CHRIS paces the floor by Danny's bed, but she can't take her eyes off Danny. Paul brings her a bottle of water and massages her shoulders while she is drinking it. He tells her that she needs to get some rest, but she can't leave. A nurse comes in and tells Paul that he has a call at the nurses' station. Chris encourages him to go on and take the call; she will be okay.
MALCOLM shows up in Neil's office to find out what is going on with his big brother. For one thing, where were you last night? Neil tells him that he went to the symphony with a friend. Malcolm wants to know who this friend was, but he has a pretty good idea who it was. We are only good friends, Neil assures his brother. But how good is good? You are supposed to be a smart guy, Neil, so use your brains! This is Victoria Newman, Victor Newman's little girl. This is the man who made you and he could just as easily unmake you! Neil insists that he is not involved and does not plan to be involved with Vicki. Malcolm says that he has seen the way they look at each other and if they call that being only friends, then they are only fooling themselves.
"Am I interrupting anything?" Vicki says from the doorway.
VICTOR calls the police and tells him that his wife is now ready to be interviewed.
JACK arrives to check up on Diane again because he is worried about her, but he knows she is better off without "what's his name." She says that she is doing all right, but she still loves Victor. Jack wonders what Victor has that causes woman to fall in love with him and stay in love with them no matter how badly he treats them. Diane doesn't want to hear any of this talk. If that is all he has to say, then THERE IS THE DOOR! She then proceeds to tell Jack that Victor still loves her. All this with Nikki is only based on nostalgia, sympathy and his obligations to his children. He will soon realize that and come back to her. Jack wonders who has been feeding her all this drivel. She tell him that she has talked to an attorney, which makes Jack glad unless it is this attorney who is filling her head with this nonsense. He reminds her how Victor just tossed her aside; she should go for all his money for the hell she has been through. He still loves me, Diane insists. It is only a matter of time before he comes back to me.
Jack says that Victor never got over Nikki, not in all these years! You may not want to hear this but it is true. Diane reminds him that not so long ago, he told her that he was convinced that Victor loved her. You said that I was his true love, that Victor loved me in a way he has never loved anyone else. You said you believed he was committed to me like he has been committed to no other woman. Jack just shakes his head in disbelief as Diane tries to convince him that Victor will be back.
COLE stops by Nina's to check up on her and to tell her that he has received his advance copy of his latest novel. Has she been burning up the laptop? She tells him that she has sent in two more short stories and now she is just waiting to hear about them. How is the novel coming? She is ready to step up to the challenge. Nina says that she tried, but it just didn't happen. She is more comfortable with her short stories. But you can do more, Cole insists. Nina says that it isn't that easy. It is best to accept your limitations. Not everyone can be a best selling novelist!
"Maybe you are right," Cole says. "Writing takes courage, dedication and the ability to believe in yourself. If you don't have that, then it is better to just give up. What the heck! You gave it a shot but when you found it a little tough, you just folded your tent. I thought you had guts, but I guess I was wrong." He then tells her that he has to go. Once alone, Nina looks devastated by his words and she covers her face with her hands.
VERONICA is counting her money, which isn't much, when Miguel joins her. He offers to buy a large dinner if she will help him eat it. He senses that she is troubled today. She tells him that she has been drifting for some time; she doesn't know why she is still in GC, but things can't go on like this. Miguel says that maybe she is still here because she has found a new friend; a friend who would hat to see her go. He wants to help her find a job. He really cares for her and he would like for her to have a decent job so she can stay in GC.
CHRIS pleads with Danny to start coming out of this; she needs some hope that he will be okay. Danny opens his eyes and calls out to her. He wonders what happened and Chris asks doesn't he remember. He says that he was in the parking lot and it was dark. Someone was there; they wanted his wallet but he wouldn't give it to them. When he turned his back, he felt a sharp pain. As he drifts off to sleep again, Paul comes in and Chris says that he was lucid. She is crying. Paul says she can't go on like this. He wants her to go to the waiting room, which is empty, and stretch out for a while.
MICHAEL is thinking on the great opportunity that fate has presented to him. Mrs. Diane Newman! She needs a good lawyer; she needs him. He has GOT to get his law license back and Chris is the only one that can help him! He calls Legal Aid and asks to talk to Christine, but he is told that she is at Memorial Hospital. Michael is concerned for Christine, but he is told that it isn't Chris, it is her ex-husband who is in the hospital. Under these circumstances, he tells her, he won't leave a message to bother her.
COLE is busy working on ideas for a new book when Ashley comes over. He tells her how fascinated he is with this whole shooting thing. Ashley feels that his next novel will be a mystery, but he says it will take a lot of research and he doesn't have a research assistant any longer.
PAUL is alone in Danny's room while Chris rests in the waiting room. He remembers the night when Chris told him that she still had feelings for Danny. Danny wakes up again and calls for Christine. Paul tells him that she is resting. Danny is glad that he is taking care of her. Just as Danny says that he needs to tell Paul something, Olivia and two other doctors come into the room and begin examining Danny. One of the doctors notices how little output he has in his urine bag. The lab work isn't very good either. Olivia announces that he has to be dialyzed or they are going to lose him.
Chris walks in just at that moment and grows hysterical. The doctors explain that one kidney isn't working at all and the other is almost shut down. They have to dialyze him to take the poisons out of his blood stream, but they must begin to think about a kidney transplant. First, they have to test family members, they say. Chris says that Gina is Danny's only family and they haven't been able to get in touch with her.
VICKI asks Neil out for dinner, but there is a condition: she will pick up the bill. Neil says that they could go Dutch treat, but she won't hear of it. He promises he will be ready in an hour. Neil wonders if Victor said anything to her the other night, but Vicki says no. Why should he? They were just two friends who went to a concert together, right?
As Vicki leaves the office, she turns to Neil and says, "Daring, isn't it?"
THE DETECTIVES arrive at the ranch to interview a frightened Nikki. She is afraid that she can't help them much, but they say that any little thing could mean a lot to them. They ask her about the housekeeper. Nikki tells them that at first she liked the woman. But later, Sara became surly and insubordinate, not to mention careless. She even broke one of her most prized crystal vases. She was going to fire her, but Josh talked her into giving her a second chance. In the end, it was Joshua's incredible kindness that killed him. When they ask her about that night, all she can remember is that there was a terrible storm. But you were shot at close range, they remind her. Didn't she say anything? Nikki is getting more and more upset as she tells them that it is all a blur; she is telling them everything that she remembers. Victor stops the interview. The detectives apologize if the were insensitive, but they want to find this woman and get her off the streets. Victor shows the detectives out.
When he returns, he finds Nikki in tears. He gathers her in his arms and comforts her. How could she just disappear without a trace? Nikki asks. Victor tells her not to worry; she is safe here. They will find her and make her pay for what she did. In the meantime, he will stay with her all the time. He will never leave her side. She has nothing to worry about.