At the Athletic Club, Lily looked nervously at her phone, and Cane asked when her doctor was supposed to call with her test results. She insisted that she wasn't worried, and they agreed that they loved saying the words "cancer-free." She said that she had just been checking her email about a gift for the twins, and they happily discussed their plans for Christmas. Lily spotted Chloe at the bar, and Cane said that they had a lot of things to be grateful for.
Chloe and Jill hugged hello, and Jill commented that she hadn't seen Chloe around the house. Chloe explained that she had been busy with work, and Jill hoped that Chloe was taking care of herself, because she understood that it was hard to get through the holidays. Chloe replied that she'd manage, and Jill mentioned Billy's support group. Chloe snapped that it wasn't her thing and that she didn't need anyone to tell her how to take care of herself, and she stormed off.
Over lunch, Jill said that the house was empty without Katherine insulting her and Delia begging to know when they could put up the Christmas tree, but she recognized that it was even more painful for Chloe and Billy. Jill stated that she'd tried to reach out to Billy, but he wouldn't let her help. Jill said that at least Billy had taken Victoria's advice and joined a support group, but she groused that Chloe had acted like Jill had slapped her when Jill had suggested that Chloe attend. Lily suspected that Chloe was trying to get back to normal, but Jill said that it was a mistake for Chloe to bury herself in work, because the grief would eventually catch up.
Cane said that it was good to hear Jill laugh again, and she said that getting out was more fun than reading the newspaper at home. Jill admitted that she didn't know what to do with herself, and she mentioned that she'd read a blurb about Chancellor's biotech division having an operating loss in its first year. Cane said that he'd acquired the companies before they'd turned a profit, but they were doing great things with their research. Lily objected to business talk during a social visit, but Jill thought that Cane might have some insight as Chancellor's ex-CEO. Cane theorized that Jill was looking for a chip in Victor's armor.
Jill asserted that she was simply getting back something that was rightfully hers. Cane pointed out that the merger was legal, and he worried that Jill would only be frustrated by her plan. Jill complained that Katherine had handed Chancellor to Victor on silver platter but had only given Jill a music box. Cane mentioned that Jill had already spent a lot of effort figuring it out what the box meant, and she wouldn't have bothered if she didn't believe that it served a higher purpose.
Lily thought that the music box could become Jill's prized possession once Jill understood what it meant, and she urged Jill not to give up. Jill griped that it would drive her nuts for all eternity, and she was done with it. Jill decided to go home and sell the music box online, and she left. Cane noted that Jill had been more upset than he'd thought, and Lily got a call from Dr. Kershaw. She excitedly answered, but her smile soon faded, and she informed Cane that the doctor wanted to see her the next day.
At the police station, Kevin looked at a poster offering a reward for information about Delia's death, and he told Paul that he kept waiting for answers. Paul remarked that sometimes a tiny detail or a sudden witness could make a difference, and Kevin referred to Michael's release from prison. Kevin contended that Michael had already paid more than he should have, and Paul countered that he was just looking for the truth. Paul stepped into his office, and he listened to Nikki's message about telling her family about Dylan. Paul left a message for Nikki, and he asked her to call him back to set up a time to meet, because he was worried about her.
Chloe stopped by the station and invited Kevin to dinner to thank him for making her laugh with silly videos, and he argued that her laughter had been his reward, but she playfully ordered him to take a meal when she offered one. She said that she had to handle some things at the office, but she would call him later. He remarked that he was glad she'd be at the office instead of at Chelsea's, and Chloe insisted that she was fine being around Connor. She barked that she was sick of everyone thinking that they knew what was best for her, and she wished that people would stop judging her and just be supportive.
Kevin swore that he wasn't judging Chloe, but he wanted to look out for her. She apologized for snapping at him, and she revealed that Jill had provided an earful of unwanted advice earlier. Chloe added that she felt like everyone was talking about her not handling Delia's death the right way. Kevin assured Chloe that the people who cared about her were just trying to help, and he pointed out that Jill was mourning, too. Kevin suggested that Jill was trying to cope by giving advice, and Chloe vowed to be more patient. Chloe said that she would send him a text message about dinner, and she left.
Adam and Chelsea broke away from their kiss and stared at one another for a moment, and they resumed kissing passionately and tumbled to the couch. Connor began to cry, and Chelsea ran upstairs to tend to him. Chelsea carried Connor downstairs and remarked that he'd taken a shorter nap than usual, and Adam grumbled about their son's sense of timing. Chelsea wanted to talk about what had happened, and Adam assumed that she considered it a mistake. She pointed out that they'd worked hard to get to a good place, so she didn't want to screw it up.
Chelsea imagined how terrible it would be for Connor if she and Adam got back together and things didn't work out, but Adam wondered what would happen if they did work out, and he questioned whether she wanted them to. Chelsea admitted that she would like to see where their relationship could go, but they would have to take things "super slow," and Adam agreed. The doorbell rang, and Adam invited Chloe in. Adam left to give the women some time alone, and Chloe assumed that she had walked in on a fight. Chelsea revealed that it had been just the opposite, and a horrified Chloe flatly stated that Chelsea couldn't get back together with Adam.
Chloe reminded Chelsea why Chelsea had left Adam before, but Chelsea noted that Adam was done with Newman Enterprises and his father. Chelsea adamantly believed that Adam had changed because of Connor, but Chloe didn't buy it. Chloe recalled that Chelsea had been terrified to tell Adam that she was pregnant because he'd keep Connor away from her, and she was sure that Adam would eventually revert back to type. Chloe insisted that Chelsea had to do everything possible to protect Connor, and Chelsea promised that she would keep her eyes open.
Chelsea asked why Chloe was there, and Chloe said that she needed Chelsea's latest sketches to show the people throwing the fashion show in Milan. Chelsea knew that the drawings were in the office, but she wasn't sure exactly where. Chelsea prepared to take Connor to the office, but Chloe offered to watch him while Chelsea ran out to get the sketches. Chelsea hurried out, and Chloe cooed over the baby.
Chloe picked Connor up and said that she saw her little girl's eyes and that she missed Delia. She added that she would give anything to hold Delia again and have one more chance to keep her safe. Later, Kevin received a text message from Chloe, saying she couldn't make their dinner plans that night. Meanwhile, Chelsea returned home with her sketches and called out to Chloe, but she only found Connor's empty bassinet.
At the roadside memorial site, Adam heard squealing tires in his head. He said that Delia was the first thing he thought about every morning, and he hated himself for not checking more carefully and for not confessing. He didn't think that anyone would believe that he hadn't known that he'd hit someone, and he was haunted by the memory. He regretted causing pain for the people whose lives he'd turned upside down, but he swore that he couldn't be locked away from Connor. He promised Delia that he'd find another way to repent, but he couldn't let his son grow up without him.
Nikki told Victor that she was sorry for keeping the truth from him, and he angrily pointed out that she'd gone to a man who she'd almost married to help her find the child she'd given up for adoption. Victor questioned how he could ever trust her again, and he reminded her that he'd asked point-blank if she'd had any more secrets, but she had sworn that she hadn't. Nikki informed him that she'd only told Paul about her first-born child a couple of months before, when she had decided to take the journey. Victor contended that she could have done it with Victor, but she explained that she hadn't been ready to tell Victor until she'd gotten more answers.
Nikki reasoned that she'd gone to Paul because he'd known the players in the cult, and he'd had the resources to hunt them down. Victor asserted that Victor was her husband, but she explained that Paul hadn't had an emotional attachment. Victor reiterated that Nikki and Paul had been involved, so Paul couldn't be objective, either. Nikki said that she'd expected a simple investigation, and she'd had no idea that Paul would go with her on her journey. Victor recalled her trip to Chicago, and he realized that she'd been pursuing the trail to her child. Victor demanded to know if Paul had gone with her.
Nikki unapologetically admitted that Paul had been with her, and Victor yelled that she'd told one lie after another. She insisted that nothing had happened between her and Paul, but Victor was appalled by how many parts of her life she'd kept from him. He barked that he was her husband, but he'd found out from Jack that Nikki had MS, and then he'd learned that she and Paul been looking for a child that she'd never told Victor about. Nikki cried that she hadn't wanted to worry Victor, but Victor said that after all the obstacles and pain they'd overcome during their years together, what hurt the most was that she didn't trust him.
Nikki swore that she trusted and loved Victor and that she hadn't wanted to hurt him. He reminded her that he'd met her when she'd been dancing at a strip club, and she'd told him about her abusive father, but Victor had never rejected her. Victor continued that when they'd remarried, he'd vowed that he'd stay with her for the rest of his life, and Nikki said that she believed him. She explained that her past sins were difficult for her to face, and she hadn't been able to bear telling him that she'd given up her own child.
Victor realized that Nikki had thought that he'd be upset because his mother had left him at an orphanage, and Nikki tearfully replied that it killed her to think about him as a sad little boy whose mother had never returned for him. Victor declared that he was no longer that little boy, and he had a lot of experience and wisdom under his belt. He pledged that he would never turn his back on Nikki just because she'd given a child up for adoption, and she conceded that she had been wrong not to tell him, but she hadn't known how she could ask for his forgiveness when she hadn't been able to forgive herself.
Victor asked if Nikki had forgiven herself, and Nikki replied that she was taking baby steps. Nikki said that she had been resistant, but Katherine had put her on the path, and she was starting to see the wisdom in Katherine's advice. Victor wondered if Katherine had put Nikki up to asking Paul for help, but the doorbell rang. Victor opened the door to Paul.
Paul said that he was there to see Nikki, but Victor mumbled that it wasn't a good time. Paul insisted on seeing her, and Nikki greeted him. He said that he'd responded to her message, but he'd gotten worried when he hadn't heard back. She revealed that she and Victor had just been talking about how Paul had helped her find her son, and Paul surmised that the conversation hadn't gone well. Paul told Victor that he'd assured Nikki that Victor would support her after the shock had worn off.
Victor recognized that Paul was trying to help, but he didn't appreciate Paul interfering in a private matter. Paul argued that Nikki was his friend, but Victor countered that she was Victor's wife. Paul asserted that she was suffering and that she needed people who loved her to support her, but Victor barked that he could handle his own affairs. Nikki received a call from the genetics lab.
At Crimson Lights, Stitch asked Dylan about his therapy session, and Dylan quipped that he was surprised that the therapist hadn't charged him triple. Stitch asked if had been a bad session, but Dylan grumbled that he had other things happening that day. Stitch guessed that Dylan expected the DNA test results, and Dylan confirmed that at any time, he'd know whether Nikki was his biological mother and whether he had to add his adoptive mom to the list of people who'd lied to him.
Dylan pondered whether it was worse to have Nick for a brother or a cult leader for a father, but he reasoned that the latter might explain a few things. Dylan said that Terry had been the best man he'd ever met, but Dylan had never measured up. Stitch though Dylan was being too hard on himself, but Dylan pointed out that Dylan had a dark side. Stitch argued that everyone did, and he stated that Nikki seemed to be a good person. Dylan ranted that everyone said how great Nikki was, but he had issues with how she was handling things.
Stitch asked what Avery thought about the situation, and Dylan revealed that she had wanted to talk about it, but he had shut her down. He divulged that Avery had said that she loved him, and Stitch lectured that Dylan had been waiting a long time to hear those words, but Dylan had thrown up a wall. Dylan defended that he'd made it clear that he hadn't wanted to talk, and Stitch wondered if Avery had professed her love to provoke Dylan. Dylan firmly believed that she'd meant what she'd said, and Stitch urged him to hold on to that, because Avery's love might be what got Dylan through it.
While jogging through the park, Avery literally ran into Nick. They awkwardly greeted one another, and Avery inquired how he'd been doing since Nikki's announcement at the Athletic Club, but Nick said that he couldn't lean on Avery like he had in the past. Avery wished that wasn't the case, and he complained that things would be even weirder if the DNA test proved that Dylan was Nikki's son, but he thought it would even things out. He explained that he'd hurt Phyllis badly when he and Avery had gotten together, so it would be payback if the love of Avery's life turned out to be Nick's brother.
Avery wondered whether she'd been drawn to both Nick and Dylan because they had similar qualities. Nick reported that Sharon had said the same thing, and Avery thought that it had to be true if she and Sharon agreed on something. Nick questioned why he and Dylan couldn't stand the sight of one another if they were that much alike, but Avery pointed out that the men had the effects of Nikki's secret in common.
Nick said that Nikki wanted Dylan in her life, but he was concerned about Dylan's attitude. Avery replied that Dylan was as upset as Nick was, but Nick was afraid that Dylan would lash out and break Nikki's heart, and Nikki didn't deserve that. Nick understood that Dylan didn't want anything to do with the Newmans, and he thought it might be best if Dylan kept his distance. Avery considered whether things might have been different if Avery hadn't been in the picture, but Dylan overheard her statement, and he said that she was, so they'd never know.
Avery suggested that she, Nick, and Dylan all get back to what they had been doing, but Dylan received a call from the lab with the DNA test results. Avery and Nick anxiously watched as Dylan listened to the results and then silently nodded. Dylan confirmed that Nikki had been right. Nick turned and walked away, and Avery hugged Dylan.