Marissa finally makes Lynne see that there is nothing they can do about Michael and Isabella, but Paul's head is still filled with thoughts of his ex-wife as he packs for California. Isabella is thrilled when Paul says he wants to have another baby, but worried that he only married her to have a family. At Chris' office, Michael is shock when Chris wants to elope to Illinois, but agrees, even though she admits it is connected to Paul leaving for California. Isabella offers Michael her congratulations when he calls her, but warns him against telling Christine the truth about their plans to break up Paul and Chris, because it will ruin both their lives.
Jack stops by Crimson Lights to ask about Cassie, and during a talk with Nick, the two discuss his confrontation with Victor, and his threats against Jabot. Jack has finally agreed with Nick about Victor's motivation and the recent acquisition of Satine. Jack is confident that he will be able to hold his own against Victor, but Nick warns him that his father often plays dirty. Elsewhere, Victor is questioning Phyllis' loyalty to Newman once again. She swears she won't let her marriage to Jack interfere with her job, and seal their deal with a hearty handshake.
Victoria is furious to find that Sharon has returned, and expects things to be the same as they were when she left. Victoria tells her to leave; Nick has moved on with his life. Sharon refuses to leave, and begs to see her daughter. Victoria reluctantly tells Sharon about what happened the day of Cassie's accident. Sharon again begs to see her daughter, and Victoria refuses...considering the circumstances, she wants Cassie to see a doctor first, to make sure everything is alright. A tearful Sharon agrees.moreless