At the offices of Restless Style, everyone busily prepared for the launch party. Jack and Sharon checked off a list of the most prestigious magazines and newspapers with their publicist, Patrick, who offered assurances that all were on board. Patrick giddily displayed a newspaper article with a front-page photo of Nick. Phyllis, Jack, and Sharon were pleased. But Nick and Patrick butted heads when Patrick suggested that reporters aimed to interview Nick just because he was Victor's son. Patrick suggested that Nick use his father's name to attract attention then spin the exposure to his advantage. Phyllis and Nick became frustrated with Patrick's antics, and Phyllis assured Nick that the press wouldn't merely mention Restless Style as a footnote to a father-and-son "Newman" story. As preparations further hummed along, Amber fielded phone calls. Ashley called from the airport, and Jack offered his sister and Felicia Forrester a ride. Ashley instead opted for a limo. Amber mentioned that she had worked with Felicia, so Jack ordered Amber to schmooze their prospective client. After Jack stepped away, Amber confessed to Sharon that Felicia didn't like her.
Nick overheard Amber and Daniel, who were supposed to be working on the launch party, arguing as Amber pleaded with Daniel to work out his problems with his dad. Daniel told Nick that Danny wasn't his dad, but Nick reminded Daniel that Danny was the person who had raised him, cared for him, and worried about him when he'd been sick. Nick told Daniel that he needed to respect Danny if he wanted respect in return. Both Amber and Nick urged Daniel to give Danny a chance.
Danny stopped at Restless Style to talk with Phyllis about Daniel. Danny admitted that he missed Daniel, but feared Daniel wouldn't talk to him. Phyllis, distracted by preparations for the launch party, encouraged Danny to share his feeling with Daniel. Nick accompanied Daniel as the two approached Danny and Phyllis. Nick excused himself and Phyllis, and they stepped away. Awkwardly, Danny and Daniel stepped closer together and each offered, "Hey," as an icebreaker. Nick and Phyllis observed the encounter a few feet away and marveled that the two estranged men were civilly interacting. Nick explained that Amber had prompted Daniel to reconsider his feelings. Phyllis also congratulated Nick for scoring glowing media attention without mention of Victor.
Danny and Daniel stepped away from the mayhem at the Restless Style office to talk privately on the building's roof landing. Danny suggested that they start fresh, and Daniel agreed. Danny explained that he'd stayed away because he believed that Daniel hadn't wanted him around. Danny admitted that he'd lied about a scheduled performance in Chicago when Phyllis called because he had so hoped for a chance to reconcile. Daniel said his anger stemmed from his belief that Danny had surfaced only to boost his career. Daniel reminisced with Danny about the old days when Daniel traveled with his father on Danny's band's tour bus. Danny said that even though Daniel was not his biologically, he wished that Daniel were his. Danny was touched when Daniel said that it took much more than biology to make someone a dad. When Danny was called away for rehearsal, Daniel volunteered to help the band. Before Daniel left, though, he thanked Amber by giving her a kiss on the lips. Daniel told Amber he was pleased that she had instructed him to do the right thing.
At the ranch house, Victoria and Sabrina admired Nick's half-page photo placed above the fold of the morning newspaper. Victoria read the caption: "Restless Style co-founder meets with business partners at company headquarters." Victoria phoned Nick and congratulated him. Victoria asked her brother if Victor had called, but Nick evaded her question. Victoria assured Nick that she and J.T. would attend the launch party. After J.T. phoned and told Victoria that their plans for a sitter had fallen through, Sabrina volunteered to sit with Reed.
In his office, Victor noted the newspaper article about Nick. Victor read that the launch party pointed the way to the future of the Newman name. A quote from Nick stated that with Jack Abbott by his side, he knew Restless Style would be a huge success. Adam knocked and entered. Having noticed that Victor had read about Nick, Adam invited Victor to check out the launch party. Victor explained that he was not interested and expressed his belief that the positive press was merely the product of a well-paid publicist. After Adam left, Victor received and rebuffed phone calls from reporters, who sought comments about Nick's business venture. Victoria stopped by and pleaded with her father to be civil to Nick. Victor refused to discuss the matter, even after Victoria begged her father to take the first step.
After Adam left Victor's office, he ran into Victoria and Sabrina in the break room at Newman Enterprises. Victoria mentioned Nick's write-up in the newspaper and said she thought Nick seemed quite confident. Adam quipped that Nick seemed cocky to him. Victoria maintained her composure when she set Adam straight that Nick was confident to have begun a new company on his own like their father had. Victoria was not surprised when Adam told her that Victor hadn't been impressed with Nick's write-up. Adam irked Victoria further when he reminded her that Victor had started with nothing, where as Nick floated on the Newman name. After Adam insisted that Nick likely wouldn't have succeeded if he weren't a Newman, Victoria reminded Adam that he wouldn't have either. Sabrina interjected her agreement with Victoria. Adam grinned cockily.
At the ranch house, Sabrina, who served as an impromptu babysitter, cradled Reed. Victor stopped by and was surprised to see Sabrina. Sabrina told Victor she had volunteered to stay with Reed while his parents enjoyed Restless Style's launch party. Just before the festivities began at the launch party, Nick, Phyllis, Sharon, and Jack arrived-all dressed to the nines.
From the Abbott mansion, Jeff phoned Jack and told him that Gloria had been terrified when she spotted John's "ghost" in the window. Jeff chuckled when he told Jack that Gloria claimed she'd screamed because she'd seen a mouse on the windowsill. Jeff explained that Gloria stayed up all night staring out the window, although she claimed that she had been engrossed in a book. Sharon seemed pleased when Jack relayed Jeff's update about Gloria's haunting. Sharon admitted that she felt a little sorry for Gloria, but Jack reminded her that Gloria had aggravated Noah's dog. Jack added that their goal was to get Gloria out of their house and that she would still inherit money. Sharon said she just didn't want Gloria to suffer a heart attack.
At the coffeehouse, a weary-eyed Gloria confessed to Kevin that she had seen John's ghost. Kevin told his mom that she must have lost her mind due to the stress of being married to a man she hated, but Gloria theorized that John's spirit was angry because she'd kissed Jeff in John's house. Jana overheard the conversation, and eagerly added that she had heard of ghosts in England and had in fact witnessed the apparition of Lady Edith, who'd been hanged as a witch during the 1600s. Gloria's eyes widened when Jana recounted that Lady Edith was sometimes heard crying on moonlit nights. Kevin interrupted the conversation and hoped to lay rest to the ghost stories, but Jana begged Gloria to share her experiences with John's ghost. Gloria explained that she'd seen John's ghost after having earlier discovered his book and jacket in the house. Jana declared that John was attempting to contact Gloria. Even though Kevin rolled his eyes in frustration, Gloria demanded that he participate in a séance Jana planned to guide at the Abbott mansion.
At the Abbott mansion, Jeff donned John's rubber boots, which were caked with fresh mud. Jeff walked around the sitting room and left a trail of muddy prints. When he stepped out of the boots, he laughed deviously. When Gloria came home, she admonished Jeff for having made a mess. Jeff pointed out that his shoes were clean and denied having been out of doors. Gloria saw John's boots and asked Jeff where they had come from. Jeff again denied involvement. Gloria was so frightened that she sought solace in Jeff's arms. Gloria took her mind off her troubles and pampered Jeff while she served him tea and cookies. Gloria explained that John had been good to her because she had treated him like a king. Jeff insisted that he had not been involved with Gloria's "visits" from John's ghost. Gloria announced that Jana planned a séance. Jana and Kevin arrived. Jana brought candles and other items, but even before the séance began, Gloria repeatedly called out to John's spirit.
In his hotel room, Alistair managed to break into the liquor cabinet. Alistair posed a toast as he turned the diminutive bottle of whiskey bottom-side up. Sharon and Jack were enjoying a break at the coffeehouse when an inebriated Alistair ambled in, wearing a trench coat, dark glasses and downward-tipped hat. Jack and Sharon hurriedly met Alistair at the door and turned him around. When Kevin asked if anything was wrong, Sharon and Jack explained that they weren't allowing riffraff into the coffeehouse. Sharon and Jack escorted Alistair back to his room and ordered him to stay put unless one of them escorted him. Jack gave Alistair some money to seal their agreement. After Alistair stashed the money in his pocket, he demanded to know who the beautiful woman was he'd seen through the window. Jack told Alistair that the woman was Gloria. Alistair admitted that he wasn't actually Scottish after Jack and Sharon requested that he use an American accent. Jack and Sharon made Alistair swear to stay put, but after they left, he called a liquor store and ordered two bottles of whiskey. After Alistair downed nearly one whole bottle of whiskey, he gazed longingly at Gloria's photograph and claimed that his role required a bit more research. A quite drunken Alistair grabbed his coat, placed his hat on his head and off he went.
Cane walked into the coffeehouse and noticed Lily, who had placed an order for coffee as breakfast. After Cane asked Lily if she'd eaten, she explained that her stomach was in knots and that she was about to be barraged by Chloe's strict beauty regimen so she'd look prefect at the launch party. Chloe entered the coffeehouse and stood silently at the other end of the bar as Cane and Lily continued their discussion. Chloe overheard Cane tell Lily that she shouldn't allow Chloe to push her around, and he offered to intervene.
Back at Jabot, Chloe snapped directives as Lily endured makeup adjustments and surprise wardrobe changes. When Cane suggested that Chloe lighten up, Lily silenced him, so Cane stepped away. But after Chloe suggested that Lily suck in her gut in order to squeeze into a size zero dress, Lily told Chloe that if involvement in fashion required becoming a full-of-herself bitch like Chloe then it was not worth it. After the two women expressed their hatred for each other, Lily calmed down and apologized. Lily said she realized that she could not have become a model without Chloe's assistance. Lily hugged Chloe just as a surprised Cane reappeared. After Chloe left, Lily requested another energy drink but refused food because she feared she wouldn't fit into the tiny dress Chloe had chosen. Chloe proudly pronounced Lily ready for the party. When Lily emerged wearing a couture gown, she looked svelte and glamorous, and Cane assured her that she'd blow everyone away.