Ashley is sitting at a table reading something and we see Victor being seated across the room. She looks up and sees him and picks up her stuff and goes over to sit with him asking if he is dining alone. He invites her to sit down. She asks if things are any better between him and Nikki. He tells her that he has moved out of the ranch. She asks if it because of Ramona and he says no. She asks if he intends to see her again and says he doesn't intend to talk to her about it.
Katherine comes over to see Nikki and promptly tells Nikki she is imprisoned in her own home ... waiting around for Victor to make up his mind. Kay tells Nikki that she needs to get out and do things. Nikki asks what can she do. Kay says that she could start interior designing because she has done such a beautiful job with the ranch. Kay says that the offices at Chancellor Industries need to be redecorated and she wants Nikki to do it. She says that it's time for action.
Callie finally admits that she was married to Tray. She says she was vulnerable to him when she and Mal broke up when they were teenagers. Tray told her that he could make things happen for her career. Malcolm tells her that she sold herself out to Tray. She says it wasn't like that and Mal asks her to tell him how it was. She tells him that she was devastated when she lost him. Mal asks if it was on the rebound and she didn't love him. She says she really didn't love Tray. She says she doesn't want to talk about it, that it is in the past. Mal tells her that there is no way in hell that Tray thinks it is a part of his past. Callie shouts that Tray is crazy. Mal asks why she got involved with him then. He sees now that she was involved with Tray when she first came to Genoa City. She tells him that it was only with the contract. She tells Mal that Tray was trying to keep her a prisoner and she had thought that if she let him believe in his fantasies that he would help her get her first break in the business. Mal says that Tray made sure that she was tied to him. She is crying and tells him that none of this makes a difference.
Where Warton Works:
Victoria's bodyguard leaves the room but leaves the door ajar. Warton asks her if she's wired. Gary steps forward and says no. Warton asks if he is another "dick" and Gary says he's just a friend. Victoria offers him a reward if he will help them. Warton says he is not going back to prison and if they want to talk then they can talk to his lawyer. Victoria says to keep the lawyers out of it. Warton says he doesn't want to get stabbed in the back. Gary says that Victoria's offer would be made so that no admission would be necessary and why not hear her out.
A Restaurant Somewhere in Michigan:
Nina is sitting at a table frantically writing away in her notebook. Tomas comes in. She tells him how awesome it is to drive out in the country through small town and see different people doing different things. She says that she can see characters for a book everywhere. He picks up one of her books and an envelope falls out. He wants to know what it is and she tells him to open it. It is a Valentine card and he smiles. She looks at him and says, "so, will you?"
She comes home and thanks Neil for watching Nate. He wants to know where she went. She tells him that she went to see Michael Baldwin and he asks why. She says she wants to get Malcolm's visiting privileges rescinded. He tells her that cutting Malcolm off from Nate isn't right. She says she should have listened to Baldwin from the start. Neil says that Mal is just as upset over what happened as she is and maybe he is ending things with Callie as they speak. She says that she can't take that chance
Victoria tells him that she wants to end this whole mess. Warton asks her how. She intimates that maybe he has a "friend" who is writing these letters and maybe he can reason with his "friend" to make him stop. He tells her that maybe reasoning won't be enough. She says that she will offer an incentive. He asks how much. She says $500. per week. He says he'd be more interested in a lump sum. Gary says that if they gave a lump sum that maybe his "friend" would want to visit the well time and time again, and they can't have that. Warton asks how long the incentive would last and Victoria says indefinitely. She says it would be paid in cash and hands him an envelope with the "first installment."
Sharon is looking for Nick and goes into the Boardroom and finds Victor's secretary Connie. Connie tells her that Nick is not there, but wants to ask her a question. Connie tells Sharon that every year at Valentine's Day, Victor has asked her to send flowers to Mrs. Newman. She knows that there are problems with them this year, but that Victor didn't tell her not to send the flowers this year. She asks Sharon what she should do. Sharon says to go ahead and send them anyway. She says it couldn't hurt the situation. Connie asks her about what the card should read.
Ashley asks Victor how he can say the separation had nothing to do with Ramona when he was in New Mexico for so many weeks. Vic says that it was business and it was a complicated situation. She asks him if he thinks things will improve between him and Nikki. He says he seriously doubts that they will get back together. Ash asks where he is staying and he tells her he is at a hotel for now. He tells her that Diane has offered to sell him back the penthouse. Ashley says that is generous of her ... what's the catch. He tells her that Diane will have three months to look for a suitable place to move to. Ashley asks him how he could do that and he says that Diane needs time. She says Diane only needs time to work on him to get back together. She tells Victor to watch his back. He asks her why she cares what happens to him and she says she worries about him.
Nikki tells Kay that she will give the idea of decorating her offices some thought. Kay tells her to give some thought to her problems with Victor. She says that she and Victor belong together. Nikki says it is too late for that. She tells Kay that Victor has moved out of the ranch and that he is buying back his old apartment from Diane. She says Victor is starting a new life without her.
Malcolm wants to know why Callie didn't tell him about her marriage to Tray before. He says it wouldn't have mattered. She tells him that it's not that simple, there's more. Mal finally sees the light and asks her if she is still married to Tray. She cries and says yes and that she's sorry. She tells him that she has been trying to get a divorce. Mal yells at her that Tray has no intention of giving her a divorce. He cries that she is a married woman. She tells him she's married only on paper. He says that's not how Tray sees it and neither does he. Callie tells Mal that she was afraid of losing him and that is why she lied. He yells at her, "you couldn't lose me, but you could put my life at risk!" He says that she told him before that Tray and Sam are dangerous. He says he damned near died because of them and questions why she didn't warn him.
Nick is calling all over the place trying to find out where Victoria is. He calls Ross, but all Ross knows is that Victoria wanted to talk to Gary privately so he left. Sharon comes in and he tells her that he can't find his sister. Sharon tells him not to worry that her bodyguard is with her. She tells him about the flowers that she and Connie sent to Nikki and she's worried about the card they enclosed. He says that maybe it might help the situation. She says maybe if that happens the situation between him and his father might improve too. He says that wouldn't be likely to happen.
Warton is suspicious. Victoria tells him the money can't be traced. He says he'll have to think about it. She says that she will leave the first installment for his "friend", but the he has to remember that the payments will only continue if she doesn't receive another letter from her fan. She leaves and he greedily counts the money with a malicious leer on his face.
Ashley tells Victor she's sorry for prying. Victor asks again why she is concerned. She tells him she only wants him to be happy. She says maybe he can mend the problems with Nikki and he tells her he thinks that their time has come and gone. Ash asks him if he really means that. He tells Ash that Nikki would have to show him how much she values their relationship. Ashley tells him that Nikki is probably out at the ranch thinking the same thing. She says one of them has to make the first move. Vic says that it won't be him because some things have happened that he can't live with.
Liv says she doesn't want to cut Malcolm out of Nate's life. Neil suggests that all she really wants is control. She says that she's Nate's mother and she should have control. He says that's what Baldwin told her. She says that they all thought it was wrong before, but now she doesn't. She tells Neil that little Nate is going to have nightmares about this for a long time and she is going to make sure nothing like this happens again. He reminds her that Nate and Malcolm have a very special relationship together. She says she has made up her mind and it is the end of the discussion. He tells her that he is there for her and leaves.
Somewhere in Michigan:
Nina tells Tomas that there is no big obligation attached to being someone's Valentine. He jokes about the headlines reading "Palimony Suite Nets Millions for Jilted Valentine." Cute. He says he'll be her Valentine and assumes that it's mutual. She says yes, but that he could give her a present. He says that's intriguing. She asks him to shave off his beard. He says that would be like asking him to cut off his nose. She says a beard is something to hide behind. He asks her if that is makeup on her face and she says a little. He says that his is a "little" beard. She tells him to keep his dumb beard and see if she cares. This whole repartee is quite whimsical and lighthearted. He says he is going to wash the dirt of the road off his hands and asks her if she will be there when he gets back. She smiles and says, "maybe."
Gary is having a drink at the bar and Ross walks in. Ross is in a snit about Gary cutting in with Victoria. Ross tells Gary that he is a hypocrite for saying that they shouldn't mix business with pleasure and then he's making time with Victoria. Gary says that's not what is happening. Ross says bull, and the waiter brings Gary's takeout order, which he pays for and tells Ross he will see him back at the office. Ross picks up his beer and thinks to himself that Victoria means too much to him and he can't let Gary freeze him out and he has to figure out how to get back in the loop. He smiles and says, "Warton ... he could be the key!"
Nick is still calling people to find Victoria when she walks in the office. He demands to know where she has been. She says she doesn't want to get into it and he says no way, he knows that she went to see Baldwin. She admits that she did and says Baldwin admitted that Warton might be willing to deal. Nick gets really upset and asks her if she went to see Warton. He yells at her how dangerous Warton is. He tells her that Warton just might not be the stalker. She reminds him that he has been saying it was Warton all along. He tells her that she shouldn't deal on her own. She tells him she thinks she's solved the problem. He makes her promise that she won't see him again and she says ok. She tells him that some well-placed dollars might give them no further cause for concern. He asks if she paid Warton off. She tells him it's the cost of doing business. He tells her he wants her to be right, but that he just doesn't think that this is the end of it.
Somewhere in Michigan:
Nina is busily writing notes in her book and Tomas comes back from the Men's Room. She looks up at him and he has shaved off his beard, but left the mustache. She gets a huge grin on her face and scoots up on her elbows half way across the table to feel his chin. She asks him when he's going to shave off the mustache and he tells her not to push it. She says, "first you bare your chin and then you bare your soul, it's good for you!" He looks into her eyes and says, "you're good for me." They share their first kiss.
Callie tells Mal that she freaked out when Sam told her what he had done to Mal. Mal says that even though she freaked out, she didn't tell him the truth. He says that Tray tore up her contract, but not the connection to her. He asks her if she realizes that she put them all in danger. He tells her that she makes him sick. He grabs his coat to leave and turns around saying, "Olivia blamed you all along. Well what do ya know, she was right!" He slams out the door.
She takes her medication and the doorbell rings. It's Michael Baldwin. He comes in and tells her he has some information on the options she has regarding Malcolm's rights and that she will not be please with what he has to say.
The doorbell rings and Katherine answers it. Flowers are delivered ... a huge bouquet of red roses. Kay hands them to Nikki who can't figure out who would be sending her flowers. Kay says to open the card. She does and it says something about "thinking of you on this day." Nikki shows the card to Kay, saying she doesn't know what to think now. Kay says that Victor is thinking of her and that the card is not from a man who wants to bury the past ... he wants to build a future with her. Nikki looks in wonderment at the flowers and then back at the card ... as the credits roll.