Phyllis talked to Elias's killer at the prison in Georgia. She warned him that Damon was going to testify at his parole hearing, and if Dominic should happen to be released, Damon was out for more than revenge. He was out for blood. Dominic told her that he knew that Damon lived in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and if he got out, he was heading straight for her boyfriend's city.
Christine let Daniel leave the house for a break at Crimson Lights. While he was gone, Damon came to check on Daniel. He was surprised to see Christine there and thought it was good that she and Phyllis could overcome their differences for Daniel's welfare. He admitted that Daniel had gotten in trouble after hanging out with the wrong crowd, but he was sure it was okay that Chris had let him leave the house for a while. Daniel had learned a valuable lesson from his mistakes. Christine was a little intrigued by Damon's mystery when he talked about his life and his feelings about protecting children. As Damon was about to leave, he asked Chris if she had a number for Phyllis. Christine said she only had her cell phone number and knew she'd made a trip to Georgia. Stunned to hear where Phyllis was, Damon left the tack house.
Michael told Kevin that he was taking his advice and had asked Lauren to dinner. Kevin tried not to show how upset he was, telling Michael he had to leave to see a girl he'd met at Crimson Lights. After Kevin left, Gloria showed up. She told Michael that Ashley was giving her a hard time about John. Michael wondered why everything had to be a drama with Gloria. He was more concerned about Kevin. In the course of their conversation, Michael figured out that Gloria had somehow slipped up and that Kevin knew he'd been seeing Lauren for a while. He expressed his anger at Gloria before he left the apartment.
At Crimson Lights, Daniel and Kevin had a talk. Daniel didn't understand why Kevin wouldn't confront his brother about Lauren. Kevin said that he was too humiliated. Maybe he didn't do things the way Daniel would, but he was reacting the only way he could. Daniel said that he at least understood Kevin's disappointment about losing someone he cared about. Kevin said that he'd talked to Mackenzie at the coffee shop a few days before. Daniel wondered if she'd mentioned his name. Kevin said she hadn't, but probably only because he hadn't brought Daniel up. Daniel seemed to be struck with an idea of something he could do to get Mac's attention. He left for home, and Kevin reached into his wallet for money to leave a tip. He noticed a picture of Lauren and took it out, tearing it up and scattering the pieces on his table. As he was about to leave, Michael showed up and called his name.
Jill was crushed to find out that Elliott had been embezzling money from Chancellor Industries. Elliott tried to persuade her to run away with him. Jill was furious that he thought she'd do that to her mother. In her anger, she accidentally dropped a glass, which Jack heard as he arrived at the door. He demanded that Jill let him in. Once he was inside, Jill told him that she knew their suspicions about Elliott were correct. Jack and Elliott traded insults, then Jill told him again she couldn't live the way he wanted her to. Jack attempted to find out if it was Elliott who'd tried to get someone from the mob to lean on Jill, but Elliott admitted nothing. With a salute, he was out the front door, saying that it would be months before they could track down what he'd done, and by then, he'd be safe. Jack wrapped his arms around Jill while she told him that she didn't want to cry.
Brad and Ashley were having dinner out because she'd said there were some things they needed to talk about. Brad said that things were not going well at work because of Jack's absence. He blamed Newman for that. Ashley pointed out that her father was also somewhat absent. She was sure that Gloria was not to be trusted, and Gloria had practically dared her to interfere. She really didn't want to see her father emotionally and financially damaged by this woman. Brad suggested that she consult a lawyer, and Ashley agreed that was a good idea. Their conversation took a bad turn when Ashley approached the subject of Victor and Abby. Brad said that Abby had decided for herself that she wanted less to do with Victor. If Ashley tried to encourage that relationship, she wasn't doing it for Abby. She was doing it for Victor. He said he'd lost his appetite, tossed down his napkin, and left the restaurant.
Victor didn't buy Nikki's theory that Brad was Joshua's younger brother, in spite of Nikki's alleged evidence. Whether or not he was, there was no reason for Nikki to tell Brad. Brad's life was already in enough turmoil. Nikki persistently questioned why Victor was so intent on not making things worse with Brad; in fact, why Abby had suddenly become the driving force of his life. Why should her own life be dictated by his obsession with this child? Victor said that he felt he'd already lost Victoria and Nicholas, and family was the most important thing to him. If his relationship with Abby was also gone, he would consider himself a failure as a father. Nikki embraced him with compassion, tears streaming down her face.