At the Newman ranch, Adam secretly overheard Victor's discussion with Dr. Braun, a psychiatrist Olivia recommended to assess Ashley's mental health. Victor expressed his fear that Ashley's continued emotional distress might threaten her pregnancy. Victor admitted to Dr. Braun that he was reluctant to suggest that Ashley consult with her. Dr. Braun said, "You can't force her to seek treatment. That doesn't give me any way to evaluate her mental state." Victor responded, "I think you should probably come here to observe her, and then whatever your diagnosis is, we proceed from there. What do you think?"
Adam appeared at Ashley's bedroom door and welcomed her back from the hospital. Ashley assured Adam that she and the baby were fine. Adam feigned shock after Ashley recalled discovering the scrapbook, which bore her name on the cover, filled with photos and information about Sabrina. Adam insisted that a "serious freak" was responsible for planting the book in Ashley's purse.
Ashley blamed Estella for the scrapbook incident, though Ashley fretted that she had no proof. Adam claimed to be Ashley's friend and insisted that he believed Ashley was correct to blame Estella. Ashley admitted that even Olivia was so busy walking on eggshells that she didn't support Ashley's allegations about Estella. Ashley thanked Adam for his friendship and support.
Olivia picked up Jack, and they both drove to the ranch to check on Ashley. When Olivia and Jack arrived, they encountered Dr. Braun as she was leaving. Ashley came downstairs and greeted her brother. Jack explained that Olivia told him about the incident at the hospital involving the scrapbook. Ashley blamed Estella. Jack pressured Ashley to go home with him. Ashley declined Jack's offer.
After Olivia escorted Ashley back upstairs, Victor and Jack argued over whom could best provide a stress-free atmosphere for Ashley. As Adam listened via the microphone hidden under a table in the sitting room, Jack asked Victor how many times Ashley would continue to be terrorized if she stayed at the ranch. Adam was stunned when Jack blamed Victor for the unusual occurrences.
Jack seemed unfazed even though Victor insisted that he loved Ashley. Jack claimed that Victor mistook love for control. As the men's voices rose to shouting level, Olivia returned and warned Jack and Victor not to upset Ashley. Victor ordered Jack out of his house.
Upstairs, Olivia felt distanced from Ashley as the doctor tended to her patient. Olivia said, "I'm sorry you feel like you can't trust me. I want to believe that you had nothing to do with any of these strange occurrences." Ashley complained that she felt trapped inside the house. Olivia suggested that Ashley take Zapato for a walk to get some fresh air.
In the moonlight, Ashley led Zapato on an evening walk. Ashley stopped near the statue of Sabrina. Addressing the statue, Ashley begged Sabrina to let Victor go. Suddenly the wind blew. Ashley watched as the statue suddenly became alive. Sabrina stood up and walked toward Ashley. Sabrina cooed, "Don't be afraid. I am not going to hurt you."
Ashley feared she had lost her mind. Sabrina told Ashley that she was perfectly sane. Sabrina added that she and her baby were at peace knowing that Ashley loved Victor. Ashley awoke in her bed and smiled as she realized that her peaceful encounter with Sabrina was just a dream. Ashley went downstairs to see Victor.
In a jovial mood, Ashley told Victor that she felt good and realized that she had been overreacting to the strange occurrences. Ashley insisted that her place was with Victor. Victor warmly embraced Ashley. Inside his room, Adam became livid when he overheard Ashley's conversation with Victor. Adam beat his fist on his desk and shouted, "Damn it! I had you on the edge. What went wrong?"
In his studio, Daniel recalled the day Howard Aucker showed up and complimented Daniel's exact recreation of a famous painting. After Howard mentioned seeing Jana Fisher at the studio, he warned Daniel that Jana could jeopardize the investigation. Daniel recalled telling Howard that the "Feds" could not dictate whom Daniel befriended.
While Daniel perfected his painting, Howard Aucker phoned and demanded delivery of Daniel's version of the stolen Terroni painting. Howard reminded Daniel that he had paid a "boatload" of money for the fake. Daniel explained that he needed a bit more time to perfect his copied painting. Howard threatened trouble for Daniel's criminal friends if Daniel didn't deliver the painting by noon the next day. After Daniel hung up the phone, Amber asked if everything was okay. Daniel insisted it was, but he seemed troubled.
At Crimson Lights, Jana noticed that Kevin restlessly busied himself with mundane tasks. Jana mentioned the hateful emails and letters that Detective Wallace received from irate citizens. Jana told Kevin that he shouldn't have kept the emails and letters. Kevin said, "It's too late. I have already read them, and they are the truth, Jana. I did some terrible things, and now I have to live with that." Jana responded, "Kevin, you are a victim, okay? You're not responsible for those things that you did. You have to accept that before you can move past it."
Amber and Daniel stopped by the coffeehouse. While Kevin and Amber visited at a nearby table, Daniel talked to Jana at the counter. Jana questioned Daniel at length about the painting she saw in his studio. Jana demanded that Daniel explain why he was creating a forgery of a stolen masterpiece.
Daniel told Jana about his involvement with the Department of Justice and the agency's efforts to catch the thieves that stole a Terroni painting. Jana informed Daniel that it was "dangerous to play games with these people." Daniel said that he was concerned because the agent, Howard Aucker, had become quite aggressive. Jana supposed that the agent's superiors were pressuring him. Daniel pleaded with Jana not to tell anyone about his involvement with Howard, especially not Amber. Jana promised she would keep Daniel's project a secret.
When Daniel and Amber returned to their studio loft, they found it ransacked. Amber became hysterical and worried that one particular person who had left a threatening comment on one of the blogs she and Kevin found about them might have carried his threat too far. Daniel secretly recalled Howard's menacing threat.
While Daniel and Jana talked nearby at the coffeehouse, Amber and Kevin perused the Internet. Amber insisted that there were people who supported Kevin. Among numerous detractors and comments that contained personal threats, Kevin was relieved after Amber discovered a Web site that provided support for adults who suffered abuse and neglect as children.
Kevin listened as Amber read aloud one particular comment, which stated, "Thanks to the love and support of his family and friends and the fair-minded governor, Kevin has returned to his community whole and intact. I salute him for surviving this terrible ordeal, one that could have destroyed a weaker, less-principled man. Those who haven't descended into the dark abyss that is child abuse and risen from its horrors to become productive members of society have no right to judge Kevin or his actions while under the spell of his merciless kidnapper."
Joyfully, Kevin and Amber showed the supportive blog comments to Jana and Daniel. After Daniel and Amber left, Kevin noticed that all of the supportive comments originated from Amber's email address. Kevin was still touched that Amber had gone to so much trouble in order to comfort him.
At the Abbott mansion, Phyllis begged Jack to keep Sharon away from Nick. Jack insisted that he and Sharon would raise her baby together. Phyllis worried that Sharon would change her mind if she learned that Nick was the baby's father. Phyllis was even more concerned after Jack said that Sharon had gone to talk to Nick. Jack insisted that Sharon was no longer a threat to Nick and Phyllis' marriage. Phyllis maintained that Jack's claims weren't reassuring.
At Restless Style's headquarters, Nick greeted Sharon with a kiss and told Sharon that he wanted her back. Sharon said she couldn't allow Nick to leave Phyllis for her and added, "There is no more you and me." Nick insisted that he and Sharon "would be tied together always." Nick claimed that Sharon wasn't in love with Jack and didn't belong with him, and he strongly begged Sharon to reconsider.
Phyllis arrived and overheard Nick pleading with Sharon. Phyllis asked, "Reconsider what?" Nick responded that there were about to be "changes that would affect their lives." Before Nick could continue, Sharon quickly and breathlessly stated her case. Sharon declared, "I'm reconciling with Jack, and this time, permanently. So Nick and I have agreed to keep our distance, and if the baby I'm carrying turns out to be his, then we'll share custody, but Jack and I will raise the baby together. And, um, just so that's clear, um, there's nothing going on between Nick and me, nor will there be, and I really want what's best for you two and for Summer." Without further comment, Sharon left.
Phyllis fixed her gaze at Nick and asked, "Is that the whole story?" Phyllis asked Nick if he was ready to let Sharon go. Nick simply said, "I made a decision." Before Nick could continue, Summer's sitter, Leslie, phoned to say that she was ill and needed Phyllis to relieve her. Phyllis, in tears, told Nick that they could talk after he arrived at home. After Phyllis left, Nick seemed lost in thought.
When Jack returned to the mansion, he found Sharon waiting for him. Sharon, sobbing, embraced Jack. Sharon thanked Jack for supporting her through everything that had happened. Jack tightly hugged Sharon as she continued to cry. Sharon vowed that she loved Jack very much.