On the patio at Crimson Lights, Lily told Daniel that people looking at her would never believe the drama she had survived. Daniel replied, "People looking at me would think how damn lucky I am to be with you." Daniel leaned forward and kissed Lily on the lips. Daniel said perhaps he shouldn't have kissed Lily, but she insisted that it was fine with her. Lily declared that she was over Cane. Lily maintained that she could not build a future with a man who refused to be honest with her. Lily announced that she would end her marriage.
Daniel advised Lily to contact an attorney first, and then let the attorney contact Cane about the divorce. Lily said she had to consider her children first and didn't want to become bitter and vindictive like Cane's mom had become. Daniel held Lily's hand and offered to accompany her when she broke the news to Cane. Lily asked Daniel to wait for her at the coffeehouse while she visited Cane alone. Before she left, Daniel said, "Be strong!" Lily smiled nervously and said she would.
While Daniel awaited Lily's return, he sat at the counter and visited with Kevin, who asked about Lucy. Daniel said he hadn't seen Lucy because he wasn't on speaking terms with his mother. Kevin asked if Daniel had at least checked in with his mother after Diane's murder. Daniel said he had and that Phyllis believed Adam was the murderer. Kevin replied, "That's a pretty popular vote." Daniel had mentioned his concern for Lily, so Kevin urged him to call her. Daniel, uneasy, said he couldn't because Lily was unavailable for a while.
At Jimmy's Bar, Cane remembered seeing Daniel kiss Lily when the two stopped by the bar recently. Colin arrived and said, "My usual." Cane said he couldn't recall his father's favorite drink. Colin recalled that Cane and Caleb had often fought over who'd make their father's drink. Genevieve, standing nearby, approached and agreed when Cane replied, "Another example of how you used to pit us against each other just to prove what a lousy father you are."
Genevieve told Cane to serve his father a particular drink made to exacting specifications, but Cane made no effort to do so. Genevieve scoffed and said, "Looks like no one is as interested in pleasing you and they once were!" Colin suggested his ex-wife leave town. Genevieve flashed her ring and reminded Colin that they were still married. He said he'd remedy the situation soon. Genevieve insisted that Genoa City was a perfect fit for her. She praised herself for growing gorgeous orchids and said she'd even purchased the estate she'd been renting. Cane promptly turned down his mother's offer to move back in.
Exasperated, Cane suggested his parents get on a plane and go home to Australia. Colin said that Jill was keeping him in Genoa City. Cane said he doubted Jill would ever have anything to do with Colin. Colin replied, "I never knew a woman that I couldn't get if I really put my mind to it." Genevieve sighed. Before Genevieve turned to leave, she begged Cane to drop by her home some time.
Colin grabbed Genevieve's arm and said, "What about an offer for me to drop by?" Genevieve replied, "I don't think my other overnight guests would appreciate that." Colin laughed heartily as Genevieve walked out. Colin turned to Cane and said Cane could talk to his father about his problems. Cane assured Colin that he had no time for his father or his mother. Colin replied, "Loneliness gets old."
After Colin left, Lily arrived, and Cane greeted her. Without stepping close to the bar, Lily said, "I just came in person to tell you that I am going to be filing for divorce." Cane walked around the bar, stood face-to-face with Lily, and asked her to reconsider. Lily insisted the divorce was what she wanted. After Lily said she intended to file for full custody of their children, Cane asked if he could have supervised visits. Cane said, "I don't expect you to forgive me, but please don't punish Charlie and Mattie for my mistakes because they need a father in their life. Don't do it for me; do it for their sake." After Lily left, Cane gazed longingly at a photo of himself with Lily and the kids.
After Lily returned from her visit with Cane, Daniel asked her how it had gone. Lily, subdued, said, "It went okay. He's not happy, but he's not going to fight the divorce." Distracted, Lily added that Cane had requested visitation with the twins. Daniel replied, "I hope you laughed in his face." Lily reminded Daniel that Cane was her children's father. Daniel warned Lily that Cane would use the visits to manipulate her. Lily said, "No matter what, he and I are through!"
At the Chancellor mansion, Jill and Esther stood nearby as Nina talked to an army captain on the phone. After hanging up, Nina explained that Chance was on a secret assignment. Esther tried to comfort Nina and said that maybe the mission was not a dangerous one. Jill added that perhaps the mission was politically sensitive, hence the secrecy. Nina cried, "I don't have to imagine the worst because I have been through it. I don't think I can go through it again."
Jill told Esther and Nina about losing contact with Billy. Jill cried that Billy resented her. Nina urged Jill to reach out to Billy. Jill explained that in Billy's opinion, everything she said and did was wrong. Nina explained that Chance knew exactly what he meant to her, and she suggested Jill open the lines of communication between herself and Billy.
At the police station, Paul berated Ronan for not making contact with his mother, Nina. Ronan said he didn't consider Nina to be his mother. Nina arrived looking for Paul and was shocked to see Ronan. He told Nina he'd been assigned to investigate Diane Jenkins' murder. Nina, bewildered, said she'd never even known if he'd recovered after his transplant surgery. She asked him where he'd been, but Ronan said he couldn't say. Nina, growing annoyed, admonished Ronan for taking part of his brother's liver, and then pretending it had never happened. Ronan refused to elaborate.
Nina cried that she had defended Ronan by telling his detractors that he'd had a good reason to vanish without saying a word. Nina told Ronan that he was the most unfeeling person she'd ever known. Ronan begged Nina to keep her voice down, but she yelled, "You pissed me off, and you're going to hear about it!" Paul stepped into the room and greeted Nina. She yelled at Paul for not mentioning anything about Ronan in his phone messages. Ronan seemed hurt when Nina told him she looked upon him as a stranger and not as a son. Ronan rushed out.
Nina apologized for snapping at Paul. She told Paul that Ronan's behavior was unbelievable. Nina said that Ronan had told her that his adoptive parents were wonderful people, but Nina, shaking her head, said those parents had raised a jerk. Paul said Heather was unaware that Ronan had returned, but Paul added that he believed Heather still hoped to see Ronan again. Nina, grimacing, cried that she'd hoped Ronan might return with a plausible explanation in order to justify Heather's faith in him.
Nina told Paul that Chance was away on a secret mission. Nina cried, "I have one son I may never see again, and another who never wants to see me again." Paul embraced Nina and comforted her. Nina said she'd gotten through Chance's previous three deployments and would get through his latest one. Paul said it would be easier for Nina if she had Ronan's support. Nina, near tears, said Ronan had made it clear he didn't want to be part of her life. She added that she felt the same way about him.
At the coffeehouse, Kevin made his feelings known after Chloe mentioned that Delia missed spending time with Billy. Kevin maintained that Delia should have Billy in her life. Chloe explained that Billy was always out of control. Chloe cried that she was saddened for her daughter, and she told Kevin that he was making matters worse. Finding it difficult to communicate, Kevin and Chloe agreed that they'd grown far apart. Chloe said that she missed having fun with Kevin. Chloe cried that she wished they could get their relationship back on track. Kevin promised they would.
Esther stopped by and told Chloe privately that Nina had been unable to contact Chance because he was involved with a top-secret mission. Chloe was miffed at first, but then she apologized and offered sympathy for Nina. Chloe said, "First Nina loses Chance, and then Ronan. How much is one woman supposed to take?" Esther offered to keep Delia, so Chloe could get some rest. Chloe admitted she was upset because her relationship with Kevin had soured. Esther tried to cheer Chloe and reminded her that Kevin loved her.
After Esther left, Ronan arrived. He smiled and eagerly greeted Chloe. She backed away and said, "What are you doing here?" Kevin approached and ordered Ronan to get out because he wasn't welcome. Kevin placed his arm around Chloe and said, "After the way you treated her, you have no right coming anywhere near her!" After Ronan left, Chloe turned to Kevin and asked rhetorically, "Why is he back?"
At Victoria's, Victor stunned his daughter when he announced that he was pulling the plug on the Beauty of Nature ad campaign. Victor explained that Abby had been the one who'd hit and injured Tucker McCall. He said Abby had been driving drunk, so Ashley had lied to protect her. Victor said that Abby had been remorseful and apologetic when she told Tucker, and he had opted not to press charges. The problem, Victor explained, was an unreleased video in which Abby had confessed. Diane Jenkins had obtained the video, so proceeding with Abby at the spokesmodel would not be a sound business decision.
Victoria told her father about Genevieve Atkinson's recent visit and about her innovative ideas. Victor cited the bad press the family had received in the newspapers and told Victoria he didn't want the Atkinson woman associated with Beauty of Nature. Victoria agreed and said perhaps the woman was just being sociable. Victoria admitted that the impromptu encounter with Genevieve, a stranger, should have been awkward, but it wasn't.
Victoria said she needed to brainstorm ideas for a new ad campaign, so Victor said he'd head to the gym. After Victor left, Victoria checked her phone and was disappointed to discover no messages or missed calls from Billy. Genevieve stopped by and told Victoria she was sorry to hear about what had happened to Diane Jenkins. Victoria explained that she and Diane, her ex-stepmother, had never been close. Victoria said it was heartbreaking for Diane's son, Kyle. Victoria explained that Kyle was her nephew. Genevieve said she hoped the boy's family would be able to shield him from the details of his mother's violent death.
Victoria changed the subject and said she'd mentioned Genevieve's interesting ideas to Victor. Genevieve eyes widened, and she smiled. Victoria added that Genevieve had just missed Victor, who'd gone to the Genoa City Athletic Club to work out with a punching bag. Genevieve said, "Well, I am sure we'll bump into each other at some point." Genevieve excused herself and left.
Jill stopped by seeking news about Billy. Victoria said she'd been unable to contact Billy. Jill said it was not a good sign if Billy refused to respond to Victoria's calls. Jill admitted that she was dealing with a difficult situation she couldn't discuss. Victoria told Jill that Billy truly needed a lifeline. Jill replied, "I would so love to be that for him. Actually, I think I need it more than he does." Tears filled Victoria's eyes, and she said, "If you find Billy, will you tell him to call me?"
Genevieve showed up in the gym at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Victor was jabbing ferociously at the punching bag. Genevieve, grinning, said, "I'm not sure who you're picturing on that bag, but I'm sure glad it's not me." After Genevieve introduced herself, she told Victor she was sorry for his loss. Victor told Genevieve that his daughter had just told him about her. Genevieve, pretending not to know, replied, "Was it Abby or Victoria?"
Victor told Genevieve that Victoria had mentioned her and had been very impressed. Genevieve said she'd been impressed by Victoria, who was a very sharp young woman. Genevieve indicated the punching bag with her perfectly manicured nails and said, "I've always wanted to try this, but I was afraid of looking like a fool." Victor helped Genevieve don a pair of red gloves. He showed her how to properly jab the bag, and she punched it hard. Victor asked Genevieve to tell him who she'd pictured on the bag, but she kept mum.
After Victor's workout, he returned and told Victoria about running into Genevieve at the gym. Victoria told her father she'd told Genevieve that he'd be there. Victoria's cell phone rang. She was relieved when she saw Billy's number on the screen. The caller identified herself as an employee of Hong Kong Airline and said that Billy had left his phone behind on a plane. After the call ended, Victoria, saddened, said, "He left me." Victor shook his head.
In the lounge at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Colin saw Jill sobbing. He approached her and asked if she was all right. Jill told Colin about Chance and said there was nothing anyone could do but pray. Jill sobbed and said, "Oh, my God, Colin, I can't lose him, too." Moving guardedly, Colin put his arm around Jill, and she leaned her head against his. Genevieve, having changed out of her gym clothes, entered the lounge area, shaking her throbbing hands. Genevieve seemed taken aback when she noticed Jill sitting cozily with Colin.