Sharon ran into Adam at On the Boulevard, and she explained that she was there to meet Noah. Adam said that Noah couldn't have chosen anyone better to talk to, and he thanked her for lending an ear the evening before. Nikki and Victor arrived, and when Victor and Adam avoided speaking, she guessed that the "honeymoon" between the men was over. Victor disclosed that they'd reached an impasse on a certain issue. Adam whispered something into Sharon's ear, and she amorously said that she'd take it under consideration. Victor thought that he'd found a solution to the impasse.
Later, Sharon and Noah discussed his career choices, and she advised him to be patient. He thought that he might have found something other than bartending to pursue, but he didn't want to talk about it yet. She asked if he was seeing someone, and he informed her that he'd been on a few dates, but he was waiting to get serious until he found someone who was willing to put as much in as he was. He noted that there was a big difference between someone who cared and someone who would take advantage just because he was around.
Sharon was proud that Noah believed in love, and he compared it to believing in air and water. She said that she'd been very much in love before, and she knew that finding a connection could be special, but the timing had to be right. Noah said that it was nice to see her making the right decisions. Nikki interrupted to hug Noah, and Noah said that she looked great. Noah departed, and Sharon said that she had been sorry to hear about Nikki's diagnosis. Nikki snapped that she didn't need Sharon's pity, because Nikki's life was wonderful.
Sharon pointed out that she was on her medication, and Nikki was sober, so an argument wouldn't be any fun. Sharon contended that Nikki was wrong if she had been implying that Sharon's life was empty, but Nikki clarified that she had been talking about her own life. Nikki taunted that Sharon had no job, was living alone, and was mercifully single for the first time. Sharon retorted that she had once been lady of the Newman manor, and she wouldn't wish that life on anyone. Nikki said that both she and Sharon had the lives they deserved.
Victor stopped by Adam's penthouse and wanted to discuss the tension between them. Adam called himself delusional to think that a relationship as equals could last, but Victor replied that they'd always be father and son. Adam contended that they could be effective as equals in business, but it wouldn't work if Victor second-guessed Adam's decisions. Victor agreed that he should trust Adam's instincts, and he wanted to allow Adam to tap into the outside funding. Victor called it an act of faith on his part, and he expected Adam to show an act of faith in return.
Victor asked Adam to demonstrate respect for him, the family, and the company, and Adam anticipated that Victor wanted him to step down so Victor could be in charge. Victor said that if Adam wanted him to approve the funding, then Adam had to cut Sharon out of his life. Adam stated that he couldn't fire or divorce Sharon, so she wasn't an issue, and they could move forward with the financing. Victor asserted that the fact that Sharon was in Adam's life was a reflection of Adam's ability to make the right decisions for himself and the company. Victor said that Adam wanted to be a respected part of the family, but Sharon had done nothing but damage the Newmans. Victor insisted that Adam get rid of Sharon.
Victor said that Sharon wasn't the right woman for Adam and that she wouldn't be the mother of Adam's children. Adam chided him for rubbing salt in the wound about Chelsea, but Victor barked that Chelsea had tried to trap Billy with a child, and then she'd trapped someone else, but Victor was glad it hadn't been Adam. Victor said that if Adam wanted Victor to trust Adam's judgment, then Adam had to help inspire Victor's faith in him by removing Sharon from his life. Victor headed out, and he found Sharon at the door.
Sharon entered, and she suggested that she slip into something more comfortable, but Adam told her that he'd changed his mind. A baffled Sharon assumed that he wanted to push back their plans, but he clarified that it was over. She couldn't believe that he'd dump her right after he'd propositioned her, and she compared his treatment of her to his rejection at their wedding in prison.
Sharon pointed out that she had been Adam's last friend, and they had stood by each other. He said that it hadn't been his plan, but things between them just had to end. She thought about all the times she'd defended him, and she realized that she had been wrong. "You really are the bastard that everyone says you are," she spat. Her voice broke as she added, "And I'm the fool they say I am." She rushed out.
Victor returned to On the Boulevard and informed Nikki that his business was done. Nikki said that she'd known him long enough to recognize his "master of the universe" look. She added that she should be worried, but she found it endearing. She spied Sharon crying at the bar, and she noted that Sharon's sunny mood had clouded.
At Crimson Lights, Chelsea and Dylan nervously met for their date. He said that she looked great, and she said that she hadn't been sure what to wear, since he hadn't told her where they were going. He replied that she'd have to trust him. On their way out, Chelsea spotted Summer and complimented her jacket, which Chelsea had designed. Dylan and Chelsea left, and Summer told Courtney that the night they had planned would go perfectly, as long as Nick didn't figure things out.
Dylan led Chelsea to a warehouse that he planned to turn into his new home. He hoped that it wasn't too forward to take her there on a date, but she pointed out that their last one had been in her hotel room. She asked for a tour, and he imagined where the kitchen would be. She recommended getting some vintage industrial stools, and she joked that he should also probably get a door for the bathroom. She inquired what would go in the corner, and he said his bedroom. She looked uncomfortable.
Dylan presented Chelsea with an array of sandwiches, since he hadn't been sure what she liked. She wondered if he'd spoil the baby the same way with toys. He replied that he'd buy four toys right away -- a bat, a bear, a puzzle, and a book -- and eventually a doll and a truck, but no guns. She recalled that he had mentioned the Army when they'd first met, but he'd never talked about being deployed. He replied that there wasn't much to say, and she assured him that he could talk to her. He returned the sentiment, and he said that he'd always be there for her.
Chelsea marveled that Dylan had practically set up an all-you-can-eat dessert bar, and she praised him for thinking of everything. He was concerned that she was accustomed to a rich lifestyle, but she commented that fancy dishes were pretty, but they didn't keep her company. Chelsea said that the important thing was that the baby had someone who loved him or her unconditionally, and Dylan swore that he would. He regretted that he could only offer paper bags, not silver domes, but she replied that she considered it dining in style.
At the police station, Kevin was shocked to hear that he could leave. Michael explained that the court had looked favorably upon Kevin's confession and the return of stolen goods, and he told Kevin to thank Christine for offering Kevin a work release. Chloe pointedly stated that Kevin had been lucky to have someone else take the fall and spend the night in jail. She added that she hadn't been so lucky, and while Kevin's deal had worked out great for the victims and the cops, she wondered how Kevin would make it up to her.
Michael revealed that Kevin would put his computer skills to work at the police station, and Kevin was glad that he didn't have to serve time. Kevin admitted that he had been wrong, and he was sorry. Chloe angrily questioned whether he was sorry that he got caught or that he'd allowed her to be fingerprinted, cuffed, and locked up. Chloe berated Kevin for risking her daughter's future and lying to Chloe's face, and she didn't think an apology would cut it. Chloe stormed out, and Kevin ran after her.
Fen arrived at the station to talk to Michael. Michael reiterated that Michael and Lauren's issues weren't Fen's problem, but Fen contended that they were his parents, so it was his problem. Michael stressed that his marital troubles weren't Fen's fault, but Fen asked how it could happen that everything was fine, and then suddenly, "she" was seeing someone else. Michael looked alarmed, but Fen revealed that Summer had blown him off to go to prom with another guy.
Michael was sorry that Fen was hurting, but he didn't think that Fen and Summer were a good match. Michael pointed out that Summer had started the business with Jamie, but Fen accepted responsibility for keeping it going. Michael encouraged Fen to find someone else, and Fen asked if there was someone else out there for Michael. Michael wished that he could make things easier for Fen, but Fen said that no one could, because his life was a hole.
Michael thought that it might be good for Fen to talk to someone, but Fen griped that he should be able to complain about something without having to go to a shrink. Michael advised that Fen would wander off the path and back on again, but the awfulness would end. Michael predicted that one day, someone new and amazing would enter Fen's life. Fen declared that he only wanted Summer, but he added that he shouldn't bother, because they'd probably end up like Michael and Lauren.
Kevin chased Chloe to Crimson Lights, and he explained that he had panicked, but he wanted to fix things. She asked if he'd steal more jewelry for her, and he defended that they'd had money issues hanging over their heads and that she had been on board in the beginning. Chloe accused Kevin of stealing to work up interest in having sex with her. She was hurt that he'd let her get arrested, and he admitted that he had been a coward. He asked her how he could make it right, and she wasn't sure, because what he'd done would always be there.
Kevin insisted that Chloe and Delia were his life, and he wouldn't give them up. Chloe questioned whether he could give up the need to steal to want to have sex with her, and he said that he couldn't explain how much he loved her, but the thought of not being together made him want to implode. Kevin offered to give Chloe time to cool down, but he needed her too much to give up.
Chelsea and Dylan returned to Crimson Lights, and he handed her three extra cookies. He hoped that they could do it again, and he sweetly kissed her. They said goodbye, and he left. Chelsea approached the counter, and Chloe asked what was with her goo-goo eyes. Chelsea declared that she'd made a decision, and Dylan would be the baby's father forever. Chelsea knew that Dylan and the baby would love one another, and she vowed that no one would ever know the truth.
Across the coffeehouse, Summer was confident that everything would fall into place for a good prom night. Courtney suggested that Summer ask Fen to go to prom, since Summer had to be at the dance for the plan to work. Summer worried that Fen had freaked out on her already. Noah saw the girls conspiring, and he told Summer not to even think about doing whatever she was planning.
Summer called Noah a grumpy old man, but Courtney commented that Noah didn't seem that old to her. Noah remembered what his prom had been like, and the drama had been blown out of proportion. He cautioned Summer not to do something she couldn't handle, because he didn't want to see her get hurt.
Summer grumbled that Noah had to walk in at exactly the wrong moment, but Courtney called him "stupid hot." Noah noticed that the girls stopped talking when he walked by, and he told them to have smart fun. Courtney scrambled to find Summer a prom date, and Fen overheard. Courtney asked who Fen was taking, and Summer reluctantly suggested that she and Fen go together as friends. He agreed that it might be a decent night after all, and Summer swore that it would be better than decent.
At the tack house, Nick read over a document as Avery burst in. She had expected him to return the prior evening, and he claimed that he'd been tied up at the club. She mentioned that he hadn't returned her call, and she asked if everything was okay. Nick admitted that it wasn't. Avery freaked out, and she assumed that Nick thought that their lovemaking had been a mistake.
Nick tried to get a word in edgewise, but Avery rambled that although it had felt right, they had probably gone too fast. She worried that he couldn't get past the things he knew about her, but he told her to stop. He assured her that making love had been right, but he had stuff going on in his life that he had to figure out, and it had nothing to do with Avery. She was relieved, but she wondered what was wrong.
Avery assured Nick that nothing had happened between Summer and Kyle, and Nick was adamant that it never could. Avery insisted that she'd talked Summer down and that Kyle wasn't interested. Nick worried that Kyle's feelings could change, since Summer had become a model and Kyle was Jack's son, and Nick couldn't stop thinking about it. He added that his past was starting to haunt him, and he had to worry about his kid.
Nick couldn't believe that he'd been such an idiot to let things get between him and Avery, and he commented that he'd learned from a drunken guy that love involved taking risks. Nick said that he loved Avery and wanted to be with her, and she called them the best words ever. He asked if there was anything that could change the way she felt about him, but she said that she knew his soul. She mentioned that he had wanted to talk about something the prior night, and she assured him that he could tell her anything.
Nick stared at the document he'd left on the table, and he said that there was something he wanted to tell Avery, but he had to deal with an issue first. She told him to take the time he needed, because she wasn't going anywhere. They kissed.