In their hotel suite in the Bahamas, Sharon and Jack enjoyed a swim in the ocean before retreating to a romantic "honeymoon" celebration in their island hideaway. Jack ordered a meal from room service and the hotel later sent a decadent dessert tray that the couple indulged in while professing their love and devotion to each other. Jack told Sharon that he was pleased to have her by his side. Although Sharon agreed that they were celebrating their decision to start over, she said they also should not forget the many lessons they had learned from the difficult times they'd weathered. Jack and Sharon made love and later fell asleep. After Sharon awoke, she snuggled with Jack.
At the coffeehouse, Daniel offered his sincere congratulations to Lily for having been named a semifinalist in the Fresh Face of Jabot contest. Cane and Amber mused about the mysterious Marina also having been named a semifinalist. Lily said she couldn't wait to meet Marina. After Cane told Lily that she should be proud of her accomplishment, Amber remarked that Cane had always had faith in Lily. Cane turned Amber's words back on her saying, "for better, for worse, right?" Cane whisked the fresh-faced Lily away for a private celebration.
After leaving the coffeehouse, Cane and Lily picked up some take-out and watched "Casablanca" at the Chancellor mansion. After viewing the classic romantic flick, Cane and Lily embraced and kissed. When Cane progressed a bit further with his affections, Lily stopped him for a moment and explained that she hadn't been with anyone since Daniel. When Cane offered to wait, Lily declined and moved in closer to Cane. As the couple was necking on the sofa, Kay and Jill appeared. Jill cleared her throat to let the lovers know they were no longer alone. Kay and Jill both congratulated Lily for having been named a semifinalist. After Cane and Lily left to get dessert at the club, Jill and Kay discussed Cane and Lily's budding relationship. Jill worried that the very young Lily was falling too deeply for Cane, but Kay advised Jill to let Cane handle the relationship. Kay, however, told Jill that she was more worried about Amber and the fact that she was more naïve than Lily. Jill scoffed at Kay's assertion, adding that she's happy that Amber's out of Cane's life.
After Cane and Lily left the coffeehouse, Daniel mused to Amber that Lily should watch her back because he had a suspicion that once Marina surfaced, she planned to make a foolish but major play for Cane. Amber told Daniel that she planned for "Marina" to choose Amber to design her clothes, which, if successful, could allow Amber to reboot her music career. Daniel, however, said he thought Amber's twisted logic was nothing more than a pipe dream, until Amber involved Daniel by naming him as Marina's personal assistant. Amber insisted that Daniel owed her after she'd won their bet by being named, as Marina, a contest semifinalist. To humor his friend, Daniel called the newspaper and introduced his client, Marina Dryden, before handing the phone to his mysterious client. Amber cooed into the phone, deepening her voice into a sultry and slightly monotone New York accent. After having agreed to meet the newspaper editor at the club, Amber donned a wispy strawberry-blond wig, and further disguised her face by applying dramatic eye makeup and a prominent beauty mark above her lip. Amber, as Marina, and Daniel, as Marina's assistant, met with the journalist, so Marina could grant her debut interview. Marina quickly corrected the reporter's assumption that her story was one of rags-to-hopeful-riches, after Marina claimed to be a successful business woman in many artistic endeavors. Marina explained that her inspiration for winning the contest was fueled by absolute, everlasting, and profound love. Daniel's mocking echoes of Marina's responses earned him a few subtle foot-to-foot nudges from Marina's black-patent heels. Ignoring Daniel's sarcastic remarks, Marina explained that she'd lost the love of her life in order to pursue her career. Marina said she'd entered the contest so she could step aside from her old life in order to become someone new, in hopes of recreating her future.
When Cane and Lily walked into the club, Cane noticed Marina. Lily and Cane approached the group and made introductions. The newspaper's entertainment editor introduced himself as Ed Carpenter and requested an interview from Lily after he finished interviewing Marina. As Cane and Lily listened, Carpenter asked Marina where she was from. When Marina responded "Little Rock," Carpenter noted that he didn't detect a southern accent, but Marina didn't miss a beat, adding that she'd been raised in Germany. When Cane said that he recalled Marina having earlier mentioned that she'd been raised in San Diego, Marina explained that she was being playful and mysterious with him. After the reporter left, Daniel explained to a curious Lily and Cane that he'd just met Marina at the bar.
As Victor and Nikki both prepared for a courtroom battle to settle the terms of their divorce, Victor grimaced when he saw David Chow at the GCAC. Nikki stopped by the hospital nursery. While she cradled Reed, J.T. snapped photos for Victoria. After J.T. remembered that Nikki was about to face a tough court battle, Nikki assured him that she'd come into her marriage alone, so she'd manage to leave it alone and that she'd be fine because she had little Reed to keep her going.
As Victor waited outside the courtroom, he daydreamed that Nikki approached, apologized profusely, requested forgiveness, and begged Victor to take her back. As the two embraced, Nikki told Victor that she loved him. However, Victor's fairytale vision ended abruptly when Nikki, primed for the worst, stepped off the elevator with her grim-faced attorney. Just before the proceedings began, David showed up to offer his support to Nikki, who was less than thrilled by David's presence due to the backlash she'd surely endure from the jealous Victor. David remained outside the courtroom as the attorneys prepped their clients, telling them that they'd each have a turn to speak to the judge, but that they could not address comments to one another. Just before the proceedings, Nikki also experienced a daydream in which Victor told the judge that he'd reconsidered his feelings, which had been clouded by his anger. Victor went on to explain that Nikki had always been a loving, caring wife and mother, who deserved better, so he could not have his marriage end this way.
However, when the hearing began for real, Victor lashed out at Nikki for having slept with another man, which in turn drew a defensive response from Nikki. Victor also testified that Nikki had nothing when they married and that he was already a very successful businessman at that time. Victor also maintained that Nikki's successes during their marriage were gained due to her association with him. Nikki testified that she didn't know that Victor was rich when she met him because he masqueraded as a butler. Nikki explained that although she was dedicated to her family and her husband, both personally and professionally, she didn't turn away from her husband until he began ignoring her, leaving her lonely and sad. After the attorneys spoke briefly, the judge asked Victor to state what he truly wanted. Victor said Nikki was bent on revenge just because she was not fulfilled. Nikki stated that she wanted the matter to be settled, but that she wished to retain a shred of dignity.
After consideration, the judge was ready to announce the terms of the settlement. Victor snarled silently at David, who had joined in and sat close to Nikki in the chamber. As everyone listened intently, the judge ruled that Nikki deserved a settlement and was entitled to support at the level she was accustomed to during her marriage. However, the judge also ruled that N.V.P. would become Victor's in order to cover the loan made to Nikki. After the judge left the chamber, however, Victor looked sternly at Nikki and told her threateningly to "enjoy it while you can."