Victor was desperately trying to find Christine Williams when Nick entered the office. He told the party on the other end of the phone to have Christine call him as soon as they found her. Nick said that he had to tell his father something. He had approached Grace with the proposal of a promotion and transfer to Los Angeles, but she hadn't gone for it. He told his father that he'd really thought he could get through to her, but Victor said emphatically that one couldn't have a conversation with a woman like that.
Victor said that he was beginning to seriously question Nick's judgment. Victor asked Nick about his marriage and wondered if Nick had taken Victor's advice and started being more aggressive with Sharon. Nick maintained that he would like nothing more than to make love to his wife and put their troubles behind them, but he repulsed her, and he couldn't change that. "I suppose that if it were you, you'd be with her, talk to her, and then make love to her whether she wanted you to or not?" Nick asked his father. Victor said that that was exactly what he would do.
Jill was rearranging the living room when Esther entered and said that she didn't have the right to do that. When Jill picked up another knick-knack and shoved it into a drawer, it broke. Esther called Mrs. Chancellor and reported that Jill was breaking all her antiques. They were arguing about what Jill could and could not do when Michael and John arrived. They had been collaborating and thought that they had developed some plans that both Jill and Katherine could live with.
John began by showing the plans of the house and how it could be altered to give separate entrances. Both ladies said that would ruin the architecture. Michael offered another set of plans with half of the house in red and the rest in green; the red was Jill's half, and the green belonged to Katherine. Both ladies once again shot down the plan. The men suggested that they tear down the house and build two houses on the estate, one for each of the ladies. No way would that happen, both the ladies cried out in exasperation.
John and Michael suggested joint custody for the estate. For six months, Katherine would live there, and for the next six months, it would belong to Jill. Jill said that during Katherine's time, she would burn the house down. Katherine said that when she returned after Jill's tenure in the house, it would have been turned into a brothel. Finally, John and Michael gave up. They said the women were on their own and to give them a call when the ladies reached some sort of agreement.
After a few words, Katherine said that she had a headache and was going upstairs to lie down. Jill told her not to get too comfortable because it just might not be her bedroom much longer. Esther told Jill that she should be ashamed of herself for treating Katherine that way, but Jill was not moved. As Esther walked by a table, she accidentally on purpose knocked one of Jill's pieces to the floor, where it broke. Jill was livid, but Esther just walked away.
Christine stopped by Nina's, complaining that her cell phone battery was dead. Nina had several extras, so she gave Christine one. Nina excitedly said Brent, the soccer coach, had invited her out, and the best part was that Ryan had been there to witness the invitation. Christine said Nina seemed to still have feelings for Ryan if she was getting so much pleasure out of making him jealous. Nina said that she had a right to a little revenge.
Christine told Nina that Carl Williams was in town. She was worried about how Paul was reacting to the situation. Since she had put a new battery in her cell phone, Christine got a call. It was Victor, asking how the settlement talks were going. She said that she was getting a lot of mixed signals from Michael, but she believed that they were making progress. Victor assumed that his ex-wife and her attorney were still playing games, but Christine thought that it was Michael who was doing the game-playing.
Paul rushed into the office while Lynn explained that she had gotten a frantic call from Olivia and Callie saying that they needed his help at once. Paul was confused as to why the two women would be together in Detroit. At that moment, Callie and Olivia rushed into the office. They needed Paul's help in finding Malcolm. They explained that when Malcolm hadn't returned home the night before, they had put it together and felt that he had gone to Detroit to see Trey.
Callie and Olivia recounted their visit with Trey and how the secretary had revealed that Malcolm had indeed been there the day before. Paul got Lynne to check with the airport, and she reported that Malcolm had flown to Chicago, but had also flown back. Paul told her to call the taxi companies and find out what she could. Before things went any further, Olivia was called back to the hospital. Once Olivia left, Paul interrogated Callie about Trey and what the real story was between them. Callie did her best to not reveal anything, instantly getting defensive, but Paul told her that whether or not she spilled the beans could mean the difference between life and death to Malcolm.
Marissa and Diane were together at the lodge. Marissa wished that she had men chasing after her the way Diane did. Diane guessed that Marissa had a crush on Brad and encouraged her to do something about it. She handed Marissa the cell phone and told her to call him. Marissa laughingly pretended to call Brad and tell him that she had a crush on him. As the two ladies laughed, Jack walked up and began to tease Marissa about Brad. Embarrassed, Marissa left the two alone.
Jack tried to discuss Victor with Diane, but she insisted on a Victor Newman-free conversation; all she wanted was a fun evening. As the two talked intimately, Jack stood up, leaned across the table, and kissed Diane. When he stopped and she called him scandalous, he did it again. At that moment, Phyllis walked in. She interrupted their date and began to talk French to Diane. When Diane answered back, Phyllis told Jack that Diane had just called her a child.
Phyllis said that she was shocked to find Jack there, kissing Diane, when they had been having their own intimate moment not long before. Jack tried to get her to stop talking, but Phyllis continued. When Jack told Diane that he wanted to take Phyllis for a private talk, Phyllis began to talk about the cute little birthmark Jack had on his inner, upper thigh that resembled an upside-down teddy bear. On that note, Jack got her to leave then admitted to Diane that he had slept with Phyllis.
Diane was shocked, mainly because she couldn't believe that he would sleep with someone like Phyllis, who was a joke. "Hey, I'm a man. She's sexy. I couldn't stay on the shelf forever, you know," Jack said with a shrug. Diane admitted that putting him on the shelf might have been the biggest mistake of her life. "What would you say if I asked if we could skip dinner?" Diane asked. "Your place or mine?" Jack wanted to know.
Tricia waited for Ryan in Crimson Lights. When he arrived, it was obvious that he was angry about something. When she questioned him, he told her about Phillip's soccer coach asking Nina for a date. Tricia assumed he was upset at the thought of another man taking his place, either with Phillip or with Nina. Ryan took umbrage at that, and they had a mini-quarrel about it. Tricia told him that the way she saw it, he was jealous of Nina and her possible involvement with another man.
Victor was at his computer when Phyllis walked in unannounced. He pointed out to her that it was the second time she had entered his office without notice. She told him that what she had to tell him was way more important than surfing the net. Victor ignored her, telling her to get on with whatever she was there for and then leave. She told him that she had news for him that he was going to find very interesting.
Victor reminded her that he had sent her to get some pillow talk from Michael Baldwin but she had been unable to get him into her bed. "Forget Michael," Phyllis scoffed, "You've got a bigger dog than that in your yard to worry about." She told him that he had his back to the ropes, and there was someone waiting to take advantage of that fact -- and she had the information he needed. Finally, she got Victor's attention. He looked up and told her to start talking. "Let's discuss this over some wine, shall we?" Phyllis drawled as she made herself comfortable.
Olivia arrived in the emergency room, where one of her colleagues met her and told her that they had a situation. "We had a man brought in that looks like the victim of a beating," her co-worker said hesitantly. It took a moment for it to register, but then Olivia gasped, "Is it... is he... is it Malcolm?" To her horror, the doctor said that it was.
"We're doing all we can for him," the doctor quickly assured Olivia. However, he warned that she probably shouldn't see him just yet. Olivia pushed past him and then stopped in her tracks, stunned at how terribly Malcolm had been beaten. He was obviously in very serious condition.