B&B Transcript Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Brooke: You really are certifiable, aren’t you? Taylor may have opened the door to you just a crack, but I’m going to make sure that I slam that door, I lock it and I throw away the key. I’m going to make sure you come nowhere near my family, especially steffi, finn and hayes.

Sheila: Taylor finally gives me a chance at a life with finn and hayes. And brooke, thinks she’s gonna take that away from me. Well, no. No, she’s not. I will put a stop to brooke.

Brooke: Mm hmm. Mm hmm. Welcome home.

Ridge: If I’d known I’d get this kind of welcome, I’d left work hours ago.

Brooke: Oh, well just wait, that was nothing. I’m going to give you the most epic kiss on new year’S.

Ridge: New years. Yes… about that.

Brooke: Ridge, we invited family here, remember?

Ridge: No, I do remember, but something’s come up. I have to leave town.

Zende: Beautiful. Just like paris.

Paris: Carter!

Carter: Paris. Hey.

Paris: I have the end of the year reports for the forrester foundation.

Carter: Cool. How we do?

Paris: You tell me.

Carter: It’s very impressive.

Paris: And that means a lot coming from you, especially since you’re my new financial guru.

Paris: Don’t forget, you volunteered to be my investment guide.

Carter: I did, didn’t I.

Paris: I’m expecting to have billions by the time I’m 30.

Carter: Billions? Okay , well, I– well, I better get on that, huh?

Paris: You got time. As long as the years don’t fly by as quickly as this one did. I mean, wow.

Carter: I know, right? Can’t believe new year’s eve is right around the corner.

Paris: Yeah. You got anything fun planned?

Carter: Not really. Probably just chill at home on the couch. Maybe even research some stocks and bonds for you to invest in next year.

Paris: Wow, that’s pretty wild.

Carter: Maybe even look up some upcoming crypto.

Paris: Mmm, now you’re getting really crazy.

Carter: What about you? I assume you’ll be with zende.

Paris: Well, um…

Zende: There you are.

Zende: Zende. We were just talking about new year’S.

Zende: Yeah, it’s all coming together. I actually have something special planned for the two of us.

Brooke: It’s a holiday, ridge. What do you mean you’re leaving town?

Ridge: Finn’s asked us to dress his whole family. We’ve been working on these gowns for weeks.

Brooke: Yeah, I know. But usually you have them shipped out.

Ridge: Usually. But he wants us to be there, so we’re flying out tonight.

Brooke: We?

Ridge: We. Me and… you. Just grab some stuff. Put some things together, come on. I want to show you off.

Brooke: Oh. So, you think I’m still good enough to show off, huh?

Sheila: Brooke, you talk like you’re so perfect. You’ve never messed up in your life. Boy, I know better. I predict… we’re going to have very festive new year’s eve.

Paris: All he’s told me so far, is that he’d start the night off with a quiet dinner at el jardino.

Carter: Can’t go wrong with that.

Paris: Yeah, it is pretty much my favorite restaurant in beverly hills.

Carter: I bet it’ll be hard to get a reservation, though. It’s new year’s eve. What am I talking about. You’re zende forrester, you have so much clout. They’d probably shut the restaurant down for you.

Zende: Yeah, I don’t know about all that. But I did make a reservation a few weeks in advance, just in case. Got us a nice candlelit table on the patio.

Carter: Then let me guess, you guys hit up the clubs. Get that vip bottle service.

Zende: Actually, I was thinking about keeping it a little bit more low key. And you go back to my place or yours, and… ring in the new year. Just the two of us. Sound good?

Paris: Sounds perfect.

Zende: Great, great. And that’s just a little teaser of what’s to come– I’m gonna shut my mouth. I don’t wanna give away too much. But trust me when I say that the night will be full of surprises.

Paris: Can’t wait.

Zende: Me neither. Okay, I’m gonna leave you guys to it. I’m late for a design meeting, but I’ll– come find me later.

Paris: Okay.

Carter: Zende is really looking forward to your date.

Paris: Yeah.

Carter: I wonder what he meant by full of surprises, though.

Paris: I’m not sure. I mean, honestly… I don’t know, carter, but I’m just not ready.

Carter: Not ready for what?

Brooke: We already made plans with the kids. And as wonderful as it sounds, ridge, I’m just not up for leaving town right now.

Ridge: You don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to lift a finger. We got the jet, we got the hotel booked. All you need is a toothbrush.

Brooke: All I need is a toothbrush. This is the biggest gala of the year– and I don’t even have anything to wear.

Ridge: Oh… if only you knew a designer. We’ve got a whole warehouse full of gowns. We’ll take 10, 20 of them. We’ll do whatever adjustments we have to make on the plane. It’s all done.

Brooke: You know how these parties are. They go on and on. Yes, they’re wonderful and they’re beautiful and they’re glorious. But… people are partying and dancing and drinking till sunrise.

Ridge: I will not drink a drop, out of solidarity to your sobriety. How about that? And if we really don’t like it or it’s too hard, then we’ll leave.

Brooke: That’s sweet. I do appreciate that. But it’s not… about just that, I– I was looking forward to spending time with hope and the grandkids. I’m sorry. I hate to disappoint you. And I think it sounds great, taking a spontaneous trip like that. But the kids were so excited. I told them I had all these activities planned and all these games for them to play. And they were so excited. They’re looking forward to ringing in the new year.

Ridge: Okay. It’S… I just was looking forward to taking a trip with you. You know?

Brooke: We will, you know. Maybe next time.

Ridge: Yeah. Can’t blame a guy for trying.

Brooke: I think you should go, though. I mean, he is really a good client, right? And he is one of your best friends, and… you spent all this energy making these… exquisite looks for the ball. So…. you should go. I just hate to think that we’d be apart on new year’S. Okay everyone,

Paris: Don’t get me wrong. Zende is a sweet guy, and he treats me so well.

Carter: Of course he does. He’s very into you, paris. Everyone can tell.

Paris: And I’m into him too. He makes me smile. We have a great time when we were together. I appreciate the way that he makes me feel.

Carter: I’m sure he’d say the same thing about you. Look, zende, he probably won’t admit it, but.. he was an emotional wreck when he got back from france. He was totally gutted by the falling apart of his marriage, and… I don’t think he was really looking for another relationship. Not really, and then he met you.

Paris: Yeah. We started off as friends, and then it progressed into this. I mean, it all felt so natural.

Carter: Now you’re the it couple. It’s like you guys are getting more deeply involved by the day.

Paris: I guess so.

Carter: What do you mean, you guess so? You’re invited to thanksgiving, to christmas. The forresters, they love you.

Paris: I know, and their support means the world to me. Seeing zende has been great. But… anything beyond that?

Carter: Anything beyond what?

Paris: I mean, look at me, carter. I am young and free and I’m an independent woman. Yes, zende and I have been dating, but… I’m not looking for anything beyond that. And I’m certainly not ready for some big commitment.

Ridge: I hate the idea of being away from you too.

Brooke: I know, but you have a work commitment and you don’t want to let your friend down. And I understand that. And thank you for understanding my side too.

Ridge: Of course, I get it. You don’t want to break a promise. You want to be there for the kids. You want… sparklers. They want all of it. Yeah. It’s going to be fun. We’re gonna probably celebrate in new york time, right? ‘Cause they’re not gonna stay up till midnight.

Ridge: You know what? Fall asleep around 10. Hang on a second. I’ll tell you what. I’m gonna talk to the frenchman, tell him that I need to be here. For new years with my beautiful wife.

Brooke: Oh ridge, you don’t have to cut your trip short.

Ridge: I don’t have to. I want to. I want to be here with you. That’s what we’re doing.

Brooke: Yeah?

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: That’s a wonderful compromise.

Ridge: Okay.

Brooke: I love it.

Ridge: I’m sure the prince will understand and everyone’s happy.

Brooke: Okay.

Ridge: Okay.

Brooke: Then it’s settled.

Ridge: Yes.

Brooke: Oh, there’s something that I wanted to tell you. I ran into sheila.

Ridge: Oh, fun.

Brooke: Yeah, it was fun. She told me that, uh… she went to steffi’s for christmas and that taylor invited her. I mean, what was she thinking?

Ridge: She told me the same thing, and, um… I’m pretty sure taylor had her reasons.

Brooke: Oh, really? What reasons?

Ridge: She’s trying to find out sheila’s mental state.

Brooke: Hmm. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that she’s crazy.

Ridge: No.

Brooke: That kind of person never gets reformed. So, when I ran into her at el jardino–

Ridge: El jardino? You got pasta without me? That’s not right.

Brooke: No, no, no. I went there to get a non-alcoholic bottle of champagne for new year’s, the one that eric served at christmas. It was so good. And I was gonna ask the bartender, but… deacon was there. Filling in for him when he was sick.

Ridge: Why? Why? Why do you have to– just stay away from deacon and sheila. If you want champagne, I’ll find you champagne.

Brooke: I know. I didn’t expect to run into her like that. And deacon told me that he had nothing to do with her. But I was very strong with sheila. I stood my ground. I told her as long as I was around, she was going to have nothing to do with our family, especially steffi, finn and hayes.

Shelia: Brooke thinks she could keep me away from my son and my grandson? Think again. Hi, my name is cherrie.

Zende: What?

Carter: So, what exactly are you getting at?

Paris: What?

Carter: When you say you’re not ready for a huge commitment.

Paris: All I’m saying is I’m digging where zende and i are right now.

Carter: Right. But you have the feeling he wants to get more serious.

Paris: I’m not implying that zende is going to propose to me or anything crazy like that. There’s no way. We haven’t been dating for that long. And he’s young too. He has a career. He has beautiful women complimenting in 24/7.

Carter: I don’t think he’s interested in anyone else, paris. He is more than happy and excited to be with you.

Paris: Yea his loyalty to me.

Carter: However…

Paris: Any girl would be begging to be in a relationship with a guy like zende. But I… simply just don’t want to progress this into something super committed. At least not for now. I’d like to keep it more casual. Does that make me a bad person?

Carter: Of course not. I do think you owe it to zende, to explain how you feel, though.

Paris: Yeah, you’re right. The last thing I want to do is hurt him.

Ridge: I don’t want you to keep worrying about sheila and deacon.

Brooke: Well, I don’t want to worry either. But I can’t let that woman anywhere near our lives.

Ridge: I get it. I agree with you. We gotta be protective of the kids, of our lives too. You just gotta be careful. That’s all.

Brooke: Thank you. You always make me feel safe.

Ridge: I have to. You’re my… hot, irresistible wife. Now, I don’t want to go at all. I want to stay here because I don’t want deacon and sheila just hovering around us.

Brooke: Oh, stop. Don’t worry about them. Just go and enjoy yourself, and you’ll be back before you know it.

Ridge: Okay. I will tell the pilot to get me here in plenty of time because I don’t want my wife to be alone on new year’S.

Brooker: Aww. Oh, I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful husband.

Ridge: I’ll be home before you know it.

Brooke: And I’ll be right here waiting for you.

Ridge: Yeah?

Brooke: Yes.

Sheila: Huh. Non-alcoholic is really not too bad. I’ve got taylor willing to give me another chance, what a wonderful woman. And brooke, on the other hand… you know, I hear the holidays can be really difficult… on alcoholics. Alcohol free or the real stuff? Brooke is never gonna know the difference.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

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Recap written by Eva

Lauren tells Phyllis that Jack canceled a meeting with her because he is in New York. Phyllis thinks Jack went to New York to get away from her and Lauren encourages Phyllis to spend New Year’s Eve with Jack. Lauren sends a text to
Jack asking him how long he will be in New York, and he responds that he will be in New York a few weeks. Phyllis thinks its for the best that Jack won’t be home for New Year’s Eve but, she is sad because she will be alone for New
Year’s Eve.

Abby and Chance are shocked when Devon asks them for shared custody of Dominic. Abby and Chance talk after Devon leaves and Chance thinks Devon is asking for custody of Dominic because Devon doesn’t trust him to take care of Dominic. Chance tells Abby he told Devon he felt overwhelmed by becoming a father. Chance also tells Abby he is having a hard time bonding with Dominic. Abby thinks that Devon is going through the same thing Mariah went through with Dominic and he will realize that they are Dominic’s parents. Abby also tells Chance that he will bond with the baby he just has to give it time.

Victoria figures out Billy is only pretending to spiral out of control when he pretends to be drunk while they talk and she takes the drink away from him and smells it and discovers it’s only apple juice. Billy and Lily go to Victoria’s office late and tell her about the plan to restore his reputation. Billy, asks Victoria to keep quiet, about the plan and she agrees to keep quiet for a price .

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Y&R Update Thursday, December 30 2021

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Recap written by Christine

It was New Year’s Eve. Lauren went to The Grand Phoenix to talk with Phyllis. According to Phyllis, Kyle and Summer took Nick to all the hot spots for his birthday, and he had a really good time. Lauren wondered what Phyllis would be doing tonight, since Jack wasn’t an option. Phyllis claimed that spending time with Jack tonight was never an option for her. She didn’t have plans, and Crystal, would be managing the hotel tonight. Lauren declared that Phyllis would spend the evening with her and Michael. Phyllis didn’t want to be a third wheel. Lauren said Chloe and Kevin would be there. That didn’t sound more appealing to Phyllis, and she didn’t want to be a fifth wheel. Lauren said she needed Phyllis to referee between her and Chloe, because there was still some tension after Chloe let Sally switch the wedding dresses. Lauren said she’d be hurling insults in Phyllis’s ear all night long and getting it out of her system so she didn’t ruin Michel and Kevin’s night. A night of trash-talking did sound appealing to Phyllis, and she accepted the invitation. Lauren thought Phyllis should text or call Jack and say Happy New Year, so he’d know everything was good between them even though she rejected his Christmas invitation. After Lauren left, Phyllis texted Jack. “Hey, Lauren told me you’re on a business trip. Hope it goes well. Guess I’ll see you next year.”

At their home, Abby fed Dominic and cooed over him. She flashed back to Devon asking for shared custody of Dominic. Chance came downstairs when he saw that Abby and Dominic weren’t napping anymore. She said her nap wasn’t nearly enough to make up for all the sleep she lost last night thinking about Devon’s request. Abby was caught off by Devon’s desire to alter the contract they made before Dominic was born. She thought that if Devon had said this up front, she it would’ve changed a lot of their decisions. She pointed out that they’d all agreed to this contract. Chance said that the plan didn’t take into account all the crazy things that happened this year. Abby thought they owed Devon a lot, and she was glad he wanted to be a part of Dominic’s life. Chance knew that it would be important to Dominic to have a relationship with Devon as he grew up. Abby didn’t want to jeopardize that. Chance asked if Abby was thinking of saying yes to Devon’s request.

The more Abby thought about what Devon was asking, the worse she felt. She said she could’ve asked anyone to take care of Dom while she was away, and she chose Devon. She wouldn’t have done that if he’d told her that he was having a hard time maintaining emotional boundaries. Chance said it might not have been an issue back then. Chance wondered if it didn’t become an issue until he got back and Devon saw him struggling. Abby didn’t think Devon would hold that against Chance. If anything, Abby thought Devon had an issue with her parenting. Chance didn’t think anyone would question Abby’s parenting. Abby said Devon may have found it irresponsible of her to drop the baby on Devon’s doorstep and head off to Spain. She reminded Chance that even he had some concerns about that. Chance said he was concerned about Abby’s safety. He understood why she felt compelled to look for him, and he was sure Devon did too. Abby said Devon might think that a good mother would never abandon their baby, under any circumstances. She thought that was why Devon wanted to be a bigger influence in Dom’s life and wanted to be his protector. She added that Devon witnessed her letting Stitch back into their lives, which showed terrible judgment. Chance didn’t think anyone could blame Abby for that. He said there was no way Devon could’ve known Stitch would do any of that. Abby clarified that Devon knew something was off with Stitch. It made her wonder if Devon’s protective instincts were better than hers. Chance urged Abby to breathe.

Abby and Chance wondered how Devon would react if they said no. Chance asked how far Abby thought Devon would go. Abby couldn’t believe they even had to think about this, since Devon had been so supportive up until now. Chance was sorry he mentioned it. He assumed the contract was solid. Abby said Christine looked over it line by line. She hoped it wouldn’t be an issue that she handled the contract while Chance was gone. He was sure it would be fine, and he doubted things would get to that point. He said whatever they decided, they had to be respectful of Devon’s feelings. Abby said even though they assured Devon time and time again that he’d always have access to Dom, it must be scary for him that he didn’t have a legal guarantee. “But look, we have to do what’s best for our son and our family,” Abby stated. Chance agreed. He suggested they go for a walk to clear their heads, and she agreed.

Nate and Elena were at Crimson Lights on the patio. They kissed as they talked about moving in together. He couldn’t wait to wake up with her in his arms. Devon showed up to help Elena move. Elena didn’t realize Devon would be involved. Nate had invited Devon to help. Elena went upstairs to box things up to be moved. Nate asked how things went with Abby and Chance. Devon hadn’t heard anything yet, and the more time that went by, the less optimistic he felt. Later, Devon was off somewhere, and Nate and Elena talked about him. Nate noticed something seemed off with Devon, and Nate brought her up to speed. Nate felt bad about convincing Devon to approach Abby and Chance about his feelings. Elena thought it was too soon to assume that Chance and Abby would turn Devon down.

Chance and Abby’s walk brought them to Crimson Lights, where Elena and Nate were excited to see the baby. Nate mentioned that Elena was moving in with him. Dominic smiled at Elena, and she thought he remembered her. Abby knew that Devon had Elena check in on Dominic while Abby and Chance were in Europe. Elena said she spent Thanksgiving with Dominic and they bonded. Devon came downstairs to see what was keeping Elena and Nate, and things were awkward with Abby and Chance. Elena and Nate exited the scene. “How’s my little guy doing?,” Devon asked Dominic, who smiled. Chance said they were out for a walk, and they didn’t have a decision for Devon. Devon said to take all the time they needed. He started to leave, but Abby pulled him aside to talk in private.

On the patio, Abby said she had a lot of questions, because she didn’t see this coming. Devon didn’t foresee it either. Abby asked if Devon was mad at her and Chance about something. He said no. this was just about him wanting to spend more time with Dominic. He also wanted her and Chance to be able to rely on him, the same way Dominic could. “So when you say that you want my son to be able to rely on you, is that because you think he can’t rely on me?,” she asked. Devon said that wasn’t what he meant. Abby asked if Devon thought she abandoned Dominic when she went to Spain. He said she wasn’t criticizing her parenting skills or Chance’s. He knew Abby and Chance were going through a lot. Abby knew about the conversation Chance and Devon had, and she said that Chance would learn how to take care of a baby. Devon was sure Chance would be a great parent. Devon maintained that he was just trying to help, but Abby thought it was more to it than that. “You’re not asking to babysit. You’re asking for shared custody. For legal rights to my son!,” she yelled. Devon didn’t intend to make Chance and Abby feel so defensive about this. He concluded that this was a bad idea. Dominic cried, and Abby went back in.

Chance told Abby that he had it under control. Devon entered and watched from a distance as Chance and Abby tried to soothe Dominic. As Devon was leaving, Chance and Abby got the baby to stop crying. Nate and Elena returned, and Devon said something came up, and he couldn’t help Elena move after all. He left.

Sally approached Adam at Society and asked if he’d considered her proposal to hang out on New Year’s Eve and do nothing together. He thought it all depended on what the “nothing” was. She said they could go to dinner or a jazz club. He thought that was at odds with doing nothing. She said they could hang out and watch a movie. He didn’t want to watch a New Year’s themed movie, and he didn’t like her idea to watch a slasher film. She suggested Hitchcock. They took turns rattling off Hitchcock movies, and he revealed that he was a huge fan. “Cool, then maybe you’ll hear from me. Or not,” she said. He left.

Chloe was at Chelsea’s. They talked about their kids, and Chloe said that Esther set the clocks forward four hours, so the kids could ring in the new year while still making bedtime. Connor would be at a sleepover tonight. Chloe invited Chelsea to hang out with her, Kevin, Michael and Lauren, but Chelsea was planning a quiet evening at home. She was thinking of inviting Adam over, since she had such a great view for the fireworks. Chloe sighed. Chelsea said not to make a big deal out of this, and she noted that she spent Christmas with Adam. Chloe said that lots of parents sucked it up and spent Christmas together for their kids. Chelsea was offended because she took that to mean that Adam wouldn’t have anything to do with her if it weren’t for Connor. Chloe said that wasn’t what she meant. Chelsea insisted that she and Adam were friends, even after everything she put him through. Chelsea stated that Adam hired Chloe, then he hired Chelsea, and that had to be a sign of something. Chloe thought he did that because he felt guilty. Chelsea knew Adam cared about her from the heart and not out of obligation. Chloe was dismayed when Chelsea revealed that she still wanted to be with Adam.

Chelsea didn’t want to hear the same old argument about why she and Adam shouldn’t get back together. “You would think that after everything that he’s put you through, I wouldn’t have to remind you,” Chloe stated. Chelsea acknowledged that her relationship with Adam was toxic in the past, and it caused her to almost lose her mind, but she learned from her mistakes and left them in the past. Chloe said there were so many beautiful, sweet, non-toxic men who’d make Chelsea so happy. Chelsea maintained that what she and Adam had was unique. Chloe asked if Chelsea felt incapable or unworthy of having a normal relationship. Chelsea said that Christmas was normal and special, and she hadn’t felt this happy or more at peace in a really long time, and that had to count for something. Chloe was glad that Chelsea and Adam were able to be civil for a few hours, but that didn’t mean it’d work out in the long run. Chelsea was convinced Adam changed, and she’d changed too.

Chelsea admitted Adam was skeptical about getting back together with Chelsea, but she thought that, in time, he’d trust her again. Chloe realized that she couldn’t talk Chelsea out of this. Chloe plead with Chelsea to spend tonight with her friends, and she said Chelsea could call Adam tomorrow. Chelsea wondered why it was so important to Chloe that she didn’t see Adam tonight. “Does Adam have plans with Sally?,” Chelsea demanded to know. Chloe didn’t know, but she admitted that Sally had been evasive about her plans for the night. Chelsea believed that Sally didn’t want to admit she was spending New Year’s Eve with Adam because Chloe warned her so many times to stay away. Chloe noted that she’d warned Chelsea too. Chelsea thought that was totally different because she and Adam had a history and a child. Chloe didn’t want Sally or Chelsea to get mixed up with this snake. Chelsea asked how Chloe was going to stop Sally and Adam’s plans. Chloe said Adam didn’t need her permission to date someone. Chelsea got even more worked up at the mention of the word “date.” Chloe urged Chelsea to stop stewing over this and come hang out with her friends. Chelsea decided that she would do something for New Year’s, but not with Chloe.

After Chloe left, Chelsea called Adam, who was at work. She sounded upset and claimed she had something important to discuss. He asked if she and Connor were okay, and she replied that she didn’t want to discuss it over the phone. He immediately went to the penthouse and was alarmed when he didn’t see Connor. She said Connor was fine and on a sleepover. Adam asked why Chelsea was so upset. Chelsea said it was nothing specific – she couldn’t take it anymore, and she had to get out of this penthouse. She said Adam should understand because he’d left the penthouse for the same reason. She said the memories were haunting her. He totally understood. Chelsea said she tried to get past it for Connor, but he didn’t know everything that happened here. She brought up the hurt she and Adam caused each other. All the time she spent trapped in her own mind screaming to get out. She wished she could go back in time and get herself to realize what she was throwing away before it was too late. Adam could relate. He said if she was asking for permission to move, she had it. He stated that he gave her the penthouse, so she could so whatever she wanted with it. She wasn’t asking for permission. He said if she was looking for forgiveness, she had that too. She tearfully said the loving memories hurt more than the dark ones.

Adam didn’t think it was good for either of them to dwell on the past. She said it was easy for him to say because he moved away. She couldn’t help but think of that New Year’s Eve two years ago. He tried to get hr not to go there, but she said she couldn’t help it. Two years ago, they spent New Year’s Eve at the penthouse. They’d connected without words and watched the fireworks, and she’d known this was where she wanted to be. The next day, they’d decided to put their family back together. He pointed out that a lot happened since then. Chelsea remembered the hope, love and excitement they’d felt two years ago. She asked what happened and how they lost it all.

Chloe and Kevin were at Society. He showed her a party tiara he got for Bella. He also got himself some 2022 glasses because he thought if he wore them, it would make Miles laugh. Chloe didn’t seem interested, and Kevin asked what was wrong. She said she was worried about a work situation. She told him about the Chelsea/Adam/Sally New Year’s Eve situation. Kevin knew this could be an issue since Chelsea had a history of overreacting when she got jealous.

Kevin said that two reckless women competing for the same manipulative narcissist in the same workplace was a recipe for disaster, but there was nothing Chloe could do about it for tonight. He asked if they could please just enjoy their last date night of the year. She wished she could, but she spent so much energy building the platform from scratch, and she couldn’t just sit back and watch it blow up. Kevin didn’t think it’d be the worst thing if Chloe lost this job and never had to worry about Sally and Adam again. Chloe knew she only got involved to give Chelsea a soft place to land, but she was invested now, and she couldn’t watch all her hard work go down the drain. Chloe said that Chelsea and Sally were nonchalant about the whole thing, meanwhile they were on a collision course. She didn’t understand how such beautiful talented women who had so much going for them could get sucked into thinking that Adam, of all people, was worth fighting for. Chloe thought Adam deserved to be alone and miserable for the rest of his life. Kevin flippantly suggested Chloe just tell Adam that. Chloe took it as sincere advice and decided that she would try and convince Adam that it was in his self interest to leave both women alone.

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Y&R Update Wednesday, December 29 2021

Young & The Restless Update

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Recap written by Christine

Sally entered Adam’s office at Newman Media to talk about the video she sent him of Billy at the dive bar. He appreciated the video, and he said she was the best. She was curious what he was going to do with the videos. He hadn’t made a decision yet. She admitted she was kind of ambivalent about the whole thing. She said that watching Billy drink and gamble, knowing he was an addict, wasn’t taking the high road. Adam made it clear that he didn’t take in pleasure in Billy’s relapse. Adam said he didn’t want or cause this, despite what Billy claimed. Adam said Billy wasn’t on the street – he was a trust fund baby with a lot of opportunities. Adam said Billy threatened him openly, so Adam wanted to be prepared. Sally asked if Adam wanted the videos for protection in case Billy came after him.

Adam said the evidence of Billy drinking and gambling was nothing new, because he’d done this many times in the course of his life. Sally thought that was sad, and Adam agreed. He understood why she was on the fence about exposing Billy’s behavior after seeing it up close. He didn’t think a preemptive strike against Billy was warranted. Sally was relieved because she wasn’t looking forward to a big war that could mess up the plans they had for Newman Fashion. He told her she had nothing to worry about. He thought 2022 would be a breakout year. She asked if he had plans for New Year’s Eve. He didn’t, and neither did she. She suggested they do “nothing” together as friends and colleagues. He said that was an original idea. “Just like me,” she said. She left with a smile on her face.

Sally and Chloe met at Crimson Lights. Chloe said Chelsea’s triumphant return had the fashion world buzzing because people loved a good redemption story. Newman Fashion was getting a ton of interview requests from the major trade publications, and they all wanted an exclusive. Chloe said it occurred to her and Chelsea that since they were starting a video platform, they shouldn’t give away their biggest story. Chloe noticed that Sally wasn’t really listening. Chloe asked if Sally was feeling threatened with Chelsea being her boss, because that was all in writing. Sally didn’t feel threatened. Chloe guessed Sally was being this way because she didn’t have New Year’s Eve plans. Chloe invited Sally to come spend the evening with her, Kevin, Michael and Lauren. Chloe said Sally could make nice with Lauren after the wedding dress fiasco. Sally said she did have plans for that night. Chloe tried to politely figure out Sally’s plans, and when that didn’t work, she demanded to know who Sally was spending New Year’s Eve with. Sally said that it she had a boring evening to look forward to.

At the condo, Billy and Victoria debated the price of her silence. She knew that Billy was setting a trap for Adam. Billy thought that Adam’s downfall should be enough for Victoria. Victoria wasn’t sure Adam would actually believe Billy was spiraling out of control, but Billy was confident in his plan. He thought Adam would publish a story about his drinking and gambling, and then Billy would threaten to sue. Lily didn’t think Victoria would be here making demands if she didn’t think Billy could pull this off. “I won’t tip off Adam or my father if, and only if, you go through with this lawsuit,” Victoria said. She wanted Billy to demand a crushing amount of money. Billy said it wasn’t about the money, and there was no guarantee Newman Media would have to pay out a dime. Victoria said the hit to Newman Media’s reputation would be devastating, and that would be enough. All Billy wanted was for Adam to admit he set Billy up. Victoria said that would mean a public acknowledgment that the story Billy published about Ashland’s criminal activities was true. Billy pointed out that it was true. Victoria didn’t want her husband taking a hit for something he did in the distant past. He assumed she wanted to use his lawsuit to scoop up Newman Media, the company her father snaked out from under her. She said she was simply giving him the terms of her silence.

Billy thought there was a way for both of them to benefit. He said, if or when Victoria got Newman Media back, she should let him run it. She scoffed and said he failed at ChancComm, so why would she give him a chance at Newman Media? He said he didn’t fail, and he rehashed all the details about falling into the trap set for him and the hacking incident that released the article etc. He wanted to salvage his reputation. “Don’t take that away from me. You owe me this much,” he stated. Victoria admitted that Billy made a compelling case, but she wasn’t expecting him to make a counter proposal. They debated the proposal. He felt like she wanted to get ChancComm and Newman Media and leave him out in the cold. She noted that she never turned down his offer, but he countered that she didn’t say yes either. She said a good leader should show good judgment, and he’d given her plenty of reason to doubt him. He thought this was a classic Victor move. He wondered if Victoria was trying to get Newman Media because Ashland wished he’d sold Cyaxares to her. Victoria said not to worry about her motivation – one word from her, and Billy’s plan was finished. Billy asked if Victoria was enjoying his downfall and watching Victor and Adam gloat. She said her personal feelings were beside the point. He thought that was convenient. He stated that this was his life and his reputation, and he asked if she wanted their kids to find out about this, because they would at some point. He said that it’d be good business for him to run Newman Media, and he could continue the good work he did at ChancComm for both of Victoria’s companies. Lily thought Billy was losing sight of what this plan was supposed to be about. Billy turned back to Victoria and said that, after everything Victor and Adam did to him, he deserved this. Victoria said she’d take it under consideration, and she left.

Victoria went to her office and told Ashland that Billy had been faking the whole time. Ashland wasn’t surprised, because this was exactly the kind of stunt Billy would try to pull, though there was a certain warped elegance to the whole thing. Victoria said she was thinking of staying quiet, letting it all play out and letting Adam and Newman Media fall into the trap. Ashland noted that this could be damaging, since the article about him was true. Victoria thought she may have found a way around it. She told him about her plan to use Billy’s lawsuit to soften up Newman Media for a takeover by Newman/Locke. He asked if it was wise to go up against her father. Victoria said it wouldn’t be the first time. She thought that once the shock wore off, Victor would admire her for it. Ashland asked why Billy would want to hand Newman Media over to them. She said Billy wanted her to put him in charge. Ashland hoped Victoria wasn’t considering that. Ashland said that Billy had tried to hurt them, and he hated Ashland. Victoria said no one knew Billy better than her, and she promised he wouldn’t be a problem. “So keep your enemies close and take everything,” Ashland stated, and Victoria said exactly. Ashland loved the way Victoria’s mind worked. Ashland had good news too.

Victoria and Ashland went to the main house to make an announcement to her parents. The experimental treatment seemed to have stopped the cancer in its tracks. Nikki and Victor were happy to hear that. Ashland said it was only one test, but Victoria stated that things were trending in the right direction. Victor said that meant Ashland had to stop kicking back at Newman/Locke. Ashland said they could put the power into power couple, and he kissed Victoria on the top of her head. Victoria said it would be an answer to her prayers. Adam showed up to talk about Newman Media, but Victor said they were celebrating. He and Nikki went to get champagne. Victoria told Adam the news, and he said he was delighted for Ashland and Victoria. Victoria shifted gears and said it was disconcerting to see Billy day drinking. She was glad the kids would be off to boarding school so they wouldn’t have to watch their father implode. Adam said it was all too predictable. Victoria said she hoped Adam didn’t plan to exploit this, though she figured Adam thought Billy had it coming after the article he published on Adam. Adam said that Billy wasn’t doing anything they hadn’t seen before, so there wasn’t much to exploit.

Lily was put out because Billy added a whole new dimension to his plan without even discussing it with her. Billy said that Victoria knew he was lying and she held the cards. He was trying to make it work for everyone. Lily disagreed and said Billy was at Victoria’s mercy. She asked if he really thought Victoria would let him run Newman Media after he tried to stop her wedding and after what he tried to do to her husband. “Do you really think that you can trust her with anything?,” Lily asked. Billy said that he was just trying to salvage things now that Victoria knew the truth. He thought his new plan could be a win-win. Lily thought Billy was being hopelessly naive. She couldn’t believe how easily he was giving into Victoria’s plan. He said he was trying to be realistic after losing his leverage. He thought it would be satisfying to run a company with Newman in the name, and it’d drive Victor and Adam crazy. Lily disapprovingly asked if the goal was about revenge now. Billy said no – he was trying to roll with the punches. She pointed out that he’d be working with his ex and her husband, who had a grudge against him. Billy said they’d all been able to raise the children together, so he thought they could do this too.

Billy said Victoria was talking tough earlier, but he thought she respected his business acumen. “Oh my God, Billy. She’s using you. She’s using you and you’re letting her do it,” Lily exclaimed. Lily said it didn’t even matter because Billy’s cover was blown with someone who couldn’t be trusted. “You are all pawns to [Victoria]. Her father, her brother, her husband. You. You’re all pawns in her game to out-Victor Victor,” Lily contended. Lily said in order for this plan to work, Billy now had to trick Adam into doing something that would allow him to be sued, and Adam was no fool. Lily thought it was clear that Adam had no interest in Billy’s return-to-the-gutter act. Billy asked if he and Lily could table this for now and enjoy New Year’s Eve. Victoria called from the ranch and told Billy that Adam wasn’t taking the bait. “You’re gonna have to up your game,” Victoria said.

Rey was waiting for takeout at Society when Chelsea returned for the gloves she left behind. She thanked him for the gift he sent Connor, a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. She said Connor thought Rey walked on water. As leery as she was about Connor living at the ranch where Victor had so much access, it comforted her that Rey lived close by. Rey saw Noah and Connor playing hockey on the pond the other day, and Rey was impressed with Connor’s skills. He asked Chelsea how she was. She was happy because her son was. Rey noted that he asked about Chelsea, and he assured her she could be honest with him. She felt that he was one of the few people she could tell the unvarnished truth to, which was saying a lot given their history. He saw her climb out of that dark place and get her life back together. She said she didn’t feel settled back into her life. She was living in the penthouse with all those memories, and she was working at Adam’s company. The situation was loaded with landmines, but it was worth it for Connor. Rey assumed Connor wanted his parents together. Chelsea said they made it clear it wasn’t’ happening. Rey hoped that was true. He wanted her to be able to see how much better she was without Adam.

Chelsea said Adam was a good dad, and that was all she could ask for. He wasn’t always the best role model in the past, but he was making changes. Rey said Adam wanted people to think he was changing. Chelsea was sure Adam loved his son. Chelsea said Rey wasn’t like Adam – he wasn’t constantly a good role model. Rey thought he would’ve been a good dad, but he didn’t think that was in the cards for him and Sharon. He did love being a stepdad though. Chelsea said Faith had the best dad in the world, but she was lucky to have Rey in her life too. Rey got his order, and he wished Chelsea a happy new year.

At Crimson Lights, Mariah and Tessa asked when they could move into the apartment upstairs. Sharon had a process she conducted between tenants, like painting and shampooing the rugs, and she wanted to do it this time to, so things would be perfect for Tessa and Mariah. Tessa and Mariah were excited about moving in. Mariah revealed that she and Tessa were were going to start the adoption process soon. Mariah said that Tessa would be touring a lot, and Mariah shouldn’t get pregnant for at least a year, so adoption made the most logical sense. A subdued Sharon said she was happy to hear that. Mariah said she and Tessa made this decision together, and they didn’t make it lightly. Tessa never thought this would be possible for her until Mariah. Tessa said this was an expression of their love and commitment to each other. Mariah said they wouldn’t go through with this until they were genuinely sure.

Sharon said she was happy about this, but she warned that the adoption process was long and difficult. They were aware, and that was why they were starting the process now. Mariah added that they would likely face more challenges as a same sex couple, but they were up for the obstacles. Noah showed up and said he had the final artwork for Tessa’s album cover. Tessa said they were in the middle of something, but Mariah said it was fine, so Tessa and Noah headed to the patio. Mariah wanted to know how Sharon really felt, because she seemed worried. Sharon truly was behind Mariah’s decision. She thought that it was such a beautiful, hopeful thing to want to raise a child, but the adoption process was daunting. Sometimes things didn’t work out, which concerned Sharon, because Mariah had already experienced so much heartache. Mariah knew Sharon just wanted to protect her. Sharon said it was part of being a parent. Mariah knew things were complicated, but that was life. Mariah was always been ready to take on the obstacles, and she was lucky to have a supportive partner who was just as scrappy as her. Sharon said Mariah and Tessa would need to lean on each other through all the waiting and disappointments until they got to the other side.

Out on the patio, Tessa saw the album cover. It was a black and white photo of her face superimposed on a cityscape. The album name was City Diaries. Tessa noted that Noah had achieved everything he’d envisioned when they talked about the cover. “Look what I had to work with,” a complimentary Noah replied. He thought she was passionate, fearless and she was willing to be vulnerable. It was one of the many reasons he adored her. Tessa was caught off guard, and Noah quickly stated that he adored her as a fan and friend. Mariah came out to see the album cover. Mariah thought it was truly incredible, but she said he had an ideal subject. He agreed. Mariah asked what Tessa thought. Tessa said she was blown away. Mariah thought Noah would appreciate Tessa’s unfiltered feedback. Noah said he didn’t want to put Tessa on the spot. He told her to spend a couple of days thinking about it, and he said there was still time to change things. Noah went inside. Mariah could tell something was bothering Tessa. Tessa loved the album artwork, but she felt kind of weird walking away from that conversation with Sharon. “Do you think that she’s not as excited about our decision to adopt a baby?,” Tessa asked. Mariah brought Tessa up to speed on Sharon’s position. Tessa said they’d overcome so much, and they could do this – they could make a family.

Sharon asked Noah how Tessa and Mariah liked the cover. Noah had a meeting, so he didn’t have time to discuss it. He left as Rey came in. Sharon told Rey there was a lot going on with the kids today. He asked if she wanted to talk about it or if she wanted a distraction. She chose option two, so he said he’d have an employee take over at the coffeehouse and take her home.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, December 28 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Billy was at Society. He saw Victoria coming in, so he ordered another apple juice in a scotch glass and pretended to be drunk. The kids were on a playdate, and she was glad they weren’t with her, so they didn’t see him drinking in the middle of the afternoon. He defended his actions. She asked if Lily knew where he was, and he said it didn’t concern Victoria. She wished she didn’t know what it was like to be in Lily’s shoes. Billy told Victoria not to pretend that this wasn’t what she wanted. She disagreed. She asked if he thought she liked sending the kids to boarding school. He argued that she could’ve stopped Victor and Adam. Victoria wanted Billy to stop blaming people for his problems. She said her dad and Adam didn’t force him to order that drink. She tried to take his drink away, and in the tussle over it, it spilled on her hand, and she smelled that it was apple juice. Victoria wanted an explanation for why a grown man was at a bar drinking apple juice. Billy asked if Victoria would believe he acquired a taste for it after buying it for the kids. She didn’t. She knew he ordered it because it looked like scotch. She asked if he was trying to make her feel guilty, because it was passive aggressive and ineffective. He stated that it was nearly impossible to make a Newman feel guilty. He thought that the empathy gene must’ve skipped a few generations in her family. She asked if he was trying to punish her, and he paid for his drink and left.

Lily ran into Nate at Crimson Lights. She was glad Nate and Devon seemed to be getting along well at Christmas. Nate said he told Devon to talk to Abby and Chance about his attachment to the baby, and maybe revisit the original arrangement. Nate didn’t think Devon would take his advice, and Lily said she thought it’d be better if he didn’t. Lily had been on the other side of this situation, because Mac carried Lily’s twins, so Lily knew how sensitive this could be. Nate wondered if he should’ve told Devon to talk to Lily. Lily said that new parents were feeling joy and relief, but there was also a lot of doubt. She was concerned that if Devon said something to Abby and Chance, they might infer that Devon thought he could do a better job. Nate said Abby left Dom with Devon instead of her parents or siblings, and that told him that he was the one most equipped to take care of the baby. Lily said Abby was going through a crisis at the time, and she probably didn’t think things through. Lily was sure that Devon, Abby and Chance would figure things out.

When Billy got home, Lily was ending a call with her kids. They were in Hawaii with their father. Billy told Lily what happened at Society. He was worried that the plan to trick Adam was going to fall apart. He didn’t think Lily would mind that happening. Lily didn’t love his plan, but she knew how important it was for him to redeem himself publicly. She said he might have to find another way. He said maybe they could convince Victoria to keep her mouth shut.

Lily and Billy went to Victoria’s office. Lily revealed that she knew Billy wasn’t falling apart. Victoria realized this meant Lily wasn’t sincere when she came to Victoria to ask what the signs of Billy’s relapse were. Victoria stated that Lily had just been playing on her emotions. Lily was sorry. Billy explained his goal of getting Adam to publish an article about his supposed downward spiral. Then Billy would prove he wasn’t drinking or gambling and threaten to sue Newman Media unless they publicly acknowledged the pain they caused ChancComm and his reputation. Victoria said that only Billy would come up with a plan this stupid. She thought he should just rebuild his reputation by getting another job. Billy said that Victoria wouldn’t take this if it happened to her. Victoria said she would’ve caught Adam and Victor before they had a chance to do anything. Lily said she had the same concerns as Victoria did, but she thought there was a poetic justice to the plan. She asked if Victoria really wanted Adam to come out on top and continue to get away with the things he did. Victoria thought her feelings about Adam were irrelevant. Lily countered that Victoria attempted to intervene when Adam tried to scoop up ChancComm. Victoria said she making a play for ChancComm was a financially sound decision; she wasn’t trying to rescue Billy. She didn’t have that compulsion anymore. Billy said he didn’t need rescuing, he just wanted her to stay out of this, and wash her hands of him like she’d said she wanted to. She asked if he wanted her to stay quiet while he set a trap for her father. He said he was trying to prove to Victor that Adam had no place running Newman Media. He vowed to take Adam down, and he knew, deep down, that she wanted that too. He told her to stay out of it. She resented being put in the middle of this mess. She said none of this would be happening if he’d listened to her and left Ashland alone. He acknowledged he made mistakes, but he said he also got screwed over. Lily said they were going to go and give Victoria time to think this over. She told them not to hold their breath.

Lily and Billy went home. He was on edge waiting to hear from Victoria. Lily agreed with Victoria that there were other ways for Billy to redeem himself. She offered him a job as consultant at Chancellor. She was going to consult with him anyway, so she figured he’d might as well take the title and salary and build his reputation that way. Victoria arrived. She thought that this plan was flawed and outrageous, but she was willing to keep quiet, for a price. “If I go along with this, there has to be something in it for me,” Victoria stated.

At the Chancellor house, Abby exclaimed that her three favorite guys were in one room. She and Chance watched Devon feed a now calm Dominic. Chance called Devon a baby whisperer. Devon had something to say. Abby put the baby down for a nap, then they all sat down to talk. Devon said being Dominic’s godfather and watching him while Abby and Chance were out of town had been an incredible experience. Chance said that they were grateful they had Devon to rely on. Devon appreciated that they wanted Dominic to know who he was and wanted him to feel welcome. Abby said that Devon was family, and the bond he shared with her and Chance’s son was special and important. Devon agreed, and that was why he was hoping to amend the agreement. Abby and Chance looked stunned.

Chance didn’t understand why Devon was saying this, after he’d just said how well things were going. Devon said he never imagined that he’d be part of Dominic’s delivery and birth and be the first person to hold him. He also never expected Abby to leave the baby with him. He was happy she did, and he felt like that time really cemented his bond with Dominic. When he entered this arrangement, he thought he’d be the family friend, who visited for birthdays and holidays, but after everything that happened, he wanted more, and he hoped that they could all agree that would be good for Dominic. He was wondering if they’d consider amending the agreement to reflect how he was feeling. He wanted to spend time with Dominic. Abby said that Devon was welcome to visit any time. Devon wanted some scheduled one on one time with Dominic, and he was thinking Dominic could have his own room at Devon’s place. Abby thought it sounded like Devon was asking for shared custody. Devon wouldn’t use those words, but practically speaking, that was what he wanted.

Abby was confused and asked if they did something to make Devon feel left out, because she couldn’t think of a single instance of that happening. Devon said it wasn’t about anything they did, it was only about him wanting to spend more time with Dominic. Devon didn’t have a father figure until he met Neil, and he didn’t know his biological father until much later. He thought this last year had taught them that life was unpredictable, and he just wanted Dominic to know he could count on Devon. Devon didn’t want Dominic to see him as a father – he didn’t want to take that role from Chance. He just wanted to be someone who loved and supported Dominic. Abby thought that was already happening – as little as Dominic was, she could see that he loved and trusted Devon. Devon agreed, and that is why he felt confident enough to ask for something in writing. Abby said “wow” and walked off. Chance understood where Devon was coming from, and he said he and Abby would talk about this, then they’d get back to him. Devon left.

Abby didn’t understand this. “I do. It’s because of me,” Chance replied. Abby didn’t think Chance should blame himself, since Devon said this wasn’t about anything they did. Chance pointed out that Devon’s bond strengthened with Dominic because he delivered him and because he watched him while Abby was gone. All those things happened because Chance went on that mission. Abby refused to let Chance beat himself up over this. She felt if anyone was to blame, it was her, for leaving Dominic with Devon instead of one of his grandmothers. Chance thought Devon said the future was unpredictable because he didn’t trust Chance to come through for Abby and Dom. Abby thought that was a big leap, and she asked why he thought that. Chance admitted he said some things to Devon the other night that he probably shouldn’t have.

Devon already told Abby about the conversation he and Chance had at Society. he’d said Chance was having a hard time adjusting to life back at home. Abby asked if there was more to it than that. Chance thought he should’ve kept his feelings to himself, or at least not opened up to the biological father of their son. Chance said he’d hinted to Devon that he was a bit overwhelmed with life at home and with being a father. Chance was glad to be a father, but this was so much harder than he thought it’d be. He said that Devon seemed to instinctively understand the baby, he was able to calm the baby down, and he was doing things Chance might not be able to do. Abby didn’t realize how much Chance was struggling, but she thought his feelings with natural and that his bond with the baby would grow over time. Chance knew, but he thought that telling Devon that made him feel like he needed to take action. Abby thought they needed to take Devon at his word when he said this had nothing to do with Chance or Abby. She likened this to Mariah growing more attached to Dominic than anyone expected. Abby said it took time, but Mariah realized she needed to step back and get a new perspective. She thought they needed to be patient with Devon.

Abby was a little worried that Chance didn’t come to her earlier with his feelings. She understood it was probably a little frustrating that his connection didn’t click right away, but it would grow over time. She said they’d have to think of different approaches. He said she was amazing. She said she was in love. She promised he could talk to her about anything, and it wouldn’t scare or disappoint her. She was tough. He was sorry she had to be. She said to stop, because she was the luckiest woman in the world to be his wife, and she was happy he was home. They hugged.

Nick ran into Phyllis at the hotel after his meeting. She enjoyed the video chat with Summer and the game. He thought it was clear Harrison liked her Christmas gift the best. She said it wasn’t a contest, but if it was, she won. He mentioned that he was wearing the Christmas gift from her. She knew, she could smell his essence. She told him not to expect a birthday gift, since she didn’t think that far in advance. He revealed that he’d given himself the best gift ever because he was going to go visit Summer. She was happy for him, but she looked a bit sad because she also wanted to see Summer.

Nick’s sudden urge to go to Italy was a gift and a New Year’s resolution. He was trying to be more spontaneous. Phyllis thought that having a New Year’s Eve birthday forced people to examine his their choices. She admired that he was doing that. She told him to have fun and let her know if he needed anything from Genoa City. He appreciated it, but he wasn’t her problem anymore. She acknowledged that was true, and she wished him a happy New Year. He left. Lauren came out of the restaurant, where she’d had a meeting. Phyllis was glad Lauren wasn’t another one of her exes. Lauren asked which one – Nick or Jack. Phyllis said both, but she just saw Nick. Phyllis was jealous Nick was going to visit Summer. She couldn’t go because it’d look like she was stalking Nick, and she couldn’t leave the hotel over the holiday season. Lauren got a text from Jack saying he was in NY for a meeting, so he canceled his meeting with Lauren for tomorrow. Phyllis wondered why Jack would leave town in the holiday season, and she thought maybe he did it to get away from her.

Phyllis said she had to turn down Jack’s offer to spend Christmas Eve with his family. She said his sisters hated her. Lauren was sure Jack felt rejected. Lauren wasn’t buying Phyllis’s story, because the Phyllis Lauren knew would revel in the chance to make Ashley and Traci uncomfortable. Lauren thought this was about Phyllis and Jack. Phyllis said she and Jack were in a weird delicate place, and she didn’t want to screw things up by pushing out of friendship and into something else. Lauren thought it sounded like Phyllis’s fear already damaged the relationship. Phyllis didn’t know what to do. Lauren said it depended on how long Jack would be in NY – maybe Phyllis could make it up to him on New Year’s Eve. Lauren said the worst case scenario would be that Phyllis had a pleasant evening with a good friend. Phyllis was sure it could get much worse than that. Lauren asked if Phyllis would want a New Year’s kiss from Jack. Phyllis said maybe. Lauren asked if the theoretical kiss would be on the cheek or lips. Phyllis didn’t know. It was so complicated. Lauren texted Jack to see how long he’d be in NY, and he said a few weeks. Phyllis decided that meant that this idea wasn’t meant to be. She thought it was for the best because she, Jack and the holidays were a bad mix.

Nick went to Crimson Lights and helped Sharon with all her gift bags that she was carrying in. He asked her to watch Christian while he was in Milan, and she quickly agreed. She’d noticed he seemed pensive and reflective on Christmas Eve. Faith told Sharon something about a dream Nick had. Nick said it wasn’t a big deal, and he barely remembered it. Nick admitted that some of the things he’d been struggling with may have bubbled to the surface in his dream, but he didn’t want to talk about it. Sharon said she was always there for Nick if he wanted to talk. He knew.

Devon and Nate talked on the Crimson Lights patio. Devon brought Nate up to speed on how things went at the Chancellor house. Chance had said he understood where Devon was coming from. Nate thought that was a good sign. Devon hoped they’d see it would be good for the baby to spend more time with his godfather. Nate had to go back to helping Elena pack, and he urged Devon to come with him and say hi.

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Y&R Update Monday, December 27 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Chelsea and Abby bumped into each other at Society. Chelsea met Dominic, then she and Abby talked about their sons. Chelsea was sure Abby was glad Chance was back. Abby called his return a miracle. Chelsea wasn’t sure her return would have the same kind of happy ending. Abby assumed Chelsea’s rough patch was behind her. Chelsea wasn’t sure how people would react to her return – she may not have burned all the bridges, but she certainly set some fires. Abby was sure people would forgive Chelsea. Chelsea could take being shunned as long as she got to spend time with her son. Abby said no one in this town, especially Abby’s family, should judge Chelsea. Abby said Chelsea should let her know if anyone gave Chelsea a hard time. Chelsea mentioned that she and Adam spent Christmas together, for Connor. Abby admitted she was impressed with how Adam turned his life around. Chelsea said he was great with Connor, and he’d been surprisingly considerate with her. Abby asked if Adam and Chelsea might got back together.

Chelsea said she and Adam put each other through the worst, but they were still standing. Abby said that could build resilience. Chelsea was trying to put her past behind her, since dwelling on it wouldn’t help her or the people she hurt. Abby said Adam changed too, and maybe Chelsea and Adam could rebuild. Chelsea said that would be hard, but it you never know. Abby thought it was a step in the right direction that Chelsea and Adam co-parented so well together. The last few months taught Abby a lot about family and unity, and it wasn’t about Chance – all the friends and family around her helped her through the ordeal. Abby and Dominic went to the kitchen to talk to the chef.

Chloe joined Chelsea and asked how her Christmas was with Connor. Chelsea said it was perfect, and Adam was civil and pleasant. They got to work, and Chloe said she wanted to get back to design and sales. Chelsea wanted that too, and she’d been sketching out some ideas. Chelsea said she had an interesting afternoon with Sally and Adam here at Society. Chelsea thought Sally was smart and ambitious, and a handful. Chelsea said there was definitely an air of competition in the air, and Sally tried to top Chelsea’s ideas when they were brainstorming. Chloe thought healthy competition was good. Chelsea thought “healthy” was the operative word. Chelsea said that Sally had been trying to impress Adam. Chelsea said if she worked with Sally, she was going to have to be the boss, and she wanted that in her contract.

Adam and Chance ran into each other at Crimson Lights. They made small talk, and Adam said he skipped Chance’s welcome home party because he wasn’t sure he’d be welcome. Chance said the party was overwhelming because he was welcomed as a hero, and he didn’t feel that way. Adam said that Connor had a gift for Dominic. Chance invited Adam and Connor to drop by some time. Chance heard from Abby that Adam was pretty busy with Newman Media and being a single parent. Adam thought it was nice of Abby to paint him in a positive light, but he was sure Chance had his doubts. The last time they talked, Chance said he and Adam couldn’t be friends. Adam said he deserved that, and he was trying hard to redeem himself. He thought it was going well. He had a long way to go, but he made a lot of progress, especially with his family. Adam had to earn the trust of a lot of people, and Chance was at the top of the list. Chance said Adam didn’t owe him anything. Adam asked Chance to grab coffee. At first Chance said he was too busy, but then he changed his mind and sat down with Adam.

Adam and Chance talked. Chance admitted that he hadn’t adjusted to being home yet. Adam read a bit about Chance’s mission, but the articles were light on the details. Adam knew how hard it was for Chance to be undercover in Vegas, though. Chance wasn’t ready to talk about Spain with Adam, although he might be some day. Adam missed a lot of time with Connor, and it hurt, and when he came back, he mistakenly focused on all the things he wasn’t their for instead of enjoying his time with his son. Chance recalled Jack saying something similar about Kyle. However, Chance thought his situation was different. Adam said every father thought that. Chance said he was thousands of miles away thinking he was saving the world when he should’ve been protecting his family. He didn’t think Stitch would’ve taken Mariah if Chance was in town. Adam knew all too well how guilt could keep you rooted to the past. Adam recommended focusing on the day to day stuff with Dominic because that was how you created a bond. Chance wished it worked that way. Adam urged Chance to learn from Adam’s mistakes. Chance said Abby was waiting, and he left.

Back at Society, Abby dealt with the seafood supplier and Dominic started crying. The call wasn’t going well, but she had to hang up because of the baby. Chance arrived and said he’d take Dominic home for father/son time. Abby was concerned because Chance was new to childcare, but Chance said he could handle it.

At Crimson Lights on the patio, Elena told Sharon that she was giving notice on the apartment upstairs because she was moving in with Nate. Sharon was excited for Elena and Nate. Elena said moving in made sense, but she did have some concerns about the overlap between home and work, now that Nate was her boss. Sharon thought it’d be fine, since Nate and Elena were in love. She said every relationship had an issue or two, and at least Elena and Nate knew what their issue was. Elena hoped they could strike a good balance – she didn’t want to go home and talk about work over dinner.

Sharon thought Elena should think of her house as a respite from the hospital. It wasn’t realistic to never talk about work, but Nate and Elena could set up a designated evening when they didn’t talk about the hospital. Elena knew that would be hard, but she thought they could do it. Sharon said Elena and Nate should make their home a place for both of them. Sharon noted that it could be tricky because Elena was moving into Nate’s. Elena never thought of that. Sharon asked if Elena had some things to bring and if Nate was willing to give up some things to make space for her. Elena said yes, and that Nate was clearing a space right now. Sharon said not to look at it as Elena moving into Nate’s, they should see it as creating a home together. Laughing, Elena said Nate had these two purple lamps that she couldn’t wait to get rid of. Elena had been a little worried about this, but after talking to Sharon, she felt really excited about the new adventure she and Nate were going on.

Nate went to Devon’s house. Devon assumed Nate would be busy making room for Elena’s stuff at the house. Nate said he’d just dropped off a bag of things to New Hope’s donation center. Devon hoped Nate got rid of those ugly purple lamps, but Nate said he kept them because they were expensive. Devon said Elena would throw those away the first day she got there. Nate had come to check on Devon, because Devon had seemed down at Christmas dinner. Devon said he’d just been thinking about Dominic on his first Christmas. He was surprised Nate noticed, since he and Elena had been busy talking about moving in together. Nate asked if that bothered Devon. Devon thought it was good news, and he was happy that they’d moved past everything that happened. Nate noticed the framed picture of Dominic’s footprints, and Devon said it was a thoughtful gift from Abby. Nate wanted to talk about Devon’s feelings. Devon missed having Dominic at the house. From the day Dominic was born, Devon felt a connection to him, and having Dominic stay over made that bond stronger. He was struggling with not having a more constant role in Dominic’s life.

Devon said he’d love to play a bigger role in Dominic’s life, but he didn’t think he needed to do anything about it right now. He was the godfather, and he could go visit Dom any time he wanted, plus he’d just spent a lot of time with the baby. He thought that it was important for Dominic and Chance to bond right now. Nate got that, but he thought that Devon should talk to Abby and Chance about spending more time with Dominic and making it official. Devon recalled Amanda saying the same thing, but he didn’t think legally inserting himself into the Chancellor’s lives was going to help them heal. Devon said he went into this situation with his eyes open. Nate noted that Devon was attached to Dominic. Devon said that attachment made him want to do what was best for Dominic, and he didn’t think catching Abby and Chance off guard was best. Nate respected Devon’s concern for the family, but he thought Devon had a spot in that family too. Nate said that when Devon went into this arrangement, he didn’t expect to deliver the baby or for Abby to leave Dominic with him. Devon said Abby didn’t abandon Dominic. Nate’s point was that there had been unexpected challenges, outside the original arrangement, and Devon had been supportive throughout, so he’d earned the right to spend more time with Dominic. Nate thought Dominic would thrive with Devon’s continued love and support.

Devon appreciated Nate’s advice and valued his opinion. Nate advised Devon to go to Abby and explain how he felt. Devon appreciated Nate’s perspective because he was starting to feel like it was selfish to want to spend more time with Dominic. Nate said Abby loved Dominic with all her heart, and she’d want to do whatever would bring more love into his life.

Sally ran into Tessa at The Grand Phoenix and re-introduced herself. Sally loved Tessa’s performance in Tuscany at the wedding. Sally was a huge fan. Tessa said thanks, but she didn’t strike up a conversation. Sally understood that no one in this town was ever happy to see her. That was reinforced on Christmas, which she spent alone, so Sally was trying to reach out to people she admired and respected. Sally had been a fan for a long time. She saw Tessa on GC Buzz, getting in trouble for taking some lines from Mariah’s diary and making it into a hit song. Tessa said it was a long time ago. Sally felt a connection to Tessa. She thought that Tessa had been maligned for doing what any artist did – taking words and thoughts and turning them into something more meaningful, no matter where they came from. Sally said all anyone could hope to be was someone who channeled their strengths and flaws into making the world a better place. Tessa realized Sally was comparing her designs to Tessa’s songs.

Tessa said most of her songs were about her and Mariah’s relationship, with Mariah’s permission. Tessa didn’t really write about her personal experiences, more about the emotions she felt. Sally could relate because she channeled her emotions about wanting to get back to the top after being counted out into designs for Victoria’s wedding dress. Tessa thought the point of the bridal gown was to capture the bride’s essence. Sally said that was true, but ambition was a trait she and Victoria shared. She always thought it’d be cool to design a wardrobe for a singer to wear on tour. Tessa said she normally wore regular clothes. Sally thought she could come up with something that fit Tessa’s personality, and since they were both fighters, that would be a good starting point. Noah showed up for his meeting with Tessa, and he was cool toward Sally. Sally took the hint and left.

Noah told Tessa that Sally was trouble, and he brought up what she did to Summer and Kyle. Tessa said she, along with everyone else in this town, heard what Sally did. Tessa said Sally was desperate to make friends, but Noah thought she was working some kind of angle. Tessa felt bad for Sally, because she’d been ostracized by everyone, but Noah thought Sally was getting what she deserved after what she did to Summer. Noah knew Tessa liked to take in strays, but he thought she should stay away from Sally. Tessa wasn’t trying to be Sally’s best friend, but she could relate to being an outsider. It was sad that Sally spent Christmas alone. Noah said Sally brought that on herself. Tessa said she’d been in Sally’s position once, then people got to know her, and now she had a life she never could’ve imagined. She was thinking that they shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

Noah was always impressed with Tessa’s big generous heart even if it was directed at people who didn’t deserve it. “Thank you, I think” Tessa said. Noah hoped he captured that in the album cover. He got rid of the thing that Mariah didn’t like. Tessa loved the cover, and it’d always remind her of Mariah because she was thinking of her when he took the shot. Noah thought that explained why Tessa was content and glowing in the photo. He guessed love would do that. She said she and Mariah were thinking of having a baby. He was happy for them, if that was what they both wanted to do. She said that it was – Mariah was in a better place, and Tessa was ready. Noah said it was a big step. Tessa told Noah that their conversations about her relationship helped, so he deserved some of the credit for helping Tessa get there. Mariah texted Tessa. Noah claimed he was excited to be an uncle, but after Tessa left, he looked sad.

Tessa went to Crimson Lights to get Mariah’s favorite drink. Tess thanked Sharon for the invitation to Christmas dinner. Sharon said Tessa was family, and it wouldn’t be the same without her. Sharon said it’d kill her for Tessa and Mariah to wake up in a cold impersonal hotel on Christmas morning. Tessa said that she used to live in cars, so she felt like she was living large at the Grand Phoenix. Sharon said that nothing in the hotel belonged to Tessa and Mariah. She thought they needed their own space, especially if they wanted to start a family. Tessa wondered what Sharon was trying to sell her on. Sharon offered Tessa and Mariah the apartment above Crimson Lights. Tessa called Mariah to talk it over, and they decided to take the place. Sharon promised she wouldn’t hover, but she would give them special treatment, like making sure all of their favorites were stocked at Crimson Lights before Mariah left in the mornings. Tessa got choked up because there was a point where she didn’t have anyone, and now she was part of this big beautiful family

Chance couldn’t get Dominic to take the bottle. Devon came by. Dominic started crying. Chance was at a loss because he’d changed the baby and walked him and given him the pacifier, and nothing he tried had helped. He wondered if Dominic was sick and needed to go to the doctor. Devon thought Dominic was just tired. Confused, Chance pointed out that Dominic wasn’t going to sleep. Devon explained that babies didn’t just fall asleep when they were tired. Devon took Dominic and Abby came home just in time to see her son calm down in Devon’s arms.

Chelsea went to Adam’s office to say that she and Chloe worked out the terms of her contract, and she’d officially be on board soon. Adam closed the door and said he and Chelsea could talk about their relationship. He said they weren’t able to talk privately before because of Connor. “Don’t forget our three way date with Sally,” Chelsea added. Adam wanted to know why Chelsea gave him a painting of the lake house. He wondered what she was trying to tell him. She said she just meant that she missed the time when they first moved in there. She asked if he remembered what it was like, before Sharon. He did remember. She asked if he ever missed it. Before he could answer, Noah let himself in. Chelsea thanked Noah for playing hockey with Connor on Christmas Eve. Noah smiled and Connor was great, unlike his old man. Adam said he took this abuse because he knew it wasn’t as mean-spirited as it was a couple years ago. Noah said Adam wasn’t as mean spirited as he was a couple years ago. Noah left. Adam brought up the painting again. Chelsea told Adam not to read so much into it – she saw the painting and she thought of him and their time on the lake. She wasn’t trying to pressure him. He said he didn’t feel pressured. He had fond memories of that time, but they couldn’t get it back, and they had to move on. She said they were moving on as parents to Connor. She realized she made the right choice coming back, because Connor was so happy. She hoped that they could spend as much time as possible together while Connor was on break. At some point, Sally had come up to the office, and she was standing in the hallway listening with her arms crossed.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, December 27 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Abby was supportive of Chelsea’s efforts to rebuild her life. Abby was impressed with the way Adam had turned his life around and asked if he and Chelsea might reconcile. Chelsea didn’t rule it out. Chelsea wanted to be Sally’s superior at work, and she had Chloe put that in her contract. Chance talked with Adam and invited him to come by the house sometime. Chance felt bad about not being there for his family. Adam urged Chance to leave that in the past and move forward. Elena told Sharon she was moving out of the apartment. Sharon gave Elena some advice on making the move to Nate’s place go smoothly. Devon admitted he missed having Dominic around. Nate encouraged Devon to tell Abby that he wanted to formalize his role in Dominic’s life. Devon wasn’t sure about the advice, but he appreciated it.

A lonely Sally tried to connect with Tessa, as a potential friend. Noah told Tessa to steer clear of Sally. Tessa knew what it was like to be the outsider, so she felt bad for Sally and didn’t want to judge her. Tessa loved what Noah did with the album cover. Tessa informed Noah that she and Mariah were thinking of having a baby. Noah said he was happy, but he didn’t look like he was. Tessa and Sharon connected, and Tessa was grateful to be part of the family. Sharon invited Tessa and Mariah to move into Elena’s old apartment, and they accepted. Chance took care of Dominic by himself, and it didn’t go well. Devon showed up and successfully calmed the baby down. Adam told Chelsea that they couldn’t be together. Sally overheard Chelsea tell Adam that they and Connor should spend as much time as possible together while Connor was on winter break.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, December 27, 2021

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Chelsea: Abby!

Abby: Chelsea? Hi! Oh, my gosh, welcome back. How are you?

Chelsea: Never been better.

Abby: I am so glad to see you.

Chelsea: I’ +++a[Tiuuu know, you understand. I heard that chance is back safe and sound. You must so happy your family’s reunited.

Abby: Yeah.

Dominic: [ Cries ]

Chelsea: Right?

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Chelsea: He’s happy, too.

Adam: Chance.

Chance: Adam.

Adam: It’s good to see you. I’m sure your safe return was the best christmas present abby could’ve hoped for.

Chance: Yeah, it was a — was a special holiday, one we’ll never forget.

Adam: Yeah, absolutely. Well, I’m glad that you’re back home, safe and healthy.

Chance: I appreciate that. We must have just missed you at the ranch. We stopped by to drop off some gifts, see nikki and victor.

Adam: I’m sorry.

Chance: About what?

Adam: Well, I was gonna attend your welcome home party, but…

Chance: I understand.

Adam: No, we were gonna come by the house and bring some gifts, but honestly, I didn’t know if I was someone you wanted to see.

Elena: Sharon. Just the person I was looking for.

Sharon: Oh, well, that phrase can sound ominous, but coming from you, sounds like a delightful invitation.

Elena: Yeah, I keep missing you. Our schedules this holiday season haven’t aligned.

Sharon: It’s such a hectic time of the year. I hope you and nate had a nice christmas.

Elena: We did. Actually, that is part of the reason why I wanted to talk to you. But I didn’t want to do it over the phone.

Sharon: Oh, what’s going on?

Elena: I have to give notice on the apartment upstairs.

Sharon: What? Is everything okay?

Elena: Yeah, everything’s great, actually. Nate and I decided to move in together.

Sharon: [ Gasps ]

Devon: Hi.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: What are you doing, man? Figured you’d be clearing stuff out of your place to make room for elena.

Nate: [ Laughs ]

Devon: Come in.

Nate: Okay, are you implying I have junk that I need to get rid of?

Devon: No, I’m not implying anything. I’m saying it.

Nate: Well, I’ll have you know that I just dropped off several bags of clothes at the new hope donation center.

Devon: Oh, wow. That’s very nice of you. Did you get rid of those ugly purple lamps you have?

Nate: No, those were expensive. I kept them.

Devon: However much you paid, they ripped you off. Elena’s gonna throw those things away the first day she gets there.

Nate: I am so glad I came by here to check in on you, so i could get critiqued about my interior decorating skills.

Devon: Well, why’d you feel the need to come and check on me?

Nate: Because you seemed down at christmas dinner. A bit distracted. And we know that’s not like you on the holidays. So thought I’d come by, see how you were doing. I brought in ensure max protein,

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Devon: I mean, I may have been a little bit distracted.

Nate: A little? Seems like your mind was someplace else the whole day.

Devon: Nah, I mean, it was — I’ve just been thinking about dominic a lot and how it’s his first christmas and all that, you know? I’m surprised you noticed anything, as much as you guys were talking about moving in together.

Nate: We weren’t that bad. Does it bother you, elena and i moving in together

Devon: Should it? I’m just messing with you. No, it doesn’t bother me at all. I’m very happy — happy that you guys are happy and that we’ve moved past everything that’s happened. It’s good news. It’s a good way to start the new year.

Nate: Amen to that. So you were saying it was dominic, the reason why you were distracted at christmas.

Devon: Yeah, that’s right.

Nate: Does having this footprints in your living room help with that distraction or make it worse?

Devon: I mean, it’s just a thoughtful gift that abby got me.

Nate: Okay. I was just asking. I mean, we haven’t had a one-on-one since the baby went back home. How are you doing with that?

Devon: I’m doing alright. It’s an adjustment, but he belongs with his mom and dad, so…

Nate: Come on, man. You just gave me the correct answer. But I know that’s not how you really feel about all this.

Devon: You do? You think I’m lying?

Nate: No, no, but maybe you haven’t really had a chance to examine how you feel about this.

Devon: Oh, no, I have, for sure. I know exactly how I feel. I miss him.

Nate: Okay, what exactly do you miss? The diaper changes, the late-night feedings? Total sleep deprivation?

Devon: Everything. Everything that you could list, I miss it. And I can’t help it. From the day that dominic was born, I felt a connection to him, and him staying with me just made that connection even stronger. Kind of changed the way I felt about the whole situation. I’m struggling a little bit with just not having a more constant role in his life right now.

Nate: In that case, I think you should do something about it.

Abby: Just a month ago, i wasn’t sure if chance was ever gonna get to meet his son. It’s such a miracle that he’s back with us.

Chelsea: Oh. I want to believe in miracles like yours, but I’m not quite sure my return to genoa city will have the same kind of happy ending.

Abby: You went through a rough patch. You were in a rough place for a while, but that’s behind you now, right?

Chelsea: Uh, I’d like to think the worst part is behind, but I still face my fair share of challenges. I’m not sure how people are gonna react to me being back. Maybe I haven’t burned every bridge, but I certainly set a few fires.

Abby: I think people will forgive you.

Chelsea: I don’t know. I mean, I wasn’t even certain i was gonna come back. In the past, people were willing to forgive my lapses in judgment. I don’t know. I don’t know if they’re gonna be willing to forgive me. Regardless, as long as I can spend time with my son, if I’m shunned by a few people in genoa city, so be it.

Abby: Well, I think you made the right choice. You should be here with your son, and no one in this town, especially my family, should be judging you. And if anyone gives you a hard time, let me know.

Chelsea: Really? You’re gonna be my defender?

Abby: Oh, absolutely. So how does it feel to be back here?

Chelsea: It’s an adjustment. There are some bad memories, but christmas was nice.

Abby: Just you and connor?

Chelsea: And adam.

Abby: Oh.

Chelsea: Yeah, we thought it would be nice for connor to spend the holidays with both his parents. He was so happy, so it was definitely the right decision.

Abby: You know, I have to admit, I’m impressed with the way adam’s turned his life around.

Chelsea: Yeah, he’s really great with connor, and he’s been surprisingly considerate with me. I wasn’t expecting that.

Abby: So what does that mean for the two of you as a couple? Any possibilities?

Chance: Thank you. Yeah, the party was a bit of a blur. You know, I had just gotten back, wasn’t fully recovered, so it was a little overwhelming. Not gonna lie. I was being welcomed back for being a hero, but sure didn’t feel that way.

Adam: You mean I could’ve told you I was at the party and you wouldn’t remember whether i was there or not?

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I suppose that’s true.

Adam: Well, I hope you and abby had a merry christmas with the baby.

Chance: Yeah, yeah. Thank you. It was a special one.

Adam: Mm. Connor actually has a gift for him. Maybe we could stop by sometime.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, it’d be good to see connor. Abby would like that. Whenever you get a chance, come by. I hear you’re pretty busy these days, though, huh? Newman media.

Adam: That’s right.

Chance: Alright. And abby said that you had to step up and play the single parent when chelsea was gone. Looks like you’ve made some changes in life. Probably for the better.

Adam: Yeah. Mm-hmm. Well, that’s nice of abby to paint me in a positive light, but I’m sure you still have your doubts. I mean, last time we saw each other, you said we couldn’t be friends anymore.

Chance: Yeah, I remember.

Adam: Look, honestly, i deserved that, and I’m trying hard to redeem myself. I can’t right my wrongs, but i can just try to be a better person.

Chance: And how’s that going?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, I think. Got a long way to go, but I’ve made a lot of progress, especially with my family. There’s a lot of people in genoa city I have to earn their trust again. You’re at the top of that list.

Chance: No, you don’t owe me anything.

Adam: Well, how about a cup of coffee? How about we start with that?

Chance: I should probably get out of here, man. Abby’s waiting. You know what? I got time. It’s the holidays. Why not?


Adam: Thank you. So are you completely settled back in?

Chance: No, no, not quite, not quite. Still a little disorienting being back. Not gonna lie. It’s like going to the movie during the day. You know, you spend two hours in the theater, in the dark, in this, you know, world where you’re fighting aliens or whatever, and then when it’s over, you got to come out, back into the sunlight, back to reality.

Adam: Hmm.

Chance: Takes some time to adjust, I guess.

Adam: You gonna go back to the police department?

Chance: Taking it slow. I met with paul and rey the other day. They, uh — they want me to take my time. For once, I agree with them.

Adam: That seems smart. Well, your mission must have been difficult. I read a little bit about it, but those stories are usually a little short on details.

Chance: Well, that’s for everyone’s protection.

Adam: Mm. I know how difficult it was for you to go undercover in vegas.

Chance: I don’t want to talk about spain, adam. Maybe someday, but not now. All I want to focus on now is getting to know my son.

Chelsea: We definitely put each other through the worst, but somehow we’re still standing.

Abby: Getting through a traumatic experience and surviving, it can be stressful, but it can also build resilience.

Chelsea: Yeah. I’ve been trying to put my past behind me. Dwelling on it doesn’t help me or the people I harmed.

Abby: Adam’s changed, too. Maybe there’s a chance for the two of you to rebuild something.

Chelsea: That would be hard. But you never know.

Abby: I get it. But I do think it’s a step in the right direction that you co-parent so well together. And if I have learned anything the past few months, it’s the importance of family and unity. I’m not just talking about chance being back with dominic. It’s all of the relatives and friends that loved and supported me, it really helped me get through the whole ordeal.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, it’s nice to have people that care around you.

Abby: Yeah. You know, I have loved catching up with you. We have to do it again soon.

Chelsea: Absolutely, for sure.

Abby: I’m gonna go talk to the chef about our new year’s eve menu, hopefully before this little guy gets cranky.

Chelsea: Great. I’ll be in touch. We’ll find a time to get together.

Abby: Let’s go, my man. Let’s do it.

Chelsea: Bye, cutie!

Abby: Say bye! Bye.

Sharon: That is such an amazing way to start the new year.

Elena: Oh, we think so.

Sharon: So, has this been in the works for a while?

Elena: No, actually. Nate just kind of asked me out of the blue, but things have been going so well, so I just give it a minute to think about.

Sharon: And, you know, you’re so analytical, I’m sure you looked at it from every angle.

Elena: Maybe I did. But it all made sense, so I said yes.

Sharon: [ Sighs ] I’m so happy for the both of you.

Elena: Thank you. I mean, I still have a couple of concerns. I mean, I’m a little worried about the overlap between private life and work.

Sharon: Yeah, but you already had that.

Elena: Yeah, but nate is technically my boss at the hospital.

Sharon: You’re in love. Stop making problems where there are none.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, that’s the conclusion i eventually came to. I’m not willing to give up my job, and I’m not willing to give up nate. I mean, I love them both, so the world is just gonna have to deal with it.

Sharon: Ha! I’m so excited for both of you. And you know what? Don’t worry, every relationship has an issue or two that needs to be resolved, but at least you two know what your issue is already.

Elena: Oh, yeah. Finding balance between work and romance with the person that you spend 24 hours in a day with.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, I just — I don’t want to go home and talk about work — you know, cases and patients — over dinner.

Sharon: You know what? I have a little bit of advice for you if you want to hear it.

Devon: Yeah, I would love to play a bigger role in dominic’s life. Of course I would. I just don’t think that I need to do anything about it right now, ’cause as it stands, I can go and visit him any time i want. Abby made me his godfather, and I just — I just got done spending a bunch of time with dominic, so I think that now that chance is home, they need to take this time to bond.

Nate: I get that, but…i still think you should talk to them about spending more time with dominic. Make it official somehow.

Devon: Make it official. Amanda suggested that same thing to me, but I-I just don’t know if that’s the move right now. I really don’T. I don’t think inserting myself into their lives legally or anything like that is gonna help them heal from everything they’ve been through. And I went into this whole situation eyes wide open. I knew what to expect.

Nate: Okay, but you’ve developed a real attachment to dominic.

Devon: I know that, but it’s that attachment that makes me want to do what’s best for him. And I don’t feel like catching abby and chance off guard with something like this is what’s best.

Nate: I respect your concern for their family, but I think you have a spot in that same family. When you went into this arrangement, you didn’t expect to be the one delivering the baby or that abby would just leave him with you.

Devon: I mean, she didn’t abandon him.

Nate: I’m just saying, there have been unanticipated challenges outside of the original arrangement. And you’ve been supportive throughout. I think you’ve earned a right to spend more time with dominic, and most importantly, dominic will thrive with your continued love and support.

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Chloe: So, how was christmas with connor?

Chelsea: It was perfect.

Chloe: That’s so great. Even with adam?

Chelsea: Yes. It was civil and pleasant. Connor was just happy to have both of us with him.

Chloe: I love to hear that. I’m just so happy to have you back.

Chelsea: Me too. Now let’s get to work.

Chloe: Yes.

Chelsea: What is the latest with the fashion platform?

Chloe: Okay, so we’ve been focused on creating content — articles highlighting some up-and-coming designers, trends, some photo layouts. So we’re about to start up our video production.

Chelsea: That’s great.

Chloe: But what I really want to get back into is design and sales. That’s the dream. And coincidentally, that’s what we do so well together.

Chelsea: Yeah, I’m excited to get back into designing, too. I’ve been working on some ideas, sketching out some looks.

Chloe: Great, that’s what i want to hear. We are in sync. Aren’t we? Are you having some concerns? Is that why you wanted to meet?

Chelsea: I had an interesting afternoon with adam and sally right before christmas.

Chloe: Oh. How did that happen and why wasn’t I invited?

Chelsea: It was here. I bumped into them having drinks. Adam invited me to join them.

Chloe: Well, that sounds promising. And professional. How did it go?

Chelsea: I can see why you hired her. She’s smart. Ambitious.

Chloe: Well, I am so glad that’s what you picked up on.

Chelsea: But she’s also a handful. There was definitely a sense of competition in the air.

Chloe: Maybe you misinterpreted —

Chelsea: No, no, she was trying to top my ideas while we were brainstorming.

Chloe: Okay, well, a little healthy competition isn’t a bad thing.

Chelsea: Yeah, healthy being the key word there. She was definitely trying to impress adam.

Chloe: He is the boss.

Chelsea: I guess, but it made me realize that if she’s gonna work for this company, I’m gonna have to make something clear to you. In order for me to be able to work with sally, I’m gonna have to be the boss. And I’m gonna need it in my contract.

Sally: Hi.

Tessa: Hello.

Sally: I’m sally spectra. We met at the newman wedding in tuscany.

Tessa: Yes, I remember.

Sally: Your performance that evening was amazing. I am such a huge fan.

Tessa: Well, thank you.

Sally: I get it. Nobody in this town is ever happy to see me, and that was reinforced over christmas, which I spent alone, so I’m trying to reach out and make some connections to people that i admire and respect.

Tessa: Oh. Am I one of those people?

Sally: Yes. I was a fan of yours way before the wedding. I actually remember seeing you on gc buzz for getting in trouble for taking some of the lines from mariah’s diary, putting them into a hit song.

Tessa: Well, that was a long time ago.

Sally: Yeah, but I felt a connection to you then. I —

[ Sighs ] You were maligned for doing exactly what an artist does, taking words and thoughts and turning them into something more meaningful, no matter where they came from or who the inspiration was.

Tessa: Well, thank you for that.

Sally: I mean, that’s all everyone can ever hope to be, right? Someone that channels their strengths as well as their flaws into making the world a better place. Which is exactly why I feel a kinship with you, ’cause that’s exactly what I try to do with my fashion designs.

Tessa: So you’re comparing your dresses and my songs.

Sally: Yes.

Adam: You know, I missed a lot of time with connor, and it hurt. When I came back, I mistakenly focused on all the things i wasn’t there for instead of enjoying my time with him.

Chance: Yeah, jack said something similar about kyle. Said he actually mourned all those things that he — that he missed, but I — I don’t know, man, it just feels different for me. I should’ve been here.

Adam: Every father thinks that.

Chance: I know, but I was thousands of miles away, thinking I was saving the world from bad guys, when I should’ve been here, protecting my family. I mean, you think that guy would’ve tried to kidnap mariah if I was here?

Adam: Look, I know all too well that guilt just keeps you rooted in the past. That stuff’s not gonna miraculously go away. You have to move forward. You have to focus on the future. That is the only way to get past what is holding you back. And dominic is your future. So just focus on the day-to-day stuff with him. Feed him, change him, give him a bath. That’s how you’ll create that bond.

Chance: I wish it would work like that, but…

Adam: But what?

Chance: [ Sighs ] It doesn’t matter. I’m just trying to take this one day at a time.

Adam: Chance, I am serious. Learn from my mistakes.

Chance: I appreciate the coffee, man. Abby’s waiting for me. I got to run. With downy infusions, let the scent set the mood.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Tessa: Most of my songs are about mariah and I’s relationship. Of course, with her permission.

Sally: That’s so romantic.

Tessa: Yeah, I don’t really write about personal experiences. It’s more about the emotions that I feel.

Sally: No, exactly, that’s — I channeled all of my feelings into wanting to get back on top after being counted out into my designs for victoria’s wedding dress.

Tessa: Oh, interesting. I kind of thought the whole point of a bridal gown was capturing the bride’s essence, not the designer’S.

Sally: No, you’re right. It is about the bride, but ambition is a trait that victoria and I both share.

Tessa: I’ll give you that.

Sally: You know, I — i always thought it would be really cool to design the wardrobe for a singer to wear on tour. It would give me complete freedom to be wild and outrageous. Is that something you would ever be interested in?

Tessa: You know, I normally just wear normal clothes on stage. I’m not really the “sequined bodysuit, thigh-high boot” type.

Sally: Well, I could come up with something that fits your personality, and since we are both fighters, I think that would be a really good jumping-off point.

Noah: Am I late?

Tessa: I was early.

Sally: I was just telling tessa how amazing she is and trying to convince her that we have a lot of similarities as artists and that we should work together in the future. So thank you very much for showing up and stopping me from embarrassing myself any further.

Tessa: Oh, being fawned over isn’t embarrassing.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Noah: Well, sally, we actually have some work to do on her album cover, so if you can excuse us.

Sally: [ Gasps ] A new album? Can I get a sneak peek?

Noah: Not really ready for public consumption.

Sally: Okay, then. Well, I will be going. It was really great to see you both.

Noah: That one’s trouble. Did you hear what she did to summer and kyle?

Tessa: Yes, I know what she did, and so does everyone else in this town. She’s desperate to make friends. I mean, she was trying really hard with me.

Noah: Yeah, she’s probably working some kind of angle. I’m glad you saw through it.

Tessa: I just think she’s lonely. I feel bad for her. I mean, she’s been ostracized by everyone in gc.

Noah: Good. I think it’s what she deserves for what she did to summer. Tess, I know you like to take in strays, but…I think you should stay away from this one.

Tessa: Look, I’m not trying to become her new best friend. I just know what it’s like to be an outsider. I have empathy for her. She spent christmas alone. Isn’t that kind of sad?

Noah: Yeah, it’s sad, but, you know, she brought it on herself.

Tessa: I know. But I was in that spot once, and eventually everyone got to know me and realized what I was about. And now I have a life that i never could have imagined, so all I’m saying is maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

Sharon: I think that you should think of you house as a respite from everything that’s going on at the hospital, and I realize it’s not realistic to never talk about work when you’re at home, but you could still make an effort. You could have a designated evening where you definitely don’t talk about the hospital.

Elena: Yeah, that’s gonna be tough because we both love practicing medicine. And it’s such a huge part of both of our lives, but you’re right. I think we need to find a specific time where we won’t talk about work.

Sharon: Yeah. And the other thing I recommend is to make your home a place for both of you. You’re moving in to nate’s house, and that can be tricky.

Elena: I hadn’t thought of that.

Sharon: Do you have some things of yours that you want to bring as you combine your lives together? And is he willing to give up some of his stuff to make space for you?

Elena: Yes, we talked about that, and he is actually clearing space as we speak.

Sharon: Good. See, the important thing is that you don’t look at this as you’re moving in to nate’s place. You have to think of it this way — you two are creating a home together. And maybe you can even go out and buy a couple of new things, see if that helps freshen it up.

Elena: Yeah, you know, he has these two purple lamps that i cannot wait to get rid of.

Sharon: Oh, that’s a start.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] Man, I was a little worried about this new adventure, but after talking to you, I feel really excited about this new home nate and I are creating together.

Devon: Well, thank you for coming by.

Nate: Are you sure you don’t want to come by my place, help rearrange some furniture?

Devon: No, I’m all set. Thank you. But I do appreciate the advice you gave me. I value your opinion.

Nate: One last suggestion. I think you should go to abby, explain to her how attached you are to dominic, and that you’d like to play a more active role in his life. I think it’d be good for everyone involved.

Devon: Yeah, no, I mean, i agree with you. And I appreciate hearing your perspective, ’cause I was starting to feel like wanting to see dominic more was selfish of me. But you’ve made me think about things a little differently.

Nate: Think about it this way — abby loves dom with all her heart, right?

Devon: Of course.

Nate: Then she’ll want to do whatever brings more love into his life. And there’s no question you have a lot of love to give. Think on it.

Devon: Thanks, man.

Abby: No, no, no, no. No. It’s new year’s eve. I need the lobsters and the oysters. This is very important, but i can’t do this right now. I’m gonna have to call you back.

Chance: Need some help?

Abby: Well, I need a new seafood supplier. Can you help me with that?

Chance: Uh, no, but I can take him off your hands for a little while. Let me take him home.

Abby: Are you sure?

Chance: Yeah, yeah, I’ll feed him, put him down for a nap, have a little father-son time, right?

Abby: Yeah, but you haven’t —

Chance: I got it, I got it. Alright? You’ve trained me well. It’s time for me to fly solo, right? Isn’t that right? That’s right. You’re smiling now. You kind of want to go, don’t you? Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Noah: I’m always impressed at your big, generous heart, even if it is directed towards people who don’t deserve it.

Tessa: Thank you, I think.

Noah: I really hope i captured that quality in your album cover. Here, take a look. I got rid of the image that mariah thought was so offensive.

Tessa: [ Chuckles ] Well, thank you. That will save me some grief at home.

Noah: I think we’re ready to take it to devon.

Tessa: Wow. I mean, I love it, even more than I thought I would. You know why I love this even more? It’s that I will always associate this with mariah.

Noah: Why is that?

Tessa: Because I was thinking of her when you took the shot.

Noah: That explains why you were so content and glowing. I guess love will do that to a person.

Tessa: It really does. Mariah and I are talking about having a baby of our own.

Noah: Wow. That’s, um… that’s great. That’s great. I’m really happy for you guys. If that’s what you both want to do.

Tessa: Yeah, no, it definitely is. I mean, mariah is in a way better place and seems like she could focus on our family, and…and I’m ready.

Noah: It’s a big step.

Tessa: It is. But, you know, our conversations about mariah and our relationship, it really helped, so you deserve some of the credit for helping me get there.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Oh, that’s her. Well, she’s got a break, so I’m gonna grab some coffee from crimson lights and meet her in the park.

Noah: Sounds fun. Tell her I’m excited to be an uncle.

Tessa: I will. And the cover looks amazing. Send it to devon. Okay? Thank you, noah, for everything.

Chance: You don’t want it? Tell me what to do, dom. How do I feed you? What do I do here?

[ Doorbell rings ] You want the bottle. Come in, it’s open! No bottle. Come on. Get the bottle. Take the bottle. Take it. Hey, man.

Devon: Hey. Is everything alright?

Chance: I can’t get him to take the bottle.

Sharon: Hey, you.

Tessa: Yeah, bye. Hi, how’s it going?

Sharon: Well, my day is just full of opportunities.

Tessa: Ooh, sounds intriguing. Um, thank you for asking me to join you for christmas dinner.

Sharon: Of course. It wouldn’t be the same without you. You’re part of the family.

Tessa: Um, well, I’m actually going to go see mariah, so I’m here to pick up her favorite drink.

Sharon: You two really like the coffee here a lot better than the hotel room service, right?

Tessa: Yeah, absolutely.

Sharon: And, you know, it just really killed me to think of you two waking up on christmas morning in a cold, impersonal hotel room.

Tessa: I mean, I was okay with it. I used to spend the holidays living in cars, so felt like i was living large.

Sharon: In a hotel? I mean, nothing there belongs to you. And then if you were gonna start a family…

Tessa: What are you trying to sell me?

Sharon: What would you think about you and mariah moving in to the apartment upstairs here?

Chelsea: Hey. Good news. Chloe and I worked out the details of my contract. I should officially be on board very soon.

Adam: I’m pleased that you’re joining the team. I’m sure that you will do great things here.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: Um, I’m actually happy that you came by.

[ Sighs ] I know that you have wanted to have a conversation…about where things stand with us, and we haven’t been really able to talk privately because we’ve been with connor.

Chelsea: Mm, don’t forget our awkward three-way date with sally.

Adam: I was thinking about the present you gave me, the painting of the lake house.

Chelsea: What about it?

Adam: Well, there’s some significance to it, which wasn’t lost on me. What were you trying to tell me with that gift?

Chelsea: [ Clears throat ] Only that I miss that time. When we first moved in there. Do you remember what it was like? Before sharon?

Adam: I do.

Chelsea: Do you ever miss it?

[ Knock on door ]

Noah: Hey, there was no one at reception, but I — sorry, is this a — this a bad time?

[Music: “I swear”]

Noah: I’m sorry, I just came by to talk about the job, but i can come by another time or maybe make an appointment.

Chelsea: I didn’t know you were working here. I love that idea. Connor’s gonna be so jealous when he realizes I get to work with you. I really appreciate all the time you spent with him playing hockey on christmas eve.

Noah: No, it was tons of fun. He’s a great, in spite of his old man.

Chelsea: Oh.

Adam: You know, I take abuse like this from noah because i know it’s not as mean-spirited as it would have been a year or two ago.

Noah: Oh, well, that’s because he is not as mean-spirited as he would have been a year or two ago.

Adam: Alright, now you are pushing it, okay?

Chelsea: Well, connor’s gonna be angling for another hockey lesson.

Noah: Oh, any time. I’d love that.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: I’ll have my assistant reach out to set something up so we can talk.

Noah: Got it. Alright, thank you. See you, chelsea.

Chelsea: Bye.

Adam: [ Sighs ] So, about the painting…

Chelsea: Forget the painting, okay? Maybe that was a mistake, giving it to you. I don’t want you reading so much into it, okay? I saw it, I thought of you, i thought about our time on the lake. It was not any kind of intention to put pressure on you.

Adam: I don’t feel any pressure. And, yes, chelsea, I do have fond memories of that time. But like I said before, we can’t get those back. And we just have to accept that what he had is over and we have to move on.

Chelsea: Agreed, but we are moving on as parents, mom and dad, to connor. And spending all this time together the past few days made me realize I made the right choice coming back to genoa city. I mean, connor’s so happy.

Adam: Yeah, he hasn’t been like this in a while.

Chelsea: I’m hoping the three of us can spend as much time together this week while he’s on break.

Tessa: Well, I can’t think of a reason not to move in to the apartment upstairs.

[ Laughs ] Yes, yes, I know you love room service, but we can always just come grab a drink down here. Okay. Yeah, I’ll tell her. We’ll take it!

Sharon: Yay! That makes me so happy. Okay, I promise not to hover, but I am gonna give you special treatment, I mean, as tenants here. I’m gonna make sure that all of your favorites are set out in the morning before mariah goes to work and you go to the studio.

Tessa: Well, I, for one, am looking forward to it. Oh. Just thank you. Thank you so much, sharon. You have done so much for mariah and me, and you’ve been so supportive of our relationship.

Sharon: That’s sweet.

Tessa: I didn’t have anyone in my corner for such a long time, and now I’m a part of this big, beautiful family and we have holiday dinners and you support my music and my dreams. It just — it just means so much to me.

[ Voice breaking ] Everyone should have that.

Sharon: Oh.

Chance: Abby had some things to take care of at society, so i thought I’d bring him home and feed him, but as you can see, I’m having a hard time.

Devon: What have you tried doing?

Chance: Everything, man. I gave him the bottle, the pacifier. I changed his diaper. I even tried to walk him outside. I did the little thing that abby told me. Is he sick? Is this, like, a sick thing? Should I call the doctor?

Devon: No, no, no. I don’t think he’s sick. It’s just — I think he’s tired.

Chance: He isn’t going to sleep.

Devon: Because he’s a baby, you know? He gets fussy and you need to calm him down.

Chance: You got something that’ll make him eat?

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Devon: I don’t have any tricks, but let me try.

Chance: Here you go.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Chance: It’s okay. Hey, it’s okay, bud.

Devon: Hey, hey, hey.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Devon: It’s okay. Hey.

Dominic: [ Wailing ]

Devon: Hey, hey.

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

Dominic: [ Wailing ]

Devon: I know you don’t want that. Okay, okay. Let’s get you up. Let’s get you up and let’s just relax. There you go. There you go. It’s okay, buddy.

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a reflection that last monday of 2021. Is this hot enough for you?

[ Breathing heavily ] I have been single for way too long.

[ Grunts, panting ] If this is what staying in shape in 2022 feels like, I might have to consider confinement again. Supposed to be a nice, total-body workout. Yeah. Uh-huh. Yeah, it’s supposed to get you nice and limber, which is weird because I don’t think I can get up.

[ Laughs ] Well, forget being limber, man. That was torture. Pure torture and nothing worse. Really? Nothing? What are these for? These, dr. Johnson… nurse johnson. …Are an expression of gratitude…

[ Chuckles ] …For sharing your dulcet tones with me, the staff, and the patients of general hospital. Now… when can we do it again?

[ Chuckles ] Oh. Ooh. Hi, curtis. Hey, maxie. Oh, hi, chase. Excuse me. Maxie, what are — hey. What are you doing? How was class? It was exhausting. Yeah, that’s one reason I hate hot yoga. You probably are dehydrated. Yeah, probably. So, um…how’s bailey? Oh, bailey, she’s — she’s amazing. Yeah? Yeah, she’s doing this new thing where she feeds herself. Or she’s trying to, which makes for a hilarious and very messy mealtime. Oh, I would love to see that. You should come by the house. I say like I live at the quartermaines’.

[ Chuckles ] Um, I’m actually headed there now, as long as brook lynn doesn’t have a problem with it. Why would she? You never know with her lately. I’ll see you around. Yeah, see ya. Ooh, they should really air this place out after these hot yoga classes. What? I’m sorry. You mean the nose of deception can’t smell how dank it is in here? I hadn’t noticed. Mm. Where’s lucy? Oh, well… we had just ordered breakfast, and she bolted. Something about exercise, I think. You don’t say.

[ Fork clatters ] Alright. Go on. What? You are sitting there dying to flex your sisterly muscles and to warn me off the delightful ms. Coe. Nope. Unh-unh. I-I don’t have any sisterly advice for you at all. Nope. In fact, I have to go focus on being a grandmother. I wonder what I should pack for our cabin getaway. I mean, does sonny’s place have a hot tub or a sauna? I don’t know. I’ve never been to uncle sonny’s cabin. Besides, don’t you think it’s a little early to think about packing? I’m just excited. Aren’t you? It’s a little hard to get excited about a trip knowing that as soon as it’s over, so is my life. Do you vow to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? I do.

Trouble at the mall? Hmm. Oh, what fun it is to laugh. The holiday spirit lingers this year, not that it had anything to do with you. What is it now? “What is it now?” Well, let me put it this way, I guess my gift must’ve gotten lost in the mail. Clients don’t give gifts. Clients receive gifts. Ah, is that it? Well, 1,000 “forgive mes.” My bad. It is such a bitch to get all the holiday shopping in while you’re busy avoiding death. Oh, speaking of, congratulations. For being alive? Yeah. If cyrus didn’t kill you, I thought for sure laura would.

[ Chuckles ] A hardy humbug to you, too, valentin.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] When was the last time you slept in like this? High school? Please don’t get on my case, dad. I was up late with bailey, and then when I finally got to bed, all I could do was… …toss…

[ Grunting ] …And… …turn. Where is the oat milk in this house?

[ Clears throat ] Bad dreams? Something like that. What are you even still doing here? I thought you and olivia had an appointment with leo’s doctor. Soon. But I always have some time for my one and only daughter… aww. …And the mess she’s made of her one and only life. I had hoped that your turkey day revenge would dull the pain of losing bailey, but I don’t think there’s a slice of elq big enough to make up for the love of a child. No. I’m sorry, valentin, both that you went through it, and that I wasn’t here while you did. Brook lynn hurt me. Worse, she hurt my daughter, charlotte, and I want to make sure she pays a price for that. That’s my boy. Do you want to order some breakfast and dream up some new, dastardly ways to even the score? I do, but right now I have other matters on my plate. I don’t think so. You’ve been going through a lot. So much stress. This weekend away will be good for you. For both of us. I mean, when was the last time we had any privacy? Yeah, it feels like it’s been ages. We could really use some time behind closed doors, don’t you think? So, what’s today’s special? What the hell is scott trying to pull now? He’s looking to undercut the charges by going after the D.A.’S credibility.

[ Scoffs ] Turn the attention away from nina and onto me, but did he have to use willow? Hey, willow — she’ll be fine. No, yeah, she will be, but scott won’t, not when I’m through with him. Sorry for springing this on you. I just want to address opposing counsel’s accusations. Okay. Have you ever donated to my campaign for pennsylvania attorney general? No. My previous campaigns for llantano county district attorney? No. Prior to today, have you ever met me? In october. At the home I share with my son and his father, michael corinthos. Ms. Tait, can you describe to the court the nature of that meeting? I arrived home to find you and michael speaking. Do you remember the subject? Your shared values. Mm. What else? There were introductions. And then you had to get back to llanview. At any time during that meeting, did you come to know that michael corinthos had in any way pressed me to bring a case against the defendant? No. Thank you for clearing that up. No further questions, your honor. Does the defense have questions for the witness? Yeah. One or two.

corinthos coffee. Yeah. Not much to choose from in these parts. Oh, I’m not complaining. It’s nice to come back and have at least one thing unchanged. So, tell me, is the, uh, thrill of your homecoming, is it wearing off a bit? Hmm. Not the scout part. Man, seeing scout is… as thrilling as ever every single time. And after only talking to the guards and myself for over two years, having a conversation with a normal person is —

[Chuckles] It’s quite a trip. But the rest? I can only sit on my butt at monica’s for so long, man. I gotta — I gotta do something with my life. I got to be productive, you know? But I just — I just have no idea where to start. What about aurora media? You mean the company that sam and I created together for a fresh start? Alright, good point. And there’s no place for you at elq? Well, I’d have to find a good therapist first.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks to you, though, I do have something to occupy my time. I’ve been thinking about your marshall project.

[ Sighs ] I’m listening. I may have come up with an angle. I thought these flowers were to say “thank you.” They are, but I was also, uh, hoping to, you know, soften you up for my proposition. And what kind of proposition is that? I had a beautiful time last night. So did I. Yeah, yeah, I thought so, but you didn’t stick around to say so. I-I thought it was obvious.

[ Chuckles ] Maybe. Maybe you’re just more inclined to express yourself through song rather than word.

[ Laughs ] You will soon learn that I have no problem speaking my mind…

[ Chuckles ]

…If you stick around. Oh, I, uh — I plan to. Epiphany… …I think we make beautiful music together. So I wanted to ask you… yes? …How would you feel about joining my band? I knew I should’ve put “dad’s empathy” on my christmas list. That’s not what I meant. You know, why is it we can’t even go one week without you coming down on me? Brook lynn — you’re always with the mess, like I don’t know I have issues, like — like I need you to point it out, like I’m not trying to make my life better, and you, of all people, by the way, should be talking about mess. I mean, what’s going on with you and olivia? Are you guys even in the same bed now? In the same room? In the same wing? You’re right. What? I am the standard bearer for messes in this family. You are an amateur by comparison. I’m confused. And if you have any issues, it’s — well, it’s in large part because of me. Dad. No, it’s true. I mean, what kind of example have I set when it comes to relationships? Or when it comes to… well, anything, actually. And I’m sorry for my choice of words. I thought “mess” was an objective take and something that we both have in common. So now we’re bonding over our mutual chaos? Yes. And maybe we can come up with some solutions. I have been working on things with olivia. I know you have. And I’ve been doing some thinking about your…situation with chase, and, in my opinion, you need to get out in front of this, okay? Make sure that chase doesn’t hold bailey over your head like valentin did.

[ Chase clears throat ] You referred to michael as the father of your son, the man you live with. Not married. No. That’s kind of a-a modern arrangement. D.A. Sheridan: Relevance, your honor? Stick to the point, mr. Baldwin. Did you and michael revisit the subject of the D.A.’S visit after he left? It’s come up. Did you take it for face value, just two guys shooting the breeze about values and whatnot? I wondered if there was more to it. Well, did that wondering get the best of you? Did you ask michael? I thought my conversations with michael are protected. They’re not. Spousal privilege does not apply to co-parenting. You know what does apply to just about everyone? Penalty for perjury.

[Upbeat acoustic music throughout] Well, the timing of this ipo could be better. Do you think we should postpone until sasha’s had time to grieve? I can’t imagine she could work right now. I don’t even know how she’s functioning at all, to be honest. Ommmm. Guess what… I want for christmas? Oh-ommmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Mmm. You ready for another round?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Breathing heavily ] Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let’s just say… I’ve noticed you. Well, then let’s just say… that I’ve noticed you, too. Ommmmmmmm. Martin.

[ Panting ] What was that, now? Just out of curiosity, who should I be more concerned for — anna or victor? Victor. Definitely. Eyes on me.

[ Scoffs ] It’s a wonder anyone’s eyes are ever off you…

[ Chuckles ] …My son’s in particular. Tell me, anna, what exactly is the nature of your relationship? Oh, I don’t know. I think that falls under the category of none of your damn business. Oh, cute. Yeah. Kind of like your stretching this morning that passed for a workout. What, you were at volonino’s?

[ Stammers ] I didn’t see you there. Oh, yeah, I’m everywhere. I was at the bodega where you picked up the invader, and the — what else were you picking up? Oh, mints. Oh, that is very considerate. And then I was also at kelly’s when you were visiting spencer, right? You’re following me. I am, yes. You see, port charles is my home, so from here on out, I will be your shadow. You step out of line, and I will be there to deal with you. The way you dealt with peter? Spencer: I brewed it myself. I see you’ve learned your way around the coffee maker.Mm-hmm. He’s doing a great job here, grandmother. Oh. Sorry. I meant “mayor.” Uh, laura is fine… for now. So, spencer, kevin keeps telling me that he’s seen this wonderful shift in you, and I don’t know if it’s because of this job or it’s just a byproduct of having been caught. Here it comes. Here what comes? Well, I knew it was too good to last. Christmas is gone, and so is the peace. Now it’s time to let me have it. Spencer. So how disappointed are you? Or have you already moved past that and on to hate just like my father? Do you want me to give you a little refresher course in the consequences of lying in court? That won’t be necessary. Michael told me that, like many businesses, his family’s company seeks relationships with political figures. Yes, the evidence shows that, uh, the district attorney was given a huge chunk of money by you and michael. Objection. No such evidence has been offered. Ms. Tait has never made a donation to my campaign that I am aware of. Sustained. Well, elq made a huge donation to you before my client’s arrest. So what was expected from that donation in return? Like I said, I wasn’t privy to the conversation. But you must think that there was something — some– something that michael had said that he was gonna get something for his gift. Michael’s only interest was in justice. Justice for whom? His father. Nina kept sonny from his family for nine months. Well, did you not expect that, uh, michael was going to get the D.A. To pursue charges against my client for that donation? Objection. We’re getting awfully close to badgering here, your honor. Sustained. Is it not your understanding that the D.A. Was going to bring charges against nina reeves for the hefty elq donation to the D.A.? Whatever was said between michael and D.A. Sheridan is between them. As far as I am aware, the contribution was entirely aboveboard and legal. Legal. It’s funny that you should bring that up because that’s what we’re trying to get to. Does the charges against nina — does it even merit a trial or should they just be tossed out? That was possibly an act of heroism. Heroism? Yeah, do you have any reason to believe that the alleged victim, sonny corinthos — did he see himself as a victim at all? Plaque psoriasis, the burning, itching. The pain. Emerge tremfyant. With tremfya, adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis… …can uncover clearer skin and improve symptoms at 16 weeks. Serious allerg ic reactions may occur. Tremfya may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. Tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. Emerge tremfyant with tremfya… ask you doctor about tremfya today. We’re eating and drinking foods and beverages that are very acidic. It can soften the enamel. Pronamel repair, what it’s doing is driving more minerals deep into the enamel surface, that’s going to help actively repair. Pronamel is taking it to another level. Liz, you nerd, cough if you’re in here! Shh! I took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. What about rob’s dry cough? Works on that too, and lasts 12 hours. 12 hours?! Who studies that long? Mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs. You’ll forgive me if I find your threats a little lacking in substance. You see, as I understand it, you’ve had, well, multiple opportunities to put an end to peter’s reign of terror, yet every single time, you’ve backed off, which, frankly, confounds me. Hmm. I’ve read your file, anna. Oh, have you? Your no-nonsense reputation is well-earned. Thank you. Yet here you are still testing me. Oh, by living my life? No, by imposing yourself on valentin. Ha! And we’ve come full circle. You really do care for him, don’t you? And while I am truly gratified by your attachment to my son, I suspect valentin is even more so. You’re putting together a band? Yes. And I would be honored to land you as lead vocal. I think our chemistry is off the charts, don’t you? It was just one performance. Exactly, and it could take people weeks, sometimes months to gel like that. But there we were, total strangers, nowhere near a studio or anything resembling a stage, playing holiday tunes, and still… it was a natural fit. So I got to talking with the other musicians afterwards, and we all thought, “why not give it a shot?” Just get together for at least one day, one day, and feel out something that doesn’t sound like it’s wrapped in tinsel.

[ Laughs ] Come on. What do you say? You haven’t been able to find much on marshall ashford, right? He’s got zero digital footprint, and if my mother owned any property that was related to him, she parted ways with it a long time ago. Civic documents? Birth certificates, um, educational records, but they all dried up shortly after he married my mom. I’m no P.I., But that does seem strange. Very. It suggests that he lived another life before he showed up here, or that someone went to great lengths to erase all traces of him. So maybe it’s time that we stop looking for marshall ashford… and start looking for the man he was pretending to be. Why would scott bother willow with any of this? D.A. Sheridan: Your honor, this is clearly a fishing expedition that’s going nowhere. I don’t know. Scott: I beg to differ. Ms. Tait is very close to the crime. That’s why the prosecutor called her. So I think she might possess a different perspective here, one you might want to consider, your honor, before this goes to trial. I’ll allow it, but keep it moving. Would you like me to repeat the question? No. To my knowledge, sonny corinthos is no one’s victim. Let me rephrase it, then. Now mr. Corinthos, he testified that he didn’t bring charges against nina because he wanted to, and I quote, move on with his life. He lost enough time with his wife and family. Do — do you think that he left anything out? Objection. Could that be more vague?

[ Sighs ] Get where you’re going, mr. Baldwin. Make it fast, and make it direct. Well, do you think mr. Corinthos had, you know, some sort of unstated motivation as to not sic the state on nina reeves?

Spencer, I could never hate you. Am I disappointed? Absolutely. You put your father and ava and — and ava’s daughter through a living nightmare. Avery was never in any danger. She was kept from her mother because of what you did. Don’t make excuses. Don’T. That makes everything worse. What you did was horrible. Spencer didn’t do it alone. He had help. From me. Because you were trying to be supportive. Still, I went overboard and should’ve exercised better judgment. That’s an understatement. I’ve learned my lesson, grandmother. Have you, though? Really? You don’t believe me? I want to believe you, spencer, but the fact that you’ve thrown in with your uncle victor makes me wonder. Victor’s sudden revelation that I am, in fact, a cassadine has got me wondering if there might be some wiggle room in the will. What will? Mikkos’? The one that got ava thrown off the parapet? That will? If I can avail myself of some of the fortune that nikolas stole after all, that would be a terrific happy ending, wouldn’t it? I’ll look into it. Good. If I were you, I would just focus on victor. You know, shake the tree a little, see what comes loose. I can handle victor, and it looks like anna can, as well. Hmm. How are things with ms. Devane? Asking for a friend, are we? Oh, no. I’m not throwing my hat in the ring. Good. You’d lose.You’d lose. Ah, there’s no need to fighta duel over it, valentin. With all due respect to anna, I’ve decided to move on. Martin grey? Namaste. Would you keep your voice down, please? Oh, sorry! I had no idea you were interested in him. Neither did I. Tell me what happened. Okay, um, well, it sort of just fell into my lap. No, I fell into his lap, and then the rest is sort of history. Good history? It w– so fun. Get it, girl.

[ Laughs ] I hope you’re not offended. Uh, you just compared chase to a cassadine. You come out far ahead in any comparison. Yeah, light years ahead. But valentin has already started his retaliation for the lie about bailey, okay, and more is sure to come. Your point? Children bring out the best and the worst in people, and I would hate to see my granddaughter used once again as a weapon between warring parents. Chase: I understand. I’d hate for that to happen, too. Good. Then my suggestion to the two of you is that you sit down together with lawyers and iron out your respective roles in bailey’s life. The clearer you are now, the less room for conflict moving forward. Makes sense? It’s all about the boundaries. Rack your brain a little. Scott, stop. No. Do — do you know any reason why mr. Corinthos would not file charges against the woman who allegedly kept him away from his family? I’m not in sonny’s head. I-I can’t tell you all his reasons. One reason. Scott, no. One singular reason. No! Quiet.

[ Sighs ] Did sonny corinthos… why did he not want restitution? Let’s go. Now? Scott: Well, it’s worth mentioning… we need — we need to talk. …In pennsylvania, the penalty for perjury runs as high as seven years in prison… I got to tell you something. I don’t want to go. …Seven years for perjury behind bars in another state away from your family. How old do you think your son will be when you get out? Yes! “Yes,” what? Yes. There is another reason why mr. Corinthos did not go after nina. The world is full of make or break moments. Especially if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture, it’s time to make your move to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia. Only prolia is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture with 1 shot every 6 months. Do not take prolia if you have low blood calcium, are pregnant, are allergic to it, or take xgeva. Serious allergic reactions like low blood pressure, trouble breathing, throat tightness, face, lip or tongue swelling, rash, itching or hives have happened. Tell your doctor about dental problems, as severe jaw bone problems may happen or new or unusual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh, as unusual thigh bone fractures have occurred. Speak to your doctor before stopping, skipping or delaying prolia, as spine and other bone fractures have occurred. Prolia can cause serious side effects, like low blood calcium, serious infections, which could need hospitalization, skin problems, and severe bone, joint, or muscle pain. Don’t wait for a break. Call your doctor now and ask how prolia can help you. Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches in your hands or feet? Try nervivenerve relief from the world’s #1 selling nerve care company. Nervive contains alpha lipoic acid to relieve occasional nerve aches, weakness and discomfort. Try nervivenerve relief. Kids can change minds, they can even change the world around us. Packed with proteinplus 21 vitamins and minerals we nourish them with carnation breakfast essentials because today could chan ge everything.

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Kick pain in the aspercreme. When they’re sick, they get comfortable anywhere and spread germs everywhere. Wherever they rest protection nothing kills more viruses, including the covid-19 virus, on more surfaces than lysol disinfectant spray. Lysol. What it takes to protect. This is a hero, walking his youngest down the aisle, which to his bladder, feels like a mile. Yet he stands strong, dry, keeping the leaks only to his eyes. Depend. The only thing stronger than us, is you. I don’t have much time to devote to a band. We’ll work around your schedule. My shifts are all over the place. Is this your polite way of saying no? I-I-it’s not a no or a yes. It’s just that, uh… I got a little turned around when you said “proposition.” That’s all. Oh. Oh. You thought I was asking you out. My mistake. Oh, no. No, no, no. Look, look, for the record, if I were to ask out, hey, a-a virtual stranger, I doubt — I sincerely doubt I could aim higher than you.

[ Chuckles ] But the truth is, I… I don’t date. And I-I haven’t in a long time. And the fact is, I… I really wasn’t very good at it. But if I could ever interest you in a jam session… it’s possible. Depends on my schedule. Well, then you just follow the music.

[ Both chuckle ] I know he has several aliases, and, uh, he’s probably lived under several dozen rocks over the decades, but I have no leads, and the guy is not forthcoming with information. So you’ve asked? More like demanded. But, you know, the more he said nothing or talked around the answers I wanted, I just got so pissed — that you just shut right down. Yeah. So if I go in there all curious and nice, he’ll be suspicious. Well, then, let me try. Let me do the digging. You just play it straight. How? We can’t get a lead on marshall’s missing years, so we need him to cough one up. Okay. We lay a job in his path, something that’s just way too good to resist. He’s gonna have to put down a social security number or a reference, something. Now, real or fake, it doesn’t really matter. Just gives us someplace to start.

[ Sighs ] A job. That’s good. Now, you do know this means you’re gonna have to deal with aurora or elq. You let me deal with that. So now I just wonder what kind of gig you would put out there as a lure, because, as far as I know, all the guy does is music. Well, believe it or not, music is something that my family knows. Brook lynn: Are you done with your very practical and extremely mercenary advice? I am. Great. Now, you should go. You don’t want to be late for your appointment. Okay, so I will provide your counsel, and, uh, you let us know when you’ve found yourself a lawyer. I’m so sorry about my dad butting in like that, but, to be fair, it’s sort of family tradition. I think ned’s being smart. You do? Yeah. And I would get a lawyer if I were actually working and I could actually pay for one. And if bailey were actually mine. But I-I do agree with the boundaries. I will do whatever it takes to keep up appearances for both maxie and the baby, but when it comes to us, just let me know how much space you need. I’ll give it to you. Ommm. The eternal, earth, air, heaven, that glory, that resplendence of the sun.

[ Whispering ] Is there going to be a second round? I don’t know. I mean, we kind of talked about it, but it’s casual, and I don’t want to make any assumptions. But you would like there to be, right? Excuse me, ladies. Yeah. Let’s focus on centering our breathing, yes? Oh, okay. Do you want to get out of here and grab a latte so we could chat? Yes, I do. Let’s go. Namaste. Valentin: Lucy coe? Wishing you could trade places, are you? No, I’m wishing I had a lawyer with more common sense. I’m sorry. Lucy coe is my business partner. We’re about to take deception public. That’s gonna make me, that’s gonna make lucy, that’s gonna make you a lot of money. Still not seeing the problem. Okay. Okay. You cannot effectively represent me and my best interests if you are sleeping with lucy coe, who, by the way, is notorious for getting the better of her lovers. So if she gets the better of you, she’s gonna get the better of me. So you can have me or you can have lucy. You cannot have both. So, I will be keeping an eye on you. Well, now, isn’t that a little superfluous given my deal with the wsb? I’m not beholden to that deal. So I strenuously advise you to behave yourself. Or? You read my file. You tell me. Uncle victor is the only reason that I’m going to spring ridge instead of pentonville. And I’m grateful for that. I am. I just wish that I didn’t have victor to thank for it. Spencer, you know you messed up, right? Yes, yes. Okay, good. Good. And your job now is to make amends. I know. Okay, I want to see that. I don’t want just lip service.

[ Bell dings ] I have to get that. Don’t worry. Once spence gets out of spring ridge, he’ll have plenty of people to keep him on the straight and narrow. Me, kevin, you. One big, happy family. Let’s get out of here. Why, sonny? D.A. Sheridan: Objection, your honor. Mr. Baldwin has gone far beyond a fishing expedition. What is willow gonna say? He’s threatening ms. Tait with perjury when she hasn’t been deposed, and there’s no indication she knows anything germane to these proceedings. Overruled. I want to see where this is going. Whenever you’re ready. A F… a few weeks ago… I over…

[ Sighs ] I overheard nina and sonny in a conversation at general hospital. Out in the open? In the chapel. So it was just the two of them? Yes. What was said in this conversation? I… I wasn’t — I-I wasn’t there for all of it. Well, the part that you were there for, did mr. Corinthos touch on the nature of his relationship with ms. Reeves? He did. D.A. Sheridan: Hearsay, your honor. Overruled. Could you be more specific? I-I-I… I overheard sonny say, “whatever happened between us in nixon falls, it has to come from me, and it will.” What was that, ms. Tait? What was between the accused and the alleged victim? Love.

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Julie: Well, doesn’t it make you feel all christmassy?

Eli: Yeah, it sure does. You know, grandma, looking at this beautiful tree, you would never guess that the devil tried to burn it down last night.

Julie: It’s going to take more than demon possession to stop this family or your grandmother from having the horton christmas tree. That reminds me I have something for you.

Eli: Okay.

Julie: Yeah. You hear that? Well, actually, it’s for you and lani. But actually, it’s for my precious grandbabies. Yes, it is. But you are a little small to undo the box. And so daddy is going to do the honors.

Eli: Maybe we should wait until lani’s done helping doug in the kitchen.

Julie: No. I’m too impatient. I want to see it now. Open it, darling.

Eli: Okay. All right. Grandma, thank you. Look. Guys, these are for you from your great-grandmother and you’ll put them on that tree there every year.

Julie: Can we hang out together? Just you and me right now? It would give me something so lovely to remember.

Eli: Sure. Let’s do it. You want to see?

Julie: You want to watch? This is you and this is you, little jules. Okay.

Eli: Which one–

Julie: What do you like? How about there? Okay. And there she is.

Eli: Right. I’ll put carver right next to jules.

Julie: Good idea.

Eli: How’s that?

Julie: Well, I think it’s perfect. Can you see, honey?

Eli: Yeah. See?

Julie: Do you see them on the tree? Do you see ’em?

Eli: They have your names on them. Now you guys are officially part of the horton family christmas tree tradition, and you always will be.

[Soft music]

Allie: You’re up early. Is that because you know it’s christmas? It’s christmas.

Tripp: Hey.

Allie: Hey. Hi. Sorry. Did henry wake you up?

Tripp: No, no. That’s okay. It’s okay. Merry christmas. And merry christmas to you, hank.

Allie: Merry christmas. How’re you feeling this morning?

Tripp: Not bad for a guy who just came out of a coma.

Allie: But at least it wasn’t your coma.

Tripp: Yeah. Was that just a bad christmas eve dream? Or did your grandma really turn me into jan spears in a coma?

Allie: I really wish that i could say it was a bad dream, but I can’T.

Tripp: I know.

Allie: But hey, hey. It’s over now. Okay. It’s over. And I don’t want to talk about demons anymore. It’s christmas. It’s the one day of the year when miracles really can happen. And you and i and henry are all together, so let’s just be happy. Okay.

Tripp: Sounds good to me. Hey big man. You want some–are you hungry? Want some pancakes?

Allie: Want some pancakes?

Tripp: Want some pancakes? Yeah. You want some pancakes.

Allie: Hold on. It’s johnny. He says he’s back from italy and he says he has news. Wonder what it could be.

Tripp: Hmm.

[Soft music]

Johnny: Hey. Hey. Morning, mrs. Dimera. Buon natale.

Chanel: Mrs. Dimera. I like the sound of that.

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: What else did you say?

Johnny: Buon natale. It’s italian for merry christmas.

Chanel: Why does everything sound so much sexier in italian?

Johnny: Because it is.

Chanel: Think your parents are getting used to the idea of me being their daughter-in-law?

Johnny: I think that my parents have bigger things to worry about than you and me.

Chanel: Yeah. Like what?

Johnny: Like my dad is in jail for kidnapping my mom.

Nicole: Merry christmas.

Ej: I was surprised when they told me I had a visitor. I thought you’d be with holly.

Nicole: Well, maggie and victor asked if they could have her. So I just dropped her off. Did you get any sleep at all?

Ej: Not much. The accommodations aren’t up to my usual standards. Why are you staring at me?

Nicole: Did you do it? Did you really have sami kidnapped?

Sami: Come on, mom. You have to beat this. Hi.

Lucas: Hey, you all right?

Sami: Come in, please.

Lucas: Well, I just heard that ej was arrested.

Sami: Look, I can’t think about him right now.

Lucas: What do you mean you can’t think about ej right now? Since when?

Sami: It’s john has locked my mother in their bedroom, tied her to the bed.

Lucas: Are you kidding me? What are they doing in there?

Sami: God only knows. And I mean that literally.

John: I know you’re still there, doc. It’s christmas morning. It’s time for you to come home to me.

Demon marlena: Nice day for an exorcism.

[Laughing] Good luck with that.


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[Soft orchestration]

Chanel: You’re putting me on, right? Your dad didn’t really have your mom kidnapped.

Johnny: Yeah. I mean, I don’t know. The cops must think so or they wouldn’t have arrested him.

Chanel: Wow. Wow. Okay. So, well, what do you think? You know your dad better than the cops do.

Johnny: Nothing my dad does really surprises me, you know. He is a dimera.

Chanel: So are you.

Johnny: Starting to have second thoughts about marrying into my crazy family?

Chanel: No way. I’m in for the long haul.

Johnny: Hey. What do you say that we forget about my parents’ latest drama and go see allie. It’s time we gave her the good news.

Chanel: Oh. Yeah, okay. If you want to.

Johnny: Hey, whoa–where do you think you’re going?

Chanel: To take a shower.

Johnny: Without giving me my christmas present?

Chanel: You want a present?

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: Have you been naughty or nice?

Johnny: I’ll be whatever you want me to be.

Ej: The police can’t possibly make a case against me, because I’m innocent. I’m serious. I had absolutely nothing to do with samantha’s kidnapping.

Nicole: Well, I heard the cops caught one of the guys who was guarding sami. Why would he say that he worked for you?

Ej: Because he’s lying. Someone is setting me up.

Lucas: Your mom set fire to the horton christmas angel?

Sami: Yeah. Right out of currier and ives, isn’t it?

Lucas: That angel’s been in my family for generations. Doug and julie must be freaked out. You know, they’re scared of your mom right now.

Sami: Well, they have every reason to be. She’s pretty scary. John keeps reminding me that it’s the thing in her that did this, not her. But it looks a lot like her.

Lucas: I can’t–i just can’T.

Sami: It’s happened before, you know. I mean, as it turns out, my mother is the devil’s favorite place to go for the holidays.

Lucas: Well, I just didn’t think it would happen again is what I’m saying.

Sami: Me neither. I just hope john knows what he’s doing. I hope that we get my mom back before it’s too late.

Demon marlena: Why can’t I do this?

John: Because you are losing your power. You’re not as strong as you used to be.

Demon marlena: That’s not true.

John: I think you’re making it true.

[Dramatic music]

Our father, who art in heaven–

Demon marlena: You’re not really starting that–

John: Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done–

Demon marlena: He can’t hear you.

John: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven–

Demon marlena: You’re wasting your breath. You aren’t even a priest.

John: Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses–

Demon marlena: Your precious marlena is lost to you.

John: As we forgive those who trespass against us.

Demon marlena: [Laughing]

Limu emu… & doug

Paulina: Abe. Fancy meeting you here.

Abe: Hello, paulina. Merry christmas.

Paulina: Merry christmas to you. I’m just finishing up my christmas shopping.

Abe: I’m surprised there were stores open.

Paulina: Ballistix was open till noon. I made it in just under the wire. Good thing too. I have a new son-in-law to shop for.

Abe: Well, you know that eli and lani have been married for over a year.

Paulina: I wasn’t talking about eli. And I’m sure he doesn’t want a present from me anyway. I’m talking about my new son-in-law. My chanel, she came home from her roman holiday married to johnny dimera.

Johnny: Hey. What’s wrong?

Chanel: Just hold on a minute. Okay?

Johnny: Do you not want to tell allie that we got married?

Chanel: No. No, it’s not that. It’s just I’m worried about how she’ll take it.

Johnny: Why? Because you guys played around with kissing for a while? That’s way in the past. Look, you’re my wife now.

Chanel: Yeah, I am. I married to my best friend’s brother. The brother she warned me about. This could be weird for her.

Johnny: Look, okay, she’s gonna find out eventually. She might as well find out from us.


Allie: Hi. Welcome home.

Chanel: Merry christmas.

Allie: Merry christmas. Hi. Oh, you guys should’ve come by earlier. Tripp made pancakes.

Chanel: We got henry a present; where is he?

Allie: That’s so sweet. He was up really early, but then he got really sleepy after his big breakfast. So tripp is putting him down for a nap.

Johnny: Oh. He’s here?

Tripp: Yeah. He’s here. Merry christmas.

Johnny: You too.

Chanel: This is for you. It’s from johnny and me.

Allie: Aww. Well, I got you guys stuff too. I mean, I figured we’d open it all together.

Johnny: You guys want to– you guys want to wait a minute on the–on the presents. Didn’t you get my text? Don’t you want to hear the big news?

Allie: Yeah, but I realized that I already know what it is.

Chanel: You do?

Allie: Yeah. Johnny’s dad kidnapped our mom.

Nicole: Okay. Who would want to set you up for kidnapping sami?

Ej: I’ve made more than a few enemies here in salem. Victor kiriakis blames me for titan’s financial problems. Melinda trask hates me for making her look like a fool in court. And then there’s–

Nicole: Okay. You might want to narrow down your list to one possible name that you can give the police.

Ej: As a matter of fact, I already have.

Sami: John’s been in there for a long time. I hope she hasn’t turned him into a goat or something.

Lucas: Turn him into a goat. You’re wearing out the rug. Come on, sit down for a second. Take a look. Well, so I don’t–I don’t know–I don’t know a lot about exorcisms, but I’ve seen a couple movies about them, you know, and i just know it takes a while. Right?

Sami: Exorcism. You know, my–my mother should be enjoying her christmas with her children and her grandchildren.

Lucas: I know.

Sami: Instead she’s in there battling for her immortal soul. If anyone deserves to be possessed by the devil, it’s me.

Lucas: Would we be able to tell the difference if you were possessed by the devil? Would we be able to decipher that? I’m just kidding. Trying to keep your mind off things. Okay. I’m try and change the subject, that’s all. I know that you’re very scared for your mom right now, but we should probably talk about this ej situation, right?

Sami: No. Lucas, I don’t want to talk about that.

Lucas: What do you mean you don’t want to talk about your very own husband kidnaps you, hold you against your will? Please tell me you’re done with that guy. People everywhere living with

Johnny: I still can’t believe that dad would do that to mom.

Allie: I can.

Johnny: Come on, al.

Allie: What? You saw how he treated her when we were all in rome.

Johnny: Yeah. And then he followed her back here and they got back together.

Allie: And then he found out that she was cheating on him.

Johnny: Well, let’s just agree to disagree. Okay. That’s not the news that we came here to tell you.

Tripp: Okay. Okay, you guys have the floor.

Johnny: Chanel and i got married.

Tripp: Get out.

Johnny: Yes.

Chanel: We’re not just best friends anymore. We’re sisters-in-law.

Abe: Johnny and chanel, are they really married?

Paulina: Oh yeah. I’m trying to make the best of it, but–

Abe: But you’ve heard a lot of far-out stories about the dimera family.

Paulina: Yes, I have. Although I know your–your late wife. She was a dimera. So–so that makes your son theo half-dimera, so–well, there’s obviously some goodness in that gene pool.

Abe: Definitely. Besides, every family has its problems.

Ej: And there’s chad. He wants dimera enterprises all to himself. He makes no secret of that. Jake knows that I organized the campaign to oust him as ceo. Gabi hates me for that and for throwing her out of my house–

Nicole: Okay. I thought you said you narrowed your list down to one name.

Ej: But out of all those people, I don’t think anyone hates me more than rafe does.

Nicole: [Scoffs] Rafe? Oh, don’t be ridiculous. First of all, he would never do that to sami. And second of all, he wouldn’t break the law just to get to you.

Ej: He’s always been jealous of me and it’s even worse now that I’m with you.

Nicole: Rafe?

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Jealous? That is patently absurd.

Ej: I disagree.

Nicole: Okay. Well then since we’re sitting here talking about people who hate your guts, what about lucas horton?

Sami: Look, I’ve heard chapter and verse about how you hate ej. I don’t need to hear it anymore. Listen, I have to be here for my mother right now.

Lucas: I know. I get that. Okay. But he–he did kidnap you for weeks and weeks. He held you there and he tortured you. Why would you go back to a guy who tortured you? How’s that going to help your mother?

Sami: We don’t know that it was ej.

Lucas: Yes, we do. Why would the salem pd arrest him? They wouldn’t arrest him for nothing. And please tell me you’re not still fighting the divorce.

Sami: Well, ej doesn’t want a divorce now.

Lucas: He what?

Sami: Yeah, he was just telling me that he–mom.

John: Very impressive. Even shackled to the bed, you have telekinetic powers, but I have god, our father, the son and the holy spirit on my side, not to mention marlena’s love. Shall we begin? Revelation, book 12, verse 9. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil, and satan, who deceiveth the whole world was cast out into the earth, and all of his angels were cast out with him.” Cast out. Cast out.

Demon marlena: [Screaming]

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[Dramatic music]

[ Echoing ]

Some of us were born for this.

John: First peter, chapter 5, verse 8, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Sami: Stop. Stop.

Demon marlena: Sami. Sami, please help me. Honey. Honey, you’ve got to help me. This is what he did to me. Look at this. This is why I ran away.

John: Samantha, it’s not her.

Sami: No. John, you have to stop. Okay. Please. You have to untie her. This is torture.

Johnny: Samantha, it’s not her. It’s the devil just playing with you. It’s not her.

Demon marlena: Sami. Sami, help me.

Sami: John, I can’t stand to see her scream.

Demon marlena: Sami, help me, please.

John: Let’s take a break. Let’s take a break. Let’s take a break. Come with me. Come with me. Come with me. Lucas, let’s go.

[Dramatic music]

Demon marlena: Not so fast, mr. Horton. You and I have to chat alone for a moment.

Ej: You actually think lucas horton has the brains and the nerve to set me up?

Nicole: No. All I said was lucas hates you, not as much as rafe does. I don’t think either one of them would do this to you. I think you’re just grasping at straws.

Ej: I don’t know about that. I didn’t put lucas on my list of suspects because he always seems so ineffectual. But maybe it was him.

Lani: Let’s go.

Paulina: Can I at least wish you a merry christmas?

Eli: Merry christmas, paulina.

Lani: The kids have probably worn doug and julie out by now. We should go pick them up and I still have a lot to do for our christmas dinner. Dad, we’ll–we’ll see you later tonight, right?

Abe: Of course you will.

Paulina: Well, I thought you want to know you have a new brother-in-law.

Allie: So you guys are really married?

Johnny: Yes, we are. Yes.

Allie: When did that happen?

Johnny: While we were in rome. Do you remember that church that mom used to take us to? That little church.

Allie: San carlo of the four fountains?

Johnny: Yes. Yeah. That’s–that’s where we got married.

Tripp: So, congratulations.

Johnny: Thank you. Thank you.

Chanel: Allie? You’re not saying anything.

Allie: Okay. You want me to say something? You just made the biggest mistake of your entire life.


Johnny: I can’t believe you just said that.

Chanel: I thought you’d be happy for us.

Tripp: I mean, you guys just did throw this at her.

Johnny: No, we didn’T.

Allie: How long have you been dating? A couple of months?

Johnny: Long enough to know we love each other.

Allie: Okay. How many times have I watched you fall in and out of love?

Johnny: I’m not a kid anymore. Okay. This is different. Chanel and I know that what we feel for each other is real.

Allie: What do you know about real? Our giovanni here is always the leading man in his own movie. The plot is always the same. It’s just the girl who changes. Okay. They go for romantic strolls by the tiber, and then they walk over to the piazza navona. That’s your regular route. Wasn’t it? And then he takes her to the one trattoria where they know him and he orders for her in italian. Sound familiar? I guess you needed a bigger ending for your movie this time ’cause you married the girl before you broke up with her.

Johnny: Are you done yet? Or you still–okay.

Allie: No, I’m not done. The movie’s over. Okay? You’re back in salem now. What happens when those magic feeling goes away and you’re stuck with a guy who’s bored of being a husband?

Sami: [Crying]

John: Hey. Here you go, kid.

Sami: Thank you.

John: Look, I know how hard this is on you and I know how much you hate what I’m doing because I hate it too. But a successful exorcism is the only chance I have of bringing your mother back to you.

Sami: I understand. And I brought grandma carolyn’s rosary, ’cause I wanted to help, but it just so hard. It’s really hard to see her like that.

John: That wasn’t her. That was satan preying on your love of her. He wants you to stop me.

Sami: I just–I love her, you know, that right, john? I love her so much, even though I don’t always show her how much I love her–

John: She understands that. Sweetie, wherever she is right now, she can feel that love.

Sami: Wherever she is?

John: You know–whether you realize it or not, what you’re doing right now is helping her. It’s making her stronger and I need you with me on this right now. I need you to be 100% all in.

Sami: Okay.

John: It says in the bible that, ‘a house divided against itself shall not stand.’ And we’re up against the forces of darkness here, so we–we have to be a united front. All in, samantha.

Nicole: Okay. Just slow down a little bit here. Okay? I don’t really see lucas as the kidnapping type.

Ej: Why not? He pretended to have a brain tumor so he could get close to chloe lane.

Nicole: No, no, no. Sami put him up to that. Because your lovely sister said that she would tell the whole world about sami and lucas if sami didn’t get chloe away from brady.

Ej: What about the fact that lucas almost let samantha receive the death penalty for a murder he committed? He didn’t need prodding from kristen then.

Nicole: Well, lucas finally manned up and stopped the execution.

Ej: With seconds to spare. I’m sorry, but lucas horton is more malicious than you give him credit for.

Lucas: There’s nothing I can do for you. So stop playing games and open up the door.

Demon marlena: No. We’ve got a few things to get settled first.

Lucas: You and me? What do we have to talk about?

Demon marlena: For starters, I know what you did. People think of you as the boring one, but I know what a little bad boy you are.

Lucas: Yeah, I’m so boring that your mind games aren’t going to work on me.

Demon marlena: Really? You see, I know that you’re the one that kidnapped sami and held her captive. That’s not very boring.

Lucas: You don’t know anything about me.

Demon marlena: I know you’re an imbecile and I know that I gave you the idea.

Lucas: Wait a minute. You made me kidnap sami?

Demon marlena: “The devil made me do it”? That’s going to be your defense? I’m sorry to disappoint, but I didn’t make you do it.

Lucas: What the hell did you do?

Demon marlena: Well, I just planted the idea in that little booze soaked brain of yours. The rest of it, you did yourself voluntarily because you couldn’t resist the temptation.

Lucas: Oh, my god.

Demon marlena: Oh, and lucas, if you don’t get me out of here, I’m gonna tell sami everything. Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

Lani: So chanel ran off to italy and married herself a dimera. That girl knows how to keep life interesting.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. You can say that again.

Lani: Thank you for telling me about chanel and johnny. I will send them a wedding present.

Paulina: Speaking of presents–

Lani: I thought I made it clear to you that I don’t want anything from you.

Paulina: Even if they for my grandchildren?

Nicole: When am I going to learn to keep my big mouth shut? You cannot pin this on lucas

Ej: If it isn’t him, then who is it? Samantha didn’t kidnap herself.

Nicole: Actually, I wouldn’t put it past her.

Ej: Don’t be ridiculous.

Nicole: Well, in case you’re interested, you still haven’t convinced me that it wasn’t you.

Sami: I am with you, john. You have my attention now. I am with you 100% all in.

John: We can do this. You know, we’re not gonna stop until we save her and we’re going to need all the support we can get. We’re going to need it from our kids. We’re going to need it from our friends and especially from the man upstairs.

Sami: Yeah, especially from him. And speaking of our kids, you know what, lucas, maybe you could call–lucas. Where is he?

John: I don’t know. He was right behind us when we left the bedroom.

Demon marlena: All you have to do is untie me and I can make sure that your–your precious sami never knows you kidnapped her. I can do things like that, you know.

Lucas: If I set you free, that means you can do whatever you want to marlena. Sami will hate me. Everybody would.

Demon marlena: Well, everybody’s going to hate you anyway, once they find out that you kidnapped sami and you–you framed– you framed ej.

[Laughs] You’re just– you’re screwed no matter what you do. So why don’t we do this my way? You know what? I’ll make it easy for you. Just–just untie one hand. I’ll do the rest.

[Unsettling music]

Sami: Lucas! Lucas! Lucas, what the hell are you doing? How did olay top expensive creams?

Chanel: I need to talk to allie alone.

Tripp: You want to go take a peek at your nephew?

Johnny: Sure, I do.

Allie: You didn’t hear a word I said, did you?

Chanel: Like I don’t know that johnny’s had girls before me?

Allie: A lot of them.

Chanel: I’m telling you, this is different. Yeah, it was a spur of the moment thing, but it was real.

Allie: Okay. Well, johnny is not the only one who does think spur of the moment, chanel. All right. You remember your what a day and a half as mrs. Xander cook? What was that, five minutes after you got to salem?

Chanel: That was a scam. This is love.

Allie: Are you sure about that?

Johnny: Damn it, allie. I love chanel. Chanel loves me. We got married. Why can’t you just accept that?

Allie: Who cares if I accept it? It’s your life.

Johnny: You’re my sister. I thought you might like to see me happy, but I guess not.

Allie: I do want to see you happy, but I’d also like to see chanel happy and I feel like you’re going to make her miserable.

Johnny: I just–you know what? I had a thought. I’m starting to think that maybe this isn’t about me at all. Maybe you’re just jealous.

Tripp: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Johnny: What do you think it means? It means your girlfriend wants my wife all to herself.

Paulina: It’s kaleidoscopes of pictures of your–your big mama and paw-paw when they were first married. And me and tammy as little girls. You and chanel when you were babies. The whole family.

Abe: That is very thoughtful of you, paulina.

Paulina: Me and tammy had them when we were little and I made one for chanel too.

Lani: My mom made me one. I used to stare at that thing for hours.

Paulina: Sort of a price family tradition.

Lani: I’m sorry. I-I can’t accept that.

Eli: Come on, baby. It’s christmas.

Paulina: Please. Please let me do this for my grandbabies.

Lani: Thank you, paulina.

Paulina: You are more than welcome.

Nicole: You and I have gone out to dinner several times and we’ve had sex once. I still don’t know who this new ej is and what he’s capable of.

Ej: I told samantha our marriage was over and that I wanted a divorce. She was sobbing–sobbing when I ordered her out of my house. Do you think I’m such a sadist that I also had her kidnapped?

Nicole: Well, when you put it like that, no. No, I don’t think you’re a sadist.

Ej: So you believe me now.

Nicole: Yes.

Ej: Thank you.

Nicole: Don’t thank me yet. We still have to figure out who kidnapped sami or you could be ringing in the new year at statesville.

Lucas: I was on my way out and she loosened the restraints. I didn’t want her to break loose.

Sami: Really? Oh no.

Demon marlena: He’s lying about everything.

John: Heavenly father. I know it says that you never put more on us than we can bear. But this is a lot. I don’t know if I have the strength to see this through, so I need your help, lord. I just need–I need you to give me a sign that it’s your will that doc’s soul will be saved for a second time.

[Knock at door]

[Tense music]

Yeah, hold on.

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Deacon: Uh, this isn’t what it looks like. I’m not bartending. I’m just covering for paul.

Brooke: Where is paul?

Deacon: Paul and his wife just had a baby. Yeah. So, they’re at the hospital. I told him I’d cover his shift and restock for him so they could spend some more time together.

Brooke: Okay, well that is very thoughtful of you.

Deacon: Well, I am mr. Thoughtful. So brooke, how was your christmas? Because I got to tell you, mine? Off the charts awesome. Want to know why?

Brooke: Let me guess. Is it because you got to spend it with your daughter?

Deacon: Best christmas ever.

Brooke: Hope said it was really special too.

Deacon: She said you guys were up at the forrester mansion, how’d that go?

Brooke: Oh, it was a good traditional christmas. It’s always fun to see it through beth and douglas’ eyes. You know, christmas is all about the children.

Deacon: Yeah. Did eric whip up a batch of that high octane eggnog?

Brooke: You know it. Actually, that’s why I’m here. Eric poured me some non-alcoholic champagne at christmas, and it was so good, you know, since I’m not drinking. And I took a picture of it on my cell.

Deacon: Oh yeah.

Brooke: Oh, so you know what this is?

Deacon: Yeah, we got a bottle of it right here. Pretty popular with the non-drinking crowd.

Brooke: Well, I’d love to get a bottle actually. We’re having some family over for new year’s eve.

Deacon: This is the last one, it’s spoken for, but we’re getting a new batch in so I can have one delivered to your place for new year’s eve.

Brooke: Okay.

Deacon: Yeah?

Brooke: That would be perfecT.

Deacon: Okay.

Brooke: Thank you.

Deacon: Is there anything else I can do for you? Not that I could ever repay you for everything you’ve done for me. You know, brooke, I gotta tell you, I just feel like this is the first time that I really have a shot at a decent life. And it’s because you’ve had your… your faith you’ve put in me. And… oh no.

Sheila: Am I interrupting?

Brooke: What is she doing here, deacon?

Paris: It felt like something out of one of those wholesome christmas movies. But it was real.

Steffy: That’s what christmas at my grandfather’s is all about. Carol song, eggnog flowing, gifts galore and a real true appreciation of the holidays.

Paris: I know you must be thrilled having your mom back in town for the holidays.

Steffy: I am so thrilled I haven’t seen her in ages. It’s so wonderful to have her back.

Paris: And thomas is excited too, I bet.

Steffy: Yeah, he is. My dad too. He and my mom are close even though they’re divorced.

Paris: Must have been tough when your family split.

Steffy: Yeah, yeah, it was. But, you know, of course, I wanted my parents to stay together. But no matter what, it still feels like a family, which is nice. Like the love is there.

Paris: I’m happy for you, steffy. All of you.

Steffy: Thank you. And plus, I got the best christmas gift, my mom says she is staying in L.A. So thomas, me, dad, we don’t have to say goodbye to her after the holidays. She’s going to be around for all of us.

Paris: So you had no idea your mom was coming back when she did?

Steffy: No idea. Complete surprise. She actually walked into my house.

Paris: Oh wow.

Steffy: It’s so crazy. I mean, like we talk all the time, we text and we video chat, but there’s nothing like having your mom there. You know those mom hugs? It’s nice. It’s really nice to have her back for the holidays.

Paris: That sounds magical. Yeah, it definitely is. Except for one guest.

Sheila: Happy holidays to you, too, brooke. Am I not supposed to spread a little bit of goodwill when I can? It’s the season, right?

Brooke: You never spread goodwill. You’re just interested in spreading chaos and your own brand of crazy.

Sheila: Oh well, well, well. What happened? Did somebody put a lump of coal in your stocking this year because you’re even nastier to me than–

Deacon: Okay, all right, ladies, please–

Brooke: You know, I’d like an explanation, deacon. You promised me that you were no longer associating with sheila.

Deacon: I know.

Brooke: Yet I allowed you into our home and into our family.

Deacon: I am so grateful for that.

Brooke: I even supported you spending time with hope on one condition: That you stay away from sheila. Yet here she is. And here you are. So, tell me what’s going on. Are you still involved with sheila? Super emma just about sleeps in her cape.

Paris: Well, obviously, that wasn’t what you expected.

Steffy: Yeah. Spending christmas eve with sheila? Absolutely not. But I do trust my mom’s reasoning for inviting her.

Paris: You just don’t trust sheila. I totally get that.

Steffy: Yeah. Why would I trust her? She’s like a crazy–

Zende: There you are. I’ve been looking everywhere for you.

Paris: You have?

Zende: I even had charlie put out an apb. There are men searching the building as we speak.

Paris: Stop.

Steffy: Wow, comedian. My cousin, wow.

Zende: Thank you.

Paris: One of his most endearing qualities.

Zende: Along with my ability to pull off incredible surprises. Speaking of which, christmas with you was really amazing. I’m just making sure we’re still on for new year’S. I’m thinking romantic dinner, followed by, well, let’s just say it’s going to be epic.

Steffy: Oh, come on, you got to give it more than that.

Zende: No, not happening, this guy’s lips are sealed.

[ Phone chiming ] Oh. And on that note, I have to meet someone. I will see you ladies a little bit later.

Paris: Bye.

Zende: Bye.

Steffy: I’m just going to say it right now, zende is into you. Wow.

Deacon: Okay, there is nothing romantic going on between me and sheila.

Brooke: Is it true?

Sheila: Well, we’re not sharing a bed right now.

Deacon: Okay, stop. All right? I live in a room in the back here. I work here. I mop up. I mean, come on. I didn’t call her and invite her here. It’s a public establishment. I can’t control what she does.

Sheila: Hello, hello. I’m right here. I can speak for myself.

Deacon: Look, all I’m saying is I don’t want to give brooke the wrong impression. Every single good thing that’s happened to me since I’ve gotten out of prison has been a result of hope and brooke being kind to me, all right? I’m not going to mess that up.

Sheila: And being around me, that’s messing it up?

Deacon: Yes! Because I gave them my word–

Sheila: Okay. Stop, stop, stop. You know, whatever you promised brooke and your daughter, that’s your business. But where I go and who I see, that is none of brooke’s concern. Now you might want to let her dictate your life, but she sure as hell isn’t going to dictate mine. It’s not like I have a lot of friends here in L.A. Anyway.

Brooke: That doesn’t surprise me.

Sheila: Fine, fine. Ol’ miss high and mighty. That’s what you do best, isn’t it? But, deacon… deacon’s my friend.

Brooke: But you can’t be in deacon’s life. He’s doing the best he can to turn himself around, and he’s doing a great job. He doesn’t need a negative influence in his life and that’s exactly what you are!

Sheila: Oh my god! You really believe you know what’s best for everyone, don’t you?

Brooke: Actually, I do in this case, yes. Deacon’s better off having nothing to do with you.

Sheila: Is that how you feel, too? I mean, is brooke speaking for you?

Deacon: I feel like in this situation? Yes, sheila. You know, we can’t be seeing each other.

Sheila: You know, you’ve always looked down your nose at me like you’re better than me, but you’re not brooke. I’m a registered nurse. I put myself through school. I made something of myself. And what did you do? You just slept your way up and down the forrester ladder.

Brooke: Oh, come on, sheila. You know my history. You know I went to college and I became a chemist, and then I created the believe formula, and made millions–

Sheila: Whatever, whatever. I cannot understand why ridge looks at you as his destiny when he already has a family with children and grandchildren with taylor. And one of those grandkids happens to be mine, too? I don’t understand why he would want to spend his life with an alcoholic slut like you, it’s beyond me!

Brooke: Oh, god!

Sheila: Yeah, that’s right. I said it. Stephanie forrester’s words. Once a slut from the valley, always a slut from the valley.

[ Chuckling ]

Brooke: You really are certifiable, aren’t you? You are completely insane.

From the very first touch,

Steffy: Zende is a true romantic, that’s for sure. Like most of the forrester men, it’s kind of like a family tradition.

Paris: What is?

Steffy: The big, romantic gesture? You know how my father proposed to my mom? By having a treasure hunt in the caribbean.

Paris: Really?

Steffy: Yeah, we were kids, and they told us the story over and over again, but I never get tired of hearing it. And thomas loved the part where the ring was the buried treasure. So cute.

Paris: Wow, your parents must have been really in love like you are with finn.

Steffy: And like zende is with you. I haven’t seen him so wrapped up like this with anyone. It just makes me curious, you know, to see what my cousin has in store for you on new year’s eve.

Zende: So, my special request from a few weeks ago, it’s actually ready?

Quinn: Yes, it is, and I’m sorry it took so long. I had to get my own life back in order, but I think you’re going to be pleased. I’m pretty happy with it if I do say so myself, and I think paris will approve. Yeah?

Zende: Approve?

[ Quinn chuckling ] You kidding me? This is just beyond anything I could have imagined, it’s stunning.

Quinn: It’s what I do.

Zende: No one does it better.

[ Quinn chuckling ] Wow. Thank you, quinn.

Quinn: You’re welcome. So, let me ask you a question. Does paris know that you’re about to propose?

Deacon: Enough, stop. Both of you. Sheila, I work here? You’re going to get me fired.

Sheila: Like she even cares. All she ever thinks about is herself.

Brooke: This is exactly why I didn’t want you associating with this woman. She is divisive and destructive.

Sheila: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, no. What I am is human. And I’ve made mistakes. Terrible mistakes that I have paid for. But you won’t even give me an opportunity to prove that to you. No, you don’t have even the simplest hint of forgiveness or understanding in you. Why can’t you just be more like taylor?

Brooke: Taylor?

Sheila: Yes, taylor, you remember. The ex mrs. Ridge forrester who can actually be compassionate and show empathy.

Brooke: What are you even talking about, sheila?

Sheila: I got to go to finn and steffy’s christmas eve, and I spent time with my son and my grandson.

Brooke: Okay, that’s kind of funny because steffy would never allow you in her home.

Sheila: But taylor would. She’s the one that talked finn and steffy into inviting me.

Brooke: Why on earth would taylor do something so dangerous?

Sheila: Because she’s kind and understanding and not condemning me. Why can’t you be like that?

Brooke: Never. Taylor may have opened the door to you, just a crack, but I’m going to make sure that I slam that door, I lock it, and I throw away the key.

Sheila: You know, why don’t you stop with all the bravado? Because there is nothing you can do about it.

Brooke: Yeah? You just watch me. I am gonna make sure you come nowhere near my family, especially steffy, finn, and hayes.

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Brooke: If you think by manipulating taylor, you’re going to–

Sheila: I’m not manipulating taylor. She’s a world class psychiatrist. I wouldn’t be able to do that. She’d see me coming a mile away.

Brooke: Maybe, maybe not. Maybe she’s been gone so long she forgot how truly diabolical you are.

Sheila: Oh, my god! You just won’t quit. You won’t give me the slightest benefit of the doubt, something taylor is willing to do.

Brooke: I don’t even know why she would do that, sheila. You shot her. You kept her away from her family for years.

Deacon: We have to have a timeout, all right? Please before–

Sheila: Why? Why is that? Are you afraid I’m going to go after her? Is that it? And you’d love it, wouldn’t you? Especially in a public setting like this, because then you’d get everyone to believe your you warped opinion of me.

Brooke: I’m serious, sheila. I’m gonna do everything in my power to keep you away from our family and ridge will agree with me because he doesn’t like you either. And I’m going to make damn sure he knows how crazy you are.

Sheila: Please. Brooke, just don’t do this. Don’t come between my son, my grandson and me. Show a little bit of mercy.

Brooke: If it were anybody else, I might. But you’re dangerous, sheila. A sociopath. And steffy and her family need to be protected from you. I am going to make certain that you are out of all of our lives once and for all.

Deacon: Okay, look. It’s time to go. Let’s go. Come on, come on, come on.

Zende: It’s beautiful. Just like paris. Thank you again, quinn.

Quinn: You’re welcome. But you still didn’t answer my question. Does paris have even the slightest inkling that you are about to propose?

Zende: I’m not sure. Are you wondering if I’m moving into this too fast?

Quinn: That’s absolutely none of my business. But you clearly love her.

Zende: I do. I’m certain she’s the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. And I have to believe that paris feels the same way about me.

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Sheila: Brooke, brooke, brooke! Threatening to come between my son, my grandson and me. And take away my only friend in deacon. Why can’t she just leave me alone? Not like she’s never done anything wrong in her life. But how. How do I stop her? How do I put her in her place?

Deacon: It’s pretty popular with the non-drinking crowd. I’ll have a bottle delivered to your place for new year’s eve.

Sheila: This is how I stop brooke. And it all starts… new year’s eve. . . .

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Eli joins Julie with his babies at her home and praises her Christmas tree, saying you’d never know the Devil set it on fire. Julie responds that it will take more than demonic possession to stop her from having the Horton family Christmas tree. Julie presents Eli with a Christmas gift for the kids. Eli suggests waiting until Lani is done helping Doug in the kitchen but Julie says she’s too impatient and wants to see it now. Eli opens it and it’s Christmas ornaments for Jules and Carver with their names on them. Julie asks if they can hang them together which Eli agrees to. Eli declares that the twins are now officially part of the Horton Christmas tradition and always will be.

Allie and Tripp get up with her son Henry at home. Tripp talks about Devil Marlena turning him in to Jan Spears in a coma. Allie wishes it was just a bad dream and encourages that it’s over now and that it’s Christmas, the one day of the year where miracles can really happen. Allie says they are together so they’ll just be happy. Allie gets a text from Johnny, saying he’s back from Italy and he has some news. Allie wonders what it could be.

Chanel wakes up in bed with Johnny. He calls her Mrs. DiMera and wishes her a Merry Christmas as they kiss. Chanel wonders if his parents are getting used to the idea of her being their daughter in law. Johnny thinks they have bigger things to worry about; like EJ being in jail for kidnapping Sami.

EJ sits handcuffed to the chair in the interrogation room. Nicole enters and wishes him a Merry Christmas. EJ says he was surprised when they told him he had a visitor as he thought Nicole would be with her daughter Holly. Nicole says she just dropped her off with Maggie and Victor. Nicole asks if EJ got any sleep at all. EJ says not much as the accommodations are not up to his usual standards. Nicole then asks if EJ really had Sami kidnapped.

Sami sits at John and Marlena’s, hoping for Marlena to beat this. Lucas arrives and asks if she’s alright as he just heard that EJ was arrested. Sami says she can’t think about EJ right now which Lucas questions. Sami then reveals that John has Marlena locked in the bedroom, tied to the bed. Lucas questions what they are doing in there. Sami says God only knows.

John sits with Marlena tied to the bed and declares that it’s Christmas morning so it’s time for her to come home to him. The Devil jokes that it’s a nice day for an exorcism and wishes him luck with that as he laughs at him.

Chanel questions Johnny about EJ having Sami kidnapped. Johnny says the cops must think so or else they wouldn’t have arrested him. Chanel asks what he thinks since he knows EJ better than the cops. Johnny responds that nothing EJ does surprises him as he’s a DiMera. Johnny asks if she’s having second thoughts about marrying in to his crazy family. Chanel says no way and assures that she’s in for the long haul as they kiss. Johnny suggests they forget about his family drama and go see Allie to give her the good news. They continue kissing in bed.

EJ argues that the police can’t possibly make a case against him because he’s innocent. EJ assures he had absolutely nothing to do with Sami’s kidnapping. Nicole says she heard the cops caught one of the guys who was guarding Sami and asks why he would say he worked for EJ. EJ argues that he’s lying and that someone is setting him up.

Sami tells Lucas about Devil Marlena setting fire to the Horton Christmas Tree Angel. Lucas can’t believe it. Sami talks about it being the thing in her and not really her. Sami says it turns out that Marlena is the Devil’s favorite place to go for the holidays. Lucas never thought it would happen again. Sami hopes John knows what he’s doing and that they get her mom back before it’s too late.

John tells The Devil that he’s losing his power and isn’t as strong as he used to be. John raises the bible and the rosary and begins praying Our Father. The Devil argues that God can’t hear him and that he’s wasting his breath. The Devil adds that John isn’t even a priest and Marlena is lost to him. The Devil laughs as John continues the prayer.

Paulina runs in to Abe in the town square. They wish each other a Merry Christmas. Paulina mentions finishing up her Christmas shopping. Paulina adds that she has a new son in law to buy for. Abe assumes she means Eli but Paulina reveals that Chanel came home married to Johnny DiMera.

Johnny and Chanel go to Allie’s. They stop outside as Johnny asks her what’s wrong and if she doesn’t want to tell Allie that they got married. Chanel says it’s not that but she’s worried about how Allie will take it. Johnny insists that Allie and Chanel kissing is way in the past and she’s married to him now. Chanel worries about it being weird for Allie. Johnny says she’s going to find out eventually, so she might as well find out from them. Johnny then knocks on the door. Allie opens the door and greets them, welcoming them home. Chanel mentions bringing Henry a Christmas present. Allie says that Tripp is putting Henry down for a nap. Tripp comes back out and wishes them a Merry Christmas. Chanel gives Allie a Christmas present from her and Johnny. Allie says she got them stuff too and suggests they open them all together. Johnny asks if they want to wait on the presents and hear the big news. Allie claims she already knows what it is; that EJ kidnapped Sami.

Nicole asks EJ who would want to set him up for kidnapping Sami. EJ says he’s made more than a few enemies in Salem like Victor and Melinda. Nicole suggests narrowing down his list to one plausible name. EJ responds that he already has.

Sami worries about John being in there a long time and hopes Devil Marlena doesn’t turn him in to a goat or something. Lucas encourages her to relax. Lucas says he doesn’t know a lot about exorcisms but he’s seen movies and knows it takes awhile. Sami argues that Marlena should be enjoying her Christmas with her family but instead she’s battling for her mortal soul. Sami remarks that if anyone deserves to be possessed by the Devil, it’s her. Lucas jokes about not being able to tell the difference if she was. Lucas knows she’s very scared for her mom but thinks they should talk about this EJ situation. Sami doesn’t want to talk about that. Lucas questions her own husband kidnapping her and hopes that she is now done with EJ.

Johnny still can’t believe that EJ would do that to Sami. Allie says she can after how he’s treated her in Rome. Johnny argues that they got back together. Allie brings up Sami cheating on EJ. Johnny states that’s not the news they came to tell, so Tripp asks what it is. Johnny then announces that he and Chanel got married, shocking Tripp and Allie. Chanel informs Allie that they are not just best friends anymore, they are sisters in law.

Abe questions Johnny and Chanel really being married which Paulina confirms. Paulina says she’s trying to make the best of it but she’s heard stories about the DiMera family. Paulina knows Abe’s late wife was a DiMera, which makes Theo half DiMera, so there is some goodness in that gene pool. Abe says that every family has it’s problems.

EJ brings up Chad wanting DiMera Enterprises all to himself while Jake knows he organized ousting him as CEO and Gabi hates him for that. Nicole thought he narrowed it down to one name. EJ declares that he doesn’t think anyone hates him more than Rafe does. Nicole tells him not to be ridiculous as Rafe would never do that to Sami and he wouldn’t break the law just to get to him. EJ argues that Rafe has always been jealous of him and it’s even worse now that he’s with Nicole. Nicole calls it absurd but EJ disagrees. Nicole asks what about Lucas.

Sami tells Lucas that she knows he hates EJ and doesn’t need to hear it anymore as she needs to be here for her mother. Lucas argues that EJ kidnapped her for weeks and tortured her. Lucas questions how she could go back to him and how that would help Marlena. Sami argues that they don’t know that it was EJ. Lucas questions why the police would arrest him then. Lucas asks if Sami is still fighting the divorce. Sami reveals that EJ doesn’t want a divorce anymore which Lucas questions. They then hear a noise from the bedroom causing Sami to worry for Marlena.

The Devil knocks over a lamp which John calls impressive as he has telekinetic powers but John declares that he has God on his side and Marlena’s love. John picks up the bible and rosary to begin reading the bible about Satan being cast out. John then throws holy water onto Devil Marlena, sparking flashbacks to Marlena’s original exorcism. John continues while reading bible verses until Sami rushes in with Lucas, telling John to stop. Marlena pleads for Sami to help her, telling John to look at what he did to her. John assures Sami that it’s not her but Sami says he has to untie her. John tells her that it’s the Devil playing with her while Marlena pleads for Sami’s help. Sami says she can’t stand to see Marlena like this. John then takes Sami out of the room. Lucas goes to follow but the Devil shuts the door and stops Lucas, saying they need to chat alone.

EJ questions Nicole thinking Lucas has the brains to set him up. Nicole says she’s just saying that Lucas hates him about as much as Rafe does but she doesn’t think either of them would do this and that he’s just grasping at straws. EJ is unsure and says he didn’t put Lucas on his list of suspects because he always seemed ineffective. EJ then decides maybe it was him.

Eli and Lani walk through the town square where Abe and Paulina are. Lani wants to keep walking but Paulina asks if she can wish them a Merry Christmas. Eli says Merry Christmas. Lani says they need to pick up the kids from Doug and Julie then get ready for their Christmas dinner. Lani tells Abe that they will see him tonight. Paulina stops Lani to inform her that she has a new brother in law.

Allie questions Johnny and Chanel being really married which he confirms. Allie asks when that happened. Johnny says it was in Rome at the little church that Sami used to take them to. Tripp congratulates them. Chanel notes Allie not saying anything. Allie responds that Chanel just made the biggest mistake of her entire life. Johnny can’t believe she just said that. Chanel thought she’d be happy for them. Tripp points out that they just threw this at her which Johnny disagrees with. Allie questions how long they’ve been together and brings up how many times she’s seen him fall in and out of love. Johnny argues that they know they are in love and this is different. Allie remarks that Johnny is always the leading man in his own movie and just the girl changes. Allie mocks Johnny marrying the girl before breaking up with her. Allie tells Johnny that the movie is over and he’s back in Salem now. Allie asks what happens when Chanel is stuck with a guy who is bored of being a husband.

John brings Sami a glass of water as she cries. John knows how hard this is for her and how she hates what he’s doing because he hates it too, but a successful exorcism is the only chance he has of bringing her mother back to her. Sami understands and mentions bringing Caroline’s rosary to help but says it’s really hard to see her like that. John insists that wasn’t Marlena, but Satan preying on her as he wants Sami to stop him. Sami says she understands and she loves Marlena so much even though she doesn’t always show it. John assures that she understands that. John says that where ever Marlena is, she can feel that love. John says whether Sami realizes it or not, what she is doing is making Marlena stronger and he needs her with him on this. John brings up the Bible saying that a house divided shall not stand and they are up against the forces of darkness so they have to be a united front.

Nicole tells EJ to slow down as she doesn’t really see Lucas as the kidnapping type. EJ brings up Lucas pretending to have a brain tumor to get close to Chloe. Nicole argues that Sami put him up to that because of Kristen’s threats. EJ then brings up Lucas almost letting Sami receive the death penalty for a murder that he committed. Nicole points out that Lucas manned up and stopped that. EJ says he’s sorry but Lucas is more malicious than she gives him credit for.

Lucas tells the Devil that there is nothing he can do for him so he tells him to stop playing games and open the door. The Devil says they have a few things to get settled first which Lucas questions. The Devil reveals that he knows what Lucas did. The Devil remarks that people think of him as the boring one but he knows what a bad boy he is. The Devil reveals that he knows Lucas is the one who kidnapped Sami and held her captive which is not very boring. Lucas argues that the Devil doesn’t know anything about him. The Devil calls him an imbecile and says he gave Lucas the idea to kidnap Sami. The Devil says he didn’t make Lucas do it. Lucas questions what he did. The Devil says he just planted the idea in his brain but the rest of it, Lucas did voluntarily because he couldn’t resist the temptation. The Devil warns that if Lucas doesn’t get him out of here, he will tell Sami everything.

Lani questions Chanel running off to Italy and marrying a DiMera, remarking that she knows how to keep life interesting. Lani thanks Paulina for telling her and says she will send them a wedding present. Paulina then informs her that she bought presents for her grandchildren.

Nicole argues that EJ can’t pin this on Lucas. EJ asks who did it if not Lucas. Nicole declares that EJ still hasn’t convinced her that it wasn’t him.

Sami assures John that she is with him. John says they can do this and they are not going to stop until they save her, so they will need all the support they can get from their kids, friends, and especially the man upstairs. Sami calls out to Lucas but realizes he’s not in the room so she wonders where he is. John points out that Lucas was right behind them when they left the bedroom.

The Devil tells Lucas that all he has to do is untie him and then he’ll make sure Sami never knows that he kidnapped her. Lucas argues that setting him free would mean he can do whatever he wants to Marlena, so Sami would hate him and everyone would. The Devil argues that everyone will hate him anyways if they find out that he kidnapped Sami and framed EJ. The Devil declares that Lucas is screwed no matter what he does and suggests doing it his way. The Devil asks Lucas to just untie one hand and he’ll do the rest. Lucas gives in and starts to untie Devil Marlena when Sami bursts in and questions what the hell he is doing.

Chanel decides she needs to talk to Allie alone so Tripp takes Johnny to go see Henry. Allie guesses Chanel didn’t hear a word she said and brings up Johnny being with a lot of girls before. Chanel insists this is different and real. Allie brings up Chanel marrying Xander. Chanel admits that was a scam while this is love. Johnny comes back and argues that he loves Chanel and she loves him, so they got married and questions Allie not accepting that. Allie says who cares and it’s his life. Johnny thought she’d want to see him happy. Allie says she would but she also wants to see Chanel happy and she feels like Johnny is going to make her miserable. Johnny is starting to think Allie is jealous which Tripp questions. Johnny remarks that Allie wants his wife all to herself.

Paulina gives Lani a kaleidoscope of pictures of her parents, her and Tamara, Lani and Chanel, the whole family. Abe calls that very thoughtful. Paulina says she and Tamara had one when they were little and she made Chanel one too. Lani talks about Tamara making her one and how she stared at it for hours. Paulina calls it a family tradition. Lani says she’s sorry but she can’t accept it. Eli points out that it’s Christmas. Paulina asks Lani to let her do this for her grandbabies so Lani accepts it and thanks her.

Nicole says that she and EJ have gone out to dinner several times and have had sex once. Nicole still doesn’t know who this new EJ is and what he’s capable of. EJ responds that he told Sami that their marriage was over and that he wanted a divorce. EJ recalls Sami sobbing when he ordered her out of the house. EJ questions thinking he’s such a sadist to also have her kidnapped. Nicole admits she doesn’t think he’s a sadist. EJ asks if she believes him now. Nicole confirms that she does. EJ thanks her. Nicole says not to thank her yet as he still has to figure out who kidnapped Sami, or he could be ringing in the New Year in prison.

Lucas claims that he was on his way out and Devil Marlena loosened the restraints so he didn’t want her to break loose. The Devil then tells Sami that Lucas is lying about everything.

John sits alone and talks to God, saying he doesn’t know if he has the strength to see this through so he needs God’s help. John asks for a sign that it’s God’s will that Marlena’s soul will be saved for a second time. There’s a knock at the door, so John answers it to see Eric Brady has returned!

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John wanted a miracle so Gabriel appeared to him. He knew he couldn’t help, but he wanted to know how to find Marlena. Gabriel revealed that Marlena was at the Horton house. He gave John a St. Benedict medal which invoked God’s blessing. Gabriel said it would help him get the strength he needed to get the devil away from his friends. Gabriel go with him, but assured John he could do it if he didn’t lose faith. Mardevil set the Christmas tree on fire. She told them that she was there for her present. She looked at Ben and Ciara. Julie used the extinguisher to put out the fire. She said the house was no place for Satan. She said their goodness would prevail over Mardevil. She laughed at her. She told Julie that she always got what she wanted and she wanted Ciara’s baby. Ben stood in front of Ciara to protect her. He ordered her to stay away from Ciara. He said she would have to kill him before he let her get to Ciara or their baby. Mardevil was willing to kill him. Julie helped Ben protect Ciara with their love.

Mardevil continued to argue with Julie, Ben and Ciara. Mardevil raised lit torches and mocked Julie for thinking their love could stop her. The torches blew out suddenly. John walked in the house and realized he got there just in time. She reignited the torches, but John put them out by using Gabriel’s medal against them. John thrust his hand at Mardevil and she flew against the wall. Ben helped John put Mardevil in the car. He went back to the house by himself. He assured Ciara that she was safe now. Julie knew John would be able to help Marlena. She thought he and his love would be enough. Doug thought they showed the devil that their love would be enough to stop her. Shawn sat up in the bed when the real Belle walked in the room. They were confused and looked at the other blonde. They watched her turn into Jan. He swore she was Belle as he got dressed. Belle couldn’t believe that he didn’t make sure before he jumped in bed with her. He said he checked with Rafe first. Jan smiled while he tried to explain himself. She said she had a partner. She said Kayla and Steve saw someone else in her hospital bed. Jan teased Belle about having sex with Shawn before he arrested her. Later, Shawn took Jan to the police station. Belle demanded to know where Mardevil was. Jan didn’t know and wouldn’t tell her anyway. She didn’t want to say because the devil gave her a glorious day. Shawn had to stop Belle from attacking Jan. Jan continued to tease Belle about having sex with Shawn. She said they were bonded for life now. Shawn apologized to Belle for getting fooled by Jan. She didn’t blame him, but she couldn’t get the image out of her head. He hated that Jan took their anniversary from them. Belle told him that Jan tried her worst, but they were still together.

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Jan was nervous meeting with Shawn. Mardevil thought she needed to freshen up. She waved and she turned into Belle. Mardevil thought his wife was the best person to seduce him. “Belle” opened the door and pulled him into a big kiss. Mardevil watched from the closet before leaving the room. Shawn pulled back from her. He wasn’t sure if she was his wife. She wondered who else she would be. She reached for his belt, but Shawn stopped her. He wanted to know why she called him from a blocked number. She said wanted to surprise him. He wanted to be with her, but he couldn’t because of everything that happened. “Belle” thought that was smart to be skeptical of her. She said he could call Rafe if he didn’t believe her. Shawn called Rafe who confirmed that Belle was planning a surprise. He gave Shawn the rest of the day off and hung up on him. It turned out that Mardevil was the one on the phone. “Belle” pulled Shawn into another kiss. He was still hesitant. He thought it was selfish of them to be together when their family was dealing with a lot. She thought their happiness would make the devil mad. She knelt down in front of him as he sat on the bed. He looked completely unsure about what was happening.

Rafe brought Sami’s guard to the station. Lucas watched him s Belle threatened to make him pay for kidnapping her sister. Rafe was willing to talk to the DA about going easy on him, but he had to give up the name of the person who hired him. Jason looked at Lucas. He asked for his lawyer. Belle and Rafe left the room. Jason told Lucas that he would tell about him unless he gave him a better offer. Rafe talked to Belle about Brady being able to go home to see Rachel. Rafe left and Belle got a text from “Shawn.” Mardevil texted her to tell her to meet Shawn at the Salem Inn. Rafe returned to Jason and he was ready to talk. Later on Jason was ready to talk. Lucas thanked him for hearing him out and going with his idea. EJ decided to rip up the divorce papers. Sami was shocked. She wanted to find out what changed his mind. He assured her that she was the love of his life. She wanted him to forgive her for being with Lucas. He said he couldn’t handle her being with Lucas because of their history together. She assured him that he wouldn’t have to worry about her betraying him again. She reminded him that he was with Nicole. He told her that Nicole was there when he needed someone. He said Sami is the love of his life. She wanted them to be together. Rafe showed up at the mansion to arrest EJ for kidnapping Sami. “Belle” took off her robe and revealed sexy lingerie. She and Shawn began to make love. The real Belle arrived at the Salem Inn. She saw Shawn with a blonde woman.

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  • Disney+ THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    Disney+ released character posters of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, and debuted an exciting TV spot for its new, live-action series from Lucasfilm, “The Book of Boba Fett.” Disney+ also announced that the series will have seven weekly episodes, commencing December 29, exclusively on the streaming channel. “The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. Promo
  • Epix Condor – Sunday, December 26, 9:00PM Show More
    The Greatest Hazard
    Joe runs out of options and is forced to put his loved ones at great risk. Mae makes tough demands on Reuel. 
  • Epix Condor – Sunday, December 26, 10:00PM Show More
    Not Necessarily to Lose
    Life changes forever when things do not go as Joe planned. Kat has to choose a side. 
  • Hallmark Movie Channel WHERE YOUR HEART BELONGS – Saturday, January 1, 9:00PM Show More
    Mackenzie Sullivan is a New York-based marketing executive struggling to keep her clients. When she returns home to a rural maple farm to help her best friend plan her wedding in just two weeks, Mackenzie learns the hard way that the love and support of family and true friends means more than she’d imagined. Promo
  • HBO INSECURE – Sunday, December 26, 10:00PM Show More
    Everything Gonna Be, Okay?!
    As she and her friends try to make time for each other no matter what, Issa looks back on all it took to get to where she is today. Promo
    The Mormon Advantage
    With the city council vote rapidly approaching, Larry gives some unsolicited marriage advice and hosts an event for an American hero. Promo
  • HBO LANDSCAPERS – Monday, December 27, 9:00PM Show More
    Episode 4
    Truth and fantasy clash as Susan and Christopher Edwards face trial. Meeting for the first time since their arrest, old doubts and new regrets test their love. Promo
  • Lifetime DEADLY INFIDELITY – Saturday, January 1, 8:00PM Show More
    When a woman awakes from a month-long coma, she discovers that the last five years of memories with her husband and daughter are gone. But things go from bad to dangerous when a man she doesn’t remember appears, claiming that they had a passionate affair. Kate Watson, Anna Marie Dobbins, Houston Rhines star. (2021) Promo
  • Lifetime DEADLY CHEERS – Saturday, January 1, 9:00PM Show More
    Brianna and her teenage daughter, Julie, move to a new town where Brianna will be the high school’s new Assistant Principal, while Julie joins the highly regarded competitive cheer team under the esteemed Coach Allison. When one of the cheerleaders suffers a mysterious accident, Coach Allison will stop at nothing to cover it up, even if it means sacrificing her own cheerleaders. Katherine Marsh, Camille Calvin, Shannon Skiles star. (2021) Promo
  • LMN A DEADLY GRUDGE – Friday, December 31, 8:00PM Show More
    Family dynamics take a messy turn in this high energy thriller when a woman learns she has a half-sister at her mother’s funeral. As her perfect life begins to unravel, she suspects her new sister is to blame for her mother’s death but must find proof to convince her father and her fiancé before they fall prey to her new sister’s deadly game. Stars Annika Foster, Aubrey Reynolds, Jonathan Stoddard, Patrick M.J. Finerty (2021). Promo
  • Netflix ANXIOUS PEOPLE – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    A failed bank robber locks himself in a home, along with a real estate agent, two IKEA addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal millionaire and a rabbit. Promo
  • Netflix STAY CLOSE – Friday, December 31 Show More
    Richard Armitage, Cush Jumbo & James Nesbitt star in the next series from creator Harlan Coben (The Stranger, Safe). Stay Close revolves around three people whose dark secrets resurface, setting off a chain of events that threatens to destroy their lives. Sarah Parish co-stars. Promo
  • Paramount Yellowstone – Sunday, December 26, 8:00PM Show More
    No Such Thing as Fair
    John and Beth squabble. Cowboy School is over for Jimmy, who has an important decision to make. Kayce begins a new quest. Jamie realizes Garrett’s past might affect his own future. Promo
  • Showtime DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – Sunday, December 26, 9:00 PM Show More
    Unfair Game
    Dexter fights for his life in the woods, leading to a confrontation in an abandoned summer camp. Harrison finds himself torn between two father figures who can lead him down two very different paths. Angela starts to make some disturbing discoveries.   Promo
  • Showtime YELLOWJACKETS – Sunday, December 26, 10:00 PM Show More
    No Compass
    As starvation looms, Taissa leads a last-ditch effort and/or suicide mission. Amid felony schemes and all-night stakeouts, the Yellowjackets are forced to commit small talk. Promo
  • Starz HIGHTOWN – Sunday, December 26, 9:00PM Show More
    Fool Me Twice
    The whole “Great White” operation is cracked open, but a few mysteries remain. Ray’s plan to get his job back has a complicated ending. Jackie goes from feeling like a hero after an important discovery to the zero who let something critical get away. Promo
  • TNT Claws – Sunday, December 26, 9:00PM Show More
    Chapter Three: Ambition
    Desna launches Claws Up, her new multi-level Oxy sales operation, employing some of her most loyal clients as dealers and recruiters à la Mary Kay; tension rises for the crew as they attempt to manage a criminal enterprise from the top. Promo
  • TNT Claws – Sunday, December 26, 10:00PM Show More
    Chapter Four: Loyalty
    Desna and her crew begin to enjoy the benefits of their newfound success until it’s discovered someone is stealing and reselling their pills under a different label. Promo



  • ABC Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022 (12/31) Show More
    Liza Koshy, Billy Porter and Ciara Set To Join Host Ryan Seacrest As Co-Hosts of Iconic ABC Broadcast
    D-Nice Joins As Los Angeles Party DJ Jessie James Decker Continues Run As Powerball Correspondent
    ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022′ Airs Live Friday, Dec. 31, Beginning at 8/7c on ABC
    ABC and MRC Live & Alternative today announced that “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” has added more talent to its co-host roster for this year’s 50th-anniversary celebration headlined by 17-time host and executive producer of the show Ryan Seacrest in Times Square. Actress, producer and entertainer Liza Koshy, who previously served as a correspondent on the show in 2019, will return as co-host to head up festivities in Times Square alongside Ryan. Returning for his third year, Emmy(R), GRAMMY(R) and Tony(R) Award winner Billy Porter, who co-hosted last year from Times Square, will return to New Orleans as co-host to shepherd the Central Time Zone countdown. Billy co-hosted from New Orleans in 2019.
    New Year’s veteran hostess and award-winning multiplatinum-selling artist Ciara will return to the show for her fifth year, overseeing the LA party with history-making “Club Quarantine” DJ D-Nice spinning the turntables to round out the bash. Country artist Jessie James Decker will return as the Powerball correspondent for a third consecutive year. The most-watched annual celebration, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” will air FRIDAY, DEC. 31, live on ABC at 8:00 p.m.- 1:09 a.m. EST.
  • ABC When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren: The Optimistic Mosquito (1/1) Show More
    “The Optimistic Mosquito” – Helen Mirren narrates a documentary examination of the animal kingdom featuring a mosquito that wants to do good in the world, a chipmunk that over-packed trying to outsmart the TSA, an old wild boar looking for love and Anaconda ASMR, on a new episode of “When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren,” SATURDAY, JAN. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, LV)
  • ABC When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren: SEASON FINALE – Omen Cat (1/1) Show More
    “Omen Cat”—Helen Mirren narrates a documentary examination of the animal kingdom, featuring hippos that solve crimes ripped from the headlines, a cheetah haunted by everyone it ever ate, a snake celebrating its 30th birthday alone and the creepiest looking cat you ever saw, on the season finale of “When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren,” SATURDAY, JAN. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, LV)
    7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT
    WEATHER AND WINE – Scientists say climate change is altering the world’s prime wine-growing regions. Extreme weather episodes like unusual heat and damaging frosts are upending the practices and economics of winemaking, and in some cases, changing the taste of the wine itself – from Napa Valley to Spain, Italy and France. But the rising temperatures have also had other unforeseen effects like in Great Britain, where the warming weather has been a boon to England’s wine industry. Lesley Stahl traveled to France and Great Britain to document the impact of climate change on the great wine regions of the world. This is a two-part story. Richard Bonin is the producer. Preview
    DRAWING TRUTH TO POWER – Badiucao, China’s foremost political cartoonist and street artist, uses his pointed drawings to poke at Chinese President Xi Jinping and his authoritarian regime in public ways. He is best known for plastering large posters of his cartoons on walls all over Australia and Europe and online, such as a depiction of President Xi hunting for Winnie the Pooh after China censored images of the Disney character when an internet meme compared Xi’s appearance to Pooh. His drawings go viral worldwide after he posts them on social media, and he has predictably drawn the ire of the Chinese government. Now exiled in Australia, Badiucao, which is not his real name, was forced to use colorful ski masks to disguise his identity for years. Jon Wertheim interviews China’s artful dissident unmasked Sunday on 60 MINUTES. Draggan Mihailovich and Jacqueline Williams are the producers. Preview
  • CBS NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH – Friday, December 31 Show More
    Additional Performers Include Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway,
    Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Lainey Wilson
    The Five-Hour Celebration Will Ring in the New Year with High-Energy Performances of the Lineup’s Biggest Hits and Once-in-a-Lifetime Collaborations of Some of the Greatest Country Music Songs of All Time
    Previously Announced Superstars to Perform on the Special Include Jason Aldean,
    Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn,
    Luke Bryan, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell
    and Zac Brown Band
    More performers were announced today for NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH, a star-studded entertainment special hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and co-hosted by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’s Rachel Smith. The celebration to ring in the New Year will air LIVE from Music City, Friday, Dec. 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
    Additional performers who will ring in the New Year include Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Lainey Wilson. They join the previously announced stellar lineup that includes Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and Zac Brown Band. The five-hour broadcast will feature a staggering hit parade of more than 50 back-to-back performances and cross multiple time zones, live from the destination home of country music. Nashville will count down with the East Coast at midnight and keep the party going through midnight Central Time with the city’s renowned Music Note Drop®.
    The special event will feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with artists inviting special guests and artist friends to perform together throughout the night. Taking on their biggest hits and performing covers of some of the most iconic country music songs of all time, collaborations will be stacked throughout the lineup, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    1/1/22 (Saturday) (10:00 PM) on CBS. – A new look into the disappearance of Carole Baskin’s husband. Famed lawyer investigates “meat grinder” theory. “48 Hours” correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports. More info and Sneak Peek
  • FOX TMZ’S MERRY ELFIN’ CHRISTMAS: BYE, BYE 2021! – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    **FOX SPECIAL**– “TMZ’S MERRY ELFIN’ CHRISTMAS: BYE, BYE 2021!”-(7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Celebrities take over TMZ and hash out their top stories of the year for a hilarious Christmas special in the all-new TMZ’s MERRY ELFIN’ CHRISTMAS: BYE, BYE 2021! airing Sunday, Dec. 26 (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-2208) (TV-14 D,L,S,V)
    Celebrity hosts: Joel McHale, Howie Mandel, WWE Champ Becky Lynch, Nene Leakes, Chrishell Stause, plus other surprise guests
  • The CW Popstar’s Best of 2021 – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    “Popstar’s Best of 2021” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    ELIZABETH STANTON HOSTS – Based on polls from Popstar Magazine, host Elizabeth Stanton (“World’s Funniest Animals”) will count down the greatest and most memorable moments and trends of 2021. Presented by Associated Television International. Original airdate 12/28/2021.
    12/26/2021 (07:00PM – 08:20PM) (Sunday) : TV-14 – Week 16 highlights and discussion, plus a Washington-Dallas preview. Mike Tirico and Maria Taylor host, with Tony Dungy, Chris Simms, Drew Brees, insider Mike Florio, Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth.
    12/26/2021 (08:20PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) : Washington Football Team At Dallas Cowboys
    Washington Football Team (6-8) at Dallas Cowboys (10-4). From AT&T Stadium.
    12/31/2021 (08:00PM – 09:58PM) (Friday) : Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager raise a glass to 2021.
    12/31/2021 (10:30PM – 12:30AM) (Friday) : NBC rings in 2022 with an all-star celebration hosted by multi-platinum selling recording artist Miley Cyrus and “Saturday Night Live’s” Pete Davidson, alongside a star-studded lineup of special guests and musical performances for a must watch evening. “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels will executive produce the special for NBC and Peacock.
    01/01/2022 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Hours after saying goodbye to her guests at her New Years Eve Party, Ashley Fallis is dead. Years later it would be up to a jury to decide whether it was suicide or murder. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on May 22, 2016. Preview
  • USA Network WWE RAW – Monday, December 27, 8:00PM Show More
    12/27/21 – WWE will be live from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan for Monday Night Raw on December 27, 2021
    Announced Matches:
    WWE United States Championship Match: Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler
    AJ Styles vs. Omos
    Randy Orton vs. Otis
    Austin Theory vs. Finn Balor
  • USA Network WWE NXT – Tuesday, December 28, 8:00PM Show More
    12/28/21 – WWE NXT Preview For Tonight: New Year’s Evil Build, Brian Kendrick Returns, Riddle, More
    Tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode on the USA Network will feature the go-home build for next week’s New Year’s Evil special.
    WWE has announced that Grayson Waller will appear on tonight’s show as a follow-up to last night’s RAW segment with AJ Styles. He is also scheduled to face Dexter Lumis. Tonight’s NXT will also see Brian Kendrick return to the ring to face Harland. RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle is also scheduled to appear tonight as MSK calls out NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium.
    WWE has announced the following for tonight’s NXT:
    * The go-home build for New Year’s Evil
    * Grayson Waller vs. Dexter Lumis, Waller goes viral following his RAW appearance
    * Harland vs. Brian Kendrick
    * NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez in a non-title match
    * RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle joins MSK as they call out NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium
    * Wade Barrett moderates New Year’s Evil contract signing for the Title vs. Title Unification Match between NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong and NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes



  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3208 (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/12/21) Show More
    “3208” – Don’t miss a special holiday episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” featuring kids having funny reactions to gifts, kids who don’t have the “Christmas spirit,” and a child who tries not to tell Dad what Mom got him for Christmas, SUNDAY, DEC. 26 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Donny Osmond, Jeff Garlin and Amber Riley (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/21) Show More
    “Donny Osmond, Jeff Garlin and Amber Riley” – Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a star-studded spin on America’s Game®. Season two continues SUNDAY, DEC. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to spin the world’s most famous Wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/21)
    This episode’s celebrity contestants include Donny Osmond (playing for Caesars Cares), Jeff Garlin (playing for F Cancer) and Amber Riley (playing for A Place Called Home).
  • ABC Supermaket Sweep: We’ve Got Golden Cans! (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/21) Show More
    “We’ve Got Golden Cans!” – Three-time Emmy® nominee and comedienne Leslie Jones is back with a stockpile of groceries and more good times when “Supermarket Sweep” airs SUNDAY, DEC. 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC The Rookie: Breakdown (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/12/21) Show More
    “Breakdown” – Desperate to break free from his connection to Elijah, Wesley tries to plant a listening device in his office to incriminate him. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford and his sister, Genny, learn an unsettling truth about their father on “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, DEC. 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/12/21)
    Guest starring is Zayne Emory as Henry Nolan, Brent Huff as Officer Smitty, Enver Gjokaj as Donovan Town, Dylan Conrique as Tamara Colins, Brandon Jay McLaren as Elijah Stone, and Peyton List as Gennifer “Genny” Bradford.
    “Breakdown” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Chi-Yoon Chung. Promo
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Andy Richter, Vanilla Ice and Caroline Rhea (12/27) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/3/21) Show More
    “Andy Richter, Vanilla Ice and Caroline Rhea” – Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a star-studded spin on America’s Game®. Season two continues with an all-new episode, MONDAY, DEC. 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to spin the world’s most famous Wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win $1 million. All the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/3/21)
    This episode’s celebrity contestants include Andy Richter (playing for Los Angeles Regional Food Bank), Vanilla Ice (playing for Little Smiles) and Caroline Rhea (playing for Dempsey Center).
  • ABC black-ish: Pilot (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/24/14) Show More
    “Pilot” – Dre is happily anticipating a promotion at work, which would make him the firm’s first African American senior vice president. Rainbow is looking forward to Dre’s raise. Meanwhile, Andre Jr. makes an announcement — he’s converting to Judaism so he can have a Bar Mitzvah, like all his friends, on “black-ish,” airing TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/24/14)
    Guest starring is Peter Makenzie as Mr. Stevens and Jeff Meacham as Josh.
    “Pilot” was written by Kenya Barris and directed by James Griffiths. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: THE Word (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/23/15) Show More
    “THE Word” – Jack performs the song “Gold Digger” at a school talent show, and when he sings a lyric that includes THE word, it leads to his possible expulsion from school. Dre and Bow work together to get him reinstated, and along the way, examine the evolution of THE word through the generations and just who, if anyone, has the right to use it, on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/23/15)
    Guest starring is Jenifer Lewis as Ruby and Nicole Sullivan as Janine.
    “THE Word” was written by Kenya Barris and directed by Matt Sohn. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: God (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 09/28/16) Show More
    “God” – When Dre discovers that Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre’s side, on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 09/28/16)
    Guest starring is Daveed Diggs as Johan.
    “God” was written by Laura Gutin and directed by Anton Cropper. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: Juneteenth (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/03/17) Show More
    “Juneteenth” – The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough Black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth, on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/03/17)
    Guest starring is Aloe Blacc as himself.
    “Juneteenth” was written by Peter Saji and directed by Anton Cropper. Executive music producer is Fonzworth Bentley, featuring original music by Aloe Blacc, The Roots, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Peter Saji and Dave Frishberg. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: Hair Day (12/28) (Rebroadcast: OAD: 1/7/20) Show More
    “Hair Day” – Bow takes Diane to get her hair done at the salon and wants to spend this time together as a bonding opportunity, but Diane isn’t having it. Diane is conflicted about relaxing her hair again and embarks on a hair journey with the help of Bow, Ruby and her hair stylist, Yaya. Meanwhile, Dre and Junior compete to have the best barbecue on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 1/7/20)
    Guest starring Jill Scott as Yaya.
    “Hair Day” was written by Marquita J. Robinson and directed by Anya Adams. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: Our Wedding Dre (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/18/21) Show More
    “Our Wedding Dre” – Pops and Ruby are getting re-married! And Dre’s intimate wedding plans go awry when Pops’ brother, Uncle Norman, shows up unexpectedly for the festivities. Meanwhile, Ruby refuses Bow’s offer to help with preparations until an unanticipated situation gives her an opening to save the big day on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, DEC. 28 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/18/21)
    Danny Glover guest stars as Uncle Norman. Promo
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Pilot (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/22/21) Show More
    “Pilot” – As the youngest in the Williams family, Dean is struggling to figure out where he fits in. Between his brother’s athleticism, sister’s popularity, mother’s intelligence and dad’s overall coolness, everyone else seems to have their lane figured out. He decides to pursue his calling as “The Great Uniter” and attempts to organize the first integrated baseball game between his team and his friend Brad’s team on “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/22/21)
    Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is a new original coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.
    The pilot episode of “The Wonder Years” was written by Saladin Patterson and directed by Fred Savage. Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, Fred Savage and Marc Velez serve as executive producers. Promo
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Be Prepared (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/21) Show More
    “Be Prepared” – When Coach Long and Bill take the boys on a camping trip as part of their newly formed scout troop, their starkly different approaches to the outdoors show Dean that his father isn’t good at everything. As a thunderstorm threatens an eerie quest through the woods, Bill leans into his expertise to save the day on “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/21) 
  • ABC The Wonder Years: The Lock In (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/20/21) Show More
    “The Lock In” – Dean is reluctant to attend the annual church lock-in until Kim tells him it’s where she got her first kiss. He enlists his friends to help him pair up with Keisa, but his plans are thwarted when he instead gets paired up with the pastor’s daughter, Charlene, on “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/20/21) 
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Independence Day (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/3/21) Show More
    “Independence Day” – As Kim’s campaign for a car coincides with the need to take Grandaddy Clisby’s keys away, Bill proposes a solution that is only pleasing to him: Kim can drive, so long as she takes her grandfather and Dean around town. Later on at the mall, Dean is worried about seeming uncool when Clisby ends up chaperoning him and his friends, but Clisby has a few crowd-pleasing tricks up his sleeve in this episode of “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/3/21)
    “Independence Day” was written by Jacque Edmonds Cofer and directed by Robert Townsend. 
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Science Fair (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/17/21) Show More
    “Science Fair” – After seeing Dean bullied by Michael after school Lillian goes to confront his parents and learns he needs more compassion than discipline. Much to Dean’s dismay, she takes Michael under her wing and helps him with his project for the science fair – an event where Dean typically excels in this episode of “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/17/21) 
  • ABC The Wonder Years: The Club (12/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/6/21) Show More
    “The Club” – Dean stumbles upon some “racy literature” and shares it with friends at school. When he is caught by the school principal, Bill and Lillian navigate uncharted territory as parents and Dean learns that manhood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be on “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/6/21) 
  • ABC The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen (12/27) Show More
    THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: FROZEN – Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen” airs MONDAY, DEC. 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. 
  • ABC Home Economics: Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240 (12/30) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/17/21) Show More
    “Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240” – Tom, Sarah and Connor are determined to prove that they can host a successful Thanksgiving dinner when they switch up their annual holiday tradition to gather at Connor’s place. Denise has some sibling drama of her own when her sister joins the Hayworth family celebration on “Home Economics,” THURSDAY, DEC. 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/17/21
    Recurring is Nora Dunn as Muriel and Phil Reeves as Marshall. Guest starring is Tetona Jackson as JoJo.
    “Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240” was written by Ashly Perez and directed by Kabir Akhtar. Promo
  • ABC Home Economics: Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit (12/30) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/1/21) Show More
    “Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit” – As Christmas approaches, Tom finally receives his first advance check from the Sofia Salazar book, leaving him and Marina to decide what to do with the money. Meanwhile, Sarah receives an extravagant gift from the parents at her new school and has a hard time parting with it, on “Home Economics,” THURSDAY, DEC. 30 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, S) Watch episodes on demand and on the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/1/21)Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/1/21)
    Recurring is Tetona Jackson as JoJo.
    “Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit” was written by Tasha Henderson and directed by Ryan Case. 
  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3202 (1/1) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/21) Show More
    “3202” – Don’t miss an all-new episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” featuring a woman recording a beekeeper who gets a little too close to the action, a mom who discovers her son has cleaned his room by throwing everything into the bathroom, and a girl getting caught eating cookies who tries to convince her mom she’s eating an apple, SATURDAY, JAN. 1 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/21)
  • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “The Milk Run” – Doing a favor for CIA Director Suri Nance (Laila Robins) goes awry for McCall when she tries to locate a missing British mathematician and finds herself embroiled in an international fight for a revolutionary financial technology, on a rebroadcast of THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, December 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/28/21.)
    WRITTEN BY: Keith Eisner
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Peter Leto Promo
  • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “The Room Where It Happens” – Mel goes undercover as a volunteer for a rising politician when McCall tries to help a despondent college student being threatened by someone inside the candidate’s campaign. Also, McCall worries when Delilah starts hanging out with a young girl who served time in juvenile detention and reminds McCall of her own troubled youth, on THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, December 26 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/4/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Zoe Robyn
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Stephanie Marquardt Promo
  • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “True Believer” – McCall races to help a concerned wife locate her husband before he helps an extremist group carry out an imminent bombing in the city. Also, McCall worries that her anonymity will be compromised when Delilah asks her to participate in a mother/daughter social media video, on THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, December 26 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 5/16/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Keith Eisner
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Laura Belsey Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “Welcome to Couples Therapy” – After learning Dave and Gemma occasionally see a couples therapist to keep their marriage strong, Tina decides she and Calvin should do the same, to Calvin’s consternation, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, December 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 11/30/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Brian Keith Etheridge
    DIRECTED BY: Ron Moseley Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “A Big African Bassoon” – When Gloria goes on vacation, Abishola takes charge of the nursing staff, but quickly falls short as the job requires “people skills.” Also, with Abishola extra busy at the hospital, the Wheelers try to cope with her temporary absence, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, December 27 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/12/21)
    STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gloria Bigelow and Dave Pilson
    TELEPLAY BY: Gina Yashere, Ibet Inyang and Marla DuMont
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy Miller Promo
    Sean Harmon, Mark Harmon’s Son, Guest Stars as Young Gibbs;
    Adam Campbell Guest Stars as Young Ducky
    “Everything Starts Somewhere” – Flashbacks reveal the murder case that first introduced young Gibbs (Sean Harmon) to NCIS and his introduction to young, new-to-America Ducky (Adam Campbell), on a rebroadcast of the 400th episode of NCIS, Monday, December 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/24/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Steven D. Binder
    DIRECTED BY: Terrence O’Hara Promo
    “Recruiter” – Kai goes undercover with one of Hawai`i’s oldest surf gangs when a petty officer who’s trying to help wayward kids find a new path in the Marines is murdered, on NCIS: HAWAI`I, Monday, December 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 10/4/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Matt Bosack and Yalun Tu
    DIRECTED BY: Ruben Garcia Promo
    “Unreasonable Doubt” – The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims, on a rebroadcast of FBI, Tuesday, December 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/24/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Tom Szentgyorgyi
    DIRECTED BY: Jean de Segonzac Promo
  • CBS FBI: INTERNATIONAL – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    “American Optimism” – The team investigates an American citizen who is proclaiming his innocence after seeking sanctuary at Madrid’s U.S. embassy while still covered in the blood of his murdered Spanish boyfriend. Also, Vo and Raines continue to grow their friendship, on the CBS Original series FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, December 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 10/12/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Matt Olmstead
    DIRECTED BY: Deborah Kampmeier Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    “Chattaboogie” — Jess and the Most Wanted team head to Tennessee to track down an undercover DEA agent who appears to have turned dirty amid a major drug ring operation. Also, Sarah (Jen Landon) wonders if it was a mistake to move in with Jess and Tali so soon, on the second season finale of FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, December 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 5/25/21)
    WRITTEN BY: David Hudgins
    DIRECTED BY: Milena Govich
  • CBS THE PRICE IS RIGHT – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    Daytime Emmy Award-winning THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates its milestone 50th season with a rebroadcast weeklong event featuring a game each day where contestants can win up to 1 million dollars, Wednesday, Dec. 29 (8:00PM) on the CBS Television Network. In addition, a special primetime celebration of THE PRICE IS RIGHT commemorating the historic milestone will feature a look back at the biggest winners, never before seen outtakes and a salute to Bob Barker. Plus, contestants will come on down to play iconic pricing games for extravagant luxury cars and big cash prizes on the CBS Television Network. This season, the show will welcome fans back to the studio audience for a chance to hear the famed words “come on down!”
  • CBS S.W.A.T. – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    “Lockdown” – When four escaped prisoners take control of a courthouse with Hondo and Deacon inside but unarmed, the two race to save the lives of innocent civilians while trying to avoid detection themselves. Also, Street visits his mother, Karen (Sherilynn Fenn), in the hospital and faces a pivotal decision, on S.W.A.T., Wednesday, December 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 5/12/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Kent Rotherham & Robert Wittstadt
    DIRECTED BY: Maja Vrvilo Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “Mitch’s Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency” – When the IRS accuses Sheldon of making a mistake, he’ll stop at nothing to prove them wrong. Also, Dale is forced to get a colonoscopy and tries to convince Meemaw to join him, on Thursday, December 30 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/15/21)
    STORY BY: Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
    TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
  • CBS UNITED STATES OF AL – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “Panic / Tars” – When Al begins having panic attacks, Riley, Art and Lizzie encourage him to seek therapy so he can deal with stress, on the CBS Original series UNITED STATES OF AL, Thursday, December 30 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 10/28/21)
    STORY BY: Miriam Arghandiwal, Anthony Del Broccolo, Chuck Lorre
    TELEPLAY BY: Dave Goetsch, Andy Gordon, Habib Zahori
    DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
  • CBS GHOSTS – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco,
    Rebecca Wisocky and Devan Chandler Long Star
    “Pilot” – Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast – only to find it’s inhabited by the many opinionated spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. Also, when Sam thinks she’s crazy because she continues to see the ghosts of Woodstone Manor, she tries to ignore them, making them even more determined to get her to acknowledge they’re real, on the special one-hour series premiere of the new CBS Original comedy GHOSTS, Thursday, December 30 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 10/7/21)
    Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky and Devan Chandler Long star.
    The departed souls are a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a saucy Prohibition-era lounge singer; a pompous 1700s militiaman; a ‘60s hippie fond of hallucinogens; an overly upbeat ‘80s scout troop leader; a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009; a slick ‘90s finance bro; a sarcastic and witty native from the 1500s; and a society woman and wife of an 1800s robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor, to name a few. If the spirits were anxious about the commotion a renovation and B&B will create in their home, it’s nothing compared to when they realize Samantha is the first live person who can see and hear them.
    BOTH EPISODES WRITTEN BY: Joe Port & Joe Wiseman
    BOTH EPISODES DIRECTED BY: Trent O’Donnell Promo
  • CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “Novocaine, Bond and Bocce” – Gina tries to convince Jerry to move into the senior center after he faints at work. Also, Drew and Gina deal with the emotional fallout of their drunken night out, on the CBS Original series B POSITIVE, Thursday, December 30 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 11/11/21)
    STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Adam Chase and Tim Kelleher
    TELEPLAY BY: Jim Patterson, Jamie Rhonheimer and Preston Walker
    DIRECTED BY: Phill Lewis Promo
  • CBS BULL – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    Episode Directed By Michael Weatherly
    “The Great Divide” – The TAC team experiences a conflict of interest in court when Benny represents the plaintiff and Chunk represents the defendant in the same civil suit, where a mother sues a young artist she deems responsible for her daughter’s death, on a rebroadcast of BULL, Thursday, December 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode directed by series star Michael Weatherly. (Originally broadcast 11/23/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Pamela Wechsler
    DIRECTED BY: Michael Weatherly 
  • CBS S.W.A.T. – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “Whistleblower” — The team races to rescue victims of a sex trafficking ring that is preying on disenfranchised women. Also, Hondo finds himself at odds with Leroy and Darryl over the future of their business, and Street confronts Chris about meeting with his hospitalized mom, on “S.W.A.T.,” Saturday, January 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 5/19/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Ryan Keleher
    DIRECTED BY: Cherie Dvorak Promo
    “Brother’s Keeper” – After a man is killed by an explosive package shipped to his home, the team attempts to capture the sender and intercept his latest deadly parcel. Also, Maggie tries to trust her younger sister, Erin (Adrienne Rose Bengtsson), is truly staying out of trouble as a new college student in NYC, on FBI, Saturday, January 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/27/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Tom Szentgyorgyi
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple Promo
  • The CW Legends Of The Hidden Temple – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “The Ilocano Legend of Lam-Ang” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
    THE FILIPINO LEGEND OF “THE AMAZING TALKING ROOSTER OF LAM-ANG” – Cristela Alonzo hosts this new adult version of “Legends of the Hidden Temple” where four teams of contestants compete for the right to run through Olmec’s temple for $25,000. Teams are thrust into the Philippine legend of a magical boy/man who goes on two epic quests, one for revenge one for love. Only one team proves themselves worthy of entering Olmec’s temple to find the Talking Rooster, evade the dreaded Temple Guards, and get out before time is up (#103). Original airdate 10/24/2021. Every episode of LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “Penn & Teller’s Worst Nightmare” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
    SEASON PREMIERE – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The TV audience watches along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Jandro, Piff the Magic Dragon, Helen Coghlan and Paul Gertner. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#803). Original airdate 10/1/2021. Promo
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “Jonathan Mangum 9” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
    TAKE SOME TIME TO LAUGH – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jonathan Mangum, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#903). Original airdate 1/22/2021.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “Heather Anne Campbell 4” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    AMUSEMENT FOR ALL – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Heather Anne Campbell, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#904). Original airdate 2/26/2021.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “Magic with a Wolf” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
    SCOTT WOLF (“NANCY DREW”) GUEST STARS – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The TV audience watches along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Scott Wolf (“Nancy Drew”) joins Penn & Teller and magicians featured in the episode include The Shocker, Magic Maxl, Jeki Yoo, and Ben Seidman. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#802). Original airdate 10/8/2021.
  • The CW Masters Of Illusion – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    “Quick Changes, the Bird King, and Very Sharp Objects” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    ALL TIED UP – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Jeki Yoo & Ellie, Dan Sperry, Trigg Watson, Josephine Lee, Hakan Berg and Hans Klok (#701). Original airdate 5/15/2020.
  • The CW Masters Of Illusion – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    “The Sphere of Fog, Crossbows, and More Ed Alonzo” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    THOR’S HAMMER – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Tommy Wind, Louie Foxx, Alexandra Duvivier, Ben Blaque, Ed Alonzo and Jason Bishop (#702). Original airdate 5/15/2020.
  • The CW Dogs of the Year 2021 – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    “Dogs of the Year 2021” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    THE MOST AMAZING DOGS OF 2021 – DOGS OF THE YEAR returns with an all-new cast of characters to charm their way into our hearts. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight present the Top Dog stories of 2021, celebrating the dogs that go above and beyond, that leave their mark on society, and achieve the nearly impossible! Dogs being honored include the quick-thinking heroic Clover; Levi, the official Dog of Pennsylvania; the pawsome work of Mercy, a vital part of K9’s suburb scent detection; the fancy and fierce eight-year-old rescue pup Miss Pickles, the Drag Pug; the inspiring Ricochet, the Surfing Pup; and Service dog Sampson, the first canine to be given access to a Chemistry lab at the University of Illinois and paving the way for the disabled. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. Produced by JUMA Entertainment. Original airdate 12/16/2021.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    “Episode 101” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    SERIES PREMIERE – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by a celebrity guest panel as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. Special guests Tom Arnold and Natalie Lander and panelists Mikalah Gordon, Noah Matthews, Brian Cooper and Carmen Hodson watch funny animal moments, hilarious clips from feature films and favorite tv series, and celebrities with their pets. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#101). Original airdate 9/18/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    “Episode 102” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    COZY UP WITH YOUR FURRY BEST FRIEND – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by a celebrity guest panel as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. Special guest Dee Wallace and panelists Maiara Walsh, Mikalah Gordon, Brian Cooper and Brandon Rogers watch funny animal moments, hilarious clips from feature films and favorite tv series, and celebrities with their pets. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#102). Original airdate 9/18/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    NIGHT ONE OF A TWO PART EPIC MUSICAL EVENT ─ The legendary concert event, filmed over two nights at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, features performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest (“On Air with Ryan Seacrest”), the iconic lineup of musical acts scheduled to perform includes Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Weezer, Finneas, Nelly, Darius Rucker, Walker Hayes, Cheap Trick, Florida Georgia Line, and more. Original airdate 10/2/2021.
  • The CW iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 – Friday, December 31 Show More
    “iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    NIGHT TWO OF A TWO PART EPIC MUSICAL EVENT ─ The legendary concert event, filmed over two nights at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, features performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest (“On Air with Ryan Seacrest”), the iconic lineup of musical acts scheduled to perform includes The Kid LAROI, Dua Lipa, Khalid, Tate McRae, Journey, Coldplay, Lil Baby, Nelly, Sam Hunt, J. Cole, Billie Eilish, and more. Original airdate 10/3/2021.
  • The CW iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021 – Saturday, December 25 Show More
    “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021” – (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    THE MUSIC EVENT OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON ─ iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021 is the music event of the season. This star-studded concert event will feature performances from many of today’s hottest musical stars as well as can’t miss backstage moments! Artists scheduled to appear include Ed Sheeran, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jonas Brothers, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Saweetie, AJR, Kane Brown, Tate McRae, Bazzi, and Dixie D’Amelio. Original airdate 12/15/2021.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “Niyma Funk 1” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
    EVERYONE HAS FUN – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Nyima Funk, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#905). Original airdate 2/5/2021.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “Gary Anthony Williams 7” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    YOU BETTER BE LAUGHING – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#906). Original airdate 1/15/2021.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “Episode 103” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    WHERE THERE’S A WILL… – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by a celebrity guest panel as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. Special guest James Maslow and panelists Maiara Walsh, Brian Cooper, Neel Ghosh and Carmen Hodgson watch funny animal moments, hilarious clips from feature films and favorite tv series, and celebrities with their pets. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#103). Original airdate 9/25/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “Episode 104” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    ARE YOU READY TO LEAP INTO ACTION? – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guest Murray SawChuck as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’ve found a stubborn camel, a retriever who loves to salsa, a sneaky thief monkey, and a snorting seal. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#104). Original airdate 10/2/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    Evergreen Terrace is overrun with traffic and Moe has a fateful choice to make in the “The Wayz We Were” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3219) (TV-14 D,L,S,V)
  • FOX THE GREAT NORTH – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “THE GREAT NORTH” – (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    A punk band invites Ham to audition after hearing him scream. Meanwhile, Honeybee and Wolf get their first directing gig in the “The Great Punkin’ Adventure” episode of THE GREAT NORTH airing Sunday, Dec. 26 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GRN-201) (TV-PG L)
    Guest Cast: Tim Bagley as Principal Gibbons; Ray Dewilde as Mayor Peppers; Brooke Dillman as Zoya; David Herman as Gill Beavers; Aloysius Hootch as Delmer; Tim Jennings as Paul Reingold and Postal Worker; Martha Kelly as Bethany; Kelvin Yu as Steven Huang and Reggie Watts as Quay.
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, December 26 Show More
    “BOB’S BURGERS” – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    When the Belcher kids participate in a beach clean-up for Wagstaff Volunteer Day, Louise gets drawn into a battle of wits with Mr. Fischoeder. Meanwhile, Teddy surprises Bob and Linda with a new look in the “Beach, Please” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Dec. 26 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1105) (TV-PG L)
    Guest Voice Cast: David Herman as Mr. Frond/Customer; Zach Galifianakis as Felix; Bill Hader as Mickey; Andy Kindler as Mort; Kevin Kline as Mr. Fischoeder; Jenny Slate as Sonya/Tammy; Bobby Tisdale as Zeke
    “FAMILY GUY” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Stewie designs a “Terminator” Peter robot to destroy Lois for trying to feed him broccoli, but when things don’t go according to plan, Stewie and Brian must go on a Terminator-esque mission to save Stewie’s life in the “PeTerminator” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Dec. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1812) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    “9-1-1” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    The members of the 118 arrive on the scene when a truck crashes into a high school homecoming parade. Meanwhile, Athena and Michael try to help Harry in the aftermath of his kidnapping, May is intimidated by returning call center legend and Bobby gives a devastated Chimney advice regarding Maddie in the “Home And Away” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Dec. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-503) (TV-14 V)
    Guest Cast: Vanessa E. Williams as Claudette Collins; Anirudh Pisharody as Ravi
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Monday, December 27 Show More
    “9-1-1: LONE STAR” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1   Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Owen helps Tommy through a personal emergency in the “One Day” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Dec. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-213) (TV-14 D, L, V)
  • FOX The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong – Tuesday, December 28 Show More
    The Holiday Bowl was canceled due to COVID illness on one of the teams. Re-run from 12/22. THE MASKED SINGER CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON ON AN ALL-NEW “THE MASKED SINGER” SINGALONG SPECIAL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22
    Fan favorite contestants get into the Holiday spirit with a Christmas Singalong! This two-hour special features never-before-seen holiday performances, laugh-out-loud bloopers and exciting behind the scenes footage for fans to enjoy in the all-new “The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong” special holiday episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-615/616) (TV-PG D,L,S,V)
  • FOX GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP – Wednesday, December 29 Show More
    “GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Gordon Ramsay is back, on another rowdy road trip with friends Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex! This time, it’s an epic European vacation through Italy, France and Scotland to discover all the best food and fun in each of their home countries. The GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP special, “European Vacation,” airs Wednesday, Dec. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-2206) (TV-14 D, L)
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “BOB’S BURGERS” – (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1    Promo
    Linda and the girls attempt to build a loft bed for Louise in just one day. Meanwhile, Bob and Gene host a group of gamers and their tabletop role-playing game in the “Loft in Bedslation” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Thursday, Dec. 30 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1108) (TV-PG D, L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Christine Medrano as Lady Cannefer; Keisuke Hoashi as Mr. Kim; Alex Mapa as Murferion; Danette Wilson as Shirley
  • FOX THE GREAT NORTH – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “THE GREAT NORTH” – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1   Promo
    Moon, Judy and Ham try to survive Alaska’s darkest and spookiest day of the year. Meanwhile, Wolf and Honeybee attempt to replace Beef’s favorite shirt in the “The Yawn of the Dead Adventure” Halloween-themed episode of THE GREAT NORTH airing Thursday, Dec. 30 at (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GRN-111) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Tim Bagley, John Early, John Gemberling, Patti Harrison, David Herman, Charlie Kelly, Martha Kelly, Karen Kilgariff, Paul F. Tompkins, Julio Torres, Ariel Tweto
  • FOX CALL ME KAT – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “CALL ME KAT”-(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1  Promo
    Kat asks Max to help her learn how to salsa dance to impress Oscar. Meanwhile, Phil bakes a bun that looks exactly like a celebrity in the “Salsa” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, Dec. 30 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KAT-112) (TV-14 D, L, S)
    Guest Cast: Christopher Rivas as Oscar; Schuyler Helford as Brigitte
  • FOX CALL ME KAT – Thursday, December 30 Show More
    “CALL ME KAT”-(9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1   Promo
    When one of the oldest cats in the café dies unexpectedly, Kat decides to turn the one-year anniversary of the Cat Café into his funeral. Meanwhile, Kat, Randi and Oscar all try to make amends for mistakes they made in the “Cat-A-Versary” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, Dec. 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KAT-113) (TV-14 D, L, S)
    Guest Cast: Christopher Rivas as Oscar; Tim Bagley as Wyatt
  • FOX BEAT SHAZAM – Friday, December 31 Show More
    “BEAT SHAZAM” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Hosted by Jamie Foxx, BEAT SHAZAM is the unique and interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they try to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world’s most popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to one million dollars. Teams of cousins, military DJs and a father/daughter duo compete in the “Santa Jamie!” episode of BEAT SHAZAM airing Friday, Dec. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BSH-313) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP – Friday, December 31 Show More
    “GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    It’s Christmas as only Gordon Ramsay can do it. He’s taking pals Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex deep into a winter wonderland to find the home of Santa Claus himself. On a road trip packed with amazing food, big laughs and Christmas spirit, the boys won’t stop until they meet St. Nick! GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP special, “Christmas Vacation,” airs Friday, Dec. 31 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-2207) (TV-14 D, L, S)
  • FOX I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE – Friday, December 31 Show More
    “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” – (11:30 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    A night of holiday cheer kicks off with host Ken Jeong, in the first-ever I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE holiday spectacular. Joining Jeong are celebrity panelists Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Paula Abdul, Nicole Byer and musical superstar Debbie Gibson to help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, contestants will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. New this season is a chance to use the “Golden Mic,” which grants contestants advice from one secret mystery celebrity. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with Debbie Gibson, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE Holiday Spectacular: Debbie Gibson, Nicole Byer, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” holiday special episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Friday, Dec. 31 (11:30 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-212) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with a musical superstar, Katharine McPhee, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “Episode 10: Katharine McPhee, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” season finale episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Saturday, Jan. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-102) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “9-1-1: LONE STAR” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1    Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Owen and the members of the 126 race into action when a massive dust storm engulfs Austin in the “Dust to Dust” in a special encore of the season finale episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Saturday, Jan. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-214) (TV-14 L, V)
  • FOX I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE – Saturday, January 1 Show More
    “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” – (11:00-Midnight ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with a musical superstar, Donny Osmond, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “Episode 5: Donny Osmond, Bob Saget, Finesse Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Saturday, Jan. 1 (11:00-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-103) (TV-PG D, L)
    12/27/2021 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. TV-PG
    12/27/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Jimmy Fallon invites “The Voice” Season 21 coaches – Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend – to appear in a sneak episode of the new music and comedy variety game show. Signature games to be played include “Wheel of Impossible Karaoke,” “Perfect Mashup,” “Vinyl Countdown” and “Slay It, Don’t Spray It.” TV-PG
    12/28/2021 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Tuesday) : Katherine deals with the PR fallout of a serial killer driving a Payne. Jack tries to figure out his role in the company. TV-14 D,L,V Promo
    12/28/2021 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : Nicky takes Noah on a self-care journey. Anthony, Sherm and Wyatt deal with the aftermath of seeing each other cry. And there’s wine. TV-14 
    12/28/2021 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : The family gathers for Kevin and Madison’s wedding. TV-14 Promo
    12/28/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : As Max and Dr. Sharpe prepare to depart for London, a deadly superbug hits the hospital and draws them back in. Leyla confronts Bloom about the secret she has been hiding. Iggy digs deep to help two grieving parents confront the reality that their son is gone. TV-14 Promo
    12/29/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Dylan and Will deal with a dishonest patient whose lupus is in remission. A wealthy donor makes inappropriate advances toward Stevie. Vanessa, Crockett and Charles try to convince a young woman to have life-saving surgery. TV-14 Promo
    12/29/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A video of Casey from the roof rescue goes viral. Mouch sets up a Little Free Library at Firehouse 51. Herrmann breaks protocol. TV-14 Promo
    12/29/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Premiere: Officer Kim Burgess fights for her life as the team scrambles to find her kidnapper. Dep. Supt. Sam Miller is desperate to find her son’s killer. Voight and Upton deal with the aftermath of their deadly decision. Ruzek struggles with the pressure of the situation. TV-14 Promo
    12/30/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children. Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath. Guest starring Octavio Pisano, Jade Marie Fernandez and Johnny Pemberton. TV-14 Promo
    12/30/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : Amaro asks the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man’s name and brings a figure from Benson’s past back into her life. TV-14 Promo
    12/30/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : Stabler discovers Flutura’s true role in the family business. Bell asks a favor from Kilbride to move her case forward. Bernadette and Eli adjust to their new living situation. TV-14 Promo
    01/01/2022 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : Tammy, a high school administrator, and husband Doug, a sales manager and Army veteran from Newport News, Va., love to help their community. Dancing Tammy hosts fundraisers every spring to organize the best prom possible for her students. Will they be able to dance their way to millions? TV-PG
    01/01/2022 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14.Eddie Murphy is the guest host; Lizzo is the musical guest. Episode aired Dec 21, 2019. Sketches include – cold open: Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) challenges debate-crasher Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin);
    monologue: Murphy declines to use sketch ideas of Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle [real];
    TV show: Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood- gentrification has provided opportunities;
    TV show: Holiday Baking Championship- bad cakes are based on characters kids love;
    Film: “Home For The Holidays”- (Murphy)’s dinner toast leaves out family conflicts;
    TV show: The Masked Singer- after his identity is revealed, Buckwheat sings;
    song: musical guest Lizzo performs “Truth Hurts”;
    news: Gumby is upset that he hasn’t been given proper credit for saving SNL;
    news: Pete Davidson compares the public’s perception of his life with how Colin Jost is viewed;
    news: surprising news items cause drunk Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) to spew wine on Colin Jost;
    TV show: Black Jeopardy!- Velvet Jones’ ho tutorials vie with modern sensibilities
    song: Lizzo performs “Good As Hell”; and
    TV show: manic elf witness (Murphy) describes polar bear attack on Santa’s workshop.
    1/1/2022 (11:29 PM) (Saturday) :
    This episode replaces the previously announced one.  More Info



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Days Update Friday, December 24, 2021

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Belle goes to room 514 at the Salem Inn to find Shawn in bed kissing “Belle”. Belle asks what the hell is going on here, leaving Shawn confused as he sees two Belles.

Steve calls John and asks if there’s any news about Marlena. John says there’s been nothing since her run in with Kayla. Steve knows how hard it must be for him, especially at this time of year. Steve says they are all praying for them and thinks that God will come through for them because tomorrow is a big day for him and it’s the season of miracles. Steve encourages John to keep the faith. John says he’s doing his best and wishes him a Merry Christmas as they hang up. John remarks that they could use a Christmas miracle right about now. Gabriel then shows up at John’s door.

Ben puts the Angel on the Christmas tree. Doug tells him it’s perfect and thanks him. Ciara feels better knowing there’s a little angel watching over Doug and Julie after they leave. Doug, Julie, Ciara, and Ben sing Gloria together until the Christmas tree suddenly catches on fire and Devil Marlena bursts through the door. The Devil mocks the idea of the cops being outside for him and jokes that he sent them to the North Pole. Doug and Julie asks what Marlena is doing here and what she wants with them. The Devil declares that he’s come to open his present.

John is amazed to see Gabriel, who wishes John a Merry Christmas and says it’s been a long time as John invites him in. John tells him how good it is to see him. Gabriel says he wouldn’t stay away while John is going through such a trying time. John talks about never feeling so helpless and scared. Gabriel assures him that God is always with him even if he can’t see him. John complains that he needs God to do more than just see him. Gabriel says he knows and he’s not supposed to get involved in peoples’ affairs but these circumstances are extraordinary. John worries that only divine intervention could save Marlena. Gabriel says it’s a good thing he’s here then. John asks if he can help him find her because he has no idea where to start. Gabriel responds that Marlena is leaving carnage in her wake where ever she goes, so the trail of pain is easy to follow. John argues that he doesn’t have time for riddles and asks where his wife is.

Ben tells the Devil that he won’t let him lay a finger on his wife. The Devil asks if he really thinks he can stop him. Julie uses a fire extinguisher to put out the Christmas tree fire and declares that they are stronger together, so they will all stop him because there’s no place for Satan in this house. Julie talks about this being Tom and Alice’s home where goodness and love always lived. Marlena argues that all that couldn’t protect their angel on the tree and it’s not going to protect Ben and Ciara’s angel either. Ciara tells the Devil to stay away from her baby. The Devil says he can’t as he always gets what he wants and he wants that baby.

Belle questions who “Belle” is, while “Belle” asks who Belle is. Shawn questions how Belle can be in both places. Belle insists that she is his wife and whoever is in bed with him is not her. “Belle” then transforms back in to Jan Spears.

Chad and Abigail prepare Christmas presents for their kids. Jack enters, surprising Abigail as she rushes up to hug him. Chad thought Jack said he couldn’t get a flight in the storm. Jack says luckily the weather changed and they were able to catch a flight out. Jennifer then enters, making her return to Salem. Abigail and Jennifer are thrilled and excitedly embrace.

Jan calls it awkward as Shawn jumps out of bed, questioning what the hell this is. Shawn swears he thought it was Belle. Belle asks how this happened. Shawn explains that he got a text to come to the room and then “Belle” answered the door. Shawn swears he didn’t know anything about this. Belle can’t believe after everything with Kayla and Steve that Shawn didn’t check to make sure it was her before jumping in to bed. Shawn thought he was being careful as he was afraid the Devil would pull some illusion thing, so he called Rafe and he was told that Belle had a surprise waiting for him here. Jan explains that it wasn’t Rafe and reveals that she had a partner. Belle and Shawn then realize that The Devil is working with Jan Spears.

At the hospital, Steve asks when Allie last saw Tripp. Allie says it was last night as he said he was working overnight and was going to meet her this morning, but he never showed up. Allie thought maybe he got pulled in to an emergency so she came to check on him. Steve mentions calling him a couple times to invite him over for Christmas Eve but he never got back to him. Steve adds that a nurse said Tripp never clocked out from his night shift. Allie wonders if that means Tripp is still here. Steve says he knows how they can find out.

John tells Gabriel that Marlena really needs him as every day he can feel her being pulled further away from him. John asks Gabriel if he knows where Marlena is. Gabriel says if ever there was time to make an exception, it’s now. Gabriel reveals to John that Marlena is with Doug and Julie. John brings up that she tried to hurt them before, so he has to go to them. Gabriel puts a St. Benedict medal necklace around his neck to take with him and says it will help protect him and the people he loves. Gabriel assures that the medal will help him the strength he needs to drive the Devil away from his friends. John questions him not coming with him. Gabriel says he can’t as this is John’s battle, but he has defeated this demon before so he’s strong enough to do this on his own if he doesn’t lose faith. John hugs Gabriel and thanks him for coming. Gabriel says may God be with him as John then exits.

The Devil tells Ben to get out of his way. Ben argues that his wife and child are the only things that matter to him in this world, so he will fight him with everything in his soul. The Devil mocks Ben and brings up his past. Ciara calls Ben a wonderful man and says he will be a great father. The Devil disagrees because he’s going to take Ciara and her baby with him. Ben says he’ll have to kill him first. The Devil says that can be arranged. Ciara holds Ben back as Julie shouts not to hurt him. Julie tells The Devil that he’s going to be let down if he thinks he’s leaving with Ciara. The Devil talks about hating this house and it’s history of people trying to save the world from The Devil. Doug brings up driving him out on Thanksgiving. The Devil says he let that happen and he’s been so generous with all of them. The Devil says it’s like they forgot who he is. The Devil reminds Julie that he could’ve killed Doug a while back and maybe he will do it this time. The Devil declares that right now, the only person he needs alive is Ciara.

Belle and Shawn can’t believe this is happening. Belle says it’s just like Marlena turning in to Steve to get Kayla’s key card. Jan admits that key got her in to see her. Shawn brings up Jan still being in her coma when Kayla and Steve checked on her. Jan reveals that wasn’t really her. Belle asks who the hell was in the hospital. Jan asks if it matters because she and Shawn just shared a wonderful moment on he and Belle’s anniversary. Shawn says she disgusts him. Jan jokes that he didn’t feel that way a few moments ago. Jan tells Belle to join them in bed. Shawn then tells Jan that she’s going to jail because she’s under arrest.

Abigail calls it an amazing surprise as she didn’t even know Jennifer was coming home. Abigail asks if Jennifer is home for good. Jennifer says she’s almost done with her mom’s estate but she couldn’t wait to spend Christmas with her family. Jennifer asks about their agenda for the day. Abigail says they were getting the kids ready for their presents and then it’s almost time to go hang the ornaments with Doug and Julie, which excites Jennifer.

The Devil says that Ben is being very brave standing up to him but asks if he’s sure this is the way he wants to go out. Julie argues that The Devil is not all powerful. Julie says she cast him out on Thanksgiving by invoking the greatest power in the universe. The Devil says they won’t have a repeat of that and he’s done chatting. The Devil then raises two torches and asks if their love can put out these flames. The flames then go out as John enters the building and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and says it looks like he got here just in time.

Steve tells Allie that Kayla is at home resting and said it was okay to use her computer to look for Tripp. Steve says the security footage should show when he got there and if he left. They come across a point that appears to be erased. Steve notes that the timing is right after he found Kayla unconscious in her office after Devil Marlena attacked her. Allie asks if he’s saying Marlena erased the tapes. Steve worries that Marlena might have done something to Tripp.

Shawn and Belle bring Jan to the police station. Jan asks if the handcuffs are really necessary and jokes they would’ve been fun in the hotel room. Shawn tells her to shut up and sit until he finds a cell for her. Jan says it’s fine by her as she has delicious memories to keep her occupied. Belle asks how Jan did this and where Marlena is. Jan says Satan doesn’t share her schedule and she wouldn’t tell her anyways. Shawn assures that they will find Marlena and then Jan will pay for what she has done. Jan tells Shawn not to act like he didn’t have fun. Shawn says the only fun he will have is seeing her locked up for good. Jan says he can deny it but their chemistry was real and always has been. Jan tells him that locking her up won’t change what happened. Belle tells her to stop talking. Jan responds that she has nothing else to stay because the image of her having the time of her life with her husband is never going to leave her. Jan declares that she will be in Belle’s head forever and always. Belle tells Shawn to get Jan out of her sight. Jan remarks that Belle can’t get rid of her and now thanks to Marlena, they will be bonded for the rest of their lives.

John questions what The Devil is doing here. The Devil says he heard there was a party. Ben informs John that The Devil was threatening to set them on fire. John says that’s never going to happen which The Devil calls an empty promise. Julie argues that they are stronger now that John is with them. The Devil says he wouldn’t count on that because John is not their savior. The Devil brings up nearly choking John to death the other day. John points out that he’s still here. The Devil remarks that Belle isn’t here to save him this time because Belle is otherwise occupied. John asks what he’s done. The Devil says it wasn’t him exactly, but as they speak, Belle’s marriage is up in flames. John asks again what the Devil did. The Devil responds that he’s glad John is here because now, he can kill 4 birds with one stone as he ignites the torches again. John prays for protectiveness and the flames go out. John says the Devil is not the only one with power as he raises the medal and says he has God on his side, so with his help, he’s taking the Devil out. The Devil guesses he got the medal from Gabriel and says he’s not meant to get involved. John says The Devil’s not either and uses the power of the medal to make Marlena drop the torches. The Devil argues that he’s still stronger. John declares that with the strength of God, he will not let him hurt the people he loves. John calls for Marlena to forgive him as he uses the power to have Devil Marlena launched across the room and against the wall, knocking her out. Ben and John get Marlena in to John’s car. Ben goes back inside and tells Ciara, Doug, and Julie that he’s okay and Marlena didn’t wake up. Julie worries about if John is safe with that creature. Ben says that John insisted he do this on his own, so he’s just glad that Ciara is safe. Ciara cries the Devil came for her and their baby. Ben assures that she’s safe now. Julie agrees and says if anyone can drive out that demon, it’s John because of his great love for Marlena and their great love. Doug declares that on Christmas Eve, they have shown Satan that there are powers greater than the ultimate evil as Ben and Ciara kiss.

Allie wonders what Marlena could have done to Tripp and if she hurt him. Steve says first they have to find him. Allie questions if Tripp is still around here somewhere. Steve gets a call from Belle, who informs him that she and Shawn are at the police station booking Jan Spears right now. Steve argues that they just saw Jan yesterday in a coma. Belle advises him to check who is in that bed because it sure as hell isn’t Jan. Steve hangs up and says oh no.

Julie doesn’t know how everybody else feels but after everything that transpired, she’s looking forward to a quiet Christmas. Ciara says it was supposed to be a wonderful day, decorating the tree, spending time together, hanging the ornaments, and now Marlena torched their angel. Ben says at least nobody got hurt and he still has Ciara with him. Julie declares that the Devil tried to ruin their holiday but they are still going to have a Horton Family Christmas. Jennifer then arrives with Jack, Abigail, Chad and their kids Thomas and Charlote. Jennifer excitedly reunites with Doug and Julie. Julie can’t believe Jennifer is really home. Jennifer says she couldn’t stay away from Salem on Christmas. Doug asks about the weather. Jack says the weather changed and they got the first flight in. Julie declares that what’s important is they are all together. Ben tells Ciara that maybe he should go since the holiday is really about her family and he doesn’t want to ruin that. Ciara tells Ben that he is her family and he’s not going anywhere as she kisses him. Ciara goes over and greets Abigail and Chad while Ben tells Abigail that he doesn’t want to make a mess of her Christmas. Chad responds that this holiday is about family coming together to celebrate joy and hope. Abigail says they just want to say Merry Christmas which surprises Ben. Abigail, Chad, Ben, and Ciara say Merry Christmas to one another. Chad and Abigail’s son Thomas asks where the angel is. Doug and Julie says the angel got a boo boo so they took her down so she could rest, but they are just in time to hang the ornaments and they can help figure out what to put on top of the tree now. Abigail asks if they should wait for Eli and Lani while Jennifer brings up Maggie. Doug explains that with Philip missing, Maggie wanted to stay close to Victor. Julie adds that Eli said the twins aren’t feeling great so he and Lani thought they should rest which means Thomas and Charlotte will hang their ornaments too. Jennifer brings them the box of ornaments. Everyone begins hanging their ornaments. Doug hands his to Julie to hang on the tree as Jennifer hugs him. They hang the ornaments of Tom and Alice above theirs. Abigail and Chad hang their ornaments along with Lani and Eli. Ciara and Ben hang their ornaments on the tree. They then hang the ornaments for Bo and Hope, JJ, Mickey, Zack, and Belle among others. Chad and Abigail sit with the kids, Ben and Ciara sit together, and Jack stands with Jennifer. Julie sits with Doug as Doug tells her to look around and try to tell him that Christmas has been ruined.

Allie and Steve go to the coma unit to find Tripp in Jan’s place, hooked up to the machines. Allie and Steve worry about Tripp, if he can hear them, and what to do. Steve doesn’t think a doctor can help and has Allie talk to Tripp to try to get through to him. Allie says it’s Christmas Eve and they need him, so she pleads for him to come back to them. Allie says she, Steve, Henry, and all the patients at the hospital need him. Allie says she loves him. Steve says they all love him. Allie pleads for Tripp to come back to her. Tripp then wakes up, relieving Steve and Allie. Tripp asks how he ended up here. Steve says not to worry about that right now and just hopes there’s more good news to go around.

Shawn tells Belle that he never thought he could be fooled in to not recognizing his own wife. Shawn tells her that he’s so sorry. Belle cries that Jan was right that getting the image of them in bed out is going to take a long time. Belle says as hurt as she is, she doesn’t blame him since The Devil literally made him do it. Shawn assures there’s no other way he would ever betray her. Belle points out that it’s still their anniversary. Shawn hates Jan and that she took this special day away from them. Belle says it’s not over yet as Jan did her worse, but they are still together and always will be. They wish each other a Happy Anniversary and kiss.

Julie asks Doug if the Christmas tree is more beautiful than ever this year. Jennifer thinks it’s because it means more after everything they almost lost. Doug calls it perfect. Julie can’t help yearning for an angel at the top. Jennifer asks if she needs an angel and says she has an idea. Jennifer presents a box to Julie. Julie reminds her that Alice never let them open presents until Christmas Day. Jack and Jennifer think Alice would allow this one present to be opened today. Julie opens the present and it’s a new angel for the tree. Julie asks how she knew. Jennifer says she had no idea as it was just in Laura’s things. Jennifer says it belonged to Laura for many years so she knows that she would want nothing more than for Julie to have it atop the tree. Doug thanks her and says it means so much. Ben offers to try again and places the angel on top of the tree.

Devil Marlena wakes up tied to a bed. John sits nearby and says he hopes these accommodations are to her liking.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, December 24, 2021

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Nick: Mm.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Faith: Suck it up, santa. It’s your big night. You’ve got a long way to go to get ready for tomorrow.

Nick: Not this year.

Faith: Oh, really?

Nick: Mm-hmm. I got all my shopping done before christmas eve.

Faith: You brag, but is everything wrapped?

Nick: Mm.

Faith: Ha! Yeah, I knew it.

Nick: Well, don’t you worry your pointy little ears, sassy elf. I got it covered.

Faith: If you say so.

Nick: Trust me, everything’s gonna be done before christian wakes up. You know what? I think I owe you, like, an extra christmas brownie for helping me at the orphanage tonight.

Faith: I love that you organized that surprise christmas party for the kids. They were so excited. It was really special, and I’m glad I got to be a part of it.

Nick: But you sacrificed part of your christmas eve to help me hand out presents. Means a lot to me.

Faith: I didn’t sacrifice a thing. It felt good, bringing a little joy into their lives, seeing the look on their faces because someone cared. I can’t imagine what that must feel like, the sense of being rootless, not knowing where you fit in the world. Where you really belong. That’s what grandpa went through, right? He lived in a place like that?

Nick: Yeah, um…his mother and father abandoned him when he was just a little boy. I don’t think he ever got over that.

Faith: That’s so sad.

Nick: And each one of those kids you met tonight has their own story. I have such deep compassion for them.

Faith: Yeah, it reminds me of how lucky I am to have such an incredible family.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: Mm. It’s summer in milan.

Faith: Really? What time is it there?

Nick: Really late. We should… faith? What? Where…

[ Sighs ] Hey, summer. Merry christmas. Hello? We must have a bad connection.

[ Christmas music plays ]

Nick: Okay, I get it. You are pranking your dad on christmas eve. What a funny joke. Thank you. Summer, you there? What, are you at a party? Too much egg nog? Maybe you dialed me on accident? Supergirl, you there? Okay, I appreciate the sentiment, but I would really, really like to talk to you. Faith is around here somewhere. I’m sure she would love to wish her big sister a merry christmas, too. Mom, what — what are you doing here?

Nikki: Come with me, nicholas.

Nick: Mom, what is going on?

Nikki: It’s christmas eve. A night of love and discovery. Let’s go. Look at this guy.

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Nick: Mom, have you seen faith? She was here a minute ago.

Nikki: Come with me.

Nick: Mom, this is really weird.

Nikki: All is well, my darling.

Nick: For you, maybe.

Nikki: You did a wonderful thing, dressing up as santa and taking toys to those children at the orphanage. It’s those kinds of gestures, small kindnesses, that can make a deep and lasting impact. And now, there is a gift waiting for you. Come on.

Nick: What is this, an ambush?

Nikki: [ Scoffs ] Is that what you think?

Nick: Well, you pulled something like this not too long ago with me and dad. You said there was an emergency out here, but really you just wanted us to talk to try and work things out.

Adam: You did that? Wow, I’m shocked.

Nikki: Well, when the stakes are high enough, I can be very sneaky.

Victoria: So, how did the conversation with dad go once mom was able to get you two in the same room? I hope that it was at least productive.

Victor: I told nicholas what an excellent father he is. Far more connected and present with his children than I ever was with mine.

Adam: That’s an understatement.

Victor: And I’m proud to see him with his children.

Nick: Well, it’s more complicated than that. It always is.

Nikki: Well, we are family.

Victor: And it is christmas.

Adam: That magical time of year where we get together to dwell on how dysfunctional we are.

Victoria: So, as a family, we have decided to pool our emotional resources and give you a gift.

Nikki: You see, there’s no ambush here, only affection.

Adam: Even from me, believe it or not.

Victoria: It’s our way of showing you how much we love you and how we want to close the distance that’s between us, and we want to heal our relationship.

Nick: Well, I want that, too, but we never seem to make that happen.

Victoria: We? So you mean as in you and me?

Nick: I’ve apologized over and over again about digging into ashland’s past. But it can’t be undone. It’s always gonna be there between us, even if we’re pretending to be civil or acting like this is something that’s in the past.

Adam: Got to love the man’s honesty.

Nick: The bottom line is i think you married an opportunist who has no scruples, and I told that right to ashland’s face, which also can’t be undone.

Victoria: No, it can’t be undone.

Nick: I miss what we used to have, vick. You know, we were best friends. Used to tell each other everything, and I really hope someday we can get that back.

Victoria: Did you genuinely not think about the impact that this would have on our relationship? You playing detective?

Nick: I honestly thought you would appreciate hearing the truth from me.

Victoria: Alright, because that’s what you want from all of us. You want our gratitude. For us to acknowledge that you’re not like the rest of our family. You’re the moral one. You are the guy who is so pure that you will not work for a company with the name “newman.” However, I think I’m short-changing abby right now, because she’s also made some similar choices. I digress. You know, dad has — he’s done pretty everything that you’ve wanted and you’re still not satisfied.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Well, if I haven’t told you yet, when you told me I was a great father, that meant the world to me.

Victor: I’ve never been more sincere in my admiration for you, son.

Nick: Well, I admire you, too. Everything you’ve accomplished. And I was reminded of that tonight when I was at the orphanage, just imagining everything you had to do, everything you had to overcome to achieve your success. If I’m the better father, it’s just because I have a different definition of success than you do.

Victor: I understand that now, my boy. But, you know, when you grew up, became a young man, I didn’t understand why you didn’t want to follow in my footsteps. Every father wants his children to do that. And I didn’t quite understand why you wouldn’t take advantage of the many opportunities that I’ve provided, by hard work, for you and your siblings. But I respect your decision now.

Nick: I backed away from the family business years ago because I couldn’t handle the family in-fighting.

Victor: And you found peace.

Nick: No, I didn’T. That’s the thing. ‘Cause I keep drawn right back in to your games. Being pitted against my siblings, in your favor one minute and then out the next, I can’t stand it. I do not want to live my life like that, but I don’t think it’s ever gonna change.

Adam: Well, a year ago, nobody would have predicted that you would agree to work with me, that we would be collaborating to help humanity. I mean, think about it — adam newman working side-by-side with his brother, devoting time and energy to a nonprofit, to build affordable housing?

Victor: No, don’t be absurd.

Nikki: That’s ridiculous.

Adam: But we’re doing it. A lot of people in this community who have lacked decent, stable housing, often for a while, have it now. ‘Cause of you. Your ideas, your dedication. And I’m learning a lot from you, nick, and I’m very grateful.

Victor: You see? The newman brothers coming together because of the aptly named new hope.

Nick: Alright, let’s — let’s just calm down on the thriving collaboration, okay? We’re doing the best we can, making our way through it, but the jury’s still out.

Victoria: Adam being adam.

Victor: Now, now, my sweetheart. I’ve got you all where I want you. This is christmas.

Adam: But the point is, nick, that if you could give me a chance to prove that I have changed, anything is possible.

Victor: So we just have to keep trying.

Adam: Anyway, we got a little off track there.

Victor: Now, I heard something about a gift.

Victoria: Oh, yes, you did. Thank you. This is for you, nicholas. Merry christmas.

Nikki: It’s from all of us.

Adam: What, is it — is it ticking?

Victor: Open it, son.

Nikki: Yes, I can’t wait to see the look on your face.

Victoria: You remember it. Dad used to read that to us on christmas eve when we were kids.

Nick: We each got copies of this to read to our kids when they were little. “The children rushed from the house to greet their father, racing across freshly fallen snow that sparkled like diamonds in the light of the full moon. Their ecstatic cries rose to the heavens. So pure and sweet that the angel watching over them realized she had tears in her eyes.”

Faith: Dad?

Nick: Hey, where’d you run off to?

Faith: Here and there. Remember how you’d read that to all of us on christmas eve, sitting by the tree?

Nick: Of course.

Faith: I would practically hold my breath, the way you made the story come alive. Made it so dramatic. It was so magical every time. No matter how many christmases came and went, no matter how many times you read it to us, I loved it.

Nick: And that’s the way i always felt whenever you read it to me and vick.

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Victor: “The riches of the world were right there, the angel knew, in the little things, the small kindnesses — and kings would pluck their beards with envy to see the family’s joy on this perfect christmas eve.”

Nick: Mom, um, you said this gift was from all of you. But why this book in particular? I mean, adam was in kansas. He wasn’t raised with us. He doesn’t have the same memories or traditions.

Adam: And if I can get past that, you should be able to get past whatever troubles we have in our family.

Nick: I’m trying. We’re making progress.

Nikki: But something is holding you back. You’re still confused, searching, wondering about your place in life and in this family. What your purpose is, how and where you fit in.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: It’s summer. Hey, summer.

[ Christmas music plays ] Summer? Can you hear me? Answer me. Is something wrong? Are you in trouble?

Sharon: Nick, it’s not summer. It’s noah.

Nick: How long’s he been like that?

Sharon: Since he moved back home.

Nick: But you said he’d been okay.

Sharon: You know what? I think that you should handle this by yourself, nick.

Nick: Why?

Sharon: Because it’s about noah’s love life, and no one knows more about getting your romantic hopes dashed than you.

Nick: [ Scoffs ] Really? You had to go there?

Sharon: Just go deal with your son. He needs you.

Nick: Hey, bud, what’s going on? Why are you so sad at christmas?

Noah: The, uh… the woman that I was involved with in london — the one that i fell so hard for and thought I’d be with for the rest of my life… she just got married.

Nick: Oh, man.

Noah: Yeah, after we split, she reconnected with a childhood love and sent me a letter telling me that she had finally found true happiness. She said that she — she regretted ever hurting me, but she realized now that she was only ever with me for the wild ride. Be part of the scene. It was — it was never serious for her.

Nick: I’m so sorry, son.

Noah: Yeah, I guess — i guess her heart, it was — it was back in that place with a deeper connection. You know, somewhere — somewhere more honest and more real. As much as it pains me to admit. I love her enough to be happy for her. I’m happy that she — that she found what she needed to feel fulfilled, but it’s a commentary — you know, it’s a commentary on what we had. Or what we didn’t have. And now I’m in this world, you know, this weird uncertain place, and I just — I just don’t know how I could’ve gotten it so wrong.

Nick: Look, I know what it’s like to think one thing about a relationship and then find out later that it wasn’t what you had hoped. But maybe being in that uncertain place gets you one step closer to figuring it all out, you know? I will tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect relationship, because eventually you’re gonna see things for what they really are. But, son, if you want to have a relationship that’s gonna last, you know, that will stand the test of time, then…you got to dig deep. You know, you got to talk about everything.

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Dad, you — you’re the best man that I know. You’re like a hero to me. You’re that dad that people wish that they had, and you’re so, so good with people. Their intentions, whether or not they’re being truthful. You know, when it comes to emotional intelligence, you…

[ Sighs ] …You’re second to none. So why do you keep screwing up your own life?

Nick: I mean, I — I don’t know. I guess because —

Phyllis: Because of me.

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Phyllis: You’re at loose ends, right? You feel like you failed?

Nick: Really thought we were gonna make it this time.

Phyllis: We were really hot together and we laugh a lot, but that’s not enough. But I feel this funk you’re in — I feel it has more to do than our relationship hitting the wall again.

Nick: It’s about a lot of things, you know, all at once.

Phyllis: Yeah. You’re confused about your place in this world, aren’t you?

Nick: [ Scoffs ] So everybody keeps saying.

Phyllis: I feel like I’m partly to blame.

Nick: How do you figure that?

Phyllis: Because I brought up your family and made you look at what you’re willing to take from them. I guess you took me to heart.

Nick: Look, I’m not some kid, alright, trying to find myself. Though I would have thought at this point, I’d have more answers.

Phyllis: Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions.

Nick: I’m unsure of everything right now. I don’t know who I am, what i want, what do I think I need to have my life have some meaning.

Phyllis: Uh, relax, okay? First of all, it’s not my responsibility to pull you through this crisis. It’s not anybody’s responsibility but yours. But I do feel that I stirred things up for you. Although nothing would get stirred up if there wasn’t something going on already. You feel nowhere in your life right now, and you have a need for…

Nick: What?

Phyllis: Exactly.

Cassie: Dad, it’s okay.

Nick: Cassie.

Cassie: I’m sorry if i startled you.

Nick: No. I love seeing you.

Cassie: Then maybe you’ll listen to me.

Nick: I’ll try.

Cassie: Okay, here it goes. I think you’re doing great. You are the greatest dad in the world. And it’s not just me. All of your other kids think so. Even grandpa victor said so. But I want you to hear it from me and I want you to believe it.

Nick: I miss you so much.

Cassie: Well, I’m alive in your heart and in the rest of the family.

Nick: It’s not the same.

Cassie: No, no, it’s not. But life is about change. That’s how we grow, that’s how we move forward. If we don’t, we get stagnant. And I know you’re not sure about what you want, but you don’t want that — trust me.

Nick: All my kids are philosophers now.

Cassie: They come by it honestly.

Nick: I think there’s a thing of too much soul-searching, you know?

Cassie: Who told you that?

Nick: You don’t agree?

Cassie: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Wow, look at you, socrates.

Cassie: Oh, you’re in for it now, dude.

[ Laughs ]

Nick: Yeah, I used to tell your mom, “cassie’s an old soul. She knows more than everyone else.” When you were like 6, 8, 10, it was like you always knew exactly what everyone was thinking or feeling or how to make everything better. I’ve never known anyone like you.

Cassie: And then I would scrape my knee or some kid at school would say something mean to me, and you would be right there, comforting me like no one else could. I know that you’re searching for something and you’re trying to fill this empty space inside of you. I just…

Nick: What?

Cassie: I think you’re looking in the wrong direction.

Nick: Well, what’s the right direction? I’m guessing this is something i got to figure out on my own.

Cassie: Yeah. But I will give you a hint. It’s all around you tonight. Did you know some deodorants may not last all day?

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Cassie: What’s wrong?

Nick: Nothing.

Cassie: Seriously?

Nick: I’m just asking myself the question I do every day. If I’m such a good father, how come I couldn’t do more to protect you?

Cassie: Dad, come on. You know the answer to that.

Sharon: Just because you’re an amazing father doesn’t mean that you can keep your kids from being hurt, from making bad choices.

Nick: Cassie was ground– she was grounded, and with good reason. I should’ve enforced it.

Sharon: That was up to both of us, nick. Not just you.

Nick: She was 14, still just a child. I should’ve been a better parent. You know, I should’ve known exactly where she was and who she was with. I should’ve known she was lying and that she wasn’t at the movies, she was at a party.

Sharon: All these years later and you’re still second-guessing yourself. Why do you feel the need to revisit this? It’s something that wasn’t your fault and that you can’t change.

Nick: Because faith was going down the same path. She was acting out. She got behind the wheel of that truck and she had been drinking. When we got the call that she was in an accident, I was so scared. I mean, the thought of losing her, I couldn’t go through that again.

Sharon: Faith is fine now.

Nick: I know. Thanks to adam.

Sharon: He faced a choice that night, too. When he saw that accident, he could’ve just kept on going. Could’ve called 911 and left. He could’ve just completely ignored it and saved himself.

Nick: But he did the selfless thing. He saw faith and took her to the hospital, even though he knew, once he was spotted, he was gonna get arrested.

Sharon: And now you’ve given him the chance to prove that that wasn’t a calculated move. Your brother really has changed.

Nick: He saved faith’s life.

Sharon: I’m talking about what you did. You gave adam another chance, after everything that he had done in the past. That was a choice that you made because of the kind of person you are at the core of your being. You are a caring and compassionate man, and a loving and devoted father. Yes, nick, devoted. Cassie knew that. And I know it, too. No kid could ever ask for a better dad. And it’s because you loved cassie so much that you felt that loss so immensely. It’s why you couldn’t be there for noah and me. That’s why you had to numb that unbearable pain. And what happened that night affected your choices, it changed the trajectory of your whole life. Those overwhelming emotions that you were going through, that was you being caught in a current, and that carried you in a different direction than you could’ve ever envisioned.

Faith: That’s the metaphor we’re going with, “caught in a current”? Never mind, I’ve got it. You need to stop being so hard on yourself. Figure out where you want to go and start swimming, not just let yourself get swept along in this riptide, you know, of life. Getting snagged on debris, smacked on the head with all these rocks. You need to take decisive action, find your way back to…

Nick: To dry land?

Faith: Yeah, like I said, not the best metaphor. Where was I? Oh, yeah.

[ Sighs ] Find your way back to the place you want to be, where you will truly be happy. Not just getting along, going through the motions. Taking charge of your own future.

Nick: [ Chuckles ]

Faith: What’s so funny?

Nick: It’s just you and noah both giving your old man some real mature advice tonight.

Faith: It’s not like I’ve ever been a parent or had a zillion break-ups. Honestly, I hope even when I am all grown up and have my own kids, I am not as much of a sentimental dork as you are.

Nick: Wow. I mean, you are not cutting me any slack tonight.

Faith: Because this is so obvious. I shouldn’t have to spell it out for you.

[ Sighs ] Sometimes, people can’t see that it is the simplest things they do, the small act of kindness that make the biggest difference. You have made an impact on so many people’s lives. Even if you’re having a tough time seeing it. Advil dual action fights pain 2 ways.

Faith: I have got a whole long list of all the amazing things you have done that have changed people’s lives. Big and small. You want to hear it? You founded new hope with grandma to bring affordable housing to genoa city. You bought crimson lights with mom to keep it from shutting down. You were there for mom and the rest of us when she had cancer. And then, when she finally got well, you were best man for her wedding to rey, which a lot of people saw as “out there” and strange because they don’t know that’s the kind of person you really are.

Nick: Out there and strange?

Faith: Exactly! Everything you went through with summer, when she needed you the most. Helping her navigate her life through all of the ups and downs with kyle, even though it made you crazy sometimes. Being there for noah the exact same way, through all of the zig-zag relationships and career moves. Letting him manage underground, knowing how much it meant to him to be working alongside you. And then encouraging him to follow his dreams to london.

[ Sighs ] Adopting cassie and loving her as your very own. Fighting for christian and to raise him. And how ridiculously proud you are of that little boy and how you show him that every single day. How you tracked down adam in kansas to get him to donate a kidney to me, and all of the other things that you have done for me. Getting me the help that i needed, the seemingly endless supply of corny dad jokes. You are the reason why I’m alive. The reason why I am here now. Because of your love and because you show up every single day, no matter what.

Nick: It’s what we do.

Faith: Because you taught us that. And now you need to show up for yourself. Everything that you’ve gone through lately has you questioning your place and purpose in life.

Nick: I’ve gotten some hints tonight, you know, that I’m looking in the wrong direction, that the answer is all around me.

Faith: Now you need to listen to your heart.

Nick: Hmm? Mm. Hmm.

Faith: Wow. Good thing I got you that double shot of caffeine. Passing out all those gifts was hard work, huh, santa? I guess jolly old saint nick is wearing out. Now he’s just sleepy old dad.

Nick: Ha-ha.

Faith: This is the part where you claim that you were just resting your eyes.

Nick: No, you — you got me. I was completely out.

Faith: [ Chuckles ] Did you dream about me?

Nick: You know what? I actually did.

Faith: No way!

Nick: Yeah, you all were there, the whole family. I mean, yeah, all — yes, all of you were there. Yeah, I can’t remember much.

Faith: Was it a fun dream or a sad dream?

Nick: Um…you know, I don’t know many details. Uh…I remember feeling weird.

Faith: As in freaked out?

Nick: Um…no, it was more like, um, everything that’s going on in my life, it was all jumbled. You all were there and you were all saying the same thing. And then there was — yeah, every time I was on the phone, there was this — like, this christmas carol playing.

Faith: My friend marcie’s, like, a dream fanatic. She’s done all this research about how to remember your dreams, even when they seem to completely dissolve when you wake up. I can tell you some of the techniques if you want.

Nick: Yeah, that’s gonna be a no for me.

[ Chuckles ]

Faith: According to marcie, our dreams are trying to tell us important stuff about our lives.

Sharon: Faith, I could use some help in here.

Faith: Coming! I’ll be right back.

Nick: Okay.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Summer, are you there?

Summer: Yeah, dad, of course I’m here. I called you.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Oh, thank god. I can’t tell you how good it is to hear your voice.

Summer: Aww, it’s good to hear you, too. You know it wouldn’t be christmas eve without you.

Nick: Merry christmas. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,

Nick: I mean, it’s got to be after midnight in milan.

Summer: Yeah, you know, people stay up way later here. It’s pretty cool.

Nick: Fashion never sleeps, huh?

Summer: Well, actually, in italy, tonight is all about midnight mass, so we just sat on our balcony and we listened to the church bells. It was — it was really beautiful.

Nick: Oh, I’ll bet.

Summer: Oh, and harrison wanted to stay up late to catch santa claus putting christmas presents under the tree, but thankfully, he just fell asleep.

Nick: You’re never gonna believe this — I’m actually wearing a santa costume right now. If we had done by video chat, i could’ve done a whole performance for you.

Summer: I think I want to see that for myself.

Nick: Oh, you know what? I’ll put it on tomorrow when we have our video chat, so we can watch harrison open up his presents.

Summer: It’ll almost be as good as having you here.

Nick: Hey, um…I don’t know. What would you say if I came over and saw you for a few days?

Summer: Seriously?

Nick: Yeah. You know, I don’t know if you have plans, but I would love to see you and harrison and kyle.

Summer: Ooh, well, we were thinking of spending new year’s eve partying with, you know, a bunch of models and rock stars.

Nick: Oh, yeah, of course. No worries. I don’t want to cramp your style.

Summer: Um, I’m actually totally kidding. No, the only plans that we have was to go to a dinner party with some friends, but I would love to introduce them to my very cool dad, so please come.

[ Chuckles ]

Nick: Okay. I’ll make a flight for right after christmas.

Summer: Okay. Perfect. Ooh, and I will get a birthday cake so we can celebrate your birthday.

Nick: Awesome. I really cannot wait to see you. I’ll give you all the details on our chat tomorrow, okay?

Summer: Okay, yay! Oh, I’m so excited. I love you, dad.

Nick: I love you, supergirl. Hmm. How much of that did you hear?

Faith: Enough. I think it’s awesome.

Sharon: This trip is exactly what you need.

Nick: Yeah, it just kind of came to me. Doesn’t seem like they have any plans, so the timing’s perfect.

Noah: I’m glad that you’re doing this, dad. It’s great to see you so happy.

Faith: And I’m glad you’re waiting until after christmas. It’s gonna be so awesome, all being together.

Sharon: Especially with noah home this year.

Nick: I wouldn’t miss it.

Sharon: Well, good, because everything’s prepped and ready, and I’m gonna be cooking up a storm tomorrow.

Faith: Mom said we could each pick one favorite thing for her to make for christmas dinner.

Sharon: Well, in your case, rey will be making it.

Faith: I asked for his guacamole for the snack table while we’re watching the game.

Nick: Oh, of course.

Noah: I told mom we ought to just stuff the turkey with it.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Faith: We’re having ham. Pay attention.

Noah: Oh. Well, whatever mom cooks works for me.

Sharon: It’s gonna be a really lovely day.

Nick: I mean, great food and presents and egg nog. Everything that we love, the best traditions. Never get tired of it.

Faith: Like you reading from that book of christmas stories that’s practically falling apart.

Nick: “The riches of the world were there, the angel knew, in the little things, the small kindnesses.”

“And kings would pluck their beards with envy to see the family’s joy on this perfect christmas eve.”

[ Laughter ]

Nick: You guys crushed that.

[ Laughter ] Oh, merry christmas. Bring it in, boy.

Noah: Ah.

[ Laughter ]

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Victoria: So you want me to stay silent while you set a trap for my father?

Abby: It sounds like you’re asking for shared custody.

Devon: Practically speaking, yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

Sally: Have you considered my proposal to do nothing for new year’s eve? We could just hang out and do nothing together.

Adam: It all depends on what the “nothing” is that you want to do.

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especially this time of year. But I want you to know we’re all praying for you guys.

John: Yeah, appreciate that.

Steve: I think the big dude upstairs is going to come through for you because, you know, tomorrow’s a special day for him.

John: Yeah.

Steve: Season for miracles, right? You just have to keep the faith.

John: I’m doing my best. Hey, steve. Merry christmas, partner.

Steve: Merry christmas, john.

John: You know, we could use miracle right about now.

[Knock on door]

Ben: Is that okay?

Julie: Ooh, just a smidge to the left–

Doug: It’s perfect right where it is. Thank you, ben.


Ciara: Well, it makes me feel much better knowing that there’s a little angel watching over you two after we leave.

Doug: Angels we have

Both: Heard on high

sweetly singing

o’er the plain

and the mountains in reply

echoing their joyous strains



in excelsis deo

[Ominous musical sting]

Doug: Oh!

Ciara: Oh, no!

[Eerie music]

Doug: Oh, oh.

Demon marlena: Ho, ho, ho, everybody, and a merry christmas. Say, were all those cop cars outside for little old me?

Julie: What did you do to them?

Demon marlena: Well, let’s just say that I sent them to the north pole.

Doug: Marlena, what are you doing here?

Julia: What do you want with us?

Demon marlena: Well, gosh, i was hoping it was time to open presents. Because I’ve come for mine.

[Eerie music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

John: Gabriel! I don’t even believe this.

Gabriel: Merry christmas, john. It’s been a long time. Might you be able to extend some hospitality to a weary traveler?

John: Oh, of course! Of course. Where’s my manners? Please, come in, come in.

Gabriel: Thank you.

John: God, you don’t know how good it is to see you.

Gabriel: I have some idea. You didn’t think that I would stay away, did you? Not when you’re going through such a trying time.

John: Gabe, I’m telling you, I have never in my life just felt so helpless and so scared.

Gabriel: I understand. But you must remember that god is always with you, even if you can’t see him.

John: Well, you know, I need god to do more than just see me right now.

Gabriel: I know that you do. I’m not supposed to get involved in people’s affairs, but these circumstances are… extraordinary, to say the least.

John: Oh, marlena is in such terrible trouble. I’m starting to believe that only divine intervention is going to save her.

Gabriel: Then I guess it’s a good thing that I’m here.

John: You can help me find her then, right? Because I don’t have any idea where to start!

Gabriel: Marlena is leaving carnage in her wake wherever she goes, a trail of pain that is pretty easy to follow.

John: Well, that’s easy for you to say. Now, look, gabriel, I know that you’re not supposed to interfere here, but I don’t have time for riddles, so just tell me– me, where’s my wife?

Ben: You’re not laying a finger on my wife. I won’t let you.

Demon marlena: Do you really think you can stop me?

Julie: Stronger together. We’re all going to stop you.

Demon marlena: Is that right, julie?

Julie: Yes! Yeah. ‘Cause there’s no place for you in this house, satan. This house…this house was tom and alice’s home where goodness and love always lived.

Doug: Amen.

Demon marlena: [Laughs] Well, all that goodness and love couldn’t protect your little angel. And it’s not going to protect that little angel, either.

Ciara: You stay away from me. You stay away from my baby!

Demon marlena: Sorry, can’t do that. I always get what I want. And I want that baby.

Belle: Who are you?

Jan as belle: Who am I? Who are you?

Shawn: Wait, hold on, wait. If you’re here, then how can– how can you be there?

Belle: Shawn, I am your wife! Whoever that is in the bed with you isn’t me.

Shawn: No, I don’t understand.

Jan: Oops.

Chad: We got legos, ponies, lego ponies. I am…[Laughs] Pretty sure we got everything on thomas and charlotte’s list.

Abigail: Okay. Well, then I guess we better get them upstairs, get them wrapped before they realize we’ve got a very, very close working relationship with the old santa claus.

Jack: Ah, the mad rush to hide the last-minute gifts for the kids on christmas eve! I remember it well.

Abigail: Dad, what are you doing here?

Jack: Is that any way to greet your wayward father?

Abigail: Oh! Take those. Oh! It’s so good to see you.

Jack: That’s better!

Chad: I thought when you called us you said that you couldn’t get a flight because of the storm.

Jack: Well, yes, yes. There was a storm, and I was looking at spending a very sad christmas in the airport hotel, but luckily, the weather changed, and we were able to catch the first flight out.

Abigail: We?

Jennifer: Merry christmas!

Abigail: Oh, my god!

[Both screaming]

Jack: Merry christmas.

Chad: Merry christmas.

[Overlapping chatter]

Jennifer: Hi, baby. Oh, my gosh. Hi!

Chad: Hi.

[Overlapping chatter, laughter] Hi susan! Honey?

Jan: Awkward!

Shawn: What the hell is this? Belle, I swear, I swear i thought that was you.

Belle: Obviously, but how did this happen?

Shawn: I don’t know. I got a text message. I got a text message to come to this room, and then, and then you–you answered the door.

Jan: No, I opened the door.

Shawn: No. Belle, you saw her, you saw her–she looked exactly like you– exactly!

Oh, I’ll take that as a compliment, although I’m a lot more fun.

Shawn: Belle, belle, I swear, I swear I didn’t know anything about this.

Belle: I don’t understand. After everything that happened with kayla and steve, you didn’t think to check that this was me before you jumped into bed?

Shawn: I thought I was being careful! I was afraid that the devil was going to pull some illusion thing, and then– I even called–I called rafe. Rafe said that you just left the station and that you had a surprise for me for our– for our anniversary, so I came here.

Jan: Spoiler alert, I don’t think that was rafe on the phone. See, as much as I would love to take all of the credit, I had A…partner.

[Eerie off-notes]

Shawn: Oh, my god.

Belle: The devil is working with jan spears.

Steve: When was the last time you saw tripp?

Allie: Last night. He told me he was working an overnight shift, and he was supposed to come meet me this morning.

Steve: But he never showed up?

Allie: No. I mean, I just that maybe he got pulled into some sort of emergency, so I came to check on him.

Steve: You know, I called him a couple of times to see if he wanted to join us for christmas eve, but he never got back to me.

Allie: Okay. Well, have you talked to any of the staff?

Steve: Yeah, I checked with the nurse, and she said that he never clocked out of his night shift.

Allie: But if he never clocked out, then wouldn’t that mean that he’s still here?

Steve: I don’t know. But I know how we can find out.

John: Please, gabe. I really need you. Every day that goes by, I can feel her just being pulled further and further away from me, so please tell me if you know where she is.

Gabriel: If ever there was a time to make an exception, it’s now.

John: Then you do know.

Gabriel: She’s with your friends, doug and julie.

John: She tried to hurt them before. I’ve got to go to them.

Gabriel: No, wait. Take this with you.

John: Saint benedict medal?

Gabriel: Wearing this represents a prayer to invoke god’s blessing through his intercession. It will help protect you and the people you love.

John: “Begone, satan.”

Gabriel: This medal will help you find the strength you need to drive the devil away from your friends.

John: What, you’re not coming with me?

Gabriel: I’m afraid I can’T. This is your battle, but you have defeated this demon before. You are strong enough to do this on your own if you don’t lose faith.

John: Thank you. Thank you for coming, gabe.

Gabriel: God be with you, my friend.

Demon marlena: Get out of my way.

Ben: My wife and my child are the only things that matter to me in this world, and I will fight you with everything in my soul.

Demon marlena: Wow. That’s a very stirring, knight-in-shining-armor speech. Especially coming from somebody with your past.

Ciara: Ben is a wonderful man. And he’s going to be a great father.

Demon marlena: In fact, he’s not. Because, in a moment, I’m going to walk out of here and take you and your baby with me.

Ben: Yeah, you’ll have to kill me first.

Demon marlena: Well, that can be arranged!

Ciara: No–

Doug: Ben, no, no!

Julie: Don’t you hurt him! And if you think for one minute you’re going to walk through this door with this precious girl, you’ve got a big letdown coming.

Demon marlena: I hate this place. I hate this house. It’s so full of history and historical do-gooders all trying to save the world from the devil. What’s your motto? “Save salem”!

Doug: We drove you out on thanksgiving.

Demon marlena: I let that happen. I’ve been so generous with all of you. It’s as though you’ve forgotten who I am.

Julie: Oh, we know exactly who you are.

Demon marlena: Then you’ll recall that I could have killed your husband a while back. And maybe, maybe I will do it this time. Right now, the only person in this room I need alive is you. Lila: Before I was diagnosed, there was nothing

Belle: I cannot believe this is happening.

Shawn: Yeah, you and me both.

Jan: And yet…here we are.

Belle: It’s just like what happened with kayla when my mom turned into steve to get that key card.

Jan: The key card that coincidently got her in to see me.

Shawn: Wait, steve and kayla were sure that your mom would send jan after us, but I don’t know–when we checked on her, she was still in her coma, though.

Jan: Again, sorry to keep spoiling on the story here, but I don’t think that was me, either.

Shawn: What? That wasn’t you in the bed?

Jan: I was in a bed.

Belle: Then who the hell was in the hospital?

Jan: Does it really matter, belle? The point is your husband and i just shared a wonderful moment. On your blessed anniversary, no less.

Shawn: You disgust me.

Jan: Oh, you didn’t feel that way a few moments ago, shawnie. Oh, the sheets. They’re still warm.

[Gasps] Belle! You should get in bed with us. Join us.

Shawn: No, the only place that you’re going is to jail, because you’re under arrest.

[Overlapping squeals, chatter]

Abigail: What an amazing surprise–I didn’t even know you were coming home.

Jack: That’s why it’s called a surprise.

Abigail: But are you here for good, like, home, home? Are you all finished with grandma’s estate?

Jennifer: Almost, almost. I just, I couldn’t wait to get here to spend christmas with my family. So tell me, what’s happening? What’s on the agenda for tonight? I’m ready.

Abigail: Well, we’re just, we’re going to get the kids ready after we get the presents stowed, so…

Jennifer: Great. For what?

Abigail: Don’t tell me you even have to ask. It’s almost time to go hang the ornaments with doug and julie.

Jennifer: Yes! Yes!

Abigail: Oh, I’m so glad you’re here.

Jennifer: Oh, baby.

Demon marlena: I know you’re being very brave, standing up to me like this. But are you sure this is the way you want to go out? I mean, christmas eve and everything.

Julie: You are not all-powerful! You know, I cast you out on thanksgiving.

Demon marlena: And here we go again.

Julie: By invoking the greatest power in this universe.

Demon marlena: Oh, the power of love?

[Baby voice] Oof, I’m so scared. But if you think we’re gonna have a repeat of what happened at thanksgiving, you’re wrong. And I’m also done chatting.

[Off-key notes]

Love. So powerful. I mean, it’s like…it’s like morning dew on a flower. But sometimes it burns. Do you think that your love can put out these flames?

[Whooshing sound] What was that?

John: Merry christmas, everyone. Looks like I got here… just in time. 1, 2, 3… yay!

Steve: Okay, here we go. Now, kayla’s at home resting after her run-in with your grandmother. She said it was definitely okay to use her computer to look for tripp.

Allie: And you can pull up security footage?

Steve: Yep. Should tell us exactly what time he got here, if and when he left.

Allie: There, there he is. He’s coming through the front entrance.

Steve: 6:55 P.M. That makes sense. He said he had an overnight shift.

Allie: Yeah, he was supposed to get home 7 A.M. This morning.

Steve: All right. Let’s fast-forward. Hang on.

Allie: Why did the screen go blank–did you go too far?

Steve: No, recording’s still playing, but there’s nothing there. It’s like it was erased.

Allie: But why would the hospital erase security footage?

Steve: They wouldn’T. Just go back. Okay. 7:22 P.M. That’s when the recording went blank.

Allie: Okay.

Steve: That is right after I found kayla unconscious in this office after marlena attacked her.

Allie: Are you saying that– that my grandma is the one who erased the tapes?

Steve: Or worse. I think she might have done something to tripp.

Jan: Are the cops really necessary, shawn? Although, they would have been fun back in the hotel room, am I right?

Shawn: Shut up and sit down.

Jan: Yes, sir.

Shawn: Now, you’re gonna sit there until I find a cell available for you.

Jan: Fine by me. I have some delicious memories to keep me occupied.

Belle: Enough of your games. How did you do this, and where is my mother?

Jan: Oh, you mean my new bestie, the prince of darkness?

Belle: Where is she?

Jan: Well, satan doesn’t exactly share her schedule with me, and even if she did, I wouldn’t tell you. After all, I have her to thank for this whole glorious day.

Belle: Oh, shut the hell up!

Shawn: Belle, we’re gonna find your mom, and jan’s gonna pay for what she’s done.

Jan: Oh, please, shawn. Don’t act like you didn’t have any fun. I bet you were surprised by some of belle’s new tricks.

Belle: Oh, you crazy bitch.

Shawn: The only fun I’m going to have is seeing you locked up for good.

Jan: You can deny it all you want, but the chemistry we had was real. It always has been. So go ahead, lock me up. It’s not gonna change what happened.

Belle: Okay, can you just stop talking?

Jan: Sure. I have nothing else to say. Because the image of me having the time of my life with your husband– it’s never going to leave you. I’ll be in your head forever and always.

Belle: Get her out of my sight.

Jan: You can’t get rid of me, belle. Now, thanks to your mother, we’re bonded. We will be for the rest of our lives.

Demon marlena: Look what the cat dragged in for christmas eve. John black, in the flesh.

John: What are you doing here?

Demon marlena: I heard there was a party. The gang’s all here, and they’re going to roast chestnuts on an open fire. Or maybe…maybe they’re just gonna roast.

Ben: Right before you got here, she was threatening to set us all on fire.

John: Never gonna happen.

Demon marlena: More empty promises.

Julie: We are stronger now. John is with us.

Demon marlena: I wouldn’t count on that. John is not your savior. Ask him about how I nearly choked him to death the other day.

John: And yet I’m still here.

Demon marlena: And yet belle isn’t here to rescue you this time.

John: So what are you bloviating about now?

Demon marlena: Let’s just say that belle is otherwise occupied.

John: What’d you do?

Demon marlena: Well, it wasn’t me. Not entirely. But, as we speak, her marriage is up in flames.

John: I said, what did you do?

Demon marlena: Oh, don’t get all bothered. But I actually am glad you’re here. Because now I can kill four birds with one stone.

Ciara: No, no!

John: God, protect us.

Demon marlena: Ha, you think you’re clever.

John: You’re not the only one with power. I’ve got god on my side, and with his help, I am taking you out.

Demon marlena: Where’d you get the medal?

John: From my friend.

Demon marlena: [Baby voice] Oh, your fwiend? Gabriel? Kind of thought so. You know, he’s not meant to get involved.

John: Neither are you!

Demon marlena: I’m still stronger.

John: And with the strength of god, I will not let you hurt the people that I love. Forgive me, doc!

Doug: Oh, god.

Julie: Oh. John.

Demon marlena: [Exhales]

John: Begone!

[Dramatic music]

These are the faces

Ciara: Are you okay?

Ben: Yeah, I’m fine. We’re fine. John and I got marlena into the car.

Doug: Did she wake up?

Ben: No, thank god.

Julie: Do you think john is safe to be alone with that-that creature?

Ben: He insisted that he do this on his own. I’m just glad that ciara’s safe.

Ciara: She came for me, ben. She came for our baby.

Ben: I know. But you are safe now, okay? You’re safe.

Julie: Yes, you are safe, ciara, because if anyone can drive out that demon, it’s john. Because of his great love for marlena.

Doug: And the power of our love, kid.

Ben: No one will hurt us.

Doug: So, on christmas eve, we have shown satan that there are powers greater than the ultimate evil.

Allie: What could my grandma have done to tripp? I mean, do you think she hurt him, or worse?

Steve: We don’t know that yet. First we need to find him.

Allie: Okay, well, we know he was here in the hospital, and no one saw him leave, so that does that mean that he’s still around here somewhere?

Steve: [Sighs]

[Phone rings] Belle, is everything okay?

Belle: Oh, thank god you answered.

Steve: What’s wrong?

Belle: Well, you know how you thought my mom was going to use jan to hurt shawn and me?

Steve: Yeah. She told kayla it would be a fate worse than death.

Belle: Yeah, well, she wasn’t bluffing. Shawn and I are at the police station–shawn is booking jan right now.

Steve: What? We just saw jan in the hospital yesterday. She was still in a coma.

Belle: Well, you might wanna check who’s in that bed, because it sure as hell isn’t jan.

Steve: Oh, no.

Julie: Well, I don’t know how everybody else feels, but after everything that’s transpired, I’m looking forward to a quiet christmas.

Doug: And a peaceful new year.

Ciara: Man, this was supposed to be such a wonderful day, decorating the tree, spending time together, hanging up the ornaments and the stockings, and now look. She torched our angel.

Ben: Well, at least nobody got hurt, and I still have you here with me.

Julie: Exactly. The devil himself tried to ruin our holiday, but we’re still going to have a horton family christmas.

Jennifer: Did I hear someone say “horton family christmas”?

[Squealing, chatter]

[Soft holiday music]

Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. Lila: Before I was diagnosed, there was nothing

Julie: You are home. You are really home.

Jennifer: Yes, yes, I mean, how could I stay away from salem? Not on christmas.

Doug: What about the bad weather?

Jack: Oh, oh, oh, we hitched a ride with santa.

Abigail: Dad.

Jack: Okay, all right. Weather changed, and we caught the first flight in.

I don’t care how you got here–the important thing is you are here. We are all together!

[Murmured agreement]

Ben: Maybe I should go. Babe, this holiday, it really is about your family, and I don’t want to ruin that.

Ciara: No, no, no, no, baby. You are my family. And you aren’t going anywhere.

Abigail: Ben?

Ben: Hey, abigail. Listen, it’s okay. I don’t want to make a mess of your christmas.

Chad: Look, this holiday’s about family coming together, celebrate joy and hope.

Abigail: Which is why we just wanna say merry christmas.

Ben: Really?

Chad: Yep. Merry christmas.

Ben: Merry christmas.

Ciara: Merry christmas.

Thomas: Where’s the angel?

Julie: The angel got a boo-boo.

Doug: So we took her down to give her some rest.

Thomas: But how?

Julie: The angel is resting on a little pink cloud. That’s where angels always rest. And you know what? You two got here just in time because we’re going to hang the ornaments, and you can help me figure out what we’re going to put on the top of that tree.

Abigail: Shouldn’t we wait for eli and lani?

Jennifer: And aunt maggie.

Doug: With philip missing, maggie wanted to stay close to victor.

Julie: Mm-hmm. And I heard from eli that the twins were not feeling so great, so he and lani thought they should rest to be nice and fresh for christmas day. Which means the two of you are going to get to hang their ornaments, too.

Jennifer: Yay!

Abigail: Whoo.


Jennifer: Here we go. This is it. Are you ready? Are you gonna help us hang these? Can you find your name? There you go.

Abigail: Oh, there you go. Good job!

Jennifer: Yay. Okay. Next.

Julie: Thank you.

[Chatter] Jack: No, no, no, there he is.

Julie: There he is.

Jack: And there’s–there we are, yes, okay! I’ve got it.

Abigail: Oh, thank you. Oh.

Doug: Me? Yay.

Jennifer: That’s you.

Julie: Good job.

[Light holiday music]

What a beauty.

[Indistinct chatter]

Doug: Look around you, my darling. Now try to tell me that christmas has been ruined.


Allie: Oh, my god, tripp.

Steve: No, son. Son, can you hear me?

Allie: How did he get in here? I mean, should we call a doctor?

Steve: The devil did this to him, I don’t think a doctor can help him.

Allie: Okay, well, we can’t just do nothing.

Steve: Well, talk to him. Just let him know we’re here.

Allie: Tripp. Tripp, it’s allie. I’m here with your dad. We’re–we’re really worried. We’ve been looking all over for you. And now that we finally found you, you have to come back to us, okay? Please, tripp. Please, it’s christmas eve, and we need you. Please. Please come back to us. As a professional bull-rider

Allie: Your dad needs you, and all of the patients in the hospital. And henry. And I– we need you so much. Tripp, I love you. I love you.

Steve: We all love you, son.

Allie: We’ll keep saying it. I’ll say it forever. Just, please come back to me.

[Somber music]

Steve: Hey.

Allie: Hey.

Steve: Hey, buddy.

Allie: You’re awake.

Steve: Oh, thank god you’re all right.

Tripp: Hey. How did I end up in here?

Steve: Shh, shh, don’t worry about that right now. Let’s just hope there’s more good news to go around.

Shawn: I never thought that i could be fooled, that I– that I couldn’t recognize my own wife. I mean, belle, I’m so sorry.

Belle: I know. Jan was right, though. Getting that image of you two in bed out of my head is gonna take a long time. And I know as hurt as I am, I don’t blame you. I just– I mean, the devil literally made you do it.

Shawn: Believe me, there is no other way that that ever would have happened. You knowe. I’d never betray you.

Belle: I know that. And, hey, it’s still our anniversary.

Shawn: Just, I hate, hate jan. I hate that she took this special day away from us.

Belle: It’s not over yet. She did her worst, and we’re still together. And we always will be. Happy anniversary.

Shawn: Happy anniversary, my love.

Julie: Is it me, or is the tree more beautiful than ever this year?

Jennifer: I think because it means more after everything we almost lost.

Doug: It’s perfect.

Julie: Well, I can’t help yearning for an angel at the top.

Jennifer: You need an angel? Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. I have an idea.

Julie: Uh-uh, no. Jennifer rose, you know grandma alice never let us open our presents until christmas day.

Jack: I think that alice would allow this one present to be opened tonight.

Jennifer: Yes, she would.

Doug: Oh!

Julie: How did you know?

Jennifer: I didn’T. I-I had no idea. It was in my mother’s things.

Julie: This belonged to laura?

Jennifer: Yeah, it did, for many years, and I know that she would want nothing more than for you to have it, to– to live here, atop your tree.

Doug: Thank you, jennifer. That means so much to us.

Ben: Should we try this again?

Jennifer: Yes. Oh, yes, please. Yes, thank you so much.

Ben: Sure.

[Light holiday music]

Doug: Oh.

Ciara: Really good.

Jennifer: Perfect!

Marlena: [Groans]

[Eerie music]

John: I hope these accommodations are to your liking.

[Dramatic music]

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[“We wish you a merry christmas” instrumental]

Eric: Here we go, you two. Here we are. Merry christmas eve.

Paris: As to you. Famous eggnog.

Eric: Oh, you remember? Zende, here.

Zende: Thank you.

Eric: That’s for you. Go ahead.

Paris: How could I forget? Cheers.

Zende: Cheers.

Quinn: So eric told me that rick and R.J. Are skiing?

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: I wasn’t thrilled when they told us that news, but you know? At least they’re together. And they’re having fun.

Ridge: Yeah, and you’re going to see them tomorrow when we’re all together. We’re gonna video chat with them, all right? It’s going to be okay.

Brooke: Okay.

Ridge: Excuse me one second, carter’s here.

Quinn: So, before one of us says something that’s going to, you know, set the other one off, I just want–

Brooke: We don’T. Not today.

Quinn: Deal.

[ Baby laughing ]

Douglas: She’s waking! Beth is waking up!

Hope: Oh, my sweet, little angel.

Hope: Well, someone is certainly excited to go over to eric’S.

Douglas: Yeah, we get to open presents, and sing carols, and eat pie!

Liam: Okay, okay, he’s excited. We’ve established this. I’m going to go beth and then we’ll take off. Okay? All right.

Douglas: You’re coming as soon as you can, right, mommy?

Hope: Oh, you bet. But first, I get to visit with my father.

Finn: And you’ve been so good this year that I think santa will come down and–

Thomas: Fill your stocking with tons of presents!

Steffy: This time of year, you are going to grow to cherish hayes. Family coming together and celebrating, it’s absolutely wonderful.

Taylor: My grandson’s first christmas. I’m so happy to be here for this.

Steffy: He love some decorations. Think you’re still going to be saying that when our final guest arrives?

[ Taylor sighing ] I still can’t believe you convinced me to invite sheila.

Douglas: Hi, paris. Merry christmas.

Paris: Merry christmas, douglas. Have you heard?

Douglas: What?

Paris: I’m pretty sure I saw santa’s sleigh flying over brentwood when I walked in.

Douglas: Really?

Paris: Yeah. Have you been a good boy?

Douglas: I think so.

Paris: Aw, don’t worry, man. I know so. Harder than that! Oh yeah.

Carter: Hey, is hope still unloading stuff from the car? I can go help.

Liam: Actually, she’s–

Brooke: You look so great! What are you doing?

Liam: She’s, uh, she’s spending some time with her dad.

Ridge: Well, at least she didn’t invite deacon here, so that’s good.

Deacon: Merry christmas!

Hope: Merry christmas. Hi, what is all this?

Deacon: Just a couple of gifts for beth and douglas. You mind if I put them under the tree?

Hope: Oh, of course. Thank you, dad. But really, you shouldn’t have.

Deacon: Come on, I want these kids to like me, right? Listen, little advice from the old man: Never underestimate the power of bribery. This is for you.

Hope: Dad, thank you. I feel bad. I don’t have anything for you.

Deacon: Oh, you got me the best gift ever. Being here with you for christmas eve.

Finn: Thanks. Did you get him down already?

Steffy: He’s already worn out.

Taylor: What about kelly?

Steffy: Kelly’s drawing one more picture of santa. I think all of her questions are coming out on paper, like how to reindeer fly?

Thomas: She’s not exactly the only one with questions. I have a few of my own. So, sheila is coming? Look, I know that she birthed you and all but could make my mom a little uncomfortable.

Taylor: Honey, I’m the one that suggested it.

Thomas: Why?

Taylor: Because if we ignore sheila and and try to make her go away, it’s just going to feed her obsessive personality. I think it’s best to keep an eye on her and try to diffuse those tendencies as best we can. Plus, it gives me an opportunity to study her in a safe setting. She says she’s reformed. If she is, I’ll know.

[ Knocking ]

Sheila: Hello.

Finn: Hey. Come in, come in. Uh, merry–merry christmas.

Sheila: Um… merry christmas. Finn, steffy, thank you so much for inviting me. And thank you, taylor, for encouraging it. Such tree-mendous views.

[ Moaning ]

Quinn: Ah. Have mistletoe, will travel.

Eric: Everywhere on this property. There’s a mistletoe everywhere, you’re there.

Quinn: Oh, so many kissing opportunities.

Eric: Yeah. The kitchen. There’s some in the kitchen.

Quinn: Kitchen?

Eric: Upstairs.

Quinn: Oh.

Eric: You frown when I say the kitchen.

Quinn: Well…

Eric: You would love it in the kitchen.

Quinn: We’ve exhausted the kitchen.

Eric: I’ll show you.

[ Laughing ]

Paris: Mm. Is anyone concerned to stand next to the fireplace with this?

Carter: I thought it was just me, but it’s a strong batch this year.

Zende: I am definitely only having one. We’re getting up early, after all. Forrester family tradition.

Carter: Ah, pitching in at the homeless shelter on christmas morning.

Liam: We’ll be there. I mean, that’s not the reason we’re going to be up early. Those two are going to be waking us up at the crack of dawn, guarantee you.

Brooke: ‘Twas the night before christmas…

Liam: It’ll be worth it just to see the look on their faces christmas morning.

Brooke: “But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight, ‘happy christmas to all and to all a good night.'”

Douglas: Thanks, grandma.

Brooke: Of course, honey. You’re welcome.

Ridge: Wow.

Brooke: So cute.

Eric: Brooke, glass of bubbly.

Brooke: Oh.

Eric: No, no. It’s non-alcoholic.

Brooke: Oh.

Eric: I got it just for you. They said that this is just as good as champagne without actually being champagne.

Brooke: Okay. Well, in that case. Oh, wow. It’s delicious.

Ridge: May I?

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: Thank you. Yeah, you’d never know that this is not real.

Brooke: See?

Quinn: Which I happen to have right here.

Eric: Wow, nice. Here we are. Ridge?

Ridge: Thank you.

Eric: Nice. Everyone, everyone, if I may just for a moment. Look, I know that tomorrow is the main event, christmas day, but christmas eve is pretty special to me too. Just the anticipation of it, actually. Having a house filled with all this happiness and this love and this joy. Here’s to tonight, and to all the memories we’ll make. Cheers.

All: Cheers.

Liam: Cheers. Clink, clink.

Deacon: Well, you better get going. You know, a big shindig over at eric’s and everything.

Hope: Oh, I’ve got time.

Deacon: It’s okay, it’s okay. They’re expecting you. Listen, give everyone my best. Okay? Like everyone who’s receptive to it, at least.

Hope: So, mom, sort of?

Deacon: That’s pretty much about it, right? Just…yeah, give brooke my best. Um… quietly, maybe whisper.

Hope: Will do.

Deacon: Thank you for this.

Hope: I wish I could do more.

Deacon: Next year.

Hope: I hope so.

Deacon: I know so. You’ve given me a second chance of being a father, hope, I don’t take that for granted. I won’t let you down.

Steffy: Okay, I know you’re an invited guest, somehow, my mom convinced me it was the right thing to do, but don’t stretch it out. One drink’s not going to turn into two. You have a few minutes with finn, and a few minutes with hayes, then you to leave.

Sheila: I know the plan. I am going to win you over, though, steffy.

Finn: Here you go.

[ Laughing ]

Sheila: Thank you. So, where’s li? I thought she’d be here.

Finn: She’s with my dad, they’re trying to work things out.

Sheila: Wow, that’s great. That’s wonderful.

Finn: We invited him. But I think right now they just need some time alone.

Sheila: Understandably. What better time of year for for healing and understanding. I really have high hopes for them, finn. I think christmas, this time next year, everything will be back to normal. You’ll be celebrating as just one big, happy family. Family. All these years, just… alone, you know? Just wondering what the holidays could possibly be like. And I’m finally celebrating it with my family. Don’t settle for products that give you a sort-of white smile.

Taylor: Speaking of family, I have a little announcement for mine. I am staying in L.A. It’s time to come home for good.

Thomas: Really, mom?

Taylor: Yes!

Thomas: That’s amazing.

Steffy: You just made my christmas, my year! Oh, mom.

[ Baby cooing ]

Taylor: Come here.

Steffy: Oh, I think–

Sheila: It’s hayes.

Steffy: I’ll go get him.

Thomas: That’s great.

Sheila: I really appreciate what you’ve done here today, taylor. I mean, knowing that you’re willing to give me a chance, and know that I’ve changed, it really means a lot. I was really a different person back then.

Taylor: We both were.

Steffy: All right.

[ Baby cooing ]

Steffy: Would you… would you like to hold him?

Sheila: I’d love to, yeah.

Steffy: All right.

Sheila: Merry christmas, babe.

Eric: From boughs of holly, right, ready?

Zende: Let’s do it.

Deck the halls

with boughs of holly

fa la la la la la la

’tis the season

to be jolly

Liam: So, how was it?

Hope: It was everything I hoped for and more.

Liam: Hm. Good.

Quinn: Hey. Dinner is almost ready.

Brooke: Oh, good. Well, I would like to reiterate eric’s gratitude and just say I am so happy that everybody’s here tonight and we can share this evening. Put all of our differences aside, at least for one night, right? And have a good time together, celebrate christmas as friends and family.

Quinn: And everyone could be at peace.

Carter: To feel joy.

Paris: Love.

Douglas: And to eat pie.

Ridge: That’s my grandson saying what everybody else is thinking. Nice job.

Hope: Do you want some pie?

Nicorette knows, quitting

smoking is freaking hard.

Thomas: So I left L.A., Went east, went through utah, camped, everything, went up–

Sheila: Excuse me.

Thomas: Of course, have you ever been camping?

Taylor: …So much. I am just…I–I– I am so happy to be here with you and thomas. I wish your father– you know what? I’m not going to do that today. Not…no.

Steffy: No, it’s okay, mom.

Thomas: Hey, how’s that… how’s that bird coming along?

Steffy: I think we have five more minutes.

Thomas: Okay, five minutes.

Sheila: That’s–that’s that’s probably my cue to to leave.

Finn: You sure?

Sheila: Yeah, I’ve imposed long enough. I really want to thank you, though, all of you, especially you, taylor, for including me today. This is the memory I am never going to forget. It’s the best christmas I have had in a long, long time.

Douglas: Is it time? Can we open presents?

Ridge: Presents? This is turning out to be a great day.

Eric: Correct. It’s not just these presents, it’s the wonderful gifts that we’re celebrating tonight. Greatest gift of all is the birth of jesus and celebrating his life and his teachings.

Douglas: Like helping others?

Hope: Exactly. So, tomorrow morning, for example, when we go to the shelter.

Eric: And the beauty of that is it doesn’t have to just be tomorrow morning, it can be all year long. The spirit of christmas can be every day. We carry that with us every day of the year.

Ridge: Treat people with kindness, with respect. Hold on to this feeling that we have right now and I don’t know, make it part of who we are always. And that’s how we should deal with people, how we should deal with this planet. If we can do that, then we’re going to be fine. I think. Hey, merry christmas!

All: Merry christmas.

Ridge: Happy holidays, all right.

Carter: Merry christmas.

Ridge: Right, here we go.

Dashing through the snow

in a one horse open sleigh

over the fields we go

laughing all the way

ha, ha, ha

bells on bob-tails ring

making spirits bright

what fun it is

to ride and sing

a sleighing song

tonight, oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells

jingle all the way

oh what fun it is

to ride in a one-horse

open sleigh, hey!

Jingle bells, jingle bells

jingle all the way

oh, what fun it is to ride

in a one-horse open sleigh

over the fields we go

in a one-horse open sleigh

o’er the hills we go

laughing all the way

ha, ha, ha

bells on bob-tails ring

making spirits bright

what fun it is to ride

and sing a sleighing song

tonight, oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells

jingle all the way

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, December 24, 2021

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Recap written by Eva

Nick has a dream when he falls asleep after playing Santa Claus at the orphanage. In his dream the Newman family and all of Nick’s children including Cassie help him realize his purpose in life. Every person in the dream tells Nick in their own way that he has helped all of them by always being kind, supportive, and give them a second chance when they needed one. Everyone also tells Nick he has helped many people through New Hope and various other charities that he volunteers with or organizations to which he gives monetary donations. All of his children tell Nick that he is the best father. Nick awakens from his dream and Summer calls from Milan and Nick makes plans to go to Milan after Christmas to see Kyle, Summer, and Harrison.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, December 17, 2021

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Best Lines provided by Eva

Sharon: I know it can be really hard to be away from the people you love this time of year. But, hey, how would you feel about inviting Nicholas and Christian over for Christmas dinner?

Rey: Let’s do it. I’ll add another leaf to the table.

Sharon: You are so generous.

Rey: Mnh.

Sharon: You know, that’s one of the many things I love about you.

Rey: As long as the invitation doesn’t extend to Nick’s brother, hmm? There are limitations to my generosity.

Sharon: I’m sure Adam has his own plans with Connor.


Rey: How’s your mother doing these days?

Chelsea: Mom’s doing well. Yeah. She’s gotten most of her mobility back, and she still speaks very highly of you, Rey.

Rey: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: I’m sorry if she hit on you. That’s Anita.

[ Both laugh ]

Sharon: Really? You neglected to tell me that part of your security detail.

Rey: Well, what can I say? Mature chicks dig me.

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