In Victor's prison cell, Sharon agreed to become Victor's wife. Victor said he'd arrange to have the ceremony the next day. Victor added, "It'll be legally binding. I want you to be protected and cared for -- the sooner, the better." Sharon said that though Victor hadn't been completely honest about what he wanted from the marriage, especially as it related to Nikki, she was willing to give him what he wanted. Sharon said she appreciated what Victor had done for her and for Faith. Victor agreed that Sharon had every right to share custody with Nick because Faith needed her mother.
In Dr. Okamura's office, Billy, Victoria, and Chelsea learned the results of the paternity test. Dr. Okamura explained that the lab had conducted the test twice to ensure accuracy and that Billy was the father of the baby Chelsea was carrying. After the doctor stepped out, Chelsea stood up, faced Billy and Victoria, and asked Billy how he planned to "do right by the baby." Chelsea claimed that Billy's true nature was dark and vicious, and she insisted she hadn't lied about how she had become pregnant. Victoria said, "I know Billy and what he's capable of, and I know you're a liar." Victoria received a text message and had to leave. Chelsea told Billy that they should deal with each other through their lawyers. Billy added, "And the bankers, of course, right?"
Later, Billy caught up with Chelsea on the patio at Crimson Lights. Billy, speaking in a calm voice, said that Chelsea had indeed been right about her baby's paternity, so perhaps they should discuss the matter. Billy spoke in a hushed tone and told Chelsea that he couldn't remember being with her the night she'd become pregnant. Billy admitted drinking too much and said he remembered dancing with Chelsea. Billy told Chelsea that she was a "bit of a spark," and he recalled that she was the one who'd flirted with him. Chelsea replied, "It's not a crime to kiss a drunk tourist." Billy agreed that he was wasted, but he maintained that he could usually hold his liquor. Chelsea blamed the tropical heat.
Billy suggested that Chelsea might have slipped something into his drink. Billy insisted that whether or not he'd been drugged, he knew he had not forced himself on her. Billy asked Chelsea to tell him the truth about what had happened. Chelsea said that she and Billy had had fun at the bar, drinking and kissing. Billy pressed Chelsea to continue, and she admitted that she and her friends sometimes did whatever was necessary to make money because not everyone, like Billy, was a trust-fund baby.
Chelsea added, "Sometimes, my friends and I would help cops fill their quotas." Billy noted that Chelsea didn't immediately turn him in after she drugged him and planted drugs inside his bag. Chelsea smiled and said, "You're a fun drunk. Some might even say that you're sexy."
Chelsea smiled sweetly at Billy, when he said, "You're a pretty girl, but I guess you weren't interested." Chelsea replied, "I was, and I made that very clear." Billy said he still wasn't sure what had happened. Chelsea leaned forward and in a sexy tone said, "I seduced you. I can be very persuasive." Chelsea readily acknowledged that their encounter had been consensual. Chelsea changed her tone and scornfully warned that she intended to stick to her original story because it was Billy's word against hers. Billy showed Chelsea a digital recorder he produced from his breast pocket and said, "Not so much anymore!"
Billy admonished Chelsea and said, "This rape B.S. might have worked for you in the past." Billy explained that the first girl he'd loved had been through a horrible ordeal. Billy said that when this woman had tried to tell her mom what had happened, the mother wouldn't listen because she didn't want to believe it. Billy noted that real victims were desperate to tell someone about the attack. Billy told Chelsea that a victim would never flirt with and try to seduce her attacker.
Chelsea became angry and told Billy that he had no right to judge her because he was a spoiled rich boy. Billy replied, "It takes quite a bit to offend my low sense of decency, but I'll be damned if you didn't just do it." Chelsea told Billy he could play back the recording and prove to Victoria that he wasn't a rapist, but he'd still have to discuss the baby. Billy blasted Chelsea for twisting the knife in Victoria's side by making her question her husband's character. Chelsea said, "You and I had fun that night, and fun doesn't come cheap." Billy seemed utterly disgusted, and he sighed deeply as he rose to leave.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club's bar, Nikki pretended she was drunk. Deacon ordered two vodka tonics and told Nikki it would be the first alcoholic drink he'd had since she'd begun spiking his drinks. Deacon told Nikki that he knew she'd gone to see Victor on New Year's Eve. After the bartender served the drinks, Nikki pushed hers aside and claimed that she'd had an early start and would end up under the table if she had another drink. Nikki claimed that she'd been drinking when she decided to visit Victor. Slurring her speech, Nikki added, "My loving ex-husband is going to marry our former daughter-in-law. Can you believe that?"
Nikki told Deacon that Sharon envied her life and had evidently been planning to marry Victor for years. Deacon's glass was empty, so Nikki slid hers over and offered it to him. Nikki recalled Deacon having told her that they were good together. She said, "I am not good at being alone." Deacon assured Nikki that she wasn't alone, and she pretended to be elated. Later, Nikki and Deacon retired to their suite. While Deacon sipped yet another drink, Nikki waved her arms in the air and claimed that she was in the "floaty stage, where everything felt really nice." Deacon said, "I'm not going to blow this. I am going to take a shower and see if I can come around."
After Deacon closed the bathroom door behind him, Nikki began searching the room. Nikki whispered to herself, "This time, I will find out what you know about Diane's murder." Nikki opened an armoire, retrieved Deacon's laptop, and scanned through video files on the computer's hard drive. Deacon quietly opened the bathroom door and saw Nikki searching files on his laptop. He tiptoed out of the bathroom, took a silk scarf from the armoire, and fashioned a garrote. As Deacon inched his way toward Nikki from behind, Victoria knocked on the door and called out to her mother. Deacon quickly retreated to the bathroom. Nikki closed the lid on the laptop and put it back inside the armoire.
Nikki stepped out to talk to Victoria. Nikki realized that Victoria's tears meant that Chelsea was indeed carrying Billy's baby. Nikki consoled her daughter. Victoria cried that Billy had made a baby with a stranger after one encounter, but she and Billy had been unsuccessful in their various endeavors to build a family. Nikki told Victoria to think about herself first and then she'd be able to figure out how to proceed. Deacon called out to Nikki, so Victoria insisted on leaving. Victoria told her mom to take care of herself. Victoria assured Nikki that she'd be all right.
When Nikki returned to the room, Deacon was stretched out on the bed. He beckoned Nikki to lie beside him. Deacon said that the shower had not revived him, so he'd have to forgo lovemaking. He begged Nikki to snuggle beside him for the night. Nikki jumped out of bed and said she had to first wash her face. After Nikki went into the bathroom, Deacon grabbed his laptop and began deleting files. Nikki covertly watched Deacon through the partially opened door.
Victoria returned home. Billy played the recording of Chelsea admitting that she'd seduced him and that their encounter had been consensual. Victoria told Billy that she had never believed that Chelsea's accusations were true. Billy said he still couldn't change the results of the paternity test. Victoria told Billy that the adoption agency had called earlier and had hoped to meet with them. Victoria said she had explained that she and Billy were unable to go.
Victoria cried that she'd hoped to get past the mental anguish of never being able to have a biological child with Billy, but she could not. Victoria explained that Chelsea had gotten pregnant very easily, but Victoria could not no matter how hard she tried. Billy kissed Victoria's hands and told her she was an amazing wife and mother. Victor said she still wanted to carry Billy's child. Billy said he wanted that, too, and he warmly embraced Victoria to comfort her.
Nick visited Adam in jail and told him that because he'd violated his restraining order, Newman Enterprises had grounds to oust him. Adam maintained that the charges would not stick because Sharon had been engaging in conversation with him at the time. Adam told Nick that he was there to commiserate because Sharon had agreed to marry Victor. Adam added, "I am the one person who understands exactly how that feels." Nick said he didn't want to discuss the matter, but Adam asked Nick if he thought that Sharon loathed them.
Nick reminded Adam that Sharon had decided on her own to have him jailed because she didn't want to be in the same room with him. Adam told Nick that Victor had gotten the better of them both and loved to gloat. Adam added, "Dad's mustache twirls all on its own." Nick agreed that their dad enjoyed winning. Adam announced that he would funnel his energies into Newman Enterprises. He said he planned to sell Beauty of Nature and purchase distressed assets.
Adam added, "Who said a bad economy isn't a good thing?" Nick replied, "That will never happen. You hear me? You remember I said that!" Adam asked Nick why he cared about the old man and his company after what he'd done.
Michael stopped by the headquarters of Restless Style and warned Phyllis that in addition to condemning Sharon in the latest issue, she'd also declared war on Victor. Michael added, "That is a very bad idea." Phyllis maintained that she'd written the truth about Victor and Sharon. Michael reminded Phyllis that Sharon had superpowers because she was wearing Victor's ring. Phyllis reminded Michael that she'd waged war with Victor when he unleashed Patty Williams. Phyllis defended her actions, but Michael said he was there to warn her because he loved her, and he cautioned Phyllis to watch her back. After Michael left, Phyllis posted a promise to her online readers. Phyllis vowed to cover every detail of Sharon and Victor's upcoming nuptials.
Adam stopped by the prison to see his father. He quipped that it was so quiet in Victor's cell because it wasn't at all like a regular cell. Victor said he knew Adam had been jailed because he'd violated Sharon's restraining order. Adam insisted that Sharon had no reason to enforce the restraining order after gaining shared custody of Faith. Adam added, "I guess you found yourself a shiny, new robot toy." Victor claimed he didn't control Sharon.
Adam claimed he had big plans, and he suggested that Victor get used to having things slip through his fingers. Victor announced that he also had big plans. Adam's face became ashen when Victor said, "I am getting married to Sharon." Michael arrived as Adam was leaving. Adam seemed stunned and didn't respond when Michael acknowledged his presence.
Michael, grinning, said, "I think I can guess what that was about." Victor agreed that his announcement had gotten to Adam. Michael said he'd heard that Adam planned to tell the board of directors that he hoped to sell Beauty of Nature. Michael asked, "How do you wish for me to proceed?" Victor staunchly replied, "Do nothing at all."
Adam soothed his wounded pride at the Genoa City Athletic Club's bar. Chelsea happened by and claimed she could guess the brand and age of the whiskey Adam was sipping. Adam said, "Wow, bartending tricks. Why don't you go dazzle someone else while you're taking a break from tormenting my sister, Victoria?" Chelsea claimed that Adam's two moods included seething and cranky. Adam shot back that Chelsea was "Gidget with a chainsaw." After Chelsea mentioned that she was staying in a suite, Adam asked who was paying for it. Chelsea replied, "Let's just say they announced the lottery numbers, and I won. Looks like I'll be staying in Genoa City for a long time to come."
Sharon stopped by Nick's to pick up Faith. Nick warned Sharon that Victor had pulled a similar stunt with Victoria that had ended up costing her custody of Reed. Sharon insisted that she just wanted to spend time with Faith, not hurt Nick. Nick said he was never worried about anyone but Faith. Sharon claimed that Nick's battle was always against Adam, and she reminded Nick that she'd decided on her own to have Adam arrested.
Sharon announced to Nick that she and Victor planned to marry the next day. Nick scoffed and cried that he truly knew nothing about Sharon any longer. Nick added, "First it was Adam, and now it's my dad. Truth is that I haven't known you for years now." Nick mentioned Noah and Faith, who'd have to regard their imprisoned grandfather as a stepfather.
Nick accused Sharon of not considering Noah's feelings after she admitted she hadn't told their son about her marriage plans. Nick worried that Noah might decide not to return home. Sharon also admitted that she hadn't yet told her mother because the wedding date had just been set. Nick said sarcastically, "You've got awesome judgment, Sharon." Faith kissed her daddy before heading out the door. Nick asked Sharon to tell Victor that he had one less son at Newman Enterprises. Nick seemed distressed after Sharon turned and walked away.