When BEA says that she lied for money paid to her by Jill, Jill jumps up and begins calling her a liar. Michael just stands there and lets her rant and rave. John tries to quiet her, but he has very little luck. When she finally shuts up and sits down, Michael asks to respond but the judge refuses. He turns to Jill and tells her that ordinarily he would throw her out of the court, but he thinks a greater punishment would be to let her stay and listen while Ms. Tucker explains how she was paid for her testimony. But she shouldn't get too comfortable; at the end of today's session he will fine her and the fine will be of the magnitude of her outburst. With Michael's help, Beatrice recants her previous testimony and tells the court how Jill gave her $5,000. She says that it influenced how she would explain the story. She explains to the court that Katherine was intoxicated most of the time and she was intoxicated when she signed the power of attorney. She called it HER house and said she only wanted it if Phillip was living there with her. Looking around Michael, she tells Katherine that she is sorry to have to say it, but Jill didn't take Mr. Chancellor away from her; she drove him into Jill's arms. The help felt sorry for Mr. Chancellor and for Jill.
Before cross-examining Bea, John gets a short recess so that he can question Jill about the money. He asks her to tell him the truth but Jill waltzes around the truth in her righteous indignation that Bea cannot prove that she gave her any money. Across the aisle, Katherine observes that Michael looks like he is on top of the mountain but John looks like the mountain fell on him. Michael is pleased but tells her not to get ahead of herself; they aren't out of the woods yet!
John begins his cross-examination hitting home the fact that Bea only received cash from Jill, therefore she cannot prove that she is telling the truth. She says that he will just have to take her word. He points out that she has already admitted lying to the court, so which is the truth? Is it what she said before or what she is saying now? Without any proof, how will they know which is the time that she lied? Reaching into her purse, she says that she does have this. She shows him a piece of paper and explains that it is a photocopy of the check that Jill wrote before she asked for it back and gave her the cash instead. Katherine raises her fist in triumph as Jill sinks down in her seat.
VICKI is working in Brash and Sassy when Cole stops by and says that he caught her. He admits that Miguel slipped up and told him that she had come in. She says that she isn't working too hard and asks him to come to the ranch for Christmas. He explains that he lives at the Abbott house now and if Ashley doesn't get back by Christmas, Jack will be alone. Anyway, he doesn't want them to begin depending on each other. She understands.
GRACE tells Alice that she is Tammy, the Tammy who called earlier. Grace tells her that she still doesn't want to be a part of the alumni book. Alice continues to ask about Sharon. Grace makes up a name, Julie Porter, saying that she and Sharon were very close. Alice says that she did speak to Julie and she hasn't been in touch with Sharon for a long time. Grace tells her to give it up; there is no Julie Porter. Alice admits that she lied. She says that Sharon stole her little girl and took her away. Now she wants her back. Grace wonders how Sharon could have stolen her child. Alice says that he mother just handed Cassie over to Sharon. This is hard for Grace to understand. Alice explains that she really, really wanted Cassie, but she was young. She wasn't handling the mother bit very well, so she left to get her life together. She left the little girl with her mother who was old and sick and not able to take care of a child. That is why her mother handed her baby over to Sharon. "If you know where Sharon is, tell her I'm not out to make trouble. I only want my little girl back; I'll never give up my rights to her," Alice says. Grace says she doesn't want to get into the middle of anything, but she says that there are more important things than legal rights. The light comes on. "You know where Cassie is, don't you?" Alice asks happily. Grace denies knowing anything. Alice tells her that if she remembers anything to give her a call. "You won't be sorry," Alice promises as she leaves. Alone, Grace looks panic-stricken.
VICTOR is staring out his window thinking about Jack and Brad when Vicki arrives with some work folders. When she hands them to him, he tosses them aside, saying Jack can read them later. They comment on how quiet the company is now that people are on Christmas vacation. He says that it is how it will be at the ranch this year without Nick, Sharon and the kids. He goes on to say, bitterly, that he can't understand why Sharon can't just put Nick's indiscretion aside, at least for the holidays. She is ruining Christmas for them all. Vicki mentions Nick's indiscretion but Victor brushes that aside saying that Sharon is just being selfish. Victoria says that Sharon just needs some time. Victor asks about her and Neil, but Vicki isn't ready to talk about it. Victor remarks that he can't talk to his kids about anything these days. Victoria promises him that they will have a great Christmas as she heads home for a little rest.
OLIVIA visits Neil and insists on a hug. She wants to firm up their Christmas plans. He is going to the ranch for Christmas Eve, then he will spend Christmas Day with her and Malcolm. Neil tells her that he is sure that it won't be long before Victoria is back to her old self and he will have her back. She has been through a tough time; she almost lost her life and her baby did lose its life. He just wants her healthy again and feeling good about herself. Olivia warns him that Vicki will need time and that she shouldn't overwork herself. Neil says he will watch her. He mentions that Olivia is looking better also. She tells him that Callie has gotten herself a new gig opening for Aretha Franklin and if this works out, as she is sure it will, she, Olivia, will have happy holidays!
TONY drops in at Crimson Lights and Jay tells him that he has heard about him and Grace; he is sorry it didn't work out. Tony takes his coffee to the table where Megan is waiting for him. She invites him to spend Christmas with her and her father but Tony declines. He says that her father didn't approve of Ryan because he had previously been married and compared to him, Ryan was a choirboy. Since he has declined her invitation, she gives him his Christmas gift and asks him to open it. He is embarrassed that he didn't get her anything, but he opens the gift anyway. He is delighted to find a pair of gloves to wear on his motorcycle during the winter. Megan says he can give her a ride on the motorcycle as her gift but he tells her that that won't win him any points with her father. They decide that a kiss will do and each lean across the table and kiss. Megan has to leave. After he is alone, Tony examines the gloves and tries them on. Grace comes up and says that they are nice. He tells her that it was a present. He gets up to leave but she stops him. She says that she has to talk to him; it is important. He says that he has wasted enough time on her over the years and he doesn't want to waste another. Grace tells him that she only wants a minute. She says that this isn't about them; it is about Cassie. "You are going to listen to me because I need your help badly!"