In Victor's office, Sharon kissed Victor on the lips. Victor ended the kiss, stepped back, and sighed. Sharon pressed her hand to her chest as if to catch her breath. Victor stepped close to Sharon, held her head with his hands, and kissed her on the lips. A knock at the door interrupted the couple. Victor promised to make the intruder leave. When Victor opened the door, Nikki slid through the partially opened door. Neither Nikki nor Sharon seemed to notice that each was wearing a similar-style red dress.
Nikki mentioned Nick's plan to marry Phyllis. Victor quickly noted that Sharon had already broken the news about Nick and Phyllis' engagement. Nikki turned to Sharon and said, "Sharon, I am so sorry. I am sure this has come as quite a blow." Sharon claimed that Nick's engagement didn't affect her life.
Nikki informed Victor that the marriage would take place regardless of anyone's opinion of the union. Nikki turned to Sharon and suggested she move on, since Nick had committed himself to Phyllis. Nikki also advised Victor that Nick would do as he pleased no matter what Victor said to his son. Victor glared at Nikki.
Before Nikki left Victor office, she said, "Well, I will let you two get back to your business." Sharon rolled her eyes. Victor scowled. After Nikki left, Victor sighed. He asked Sharon if they should forget about what had happened before Nikki arrived. Sharon replied, "I kissed you, and I don't regret it." Victor said he was glad Sharon didn't resent having kissed him, but he suggested that perhaps they should forget it and just move on.
Victor recalled that he and Sharon had both benefited from their brief, platonic marriage when he was in jail. Sharon recalled that Nick, Victoria, and Nikki had protested the marriage even though the union had been arranged to serve a particular purpose. Sharon said she realized that critics would rip her apart no matter what she did, so she had decided to do exactly what she wanted. Sharon said, "I kissed you; I didn't propose marriage. This is none of anyone's business."
Victor told Sharon that he didn't want her to get hurt. Sharon explained that she no longer wanted to be with someone who wanted to be her rescuer or someone who claimed to be the only person who truly knew her. Victor's eyes lit up when Sharon said, "I like being with you, and I don't want to waste time worrying about what they think." Victor sighed and replied, "What do we do now?" Sharon suggested that they have a drink together and talk about how to proceed.
Jack, relaxing at home, received a phone call from Nikki who was letting him know that she planned to stop by to talk. Just after the call ended, Ashley arrived. Jack was surprised to see Ashley, but she explained that her business meeting in New York had ended early. After Ashley's phone rang, she glanced at the screen before tossing the phone onto the coffee table. Jack picked up the ringing phone and saw Tucker's photo and number displayed on the screen. Jack asked Ashley if she seemed glum because she was dodging Tucker. Ashley changed the subject and asked about Kyle.
Jack informed Ashley that Kyle was living with and working for Victor. Jack cried that he was paying the price for his inconsistent devotion to Kyle throughout the boy's childhood. Ashley cited Jack's relationship with Nikki for Kyle's resentment of his father. Jack once again pressed Ashley to tell him why she and Tucker were having problems. Ashley explained that unbeknownst to her, Tucker had known Genevieve for many years. Jack couldn't believe that Genevieve had never said a word to him about her prior association with Tucker. Ashley said that Tucker also had never admitted that Emily was his therapist, and he had continued with his pursuit of Beauty of Nature even after Ashley said she'd begged him not to.
Ashley, frustrated, admitted to Jack that she wasn't up to facing Tucker. Ashley said she planned to spend the night at the pool house and talk to Tucker the following day, in hopes that she wouldn't say something regrettable. Jack told Ashley that he'd been involved in both sides of relationships harmed by lies of omission. Jack added that he hoped Tucker would learn his lesson soon.
Jack told Ashley that Nikki was on her way over. Jack added that he and Nikki had agreed to be friends only. Ashley, concerned, reminded Jack that Kyle regarded Nikki as the person who'd taken his mother away. Ashley told Jack that it would take time to mend his relationship with Kyle and that an association with Nikki would hot help the situation. Ashley abruptly left when Nikki arrived.
Jack mentioned to Nikki that Tucker was a constant source of surprises -- the latest regarding Genevieve. Nikki asked Jack how he was doing. Jack explained that loved ones had forced him to reflect on his life and consider either changing for the better or facing the consequences. Jack cried that it wasn't "pretty either way." Jack expressed concern that he'd toyed with Nikki's emotions just as Victor had. Nikki reminded Jack that she had been part of every decision they'd made regarding their relationship, including their trip to Las Vegas.
Jack, torn about his on-again, off-again romance with Nikki, cried, "We should do whatever we want to do -- the world be damned." Nikki reminded Jack that his only concern should be Kyle. Jack explained that he'd have to become a real father to Kyle or risk losing his son forever. Nikki said that despite the reasons she was involved, Kyle still saw her as the person who'd taken his mother away. Tears welled in Nikki's eyes. She cried, "We can't see each other anymore." After Jack kissed Nikki, she left.
At Jimmy's Bar, Eden walked up to Kyle and said, "Shouldn't you be drinking beer at the Newman ranch?" Kyle chuckled and quipped, "You just want to see my ascot." Kyle joined Eden at a table, and she asked about his decision to work for Victor. Kyle refused to discuss Victor or Jack. Kyle ordered drinks for himself and Eden after she told him she wasn't romantically involved with anyone else.
Kyle chose a song on the jukebox that Eden disliked, and she lightheartedly berated him. After teasing each other about "being cool," Kyle rose from his seat and planted a kiss on Eden's lips. He said afterward, "That wasn't cool. That was hot!" Kyle offered to sneak Eden into a back door at the Newman ranch. Eden seemed flattered that Kyle would take a risk to be with her.
Later, in Kyle's bedroom at the Newman ranch, Kyle pulled Eden onto his bed. Eden worried that either the dog or the maid would alert others to their presence in the home. Kyle calmly said, "We're just here hanging out." Kyle kissed Eden, and the couple groped each other. Kyle paused, asked Eden if she wished to proceed, and explained that he had protection. Eden said she had protection, too. Eden locked the door before she returned to Kyle's bed to make love with him.
At Crimson Lights, Neil ran into Harmony. He told her he'd stopped for a dose of caffeine after working late. Neil asked Harmony to sit down and join him. Harmony said, "Why would I do that, and why would you ask me?" Neil, whispering, replied, "Because I don't want you to go."
Harmony warned Neil that spending time together was a bad idea. She added, "If you want to kill a plant, you stop watering it. This is just more water." Neil suggested that their relationship just might return to normal if they sat down and had a chat. Harmony stepped out to take a call.
Sofia arrived at the coffeehouse with Moses. Sofia explained to Neil that Moses was being a night owl because he missed his father. Neil took Moses in his arms. Sofia speculated that Moses preferred to have his father home instead of being out and about. Harmony initially paused near the patio entrance to the main room when she returned and spotted Neil with Moses and Sofia. Harmony approached the family and said that Sofia likely fell in love with her adorable son several times daily. Sofia implied double meaning to her response when she replied, "What can I say? I am a sucker, and when I fall, I fall hard."
Harmony explained that she'd been summoned by a friend in need of support. Before Harmony left, she told the Winterses that they were lucky to be a close-knit family. Sofia seemed hurt when Neil focused his eyes on Harmony as she walked away. Later, Sofia noticed that Neil seemed distracted. Sofia told Neil that she'd noticed the look in his eyes when Harmony walked away. Fighting back tears, Sofia asked Neil if he had feelings for Harmony, and she begged him to be honest with his response. Neil paused before admitting that he did. Sofia sobbed softly.
Tucker sought solace at Gloworm's bar after Ashley didn't answer his phone calls. Tucker ordered the bartender to "keep the drinks coming" after he checked his phone and discovered that he had no missed calls from his wife. Harmony stopped by the club after helping her friend. Tucker, inebriated, approached Harmony. Tucker told Harmony that Ashley was in New York and had been ignoring his calls.
Slurring his words, Tucker told Harmony that he'd made changes in his life to be the person others expected him to be, but it didn't seem to matter because the universe didn't care. Tucker admitted to Harmony that he missed his wife. Harmony suggested that Tucker had had enough to drink. Harmony explained that she'd just helped a recovering addict on the verge of using a crack pipe. Tucker commended Harmony's noble efforts. Harmony insisted on driving Tucker home. Harmony supported an unsteady Tucker as they walked out of Gloworm. She said, "Like old times, huh?"
After Harmony helped Tucker into his condo, he checked his phone and cried that Ashley still hadn't phoned him or even sent him a text message stating that he "should get lost." Harmony replied, "She's in New York. She's probably asleep, Mick." Harmony advised Tucker to sober up before phoning Ashley. Tucker insisted that he loved Ashley, but he admitted he wasn't comfortable with having to disclose details of his past or report every single move he made.
Harmony told Tucker that a spouse expected honesty. Tucker cried that honesty didn't assure a lasting relationship. Harmony served Tucker some water and assured him that his outlook would improve the following day. Tucker noted Harmony's sad expression and said, "Oh, Candy Cane, I don't like to see you so sad."
Tucker embraced Harmony and began kissing her. She tried to break away and said, "Come on, Mick, you're drunk." Tucker groped Harmony, and she stopped resisting his advances. Tucker made love to Harmony in his and Ashley's bed. Ashley returned home unexpectedly. Harmony gasped when she saw Ashley. Tucker, shocked, said, "Oh, God!" Ashley glared at the couple in her bed.
Nick quickly rushed Phyllis to the hospital after she told him she was spotting. Nick assured Phyllis that everything would be all right. Phyllis said, "We'll get through it. We have to be realistic because maybe I was never pregnant at all." Phyllis apologized for dragging Nick into her emotional crisis. Nick tried to calm Phyllis and said that she was claiming her pregnancy was over because she was scared. Nick begged Phyllis to trust him, and he assured her that everything would be fine. Tears welled in Phyllis' eyes.
Phyllis, convinced that she was no longer pregnant, warned Nick that they'd have to face the news the doctor would soon deliver. Nick said that no matter what, they would be all right. When the doctor entered the room, Phyllis asked, "Am I losing the baby?" The doctor reminded Phyllis that spotting during the first trimester wasn't uncommon. The doctor reported that Phyllis' tests results indicated that her pregnancy was progressing normally. Nick smiled. Phyllis seemed somewhat relieved.
The doctor announced that he'd ordered an ultrasound, so Phyllis could hear the baby's heartbeat and be assured that she was indeed pregnant. Phyllis and Nick beamed with joy when the doctor explained that the fetus was currently the size of a blueberry. After the doctor left, Nick joyfully announced, "It's a blueberry!" Phyllis, elated, added, "It's a healthy blueberry!" The couple kissed.