Cass realizes the house is on fire while Nicole is in the shower. She has locked the bathroom door and he has to break it down to rescue her. Only a small part of the house is damaged in the fire and Cass tenderly takes care of Nicole. After an initial investigation, Adam says that it looks like arson. Nicole believes her father set the fire. Reginald is stricken when he hears the news and berates his assistant for almost killing Nicole. Cass advises Nicole to break away from her father completely. Jason pushes Reginald for the money. Reginald gives him $5,000, the first installment of hush money. Jason privately acknowledges that he doesn't know the full story of what Reginald did but he vows to find out. Amanda and Julie discuss the fact that the baby will permanently tie Amanda to a man who doesn't love her. Ada tries to give Amanda advice.