At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Jack worried about Ashley's morning sickness. Jack enjoyed reading the Restless Style articles about Jill and Katherine's quarrels. Jill arrived and took a seat next to Cane at the bar. Cane told his mother that Katherine had offered him a high-level position at Chancellor, which Cane turned down. Cane insisted, "It was the best decision I have ever made."
Jill soothed her frayed nerves with a highball. Jill told Cane that she had added yet another person to her list of people who had learned not to cross her. Cane invited Jill to accompany him to the custody hearing, but Jill declined for fear that the press might pounce on her.
Jill noticed Jack and Ashley sitting nearby. In Jill's thoughts, she recounted the conversation she had with Victor after he transferred shares of Jabot stock to Jill. The stock transfer had given Jill the power to fire Jack and Ashley. Jill recalled having said that Ashley would be very disappointed if she ever learned the truth. Jill approached Jack and Ashley. Ashley mentioned that Victor had turned down Jill's request for a position at Jabot. Ashley's comment awakened Jill's fury.
Jill took a seat at Ashley and Jack's table. Jack harassed Jill about the article and asked how Cane would survive since he could no longer hide behind his mommy's skirt tails. Jill told Jack that she hadn't read the magazine article. Jack continued antagonizing Jill. Jack said that neither Jill nor Billy had a real mother.
Jill prepared to spew her revelation to Ashley. A sudden wave of nausea hit Ashley. Jack helped Ashley to her feet and escorted her to the door. Before Jack and Ashley walked away, Jack plopped the oversized magazine into Jill's lap.
Near the entrance to the club, Ashley suffered abdominal pains and said she should see her doctor. Jack escorted Ashley to the Newman ranch after a quick trip to the doctor's office. Estella was surprised to see Ashley. Estella eagerly insisted that Ashley drink a cup of ginger tea to ease morning sickness. Ashley brusquely demanded water in lieu of tea. Estella seemed disheartened, but she relented to Ashley's wishes.
After Estella walked away, Jack told Ashley that she should rest. Ashley reminded Jack that the doctor explained that Ashley's spotting was normal. Ashley thanked Jack for his concern and went to her room to rest. Jack noticed a file folder on Victor's desk. Jack opened the file and shuffled through the papers.
Adam heard noises and spoke, thinking that Victor had returned. Jack responded to Adam's greeting. Adam quickly recognized Jack's voice. Jack explained that he had brought Ashley home. Adam told Jack that he should leave. Jack ignored Adam's request. Adam warned Jack that due to Jack's arrogance, he would soon fall.
Jack lashed back at Adam. Jack told Adam that blindness had made him angry and vindictive. Ashley returned and overheard Jack goading Adam. Jack offered spiteful suggestions about what Adam might do with his time. Jack suggested, "Try whittling yourself a walking stick or teaching Zapato to be a seeing-eye dog."
Ashley shushed Jack and told him to leave. Ashley reminded Jack that the ranch was Adam's home. Jack corrected Ashley and claimed that the ranch was Adam's prison. Jack insisted that Adam was a snake, and that Adam resented Victor and Ashley.
Ashley physically pushed Jack out the door and suggested that he check on Billy. After Jack left, Adam told Ashley that he didn't resent his father. Adam noted that Jack was right about one thing. Adam dejectedly noted, "I am not worth much these days."
After Jill's run-in with Jack and Ashley, Jill languished at the bar and perused the Restless Style magazine Jack had left behind. Jill disgustedly slammed the magazine onto the bar and sipped her drink. David Suns, a nosy tabloid reporter with a tape recorder, approached Jill and asked her to share her opinion about the magazine article. Jill screeched, "No comment!"
Mac walked into the club and stood nearby. David asked if Katherine planned to sue Jill for fraud. Jill answered that Katherine was the fraud. Across the room, Mac glared at Jill.
At Crimson Lights, Billy, carrying Delia, halted Chloe's verbal assault on Mac. Mac announced that Chloe would have to get used to having Mac around, because she had decided to stay in Genoa City. After Mac walked away, Billy tried to calm Chloe, but Chloe explained that she was ready to fight. Chloe explained that she might even fight the judge for Delia. Chloe added that Cane would never allow her to see Delia if Cane were awarded custody.
Billy told Chloe that he had asked Lily to convince Cane to drop his custody suit. Chloe stroked Billy's arm to comfort him. Mac looked away after she saw Chloe's demonstration of affection. Chloe thought about Delia's future. Billy assured Chloe that they would raise their daughter together.
As soon as Billy's promise slipped from his mouth, he glanced at Mac, who glanced back, pensively. After Chloe and Billy left with their baby, Mac thought about the kiss she and Billy had shared at the bookstore. A server offered Mac a refill, but Mac declined and announced that she would visit the gym in hopes of clearing her head.
In a courtroom, just as the judge was about to award custody of Ana to Karen and Neil, Neil asked to speak. Rafe tried to silence Neil, but Neil insisted that the judge hear him out. Neil told the judge that Ana, with her laughter and music, had helped him through a dark chapter in his life. Karen cupped her hand into Neil's as a show of support. Neil averted Karen's gaze and continued.
Neil pleaded with the judge to place Ana with Tyra Hamilton. Karen jerked her hand away from Neil's grasp. Tyra succumbed to tears of joy. Neil seemed drained. Karen told the judge that Neil didn't mean what he had said. The judge asked Neil about his sudden change of heart. Neil alluded to trouble in his marriage, but Karen vehemently denied that trouble existed.
The judge took a recess to evaluate the issue in light of Neil's request. Neil apologized to Karen and insisted that he hadn't planned his speech. Karen said, "I suppose you thought hiring a lawyer for Tyra was enough to destroy our chances." Karen told Neil that she couldn't stand the sight of him.
When the judge returned, she granted sole and permanent guardianship of Ana to Tyra. Tyra, overjoyed, gasped in awe and hugged her attorney. Karen looked deflated.
When Cane arrived at the courthouse, he spoke briefly to Ana and Devon. Devon told Cane that Tyra had also petitioned the court for custody of Ana. Cane listened as Ana described her devotion for her mom, Tyra, and Neil and Karen. Lily arrived and told Ana that the judge hadn't yet made a decision.
Outside the courtroom, Ana paced nervously. Devon told Ana that he would support his sister, no matter the outcome of the hearing. Suddenly, Tyra ran from the courtroom and broke the news to Ana. Ana tightly hugged Tyra as she explained that no one would ever take her daughter away again. Devon spoke to Neil, who admitted that he told the judge that Ana belonged with Tyra. Neil added that Karen wasn't handling the judgment well.
After Lily told Cane about Neil's speech before the judge, Cane asked why Neil chose Tyra over Karen. Lily explained that Ana belonged with her mother. Lily added that Ana should never have faced a court battle. Lily begged Cane to consider Delia's future, so the baby would never have to face the same battles Ana had.
Cane and Lily overheard Ana's distress over her testimony in court. Ana worried that she had upset the parties involved after Neil and Karen left the courthouse without saying goodbye. Cane also overhead Tyra tell Devon that she wouldn't wish what she had gone through on anyone.
After Tyra, Ana, and Devon left the courthouse, Lily told Cane that Michael was on his way. Chloe and Billy arrived with baby Delia. Rafe greeted Chloe and Billy and began preparing them for the hearing. Cane asked to speak to Chloe privately. Rafe objected, but Chloe agreed. Chloe and Cane stepped into the courtroom.
Cane told Chloe that he would drop the lawsuit. Chloe thanked Cane and hugged him. Cane phoned Michael to let him know. Chloe explained that she had been uncertain about her life's direction before she had a baby. Chloe insisted that being Delia's mother was her most important role.
Outside the courtroom, Billy asked Lily to play a role in his daughter's life as an aunt. Lily thanked Billy for getting her through some rough times. After Cane and Chloe emerged from the courtroom, Lily embraced Cane. Billy hugged Chloe.
Neil found Karen at home. Karen had hastily packed her belongings and told Neil that she was going as far away as she could. Karen railed at Neil for ambushing her in the courtroom. Neil seemed stunned. Karen berated Neil for always being the "good guy," even to his mistress.
Neil pleaded with Karen and begged her not to leave. Karen told Neil that he had used her to get over his dead wife. Neil insisted he did what he did for Ana. Karen told Neil that he just wanted out of their relationship. Karen asked Neil why he repeatedly gave her hope only to rip it away.
Karen's anger grew to a boiling point, and she slapped Neil. Neil fervently professed his love to Karen. In tears, Karen beat Neil's chest with her balled fists and screamed repeatedly, "I hate you." Ana, Tyra, and Devon walked in and seemed horrified by what they saw. Ana blamed herself.
Karen composed her emotions somewhat and comforted Ana. Karen explained that she had to leave. Ana hugged Karen. After Karen left, Tyra comforted Ana. Alone, Neil gazed mournfully at Karen's wedding band, which Neil held in the palm of his hand.