Victoria surprised Brad with the news that she had discovered from a home pregnancy test that she was pregnant. Brad, who'd been distracted by business matters while shuffling papers on his desk, seemed very pleased to learn that a child was on the way. Later, Brad and Victoria butted heads with Victor when they confronted him with a plan to restore the historic town center at the Clear Springs development instead of building a lakeside resort. Victor nixed Victoria's plan and said that Jack's plan would be implemented whether Victoria and Brad liked it or not.
Later, Nick told Victor that he would somehow see that Brad and Victoria's votes would not lead to approval of their plan. Nick later told Victoria that he didn't appreciate not being told about her revised plan for Clear Springs. He was also upset that she had met with Victor without including him. Regarding other business matters, Nikki confronted Victor about his tactics to ruin Jack, since he was also connected with NVP. Victor told Nikki that she would just have to trust him.
David, who was having breakfast at the club with Sharon, explained that the public would scrutinize her past and asked her to provide an accounting of her life, including issues that could dredge up embarrassment. Sharon told David that she had had a baby while she had been in high school. Sharon explained that the baby, Cassie, had been given up for adoption but that Sharon and Nick had raised the child together after learning that her foster home had been unsuitable.
Later, David spoke about his concern over Sharon's past with Nikki and Victor. Both David and Victor felt that Jack would have to forgo his romantic relationship with Sharon if he wished to appease conservative voters. Sharon and Dru did not see eye-to-eye regarding Sharon's acceptance of David Chow and her defense of Brad, who was not on the best of terms with Neil.
During a ride in the elevator, Phyllis casually asked Sharon about the Ashford Baron Hotel, the mention of which sparked Sharon to remember her tryst with Brad there during a business trip. Sharon's reaction provided another clue for Phyllis that an involvement between Sharon and Brad was more than just a rumor.
Later, as Sharon was telling Brad about the sticky situation she had found herself in as the girlfriend of a politician, Victoria barged in and made an impromptu announcement about her pregnancy, news that she said was to remain a secret for the time being. Sharon offered her congratulations before making a quick exit. However, David Chow again encountered Sharon in the hallway at Newman. He told her that he would not hold her past against her and invited her to dine with him soon.
Victoria shared the news of her pregnancy with Nick, who was a bit hesitant to celebrate the news, since, he explained, Victoria remained concerned about Brad's romantic interest in Sharon. Later, Nick encountered Sharon and Brad having a conversation in the hallway at Newman. Nick later shared his concerns about his sister's husband with Phyllis, who had earlier overheard Sharon and Brad talking about their stay at the Ashford Baron Hotel in New York the previous fall. Picking up on clues from Sharon, Phyllis dug up travel expense records and learned the name of the room service waiter at the hotel.
Later, when Phyllis went to confront Brad, she told him that she'd spoken to Carlos, who had served breakfast to a robe-clad couple in Sharon's room at the Ashford Baron. Brad realized that Phyllis knew about his affair with Sharon. Phyllis told Brad that what she knew would remain a secret as long as his vote sided with Nick's regarding the Clear Springs resort project.
Neil and Dru celebrated Dru's newfound sense of freedom at the club. Neil shared his joy that Dru would soon rejoin him at work. However, Dru explained that she was hesitant about returning to work due to David Chow's presence there. Just after she shared her concerns, David stopped by the Winterses' table. David was quite cordial to the couple.
After explaining that his schedule would become quite busy, handling Jack's campaign, David asked Neil to take over his Granville Global projects. Later, however, when Brad encountered Neil on the elevator at Newman, Brad told Neil that David should not have given Neil control of his Granville Global projects and that Brad would reassign the projects. A rebuffed Neil went straight to Victor's office, and after telling Victor that Brad should never have been appointed a seat on the board, Neil demanded a seat on the board of directors. Victor agreed.