Michael was still livid when he arrived home after his meeting with Jeffrey. He told Lauren that Jeffrey admitted that he was blackmailing Gloria because he knows that Gloria tainted the Jabot face cream and that Michael and Lauren were both accessories after the fact. Lauren was shocked when Michael told her that Jeffrey was brazen enough to request that Michael serve as his best man. Lauren, however, affirmed that they could beat Jeffrey at his own game because they're smarter and stressed that they must succeed. Michael thought about their predicament for a moment, and then he recalled that Jeffrey and William didn't get along, that Jeffrey was once imprisoned in Africa and that he never discusses his line of work. Michael wondered if, perhaps, William kept a diary. After going through his mental checklist, Michael announced that he and Lauren, if they wish to get the upper hand, must contain Gloria, because she gets deeper into trouble every time she attempts to handle a situation on her own.
Gloria paid a visit to Jeffrey's room where he presented brochures describing perfect honeymoon destinations. When Gloria acted as if she were stalling, citing Michael's suspicions, Jeffrey called her bluff, explaining that he'd just met with Michael, who admitted that he's known what Jeffrey was up to for quite some time. Gloria feigned shock when Jeffrey demanded $100,000 to make arrangement for them to marry immediately. Gloria refused to write a check and suggested instead, since the blackmail scheme was revealed, that they hurry off to Vegas to wed there. After William, armed with Gloria's credit card, went down to the Genoa CityAC travel desk to book their flights, Gloria phoned Kevin and told him that their little plan had worked and the marriage was arranged. The next step, Gloria explained, would be to figure out how Jeffrey planned to kill her after they marry, and then she'd be free. Gloria later met Kevin at the coffeehouse and told him that while she's away tying the knot with Jeffrey, she needed him to plan phase two of their scheme. Kevin teased that Gloria's death should be a grisly one. A stoic Gloria insisted that her "death" should seem like an accident and, unhappy that she was being forced to marry her blackmailer, pressed Kevin to have good news ready when she returns. When Gloria later arrived at Michael and Lauren's to pack for her "business trip," she berated Michael for having confronted Jeffrey. Gloria also promised Michael and Lauren that the whole fiasco with Jeffrey would soon be over. After Gloria left the room to pack, Michael turned to Lauren and vowed that he'd find out where Gloria was headed. Back at Genoa CityAC, Jeffrey packed his bags, too. Just before Gloria set off with her packed bags, she told Lauren and Michael that she was headed off to handle Jabot business in Albuquerque and would be returning in a few days. Kevin, just arriving however, met his mother at the door and wished her well on her trip to Nevada. After Gloria left, Michael and Lauren prepared to follow Gloria's trail. Kevin attempted to detain Michael and Lauren by begging them to watch a Hitchcock DVD with him.
April arrived unexpectedly at Genoa City to see about Heather, who stormed out. April heatedly questioned Paul's motives for having told Heather that he is her father. Paul explained that Heather lives and works in Genoa City and he sees her every day, so he couldn't just keep quiet about being her father. Paul said he had hopes that Heather would forgive him. April accused Paul of turning Heather's life upside-down in order to give himself closure. Paul told April that he planned to repair his relationship with Heather and explained that she could either choose to stay and help or she could just leave and let Paul deal with Heather his way. Heather ended up at Crimson Lights. She couldn't help but notice dozens of distinctive fliers pleading for Jana Hawks' release. Heather, regretting her decision to bolt instead of facing her parents, phoned and asked her mother to come, without Paul. Later, Maggie advised Paul to take it slowly with Heather, as she was already over-involved with a very stressful job. Maggie, citing the fact that Heather is dealing with anger from her past, also recommended that Paul cut himself a little slack. Paul told Maggie that maybe he was selfish to dump everything on Heather, perhaps causing more damage than he could ever fix. Maggie, however, reminded Paul that the truth's out and cannot be taken back, so he had no other choice. He must fix his relationship with his daughter.
Kevin went to the prison to visit Jana. He was alarmed to learn that Heather had questioned Jana, but Jana put Kevin's fears to rest when she told him that Heather was respectful and had inquired about what Jana planned to do with her life if she were released. Kevin was ready to celebrate when Jana told him that Heather seemed to have taken into consideration the expert testimonials he'd collected, which linked Jana's crimes to her tumor. Jana was pleasantly surprised to see an outline of her face printed on Kevin's tee-shirt under which a caption read, "Free Jana Hawks." Kevin promised Jana that he would get her out of prison very soon.
When J.T. walked into the GCAC dining room, he recalled the night before when he saw David shaking hands with a strange man at a corner table. At the ranch, Nikki read Don Quixote to Victoria. When J.T. phoned from the GCAC, Nikki reported that Victoria's condition was stable. J.T. asked Nikki to meet him later at the coffeehouse to discuss a matter. When Nikki later met J.T. at the coffeehouse, he told Nikki that he'd observed David engage in a heated argument with a man he'd never seen before. J.T. also admitted that Victor had fired him when Victor learned that J.T. was uncomfortable lying to Nikki, so he hadn't been spying on David at the time. When J.T. offered to find out what was going on between David and the stranger, Nikki declined, insisting that she'd handle it. Meanwhile, back at the GCAC dining room, David argued loudly with someone on his cell phone, yelling that "he couldn't do that because he didn't have the money." As his anger grew, David also demanded that his caller "back off because he was getting sick and tired of being pushed and was fed up with the caller's antics." Paul and Maggie overheard David's side of the intense conversation, but when Paul inquired, David brushed off Paul's concern citing that it was merely a slight business misunderstanding. However, Paul remained suspicious of David's behavior. Later at home, Nikki questioned David about the man he'd argued with the night before. David explained that he thought he was meeting with a banker who could arrange funding to pay back Nikki's loan to Victor. However, David continued, the banker turned out to be a nosy reporter looking for a scoop on the Newman family. Nikki, buying David's story, thanked David for his noble effort and embraced him warmly. Later, Nikki became frustrated when her online bill payments weren't accepted at her bank, but her frustration turned to anger when she learned from her bank's customer-service rep that Victor had frozen her assets.
Colleen and Adrian enjoyed an impromptu romantic break together at the coffeehouse. Heather approached Colleen and explained that her office may not choose to pursue the case against Jana Hawks if Colleen were to write a letter of support requesting Jana's release. Adrian angrily protested Heather's insistence to involve Colleen, but Heather explained that a letter would make more of an impact than Kevin's gung-ho flier and poster campaign. Colleen was a bit surprised by Adrian's overreaction to Heather's suggestion, but Adrian explained that although Kevin may think his posters are clever and even though Colleen seems okay with the "free Jana campaign," he remains skeptical because he lived through Jana's attack on Colleen. Adrian and Colleen took a break from their argument to seek J.T.'s input on the matter. J.T. reminded Colleen that she isn't merely rescuing puppy; she was, instead, supporting the release of a woman who almost killed her. Adrian finally told Colleen that he would not support her if she decides to stand up for Jana. Later, Colleen discussed the matter again with J.T, who explained that he understood Adrian's desire to protect Colleen from harm, just as he wished he could have protected Victoria. J.T. offered a kernel of wisdom to Colleen, explaining that time is as fragile as the chances we take, therefore advising Colleen not to remain angry at Adrian; and later, the couple reconciled. J.T.'s coffee break was interrupted by a call from the hospital telling him that Reed's condition had changed. At the hospital, the doctor reported to a relieved J.T. that Reed's lungs were strong enough for him to breathe without a ventilator.
After Daniel whisked Heather away from Adrian's confrontation over Jana and indulged her in an impromptu neck massage, Daniel explained to Heather that Adrian's anger was most likely caused by his desire to protect Colleen. April arrived, and after being introduced to Daniel, mistakenly believed him to be a masseuse. After Daniel left, Heather, still tense even after Daniel's massage, told her mother that she wished she'd never come to Genoa City and that Paul had never told her that he is her father. However, April explained that the more Heather tries to suppress the truth, the more it will eat at her. Heather lovingly accepted her mother's apology for never having told her about Paul. However, Heather was not at all receptive to her mother's suggestion that she should walk away from Paul and her life in Genoa City. Heather explained that she couldn't just walk away from her future. April advised Heather to rethink her relationship with Paul, if she wished to stay in Genoa City. April decided that she'd stay in town a few days to help her haggard daughter work out issues with both her parents. When Daniel later returned, Heather was crying softly. Daniel made Heather laugh when he recalled April's assumption that he was a masseuse. Heather's troubles seemed to melt away as she enjoyed Daniel's company.