At Phyllis' penthouse, Ronan and Phyllis made love on the sofa. Afterward, Phyllis said, "That was a mistake. I felt like my whole world was falling apart, and I needed somebody to tell me it wasn't." Ronan said that he wasn't sorry it had happened, but Phyllis insisted that it couldn't happen again.
Phyllis' lawyer phoned. After the call ended, Phyllis told Ronan that her trial would begin the next day. After the couple dressed, Phyllis admitted that she was an idiot for telling Danny that she'd seen him kissing Christine the night of the accident. Ronan reminded Phyllis that though Christine would be called as a witness, the deceased Tim Reid wouldn't be. Ronan added that he'd be Phyllis' alibi for the night Tim died. Phyllis replied, "I hate that you have to lie for me." Ronan noted that their affair was no longer a lie.
At the police station, Christine tracked down Michael. She showed Michael the file on Tim Reid and explained that she'd obtained it to help Avery with Paul's case. Christine noted that the district attorney's office had indicated that Kevin might be able to connect Phyllis' involvement with Reid's death. Michael insisted that Christine shouldn't have access to the file, but she pressed him to share what he knew.
Michael indulged Christine and explained that Tim's neighbor, Beth Hortense, had claimed she'd seen Kevin in Tim's building the night the man had died. Michael added, "Kevin denied it -- end of story." Christine suggested that Beth had disappeared after Phyllis bought her off. Christine accused Michael of not pursuing the case in a professional manner. Michael noted that the case was 20 years old. Christine explained that recent events indicated that Tim Reid had had strong evidence against Phyllis.
Michael handed Christine a file folder and explained that the coroner's report had concluded that foul play wasn't indicated in Reid's death. Christine mentioned Beth's claim about Kevin again, but Michael suggested that Beth had had her own reasons to move her lover's body if Tim had died in her bed, and she hadn't wanted her husband to know. Christine sifted through the file and discovered that Kevin had received a parking ticket a few days after Reid's death.
Michael later questioned the police officer who'd issued Kevin the parking ticket. Christine's interest was piqued when Michael noted that the parking area wasn't near Tim's apartment or Phyllis' place. The officer recalled that Kevin had claimed he'd stopped to take a leak. The officer reported finding a rug in a nearby dumpster. Though the officer said he'd initially planned to turn the rug over to the lab for testing, Agent Malloy had appeared and insisted that the rug wasn't worth wasting the lab's time.
Michael seemed puzzled by the officer's account of his run-in with Kevin and Ronan. Christine looked shocked and noted that Ronan had provided an alibi for Phyllis and had made sure that the missing rug wasn't tested for evidence. Michael added that Kevin had been sighted at two places that could possibly be connected to Tim Reid. Christine insisted that Kevin was the only person who could tell them the truth about what had happened.
Avery begged to speak with Kevin on the patio at Crimson Lights. Avery asked about Daisy. Kevin explained that he was working on a project that he hoped might lure Daisy back. Avery explained that Paul needed Daisy to testify on his behalf because she'd viewed the video of Ricky murdering his ex-girlfriend. Angrily, Kevin said that he was busy creating a video to post on Daisy's "FacePlace" page because he was concerned about his sister.
Sharon barged in, interrupted Kevin, and pleaded for Avery's help. Sharon cried that her life was on the line. Kevin and Sharon argued about whether or not she needed assistance more that Daisy did. Sharon explained that she'd spent time in prison with Daisy and would be more concerned about the person Daisy was with than about Daisy herself.
Later, alone on the patio, Kevin recorded a plaintive video of himself begging for Daisy to return. He promised to help her and said he wanted them to grow close like a real brother and sister. Kevin held up a photo of Lucy in front of his laptop's camera lens and cried, "She needs her mother."
Sharon and Avery moved to the main area of the coffeehouse to talk. Sharon explained that Michael had made her an offer, which included serving a three-year prison term. Sharon insisted that she couldn't be separated from Faith again. Avery explained that she had no influence over Michael. Sharon pleaded with Avery to approach Victor and convince him to drop the charges. Abby, standing nearby, overheard and yelled, "Don't you dare."
Abby warned Avery that Victor wouldn't approve of her helping Sharon. Abby told Sharon that she deserved to serve prison time for destroying the prenuptial agreement and taking over Victor's estate and company. Sharon explained that someone had needed to take over during Victor's absence. Abby insisted that Victor's children should have been involved, and she noted that Sharon had given away Abby's beloved horses. Sharon reminded Abby that Faith needed her mother. Abby claimed that Faith would be better off without Sharon. Avery told Sharon that she couldn't help her.
Summer later ran into Abby on the patio at the coffeehouse. Summer made numerous excuses not to stay and talk. Abby explained that she'd recognized the "sneaking out while grounded" look on her niece's face. Summer poured out her feelings to Abby and cried that her mom's affair with Ronan had destroyed her family. Summer added, "She's the worst mother ever. I wish she'd leave town and never come back." Abby pleaded with Summer to talk things over with her mother, so Phyllis could share her side of the story.
At Gloworm, Jack informed Genevieve that two agents from the SEC would question her about Tucker's stock-manipulation scheme. Jack gloated that he'd soon regain ownership of Beauty of Nature after Tucker was incarcerated. Genevieve warned, "Don't underestimate Tucker!" Jack replied, "You aren't planning to double-cross me, are you?" Genevieve insisted that she wanted to help Jack and had never intended to hurt him in the past. Jack added that Genevieve also wanted to hurt Tucker.
Genevieve took a call from Tucker, who explained that Jack had indeed turned him in to the SEC. Tucker insisted that he wouldn't sell Beauty of Nature to Jack, and he added, "If I go down, you're going with me." Genevieve ended the call and shared her fear of Tucker's threat. Jack explained that the SEC might be willing to give Genevieve immunity for her testimony. Genevieve cried that she could still end up in a prison cell next to Tucker's. Jack replied, "I can't deny that that is a possibility." Agent Maroney and Agent Douglas arrived and asked to question Ms. Atkinson privately.
At Newman Enterprises, Tucker stopped by to welcome Victor home. Victor noted that Tucker had done everything in his power to prevent him from returning home. Tucker recalled that after he'd lapsed into a coma, Victor and Katherine had once taken advantage of him. Tucker added, "That's when you made your little move to steal Jabot from me."
Tucker offered Victor Beauty of Nature in exchange for Sharon's freedom. Tucker added that Sharon couldn't have taken over Newman Enterprises all on her own. Victor warned that Tucker would be punished for his involvement. Tucker explained that Victor could exact his revenge by taking Beauty of Nature. Victor replied, "Not enough! Sharon has to pay for what she did to my family. She let them believe that I was dead."
Tucker admitted that he'd used Sharon, but he pointed out that Victor had used Sharon to make Nikki jealous. Tucker added that Nikki, Victoria, and Nick had all cruelly turned against Sharon after Victor disappeared. Tucker insisted that though Sharon had behaved badly, she wasn't the only one. Victor said that in addition to receiving ownership of Beauty of Nature, he wanted an annulment, and he insisted that Sharon drop her lawsuit. Tucker explained that Sharon didn't know he was discussing the matter with Victor and that he wanted to keep it a secret. Victor replied, "You just let her know."
Victor phoned Avery and instructed her to draw up some documents regarding Sharon. Avery told Victor that Sharon was sitting at a nearby table at Crimson Lights. Victor told Avery to send Sharon to his office right away.
Sharon, dressed in a smart suit, arrived at Victor's office. Her hair was swept back, and she wore glitzy, diamond-encrusted earrings. Sharon waltzed in front of Victor's desk and said, "I'm here. What do you want?" Victor didn't look up. Without waiting for a response, Sharon warned that Victor couldn't stop her from pursuing her lawsuit. Victor challenged Sharon to take him on and noted that she'd lose.
Sharon took a seat and told Victor that she'd always been able to count on him. She cried that she'd never imagined that he would use her as he had. Victor replied, "I am dropping all charges against you." Sharon seemed relieved. Victor told Sharon about the annulment and added that she'd have to agree not to sue him for abandonment. After Victor slammed the contracts on the desk in front of Sharon, he warned that if she didn't sign them, she'd return to prison.
Sharon scrawled her name on the contracts just as Avery entered. Sharon rose to her feet and told Victor that he couldn't just cut her off. Victor ignored Sharon and gave the signed documents to Avery to file. Victor fiddled with his watch after Sharon said, "Aren't you going to say anything to me?" Sharon gave up and walked out. Victor told Avery to review all of the contracts Sharon had negotiated. Victor stared at the screen on his laptop and exclaimed, "What the hell did Sharon do?"
Later, Phyllis tried to contact Leslie. Frustrated, Phyllis cried that Leslie hadn't returned any of her calls. Ronan offered to go over the trial procedures with Phyllis. He explained that the district attorney would summon eyewitnesses to the stand. Phyllis noted that no one could place her behind the wheel of the car that had hit Paul and Christine.
When Ronan asked about trusting Kevin, Phyllis explained that Chloe also knew about Kevin's involvement. Phyllis said she didn't believe Kevin would tell Michael what had happened. Kevin later stopped by after Phyllis summoned him. Kevin insisted that he'd told no one besides Chloe about helping Phyllis move Tim Reid's body. Ronan said, "Just make sure Chloe doesn't say anything."
Exasperated, Kevin noted that Daisy was missing. Phyllis shrugged. Kevin cried, "You may not care about Daisy, but I do." Kevin became agitated by Phyllis' disregard for Daisy. Ronan made Kevin promise not to tell anyone that Tim had died in Phyllis' apartment or that Kevin had helped Phyllis move the body. Kevin maintained that Phyllis should trust him because he'd lied to his own brother, the district attorney. Kevin explained that Michael hadn't mentioned the case in weeks and didn't know about Kevin's involvement with Tim Reid.
After Kevin left, Phyllis began tugging her hair nervously. She cried, "I'm terrified. I'm drowning, and I need something to hold on to." Ronan embraced Phyllis and comforted her. Ronan began kissing Phyllis on the lips. The couple stretched out onto the sofa and kissed passionately. Summer unlocked the door and saw her mother lying beneath Ronan. A horrified Summer turned and left quickly. Phyllis and Ronan seemed oblivious to Summer's momentary intrusion.
Tucker went to the Genoa City Athletic Club bar to have a drink. He saw Devon and asked to speak to him. Devon told his dad that he didn't want to be part of Tucker's life. Tucker pleaded with his son to listen to him. Tucker noted that it wasn't easy to change, but he insisted that he was trying to become a good person. As an example, Tucker noted, he'd offered to give Beauty of Nature back to Victor. Devon explained that good people didn't have to try to be good. The two SEC agents approached Tucker.
Tucker met with the SEC agents and told them that he didn't know what had happened to Victor after he disappeared. Agent Maroney noted that Genevieve had testified that Tucker had paid her to keep Victor Newman's whereabouts a secret. Tucker feigned surprise and explained that although Genevieve had worked for him, she had not been paid to keep Victor's whereabouts a secret.
Agent Maroney maintained that Tucker had kept mum about Victor's whereabouts so he could manipulate and purchase Newman stock. Tucker replied, "Never happened." Agent Maroney showed Tucker the photo of Sister Celeste embracing Victor. Tucker claimed that he had no idea why Genevieve had sent him the photo, which he had believed had been faked. Tucker insisted that Genevieve was a jealous ex-girlfriend trying to make him look bad.
Devon later met up with Abby at Crimson Lights and told her that Tucker had asked for forgiveness. Devon added, "How many second chances does he expect me to give him?" Abby noted that even her mother had given up and finally dumped Tucker. Devon replied that if he bailed on Tucker, his father would have no one.
Abby proudly told Devon that she'd just given Summer advice about dealing with her parents. Devon laughed when Abby claimed that perhaps she was becoming a grown-up. Abby took a call from her financial advisor and asked about a sudden spike in her net worth. Abby was surprised to discover that the Newman stock she'd purchased in order to "screw over Sharon" had increased in value tremendously. Devon smiled when Abby announced, "Wow, I really am a power player."
Tucker intercepted a cold Sharon as she made her way to a table at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Sharon reminded Tucker that he'd stood by her and helped her run Newman Enterprises during Victor's absence. Upon Victor's return, Sharon crossly added, Tucker had run away like a coward. Sharon noted that she'd had to face Victor. Tucker seemed contrite when Sharon cried, "Thanks for nothing! Hope all that Newman stock you accumulated eases your conscience." After Sharon walked away, Tucker sighed.
At Gloworm, Jack and Genevieve discussed her testimony to the SEC agents about Tucker. Genevieve swigged scotch and told Jack that she was grateful for receiving immunity. She apologized for not being able to get Beauty of Nature back in Jack's hands. Jack said that he'd purchased a large amount of Newman stock. Jack added that he could wield power if he could join forces with someone else who'd managed to acquire stock during Victor's absence. Genevieve said that she'd used the money Tucker had paid her to purchase Newman stock for herself.
Back in Victor's office, Avery was stunned when Victor explained that Sharon had managed to sell a great deal of his personal shares of Newman stock. As Victor studied the screen on his laptop, he reported that if his enemies joined forces, they would be able to take over Newman Enterprises.