On the grounds of the old McMillan estate, Jill, Neil, Lily, and Daniel watched as Colin dangled off a ledge high above the ground. Lily and Daniel rushed to a nearby area to check on the twins while Neil phoned police. While Colin held fast to two stone supports, Genevieve, standing on the balcony, ordered Colin to look up at her because she wanted to see his face as he died.
While Colin struggled to hang on to the support, he told Genevieve that she didn't have the guts to let him fall. Menacingly, Genevieve responded, "You have no idea." Jill ran out onto the balcony, reached over the stone ledge, and grabbed Colin by his hands. Jill screamed that she was trying to save her husband. Genevieve corrected Jill and said, "No. Save my husband." Jill lost her grip, and Colin plummeted to the ground.
After police officers and emergency medical technicians arrived, Colin was whisked away in an ambulance. A row of hedges had broken Colin's fall, but he was injured. Jill told a police officer that Genevieve had wanted Colin to fall. Jill admitted that she wasn't sure whether she or Genevieve was Colin's wife.
Later, Jill ventured into the mansion and was stunned to find the macabre display Genevieve had created. Jill recognized Samantha's face in scads of photos placed on the floor within a chalk-mark outline of a body. Genevieve announced that she was Samantha, Ethan/Cane, and Caleb's mother and Colin's wife. Genevieve told Jill that Colin had planned to kidnap the twins.
Jill suggested that the photo-filled cadaver outline on the floor coupled with Genevieve's determination not to save Colin was proof of Genevieve's insanity. Jill exclaimed that she had no reason to believe anything Genevieve said. Genevieve instructed Jill to ask Ethan about Colin, whom she described as a bigamist. She taunted Jill and explained that Colin had gone to the United States to get Ethan and force him back into the fold. Genevieve told Jill that she'd surely discovered that Colin was adept at charming a woman into bed. Jill seemed stunned as Genevieve called an end to Jill's playing house with her husband and acting as mother to her son.
As Cane fought Rogers, Colin's henchman, he discovered that the van, with the twins inside, was about to explode because leaking fuel raced toward a discarded, smoldering cigarette. Cane knocked Rogers away from the van and pushed the twins, nestled in their stroller, away from the fiery explosion. Lily happened upon the scene and screamed when she saw the towering flames. Cane told Lily that the babies were safe.
Cane cradled Charlie while Matty slept in the stroller. Lily demanded the man she thought was Caleb hand over her babies. Cane gave one baby to Lily and another to Neil. Daniel glared at Cane. Neil told Cane that he had a lot of nerve. Lily berated the man for pretending to be her dead husband. Cane pleaded with Neil to tell Lily the truth, and he did. Lily was stunned. Neil explained that Cane had faced off with Colin to protect the babies and had been concerned about Jill's safety.
Lily refused to believe the truth until Cane starting describing details about the life he and Lily had shared. Cane elaborated about the day he'd proposed, and he described the video they'd made for the babies. Tearfully, Lily told Cane that his mysterious appearances outside her home and his visits with her had made her lose touch with reality. Lily cried that she'd believed she was going insand and had forced herself to leave her children and seek treatment. Cane apologized. Daniel threatened to kill Cane if he got near Lily again.
Cane stormed into the mansion and demanded to know where his father was. Genevieve was calmly sipping tea and explained that Colin was at the hospital. She expressed her disappointment that police wouldn't be able to charge Colin with murder, but she insisted he'd be prosecuted for some type of offense. Cane, angry and heaving, was taken aback when his mother, serene and unperturbed, asked about the children. Cane said that Lily had taken them.
Genevieve noted that Cane had saved his children and was unlike his father, who had let two of his offspring die. Cane cried that Lily would never forgive him. Genevieve rose and approached the fireplace mantel and stroked the urn that contained Samantha's ashes. Cane seemed dismayed when his mother discounted the love of a spouse and stressed that devotion to one's children was all that counted. Cane turned his head away when his mother reached out to stroke his cheek. Genevieve seemed crushed.
At home, Lily put the babies to bed. Daniel served Lily a glass of water. Neil told Lily that Malcolm, at the hospital with Sofia, had phoned to check on her. Neil comforted Lily when she cried that Cane had purposely perpetrated a lie, and then he'd tormented her and made her believe she was losing her mind. Daniel insisted that Lily go about her life as if Cane were dead and buried. Neil placed his hand on Daniel's shoulder and vowed that they, along with other family members, would support Lily.
Lily shook her head and cried, "This will never be over." Lily told Daniel and Neil that she needed time alone, so they reluctantly let her leave by herself. While the babies slept, Neil told Daniel he hoped the babies never had to learn the truth about their father. Neil maintained that Cane was evil and warned that his estranged son-in-law deserved punishment.
Lily met Cane in the park. Lily said she had questions, and Cane offered to tell her whatever she needed to know. Cane insisted he'd take as long as necessary to explain his actions. Lily demanded to know how he could have done those things to her.
Lauren rushed to the coffeehouse to comfort Jill. Lauren was shocked when Jill explained that Cane's late sister was Colin's daughter. Jill reported that Cane's mother was crazy. Jill was devastated and worried that Katherine would chastise her foolish choice of mate after Colin's evil deeds came to light. Lauren mentioned Michael and Kevin's sordid pasts and assured Jill that people could redeem themselves. Jill cried that perhaps Colin had just used her and never truly loved her. Lauren told Jill to visit Colin, so she could learn the truth.
In a hospital room with a guard at the door, Colin, his face bruised and cut, asked the police officer if he should be standing outside the door. The guard explained that only family members could enter. Colin scoffed that none of his family members would arrive. The guard stepped out to answer a knock, and then he announced that Colin's wife was there. Colin said, "Jill?" Genevieve stepped into Colin's room. Gloating, she licked the tip of her index finger, held it up to denote victory, and said, "I win!" Colin told Genevieve that the scene at the house with Samantha's photos and the music was extreme even for her. Genevieve bristled and cried, "You've got a lot of nerve, speaking her name to me!"
Colin scolded Genevieve for having Samantha's ashes on display. Colin told his estranged wife that authorities were probably hosing down a padded cell for her. Genevieve berated Colin for mocking her grief for the daughter he'd taken from her. She blasted him for marrying a new wife and attempting to steal his grandchildren, so he could mold them into little clones like he'd done with Caleb and Ethan. Genevieve's voice rose and her neck muscles tightened as she yelled, "We had one child who had the opportunity to grow up untainted, but all we have left is the ashes and the photographs."
Genevieve's eyes widened into a wild gaze and she sat on Colin's bed as she cried that the formerly young, sweet, naïve woman he'd married was now reduced to ashes, as well. She warned Colin that he should wonder what she might do next after he labeled her a deranged woman. Genevieve moved in close to Colin and said, "I have nothing left to lose." Genevieve planted her mouth on Colin's and began kissing him. She had Colin's tongue clenched between her teeth when Jill stormed in.
On the patio at Crimson Lights, Jack joined Katherine and told her that she was doing Tucker a great favor by taking care of his company. Katherine insisted that her decision to sell the company to Victor wasn't about money. Jack claimed that he had big plans for Jabot that wouldn't come to fruition unless he was at the helm. Jack explained that major department stores and the Home Shopping Network were interested in carrying his new line of cactus pectin skincare products Ashley had developed.
Jack showed Katherine a bold, new logo featuring an oversized "J" in red script superimposed over the word "jabot" that was printed in lowercase. Jack claimed that Jabot could again become an industry powerhouse. Katherine berated Jack for discussing her company with retailers without her permission. Jack insisted that none of the companies would be interested in the new line unless Jack was placed at the helm of Jabot. After Katherine left, Jack phoned Ashley and assured her that his sales pitch would convince Katherine to put him in charge of Jabot. He added that his plan had to work because he could not stand to lose Jabot forever if Victor got his hands on the company.
At Gloworm, Victor joined Lauren and asked her to help him revamp Jabot's cosmetics. He explained that he hoped to own both Jabot and Beauty of Nature. Victor admitted that his acquisition of Jabot was speculative, but he promised Lauren that Fenmore would initially receive exclusive rights to sell Jabot's cosmetics line and that she'd have a place on Newman Industries' board of directors after shares of the company were offered for sale to the public. Lauren was astounded. Victor told Lauren that he trusted her and wanted her on his board even if the business deal with Jabot didn't pan out. Lauren reminded Victor that she'd have to consult with Michael and Jill. Victor assured Lauren that Michael and Jill would easily realize that Lauren's partnership would benefit all concerned.
Katherine, who seemed weary and strained, met with Victor at Gloworm. Victor said that Lauren understood how the deal could be mutually beneficial. Victor added that with Fenmore's involved, they could create the same kind of magic John Abbott had created when he was alive. Katherine noted that she'd been thinking about John and was concerned that Jabot would no longer be in Abbott hands.
Victor told Katherine that he hoped she wasn't having second thoughts, and he insisted that she had too much on her plate. Victor assured Katherine that taking Jabot off her hands would benefit them both. Victor kissed Katherine after he rose to leave. Jack appeared and said, "Quite the sly move trying to steal Jabot." Jack insisted that he was still in the game. Victor quipped, "As the water boy?" Katherine remained seated at a booth and thought to herself, "What do I do, John?"