Mac was studying in the loft, but she kept being distracted by J.T. The two of them began to talk again in the flirtatious way they had earlier that day. Mac chided him for not being a better student, and J.T. said he remembered all his Spanish from high school. When Mac tested him with a sentence in Spanish, J.T. smiled and kissed her. Afterward, he said, "I like the way you kiss, too," and Mac smiled at him.
Tom continued to look around Michael's apartment, taking note of a picture of Michael with Lauren and picking up things and putting them in his pocket. Later, he sat alone in a diner and looked at the newspaper article about Kevin winning the lottery. He muttered that Kevin had been living the good life and doing well for himself.
Daniel said goodbye to Trevor, the Crimson Lights barista who was moving to Oklahoma. When Kevin approached Daniel afterward, Daniel told him that Neil had confronted him about their friendship. As long as Daniel was friendly to Kevin, Neil didn't want Daniel around Lily. Kevin apologized, and Daniel admitted that he, not Kevin, was the one responsible for what had gone wrong between Lily and Alex. But Kevin's negative influence on his life still frustrated him. After Kevin left, Devon showed up to get coffee for himself, Lily, and Olivia. Daniel asked him how Lily was doing, and Devon coldly assured him that Lily was fine. She was already getting past her feelings for Daniel, and she had her family, including him, to help her through it. Daniel said that was good; he just wanted to know that Lily was okay.
Kevin went to ask Neil not to blame Daniel for Kevin's past mistakes. Kevin appreciated that Daniel had been one of the few people in Genoa City who'd been willing to give him a chance when he started making positive changes to his life. But they weren't that close. Neil wasn't buying it and wanted to know why Kevin was being so helpful to someone who wasn't a close friend. Lily came in, and Kevin took that opportunity to leave. Lily asked Neil why he'd been there. Neil said he wasn't sure, but something was up between Kevin and Daniel. He now agreed with Dru. He didn't want Lily anywhere near Daniel Romalotti.
Christine went to Michael's to apologize. She wasn't sorry for telling Michael and Paul to put their differences aside, but she hadn't wanted things to be as tense as they were. She then asked Michael how Kevin was doing. Michael said that Kevin couldn't get a break. He told her about Kevin saving John's life and how that hadn't made any difference in how the Abbotts felt about his brother. After Christine left, Kevin came home in a bad mood. He told Michael that no matter what he did to make things better, he only made them worse. Sometimes it seemed he'd never change people's attitudes toward him, even though he was himself a better person. Michael told him not to be impatient. He knew from experience that acceptance didn't happen overnight. Kevin assured him that he wasn't going to stop therapy. And no matter how things were between their mother and John, Kevin felt really good about saving John's life. The brothers wondered what it would have been like to grow up with a father like John instead of Tom. But Kevin said that wasn't the way it was. Michael agreed and said all they could do was move forward.
Dr. Walker told Ashley, Jack, and Gloria that John had come through the surgery fine. He was going to have a long and difficult recuperation however, and he'd need all of their support to get through it. Ashley insisted that she be the one who stay the night with John. Later, when Ashley was talking to her father, John told her that he'd had a dream about Kevin hovering over him. Ashley told him that hadn't been a dream; Kevin really had been there. When John wondered what Kevin had done to him, Ashley said Kevin hadn't hurt him. Kevin had been the one who called for help and saved John's life.
Although Gloria had wanted to stay at the hospital, Jack talked her into letting him take her home. The two of them were appalled by the sight of John's blood in the foyer. Gloria begged Jack to work with her to take care of John. She had no intention of being anywhere but by his side, and it would be better if John could come home and get well in a peaceful house. Jack seemed moved by her sincerity and her genuine regret for the pain she'd caused his father. Later, he sent her upstairs to bed because they were both getting upset as they cleaned up the blood.
Cassie and Noah were thrilled to see their Aunt Victoria, and as the Newman family enjoyed a special homecoming dinner prepared by Miguel, Victoria couldn't stop looking around at her family. Later, after Sharon took the kids home and Victor and Nikki went upstairs, Nick and Victoria had a talk. Victoria said that it had felt good for all of them to be together as a family without anyone arguing, but Nick said they really weren't a normal family; that was a fantasy. Nick seemed eager to hear Victoria say that she was going back to Italy, but Victoria wanted to know why he'd put Drucilla in charge of the cosmetics division. She clearly wasn't qualified. Nick said that what Dru lacked in experience she made up for in enthusiasm. Victoria said the timing was interesting, since Nick had made Dru the permanent offer at the same time their parents were visiting Victoria in Italy. Nick wondered if she was going to stay in town and challenge him. Victoria said the only thing she was certain of after talking to him was that her life needed to go in a new direction.
Jill went to the Abbott house to ask Jack how John was doing. She'd heard the news about his accident while she was at work. Jack wondered why she was at Jabot so late, and Jill said she was catching up. She assured him that she was going to be a great CEO for Jabot; Jack could focus on his other work at Chancellor and give all the time he needed to his father to help with John's recovery. Jack agreed that he and Jill would make a good team and promised to talk to her first thing in the morning. After Jill left, Jack was startled when Victoria showed up at his door. Victoria wanted to know if the CEO position that he'd offered her was still open.