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Abby: Where are they taking him?

Mariah: Is he okay?

Devon: Can we see him again?

Nate: We’re sending him to the nursery so we can give him a bath and run some tests. Perfectly normal. Nothing to worry about.

Devon: But he looks healthy, right?

Nate: Has all his fingers and toes, scored high on the apgar test, lungs sound great.

Mariah: Is there anything else that I need to do?

Nate: Yes, and this is very important. Rest. You and the baby are safe, and you’re surrounded by people who love you. Now all you have to do is let us take care of you.

Devon: Listen, nate, I don’t even know what to say about today, man.

Abby: I do. Thank you.

Mariah: For everything.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: No, you three did all the hard work. You brought a baby into this world under less than ideal circumstances. Congratulations to you all. I’ll be back shortly.

Devon: Thanks again, man.

Mariah: So crazy. I thought I was never getting out of that room. Some nameless, faceless monster snatched me up off the street. I was afraid that they were only keeping me alive until after the baby was born. After I gave birth to bowie, i wouldn’t be of use to them anymore, so…

Abby: Well, that sounds awful.

Mariah: So, you’re telling me it was stitch. All along, he was the one who was keeping me prisoner?

Devon: That’s — that’s what it’s looking like.

Mariah: Why would he do that?

Rey: And if anything looks promising, send it my way. I want to be the first to know. Thanks.

Victor: Um…

Rey: He was there. Stitch was right there at the house where he was holding mariah, minutes before I got there. But he took off, and now there’s no sign of him.

Chloe: Do you know what time it is?

Sally: Why does that feel like a trick question?

Chloe: [ Laughs ] It is time for you to officially meet my friend and business partner, chelsea lawson.

Chelsea: Hello!

Chloe: Hey, you. I have someone here I want you to meet.

Sally: Chelsea! I’m sally spectra. I — [ Sighs ] This is such a pleasure. I just want you to know how excited I am to be working for you and chloe. I have followed the evolution of your lines for years. Chelsea by jabot was a revelation. The line that you did for forrester really, really set the bar, and then the chelsea 2.0 line, I mean, there was a certain whimsy to it, yet it was grounded and sophisticated. I… I just consider it an honor to be working with you.

Chelsea: And I would consider it a miracle if you came up for air.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, look, I haven’t even decided if I’m taking the position yet, so…

Sally: Oh. But I —

Chloe: Sorry. Wait, wait a minute. Um, we talked about this. You are the reason why i accepted adam’s offer at newman. You and I were going to work together again when you came back. I mean, did you think that i just accepted the job just to torture adam?

Chloe: Listen, chloe, i appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into the platform, but at this point, I can’t really commit.

Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey. Ah, I’m so bummed out that i missed your text about takeout.

Nick: It’s a damn shame. I had to eat it all myself.

Phyllis: You ordered all my things. Oh, I’m sorry I was tied up.

Nick: That’s alright. Yeah, um, sally actually made a point of telling me that. She said you were with jack.

Phyllis: Sally — I mean, i thought I got rid of her when i booted her out of this hotel. She continues to antagonize me.

Nick: Oh, I know what she’s up to. She’s upset that you uncovered her plan to drive summer away, and she’s trying to get back at you.

Phyllis: By trying to make you jealous of my friendship with jack, which is ridiculous.

Nick: I do have a question, though.

Phyllis: Yeah, what is it?

Nick: Just forget about sally’s agenda and be honest.

Phyllis: I’m always honest with you.

Nick: I know. If I wasn’t in the picture, would you be tempted to get back together with jack? Hi. So you’re the scientist here.

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Phyllis: I mean, I usually like your games. I mean, I excel at them, but this game is hypothetical. It’s weird. I don’t want to answer that. Why are you asking me that? You know that sally is jerking your chain.

Nick: It’s got nothing to do with her. Just trying to have an honest conversation.

Phyllis: Well, I’m being honest. But why a conversation like this, with this hypothetical question? I mean, you are in the picture. And I love you. So I don’t understand where this is coming from. It’s like me asking you, “hey, if I wasn’t in the picture, could you see yourself with sharon?” Could you? No, I’m just kidding.

[ Laughs ] I mean, it’s pointless. Come on.

Nick: I’m just curious. Can you just humor me?

Phyllis: Jack is my friend. We share a bond, and that’s it. Okay? You’re not threatened by him, are you?

Nick: Of course not. I’m extremely confident in our relationship.

Phyllis: Good, because I am a one-man woman, and you are the man for me.

[ Video call ringing ]

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea.

Chelsea: Hey. How’s everything going?

Adam: It’s busy. Is your mother doing better?

Chelsea: She’s on the mend. Is connor doing okay now that camp is over?

Adam: He’s enjoying the rest of his summer, and he’s actually looking forward to going back to school. I think he’s found some comfort in a normal routine.

Chelsea: Well, thank you for maintaining structure for him while I got the help I needed and found my footing.

Adam: Well, he loves you. He needs you in his life, chelsea. I want that for him. And for you.

Chelsea: You sound like you mean it.

Adam: Because I do.

Chelsea: Hey, listen, so there’s another reason for my call. I just spoke to chloe about this woman that she hired, sally spectra. I just had a video chat with her.

Adam: Uh-huh. So what do you think?

Chelsea: I’m not so sure about her.

Adam: Why not?

Chelsea: Have you seen her résumé? Have you looked into her track record?

Adam: I’ve heard a thing or two.

Chelsea: She created her own company, then goes to work at forrester, then abruptly leaves la for genoa city. She apparently burned a bunch of bridges because she was quick to take the job as lauren’s assistant and then somehow gets herself promoted to head of jcv. And then it only took lauren, what, two minutes to see right through her and fire her?

Adam: Well, I think newman media is a better fit.

Chelsea: Okay, I understand that chloe saw something in her worth taking a chance on, and i understand being in the position to need that, but I talked to that girl for less than a minute and I could tell that she was a master manipulator with blind ambition with a total lack of scruples.

Adam: And you got all of that from one conversation?

Chelsea: I know you’ve given chloe free rein to run the fashion platform, but this sally deserves a second look.

Adam: You have nothing to worry about. Chloe’s in charge of the division, but believe, I have my eye on everything.

Mariah: Stitch, the doctor, he ignored me while I was screaming for help? He made me terrified that I was gonna die all while trying not to upset the child that I was carrying.

Abby: Well, apparently, he thought that if he abducted you, then he could rescue you and he would be a hero in my eyes.

Mariah: I went into labor all alone. I was terrified that I was gonna have to bring bowie into this world all by myself. I want him locked up forever for what he did to me and what could’ve happened to bowie. Please tell me that he’s not gonna get away with this.

Devon: Mariah, the police are on top of it, so he’s gonna get found.

Elena: Hey, everyone. So only two visitors are allowed at a time right now, and there are two people anxiously waiting to see mariah, so I’m gonna have to ask you to step out.

Devon: Oh, yeah.

Abby: We’ll be right back.

Tessa: Oh, my god.

Sharon: Sweetheart.

Tessa: I knew you’d come back to me.

Sharon: Oh, goodness. Thank god. You have idea…

Tessa: Oh, I missed you.

Mariah: I missed you more, i promise.

Sharon: I’m just glad that you’re back with us, safe.

Mariah: Me, too, mom. I was socared. Now, we all know progressive offers 24/7 protection,

Nick: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. That’s not what I meant. I did not mean to make you uncomfortable.

Phyllis: Okay, thanks. That makes me think of victoria, though. You know, how difficult it must be for her to be in love with somebody who doesn’t have a lot of time. It helps that he’s a millionaire. But she’d probably want to savor every moment, don’t you think? And then there’s the interference from helpful relatives.

Nick: I wish I could leave it alone, you know? I wish I could trust victoria’s instincts when it comes to ashland, but I can’t shake this feeling that he can’t be trusted. I mean, why does this wedding have to happen so fast? It doesn’t make sense. There’s got to be more to the story.

Phyllis: I understand, but if she’s happy, just let her be happy.

Nick: I wish I felt that way for all the reasons you said. I do. You know, when you find love, you got to grab onto it.

Phyllis: I know you’re worried about your sister, and i think that’s beautiful. And I’m the last person to judge you for running interference after what I did, so I’m not gonna argue with you, okay?

Nick: [ Laughs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, it’s my dad. Hey, dad.

Victor: Hi, my boy. I just wanted you to know that you’re an uncle once again. Abby is a mother.

Nick: Great. That’s awesome. What about mariah?

Victor: Mariah and the baby are resting comfortably at memorial, alright? You know, they’ve all been through an enormous ordeal, as you know.

Nick: Alright, well, I want to see them.

Victor: I would hold off with that. Let them rest a little. I’ll fill you in on the details.

Nick: Yeah, yeah, cool. Well, thanks for calling, and congratulations, grandpa.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Talk to you later.

Phyllis: Good news?

Nick: The best.

Nate: Hey, cuz. You good?

Devon: Hey. Yeah, yeah, I am good. Really good. I was just thinking about how happy I am that you answered the phone when I called you.

[ Both laugh ]

Nate: Oh, man, I can — I can only imagine the voicemail you would have left me.

Devon: Oh, dude, I wouldn’t have known what to do.

Nate: Well, definitely a call I’m glad I didn’t miss.

Devon: Yeah, me too. And I just — I want to tell you again how grateful I am that you were there for us and helped us out and just how calm and professional you were through that whole thing, ’cause it was — it’s a lot. It’s really something, man, seeing a new life come into the world like that. Like, even though I was focused on helping mariah and making sure the baby was okay, I could still register that there was a miracle happening.

Nate: Yeah.

Devon: You know?

Nate: Does something to you.

Devon: It was crazy. Then to get hold him in my arms until he stopped crying, I felt that connection instantly with him. And just staring into his big eyes. Just sitting here, it’s got me reliving the whole thing. I mean, thinking about all sorts of — thinking about my time with hilary, everything we shared. I’m probably not making sense. I’m all over the place.

Nate: No, no, no. That baby is carrying a part of you. And you helped bring him into this world. I think you’re making perfect sense.

Sharon: I know how awful this must have been for you, and I was so scared for you. We all were. But you were my brave girl and you got yourself and the baby through this. You know what? We can talk about all this later. I’m gonna give you two some private time.

Tessa: You okay?

Mariah: Yeah, I am now.

Tessa: I love you so much.

Mariah: Oh. I felt you there with me, you know?

Tessa: I felt you, too. I said so many prayers and made promises. Just please let me see her face again, and I’ll spend the rest of my life looking at that beautiful face. And now you’re here. And I’m never gonna let you go again. Is now a good time for a flare-up?

Abby: Dad.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Abby: I thought you left.

Victor: No, I went shopping.

Abby: For me?

Victor: Have a seat.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: No, not for you. For my grandson. But I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you opened it.

Abby: Aww.

Victor: You know, it so reminds me of the one that you played with when you were a toddler.

Abby: Oodles. Yeah, I remember him.

[ Both laugh ]

Victor: I hope your son will love stuffed animals as much as you do.

Abby: Thank you. And thank you for bringing in your investigators.

Victor: I’d do anything for you.

Abby: I know that feeling now because I have a baby of my own.

Victor: I’m so happy for you. Now, I know you’re gonna have to, you know, be concerned with mariah and the baby and visit them and take care of them, and, um… but I am so looking forward to my first visit. Okay?

Abby: So am I.

Victor: You take care, alright?

Abby: Alright.

Victor: And get some rest, you know.

Abby: I will. I love you, dad.

Victor: I adore you. And remember, first visit better come soon.

Abby: Soon.

Devon: Mr. Newman.

Abby: [ Sighs, chuckles ] Did we really just do that?

Devon: I think we really did just do that, yeah. I think so. I know, it’s all still sinking in. It’s probably gonna make sense to us in like 10 years when we look back on everything. Or it never will.

Abby: No.

Devon: Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] No. All I know is that you said you wanted a family, and then we all came together and we made that perfect little boy. And we got to witness him being born. Doesn’t get much better than that, you know? I’m just so incredibly thankful that things didn’t turn out worse, ’cause it could’ve.

Abby: I know, I was just thinking the same thing. Because of stitch, our innocent little baby might not have been able to come into this world. You know, you didn’t just help create him, you saved his life, because you listened to your instincts. I mean, me, I was too bowled over by ben’s kindness to see what was going on until it was almost too late.

Devon: Don’t do that. You don’t need to start blaming yourself, abby. There’s no one would have been able to predict that stitch would do something that damn crazy. Nobody. He’s always been a trustworthy guy and a good guy. I wouldn’t even let myself believe it at first.

Abby: But you — you sensed that something was off and you had the courage to act on your suspicions.

Devon: The two of you were married, and he definitely played a lot on that, so you don’t have anything to feel guilty about. Hell, you’re the one that came through and found mariah. Between you doing that and nate coaching us through everything, that baby is okay and safe because of what we all did together.

Elena: I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen you smile this much.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Coaching my cousin through childbirth was not the way i expected this day to go.

Elena: But it was a very special surprise, wasn’t it?

Nate: I think this experience had a profound effect on devon. You know, not just witnessing a newborn making his way into this world, but, uh…a baby he’s connected to, you know, that’s carrying a part of him. I think it him in ways he wasn’t expecting.

Elena: Because of the baby he lost with hilary.

Nate: Devon’s already got a bond with this child. Something deep, meaningful.

Elena: I am so happy for devon.

Nate: Hey, I got to tell you, though, this kid is lucky to have devon in his life right from the start.

[ Both laugh ]

Elena: Definitely.

Nate: Oh, man. There is so many ways this could’ve gone wrong, given the circumstances. But I am thoroughly impressed. They all kept their heads. They did it.

Elena: Yeah, with your help.

Nate: I’m not sure how much i helped.

Elena: What? You stayed calm and you shared your knowledge and you gave everyone the confidence they needed. I am so grateful that it all turned out okay and so happy for everyone involved. And I couldn’t be prouder of you.

Sally: Phyllis, wow, someone really ought to put a bell around your neck.

Phyllis: I’d like to put something around your neck.

Sally: Oh. Can you say that a little louder? Maybe someone can record you, and then I can actually use it as —

Phyllis: I have one message for you — you stay away from my man.

Sally: Wow. Insecurity, it’s astonishing.

Phyllis: That is your first and final warning.

Sally: What on earth set you off? I mean, I actually barely even remember the last time that i saw h– oh, no. No, no, no, I actually do remember. Nick was planning a romantic surprise for the two of you, but you were too busy fawning all over jack, so eager to claim your place in his life.

Phyllis: Okay, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Jack and I are —

Sally: In the past. Yeah, I agree, and it would probably be healthier for the two of you if you learned to move on ’cause, otherwise, just seems inappropriate.

Phyllis: Wait, you’re telling me something’s inappropriate?

Sally: You couldn’t stand how much jack was into me, that i actually made him happy.

Phyllis: You keep coming at me like some delusional plan of retaliation, and that’s not a good idea, I am telling you. Haven’t you had enough? Isn’t this over for you?

Sally: I’m still here, aren’t I? I brought in ensure max protein,

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Phyllis: Wow. You are really full of yourself, aren’t you?

Sally: I have a right to be, ’cause despite all your attempts to ruin my life, I actually landed on my feet.

Phyllis: Oh, sally, come on. Chloe threw you a bone. And adam, he likes working with the town pariah. You’re delusional, completely delusional. Oh, chloe is smart and tough. Obviously, she doesn’t mind dealing with a two-faced opportunist.

Sally: Yeah, we have that in common.

Phyllis: Yeah, and once you do something completely underhanded — and you will — you will be cut off.

Sally: You keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better, but the truth is, chloe actually knows how valuable I am and she’s not too much of a hypocrite to give me an opportunity to make a name for myself on a fashion platform that just so happens to be a part of a powerhouse media company, so, yes, it’s a fantastic opportunity. And just so you know, adam and I, we’ve got no issues. We actually really get each other.

Phyllis: Oh.

[ Laughs ]

Sally: What?

Phyllis: You and adam “get each other.” Oh, wow. This is great. I’m — I’m actually envisioning this whole thing playing out. Wow. You know the best part of it is when karma comes knocking at your door and takes you out.

Sally: It’s gonna be so much fun proving you wrong.

Phyllis: Yeah, it’s gonna be a lot of fun, that’s for sure. You know what? You go ahead and you do your thing with adam. Be besties with adam, it’s great. But…I’m telling you, okay? Get out of my orbit. Get out of my life. I don’t want to hear my name mentioned by you, or your stay in this town will come to a very abrupt end. Do you get that?

Tessa: [ Humming ]

Sharon: Hey, how’s our girl?

Tessa: She’s still pretty anxious, but at least she’s able to let go and get some rest that she really needs.

Sharon: Every minute she was away from us must have been a nightmare for her.

Tessa: I just wish I could make it all go away.

Sharon: You know what? We’re gonna do our best and we’re gonna help her get through this.

Tessa: Um, will you sit with her for a little while? I just have to run home and grab some things for her, and I — I don’t want her waking up alone.

Sharon: Of course.

Tessa: We’ll take shifts. I’ll see you soon.

Sharon: Okay.

Devon: Hey, tessa.

Tessa: I want to say thank you for finding mariah and bringing her home to me.

Devon: Tessa, you know you don’t have to thank us for that. You know how much we love her.

Tessa: I’m just really grateful that mariah has so many people that care about her. Um, okay. I’m going to go home and grab some things for her, but before I go, do you happen to know where the chapel is?

Devon: I think it’s on the third floor. Why?

Tessa: Well, sharon and i prayed really hard for mariah to come home, so I think it’s time for me to say thanks.

Devon: See ya.

Nick: Hey, have you heard?

Adam: Hmm?

Nick: We got a new nephew. Newest addition to the newman family and the abbotts and the chancellors.

Adam: Ah. Yeah, pedigree like that, kid’s got his work cut out for him.

Nick: Yeah, christian’s gonna be so fired up when he hears he’s got a new little cousin to show the ropes to.

Adam: Um, speaking of our ever-growing family, victoria and locke?

Nick: Yeah. An october wedding.

Adam: What’s your take?

Nick: You know, vick seems like she’s in love, and from all appearances, it seems like ashland is, too.

Adam: Come on, you’re being vague because you’re too polite to say that you are less than thrilled.

Nick: Vick seems happy. That’s all I care about. And they don’t know how much time they have left together, so I guess they should make it official, right?

Adam: Unless there’s a reason why they shouldn’T. I mean, how much do we really know about ashland locke?

Nick: Man, I have been asking myself that over and over again.

Adam: Mm.

Sally: Nick, good to run into you again. Hi, boss.

Nick: Got to go. See ya.

Adam: Yep. You know, I get the feeling he does not care for you.

Sally: Yeah, he’s still miffed about the whole summer thing, but don’t worry, I will turn things around. I love a challenge. In fact, adam, you have inspired me.

Adam: I don’t know if I’ve ever heard my name and the word “inspired” in the same sentence.

Sally: Well, you told me that instead of wasting my energy on putting phyllis in her place that I should focus on making a name for myself.

Adam: Oh, no. What have I unleashed?

Sally: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Adam: So, are you gonna tell me what your plan is?

Sally: We’ll see.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] As someone who resembles someone else…

Abby: So, I was thinking that since mariah can only have two visitors right now, and sharon’s in there, that maybe…

Devon: [ Chuckles ] What are you waiting for, mama? Get in there. Go ahead. I was actually gonna — gonna give lily a call ’cause she has no idea what’s happened.

Abby: Oh, she’s gonna be shocked.

Devon: Oh, yeah, she is. She’s gonna want to come and visit the little guy. God. I wish that — I wish neil was here to meet him, you know?

Abby: Well, I have no doubt that neil is here with us right now, and he is smiling on our perfect little boy.

Devon: Yeah.

Adam: Come on, you have to give me a hint on what I have inspired you to do to make a name for yourself.

Sally: It is something that will be good for the fashion platform and newman media.

Adam: Well, I hope that means you have officially abandoned the idea of seeking revenge on phyllis.

Chloe: We have too much to achieve to waste time on personal vendettas.

Adam: That’s exactly what i told her. Especially since tomorrow is the official, very public launch of newman media and we need to be ready to hit the ground running.

Chloe: We are more than ready.

Adam: Good. Uh, I’m heading back to the office, so I’ll see you in the morning. I suggest you come in early.

Chloe: Why on earth would you tell him that you are thinking about going after phyllis?

Sally: It’s fine. I agreed with him that it would be a waste of time, and i promised him that I would channel all my energy into newman because I appreciate what a wonderful and rare opportunity this is, and I’m not gonna blow it. But I do get the feeling that chelsea may not be on board with me being a part of this.

Chloe: No, she is. She just… it takes her a while to get used to people, but trust me, she will come around once she sees how talented you are.

Sally: But she said that she may not even want to join us.

Chloe: She will. But there has been a lot of upheaval in her life lately. You know how it is. But I am not gonna let her say anything but yes to working with us.

Abby: Well, chance, you are a dad. Just like you always wanted. And I have no way of letting you know. It breaks my heart. I just wish you were here to meet your son.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door opens ] Hi.

Elena: Hi. Guess who’s ready for his feeding.

Abby: Oh. Well, you don’t work in pediatrics. This is outside your hospital duties.

Elena: I know. I volunteered to help with this little guy. I was so excited, I couldn’t stay away. Though he is very hungry.

Abby: Oh. Well, um, mariah and I, we had all these birth plans, but then everything went out the window when things went haywire.

Elena: What was your feeding plan?

Abby: Mariah was gonna pump, but, um, if he’s hungry, then we should supplement with formula for now.

Elena: I came prepared. First…here is your son. There we go.

Abby: Hi. Ohh. You remember me?

[ Chuckles ] Isn’t he the most amazing baby in the world?

Elena: Here. Enjoy. The first feeding only happens once.

Abby: [ Sighs ] My plaque psoriasis…

Chloe: Hey, gorgeous. Look, I know you have a lot going on, but it’s time for you to make some decisions. It’s time for you to reclaim your life.

Chelsea: I’ve got reservations about working with sally.

Chloe: Fine. Come home, spend some time with her, see if you think that she is a good fit, but don’t talk like you’re not gonna take the job because then you don’t get an opinion.

Chelsea: I’ve heard things about her.

Chloe: Well, she has heard some things about us, too, but I’m telling you, she is talented and she is motivated and hungry.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I need to think about it.

Chloe: Chelsea, time is running out. Life is moving on, and you have to make the decision if you are going to move on, too. Newman media is launching tomorrow. Come home. Work with me, like we planned. We can only hold onto this position for so long. I’ve got sally here. I’m just afraid that if you don’t join us soon, we’re gonna be forced to move on without you.

Sally: Knock knock.

Adam: I think you’re supposed to say that before you come in.

Sally: Huh, never really been one for tradition.

Adam: Hmm. Surprised to see you here so late.

Sally: Well, I took a break from plotting phyllis’ downfall to do some actual work. I didn’t realize the newman media launch party was tomorrow night until you mentioned it, so I thought i should have something to show you.

Adam: You do realize that i leave all the fashion decisions up to chloe.

Sally: Yeah, but maybe I want your opinion. Maybe I just want to show you this because it’s perfect for the launch.

Adam: [ Sighs ] It’s good. It’s good. You really are talented, sally spectra.

Sally: Wow, don’t sound so surprised.

Adam: No, we will definitely use this. So, now that I’ve complimented your work, are you going to tell me what you plan to do to make a name for yourself?

Sally: Not ready to share that just yet, but keep the word “spectacular” in the back of your head.

Adam: I’m determined to get this out of you. So I was thinking that you might like to accompany me to the party to celebrate the official launch of newman media tomorrow. Do you have any interest?

Sally: We’ll see.

Abby: You are the bravest baby in the world. Absolute perfection. Look at your little eyes. It’s like you know all the secrets of the universe. I have never loved anyone as much as I love you. I have waited my entire life for you. And I have so much to tell you, but I know you’ve had a very busy day, so I’ll let you rest now. Mommy’s here. Mommy’s got you.

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