Amber arrived at Lauren and Michael's condo to use Michael's office as a design studio. Amber was shocked to learn that the DA had decided not to drop the charges against Daniel, after all. Amber cried and realized the irony of having slept with Deacon in exchange for Daniel's freedom. Michael promised to defend Daniel. Amber cried that Deacon would punish Daniel until Deacon got her back. Amber plotted to schmooze Deacon in order to collect evidence that would prove Daniel's innocence.
Lauren and Michael warned Amber that she was playing with fire if she attempted to turn the tables on Deacon. Amber agreed, but she decided to book a room at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Lauren invited Amber to stay with them. Michael turned and stared at Lauren as if she had lost her mind. Michael attempted to change Lauren's mind about housing Amber, but Lauren persisted. Amber excused herself, so Michael and Lauren could work out their differences on the matter.
Before Amber left, Lauren warned her to stay away from Deacon. After Amber walked out the door, Lauren told Michael that Amber would complicate Daniel's case if she was allowed free reign with Deacon. Michael knew that he couldn't disagree with Lauren, and agreed to house Amber. When Eden arrived and heard about her new roommate, she embraced the opportunity to share living quarters with Amber. Lauren breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that keeping Amber close would prevent trouble with Deacon.
At Jimmy's Bar, J.T. told Victoria that Mary Jane Benson had been hiding out in a back room. J.T. explained that Mac had believed Mary Jane to be homeless. Victoria whipped out her cell phone to alert Victor. J.T. requested that Victoria not phone her father. Victoria was angered when J.T. expressed his belief that Victor had arranged for Mary Jane's arrival in Genoa City. Victoria remained unconvinced, even after J.T. added that he had found Mary Jane's note alluding to Victor's involvement. Victoria repeatedly defended her father, but J.T.'s persistence raised Victoria's ire. Victoria left in a huff.
Colleen approached J.T. after his fray with Victoria and noted that J.T. seemed like he could use a friend. As J.T. and Colleen sipped beer, J.T. complained that Victoria maintained that he could do nothing right, and Victor could do nothing wrong. Colleen mentioned that she had returned to the bar after discovering that her car had a flat tire. J.T. offered Colleen a ride home, and they left Jimmy's together. A man seated in a booth under the stairs followed J.T. and Colleen.
When J.T. and Colleen arrived at her house, Colleen asked J.T. to step inside briefly, so she could turn on the lights. J. T. complied. After J.T. and Colleen stepped inside, the man who had followed them from Jimmy's emerged from the bushes holding a camera. Inside, Colleen thanked J.T. for his support after Brad's death. Colleen insisted that she had sought her father's board seat to honor her father's memory. Colleen regretted that Victor had waged a sick game of revenge.
J.T. listened as Colleen poured out her heart. Colleen said that if she could turn time backward, she would revert to the years that she and J.T. were together. Colleen maintained that her life made sense with J.T., and he insisted that they could remain friends. Colleen admitted that she felt more than casual friendship, and she began kissing J.T. Through a window, the man from the bar aimed his camera and snapped photos of J.T. and Colleen embracing and kissing.
Victoria sat at the Genoa City Athletic Club's bar. Deacon noticed Victoria's distress and took a seat next to her. Victoria admitted that she had weathered another crisis on the home front. Deacon offered to cheer up Victoria and announced that he'd struck a deal on the Koons painting. Victoria's mood abruptly changed for the better. Deacon claimed that the paperwork on the painting was in his room awaiting Victoria's signature. Before Victoria accompanied Deacon to his room, she ordered the bartender to send up a bottle of champagne.
In Deacon's room, Victoria signed the paperwork and thanked Deacon for acquiring her favorite art piece. Victoria movingly expounded on the painting and described its depiction of a haunted, oppressed woman striving to be free. Victoria admitted that life had gotten her down lately. Deacon proposed that Victoria free herself by trying something new as he moved his face closer to hers. Victoria succumbed to Deacon's allure and began kissing him.
Outside Deacon's room, Amber opened a bottle of artificial tears and filled her eyes until droplets trickled down her cheeks. Victoria and Deacon kissed and groped each other on the sofa. A knock at the door sent Victoria running to the suite's bathroom to hide. Deacon opened the door to find Amber, sobbing pitifully as she threw her arms around Deacon. Amber claimed that she had nowhere to go because Daniel had kicked her out. Deacon seemed bewildered as he tried to peer back over his shoulder to determine Victoria's whereabouts. Amber clung to Deacon as if she would never let him go.
In Deacon's room at the Genoa City Athletic Club, he plotted with Ryder to frame Kevin. Ryder assured Deacon that he had already planted the seed that would have Kevin eating out of his hand by nightfall. Daniel, wearing a black cap, hid in the hallway and overheard Deacon and Ryder as they stood in the doorway talking about Kevin. After Ryder left Deacon's suite, Daniel covertly followed him.
At Crimson Lights, Daniel told Kevin that he was focused on fighting the charges against him and didn't have time for Amber. Later, when Jana returned, she was overjoyed to find that Kevin had transformed the coffeehouse into the ashram, complete with funky fake plants and psychedelic-themed décor. Kevin noted that his efforts were a surprise gift for his and Jana's anniversary. Kevin gave Jana a black wig as a Goth-inspired gift. Kevin acknowledged the tumultuous difficulties the couple had endured during their first year of marriage. Kevin faithfully promised that their ensuing years of marriage would be blissful.
Jana seemed alarmed when she learned that Kevin had promised a generous donation to the ashram from money he hoped to earn on royalties from his chipmunk-philosophy endeavors. Jana reminded Kevin that speaking engagements and book deals would stand in the way of him actually helping people as he had pledged. Kevin insisted that he and Jana deserved more than running their coffee shop could offer. Ryder showed up, and Kevin let him in.
Ryder offered to leave when he discovered that Kevin and Jana were celebrating their anniversary, but Kevin insisted that he was available to help. Daniel covertly watched the goings-on inside the coffeehouse through a window. Kevin sat across from Ryder at a table and invited him to vent his problems. Ryder insinuated that he had committed a grave offense. Daniel walked in before Ryder could elaborate. Kevin introduced Ryder. Daniel asked Ryder about his last name, but Ryder was mum.
Kevin took Daniel aside and said he was busy with a kid in trouble. Daniel suggested that Kevin spend his anniversary night with his wife. Before Daniel left, he approached Jana at the coffee bar and instructed her to meet him later at Jimmy's, without letting Kevin know where she was going. Back at their table, Kevin counseled Ryder and instructed him to gather all the dark things in his life and channel those feelings into something else. Ryder claimed that he couldn't possibly accomplish such an undertaking.
At the bar, Jana used a magnifying glass to examine photos of two reproduction Terroni paintings on her laptop screen. Noticing something amiss, Jana suddenly exclaimed, "Oh, my God!" Jana quickly closed her laptop and placed it into a carrying case. Jana rose from her stool and causally announced to Kevin that she had to go out for a while. After Jana left, Kevin promised Ryder that he could trust him to keep confidences. Kevin attempted to gain the young man's trust and owned up to a string of wrongdoings before Ryder abruptly admitted that he had killed a man.
When Jana met with Daniel at Jimmy's Bar, she tried to tell him about her shocking discovery. Daniel interrupted Jana and told her that he had seen Ryder with Deacon Sharpe. Daniel advised Jana to keep Kevin away from Ryder until he could gather more information about Ryder's involvement with Deacon. Jana told Daniel that she had determined that one of the Terroni paintings she had studied through photographs stored on her laptop proved to be authentic. Jana pointed to a particular shaded area and explained that Terroni used torn brushes to achieve subtle shading. Daniel concurred that he had never used the method when he created his reproduction. Jana told Daniel that the Terroni painting was valued at 15 million dollars.
At Neil's condo, Cane waited for Lily to pack her belongings. Neil and Devon pressured Lily to reconsider plans to move back to her former home with Cane. Lily insisted that she had seen her future in that house, and it gave her hope. Neil reminded Lily that Cane had already broken her heart twice. Cane promised not to hurt Lily again. Lily explained that she wanted to live, laugh, and feel as good as she could while she endured chemotherapy. Neil seemed taken aback when Lily suggested that he based his reaction on fear that Lily would die. Lily insisted that she would beat the cancer, and pleaded for her family's support.
As Lily prepared to leave with Cane, she quietly instructed Devon to see after their father. Neil advised Cane to look after his little girl. Cane promised he would. Before Lily walked out the door, she hugged her father and thanked him for letting her go. After Lily left, Devon thanked his father for not telling Lily about his one-night stand with Tyra.
Tyra knocked on Neil's door. When Neil answered, Tyra read the stunned expression on Neil's face and knew at once that Devon had told Neil about the affair. Neil asked to speak to Tyra alone. Tyra profusely apologized. Neil blamed himself and said that he had lied to Karen and ended their marriage for Tyra. Neil worried that he could lose Lily and cried that he had no control over the situation.
Tyra insisted to Neil that making love to Devon was a mistake, and she attempted a reconciliation. Neil declined and explained that his priority was helping Lily through chemotherapy. Tyra suggested she leave town and move in with her Aunt Virginia. While Tyra gathered her belongings in the bedroom, Neil flipped through a photo album and gazed reflectively at a photo of himself with Lily and Devon. Before Tyra left, she promised to let Ana return for visits. Tyra assured Neil that he would rebuild his family. After Tyra left, Neil seemed lonely and disheartened.
At Cane and Lily's house, Cane situated Lily comfortably on the sofa. Lily asked what had happened with Phillip. Cane said that he enjoyed tending bar and interacting with patrons because he had grown up without a family. Cane explained that his camaraderie with Phillip grew as he listened to Phillip talk about his family in Genoa City. Cane said that the idea for him to take Phillip's place began as a joke before Phillip pressed the plan into action. Cane told Lily that his life changed forever after he found her. Cane proclaimed Lily to be the love of his life. Lily thanked Cane for allowing her to see the man she married.