While Victor and Nicholas were engaged in their latest argument, they were interrupted by a shriek "NO!" coming from inside. When they ran in, they immediately smelled gas and Nicholas ran and turned it off. The nurse came running down and she and Victor grabbed Cassie to get her some fresh air. The entire family gathered in the room and they all gently told Noah he must never touch the gas again. Nikki commented that it was a good thing he yelled, as it got everyone's attention. Noah told her it wasn't him that yelled, it was Cassie. They all looked at each other quizzically, and Nicholas sat him down and told him it was very important that he tell the truth. Noah insisted it was Cassie, and Nicholas commented that it did, indeed, sound like her. He asked Victor what he thought, and Victor told him that he, too, thought it sounded like her. Noah again insisted he was telling the truth, and that he wanted to start the fire feeding her ice cream. When they all looked shocked by what he said, he went and got the ice cream bowl and showed everyone. With that, Nicholas gathered Cassie in his arms and told him that if she did scream, then she saved Noah's life. He told her how much they all missed her and hoped that her screaming was a sign. Nikki was the first to notice the tear come down from Cassie's eyes, and the entire family started to cry.
Jill and Esther were exchanging a few nasty words when Brock walked in. They began to talk, and Brock told her she should probably lighten up on Billy. Jill went on and on about how they shouldn't be so involved with each other at such a young age, and while Brock agreed, he told her he didn't agree with her method of expression. He told her if she forced Billy to make a choice, he would most assuredly choose Mac and not her. All her behavior was doing, he said, was making them become even more close.
Mac was very surprised by Billy's proposal and kept asking him if he was serious. She asked him if he had asked her to marry him so they could have sex, and he admitted that it was some of it, but it was more because of his feelings. She then asked if it had anything to do with getting back at Jill, and he convinced her it wasn't. He professed his love to her and said some very lovely things to her before she realized he was being serious. Just as he felt she was about to say "yes," he got down on his knees and formally asked her. She happily agreed and he swung her around in his arms. Interrupting their moment, there was a knock on the door—it was Jill.
Ashley chatted with her doctor about how her pregnancy was going, and Ashley expressed some concern about the chemotherapy drugs having an effect on the baby. The doctor told her she had stopped chemo long before conception, and that she wasn't worried about it. She did tell her that her blood pressure was a bit elevated and encouraged her to stay away from stressful situations and people as much as she could. She agreed she would be careful and told the doctor giving this child to Brad was the most important thing in her life right now.
Meanwhile over at Jabot, Dru was spilling her guts in the boardroom about what she saw in the lab. Given her haughty attitude and tattle-tale tone, Brad understandably got a bit defensive when he heard Victor was in the building. John added there was likely a good explanation for Victor being in the lab, and Dru just snorted. Jack told her John was probably right about that, and that she wasn't winning any brownie points by bashing Ashley to that group. Brad announced he felt there was too much bad blood between Dru and Ashley for the relationship to work, which made Dru very nervous. John excused himself to go to another meeting, and she backpedaled a bit, saying how much she wanted this job. Jack dismissed her, and Brad threw her marketing plan at her. After she left, Brad snapped about Victor's nerve in showing up there and how they needed to cut their losses where Dru was concerned. Jack urged him not to let Victor upset him, and further not to upset Ashley. He reminded him Victor almost caused them to divorce, and not to give him the power to hurt them. In a rare moment, the two of them agreed.
Brad went home and waited for Ashley to return from her doctor's appointment. After some gentle small talk, Brad asked her why she didn't tell him aboutVictor's visit. She told him she'd asked him by to warn him about messing with Jabot, but was afraid Brad would freak out if she mentioned it. He calmly told her they couldn't keep secrets from one another, and told her what happened in the board meeting. If she had told him, he said he would have been able to diffuse the situation, rather than letting Dru go off the way she did. They agreed to be open with one another, so nothing and no one could hurt their relationship again.