GRACE goes to Michael's office and begins whining about her life at Newman Enterprises. She needs a career change, she says. Her boss is spying on her, no one will talk to her, and she is treated like absolute dirt and she doesn't even know what she has done wrong! Michael says that they could use someone like her at this partnership, but he thinks it would be a mistake for her to leave Newman's. He suggests that she hang in there, take what they dish out but keep a record of anything and everything that they do or say; he says to write down her even own thoughts. When the time comes, they will be able to use all of that in their case against Newman. Grace says that there is nothing she wants more than to bring Victor Newman and his son to their knees. Victor, she says, is so cold and calculating. When Michael assures her that that is what they are going to do, she suggests that he has his own agenda where it comes to taking Victor down. He says that he will do anything for his clients. She asks what she owes him so far and he tells her that she could pay for it with one dinner date. She says she is looking forward to it. He ushers her out of the office because he is expecting one of his other clients.
MEGAN and TONY are dancing and kissing. When they finish, Megan says that she isn't the little girl everybody thinks she is. She wants to leave but Tony says that there is somewhere he has to be but he will call her. Megan sits with her head in the clouds as Ryan comes into the room and spots her. He joins her and she asks him why men are so weird. He guesses that she is taking about Tony and asks her if he blows her away. She answers that with Tony she has fireworks, bells and whistles. He reminds her that she is a special person and she shouldn't forget that ever; he also warns her about letting some guy take that away from her. Meg says that she intends to take her time. Ryan has to leave; he has an appointment to meet Nina and Phillip at Gina's.
JOHN is talking with his private detective about Beatrice. He has no new information and time is running out. Jill tells him to hire more detectives but John says that wouldn't help any; this one is doing all that can be done. When John mentions that he should have subpoenaed her, Jill goes ballistic and calls him stupid. He turns on her and tells her that if she knows of another lawyer who can handle this case better, to go hire him. There is just so much abuse he is willing to take from her. Jill realizes that she has gone too far and apologizes. She says that she is going to the courthouse to wait; he has more work to do and stays in her office.
COLE stops by to see Sharon. She tells him that she is sorry about Vicki and the baby. She asks how he is doing and he says that he is getting through it; things happen and you have to move on. He tells her that he has heard about the separation and asks how she is feeling. She tells him that she doesn't want to talk about it; she says that she is under so much pressure from the Newman's. He can understand where they are coming from but she asks him how he would feel if everyone told him to stop grieving for his little girl. He admits that he would be angry. But then again, he adds, he wishes the world was perfect and everyone in it was perfect. She asks if Nick sent him to plead his case. Cole can't deny that Nick has talked to him and Sharon is angry that once again, the Newman's are interfering. Before she has a chance to say much more, there is a knock at the door. Opening it, she finds Tony. She gives him a welcoming hug. He comes in and speaks to Cole then asks where Peanut is. Before Sharon can tell him, Cassie rushes into the room and jumps in Tony's arms. Cole says good bye to them and leaves.
MICHAEL wants Katherine to read over the transcripts of the case but she finds it boring and useless. He tells her that they have to be up on everything; they have to get into everyone's head. She wants him to pretend that she is Beatrice so that he can practice on her. She has several suggestions for how he can do a better job, but Michael finally gets across to her that he is the attorney and she is the client. He does have one question about Beatrice. How is it that she was too broke to pay her rent in a senior's retirement home but now she has money for a nice apartment? Kay doesn't know but she hopes they never see Beatrice again. Michael, on the other hand, is looking forward to seeing her again.
PHYLLIS complains to Gina about the cold coffee. Gina says that like the coffee, Phyllis has just been sitting there all day growing roots. Standing, Phyllis says that she has been thrown out of better places than this. However, when Bradley comes in with Ashley, she changes her mind and decides to stay. She orders more coffee.
BRAD wants to know what Ashley is running away from---or is she running to something or someone? Ashley sticks with her story of trouble in the Paris office, but Brad tells her that he doesn't buy it. She says that he will have to trust her; she can't talk about it now. When he tells her that he will always be there, she thanks him. They kiss and she leaves.
Gina brings back a pot of coffee to Phyllis and when Phyllis asks who Brad is, Gina tells her that he is Brad Carlton and he is way out of her league. Phyllis says that it is intriguing that he has been in there three times today and with three different women. Gina guesses that she is going to make it four.
Getting up, Phyllis goes to Brad's table just as he gets up to leave. She just wants a word with him and sits down as if he will naturally sit with her---which he does. She claims to be a writer and she is wondering what he was doing with three different women today. He must be a terrific friend or an amazing Don Juan or a shrink. Brad admits that he isn't a shrink. When he tries to question Phyllis about who she is, she slips around the question. She finally has to admit that she isn't a writer but she won't tell him what she does for a living. When she learns that he works at Newman, she comments that he was out with one of Victor Newman's ex-wives. He corrects her and says that he was there with two of Victor's former wives. Phyllis is taken by surprise, as she didn't know that Ashley was once married to Victor. Brad gets up to leave and says, "Ciao, bella!" Phyllis answers in perfect Italian.
PHILLIP is about to jump out of his skin waiting for Ryan to arrive at Gina's. When Ryan finally does arrive, he gets right down to the Christmas plans. He wants Ryan to spend Christmas Eve with his mother and him. Ryan agrees. Phillip asks about the weekend before Christmas and Ryan says that he is free to do what ever Phillip wants to do. Phillip is jumping for joy! Ryan asks how he would like to go on a skiing trip. Phillip loves the idea, saying that his mom loves to cross country ski. Ryan says that it would be him, Tricia and Phillip. Phillip says that he wants his mom to go. Nina says that she can't make it. Ryan begins to describe all the amenities of the resort and all the different things that they could do, but Phillip tells him that the idea stinks!
ALICEis excited about finding out about Sharon and Grace but wonders how she is going to find Grace in Genoa City if even her mother doesn't know how to reach her. Al sarcastically asks why she just doesn't call information and see if she has a phone. Alice thinks this is a good idea and she makes the call. She is lucky; Grace has a phone in Genoa City after all. Picking up the phone, she dials the number. Back in Genoa City, Grace answers the phone. Alice gives her a false name and says that she is trying to get in touch with Sharon Collins. "You do remember who she is, don't you?" Grace has a stunned look on her face.
JILLting in the hallway looking forlorn when Beatrice walks in. When she sees her, she jumps up and drags her into an empty room. "Beatrice, where have you been?" Jill asks.