Christine warns Michael that she has no idea how long she will stay in town. She insists that she's only committed to help salvage Sharon and Nick's marriage. Michael notes that Paul has moved on with his life, and it frees her to do the same. Paul insists that he's not ready to get married. Isabella wants Paul to move out if he can't make a real commitment to her and the baby. Diane warns Isabella that pushing a man to the altar is not wise. Isabella thinks she should tell Paul that she didn't mean to kick him out, but Diane thinks she should sit tight and see what happens. Larry wants Jill to show him how he should act around Amanda. He suggests that he watch Sean and Jill on a ‘mock' date. Jill notes that Sean listens and wants to please her, and Larry realizes he has a lot to learn. Victor is glad Nikki accepted his dinner invitation. Victor admits that he has learned from his previous experiences, and hopes that wisdom will help his future with Nikki. Ashley expresses her concern for Phyllis, urging Jack to drop the whole case and not have a relationship with his son at all. The family arrives at Ashley and Brad's for dinner. Ashley announces that her mammogram results detected a tumor, which was successfully removed yesterday. Everyone is in shock.
Victor and Nikki connect over their relationship. She is happy to be on the same wavelength until he mentions that he's going on another extended trip and won't say where to. He tells her not to be mad. He will always love her and she is the love of his life. He will explain one day. She leaves in a huff.
The Abbotts are shocked by Ashley's news that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. John is mad that she kept this from him. The others understand but John can't let it go. Later Ashley and Brad talk about how wonderful it is for them to have the family's support. They worry about Jack and Phyllis' marriage troubles over the custody issue. Ash doesn't want to argue about it and asks Brad to stay out of it.
Alex packs up Malcolm's things. Olivia stops by as planned. Alex takes issue with Liv's defending Neil as Malcolm's death was all his fault. Olivia points out that it was Alex's words, not Neil's that drove Mal to run off. She is to blame, not just Neil. Alex tells her to leave.
Victoria is happy to see Neil back at work in full swing. He decides to go see how Alex is doing but she doesn't think that's a good idea. The last time she saw Alex she was furious at Neil and was blaming him for Malcolm's death. He sees her point but Victoria implores him not to assume the worst.
Jill and Larry plan their next move. Sean is amused. He wonders if he's ready to take Amanda on an actual date. Jill says there's only one way to find out. Later Amanda shows up looking for Larry. She confides to Sean that she's worried Larry may be losing interest. His past doesn't bother her. Hers is more complicated. He wonders what it is but she keeps quiet.
Jill and Larry go on a test date. She teaches him about ordering wine, table choice and more. He's getting the hang of things slowly. He makes a few mistakes but Jill presses on including a lesson on the dance floor. Jill is confused by an uneasy feeling around him.
Jack and Phyllis discuss Ash's cancer scare. He understands after his own cancer scare. He knows Ashley will be okay and hopes they can be too. He can't turn his back on Kyle but he also sees the pain it causes her. She tells him she understands that he has to do what he has to do. She then privately tells herself that so does she.