Paul summoned the bomb squad and rushed to Heather's apartment to examine the ominous housewarming gift Ricky said he'd left for his sister. Heather asked Paul why he thought that Ricky had planted a bomb in her apartment. Paul explained that Ricky had mentioned the explosive device that someone had planted inside Heather's car some time ago. Paul said that Ricky had also claimed that some people might still hold a grudge. Paul added that Ricky had indicated that his gift to Heather "would blow her away."
Heather labeled Ricky a weird jerk and agreed that her brother was a liar, but she told Paul that he was building a case against Ricky without merit. Heather explained that Paul had yet to tie Ricky to the murders of his ex-girlfriend or to that woman's friend. Heather added that though Paul had been convinced that Ricky had planted a bomb in her apartment, he hadn't. Heather told her father that she was grateful for his concern and protectiveness, but she assured Paul that she wasn't in danger. Paul embraced his daughter, and she insisted that her father should focus his attention elsewhere. As Heather embraced Paul, her facial expression belied her claim that Ricky wasn't a threat.
After Phyllis admitted to Avery that she'd paid her former therapist, Dr. Tim Reid, to leave town, Avery demanded to know what Phyllis feared Ricky might learn from Dr. Reid about Phyllis' past. Phyllis assured Avery that it was merely personal, confidential information regarding her past. Avery warned that the doctor might return expecting more money to keep quiet. Phyllis confidently replied, "No. He's never coming back." Avery responded, "It's none of my business. I should know better than to doubt you." Phyllis smiled calmly when Avery reminded her sister that she would support her.
Nick found his father in the stable with Sharon's new horse. Victor told his son that his mother and his ex-wife were both cooling their heels in jail after a tussle. Nick told his dad that he had his own problems. Victor consoled Nick after he explained that Phyllis had lost the baby. Nick's jaw quivered as he struggled to stifle tears. Victor tenderly placed his palm aside Nick's cheek and told his son that he was truly sorry.
Nick announced to Victor that he and Phyllis had gotten married. Victor seemed sympathetic when Nick admitted that he didn't know what to say to Phyllis to comfort her. Victor placed his hand on his son's shoulder and said, "Don't blame yourself." Nick explained that he blamed Daisy Carter, and he told Victor about Daisy abandoning Phyllis after she called out for help. Nick explained that Michael couldn't file charges against Daisy, so Victor suggested filing a civil suit with Avery's assistance. Victor promised not to tell Nikki about Phyllis' miscarriage.
At Daniel's loft apartment, Daisy paced nervously while she waited for Daniel to return with Lucy. Ricky phoned just as Daniel burst in the door. Daisy hid the screen of her phone from Daniel's view just before she rejected the call. Daniel angrily stuffed Lucy's diaper bag while Daisy explained that Kevin had watched the surveillance footage filmed outside Phyllis' apartment and had agreed with Daisy that there was no proof she'd heard Phyllis cry out for help.
Daniel announced that he and Lucy planned to stay at Phyllis' penthouse, and he told Daisy that there was nothing she could do about it. Daniel berated Daisy for hurting his family. Daisy reminded Daniel that she was his family. Daniel angrily replied, "No, you're just some woman I had to marry in order to get close to my daughter."
While Daniel was out installing Lucy's car seat, Ricky phoned Daisy and ordered her to help him search through a stack of files he'd stolen from Dr. Reid and from Phyllis. Ricky claimed he was "searching for the final nail in Phyllis' coffin." Daisy said she understood that she couldn't refuse because Ricky would tell Daniel that she had used an underhanded trick in order to win custody of Lucy. After the call from Ricky ended, Daisy held Lucy and said, "That was a nasty man on the phone. Mommy has to work with him, or she'll lose you and Daddy." Daisy promised her daughter that Mommy would "flip the script on Ricky soon."
Daisy, cooing at Lucy, said she hoped her baby didn't realize that Daddy was angry with Mommy. As Daisy bounced Lucy in her arms, she explained that Daddy wouldn't be angry if Mommy could convince him that she was a good person. Daniel returned and took Lucy from Daisy's arms. The baby smiled when Daniel handed her a plush toy and said, "We're going to visit grandma."
Incensed about sharing a jail cell with Sharon, Nikki yelled out to no one in particular, "How long does it take to get arraigned?" Sharon claimed that Nikki should already know the answer to her question from her frequent arrest record. Nikki reminded Sharon that she'd spent a fair amount of time in prison. Sharon noted that she'd been falsely imprisoned, and she harassed Nikki about being in a drunken stupor when she'd murdered Diane. Nikki brought up Skye's demise after having fallen into the mouth of a fiery volcano. Sharon insisted that she'd tried to save Skye's life. Nikki maintained that she'd fought against Diane to save her own life. Sharon sarcastically replied, "Oh, so you say."
Nikki soberly suggested that she and Sharon stop trading barbs and drop the charges they'd each filed against the other, so they could be released. Sharon agreed and challenged Nikki to drop her charges first. Nikki and Sharon argued over Victor. Sharon pointed out that Nikki was hanging on to Victor even though she planned to marry Jack. Nikki accused Sharon of using Victor.
Victor arrived. Sharon and Nikki each thought Victor would set them free. Victor said, "I am not going to do a damn thing for either of you." Victor told Sharon that Nikki would always be part of his life. Victor added that Nikki would have to accept the fact that Sharon would also be a part of his life. Nikki and Sharon promised to work out their differences outside of jail. Victor advised them to work things out for themselves.
After Victor left, Sharon admitted to Nikki that she understood her connection to Victor because, Sharon added, she had a similar connection to Nick. Sharon said that she and Victor made each other happy in the same way that Nick and Phyllis made each other happy. Nikki maintained that she didn't approve of Sharon and Victor being together.
Sharon said that she resented Nikki's constant disapproval. Sharon recalled that the only time Nikki had ever shown her compassion was when Cassie died. Sharon added, "Don't you think it's time you cut me a break?" Nikki admitted that she'd been hard on Sharon because she recognized herself in the younger woman. Nikki suggested that in some roundabout way, she was attempting to mentor Sharon and toughen her to become a Newman.
Sharon seemed touched by Nikki's heartfelt honesty. Nikki snapped, "Look, I'll drop the charges, okay?" After Nikki summoned the guard, she told Sharon that they wouldn't become best friends, nor would she ever approve of Sharon's romantic relationship with Victor. Sharon smiled and said, "Got it."
While dining together at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Michael told Lauren that Phyllis had lost her baby. Lauren was devastated for her friend's loss. Michael offered to drop Lauren off at Phyllis' penthouse, so she could console her friend.
At Crimson Lights, Avery and Heather discussed how Daisy had abandoned Phyllis. Heather offered to enlist Michael's help if Avery discovered a state statute Daisy might have violated. Avery smiled when Heather noted that they had become friendly foes. Avery told Heather that dealing with Ricky was difficult for Paul. Michael arrived and joined Heather and Avery.
From the doorway of the coffeehouse's patio, Daisy overheard Michael mention Ricky Williams. Daisy quickly positioned herself to eavesdrop. Michael explained that some townspeople had referred to Ricky as a miracle baby because he'd been conceived after Paul was so badly injured in a car accident. Michael added that Paul had thought he would never be unable to produce offspring. Michael explained that the car accident was later determined to be a hit-and-run, but the perpetrator was never caught. Heather was dumbfounded and admitted that her father had never mentioned what had happened.
Michael recalled that the incident had occurred in December of 1994, just before Paul and Christine were about to marry. Michael added that the rental car the perpetrator had used had also hit Christine. Michael explained that the car-rental agency's records had been hacked, and the renter's credit card and driver's license information had been deleted. Avery said that the crime sounded premeditated. Michael added that the case, still open, had since been changed to attempted murder. Daisy seemed intrigued by the information she'd gleaned from Michael's conversation with Avery and Heather.
Lauren stopped by the penthouse to console Phyllis after Avery left. Lauren said she couldn't believe that Daisy had turned her back. Lauren vowed to stop Daisy. Changing the subject, Lauren and Phyllis said they were happy to be close friends again. Phyllis embraced Lauren and cried on her shoulder. Phyllis claimed that Daisy was so slick that nothing could be tied to her. Lauren stepped outside the door and determined that someone standing in the hallway could hear a person inside the penthouse. Daniel arrived with Lucy while Lauren was in the hallway. Phyllis opened the door and announced, "We got Daisy. We got her, and she's going down.
After Lauren left, Phyllis ranted to Daniel about Daisy. Phyllis denounced the day Daisy had somehow convinced a judge that she was an upstanding member of society. Phyllis expressed resentment that Daisy wouldn't be punished for turning her back on Phyllis, but she claimed that Daisy's condemning misstep would provide an air-tight reason for Daniel to win sole custody of Lucy. Daniel was angry that his plan to marry Daisy in order to protect his family had backfired.
Daniel said he couldn't believe that Daisy was still hurting people. Phyllis said she didn't blame Daniel because Daisy would always spread darkness and misery. Daniel told his mom that Daisy's craziness seemed to be seeping into his brain because he couldn't stop thinking about ways to get even with her. Daniel added that he sometimes fantasized about pushing Daisy down a flight of stairs or smothering her with a pillow smashed against her face. Phyllis changed Daniel's train of thought and instructed him to focus on getting Lucy away from Daisy. Daniel went upstairs when he heard Lucy cry.
After Daisy overheard Michael, Avery, and Heather discussing the mysterious hit-and-run incident that had injured Paul and Christine back in December of 1994, she headed to the Genoa City Athletic Club to meet with Ricky. Lauren approached Daisy in the lobby and said, "Just the person I was hoping to see." Daisy claimed she was busy and tried to walk around Lauren, but Lauren blocked the way.
Lauren recalled how Daisy had terrorized her by setting rats loose in her store, attempting to poison her with toxic fumes, and holding her hostage inside a cage at an abandoned zoo. Daisy calmly defended herself and said she'd been coerced. Lauren sarcastically noted that Daisy had had an absentee psycho for a mother and a crazy aunt who'd forced her to carry out unspeakable crimes for vengeance.
Lauren called Daisy an inhumane she-devil, and she berated her for doing nothing to help Phyllis when Phyllis cried out for help. Daisy claimed that she'd heard nothing. Lauren called Daisy a liar and explained that she and Phyllis had irrefutable proof. Lauren said, "You don't deserve to be Lucy's mother, and I am going to make sure the world knows that." After Lauren walked away, Daisy headed up to Ricky's suite.
Michael later told Lauren that she shouldn't have confronted Daisy because she had put herself in harm's way. Lauren said she wasn't worried. Michael tightly clutched Lauren's hand and said he was very worried. Michael assured Lauren that the law would soon catch up to Daisy, and he anticipated having the pleasure of putting her away for good.
After Michael left, Lauren discreetly took a seat across from a man at a corner table. Lauren traded an envelope stuffed with cash for a white box. Lauren discreetly lifted the box lid and gazed at the handgun she'd just purchased.
In his suite, Ricky recalled in a flashback asking Phyllis to share details of her life, so he could write an authorized biography. Phyllis had said, "I'm not telling you a damn thing." Daisy arrived and announced, "I am so ready to jump into 'operation destroy the redheaded shrew.'"
Ricky rifled through a stack of documents and explained that Phyllis' therapist had mentioned something about an event that had occurred at the end of 1994. Ricky drew Daisy's attention to a document, which he said was a credit-card charge for a car rented in Genoa City. Ricky added that there was no evidence that Phyllis' own car had been to a repair shop. Daisy took the documents and promised to research the matter.
Daisy overheard audio of Phyllis on Ricky's laptop. Phyllis was overheard saying, "I still hate that bug." Ricky proudly showed Daisy video of Phyllis and explained that he'd warned Phyllis that he'd be watching her. Ricky noted that Phyllis was referring to Christine Blair as "the bug" because her nickname was Cricket. Daisy recalled that Christine had been married to Daniel's dad. Ricky added that Christine had also been married to his dad. Ricky noted that Phyllis and Christine had endured a tenuous relationship for years.
After Daisy left, Heather stopped by Ricky's to return the jewelry box. Heather threatened Ricky and said, "Stop messing with Paul, or you'll have to answer to me." Heather added substance to her directive by pointing out that she was an assistant district attorney. Heather handed Ricky the jewelry box and said she hoped she'd never again have to hear the creepy song it played. Ricky replied, "It's a good thing I kept the receipt." Heather walked away without saying another word. Ricky opened the jewelry box, listened to the song, and grinned in a maniacal manner.
From Crimson Lights, Paul phoned Christine and requested help through some of her contacts. Paul explained that Christine would have to remain discreet. Christine warned Paul that depending on what he uncovered, he might be forced to hand the investigation over to the police. Christine reminded Paul that he was uncertain about what Ricky might be capable of. Paul sighed heavily.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nick consulted with Avery and demanded she find a way to hold Daisy accountable for Phyllis' miscarriage. Nick dismissed Avery's "what-ifs" related to her role in getting Daisy released from prison. Nick said he couldn't stand the thought of Daisy walking free while he and Phyllis mourned the loss of their child.
Avery nodded in agreement when Nick pressed her to find a way to stop Daisy from ever hurting anyone else. Victor joined Avery and Nick and told them that he'd refused to post bail for Nikki and Sharon. He said they should fend for themselves. Victor insisted that his priority was dealing with Daisy Carter because he wanted to ensure that she suffered the consequences of her actions.
After Daisy left Ricky's suite, she returned to Phyllis' penthouse. Phyllis opened the door, but she quickly slammed it in Daisy's face. Phyllis pressed her lips close to the door and asked Daisy how the acoustics were on the other side of the door. Phyllis said, "Pretty crystal clear aren't they? Why don't you go away and never come back?" Daisy sighed and said that she wouldn't leave until Phyllis heard what she had to say. Phyllis opened the door.
Daisy waltzed in and said, "A lot of people have been comparing me to you from back in the day." Daisy added that she and Phyllis were very much alike. Daisy told Phyllis that Phyllis would do exactly as Daisy wanted unless Phyllis wished to have her secret exposed. Phyllis scoffed and said, "Better people than you have tried to bring me down, Daisy." Daisy was unaware that Daniel had entered the room when she replied, "Oh, really? Did you try to plow them over with your car like you did when you were trying to kill Paul and Christine?" Phyllis looked stunned. Daniel seemed shocked as he studied Daisy's smug facial expression.