At Gloworm, Victoria wanted to order a "bikini martini," and Billy became enamored with the idea of her in a bikini. She offered to get a drink for him, but he teased that she was trying to get him drunk, so she could beat him at the arcade later. Victoria bristled when Victor and Sharon entered, and she openly voiced her displeasure to see them together. Victor stated that there was no need to be uncomfortable, because it was unavoidable that they'd run into one another.
Victoria scoffed at the idea that Victor expected his children to remain silent when they were clearly uncomfortable. Billy steered Victoria toward their table, and he offered to go someplace else, but Victoria refused to be chased out. She requested that Billy order drinks at the bar. Meanwhile, Victor apologized to Sharon, but she said that she was accustomed to it.
Billy approached Victor at the bar, and Victor inquired whether Victoria had calmed down. Billy defended that it was strange for her to see Victor and Sharon together. Victor admonished Victoria for humiliating Sharon rather than discussing the situation privately with him. Billy sarcastically commented that Victor was completely against seeing anyone humiliated, and Victor expressed that nothing would change his negative opinion of Billy.
Sharon asked Victoria to call a truce for Victor's sake, but Victoria accused Sharon of pretending to be nurturing and supportive. Sharon pointed out that Sharon and Victor's bond had existed for decades, and Victoria acknowledged that Sharon had been Victor's pet for a long time, but she believed that Sharon's motivations had nothing to do with concern for Victor. Sharon argued that Victor knew best, and Victoria conceded that Victor liked pretty women and having his ego stroked. Victoria barked that Sharon wouldn't keep his attention, because Sharon had nothing more to offer, but Victoria was sure that there would be lovely parting gifts.
Sharon found it ironic that Victoria was furious that Victor didn't trust her judgment, yet Victoria was passing judgment on him. Victoria said there was no comparison, because she and Billy were building a life, but Sharon contended that there was no guarantee that Billy wouldn't lie to or cheat on Victoria again. Sharon revealed that she knew Billy better than Victoria thought, because she and Billy had slept together the night before Chloe's wedding, at which Sharon had been the matron of honor. Sharon glibly wished Victoria luck building a life with someone who would do something like that.
Victor suggested that he and Sharon go to the ranch, and she volunteered to make dinner for him. Victor and Sharon left, and Billy commented that it had been too much for Victor to breathe the same air as him. Victoria confronted Billy about having sex with Sharon. Billy quipped that there had to be a statute of limitations on things that had happened long before he had ever contemplated marrying Victoria, and he reminded her that his marriage to Chloe had been doomed from the start.
Victoria understood that Billy had been with other women, and she was appalled that he'd slept with Sharon, but she promised that she wouldn't hold that dalliance over his head. He admitted that he had been a jerk who had been angry with Chloe for trapping him, but he wasn't that person anymore. He offered to call off their plans for the arcade, but she affectionately stated that she had even more reason to beat him. He left to pay the bill.
At the ranch, Sharon complained that she'd reached her limit of disapproval, and Victor condemned Victoria and Billy's inexcusable behavior. She asked what he wanted for dinner, because she considered it a gift she could give him, after everything he'd given her. He insisted that they shouldn't keep tabs on what they gave to one another, but he realized that Victoria's words had affected her. Sharon declared that there should be reciprocity, and she left for the kitchen.
Victoria called Victor and tattled that Sharon had slept with Billy on the night before Sharon had served as matron of honor at Billy's wedding to Chloe. Victor was stunned, and when Sharon returned, he quickly hung up. He made a vague excuse to leave, and she said dinner could wait, but he declined. She suggested another time, but he tersely instructed her to show herself out.
Phyllis stopped by to see Michael, because she wanted to devise a plan for Daniel to get custody of Lucy once Daniel ended his marriage to Daisy. Michael regretted that he couldn't help, because he had accepted a new position as district attorney. She jokingly pondered what had happened to the unethical scoundrel she'd known and loved. He suggested that she hire Avery, and Phyllis pointed out that Avery worked for Victor, but Michael insisted that Avery would make time. Michael remarked that it had been odd to see Phyllis chatting with Christine and Danny. Phyllis assured Michael that they no longer affected her.
At Crimson Lights, Avery asked Paul if he'd met with the friend of Ricky's ex-girlfriend, and Paul forlornly said that he never would. He showed her an online article about the fatal car accident, and he admitted that he was trying to convince himself that it had just been a coincidence. She realized that he suspected that Ricky might be responsible, and Paul noted that Hunt hadn't indicated any signs of intoxication when they'd spoken shortly before the accident. Avery wanted to warn Phyllis that Ricky could be a murderer, but Paul contended that it was speculation and that Phyllis was better off not knowing, because she'd take matters into her own hands. Avery worried that Phyllis was already in the line of fire.
Avery dropped off scones to Phyllis, and Phyllis wondered if Michael had asked her to stop by. Phyllis explained that Michael couldn't help with Daniel's case, because he had accepted the D.A. position, and Avery was glad he had taken the job. Phyllis said she needed legal assistance with Daisy, and Avery offered to help. Avery added that Phyllis should stay away from Ricky. Phyllis realized that Avery had been talking to Paul about Ricky, and she wondered if Avery had reason to think that Ricky was dangerous. Avery wanted to err on the side of caution, and Phyllis proclaimed that she wanted no contact with Ricky.
Avery asked if Phyllis had seen Danny, and she regretted that she'd missed her sister being married to a rock star. Phyllis confessed that she had been a little crazy when she had been with Danny, and she had some regrets. Avery pressed for details, and Phyllis flashed back to spying Danny and Christine in a kiss and cursing Christine for getting in the way. Phyllis said she'd rather not talk about it, because it had been a very dark time in her life, and she'd rather let it stay buried.
At the Athletic Club, Christine was surprised that Danny was leaving town already, but he explained that he had booked a show in Los Angeles. She commented that they had been lucky to cross paths at all, and he was determined that they should not wait so long before seeing one another again. She asked if he had to leave right away, and he said that he still had some time. She remarked that she wasn't ready to say goodbye.
Christine and Danny talked about his tour over drinks. She asked if he ever got tired of traveling, and he pointedly stated that he only did when he was someplace he didn't want to leave. After an awkward pause, she referred to him spending more time with Daniel and Lucy. He worried that Phyllis was right about Daisy, but he was glad that at least Phyllis had acknowledged the similarities between herself and Daisy.
Christine stated that it was too bad Phyllis hadn't possessed such self-awareness in the past, and Danny agreed that things could have been very different. Christine thought she and Danny should talk about what had happened between them, and he admitted that his feelings had flooded back even stronger than before. She was glad that they'd never lose their connection, but he added that they shouldn't have been apart in the first place. Danny asked Christine to join him on his tour.
Danny speculated that Christine had weeks of unused vacation time, but she pointed out that he was talking about more than taking time off. He professed that he'd always wanted to be with her. She lamented that they'd missed their chance, but he argued that they were both single, consenting adults. She sputtered that they led totally different lives, and he suggested that they be creative, but she questioned whether one or both of them could reinvent themselves.
Danny accepted that his idea wasn't realistic, but he would have shown Christine the time of her life if she'd taken the chance. She didn't doubt it, but she pushed him to catch his plane. He wished her luck with her case, and they tentatively hugged goodbye. They slowly pulled apart, and then they gave in to a tender kiss. She became emotional, and he quickly exited. Wiping away tears, she walked toward the bar, and Michael asked if she was okay. She cried that she could use a friend.
Michael noted that if they were in a movie, his job as best buddy would be to tell Christine to drop everything and rush to the airport. She added that if it were a movie, she would miss the flight, but Danny would never get on board, because they were meant to be. She sadly believed that the credits had rolled for her and Danny long before, and Michael called it a shame. Christine insisted that she loved her life and the fact that her work mattered. Michael said that some people had that and someone at home, too, and she hoped those people realized that they were blessed. She toasted to leaving the past in the past.
Christine apologized for wallowing, and Michael understood that Phyllis had put her through a lot, even though he only knew part of the story. Christine couldn't place all the blame on Phyllis, because Christine had fallen in love with Paul, even though she'd postponed their wedding numerous times. Michael mentioned Christine and Paul's first wedding, which had been pushed back after an accident. Christine clarified that she wouldn't call it an accident, and she flashed back to Paul trying to knock her out of the way of an oncoming car. Michael recalled that they had never found out who the driver had been.
At his apartment, Ricky rifled through Tim's file on Phyllis, and he learned that the court had mandated marital counseling for Phyllis and Danny. Ricky read that Danny had openly acknowledged his resentment toward Phyllis, and that Danny had never loved her and had only married her for their child's sake. In flashbacks, Phyllis had told Tim that Danny had never tried to honestly make the marriage work, so she didn't believe that the situation was hopeless. Tim had wanted to see them individually, starting with Phyllis. During Phyllis' private session, Tim had confronted Phyllis about Danny's allegations that she had drugged him to have sex with him. Ricky realized that Daisy drove Phyllis crazy because the women were very much alike.
Ricky discovered that Phyllis had been fixated on Christine and Danny, and Phyllis had viewed Christine as a rival and a threat, even after Christine had moved on with Paul. Tim had tried to change Phyllis' distorted perception of Christine, but Phyllis had considered Paul "dangerously naïve." Ricky concurred with her opinion of Paul. In a series of flashbacks, Phyllis had warned Paul to make sure Christine didn't become confused, because Phyllis had loved Danny too much to give him up. Later, Phyllis had learned that Christine had called off the wedding and had assumed it was because of Danny, and she had vowed not to lose her husband. Ricky wondered how Phyllis had managed to keep Danny and Christine apart.
Ricky read that Phyllis had insisted that her marriage would survive, and she had been convinced that Danny had loved her. Tim had documented that she had been delusional, yet he had found her childlike faith appealing. Ricky began to snicker when he found out that Phyllis had thanked Tim with a kiss, and Tim had recommended another therapist, but she had seduced him into a torrid affair. There was a knock at Ricky's door, and he answered it to Paul.
Ricky wondered why Paul was there, because it wasn't a special occasion. Paul claimed that he had heard that Ricky had moved in and wanted to check on him, but Ricky was skeptical after their prior encounters. Paul explained that it was in his nature to be sure that Ricky was safe, but Ricky opined that some things were beyond anyone's control. Ricky added that it was nice to know Paul still cared, and he opened the door to indicate that Paul should leave. Paul reluctantly departed.
Ricky learned that Phyllis had been devastated when Danny had been awarded custody of Daniel, and she had felt alone after she had been stripped of her delusions and her child. Ricky realized that given the chance, Phyllis would do the same thing to Daisy. Tim called Ricky and revealed that he knew Ricky had taken the notes from Phyllis' file. Ricky feigned surprise, but Tim said that he wasn't angry. Tim disclosed that some things had never made it into the file, and he suggested that Ricky look into what Phyllis had been doing around Christmas in 1994.
Later, Ricky sipped a beer and mused to himself that he'd known someone like Phyllis would have some dirty secrets. He vowed that they wouldn't be secret for much longer.