At the Abbott mansion, Victoria, Billy, Abby, Phyllis, and Nick prepared to raise their glasses as Nikki toasted her new groom. Nikki said, "When you stood up for me, my heart was yours." Jack responded to Nikki's toast and noted that she'd sat by his beside after he was injured. Jack added that Nikki's love and support had given him a reason to live.
After the toasts, Victoria took Billy aside and complained about him posting the video of Victor and Sharon's Las Vegas wedding. Billy claimed that Victoria was angry at Victor because he'd married Sharon just to prove that he didn't care what anyone, including Victoria, thought about his decisions.
Phyllis went inside to Jack's sitting room, so she could converse with Dr. Tim Reid on the phone. Nick overheard Phyllis when she said in an irritated manner, "Okay, I'll be there soon." Phyllis abruptly changed her tone after she saw Nick, and he demanded to know what was going on. Phyllis claimed that she'd been speaking with Daniel, who'd asked her to watch Lucy. Nick noted that Phyllis, acting overly perky, wasn't herself. Phyllis said she had to leave, and she kissed Nick ravenously.
At the Newman ranch, Sharon became frustrated after she was unable to locate Victor. While leaving a phone message for her new groom, Sharon yelled, "Come on, Victor, answer your damn phone!" The doorbell rang. Sharon stumbled toward the front door with a glass of booze in her hand and was disappointed to find Tucker standing on the front portico. Tucker explained that he and Victor had scheduled a meeting.
Mentioning news of Sharon and Victor's wedding, Tucker noted that he'd been unable to contact Victor to determine whether the meeting had been rescheduled. Feigning happiness, Sharon acknowledged that Victor wasn't home. She added, "Welcome to my wedding reception. I'm having a party!" Sharon raised her glass and invited Tucker inside.
Sharon angrily noted to Tucker that before Victor's sudden disappearance, he'd made her accompany him on a horse ride and had crashed ex-wife Nikki's wedding. Tucker grabbed a glass, poured over half of Sharon's bourbon into it, and took a sip. Sharon told Tucker that Victor knew how to say all the right things, but in reality, he just did whatever he wanted.
Sharon flashed her multi-carat diamond ring in Tucker's direction and cried, "This is not really a wedding ring. This is a revenge ring." Sharon swigged the remainder of booze from her glass and picked up her car keys. Tucker snatched the keys and said, "Sharon, you're toasted." Sharon warned that if Tucker didn't drive her, then she'd ride "that damn horse to get Victor."
Tucker escorted a drunken Sharon into the Abbott mansion. Sharon announced the she was searching for her husband. Nick said that his father wasn't at Jack's, but Sharon pushed her way past him and headed toward the pool. Nick glared at Tucker. Tucker shrugged and asked if he should have allowed Sharon to drive in her condition.
Sharon stumbled out onto the patio shouting, "Victor? Where is he?" Jack asked Sharon to leave. Sharon addressed Nikki and said, "Victor has been missing for hours, and you and I know exactly where he went!" Nikki said she didn't know and didn't care.
Sharon walked to the edge of the pool and stood defiantly with her hands on her hips. Sharon cried, "Don't care? That's why you're always coming to the ranch, riding your horse, and putting it in Victor's face!" Nikki suggested that Sharon was driving herself crazy by attempting to emulate her. Sharon scoffed and asked the gawking guests if she looked as if she had dollar bills hanging from a G-string.
Speaking quietly, Nikki told Sharon that it was difficult to be married to Victor. Sharon instructed Nikki to "take her pity and shove it." Nikki pushed Sharon into the pool and said, "Sharon, it is time for you to sober up!" Abby berated Tucker for crashing a wedding with another woman just after Ashley had left town.
Nick took pity on Sharon and explained that his dad's actions didn't reflect on his relationship with her. Sobbing, Sharon cried, "No, Nick, it doesn't. It doesn't have anything to do with me, and it's never going to have anything to do with me!" Jack instructed Tucker to escort Sharon home. Sharon, dripping wet, pointed her finger at the guests and yelled, "I will not forget this!"
Nick explained that after Victor and Sharon went for a horse ride, Victor had ridden off and left Sharon. Nick added that Victor's horse, in full tack, had later returned to the stables alone. Nikki, concerned, noted that Victor treated his animals better than his humans. Victoria suggested that everyone search for Victor. She added that her father should immediately file for an annulment.
Jack and Nikki excused themselves from the search. Victoria, still miffed at Billy, excluded him. Billy later apologized to Nikki and Jack because he'd failed to forewarn them and the rest of the family that he'd granted Victor's request to post the wedding video. Nikki noted that Victor's aim had been to ruin her and Jack's wedding day. Nikki added that loving friends and family had helped them celebrate their special day in spite of Victor's distractions.
Jack and Nikki later crawled into bed and snuggled together. Jack asked about Victor. Nikki said she was relieved that Victor had become Sharon's problem. Nikki added that her brain had been overloaded by Victor's tactless behavior. Jack noted that Sharon had never acted so desperate. Jack looked into Nikki's eyes and admired her beauty. Jack insisted that he'd meant what he'd said about Nikki having changed his life by remaining supportive when he was hospitalized. Jack insisted that Nikki had saved him. The couple kissed.
Nick, Victoria, and Abby searched the ranch grounds and questioned the staff. Abby suggested searching the riding trails. Victoria became less concerned about Victor and grew angry. Victoria refused to search the trails and noted that their father had planned his disappearance. Victoria mentioned the video and cried that Victor would do anything to make Nikki pay for marrying Jack. Victoria headed home.
Back at the Abbott mansion, Nikki and Jack laughed about Sharon ending up in the pool. Jack noted that Sharon believed Victor would never let go of his feelings for Nikki. Jack added that it was cruel of Victor to use Sharon to get back at Nikki. Jack declared that it was odd that Tucker had become involved with Sharon. Later, Jack awoke and discovered that Nikki wasn't asleep beside him.
Outside by the pool in the middle of the night, Nikki, wrapped in a silk robe, held her phone against her ear while it rang. She paced nervously while the phone continued ringing. Sounding desperate, Nikki said, "Oh, my God, Victor, you'd better be okay."
Tucker escorted Sharon into the sitting room at the ranch. Sharon cried that it was her wedding day. Tucker comforted Sharon and noted that the day would soon end and be followed by a better day. Sharon said, "I've lost my groom, but you're here. You're making me feel like I'm not a failure." Sharon said it was such a relief to be free of disapproving glares. Tucker said that because of his own experiences, he knew how Sharon felt.
Sharon, still unsteady, crawled on top of Tucker and began kissing him. Tucker didn't reciprocate Sharon's amorous advances and rose quickly from the sofa. Sharon stretched out and cried, "Nothing's working out for me the way I'd planned." Tucker said that after Victor returned, Sharon could either kiss Victor or slap him. After Sharon fell asleep, Tucker covered her with a cashmere blanket before he left.
Victoria returned home. Billy asked about Victor. Victoria scolded Billy again for posting the video of her father. Victoria said angrily, "How would you be able to sell any magazines without Victor Newman?" Victoria reminded Billy that he'd given her veto rights before he'd aired video of Nick punching him. She asked why Billy hadn't given her a vote about the wedding video. Billy looked frustrated. Victoria refused to discuss her dad's whereabouts with Billy on- or off-the-record.
Phyllis met with Tim at the bookstore and warned him not to summon her again. Phyllis also informed Tim that she wouldn't sleep with him in exchange for the tape recording he had of her confessing to attempted murder. Phyllis was stunned when Tim displayed on his phone the amount of money he'd settle for in exchange for the tape. Phyllis said, "You're crazy! I don't have Victor Newman's money."
Tim warned that Phyllis would face a jury trial if she failed to comply. Phyllis begged Tim to decrease the amount of money he was demanding. Tim reminded Phyllis that she'd taken away his livelihood and had inflicted substantial pain and suffering. Tim demanded that Phyllis make amends one way or another.
Tim lustfully glanced up and down Phyllis' body. Phyllis sighed when Tim again taunted her about releasing the tape. Phyllis told Tim that she'd need time to get the money. Tim replied, "I suppose I could give you an extremely short amount of time. You better come through for me, or I'll press 'play' and your life goes boom."
In the interrogation room at the jail, Heather became upset after Paul insisted that Christine enter a plea of guilty. Christine warned that Paul might spend the rest of his life in prison. Heather begged her father to heed Christine's advice not to plead guilty. Paul cried that he'd been proven wrong when he speculated that Ricky had killed Tim Reid. Paul added that he might also have been wrong to blame Ricky for the deaths of Rachel, Craig Hunt, and Daisy.
Christine reminded Paul that Ricky had confessed to the murders. Paul replied that Ricky, who only wanted his father's love and approval, had likely been taunting him. Christine recalled how Ricky had held a knife on Eden. Paul replied, "Where's the knife? Even if he did hold a knife on Eden, maybe he was testing me to find out if I would react like a real father would." Heather insisted that Paul was a real father. Heather noted that Ricky had rejected Paul just as he'd rejected decency and humanity.
Before Heather left, Paul demanded that she, acting as the assistant district attorney, force Christine to enter a plea of guilty for him. Christine stepped out into the hallway with Heather and vowed to watch over Paul. Heather noted that her father needed help, and she announced plans to convince Eden to undergo hypnosis.
After Christine returned to the interrogation room, she told Paul that if Eden could remember what had happened, she could testify that her life had been in jeopardy. Paul said that it would be too traumatic for Eden to relive the event. Paul maintained that Ricky had acted out of resentment because his own father had doubted him. Christine replied, "What harmless person acts out like that?" Paul blamed himself for having neglected his son.
Paul told Christine that if Ricky had committed the crimes authorities suspected he had, then he was to blame for Ricky's actions. Christine maintained that she would not allow Paul to throw his life away just because Ricky had. Paul claimed that the only way he could become a decent person again was to accept responsibility for having killed his son.
Christine refused to comply with Paul's plan to plead guilty. Paul told Christine that she was the most kind and decent person he'd ever known. Christine sobbed softly when Paul explained that he needed her to be his friend and not act as his attorney. Christine agreed to step aside, but she told Paul that she wouldn't stop worrying about him.
At Crimson Lights, Eden told Daniel that she wouldn't be able to repay Paul for saving her life if she couldn't regain her memory of what had happened in Ricky's suite. Daniel noted that after Daisy hit him on the head and knocked him out, it had taken a while before his memory of the event returned. Eden cried that Paul desperately need her help.
After Eden walked away, Heather arrived and asked Daniel to persuade Eden to undergo hypnosis. Daniel later chatted with Eden and mentioned Heather's suggestion about using hypnosis to stimulate memory. Eden was initially apprehensive. When Heather approached, Eden readily agreed to help Paul. After Eden stepped away, Heather thanked Daniel for his assistance and extended an invitation for a causal date. Daniel offered Heather a rain check because he had to get home to Lucy.
Abby and Nick arrived at Crimson Lights just before Daniel left. Nick, surprised to see Daniel, asked if Phyllis was watching Lucy for him just so he could run out for coffee. Daniel explained that he was about to relieve Lucy's sitter. Nick shrugged and said that he seemed to have misunderstood. Abby teased Daniel and noted that he'd also scheduled meetings with a long-haired attorney.
Changing the subject from Daniel to Victor, Abby insisted that Victor would have flayed her if she'd disappeared without notice. Nick explained that leaving without letting anyone know was a typical move for Victor. Nick added, "He married Sharon to stick it to Mom, and now all he has left to show for it is the wrong wife."