Chelsea stopped by Adam's suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Before she entered his room, she said she needed Adam's advice. Chelsea tripped on her way in, and Adam quickly caught her. Chelsea was shocked to discover that Adam had regained his sight. Chelsea was elated for Adam. She held up the morning newspaper and happily cried, "You can read a newspaper!"
Adam told Chelsea she was the first person to know that he'd regained his sight. Chelsea asked Adam how to deal with Nikki. Adam advised Chelsea to keep her distance. Chelsea told Adam that her mother had recently mentioned the father Chelsea had never met. Chelsea explained that her mother refused to disclose the man's name unless Chelsea complied with her mother's plan. Adam warned Chelsea not to build the man up in her mind because the reality might "kick [her] in the gut."
At Billy and Victoria's, Katherine stopped by to visit with Nikki, who'd agreed to stay with Chelsea. Katherine asked Nikki what had happened with Victor. Nikki claimed she'd decided to stay at Victoria's because she and Victor needed a break. Nikki said that Sharon and Genevieve had crashed the birthday lunch she'd arranged for Victor. Nikki added that Genevieve had given Victor a monogrammed briefcase for his birthday.
Katherine asked Nikki what she thought Genevieve was up to. Nikki said Victor's behavior constantly perplexed her. Katherine explained that Victor's marriage to Sharon had been arranged to protect Nikki during Diane's murder trial. Nikki cried that Victor had rushed to the police station to rescue Adam after he was taken in for questioning. Nikki added that Victor had refused to answer her questions about the matter. Katherine suggested that Nikki and Victor find a way to make their relationship work.
At Jack's, Ashley, Tucker, and Abby all agreed that Newman Enterprises wouldn't likely become an instant competitor against Beauty of Nature. Jack noted that Victoria, as CEO of Beauty of Nature, would find it difficult to face Nick in a battle of corporate war. Abby added that Nick would be working with Sharon, the woman Phyllis loathed. Tucker quipped, "That's a boatload of chaos for a new line to handle." Jack chuckled and said he wished Sharon and Nick the best as they dealt with their boatload of chaos.
Nick showed up at his office to work with Sharon. Nick explained that Victor had left behind a note stating that he'd had to leave the country, but his father hadn't mentioned the reason for his unexpected absence. Nick beamed that his father trusted him and Sharon to carry on without him. Sharon told Nick that they'd better get to work. Nick said he had one issue to handle beforehand, and he left.
At Restless Style's headquarters, Phyllis read a newspaper story about Nick and Sharon heading a new line of organic-based cosmetics for Newman Enterprises. Ricky arrived, and Phyllis asked why he'd shown up. Ricky said he had no intention of quitting, even though Phyllis had stolen his story and failed to give him credit. Phyllis warned Ricky not to antagonize her. Ricky noted Phyllis' foul mood. After she walked away, Ricky noticed a newspaper on Phyllis' desk. He picked it up and read the announcement that had shattered Phyllis' world.
Ricky stopped by Sharon's office and gave her a bouquet of flowers. Ricky told Sharon that he planned to write an article about her for the magazine. Sharon asked if Phyllis had sent him. Ricky insisted the story idea was his alone. He explained that the story would also offer free press for the new cosmetics line. Sharon rebuffed Ricky's offer and told him she was busy.
Nick met with Phyllis at Restless Style and told her that he'd been thrust into his role in order to convince Newman Enterprises' board of directors to approve the new cosmetics line. Phyllis said she'd already read about it in the newspaper. Phyllis cried that had Nick returned her call the previous evening, he would have known that she could no longer see Lucy because Daisy had filed a restraining order. Nick told Phyllis that he would support her. Nick admonished Phyllis for "flipping out" whenever she felt she was losing control. Angry, Phyllis replied, "I don't flip out. I care about things. Deal with it or not!" Phyllis told Nick to leave her office.
After Nick returned to his office, Sharon told him about Ricky's visit. Sharon asked Nick if he thought Phyllis had sent Ricky. Nick said he didn't know, but he said he'd just returned from a visit with Phyllis. He added that Phyllis was her own worst enemy. Nick said he couldn't change the minds of those who refused to believe that his association with Sharon was merely work-related. While Nick fielded emails about distribution, Sharon suggested they search for an organic chemist with new ideas. Sharon added that the company should consider developing a line of vitamins that would nurture skin systemically. Nick and Sharon considered names for the line.
Adam showed up at Restless Style. Phyllis discovered that Adam had regained his sight. Adam said he'd seen Nick and Sharon acting quite chummy with each other, which he claimed must account for Phyllis' unhappy disposition. Adam added that he'd also noticed his sinister appearance on the magazine's cover. Adam told Phyllis that she'd gone too far for all the wrong reasons. He added, "I've been there, sister."
Phyllis crossed her arms in front of her chest and gave Adam a disapproving look. Adam claimed he was trying to change his ways. Adam said he realized that the one thing Phyllis wanted to prevent had come to fruition since Sharon and Nick were working closely together. Phyllis told Adam to leave. Before he did, he told Phyllis he'd heard about Lucy. Adam said he was sorry and added that he knew how difficult it was to be separated from a loved one.
Nikki stopped by Jack's. Abby told Nikki she was helping Jack choose a special car fitted with hand-operated controls. Nikki agreed that Jack should choose a red car. After Abby left, Jack said he'd heard that Nikki was staying at Victoria's while she was in Los Angeles with Billy. Nikki replied, "It's always a mistake to stay away too long from the one you love."
Jack pressed Nikki to tell him what had happened with Victor. Nikki said she and Victor weren't getting along. Jack was elated to hear that Nikki and Victor had separated. Nikki quickly phoned Abby and asked a favor. Jack told Nikki he worried about her when she was with Victor. Jack added that Victor wasn't good enough for her.
Ricky approached Abby at Crimson Lights and teased her about being a pampered rich girl. Chelsea arrived, and Ricky taunted her for planning to walk away from her soon-to-be-born baby. Chelsea explained that she was doing the right thing by choosing a loving couple to raise her baby. Abby told Chelsea to ignore those who didn't understand. When Abby received a call from Nikki asking for a favor, Abby replied, "These things are doable." Abby kept a close watch on Chelsea.
Abby followed Chelsea to Billy and Victoria's house. Abby noted that Chelsea had earlier pretended not to know who she was. Chelsea shrugged off Abby's accusation. Chelsea was shocked to discover that Abby would be her new roommate.
From a bar in Tokyo, Jill phoned Cane and complained that she'd not been able to contact a Mitsukoshi shareholder. Cane promised to nudge Jabot into a position to sign a deal with the Tokyo firm.
In a private dining room at the same Tokyo bar, Victor arrived carrying the monogrammed briefcase Genevieve had given him as a gift for his birthday. Genevieve realized that Victor hadn't found the note she'd slipped into the bag's outside pocket, suggesting he meet her in Japan. Genevieve explained that she'd deciphered his cryptic message instructing her to fly to Japan to meet with a man bearing a Japanese name that when translated into English meant "new man."
Genevieve told Victor that she'd decided to meet him in Japan to determine what he was up to. Victor sat across from Genevieve and thanked her for convincing the board of directors to approve the new line. A geisha quietly stepped in, took Victor's order, and left. Jill was seated outside the dining room at the bar, having a drink, when the geisha relayed Victor's special order to a man behind the bar.
Genevieve and Victor enjoyed dinner. Jill overheard Victor laughing. Jill ventured into the hallway and listened. Jill hid just before Genevieve slipped out. Jill watched. When the geisha stepped out of Victor's private dining room, Jill whisked her away and said, "I want to ask you a favor. I promise to make it worth your while." Genevieve later returned to Victor and noted that he'd evidently meant what he'd said about refusing to give up his fight for Beauty of Nature. As Victor and Genevieve drank sake, Victor agreed that their business meeting was meant to be enjoyed.
Jill made an appearance near the private dining room, disguised as the geisha. She overheard Victor attempting to seduce Genevieve. Genevieve took a sip of wine served warmed to the same temperature as the human body. Afterward, she stroked Victor's face and agreed that the wine and Victor's body temperature were the same. Jill watched through the partially opened door. Genevieve snuggled beside Victor and continued stroking his face. Jill snapped a photo with her phone. Jill gazed at the suggestive photo of Victor and Genevieve and said, "Domo arigato, folks."
At her Jabot office, Ashley was concerned because she hadn't heard from Jill. Cane explained that Jill hadn't been able to contact any shareholder from Mitsukoshi. He added that no one seemed to know what Beauty of Nature was up to in Japan. Ashley cried that when Newman owned Beauty of Nature, it had kept a tight rein on Mitsukoshi. Tucker claimed that Jill had dollar signs in her eyes and would proceed accordingly. Ashley agreed that Jill wouldn't back down.
Katherine saw Cane at Crimson Lights. She congratulated him on his new job at Jabot. Cane said that Ashley and Tucker were supportive. Cane encouraged Katherine to give Tucker time to come around. Katherine seemed doubtful.
Back at Jabot, Ashley told Tucker that she enjoyed having him visit her office. Tucker said he preferred his office because it was also their private home. Ashley told her secretary not to interrupt. After Ashley locked her door, she began to disrobe for Tucker.