Nikki visited Jack at the hospital. Nikki said she'd discovered that Victor had lied to her face about his involvement with Chelsea and Anita. Jack warned that Victor would always let her down. Nikki sighed, threw her hands in the air, and cried, "When am I ever going to figure this out?" Nikki said she couldn't understand why Victor persisted with his plan to destroy Victoria and Billy's marriage. Jack said Victor hated Billy because Billy and Jack were brothers.
Nikki told Jack that Victor had frustrated her when he refused to discuss his involvement with Chelsea and her mother over the phone. Jack was stunned when Nikki explained that Victor was in Paris, meeting with Genevieve. Jack noted that Victor was also obsessed with Beauty of Nature. Nick stopped by and said he'd offered to provide moral support for Jack during his physical therapy session. Jack said that his therapist, Megan, claimed she'd never seen a patient recover from an injury similar to Jack's. Nikki told Jack that she had faith that he would walk again. Jack said he wished he could jump out of his bed and kick Victor and Genevieve's butts.
During Jack's physical therapy session, he insisted on pulling himself up on the parallel bars. Megan, his therapist, warned that Jack's upper body couldn't yet support the dead weight of his lower body. Jack cried that Megan didn't know whether he could or not because she wouldn't let him try. Megan explained that the first task in rehabilitation was to teach Jack how to get himself in and out of his wheelchair correctly. Jack scowled.
Sarge, another therapist, began yelling at a woman attempting to feed herself with a spoon. The injured woman's arm was clad in a brace. Sarge loudly challenged the poor woman to lift the spoon. Sarge berated his patient and said he'd be unable to follow her around like she was a child for the rest of her life. The woman, humiliated, rushed out of the room in tears. Jack, horrified, yelled back at Sarge and asked if he thought making a woman cry was his best attempt at helping a patient. Sarge ignored Jack.
Jack, growing livid, asked Sarge why he'd made his patient look like a fool in front of strangers. Sarge insisted that his patient would return. Nick tried to defuse the situation and said, "Easy, Jack." Sarge approached Jack and explained that doctors had told the woman that she'd never move her hand again, but she could. Sarge moved closer to Jack and asked, "Do I come to your cushy office and tell you how to do your job?" Jack asked how Sarge knew he worked in a cushy office. Sarge replied, "You are the poster child for the one percent." Sarge assured Jack that he could help patients do anything if they pushed themselves every day during therapy sessions.
Jack stayed behind in the therapy room after Nick and Megan left. Sarge's patient later returned and repeatedly lifted the spoon from a bowl on a table to her lips. Jack watched in awe. After the woman left, Sarge said, "I told you she'd be back." Jack asked Sarge to take over his therapy sessions. Sarge claimed he was booked up. Jack informed Sarge that his family had built the wing that housed the therapy clinic. Sarge, grimacing, challenged Jack to show up the following day at noon. He added, "I'll prove to you that you do not have what it takes."
In Victor's hotel suite in Paris, Genevieve was impressed to find an elegant candlelit dinner awaiting her arrival. Victor dismissed the waiter and offered Genevieve some chilled champagne, which happened to be her favorite French vintage. Genevieve asked Victor if he usually conducted business in such a manner. Victor passed a glass of bubbly to Genevieve and noted that it was the way in which he conducted business with her. Genevieve intrigued Victor with her description of the Musée des Égouts de Paris, also known as the Paris Sewers Museum. Genevieve explained that the tourist attraction was located beneath the Quai d'Orsay and was a must-see for Victor Hugo's fans. Victor smiled and invited Genevieve to "give him the lowdown" about the sewer museum.
Victor impressed Genevieve when he bragged about having purchased a piece of the Cloth of Saint Gereon. Genevieve said she'd love to see the famous tapestry. Victor promised to hang the artwork in Genevieve's office if she'd sell Beauty of Nature back to him. Victor even agreed to give Genevieve autonomy. Genevieve asked Victor how his children might react to an outsider having so much input. Victor explained that he couldn't seem to get anything right according to his children. Genevieve said she and Victor shared similar situations.
Victor told Genevieve that his children considered him to be an enemy, but he claimed he always did what was best for them. Genevieve agreed that adult children believed that they knew everything. Victor added that as youngsters, his children were fun-loving, but as adults, they were "pains in the ass." Victor warned that he took matters into his own hands whenever someone attempted to take what belonged to him. Genevieve reminded Victor that he'd promised her autonomy. Victor laughed heartily and replied, "Touché." Victor explained that unlike his children, Genevieve didn't need protecting.
Genevieve clarified Victor's statement and said he'd have no reason to supersede her decisions. Victor agreed and claimed that he and Genevieve could enjoy a tranquil working relationship. Genevieve stiffened and cried that tranquility scared the hell out of her because it seemed deadly. Victor compared a corporate partnership to a multifaceted romantic relationship. Victor encouraged Genevieve to accept his offer. Genevieve reminded Victor that they'd agreed not to discuss business. Victor said he knew Genevieve never played by the rules.
Victor told Genevieve that he'd known all along that her relationship with Jack wouldn't last. Genevieve seemed hurt, but she told Victor that his comment couldn't rattle her. Victor laughed and agreed that it would take a great deal more to unnerve her. Genevieve, smiling broadly, facetiously replied, "And you're just the guy to do it, aren't you?" Victor offered Genevieve dessert, but she said she should leave. Victor noted that Genevieve hadn't responded to his proposal to work with him. Genevieve said that Victor never seemed to give up. Victor followed Genevieve to the doorway. She whispered, "You know where to find me." Victor replied, "You have a nice evening." After Victor closed the door, Genevieve caught her breath. Inside his room, Victor glanced at his watch.
At Billy and Victoria's, Chelsea yelled at her mom for having" blown their cover." Anita claimed that it didn't matter if anyone knew that Victor had led them to town because Chelsea was carrying Billy's baby. Chelsea cried that Billy and Victoria might throw them out. Anita claimed she knew just how to handle Billy and Victoria.
At Gloworm, Paul told Victoria and Billy that Anita, with a mile-long record, had been running scams her entire adult life and was considered a "small-time grifter." Victoria asked about Chelsea. Paul explained that Chelsea had been involved in numerous scams with her mother, but she didn't have a police record as extensive as Anita's. Paul warned Billy and Victoria not to take their eyes off the pair. Victoria suggested that Anita was beginning to annoy Chelsea. Victoria said she hoped Chelsea would allow her and Billy to adopt the baby. Paul advised Billy and Victoria not to believe anything the con artists said. Paul added that Billy and Victoria shouldn't believe that Chelsea or Anita would carry through with any of their promises.
As if on cue, Chelsea and Anita showed up together at Gloworm and stood beside the table where Paul, Victoria, and Billy were seated. Anita acknowledged that she and Chelsea were in Genoa City because Victor had led them there. Chelsea, disgusted, rushed away. Victoria left to check on Chelsea. Billy invited Anita to sit down and share the details of Victor's plans. Paul and Billy glared at Anita. Paul opened the file of information he'd gleaned from Anita's arrest records, dating back to 1978, and began revealing her numerous aliases. Anita looked shocked when Paul began reciting a list of Anita's crimes, including felony theft, wire fraud, and impersonating a police officer.
Billy explained that Paul, a longtime friend, was a private investigator he'd hired. Billy added that he and Victoria needed to know what they'd be dealing with. Paul said he had a feeling that Anita's criminal history was even more complicated, and he vowed to keep digging. Billy suggested that Anita's plan was to bilk money from Victor. Anita replied, "Victor doesn't think that you're good enough for his daughter, but I think you might just be perfect for mine."
Billy chuckled and informed Anita that she and Victor had made a bad deal because he would never become happily married to Chelsea. Anita said she had no loyalty to Victor and that Chelsea did whatever her mother asked. Anita added, "With the right incentive, I think Chelsea will make the kind of decision you and your wife are hoping she'll make." Billy ordered Anita to pack her stuff and leave. Anita said that if she left, Chelsea, along with Billy's son, would leave, too.
After Chelsea left Gloworm, she walked to the patio entrance at Crimson Lights. Victoria walked in behind Chelsea and asked her if Victor had led her and Anita to Genoa City. Chelsea explained that she'd acted on her own when she seduced Billy in Myanmar. She added that she'd met Victor when he went searching for Billy. Victoria rolled her eyes. Chelsea said that Victor had paid her to stay in touch with Billy, but she'd realized she'd hit the jackpot after she discovered she was pregnant. Victoria asked how much Victor had paid Chelsea. She replied, "Enough, obviously." Victoria asked Chelsea if Victor had offered to sweeten the pot if she broke up Billy's marriage.
Victoria told Chelsea that she knew the woman had been running scams since the age of ten. Victoria asked if Chelsea truly wanted a better life for her child. Chelsea said she truly did, but Anita considered Billy to be their golden ticket. Victoria seemed crushed when Chelsea explained that Victor had promised her a chance with Billy if she broke up his marriage.
Nikki chatted with Paul at Gloworm and said she was devastated to discover that Victor had led Chelsea and Anita to town. Paul told Nikki he was sorry that Victor had hurt her. Anita brushed by Paul menacingly. Paul reminded Nikki that she should expect deceit from Victor. After Nikki and Paul were seated, he promised to keep an eye on Anita and Chelsea. Nikki shook her head and wondered aloud if Victor had any idea what he'd unleashed. Victoria phoned Nikki and told her that Victor was involved with Chelsea and Anita. Nikki said she already knew what was going on.
Later at Billy and Victoria's, Chelsea berated her mother for spilling their secrets. Chelsea ordered her mother to leave at once. Anita said Chelsea would have to leave, too. Anita warned Chelsea not to trust Billy and Victoria because they just wanted the baby. Anita pleaded with Chelsea to stick with her mother.
Paul arrived and told Chelsea that he was a private investigator and a close friend with Billy and Victoria. Paul explained that his friends knew all about Chelsea's colorful past. Chelsea didn't respond, but Paul warned that if she hurt his friends, he'd ensure that she'd suffer his wrath. Addressing Chelsea and Anita, Paul warned that he see to it that both women would be put away for a very long time. Paul slammed the door when he left. Chelsea turned to her mother and yelled that she'd ruin everything if she kept provoking the Abbotts and their friends.
Nikki later met with Victoria at Crimson Lights. Victoria told Nikki that Victor had encouraged Chelsea to pursue a relationship with Billy. Victoria said she couldn't bear having Anita in her house much longer. Nikki advised Victoria to move out and steer clear of Chelsea and Anita. Billy arrived and overheard Nikki's suggestion.
Billy told Victoria that he agreed with Nikki. He added that Paul had confirmed that Chelsea and her mother were "bad news." Billy explained that it would be best for Victoria to move out until after the baby was born. Victoria entwined her arm with Billy's and insisted that she would stick by her husband. Nikki cautioned her daughter to be careful and not let her guard down around Chelsea and Anita. Billy laughed and said, "Those two are amateurs compared to Victor." Billy's words seemed to sting Nikki.
At Crimson Lights, Avery told Phyllis that their father was dying. Phyllis seemed unaffected by Avery's harsh news. Avery explained that their father was in hospice care, and she suggested that Phyllis visit him before it was too late. Phyllis asked if she should see their father just so he could claim that he loved her. Avery asked if Phyllis felt ambivalent because she'd blown the whistle on their father. Phyllis shrugged.
Avery told her sister that she knew it would mean the world to their father to see Phyllis' face again. Phyllis claimed that Avery was delusional. Avery pleaded with Phyllis to visit her father and make amends. Phyllis said she could not visit their father. Avery handed Phyllis a scrap of paper with the name and address of the hospice facility. Before Avery left, she cried, "You do whatever you want with that information."
Avery later phoned Daisy in prison. Avery said she hoped to get Daisy's prison sentence reduced, so she could be released sooner. Daisy asked if Avery could help her fight Phyllis for full custody of Lucy. Avery replied, "You will if I have anything to say about it."
Nick ran into Phyllis again on the patio at Crimson Lights. Nick could tell that Phyllis wasn't herself, and he asked what was wrong. Phyllis told Nick that her father was dying and that Avery was demanding that she travel home to visit him. Nick told Phyllis it would be her last chance to tell him "goodbye." Phyllis said she'd vowed not to ever go back, and she didn't want to see her father.
Nick recalled when his grandfather, Albert, died. Nick said that Nikki had needed to convince Victor to see his father just before he died. Nick remembered that there was an awful scene at the nursing home because his grandfather had been a difficult man. Phyllis locked her gaze on Nick as he recalled that Victor had cried when he visited his dying father. Nick encouraged Phyllis to visit her father to get closure. Phyllis replied, "I can't do it. I can't go back there." Nick embraced Phyllis and comforted her.