At the hospital, Neil admired his fussy infant and marveled that the child was his son. Sofia asked if Neil had heard from Malcolm. Neil said he hadn't and complained that Malcolm's habit of running away was getting old. Sofia defended Malcolm and said her husband needed time to adjust to being an uncle instead of a father. Malcolm arrived seconds before a nurse entered. The nurse, holding the baby's birth certificate, asked which man was Moses' father. Malcolm turned and walked out without uttering a word.
The nurse regretted her mistake after Sofia and Neil explained the problematic situation concerning Moses' paternity. Sofia urged Neil to sign his name to the baby's birth certificate. After Neil signed the document, Sofia added her signature and proudly acknowledged her role as Moses' mother. After the nurse left, Sofia asked Neil to speak with Malcolm before the situation worsened.
Malcolm sought solace from Phyllis at Restless Style's headquarters. Malcolm cried that he felt as if he'd lost a son, a wife, and a brother all at the same time. Phyllis disagreed when Malcolm claimed that perhaps the universe was setting him straight for having fathered a daughter with Dru that Neil had raised as his own. Phyllis urged Malcolm stay with Sofia and raise Moses. Phyllis added that Malcolm had pledged his undying love for Sofia. Malcolm replied, "That doesn't mean that I don't hate her a little bit for this."
Phyllis mentioned her situation with Lucy. Phyllis said that although she hadn't created the baby, she was invested in the child as much as if she had. Phyllis told Malcolm that loving Moses was more important than holding a grudge against Sofia and Neil. Phyllis suggested that Neil might not even want to raise the child. Malcolm, dejected, said that Neil and Sofia shared a child together and had a special bond. Phyllis replied that many parents who had kids together weren't bonded as a couple. Malcolm sighed. Phyllis insisted that all Moses cared about was having someone love him. Malcolm wasn't cheered by Phyllis' words as he left.
Neil stopped by Gloworm and asked Victor if he'd seen Malcolm. Neil announced that he was the father of Sofia's baby boy. Neil said that the baby was named Moses in honor of Sofia's father. Victor proclaimed the child lucky to have Neil as a father. Neil reminded Victor that Malcolm was married to the infant's mother. Neil admitted that he didn't consider what had happened to be a mistake, but he said he wasn't sure how to handle his brother. Victor advised Neil to spend all the time he could with his son.
Later, Neil told Sofia that he wanted to be more than an absentee father. Sofia explained that she hoped Malcolm might come around because they still loved each other. Sofia insisted that she and Malcolm could make their awkward situation work for Moses' sake. Neil, angry, said that Malcolm should be more concerned about his family than his ego. Sofia reminded Neil how he'd been hurt after he learned the truth about Lily. Sofia added, "You and Lily had years together, but Malcolm missed out on all of that. Now he'll miss out on Moses, too."
Malcolm returned and asked to speak to Sofia alone. Neil stepped out. Malcolm sighed and said that he'd waited months to know who'd fathered Moses. Since he knew, Malcolm added, he wanted a divorce. Sofia begged Malcolm to let their love give their relationship hope for the future. Malcolm handed Sofia legal documents and explained that he intended to fly to Guam to obtain a divorce within a week, so he could be done with her.
Sofia begged Malcolm not to slam the door in her face. She promised to do whatever was necessary in order to make their marriage work. Malcolm explained that he'd always played the part of Uncle Malcolm to Lily, and he didn't plan to do the same with Moses. Sofia insisted that the baby would adore him. Malcolm lifted Sofia's chin and looked her straight in the eye when he asked if she'd adore him as much as she had Neil when she'd slept with him. Sofia grew angry and told Malcolm that she'd already begged him to forgive her. She told Malcolm that it was typical of him to run away.
Sofia, defiant, signed the divorce papers and thrust them into Malcolm's chest. Neil returned and asked what was going on. Sofia told Neil to let Malcolm leave because he had a flight to catch. Malcolm, angry and hurt, glared at Neil before he stormed out. Sofia sobbed pitifully. Neil told Sofia that Malcolm's behavior was inexcusable.
Neil begged Sofia to move in with him. Sofia told Neil that he'd be disrupting his life and hers. Neil, cradling Moses, replied, "This little boy has already done that for us, and I'm not about to let you two go off in the world without me." Sofia agreed to move in with Neil because Moses deserved to have his father in his life.
At Gloworm, Phyllis stopped at Victor's table and asked if his day included hovering over Sharon or writing another check to Avery Clark. Victor replied, "Your sister's an excellent attorney." Phyllis took a seat and accused Victor of hiring Avery because she was Phyllis' sister. Phyllis added that Victor had to have known because he routinely conducted extensive background checks. Phyllis cried, "I don't want my sister here. Why are you doing this to me?" Victor claimed that he wasn't doing anything to Phyllis, and he warned her not to use Restless Style to undermine Sharon's trial. Near tears, Phyllis maintained that she only cared about writing and publishing good stories.
In the jail's visitation room, Nick sat with Sharon, who was dressed and ready for her trial to begin. Sharon insisted that she was prepared and said she hoped to be reunited with Faith and Noah. Sharon asked Nick if Faith could accompany him to the trial. Nick reminded Sharon that their daughter had suffered emotional trauma after attending Sharon's recent hearing. Sharon admitted that she was worried about her fate and expressed regret for not accepting the plea deal.
Sharon, growing increasingly anxious, told Nick that an anticipated acquittal wasn't a sure thing. Sharon again begged Nick to let Faith accompany him. Sharon said she needed to see her child's face in the courtroom. After the recent hearing, Nick explained, Faith couldn't understand why she wasn't allowed to run into her mother's arms. Afterward, Nick added, Faith cried often and had trouble sleeping. Gently, Nick said, "I'm sorry, but Faith will not be in court today." Nick promised to be present in the courtroom. Tears streamed down Sharon's cheeks.
At Adam's suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Avery pleaded with Adam to help save Sharon. Adam sarcastically replied, "Well, the wizard never gave me a heart, so you can give up trying to touch it." Avery explained that the prosecution had a solid case against Sharon, so she needed an even stronger defense. Avery reminded Adam that he'd once claimed to have evidence that could clear Sharon. Adam snarled and told Avery she wasn't living up to her hyped-up reputation if she was seeking help from him for Sharon.
Avery reminded Adam that Sharon had ended her fling with Sam after she returned to Genoa City and had been willing and eager to marry Adam. Avery asked Adam if his maintaining his pride was worth having Sharon sentenced to decades in prison. Adam quipped that Avery was a tough girl running scared when she admitted that Sharon's best option hinged on a declaration of a mistrial. Avery pointed her finger in Adam's face and said that if Adam were half human, he'd be scared, too. Adam maintained his unsympathetic expression.
After Avery's visit, Adam fell asleep on the sofa in his suite. He dreamed that he struggled to open a dungeon-like door. Behind the door, Adam saw Sharon strapped into an electric chair. Sharon look horrified. A flash of electricity roused Adam from his nightmare. Dripping with sweat, Adam sat upright, breathing heavily as he tried to regain his composure.
Avery stopped by Restless Style's headquarters. Phyllis wasn't pleased to see her sister, who announced that she was looking for Nick. Phyllis sarcastically replied, "Uh, of course you were." Avery commented that Phyllis was acting territorial regarding Nick. In an unfriendly tone, Phyllis proclaimed Avery to be a hero to the downtrodden.
Avery fumbled with her purse in search of paper and a pen, so she could leave a note for Nick. A video game cartridge fell out of Avery's bag, and Phyllis picked it up. Phyllis asked Avery if she still played video games. Avery told Phyllis that Nick had given her the video game cartridge. Avery offered to let Phyllis borrow the game.
Nick arrived, and Avery instructed him to have Faith present in the courtroom. Nick explained that he'd already told Sharon that Faith wouldn't be in court. Forcing a smile, Avery told Nick that they would discuss the matter at the courthouse. Nick replied, "We can do that. My answer will be the same."
Avery shook her head and said, "I don't think so!" After Avery left, Phyllis asked Nick what was going on between him and Avery. Nick claimed that nothing was going on. Phyllis held up the video game and asked Nick if he'd given it to Avery. Grinning, Nick said he had because Avery had mentioned that she enjoyed playing video games.
Phyllis, annoyed, reminded Nick that they played video games together as a semblance of foreplay. Nick accused Phyllis of being jealous. Phyllis waved her hand before her face and insisted she was not jealous. Phyllis claimed she was being preemptive, and she accused Nick of being condescending. Nick reminded Phyllis that she and Avery had played video games together before he ever happened along as a substitute for Avery. Phyllis warned that Avery and Nick would be an infuriating problem if they became close. Nick replied, "There's nothing between Avery and me to go anywhere, but you two have some unfinished business."
After Nick left, Phyllis fumed. Malcolm retuned and told Phyllis that he'd decided to divorce Sofia. Malcolm admitted that Sofia would have tried to make their relationship work because she was loyal. Malcolm claimed that he'd pushed for the divorce to make Sofia hate him for leaving. Malcolm said he'd given Sofia and Neil an opportunity to become a family and do the right thing for Moses.
Malcolm promised to stay in touch with Phyllis through email. Phyllis told Malcolm that she was his only close friend. Phyllis suggested that perhaps Neil and Sofia wouldn't become the perfect couple. Malcolm assured Phyllis that they would. Phyllis embraced her friend before he left.
Victor visited Sharon at the jail. Sharon told Victor that she hoped the jury would find her innocent, so she could soon return home to her family. Beaming, Sharon said she couldn't wait to have lunch with Noah and play with Faith at the park. Victor said there was no reason she couldn't see Faith in the courtroom. Sharon explained that she and Nick had decided it wasn't the best choice for Faith because the child couldn't understand why she wasn't allowed to touch her mother. Victor said that both Sharon and Faith needed proper support, so he would make certain that Faith was present.
Sharon told Victor that Nick had been a wonderful father, so she trusted his judgment. Victor said that Faith's family would help ease the child through the difficult situation. Sharon insisted that for one day, she would be fine without her child in the courtroom because she'd soon be reunited with her family every second of every day. Sharon pleaded with Victor to leave the situation alone. Victor patted Sharon's hand and advised her to keep her spirits up and not worry.
After Victor left, a guard opened the door to the jail's visitation room. Sharon smoothed her dress and told the guard that she was prepared to be transferred to the courthouse. The guard stood aside, and Adam walked in. Sharon was shocked. Adam glared at her. Sharon, irate, asked, "What are you doing here?"
In the courtroom before the trial began, Avery told Nick that an innocent person should not be robbed of her freedom. Nick said that he and Sharon had decided that Faith should not be present. Avery insisted that the Faith should not be kept away from her mother. Nick maintained that there wasn't a doubt in his mind that he'd made the right decision.
Avery sighed dejectedly and asked Nick if both of the Newman brothers' intentions were to leave their ex-wife hanging when she needed them the most. Nick explained that Adam was a sociopath, who was suppressing evidence. Nick said he was a father trying to protect his daughter.
Avery admitted that her comment was out of line. Avery told Nick that Faith could have a key impact on Sharon's state of mind, and she begged Nick to reconsider. Victor entered. He handed Nick a court order. As Nick read the document, Victor said, "You will bring Faith to see her mother. I've taken the decision out of your hands." Nick said nothing, but he seethed with anger. Avery grinned contentedly.