Reluctantly, Diane calls her husband and cancels dinner with him. She is working on a deadline and must finish. After she hangs up, she tells herself that now is no time for tears. Then she says that she would give anything to get even with Nikki.
Nikki visits Jack in his office. She announces to him that she is in a bad mood because of Thanksgiving. More specifically, she is upset because Victor will not be joining the family for Thanksgiving. But, she tells her friend, it is all Diane's doing; she would stake her life on that.
Jack attempts to calm Nikki down, but Nikki tells him the most "insulting" news: the couple will be coming out to the ranch the next day. "Twice the fun," Jack tells her.
How selfish of her! Nikki rants. This is Victor's favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving, but that woman will cheat him out of spending the day with his children. And it is little Noah's first Thanksgiving!
Ryan is looking over the papers the process server has delivered. He laughs and tells Jill that it is divorce papers. Nina is serving him with divorce! I know you aren't happy about this, Jill, but I am. It shows that Nina is moving on with her life. Wow! I'm shocked. This is totally out of the blue. Now I won't be the only one in Philips eyes that is tearing his family apart!
The phone rings and it is Tricia. Ryan tells her he has incredible news. He can't tell her on the phone, but he will be right there. Meanwhile, Jill leaves the office.
Neil is pacing the floor in his office. He refuses a business phone call even though there is a deadline involved. He takes out a bottle of Scotch and pours himself a large drink. As he takes his first sip, Victor tells him that than will not help. It will only make it harder to deal with whatever problem you have.
Neil sets down the drink. Victor is right. I take it that you are still trying to deal with your problem, Victor says. I had hoped that by now you and Drucilla would have gotten things ironed out.
"Victor, there is no way to straighten out the mess my wife has made of our marriage." Neil says.
Dru arrives home. She stands there in the middle of the room remembering the scene at the pharmacy. "What is going on? How did you find out, Neil?" she whispers.
The phone rings. It is Sid and he can tell by her voice that she is very down. What is wrong? he wants to know. She tells him that everything is wrong. He tells her that he will be there to see her in a few minutes.
Victor had hoped that everything would be out in the open by now so that the two of them could have talked about the problem. Neil laughs, bitterly. She just keeps on lying, he tells his boss. How in the world can she see the world around her falling apart and yet go on lying? Wouldn't you think the time had come to confess to the lie and beg forgiveness?
Victor is confused. Why would she go on lying if she knew she had been found out?
Neil goes on. Not only does she keep on lying, but now she thinks he is the one with the problem. She now figures that she knows what the story is: she thinks I have another woman!
"Don't you think you should confront her with what you know?" Victor asks Neil.
Neil says he will tell her nothing. He cannot forgive or forget.
As Jack tries to soothe Nikki's anger, she realizes that Diane has talked to him about this. Now she turns on Jack but Jack laughs away her anger. She tells Jack that he can give Diane a message from her: she can't get anything past me!
Nikki then reminds Jack that she has invited him for Thanksgiving. Since he mentioned before that he had a family of his own to spend Thanksgiving with, she was thinking of inviting the entire family. Except, she adds, Ashley wouldn't exactly be welcome. Jack says he will get back to her.
Tricia lets Ryan in the house and they kiss. She is dying to know his news. Excitedly he tells her that not more than 30 minutes ago, Nina had him served with divorce papers. They are both excited. Now they can have a future. And if Nina served the papers, then she must not be going to cause them problems. They will be free to be together soon. During a long and passionate kiss, Daddy Keith comes in.
Jill arrives at Nina's apartment and jumps on her with both feet. "How could you do it? What were you thinking of?" she shouts. "Just before the papers were served, Ryan was telling me how he didn't want to hurt you." But Nina tells Jill that she doesn't want his pity and that is all it is. He found another woman and wants a divorce to be with her. She is not going to try to hang on any longer to a man who doesn't want to be with her.
"I'm going on with my life; I've had it with Ryan," Nina tells Jill. I know it isn't going to be easy and it won't happen overnight, but for my sake and for Philip's sake, I will survive. I want to contribute something; to feel worthwhile. Somehow, i am going to be okay."
Sid arrives at Dru's apartment. What happened? he wants to know. Dru begins to haltingly tell him about the past few weeks. She reminds him how Neil wanted a family but she did not. She tell him about lying to Neil and about taking the birth control pills secretly. Sid is shocked for a few moments, but then reminds her that she isn't the only one at fault. She had tried everything to make Neil understand what her career meant to her.
Jack visits Diane's office. He tells her that Nikki just left him. "What poison was she spreading today?" wonders Diane. He tells her that she handled everything wrong. She shouldn't make Nikki her enemy.
"Do you want me to deal with that bitch or don't you?" she asks Jack. "I try to handle it one way and you say no. So I handle it another and you say I am wrong. And for your information, she is already my enemy."
Keith interrupts the big kiss. The two lovers turn and give him the exciting news. But Keith isn't that excited. He reminds them that this could spell bad news for his daughter. When Ryan tells him that their biggest obstacle is gone, he wonders if Nina feels like an "obstacle." What are the grounds? It could be adultery and then where would his daughter be? Ryan admits that he didn't read that far into the papers so he doesn't know the grounds. But the two of them plan on being careful and discreet. Besides, Nina wouldn't do ugly things.
Sid tells Dru that she doesn't need to feel like the biggest sinner in the world. Has her sister decided to give up her career and stay home and produce babies?
That is different, Dru says. She is a doctor.
Sid reminds her that her career is just as important to her as Olivia's and Neil's careers are to them.
Sid has an idea how Dru can handle things. It is a simple idea and one viewed from a different angle. She should get to working. He will line up her a very busy schedule. She can bring Lily and a nanny and she can work at a hectic schedule. It is the perfect time in her career. In the meantime, Neil will come to realize how much he misses and wants his beautiful wife. Sid predicts that he will come running after her. He will realize what a prize he has in Dru.
Neil doesn't forgive easily, Dru tells Sid.
"Where would he find another lady like yourself?" Sid wants to know.
Jack tells Diane that Nikki is not at fault here. She should be laying all this on the real guilty party: Victor. He is selfish; he is a control freak. No one could have forced him to do what he did. Diane can't take any more. She breaks down in sobs while Jack tries to comfort her.
Dru and Lily talk. Neil arrives home. Lily is happy to see him. As he holds her in his arms, he gives his wife a cold, mean look.