At the ranch, Victor asked Nikki what had made her think that he didn't care for her. He knew there was no comparison between her feelings for him and for Jack. Nikki stated that Victor seemed to be under the impression that her feelings for Jack were superficial and that she could just turn them off. Victor pointed out that Nikki had tried to give Jack what he'd wanted, a baby, but it wasn't meant to be.
Victor wanted Nikki to think about herself. Nikki asked Victor if he had any idea what it had been like to lose a child. She said it was a feeling of emptiness, loss, and pain. Victor asked if she wouldn't get over the loss better in his arms rather than in Jack's. Nikki claimed she needed time.
Victor told Nikki that he believed that they had sorted things out months earlier and that he was the man she wanted to be with. He asked if Nikki intended to spend the rest of her life with a man she didn't really love. Nikki countered that she loved Jack -- not in the same way that she loved Victor, but she did love Jack. Victor stated that he'd spent months waiting for the child to be born so that he and Nikki could share a wonderful life together. Victor asked Nikki if it was something she had no intention of doing.
Nikki told Victor that all she'd ever wanted was peace and tranquility, and she claimed that she'd had that when she'd been pregnant. She said she felt safe and comfortable. Victor asked if she was happy. Nikki replied that she was content. Victor stated that there was nothing tying her to Jack. Victor gasped when Nikki asked whose fault that had been. Victor asked if Nikki believed he'd been responsible for the loss of her child. He said he'd been with Nikki when she'd fallen down the stairs, but it had been nothing more than an accident. Nikki immediately apologized.
Nikki told Victor that Dr. Lasky didn't know if the fall had been the cause of her losing her child or if she would have lost it in any event. Victor said they both knew if had been an accident and that he had repeatedly tried to apologize to her. He asked if the incident had changed the way Nikki felt about him. Nikki said it hadn't. Victor claimed that something had happened to change her mind about him, and he wanted to know if it was over between them. Nikki admitted she wasn't ready to look at the future.
Victor asked Nikki when she would acknowledge that her marriage to Jack was a sham. He stated that before the baby, she and Victor had had a wonderful life. He added that he would only wait so long for Nikki to decide who and what she wanted. Nikki asked him not to rush her. Victor kissed her deeply. He told Nikki that he loved her, wanted her, and needed her. He said that once he left, he would not return to the ranch to see her. He said the next move was hers, and she shouldn't expect him to wait too long. Nikki was in tears when Victor left.
At Jill's request, Rex arrived at the Jabot office. Jill said she had great news, but she wanted Rex to promise not to tell Catherine. Rex guessed that Jill was pregnant and that she hadn't shared the news with John yet. Jill claimed she'd tell John when the time was right. Rex reminded Jill that John had been adamant that he didn't want to start a second family, and he asked Jill how she thought John would react to the news. Jill said it was possible that John would be happy, but Rex claimed that John would hit the roof.
Rex knew how much Jill had wanted a baby, but what she'd done could jeopardize her marriage. Jill didn't believe that would be the case. She said that John had felt guilty about having a vasectomy without consulting her. She said that John had known how much she wanted a child, and she believed things would work out. Rex said he had serious reservations about Jill's situation.
At the Abbott house, Jack told John how much Nikki appreciated being treated with respect, unlike the way she'd been bullied when she'd been with Victor. Jack said that the loss of their child had made their marriage stronger. John said that no one could love Nikki more than Jack did. Jill arrived and expressed her condolences to Jack on the loss of his and Nikki's baby. When Jill left the room, Jack asked if that had been Jill because she'd seemed almost pleasant. John said that Jill had been out of sorts for a while, but he was happy to see Jill back to normal.
Jack told John that he was surprised Jill had recovered so quickly from the news about John's vasectomy and that she felt their marriage could survive without kids. John said he regretted that he hadn't discussed the vasectomy with Jill before he'd gone ahead with it. Jack said he had to get home. John warned him that Victor was a formidable opponent. Jack claimed he was, as well. Jack and John hugged, and Jack left.
After Jack had gone, Jill returned and gushed to John how much she looked forward to being with John and spending time with him. Jill poured John a glass of wine. John asked if she wasn't going to have one, as well. Jill poured herself a glass. John said he was happy to see Jill happy again, but he wasn't surprised because she'd always been resilient. John asked Jill about her day. Jill said she'd had the best day, and she had wonderful news. She told John she was pregnant, and John froze. Jill said she'd hoped he would be thrilled.
John was less than thrilled. He said that Jill had known how he felt about having any more children. He thought she'd taken precautions. Jill said that precautions weren't always foolproof. John spat that they weren't foolproof when Jill had been trying to have a baby. He accused Jill of deliberately trying to get pregnant, knowing he didn't want any more children. John felt that Jill had deliberately deceived him, but Jill countered that John had deceived her when he'd had the vasectomy without informing her.
John reminded Jill that she'd known he didn't want to raise a second family. He said he'd reached a point in his life when he didn't want to raise another child because he'd known what was involved in raising a son or daughter. He said he'd looked forward to a time when he could enjoy the rewards of his years of hard work, and this child would change that dream. Jill claimed it wouldn't change their life that much. She asked what greater reward there could be than to create and nourish a new life.
Jill asked John not to be upset with her. John asked her why he wouldn't be upset with her when she had deliberately deceived him and done something she'd known he hadn't wanted. Jill asked if what she'd wanted didn't count for anything. John refused to discuss the situation any further, and he walked away.
Brad and Ashley were in Neil's apartment. Brad was annoyed with the designer because the project should have been finished. He and Ashley wanted to surprise Neil and Dru when they returned from their honeymoon. Brad gave the designer two more days to complete the project, and he wanted to see fur flying. Delighted, the designer rushed out to order paint. Brad called Neil and arranged for Neil and Dru to spend a few more days in Antigua.
In Antigua and on their honeymoon, Neil and Dru kissed. A hotel employee paged Mrs. Winters for a phone call. Dru laughed and told Neil there wasn't anyone on the phone and that she'd had herself paged because she loved being called "Mrs. Winters."
Neil apologized to Dru that he hadn't had time to upgrade his apartment for her, but Dru was unfazed and said that they would do it together. A short time later, Neil was paged for a phone call. Neil was skeptical, believing Dru had arranged it, and he was surprised to hear Brad's voice on the other end. Brad convinced Neil to change his flight and hotel booking and to stay in Antigua for a few more days. Brad told Neil not to worry about the cost because it would be covered, and he assured Neil that the Abbotts were fine with extending Neil and Dru's honeymoon.
Victor returned to his apartment, and he grumbled to Douglas about his constant trips to the ranch to see Nikki. He said he'd been trying to put a relationship together, but he wasn't sure if Nikki wanted it. He was irritated because he hadn't been able to see his children, and he felt he didn't have a family anymore. He said he had a son and daughter, but he needed an appointment to see them. In an attempt to lighten the mood, Douglas suggested that Victor should have more children. Douglas then alluded to Eve Howard's son, whom she claimed was Victor's son. Victor said he had his doubts about Eve.
When Victor was alone, he pulled out a piece of paper with Eve's name and number on it. He hesitated a moment, but then he called her. Victor asked when she would be returning to Genoa City. Eve claimed she would be arriving in Genoa City the following day. Victor asked her to come and see him and to bring a photo of her son. He warned Eve not to expect anything.
Once the call ended, Eve immediately called the airline and booked an 8:00 a.m. flight to Genoa City.
When Jack returned to the ranch, he checked the mail and was greeted by Miguel, who had been watering the plants. Miguel informed Jack that Nick was spending the night at his friend Christopher's, and Victoria was doing some research at the library and would return home after the library closed. Jack asked if Nikki had been alone. Miguel said that Ashley had been by to visit, and then he reluctantly told Jack that Victor had also been there to see Nikki. Jack wasn't pleased.
Nikki entered the room and asked why Jack hadn't let her know he was home. She said she'd been in her room, doing some thinking. Jack wanted to know what she'd been thinking about. Nikki sensed that Jack was in a strange mood. She said she'd been thinking about Jack. She said there had been a lot of regret about the loss of their baby. Jack said he wished he could change things. Nikki said she knew Jack wanted kids, but she also knew he wouldn't pressure her.
Jack told Nikki that he'd had a chance to talk to John, who had asked about her. Jack wondered how she was handling the loss of their baby. Nikki said she felt she'd let Jack down, but Jack assured her that she hadn't. Jack asked if there was more going on than he was aware of. He asked if Nikki was still happy with him.
Newlyweds Neil and Dru celebrate with family and friends
Neil and Dru were married at the Chancellor mansion. After their "I do's" and being pronounced husband and wife, everyone approached to congratulate them. Brad was the best man, and Olivia was the matron of honor. Jill, who was smiling and in a very happy and sociable mood, congratulated and complimented Dru on her wedding dress, and she commented on how happy Dru looked. After Jill walked away, Katherine approached Dru, who thanked Katherine for allowing her and Neil to use Katherine's home as their wedding venue.
Elsewhere, Rex and John commented on Jill's happy demeanor, and they both wondered why there was such a sudden change from her earlier moodiness.
Nate approached Olivia and Mamie. He kissed Olivia and asked if she was happy. Olivia admitted that she was. When Jill approached to speak with Mamie, Olivia and Nate walked away. Jill told Mamie she was very happy that Neil and Dru were married, and she told Mamie that it had been a lovely wedding and that Mamie had to be very proud of Dru. Jill said she was thankful that she'd been invited. After Jill left, Mamie walked over to John and asked him if Jill had had too much to drink. She explained that Jill had been downright nice and very friendly with her. John said he'd noticed the change in Jill's mood, but he didn't believe she'd had too much to drink.
Brad asked for everyone's attention because he said it was time for the best man to make a speech. When he had everyone's attention, he said that he'd been honored when Neil had asked him to be his best man. Brad spoke about Dru and Neil's initial meeting and how stormy that relationship had been at the outset, but eventually, they'd grown to love each other. He said that everyone could feel Dru and Neil's love and closeness. He wished Dru and Neil's hearts would remain as full of love as they were on their wedding day. He also wished them a long life filled with happiness. Brad toasted the bride and groom.
After Brad's speech, John asked Jill if she'd had too much to drink. Jill asked him if Katherine had told him that. She assured John that she hadn't had too much to drink. John stated that he was happy to see Jill's mood had changed. He commented on her moodiness earlier in the day. Jill smiled and cryptically stated that it was amazing how a visit to a doctor could change someone's mood.
Rex announced that it was time for the bride and groom to cut the cake. Everyone laughed when Neil put a huge piece of cake in Dru's mouth and Dru did the same to Neil.
After Neil and Dru had changed out of their wedding attire, they returned to the reception. Neil announced that it was time for Dru to throw her bouquet for all the single ladies in the room. Dru stood on the stairs, and with her back turned, she threw her bouquet. Lynn caught it and laughed. Lynn said that it was the second time she'd caught the bridal bouquet, and she hoped it would work that time.
Neil and Dru said their goodbyes to everyone, and as they left, everyone was there to throw rice on the newlyweds. Olivia and Nate thanked Katherine and Rex for having Dru and Neil's wedding in her home. Paul and Lynn approached and thanked Katherine and Rex for inviting them. Nate told Paul to get ready for the role. Paul asked what that meant. Olivia said that Lynn had caught the bridal bouquet, and they all knew how Paul's mother felt. They all laughed, and Paul told Lynn they needed to leave before Nate called the preacher.
Jill and John arrived at the Abbott home. Jill stated that she hoped John didn't mind leaving Dru and Neil's reception early. She commented that Neil and Dru had looked very happy and noted what a beautiful wedding it had been. John agreed and added that he couldn't get over Jill's mood change compared to her moodiness earlier in the day. He said he felt responsible for her mood because he hadn't discussed having a vasectomy with her and had only informed her after he'd had it done. He told Jill that he'd given a lot of thought to becoming a parent again, and he claimed it was too great a responsibility at that point in his life. He wanted Jill to understand how he felt. Jill said it wasn't necessary, but John insisted that they would talk about it later.
A short time later, after John and Jill had changed into their pajamas, John insisted that he had to explain to Jill how he felt about starting another family. John acknowledged that Jill wanted a child, but he could no longer give her one. Jill assured him that she was over him not telling her about the vasectomy, and she didn't want John to feel bad about it. She told John that she loved him, and they embraced. While she embraced John, she smiled, and the voice in her head wondered if she should tell John that she was pregnant. She decided to wait.
In their hotel room, Neil asked if Dru was okay with the hotel room they were in. He apologized and said that it was a far cry from where they would be staying while on their honeymoon. Dru said that she didn't care where they were as long as she was with him. She said she'd never been happier than when she'd heard him say, "I do." Dru told Neil that she wanted them both to consider their lovemaking as being the first time for both of them, and whatever had happened in the past didn't count. She said she couldn't remember a time when she'd been happier. They kissed as Neil gently lowered Dru onto the bed.
At the Legal Aid office, John Silva checked in with Christine and commented that he'd been under the impression that she had wanted to work from home. Christine informed him that there were some renovations being done in another unit, and because the noise of the hammering had been distracting, she'd decided to work from her office. She asked if John would be returning to the office soon, and he confirmed that he was on his way.
Christine received a call from her friend Hilary, who was on her way home from her vacation. Christine asked if she'd been able to erase Michael Baldwin from her thoughts. Hilary that she had for the most part. Christine explained to Hilary that when she got home later that evening, she should not be shocked when she saw that there was a guard standing outside her apartment door. Hilary asked if Michael had been there. Christine said he hadn't, but no one had seen him in New York, either.
Christine said the guard was there to protect her from Michael. Hilary said she couldn't imagine Michael ever showing his face around that building. She said Michael didn't know she was out of town, and if Michael knew that someone was watching over Christine, he wouldn't dare show his face. Christine said the guard was only a precaution, and she wanted Hilary to be aware of it.
Christine smiled and said she wanted to move on to a more pleasant subject. She teased that once Hilary's divorce was finalized, there was someone who would be perfect for Hilary. She said that Hilary had already met him a few times. Hilary wanted more information. At that moment, John Silva entered Christine's office.
Christine told Hilary she was certain Hilary would like him and that they would be good for each other. She said she would tell Hilary more later, and she ended the call. John asked Christine who she'd been talking to. With a mischievous smile, Christine told him she'd been talking to a friend of hers. John asked if Christine had been talking about him. Christine said she might have been. He asked if the friend had a name. Christine said she did -- and said, "Doesn't everyone?"
Christine and John discussed the Hodges case that was coming up for trial. Christine said it was a very weird case, and John claimed it should be an easy one to win. He said the whole thing was a mistake from the beginning. He said that Hodges had been arrested for driving under the influence; however, all his symptoms had turned out to be classic diabetic symptoms, and his blood sugar had been low. Christine said that Hodges had been driving erratically, and when he'd been pulled over, he'd been a bit incoherent. Christine told John that Hodges had refused to take a breathalyzer test. John said that was also typical for someone reacting to low blood sugar levels.
John asked Christine what her girlfriend looked like. Christine said she was brunette, beautiful, and intelligent. Christine jumped back into discussing the case while John smiled. Christine said that after having a glass of orange juice, Hodges had agreed to take a breathalyzer test and had been very cooperative. John added that he'd raised his blood sugar levels. Christine pointed out that the cops had claimed that Hodges wouldn't have passed the test had he taken it at the spot where he'd been picked up. John said that was the point where they would rely on the medical evidence. He felt they were going to win the case. Christine said she hoped so because they knew that Hodges hadn't been driving under the influence.
John asked Christine how old the beautiful, intelligent brunette was. Christine said she'd never asked her, but Christine thought her girlfriend was about the right age to have a relationship with a warm, terrific, bight, and attractive attorney. John asked if it would lead to a relationship, but Christine said that only time would tell. Christine wanted to get back to the Hodges case. John said she was doing fine, and he had to get to a meeting at the D.A.'s office. Before he left, he told Christine not to work too late.
After John left, Nina arrived. She invited Christine to go to a movie, but Christine said she would rather stay home and watch a video. She invited Nina to join her and watch a movie in her apartment. Nina accepted, and she said she would cook dinner. She asked for the keys to Christine's apartment so she could get a head start. Christine said that Nina didn't need to cook for her. Nina claimed she missed cooking since her mother had moved in with her, and she welcomed the opportunity. Nina left.
In the meantime, Michael was in the suite that adjoined Christine's. He was determined to access Christine's apartment by breaking through a brick wall. He tackled the brick wall with a hammer and chisel. When he stopped to rest, he recalled all the times he and Christine had kissed. He also recalled that the last time he'd kissed her, Christine had pushed him away and asked him if she had to have sex with him in order to keep her job at that law firm. Michael said she did. Christine had had Michael arrested, and he'd been found guilty of sexual misconduct.
Michael returned to the job at hand and tried to kick the brick wall in, but it wouldn't budge. He saw that he wasn't progressing, so he attacked the brick wall with a sledgehammer, and it began to give way. Michael laughed with sheer joy, knowing he would be in Christine's apartment very soon. He continued breaking the brick with the sledgehammer, and eventually, he was able to squeeze through the wall and into Christine's closet. He stood up and said that finally Christine would pay for every rotten thing she'd ever done to him. Michael slowly opened the closet door and looked around.