Lily stopped by Daniel's loft and said she wanted to explain what had happened the previous night after she nixed making love. Lily explained that she and Cane had previously booked a room, decorated it in a Parisian theme, and enjoyed a special night together. Daniel said, "You're always going to be in love with Cane." Lily assured Daniel that it felt right to move on.
Daniel told Lily that he felt fortunate to be with her and was happy that they'd grown close again. Lily embraced Daniel and kissed him. He kissed her back. Daniel and Lily reclined on the bed, disrobed, and made love tenderly. Afterward, Daniel said that making love had been a little unexpected. Lily assured Daniel that it felt right.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nick approached Deacon and demanded to know why Phyllis had been talking to him. Deacon claimed that he and Phyllis had reached out to each other as old friends. Nick recalled how Deacon had ruined Nikki's sobriety and added that Deacon never had anyone else's best interest at heart.
Deacon claimed that he'd taken responsibility for Nikki's relapse. Nick grimaced. Deacon asked if Nick and Victor had taken responsibility for placing Diane in a bind after mistreating her. Nick asserted his innocence and claimed he'd been with Phyllis the night Diane died. Nick defended his father and insisted that Deacon's assumptions were incorrect.
At Gloworm, Gloria told Jeffrey over the phone that she'd changed the schedule, so Deacon could work the lunch shift. Gloria added, "All the rich, old ladies like to check out the beefcake behind the bar. He charms them, and they buy more drinks." After the call ended, Phyllis stopped by and asked Gloria if she could look at Deacon's time card from August first. Gloria glanced at a newspaper and realized that August first was the day Diane Jenkins had been murdered.
Gloria's eyes widened in amazement when Phyllis said, "I very well believe that your mixologist could have been the murderer." Gloria became annoyed. Gloria said Phyllis was suggesting she hadn't conducted proper background checks on her employees. Phyllis reminded Gloria that Deacon was an ex-con on parole. Gloria assured Phyllis that Deacon had been working behind the bar the evening of Diane's murder. Gloria added, "Shame on you for trying to ruin a man's life by pegging him as a murderer."
After Gloria walked away, Phyllis picked up the newspaper and vowed to discredit Deacon. Gloria chatted with Ronan as she poured him a cup of coffee. Ronan spotted Heather and approached her table. Heather seemed taken aback by Ronan's sudden appearance.
Phyllis went to the magazine office and began writing a story about Deacon. She listed his crimes, which included blackmail, kidnapping, and accessory to murder. Phyllis intended to publish her story anonymously. Deacon arrived unexpectedly and asked, "How many secrets can one woman have?" Deacon told Phyllis he knew she'd asked Gloria about the time card. Deacon said it was good thing Gloria had vouched for his whereabouts.
Phyllis, speaking of the crime scene, said, "Deacon, you were there!" Deacon shot back, "Phyllis, so were you!" Deacon wondered aloud if the cops would find out that Phyllis had been at the scene of the crime. Phyllis told Deacon to slither away and leave her alone.
Deacon told Phyllis about his visit with Nick at the club after she left. Deacon added that Nick had insisted he'd been working all night with Phyllis the night of the murder. Phyllis seemed stunned when Deacon said, "You're lying about that night, which means that he's lying, so that means that either one of you could have killed Diane." Deacon asked rhetorically, "I really wonder where Nick was when Diane took her final breath?"
Deacon claimed that his special connection to Phyllis had prevented him from telling police what she had done in the park. Deacon insinuated that he had no reason to defend Nick's actions to police. Phyllis insisted that Nick wasn't a pawn in Deacon's scheme. Deacon said he'd discuss what he knew about Nick when Phyllis met him for dinner the next evening. Deacon asked for a kiss, but Phyllis stood frozen in place.
Deacon winked at Phyllis and suggested she wear something sexy to dinner. After Deacon left, Phyllis returned to her computer and said aloud to herself, "I can't risk upsetting Deacon and ruining Nick's alibi." Phyllis deleted her story and said, "If only it was that easy to delete Deacon."
Sam stopped by Victoria's house and told her he'd heard that she had a room to rent. Victoria was surprised to learn that her father had told Sam to inquire about renting a room. Sam explained that he'd be filling in for Victor's veterinarian for a while and needed a place to stay other than the local motel.
Victoria invited Sam inside, and they discussed Sharon. Sam said he intended to stay in town and do everything possible to ensure Sharon's release because he knew she was innocent. Victoria thought about Sam's predicament and offered him the furnished apartment above the garage. Victoria explained that having a tenant would give her an excuse not to move in with her sister.
At Crimson Lights, Noah approached Adam and demanded to know where Adam had stashed the memory card with evidence that could clear Sharon. Adam quipped, "I ate it with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Adam added that Sharon was responsible for her incarceration. Noah condemned Adam for blaming Sharon because she'd placed herself in harm's way by going to Hawaii in order to clear Adam's name. Adam reminded Noah that he'd turned his back on his mother by refusing to visit her.
Adam, becoming emotional, said he'd traveled the world to prove that Sharon hadn't murdered Skye and had mourned when it was believed that Sharon had died. Adam added that he'd proved Sharon hadn't committed suicide, hired a lawyer for Sharon when she returned to town, and had stood by her in the courtroom. Noah sighed.
Adam, growing angry, insisted he'd been Sharon's ally every step of the way until she hooked up with Sam. Noah said, "You're jealous, and that's why you dumped her at the altar." Adam claimed that Sharon was part of his past. Noah told Adam that Sharon didn't deserve to languish in prison just because she'd hurt Adam's feelings. Before Noah turned to leave, he scoffed and said, "Some real man you are."
After Adam left, Nick stopped by. Noah told his father that Adam had reprimanded him for not supporting Sharon. Noah admitted he was still bitter about Sharon disappearing and letting them believe she was dead. Nick advised his son to let his mother know he cared. Nick told Noah that he should forgive his mother and stop by to see her. Nick added that he'd certainly appreciate his son's support if he were in Sharon's place. Noah quipped, "Like you'd ever do anything that would get you tossed in prison."
After Noah left, Nick remembered received a phone call from a blocked number. When Nick had answered, he'd heard a recording made the night Diane died. Nick had said, "I will kill you before I let you hurt them again. Do you hear me? I will kill you!" Nick also remembered receiving a text message that read, "Like father, like son -- like prison?"
At the prison, Avery noticed a change in Sharon's demeanor. Sharon explained that Victor had visited and given her a pep talk. Avery mentioned Sam Gibson, who supported Sharon and seemed very smitten with her. Sharon smiled. Avery told Sharon that she had some ideas regarding Sharon's defense. Sharon's mood darkened when Avery added that the wheels of justice moved slowly. Avery told Sharon to remember Victor's words and not let anything get her down. Sharon said she wouldn't.
After Avery left, Adam appeared and took a seat at a table. Sharon asked him why he was there. Adam said that Sharon's lawyer had been asking him questions, so he thought that perhaps Sharon might want to question him herself, face-to-face. Sharon claimed that Adam was there because she'd been the one person who'd believed in him and had given him the chance to redeem himself. Sharon added that Adam couldn't walk away from her.
Adam told Sharon that he was over her. Sharon told Adam that he'd replaced love with hate and wasn't doing anything to help her. Sharon explained that she'd stayed away in order to protect Adam because she loved him. Adam replied, "You have a funny way of showing it." Sharon maintained that her time with Sam had just been something that happened. Sharon told Adam that he was making assumptions that were not true.
Sam showed up and asked Sharon if she was all right. Sharon grimaced. Adam remained stone-faced and told Sam that he'd showed up too soon because Sharon had claimed that Sam was out of her life. Sharon insisted that she hadn't been lying. Adam told Sharon that she meant nothing to him. Adam added, "I'd tell you to go to hell, but you're already there." Adam rose to leave and told Sam that Sharon was all his. Sharon seemed frustrated.
At the Newman ranch, Victor read a newspaper article stating that the investigation into Diane's murder had stymied police. In a flashback, Victor remembered walking to the edge of the stream and seeing Diane floating in the water. The back of Diane's head had been covered with blood.
Ronan and another officer arrived with a search warrant. Victor said that Ronan had done a lousy job investigating Diane's murder. Ronan explained that police were searching for a pair of size eleven-and-a-half Eduardo Valenti shoes because someone wearing them had made impressions in the mud at the murder scene. Victor claimed that he didn't keep inventory of the shoes in his closet.
Ronan produced a receipt from Fenmore's Department Store indicating that Victor had purchased a pair of the shoes in question. Victor claimed he didn't like the shoes and didn't remember if he'd ever worn them. Ronan emphatically stated. "Mr. Newman, I think that you did wear them." Ronan showed Victor a photo taken hours before the murder. Ronan pointed out that Victor was wearing the shoes wanted as evidence.
Ronan advised Victor tell him where he'd gone after the photo was taken and what had happened to the shoes. Victor suggested that an overeager detective could have altered the photo. Ronan said that his forensics lab had authenticated the photograph. An officer entered the room and indicated that he hadn't found the shoes. Victor told Ronan to show himself out of Victor's home.
Victor glared at Ronan when he asked, "Where were you when Diane was murdered?" Victoria, who'd arrived unannounced, responded, "He was with me." Ronan chuckled and asked why no one had previously mentioned anything about Victoria having been with her father. Victoria claimed she'd been too embarrassed to admit that her father had had to console her after Billy left. Ronan tried to question Victoria, but Victor kicked him out.
After Ronan left, Victoria started rambling about Sam's impromptu visit. Victor asked why Victoria had given a false statement because neither of them had anything to hide. Victoria looked worried and said that they'd both been alone, so she was concerned that their alibis might seem weak to inept detectives. Victor insisted that his daughter didn't need to protect him. Victoria embraced her father and told him she loved him no matter what.