At Vivienne and Julius' hotel room, Julius and Nicole argued. Julius told Nicole that she was convinced she knew something, but he called it foolishness. He couldn't believe she would accuse him of something. He maintained that Sasha was a liar. "Sasha is my sister -- your daughter," Nicole shouted. She added that Julius had robbed Sasha of a father and Nicole of a sister. Julius angrily said Sasha had robbed Nicole of a life with Zende.
Nicole couldn't believe that Julius had let his family live a fantasy with Nicole being a little princess while Sasha "got the crumbs you gave her." Julius maintained that Lucy, Sasha's mother, was crazy. "Nothing ever worked out for her in life," he said.
Nicole maintained that Julius should have been more compassionate. "She was my sister! You didn't tell me. I could have loved her. I could have told her my secret feelings," Nicole cried. She added that he had stabbed Vivienne in the heart.
"Stop. Stop," Julius screamed. "I tried to be strong," he said with tears streaming down his cheeks. He maintained that she was too young to understand. He explained that Vivienne had turned away from him when he hadn't known what to do about Myron. He said his father had said he'd been too easy on Myron, "and your mother said I was too hard on him," he explained.
Julius said Lucy was the only one who had understood how he'd felt, and he had been weak. "Where did I come from?" Nicole asked. Julius said there was not one day that he hadn't loved his wife. "You will not breathe one word of this to my wife," Julius advised. "You don't get to forbid me to do anything anymore," Nicole answered. Julius said he had someone he had to see.
At Forrester, Sasha and Zende discussed that Nicole knew something about Mr. Avant. Zende asked what had happened. Sasha finally explained that she had told Nicole that she and Nicole were sisters. "I told her that her father is my father too," Sasha said. Zende wondered if she had just found out. Sasha explained that she had always known, but she never told anyone, as Julius had ordered. "Nicole is my sister, only she never knew it until today," Sasha said.
In another office at Forrester, Sasha poured her heart out to Zende. She shared that her mother had had some problems when she was growing up, and "Aunt Viv" had been wonderful to her. She and Nicole were basically the same age, and Sasha had spent a lot of time at their house. She had heard Julius ask Vivienne why Sasha was always there, and Vivienne had taken him aside and talked to him. After that, things had changed, and Sasha had been treated more like a member of the family. But Vivienne had gotten a job as the county clerk, and Julius had been the parent at home after school. She had felt unwelcome again.
Sasha confessed that she had quit going to school because she had overheard people say unkind things about her mother. Then she had overheard Julius yelling at her mother to buy Sasha some decent clothes and enroll her at the same school as Nicole. "He would do the bare basics to be a father as long as no one knew. And no one ever did until today," Sasha said. Sasha admitted she had told Nicole.
Sasha said that Julius always kept her at a distance, and he was going to hate her. She frantically searched for her purse because she had her contracts in there, and she was going to need them because Rick and Maya were going to want to get rid of her as soon as they found out.
Zende reminded her that her bag was back at the Forrester residence. He tried to calm her down, and he said that he was sure Julius loved her and had his reasons for keeping her secret. She left to get her purse, and Zende looked worried.
At the hotel room, Nicole dried her tears, and her mother entered and said it was a nice surprise to see her. Vivienne added that Maya had said everything had gone well at the doctor's office. Nicole said it had, but Vivienne noted that Nicole looked upset. "What happened? Come on, you can tell me," she said.
In Rick's office, Rick, Maya, and Vivienne discussed Sasha. Vivienne maintained that Sasha had never stood a chance in life. Maya argued that Sasha had attended the same parochial school Nicole had, but Vivienne said Sasha's mother had not made good decisions, and she'd never had a father in her life. "Her life was one long accident," she said.
Rick said that his father hadn't been in his life, but it had made him more determined to be loved by the people who didn't know him. Vivienne said she was leaving, and she said the little hotel room they had rented had become home. Rick wondered if Julius had found a place to buy or rent, but she said he had not found anything. Rick offered to connect them with some investors, but Vivienne noted that Julius had no tolerance for risk.
At the Forrester mansion, Sasha found her bag and pulled out her contracts. Julius entered. "I don't think Eric is here," she said. Julius chastised Sasha for hurting Nicole and stealing her first true love. He accused Sasha of lying to Nicole.
"You were precious to me. I gave you my precious little girl to be by your side and my wife to look over you ... all I asked in return was one little thing -- one little thing -- for you to keep you mouth quiet," he said. Julius accused her of being too selfish. "Sasha, you may be my daughter, but you will never be my family," he said. Sasha tearfully glared at him.