At On the Boulevard, Ken offered to give Billy a chance to win back what he'd lost, and Billy contemplated taking money out of the cash register to stay in the poker game. Billy replaced the cash and declared that he was out for good, and Ken said that he'd believe it when he saw it.
Victoria left Billy a voicemail about the romantic setup he'd created in their living room, and she remarked that he'd thought of everything except showing up himself. Chelsea arrived and asked why Victoria needed to talk about Adam, and Victoria revealed that she knew Chelsea's secret. Victoria explained that she had overheard Chelsea talking to an unconscious Adam after he'd been shot, and she was aware that Adam was the father of Chelsea's baby. Chelsea cautiously asked what Victoria wanted, and Victoria assured Chelsea that they were on the same side.
Victoria suggested that she and Chelsea work together to keep Adam in the dark, and she explained that she didn't want Adam to use a Newman heir to worm his way into Victor's good graces. Chelsea fretted that Adam was already skeptical, and Victoria disclosed that she'd overheard Adam on the phone, trying to get information from Chelsea's doctor. Chelsea concluded that Adam was trying to prove that the baby was his, and Victoria urged her to squash Adam's suspicions.
Billy arrived home and apologized for his absence. Victoria fibbed that she'd bumped into Chelsea and had invited her over to see Johnny. Chelsea thanked Victoria for everything, and she left. Billy was quizzical, since Victoria had never wanted Chelsea to be close to Johnny before. Victoria turned the topic to where he had been. Billy pointed out that Victoria had been the one who had been detained by a meeting.
Victoria asked again where Billy had been, and he presented her with a shopping bag that contained the masks that they'd worn at the masquerade ball at the Athletic Club. She recalled that the building had exploded during the ball, and he hoped that the masks would help them achieve a similar result. She remembered how ticked off Victor had been to discover that she and Billy were together, but Billy didn't want to think about Victor. Victoria agreed, and she griped that she couldn't believe that Victor had wanted her to play nice with Adam. She expressed her determination to take Adam down, but Billy disallowed it.
Billy complained that Victoria was doing everything she had promised not to do when she'd returned to work. He noted that she was frustrated and hurt, and she was focusing all of her attention on getting back at Adam rather than concentrating on her family. Billy pointed out that Victoria was acting like Victor, and he questioned whether that was the kind of person she wanted to be. She agreed that things had gotten way out of hand, and she realized that Adam and Victor's relationship didn't detract from her own relationship with her father.
Billy implored Victoria not to let her insecurities rule her, and she asked for his forgiveness, so they could get back to their plans. She put the mask over her face, but Billy said that he liked her better without the mask, and he pulled her into a kiss. He suggested that they make a baby, and she crowed that maybe she'd be able to give Victor something that Adam couldn't -- another Newman heir. An infuriated Billy demanded to know if that was why she wanted to have a child with him.
Victoria insisted that she wanted to continue to grow her family with Billy, but he contended that she had declared her sudden desire to have another child right after Adam and Victor had become best buddies. She called the idea ridiculous, but Billy thought that she was too obsessed with Newman Enterprises to put her family first. Billy refused to be Victoria's "stud pony" so she could best Adam, and he told her that they didn't deserve another kid.
Over the phone, Adam pressured Chelsea's doctor to reveal the conception date or due date of Chelsea's baby, to no avail. He hung up in frustration, and he examined his datebook. Adam poured a drink and circled a few dates.
Chelsea arrived to see Adam, and she asked that he respect her privacy. He feigned innocence, but she accused him of trying to get her private medical information. He confirmed that he had been unsuccessful, and she asserted that there was nothing more to tell him than what he already knew -- she was having a baby with Dylan. Adam remained unconvinced, and she noticed his datebook with the circled dates.
Adam asked Chelsea if the dates looked familiar, and she recalled that one had been her last night at the lake house. He added that it had also been the last night they had made love, but she snapped that the next morning, he had chosen Newman Enterprises over her, and she'd left. He noted that she'd returned several times with something important to say, and she claimed that she had hoped that he would have convinced her that she had been wrong to give up. Adam imagined that they could have conceived a child that night, but she swore that they hadn't.
Adam couldn't stop thinking about whether the baby was his, and Chelsea sympathetically stated that it was a hard situation for her, too, but the baby wasn't Adam's. She softly asked that he let her go if he'd ever cared about her, and she begged him to accept that she was having another man's child. Adam insisted that he had cared about Chelsea, and she replied that she still cared about him. She wanted him to be happy with the choices he'd made, and she requested that he let her be happy with hers.
Adam groused that Chelsea was "playing house with a heaping scoop of vanilla," but she asserted that she was starting a new life, and her baby's father would be part of it. Adam conceded that he wanted her to be happy, and she thanked him for understanding and for accepting the truth. She leaned in and tenderly kissed his cheek, and she departed. Adam refilled his drink, but he suddenly had a fuzzy memory of Chelsea talking to him at his bedside in the hospital.
Avery arrived at the warehouse in response to a text message from Dylan, and she asked if the building was a new construction project. She noticed a half-finished cradle, and she realized that it was Dylan's new home. She remembered all the work he'd done on his family's cabin and its furniture, and she observed that the cradle looked like the one he'd started to build for their baby. After an awkward pause, Avery asked why Dylan had summoned her, and he requested that she recommend a lawyer.
Dylan explained that Adam had been harassing Chelsea, and Dylan wanted to protect Chelsea and the baby. Avery had witnessed the tension between Adam and Chelsea, but she believed that Adam had loved Chelsea. She suspected that it was tough for Adam to see Chelsea moving on and having a child with another man. Dylan revealed that Adam had accused Chelsea of lying about the baby's paternity, and Avery asked if Dylan was questioning the same thing. Dylan unhesitatingly stated that the baby was his, and Avery couldn't imagine that Chelsea would lie, especially since Chelsea and Dylan had become closer.
Avery knew how much having a child meant to Dylan, and he assumed that Avery would start a family with Nick. Avery pointed out that she'd inherit three kids if she and Nick got married, but Dylan wondered if Avery planned to have kids of her own. Avery didn't know what the future held, and Dylan professed that any child would be lucky to have her as a mother. Avery insisted upon helping Dylan herself, and she hoped that they could be friends. She thought his case was pretty straightforward, since a biological father had a legal right to have a place in his child's life.
Lauren wanted to take Fen to the hospital, but Fen insisted that he would fine, and he tried to downplay the beating as just a fight with some kids from school. Lauren worried that it could happen again, but Fen doubted the boys would harm him after Carmine had scared them off. Michael tried to hide his wrath at the mention of Carmine's name, and Michael warned him that Carmine had attempted to kidnap Chloe. Fen remarked that Carmine was pretty cool, but Michael sternly demanded that Fen not hang out around Carmine.
Fen noted that it was a good sign that Lauren and Michael had been together in the same room. Michael took a look at the cut on Fen's face, and Fen noticed the abrupt change of subject. Fen was concerned that things weren't getting any better between his parents, but Michael assured him that they weren't getting a divorce. Fen remarked that at least there was one thing in his life that wasn't horrible, and he went to his room. Lauren asked why Michael had reconsidered, and he told her not to read too much into his comment, because he would have asked for a divorce that night if it wouldn't have hurt Fen.
Lauren said that Fen needed both her and Michael, and it could give them an opportunity to work together as a family. Michael thought that she was quick to assume that he could forgive her, but he agreed to pretend that he could in order to protect their son. Michael quipped that he thought he could be a pretty good actor when he had to, but Lauren had put him to shame. Lauren's phone beeped with a text message, and Michael grabbed it. Michael read a note from Carmine that asked how Fen was doing, and he spat that the message was from Fen's new friend. He threw the phone at Lauren and walked out.
Later, Fen asked Lauren whether she and Michael could really work things out, and Lauren claimed that both she and Michael believed they could. Lauren worried about Fen, but Fen assured her that if Lauren and Michael were okay then he would be, too. She swore that she loved Michael, but marriage wasn't always easy. Lauren explained that sometimes couples forgot why they had gotten married at all, but she and Michael were working hard to remember. Fen and Lauren hugged.
At On the Boulevard, Carmine looked on his phone at a photo of Lauren sleeping. Michael stormed into the restaurant and lunged at Carmine. "Leave my son the hell alone," Michael barked.
Kyle picked Summer up at Phyllis' penthouse, and he commented that she looked great. As they prepared to leave, Summer covertly dropped a condom into her purse. They went to On the Boulevard, where Kyle asked if he could get Summer a soda, and she suspected that usually his dates were old enough to drink. He said that he'd had his share of bad dates over wine, and he clarified that they were just having dinner. Summer doubted that the semantics would matter to Nick, but she was glad that Nick didn't know about their evening out. Over dinner, Kyle and Summer discussed their similar tastes in music, and he acknowledged that she had grown up.
Kyle walked Summer to the penthouse door, and she invited him in, since Phyllis was working late. He mentioned that he had to get up early for work, and she said that she'd had a good time. He suggested that they do it again, and she asked if it would be "just dinner" the next time. He commented that it had been simple and rewarding to have good food and good company. He planted a gentle kiss on her lips. Summer entered the penthouse with a huge grin.
Sharon entered the tack house with a bouquet of yellow roses, and she told Nick that she was glad that they'd decided to go to the cemetery when no one else would be there. She wondered when it would get easier to remember the day that Cassie had died, but she supposed it never would. Nick turned away, and Sharon realized that he was upset about more than just Cassie. He stated that nothing was more important than his daughters, and he admitted that he had been thinking about a decision he'd made years before that might turn out to haunt him.
Sharon asked what Nick meant, and he vaguely explained that he'd thought he'd made the right decision out of love, and he had put aside his doubts until he had been forced to look at what he'd done. A baffled Sharon said that he wasn't making sense, and he referred to it as some personal stuff that he was going through. She thought that Nick could benefit by talking to someone, and she wondered why he hadn't confided his concerns to Avery. He said that he hadn't told a soul about his secret, but it was all he'd been able to think about. Sharon offered to be there for him if he needed to unburden himself.
Sharon placed flowers on Cassie's grave, and she mentioned to Nick that she had left a picture that Faith had drawn in the car. She pulled out a book of poetry that Cassie had loved, and Nick recalled that Cassie had read it often. Sharon saw that Cassie had marked a page, and Nick recognized "Dreamland" by Lewis Carroll as one of Cassie's favorites. Sharon began to read the poem aloud, but she faltered and started to cry. Nick took the book and finished reading the poem.
Sharon said that she loved Cassie, and she wanted to light a candle in the chapel. Nick asked for a few minutes alone at Cassie's grave, and Sharon left. Nick questioned whether he had been living in a dreamland by making the choice he had made and convincing himself that the paternity test could have only turned out one way. He admitted that he'd gotten another test, and he wondered what would happen if it turned up with the result he didn't want. He bemoaned that if Summer turned out to be Jack's, Nick would lose a second daughter. Nick wasn't sure if he had the strength to face that possibility.
Nick mused out loud that he'd known that being close to Cassie would give him the answers he needed, and he could hear her voice in his head. He vowed to see his plan through, and he decided to send the paternity test to the lab and finally find out once and for all whether or not he was Summer's father. A stunned Sharon overheard.