Sharon and Brad discussed the fact that Phyllis could use the knowledge of their past affair as blackmail in order to force Brad to vote in favor of the Clear Springs project as Jack has drawn it up. Brad felt that Neil, if he wins a board seat, would side with Victor, so Brad's vote wouldn't count anyway. However, Sharon was angry that Phyllis would win, but Brad was pacified by the fact that Phyllis wouldn't use the information against them if she succeeds in getting the funding for Clear Springs.
Nikki told Victoria that she planned to seek a seat on the Newman board and that she would vote against Clear Springs if she were to win a seat. Victor expressed his concern to Jack that Nikki would expect him to support her run for the board. When Jack voiced his apprehension about getting approval for Clear Springs, Victor assured him that it would work out in his favor. Later, when Nikki told Victor that Victoria was pleased to hear about her mother's plans to secure a seat on the board, Victor told her tersely that he had no plans to hold Nikki's hand across the boardroom table when they didn't agree on business matters. He explained that he wished the company to endure—not just for his children, but also for his grandchildren. Victoria later confided to her dad that it would not look right if he did not support his wife's candidacy for the board.
Phyllis told Jack about overhearing Sharon calling her a shameless hussy who'd stolen her husband when Sharon was talking to David. Jack begged Phyllis to let go of her animosity toward Sharon. Jack and Phyllis discussed the fact that Nikki planned to seek a seat on the Newman board. Jack reminded Phyllis that they would both have to work hard to ensure that Clear Springs would be approved because Nikki's vote could nix the deal, if she wins a seat on the board. However, Phyllis said she wouldn't be sure about that because anything could happen and that Jack would be surprised at who may offer support. Later, in Brad's office, Victoria told Brad about Nikki's desire to sit on the board. With Nikki on the board voting against Jack, along with Victoria's and Brad's "no" votes, they'd be assured to defeat Jack's project, Victoria told Brad, confidently.
However, Jack was surprised but pleased after he spoke to Brad in his office and found Brad eager to learn about the Clear Springs project plans. Jack explained that Clear Springs was more than just a development. The project, Jack assured, is an opportunity to revitalize a community and that investors and citizens alike could greatly benefit from it. When Victoria returned to Brad's office and found Jack and Brad talking together, she was surprised to learn that Brad was giving consideration to Jack's proposal. After Jack left, Brad explained that he was just hearing Jack out. Later, Phyllis and Jack discussed Brad's sudden change to side with Jack. Phyllis later paid a visit to Brad and told him about Sharon's bad-mouthing behavior. However, Brad assured Phyllis that he would go to any length to protect the people he loves. When he asked what he could do to change Victoria's vote, Phyllis suggested that he use his charm.
As Sharon was recalling her earlier conversation with Brad regarding the fact that Phyllis knew of their affair and planned to use the information as blackmail, Jack walked in. When Sharon asked him if he was worried about Nikki getting a seat on the board, Jack said that he wasn't particularly because he had just met with Brad, who had suddenly seemed to become supportive of the project. Jack even felt that perhaps Brad would vote against Victoria regarding the issue. Sharon told Jack that she hoped it would work out for him. Later, however, while Jack was telling Phyllis that Sharon was beyond harboring ill feelings toward her, Sharon was in Brad's office saying just the opposite. Brad told Sharon that he had to vote for Clear Springs in order to keep Phyllis quiet. When the two discussed their past affair, Brad admitted that he was not sorry that it happened.
Later, Phyllis confronted Sharon about the mean things she'd said about her to David. Phyllis also brought up the fact that she knew about Sharon's affair with Brad. Sharon apologized and pleaded with Phyllis not to tell Victoria because ruining another marriage would not be worth the risk. However, Phyllis told Sharon that she was being a hypocrite to criticize her for sleeping with Nick when she had slept with Victoria's husband. Phyllis, however, had the last word when she explained that Sharon was expected to convince Brad to vote "yes" for Jack's plan to fund the Clear Springs project. Victoria complained to Nikki that Brad was not agreeing with her regarding Clear Springs.
Daniel received a call of distress from Amber, who later came to his place seeking solace after it was discovered that Cane's DNA test failed to match Jill's. Amber whined that Cane wanted to leave America and go back home to Australia. When Daniel asked Amber if she loved Cane, she said she did, but she couldn't see herself leaving her home. Daniel asked Amber if she had told Cane about her hobby of posting risqué photos of herself on the Internet and chatting with men she didn't know. Amber defended her actions, explaining that she had begun her hobby long before her marriage. She felt that Cane shouldn't care since he has the real deal all to himself. However, Daniel was a bit surprised to learn that Amber had dated men she'd met online. Just as Amber was showing Daniel how to set up an anonymously-billed account on an online dating site, Lily returned home from class. She was surprised to find Amber with Daniel, who was supposed to be working on a term paper.
Jill and Gloria sought guidance from Lauren as they prepared for their roles on the reality-show "Extreme Catwalk." However, Gloria said that she and Jill would need to explore ways to make the show exciting. Lauren was amused when Gloria began practicing the brutal criticisms she planned to use on the show. Gloria said coming up with mean things to say was easy because she just pretended to be talking to Jack. Lauren played the part of the contestant as Jill bestowed praise as the fair judge, and Gloria barraged her with cruel insults as the harsh judge. As they were later toasting their future TV fame, Jack was meeting with Ji Min to order him to thwart Gloria's plans to appear on TV because he didn't want his family mocked. However, when Ji Min attempted to lure Gloria away to Holland to launch her perfume line, Jill managed to convince Ji Min to reschedule because she and Gloria had so wanted to fulfill their roles as TV judges.