Nikki marries Deacon, Vikki learns her mother is a suspect, and Victor digs himself in deeper.
In Las Vegas, Deacon and Nikki get married. Deacon kisses his bride.
In the holding room, Michael tells Victor that the second autopsy confirmed blunt force trauma killed Diane, but the drug was found in her bone marrow. He adds that they found Victor's fingerprints on the syringe case.
Nick and Avery argue at Crimson Lights. She tells him she has no interest in being added into his rotation of women with Phyllis and Sharon.
At the ranch, Adam places a ring on Sharon's finger and they gaze at each other.
Phyllis is with Ricky at the Club. She assures him he won't get caught - she's got this covered, and it will pay off for both of them.
At home, Vikki yells at Billy that this is the worst thing he could have done. She orders him to get out!
10 Minutes Earlier...
Nick finds Avery at Crimson Lights and apologizes for storming out earlier. He says he found Sharon with Adam and she wasn't trying to help Victor - they just looked like they wanted to jump each other. Avery confronts him about being jealous of Adam and Sharon. He says it's just about Faith, but she disagrees. She says she knew he wasn't completely over Phyllis, but he's not even over Sharon!
Sharon arrives at the ranch and Adam explains he was there getting some files. He compliments her on how she handled Nicholas earlier, and apologizes for the wedding ceremony debacle in jail. He pulls out her ring and says he'd give anything for her to wear it again.
At the jail, Michael learns that Ronan has been let go from Diane's case. The new detective gives him the autopsy results.
In a room in Vegas, Nikki drinks as Deacon tells her he's a lucky man, and it's time to get married.
In their living room, Vikki is angry with Billy about believing a rumor. He says he just wanted to warn her. She looks at her phone and sees that Restless Style has printed 'Nikki Newman Accused of Murder'.
Twenty Minutes Earlier...
At home, Vikki and Billy argue about her mother being a suspect. Billy feels Victor wouldn't confess to a murder he didn't commit unless he was protecting someone. He also suggests Nikki may be drinking.
Paul is with Victor in the holding room. They discuss Nikki, and Paul says he won't let her down. Victor's counting on it. Paul asks for the whole story. Victor says he just wants him to look after her.
Deacon arrives in a hotel room with a wedding dress for Nikki, who is drinking vodka. He reminds her how good they used to be together.
On the patio at the coffee house, Sharon and Nick argue about Adam. She accuses him of using Faith to punish her. Nick says she'll have to have supervised visitation. Sharon says she'll take him back to court and win. Avery watches her walk out.
Thirty Minutes Earlier...
Adam arrives at the ranch and the maid places a parcel for Sharon on the table. Adam phones Nikki and leaves a message about getting Nick to butt out of Newman.
On the patio at Crimson Lights, Nick confronts Sharon about seeing Adam after she'd sworn not to. She says there was a reasonable explanation each time. Avery eavesdrops.
Billy and Vikki sit on their sofa. She admits that Nikki was missing from rehab the night Diane was killed. Billy worries that the police know, and that's what sparked Victor's confession.
At the jail, Paul tells Victor that the timing of his confession is suspect - right as Ronan was about to arrest Nikki.
In Las Vegas, Deacon exclaims to Nikki about how great their room and the city is - he grew up there. Nikki phones down for a bottle of vodka.
Forty Minutes Earlier...
As Vikki and Billy enter their house, she tells him her father wants her to say she saw him kill Diane. She wonders who he is covering for. Billy tells her what Ricky told him about Nikki being a suspect.
Paul runs into Ricky at the Club. They agree to get together soon. Phyllis appears and wants to talk to Ricky about settling their legal issues - she has something in mind.
At Crimson Lights, Michael and Avery agree it was a long shot that Sharon could trick Adam. Avery grumbles that Nick keeps interfering. Michael talks about the Nick/Sharon dynamic - he knows all about it as Phyllis's friend. They argue about her representing Daisy, and Michael is very blunt. Sharon and Nick enter the patio and Avery moves to listen as they bicker about Adam. Nick scoffs to Sharon that if he hadn't shown up they'd be in bed together by now.
Four Hours Earlier...
Michael and Avery meet at Crimson Lights. She tells him about Sharon's plan to get Adam on tape admitting he was lying for Victor. She muses that Nick loses it at the idea of Sharon being anywhere near Adam.
At Newman, Nick tells Sharon this will be the third time she's lost her daughter because of Adam. Adam says Sharon is an excellent mother and Nick isn't going to separate them again. Sharon says that's right - she won't let him. Nick says, "Try me."
At Restless Style, Billy tells Ricky the idea of Nikki killing anything larger than a cockroach is laughable. Ricky says he's trying to show he can get the big story. Billy asks him to leave.
In the holding room, Vikki asks Victor who he's protecting. He says he's guilty. The new detective on the case shows Vikki out. Victor asks the detective if the money was transferred to her account. She nods. He asks if she's got something for him. She pulls out the syringe case and Victor puts his prints on it.
At the ranch, Deacon tells Nikki she didn't kill Diane - she tried to save her from Victor and Victoria. He suggests that he'll keep the secret if Nikki will just be sweet to him like she used to. They're going to Vegas, or he's going to the police.
In the holding room, Michael asks Victor how his prints got on the syringe case, and warns he's digging himself in too deep.
In Vegas, Nikki pulls away from Deacon's kiss. He chuckles and gets a photo taken to send to the tabloids.
Sharon hands Adam back his ring at the ranch. She says she can't do this and leaves.
Nick catches up with Avery outside Crimson Lights and kisses her passionately.
At the Club, Phyllis assures Ricky this will play out how she says as long as she doesn't tell anyone where he got the pass codes to the Restless Style website. He leaves, and Michael appears. Phyllis says she and Ricky came to an understanding.
At home, Billy tells Vikki he has no idea how the article about Nikki got online. She apologizes and worries about her mother, saying she couldn't have killed Diane.
Sharon is visiting Victor when her phone beeps. She tells Victor that Nikki just married Deacon Sharpe.
Genoa City Spoilers for Next Week on The Young and the Restless:
Deacon tells Nikki she's his wife. He expects her to act and look like it in every way.
Ronan asks Phyllis if she wants to go rogue with him and figure out who Diane's murderer is.
Nikki stands in front of Victor and says, "I can explain."
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