At home, a still emotional Lauren expresses her relief to Michael about Scott being safe. Michael giggles at her fussing over her adult son. Suddenly, Lauren realizes Scott’s not in his room. Michael soothes that he needs space and urges his frantic wife to give him time. Paul arrives to welcome Scott home, and realizes something’s wrong. Michael updates him and then steps out to take a call. Paul commiserates with Lauren’s worries her son will walk back into danger. Michael returns and the men exchange a look as Lauren continues to stress.

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Chloe confronts Kevin at Crimson Lights about his absence from home. He reveals he went to the Middle East to save Scott Grainger. Chloe marvels as he tells the story. Kevin feels he’s different now. At the counter, Sharon teases Faith about trying coffee and remarks on how much things have changed since she and Nick owned the place. Faith-Sharon-CL-YR-CBSTalk turns to Nick dating Chelsea. The girl snaps that she can’t be happy for him when her mom’s alone. Sharon assures Faith she’s comfortable living her own life and is a whole person without a relationship. Faith admires her mother and muses that Dylan shouldn’t have left. Sharon shares that she’s going to take courses at the university, which amuses her daughter.

In The Underground’s office, Nick kisses Chelsea and talks about buying a lake house, getting out of the bubble, and limiting his father’s influence on the kids. Nick-Chelsea-freaked-out-YR-CBSHe senses Chelsea is thinking about Adam and apologizes. Chelsea sighs – she’s the one who’s sorry. Nick realizes she’s freaked out. Chelsea assures him they’re in the same place. Nick whispers that when he thinks about his future he absolutely sees her in it. They share a tender kiss.

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Scott appears in Victor’s office and bluntly informs him neither he nor his mother can pay him back. Victor shrugs it off. Scott asks, “Why’d you do it?” The Mustache chuckles at the idea his issues with Michael would matter during a crisis, and reveals that he admires Scott’s writing and him putting his life on the line. Scott-Victor-office-YR-CBSScott wants his help saving someone else. Victor assures him it’s already being done. Scott is frantic with concern about the driver and feels he should go back. Vic seems to talk him out of it, and agrees to keep him posted. Later, Nick arrives. Victor assumes he wants him to talk to Faith about Chelsea, but Nick asks him not to interfere at all. His father enthuses about his ‘ready made family’ and Nick cautions one day at a time.

Kevin and Scott meet at Crimson Lights and discuss the missing driver. Kevin is appalled his friend wants to go back. Scott shrugs that Genoa City doesn’t feel like home and maybe it never will. Kevin introduces Scott to Sharon when she stops by. She remembers him and asks how long he’s staying. Kevin takes her aside and advises her to be thankful she hasn’t heard from Dylan, as that’s good news. After, Scott reveals he lost his job due to being compromised. Nick arrives and teases Faith, who announces she’s going to be a whole person like her mom when she grows up. Nick admires Sharon along with their daughter.

Chloe finds Chelsea mooning about Nick at the penthouse. She realizes they had sex and giddily presses for details, and squeals when Chelsea confides it was amazing. Chloe senses guilt in Chelsea and earnestly urges her to embrace this or be left with regret. Later, Victor shows up and warns her to take the secret to the grave with her. When Chelsea questions if she can go along with it, Victor cautions her to think about the consequences to their boys. He leaves Chelsea unsettled.

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Scott arrives at home, where Lauren fusses over him. She’s ecstatic when he says he will stay for a while, though dismayed he was fired. Scott goes to shower and Michael hugs Lauren. He takes another call, and Paul warns Lauren cautiously that Scott may still want to leave.

Kevin gets into his car, and Chloe jumps in the passenger seat demanding to know all the things she doesn’t know about him. She’s turned on by his badass side and things turn passionate.

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– Candace Young