J.T. couldn't understand why Colleen wasn't at the boutique, where they'd arranged to meet. He called Cody to see if she was by any chance at Crimson Lights. Cody told J.T. that Colleen had left earlier, but she might be at Gina's. When J.T. asked why, Cody said that someone, presumably John's assistant, had called and told Colleen to meet her grandfather at the restaurant.
As Colleen beat on the door and begged for someone to get her out of the locked cooler at Gina's, Kevin went through the building pouring alcohol and cleaning solvent all over the kitchen, dining room, and bar. He muttered that Colleen was responsible for getting Neil worked up and sending him to Kevin's place to make threats against him as if he was some kind of pervert. Finally satisfied and probably a little drunk, Kevin vowed that it was time to make Colleen pay. If she was cold, she didn't have to worry; it was about to get very warm. Inside the cooler, an unaware Colleen sank to the floor with tears streaming down her face.
Lily was disgusted to find out that Neil had sent Dru to the gala without him. She figured she was never going to be alone again after what Colleen had done. Neil told her that Colleen and Sierra had told them about Lily's involvement with Kevin because they were worried about her. He then went on to tell Lily that he'd warned Kevin that he was in danger of being prosecuted for statutory rape. Lily freaked out and begged Neil not to call the police. She then realized that she was revealing too much, and assured her father that Kevin and she hadn't done anything. Neil was judging Kevin without even knowing him. Neil said he knew enough. A man in his twenties had no business hitting on girls in an online teen chatroom. Lily retorted that Kevin was the only one who cared about her or understood how she felt. Neil again reiterated that Lily's friends cared. Moreover, he and Dru cared. They loved her and wanted to protect her from men like Kevin. Could Lily not see that separating her from everyone who cared about her and making her feel like he was all she had was his means to taking advantage of her? Did she even know how old Kevin was? Lily ran from the room in tears.
At the ranch, Sharon and Nikki began arguing about Victor's right to know about Abby's paternity just as Victor walked up. He demanded that they stop fighting for the night. The evening would be tense enough if any of the Abbotts came. He would not tolerate any more of their bickering. Later, Sharon saw Nikki and Victor being interviewed for the TV show "Extra." Nikki was taking full credit for the gala. Sharon edged her way in front of the camera and said she'd be glad to answer any questions; she was the one in charge. Nikki gave Victor a "See?" look and walked away.
Cassie introduced Adam to her parents then left to go listen to cooler music at the stable. Nick said he'd check on them later, and Cassie protested that he didn't have to do that. Nick was barely civil to Michael when he came in with Victoria as her date. Sharon warned him not to start anything. Victoria watched Sharon with distaste, calling her the matron of the manor. Sharon wondered if Victoria meant mistress of the manor. Victoria walked away with Michael, only to be met with the sight of Damon walking in the door as Diane Jenkins' escort. Michael could tell Victoria wasn't having a very good time and tried to flirt with her, but her mood was sour.
Later, Nick introduced Sharon to Frederick and Anita Hodges. The two of them were admiring the decorations when Brittany walked in on Bobby's arm. Anita wondered who the handsome man was, and Frederick informed her that it was Bobby Marsino, the man who owned the club where their daughter was a stripper. Brittany introduced him to her parents, and when he got a less than warm welcome, she told them it would be better if they went their separate ways for the evening. She and Bobby then walked into another room only to come face to face with Raul and Lauren. Raul couldn't believe Brittany had come with Bobby. Brittany was just as outraged that he was there with Lauren. Bobby told them they obviously needed to talk, but it wasn't the time or place for that. He pulled Brittany away from Raul. Lauren looked on sympathetically as Raul watched them leave.
Nick approached Jack, telling him that they needed to talk. When Jack wondered why, Nick said he had some information about Michael, his father, and the cosmetics launches. Jack assured him that they could talk any time. Nick later ran into Lauren, who apologized for not being able to give Safra better shelf space in her stores. But she had an existing relationship with Tuvia, which she hoped Nick understood. In fact, it had really surprised her to find Michael Baldwin pushing cosmetics for women of color. He'd stopped just short of bribing her when he was trying to pressure her for better shelf space for the Newman line. Nick felt like he finally had the answer he was looking for; Michael had been bribing retailers for better shelf space.
All the women in Damon's life had their own little crises of the night. Phyllis and Dru had arrived wearing the same dress, a Forrester original. Both women were appalled when they came face to face, then threw their wineglasses in a potted plant while several people looked on in amusement, including Jack, Nick, and Sharon. Later, Dru begged Damon to get her a glass of water and some aspirin.
Phyllis was disgusted to see Diane at the gala. She warned Diane that she'd better be nice to her. When Victor destroyed Jabot, Diane would need to know someone with a job. Diane wasn't worried. Phyllis then asked if Diane had hired someone from an escort service to bring her to the gala. At that point, Damon walked up, and Diane asked him if he'd ever worked for an escort service. Damon laughed and said not that he could remember. He asked Diane to give him a moment alone with Phyllis, but before the two of them could talk, Victoria walked up and asked Phyllis to leave. She told Damon she was surprised to see him. Damon tried to be nice to her, but Victoria walked away in a huff.
Jack and John were disgruntled when they walked into a room with Phyllis and Gina and came face to face with Victor. He thanked them for putting their differences aside for a worthy cause. John bitterly reminded him that the Arts Council gala had always been one of Ashley's favorite events. However, as Victor well knew, she couldn't be there that night after all she'd been put through thanks to him. Victor again said that he hoped they could be civil for the evening. As Victor walked out, John had to be restrained by the others to keep from going after him.
Meanwhile, after her victorious moment with Dayna Devon of "Extra," Sharon was surprised when Agnes scolded her about the lack of food. People were drinking a lot; perhaps Sharon should make sure they had something to eat? Sharon went to talk to Laird Worthington and was reassured that everything was going well. After Nikki made a couple of snide comments to Sharon, she watched from a distance as Laird came up to Sharon. They had a crisis. The caterer's truck had been in an accident. Although no one was hurt, their food was now road kill. They had nothing to serve the guests. He walked away and Sharon looked stricken while Nikki watched her.
Brad was heating up Chinese takeout at home and trying to cheer Ashley up. As they talked, Ashley's mind kept wandering as she daydreamed about holding little Robert in her arms. While Brad talked about how worried she was making him and suggested that she might need professional help, Ashley assured him she didn't need any help. Little Robert was perfect and beautiful. She had wanted so much to give him a son. Brad was remorseful that Ashley had seen Robert in the morgue when he drifted off to sleep at the hospital. He agreed that any child of Ashley's would be beautiful. But he'd been thinking; maybe when Ashley was feeling better, they could discuss adoption. Ashley told him they didn't need to adopt a child; their family was perfect as it was. Brad again missed the implications of her words, not knowing that in Ashley's mind, Robert was still very much alive. When he went to the kitchen, Ashley picked up the blanket she'd made for Robert and walked out the front door in her robe, cradling the blanket as if it was an infant.