Victor pressed Phyllis for details about what Jack was up to. He was sure Jack had offered the CEO position to Victoria. Phyllis told him that Jack had hired Jill to fill the position, but Victor didn't let up. Phyllis finally admitted that Jack had offered the job to Victoria first, but she turned it down. He'd made a promise to Jill, so Victor had nothing to worry about. Victor told Phyllis that Jack's promises meant nothing and left.
Jack went to talk to Ashley about the Jill/Victoria situation. Ashley warned him that Victoria was manipulating him to strike back at Victor and Nick. In time, she'd end up back at Newman, and Jabot would end up without a CEO or any good people because they all would have quit. As they were talking, Jill came in and infuriated Jack by telling him she'd asked his assistant to schedule a meeting with the Chancellor board so her new job could be formalized. Jack told her to reverse her plans.
Nikki went to Phyllis's and asked if she'd seen Victoria; she was worried that her daughter might have left town again. Phyllis pointed out all Victoria's clothes and said she was obviously still in town. After Phyllis left, Victoria came in. Nikki told her she was glad she'd decided to stay in Genoa City; it was going to mean so much to Victor to have his two children working together at Newman. Victoria said she hadn't changed her mind about working there. But what would her mother think of the two of them working together at Jabot? Nikki was appalled and guessed that this had been Jack's idea. She said that Jack was obviously once again manipulating people to strike out at Victor. Victoria disagreed, saying it was just business.
Victor met with Katherine and again warned her that he thought she'd made a mistake by appointing Jack CEO of Chancellor. He also wondered why she'd relented and let Jack hire Jill. Katherine said she'd done it out of exasperation; she was tired of being badgered by Jill. Victor then told her that Victoria was back in town and he suspected that Jack had offered Jabot's CEO position to Victoria. Katherine looked more intrigued than shocked.
Nick and Sharon talked about the possibility of Victoria remaining in Genoa City. Sharon assured him that Victor's desire for Victoria and Nick to work together at Newman was more about family than business. Nick wasn't buying it. He knew that if Victoria came back to Newman, ultimately she'd edge him out, but the end result would be that his father was calling the shots again. He wasn't going to let that happen. He was going to run Newman successfully, not only to prove something to everyone else, but to prove something to himself.
At Walnut Grove, Cassie ran into Daniel, who told her she looked better with less makeup. Cassie overheard him talking to other students about a party the next night. When she went home, she followed her father's suggestion and asked Sharon to help her learn how to put on makeup. As Sharon gave her a more subtle look, Cassie remembered Daniel saying how much better she looked and smiled. She thanked her mother for her help then asked if she could be ungrounded. Sharon promised to discuss it with Nick, happy that she and Cassie had shared a bonding moment.
Daniel asked Sierra how Lily was doing, but wouldn't give her any details about what was going on with them. Later, Sierra talked to Lily, who told her that Daniel had caved in to their mothers and decided to stop seeing her. She felt like she had nothing but horrible luck with guys. Sierra told her that Daniel was crazy about her; there had to be more to it than that. Later, Daniel looked frustrated as Lily walked by him on her way to the library to study.
J.T. took Mac to the emergency room after accidentally making her spill boiling water on her leg. Olivia treated her for her burns and told her she could go home; everything would be fine. J.T. took her home, and once again the two were on the verge of sharing a kiss when someone knocked on the door. It was Robin, who J.T. had made a date with. When J.T. told her about his afternoon and tried to cancel, Mac told him and Robin to go ahead. She'd be fine. But after J.T. left, it was obvious that she was hurt and disappointed.
Kevin had another therapy session and told his doctor everything that had been going on with the Abbotts and with Mac. The doctor told him that he needed to walk away from relationships that were frustrating to him and nurture the ones that made him feel positive about himself. Later, when Kevin left her office, he stopped in her waiting room and made a call to Mac. He invited her to Michael's special family dinner that night. After first saying no, Mac agreed to meet him at Michael's place. Kevin happily closed his cell phone and left. A man sitting in the waiting room lowered his paper and turned out to be Tom, who was very interested to hear that Michael, Kevin, and Gloria would all be at Michael's place that night.