At Gloworm, Michael believed that Abby was upset about her mother's arrest when she cried, "What was Mom thinking?" Michael said he had some important issues to discuss, but Abby wasn't interested. Abby was upset as she rushed out, leaving Michael behind. Abby cried, "What I have to take care of is important, too."
Ashley was arrested and escorted to an interrogation room at the jail. Ashley was relieved to learn from Jack that her prohibited visit with Tucker hadn't worsened his condition, so foul play wasn't suspected. Ashley was surprised when Jack announced that Katherine had offered the head position at Jabot to Victoria. Jack insisted that either he or Ashley should be in charge of Jabot when the new product line was launched. Ashley replied, "Go for it. I am in here, and I have to focus my energies on getting out and helping Tucker."
After Jack left, Michael arrived and questioned Ashley about the accident. Ashley was uncooperative, but she insisted she'd been driving the car that had hit Tucker. After Abby arrived, Michael left. Abby admitted that she had hit Tucker but hadn't meant to hurt him. Ashley insisted that she'd hit Tucker. Abby refused to let her mom lie for her any longer. Ashley explained to Abby that Abby would cause more trouble by claiming she'd been driving, and Ashley begged Abby to keep quiet. Abby cried, "I can't, Mom," as she rushed out.
Ashley summoned a guard and begged to be allowed to contact her attorney. Ashley, desperate, explained that she needed to prevent her daughter from getting herself in trouble. The guard refused and told Ashley that she was just another prisoner. At Gloworm, Abby met with Spencer, the district attorney, and admitted that she'd been driving the car.
While Lauren sipped coffee at Crimson Lights, Kevin told her that Daniel was in court, petitioning for sole parental rights, so he could hand Lucy over to Billy and Victoria. Lauren encouraged Kevin to speak on the Abbotts' behalf to ensure that the adoption would be finalized. Lauren said she believed that Phyllis would drop her campaign to lure Daisy back to Genoa City if the adoption was finalized.
Phyllis was startled to find Daisy in her penthouse. Phyllis showed Daisy photos of Lucy. Daisy learned that a judge had terminated her parental rights. Phyllis agreed to help Daisy get her parental rights reinstated if she turned herself in to authorities. Phyllis offered to hire the best criminal attorney. Phyllis explained that Daisy would get a light sentence because she had been an innocent child pushed into a life of crime. Phyllis added that in return, Phyllis would get Lucy.
Daisy refused to walk away from her child. Daisy berated Phyllis for writing about her as if she were a monster and said she wanted Lucy to know her mother's true nature. Daisy reminded Phyllis that she was the grandmother. Phyllis summoned Leslie, who convinced the district attorney to let Daisy turn herself in. Phyllis ordered Daisy to cooperate. Daisy reminded Phyllis that they were depending on each other. Daisy demanded to see her daughter.
In the courtroom, Judge Welchert was taken aback when she learned from Rafe that Daniel, having just gained full parental rights, planned to give up his daughter and hand Lucy over to Billy and Victoria. Billy took the stand and told the judge that Victoria had become despondent after suffering a miscarriage. Billy admitted he'd acted out if desperation when he'd sought the assistance of a baby broker named Primrose. Billy said he'd believed that the adoption had been legitimate, though he admitted that the process seemed to have cut corners. Billy insisted that he'd never intended to break the law.
Billy told the judge that Lucy was loved and that the extended family had wholeheartedly supported the adoption. Daniel admitted that his mother had not supported the adoption. Kevin arrived and told the judge that his sister had abandoned that baby. On the stand, Kevin said he'd once believed that he could have given his niece a home but had changed his mind. Jack entered the courtroom in time to hear Kevin beg the judge to send Lucy home with Billy and Victoria, her father and mother. Michael arrived after the judge stepped into her chambers.
Daniel thanked Kevin, and the two men reconciled. After Kevin, Michael, and Victoria stepped out. Billy told Jack that Victoria had turned down Katherine's job offer. When the judge reappeared, everyone returned to their seats in the courtroom. Judge Welchert announced that it was in Lucy's best interest for adoption proceedings to move forward.
After Billy, Victoria, and Daniel signed the legal documents, Victoria thanked Daniel and Rafe. Billy cradled Lucy, and Victoria thanked him for giving her the happy ending he'd promised. Michael stepped out to meet Lauren. Michael happily announced that Victoria and Billy had legally adopted Lucy, so there was no reason for Phyllis to lure Daisy back to town. Lauren was planning a celebration with everyone when Phyllis rushed into the courtroom with Daisy and Leslie. Phyllis announced that Daisy was back to get her parental rights reinstated.
At Crimson Lights, Lauren discussed business with Jill, who mentioned that she planned to surprise Colin with a honeymoon cruise to Australia. Lauren left when Colin arrived. Colin didn't appear to be happy with Jill's impromptu travel plans. Jill said she couldn't wait to visit Colin's family. After Jill realized that Colin wasn't receptive to her plans, she suggested he leave, so she could continue an earlier discussion with Lauren. Jill fought back tears after Colin left. Lauren was surprised to hear that Colin wasn't thrilled about the cruise to Australia. Jill sadly noted, "I got the feeling that he didn't want to go with me."
Colin later met Jill at Gloworm and apologized. He claimed that Jill had caught him off-guard. Colin explained that he was avoiding going home due to long-held family grudges. Jill accepted Colin's apology and asked if he still wanted to visit Australia. He placed his hand on Jill's and said, "There's nothing I want to do more than take my wife home with me." Jill was elated.
At the estate where Genevieve was staying, Cane told his mother that too much was at stake for him to help her seek revenge against his father. After Cane threatened to tell Lily the truth, Genevieve, addressing her son as Ethan, said, "Crazy talk like that will get you a room next to Lily's." Cane berated his mother for disappearing after Samantha's death. Genevieve admitted that she'd needed time away. Cane reminded his mother that for years, she'd been emotionally absent. Cane purposely hurt Genevieve when he added that he'd found a new family and a new mother.
Genevieve insisted that both she and Cane had needed time away after witnessing what Colin had done. Genevieve reminded Cane that he and she were very much alike and had a common goal. Cane begged his mom to trust his plan. He explained that he'd catch Colin attempting to kidnap the twins and stop him. Cane told his mom that the only thing that truly mattered to him was to be reunited with his family. Genevieve seemed frustrated after Cane rushed out.
Later, Cane pretended to be Caleb when he met his father at the park. Cane, acting frustrated, ordered his father to quickly carry out his plans because Lily was in the "nuthouse." Colin warned Cane that his son's impulsiveness had cost him dearly in the past. Colin berated "Caleb" for not being more like his deceased brother. Colin took a phone call, and then announced plans to leave with the twins from a private, secure airstrip. Cane milked his dad for more information, but his father didn't reveal the location.
Later, a desperate Cane phoned his mother and cried that his dad planned to take the twins to Australia the following day. Genevieve relieved Cane's fears and explained that she'd overhead Colin's plans because she'd "cloned" his cell phone. Genevieve announced that she'd been monitoring Colin for quite some time. Cane said he supposed that his mom planned to use what she knew against Colin.
Genevieve explained that Colin had been flying in and out using the airstrip on the estate he'd purchased after learning that "Ethan" was in Genoa City. Cane said, "So that's why you moved into this house?" Genevieve grinned and cried, "I've been waiting for this for a very long time!" Cane told his mother that he'd been unaware of the effort his mom had put forth to catch his father. Genevieve explained that she'd been looking forward to a face-to-face meeting with his father as much as Cane had anticipated seeing Lily, though Genevieve claimed she didn't love Colin.