At the Athletic Club, Cane informed Lily that the jewelry group who had been planning a big event at the Athletic Club had backed out, and she complained that reservations had been down. He anticipated that they would feel the negative effect from the hostage situation for months, but she called herself a marketing whiz, and she declared that she knew exactly how to turn it around. Lily ran her idea by Cane, and she started to hurry off to get the ball rolling. He pointed out that she'd forgotten something, and she leaned in for a lingering kiss. He told her to hurry back and that he loved her.
In the dining room, Victor read a newspaper article aloud to one of his employees about Bonaventure Industries allegedly selling untested and unapproved drugs. If Victor were found guilty, he'd face $300 million in fines and additional forfeiture of assets. Victor insisted that Jack had set him up, and his companion asked if Victor could prove it. Victor vowed to find proof that Jack was behind the investigation. Victor said that the government had to prove that he'd acted with intent to defraud, and he questioned what evidence existed.
The employee pointed out that Bonaventure's profits had spiked after Newman's acquisition of Chancellor, and Victor maintained that Jack had set him up. Victor requested that they postpone their meeting, and he approached Cane at the bar. Cane offered him a drink, and Victor asked if he looked like he needed one. Cane mentioned that he'd heard about Victor's FDA problems, and Victor inquired whether Cane had expected them. Cane asked why he would have, and Victor noted that Cane had urged him to hold on to Bonaventure.
Victor recalled that Cane had urged him to put more funds into Chancellor's biotech division, and Cane defended that Lily's health had been in jeopardy at the time. Cane swore that he hadn't known about the manufacturing of illegal drugs, but Victor pointed out that Cane had had reason to be bitter after being cut out of the company. Cane incredulously asked if Victor thought that he'd retaliated by risking the lives of innocent people, and Victor theorized that someone had put Cane up to it. Victor pledged to find out who had tampered with the manufacturing process, and Cane maintained that it hadn't been him.
Cane asserted that there had been no improprieties when Chancellor had purchased Bonaventure, and Victor conceded that any wrongdoing had happened after Newman had taken over. Cane regretted that the Chancellor name was being dragged through the mud, and he commented about how other Newman-Chancellor divisions had been doing well. Victor realized that Cane had still been keeping informed even though Cane hadn't been involved at the company, and Cane explained that Katherine's legacy meant a lot to him. Victor declared that he had a proposition for Cane.
Victor said that he wanted to make sure that the Newman and Chancellor names were cleared, and Cane asked what Victor would pay him to do it. Victor suspected that money alone wasn't Cane's motivation, and he offered Cane the opportunity to run the Chancellor side of the company. Cane confirmed that Victor was extending a CEO position, and he recalled that Victor had only wanted his family to run the business. Victor divulged that his kids weren't as interested as he'd thought, and he was convinced of Cane's abilities. Victor was also certain that running the club couldn't possibly fulfill Cane.
Cane noted that Victor had been the second person that day to refer to Cane's ambition, but he questioned what could be more satisfying than spending his days and nights with the woman he loved. Victor said that his offer was open if Cane had an epiphany, but he cautioned not to wait too long.
Hilary found Neil in Jack's office, and she wondered if he'd been sitting in the same spot all night, but he informed her that he'd actually left the building. Neil assured her that while he was blue about his breakup with Leslie, he wasn't in a catatonic state, and he thanked her for allowing him to bore her with his tale of woe. Jack entered, and Hilary started to leave so the men could talk privately, but Neil said that he was there to discuss business with Jack. Jack refused to let anything destroy his mood, and he displayed a newspaper headline that indicated that Victor was under criminal investigation by the FDA.
Jack ranted that if Victor had put an unregulated drug on the market, then Victor had been responsible for Summer's collapse. Hilary wondered if Jack was hoping that Newman-Chancellor would be shut down, and Jack replied that the law would decide what Victor deserved. Neil said that he was there to go over the budget for Chelsea's line, and Jack said that he had a meeting, but he instructed Hilary to start building a file with Neil's numbers. After Hilary left, Jack queried why Hilary had thought that he needed to talk to Neil privately, and Neil hesitantly revealed that he'd stopped by the prior evening to see Jack, but he'd talked to Hilary instead.
Neil added that he'd been depressed about his breakup with Leslie, and Jack was surprised that they'd ended their engagement. Jack offered to postpone his meeting so that they could talk, but Neil said that opening up to Hilary had helped. Neil explained that he and Leslie had had a fundamental disagreement about marriage because she didn't believe in it and he did. Neil continued that he'd tried to make Leslie see that marriage was an unbreakable bond in the eyes of God and the law, but Leslie didn't believe that people should stay together for artificial reasons. Jack lamented that a ring didn't necessarily make a relationship last forever.
After Jack left, Neil excitedly made plans for the rollout of Chelsea's line, and Hilary remarked that she was glad to see him energized. He said that work kept him sane, and they realized that they had that trait in common. Lily walked in on their friendly conversation and griped that she constantly found Hilary around the men in Lily's family, and Hilary retorted that she worked there. Lily said that she had business with her father, and Hilary contended that Lily would also have to deal with her, since Hilary was there on Jack's behalf. The women bickered, and Neil intervened and asked why Lily was there. Lily proclaimed that she had an idea that would be beneficial for all of them.
Lily said that Chelsea's new line was ready to launch, and she suggested that the Athletic Club would be the perfect place to reveal it. Lily gushed that they could accommodate dressing rooms and a runway, and they could make it a captivating experience for the audience. Hilary snarled that Lily knew all about a captive audience, but Neil said that he loved the idea. He promised to run it by Jack, and Hilary said that she'd take care of it. Lily and Hilary exchanged barbs, and Lily left to get started on her end. Hilary conceded that it was a good idea, and Neil hoped that she and Lily didn't kill one another.
Lily returned to the club and babbled to Cane about how they could have their own fashion week in Genoa City, and she asked if he was listening. He apologized for being distracted, and he relayed the details his conversation with Victor about getting his old job back. Lily questioned the sudden offer, and Cane said that it involved corporate espionage. Lily assumed that Cane wouldn't even consider the offer, but he looked unsure.
Billy greeted Victoria when she returned home in athletic gear, and he said that he'd realized that she'd already left when he'd woken up. He added that he'd hoped to pick up where they'd left off the night before, and she half-heartedly replied that it would have been nice. She said that she'd gotten her run out of the way, and he teased her for still having energy after the night they'd spent together. He noticed her discomfort, and he said that he'd thought that making love had meant something. Victoria acknowledged that it had, but she wasn't sure that it had fixed what was broken.
Billy thought it had been a breakthrough to express their love, and Victoria admitted that she still loved him very much. She added that it had been all she had thought about the night before, but after they'd made love, she'd realized that he'd expressed the same thing with Kelly, and it had hurt her all over again. Billy proposed that they get counseling, and Victoria sarcastically suggested that they join a support group. She turned away, and Billy assured her that it was okay, but she said that it wasn't all right that she kept blurting out vicious things.
Billy contended that it was better than Victoria kissing other guys, but he understood that she'd done it to hurt him, and it had worked. He said that the idea of her with another man was too much, and he wasn't sure what he would do if he knew who it had been. Billy acknowledged that what he'd done had been a million times worse, and he wouldn't stop trying to get her trust back, even if it took a million years. He said that he didn't believe that things were too broken to fix, and she admitted that she didn't, either. He pulled her into a hug.
Billy stopped by the penthouse in response to Chelsea's message about Adam, and she wanted Billy to tell her everything he remembered before the crash. He replied that he'd already told the police everything, but she pleaded that she was asking as a wife and not a cop, and she felt that there was more to the story. Billy said that he wasn't sure exactly what had happened after the car had gone off the road, but he had crawled out of the vehicle and had dazedly wandered home. She demanded to know why he hadn't called for help rather than leaving Adam to die, and Billy recalled that there hadn't been any sign of Adam, so he'd assumed that Adam had gotten away.
Chelsea inquired whether Adam could have gotten out of the car, but Billy didn't know. Billy said that the police had seen a man pinned in the car before it had exploded, but she pointed out that no one knew where Adam's body was. Billy wished her luck with finding closure, since he hadn't found it after Adam had killed his daughter, and he might lose his wife, too. Chelsea conceded that Adam had been responsible for some awful things, but she contended that Billy couldn't blame Adam for his marital problems. Billy argued that if Adam hadn't killed Delia, he wouldn't have been out of his mind with grief, and he never would have hurt Victoria.
Chelsea realized that it had been wrong to ask Billy to stop by, but he swore that he didn't blame her for Adam's actions and lies. Billy regretted that he didn't have answers to her questions, and she asked what had been the last words Adam had said before the crash. Billy replied that Adam had been talking about her and Connor, and Billy had said that Adam hadn't deserved them and that Adam would never see them again, but Adam had disagreed.
Later, Victor arrived at the penthouse at Chelsea's request, and he asked how Connor was doing. She reported that Chloe had been arrested, and Victor pointed out that Chloe had kidnapped a child. Chelsea defended that Connor hadn't been in danger, and she said that she needed a favor. Chelsea said that she wasn't convinced that Adam was dead, especially since Billy hadn't been able to confirm that Adam had died. She theorized that maybe Adam had been able to get out of the wreckage, and she relayed that the last thing Adam had said was that he'd see Chelsea and Connor again.
Chelsea stated that she couldn't believe that Adam was dead until she had proof, and she requested that Victor use his resources to figure out what had happened to Adam. She said that she knew Victor cared about his son, and she asked whether Victor wanted to know for sure. Victor promised to think about it, and Chelsea pointed out that she was the one who would decide whether Victor got to see her son. He asked whether she intended to use the boy as leverage, and she replied that she couldn't stand the questions and doubts. She begged Victor to find Adam, dead or alive.
At Crimson Lights, Abby ran into Stitch, who asked how her mom was doing. Abby reported that Ashley was working hard in New York, but Ashley was still alone and single. Stitch remarked that being single was a good thing, and Abby recognized that she shouldn't encourage things since Stitch was married, but he confided that he was about to be divorced. Abby seemed pleased by the news, but she quickly covered and said that she was sorry. She surmised that he was trying to put thoughts of another woman behind him, and he flashed back to his kiss with Victoria.
Abby said that she planned to call her mom later, and she asked if Stitch wanted her to deliver any message. Stitch asked if Ashley knew that Abby was playing matchmaker, and Abby referred to Stitch and Ashley's obvious attraction. Abby remarked that it would be nice if someone besides her was in a happy relationship, with Jack waiting for Phyllis to wake up and Billy and Victoria having problems. Stitch said to tell Ashley that he said hi, and he retreated to the patio and pulled out his phone.
Jack stopped by to see Billy, but Victoria disclosed that Billy wasn't there. Jack asked how she was doing, and she ultimately admitted that she wasn't fine. She divulged that she felt a thousand things, primarily anger, and she wanted to feel compassion and forgiveness, but she couldn't. She expected Jack to launch into reasons why she should forgive Billy, but Jack recognized that Billy had been reckless and selfish and that Billy had destroyed the one great thing he'd had. Victoria noted that it sounded like Jack was trying to convince her not to forgive Billy.
Victoria questioned whether she should throw Billy out, but Jack said that it wasn't for him to decide. She voiced surprise that he'd said terrible things about his brother, but Jack reasoned that Victoria knew Billy's flaws and that she knew what Billy had been going through at the time of his indiscretion. She contended that it didn't excuse what had happened, and Jack revealed that Billy had poured his heart out to Jack and that Billy was willing to do anything to make things right. Jack added that he would love to see Billy and Victoria work it out, but it was up to them. Jack advised Victoria not to look into the recent past but to envision the future and to try to imagine what it would be like without Billy in it.
Victoria said that she couldn't imagine a future without Billy. Jack mentioned that he'd told Billy to give her time to sort through her feelings, and he suggested that she not make any rash decisions. She wondered how she could trust Billy again, and Jack replied that Billy would have to earn it if she let him, but he honestly believed that trust could be rebuilt if two people loved one another and were willing to do the work. Victoria thanked him for his wisdom, and they hugged. He said that he had a vested interest, since his brother was a better person with her by his side. Jack departed, and Victoria received a text message from Stitch, who hoped that she was feeling better.
Abby called Ashley and made a big deal about Stitch saying hello. Abby suggested that Ashley hop on a plane to return the greeting, but she saw Jack enter, and she said that he was looking at her disapprovingly. Abby hung up, and Jack clarified that he'd been admiring her resemblance to her mother. He said that it made him miss Ashley and appreciate Abby even more, and Abby joked that he really appreciated that she wasn't like Victor. They laughed, and Jack remarked that he was in a good mood and that he wanted to focus on the positive.
Neil and Hilary laughed as Neil finished telling a story, and Jack returned to the office. Hilary informed Jack that they'd been working on the latest fashion project, and Neil proposed that they introduce Chelsea's new line at the Athletic Club. Jack approved of the idea, and he reported that he was pleased with his own impromptu meeting, since he might have saved a marriage.
Victoria arrived at the hospital, and Stitch spotted her and asked if everything was okay. She explained that she was meeting Billy there for his follow-up appointment, and she said that she'd received Stitch's message. Stitch said that he'd been concerned, and he pulled her into an empty exam room. He stressed that she didn't have to worry about their kiss because he knew what it had been and what it hadn't. He noted that it sounded like she had taken his advice and was trying to make things work with Billy, and she informed him that while she was still furious, she and Billy had gotten closer.
Stitch joked that kissing him sent women running back to their husbands, and Victoria revealed that she'd told Billy about the kiss but not who her victim had been. She suddenly saw Billy in the hallway. Victoria and Stitch nervously rambled about how they'd run into each other, and Stitch left to get the doctor. Billy realized that the man Victoria had kissed had been Stitch.