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.