Nikki leisurely sipped coffee at the club, but she seemed distressed when she relived the moment David confessed that he was addicted to gambling and indebted to Walter. David appeared, still disheveled and bruised from his fist fight with Walter. David apologized for hurting Nikki, and she admitted that she felt as if someone had also punched her. David asked Nikki if she could forgive him, but Nikki explained that it was too soon to offer forgiveness. David claimed that he had been too ashamed to admit to his problem earlier. Nikki told David that he had broken her trust. David offered to quit the company and move out of the suite. Nikki said that she wasn't sure she could trust him again. After Nikki abruptly left, David seemed lost in despair.
David showed up at Jabot and confronted Brad about having approved construction costs David opposed. Brad explained that he had consulted Nikki, but David was angry that Brad had circumvented him and pressed Nikki for a decision. Brad added that Nikki was the CEO, after all. After the two argued over the matter, Brad suggested they try to iron out their differences at the GCAC. David walked ahead of Brad, and before Brad caught up with him, Walter called. Walter threatened David and told him he had 24 hours to pay or he'd suffer more than a black eye. When Brad caught up to David, he asked if anything was wrong. David answered that he was fine.
While Brad and David drank coffee at the club, David reminded Brad that he reported to him, and David reported to Nikki. Brad said that he understood the chain of command but feared David might cross the line. Brad told David that he knew the business and Nikki more than David did. David said that he looked out for the company's best interest. David suddenly became nervous when Walter strutted into the club, but again, David lied that everything was fine when Brad asked if anything was wrong. Nikki stopped by the club, and she glared at Walter, seated at the bar, when she walked past him. After Brad left, Nikki asked David how long it had been since he'd gambled. David answered that he hadn't placed a bet in four months. Nikki promised David that she planned to stand by him, and he promised that her trust in him would be restored. Nikki asked David how he planned to pay his debt, but he said that it was his problem. Nikki told David they would tackle it together. But after David stepped away, Nikki looked worried.
At a Jabot photo shoot, Lily, clad in sequins and flashy accessories, struck one imaginative pose after another, as the photographer and Chloe shouted directives. During a rest break, Cane approached Lily. Noting that Chloe's mood seemed to have mellowed, Lily asked Cane if he'd slipped her a "happy pill." Cane swore that he hadn't and suggested that Chloe was instead impressed with Lily's talent. But when Cane kissed Lily, Chloe emerged, pointed her finger at Cane, and commanded that he not smear Lily's makeup.
When the photo session continued, Lily seemed nervous and apprehensive that her poses weren't pleasing Chloe, but to Lily's surprise, Chloe praised Lily's modeling. Chloe stepped away, and Cane walked over to Lily and asked if she still doubted her choice to enter the modeling contest. Lily beamed with pride and answered, "No. Not anymore." Nikki stopped by just as Lily and Chloe left for lunch. Nikki asked where Brad was, and Cane told her that Brad and David had gone out for coffee, but that two did not seem to be on best terms. Nikki said that she had noticed and wasn't happy about it.
Chloe joined Lily and Colleen for lunch at the coffeehouse. Lily reminisced about having lived in Paris with Dru. Chloe expressed her desire to visit France but stressed that she would never indulge in fattening French cuisine. Lily asked Chloe why she ate meager portions of food and refused to dress her salad. Chloe explained that it was only fair that she remained thin if she expected Lily to remain thin. Chloe berated Lily for pouring fattening dressing onto her salad. Colleen protested Chloe's claim that Lily's salad was too fattening with dressing, but Chloe cautioned Lily to watch her diet. Lily calmly assured Chloe that she was fine.
Back at the photo shoot, Chloe shouted orders left and right, but Lily did not strike a pose that pleased her task master. During a break, Cane told Lily that "Restless Style" was throwing a prelaunch cocktail party next week at Indigo to announce pre-sold ads in order to draw interest. Cane proudly announced that Nikki was sending Lily to represent Jabot. Lily was thrilled, but Chloe seemed panicked for adequate time to prepare Lily. When Chloe mentioned that Lily could secure additional modeling jobs, Cane reminded her that Lily represented Jabot. After Lily's long day in front of the camera, she told Cane she was exhausted. After Cane ensured that he and Lily were alone, he kissed Lily. Lily blushed when Cane told her she looked good in her modeling clothes but even better out of them.
At the Hellstrom's, Victoria enjoyed time with Sabrina but was disappointed when Sabrina said she would soon head to New York to build a client base. Victoria teasingly suggested that Sabrina might find someone to help her get over Phillipe, but Sabrina insisted that work was her priority. Victor greeted Victoria and Sabrina and invited both to meet him for lunch. Sabrina agreed to meet Victor and requested a viewing of Victor's private art collection. Victoria expressed her desire to accompany her friend, but explained that she had a meeting with Adam, her half-brother. Sabrina was surprised to learn about Adam. Sabrina asked Victoria what she thought of Adam. Victoria said that Adam was edgy, as if he had something to prove. Nikki stopped by. After Sabrina left, Nikki told Victoria that David had lied to her.
At Victor's office, Adam said he hoped Victoria would not miss another business meeting as she did when Reed fell ill. Victor assured Adam that he should not worry about Victoria. Adam mentioned that he'd met Phyllis and Nick, who seemed to be a savvy businessman. Victor asked if Nick had spoken of his new business venture, which Adam noted, Victor wasn't enthusiastic about. Victor advised Adam not to involve himself in the matter because he didn't want Adam torn in his allegiance, but Adam maintained that his allegiance was to the company. Adam said that Nick might someday become a business contact or friend but nothing more. Impressed with Nick's Restless Style magazine, Adam suggested that Beauty of Nature buy advertising space, but Victor nixed the plan. Adam persisted and stressed that even if the magazine folded, people would read it out of curiosity, therefore, Beauty of Nature could lure interested customers through the online venture. Adam asked outright if he could pursue the plan, but Victor wondered if Adam questioned his judgment. Adam sighed and explained that he was not questioning Victor's judgment—only his judgment about this particular issue. Victoria walked in. After Victor told Victoria about the debate, Victoria agreed that Adam's plan was worth a shot. Victor admitted that he was outnumbered and told Adam and Victoria to go ahead with the ad if they felt committed.
Outside Victor's office, Adam thanked Victoria for her support, but Victoria noted that Adam seemed ready to engage in battle. Adam responded that he fought for issues he believed in. Sabrina met up with Victoria, and she introduced her friend to Adam. Victoria explained that she and Sabrina had met in Italy when they studied art history through the Guggenheim program. Adam arrogantly observed that he had thought such programs were just for spoiled rich kids who wanted an excuse to hang out in Europe. Sabrina politely explained that living abroad gave people pleasant demeanors in the face of all kinds of rudeness. Adam was speechless. As Sabrina and Victoria walked away, Victoria commented that it was the first time she'd seen Adam without a comeback.
At the coffeehouse, Adam told Victoria that she should convince Nick to run the Beauty of Nature spread because, Adam claimed, he was only a farm boy. Victoria, annoyed by Adam's continued claim to be a small-town boy, explained that his ruse, backed by a Harvard education, only went so far in the real world. Victoria also reminded her little half-brother that Newman Enterprises had done fine thus far without his expertise and that humility went a long way.
Victoria led Sabrina to her office and found that Victor had provided a bassinette and changing table for Reed. Victoria admitted that people often said that Victor was insensitive, but he was actually very caring. Victor stopped by, but before he escorted Sabrina to see his art collection, he told Victoria that she and Adam should not advertise the Beauty of Nature in Nick's magazine.
Victor and Sabrina sat down to lunch after they toured Victor's private gallery. Victor seemed to enjoy his role as gracious host, and he told Sabrina that he was glad she'd come for Victoria—and for him. After Victor explained that his collection of Impressionistic art comforted him from the harsh business world, Sabrina advised Victor to add modern art to his collection. Victor and Sabrina encountered David and Nikki before they left the club. Victor noted David's bruised eye, but David claimed he had an accident. After the two couples exchanged pleasantries, Nikki and David left. Sabrina mentioned Victor's recent divorce from Nikki, and Victor learned that Sabrina's parents had divorced. "I don't dwell on the past or look back," Sabrina observed. Victor correctly noted that Sabrina enjoyed contemporary art because she lived in the present, and Victor declared that perhaps he should do the same.