Nikki spotted Katherine, Esther, and Mac sitting at a table in the athletic club restaurant when she walked in. She stopped to speak to them, and Katherine said they were trying to cheer up Mac, which wasn't easy. Katherine pointed across the room, where J.T. and Brittany were also having breakfast. Nikki told Mac not to give J.T. that much power over her. She was too pretty and had too much going for her to waste her time on him.
Nikki then moved on to the table where Sharon was sitting alone. Sharon wondered if Nikki was following her, but Nikki said she was glad Sharon was getting out of the house. Sharon admitted that she didn't want to be there alone, so she'd come to the restaurant to write in her journal. Nikki was intrigued, not having realized that Sharon kept a journal. Sharon said she'd just started it as a way to cope with her feelings about Cassie. Nikki had another suggestion that she thought might be helpful; Sharon could plan this year's gala. Sharon was aghast that Nikki wanted her to bury herself in a social event when she was still grieving. She was also defensive when Nikki mentioned Brad's name. Sharon abruptly left the restaurant, telling Nikki that she'd find her own ways to deal with her grief.
J.T. was uncomfortable about making a show of being at the restaurant with Brittany after he spotted Mac watching them. He wanted to leave, but when Brit saw Vinny walk in, she told him to sit down. J.T. saw Vinny and said he didn't seem very threatening. Brittany reminded him that Vinny was working with other men, and this was their chance to show him that they were a couple. J.T. sat back down, taking Brittany's hand. While Vinny watched, Mac crossed the room and confronted the couple. She warned J.T. that he was making a mistake by getting involved with Brittany. She'd hurt Billy, Raul, and now Bobby. No doubt she would hurt J.T. one day, too. Mac then left with her grandmother and Esther, and later, J.T. and Brittany left.
Nikki watched Vinny as he stared at J.T. and Brittany, then she confronted him at the bar. She wondered why he was so interested in the couple and asked who he was and if he was a member of the club. Vinny gave her his name then told her that he was out of there. Nikki watched speculatively as Vinny left the athletic club.
Bobby was annoyed when J.T. showed up at his apartment, and J.T. insisted that he hadn't been followed. He wanted to know what Bobby's plan was, because he was getting tired of playing the role of Brittany's baby's father. Bobby said the first part of the plan was convincing everyone that he and Brittany had broken up. If that didn't succeed, there might not be a second part, because Vinny would have Bobby killed. J.T. warned him to resolve this situation quickly, or he'd do it himself. After J.T. left, Vinny came to Bobby's to tell him that he'd seen J.T. and Brit together at the athletic club. When Bobby asked why Vinny was telling him that, Vinny told him that he knew what Bobby's first job was going to be.
As ordered, Brad showed up in Victoria's office at Newman Enterprises first thing in the morning. When Victoria offered him a job, Brad turned her down. Before he could leave, Victoria assured him that she needed his talent and that her father, although he had reservations, supported her decision. She also said that if Nick came back, he would have to work with her regarding the decisions she'd made during his absence. If Brad was doing a good job, Nick would have no reason to get rid of him. Brad finally accepted her offer, and Victoria told him that he had someone he could thank. Sharon had been a strong believer in thinking Brad would be right for the job. Brad was surprised that Sharon had any influence over Victoria, and Victoria assured him that whatever Sharon's opinion, Victoria would have thought it was a good idea.
Sharon heard Victoria's comment as she walked into the office and acidly thanked Victoria for her faith in Sharon's judgment. When Victoria left for a meeting, Brad asked Sharon how she was doing and if she'd heard from Nick. Sharon said she was doing lousy, and there was no news from California. Even when that situation was resolved, however, she didn't think it was going to give Nick the peace he wanted. Brad said maybe not, but he still understood why Nick was looking for Daniel. And when he came home, he'd find Sharon and Noah there, and they could all help each other deal with their loss. Sharon thanked Brad for being a good friend and hugged him, which Victoria witnessed from outside the office.
Lily and Daniel woke up on the beach, depressed because of the grim reality that faced them. Now Lily as well as Daniel was considered a fugitive and a suspect in the shooting of the clerk at the convenience store. Daniel insisted that it was time for Lily to call the police and turn herself in, while Daniel went on without her. Lily couldn't bear for them to separate and begged Daniel for a little time on the beach together so she'd have some memories to hold on to. As they were walking, she borrowed a surfer's cell phone and called her Uncle Malcolm to see if they'd found any evidence proving that Cassie had been driving the car. Malcolm told her they were working on it, but it might take some time. He begged Lily to come home and not to hang up on him, but she cut the call short.
Malcolm was in Paul's office with Paul and Detective Weber, who was curious about who Malcolm's call was from. Malcolm and Paul continued to plead with him to let Paul investigate Daniel's car. Weber reminded them that it had already been gone over for evidence, was totaled, and was impounded. He was annoyed that they were going to try to find some evidence that would clear Daniel instead of seeing to it that Daniel paid for his crime. Weber finally agreed that Paul could go over the car with one of Genoa City's CSI people, but only if Daniel turned himself in first. After Weber left, Malcolm told Paul that he might need to leave town for a while. Paul pointed out that if Lily returned, she was going to need her uncle's support. Malcolm told Paul that he had no idea how complicated the situation was.
Neil hung up from a call from Malcolm and seemed reluctant to divulge their conversation to Phyllis and Nick. But Phyllis guessed that Malcolm had heard from Lily and demanded to know what was going on. Neil said that Nick wasn't going to like what he heard. Malcolm had not only heard from Lily, but Daniel's memory of the accident was coming back. He was sure that it had been Cassie, not him, driving the car. Nick was furious, accusing Daniel of trying to get out of paying for his crime by blaming Cassie. He tore out of Brendan's house to go to the beach and look for Daniel himself. Phyllis and Neil followed him, persuading him to go into the beach cafe to eat breakfast.
After Daniel persuaded Lily to go to the beach cafe without him, he watched her walk across the beach. Neil had come outside the cafe and spotted his daughter, running to her and hugging her. He told her never to run away again and warned her that she'd caused all kinds of trouble for herself and others. But he was just glad to have her safe in his arms. When he couldn't reach Drucilla, he called Malcolm to tell him that Lily was safe, but as he was trying to call the police over Lily's protests, Nick and Phyllis came outside and saw Lily. Phyllis wanted to know where Daniel was, and Lily tried to cover for him, but Nick spotted Daniel watching them from a distance. He asked Lily if Daniel had a gun. When Lily said no, Phyllis screamed for Daniel to run. Daniel took off down the beach with Nick in hot pursuit and Phyllis running after Nick. When Nick caught Daniel and threw him on the ground in a rage, Phyllis came between them, warning Nick not to hurt her son.