At Gloworm, Cane read the dissolution of marriage document naming him as the defendant responder. Instead of signing and returning the form, Cane stuffed it and his ink pen into his breast pocket. Abby walked by, and Cane asked her if she'd talked to Daniel recently. Abby replied, "Why? Do you want to know if he's still seeing Lily?" Cane nodded.
Abby complained that Cane had destroyed her relationship with Daniel by pretending to be a ghost and haunting Lily. Abby claimed that had Lily not sucked Daniel back into her life, he and Abby could have worked out the kinks in their relationship. Cane coldly responded, "You can't always get what you want." Abby told Cane that he should know.
Daniel was busily sketching at his loft. He paused to recall, in a flashback, making love to Lily. A knock at the door broke his concentration. Daniel found Lily at the door. She apologized for having left soon after they'd made love the previous evening, so she could check on the twins. Daniel was relieved to learn that Lily hadn't considered their deepening relationship a mistake.
Lily, glowing, insisted that their spontaneous connection had been wonderful and beautiful. Daniel smiled when Lily assured him that she didn't regret their decision to make love. Lily added that she still needed to proceed slowly, so her old feelings for Cane didn't cloud the relationship she and Daniel had rekindled. Daniel told Lily that she had no idea how happy she'd made him.
Lily and Daniel decided to temper their passion by taking a walk. Lily and Daniel stopped by Gloworm and ran into Cane, who was still talking to Abby. Lily seemed stunned when Abby said, "Didn't take you long to get over the love of your life, did it, Lily?" Daniel pulled Abby aside and reminded her that they hadn't been a couple for some time. Abby replied, "Doesn't mean I want to see you with someone else, especially not Lily." Abby rushed out, and Daniel ran after her.
Cane asked Lily if she and Daniel were out on a date. Lily said she didn't want to discuss it. Cane asked about the babies, and Lily asked him why he hadn't returned the divorce papers. Cane admitted that he just hadn't been able to sign them. Lily said, "You mean you won't?" Cane explained that in his heart, he just felt it was wrong.
Lily told Cane he was hurting her by not allowing her to move on with her life. Cane assured Lily that they could work things out. Daniel returned and overheard Lily tell Cane that she had moved on. Lily ordered Cane to sign the papers and send them to the lawyer. Lily turned her back on Cane and faced Daniel. Lily and Daniel walked out together.
Victoria, at home, chatted with her mother on the phone while attempting to open a large box. After the call ended, Sam arrived to pick up his keys. After Victoria gave Sam the keys, she enlisted his help to open the box. Sam sliced the sealing tape with a knife. Victoria peered into the box and exclaimed, "Oh, no!"
Victoria, exasperated, explained that the bike she'd ordered for her son was supposed to arrive assembled. Sam said he didn't know Victoria had a son. Victoria explained that her son, Reed, lived with his dad. Victoria said that Reed would soon call via a video chat, and she had intended to show him the bike. Sam insisted on assembling the bike, so Victoria fetched a toolbox.
Victoria and Sam chitchatted about working for Victor. Sam talked about having met Sharon after he found her sleeping in his barn. Sam admitted that he'd never asked Sharon why she'd run away. Victoria told Sam that she couldn't understand why he had so easily forgiven Sharon for not telling him the truth. Sam finished assembling the bike, and Victoria admired her son's new toy. Victoria apologized for prying into Sam's relationship with Sharon. Victoria added that she wouldn't have been able to forgive and forget so easily.
Victoria heard Reed's call coming through, so she sat down in front of her laptop. Sam began collecting packing materials and said he'd leave after clearing away the mess. Victoria wheeled the bike in view of the camera and announced that she'd put it together just in time to show Reed his new bike. Reed asked if his mom had put the bike together. Victoria hesitated and admitted that she'd had help. Excitedly, Reed asked, "Is Billy back?" Victoria told Reed that a friend had helped her. Reed experienced a problem with the connection and promised to call his mother back later.
Sam told Victoria he'd get out of her way and move a few things into the apartment. Victoria said that Sam likely thought that her life was a mess, and she admitted that she was a wreck. Sam assured Victoria that he viewed her as a good mother who missed her child very much. He said he understood how she felt. Sam said he had to go, and he thanked Victoria for renting him the apartment. Victoria thanked Sam for putting the bike together and for being supportive and understanding.
At the prison, Sharon greeted Avery and asked about Koa. Avery explained that she was there to let Sharon know that she was Phyllis Newman's sister. Avery insisted that her connection to Phyllis wouldn't affect the way in which Sharon's legal proceedings would be handled. Sharon was taken aback and replied, "I don't know if I can trust you, now. Maybe you should go." Avery admitted that she hadn't seen Phyllis in many years, but she refused to elaborate. Avery insisted that she'd had no idea how intertwined Sharon life had been with Nick and Phyllis, though Avery acknowledged having read Phyllis' articles.
Sharon asked Avery if she'd gone to Genoa City to help with the appeal and not with the intention of reuniting with Phyllis. Avery claimed she had gone to defend Sharon as her attorney, but Sharon was wary. Sharon decided to remain with Avery because Avery had succeeded in arranging a new trial. Sharon demanded to know what had happened between Avery and Phyllis, but Avery claimed it wasn't pertinent. Sharon concluded that Avery wanted closure with Phyllis and pointed out that Phyllis would testify at the trial. Sharon stressed that it was crucial that Avery not jeopardize Sharon's future. Avery insisted that she would never compromise a client's defense. Avery assured Sharon that until the trial ended, she would be Avery's only concern.
After Avery left, Nick showed up. Sharon thanked Nick for arranging a visit with Faith because it had meant so much. Nick brought up Adam. Nick explained that he might soon need Sharon's assistance in order to understand his brother's twisted thinking. Nick added that Sharon had enough to deal with already. Sharon agreed and said her trial would begin the following week.
Nick said that Avery was an excellent lawyer. Sharon managed a half-smile and replied, "Yeah. She's a lot more than that. She's my only hope. She believes in my innocence, and my future rests in her hands." Nick agreed that Avery had a great reputation. Sharon insisted that if she had any shot at all, it would be up to Avery.
At Crimson Lights, Michael was shocked to hear Phyllis admit that she had a sister. When Phyllis mentioned that her sister's name was Avery, Michael realized that Phyllis' sister was Sharon's lawyer. Becoming emotional, Phyllis explained that she'd suffered emotional abuse from both her parents, so she'd decided to leave and never look back. Phyllis cried and told Michael that she just wanted to forget her traumatic past. Michael warned that buried wounds had a way of resurfacing. Phyllis quickly collected herself and insisted she was fine.
Phyllis maintained that her hotshot attorney sister, Avery Bailey Clark, was doing fine, as well. Michael admitted that he was the last person who should judge Phyllis after having once abandoned his own brother. Michael asked Phyllis if she felt a twinge of guilt for having avoided contact with her sister for so many years. Phyllis remained stoic. Michael thoughtfully advised Phyllis to consider repairing her damaged relationship to Avery because the young woman didn't seem to be tolerant and understanding. Phyllis claimed that Michael had caught her in at a weak moment and that she didn't need his advice.
Phyllis maintained that she intended to avoid seeing her sister again. Michael reminded Phyllis that she wouldn't be able to avoid her sister because Avery was lead counsel in Sharon's case. Phyllis insisted she'd made it clear to Avery that there would be no contact. Phyllis was shocked to receive a text message summoning her to give a last-minute deposition in Sharon's case. Phyllis said, "It looks like my little sister is on a power trip, but she doesn't know who she's dealing with, does she?"
Michael said that Avery Bailey Clark was tenacious. Michael added that Phyllis was also tenacious. Michael agreed to accompany Phyllis to her deposition. Phyllis thanked Michael for agreeing to be her friend again. Teasing, Michael said, "I don't want you to get beat up by your little sister." Phyllis grimaced.
In a courthouse office, Phyllis and Michael met with Avery. Michael and Avery exchanged greetings before Phyllis took Avery aside and reminded her that they had agreed to keep a distance between them. Avery told Phyllis that she was a material witness in Sharon's trial and needed to answer questions about her previous testimony. Avery asked Phyllis to state for the record whether or not she was Avery's sister. Phyllis seemed stunned, but she hesitantly replied, "Yes." Phyllis admitted that she hadn't seen Avery since the young woman was just a kid. Phyllis acknowledged that she'd had no contact in any form with her sister or their parents.
Avery asked Phyllis to state that their familial bond would not influence her testimony under oath regarding Sharon. Phyllis insisted that her testimony would not be influenced even though Avery was her sister. Avery asked about the memory card. Phyllis said that she'd traveled to Thailand in search of the card, but only Adam Newman had seen and heard the footage on the memory card. Phyllis said she taken home a bundle of cards because she believed one of them might have evidence that could clear Sharon. Phyllis explained that she'd hired a forensics expert, Emmett Robins, to examine the cards. After Robins had claimed that the cards had nothing useful, Phyllis said she'd instructed him to throw the cards away. However, the man had given the memory cards to Adam Newman.
Avery, reading from a transcript, claimed that Emmett had later discovered audio on one card that could help Sharon's case. Phyllis said she had never seen or heard the evidence, so Emmett's testimony was merely hearsay. Michael leaned toward Phyllis and whispered, "That's not helping." Phyllis, argumentative, insisted that she had no direct knowledge that could help Sharon.
Michael leaned very close to Phyllis, covered his mouth with his open hand and asked, "Are you really going to sacrifice Sharon just to get back at Avery?" Phyllis became agitated. Avery snapped, "What was that?" Phyllis replied, "Nothing. I don't have anything more to say to you." Avery glared at Phyllis.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nick told Ashley that a private lab had confirmed that Adam's DNA was on the envelope containing the photo of Ashley in Town Park the night Diane had been killed. Nick concluded that Adam had also found Ashley's lost cell phone, which held a recording of Nick threatening Diane. Ashley said that Adam likely knew that Nick had been at the park, too. Ashley wondered aloud why Adam had been so careless with handling the envelope. Nick suggested that Adam had been thoughtless in his haste.
Ashley suggested to Nick that Adam had set a trap; otherwise he would have given the photo and the phone with Nick's threatening message to the Genoa City Police Department. Ashley added that the evidence would make it appear that she and Nick were the prime suspects and that Adam was in the clear. Nick explained that Adam could have sent the items anonymously to avoid letting police know Adam had been at the park when Diane was killed. Ashley insisted that Adam had concocted an agenda they knew nothing about.
Nick and Ashley went upstairs and used a master key borrowed from a maid's cleaning cart to enter Adam's room. Nick said they were looking for anything that might tie Adam to Diane's murder. Ashley was apprehensive, but Nick said he wasn't leaving until he found something. Becoming frustrated, Nick said he might just wait for Adam to return, jump him, and beat the truth out of him. Ashley found information about Adam's appointment with the out-of-town eye specialist and told Nick that Adam wasn't in Genoa City.
Nick phoned the doctor's office and confirmed Adam's appointment. After the call ended, Nick said, "It's legit. He's on the schedule." Ashley said that after Adam planted cameras at the ranch, spied on her, and tried to convince her that she'd lost her mind, she would never accept anything at face value where Adam was concerned. Ashley said the only way to beat Adam was to get into his head. Nick suggested they ask Sharon for help because she knew Adam better than anyone.
Ashley waited anxiously at the Genoa City Athletic Club bar. She phoned Nick and left a message, pleading with him to phone her after he spoke with Sharon. Abby surprised her mother, and Ashley nearly dropped her phone before quickly ending the call. Abby complained about having run into Lily and Daniel. Ashley said she thought Abby was no longer in a relationship with Daniel.
Abby said she supposed she missed having someone to talk to and lend support. Abby mentioned the videotaped confession that could send her to prison. Ashley, lowering her voice to a whisper, said that as long as the video didn't surface, everything would be okay. Abby said her life seemed to have spun out of her control. Ashley said her own life felt the same way.