J.T. ran into Raul studying for finals at Crimson Lights. Raul questioned J.T. about his career, and J.T. admitted that Shiloh seemed to have put him on hold. In that case, Raul thought that J.T. should get in touch with Colleen. J.T. disagreed, saying they were in two different places and that's the way it was going to stay. As they talked, Mac called J.T. on his cell phone to find out where something was in the loft. Raul realized that he'd forgotten to call Mac and tell her that she couldn't move in. He told J.T. about Brittany's decision and said he had to stop Mac before Brit came home. In fact, J.T. was going with him to help move Mac's stuff out. J.T. refused, saying he'd just moved it all in. Raul said good, then he was warmed up. A grumbling J.T. followed him out of the coffee shop, insisting that he wasn't picking up anything heavy.
Brittany was startled to come home and find Mackenzie unpacking her possessions. When she told Mac that Raul was supposed to have told her she couldn't move in, Mac immediately said that she understood. They'd never been best friends, so she would find another place to stay. Brittany knew she didn't want to go to her grandmother's as long as Jill was there, but Mac said she could find somewhere else. Brittany said she didn't have to leave immediately. Why didn't she tell Brit about the work she'd been doing? Mac talked about teaching on the reservation and the alternative healthcare providers she'd met there. If Brittany ever had a headache, she should call Mac. Mac could help her get rid of it, and it was all legal. Brittany smiled and glanced at her scar in the mirror. She wondered what Mac would do if she saw her on the street and didn't know her. Mac said first she'd be glad she wasn't her, then she might feel sorry for her. But once she saw Brittany smile, it would remind her that if Brittany could get through that, then she herself could get through anything. Brittany was touched, saying Mac made it sound like she could inspire people. Mac said that was true. Brittany then said she thought they could work out the living situation; she wanted Mac to stay. When Raul and J.T. burst in to warn Mac to leave, they were surprised to find the girls getting along just fine. They were even more surprised to find out the solution; J.T. and Raul would have to share a room so Mac could stay. After a few moments of objections, the guys agreed to it, although J.T. warned Raul that he'd better not snore. They then welcomed a smiling Mac to her new home.
At Crimson Lights, Nick admitted to Cassie that Sharon was getting professional help for her problems. Sometimes adults just got stressed out with all their responsibilities. Cassie said that she and Noah had already noticed that Sharon was doing better. Then she wondered if things were okay with Nick. Was he at Crimson Lights in order to avoid going to work at Newman? Nick told her that he was no longer working there. Cassie said that Sharon had told her that Neil was working as CEO and that Victor had asked him to help build a community center. She thought it was a great idea and an important project, and Nick should help him with it. Nick questioned whether Sharon had told her to say that. Cassie said that everyone knew there were problems between Nick and Victor. She just remembered when she went to a center like that when she was living with Millie in Madison. There had been so many things to do there. Nick could work with Victor to make something like that and help his relationship with his father, too. After giving her father something to think about, Cassie left for school.
Sharon was startled to come home and find Cameron inside drinking champagne. When she asked him to leave, Cameron said he was there to see Nick. He wanted to know if Nick was going to accept his offer. When Sharon insisted that Nick didn't need Cameron's job, Cameron said she must not have much faith in her husband. Since Victor had cut him loose, it was a smart business decision for Cameron to snap him up. Sharon told him that she knew his offer wasn't about Nick. It was about her and making her life miserable after all that had happened. Cameron said that Sharon had one foot in fantasy and one in reality. Obviously she wanted every man she met to be obsessed with her. He admitted that something had happened between them in Denver, but she needed help for the rest of her delusions. Sharon angrily picked up the champagne bottle and asked him to leave. Cameron asked if she was living out her fantasies and warned her to be careful; someone might get hurt. Sharon put the bottle down and vowed not to let him get to her. Cameron apologized for stepping over a line and suggested that the two of them find a way to get along, especially if Nick decided to work for him. Sharon told him to take his job offer and his champagne and get out of there. After a smirking Cameron left, Sharon locked the door and ran to the phone to call Crimson Lights. When Trevor said Nick was already gone, she hung up the phone and begged Nick to hurry home. She had to tell him the truth before she lost her nerve.
Jack was trying to figure out ways to cut costs when Brad showed up. Jack waved Damon's contract and said that was one expense they could get rid of. He then questioned what was going on with Victor about Abby. He scoffed at their plan to get counseling for Abby before they decided what to do. He warned Brad that he and Ashley needed to do everything possible to keep Victor out of their daughter's life. If they were determined to seek professional help, they should find someone who would tell Victor how harmful his desire to be a part of Abby's life would be to her. Brad furiously told Jack to stay out of it. He was not going to be so irresponsible and reckless as to put his little girl in the middle of a game of chicken with Victor Newman. He sarcastically thanked Jack for his advice and walked out.
Nikki showed up at Ashley's just as Ashley was about to take her daughter skating. Nikki said she was there to find out when Victor was going to be allowed to see Abby. Ashley insisted that the situation was more complicated than that. As she and Nikki argued about Victor's desire to spend time with Abby, Abby came downstairs. Ashley tried to figure out how much her daughter had heard, and Nikki greeted Abby, wondering if she knew who Nikki was. Abby said yes. She was Nikki, who was married to her other daddy, Victor. Ashley looked stunned and told Abby to go get her skates. When Abby left after giving Nikki a cheery goodbye, Ashley told Nikki that was the first time Abby had mentioned Victor's name since the day she'd heard the tape. She would take care of things immediately.
Victor went to an abandoned building with his probation officer, Ms. Davis. She was appalled by the state of disrepair and wondered about his plans. Was he just going to write checks to get everything cleaned up? Victor said no. He'd be doing it himself. He'd wanted his son to help him, but Nick wasn't interested. However, he did plan to get the neighborhood involved in the project so they'd feel pride in creating something for themselves there. Ms. Davis hoped his plans would work for the neighborhood and the people who lived there. But to do her job, she had to keep a close eye on him. Victor talked a little about the way he grew up, coming from a neighborhood much like that one. It was his dream to give kids a place where they could have activities and opportunities. When Ms. Davis had to leave, Victor told her to be careful. She said that she always was. After she left, Victor sat down and looked around, then was surprised when Nick showed up and commented on what a dump it was. Victor asked what Nick was doing there, and Nick admitted that he didn't know.