A frazzled Victoria stopped by the ranch, and she told Nikki that her job made her want to rip her hair out, but Nikki sensed that there was more to Victoria's mood. Nikki sympathized that grief made people push others away, and Victoria complained that the harder she tried to get closer to Billy, the further away he got. Nikki counseled her to give him time, and Victoria remarked that Victor had said the same thing, but she wanted to hold Billy and take away his pain. Victoria confessed that she also wanted Billy to hold her and make her feel better, and she felt guilty for wanting that. Nikki hugged her and promised that it would be okay.
Victoria didn't know how Billy would survive Christmas, and Nikki encouraged her to have a little joy in the midst of the sadness. Nikki asked how the group therapy was going, and Victoria revealed that she'd attended one meeting, but Billy felt more comfortable going alone. Nikki recounted that she hadn't been able to share her grief with Jack after they'd lost their baby, and Victoria was afraid that Billy would continue shutting her out. Nikki said that Victoria had to believe that her marriage would survive the tragedy, and Victoria replied that she was doing everything she could.
Nikki reported that Dylan had requested a DNA test, and Victoria assumed that Dylan needed proof before forging a relationship with Nikki, but Nikki lamented that Dylan had made it clear that he wanted nothing to do with Nikki. Victoria declared that it was his loss, and Nikki reasoned that she couldn't lose something she'd never had. Nikki said that Nick wanted even less to do with her and that Victor wasn't happy, either. Victoria said that Victor was just upset that Nikki hadn't told him earlier, and she thought that Victor would accept it in time. Victoria stated that she was glad that her parents were no longer keeping any secrets from one another.
At the Abbott mansion, Kyle bragged to Jack and Adam that the executives at Newman-Chancellor had thought that Kyle's marketing idea was genius. Jack reminded Kyle why Kyle had taken the job, but Kyle argued that he had to convince Victor that he was a loyal employee. Jack warned Kyle not to forget where his loyalties were, and Adam cautioned that Victor had a way of getting to people. Kyle asserted that he would always be an Abbott, and he said that he'd let them know what he found out. Kyle stalked off, and Jack observed that Adam had barely said anything during their meeting. Adam asked if Jack believed in redemption.
Adam questioned whether people who had committed bad acts deserved good things, and Jack commented that there were few things that couldn't be forgiven. Jack contended that Victor didn't deserve to be happy, but Adam said that revenge wasn't as appealing as it once had been. Jack asked if Adam's view had changed since becoming a parent, and Adam replied that Connor made him want to become someone who he was afraid he could never be. Jack agreed that everyone wanted to be better for their kids but that they sometimes fell short, and he insisted that Adam shouldn't feel like he didn't deserve his son. Adam revealed that it wasn't about Connor, and Jack wondered if Adam was talking about Chelsea.
Adam admitted that sometimes it felt close to the way it once had been between him and Chelsea, but things could never be the same, because too much had happened. Jack mentioned that he'd felt that way about Phyllis, but they'd found their way back together, and time had fixed things. Adam said that there were some things that time couldn't fix, and Jack opined that a person should be judged by the sum total of his actions and not just by his mistakes. Jack added that they couldn't change the past, but it was always possible to right a wrong by doing the right thing. Jack insisted that everyone deserved a second chance to find love and a family, and he encouraged Adam to let go of the past and stop beating himself up for something he couldn't undo.
Alex knocked on Billy's door, and Billy hopefully asked if Alex had good news, but Alex announced that he was there to talk about what Billy had been saying online. Alex reported that they had been legally monitoring sites for people who had lost loved ones, and they'd specifically been following Billy's exchanges with "Anonymous." Billy testily inquired whether there was a law against needing an outlet for his anger, and Alex warned him to stop threatening people. Alex wondered what was on Billy's laptop, and Billy barked to get a warrant, but Alex implored Billy to show him if Billy had nothing to hide.
Billy played the video of Delia that he'd filmed just before her school play, and Alex was clearly moved when he watched Delia promise that she'd always be her daddy's little girl. Struggling to mask his pain and anger, Billy told Alex that every day, he watched videos, because that was all he had left. Billy icily stated that whoever had killed Delia had taken his life, too, and he wondered how Alex could tell him that he shouldn't wish the driver were dead. Alex vowed not to let the case go cold, but Billy grumbled that after two months, the police were no closer to solving it.
Alex promised not to give up, but Billy was aware that it was less likely they'd catch the driver as more time passed. Alex swore that he wouldn't stop until the driver suffered, and Billy commented that "Anonymous" seemed to think that the person was already suffering. Alex pointed out that many cases had been solved because guilt had forced people to confess. Billy scoffed at the idea that the driver would suddenly turn himself in, but Alex said that it had happened before.
Billy refused to sit around and wait for a murderer to find God, and he questioned where God had been when Delia had been dying. Alex said that God had been holding Delia's hand, but Billy countered that Delia had only had Billy that night. Alex asked him not to do anything stupid, and on his way out, Alex ran into Jack and asked him to try to talk sense into Billy. After Alex left, Billy said that Jack could report to the family that Billy was doing fine. Jack mentioned that Ashley and Summer had been at Thanksgiving dinner, and Billy realized that he hadn't even asked about Jack's trip to Georgia, but Jack understood.
Billy said that he didn't understand how he could be a good brother, father, and husband, because he felt like every piece of his life had been slipping away since Delia had left. Jack replied that he had some idea of what Billy was feeling, and he guessed that Billy wanted to hold on to the pain because it kept Delia's memory alive. Jack added that Billy would stay in limbo until he was ready to return to the land of the living, and he thought that Billy could and would find his way back because there were people who loved him and wanted him there. Jack conceded that the healing power of love was a cliché, but it was also true, but the catch was that Billy had to let it in.
Victoria arrived home, and Jack said that her timing was perfect. Jack hugged both Billy and Victoria goodbye, and he told her to take care of Billy. Victoria started to go upstairs to check on Johnny, and she asked if Billy wanted to join her. He declined, but he called after her and said that he loved her. She returned the sentiment.
At Crimson Lights, Noah griped to Abby that Victor had chosen Kyle's idea about selling vodka over Noah's marketing pitch. Abby asked what was wrong with vodka, and Noah explained that the company's lifestyles line was about healthy living. Abby noted that she'd warned Noah that working for Victor wouldn't be easy, but Noah said that his beef was with Kyle. She suggested that perhaps Newman-Chancellor wasn't big enough for both Noah and Kyle, and Noah agreed.
Abby explained that she hadn't wanted to work for Victor because she couldn't stand constantly being tested, and Noah replied that he didn't mind proving himself, but he wanted to punch Kyle for wanting to see Noah fail. Abby saw Kyle enter the coffeehouse, and she tried to cut Noah off, but Noah continued to rant about Kyle. Noah finally noticed that Kyle was standing right behind him. Noah and Kyle bickered about how the other had gotten his job, and Abby tried to change the subject to how much she enjoyed working with Lily. Abby added that she was sad Lily would be leaving, and Noah pointedly stated that Jack was happy to have Abby working at Jabot, since it was a family company, just like Newman.
Kyle asked if Noah was suggesting that Kyle go back to Jabot, and he countered that Noah could always go back to work for Nick, especially since Noah had made a good bartender. Noah spat that he made a point of being good at everything he did, and Abby demanded a truce. She declared that she knew the history between the Newmans and the Abbotts better than anyone, and she refused to let the feud pass down to the next generation. She ordered the men to shake hands, and they reluctantly did.
Kyle conceded that the family feud had gone on long enough, and he suggested that he and Noah find a way to work with instead of against each another. Noah agreed that he and Kyle should combine their talents, and Kyle declared that together, they could crush the competition and impress Victor. As the men approached the counter, Noah said that he was only doing it to make Abby happy, and Kyle remarked that Abby scared him. Noah and Kyle began to quibble about which one of them would buy the next round of coffee.
In the park, Tyler was relieved when Lily showed up in response to his message. She asked why he'd requested to see her alone, and Tyler wanted to start by clearing the air, because he and Lily had maintained a decent working relationship until things had become weird between them. She professed her love for her husband, and Tyler said that he knew that she and Cane had a great marriage. Tyler apologized for trying to mess it up, and she pointed out that he hadn't. Tyler said that he needed to thank her, because if it hadn't been for her, then he never would have been able to move on with his life.
Tyler explained that he'd still been stinging from a breakup with his fiancée when he'd met Lily, and Lily was stunned that he'd never mentioned that before. He admitted that he'd thought that he had been done with love after his relationship with Mariah, but Lily had made him see that there were still honest, beautiful women in the world. He credited Lily with him being able to open his heart to Abby, because otherwise, he would have just been a blur in Abby's rearview mirror. He said that Abby made him happy, and he wanted to do the same for Abby, so there was another thing he wanted to talk to Lily about.
After Tyler revealed his plans, Lily promised that no work projects would ruin the special weekend he was planning with Abby, and she mentioned that Abby would be running things by herself soon. Lily explained that she wanted to work with Cane, and she planned to resign as soon as they decided on a project. Tyler was sure that Lily and Cane would be awesome together, and she thanked him for reminding her that Cane was the only man she wanted to be with. Lily hoped that Tyler and Abby were as happy as Cane and Lily were, and Lily and Tyler hugged. Abby arrived and asked how many women she had to push out of the way to get to him.
Lily claimed that she and Tyler had bumped into one another, and she made a hasty exit. Abby seemed suspicious, and Tyler insisted that Lily was in love with her husband and that Tyler had Abby. Abby pointed out that Tyler also had an ex-fiancée waiting in the wings, but he reminded her that he'd blocked Mariah's calls. He asked if Abby needed him to say that she was the most important thing that had ever happened to him and that he'd never loved anyone as much as he loved her, and she laughed and said that she knew that he was crazy about her. They kissed.
At the Athletic Club, Chelsea finished a meeting with a colleague, regarding a preview of her spring line. Afterward, Victor approached her and ominously inquired whether she thought that she could take Connor out of the country. Chelsea said that it was none of Victor's business, but Victor argued that Connor was his grandson. Chelsea countered that Victor had no say in Connor's life, and Victor dared her to take him on. She informed Victor that she wasn't going to Milan with or without Connor, and she was having meetings in Genoa City to avoid leaving her son.
Victor questioned whether that made Chelsea a fit mother, and she huffed that she had nothing to prove to Victor. Victor asked about his grandson, and she blurted out that it was beautiful to see the baby taking in the world with his new eyes, but she refused to let Victor get to Connor through her. Victor chided her for cheating the boy of a relationship with his grandfather, but Chelsea contended that Victor had done that himself when he'd rejected Adam. Victor asserted that Adam had gotten what he'd deserved, but Chelsea insisted upon respecting Adam's wishes. Victor threatened that Chelsea and Adam couldn't keep Victor from seeing Connor.
Victor vowed that his grandson would know him, and Chelsea retorted that everyone knew what kind of man Victor was. Victor crowed that his business was the envy of the world, and Chelsea snapped that Connor would know that Victor had walked over everyone who'd gotten in his way, including his own son. Victor stated that Connor would know that Chelsea had gotten pregnant with Billy's child to ruin Billy and Victoria's marriage, and Chelsea countered that Victor had hired her. Victor accused Chelsea of using her children as a pawn, and he barked that she didn't deserve to be a mother. Adam overheard and ordered Victor not to say another word to the mother of Adam's child.
Adam told Victor to attack him and leave Chelsea alone, and Victor pointed out that it made sense that Adam had compassion for someone who had taken a child from a parent, since Adam had done the same thing. Victor stated that Sharon might have forgiven Adam, but Victor wouldn't. Adam said that he had regrets, but unlike Victor, he was trying to make up for them. Victor snarled that it wasn't good enough, but Chelsea contended that nothing Victor said mattered anymore. Adam added that he didn't think it ever had.
Later, at the penthouse, Chelsea reported that Connor was still asleep, and she thanked Adam for standing up for her. Adam said that Victor was the last person who should accuse anyone of being a bad parent, and Chelsea recalled that she had been scared that she would be an awful one. Adam assured her that she wasn't, and she recalled their conversation about how it sometimes felt as if nothing had changed between them. Adam countered that a lot had changed, and Chelsea recounted that Adam had chosen Newman Enterprises over her to win Victor's love. Adam recognized that he'd lost a lot because of his decision, and Chelsea noted that the thing that had torn them apart no longer existed.
Chelsea imagined where she and Adam would have been if Victor hadn't gotten between them, and Adam said that he'd thought about the same thing. She murmured that they had been close to having it all, but it had slipped through their fingers. Adam blamed the choices they'd made, and she agreed that they'd both made bad ones that they couldn't undo. He said that she was the second person who'd made that comment that day, and she wondered if he'd go back and change things if he could. He replied that he would in a heartbeat, but they couldn't go back, and all they had was that moment. Chelsea added that they also had what they made of it, and they kissed.
Nikki left a message for Paul and sadly revealed that her announcement to her family hadn't turned out as well as she'd anticipated, although she hadn't been sure what to expect when they'd started the search for her son. She hung up, and she saw Victor hovering over her. Nikki said that she hadn't heard Victor return home, and he coldly remarked that he'd thought that only Katherine had known that Nikki had given birth to another child. Nikki offered to explain, but Victor was livid that Nikki had kept something that important from him.