CHRIS tells Nina that she has to go back to Norfolk. She feels that Ruth Perkins is lying about being married in order to protect the man she is living with---the man who matches the photograph. The only thing is, it is like waving a red flag in front of Paul but she cannot let it go. She decides that she will leave early tomorrow morning without even telling Paul and hopefully she will be back by evening.
The next morning, Chris shows up at Paul's office and tells him that she is going out of town again for another deposition; this time she is going to New York and hopes to be home by afternoon. However, if she has to stay overnight, she will let him know where she is staying.
At the hospital, COLE holds Vicki in his arms while she gazes into the special care nursery at her baby. Slowly, Cole stands her at the viewing window. With tears running down her cheeks, she tells Cole that she wants to name her baby; she wants her to know that she is somebody. Cole asks her what she wants to name her and Vicki says that she likes Eve, after his mother. Cole thinks that is a perfect name for her. She says that she wants the baby baptized as soon as possible and he tells her that he will make the arrangements. He gets a wheelchair and helps her back to her room.
JACK is busy in his office when Victor knocks at the door and says that he needs to speak to him. He says that he has some news for him; he has hired someone new. Without consulting with me? Jack asks angrily. Victor says that he was afraid that his dislike of this person would cloud his judgment. He then announces that he has hired Bradley Carlton and he will have equal status with jack. Jack is livid but he has no alternative but to accept it. As Victor leaves, he tells Jack that he should be aware that he is watching him and every move he makes. Alone in the office, Jack smiles. "You took the bait, Victor, old boy! You took the bait!"
DIANE and MARISSA are talking about Brad when who should knock at the door but Bradley himself. He continues to knock and shout through the door that he knows that they are in there and he wants to celebrate. Coming into the apartment carrying a large arrangement of flowers he immediately pops the cork on a bottle of champagne and pours three glasses. He tells them that he is celebrating finding a new job. Tongues are going to wag when word of this gets out. After drinking an entire glass of champagne at once, he talks Diane into going to Gina's to celebrate with him in style.
In Norfolk, RUTH has good news for Jim. She has just spoken to a realtor and found that the house should be easily sold at this time. Jim objects; he knows how much she loves this house. Just because his past is catching up with him, is no reason to run. But Ruth tells him that it is better if they leave now before his past catches up with him. But where will they go? Every time she suggests a place, he has a reason against it. Florida? Hurricanes. Alaska? Too cold. California? Earthquakes. Finally Jim tells her that he will go anywhere with her. "So go call the realtor," Jim says with a smile. "And we will start packing for our move to Oklahoma." "Tornado!" Ruth says as she heads out of the room.
JACK wonders why Bradski hasn't called him to let him know that he has a job with Victor now. He calls his number but there is no answer. Nikki comes in and wants to talk with him. She gives him the latest on Victoria, telling him that she is improving; but she tells him that they don't believe that the baby will make it. Jack is saddened and asks Nikki if she would like to go somewhere and have some coffee with him.
Jack and Nikki arrive at Gina's and Jack asks for an out of the way table for them. He explains to Nikki that he has to keep his "bad boy" image polished, but really he wants a place where she can cry if she wants to without embarrassment.
In another place in Gina's, BRAD and DIANE are celebrating. She asks him how he liked living in Europe. He says it was romantic and he loved his stay in Italy, but Genoa City has always been his home and he is glad to be back to stay. He says that there are just so many more opportunities here and he has been dying for a big challenge for a long time. "You never did tell me whom you will be working for," Diane reminds him. "Or is there some reason you don't want to tell me?"
COLE has taken Vicki back to her room and returned to the nursery. Neil is there and he walks up to Cole, telling him that he was out of line putting Vicki in jeopardy by bringing her up here earlier. Cole says that he couldn't deny her the one chance she may have to see her baby alive and he doesn't think Neil could have either. As they are arguing, the doctor comes up and tells Cole that he needs to talk to him. Neil leaves for Vicki's room. The doctor tells Cole that the baby hasn't much more time to live. Cole tells him that they want the baby baptized, but the doctor doesn't believe that there will be enough time. However, he tells the nurse to get in touch with the hospital chaplain and tell him that it is an emergency. "What about the mother?" The doctor asks. Cole tells him that she has had about all that she can handle. She just came down and saw the baby; maybe it would be best if she remembers the baby alive.
NIKKI tells Jack that this emergency with Vicki's baby brings back the memories of the birth of their son. Jack says that that was the saddest moment in their lives and because of that, they have a bond between them that will be there forever. He tells her that Victoria is strong like her mother and she will get through this and move on with her future. He also reminds her that the baby is still alive; they can't give up hope. Nikki is feeling much better after talking to Jack; she says that she has to go to Vicki now. They stand and Nikki gives him a long hug for making her feel better. As she walks away, Jack watches her leave and suddenly, he spies Brad and Diane drinking champagne and having a good time.
MARY is in Paul's office telling Lynn about her most embarrassing moment, the moment she learned that Charlie wasn't there to pop the question as she had thought. She tells Paul and Lynn that they went on to have a really good heart-to-heart talk after Paul and Chris left. Paul thinks that Charlie was telling her good bye, so he tries to make her feel better. But Mary interrupts and tells him that that wasn't it at all. Charlie wanted to know if at some point in the future, things might get more serious. She wonders how Paul feels about that. When he says that he is okay with it, she asks how he thinks his dad would feel. He tells her that his dad would only want her to be happy. After Mary leaves, Paul tells Lynn that he is upset that Chris has gone out of town again and there is something that he is going to do about it. He leaves and goes to Legal Aid. Once there, Paul asks Gale if he knows which hotel in New York Chris will be staying. Gale says that she didn't know that Chris was in New York; all she told her was to save her messages since she wouldn't be in today. Paul says that she must have gone back to Norfolk for more depositions. Innocently, Gale tells him that she doesn't know of any cases Chris is working on in Norfolk.
RUTH brings an armload of boxes into the kitchen and begins to wrap china. Suddenly there is a knock at the door. She is exasperated to find that Christine is back. Chris walks into the kitchen and wonders if she is going somewhere. Ruth says that it isn't any of her business but she is only going to store some things in the garage. Chris says that she knows that Ruth isn't married and she is living with a man. "So you lied to me," Ruth says. "You are from the police." Chris says she isn't from the police but she has come to find someone and she isn't leaving until she accomplishes that.
NEIL enters Vicki's room and sits down quietly. Vicki tells him that she isn't asleep. She tells him that she went to see the baby. She tells Neil that she is happy that she got to see her baby. She says that she named her Eve after Cole's mother. Neil says that that is a perfect name for the little girl. "She is so beautiful," Vicki says. "Of course she is beautiful," Neil answers. "Look at her mother." Vicki says that she has been thinking about life and how it starts from such a tiny speck, growing inside you until it is big enough to be born. It grows up and soon you are sending them off to college. Will I be sending Eve to college? She wants to know. Just then, the door opens and Cole walks in. Vicki can tell by the look on his face that the baby is gone. Neil gives Vicki a hug and a kiss. He rises and starts out the door, giving Cole a pat on the shoulder as she passes him. Cole walks over to the bed, sits and takes Vicki's hand. He tells her that Eve is gone. She died peacefully; she just couldn't fight any more. She wasn't alone when she died; he was there with her. The minister came and baptized her and said some beautiful words. Cole says that he told her that he loved her and that her mother loved her and then she was gone. "Thank God you were there with her," Vicki cries. "Oh God! Please hold me Cole!" Cole climbs upon the bed beside her and pulls a sobbing Vicki to his breast.