideaway, Billy gets distracted with flashes of Mac. Danielle is at first confused, but decides to throw herself at Billy, taking his shirt off, and getting on top of the sleeping bag. Billy brushes off his memories of Mac, and lowers himself onto Danielle, giving her a hot kiss. Mac returns to the coffeehouse, sees Brittany and Raul kissing, and grabs J.T. to listen to her frustrations. J.T. and Mac are backstage at the school theater, when she pulls him into big kiss. J.T. pulls away, reminding her how this could mess things up for everyone. Mac doesnt want to think anymore, and he pulls her into another kiss. Mac is startled when she notices someone watching them backstage. Kay insists Larry and Amanda stay for dinner, if just to calm her nerves about Mac. Sean and Jill work up a sweat on the treadmill. Jill overhears Larry ask Kay for advice about Amanda, and offers to help. Diego interrupts Raul and Brittanys date with news that their mom is very nervous. Diego hands Raul a college acceptance letter. Raul refuses to open it, and lashes out at Diego to for suddenly worrying about their moms feelings when he never seemed to care before. Nick admits to Victoria that work is the only thing keeping him sane. Victoria reveals that she found an engagement ring for Nikki in Victors coat pocket. Victor thinks romance is difficult to keep alive, but Nikki thinks hes doing a very good job of it. Nikki says its ironic that so many of their most romantic memories are from times that they werent married. Victor doesnt say anything, but draws her closer.
Victor and Nikki share a magical evening together. They discuss rekindling their relationship and living in the moment. After they make love, Nikki expresses her happiness, and that she wouldnt change a thing. Nick realizes that Victoria is convinced Victor will propose to Nikki. As they discuss their parents relationship, Diego arrives. Victoria leaves, and Nick and Diego share a couple of beers. Diego is concerned for his mother since Raul got rejected from college. Raul tells Brittany that he didnt get accepted to Boston Bay College. He knows he wrote a poor essay, and doesnt regret a thing. Brittany doesnt buy his reasoning, but Raul changes the subject and suggests going to a concert. Sean cant understand why Jill suddenly wants to help Larry progress with Amanda. Larry decides that he needs Jills help, and Jill informs him that lessons begin tomorrow in her office. Amanda admits to Kay that she and Mac cant escape the past, but they cant let it make them prisoners either. Kay assures Amanda that everyone makes mistakes and that Amanda has learned from them. Danielle and Billy both begin to feel uncomfortable when their conversation turns to Mac. Danielle is tired of forcing herself on Billy, and storms out. Mac pulls away from J.T.s kiss when she suspects someone watching them backstage. J.T. is tired of being jerked around by Mac. J.T. exits, leaving Mac alone and frightened as she realizes someone has been watching her.
Nikki believes that what happened on Victors business trip is affecting their relationship, and Victor thinks its a positive change. Victoria arrives, and hides her excitement about Nikki and Victor spending the night together. Victor and Nikki are clueless as to whats on Victorias mind. Nick tells the kids theyll get to spend a day together at an amusement park. Sharon pleads with Nick for a second chance to re-open the communication between them. Nick is moved by her plea, and she reaches to hold his hand. Phyllis senses Jack wants to rethink things regarding the custody battle. She worries about her past being used against her in the visitation hearing. Jack believes Phyllis is a changed woman, and that by bringing this issue to light, they will gain a new child. Michael and Sydney discuss Diane not contesting the restraining order. Sydney suspects Diane was playing more to Jack than the judge. Diane admits to Isabella her intentions on finding the weak spot in Jacks marriage. Diane knows she has to play her trump card very carefully, knowing that Phyllis cant give Jack a child. Kay worries why Mac is upset and Mac assures her it has nothing to do with Billy. A scared Mac reveals to J.T. that she saw someone when they were kissing. Angry that she used him and created a story, J.T. leaves. Danielle says she misread Billy, and will get even. Billy says both he and Danielle have something to lose if she talks, and people will start to put the pieces together.
Nikki questions Victoria about the ring she found in Victors pocket. They both think the ring was an engagement ring for Nikki. Nikki notes that Victor must have a reason he didnt give her the ring, but is okay with Victor reconsidering his proposal. Victoria wants Nikki to think about turning things around, but Nikki is fine with whatever happens or doesnt happen. Victor relates to Nick that he and Nikki are in a good place right now, but Victorias expectations are taking some of the joy out of it and he doesnt need the aggravation. After Nick leaves, Connie brings Victor the book he requested, Ruthless by Leanna Love. Sharon confides in Diego that tonight with Nick is exactly what they need. Diego suggests them having dinner at the coffeehouse, since she and Nick share fond memories of the place. Isabella is touched when Paul hires an interior designer to decorate the nursery. Michael is suspicious of Dianes intentions and insists on knowing whats really going on. Ashley admits to Brad that she didnt tell anyone about the surgery since its just out patient, and she does not want to alarm anybody. John, Brad, and Ashley are stunned when Jack reveals that hes Kyles father and is going to fight for full custody. Silva warns Jack that things could get ugly in the courtroom, especially if they go after Dianes character, because her lawyer will be forced to do the same for Phyllis.
Ashley stuns Olivia with news of her breast cancer. Dr. Jamison explains the lumpectomy to everyone. Brad holds Ashleys hand and begins to comfort and encourage her. Olivia informs Ashley that its time for the surgery. Paul and Isabella discuss the fact that Paul feels his mother is up to something. Isabella changes the subject, telling Paul that their child will be incredibly lucky to have him as a father. Lauren approaches Mary at Ginas, warning her that being negative about Isabella will only result in cutting herself off from Paul. Also, Lauren notices from Marys luggage that she was in Australia. Doris senses Sharons excitement about her evening with Nick at the coffeehouse. Sharon states that tonight will be a success even if it only turns out to be a beginning for finding their way back to each other. At the coffeehouse, Nick is discussing business with his associate Jason, when Carrie arrives. Nick decides to head back to the ranch to meet Sharon. When Sharon comes out of the office to find Nick has left, Jason informs her that Nick went back to the ranch to meet her there. Silva presses Jack to come to a decision about the custody battle, but Jack needs more time to decide. Outside the courtroom, Phyllis grabs Diane and exclaims that she is the one to blame for all this mess. An alarmed Jack looks for Phyllis, who disappears and runs to Michael for comfort. Judge Stewart informs Silva that the court needs to know how complicated and lengthy this situation might become.
Brad vents to Olivia that Ashleys situation makes one realize how precarious life can be. Olivia assures him that she understands what hes going through and agrees that theres no reason or justice for bad things happening to good people. Ashley is wheeled in from surgery, and asks Dr. Jamison if shes going to be okay. Lauren runs into Paul and Isabella at Ginas, commenting how happy she is for them. Paul thanks Lauren for being so supportive and warning him about his mothers meddling. Reluctantly, Lauren admits that she saw Mary with a suitcase, and the baggage claim ticket was marked Sydney, Australia. Sharon is disappointed that Nick misunderstood her dinner plans, but decides to bring dinner back to the ranch. Nick pours himself a shot as he awaits Sharons arrival. Sharon wonders aloud if hes changed his mind about being there tonight. Nick hesitates, and then pulls her into a kiss. At first Sharon resists, but then leans in for another kiss. Michael tries to assure Phyllis that hes on her side, and urges her to convince Jack not to go after full custody. Phyllis replies that she would rather have her past brought up than have to deal with Diane on a regular basis. Silva informs the judge that Jack wants sole custody of his child. The judge warns both parties to keep the battle clean. At court recess, Diane brings Kyle to Jack. Jacks face lights up in delight as he holds his son, a scene Phyllis observes from afar.
Paul confronts Mary, claiming she went to Australia to harass Christine about his situation. Mary feels Paul is in danger and did what she had to do. Paul states Mary has hit rock bottom, but Mary claims Paul still has feelings for Christine and this proves his lack of commitment for Isabella. Lauren senses how much it bothers Isabella that Paul is concerned about Christines feelings. Isabella insists that she will fight for Paul, and shes going to win this time. Jill and Sean discuss the summer campaign, shifting the focus to more mature audiences. Sean suggests they star in it, and Jill agrees it has interesting possibilities. Larry thinks Amanda talks too much about Mac, and suggests she concentrate on others things. Amanda apologizes for being distracted, but Larry thinks hes the one who is messing things up. Ashley and Brad are relieved that the tumor was small and the cancer hasnt spread. Dr. Jamison suggests they begin radiation treatments next week. Victor gets upset with Victoria for meddling in his relationship with Nikki. Victoria wants to be the peacemaker, but Victor insists she leave. Nick forces himself on Sharon, who pushes away and wants to take things slowly. Nick exclaims that he just wants to feel closer to her again, but remarks that everything has to be done by Sharons rules. Later, Sharon goes looking for Nick at the coffeehouse, only to find him kissing Carrie.
Jill points out to Larry that he needs her to have better communication and manners with Amanda. Larry is a little skeptical that Jill is offering to help, but he is too concerned that his behavior may drive Amanda away. Olivia questions Neil about the unsettling conversation he had with Victoria. Neil admits that the sequence of events leading up to Malcolms accident wasnt what they thought, and that hes decided not to discuss it with Alex. Olivia suggests Neil discuss things with Victoria and figure out if Alex needs to be in the loop. Michael and Alex discuss the events leading up to Malcolms death. Nikki is exasperated with Victoria butting into her business with Victor. Victoria tries to persuade Nikki that something may be going on between Victor and his ex-wife, Leanna. Victor and Leanna talk about their relationship and how it ended so bitterly. Leanna admits she cant let go of what happened between them. She acknowledges that there are some things hes done that cant be fixed with his money and power. Nikki phones Victor about dinner, but Victor says that this evening isnt good and hangs up. Sharon tears into Nick, questioning him how a married man could kiss another woman. Sharon races home and tries to persuade Diego that she just wants to hurt Nick the way hes hurt her.
Diego informs Nick that Sharons hurting bad, and suggests he not wait and let things fester. Sharon meets with Michael at the Newman ranch, wanting to know when Christine is returning to town. Michael tells Sharon that he will get in touch with Christine and find out if shes willing to come home. Nikki confronts Victor about Leanna Love being at his place last night. Victor insists its nothing for her to worry about. Later, Nikki approaches Leanna at Ginas and reveals that shes her source of information on the Newmans. Alex asks Nate how he is doing and hands him a hand-carved lion that Malcolm picked out for him. Olivia thanks Alex for bringing over the gift, who in turn says it feels good to be around those you love. Neil, Victoria, and Alex try to put the events leading up to Malcolms death in order. Neil suddenly realizes the true scenario. Jack still thinks he can win full custody of Kyle, but he asks Phyllis if they should take the safe route of shared custody. Phyllis is hesitant, but Jack believes having Kyle in their lives will bring them closer together. Some papers arrive for Diane from the judge stating that Jack is granted visitation. Diane questions Michaels confidentiality, and prepares to make her next move.
Jack is baby-proofing the house when Diane arrives with Kyle. Jack is pleasantly surprised that Diane wanted to set up the first visit so soon and allow it to be at his house. Diane decides to stay awhile until Kyle calms down, and Jack suspects she has an agenda. Phyllis confides in Sean, since she lost Malcolm and cant trust Michael. Sean reminds Phyllis how much Jack loves her and how much he despises Diane. Neil concludes that whatever Malcolm was upset over, it wasnt the fight. Putting the pieces together, Alex and Neil realize that Malcolm must have overheard them discussing their feelings for each other. Victoria urges them not to jump to conclusions, but both Alex and Neil think this is the only explanation that makes sense. Olivia remarks to Mamie that Malcolm would not mind his brother and Alex turning to each other for support through this tragedy. In hopes of reuniting Victor and Nikki, Kay offers to let Victor use her yacht for a romantic evening. Leanna discovers that Nikki is her anonymous source. Nikki warns her to leave her family alone, but Leanna is determined to find out whats going on between Victor and Nikki. Nick begs Sharon to put last night behind them and give things another try, but Sharon informs him that shes filing for legal separation. Sharon also explains that shes asking for a restraining order to keep him away from her.
Diane tries to persuade Jack into dropping the petition for full custody. As Jack asks her to leave, Phyllis enters and witnesses Diane leaning over to embrace Kyle. Phyllis admits to Jack that she thinks he should go for full custody, whatever it takes to have as little contact with Diane as possible. Michael informs Chantal that he is only helping Sharon with the separation on a temporary basis until Christine returns. Ashley relays to Brad the sense of relief shes experiencing, and how she is the luckiest woman in the world for all that she has. Brad is impressed by her optimistic attitude and tells her she means everything to him. Victoria tries to assure Alex that things will get better, but Alex regrets admitting her feelings for Neil since Malcolm would still be alive. Olivia comforts Neil, adding that its not his fault either for Malcolms death. Neil is worried about Alex and wants to console her, but Victoria says its not a good idea. Raul and Brittany discuss his college rejection letters and how his mom is really disappointed. Danielle explains to Billy that everyone in school thinks they are a couple now, much to their disliking. Raul questions Billy about his relationship with Danielle, who turns the tables and asks him about Brittany. J.T. observes that seeing Billy with Danielle really upsets Mac. Mac also admits that shes unnerved by working all alone backstage.
Nick informs Victor that Sharon is filing for legal separation. Victor is shocked, but adamantly advises Nick not to give up because theres too much at stake. Diego is comforting Sharon when Victoria enters. Victoria is disturbed that Sharon is confiding in Diego, and Sharon informs her that she has filed for legal separation. Victoria pleads with Sharon not to isolate herself and her children from the family. Sharon threatens to get a divorce if the Newmans dont back off. Diane mentions to Michael that by Jack going after full custody, her case is all the more strong. Michael revels in the irony that Mary has come to him for dirt on Isabella. Mary exclaims that she has been everywhere, including Australia, looking for a way to break up Isabella and Paul. Christine calls Michael, stating she doesnt have any intentions of coming back. Michael explains since its clear Paul has moved on with his life, its time for her to come home. Isabella confronts Paul about his visit with Mary. Isabella comes to the conclusion that Paul is still concerned about Christines feelings. Brad supports Ashleys decision to break the news about her cancer to her family over dinner. Raul notes to Billy how poorly he is handling his breakup with Mac. J.T. accuses Billy of being selfish, and tells him to leave Mac alone. Sean explains that the summer campaign plans are still up in the air, but thinks the added element of Brittany and Rauls relationship along with Danielle would make things very interesting. Larry thinks the person following Mac might be Billy. Mac thanks Larry for opening her eyes, and goes to confront Billy.
Sharon accuses Victor of forcing her into the Newman family, and threatens to get a divorce and skip the separation process. She later apologizes to Victor, but says she has no more remorse for Nick and his actions. Victor offers to talk to the family about not ostracizing Sharon, giving her space in return for her not filing for divorce. She agrees, and Victor gives her a warm hug. Victoria and Nikki debate over whos at fault in Sharon and Nicks troubled marriage. Nikki defends Sharon, and points out that Nick had an affair once before with Grace Turner. Nikki still thinks Sharon will settle down and suggests that the family not get in her way. In her New York office, Grace comes across a news headline stating Nicks marriage is in trouble. Paul and Isabella discuss how ironic the timing of his divorce is. Paul thinks its a sign of failure, but Isabella tries to reassure him that its a sign of new hope for them. Christine resents the fact that Michael is pressuring her to return home, and the fact that he brings up Paul and his impending fatherhood. Gavin, Christines partner, urges her to return to the states, take Sharons case, and then come back when shes ready. John is pleased with Colleens participation in the school play. Sean lets John know who might be interested in working over the summer at Jabot. Mac blames Billy for stalking her, and Billy replies that she needs some serious help. Later, while talking to Colleen, Mac has flashbacks of Ralph and realizes that hes the one stalking her.
Mac runs to the shelter and asks Ned if there is any way her stepfather could have located her and her mom. Ned reassures Mac that finding them would be like finding a needle in a haystack. Mac later confides in Amanda that the man whos been stalking her may be Ralph. Mac sees that this upsets Amanda, and says shes probably jumping to conclusions. Raul assures Brittany that she doesnt have to walk on eggshells about the college issue because its really no big deal to him. He hasnt even decided if he wants to go to college, but he knows that right now hes feeling great, and shes a large part of the reason why hes so happy. Isabella apologizes for bringing up the marriage idea, and Paul also apologizes for getting upset. She asks him to consider marriage, and Paul agrees. Michael senses Lauren still cares for Paul, but she insists there was never any romantic involvement. Michael thinks there is still a chance for her and Paul, but Lauren asserts that Isabella will do anything to keep Paul by her side. Brad worries about Ashleys stamina and suggests she take tomorrow off after the radiation treatment. She reassures him that shes fine, and starts planning their dinner party. Jack offers to take Phyllis away for a weekend trip to thank her for trying to be supportive through all this. At Ginas, Diane approaches Victor and reveals Jack is the father of her baby. Later, Diane asks Gina to see photos of her nephew, Daniel, while Phyllis is seen in the background.
Brad confronts Jack about how he can justify taking away Dianes kid, to which Jack asserts Kyle is his child too. Brad keeps prodding and Jack explodes in anger and orders him to stay out of his life. Isabella and Diane discuss Kyles visitation with Jack. Diane admits that she enjoys seeing the situation get under Phyllis skin. Isabella mentions her pending marriage to Paul, and Diane reminds her that the baby is her ace and she should play it. Isabella has a contraction and thinks she is going into labor. Lauren questions Paul and jumping into a serious commitment before he is ready. However, she hopes he and Isabella can work thinks out because she only wants Paul to be happy. Ashley confides in Victor about her cancer, and Victor offers his complete support. They discuss all of the wonderful memories theyve shared. Phyllis tells Jack about her confrontation with Diane at Ginas. Phyllis expresses her fear that Diane might convince Gina to get Danny to testify against her. Jack tries to convince her that there is no way that Danny will testify, and states that they could just go for shared custody of Kyle. Jack realizes what it is that Phyllis really wants, and asks her if she expects him to give up his son. Larry comforts Amanda and Mac by saying that if Ralph shows up, hell make it clear hes not wanted. They make some phone calls in search of Ralphs whereabouts, and discover that he was last seen working in Tucson. Ralph arrives at the Chancellor home, disguised as the telephone repairman.
Dr. Thompson explains to Paul that Isabella was having Braxton Hicks contractions. Isabella is relieved, and takes this as a sign that they should get married as soon as possible. Paul insists that marriage is a huge decision that he just isnt ready to make right now. Amanda expresses her gratitude to Larry for watching after them. Amanda is surprised when Larry admits to reading Sense and Sensibility. Larry gets defensive and exits. Sean informs Jill that Billys new girlfriend is Danielle. Jill comments that shes an improvement over Mac, but Sean points out that she probably said the same thing about Brittany. Sean then asks how Jills lessons with Larry are going. Larry shows up, telling Jill that he still needs a lot of help. Victor confides in Ashley that he cant help feeling responsible for his familys troubles since he has set a bad example in his past experiences as a husband. Ashley begins to understand that hes worried about having another unsuccessful relationship with Nikki. Kay and Nikki discuss Victors aloofness. As they speculate about Leannas recent visit with Victor, Nikki receives a call on her cell from Victor. She accepts his dinner invitation. Diane warns Jack that if he plans to fight dirty in court, then shell return the favor. However, she would like to settle things outside of court, and Jack agrees. Michael assures Phyllis that Diane and her lawyer have no plans to have Danny or her son testify against her. Phyllis is relieved, but concludes that her only option now is to stay and fight for Jack, no matter what the outcome. Michael goes back to his work, and is shocked to find Christine standing in the doorway.
Christine warns Michael that she has no idea how long she will stay in town. She insists that shes only committed to help salvage Sharon and Nicks marriage. Michael notes that Paul has moved on with his life, and it frees her to do the same. Paul insists that hes not ready to get married. Isabella wants Paul to move out if he cant make a real commitment to her and the baby. Diane warns Isabella that pushing a man to the altar is not wise. Isabella thinks she should tell Paul that she didnt mean to kick him out, but Diane thinks she should sit tight and see what happens. Larry wants Jill to show him how he should act around Amanda. He suggests that he watch Sean and Jill on a mock date. Jill notes that Sean listens and wants to please her, and Larry realizes he has a lot to learn. Victor is glad Nikki accepted his dinner invitation. Victor admits that he has learned from his previous experiences, and hopes that wisdom will help his future with Nikki. Ashley expresses her concern for Phyllis, urging Jack to drop the whole case and not have a relationship with his son at all. The family arrives at Ashley and Brads for dinner. Ashley announces that her mammogram results detected a tumor, which was successfully removed yesterday. Everyone is in shock.
Ashley explains to John that she didnt want the whole family to worry about her because she just couldnt handle everyone elses fear on top of her own. She is relieved that the family knows about her condition. Ashley tells Brad that Jack and Phyllis might need their support with the custody battle. She also pleads with Brad not to let his feelings get out of hand between him and Jack. Phyllis reminds Jack that there are other ways to have a child, but Jack is adamant about pursuing Kyles situation right now. Alex still blames Neil for Malcolms death. Olivia advises Alex not to shut Neil out of her life since they need each others support. Victoria informs Neil that Alex blames him for Malcolms death. She assures Neil that its not his fault, and persuades him not to talk to Alex. At Ginas, Jill teaches Larry proper dinner etiquette. Larry thanks Jill for all that shes done for him, and insists on picking up the tab. Amanda speaks with Sean about her relationship with Larry. She doesnt want to pass judgement on Larrys past, but admits to having her own personal issues which she cant get past. Victor confesses to Nikki that she is the most important constant in his life, but Nikki has a hard time believing that she takes precedence over his business. As Nikki begins to feel like she and Victor are very much on the same page, Victor announces that he needs to leave town again. Nikki questions if his leave will be forever.
Christine pays Sharon a surprise visit, who explains her legal separation from Nick. Sharon explains to Christine that seeing Nick kissing another woman brought back the painful memories of Nick cheating on her with Grace. Christine assures Sharon that she cares about her and Nick and she would like to try to be the bridge between the two of them. Nikki admits to Nick that having the family keep its distance from Sharon might be a good idea. Nikki also advises Nick to focus on himself, and to just do his best. Christine also stops by Nicks office to see if she can stop the separation from becoming a divorce. At the coffeehouse, Larry prepares for a breakfast date with Amanda. Larry informs Mac that he would never treat Amanda badly, and he will do his best to make sure Amanda never looks back. Amanda is unnerved when she runs into Birdie, who lived at the shelter last summer. Brittany and Raul discuss his feelings about getting accepted to college. Neil and Alex argue over who should take the blame regarding the conversation Malcolm overheard. Victoria and Olivia agree to work together in order to help Alex and Neil through the rough times ahead.
Christine lets on to Nick that Sharon feels inadequate as his wife. Nick admits Sharon is all hes ever wanted in a woman. Nick thanks Christine, telling her for the first time in ages he feels like he and Sharon may have a chance. Grace arrives at the coffeehouse, and asks Trevor for Nicks whereabouts. Sharon confides in Diego that shes in a better mood since she spoke with Victor, and that Christine is back in town. Neil believes he and Alex can be there for each other, but Alex doesnt know if thats possible. Neil tells Victoria that he went to see Alex, and things didnt go too badly. Victoria informs Neil that Victor is taking trip and needs the team in place to take over while hes gone. Neil assures her that he can handle it and that things are really okay with Alex again. Brittany and Raul are excited about the college acceptance letter and scholarship. Raul also asks Brittany to the prom, and they agree to go as friends. Larry expresses his feelings to Amanda, revealing that shes becoming more important to him. Jill agrees with Sean that their life is romantic and exciting, but shes not ready to get married. Sean is hurt, and feels he is in the relationship alone.
Grace notices Sharon confiding in Diego. Once Sharon leaves, Grace speaks with Diego and expresses her concern for Sharon and Nick. At the office, Nick is planning a romantic trip to the Caribbean. Victor offers to postpone his trip because Nicks trip with Sharon takes a priority. Later, Grace arrives at Nicks office and flirtatiously offers to help him in any way she can. Christine expresses her optimism to Chantal that Nick and Sharon will work things out. Sharon arrives and asks how things went with her visit with Nick. Billy tells Raul about how excited he is to go away to college and not deal with Mac. Hurt by Jills rejection, Sean gives her the cold shoulder at the Jabot board meeting. Larry tells Amanda what a good person she is and that whatever Ralph did to her, it wasnt her fault. Amanda explains her relationship with Larry to Mac, and asks if she has any problems with it. After Mac exits, Ralph slips out from behind the backstage curtain and frightens Amanda.
Amanda is shocked that Ralph isnt in Tucson. Ralph explains that his friend had some law trouble so he let him take his I.D. to find work in Arizona. Amanda pleads with Ralph to leave, but he wants to know why she sold him out. Ralph suspects Amanda now believes Macs accusations are true, and they are getting along at Ralphs expense. Amanda once again asks Ralph to leave, but he insists that hes not leaving without her. Billy admits to Mac that he cares about her, and would never stalk her. Mac understands, but knows that someone is playing with her head. Brittany notices that Raul gets testy about money when she offers to pay for their prom tickets. Brittany admires him for dealing with money, diabetes, and everything else. She doesnt think her life is worth going into, but Raul thinks otherwise. They kiss. Brad is impressed with Ashleys VIP hospital suite, and Ashley mentions that Victor arranged everything. Olivia enters to prep Ashley for her procedure, and Brad assures her that he will be waiting outside. Christine expresses her optimism to Michael about saving Nick and Sharons marriage. Michael knows shes only in town for this one case, but reminds Christine how well they work together. Nick thinks the best thing Grace can do to help is to go back to New York. Grace wishes he could see her as a friend instead of an enemy. Grace returns to the coffeehouse and runs into Sharon. Sharon cant believe that Grace is back in town just as shes trying to work things out with Nick. When Sharon goes to Nicks office to confront him, she notices Graces phone number on his memo pad.
Ralph begs Amanda to give him another chance. Amanda explains that shes moved on, and that he doesnt hold a place in her life anymore. Ralph continues to badger Amanda for taking Macs side, even though she was lying. Amanda tells Ralph about the fear Macs been feeling lately towards him. Billy reminds Mac that her suspicions about the stalker havent panned out. She apologizes, and agrees not to point any more fingers. Phyllis expresses her determination to Sean about getting Diane out of her life for good. Jack explains to John how he wishes Phyllis would come around and take an interest in Kyle. Phyllis returns home and offers to cook a nice family dinner for Brad and Ashley, after their day of radiation treatment. As Jack goes to the kitchen, Phyllis holds Kyle and begins to let her guard down. Diane enters and is thrown off guard as she sees the two of them bonding. Nikki offers to watch the children while Nick takes Sharon to the Caribbean. Nick worries that Grace has gotten to Sharon, and decides to go get Sharon before anything else transpires. Sharon runs to Diego and tells him that Nick is having an affair with Grace. Diego tries to rationalize the situation, suggesting that maybe Grace made the first move. Diego also comforts Sharon by telling her shes beautiful, and Sharon pulls him in for a kiss.
Diego apologizes to Sharon for what just happened, as they lay nude beneath the sheets. Sharon assures him she wasnt vulnerable, just angry about what Nick did to her. Diego tries to comfort her, but Sharon pulls away. Victoria offers Nick advice on how he can persuade Sharon to come with him without using words. Sharon wonders why Miguel brought her to the Newman Jet, as Nick appears. He smiles and tells her that hes going to fly her away to paradise. Sean admits to Larry that hes having lady troubles. Larry mentions how terrific Jill has been in teaching him how to act more appropriately with Amanda. Sean thinks Larry is the guy to help Amanda get over her bad luck with men. Ralph demands that Amanda steal money from Kay to help him out. Ralph admits to Amanda that he secretly recorded their conversation, and threatens to play the tape for Mac if Amanda doesnt betray the Chancellors. Amanda returns to the school, telling Mac she went home to take a nap. Mac and Brittany try and have a cordial conversation with each other while discussing possible prom dates. Silva advises Jack about the custody hearing tomorrow, while Diane is watching Kyle. As a last resort, Jack goes to see Victor for help. Frustrated, Phyllis runs to Michael with a plan to sabotage the hearing. Michael warns Phyllis that her only way to ensure Diane retains custody of Kyle is to come unglued on the stand. He advises Phyllis to flip out while Silva is questioning her, but she has to do it without Jack suspecting shes doing it on purpose.
Michael insists Phyllis follow through with his plan, and let him take care of Diane. Phyllis agrees that Jack would never forgive her, but as much as she loves him, he has given her no other choice. Jack wants Victor to file criminal charges against Diane to cast doubt on her fitness as a mother. Victor wants to know why he should do this for Jack. Jack mentions that Victor could be in his shoes, and it would kill him to be a part-time father. Victor says hell think about it. Diane introduces Brad and Ashley to Kyle, and suggests they plan a playdate with Kyle and Abby very soon. Jack returns and apologizes for forgetting about dinner. Jack promises Phyllis that things will get better once they get through the hearing. Diane considers Michaels strategy to maintain custody of Kyle. Raul and Brittany sign up for the cast party, but plan to spend time alone together at Town Lake. Brittany cant believe her parents are coming to her play, and Raul feels things are looking up for both of them. Victoria gets suspicious and inquires about Diegos conversation with Sharon. Diego reveals Sharon needed someone to talk with and Victoria has no clue how Sharon is feeling. Sharon argues with Nick about him wanting to ignore what has happened this past year, and take a trip to paradise together. Nick states that talking has got them nowhere, and instead he wants to show her how he feels about her. Nick swears he had nothing to do with Grace coming to town. Sharon finally agrees to go on the trip, and embraces Nick tightly.
Sharon and Nick begin to reconcile their differences. Nick says hell admit he was wrong if it will help the situation. Sharon goes on to say that she wont blame Nick anymore since hes willing to do all of this for her. As Nick assures her that shes the only woman he wants to share his bed with, Sharon thinks back to being in bed with Diego. Diego is worried that more could go wrong for Sharon and Nick, but Larry convinces him that their vacation alone could be just what they need. Diego wishes the trip were a few days earlier. J.T. harasses Brittany about her trip to the lake with Raul. He jokes that any guy going out with her is going to expect certain things, and it looks like Raul is a dog like the rest of them. Nikki tries to persuade Victor to testify on Jacks behalf. Victor reminds her that shes the reason that Jacks in this predicament, and he doesnt want to be pressured. Ashley is stunned to learn that Jack asked Victor to testify. Jack realizes Ashley may be able to get through to Victor, but then realizes its a bad idea. Sydney tells Diane she did wonderful in the courtroom, and that she needs to continue to stay focused. Diane decides against Michaels strategy, since she doesnt want to do anything to humiliate Jack. Michael has another idea, and goes to get a photo of Daniel from Gina. Silva coaches Phyllis, and reminds her about the cross-examination process. Phyllis insists shell be able to handle it when the time comes.
Nick senses something is bothering Sharon and wants to talk about it. He thinks its a trust issue and she agrees. Sharon wants to tell Nick what happened with Diego, but he keeps interrupting her by saying that she doesnt need to say anything. Nick believes its possible for them to be together, even though she still has doubts. Christine consoles Alex about her loss. Christine assumes that this tragedy has brought her and Neil closer together, but from Alexs reaction, its clear she is indifferent. Olivia reminds Neil that Malcolms situation was an accident and no one is to blame. Neil still has the feeling that Alex blames him, and goes to call her. Jill thumbs through a portfolio of male models as Larry walks in. He comes to thank her for her help, and says if she wants to teach him other things, he would be willing to learn. Jill gets an idea. Diane tries to persuade Victor not to testify on Jacks behalf, but Victor dismisses her pleas and forces her to leave. Silva informs Jack that things went well with Phyllis, but she still wouldnt let him prep her. Jack becomes emotional as he realizes that Ashley put everything aside to support him. Michael assures a nervous Phyllis that his plan will work, and its the right thing for everyone. Victor enters the courtroom, and Michael wonders if hes going to testify.
Diane tells Michael and Sydney what she will say on the stand, but is worried what Victor will say. Victor informs Jack that he wont testify on his behalf. They begin to argue as Ashley interrupts to alert Jack the hearing is starting. Victor explains to Ashley that he had to turn Jack down even though he knows what kind of woman Diane is. Silva questions Diane, who pleads with the judge not to take Kyle away from her. In the corridor, Michael conveys to Phyllis that Diane was pretty effective, but a lot still depends on Jacks testimony. Neil agrees not to pressure Alex anymore about Malcolms accident. He assures her that shes a part of the family, and suggests they all go out and do something together. Alex fears that everything she will do with them will remind her of Malcolm. This proves to her that she cant stay in Genoa City anymore. Jill asks Larrys opinion of the Jabot mens product line. Larry comments that Jill will sell more products if she caters to what real men can relate to. He mentions Jills perfume, and the two share a little look. Dr. Thompson conveys to Isabella how important it is that Paul be there when the baby is born. Isabella agrees, but worries that it may be too late. Paul reveals to Kay that he and Isabella are no longer living together. Paul isnt sure if hes hesitating about marrying Isabella specifically or if he just has cold feet about marriage in general due to his past failures. Kay wonders if maybe the divorce papers reminded Paul that he still has feelings for Christine. Paul returns to his apartment and is stunned when Christine appears clad only in a towel.
Christine apologizes for surprising Paul, but she thought he was living with Isabella. Paul mentions that he and Isabella are not living together right now because of her ultimatum. Christine notes that Paul isnt eager to rush into another marriage, baby or not. Isabella discovers Christine is back in town, and goes searching for Paul. Lynne and Marissa inform Isabella that Paul isnt around, and Isabella decides to leave and take care of her headache. Isabella drops a glass of water and sees her hand trembling. Alex firmly believes that she doesnt belong in Genoa City. Neil cant let her leave, but Alex insists its best for both of them if she goes. Sharon and Nick share a romantic picnic on the beach, and Sharon comments how perfect everything is. Nick reminds Sharon that they are the only two people on the island. Jack testifies that he wants his son Kyle in his life. Jack states that he doesnt believe Diane has the commitment to a marriage or deep roots in a community that he has to offer. He also testifies that Phyllis is behind him one hundred percent. During the recess, Phyllis urges Michael to alter his plan so that she doesnt ruin her marriage with Jack. Michael wants Phyllis to break down, let it go, and it will all be over soon. After the recess, Phyllis testifies that she is up for the responsibility of being Kyles step-mother. Silva explains to the judge that he will ask Phyllis about her son, Daniel Romalotti.
Alex invites Olivia, Mamie, and Nate over to Malcolms apartment to say goodbye. She confirms that she told Neil about her decision and that she must get away before the guilt over Malcolms death destroys her. Alex adds that she takes comfort in knowing that Neil has Olivia and the family to lean on. Victoria fills Neil in on the planned meeting with Mr. Armante, but Neil is distracted and saddened by Alexs departure. Paul confides in Christine that he wonders if they could have it all back again. He kisses her, but Christine pulls away because its too dangerous. Isabella calls Paul on his cell and asks him to come over because shes not feeling well. Paul tells Isabella to call the doctor, but Christine urges him to go to her. Isabella apologizes for giving Paul an ultimatum, but then confronts him about Christine. They begin to argue, and Isabella stops suddenly and falls to the floor. Mary is overjoyed to see Christine at Pauls apartment, and reveals that Paul still has strong feelings for her. Phyllis confirms to Silva that she wants the responsibility of sharing custody of Jacks son. Silva finishes his examination, and turns to Sydney to cross-examine. Michael informs Sydney that he wants to cross-examine Phyllis, to which Diane agrees. Michael gives an intense cross-examination of Phyllis and her past deeds, her lies, manipulations, and criminal activity. Phyllis breaks down when Michael presents a photo of Daniel. She explodes at Diane and then sobs.
Everyone in the courtroom is stunned by Phyllis' emotional outburst. Jack confronts Phyllis, wondering if she would have been more prepared if she had cooperated with Silva earlier. Phyllis angrily states that Jack was asking the impossible of her. Ashley refers to Michael as a bastard, and warns Brad not to defend Diane. Jack rips into Michael for what he did to Phyllis on the stand. Michael informs Jack that he is the one to blame for putting Phyllis through all of this. Just as Jack swings Michael around to punch him, Silva intercedes. Jack asks Silva if the judge wanting to rule today is a bad sign. Victor reiterates to Nikki that he felt it was best to stay out of the custody battle. Nikki says that even if he couldn't do it for Jack, he should have done it for he because she'll be haunted forever if Jack loses his son. It's opening night for the school play, and J.T. decides to take off and buy beer for the cast party. With curtain time ten minutes away, Brittany, Raul, and Erica frantically search for J.T. Amanda nervously tries to fix Colleen's costume, when she receives a threatening phone call from Ralph. Billy turns down Danielle's request to be a part of the Glow by Jabot House. She threatens to tell everyone he was a loser in bed and was still heartsick over Mac. Christine informs Mary that she came back to town to work on a case, not to meddle in Paul and Isabella's relationship. Later, Kay advises Christine to be honest about what she felt when she saw Paul. Paul is alongside Isabella when Dr. Thompson informs her that they need to deliver the baby immediately. Paul is overjoyed when Isabella gives birth to a healthy baby boy, but while he's comforting her, Isabella's body goes lifeless.
The judge announces that shes awarding full custody to Diane. As far as visitation goes, the judge commands both parties to work together cooperatively. Jack is clearly crushed by the ruling. He promises Diane that he will never forget what shes done. Diane responds by accusing Jack of trying to rip her and Kyle apart. Phyllis slaps Michael for putting her through the ringer. Michael tries to assure Phyllis that it was for the best and Jack will eventually understand. Victor tries to explain to Nikki that his decision not to testify wasnt based in vindictiveness. Nikki gets emotional when she sees Victor read Noah a story since it reminds her of when Nicholas was a boy. Christine admits to Kay that she did feel something when she was with Paul. Kay calls Paul, and learns that Isabella gave birth and had a stroke. At the hospital, Christine stands unnoticed as she watches Paul plead with an unconscious Isabella. With only five minutes before showtime, Raul agrees to replace J.T. At intermission, J.T. finally shows up and insists on completing the play. Amanda meets Ralph in the park, and reluctantly agrees to steal money for him from Kay. Larry implores Amanda to tell him why shes upset, and Amanda faints into his arms.
Isabella awakes from her coma to find Paul and their baby beside her. Isabella believes that Paul and her baby brought her back to life. Kay mentions to Christine that whatever the outcome with Isabella, it doesnt change whats been happening with her and Paul. They receive a phone call from Paul, and are relieved his crisis is over. Nick and Sharon enjoy the evening at their cabana, talking about how relieved they are for this second chance. Sharon agrees that after this trip, they can be in a better position to be supportive to others. Victor wonders why Nikki questions his every move. Nikki is afraid that Victor is hiding something and does not feel comfortable confiding in her. Larry is worried that something is bothering Amanda, and suggests she see a doctor. Mac is also concerned, but Amanda brushes it off as stage fright. Erica congratulates the cast and crew, and gives Brittany a bouquet of flowers from her parents. Diego congratulates Raul, who mentions he and Brittany have special plans for the evening. Billy tries to clear up some misconceptions Mac has about his relationship with Danielle. Mac doesnt believe him, but agrees to let it go and be friends. Ralph calls Amanda backstage and demands she finish their conversation. While waiting for Billy at the park, Mac is stunned when she discovers Ralph.
Mac gasps when she sees Ralph. She and Billy rush to inform Amanda, who insists they not call the police since there are no charges filed against him. Larry and Billy go searching for Ralph at the motel. Mac asks Amanda if she is worried that Ralph is going to cause her more grief. Amanda assures Mac that she is her only concern, and no one will come between them again. Victoria tells Mamie that Neil walked out in the middle of a very important meeting and goes on about all the guilt Alex stuck on Neil. They hope Neil isnt drinking again. Neil sits at a bar in an unknown part of town. Serena, the waitress, notes that Neil looks thirsty and offers him a stiff drink. When Serena gets fired for overcharging him for a soda, she blames Neil. Neil asks the barkeep to give him a scotch. Nick will miss their magical time in the Caribbean, but is looking forward to going home. Sharon wishes they could send for the children and stay in paradise forever. Ashley doesnt appreciate Brad trying to stand in her way of being there for her brother. Brittany received flowers from her parents and realizes they never showed up. J.T. teases Brittany about sleeping with guys she doesnt care about, but now shes in love with Raul. Brittany confronts Raul and assumes that all he wants to do is have sex with her. She wants him to forget it because it may never happen.
Neil awakens in a dive bar from a night of drinking. Eddie, the bartender, assumes Neil has some women troubles, and offers him another shot. Neil wallows in his self-guilt and past experiences with Alex. Victoria assures Victor that she will handle the Amarante deal, since Neil needs time to heal. Victor feels they have to stop making excuses for Neil. As Neil rushes to get to his meeting, Victor catches him with a bottle of whiskey. Amanda still thinks Mac might have imagined seeing Ralph. Larry wonders why Amanda keeps fighting him on this when its only for her own good, and Macs. Billy helps Mac search for Ralph in the park, but suspects that Mac may have been imagining things. Jill suspects Kay had Amanda spent the night at the house to annoy her. Jill also suspects that Sean is blowing her off, but Sean insists hes busy organizing the summer campaign. Kay and Esther notice the tension between Jill and Sean, but decide to stand back and watch Jill self-destruct. Ashley tells Brad that it is not fair that he would use her illness to keep her from supporting Jack. She insists the tension comes from Brad not agreeing with her point of view. John offers his support to Jack and Phyllis and understands that they need time to heal. Phyllis exclaims to Jack that she tried to keep herself together, but she cant change what happened. Hes not in the mood to hear her say it wasnt her fault, and leaves to say goodbye to Kyle. Michael wishes Diane well in Italy, as she receives a fax from her boss stating shes been fired. Later, Dianes office calls to confirm that she terminated her employment.
Diane informs Jack that shes been fired from her job. Jack begs Diane to stay in Genoa City so he can bond with Kyle. He assures Diane that Phyllis wont be a problem and that the visitations will go smoothly. Diane shocks Jack by asking if she and Kyle could stay at his house temporarily. Phyllis runs into Christine, and blames her for what Michael did to her on the stand. Chantal informs Michael that Alex quit. Michael wonders if Christine will really stay now that Alex is gone. He is also suspicious about Diane leaving town, and calls her company in Milan. Ashley apologizes to Brad for getting upset with him, but Brad understands that this has been a very tense time. Ashley goes to give herself a breast exam, and notices one breast doesnt feel right. Paul informs Mary about the baby. Isabella reminds Paul that theyre blessed everything turned out okay and is excited to go home so the three of them can be a family. Olivia and Victoria disagree on how Neil is coping with everything in his life by himself. Victoria worries and thinks Neil might do something crazy and go over the deep end. Victor insists Neil go to drug rehab. Neil explodes, saying he doesnt need this kind of treatment, and quits.
Brad is in disbelief when Ashley reveals she found another lump in her breast. They rush to see Dr. Thompson and take another ultrasound. Ashley is overcome with anxiety when Dr. Thompson announces that the lump will need to be removed right away. Isabellas insecurities about Christine are swept away now that the baby is here. However, Paul is still confused and hides his true feelings from Isabella. Mary suspects Paul is hesitant to commit to Isabella and the baby because of his strong feelings for Christine. Kay informs Christine that since Isabella is expected to make a full recovery, she should finish her conversation with Paul about their relationship. Christine calls Paul at the hospital and asks him to meet with her. Sharon and Nick call Nikki on her cell and let it slip that they have reconciled. Cassie grabs the phone from Nikki and is elated to find out her mom and dad are back together. Cassie asks for Diegos assistance in planning a welcome home party. Victoria grills Diego, who is distracted by thoughts of Sharon. He assures Victoria that he has no ulterior motives and supports both Nick and Sharon getting back together. After Victoria exits, Diego tells Nikki that hes quitting. Michael visits Phyllis to warn her that Diane quit her job in Milan and is planning on staying in town. At first, Phyllis doesnt believe it, but then begins to suspect Diane is now going after Jack. Jack thinks Dianes plan to move in with him is ludicrous. Diane continues her games of manipulation by revealing that Phyllis tried to send her out of the country so Jack wouldnt be able to bond with Kyle. Jack realizes the painful truth behind Phyllis actions, and goes to confront her.
Phyllis is stunned by Jacks suggestion that Diane and Kyle move in with them. Phyllis is adamant about keeping this from happening, and suspects Jack is doing this to punish her. Jack tells her he was putting the decision off until he talked to her and got an answer to whether or not she tried to help Diane leave the country with his son. He demands she tell him the truth. Diane visits Isabella in the hospital, informing her of her custody win and plan to get Jack back. Isabella explains to Diane that her baby and the stroke brought Paul closer to her. Diane thinks Isabella will be engaged in no time at all. Paul meets with Christine and confesses how much she affects him when they are together. Paul wants to rebuild what they once had, and draws her into a kiss. Christine pulls away, saying she has given him the wrong impression. Lauren questions Marys confidence that Paul will dump Isabella because of his feelings for his ex-wife. Diego informs Raul that hes leaving town soon. Raul wants to talk things over and try to get him to stay, but Diego just says that its best for everyone if he leaves. Nikki announces to Victor that Nick and Sharon have reconciled. She admits that shes upset with Diego leaving since he played a role in Nick and Sharon getting back together. Nikki turns to the subject of Victors pending trip. She finds it hard to accept that Victor doesnt want to share something personal with her, but believes he will eventually come back to her. Nick and Sharon have trouble leaving the cabana and the magic they felt. Nick reminds Sharon that their love has withstood the test of time and when they return, they can work through anything.
Christine admits to Paul that when they kissed, it reminded her of their wonderful past, but she says its wrong to break up a family. Paul insists that he and Isabella have made no plans for the future, but Christine points out that he has a baby now. She informs Paul that since Nick and Sharon have reconciled, shes going back to Australia. Lauren reminds Kay that her friendship to Paul means more than anything, and she wont force herself on him. Kay believes things look very promising for Paul and Christine. Mac confides in Billy that shes afraid she might be imagining someone stalking her, and it may be connected to what Ralph did to her and her feelings about sex. Larry and Amanda share an impromptu lunch backstage and discuss Amandas involvement in the play. After Larry exits, Ralph emerges from the shadows and wants to know what the deal is with Larry. He threatens Amanda that if he goes down, shes going down with him. Brittany tries to pretend it doesnt bother her that her parents missed her play, but Raul knows how hurt she is. Raul asks her to confide and trust in him, but Brittany thinks he just wants to have sex with her. Phyllis admits that she went behind Jacks back to get Diane out of the country, and Jack wonders if he could ever trust her again. Phyllis knows what she did was wrong, but is angry that Jack is using that to justify having Diane move in with him. Jack says that Phyllis doesnt know him at all, and exits. Michael accuses Diane of trying to win Jack from Phyllis. Diane exclaims that she can give Jack a child while Phyllis cant.
Michael informs Phyllis that Diane is going to use the fact that she cant bear children to move her plan along. Phyllis accuses Michael of betraying her, but Michael insists he didnt tell Diane about her infertility. Phyllis gives Michael the impression that shes hatching a plan that Diane wont expect, but shes going to do it her way. Jack offers to let Diane stay at the pool house temporarily. Diane is upset by Jacks suggestion and feels this is all coming from Phyllis. Jack accuses Diane of being insincere in letting him grow closer to Kyle, but Diane finally accepts his offer. Lauren threatens Christine that if shes going to get back together with Paul, she had better stick it out or shell have to answer to her. Christine demands that Lauren leave, but Lauren persists in knowing Paul and Christines current situation. Isabella asks if Paul is happy as she is in starting their life together. Paul admits to Isabella that he was with Christine the night Isabella went into labor, and was just with her today. Raul admits he has thought about sex with Brittany, but makes it clear that he also has strong feelings for her. Mac insists that Billy stop acting like her shrink and butting into her business. Billy reassures her once again that Ralph is not in Genoa City. Ralph threatens Amanda that if she doesnt get him a fat chunk of change from Kay, he will have to reveal the tape to everyone including Mac. Ralph ducks behind a curtain as Kay enters to tell Amanda she wants her to move in with her and Mac.
Amanda hesitates in accepting Kays offer to live with them, but Kay is insistent. Once Amanda accepts the offer and Kay exits, Ralph demands to know why Amanda didnt jump at the opportunity. Amanda cannot believe that he would have her betray Kay, but Ralph says he was the one betrayed. Later, Kay welcomes Amanda to tea with she and a strange guest, Ralph. Mac still swears to Billy that she saw Ralph, but promises to see a shrink if she sees him again. Billy isnt trying to upset her, but wants her to know how much he still cares for her. Later, Larry informs Billy that hes going to snoop around Tucson, find Ralph and make sure he stays away. Olivia confides in Mamie that shes waiting for Neil to reach out to her. Olivia is confident that Neil is no longer drinking, and hopes to never see that side of him again. Victoria reaches out to Neil because she knows what he went through in Africa. She suggests he take a leave of absence from Newman, and he informs her that he quit. Cassie wishes Diego would change his mind and stay, but he says he cant. Diego admits he shouldnt be there for the party either, since its a family event. Michael thinks that Christine is running away again and avoiding her feelings for Paul. Christine swears that nothing is going on, and she has seen to it that Paul stays with Isabella. Paul admits to Isabella that he wasnt completely over Christine like he said, and he cannot imagine how hard this has been for Isabella. He asks Isabella if they can just take one day at a time.
John, Gina, and Colleen celebrate Memorial Day at the Abbott pool. Colleen enjoys John and Ginas singing, and Gina offers to teach Colleen a few voice lessons. At first Colleen is nervous about performing, but Gina reminds her that its the same at dancing, which she is great at. Diane arrives and stuns everyone when she announces that she and Kyle are moving into the pool house. John is fit to be tied, and Diane explains that it was Jacks idea. Diane is certain that once John speaks with Jack, he will agree this is the best arrangement. Sean watches Jill going to town on the treadmill, and is amazed at her determination. Jill replies that shes going to run in the marathon even without him. Sean pushes the marriage issue again, and Jill wishes he would just drop it. Shes professed her love to him, but Jill senses hes still not satisfied. After making love, they realize that it doesnt change anything. Nick and Sharon are on the Newman jet, returning from their week in paradise. They reminisce on all of the incredible moments in their lives and the paths theyve taken upon themselves. The trip has recaptured everything for Sharon, and she is deeply sorry for the things she said when they lost their baby.
Amanda is shocked to find Ralph in Kays living room. Kay and Esther introduce him as the phone repairman, and invite him to stay for tea. When Mac calls from upstairs, Ralph disappears and Amanda is left unnerved. Kay and Mac assume that Amanda feels intimidated that shes moving into the house, and try to calm her down. Later, Ralph calls Amanda from his motel and warns her not to blow his cover. Billy agrees with Larry that Mac is shaken up by the whole situation. Larry makes a decision to go to Tucson and help Mac forget about Ralph. Ashley wonders how Brad will feel about her losing her breast. Brad cant believe she would ask such a question, and assures her that hes madly in love with her. Olivia, Mamie, and Nate make a surprise visit to Neil. Victoria informs Olivia that Neil is drunk, and Nate is frightened by Neils strange behavior. Olivia lashes out at Neil, and decides she doesnt want Nate anywhere near him. Neil returns to the dive bar where he met Serena. She senses hes been drinking, and reveals that he was much more interesting sober. Cassie surprises Nick and Sharon with a Welcome Home party. Diego congratulates Nick and Sharon on getting back together, and informs them that hes leaving town. Diego believes that if Sharon tells Nick about them having sex, it will ruin everything. Sharon admits that she cant keep it a secret any longer as Nick walks in.
Nick thinks Sharon is upset over the readjustment to normal life again, but she tells him that isnt it. Sharon begins to confess her infidelity to Nick, but Cassie interrupts and drags them back to the party. Victoria arrives and expresses how happy she is for Nick and Sharon. Nikki informs Victoria that Diego quit his job and is leaving town. Diego explains that he was only there to make sure Sharon and Nick were okay. Serena invites Neil back to her place to talk about his problems. Neil notices that she likes to drink alone as well. He begins to ask her personal questions, and she orders him to back off. Jack is upset that Diane moved into the pool house without him speaking with John first. Diane apologizes for stepping on Jacks toes. Phyllis thinks that Diane is manipulating Jack again. Jack swears that Diane is only staying temporarily. Phyllis begins to feel that Diane is more of a priority than she is, but Jack denies it. Ashley reveals to John that the cancer has come back. John assures Ashley that she did well in telling him and offers to inform the rest of the family for her.
Neil and Serena wake up in bed together. He thanks her for staying with him the night before, and she senses he really cares. Neil, who isnt the usual one-nighter kind of man, also fascinates her. Nikki offers to visit Neil in hopes of breaking through to him. She informs Neil that she is a recovering alcoholic and that she would like to give him some perspective on his problem. Neil calls Mamie, who refuses to let Neil see Nate after what happened. Neil angrily hangs up the phone and takes a long drink of scotch. Victoria expresses her suspicions of Diegos actions to Nick. Diego pleads with Sharon one last time not to confess to Nick what happened between them. Sharon explains that she doesnt want to keep any secrets from Nick. Nick calls, and Sharon leaves to go speak with him. Jack and Phyllis are sharing breakfast when Diane enters with Kyle. Phyllis glares at her, as Colleen enters with a toy she bought for Kyle. Later, Phyllis warns Diane that she hasnt yet begun to fight and Diane asks if that is a challenge. Jack visits Ashley to console her and keep her spirits up. Ashley speaks of death and hopes that Jack will look after John if something does happen. With tears in his eyes, Brad assures Ashley that she will be there as Abby grows up.
Sharon enters nervously as Nick mentions he knows whats been going on. Cassie surprises Sharon, as Nick thought a little quality time with their daughter is what Sharon needed. Sharon is still unsure about whether to tell Nick about Diego or not. Diane and Phyllis stare each other down and banter about the living arrangements. Diane reminds Phyllis that she used to live here and shared the very same bedroom with Jack. Jack comforts Ashley and tries to get her to eat something. After collecting herself, Ashley asks Jack how he is doing since Diane left town. Jack reluctantly admits that Diane and Kyle are living with him. Ashley warns Jack that Diane has ulterior motives and will try and come between him and Phyllis. Victor inquires about Ashley, and Brad orders him to butt out. It angers Brad that Victor wants to be the hero and make things better. Victor mentions that he intends to call Ashley. Mary asks where things stand with Christine, but Paul informs her that its none of her concern. Paul exits, and Mary mentions to Lynne that Christine is out of the picture and so is Isabella. Michael continues to persuade Christine not to leave town. Christine admits that she told Paul that his future lies with Isabella and the baby. She doesnt want to be selfish, and thats why she must leave. Paul is with Isabella and the baby at home, as the doorbell rings. Isabella is confused when she sees Judge Parrish standing there. Paul informs Isabella that he invited him.
Paul informs Isabella that Judge Parrish is there to marry them, assuming thats what she still wants. Isabella is speechless, and Paul explains that hes ready to move into the future with her and their baby. Isabella wonders what will happen when Christine comes back, but Paul answers that shes headed back to Australia. Christine pulls away from Michaels kiss, and accuses him of taking advantage of her. Michael insists that he didnt intend to, and begs her to stay in town. Christine replies that she will give him a decision very soon regarding if shell stay. Brittany and Mac compare their relationships with Raul. Raul fills Billy in on his breakup with Brittany. Billy and Mac feel badly about the situation between Raul and Brittany, as Mac makes a comment about breakups. They are glad to be friends. Sean presents his ideas for the prom campaign. Brad approves of the band, and Jill is confident that they can bring in new fans over the summer. Billy announces to Jill that hes taking Mac to the prom. Nikki questions whether Victor will have to postpone his trip again now that Neil has quit. Victor reconsiders his decision to leave town, and lets Nikki know how much she means to him. Nikki wont let Victor back out of his trip. Victor puts in a call to Ramona in New Mexico, and shes delighted to hear his voice. Max and Leanna meet to discuss how theyre going to bring down Victor Newman.
Max and Leanna discuss Victors visit with one of his ex-wives, Julia. Leanna realizes that Victor and Julias meeting was before her and Victors meeting, when he was trying to make amends for the past. She discloses her theory that Nikki senses Victors restlessness and doesnt want to be left again. Nikki mentions to Kay that she found an engagement ring at Victors and wonders why he is so determined to go on his trip. Kay reassures Nikki that Victor is focused on their relationship and that she shouldnt be worried. Victoria interrupts Victors phone conversation with Ramona and demands to know whats going on. Victor is tired of Victorias attitude, and she is tired of not getting answers. Nick explains to Victor that Victoria has been involving herself in other peoples lives and work to distract herself from Ryans death. Mary barges into Michaels office and accuses Christine of turning her son against her. Christine thinks Mary has her facts all wrong and reveals that they are not back together. Lynne accepts Pauls request to be the witness at their wedding. Mary arrives and tries unsuccessfully to stop the ceremony. Paul and Isabella exchange their vows and are married. Sean and Brad propose the Glow by Jabot prom web-cam idea to Billy, Brittany, J.T., Raul, and Erica, who all think its a great idea. Brittany announces that she is going to the prom with J.T. and everyone is shocked. Mac agrees to go to the prom with Billy as a friend. Ralph coaxes Amanda into breaking into the Chancellor estate and stealing a ruby bracelet from Jills bedroom. As they are leaving, Amanda comes face to face with Jill.
Jill is livid, and demands to know what Amanda is doing in her room. Ralph stands unnoticed behind the door, as Amanda explains that she cut her finger and was looking for a bandage. Amanda helps Ralph escape, who reveals that he will be back and make the place look burglarized. Jill yells that Kay is behind Amanda being in her room, and Mac tricking a prom invitation out of Billy. Mac feels more relaxed that she and Billy are just friends. Larry is happy for Mac, but still concerned about Amandas safety. He insists on going to Tucson, when Amanda bursts in and yells that hes not to do that. Raul is stunned that Brittany asked J.T. to the prom, and informs her that theres no reason to use J.T. to get at him. Rianna returns from her semester in Spain. Jack wonders if Brads conversation with Victor will cause Ashley more grief. Victor stops by to see how Ashley is doing. He thinks she in one of the strongest women he knows, but Victor still feels he should cancel his trip. Ashley appreciates his concern, but doesnt want him to change his plans. Kay wants to start planning Nikki and Victors wedding, but Nikki is afraid they will jinx everything if they keep talking about it. Leanna reveals to Max that she believes Victor plans to marry Nikki, but is going back to some former wives and lovers for one last sexual encounter.
Nikki meets with Max at Jabot to discuss his competition with Victor. Max mentions that Victor destroyed his business deal and helped his ex-wife Julia win her company back. Nikki isnt bothered by this, so Max drops the news that Victor is visiting Ramona in New Mexico. Nikki is thrown by the revelation. Ramona meets Victor on his jet, and they discuss their past relationship. Ramona thanks Victor for helping establish her laboratory for medical research. Amanda reminds everyone that she wants Ralph to remain in the past and doesnt want to talk about him. Larry persuades Amanda that he is genuinely concerned for her and Macs safety. Amanda appreciates how protective he has been and suggests the two of them go away for the weekend. Raul informs Rianna that he and Brittany ended their relationship. Rianna offers to accompany Raul to the prom and make Brittany jealous. Having had enough of Jills drama, Sean decides to move out. Jill notices her ruby bracelet missing and blames Amanda. Ralph meets Felix at the diner to determine how much cash he can get for pawning Jills bracelet. Neil invites Serena over to his apartment for a drink. As Serena turns to leave, Neil pulls her into an intense kiss. Olivia arrives and witnesses the kiss.
Neil is angered by Olivias arrival, and storms out to the liquor store. Olivia and Serena introduce themselves, and share an awkward moment. When Neil returns with a bottle of scotch, Olivia insists he get some help and quit feeling sorry for himself. Victoria accuses Sharon of having something to do with Diegos plans to leave town. Raul pleads with Diego to at least stick around until his graduation. Nick feels he owes Diego, and informs Sharon that they should try to get Diego to stay. Ramona mentions to Victor that he has been nothing but a positive force in her life. Nikki refuses to believe Maxs accusations until Leanna arrives with a picture of Victor embracing Ramona inside the jet. Larry wonders if Amandas weekend getaway offer is about the two of them getting closer or just a distraction. Ralph accuses Felix of trying to rip him off. Esther is stunned when Sean tells her hes moving out. Jill orders Officer OBrien to arrest Amanda for theft.
Officer OBrien recounts the events according to Jill, and wants to run fingerprints. Kay thinks Jill is being ridiculous. They get into a catfight as Amanda and Sean break it up. Ralph tries to convince Amanda that as long as Kay is on her side she has nothing to worry about. Amanda is opposed to Ralph planning another robbery attempt. Michael returns from winning a court case, and thanks Christine claiming without her help, he couldnt have won. He thinks they make a great team and is so happy shes back. Paul and Isabella spend their honeymoon in her apartment looking after Ricky Carl. Isabella is very happy being married to Paul, and they take a family photo. Paul imagines that he and Christine are the proud parents of little Ricky. Feeling the pressure from Nick, Sharon persuades Diego to stay to make things much simpler. Victoria badgers Diego, insisting that he has an agenda and she will soon find out. Nikki informs Max and Leanna that shes not falling for anything that they say about Victor and Ramona. Victor apologizes for misleading Ramona since he just wanted to see her and talk. Ramona kisses Victor and tells him how lucky he is to have Nikki in his life.
Diane doesnt like to see Jack working all night, and wants him to spend more time with Kyle. He insists his working late has had nothing to do with them, and explodes by telling Diane that Ashley has cancer. Diane apologizes, and offers to help him get through this. Phyllis seeks Ashleys help about getting Diane out of Jacks house. Ashley advises her to be sensible. Brad is disturbed by Phyllis arrival, and Ashley reveals that the cancer is back. Phyllis had no idea and feels bad for dumping her problems on her. Billy believes that Jill is telling the truth about her bracelet being stolen, but cant understand why Jill is blaming Amanda. Jill is convinced Kay is involved in order to get her out of the house. Mac tells Kay about her date with Billy, and how theyre just friends. Kay drops the news that Jill called the cops on Amanda. Mac thinks Billy can get his mom to drop the charges. Amanda reveals to Larry that she cant leave town because the police wont let her. Paul recalls his dream of Christine and the baby. Isabella asks what Paul was dreaming about, and he replies that he cant remember. Isabella decides to throw a dinner party for all of Pauls friends so she can get on their good side. Mary insists that Christine hasnt accepted Pauls marriage to Isabella, and wishes Isabella would have stayed with Michael. Christine is stunned to learn that Michael was involved with Isabella, and Michael tries to play it off as a fling. Paul is getting a cup of coffee at Ginas when he runs into Christine.
Paul is startled to see Christine, and asks that she keep her distance. As Christine turns to leave, she tells him to think of her as being in Australia. Michael notes that Christine still has some feelings for Paul and vice versa. Lauren threatens to make Isabellas life a living hell if she doesnt make him happy. The doorbell rings, and Lauren is surprised to see Michael standing there. Larry confronts Jill, trying to get her to drop the charges against Amanda. Jill accuses Larry of working with Amanda in the robbery. Detective Joyner informs Jill that Amandas and an unidentifiable set of fingerprints were found at the house. Billy and Mac both support their mothers stories, and think something else could be going on. Ralph threatens Amanda with the tape if she squeals. Amanda just wants to come clean with Mac and everyone, but Ralph says he will get revenge if she crosses him. Brad tries to get Ashley to think optimistically about receiving the biopsy results. He goes to the office to ask Nikki to keep Victor away from Ashley. Olivia interrupts Ashley filming a video diary of herself for Abby. Olivia questions Ashley about what she cant tell anyone, and Ashley asks to be left alone. Ashley decides to call Victor and tell him something very important.
Ashley asks Victor if he ever thinks about them, and if he wishes things were different. Victor admits to wondering about the two of them and what might have been, but doesnt feel they should have regret. He thinks everything is settled, but there is something she needs to tell him. Nikki confides in Brad about her pending relationship with Victor. Brad is sorry to hear about the situation, but Nikki doesnt plan on chasing after him. When she considers what he and Ashley are going through, things are put into perspective. Isabella is upset to learn that Christine is still in town and staying. As a wedding gift, Michael wants to give Isabella a vow of total silence about their conspiracy to break up Paul and Christine. Isabella mentions that its time to tell Paul everything and start their life together with total honesty. Michael exclaims that she is out of her mind. Lauren approaches Christine at Ginas and wants to know the real reason behind her decision to stay in town. Lauren finally gives up and leaves, when Michael calls Christine on her cell. Kay seeks Pauls help in exposing Jills scheme. Larry agrees with Mac that Jill has set up the entire robbery. Ralph presses Amanda for information on breaking into the house one last time in order to steal an expensive necklace of Kays. Sean is arguing with Jill about jumping to conclusions about Amanda, when Ralph arrives to repair the phones. Jill shrugs it off, but then questions his frequent visits.
Jill assumes that Ralph came to see Esther, and goes back to her bedroom to speak with Sean. Sean admits that he has turned in his resignation and wants out of Jills life. Ralph plays with Esthers flirtations in finding out her daily schedule. Esther responds that Jill, Kay, and Amanda will be chaperoning the prom while she sets up the after party at Crimson Lights. Ashley is about to tell Victor something very important, when she is interrupted by a call on her cell phone from Brad. Brad reveals that the biopsy results are good and the cancer hasnt spread. Ashley is relieved by the news, and decides not to confess to Victor her secret for now. Sharon continues to ask Nick why he wanted Diego to stay so much. Nick responds that he only wants to repay Diego for getting them back together. Diego begs Sharon not to inform Nick that he is still leaving, and she promises not to ruin her marriage by confessing her affair. Nick accuses Victoria of wanting Sharon to have issues with Diego too. Although Raul doesnt like to play games, he and Rianna continue their charade to make Brittany jealous. J.T. is confused by Riannas interest in Raul again and wonders why shes questioning him about Brittany. Lauren shows prom dresses to Mac and Amanda. Amanda receives a call from Ralph who demands that she help him get the necklace on prom night.
Victoria urges Sharon to stay away from Diego because he is using her. Sharon lashes back that Victoria couldnt be more wrong. As Sharon storms out, Victoria wonders if Sharon has romantic feelings for Diego. Nick asks Christine to keep a look out for single men to date Victoria. Nick had hoped it would be Diego, but realizes that Victoria has had it in for him ever since he came to town. Raul tries to convince Diego and Rianna that he and Brittany are over, but Rianna get him to admit that Brittany is the one for him. Brittany is overwhelmed by jealously when she witnesses Rianna kiss Raul. J.T. realizes that hes in the middle of Raul and Brittanys little game, and wants no part of it. Phyllis approaches a bikini-clad Diane, warning her not to play any more games and that Jack is off limits. Phyllis grimly watches Diane, Jack, and Kyle looking like a family. Billy pleads with Jill to drop the burglary charges against Amanda. Mac cant believe that Amanda wants to leave town and start things over. Mac picks up on Amandas nervousness, and asks if there is something that she is keeping from her. Sean and Larry discuss the fact that there was another set of prints in the house. Larry decides to pursue the phone repairmen since thats his only lead in proving Amandas innocence.
Victoria explains to Olivia that Diego has an agenda to break up Nick and Sharons marriage. Olivia wonders what Victoria will do about Diego, and Victoria insists that shes determined to show Sharon what a bad influence he is. Diego reassures Sharon that not telling Nick was the right thing to do, but now Sharon has the burden of losing Diego as a friend. Brittany fills Raul in on her plans to take J.T. to the lake after the prom. This makes Raul jealous, but Rianna comforts him and kisses him on the cheek. J.T. rubs in the fact that Raul and Rianna are back together, and reminds Brittany that if they go to the prom together, theyll go all the way. Diane traipses about the pool area in her bikini as Jack looks after Kyle. Jack turns down Dianes proposition to move into the guest suite. Phyllis shows up, naked, and says shes ready for a swim. Mac points out to Amanda that if they left town, then it would make her look guilty. Jill agrees to stay out of Mac and Billys way so that they can enjoy the prom. Billy pleads with Jill to let the police handle the theft situation because its ruining Mac and Amandas life. Larry questions Esther on the identity of the phone repairman. Felix presses Ralph on stealing more jewelry from the Chancellors. Ralph admits hes a novice, but assures Felix that he has all the right connections.
Ralph insists Amanda cancel her prom plans in order to help him steal Kays necklace. Larry informs Kay that the phone repairman wasnt there to repair anything but to case the place. Mac is overjoyed by the news of her mothers innocence, while Amanda is startled by Larrys investigation. Larry begins to wonder if Amanda really is innocent. Diane informs Isabella about her plans to move into the guest suite. She assures her that when it comes time for her and Kyle to move out, Jack will give in. Phyllis overhears Jack tell John that hes torn between his wife and his son. Phyllis causes a pipe to burst in the guest suite so Diane and Kyle cant move in. After seeing Brittany flirt with J.T., Raul decides not to go to the prom. Rianna can see that Raul and Brittany still have strong feelings for each other, but Brittany doesnt believe a word Riannas saying. Sharon confides in Christine about her affair with Diego. Christine understands her torment, but warns her that Victoria is on to them. After Diego dodges the bullet with Victoria, he calls Sharon to assure her that they have nothing to worry about. Unknown to Diego, Victoria overhears his phone conversation with grim satisfaction.
Sean gives the cameramen instructions on the live prom web-cast. Colleen gets overly excited when Sean introduces her to the band a1. Brittany cant believe that Raul showed up to the prom when she thought he decided not to go. Rianna enlists Seans help in making Raul stay at the prom. Larry and Amanda arrive at the prom, and comment on the wonderful decorations. Billy is so glad that he and Mac are at there as friends. Mac admits that Billy will have a permanent place in her heart as her first love. Ralph hides out in front of Kays house, and is furious that Amanda left with Larry to the prom. Diane accuses Phyllis of trying to sabotage her stay at the house. John overhears Phyllis threats, but brushes it off as Phyllis just trying to protect her marriage to Jack. Serena is visiting with Neil when Nate arrives. Serena knows Neil is too drunk to see Nate, and also realizes that Olivia doesnt know that Nate is there. Brad and Ashley visit with Olivia, who expresses her concern about Neil falling off the deep end. As Olivia goes to call the mother of Nates friend, Nate enters with Serena.
Olivia blames Serena for letting Nate into Neils apartment, and Serena advises Olivia to keep a better watch over her kid. Serena returns to Neils apartment, and informs him of what just happened. Neil goes to talk to Nate. Olivia seeks advice from Brad and Ashley on how to deal with Neil. Brad suggests they get Neil into detox tonight. Victor enters a Kansas diner and meets with Hope. She questions why he came to visit, but he avoids an answer. Victor takes her hand and expresses his admiration of her independence and how happy he is to see her. As they hold hands, the man at the counter records their interaction. Max visits Nikki to apologize for putting her in the crossfire regarding Victor. He adds that even though Leanna kept her part of the deal, he will not keep his. Max suggests that Nikki strike out at Victor by going out to dinner with him. Leanna is frustrated that Max isnt coming through on his end of the deal, and insists she struck out on exposing Victor. Jill gets annoyed when Billy mentions that Mac has decided to join the Glow by Jabot house. J.T. is upset that Rianna, Mac, and Billy are working on a plan to get Raul and Brittany back together, and threatens to tell Brittany. As Brittany accuses Raul of playing games with her, the principal announces their names as prom king and queen. They reluctantly move to the dance floor and romance takes over. Kay and Larry wonder where Amanda wandered off to, as Jill calls her a crook. Ralph scolds Amanda for going to the prom, and forces her to stay until he gets what he wants.
Embarrassed by being put on the spot, Brittany throws her crown at Raul and storms off with J.T. Raul is devastated as Rianna explains that she pulled the king and queen stunt. Mac breaks up a catfight between Jill and Kay. Kay apologizes to everyone for causing a scene at the prom. Billy warns Jill to back off her vendetta against Amanda. Larry worries about Amandas whereabouts. While helping Ralph search for Kays necklace, Amanda steals another piece of jewelry from Jills bedroom where a surveillance camera records her every move. Ralph heads towards Kays room, as a torn Amanda slips out of the house. Having returned home to fix her dress, Mac gasps as the sight of Ralph. Nikki thanks Max for informing her about Victor and not letting her chase after him. She draws some parallels between what Max is saying about his ex-wifes infidelity and what she is feeling about Victor. Hope and Victor discuss their past relationship and all the regrets they have. Neither one are aware that a man at the counter is recording them with a hidden briefcase camera. Olivia finally agrees with Brad and Ashley that Neil needs to go to a rehab clinic as soon as possible. When they go to confront Neil, Olivia discovers that hes already left. Confused about what to do about his drinking problem, Neil sinks into a state of self-pity. He leaves his apartment and asks Serena if he could stay with her.
Serena allows Neil to stay at her place and advises him to eat something if hes going to keep drinking. Neil doesnt want to deal with his family right now, and adds that hes not going to cross any lines with Serena. Victor and Hope discuss their failed relationship. Hope senses Victor still holds feelings for Nikki, and is making some personal changes to make their relationship work. Max and Nikki are enjoying dinner together. Max comments to Nikki that if Victor is off re-sowing his oats and looking for someone more submissive, then all the more reason Nikki should be glad to be free of him. Nikki replies that shes trying to take that point of view. However, Nikki is crushed when she sees Leannas expose of Victor on television. Brittany takes Raul to the lake and apologizes for hurting him. He cant seem to forgive Brittany, but wants her to explain to him why she treated him the way she did. As their confrontation escalates, they share a very electric kiss. Sean informs Jill that hes leaving tomorrow and Jill sarcastically thanks Kay for ruining her financial and personal life. Larry notices that Amanda has been acting very unusual and Amanda tells him that their relationship has ended. Kay explains that Billy went back to the house to look for Mac. Mac figures that Ralph came to town to steal and stalk her. She calls him a liar as he reveals how Amanda has been helping him out since coming to town. Billy shows up and knocks Ralph unconscious with a poker.
Billy is shaken and cannot believe that he just killed Ralph. Mac insists they go to the police to explain what happened. Billy is confused and afraid of what might happen if he turns himself in, so instead, they go to the Abbott hideaway. Amanda returns to the house and awakens Ralph. She panics, fearing that Mac and Billy will be back soon with the police, and heads for the back door. Larry attacks Jill for putting Amanda in such a foul mood. Jill insists that Amandas behavior is not that of an innocent woman. Jill also breaks it to Esther that her phone man is the thief. Nikki calls Kay, and informs her that any ideas of marrying Victor are over. Kay tries to reason with Nikki, saying that she has no reason to trust Leanna or Max. Hope introduces Victor to his son, Victor Jr. Victor is surprised when Hope mentions that she no longer has reservations with Victor bonding with his son. After Victor says goodbye to Hope and their son, he calls Nikki. She doesnt want to answer the call because she knows it is Victor. Michael and Christine share take-out, and begin to bond while discussing a divorce settlement theyre working on. Michael spends the night on Christines couch. Raul and Brittany try to get past hurt feelings and come clean with each other. Brittany admits that being with Raul is not like being with other guys. Raul tells her not to be afraid, and they make love.
Raul cooks Brittany breakfast by the lake. He admits he cant find the words to tell her how he feels. Brittany felt being with him was like her first time. Christine awakens Michael and mentions that she feels less lonely and more content, and that he could be the reason. Michael volunteers to be on call to sleep at her place anytime. Later, Christine receives flowers from Michael with a card stating how wonderful it was to wake up with her. Victoria states to Olivia that she hasnt given up on Diego. Olivia warns that she should know where her boundaries are, and advises her not to get in too deep. Diego reveals to Nick and Sharon that Victoria is warming up to him. Nick and Sharon decide to tell Victoria that they are trying to fix her up with one of Christines lawyer friends. Jill views her camcorder tape and finds proof that Amanda stole her necklace and tried to wipe away the fingerprints. She gives the evidence to Officer OBrien who arrests Amanda and takes her into custody. Kay is afraid to let Mac see her mother behind bars. Larry mentions the sketch of the phone repairman looks familiar. Billy and Mac overhear a radio news report that Amanda has been arrested for suspicion of burglary. Ralph returns to the house and attacks Kay, covering her mouth with chloroform.
Ralph blindfolds Kay and tapes her mouth shut, dragging her to a motel room. Kay informs him that her necklace is in a safe deposit box at the bank, and he is crazy if he thinks hes going to get away with all of this. Ralph calls the police station and learns that Amanda is being held responsible for his crime. He also realizes that Billy and Mac havent gone to the police because they believe they had killed him. Ralph makes it clear to Kay that he will definitely get what he wants. At the police station, Larry wants Amanda to tell him everything thats going on, but Silva arrives to post bail and Amanda runs off to find Mac. Mac realizes that Ralph was telling the truth about her mother helping him rob the house. Mac apologizes for dragging Billy into this, but Billy will never regret that she came into his life. At the coffeehouse, Victoria begins to warm up to Diego and asks him about his prom. Nick notices the way Victoria is acting around Diego, and thinks she has a crush on him. Sharon informs Diego that she revised the work schedule so they shouldnt cross paths very often. Diego is concerned that Victoria wants to spend more time with him. Michael gets Diane to finally admit that she hopes to get Jack back. Diane claims Michael put Phyllis up to her latest scheme. The plumber informs Jack that he found a propane torch in the attic, and that someone purposefully damaged the pipes. Jack confronts Phyllis about the incident, and Phyllis refuses to dignify his question with an answer.
Diego and Sharon wonder what is the reason behind Victoria suddenly acting friendly with him. Diego decides to play along with Victorias game in order to keep her from focusing on them. Nick thinks Diego is definitely interested in Victoria, and wants to know how she feels about him. Jack and Phyllis continue to disagree about Dianes intentions on staying at the house. Jack agrees that theres tension between them, but Phyllis is the cause, not Diane. Phyllis thinks Jack is a fool if he cant see what Diane is trying to do. Diane mentions to Jack that shell be moving to Denver soon, and Graziella enters to say shes quitting. Later, Diane sees Phyllis backing out of the driveway and gets behind the car, gives the trunk a big whack and falls to the ground. Phyllis continues backing out. Jill tries to fix things with Sean, but her actions have told him that they dont have a future together. Sean exits, and John comforts Jill. Jill begs John not to let Mac participate in the summer campaign, insisting it would be a public relations nightmare. Raul and Brittany discuss their prom night and how excited they are about college. Ralph enters, disguised as a cop, and questions Raul about Billy and Macs whereabouts. Billy and Mac decide to wait until dark in order to find another hiding place. Larry confronts Amanda about Ralph. Larry and Amanda find Kay lying on the motel room floor. Kay blames Amanda for having done all this. Ralph appears outside the Abbott hideaway with a switchblade.
Jack comes to Dianes rescue and grills Phyllis like a criminal. Phyllis insists that her running over Diane was an accident. As the paramedics wheel Diane away, Phyllis asks Jack to give her the benefit of the doubt. Victor returns and is very happy to hear his children are doing well, but is anxious to see Nikki. Max makes it clear to Nikki that Victor doesnt deserve her. Victor walks into Nikkis living room and sees Max holding her. Ralph enters the hideaway and finds that Billy and Mac had been there. Raul questions Ralph and offers to warn the Abbotts that Mac and Billy are in danger, but Ralph tells him not to say anything. Later, Raul learns from Larry that the cop was actually Ralph in disguise. Kay and Amanda go to Jabot and alert Jill of whats going on. Jill threatens Amanda that if Ralph harms Billy, then her life wont be worth living. Billy and Mac flee to the lake, and Billy decides to turn himself in for Ralphs murder. Mac assures Billy that she wont ever leave his side. As they hold each other and express their love, Ralph whacks Billy unconscious with a rock.
Victoria and Nick view a tape of Leannas expose, and insist that it must be a fake. Victor demands to know why Max was visiting Nikki, but Nikki refuses to explain. She reminds him that he didnt feel compelled to answer her question about where he has been. Victor wants to know why Nikki is so upset, and Nikki claims she knows what hes been up to. As Leanna digs into Max for flaking on her the night before, Victoria enters and accuses Leanna of slander. Max steps in and tells Leanna to leave. He introduces himself to Victoria, but she insists her family doesnt need his sympathy. Isabella thinks the whole family should spend the day together, so Paul and Ricky go along with her to meet Mary for lunch. Michael and Christine decide to take the day off from working, and enjoy the holiday. They arrive at Ginas, and Christine spots Paul and the others at their table. Larry asks Raul to go inform the Abbotts whats going on while he goes looking for Ralph. Amanda admits to everyone that she has been helping Ralph for months, but never thought he would go after Kay or Mac. John alerts the police, who are headed to Lakeside Park. As Kay lashes out at Amanda, she stumbles and falls limp. Jill exclaims they have to take her to the hospital. Ralph holds a knife to Mac, who struggles to tear herself loose. Larry arrives and tries to persuade Ralph to let her go. Mac breaks free, and Ralph lunges at Larry with a knife. They struggle and fall off the ledge.
Kay is admitted to the hospital for observation. John advises Jill and Amanda that Kay is exhausted and suffering from extreme stress. Raul feels terrible about telling Ralph about the park. Mac and Billy explain to the police officers what happened, and that Larry saved their lives. Billy is taken to the ER because of a minor concussion. Jill tells Billy this ordeal is over, and they have a lot to be thankful for. Amanda admits to Mac that she knew Ralph was in town, but wants to explain. Mac doesnt want to hear it. Larry is washed up on the lakeshore and is not moving. Olivia and Nate arrive at Brad and Ashleys for the barbecue. Ashley admits to Olivia that shes feeling a little queasy from the chemotherapy. Brad offers Nate advice about dealing with family members who are sick, like Neil. Brad assures Nate that no one is giving up on Neil. Isabella states to Michael that she is keeping her mouth shut about their secret. Both of their dreams have come true, and shes not about to give up Paul. Michael realizes it must be very difficult for Christine to see Paul and his new family, but Christine claims she is fine and has nothing to prove. Nick explains to Sharon that he and Victoria saw Leannas expose of Victor. He hopes his father can explain it to his mothers satisfaction. Nikki cant believe that Victor never thought about how his actions would impact her life. Nikki states that Victors trip was a selfish way to satisfy his needs. After Nikki storms upstairs, Victor takes the engagement ring out of his pocket and looks at it.
Victoria confronts Victor about the tape, demanding an explanation. Victor is angry that Victoria refuses to give him the benefit of the doubt. He states his reason for seeing those women had nothing to do with romance, but about him and Nikki. Max consoles Nikki at Ginas. He states that she doesnt need a man to be happy, and should cut ties with Victor. Phyllis explains to Michael all of the stunts that Dianes been pulling to stay at the house. Michael stresses that she must fight for her marriage. As Diane is recuperating from her accident, Jack mentions that she needs to move out as they agreed. Isabella concludes that its time for Diane to say goodbye and move to Denver. John explains to Jack that the Glow by Jabot House is cancelled because of the recent incident with Mac and Billy. Phyllis, fearing that Diane will remain in the pool house, demands that Jack does something about Diane, or she will. Larry is stirring and Ralph, still bleeding from the knife wound, limps away. The officers spot Larry and call an ambulance. Jill thanks Larry for saving her sons life. Amanda finally reveals to Mac what happened with Ralph and why. Mac cant believe she let Amanda back into her life. Amanda tells Mac that Jill has agreed to drop the robbery charges if she leaves town and never contacts her again. Amanda is truly sorry, and leaves. Jill embraces Mac, and tells her its all over.
Victoria questions why Victor hasnt explained his reasons for his trip. She mentions her run-in with Max, and wants Victor to find Nikki and talk to her. Max comforts Nikki and assures her that she is an amazing woman who deserves someone better than Victor. Nikki realizes that she must move on, but when she returns home, she finds Victor waiting for her. John comforts Jill, knowing how close they came to losing their son. Jill also agrees with John that they close the Glow By Jabot House this summer. She thanks Larry for saving Billys life, and invites him to dinner. Brad and Ashley make love, and express how lucky they are to have each other. Brad is still concerned about Ashleys health, and notices her hairbrush with clumps of hair. Although the Jabot House is cancelled, Phyllis assumes Jack will make good on his promise to get Diane out by July. Jack mentions that he was thinking of telling Diane to stay somewhere in town and not move to Denver. Phyllis believes Jacks reasoning is ludicrous, and wants to know if he is going to ask Diane to stay or not. Michael is amazed that Diane created a phony job offer, and wonders if she got her leg broken on purpose. He suggests that Diane leave now while she still has some dignity left. Jack enters and wants to know what the hell Michael is doing there.
Ashley is numb from the realization of the side effects from the chemotherapy. Brad reassures her that they will get through this crisis. Christine accepts Michaels dinner invitation, as long as there is no shop talk. Michael reminds her that she always said he was a changed man. He also thanks Christine for being such a good friend. Jill and Larry, having just finished dinner, discuss their failed relationships. They toast to no more failed romances. John assures Phyllis that Diane is not a threat to her. Phyllis knows Diane is using Kyle to steal Jack, but John wants Phyllis to give Jack some credit. Diane suggests to Jack that she and Kyle continue to stay in the pool house until her leg heals. Diane wants to make the situation best for everyone and will accept whatever decision Jack makes. Jack tells Phyllis that Diane is staying, prompting Phyllis to pack her bags and leave. Nick wants Victoria to accept the fact that things might not work out for their parents. Victor tries to explain to Nikki that the purpose of his trip was to do some soul-searching. He admits that he doesnt want to repeat his mistakes from the past. Victor wants to marry Nikki. He pulls out a diamond ring and proposes.
Nikki is speechless from Victors proposal. He pleads with her to stay together and have back the dream. They both admit that they have been waiting so long for this. Victor admits he has been waiting for the right moment to propose, but Nikki is going to need more time and will give him an answer in a couple of weeks. Victoria doesnt understand why Nick doesnt want their parents to get back together. Nick admits he has the same hopes she does, but is being realistic. Sharon enters and begins arguing with Victoria about Nikki and Victors situation. Nick breaks it up, and Victoria storms out. Paul and Isabella explain how much they have brought to each others lives as well as their sons. She mentions it has not been the smoothest road for them and it is because of her. Paul assures her that is all over, and they are a family now. Michael and Christine share a romantic dinner at Ginas. Christine and Michael toast and share a dance, as Lauren watches them the entire time. John comforts Ashley, and wants her to stay home and rest. Ashley feels badly about burdening John and Brad with her feelings. Brad runs into Olivia at Ginas while he is picking up Ashleys favorite soup. Brad confesses he is scared of losing Ashley. He then changes the subject to Nate, and offers to take him to a baseball game. Olivia thinks Brad needs this as much as Nate does. Juice eyeballs Neil as Serena takes his drink order. Neil confides in Serena that his family has been on his mind and that he is upset that he has failed Nate.
Brad arrives at Olivias and wants to take Nate out for the day. Olivia thanks him for the offer and says his timing couldnt be better. Nate agrees and calls Neil to the baseball game. Neil is taken aback, but agrees to meet him at the diner. Serena overhears this and wonders if Neil is any shape to meet Nate. Neil sweeps his glass of whiskey away, and worries aloud that he might mess things up. Lauren gives Paul and Isabella a silver cup for Ricky, and they are very impressed. Isabella asks Lauren to be Rickys godmother because she is grateful to Lauren for helping her and Paul get together. Nick thinks its a good idea to help push Victoria and Diego together, but Sharon is unsure. Diego and Victoria are swimming, as Nick calls to invite them to a barbecue. Raul visits Billy in the hospital and mentions how well things are going with Brittany. Billy wonders if shes really changed, and Raul insists that she has. Colleen, J.T., and Brittany are getting the cameras ready in the Glow By Jabot Boutique. J.T. asks Erica if she wants to go to a keg party. Brittany overhears and invites herself and Raul along.
Mac visits Billy in the hospital, and is glad they found their way back to each other since she would not have made it without him. Larry stops by the house to see how Mac and Kay are doing, and Kay invites him to move in. Larry isnt sure its a good idea, but later accepts the invitation. Jill thinks this is another one of Kays schemes to push her out of the house. Colleen tries on one of the skimpy halter tops in the Glow By Jabot Boutique. J.T. comments that its too small, but if she likes it, thats fine with him. Brittany teases J.T. about Colleen. John arrives and also notices that Colleens top is too small. He tells her theyre going home and she cant go out with the rest of the gang. Raul follows Brittany to the keg party but is hesitant about drinking. Brittany twists his arm, and they toast to new experiences. Nick and Sharon prepare the barbecue as Diego and Victoria flirtatiously discuss work, business, and swim styles. In the kitchen, Sharon warns Diego about Victorias intentions and Diego says hell keep his guard up. Serena watches Neil rush out of the bar, leaving his keys behind. Juice mentions to Serena that hes resentful toward Neil since he stole his girlfriend, Drucilla, several years ago. Neil meets Nate and Brad at the diner, much to Brads surprise. Brad notes to Neil that he doesnt appreciate being put in this position, since Olivia doesnt know about this.
Phyllis fantasizes about strangling Diane, but her alter ego advises her to focus on establishing a relationship with Kyle as a means to drive Diane away. Phyllis likes this idea and decides to get access to Kyle without Diane around. Diane is secretly thrilled to learn from Jack that Phyllis moved out. Diane apologizes to Jack, and offers to talk to Phyllis on his behalf. Jack insists that she stay away from Phyllis. Diane smiles with satisfaction, until the door opens and Phyllis enters with her suitcase. At the keg party, Raul feels a bit shaky from drinking and his diabetes. He takes Brittany someplace private while J.T. tries to put the moves on Erica. Colleen shows up and latches onto J.T. The cops show up, and everyone drives off leaving Brittany and Raul behind. J.T. and Erica try to find out where the party has moved to, while Colleen watches J.T.s every move. Thinking he is just being brotherly, J.T. tells Colleen she cant come to the party and is going to drop her off at her house. Diego and Victoria pick up Raul and Brittany, and drop them off at the coffeehouse. Brittany accuses Raul of judging her and wanting her to change. Raul denies this, explaining that he doesnt care about parties. Nick comments on how well the barbecue turned out, and notes the connection between Victoria and Diego. Diego shares with Victoria that he feels he has been a lousy role model for Raul. Victoria encourages Diego to feel good about himself.
Hope tells Victor that shes very upset at Leannas expose and has gotten in contact with Julia and Ramona to figure out what to do next. Victor is struck by Hopes anger. He calls Leannas voice mail and leaves a message that he wants to see her. Leanna and Lou discuss her next report a two part on Victor Newman. When Leanna learns that Hope is presently located in Victors jet, she becomes determined to end his womanizing once and for all. Victoria and Diego share ice cream and talk about their past relationships. Victoria marvels at how liberated Diego is, and Diego asserts that she could be the same way. Olivia catches Serena snooping around Neils apartment and demands to know where Neil is. Brad calls Olivia on her cell phone and informs her that Neil is with him and Nate at the diner. Serena sees a photo of Drucilla and Lily, and jots down Drucillas phone number. Olivia blasts Neil for going against her wishes, and is tired of his excuses. Neil insists hes not drunk and wants Olivia to hear him out, but Olivia exits with Nate. Jack is still angry that Phyllis walked out on him, but wants to hear her plan that will work for everyone. Phyllis states that Diane can stay in the pool house, but her access to the main house should be strictly limited. Jack thinks Phyllis plan is more than she can handle, but Phyllis will do everything possible to make it work. Diane complains to Isabella that Phyllis moved back in just when she was starting to get to Jack. Diane thinks Phyllis has changed, and wonders what her next move is.
Jack explains the new ground rules to Diane, to which she accepts. Phyllis asks Jack if he thinks Diane will follow the new rules, and he counters by questioning if she will. Phyllis admits she has no hidden agenda, and Jack replies that he could have handled things better. He tells her he loves her, and she kisses him. Olivia reprimands Nate for calling and getting together with Neil behind her back. Brad insists that he made a judgement call in letting Neil stay, and that Neil was sober and on his best behavior. Olivia is skeptical, surmising that Neil will become a full-blown alcoholic. Neil explains his visit with Nate to Serena, and how angry Olivia was when she showed up. Serena denies calling Olivia, but admits to snooping around Neils apartment since she wanted to get to know him better. J.T. shows up late for work at the boutique, and observes how happy Brittany and Raul look. Colleen approaches J.T. and asks if he likes Brittany. J.T. denies it, saying he is just concerned about her. Victoria is upset that Nikki turned down Victors proposal. Victor declares he has fought for Nikki before, but this time she will make her own decision. Leanna isnt worried about meeting with Victor since he cant hurt her anymore. She enters Victors office, and he claims shes got him this time.
Victor informs Leanna that Julia, Ramona, and Hope are planning a lawsuit against her with his financial backing. He offers her a way out; if she retracts everything and makes a public apology to him and the other three women, they will forget it. Leanna assumes that Victors offer is not negotiable, and decides to make the retraction and apologize. She also mentions that Max is quite smitten with Nikki. Victoria accuses Max of filling Nikkis head with a bunch of lies about Victor. Max denies it, and hopes that Victoria realizes that Nikki is a changed woman. Jill suggests to Billy that he travel abroad during college, but Billy wants to stay closer to his family and friends. Mac arrives and remarks that they cannot let themselves be ripped apart. Kay makes an observation about Jill and Larrys friendship. Larry wonders why Jill is acting so weird around him. Jill states there is no relationship between them. John tells Colleen that he has an emergency meeting and can't attend her dance recital. Colleen cant admit that she sneaked out last night to go to the keg party. J.T. warns Diego about Brittany doing a number on Raul. Diego and Raul argue over Brittany, and Raul realizes that Diego has been talking with J.T. Raul admits to Diego that falling in love with Brittany is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Phyllis accuses Brittany of using Raul, pointing out that theyre an unlikely couple. Brittany firmly states that she will not give in to love until she is good and ready.
Max arrives in Victors office and demands to speak with Nikki. Victor informs Max that even if he knew where Nikki was, he wouldnt tell him. They argue about the takeover of Julias company, and how Victor had a personal agenda. Max assumes Nikki turned down his proposal, but Victor gloats that Nikki will come on her own free will. Victoria confides in Diego about trying to get her parents back together. He feels she cant worry about it if there is nothing she can do. She admits to feeling better, and Diego asks her out on a date. Nick comments that things are heating up between Victoria and Diego, but Sharon has her doubts. Later, Sharon makes it clear to Diego that hes not going anywhere with Victoria. Colleen wonders if Brad is going to show up at her dance recital. After the performance, she realizes that no one came. J.T. surprises Colleen, who admits he just wanted to see what her dance recital was all about. Colleen is thrilled and thanks him for coming. Ashley, wearing a turban and looking run down, comments to Olivia that her nausea comes and goes. She wonders if Brad has commented to Olivia how this is affecting him. Olivia knows Brad is glad to help. Larry realizes Jill must be lonely since Sean is gone. Jill admits she loved him, and Larry admits he has a lot to learn in that area. Jill moves in and kisses Larry.
John wonders if everything is all right with Ashley and Brad. Ashley feels that the cancer is taking over their lives and driving a wedge between them. She realizes Brad missed Colleens dance recital because he was making Ashley his number one priority. Brad apologizes to Colleen for missing her recital. He feels guilty, but Colleen understands and tells him how proud she is of him for caring so much about the people he loves. Larry wakes up next to Jill, and tries to sneak out of her bedroom. Jill mentions she has no regrets and orders him to stay. However, Jill states that no one can know what happened between them. Larry understands and would not tell anyone. Billy and Mac arrive to see how Kay is doing. Billy heads upstairs to speak with Jill, but Mac stops him. Sharon warns Diego that Victoria is using him. Diego tells Sharon that he can handle Victoria and any other woman in his life. He claims he has put their affair out of his mind and suggests Sharon do the same. Nick visits Victor, and hopes Nikki accepts his proposal. He also hopes that Sharon and Victoria can overcome their differences and be close again. Victoria confides in Olivia that Diego has taken the bait. Olivia attempts to get Victoria admit her attraction to Diego, but she denies it. Olivia becomes skeptical that Victoria can pull off her plans without changing her agenda. Victor sees Sharon and questions why shes so protective of Diego.
Victor thinks Sharons concern for Diego is unnecessary, and wonders if shes being honest with him. Sharon admits she and Diego are friends, and doesnt want to see him leave town if things dont work out with Victoria. Nick argues with Victoria about why there is a rift between her and Sharon. Victoria thinks Sharon instigated the problem, realizing shes jealous and doesnt want her with Diego. While dining at Ginas, Michael and Christine run into Jack who informs them that Diane is still in town. Michael is surprised and comments that Jack should see a shrink. Diane enters the house, and Phyllis reprimands her for breaking Jacks rules. Diane protests Phyllis enjoyment of the situation. Jack returns and reminds Diane that they made an agreement. Jack wants Kyle to join them for dinner, and Phyllis makes it clear that Diane is not invited. Sharon calls Christine, worrying what to do about Diego. Jill comforts John who is upset about Ashleys chemotherapy. Jill sees that Ashley is fighting the cancer hard, and thinks she will survive and prosper. John breaks down and Jill embraces him. Brad feels he couldnt talk to Ashley about Colleen because he doesnt want to add to her problems. Ashley makes it clear she doesn't want to be treated like an invalid. They agree they dont want their relationship to be a faade, and he wants her to lean on him.
Diane expresses her unhappiness to Jack about the new living arrangements. Jack replies that its about him and Phyllis needing their privacy, and how he wants Kyle to feel comfortable around Phyllis. Phyllis is nervous Kyle wont like her, but Mamie reassures her they will get along fine. Jack re-introduces Kyle to Phyllis who is at first hesitant to hold him. As the evening progresses, Jack notices Phyllis make a connection with Kyle. Isabella believes Phyllis is a loose canon and will self-destruct, so Diane has nothing to worry about. Diane enters the house and witnesses Jack, Phyllis, and Kyle share a warm moment. Raul surprises Brittany by taking her out to dinner at the Lodge, where they had their first date. While they are dancing, Brittany admits that he makes her feel so good, and Raul says the same of her. As Raul pays the check, Brittany returns with keys to one of the rooms upstairs. Sharon confesses to Christine that she wants Diego gone because he is a reminder that she cheated on Nick. Christine thinks Sharon should deal with her feelings of guilt and jealousy, but Sharon decides she simply will not have them anymore. Victoria wonders why Sharon would risk losing her family, but Olivia believes shes making assumptions. However, Victoria believes Sharons opposition to her relationship with Diego is proof. Nick admits to Larry that he regrets both changing Diegos mind about leaving and encouraging Victoria to spend time with him. Nick arranges to meet with Victoria and Sharon to clear the air, once and for all.
Victoria and Sharon are upset with Nick for bringing them together to resolve their differences. Nick leaves them to figure things out for themselves, while he goes to speak with Diego. Victoria claims she knows the real reason why Sharon doesnt want her and Diego together. Sharon dodges Victorias accusations that she has stronger feelings for Diego. Victoria makes it clear that she is only trying to protect her brother and family, and reminds Sharon that she is not the enemy. Nick asks Diego if Victoria said anything to him as to why she and Sharon arent getting along. Diego notices Nicks underlying worry and asks if theres anything he can do. Nick asks him to just be good to Victoria, and Diego assures him he will. Raul and Brittany sneak into their hotel room and order room service. Raul gives her a locket and remarks that they are a cute couple. They fall down on the bed and kiss passionately. Mac asks J.T. if he would be honest with her and admits if he thinks Brittany is playing with Rauls feelings. J.T. tells her not to worry since Brittany seems to be the one whos in love. Diane is burning up inside as she sees Kyle nestled in Phyllis arms. Jack scolds Diane for showing up unannounced. Phyllis playfully feeds Kyle while Jack lovingly watches. Jack takes Kyle back to Diane while Phyllis waits for him upstairs. Jack points out that Phyllis has been making a genuine effort to get along, and suggests Diane do the same. Jack returns to the house and makes love to Phyllis. Diane comments to Isabella that Kyle is her son with Jack and she will not let Phyllis use him.
J.T. insists to Mac and Billy that something is wrong with Brittany and Rauls relationship. Billy hopes that Raul isnt in over his head with Brittany. Raul and Brittany return from their rendezvous at the Lodge. J.T. grills Brittany about her feelings for Raul. Brittany states that Raul treats her wonderfully, but shes confused since he mentioned the L word. Phyllis talks to Michael about her new approach to maintain her marriage to Jack and pull the rug out from Diane. Michael thinks Phyllis plan will work, but warns her to be leery of Diane because she may still want to fight dirty. Diane blames Victor for treating her poorly in the past and luring her away from her great love, Jack. Victor tells her to quit playing the victim, and that it is never too late to find love. Max asks Nikki how her trip was, and if she would be up for dinner. Nikki returns from her trip and runs into Max. She admits she has done a lot of thinking about her future, and he will hear about it very soon. Mac informs Victor that he plans on sticking around in Genoa City to pursue a relationship with Nikki. Victor replies that hes wasting his time because hes confident Nikki will marry him. Nikki confides in Jack that her remarrying Victor could be the fulfillment of a dream. Jack is astounded that Nikki is even considering Victors proposal. Victor sees Nikki standing at his office door.
Billy denies that he is jealous of Raul and Brittany. He thinks Raul is overwhelming Brittany with the constant attention, the locket, and talk about sticking together during college. Raul gets offended, and Billy apologizes if he is misreading things. Brittany denies to J.T. that she is in love with Raul. J.T. thinks Raul is dull, and that Brittany is falling into the trap for suckers. Brittany admits that shes a little scared. Raul meets Brittany at the boutique to make plans for the night, but Brittany is tired and wants to go home. Isabella admits to Paul that her mystery friend is Diane Jenkins. Paul is shocked and explains that he has his own serious issues with Diane that go way back. Isabella wants to give Diane the benefit of the doubt, but Paul orders Isabella to stay away from her. Lauren mentions to Michael that shes glad he is getting intimate with Christine. Michael is stunned, but Lauren is happy with anything that distracts Christine from thinking about Paul. Later, Michael surprises Christine with the dress she had been eyeing at Fenmores. Jack interrupts Ashley recording her audio diary. Jack wants her to talk to him, but Ashley wants to deal with things on her own. He mentions Victors proposal, and they both wonder if Nikki will say yes. Nikki fills Victor in about her trip and how she did a lot of soul-searching. Victor claims to be a different person, and asks how he can convince Nikki things would be different. Nikki believes they can have it all, and finally answers yes.
Nick and Victoria are ecstatic as Victor reveals Nikki accepted his proposal. Victor claims that they were thinking about eloping very soon, but Nick and Victoria insist on a big fancy wedding. Ashley wonders why she cant get her mind off of Victor and Nikki, as she recognizes Lorie Brooks sitting across the room. She grills Lorie as to why shes back in town, and Lorie claims its none of her business. Jack runs into Max at the bar and warns him to stay clear of Nikki. Max approaches Lorie and asks what the hell she is doing there. Lorie answers that shes there to see him. Isabella is upset that Paul is trying to dictate who she can and cannot see. Paul suggests Isabella meet some new people, and Isabella replies that she can handle her own social life. Lauren arrives, followed by Mary, to deliver little Rickys christening gown for the baptism. After Paul and Mary leave, Lauren mentions that Michael and Christine are dining at the Colonnade room. Isabella is elated, but Lauren senses that shes hiding something. At dinner, Michael notices Christine is distracted and staring into space. Michael mentions how beautiful she looks in her new dress, but observes that the date isnt the same for her as it is for him.
Victor and Nikki decide to split their time between town and the ranch. Nikki receives a message that Max called, and Victor says she has no reason to speak to him. Nikki likes that Victor is protective, but she wants to return the call anyway. Lorie explains to Max that she wants him to sign their divorce settlement. She says she also came to see an old fiance, Victor Newman. Max cant believe that Lorie was engaged to Victor at one time. Lorie feels badly for hurting him, and they decide not to drag up their history. Max receives a call from Nikki to meet him at Jabot. Nick and Victoria share the wedding news with Sharon and Diego. Diego congratulates them, and notes to Victoria that it must mean the world to her. When Diego and Victoria are alone, Victoria finally asks Diego if there is anything going on with him and Sharon. Diego insists he has no romantic interest in Sharon. Later, at the tack room, Victoria and Diego toast to new beginnings. Sharon and Nick make love, while Sharon remembers her affair with Diego. Isabella admits to Lauren that she is insecure about her marriage to Paul. She still thinks Paul has unresolved feeling for Christine, and decides to test Paul by dining with him at the Colonnade Room. Christine admits to Michael that she is still healing, and just wants to be good friends. Paul and Isabella arrive and notice Michael and Christine dining together.
Michael approaches Isabella and warns her to leave with Paul. He promises not to tell Christine about their conspiracy, but she needs to watch what she says to Lauren. Isabella and Paul stop dancing, and exit. Michaels non-stop concern for Christine is driving her up the wall. They leave, and Christine wants to call it a night. Michael becomes frustrated that Christine refuses to open up to him. She thinks she made a mistake by letting him into her personal life. While Sharon contemplates her marriage, Cassie enters upset from a nightmare. Nick walks in and takes Cassie back to bed. Sharon looks after them and becomes aware of all she could lose. Victoria is a little buzzed as Diego asks her about her past relationships. She explains her romance with Cole and then Ryan. She begins to kiss Diego passionately, but he pulls away. She gets upset and storms off. Max is shocked by Nikkis news, and thinks Victor will hurt her once again. Lorie arrives at Victors apartment to apologize for leaving him at the altar all those years ago. Victor states that he has already put her behind him, and escorts her to the door. Nikki sees Lorie exit, and asks Victor for an explanation. He reassures Nikki that shes the only woman for him.
Victor and Nikki share breakfast together, and discuss Lorie Brooks return. Victor mentions that he didnt tell her about their engagement. He leaves for work, and Nikki goes to see Lorie at her hotel suite. Max realizes that Lorie still has feelings for Victor and offers to come up with a plan that will benefit both of them. Max believes the only way for Lorie to have a second chance with Victor is for Nikki to be out of the picture. Lorie thinks Max is ridiculous and yells for him to get out. Victoria states to Nick that her date didnt go well with Diego, and they will never see each other again. Nick feels terrible about this, and admits to Sharon that he wishes he would have left Diego and Victoria alone. Sharon and Nick express their love for each other, and promise to never lose sight of their love again. Victoria returns to the tack room and accuses Diego of rejecting her. Diego admits that he didnt want to lead her on and hurt her in any way. She admits she was angry with him last night, and Diego apologizes for starting off on the wrong foot. Colleen joins J.T. at the coffeehouse and he shows her a list of books he is supposed to read over the summer. Colleen suggests to J.T. that since she has read most of the books on his summer reading list, maybe they could get together and discuss them. In order to stay together with Mac, Billy wants to change his plans for the future. He thinks they should go to Louisiana with Brock and help build houses for the less fortunate. Mac thinks its a great idea, but knows Jill will disapprove.
Mac reveals to Kay that she and Billy have been thinking about holding off on going to college. Kay knows how much Mac has been looking forward to college, and wants her to think long and hard about her decision. Billy grills Colleen, wanting to know whats going on between her and J.T. Colleen states that they were just talking about books, and asks Billy to back off. Brittany teases J.T. about leading on Colleen, and reminds him that shes only fifteen. J.T. doesnt see it as a big deal because Colleen was just going to help him study. Billy informs Raul that he and Mac are thinking of skipping a semester to help build homes with Brock. Raul thinks its a great idea, and asks if he and Brittany can come along. Juice wonders why Serena gave Neil back his watch, and thinks she must have had an honesty attack. Rob, the barkeep, says it doesnt sound like her. Serena goes looking for Neil at his hotel room. She doesnt understand why hes toughing it out on his own, and urges him to go to rehab. Neil thinks if he doesnt do it alone, he will always wonder when it is going to sneak up on him again. Victor visits Ashley and wonders how the chemotherapy is affecting her. Ashley thanks him for his concern, and mentions she ran into Lorie Brooks. Victor remarks that Nikki already knows she came to visit him, and there is nothing to worry about. Nikki suspects Lorie hasnt gotten over Victor, and warns her to leave town immediately. Lorie mentions to Max that Nikki should be very afraid.
Max is convinced that he and Lorie can break up Nikki and Victor. He knows that if Lorie even showed the slightest interest in Victor, his ego would kick into high gear. Lorie replies that she will think about it and be in touch. Kay and Nikki make wedding plans, but Nikki wants to make things small and simple. Kay is bothered by this because so many people have waited for it, and it should be the social event of the year. Nikki explains how satisfying it will be to exchange vows with Victor in front of everyone who thought it would never happen, including Leanna and Lorie. Victor feels he owed it to Ashley to tell her about the engagement in person. Brad returns and inquires why Victor is there. Victor claims it must be hard for Brad to see his wife having to deal with cancer. Brad states that things are difficult, but he and Ashley dont need his interference. Olivia goes to the Olive Tree in search of Neil. Juice says hes seen Neil, and will deliver her message to Neil in person. Serena worries about Neils health, understanding what hes going through, and offers to take him back to her place. Raul and Brittany join Billy and Mac for dinner at Yves. They discuss traveling to Louisiana to build homes for the homeless, and Brittany thinks theyre being ridiculous. Colleen is tutoring J.T. at the Boutique when Billy arrives and tells J.T. to take his hands off her.
Colleen is horrified by Billys accusation that J.T. was taking advantage of her. Colleen explains what really happened, and threatens to take off if Billy goes to her grandfather. Billy tells her J.T. is not her friend, and doesnt understand why she would want to help him. Mac asks J.T. to stay away from Colleen. J.T. doesnt like being treated like a pervert, and Colleen is the only one who doesnt see him that way. Mac informs Billy about her conversation with J.T., and believes J.T. is not going after Colleen. Raul tries to push the house-building idea on Brittany so they can be together, but Brittany is firmly against the idea. She realizes she insulted Raul, and reveals she has never felt as close to any guy as she does to him. Diane shows up at Isabellas and rants about Phyllis trying to pull Kyle and Jack away from her. Isabella reveals that Paul went through the roof when he found out they were friends. Diane complains that first Jack bans her from the house, and then her best friend turns on her. Phyllis and Jack return from their trip to Cannes, and go to play with Kyle. Phyllis is bonding with Kyle, when Diane enters. Christine warns Sharon to stay away from Diego, but Sharon just wants to make sure he isnt spilling the beans to Victoria. Victoria and Diego are in bed together, and discuss turning this one night stand into something more. However, Victoria wants to clean the slate and asks whats going on with him and Sharon.
Diego asks why Victoria wants to talk about Sharon since they are in bed together. Victoria wants to know if Diego thinks that Sharon is interested in him. Diego shares that Sharon turned to him for comfort when she thought Nick was cheating on her. Victoria thinks Sharon would move on if they let everyone know about their relationship. Sharon confides in Doris that she doesnt feel the same way about her marriage anymore. Doris wants Sharon to consider how lucky she is to have Nick and the children. Jill accuses Mac of being behind the idea to postpone college for awhile, but Billy insists that it was his idea. Larry knows Jill would never have agreed to Billys Louisiana plan, and wishes him well. J.T. states to Brittany that he doesnt have any intentions where Colleen is concerned. Brittany knows this is not the way Colleen sees things. Mac advises Colleen that J.T. only likes her as a friend. Colleen is crushed, and asks Mac not to tell Billy. Phyllis accuses Diane of trying to make sure her relationship with Jack and his son will not work. Jack promises to hold the line with Diane. Jack agrees with Diane that Kyle is what is important, but after ripping Phyllis character, Jack storms out.
Victor wants to make sure his wedding is an epic event that no one will ever forget, and offers to buy an English Castle for Nikki. They also set a date for their wedding, as September 5th. Caitlin tells Colleen that news spread very fast about her study session with J.T., and that he wants to speak with her. Colleen calls J.T. on his cell phone and he asks to meet her at the coffeehouse. Colleen expresses her pleasure that J.T. showed, and how happy she is to tutor him. Mac warns J.T. that Colleen has a major crush on him, and he should let her down easy. Brittany cant understand why Mac wants to blow off college for a year of manual labor. Mac is considering going because she does not want to disappoint Billy. Billy thanks Jack for supporting his idea to work in Louisiana. Jack senses that Billy wants to be his own man and get a new perspective on life. Later, Mac mentions to Billy that she doesnt know if she wants to skip college after all. Phyllis confides in Michael that she wishes she could get rid of Diane. Michael reminds Phyllis to focus on Jack and Kyle. Diane accuses Phyllis of being an unfit mother because of her history with Daniel. Diane knows this burns Phyllis, as she continues to rip into her. Phyllis belts Diane with her fist, and Diane tumbles to the floor.
Jack insists on knowing why Phyllis had to resort to hitting Diane. Phyllis replies that Diane provoked it and should have seen it coming. Jack claims she is going to have to learn to ignore Dianes attacks. Jack goes to speak with Diane, who thinks Jack married a crazy woman. Jack tells her to stick with the rules, and stop antagonizing Phyllis. Phyllis tears a photo of Diane into pieces and then lights it on fire. Victor and Nikki continue planning their wedding, discussing whom they want to invite. Brad and Ashley argue over Victors friendship. Olivia arrives and Brad leaves for London on a business trip. Ashley is glad Brad is going to London for a while because she thinks they can both use the space right now. Raul expresses to Brittany that he really wants to meet her parents. Brittany will try to set up a meeting next week sometime, but Raul would like to meet them tomorrow. Billy thought Mac felt the same way about going to Louisiana. Mac says that she was really looking forward to starting college, and that maybe they could go to Louisiana next year. Billy asks if she really loves him, and whether she feels she owes him something too. Mac admits she loves him and changes her mind she will go to Louisiana and postpone school.
The Abbotts gather for breakfast to say goodbye to Billy, who is leaving for Louisiana later in the day. John supports Billys decision to go, as long as its for a limited time. They ask about how Jill responded, and Billy says shes against it but they said their good-byes the day before. John is affected by the feeling of an empty house -- all of his children have now left, and Billy was the baby of the family. Ashley promises to keep him company. Kay helps Mac pack all of her clothing. They talk about Jill and how she is not happy with Billys decision. Billy arrives and notices that Mac is still not ready. He asks her to look at him because he can tell that she is having second thoughts about the trip. Jill calls Larry into her office to discuss a new mens cologne. Larry pulls away from her advances, saying that nothing is going to happen until they talk about Billy. Christine informs Lynne about her dinner date with Michael at the Colonnade Room. Lynne wonders if things were awkward, and thinks Christine is still not over Paul. Lauren tries to get out of Paul that it bothered him seeing Christine and Michael at dinner. Raul tells Brittany that he made dinner reservations at the Lodge for tonight. He dials Brittanys cell phone and makes her call her parents. Brittanys father says hes free for dinner, but Brittany doesnt mention the fact that Raul would be joining them.
Raul is upset that Brittany didnt tell her dad that he was coming to dinner. She explains her parents are in their own little world. Brittany feels it would be really weird for her, but Raul explains how important it is for their relationship. Brittany meets her parents at the Lodge, and introduces Raul as her friend. Larry speculates Jill doesnt approve of what Billys doing, and that is why she wont see him. He urges her to respect Billys choices and say good-bye before its too late. Billy informs Mac that she cant come with him. He knows going to Louisiana is his dream, not hers. Mac dreams of going to college, and Billy will respect her decision. As they say their good-byes, Jill walks in. Isabella takes Ricky to visit with Mary. Isabella knows that Mary still has a hard time accepting their marriage, but she assures Mary that she makes Paul very happy. Lauren wants to understand why Christines feelings still matter to Paul. Paul senses Christine is unhappy, and he still cares about her. Lauren feels Christine is having regrets, and Paul wonders if those regrets are real. Michael apologizes to Christine for coming on too strong the other night. Christine accepts his apology, and is glad they can remain friends. Michael asks if they have a chance to be together, and agrees not to try so hard. Ashley tries to cancel her wig shopping trip with Olivia, but Olivia senses her insecurities and brings a sample of wigs to her home. They try on wigs, and discuss how her sickness is taking its toll on her marriage to Brad.
Drucilla and Lily return from Paris, and arrive at Neils empty apartment. Lily thinks the place is a dump, and is envious that Wesley is still in Paris. Dru thinks Neil is staying somewhere else, and Lily thinks hes probably at his girlfriends place. Lily asks if Dru is giving up trying to straighten her out. Dru reminds her that Neil is her father and has a responsibility to her. Neil thanks Serena for being there for him, and he swears he will do his damnedest to beat it. Serena understands Neil wants to fight this on his own, and she leaves for work. Juice mentions to Rob that he wants to get some money out of Neil. Rob tells him that Neil has been staying at Serenas apartment. Juice barges into Serenas apartment and demands money from Neil. As Ashley tries on her wigs, she thinks Olivia is the best friend a girl could ever have. She takes off one of the wigs and looks at herself bald in the mirror, muttering that this is still her. Brittanys parents, Frederick and Anita, are pleased to meet Raul and ask him about his family and their line of work. Brittany is bothered by her parents ambivalent attitude about her going away to college. Raul wants to talk about it, but Brittany wants to get a room upstairs and something to drink. Jill wants Billy to reconsider his trip, but finally accepts that he needs to make his own decisions. Billy says he doesnt hold any grudges and that he loves her. A tearful Mac kisses Billy good-bye at the airport.
Max confronts Victor at Ginas. He finds it sad that Victor talks about Nikki like his possession, and Victor suspects Max is still after Nikki. Lorie visits Jack and asks if he thinks Victor is really in love with Nikki. Jack suspects that Victor proposed to Nikki because he heard Max Hollister was courting her. Nikki interrupts their conversation, and Jack leaves for a business meeting. Lorie comments to Nikki that she wont believe the wedding will happen until it happens. Nikki storms out, and Lorie calls Max to learn about his plan to break up Victor and Nikki. Juice knocks Neil out, takes his money, and heads to his apartment. Serena returns to her apartment to find Neil passed out on the floor. Olivia is delighted to find Lily in Neils apartment. Dru tells Olivia that she hopes Neil can straighten Lily out if she lives with him for awhile. Olivia explains that Neil developed a serious drinking problem, and Dru gets annoyed that Neil is unavailable just when she needs him. Olivia is shocked at how self-centered Dru is. The two stop bickering as they hear a key in the door -- its Juice. Frederick and Anita feel Brittany and Raul are too young to be involved. Raul is trying to comfort Brittany as shes getting drunk in their hotel room. He tries to make her feel better, but she rushes out to her car and locks the door. Raul runs after her, gets in the car, and they take off. Brittany accelerates the car, and there is the sound of a crash.
Nick, Sharon, and Victoria approve of their parents wedding plans. Instead of buying a castle, Victor and Nikki decide on the Colonnade Room, where they married the first time. Sharon asks Nick about the possibility of maybe having another baby. Victoria and Diego discuss making their relationship public. However, neither one of them want to define or label their relationship. Max wants Lories expertise to help break up Victor and Nikki. Lorie thinks hes chasing a fantasy and wants no part of it. Juice breaks into Neils apartment and threatens to hurt Lily if they dont give him money. Dru tells Olivia that Juice is bad news. Dru lunges at Juice, who grabs her arm and threatens to break it. Neil realizes that Juice is robbing his apartment, and Serena urges him not to risk his life. Neil barges into his apartment and wants to know what the hell is going on. Raul is unconscious and rushed into the ER. Brittany has some minor bruises, and calls Mac to come be with her. The police question Brittany, and order her to take a breathalyzer test. Her blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, and the officer places her under arrest.
The police have to keep Brittany in jail until someone bails her out. She convinces the officers to let her have two phone calls so that she can call Raul and see how he is doing. Mac tells Brittany about Rauls unconsciousness and spinal cord damage. J.T. is shocked that Brittany has been arrested for drunk driving. After a failed attempt to contact her parents, Brittany is put into a holding cell with prostitutes. Rauls parents worry that he will be paralyzed, but the doctor tells them not to assume the worst. Max convinces Lorie to join him in his plan to break up Victor and Nikki. Max wants to plant doubts into Nikkis mind with very convincing evidence. Victor and Nikki share a romantic shower, recapturing some of their love from years past. Nick thinks its a bad idea for Sharon to want another baby, since she lost their little girl earlier this year. Sharon is ready to have another baby, and Nick finds this to be proof of their love. Victoria and Diego make love. He realizes she doesnt want to keep their relationship a secret any longer. Neil is shocked to see Dru and Lily, and tries to convince Juice to let them go. Neil pins Juice against the wall, but then Juice runs out of the apartment. Serena comforts Neil, who is begging for a drink. Olivia demands Neil enter rehab. Dru cant believe what has happened to his life. Lily states that Neil isnt her father and she never wants to see him again. Neil is scared and knows he needs help.
Nikki and Victor wonder if Victoria worked late since her bed had not been slept in. Diego tries to convince Victoria to play hooky and spend the day with him. She wishes she could, but has to leave for work. Nikki is crushed that Victoria no longer shares her personal life with her, but Victoria confirms that the man in her life is making her very happy. Max has set up a closed circuit TV camera in Lories hotel suite in order to catch Victor in a compromising situation with Lorie. They both agree to get Victor and Nikki to the hotel suites. Max calls Nikki, asking for some closure, and Nikki agrees to meet him in half an hour. Diane is determined to prove to Jack that Phyllis is unstable. Isabella comprehends Diane is trying to provoke Phyllis, but warns Phyllis might be really dangerous. Jack tells Diane that he has been thinking about their situation, and is concerned about the effect it has on Phyllis. Hes decided that as soon as Diane gets her cast off, she has to leave. Brittanys parents bail her out of jail, and assume that Raul caused the accident. Mac calls Diego to tell him what happened. Rauls parents learn that Raul is in stable condition. Brittany apologizes profusely to Vicente and Adela, and wants to see Raul. She feels she doesnt deserve him, but Raul tells Brittany that everything will be alright.
Colleen meets J.T. for another study session. J.T. is distracted by what happened the night before, and Colleen offers to get them beers. J.T. chastises her for trying to get beer at her age. John spies Colleen sitting with J.T., and asks Jill what she knows about him. Jill mentions J.T. has a colored past, but she likes his parents and hopes he has learned from them. She thinks kids are going to do what they want, but John says he cant look the other way. Max reviews the camera and equipment with Lorie, and emphasizes they have one shot at the plan. Lorie apologizes for deceiving Victor into coming to her hotel suite, and invites him in for an explanation. Lorie tells Victor how captivating he is, and that he has cast a spell on her. Victor is surprised since she has always seemed in control. Max invites Nikki into his hotel suite, stating he has no intention of trashing Victor. As a last goodbye, Max has ordered Nikkis favorite lunch. Diane agrees with Jacks decision, but would like to live as close to Jack as possible, for Kyles sake. Jack appreciates Dianes willingness and offers to expedite the process. Phyllis isnt sold that Jack will really make Diane move out this time. She runs into Larry at Ginas, and asks if he knows of any hit men for hire.
Serena visits Neil in rehab, and tells him that he cant fight the power of the liquor because it will beat him. Neil feels he needs to get better for himself as well as his daughter, but doesnt know if thats possible. Serena wants to know where their relationship is going, but Neil cant deal with that right now. Olivia wants Dru to stop judging Neil. Dru explains that she came back because of Lilys problems, and she was counting on Neil to be a father. Dru confesses she had been going out with Wes, a psychiatrist, for a couple of years. Lily loves him, but Dru admits she needed a break from him. Lily asks Olivia to explain to Dru why she wants to go back to Paris. While Lily is left alone, she calls Wes in Paris and begs him to come to Genoa City and save her. Victor thinks Lorie is romanticizing the past, but Lorie mentions what might have been could be again. Victor notes she is still a beautiful woman, and Lorie points the remote towards the TV. Nikki notices that Max is very intense, and insists on leaving. She notices Maxs TV is on, and turns it off. Max gets frantic and turns it back on. John approaches Caitlin because he is concerned that Colleen wants to date an older and more experienced boy. J.T. apologizes for yelling at Colleen, and realizes she is as misunderstood as he is. She is surprised J.T. doesnt see her as a kid anymore. She kisses him, and he lets her.
Nikki observes that Max has a secret agenda, and starts to leave. Lorie regrets taking advantage of Victor when they were first together. Victor admits he valued their time together, but its time to move on. Max bursts into Lories hotel suite with Nikki. Dru observes Serena visiting with Neil. After Serena exits, Dru enters and wants to talk about what made Neil hit rock bottom. Neil wishes he were warned they were coming to town, but seeing Lily really gave him a major wake-up call. Neil asks Dru to stick around so he can make amends to her and Lily. Olivia reveals to Brad what has happened since hes been away. Brad thinks it great that Neil is seeking treatment, and compliments Olivia on being a lifeline for him. Lily tries to persuade Wes to come save her by claiming that Dru misses him. Once Lily hangs up, Wes books a flight to Genoa City. Anita and Frederick order Brittany to meet with their attorney to avoid any lawsuit from Rauls family. Brittany finds it sick that money is all they care about. Raul demands to know from Dr. Walker if hes going to be paralyzed. Diego and Mac visit with Raul, as he realizes Brittany is the reason he may not walk again.
Nikki sees Victor with Lorie, and storms out. Victor runs after Nikki and explains how Lorie deceived him. Nikki admits she was saying a final farewell to Max. They cant believe how much Max and Lorie didnt want them to marry. Nikki is touched when Victor reveals that his destiny is with her. Lorie regrets having gone along with Maxs scheme, and he chastises her for not activating the spy camera. Lorie accepts the reality that Victor is meant to be with Nikki, but notes that Max is still jealous of Victor. After Lorie exits, Max goes to order flowers for Victor and Nikkis wedding. Brad thanks Olivia for being a good friend, and letting him confide in her. Olivia offers to be there whenever he wants to talk. Ashley reveals to Jack that theres distance between her and Brad, and she cant get a handle on it. Jack assures her she will get through this and things will return to normal. Mac comforts Diego, who worries that Raul may never walk again. Raul reminds Brittany about her drinking and driving, and blames her for everything. Brittany begs for Rauls forgiveness. Adela and Vicente lash out at Frederick and Anita for letting Brittany recklessly take their sons life in her hands.
Victor and Nikki go over final wedding plans. Nick and Sharon announce theyve decided to have another baby. Nikki states how everything is perfect, and Victoria toasts her parents. Nikki wants Victoria to invite Diego to the wedding since hes brought her such happiness lately. Nick admits to Victor he was hesitant about wanting another baby, and Victor advises him to hold on to his strong marital foundation with Sharon. Sharon hides her frustration when she learns that Diego and Victoria are seeing each other and coming to the wedding together. Victoria and Diego are glad Sharon is focusing on Nick again. In bed, Nick asks if Sharon is ready to make another baby, but he realizes shes fallen asleep. Jack tells John that Ashley opened up about the difficulty Brad is having dealing with her cancer. Olivia and Dru discuss her visit with Neil. Olivia hopes Dru and Lily can make amends with Neil. Dru asks about Olivias growing relationship with Brad. Olivia insists they are just friends. Brad and Ashley acknowledge that they are having marital problems due to Ashleys illness. Brad asks if he should be doing more for her, and Ashley replies that nothing is working.
Victor calls Nikki to make sure she hasnt forgotten what day this is. Kay visits Victor to give him cufflinks for good luck. She also hopes that Victor has resolved all of his issues because this wedding means the world to Nikki. Victor promises he will make Nikki very happy. Nikki shows Cassie and asks her to be a junior bridesmaid. Nick notices something is bothering Sharon and wants to talk about it. Sharon wants to stop talking, and kisses Nick passionately. Sharon suddenly stops and admits to Nick that shes been keeping a secret from him, and its about Diego. Victoria purchases a suit for Diego to wear to the wedding. Brad cant understand why it matters so much to Ashley that she attends Victor and Nikkis wedding. Ashley wants to support Victor, and says shes going to the wedding whether Brad likes it or not. Jack fixes breakfast, while Phyllis bonds with Kyle. Phyllis is glad Kyle is going to be close, but she hates that Diane is going to be in Genoa City on a permanent basis. Isabella asks Diane about her situation with Jack, and Diane replies that shes more hopeful. Diane dismisses Isabella when her lawyer shows up.
Nikki thanks Kay for being the most wonderful friend, and expresses how happy she is to be re-marrying Victor. Jack pays a visit to Victor, wising him well. Ashley refuses to understand Brads contempt with Victor. Brad exits and Ashley takes a nap. Ashley dreams about her daughter growing up without knowing her biological father. Brad oversees Ashley make a video diary for Abby. Larry and Jill joke about business and sneaking in and out of Jills bedroom. Larry also admits he had a strange conversation with Phyllis, and Jill suspects she just likes to shock people. Phyllis is alone with Kyle as Diane looks on from outside. Phyllis allows her inside, and Diane takes Kyle. They have a civil encounter and Jack is pleased that Diane finally understands the rules. Diane returns to tell Phyllis and Jack that her lawyer is filing a petition because Diane does not want Phyllis alone with her son. Victoria explains to Diego that Nikki already knows that they are much more than just friends. Diego and Victoria admit that theyre falling in love with each other. Sharon finally admits to Nick that she slept with Diego. She explains that she did it because she thought he was going to leave her. Nick finds that to be a lame excuse and demands to know how many times shes been with Diego. He storms out, and bursts in on Diego and Victoria. Nick lunges at Diego and begins choking him.
Nicholas blames his father for what has happened to Cassie. Isabella sees Paul with Chris in disguise.
Nikki is shocked when discovers the truth what has been going on. Wes and Olivia have to face the consequences about what they have been up to.
Jill receives advise from both Larry and Frederick about whether she should try and find her real mother or not.
Cassie's condition grows worse which leads to Victor pleading with her not to give up.
Phyllis runs into Diane whilst she is at the coffee house. Dr. Walker is forced to give Cassie's family some bad news.
Victor is able to convince Nikki that Sharon made the first move and not him. Cassie's condition improves slightly.
Brad is furious after seeing a picture of Colleen and J.T. together and insists she moves back home.
As Jill about to find out who her real parents are she is told that she will have to get a court order to see the records. Brad clashes with J.T.
J.T. tells Colleen that they will have to wait until they take their relationship to the next level. Raul is shocked when Brittany tells him she thinks she could be pregnant.
Isabella is worried that the truth about what she and Michael have been up to could be exposed. Drucilla hears a secret from her sister.
Victor admits the truth to his daughter about really happened the night he and Sharon kissed.
Isabella begs her husband not to see Christine ever again. Dr. Walker has some bad news for Nicholas.
Lily isn't happy with the fact that her mother wants to be a model again. Drucilla is happy when she is offered a job.
Phyllis pleads with Victor to give her old job back. Jack wants her not to go back to work though so she can spend more time looking after Kyle.
Everyone is determined to gain control of Satine. Jill finds herself in trouble.
Drucilla is furious with Neil with the methods he used to acquire Satine. She is also upset that he takes no interest in her career.
Billy is surprised when he learns that Colleen wanted to sleep with JT. He also learns that JT said they should wait and not rush things.
J.T. and Colleen find that their relationship is the main talking topic in Genoa. Mackenzie and Raul both try to offer advise.
When Noah sits by Cassie's bedside Victoria and Nicholas see her lips move. Frederick has some news for Jill about her birth mother.
Colleen tries to convince her father and Ashley to give her more freedom.