At the police station, Ronan told Michael that Daisy Carter was alive and had been a patient at a mental hospital. Michael replied, "This changes everything for Paul." Michael phoned the Fairview Psychiatric Facility and discovered that Daisy had slipped into a coma after swallowing a handful of pills. Ronan pointed out the Daisy's being alive had disproved Paul's story about Ricky having murdered her.
Michael told Ronan that Daisy would be unable to tell them whether she'd been hiding from the law, in which case Ricky had probably helped her. If, however, Daisy had checked herself in to hide from Ricky, she could corroborate Paul's testimony that Ricky had been a threat to Daisy and to Eden. The last scenario, Ronan noted, would be enough to counteract the video Ricky had made. Michael replied, "Is it too much to hope that Paul catches a break just this once?"
At Jimmy's Bar, a friend told Paul and Nina that no one would ever believe that Paul could hurt someone. After the friend walked away, Paul told Nina that if the jury viewed the video Ricky had recorded in which he'd accused Paul of being out to get him, even the pope's testimony wouldn't make a difference.
Michael and Ronan showed up to let Paul know that there was a new development in his case. Ronan asked Paul to recount his testimony the night of the shooting. Ronan asked Paul to carefully recall whether Ricky had confessed to the murders of his ex-girlfriend and Craig Hunt. Paul added, "And Daisy Carter." Michael suggested that Paul had mistakenly assumed that Ricky had mentioned killing Daisy. Paul maintained that he'd remembered Ricky's word's clearly.
Nina reminded Michael and Ronan that some of Daisy's belongings had been found in Ricky's room. Michael announced that Daisy was alive. Michael and Ronan explained that Daisy's identity had been confirmed by staff at Fairview, where Daisy had been in hiding. Michael noted that Daisy had slipped into a coma after attempting suicide. Paul was adamant that Ricky had confessed to Daisy's murder.
Paul looked distressed. He pointed out to Michael and Ronan that Daisy, who'd abandoned her own child in order to hide, had surely known Ricky's dark side. Nina added that after Daisy awakened from her coma, she would confirm her fear of Ricky. Michael replied, "We'll see." After Michael and Ronan left, Paul vowed to find someone at Fairview who knew the truth.
Nina later stopped by the police station and begged Ronan not to end his investigation of Paul just because the evidence thus far seemed so incriminating. Nina insisted that Ricky had deliberately set out to mislead the investigation. Ronan replied, "Logically speaking, I don't see how he could have set everything up." Nina reminded her son that Paul had saved Eden's life.
Nina made Ronan promise not to stop looking until he found proof of Paul's innocence. Ronan vowed that he'd continue with the investigation before closing the case. After Nina left, Michael returned and told Ronan that it seemed as though they were missing an obvious clue. Ronan agreed and said that perhaps Daisy could tell them what it was.
Paul happened upon a nurse at Fairview and asked to speak to the doctor of the comatose patient. Paul admitted that he was an investigator, and he asked the man if the patient had ever stated the reason she'd committed herself. The man said that he could lose his job, and he instructed Paul to leave.
At Newman Enterprises, Sharon marched into what had been Victor's office and stunned Nick and Victoria. Sharon announced that the judge would soon learn that she was in perfect mental health and was fit to resume her role as CEO. Sharon instructed Victoria to carefully pack her personal belongings because, Sharon added, she didn't want to be accused of stealing something. Nick and Victoria questioned Sharon and discovered that she hadn't actually read the doctor's full report. Victoria expressed doubt that the judge would reinstate Sharon as CEO.
Avery arrived and announced that the judge was ready to issue his ruling. Sharon, wearing a bright yellow dress, smiled. Nick and Victoria remained stone-faced. Avery noted that only the lawyers and Sharon would be allowed in the courtroom because the ruling involved Sharon's private health issues. Sharon claimed that the judge didn't trust Nick and Victoria because he'd discovered how sneaky and unethical they both were. Victoria replied, "Makes you wonder what the judge saw in your psych evaluation that he thought would be so damaging if it got out." Before Sharon left, she told Nick and Victoria to pack up their junk.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Nikki asked Billy if he would give her a few minutes during his television show to publicize the search for Victor. Nikki cried that she'd not shared her deep concerns about Victor with Victoria because she wanted her daughter to think that Victor was all right. Billy replied, "I need to be honest with you. You see, there's..." Jack barged in and cut Billy off. Billy quickly explained to Nikki that the producers of The Restless Style Show called all the shots, but he agreed to pass along Nikki's idea. Nikki left to visit someone else. After Nikki walked away, Billy told Jack that Nikki had asked him to air a missing-person's segment about Victor.
From the dockside bar in Los Angeles, Genevieve made a desperate call to Tucker and insisted that it was time for Victor to return to Genoa City. Victor, with his bruised and broken hand still bandaged, returned to the bar and told Genevieve that his hand felt a bit better. Genevieve was surprised when Victor said that he'd planned to work his shift. Genevieve gave Victor a few dollars, and he promised to be careful.
After Victor left, Genevieve told Tucker over the phone that she feared for Victor's safety. Genevieve added that Tucker's grand plan to produce a huge spike in the stock price after Victor returned to town in a "blaze of glory" wouldn't work out because Victor didn't even know his own name. Tucker replied, "We can orchestrate how much people find out about that and when. It's also possible that he'll recover once he's back in familiar surroundings." Genevieve pleaded with Tucker to let Victor return at once.
Tucker told Genevieve that after Sharon's reinstatement as Newman Enterprises' CEO, he intended to purchase stock at a greatly devalued price. Upon Victor's triumphant return, Tucker promised that both he and Genevieve would enjoy a huge payday. Genevieve, perturbed at Tucker's callousness, said that she needed help in order to ensure Victor's safety. A courier interrupted Tucker by delivering a document enclosed in an envelope.
Tucker later opened the envelope and learned that his divorce from Ashley was final. Tucker phoned and left a message for Ashley to phone him back. Tucker's phone rang immediately. He was exasperated when he spied Sharon's number on the display screen. Sharon told Tucker that the judge was about to issue his ruling. Sharon noted that she'd handled herself well during her sessions with the psychiatrist.
Noting that Victoria had seemed confident that the judge would rule against reinstatement, Sharon expressed her concern to Tucker that Victoria had somehow manipulated the doctor. Tucker pretended to be supportive and encouraged Sharon to enter the courtroom and find out what the judge had to say. After the call ended, Tucker sighed and glanced again at his divorce decree.
Devon arrived and visited with Tucker. Tucker showed the divorce decree to Devon. Tucker said, "It was a crazy idea to think I could be anybody's husband." Devon said he knew how much Tucker regretted what had happened.
Tucker insisted that Ashley was better off without him. Tucker noted that he'd over-promised and under-delivered. Devon offered to accompany Tucker to a movie, but Tucker said he was waiting on an important phone call related to business. Before Devon left, he embraced his father warmly. Sharon phoned. Tucker answered and said, "Sharon, what did the judge say?"
Victor later returned to the bar with Sister Celeste. Victor told Genevieve that Sister Celeste had nearly been killed by a forklift when she tried to offer Victor food. Genevieve left to get a drink for the nun. Sister Celeste insisted that the mishap had been an accident. Victor replied, "No! It wasn't an accident."
Sister Celeste claimed that she wasn't injured and didn't want "Christian" to use what had happened as justification for getting back at someone. Victor asked Sister Celeste if she planned to simply turn the other cheek. Genevieve summoned Victor to the bar and told him that it was noble of him to risk his own life to help the dockworkers. Genevieve warned that Victor shouldn't expect Sister Celeste to risk hers.
Billy, dining with Jack, received a call from Victoria letting him know that the judge was about to rule in Sharon's case. After Billy left, Jack said aloud to himself that it was time to phone his broker and let him know that Newman stock was about to go on sale. Nikki approached and told Jack that they should talk about the divorce. Nikki seemed stunned when Jack reminded her that her pleas for him not to proceed echoed his words to her the night of their honeymoon when she left to search for Victor.
Jack tried to convince Nikki that she could be much happier without Victor in her life. Nikki insisted that she wasn't chasing after Victor. Nikki claimed that she just wanted to make sure that Victor was all right. Nikki vowed to walk away afterward. Jack told Nikki that he couldn't stop her from catering to Victor's every need. Jack added, "I'm giving up my front-row seat because I don't much like this show, and I know how it's going to end."
Billy arrived at Newman Enterprises and found that Nick and Victoria were desperate not to let the stock price dip. Victoria said that if the judge reinstated Sharon, it might encourage Victor to return. Nick agreed. Victoria said that even though Sharon had fooled the doctor, Victoria knew Sharon had been stealing things. Victoria insisted that Sharon should just step back.
Billy reminded Victoria that Victor had humiliated Sharon on their wedding night. Sharon's aim, Billy explained, was to prove that Victor and everyone else were wrong because she was stronger and smarter than anyone ever realized. Billy added that Sharon probably believed that upon Victor's return, he'd beg for her forgiveness and seek her investment advice.
Victoria asked Billy if he'd spoken to Sharon. Billy explained that he knew how much being angry at one's father could force a person to do something he wouldn't normally do. Victoria pointed out that Billy had more right than anyone to be angry at Victor, but Billy, she added, wasn't lashing out or letting the situation change him.
Nikki stopped by Newman Enterprises after Nick sent her a text message about Sharon. Nick said that even though it was disastrous for Sharon to be the company's CEO, he admitted that he hoped Sharon would win in court because he wanted to protect his children. Billy stepped out of the office and announced that Avery had called. Billy also covertly sent a text message to Jack to let him know that a decision was forthcoming.
Victoria put the call from Avery on speakerphone. Nick, Billy, and Nikki listened together as Avery said, "Sharon's back in as CEO." Billy quickly sent a text message to Jack. Nick told Victoria that it would be different upon Sharon's return because she couldn't fire them with the new provision in place. Nikki said that it would all be over in an instant if she could find Victor. Billy stepped out of the room and phoned Genevieve.
Genevieve told Billy that Victor could return to Genoa City soon if the judge ruled against Sharon. Billy explained that the judge had reinstated Sharon. Billy warned that he might not be able to keep the secret much longer because his wife wouldn't understand. Genevieve suggested that Billy admit the truth and face the consequences. Billy replied, "Easy for you to say. You're not in danger of losing your family. I wish I'd never found Victor."
After the call from Billy ended, Genevieve phoned Tucker and told him that he was letting greed cloud his judgment. Tucker replied, "I think you'll feel better once you get your cut. Just sit tight a while longer. Everything will be fine."
Back at the club, Jack checked his watch and said, "Wow. Sharon has regained the throne, and the market hasn't even closed yet. Thank you, judge!" Jack checked stock prices and cried, "Ooh, and down it goes!"
After Genevieve phoned Tucker and warned that Victor was in danger, she approached Victor and asked if he was headed to the dock. Victor said that he'd just told Sister Celeste that it would be best for him to move on. Genevieve agreed. Victor thanked Sister Celeste and Genevieve for everything they'd done. Genevieve had tears in her eyes as Victor tenderly touched Sister Celeste on the shoulder before he walked away.
Sharon returned and began throwing Victoria's belongings into a wastebasket. Sharon defiantly thrust the wastebasket toward Victoria and said, "If you don't mind, I have work to do." Nikki glared at Sharon. Billy awkwardly averted eye contact. Nick remained silent.