Phyllis doesn't think she needs to read the stuffy ole transcripts. She was there; she won't contradict herself. But Michael insists that she read them over so she will know what she testified to the first time.
Chris calls Paul; she wants him to pick up dinner. She doesn't feel like going out or cooking. The trial is getting to her. "I hope the trial isn't all that is getting to you," Paul says as he hangs up.
Danny stops by Legal Aid for some reassurance that the trial is going okay. He has been thinking of what the child psychologist said; she made some valid points. He doesn't want to changes his life, but he doesn't think it is fair to be dragging Daniel all over the world.
Sara is surprised when Nikki arrives home early. Since Josh is at the hospital, a disappointed Nikki will hide some presents then get ready for a special reunion.
Malcolm and Dru are still talking. She feels that the advice he is giving her is the same old advice: choose between her marriage and her career.
Malcolm tells her that he knows how she comes alive in front of the camera, but she also comes alive when playing with Lily. He thinks that both Dru and Neil need to step back and look at the situation again. They are both alike. It has to be all or nothing for them both. But one thing for sure, she can't patch up her marriage from the other side of the globe. Now is the time to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
"Josh?" Sara thinks he is home early when she hears the key in the door. But it is Victor letting himself in. "So, the ex-husband has his own key," she tells herself. "And he has the run of the house."
Nikki greets Victor and he tells her that she is beautiful. He has a favor to ask: he wants her to give Diane a call and include her in the Christmas festivities. "Why?" Nikki demurs. "Is your wife getting cold feet?"
Jack arrives at Diane's office with a suggestion: use the old light bulb on the thermometer trick to run up a high fever so she can go to the hospital. Where have you been living? Diane wants to know. They don't use those kinds of thermometers any more.
But she is still upset about spending Christmas at the ranch. Her only wish is that Nikki will move to Siberia. Jack assures her that if that happened, she would only have a further distance to go and would have to wear more clothing because Nikki would still have the party and Victor would still want to be there.
"I hate being interrogated and I hate that bitch," Phyllis tells Michael. "I hope she crashes and burns. " Later, when Phyllis has finished studying the transcripts, Michael brings her a glass of wine. He doesn't want to talk any longer about the trial, but Phyllis inadvertently mentions something she read in the manuscript. Michael is surprised that she would admit that there was a manuscript, but she assures him that she has taken care of all the manuscripts. "This could be dynamite?" Michael says. But if you are sure that all the manuscripts are gone, then I don't want to hear any more about it.
"For once in your life, put yourself in the other person's place!" Victor tells Nikki. "Just think about how it feels to Diane to be newly married but spending the holidays with her husbands ex-wife. So call her; ask her to bring a special dish so that she can incorporate her traditions with ours. This would be the best gift you could give me."
Malcolm is given the cold shoulder when he visits his brother. Malcolm insists on talking with him. He tells Neil that Dru has told him what happened. He understands her reasons for doing what she did. She was between a rock and a hard place. The only choice Neil gave her was his way or the highway. Neil denies this; he wouldn't have like it, but he would have accepted it. She didn't have to lie. Malcolm reminds him that he wasn't willing to bend on the time table for having another baby. Dru wanted to wait until her career began slowing down.
Christine and Paul have a quiet, romantic evening together. As they dance, Paul wonders what happened to her fatigue. She tells him that she is trying to compensate for all the hours she is spending on Danny's trial. She doesn't want them to forget all that they have together.
Danny finds Gina out when he arrives home. He goes to the piano and begins to play. He sings "Our Love is here to Stay" while remembering his wedding and honeymoon with Cricket. When he finishes, he looks dreamily into the distant and whispers, "If only it were true. I will never give up, Chris, never."
Sara writes in her journal about Victor's visit tonight. She then reads over what she has been observing. Victor visits Nikki too often, usually when Josh is away---Diane upsets Nikki, probably jealousy----Nikki was angry when Victor cancelled Thanksgiving, then very happy when he reconsidered---every detail is in the journal. I can't believe Josh would allow this, she says. Are you blind? She doesn't treat you right, but I won't allow it to go on!
"Get the hell out!" Neil shouts at his brother. "You are trying to make this all my fault. You are making me out to be selfish and unforgiving."
After Malcolm leaves, Neil picks up a picture of Dru. We did have everything, Dru, but you threw it all away! He then throws the picture into the trash and slumps forward with his head in his hands.