At the Athletic Club, Paul joined Emily and Jack for dinner. Paul suggested that they order a bottle of wine, but Emily said that she was finally weaned off of the medications that she had received while in the psychiatric hospital, and felt that it was best if she stayed sober. The Baldwins joined the group -- Paul and Jack told Lauren how great she looked. She and Michael said that it was thanks to Emily that Lauren felt and appeared so good.
Michael told Emily that he had good news -- all of the prescriptions for controlled substances that she had been accused of dispensing had been written while Emily was in the psychiatric hospital -- therefore, she couldn't possibly have written them, and the case against her would probably be dropped. Michael said that he was appealing to the American Psychological Association to have her medical license reinstated, but that might take a while because of all the bureaucratic red tape involved. Jack asked if there was any way that they could speed up the process. Michael said it would help if they could learn who had actually written the prescriptions.
The group looked over copies of the prescriptions that had been written on Emily's prescription pad. Paul said that the handwriting definitely wasn't Patty's -- that he and Patty had excellent handwriting thanks to the nuns in the Catholic school they had attended as children. Michael surmised that Emily's prescription pad must have been stolen, since all of the prescriptions had been filled out of state.
Emily looked at the copies and said that she recognized the handwriting -- it belonged to her brother, Jamie, from whom she had been estranged for years. She told them that Jamie had a serious drug problem and had stolen a prescription pad from her in the past. Michael wondered where Jamie lived, and Emily said that he lived out-of-state. When Michael wondered how Jamie could have gotten his hands on the pad, Jack explained that when Patty had been posing as Emily, he had invited Jamie to Genoa City.
Emily remembered that Patty had visited her while trying to get information on Jamie, and she had fed Patty false information, and hoped that would tip Jack off to the identity switch. Paul realized Jamie was why Patty had whispered "brother" to him when he had questioned her about the prescription pad. Paul had thought that Patty had been talking about him, but she had been talking about Emily's brother. Emily joked that she hoped that Jamie was okay -- so that she could kill him. Michael chuckled and said that he had a "challenging" sibling as well. Lauren joked that it seemed that there was an advantage to her being an only child.
Michael told Paul that they would score points with the DEA if he could locate Jamie. Jack asked if there was anything that he or Emily could do. Michael said that it would be helpful if they could find a sample of Jamie's handwriting. Lauren excused herself to go to the ladies' room. Paul followed her, and in the foyer, told her that he owed her an apology. Lauren wondered what he was talking about.
Paul told Lauren that he had promised Michael that he would keep an eye on her on the night of the masquerade ball, and he felt guilty that he had gotten busy with Heather while Sarah kidnapped Lauren. Lauren said that Paul was being ridiculous -- that, no matter what, Sarah would have found a way to abduct her. Lauren told him that they shouldn't berate themselves about things they had no control over, and said that their friendship ran too deep for something like that to derail it. She asked Paul for a hug, then said that she had to get the ladies' room to fix her face and return to the table, because there was nothing she hated more than cold halibut.
Later, Michael and Lauren went to a private table for a nightcap. Paul left to begin his search for Jamie, which left Jack and Emily alone. Jack continued to blame himself for Emily's DEA mess because he had invited Jamie to town. Emily told Jack not to apologize -- she realized that, at the time, Jack had just been trying to make sense of things, and that was why he had asked Jamie to visit Emily in Genoa City. She said that she couldn't fault him for being loyal. Jack said that he wouldn't give up then -- and he still wouldn't give up.
At the Baldwins' private table, Lauren decided to order a glass of an "outrageously expensive" cognac. Michael asked Lauren if she was doing okay. She smiled and said that she wanted to enjoy an after-dinner drink with her handsome husband. She told Michael, "The hell with Ryder," who she knew was staying at the club. She said that running into Ryder had strengthened her. Michael looked at her lovingly and told her that she was amazing -- and stronger than ever. Lauren replied, "Not just me -- we."
Phyllis gave Sharon a tour of her penthouse. She told Sharon that if she moved in, maid service and linens would be included in the rent. Sharon was concerned that some of the furniture in the apartment had sharp edges, which could be dangerous for Faith. Phyllis, obviously anxious to have Sharon move in, told Sharon that she could replace the furniture and babyproof the place on Phyllis' dime. The Bardwells walked in and were shocked to find Phyllis and Sharon in "their" living room. Phyllis corrected them, saying, "I'm sorry. You mean 'my' living room."
Gloria said that, as tenants, they had rights, and that Phyllis couldn't just barge in -- the Bardwells deserved some notice. Phyllis, looking at a pile of unopened mail on the table, said that not only had she given them notice, but she had sent them several notices of eviction. Phyllis picked one of the notices out of the pile. She asked Sharon to meet her later at Crimson Lights, after she dealt with Jeffrey and Gloria.
After Sharon left, Gloria said that Phyllis was being outrageous, and that she didn't have grounds to evict them. Phyllis said that she most definitely did -- as the Bardwells never paid the rent on time. Jeffrey promised that they would do better. Gloria asked Phyllis what Michael would think of her throwing his mother out. Phyllis said that he would understand. Jeffrey offered to buy the penthouse from Phyllis, but she said that it wasn't up for sale. She suggested that they vacate immediately -- before the sheriff showed up to throw their butts out. Realizing that she was defeated, Gloria said that they would leave -- she had never liked the "mangy" apartment anyway.
After Phyllis left, Gloria and Jeffrey told each other that they would miss the penthouse. They thought for a moment about fighting the eviction, but Jeffrey said that the "we never open our mail" defense was usually not highly effective. Gloria thought it odd that Sharon and Phyllis were there together -- she thought that they hated each other. Jeffrey said that perhaps it was a sign that they should get their own place. Gloria said that they had plenty of money, and perhaps they should build an estate right next to the Abbott mansion. Jeffrey said that was a fine idea, but somewhat impractical, since they needed to leave right away. He suggested that they get a room at the Athletic Club -- and then take their time deciding where they wanted to live.
At the club, the Bardwells were livid that the management wanted them to pay two weeks' rent up front in cash -- along with an extra deposit. Gloria lamented that they were worth a fortune -- but their reputation and credit were shot.
Later, a sad-looking Gloria sipped a four-olive martini at the club's bar. Jeffrey straightened everything out so that they could get a suite -- his banker was friends with the club's owner. Gloria said that she couldn't enjoy the evening -- she was tired of being treated like a second-class citizen in Genoa City. She told Jeffrey that they got no respect from the Newmans, the Abbotts, or the Chancellors, and wondered why they were the "loser couple" who got kicked out of places. Jeffrey asked her if she wanted to be the one who kicked people out. Gloria said that she did, and fantasized about being the toast of Genoa City high society. Jeffrey suggested something to cheer her up -- some kinky sex. She would go upstairs to their room, he would knock at the door, and she would try anything she could think of to try to keep him away. Gloria smiled and ran up the stairs.
Phyllis met with Sharon on the Crimson Lights patio. Sharon said that she felt uncomfortable about Phyllis evicting the Bardwells so that she could live there. Phyllis assured Sharon that the eviction had already been in progress. Still pressuring Sharon, Phyllis told her to take the penthouse -- that Sharon could have a fresh start with no bad memories. Sharon said that everything seemed a bit rushed, and she needed time to think.
Phyllis offered to sell the penthouse to Sharon if she didn't want Phyllis as a landlord. Sharon said, "Wow. You really do want me off the ranch." She told Phyllis that she wasn't interested in buying the apartment, but she would give it a try if Phyllis agreed to a month-to-month rental agreement. Phyllis said that was fine, held out the keys, and told Sharon that she could move in the following day.
From a payphone outside Meggie's bar in Ottawa, Victor called Nick and Nikki at the ranch. He told them that he had learned that Skye Lockhart was still alive. Nikki was shocked, saying that they had found Skye's body buried in the Newman stables years earlier. Nick reminded his mother that Adam had identified the body, and that Adam and Skye had probably been conspiring for years. Victor said that Skye had left instructions for Adam in Meggie's bar to rendezvous with her -- but Victor didn't yet know where. He told Nick to "find a line" on Skye, and that should lead them to Adam. Nick said that they would investigate and call Victor back on his cell phone. Victor told him not to bother calling his cell phone -- it had been stolen. Nikki said, "You were robbed?!" but Victor had already hung up.
Nick and Nikki brainstormed. Nick said that Skye and Adam must have worked out their elaborate plan ahead of time. Nikki said that Adam had to have let Skye know that he was on the way. Nick reminded his mother that every call from every phone that Adam had access to had been accounted for, and none of the calls had been to Skye. Nikki said that perhaps Adam had used a payphone or a phone in an office. Nick suggested that perhaps Adam had another accomplice. Nikki thought that perhaps Adam had borrowed a phone from Russ Curtis, the crop duster who had flown Adam to Ottawa. Nick said that Russ had been helpful, and that it might be time to invite him to the ranch to give him a reward -- and get some information.
Russ arrived at the ranch and seemed apprehensive. He was surprised that Nikki wanted to give him a reward after he had forced Victor to parachute out of his plane. Nikki contained her shock as she said, "You made Victor jump out of your plane?" Russ explained that he couldn't risk his pilot's license by landing on foreign soil. Nikki showed Russ his reward for helping Victor -- an envelope filled with a lot of cash. Russ tried to take the envelope, but Nick said that they had one "tiny" little question to ask first -- had Adam used Russ' cell phone the night that he had flown Adam to Ottawa? Russ became apprehensive again and said that he didn't want any trouble. Nick said that he would be in a lot more trouble if he withheld information from them. Russ admitted that Adam had borrowed his cell phone, and he handed the phone to Nick.
Nick went through the list of dialed calls and found a call to an international exchange that had been made on April first. Russ said that must have been the call that Adam made, since Russ hadn't made any international calls. Nick wrote down the phone number that Adam had called and then erased it from Russ's phone -- just in case Russ got any ideas about calling the number and warning Adam. Nick returned the phone to Russ and handed him the cash-filled envelope. Russ left.
Skye and Adam returned to their São Paulo hotel room after having taken a bunch of tourists for a lot of cash in a poker game. Skye threw the money on the bed and said that she wanted to celebrate, clearly meaning that she wanted to make love. Adam seemed distracted and asked her if she wanted to go to dinner. She replied, "Celibate much?" Skye realized that Adam was thinking about Sharon, and she reminded him that Sharon was part of his past. She said that she never thought that she would see the day when Adam got so hung up on a woman.
Skye told Adam that he was freaking her out. Adam said that Sharon had been the only decent, real thing in his life. Skye held up their poker winnings and said, "This is real." She told Adam that he couldn't possibly win Sharon back after what he had done. She got off the bed and began acting seductively toward Adam. She asked him to let her bring him back to life. Adam seemed disinterested in her advances.
At the Newman ranch, Nick picked up the phone in the living room, and, after confirming with Nikki that the caller ID on the phone was blocked, dialed the international phone number that he had written down. Skye answered the phone. Nick, using a Southern accent, said, "Hey there, sunshine. Put your old man on." Skye asked who it was. Nick replied that it was Jerry -- and that he wanted to speak with Milo. Skye told Nick that he must have dialed the wrong number -- that there was no Milo there. Nick said that he was sorry to have wasted her time, and hung up.
While Nick had been on the phone, Nikki had used her cell phone to speak with Chance -- who was tracing the call. She said that Chance would be able to locate the cell tower that the signal had bounced off of. Nick told his mother that the woman who had answered had an American accent -- and that he had heard a man in the background. Nikki guessed that it had been Skye and Adam. She told Nick that Chance would be able to pinpoint their location, give or take a few miles.
In Brazil, Adam was freaked out about the call, but Skye seemed unconcerned -- she said that it was just a wrong number, and that Adam should let it go. Adam insisted that it wasn't just a wrong number. He said that Victor had shown up in Canada, and then suddenly they received a call on a phone number that no one was supposed to have. Adam started throwing clothes into a suitcase and said that they had to get out of there.
Back in Genoa City, Chance called Nikki and told her that Nick's call had been to São Paulo, Brazil. Nick began to leave the ranch to join Victor on his search for Adam, but Nikki yelled at him and told him that he couldn't go anywhere. Nick said that he had to get the information to Victor. Nikki said that she would go -- in the company jet. Nick said, "No! I want to nail Adam's butt to the wall." Nikki begged Nick not to leave, and reminded him that he would go to jail if he were caught. She told Nick to think about his family. As Nick ran out, he said that was what he was thinking about. After Nick was gone, Nikki made a phone call to someone and said, "My son's about to make a big mistake. You're the only one who can stop him."
In Ottawa, Victor saw Shaw leave Meggie's bar with his drinking buddies. Victor entered the bar as Meggie was putting up the "Closed" sign. Victor was confused -- he thought that Meggie was going to delay Shaw inside the bar so that Victor could confront him. Meggie smiled, showed Victor that she had Shaw's wallet, and said that he would be back. Victor was pleased with Meggie's plan -- he said that he had a score to settle with Shaw. Victor hid in a back room.
Shaw returned to the bar for his wallet, and Meggie let him in. She handed him the wallet, but when he went through it, he noticed that all the cash was missing. Victor emerged from the back room and was holding the cash and Victor's credit cards -- which Shaw had stolen from Victor earlier. Victor told Shaw that he would give Shaw the cash when he told where Adam had been headed. Shaw said that he had a better idea -- he would "pulverize" Victor, take the cash, and throw Victor into the harbor. Victor punched Shaw. Shaw fell to the ground, barely conscious. Victor leaned over him and said, "You should have taken the deal, son."
Shaw regained consciousness and found himself sitting across from Victor at a table -- with his hands bound. Victor showed him the picture of Skye and asked if he recognized her. Victor read the message on the back of the picture -- "Wait for Shaw to contact you. Find Ordem E Progresso. See you in paradise." Victor said that Skye had given him instructions on where to take Adam, and Victor wanted that information. Shaw said that he was going to walk out of the bar.
Shaw was stunned when he realized that Victor had chained his legs to a concrete block. Victor stood up, pulled the table back, and revealed a trapdoor that led to the Ottawa River. Victor said that it would be a shame if Shaw fell in. Victor described death by drowning to Shaw -- he said that, because of the concrete block attached to him, Shaw would drop to the bottom of the river. Shaw would try to hold his breath, but then he would panic, and the cold water would fill his lungs and his belly. Becoming irate, Victor gave Shaw ten seconds to tell what he knew about Adam and Skye.
Victor began counting and started pushing Shaw's chair toward the trapdoor. Shaw began talking. He said that he didn't know their names -- but the lady had given him ten thousand dollars to set up a boat ride for a guy -- who would contact him when he arrived in town. Victor asked if "the guy" had contacted him. Shaw confirmed that he had. Victor asked him what Ordem E Progresso was. Shaw said that it was the name of a freighter -- but he didn't know the freighter's destination -- all he knew was that the freighter's crew spoke Portuguese. Victor closed the trap door and Shaw asked Victor to let him go. Victor said that there was one more thing that he needed Shaw to do for him.
Victor met Meggie outside the bar and told her that, for her protection, he didn't want Shaw to see them together. He told her that Shaw was going to take him to the freighter where he had dropped off Adam. Meggie warned Victor that Shaw was dangerous. Victor assured her that he would be careful, smiled, and thanked Meggie for all of her help. He wondered if there was anything that he could do for her in return. She said that there actually was -- that once Victor was done with his business, she would like it if he returned to Ottawa so that they could have a little "no strings" fun.
Victor chuckled and told Meggie that she was a beautiful woman, and he would have taken her up on his offer if things were different. Meggie realized that Victor was "taken." Victor said that her name was Nikki -- and that he couldn't cheat on her. Meggie gave Victor a kiss on the cheek and said that Nikki was a very lucky woman. After Meggie walked off, Victor walked back into the bar and began untying Shaw. Victor told him that he had better take him where he had taken Adam, adding, "One false move, son, and I'll get you."
Friday, June 11, 2010
At Crimson Lights, Chloe was flashing her engagement ring in front of Kevin's face while she and Chance checked out the muffin selection. Kevin congratulated the happy couple. When Chance and Chloe sat down, he asked her how much she liked the ring. She said that she loved the ring and the man who gave it to her -- but she didn't love how much time Chance had to spend guarding Heather. Chance assured her that she could trust him. Entering from the patio, where she had just finishing speaking on the phone, Heather walked over to their table and told Chance that she was all his.
Heather said that she was sorry to interrupt -- she understood how inconvenient it was for Chloe that Chance had to play bodyguard to Heather. Chloe said that she understood that it was business, but Chance had other cases to solve and a wedding to plan, and should be at home with Delia. Chloe asked Heather if Pomerantz might consider assigning someone else to look after her. Heather told Chance that he could have turned the assignment down, but he said that someone was targeting both him and Heather, and he took that personally. Chloe suggested that the three of them go out to dinner or to a movie, but Heather declined the offer. She went to the patio to follow up on the phone call she had just received. Chance gave Chloe a peck on the cheek, told her that he would see her the following day, and then followed Heather. Chloe looked extremely disappointed.
Jana showed up at Crimson Lights. Kevin thought that she was there to pick up her cell phone, which she had forgotten in the office. Jana said that she hadn't even noticed that her phone had been missing. Kevin reminded her that she didn't have to work that night -- he had arranged the schedule so that they didn't have to work at the same time. Jana said that was thoughtful -- then handed the keys to their apartment to Kevin, and informed him that she was moving out.
Jana emerged from the office with her cell phone. Kevin said that, if she liked, he would move out of the apartment and she could stay. She told Kevin that, unlike him, she had no emotional attachment to the apartment. Kevin asked her where she was moving to, and she told him she was taking a room at the Athletic Club. Kevin said, "With Ryder?" She responded, "Not with Ryder." Kevin told Jana that Ryder had to be part of the reason that she was moving to the club -- because the club just wasn't her type of place.
Jana said that she felt like she needed some pampering. She promised Kevin that she wasn't going to drain their joint bank account -- she would find less expensive accommodations for herself and Ryder in the near future. Kevin immediately assumed that Jana and Ryder would be living together, but Jana made it quite clear that they would be in separate living quarters. He asked Jana if she was seeing Ryder, and she said that she definitely wasn't. She bade Kevin a cold goodnight and left. Seeing that Kevin looked depressed, the unhappy Chloe walked over to commiserate.
Kevin made Chloe a fattening-looking concoction and piled on the whipped cream. Chloe complained that her fiancé was Heather's around-the-clock bodyguard, and whined that the D.A. could have asked someone else to guard her. Kevin asked Chloe if she trusted Chance. She said that she did -- but she didn't trust Heather. Chloe changed the subject to Kevin's problems with Jana. He said that his marriage was over, and that Ryder, his brother who had kidnapped his wife, was Jana's new "BFF." Kevin told her that he just didn't get it.
Bearing a bottle of wine, Jana went to Ryder's suite at the club. He answered the door wearing nothing but his pajama bottoms as she said, "Hello, neighbor." She told Ryder that she had just checked in and wondered if Ryder wanted some company. He invited her in.
Jana and Ryder sat on the couch and finished up the bottle of wine. He returned Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to her and wondered if reading it had spiritually enlightened her. He said that he didn't know how to change and wondered how Jana had become so compassionate, generous, and brave. Jana disagreed with Ryder's assessment, and said that she was a "cold cyborg." Ryder countered that a cold person would never have bailed him out of jail and forgiven him for kidnapping her. He stared into Jana's eyes and said that he knew that there was something "in there." The couple began kissing.
Ryder gently placed Jana on the bed, but then abruptly stopped kissing her, and said that he couldn't do it. Jana began taking off her blouse and said that she "wanted it" -- that it was the first thing that she had wanted in a long time. Without saying a word, Ryder began making love to her.
At the Newman ranch main house, Jack, who had been summoned by Nikki, arrived. She quickly caught him up on the latest events -- that Skye Lockhart, assisted by Adam, had faked her death. She told him that Nick had called a number that they suspected was Skye's and that a woman with an American accent had answered -- and Nick had heard a man in the background. Nikki said that Chance had traced the call to within a three-mile radius of São Paolo. Jack said, "Please tell me that Nick isn't planning to go to Brazil." Nikki said that Nick wanted Victor to go to Brazil, but that Victor was unreachable in Canada -- Nick was going to head to Canada unless Jack was able to stop him. Jack rushed out, headed for the tack house.
After Jack left, Sharon joined Nikki in the living room and told her that she was moving away from the ranch. When Nikki raised her eyebrow, Sharon explained that it was time that she and Faith had a place of their own -- she wanted Faith to know that her mother was an independent woman. Nikki was very concerned about Sharon's safety, since they assumed that Adam was still alive, and hoped that she would reconsider. Nikki wondered whether leaving was actually Sharon's idea.
Sharon said that Nikki needn't worry about her and Faith being safe -- she said that she would put in an elaborate alarm system or hire security guards at her new place. Nikki said that Nick would be much happier if Sharon and Faith remained at the ranch. Sharon thought it would be better for Nick if she and Faith left. She admitted that she had been a problem for Phyllis and Nick's marriage. Nikki wondered whether Phyllis had been pressuring Sharon to leave. Sharon admitted that she would be moving into Phyllis' penthouse -- and that Phyllis wouldn't be sad to see her go. Sharon said that both she and Phyllis were raising Nick's children, and the time had arrived where they all needed to coexist as adults.
At the tack house, Phyllis was uncorking a bottle of wine when Nick returned. He told Phyllis that he was getting his passport and going to Canada to tell Victor that he had reliable information that Adam was in São Paolo, Brazil. Phyllis wondered why Nick didn't simply call Victor, but Nick explained that his father's cell phone had been stolen. Phyllis told Nick that, per the court's instructions, he couldn't leave Genoa City, but he said that he didn't care -- he had to reach Victor before Adam realized that they were on his trail and left Brazil.
Phyllis told Nick that she or Nikki could go to Canada to talk to Victor, or go to Brazil to try to find Adam. Nick said that was too dangerous, and, since he was the person under arrest, it was his problem, not theirs. Carrying an overnight bag, Nick opened the front door -- Jack was standing there. Nick said that Jack's timing was bad -- he was on his way out. Jack blocked Nick and said that what Nick was planning to do was a bad idea and that he would probably end up in jail again. Nick said that Victor needed to know that Adam was in São Paolo. Jack said that he would find Victor in Canada or go to Brazil if necessary.
Nick continued to argue with Phyllis and Jack. Jack tried to persuade Nick not to leave by telling him that he might be playing right into Adam's hands. Nick said that he would do whatever it took to capture Adam. Heather and Chance arrived at the tack house and told Nick to put his bag down -- he wasn't going anywhere.
Nick realized that Jack had called Heather and arranged for her to stop Nick from leaving the country. Heather said that the judge had made it clear that Nick wasn't to leave Genoa City -- and she knew about his plans and the chartered jet that was waiting for him. She ordered him to hand over his passport and his driver's license. Nick said that he wasn't trying to escape -- that he had to leave because there was an emergency situation. Heather said that someone else would have to take care of the emergency. Jack told Nick that some day he would thank him for thwarting his travel plans, then took off.
Nick handed over his passport and license to Heather. Phyllis was worried that Heather or Chance might tell Pomerantz that Nick had planned to leave the country, but Chance assured her that the D.A. didn't need to know. Heather said that, whether or not Nick believed her, she and Chance were trying to help him. Nick said that it they were on his side they would be trying to clear his name, and added that they probably didn't even believe that Adam was still alive. Heather said that if Adam were alive, she would be the first person to want to see him in prison, but her hands had been tied by Pomerantz, who was handling the case the way he saw fit.
As Chance and Heather walked out, the angry Nick told them that when the truth finally was revealed, he was going to file a lawsuit for false arrest. After they were gone, Nick made it abundantly clear that he was not happy with Phyllis. She insisted that Jack would find Victor, and Victor would find Adam. Sharon phoned Nick and told him that she needed to see him at the main house. Nick agreed to meet her there, while Phyllis exclaimed, "It's so late!" The sullen Nick told his wife that he needed some fresh air and stormed out of the tack house.
Back at Crimson Lights, Chloe and Kevin continued to wallow in their relationship sorrows. Chloe cheered up when Chance and Heather returned. She told them that she had a great idea -- Heather should stay with them at the Chancellor mansion. Heather thought that was a generous gesture on Chloe's part, but she was tired and just wanted to go to bed in her suite at the club. Chance asked Heather to give him a moment alone with Chloe. He told his fiancée how much he would miss her. As they spoke, a coffeehouse patron accidentally bumped against Heather, who overreacted and screamed. Chance immediately ran to Heather's side, which clearly bothered Chloe.
After Heather and Chance were gone, a despondent Chloe amused herself by sticking drinking straws in a muffin. She told Kevin that she didn't want to go home and obsess about Chance and suggested that she and Kevin go see a movie. Kevin was somewhat taken aback, but decided that he would go. He set two conditions -- they couldn't talk about Jana or Chance, and Chloe had to stop flashing her engagement ring around. Chloe agreed, and the two of them left.
In Heather's suite at the Athletic Club, Chance had erected a room divider using some sheets, and worked on his laptop on his side of the divider. Heather emerged from the restroom in her pajamas and stared at the "wall." Heather thanked Chance for looking after her. She confided in him that she was on edge -- she had grown up in an abusive household, and it looked like someone wanted her dead. Chance told her that she should relax -- that she wasn't going to die. Smiling, Heather got into bed. Chance closed the divider and returned to working on his laptop.
Nikki went to the tack house to speak with Phyllis about Sharon leaving the ranch. Phyllis said that she thought that Sharon was getting too "comfy" there and told Nikki that whenever Sharon called, Nick ran -- as a matter of fact, he had just gone over to the main house to see Sharon. Nikki said that if Sharon moved into Phyllis' penthouse, things might get worse -- if Sharon called, Nick would probably still go see her, but instead of being under everyone's watchful eyes at the ranch, the two of them would be alone in Sharon's apartment.
Phyllis realized that she might have made a mistake by asking Sharon to move, but said that Sharon had to grow up and stop leaning on Nick. Phyllis told Nikki that Sharon had done well on her own -- until she had met Adam. With Adam gone, Phyllis said that she was going to give Sharon another chance to become independent from Nick. She told Nikki that if she had made a mistake, she would just have to learn to live with it. The expressions on both Phyllis and Nikki's faces indicated that Phyllis would probably have a difficult time doing that.
In their São Paolo hotel room, Adam was still freaked out by the "wrong number" that Skye had received. Skye told Adam that he needed to learn to relax. Adam said that the second he relaxed, he would get caught.
Skye told him that the judge, Luis, whom they had been bribing, would help keep them out of trouble -- for a price. Skye said that the price would probably be extremely high if Luis knew that Adam was panicking. She told Adam that they needed to "reel" Luis in so that his hands got dirty too. Adam said that they had no time for that -- he demanded that Skye meet with Luis immediately -- or they would have to leave Brazil before Victor found them.
Later, Skye returned from her meeting with the judge and said that he would protect them -- for a high price. Adam asked for the dollar amount, but Skye told him that Luis hadn't decided on an exact figure. Adam said that he had a bad feeling that Victor was going to show up, and was willing to pay whatever price Luis demanded. Skye told him that she was going to take a shower and he should hang on to her cell phone, because Luis would be calling. When Skye went into the bathroom, he put her cell phone in one pocket and took his wedding ring out of the other.
Nick met with Sharon at the main house. She told him that she would be leaving the ranch the following day, and assured him that Phyllis hadn't "guilted" her into leaving. She said that Nick could, of course, visit Faith any time he wanted. Nick said that he had learned that the presumed-dead Skye Lockhart was still alive, and was probably with Adam. He told Sharon all about the phone call to Brazil -- how he had spoken to a woman who probably was Skye -- and that he had heard what was probably Adam's voice in the background. Sharon demanded that Nick give her the phone number. She said that she "had" to hear Adam's voice.
Nick wanted to know why Sharon wanted to hear Adam's voice. She said that she wanted to have proof positive that he was alive, and that perhaps she could get him to admit what he had done. Nick thought it over, unfolded the piece of paper with Skye's phone number written on it, and dialed the number. In São Paolo, Adam, thinking Luis was calling, answered Skye's ringing cell phone. Sharon heard Adam say, "Hello," but she remained silent.
In Ottawa, Victor and Shaw went to Shaw's boat. In the cabin, Victor untied Shaw and ordered him to take them to the same freighter where Shaw had taken Adam. He threatened Shaw by telling him that if he didn't listen to Victor, Shaw would become "fish bait."
Shaw asked what he would get if he took Victor to the freighter. He told Victor about the large sums of money that both Skye and Adam had given him. Victor said that his payment would be Victor's silence about Shaw's participation in the illegal activity of ferrying foreign fugitives around. Suddenly, a bunch of Shaw's drunken friends entered the cabin. Victor pushed Shaw aside. Shaw told his friends that it was time to teach Victor some manners.
Victor told Shaw's friends to get out, but they ignored him. Shaw pulled out a shotgun. His friends became nervous and asked Shaw what he was doing. Shaw laughed and told them to relax -- that no one would know or care if he killed Victor.
Victor told Shaw that if he shot him that Victor's friends would look for him -- Shaw wouldn't get away with it. Shaw told his friends to leave, and said that Victor would be taking a boat ride after all. Shaw shot a hole in the cabin and water began pouring in. He told Victor to enjoy his trip, locked him in the cabin, and left. Victor looked nervous as the cabin began filling with water. He began kicking at the cabin door, to no avail. The water continued to rush in.
Meggie was throwing trash in a dumpster outside her bar when Jack showed up. He described Victor, said that he probably would have been asking a lot of questions, and asked her if she had seen him. She invited him inside the bar. Jack said that he had to deliver an important message to Victor. Meggie chuckled. Jack said, "Then you have seen him." Meggie responded, "Maybe." Jack said it was urgent that they locate Victor. Shaw and his buddies walked into the bar laughing. Shaw said, "Set us up, Meggie. We're having a wake for an old friend." Meggie looked concerned.