GH Transcript Thursday, November 18, 2021

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[ Chains rattling ] -[ Grunts ] Stand down.

[ Grunts ] It’s gonna be okay, mother. We’re gonna get out of here. You sound confident. I am. I slipped jason the chariot card. He’s gonna be able to break through drew’s conditioning. It’s lovely you have faith in your man. He’s not my man. But here’s the truth, britta — we can’t count on anyone but ourselves. It’s up to us to get rid of peter.

[ Siren wailing ]

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Exhales sharply ] You okay? Oh, never better.

[ Grunts ] That was a strong one, huh? Are they coming any closer together? Uh…not yet.

[ Sighs ] I think we still have some time before we meet our son.

[ Sighs ] Say that again. We still have time?

[ Sighs ] The other part. Our son.

[ Door opens, knock ] How are we doing? Well, according to superwoman over here, never better. Well, that’s what I like to hear. I’ll be keeping an eye on you until we’re ready for dr. Navarro, okay? Can I get you anything? More ice chips? Oh, that would be amazing. Thank you. And you stay put until I get back, hm? It’s just you and our baby — our family. That’s what I want. And I hope you want that, too. I think that you don’t give yourself enough credit. Those were some pretty nice words. Sonny: Brando. Sonny, hi. Yeah, I — I, uh, heard sasha’s up here. How’s she doing? Handling labor like a champ. Yeah. How about you? Uh… happy, excited, nervous, uh, terrified. Uh, did I say happy? Yeah, yeah. You did.

[ Chuckles ] And that all sounds exactly right. Nina: It was nice seeing you. Wiley, sweetie, uh, let’s go see if cindy can play a little longer, okay? What’s it gonna take to keep you away from wiley, a restraining order? I’m calling the cops. I mean, here you are, fresh out on bail, and you’re harassing willow and wiley? I’m doing no such thing, carly. Not even close.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, don’t answer that. Why not? It’s brook lynn.

[ Ringing continues ] What if there’s something wrong with the baby? The baby’s fine. She’s gonna try to talk you out of listening to me, and that would be a travesty for you and that little girl.

[ Ringing continues ] Maxie, just level with me. Just tell me the truth. Are you and brook lynn in some kind of trouble? Ugh! Valentin, it’s brook lynn. You need to call me back immediately. The airport can be a real challenge for new homeownerswho have become their parents… okay, everybody, let’s do a ticket check. Paper tickets. We’re off to a horrible start. …But we can overcome it. We’re not gonna point out our houses, landmarks, or major highways during takeoff. Don’t buy anything. I packed so many delicious snacks. -They’re — -nope. Would you say, ballpark, when group two is gonna get boarded? 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Carly, no need to call the police, okay? Nina wasn’t harassing me. Not at all. Did she follow you here? That never occurred to me. A-are you kidding me? I didn’t follow anyone. I came for the fall fair. I was picking something up for phyllis. Okay, we — we ran into each other. That’s all. Perfectly innocent. Nina even offered to leave. You told her she could stay? Wiley was excited to see her. You know, I-I just finished talking to phyllis, and she was defending you. And here you are, trying to worm your way back into wiley’s life as if you have any right to it. It’s like I have to report to you. Well, here it goes, okay? I haven’t seen wiley since the day I returned to port charles. This was an accident. Well, the next time you “accidentally” run into wiley, you walk away. Better yet, you turn around and run. Oh, you want me to run?! Yeah. Oh, yeah I do. Carly! That isn’t your decision to make. This “dad” thing’s a little overwhelming. That’s one word for it. I mean, we’re not even done with the birthing part yet.

[ Sighs ] Why do you think they call it labor? It’s gonna b e one of thehardest and greatest things that you ever have to live through. Can you imagine? You’re watching the woman you love struggle to bring a baby into the world, and all you can do is hold her hand and tell her to breathe. Thought is excruciating. But you know what? When it’s over and you get that little baby — tiny little human being in your hands, right? It changes everything. And for the better. It’s all right, you’re gonna — you’re gonna — you’re gonna do it, man. It’s all gonna be worth it. I know. I can’t wait. Okay, everything looks good. Yeah? Blood pressure’s a little high, but that’s not abnormal.

[ Monitor beeping ] How do you do it? Do what? I am overwhelmed at the thought of bringing one child into this world, and you have three.

[ Laughs ] Well, the first one definitely is the biggest adjustment, but you do adjust and learn and grow and love. Yeah, I’m getting that sense. I love this guys so much, and I haven’t even met him yet. Just wait. You have no idea.

[ Sighs ] Why are you not answering your phone? What is it? What’s going on? Keep mind of our audience.

[ Sighs ] Have you seen gladys? No. Why? All hell broke loose at the art exhibit. Gladys found out that kip isn’t really the baby’s father. How?! Does it matter? She just said that there’s no stopping her this time, that she’s gonna tell valentin the truth. Then what are you doing still standing here? Excellent point.

[ Telephones ringing in distance ]

[ Sighs ] Okay, you have my attention. Although I’m not sure why, given the fruitless nature of our previous meeting. I’m sorry about that. I should have told you the truth, and I was intimidated by a cater-waiter actor buffoon. Let me guess — brook lynn was the mastermind. Bingo. Yeah, but you shouldn’t let fear keep you from doing the right thing. Maybe you could do it without quite so many words? Brook lynn is lying to you. That looked intense. Oh, you know brook lynn. Also looked familiar. Did it? It did. Yeah, that’s the second time in a short while that I’ve seen brook lynn scurry away in a tizzy, and the second time it seemed that you were somehow involved. Okay, austin, just spit it out. What exactly do you think brook lynn and I are up to? Okay. So here’s the good news. Peter isn’t gonna kill either one of us. He knows he can’t get maxie back by any rational means. He’s gonna have to brainwash her. Something, unfortunately, you know how to do. Yeah, well, not as an expert like your father was, but I have a firm enough grasp. And peter’s counting on that. He’s gonna order drew to kidnap maxie, bring her back to him, and have you program her to love him. I can’t believe I’m even saying these words.

[ Scoffs ] Which peter can only make me do by threatening to kill you. Exactly. I’m his leverage. Peter needs you, mom, and in order to force you to cooperate, he needs me. It’s gonna keep us both breathing. For now.

[ Chains rattling ]

[ Door unlocks ] Time’s up, morgan.

[ Breathing heavily ] This is probably a dumb question — there are no dumb questions. You have no way to predict how long my labor will be, right? I wish I did, but every pregnancy is tough. I mean, especially your first one. Yeah. Yeah, I figured. It could be hours. It could be a day. Brando: A whole day?!

[ Sighs ] What, are you sick of me already? Brando: Never.

[ Ice rattling ] Thank you. So, what’d I miss? Um, just another contraction. But the baby kept his word and is still in there. Good man. Oh, I saw sonny, by the way. He sends his best. Well, that’s sweet. What else did he say? Just that what’s about to happen is gonna change everything, but in the most amazing way. I already knew that. Me, too. But it’s nice to hear it again. Maybe this is a good time to finish up that shopping that I came here to do. Well, that’s thoughtful of you, nina. So let me ask you a question — did you bother to call michael and see if he thought this surprise meeting was a good idea? No, I did not. It was spontaneous. It happened. If it happens again, are you gonna protect your son? I get that you’re trying to keep the peace, but do I need to remind you what happened the first time nina spent time with wiley? She told him that nelle was his mommy, not you. Are you really gonna expose wiley to that kind of pain and confusion again? So far, I’m disappointed in jason morgan. Who risked his life to save you, even though you have a long history of terrorizing people he cares about? That part was very kind, though I know he did it for you. Deny it all you want. He’s gota thing for you, britta. Mother — and I don’t mean he feels sorry for you. I know he doesn’T. I don’t think he sees me differently. He accepts me as I am before and after my diagnosis. Lovely. Then why doesn’t he get a move on and kill that schwein peter and get us out of here?!

[ Sighs ] Look.

If that doesn’t happen, for whatever reason, we need to talk. Sooner or later, peter is gonna let his guard down around one or both of us, and we need to agree now that when that happens, if we get an opportunity, we kill him. Of course we do. No matter the cost, mother. I don’t care if there are 5 guards holding guns at me, you kill the bastard. Britta. I mean it. I’m gonna die anyway. We have to stop him. So if one of us sees a weapon or an opening, we use it. Deal? Deal, yeah. So sorry for the delay, but we’ll be on our way just as soon as my guards confirm jason is dead. Don’t worry. I’ll make it quick.

[ Ye lps ]

[ Both grunting ]

[ Chokes ]

[ Panting ]

[ Water dripping ] I don’t know what’s going on. If I knew what you were up to, why would I ask? I don’t know. Maybe you’re just the type of person who likes to test people. Okay, well, if I were, would you pass? What’s the subject? Deception. And I’m not talking about the company. Deception about what? Okay, here’s what I know for certain, alright? Brook lynn has been a real nervous nelly the last few weeks, and on more than one occasion, I’ve seen the two of you put your heads together and speak in hushed tones. And the other day, I saw you hand a wad of cash to some guy with a gun. That was a prop! He was an actor. Okay, cool. Why’d you give him money? I already know brook lynn is up to something. I just don’t know what it is. You really can’t guess? Gladys, I don’t like guessing games.

[ Sighs ] It’s a tale as old as time, valentin. Brook lynn: Oh, gladys, thank god I found you. Ah. Why so worried, brook lynn? Because I-I ju– I didn’t want you to think that I was the one who locked you in that back room at the gallery. I swear it wasn’t me. Okay, well, who was it, then? I have no clue, but I-I think that we should talk, because I’ve come up with some really unique and, um, generous ways to meet your needs.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, I see. Now you want to make nice. It’s too late. I gave you plenty of chances, and you blew them all. Come on, gladys, just listen to me. We can work this — gladys, I appreciate you stopping by. Can I have a moment alone with brook lynn, please? Gladys? You can go. Don’t let her snow you. You’re too smart for that. Well, she’s blackmailing you. That’s obvious. You want to tell me why?

You know, talking to sonny got me thinking. About? What do you think about mike as our baby’s middle name? Mike, as in sonny’s father? He was around a lot when I was a kid, and I always looked up to him, and then we, you know, lost touch for a long time, but, uh, I got to know him toward the end of his life. I learned to admire him all over again. And sonny has always been good to me, and he’s also a michael. I love it. Yeah?

[ Chuckling ] Yeah. “Mike” — that’s perfect. He was such a wonderful man, brando. Kinda like someone else I know. Uh-oh, do I need to be jealous?

[ Laughs ] Of yourself? I would advise against that. What is that? If she gets uncomfortable, you get to massage her back. I feel wonderful right now. Oh, good. Though maybe a little impatient. Hey, daddy’s here now. Let’s get this show on the road. You know, if you take a walk, it might speed up labor. Really? Yeah. Probably help with the intensity, too. Just remember that if you’re having a contraction, I want you to stop and relax. Don’t try to move through it, okay? Well, I’m not sure I could. What do you say? Should we take our baby for a spin?

[ Sighs ] Just try to keep up, will you? I’ll do my best. Okay. Nina learned her lesson. I don’t expect that she will ever do anything like that again. Carly, I understand that you were trying to protect wiley. I am, too. By letting him play with nina? The woman who kept sonny away from him, away from all us, willow? Carly. This situation isn’t easy for me, either. But wiley spotted nina and reached out to her. What would you have had me do? Let wiley cry because he isn’t allowed to see someone who makes him happy? That woman hurt wiley’s entire family. Isn’t that a consideration for you?

[ Sighs ] There’s a much easier way to do this, you know. Is there? Yeah. Once jason is dead, he won’t be a problem anymore. That is usually how it works, liesl. He can’t stop you or hinder your plans. So? So let britta go, and I’ll come with you voluntarily. Everyone thinks I’m rotten, anyway. It’s not like I’ll be missed. And you’ll just do what I ask in terms of maxie…what? Just because? I’ll do what you ask, because if I have to choose between maxie and britta, I’ll choose my daughter every day of the week. You have my word, peter. Wow, that is a really great offer… if I trusted you to make good on it. I don’T. We can’t wait any longer. Grab them and let’s get out of here.

[ Gunshot ]

[ Screams ] Jason! Britt, don’t move. Drew: Don’T. This is gladys we’re talking about. That’s not an answer. She thinks she knows something, but she doesn’T. About bailey? Is that what she said? That’s what she said. She said you’re lying to me about my daughter. Oh, my gosh. There’s nothing that woman wouldn’t say or do for money. She is disgusting. You can’t trust a word that she says, valentin. What about you? Can I trust you? Of course. Yeah? ‘Cause austin’s already been here. He told me you’re up to something. I got a bad feeling. Valentin, please. But I can’t be right.

[Voice breaking] You wouldn’t hurt me that bad just to get your hands on some damn stock?

You know, I have waited a long time to say these words — kill him. No! No!

[ Both grunting ] Jason! Not so fast. Drop it or she dies. You wouldn’T. Care to test that theory? You need her. How else are you going to get me to do your bidding? How’s your grandson? I’m sure james is missing his oma right about now. Do it, mother. Do it! That’s what I thought. Come on, we’re leaving. Now.

[ Both grunting ] So all of this suspicion is happening because you’ve seen me with my friend a lot and I gave an actor money? Mm-hmm. That and what gladys said.

[ Clears throat ] You’ve had more conversations with gladys? She’s a very chatty woman. And what exactly did she say? She’s holding something over brook lynn’s head, and it has to do with valentin, and I don’t know for certain what it is, but I could lob a guess. Did you tell anyone about this? Only valentin. ‘Cause that seemed like the right thing to do. How it started is not how it ended, okay? What does that even mean? That yes, it was a cynical undertaking at first. I — I — I wanted to use the baby to take over elq, but… that was before I-I knew how much you love her —

[Crying] How much she’d love you, and how much I love you two together. I mean, you know how it is when — when you put something in motion, right? And it just takes on a life of its own and it becomes something that you… didn’t intend it be. But this became so much more important, valentin. I mean, isn’t that what matters? Our family, what — what we have now? Not if it isn’t real. Hanging in there? I am.

[ Clears throat ] Elizabeth was right. Walking does ease the pressure.

[ Telephones ringing in distance ]

[ Sighs ] What? You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.

[ Chuckles ] Right now? In my hospital gown, waddling through the corridors? Right now. And you don’t waddle, by the way.

[ Chuckles ] Well, that’s good to know.

[ Sighs ] We will be decent parents, right? Our son will grow up knowing that he is safe and cared for and loved. That’s the plan.

[ Laughs ] No? No, yes, that is the plan. It’s just that word makes me laugh when it comes from us. You’re right. You know, planning never was our strong suit.

[ Sighs ] Can you believe that this is happening? No.

[ Laughs ] No. From a one-night stand in your garage to this. Just for the record, though, I could not be happier about this.

[ Sighs ] Me neither. Another lap? Let’s do it. I’m doing everything in my power to stay away from you and your family. What happened? Well… I accidentally ran into willow and wiley, and I was talking to wiley, and carly shows up and she loses her mind. And you know what? I’m not sorry about seeing my grandson, but I am sorry if I’m causing you and your family more problems. Carly: You’re not sorry, nina. You’re not sorry for any of it. But you will be. People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what’s possible people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what’s possible with rybelsus. With rybelsus. With rybelsus.

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[ Laughs ] Oh. Sweet dreams. I love you. I love you, too. Cornelius. Heathcliff. And no shortening it to heath.

[ Sighs ] Darn, okay. Um… barnstable.

[ Telephones ringing in distance ] Aloysius. Boniface. Hamlet. Elmo. Elmo?!

[ Laughs ] Elmo?

That’s the one you have a problem with? Yeah, we can’t name our kid after a puppet. Oh, okay, but we can name him aloy– oh, ow! Ooh! Oh, you okay?

[ Exhales sharply ] Yeah. I need to get back to the room. Okay.

[ Both straining ]

[ Choking ]

[ Both grunting ]

[ Grunting ] Jason: Stand down.

[ Sighs ] Drew? Yeah? Yeah, yeah. It’s me. What number were you in high school football?

[ Panting ] I was 82. What the hell? I’m sorry. When exactly did you become the authority on the right thing to do? Was that before or after you took advantage of chase and got him to be your spy in the quartermaine house? That sounds to me like brook lynn’s version of the story. Oh, my bad. Did I get that wrong? You didn’t take advantage of chase? Because here we have a guy who almost died, is still in a wheelchair re-learning how to walk, and he finds out his wife is involved with michael. Now, maybe you did sincerely think the best way for chase to get over that pain would be to betray the quartermaines and go through edward’s private papers. I was trying to claim my father’s rightful inheritance. By using chase. I’m not the one who hurt chase. Michael did that when he slept with his wife. See, that’s what I find so interesting about this. Willow and michael lied to chase out of love and concern. But you — you just used chase to get your hands on some elq stock. And you’re the one who did the right thing? In hindsight, I probably could have handled that situation a little better. And what about gladys? Can you honestly tell me you enjoy chatting it up with her? Because it kind of looks like you’re working her for information — something you can dig up and take to valentin. So, from my point of view, you’re using gladys to get back at brook lynn. But I’m obviously wrong because you — you’re doing the right thing. This is what’s real, valentin! The way that bailey grips your finger when she falls asleep. The way she lights up like a christmas tree when you sing to her. You know, and how she tries to sing back in that, um, ridiculous, adorable babble of hers. That’s real, valentin. Now you listen to me — gladys is a horrible woman. She is angry and — and nasty and grasping. And why listen to anything she has to say? Why let her ruin something that’s really, really working? Maybe better than… anything’s worked in my entire life.

[ Crying ] And I’m not talking about the stupid company, valentin. I’m — I’m talking about you and — and me, and — and bedtime stories and charlotte, and how amazing she is with her little sister. Why let gladys’s awful insinuations poison something that is so…

[Sobs] Beautiful? Please, valentin, don’t do it. Don’T.

Alright. Goodnight, wiley. Love you, buddy. Willow. I’m sorry I put you in such an awkward position. Wiley. Okay. Come on, wiley. Time to go. Bye, sweetheart.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You gotta let it go. It was — it was an accidental meeting. I mean, n-nobody got hurt. Not tonight. But you got hurt. I did, too. Our whole family was hurt. Don’t you care about that? Why are you defending nina?

[ Hisses ] What happened? How bad did it get? Peter took off with britt and her mother. They gotta be in those tunnels behind the wine cellar.

[ Sighs ] Alright, well, he’s alive. He’s just — he’s just out cold. That’s good. No one else deserves to die because of peter august. Look, there’s a boat, uh, with a working motor. It’s in a small boathouse on the southeast side of the island. It’s about 3 miles across the open sea to the next island. But you’re a navy seal. Yeah, I could probably make it, but peter’s got at least five other guards around here. He had to have grabbed one to help him control britt and obrecht. You’re gonna need some backup. You sure about this? Like you said, I’m gonna need some backup. Oh, picking up some wine for our trip? There’s a passage down here that leads to water where a boat’s waiting. Uh, should we help this guy out? There’s no time, britt. Well, at least tell us where we’re going. We’re going somewhere no one can find us, liesl. Except for drew, of course, because he’s bringing maxie to me. Now, let’s move.

[ Water dripping ]

[ Groans ] You got this. You got this. Keep going. You’re doing great. Just breathe.

[ Exhales sharply ] There you go.

[ Exhales sharply ] Man, that was a bad one. Mm-hmm, it still is. You still feeling the contraction? It isn’t over. Are you having pain anywhere else? In my back and in my stomach. She okay? How’s her blood pressure? It’s high. Like, too high? I’m gonna get dr. Navarro to weigh in on this. I’ll be right back.

[ Groans ] Oh, okay, okay, that’s — that’s a little better. I hope nothing’s wrong.

[ Groans ] Don’t worry. Childbirth is notoriously painful and hard. That’s why they call it labor, isn’t it? Yeah. I don’t think labor is strong enough. It needs a new name. Oh, my god, that’s it. What? Laborious. Laborious mike corbin.

[ Laughs ] It does have a ring to it. I’m a genius, right? Yeah, well, I mean, I gave you the inspiration, so. I am having your baby, brando corbin. You are? Well, why didn’t you say anything?

[ Laughs ] Oh. Where are you going? Anywhere but here sounds good. Maxie. Don’t “maxie” me. I gave you every opportunity, not to mention the benefit of the doubt, but you’re on some crusade to take brook lynn down. That’s not true. Really? Because you’ve essentially interrogated me for the last half an hour over something that has nothing to do with you. And then [Scoffs] You told me with pride that you went tattling to valentin. I don’t know how else to say this to you, austin. Brook lynn is my friend. I am aware. And as of now, you are not. So mind your own business and stay out of ours. I liked you. I liked you the moment I met you.

[ Sighs ] And we shared the most amazing one-night stand I’ve ever had.

[ Chuckles ] I’m flattered. And then you were pregnant, and in the last several months, I’ve come to see you in a new light — I’ve come to appreciate you as a mother and a partner and a friend. I appreciate you, too. We’ve shared some amazing moments. We’re in this together. The whole way. We’re gonna do right by our daughter. We’re gonna make bailey lois everything. For always. We’re gonna give her a really great life. I trusted you. Charlotte and bailey, they’ve bonded as sisters. And there’s the problem. Because if it was just me — if it was just me, fine.

[ Sniffles ] Let things go on the way they are.

[ Sighs ] But there are two other people I’ve got to think about… please, valentin — …charlotte and bailey. And for them, I’ve gotta know. Bailey’s not mine, is she?

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Shopping. What do you say we celebrate with some hot chocolate? Ooh, yay.

[ Chuckles ] I thought you’d say that. Well, if you could, just schedule the meeting for 10:00 tomorrow, okay? Oh, and make sure you tell edna. Wow. Sonny’s got you working already. Mrs. Corinthos. Oh, please, call me carly. Carly. Sonny’s counting on me to make this place a success, and since there’s no time like the present… I think sonny is so excited to have you here in port charles, and if you make charlie’s a success, that’s just an added bonus. Can I get you something? Oh, I don’t want to interrupt you while you’re busy. I have time to talk. What’s on your mind? Well, sonny’s told me so much about you, so I thought we could get to know each other one-on-one. I was wondering when I was gonna run into you. I’m glad you’re back.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ] Austin. Oh. Wow, you give bobbie spencer a ride to work and then you pick her up after her shift? You’re a good friend. Actually, I came here to talk to you. Okay, what’s up? Well, I don’t like how we left things. I mean, you’re obviously angry with me, and I’d like to know what did I do.

[ Shower running ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Ringing ] Please, dante, please pick up. Dante: Hey, it’s dante.

Sorry I missed your call.

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and I’ll get back to you. Honey, uh, it’s me. It’s mom. Leo is missing. When you get this message, please come to ava’s gallery right away. I need your help. Any word? Leo’s gone.

Bravissima, trina. Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you. Thank you. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, but the exhibit went off without a hitch. It really did. So amazing. Uh, ms. Jerome? Yes? Have you seen sasha? No, no, I haven’T. Okay, I guess she must still be in the ladies’ room. Well, a pregnant woman in her third trimester, that’s a solid guess. Is everything alright? Yeah, yeah. No. I just — I found some amazing news about our baby, and I-I-I can’t wait to talk to sasha about it. Gladys: Oh. Damn it! This door is jammed tight. This place is a fire trap.

[ Gasps ] Oh, no! Oh, listen. Look on the bright side, as soon as we get out of here, we can sue ava jerome for endangerment. Make a nice little bundle, get some free art in the process. Then I’ll sell that, too. That’s not what I meant. Oh. Oh, what? W-what is it now? My water just broke.

I’m not angry with you, maxie. This is just what disagreement looks like, and you and I have agreed to disagree when it comes to brook lynn. And gladys. Okay. I won’t run down your friend in front of you anymore, okay? I promise. I appreciate that. I know what brook lynn did to you was unforgivable, but… oh, no, there’s no “but” in that sentence. What she did was unforgivable, period. At least brook lynn was looking out for her family. Of which I am a part of. And gladys only looks out for gladys. Brook lynn screwed you to the wall to score points with daddy darling, right? Something like that. What’d she do to you? I’m not a gossip. Mm. And, you know, it’s not about what she did to me. I can take care of myself. It’s what she’s doing to a dear, kind, extremely handsome friend of mine. Valentin cassadine. Who told you? Maybe she just needs someone to talk to. Really? ‘Cause I kind of think she already talks too much. I just don’t understand why this bothers you so much. Because of brook lynn. So, kristina called me, right? Told me that you had been released from prison and she was so happy that she almost blew my eardrum.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Well, the lengths that I’ll go to to have our daughter miss us. I’m sorry. For what? For what I did to dante. You wouldn’t have picked up the syringe if you — I wasn’t drunk out of my mind? No, if — if you didn’t get worked up over peter august, you know, writing that article that franco was dangerous. Thank you for making excuses. You don’t have to do that. Yeah. How you doing? I just came from a meeting, so if that’s any indication. Well, it indicates that you’re committed to staying sober. Today. What are you doing here? I had A… doctor’s appointment. Oh, good. Yeah, ’cause this is a good place to come. There’s a lot of doctors here. I’m more concerned about you. Rough re-entry? Yeah. I’m hoping in time, you know, things will get back to normal.

[ Chuckles ] That’s not gonna happen.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Thanks for the pep talk. Well, look, you know… …when things change… …they change for the good. I want a second layout on that desert piece. Okay, thank you. I’ll see you in a bit.

[ Gasps ] You’re here. Grandma! Oh!

[ Laughs ] Sonny’s been so good to me. I’m looking forward to getting to know his family. Yeah, and we’re all looking forward to getting to know you, too. I was told that you moved out of the metro court. Did you find an apartment? Not exactly. I moved in here. Here?

[ Chuckles ] Into that dingy old office of julian’s? It’s a perfectly good room. Oh, it’s not. Please move back to the metro court, and I will help you find an apartment. Thank you, but the back room is fine. I like to keep things simple. Too much time in a small town, I guess. A rather nice small town. Sonny told me that things were good in nixon falls. They were. Will you tell me about it? I can’t be stuck in here. My water broke. I’m in labor. I have to get to the hospital.

[ Stammers ] Are you having contractions? Uh, I was having some discomfort before, so maybe.

[ Laughs ] You’re adorable. No, no, no, sweetie, when you have a real contraction, you will know it. The good news is, we have some time. Babies don’t just pop right out. Okay. Still I have no service. Um… well, uh, let’s try your phone. I left it with brando. Okay. Not a problem. Back to plan “A.” Hello! We’re stuck in here! Ahhh! Oooh! Contraction. Okay, okay, okay. Hey. Just hold on to me. You can do this. You can do it.

[ Groans ] Hey. Oh, dante, thank god you’re here. Sorry I missed your call. Oh, it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re here now. We got to find leo. Okay. Dante, I’m so glad you’re here. Yeah. C-can you walk me through what happened? Well, I was right over there with leo, and I turned around for a second and he was gone. I checked the back room, the hallways near the bathroom. My dad is outside checking the parking lot in case leo forgot something in the car. Good, you’re covering a lot of ground. What’s going on? Leo’s missing. Oh, my god. What can we do to help? -Um… -okay. The valet saw leo outside. Oh. He just let him wander off? Well, there were other people leaving, and he just assumed leo was with him. Oh, god. Anyone could have walked off with him. Oh, ma, don’t borrow trouble. Calm down. No, no, no. I know. I know you’re right. You’re right. My son is fine. I’m sorry. Yeah, look, he — he said that leo didn’t seem upset, that he was calm, and so… okay. I want to talk to the valet. Okay, let’s go. Yeah, I have security cameras outside. I’m gonna go check the footage. Okay. There’s an ice cream truck on the corner. Kids love ice cream. Yeah, let’s go. Alright, I’m gonna go check around the gallery. Okay, okay, I’m gonna do the same thing. I’m gonna go in the opposite direction. Okay, so let’s start in the front and then we’ll meet back around, just so we know we covered the same ground. If you see anything, you scream bloody murder. They will hear me in montreal. Olivia, we will find leo. Damn straight we will.

[ Sighs ]

how is me being friendly to gladys — I mean, what — what does that have to do with you and brook lynn? Well, gladys hates brook lynn. Can’t imagine why. I’ll tell you why. Gladys is brook lynn’s assistant, and brook lynn has this crazy notion that gladys should, I don’t know, assist, like, as in do her job. Mm, working for brook lynn, I can’t imagine that’s a picnic. Who knows? Gladys sure doesn’T. All she does is complain. She’s a terrible employee and an even worse human being. Why not just fire her? That’s beside the point. What is the point? I-I don’t understand. What’s the point? I need a cease fire between you and brook lynn. Why, though? W-why is it so important to you that I get along with brook lynn? Because if you keep going after her, I might be collateral damage. It’s so good to see you. I’ve missed you so much. I’m s– I’m sorry, little guy, but, um, I have to go. No, grandma nina. I know, I — I want to stay, too. Are you warm? But I am — I have to go. Nina, no, we were just — we were just going to get some hot chocolate. You should stay.

[ Gasps ] Then the bartender walked right out an hour into his shift. Lenny was — was so mad. We really had our hands full. What did you do? Adapted.

[ Laughs ] Does anything like that ever happen at the metro court? Well, we have had our share of walkouts, but we have such a large staff, there’s always someone there to cover. Must be nice. Well, I can tell you this, even with the five-star rating, it’s hard to find good help. It’s not every day that someone like mike comes along. I’m sorry. I’m still getting used to calling him sonny. It’s okay. You didn’t know that mike was really sonny corinthos. Nina knew it. Oh, god. Where could he be? Where could my baby be? We’re gonna find him. Okay, we checked all around the building. Twice. Even the dumpsters. No luck. Okay, I put out a missing child alert. Spencer: We checked the ice cream truck. And we looked around, up and down the street. I’m sorry, but… nobody remembers seeing leo. Ava: Leo showed up on the security footage. Was he okay? Yes, he seemed absolutely fine. He was walking down the sidewalk, calm as can be. Dante: Okay, what direction was he headed? Um, south. South — south toward the harbor? Was anyone with him? No, not — not that I saw. No. Where the hell could he be going? Okay, brook lynn, uh, let’s go over this one more time. When was the last time you saw him? It was right over here. What were you doing? Leo wanted to show me these pictures. And while we were looking at the pictures, I got distracted for like a second by some cater waiter, and I turned around and by the time I turned around, leo was gone. I, uh — I think I know where leo went. Where?

[ Pounding on door ]Hello! Help! We’re stuck in here. Woman in labor!

[ Groans ] Why — why’d you give brando your phone? We were gonna wait to find out the sex of the baby, but the nurse accidentally revealed it in an e-mail. Oh, so you know? I do, and that’s why I was giving brando — well, don’t hold me in suspense. I got baby clothes to buy.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll tell you, gladys, but only after brando knows. Oh, s-so you didn’t tell him yet. No, no. That’s why I gave him my phone so that he could decide for himself whether he wants to know or not.

[ Laughs ] Of course he wants to know. Help! We’re in here! Woman having a baby! Help! Are we having a boy or a girl? A — [ Screams ] Please! In here! Brando: Hello! Oh! Brando, is that you? Ma? Yeah, the door is stuck. Yeah, just a second. Oh. Oh, whoa, you made quick work of that, my big, strong son. Uh, yeah, actually, the, uh, door was wedged shut. Are you saying somebody locked us in? I’m off the clock.

[ Sighs ] Little snake. Aaahhh! Sasha. Hey, you okay? Ohh. Brando, we have to hurry. The baby’s coming.

for better or for worse remains to be seen. And I know that you seem a little lost, but you’re gonna find your way. And how do you know that? Because you’re alexis davis and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Right. So… word on the street is that, since you’ve been back, you’re a little nicer.

[ Chuckles ] You cannot believe everything you hear. Well, that’s what I was thinking, too. Okay, maybe a little more mellow. Alright. I’m thinking that because for the better part of a year, you weren’t living like a criminal. Mm-hmm. Yeah, that’s true. Mm-hmm. Yeah, it’s true. Alright. So correct me if I’m wrong. You lost your memory. Mm-hmm. You’re a man without a past. Mm-hmm. So you’ve got a clean slate, right? Yeah, something like that.

[ Sighs ] You have no idea how appealing that sounds to me. Just so you know, I’ve got you. I’m fine as long as I’m not having a contraction. Sasha, what’s going on? Did something happen with the baby? Just that it’s coming. Right now? That’s fantastic. Here, have a seat. Yeah. Who’s your ob? Dr. Navarro. We called her on the way over. She’s waiting on four. Okay. I know this is a really weird thing to say right now, but I love your outfit. We were at the photo art exhibit at the jerome gallery. One last night out before the baby. Made it just under the wire, didn’t you? Oh, my god, maxie. When I leave this hospital, I’m gonna be a mom. I don’t think I’m ready. Oh, sasha, you already are a mom. You’re just getting ready to meet your baby.

[ Elevator bell dings ]

[ Chuckles ] Alright. Sonny told me that he and nina knew each other in nixon falls. She knew him and never said a word to him about his family back home. And the worst part is that nina came back to port charles several times while sonny was there, and she saw me, she saw sonny’s family, she saw us mourning, and she lied to our faces. What nina did was terrible. Yeah. I’m sorry. That’s not why I came here. W-we should stop talking about nina. You sure you want to? You seem to have a lot to get off your chest. Because I cannot let it go. Every time I see nina, every time I think about her, I am filled with so much anger and rage. Sounds like a hard burden to carry.

[ Laughs ] It is. It is. I-it’S… then I have to ask, is all this anger at nina worth your energy? I hope mr. Quartermaine was right about where leo went. I ran away once or twice when I was little. I was always okay. Granted, I was a little bit older than leo is. Joss and cam told me you had a chauffeur named chandler that was with you most of the time. Not when I ran away. I had him drop me off first. Of course you did. I just love the idea of little spence up to no good. Yeah, I’m not sure that the people who had to live through it would agree with you. What was up with sasha and mrs. Corbin getting stuck in the back room? How did that even happen? And of course, poor sasha goes into labor. It’s a good thing that brando found sasha and got her to the hospital. Otherwise, she would have been stuck back there having the baby. You were in the back room right before they were, right? Yes, I had to get the check and the flowers for mr. Sartore. Well, you’re lucky you didn’t get stuck back there with them. That would have been awful. I know, right? Just terrible. Olivia: Leo! Ned: Leo? Honey, please answer me! Leo! God, ned, do you really think he would come down here? It’s so…dark and scary.

[ Screams ] Oh!

you know what? A clean slate isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Hmm. I had a lot of time to sit around in prison and catalog all my mistakes, and… …I think it’d be good to forget all that. I didn’t just forget my mistakes, I forget everything — all the good things. My wife, my — my kids, you. And I know you don’t know lenny and phyllis. They were great. Hmm. They took me in and… that was nice of them. I was happy. I was really happy in nixon falls. But then I got my memory back, right? And I couldn’t run fast enough to get home. Yeah, I get that. I do. I wouldn’t want to forget my daughters. Right. My love life, that’s an entirely different story. I mean, the last two alone — one tried to kill me and the other one died in my bed. Who’d want to remember that? Well, think of it this way. You — it’s got to be better next time, right?

[ Laughs ] No, really, it’s so cute that you think there’s gonna be a next time. I’m done, alright? Finito. Alright. The store is closed. If you say so. I say so. Actually, I should start looking for love ’cause you know the saying, “when you stop looking for it is when you find it”? Mm. Wiley, you remember cindy from daycare at the hospital, right? Hi, wiley. She’s gonna take you to see tom the turkey while mommy and grandma nina have a little chat, okay? Okay. Thank you, cindy. Thank you. I did it for wiley. I know. I just hope that michael isn’t too angry when he hears. Just so you know, nina, I agree with michael about you not seeing wiley, at least not right now. But chances are our paths are going to cross from time to time, and I didn’t see any point in dragging wiley away after he was so happy to see you. He’s missed his grandma. Yeah, I’ve missed him, too. He also missed sonny when he was gone. Of course. I just want to let you know that I am very grateful for whatever time I can spend with wiley. I really hate what you did, nina. I don’t know if I can forgive you for it, but I’m also not going to make wiley pay for your actions. I’m not sure I understand your question. I certainly don’t expect you to forgive nina, but I do hope you move on for your sake.

[ Chuckles ] That’s really hard for me. I know. But it seems your anger at nina is only hurting you. Nina stole more from me than just time with my husband. I’ve known sonny for decades. I know him better than anyone. And now, thanks to nina, there’s a nine-month gap where sonny lived his life as someone else. Some guy named mike. And I’m never gonna know that guy. There’s a part of sonny’s life… …where he’s a stranger to me, and I hate that. Of course you do. But even though that gap exists, it doesn’t mean you have to get stuck in it.

[ Chuckles ] Well, it would be a lot easier if nina left port charles, you know, if her offices weren’t in my hotel. I understand sonny spoke to nina, told her to stay clear of him and his family. Yeah. And has nina complied? More or less. I mean, I’m her landlord. We’re bound to cross paths. It seems to me that both sonny and nina are trying to move forward. Can you try, as well? Ma. Oh, there you are. It took me forever to find a parking spot. Uh, dr. Navarro is in with sasha now. Oh, good. I want to — I want to see what she has to say. Wait, ma. Ma, ma, ma, ma. Let’s give sasha some privacy. Sorry. You’re right. I’m — I’m just so excited. A baby! You haven’t mentioned any names yet. Please tell me you’re not naming that kid feather or storm or some wacky thing with all consonants. You’ll just have to wait and see. So everyone tells me. Well, how’s she doing? Uh, contractions are getting faster now. I just — I hope sasha’s not in labor long. Why, got someplace to be? No, I just… I just hate seeing her in pain. You know, especially when I can’t do anything. Are you kidding me? You’re doing plenty already. Out here in the hall? Yes, yes. When she needs to be alone, you’re leaving her alone. You’ll be right by her side when she needs you close. And when that baby does come, you’ll be right there holding her hand. Just be careful. Sometimes women squeeze so hard, they can break your hand. It’d be worth it.

[ Chuckles ] Well, at least you’re in a hospital. No place better, right? That’s one way to look at it. I can always find the silver lining.

[ Sighs ] Um… I meant to ask you, uh… you said the door to that back room at the gallery was wedged shut? Yeah, it was. Yeah, like someone was locking us in on purpose? Well, it was definitely put there on purpose. Whoever did it must not have realized anyone was inside. Maybe. Ma, why would anyone want to lock you and sasha in? Oh, I have some ideas. Olivia: Leo! Answer me! Ned: Leo! Honey, please. Oh. Please. Oh, my god. What happened, honey? Talk to me. There’s no bump. No bump? No bump. No bump. Okay. Come here. Let’s get away from the water. Honey, what were you thinking wandering away from the gallery like that all by yourself? Hey, hey, hey, hey. We heard a scream. Oh, thank god. Is he okay? Yeah, he doesn’t appear to be injured. We found him just lying on his stomach over the edge of the dock there. My heart just stopped. Oh, my gosh, what happened? I don’t know. Hey, leo, leo. Look at me. Look at me. Can you tell me what you were doing down here? Looking for an octopus. Out in the dark? All by yourself? Honey, you’re not even wearing a jacket. Aren’t you cold? I like it here. Leo, were you trying to find an octopus like the one in the picture, sweetie? Honey, you cannot just wander off like that by yourself. It’s dangerous. We were all frantic about you. Look at me. Can you see how scared I am?

Need anything? A good book? I could run down to the gift shop and get you — don’t you dare. What’d the doctor say?

[ Sighs ] Dr. Navarro said that I’m only 2 centimeters dilated, so it’s gonna be a while.

[ Sighs ] Um…I am sorry I wasn’t there to help. I’m just glad that you weren’t stuck in there with us. We might have never gotten out. Well, I hope my, uh, mom didn’t make things worse. Actually, gladys was really helpful. Gladys who?

[ Laughing ] I know! She kept her cool and — and kept me calm. Huh. Well, will wonders never cease.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door opens ] I brought us some distractions. We can catch up on the celebrity dirt while we’re waiting for the kid to arrive. Thank you, gladys. That is exactly what I need. Of course it is. Now let’s get this show on the road. I’m ready to be the best grandma ever. I noticed you weren’t at the courthouse with michael when I got extradited to pennsylvania. I didn’t know. Oh, you didn’t know. Well, would you have gone along with it if you had? All I can say is I understand michael’s anger, his need for you to answer for what you did. Yeah, michael has every right to be angry at me. If I were him, I’d have a hard time forgiving me, too. The way I see it, you’ve been charged in pennsylvania and the court will decide your punishment. That’ll be that. I just hope I’m not causing any problems between you and michael. You aren’T. Whatever happens between michael and me has nothing to do with you. Of course. It’s just, willow… I’m truly sorry if I caused you pain. You kept my son’s grandfather away from him and you lied to our faces about it. I’m not ready to hear your apology. I get it, but it’s important for me to tell you that I never intended to hurt anyone. I just wasn’t thinking about the childr– I wouldn’t intentionally ever hurt a child. I just wasn’t thinking. And now everyone is paying the price. Good news. Leo’s been found, and he’s okay. Where was he? Down by the harbor. He walked all the way there on his own in the dark? Terrifying, isn’t it? There really is nothing worse than thinking your child is in danger. Can I ask you a question? It might be kind of sensitive. That depends. What’s the question? Well, seeing sasha come in here to deliver her baby, made you think of louise more than you usually do? Yeah. Seeing sasha go into labor definitely brought back memories. But at least sasha gets to have her baby in a hospital. I didn’t have that luxury with louise or james.

[ Chuckles ] I have every faith that louise will be returned to you. Yeah, I miss her very much. But most importantly, I want her to be safe. I’m sorry. You have a very soft heart. I didn’t used to. Not even sure I do now. What makes you say that? Well, for one thing, you seem to want everybody to get along. Why make more discord in a world that already has more than enough? Okay, fair — fair enough. Here’s what I’ll commit to — I will not be unkind to gladys, but I won’t go out of my way to see her, okay? I think that that’s best for everyone. I’ll have to take your word on that.

[ Chuckles ] Can I ask you another question? How sensitive is this one? Eh, sort of, kind of sensitive. Before sasha came in here, you were saying that if I didn’t get along with brook lynn that you would somehow be collateral damage. What did you mean by that? Hey, uh, how did you know to look at the docks? Well, I’ve been doing some reading… on missing kids? …About children on the autism spectrum. Many of these kids are really attracted to water. In fact, first responders are taught to search the nearest body of water whenever a child with autism goes missing. Yeah, that’s true, ma. We are. I’m gonna go check in on my little brother, alright? Are you alright?

[ Voice breaking ] No. No, ned, I am nowhere near alright. Look, I am not saying that leo is definitely on the spectrum. If you hadn’t done the reading, we wouldn’t have known where to look for him. I’m scared, ned. Hey.

[ Sobbing ] I’m right here. I’m right here. I’m scared.

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[“Wedding march”]

Paulina: [Giggles] Well, smile, baby. Mm-hmm.

[Sighs contentedly] Aww.

Marlena: Welcome, everyone. We are gathered here today, in the presence of god, as well as family and friends, to join together this man, abraham carver, and this woman, paulina price, in holy matrimony. Marriage is an honorable estate, not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, soberly, and with god’s blessing. If anyone knows of just cause why these two may not be joined in holy matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.

[Sinister music]

Paulina: Marlena? Marlena, what are you waiting for? Let’s get the show on the road.

Marlena: [Chuckles] Of course.

Chanel: Wait. I have something to say.

Susan: Help! The devil locked us in here! Come on. He’s out there running amok in salem. Come on, help!

John: Susan.

Susan: Ooh! John black, you’re awake. Ooh.

John: Susan.

Susan: Yeah? Now, I know you’re awake, john. What is it?

John: I need–I need you to do something for me.

Susan: Oh, okay. Okay. Anything. Anything. What can I do for you?

John: Shut! The hell! Up!

Shawn: Oh. Hey there, counselor.

Belle: Detective. I just came from seeing my new client and thought I’d stop by and say hi.

Shawn: Well, I certainly appreciate the visit. You taking the case?

Belle: Mm, that depends.

Shawn: On what?

Belle: On whether or not I’m willing to sue my mother.

[Eerie music]

Paulina: Baby, what’s going on? Is there something you need to say to me before I get married?

Chanel: I don’t have anything to say to you, but I do have something to say to abe and lani.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are “the days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Susan: Dear lord. Has satan possessed your body too, now, john black?

John: No, I’m not possessed. I’m just annoyed.

Susan: All right, but your tone–

John: At the risk of sounding rude, I have been locked in here forever, and the sound of you pounding and screaming like that is making my head explode! I’m surprised you haven’t woken the dead by now.

Susan: Oh. Oh. The dead. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Oh, we’re in here.

[Gasps] Oh. Oh.

John: What are you doing?

Susan: I can feel them. How about you? Yeah, the poor, unfortunate souls. I mean, they have been laid to rest in here.

John: Well, they’re not gonna be any help to us now. And if someone doesn’t come to save us soon, I’m afraid we’re gonna join their ranks.

Paulina: Um, honey, if this is about you not being maid of honor, well, I–I thought we talked this all out together. And I told you I only asked lani because–

Chanel: I know damn well why you asked lani.

Paulina: You know what, honey? You know what?

Chanel: You asked her because she’s not really your niece. She’s your daughter!

[Dramatic music]

It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Lani: Chanel, what are you talking about?

Chanel: I’m sorry, lani, but it’s true.

Lani: No, look. I–I don’t understand what you’re talking about. Your aunt tamara is my mother.

Paulina: Chanel, sit down. This is my wedding.

Chanel: Listen to me, lani. They’ve been lying to us our whole lives.

Lani: Why are you doing this?

Chanel: Because I’m trying to tell you we’re not cousins. We’re sisters.

Lani: No. No, no. This is not right.

Paulina: Of course. Of course it’s not. She’s not making any sense. Chanel, that is quite enough.

Lani: Okay. Wait, wait. Look, let her talk.

Chanel: I know I sound crazy. I just found out myself, but when you were born, mama gave you away to her sister to raise as her own.

Paulina: Oh, I–I don’t know where she’s getting all this nonsense, but this is grade-a hooey! Now, let’s get back to the wedding. Abraham.

Abe: Chanel, where did you hear this? Who told you this?

Susan: Oh, john black! You listen to me. You better not be giving up. Mm-mm-mm! You’re gonna let satan have dr. Marlena’s body? No. No. To that, I say, no siree, bob. Mm-mm-mm! Because I know the horror of being possessed by the devil himself. And god only knows what I did, what sins I committed, I mean, while the prince of darkness had possession of my body.

John: So you don’t remember?

Susan: Well, okay. I do remember. I remember waking up from a very vivid dream about being tormented by hairballs. And then–oh! And then, I– I confronted the devil. And then, nothing.

John: Yeah. Well, then consider yourself lucky.

Susan: Why? What–what did I do under the spell of satan, huh? John black, you tell me right now, ’cause if I’m gonna die in this crypt, I need to know what mortal transgressions I committed so that I can confess my sins to god and ask for his forgiveness.

John: All right! If you have such an urgent need to know, you tried to seduce me.

Susan: Oh! Golly! Oh.

Abe: Chanel, who told you this? Who told you that paulina is lani’s mother?

[Tense music]

Marlena: I’m sorry. You can’t say anything about it.

Chanel: Well, what if I, uh, I don’t reveal my source? Like, if I don’t tell anyone who told me?

Marlena: No, no, no, no. Paulina would know. And then, she would feel betrayed, and then, I could lose my license.

Chanel: It doesn’t matter where I heard it or who told me. It’s the god’s honest truth. I know it is. Tell them, mother. Tell everyone how you’ve been lying for all these years.

Lani: Aunt paulina?

Paulina: Well, I hate to say this, but my daughter– my only daughter, chanel– is lying.

Trelegy for copd.

Abe: Why would chanel make up something like that?

Paulina: Because she’s trying to hurt me, or because of the maid-of-honor snub, or because I cut her off when she first came to town.

Lani: Chanel, tell me the truth.

Chanel: I am, lani. I’ll put my hand on a bible in this church and swear to god I’m not lying to you.

Paulina: Don’t do this.

Chanel: Mother.

Paulina: Trust me when I tell you, let this go. Whoever told you was mistaken. You’re wrong about this.

Olivia: No, she isn’T.

Paulina: Mama?

Olivia: I cannot let my daughter bear false witness against both of her daughters in the house of god.

Lani: What are you saying?

Olivia: I’m saying chanel is right. Tamara is not your mother. Paulina is.

Susan: No! No, no, no.

John: Susan. Susan. Susan, it’s all right. It’s all right.

Susan: No, no, no!

John: You know what?

Susan: Dr. Marlena is my friend, and she is my hero, and I would never willingly betray her.

John: And–and you didn’T. You didn’t, because it wasn’t you. He transformed you.

Susan: What? Into the cat again?

John: Suze. Susan.

Susan: What?

John: He transformed you into someone else.

Susan: [Whimpers] Who? Who? Who? What was the form that I tempted you in, hmm?

[Quirky music]

John: Kristen dimera.

Susan: [Stammers] Ooh! That she-devil. Oh, my god. I was doubly possessed. Oh, I really am in hell. Ooh!

Lani: I don’t understand. How can my mother not be my mother?

Olivia: Oh, my sweet lani. We made a decision, as a family, all those years ago.

Lani: To give paulina’s baby to her sister to raise as her own?

Olivia: We thought we were doing the right thing.

Lani: But if tamara is not really my mother, that means that–

Abe: That I’m–I’m not your father.

Paulina: Abe.

Abe: Is it true?

Paulina: Abe–

Abe: Don’t try to deny it. I can see it written all over your face.

Paulina: Abe. Now, please, I can explain everything. And I will, later. I promise, but let marlena just finish the ceremony. Then we can deal with this as husband and wife or as a family.

Abe: Do you think there’s going to be a wedding?

Paulina: Oh, I’m not ready to give up.

Abe: There’s not going to be a wedding. Not today. And not ever.

Paulina: Well–abe, no. Where are you going? Abe, please. Please. Please don’t go, abe! I love you!


[Tense music]

Lani: [Sobbing]

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Belle: So my mom convinced julie to sign this document, and it waives her authority to make any medical decisions as doug’s spouse and gives it all solely to my mom. So, I mean, I guess I could argue that julie just didn’t know what she was doing when she signed her rights away, right? She was distraught, she was desperate, and didn’t think it through.

Shawn: Well, and then you’d have to cast doubt on your mother’s professional judgment.

Belle: Right, which normally I wouldn’t dream of doing, but lately, her judgment just, I don’t know, seems off. And not just in this case.

Shawn: What else?

Belle: Well, for starters, she dressed as the devil on halloween. And then, the other day, the way she treated that poor cat.

Susan: Oh! I wish I stayed as a little kittycat. Instead, I made you cheat on your saint of a wife, and I am now eternally damned.

John: No, you’re not, because I didn’T.

Susan: You didn’t what?

John: Cheat on my wife. But the devil made it clear that he’s not giving up, and he still intends to use you so I will betray marlena. You see, he needs to corrupt her soul so he can completely possess her.

Susan: So he’s gonna come back here for me?

John: Yeah, he’s gonna come back here. I’m afraid so.

Susan: [Yelps] Help! Help! The devil is coming after me. Oh, my god!

Lani: [Sobbing] I don’t understand any of this. My whole life–

[Voice cracks] My whole life is a lie.

Eli: Why don’t we go talk in private?

Kate: You okay?

Roman: I just feel so bad for lani and abe, for this to happen on his wedding day.

Kate: Do you want to go find him?

Roman: No. I–I know abe. He’s gonna want to be alone to process this. He knows I’m there for him when he’s ready.

Chanel: I’m sorry I ruined the wedding.

Roman: We’re not the ones you need to apologize to.

Theo: You didn’t have to do this, chanel.

Chanel: Yeah, but my mom was lying to abe and lani.

Theo: It’s my dad’s wedding day, and you made it about you because you were feeling upset that you didn’t get picked as maid of honor.

Chanel: You think that’s what this is about?

Theo: I think you wanted to make yourself the center of attention, and you didn’t care who you hurt.

Chanel: That’s not true!

Theo: I always knew that you were a self-centered brat, but I never thought your damn selfishness would destroy our family.

Lani: [Sobbing]

Eli: We’re gonna deal with this, whatever it is.

Lani: I don’t even know how to process what just happened. Like, how can my dad not be my dad?

Eli: Did you ever, you know, have a test after you found him?

Lani: No. My mom, she– she told me he was my father, and I believed her.

Eli: Of course you did. And why would she lie?

Lani: I just–I felt so lucky to have a dad that I didn’t even question it. I couldn’t have asked for a better dad, and now–

Eli: Lani, listen. This does not have to change anything.

Lani: What do you mean? It changes everything.

Paulina: Abraham, you can’t outrun me, you know. It’s hard to be a runaway groom walking with a cane.

Abe: Do you think this is a joke?

Paulina: No, no. Of course not. I just want to talk.

Abe: You lied to me. You lied to my–

Paulina: Lani. She will always, always be your daughter.

Abe: No, she’s not. She never was. You have cost me the most important thing in my life.

Dad are you sure

you’re up to host?

Roman: [Sighs]

Kate: I’m telling you now, I just never trusted that woman, from day one. When paulina came to town, I just didn’t like her.

Roman: Yeah, but we still don’t know the whole story.

Kate: She lied to abe. He’s better off without her, roman.

Roman: Yeah, but you’re still mad because paulina beat you out of that lease in the square.

Kate: Yeah, yeah. You’re damn right I am, because she tricked abe. She tricked him into changing the zoning so she could tear the place down.

Roman: That was a dirty trick, yes.

Kate: Yeah, yeah. And the whole town started to turn against her because of that, but abe, with his big heart, forgives her, and then everyone forgives her. And–and now–

Roman: And now, she broke his heart all over again.

Kate: Yeah.

Paulina: Please let me explain.

Abe: Explain what? You’ve been lying to me ever since the day we met about what matters most to me.

Paulina: And I’m so sorry.

Abe: Uh, do you understand? Do you understand what it meant to me to find lani so late in life? To have a daughter like lani, it’s a big part of who I am as a man.

Paulina: And it was a big part of the reason that I fell for you.

Abe: Well, you made me fall for you too. Head over heels. But the difference was I was honest with you. About everything. But you kept silent and let me give you my heart, knowing how I felt about your daughter, knowing–

[Voice cracks] Knowing that I loved her as my own.

Paulina: I never meant to hurt you.

Abe: Then why did you? How could you walk down the aisle to marry me with lani as your matron of honor, knowing that this was just based on a myth?

Paulina: No. No, abe. No. What I feel for you, that’s real.

Abe: If you truly loved me, you could never keep this kind of secret from me. Your love is like everything else. It’s just one big, damn lie.

Paulina: No. No, it isn’T. It isn’t, abe. I swear to you, I wanted to tell both you and lani the truth, but I couldn’T. I just–I didn’t have a choice.

Abe: Of course you did. Of course you did. You chose to give her up, and I didn’t have that choice today. I lost my daughter. I lost my daughter because you kept the secret to cover your guilt.

Paulina: No. No, I didn’t keep it for me, abe. I kept it for you, and I kept it for lani.

Lani: [Exhales sharply] All those years growing up without a father. I would go to the park and watch all the little girls play with their daddies, and I didn’t have anyone to push me on the swing or anyone to play catch with me.

Eli: I know that must have been hard.

Lani: And I love my mom. I do, but she wasn’t always there either. Like, I taught myself how to–how to ride a bike, how to stand up to a bully, and how to build a sandcastle. And I missed out on all of those father-daughter moments that you are gonna have with jules. And then, I came here, to salem, and…I found a father and I found a brother. A family.

Eli: An amazing family.

Lani: And now, they’re not mine. They’re not my family. Abe is not my father, and theo is not my brother. It’s just me. It is just me. It is just–


Chanel: Abe had a right to know that his bride was keeping this secret from him.

Theo: And your mother was wrong to keep it, but why out it this way? Instead of setting fire to the wedding, why not try to protect the people you love?

Chanel: The truth would have still broken their hearts!

Theo: But it wouldn’t have turned their pain into a spectacle. What on earth possessed you to do this?

Susan: Someone! Please. Anyone! John… I need to resign myself to being used as the devil’s tool of debauchery. I mean, fact is, I may soon be tearing at your garments and ravishing you with utter abandon.

John: I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Susan: Oh, my gosh. Is it getting hot in here?

John: Susan?

Susan: Hmm?

John: You have hairpins?

Susan: Mm-hmm. I mean–I mean, I haven’t exactly had time to put my hair up in curlers.

John: Susan!

Susan: What?

John: You have hairpins. You can pick these locks.

Susan: I can?

John: Yes, you can.

Susan: [Gasps] Oh, john black, I can!

John: Yes.

Susan: I can! I can do that. This is such a great idea. Oh, my goodness. It’s gonna be like you and i in a jason bourne movie.

John: Just like it, yeah.

Susan: Yeah, yeah.

John: Okay.

Susan: Okay. Okay.

John: So?

Susan: Yeah, so? What–

John: So?

Susan: So, hairpins. Right, right, right. Okay, okay. All right. All right, let me see. Let me see how to do this. All right, I can do this. I can do this. All right? All right.

John: Okay. Okay. Here’s what we’re gonna do. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

John: All right. Put that pin into the lock and bend the end to about 20 degrees.

Susan: Okay, okay. I got it. I got it.

John: All right. That’s good. Now, that one’s called your lockpick. You’re gonna do that to rake the binding pins.

Susan: All right. Binding pins.

John: That’s right. Now, the other end, you gotta put inside the core right there.

Susan: Mm-hmm.

John: And you’re gonna use that to create rotational tension on the plug.

Susan: Okay. Rotational tension on the plug.

John: All right, now, with the lockpick…

Susan: Mm-hmm.

John: Stick it inside, all the way to the back. And pulling towards you and upwards, try to hit those binding pins, and hear ’em click. Pull it towards you. Rake ’em towards you.

Susan: Oh, I’m pulling. I’m pulling.

John: Rake it towards you.

Susan: I’m raking it towards me.

John: Keep going. Back and–

Susan: You know what? John black, this is just–

John: Rake it back.

Susan: No. It’s just not working; I can’t do it.

John: It’s all right. It’s all right. It’s all right. Sometimes new locks, they’re– they’re harder to pick.

Susan: Okay.

John: Okay, okay. We’re all right.

Susan: Okay.

John: The lock on the crypt door. It’s older. It’s ancient. Sometimes they’re easier. You can have better luck with that.

Susan: Okay.

John: All right, but susan, you gotta hurry. He could be back here soon.

Susan: I can try. I can try. Okay, what do I do? What do I do when I get out of here?

John: You’re gonna do what you do best. You’re gonna scream your brains out and tell all of salem the devil has marlena!

Susan: Okay. As god as my witness–

John: Keep this pick. Keep the pick and go.

Susan: I am not gonna let him have dr. Marlena evans. I am not.

John: Quick. Go.

Susan: Okay, I’m gonna do this; I’m gonna do this.

John: Rotational…

Susan: All right, so–

John: Tension on the core.

Susan: Okay.

John: That’s right. Put the pick lock in there.

Susan: All right. The rotational.

John: Pull it towards you.

Theo: Am I missing something? Did you decide to blow up this wedding on your own, or did you talk to somebody about it?

Marlena: That’s enough, theo.

Theo: Dr. Evans.

Marlena: Yeah. Chanel was just doing what she thought was right.

Theo: And you saw what it did to my dad. Did you think that was a good thing?

Marlena: Judgments won’t help anything right now. Chanel, I think you should take your grandmother home. It’s been a very trying day for everybody.

Olivia: You don’t know my life. You just can’t send me home like I’m some damn old woman, all right?

Marlena: Of course. No, I understand that. I was just thinking that it’s been difficult for everybody today.

Chanel: She’s right, big mama. There’s nothing for us to do here.

[Sinister music]

Demon marlena: I think my work here is done. I do love destroying a good wedding.

Theo: Did you say something, dr. Evans?

Marlena: No, no. Not a thing.

[Eerie music]

Kate: Oh! What’s this?

Roman: Chowder.

Kate: I know what it is. I served it here for over a year. I mean, what is all this?

Roman: Well, you said the word, we went on our first date. At least our first date this time around.

Kate: Yeah, some date.

Roman: Yeah. We didn’t get a chance to eat, so I am officially announcing, even though the wedding is over, this date is not.

Kate: [Chuckles]

Roman: Why are you looking at me like that?

Kate: Because I’m thinking. I’m thinking that you and abe are really cut from the same cloth. You’re both good guys. You both deserve to be happy.

Roman: Is this your way of warning me that I can’t trust you either?

Kate: You know who I am, roman.

Roman: Maybe better than you know yourself.

Kate: That doesn’t scare you?

Roman: No, not at all. Uh-uh. You are worth the risk.

Kate: I hope so. You think abe’s gonna be okay? And lani?

Roman: Well, I think they’re gonna need a whole lot of support from all of the people who love ’em if they’re gonna save that family.

Eli: Hey, you’re not alone. You got me, jules, carver. And, baby, I am positive that abe– you’re not gonna lose him, and you’re not gonna lose theo.

Lani: But it won’t be the same.

Eli: Why not? I mean, I didn’t have my biological father, okay, but the father that I did have, he loved me. And that’s what mattered most. And I know that abe loves you. He’s your father in every way that counts, and he will always be that.

Lani: How is it that you always know the right thing to say to make me feel better?

Eli: It’s my job.

Lani: And you’re right. I’m not cutting abe out of my heart. I couldn’t if I wanted to. But things will change, whether we like it or not, because of her.

Eli: Hey, we don’t know the whole truth yet.

Lani: No, we don’T. But I need to, and I need to know why.

Eli: So go find out. Go get the truth from paulina.

Paulina: Remember when I told you about that boyfriend I had all those years ago? How possessive he was? How he abused me? That man was lani’s father.

Abe: I see.

Paulina: When I got pregnant, I didn’t tell him because I knew, if he knew, he’d latch onto that child and onto me, and he’d just hold on forever. So it was my mama’s idea to keep me hidden from him, until I gave birth, and then just give my little baby girl to my sister.

Abe: And tamara agreed to that?

Paulina: Well, she was ready to be a mother. We made it work. But I had no idea that, all these years later, you would just assume you were lani’s father and that tammy, she would just go along with it.

Abe: So you’re saying that this was your mother’s fault or tamara’s?

Paulina: No, abe. I’m not saying that at all. Believe me. I blame myself plenty. Ultimately, it was my choice, and I’ve had to live with that every day, since that little girl was born.

Abe: Until today.

Paulina: Especially today. Oh, I’ve lived a very exciting life, abe. I am. I made a lot of money, I traveled the world, but not a day–not a day went by that I didn’t miss lani and imagine the kind of life that we could have had together. But when I came to salem and I saw you with her and I saw how happy you were, i knew I’d made the right choice. I protected my daughter from a very bad man, and she ended up getting the very good father that she deserved. So yes, I will apologize for all those lies and the way that I hurt you both, but I won’t– I won’t apologize for the way it turned out.

Abe: So now, you’re coming clean. Now, who’s that supposed to be for? Me? Lani? Or just you?

Paulina: Abraham–

Abe: You can tell yourself all the lies you want. You have to forgive me, because I am not going to listen anymore.

[Somber music]

Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Kate: Thank you for the chowder. This date didn’t go exactly the way I thought it would, but I am going to give you a chance to make it up to me the next time.

Roman: So there will be a second date?

Kate: Oh, there’s gonna be many dates. Okay, I should go change.

Roman: All right. All right. I’ll be down here, in case you decide you want to come back down.

Kate: Okay.

Roman: Abraham. Can I get you something?

Abe: Just a friend.

Roman: You came to the right place.

Eli: Hey.

Theo: Is lani okay?

Eli: Not really.

Theo: I want to talk to her. I want to tell her that she is still my sister, no matter what.

Eli: I told her. There’s something she has to handle first.

Theo: Where’d she go?

Eli: She went to confront the truth.

Paulina: [Exhales sharply]

[Melancholic music]

Chanel: [Sighs] Do you hate me, big mama, for ruining the wedding?

Olivia: Did you do what you believed was right?

Chanel: I–I thought so.

Olivia: Well, then you’ve got nothing to feel sorry about, have you?

Chanel: Big mama, why are you looking at me like that?

Olivia: It was that headshrinker, wasn’t it? Told you to blow up the wedding too, didn’t she?

Chanel: What makes you say that?

Olivia: Oh, child, I’ve been around long enough to know when the devil’s got somebody’s tongue.

Belle: All right, julie. I’ll be in touch soon. You just hang in there. Okay.

Shawn: So what did you decide?

Belle: I decided to take your grandmother’s case.

Shawn: So you’re taking your mom to court?

Belle: And let’s just pray to god she sees the light.


Susan: John black, it’s not working. I can’t do it.

John: Yes, you can. You’re doing great, susan. Just don’t give up.

Susan: Well, I mean, I know my fingers are nimble. It’s just this lock is just so rusty. It’s gonna take a miracle. You know, like when the angel of the lord came down to st. Peter’s cell, and he–

[Door unlocks]

John: Susan?

Susan: Did you hear that? I think I heard a click. Did you hear a click, john black?

John: Susan?

Susan: Huh?

John: Try the door.

Susan: Oh, okay. I’m gonna try the door.

John: Yeah.

Susan: Okay. Oh!

John: Okay. Susan?

Susan: Yeah? Yeah?

John: Get out of here! Go now. Hurry!

Susan: Okay, I’ll go. And I’m gonna rescue you, and I’m gonna stop satan in his tracks. Ooh!

Demon marlena: Going somewhere?

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Kate: This is so amazing. Couple of days ago, we didn’t know if abe was gonna live or die, and now, we’re going to his wedding.

Roman: You know what else is amazing? You get more beautiful every day.

Kate: I hardly that’s true.

Roman: No, that is true. But you never could take a compliment. Not from me anyway.

Kate: Okay, fine. I’ll take it. I’ll take it. What about you with that smile that’s always just a little bit naughty but kind? And every time I see it, makes my heart melt.

[Elevator chimes]

Steve: Hey, baby.

Kayla: Oh, no. You didn’t get my text.

Steve: No. Oh! My phone’s been on vibrate. I’m sorry.

Kayla: Well, I’m sorry you had to come down here to pick me up, but I can’t go. I was called in for emergency surgery. I can’t go to the wedding.

Steve: Oh, no. Well, that’s too bad. Well, maybe you can come by later.

Kayla: I doubt it, but I will certainly try. But in any case, will you please apologize to abe and paulina for me? Give ’em my love.

Steve: I’ll do that. Something else I’m gonna do when I’m at that wedding.

Kayla: What’s that?

Steve: I’m gonna have a talk with marlena.

Marlena: Chanel? Did you hear what I said?

Chanel: Yes, but…

Marlena: Oh, this must be so confusing for you.

Chanel: I am confused. So you’re telling me that lani is not my cousin? She’s my sister?

Marlena: Yes. Paulina and lani are mother and daughter.

Lani: Auntie p, I’m confused. You told chanel that asking me to be your matron of honor was a spontaneous decision, one that you made after my dad was shot when we found out that he was gonna be okay?

Paulina: That was a wonderful moment, wasn’t it?

Lani: Yes, but that’s not the moment that you decided to ask me to stand up for you. You came to talk to me about that the day before. Don’t you remember? You said you had something important to discuss with me, and then eli came in with the news about my dad.

Paulina: Eli. Right.

Lani: And then the next day at the hospital, I asked you what you wanted to talk to me about, and you said that–

Paulina: I lied.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Abe: So what do you mean? I mean, this is a new suit. Is my tie too wide?

Theo: Your clothes are fine, dad. The problem is that ugly-ass hospital cane of yours.

Abe: Oh, yeah, well, paulina doesn’t like it either. But what do you want me to do? I’m still unsteady. I mean, the last thing I want to do is wipe out walking down the aisle at my own wedding.

Theo: Well, it’s a good thing your best man’s got you covered. Be right back.

Lani: You lied?

Paulina: Yes.

Lani: Auntie p, I don’t understand. After everything that happened with price town, you promised me that you would never lie to me again. Now you’re saying you broke that promise?

Paulina: No. No, baby. I didn’t lie to you. I lied to chanel.

Chanel: How is this even possible?

Marlena: I know it’s a lot to process.

Chanel: So my mom had an affair with abe when he was dating my aunt?

Marlena: No. No. Your mother didn’t meet abe until she came to salem. Lani’s father is a guy named ray.

Chanel: So abe isn’t lani’s father?

Marlena: No, he’s not.

Chanel: But my mom I also lani’s mom?

Marlena: And that’s why she chose her to be her matron of honor.

Chanel: It all makes sense now. Of course lani is her daughter. Oh, my god. My mother has been lying to me my entire life. Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Kate: Okay. Well, I guess I’ll see you at st. Luke’S.

Roman: See you there. Unless you want me to give you a lift.

Kate: No, no. I have my own car.

Roman: Well, I know that, but we’re going to the same place. Why not go together? What?

Kate: Okay, so as much as I appreciate the offer, I just don’t want you to get the wrong idea.

Roman: What? Like it’s a date?

Kate: Exactly.

Eli: Okay. There we go.

Olivia: Oh, eli, it was so sweet of you to pick me up at the airport and bring me to the chapel.

Eli: No. My pleasure. We’re just sorry that tamara couldn’t make it to the wedding. We were hoping she’d be able to reschedule her tour.

Olivia: Tour shmour. That’s not the reason tamara’s not coming to paulina’s wedding.

Eli: Hmm, then what is?

Paulina: Chanel put me on the spot when she asked me why I chose you over her. I blurted the first thing that came into my head.

Lani: That it was a spur-of-the-moment decision when truthfully you were planning to ask me all along.

Paulina: Well, I couldn’t tell chanel that. I knew it would hurt her feelings.

Lani: Chanel is tough.

Paulina: She acts tough. Your cousin actually is very fragile, and it’s not like I completely forgot about her. She has a very important role in the wedding. She’s walking me down the aisle.

Lani: Auntie, can I ask you something?

Paulina: Of course. Anything.

Lani: Why would you ask me to stand up for you and not your own daughter?

Chanel: This explains so much about how mama sees lani compared to me.

Marlena: And how is that?

Chanel: She’s together. I’m a mess. She’s a role model. And I’m a cautionary tale.

Marlena: Has it always been like that?

Chanel: Not at all. Giving me the best of everything always made mama happy and proud, until we got to salem. Now, all of a sudden, I’m this freeloading, gold-digging embarrassment who needs to grow up and get a job.

Marlena: And do you think that lani had anything to do with that?

Chanel: Of course.

Marlena: That hardly seems fair. Paulina spoils you your entire life and then suddenly turns around and belittles you.

Chanel: Oh, it was worse than that. She cut me off. Oh, but lani–she gets a fat check for the twins’ college tuition. And I was all, “why is mama being so generous to these babies that she barely even knows?”

Marlena: Because they’re her grandchildren.

Chanel: Like I said, it all makes sense now.

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Finn: Still nothing.

Steffy: Well, if your parents are running late, I’m sure we can find something else to do, before they get here.

Finn: Yeah?

Steffy: Tidy up some more.

[Finn chuckling] I wonder what could be keeping them.

Li: You have been lying to me and our son his entire life, jack.

Jack: Not about my love for you, not about my devotion to our family.

Li: You are finn’s biological father. You had an affair with that monstrous woman.

Jack: And I’m sorry for all of it. The affair, the lying, but not for finn. Not for raising him with you. He’s our son, li. Sheila may have given birth to him, but she was in no place to take care of him. We are his parents. I don’t expect you to do it now, but I am asking for forgiveness.

Li: I’m only a part of this. The real question is, will finn be able to forgive you?

Zende: This neck line.

Hope: Gorgeous. And petra, you make it even more stunning.

Petra: Thank you.

Hope: Although if we brought the plunge up, it would make it more versatile.

Zende: And that is why you are the boss. Great idea. I’ll make the changes and send it downstairs. Thank you, petra.

Petra: I hope we can do it again soon.

[ Clears throat ]

Hope: It’s funny how the models just jump at a chance to work on this line.

Zende: They appreciate a great design.

Hope: And the designer, even though he has a girlfriend.

Thomas: What’s that look for?

Paris: It’s applications for the zende forrester scholarship fund. These kids have such big dreams.

Thomas: Well, thanks to you they might actually get to fulfill them.

Paris: It’s zende’s fund.

Thomas: It’s your idea. Just another brilliant paris buckingham brainstorm.

Paris: I don’t know about all that.

Thomas: It’s true. You really are an impressive woman. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you.

Zende: You might have to remind the models that I have a girlfriend, but you never have to remind me.

Hope: Well good, because you and paris are a good match.

Zende: Trust me, I realize how lucky I am to have a woman like paris in my life.

Thomas: You know, I got to be honest, I was not sure that we would work as roommates.

Paris: I think it’s been great.

Thomas: Yeah, me too. Uh… but don’t worry, I’m-I’m still looking for my own place.

Paris: How’s it going?

Thomas: It’s good. Yeah, I mean, actually, I can, I can tell you about it all over dinner. I could pick up some takeout from that noodle place you like?

Paris: Tonight? I-I don’t know, zende might have something planned for us.

Carter: Hey.

Paris: Carter, hi. Uh, what can we do for you?

Carter: It’s not urgent, I can come back. I didn’t mean to interrupt.

Finn: I’m gonna text my mom.

Steffy: If they want to meet later, the kids will be back.

Finn: I hope they stay a while. And, hey, if they do, can we not talk about sheila or me trying to find my birth father?

Steffy: I get it. You don’t want to upset them.

Finn: Yeah, I mean, I love my parents and I’m grateful they adopted me. I’m not looking for my birth father because I’m unhappy. I want to find him because I want to learn more about myself.

Li: I don’t want to talk about us or forgiveness right now. My only concern is the pain this is going to cause our son.

Jack: I don’t want that. I never wanted that.

Li: Is that why you lied? Every time finn had a question about his biological parents, every time he asked what they were like, or if he was like them.

[ Phone chiming ] It’s finn. He wants to know what’s keeping us.

Jack: Li… I do want our son to know the truth. I want to answer these lifelong questions for him. But it could ruin our relationship, and just-just destroy his faith in me.

Li: That’s the risk you’re going to have to take, jack. Today’s the day. You are going to tell your son that you are his biological father. Want strong hair even after coloring?

Hope: I think it’s nice that you and paris are taking your time, getting to know each other.

Zende: Hm, me too.

Hope: You’re building a solid foundation.

Zende: I want to last.

Hope: Well, I think you’re off to a good start. Granted, I mostly just see you here at work.

Zende: Yeah, where we spend most of our time. Paris and I, we get together after work and weekends, but I would like to spend more time with her. We’re just so busy.

Hope: And thomas is staying at the apartment.

Zende: Mm. For now.

Hope: Is that going okay?

Zende: Paris doesn’t complain, and I’m not complaining, either. I don’t mind the two of them living together, but I do look forward to spending more alone time with her, once thomas finds his own place.

Hope: Well, to his credit, he is trying. It’s just the market is pretty crazy right now.

Zende: Yeah, I know. But if he doesn’t find a place soon, I might have to take things into my own hands.

Paris: Uh, no. You’re not really interrupting anything.

Carter: I got the feeling I was.

Paris: No.

Carter: Okay, cool. Well, I need to touch base with you about the latest foundation numbers when you have a minute.

Paris: Yeah, now is great.

Thomas: You know what, I’m going to let you two get to it. Paris, let me know if anything changes, we can order in whenever you want. See you, carter.

Carter: See you, thomas. You know, sometimes I forget that you two are still roommates. How’s that working out? It’s not awkward?

Finn: I’m not trying to hide anything from my parents.

Steffy; oh, you just don’t want them to worry.

Finn: And they might if they know I’m asking questions about my birth father.

Steffy: Especially since it’s sheila you’ve been asking.

Finn: She’s the only one that knows.

Steffy: Are you sure your parents don’t have any information? Your dad knew about your birth mother and he didn’t say anything to you.

Finn: Well, everything’s out in the open now.

Steffy: Well, it wouldn’t hurt to be open about this.

Finn: Well, I want to be and I talked with my mom. It was hard, but she knows how much I love her and how grateful I am for the life that I have and how close we are. I- I just want to have the same thing with my dad. But, he’s reluctant.

Steffy: Why?

Finn: It makes him tense. He needs to understand that it doesn’t matter who my birth father is, you know? He’s my dad. He’s the one who raised me, he’s the one that taught me how to hit a baseball, and drive a car. Finding out whose dna I have doesn’t change any of that.

[ Knocking at the door ]

Finn: You made it!

Li: It’s good to see you. Mm.

Jack: Sorry, we’re late.

Finn: Hey.

Jack: Bought you a bottle of wine from richard.

Finn: Oh wow.

Steffy: Nice to see you.

Li: Good to see you.

Steffy: Oh and I’m sorry the kids aren’t here. They’re out with amelia.

Li: Oh, maybe it’s for the best. Give us a chance to talk. Isn’t that right, jack?

Hope: Take matters into your own hands?

Zende: I’m starting to see a real future with paris, but we can’t move forward as long as thomas is her roommate.

Hope: Wait a minute, zende, are you thinking of asking paris to move in with you?

Paris: It’s nice to know that there’s somebody looking out for me. You always have, introducing me to ridge, recommending me for my job with the foundation.

Carter: And it worked out better than I imagined. Thanks for making me look like a genius.

>Paris: Oh, I loved every minute of it.

Carter: You’re killing it, paris.

Paris: That’s sweet of you to say.

Carter: I can’t be the only one you’ve heard it from.

Paris: Yeah, I’ve gotten a lot of encouragement.

Carter: Yeah. Yeah the people at forrester really support each other.

Paris: It’s a perk of being a part of a family business.

Carter: And you’ve got to feel even more like family now that you and thomas are roommates.

Paris: Yeah, he loves the company.

Carter: He’s-he’s had trouble on his own in the past.

Paris: Yeah, but that was a long time ago. Thomas has been a great roommate. I mean, when we do see each other. Work has us very busy and he spends a lot of time with douglas.

[ Paris laughing ] If I seemed a bit off earlier, it’s just because I don’t know what zende has planned and I don’t want thomas expecting me home if I won’t be.

Carter: Well it’s good to hear that zende is going out of his way to surprise you and how into you he is.

Finn: Alright. Well, let’s open up this bottle you guys brought for us.

Li: Oh, no. No wine for us.

Jack: That bottle’s for you and steffy.

Steffy: Oh. Uh, well are you hungry? We can order something.

Li: You know, I don’t have much of an appetite.

Finn: Everything okay? Dad I like the, lost the stache. So tell us about the trip up the coast.

Steffy: Yeah, finn said it was really romantic.

Jack: It was unforgettable.

Li: It could be a long time before we have another trip like that.

Finn: Well, good. I’m just, I’m really happy you guys were able to get away and forget about all the madness around sheila for a little while.

Li: Ignoring a problem is no way to heal it. Avoiding the truth doesn’t make it less painful.

Finn: Look, I-I didn’t want you and dad to get hurt by this.

Li: Oh no, honey. I just mean we have to be candid with each other.

Finn: Oh, well, that’s never been an issue between you and dad. I mean, I was just telling steffy how understanding you guys are toward each other, towards me. It’s something I really cherish about our family.

Steffy: Finn knows that this whole thing, about sheila and where he comes from, it’s been really stressful.

Finn: I just want you guys to know how grateful I am to have you as parents. I love and respect you so much, and that will never change.

Jack: You’re our son, finn. We’re your parents.

Finn: And you always will be.

Li: But even as a little boy, you always had questions about your biological parents. We agreed to be honest with you. I wish we would have been able to tell you more. And after a while, you stopped asking questions, but you didn’t stop wondering.

Finn: No.

Li: When sheila showed up at your wedding, you were excited. Under different circumstances, we would have been excited for you. But what you found out about her was disturbing, and you weren’t prepared for that. It didn’t have to be that way. I’m sorry. Now at least you know. And it’s only natural that you now want to know about your biological father. It’s time you found out. If you’re washing with the bargain brand,

Zende: Nothing’s set in stone, I just, know I want to be with paris as much as I can be.

Hope: Well, I think she feels the same way about you.

Zende: I hope so.

Hope: I’m really excited for you, zende. You and paris, you’re a great couple and it’s nice seeing you so happy.

Zende: I just want to make her happier. That’s my goal. When I think about the future I want, there’s no doubt. I want paris to be in it.

Paris: I’m definitely feeling very fortunate these days.

Carter: I’m glad to hear it. I know you had a rough patch when zoe left town.

Paris: Yeah, but I understood why she had to go. But I was lonely without my big sister. L.A. Was finally starting to feel like home, and then suddenly I was on my own with no place to stay. When steffy and finn offered me a room I was so grateful, but I never felt settled.

Carter: Now you do?

Paris: I’m not living out of boxes anymore!

Carter: That’s a big improvement.

Paris: Yeah, it felt different. It’s nice to have a place where I can unwind and just be myself.

Carter: Even if you’re sharing the space?

Paris: Especially then.

Carter: Well, paris, if you’re ever feeling unsettled again, I want you to know that you can come to me. If there’s anything you need to talk about or just a friend to listen, I’m here for you.

Jack: Li, if the kids want to hear about our trip, maybe we don’t need to dredge up questions about the past right now.

Li: Questions aren’t going away, jack.

Finn: I mean, every conversation doesn’t have to be about my birth parents.

Steffy: Yeah, finn really doesn’t want to stress you out.

Li: Avoiding the subject doesn’t benefit anyone. You’ve met your birth mother and now you want to know about your birth father, too, don’t you?

Finn: Yeah. But I mean, I’ve never wished for other parents. I love you guys. I know that you’ll always be there for me. The way I want to be there for my own family. You guys taught me what it means to be a great parent.

Li: Thank you, honey.

Finn: You’ll always be my mom, and you’ll always be my dad. And we’re connected by everything that’s happened in my life and everything that we’ve shared.

Jack: That’s what I’ve been telling your mother.

Finn: And I really didn’t get it until I became a parent. I mean, I love hayes and kelly so much. I just want to remake the world for ’em and make it perfect and painless. I realized that’s how you guys felt about me.

Jack: Yes. Yeah.

Finn: It’s an incredible gift to grow up that secure. Knowing you can always count on your dad. That he’ll always be there for you. He’ll have your back, tell you the truth, never let you down. Dad, hey, look. It’s okay. Nothing’s going to come between us. What’s going on? Guys, why are you looking at each other like that?

Li: Your father has something to tell you, sweetheart.

Finn: Dad?

Jack: Everything you’ve said is true, finn. I have always tried to protect and look out for you. Never wanted to disappoint you. Didn’t want to let you down. And I know you’re wondering about your birth father, wishing that you could see his face, hear his voice, see all the ways that you’re alike, ask him questions about his life. We know, son, your mother and I. We know who your birth father is.

Finn: You do??

Jack: Yes, son. We do.

Finn: Who is it, dad? You can tell me. I want to know.

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Steffy: What time should we be expecting your parents?

Finn: I’m not sure. Dad just said he’d drop by later.

Steffy: It’ll be good to see them.

Finn: Yeah, especially since they seem like they’re in a good place now. After the whole fallout with sheila.

Steffy: Ugh, I hate even hearing her name.

Finn: I know, I know. But I had to tell you that she dropped by il giardino today.

Steffy: Well, I am happy you told me, finn.

Finn: Look, I know you think it wasn’t a coincidence, but I didn’t want her to make a scene, so I let her sit down. You’d think she could answer some questions about my birth father, but unfortunately he’s still a mystery to me.

Li: You have something to tell me, jack?

Jack: Something I should have told you a long time ago.

Li: What is it?

Jack: First, I want to tell you how much I love you, and how much being married to you means to me.

Li: I’ve always known that. We’ve had a wonderful life together.

Jack: Yes. Idyllic in so many ways.

Li: Oh, no. Are you ill? Something serious? Is that–

Jack: No, I’m not sick. It’s just something I should’ve told you a long time ago.

Hope: Alright. I think we’re in good shape, but we will have a better idea after the run-through tomorrow. Did you–

Thomas: Alerted the models. They will meet in the showroom as soon as you give the word.

Paris: The hope for the future preview is still a ways away. Do you always do a run through this far out?

Thomas: Not exactly. We don’t usually have this many designs ready for an advanced run-through.

Zende: That’s what hope means by us being in good shape.

Hope: Mm-hm. Because I have an amazing design team. By the way, have you considered?

Paris: No, I’m flattered. But I mean, do you really want me to do it?

Zende: Do what?

Hope: I asked paris if she could do the introduction for the preview because I thought it might be a good tie-in between the forrester foundation and hope for the future.

Thomas: I agree. I think you’d be great!

Zende: Absolutely, she will.

Paris: Well, then I’d be honored.

Thomas: You should also walk the runway, too.

Paris: No. No, no, no. I am not a model.

Zende: You’re definitely gorgeous enough to be one.

Paris: Oh, I’m crazy about this one.

Hope: Oh, that’s thomas’S. I love it, too.

Zende: It’s okay, for an up-and-comer.

Thomas: Up-an-comer? Uh, correct me if I’m wrong, and I’m not wrong so don’t correct me, uh, I’ve been designing a lot longer than you have.

Paris: Now, now, play nice.

Thomas: We are playing nice. Just a little friendly competition between cousins, right?

Zende: Right.

Paris: Well, I think these are all exquisite, uh… but what about the showstopper?

Zende: Oh, I’m still working on it. It’s top secret.

Paris: Well can I peek?

Zende: No way.

Paris: Come on.

Zende: No, no, no. I’m sorry. But top secret means top secret.

Steffy: Finn, listen. I know you’re adopted, and obviously I can’t put myself in your position, you know, the questions you have wondering where you’re from… but if sheila is telling the truth and she doesn’t know who your biological father is, then I think,

Finn: Take that as a sign? Give up wondering? I can just tell myself that there’s a man out there who’s my father and that he can remain a stranger.

Steffy: We could always do one of those online kits? Or hire someone else to do some digging.

Finn: Maybe it’s better this way, considering the shock it was to find out sheila was my birth mother, a– a woman that everybody loathes and wants out of their lives. Given how that turned out, maybe it’s better that I don’t find out who my biological father is.

Steffy: Well, I get why you would feel that way. But if you’re really being honest with yourself, despite everything, you would want to see, and meet, your birth father wouldn’t you?

Li: I don’t know what this is about, jack. I’m not sure I want to know. But we have to leave for finn and steffy’s soon, so.

Jack: I realize that.

Li: Then we can talk about this later. I don’t want to keep our son waiting.

Jack: Our son. Yes. Finn’s our son.

Li: Of course he is.

Jack: You remember the day we brought him home? The immense joy and love that that little bundle brought immediately into our lives?

Li: Why are we talking about this? It’s sheila, isn’t it? Is she reaching out again?

Jack: Actually, I reached out to her.

Li: What?

Li: She and finn talked. He wants to know who his biological father is.

Li: We’ve never known who he is. But sheila must know.

Jack: She does. And I do, too.

Don’t stop me, don’t stop me

Paris: Hope, have you seen the show stopper?

Zende: Hey, cut that out. I said it’s a secret.

Hope: Well, the show stopper is always a surprise.

Zende: Later, okay? I need to get back to work.

Hope: Well, we all do. But again, I mean it when I say you are an incredibly talented team. You’ve risen to every occasion and because of that, I know this preview is going to be amazing.

Zende: Exciting times, that’s for sure.

Quinn: Oh, zende. I have time now if you’re ready.

Zende: Yeah. Let’s head to the design office.

Paris: I wonder what that was about.

Finn: Becoming a father, it’s made me reflect even more on my life and my family growing up. Jack and li were the most incredible parents. They are my mom and dad. It doesn’t matter that li didn’t give birth to me, and jack isn’t my biological father.

Steffy: Exactly. They raised you, loved and cared for you. Nothing’s ever going to change that. But you still have questions.

Finn: Questions I may never get answers to.

Steffy: If sheila is telling the truth. But if she isn’t, if– if she’s purposely not telling you who your biological father is for some reason…

Finn: Why would she do that?

Steffy: Why does sheila do anything that she does? Maybe she didn’t tell them that she was carrying his son, or maybe she was running from the police.

Finn: Or maybe it’s exactly as she says. She can’t remember, and she doesn’t like to talk about that time in her life. It’s just, it’s overwhelming. And finding out that sheila’s my birth mother has made me wonder even more about my birth father.

Li: You know who finn’s biological father is?

Jack: Yeah.

Li: How? You just found out? Did sheila tell you?

Jack: No, sheila didn’t tell me. I’ve known for some time.

Li: How long? How long, jack?

Jack: All of finn’s life.

Li: You knew and you never told me? Just like you never said a word about sheila carter being finn’s birth mother?

Jack : I was trying to protect you. I didn’t want to hurt you.

Li: Hurt me? How would knowing finn’s biological father hurt me? Answer me, jack. Who is finn’s birth father? Is it someone I know?

Jack: Yeah.

Li: Is it someone at the hospital? Is it someone sheila worked with all those years ago? Jack: No, no. Not from the hospital.

Li: Then who? Tell me, who is it?

Jack: It’s me. I’m finn’s biological father.

Thomas: She definitely didn’t seem very happy. And zende was acting really cryptic.

Paris: Yeah. I wonder if it’s about the showstopper, if that’s why he wanted to talk to quinn.

Quinn: Let’s make this snappy, I want to get back to eric. So, what is so urgent?

Zende: Would you believe… my future?

Quinn: Your future? What, as a designer? I wouldn’t worry about that, zende. Everybody here loves your work.

Zende: No, I’m, uh, I’m talking about my future with paris.

Quinn: Oh.

Zende: You’ve seen us together at the house and how we are at work.

Quinn: Yep.

Zende: She’s warm, and beautiful, and smart– and funny. And she’s got this kind heart,

Quinn: If you say so.

Zende: Quinn, come on. This is important to me. Paris is important to me.

Quinn: Yeah, I can see that. But what does this have to do with me?

Zende: I’d like to ask you for a favor.

Finn: When I was little, I used to think about my birth dad and I imagined who he might be, what he did for a living.

Steffy: Let me guess, a doctor?

Finn: No.

Steffy: A lawyer?

Finn: No.

Steffy: An interpretive dancer?

Finn: No, a professional baseball or football player. Someone like that and then, then I got older, I thought, well, maybe he’d be like a rock star, or something.

Steffy: Oh, that explains why you were in that, uh, that rock band in high school, right?

Finn: Oh, yeah. Well, maybe.

Steffy: Oh, my goodness.

Finn: No, but then pretty soon I started to realize that I didn’t need to wonder about my birth father. I already had the best dad in the world. And the best mom, too.

Steffy: Jack and li love you. And they’re so proud of you.

Finn: I know. That’s why part of me feels guilty about starting to ask about my birth father.

Li: You? You are finn’s biological father?

Jack: Yes, li. I’m so sorry.

Li: You and sheila? You had an affair with sheila carter?

Jack: It didn’t last long.

Li: Long enough to make a child. My, my god, jack. All this– all this time you’ve known? All the– all this time we’ve been living a lie thinking we’re finn’s adoptive parents, when– when you have been his birth father all along?

Jack: I don’t want to cause you pain like this, li.

Li: You slept with sheila, brought a child into this world, then what? You convinced sheila to give up her baby so we can adopt him?

Jack: I hate that I betrayed you. And I betrayed us.

Li: You didn’t just betray me, our marriage, you betrayed our son, jack. Or should I say your son. When you hear the word healthy

Hope: You and zende are really sweet together. I’m happy for you both.

Thomas: Me too, though I gotta confess, I’m a little envious.

Paris: Why?

Thomas: I mean, what guy wouldn’t want what my cousin has? A woman as special as you?

Zende: Paris has changed my life. I see the world so differently now, because of her. Everything feels so different now, because of her.

Quinn: Well, it sounds like the real deal.

Zende: It is. I’ve never been more sure about anything in my life.

Quinn: Oh, now I know why you wanted to talk to me. You– you want to take this to the next level?

Zende: Will you help me?

Quinn: You want me to make you an engagement ring?

Zende: The perfect ring for the perfect woman, because to me, paris buckingham she’s perfect in every way.

Steffy: You have nothing to feel guilty about. It’s totally human to wonder about your biological father.

Finn: Still, I just… I would never want my mom and dad to think that they weren’t enough for me. I mean, no son could ever have parents as supportive and attentive as they’ve been to me.

Steffy: Jack and li love you so much.

Finn: I just really respect and admire my dad. You know, the decent man that he is. How devoted he’s been to me and my mom our entire lives. I’m, I’m sure their marriage has had challenges, what marriages don’t? But, he’s always stayed true to the vows that he gave to my mom, and her too.

Steffy: I think that’s really sweet.

Finn: I know, right? But to be together that long, to be that open and honest with each other, and I’m sure it was tough, but it shows how much they mean to each other and how much their marriage means to them.

Li: It would be hard enough knowing you betrayed me, but to betray finn, too? Think of what this is going to do to our son, jack. Knowing the father he’s always looked up to has been lying to him his entire life. How can you do this to him, and to me? When I think of all the nights we’d lay in bed wondering about his birth mother, his birth father. Who they were, what they were like, why they gave him up. You made it sound like you had no idea. That you were just as much in the dark as I was. You knew all along. And even worse, you knew finn had questions. Questions we could have answered. We could have taken all that uncertainty away from him, had you only been hon–

Jack: I know. What does it matter? A father is a father. I was there for him, I loved him. I changed his diapers, took him to school, went to every parent-teacher conference, to every ball game. I was there, kissed him and hugged him when he graduated from med school. I have done everything I possibly could to be a good father to him.

Li: I never said you haven’T. But you also lied to him, jack. And to me.

Jack: Because I love you, and I always will. Li, listen to me. What happened with sheila was a long time ago. A terrible, terrible mistake. But it produced an amazing young man that you and I raised together. So please don’t let this destroy our life. You’re my world. You and finn. You’ll have to find a way to forgive me. Please, please forgive me, li. Please.

Li: Hm. Forgive you? And what about finn? Your son? Will he ever forgive you?

Finn: She’s probably dropped any questions about my birth father. And jack and li are my mom and dad in every way that counts. They’ve never let me down and they never will.

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Days Update Friday, November 19, 2021

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Devil Marlena returns to the Crypt and reveals that Susan did not actually pick the lock, he just returned and unlocked it. Susan insists that they would’ve gotten out. The Devil questions John thinking they could outwit him. Susan then runs out the door while the Devil laughs.

At the Brady Pub, Roman has a beer with Abe. Abe thought he would be sipping champagne with his bride right about now, but so much for that.

Theo asks Eli how Paulina could lie to Abe like that and comments that it was a hell of a time for Chanel to come out with the truth. Theo wonders if Lani going to see Paulina is a good idea. Eli hopes that it is.

Lani confronts Paulina in the town square. Paulina starts to say there’s so much she needs to explain, but Lani slaps her across the face. Paulina says she vowed long ago that she would never let anyone put a hand on her again, but supposes she deserved that after what she did to her. Lani asks if she has any idea how much damage she has caused and how she hurt and humiliated her along with so many other people. Lani never thought she could be more angry at her than when they found out her plans for the town square, but she’s really outdone herself. Lani says Paulina took away her brother, her mother, and her father all at once. Paulina apologizes. Lani asks who her father is anyway.

John questions the Devil not going after Susan. The Devil says he always likes to give people a little bit of hope before he crushes them.

Susan goes to the DiMera Mansion, knocking on the door and calling for help, asking where everyone is. Johnny comes downstairs and wonders what that sound was. Johnny opens the side door but now no one is there. Johnny calls it weird as he could’ve swore somebody just called his name.

The Devil transforms Susan back in to a cat and brings her back to the Crypt.

Chanel goes to the DiMera Mansion. Johnny says he’s happy that she’s here but figured he wouldn’t see her because of her mother’s wedding. Johnny says it must be his lucky day but Chanel says it’s not so lucky. Johnny asks about the wedding. Chanel responds that it was a total disaster because of her as Johnny hugs her.

Theo checks on the twins and they are still asleep. Eli thanks him for checking. Theo wishes he could sleep through this nightmare too. Theo acknowledges that Paulina is the twins’ grandmother which means that he’s not their uncle. Eli confirms that’s technically true. Theo gets if he wants to pick a different Godfather for Jules, who is actually related to them. Eli assures that he’s the best damn Godfather his daughter will ever have and nothing is going to change that, blood or not.

Roman tells Abe that he doesn’t have to talk about it if he doesn’t want to, but he and Kate were both confused as to if what Chanel said is true. Abe confirms that Paulina is Lani’s mother, not Tamara, so he is not Lani’s father. Roman wonders how that is possible. Abe calls it a long story.

Paulina informs Lani that her father, Ray, was so dangerous which is why she was so determined to protect her from him so he wouldn’t know she existed. Paulina explains that her mom hid her from him until she gave birth and then Tamara would raise her as her child. Lani questions Tamara agreeing to the lie. Paulina says that Tamara loved her as her own but her one condition was that Lani was to be her daughter, so Paulina had to promise she would never know the truth. Lani remarks that it’s the one promise she actually kept.

John asks if the Devil corrupted souls and disrupt lives. The Devil confirms it went even better than he hoped and destroyed Abe’s wedding. The Devil then says they have unfinished business here, warning that he never leaves a job half done so there is no sense in John resisting because he will have his soul. The Devil then says they are going to slip in to something more comfortable.

Johnny sits with Chanel and says it can’t be that bad as he asks her to tell him about it. Chanel reminds him about how he left her with Marlena this morning and they talked about how Paulina chose Lani to be her matron of honor. Chanel reveals that Marlena said she knew why and why Paulina lied about it. Chanel reveals that it was because of a secret she’s been carrying for years. Chanel then informs Johnny that Lani is Paulina’s daughter too.

Theo recalls finding out he had a sister and said he first acted like a spoiled brat until Lani made him come around when she wasn’t going to let him be bullied in school for his autism. Theo talks about Lani giving him confidence and helping him believe in himself like a big sister.

Paulina tells Lani that she was so desperate that she agreed to Tamara’s terms and she was sure she made the right decision, but then she gave birth to Lani in her mom’s home because the hospital was too risky. Paulina recalls holding Lani when she was born and realizing she couldn’t let her go. Paulina says she tried not to go through with it but Olivia made her realize that the best way to be a mother to Lani was to keep her safe from Ray, so she agreed to the plan. Paulina reveals that she had a lock of Lani’s hair cut when she was born and carried around with her in a locket ever since. Paulina says that gave her the strength to hand her over to Tamara.

Abe filles Roman in on the story. Roman tells Abe that giving Lani up had to be painful for Paulina. Roman says he’s not defending her but it sounds like a really terrible situation. Abe feels for her being in an abusive relationship and having to give up her child, but for her to come to town after all these years to build a relationship with he and Lani while knowing this secret could change all of their lives. Roman wonders why Paulina didn’t just stay away and leave well enough alone. Abe declares that he was dumb enough to trust her again even after what happened with the town square so he knew the type of lies that Paulina was capable of, but he still gave her another chance. Abe wonders how stupid he could be. Roman encourages that he was just in love. Abe asks why she didn’t tell him the truth then.

Paulina tells Lani that it was hard to give her up but she knew she was doing the right thing since Tamara could give her a stable home and a mother who loved her. Paulina says she vowed to never be in this position again so she started building her business and making connections in real estate to make sure she never had to depend on a man or anybody else. Paulina adds the one thing she always dreamed of was to be a mother to her. Lani responds that she had a mother. Paulina acknowledges that Tamara loved her with everything she had and she respected that. Paulina cries that she just wanted to be more than her crazy aunt. Lani brings up Paulina promising her the trip to Paris and not showing up. Paulina explains that Olivia and Tamara wouldn’t allow that when they found out. Paulina blames herself for wanting what she couldn’t have and for letting her down, breaking her heart.

Johnny questions Lani being Chanel’s sister and how Marlena even knew. Chanel informs him that Paulina told Marlena. Johnny asks about doctor-patient confidentiality. Chanel explains that Marlena saw how upset she was and wanted to help her. Johnny notes that breaking confidentiality like that still doesn’t sound like Marlena.

Marlena wakes up on the floor of the crypt entry with the Devil out of her and calls out for John.

The Devil returns to John in the Crypt as Kristen again and asks if he’s ready to pick up where they left off.

Roman suggests to Abe that maybe Paulina didn’t tell the truth because she was trying to protect Abe and Lani. Abe says that’s what she said but calls it a nice way to make her the hero of the story. Roman tells him that he’s so sorry. Abe complains that Paulina watched them celebrate, support, and love each other then she did the one thing that she promised she would never do and that’s lie to him about his family. Abe asks how he is supposed to get past that.

Lani asks Paulina if all the gifts growing up was to make up for giving her up. Paulina calls it her way of trying to express her love to her and to make up for her terrible choice of giving her up. Lani asks if paying for her twins college another make up gift. Paulina says when she heard Lani was having twins, she couldn’t stay away and thought she could be there for them like she couldn’t be for her. Lani talks about Paulina wanting to be part of their life without ever considering telling who she really was. Lani asks how she could not think that they needed to know something so important and life changing or that it was okay to keep this big lie going. Lani declares that it’s because what Paulina wants was always more important than the truth.

Chanel is just glad that someone cared enough to tell her the truth when Paulina didn’t. Johnny asks if Chanel went to the wedding to confront her. Chanel says no since Marlena told her that she couldn’t tell anyone. Johnny questions her doing so anyways. Chanel brings up the part where it’s asked if anyone objects to the marriage. Chanel says at that moment, she just felt compelled to say something. Chanel talks about exchanging looks with Marlena and it was like she could see in to her soul as if she was urging her to tell the truth. Johnny finds that weird. Chanel adds that Marlena was the one that told her that she had to keep it secret. Johnny asks if Marlena was upset that she told everyone. Chanel admits she didn’t seem upset at all but she was careful not to let on that Marlena told her. Chanel declares that she didn’t want to wreck Marlena’s life but she just wrecked everyone else’s as Johnny hugs her.

Marlena is chained to the wall and complains that there has to be a way out. Marlena sees her phone on the ground and tries to reach it.

Devil Kristen asks John if he remembers where they left off. She says she knows they connected yesterday by talking about how they met and saved each other then fell in love. John tells her to stop but she says she’s just getting to the good part. She talks about how they ended up at the Horton Cabin where they made love for the very first time.

Roman repeats to Abe that he’s really sorry that he’s not Lani’s biological father or grandfather to her twins. Roman argues that it doesn’t change anything since Abe’s love for them is real. Roman hates to see Abe in such pain and asks if there is anything he can do. Abe thanks him for listening. Roman offers him another beer or to call someone. Abe declines and says he’d just like to be alone. Roman understands and says he’s there if he needs him as he walks away.

Theo tells Eli how Abe has always been a rock for everyone, while his rock has always been family, but Paulina just blew that all to hell. Theo states that Abe may survived the bullet a few weeks ago but this will break his heart. Theo wants to find Abe to let him know they are all there for him. Eli says this is why he’s the best Godfather because of the way he takes care of his family. Eli and Theo hug. Theo tells him to let him know how Lani is doing as he then exits.

Paulina tells Lani that she knows it seems like she only kept this from her because she was trying to protect herself from the consequences of her actions, but ever since coming to town, she has wanted to tell her that she was her mom. Lani points out that something always stopped her. Paulina talks about how Olivia shut her down and then her father got shot. Lani remarks that Abe is not her father. Paulina says he’s not biologically but he is her dad in every other way. Paulina talks about Lani’s grief when Abe got shot and says she couldn’t bring herself to add to her pain. Lani realizes that’s when Paulina lied about asking her to be matron of honor without thinking of how much it would hurt Chanel. Paulina says in that moment she was thinking of her other daughter and realized she couldn’t just destroy her relationship with Abe and Theo. Lani says she destroyed it anyways. Paulina talks about how sorry she is and wishes she could do it over again, but she was convinced that lying to her was being the best mom she could be which is all she wanted. Lani declares that Paulina is not her mother and never will be as she storms off.

Johnny encourages Chanel that she only told the truth and can’t control how other people will respond to that so she can’t let it get her down. Johnny calls her incredibly brave. Chanel thinks he is just saying that to make her feel better and notes that no one has ever called her brave before. Johnny says no one knows her like he does and assures that he’s crazy about her. Johnny says it’s like all he gives a damn about is making her happy as they kiss. Chanel tells Johnny that she wants to go upstairs so they head to his room.

Devil Kristen continues reminding John of their first night together and how they showered together the next day then John made her breakfast. She says despite everything, he still loved her and wanted her and still does.

Marlena manages to reach her phone but there’s no signal. She tries to get a signal and then the phone rings.

Johnny and Chanel kiss in to his bed room. They begin to undress as they move onto the bed.

Theo finds Abe at the Pub and hugs him.

Lani comes home to Eli and breaks down crying as he hugs her.

Paulina sits alone in the town square. She opens the locket with Lani’s strand of hair and cries.

Devil Kristen talks about how John couldn’t walk away even after finding out she was Stefano’s daughter. She says she remembers every time they made love and she knows he does too. She asks if John wants to feel that alive again and how long it’s been since he’s given in to that passion. She removes John’s belt and tells him to take her right here and now while all her dead relatives watch.

Marlena’s call is from an unknown number but she answers it. It turns out to be her daughter Sami, who is also locked up, and says thank God she picked up.

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Sharon: Well, this is lovely.

Rey: This is exactly what we needed. A night out, a meal.

[ Laughter ]

Sharon: Rey, it’s okay.

Rey: Are you sure you want to stay even with them a few tables over?

Sharon: I meant what I said when we walked in. I have zero desire to go someplace else.

Rey: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: You know what? Matter of fact, it’s nice to see adam out for a change, having a good time, even if it is with sally spectra. But I’m not gonna worry about her motives anymore. Not my problem. But judging by your expression, you’re the one who’s bothered. Would you like to go someplace else?

[ Laughter ]

Lily: So you made up the whole thing?

Gaines: That’s right.

Billy: The story about camilla rhodes leaving ashland nothing in her will.

Gaines: Lie.

Lily: And ashland forging a letter to steal her fortune.

Gaines: Lie.

Billy: I don’t believe you.

Gaines: It’s the absolute truth.

Billy: It can’t be.

Gaines: Well, I don’t know what else to do to persuade you that it’s true, but I put one over on you.

Billy: No, no, no, no. That doesn’t make sense.

Lily: So you went all the way to italy to drop a bomb on ashland’s wedding over a story that was a complete fabrication?

[ Scoffs ] I’m sorry, I’m not buying this.

Gaines: Well, it didn’t need to be true to bust up the wedding. Right? Locke would’ve been publicly humiliated, and I would’ve left the burden on him to clear his name. That’s why I went.

Billy: But you had the proof. The original letter from camilla rhodes before she died explaining that she’s leaving nothing to ashland in the will.

Gaines: Yeah. Well, it was a fake. I had it made. A guy I know in atlantic city. You thought it was real. Good. I guess I got my money’s worth.

Lily: Wait, so if — if you won’t back up these claims, then it looks like the entire chanccomm story is a lie.

Billy: Except it’s not.

Lily: We won’t be able to defend ourselves in a lawsuit. Ashland’s lawyers will bury us.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: How is abby doing?

Victor: Hmm. How is abby doing? Not well.

Nikki: Oh, dear. Well, that’s to be expected.

Victor: Yeah. Tell you one thing, grief can cause all kinds of bizarre behavior in people, can’t it?

Nikki: Yes, especially when the loss happens so suddenly, like it did with chance. It’s very overwhelming. She’s gonna need some time.

Victor: Yeah, and I’m gonna give her all the help she needs, you know? But I’m a little concerned about her after what she did this morning.

Billy: Don’t worry. Chanccomm’s not gonna be buried, ’cause he’s lying through his teeth. Aren’t you? The second that article is released, you struck a deal with victor, adam, and ashland to save your own skin. They’re paying you right now to say it’s all a lie, but it’s not. Ashland already copped to forging the letter. He admitted to victoria that he committed a crime. He’s not gonna do that if it’s a lie. And he’s been paying you blackmail money for years. The truth is, ashland forged that letter. He stole his mentor’s estate. And when you found out, he paid you to keep it quiet. It’s as simple as that.

Gaines: Well, you’re gonna have a hard time proving that’s true, but there’s one thing that’s easy to prove — that letter is a fake. And you didn’t have it authenticated, did you? Hmm? No. Test it. The ink, the paper — you’ll see. It’s nowhere near 30 years old.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] I’m sorry, this is crazy. I mean, you went through these extremes to get the upper hand on ashland. Really? A forgery of a forgery? I mean, something is not right here.

Billy: You didn’t go to these extremes by yourself, did you?

Lily: Wait, you think he had victor and adam help him or — not back then, but recently?

Billy: I don’t know. I mean, maybe he didn’t escape this tuscan wine cellar by himself. Maybe victor and adam let you out when you agreed to go along with their elaborate scheme. You can stop me at any time if I’m getting too warm.

Lily: Yeah, but if that’s true…

Billy: Then victor and adam put this whole thing in motion.

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Billy: Voicemail. Ashland locke, it’s billy abbott. You need to call me back as soon as you can. There’s an important matter that we need to discuss.

Gaines: Oh, come on. He’s not gonna call you back. What’s in it for him? He’s lawyers to deal with that.

Billy: You know, I knew that this e-mail hack reeked of victor and adam, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I mean, to me, it seemed like they’d be shooting themselves in the foot when they released this article. But now I understand it. They frame us for it, and then they sue us into oblivion.

Lily: Yeah, it explains why adam was so smug when you were threatening him. He was never in jeopardy.

Billy: And it also explains why you caved so easily when i said I wasn’t gonna release the article. You had a big deal planned with the newmans, didn’t you?

Gaines: Well, I can neither confirm nor deny.

Billy: You are a slippery son of a bitch.

Gaines: Careful, billy. You’re in enough hot water as it is.

Billy: Tell me what their next move is.

Gaines: I have no idea, but i am done. I am out of here. I am going far, far away, and this time, for good. And, hey, billy, as far as the deal between us, you don’t owe me anything.

Billy: Oh, thank you for that. You stabbed me in the back and you try and destroy my company? That’s very sweet of you.

Gaines: Don’t mention it.

Lily: Why did you even come here in the first place? Just to rub it in our faces?

Gaines: Maybe.

Lily: You are so twisted.

Gaines: Probably, but, hey, what good is a win if you can’t gloat a little bit?

Billy: Oh, this isn’t a win. Don’t kid yourself. Yeah, you may be walking away with a little bit more money, but victor, adam, and, more importantly, your mortal enemy ashland, they still got power over you. They still hold the upper hand.

Gaines: Yeah, well, hopefully, all that newman cash will ease my pain. Anyway, goodbye. Good luck. You’re gonna need it.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Rey: I’m not gonna leave the restaurant where my sister’s empanadas are still on the menu because of adam.

Sharon: I’m so glad the new chef kept them on the menu. I have missed lola’s empanadas. Have you talked to her recently?

Rey: It’s been about a week or so.

Sharon: How’s she doing?

Rey: She’s doing well. She likes the work. She’s reconnected with old friends, making new ones.

Sharon: And I’m sure it’s easier dating without her overprotective policeman brother hovering.

Rey: Oh, come on, I was never that bad.

Sharon: Mm…

Rey: Okay. Maybe I was.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Rey: I miss her.

Sharon: I do, too. We all miss her.

[ Laughter ]

Rey: Don’t you think it’s strange that adam is so happy? Why is he in such a good mood?

Sharon: It is strange, i agree.

Rey: I mean, we both read the article about locke that was published today. He’s on the board of newman media at the center of this huge scandal. He’s gonna drag adam’s company through the mud, so why does he seem to be having the time of his life?

[ Laughter ]

Adam: Don’T.

Sally: I — I’m sorry.

[ Laughs ]

Rey: What’s wrong with this picture?

Sharon: Do you really want to spend time psychoanalyzing adam?

Rey: You’re right. The less time we spend thinking about adam, the better our lives will be.

Sharon: Hey, let’s order some empanadas.

Rey: Sí, vamos.

Sharon: Whoo! They’re really good.

[ Laughter ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sally: You have a history with sharon, right?

Adam: [ Sighs ] You know i do.

Sally: You don’t have any feelings about her being here?

Adam: Look, we’re not gonna go there, okay?

Sally: Okay.

Adam: So, stop.

Sally: Another forbidden topic. You’re just determined to be a man of mystery, aren’t you?

Adam: Are you kidding me? I am an open book. Go ahead, ask me anything.

Sally: Really?

Adam: Go for it.

Sally: Okay. What are you looking for in —

Adam: No, wait. Not that.

Sally: You don’t even know what I was gonna ask.

Adam: Oh, I know, and I — i can’t answer that. Or your next question.

Sally: Alright, what about —

Adam: Nope, especially i can’t tell you about that.

Sally: Uh-huh. Yeah, you are an open book, but all of your pages are blank.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Sally: That message made you smile. Are you gonna share?

Adam: Um…what do you think?

Sally: Well, can you at least give me a hint?

Adam: Someone said they’re on their way to meet me here.

Sally: But you can’t say who.

Adam: No.

Sally: The mysteries just keep on coming. No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Victor: So, abby packs up the boy and his things and takes him over to devon’s house.

Nikki: What?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: She’s gonna be clear across town from her baby?

Victor: That’s where she wants him right now.

Nikki: But what if… I don’t understand — I have a lot of questions right now.

Victor: So do I. However, ashley and I decided not to interfere with our daughter’s decision. That’s — she has a right to do what she wants. She’s the mother, you know?

Nikki: Oh, well, that was very reasonable of you.

[ Sighs ] I-I hope that this arrangement doesn’t last very long.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Abby left it open-ended.

Nikki: You know, I’ll bet that she’s gonna start missing dominic like crazy, she’s gonna want him to be by her side.

Victor: I totally agree with you. But apparently she’s not in the frame of mind right now to take care of the boy.

Nikki: It’s good that she recognizes that, but there are certainly other options.

Victor: Yeah. I could’ve jumped in and taken custody of the boy.

Nikki: Really?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: How could you have done that?

Victor: Ashley and I were designated as legal guardians of dominic in case something happened to chance or abby.

Nikki: I see. So you could’ve stopped her from taking the baby to devon’s, but you wanted to honor her wishes.

Victor: Exactly. Let us see how it all works out.

Sally: Okay, so we can’t talk about this and we can’t talk about that, and discussion of that other thing, you know, is completely out of the question. So where does that leave us? Want to talk about the weather?

Adam: Oh, pretty chilly outside. I mean, maybe it’ll be warmer tomorrow.

Sally: Okay, good, yeah. That’s a start. Scintillating. What about the local sports team?

Adam: Ugh, no.

Sally: Ooh, thanksgiving. What are you favorite foods?

Adam: I actually — I can make a mean pumpkin pie. My mother’s recipe.

Sally: Do tell.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I wrote it down for her when i was a kid. I still have it, actually. It’s one of the few mementos that I’ve kept. It’s a 3×5 notecard with my 9-year-old handwriting on it.

Sally: That’s so sweet.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: Why didn’t she write it herself?

Adam: She was blind.

Sally: Oh, wow, I didn’t know that.

Adam: Yeah. She cooked and baked mostly by memory. But every once in a while, she would have me come in and help her, and I always liked that. Thanksgiving on the farm was a big deal. Even those years when it was just the two of us, she always wanted to make it special.

Sally: So when you were a kid, did you ever —

Adam: Wait, wait, hold that thought. I have to talk to someone. I want to hear exactly what happened.

Gaines: Well, there are no big surprises. Billy and lily reacted just as suspected. They figured you and your old man were behind the publication. Billy stomped and yelled a bit, but he knows he’s beaten.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Good. Good, good, good. But you’re not done.

Gaines: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Don’t remind me.

Adam: Well, just execute the next step of the plan, and then you’re free.

Sharon: That was such a good kale salad.

Rey: That dressing’s my mom’S.

Sharon: I didn’t know that.

Rey: Oh, yeah. Lola “borrowed” a lot from mom.

Sharon: Well, I guess that’s what makes a great chef. You take a little from here, you take a little from there, and then you make it your own. Isn’t that right, rey? Rey.

Rey: Uh, we still talking about the salad?

Sharon: [ Laughs ] I was, yes, but I don’t feel like I have your full attention.

Rey: I am sorry. My mind wandered. That’s jesse gaines. I recognize him from the photo in the article. Whatever’s going down between the two of them can’t be good.

Billy: We got played. Victor and adam, they really one-upped us here.

Lily: With some help.

Billy: Yeah, sure, ashland and gaines gave them what they wanted, what they needed, but victor and adam, they were the masterminds.

Lily: I was talking about you.

Billy: What is that supposed to mean?

Lily: I mean, you were basically victor and adam’s accomplice. All they had to do was put some bait on a hook and cast a line, and you couldn’t help yourself. You had to take the bait. They knew you wouldn’t be able to resist going after newman media and locke, and they were right about you.

Billy: I’m sorry, do you remember that they declared war on our company, trying to destroy everything we’d built? I was trying to protect us.

Lily: Do you remember I told you to try another option, like asking victoria to intervene? But you had too much pride to ask your ex for help.

Billy: I asked victoria. She didn’t get back to me. You went to her, asked her to intervene. How did that go?

Lily: Well, at least I tried something other than blackmail, which was your only plan, and it failed spectacularly.

Billy: Yes, lily. I am responsible for this mess, okay? But you are partly responsible, as well.

Lily: Sorry, why is that?

Billy: Because you told me to do whatever it takes. Your mission:

Nikki: I agree with you, but I can also see abby’s point of view. She feels that she’s not up to looking after dominic right now.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I think it would’ve best for dominic to stay with us here at the ranch for a week or two.

Nikki: Absolutely.

Victor: I mean, I respect and I really like devon. He’s a very nice man, reliable man. I trust him. But dominic is my grandson.

Nikki: True.

Victor: Okay.

Nikki: But devon does have a special bond with the baby, and abby has seen that. So if having devon look after the child right now gives her a sense of peace, that’s the most important thing right now.

Victor: You kind of approve of her decision?

Nikki: Well, of course i would much rather have dominic be here…

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: …But I can see why she made the choice she made.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I guess so can I. So what I will do is everything I can for my daughter.

Billy: Again, it sounds like you’re making unfounded accusations. There is a world of difference between blackmail and a business negotiation.

Rey: Well, why don’t you tell me what gaines was using as leverage against locke, and i can decide for myself.

Lily: Okay, look, the truth is —

Billy: Gaines is an asset. Okay? He is a source, and we protect our sources because, truthfully, this story could be huge for us.

Rey: Okay. Listen, billy, if you’re withholding information that could be linked into an official investigation into ashland locke, that’s a crime. I’m assuming this has something to do with some criminal behavior on ashland’s part.

Billy: We understand that the statute of limitations ran out a long time ago on anything he would’ve done illegal.

Rey: Yes, but the information could still be used in civil suits depending on what it is.

Billy: Exactly. Or tarnish his reputation.

Rey: Which could damage the newman media and newman/locke merger.

Billy: Business pain. But again, nothing illegal. And since gaines wasn’t the victim of foul play, there’s really nothing for you to concern yourself with.

Rey: I hope not.

Billy: Thanks for coming, detective. You have a good night.

Rey: Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, those two meeting.

Sharon: Well, maybe there’s a logical explanation.

Rey: I can’t think of one. I originally thought that billy was using this gaines guy as a bargaining chip to blackmail victor and adam. But maybe adam made his own bargain with gaines.

Sharon: I don’t know why any of this matters.

Rey: The man who destroyed the reputation of victoria newman’s new husband is hanging out with her brother. Something’s wrong here.

Sharon: Can you please put the detective badge away for the evening? Not everything is a crime in the making.

Rey: Well, apparently, locke communications group was born out of a crime. So I can’t help wondering what’s going on.

Sharon: Look, adam and victoria have had a history of animosity between them, and they may have had a thawing lately, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were on opposite sides again.

Rey: Okay. Familial relations aside, locke is a board member of newman media, and this article is gonna affect adam’s company, so why does he seem so calm?

Gaines: I’m gonna do this one last thing, and then I am done. Nothing more, you got it?

Adam: I think I understand.

Gaines: You know, I am sick of you and your whole sordid crew. You and your dad and locke. As far as I’m concerned, you all deserve each other.

Adam: Yeah? What do you deserve, gaines?

Gaines: Every penny you’re putting in my pocket.

Adam: Well, the camera crew’s ready and waiting back at the office, so why don’t you stop whining and go put on the performance of your life?

Lily: Okay, yes, you’re right, I did say, “do whatever it takes,” but that was a knee-jerk, angry reaction after trying to broker a truce with victoria and adam and telling you a million times that blackmail isn’t the answer. Okay? I regretted it right away. Never should’ve said it. We should’ve never let gaines back into our lives.

Billy: It doesn’t matter if we kicked gaines to the curb or not. Victor and adam had this planned all along. They already flipped gaines to their side, knowing that they were gonna hack into my e-mail to authorize the release of the story.

Lily: Why did you even assign the article in the first place? We were never gonna publish it.

Billy: To make the threat seem real. At least then we’d have a story ready to go, okay? But again, it doesn’t matter. They would’ve hacked into chanccomm’s system and made it look like we released the story either way. Those two bastards were two steps ahead the entire time.

Lily: Okay, look, I’m sorry, alright? I didn’t mean to jump on you. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is or —

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Sharon: You’re doing it again, rey.

Rey: [ Clears throat ]

Sharon: Look, I understand that being suspicious and using your highly-tuned detective skills, it’s just who you are, and I respect that. But this is not your case.

Rey: That’s true, but —

Sharon: No, no “buts.” The only mystery that we should be solving tonight is what are we having for dessert and do we have any room.

[ Both laugh ]

Rey: The case of the missing tres leches.

Sharon: Hey, you’re the one that said we have better things to discuss than adam and ashland and billy, so let’s just enjoy our evening and block out the rest of the world.

Rey: Deal. I’m sorry I got caught up in whatever adam and gaines were up to.

Sharon: Well, thank you for making the effort.

Rey: And thank you for reminding me of what really matters. My attention is right back where it should be — on my beautiful, brilliant, charming wife.

Sharon: See? Was that so hard?

Rey: For the rest of the night, I will be completely devoted to you.

Sharon: Oh, well, ’cause that’s all I’m asking for, you know, just your complete and utter devotion.

Rey: Oh, you got it.

Sally: You really expect me not to ask any questions?

Adam: You can ask.

Sally: No answers, though, right?

Adam: Uh…probably not.

Sally: You know, this whole “keeping it close to the vest” schtick you got going on just makes me even more curious and concerned.

Adam: Why do you want to know?

Sally: As I said before, i love my job, and that is why i am very protective of newman media and I don’t want anything to hurt it. Or you. So whatever you’re up to, be careful.

Adam: I’ll do my best. I’m just not used to loyalty like this from employees.

Sally: Yeah, well, it’s not completely altruistic because i would really hate to have to go find another job.

Adam: Well, I appreciate the candor, as well.

Sally: Do more than appreciate me. Whatever your plans are, I can be a valuable asset. I can help.

Billy: Maybe we’re not in as much trouble as you think.

Lily: And why do you think that?

Billy: The lawsuit from ashland. It’s not the first, it won’t be the last. It’s the nature of the business. We already won the suit that victor launched at us because of the exposé on adam.

Lily: That’s because we had facts on our side. We don’t have that luxury right now, especially if gaines is telling the truth about lying about the whole thing, which it sounds like he is.

Billy: But it doesn’t matter if that letter is fake. Ashland committed a crime. We know that much is true, okay? He wouldn’t have confessed to victoria if it wasn’T. He wouldn’t have paid gaines all that money over those years. He wouldn’t have gave him a penny if he didn’t think that he had the original letter from camilla rhodes. Every accusation in that article is true. And I think we need to stand by that.

Lily: Yes, but we need to be practical. We can’t just take a stand on principles. There’s way too much at stake.

Billy: Believe me, I know what is at stake. I know what we could lose here. That’s why I want to keep fighting. We are in the right here, lily.

Lily: No, okay. The smartest thing that we have to do right now is get ahead of the blowback. Print a retraction, let people know that, you know, we were hacked and the article got released without our approval. That’s the best chance we have against a lawsuit.

Billy: Yeah, I mean, that’s the prudent move.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Lily: What? What is it?

Billy: [ Sighs ] Maybe your plan to save our company is too late.

Lily: Oh, no. You don’t get much time for yourself.

Adam: Thank you. And thank you for offering to help with my plan. It’s very generous of you.

Sally: Well, I meant every word of it.

Adam: I have no doubt. I am very grateful that you’re in my corner.

Sally: Well, then put me in, coach. I’m ready to contribute to team newman.

Adam: I would love to see you in action again after your little coup with victoria’s dress. That was a brilliant move.

Sally: Well, there is a lot more where that came from.

Adam: I’m sure. But I need you to focus on the fashion platform. That’s the best way to contribute at the moment.

Sally: Really?

Adam: There’s nothing more to be done with our move against chanccomm. The wheels are already turning and they are spinning very fast.

Sally: Like your conversation with that gaines guy?

Adam: Exactly. And that situation requires all of my attention right now.

Sally: So it is serious.

Adam: [ Sighs ] You have nothing to worry about. Everything is going according to my well-conceived plan. And very soon, we won’t have to worry about billy abbott or chanccomm ever again.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Nikki: Oh, my goodness, who are you texting at this hour?

Victor: My sweetheart, just some newman media business i have to take care of.

Nikki: Alright, I’ll let you get to it. Don’t stay up too late.

Victor: I’ll be up as soon as this is finished, okay?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Gaines: I would like to publicly recant everything attributed to me in the recent chanccomm article regarding ashland locke. The letter quoted in that article was also a fake. The fact is, I had a letter fabricated from camilla rhodes explaining why she left her precious ashland nothing in her will. But those were my words and not the words of mrs. Rhodes. The fact is, I have held a long-standing grudge against ashland locke, a hatred, really, so I made up those allegations and I told them to billy abbott and lily winters at chanccomm. Now, I still hate ashland locke, but he is, in fact, a victim in this matter because those lies should never have been published. Now, I regret my part in this deception, but I believe that chanccomm should have executed their due diligence and fact-checked what I told them. And if they had, this article would never have been published. But they didn’t do any digging into my claims. And I believe they had ulterior motives for that. I feel, ethically speaking, that I had a moral obligation to come forward with the truth because we, as a society, deserve more from our institutions.

Billy: I mean, enough of that. I’m not gonna get lectured about the sanctity of free press from that jackass.

Lily: You know, you almost have to admire the thoroughness of the newmans’ plan.

Billy: They have made ashland locke bulletproof. I mean, it doesn’t matter what comes out about that letter anymore. It’s been discredited in the public eye. He’s gonna come out smelling like a rose.

Lily: Yep. And they’ve painted us as immoral, reckless villains.

Adam: Well, why don’t you go ahead? I’ll — I’ll take care of the check. I’ll see you in the morning.

Sally: You gonna linger here a little longer? Why is that?

Adam: I just have to have a word with detective rosales for a moment.

Sally: Ooh, sounds official. Getting more curious by the minute.

Adam: I will see you in the morning.

Sally: Alright, see ya.

Adam: Bye. Good evening. Can I buy an after-dinner drink?

Sharon: Well, um…

Adam: Oh, don’t worry, i won’t be joining you. I’ll just have the bartender send it over.

Rey: Why you got to rush off? Got to go meet up with your buddy, jesse gaines?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] He’s no buddy of mine, believe me.

Rey: I can’T.

Adam: Well, of course not. But what you witnessed was just purely a chance encounter. I took the opportunity to rake him over the coals for what he’s trying to do to ashland.

Rey: [ Laughs ] That seemed like a pretty gentle raking. And we just happened to see his press conference at your office. So was that really just a chance encounter?

Adam: I think there is something that you need to know, detective.

Gaines: I feel, ethically speaking, that I had to come forward with the truth.

Nikki: You know all about this, don’t you?

Victor: My business to know.

Nikki: What about victoria and ashland? Were they in the loop?

Victor: Mm-hmm. Ashland was in on it from the beginning. Mm-hmm. But don’t you worry, neither ashland nor victoria will be hurt by this.

Nikki: How can you be so sure?

Victor: There was a risk of ashland’s story being exposed by billy boy abbott on his terms. That would have been very bad for both of them, and for our company. So adam and I stepped in. We got rid of the problem.

Nikki: But you see, I do worry because I know that everything gaines just said is a lie, and what he originally said about ashland’s past is true.

Victor: Well, the problem is that billy boy abbott was gonna use that against us, and that was gonna be a mistake.

Nikki: I think that you often underestimate him, and the problem is that he is a lot like you, especially when he is focused on something.

Victor: What do you mean billy boy abbott is a lot like me? What are you talking about?

Nikki: Okay, what I meant to say is that when he feels like he’s in a corner, he’s gonna go on the attack, just like you. And for that reason, I think this situation is far from over.

Billy: We are in the right. We have truth on our side. We’re not the bad guys here.

Lily: Billy, you tried to blackmail victor and adam.

Billy: That was to protect our company, okay? I was trying to stop them from coming after us. It was a noble cause.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. It’s still blackmail. As soon as you got with gaines and tried to use that against them, we were no longer the good guys.

Billy: I thought you weren’t looking to cast blame here.

Lily: No, I’m — I’m not, I just —

[ Sighs ] I had a bad feeling about this. I knew there was something too convenient about his escape story and showing up on our doorstep.

Billy: Yep. I wish I would’ve listened to you. But the good news is we know everything they have against us now. I mean, there’s nothing else they can throw at us.

Lily: I disagree. I think there is more to come. I think there’s an even bigger shoe that’s about to drop.

Sharon: Adam, we just wanted to have a nice, quiet dinner. I don’t think there’s any reason for you to discuss your meeting with gaines.

Adam: I’m sorry if I intruded on your evening. Uh…but this will just take a minute, and then I will leave. It’s important.

Rey: Okay. What’d you want to tell me?

Adam: Well, when chanccomm published that nasty article, billy contacted me, threatening to release it.

Rey: What sort of threat?

Adam: Look, I’m not gonna lie, newman media has been looking for ways to edge out chanccomm. We’ve been aggressive. My father doesn’t care for competition.

Rey: Yeah, I’m sure he doesn’T.

Adam: Yeah, so billy came to us, trying to use the article as leverage. In other words, he tried to blackmail us. Now, that can’t be legal, can it? Oh, right. The patent.

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[ Laughter ] To you

bad habits lead to you

[ Whispers ] Hey. H-heads up. Where am I going? You’ll find out soon enough. I can’t stop myself, which is why you have to stop me. I-it’s not gonna come to that. But if it does… I’d rather die at your hands than have to carry out another one of his orders. Are we clear? Yes. You know what I want. You said you would do it. It’s not gonna come to that.

[ Grunts ] I hate that you let victor strike a deal with the wsb. Yes, why didn’t you give us a heads up that this deal was imminent? It was the bureau’s call. Victor didn’t give them much choice. He knows all manner of damning information, and besides… his attorney threatened a press conference. Who’s his attorney? Scott baldwin. Scott baldwin is an ambulance chaser. Oh, of course. Yeah, well, the ambulance chaser’s smarter than he looks. He didn’t give them any room to negotiate. The bureau would have had room to negotiate if you had told us sooner. Robert, anna and i know where peter is and it’s a place I know like the back of my hand — cassadine island. I still haven’t heard from victor. You know, it’s possible he’s colluding with the wsb now, too.

[ Inhales sharply ] It’s not safe here anymore, britt. We need to leave. Leave the island? And go where?

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Am I allowed to greet my mother? Go ahead. Oh! You’re welcome. Hey, um, how many more books would you like on the display table outside? As many as we can carry. They’re selling like crazy. I am so sorry for dropping the postcards outside on the floor. I — it’s fine. I nearly dropped a pitcher of water all over myself before you came in. Nerves? Can you tell? No, no. You look calm, cool, and composed. Liar, but I appreciate the support. If josslyn was here, she’d say the same. We’re both extremely psyched for you. Aww, thanks for the love. Anytime. Joel, these photos are amazing. Hey, thanks. You know, if you like these, you’re gonna love the frog over here. I love frogs. Wow. I can’t decide which one of these photographs I admire more. Well, you know there wouldn’t be any photos on the walls to admire at all if you hadn’t underwritten the exhibit. Thank you for making this more than just a dream for trina. And thank you for agreeing that the photo ark exhibit was worth lending your gallery. Elq always welcomes the chance to champion a worthy cause. Uh-huh. And if it helps you score points with olivia, all the better, right? Sasha: So, I did a bad thing. Brando: I know. After you left my apartment last night, I noticed the butter pecan was missing from my freezer.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, two bad things. You know how we agreed that we didn’t want to know the sex of our baby until he or she was born? You found out. I didn’t ask. But I know. Gladys: You’re not fooling me. You’re no more bailey’s father than valentin is. I am the father. Yeah, I-I — yeah. I’m just posing as a cater waiter and amateur actor to keep an eye on you.

[ Scoffs ] If you slip up, oh, there will be consequences.

[ Laughs ] Like what? Are you gonna spill your tray on me? Don’t bother “staying in character.” That gun you threatened me with was fake, wasn’t it? Come here!

Ie, hi. I-I didn’t expectto see you here tonight. Well, next time, pick a thespian that doesn’t have to pass out canapés to pay his electricity bill. So paulie’s got two jobs? It’s called a side hustle, gladys. I’m sure you’re familiar with the term, considering you’ve been hustling your entire life. And the fact that his fellow cater waiters call him kip?

[ Chuckles ] That’s only question number one. I have so many more about your real baby daddy.

[ Clears throat ] Well, these kebobs ain’t gonna serve themselves.

[ Chuckles ] No, no. No, no, no, no, no, no. This little charade that you tried to pull just upped the stakes. I’ll assemble a team to raid the island. That place is a fortress. The wsb is gonna need help getting on the island undetected. I’m going with you.

[ Laughs ] Says the man who got himself shot and now can’t get to the bathroom without the help of a ventilator. Last I checked, district attorney wields more pencils than pistols. How about you go file a brief? Alright, thank you, gentlemen, but I don’t think there’s a plane big enough for both your egos. I will be going to cassadine island, and I’m not taking either one of you. I’m glad you came. Yes. Leo wanted to see the animals. Leo, I can’t wait to show you these photographs. You are going to love them. Yeah, hopefully leo’s favorite animal is here. What about you? What are you hoping for tonight? Can you, um… thank you. Yeah. So what were you two up to? What does it look like? Cam’s helping me. Looks like he was holding a lot more than just your books. What are you talking about? I just think it’s so sweet how cameron supports you. Um, hello. I’m right here. That’s what friends do. Not that you’d understand. Surprised to see you here tonight. I’m here to support trina. No other reason. Ava’s fine with that. And you? I’d love the chance to talk to you. I swung by kelly’s the other night, but you weren’t there. Now’s not a good time. I’m not gonna ruin the night with our family dysfunction. It’s nice to have a night off from serving tables. I’d like to enjoy it in peace. Baby steps, my love. I’m okay, mother. I’m okay. Please, sit. Let me check your bandages. Peter: Your mother was very well taken care of. There’s no sign of infection. Thank you for giving my mother and me this time together. See? I’m not really the monster everyone thinks I am. And now that I’ve done this little favor for you, you can repay me. Hector will record you and jason reading this statement — verbatim. Please tell me this is a joke.

Liebchen, what is it? What does it say? I don’t trust jason, well, naturally. And he was much too docile during my little demonstration with drew. You remember that part, right, britt? The part where drew almost killed jason, but then decided to hurt himself instead? I’ve got to give it to our late and unlamented father — he was the best at mind control. He really messed up drew. And now you get to reap the benefits. Kind of like finding a sports car waiting in your garage that you did nothing to earn, probably don’t know how to drive, but you take it anyway. Just make sure jason says only what’s on that paper, or this next time, drew will kill jason and I will make you watch. Britta! Not so fast. Don’t touch me, you schwein! If you harm my daughter, I will kill you. Ooh, calm down, liesl. You know, I’ve now secured the lab, so no more throwing any dangerous substances at me. Which I guess brings us to the part where I get to tell you there’s nothing you or anyone else can do to stop me.

Stick to the script. From peter.

[ Sighs ] “The date in port charles is tuesday, november 16th. I’m britt westbourne, and I am being held with jason morgan and my mother, liesl obrecht.” You crave power and control, just like your father. No, the only thing I crave is my family.

[ Scoffs ] Do you really think maxie would take you back after everything you’ve done? How many people have you killed, peter? How many lives have you destroyed? We’re not here for your opinion, dr. Obrecht. I need your medical expertise. Drew needs another checkup. I want him in tip-top shape. Why? Oh, because you, my friend, have another job to do — a job where failure is not an option. That is so striking, the — the way that he’s captured the — the gold in the feathers. It says here that dancing is part of their mating ritual. It’s breathtaking. I-I don’t know how joel sartore does it. Would you like to ask him yourself? Are you kidding me? You can make that happen? Don’t you know by now that I’d do anything for you? Brook lynn: What do you want, gladys? A raise? A spectacular vacation package? Shares of deception? How about a controlling interest? Okay, not only is that outrageous, but I don’t have the power to do that. Well, then make it within your power, or valentin learns he’s not the biological father of his beloved bailey. Hey, brook lynn. Hi! Uh, ned is gonna introduce us to joel sartore. You want to join us? I want to show you my favorite picture. Well, don’t you want to meet the photographer, honey? I want to go back to the picture. Sounds like leo has his priorities straight. You guys go ahead. I’ll show leo his favorite picture. Okay, you stick right by brook lynn, okay? You got it? Alright. Thank you. Got it. Give me a second, leo. We’ll talk terms later. I don’t think so. I don’t like your attitude, and my friend valentin deserves the truth. I bet he’ll be appropriately grateful.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] You’re right, trina. I don’t always understand friendship, especially since I haven’t had many close friends in my life. Not even at boarding school? No, it was always just spence and me. I think the other girls were jealous. I’m gonna put these books on the display table outside. You coming? Right behind you. Congratulations again on the exhibit, and getting elq to underwrite it? Very impressive. Thanks. You know, spence could help bankroll future exhibits, if only he had his trust fund. Spencer will make his own money by not relying on his dad and working hard. Spencer’s not gonna generate much of a revenue stream working at a diner. He’s making an honest living, something

you know nothing about. How do you know the sex of our baby? By accident. I swear, I fully intended to stick to our agreement. But? But a nurse at dr. Navarro’s office accidentally revealed the baby’s sex when she scheduled an appointment by e-mail. Hmm. Are you disappointed it won’t be a surprise? Actually, now that I know, I’m even more excited. The baby seems more real to me. This isn’t real enough? What about the constant trips to the bathroom or the — the butter pecan cravings? True, but now I can really picture our baby. So do you want to wait until the baby is born, or should I tell you what we’re having?

[ Sighs ] Congratulations, trina. The exhibition’s fantastic. I couldn’t have done it without ava support. She’s the one that green-lit my idea. Well, it was my pleasure to do so. Oh, I saw your mother earlier. She loves the photos, and she’s so proud of you, trina. As am I. Thanks. Are you at least enjoying your moment in the sun? Not yet. I really can’t relax until after the presentation. Do you still want me to give it? This is your gallery, after all. No, no, no. This is your exhibition. You take the credit.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, please, excuse me. I have to take this. My art professor came by earlier. He said I aced the class. Yeah, of course! That’s great. So your hard work and your dedication have already paid off. Now, please do yourself a favor. Enjoy this moment. I’ll try, but I can’t make any promises. Well, how are you? This is just as much as your night as it is mine. Is it going well? Well, I-it — it seems like my night might be taking a turn for the worse.

We’ve been treated…

[Clears throat] …Fairly, and have been assured by peter august that we will remain safe as long as his instructions are followed. Peter has no interest in hurting us. He just wants justice for himself.” “And while peter works to obtain that justice, this is his request to all of you.”

[ Sighs ] Mr. Sartore, these — these photographs, they are amazing. Just spectacular. Fantastic. Ned, help me out. I’m running out of adjectives here. [ Laughs ] I think what my wife is trying to say is, she loves your work. Yeah. Thank you. And are those your — your books on display over there? They are indeed. That’s “photo ark wonders: Celebrating diversity in the animal kingdom.” Oh, I’m gonna have to pick one of those up for my son, leo. He’s — he’s fascinated by animals. Hey, that’s outstanding. He might also like a children’s book. We did “photo ark abc.” It’s never too early to get kids engaged in conservation. I couldn’t agree more, which is why I already purchased both of those books. You did? Outstanding. Excuse me. I’m gonna go sign some books. Okay. Incredible. It’s just…incredible. Right? I couldn’t agree more. I mean, mr. Sartore’s mission is truly incredible. I’m talking about you. I… I know you were thinking about me and leo when you underwrote this exhibit, and then you bought the books. I… I’m running out of adjectives to describe you, too. That counts for something. Counts for a lot. Brando: You know, I’m — I’m torn. I-I want to know the sex of our baby, but I was also looking forward to the surprise. Well, you don’t have to make up your mind right now. We have a little time before the due date. Mm. So you’re just gonna be planning for the baby in secrecy? Mm-hmm. Like buying baby clothes, thinking about names. I thought we were gonna come up with names together. We will. What about charlie? Or parker? River? Those names can be used for boys and girls. Isn’t he beautiful? Yeah, so proud. Arrogant, even. Just like the cassadines. To think that we’re both on the verge of extinction. You’re in a mood. Let me cheer you up. Guess who I saw snuggled up in the back room of the gallery? And I should care why? Because it was cam and trina. I mean, poor joss, her best friend and her boyfriend? Whatever you think you saw, it couldn’t have been all that deep. Cameron and josslyn are happy, and trina would never betray a friend. Trina’s not as perfect as you think. No, but she is honest. She doesn’t deal in dirty tricks.

[ Scoffs ] Unlike me? Is everything okay? Well, apparently, scott baldwin convinced the wsb to cut victor a deal. What kind of deal? The kind that grants him full immunity. It’s possible that victor gave up peter or something else of value. Whatever it was, victor is walking the streets of port charles a free man. Where is victor now? Bureau’s got him under surveillance. He’s the former director. He created the surveillance protocol. He knows how to evade them. We can’t risk victor warning peter. Okay, I’m leaving now.

[ Beeps ] You got to see this. Jason: This is jason morgan. Do not attempt to find peter august and apprehend him. Do not attempt to find britt westbourne, liesl obrecht, or myself. Peter has the ability to monitor the activities of the wsb, as well as rogue individuals who think they can locate us. Any effort to capture peter and save his hostages will result in our deaths.

I hate leaving you. I got this. I know you do. And what if I don’t feel like being your trained lapdog anymore? Refuse, refuse. Refuse all you want. It won’t make any difference. You’ll still do what I say. I literally hold all the cards. You can go to hell.

[ Groans ] You’re incapable of earning loyalty, peter. You believe the stick is better than the carrot. How lonely you must be, surrounded by minions instead of friends. I heard the maxie can’t even bear to be around — maxie and i will be reunited, and you’ll be the one to make it happen, or you’ll die trying. So much for your assurances that victor wouldn’t be a problem. I don’t think my uncle threw me under the bus to ensure his deal with the wsb. Otherwise, I might be in custody now. Well, what about the mercenary? The one who worked for victor who’s being treated at G.H. Right now? Does he know anything that could implicate you in any way? We’re fine. I just wish I knew how victor managed his immunity deal. What’s that look on your face mean? It — it — it’s nothing. You know it’s not the best time right now. Would you feel better if I found out what victor offered for his immunity? It would mean leaving you now. Yes. Then go. Because I-I can’t — I can’t keep looking over my shoulder. If it’s not spencer stalking me, then it’s some other cassadine creeping out of the woodwork, ready to wreak havoc with our lives. I won’t let that happen. I promise. Congratulations again on your exhibition. I said that trina doesn’t play dirty tricks. I wasn’t implying that you did. Then what did you mean? That trina is not wired the way that most people are. She’s not petty. Really? You should have heard what she just said to me about not knowing what it’s like to work a real job. Sounded kind of petty to me. Baby, you don’t know what it’s like to work at a real job. I really have no interest in fighting with you, okay? Especially not when we have the opportunity for a rare night out. You look incredible. Not to mention, there’s free food. Champagne is flowing, and we don’t have to pay for any of it.

[ Sighs ] The exhibit’s not so bad, either. No, it doesn’t get any better than this. And trina arranged all of it. I believe that she probably had some help from ava. See, I can give credit where credit’s due. Why can’t you? You’re right. I hope trina has a night she never forgets. So this is your favorite photo, huh, leo? What do you like about it? Brook lynn?

[ Sighs ] I’m really sorry about what happened. Maxie and i told you to lie low. Working as a cater waiter at an art exhibition is not lying low. I know, but you never know who you’ll meet at these things. Chris pratt was discovered working as a server at a popular shrimp restaurant. Chris pratt had talent.

[ Sighs ] Did I ruin things with gladys? Just don’t worry about it, okay? It’s not your fault. I mean, who would have thought that gladys would show up here? Her idea of good art is kitten videos. So you’ll recommend me to your friends? Don’t push it. Okay. Sorry about that, kiddo. Leo? Gladys, are you enjoying the exhibit? You betcha. You wouldn’t believe how much I’m learning. Why do I get the feeling that my mother is up to something? Maybe because she is always up to something.

[ Chuckles ] How cute. Maybe we can buy a print. Put it in baby riley or billie’s nursery? Why not? The truth is, I don’t need to know who or what our baby will be to be prepared for their arrival. All I care about is that reese or jamie or blake… turn out just as magnificent as their mother. Are you okay? Yeah, yeah. I’m fine. Oh, hey, isn’t it about time for you to make your presentation to mr. Sartore? I just need to grab the flowers and check from elq. They’re in the back room. Okay, well, go and do that while I — while I make the introduction. Hey. Oh, can’t talk right now, cam. No, do you have a minute? There’s just — there’s something I need to clear up. So, ned, this is a big one. This is the 12,000th species in the photo ark. That’s an arabian cobra. He doesn’t like me too much. Can you tell?

[ Chuckles ] And, uh, this was photographed two weeks ago in the united arab emirates at the arabian wildlife center. So there he is. 12,000. Fantastic. Only 8,000 more to go. You’re gonna be busy. Yeah, I am.

[ Laughing ] Oh. Hi. Sorry. The ladies’ room is in the other direction. Ah, a-actually, I was hoping to make a call in — in private. The back room is off-limits to visitors. W– this is a matter of life and death and — and paternity, a-and I promise not to steal any of the artwork. It’s really not my taste, anyway. Alright, but please be quick. Thank you. Come on. Come on! I need to reach valentin. Well, apparently, this is a rescue mission now. Well, first we’ve got to make sure we’re not walking into a trap. Of course we’re walking into a trap! How the hell did peter get liesl, britt, and jason? I gotta make a call. The wsb is gonna have ground plans, schematics, but I know the island better than the bureau does. You just got out of surgery. I thought you knew me better than that, darling. I do. I know you’d risk your life for those hostages, and I prefer you alive rather than dead, if that’s alright with you. I hate to say this, but if you’re not gonna take me, then take robert. But I can make a contribution, though. How? I know how to get on the island undetected.

Ow. You alright? Yeah, it’s just a twinge. I get them every once in awhile.

[ Sighs ] We can leave if… are you kidding? This may be one of our last nights out before the baby comes. I’m not ready to cut it short. However, I do need the ladies’ room. Uh…the e-mail from the nurse is in my inbox, should you want to know what our future looks like. Look, I-I just want to say thank you for all the planning you’ve done for this weekend trip. Yeah, sounds fun. Let’s talk arrangements later. That’s what I wanted to get clear, actually. Um… I don’t want your opinion or your advice on whether or not joss and I share a room. Sure. Whatever. Okay.

[ Glass dings ] Excuse me. Excuse me, everyone. Hello. Hi. Hello. Thank you all so much for being here tonight. The jerome gallery is honored to present the national geographic photo ark, led by national geographic explorer and photographer joel sartore.

[ Applause ] The national geographic photo ark is really an extraordinary, multi-year effort to document all species living in zoos and aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries, and these awe-inspiring images around you, they’re just a fraction of the photo ark. In fact, joel announced today that he has taken portraits of over 12,000 species of animals on this planet.

[ Applause ]

[ Cheering ]

[ Sighs ] This isn’t working. Oh. Oh, gladys. What are you doing here? Ugh. Trying to get a phone signal. W-w-what about you? I told brando I was going to the ladies’ room, but I really need a place to sit quietly for a minute. Do you mind? Oh, be my guest.

[ Groans quietly ] Are you okay? I just can’t seem to get comfortable anymore. Mm. Mm-hmm. Yeah, I remember those days. Brando was a very active baby. I couldn’t wait for him to be born. I’m off the clock.

[ Sighs ]

[ Laughing ] Rude! For the life of me, I don’t know how you and maxie and lucy put up with her. I mean, the three of you actually make a contribution to deception. Blq just swans around giving orders and wasting everybody’s time. Thanks for being here. Unfortunately, about a million species now are threatened with extinction.

National geographic and i partnered about 15 years ago to start documenting all 20,000 that we think are in the world’s zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, aquariums. And we’ve turned a big corner with our 12,000th species recently, an arabian cobra you can see right around the corner. So the goal, really, is to engage the public and also to fund long-term conservation efforts on the ground. Uh, I want to take this opportunity to — to basically thank trina robinson for reaching out to our staff, which led to all this, and also to ava jerome of jerome galleries, and also to all of you for being here today and caring. So, thanks very much.

[ Applause ] Where were you? Long line at the ladies’ room. Well, now, I’m sure that you’re all very eager to buy a print or two of one of these photographs, and for such a worthy cause. But first, I know that trina robinson has something that she would like to present to mr. Sartore. Wow. As — as many of you know, it was trina that first made me aware of the photo ark project, and it’s only thanks to her efforts that this night is happening at all. So, uh, trina, wherever you are, come here, please.

[ Applause ] How can I possibly reunite you with maxie? You’ll be going back to port charles and bringing her to me. Dr. Obrecht: Are you out of your mind? Your plan is to kidnap maxie, bring her to this godforsaken island against her will, then what? Then… you’ll be using my father’s methods to influence maxie on my behalf. You’re mistaken. Cesar never told me how he did it. Oh, come now, liesl. Don’t be so modest. I know you’re up to the task. And then once you’re finished, maxie will know she belongs with me.

Trina, are you here?

[ Scattered applause ] I’m here. Thank you, mr. Sartore, for allowing the jerome gallery to display your fabulous photographs. Sartore: Thanks, trina. Yeah, I also wanted to thank elq for underwriting this. Thank you. Elq industries would like to acknowledge the great work you and national geographic are doing by making a donation to the photo ark. Wow. I’m sure this is very generous. Thank you, mr. Quartermaine. Your support is actually very critical to our work. All species deserve to be protected, no matter how big or small, they are all beautiful… what’s going on? Oh, I thought leo might be with you guys. He’s supposed to be with you. Yeah, he was, until he wasn’T. Wh… brook lynn, how could you be so irresponsible? I’m sorry. He was looking at a photo and I looked away for like one second. One second is all it takes for a little boy to disappear. Okay, let’s not panic. H-he’s got to be somewhere in the gallery, right? I already looked, top to bottom. Oh, my god. Where’s my little boy? Okay.

[ Applause ] How are you feeling now? Better. Thanks. The quiet helped. I’m — I’m ready to get back to the exhibit. You coming? Oh, yeah. Maybe I’ll get better service outside. Oh, what the…

[ Grunts ] What’s wrong? Well, the door’s stuck. Don’t sweat it. I’ll get us out in a jiff.

[ Door rattles ] Hey, uh, anybody out there? The door is stuck. Let us out! It’s all set. So the bureau will deploy a rescue team to cassadine island under my command. My flight’s arranged, and valentin is working on the intel to help me breach the island undercover. Hmm. I’ve secured time off from work, uh, and, uh… unless, of course, you feel my ego too big for the mission.

[ Scoffs ] Come on, anna. You know I have certain skills and expertise which are gonna be useful on this adventure. It’s just as well I saved you a seat next to me on the plane, isn’t it? Let’s end this, robert. Like, really end this… once and for all. There’s no way maxie’s coming back to you. Excuse me, sir. A word. Oh, uh, feel free to search the room for any lethal weapons to use for your escape. You won’t find any. Is he right? Can you condition maxie? I can. And peter knows it. He’ll threaten britta to force me to cooperate. It’s — it’s not gonna get that far. Jason’s gonna stop peter. Preparations are under way for relocation. Excellent. Begin the countdown for leaving cassadine island, we won’t be coming back. Is that all? We’re not sure about the restraints on jason morgan. Hmm. Tell the others that jason morgan won’t be a problem. He’s not coming with us.

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Abe: [Chuckles] Wow. How many men are supposed to eat this breakfast?

[Both laughing] You’re expecting company?

Paulina: Stop joking and eat. You’re gonna need strength to walk down that aisle.

Abe: You wanna know something, I was on a clear liquid diet two days ago. I don’t know if my system can handle a pound of bacon.

Paulina: Your system is gonna have to handle a lot more than that if I have have anything to say about it.

Abe: Mm. Do tell.

Paulina: You have jokes, I have surprises.

Abe: Whoa. Well, I can’t wait to hear all of them.

[Both chuckling] And I’m glad that you gave up on that idea about postponing the wedding until I made a complete recovery.

Paulina: What was I thinking? I can’t wait to be mrs. Abraham carver.

Abe: Mm.

Eli: Hey, grandma.

Julie: Eli. Well, shouldn’t you be getting ready for the wedding of the year? Oh, excuse me, the wedding of the century?

Eli: Oh, well, you know I’m the king of low maintenance.

Julie: Mm. Only because you are the king of naturally good looking.

Eli: Well, then I guess I get it from my gorgeous grandmother…

Julie: Aww.

Eli: Who I would love to escort to the “wedding of the century.”

Julie: Darling, I told you I’m not going.

Eli: Are you sure I can’t get you to change your mind? I mean, lani’s gonna be doing her matron of honor duties. And, oh, look at this empty, lonely arm that’s dying to be accompanied by a gorgeous woman like yourself.

Julie: [Clears throat]

Eli: Yes?

Julie: I’ve already given my regrets to abe and paulina. No, darling. I would be just a sad sack on your arm. I… I can’t think of anything except doug. I am so worried about him. I cannot understand how marlena can stop me from seeing my own husband.

Eli: Kayla still hasn’t gotten through to her yet?

Julie: Oh, kayla? Kayla can’t reach her, which is why I’m not going to just sit here and take this anymore.

Belle: [Gasps] Oh. Oh, thank god. Thank god that wasn’t real.

Shawn: Are you okay?

Belle: I am now.

Shawn: Was it another nightmare?

Belle: Yeah, about my mom. Oh, god, it was terrifying.

Shawn: Was she possessed by the devil again?

[Ominous music]

[Phone ringing]

Demon marlena: Steve johnson. Looking for your bff, no doubt. John black. Well, I could tell you that he’s trapped in the crypt with susan banks just to see the look on your face, but it’s not a video call, so…buh-bye.

Ben: At four weeks, the baby is the size of a poppy seed.

Ciara: Ooh, poppy.

Ben: You’re thinking of baby names?

Ciara: Breakfast. I’d do anything for an everything bagel right now.

[Knock on door] Wow. Well, baby, that was fast.

Ben: Okay, if there is a everything bagel on the other side of this door, you got magic powers, seriously.

Marlena: Hello, ben.

Ben: Hey. Dr. Evans, hey, come on in.

Marlena: Thank you. Hope i didn’t come in a bad time, but I wanted to update you on the conversation that I had with susan and also to bring you that.

Ciara: Oh, that’s so sweet. Thank you.

Ben: No, it’s a fine time. Did susan say anything else about the evil presence she felt around our baby?

Marlena: Yes, she did.

[Dramatic music]

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Abe: Well, kayla tells me that she has never had a patient that had quicker recovery.

Paulina: Well, of course. Would I marry anyone less than exceptional?

Abe: [Chuckles] Well, I had exceptional motivation. I’m feeling no pain. Must be my exquisite company.

Paulina: More likely like the pain pills.

Abe: Oh, I didn’t take any today. I’m just feeling a natural high on life, love, and feeling fine.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: Well, you certainly look it. And you will be at least once you–uh–

[Sneezes] Ooh. You know, once you–


[Clears throat]

Abe: Oh, I don’t think my bride-to-be is feeling so fine. Is that–is that a cold or is that cold feet?

Johnny: You’re not going to your own mother’s wedding?

Chanel: Sorry if you had your heart set on being my plus one.

Johnny: What’s wrong, chanel? I thought you were okay with your mom marrying abe.

Chanel: I love abe. He’s a great guy and I’m sure he’d be a great stepfather. He’s not the problem.

Johnny: Okay. Then what or who is?

Chanel: The matron of honor. My dear cousin lani.

Lani: There we go. Look at you, just so handsome.

[Both laugh] And I am really happy that you’re in salem for a while.

Theo: Me too. It’s been great having a chance to spend some time with my big sis.

[Both laugh]

Lani: Well, I have had a really good time catching up with you too. Although jules and carver really made me pay for it at 3:00 A.M.

Theo: This baby thing, a lot harder than it looks, huh?

Lani: Especially having two. When I was pregnant, I read that it wasn’t just gonna be twice the work, it was more like four or five. And that has been proven true. Hey, I hope the twins didn’t scare you away from becoming a father.

Theo: No, no. I was just thinking about ciara and about the children we might have had and now ciara and ben are happily married.

Lani: I’m sorry, theo. I know that must be really hard for you.

Theo: It’s not just that.

Lani: Then what? Did something happen?

Theo: I saw them in the square, and it was just three of us standing there. It was beyond awkward, and ciara drops this book, and it was a baby book. And like a total idiot I just said, “you’re having a baby?”

Lani: Ciara’S…

Theo: Pregnant. She is gonna have ben’s baby.

Ciara: So what exactly did susan say this time?

Ben: I mean, who does she think is gonna try and hurt our child?

Marlena: Well, if you’re sure you want to know…

Ciara: Dr. Evans, please.

Marlena: She said… it was the devil. It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Johnny: What do you have against lani? Did something happen when you guys talked last night?

Chanel: You could say that. You know how my mom told me it was a spur of the moment decision when she asked lani to be her matron of honor? That she just blurted it out the day after abe shot?

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: Well, that was a total lie.

Abe: Are you coming down with something?

Paulina: No, no, no. I refuse to be sick on my wedding day.

Abe: Well, it may not be up to you.

Paulina: Abra–choo! Ooh. You may be right.

Abe: When did you start feeling ill?

Paulina: I don’t, I didn’T. It must be that damn cat.

Abe: What cat?

Paulina: Marlena’S. Oh, if I’d known that she had a cat I would have taken my allergic medication before I went over there yesterday.

Abe: Marlena has a cat?

Paulina: Uh-huh. She sure does–a sneaky looking feline named susan.

Belle: No, no, she wasn’t possessed by the devil. At least not in this one, but she was there. We were, uh… we were on death row and we were in that execution chamber.

Shawn: Like when sami–

Belle: Yes. Yes. Except this time my mom was the executioner and, oh, she was killing that adorable stray cat that was at our house yesterday.

Shawn: Adorable? Come on. Did you see that cat’s fangs? I mean, it’s probably better that she took it to the shelter.

Belle: Oh, how can you say that? What if they put it down?

Shawn: Knowing your mom, she took it to a no-kill shelter. I mean, come on.

Belle: Maybe. But still…

Shawn: But still what?

Belle: Don’t you think she’s been acting a little weird lately? Ever since we got back from seeing claire?

Shawn: I don’t know. I mean, she seems fine to me, but you know…

Belle: Well, not to me. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just rattled because my dad’s been mia away on that case.

Shawn: Would it make you feel better if we go and check on your mom this morning?

Belle: You know, it would. Thank you.

Shawn: Mm-hmm, we’ll go check on her right after breakfast.

Belle: Okay.

Shawn: But first…

Belle: Mm. Who needs breakfast?

Shawn: Hmm, that’s what I’m talking about.

Belle: [Chuckles]

Eli: Grandma, I’m sorry that you’ve had to wait so long to see doug. And I would have driven you down there again the next day, but…

Julie: But, but your dance card has been very, very full. It’s not your problem. It shouldn’t be a problem. I just don’t get it. How marlena has the power, the right to stop me or anybody from seeing my husband.

Eli: Yeah. I don’t get it either. Listen, I’ll tell you what, tomorrow morning I’m gonna be right here and I’m gonna take you down to bayview and we’re gonna get to see doug and we’re not leaving until it happens.

Ciara: Wait, the devil is after our baby?

Marlena: No, no. That’s what susan said, but I think I know what happened. We were talking and she mentioned that she had watched “rosemary’s baby” a few nights ago. And because susan is so suggestible, I think it might’ve had some influence on her subconscious.

Ciara: Yeah, we actually saw that on tv too.

Ben: Yeah.

Marlena: Oh. But you didn’t think it meant that the devil was trying to get to your child, did you?

Ciara: No.

Ben: No. No. Of course not.

Marlena: Well, of course not, because unlike susan, you’re rational people, and you don’t watch a movie and think the devil is after your baby, because that would just be ridiculous.

[All laughing] I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

Theo: I don’t know why I was surprised. I mean, I knew that ciara and ben were married. It’s just for her to be pregnant, it seems so…

Lani: Fast?

Theo: Only a couple of months ago, she was engaged to me and we were picking out party favors and talking about starting our own family one day.

Lani: Theo, I am so sorry. This would be upsetting for anyone.

Theo: But I don’t want to be upset. I want ciara to be happy. I mean, that is all I’ve ever wanted. I just wish I would’ve told her that yesterday.

Lani: But you still can.

Theo: I know. And I will. Speaking of difficult conversations, how did your talk with chanel go?

Lani: Surprisingly well. I told chanel how I felt uncomfortable about auntie P. Asking me to be her matron of honor and chanel promised that she was totally fine with it.

Johnny: Did lani tell you your mom lied to you?

Chanel: She was trying to explain to me how my mom decided to ask her to be matron of honor instead of me. And she mentioned that my mom was about to ask her right before abe was shot.

Johnny: What?

Chanel: Yeah. So that story was a total lie. She never wanted me to be her maid of honor. She wanted lani all along.

Abe: Marlena has a cat named susan?

Paulina: I know, right? Who names their cat susan? Maybe cleopatra or aphrodite.

Abe: I can’t imagine marlena naming a cat after susan banks.

Paulina: Well, she’s a fully grown cat, so maybe she came already named. But I know one thing, she sure came with a boatload of dander. Oh–[Sneezes]

Abe: Here you go.

Paulina: Whoo! Ooh. I hope that little furball hasn’t given me hives. That’s the last thing I need on my wedding day.

Abe: You look perfectly fine. Just as lovely as always. But, you know, what were you doing at marlena’s last night?

Marlena: So susan mentioned a bassinet draped in black, and I knew exactly what had happened.

Ciara: Yeah, there was a scene like that in the movie.

Marlena: Exactly. But I was able to persuade her that her vision was from the movie and not from anything, you know, satanic. Anyway, she wanted to apologize for all the trouble. But as it happens, she’s gone back to memphis. So you won’t have any more predictions of gloom and doom as far as your baby is concerned.

Ben: Let’s hope not, right?

Marlena: Yeah. No. I think that’s an end to all that. From now on, it’s gonna be smooth sailing for you, and you’re gonna have a wonderful baby. And I for one can’t wait to meet the little baby.

[Eerie music]

Advil dual action fights pain 2 ways.

Johnny: Why would your mom want lani as her matron of honor instead of you? That just doesn’t make sense.

Chanel: Yes, it does. If she loves lani more than she loves me.

Johnny: Which is completely absurd.

Chanel: Try completely obvious. I’m just surprised it took me so long to see it. What is the one word you would use to describe my mother?

Johnny: Frightening. I mean, fierce. Fierce.

Chanel: That, too, but I was thinking of proud. Paulina price is the g-o-a-t when it comes to pride. And how can she take pride in a daughter who’s a never-ending disappointment?

Johnny: Hey, nobody, nobody, least of all your mother could ever consider you a disappointment.

Chanel: Oh, no? Are you forgetting how I married a criminal for his money, which he didn’t have, by the way. So I couldn’t even get that right.

Johnny: What about the girl who took salem by storm with her sweet bits?

Chanel: Opening up the bakery was too little much too late. Especially when you compare that with what lani’s accomplished in her life. Solving crimes with one hand and cradling her beautiful babies with the other. My mother tried to give me a participation trophy by allowing me to walk her down the aisle. And she even lied about that to spare my feelings. And the worst part about it all is…

Johnny: What?

Chanel: I think she wishes lani were her daughter and not me.

Johnny: Come here. Come here.

Lani: If we don’t get a move on, aunt bridezilla is gonna have a fit.

Theo: Well, I’ll meet you at her place. I just have a couple of errands to run on the way. I got to pick up the boutonnieres, et cetera, et cetera, you know.

Lani: I know you better be there and on groom’s duty asap.

Theo: Yes, ma’am matron of honor, ma’am.

[Both laughing]

Lani: This day, this family is gonna drive me crazy, but you know what? I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I mean, look at us. Here we are celebrating my aunt marrying our father.

Theo: We are just the all-american blended and extended family, aren’t we?

Lani: You know, I know this must be a little strange for you too.

Theo: No one can ever take my mom’s place. But, you know, I think paulina’s great. And the last time I got a new family member, I think it turned out pretty okay.

Lani: Well, you’re okay yourself, bro. Come here. I love you.

Theo: I love you too.

Julie: Eli. So kind of you to want to help me get in to see doug at bayview, but you do have other priorities.

Eli: You will always, always be a top priority for me, grandma. Okay? All right. Look, but I better go. I got to pick up paulina’s mom from the airport.

Julie: Oh, before you go, I have a trinket for you to give the bride to be, for her something borrowed. When doug was mayor of salem, he had this made for me. He said the first lady of salem should always have her own key to the city.

Eli: Sounds like doug.

Julie: So creative. So loving. Oh, god, I just can’t imagine him all alone and so frightened in that awful place.

Eli: Grandma…

Julie: So when you hand this to paulina, you tell her it’s from the old first lady of salem to the new first lady of salem with love.

Eli: You will always be the first lady of salem to me. You are the most thoughtful person I know.

Julie: I sure wasn’t when paulina showed up here. I thought she was up to no good.

Eli: Well, she wasn’t exactly an angel. Price town is a prime example.

Julie: It was her vision. It was inappropriate. It was unwanted in salem, but it was a vision. Eli, I believe she’s a good woman at heart. And what’s more important, she’s good for abe. So you see, when I’m wrong, I can admit it.

Paulina: I was at her house last night because… I’ve decided that I have to keep my secret. I cannot tell abe he’s not lani’s father. I can’t do it to him and I cannot do it to lani. I wanted to make sure she was ready, willing, and able to officiate for us today. I don’t want any last minute screwups.

Abe: Well, you know, marlena’s usually quite reliable. Was it something in particular?

Paulina: Oh, no, no, no. Of course not. But with the week we’ve had, I just–I don’t want to take any chances. I don’t want anything, anything to get in the way about wedding today.

Belle: Ah, straight to voicemail. Well, my mom’s obviously not here. Where could she be?

Shawn: Maybe she’s with a patient.

Belle: No, she took the day off for abe’s wedding.

Shawn: Maybe she already left at the church.

Belle: Hmm.

Shawn: What is that?

Belle: What the heck is that? And where did it come from?

[Uneasy music]

Ben: Ciara, you all right? Something wrong?

Ciara: It’s just when you touched my stomach, it almost felt like the baby kicked.

Marlena: Oh.

Ciara: Even though I know it’s far too early for that to happen.

Ben: Yeah, it’s–I just– I literally just read that. I had it right here. Yeah. You have another 12 weeks before that can even happen. You’re good. Good?

Marlena: And maybe the baby’s just excited to meet me.

[Laughs] I’m joking.

Ben: No, yeah.

Ciara: Yeah. Yeah.

Marlena: You’re gonna have to excuse me. I’ve been asked to officiate at abe and paulina’s wedding, and these sacred rites take precedence.

Ciara: Oh, wait. But wait, we haven’t even opened your gift yet.

Marlena: Oh, just open it anytime, at your convenience.

Marlena: Okay.

Ben: Well, I’ll see you out. Thank you again, dr. Evans, for coming by and for the gift and mainly for just putting our mind at ease with the whole susan banks thing.

Marlena: Oh, well, it was my absolute pleasure.

[Dramatic music]

Are you one of the millions of americans

Lani: Looking good, dad.

Abe: Oh, feeling good, daughter. Feeling good.


Lani: Okay. It’s time for you and me get to the church and get you ready, auntie P.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. Chanel’s meeting us there, right?

Lani: Of course.

Paulina: Oh, where’s theo? He’s supposed to be here helping abe.

Lani: He had to run an errand, but he’ll be here. He will be here; he was just a few minutes behind me.

Paulina: We are on a strict schedule, lani.

Lani: I know. I’m the one who wrote the schedule.

Abe: Look, I can dress myself.

Paulina: Abraham…

Abe: I have been doing it for quite a few years now. I can even tie my own shoes just like a big boy.

[Laughs] All right.

[All laughing]

Paulina: That man, he’s something else.

Lani: He is, at that.

Paulina: But that rubber stopper cane that they gave him at the hospital, that’s just a step down from that little tacky walker, you know, that have tennis balls on the bottom.

Lani: I know, I know, it’s not very fashionable. But the fact that he is walking at all, let alone down the aisle, auntie P., Is pretty much a miracle.

Paulina: You don’t have to tell me how lucky he is, how lucky we all are that he is still here with us. And speaking for myself, I know I am the luckiest woman in the world to be marrying that man today. Oh. [Chuckling] And you, you standing up for me, well, that’s–that’s just the cherry on the top.

Lani: [Laughs] Well, there is nowhere else I would rather be.

Paulina: Oh, honey. You don’t know how much that means to me.

Julie: Now, remember to tell paulina that’s only her something borrowed. Make it clear I want it back.

Eli: Okay. I will. And don’t forget, I will be here first thing in the morning to take you to bayview to see doug. All right?

Julie: Perfect. Perfect. Thank you, darling.

Eli: No problem. And in the meantime, I’m gonna call marlena and see if I can get her to change her mind. Love you.

Julie: Love you.

[Soft music]

Oh, my love. How I’d love to go to that wedding with you on my arm. Instead of sitting here fretting over marlena’s draconian laws. Wait a minute. Why do I have to wait until tomorrow?

Ciara: Baby, what marlena just told us about what susan said, that didn’t shake you up at all, right?

Ben: No. Of course not.

Ciara: Okay.

Ben: Ciara, obviously the devil isn’t after our baby.

[Knock on door] God, we are popular today, huh?

Ciara: Ay-yi-yi, yi-yi-yi-yi. Theo.

Theo: Is this an okay time?

Ciara: Yeah. Yeah. Come on in.

Theo: Hey.

Ciara: I thought that you were supposed to be at your father’s wedding.

Theo: I’m actually on my way there now, but I had an errand on this side of town, so I thought I would swing by.

Ben: Well, it’s good to see you again, theo.

Theo: You, too, ben. And the reason that I came today is to apologize. When you guys told me that you were having a baby, what I should’ve said then–what I want to say now is congratulations. I wish both of you–or all three of you–every happiness.

Belle: Well, it’s too big to be jewelry. I don’t know. What is it? Like, wall art?

Shawn: Who knows? It doesn’t look like something your parents would own.

Belle: No. It looks like something susan banks would have in that big purse of hers. She was here yesterday.

Shawn: So if it is hers, then what’s it doing down there on the floor?

Belle: I don’t know.

[Phone ringing] Sorry. Belle brady. Oh, yeah, yeah, no, I can go over there right now. Thank you.

Shawn: What’s up?

Belle: I just got a new case; I gotta go.

Shawn: Wow. It must be urgent. I mean, if you gotta go right now.

Belle: It sounds like it is. Anyway, that is going to have to remain a mystery for now. Hopefully my mom can explain all of it. If we can never track her down.

Shawn: I’ll leave it right there.

[Phone buzzing]

[Tense music]

Johnny: Grandma. Hey.

Marlena: Oh, johnny.

Johnny: How you doing?

Marlena: I’m fine. I’m fine. Ooh, that’s nice. I was feeling a little decadent. So I thought I’d come by and support our local bakery.

Johnny: Ah.

Marlena: Everything looks so yummy.

Johnny: Yeah, I can certainly vouch for their yumminess.

Marlena: Okay. Well, what would you recommend?

Johnny: Chanel? You’re up.

Chanel: Let’s see. You have to try a slice of our angel food cake. It’s one of our specialties.

Marlena: No, thank you. I need something less healthy. How about, uh… how about death by chocolate?

Chanel: Ooh, that is an excellent choice.

Johnny: Grandma, have you met my friend and baker extraordinaire, chanel dupree?

Marlena: Oh, chanel, it’s nice to– ah, you’re paulina’s daughter, aren’t you?

Chanel: Not the way she’s acting.

Marlena: I beg your pardon?

Johnny: Chanel’s having kind of a rough day.

Marlena: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Sometimes it helps to talk about those things.

Chanel: You are very kind, but I don’t want to trouble you.

Marlena: No trouble at all. I’m a therapist. That’s what I do.

Chanel: What’s wrong?

Johnny: It is the bank. They need me to come down and sign some papers immediately and apparently an e-signature won’t do, so…

Chanel: Well, go, take care of it. I’ll make sure allie gets the script changes.

Johnny: You sure?

Chanel: Yes.

Johnny: I really don’t want to leave you like this.

Chanel: I’m fine.

Marlena: For the record, I think you’re making a mistake, but of course it’s entirely up to you.

Paulina: But you’re not gonna tell anyone, are you?

Marlena: No, no. No, of course not. Why don’t you go ahead? Chanel and I will be just fine.

Johnny: Okay. All right, then I’ll see you guys. Nyquil severe gives you powerful relief

Ciara: Thank you, theo.

Ben: Yeah, theo. You coming by, your being genuinely happy for us, it means a lot. Thank you.

Ciara: Yeah, and you know, you don’t even have anything to apologize for. I mean, I was the one who hurt you, and that is the last thing I ever wanted to do. I just hope that at the end of all this we can still be friends.

Theo: Always. Well, I should get a move on. The wedding awaits.

Ciara: Theo, wait. Before you go, do you think maybe I can give you a hug?

Theo: Only if I can give you one back.

Ciara: All right.

Lani: Auntie, you look beautiful.

Paulina: Well, thank you, darling.

Lani: Actually, you know, you and my mother are two of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.

Paulina: Enough of the flattery; I’ve already made you my matron of honor. And with you by my side and chanel on the other, oh, I can’t imagine anything more perfect. And speaking of my daughter, I thought she would have been here by now.

Lani: You know punctuality is not her strong suit, but she’ll be here. You know, we had a really good talk last night.

Paulina: Oh? Well, I’m glad. ‘Cause she was kinda standoffish when I saw her at the hospital last night. I hope she’s not holding a grudge against me.

Marlena: So you feel like your mother is preferring lani to you?

Chanel: Yes, I totally do. Johnny thinks I’m just imagining things, but I swear I’m not.

Marlena: I’m sure you’re right.

Chanel: You think I’m right?

Marlena: Yes, I do.

Chanel: Did my mother tell you something?

Marlena: Well, just enough for me to know that you should trust your instincts.

Chanel: Please, you have to tell me, dr. Evans. What did she say to you?

Marlena: Well, she said enough for me to know that there is a reason that she treats lani differently.

Chanel: And do you know what that is?

Marlena: Mm, I’m afraid I do. This is the sound of nature breathing.

Abe: [Chuckles] Well…

Theo: Hope you don’t mind my letting myself in.

Abe: Of course not. My son and best man have carte blanche.

Theo: Well, I hope that have carte blanche to speak the truth, because this is not gonna work at all.

Lani: I promise chanel’s fine. We talked about my being your matron of honor.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. A job which you will handle beautifully, just like you do everything else.

Lani: Well, thank you. To be honest, I think I was more uncomfortable with the situation than chanel was.

Paulina: Oh, well, you have no reason to be uncomfortable. I explained to chanel how I asked you to be my matron of honor on the spur of the moment because you’d been through so much after your father was shot.

Lani: What? Auntie P., You–you said that you were gonna ask me to be your matron of honor the night before, but you didn’t get a chance because my dad had been shot. So why are you saying right now that it was a spur of the moment decision? What’s going on?

Chanel: Well, what did my mom tell you about lani and me?

Marlena: I’m so sorry, but to reveal that would be to–to break doctor-patient confidentiality. That’s a cardinal sin.

Chanel: Dr. Evans, I have been torturing myself trying to understand what’s going on with my mom and me. And if you know something that could help me understand why my mom chose lani over me to be her matron of honor, you have to tell me, please.

Marlena: Oh, I just hate to see you suffering like this. So may god and the medical board forgive me for breaking my solemn oath. The reason paulina chose lani to be her matron of honor is…

Chanel: What?

Marlena: Lani is not her niece. She’s her daughter.

Belle: Hey, you.

Julie: Wow. You made good time. I just called the office a little while ago.

Belle: Well, my assistant said that you wanted to hire me for a new case and I should rush right over. So what’s so urgent?

Julie: Well, I have a problem, and I think your legal skills are the ones that are really needed to solve it.

Belle: Oh, well, I’m happy to help if I can. And frankly, I could use a distraction. So what do you need?

Julie: I want you to sue your mother for me.

Ciara: It is so sweet how excited marlena is about our baby.

Ben: I know. If she wasn’t so supportive of me in my session with her, we might not be pregnant in the first place. Go ahead. Open it.

Ciara: Okay. Wow. It is called a bola necklace. It is supposed to soothe the baby by calling their guardian angel over to watch them in the womb. Aww, how sweet! A little guardian angel looking over our little angel.

Ben: [Chuckles] Let’s try it on.

Ciara: Mm-hmm.

Ben: I got you. I got it.

Ciara: Okay. And then the note says, “ben and ciara. I know your baby is destined to do great things.”

Ben: [Chuckles]

[Dramatic music]

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Finn: I wasn’t expecting to run into her, she just… showed up.

Steffy: Well, sheila has a way of popping up out of nowhere.

Finn: Well, she wasn’t prepared for the questions I was asking.

Steffy: It’s normal to be curious about your birth father.

Finn: It’s been… on my mind a lot lately.

Steffy: Did you get any answers?

Finn: No. Sheila says she doesn’t know who my biological dad is.

Jack: Thank you, sheila, for not telling finn the truth.

Sheila: Look, all I did was buy you more time. I doubt finn is going to give up on this.

Jack: All these years, deceiving him and his mother. Pretending to be his adoptive parent.

Sheila: If finn wants to find out who you are, there’s only so much I can do to keep putting him off. I think this is the day that you’ve been dreading, jack. I don’t think you have any choice but to admit to finn that you are his biological father.

Katie: Hey. Ah, am i catching you at a bad time?

Carter: No, no, I’m just finishing up some work. I got a little behind.

Katie: Ridge said you needed this right away.

Carter: Thank you. You didn’t have to bring these yourself.

Katie: I wanted to.

Eric: [Sighs]


[Door opens]

Quinn: There is my dashing husband.

Eric: Right here.

Quinn: [Giggles]

Eric: Hey.

Quinn: You okay? I feel like I caught you lost in thought.

Eric: Hmm. I was. I was thinking about you and me.

Quinn: I’ve been thinking about us, too, and everything that’s happened.

Eric: It’s a lot, quinn.

Quinn: We lost our way, eric. We need to find our way back.

Eric: Together?

Quinn: Of course I want us to be together. What kind of question is that?

Eric: It’s just, it’s so important for us to keep checking in with one another.

Quinn: Yeah. Now more than ever. I think–I think you and i learned the hard way how crucial communication is in a marriage. We can’t live without it.

Eric: No.

Quinn: And I can’t live without you. Eric, I love you from the depth of my soul. And I’m really sorry for hurting you.

Steffy: Is she telling the truth?

Finn: I don’t know.

Steffy: How could sheila not have an idea? I mean, she didn’t conceive you on her own.

Finn: And honestly, if she can’t narrow it down to a couple of guys, I might just take matters into my own hands. And hopefully, I won’t regret finding out who it is.

Sheila: Jack, you and li have been married since before I… became pregnant with finn. I’m sure your wife wouldn’t be to thrilled to hear about our affair.

Jack: It would be catastrophic to my marriage. And devastating to my relationship with my son.

Sheila: Our son. Finn already knows my story, jack. Maybe it’s time he heard the truth about yours. We see you.

Finn: Something about knowing your roots and where you come from.

Steffy: I would want that, too. We all do. But there’s a chance you– you might never meet him.

Finn: Yeah, and I have to be fine with that. And I already feel so lucky having the parents that I do. It doesn’t matter that we don’t have the same dna. We have everything else that– that matters.

Steffy: Jack and li are wonderful people.

Finn: And what if I don’t even like the guy? What if he turns out to be some jerk? I already have the best dad I could ask for. Jack finnegan is my father in every way that counts.

Jack: I’ve gotta go. Supposed to meet li at the hotel room.

Sheila: Just remember what I said. There’s so much at stake here, jack. I know that it can be scary but take it from me– leading with the truth is gonna be the best decision.

Jack: Ah, I had a chance to come clean 30 years ago. Instead I chose to live an outright lie.

Sheila: Yeah, but maybe unburdening yourself is gonna give you some relief.

Jack: Ah, I just hate the thought of hurting li and finn.

Sheila: The truth is gonna come out. It always does. Wouldn’t it be better for them to hear this from you?

Katie: So, uh, how are things going?

Carter: Better.

Katie: Yeah, I’ve been thinking a lot about walking in on you and quinn the other day while you were talking.

Carter: She and I should not be having those conversations.

Katie: I guess I’m just trying to figure out where things stand, you know. I know she hurt you. She–she made you feel like you’re second best.

Carter: Wasn’t the first time.

Katie: Well, I know what that feels like. And it doesn’t feel good. Not a healthy place to be.

Carter: It’s not. It… really does a number on you.

Katie: You know, I think you and I get each other in many ways.

Carter: Hmm. I was thinking the same exact thing. It’s been really nice getting to know you, katie, on a different level. Being seen and heard by someone like you, it’S… it’s been eye-opening. Just like you’re ready to move on…it’s time for me to move on, too.

Quinn: I realize things… still aren’t the same between us. And maybe they never will be. Or maybe they’ll be even better. We’re never gonna know until we try, right? But… but I realize that the onus is on me.

Eric: No, quinn, we both have room for improvement.

Quinn: Yes. But maybe I’m the problem in this marriage. Look, I’m mad at donna. I think she definitely crossed a line, but… but I think I have to take some of the blame. You have been suffering, emotionally and mentally for months now, thinking that your body has failed you, when…when maybe it’s me. I have to take a very hard look at myself and–and try to understand how you can get excited by donna… and not by your own wife. I think that’S… the key to repairing our marriage and making it whole again. Assuming that’s what you want.

From the very first touch,

Finn: It’s weird. It’s just… well, there’s part of me that absolutely needs to know. But just…give me my birth father’s name. I’m not even sure what I would do with it. Maybe I’d reach out.

Steffy: Or…maybe you’d decide not to. You just want to have the choice.

Finn: Exactly. I mean, it’s my life. It’s my identity. I’d like to have some control over it, take the uncertainty out of the equation. I…feel bad.

Steffy: Why?

Finn: Just the idea of hurting my dad.

Steffy: Aw. Jack would understand. And, on the bright side, no matter who your birth father is, it’s not gonna be as bad as sheila. It’s not gonna be some dark, ugly secret.

Li: Honey, you’re back. Where did you run off to?

Katie: [Laughs] That is so funny. No, I–I–I just can’t imagine you being alone.

Carter: Seriously? Okay, all right, let me paint you a picture, okay? I come to the office, I go home, I work out, I eat dinner, alone. I watch a tv show, alone. Then I go to sleep, alone. Wake up, repeat.

Katie: Oh, my gosh. Wait a second, this– this sounds very familiar. I mean, aside from the working out part, I think that is me.

Carter: So you feel my pain.

Katie: I–I do.

Carter: Hmm.

Katie: A little too much.

Carter: I need to get on with my life.

[Both laugh] You know, it’s been over with quinn for a while now, and I can’t deny the connection we shared, but it was… based on a foundation of betrayal.

Katie: Not the best way to start a romance.

Carter: You’d think I’d know that going in. I have to admit that it was doomed from the start. I was blind then but I can see clearly now, and I’m not putting responsibility on quinn. It was both our faults. But I found myself doing things in that relationship that I could never imagine myself doing.

Katie: Well, you don’t have to tell me. I know how quinn operates. And I know you. I can see that you are a good, upstanding man. And you’re brilliant. And charming.

Quinn: Thank you.

Eric: You’re welcome.

Quinn: You know… when I married you… I knew I was in for a fabulous ride. You far exceeded my expectations. You–you literally transformed my life. And what did I do? I… I took it all for granted.

Eric: Quinn–

Quinn: No, no, no, eric. I messed up the greatest gift of my life. I don’t want to be that woman anymore. I’m yearning for dignity, and stability. It’s what you’ve always represented to me. I-it… it’s what drew me to you in the first place. It’s what you deserve. I want to make you happy again, eric. I want to put a smile back on your face. We do it every night.

Finn: We were the ideal family. I was so privileged to grow up in that house. I never wanted for anything. They loved the hell out of me.

Steffy: And they always will. The three of you have a bond that cannot be broken. And even if you find out who your birth father is, you’ll adjust and so will they. Just know I’m here to support you.

Finn: Thanks. Yeah, my parent seem pretty happy right now. They took a trip up the coast, a romantic one to reconnect.

Steffy: Really?

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Oh, that’s so cute.

Finn: I think my– I think my mom’s doing her best to put the whole sheila carter chapter behind her.

Steffy: Huh. Aren’t we all?

Li: You don’t seem yourself. What’s the matter?

Sheila: The truth is gonna come out. It always does. Wouldn’t it be better for them to hear this from you?

Li: Jack? What is it?

Jack: I’ve… I’ve been reflecting on our life together. How fortunate we are. How great these last few days were.

Li: Mm-hmm. It was a lovely trip. We’ll have to do it more often.

Jack: Li, I need to tell you something. And I desperately hope you’ll understand.

Carter: You know what? We’re not second best. And we shouldn’t be, especially you.

Katie: No, especially you. Thank you. Thank you for saying that. I think I really needed to hear that today.

Katie: You are unlike anyone I’ve ever met.

Katie: [Chuckles]

Quinn: I’ll leave if you want me to. But I’d rather stay. Work on our relationship. You’re my priority, eric. No one else. You know that, don’t you? It’s okay. I understand. You don’t have to say anything.

[Piano chord plays]

Eric: It had to be you

[Playing piano]

It had to be you I wandered around and finally found somebody who could make me be true could make me feel blue and even be glad just to be sad thinking of you some others I’ve seen might never be mean or try to be cross or try to be boss but they wouldn’t do nobody else gave me a thrill with all your faults I love you still it had to be you wonderful you it had to be you you remember this?

[Plays tune]

[Hits last note]

Eric: Quinn. You’re my wife. This is where you belong.

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Days Update Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Update written by Joseph

Paulina and Chanel walk in to the church together. Paulina tells Chanel to smile as they walk down the aisle. Paulina hugs Chanel while Chanel exchanges looks with Marlena. Devil Marlena then begins the ceremony. Marlena asks if anyone objects. Devil Marlena’s yellow eyes shine as she glares at Chanel. After a brief pause, Paulina tells Marlena to continue but Chanel suddenly stands up and announces that she has something to say.

John remains tied up in the crypt while Susan bangs on the door, yelling for help and saying the Devil locked them in here. John then tells Susan to shut the hell up.

Belle goes to the police station and informs Shawn that she just came from seeing her new client, so she came to say hi. Shawn asks if she is taking the case. Belle responds that it depends on whether or not she’s willing to sue her mother.

Paulina asks Chanel what’s going on and if she has something to say to her before she gets married. Chanel responds that she has nothing to say to Paulina but she has something to say to Abe and Lani.

Susan asks John if Satan has possessed him too. John says he’s not possessed, just annoyed. John complains about being locked in here forever, so the sound of Susan pounding and screaming is making his head explode. John remarks that he’s surprised she hasn’t woken the dead by now. Susan says she can feel the dead souls in the crypt. John responds that they can’t help them, so if no one comes to save them then he’s afraid they are going to join their ranks.

Paulina asks Chanel if this is about her not being matron of honor and she thought they talked this all out together. Chanel reveals that she knows damn well why she asked Lani and it’s because Lani is not really her niece, but her daughter, shocking everyone in attendance. Lani asks Chanel what she is talking about. Chanel tells Lani that she’s sorry but it’s true. Lani doesn’t understand and states that Chanel’s aunt Tamara is her mother. Paulina tells Chanel to sit down because this is her wedding. Chanel tells Lani that they have been lying to them for their whole lives. Lani asks why she is doing this. Chanel says she’s trying to tell her they are not cousins, they are sisters. Lani calls this not right. Paulina argues that she’s not making any sense and tells Chanel that’s enough. Lani then decides to let Chanel talk. Chanel knows it sounds crazy as she just found out herself but when Lani was born, Paulina gave her away to her sister to raise as her own. Paulina claims that she doesn’t know where Chanel is getting all of this nonsense. Paulina wants to get back to the wedding. Abe asks Chanel who told her this.

Susan tells John not to give up and let Satan have Marlena’s body. Susan says she knows the horror of being possessed by the Devil and talks about what little she remembers from it. Susan asks John what she did under the spell of Satan. John then reveals that she tried to seduce him.

Abe asks Chanel again who told her that Paulina is Lani’s mother. Chanel thinks back to Devil Marlena telling her that she can’t say anything about the secret. Chanel says it doesn’t matter who told her or where she heard it as she knows the truth. Chanel tells Paulina to tell everyone about how she’s been lying all these years. Paulina claims that Chanel is her only daughter and she’s lying. Abe asks why Chanel would make up something like that. Paulina guesses she’s trying to hurt her or because she’s not maid of honor or because she cut her off. Lani tells Chanel to tell the truth. Chanel offers to swear on a bible. Paulina tells her not to do this and to let it go. Paulina claims that whoever told Chanel was mistaken and is wrong about this. Olivia then stands up and declares that Chanel is not wrong and she cannot let Paulina bear false witness in the house of God. Olivia announces that Chanel is right, Tamara is not Lani’s mother, Paulina is.

Susan tells John that she would never betrayed Marlena. John explains that she didn’t and that the Devil transformed her in to someone else. Susan wants to know what form she tempted him in. John reveals that she was turned in to Kristen DiMera. Susan can’t believe that she was doubly possessed.

Lani doesn’t understand and asks how her mother is not her mother. Olivia informs her that they made a decision as a family all those years ago. Lani questions giving Paulina’s baby to her sister to raise as her own. Olivia says she thought they were doing the right thing. Lani cries about what this means as Abe realizes he is not Lani’s father. Abe asks if it’s true. Abe tells Paulina not to try to deny it as he can see it written all over her face. Paulina claims she can explain everything and promises she will later. Paulina says to let Marlena finish the ceremony and then they can deal with this as husband and wife or as a family. Paulina doesn’t want to give up but Abe declares that there is not going to be a wedding ever. Abe then walks out of the church despite Paulina pleading with him not to go. Paulina rushes out after him in tears. Eli hugs Lani as she cries. Devil Marlena looks on with a smile while everyone else remains shocked.

Belle shows Shawn documents that Marlena convinced Julie to sign, waiving her rights to make any medical decisions as Doug’s spouse and gives it all solely to Marlena. Belle guesses she could argue that Julie didn’t know what she was signing away as she was desperate and distraught. Shawn notes that it means casting doubt on Marlena’s judgment. Belle says normally she would never but lately, her judgment seems off. Belle brings up Marlena dressing as the Devil on Halloween and then the way she treated that poor cat…

Susan wishes she stayed a cat instead of making John cheat on his wife. John clarifies that he didn’t cheat on his wife, but the Devil made it clear that he’s not giving up and that he still plans on using Susan so that he’ll betray Marlena. John explains that the Devil needs to corrupt Marlena’s soul so he can completely possess her. Susan begins to worry about the Devil coming back for her and starts banging on the door again.

Olivia hugs Chanel as she cries while Eli hugs Lani. Lani doesn’t understand any of this and declares that her whole life is a lie. Eli suggests they go talk in private, so they exit the church. Kate asks Roman if he’s okay. Roman feels so bad for Lani and Abe for this to happen on his wedding day. Kate asks if he wants to go find Abe. Roman knows Abe will want to be alone to process this and that he knows he’s there for him when he’s ready. Chanel stands up and tells Roman and Kate that she’s sorry that she ruined the wedding. Roman responds that they are not the ones she needs to apologize to. Theo tells Chanel that she didn’t have to do this. Chanel complains that Paulina was lying to Abe and Lani. Theo argues that this was Abe’s wedding day and Chanel made it about her because she was upset that she wasn’t picked as maid of honor. Theo thinks Chanel wanted to be center of attention and didn’t care who she hurt. Chanel shouts that it’s not true. Theo calls her a self-centered brat but he never thought her selfishness would destroy their family. Devil Marlena watches on looking pleased.

Eli hugs Lani and tells her they will get through whatever this is. Lani doesn’t know how to process what just happened and asks how her dad can not be her dad. Eli asks if she ever had a test after finding Abe. Lani says no because her mom said Abe was her father and she believed her. Eli understands and asks why she would lie. Lani cries about feeling so lucky to have a dad that she didn’t even question it as she couldn’t have asked for a better dad. Eli assures that this does not have to change anything but Lani argues that it changes everything.

Paulina catches up to Abe in the town square and says he can’t outrun her with a cane. Abe tells her this is not a joke. Paulina wants to talk. Abe argues that she lied to him and Lani. Paulina says Lani will always be his daughter, but Abe responds that she’s not and never was, so Paulina has cost him the most important thing in his life.

Roman and Kate go back to the Brady Pub. Kate talks about how she never trusted Paulina from day one and she just didn’t like her. Roman feels they still don’t know the whole story. Kate declares that Paulina lied to Abe so he’s better off without her. Roman thinks Kate is still mad because Paulina beat her out of the lease in the town square. Kate admits she is because Paulina tricked her in to changing the zoning to tear the town square down. Roman agrees that was a dirty trick. Kate adds that the whole town started to turn against her because of that but Abe forgave her, so everyone else did, and now she broke his heart all over again.

Paulina asks Abe to let her explain. Abe argues that she’s been lying to him since the day they met about what matters most to him. Paulina says she’s so sorry. Abe asks if she understands what it meant to him to find Lani so late in life and having a daughter like Lani was a big part of who he is as a man. Paulina says that’s a big part of the reason she fell for him. Abe argues that she made him fall for her too, but the difference is that he was honest to her about everything while she stayed silent and let him give his heart, knowing how he felt about Lani and that he loved her as his own. Paulina says she never meant to hurt him. Abe asks why she did then and how she could walk down the aisle to marry him with Lani as her matron of honor, knowing it was based on a myth. Paulina insists that what she feels for him is real. Abe argues that if she truly loved him, she could never keep this kind of secret from him. Abe declares that Paulina’s love is like everything else; one big damn lie. Paulina swears that she wanted to tell him and Lani the truth but she didn’t have a choice. Abe says of course she did, but she chose to give Lani up. Abe adds that he didn’t have that choice today, but he lost his daughter because Paulina kept the secret to cover her guilt. Paulina says she didn’t keep the secret for herself, but for Abe and Lani.

Lani talks about all the years she grew up without a father. Eli knows it must have been hard. Lani says she loved Tamara but she wasn’t always there either. Lani recalls teaching herself how to ride a bike, stand up to a bully, and build a sandcastle. Lani says she missed out on all the father-daughter moments that Eli will have with Jules. Lani adds that she came to Salem and found a father, a brother, and a family but they are not her family. Lani cries that Abe is not her father and Theo is not her brother, so it’s just her. Eli hugs Lani as she breaks down crying.

Chanel argues that Abe had a right to know that his bride was keeping this secret from him. Theo says Paulina was wrong to keep the secret but asks why Chanel had to out it this way and set fire to the wedding instead of trying to protect the people she loves. Chanel complains that the truth would’ve still broken their heart. Theo says it wouldn’t have turned their pain into a spectacle. Theo asks what on earth possessed her to do this, as Devil Marlena watches on.

Susan continues banging on the door and yelling for help. Susan complains about being used as the Devil’s tool. John points out that Susan has hair pins to pick the locks in his chains. Susan calls that a great idea and gets excited as she begins trying to free John from the chains. John instructs Susan on how to do it to bend the lock but they have no success. John decides maybe the crypt door will be easier so he tells her to hurry and try that. Susan asks what to do when she gets out. John instructs her to tell all of Salem that the Devil has Marlena. Susan vows not to let the Devil have Marlena. Susan then works on picking the lock to the crypt door.

Theo asks Chanel if she decided to blow up the wedding on her own or if she talked to somebody about it. Devil Marlena interrupts and tells Theo that’s enough as Chanel was just doing what she thought was right. Theo asks if what it did to Abe was a good thing. Marlena says judgment won’t help anything. Marlena suggests Chanel take Olivia home as it’s been a very trying day for everyone. Olivia stands up and argues that Marlena doesn’t know her life, so she can’t just send her home like some old woman. Marlena says she was just thinking it’s been difficult for everybody today. Chanel agrees that there’s nothing for them to do here. Olivia glares back at Marlena as she and Chanel exit. Devil Marlena declares her work here is done as the Devil whispers that he loves destroying a good wedding. Theo asks if Marlena said something but she says no and then exits the church.

Roman makes dinner for her and Kate as their first date this time around since even though the wedding is over, their date is not. Kate thinks Roman and Abe are both good guys, who deserve to be happy. Roman asks if this is Kate’s way of warning him that he can’t trust her either. Kate responds that he knows who she is. Roman says he may better than she knows herself, but that doesn’t scare him as she is worth the risk. Kate hopes so. Kate asks if Abe and Lani will be okay. Roman thinks they will need all the support from the people who love them if they are going to save their family.

Eli encourages Lani that she’s not alone as she has him and their kids. Eli is positive that she’s not going to lose Abe and Theo. Lani cries that it won’t be the same. Eli asks why not since he didn’t have his biological father but the father he did have loved him and that’s what mattered most. Eli knows Abe loves her, so he is her father in every way that counts and always will be. Lani asks how Eli always knows the right thing to say to make her feel better. Eli calls that his job. Lani agrees that she’s not cutting Abe out of her heart and couldn’t if she wanted to, but still feels things will change whether they like it or not because of Paulina. Eli notes that they don’t know the whole truth yet. Lani says she needs to and she needs to know why, so Eli tells Lani to go get the truth from Paulina.

Paulina reminds Abe of when she told him about her possessive and abusive boyfriend all those years ago. Paulina reveals that man was Lani’s father and when she got pregnant, she didn’t tell him because she knew he would hold on forever, so it was Olivia’s idea to hide her until she gave birth and then give the baby to her sister. Abe questions Tamara agreeing to that. Paulina says that Tamara was ready to be a mother so they made it work, but she had no idea that all these years later that Abe would assume he was Lani’s father and that Tamara would just go along with it. Abe asks if she’s saying this was Olivia or Tamara’s fault. Paulina assures that she blames herself because it was ultimately her choice and she’s had to live with that every day since. Paulina says she lived an exciting life, made a lot of money, and traveled the world but not a day went by that she didn’t think of Lani and the life they could’ve had together. Paulina says when she came to Salem and saw Abe with Lani and how happy they were, she knew she made the right choice because she protected her daughter from a very bad man and she ended up getting the very good father that she deserved. Paulina declares that she apologizes for all the lies and the way she hurt them both, but she won’t apologize for the way it turned out. Abe questions who she is coming clean for; him, Lani, or just herself? Abe adds that Paulina can tell herself all the lies she wants, but he is not going to listen anymore. Abe then turns and walks away. Paulina sits down on the bench in tears.

Kate tells Roman that this date didn’t go as she expected but she will give him a chance to make it up to her the next time. Roman asks if there will be a second date then. Kate assures there will be many dates. Kate decides she should go change. Roman kisses Kate and they hug. Roman tells Kate that he’ll be here if she decides to come back down. Kate then heads upstairs. Abe then enters the Pub. Roman asks if he can get him something. Abe says just a friend. Roman tells him that he came to the right place and hugs him.

Theo goes to Eli and Lani’s. Eli answers the door so Theo asks if Lani is okay. Eli says not really. Theo wants to talk to Lani and tell her that she’s still his sister no matter what. Eli assures that he told her that, but there’s something she had to handle first. Theo asks where she went. Eli responds that she went to confront the truth.

Lani confronts Paulina in the town square.

Chanel brings Olivia home to Paulina’s. Chanel asks Olivia if she hates her for ruining the wedding. Olivia asks if she did what she believed was right. Chanel says she thought so. Olivia says then she has nothing to feel sorry about. Chanel questions Olivia’s look. Olivia guesses it was Marlena that told Chanel to blow up the wedding. Chanel asks what makes her say that. Olivia responds that she’s been around long enough to know when the Devil’s got somebody’s tongue…

Belle finishes a call with Julie and tells her to hang in there. Shawn asks what she decided. Belle reveals that she has decided to take Julie’s case, so she is taking Marlena to court. Belle prays to God that Marlena sees the light as Shawn hugs her.

Susan tells John that picking the lock is not working so she can’t do it. John encourages her not to give up. Susan complains that it’s so rusty that it will take a miracle. Susan then successfully picks the lock to the crypt door. John instructs her to try the door. Susan opens the door so John orders her to hurry out. Susan declares that she’s going to rescue him and stop Satan in his tracks, but Devil Marlena then appears in the doorway and asks if Susan was going somewhere.

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Interview with Zoë Robins and Madeleine Madden

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Interview with Zoë Robins and Madeleine Madden of “Wheel of Time” on Amazon Prime by Suzanne 10/6/21

These press interviews with the Wheel of Time cast were short but a lot of fun. The series is exciting. I’ve only seen a few episodes so far, but I really enjoyed them.

Suzanne: Zoë, you do a lot of swimming in the first two episodes that I saw. What was the weather like in Prague when you were doing that, and was it cold?

Zoë: The swimming that I did, I did a bit in episode three, and that was actually in the studio. So, thank goodness, it was warm; they heated the pool. They really did take good care of us. So, I was okay. I was okay.

Suzanne: Good and had either of you done any sword fighting or any physical stuff before this show?

Madeleine: I’ve done stunts before on jobs, but nothing to this level, I think, with horse riding and sword fighting, and it was a completely different beast on this one. We had a month of prep to do some horse riding sessions with our movement coach and stunts. So, no, for me personally, nothing on this level.

Zoë: Same with me. I also had a little bit of stunt experience, particularly with a TV show called Power Rangers; stunts were kind of a given. But on this level [it’s] like nothing I’ve ever done before. We had an intensive boot camp to get us up to speed, and even still, we’re still training with with the amazing stunt team. So yeah, we all had a lot to learn.

Question: Egwene is getting initiated into the women’s circle. So, I was wondering if there was any traditions, within your family, to like say, “Hey, I’m a woman now,” or any kind of conversations that you’ve had with your moms, or even women in your family, that are similar to what the women’s circle did in the episode?

Madeleine: Yeah, thank you. That’s such a wonderful question. I’m Aboriginal, so I’m a First Nations’ person of Australia, and there definitely are initiation ceremonies that both men and women do to welcome women or men that are of age in a community. So, that was very special seeing that this was part of a tradition and culture in the Two Rivers. Absolutely, I definitely [grew] up in a very matriarchal family. So, there’ve always been conversations about when you’re coming of age, and also, I really look up to the women in my family. They’re all such pillars of strength, and that’s something that we see in this show, as well. So, I feel like my life and my heritage was a wonderful preparation for what I would find in in this series.

Question: That was for Zoë too.

Zoë: Oh, sorry. Similar to me, I have some incredible women in my family. I do remember some very deep and meaningful and raw and honest conversations I had with my mum as a teenager that got me up to speed with with real life and what to expect, but I can’t say anything similar to pushing someone off a cliff like Nynaeve does to Egwene. So, yeah, my conversations were a little bit more [laughs] tame.

Madeleine: Using words, I guess, more than force.

Zoë: Yeah.

Question: You make it look like the most fun job in the world, and sometimes it can be, but some of these things look like they were kind of difficult to do. I’m curious to know, what kind of headspace do you have to put yourself in, or is there something you have to tell yourself to sort of keep on the right path and keep in the right mindset to do everything that you do?

Zoë: Yeah, I think it’s really important to know – I mean, for me, [for] my process, I like to know where my character has just been and also where she’s going. So, that’s really helpful to stay present in the moment. I think we’ve all had a lot of experiences of really traumatic scenes, emotionally and physically, and it becomes very draining. So, learning how to prepare yourself before then, and being kind to yourself and resting and loving on yourself was really important. But I think a lot of us just immerse ourselves completely. I don’t know if that’s the best way to do it in terms of looking after ourselves, but, I mean, I look around at the the work that everyone’s putting in, and everyone just gives their absolute all to some very hard requirements.

Madeleine Madden and Zoë Robins of "Wheel of Time" on Amazon PrimeMadeleine: Yeah, absolutely. I think there’s something that you said there, which was, just completely immersing ourselves. I think it is an art form of trying to get in that character’s headspace and just completely staying there in the scene, which can be difficult, but when you have a group of actors that you trust, writers, directors that you can trust, to care for you and your craft, you feel safe enough to kind of push those boundaries, whether that’s physically or emotionally. But it’s been amazing to lose ourselves with these characters and just what they go through.

Question: What’s the relationship like, from each of your perspectives, [between] Nynaeve and Egwene on the series?

Zoë: Nynaeve and Egwene’s relationship is really special. It’s definitely like a sisterly bond, but it’s much more than that. I don’t know, I think we haven’t seen a relationship like this on screen. I think it’s a really beautiful relationship to explore, this purely platonic, sisterly love. I mean, for Nynaeve, she will do absolutely anything for Egwene, and she thinks the world of her. She sees her potential and just wants nothing but the best for Egwene, and I think that’s a really beautiful thing that our show was doing is really highlighting how important these real and truthful relationships are, especially when they want each other to succeed and do well. I think it’s nice to to celebrate those types of relationships.

Madeleine: Yeah, absolutely, I think Egwene really looks up to Nynaeve as a mentor and as like a big sister. They really support each other and champion each other. And I think, like Zoë said, wanting the other to succeed and do well is what gets them through. A lot of the time they survive to make sure the other one lives, which is really wonderful. They’ll do anything for each other, and it’s such a wonderful bond. Yeah, like Zoë said, I think [that’s something that] sometimes, particularly in this genre, that we might not necessarily see.

Question: What’s your favorite part about of this world that The Wheel of Time takes place in? What stands out to you about it and makes you excited about the show and being in it?

Zoë: I think, for me, the level of specificity and detail Robert has obviously put into the world, but in particular, the characters. I mean, for me, it hasn’t been much of a struggle to try and access Nynaeve, because there’s so much on the page already. There’s so much to work with. There’re obviously so many resources. There’re 14 books, as we all know, so, when in doubt, we can search for anything that we’re not sure of, but Rafe has also been an incredible expert and help [to] us. So, yeah, definitely the characters. I’ve never played a character so fleshed out and just real. I think what makes them so beautiful is that they’re so relatable but real humans with complexities and flaws, and they’re not the greatest at times, and you question a lot of their motives and their actions. But yeah, I think that’s what makes them so great.

Madeleine: Yeah, absolutely. They’re just real people in a very fantastical, epic world. I think that’s what makes them such lovable characters is that we can all find a bit of them in ourselves and then relate to them, and exactly like Zoë said, the detail that Robert Jordan has given us with his work is – I remember the first day we walked onto the set of the Two Rivers, and it was exactly how I pictured it from reading the books. So, I think reading the story, and then seeing it come to life, and seeing another artist’s interpretations and their collaborations on the characters or the worlds, has been amazing to just see and be immersed in it.

Question: You’ve got gotten to live with these characters now for a while. What’s one thing that you hope that the audience takes away about your character that maybe they don’t see quite on the screen?

Zoë: That’s a great question.

Madeleine: Yeah. Thank you. I think with Egwene, [I’ve] certainly grown with her. She has this sort of sense of self and determination, and she knows her self worth, which I’ve definitely learned a lot a lot about from playing her. I really hope that audiences can also picture themselves in this world and also relate to our heroes and what they go through.

Zoë: Yeah, and for Nynaeve, I hope people can can understand her motivations and why she acts the way she does. [It’s] often because of her deep, intense love for the people that she’s with. She will do anything for the Two Rivers kids in particular. And oftentimes, I think book readers question whether they are aligned with what Nynaeve does and how she thinks and her as a character, but I, personally, get her and love her. So, yeah, I’d love for people to understand all the complexities and the nuances that our characters have underneath.

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Zoë Robins was born on February 19, 1993 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017) and Black Christmas (2019).

Madeleine Madden (born 29 January 1997) is an Australian actress. In 2010, at age 13, Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia.  Madden has starred in short films by Deborah Mailman, and Meryl Tankard and co-starred with Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson in Around the Block.[8][10] Her first film acting job was at 8 years old. She aims to become a director in the future. When she was 21, Madden made her big Hollywood debut as Sammy in the 2019 Nickelodeon film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

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Interview with Josha Stradowski and Marcus Rutherford

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Interview with Josha Stradowski and Marcus Rutherford of “Wheel of Time” on Amazon Prime by Suzanne 10/6/21

This was a fun interview with these young men. I had watched a few of the episodes the previous night, so it was great to meet them and two of the other actors who star in the show. We only had a brief interview with them, and there were other journalists asking questions as well.

Josha: It looks tropical over there, more tropical than here in Prague.

Suzanne: Yeah, yeah, this is a fake background. Where are you guys?

Marcus: We’re in Prague at the moment.

Suzanne: Still there. Are you still filming the first season?

Marcus: Season Two.

Suzanne: Oh, you started on season two already? Oh, that’s great. That was one of my questions. So, had you read the books before you started filming?

Marcus: I hadn’t. I hadn’t heard of the books, but as soon as I kind of got the part, I was blown away that I actually hadn’t, because it’s so highly regarded, and there’re so many copies; like ninety million copies have been sold. So, yeah, I quickly started reading The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt before we did season [one].

Josha: Yes, same. When I got the part, I started reading the next day. I haven’t finished it yet. I’m on book eleven now. I’m climbing that mountain. I’m not at the top yet, but the view from up here’s pretty good around.

Marcus: [laughs] Sound bite.

Suzanne: And as a follow up, do you know how closely the series follow the books?

Josha: Well, it’s not a one on one adaption, but I’m sure that it does the book justice. It takes the fundamentals, the essentials of the book, 100%.

Suzanne: Okay, great. I’ll let someone else have a chance.

Question: [For] Perrin, I guess, Marcus, you mentioned that you haven’t really read the books, but Perrin’s an axe wielder himself. Rand, in the early episodes, uses a bow often and then moves more to be a sword master. So, what was it like training with those weapons? Is that something you’ve ever done before, or was it completely new to you?

Marcus: Yeah, it was pretty new to me, but I think, when we started, we had quite an intense sort of stunts workshop. I think in that first episode, it kind of kicks off quite a lot. So, we all had those fight scenes to work with, but yeah, it was really cool to kind of work with an axe. I think, obviously, it’s something that Perrin has a particular relationship with, as we kind of move forward, but from the offset, to kind of work with that particular weapon, was really, really cool.

Josha: I had some sword fighting in drama school, but it didn’t feel like was very useful, because this kind of sword fighting we did was definitely more vicious. But, I guess, like you said, first round [he’s] more familiar with the bow and arrow, so I had archery training, and later on, when we all started, we all had sword-fighting training.

Question: How long did it take for you guys to shoot the Trolloc attack in the Two Rivers?

Josha: I mean, I think the bit of Daniel only took a week on itself.

Marcus: Yeah.

Josha: It took really long.

Marcus: Yeah, Daniel and Rosamund had a lot. They had like the bad short straw in terms of like how many nights shoots they had. I think, overall, I don’t know how many, but it was weeks.

Josha: Yeah, a couple of weeks, I think.

Marcus: A couple of weeks or like three weeks. It was lots of different kind of battles all kind of like merging into one. So, when you kind of see it – we saw episode one – it’s amazing how they jump in between. But I remember walking around Prague, having days off, [being] like, “Who’s filming now?” and it was Rosamund and Daniel [who] were still doing that battle. So, yeah, they did amazing.

Question: Whether you’ve read the books or not, I think it maybe doesn’t even matter, this does a great job of explaining it, but like some of the best sci-fi, even though it’s a fantastical world, there are things that we can learn or things that we can get out of this that are parallel to our lives. So, what is it that you suppose people will will sort of think about or take away that’s relevant to us as well?

Marcus: I do think the aspect of like – within the magical system of The Wheel of Time, kind of that male superiority is kind of flipped with the fact that only certain women are allowed to access magic. I think that is just something that’s quite cool to see on screen and something to think about, you know, if that power dynamic had been altered in that way. What would a world look like, if men were, to put it, the underdogs, essentially. So, I think that’s something that you can kind of think about in a contemporary aspect as well.

Josha: Yeah, and on top of that, I guess, because the world of The Wheel of Time is so, so big in so many different groups of people, cultures, different beliefs, and it’s just as hyper polarized and divided as our world is. I guess, the whole show of The Wheel of Time is about finding finding that balance. I think that nowadays, in this time, that is something that will be interesting to see, for people.

Question: I want to ask you both, you both, especially Perrin, is carrying some baggage and some other feelings, but Rand is also carrying some things as well. Talk about that layer of your character. And I will say, speaking to Robert Jordan in 94, that he said a little bit of King Arthur is in Rand, by the way.

Josha: That’s nice.

Marcus: Yeah. Just a little bit.

Josha: The Messias, yeah.

Marcus: Yeah, I think in terms of that baggage or what they kind of take with them, I think, for Perrin, especially, from from the start he has a particular relationship with violence, and it’s kind of brought to him in quite an ugly way early on, and I think it’s something that he carries throughout season one. It’s something that kind of is on his mind a lot and something that he’s very deeply affected by, and he has a lot of feelings of guilt surrounding [him]. Violence seems to keep on coming into his world, and he has realize, does he embrace kind of this animalistic side to him or is there a civilized way that he can maneuver through this world that Moiraine’s kind of dragged them into.

Josha: I think with Rand throughout this story, you know, this bag will become heavier and heavier; more weight is being added throughout this story. And I hope you will see what it costs not only Rand, but of all these characters, and I guess, all of these characters have to sacrifice bits and pieces of who they were in order to do what’s right. But, at first, it starts in the Two Rivers, and, yeah, that’s where we have to start first, before we go on this great arc.

Question: There’re a lot of fantasy adaptations coming out right now, as streamers build up their libraries and are looking for things to jump on to, and that means there’s a lot of options for people to watch fantasy now. So, if I’m someone coming from this, and I watched three back to back trailers for fantasy shows with sweeping vistas and gorgeous magic and special effects, what makes The Wheel of Time stand out for that person? Why is this one special, both for you, and in fantasy in general?

Josha: The Wheel of Time is such a rich world with so much complexity, and the books are known for that. It’s not for no reason that ninety million copies have been sold. Apparently, there’s something in it that people can relate to that touches them. And what that is, for me, is besides that in this world of The Wheel of Time, women are the ones who are in control, if men use the One Power, they abuse it, or the fact that it’s not simply black and white, good against evil. It’s all shades of grey in between. Now, for me, what really makes this stand out, is the characters and that you start to care for these characters and that they’re real. They’re no heroes; they have to go on this mission they never sign up for. You can see their failures and their fears and what it costs of them, the sacrifice they have to make. I think that’s what makes The Wheel of Time special, for me, at least.

Marcus: And that global cast, man, I think being able to see that they’ve been able to cast people from every corner of the planet, really experienced actors, new actors, exciting actors who’ve worked in all different fields coming together on one show like this, I think is very, very special and I think reflects how expansive the world is in the books as well, which is really, really cool.

Question: The action scenes are so amazing in the series; talk about a scene that was the most difficult for you to achieve and what it was and how you dealt with that kind of scale and size of the production that you’ve got here and how you dealt with those issues.

Marcus: In terms of like, I mean, there wasn’t too too many bumps in the road, but I think, that first episode, it was just so new to us, everything. So, I think to have a first episode where you’ve got a lot of stunts, and all the characters are involved, you’ve got a lot of background artists, supporting artists, a whole village needs to be built, and then you’ve got a big action scene on top of that, as well. And you’re very new to finding out these characters, and you’ve got very key moments that kind of lay the foundations for these characters. It’s a weird kind of amalgamation of a lot of things happening at once. So, I think that was quite daunting, but I think it was probably the best way to start the show, because it kind of set the tone…The audience will realize in that first episode that it all kind of kicks off quite quickly. And I think for actors on that film in that first episode, it meant that we had to get a grasp of those characters, their trajectories, and what they’re really like, in the books as well.

Question: You, Josha?

Josha: I couldn’t have said it better.

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Josha Stradowski is a Dutch actor. He is known for his role as ‘Joris’ in the Dutch film Gewoon Vrienden (2018) and ‘Rand Al’ Thor’ the American television series The Wheel of Time (2021). He started acting as a kid in musicals like The Sound of Music and Ciske de Rat and began playing roles in television as a teenager. He graduated from the AHK theatre school in Amsterdam and worked on multiple plays such as Oedipus directed by Robert Icke at Ivo van Hove’s theater company ITA in 2018. He recently completed filming on a new series. He also played the lead role in an indie feature film, Just Friends, for which he and the film received a number of awards on the international film festival circuit.

Marcus Rutherford is an actor, known for County Lines (2019) and Obey (2018). He is an English actor who will portray Perrin Aybara on Prime Video‘s The Wheel of Time. Rutherford’s casting was announced on August 14, 2019.[1] Showrunner Rafe Judkins stated his character was the hardest to write.

"Wheel of Time" posterThe Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

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Rafe Judkins, Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Mike Weber, Ted Field, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz

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Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, Barney Harris

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    Directed By
    Uta Briesewitz, Wayne Che Yip, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ciaran Donnelly

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    Rosamund Pike – Moiraine Damodred
    Daniel Henney – Lan Mondragoran
    Josha Stradowski – Rand al’Thor
    Madeleine Madden – Egwene al’Vere
    Marcus Rutherford – Perrin Aybara
    Zoë Robins – Nynaeve al’Meara
    Barney Harris – Mat Cauthon

    Executive Producers
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Prime Video Debuts Official Trailer for The Wheel of Time ​​With First-of-Its-Kind YouTube Experience

Oct 27, 2021

Utilizing YouTube’s 360 player and spatial audio surround sound, The Wheel of Time trailer offers fans an immersive experience that allows them to view the traditional 2-D trailer in a virtual, three-dimensional “wheel”

The world-building fantasy series from Sony Pictures Television will premiere globally
November 19 on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide

Watch Official Trailer HERE

CULVER CITY, California—October 27, 2021—Prime Video today released the official trailer for upcoming fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling book series. The first three episodes of Season One will premiere Friday, November 19, with new episodes available each Friday following, leading up to the season finale on December 24.

Utilizing YouTube’s 360 player and spatial audio surround sound, Prime Video debuted the official trailer for The Wheel of Time in a first-of-its-kind immersive experience that allows fans to view the traditional 2-D trailer in a virtual three-dimensional “wheel.” When fans arrive at the YouTube page to watch the trailer, a quick scan to the left or right will reveal there is much more to experience. To the left of the screen, they’ll discover Moiraine’s (Rosamund Pike) powerful “One Power” channeling—featuring her voice and faces, artifacts, and symbols hidden amongst the energy weaves. On the right, the corruption of the Dark One represents a dissention into madness. The trailer also features spatial audio that gives fans a more immersive experience as objects appear from either side of the “wheel.” The result is a unique utilization of existing technology that creates a trailer experience unlike any other—one that offers multiple viewing experiences for fans of the series.

About The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

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Billy: Who could have got into chanccomm’s system and published that article about ashland without our consent?

Lily: I don’t know. I mean, someone on the staff who decided to take it upon themselves?

Billy: Why? We need answers, and we need them now.

Lily: I know exactly where to start.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Come in.

Sally: Is this a bad time?

Adam: Oh, I didn’t realize you were still here.

Sally: I wanted to wrap up a few things, but I am not here because of the fashion platforM.

Adam: Oh.

Sally: I just read the most fascinating yet unsettling article on one of the chanccomm websites about ashland locke. I presume that you are aware of it?

Adam: I, uh, just finished reading it myself.

Sally: And?

Adam: Don’t work too late, okay? If you will excuse me, there is somewhere that I need to be.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone thuds ]

Lily: So, we asked you here because you’ve been working on this story since the beginning, and we’re just wondering how this article got published when neither billy or I signed off on it.

Marty: I got an e-mail from billy authorizing its release.

Billy: I never sent that, marty. Lily and I haven’t even seen the story. We would never sign off on something with these kind of ramifications without seeing it first. You didn’t think to question why it wasn’t going through the proper channels?

Marty: I got a message from my boss that seemed pretty urgent, so I did what I was told. I’m sorry for any confusion.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Lily: Yeah, no, look, it’s — it’s fine. We’re — we’re all very confused, so, um — actually, can you forward me that e-mail that was sent to you?

Marty: Of course.

Lily: Thank you. Um, okay. Well, thank you, marty. That’s gonna be it for now.

Billy: Thank you. Well, clearly I was hacked. Who would do that? Who could do that? Not many people know that we’ve been even working on this story.

Lily: We need to figure out who knew and who would want it out there.

Ashley: Hi, abby. It’s your mom. I just got home, and I was so surprised it’s quiet here. Nina’s in bed, and you and the baby are gone. I was wondering — where’d you go? Um, just want to let you know that I’m gonna be up, okay? I’m gonna wait for you so I can see you when you get in. I love you, honey.

Amanda: Can we, um, get you anything?

Abby: No, um… no. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for — for barging in like this. I’m sorry.

Amanda: It’s totally fine.

Devon: Yeah. Just tell us what’s going on.

Abby: You told me to reach out if and when I needed help, and…I do, so here I am.

Devon: Okay. Well, I’m glad you did. What’S…

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Voice breaking ] I can’t do this alone. You were right, and —

[ Sniffles, sighs ] I — I keep trying to fight this feeling, but I am a train wreck over chance. And I can’t focus on the baby the way that I need to.

[ Sniffles ] And I keep trying because I love him more than anything in the world, but I just — I can’t give him the attention that he needs. And it’s not fair.

[ Sniffles ] So, please, I — I need you to take dominic and care for him until I can get my head together. Sweet pillows of softness!

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Devon: Abby, I know what a big decision this is. And I just want to tell you that I really admire you for having the courage to come and ask me for help and to be open about your feelings.

Abby: Well, this isn’t just about me. This is about — it’s about doing the right thing for dominic. And being with me right now — that’s not the right thing for him.

Devon: I understand.

Abby: I mean, you’ve seen what a mess I have been, my mood swinging from day to day, minute to minute.

Devon: Yeah, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Remember that. Okay? I do have to ask you, though — are you 100% sure that you want to leave dominic with me and not somebody in your family? ‘Cause I know that your mom and dad and nina — they’re gonna ask.

Abby: Yes, they are gonna ask me that, but, I mean, you’ve been a part of this journey since day one. I mean, you’ve been a part of his life. You’ve spent more time with dominic than anyone in my family. And you’re just — you’re so at ease with him. All I know is that this feels right.

Devon: I mean, then if you feel that way, abby, you know of course — of course I will look after him. I was — I’ve been thinking myself that it’s probably the best thing that he gets out of that mansion and away from all that heavy energy over there, so — and not to mention you deserve some time for yourself, too.

Abby: Well, I don’t know how long it will be because… I’m just in such despair. I think I need to take some time away from genoa city to heal. That way, I can come back and be the best mom to dominic.

Devon: Hang on a second. You’re thinking of leaving town?

Rey: I bet I can guess what you’re looking at.

Sharon: Oh. Hi.

Rey: Hi.

Sharon: Yeah. Um, billy and lily really decided to come out swinging. I mean, although this article is primarily about ashland, clearly they’re gunning for the newmans, too, by association. I was really hoping that both sides would find a way to keep the peace.

Rey: Yeah, me too. You know, I went by chanccomm earlier, and billy admitted the hush-hush story that he had in the works was actually about locke and gaines. He didn’t seem inclined to release it, though, at least not anytime soon. He said he was gonna use it as a private bargaining chip, which I’m pretty sure translates to blackmail to keep newman media in check.

Sharon: I guess something must have changed his mind.

Rey: Yeah. I’m wondering exactly what that was.

Billy: Gaines?

Lily: Is he in there?

Billy: Gaines! God!

Lily: He’s gone?! I thought you told him to stay put until he was allowed to leave town.

Billy: That was the plan.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Billy: He’s gone. Everything’s gone.

Lily: I knew this was gonna happen. I knew he would go rogue. Why would you think that you can keep him in line? He has no allegiance to you. He probably decided to take matters into his own hands and expose ashland’s past.

Billy: When I talked to him, I told him that we have more leverage if we keep all information about ashland private, and he agreed.

Lily: Yeah, or so he said.

Billy: Look, I know him, okay? He is a self-centered piece of work, but he’s not a fool. He knows if he goes public with this, victor is gonna come after him with everything he’s got. So is ashland. I mean, he’s got to be running scared right now.

Lily: Yeah, no, I’m sure you’re right because he definitely got in over his head.

Billy: Look, if he is fed up with me, why not just go public the way that he threatened to do it in the first place? Why hack my e-mail, make it look like it came from us? He could have got paid by anyone for all the information about the infamous billionaire ashland locke.

Lily: Okay, I’m not ready to write him off. You could be right. But if it wasn’t him, then who was it?

Billy: I’ll give you two guesses.

Victor: Well done, my boy.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Everything went off without a hitch. It’s a perfectly executed plan.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Adam: And you. You played your role perfectly.

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Devon: Abby, when you talk about leaving town, you’re not thinking of flying to valencia, spain, and searching for chance, right? You’ve gotten past that?

Abby: Yeah. Yeah. I may not go anywhere.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: No, um… you know, that was a thought that popped into my head. But I have so many thoughts going on. I mean, I don’t even know what to do at this point.

Devon: No. I understand. But you realize that there’s a ton of people right here in town that love you that you can lean on.

Abby: Yeah. Yeah, I know. I just — I’m — I’m not in any condition to be the mom that dominic deserves right now. So I thought that maybe leaving town might give me a chance to heal, you know? And in the meantime, it’ll give me peace of mind knowing that he’s here with you. Well, with both of you. Amanda, oh, my gosh, I — I’m sorry. I — moses lives here, too, and I’m talking about…

Devon: Oh…

Abby: …Leaving a baby here with you for who knows how long. I’m sorry. Please —

Amanda: No, abby, abby, i want you to know that I would love to have dominic here. I want what’s best for everyone involved, including that sweet baby, okay?

Devon: And I know, too, that moses would feel exactly the same way. So you don’t have to worry about anything. You can leave dominic with us as long as you need to.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Thank you. I’m so grateful to both of you. And I’m gonna have the nanny come by and help, and obviously you’ll need more supplies than what’s in the diaper bag, so i have so many more supplies in my car. I can have the doorman bring them up, and if you need anything else —

Devon: Abby, you know I can get whatever else we need. I’m fine. I just want you to promise me that you will focus on taking care of yourself.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Okay?

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay. My little man.

[ Sniffles ] You are gonna stay with devon for a little bit. Your favorite person. And he is gonna dote on you like nobody’s business.

[ Sniffles ] And I am going to think of you every second of every day.

[ Sniffles ] And I’m gonna come back to you very soon, okay?

[ Voice breaking ] I love you more than anything.

[ Sniffles ] My beautiful boy.

[ Sniffles, exhales heavily ] Okay.

[ Sniffles, sighs ] Um, thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Abby: Thank you for being the best friends and just being so understanding.

Devon: Of course, abby.

Abby: Thank you.

[ Breathes deeply ] Okay.

Devon: We’ll take good care of him.

[ Door opens ]

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Inhales sharply ]

Billy: [ Sighs ] It seems like a very personal attack. It was my e-mail that was hacked.

Lily: Well, how secure was your password?

Billy: Very secure — a bunch of random numbers and letters. I’m not an idiot. I’m not gonna use my kid’s name.

Lily: I didn’t say that you were.

Billy: It just means that someone went through a lot of effort to make this happen, someone with motive, someone with the means to pay someone else to do their dirty work, and I’ll give you two names — victor and adam.

Lily: I know, billy. They’re always your usual suspect. You’re jumping to conclusions.

Billy: Lily, victor declared war to my face. Adam told me that they were coming after us. When I threatened him with the information that I have on gaines, he was very blasé about it, almost taunting me to come after them with it.

Lily: Okay, it doesn’t add up. Even if they don’t care how the article affects ashland personally, they definitely care about newman media and newman/locke. So, why would they shoot themselves in the foot?

Gaines: It’s not as if I had much choice in the matter or in the role I was given to play.

Victor: I don’t think you’re in a position to complain, okay?

Gaines: Listen.

Adam: I — I wouldn’T.

Victor: I don’t have time for this, son. I have some other things to deal with, so you take care of him, alright?

Adam: Hey, don’t give it another thought. I’ll handle things here.

[ Breathes deeply ] Well, the article is really blowing up online. All sorts of sites are picking it up. So, um, why you so blue? Didn’t you say you wanted everybody to know the truth about ashland?

Gaines: Yeah. Not like this.

Billy: Well, your other option was for us to release all the dirt we have on you.

Gaines: Again, not much of a choice.

Adam: Well, you saved your own skin. There’s no shame in that. Now get over it because we’re not finished yet.

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Sharon: The fact that billy would throw a grenade like this just shows how drawn he is to chaos.

Rey: Yeah, I wish I could disagree with that. But speaking objectively, the article is simply recounting facts about ashland. It’s full of evidence that locke committed fraud to steal and inherit camilla rhodes’ estate. Now, he risked exposing himself all those years ago when he committed that act. It looks like his past is finally catching up with him.

Sharon: It’s just shocking to hear that ashland created an entire empire based on a criminal act? I mean, I know he’s always been known as a ruthless businessman, but this is different. What do you think will happen to him now?

Rey: Well, the statute of limitations has long past, so he can’t be charged criminally. But civil suits can still be filed, perhaps by the will’s actual beneficiaries.

Sharon: Well, I’m sure that’ll happen soon. I wonder how this is affecting victoria’s marriage. Do you think that she knew about ashland’s past?

Rey: I have no idea. She’s either finding out about it now or she has been complicit in keeping it secret.

Sharon: Well, I hate to think about johnny and katie getting caught in the cross-fire between billy and ashland.

Rey: Yeah, well, let’s hope that victoria and billy can protect these kids because it’s gonna get really ugly, especially if ashland has the support of victor and adam.

Sharon: I can already imagine the newmans are circling the wagons, planning their retaliation, probably as we speak.

Adam: You know, we really have to stop meeting like this.

Sally: Well, you told me not to work too late, and I wasn’t ready to go home.

Adam: Yeah, I was a little too wired up to go home myself.

Sally: You seem to be having a good evening.

Adam: Mm, as a matter of fact, I am.

Sally: It’s interesting, considering the article you were trying so hard to avoid discussing earlier — you know, the one that billy fired off like a weapon designed to inflict serious damage.

Adam: Look, I wasn’t trying to get out of talking about it. I just, uh, had somewhere i needed to be.

Sally: Well, ashland can’t be too happy about it. It does not look good for newman media — or newman/locke, either, given that ashland built his entire empire on illegal activity.

Adam: Well, sometimes things aren’t exactly as they appear.

Devon: Got it?

[ Chuckles ]

Neil: Business? So you can put it away at the end of the day? Or you can go on vacation or you can quit. But a child? That’s day in, day out, every second of every day. It’s boring, it’s busy, it’s emotional, man, and it’s very humbling. And the love? You can’t even imagine the size of that love until you’re right there, smack in the middle of it. And if you’re lucky, you’re gonna have someone that you trust, that you can share that load with. Just the three of you in a little tiny family fishbowl that you created, you never could have anticipated it. So, no, I don’t think you have it all taken care of with some contract.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Neil: Hey.

Devon: Hmm?

Neil: What if that child really needs you? I mean, devon, really needs you? Huh? Illness, disappointments, hurt, failures, and then there’s the sweet stuff. First word, first step, high-school graduation, college acceptance. You know something? You get your priorities real clear really fast.

Amanda: Look at you. You’re a natural.

Devon: Hey. I don’t know about being a natural. I’ve just had a lot of practice the last few weeks.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Well, you definitely have a full house now.

Devon: Yeah. Hey, I appreciate you being as supportive as you’ve been. But I know that you didn’t sign up for this when you moved in here. So I do want to ask you — you really okay with this?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Hi, mom.

Ashley: Hi, honey. Where’s the baby?

Abby: Uh, he’s staying at devon’s tonight.

Ashley: Why?

Abby: And he will be staying there for the foreseeable future.

Ashley: Was this devon’s idea?

Abby: [ Sighs ] No. It was my idea. I went to him when it became painfully clear that I can’t take proper care of my son right now. I just — I need to get myself together so I can be the best possible mother to dominic.

Ashley: I know that you’re going through such a difficult time, honey. I know you’re suffering. And I’m so proud of you that you realize that you need help with dominic. But don’t you think this is taking a really drastic step?

Abby: It just feels like the right thing to do.

Ashley: Nina and I have been helping you, right? We’re happy to step up even more, and you know that your father feels the same way. Everybody will help you —

Abby: Yes, yes, and i appreciate that. But why can’t you just support and trust that I made the right call? Why do I have to sit here and defend my actions to you?

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Amanda: I am more than happy to have dominic here, okay? I meant what I said before, and I mean it now, with all my heart.

Devon: Well, thank you. And thank you for not just going along with this, but actually embracing it. It means a lot.

Amanda: Listen, I — I know how worried you’ve been about abby’s emotional state and the effect on dominic. And I’m glad that abby found a way to heal herself and protect her baby in the process.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: I really — I think it’s a good sign that she can be aware of her situation enough to ask for help.

Devon: No, I know, and I’m — I’m grateful that she trusted me with him.

Amanda: Well, I’m not surprised. You’re the only father dominic’s ever known.

Victor: Sweetheart, neither your mother nor I want you to feel defensive. Of course we agree that devon would be a good father. He would be very good, you know? Take care of dominic. But the question that we have is, why didn’t you come to us, ask our opinion, before making this very important decision?

Abby: Dominic wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for devon and mariah. And because of that, we share this bond that I — I can’t even really describe. Devon was there when dominic came into the world. He was one of the first people to hold him. He has been a constant presence in his life. And I know that dominic is still small, but I have to believe that when he hears his voice or sees his face, he feels comforted and at ease.

Ashley: I hear what you’re saying, and I totally appreciate it. And I know that devon has been incredibly supportive since we heard about chance. But can’t he have a more active role in dominic’s life without the baby leaving your home and upsetting his environment and his routine?

Abby: This is not a good environment for dominic to be in. I mean, I hate to say that, but every inch of this place is filled with sorrow and sadness. My intensity. Nina’s grief. And every single person that walks through the door is carrying their sadness over chance with them and their worry about me, and that is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Ashley: We’ve all made sure the baby was taken care of, though, honey. You know that.

Abby: I know. But it’s not just about keeping him fed and warm. This is about him being calm and happy in an environment filled with joy and love, somewhere that’s peaceful where he can thrive.

Victor: Well, you’ve made good points. I understand it all. But don’t you think not having dominic around is gonna take an enormous toll on you as his mother?

Sally: Alright, enough with this whole sly-guy routine. How are you so chill? Why are you not as worried about this article as I am? I know that you and your father want to ruin chanccomm, and this whole, I assume, ashland take-down was a preemptive strike on billy’s part. So, what’s gonna happen to newman media now that all this is out in the open?

Adam: You know, I could take your panic personally. It’s kind of an insult on our friendship.

Sally: And why is that?

Adam: Because I thought there was a certain trust between us.

Sally: I have a lot of trust and faith. But I like to back it up with certainty.

Adam: Sally, do I look like a guy whose world is crumbling around me?

Sally: I’m not gonna get a straight answer, am I? Alright, your confidence is allaying my fears, but not my curiosity. I still want to know more about what’s going on in that mind of yours. But I won’t ask because I know it will be futile. So I give up…

Adam: Oh!

Sally: …For now.

Adam: Thank god! Thank god.

Sally: So, why don’t we have a drink together in honor of whatever it is that put that smile on your face?

Adam: I think that sounds good.

Lily: Are the calls and texts ever gonna stop?

Billy: Not anytime soon. The story is trending now. I got three missed calls from victoria. I can only imagine what she’s gonna say.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Wonderful. I won’t have to wait very long. She just texted me. “You bastard. Why did you do this?” I mean…

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, wonderful. Now ashland’s getting in on it. “You better line up your team of lawyers.” If you’re on medicare, remember,

Sharon: You know, I hope I’m wrong, but this article just feels like the beginning of a new dark chapter in an old war between billy and the newmans.

Rey: I can’t disagree with that, but there’s nothing we can do it about, and it doesn’t affect us directly, so I say we put it out of our minds and not let it wreck our evening.

Sharon: Good idea.

Adam: No more talk about billy or ashland or adam. Acceptable topics are you, me, better, happier things.

Sharon: Like me being done with work for the day.

Rey: Exactly. Did you happen to have a chance to grab dinner tonight?

Sharon: No, I didn’T.

Rey: How would you like to go on a date with your husband?

Sharon: That sounds like a great way to end this day.

Rey: Mm.

Sally: A toast to everything you haven’t told me… and to the glorious future of newman media.

Adam: And to the people who work at the company because corporations are only as glorious as the folks who work there.

Sally: Agreed. I’m still really glad that we can hang out like this.

Adam: Like what?

Sally: Just co-workers who enjoy the occasional cocktail.

Adam: Why wouldn’t we?

Sally: I thought that maybe that gossip site, the one that implied that you and I were an item, made you skittish to be seen with me.

Adam: Look, I don’t let a bunch of gossip dictate how i live my life. I thought you were the same way.

Sally: I am. I just would hate for there to be any more fallout from our association.

Adam: Hmm. By “fallout,” you mean chelsea?

Sally: I knew that she called as soon as that trashy site posted those pictures.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: How’d that go?

Adam: Um, I didn’t talk to her at first. But, um, I cleared things up later.

Sally: Well, that’s a relief.

Adam: Even though chelsea and I are no longer romantically involved, I still want to keep the peace. It’s important to me to keep the lines of communication open because of connor. And also I hope she’s gonna be working for the fashion platform soon.

Sally: Yeah, yeah. Chloe and I have been talking about that.

Adam: Mm-hmm. The two of you would be working pretty close. So I think it’s best if we keep things clean and above board. I just — I don’t want to give her any reason to suspect there’s something more going on between us than there is.

Sally: 100%. I couldn’t agree more.

Abby: Of course I’m gonna miss dominic terribly. But I know this is in his best interests. And isn’t that what being a parent is all about — putting your child first?

Ashley: It is, honey. I just don’t want you and your needs to get lost in the process.

Abby: They won’T. So, dominic is going to stay at devon’s for the time being. That is my choice. No second thoughts. So, as his mother, that’s my final decision.

Victor: Sweetheart, how can we help you? We want to help you, after all that you’ve gone through.

Abby: Look, I would love to have that conversation, but, um, later. I’m gonna go get some rest.

Ashley: Yes, go get some sleep, honey.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Good night.

Victor: Good night, sweetheart.

Ashley: I love you.

Abby: I love you both.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] That’s the last thing I expected to hear when I came to check on her.

Ashley: Yeah, I was thrown, too — probably not as thrown as you, though. Devon had mentioned that he thought he should take responsibility for dominic temporarily.

Victor: When did he do that?

Ashley: Earlier today. It was a private conversation. I don’t think he had an agenda. I do believe that abby made this decision on her own.

Victor: Ah, well, I respect that he wanted your take on things.

Ashley: I’m just worried, though, in her emotional state that abby’s not thinking things through.

Victor: I agree with you. I think she’s going to live to regret not being closer to dominic.

Ashley: Well, you know what? I think what we have to do now is just leave it alone. And if she starts to show signs that she’s upset ’cause the baby is not here, we’ll just bring dominic home. I mean, this is not set in stone.

Victor: That’s right. You and I will do everything we can to help her through this.

Ashley: Of course we will.

Victor: Okay. I got to be on my way, okay?

Ashley: Okay. I’m gonna go to bed. What a day it’s been, huh? Everyone remembers the moment they heard…

Devon: Twinkle, twinkle, little man

maybe one day you’ll be a band

[ Sighs ]

Up onstage, you’ll hear the crowd roar

then you decide you’ll play ’em some more

[ Chuckles ] You like that? You do, huh? I know you do. We got another music lover in the house.

Amanda: Yeah?

Devon: Uh-huh. We’re gonna have so much fun, you and me, while you’re staying here, starting tonight. We’re gonna go through this bottle, and then we’re gonna do some burping and then maybe do some laps around the penthouse until your eyes get too heavy and you fall asleep. And then, you know, when you wake up, I’m gonna have a brand-new song ready for you. Yeah. You had enough, huh?

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Sally: So, did you really grow up on a farm?

Adam: Yep.

Sally: Okay. Don’t take this the wrong way, but, um, you don’t give off that vibe.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Hey, I know how to milk cows, okay?

Sally: No, you don’T.

Adam: Yes, I do. And I know how to drive a tractor.

Sally: Okay, well, now you’re just showing off.

Adam: Do you have any special skills?

Sally: Mm. I can guess your weight,walk a tightrope, and juggle knives.

Adam: What?

Sally: My parents were carnies, and I learned a thing or two before I went and lived with my grams.

Adam: Okay.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, you just — you just get more interesting by the minute, don’t you? Okay, I have a question. You have to level with me because I’m curious.

[ Inhales sharply ] What’s in the funnel cakes? I mean, those things are just so wildly addictive.

Sally: Yeah, I’m having a hard time picturing the guy who introduced me to high-end single-malt scotch chowing down on what is essentially deep-friend sugar.

Adam: Hey, come on. In farm country, carnivals and county fairs — that was, like, the height of excitement for kids. And I was too young to be health-conscious, you know.

Sally: Okay, well, given that I grew up on nothing but cotton candy and corn dogs and lived to tell the tale, I doubt you did any permanent damage with a couple of days worth of junk food.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Wait a minute. Did your parents’ carnival ever go through kansas?

Sally: Um…I don’t remember. Why? Is that where your farm was? Are you wondering if we crossed paths as little kids?

Adam: I need to know this, okay? I got a perfect score on the ring toss one year, and I won the big — the big stuffed animal. But the people at the booth — they would only give me this tiny little cheap on.

Sally: [ Laughs ]

Adam: And I felt so cheated.

Sally: I’m sorry. That sounds like one hell of a villain origin story.

Adam: I-I need to make sure that your family wasn’t involved in this.

Sally: Honestly…it kind of sounds like something they might do. But there is no proof. So hopefully I won’t end up on your enemy list, next to billy abbott.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Not a chance.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Sally: I — maybe. We’ll see.

Rey: You want to go somewhere else?

Sharon: No, of course not. Why would I?

Adam: And you’re out there slinging corn dogs and…

Lily: Are you gonna let victoria know that you did not approve the article?

Billy: I’m not talking to anyone until I know who did this and we have a game plan.

Lily: Okay, well, we have to put out some sort of retraction immediately.

Billy: There’s no point. The genie’s out of the bottle. It’s not going back in.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. We can say that we didn’t fully approve the story or — or that, you know, the only reason why it was released is because we were hacked.

Billy: And we will look like a bunch of amateurs who are out of control.

Lily: We weren’t in control, billy. That’s the point.

Billy: One thing I don’t understand — why would ashland say, “get your team of lawyers ready,” when we all know that the story is true?

Gaines: Because the story is not true. I made the whole thing up in order to hurt you.

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Brook lynn! Oh, do not “brook lynn” me. Have we not reached a point in our relationship where we actually consider each other friends? We have. Yeah, friends who not only puzzle but who also watch movies together, which is an act of trust, because there’s nothing worse than watching a movie with someone who doesn’t like the movie that you picked. You know, the whole time, they just make snarky comments and complain. Okay, I don’t do that. Yeah, which is exactly my point. We’ve got a good thing going. Why mess it up? Look, I don’t want to mess anything up. I want to help you, which is why you have to tell me exactly what happened the night that bailey was born. Hey. What are you guys doing here? Is the baby okay? Everything’s fine, gladys. I just had to pick up some prenatal vitamins. But, uh, what are you doing here? Picking up something for my migraine. When’d you start having migraines? Is it the office lighting? No. My demanding boss. Blq’s piling on the work like there’s no tomorrow. She even insisted I eat lunch at my desk and stay until 5:00. Despicable. I thought brook lynn was rewarding you with some “me time.” What changed?

Ma petite, I will be home in time to see you and butterscotch win your competition.

[ Speaks french ] Listen, uh, before you go, will you do me a favor and put bailey on the speaker so she can hear my voice?

Mon ange…

[ Speaking french ] Be a good girl. I miss you. I love you both.

Au revoir. Oh, you’re so good at that. Oh.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. You were born to be a father. I don’t know if I was born to be. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Me too. I don’t want to make any more. At the risk of sounding redundant, we’ve got to find peter, and we have got to stop him. And I understand there’s a way to make that happen. No. The wsb cannot give victor immunity. There’s got to be another way. Scott: Alright, now, listen, there’s no reason to take him to the interrogation room. I’ve waited long enough. I demand to see my client. Mr. Cassadine, tell the guard that we have things to discuss. Officer, mr. Baldwin and i have a right to privacy. Please, uh — please leave.

[ Cell door unlocks ] So what’s this about?

[ Cell door closes ] We hardly know each other, and I certainly haven’t hired you as my attorney. True, but we have one thing in common — liesl obrecht. And you are going to help me find her. Alright, good luck. Not that you’ll need it. This exhibit’s bound to be a triumph. Yeah, well, thanks to trina. I’m just glad that I get to share it with you. When I think about how close we came to losing each other… you sure you’re up for this? It’s not about them. We’re here for trina. This is her big night. Joss is coming, right? Yeah, she’s just at volleyball practice right now. You guys are good? Everything’s okay. Yeah. This show is spectacular! Hi, cam. Hey. I cannot believe I am the mother of its curator. Well, ava deserves the credit for hosting it, and mr. Quartermaine for underwriting it. And you for coming up with the idea and making it happen. Amen, cam. There is no need for false modesty here. Speaking of spectacular, you look amazing. Is curtis joining you? Yes, curtis is coming. He probably just got held up at the club. Who the hell are you, and what do you want from me? You really don’t know, do you? Why should I? I don’t know. I guess I’m the man you’ve been searching for your whole life. And now you’ve found him.

Just talk me through it step by step, how you managed to pull a fast one and slip away, only to wind up having your baby in a hotel. This is none of your business. Okay, whatever’s going on, it has to do with bailey. Valentin — he’s going to start suspecting something sooner or later. Come on, brook lynn, what is it? You can talk to me. What are you hiding? Do you really want to have this conversation right now? It’s kind of cold.

[ Clears throat ] Okay, fine. Let’s go inside. I got time. You have no say on what the bureau will or will not ultimately do to peter august. Neither do you, district attorney scorpio. You know, did you talk to the mercenary that we have in custody? He’s just down the hall. We airlifted him in from greece. He’s lucky to be alive, so I’m sure he’ll be cooperative. Nice try, kid. That guy’s a guppy, and you know it. Victor’s the big fish. We get him to flip, and we may actually lay our hands on peter august. At what cost? We’re going to let victor set his own terms?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Yeah? Scorpio. Really? Yeah. I’ll be right down. What is it? Seems that, uh, victor’s got himself a visitor. I’d like to check that out. Oh, and by the way, the bureau have accorded anna and myself a — a courtesy call, if you like, to make a recommendation on victor’s behalf. Meaning they’re going to do what they want to do anyway. Translation — we can’t stop the wsb from making a deal with the devil. I have an idea. I know you by reputation, mr. Baldwin. Uh, ditto. And what I know about you, I don’t like. I’m not fond of criminals that, uh, hijack me, drug me, and then throw me out of a plane. And yet here you are. “Yet”? Yeah, here I am. And here you are in jail. Funny how that worked out. Had it not been for me, there would have been no parachute. Well, I — I don’t think you’ll be getting a thank-you card from me. Did you really do that out of the kindness of your heart? No, I did it for liesl’s heart. So you’re right about that. We do have that in common. We both care for liesl very much. Well, let’s not compare obsession with love. Clearly, we’re not friends, and I haven’t hired you. So why are you here? I already told you. You are going to help me bring liesl home. As far as hiring me, you want to walk out of here free as a bird? Well, then, you need me, victor. Mom, promise me you’ll chill. Spencer cut ties with his dad. Yeah, he didn’t like that ava controlled his trust fund, so he told both of them that he didn’t want or need the cassadine money. Mm-hmm. You’re telling me that spencer cassadine is in the wild, on his very own? He’s independent and working at kelly’S. Cam is his boss. That is a fact. Okay. Okay. Well, that’s a step in the right direction for spencer. I just haven’t forgotten about how he treated you. And I certainly hope you don’t, either. Mom, I don’t have time for spencer. I have a show to run. That you do, beautiful.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll let you get to it. Good. Her mom left. Now’s our chance. Let’s go say hi and wish trina luck tonight. Then again… “then again” what? I’ll bet trina would rather be alone with cameron. Enough stalling, brook lynn. What is going on?

[ Sighs ] Okay, you’re right. I gave yuri the slip. I had no guarantee that I was going to give birth that night, but I just — I knew I wanted to do it alone. Without the father’s knowledge. Why? Chase, you have to remember, valentin and i weren’t on the best of terms at the time. I mean, yeah, we had that one night, but we didn’t exactly trust each other. That’s why he put a bodyguard on me, to watch my every move. Yeah, I remember when you came to my apartment with yuri. I also remember you stressed about the pregnancy. Well, yeah, I was looking at a lifetime being tied to valentin, and I didn’t want to be controlled. And you know how he is. He takes ownership over everything. And, yeah, we had an agreement, but I had no guarantee that he would honor it. So as my, you know, due date rapidly approached, I just — I felt like I had to get away, send a message — “valentin, I will not let you control me or my baby.” And given his history, can you blame me? You take a look at this. This is a sketch of a man that’s been going around town asking questions about me. He started with my nephew, moved on to my friend. Hell, you even asked questions to my bartender. Look. This is you. But you come in here, and you tell me that I’m looking for you? Make it make sense. Did you go to the cops? Is that a police sketch? That’s what concerns you? Man, what is your deal? For all I know, you’re the one that scared off my act that I had booked here the other night. So what? Lucky for you, a-a talented artist showed up, and you — you had a good night. Look, you know what? Luck had nothing to do with it. Look, your boy linc said that he owed you a favor. He also claimed that he wasn’t mobbed up. I don’t know, maybe you are. But don’t think that I didn’t notice how he double-timed it out of here when you told him to kick rocks. Wait a minute.

[ Scoffs ] That’s the same night joey novak got jumped. Because he was trying to muscle in on something that you wanted. It’s all connected, isn’t it? Oh, it’s connected. But not like you think. Okay. Well, you got about 10 seconds to clarify things before I throw your ass out of here.

And valentin havesome kind of binding agreement where he gave up his voting shares in elq? Yeah, and he could share in bailey’s life. Wouldn’t that include being present at her birth? Yes, it did. Problem is, as soon as the ink dried, everyone told me not to do it. My family… and maxie, too? Maxie was very persuasive. And as my, um, due date got closer, the more unsure I got. And I knew I couldn’t back out of the deal, but I just — I couldn’t share the birth with valentin. It was just too intimate. I would be too vulnerable. So I told everyone I was going to brooklyn. My friend cece helped me cover, and I got a room in a hotel. In ithaca. Why a hotel and not a hospital? I couldn’t risk valentin being able to track me down. So I had the doula meet me in the hotel, and I ended up giving birth that night. And that’s where I called michael to come and pick me up. He came with — with willow to pick me and the baby up and bring us home. And when we arrived, valentin just swooped in and was immediately involved, just like I said. But at least I had that time with bailey for myself. End of story. Okay. I mean, what you’re saying, it — it makes sense, from your point of view. You know, I-I get your family history. I get valentin’s history. It’s a good story. It’s almost too good. The only thing that’s changed is brook lynn quartermaine started treating me like dirt. So much for my raise or promotion. Now I’m back to shopping at soles for less and settling for last year’s markdowns. Well, uh, we’d better get going, or we’ll be late for the opening. Yeah. Oh, what — what opening? Ava jerome’s art gallery. There’s a new exhibit. Hmm. La-di-da. Have fun. I’ll just go back to the apartment, microwave something while I work on the pile of paperwork I brought home.

[ Chuckles, clicks tongue ] As senior partner, I say you do no such thing. You’re coming with us. Right, brando? Y-you’re the boss. Thanks. But you know I don’t deserve that. Probably not. But it — it is rude to turn down an invitation. Well, if you put it like that.

[ Chuckles ] Can we stop by the office so I can grab some makeup? It will just be a quick stop. What about your headache? I’m starting to feel better.

[ Elevator bell dings ] This exhibit is amazing. Kudos to you, trina. How were you able to land this? What she’s too modest to say is that once trina puts her mind to something, she’s absolutely unstoppable. You would know, right? What? Hey, where’s joss? Isn’t she coming tonight? She’s at volleyball practice. She’ll be here later. Hopefully not too late. I’m glad I was able to clear my schedule tonight to be here, you know, for trina’s sake. You probably have yet to forgive me for the things that happened between me and spencer. What occurs between you and your son is really none of my concern. But those things affected my daughter, and trina is always going to be my priority. She tells me that spencer is trying to change, and, honestly, I wish him well. I sincerely hope that he sets a good example for his father.

[ Monitor beeping ] Wait. I know you. Yeah, I thought you might. I was a prisoner at the compound. You were a guard. Relax. I don’t care about you. I’m looking for your boss. Forget it. I don’t know anything, and I’m not talking. Yeah, I was expecting you to say that. Is that truth serum? How’d you get sodium pentothal? You got a doctor in your pocket. Uh, no, this is a reputable hospital. I don’t just get truth serum. This is a syringe full of air. Do you know what 10cc of air will do when it enters your bloodstream? It makes a bubble that will go straight to your heart or your brain, and you die. No, no, no, no, no. Want to try again? Sir, you got about five more seconds. Maybe… maybe that’s why I’m here. To answer all your questions, going back years. Will you stop talking in damn riddles? What the hell are you doing here? Are you trying to ruin me? Are you after my business? Or is it personal? It’s personal, curtis. But I-it’s not the way you think. You — curtis, you got to believe me. I’m not your enemy, man. Far from it. Oh, yeah? Then what the hell are you?

My name is marshall… thomas ashford. And who I am is your father. You’re lying. I’m not lying.

[ Inhales sharply ] My father died of a heart attack when I was a kid. Okay? Now, I’ve asked you what you were doing here, you won’t tell me. So you can get the hell out of here before I physically remove you myself. I know. I know it’s hard — it’s hard to accept. I, uh… I must seem like some — some distant memory to you, something — something you can’t fit into the life you have now. I get that. I get that, son. But look at me. Look at me! Look at me through a son’s eyes and tell me you can’t see it, that you can’t — that you can’t recognize me. Thanks. How is the gunshot wound? Is he responding to treatment? Di d we ever receive mr. Fraser’smedical records from crete? Okay. Well, I-I guess it’s enough that he was airlifted here. Um… no. No, no, no, no. The last thing that he needs is to be questioned about peter august and victor cassadine right now. No, he needs to rest. So no visitors. I’m not sure where you’re quite going with that, but just to be clear, trina and I are friends, first, last, and always. Um, guys, I need to circulate. Methinks the gentleman protests too much. Champagne? None for me, thanks. I’d love some. Enjoy. I have a confession. After weeks of bed rest and taking it easy, I have missed the glitterati. Mm. Oh, me too. You know, if it were up to miss bossy pants, I’d never get to attend a function like this again. I’ll grab you a sparkling water. Mm! Grab me another glass of champagne while you’re at it. I’m planning on a fun night. Mm! Excuse me. What’s wrong, mom? Nothing. Uh, for a second, I thought I knew that guy. Must be the — the bubbles.

[ Clears throat ] Speaking of the bubbles… on it. One sparkling water and a glass of champagne. Canapé? I had to keep what I did secret, okay? Even from you. I couldn’t risk anyone giving valentin doubt in my story, for fear that he’d cry “breach of contract” and then take back the elq shares. I’m sorry. I just couldn’t let that happen, chase. So you came up with a lie. Look, I did what I had to do ultimately for the people I love. Now, if you want to arrest me, go ahead, but you’re really ruining our movie night.

[ Clears throat ] You know, there’s a surprising amount of merit in what you’re suggesting. And if you are able to make good on your claims, uh, it’s possible I’d be willing to retain your services, mr. — Baldwin!

[ Cell door unlocks ] What are you doing here? You’re a bit out of your depth, aren’t you?

[ Cell door closes ] This is a bit bigger than a slip-and-fall. Officer, show this man the exit. No, that won’t be necessary. Mr. Baldwin here is my attorney. You’re more desperate than I thought. Well, now, listen here, mr. D.A. I know you’re no longer with the wsb, but you do have a direct line there, so you might want to give them a heads-up. About what? Well, let’s see.

[ Clears throat ] In about an hour, I’m going to host a press conference with every major outlet. And I’m going to tell them how the wsb goofed up. They could have had peter august’s head on a platter, but instead, they dropped the ball. You know, you might get

the invader to turn up to something like that, but no one else is going to care. I’m not really finished yet, okay? Then I’m going to tell them how the wsb is afraid of my client not only because of what he knows about peter august but all of the dirty dealings that went on in the wsb when he was the director. You know, you go ahead and do that, you’ll be tied up in espionage suits for the rest of your life. Well, that may be true. But the damage will be done. This smells of your idea. Actually, it was mr. Baldwin who came up with it. Kind of brilliant for an ambulance chaser, wouldn’t you agree? You can’t do this! Help! What the hell are you doing? Wha– you’re just supposed to talk to him. He’s crazy. He’s trying to kill me. This is not what we discussed at all. Uh-oh. All I have to do is push down this plunger, and victor cassadine writes one last holiday card this year. You’ve got it all wrong! I quit victor. Right. It’s true! What, you did? You got a better offer from peter august? I changed sides. And look what I got to show for it. Another inch, and they say the bullet would have hit my heart. If you work for peter, you know where he was heading when he left the compound. Possibly. What’s it worth to you? Oh… you want to negotiate. I see. Start with six figures and a new identity. I guess our hands are tied. I think so. Yeah. Aah!

You’re crazier than he is. If that air bubble reaches my heart — yeah, you’re going to wish that the bullet had been an inch closer, because it would have been quicker. Do something. There’s always hyperbaric oxygen therapy. That’s the only way I know how to break up a bubble. But you’ll need a doctor for that. I’ll tell you what you want to know. Where is peter august? Help me, and I’ll tell you. Alright, let’s get out of here. Wait! Cassadine island. Now help me! Get a doctor! Get the air bubble out! What air bubble? I’m sure the press will be especially captivated with the little details of that coup the wsb orchestrated in central america. Remember that one, robert? It’s up to you, amigo. Your lawyer has already pointed one thing out, and that is I’m no longer a part of the agency. Yeah, but you’re the facilitator. Look, robert, peter’s got liesl. I know you don’t care about liesl, but I do. I do know that you care about maxie. And as long as peter’s out there, she will not be safe. So we can wrangle around here all day, but I think we should cut to the chase. There are lives on the line — loved ones’ lives. For this to work, the info has got to be legit. Otherwise, the bureau’s never going to buy it. It’s up to you to convince them. Make it happen, robert. Get me released, or let peter august get away with murder… again. Do you know this, um, patient from crete? The airlifting aspect caught my attention. When is the star of the evening expected to arrive? You’re changing the subject. It makes me wonder why, like maybe there is an actual threat out there, maybe from your own family? It’s official. The panda photo is my favorite. I’ll have to make sure to look out for it. Oh, I-I’m sorry. Am I interrupting? Trina, please, introduce me to your friend. Oh, right. You two haven’t met. Mom, this is spencer’s girlfriend, esme prince. And, esme, this is my mom, dr. Portia robinson. So nice to meet you. I was just telling trina how impressive all of this is. I’m sure you’re very proud. That I am. So, esme, I hear that you have been in town as long as spencer has, which means you’re either the angel on his shoulder or something else altogether. I’m just the girl spence loves, dr. Robinson. I’ll be sure to look out for that panda. Steer clear of that one. I’m trying. My earliest memories of my mom and my aunt stella, two of the most honest people I have ever known, was of them taking my brother and me to the cemetery to put flowers on my father’s grave. Now, why would they make that up — the plot, the headstone, standing around wiping the tears from two little boys’ eyes? Why would they make that up if it wasn’t true? Look, I know. I know you have a lot of questions, but it’s going to take time.

[ Scoffs ] F-forget time, okay? It takes facts. Fact is, my father died just after my third birthday, okay? I held on to that birthday present he gave me well after I had outgrown it. Now, those are facts. The toy lawnmower.

[ Laughs ] The toy lawnmower. Oh, I-I-I’m glad. How did you know that? Who told you? Nobody had to tell me, boy. I gave it to you!

You let my late mother and my brother, aunt stella, and me believe that you were dead. But the truth is that — if you just — if you just give me a chance, I will try to explain. You know what? Save it, okay? I don’t need to hear it, because anything you say is going to be about you, not about me. There’s absolutely nothing you can say to justify this. You know, you were right earlier. My father is a distant memory. And there is no good explanation for you making my brother and me grieve our entire lives over a man who wasn’t even dead. Okay. Okay, I understand. You — I understand you are upset. You couldn’t possibly understand. We thought you had died of a heart attack. Do you understand what it’s like for a child to grow up under that shadow, knowing from the start that life is short, that good guys don’t always win? Do you know how hard it was to watch mama and aunt stella scrape and save every penny to make ends meet, trying their damnedest to raise two little black boys in baltimore, maryland, a complicated place to navigate? Do you know what that feels like? No, you don’T. You know what you did? You put in motion a lifetime of uncertainty and instability and pain throughout my whole family, all because the man of the house, the breadwinner, our protector, our father had supposedly died and wasn’t there for us. Okay, spare me the dramatics, brook lynn. I’m not accusing you of a crime. I’m just trying to find maxie’s baby. Then why are you interrogating me? Look, I started retracing all the steps that led up to the abduction, and I stumbled onto you giving your bodyguard the slip that night. Okay. I’m still not sure how this relates to maxie. Neither do i at the moment. But when a bell goes off in my head, I ask questions until I get answers. Well, you told me that you’re a little rusty with your detective skills, so chalk this up to a night of me helping you sharpen them. I’ve got to go. I’m going to, uh, ava’s gallery opening. Nice try, brook lynn. But I know there’s something else you’re hiding. When you grabbed that syringe and jabbed it in his arm, I think I may have been as shocked as he was. Oh. [ Chuckles ] It was classic. It was gutsy, diabolical. You’re such a flirt. Well, word has it that our friend from crete had a rather strange encounter with a syringe. Oh. Must be delusional. Mm. Whatever. I just don’t want to know about it. Great. ‘Cause, uh, we have a good lead on where peter is. Me too. But you’re not going to like it. You’re the toast of the town tonight, so let’s just toast to that and forget everything else. Nikolas… victor is here in a pcpd jail cell, and now one of his mercenaries is at G.H.? Am I supposed to ignore this cassadine stain that is spreading to our doorstep? Maybe you can, but I can’T. Canapé? I’ll have one of those. Hi, paulie. What’s new? Let’s suppose I, uh… I deserve everything you’ve said. I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t have — maybe I shouldn’t have sprung things on you this way. Why did you? Even if it is true, and I’m not saying it’s so, why now, why today? I wanted — curtis, I wanted to come before. But I couldn’T. You couldn’t? What does that mean? It wasn’t safe. It wasn’t safe? What are you talking about? It wasn’t safe for all of us. All of us, curtis. But when — when I was finally able to show my face, I saw — I saw you needed me. That’s when I came forward. Curtis, if we — if we could just — just take it a step at a time, man, I promise… I promise you’ll understand. In time. In time, you’ll understand everything.

this place is amazing. I mean, you crushed it!

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. Does it bother you that those two are almost a thing? Why do you keep bringing that up? Cam already said that it’s no big deal. Clearly, they’ve moved on. Maybe. But from what I can see, the sparks are still lingering. I know, it’s a lot to ask. But you got to trust me. You know what? You can forget that, okay? I don’t know you. I don’t trust you. And I damn sure don’t need you. So you can just get the hell out of here and don’t do me any favors. Okay. Fair enough. Fair enough. I’ll go… for now. I know you probably don’t have any family photos with me in them. Maybe — maybe this one with me and your mama and you and tommy will make up for that. That’s precious memories, boy. Precious memories.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ] I-I think you have me confused with someone else. Oh, yeah, I’m confused, alright. First, you scare me into keeping my trap shut about brook lynn’s baby, and now you’re a cater waiter? Kip, billy just booked a commercial tomorrow night. You’re going in as nathan detroit. Congrats. Kip. You’re an actor?

[ Chuckles ] What else is fake about you? Oh, like you being the father of brook lynn’s baby, for instance. Sooner or later, the truth always comes out. I wish you would forget I’m a cop and just trust me as your friend. I got to get going, chase. My father’s underwriting the exhibit, and, um, I don’t want to disappoint him. That’s what worries me.

[ Sighs ] Can you blame me for worrying? As long as victor remains in town, remains in your life, there’s going to be trouble. My uncle has no hold over me. I let the world believe he was dead. He returned the favor. We’re even. All debts are paid. And besides, he’s behind bars. He’s about to be shipped off to the hague or some other wsb facility, never to be heard from again. You promise? Promise. Now, relax. Enjoy your big night. Everything is going to be all right. Robert, don’t do this. We don’t need victor. We can track peter on our own. We can. What is it? What happened? This isn’t just about finding peter. Of course it isn’T. Victor was director of the wsb. He knows where the bodies are buried, the blown ops that can’t see the light of day. They just don’t want him to talk. Scott: Okay, all the paperwork has been signed, sealed, and delivered. Come on, open up. Now, tell me where liesl is so I can go there and get her. Wait a minute. What are you doing? Hey, hey, hey, hey! We had a deal here, cassadine!

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[Soft music]

Nicole: Oh. What are you doing here, at this time of night?

Ej: I come bearing sustenance in the hope that you won’t object to having company.

Kristen: I’m kristen dimera.

Gwen: Yeah, I know who you are. Why have they put you n here with me?

Kristen: Let’s just call it a twist of fate. If you have a minute, I’d love to chat.

Gwen: God, what about?

Kristen: My future.

Gwen: Your future? What future? As far as I know, you’ve got a one-way ticket back to statesville.

Kristen: Actually, I’m not going back to statesville. See, you’re gonna bust me out.

Gwen: Well, it seems the rumors are true.

Kristen: What rumors?

Gwen: You don’t even know me. If you think I’m going to lift a finger for you, you must be mad as a hatter.

Kristen: Right, but I know everything about your new boyfriend that I could write his memoir, and it would include a touching section on cynical old you finally falling deeply in love.

Gwen: What does xander have to do with any of this?

Kristen: Oh, gwen, he’s in the thick of it. He’s the reason you’re gonna get me a get-out-of-jail-free card. Unless, of course, you don’t mind losing him forever.

Demon susan: What do you think, john? Breaking your wedding vows would be a surefire way to destroy your love with marlena.

John: I wouldn’t do that. I would never betray marlena for another woman. Certainly not ms. Susan banks.

Demon susan: Huh. Well, I will admit it might not be hard to resist susan–

Evil kristen: But what about your old flame, kristen?

[Tense music]

John: I’m seeing things.

Evil kristen: Still here.

John: Kristen?

Evil kristen: Of course it’s me, baby. Who else could lead you right into temptation?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

John: No, you’re just another one of lucifer’s tricks.

Evil kristen: Ouch. That kind of hurts my feelings.

John: He conjured up my son’s dead mother the last time he did this to marlena.

Evil kristen: Hmm. Right, but I’m not dead. I’m right here, standing in front of you. You can see me. You can hear me. You can even touch me.

Marlena: John.

John: I’m right here, doc.

Evil kristen: Well, hello there, sleepy head.

Marlena: You!

Nicole: You know, you really shouldn’t have gone to all the trouble, ’cause I already had dinner.

Ej: Not dining fashionably late anymore?

Nicole: And you should have called first.

Ej: And ruined my surprise?

Nicole: Ej, look, it’s been a long day, and I was just on my way to bed.

Ej: Ooh. Nice to know my timing is as impeccable as ever.

Nicole: Just so you know, I will be going to bed alone, so you can take your food, and just–

Ej: I actually brought something else. Chocolate cookies and cream, which is your favorite, if I recall. Surely, you have room for dessert. Mm-hmm.

Xander: I heard my best girl was back in town.

Maggie: Ah, and I heard that you got into a lot of trouble while I was gone.

Xander: Well, you came home just in time.

Maggie: Oh, didn’t I?

Xander: I really was so sorry to hear about your daughter’s passing.

Maggie: Yeah. I wish I’d had more time with summer. I never was a really good mother to her.

Xander: You were with her in the end.

Maggie: Yeah, well, she’s not suffering anymore.

Xander: Have you had any word from sarah?

Maggie: Not as much as I’d like, a text now and then.

Xander: And she sounds happy with rex?

Maggie: Yes, she does.

Xander: That’s good. No, I’m happy for her.

Maggie: Really?

Xander: Why wouldn’t I be?

Maggie: Well, because she left you so abruptly, and you’re not exactly gracious with defeat.

Xander: I admit, a few months ago, if I’d heard about sarah being happy with someone else, that would have sent me on a month-long pub crawl.

Maggie: Hmm, so what’s changed?

Xander: I’m in love again.

Gwen: You’re up to your neck in trouble. I mean, what could you possibly do to make me lose xander? I swear, if you’ve done something to hurt him, I–

Kristen: Oh, relax, gwen. I’m not gonna hurt xander. Hired muscle’s hard to come by these days. As a matter of fact, I have some news that I think might make him ecstatically happy.

Gwen: What news could you have that could possibly make xander happy?

Kristen: The truth about sarah horton. On the outside, I looked fine.

Nicole: So let’s see here. You were fatally short, sort of, left for dead…

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Reincarnated, gone through an explosion, an invalid for a few years, and somehow, you still manage to remember my favorite ice cream.

Ej: It’s in the file of vital information that I keep in a safe place.

Nicole: But I told you that when we were married the first time.

Ej: Right.

Nicole: I know it’s hard to get used to not wearing your wedding ring.

Ej: I feel liberated. A reminder of what I rid myself of.

Nicole: Oh, nice try, ’cause I’ve had a front row seat of the never-ending love/hate tango of ej and sami.

Ej: That dance is over.

Nicole: Oh.

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Until she comes back to salem the next time.

Ej: It’s funny, isn’t it?

Nicole: What?

Ej: The two of us both moving on from disastrous marriages to the brady twins.

Nicole: Oh, yeah, right.

Ej: And wouldn’t it be something… if we both moved on from them together?

[Tense music]

Maggie: You’re really in love with gwen ri–how do you say her last name?

Xander: Rizczech, and yeah. I am.

Maggie: I wish I could be happy for you, but after what she did to a really good person, like abigail and poor laura–

Xander: I’m telling you. Your sister-in-law’s death, it was an accident.

Maggie: What gwen did to abigail and chad was no accident. The same as jennifer and jack.

Xander: There’s a lot you don’t know. It came out while you were away.

Maggie: I know jack is gwen’s biological father.

Xander: And she grew up believing that jack turned his back on her, so he could be with jennifer. Of course, it wasn’t true. He had no idea she existed until she showed up here, but I promise you gwen no longer has it in for jack and his family. She’s put all of that behind her.

Maggie: I’m not as convinced of that as you seem to be.

Gwen: Well, it seems that you might be a bit behind on the local gossip. You see, xander knows what happened to sarah horton. She jumped into bed with her ex the day that she was supposed to marry him. Apparently, it was so good that she jilted xander, and then she left town, broke his poor heart.

Kristen: So are you acquainted with my reputation of mistress of disguise?

Gwen: My goodness, who isn’t? Your macabre transformations are stuff of legend.

Kristen: They are indeed, which is why you’ll believe me when I tell you that it wasn’t sarah horton that broke poor xander’s heart on that ill-fated wedding day.

Marlena: John. John, she’s not real. Tell me you know that.

Evil kristen: Oh, god. Please, god, make her shut up.

Marlena: Don’t believe her! Don’t believe her. Oh, darling, you’ve gotta fight. You have to fight.

John: Don’t worry, doc. The love we have is stronger than anything the prince of darkness can ever dream up.

Evil kristen: Do the two of you realize how nauseating you sound?

John: Yeah, I imagine a love like ours is pretty revolting to you because it’s abiding, it’s unconditional, and it’s true.

Evil kristen: Well, you and i used to have a very deep and true love.

John: I’ve never loved anyone like I love doc, so tell you what, why don’t you bust me out of these things, and let me go to her?

Evil kristen: I can’t do that; we have way too much catching up to do, and frankly, this reunion would be a lot better, if it wasn’t for this three-is-a-crowd situation that’s happening here.

John: What does that mean?

Evil kristen: You’re gonna have to say goodbye to your beloved doc for now. I’m waiting.

[Tense music]

Why give your family just any eggs

Rafe: I hope you can forgive me.

Ava: For what?

Nicole: If you tell ava the truth, it will break her heart, and I can’t let you do that.

Rafe: I’m not gonna lie to her.

Nicole: I’m not asking you to.

Rafe: Okay, then what are you asking?

Nicole: I’m just asking you not to tell her or anyone else, and neither will I.

Rafe: Um, just being so hard on you just now, what happened with carmine, and thinking you were going back to the old ava vitali.

Ava: Come on, there is nothing to forgive you for. You know, my past makes it pretty hard for people to to believe me, and I did go after gabi.

Rafe: You did, and her company, which she built from nothing, and it means everything to her.

Ava: And you mean everything to me, but I promise you I won’t give her any more trouble.

Rafe: Okay, all right. Listen, I understand though. She is a lot, you know. Just the next time she drives you nuts, you come to me.

Ava: Okay.

Rafe: Okay?

Ava: Yes, I’m sorry I didn’t do that before.

Rafe: Well, I have no business lecturing anybody.

Ava: I really have no idea why you were being so hard on yourself. Now, how about this? How about we just… we wipe the slate clean, and we just start fresh?

Rafe: That sounds good.

Ava: Yeah?

Rafe: Yeah.

Ava: You want to know what else I’d like to do?

Rafe: What?

Ava: This.

[Soft music]

Ej: Why don’t we take this to the bedroom?

Nicole: Because holly and allie’s baby are down the hall.

Ej: You don’t know how quiet I can be.

Nicole: Since when?

Ej: Oh, you recall the intimate details. I’m flattered.

Nicole: I–

Ej: Hello. What just happened?

Nicole: I can’t do this.

Ej: Well, why not? We’re both single, consenting adults. Why shouldn’t we enjoy each other?

Nicole: Because I’ll feel like more of a slut than i already do, okay?

Gwen: So let me get this straight. You put on a sarah horton mask, and then you jumped into bed with her ex, and you just hoped that xander would find the two of you in bed together?

Kristen: And he did.

Gwen: Okay, and then you, still with this sarah mask on, broke it off with xander, and then you what? You left town with this rex person?

Kristen: No, I did not leave town; it was sarah, courtesy of a one-way ticket provided by me to a secluded island that was owned by my family.

Gwen: So who’s rex with?

Kristen: Nobody, silly. To him, it was just a fling with his ex. See, I arranged for him to get an offer from doctors without borders in a remote location where there’s almost no access to cell phones or emails. It was a prestigious appointment that even rex couldn’t turn down.

Gwen: So he went alone?

Kristen: Hmm. Keep up, will you? Yeah, and to make things easier for maggie, I text her periodically, from sarah, to make sure that she doesn’t worry about her precious daughter.

Gwen: So–hmm. So this sarah never actually threw xander over for rex?

Kristen: By jove, she’s got it. Yes, and if you don’t get me out of here, I’m just gonna tell xander where to find the real love of his life.

Evil kristen: Oh, there. That ought to hold you.

Marlena: What do you plan to do with john?

Evil kristen: Don’t you worry about him. I’ve got big plans for john black.

Marlena: You’re not even real. You’re not even kristen.

Evil kristen: What’s your point? Okay, so once john betrays his wedding vows to you, in the worst possible way, then, you see, your great love will no longer be strong enough to help you resist me.

Marlena: You’ve underestimated john. You always do.

Evil kristen: No, no, no, marlena. After all, kristen was able to get father eric to betray his vows, and his vows were to the almighty. John’s vows are just to you, so yeah, he’s gonna submit to his desires, and he’s gonna love every single second of it. It’s just too bad you’re not invited. It’s gonna be a fantastic show.

[Tense music]

We do it every night.

Xander: Maggie, I’d just really like you to get to know gwen; you’ll see for yourself she’s not what she was.

Maggie: You’re asking a lot.

Xander: Come on, you were the first person in my life who believed that I could change, and because of you, I did.

Maggie: I wasn’t the first person to believe in you. It was sarah. You know, I’m never gonna get over her running off with rex. She was over rex. She was in love with you.

Xander: No, I think i understand it. She never really forgave me for what happened with her baby. Had to be that, and when she left town I was in such a bad place, maggie. And then I met gwen, and she was in a bad place, too, but the two of us together, we helped each other, made each other happy again. And now I can see that sarah and I are both–well, we’re both where we’re meant to be.

Gwen: You’re a bloody liar. I don’t believe a word of what you’re saying to me. You’re just playing a little game with me, aren’t you?

Kristen: Maybe. Or maybe I’m telling the truth. And if xander finds out that sarah never stopped loving him, he’ll end it with you so fast it’ll make your head swim.

Evil kristen: Alone, at last.

John: What’d you do with doc?

Evil kristen: Oh, haven’t we spoken enough about that headshrinker? Well, you used to love it when I ran my finger through your hair.

John: She’s not kristen. She’s not kristen. The real kristen is obsessed with brady. She’s the mother of his daughter.

Evil kristen: But I’m your kristen. I’m the kristen that you ached for when I was married to tony. I’m the kristen that you battled stefano for. I’m the one that helped save belle and stupid, insipid sami. Sold that poor baby into the black market. I mean who does that? Do you remember all those things? Hm?

Ej: Is it me? Does being with me me make you a slut? Or is it residual guilt about eric?

Nicole: We’re not having sex because I don’t want to.

Ej: And it couldn’t be because my divorce isn’t final. The nicole I know would relish the chance to stick it to samantha. And when was the last time you had sex anyway? That pathetic, drunken fling with xander cook? That was months ago–

Nicole: For your information, I had sex on halloween, okay?

Ej: I have competition. Really? I shouldn’t be indignant. We’re not exclusive, so if you’re worried about my male ego, you–

Nicole: No.

Ej: Shouldn’t–

Nicole: I’m not–I could care less about your ego, all right? I’m just upset at myself for making love to a man who was with someone else. Someone I know, okay?

Ej: Why be so hard on yourself? These things happen.

Nicole: Oh, really?

Ej: Hm.

Nicole: I don’t remember you being so “live and let live” when you found out sami cheated on you with lucas.

Ej: Touché.

Nicole: Sorry. That wasn’t fair.

Ej: But I would like to point out that samantha and i were married. Xander and his partner are not.

Nicole: What does xander have to do with this?

Ej: It wasn’t him on halloween?

Nicole: No, no. I was with a good man, a man with principles, a man who thinks about other people and not just himself, okay? He is nothing like xander or you, for that matter. He hates your guts, by the way.

Ej: Oh, my god, oh. You slept with rafe.

Ava: Too much too soon. I came on too strong.

Rafe: No, no, no.

Ava: Yep, I did.

Rafe: No.

Ava: I did, yep. There has been a lot that’s gone on in the last two days, and maybe starting over means taking things slow.

Rafe: Yeah, maybe.

Ava: Okay.

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: All right. Then you know what I’ll do? I’ll sleep in my room tonight, okay? You know, I’m sure you’re exhausted, and we could both use a really good night’s sleep. And we’ll catch our breaths and figure out where we want to go from here.

Rafe: Yeah, you know, that sounds like a plan.

Ava: Okay. I’ll see you in the morning, okay?

Rafe: Okay. Night.

[Soft music]

Maggie: You know, I guess i should be a little more considerate about gwen. I mean, people, they do change.

Xander: And gwen has paid a really heavy price for what she did–I mean, jack’s all but turned his back on her.

Maggie: And don’t you think she deserved that after all the misery she caused abigail?

Xander: Well, that’s what gwen says, but I just… want to think there’s some hope. And you know, a good word from you about her, that would go such a long way with jack and the hortons.

Maggie: Oh, xander. I have loved abigail since the day she was born, and me talking up gwen to her family would feel like a betrayal to her. I mean, think about what sarah did to you. You know now how much a betrayal like that can hurt.

Marlena: John. John will never betray me, not as long as he knows that I’m still me, and I still love him. Oh. Fight. John, you’ve gotta fight. Please. Our love is so much stronger than anything that monster can throw at us.

Evil kristen: Do you remember when I first came to salem? You saved me.

John: Are you sure you’re okay?

Kristen: Yeah, I’m okay. This little mugging just capped off the perfect night.

John: No, I think this little mugging just about cost you your life, young lady.

Kristen: Well, I was a little scared, just for a minute there. Just that part where you jumped in, and that one kid pulled that switchblade.

John: Yeah, well, that’s over with now.

Evil kristen: You were my hero then. You could be my hero again. To be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer

Kristen: Oh, gwen, be smart. All you have to do is spring me out of this place, and you can have your happily ever after with xander.

Gwen: All I have to do? My god, do you know how many cops are out there because you’re in residence now? They’re on every bloody corner.

Kristen: Well, then you’ll have to be extra careful, won’t you, hm? Like you were when you slipped abigail those drugs that made her see pink elephants. I wouldn’t wait too long. It’s gonna be easier to get me out of this place than to get me out of statesville.

Maggie: You really think gwen is worth all this trouble?

Xander: Oh, I truly do.

Maggie: And you’re sure that she’s never gonna do anything else to hurt my family?

Xander: Absolutely.

Maggie: Okay, then. I’ll talk to jack. I’m not making any promises.

Xander: Come here.

Maggie: What?

Xander: Just do it.

Maggie: Whoa! You put me down. You’re incorrigible. You really are.

Xander: Maggie kiriakis, I love you.

Maggie: Oh! Oh, my.

Nicole: Okay, time to go.

Ej: I’m sorry, okay? I just don’t understand. I thought you resolved to stay away from him.

Nicole: I had, but I was at the office working that night, and it’s really creepy being in the basic black building by myself, and on halloween, and I–oh, god. I thought I saw deimos kiriakis.

Ej: What?

Nicole: I mean it. I thought I saw him.

Ej: He’s dead.

Nicole: And so are you, yet here you are with ice cream. Look, I called rafe, and he came over, and he calmed me down. And he was really sweet, and we had sex on the conference table.

Ej: Oh, my god, I own that–

Nicole: Okay, stop, don’t start, stop it.

Ej: I can’t believe this.

Nicole: Well, for your information, nothing has changed between rafe and me, okay? It was one time, and it’s never gonna happen again.

Evil kristen: Don’t you remember what it was like for us at the very beginning? Oh, we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other. Even your friend alice horton could see that we were falling in love with each other.

John: You saved me, too.

Evil kristen: Yes! Yes, you do remember. I saved you from the fire at the community center.

John: And afterwards, i tried to donate money to you, so you could rebuild the place.

Evil kristen: Yes. I didn’t want to accept it, but you wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Can’t you see we were meant to be together?

John: I know what you’re trying to do, and it’s not gonna work here. The only woman that I want to be with is marlena. That’s never gonna change. Never, never gonna change. Never gonna change.

Evil kristen: Okay, but you know what? You did remember what we had. I can see it on your face, but I can be patient if I have to be. After all, I’ve been around for an eternity. And I do mean that literally. It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Ej: It’s all over with rafe? You’re sure?

Nicole: I’m sure. He’s with ava, and she is my friend. And she can’t know what happened, so you need to keep your trap shut.

Ej: I don’t even want to think about the ghastly details of your one-nighter with rafe, let alone talk about it.

Nicole: Thank you.

Ej: But I do have one condition.

Nicole: What?

Ej: The next time you’re terrorized by the undead on a pagan holiday, promise to call me first.

[Soft music]

Xander: I have good news. Did you hear what I said, love?

Gwen: What’s your good news, darling?

Xander: Well, I just came from talking to the one person in this bloody town who can fix things between you and jack.

Gwen: Really, and who’s that?

Xander: Maggie horton kiriakis.

Gwen: Oh, dear, I wish you hadn’t have done that.

Xander: It’s a good thing. Maggie has some real sway in the horton family. If there’s anyone who can convince jack to make peace with you, it’s her.

Gwen: I don’t understand. Why would sarah horton’s mother want to lift a finger for me?

Xander: Because she has a soft spot for anyone who’s trying to change their ways, and I told her I believe in you. But soon, maggie, and jack, and all the rest of them, they’re all gonna see in you what I see.

Kristen: And if xander finds out that sarah that sarah never stopped loving him, he’ll end it with you so fast it’ll make your head spin.

[Soft music]

Susan: What just happened to me?

Demon marlena: You had the privilege of being my temporary host.

Susan: Oh, oh, my god! You mean that satan was inside my body? Oh, beelzebub, I rebuke you, in the name of all that is holy and righteous!

Demon marlena: Shut up, you nitwit, before I decide that you are too much trouble to live.

Susan: Please, god, please. Please forgive me, I mean, I really did try to stop her. I did. I just–she’s just too strong.

Demon marlena: I just had a good idea. Why don’t I pay a visit to elvis junior?

Susan: No, no!

Demon marlena: Then stop the praying! Why don’t you two just relax? I’ve got a few things I’ve gotta do. Yeah, I’ve got to corrupt some more souls, destroy a few more lives, but I’ll be back so soon. And then, john and kristen can pick up where they left off.

[Ominous music]

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Steffy: Okay, keep me posted as soon as you know. Thanks. So our shipment that’s been circling the harbor, it’s finally making its way to the port.

Thomas: And we’ve got steffy to the rescue.

Steffy: Oh, I don’t know about that. I may have to go down there and steer the ship in myself.

Thomas: Well, now that that’s handled, why don’t you go and, um…surprise your husband. Get him out of that lonely meal by himself.

Finn: Did tngs end badly between you and my birth father? Because it seems you don’t like talking about him.

Sheila: Yeah, well, there’s really no point.

Finn: Look, I shouldn’t even be sitting here right now. If steffy realized that I was– but I need to know who my biological father is.

[Door opens]

Eric: Brooke. Hey. Wow, look at you. You look beautiful. No surprise there.

Brooke: Flatterer. But I’ll take it.

Eric: Yeah?

Brooke: [Giggles]

Eric: Good.

Brooke: Full disclosure– I know that quinn’s not here. I made sure of it before I came over.

Eric: I see. So you’ve come to yell at me, have you?

Brooke: I reserve the right. Did you condone quinn banishing donna?

Eric: I did not condone it, no, of course not.

Brooke: Okay. So I’m right. It was all quinn.

Carter: Ahem.

Quinn: Oh. [Chuckles]

Carter: I didn’t realize you were in here. I can–

Quinn: No, no, no, no, no! Don’t–don’t rush off on my account. It’s good to see you.

Carter: You seemed far away. Uh, I hope everything’s good with you and eric.

Brooke: My sister is paying an unfair price. There was no ulterior motive. There was no planned seduction.

Eric: No, there wasn’T. Absolutely not.

Brooke: And you had a reaction to donna that was unexpected. A reaction that you can’t have with your wife. Unless I’ve missed something.

Eric: No, no, nothing’s changed. Everything’s the same.

Brooke: Okay. So reality must be setting in. Quinn must finally realize that you are not the problem, she is.

Quinn: I would rather hear how you’re doing. You keeping busy?

Carter: Well, um… you know what they say about an idle mind.

Quinn: [Chuckles] I miss how easy our relationship was. We were such good friends. Carter, I… I hate that I broke your heart.

Steffy: As much as I would love to surprise my husband, I need to go home and relieve amelia.

Thomas: Right. Those pesky kids.

Steffy: I know. Good thing they’re very cute.

Thomas: You seem happy.

Steffy: I am. I feel very fulfilled.

Thomas: And no more sheila sightings?

Steffy: For that, I am extremely grateful.

Finn: I can see I’m making you feel uncomfortable. I’m sorry about that. But you happen to be the only person in the world who has the information I need.

Sheila: I–I don’T.

Finn: You don’t–you don’t– you don’t what?

Sheila: I can’t tell you who your biological father is. I, uh…I’m embarrassed… to even say this. You already think so little of me. I was young.

Finn: What are you trying to say?

Sheila: I don’t know who your father is.

Finn: Okay. Could you… narrow it down?

Sheila: You have jack, and he loves you, finn. And I love you so much, sweetheart, please don’t ever doubt that.

Finn: I gotta go.

Sheila: Please, no. Can you just stay a little longer?

Finn: I can’T. You know that.

Jack: Tell me every word.


Brooke: Eric… you are a wonderful man. You’re kind and you’re loving. You’re compassionate. You’re loyal to a fault. And I think that’s where the problem lies. You can be loyal with somebody because of history or whatever, but it doesn’t mean you have to love them. You and donna were a great couple. You really were. I remember, even if you don’T.

Eric: Of course I remember. How could I forget?

Brooke: [Laughs]

Eric: Some of the happiest times of my life.

Brooke: Yeah. It was wonderful. I mean… donna’s so sweet and so– so loving and so funny. Right? You deserve somebody like that. And you do love donna. Your body was sending you a message. It’s really quite clear, eric. You didn’t have that reaction for your wife, like you did for donna because… you don’t love your wife.

Carter: I don’t think it’s productive for us to, uh… to go back there. We happened, it’s over. Let’s just… leave it at that.

Quinn: Hmm.

Carter: You didn’t answer my question before. How’s–how’s everything with eric?

Quinn: Um… it’S…I don’t know, we’re getting along fine. It’s not horrible, you know. Um… we’re still… working things out, just… not really in the bedroom. I mean, that’s still A… still an issue for us.

Carter: I can only imagine how difficult that is for you, especially after what happened with donna.

Quinn: You heard about that?

Carter: Yeah, I may have heard…something.

Quinn: Oh…

[Groans] Yeah, of course, let me guess. One of the logan women.

[Sighs] But, yeah. Difficult. [Chuckles] Carter, yeah. You’re right, it still– it hurts, a lot.

[Door closes]

Steffy: You’re home!

Finn: Should I not be?

Steffy: No, no, of course not, I just expected you later, considering your appetite.

Finn: Yeah, uh, kinda lost that appetite.

Steffy: What do you mean?

Finn: There’s something you should know.

Jack: That was too close.

Sheila: Relax.

Jack: Relax? What if finn had seen us before we saw him?

Sheila: You know what? He didn’t, and everything is okay. Do I need to remind you that you’re the one that wanted to meet me here?

Jack: Yeah, won’t make that mistake again. I’m surprised he didn’t send you away.

Sheila: Yeah. Well, my son, he may not want to own it, but he loves his mother.

Jack: Yeah, couldn’t hear the conversation. Looked intense.

Sheila: Finn was very passionate.

Jack: About what?

Sheila: Finn wants to know who his biological father is.

Jack: Are you serious?

Sheila: Oh… oh, very serious.

Jack: You didn’t tell him, did you? Damn it, sheila, tell me.

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Carter: I was really hoping you and eric would be in sync, you know, you’d be… living your best life.

Quinn: I still haven’t given up on my husband. I just wish… those logan sisters would just give us a little bit of a break.

[Sighs] But honestly, I–I– I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching lately. I really had to take a look at who I am and how I… how I navigate through the world, you know? I think I’ve come to the realization that the issues that I have in my marriage… maybe they don’t lie with eric. Maybe they lie with me.

Finn: I never want secrets between us.

Steffy: It sounds like you’re about to tell me something bad.

Finn: It’s not– it’s not bad.

Steffy: But it’s something.

Finn: Yes. And it’s important for me to be honest with you, especially when it comes to sheila.

Steffy: What happened?

Finn: I saw her, at il giardino.

Steffy: Sheila was there? She’s stalking you now?

Jack: I’m waiting, sheila.

Sheila: Yeah, well, you know what? I don’t like your bullying tone.

Jack: Don’t play games with me. If you told finn I’m his biological father, I need to be prepared for that.

Sheila: What if I did? What would you do?

Jack: Oh, I don’t know. Damage control… with my son. Our son, and li. Or maybe I’d just lose them both. Come on, sheila. Either you told him or you didn’T. Yay or nay?

Sheila: Yeah, well, don’t worry. Because I didn’t tell my son the truth. No, you know what I did? I looked into his beautiful eyes… and I lied to him.

Jack: What’d you say?

Sheila: That I didn’t know who his father is.

Jack: You covered for me. Thank you, sheila. Thank you. No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Brooke: Eric, you’ve given quinn so much, so much love and so much loyalty. You’ve given her the forrester name, given her a place in society that she never would’ve attained on her own. And what does she give you back? Nothing. Betrayal.

[Sighs] There’s a woman out there for you. She’s not too far away.

Eric: Oh, oh, donna?

Brooke: Yes, donna. She loves you with all of her heart, and she would make your life so interesting and so exciting. She would never hurt you, or betray you, much less look at another man. It’s really time. Time to take back your happiness. Come on! Show quinn the door, for good, this time.

Quinn: You may have noticed this, but I have this amazing ability for self-sabotage. I–I–I mean it. I attract the most incredible goodness in my life, and then… and then I ruin it by being selfish and reckless and impulsive. You’d think I’d learn.

Carter: You talking about eric?

Quinn: I’m talking about eric. Talking about you. Two of the best men I’ve ever known, and… you both loved me.

Carter: Eric forgave you, quinn.

Quinn: Well, when eric first told me about his ed, I was pretty sure that

[Chuckles]…That problem was his. And then, believe it or not, it was donna who made me realize that… maybe the problem lies with me.

Carter: I’m sorry.

Quinn: Who wants to make love to somebody that you just don’t trust? And I lost eric’s trust all on my own. You know? That’s all on me. And you know I hate to agree with brooke on basically anything and everything in this world, but… I don’t know, I think maybe she… she was right when she said that I was reckless with eric’s love. I regret that so much. But I’m gonna make it right.

Steffy: I can’t believe that woman. Sheila actually followed you to il giardino?

Finn: She insisted it was a coincidence.

Steffy: Oh, I don’t believe that for a second.

Finn: I know, but I think it’s true. She was already there when I walked in.

Steffy: So, what? She asked to join you and you told her to stay away?

Finn: I made it clear that I can’t spend time with her. I’m well aware of your feelings, steffy, okay? I get them, and I respect them.

Steffy: I get and respect the position that you’re in. Sheila’s your birth mother, and I know you’re conflicted about that.

Finn: There’s no question where my loyalties lie, okay? Honey, it’s right here with you and the kids.

Steffy: So how did things end? Did you turn her away?

Finn: Well, something else happened in between. I had to ask her a question that only she would know.

Steffy: What?

Finn: Who my birth father is.

Jack: I mean it. Thank you for not outing me as finn’s birth father.

Sheila: So, you see? I’m not as bad as steffy and the forresters make me out to be. You knew that at one time. We were extremely close all those years ago, jack. You know, I can still remember the night that finn was conceived. Can you–can you even believe that he turned in to the amazing man he is today? That’s all credit to you and li. I’m thankful. I am very thankful to you both for giving him such a solid foundation. I… couldn’t raise finn… on my own. I’m really glad that he got to– to be with his father.

Jack: Raising finn with li was my honor and privilege.

Sheila: Oh… well done.

Jack: Thank you. You’re committed to your family, and I-I respect you for that. Protective of them, and how determined you were to keep finn’s paternity from him all these years, but you know what? He’s asking questions. And that’s not gonna stop. You have to know that. He’s as determined as you are. He wants to know who is birth father is.

Jack: What are you getting at?

Sheila: Maybe it’s time you told finn the truth.

Steffy: Did sheila open up to you? Did she tell you who your birth father is?

Finn: She said she didn’t know.

Sheila: Maybe the day has come, jack. I mean, it could be it’s time that you finally tell finn you’re his biological father. Look! Oh my god…

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Days Update Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Kate goes to the Brady Pub and tells Roman that it’s amazing that a couple days ago, they didn’t know if Abe would live or die, and now they are going to his wedding. Roman responds that it’s also amazing that Kate gets more beautiful every day. Roman jokes that Kate could never take a compliment so she says that she will. Kate compliments Roman’s smile and says it makes her heart melt.

Steve goes to the hospital and greets Kayla. Kayla guesses he didn’t get her text. Kayla informs Steve that she was called in for emergency surgery so she can’t go to the wedding. Steve asks if she can come later. Kayla doubts it but says she’ll try. Kayla asks him to apologize to Abe and Paulina for her which he agrees to do. Steve adds that he’s also going to have a talk with Marlena at the wedding.

Chanel is shocked after Devil Marlena reveals to her that Lani is not her cousin, but her sister, as Paulina and Lani are mother and daughter.

Lani tells Paulina that she’s confused since she said asking her to be matron of honor was a spontaneous decision she made after finding out Abe was going to be okay, but reminds her that she said she came to talk to her about it the day before Abe was shot when she said she had something to talk to her about. Paulina then admits she lied.

Abe asks Theo what he means since he’s wearing a new suit. Theo tells Abe that his clothes are fine but the problem is his ugly ass hospital cane. Abe asks what he’s supposed to do since he’s still unsteady and doesn’t want to wipe out at his own wedding. Theo says it’s a good thing that he’s got him covered and says he’ll be right back.

Lani questions Paulina saying she lied and says she doesn’t understand after she promised to never lie to her again after Price Town. Paulina claims she didn’t lie to her, but to Chanel.

Chanel asks Marlena how this is even possible. Marlena knows it’s a lot to process. Chanel asks if Paulina had an affair with Abe when he was dating her aunt. Marlena clarifies that Paulina didn’t meet Abe until she came to Salem, so Lani’s father is a guy named Ray. Chanel goes over Abe not being Lani’s father but Paulina being Lani’s mom. Marlena states that is why Paulina chose Lani to be her matron of honor. Chanel complains that it all makes sense now and declares that her mother has been lying to her for her entire life.

Kate tells Roman that she will see him at the church. Roman offers to give her a ride. Kate says she has her own car but Roman says they’re going to the same place so he suggests they go together. Kate appreciates the offer but doesn’t want him to get the wrong idea that it’s a date.

Eli and Paulina’s mom Olivia arrive at the church. Eli talks about Tamara not being able to make it because she’s on tour. Olivia informs him that the tour is not why Tamara isn’t coming so Eli asks what the reason is.

Paulina tells Lani that Chanel put her on the spot when she asked why she chose Lani over her, so she just blurted the first thing that came to her head. Lani questions Paulina calling it a spur of the moment decision when she was planning to ask her all along. Paulina argues that she couldn’t tell Chanel that as it would hurt her feelings. Lani argues that Chanel is tough. Paulina says Chanel just acts tough but she’s very fragile. Paulina adds that Chanel still has a very important role in the wedding since she’s walking her down the aisle. Lani asks Paulina why she would ask her to stand up for her and not her own daughter.

Chanel tells Marlena that this explains so much about how Paulina sees Lani compared to her. Marlena asks how that is. Chanel says Lani’s together while she’s a mess and Lani’s a role model while she’s a cautionary tale. Marlena asks if it’s always been like that. Chanel says not at all as Paulina gave her the best of everything until they got to Salem and now she’s a freeloading gold digger who needed to grow up and get a job. Marlena asks if she thinks Lani had something to do with that. Chanel says of course. Marlena says it’s unfair for Paulina to spoil her for her entire life and then suddenly turns around to belittle her. Chanel complains that Paulina cut her off while giving Lani a big check for the twins’ tuition. Chanel wondered why Paulina was so generous to babies she barely knows but now it all makes sense since they are her grandchildren. Chanel brings up Paulina saying she wished she worked less to spend more time with her little girl and now she knows who she meant. Chanel says she hadn’t seen Paulina in forever until she bumped in to her in Salem, but she dropped everything to come to this lame ass town to be with the daughter who mattered. Chanel complains that Lani is the perfect daughter and they can’t all be like her. Marlena encourages that Chanel has done very well with her bakery which must make Paulina proud. Chanel cries that she thought it would, but no matter what she does, it will never be good enough because Paulina has always loved Lani more than she loved her and always will.

Kayla questions Steve about Marlena still not getting back to her. Steve confirms he called again this morning but it went straight to voicemail. Kayla wonders why Marlena would deliberately avoid him. Steve has no idea. Kayla asks if he’s tried Brady. Steve confirms he called Brady, talked to Belle, and called Paul in San Francisco but nobody knows anything. Steve insists that something is off about all of this so he needs answers and Marlena won’t be able to avoid him at the wedding. Kayla points out that Marlena will be busy officiating. Steve says he’ll figure something out. Kayla questions if Steve is going to interrupt the wedding to demand to know where John is. Steve responds that he will do what he has to do.

Roman tells Kate that it would just be riding with a friend and not a date, so Kate accepts as long as there is no confusion. Roman reminds her that he’s made it clear that he would be very interested in a relationship with her but she said she needs space because of what happened with Jake, so he respects that. Roman brings up how they leaned on each other when Abe got shot and it seemed like they really connected. Roman says he felt really close to her when they found out Abe would be okay. Kate admits she felt close to him too but that she’s not going to jump in bed with him. Roman asks who said anything about bed. Roman then tells her to forget he ever brought it up. Roman adds that a lot has happened in the years since they were together but the one thing that never changed is that she’s the most captivating and beautiful woman he’s ever known. Roman declares that Kate is obviously never going to give him the chance so he doesn’t know why he keeps asking. Kate then stops him and says “Chowder”.

Eli tells Olivia that he thought Tamara had to be in Vegas because of her contract. Olivia says no, so Eli questions why she wouldn’t come to her sister’s wedding. Olivia thinks back to warning Paulina about Lani and Abe not finding out the truth. Eli asks if Olivia is going to tell him or not. Olivia then claims that Tamara is not coming because of Abe.

Theo presents Abe with a fancy new cane to use. Abe is impressed and says Paulina will be surprised. Theo explains that he got Paulina’s approval first as he thought it could be his wedding gift to them. Abe says Theo didn’t have to get him anything because having him home is gift enough. Theo responds that he wouldn’t miss his big day for anything in the world. Theo and Abe then exit together for the chapel.

Paulina tells Lani that she chose her to be her matron of honor because she wants her to know how special she is to her. Lani assures that she knows that because she tells her all the time. Paulina felt she had to show her because words aren’t enough. Lani calls it unnecessary but Paulina insists that it is because she’s let Lani down so many times. Lani reminds Paulina that she had forgiven her. Paulina is blessed that she gave her another chance and allowed her to stay in her life. Lani tells Paulina that she loves her. Paulina says she loves her too and wants her to know how grateful and proud she is of her which is why she chose her to be her matron of honor as they hug.

Chanel apologizes to Marlena for losing it like this. Devil Marlena understands that she’s been so hurt by her mother. Chanel questions how Paulina could have kept something like this from her for so long and if she loves Lani and Abe, how could she lie to them about something so huge. Chanel asks how Paulina can marry Abe, knowing what she knows. Marlena says she did everything she could to persuade Paulina to tell Abe before the wedding and thought she had convinced her, but she decided that she couldn’t do it because she didn’t want to hurt Abe or Lani after Abe was shot. Chanel questions never telling Abe the truth. Devil Marlena confirms that Paulina is not going to so Chanel declares that she’s going to have to do it herself.

Eli asks Olivia what she means. Olivia claims that Tamara is having trouble accepting the fact that her ex-boyfriend is marrying her sister. Eli thought Tamara and Abe had talked and that Tamara gave them her blessing. Abe and Theo then arrive to the chapel. Abe tells Olivia that they are thrilled she could make it. Abe introduces her to Theo. Eli compliments Abe’s new cane. Abe calls it a gift from Theo and they joke about Paulina being tired of the old one. Abe wants to make this the perfect day for his bride.

Kayla asks Steve if he would really interrupt the wedding. Steve admits he wouldn’t do that to Abe, but he will corner Marlena to make sure she answers his questions, starting with where John went after leaving the church. Kayla asks if he really thinks Marlena is hiding something. Steve doesn’t want to think that but notes even John told him that Marlena hasn’t been herself. Kayla agrees that it’s completely out of character for Marlena to show suck lack of compassion towards Julie and to ban everyone from seeing Doug. Steve has a theory about what might be going on with Marlena and admits it’s a little out there. Kayla says to tell her. Steve suggests maybe Marlena has been taken over by somebody else. Kayla asks what he means.

Devil Marlena stops Chanel and says she can’t say anything because Paulina told her the story in therapy so it’s completely confidential and she’s legally bound. Chanel doesn’t get why Marlena told her then. Marlena claims she could just see how much she was suffering and she wanted to help, but she can’t say anything about it. Chanel asks what if she doesn’t reveal her source or tell anyone who told her. Marlena assures that Paulina would know and feel betrayed and then she could lose her license. Marlena admires Chanel’s desire to tell the truth and knows it must be hard to stay silent but that’s the way it has to be. Marlena says she has to get going to the church. Chanel questions how she can marry Paulina and Abe, knowing what she knows, since Abe is her friend. Marlena says Abe being her friend is why it’s so difficult to stay silent but that’s how it has to be. Marlena offers Chanel a ride to the church and says they can talk more on the way. Chanel responds that she’s not going because Paulina’s first lie was bad enough but after this, she can forget it. Marlena insists that she has to go to her mother’s wedding. Chanel asks how she is supposed to walk her down the aisle and watch her take a vow to love, honor, and cherish Abe while knowing that she’s been lying to him about something life changing. Marlena says sometimes they just have to dig deep and figure out the right thing to do. Marlena then declares that in this case, that’s up to Chanel.

Kate tells Roman that saying chowder is giving him the word. Kate explains that she is saying yes to pursuing a relationship and to him romancing the hell out of her. Roman says he sees. Kate questions if that’s it after everything he said and if he’s going to leave her hanging like this. Roman jokes that she took forever so he would think she could wait a few seconds as he then kisses Kate. Kate is glad he finally understood what she was saying. Roman jokes that he was just having way too much fun messing with her and apologizes. Kate is glad they have everything clear now. Roman and Kate decide it’s official that they are going on a date to the wedding together as they exit the Pub.

Kayla questions who Steve is talking about when he says Marlena was taken over by somebody else. Steve brings up Hattie Adams and notes that it wouldn’t be the first time. Steve adds that no one has heard from Hattie in months. Kayla reminds him that Hattie was on good terms with Marlena when she left and she practically saved the day when Steve was Stefano, so she doesn’t think Hattie is the one causing trouble. Steve wonders what the hell is wrong with Marlena if it’s not that.

Devil Marlena arrives at the church and remarks that she loathes this place.

Abe can’t wait to see Paulina walk down the aisle. Eli says he has to go give Paulina something so he’ll be right back. Eli exits as Devil Marlena enters. Marlena praises Abe and Theo. Olivia tells Marlena that it’s been a long time but it’s nice to see her again. Marlena asks Abe how he is. Abe says he’s walking on air and shows off his new cane. Theo goes to make sure everything is set up. Abe assumes that Paulina told Olivia that Marlena is officiating today. Marlena calls it her great pleasure. Olivia jokes that she doesn’t look like any preacher she’s ever seen.

Paulina wipes her tears and says she’ll have to fix her mascara. Lani says there is first something that she has to talk to her about but there’s a knock at the door. Paulina assumes it’s Chanel but it’s Eli. Paulina jokes that this is girls only. Eli apologizes for interrupting but says Julie wanted him to give her something. Lani questions Julie not coming. Paulina explains that Julie called this morning to say she was too upset about Doug. Eli assures that she’s thinking of them both but wanted Paulina to have the key bracelet as something borrowed. Paulina confirms it will be returned when she becomes a married lady. Lani presents Paulina with blue earrings as something blue and something new, saying that each earring is from one of her twins. Paulina thanks her and calls them gorgeous. Lani says now she just needs something old, so she brought a couple of options. Paulina tells her that she has that one covered. Paulina pulls out a locket that she has had for many years and calls it a family treasure. Lani calls it beautiful. Paulina didn’t think it would be possible to be this excited. Paulina exclaims that Abe is going to make a full recovery, she’s about to get married, and she has Lani has her matron of honor so everything is perfect. Paulina hugs Lani as Chanel arrives and declares that she couldn’t agree more that today is going to be one of the happiest Days of their Lives. Eli says he’s going to check on the kids since they have a new babysitter so he wants to call and make sure everything is going smoothly. Paulina sends her love while Chanel looks uncomfortable as Eli then exits. Paulina asks Lani about saying she needed to talk to her about something. Lani decides that can wait as they need to get her ready. Paulina tells Chanel it’s about time she showed up as she was starting to wonder. Chanel tells her that she’s here so she can stop wondering. Paulina points out that Chanel is late and she doesn’t want to keep everyone waiting. Chanel complains that she was late because she had to drive her 3 tiered wedding cake to the reception. Chanel says it looks like Paulina is all set so she doesn’t need her for anything else. Paulina insists that she needs her as she’s the one and only person to walk her down the aisle, her only baby girl. Lani asks if they are all good then. Paulina says they are so Lani says it’s time to get her in the dress.

Abe talks about Marlena performing a number of weddings in Salem and she is a superb officiant. Olivia argues that in her day, people got married by a male preacher. Marlena says it’s a different time and people are more enlightened now. Roman and Kate arrive. Roman hugs Abe and tells him how great he looks. Kate is glad Abe is okay and agrees that he looks fantastic. Abe introduces Olivia to Roman and Kate. Roman says Abe is marrying a terrific woman and jokes that they might not have ended up together without a push from him. Kate knows she and Paulina had differences but notes that Abe is radiating joy, so anyone who makes him that happy is good with her. Marlena then remarks that Kate looks delightful, so she thanks her. Roman mentions getting a text from Kayla that she has to be in surgery, so she won’t be able to make it, but Steve should be there any minute and he seems anxious to talk to Marlena. Devil Marlena then steps away and declares that it’s time for Steve to go on a wild goose chase.

Kayla tells Steve that she has to go, so they will talk later. They kiss goodbye as Steve says he’ll miss her at the wedding. Kayla mentions texting Roman that she wasn’t coming and that Steve was on his way. Steve says he’ll get going but then gets a call from an unknown number. Steve answers the call and asks who it is.

Paulina puts on her wedding dress. Lani tells her that she is stunning. Paulina asks what Chanel thinks. Chanel responds that it doesn’t matter what she thinks. Paulina asks if everything is okay. Chanel complains that she’s just tired because she was up all night, baking her wedding cake. Lani is sure it’s perfect. Chanel agrees with Lani that Paulina looks beautiful. Paulina jokes that Chanel wouldn’t lie to her. Chanel responds, emphasizing that she would never do that. Paulina then says it’s time to get the show on the road.

Kayla asks Steve about his call. Steve says it was someone who might have a tip on a possible location of John. Kayla asks if it will pan out. Steve says it might so he should get on it right away. Kayla questions missing the wedding. Steve insists that this is important. Steve decides he’ll get in touch with Abe to tell him that they will make it up to him soon. Steve kisses Kayla and says he’ll keep her posted as he exits the hospital.

Abe gets Steve’s text that he won’t be able to make it. Devil Marlena calls that a shame and goes to take her place at the altar while glaring at the bible. Devil Marlena remarks to herself that she’d like to burn that thing. Theo asks Abe if he’s ready. Abe says with him by his side, he is. Lani enters and walks down the aisle to join Abe as they hug. Paulina and Chanel walk in together. Paulina tells Chanel to smile as they walk down the aisle. Paulina hugs Chanel while Chanel exchanges looks with Marlena. Devil Marlena then begins the ceremony. Marlena asks if anyone objects. Devil Marlena’s yellow eyes shine as she glares at Chanel. After a brief pause, Paulina tells Marlena to continue but Chanel suddenly stands up and announces that she has something to say.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Mardevil told Chanel that Paulina was Lani’s mother. Chanel was livid at the idea of that news. She thought it explained why her mother treated her the way she did. Mardevil tried to understand, but she was stirring the pot of trouble. Lani wanted answers from Paulina about when she wanted her to be her matron of honor. Steve talked to Kayla about his concerns about John. He was convinced that Marlena knew something about it. Kayla didn’t want to believe that she had anything to do with his disappearance. He said she couldn’t avoid him at the wedding. Olivia told Eli that Tamara wasn’t on tour. He wanted to know why she wouldn’t want to go to her sister’s wedding. She said Tamara wasn’t going to the wedding because of Abe. Paulina said she chose Lani to be her matron of honor to show her how special she was to her. Paulina said she wanted to let her know how special she was to her. She wanted to make up for the times she let her down. Lani said she forgave her. Chanel couldn’t believe that her mother lied to Abe and Lani the way she did. She didn’t understand how she could marry Abe knowing what she kept from him. Mardevil said that she tried to convince Paulina to tell the truth, but she wouldn’t do it. Chanel said she would have to do it herself.

Olivia told Eli that Tamara wasn’t happy about Paulina marrying her ex-boyfriend. Eli thought they talked about it. Abe and Theo arrived for the wedding. Steve continued to talk to Kayla about Marlena’s behavior. He said that Marlena might have been taken over by someone else. Mardevil told Chanel that she couldn’t tell Paulina and Lani about what she said. Chanel thought she could tell without saying who told her the truth. Mardevil said Paulina would know and she would lose her license. Mardevil said she had to get to the church. Chanel wanted to know how she could marry Abe and Paulina after what she found out. She asked Mardevil if he was her friend. She said he was her dear friend. She offered to give Chanel a ride, but she didn’t want to go to the wedding. Steve thought Marlena could be Hattie. Kayla said they were on good terms when she left. Kayla didn’t think it was Hattie. He wanted to know what was wrong with Marlena. Mardevil arrived at the church. The wedding got started.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Eli went to get Julie to take her to the wedding. She was mad about Doug. She didn’t understand how Marlena had the right to keep her from her husband. Eli said he would take her to see Doug. He said they wouldn’t leave until they saw Doug. Julie gave Eli a bracelet for Paulina to borrow. She said it had a charm key on it because Doug thought the first lady of Salem should have the key to the city. When Eli left, Julie was upset about not being able to see Doug. She didn’t want to wait until tomorrow to see him. Belle and Shawn went to check on Marlena because Belle was worried about Marlena. Shawn found a wooden cross. They didn’t think it looked like something John and Marlena would own. Belle remembered Susan being there so it could be hers. Belle got a call about a case so they left. Belle went to the Horton House. She met Julie there. Julie said she wanted to hire her to sue Marlena. Marlena went to see Ben and Ciara. The devil wanted to update them on Susan’s warning about the baby. The devil gave Ciara a gift.

The devil told Ben and Ciara that watching Rosemary’s Baby affected Susan subconscious. The devil said Susan has gone back to Memphis. The devil said they didn’t have to worry. The devil told Ciara that she couldn’t wait to meet the baby. Ciara moved back away. She said it felt like the baby kicked even though it was too early. The devil left to go to Abe and Paulina’s wedding. Johnny wondered why Chanel wasn’t going to her mother’s wedding. She said her mother lied to her. She said her mother had no intention of asking her to be maid of honor. She said her mother loved Lani more than she loved her. She said she was a disappointment. He tried to make her feel better. She said her mother probably wished Lani was her daughter instead. Lani went to help Paulina get ready. Paulina said she was the luckiest woman to have Lani stand up for her.

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Days Update, Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Paulina makes breakfast for Abe at home and they talk about preparing for their wedding. Paulina mentions having surprises. Abe says he can’t wait to hear them. Abe is glad that she gave up on wanting to postpone the wedding. Paulina exclaims that she can’t wait to be Mrs. Abraham Carter.

Eli goes to see Julie at her home. Julie asks if he should be getting ready for the wedding of the century. Eli says he’s the king of low maintenance. Eli says he’d love to escort her to the wedding but Julie tells him that she’s not going. Eli asks if she’s sure he can’t change her mind since Lani is doing her matron of honor duties while he’s dying to be accompanied by Julie. Julie says she’s already given her regrets to Abe and Paulina as she would just be sad because she can’t think of anything but Doug. Julie is so worried about Doug and cannot understand how Marlena can stop her from seeing her own husband. Eli questions Kayla still not getting through to Marlena yet. Julie says that Kayla can’t reach her so she’s not going to sit here and take this anymore.

Belle wakes up in bed with Shawn. Belle tells him that she had another nightmare about Marlena. Shawn asks if she was possessed by the Devil again.

Devil Marlena gets a call from Steve. The Devil guesses Steve is looking for John. The Devil remarks that he could tell Steve that John is trapped in the crypt with Susan Banks just to see the look on his face, but it’s not a video call, so the Devil rejects the call instead.

Ben and Ciara sit at home, reading a book about preparing for the baby. Devil Marlena shows up at the door as Marlena. Marlena says she wanted to update them on a conversation she had with Susan. Ben asks if Susan said anything else about the evil presence she felt around their baby. Marlena responds that she did.

Abe tells Paulina that Kayla told him that she never had patient have as quick of a recovery as he did. Abe credits his motivation and says he’s feeling no pain. Abe adds that he didn’t take any pain pills today so he’s just on a natural high on life, love, and feeling fine. Paulina then starts sneezing, so Abe asks if she has a cold or if she has cold feet.

At the bakery, Johnny questions Chanel not going to her own mother’s wedding. Chanel says she’s sorry if he had his heart set on being her plus one. Johnny asks what’s wrong as he thought she was okay with Paulina marrying Abe. Chanel responds that she loves Abe as he’s a great guy and would be a great stepfather, so he’s not the problem. Johnny asks what or who the problem is then. Chanel responds that it’s the matron of honor, her dear cousin Lani.

Lani and Theo get prepared for the wedding. Lani is glad Theo is in Salem for awhile. Theo says it’s been great spending time with her. Lani is glad to have caught up with him too but notes that the babies made her pay for it at 3 AM. Theo comments on the baby thing being harder than it looks. Lani hopes the twins didn’t scare him away from being a father. Theo responds that he’s just thinking about Ciara and the children they might have had but now Ciara and Ben are happily married. Lani knows that must be hard for him. Theo says it’s not just that. Lani asks if something happened. Theo reveals that he saw Ciara and Ben in the town square and it was beyond awkward and then Ciara dropped a baby book, so like an idiot he questioned her having a baby. Theo informs Lani that Ciara is pregnant with Ben’s baby.

Ciara asks what Susan said this time. Ben wonders who Susan thinks is going to try to hurt their child. Marlena says if they are sure they want to know, Susan said it was the Devil.

Johnny asks Chanel what she has against Lani and if something happened when they talked last night. Chanel explains that Paulina said it was a spur of the moment decision to have Lani being her matron of honor but that was a total lie.

Abe asks if Paulina is coming down with something. Paulina refuses to be sick on her wedding day but Abe says it might not be up to her. Paulina sneezes again and says he might be right. Abe asks when she started feeling ill. Paulina complains that she didn’t and then blames that damn cat which Abe questions. Paulina says it was Marlena’s and if she knew she had a cat, she wouldn’t have gone over there yesterday. Abe questions Marlena having a cat. Paulina informs him that Marlena said the cat’s name was Susan.

Belle tells Shawn that in this nightmare, Marlena was not possessed by the Devil but they were on Death Row in the execution chamber except this time Marlena was the executioner and she was killing the stray cat they saw yesterday. Shawn suggests it’s better off at the shelter. Belle thinks Marlena has been acting weird lately, ever since they got back from seeing Claire. Shawn says that she seems fine to him. Belle says not to her but she might just be rattled because John is away on a case. Shawn asks if she’d feel better if they go check on Marlena. Belle agrees that it would. Shawn says they’ll go check on her after breakfast. Shawn then kisses her so Belle asks who needs breakfast as they kiss back in to bed.

Eli is sorry that Julie has had to wait so long to see Doug and says he would’ve driven her back the next day. Julie understands his card has been full and it’s not his problem. Julie says it shouldn’t be a problem but she doesn’t get how Marlena has the right to stop her from seeing her husband. Eli agrees and declares that tomorrow morning, he will take her to Bayview to see Doug and they aren’t leaving until it happens.

Ciara questions the Devil being after their baby. Marlena says that’s what Susan said, but she thinks she knows what happened and claims that Susan just watched Rosemary’s Baby a few nights ago, so it might’ve influenced her subconscious. Ciara mentions her and Ben seeing that on TV too. Marlena says they didn’t think it meant the Devil was trying to get their child because they are rational people. Marlena laughs off the idea as ridiculous.

Theo doesn’t know why he was surprised since he knew Ciara and Ben were married but her being pregnant seems so fast since a couple months ago, she was engaged to him as they talked about starting their own family one day. Lani understands it’s upsetting. Theo doesn’t want to be upset as he wants Ciara to be happy. Theo wishes he would’ve told her that yesterday. Lani encourages that he still can. Theo assures that he will. Theo then says speaking of difficult conversations and asks how her conversation with Chanel went. Lani says it went surprisingly well and says she told Chanel that she was uncomfortable that Paulina asked her to be her Matron of Honor but Chanel promised she was totally fine with it.

Johnny asks Chanel if Lani told her that Paulina lied to her. Chanel says Lani was trying to explain how Paulina decided to ask her to be matron of honor instead of her and mentioned that Paulina was about to ask her right before Abe got shot, so that story was a total lie. Chanel declares that Paulina never wanted her to be matron of honor and wanted Lani all along.

Abe questions Marlena having a cat named Susan. Abe can’t imagine Marlena naming her cat after Susan Banks. Paulina suggests the cat was already named and continues to complain about the cat as she sneezes again. Abe then questions what Paulina was doing at Marlena’s last night.

Marlena continues to assure Ben and Ciara that Susan’s vision was just from the movie and not from anything satanic. Marlena then claims that Susan went back to Memphis so they won’t have any more predictions of doom and gloom about their baby. Marlena encourages that from now on it will be smooth sailing and she can’t wait to meet their baby.

Johnny questions why Paulina would want Lani as her matron of honor instead of her, arguing that it doesn’t make sense. Chanel says it does if Paulina loves Lani more than she loves her. Johnny calls that absurd. Chanel says it’s obvious and she’s just surprised that it took her so long to see it. Chanel talks about Paulina’s pride and asks how she can take pride in her when she’s a never ending disappointment. Johnny assures that no one could consider her a disappointment. Chanel talks about marrying Xander for his money and she couldn’t even get that right. Johnny brings up the bakery but Chanel says it’s too little, too late especially compared to what Lani has accomplished in her life. Chanel thinks Paulina just wanted to give her a participation trophy by allowing her to walk her down the aisle and she even lied about that to spare her feelings. Chanel cries that she thinks Paulina wishes Lani was her daughter instead of her as Johnny hugs her.

Lani tells Theo that they have to get a move on before Paulina has a fit. Theo says he’ll meet her there as he has some errands to run on the way. Lani tells him to be there on groom’s duty asap. Lani jokes that this day and the family is going to drive her crazy but she wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Lani says they are celebrating her aunt marrying their father. Theo jokes about them being an extended family. Lani knows it must be a little strange for him too. Theo says nobody can take his mom’s place but Paulina is great and jokes about the last time he got a new family member. They hug and say I love you to each other.

Julie tells Eli that it’s so kind of him to try to help her get in to Bayview to see Doug but he has other priorities. Eli assures that she will always be a top priority for him. Eli says he has to go pick up Paulina’s mom from the airport. Julie wants to give him a trinket to give Paulina for her something borrowed. Julie presents a key bracelet that Doug had made for her when he was mayor of Salem as he said the First Lady of Salem should always have a key to the city. Julie starts to cry about Doug being all alone and so frightened in Bayview. Julie tells Eli to tell Paulina that the trinket is from the old First Lady of Salem to the new First Lady of Salem. Eli says she’ll always be the First Lady of Salem to him and calls her the most thoughtful person he knows. Julie says she wasn’t when Paulina first came to town as she thought she was up to no good. Eli points out that Paulina wasn’t exactly an angel with Price Town. Julie understands it was her vision even if it was inappropriate and not wanted in Salem. Julie believes Paulina is a good woman at heart and more importantly, good for Abe. Julie adds that she can admit when she’s wrong.

Paulina thinks back to telling Marlena that she has to keep her secret about Abe not being Lani’s father. Paulina then claims to Abe that she just went to see Marlena to make sure she was ready, willing, and able to officiate their wedding. Abe notes that Marlena is usually quite reliable and asks if it was something in particular. Paulina says after the week they had, she didn’t want to take any chances as she doesn’t want anything to get in the way of their wedding today.

Belle and Shawn go to Marlena and John’s but Marlena is not home and not answering her phone. Belle wonders where she could be. Shawn suggests she could be with a patient. Belle notes that she took the day off for Abe’s wedding. Shawn suggests she already left for the church. Shawn then finds Susan’s cross on the floor. They wonder what it is and where it came from.

Ben asks Ciara if something is wrong. Ciara says that when Marlena touched her stomach, it felt like the baby kicked even though it’s far too early for that to happen. Ben encourages that he just read she has another 12 weeks before that can happen. Marlena jokes that the baby must just be excited to meet her. Marlena mentions having to go officiate Abe and Paulina’s wedding. Ciara points out that they didn’t open her gift yet. Marlena says they can open it anytime. Ben thanks Marlena again for coming by, the gift, and for putting their mind at ease about Susan. Marlena says it was her absolute pleasure as she exits.

Lani goes to Paulina’s and hugs Abe, telling him that he’s looking good. Abe responds that he’s feeling good. Lani says it’s time for her and Paulina to get to the church and get her ready. Lani adds that Chanel is meeting them there and Theo had to run an errand but he will be there. Paulina reminds that they are on a strict schedule. Abe jokes that he can dress himself. Paulina and Lani joke about the walking cane that the hospital gave Abe. Lani says Abe being able to walk at all is a miracle. Paulina calls herself the luckiest woman in the world to be marrying Abe today. Paulina adds that Lani standing up for her is the cherry on top. Lani assures there is nowhere else she’d rather be as they hug. Paulina says she doesn’t know how much that means to her.

Julie reminds Eli that the trinket is only their something borrowed but she wants it back. Eli reminds Julie that he’ll be there first thing in the morning to take her to Bayview to see Doug. Julie hugs him and thanks him. Eli adds that he will call Marlena to see if he can get to change her mind. Eli tells Julie that he loves her and exits the house. Julie looks at an old photo of her and Doug. Julie cries that she’d love to go to the wedding with Doug on her arm instead of sitting her fretting over Marlena’s laws. Julie then asks why she has to wait until tomorrow.

Ciara asks Ben if what Marlena told them about what Susan said shook him up at all. Ben says of course not as obviously the Devil is not after their baby. Theo then shows up at their door and asks if it’s an okay time. Ciara invites him in and says she thought he was supposed to be at Abe’s wedding. Theo says he is on his way there now but had an errand on this side of town so he decided to swing by. Ben tells Theo that it’s good to see him again. Theo states that the reason he came is to apologize because when they told him they were having a baby, what he wanted to say is congratulations. Theo wishes them every happiness.

Belle tells Shawn that the cross is too big to be jewelry. Shawn adds that it doesn’t think like something John and Marlena would own. Belle remarks that it looks like something Susan Banks would have in that big purse of hers. Belle then remembers that Susan was there yesterday. Shawn wonders what it was doing on the floor if it is Susan’s. Belle then gets a call and says she can go there now. Belle hangs up and informs Shawn that she just got a new case so she has to go. Shawn says it must be urgent if she has to go right now. Belle says it sounds like it is, so the cross will have to remain a mystery for now. Belle hopes that Marlena can explain all of it, if they can ever track her down. Belle and Shawn then exit the house.

Devil Marlena walks through the town square and gets a call from Eli but rejects it. Johnny sees her and greets her with a hug. Marlena says she came to support the local bakery and asks what he would recommend. Johnny calls on Chanel. Chanel says she has to try a slice of Angel food cake but Devil Marlena turns that down and says she wants something less healthy. Marlena decides on Death by Chocolate. Johnny then introduces Marlena to Chanel. Marlena recognizes her name as Paulina’s daughter. Chanel remarks on the way Paulina is acting. Johnny explains that Chanel is having a rough day. Marlena says sometimes it helps to talk about it. Chanel says she doesn’t want to trouble her. Marlena says she’s a therapist and that’s what she does. Johnny gets a text from the bank and he has to sign some papers immediately. Chanel tells him to go take care of it and she’ll make sure Allie gets his script. Johnny is unsure about leaving her like this. Chanel insists that she’ll be fine. Devil Marlena thinks back to Paulina telling her about keeping her secret and promising not to tell anyone. Marlena then tells Johnny to go ahead as she and Chanel will be just fine…

Ciara thanks Theo. Ben adds that Theo coming by and being genuinely happy for them means a lot. Ciara adds that Theo has nothing to apologize for since she’s the one who hurt him and it was the last thing she ever wanted to do. Ciara hopes they can still be friends. Theo says always and that he has to go the wedding. Ciara stops him and asks if she can give him a hug which Theo allows.

Paulina and Lani get prepared for the wedding. Lani calls her mother and Paulina two of the most beautiful women she’s ever seen. Paulina talks about having Lani and Chanel by her side and she can’t imagine anything more perfect. Paulina thought Chanel would’ve been here by now. Lani assures that she will be and says they had a really good talk last night. Paulina is glad because Chanel was kind of stand offish at the hospital last night, so she hopes Chanel isn’t holding a grudge against her.

Devil Marlena sits with Chanel, who tells her that she feels Paulina is favoring Lani over her. Marlena remarks that she’s sure Chanel is right which she questions. Chanel asks if Paulina told her something. Marlena says just enough to know that Chanel should trust her instincts. Chanel begs Marlena to tell her what Paulina said to her. Marlena says Paulina said enough for her to know that there’s a reason that she treats Lani differently. Chanel asks if she knows what that is. Marlena responds that she’s afraid she does.

Theo joins Abe at Paulina’s to get prepared for the wedding. Theo tells Abe that this is not going to work at all.

Lani promises Paulina that Chanel is fine as they talked about her being Matron of Honor. Paulina encourages that Lani will handle the job beautifully like she does everything. Lani thinks she was more uncomfortable with the situation than Chanel was. Paulina assures that she has no reason to be uncomfortable as she explained to Chanel that she asked Lani to be her Matron of Honor on a spur of the moment, because she had been through so much after Abe was shot. Lani reminds Paulina that she said she was going to ask her to be her Matron of Honor the night before but Abe got shot, so she questions her now saying it was a spur of the moment decision. Lani asks what’s going on.

Chanel asks Devil Marlena what Paulina told her about her and Lani. Marlena remarks that revealing that would break doctor-patient confidentiality and that’s a cardinal sin. Chanel cries that she’s been torturing herself trying to figure out what’s been going on with her and her mom, so if she knows something that could help her understand why Paulina chose Lani over her to be matron of honor, she has to tell her. Marlena says she hates to see her suffering like this, so maybe God and the medical board will forgive her for breaking her solemn oath. Marlena then reveals to Chanel that the reason Paulina chose Lani to be her matron of honor is because Lani is not Paulina’s niece, but her daughter.

Belle goes to see Julie. Julie says that was good timing since she just called the office a little while ago. Belle says that her assistant said she should rush right over so she asks what is so urgent. Julie responds that she has a problem and thinks Belle’s legal skills are needed to solve it. Belle is happy to help if she can and says she could use the distraction. Belle asks what she needs. Julie responds that she wants Belle to sue her mother for her.

Ciara and Ben talk about how sweet and supportive Marlena is. They open Marlena’s gift and it’s a necklace to call the baby’s guardian angel to watch over them. Ben then puts the necklace on Ciara. Ciara reads the note which says “I know your baby is destined to do great things” After putting it on, the necklace then flashes red.

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Nicole is at home and thinks back to having sex with Rafe until EJ shows up at her door. Nicole asks what he’s doing there at this time of night. EJ brought food and hopes that Nicole won’t object to having company.

In the interrogation room, Kristen introduces herself to Gwen. Gwen responds that she knows who she is and questions why she was put in here with her. Kristen calls it a twist of fate and asks if she has a minute to chat about her future. Gwen remarks that she heard Kristen doesn’t have a future since she just got a one way ticket back to prison. Kristen then declares that she’s not going back to prison because Gwen’s going to bust her out. Gwen responds that she doesn’t even know her, so if she thinks she’s going to lift a finger for her, she must be mad. Kristen then informs Gwen that she knows everything about Xander that she could write his memoir. Gwen asks what Xander has to do with any of this. Kristen responds that he’s in the thick of it. Kristen declares that Xander is the reason that Gwen is going to get her a get out of jail free card, unless she doesn’t mind losing him forever.

Devil Susan tells John that breaking his wedding vows would be a sure way to destroy his love with Marlena. John responds that he would never betray Marlena for another woman, especially not Susan Banks. The Devil remarks that it might not be hard for him to resist Susan but then the Devil transforms in to Kristen and asks John what about his old flame Kristen. John tells himself that he’s seeing things but “Kristen” assures that it’s her and asks who else could lead him in to temptation. John calls this another one of Lucifer’s tricks. John says he conjured up his son’s dead mother the last time he did this to Marlena. Kristen says she’s not dead and is right in front of him. Marlena then regains consciousness and sees Kristen in front of John.

Nicole tells EJ that he shouldn’t have gone through all the trouble since she already had dinner and he should’ve called first. EJ didn’t want to ruin his surprise. Nicole says it’s been a long day and she was just on her way to bed. EJ jokes about his timing. Nicole assures that she’ll be going to bed alone so he can take his food. EJ then reveals he brought her favorite ice cream and asks if she has room for dessert.

Xander enters the Kiriakis Mansion and greets Maggie in the living room. Maggie mentions hearing that he was in a lot of trouble while she was gone. Xander says she came back at the right time as they hug. Xander says he is sorry to hear about her daughter Summer’s passing. Maggie laments that she wasn’t a good mother to her. Xander encourages that she was with her in the end. Maggie says at least she isn’t suffering anymore. Xander asks if Maggie has heard from Sarah. Maggie says not as much as she’d like, just a text now and then. Xander asks if Sarah sounds happy with Rex. Maggie confirms that she does. Xander says that’s good and he’s happy for her which Maggie questions. Xander then informs Maggie that he’s in love again.

Gwen argues that Kristen is up to her neck in trouble, so she questions what she could possibly do to make her lose Xander. Kristen assures that she won’t hurt Xander, but she has some news that might make him happy. Gwen questions what news she could have that could possibly make Xander happy. Kristen says it’s the truth about Sarah Horton.

Nicole and EJ eat ice cream together as Nicole goes over the facts that EJ was fatally shot sort of, left for dead, reincarnated, gone through an explosion, and somehow still managed to remember her favorite ice cream. EJ jokes that it’s in a file of vital information that he keeps in a safe place. Nicole recalls telling him that when they were married the first time. EJ claims he feels liberated by removing his wedding ring but Nicole doesn’t buy it because she’s seen the love-hate tango of Sami and EJ. EJ assures that dance is over while Nicole feels it’s just until Sami comes back to Salem the next time. EJ calls it funny that they are both moving on from disastrous marriages to the Brady twins. EJ then suggests they both move on from them together as he kisses Nicole.

Maggie questions Xander being in love with Gwen. Maggie wishes she could be happy for him, but not after what she did to Abigail and Laura. Xander assures that Laura’s death was an accident but Maggie argues that what Gwen did to Abigail and Chad or Jack and Jennifer was no accident. Xander says there’s a lot she doesn’t know about how Gwen thought Jack abandoned her to be with Jennifer, but he had no idea she existed. Xander promises that Gwen no longer has it in for Jack and his family as she has put that all behind her. Maggie is not as convinced as Xander seems to be.

Gwen says it seems Kristen might be a bit behind on the local gossip as Xander knows what happened to Sarah. Gwen talks about Sarah jumping in to bed with Rex and left town, breaking Xander’s heart. Kristen brings up her reputation as the Mistress of Disguise. Gwen acknowledges that Kristen’s transformations is the stuff of legend. Kristen then reveals that it wasn’t Sarah, who broke Xander’s heart on their wedding day.

Marlena tells John that Kristen is not real and urges him not to believe her. Marlena encourages John to fight. John assures that their love is stronger than anything the Prince of Darkness could ever dream of. John says he’s never loved anyone like Marlena. Devil Kristen says they have too much catching up to do. She then tells John that he will have to say goodbye to Marlena for now.

Rafe and Ava sit together at home. Rafe hopes that she can forgive him. Ava asks for what. Rafe thinks back to Nicole warning him not to tell Ava about them having sex. Rafe then tells Ava that he was just being so hard on her with what happened to Carmine like she was going back to the old Ava Vitali. Ava tells him that there is nothing to forgive as her past makes it pretty hard for people to believe her and she did go after Gabi. Rafe talks about Gabi building her company from nothing and how it means everything to her. Ava responds that Rafe means everything to her. Ava promises not to give Gabi any more trouble. Rafe understands that Gabi is a lot, but tells Ava to come to him the next time Gabi drives her nuts. Ava apologizes for not doing that before. Rafe says he has no business lecturing anybody. Ava has no idea why he’s being so hard on himself. Ava suggests they wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Rafe agrees as Ava then kisses him.

EJ and Nicole kiss until he suggests taking this to the bedroom. Nicole reminds him that Holly and Henry are right down the hall. EJ jokes about how quiet he can be. They continue kissing until Nicole pulls away. EJ questions what just happened. Nicole tells him that she can’t do this. EJ asks why not since they are both single, consenting adults and why they shouldn’t enjoy each other. Nicole responds that she would feel like more of a slut than she already does.

Gwen goes over Kristen putting on a Sarah Horton mask and jumping in to bed with her ex, in hopes that Xander would find them in bed together which he did, and then she broke it off with Xander. Gwen asks if she left town with Rex. Kristen reveals that she provided Sarah with a one way ticket to a secluded island that her family owned. Sarah asks who Rex is with then. Kristen says nobody since for him, it was just a fling with his ex, and she arranged for Rex to get an offer from Doctors Without Borders in a remote location where there is almost no access to cell phones or e-mails so he couldn’t turn it down. Kristen adds that to make things easier for Maggie, she texts her periodically from Sarah so that she doesn’t worry about her daughter. Gwen realizes that Sarah never threw Xander over for Rex. Kristen warns Gwen that if she doesn’t get her out of here, she will tell Xander where to find the real love of his life.

Devil Kristen chains Marlena to the wall in the entry way of the crypt. Marlena questions what she plans to do with John. She tells her not to worry as she has big plans for him. Marlena argues that she’s not even really Kristen. She explains that once John betrays his wedding vows to Marlena in the worst possible way, their great love will no longer be strong enough to help her resist the Devil. Marlena argues that the Devil always underestimates John. the Devil brings up Kristen getting Eric to betray his vows to God and insists that John will submit to his desires and love every second of it. She exclaims it will be a fantastic show and walks away, leaving Marlena chained to the wall.

Xander wants Maggie to get to know Gwen and see for herself that she’s not what she was. Maggie feels that’s asking a lot. Xander reminds Maggie that she was the first person that believed he could change and because of that, he did change. Maggie reminds him that the first person to believe in him was Sarah. Maggie says she’ll never get over Sarah running off with Rex since she was over Rex and in love with Xander. Xander thinks he understands that Sarah never really forgave him for what happened with her baby. Xander says when she left town, he was in such a bad place and then he met Gwen, who was in a bad place too, but they helped each other and made each other happy again. Xander declares that he now sees he and Sarah are both where they are meant to be.

Gwen calls Kristen a liar as she doesn’t believe a word of what she’s saying. Gwen accuses her of playing a game. Kristen says maybe she is, but maybe she’s telling the truth. Kristen warns that if Xander finds out that Sarah never stopped loving him, he’ll end it with Gwen so fast it will make her head swim.

Devil Kristen returns to John, who asks what she did with Marlena. Devil Kristen comes on to John while John insists to himself that this is not Kristen and the real Kristen is obsessed with Brady. She talks about being John’s Kristen and goes over their history, asking John if he remembers all those times.

EJ asks Nicole if being with him makes her a slut or if it’s still guilt about Eric. Nicole states they are not having sex because she doesn’t want to. EJ says it couldn’t be because his divorce isn’t final as the Nicole he knows would relish the chance to stick it to Sami. EJ asks if the last time she had sex was her pathetic drunken fling with Xander months ago. Nicole then reveals to EJ that she had sex on Halloween. EJ questions having competition. EJ acknowledges that they aren’t exclusive. Nicole says she’s just upset at herself for making love to a man, who is with someone else that she knows. EJ tells her not to be so hard on herself since these things happen. Nicole remarks that he wasn’t so live and let live when Sami cheated on him with Lucas. Nicole then apologizes and says that was unfair. EJ reminds her that he and Sami were married, while Xander and his partner are not. Nicole asks what Xander has to do with this. EJ questions it not being Xander on Halloween. Nicole says no and that she was with a good man, who has principles and thinks about other people instead of just himself. Nicole remarks that he’s nothing like Xander or EJ for that matter. Nicole adds that this man hates EJ’s guts. EJ then realizes that Nicole slept with Rafe.

Ava and Rafe continue kissing until Rafe stops her. Ava blames herself for coming on too strong, too soon, and guesses that starting over means taking things slow. Ava decides she will sleep in her room tonight as she’s sure he’s exhausted and that he could use a good night sleep. Ava decides they will catch their breath and decide where they want to go from here, which Rafe agrees with. Ava says she’ll see him in the morning and heads to her room.

Maggie guesses she should be a little more considerate about Gwen since people do change. Xander adds that Gwen has paid a heavy price for what she did as Jack has all but turned his back on her. Maggie thinks Gwen deserved that after all the misery she caused Abigail. Xander says Gwen feels that way but he wants to think there is some hope. Xander adds that a good word from Maggie about Gwen would go a long way with Jack and the Hortons. Maggie tells Xander that she has loved Abigail since the day she was born, so her talking up Gwen to her family would feel like a betrayal to Abigail. Maggie brings up what Sarah did to Xander and says he knows now how much a betrayal like that can hurt.

Marlena tells herself that John will never betray her as long as he knows that she is still her and she still loves him. Marlena calls for John to fight as their love is so much stronger than anything that monster can throw at them.

Devil Kristen reminds John of when Kristen first came to Salem and he saved her, causing John to flash back to that time. She remarks that John was her hero then and could be her hero again.

Kristen tells Gwen to be smart and spring her out of here, then she can have her happily ever after with Xander. Gwen asks what she is supposed to do when there are so many cops out there on every corner. Kristen tells her to be extra careful then like she was when she drugged Abigail. Kristen warns her not to wait too long, because it will be easier to get her out of the police station than prison.

Maggie asks if Xander really thinks Gwen is worth all this trouble. Xander assures that he does. Maggie asks if he’s sure Gwen will never do anything else to hurt her family, which Xander also assures. Maggie agrees to talk to Jack then, but says she’s not making any promises. Xander tells Maggie that he loves her and hugs her.

Nicole tells EJ that it’s time to go. EJ doesn’t understand as he thought she resolved to stay away from Rafe. Nicole explains that she had but she was at the Basic Black office that night and it was really creepy by herself on Halloween, so she thought she saw Deimos Kiriakis. EJ reminds her that Deimos is dead. Nicole says EJ was too but here he is. Nicole adds that she called Rafe, so he came to calm her down and he was really sweet, so they had sex on the conference table. EJ complains that he owns that table and he can’t believe this. Nicole assures EJ that nothing has changed between her and Rafe as it was one time and will never happen again.

Devil Kristen reminds John what it was like for them in the beginning and how they fell in love. John acknowledges that Kristen saved him too. She tells John that they were meant to be together. John responds that he knows what the Devil is trying to do and it’s not going to work as the only woman he wants to be with is Marlena and that’s never going to change. She points out that he remembered what they had, so she can be patient as the Devil comments on being around for an eternity.

EJ asks if Nicole is sure that it’s all over with Rafe. Nicole assures him because Rafe is with Ava and Ava is her friend. Nicole adds that Ava can’t know what happened, so EJ has to keep his mouth shut. EJ responds that he doesn’t even want to think about the details of her one night with Rafe, let alone talk about it. Nicole thanks him. EJ then adds that he does have one condition. EJ tells Nicole that the next time she’s terrorized by the dead, he wants her to call him first.

Gwen goes home to Xander’s room at the Salem Inn and reads an article on her tablet about Kristen escaping prison. Xander then comes home and tells her that he has good news. Gwen shuts her tablet and asks what his good news is. Xander tells her that he just came from talking to the one person who could fix things between her and Jack; Maggie. Gwen wishes he hadn’t done that. Xander insists that it’s a good thing as Maggie has real sway in the Horton family, so if anyone can convince Jack to make peace with Gwen, it’s her. Gwen doesn’t understand why Sarah Horton’s mother would lift a finger for her. Xander says Maggie has a soft spot for anyone trying to change their ways and he told her that he believes in her. Xander declares that soon, Maggie, Jack and the rest of them will see in Gwen what he sees. Gwen thinks back to Kristen’s threat to reveal the truth about Sarah. Xander then hugs Gwen.

Susan Banks wakes up next to John and questions what happened to her. The Devil has repossessed Marlena and tells Susan that she was his temporary host. Susan complains about Satan being inside her body. The Devil tells Susan to shut up before he decides she’s too much trouble to live. Susan prays for forgiveness and says she tried to stop the Devil but the Devil was too strong. The Devil threatens to visit EJ if Susan doesn’t stop praying. The Devil tells John and Susan to relax as he has to corrupt a few more souls and destroy a few more lives, but he’ll be back soon. The Devil declares that then, John and Kristen can pick up where they left off.

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Y&R Update Monday, November 15 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Rey went to Crimson Lights, and Sharon was reading the article. She said that Billy and Lily came out swinging. She could tell this article was also about the Newmans, and she’d hoped that both sides would’ve kept the peace. Rey talked to Billy earlier, and he’d got the sense that Billy wasn’t inclined to release this article any time soon. Rey said Billy was planning to use the information as a private bargaining chip – blackmail. Rey wondered why Billy changed his mind. Sharon said the fact that Billy would throw a grenade like this showed he was drawn to chaos. While Rey didn’t disagree, he noted that the article simply recounting factual information on Ashland. He thought that Ashland set himself up for exposure when he committed fraud to steal Camilla Rhodes’ estate. Sharon was shocked Ashland built an empire on a criminal act. She knew he’d always been known as ruthless, but this was different. She asked what would happen to Ashland. Rey said the statute of limitations ran out, but Ashland could be sued in civil court by the estates rightful beneficiaries. Sharon wondered how this was affecting Victoria’s marriage – did she already know about all this? Rey said that either Victoria was finding out now, or she’d been complicit in keeping it secret. Sharon hated to think about Johnny and Katie being caught in the crossfire between Billy and Ashland. Rey hoped Victoria and Billy could protect the kids because it was going to get ugly especially if Ashland had Victor and Adam’s support. Sharon imagined the Newmans were already planning to retaliate.

Rey said there was nothing they could do about this war, and it didn’t directly affect them, so they shouldn’t let it ruin their evening. Sharon thought that was a good idea. He invited her on a dinner date.

Sally knocked on Adam’s office door. When he invited her in, she asked for his take on the Ashland article, and he dodged the question, stating that he had somewhere to be. He left.

Victor was at home. He read the article on Ashland. Adam showed up. “Well done, my boy,” Victor said to Adam. Adam turned to a third person in the room and said “you played your role perfectly.” This person was revealed to be Gaines. Gaines pointed out that he wasn’t given much of a choice. Gaines wanted to say something else, but Adam told him not to, and Victor said he didn’t have time for this. He told Adam to deal with Gaines, then he left. Adam asked why Gaines was so blue. He thought Gaines wanted the Ashland story to come out. Gaines said he did, but not like this. Adam said the other option would’ve been for the Newmans to release the dirt they had on Gaines. Gaines reiterated that it wasn’t much of a choice. Adam said Gaines saved his own skin, and there was no shame in that. Adam told Gaines to get over it because they weren’t finished yet.

Sally toasted to everything Adam hadn’t told her and to the glorious future of Newman Media. Adam added a toast to the employees of Newman Media. She was glad they could hang out like this – coworkers who enjoyed the occasional cocktail. She’d been concerned he’d be skittish about being seen with her after that tabloid implied that they were an item. He said he didn’t let gossip dictate how he lived his life, and he thought she was the same way. She was, but she just didn’t want there to be any fallout. She knew Chelsea called after the story dropped. He said he didn’t answer the call, but he did talk with Chelsea later and clear things up. He and Chelsea weren’t together, but he wanted to keep the lines of communication open for Connor. He was hoping Chelsea wold come to work at Newman Fashion. He thought it was best that he and Sally kept things above board so that Chelsea wouldn’t get the wrong impression. Sally said she couldn’t agree more.

Sally asked Adam if he really grew up on a farm. Adam said he even knew how to milk cows and drive a tractor. He asked if she had special skills. She said she could guess his weight, walk a tightrope and juggle knives. Her parents were carnies, and she learned a thing or two before she went to live with her Grams. He said she got more interesting by the day. He asked what was in funnel cakes that made them so addictive. She found it hard to believe a guy who introduced her to high-end single malt scotch eating deep find sugar. He said that he grew up in farm country, and the fair was the height of entertainment for kids. He asked if her parents’ carnival ever went through Kansas. She wondered if he thought they’d crossed paths as children. He told her about getting cheated out of his prize from a carnival game once, and he teased that he needed to make sure her parents weren’t involved. She admitted that kind of sounded like something her mom and dad would do, but there was no proof. She hoped he wouldn’t put her on his list of enemies. “Not a chance,” he said.

Sharon and Rey walked in and saw Adam and Sally. He asked if she wanted to go somewhere else, and he said of course not.

Billy and Lily were at ChancComm. They were determined to figure out who got into ChancComm’s system and published the Ashland article without their consent. Lily called Marty in and asked how the story got released without authorization. Marty showed Billy the email she got from him authorizing its release. Billy said he never sent that – he and Lily hadn’t even read the story. He thought Marty should’ve questioned the email instructions, since it was telling her to release the article without going through the proper channels. Marty said she got an email from her boss that seemed urgent, and she did what she was told. Lily asked Marty to forward the email to her, then she sent the Marty out of the office. Billy wondered who hacked his email. Not many people even knew ChancComm was working on this story. Lily said they had to find out who knew and who wanted it out there.

Billy and Lily went to the motel room, and to their frustration, Gaines was gone. Lily wasn’t surprised Gaines went rogue, and she was frustrated that Billy had thought he could keep Gaines in line. Lily thought Gaines leaked the story, but Billy wasn’t convinced. Billy thought that if Gaines wanted to go public, he’d just sell the story to another outlet instead of hacking Billy’s email. Lily admitted that could be true, but if it wasn’t Gaines, then who? Billy said he’d give Lily two guesses.

Billy felt the attack was personal. Lily asked if his password was secure, and he said it was because he wasn’t an idiot who’d use his kids’ names. Lily noted that never said he was. He said someone with motive and the means to pay someone else to do their dirty work did this. He blamed Victor and Adam. She thought he was jumping to conclusions. He pointed out that Victor declared war on him, and Adam had been blasé about Billy having Gaines. Lily said it didn’t add up – even if Victor and Adam didn’t care about harming Ashland, they definitely cared about Newman Media and Newman/Locke.

Lily and Billy were inundated with calls and texts about the article, which was trending. Billy had three missed calls from Victoria. Victoria then sent a text. “You bastard. Why did you do this?” it said. He got a text from Ashland too. “You better line up your team of lawyers,” it stated. Lily asked if Billy was going to let Victoria know he didn’t approve the article. He said he wasn’t talking to anyone until he knew who did this. She said they should retract the article and say they were hacked. He didn’t want to because that would make them look like amateurs who were out of control. She countered that they weren’t in control.

Billy didn’t understand why Ashland was saying to get the lawyers ready, when they all knew the story was true. Gaines entered the office. “Because the story is not true. I made the whole thing up in order to hurt you,” Gaines stated.

Adam ran into Sally at Society. She noted that he appeared to be in a great mood, and she thought was odd, given the way he’d tried to avoid talking about the article Billy released. He said he wasn’t trying to avoid it, he just had somewhere he needed to be. She figured Ashland wasn’t too happy about the article, and it didn’t look good for Newman Media or Newman/Locke, given that Ashland built his empire on illegal activity. He said sometimes things weren’t exactly as they appeared.

Sally didn’t understand why Adam wasn’t as worried about this article as she was. She asked what would happen to Newman Media now that all this was out in the open. Adam thought Sally’s panic was an insult on their friendship. He thought they had trust between them. He asked if he looked like a guy whose world was crumbling. She said his confidence was allaying her fears, but not her curiosity. She wanted to know what was going on in his mind, but she knew he wouldn’t tell her, so she gave up for now. She suggested they have a drink in honor of whatever it was that put that smile on his face. He accepted.

Ashley went to the Chancellor house. Abby and the baby weren’t there, so Ashley called and left a message asking Abby where she was.

A tearful Abby was at Devon and Amanda’s. “I can’t do this alone. You were right. I – I keep trying to fight this feeling that I am a train wreck over Chance,” Abby stated. Abby loved the baby more than anything, but she couldn’t give him the attention he needed. She asked Devon to take Dominic until she got her head together. Devon admired Abby for having the courage to ask for help. Abby said that it wasn’t right for Dominic to be with her now. She said she’d been a mess, and her mood keep swinging. Devon said there was no shame in that. He asked if she was 100% sure she wanted to leave Dominic with him and not someone in her family. She said that Devon spent more time with Dominic than anyone in her family. This felt right to her. He said of course he’d look after the baby. He admitted he’d been thinking that it was best for Dominic to get away from the heavy energy at the mansion, and he also thought Abby deserved time to herself. Abby didn’t know how long this would be, because she was in despair, and she was thinking she might leave Genoa City to heal, so she could come back and be the best mother.

Concerned, Devon hoped Abby wasn’t planning to go to Valencia. Abby said she wasn’t going to Spain, and she might not go anywhere. Devon reminded Abby that there were a ton of people in town to support her. Abby knew, but she thought she might be able to heal if she left, and it’d give her peace to know Dominic was with Devon. It occurred to Abby that she hadn’t even made sure Amanda would be okay with this, and Moses lived here too. Amanda said she’d love to have Dominic here. Amanda wanted what was best for everyone, including that sweet baby. Devon knew Moses would agree. Abby said she’d have the nanny swing by, and Dominic’s other things were in the car. Abby said goodbye to the baby and promised she’d be back for him soon. She said she loved him more than anything. Abby thanked Devon and Amanda and hugged them. She took one more look at the baby, and Devon said they’d take good care of him. She left.

Devon was alone with the baby. After Dominic was settled into his basket, Devon flashed back to a moment with Neil. Neil said that you could set business aside, but a child was every second of every day. It was boring, busy, emotional and humbling, and you couldn’t even imagine the size of that love. “And if you’re lucky, you’re gonna have someone that you trust that you can share that load with. Just the three of you in in a little tiny family fishbowl that you created, you never could have anticipated it. So no, I don’t think you have it all taken care of with some contract,” Neil said. Neil had asked Devon what if that child really needed him, because they were hurt or had failed at something or were disappointed. Neil noted that there were also sweet things like the first word, high school graduation, college acceptance. Neil said that would make Devon’s priorities really clear really fast.

Amanda came in and called Devon a natural with the baby. He said he’d just had a lot of practice recently. He appreciated her support, but he knew she didn’t sign up for this when she first got here. He asked if she was sure she was okay with this. Amanda and Devon held hands over Dominic’s bassinet, and she promised she was happy to have the baby here. It meant a lot to him that she wasn’t just going along with this but embracing it. She was glad Abby found a way to heal herself and protect her baby. He was grateful Abby trusted him. Amanda said Devon was the only father Dominic had ever known.

Amanda walked downstairs and heard Devon singing to Dominic. Devon wrote a song on the fly about Dominic growing up to be in a band. Devon said they had another music lover in the house.

Abby went home, and Ashley asked where the baby was. Abby said he’d be staying with Devon for the foreseeable future. Ashley asked if this was Devon’s idea, and Abby said it was hers. It was painfully clear to her that she couldn’t properly care for her son right now. Ashley was proud of Abby for realizing she needed help with Dominic, but Ashley suggested this was a drastic step. Ashley said that she, Nina and Victor were willing to step up and provide more support. Abby appreciated that, but she was frustrated that Ashley wouldn’t just accept that she’d made the right call. “Why do I have to sit here and defend my actions to you?,” Abby snapped just as Victor walked in.

Victor didn’t want Abby to feel defensive. He said he and Ashley agreed that Devon would be a good father, but they wondered why Abby didn’t come to them before making this important decision. Abby said that Dominic wouldn’t be here without Devon and Mariah, so they all shared an indescribable bond. She noted that Devon had been there since Dominic came into the world. Abby thought Dominic recognized and felt comforted by Devon’s presence. Ashley suggested that Devon could have a more active role without leaving the Chancellor home. Abby didn’t think this house of grief was a good environment for Dominic. She wanted him to be in a peaceful happy environment where he could thrive. Victor thought that being separated from Dominic would take a toll on Abby.

Abby would miss Dominic, but being a parent was about putting your child first. Ashley just didn’t want Abby and her needs to get lost in the process. Abby said that her final decision was to let Dominic stay with Devon for the time being. Victor asked how they could help Abby. Abby wanted to have that conversation, but for now, she was going to go rest. She went upstairs. Victor was shocked. Ashley wasn’t as blindsided since Devon had come to her earlier and suggested that he take Dominic for awhile. She didn’t think that Devon had an agenda or that he had anything to do with Abby’s decision though. Victor and Ashley were worried that Abby wasn’t thinking things through. Ashley said they’d keep an eye on things, and if Abby seemed upset, they’d bring Dominic home. Ashley went to bed, and Victor left. Abby quietly came downstairs with an overnight bag, and she slipped out of the house.

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Y&R Update Friday, November 19 2021

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Recap written by Christine

At her motel room, Abby called a company to inquire about chartering a plane. She stressed that no one could know she was taking this flight, especially her father, Victor Newman. She was willing to pay for their silence. She wanted a round trip flight to Majorca, Spain. One passenger flying there, and two flying back, she said smiling.

Phyllis was at The Grand Phoenix. She had a flashback to Jack confessing how he felt about her. In the present, Jack showed up and startled Phyllis. He hoped she was feeling better. She asked if he came to check on her. He was here for a meeting. She was fine. She added that it was okay for him to check on her, since they were friends. She asked if he’d seen the mess with the ChancComm article and retraction. He hadn’t talked to Billy about it yet, but he thought this article was going to cost him and Lily. Jack’s meeting got canceled. He told a joke that made Phyllis laugh. Things got serious when he said things had been strange between them, and he thought she felt it too. He thought things they were already feeling self-conscious because he’d confessed his feelings to her and that things had grown more awkward because she and Nick broke up. She said she didn’t feel awkward, but he insisted on finishing his point. He thought that things would go back to normal between them in the not too distant future, and things would be just like they were before he’d opened his big mouth. She was going to respond, but he abruptly left.

Lauren showed up at the hotel. “What have I done now?,” Phyllis groaned, misunderstanding Lauren’s reason for coming. Lauren clarified that she was there to buy an Escape Club package for one of her buyers. Phyllis asked what the lady liked, and Lauren admitted she wasn’t sure. Phyllis rambled about how it was hard to know what anyone liked or people thought they liked or what others thought they should have, or what was bad for people. Lauren realized that Phyllis was no longer talking about the Escape Club. She asked if Phyllis was thinking about Nick and whether they should give it another try. Phyllis said she and Nick were over, but she felt off-kilter. Lauren thought it was hard for Phyllis to let people into her heart, and once she did, it was hard for her to let them go. Phyllis clarified that she’d let a lot of people go. Lauren knew Phyllis would always care about Nick, just like she’d never stopped caring for Jack. Phyllis said she had a great idea for the escape club, and she rushed away.

Phyllis returned with a list of escape club ideas for Lauren. Lauren shifted gears and asked why Phyllis had such a strange reaction when Jack’s name came up. Phyllis said she’d been having the strangest thoughts ever since her conversation with Amanda. Amanda had said that Phyllis’s relationship with Jack wasn’t entirely platonic. “It’s never been platonic,” Lauren said. Phyllis insisted that she didn’t cheat on Nick. Lauren knew that, but she said that Phyllis and Jack couldn’t ever just be pals because Jack was generous, handsome and charismatic, and he thought the world of her, and Phyllis admired him. Lauren said things had always been special between Phyllis and Jack – undeniable and unbreakable. Phyllis just didn’t know what to do with these thoughts. Lauren said Jack had told her he missed having someone special in his life, and for Jack, Phyllis was the golden standard. “You’re not implying that Jack and I should get back together,” Phyllis said. Lauren noted that Jack and Phyllis loved each other enough to get married twice, and they’d never been able to completely get out of each others’ lives. Phyllis said that they were friends. Lauren wondered if Phyllis had been so determined to prove Sally was up to something because she’d felt a bit jealous of Sally being with Jack. Phyllis scoffed. Lauren assured Phyllis that she loved her and she loved Jack. Phyllis said she and Jack had a special connection, and that was it. “Oh my God. What if I do want more than friendship with Jack?,” Phyllis wondered. Phyllis didn’t know what to do. Lauren thought Phyllis should examine the source of her feelings, but be careful. Lauren didn’t want Phyllis or Jack to get hurt.

Lily and Ashland were at Society. Ashland kept up the act and pretended to be confused about why Lily was mad at him. He said if anyone had the right to be upset, it was him. “I’m the victim of your underhanded tactics,” he asserted. Laughing, Lily said they both knew that was a lie, as much of a lie as Gaines saying the story about Ashland’s past wasn’t true. He told her that a wise person wouldn’t stake their company on the word of a vindictive blackmailer. She said he weaponized Gaines and pointed him at ChancComm. He countered that she and Billy pulled the trigger, and she said they were hacked. He said that Billy already had the story ready for publishing, so if the hack even happened, it just expedited the release. Ashland imagined that Lily tried to dissuade Billy, but he was impossible to control. That’s why Ashland chose to remain alone at the top as he was building his empire. He said that when you tether yourself to the wrong person, you both go down together.

Lily told Ashland that the lawsuit wouldn’t stop her and Billy. This wasn’t over. Ashland thought they both knew that wasn’t true. He said her outlet published libelous stories that tarnished his name. She scoffed and asked if he thought he was a saint now that he’d married Victoria. She said his name had always been associated with heartless behavior. He told her the difference was the other stories were true. She said this was true too. He said she failed the first lesson of journalism – she relied on one source, a source who was motivated by hatred and jealousy, a source who recanted. Lily pointed out that Ashland told Victoria the exact same story that Gaines told. He asked what made her think that. Lily said she and Billy were there, and they talked to Victoria. “Were any of these conversations on the record?,” Ashland asked. Lily said of course not, and Ashland noted that there was no proof the conversations happened. Lily was disappointed in Ashland. She expected more from him. She was surprised he let Adam and Victor use his past as a weapon. He said no one used him, but she thought this situation showed otherwise. She said this wasn’t about business – it was about Victor’s battle with Billy, and she asked why Ashland was going along with it.

Ashland said he was simply trying to squelch an accusation that painted him in a bad light in the eyes of the world, or more importantly, in the eyes of his son. He was sure that Lily would do the same thing in his shoes. She was offended he’d compare himself to her. He admired her bravery, so he had some free advice. He said this wasn’t about Victor’s hatred of Lily’s partner, it was about Billy’s inability to let go of Victoria. Lily said Billy had let go, and Ashland told her to open her eyes. Ashland contended that Billy was so determined to make him look bad in Victoria’s eyes that he’d go to any extreme, even publishing a ridiculous story without doing due diligence. Ashland thought that if Lily wanted to protect herself and her company, she should cut Billy loose. He left.

Devon brought Dominic to the Chancellor house and told Ashley that he’d heard from Abby. He showed her the note Abby slipped under his door. Devon admitted that when his wife had been missing and presumed dead overseas, he got on a plane and went to look for her. Ashley noted that Abby was doing something dangerous, and she had a child. Devon knew that Abby wasn’t thinking logically. Ashley agreed that Abby was thinking with her heart. He thought they had to get someone to search Valencia for Abby.

At the main house, Billy offered a proposal to Victor. Billy would leave ChancComm if Victor and Adam and Ashland left the company and Lily alone. Billy was offering his head on a platter, and he asked if that still wasn’t enough for Victor. Victor was intrigued by the offer. He was also surprised because this proposal showed qualities that he didn’t realize Billy possessed, such as being willing to sacrifice for others. Billy admitted he’d dragged Lily into his decision to threaten Victor and Adam. He said Lily could run ChancComm with integrity, and she didn’t deserve to be punished for his choices. Ashley texted Victor about the letter. Victor said he’d consider the offer. Billy wondered if Victor realized Billy did all this to protect Victoria. “You’re warming the cockles of my heart, Billy Boy,” Victor said. Victor had somewhere to be, so he told Billy to see himself out.

Victor went to the Chancellor house and studied the note from Abby. Devon’s doorman didn’t see Abby in the building, so either she used the back door, or she sent someone else to deliver the note. Ashley felt bad that Abby was sneaking around, probably feeling so alone and like she couldn’t talk to anyone. Victor said Abby knew that if she told them what she was going to do, they would’ve stopped her. Which was what they were going to do now. Devon already hired Denise Tolliver to find Abby. Victor was going to put his people on it too. Victor realized Abby could’ve chartered a plane. Devon thought someone needed to go to Valencia. Ashley said Devon couldn’t go because Abby was counting on him to stay with the baby. Devon said he wouldn’t dream of leaving Dom. Victor was going to rearrange his schedule so that he could go, but Ashley decided she’d go instead.

Victor said that Ashley would be putting herself in the same danger as Abby was in. Ashley assured him that she’d take someone from Victor’s security team along. Preferably a Spanish speaker who knew the area. He got the feeling she didn’t want him to go. It wasn’t that; she just thought she’d have a better chance of convincing Abby to come home by appealing to her mother to mother. Victor said he’d have the jet ready for Ashley. Victor’s PI called and said Abby may have been spotted at a restaurant near a motel just outside of town. Ashley stayed with the baby while Victor and Devon went to check it out.

By the time Victor and Devon arrived, Abby’s room was empty, and she’d paid cash and checked in under a fake name. Victor said that people who were running made mistakes, so he thought she may have left something behind. They searched the room, and Devon found a military pin on the floor. They thought it was Chance’s. That confirmed Victor’s worst fear. He thought Abby probably assumed Chance was alive. Victor and Devon rehashed their thoughts on struggling with grief, Devon losing Hilary and how Abby had it worse because there was a baby involved. Devon knew Abby thought she was doing what she needed to do, but she had a child, and Devon was worried for the baby.

Jack met Billy at ChancComm. Billy misunderstood why Jack was there. “I’m sure you couldn’t wait to get over here,” Billy griped. Jack clarified that he was there to let Billy know there was an explosion, and Chance was presumed dead. Billy was shocked, and he admitted that, with everything Chance survived, Billy kind of thought his nephew was invincible. He asked how Abby was. Jack brought him up to speed. Billy asked how his mom was and how Nina was. Jack hadn’t talked to Jill or Nina, but he was sure they were shattered. Billy said that Jill had been calling him, and he hadn’t had a chance to get back to her. He assumed the first couple calls were to tell him about his

Chance’s presumed death, and the rest of them were probably because she was the CEO of this company, and she was likely wondering what the hell just happened. Billy knew Jack heard about it, and he wanted Jack to go ahead and speak his mind.

Jack asked what happened. Billy said that Traci could write a hell of a book about it. Jack questioned Billy putting his faith in Gaines. Billy didn’t want to get into the gory details, but he did say everything in the story was 100% true. He stated that this was all part of Victor and Adam’s elaborate scheme to bring him to his knees. Jack thought it was time for Billy to share those gory details. Billy revealed that he brought Gaines to Tuscany to talk to Victoria, and Victor and Adam found him and flipped him. Billy wasn’t sure if they used threats or money, but Gaines cared about his bank account more than anything. Jack disapprovingly noted that Billy aligned himself with this guy. Billy snapped that it was an error in judgment, and they printed a retraction. Jack said that Billy couldn’t undo the damage to ChancComm. “You don’t think that I know that? I screwed up okay?,” Billy yelled. He said he never intended to release that article; it was simply a threat to make sure Victor and Adam stopped coming after ChancComm. It blew his mind that no one understood that the only thing he was trying to do was find out the truth. “They’re all criminals,” he yelled. He admitted he gambled, as one does in business, he rolled the dice and he lost.

Jack wasn’t here to judge, but he was deeply concerned about his brother’s gambling analogy. Billy said his life was falling apart, and he didn’t think his choice of words mattered. Jack noted that gambling had been a major problem in Billy’s life, not just with the money he’d lost, but when he was CEO of Jabot, he took giant risks and he lost his job. Jack said Billy put everything he and Lily built in jeopardy because he was still willing to take crazy chances. Jack thought Lily, Jill, Johnny and Katie deserved more. Billy told Jack to tread lightly. Jack said Billy was on the verge of losing everything, and he’d run out of second chances. Jack thought Billy had to find some way to turn this around. Billy said he already conceded to Victor. Lily walked in and overheard Billy detailing th offer he’d made to Victor. Jack knew Billy and Lily needed time alone, so he left.

Billy what the hell were you thinking? You cannot make a unilateral decision like that,” Lily snapped. She told him there was nothing noble about making a decision that so profoundly affected ChancComm without even talking to her first. Lily said they were supposed to be partners, and he went behind her back. Billy thought she’d be relieved. He was trying to do the right thing. Billy said his proposal to Victor would take the pressure off Lily and ChancComm. Lily was skeptical, because she didn’t think Victor was trustworthy. Billy hoped that when Victor saw him humbled, it’d be too tempting to resist. Lily said even if Victor agreed and Billy resigned, it wouldn’t change anything. She said Victor might not come after her personally, but he’d still use the situation to his advantage. She said Adam and Victor wanted to dismantle the company and pick up the pieces, and that had not changed. The only difference was that Billy had now left Lily vulnerable to deal with this by herself. She stormed out of the office.

Victor texted Ashley to say that Abby was already gone, so she should proceed as planned. Jack showed up and looked in on Dominic. Ashley let him know everything that was going on with Abby. Jack insisted on traveling to Spain with Ashley. He figured it would be good for him to get out of town anyway. She asked what he was running from. He didn’t want to say, since she had bigger problems. She was concerned he was back with Sally. He said he wasn’t. He explained that Nick and Phyllis broke up, and. . . “No, no no, no no! Please don’t tell me you’re rekindling that romance,” Ashley interjected. He noted that the never said that, but she said he didn’t have to because she could see it in his eyes. He was sorting through how he felt. She asked him to think about the hell Phyllis put him through. Ashley wasn’t trying to be mean, but she couldn’t take this again. Jack interrupted to say that he appreciated the concern. Ashley said the lecture wasn’t over, but Jack stated that he had to leave and pack for the trip. Ashley planned to knock some sense into Jack on the long flight over. He said to save her energy for Abby. He left. Ashley promised Dominic that she’d bring his Momma home.

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