Due to the New Year's holiday, today's regularly scheduled original episode was not shown. Programming will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd with no lost episodes -- the action will pick up exactly where it left off.
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Phyllis and Jack are enjoying themselves on their honeymoon. They open their gifts, and get ready for their New Year's dinner. They are stumped when they open the champagne flutes, which have no card. Phyllis calls Fenmore's and discovers Michael purchased them. This strikes them as odd, since he has already sent a gift – with a card. Later, as Jack waits for Phyllis downstairs, Phyllis has a dizzy spell and catches herself from falling. Sean and Jill return from their trip from San Francisco, and get ready for an evening at the opera. They are both happy there is no more confusion about their relationship, and they make a toast to fate and destiny. Amanda is touched that Mac remembers the music box. Amanda thanks Warton for telling her to give the gift to Mac, and wants to celebrate. Diane wonders what Nikki was really after, and places a call to inquire about flights to Genoa City. While at Gina's, Brad expresses to Ashley that he isn't sure if leaving Colleen with Abby is a good idea. Ashley says that by letting Colleen babysit Abby, they are showing a little faith in her. They return home to find Colleen playing with Abby. Brad and Ashley are sad that they couldn't reach Colleen sooner before she leaves for boarding school. Nikki surprises Victor by showing up at the ranch. Nikki offers to make dinner, complimenting Victor for the wonderful time the family had on their trip around the world.
Phyllis convinced Jack that she was feeling fine -- her normal bouncy self after almost falling asleep over her ginger ale New Year's Eve. He was concerned about her, but she insisted that she was fine. He had to leave for work, but they planned to meet at the fertility clinic so that he could be with her for the injection.
Ashley and Brad disagreed once again about how Colleen should be treated. Brad insisted that she couldn't be trusted too much too soon and Ashley wanted to take the first step by being positive instead of negative. John Abbott agreed with his daughter. Before he went into work, he and Colleen had agreed to a joint venture, putting family pictures into albums. Colleen had seemed more like herself than ever. When Traci arrived to take her daughter to boarding school, more discussion ensued about whether or not it was a good idea.
Malcolm was still dwelling on what his brother said to him about loving Alex and her loving him as well. She tried to get him to drop it and decided that there was only one way. After Malcolm and Nate left the apartment, she paid a visit to Newman Enterprises. . .
Meanwhile, Victor praised Neil for his work over the holidays, but was concerned about why he hadn't spent time with his family. Neil wouldn't budge with any confidences and Victor assured him that they could talk any time. After Victor left Neil's office, Alex appeared. Neil was insolent to her and she had come to ask him a favor. She wanted him to tell his brother that he had lied about them having feelings for each other. . .
Katherine was glad to get to see Nikki before she left for work that morning. She was dying to know about Victor's reaction to her extended trip and whether or not she had found Diane in Italy. Nikki reported that Victor was a little upset, but she weaved her magic and they had a wonderful New Year's Eve together. She also told about finding Diane, being abused in spite of her apologies and remorse, then happening upon her baby and the nanny. The nanny had given a good report, but Katherine still wondered whether or not Nikki planned to tell Jack about his son. She tried to convince her that Jack needed to know, then they parted ways.
Sean and Jill reminisced about how much fun they had been having and how young they made each other feel. She had been disappointed to find that he knew opera like the back of his hand and could sing along in Italian!! She wanted to show him something new like he was doing for her. She called him impulsive when they talked about the gift that he rushed out to buy for her before their trip to San Francisco. He told her that this one was a keeper. He presented a diamond ring to her and gave a romantic diatribe about how they were meant for each other and how he couldn't let her go. He bent to his knee and asked her to marry him. Her answer was, "No, Sweetie."
Nikki arrived at Jack's office "just to say Hi", but before she could scoot off unscathed, he cornered her about who the father of Diane's baby was. . . . .
Phyllis felt strong pains in her abdomen after Jack left the house. She called the doctor and told them that she was on her way. . . . .