I found the episode’s ending was really the worst with that Nick & Jack conversation and then Phick acting naughty.
It would have been far more interesting if after Jack’s confession a confused Phyllis suddenly passionately kissed Jack; Nick sees this from afar, and promptly gets totally wasted and blurredly he sees red head in the bar; thinking it’s Phyllis and invites her back to his room and they have sex. Nick wakes up in bed to find he had sex with Sally, a la Grace all over again even if the plot is tired. At least it would provide more small scale yet high stakes drama.
Oh well, I suppose if Thudley was writing Y&R we would have a scene of Nick encouraging Phyllis to sleep with Jack for a night so he won’t feel lonely.