Victor visits Diane at her office. Oh, you are so beautiful. Diane wonders who was left standing at the meeting with Jack and Jill. Victor says he gave it to them with both barrels. I had to tell them that I was wrong. Diane is stunned. It is wonderful that you had a positive encounter with Jack. Victor then shows Diane some photos of some castles overseas. A honeymoon/wedding gift. Ohhhhhh Victor! Kiss Kiss.
Jill and Jack rehashing the meeting. Jill is happy, Jack is cynical. It ain't over till it's over, and it isn't over, not by a long shot.
Megan and Jeremy try to set Tricia up on a date with Alec. There is a concert at the university. Alec agrees to come over. Tricia doesn't want anything to do with a blind date. Megan and Jeremy leave. Alec stays to finish his soda. Tricia comes back down stairs. Alec tells Tricia he knows how she feels. He was dumped three weeks ago by his year long girlfriend. And I'm still here! You do get over it. They talk. Alec leaves.
Grace and Sharon on the phone. Sharon is so concerned about Nick. Grace does a good job trying to reassure Sharon about Nick. Hang up. Grace to Nick. This is really bothering you isn't it? It makes me sick Grace. Can't you see that you can trust me? I just want to be your friend Nick. Please believe me! I do believe you Grace. I owe you a lot. We've just got to put this behind us and get on with our lives. They shake on it.
Phyllis, Danny and Daniel return home. Phyllis tells Danny how much it hurts for him to believe Paul and Chris over her on this paternity issue. I don't mean to hurt you Phyllis. It will be over once and for all with the test results. He calls the lab; results ready later today. I've got something important to do then I'll meet you at the lab. Danny leave, Joni arrives. She asks Mrs. Romalotti about the trip and test. Phyllis flashes back to her sample switch and feels more confident again.....Paul and Chris at Gina's. In her office, Chris notices a business card from the paternity lab. Gina admits that Danny/Daniel took the test and tells how Danny wanted to cancel. Gina and Chris get into a heated discussion. Danny walks in when Gina is saying I hope you're wrong Chris. Chris says, but what if I'm not, what if Danny isn't Daniel's father?!
Nikki tells Josh about Victor's engagement, noting that she thinks Victor has ulterior motives regarding hurting Jack. He's surprised when she says that she's not thrilled about it, but surprises her more when he says he couldn't be happier by the news.
Meanwhile at the hospital, Dr. Gallagher continues to try to pry some information about Josh's picture from Veronica. She doesn't divulge anything, and after he leaves, she looks in the mirror and wonders if she'll even recognize herself when the bandages come off.
Victor and Diane go for dinner at Yves, and Victor suggests they have their wedding reception there. He also tells her that he can get some time off for an October 4th wedding. Diane says that will be fine although she'll have to get someone to work on the new Newman HQ during that time.
Cole drops by Nina's to see how she's doing and is pleased to find out that Ryan and Phillip have moved back in. He wishes them the best of luck and says he's sincerely happy for them. After he leaves, Phillip comes into the living room to say good night and tells his dad how happy he is that they're all together again. Once alone, Ryan thinks to himself, "I'm happy to be with you too, son........now if I could only feel something again for your mother."
Nick's shocked when he comes home and Sharon immediately pounces on him for being out of the house for a few hours. She demands to know where he's been and why he didn't call. Nick casually explains that he had a few errands to run and can't understand why she's so upset. "I was out, and now I'm back. End of subject," Nick says. "What are you hiding?" Sharon asks suspiciously. Nick tells her that he's had a long day and wasn't expecting an interrogation so if he seems perturbed, that's why. Sharon doesn't let up and soon they're having an argument. It ends when Nick tells Sharon that she sounds like a paranoid, insecure housewife, and she tells him he sounds like a man with something to hide. "I'm out of here," Nick says as he heads off to his night class. "When will you be home?" Sharon barks. "When I feel like it," Nick sniffs on his way out the door.
Grace is furious when Tony tells her that he took Cassie to the ranch. She accuses him of trying to ruin everything for her. "Because Sharon is her mother or because you have something going on with Nick?" Tony asks. Grace realizes that he suggested to Sharon to call Grace while Nick was there and accuses him of wanting Sharon to find out that he was there. Tony blasts her right back and starts grilling her about Nick's visit. When Grace can't stand the heat, she says she's going to spend time with Cassie in the other room but Tony stops her. "I don't care what you say, I know there's something going on with you and Nick," he growls, "You're story keeps changing and one of these days I'm going to find out the truth!"
Danny explains to Chris, Paul and Gina that the results will be ready anytime. Gina suggests that he just phone the lab, but he tells them that he wants to go there in person to ensure there's no screw-ups. "You mean you think Phyllis might be up to something?" Chris asks quickly. "Yeah, think about it," Paul adds, "She could've concocted just about anything to intervene with the results." Before they get into it, Phyllis marches in. She tells them in a confident voice that they should kill two birds with one stone and bring Paul and Chris with them to the lab. Danny thinks it's too personal of a moment to share, but Phyllis points out that her personal life has been raked over the coals for years by these two, and there's no need to keep it to themselves now. Chris and Paul agree to go, of course. Once at the lab, Phyllis continues her tirade about how confident she is and tells the others to lighten up. "Despite what you think, I've never tried to stonewall these tests," she says, "I just didn't think a paternity test was necessary, but I can see that I was wrong." No one responds as the nurse announces that the results are ready....
At the lab, Phyllis continues to taunt Christine and Paul with her confidence about the test results. Danny reads the report and announces, "It says what I would've known if I'd listened to my heart -- Daniel is my son!" He and Phyllis embrace as Chris and Paul go into shock. Phyllis rubs it in Chris' face that she was wrong to suspect her, but says that she's willing to put the whole experience behind them and start fresh. She even suggests that they all go back to the Romalotti apartment to celebrate with Daniel. Danny encourages them to come too, but Chris and Paul decline the offer so Danny and Phyllis go home alone.
Sharon seeks Cole's advice about Nick's behaviour, explaining the fight they'd had and why. She insists that something is going on with Nick, and is sure something has happened, yet is also sure that her husband would never be unfaithful. "I just can't figure out what happened, he won't open up to me," she says. Cole suggests that she's just imagining a problem, but Sharon tells him how defensive Nick was before he went out again. Cole tells her that he can't offer any help as he has no idea what Nick's problem is, but advises her to give it time. "One thing I can tell you thought is to never doubt how much Nick loves you," Cole says, "That I know for sure." "I've never doubted my husband's love," Sharon says staunchly, "Why would you say that?!"
Nick doesn't go to night class after all, and goes to the Crimson Lights instead. Grace is working and he tells her about the fight he and Sharon had, adding that he can't seem to stop himself from behaving defensively. Although he knows that he agreed to forget what happened, he says that he can't. Grace tells him not to tell Sharon about their mistake, as it would only hurt her and there's no need for that. Nick thanks her for listening, noting that it's nice to have her to talk to like this. Grace tells him that that's what friends are for, and promises to always be there for him.
Tricia recalls the fabulous memory she has of the day she cooked Ryan breakfast. Overcome with emotion, she calls him on his cell phone, but to her surprise Nina answers! She doesn't say anything, but Nina tells her she knows who she is and why she's calling. "Ryan's not here and even if he was, he wouldn't want to talk to you," Nina snaps, "He's come home to me and our son, don't ever call him again!" Tricia bursts into tears when Nina slams down the phone.
Ryan finds Neil working late as well in his office and goes in for a chat. Neil tells him that he's heard rumours that he and Nina separated and that he's seeing someone new. Ryan explains that he and Nina are trying to work things out but he doesn't think they'll ever get back on track. Neil confides that he's felt that way about Dru before, but given time it all worked out. "Are your doubts because of this new girl?" Neil wonders. Ryan admits that he has a good time with Tricia and she helps him forget about his problems, but insists that he ended things with her. Neil advises him to give his marriage his all and not to let a pretty face mislead him.
Danny and Phyllis come home to find Joani reading a story to Daniel. Knowing they just came from the lab, she makes a quick exit to give the family some time alone. Danny plays with Daniel all evening until he goes to bed. Alone with Phyllis, Danny tells her that when he read the results he realized two things -- 1) he was incredibly relieved and 2) he was sorry he ever doubted her. Phyllis tells him that it's behind them now so there's no need to apologize or explain himself. They embrace then Phyllis asks him to make love to her.
Chris and Paul go home feeling quite numb. They rehash the whole Sasha story, and why they believed the test results would be different. "We had suspicions based on circumstantial evidence," Paul reminds her, "The real proof was at the lab tonight. We have no choice but to accept it." Chris knows he's right, but isn't ready to give in. Paul suggests that they go away for a long weekend to get their minds off everything and relax. He goes to make reservations but Chris stops him and says, "If Phyllis could change one test, who's to say she couldn't change another?" Paul lets out an exasperated sigh and tells her to just let it go.
Dru thinks about Neil telling her how much he wants a second child and shudders. She goes to his office as they have plans for a late dinner. She tries to look calm as he tells her how lucky they are to have such a great marriage. "We have love, honesty and trust," he carries on as Dru gulps, "What would a marriage be without that?!"
Alec drops by Tricia's to see if she's doing any better. He tells her that Ryan is a fool to let her go and says she shouldn't be sulking at home. He suggests that they go out, but Tricia says she's not in the mood. Alec tells her that he'll call her tomorrow and the day after that, and continue to call her until she accepts his offer. "You and I should get to know each other better," he says, "And I'm going to make sure that we do!"
The technicians at the lab review Danny's chart and see something they didn't notice before. "We'll have to call him, he'll want to know about this," they decide, "But it's too late tonight, we'll call him first thing in the morning."