Sharon stopped by Adam's suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club to deliver a birthday card. Just before Sharon knocked, Adam and Chelsea had been kissing. When Adam opened the door, he sheepishly wiped Chelsea's lip gloss off his mouth with the edge of his hand. Sharon's wide smile swiftly changed to a look of astonishment when she peered into the room and spied Chelsea.
Adam invited Sharon into his room. Sharon told Adam and Chelsea that she hadn't meant to interrupt. Adam claimed that Sharon's sudden arrival had merely surprised him. Chelsea awkwardly noted that birthdays were all about surprises. Sharon handed Adam his birthday card and said she didn't want him to think that no one had been thinking about him on his birthday. Sharon added, "I see that's not a problem, so..." Without finishing her sentence, Sharon backed up and exited through the door to escape the very uncomfortable situation.
Outside Adam's door, Sharon braced herself for a moment. She looked crushed as she turned to walk away. After Sharon left, Chelsea picked up her coat and explained that she wasn't in a partying mood. Adam asked if her decision had anything to do with Sharon's visit. Chelsea explained that she was trying to work through the difficult decision she had made to give up her baby. After Chelsea stepped out of Adam's room, she paused, supported herself on a hallway console table, and sighed deeply.
Alone in his room, Adam opened the birthday card Sharon had given him. Sharon had written that Adam deserved someone in his life. Adam held his cell phone and gazed at Sharon's contact information displayed on the screen. Just as Adam was about to place the call to Sharon, he heard a knock at his door. A room-service waiter had arrived bearing a pre-ordered birthday cake. Adam took the cake and sighed.
After Chelsea returned to her suite, she said to herself, "What was I thinking? Why would Adam be interested in me? Why would anyone?" After Chelsea showered and snuggled into a fluffy robe, she heard a knock at her door. It was Adam, and he'd taken along his birthday cake. Chelsea asked about Sharon. Adam said she'd only dropped off a card. Adam told Chelsea that all he wanted was for her to have a piece of cake with him. Chelsea laughed when Adam waltzed into her room.
New parents Victoria and Billy relished spending time with baby John and Reed at home. Billy cradled John and jokingly teased the infant after he spit up on his father's lapel. After Billy took his son upstairs, Victoria sat down to talk to Reed. Reed noted that he was no longer the only son at his mother's house or at his father's house. Victoria scooped her son up in her arms and hugged him tightly. Victoria assured Reed that they'd still do all their favorite activities together. After Billy returned, he asked if everything was all right. Victoria, cuddling Reed, said, "It's perfect."
At Newman Enterprises, Kyle stopped by and asked Victor if he could stay at the ranch. Victor asked the young man why he didn't want to live with Jack. Kyle explained that a lot of things had changed since he'd left town, and he didn't think it would be a good idea to move in with his dad. Kyle recalled that Victor had put a great deal of effort into their relationship when he and his mom arrived in Genoa City. Victor suggested that Kyle discuss his living arrangements with Jack, but Victor agreed to let Kyle move in with him. Victor asked Kyle to call him by his first name.
At the Abbott mansion, Abby stopped by just after Jack had left a message requesting a call back from Kyle. Abby said she should have mentioned to Jack that Kyle would be attending Johnny's christening. Abby insisted that Kyle didn't mean the angry words he'd spoken to his father. Jack said that he and his son would work through their issues together. Jack anticipated Kyle's arrival, and he noted that his son had nowhere else in town to stay. Abby received a text message from Kyle. She told Jack that Kyle had requested that she meet him. Abby gently added that Kyle planned to move in with Victor.
Abby joined Kyle at Gloworm. Abby apologized for not forewarning Kyle about Jack's relationship with Nikki. Abby told Kyle that his resentment of Nikki affected his relationship with his father. Abby noted that Kyle was seeking revenge against Jack by choosing to live with Victor. Abby condemned Kyle's decision to move in with Victor without first consulting Jack.
Kyle cited Jack's decision to become involved with Nikki and his father's failure to disclose the relationship as his reasons not to live with Jack. Abby recalled Kyle's tirade at John's christening and said that Kyle had made his feelings about Jack known to everyone present. Abby warned that Kyle would deeply hurt Jack by moving in with Victor.
Later, Billy and Victoria relaxed on their sofa and shared a kiss after the children fell asleep. Billy went upstairs to see about the baby when the infant awoke and began crying. Victoria answered a knock at the door. It was Abby returning the cell phone Victoria had left behind at Gloworm. After Billy returned to the room, Abby told Billy and Victoria that Kyle had reached out to Victor. Abby sighed and noted that Victor was the last person on earth Jack would want Kyle associating with.
Jack went to Victor's office and demanded to know why Kyle had approached him. Victor said that any discussion about Kyle would also involve a discussion about Jack and his relationship with Nikki. Jack reminded Victor that Nikki had killed Diane in self-defense. Victor agreed and said he'd defend Nikki in that regard until his dying day. Victor added that Jack should have informed Kyle about his relationship with Nikki.
Jack accused Victor of trying to get back at him by using Kyle. Jack, livid, warned that he would not allow Victor to use Kyle as a pawn. Victor explained that Kyle was a grown man and could make his own decision about living at the ranch. Victor further angered Jack by insisting that he and Kyle both saw Jack as he truly was.
Kyle stopped by Jack's to pick up some of his belongings. Kyle claimed that his decision to move in with Victor had nothing to do with getting back at his dad. Jack told Kyle that he'd planned to tell the young man about his relationship with Nikki. Kyle noted how much easier it had been for Jack when his son lived far away. Jack told Kyle that he loved him. Kyle said that Jack's relationship with Nikki proved otherwise.
Jack explained that the situation would be made worse if Kyle moved in with Victor. Kyle replied, "For you, Dad; only for you." Jack begged Kyle to give him another chance. Kyle said, "You used up all your chances, Dad." Jack seemed devastated after Kyle walked away.
At Crimson Lights, Avery overheard Ricky talking on the phone to a publisher. Ricky was offering to sell his tell-all book about Phyllis. Ricky explained that he knew "the good, the bad, and the really juicy." After his call ended, Ricky further angered Avery when he told her he believed that baby Lucy deserved to be with Daisy. Avery said, "I know what you did to make that happen. You are not going to get away with it." Ricky smiled.
Ricky told Avery that he thought she was too smart to believe Phyllis' wacky accusation about his involvement in Lucy's disappearance. Avery replied that she was smart enough to spot a liar when she saw one. Ricky reminded Avery that when he'd first met her, she'd never uttered one good thing about "horrible, awful Phyllis Newman." Avery explained that she'd been mistaken. Ricky replied, "When? When you got Daisy out of jail, or when you helped restore her parental rights?" Ricky told Avery that she was the one who was responsible for the judge awarding Daisy custody of Lucy.
At Phyllis' penthouse, Nick looked over Phyllis' shoulder at the pregnancy test that had registered positive results. Phyllis asked Nick if he was happy about the news. Nick insisted he was, and he reminded Phyllis that she hadn't yet responded to his proposal of marriage. Phyllis, a bit distracted, hesitated before saying, "Yeah, I guess." Nick embraced Phyllis and kissed her. After Phyllis collected her thoughts, she said, "Yes, I will marry you."
Phyllis, her head swirling after a sudden change in circumstances, cried that a couple of moments before Nick's proposal, there had been no knowledge of a baby and no plans to marry. Nick suggested moving ahead quickly by contacting a justice of the peace immediately. Phyllis agreed. After Nick suggested contacting their children to share the news, Phyllis urged Nick to tell Sharon about of the engagement.
After Nick left, Avery stopped by to apologize to Phyllis. Avery told Phyllis that Phyllis had been right to compare her sister's hypocritical behavior to that of their late father. Avery insisted that she didn't want to be like George. Avery admitted that she'd brought Ricky to town. Avery expressed regret for aiding Daisy, which had led to her release from prison. Avery cried that she was also to blame for Lucy's predicament. Phyllis claimed it didn't matter to her anymore. Avery explained that she'd been wrong to blame Phyllis for their family's feud.
Phyllis became emotional when she told Avery that she missed Lucy, but Phyllis insisted that she didn't hate Avery. Avery said she sensed that something seemed different about Phyllis. Avery reminded Phyllis about how they'd interacted with each other when they were kids. Avery recalled that they would sometimes share their hopes and dreams, so their uncertain futures seemed less scary. Avery said, "I know we can't go back, but I'm hoping we can go forward." Phyllis replied, "I'm so sorry, Avery." Avery forced a smile and said, "Okay. Me, too." After Avery left, Phyllis sobbed softly.
Sharon met with Nick at Crimson Lights. Nick told Sharon that he'd proposed to Phyllis and that she'd accepted. Sharon, somewhat stunned, said, "You and Phyllis are getting married again?" Nick explained that he and Phyllis had just become engaged. Sharon lowered the tone of her voice and asked Nick if he was marrying Phyllis because she'd lost Lucy. Nick said he was marrying Phyllis because it was "right."
Sharon followed up her inquiry by reminding Nick that he'd once married Phyllis because she'd become pregnant with Summer. Nick said, "I told you that I'm marrying Phyllis because it affects Noah and Faith. I'm not looking for advice or your opinion, and I definitely don't want to fight about it." Sharon cleared her throat and told Nick that she was happy for him as long as he was marrying for the right reason. Nick insisted that he loved Phyllis. Sharon congratulated Nick, and he asked her not to share the information until after he had a chance to tell Noah.
After Nick left, Sharon seemed shocked. Sharon looked depressed as she watched couples walking together. Avery arrived and saw Sharon poring over stacks of papers spread out on a table. Avery noted that six months prior, no one would have believed that Sharon would be involved in the creation of a cosmetics line.
Sharon thanked Avery for getting her released from prison. Sharon said she was thankful to have a career to keep herself busy. Avery replied, "Well, work can fill up the emptiness in a person's life." Sharon replied, "Not all of it." Avery agreed. After Avery left, Victor stopped by. He picked up a file folder Sharon had dropped on the floor and returned it to her.
When Nick returned to Phyllis' penthouse, he reported that Sharon seemed fine with the news of his and Phyllis' plans to marry. Nick said he hadn't mentioned Phyllis' pregnancy. Phyllis and Nick both agreed that they would only share the news about the baby with their children. Nick gave Phyllis an engagement ring. After Nick slipped the ring onto Phyllis' finger, he told her that they were ready to share the news with their children. Nick and Phyllis kissed.