As Nicholas paced the floor because he couldn't sleep, Sharon came into the living room in her bathing suit. After he declined both her offer of a glass of wine and accompanying her for a swim, she went up to the pool alone. As she walked out the door, Victor was walking in, looking for Nicholas. Much to Nicholas' chagrin, Victor told him he was aware of the whole family situation. He told Nicholas he should really take a long look at the situation and consider the things they are going through are painful, but common. He told him to consider everything he might lose before making any rash decisions, and that there is a way to fix everything. Nicholas told his dad this was the hardest situation he had ever dealt with. He expressed his disdain at Vicki's possible reunion with Diego and said he wished he would just leave town once and for all. When Victor asked about Grace, Nicholas just avoided the question and told his dad he sent her back to New York. Once Victor got up to leave, Nicholas told Victor that Vicki probably wouldn't listen to him about Diego, to which Victor replied, "But Diego will."
Up at the pool, Nikki confronted Sharon about her infidelity. When she gave Sharon a piece of her mind, Sharon reminded her that not all that long ago, Nicholas had done the same thing to her. She asked Nikki to remember how she begged Sharon to forgive Nicholas, and how she has a double standard where forgiveness is concerned. Nikki was not listening to Sharon's excuses and went so far as to accuse her of setting her sights on Diego far before they slept together. Sharon denied the accusation, and tried to explain to Nikki that when she saw Grace Turner in town, she panicked, and that's how the whole situation with Diego got out of control. Not really open to a word Sharon had to say, Nikki seemed to take pleasure in telling her that Grace was back in town. When Sharon went back downstairs, Victor was on his way out. He asked if she had seen Victoria, and Sharon told him she had just seen her car near the tack house.
Down at the tack house, Vicki told Diego she was upset that he was leaving town, and that if he really cared, he wouldn't leave. He told her the only reason he was leaving was because he wanted to do what he thought was best for her. He told her he didn't want her to have to choose between their relationship and her family, and that he wanted her to be happy. Approaching him, she told him she couldn't be happy without him. After making love, they began to question whether or not their relationship could work, but both agreed to try. Vicki decided to go to the main house to get Diego something to eat, and a few minutes after he left, Victor walked in, looking very angry.
Brittany and her mother met for dinner at Gina's to discuss what their attorney advised. The attorney strongly suggested Brittany participate in community service to at least appear remorseful. Brittany, not very thrilled, said she really just wanted to leave town, because of her heartbreak over Raul. Her mother told her love was just a fantasy and that Brittany was far to young to understand the realities of life and love. Brittany sarcastically replied by telling her mother that she had always given her the finest love money could buy. After calling her ungrateful, her mother got up and left without eating.
At the coffee house, Raul struggled to walk in wearing his back brace. Larry approached him and they had a cup of coffee together. They talked a little bit about Diego and how Larry saw a very upset Vicki at Gina's. The conversation turned to Brittany, and when Larry asked if Raul missed her, he had a hard time denying it. Larry suggested he call her, but Raul said he would actually rather talk to her in person. He went on to say she had probably already found someone new, and that he was probably better off forgetting about her. As he said it, Brittany walked up to the table.
In the park, Michael was berating Isabella for being so careless where Christine was concerned. Isabella told him she felt she was doing just fine, and that it's best that Paul see Christine around and get comfortable with it. Michael warned her it would backfire, and told her that Christine was determined to get information on her, so she had better stay out of her way. In fact, he said, Isabella should start by uninviting Christine to Ricky's christening. After leaving the park, Isabella took his advice and went to go visit Christine at the law firm.
At the same time, Christine and Paul were involved in a contentious conversation. He pointedly asked her if she was sleeping with Michael, and she didn't hide how disgusted she was that he had asked. She got very defensive and asked how dare he ask her that. She told him Michael was a changed man, and pointed out what a snake she thought Isabella was. She went on to tell Paul how unhappy he seemed even though he had finally gotten everything he said he wanted. Pushing him even further, she asked him why he was so jealous of Michael, which infuriated him even further. He denied being jealous and asked what she planned to do. She told him she planned to go to the apartment and drop off some of her belongings before leaving town on business.