At the club, Nikki chooses diet cola over wine - then fiddles with the mini bottle in her purse as Victor and Diane approach (to needle Nikki that they're out on a date - just the two of us) Dining alone I take it? Diane digs some more. Jack arrives on cue to save Nikki - blaming his tardiness on traffic. Nikki covering her surprise, Jack'd invite them to join him and Nikki - but was hoping for alone time. Dining with Jack is the last thing Victor would want to do.
Shown into the honeymoon suite (the only one available), Nick and Phyllis aren't pleased to be stuck there for the night (as Adam's likely already hooked up with Sharon). He planned it (and played them a fool) perfectly - and is likely laughing his butt off right now.
Adam's in a diner - getting directions to the Shuteye Motel (and leaving Sharon a message - almost there - we'll be together soon). In her car, Sharon listens to the message, and frowning, she hits 'delete'. Out of the car now! she's startled to find a woman aiming a gun at her.
Jack taunts Victor right back. He doesn't know where Phyllis is? Odd - since his wife was so eager to tell him. She's in St Marten - with Nick. Yes, together - according to Diane (who jumps in to say she can speak for herself). If Nick wanted them to know he was chasing Adam, he'd have told his parent's himself, she figures. The soul of discretion, Jack quips sarcastically. Enjoy yourselves, Victor leads Diane off (leaving Jack and Nikki to grin about getting under Victor's skin).
At their table, Victor thinks Jack irrelevant - and when did Diane talk to Nick? Explaining her reason for calling Nick, Diane didn't even know Summer wasn't in town (see how little she talks to Nick?). Their kids are friends. She's not hiding any relationship with Nick (and what about him and Nikki?). Reminding Victor that he once divorced her to marry Nikki, you don't see Diane issuing ultimatums. That said, she didn't appreciate coming home to find them bonding over Faith - Diane KNOWS there's still feelings there. If anyone needs to come clean, Diane figures it's Victor. Perhaps you're right, he agrees.
Phyllis in a robe, Nick's on the phone ordering room service (hoping chocolate cheesecake will make Phyllis less 'crabby'). Her clothes in a bag to be laundered, Phyllis suggests Nick add his. No, she's not just trying to get him naked. Food, rest and clean clothes will let them focus on finding Adam. Gorgeous view - the beach, Nick clarifies - can't we just get along?
While Adam's getting no answer at the door of room #7 - and wondering where she could be, Sharon's having her jewelry stolen at gunpoint. The woman's partner in crime comes along to admire the 'pretty little thing'. Ordered to count backwards from 500, Sharon's left on her hands and knees - as the pair make off with her car.
Back at the club, Diane DOES have an issue with Victor and Nikki (who lets herself into THEIR home with her key). Victor agrees that's not appropriate - but claims she only came by to bring Faith. Let's be honest - Diane's not asking him to cut all ties - but at least acknowledge that Nikki's his 'back up plan'. Diane's committed to this marriage - but isn't sure Victor is (not when Nikki's around). Nothing to worry about, Victor assures she's mistaken about his commitment. Thinking Victor suspicious and annoyed, Diane has to wonder why on earth he wanted to marry her.
At a nearby table, Nikki questions Jack's cavalier attitude regarding Nick and Phyllis being in the Caribbean. Things are indeed going well between Jack and Phyllis. No - Nikki's not saying Jack SHOULD worry - but Nick and Phyllis had an intense marriage. And break up, Jack reminds. Still, them being alone on a romantic island is NOT a good thing, Nikki persists. OK - so the same thing's crossed Jack's mind.
Now both in robes, Nick and Phyllis enjoy dinner (and wine) on the balcony. What a beautiful place to get stuck, both agree.
At the Shuteye Motel, the manager has little info for Adam (whom he lets into room #7) Now alone, Adam searches for clues - but somehow manages to miss the three envelopes propped on the table (for him, Faith and Noah). Meanwhile, a distressed Sharon's stranded on the side of the road.
Yes, Diane DOES sometimes feel like a nuisance. Victor's sorry if he gave Diane the impression that the marriage was a mistake. Frankly, being rejected by his children was painful - he appreciates Diane's compassion (and that she doesn't judge him). Diane IS wanted. Kissing her hand, Victor now asks HER to be honest (in why she married HIM).
Jack felt more than a twinge of jealousy (after all, Phyllis DID cheat on him with Nick) - but he must trust her. He won't torture himself. Nick respects you - he wouldn't cross the line, Nikki's sure they're both focused on finding Adam.
Chatting over wine, Phyllis thinks Nick should thank Sharon. If it weren't for her, he'd never go anywhere (here, New Orleans, Paris). They joke about him saving Sharon - the mother of his children blah blah. But Phyllis can't possibly think Nick still loves Sharon (after all she's done). Phyllis doesn't think he's in love with Sharon - but knows he cares for her (which she can't live with). But since they're no longer married, she doesn't feel owed any explanations. Nick wishes he were less selfish when married to Phyllis (whom he put through a lot - but loved). Their marriage falling apart was one of the toughest things Nick's ever had to deal with. Suddenly fixated on playing cards, Phyllis scurries inside - to gulp her wine and look deeply effected by Nick's words.
Still in room #7, a concerned Adam leaves a 'call me' message for Sharon. Finally spotting the envelopes, he picks up the one addressed to him.
Knowing it won't make sense to Victor, Diane admits she always wished for a do-over with the man who showed up just when she needed him most - with a wave of his hand he solved all her troubles. Ignoring that she's the town pariah, Victor gave Diane a job, a home. Swept off her feet, Diane knew she'd never find a better man to marry her. Let's get the hell outta here, they agree.
Talking about Noah, Nikki falters at the sight of Victor and Diane leaving. Her dirty look aimed only at Diane, Jack can't believe she's not over Victor (who's leaving With. His. WIFE). Nikki agrees she'll need to get used to it - now, where were we? Who knows? Nikki's now focused on the sight of Victor's hand on Diane's lower back (as he escorts her out).
Back on the balcony - with cards, Phyllis challenges Nick to a game of Crazy 8's. The winner gets the bed, the loser sleeps on the sofa.
Adam reads Sharon's letter (as she arrives at a diner). She can't go on living like this - and will never get over letting down her children (who can't live with the shame of having a mother in prison) - or thinking she chose a life on the run (with Adam) over THEM. So, she's disappearing from their lives (and seated at the diner, is ordering a sandwich). Adam continues to read - start over without me - reclaim your life. Sharon will always love and miss Adam - but this is good bye (which brings a tear to his eye).
Having the ranch to themselves, Diane suggests wine. Realizing he made Diane feel unwelcome in THEIR home, what can Victor do to make it up to her? Look at her like that - hold her like this ~kiss~ We're good together, they agree ~kiss~
Now at the bar, Jack joins Nikki for ginger ale. Both wish Victor wasn't on her mind. Watching the bartender pour, Nikki quickly excuses herself to the ladies room (leaving a pretty young woman to hit on Jack).
Beating Phyllis 7 out of 10 rounds, Nick thinks he's won. Alas no - now it's a game of 'Slap'. Sitting across from one another on the bed, words like 'excited' and 'premature' lead to an impulsive and passionate kiss - both robes coming off.
The waitress striking up conversation, Sharon, avoiding eye contact, claims she won't be in town long. Meanwhile, Adam puts Faith's letter back in it's envelope. All three go into his pocket when the manager comes to report an accident - involving a car that sounds like the one his fiance was driving.
Things getting hot n heavy between Victor and Diane. But, he's thinking about Nikki - she's thinking about Nick.
Discreetly throwing out her little empty bottle, Nikki answers a call - while, at the bar, Jack correctly guesses which Jabot perfume the young hussy's wearing (using the ole sniff test). How about they continue this game upstairs in her suite? Hearing Jack's in love with someone, the lady declares her a lucky woman (and sashays off leaving Jack looking pleased with himself that he's still got it). Unfortunately (for Jack), the woman he loves is being mounted by Nick.
As Adam drives along the dark road, Sharon hears a news report of the fatal accident - a found driver's license bears a striking resemblance to fugitive Sharon Newman (who's making all sorts of odd faces at the diner). Pulling up to the accident, Adam jumps out of his car. And as Sharon exits the diner, Adam surveys the scene. Devastated, he crumples to his knees (as the emergency crew work amidst the wreckage).
Next: Billy questions Daniel - did Daisy give birth in Genoa City? ... What's wrong? Nick asks. It's Sharon, Phyllis replies - she's dead ... Diane behind him, Jack shouts at a crowd at the ranch (Nikki, Abby, Vikki, Daniel, Neil, Ashley)- how many times does he have to hurt the people you love before you'll give up on that jerk!?
My Thoughts: Phyllis thinks Paris was 'great'? Isn't there where she witnessed Nick kissing Sharon? ... The manager didn't know if Sharon was coming back? Well - did she check out and leave the key? ... Pot meet kettle - Nikki thinks NICK's the one who has problems leaving things in the past? .... Diane's committed to her marriage alright - at least until the prenup's capped off in 10 years ... Hey, it's me, Adam says. Duh - who else would it be? Who'd think Sharon would be stupid enough to take her cell phone (since Adam has the money for a jet, you'd think he'd have given Sharon one of those disposable phones - or an untraceable one. Surprising others haven't just tried calling Sharon's cell ... God, I wish Phyllis would pull her dress up over her bra ... Oh look - Nick's got his usual black boxer brief's on. Since he's had em on for at least 2 days, you'd think they'd be the first item tossed into the laundry bag ... Did Sharon write Adam's letter in big bold print - to help the 'legally blind' boy read it? Didn't he once need chauffeuring around by a driver? Now he's able to drive along a dark and unfamiliar highway? AND squinting at the radio, he's able to change the channels. He must be blind - how else did he miss the 3 envelopes displayed so prominently ... Running from the law (that will throw her in prison for 20 years if caught) Sharon (in the lamest 'disguise' EVER) goes to eat at a diner? Adam didn't throw some non perishable snacks in her getaway bag? Wouldn't a McDonald's drive thru be less risky? Looking like she just stepped out of an 80's Def Leppard video, she doesn't exactly blend in. Poor thing - getting robbed - AND being asked to count backwards. If the robbers snatched that huge diamond from her finger, I guess Sharon's sorry she put it back on. Bet they didn't steal her phone tho.... Who's Diane to judge Phyllis' parenting? (when she hasn't seen her kid in days either) - not that she doesn't have a point ... Euuw - sure didn't need to see a 'passionate' kiss between Victor and Diane (made even worse by flashbacks of him makin' hay with Nikki - and her with her stepson) ...The tramp hittin on Jack's gotta be half his age - and when would she have seen HIS photo in RS? Or is Jack appearing in Jabot's ads now - maybe he's their new Fresh Face. I guess the bimbo wouldn't have recognized Jack from his brief stint as State Senator?? He'll wish he didn't turn the offer down when he learns the 'lady he loves' slept with his former stepson .... Phyllis 'crabby'? Is Nick saying she has crabs? .... I wonder what special the GCAC's serving that has Victor's name written all over it - JERK chicken?