Brad and Ashley welcome Colleen back to baby sit Abbey and tell her about Ashley's mammogram. After Colleen goes upstairs, Dr. Nora Thompson calls and asks to see Ashley as soon as possible. A startled Ashley and Brad head to the doctor's office.
Dr. Thompson's Office:
Dr. Thompson indicates that a small mass was discovered on the mammogram. She suggests having an ultrasound to find out what they are dealing with. She cautions Ashley not to over-react until they have the results of the test, to take things one-step at a time. Brad comforts her, reminding her that the odds are on their side. Ashley worries about what Dr. Thompson's hurried demeanor over the tests might mean.
Mackenzie reminisces with Raul about the time that they used to spend together. Raul makes it clear that they will only be friends. He also tells her that he is spending time with Brittany, but "isn't sure what they are." An astounded Mac tells Raul that she would prefer to be alone, but that they will still be friends. Raul assures her that he will always be there for her as a friend whenever she needs him. Later on, alone on the stage, the sound of a door opening and closing is heard. Mackenzie calls out, "Who's there?" There is no answer...
Raul tells Brittany that he shouldn't have brushed off her warning about Mac's possible "rebound-feelings." He tells her that he told Mackenzie that they will only be friends, and that he wants to spend his free time with Brittany. Brittany insists that she wasn't jealous, of course. She asks Raul if he wants to see a movie, and he tells her that he thought she would never ask. After retrieving his jacket from the stage, they go off.
Billy and Danielle are hanging out. After a brief palm reading, she tells Billy that he has a strong love line. She suggests that he will quickly get over Mackenzie. Billy tells her that his being with her is not about revenge, and that he wishes that she wouldn't keep bringing up Mac. They determine to hang out later that evening, Danielle telling Billy that they will "figure out something" to do.
At a nearby table, Larry has made Amanda cry. Apologizing profusely, Larry tells her that he didn't mean to come on so strong and offers to help if something is wrong. Amanda tells him that it isn't his fault, really. Amanda tells him that between the kiss and his desire to get to know Mackenzie, she has simply been thrown off balance. Amanda insists that she is just sensitive about Ralph and the lingering fear that he could show up. Larry guesses that Ralph was the reason for Mackenzie's running away. Larry tells her that if Ralph ever shows up, he will have to get through him first. An appreciative Amanda tells him that she's heard that he comes with quite a reputation where that is concerned.
The Chancellor Mansion:
Jill and Sean return from a bout of shopping, and collapse on the couch in a playful fashion. An interrupting Katherine tells them to stop whatever it was they were about to do. Sean announces that he and Jill are training to run in the Chicago marathon. An infuriated Jill yells at Sean, telling him that they had agreed to keep that a secret. Sean tells her than announcing it helps to motivate them. Sean asks Esther if she will aid them in their training diet with her wellness cooking. Jill says she needs "real" food. Esther says that she will help for Sean's sake. Katherine tells Jill that she will have to make lodging arrangements in Chicago for the race, for she wants to see this. Sean informs her that there are no hotels near the finish line. Katherine, in a fit of laughter fitting only to the Katherine-Jill feud, tells Sean that she wants a room at the quarter-mile mark since Jill won't make it any further. Jill glares menacingly at a chuckling Sean.
Diane's attorney moves for the dismissal of the restraining order. John Silva claims that the conception of this child was under fraudulent means, and that Diane has demonstrated repeatedly that she cannot be trusted. Diane, rising to speak in her own defense -- much to the irritation of her attorney -- tells the judge that she is puzzled about the whole reason for the proceeding, in that Jack has made no attempt to talk to her about his desires concerning Kyle. Since she has no intention of going anywhere until she finds out, she will not contest the restraining order. An impressed judge compliments her on her desire for a calm and speedy resolution. When John Silva moves for temporary visitation rights with Kyle the judge tells him that she will hear arguments on the matter in a day or so. After court dismisses, Phyllis asks Jack if she did well. Jack says he's proud of her. Phyllis expresses her surprise at the move for temporary visitation, but tells Jack that she is okay with it. She then leaves for work. John Silva tells Jack that he really thinks that Phyllis should not be there for the visitation hearing. Diane leaves the courtroom, tells her attorney that she will sleep on the decision about temporary visitation, and then returns to the courtroom. After a moment of staring and glaring between John Silva, Jack, and Diane, she leaves the room again. Waiting at the elevator, Phyllis suddenly appears and asks, "What the hell are you trying to pull?"
John advises Jack to keep Phyllis out of the hearing from now on, just in case she loses control and jeopardizes the hearing. Jack is confident she will be fine. John worries that her past will be an issue especially her losing custody of Daniel. Phyllis is a changed woman Jack insists. John pleads with Jack to prep Phyllis about what Diane can throw at her.
Phyllis pulls Diane aside and demands to know why Diane stayed in town. Diane claims that she simply doesn't trust Phyllis but she doesn't buy it. Diane wonders how Jack will feel if he ever found out that Phyllis conspired to keep his son away from him. Jack walks by at that moment. He demands to know what is going on. Diane explains how hurt she was about his lies. He spits back that her lies started all of this. She asks what he is looking for: partial custody or all of it? He doesn't answer and walks off. Diane says to herself that she didn't drop the bomb because timing is everything. Jack is furious that Phyllis was speaking to Diane. He doesn't want Diane to goad her nor Phyllis slip any strategy plans to her. Phyllis is tired of being treated like a child. Jack decides to tell her about what might happen in court. He tells her they need to go to talk about it in private.
Ashley paces waiting for the results of her biopsy. Brad comforts her. The doctor returns and says they will get the results in 24hrs. The doctor reassures her that IF they do find something they caught it early. That's a big plus. She encourages them to keep their dinner plans as it will get their minds off the test results.
Nick meets up with the kids. He and Sharon share a nice moment. He asks her to take his shift at the coffee shop as he has a big meeting at NE. He already told the kids he'd make up the time to them. Sharon understands. He asks about her and Cassie's relationship which is good considering everything. They talk about Victoria's return from Kenya and Malcolm's death. They dance around talking about their relationship until Nick has to leave. Cassie tells Sharon that she likes it when S&N talk rather than fight. Later Cody apologizes for interrupting her and Nick earlier. She says it was fine. He asks if things are improving. She thinks they are. She fantasizes about him showing up them reuniting.
Alex and Neil return from Africa. They look over the studio with great sadness. It was Malcolm's world. Neither thinks they can get much sleep. Neil realizes it's time to tell Olivia. He calls Liv and leaves a message for her to meet him there. Alex is lost in thought of a memory of Mal. Neil remembers the good times with his brother. They both pace anxiously while waiting for Olivia.
Nick and Victor have a successful meeting. Nick has done a great job. He and Sharon have been communicating better. Nick hopes things are improving. He sits at the bar and catches the eye of a young pretty woman.
Ashley and Brad stop in for dinner. Gina is happy to see them there... such a happy, successful couple. He knows she can't put it out of her mind but hopes they cans till enjoy each other's company. She asks that they go home and hold each other.