At the McCalls' residence, Ashley asked Tucker why he hadn't told her about firing Sofia. Tucker claimed that he'd meant to share the news when he'd visited Ashley at her office, but he said he'd become distracted by discussions about Jack's surgery and the future of Beauty of Nature. Tucker paused before requesting an update about the previous subjects of discussion. Ashley snapped, "Which one, my brother's surgery or Beauty of Nature?"
Ashley told Tucker that he'd become obsessed with Beauty of Nature. Ashley warned Tucker that the thought of him being associated with Beauty of Nature was worrisome because Genevieve was involved. Ashley explained, "Genevieve betrayed my brother, and you saw what she did to him. Who knows what she would do to someone she has no connection to?" Tucker said he could take care of himself. Ashley became frustrated when she sensed that Tucker had no intention of heeding her warning.
At the Abbott mansion, Jack and Nikki discussed Jack's plans to marry Genevieve. Unbeknownst to Jack and Nikki, Genevieve quietly listened just outside the room. Genevieve looked stunned after she heard Jack tell Nikki that he was entering into a mutually beneficial deal with Genevieve by agreeing to marry her. Nikki panicked. Jack added, "It's not what you think, and it's certainly not what Genevieve thinks, either." Nikki promised not to share the information with anyone after Jack swore her to secrecy.
Jack explained that Beauty of Nature would belong to him if he and Genevieve married because she'd promised to sell it to him after their wedding. Jack added that he'd file divorce papers after the transfer of ownership. Genevieve's jaw dropped when she heard Jack unveil his plan to Nikki. Nikki asked if Jack was seeking revenge. Jack noted that he'd have to "give a damn" about Genevieve to want revenge. He added, "This is business." Genevieve turned and left quietly after she heard Jack's callous remarks.
Nikki warned Jack not to carry out his plan. Jack quoted Genevieve's words and stated, "We have the chance to correct some terrible mistakes." Jack added, "I say the sooner the better." Nikki reminded Jack that at one time, his feelings for Genevieve had been real, and she knew it. Nikki added that Genevieve was dangling Beauty of Nature in front of Jack, hoping that he'd get sucked in.
Nikki became overwrought with concern and pleaded with Jack to let go of Genevieve and Beauty of Nature. Jack assured Nikki that he and Genevieve didn't share the same history as did Nikki and Victor, nor did Jack and Genevieve have children to bind them together. Jack told Nikki she shouldn't worry about him or Genevieve.
Nikki told Jack that she hated Genevieve because she was cruel and unpredictable. Nikki cried, "That makes me very nervous." Jack explained that he had to play it cool with Genevieve, so she wouldn't suspect his plot. Nikki reminded Jack that Genevieve had pushed her ex-husband off a balcony and seemed disappointed that he'd survived, so she might not be willing to leave quietly after Jack filed for divorce. Jack quipped that he'd avoid rooftops.
Frustrated, Nikki cried that Jack was treating the situation as if it were a comedy. Nikki warned, "Once Genevieve loses you and Beauty of Nature, she'll have nothing more to lose. I don't want to think about what might happen to you then."
After Nikki left, Ashley arrived and attempted to discuss business, but Jack was distracted. Jack told Ashley that Genevieve should have already arrived, and he tried to phone her. Jack checked his watch and told Ashley that Genevieve wasn't answering her phone. Jack's maid, Mrs. Martinez, entered the room and offered to prepare drinks for Jack, Ashley, and Mrs. Atkinson. Mrs. Martinez added that she'd seen Mrs. Atkinson arrive and enter through the back door about an hour earlier and assumed she was in the powder room. Exasperated, Jack sighed heavily.
At Gloworm, Tucker met with Genevieve after she summoned him. Genevieve struggled to contain her emotions when Tucker asked what had spurred her to meet with him after previously stating that she needed more time. Genevieve regained her composure and told Tucker that she'd been pondering the "wonders of the wine coolers." Tucker sighed and said, "Not your drink of choice anymore. I won't be plying you with those again." Genevieve said she was flattered that Tucker had remembered her past fondness for the drink. Tucker explained that a broken heart made one remember details about a lost love.
Genevieve remarked that she and Tucker had been one another's childhood crush, and she applauded Tucker's current success. Tucker said that Genevieve didn't stay with him long enough to celebrate his rising accomplishments. Genevieve recalled that Tucker had envisioned his future success. Tucker remembered that Genevieve's dream had been to travel. Genevieve said that she'd sought excitement in Australia, met Colin, and gotten more than she'd bargained for. Genevieve noted that Ashley didn't seem to know about Tucker and Genevieve's past romance. Tucker said he would enlighten Ashley when the time was right.
Genevieve told Tucker that he had been wise to keep their past a secret, so no one would think Tucker had gained an unfair advantage. Tucker assured Genevieve that McCall, Unlimited, had the resources to purchase the company for the sum Genevieve had written down on a card. Genevieve said she might want a position at Beauty of Nature after the sale. Tucker replied, "We'd love to have you. We could do great things together, Genevieve."
Genevieve told Tucker that he was currently the front-runner. Genevieve asked for more time before accepting Tucker's offer, so she could make a decision that would be in her own best interest. Genevieve added that a recent revelation made her realize she needed to make a choice to benefit herself.
Billy returned home from California. Victoria wasn't home, but Abby was there, and she told her uncle that Chelsea was missing. Abby admitted that Chelsea might have thought she was being insulted after Victoria ordered Chelsea to stay away from Adam. Billy checked his phone and discovered a log of missed calls from Victoria. Billy learned that Victoria had approached Victor for help. Billy asked Abby to accompany him to the docks at Lake Concord because he knew that Chelsea sometimes sought solace there.
At Victor's office, Victoria begged her father to use his resources to find Chelsea. Victor said he could not. Victoria told her father that she knew he still loved her and that he shouldn't punish her for pursuing ownership of Beauty of Nature. Victor said that it was best if Chelsea, pregnant with Billy Abbott's child, never returned. Victoria told her dad that she and Billy would raise Chelsea's soon-to-be-born son. Victor seemed uncomfortable when Victoria claimed that his only concern was that his daughter had married a man he despised. Victoria looked stunned when Victor added that Billy didn't deserve her.
After Victoria told her father that Billy was away on business in California, Victor became enraged and said that Billy's magazine ridiculed the Newman family. Victor yelled, "He's a cocky, impertinent bastard who's brought you nothing but heartache." Victoria told her father that she loved Billy and that the baby would soon become a part of their growing family. Victoria said she was responsible for keeping Chelsea and the baby safe until the infant was born.
Victor relented and phoned Anita, who was at the Chicago airport. Victoria placed the call on speakerphone and told Anita that Chelsea was missing. Anita became angry. Victoria asked Anita to relay a message if Chelsea called her. After the phone call with Anita ended, Victoria told her dad that she'd involve the police. Victoria was about to leave when Victor offered to help.
Later, Victoria hovered over her father's desk as he relayed information gathered by a pilot flying a helicopter over Lake Concord. Victor reported that Chelsea's car had been spotted along with two people walking near it. After Victoria learned that the pilot had spotted lights at a cabin beyond the ice, she instructed Victor to summon the helicopter to the roof of Newman Enterprises to pick her up. Victoria told Victor she was very worried about Chelsea being out in the cold. Before Victoria headed up to the landing pad, she warmly embraced her father. Victor, worried, told Victoria to be careful.
Abby and Billy drove to Lake Concord. Abby checked the screen of her cell phone and complained that she had no service in the rural area. Billy yelled, "Chelsea!" Abby heard a helicopter fly overhead and remarked that it was too bad it wasn't someone on a search-and-rescue mission for Chelsea. Abby and Billy followed footprints in the snow. Billy, frustrated that he was unable to contact Victoria, continued ahead across the ice, but Abby, worried about thin ice, yelled for him to stop.
After Adam rescued Chelsea from an icy pond, she screamed out in pain and told him that her baby was coming. Adam broke into a nearby cabin and helped a shivering Chelsea inside. Adam wrapped Chelsea in blankets and quilts and attempted to step outside to access cell-tower reception. Chelsea yelled out in pain and begged Adam not to leave. When the birthing process began, Adam instructed Chelsea to bear down and push. Chelsea sobbed and said she couldn't push because it hurt.
Adam covered Chelsea's legs with a sheet. He held Chelsea's knees apart and implored her to push. Chelsea took a deep breath and struggled to maintain concentration as she bore down. Adam eased the infant out and announced that the baby had been born. Chelsea panicked when she didn't hear the infant cry. Adam massaged the baby's chest, and the infant cooed softly. Adam proudly proclaimed that the infant had ten fingers and ten toes. Chelsea, disoriented and sounding weak, reminded Adam to fetch hot chocolate, so they could warm themselves by the fire.
Adam busied himself cutting the baby's umbilical cord. Adam placed the child in Chelsea's arms for a moment before taking the baby away and cradling the boy in his arms. Chelsea, babbling, asked, "What are you doing with my baby? What are you doing?" Adam said the baby looked healthy, and he cradled the baby to keep him warm. Somewhat delirious, Chelsea asked Adam to phone room service. Adam placed the baby into Chelsea's arms, so he could venture out and locate a cell-reception area. Adam instructed Chelsea to stay awake and keep the baby warm.
After Adam left, Victoria arrived. Chelsea, groggy, asked Victoria if she'd also phoned room service. Victoria, confused, assured Chelsea that she'd be all right. Victoria took the baby and rocked him gently. Victoria assured the fussy baby that she'd find a way to "fix everything." Billy arrived.
Victoria handed the baby to Billy, so she could check on Chelsea. Billy asked how Chelsea had gotten to the cabin and delivered the baby on her own. Victoria replied, "Someone must have helped her." Adam peered through a window and saw Billy and Victoria inside the cabin, so he didn't enter.
Victoria told Billy that Chelsea had a fever and needed help. Chelsea, unable to think clearly, promised Victoria that the baby would be born healthy. Victoria told Billy that they should put Chelsea and the baby on Victor's helicopter and fly them to the hospital. When Abby arrived and called out to Billy, Adam hid. Abby entered the cabin and told Victoria and Billy that when she'd phoned for help, she learned that an unknown person had already summoned an ambulance for a mother and her baby. Billy said, "Someone was here, left, and called an ambulance?" Victoria said, "Whoever it was saved our baby's life."
From his office, Victor phoned the pilot and learned that Victoria had arrived at the cabin. Victor ordered the pilot to ensure Victoria's safety. After the call ended, Victor said aloud, "Billy Abbott, you son of a bitch, this is all your doing." Nikki arrived and was surprised to find Victor in his office so late in the day. Explaining that she'd discovered he wasn't at home, Nikki asked if Victor was handling urgent business. Victor remained mum about Victoria and said he was just working on a project. Nikki seemed to sense that something was amiss.
Anita burst through Victor's office door and asked, "Where is she?" Nikki's curiosity was piqued when Anita mentioned that Victor had phoned her about Chelsea. Anita, angry, told Victor that it wasn't like Chelsea to run away unless she'd been pushed to the edge. Nikki cried, "Chelsea's missing?" Nikki addressed Victor and admonished him for not sharing the information. Nikki realized that Victoria had to be overcome with worry, so she left to find her daughter.