A severely hurt Raul is brought into the emergency room on a stretcher. His face is bloody and cut up. He's unconscious. A worried Brittany runs along side the gurney assuring her boyfriend that he's going to be okay. The nurse tells Brittany that she needs to be checked. Brittany declares that she is fine, she wants to stay with Raul. The medics wheel Raul away as a helpless Brittany watches. After Brittany is checked the nurse tells little princess she's okay, maybe just some bruising or soft tissue damage, but she should be fine in a couple of days.
Brittany uses the phone to call Mac for support. Upon hearing that Brittany and Raul were in a terrible accident, Mac tells her friend to hang on she'll be right there. Once Mac arrives she does her best to comfort Brit and to keep her from spinning everything out of control. When Mac asks what happen Brittany supplies that she and Raul were arguing and she was very angry and upset and got into the car-- Luckily, no other cars were involved, Brittany ran into a tree or a light pole, she's not sure which. When Mac questions why Brittany can't remember what she hit, Brittany chalks it up to the fact that everything happened so fast. She blames herself for the accident and Raul's serious condition, she should have kept her cool. Dr. Walker updates the women on Raul's condition-"he's stable for the moment, but it's too early to tell whether or not he'll be okay." This news rocks Brittany.
The police have been observing Brittany and they cross over to question her. Officer Roper asks how the accident happened, and both officers pay keen attention as a slightly unstable Brittany makes a concentrated effort to tell her story. She's not sloppy drunk, but it's apparent that her thinking is not clear. Officer Roper pulls Brittany aside to give her a breathalyzer test. Brit says that's not necessary, she only had one glass of wine, she's not drunk. The officer informs Ms. Hodges of her right to refuse to take the test, but should she refuse it will mean automatic suspension of her license for six months, plus the officer will testify that Brittany was unsteady and that she smelled alcohol on her breath. Brittany swears that she is in control, her boyfriend is seriously injured and she needs to get back to the waiting room. The officer tells her to take a deep breath and blow into the breathalyzer... after a moment of hesitation, Brittany does.
When Brittany returns to the waiting room, Mac informs her that Raul's parents are on the way. Mac is surprised when Brittany says the officer gave her a breathalyzer. Brittany asks Mac for her support "Tell them I wasn't drunk." Mac says she can't do that because she wasn't there. The Breathalyzer results are complete and it is clear that Brittany's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. The male officer begins reading Brittany her Miranda rights -- She pleads with the cops to let her stay at the hospital with Raul, but they tell her no and continue reading her rights. Brittany is escorted into the elevator by the officers, it's apparent from the look on her face, that her arrest is quite sobering. The doors shut.
Juice uses the stolen keys to let himself into Neil's place. Upon his entrance he finds Dru, Olivia, and Neil's daughter Lily. There is a moment of recognition between Dru and Juice. Juice: "Drucilla Barber, long time no see." Dru: "Not long enough." Juice comments that he can see that Dru has cleaned herself up, Dru can see that he hasn't. Olivia orders him to leave, he tells the ladies he'll leave when he gets what he came for. Drucilla tells him he'll be leaving now, because she's about to call the cops. As she heads for the phone, Juice gets control of the situation by heading for Lily-asking "Is this your daughter?" When Dru tries to protect Lily, Juice pushes her down and makes a move in Lily's direction. He spots a bottle on the counter, grabs it, cracks it open against the counter, making a weapon out of the jagged neck. He orders the women to back off. Dru: "You're not going to get away with this." Juice: "You just watch me."
Meanwhile, Serena is helping Neil clean up his cuts and bruises from his altercation with Juice. There's a lot of blood on the wash cloth she is rinsing in the sink. She adds the cloth to an ice pack and takes it to Neil who is sitting on the couch. Serena's sorry for what Juice did to Neil. Neil says he recognized him from the bar, but didn't know his name was Juice... he recalls having known someone named Juice a very long time ago, but can't imagine it's the same guy. Neil wants a drink, but Juice broke his bottle. Serena says it's just as well, Neil is doing good, he's going to break this addiction. Neil realizes that Juice stole his watch along with his money. Serena figures she's responsible for that, if she hadn't the watch into the bar that one day, Juice would have never known about it. Neil then realizes his driver's license is out on the floor, Serena figures it fell out of his wallet when Juice stole his cash...Neil starts to put the I.D. back into his wallet, and realizes his keys are missing as well. He knows that Juice must be robbing his place. His first instinct is to get over there and fight, but Serena pins him down by straddling herself across his lap. She tells him that he doesn't need to go off looking for a fight, he needs to chill. His battle is with the bottle, not with Juice. Beating Scotch is the thing he needs to beat. Besides he doesn't even know if Juice has a gun. Neil doesn't care if he has a gun, he feels he has to defend himself. Serena warns him against the macho-bravado, encourages him to focus on battling his addiction. Neil pretends to agree. Serena gets off of his lap. He gets up pretending he's going to go to the bathroom. After he gets a couple of feet away from Serena he heads for the front door. Serena shakes her head in disappointment... "If you want to go play Lone Ranger, then go..." Neil just looks at her, then exits.
Back at Neil's place, Juice is stuffing his stolen goods into a bag. He demands that the women give him their wallets and jewelry. Dru tries to fight back, threatening to call the police-Juice Slams her against the couch, holding the jagged glass in her sight-Juice: "Don't make me hurt you, because I will." When Juice takes his hands off of Dru, Lily races to comfort her mother. Juice proclaims to be losing patients with them, Dru tells him that he should leave and go harass someone else. Juice then says he has an idea-maybe he can get Dru's daughter to help convince them to help him out. Dru shield's her daughter with her own body, Dru: "Put your hands on my little girl, and I swear I'll kill you." Juice: "Bring it on, that way I can see if you're as tough as you talk." Right then Olivia attacks Juice from behind and Dru jumps him from the front. He struggles to get the women off of him, he finally pushes Olivia away and grabs Dru, twisting her arm behind her back. Olivia gets up, preparing for another assault-- Juice: "Come any closer and I'll break her arm." Lily is screaming for Juice to stop, just as Neil bursts through the door. Neil pleads with the crook to let Dru go, he points out that Juice's problem is with him and not the women. Juice: "You better back off, you drunk." Lily sort of whimpers, looking at Neil in shock. Neil realizes he's looking at his daughter, equally shocked, Neil: "Lily?"
At the ranch, Victoria, Nicholas, Sharon and Cassie are enjoying a nice dinner out by the pool when Nikki comes in pretty happy. Victoria can't help but question her mother's good mood. Nikki attributes it to "seeing her family so happily enjoying a balmy evening by the pool," as well as to the fact that she is about to marry her soul mate. She counters by asking her daughter what her excuse is for being so happy. Vick supplies that she's just happy to see her mother so happy. Nikki detects that there's more to that story, but Victoria heads off before Nikki's inquiring mind can gather any information.
Sharon tells Cassie that it's time for bed, and the young miss heads off with Miguel to get ready for bed, just as Victor is coming in. Victor is in a wonderful mood as well, and he and Nikki share their plans to buy a Castle for the wedding with Nick and Sharon. Sharon thinks the idea is quiet romantic and offers her help in organizing things if Nikki should need help. Nicholas can't help but note that this sounds like it's going to be the wedding of the year. Victor: "I thought if Paul McCartney can do it, Victor Newman can do it."
Later, Nikki reminisces about her first wedding to Victor, she shares her happy memories with her fiancée. Victor asks if Nikki would rather not go to England for the wedding-he senses some reluctance on her part. He thinks that maybe she would prefer to stay in Genoa City and get married at the Colonnade room like they did for their first wedding. She asks if he would be upset if she said "yes, that is what she would prefer." Victor is a little disappointed, but he assures his bride to be that it's okay. He wonders though isn't she concerned that getting married at the Colonnade Room would be a jinx. Nikki questions if Victor is worried about it because of what happened in their first marriage. He says, yes. Nikki isn't worried about it, because to her this would be saying that they've put the past behind them. Victor agrees, he tells Nikki that he doesn't care where they get married, he is getting his princess, and he will be happy wherever they decide to have the ceremony.
Once Nikki and Victor head in for the night, Sharon and Nicholas chat by the pool. Nick is happy to note that his parents seem happy. Sharon agrees, their joy seems to be rubbing off on the whole family. They discuss Cassie for a little bit, not surprised-but still saddened that she has informed them that she's too old for bedtime stories. Nick: "She's growing up." Sharon: "She's not our little girl any more." Nick: "She will always be our little girl." Sharon notes what a good father Nicholas is. He agrees, feeling very happy and content at the moment. Sharon asks if she could make him happier... he tells her he really doesn't think so... he is "one happy dude." Sharon asks if she could try. He tells her sure. Sharon then suggest they have another baby.
Once away from the family Victoria heads to the stables. Diego is surprised to see her, he wasn't expecting company. Victoria: "Kind of surprised me, too. My feet just started walking and brought me here." Diego: "Well, thank you feet. I'm glad you stopped by." The duo then shares a kiss. Victoria informs Diego that she's not sure how long she can keep quite about... whatever it is... they refuse to label it... that is going on between the two of them. He asks her if she wants to go public? She shares that she might have to whether she wants to or not, she can't seem to keep the smile off of her face, and pretty soon people are going to be asking why she is so happy. It seems fine to Diego either way, he doesn't want to get into labeling the relationship, because labels only bring judgments. Vicki shares that her main concern is that once their relationship is public knowledge Diego will become part of the Newman Fishbowl. She actually has pity on him for what he will have to endure. Vicki: (Imitating Victor) "Young man, are you making my daughter happy?" Diego counters by saying that he would tell Victor to ask her. Vicki says that her father might accept that at first, but makes it clear that once Victor knows they are seeing each other he will make it his business... to make Diego his business. Diego: "So what you're saying is I'm the small fish in the food chain." Yes, but Victoria also notes he's the fish that she wants. In that case, Diego wants to be that fish, and will accept his spot in the fishbowl. The two melt into a hot kiss.
Over dinner Lorie wants to know what Max's plan is to break up Victor and Nikki. Max doesn't have a concrete plan just yet, but he's working on it. Lorie is kidding when she asks what Max hopes to accomplish by breaking up their engagement. Lorie: "you think you'll run off with Nikki and the two of you will live happily ever after," there is a beat of shock as Lorie realizes that is exactly what her ex-husband is hoping. She sets him straight telling him that his having Nikki is just a fantasy, it will never happen. Max tells her he just needs help formulating his plan, her expertise. At first Lorie is offended, the way she hears it Max is accusing her of being a major game player. He assures her he did not mean to insult, it's just that she's the only person "who ever played a hand against the great Victor Newman and won." Lorie notes that was 20 years ago, and it is not a page in her history that she is proud of. She has no desire to hurt Victor. Max is aware of this, he knows that her beef is with Nikki. Lorie: "Who has grown a little too high and mighty for someone who was born with no class." So, yes, if Lorie did join forces with Max it would be for the purpose of bringing Nikki down. Max wants Lorie to use her unresolved feelings for Victor to show Vic's true colors. Lorie is not sure if Max knows Victor's true colors. Max says he knows what a ruthless, cruel, deceptive man Victor is... Lorie asks how he is so sure, Max supplies that he got a great deal of his information from Leanna Love's book, Ruthless. Lorie blows that off as a scandalous rag. Max agrees that it's scandalous, but say that he's checked into it, and a lot of the facts hold up. Lorie thinks the ship on her relationship with Victor has sailed. Max reminds her to never underestimate her power, "because it is substantial." Just then, Max comes up with his plan to break up Victor and Nikki. Max: "I got it. Something that will satisfy your needs and mine."
Neil burst into his apartment to find Juice inside highly agitated and threatening Dru, Lily and Olivia. Neil jumped on him, punches him a few times and Juice ran out. Dru, in hysteria, began yelling at Neil and Olivia stepped in to try to calm her down and stop her. Meanwhile, Serena showed up and Neil quickly escorted her into the hall to talk with her privately. He begged her to get him a drink, and then asked her to get the women out of his apartment because he thought he remembered a bottle stashed inside. Serena didn't do what he asked, instead she pointed out that he had an entire day sober and that he should try for another day. Olivia approached them and asked them both to come back inside.
Neil started yelling at everyone that he needed a drink and shoved Dru away when she tries to touch him. He stopped yelling and looked ashamed once he caught the eye of Lily, who looked petrified. Olivia and Serena gently led him to the couch and told him that everyone in the room loved him. His reply was that if they loved him, they should get him a drink. He got up and told Lily that he is sorry and that when he gets it together, they can go out and spend some time together. When he hears her reply—"Whatever!"—he te tries to run out the door, but Serena stops him. He tries to convince everyone that he is in control of the drinking, but Serena quickly corrected him, telling him that he no longer just wants a drink, that he needs one.
He sits down, defeated and shaking, while the women offer him encouraging words. Dru asked Lily if she had anything to say to her father and Lily started screaming that Neil was not her father and that she didn't ever want to see him again, and then stormed off into another room. That proves to be the breaking point for Neil. He looked at Olivia and asked if they were going to lock him up, and she assured him they weren't. He told everyone that he was afraid, and then at Olivia's suggestion, admitted out loud that he needed help.
Nicholas looked shocked and concerned at Sharon's suggestion to have another baby. He told her his hesitation was stemming from the rough year they had just had, and that they really need to face the loss of their baby daughter. Sharon said she is dealing with it, and she thinks of the baby every single day. Nicholas told her he loved her, and that he would like to have another baby too.
At Memorial Hospital, the doctor tells Mac and Raul's parents about Raul's condition. He said he had a minor concussion and is concerned that his back may be broken. J.T. arrives at the hospital and privately Mac tells him that Brittany was driving the car when the accident occurred. She told him Brittany was at the police station, and J.T. correctly guessed what was really going on. The doctor approached them again, telling them there is no change in Raul's condition, and not to assume the worst. Mac is obviously shaken, and J.T. kindly comforted her.
Brittany was taken downtown to the police station and booked. Not understanding the severity of the situation, she is shocked when the officers tell her she is going to jail unless she comes up with bail money, which is $2,500. They tell her she can only make one phone call, so she calls her parents, but gets the voicemail and had to leave them a message. They allow her to make one more call, and she calls Mac and asks her for the money. Annoyed, Mac tells her no, and that she also refuses to ask her grandmother for the money. After Brittany hangs up with Mac, the police escort her to a holding cell. The other inmates try to give her a hard time about her designer dress, but Brittany holds her own, barking at them to back off.
At the Newman ranch, Nikki set up the bedroom with candles and romantic music. The two of them enjoy a romantic evening together. Meanwhile, at dinner, Lorrie and Max talked about his scheme and she told him that it would all appear highly suspect. He disagreed, told her the entire plan, and after hearing everything, she agreed to help him.
Finally, Victoria and Diego had a conversation about making their relationship public. Diego voiced his concerns about Victoria being with a "guy like him," and worried about the scrutiny her family would examine the situation with.