Victor jetted to Las Vegas and paid a visit to Genevieve in her hotel suite. Genevieve noted that Victor had already offered her his best wishes before she'd left Genoa City. She pondered whether he'd shown up to stop her wedding. Victor and Genevieve laughed heartily before Victor warned that levity in her life would come to a screeching halt if she married Jack Abbott. Victor claimed that Genevieve was giving up so much to receive so little from Jack in return. Genevieve explained that money hadn't been her top concern when she bought Beauty of Nature, nor would it be when she sold it.
Victor entreated Genevieve to join forces with him. Genevieve said she'd seriously considered Victor's job offer, but she later realized that Nick and Sharon had already been placed in charge of the new cosmetics company. Victor offered to put Genevieve in charge of both companies and have Nick and Sharon answer to her. Victor said that he and Genevieve would work together to run the combined companies. Before Victor left, he produced a deal memo from his pocket. Genevieve told Victor that he was too late because she planned to marry Jack.
In an elevator at the Las Vegas hotel, Nikki passionately kissed Jack. After the doors opened, a guard stepped in and announced that someone had pressed the emergency-stop button. Nikki apologized and explained that she was on her way to her room. The guard stepped out. After the doors closed, Nikki and Jack laughed.
Later, in her room, Nikki told Jack that there was more to love and marriage than what Genevieve could ever give him. Nikki warned that Jack would later regret his cynical, ruthless act. Jack claimed that Genevieve was playing the game right along with him. Nikki tried to reason with Jack and asked him if his father would have married a woman for the same reason Jack was marrying Genevieve. Before Jack left to meet with Genevieve, Nikki cried, "Jack, please don't marry her."
Victor and Nikki later ran into each other in the hotel hallway. Nikki told Victor that he'd evidently shown up to stop Genevieve from marrying Jack. Nikki added, "Maybe you could have her arrested or perhaps hire someone to seduce her -- all familiar tactics." Victor asked to speak with Nikki, so he could explain.
In his room, Victor admitted to Nikki that he had arranged the meeting between Billy and Chelsea. Victor pointed out that Billy could have refused Chelsea's advances. Victor also explained that he wasn't responsible for planting drugs on Billy. Nikki begged Victor not to choose anger and self-righteousness over his family. Victor said he'd forgiven his children for bilking billions of dollars from him.
Victor maintained that he carried out his tactics in order to protect his family. Victor asked Nikki if she loved him. Nikki replied, "Yes, I love you, but I can't tolerate this. It's more than I can stand, Victor." Victor said, "Get out of my room." Nikki left.
Jack met with Genevieve in her room. She told him that she didn't expect for him to immediately forgive her. Genevieve said, "I want a real marriage. It wasn't possible with Colin, but you're a good man." Jack seemed taken aback by Genevieve's sincerity.
Genevieve caressed Jack's hand and told him that she honestly believed they could be happy together. Jack said he was surprised to learn that she still had faith in their relationship. Jack admitted that he didn't feel the same way. Jack apologized to Genevieve. Hurt and angry, Genevieve shouted, "Get out!" After Jack left, Genevieve slumped into a chair and sobbed pitifully.
Jack knocked on Nikki's door. Nikki yelled, "Victor, I said I didn't want to talk," as she opened the door. Jack was surprised to learn that Victor had shown up to thwart Genevieve's plans to marry. Jack said that Victor could have saved himself the trouble. Jack credited Nikki with convincing him not to marry Genevieve. Jack sadly noted that he'd lost Beauty of Nature forever. Jack admitted to Nikki that he couldn't promise Genevieve the real marriage she desired. Nikki cried, "You broke things off with Genevieve because you had to be honest, and I broke things off with Victor because he couldn't be."
While Nikki and Jack dined in her room, both said that they felt a sense of relief. Jack thanked Nikki for bringing him to his senses with her unexpected kiss. They kissed again. Jack whispered, "Trust me." After Nikki and Jack made love, she told Jack that she'd never felt it was her place to ask him if he could still perform sexually. Jack insisted that Nikki's place was with him as long as she wanted to stay. Jack caressed Nikki.
Genevieve, wearing her gold wedding dress, showed up at Victor's door. She told Victor that she'd suddenly become free for the evening. Genevieve asked Victor if he'd like to share the bottle of champagne she'd taken along. Genevieve showed Victor the deal memo and asked if his offer still stood. After Genevieve and Victor signed the contract, they shared a passionate kiss.
Victor took Genevieve by the hand and pulled her toward the bed. Genevieve fell asleep after she and Victor made love. After Genevieve awoke, she saw Victor sitting on a sofa, staring at the signed contract. She said, "Victor, come back to bed." Victor said he would in a minute. Victor secretly recalled Nikki's last words to him. Nikki had said, "Yes, I love you, but I can't tolerate this. It's more than I can stand, Victor."
At the hospital, Chelsea was miffed after Victoria refused to believe that Adam had saved Chelsea from the icy lake and later helped deliver the baby before leaving to summon help. Victoria claimed that Adam was attempting to take credit because he'd heard that Chelsea couldn't remember what had happened. Chelsea admonished Victoria and told her she should thank Adam because he'd saved the baby's life. Victoria calmly responded, "I am thankful to whoever it was that helped you."
Chelsea became exasperated after Victoria walked away. Adam didn't seem the least bit surprised by Victoria's reaction, and he reminded Chelsea that he'd told her not to tell anyone about his role. Later, Chelsea told Adam that to her, he would always be the hero that saved her and her son's lives.
At Restless Style, Phyllis and Ricky discussed publishing a story about the mysterious person who'd rescued Chelsea from the icy lake and later assisted during the birth of her baby before disappearing. Ricky said that Billy might nix the story in order to keep his private life out of the public eye.
Billy arrived. Phyllis slyly suggested to Billy that the magazine should publish a story about a hero that had saved the life of Billy's baby. Billy replied, "We're not going publish a story about my son. It's absolutely out of the question." Phyllis persisted, so Billy suggested that the magazine print a cover emblazoned with photos of Daisy and Daniel. Phyllis backed off. Billy calmly explained that custody issues hadn't yet been settled, and Chelsea still retained the right to change her mind. Billy added that he certainly didn't want Phyllis to interfere before the adoption was finalized.
Later, Phyllis privately instructed Ricky to get Daisy to open up about her life and share information that might be helpful to Daniel at the custody hearing. Ricky promised not to let Phyllis down.
Victoria arrived. Phyllis and Ricky stood nearby when Victoria told Billy that Chelsea had remembered that Adam had pulled her out of the lake and later delivered the baby. Victoria added that Adam had asked Chelsea not to tell anyone about his involvement. Ricky, referring to the punishing magazine article published about Adam, said, "Not what you expect from Satan." Phyllis said that it would be a great story to publish. Billy and Victoria protested. Phyllis promised not to run the story.
Victoria later returned to the hospital with Billy. Victoria told Billy that Chelsea was likely telling the truth about Adam. Victoria said she should apologize to Adam. Billy sighed, but he phoned Adam. Victoria took the phone and told Adam he could see the baby if he stopped by the hospital. After Adam arrived, Victoria apologized. Adam took the baby in his arms and admired the squirming infant. Billy and Victoria said that they would always be grateful to Adam.
Dining at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Sharon and Nick celebrated their successful collaboration that would soon launch a new cosmetics empire for Newman Industries. Nick tried to phone his dad with the news, but Victor didn't answer. A reporter approached Nick about the unknown hero that had helped the mother of Nick's new family member. Nick would not comment.
Phyllis stopped by later and told Nick and Sharon that Adam was the hero that had saved Chelsea and her baby. Addressing Sharon, Phyllis said she was surprised that Adam hadn't already told her about his selfless act. Nick explained that Sharon believed Adam's outlook had been changed by events that had taken place at his mother's farm.
Adam arrived at the club. Phyllis asked Adam if he'd rescued Chelsea and had helped deliver the baby. Adam said he had. Sharon asked why he hadn't told anyone. Nick claimed that Adam had arranged for Chelsea to make the announcement for him. Adam, angry, left. Sharon said that though Adam had done horrible things, not everything he'd done was horrible. Phyllis told Sharon that she would always view Adam through eyes of love. Phyllis added that she and Nick would always view Adam through eyes of skepticism. Miffed, Sharon walked away.
Ricky later caught up with Phyllis and Nick at Crimson Lights. Ricky asked Phyllis if she'd cleared publication of Adam's story with Billy. Phyllis said she didn't plan to do so because she didn't intend to lose her job again. Nick, reading from his laptop, announced that another publication had posted a story about Adam rescuing Chelsea. Phyllis suddenly realized that Ricky had disappeared from view. Phyllis, aggravated, told Nick that Ricky had been the source of the publicized story.
Sharon visited Chelsea at the hospital and asked about Adam's role in her rescue. Chelsea asked if Sharon planned to test Chelsea's story in order to detect a lie. Sharon said she'd be thrilled if the story were true. Chelsea noted that everyone would have to accept the truth about Adam. Chelsea added that Adam knew that she would always defend him.