Brad is phoning Nikki on his cell phone. She answers and he tells her that they need to talk. She tells him that it's not a good time right now. He tells her that he understands that she needs more time to think about things, but she should get away from the ranch even if it's not to be with him. She says she can't do that right now because Victor is back ... the camera pans to the front entrance of the ranch and Victors walks in just as she is hanging up the phone. Victor asks who she was talking with, Brad Carlton?
Diane Newman's Penthouse:
Diane comes down the staircase and asks Marissa if Michael Baldwin left. Marissa says she thinks so because he wasn't here when she came out of the kitchen. Diane goes out. Marissa is staring at the door to the room where the freezer is kept. She tries the door and it's open ... she opens the door and looks into the room and then closes the door.
Malcolm's Photo Studio:
Victoria is getting made up for the photo shoot. She's still fussing because Gary was taken off the account. Ross comes over and asks if she's all set for the shoot. She asks him where Gary is and he tells her that he called him to come over. He tries to tell Victoria to give the new guy Andrew a shot at the job. Victoria reminds him that she is the client and is that clear to him?
Jack and Ashley are talking about the great success that Jabot is seeing with their teen line and how the Brash N' Sassy numbers have fallen lately. Jack asks Ashley if she has heard about Brad quitting his cushy job at Newman Enterprises. He tells her that he asked Brad to come and work for them, but that he said no. He says that Brad looked as though he had just won the lottery or something. Ashley tells him that she saw Brad that day too and wonders why his is looking so smug. Jack can't understand why Brad quit Newman. He figures there must be a woman involved, but who could it be. He thinks Ashley knows more than she is telling and tries to get her to tell him what she knows. Ashley says she wouldn't tell him even if she knew anything. She tells him that his questions will probably all soon be answered because Victor is back in town.
Olivia is taking her medication. Rose comes in with some paperwork for her to do. She looks at Tony's Death Certificate. She phones Neil to see if he is going to Tony's funeral, and would he stop by her office on the way. Her doctor comes in and sees the Certificate and asks her if she knew Tony Viscardi.
Brad is still there, drinking coffee. Diane comes up and sits down at his table. She asks him what's wrong and tells her that Victor is back in town. He says all his plans have gone up in smoke. He tells her about talking to Nikki and that she hardly even speaks to him any more. Diane says, with a certain amount of confidence, that things will be just fine. She reminds him about when he had told Nikki about the sperm sample and that she didn't run to have Victor's baby and also when Victor was in New Mexico that Nikki spent a wonder few days in Italy with him. He thanks her for reminding him about the sperm sample. He says that Victor's ego won't let him destroy it, so there's still a chance that Nikki might have his baby. Diane tells him to never underestimate her resourcefulness. Brad wants to know what's going on and asks her if she got the sperm sample. She tries to say no, but he threatens that he will call the lab to find out what happened to it. She says that they wouldn't tell him anything because he's a stranger. He says that they would tell her, because her name is Newman. She's looking a little guilty, so he figures that she does have it. He tells her that he hopes she will destroy it. She says she has to go but she says she SURE that things will work out with him and Nikki.
Victoria apologizes to Ross about snapping at him earlier. He says he understands. The bodyguard tells her that Gary is here. Nick is wandering around the room and then asks Malcolm if he thinks that the room is a little crowded. Malcolm says it is a little tight. Ross suggests that Andrew go back to the office, but Nick tells Ross that he should go too. Ross is none too pleased with that prospect, but they both leave.
Nick's old "pal" Warton wonders in and is looking all over the café for Nick. Ross and Andrew come in and sit down for coffee.
Olivia's doctor asks her if she's been taking her medication and also when some "tests" are scheduled. She answers yes to the first question and says the tests are scheduled for this afternoon. She says that she wants to get answers to her health problems too. He asks her if she was a friend of Tony's. She says no, but that she was friends with people he knew. He asks her if she is feeling guilty that Tony died and she says that she has nothing to feel guilty about.
Victoria says she doesn't know how to portray this new business-like image that they are shooting. They all tell her to just try it and see how it works out. Malcolm starts clicking shots and the camera shows a bunch of still shots of Victoria in a suit and with glasses, etc. that look like they were shot in the 50's. She's really not comfortable about this whole session. The shoot ends and Nick is not pleased that Victoria didn't do that well with it. He leaves. Victoria asks Gary to tag along with her back to the office. Of course he says he will.
Ross is on the phone for a minute and then hangs up. He tells Andrew that the boss says that the client is always right. Andrew tells him that even he can't figure out why Gary was taken off the account, given all of the excellent work that he had done. Ross is obviously not liking what he is hearing. The camera pans through the café and stops on our friend Warton (the weasel) again.
Nikki asks Victor why he is there. He says it's evident. She says it's time to assess all that has been going on. He asks what there is to assess. She says that he had asked her if there was any hope for their relationship and that she is willing to meet him half way. He says, "how good of you." He's obviously goading her, because he knows that she and Brad Carlton were out of town at the same time and has a pretty good idea that they were together.
Neil comes in and Olivia asks him if he's having a bad day. He tells her any day that he goes to a funeral is a bad day. She asks him how Megan is doing. He starts to tell her about the wedding in the hospital and she tells him she knows because she was there. She asks him if it would be all right with the family if she attended the funeral. He asks her why she would want to go, not having been a friend of Tony's. She says that she does know Ryan and she wants to go. He tells her it will be ok.
Knock on the door ... Marissa answers it ... it's Brad. She tells him that Diane is not there and he comes in anyway and tells her he will wait.
It is obvious that good old Vic is upset. Nikki tells him that when he left to go to New Mexico without a word to her and she her only link to him was Ryan, that he couldn't know bad that made her feel. He tells her not to dare to blame any of this on him (yeah like you did nothing wrong, VicO!) She tells him that she's changed and she won't be like she used to be and just sit there and wait for him. She says, "we, no I, don't have the same expectations any more." He tells her she was right the first time, "WE don't have the same expectations any more."
She tells Gary that the photo shoot was a fiasco. He says that she was a little uptight, but it wasn't a disaster. She thanks him for being so supportive through all of this. The bodyguard comes in with a bouquet of flowers and tells her they are ok, he's checked them over. She sets them down on a table and looks at the card ... her jaw drops ... she drops the card and covers her face with her hands. Meanwhile Gary is standing there looking on.
Nick comes into the café and talks to Cody for a minute. Then he's looking around and Warton comes up behind him. Warton tells him to stop making trouble for him with his Parole Officer. Nick tells him that he'll do anything it takes to protect his family.
Nikki tells Victor that she is sure that his relationship with Ramona is more than just business. He doesn't respond to that remark, but says he asked her a question when he came in and she hasn't answered it yet. He asks again if she was talking to Carlton when he came in. She says what if she was talking to Brad. She says what if Brad is the only person she can talk to about all of this -- so what? They stare daggers at each other ...