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despite our conversation the other day. I was angry. You made that very clear. But I love you, we’re family, and nothing’s ever gonna change that. Good. But auntie, you have to stop inserting yourself in my relationships. Hey, trina. Trina, how you doing? I’m okay. Yeah, okay. Yeah. Would you care to join us? Have csu do another sweep of the sub-basement. The bureau knows their stuff when it comes to criminals like peter august, but I would put my money on our forensics team any day of the week. Thanks. Hey. Hi. Do you have some time to grab a cup of coffee? I actually just went on my break and — no, I can’T. I’m sorry. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I’m sure you’re so busy with the peter august investigation. Well, when you come up for air, I’d love to get together. Maybe we can talk or — portia, I’m sorry, I — I can’t do this. Um… I know that you and curtis kissed. Nina: Hey. I didn’t expect to see you back so soon. I di dn’t expectto see you so soon. Yeah, I asked phyllis for a spare set of keys because I figured the least I can do is help open this place up.
[ Sighs ] What? Nothing. Oh, no. It’s definitely something. What is it? It just — it looks like you belong here. That’s all. Yes. Okay, how about a step?
[ Doorbell rings ] I’ve got it.
[ Sighs ] Mom. Hi, sweetheart. You look wonderful. Is everything okay? I — I don’t — what are you doing here? I came to see my grandson on his birthday.
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Jordan, I am so, so sorry. Portia, you didn’t do anything wrong. Curtis and i are getting a divorce. I’m just — I’m exhausted after a long day, and I don’t have it in me to be anything but honest about how I’m feeling. I — of course. I get it. I wasn ‘t really sure how to go about this, either — you know, how to talk to you about it. I was just hoping that we could chat before you and curtis spoke. When did he tell you? He didn’T. I saw the two of you together. I don’t want to interrupt your meal. I was just picking up some food before meeting my mom at the hospital. Oh, you’re not interrupting anything. We’re finished here, right? Yeah, I couldn’t eat another bite. And I have an errand to run anyhow. Thank you so much for this. Any time, aunt stella. Bye. Trina: Bye. So, um, portia tells me that she mentioned that she told you about us. So I got time, if you want to talk. Oh, like I said, I can’t stay. Are you sure? Because it looks like you got something on your mind. So, do you know if lenny is out of surgery already? No, but phyllis wants me to, you know, tend bar. She doesn’t want me sitting with her at the hospital waiting. Yeah, it’s one less thing for her to worry about. Yeah, and she also knows that I was trying to stop her from micromanaging the staff.
[ Laughing ] Yeah. That’s right. So was there any indication from the hospital of how serious lenny’s condition may be? No, they have to assess the growths on the pancreas before they can figure out what stage that the cancer is in.
If it’s cancer. Yeah. Yeah. But phyllis is hopeful, and thanks to you. But I don’t know if that’s a blessing or a curse. This must be the birthday boy.
[ Sighs ] He’s gotten so big.
[ Door closes ] Hey, uh, brook lynn, would you mind taking wiley to the den, please? Would I mind? I love this guy. Come, let’s go draw a picture for bailey. Let’s go. Can’t believe he’s 3 years old already. I can’t believe a lot of things. Hey, could you guys give us a minute alone with harmony, please? Of course. You know where to find us.
[ Sighs ] I’m sure you have questions. Just — just one. Why did you come back now?
I’m wrong, but I thoughtwe had buried the hatchet after everything that went down with your dad. We did. Honestly, there’s nothing major going on. I’m happy for you guys. Okay, I’m sensing that you’re anything but happy. Look, this thing between your mom and me, it’s new, and that’s the reason why I wanted us, you and me, to start out on the right foot. Is it, though? New? What do you mean? I just want to make sure you and the commissioner were over by the time you and my mom got together. What would make you think we weren’t? Go easy. Okay. Ow. Um… you — you saw us. At the savoy on opening night. I was there to — it doesn’t matter why I was there. It was late, and things were winding down — and you saw curtis and I kissing. Jordan, I’m so sorry. That has to be the worst possible way for you to find out something like this. I mean, it’s not like I was expecting an official memo or anything. It just caught me off-guard. Of course it did. I mean, curtis wanted to be the one to tell you himself that he was seeing someone.
[ Scoffs ] I knew that the two of you had kissed. I didn’t know that you were actually a couple now. How could hope be a curse? Well, I don’t know. It’s just, I was talking to lenny. He made it sound like I was setting phyllis up for a fall. Hey, can I trust you to keep something just between us? All you got to do is ask. Yeah, I know. That is true. You know, lenny’s hesitation about the surgery, it was less about the cost and more about giving phyllis false hope. Because it’s the pancreas? Yeah. The outcome of pancreatic cancer is often bleak. “Often” isn’t “always.” Yeah, I said the same thing to lenny. Right. But then he also made me promise that if we run out of options, things that we can do for him, that… I need to do whatever I can to get phyllis to recognize that. You think you can keep that promise? I don’t know. You know, sometimes hope is the only thing that gets you through, you know? It did for me. The hope that someday I would meet my daughter, it kept me going for years and years and years, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything, even though I know the outcome of the search. Because I never would have had my grandson in my life. Usually when you speak about wiley, you’ve got a happy smile on your face. And right now, you’ve got a sad one. It’s his birthday today. They having a party? Yeah. I’m missing it. I knew today would be full of surprises for wiley. I did not expect harmony to be one of them. I normally make it a habit to study up on those in my orbit. Ah. Of course you do. But I must confess to knowing next to nothing about willow’s family history. Why was it so upsetting for her when her mother showed up? Because harmony forced willow to join a cult where she got pregnant with the cult leader’s baby. Call me crazy, but that’s probably the reason. Willow, I’ve tried to explain this to you. Try again. My legal situation is complicated. Yes, I testified against shiloh, but I also pled guilty, which makes my release and my parole and all of those other things — forget your legal situation. Why today, mom? Why would you do this today? Because you’re my daughter. And as horrifically as I messed things up, I want to try and rebuild. You didn’t answer my question. Because today is important. It’s wylie’s birthday. It’s a day for family. And I was hoping that if I reached out today that you might be receptive. I just want to try to make things better between us. Harmony? Hello, chase. Did you invite her here? No. This was a surprise visit. And you honestly thought that that was a good idea?
I’m gonna stop talking, okay? Portia, it’s okay. It’s really not, though. You don’t owe me anything. But don’t I? Look, I know you and I had our issues in the beginning, but it meant a lot to me that we could be friends. Meant a lot to me, too. I hate that I’ve been a part of hurting you. You aren’T. Curtis and I ended because of us. It had nothing to do with you. I suppose it’s probably a pipe dream to think that we could maintain our friendship? Uh… [ Scoffs ] I don’t see how that could work out, at least not right now.
[ Elevator bell dings ] For what it’s worth, portia, I just want what’s best for curtis. And if you make him happy and the two of you are honest with each other, then… you and I are good. Sorry. Was that completely inappropriate? Nothing inappropriate about that, okay? And it’s something we have in common. Now, look, to answer your question — yes, jordan and i were long separated before I even thought about starting anything with your mom. Cool. Oh, my order’s ready. And thanks. For what? It feels good knowing that you and my mom weren’t sneaking around.
[ Sighs ] Well, I mean, that’s a good thing, right? You were invited. Oh, yeah, it’s a great thing. You know, I see it as an olive branch, and it means more to me than I can say. But to be honest, I’m really starting to question if what I am doing is the right thing. You mean by being in nixon falls? Go back. Go to the — listen, take the next commuter plane out of here, out of llanview, and just go there. Join the party.
[ Laughs ] There’s nothing you can do here with phyllis, I mean, in the next couple of days. Yeah, but, you know, the party’s probably almost over, and I will find another time to be with wiley. I will. You sure? Yeah. I want to be here for lenny and for phyllis. And… for you. Yes, you. I know how close you and lenny have gotten these past few months. You don’t need to worry about me. Oh, it’s too late.
[ Chuckles ] I love my grandson, mike. But there’s enough room in my heart for him and for you. You have to know that. Now I do. Yeah. Harmony was a member of the cult called dawn of day. Yes, I’ve heard of it. She was infatuated with the leader, shiloh. Willow’s father eventually left the cult, and he tried to get willow to leave, too, and shiloh had him killed. And made it look like a suicide. Willow didn’t know anything about it? Not until after she was forced to sleep with the guy. Forced how? She was raped? Pretty much. And he would drug the girls, so they were foggy about what was happening. Girls, plural. So this was a pattern? Oh, yeah. Yeah. How do you know so much about this? Because sonny’s daughter christina was one of the girls. Yeah, christina, she wanted to join the cult and she was ready to offer herself up to shiloh. And that’s when the family had to intervene. And in the fallout, we realized that shiloh had to be taken down, and the person who made that possible… is harmony. Chase: What are you doing here? Well, it’s my grandson’s birthday, so I thought — you thought wrong. First, you cause your daughter unbearable pain… I know I did. …And then the second you get out of pentonville, you’re playing messenger with cyrus renault. I wanted nothing to do with cyrus. He forced me. Michael: You might not be aware of this. I only know because jason was somewhat involved, but cyrus threatened willow. That’s how he got harmony to cooperate. I was protecting my daughter. Well, that would be a first.
Never, ever makeexcuses for anything that I did, but I love my daughter. What I was trying to explain is that I came here today because I thought it would be a good time to reach out and — and hopefully mend fences, or move in that direction, at least. You need to leave. Now. That’s it? You’re just gonna order me out of here? That’s right. Okay, hold on, hold on. I know this — everybody. I know that this has been a shock, and we could all use some time to process. It’s your call, willow, but you don’t have to make the decision right now. You know what? I’m sorry. The last thing I want to do is cast a shadow on today. But I’m here, okay? Next time, we’ll text. I just hope we can see each other really soon. Okay. Don’t let her get to you, okay? Today is gonna be a great day. Now, it’s party time. I don’t know about you guys, but I saw some birthday cupcakes in there that I can’t wait to eat.
[ Shakily ] Me too. Oh, shoot. Uh… what? I forgot one of wiley’s presents at the gatehouse. I’m just gonna run and grab it, okay? I’d go, but you’d be a lot faster. Be right back. I think I need a history lesson. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here. That psycho, heartless — I mean, how could she just show up like that and do that to willow?
[ Breathing shakily ]
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in a crib, and when he came back
to check on him a short time later, he wasn’t breathing.
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[ Sobbing ]
[ Crying quietly ] Jason: Harmony had to confront everything that she had done wrong — killing her husband, almost destroying her daughter’s life — and she figured the only thing she could do for willow is step up and take the stand. And she did. And she took responsibility for everything. And she went to jail in the process. Which she absolutely deserved. I’m not saying she didn’T. I’m not defending her actions. But as much as anyone can make amends for those kinds of mistakes, I think harmony did. And she helped fend off nelle when she resurfaced. She did everything in her power to let michael keep his claim on wiley. Well, obviously, it’s all up to willow, but I think harmony did something really horrible. Some things horrible. That she tried to make up for. For them. Not unlike a lot of people that have taken shelter under this roof. Mm. There’s also the cyrus thing. What, harmony was in league with cyrus renault? Unwillingly. They knew each other in prison, and cyrus threatened willow to get harmony to cooperate. But it’s like you said — it’s really up to willow how to handle this, and she’s well within her rights to not want anything to do with her mom. But you think she sincerely wants to make amends.
[ Sighs ] She wants to make things right. Sometimes that works, and sometimes you just have to accept that you can’t fix it, no matter how bad you want to. Well, I would love to stay for the party, but I can’t, so can you tell michael and willow? I don’t want to interrupt. Yeah, I’ll be happy to. I’m gonna stick around for awhile, but I can walk you out. I’m gonna go check on bailey. Thank you for coming. Yeah. Wish it had been more of a celebration, but oh, well. I’ll see you soon, okay? I’ll hold you to that.
[ Sighs ] You know, as much as I love that you’re here, you don’t have to stay for me, ’cause I can handle myself. Oh, I definitely know that, mike, more than you realize. But just because you can do something on your own and survive it doesn’t mean that you have to. Can I be honest with you? Mm-hmm. Lenny being sick hit me hard. Yeah, of course it has. When we were in the hospital in new york city, I was — I was like — I felt this…familiar pain, like a — like a memory.
[ Stammers ] What kind of memory? Lenny had gone to do some tests, and then I went out to the hall. And I saw this hat on the ground. I guess a patient left it, and I, uh — I picked it up. And I was hit with a flash, like… not a whole memory, but, like, a feeling that… …I was saying goodbye to somebody or like I was letting go. And it really — it really felt like I was — I was… remembering… …my family.
[ Line ringing ]
dr. Portia robinson.
If this is
a medical emergency,
please hang up and call 911.
Otherwise, leave a message,
and I will return your call
as soon as possible. Hey. Hey. I’m glad that I ran into you. Uh, I’ve signed the divorce papers and they’re in the mail, so it shouldn’t be long now. Well, I mean, you know, as long as we understand each other, there’s no rush. Except there is. I hear that you and portia have started seeing each other.
[ Cellphone beeps ] Dr. Robinson. Do you have a minute? That depends. Are you here to pass judgment on my character again? One of the perks of reaching a certain age is you get to pass judgment all you want and no one bats an eye. That was a joke.
[ Sighs ] Look, it was never my intention to make an enemy out of you. Believe it or not, all I want is to make sure neither you nor curtis gets hurt. And I can’t help but worry it’ll end up that way if the two of you pursue this relationship. Why would you think that?
Lord, forgive me,
but it’s for a good cause.
[ Sighs ] Because I have it on good authority that curtis’s marriage isn’t over just yet. Okay, so, that thing you were talking about back there, about wanting to fix the damage but not being able to. You were talking about britt. Look. It is what it is. It’s a whole set of circumstances that none of us asked for, you know? First, it was sonny, then our territory was vulnerable, then I get arrested. Because peter and cyrus set you up. Then the escape went wrong, and I couldn’t make the meetings to the five families. You did, carly, and you stepped up, but you also made yourself a target. Us getting married is to protect the family. It’s to protect each other. And I’m good with that, okay? I’m choosing that. But it comes at a cost for both of us. I know that. You’re right. It does come at a cost. And I know it’s really tough for britt, because she doesn’t know all the reasons. It doesn’t help me to talk about it, okay? Okay, but — but what? You’re still gonna talk about it? I don’t want you blaming yourself for something that was unavoidable. It’s not your fault. It doesn’t matter if it was my fault or not. Britt got hurt, and I’m the one who hurt her. Hey. How’s things going in here? It’s going great. Just drawing up a storm in here. Bailey is gonna love the picture that you made her. Speaking of, did you check on our sleeping beauty? I did. And? Still sleeping. Still beautiful. In other news, what the h-e double-l is going on in there? It’s a long, convoluted, and very sad story, but ultimately, willow’s mother did something really terrible that she wants to make amends for. Do you think she can? I don’t know. I’ve never met the woman. This is the first I’ve heard of the story. But I tell you what, it’s very easy for me to empathize, because the only thing worse than realizing how wrong you were to do something really, really terrible is when you do something really, really terrible that hurts your child. Hurting your kids? Valentin, you’re a great dad. Thank you. It wasn’t always that way. Charlotte worships you. Charlotte’s mother lulu and i fought mercilessly in and out of court for years. It was an enormous strain to put on charlotte. Bouncing back and forth, court-ordered visitation, social workers and psychologists. It was just such an enormous strain. She was caught in the middle, and I would never want to do it to her, but I made life so difficult. And… I stole time from her that she could have spent with her mother, getting to know lulu. I don’t know if she’ll get a second chance at that. And I don’t know how one makes amends for that. Well, looks like you’ve really turned your life around, at least as a father. Yeah. There was a time — at least there was a moment for me — where I realized what I was doing, and if I didn’t change, I was gonna lose her. So I decided to be a better dad for charlotte. And now bailey. Charlotte and bailey are the most important things in my world. And you are so important to michael and willow. And they’re not the only ones. I can think of somebody suspiciously missing from this party. Who? Somebody really special who’s gonna really enjoy talking to you, young wiley. Wow. Your family. Anyone in particular? I don’t know, ’cause the only flashes that I had were the ones — the blond woman in my dream, which I believe is you, and this one. So saying goodbye to someone… listen, mike, I need to tell you s– but you know what, the pain. The pain is real. What if the reason I didn’t want to look into my past is because I was afraid that… the people who loved me wouldn’t be there? Or my family, if I have one, is gone? You alright?
[ Softly ] Yeah. Those are the few unknowns, right? Yeah. Alright, I’m gonna get cleaned up. We got to open. Nina, what are you doing? What are you doing?
[ Cellphone rings ]
[ Sighs ] Hello? Hi, nina. It’s brook lynn. Hey. Hey, brook lynn. What — did something happen with that deception deal? Oh, no, no, no. It’s nothing about work. I’m actually here with wiley at his birthday party, and he wants to say hello. Oh, you are? Yeah, I would love to say hi to him. Okay, great. Can you, um, can you turn your camera on? We want to video chat so wiley can see your face. Chase: I feel so useless. Willow’s upset, and I can’t even go to her without someone helping me navigate this thing. Stop. We both know that’s not true. I’m sorry? I saw you in the den standing on your own two feet. You even took a step or two. Great job, man. Yeah, well, that’s about all I can take right now. A step or two, and wobbly ones, at that. Does willow know? Not yet. I was hoping to make more progress before I surprised her. Well, it seems to me that after the surprise your wife just got, that she could use a happier surprise, wobbly or not. Go to the gatehouse. Show her some steps. Give willow something to smile about. I can’t walk that far by myself. I suppose not. It’s a good thing you have a doctor to lean on. Hey. Hey. Uh… oh, I realized I still had to wrap the gift, and I couldn’t find the stupid tape. Is wiley upset? No, no. He’s fine. He’s surrounded by people who love him, so take as much time as you need. No, it’s just tape. It’s a lot more than that. Willow, I — I know how hard today has been for you. While you’re celebrating the anniversary of wylie’s birth, you’re also marking the anniversary of your baby’s death. That is a lot all at once, so… nobody blames you for needing to take a minute. I was just — I was already all over the place, and I — I opened that door, and my mom was there. It was just like… oh, my god, I’m grieving, thinking about him, how I only got to hold him the one time, and there’s harmony, the reason my baby even existed. I loved him so much. I know. And that doesn’t mean I love wiley any less. Willow, I know. I know. It just means that he was mine.
[ Voice breaking ] He was mine. And now he’s gone. And I don’t know how to feel about any of it. Yeah. Today was a hard day. And to have your mom show up on top of it is — I want to be happy. I want to laugh and sing and help wiley blow out his candles, and I was trying so hard, but all of a sudden, I just — I couldn’T. So I came here to wrap a present that doesn’t exist, telling you I couldn’t find the tape when it’s right here on the table, because it’s not fair to anyone, especially wiley, to see me grieve. It is fair. And even if it wasn’t, it’s how you feel, and that — that makes it real. Yeah. That means it matters.
I really wanted to tell you myself. Portia didn’t betray your trust. I figured it out on my own. And it’s okay. It is? My biggest motivation for signing those divorce papers was the realization that you are moving on with your life. We’re not together anymore, curtis, and that’s mostly my fault. The last thing I want to do is hold you back now that you are ready to move on. Wait a minute. Hold on. Are you saying that you wouldn’t have signed those papers if you thought that I wasn’t ready to move on? I understand that the divorce papers haven’t been processed yet. That’s one of the many reasons why curtis and i decided to take things slow. But if you have any more concerns, please, it’s best to go speak to your nephew about it.
[ Scoffs ] There’s no such thing as half-divorced, dr. Robinson. Meaning? Meaning don’t jump in head-first. Portia, you don’t want to be the other woman in curtis’s marriage the way you made him the other man in yours. Just tell wiley I said happy birthday again, okay? I will. I will. Alright, I’ll see you at home. You know, you’re way more optimistic about this harmony thing than I am. You’re worried? Aren’t you? I mean, you know, I do want to find out where she’s been and what she’s been up to. Look, if it’s her family that’s having her here, that’s great, but if harmony’s in trouble, if she’s susceptible to pressure or blackmail, then it’s better that we find out now. Yeah, I don’t have a lot of time right now, so maybe just get him on the phone and I’ll say happy birthday and that I love him. Look, I think it’s really important that wiley see your face. Things got a little tense here earlier, so he can really use a grandma pick-me-up. Okay. Of course, yeah. I can carve out a bit of time. Excellent. Okay.
[ Cellphone beeps ] Hi, wiley! Happy birthday!
to grandma nina!
Hi, grandma nina. Hey, did you get that forklift that I…sent you? Is that your grandson? Yeah. Wiley actually hasn’t opened up his gifts yet. He’s got a ton of them. I know he’s definitely up for the job, especially now that he knows
there’s a toy forklift
in one of the big
packages, right? Carly: Wiley, who are you talking to?
[ Gasps ] Willow?
[ Breathing heavily ]
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