Nikki was startled when she walked into Victor's office and found Sharon sitting in his chair. She asked what Sharon was doing there -- surely, Nikki said, Sharon hadn't been invited. They began to argue, and Nikki gave Sharon a piece of her mind, detailing what Sharon had put the family through by leaving. Sharon said she had needed to return to see her children, and Nikki said not to forget that part of Sharon's returning was likely also because of her obsession with Victor. Sharon denied that immediately and said she wanted to help heal her children.
Nikki venomously told Sharon that the children didn't want to see Sharon and that Sharon was a pathetic excuse for a mother. Equally venomous, Sharon shot back that Nikki was an aging, bitter, and jealous woman who probably just wanted the children for herself. Nikki slapped Sharon for the nasty words. Just then, Victor walked in and demanded to know what was going on. He reminded them it was his place of business, and he had been able to hear them arguing all the way down the hall.
Victor looked at Sharon and told her to leave, which she gladly did. Nikki got in the last word, saying, "And don't come back!"
Nikki asked Victor what Sharon was doing there, but he didn't want to talk about it. She was glad to change the subject and told him why she was there in the first place: Phyllis. She said she had thought he had sent her to the Abbotts with a doomsday message and asked him to back off on the pressure tactics and to play fair. He denied sending her over there and said he had just told her the truth about Jabot's financial situation. He reiterated it to Nikki, telling her Jack was making a huge mistake and that she should distance herself from the situation.
Victor warned Nikki it would be unavoidable for her to be caught in the crossfire. She told him she thought he was a ruthless man -- that is, except where Sharon was concerned. He tried to explain that Sharon was the mother of their grandchildren and that the children needed her. He strongly urged Nikki not to interfere -- he had made that mistake, and it had had devastating consequences. Angry, she stomped out and slammed the door behind her.
John confronted Charlotte about her not really being Jill's birth mother. She tried to act as though he was crazy, but he saw right through her. He challenged her, giving her one last chance to come clean, or he would go straight to Jill with what he knew. She looked worried and started pleading with him, saying how happy Jill was to have Charlotte in her life. John said he would pull Katherine into the situation, as he knew they recognized one another.
Charlotte nervously told John that Katherine hated Jill and that Jill wouldn't believe a word Katherine said, anyway. She also asked if there was any way she could get him to stop it -- she had grown to like Jill a lot. He told her all she was concerned about was gaining a wealthy relative, and he was going to tell Jill the truth. Just then, Jill walked in the office, excited to tell Charlotte about the new wardrobe she had bought for Charlotte.
Charlotte immediately got belligerent and told Jill to take back the outfits. Furthermore, Charlotte said, she was leaving, and Jill should call her a cab. Jill offered to drive her, but John urged Jill to stay because he felt they needed to talk. After putting Charlotte in a cab, Jill returned, and John gently broke the news to her that Charlotte was not her birth mother. He told her how sorry he was to have to tell her, but Charlotte was a fraud.
Katherine looked out the window, remembering something from the past. She heard voices screaming -- a woman saying she didn't "want to do it" and a man goading her on. Out loud, she said, "Damn you, John, for opening all of this up." Just then, the doorbell rang -- it was Charlotte. Katherine rudely asked what she was doing there.
Brittany was about to leave the apartment to go see her mother when Raul walked in. He asked her to wait and talk with him before leaving, and though she protested, she listened to what he had to say. He tried to gently mention what Colleen had told him, but Brittany only really wanted to talk about what a jerk she thought her dad was being to her mom. He tried telling her she should stay neutral; after all, there could be things she wasn't aware of. Finally, he just blurted out that her mother wasn't as innocent as Brittany thought. He told her Colleen had seen Brittany's mom with another guy...and shocked her by saying it was J.T.
At the coffeehouse, Lily did her best to comfort Colleen after she told the news. Lily was completely shocked when she found out it wasn't a college girl but Brittany's mother. Colleen got so upset when telling Lily that she ran out of the coffeehouse and went on her way to confront J.T.
Meanwhile, J.T. went back to Lauren's to get Colleen's gift. He told her he was really glad he had broken things off with Anita and was going to be good to Colleen because he loved her. Lauren gave him the gift for Colleen, and he was sure she would love it. With that, he left to go meet her at their secret place and was excited to give her the gift. When Colleen sat down to open it at his insistence, she looked at him and broke down and cried.
Nick approached Cassie and told her they needed to talk about Sharon, because she had returned to Genoa City. He told her Sharon really missed Cassie and Noah and wanted to see them. Cassie expressed strong indifference about Sharon's return but was concerned that Nick would let Sharon move back in.
After assuring Cassie he wouldn't let Sharon move back in, Nick said that seeing Sharon might stop Cassie's nightmares, but she wasn't interested. She told him she was getting cooking lessons from Miguel so she could take over, but Nick stopped her, saying he didn't want her to suddenly stop being a kid. Ending the conversation, she told him she was going upstairs to do her homework and left.
Soon after, Sharon knocked on the door, wanting to see the kids. She and Nick talked briefly. Sharon told him how sorry she was and broke down and cried. He told her he had tried to get Cassie to see her, but she just wasn't ready, and he was sorry for that. Sharon cried on the steps, saying that she didn't know how she could go on without Cassie. Little did either of them know, Cassie was watching and listening to them through the stained glass window.