At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nikki consoled a distraught Victoria. Victoria cried that everywhere she looked inside her home, she saw reminders of J.T. Nikki assured Victoria that she'd feel better as time passed. Nikki reminded Victoria that Victoria had done nothing wrong. Nikki added that she'd been the one who'd stopped J.T., so she alone was responsible.
Nikki urged Victoria to get past her guilt for her own good and the good of their family. Victoria nodded affirmatively. Wringing her hands, Victoria asked how they might regain emotional stability. Nikki said they should both refocus their attention and avoid obsessing over what had happened. Victoria said she'd try and would begin by taking time off to get her anxiety under control.
After Victoria left, Nikki joined Arturo. Nikki praised Arturo's excellent work inside the lobby at Rainbow Gardens. Nikki mentioned her reasons for taking a hiatus from their relationship and noted that Victor was improving every day. Nikki added that Victor was aware that she was seeing someone, though he didn't know who. Nikki invited Arturo upstairs for private time. After the couple spent time upstairs, Nikki said there was nothing like escaping the world's troubles. Arturo escorted Nikki downstairs and said he'd return to his suite to shower. Nikki replied, "Oh, lucky soap."
Victoria met with her counselor. Victoria cried that she'd made a mistake by not breaking up instead of convincing herself she and J.T. could make things works. Dr. Mosely replied, "What was your rationale?" Victoria said it was their chemistry, physical bond, and sexual attraction. Victoria seemed humiliated when she admitted to having allowed J.T. to confiscate and lock up her phone while they'd been in Hawaii. Victoria said that after J.T. had lured her 4,000 miles from home, he'd urged her to leave her family, quit her job, pull her kids out of school, and settle in a remote location. Victoria asked if she'd been delusional. Dr. Mosely noted that it had been J.T.'s plan, not Victoria's.
Victoria told Dr. Mosely that she'd decided to leave Hawaii abruptly after realizing how damaged and pathetic J.T. had become. Remembering that J.T. had recently lost control during a fight, Dr. Mosely asked if J.T. had repeated his abusive behavior in Hawaii. Victoria said she'd taken the kids and returned home before anything had happened. Dr. Mosely said she'd read news reports about J.T. attempting to murder Victor. Victoria admitted that J.T. had confessed, which was why he'd become desperate. Victoria blamed herself for not having broken off the relationship with J.T. before the attack on Victor. Dr. Mosely encouraged Victoria to continue her discussion. Victoria abruptly left.
At the Newman ranch, Reed stopped by to visit Victor. Still weak and reliant on a wheelchair, Victor challenged Reed to a chess game. Reed asked to hold off on the chess lessons because he wanted to talk about what had happened the night Victor had fallen. Victor said he didn't feel like talking because he'd just been released from the hospital. Reed noted that Victor had checked himself out against doctor's orders. Reed agreed to play chess, adding that if he won, Victor would have to share information about J.T. Reed lost the game, but he pleaded with his grandpa to explain what had happened.
Victor explained that J.T. had been working for Newman Enterprises under false pretenses. Victor added that J.T.'s aim had been to find evidence proving that Victor had been involved in illegal activities. Reed replied, "Were you?" Victor said he hadn't been, and he added that the only reason J.T. had reconnected with Victoria had been to get to him. Reed lashed out and insisted that J.T.'s only desire was to reunite his family. Reed scattered the chess pieces and accused Victor of lying.
Nikki heard the commotion and approached Reed. Reed cried that Victor was making things up to trash his dad. Nikki reprimanded Reed and implored him to apologize. Nikki's phone rang. Victoria called and nervously explained that police had evidently taken J.T.'s car because it was missing. Nikki asked Reed if he'd driven his father's car. Reed said he had. Nikki told Victoria that Reed had taken the car. Victoria replied, "Thank God."
Victor asked Reed if he'd driven without a license. Reed defended himself and noted that he hadn't driven far. Nikki chastised Reed and said that he wasn't the only person angry over J.T. Victor sent Reed out to clean the stables as punishment for driving without a license. Nikki administered Victor's medication and explained that Reed felt devastated. Nikki advised Victor to be gentle with Reed because he was sensitive. Nikki cried that Reed couldn't fully comprehend all that had transpired.
Victor interrupted and asked Nikki if she wished to discuss a personal matter. Nikki mentioned Helen stopping by the day of Victor's homecoming. Nikki added that she didn't appreciate having to play hostess with a woman possessing the "social skills of a Bunsen burner." Nikki strongly advised Victor not to do it again. Victor settled on the sofa and reminded Nikki about their open-marriage agreement. Nikki admitted she'd spent time in town with her friend, though she withheld additional details. Nikki left to drive Reed home.
At the Hamilton-Winters Group, Hilary entered Devon's office and requested a chat with him. Devon said that if Hilary had concerns about her show, she could ask Tessa to set up a phone meeting. Devon added that otherwise, he didn't want to hear anything Hilary had to say. Hilary complained that Devon was being harsh and unrealistic. Devon ignored Hilary and carried on with his conference call. Hilary picked up her handbag, in which she carried a home pregnancy-test kit, and she left.
Later, Hilary returned, announcing that she had news. Devon was on a business call and ignored Hilary. Hilary stuck a note on a plastic bag containing a pregnancy test. Devon continued to ignore Hilary. Hilary casually placed the bag with the note on Devon's desk. After Hilary left, Devon picked up the bag and read the note. It explained that the "plus sign" on the test indicator meant that he and Hilary would be having a baby.
Devon found Hilary downstairs, sitting at the Athletic Club bar. Hilary said she didn't think Devon would've wanted her to share such important news with him through Tessa. Devon claimed that Hilary was pulling a prank because he'd broken off their arrangement. Hilary offered to take another test, and she noted that the newer tests could detect a pregnancy on the first day of a missed cycle. Hilary even offered to provide her fertility-tracking calendar. Devon acknowledged that Hilary wasn't joking. Hilary said, "You're going to be a baby daddy."
Hilary expressed anger because Devon had doubted her word. Hilary insisted she could be a single mother and raise her child without Devon's help and negative energy. Hilary threatened to list her baby's father as an anonymous donor. Hilary ordered Devon to tear up the contract. Devon insisted that he had no intentions of letting Hilary out of the contract or allowing the baby to believe his or her father was an anonymous donor. Hilary said Simone wouldn't be happy, especially after it became evident that a baby was on the way. Devon told Hilary to keep him updated about the baby's progress because it was his child, too.
At the Abbott mansion, Kyle examined the partially melted memory card he'd recovered from a pile of ashes after Abby had attempted to destroy it in the fireplace. Abby entered the room. Kyle asked Abby what she planned to do with the video interviews she'd been conducting with Dina. Kyle noted that he enjoyed spending time with his grandmother and was eager to hear the stories Dina had shared. Abby noted that though their grandmother was smart and tough, Dina had begun to slip away. Abby added that it was important to capture Dina's memories on camera.
Abby stepped over to the fireplace and swept a pile of ashes off the hearth. Kyle asked Abby how she'd been dealing with Dina's habit of melding real memories with false ones. Abby admitted that Dina would often forget what she'd eaten for breakfast and later in the day recall vivid details of events that had occurred decades in the past. In response to Kyle's earlier question, Abby explained that after Charlie edited the video, it would be shared with the family. Kyle said he couldn't wait to see the finished product.
At the Newman ranch, Kyle sat down beside Victor. Kyle noted that Victor's health appeared to be improving. Victor said he knew that Jack had nixed Kyle's plan to take Jabot public. Kyle admitted that Jack had been upset. Kyle said he hoped Victor wasn't also upset about him halting the IPO. Kyle noted that he'd been sidelined after Jack had brought Billy on board. Kyle begged Victor to give him a position at Newman Enterprises. Victor replied, "Not yet." Victor advised Kyle to learn what he could at Jabot and share the information he gleaned.
Victor listened as Kyle complained that Ashley and Abby had conspired to keep a secret of Dina's from him. Victor insisted that Dina was off-limits because he had sympathy for her. Both Kyle and Victor agreed that Alzheimer's was a dreadful disease. Victor reminded Kyle not to become distracted. Kyle promised to remain vigilant in his role as Victor's mole at Jabot.
Kyle noted that if Jabot didn't become public, Victor couldn't take it over. Kyle added that he'd no longer have access to confidential information. Victor, speaking slowly in his weakened condition, advised Kyle to rebuild his relationship with his father. Victor added that Kyle should practice humility and loyalty, strive to become a good employee, and play the long game. Victor noted that good things came to those who waited.
At Victoria's, Nikki and Reed arrived together. Victoria ordered Reed to go upstairs and think about his reckless behavior. After Reed went upstairs, Victoria said she'd felt relieved when Nikki had told her that Reed had taken J.T.'s car. Nikki said that Reed was having a difficult time processing all that had happened. Victoria said, "What are we going to do, Mom?" Nikki said they'd help Reed get through it.
After Nikki left, Reed asked Victoria if J.T. had reconnected with her only to dig up dirt on Victor. Victoria admitted that it was true. Victoria said she believed that J.T. had also wanted to reunite his family, though he had a lot of rage and other problems. Reed expressed hope that things could work out if his dad returned. Victoria said she'd tried to make things work and was certain that J.T. loved Reed. Reed said Victoria made it sound as if his dad would never return. Victoria's reaction confirmed Reed's worst fears. Victoria embraced her son as he sobbed.
Abby was sitting in the dining room at the Athletic Club when she spotted Arturo. Abby joked that she and Arturo should stop bumping into each other. Arturo said they should make plans to spend time together. Abby told Arturo that their previous chat had been the highlight of a crummy week. Arturo agreed to join Abby for dessert.
Abby noted that Arturo looked trim and fit for someone who indulged in dessert. Arturo said he preferred cardio workouts done the old-fashioned way because it was more pleasant. Abby's eyes sparkled, and she nodded to let Arturo know she'd understood his innuendo. Abby inquired about the next phase of the New Hope project. Arturo explained that the project, including its positive impact on Rainbow Gardens, had been much more than a job for him.
Arturo said he'd enjoyed working with Nick. Abby asked about working with Nikki. Arturo replied, "I'd say we're both pretty happy with the terms." Arturo raised his glass to celebrate "unexpected and very welcome new friendships." Abby replied, "The very best kind." Nikki entered and saw Arturo and Abby together. Nikki turned and left before Abby and Arturo spotted her.