At the ranch, Victor and Nikki were kissing. Suddenly, Nikki pushed Victor away and asked, "What do you think you're doing?" Victor reminded Nikki that whenever she'd visited him while he was incarcerated, he'd told her to be patient. Nikki replied, "Until you tire of your shiny, new toy, Sharon?" Victor replied, "Until tonight. From this evening on, we'll be together again."
Nikki stood defiant with her arms crossed at her waist. Victor explained that he'd married Sharon in order to push Nikki away, so she'd drop her crusade to clear his name. Victor added that he had feared Nikki would implicate herself if she'd persisted. Victor added that he'd stayed married to Sharon in order to carry out a plan, which would come to fruition soon.
Victor assured Nikki that he wanted to be with her, and he vowed to annul his marriage to Sharon. With tears in her eyes, Nikki said, "I know why you did what you did. You love me!" Nikki embraced Victor and told him that she loved him with all her heart. Nikki suddenly pulled away again and told Victor that she wasn't sure she could be with him then or ever because she feared she might lose him again if she were imprisoned.
Victor assured Nikki that she had acted in self-defense and was innocent. Nikki remained fearful that she'd end up in prison, but Victor caressed her and begged her not to worry. Victor and Nikki later made love in their bed. Victor kissed Nikki tenderly and told her she was beautiful.
At the Abbott estate, Genevieve warned Jack that he might not win the bidding war on the sale of Beauty of Nature. Genevieve was moved when Jack presented her with an exquisite diamond bracelet. Cane and Lily arrived. Cane teased his mom and asked if she was sure she wanted to walk down the aisle with him as her escort. With tears in her eyes, Genevieve assured Cane that she wanted him beside her. Genevieve caught Jack glancing at his watch. She said, "Jack, we're not going to know anything until morning."
Lily and Cane asked what Genevieve meant by her comment to Jack. Genevieve explained that Jack was participating in a bidding war related to a business acquisition. After the women left the room, Jack told Cane that his mother was touched to have him agree to walk her down the aisle. Cane admitted that his mother had previously been like broken glass with rough edges. Cane explained that in the past, he'd often gotten cut whenever he got too close to his mom. Cane thanked Jack for helping create a positive change in his mother's temperament.
In the den, Lily admired Genevieve's snow-white wedding gown adorned with a crystal-encrusted sash. Lily remarked that she hadn't expected Genevieve to choose a gown in a traditional style. Genevieve explained that she'd been a young girl in a foreign county far away from family when she'd married Colin. Genevieve admitted that she'd had no idea what she was getting into. Lily nodded when Genevieve remarked that her relationship with Jack was exciting and intense but not vicious and unequal, as it had been with Colin. Lily said she hoped Genevieve's future with Jack would be everything she'd ever wanted. Genevieve maintained that she would have a happy life.
Later, Jack opened a wedding gift and examined a copper-colored glass bowl shaped like a shell. He asked Genevieve if the bowl had perhaps been sent as a joke and quipped that he wouldn't even feed Dave, his cat, out of it. Genevieve laughed. Before Genevieve left the room to take a phone call she claimed was from their wedding planner, Jack kissed her and proudly announced that Beauty of Nature would soon be his.
Lily and Cane went to Crimson Lights after enjoying their visit with Jack and Genevieve. Lily told Cane that his mother's wedding gown was stunning and that he'd be proud to walk her down the aisle. Cane said he was relieved that both he and Lily could enjoy being with his mother. Lily agreed that Genevieve had become the person she was meant to be. The couple acknowledged that they, too, had started over.
On the patio at Crimson Lights, Michael met with two agents from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Agent Boyan told Michael that their mole at the accounting office had reported that Adam would be checking the sealed bids soon. The other agent explained that Adam would then phone Tucker McCall and reveal the amount of the highest bid. Michael glanced at his watch and noted that if everything played out as expected, the agency would have sufficient evidence to convict Adam within an hour.
At home, Tucker paced back and forth and told Ashley that Adam should phone him soon and let him know how much to bid on Beauty of Nature. Tucker added that soon afterward, agents from the Securities and Exchange Commission would move in and arrest Adam. Ashley raced toward the door after hearing a knock. Ashley was elated to discover that Abby had returned to Genoa City. Abby told her mom and Tucker that she'd returned early to attend Jack's wedding. Abby added that she also planned to ask Victor face-to-face why he'd married Sharon.
Michael stopped by the McCall residence and announced that Victor had been released. Michael warned that the press would soon print unpleasant stories about Nikki, but the truth was that she had acted in self-defense. Abby said she needed to talk to her father, but Tucker advised Abby to wait a while. Michael asked to speak to Tucker alone, so Abby and Ashley left.
Tucker told Michael that something wasn't right because he should have already heard from Adam. Michael suggested adjusting the plan. Tucker, instead, said he'd phone Adam and demand Adam tell him how much to bid, so the Securities and Exchange Commission could carry out their mission. Agents from the Securities and Exchange Commission arrived and said they had new information.
At Newman Enterprises, Sharon warned Adam that the Securities and Exchange Commission was aware of whatever deal he was about to arrange regarding the sale of Beauty of Nature. Sharon added that Victor had set a trap because he wanted Adam punished. Adam replied, "You made it very clear to me that you're Victor's wife, his proxy, and do only what he says." Sharon said that because she was Victor's wife, she knew what was going on. Sharon added, "Now do you want me to stay and explain everything, or do you want me to go away?"
Sharon explained to Adam that she'd changed her vote during the secret ballot because Victor had instructed her to do so. Sharon added that Victor had admitted he'd set up Adam. Adam seemed skeptical that Victor had so readily admitted his plan to Sharon. She warned that Tucker was evidently involved, as well. Adam said, "Maybe my father sent you here to stop me." Sharon insisted she was telling Adam the truth because she didn't want him to end up in a prison cell.
Adam glanced at Sharon's hand and in a defiant tone said, "You're wearing my father's ring on your finger. He helped you when I didn't, and you have Faith because of him. Why are you helping me?" Sharon declared that she was tired of the trickery, manipulations, and maliciousness. She added that Victor had helped her, but he'd expected blind loyalty in return.
Sharon explained that she had to put the past behind her and concentrate on raising Faith. Adam asked Sharon how she would handle Victor after he learned that she'd betrayed him. Sharon explained perhaps she'd have some time alone with Victor at the ranch to sort it out. Adam begged Sharon to stay, so they could figure it out together.
Sharon hesitated, but Adam threw aside a chair to make his way toward Sharon as she turned to leave. Adam took Sharon in his arms, swept away items on his desk, and pressed his body against Sharon's as they sprawled onto the desk. After they began stripping off each other's clothing, the amorous couple moved their lovemaking to the sofa. Afterward, Adam and Sharon, cozily wrapped in a woolen throw, relaxed near a roaring fire. Adam stroked Sharon's bare shoulder and said he was in the clear because she'd saved him just like she'd been doing for years, though she had every reason to walk away. Sharon told Adam that she couldn't let him go to prison. Adam vowed to protect Sharon.
Adam kissed Sharon, and the couple reclined together on the sofa. Victor's portrait hung above the mantle, and he appeared to stand guard over the goings-on in his former office. Later, Tucker phoned and asked Adam what was going on. Adam claimed that Tucker must have pocket-dialed him, and he hung up. Sharon cried, "It's not over." Adam told Sharon to forget Tucker and Victor because being together was the only thing that mattered.
Phyllis arrived at the tack house with Summer. Nick was enjoying time with Faith. After Summer and Faith went upstairs to choose a movie to watch, Phyllis asked Nick why Sharon had left Faith with him so soon after winning joint custody. Nick explained that his dad had just been released from prison, so the newlyweds were enjoying their first night together. Phyllis rushed to peek out the window toward the ranch house. Widening her eyes, Phyllis noted that Victor and Sharon would no longer be separated by a piece of glass, as they had been while Victor was in prison.
Nick said that despite Victor's falling-out with Nikki and the revelations about Nikki having acted in self-defense, he couldn't stop thinking about his father staying married to Sharon. Nick added that he was concerned about Noah and Faith's reactions, as well. Nick seemed repulsed by the thought of his father's marriage, so he changed the subject and declared that he'd rather concentrate on the evening he had planned with his little girls. After Summer and Faith returned with a DVD, they invited Phyllis to stay and watch the movie, too. Phyllis accepted the invitation. Nick smiled.
After Faith fell asleep, Nick carried his slumbering child to her room. A contented Summer turned to her mother and said, "Don't you wish it was like this all the time?" After Summer went to bed, Nick and Phyllis talked. When Nick and Phyllis inadvertently touched each other while reaching into a bowl of popcorn at the same time, Phyllis recoiled. Nick acknowledged that the thought of intimacy with him might be repulsive to Phyllis.
Nick and Phyllis agreed that they usually patched up the rough spots in their relationship by having sex. Phyllis assured Nick that she didn't consider him repulsive, and she admitted that she wasn't as tough as she thought she was. The couple agreed to make positive changes in their relationship. Phyllis decided to stay with Nick after he said he enjoyed having her around. While Nick and Phyllis played video games, they lightheartedly taunted each other. Phyllis cheered when she announced that she had once again beaten Nick.
Ashley and Abby chatted at Gloworm. Ashley explained that Victor had confessed to Diane's murder in order to protect Nikki. After Abby spotted District Attorney Walsh at the bar, she approached him and demanded an apology for everything he'd put her family through during the murder investigation. Ashley told Spencer that he should remember that Nikki had been one of Diane's victims and not the other way around. Spencer announced that the Jenkins' murder case was far from being closed. Ashley and Abby shook their heads in disgust after Spencer left with his takeout order.
Back at the Newman ranch, Nikki and Victor cuddled in bed. Nikki seemed to feel safe in Victor's arms, but she admitted that she was worried she could lose him again. Victor explained that Michael and Avery were working together and would prove Nikki's innocence. Victor claimed he wanted to fetch Nikki a glass of water.
Downstairs, Victor heard the doorbell and answered it. Michael rushed in and told Victor that Adam never contacted Tucker. Victor said that Adam must have found out what was going on and not followed through, in order to save himself. Michael explained that the bids were opened and that Davis Holloway had placed the high bid on behalf of the F.M.N. Corporation. Victor, angry, noted that Davis Holloway was a lackey bidding for a shell corporation.
Genevieve retreated to the den at the Abbott estate when she received a call from Davis Holloway. Davis congratulated Genevieve and told her that her bid had been successful. Genevieve, stunned, cried, "Beauty of Nature is mine?"