At the Abbott mansion, Patty squealed with delight as Jack carried who he thought was Emily over the threshold. Patty and Jack talked about how they'd cut their honeymoon short after Jack hatched a plan to get Jabot back from Victor. Patty said resolutely, "Victor can't toy with other people and their dreams. He needs to learn a lesson." Jack responded, "Don't worry, Mrs. Abbott, I'm all over it." Jack surprised his bride when he unveiled a life-sized portrait of Emily, which was taken as she modeled her wedding gown. Jack stood behind Patty as he admired the photograph. Patty looked stunned as Jack gushed about his lovely wife.
Jack gazed at the portrait and said, "That gorgeous woman, so wise and so lovely, said, 'I do.'" Patty silenced Jack and cried, "That's not true." Patty turned her back on the photograph, and Jack asked her why she didn't like it. Patty responded, "People will think I am vain when they walk in here and see her." Jack insisted that people would consider him lucky because Emily Peterson had agreed to marry him. Jack embraced a sobbing Patty, but she insisted she was okay. Jack announced that he had to leave because he couldn't let Victor take what was Jack's.
After Jack left, Patty addressed the portrait and declared, "Jack's taking back what's his just like I did. You have the picture, Emily, but I have the man! I am his beloved wife." Patty sat down with a cup of tea and added an entry to her diary. Patty wrote, "I am Mrs. Jack Abbott, for real and for keeps. There's nothing and no one to come between us." Patty paused from her writing and gazed up at the painting of Emily. Patty seemed unnerved by the life-like image of Emily looming over her head.
Patty, continuing her diary entry, wrote, "So you can't chase me away. This is my home, my life. It's me he kisses. You don't matter to him at all." Patty closed her diary and cradled it against her chest as if she were guarding its secrets from Emily. Patty phoned the hospital and inquired about Patty Williams' condition. Patty learned that Emily remained comatose and brain-damaged from lack of oxygen. After Patty hung up, she faced Emily's portrait and said gleefully, "What a shame. It looks like you're not going to make it!"
In Victor's office at Newman Enterprises, Victor and Tucker shared a drink to toast Victor's purchase of Jabot. Tucker said that he was glad that Adam's decision to work for Tucker hadn't blown the deal. Victor insisted that he kept business and his personal life separate. Tucker hoisted his glass and quipped that love sometimes made people do things they might not otherwise. Before Victor proposed his toast, he said, "My son has disappointed me before, and I am sure he'll do it again." Jack suddenly barged in and announced that he knew how Victor had stolen Jabot and made a fool of Tucker in the process. Jack congratulated Victor for faking a fight with Adam and allowing the publication of a scathing interview denouncing his son. Jack added that all the pieces came together after Victor slithered in and outbid him for Jabot.
Continuing his rant, Jack dared Victor to admit that his son the snake was also a mole. Victor and Tucker reminded Jack that Adam was legally blind and hated his father, and they challenged Jack's claims that Adam revealed sealed bids to Victor. Jack expected Tucker's retribution after he proudly announced that Victor's malfeasance should bring the deal to a screeching halt. Victor alleged that Jack enjoyed spinning stories, and he reminded Jack that Jabot hadn't been his for years.
Tucker finished his drink and asked Jack if he would approach a judge with his theory. Jack insisted that his story could buy him some time, so he could prove that Victor and Adam tainted the bidding process. Jack added that he would have preferred to gain ownership of Jabot through his generous bid, but he proclaimed that suing would be fun, too.
After Jack walked out, Victor told Tucker he'd send the final contracts to his attorney. Tucker mentioned Jack's accusations and added that it was odd that Victor had simply managed to come up with the magic number. Tucker pulled on his coat and said he didn't truly care about the bidding as long as he got the money. Tucker warned Victor that if Adam did help his father, Victor had better hope that Adam never sold him out.
Jack encountered Adam at the bar at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Jack threatened to gut the Jabot deal because he believed that Adam had fed his father inside information. Jack vowed to take down Adam and the deal. Jack warned Adam not to trust Victor, and he strongly urged Adam to work with him to get Jabot back where it belonged. Jack explained that the deal would fall apart, and Victor would put Adam before the firing squad.
Adam reminded Jack that their prior association had landed him in jail. Jack insisted that what he did to Adam before wasn't personal because his aim was avenging Victor. Jack added that he and Adam shared a common bond, which was getting even with Victor. After Jack left, Adam seemed stunned by Jack's proposal.
At the Newman ranch, Ashley displayed a long, narrow strip of purple cloth near Adam's face and said that he'd insisted it didn't exist. Adam stuttered and tried to explain, but Ashley interrupted. Phyllis, Nick, and Sharon stood nearby as Ashley grilled Adam. Ashley cried, "You showed me this piece of purple cloth stained with blood and told me it was proof that I killed Sabrina." Adam calmly responded, "Didn't happen, Ashley. I've never seen that purple cloth in my life." Nick furrowed his brow, but Phyllis grinned cunningly, as Ashley angrily demanded an explanation from Adam. Nick goaded Adam and insisted that he answer Ashley's question.
As Phyllis, Nick, Sharon, and Ashley waited for a response, Adam claimed that life at the ranch was crazy the summer before the baby was born. Phyllis interjected that Adam was suggesting that Ashley was out of her mind and didn't know what was happening. Ashley berated Adam for telling her that the cloth never existed. Adam insisted that the strip of fabric was merely that and had no connection to him. Phyllis explained that Summer found the cloth at the ranch months earlier. After Ashley reproached Adam for taking Dr. Taylor into her home, Adam claimed he hadn't known about the doctor's penchant for preying on young women.
Phyllis, armed with evidence against Adam, demanded to know if he recalled a woman named Janelle Storrs. Before Adam could respond, Phyllis explained that she had spoken to Janelle, who claimed that Dr. Taylor had molested her and her late friend, Skye, who was Adam's girlfriend. Phyllis added that there was no way Adam couldn't have known about Dr. Taylor. Sharon turned, faced Adam and asked if he'd known about Dr. Taylor. Phyllis and Ashley insisted that Adam knew about Dr. Taylor's past. Before Adam responded, Sharon remarked that Dr. Taylor had seemed like a kind and gentle man.
Adam acted as if he'd suddenly remembered an instance when Skye had become distant and distressed, but he claimed that she hadn't opened up to him. Ashley yelled and told Adam that he couldn't refute the evidence. Adam demanded that Sharon leave with him. Nick warned Sharon not to go anywhere with the punk. After Nick, Phyllis, and Ashley pressured Sharon not to accompany Adam, Sharon yelled for them to give her a minute to think. Adam insisted that he was innocent of their charges and never would have hurt his friend, Ashley. Adam begged Sharon to leave with him because she was his only happiness. Sharon agreed, and the couple left.
Ashley became distressed and couldn't believe that Sharon had left with Adam. Phyllis and Nick explained that Sharon loved Adam and refused to see the truth. Nick admitted that there was some truth in Adam's statements. Taken aback, Phyllis responded, "Are you kidding?" Nick explained that Ashley maintained that Adam had never crossed the line, and that baby Faith was born healthy and perfect despite Dr. Taylor's intrusion.
Ashley suggested they have the strip of purple cloth tested for blood evidence in order to convince Sharon. Phyllis noted that she'd washed the cloth numerous times since Summer found it. Ashley insisted that the fabric was her proof, and she vowed to persevere until she found evidence of Adam's misdeeds. After everyone left, Ashley rocked Faith in her cradle. Ashley considered the dangerous situation Adam had created for her and the baby. As Ashley stroked her baby, she said, "Thank God Dr. Taylor didn't do anything to hurt you. I don't know what I'd do without my special girl."
Phyllis and Nick stopped at Crimson Lights after they left the ranch. Phyllis insisted they couldn't believe Adam's explanations because whatever he was hiding was associated with the purple cloth, Dr. Taylor, and Skye. Nick agreed. Phyllis added that even though Ashley and her baby were unharmed, Adam was hiding something, and whatever it was involved Dr. Taylor.
In their suite at the club, Sharon snapped at Adam and demanded that he tell her the truth. Adam asked if Sharon planned to walk out, but Sharon responded that she would run. Sharon reminded Adam that Dr. Taylor had delivered her baby and was the only person who ever held her infant. Adam insisted that he would go back and fix everything if he could, but he claimed that Phyllis, Nick, and Ashley's accusations were preposterous.
Sharon, torn, said that she wanted to believe Adam. Adam claimed that he had confessed everything, and he pleaded with Sharon to leave what had become a toxic place in order to protect their marriage. Adam grabbed his coat and walked out. Sharon sat on the sofa in her suite and twirled her wedding band as she recalled happy memories of her brief relationship with Adam. Sharon bit her lip to keep from crying.
At Crimson Lights, a despondent Kevin told Amber and Daniel that the police refused to assist with Jana's sudden disappearance. Kevin added that Michael and Lauren were out searching. Daniel assured Kevin that they'd find Jana. Kevin explained that Jana had been investigating Ryder and Daisy, and trying to find a connection between them. Daniel seemed suspicious when Kevin reported that Daisy and Ryder had alibis.
Chloe stopped by the coffeehouse, and Kevin begged her to enlist Chance's assistance to locate Jana. Chloe phoned Chance, and he agreed to look into Jana's disappearance. Chloe also noted that witnesses had responded to Kevin's Web site, which Kevin had set up to collect information. Ryder appeared and offered to help Kevin look for Jana. Ryder explained that he wanted to help find Jana because she had treated him kindly in the past.
Chloe read aloud a tip that an eyewitness had submitted to the Web site. The witness reported seeing Jana at the Francis Theater. Ryder attempted to cast doubt on the witness' claim, but Kevin and Daniel headed to the theater to check it out. Ryder nervously followed them.
After Kevin, Daniel, and Ryder left, Chloe continued to monitor Kevin's Web site. Amber suggested they consult Jana's Ouija board. Chloe rolled her eyes and mocked Amber's plan, but Amber insisted. Amber asked the Ouija to spell out a clue to Jana's whereabouts. Repeated responses from the hand-guided planchette spelled the word "mama." Chloe dismissed the clue and said that Amber's thoughts tainted the response after she admitted being consumed with thoughts of a child. Chloe warned Amber that babies were a lot of work.
At the Francis Theater, Daniel, Kevin, and Ryder confronted an usher and asked about Jana. The usher glanced at a photo of Jana and insisted he'd seen her, but he added that he didn't know whether Jana had left the theater alone. Ryder asked Kevin if he trusted the usher, and Kevin responded that he did. Daniel glared at Ryder. Daniel and Kevin left the theater to search for clues to Jana's whereabouts.
After Kevin, Daniel, and Ryder returned to Crimson Lights, Kevin explained that the usher had seen Jana at the theater. Daniel, citing Jana's odd behavior, suggested that her tumor might have grown back. Chance phoned and told Chloe that he would file a report on Jana as a missing person and check her financial and phone records. Kevin took the phone and insisted that Jana hadn't left the theater alone. Kevin, hyperventilating and near tears, embraced Amber and insisted that something had happened to Jana. Ryder, transfixed, looked on as Kevin melted down. Ryder seemed troubled but remained mum.
In a wooded area atop a bed of leaves, Jana awoke. After Jana sat up, she was startled to discover that she was imprisoned behind an iron fence. Jana rattled the locked gate's bars and screamed, "Help! Someone help me!"