Brad takes a journey, Noah and Eden are in trouble, and Ashley warns Victor!
Outside, Noah and Eden plot how they will get back to the bowling alley without Phyllis ever knowing any different. They discuss skating - Eden wants to skate just like her mother. Since there are no other kids around, Eden wonders if the cheerleading captain tricked her. Noah says to give it a little longer, and Eden produces a bottle of whiskey. They drink from it and balk at the taste. They discuss River bailing on her, and Eden wonders if he ever loved her. Noah says that Michael and Lauren will take good care of her. Eden's not sure they want her around - what if she's just an obligation? Noah then shares that his mom and Jack are getting a divorce, and Nick and Phyllis are fighting because of his mom. Eden asks how he would feel if his parents got back together. He says part of him might like it, but mostly he'd hate them for sneaking around like that.
At Restless Style, Phyllis and Nick tensely discuss advertising for the magazine. She asks who he saw on his business trip. He says that if Sharon was going to be there, he would have told her. She says he doesn't need to get so defensive. He apologizes and says he missed her. She returns the sentiment and they share an embrace.
Sharon stands at the door of the cabin, and asks Brad what he's doing there. He says he won't stay long, but he has something he needs to say - it may be the most important conversation of his life. Sharon lets him in. Brad says he's been soul-searching, and presumably she has too. Sharon agrees. Brad says he's made a lot of mistakes, but falling in love with her isn't one of them. He professes true love, and reminds her that they promised to always be friends. He apologizes for getting involved with Phyllis, saying that his judgment was clouded by the hope that she was available again. He offers to give Sharon anything she could ever want or need if she gives him the chance. Sharon admits she was furious about what he did, but accepts his apology. She says she only cares about him as a friend - she doesn't love him the way he loves her! She admits that the only person she's ever felt that way about is Nick. Brad asks how she felt when Nick betrayed her, reminding her that Nick strayed more than once. Sharon says she let him go when Phyllis got pregnant because she didn't want him to feel obligated. Brad says he wouldn't treat her that way, but Sharon says Jack also claimed that. Sharon says she needs something beyond security - she needs passion. Brad says they had that, but Sharon says with Nick it was different. She needs time to heal right now. Brad says he's sorry that it didn't work out with them, and he'd better get going, there's a bad storm coming in soon. He feels she's making a mistake, but she says she can't help how she feels. He says, "I'll love you 'til the day I die." After Brad leaves, Sharon reminisces about good times spent with him.
Victor and Nikki bicker at a table in the GCAC. He wants her to butt out of his business with Ashley and Abby, but accuses her of being unable to listen. Nikki says she wants to speak. He says that's what she does best - run her mouth! Nikki says it's her business when he neglects his 'first' family. She says Ashley is a big girl and can handle hearing the truth. He asks who she is to decide what the truth is? Nikki wants to end the conversation - she has too much on her mind. Victor is sorry to hear that Casey has cancer. Nikki says she's leaving on the red-eye tonight to be with her. Victor offers to call in a specialist. Nikki thanks him.
Michael and Lauren are at home discussing Katherine. He says she really seems to be the real deal. He then tells Lauren that he is torn over whether to make his guardianship of Eden permanent or not. Lauren assures him that Eden needs a strong father-figure who can set boundaries - he's perfect! Michael says he's more than happy to do it, but he wonders how Eden feels.
Victoria meets Nikki at the Club, and is disheartened to hear about Casey's condition. She asks when Nikki will be back, but she isn't sure. Nikki asks how Vikki is, and she says everything is fine, but Victor is on a rampage at work against Brad. Nikki remarks that she gave Ashley a reality check, but Vikki says to let her find out on her own.
Ashley arrives at Newman bearing fresh macadamia nuts for Victor. She tells him that Daniel is going to do their family portrait. Victor says he has to discuss some business with her before she leaves - about Brad Carlton. He warns that she may not like to hear it. He tells her he has asked Brad to resign his seat, and about the corporate espionage. She warns him that if he goes public, it will hurt Abby. Victor has no reply, and takes a business call. She waits, and presses Victor to understand that Abby would be devastated, not only by what Brad has done, but by the fact that Victor is the one crucifying him! She tells him there won't be enough Arabian horses in the world to undo the damage! Ashley asks for a chance to convince Brad to resign quietly.
Still at RS, Phyllis remarks on the tense air between her and Nick. As they start to discuss it, Nikki comes in and breaks the news about Casey. She apologizes for leaving them in a lurch, and has to go see Paul. Phyllis says not to worry and have a safe trip. After Nikki leaves, Nick asks where Noah went. Phyllis fills him in, and Nick makes a call - no event at the bowling alley! They realize Phyllis has been 'had', and Nick calls Michael. He tells Michael that since he and Phyllis failed to get the pertinent information, they have no idea where Eden and Noah are - and there's a storm coming in!
Nikki meets with Paul and tells him about Casey, and her decision to leave. Paul asks if there is anything he can do, and Nikki asks if he wants to 'skip dinner'! Paul grins and agrees. They head to bed, where they make love, and Paul tells her he'll miss her like crazy.
Nick and Phyllis arrive at Michael and Lauren's house and bickering ensues about who is responsible for the situation. Michael and Nick decide they'll go looking for the kids, while Lauren and Phyllis wait at home. Phyllis says she's sorry to Nick, who says he just hopes they're not doing anything stupid!
Noah and Eden are making out, but she stops him, saying that it's too cold for clothes removal! He says it's time to begin her skating lesson. Noah gets on the ice, but Eden protests that he is going too far. Suddenly, the ice begins to crack!
Out on the road, Brad experiences car trouble.
Next on The Young and the Restless:
Jack tells Ashley that there is no way Brad will ever agree to let Victor raise his child - and he doesn't blame him!
Phyllis says to Lauren, "The kids are out in a blizzard and it's my fault - go ahead and say it!"
Noah calls for help, and Brad hears!
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