On the patio at Crimson Lights, Sofia was surprised when Neil admitted he wasn't sure about accepting Katherine's offer because he wished to explore other opportunities. Sofia suggested that Neil could work for Tucker again. Neil said, "I don't know about that. You and I have been getting along so well. You really want to go back to that office and start butting heads?" Sofia, lovingly stroking Neil's hand, said she didn't want to risk it. Lily phoned and summoned her father and Sofia to meet her at the park.
At Devon's music studio, Harmony snapped her fingers and grinned broadly as she listened to a song Devon had just finished. Harmony told Devon it would be a chart-topper. Devon admitted he was nervous about his upcoming ear surgery. Harmony assured her son that Tucker had checked out the doctor and determined that the specialist was top-notch.
Devon humbly apologized to his mother for protesting when she initially suggested he consider the surgery. Tears welled in Harmony's eyes when Devon said he was grateful she had persisted and instilled faith that he could hear again. Lily phoned and asked Devon to meet her at the park. Devon told Lily that Harmony would accompany him.
At Gloworm, Jill told Tucker that she was concerned about Jack. Jill scoffed that no one had heeded her warnings about Genevieve. Tucker said that Genevieve wasn't to blame for Patty's actions. Jill maintained that Genevieve had exploited Patty to carry out Genevieve's orders during the time Colin was held captive in the wine cellar. Tucker raised his eyebrows when Jill proclaimed that Genevieve should be in the hospital instead of Jack. Cane phoned Jill and told her to meet him at the park. Tucker accompanied Jill to the park, so he could visit with Devon.
At the Chancellor estate, Katherine was stunned when Nikki announced that she would likely be prosecuted for Diane's murder. Katherine insisted that Victor would never allow Nikki to be imprisoned. Nikki admitted that she was not blind to Victor's flaws, which she said he too often flaunted. Nikki maintained that she adored Victor and claimed she'd criticized him only because she felt overwhelmed. Katherine told Nikki the devastating news about Jack.
At the hospital, Billy visited with Jack. Billy commiserated with his brother when Jack mentioned that results of an MRI indicated damage to his spinal cord. Billy offered to step in for Jack at Jabot, and he assured Jack that Phyllis could handle Restless Style. Jack replied, "No need to step away from what you love."
Billy asked about Jack's spiritual encounter with their deceased father. Jack recalled that John had said, "It's not your time because you have lots to accomplish." Jack dejectedly noted that moving even one toe in his current condition would be a major accomplishment. Billy assured Jack that he would continue to do great things. Billy advised Jack not to discount advice from their father. Billy explained that he would have never foreseen saving Delia's life or regaining Victoria's trust had their father not expressed faith in him. Billy assured his brother that Jack had make their father proud.
After Billy left, Nikki stopped by and told Jack she was surprised to find him alone. Jack explained that he'd sent everyone home. Jack asked Nikki to distract him by sharing what was going on in her life. Nikki told Jack that the district attorney would likely prosecute her for Diane's death. Jack explained that the district attorney was desperate because he'd failed to make convictions stick on his major cases. Nikki began sobbing. Jack assured her that no jury would convict her because they'd understand that she'd acted in self-defense.
Nikki shook her head in disgust and cried that she couldn't face prison. Jack, depressed, said he faced imprisonment within his own body. Nikki told Jack that he was an incredibly brave man. Jack insisted that he felt terrified. Nikki praised Jack for putting up a brave front to spare his family. Nikki took Jack's hand and made him vow to always share the unvarnished truth with her.
At the police station, Chloe stopped by to visit Ronan. Chloe was surprised to learn that Ronan was leaving town. Ronan explained that his assignment had been completed. Chloe said she'd hoped to spend some time catching up, and she recalled how she'd leaned on Ronan when Delia was hospitalized. Chloe urged Ronan to make amends with his mother after he admitted Nina didn't know he was leaving town. Chloe, fighting back her emotions, made Ronan promise to take care of himself, and she warmly embraced him before leaving.
Paul greeted Nina at the coffeehouse. Paul, saddened about what had happened to Jack, cried that Patty would be locked up for the rest of her life. Paul added that he and Ronan had been trying to convince Spencer to drop the murder charges against Nikki. Nina recalled that Spencer had also refused to believe Ronan when he insisted that Victor had falsely confessed. Chloe phoned Nina and told her that Ronan was leaving town. Nina asked Paul if Ronan had mentioned leaving town. Paul said he had not. Nina cried, "What am I supposed to do? Just let him disappear out of my life again?"
Nina stopped by the police station to visit Ronan. Nina explained that Chloe had mentioned Ronan's plan to leave town on assignment. Nina added that she didn't intend to pressure Ronan, but she told him that she would welcome him back if he ever regretted having walked away. Ronan remained silent, so Nina left. Ronan seemed affected by Nina's visit.
After visiting Ronan, Nina returned to the coffeehouse and sought advice from Paul. Nina told Paul that Ronan seemed to be afraid of her. Paul explained that Ronan had grown up with distrustful people that had kept to themselves because they'd bought a baby on the black market. Nina voiced hope that Ronan's feelings toward her might change.
Back at the police station, Ronan challenged Spencer's judgment. Ronan warned that prosecuting Nikki for defending herself would cause him to lose the vote of every woman in Genoa City. Spencer was obstinate and asked why Ronan cared about Nikki Newman. Ronan explained that it was unfair to punish Nikki for something that wasn't her fault.
At Billy and Victoria's, Chelsea admitted that she'd listened to Victoria's voicemail. Victoria was stunned when Chelsea said that the message, from Ronan, stated that charges of obstructing justice had been dropped. Chelsea added, "Sounded like kind of a big deal." Seated on the Abbotts' living room sofa, Chelsea dipped pretzel sticks into a jar of peanut butter.
Victoria admonished Chelsea for listening to a private message. Chelsea claimed that she was already uncomfortable knowing that Victor had been imprisoned for murder. Victoria quickly explained that her father's conviction had been overturned. Chelsea quipped, "Because your mother did it, right? There's no way I am letting these people near Billy's baby!"
Victoria stood defiant before Chelsea, who stroked her rotund belly in a protective manner. Victoria, dejected, said, "I am going for a walk." Chelsea continued to berate Victoria and asked why she had lost custody of her young son. Victoria insisted that her parenting skills were not to blame, but Chelsea pointed out that babies weren't taken from good mothers. Billy arrived just as Victoria angrily yelled, "You need to back off, right now!" Chelsea feigned tears and claimed she was just trying to take care of her baby.
After Chelsea left the room, Billy strongly advised Victoria not to talk to their guest in such a manner. Victoria was livid and told Billy he didn't know what Chelsea had said before he walked in. Billy explained that Chelsea's calculated mischief was intended to drive them crazy. Billy added, "There's a baby on the way, and it is going to need us to protect it from her."
Victoria agreed to behave civilly around Chelsea. A second later, Chelsea returned, feigned an apology, and added, "I should be more sensitive because I am talking to a woman who cannot have more children, and her husband got me pregnant." Victoria raced out of the room. Billy calmly assured Chelsea that he'd check on Victoria and make sure she was all right.
After Billy went upstairs to check on Victoria, Chloe and Delia arrived. Chloe was shocked to see Chelsea. Chloe and Delia stepped inside, and Chloe asked if Billy knew that Chelsea was in his house. Chelsea caressed her belly and said, "I live here. I wasn't lying. This is Billy's baby." Chloe sent Delia upstairs to find a lost toy. Angry, Chloe said, "What the hell is wrong with you, blurting that out in front of Delia?" Chelsea rolled her eyes as she continued munching pretzel sticks.
Chloe acknowledged that Billy had married her after she became pregnant with Delia. Chloe added that Chelsea ought to change her plan if it involved snagging Billy because Victoria was everything to him. Chloe insisted that Billy would never do anything to jeopardize his marriage. After Chelsea stepped out, Billy, Victoria, and Delia returned downstairs.
Delia begged to stay at her father's for a while. Chloe, apprehensive about Chelsea, told her daughter that she couldn't stay because her father and stepmother had a houseguest. Billy and Victoria insisted that Delia would be fine. Chloe agreed and left. Billy and Victoria played with Delia, and the child laughed with delight. Outside, Chelsea peered through a window and watched the happy family. Chelsea, talking on her cell phone, said, "I don't think this is going to work. Turns out, the guy has principles. How was I supposed to know?"
At the snow-covered park, Lily accepted Cane's marriage proposal, and he produced a ring from his back pocket and slid it onto his fiancée's finger. Lily assured Cane that she had faith in him and loved him more every day. After the couple phoned family members and asked them to meet at the park, they built two snowmen and fashioned them into a bride and a groom.
After family members arrived, Cane and Lily announced their special news by unveiling their wedding -themed snowmen creations. Everyone offered congratulations to the betrothed couple. Lily thanked Devon for being supportive. Neil passed baby Maddie to her mother, and Lily embraced her child.
Harmony, eager to update her son, told Devon that his surgery would take place in Dallas. Tucker offered the use of his jet and suggested he might accompany Devon to offer support. Devon said he'd be uncomfortable with an entourage. Tucker tried to disguise his disappointment.
Jill quietly suggested to Katherine that Harmony had her own agenda because she had not mentioned Devon's surgery or asked Katherine to accompany her grandson to the hospital. Katherine glanced across the way and seemed hurt as she watched Devon interact with Harmony and Tucker.
Later, Tucker, cradling Moses, took a stroll with Sofia. Tucker asked Sofia how she and Neil were getting along. Sofia happily proclaimed that things were going well, so she'd decided to let their relationship progress naturally.
Katherine approached Neil and invited him to stop by and sign his contract. Neil explained that Chancellor Industries might not be the right place for him. Devon joined Neil and Katherine, and she asked Devon about the surgery to restore his hearing. Devon explained that Tucker had arranged the surgery for the second week of March. Katherine wished Devon luck before she turned and walked away. Devon invited Neil to accompany him to Dallas. Neil agreed when Devon suggested he also invite Harmony.
Cane told Jill that he hadn't summoned Genevieve because he only wished to share his good news with close relatives. Jill seemed touched that Cane had included her. Katherine praised Tucker for helping Devon and arranging the surgery. Tucker reached out and lovingly touched Katherine's arm. He replied, "Thanks, Mom." Katherine, overjoyed, smiled contentedly.
Harmony approached Neil, and Sofia and mentioned that she'd been invited to travel with them to Dallas. Harmony directed her attention to Neil and added, "I'm guessing you had something to do with that." Sofia recoiled. Neil winced and said that the decision had been Devon's. Neil quickly explained the situation to Sofia. Harmony, addressing Sofia, said, "I'm sorry. I just thought you knew." Sofia, a bit reserved, replied, "Sounds exciting."
Cane and Lily proudly announced that they would marry on Valentine's Day. Everyone cheered. Jill said, "That's the perfect day!" Lily and Cane shared a kiss.