At Crimson Lights, Jack told Kyle that he planned to introduce him to his new lady friend. While Kyle ordered hot chocolate, Jack's friend, Joe, said that police had ordered an exhumation of Diane's body, based on new evidence. Joe added that another autopsy would be performed. Jack later told Kyle that police planned to dig up his mother's body. Kyle said he hoped police were close to arresting the murderer. Jack placed his arm around his son's shoulder, and the two headed to the police station to find out what was going on.
At the police station, Michael arrived and asked Victor if he'd been treated fairly during his overnight stay. Victor warned Ronan that he might lose his badge. Ronan explained that Diane might have been murdered by an injection of succinylcholine, which caused paralysis and could lead to death. Ronan added that a trace amount of the drug had been found in the syringe recovered from Victor's safe at Newman Enterprises. Michael, his arms folded defiantly across his chest, recalled that the coroner had ruled that Diane had died from blunt-force trauma to her head.
Ronan told Michael and Victor that he'd consider another hypothesis if the drug was found in Diane's bloodstream. Victor warned that the real murderer was on the streets and could possibly kill again. Michael questioned Ronan about his far-fetched notion that Diane had been murdered before someone bashed her in the head with a rock. Ronan explained that blood had been found on the tip of the syringe recovered from Victor's safe. Ronan pressed Victor to explain how the syringe had ended up in his safe. Victor insisted that he'd never before seen the syringe and didn't know how it had ended up in his safe.
Ronan asked who, besides Victor, had access to the safe. Victor explained that his secretary, Connie, and ex-wife, Nikki, both had access to his safe. Michael noted that someone could have broken into the safe. Ronan agreed, but he added that succinylcholine was used in surgery, so the person who'd obtained it likely had access to a hospital pharmacy. Victor said he hadn't been in a hospital and had no access to drugs. Ronan suggested that Victor could have purchased the drug. Victor said it was obvious that someone had set him up.
Michael was angry when he later discovered that Ronan had already questioned Connie, who had admitted that she'd left the safe open and unattended. Before Victor and Michael left, Victor told Michael that Ronan would pay for holding him all night after accusing him of murdering Diane Jenkins. Jack and Kyle had arrived and overheard Victor's comment. Kyle said, "The police think you killed Mom? Did you?" Victor assured the boy that he had not murdered Kyle's mother. In tears, Kyle said, "You're a liar. I hate you." Jack and Victor argued over Kyle, and Victor noted that Kyle was his legal ward. Jack replied, "I have the ultimate weapon in this fight -- Kyle's love."
Nick stopped by the Newman ranch in search of Victor. Nikki surprised her son when she appeared and told Nick that Victor wasn't home. Nick was elated to see his mother. Nikki said she'd arrived the previous night and had intended to thank Victor for lending his support while she had been in rehab. Nick suggested that his father might have left town on a business trip. Nick told his mom that Victor, Victoria, and the grandchildren would be happy to see her again.
Nick pointedly asked his mother where she'd gone after she left rehab. Nikki explained that after being hospitalized for an extended period, she needed some time alone before returning home. Nick asked his mom if she was okay. Nikki replied, "Oh, I am ready to be with my family." Nick told his mom that Victoria truly needed her mother's comfort after losing Lucy and Billy. Nikki agreed and said that it couldn't have been easy for the members of her family who'd been questioned about Diane's murder. Nikki explained that she'd been unable to leave rehab during the critical phase of her therapy.
Nick reminded his mom that she'd gone missing the night Diane was murdered. He added that he was worried because no one knew where Nikki had been. Nikki claimed that her sudden absence the night Diane was killed was terrible timing on her part. Nick asked Nikki if she'd left town because Diane had filed a lawsuit against her. Nikki said, "It was everything. There was pressure to succeed, and I was afraid I would disappoint you. It was all too much." Nick told his mom that she should have called him. Nikki said, "I was going to do what I was going to do." Nick asked his mom what she had done, and she admitted that she'd lost her sobriety.
Nikki changed the subject and said she hoped they could get back to normal, since she'd returned. Nick explained that Ronan was more determined than ever to find Diane's killer. He added that he, Victoria, and Victor were suspects. Nikki maintained that the accused members of her family were innocent. Nikki was shocked after Nick checked a message on his phone and discovered that Victor had been at the police station all night. Nikki opted not to accompany Nick to the police station, but she instructed him to phone and let her know what was going on with Victor. After Nick left, Nikki approached the bar. She hesitated before pouring vodka into a glass.
After Nick arrived at the police station, he learned that his father had been released. Nick said he'd spoken to Connie and knew that Ronan had been aware that someone could have easily planted the syringe in Victor's safe. Ronan claimed it didn't mean that Victor hadn't put it there. Nick asked Ronan when he'd stop harassing the Newman family. Ronan asked Nick if he knew anyone other the current suspects that truly hated Diane. Nick promised to let Ronan know if he thought of anyone. After Nick left, Ronan lifted a box off the floor and pulled out one of the many throw pillows found in Diane's room. Embroidered designs on the pillow featured a pair of red shoes and the saying, "There's no place like home."
Back at the Newman ranch, Nikki twirled the glass of vodka between her palms. She sighed deeply and fought her desire to take a sip. Tears ran down Nikki's cheeks before she succumbed and lifted the glass to her lips. After Nikki drank the vodka, she wiped away her tears. Nikki carefully wiped the glass dry before she placed it back on the bar. She masked the odor of alcohol on her breath with a few squirts of freshener. Victor returned and was surprised to see Nikki.
Tucker and Ashley, honeymooning at a resort, skipped breakfast and made love. Tucker gave Ashley a pearl necklace they'd seen in a jewelry boutique in Japan. Ashley gave Tucker a sculpture of a crane. Ashley explained that the crane was a Japanese symbol of love and fidelity because cranes mated for life. Ashley told Tucker that she'd ruined many relationships in the past and never thought she'd get it right. Tucker kissed Ashley and remarked how fortunate he was to have her.
Billy phoned and told Ashley that he'd returned to Genoa City. Ashley was relieved. Billy said that Delia was healthy. Ashley was pleased when Billy announced that he and Victoria were planning to get back together. After the call ended, Ashley told Tucker that all was right with their world. Tucker, reading a news alert on his phone said, "I am afraid not all."
Ashley became frustrated after she was unable to contact Abby. Ashley cried that she was exasperated by the never-ending murder investigation. Tucker said that Victor could handle Ronan. Ashley quipped that they were fortunate Ronan hadn't shown up to ruin their honeymoon, and she apologized for inferring that Tucker could have been involved in Diane's murder.
At home, Billy and Victoria carried their lovemaking session from the bedroom to the living room. Victoria's mood dampened when she discovered that their divorce had been finalized. Victoria apologized and explained that she thought she'd never see Billy again. Billy kissed Victoria and said they'd marry again. Victoria became somber and explained that she'd been at the park the night Diane was killed.
Billy assured Victoria that she had nothing to worry about, but she said it could be a problem if Ronan saw the condemning film "Adam made." Victoria admitted that she'd lied to Ronan to protect her dad. Victoria noted that she had no idea her father was keeping Billy away from her. Victoria changed the subject and said she'd rather plan their wedding. Billy nodded. Victoria insisted that she wanted nothing more to do with her dad.
Victoria showed up at her dad's office. Michael was there and told Victoria that he was glad to see her. She replied, "The sooner I clean out my office, the better." Michael told Victoria that Victor had spent the night in jail after someone planted a syringe with Diane's blood on it in Victor's safe. Adam was within earshot when Victoria told Michael that she would no longer support Victor after what he had done to Billy. Adam said, "That's the difference between you and me, Victoria. No matter what Dad does, I still can't manage to turn my back on him." Victoria replied, "That's because you and Dad are a lot more alike than anyone realized."
Victoria and Michael looked stunned when Adam said it was fitting for him step in during his father's absence. Michael said that Victor didn't need anyone to step in for him. Adam noted that Victor was in police custody, Victoria had resigned, and Nick had left the company months before. Michael insisted that Victor would soon return. Adam sat in Victor's chair and said, "Consider me the new top cat."
Billy visited with Delia at the Chancellor estate. Billy promised Delia he wouldn't leave her again. Chloe, worried, glared at Billy. Chloe sent Delia upstairs. Fighting back tears, Chloe said she feared Billy had abandoned his child. Chloe noted that Delia would have suffered the loss for the rest of her life. Billy asked for forgiveness. Chloe admitted that she was glad Billy was alive, but she refused to forgive him. Chloe told Billy she was thankful he hadn't turned his back on his daughter. Billy said, "I wouldn't let anything keep me from my daughter."
At Genevieve's, Myrna learned that Jack planned to stop by with Kyle. Genevieve admitted that she, as the new woman in Jack's life, was nervous about meeting Kyle because he'd recently lost his mother. Genevieve added, "Some sick person bashed her skull in with a rock. What kind of a monster does that?" Myrna replied, "I couldn't tell. I just hope they find him soon." Genevieve said, "Yeah, or her." Genevieve left the room to get ready for Jack and Kyle's visit.
Adam stopped by unexpectedly and told Patty that he'd dealt with his dad and intended to deal with her, as well. Patty begged Adam to leave before Genevieve returned. Adam told Patty to stop giving him reasons to show up if she intended to keep her true identity a secret from her boss. Patty explained that her aim was to let Adam know she was in charge. Adam noted that he'd used Patty's ill-advised plan to plant the drug-tainted syringe in his father's vault. Adam said that Ronan had found the syringe and jumped to all the wrong conclusions.
Patty said that her plan had worked to Adam's advantage, but Adam warned that he might inform police that Patty was back in town. Patty explained that many people had access to illegal drugs. Adam warned that Ronan, after learning that Patty had returned, would figure out that she had set up Victor. Patty explained that she had business to take care of.
Genevieve returned when she heard Patty and Adam arguing. Genevieve said, "Myrna, what's going on down here?" Genevieve was shocked to see Adam standing in her living room. Adam claimed that he'd actually stopped by to speak with Genevieve about their mutual interest in Newman Enterprises. Genevieve wasn't receptive to Adam's presence, so he left. Genevieve told Patty that she didn't have good feelings about Adam.
After Jack and Kyle arrived, Genevieve told Kyle she'd heard that he enjoyed video games, hockey, and scary movies. Kyle wasn't very receptive when Jack suggested they all watch a scary movie together sometime. Jack noted that Kyle had had a rough morning and needed to return to school. Kyle's mood improved when he found the cat Genevieve had taken in as a stray. Kyle picked up the cat and stroked its head.
Patty, her face covered by a veil, covertly watched. Genevieve noticed that the cat brightened Kyle's mood, so she told him to keep the cat. Kyle named the cat Dave. Kyle was beaming as he carried Dave to the car. Patty watched as Genevieve kissed Jack and told him she wanted to make him happy.