At Jabot, Victoria presented her product-bundling idea to Nikki. Nikki liked Victoria's proposal, but Victoria seemed disappointed when Nikki tapped Brad and Cane, instead of Victoria, to oversee Victoria's project. Instead, Nikki suggested that Victoria work with David to update the fragrance line. Nikki thought that David was meeting with the lab's chemist, but David occupied his time on the phone with his bookmaker. After David learned that he'd lost another bet, he cursed and flung his phone into a brick wall. After the bookmaker delivered the bad news to David, the bookmaker called Brad to let him know that David had sunk deeper into a hole. As promised, Brad agreed to pay the bookmaker for having successfully bled David dry. After Brad tried to collect a loan repayment from David, David explained that he did not have the money to pay Brad. Brad reminded David that it was payday at Jabot, but David explained that he had past-due bills. David promised Brad that he wasn't gambling. Brad agreed to wait until the next week for payment, and David thanked Brad for his patience and for keeping the loan arrangement a secret from Nikki.
Lily was elated when Nikki presented her with a mock-up of Restless Style's cover art featuring Lily's photo. Nikki agreed that Lily should show the cover to Neil. Lily later met Colleen at the coffeehouse, and she told Colleen about the cover photo. Colleen told Lily about Adrian's anger over the aborted book deal. Lily assured Colleen that Adrian still loved her, but Colleen worried that Adrian was too old for her. Lily suggested that Colleen give Adrian time to come around while Colleen worked in China. Back at his apartment, Adrian recalled the day he told Colleen that her grandmother would be hailed a hero after his book about Colleen's grandmother's recovery of stolen art was published. Colleen, however, told Adrian that her grandmother did not embrace publicity. Adrian specifically recalled that Colleen had said that she should authorize publication of her family's story.
At the ranch, Victor proposed to Sabrina. Sabrina immediately accepted Victor's proposal. After Victor slipped an impressive solitaire engagement ring onto Sabrina's finger, he told Sabrina that when he first saw her, he knew she was someone special. Sabrina told Victor that she melted the first time he touched her. Sabrina worried about how Victor's children might respond to the news. Victor said that he would tell Victoria and Nick. Victor phoned Victoria and Nick and ordered them to visit the ranch immediately. Adam was already waiting when Nick and Victoria arrived. Although Sabrina attempted to speak with Victoria privately, Victor suddenly emerged. Victoria, Nick, and Adam seemed stunned after Victor announced plans to marry Sabrina. Adam noticed Sabrina's huge diamond ring. After Sabrina noted that Victor had exquisite taste, Adam observed that Sabrina certainly had a taste for the exquisite, so everything should work out nicely for her. After Nick, Victoria, and Adam half-heartedly congratulated Victor and Sabrina, Victor quickly cut the meeting short. Adam excused himself and went upstairs.
Outside the ranch, Nick asked Victoria if Sabrina was after their dad's money. Victoria said she did not know Sabrina's intentions, but Nick suggested that Victor secure a pre-nuptial contract. Victoria wasn't pleased when Nick put her in charge of breaking the news to Nikki. Nikki was taken aback after Victoria told mother that Victor and Sabrina would marry. David later approached Nikki. David explained that he was worried that Nick and Victoria did not accept his and Nikki's plans to marry. David suggested that he and Nikki meet with Victoria and Nick, so David could prove that he is ready to put their mother first and make her happy. David added that August 17, their proposed wedding date, could not come fast enough. David was elated when Nikki suggested that they marry much sooner.
Adam encountered Sabrina alone in the sitting room at the ranch. Adam told Sabrina that he had underestimated the speed with which she managed to get a ring from Victor. Sabrina calmly told Adam that she didn't expect him to understand, but she became angry when Adam noted that a true lady would have turned down Victor's sudden proposal. Sabrina told Adam that she had thought that his mother was a kind woman, so she didn't understand how Adam had become such a jerk. Adam suggested that he move back to the club, but Sabrina said that the ranch was Adam's home, too. After Adam left, Victor returned. Sabrina excitedly announced that she was cooking a special dinner. However, those plans were put on hold when Victor explained that he had to attend a previously scheduled meeting with investors from Dubai. Sabrina kissed Victor and told him that she would miss him tremendously.
At their apartment, Adrian was still angry at Colleen after she gave an advance copy of his book to her father, who managed to halt the book's release. After Adrian learned that his book deal was canceled altogether, he rudely urged Colleen to go to the coffeehouse to bid farewell to her friends before her trip to Shanghai. At the coffeehouse, Kevin was relieved to hear that Adrian's book would not be published. Kevin was surprised to learn that Colleen would be in China for six weeks. Colleen was saddened when she realized that she and Adrian would soon be thousands of miles apart. When Colleen visited Brad at his office, he told Colleen that if she needed a break from Adrian, she did not have to go so far away. When Colleen returned to her apartment, Adrian crossly announced that his agent had dropped him, and that he might not ever become a tenured professor, thanks to Colleen and Brad. When Brad stopped by to pick up Colleen to take her to the airport, Adrian lashed out. Adrian was angry because Colleen had eagerly helped and encouraged him with the book, and then later sabotaged his work. Before Colleen left, she tearfully offered an apology, which Adrian refused to accept.
At Restless Style's headquarters, tensions rose among Nick, Phyllis, Jack, and Sharon about the details of the masthead's font and color. When Jack worried that the magazine would "tank," Nick reminded Jack that he shouldn't allow "perfect to become the enemy of good." After Nick expressed concern that the "book" might not be ready for publication on time due to delays from Jack's persnickety consultant, Jamie, Jack curtly joked that Nick should not let his genes rule over him. Nick reminded Jack that the magazine's success would allow him to get out from under Victor Newman's shadow.
After Jamie delivered her crushing professional assessment of Restless Style's first-issue mock-up, Phyllis reminded the consultant that she would not consider missing the launch, which was days away. Jack, Phyllis, and Sharon were speechless after Jamie suggested that the magazine's cover model, Lily, should be dumped. Jamie pointed out that top fashion magazines featured celebrities on their covers. After Phyllis worried that a reshoot could not be accomplished 48 hours before the launch, Jamie explained that she once converted the inside of a jet into a photo studio and managed to capture a hot photo of Fergie before the plane landed. Jamie added that her magazine was on the stand the next day, and Fergie still managed to make it to her concert. Jack agreed to reshoot the cover, and when Jack announced that he might be able to get Samantha Cresswell to pose, Jamie was elated. Phyllis was surprised that Jack was counting on an off-hand possibility, and she reminded Jack that Nick was unavailable to offer input. Jack, however, took charge and stopped the printing of Restless Style. When Nick returned, he was livid that Jack had made the decision to change the cover photo. Jack agreed to pay Cresswell's fee, but Nick worried that the deal might fall through. Jack promised to use Lily's photo if Cresswell's was unavailable. A frustrated Nick called the idea another of Jack's crazy plans.
After Jack and Sharon left, Nick told Phyllis that Jack was acting like he was the boss by making a decision that should have been made by all of the partners. At the club, Jack told Sharon that there had to be one person to act as boss. Sharon pointed out that Nick had long suffered under his father's oppression, but Jack explained that too much had been invested in the magazine to allow it to sink.