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Phyllis: Alright. We can talk now. Let’s talk.

Nick: What was that downstairs, slamming your computer shut so I wouldn’t see what you were working on?

Phyllis: I’m trying to protect you.

Nick: Protect me from what? We agreed to be partners in crime. You need to tell me everything that you know. Have you learned anything new about tara and sally targeting summer?

Phyllis: I’m past that.

Nick: You are?

Phyllis: Yeah, definitely. I’m following up on a tip that lauren gave us downstairs about tara’s shoe company holding back on their financials to fenmore’S. You and I both know there’s a reason for that, and I’m gonna find out what that reason is.

Nick: Well, it sounds like you’re reaching, because what does tara selling her company to lauren have to do with summer? She doesn’t work at fenmore’s anymore, and she never had any professional dealings with tara.

Phyllis: Well, they got al capone on tax evasion, so whatever it takes, you know?

Nick: Okay. So you plan on hacking into her accounts and going through her business records. I’m sure the da’s wife is gonna enjoy hearing that.

Phyllis: Well, only if we find something incriminating. And in that case, she’s gonna be happy.

Nick: You hope.

Phyllis: Listen, I haven’t done anything yet. See? Mainly ’cause I can’t get through tara’s firewall, but trust me, I’ll get in. You can count on that.

Tara: I am in a no-win situation here. Someone is lying about me.

Jack: So you have said.

Tara: My money’s on phyllis, although it could be sally. But since you’re fond of both of them, it doesn’t really matter what I say because I’m gonna offend you either way.

Jack: Those two can take care of themselves. My concern is you. And my primary objective here is to make sure harrison isn’t subjected to unnecessary drama.

Tara: You have a funny way of showing it. Repeating all these hurtful accusations.

Jack: Tara, you’re not listening to me. I am not accusing you of anything. I am inviting you to trust me enough to tell the truth. I got the sense there was something you wanted to tell me. Was I wrong about that?

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Summer. Hi. How are you? It’s so good to see your face.

Summer: Um…[Stammers] Kind of confused, actually. That message that you left me was pretty cryptic.

Kyle: Yeah, there’s a reason for that. This isn’t the kind of thing you text about.

Summer: Okay, well, whatever it is, I don’t — I don’t really think that I need to hear it.

Kyle: W-w-wait. What?

Summer: Kyle, look, we said our goodbyes. Okay? I don’t know if it’s such a good idea that you and I talk. It’s gonna make it harder for both of us to move on.

Kyle: Wait, so this is hard for you, too?

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: I assume you’ve been in touch with sutton’s lawyers about the recording I made.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Uh-huh. Well, his sense is that the remarks his client made regarding richard nealon’s death, they don’t comprise a confession. In fact, they don’t establish guilt of any kind.

Amanda: Well, it figures that’s the position they would take.

Michael: That’s not all. It’s pretty clear they’re going to use the same legal strategy that you proposed before — in essence, trying to increase doubt by deflecting attention to possible suspects at newman and elsewhere.

Amanda: That is infuriating. My own argument’s being used to defend the man who had my father killed.

Michael: I take it you haven’t made any headway with your mother or you would have mentioned it.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] God knows my sister and I have tried. Naya refuses to acknowledge that sutton could be guilty. She’s even holding out hope that you won’t press any charges. Is that a possibility?

Michael: I intend to pursue this case.

Amanda: Okay.

Michael: But unless we find more substantial evidence, I cannot guarantee that I’ll be able to get the charges reinstated.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Hey, hey, hey. After all, it is me, right? So you hang in there, amanda.

Amanda: I will try.

Michael: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Amanda: Imani, it’s me. Are you with naya right now? Good. I need to do something for me.

Ashland: You know, maybe this is all happening too fast, but i don’t care. Hell, I love that it’s happening so quickly, because only god knows how much time we have together. And the one thing I know for sure is I want that time to be glorious and I want to spend every moment of it with you, the woman I love. So, victoria newman… will you marry me?

Ashland: There you are.

Victoria: Hey. Where were you?

Ashland: I was meeting with a realtor about getting my various homes on the market. I took my time to give you a chance to absorb the shock of my proposal.

Victoria: Who was more surprised, I wonder, me or you?

Ashland: Let’s call it a draw. The impulse struck, and I felt no need to hold back, because i knew you wouldn’t either. You’ll give it to me straight, even if you’re thinking this is sheer lunacy on my part.

Victoria: Yes, I will.

Ashland: So let’s hear it. What are you thinking? Your heart is at the heart of everything you do.

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Victoria: I’m not really sure how to react. I mean, you caught me off guard.

Ashland: My unpredictability tends to work to my advantage in business, but that might not be the case here. Even if you decide that marriage is out of the question, I won’t regret asking. It’s so exhilarating to feel the hope and the possibility and the adventure instead of the limitations of this damn disease.

Victoria: And I want that for you — that —

Ashland: Optimism.

Victoria: Yes. But we can’t ignore reality.

Ashland: No, we can’T.

Victoria: In terms of logical factors that support making a move like this, given the circumstances, I can’t really think of very many. But logic didn’t bring us to this point. We kind of threw caution to the wind — not that I have any complaints.

Ashland: But you will, though. Even if you don’t voice them. That day is coming. And this will likely all end in tears, as they say.

Victoria: In the meantime, this whirlwind romance of ours has really been the best, most intense thing that’s ever happened to me. And I don’t really want to rein myself in either. In case I wasn’t clear, that’s — that’s — that’s a yes.

Ashland: Did you say yes?

Victoria: Yes. [ Chuckles ] Yes.

Nick: Look, you are probably right about tara’s financial records being shady.

Phyllis: But probably?

Nick: I’m just concerned that this could just really backfire on you.

Phyllis: How?

Nick: It’s one thing to fly out to la and talk to all these people who know sally and to borrow her phone and send a fake text, but to hack into someone’s hard drive — it’s next-level and it puts you at risk.

Phyllis: I’ll be careful.

Nick: Careful may not cut it. If this gets out, if tara and sally find out what you’ve done, they’re gonna have a very powerful weapon to use against you. Why can’t you just go on investigating what they’ve done to summer?

Phyllis: Because no matter what kind of proof we get or theories I come up with, it might not be enough to take those girls down.

Nick: Seriously?

Phyllis: Yeah, seriously. I mean, I think jack is starting to realize it — everything that sally has done to get summer out of town — but I can’t be sure. I mean, he — he forgave her once. He’ll probably do it again. And he’ll go easy on tara.

Nick: Yeah, he’s — he’s probably not gonna want to risk alienating his grandson’s mother.

Phyllis: Exactly. So, honestly, we cannot count on jack and kyle. We can’t count on the abbotts.

Nick: That’s a good point.

Phyllis: And for reasons unknown to me, I don’t know why our daughter is not fighting for herself. I don’t know why. It’s up to us. We have to come up with something to neutralize tara. We have to do it, nick.

Jack: Tara, I am not standing here in judgment. God knows I have made my share of mistakes. Hurt people I care about deeply. I am not proud of that at all. I am proud of the moments I took responsibility. When I did, I learned this — people can earn trust and respect again, but it has to start with honesty.

Tara: Not everyone is as compassionate as you are.

Jack: I’m sure being married to ashland taught you to be wary, to never be vulnerable. You told him about your affair, and he utterly rejected you. You are on much safer ground now. Your harrison’s mother. That makes you a part of this family, always. And I think you know how much family means to me.

Summer: Okay, um, this was a mistake. I don’t think I should’ve called.

Kyle: Okay, you can do that. Hang up and leave me in the dark, but I’m going to find out the real reason you broke up with me, with or without your help.

Summer: Why can’t you just let this go?

Kyle: I’ve tried. Phyllis is the one who won’t quit digging, searching for evidence that tara and sally conspired against you.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I’ve begged her to stop.

Kyle: Why? If there was nothing for her to find, you could’ve just let her spin her wheels.

Summer: Come on, I know that this is hard for you to hear, but I made my own decision to leave you.

Kyle: I believe that, but the question is what kind of pressure were you under when you made it. Look, there’s more evidence coming out about this every day. Phyllis is never gonna stop, and your dad’s getting suspicious, too. The truth is gonna come out. I think I deserve to hear it from you. (Vo) single-serve fancy feast petites

Nick: You do realize the whole “should you or shouldn’t you” debate will be moot unless you can get through that firewall.

Phyllis: I mean, um, have we met? I mean, you know who you’re dealing with, right?

Nick: Is there anything I can do to help?

Phyllis: Really? Oh, my god, you’re so sweet. You’re volunteering to be an accessory to the crime.

Nick: Well, “sweet” is the last thing I’m feeling right now when I think about what tara and sally have done to summer’s life.

Phyllis: We’ll channel our rage together later, okay?

Nick: What do you mean?

Phyllis: You know what i mean. Okay, I downloaded this program, and it will get through the firewall soon like a force attack, you know?

Nick: That sounds promising.

Phyllis: Yeah, it is. It’s just gonna, you know, take a little, that’s all.

Nick: I mean, what are talking? How much time’s a little?

Phyllis: A few minutes. Hopefully a few minutes. And then we will get all the information we need to expose tara for the person that she really is.

Tara: Despite what everyone thinks, I didn’t stay with ashland because of his money or his status. Kyle back then — he was wonderful. But by the time we parted ways, I knew he wasn’t ready to be a father.

Jack: I agree with that. He had a lot of growing up to do.

Tara: Then, after my marriage was over and I came to him for help, [Sighs] He was so different. More mature, ready to settle down. Only with someone else. And I will admit, that was hard to see. To know that things might have been different if our timing hadn’t always been so off. But I pushed things aside. I kept my feelings locked up. And I smiled and I congratulated summer and kyle on their engagement. And I tried to mean it.

Jack: But something changed. What?

Tara: Sally. She guessed what I was feeling and pushed me to go after what i wanted, what harrison deserved. And she said she had a plan.

Summer: Don’t push this anymore. Please, kyle, do not make me say things that are only gonna hurt you.

Kyle: Do you think I’m not already hurting? If you’ve been telling yourself that I’m fine and I’m moving on, you’re way off-base. I miss you like crazy.

Summer: I miss you, too, but it doesn’t mean that it’s right for us to be together.

Kyle: Summer.

Summer: For your own sake, kyle, you have to stop coming up with these alternative scenarios for why we broke up.

Kyle: Why for my sake? What are you trying to protect me from? What could be worse than losing you?

Summer: It’s just a phrase, okay? I didn’t mean anything by that. Kyle, I have to go.

Kyle: Are you worried that i might lose harrison?

Summer: Why would you say that?

Kyle: It’s an idea my dad had. That tara was using harrison as leverage. Is that what happened? Charlie’s my little sidekick when it

Amanda: Thank you for joining me for lunch. My treat.

Naya: You don’t have to do that.

Amanda: I know I don’t have to. I want to. So how have you been?

Naya: A little tired lately.

Amanda: Is everything okay?

Naya: Well, for the past few nights, I’ve been having trouble falling asleep, and when i finally drift off, [Sighs] Sometimes I dream I’m back in that jail cell.

Amanda: Well, I’m really sorry to hear that.

Imani: We are both so grateful you were able to get her released. Right, mom?

Naya: I’ve been wondering about that recording you made of sutton. Did he know that he was being recorded? I mean, you’d have to admit that it would’ve been really clever of him to say just enough to get me released without incriminating himself.

Imani: He did incriminate himself. As far as I’m concerned, he proved his own culpability the minute he had you confess to a crime you didn’t commit.

Amanda: Yes, but naya’s right. The things that sutton said on that recording may not be enough to have the charges reinstated. I had a meeting with the da& earlier, and he conceded as much.

Naya: Does that mean my father will go free?

Amanda: No, I am confident that the trial will move forward.

Imani: I know you won’t be okay with it if sutton is acquitted.

Amanda: You are right about that. But I will not be out of options. I can still hit him with a civil suit for wrongful death — hold him responsible that way.

Imani: Mm, the burden of proof would be much lower in a civil case.

Amanda: Yes. And if he is found liable, it will be the final blow to his political career. The financial judgment alone will ruin him.

Naya: You can’t do that.

Tara: I wish to god I’d listened to you and kyle when you warned me to stay away from sally.

Jack: Oh, boy, I wish you had, too.

Tara: If there was a chance i could give my son a stable household with a mother and father who adored him, I was going to take it. And sally, she offered me that chance.

Jack: Tell me something, what exactly did sally propose?

Tara: Sally said she arranged to have summer get a fabulous job opportunity in europe. All I had to do was get her to accept it.

Jack: And how did you accomplish that?

Tara: I’m sure you can guess.

Jack: By threatening to take harrison out of kyle’s life if summer would just disappear.

Tara: You said you wouldn’t judge me, and you shouldn’T. I was only fighting for what i knew was best for my son.

Summer: I wanted to tell you. I did, kyle. I was going to that day at your dad’s house and you went upstairs to go take care of harrison and tara came down and she warned me that if I said one word about her threats, that she would take harrison the next day, no discussion, no compromise, nothing. She would just be gone. Kyle, I’m so, so sorry for hurting you. I hated hurting you. I hated lying to you, but i didn’t know what else to do. You couldn’t lose your son.

Kyle: You should’ve told me anyway. We could’ve come up with a plan, called lawyers, something.

Summer: No, I thought about it from every angle. There was no way out. Unless I was willing to be the reason that you lost your son forever, and I cannot live with that, kyle, but…that poor little boy, he is stuck all alone with that awful woman. He needs you in his life.

Kyle: Let me call you back.

Summer: Kyle, where are you going? You cannot tell tara that you know. Charmin ultra soft has so much cushiony softness,

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Ashland: Well, here is to my stunningly beautiful fiancée who has made me the happiest man in the world.

Victoria: Cheers.

Ashland: You know, I’m gonna have to explain to my doctors that I have even more of a reason to want to stay alive now.

Victoria: Well, you can just tell them the goal is to keep you alive long enough to get tired of me.

Ashland: Well, that might take another 50 years, easily.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Okay. A toast to our golden wedding anniversary.

Ashland: Hear, hear.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: I’m thinking that we should probably keep this news between us. People love to pass judgment on things that they don’t understand, and I do not want you to deal with that.

Victoria: I’m guessing that certain individuals will think I’m taking advantage of your condition, like they accused me of during the merger.

Ashland: Thereby insulting us both.

Victoria: Well, I don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks. And when it to comes to the wedding, I don’t think we should run off and elope. I think this love is big and it’s bold and it’s death-defying.

[ Chuckles ] I think we should have an epic celebration.

Ashland: I love it.

Victoria: I mean, unless you don’t have the energy.

Ashland: On the contrary, having something to plan and look forward to is gonna keep me going. I love the idea. And I love you.

Naya: How can you even think of suing sutton for richard’s death? He’s an old man. His reputation has taken a major hit, which meant everything to him.

Amanda: Oh, yes, it did. It was far more important to him than my father’s life. And don’t you dare claim that you don’t believe he was guilty, because I know better.

Naya: Even if your grandfather was involved, do you really want him to lose what he spent his lifetime building? So vindictive.

Amanda: Well, that’s exactly what I want. Listen, I understand that you love your father, but can you please put yourself in my shoes for one second? Because I never got a chance to love my father because he was callously disposed of before we could even lay eyes on each other. Naya, are you really okay with sutton getting through this without suffering any consequences for what he did? Come on. Did you not care about richard at all, huh? Because he was the father of your first-born children.

Naya: I didn’t know what had happened to him. I thought the car crash was some terribly sad accident. I cried for days.

[ Stammering ] I still — I don’t want to believe it.

Imani: Mom, you don’t want to believe it, but you do. In your heart, you know that sutton is responsible.

Naya: If I admit that, would it be enough for you? Would you let go of this crusade? Let sutton live out his days in peace?

Amanda: No. It won’t be enough. But it could be a start for the two of us, to help heal this relationship.

Imani: Amanda will be here in a way that sutton never was.

Nick: How much longer?

Phyllis: I don’t know, eight minutes. It says eight min– now nine minutes. Oh, it’s going backwards. Did this program stall?

Nick: It’s taking too long. I mean, what happens if the program stops running and you haven’t learned anything new?

Phyllis: I don’t know. Do you have any ideas?

Nick: We need a backup plan. Can you think of any other way we can get into her financial records?

Phyllis: Well, that depends. You know, how criminal are you willing to get?

Nick: What are my options?

Phyllis: Alright, let me think. Um…we hire a forensic accountant and they pose as an irs agent.

Nick: [ Sighs ] That sounds like multiple felonies. What else you got?

Phyllis: Okay, an anonymous tip to chanccomm, stirs the rumor mill.

Nick: Thinking we need something more immediate.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Phyllis: It’s summer. Hey, babe, hi. Um, your dad’s here.

Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: How you doing, babe?

Summer: Terrible. You’re ruining everything. Why do you have to stir up trouble?! – Oh…oh. – What’s going on?

Amanda: So, naya, how was the snapper?

Naya: Hmm? Oh, oh, it — it was delicious. Thank you again.

Amanda: Well, you’ve been awfully quiet.

Naya: I just feel so terrible.

Amanda: About what?

Naya: Dragging you into this mess in the first place. I’m the one who suggested to sutton that he hire you to lead his defense team. I hope you know that I truly thought back then that my father was being unfairly accused. I never would have tried to trick you into defending your own father’s — m– even now, I — it’s hard for me to say the word. I grew up idolizing my father. Believing that — that he only wanted the best for me.

Imani: I’m sure amanda understands how difficult this has been for you.

Amanda: Well, of course I do.

Naya: I’m, uh — I’m gonna go fix my makeup. Excuse me, will you?

Amanda: Well, that was one hell of an admission.

Imani: Yeah, it was.

Amanda: I really never thought that that would ever happen.

Imani: I’m curious — did you mean what you said about filing the civil case, or was that just a tactic to force the issue with naya?

Amanda: I am serious about seeing that man in court.

Imani: I understand the symbolic value of doing that, but that would be hard on our mom. Maybe you should think about whether it’s more productive to build your own future than to litigate our grandfather’s past.

Amanda: Do you have a problem with me holding him accountable?

Nick: What’s going on, summer?

Phyllis: Why are you so upset?

Summer: I just got off the phone with kyle, and he said that you have been relentless, looking into why I left town, getting jack all worked up. Why would you do this to me? Why couldn’t you just drop it when I asked you?

Phyllis: Because I’m not gonna sit back and let those two girls manipulate my daughter and get away with it.

Summer: Well, that’s not your call.

Nick: Just hear your mother out, alright? She has come up with some very damning information.

Phyllis: Yeah, because, you know, you’re not denying any of this, but I don’t think you know how devious and repulsive those two girls really are.

Summer: What do you mean?

Phyllis: Well, did you know that it was sally who flew to los angeles and got eric forrester to recommend you for the job that you have right now. Did you know that? Mm. Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Summer: Okay, fine. I didn’t know that. I assumed that sally was involved somehow — it doesn’t even matter.

Nick: Whoa, when you say sally was involved, involved in what?

Summer: Fine, fine. It’s true, okay? I was forced to leave town.

Phyllis: By whom?

Summer: Tara. She threatened to take harrison away from kyle if I didn’t break up with him and take this job offer that she somehow knew about before it even happened.

Phyllis: Because she was in on it with sally, that’s why. Was I right? Was I right?

Summer: Will you please stop celebrating, mom? This is not a good thing.

Nick: Is the truth not a good thing?

Summer: No, dad, it’s not a good thing. I had good reason to keep this a secret. I was trying to protect kyle from losing his son. And now, because of you, jack guessed it and kyle called to question me and I wound up just blurting everything out, and now I have this horrible feeling that he’s on his way to go confront tara, and everything’s just gonna blow up. And if it does, mom, it’s because you wouldn’t stop.

Kyle: Hey, where’s tara?

Jack: She’s upstairs with harrison. We just had quite a talk.

Kyle: Yeah, I just found out from summer why she left. Tara bullied her into it.

Jack: I know. Tara just told me.

Kyle: Oh, now she’s being honest, as the walls are coming down?

Jack: I understand, you’re livid. I don’t blame you one bit. The two of you share a child. You are connected for the rest of your lives. You’re going to have to find a way to get past this.

Kyle: She forced summer to break up with me! She tried to wreck my life.

Jack: I hear you. Calm down.

Tara: Please keep your voice down. Do you want harrison to hear you?

Ashland: Let us go out on the town and celebrate.

Victoria: Oh, well, are you sure you’re feeling up to it? I mean, would it be better to just rest here before our flight home?

Ashland: I can do my resting on the plane. I will take it easy, I promise. I won’t take you to all of my favorite places in town, just maybe my top five.

Victoria: Not sure we’ll make it to all of them, but we’ll try to squeeze in as many as possible.

Ashland: That’s kind of our thing — never let a moment go to waste. Are you ready to go?

Victoria: I’m so ready.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: My first reaction was the same as naya’s — that it’s vindictive. Bringing a suit, whether or not sutton is guilty of a crime, tying him up in court where the legal fees alone could bankrupt him, it just —

Amanda: I take a strong —

Imani: Please, just let me finish. That was my first reaction. You have to remember that I was raised in the same distorted environment my mother was. And any criticism of our grandfather, it sets off warning bells. The fact that there’s an actual threat of consequences for his actions? It feels downright dangerous. The more rational part of me knows this is the least of what he deserves.

Amanda: Well, that’s very insightful of you.

Imani: You grew up without a family, and I don’t mean to minimize that hardship, but there were definitely some things in the ames household that you were lucky you didn’t have to deal with.

Amanda: Yeah, imani, I’m sure it wasn’t easy all the time.

Imani: All I’m saying, I hope that you can be patient with our mother and me. It’s gonna take some effort to learn to separate the reality from the misconceptions that we were raised with.

Amanda: Listen, [Scoffs] I know that sutton is a smooth operator. He’s honed his skills over a lifetime. Even I was taken in by him at first. I felt this pull to want to please him, to live up to his lofty expectations. To soak up all his praise.

Imani: One of his most powerful tools.

Amanda: Sutton knows how to find your vulnerabilities and exploit them. He knows exactly which buttons to push. So I do have an idea of how challenging it was for you and naya to shake off that need for his approval. He’s trained you to prize it above all else. So I want you to know that i appreciate that you are willing to try.

Imani: We have to stop letting him influence us. I realize that. And I think, in time, naya will get there.

Amanda: You know what this means to me, don’t you? I mean, to have a relationship with my sister, my mother. It’s new, so I’m trying. But it’s incredibly precious.

Kyle: How could you do this to me?

Tara: I’m sorry. It was wrong.

Kyle: Oh, well, that’s that. As long as she’s sorry. All the hours you spent consoling me over my breakup when you’re the one who caused it.

Tara: I believed I was doing the best thing for our son.

Kyle: No, no, no, do not make this about harrison. This is about what you wanted and the hell with anyone who got in your way.

Jack: Time out, time out. You need to take a break. Calm down.

Tara: There’s no coming back from this, is there? So where does that leave us? What happens now?

Phyllis: Summer, your dad is right. The truth is out now, and this is absolutely for the best.

Summer: Really? Will you still be saying that when tara disappears with kyle’s son?

Phyllis: It’s not gonna happen.

Summer: How do you know? You’re not a judge. You have no power to stop her, none.

Nick: I still cannot believe the sacrifice you made for kyle.

Summer: Well, now it’ll all have been for nothing.

Phyllis: It’s not for nothing. I’m digging into tara’s past.

Summer: No, mom. Oh, my god, please just stop. You have done enough. I have to go.

Phyllis: Who was right?

Nick: You were.

Phyllis: Yes, I was right. I was right about those two devious, vicious little girls the entire time.

Nick: Summer makes a good point. If your actions lead to tara taking off with harrison, don’t expect to hear any gratitude from me or from summer or especially jack. He is crazy about that little boy. And if tara’s not around, who do you think’s gonna wind up getting blamed?

[ Computer chimes ]

Phyllis: We got in. Oh, we got in.

Nick: Well, congratulations. Now what?

Phyllis: Now what? I access tara’s hard drive that has all of her company’s financials and I expose it. That bitch isn’t getting away with this. – We’re just having a little fun.

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