Suspicious of ASHLEY’s desire to hurriedly marry off her and STITCH, ABBY is stunned when Stitch admits that he and Ashley confessed their love for each other during the fire. Shattered, Abby considers cancelling the wedding until Stitch and Ashley talk her around. Later, the stress causes Ashley to collapse unconscious.
JACK plans a press conference to short-circuit VICTOR’s lawsuit but Victor steps in and publicly calls Jack’s bluff, forcing him and the family to accept his demands for an out-of-court settlement. The deal plunges Jabot towards bankruptcy and Jack angrily sacks BILLY from the business in a desperate attempt to save his family’s legacy.
Outraged by NOAH’s actions, LUCA orders Victor to teach Noah a lesson for reporting his family to the Feds. Victor explodes at Noah for jeopardising the chance to resurrect Newman Enterprises while MARISA angrily dumps him, having seen Luca in a new light in Spain. Anxious to make amends, Noah convinces Victor to use him as a corporate spy to keep watch over Luca.
Billy gets into a drunken fistfight with Stitch as he argues with VICTORIA; CHELSEA is perturbed by ADAM’s overprotectiveness of SAGE; Adam begins paying Victor for his freedom; LILY considers the state of her marriage; Billy wants to invest in KEVIN’s new business venture; and HILARY begs DEVON to help her save NEIL from DR NEVILLE’s blackmail efforts.