At the Chancellor estate, Esther tucked a pink carnation behind her ear and floated down the stairway. Clad in a silky, floral-print robe, Esther waltzed through the sitting room. Jill took sudden notice and asked Esther why she was glowing. Roger emerged yawning and buttoning the cuffs on his wrinkled shirt. Jill's jaw dropped as Roger casually inquired, "What's for breakfast?"
Esther poured coffee from a silver pot into a fine china cup. Roger said, "Beautiful place you have here." In unison, Esther and Jill responded, "Thank you." Esther formally introduced Jill to Roger Wilkes, who identified himself as a newly hired accountant at Chancellor Industries. Jill asked rhetorically, "You're the new accountant Cane hired?" After Roger left, Jill asked Esther if she was out of her mind because the man was a complete stranger. Jill reminded Esther that Esther's former boyfriend, Norman, had murdered Katherine's husband, Rex. Esther claimed that Roger had a good vibe, and that Jill was just jealous.
Roger later phoned and invited Esther out for lunch at a Moroccan restaurant. Esther gushed as she bragged to Jill about her lunch date. Esther kicked off her shoes and contemplated polishing her toenails. Esther said, "You never know when you might play footsie with someone!" Jill shook her head in anguish and said jokingly, "Kill me, now." Roger arrived and suggested that Esther dress comfortably. Esther mentioned that she could slip out of her outfit easily. Roger cleared his throat and explained, "Moroccan, remember; we'll sit on pillows, so it's easier to cuddle." Esther went to get her purse.
After Esther walked away, Roger visually appraised various antique pieces placed throughout the sitting room. Roger hoisted a valuable vase and turned it sideways, so he could discern the potter's mark. Jill appeared in the doorway and announced, "Yes, it is authentic." Roger laughed nervously and remarked, "Beautiful piece." Jill angrily fired Roger from his job just as Esther returned. Esther asked Jill how she could be so cruel and insensitive. Jill said, "Quit being such a ditzy schoolgirl, Esther. Why do you think he is dating you, because you're such a catch?" Roger protested and defended his "lady." Jill laughed heartily and said, "My lady? How seventies! And you're still fired!" Arrogantly, Esther told Roger that he didn't need a job because she was loaded. Esther took Roger by the hand, and they both walked out through the front door. Jill folded her arms and sighed heavily in complete disgust.
In an icy alley, a tall graying man approached Roger and demanded to know why he had not answered his phone. Roger reported that he had spent the night with Esther at the Chancellor mansion, which Roger reported, was "packed with antiques." Roger asked about Marge. The man, Clint, considered a change of plans and said, "Forget about Marge. Esther owns half that big, honking mansion and a wad of dough." Roger offered to "continue working" Esther. Clint demanded that Roger marry Esther. Roger reminded Clint that Marge was supposed to impersonate Katherine Chancellor. Clint feared that Marge would become a liability. Clint insisted that Esther was "their ticket to the Chancellor empire." Clint added that he would do whatever was necessary in order to keep Marge away from Genoa City.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Victor and Ashley ate breakfast. Ashley told Victor that Abby was visiting Brad. Ashley added that Brad would prefer that Abby lived with him. Victor's phone rang, but he ignored the call after he saw that it was Adam. Ashley asked Victor why he would not speak to Adam. Victor said fiercely, "There is nothing more to say to him." Ashley told Victor that he couldn't abandon Adam, who would soon end up in a dangerous prison. A concerned Ashley urged Victor to call the DA on Adam's behalf. Between sips of coffee, Victor said coolly, "I'll do what needs to be done." After Victor left, Jack joined Ashley. Jack urged Ashley to go public about his association with Jabot in order to solidify his position. Jack added the he should be CEO of Jabot. Jack pointed out that Ashley compromised the company because she lived with Victor. Ashley recalled Jack's many public disgraces, including the rumor about his sex addiction.
Ashley looked distressed after Jack insisted that he did not trust Victor. Ashley said she interpreted Jack's misgivings to imply that he didn't trust her, and Ashley instructed Jack to "back the hell off!" Ashley softened her stance after Jack told her that Sharon was divorcing him. Jack admitted he had made many mistakes with Sharon. Jack admitted that Sharon's heart might never have been his. Ashley listened as Jack poured out his feelings. Jack said he regretted going into business with "him" at the magazine. Jack spoke cryptically and added that Sharon might have forgiven Jack, if it weren't for "him." Jack compared his plight to Victor's relationship with Sabrina. Jack continued, "It was difficult to build a life with someone when that person was haunted with someone else."
At Crimson Lights, Abby showed Brad a photo of the million-dollar horse Victor gave her as a gift. Victor phoned Abby, and they spoke briefly. As Abby ended the call, she said, "I love you, too, Dad." Abby asked Brad if she could refer to him and to Victor as Dad. Brad smiled and said, "Of course you can." Ashley arrived. Abby stepped away to visit friends. Brad berated Ashley for subjecting Abby to Victor's "poor excuse for parenting." Ashley defended Victor's decision to buy Abby a horse. Brad said angrily, "This year, he gives her a horse. Next year, he sends it to the glue factory." Ashley reminded Brad that Victor was Abby's father, too. Brad shouted, "Victor is a sperm donor! I am her father." Ashley calmly explained that since Abby was older and living at the ranch, Victor would play a bigger part in Abby's life. Ashley apologized for Brad's distress, but she added that Victor's role in Abby's life was "a good thing."
From a holding cell at the jail, Adam left a message for Victor. Adam nervously explained that he was on his way to the state penitentiary with hardcore criminals. Adam begged, "Call me back or come down here, please, please." Adam reflected on the past and recalled his and Victor's conversations after they were reunited. Victor had said he admired Adam after Adam explained that although he had finished near the top of his class at Harvard's business school, Adam had worked crummy jobs and acquired scholarships and student loans on his own to pay for his education. Adam seemed deeply saddened when he remembered that Victor had readily offered him a lofty position at Newman Enterprises. Adam waited for his dad, but a guard noted that no one had scheduled a visit with Adam. Adam insisted, "He'll come."
Adam tried to phone Victor again, but Victor didn't answer. Adam reflectively recalled the day Victor gave him Victoria's position at Newman Enterprises after she walked out in anger. Adam also remembered that Victor attributed Adam's ruthless traits to his father. Adam clenched his jaw as he recalled the day Victor kicked him out and told Adam that he was dead to him. Adam gave up on Victor and called for the guard just as Victor arrived. Adam was visibly grateful to see Victor. Adam said, "I knew you wouldn't let me rot in prison." Victor responded, "You were perfectly willing to let me rot in prison." Adam explained that he made a huge mistake because he was hurt and angry. Victor pointed his finger at Adam. Victor said he had warned Adam not to cross him, yet Adam had framed Victor for murder. Two guards arrived and forcibly removed Adam from the visitation cell. As the guards escorted Adam away, a desperate and apologetic Adam implored Victor to help him. Adam pleaded, "Dad, please help me. Jack used me."
After Victor left Adam, he went to the club bar and ordered tequila. Victor reflectively recalled Adam as a newborn. He remembered shedding tears of joy when he first cradled baby Adam in his arms. Jack appeared and ordered scotch. Victor looked at Jack at warned, "You better start looking over your shoulder." Later, Ashley joined Victor for a meal. Victor told Ashley that Adam was on his mind. Ashley was relieved to hear that Victor had visited Adam. Victor explained that Adam was still in prison, and it was difficult to see his son in shackles. Ashley reached across the table and held Victor's hand to comfort him.
At the club bar, Jack talked seemingly to himself about his problems. Jack said, "I made a lot of mistakes. I pushed away all the people who cared about me. You are the only person I can talk to anymore. You're a good listener, you know that?" A pretty woman in a low-cut dress responded, "Thanks, honey. I normally charge for my time, but with your good looks, just keep talking." Jack smiled, gulped his scotch and said, "How about that? Someone still likes me."
At Indigo, Ana practiced delivering a speech written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Neil and Tyra praised Ana, and they all noted how proud Dr. King would have been to witness Barack Obama become our nation's president. At a nearby table, Rafe noticed that Ana seemed to have adjusted quite well with Karen and Neil as her foster parents. Karen agreed, but she expressed concern that Yolanda might attempt to take Ana away. Karen asked how she and Neil could adopt Ana. Neil joined Karen and Rafe, and Karen excitedly told Neil about her idea to adopt Ana. Neil hedged and seemed uncertain about Karen's timing. Rafe explained that the first step would entail terminating the birth parents' rights. Rafe added that since Ana's father was unknown and Yolanda's actions qualified as abandonment, termination could be as simple as filing the paperwork. Karen insisted that filing for termination would at least prevent Yolanda from taking Ana. Neil tensely agreed to talk to Tyra.
Tyra and Neil finalized celebration plans for a private party. Ana returned and announced that she would deliver King's famous speech at school. Karen joined the celebration of Ana's accomplishment. Tyra invited Ana to lunch, but Ana explained that Karen had already extended an invitation. Ana and Karen baked cookies at home after lunch. Ana called Karen "Miss Karen." Karen told Ana that she called her stepmother Mama Linda, and Karen suggested that Ana call her Mama Karen. Ana worried about Tyra, and said that she might hurt her mom's feelings.
After Ana and Karen left Indigo, Tyra noted that Ana's grades had improved. Neil discussed the threat Yolanda could pose if she returned and attempted to disrupt Ana's life. Tyra guessed that Neil and Karen's plan to terminate Yolanda's rights would open the door for the couple to adopt Ana. Tyra grew angry and insisted that Karen wanted to adopt Ana. Neil suggested that Tyra adopt Ana. Tyra said the court would never allow her to have Ana. Neil attempted to calm Tyra. Neil took Tyra in his arms and gently explained that they all wanted what was best for Ana. Tyra composed herself and thanked Neil for helping Ana. Caught up in the moment, Tyra began kissing Neil on the lips. Tyra suddenly realized what was happening and backed away. Tyra profusely apologized to Neil. Neil said, "Forget it. It never happened." Tyra panicked and announced that she would leave Genoa City. Neil said, "It was just a kiss!" Neil tried to reason with Tyra, but she pointed out that Neil and Karen provided a wonderful life for Ana. Tyra was adamant about leaving and insisted that she was in the way.
At Joe's diner, Murphy praised Katherine for successfully organizing the kitchen. Amber and Daniel showed up. Amber embraced Katherine warmly. Katherine introduced Murphy to Amber and Daniel. Behind the counter, Pearl inquired about "Marge's" friends. Katherine introduced Amber as an old friend. Pearl sarcastically asked if Amber was a former classmate. Ignoring Pearl's comment, Amber played along and commented that Marge was like a mother to her. Joe called out to Pearl, and Murphy goaded Pearl and suggested she carry on with her job.
Amber wondered aloud why Katherine had not told people who she really was. Katherine explained that it caused problems when she identified herself as Katherine Chancellor, and she apologized for forcing Amber to lie. Amber quickly noted that she had not lied about considering Katherine to be the mother she never had as she pulled Katherine close. Murphy seemed touched, but Daniel seemed worried. Amber giddily announced plans to tell the world that Katherine Chancellor was alive. Amber's plans for a media blitz included T-shirts and phone calls to stockholders. A somber Daniel questioned Amber's certainty that the woman standing before them was actually Katherine Chancellor. Amber remained undaunted and challenged Daniel to "get with the program."
Pearl offered to cover for "Marge" while she chatted with Amber. Murphy joined Katherine as she told Amber and Daniel that she appreciated Amber's enthusiasm, however, Katherine explained, she had Michael Baldwin representing her. Katherine added that Michael's brother, Kevin, believed her to be who she said she was. Murphy explained that Kevin had provided the cash that Murphy used to bail Katherine out of jail. Amber became tense and said, "Kevin Fisher; really?" Amber seemed concerned as she glanced toward Daniel sheepishly.
Amber took notes as she questioned Katherine and asked her to recall the car accident. Katherine said she couldn't remember the accident, but she reported being found on the riverbank near the accident site. Murphy added that he had found Katherine, who was wearing a muddy black pantsuit with white trim. Murphy said he immediately recognized "those glittering eyes." Daniel asked Katherine if she had her purse or any identification. Katherine became terribly flustered, so she went to get coffee. Daniel asked Amber if she still believed the woman was Katherine Chancellor. Amber seemed discouraged and answered, "I don't know. So far, we've got zip."
Amber held up family photos printed in Katherine's memoir and asked Katherine to identify them. Katherine couldn't identify the people in the photos, nor could she recall where Phillip went to obtain a divorce. Katherine was shocked when Amber mentioned that Katherine had offered Jill money in exchange for baby Phillip. Katherine became distraught and explained that snippets of her past were familiar but evasive. Murphy reminded Katherine that she had no memories of him or the diner. Katherine gazed at the cover photo on her memoir and noticed that she was wearing her emerald ring. Amber announced that the ring would prove she was Katherine. Katherine nearly cried when she admitted she had pawned the ring. Amber gleefully proclaimed that they would get the ring back. Amber added, "Don't worry about it, Mrs. C. Everything's going to work out. I can feel it." Outside the diner, through the slats of the venetian blind covering the window, Clint watched Katherine.