Nikki stopped by to tour the loft and saw the trendy transformation Nick and Phyllis pulled off at the home of Restless Style magazine. Nikki was impressed with the remodeling and the fact that Nick and Phyllis had offered job opportunities to Amber and Daniel. Nick and Phyllis invited Nikki to be present at the launch party and thanked her for Jabot's advertising support. After Nick mentioned that he had invited Adam to join family and friends for dinner at the club, Nikki expressed her concern because Victoria and Adam weren't getting along.
From her office, Victoria phoned Sabrina and left a message informing her that she was invited to dine with the Newmans at the club. When J.T. stopped by to pick up Victoria, she expressed her reservations about dining with Adam, but J.T. noted that compared to his own past experiences at Newman gatherings, Adam was the one who'd be sitting in the hot seat. Adam stopped by Victor's office to let him know he was on his way to the club after a successful and long day at work. Victor said he had plans to stop by the club to box and suggested that Adam join him sometime. After Adam left, Victor looked pensive as he stared at a photo of Nick on his credenza. Before Victor left Newman Enterprises for the day, he stopped by to invite Victoria to dinner, but she told him she already had plans.
At the coffeehouse, Amber and Daniel discussed the money Amber had stashed away. Daniel snapped at Amber and told her that she should give the money back. Amber was visibly angered when Daniel suggested that Kevin be told that Amber had the stolen money. Amber balked at Daniel's suggestion and explained that neither he nor Kevin would have benefited had they known she had secretly kept the missing money. When Kevin approached their table, Amber suddenly changed the topic of conversation from stolen money to sex. Kevin raised his eyebrows, but he congratulated Amber and Daniel when Amber confessed that she and Daniel were actually discussing that they were dating. After Kevin returned to his post as barista, Amber explained to Daniel that her story of their hot romance was just a good cover. Daniel maintained that Kevin deserved to be told about the money, but Amber insisted that ignorance on Kevin's part was bliss.
Amber laid out a plan to keep the money and fend off federal investigators by spending the money just a little at a time, but Daniel told Amber that she was not able to control herself. Daniel begged Amber to return the money anonymously, but Amber freaked out and insisted that if she did so, a trail would lead back to her because she had been in the room where Ji Min was found dead, and she had been present when a fire had supposedly burned the money. Although Amber maintained her innocence in connection to Ji Min's murder, she flatly refused to return her stash of cash.
Kevin and Jana observed through the opened doors at the coffeehouse patio as Amber and Daniel carried out their heated discussion. Jana rejoiced when Kevin told her that Amber and Daniel were dating, but Kevin had reservations when he witnessed Daniel's overly animated gestures of aggravation and frustration as he and Amber continued their argument about the stolen money. Back at their table, Amber sobbed and claimed that the money could help both of them realize their dreams. Daniel was not persuaded. Amber panicked when Heather approached their table. Daniel asked Amber to leave, so he could speak to Heather privately. Amber obeyed, but she kept a watchful eye on Daniel and Heather from her vantage point inside the coffeehouse. Heather noted that she had picked up on Daniel's romantic interest in Amber. Daniel switched off his phone after Amber sent a text message that begged him to not say anything about the money. Without revealing Amber's secret, Daniel discussed the missing money, and Heather explained that federal prosecutors were no longer interested and could be embarrassed if the money surfaced in light of the rogue agent's involvement. Daniel was surprised when Heather mentioned that she had considered leaving Genoa City unless she found just one new lead in the Ji Min case.
Amber, who was nervously stationed inside the coffeehouse, worried about Daniel's conversation with Heather. Kevin startled Amber when he approached and asked if she'd be interested in earning extra money working nights at the coffeehouse. Amber assured Kevin she was doing fine financially, but Kevin warned her about working for Jack, and Kevin admitted that he was sorry to see her go. After Heather left, Amber quickly returned to Daniel's table on the patio. Amber was panic-stricken by the time Daniel eased her distress and explained that she was right to keep the money because if it were returned, Heather would be forced to re-open the Ji Min case. Mindful that Kevin and Jana watched, Daniel moved close to Amber and kissed her.
Adam took at spot at the GCAC bar as he awaited his initiation into the Newman family. Adam seemed nervous and remarked to a bartender that he was about to be scrutinized by several family members. Nikki and David joined Adam at the bar, before the other guests-Nick, Phyllis, Victoria, and J.T.-arrived. After the guests were seated, they all listened when Adam described his college years and admitted that he stressed academics over partying. Nick remarked that he was a frat boy all the way. Victoria rolled her eyes when Adam boasted about his successful career in real estate, after a rough and rocky start, in what had once been a tough New York market. Although Adam said he embraced a slower-paced life in Genoa City, he fondly recalled the ease with which he quickly jaunted from one borough to another via subway train when he lived in New York. Nick, on the other hand, confessed that he preferred a less chaotic life. After Adam quizzed Nick about the possibility of someday moving his magazine to New York, Nick quickly responded that he would never consider it. Adam grimaced when Nick pulled Phyllis toward him and kissed her.
Sabrina and Victor met up accidentally in the athletic club's gym. Sabrina watched intently as Victor aggressively worked out his frustrations on the punching bag. During a break, Sabrina approached Victor, and he invited her to dinner. As the Newmans and their friends dined, Victor and Sabrina stepped into the dining room. After Victor noticed the jovial dinner-party guests, including Nikki and David, he decided not to stay. Sabrina, who noted that she'd be the odd-one out, opted to leave the club with Victor. Victor and Sabrina grabbed some fast-food burgers and dined together at the ranch. After Sabrina explained that she'd soon be leaving for New York, Victor begged Sabrina to stay a while longer because she had been a wonderful and positive influence on Victoria. Victoria stopped by, and Victor retreated to his room. Sabrina explained to her friend that she'd accompanied Victor instead of joining the dinner party because she didn't want Victor to be alone. After Victoria inquired, Sabrina said she wasn't certain if Victor had been upset after he saw that Adam had joined the dinner party.
As the evening wound down, most of the guests left except Adam, Phyllis, and Nick. Nick stepped away to take a call. Phyllis congratulated Adam for having survived his inquisition and assured him that future family gatherings would become easier. Adam noted that Phyllis must have worked hard to be liked. Phyllis seemed shocked when Adam said that he did not care if the Newmans liked him or not. After Adam left to bulk up his upper-arm muscles in the gym, Phyllis and Nick ordered beers at the bar. Phyllis pressed Nick to share his take on Adam. Nick said that Adam had about as much interest in becoming a part of the family as Nick did in going home to sleep on the couch.