Michael insisted to Christine that she should reconsider going to Ricky's baptism. He also refused to go with her. At first Christine teased him, saying he'd always been the one who liked to stir things up. Then she apologized, remembering that he might have been hurt by Isabella's lies about Ricky's paternity. Michael agreed that he'd been furious when Isabella first told him that he was going to be a father, but he'd gotten used to the idea and had shopped for baby things and dreamed of a child of his own. Christine made comments about how manipulative and untrustworthy Isabella was. Then she left, saying she had to see someone.
Paul was stunned when Isabella said Christine and Michael had been sleeping together. He asked if she had proof, and she said it was intuition. Paul refused to believe it. Isabella accused him of being obsessed with Christine. They were interrupted by a business call, and Isabella left his office. On her way out, her cell phone rang. It was Michael asking her to meet him at the park immediately. When he arrived to find her waiting, she lashed out at him, saying that he'd taken a huge risk by calling her. He told her that she was the one taking risks, especially by inviting Christine to the baptism. She insisted she'd done that to extend an olive branch, and Michael scoffed at her, saying she was talking to him, not that dolt she'd married. Isabella was a little upset to learn that Christine was actually considering attending the ceremony, but then she said they were safe. None of her family was going to be there, so Christine couldn't possibly find out about the past Isabella and Michael shared. Michael assured her that Christine was very suspicious and very smart.
Lynne warned Paul that it might not be a good idea to invite Isabella's father to Ricky's baptism. He didn't know how many years they'd been estranged or why they still were. Paul said he'd talk to him first and make his decision after that. Paul then asked Lynne if she knew exactly how serious Christine's involvement with Michael was. Lynne said she didn't know how far it had gone. She urged Paul to stop thinking about Christine and to start focusing on his own life. Christine came in, overheard her, and told Lynne and Paul that was excellent advice. Lynne made a quick exit, and Paul said he knew Chris was there to question him about Isabella's invitation to Ricky's baptism. Christine said she was actually there because she was about to leave town. When he sarcastically asked her if she was going to Hong Kong or Australia, Christine told him it was none of his business. Paul then demanded to know why she was there, and Chris explained how the lease on the apartment she was staying in had run out. She wanted to move back into their condo and asked how he felt about that. Paul told her that he didn't know how he felt about it. He then turned on her, demanding to know the truth about how deeply she was involved with Michael Baldwin.
Sharon made a special dinner for Nick while the kids were away. Nick was suspicious about their absence, and Sharon reminded him that it had been planned for weeks for them to stay with Doris. When she tried to pour them some wine, Nick refused, saying he wanted to keep a clear head. Then the music she put on, a song that had played while they danced on the beach, reminded him that he'd been living in a fool's paradise. Sharon turned off the music. Nick told Sharon he wanted her to find a new riding instructor for Cassie, and he wanted Noah to start riding, too. Sharon said that would be a good confidence builder, although Noah wouldn't need it, since he was a Newman. After dinner, she suggested he relax on the couch while she cleaned up the kitchen, but Nick said he was going to bed, even though it was early. Later, Sharon sat on the sofa bed in their room and ran her hands down his back. Nick made her stop, and she went to their bed and cried while Nick lay awake.
Diego met his parents at Gina's to tell them his plans to leave town. They were upset and tried to persuade him to stay in Genoa City, but he admitted that he was leaving because of a woman, "Victoria." He said it was a complicated situation. He also explained that Raul wasn't happy about his leaving, but had understood that Diego felt he had to go. His father encouraged him to find a good woman and settle down, and his mother felt that he was running away. She cried as they hugged good-bye.
Victoria was looking for Diego. Cody said he'd returned his key to Crimson Lights earlier. He gave Victoria Diego's parents' phone number. When Victoria spoke to his mother, she learned he'd definitely been planning to leave town, but his mother knew no other details. Victoria left a message for him to call her. Then she went by Gina's. Gina told her Diego had been carrying a duffel bag and had talked to Larry Warton at the bar. Victoria approached Larry, who told "Miss Brash and Sassy" that he didn't know what had happened between her and Diego, but Diego was definitely leaving town that night because he felt like it was the only thing he could do for Victoria.
Victor went home and told Nikki that he'd been to see Sharon, and their son and his wife were definitely having problems. Nikki exploded, blaming Grace, and Victor found out that Nick had asked Grace to come to Genoa City. But he told Nikki Grace wasn't the problem--Nick had found out that Sharon had an affair--with Diego! Nikki was appalled and wondered how Sharon could do such a thing. Victor told her that Sharon had been vulnerable and Diego had taken advantage of her. He was just glad that Victoria was no longer involved with him. Nikki then told him that Victoria had very deep feelings for Diego, and with her mother's encouragement, had gone to find him before he could leave town. Victor was furious, although Nikki explained that she hadn't known about Sharon when she gave their daughter advice. Victor said that it would not happen; Victoria would not catch up with him; and they would not work things out. He stormed out with threats to break Diego.
Diego was futilely trying to hitchhike out of town. Car after car passed him by in the night, but finally one stopped. He threw his duffel bag in the back seat and got in, to see Victoria sitting in the driver's seat.