Brittany counseled Nick and Sharon on what to expect during supervised visitation with Christian. Brittany explained that a social worker would observe Christian's demeanor with Nick and Sharon. Nick said he was certain a social worker would quickly determine that Christian belonged with him, Sharon, Faith, and Mariah. Brittany urged Nick and Sharon to pose questions to the social worker. Sharon said that Mariah would be prepared to describe how Victor had enlisted Mariah to masquerade as Cassie.
Brittany cautioned that though Mariah's statements would help, anything was possible in a custody fight. Nick replied, "Judge got it wrong the first time. This is war. I'm not going to let my father win." After Sharon left, Brittany advised Nick to consider breaking up with Sharon if he was serious about regaining custody of Christian. Nick refused. Nick insisted he wouldn't let the court or his dad decide who he could be with.
Brittany reiterated that given Sharon's mental illness, the arbitrator would be wary of Sharon acting as a parent to Christian. Nick replied that Sharon would care for Christian as if he were her own. Nick assured Brittany that Sharon had been a good mother to Mariah, Noah, and Faith. Brittany explained that Sharon wasn't Christian's biological or legal mother. Brittany warned that Nick might have to choose between Christian and Sharon.
At Jabot, Phyllis gave Summer a grand tour of the offices to show off Billy's updated décor. As she snacked on a bag of popcorn, Summer told Billy she loved the popcorn maker. Billy said he'd hoped employees would be excited to go to work. Summer replied, "I know I will be." Billy wished Summer good luck on her new job. Summer flirtatiously batted her eyes when Phyllis told Billy not to underestimate her daughter.
After Summer and Phyllis stepped out of Billy's office, Phyllis said Summer's first assignment would be working with her on an e-commerce marketing plan. Summer said she'd hoped to be involved in a role utilizing her modeling skills. Summer suggested she take on an advertising campaign for Jabot products sold exclusively at Fenmore's. Phyllis returned alone to Billy's office to pitch Summer's idea about a crossover project with Jabot and Fenmore's. Billy asked, "Are you asking if she could work here with me?" Phyllis said she couldn't think of a better mentor and knew Summer was more comfortable working at Jabot.
Billy asked Phyllis if working with him had been Summer's idea. Phyllis admitted she'd regretted having argued with Summer. Phyllis added that it might be best if Summer didn't work with her. Billy remained unconvinced and wary. Phyllis, pleading with Billy, said she believed allowing Summer to work on her own project would build trust. Phyllis promised to oversee the project when Billy expressed concern that it might fail.
Kyle and Jack talked while they drank coffee at Chancellor Park. Holding the key he'd found among Dina's keepsakes, Jack said, "I may be holding the key to who I am in my hand." Kyle asked Jack if he had an idea what the key unlocked. Jack said he'd contacted the key's manufacturer and would soon learn what type of lock it opened. Kyle noted that whatever the key fit might not hold the missing pages of Dina's journal. Jack recalled that the other key Dina had kept was to a motel room, where she and her lover had secretly met. Jack added that clearly, Dina had kept mementos from that time in her life.
When Kyle arrived at Jabot, he found Summer sitting at Gloria's desk. Kyle said that if Summer intended to carry out Gloria's duties, she should fetch him a cup of black coffee. Summer announced that she was working on a high-level project at Jabot. Kyle noted that he'd learned not to trust anything Summer said. Kyle said Phyllis had likely petitioned Billy to give Summer a job. Summer noted that Lauren had hired her. Billy and Phyllis stepped out of the office, and Phyllis announced that Billy had approved Summer's project.
Billy assigned Kyle to work as Summer's partner. Summer protested. Phyllis said that Summer and Kyle working together could lead to "explosive results." Kyle said he hoped someone didn't get killed in the process. Summer replied, "Well, that won't be me." Billy refused to change his mind.
At Crimson Lights, Victoria told Sharon that the Father's Day celebration had been sad after Nick had left. Victoria asked how Nick was doing. Sharon said Nick was torn up inside. Victoria said she couldn't believe that things had gone so far. Sharon recalled that Victor had destroyed Adam, had run Chelsea and Connor out of town, and had been responsible for Victoria losing custody of Reed for a time.
Sharon said she feared Victoria would side with Victor and blame the custody battle on Nick. Victoria sincerely offered to help. Sharon thanked Victoria. Sharon said she blamed herself because Victor had used her mental illness to win custody. Sharon added that they all knew that Victor was capable of anything.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nick approached Phyllis and Summer. Nick noted that Summer had failed to show up for a visit on Father's Day. Phyllis said she'd thought Summer had spent the day with Nick. Summer claimed she'd lost track of time and hoped Nick hadn't considered it to be a big deal. Nick said after losing custody of his son to Victor, Summer's failure to show up had been a big deal.
Summer apologized to Nick and recalled that during the time she'd been led to believe that Jack was her father, it had never changed the way she'd felt about Nick. Summer added that Christian would feel the same way. Nick replied, "Even when he finds out Adam's his real daddy?" Summer assured Nick that he had nothing to worry about. Nick seemed apprehensive.
After Summer stepped away, Nick told Phyllis that Victor had used Sharon's mental history against him to gain custody of Christian. Phyllis said she felt sympathy because she'd lost custody of Daniel after someone had testified that she was an unfit mother. Phyllis said she didn't wish the same for anyone else. Summer returned with a cupcake. Summer instructed Nick to make a wish before blowing out the candle she'd stuck in the cupcake. Summer insisted that Nick deserved to have his wish come true.
Nick summoned Sharon to talk at home. Sharon said, "Did something happen with Brittany after I left?" Nick said Brittany was convinced that Victor would continue to "play dirty" to get permanent custody of Christian by using Nick's relationship with Sharon against him. Sharon said she knew she was the reason Christian wasn't with Nick. Sharon admitted she would've had the same doubts if she were a social worker.
Sharon reminded Nick that Victor had the benefit a long list of well-respected professionals that would testify for him. Nick said an arbitrator wouldn't be fooled. Sharon said they had to face reality, so she'd have to break up with him. Nick refused and said he knew he couldn't live without Sharon. Sharon said it was impossible. Nick replied, "Nothing is impossible for us." Nick bent down on one knee, presented a ring, and asked Sharon to marry him.
In Victoria's office at Newman Enterprises, Victoria met with Brittany. Victoria said she'd learned on Father's Day that Victor had been granted temporary custody of Christian. Brittany replied, "This must be tearing your family apart." Victoria said she'd promised Sharon she'd do whatever she could to help Nick. Brittany asked Victoria if she'd be willing to testify. Victoria said she would testify that Nick was the best person to raise Christian. Brittany said no one had a right to keep a boy from his father.
Brittany told Victoria that J.T.'s disappearance had likely been hard on Reed. Victoria bristled when Brittany mentioned J.T. Brittany said she'd heard about J.T. attacking Victor and had had a difficult time believing that J.T. could be so violent. Victoria became increasingly anxious and noted that J.T. had changed. Victoria said she'd never know what had made J.T. become so troubled. Brittany replied, "You sound so sure." Brittany offered to represent J.T. if he'd turn himself in. Victoria said, "J.T. staying gone is probably best for everyone."
Jack met up with Kyle at Jabot. Kyle asked about Jack's good news. Jack said he'd learned that the key unlocked a safe deposit box at City Trust and Savings. Jack noted that he held Dina's power of attorney and would be allowed access to the box. Jack said he was on his way to the bank and asked Kyle to wish him luck. Kyle insisted on accompanying Jack. Jack said it might be a wild-goose chase. Kyle said he'd promised to stick by Jack and had meant it.
Summer later returned to Billy's office. Summer said she had some questions for Billy. Billy noted he was busy and asked Summer to direct any questions she had to Kyle. Summer said Kyle had left with Jack to handle a personal matter. Summer asked Billy if he'd assigned her to work with Kyle because Billy was afraid to work with her. Billy said he intended to establish boundaries. When Phyllis returned, Summer said she intended to prove to Billy just how much he needed her.
At City Trust and Savings, Kyle stood nearby as Jack prepared to open the safe deposit box. Jack, anxious, noted that the journal pages listing his father's and Kyle's grandfather's name might be inside the box. Kyle replied, "You've come this far. You want the truth, don't you?" Jack lifted the lid. The box was empty. Kyle said, "Is this some kind of sick joke?" Jack reached up inside the box and found a photo taken in the 1950s. Kyle recognized Dina and said the man next to her wasn't John Abbott. Jack replied, "No, but I know him."
After Kyle learned that the man was Phillip Chancellor, Kyle asked if Phillip had been Katherine's husband. Jack said he had been one of Katherine's husbands. Jack, studying the photo, said, "That's Dina, John, Katherine, and Phillip." Kyle asked why someone would keep a random image in a bank vault. Jack turned over the photo and called Kyle's attention to the date scrawled on the back. Kyle noted that the date was nine months before Jack's birth. Jack added that the date also coincided with the pages in the journal. Jack said, "Phillip Chancellor could be my father."
• Billy proposes that he and Phyllis give their neighbors a show.
• Jack asks Dina if the man in the photo is his father.
• Ashley informs Victoria that eyewitnesses spotted a man whose description matches J.T.'’s.