In Jack's office at Jabot, he told Ashley that Tucker wanted to meet them for a discussion. Ashley asked Jack how much he'd bid for Jabot. Jack responded, "We bid far more than the company's worth, but I was willing to spend my last dime to get the company back in the family." Tucker arrived. Jack told Tucker to dispense with formalities and announce the good news, but Tucker said flatly, "You were outbid." Jack was shocked. Tucker insisted that Victor Newman won the company because his offer was the highest. Ashley was devastated.
After Tucker left, Jack, boiling with anger, said, "Victor told me he wasn't through with me. He said once we worked together to help Katherine, he was going to get his revenge on me. I should have known I was being played. I was so focused on getting Jabot back, I let my guard down. That will never happen again." Ashley listened sympathetically.
Victor showed up and told Jack that he had one week to pack his things and get out. Ashley remarked that Victor couldn't have been more callous. Jack insisted that Victor couldn't have known how much he had bid for Jabot unless Victor had inside information. Victor reminded Jack that the bid envelopes were sealed. Jack asked, "How did you do it?" Victor responded that he made certain that he was the highest bidder.
After Jack left, Ashley claimed that Victor was punishing her, in addition to Jack. Victor insisted that Ashley was taking things personally that had nothing to do with her. Before he left, Victor told Ashley to remind Jack that he had one week to get the hell out.
Jack later returned to his office alone. Jack addressed his late father solemnly and said, "Oh, Dad. I am sorry." Ashley returned and prompted Jack to pack his things. Jack said, "This isn't over yet, Ashley. There is no way Victor's bid just happened to be higher than mine." Ashley told Jack that they didn't have proof that Victor did anything illegal. Jack fumed and said, "If Victor cheated, I'm going to find out and nail him to the wall."
At Newman Enterprises, Victor told Nick that his idea of planting his brother Adam in Tucker McCall's company was a stroke of genius. Nick responded, "You know, Jack's not my favorite person these days, but I do get what Jabot means to him." Nick was surprised when Victor announced that he would not serve as Jabot's CEO. After Adam arrived, Victor told Adam that the plan for him to infiltrate Tucker McCall's company was Nick's brainchild. Adam, stunned, asked why he hadn't been told about Nick's involvement. Victor reminded Adam that he and Nick had quarreled about the company and Sharon, so he couldn't assume that his sons would work together. Nick added, "We couldn't risk you blowing the plan."
Adam clenched his jaw when Nick explained that he was involved in the plan to spy on Tucker because Newman Enterprises meant as much to him as it did to Victor. Adam gulped his champagne and insisted that he shouldn't be seen at Newman if he wished to continue the charade. Victor ordered Adam to wait for Victor to tell Adam what to do next. After Adam left, Nick worried that Adam resented being a pawn in Nick's plan.
Victor insisted that he was in control of the situation, not Adam. Nick reminded Victor that he hadn't announced who would run Jabot. Victor replied, "All in due time, son." Nick left, and Victor phoned someone and left a message. Victor said, "You call me back as soon as you can. I acquired a new company, one you would be very interested in."
At the Genoa City Athletic Club bar, Adam had a drink. Billy, sitting nearby, sarcastically thanked Adam for providing a cover story for Restless Style. Adam glared at Billy, who proclaimed, "When your daddy called you a sociopath, that was pure gold. It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy." Adam quipped that things weren't what they seemed. Billy responded, "I might know more than you think. One of these days, we're going to find out about the rest of your dirty little secrets, and then you'll lose your job, your friendship with my sister, and your pretty wife. I'll be right here, writing down every sordid little detail."
After Billy left, Adam received a phone call. It was an old friend from Harvard, Gavin Brown. Gavin told Adam that a hot chick had asked questions about Adam's involvement with Dr. Taylor. Adam quizzed his old friend about the woman. Gavin said that the woman was a pretty redhead. Adam, grimacing threateningly, muttered, "Phyllis."
At the Chancellor mansion, Chance argued over the phone with police investigators, who seemed unconcerned about the recent break-in at the mansion because they believed it was merely the theft of a watch. Chloe and Delia encountered a distracted Chance, who left to make other calls. Billy arrived and told Chloe that he had an appointment in New York to interview a writer. Billy asked Chloe to run the magazine while he was gone.
Chloe said that Billy's thoughtfulness to stop by and announce his plans instead of hopping on a plane without one word of explanation had impressed her. Billy took Delia in his arms and entertained the child by making silly faces and talking to her in amusing voices. Chloe said, "You know, if you could morph into this great ex-husband and father, I think that maybe you are ready for a commitment to make some girl really lucky." Billy explained that Delia was the only girl he needed in his life.
Neil and Katherine dined at the club while they discussed business. Katherine told Neil that she hadn't heard anything about the sale of Jabot. Jill approached. Katherine told Jill that she and Neil were discussing business. Katherine announced that her business was no longer a concern to Jill, and Katherine fired her. Jill was livid.
Jill reminded Katherine that she'd greatly improved Jabot after taking the reins of the troubled company. Dismissing Jill's statement, Katherine reminded Jill that Jill had stabbed her in the back too many times. Katherine berated Jill for remaining with Tucker after everyone learned about his lies and deceit. Jill claimed that Tucker admired her business acumen more that Katherine ever had. Katherine told Jill that she'd always love her, but that Jill would never work for her again.
Neil stunned Katherine after he received a call notifying him that Victor had bought Jabot. Later at home, Katherine told Neil that she'd know more about Tucker's aims after she spoke to her miserable excuse for a son. Chloe walked in and mentioned that Chance was obsessed about finding out who'd broken in the previous night. Neil wanted to know more. Chloe explained that Katherine and Jill had locked themselves inside a bedroom while the intruder jiggled the doorknob.
Chloe added that the intruder ran away when he heard sirens. Neil asked Katherine if she thought that Tucker was involved. Chloe responded, "This had nothing to do with corporate intrigue. Someone is messing with Chance, and he is ready to take on the entire Genoa City police department if he has to because they're not investigating the way that they should."
Neil looked worried and wondered aloud how an intruder managed to slip past security. Chloe complained that Chance was completely shutting her out. Kay offered to speak to Chance, and Neil went to Katherine's office to make phone calls. Katherine discovered Chance feverishly comparing objects in the sitting room to forensic photos taken just after the break-in. Chance complained that the incident had nothing to do with the theft of his watch because someone was trying to get to him through his family. Katherine advised Chance to let his loved ones support and comfort him.
Chance told Katherine that he feared his fellow officers were covering something up. Chance cited Riggs' escape and the uninvestigated break-in as the reasons for his suspicions. Katherine suggested that Chance report his concerns to his superiors or to internal affairs, but Chance claimed that he couldn't trust anyone. Katherine advised Chance to reach out for help if he was in over his head. Chloe returned, and Chance apologized for being distant and paranoid. Chance maintained that he trusted his family, and he promised to enlist fellow officer Sid Meeks's help with the matter. Chance and Chloe took Delia for a stroll.
Neil returned and told Katherine that a private investigator reported something intriguing about Tucker. Neil explained that Tucker once managed a rock band comprised of unknowns that went from total obscurity to superstardom virtually overnight. Neil added that Tucker parlayed his success and formed a record label. Neil said that new artists Tucker later signed on also shot to the top of the charts. Katherine seemed intrigued. Neil wondered aloud how Tucker accomplished these successes. Katherine responded, "Once we find out, we might be able to fight back."
Jill went to Tucker's office and told him that Katherine had fired her. Jill tried to convince Tucker to keep Jabot, so she could run the company alongside Jack. Tucker announced that Victor owned Jabot. Jill suggested that Tucker find a place for her at Chancellor, but Tucker refused to entangle himself in Jill and Katherine's dispute. Jill insisted that Tucker consider a position for her. Jill poured glasses of wine and served one to Tucker, as she sipped from the other. Tucker set his glass on a table and coldly announced that he didn't intend to offer her a position. Jill reminded Tucker that she'd stood by him personally and professionally, and she recalled that he'd planned for them to take Jabot and Chancellor to new heights.
Tucker did not address Jill's statements. Jill seemed taken aback when Tucker handed her coat to her and said, "Goodnight Jill." Jill stood in the hallway with her back to Tucker as he told her that she was a strong woman who'd land on her feet. After Tucker slammed the door, a young woman dressed only in Tucker's shirt emerged from a bedroom. Tucker said, "That took longer that I expected." The woman embraced Tucker, and they kissed. After the woman dressed, she kissed Tucker goodbye. Tucker asked the woman to keep him company a while, but the woman responded, "You're a fun guy, but I don't do clingy." After the woman left, Tucker seemed lost in thought.
Billy joined Jill in a lounge area at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Jill told Billy that Tucker jilted her. Jill cried, "I've ruined my relationship with Katherine. I've alienated all the people that I love, and all for a man who was using me from the moment he met me." Billy told Jill that he had to fly to New York, but he promised to have dinner with her after he returned. After Billy left, Jill sat dejected and seemed lost in thought.
At the Newman Ranch, Sharon and Nick spent time with Noah before he left for Paris. Nick mentioned that he'd heard about Noah's attempt to clear Eden's name. Noah responded, "Eden didn't do anything wrong. Somebody is setting her up to make it look like she's trying to scare Lauren." Noah went upstairs to see Abby. Nick asked Sharon if her new husband was too busy to say goodbye to Noah. Nick claimed that Noah was leaving because Sharon married Adam.
Upstairs, Abby cried that Noah was leaving her alone in a nuthouse with sparring family members. Noah comforted Abby before they rejoined his parents downstairs. After Abby left, Noah told his parents that he'd miss them, and he told his mom that she seemed stronger than ever. After Noah left, Sharon sobbed. Nick apologized for what he'd said about Adam, but Sharon explained that she was thinking about her memories of them in Paris. Sharon and Nick recalled walking together and kissing in view of the Eiffel Tower. After Nick left, he stood near the window and watched Sharon, who seemed overwhelmed with sadness and despair.
When Adam arrived home, he urgently announced to Sharon that he'd planned for them to fly away to enjoy their honeymoon. Sharon cited many reasons not to go, but Adam said he needed to get away to forget how his dad had crucified him. Giving up, Sharon agreed to go. Adam said, "The sooner we get out of here, the better."