NEIL arrives at the jet and greets Victor. He mentions that Vicki has told him that his divorce to Diane is getting straightened out. Victor asks how his relationship with Victoria is coming along. Neil says that he loves her and plans to take care of her. When asked about the pregnancy, Neil says that he will treat the pregnancy as if it were his baby. Victor is glad to hear that because he thinks that Vicki is going through a lot and will need a lot of support. Jack finally arrives and Wally tells them to buckle up; they will be taking off soon. When they are airborne, Victor questions Jack about Brad, asking bout Brad -- has Jack seen Brad since the day he found him at the office? Jack says that he has no interest in seeing Brad. Victor mentions that Brad asked him for a job. Sarcastically, Jack says that that is all they need, to have Golden Boy back in the ranks. He assures Victor that Newman Enterprises will get along just fine without Carlton. Neil is looking on with interest at this exchange.
JOHN SILVA rests his case much to Jill's consternation. She wants to take the stand! John tells her that that will come later. Mitchell calls Esther to the stand. Reluctantly, Esther rises in her seat. She hesitates long enough that the judge has to order her to take the stand. Esther testifies about the night of the fire, taking all the blame on herself by saying that she was careless. Next, Katherine takes the stand. She talks about her husband, Phillip, and the home that she shared with him. She denies setting the fire and reminds the court that she risked her life trying to put the fire out. Katherine goes into her history with Jill and how Jill seduced her husband. Jill stands up and shouts that she isn't telling the whole truth. She accuses Katherine of killing Phillip and stripping her son of his birthright. Katherine testifies that the accident was the result of her being drunk at the time; it wasn't deliberate. When Phillip died, all she had left was his name and her status as his widow.
Once MICTHELL rests his case, John calls Jill as a rebuttal witness. She tells her story of the way she and Phillip fell in love, his divorce from Katherine and their marriage just before his death. When John finishes, he gives his summation to the judge. He says that Katherine has always hated Jill and has done one thing after the other to her out of anger and jealousy---never for monetary profit. That is the only reason she stripped Jill of her marriage and Jill's son of his paternity. Mitchell also gives an emotional summation; saying that Katherine would never do anything to ruin her home. He also says that Katherine doesn't deserve to be thrown out of her home until the matter is settled.
Later, the judge comes back with his decision. He says that if this were a criminal court, he would have to find Mrs. Chancellor innocent of arson. However, since this is a civil case, he feels that there is enough probable cause to make him believe that it is a possibility that Katherine could hurt the house. The house is too important to GC history to take that chance. Therefore, Katherine and Esther must vacate the premises within 24 hours and they have to stay out of the house until the case is settled in court. NO! Shouts Kay. NO! NO! NO! NO!
COLE comes home shouting for Ashley. When she shows up in the living room, she tells him that she has what he needs to satisfy his hunger. She leads him upstairs for a "nooner." Later when they come back down, he says he has to go back to the ranch and get some work done. She suggests that he move his office to the old chauffeur's quarters above the garage. He thinks it is a great idea; he will be relieved of the long drive to the Newman Ranch a couple of times each day, and he will be nearby for more of these "lunches" with Ashley.
JACK and NEIL walk into an empty meeting room in Denver. Neil asks Jack what he should make of the talk on the plane about Brad Carlton. He wonders if Brad coming back to the company will have any impact on him and his job. Jack tells him that Bradley Carlton could not carry Neil's wastebasket. "You have nothing to worry about," he assures his friend. "Bradley is not coming back to Newman Enterprises if I have anything to say about it."
VICTORIA enters the ranch house and calls for her mother. Miguel tells her that Nikki is out and he doesn't know when she will return. Alone, Vicki says that she will have to make her decision without help. She wonders why she is hesitating; Neil is a wonderful man and he loves her very much. The doorbell interrupts her conversation with herself. It is Cole and he is looking for Nikki also. He tells Vicki that he is moving his office to the Abbot's. Vicki says that she is moving also; she is moving in with Neil. Cole tells her that he is happy that she has found someone like Neil who really cares about her. He says that no matter where their own lives may take them, they will always have a connection with the baby. He wishes her the best and hopes he will never forget it. He leaves and Vicki goes upstairs to pack her bags. Before long, Vicki comes downstairs, struggling with a couple of heavy suitcases. Suddenly, as she sets them down, she doubles over with pain in her side.
SHARON, her left arm still in a sling, struggles with a hamper of clothes that she has brought down from upstairs. She packs a suitcase with the clothes. As she snaps it shut, she looks up at the mantle and her eyes tear up when she sees all the happy family photos. There is a knock at the door and opening it, she finds Tony with a garment bag in his arms. When she wonders how he knew she was home, he tells her that he has his ways. Seeing her condition, he asks what happened. She tells him that a car in Denver hit her. Tony wants to know where Nick is; he must be going crazy worrying about her. Sharon brushes it off and asks what he has in the garment bag. He shows her the beautiful dress he has bought for Cassie when she is the flower girl in his wedding. Sharon gets a sad look on her face and looks away. What is wrong? Tony asks. He says that she is weirding out on him. The phone interrupts them. In a monotone, Sharon talks to Nick. He tells her that he has been waiting for her to call but she says that she has had a lot on her mind. He says that they need to talk and she replies that they have already done enough talking. She says that she has to go and she hangs up on him. Now Tony is sure that there is something wrong. As he asks her again, and she walks away, telling him to let it drop. But Tony sees the suitcases and tells her that he wants to know what is going on here; he is worried about her. Sharon breaks down and tells him about her trip to Denver. She says that at first it was wonderful. Her husband made her feel special and they had a wonderful night together. But the next day, she decided to go sightseeing while Nick and Grace got some last minute work done. The only problem is, she came home early and overheard them talking. The short version, she tells him, is that they had sex together. "My husband and your fiancée had SEX together." Tony is dumbstruck.
NICK puts the phone down and wonders why Sharon is doing this to him. It is almost as if she knows. He looks at Grace and demands to know what she told Sharon. Grace denies saying anything to Sharon but Nick doesn't believe her. "Did you tell my wife that we slept together?" He asks. Grace shouts back that she would never do anything like that. "You'd better not be lying to me!" He tells her, angrily. "YOU'D BETTER BE TELLING ME THE TRUTH!" The door opens and Victor walks in. He looks at the two of them. "What is going on here?" He asks. "Care to answer me, son?"