JACK is in the park waiting for Bradley and he is very angry. As he paces, he murmurs to himself that Brad is nothing but a back stabber; he should have known that he couldn't trust "pretty boy." He calls Jennifer for his messages but no one has called. He calls Brad on his cell phone but there is no answer. Snapping the cell phone closed, Jack says, "I'm dead!"
At Gina's, NIKKI wonders why Brad didn't answer his phone; maybe it is something important, she says. Brad says that he has an idea who it is and he doesn't want anything to interrupt his time with her. Nikki wonders if he really believes that Victor would hire him and Bradley says that there isn't a reason why he shouldn't; he is good at what he does. Nikki reminds him that Victor has a very long memory and she would be shocked if Victor gave him a job. She on the other hand, tends to forgive and forget easily. Brad says that a small part of him wanted to come to town just to see her again. He tells her that there are no hard feelings about what happened. Gina brings over a sparkling water and a glass of champagne and they toast to old times and new times. After drinking, Nikki says that as far as landing the job, she doubts it.
From her hotel room in Denver, SHARON calls home and talks with her mother who reports that Noah is fine; he just misses her a lot. Sharon says that this trip is everything she hoped it would b e. She was never more certain about the strength of her marriage and coming to Denver was the best decision she every made. "I feel on top of the world!" She assures her mother.
NICK has just told Grace that what they did was a mistake, that it was wrong, but Grace insists that it was not wrong. It was beautiful! No, Nick says. I cheated on my wife. Grace says that she knows how he feels, but she thinks that it is best that Sharon find out about them now. Nick says that he loves his wife. "And I love Tony," Grace tells him. "But what we have is so much more. It is so powerful and it has been there for months. Don't tell me you haven't felt it, too. It is there every time we brush up against each other, those hot sultry nights when we worked together. Look at me and deny it!" Nick admits that there was some heat but that isn't a relationship. "We have got to forget about what happened," he tells her. Grace tells him that there is no way in this world that she could ever forget what happened. She cannot forget what happened between them. Nick says that they may have shared something but they have to move on. Grace comes close to him and tells him that there is no way that Sharon could make him feel the way that she does. As she tries to kiss him, he stops her and tells her that it is over. She promises that he would always come first with her; it wouldn't be like with Sharon when she puts him way down on the list. She asks when he has ever lived just for himself; he does for everyone and never thinks about himself. She wants him to feel what has been building between them. If he doesn't, he will be miserable the rest of his life. Nick tells her that he wants to be with his wife and kids for the rest of his life. Accept it, he says as he leaves the room. But Grace says that she can't understand and she won't accept it. CHRIS calls Paul to apologize but he is very cool to her on the phone. NINA is trying to get ready for her trip; she is hurrying and getting all stressed out. The doorbell rings and it is Ryan eager to pick up Phillip. He tells Nina that he had a dream about her the other night and she was a famous writer. She thinks he is making too big a deal about her writing; she is at the bottom of the chain as far as being a writer. Looking at the brochures about the conference, Ryan reads off the other panelists and tells her that he isn't the only person who thinks that she has talent. Phillip rushes into the house with his soccer coach and runs straight to Ryan. He talks about making a goal in the game today. He is ready to go with Ryan and the two of them go to his bedroom for his things. Nina remains with the coach, a handsome man, who tells her that he really enjoys her son. He mentions that Phillip told him that she was on her way to Iowa for the Writer's Corner Symposium. He says that Phillip is really proud of her. He would like to read her stuff some day soon. He tells her that he is does a little writing but nothing up to her talent. She is surprised but he explains that besides being a coach, he is an English teacher. He also asks her to come to his class one day and talk to the students about her writing. All Nina can give him is a maybe. When Ryan and Phillip come back with his bags, the coach tells Ryan that if he needs any help with Phillip during the time that Nina is out of town, just call on him.
Before Nina can get out of the apartment, Chris comes by. She tells Nina that she got another call from the woman in Virginia. However, she thinks that she has handled this whole affair wrong. She shouldn't have kept this a secret from Paul. Even though she was only trying to protect him, it is driving a wedge between them.
PAUL is in his office thinking about the argument with Chris when Lynn comes in. He tells her that Chris has been asking a lot of questions about his father. From the doorway, Mary wonders why Chris is asking about his father. When Paul tells her that she is asking a lot of questions, Mary states that she has also noticed her sudden interest in Carl. Suddenly, Mary thinks she knows why. Chris has finally decided to have a baby! When women decide to have a baby, they want to know all about the family they are married in to.
TRICIA is playing with a soccer ball when Ryan arrives home with Phillip. They exchange friendly hellos and Tricia congratulates him on his soccer games. Ryan tells him that Tricia played soccer in high school. Ryan has to go to the office for a while. After he leaves, Phillip tells Tricia that she can stop acting now; his dad isn't in the room any longer. She tells him that she is being sincere; she isn't playacting with him. Phillip excuses himself; he has homework to do.
MALCOLM isn't exactly receptive as Callie tries to tell him the truth. Callie remarks that he doesn't seem very anxious to hear the truth. She tells him that he has some nerve coming here and demanding the truth then treating her like dirt! He says that he wants to know what really wend down all those years ago. She tells him that she really did love him back then; she loved everything about him. But, she reminds him, my father didn't feel the same way. He went to you and told you that I was only sixteen and he wanted you out of my life. When you wouldn't go on your own, he threatened to have you arrested for statutory rape. She says that she just couldn't do that to him. He reminds her of how cold she was when she told him that it was over. She says that she had to be cold. If she showed any love at all, she would have broken down and clung to him forever. She remembers the last time he went to her house. Her mother was on the porch talking to him. She wanted to go to him so badly. Finally, she decided that she would go to him and face everything with him. But as she was headed for the door, she saw her father sitting in his chair looking at her with that cold hateful stare of his and she just couldn't do it. That is the night that something died inside of her; it was the worse day of her life. Looking at him, she tells him that she really does wish him and his doctor wife the best. She gets up and leaves. With tears running down his face, Malcolm slams his fist down on the table. Getting out his cell phone, he calls Olivia and tells her that he will be out of town on a location shoot for a while; he will be in touch with her.
NICK returns to his empty hotel room wondering what he is going to say to his wife. He notices the message light blinking on the phone and calls the desk. The clerk tells him that his wife was on her way shopping when she remembered that she hadn't left him a note. She just wanted him to know where she was. Hanging up, Nick is relieved to know that he has a while to come up with some story to tell Sharon.
SHARON overhears the desk clerk talking to Nick and guesses that he is out of his meeting. When the desk clerk verifies this, she decides not to go shopping. She would rather go up and be with her husband.
JACK is still berating himself for trusting Brad. He says that Victor and Brad are just going to toy with him, leaving him twisting in the wind until they have their fun. Then they will shoot him down. He is about to leave; he is going to tell them what he thinks of them, when Bradley finally shows up. After exchanging some harsh words, Brad tells him that he didn't say a word to Victor about their plot. He asked for a job; that is all. Jack doesn't know whether to trust him or not. He says that he has half a mind to deal Brad out; Brad says that he has half a mind to walk. They are at a standoff!
NICK goes to the door and Grace is there. He stands in the doorway and tells her that he wants to be alone; enough has been said about their situation. She pushes on in past him. She wants him to look into her eyes and tell her that she wasn't the best; she wants him to admit that they are hot together. Nick tells her that it was a mistake; it was only sex! "No," Grace insists. "It was more than that. It was meant to be. I can still hardly believe it happened, but it did. We made love together, beautiful love." Sharon has just reached the door and overhears what Grace has said. She crumbles, completely devastated.