At Gloworm, Christine met with Genevieve. Christine stressed that she didn't have much time. Genevieve said she realized that Christine was about to appear at Cane's -- or as she called him, Ethan's -- deportation hearing. Christine explained that the Department of Justice wanted information about where Genevieve had obtained the funds she had used to purchase Beauty of Nature, not to punish Cane by deporting him to Australia.
Genevieve told Christine that she was prepared to testify only if the Department of Justice agreed to leave Ethan alone forevermore. Christine noted that Colin had obtained billions of dollars unlawfully and without regard to the loss of human life. Genevieve said she was very much aware of her ex-husband's criminal capabilities.
Christine initiated a voice-recorder application on her phone and instructed Genevieve to begin her testimony. Genevieve admitted that she'd drained all of her ex-husband accounts, and she promised to relinquish all of the records she had pertaining to the accounts Colin had amassed from illegal activities conducted in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Genevieve added that the business records from her company, named FMN -- for Forget Me Not -- would be included.
Christine assured Genevieve that Cane would not be deported. Christine said she'd also recommend that Genevieve not serve time in jail, but she warned that every cent of Colin's money would be confiscated. Genevieve scoffed, "That's pretty much everything." Genevieve said she was convinced that she'd done the right thing.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Lily and Cane discussed the possibility of moving away from Genoa City if the Department of Justice deported Cane for refusing to testify against his mother. Lily told her husband that their family could live anywhere. As Lily and Cane were heading to the hearing, Genevieve phoned and summoned her son to meet her at Gloworm because the deportation hearing had been canceled.
Cane and Lily were relieved to discover that Genevieve had cooperated with the Department of Justice and turned over her financial records. Genevieve told Cane that she'd confessed in order to help her son. Lily noted that Charlie and Mattie would be able to grow up in their hometown, surrounded by family members.
Christine informed Genevieve that all of her assets had been frozen. Christine added, "But you did get what you wanted out of this." Christine promised to contact the chief negotiator assigned to Genevieve's case and request no jail time.
After Christine left, Genevieve told Cane and Lily that she'd subsist with a clear conscience. Cane quipped that it wouldn't pay the bills. Genevieve explained that she couldn't take Cane away from the one thing she was never able to give him -- a real home and family. Genevieve warmly stated it was about time she acted like a mother.
Genevieve stepped away briefly. Lily told Cane that his mother truly loved him. Cane and Lily were overjoyed when Genevieve returned and announced that she would not serve time in jail. Genevieve noted that she'd had to surrender all of her bank accounts. After Lily stepped away, Cane hugged his mother and thanked her. Genevieve replied, "You're welcome."
At the Newman ranch, Avery warned Victor that Genevieve would strengthen Jack's case if she confessed everything to the Department of Justice because her purchase of Beauty of Nature would be nullified. Victor pored over the minutes recorded at the board meeting during which the sale of Beauty of Nature had taken place. Victor noted a particular detail and informed Avery that Jack Abbott would not be getting his hands on Beauty of Nature.
Victor phoned one of Newman Enterprises' board members, Davis Holloway, and instructed the man to meet him at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Victor told Avery that Holloway's position at FMN created a conflict of interest when the man voted to sell Beauty of Nature. Avery said she doubted that Holloway was aware that Genevieve had planned to enter a bid. Victor said he was certain the man knew everything and should have abstained from voting.
Avery warned Victor that an attempt to nullify the sale would hinge on what Holloway would admit to knowing prior to the vote. Victor said he would convince Holloway that admitting he knew would be in the man's best interest. "Jack Abbott won't know what hit him," Victor announced triumphantly.
At the Abbott estate, Nikki rushed over after Jack summoned her. Nikki was relieved to discover that Jack's medical tests proved he was regaining feeling in his legs. Nikki kissed Jack and said she hoped to share everything with him. Jack and Nikki professed their love for each other. Nikki suggested they dine at the Genoa City Athletic Club to celebrate Jack's good news.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Avery and Victor overheard Nikki telling Jack that they should order a bottle of cider to celebrate Jack's good news. Victor approached and said, "Wouldn't want to spoil your celebration, but it might be premature." Victor explained that Genevieve had confided to him about her intentions to admit that she'd stolen millions of dollars from her ex-husband. Jack said he'd have two reasons to celebrate because Genevieve would surely lose ownership of Beauty of Nature. Victor replied, "Good luck to you."
Nikki and Jack later celebrated, and Jack noted that Nikki couldn't seem to forget about Victor. Jack promised not to rub his triumph in Victor's face if Nikki promised not to worry about how the loss would crush Victor. Nikki admitted that neither of them would likely stick to such a deal. Nikki suggested that they focus on Jack's improving health and put the rest out of their minds. Jack promised to try.
Davis Holloway arrived, and Victor asked him why he'd voted to approve the sale of Beauty of Nature. Holloway reminded Victor that Victor had known from the start about Holloway's association with FMN. Holloway insisted that he'd cast his vote just as each of the other board members had, and he insisted he'd had no prior knowledge of Mrs. Atkinson's interest in acquiring Beauty of Nature.
Victor reminded Holloway that he'd initially disproved of Newman Enterprises' plan to create a new cosmetics company until Genevieve Atkinson had sought Victor's help with Mitsukoshi. Victor added that Genevieve had asked Holloway to "drop" his opposition in order to secure Victor's assistance. Victor warned, "Now, I can bring you both down, or you help me go after her." Avery explained that she would prepare a brief for Holloway to sign. Avery added that she would deliver the signed brief to Judge Shaughnessy. Victor instructed Avery to let him know when she'd filed the brief.
Nikki stepped away to powder her nose. Jack approached Davis Holloway and Avery after Victor stepped away to take a call. Jack spoke to Holloway, whom Jack said he knew worked for FMN and served on the board of Newman Enterprises. Holloway explained that Victor believed there might have been a conflict of interest when Holloway voted to sell Beauty of Nature. Jack replied, "He wants to nullify the vote?" Jack explained that Judge Shaughnessy had already ruled that the sale was valid. Holloway noted that Avery planned to file a brief with the judge. Jack maintained that Avery's "hail Mary" efforts would fall short.
On the phone, Victor made someone an offer to purchase a company Victor said was losing money. Sharon phoned after Victor ended his previous call, but he declined to answer. Nikki approached and thanked Victor for the lovely lunch held in Cassie's honor. Victor claimed that Cassie would have been stunned to see Nikki with Jack Abbott. Nikki asked what Cassie might have thought of Victor being with her mother. Victor said, "Jack Abbott is a loser. He always was a loser and always will be a loser." Nikki replied, "Not this time."
Nikki later rejoined Jack at their table and assured him that he would beat Victor and get Beauty of Nature. At a nearby table, Avery informed Victor that the brief had been filed, but she added that there were no guarantees it would work. Victor replied, "I guarantee you that Jack Abbott ain't going to beat me. It ain't going to happen."
At Crimson Lights, Ricky approached Daisy and demanded the copy of the key to Phyllis' penthouse. Ricky threatened to put Daisy back in prison. Ricky warned that he'd tell Daniel that Daisy had arranged the disappearance of Lucy while the child was in Daniel's care, which, Ricky noted, had resulted in Daniel losing his custody case.
Phyllis and Nick arrived at the coffeehouse. Phyllis demanded to know why Daisy was talking to Ricky. Ricky claimed he had asked Daisy about his rent payment on the apartment he'd sublet from her. Daisy snapped at Phyllis and told her mother-in-law that it wasn't any of her business. After Ricky stepped out to the patio, Phyllis asked Daisy why she'd rented her apartment to Ricky. Daisy said, "He covers my rent." Ricky stopped Daisy before she exited through the patio and insisted she meet him at the penthouse with the key.
Nick and Phyllis relaxed at Gloworm after their unfortunate encounter with Daisy and Ricky at the coffeehouse. Phyllis told Nick she wondered what Daisy and Ricky were planning. Phyllis admitted that she felt threatened and frightened by her enemies' alliance. Phyllis admitted that it had been difficult to face Christine and Danny after they both arrived in town at the same time. Nick suggested that Phyllis might be able to relax by playing video games at her place. Phyllis replied, "Yeah! I can just annihilate the bad guys!"
Later, Daisy delivered the key to Ricky outside Phyllis' penthouse and turned to walk away. Ricky ordered Daisy to act as his lookout while he searched Phyllis' apartment. Ricky grabbed Daisy and said, "We help each other out. Otherwise, one of us might end up getting hurt." Daisy urged Ricky to hurry.
Ricky rifled through a box of file folders and told Daisy he was searching for skeletons in Phyllis' closet. Daisy asked how Ricky knew such information existed. Ricky replied, "Because her shrink said it did." Daisy suggested that the psychologist might be lying, and she again ordered Ricky to hurry before Phyllis returned. Ricky extracted a file folder labeled 1994 and announced that he'd found something. Daisy peeked out the door and warned that the elevator was ascending. Ricky forced Daisy to stall Phyllis and Nick in the hallway.
Phyllis was surprised to see Daisy, who claimed she was waiting to talk. Inside Phyllis' penthouse, Daisy told Phyllis that they had to get along for Lucy's sake. Phyllis became distressed, so Nick escorted Daisy to the door and told her to call before stopping by in the future. After Daisy left, Phyllis cried, "I hate her. She is the biggest liar I have ever met." Inside a nearby closet, Ricky enabled the voice recorder on his phone.
Ricky held his phone close to the louvers in the closet door and recorded Phyllis ranting about Daisy. Phyllis claimed that Daisy was using Lucy as a prop to trap Daniel into a marriage. Phyllis told Nick that she'd rather be friends with a pit bull because Daisy had ruined her life, Daniel's life, and Lucy's life. Phyllis became angered and added, "I swear that if I could, I would kill her!"
Nick reminded Phyllis that they'd gone home to relax, and he offered to give her a massage while she bathed. Phyllis went upstairs with Nick. Ricky quietly exited the closet and eased out the front door, carrying the papers he'd stolen from Phyllis.
In the hallway, Daisy confront Ricky and warned that if he ever put her into a precarious position again, he wouldn't have time to spread lies about her having kidnapped Lucy. Ricky asked Daisy if she planned to lock him inside a cage. Daisy said, "You don't know what I'm capable of." Ricky replied, "Two-way street, lady."
Ricky, clutching his phone, informed Daisy that he'd gathered something against Phyllis that he planned to use when the time was right." Daisy glared at Ricky, but she had no idea what he meant.