At Crimson Lights, Lily visited briefly with Cane, who mentioned that Chloe had returned to work at Restless Style. Lily chuckled when Cane announced that he would be modeling for a special magazine issue about men. Lily brought up Cane's televised interview about Katherine's memoir. Cane explained that he defended his grandmother, who surely would not have wished to air her dirty laundry in public. Lily maintained that Billy's argument also had merit, since Katherine would not have written the memoir had she not wanted it published. Cane felt that Billy's self-serving view criticized the Chancellors after Billy noted that the Abbotts had rescued Jabot from "the evil empire." When Lily asked what happened with Billy after the interview, Cane smiled sheepishly and told Lily that he and Billy had fought.
Cane accused Billy of goading him. Lily said she preferred not to discuss the reasons the brothers had fought. Cane apologized for having stated that Billy wanted Lily just to get back at his brother. Cane added that any man with half a brain would want Lily. Lily admitted that she liked Billy. Cane warned Lily not to trust Billy, and said he did not trust his brother. After Cane left, Devon showed up, so Lily could tutor him. Devon acknowledged that he got behind in his classes because he spent time with Ana. As Lily and Devon headed to the patio, Lily received a text message from Billy asking her to meet him later. Lily ignored the message, so, she maintained, she could help Devon.
Tired from a lengthy tutoring session with Devon, Lily rubbed her forehead. Devon suggested that Lily take a break and return Billy's message. Lily was hesitant. Devon asked Lily if Billy had done something wrong. Lily explained that she wasn't herself with Billy, and she admitted that she had taken her relationship with him to the next level. Lily said she also worried about Billy's reputation. Lily acknowledged that she had fun with Billy, but it was too soon to consider how serious the relationship might become. Devon empathized with Lily's misgivings, but he asked her what message she was sending by not responding to Billy. After Devon stepped away, Lily sent Billy a text message.
Billy met up with Lily at the coffeehouse. Lily apologized for avoiding him, and she refused to discuss his fight with Cane. Lily explained that she had never rushed into intimacy so soon in a relationship. Billy told Lily that she was confused and didn't know what she wanted. Lily said she knew exactly what she wanted, and she explained that she had needed a couple of days to sort out her feelings. Lily added that she wasn't interested in casual sex because she regarded relationships seriously. Lily suggested that she and Billy start over and just "hang out and have fun." Billy asked Lily if he could still kiss her. Lily welcomed Billy's affection, and they kissed.
At the Abbott mansion, Billy asked Jack what had happened to the furniture Sharon had chosen. Jack explained that he had the furniture removed after Sharon filed for divorce because he hated it. Jack noticed Billy's shiner. Billy explained that after the televised interview about Katherine's memoir, Cane had "popped him one." Jack told Billy that someone had captured video of the impromptu slugfest and had uploaded it to a video-sharing site on the Internet. Billy rolled his eyes and sarcastically commented, "Great."
Jack discussed Jabot's business, but Billy asked Jack how he felt about his impending divorce. Jack insisted that he would be fine and did not want to mope about it. Jack asked Billy how he felt about Chloe carrying his baby. Billy explained that he and Chloe would not be compatible. Billy insisted that his attraction to Lily had nothing to do with Cane. Jack advised Billy to back away before things worsened. Billy marveled at Jack's ability to turn the conversation around, and he rose to leave. Billy mentioned that he had agreed to model for Restless Style. Jack tagged along, so he could keep an eye on the "red menace."
At Restless Style's headquarters, Jack and Billy arrived for Billy's photo shoot. Billy was surprised to see Chloe, who explained that her doctor had allowed her to return to work. Phyllis noticed Billy's black eye and said it made Billy look sexy. Phyllis asked Chloe if she agreed. Chloe stammered an indistinct response, and Cane breezed in with Chloe's breakfast. Cane was surprised to learn that he and Billy would appear in a photo together. Jack approached Phyllis privately and questioned her plan to pair Billy and Cane. Phyllis told Jack that the shoot was for charity, and she asked Jack about his divorce. Jack referred Phyllis' question to Sharon. Phyllis noted that she would surely hear all the details from Nick after he returned from New York, where he had been with Sharon on business. Jack looked worried when Phyllis added that Sharon had most likely cried her heart out on Nick's shoulder.
From her office at Restless Style, Phyllis phoned Nick, who had accompanied Sharon on a trip for Beauty of Nature. While Phyllis waited for Nick to answer, she conducted a mock, two-way conversation and said, "Honey, I need to stay in New York with my ex-wife Sharon. Do you have a problem with that?" Phyllis waved her hand dismissively and said in response, "No, Nick. I don't have a problem with that. Oh, and by the way, did Sharon mention that she was getting a divorce?" Phyllis rolled her eyes as she reacted to Nick's imaginary question. After Nick finally answered, he stalled the conversation briefly so he could place his breakfast order with a waiter at a restaurant. In the background, Phyllis overheard Sharon's voice. Sharon also placed a breakfast order as she took a seat at Nick's table. Phyllis noted that it was a bit late for breakfast, but Nick explained that he had slept late due to a postponed meeting.
Phyllis told Nick that two photography sessions along with numerous pressing tasks overextended her time and left her feeling frazzled since Nikki was away. Nick volunteered to fly home and send Sharon alone to meet with a buyer. After the call, Nick explained Phyllis' situation to Sharon. Sharon said flatly, "You should go." Nick apologized for leaving, but Sharon told Nick it was not his job to hold her hand. Nick pressed Sharon to talk about her decision to file for divorce, and he asked what had pushed her over the edge. Jack phoned, so Sharon stepped away to talk privately. Jack asked Sharon if she had told Nick about his and Adam's involvement with the diary. Sharon explained that she had not said anything because she didn't want to hurt Noah and the family. Sharon warned Jack that the truth would come out, and he would pay for it. Sharon hung up on Jack. Before Nick left, he promised to talk to Sharon after she returned to Genoa City.
During planning for Cane and Billy's separate photo shoots, Phyllis noticed that Cane sported bruised knuckles. After Billy showed up with a black eye, Chloe entertained the idea of photographing the men together as brothers and rivals. Phyllis sent George out to find boxing gloves and equipment. Chloe explained that the photo would mimic iconic posters of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat posing in boxing trunks and gloves. Billy and Cane stood before a drab backdrop as a photographer snapped photos of the men jabbing restrained blows at each other. Chloe cooed that her husband looked terrific.
After the shoot, Jack approached Billy and asked if he had any feeling at all for his baby that Chloe was carrying. Billy avoided the discussion and told Jack not to ruin his modeling debut. Billy acted indifferent and wondered aloud whether Lily might be free. Jack approached Chloe and asked how she felt. Chloe answered that she was unaware that he cared. Jack alleged that he was a sucker for pregnant women. Chloe rolled her eyes. Billy approached Chloe at her desk and praised her clever ideas for the photo shoot. Billy received a text message from Lily. Chloe asked what Lily thought about him and Cane fighting over her. Billy leaned in close to Chloe and explained that he and Cane had fought after Billy expressed unkind remarks about Chloe. Chloe batted her eyes said that Cane had not mentioned it. Billy responded, "I think you are starting to get to him, little Mama." After Billy left, Chloe sighed deeply.
Cane noticed that Chloe seemed tired, and he offered to take her home. Chloe stalled and insisted she needed to wrap up a few things. Chloe asked Cane why he had defended her and fought with Billy. Cane explained that he had done so because she was the mother of his child. After Cane left, Chloe admired a proof of a gallant Billy posed with his balled fist readied for a punch.
Phyllis offered Jack, in writing, a statement declaring that she would not write anything that demeaned Billy or Jabot. Phyllis noted that she had full reign at Restless Style, although she was also a different person since she published the infamous and damaging "letter from the editor." Jack refused to believe that Phyllis had changed, and he smugly added, "I was married to you, sugar." Jack added that Phyllis might have fooled Nick, but she still had the same devious heart. Phyllis said, "At least I have a heart and a husband who loves me." Jack retorted, "Good luck holding onto him." Phyllis invited Jack to pose for a "men we love to hate" campaign for his favorite charity. Phyllis promised to print the photo without negative comments, so Jack agreed. Phyllis arranged for Jack to pose as Frank Sinatra. Jack seemed impressed with his appearance until Phyllis called him the rat in the rat pack. Jack shook his head menacingly at Phyllis.
Phyllis phoned Brad and told him that Sharon and Jack were divorcing. Phyllis added that Sharon was in New York. Brad said, "I'll pass," as he recalled Sharon's gentle rejection of his romantic proposition on New Year's Eve. Phyllis reminded Brad of his and Sharon's previous affair in New York, and insisted that Brad meet Sharon at the Viewmont Hotel. Brad hung up on Phyllis, but he remembered professing his love to Sharon.
Brad stirred his coffee and recalled Sharon's vulnerability after Jack hurt her in the past, and he recalled his and Sharon's steamy lovemaking session in New York. Brad abandoned his coffee and hurried away. Phyllis received a text message from Brad informing her that he was on his way to New York. Phyllis seemed relieved. Sharon was surprised to see Brad seated at a restaurant bar. Brad lied that he had come to meet with his broker. Sharon explained that she had just closed a deal for Beauty of Nature. Sharon quizzed Brad about showing up in New York, and said she might blame Phyllis if she didn't know that Phyllis and Brad were sworn enemies. Brad received a call and stepped away for a moment to talk. Nick returned with his briefcase and told Sharon that stormy weather had canceled his flight. Brad finished his call and turned to face Nick and Sharon. Nick asked, "Brad, what are you doing here?" Sharon glared at Brad.