At the hospital, Sharon greeted Stitch, and she informed him that she was doing well, according to Dr. Meade. She guessed that he was wondering why she'd needed to see a psychiatrist, and he said that it wasn't his concern, but she replied that everyone in town knew that she'd struggled with emotional issues. Sharon explained that she had suffered a loss and had done regrettable things afterward, and Stitch said that he could relate. He looked anxiously toward the room Billy and Victoria were in.
Sharon assumed that Stitch had heard that Dylan was a hero for taking down a con artist, but Stitch pointed out that Dylan wasn't big on taking credit. She noted that it was a trait Dylan and Nick had in common, and Stitch remarked that Sharon and Nick had a good relationship. He mentioned that he was going through a divorce, and he couldn't imagine getting to a friendly point with his ex. Sharon revealed that she and Nick had gone through rough patches, but there was always something to remember about why a person had really loved someone.
In an exam room, Billy pressured Victoria to admit that she'd kissed Stitch, and she asked not to discuss it there, but Billy asked if it would be easier someplace else. She confessed that the kiss had been with "Ben," but she had been the one who'd initiated it. Billy asked if Stitch hadn't responded to a kiss from a beautiful woman, and Victoria argued that Billy had no right to question what had happened. Billy assumed that Stitch had responded, and she stopped him from rushing out to confront Stitch. She said that it had been her fault, but she wasn't sorry that she'd kissed someone else or that the person had been Ben.
Victoria acknowledged that she'd hurt Billy by betraying him with someone he'd liked and trusted, and she compared it to his indiscretion with Kelly. Dr. Price entered and conducted Billy's exam, and he determined that Billy was doing fine. The doctor left, and Victoria suggested that she and Billy finish their discussion at home. They left the room and saw Stitch, and Victoria tried to stop Billy, but Billy confronted Stitch and ordered him to keep his hands off Billy's wife.
Billy asked if Stitch could deny that he had kissed Victoria, and he ranted that Stitch's own marriage was in ruins, so Stitch had messed with someone else's. Victoria pleaded with Billy to stop, and Stitch pulled Billy aside and told him to get a grip. Stitch encouraged Billy to try to make things right with Victoria, since Billy was already close to losing her. Billy snarled that Stitch was the last person who should hand out marital advice, and Stitch agreed, but he maintained that it was good advice that Billy should take. Billy vowed that he and Victoria would get through it, and he demanded that Stitch stay away from both of them.
At the penthouse, Chelsea explained to Victor that no one had found Adam's body and that there was no evidence that Adam had died. Victor recounted that Paul had seen a body inside the vehicle before the explosion, and no one could have survived. She declared that she wasn't satisfied, and she didn't believe that Victor was, either. Victor conceded that he would have liked the opportunity to bury his son, and Chelsea vowed to stay positive until there was proof that Adam was dead.
Victor questioned why Adam wouldn't have contacted Chelsea if he were still alive, and Chelsea reasoned that Adam could be hurt. She mentioned that she had received a call, and she'd only heard a crumpling noise on the line, but she'd felt in her heart that it had been Adam. Victor considered it more likely that someone had misdialed, but Chelsea urged him to acknowledge the possibility that Adam was still alive, unless Victor never wanted to face Adam again. Victor told her to never presume to know how he felt or thought, and he confided that the loss of his son had hit him harder than he'd let anyone know.
Victor said that Chelsea didn't have an exclusive right to mourn, and he admitted that he'd had a lot of disagreements with Adam, but Adam had still been his son. Chelsea recognized that Victor loved Adam, and she implored him not to give up on the chance that Adam was alive, since Adam might need help. Victor asked if Chelsea would be willing to accept the police's version of what had happened if Victor's operatives confirmed that Adam was dead. She agreed to give Adam a proper funeral if she had proof of his death, but until then, she refused to give up hope.
Victor argued that there were no facts to support that Adam was alive, and he inquired whether there had been any activity on Adam's credit cards or bank accounts. Chelsea said that she didn't have access to all of them, but she was sure that Victor's people could get all the information. Victor reasoned that if they found Adam, Adam would be charged with the hit-and-run, but Chelsea said they could deal with it if they had to. Victor reiterated that the chances of finding Adam alive were slim, and he advised her not to torture herself. He said that he would visit Connor on another day, and he left.
At the Athletic Club, Nick sat down at a table as Noah finished a business call. Noah said that things had been crazy, and he'd just found out about the situation with Ian. Noah referred to Nick and Dylan working together as brothers, but Nick told him not to get ahead of himself. Noah wished that he'd looked into Summer's life coach earlier, but Nick contended that Noah was supposed to live his own life and be happy. Noah reported that he definitely was, and Nick remarked that everyone he cared about was healthy and doing well. Noah asked if that group included Sharon.
Nick reported that Sharon had filled him in about seeing Cassie again, and Noah ignored his continuously beeping phone as they talked. Noah said that he was glad Nick had been there for Sharon, and Nick replied that it went both ways, since Sharon had also been there for him. Noah commented that his parents had a lot of history, and Nick remarked that he and Sharon were building a new relationship. Nick guessed from the activity on Noah's phone that things were going well at Newman-Chancellor, and Noah said that it had been challenging, but he hadn't been thrilled with some of Victor's decisions.
Noah surmised that Nick had heard about the problems with the FDA, and Nick confirmed that he knew that Bonaventure Industries had sold the drug that had almost killed Summer. Noah asserted that he didn't believe that Victor had knowingly let it happen, and Nick grumbled that Noah didn't know what Victor was capable of. Noah said that he was aware that Nick and Victor weren't on speaking terms and that Nick had advised Summer to stay away from Victor, but Nick didn't want to talk about it, since Noah had the right to form his own opinion. Noah contended that he deserved the facts, and Nick revealed that Victor had made a decision that had started a chain of events and had hurt a lot of people.
Nick told Noah about Victor using his knowledge of Adam's role in Delia's hit-and-run accident to blackmail Adam, but all Victor had said was that everything he'd done had been for his family. Nick said that what Noah chose to do with the information was up to him, but Nick was done with Victor's need for control and tests of loyalty. Sharon approached, and Nick asked her to join them for lunch, but Noah said that he had to get back to the office to take care of something. Noah thanked Nick for his honesty, and he left. Nick informed Sharon that they'd been talking about family and about her.
Sharon mentioned that she'd had a good session with Dr. Meade and that she hadn't had any visions of Cassie since she'd started her new medication. Sharon declared that she felt good, and Nick observed that she looked good, too. Sharon excused herself to talk to Chelsea at the bar, and Chelsea said that she was meeting Lily about having a fashion show there. Sharon remarked that it was nice that Chelsea was feeling well enough to get back to work, and she asked about Connor. Sharon commented that Adam's death was easier for the baby than for the rest of them, and she asked if Chelsea had still been imagining that Adam was alive. Chelsea snapped that she hadn't imagined anything because Adam wasn't dead, and she pointedly stated that she wasn't crazy.
Sharon calmly replied that she didn't appreciate Chelsea calling her crazy and that she had just been empathizing. Chelsea barked that they had never been friends, despite the bonding moment they'd shared over Adam's disappearance. Nick intervened and defended that Sharon had been trying to be nice, but Chelsea ordered Sharon to stop trying, and she walked away. Nick asked if Sharon was all right, and she replied that she wouldn't take it personally. Nick pointed out that at one time, Sharon would have been shaking or crying, but she reminded him of the feisty girl he'd met in high school.
Nick accompanied Sharon home, and she thanked him for lunch and for saving her from Chelsea's wrath. Nick said that Chelsea had had no reason to attack Sharon, but Sharon sympathized that Chelsea had lost the love of her life, and Sharon understood what Chelsea was going through. Nick marveled that Sharon hadn't lost her sense of compassion, despite having her own issues to deal with. Sharon remarked that he knew her well, and he replied, "I sure do." Nick pulled Sharon into a passionate kiss.
Victor entered his office and found Noah waiting for him. Victor said that he'd been meaning to set up a meeting to make Noah a spokesman for Newman-Chancellor, and Noah replied that he'd need to know what the company stood for first. He asked if Victor had known that Bonaventure had been distributing illegal drugs through a Mexican website, and Victor asked what Noah thought. Noah noted that Victor had responded to his inquiry with a question, and Victor insisted that he'd had no knowledge of the alleged illegal activity. Victor added that an investigation didn't mean any wrongdoing had occurred, and a skeptical Noah asked if the FDA had invented the charges.
Victor contended that he'd been set up, but he would cooperate and answer the FDA's questions. Noah asked if Victor would answer Noah's questions honestly, and he stated that Victor had covered for Adam. Noah asked if Victor was sorry for the pain he'd caused, and he questioned whether Victor would do it over again. Victor admitted that he would do the same thing because family was more important than anything else in life, and he hadn't wanted to lose his grandson.
Noah said that he understood perfectly, and he realized that Victor wasn't sorry at all. Victor declared that once he made a decision, he stuck by it, no matter how unpopular it was. Noah announced that as a result of their talk, he'd made a decision of his own -- he couldn't work for Victor anymore, and he quit. Victor protested that Noah was making a big mistake, but Noah silently walked out.
Victor looked at the family photos in his office. Meanwhile, Chelsea returned home, and she raced to answer the phone. Victor requested that she assemble any records of Adam's that she could find that might help locate him, and she asked if Victor intended to find Adam. He told her to pull together the documents as soon as possible, and they'd go from there.
In his office, Jack smiled as he read the newspaper, and he was surprised when Kelly knocked on his door. She said that she wanted to talk to him about her future with Billy, but she quickly clarified that she meant the future of the Delia Project. She explained that she hadn't wanted her association to be a problem, so she'd removed herself from the foundation by quitting her job. Jack called it a big move, and Kelly said that she thought it would be the best thing for everyone. She added that she didn't know what she'd do next, and Jack wondered why she'd shared the turn of events with him. Kelly replied that there was something else she wanted to discuss with Jack.
Kelly said that everyone in town saw her as a home-wrecker, but she insisted that she cared about Billy and that she'd never expected more than friendship from him. Kelly continued that she didn't want Jack to have the wrong impression because she was really a good person who'd made a big mistake. Jack asked why his opinion mattered, and Kelly said that it sounded weird, but the night they'd met, she'd looked into his eyes and felt like she'd known him. She called him a decent and honorable man, and he replied that some people might argue. She contended that if someone like him could forgive her then maybe she might be able to start forgiving herself.
Jack said that it wasn't up to him to forgive anyone, but he was most concerned about Victoria forgiving Billy. Kelly stammered that it had been a silly thing to ask, but she hadn't been thinking clearly, especially that day. Jack asked why, and she started to leave, but he insisted that she sit down. He fetched a glass of water for her and questioned what was going on, and she ultimately divulged that it was her son's birthday.
Kelly said that she'd been determined to do something positive, so she had volunteered to read at the library and had gotten through it without breaking down. She disclosed that she'd handed in her resignation, and she had been conscious of the fact that she had been doing pretty well until the sense of loss had suddenly washed over her again. Jack said that he was sorry, and she didn't expect him to understand, but he replied that while he wasn't the right person to turn to for forgiveness, he understood her pain.
Jack said that grief caused people to act recklessly and to make mistakes, like Billy had, and Kelly recognized that Billy hadn't been the only one. Jack said that he didn't hold her solely responsible, but he wanted her to understand that Billy and Victoria were putting their relationship back together. Kelly assured him that she got it, and she handed Jack the Delia Project file and asked him to give it to Billy. Jack agreed, and he hoped that Kelly found a healthy way to find peace in her life. She thanked him for the water and started to leave, but from the doorway, she turned around and said that she still thought that Jack was a decent guy. Later, Jack gazed at Kelly's business card.
Stitch approached Kelly at the Athletic Club bar, and he asked how she was doing. She spat that she was exceptional, and he remarked that he knew what day it was. She declared that it was Friday, and she sarcastically stated that soon, Stitch would move up to shapes and numbers. He said that he'd seen a reminder about Sam's birthday on his phone, and he said that he was sorry. She cried that she missed her son, but she was doing better than she had been the prior year, since at least she had gotten out of bed and had been productive. She mentioned that she'd cleaned up a mess she'd made, and Stitch hoped that he hadn't created a bigger one.
At home, Billy conceded that he had no right to be upset with Victoria, and he only cared about fixing things between them. She suggested that he start by apologizing to Stitch, but he flatly refused. He suspected that Stitch hadn't pushed an incredible woman like Victoria away, and he wanted to make sure that Stitch hadn't gotten the wrong idea. Victoria reiterated that her only interest in kissing Stitch had been to hurt Billy, and he asked if she was sure that she didn't want Stitch. She countered by questioning whether Billy wanted Kelly.
Billy said that he didn't want to waste time on Kelly or Stitch, but he wanted to focus on his and Victoria's relationship. He said that their anger was a sign that they loved one another, and he thought that they'd been getting back to a good place before he'd overreacted. Victoria contended that it would take some time, and he swore that he wasn't going anywhere. She said that she was willing to try to get past the hurt, and he hugged her and promised that they'd get through it if they focused on the prize. He went upstairs to shower, and his phone rang. Victoria saw an incoming call from Kelly.
Victoria waited for a voicemail notification, and after a brief pause, she listened to it. In the message, Kelly informed Billy that she was off the Delia Project, and she thanked him for meeting her in the park the day before. Kelly said that their meeting had left her with hope for the future, and she hoped he was doing well. A stunned Victoria set down the phone as an oblivious Billy descended the stairs. Victoria angrily ordered Billy to get out.