Y&R Update Thursday, February 3 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Victoria, Nikki and Victor were at the main house, and they were meeting about Newman Media. Victor asked if Victoria didn’t want to wait for Ashland. She said he wouldn’t be joining them because he had an appointment to monitor his cancer treatment, but she’d fill him in later. Nikki thought it was wonderful how well the treatment was working. Victor mused that it almost seemed miraculous. Victoria called Ashland’s new treatment a godsend. Victor wondered if there was another reason Ashland wasn’t here today. Victoria reiterated that Ashland had an appointment; he wasn’t skipping out on the meeting. She said that when Ashland was getting chemotherapy, the side effects were awful, and it was hard for him to put on a good face. Now he was on a new treatment and getting stronger every day. Victor wondered why Ashland went all the way to Peru for treatment, when the best institutions were here in the USA. Victoria asked what Victor really wanted to say. Nikki thought Victor just wanted to know if Ashland was as well as he seemed to be. Victor wanted to know what the future held – Ashland had said he wanted to be more involved in the business, and Victor asked if Ashland would be able to withstand the stress. Victoria said that Ashland would do as much work as his health would allow. Victor commented again that Ashland seemed to have made a miraculous recovery.

Ashland was with Nate at Society. Ashland said he’d never believed in miracles until now. Nate replied that advances in medicine could feel miraculous. Nate admitted he’d had grave doubts about this protocol, given the unproven nature of the treatment, and how advanced Ashland’s cancer was. He said the results spoke for themselves – Ashland’s disease had stopped progressing. Ashland said the universe cut him a break. In the beginning, he had no intention of seeking treatment, but Victoria refused to accept it, and he fought his cancer for her. He knew he wasn’t out of the woods, but he was pleased he’d come so far. The treatment exceeded Nate’s expectations, and he’d never been happier to be wrong.

Lauren and Michael were at a table across from Ashland and Nate’s. Michael wasn’t listening to Lauren’s story about work, because he was focused on the next table. Lauren asked why Michael was fixated on Nate and Ashland. After swearing Lauren to secrecy, he revealed that there were some issues surrounding the clinic behind Ashland’s new protocol. The clinic was registered as a non-profit, but nobody knew where the funding was coming from. Michael explained that Ashland had been flexing his muscles around Newman/Locke since he began to recover, and that had Victor concerned about how it’d affect Victoria. When Victor heard about the clinic’s curious accounting, he became very suspicious.

Lauren suggested that non-profits in Peru didn’t have to be as transparent as they would in the US. She pointed out that a few months ago, Victor and Nikki welcomed Ashland into the family with an elaborate wedding, and now Victor was trying to undermine it. Michael said Victor was always ten moves ahead, and that made working for him so interesting. Lauren didn’t see why Ashland going back into the workforce was cause for suspicion. Michael thought it was probably good to be cautious of Ashland, given his history and reputation. “It is one thing to make allowances for a man who is about to die, but it is another thing now that it looks like he’s going to live,” Michael said.

Chelsea and Chloe packed up the penthouse for Chelsea’s move. Growing up in crummy hotels with Anita, Chelsea could’ve never imagined a place like the penthouse, and now she was about to walk out the door for the last time. She worked so hard to build a life here, and now there were just memories. She felt like a failure. Adamant that Chelsea was not a failure, Chloe made some optimistic comments about starting over. Chloe said Chelsea was taking control and reinventing herself, and once she closed this chapter, she could move forward to the future. Chelsea thought Chloe meant a future without Adam. “I am not gonna lecture you about what’s-his-name,” Chloe promised. Chloe said it sucked when life didn’t go as planned. She thought it was a good thing that Chelsea made the choice to take care of herself by moving out of the penthouse. Chloe said Chelsea was taking her power back. Chloe promised she’d always be there for Chelsea. They acknowledged they’d been through a lot together. There was a flashback to years ago. It was Christmas, and Chelsea had made it clear that she wanted Chloe to respect her decision to be with Adam. Chelsea then asked Chloe to be Connor’s godmother and raise him if anything happened to her and Adam. Chloe accepted, and they hugged. In the present, Chelsea called Chloe her rock. Chloe had a feeling things were going to turn around for them again.

Sally ran into Adam at Crimson Lights. He asked how she was doing, and she joked that she was going to become a professional snowboarder now that she was out of a job. He wanted to know how she was really doing. She admitted she was freaked out about her future. Sally came to this town to start over. She left Beverly Hills, one of the most glamorous places on earth, and came to Genoa City. She became Lauren’s gofer even though she’d run her own fashion house. And it was all for nothing. Adam pointed out that Sally played a role in the troubles she’d experienced. She conceded that she was responsible for a few of those roadblocks, but not this one. She put Newman Media on the map with the wedding dress. She felt she was a genius, but she was out of a job and out in the cold – she couldn’t even go to the beach to make herself feel better. He invited her to Society with him. She called it the best offer she had all day, then she admitted it was her only offer. He replied that the day wasn’t over.

Chloe and Chelsea met with Lauren at Society and Michael left. Lauren thought it was nice seeing the pair together again, and she said Chloe and Chelsea sparked off each other. Lauren said she and Chloe got over their issues surrounding Victoria’s dress. Lauren alluded the things Chelsea did when she worked for Lauren. Chelsea admitted that she’d behaved abominably. Lauren said they were putting that behind them, but it’d factor into her thinking. Chelsea said she’d changed and was focused on making a stable environment for her son. Chloe and Chelsea told Lauren that working together could be beneficial for them all. Sally arrived just in time to overhear Lauren say she’d entertain any proposal as long as it didn’t include Sally.

Sally walked over and said there was so much talent at one table. Lauren thought it was too bad Sally didn’t trust her own talent, because it was enough to make her a star. Sally was grateful Chloe gave her a chance after the mistake she made, and she was proud of everything they did together. Chloe was sorry it didn’t work out. Chelsea let Sally know she was interrupting a meeting. Adam arrived. Chloe wished Sally luck. Lauren coolly said Sally would land somewhere eventually. Adam put his arm around Sally and announced that she was coming to work with him at Newman Media. He offered her his arm, she took it, and they walked to the bar. Just as they were about to sit down, Adam got a call and had to step away from the table.

Ashland asked if Nate had given more thought to the job offer. Nate wondered if Ashland only wanted to hire him because of their friendship. Ashland made the offer because he trusted his gut. He said Nate would need mentoring and guidance, but he had all the tools he needed, and he had an invaluable worldview because he’d worked with people facing life and death problems. Nate was flattered, but he wasn’t ready to turn his back on medicine. Ashland understood, but he said the offer still stood. He wanted someone with Nate’s integrity and intellect to be on his team. Michael was outside on the phone. He thanked someone for the information, as he watched Ashland leave the table.

Michael went inside after Ashland left and approached Nate to dig for information. Michael was relieved to see Ashland was improving. He brought up the experimental protocol. Michael had his own bout with cancer, so he knew that at a certain point, people were willing to try any treatment. He asked if Nate thought this treatment was the breakthrough the world had been waiting for. Nate only had Ashland’s case to go on, but the evidence was compelling. He made an offhand remark that the results were almost too good to be true. Nate left, and Adam walked up and asked what Michael was doing for Victor. Michael said they hadn’t finalized that, but he thought Victor was a restless man who saw Michael as a kindred spirit. Michael left.

Adam joined Sally. She thanked him for the save, which she assumed he did to make her look less pathetic. She said she’d tell people later that they couldn’t come to terms on the job offer. “As much as I enjoyed that mic-drop moment, I actually have been considering offering you a job. For real,” he told her. He knew her goal was to turn the platform into an actual fashion house, because design was her passion. Sally said Victoria pulled the plug on all of it. Adam said Sally was business savvy, and she had drive, and Victoria liked her, which was half the battle. Adam knew this wasn’t a dream scenario, and he didn’t even know what she’d do or what her title would be. “A job is yours if you want it,” he said. She took his hand, which caught Chelsea’s eye. Sally wanted the job.

Chloe said they’d be willing to do an exclusive line for Fenmore’s. Chelsea wasn’t participating in the discussion, because she was watching Sally and Adam. Chloe touched Chelsea’s arm, and Chelsea began to take part in the pitch. When Chelsea faltered, Chloe was there to keep the talk going. Lauren loved what she heard, and she wanted to meet again after Chloe and Chelsea put together a business plan. Chelsea said she was thrilled, but she looked depressed as she watched Adam and Sally toasting.

After Lauren left, Chelsea told Chloe her speech was brilliant. Chelsea apologized for getting too distracted to fully contribute. Chloe understood this was an emotional day for Chelsea. Chelsea said it was no excuse – this was important. Chloe was glad Chelsea recognized that. Chelsea wanted to know why Adam came to Sally’s rescue and pretended to offer her a job. Chelsea could tell Sally was shocked, which meant this position didn’t exist. Chelsea was sick of the games. Chloe told her not to engage, and Chelsea said it wasn’t that easy. Chloe said Adam had his company sold out from under him, and Sally got cut loose, but Chloe and Chelsea were on to bigger and better things. As they were leaving, Sally approached and said it was exciting that they were all taking on new challenges, or hoping to in Chelsea and Chloe’s case. Sally wished them luck with Lauren, who could be a stickler. Adam returned with Sally’s coat and put it over her shoulders. Sally said she was headed to the office to discuss the details of her new job. Chloe gave Chelsea’s arm a squeeze. Adam and Sally left, and Chelsea reminded herself to keep her eyes on the prize.

Sally and Adam went to his office. Earlier, she’d felt rotten and sick of all the backstabbing and maneuvering that was directed at her, but now… She hugged him and thanked him for the chance. They stared into each other’s eyes.

Ashland went to Victoria’s office, and she was glad when he said that the cancer was in check. He said he’d been bracing for the worst, but she told him to only think positive thoughts. He felt impossibly lucky, and they kissed. He wanted to hear about her meeting. She said her father was curious why he wasn’t there. Ashland thought that was funny, because he sensed Victor would rather deal with Victoria alone, then when Ashland wasn’t there, Victor questioned it. Victoria said her father was always looking for a reason to be disappointed. Victoria said Victor kept wondering about Ashland’s treatment and his overall health.

Victoria said Victor claimed he wanted to know what things would look like moving forward. Ashland said he didn’t know, because the treatment was new. All he knew was that he was happy to have today. Victoria thought that Victor had also been trying to shake her up a little bit. “I’m sure my dad wants me to act like a proper Newman and see you as a threat,” she said. He noted that Victor liked him well enough when it looked like he’d be dying soon, but now it looked like Ashland might get well enough to help run Victor’s empire. “What was he thinking? That I would use these gifts that I’ve gotten to undermine my wife?,” he asked. Victoria said this was all coming from her dad, and her mom was trying to keep the peace. Ashland wished Victor would stop trying to plant doubts into Victoria’s head. Victoria loved how cool and calm Ashland was about this. He said he wasn’t like the other men in her life. He was used to squaring off with his fellow masters of the universe and besting them. Ashland said Victor expected unconditional loyalty from his children, but he reserved the right to shift his own loyalties as he saw fit. Ashland had observed that Victor’s go-to move was to keep all his kids off balance. Ashland said Victor was trying to subvert Victoria’s trust in Ashland. “He realizes that you and I are much more formidable as a team. And I think that he was hoping that my illness would keep me from being a force at Newman/Locke,” Ashland said. Ashland stated that Victor would have to contend with the fact that Ashland would be a full partner in this business with Victoria. “I’m back. And whatever Victor may be planning, I will stand with you,” Ashland stated.

Michael went to Victor’s and reported that he saw Ashland and Nate. Michael thought it was strange that the pair were so chummy. Victor knew that Nate offered Ashland some treatment suggestions. Michael still didn’t think it made sense for Nate and Ashland to be friends. Michael said Nate was a genuinely good person who dedicated his life to healing people, while the Locke Ness monster apparently liked to crush his enemies before breakfast. Victor conceded that people could change after confronting their mortality, but he also found it odd that Ashland asked Nate to be his best man without really knowing him. “Decency by association,” Michael suggested. Michael said he asked Nate about the cancer protocol Nate was on. Michael repeated Nate’s offhand remark that it was almost too good to be true. Michael wondered if Ashland was lying and this treatment wasn’t really stopping the spread of the cancer, and if so, what would be the motive for that?

Victor wasn’t sure what Ashland’s motives were, but something didn’t seem right. Michael did some digging earlier and learned that there was a shell company financing the clinic in Peru. “Guess who the trail leads back to,” Michael said. It was Ashland. Victor wondered why Ashland would conceal the fact that he was funding a clinic in Peru, a clinic that had a therapy that saved his life.

Victor wanted Michael to travel to Peru and stay there as long as it took to figure out what was going on. Victor was unfazed when Michael pointed out that he’d set boundaries for this job and said Lauren was his priority. Michael knew Lauren would not be happy about him taking off to South America. He groaned in frustration, but he accepted the assignment, because he was eager to unravel this mystery. Victor smiled, and said he knew this would pique Michael’s interest. Victor raised his glass. Michael glared, but he did the same, and they clinked drinks.

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Y&R Update Friday, February 4 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Abby and Chance were at home getting ready to go to Mariah and Tessa’s party. She noted that they hadn’t been to a party since his welcome home gathering, which she knew was a rough night for him. He said it wasn’t easy, but he was glad he had her to lean on. She’d need to lean on him tonight, because she expected that everyone was going to have comments and questions about the custody agreement. He promised to do what he could to handle it. Abby told Dom he’d have the best time with Louise while his Mommy and Daddy celebrated Aunts Mariah and Tessa. She said she’d read him a bedtime story if he was awake when she got home. Abby got concerned and called Chance over. She thought Dominic was breathing a bit too fast.

Later, the baby fell asleep, and he seemed fine to Chance, so he thought it’d be okay to leave him in Louise’s capable hands. Chance was proud of himself because it was the first time he’d gotten the baby to sleep.

Amanda finished a work call, then she and Devon held each other and swayed without music. She could feel the tension in his muscles, and she asked if he was having second thoughts about the party. He said he’d never Mariah and Tessa’s special night. He knew Abby and Chance would be there, and he hadn’t talked to them since they signed the custody papers. He hadn’t talked to a lot of people though, so he didn’t think it’d be awkward. She offered to field any questions people had, and she said she’d give them as much information as Devon wanted her to. He didn’t want to share any details at all, because he didn’t want to be in the spotlight on Mariah and Tessa’s night. Amanda thought thing would go smoothly. He said she was always looking out for him and the baby, and she said that was what an attorney was supposed to do. He thought it was more than that. He saw the way she looked at Dominic, and he noticed she got up and checked on him when she thought Devon was asleep. It surprised Devon. It surprised Amanda too. She’d never been that close to a baby before Dominic, and she thought he was a little miracle. She thought the baby liked her. Devon knew Dom liked Amanda. It was unlike anything Amanda ever experienced. She said he looked at you like you were the most amazing thing, and you wanted to be that amazing. She asked if that was what it felt like to be a parent. He thought so. It was new to him. She never had a parent when she was little, so it was new to her too, but she loved it. She kept imagining what Dominic would be like when she grew up. She asked if that was okay for her to say. He said it was more than okay.

Faith and Moses decorated Crimson Lights for the Tessa’s album launch party/engagement party for her and Mariah. Faith wanted to make sure everything was perfect for the guests of honor. Sharon came out of the backroom and told the teens that it was perfect. Noah showed up and admired the decorations, his gaze lingering on a large photo of Tessa with Mariah. Faith broke the trance by asking Noah’s artistic advice on the way she’d decorated it. He shared his opinion, which was positive. Nick came. Faith had a board with some of Tessa’s most romantic lyrics about Mariah, and the intention was for the guests to sign it and leave notes for the happy couple. She offered Noah first dibs at signing, but he said he didn’t know what to say. Moses suggested that Noah say he hoped Tessa and Mariah’s love lasted a thousand years. Nick told Noah he needed his help. Faith told Noah not to forget to write something. “I wish I could,” he muttered, then he went over to Nick.

Nick and Noah brought in a box, and Nick said they were copies of Tessa’s album, on vinyl, as God intended. They were party favors for the guests. Nick thought Noah did a great job on the album.

Rey came out of the back room. Moses let Faith know that the guests of honor were there. She briefly panicked because the other guests hadn’t arrived yet, but Moses said they could scatter and make the place look more full. Faith put a smile on her face and announced Mariah and Tessa’s arrival. Mariah and Tessa walked in from the patio with their hands over their eyes until Faith said it was okay to look. The fiancees thought the décor was beautiful, and they were moved by the fact that it was for them. Mariah said it was almost as beautiful as Tessa and they kissed.

There was a backdrop on the patio for photos, and Moses asked Noah to take the pictures. Noah declined, because he’d been drinking champagne. Nick offered, but Faith stepped in because he was bad at taking pictures. Mariah was relieved. Mariah and Tessa posed with silly props while Faith snapped he photos. Nick joked that if Mariah insulted him again, there would be no wedding gift. There was a large wrapped package from Kevin and Chloe, who’d broken the no-presents rule because they couldn’t make it to the party. The gift was a metal shield from Mariah and Kevin’s favorite series. Mariah thought it was the most Kevin gift ever. Tessa thought the gift was perfect, which made Mariah love her more.

Devon and Amanda arrived, and they wondered if she and Chance weren’t coming. Mariah and Tessa thought they’d be there. Mariah asked how the shared custody thing was going. Devon said they were just getting their feet wet. Mariah asked how Abby was doing. Devon said he was doing all he could to make it easy for Abby. Mariah shared that she and Tessa were hoping to adopt. Devon said adoption changed his life together. Amanda got emotional whenever she thought about a child finding a home. They both said Mariah and Tessa could come to them for questions about it. Mariah asked if anyone had heard from Chance and Abby. Rey said he talked to Chance about coming to work tomorrow.

Across the room, Faith told Noah that she might want to get a business degree. Abby and Chance arrived, and everyone said hello.

Devon, Mariah and Abby were together. Devon said he was afraid Abby and Chance weren’t coming, and Abby replied that it was hard to tear herself away from Dom. Mariah was happy Abby and Devon had made peace. Abby said this night was about Mariah and Tessa, not her and Devon. Devon agreed. Mariah continued that she couldn’t help but think of when they embarked on this adventure. She knew that things didn’t always go as planned, but she thought the bumps in the road made the Baby Chancellor crew’s bond stronger. She said they’d always be connected because of Devon and Abby’s child. Mariah said that Mariah would always be included in that. They all held hands, then Mariah said that they could get the party started now that the sappy stuff was out of he way. All the couples took pictures in front of he back drop. Afterward, Nick took pictures with Faith. He tried to get the solemn Noah to get int the photo, but he wouldn’t.

Sharon got Abby by herself and asked if Chance found a therapist. Abby said he declined therapy, but she noticed him connecting with Dom earlier, so she was optimistic.

Chance and Rey talked, and the partners teased each other. Afterward, Abby privately told Chance that he didn’t have to go to work tomorrow if he wasn’t ready, but he said he was.

Mariah ended up in a private talk with Noah. He said he knew Tessa told her some insanity about him having feelings for her. He wanted Mariah to know there was nothing to worry about, and he didn’t want her to hate him. She said she wasn’t upset with him, she was upset with herself. She hadn’t forgotten how she and Tessa got together in the first place. “The two of you were a couple,” she said to Noah. He told her that was a lifetime ago, and they’d moved on. She thanked him for forgiving her and for understanding. She loved him and couldn’t help hurting for him. Mariah couldn’t blame anyone for realizing Tessa was awesome. She just wanted him to be okay. He said he was, and he wanted her and Tessa to be ecstatically happy forever.

Nick asked how Abby was. He heard about the custody agreement, and it surprised him. She said it happened so fast, and she couldn’t handle interference from her family. She said Dominic would have more love in his life than he knew what to do with. Nick said if Abby was okay with it so was he. He was here if she needed anything. They hugged.

Sharon made a speech, saying they were here to celebrate the happy couple, and the music that was inspired by their love. Sharon called Tessa a musical genius. They played the album. Mariah said she heard music every time she kissed Tessa. The couples danced. Noah brooded in the background. People signed the lyric board. Abby wrote that she, Chance and Dominic, AKA Bowie, wished the fiancees a lifetime of love. Sharon said that Mariah and Tessa had been through so much, and they loved and supported each other through all of it, which made them an inspiration.

Noah wanted to make a speech, and Sharon suggested that he do it later, but he said he’d given this a lot of thought, and he knew what he wanted to say. Noah would never forget the first time he heard Tessa sing. It was the most beautiful thing he’d ever heard, and that was when he realized how special she was. He was so glad she found someone just as special to spend her life with. He said that love like that didn’t come around every day – there was a beauty in its strength. He said they should all be so lucky to find a love like Tessa and Mariah’s one day – they were made for each other and proof that dreams came true. He raised a toast. Abby said they had to find Noah someone to love like that. Mariah thanked Noah, then everyone else for being there with them tonight. Tessa siad they wouldn’t be where they were today if not for the support of all of them. Mariah was honored to be part of this loving group. Tessa thanked Mariah’s family for making her feel like she belonged. She especially thanked Sharon for teaching her about love and motherhood. Mariah was so excited to walk down the aisle to Tessa. Tessa didn’t realize they were having an aisle. Mariah said there were details to work out, but there would be a wedding.

Chance and Abby said goodbye and left. Tessa told Mariah that it would be them one day – running home to their little one.

Tessa saw Noah drew a heart on the lyric board.

Amanda and Devon said their goodbyes and left.

Faith pulled Mariah aside and asked if it was time. Mariah said this was the perfect time. Faith put on the music, and Mariah and Tessa danced. Tessa felt like she was dancing on a cloud. Sharon and Nick watched Noah with concern, and she said maybe it was a bad idea to put Noah through this. Nick felt bad for him too, and he went over and suggested they got to a movie. Noah turned back and stared longingly at Tessa.

When Chance and Abby got home, Louise said Dominic slept the whole time and didn’t even wake up to take his bottle. Abby seemed surprised. She knelt down by the playpen and called Dominic several times. She asked Chance if he thought the baby looked pale.

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Y&R Update Wednesday, February 2 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Abby and Chance were at home discussing her decision to delay the meeting with Devon to sign the custody agreement. Abby said once the papers were signed, it couldn’t be undone. It hurt knowing she couldn’t see her baby whenever she wanted. He promised they’d get through this together. She said she’d miss Dominic on a molecular level and she couldn’t relax when he wasn’t around. He asked if she was having second thoughts. She said no. Dominic was just as much a part of Devon as he was of her, and she couldn’t deny them the chance to share their lives and love. Chance hugged Abby and told her she was a great mom and that Dominic would always know how much they loved him.

Devon and Amanda were at Society. He was eager to get the papers signed, and he was unaware that Abby had postponed the meeting. He hoped that once the papers were signed, they could put all the tension behind them. Amanda hoped this was a good start for the future. As they were leaving for their meeting with Abby and Chance, they ran into Christine, who told them about Abby’s decision. Devon realized Abby had texted him about it, but his phone had been on silent. Devon was worried Abby was backing out of the agreement. Christine said not to jump to conclusions. Abby texted again that she was ready to meet. Everyone went to the Chancellor house.

Abby brought Dominic downstairs. He was supposed to be at his music class with Louise, but Abby decided he should be here with his family on this important day. The papers were signed, and once they were filed with the court, they’d be official. Christine was impressed with the way they handled this. Amanda thought Dominic was lucky to have so many people who loved him. Chance looked at Abby and said he felt they were the lucky ones to have such a great little kid and a good friend. Christine left. Devon thanked Abby and Chance. He knew it hadn’t been easy, and he knew it would take awhile for him and Abby to get back to where they were. She smiled and said she was fine. Devon wanted to hold Dominic, and Abby handed him over. Devon played with the baby, while a smiling Amanda watched. It was clearly hard for Abby, and she squeezed Chance’s hand. Chance mentioned that Dominic missed his music class. Abby said he loved it when she sang the songs. Devon asked if he could download the music from the class, so he could hear what the baby liked. Chance said they’d get him a link. Amanda suggested that Devon could accompany Abby and Chance to the class. It was clear from Abby’s expression that she didn’t love that idea. However, when Devon said he didn’t want to impose, Abby said it wouldn’t be an imposition. Abby added that Louise was happy to help out when Dominic was over at Devon’s place. Devon thought it’d be good for Dominic to have a familiar face in both places. Chance asked if they wanted to discuss overnight arrangements, but Devon didn’t think they had to do that now. Devon gave Dominic to Chance and thanked Abby and Chance for the beautiful gift.

After the guests left, Chance told Abby he was proud of the way she handled things, though he joked his hand was numb. He told her she could hold onto him as tight as she wanted, and she said the same went for him. He wanted to make a tradition of making time for each other whenever Devon had Dominic. He said they could go on a date, relax, take the cooking class she’d been talking about and make up on lost time. It sounded perfect to her.

Abby watched Dom sleep. Chance kissed her and went to make lunch. Abby called Ashley and said signing the papers was the hardest things he’d ever done, but she knew it was right.

Lily and Billy were in her office. She had a busy work schedule ahead, and she also wanted to see Devon after he signed the custody agreement. Lily had an interview with a reporter, and she said she’d find Billy in his office after she finished. He let her know he was leaving work to run some errands. She wondered what he was doing, and he said she’d see. He blew her a kiss and left.

Lily went to the penthouse and welcomed Devon to parenthood. He said he’d be coming to her for advice. She said that Dom was young, so Devon should just cherish this time and not worry about the future. They looked at a photo of Neil. Devon used one of Neil’s pen to sign the paperwork. He wished Neil and Dominic were here right now, so they could all celebrate. “You have me,” Lily said. Devon replied that it meant to world to him. He was thinking about how it felt when Neil and Dru brought him into the family. The feeling of becoming a son to two incredible people changed his life and gave him a life. He had big shoes to fill. She had no doubt he would.

At the Grand Phoenix, Jack asked if Phyllis made her travel arrangements for Milan. She was leaving today, and she was excited to see Summer. Nick came in, but he didn’t overhear what was being said. Phyllis said she was going to get some information on the job before she made a decision. She said she’d tell Jack about the job when they had dinner together. Nick walked over and said he wanted to have a fundraising dinner for New Hope at the hotel. Phyllis was happy to help. Jack left. Phyllis told Nick about the possible move to Milan.

Jack and Billy met at Crimson Lights. Billy was glad Jack’s business trip went well. Jack said Kyle deserved most of the credit – he’d really stepped into his own as a leader. Jack was also proud of Billy for dropping the fight with Adam and joining Lily at Chancellor. Billy asked why it looked like Jack just lost his best friend. Jack filled Billy in on Phyllis leaving town. He said he was going to have a bit of a hole in his life. Billy got the sense that Jack was hoping he and Phyllis would get back together. Jack said that he and Phyllis couldn’t ever get things on track, and maybe it was a good thing. Even with the best of intentions, he and Phyllis could never really sustain things. He told Billy not to take it as a dig. Billy said it was hard not to take it that way. Billy asked what it was about Phyllis that created such chaos and conflict, while also generating passion and devotion. “She is one beautiful conundrum,” Jack replied.

Back at the penthouse, Lily had some ideas for Dominic’s room. Devon wanted to put a sound system in the room so the baby could listen to music. Amanda came home after filing the papers with the court. Devon didn’t know how he’d get through this without Amanda. Amanda looked forward to the adventure with him and Dominic. They kissed. Billy showed up with two bottles of champagne. One for now, and one for Devon to save and share with an adult Dominic when he graduated from college or joined Hamilton-Winters.

Billy and Lily gave Devon a photo album for the baby. It was inscribed with a card welcoming Dominic to the Winters family. Devon couldn’t wait to fill the book with memories.

Back at the hotel, Phyllis liked the idea of working with her little girl and living in Milan. Nick asked what about Jack. He thought Jack and Phyllis were going to rekindle things. Phyllis said they were friends, and Jack was encouraging her to pursue this. Nick was supportive, as long as Phyllis was doing this for the right reasons. He said a change of scenery might be exactly what she needed. Phyllis was put out because it seemed like everyone wanted her to leave town except Amanda and Michael. Maybe [Amanda and Michael are] my only really good friends,” she said. Nick just stared. Jack returned with a gift he’d bought for Harrison, but he’d accidentally packed it in his luggage. Nick told Phyllis to have a great trip and left. Jack asked if Phyllis had a good talk with Nick. Phyllis said it was great – Nick seemed supportive of her move. Jack noted that Phyllis didn’t seem enthusiastic. She said she wasn’t. She rushed over and hugged him. “Tell me to stay. Tell me I’m wanted. Tell me I’m needed. Tell me you still love me. Tell me we have a future together like we’re supposed to,” she cried.

Jack asked Phyllis if everything was alright, which snapped her out of her daydream. She’d never admitted she wasn’t enthusiastic about the move, hugged him or poured her heart out to him. Jack had a meeting, and he also hoped Phyllis found what she was looking for. He asked if he could do something. At first she said yes, but then she changed her mind. He looked forward to their dinner. He left. Phyllis called for a car to the airport.

At Crimson Lights, Tessa told Mariah that she looked amazing. They were going to be meeting with an adoption attorney later. Mariah had texted Noah earlier and asked if he wanted to meet them for coffee, but he didn’t reply. Mariah could see that Tessa had been freaking out about something for a few days and trying to hide it so she didn’t upset Mariah. Mariah asked if it was cold feet or adoption jitters. Tessa assured her that it was neither. Mariah reminded Tessa that they didn’t keep secrets. Tessa said she found Noah drinking alone the other day. Mariah said she’d been too caught up in her own life to notice something was wrong with her brother. Tessa revealed that Noah basically admitted to having feelings for her. Tessa reiterated that Noah had been drinking, and he had a bad breakup in London. She stated that his life was in major flux, so she thought he was just nostalgic and caught up in the moment. Mariah asked what Noah said, exactly. Tessa explained that Noah brought up the engagement and said when you loved someone you wanted them to be happy. He’d said he loved Mariah, but…

Mariah surmised that it was clear that Noah meant he loved Tessa.

Tessa noted that Noah didn’t specifically say he was in love with her. She didn’t think Noah intended to act on his feelings for her. Mariah knew Noah wasn’t malicious, so she believed he genuinely was happy for them. She wasn’t angry. She felt sorry for Noah. She suggested Noah fixated on Tessa because she was out of reach. Tessa thought that made sense – Noah knew she was happily and irreversibly spoken for, so nothing could come of it. “That’s what I thought about my feelings for you way back when and yet…,” Mariah noted. Tessa said that was different because Mariah was the love of her life, and they were inevitable. Noah walked in on the pair holding hands.

Noah walked over and teased Mariah and Tessa about treating Crimson Lights like their living room. Noah meant to text Mariah back, but he’d been busy at work. He was meeting Nick here. Mariah teased Noah back about sucking up to the boss. Mariah and Tessa shared that they were meeting an adoption agent. He wished them well and checked his phone, then he excused himself. Tessa was pleased that the dynamic with Noah hadn’t changed.

Nick went to Crimson Lights and talked with Noah about business. Noah had accomplished a lot, and Nick said Noah was working hard. He wondered if Noah was throwing himself into work to avoid something. Nick asked if Noah was okay and if this had anything to do with Tessa. Noah said he was okay. He went inside to get some coffee, and he asked Tessa and Mariah if they wanted anything. Tessa went with Noah.

Noah said he got a weird vibe from Tessa and Mariah earlier. “You told her, didn’t you,” he sighed. He asked what possessed her to do that. She said she had to tell Mariah, and she didn’t do it to hurt or embarrass him. Noah said that Tessa misunderstood what he said. She seemed skeptical. She said more than once secrets almost ruined her relationship with Mariah. Tessa wasn’t going to let that happen again. Mariah meant everything to her. Noah said he wasn’t a threat to the relationship. Tessa knew. Noah said he could only imagine what Mariah thought of him. Tessa assured him that Mariah understood. She said they all wanted things to go back the way they were before. She knew he need time to process this, but she said she and Mariah were okay with things. Tessa told Noah that this would pass. Tessa said her life with Mariah was about to get bigger and wonderful than Tessa deserved, and she didn’t want Noah to think he couldn’t be part of that. She said her kid would need his uncle Noah, and she knew the right woman was out there for him.

Nick came inside and wished Tessa and Mariah luck as they left for their meeting with the adoption guru. Nick wanted to check how Noah was doing. Noah lied and said he just got a text from a friend who wanted to meet up. He left.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, February 1 2022

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Nick and Faith were at Crimson Lights. Her college counselor had recently helped her narrow down her list of colleges, and so far Faith was leaning toward the University of Michigan. She looked forward to visiting it with Sharon in a couple weeks. She’d been thinking she might want to go into the fashion or beauty industry, like Summer and Victoria, and University of Michigan had a good business program. He asked where this interest in business came from. Faith really liked the econ class she took, plus she had a lot of businesswomen as role models and relatives – Victoria, Sharon, and Summer. Nick believed in Faith. Faith wasn’t sure she wanted to do this, but she wanted to explore it. He said she didn’t have to make a decision yet. She said Moses had his heart set on being a doctor, and then he changed his mind. He understood being inspired by her family, but he didn’t want them to have too much influence. He wondered if Victor had given her career advice. She said Victor didn’t say anything, but she looked up to him, and she thought he’d be happy she might follow in his footsteps. Nick was sure Victor would be thrilled.

Lauren met Michael on the patio at Crimson Lights. He was doing some work for Victor. She asked what Victor wanted. Michael wasn’t sure what Victor wanted, since Victor was often cagey about what he was up to. That was why Lauren was surprised Michael was so eager to go back to work for Victor. Michael said that Victor, like Lauren, kept life interesting. Michael was about to tell Lauren about a call he had with Fenmore, when he had to stop to do something for work. Lauren was resigned to it being like this from now on, but Michael said he’d set up boundaries to make sure he had a personal life. Nick came out as Lauren said that she’d hoped Michael would have a little more time between resigning as DA and going to work for Michael. Michael promised to make it up to Lauren. Nick was surprised Michael was working for Victor again. “Better you than me,” Nick stated.

Nick wished Michael and Lauren luck with the arrangement and left. Lauren wanted to know what Victor had Michael doing, since it seemed cloak and dagger. Michael brought up lawyer-client confidentiality. Lauren wasn’t sure she liked this new gig. Michael had to take a work call again.

At their home, Nikki asked Victor if Adam was going to work for Newman/Locke. Victor wasn’t sure. She asked what he’d do if Adam said no. Nikki knew Victor was disappointed in Adam, but she also knew he valued their father-son relationship, which had come a long way. He said he’d do anything in his power to maintain a good relationship with his son. She’d always be wary of Adam, but she didn’t want him and Victor to have a blow up. Nikki wasn’t surprised when Victor revealed that he had a plan B in mind, in case Adam didn’t stay at Newman Media.

Sally went to Adam’s office to see if he’d made a decision yet and offer another pep talk. He said he’d made up his mind, and she’d hear his verdict soon. He walked out.

At the Newman/Locke office, Ashland thought he and Victoria should discuss what would happen if Adam stayed on at Newman Media. Victoria was confident that Adam would never deign to work under her. She thought that he hadn’t quit yet because he was playing mind games. Adam showed up, and Victoria thanked him for all he’d done for the company and wished him best of luck with his future endeavors. Adam commented that Victoria was very sure of his decision, and she said that was because it would be the only one that made sense. He said to call him crazy then, because he was staying on. He was a team player, and he didn’t want to dump such an important piece of family legacy in her lap when she already had so much on her plate. Victoria welcomed Adam aboard. He noted that he’d been on board, so he should be welcoming her. Ashland wanted to make this a smooth transition. Victoria was sure Victor would be thrilled, since he worked so hard to protect Adam’s job. Adam thought his work spoke for himself. He said the success of Newman Media was enough to prove he knew what he was doing. He expected to maintain the same level of autonomy. Victoria wasn’t ready to grant that.

Adam thought they should ask Ashland’s opinion. Adam noted that Victoria didn’t seem to be consulting with Ashland about the company that was once his. Victoria said she and Ashland talked constantly. Adam was sure Ashland could see that he’d taken Cyaxares to new heights. Ashland sided with Victoria. He said Adam had done a good job, but once Newman Media merged with ChancComm, it’d be a larger division, so giving Adam instant autonomy might be a bit much. Victoria said Adam would have to prove he could run this larger company. Adam pointed out that he once ran Newman Enterprises. Victoria remembered. Adam said he looked forward to showing them what he was capable of.

Chelsea was at Society with Chloe. Chelsea complained that it was just like Victor to blindside Adam with this sale of Newman Media to Victoria. Chloe lamented that all their hard work at Newman Fashion might go down the drain. Chelsea thought their jobs would be safe as long as Adam stayed on at Newman Media. Chloe wasn’t so sure of that, and she hated leaving their fate in Adam’s hands. Chloe always worried about accepting a job from Adam. Chelsea wasn’t giving up yet, and she thought they needed to fight for their platform. Chloe was glad to hear that. Chloe put so much energy into this, mainly for Chelsea. Chloe felt like she owed Chelsea after all Chloe put Chelsea through. Chloe agreed that they shouldn’t let this obstacle get in their way. Chelsea said they didn’t have to leave their fate solely in Adam’s hands. She said they could go straight to the top.

Victoria was alone in her office when Chloe and Chelsea showed up. Chloe congratulated Victoria on the sale and said she hoped that Victoria honored their contract with Newman Media. Chelsea said they’d be happy to share their accomplishments and goals with Victoria. Victoria felt a connection to the platform because Sally made her wedding dress, but she intended to jettison Newman Fashion. Chloe and Chelsea protested, but Victoria had made up her mind. Victoria knew that Chelsea and Chloe eventually wanted to have their own label, and she said this way she wouldn’t’ be holding them up. Victoria thought the ladies were talented, but Newman/Locke wasn’t interested in the hassle and cost of creating a new clothing line. She wished them the best.

Chloe and Chelsea went back to Newman Media. Chloe suggested that they could keep the platform, minus the Newman Media name. Chelsea said they didn’t have financing. Chloe knew they’d get severance, and she said maybe they could use the money to shop around for a buyer for the platform. Or they could find investors. Chelsea said everything they’d done so far belonged to Newman Media, so it was Victoria’s intellectual property. Chloe said they could start from scratch, like they did before. Chelsea was open to that, but she didn’t want Sally to be part of their new platform. Chloe thought Sally was a proven asset, but Chelsea disagreed, and she said the downsides of Sally outweighed the benefits. “Why are you still so threatened by her when you and Adam are clearly over?,” Chloe asked. Chelsea said Sally couldn’t stay in her lane, and Chelsea had a feeling that Sally knew about the sale beforehand and didn’t warn them. Chloe asked if Chelsea had proof, and Chelsea said she saw it in Sally’s face. Chelsea said she and Chloe trusted each other implicitly. She asked if Chloe knew Sally well enough to trust her with their future.

Chloe and Chelsea arranged a meeting with Sally at Crimson Lights. Sally said they could just keep working and prove how invaluable they were. “I’m guessing Adam didn’t give you the head’s up this time?,” Chelsea said. Chelsea brought Sally up to speed – Adam was running Newman Media, and the fashion platform was being killed. “Adam would never do that to me – to us,” Sally replied. Chloe said Victoria pulled the plug. Sally didn’t think they should give up. She said Victoria liked her. Chelsea said they already tried to talk Victoria out of it. Sally asked what they were all going to do. Chloe said it was time for them to go their separate ways. Sally said they could start a new platform on their own and find another company to back them. Chelsea told Sally it was time to move on.

“I could’ve predicted that Chelsea would throw me overboard, but you too, Chloe?,” Sally asked. Sally noted that she and Chloe got the platform up and running while Chelsea was deciding whether or not she even wanted to join them. Chloe said she was as devastated by this as Sally was, she just thought it was time for them to cut their losses. Sally said that Chelsea and Chloe had enough money and people to rely on until they moved on to whatever it was they were planning to do. Sally though the others were conspiring to start something without her. “So what if we are? We don’t owe you anything,” Chelsea snapped. Sally said Chelsea and Chloe’s project would fail, because Sally was the one that made the fashion platform a success. She brought up the risks she took with Victoria’s dress. “Enough with the dress. It was one garment,” Chelsea shot back. Chelsea said Sally had some nerve predicting Chelsea and Chloe would fail. “You are a has-been,” Sally said to Chelsea, “and you are a fool to follow [Chelsea] around,” Sally told Chloe. “So good luck with Chelsea 22.0 or whatever number you’re at now,” Sally said before storming off.

Adam tracked Victor and Nikki down at Society and asked to join them. Nikki said they’d been eager to hear from him. Victor was pleased when Adam announced he was staying with Newman Media. Nikki adopted a stiff smile. Victor asked if Adam told Victoria. Just then, Victoria and Ashland arrived and went over to the table. Victoria said they should celebrate. Victor agreed to a toast. Adam smiled and said he couldn’t say no to champagne. “You might want to. You might tick off your new boss,” Victoria replied. She went to the bar. Ashland pulled Victor aside and said there were some changes he wanted to implement to strengthen Newman Media. Victor thought Victoria should be present for this. Ashland was sure Victoria would agree that, since his specialty was communications, he should take point on this. Victor said they should go back to the table, and they did. Victor raised a toast to to his two children and to all things Newman. Victoria and Adam didn’t look enthusiastic about the arrangement.

Adam said he looked forward to working with everyone, and he suggested that the key was staying out of each other’s hair. Adam had to go tell the Newman Media staff about the sale. Victoria told Adam to call her assistant to set up a meeting for him and Victoria, and he said he would. Ashland thought he and Victoria should go back to the office too. Victor wanted to discuss the transition of power with them next time they met. Victoria and Ashland left. Nikki said that was more civil than she expected. Victor said he knew what he was doing. Nick showed up, and Victor told him that Victoria and Adam had decided to work together. Nick didn’t know how Victor pulled it off. Nick said Victor had assembled all the troops – Victoria, Adam, Ashland and Nikki. Nikki added that Victor would be working there in and advisory role. “So many members of the Newman family working so closely together,” Nick said. He warned Victor to be careful what he wished for. Victor smirked.

Victor felt that having the family work together was a boon for the company. Nick hoped it went well, especially since there was another Newman who might become an executive. He told them about Faith’s plans, and he asked if Victor had anything to do with that. Victor said Faith had good sense. He suggested that one day, Faith might be able to convince Nick to work for the family business. Nick didn’t think that would happen. Victor was sure Nick loved working with Noah. Nick did enjoy it, but his concern with Newman/Locke was that there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, and most of them thought they were the head chef. Nick’s takeout was ready, and he went to get it. Nikki thought Nick’s concerns were valid. She asked what Victor was talking to Ashland about. Victor said Ashland seemed to want to push through some changes without Victoria being there. “I knew it,” Nikki said. She thought the power dynamic between Victoria and Ashland was changing. Victor said it seemed that, now that Ashland could manage his illness, he wanted to exert more power and leverage. Victor wasn’t going to allow that. Nikki asked if Victor didn’t think Victoria could handle Ashland on his own. Victor said that was beside the point.

Nikki and Victor went home, she wanted to talk about how he was planning to take on a bigger role at the company than he’d indicated. Michael came to discuss business with Victor. Victor asked Nikki to leave. Nikki protested that she was the COO of Newman/Locke, but Victor still wanted her to go, so she did. Michael said there seemed to be some question regarding the legitimacy of Ashland’s cancer treatment. There was also some question regarding the legitimacy of the Peruvian clinic that Ashland went to for said treatment. Victor had been skeptical about this from the beginning. He thought it was odd that Ashland traveled all the way to Peru to look for a cancer treatment, when the best scientists were in America. He told Michael to dig deep.

Adam went back to his office and wistfully took it all in.

Back at the office, Ashland wondered if it had always been Victor’s plan to unite the family under the Newman corporate umbrella. Victoria said bringing the family together had always been one of Victor’s goals. Ashland wondered what Victor thought of his role – would he settle for being an advisor? Victoria said they needed to redefine Ashland’s role first. She thought their conversation from yesterday was unresolved. She wanted to know how he saw them specifically functioning. He wanted to take on a more active role, and he hoped she welcomed that. He told her to imagine what they could accomplish in a united front. She agreed, and she saw the sense in him having more control, since he was more familiar with some of the divisions that were previously part of his company. He was glad she saw things the way he did.

Elena and Nate were at the Grand Phoenix on their day off. He pictured the mountains of paperwork piling up on his desk at work. He didn’t realize how much administrative duties a Chief of Surgery would have. It made him wonder if he should take the job at Newman/Locke. Nate said Ashland suggested Nate could use his medical expertise to do good on a larger scale, and he even offered to mentor Nate on the private sector. Elena remembered that Nate took business classes in school. Nate said Ashland brought up AskMDNow, and Elena worried she was being replaced. Nate clarified that Ashland was talking about expanding AskMDNow. Nate didn’t feel as passionate about being of Chief of Surgery as he did about being a surgeon, but that didn’t mean he was ready to leave the hospital. Elena blamed herself for Nate not being able to do what he loved.

Nate didn’t blame Elena. He said he made his own choices, and he deserved the punch from Devon. She didn’t think he deserved the lasting consequences. He stated everyone, especially Devon, felt bad about that. Elena still wished she could go back and change things, but Nate said no regrets. He was happy with her, and Devon was happy with Amanda. He had a great life, and he didn’t long for the past because he was happy where he was now. He loved her.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, January 31 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Victoria let Adam know Newman/Locke would be buying Newman Media. She proceeded to get under his skin, so he’d know what it’d be like to work for her. Adam confronted Victor about selling Newman Media without discussing it with him. Victor said he hadn’t lost faith in Adam. Adam suggested that he might quit, and Victor didn’t try to sway Adam’s decision one way or the other. Ashland decided that taking an active role at work was good for his health. Nate was dissatisfied with aspects of his new job. Ashland wanted to expand AskMDNow, and he offered Nate a job. Victoria was bothered that Ashland offered Nate a position without talking it over with her. He told her that if he saw a smart move for the company, he was going to act on it. Victoria said she’d given Adam a taste of what it was like to work with her, and she thought he’d quit. Chelsea and Sally clashed over work. Chelsea didn’t think it was a good idea for Sally to be the face of Newman Fashion. Sharon agreed to take Faith on a trip to see college campuses. Sharon hoped Faith would consider going to a local college. Faith confided in Rey that the idea of going to school in Europe appealed to her, and he told her that it was also good to stay near family. Chance was resistant to Abby’s belief that he should seek therapy. Chance thought he’d be better off if he went back to work. Abby tried to enlist Sharon’s help in convincing Chance to go to therapy, but Sharon said people had to choose to seek professional help. Chance talked to Chelsea about the custody agreement, and it resonated with her, because she gave Johnny up for adoption. Chance wondered if Chelsea thought giving Devon partial custody was a mistake. Chelsea thought Chance did the right thing. Chance told Rey about his plan to return to work. Rey wasn’t sure Chance was ready. Chance felt that if he saved a life as a police officer, it’d make up for the lives of his team that he lost. Rey and Sharon talked about Abby and Chance. The nanny brought Louise home. Adam told Sally and Chelsea that Newman Media was being sold. Chelsea sensed that Sally already knew, but Sally denied it. Sally tried to talk Adam into staying at Newman Media. She thoght he could turn the tables on Victoria, while she was distracted by the rest of her empire.

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Victoria went over to Newman Media and crowed about Victor agreeing to sell the company. Adam was caught off guard, because he had no idea it was a done deal. Victoria was sure Victor would’ve told him eventually. Adam said that Victor called him earlier, and he ignored it. He said he’d been busy running the company – the staff heard rumors. Victoria said that Adam could tell the staff that most of them would be able to keep their job. She pulled out a tape measure and began to take measurements for the interior designer, and he testily asked her to do that another time. She said she was sure he was eager to hear the details of the deal that was worked out without him. She said she had a lot to offer him as a mentor, and she hoped he looked forward to this as much as she looked forward to being his boss.

Adam went to the ranch, and Victor assumed he’d heard the news. Adam said Victoria just came over to rub his face in it, and Victor didn’t think that was necessary. Adam confronted Victor about making this deal without even consulting with him. Victor said he didn’t need Adam’s approval, and he said business was business. Adam didn’t think this was a big business deal. Adam asked if Victor had another agenda, and he wanted a straight answer, because he was getting sick of the games. Victor thought the deal was good because it was contingent on Adam remaining the head of Newman Media, and ChancComm. Adam thought that it was even worse that Victor negotiated on his behalf without even checking with him. Victor said that the business Adam was building would be stronger, and he’d be running the remains of Billy’s dream. Adam wanted to be valued enough to be included in decisions that affected his life. Victor stated that Adam could keep his job or quit, but the sale was going through. Adam took a stiff drink and asked why Victor suddenly did a 180. Adam felt like he and Victor used to be partners, but now Adam was a lackey. Victor said it wasn’t like that. Adam felt like Victor lost faith in him, and he asked if this was about the nonsense with Billy. Victor stated that mistakes were made. Adam argued that no damage was done, and now Victor sold the company out from under him. “If I lost faith in you would I have stipulated to Victoria that you stay in charge of Newman Media?,” Victor asked. Adam assumed this was another mind game. He said Nick told him he should get off the Newman merry-go-round. Victor thought there were times when you made decisions that affected the rest of your life. He stated that said Adam could stay at Newman Media and expand his sphere of power, or he could walk. Victor needed an answer soon. Adam nodded, then he left.

Nate met Ashland at Crimson Lights on the patio. Nate was impressed with the experimental treatment Ashland was on, since he seemed to be thriving. Ashland said there was a mental component to it. He thought he made a mistake backing away from his business. Nate noted that Ashland didn’t have the energy for much back then, let alone running an international conglomerate. Ashland thought his work fueled him and helped him fight his illness. Now that he was back in the thick of it, he felt stronger than he had in a long time, and he wasn’t about to back away from the next fight.

Ashland asked how Nate enjoyed being chief of surgery. Nate enjoyed the patients, but he didn’t have much time for that, because there was so much office work. He saw ways to improve the hospital, but he wasn’t able to do what he wanted because of the bureaucracy. Nate had come to terms with the nerve damage that kept him from practicing surgery. He was grateful for his job and the chance to work with world class physicians. He got a kick out of watching Elena and how much she enjoyed clinical work. Ashland said Nate was a brilliant doctor who needed a new mountain to climb. He thought he had the perfect challenge for Nate.

AskMDNow would soon be owned by Newman/Locke, and Ashland wanted Nate to come on board. Nate said he had to leave that job because of time constraints, and Elena was doing a great job. Ashland agreed about Elena. Ashland wanted to take the company further, and he’d be happy to bring Nate on board. Nate was flattered, but he wasn’t a suit and tie kind of guy, and he hated the business aspects of his job. Ashland knew Nate took some business courses when he was studying abroad. Nate wasn’t sure how much he remembered. Ashland said Nate was young, passionate, brilliant and a good influence on Ashland. Ashland wanted to help Nate do good on a global scale – he could help millions at a time.

Victoria joined Ashland and Nate. She asked what was going on, and Nate brought her up to speed. As Nate was leaving, Ashland asked him to give the offer some serious consideration. Victoria shot Ashland a look. She thought Nate was great, but she wished she’d been consulted before Ashland made his offer. She wasn’t in the habit of making big offers on a whim, especially to a friend. He thought bringing Nate into the fold seemed like a no-brainer. He appreciated her opinion, but he said if he saw a smart move for the company, he was going to act on it. He couldn’t always run to her for permission, just like she hadn’t been coming to him with decisions she made lately. She said the last decision he disagreed on was about to pay off – big time. She said he didn’t think they should buy Newman Media if Adam was part of the deal. He stood by that. She just saw Adam, and he wasn’t happy. He’d been thrown off balance by the news, and it was clear to her that Victor had made all decisions about the deal without consulting Adam. She said she’d given Adam a little taste of what it would be like to work for her, and she thought he’d quit before he put up with that every day.

Sally had an unwelcome surprise when she checked Newman Fashion’s website on her phone from Society. Chelsea entered and Sally confronted her. All of Sally’s videos from NY had been edited. Chelsea thought they were much crisper and more focused now. Sally pointed out that she’d been edited out of the videos, and Chelsea didn’t see why that was a problem. Sally said the problem with her being cut out of the video was that she gave those conversations context – she asked questions the audience wanted to hear. Chelsea said the videos were supposed to be about the designers, it wasn’t The Sally Show. Sally said she was the face of the platform. Chelsea thought it was a bad idea to saddle a new brand with one person, especially a relative unknown. Sally said she was known, recently for designing Victoria’s dress. “Please. You designed one nice dress,” Chelsea groaned. “Our job is to create a successful business, not feed your ego,” she added.

At Crimson Lights, Faith showed Sharon a list of colleges she was interested in. Sharon noted that they were all over the country. Faith asked Sharon to take her to visit her top choices in a few weeks. Sharon loved Faith’s excitement, but she said it was short notice. Rey arrived, and Faith asked him to tell Sharon how important it was to visit colleges before she applied. Rey said he went to the police academy, and Lola went to culinary school, so he didn’t have a lot of experience in this area. Faith said everyone in her class was visiting campuses with their parents. Sharon agreed to take Faith, but she said that she wished Faith would consider GCU. Sharon had a good experience there when she got her therapy credentials. Rey thought Sharon wanted to keep Faith close to home. Faith thought college was the time that she finally spread her wings and figured out what to do with her life. Sharon thought Faith could do that while staying close.

Faith hoped Sharon wasn’t trying to talk her out of leaving Genoa City for college. Sharon said she’d never do that. Faith was sure Sharon wouldn’t be lonely, since she had Rey, and Noah was probably staying in town. When Sharon stepped away for a call, Faith said she knew some girls applying to school in Europe, and she thought it sounded cool. She figured she shouldn’t tell Sharon that. He thought she should wait until Sharon was used to the idea of Faith going out of state first. Faith said Rey always had the best advice. He told her that as exciting as moving away sounded, having family around could be a good thing. Sharon returned, and Faith left to tell Moses about her plans. Sharon couldn’t believe how fast her little girl was growing up.

Abby came downstairs after sleeping in and found Chance had put together a breakfast spread. She said she hadn’t slept that long since before Dominic was born. She thought that this was a healthy way of looking at the arrangement with Devon – it gave her and Chance time alone. She asked how he felt after getting the letter from the widow of his colleague. He said talking to Abby about it helped, and he got a few more hours of sleep. Abby had done some thinking last night, and she was wondering if he should talk to a therapist. Chance didn’t think he needed therapy, and he didn’t want to talk to a stranger. He said he had her. She thought there were things he didn’t want to tell her, as not to upset her. He said he’d been honest and open. She agreed, but she said he didn’t tell her he’d been reaching out to his team’s family members until she saw him reading the letter. He said he would’ve told her. She still thought he needed to talk to someone else so he could heal. He knew it wasn’t healthy to dwell on the past trauma. He thought he should go back to work to keep his mind busy. She reminded him that they just talked about him taking more time off. He knew. He was going to talk to Rey, and he said she could come with him. She said he should do this alone. She supported this idea if it was what he needed to find stability. They hugged, and she looked worried.

After Chance left, Abby called Sharon over. Abby could see Chance was struggling, bu he was resistant to therapy, and she wanted to know what her next step should be. Sharon asked why Abby thought Chance needed therapy. Abby said he was having nightmares, and he’d reached out to the families of the team. The nightmares were troubling to Sharon, but she didn’t think it was unhealthy for Chance to contact his team’s relatives. Abby said Chance felt like if he were a better dad, Devon wouldn’t have pushed for shared custody. Now Chance was talking about going back to work. Abby asked if Sharon thought Chance should be in therapy. Sharon thought Chance should be part of this conversation. Abby said she wasn’t going behind his back – she’d discussed the idea with him, and she thought he might get on board if Sharon agreed with her. Sharon wasn’t comfortable discussing Chance third hand. Abby didn’t think Chance would come to Sharon on his own. Abby said to keep being supportive and nurturing, and maybe that would encourage Chance to open up to Abby. Abby said that he’d been better about sharing his feelings with her, but she thought he needed professional help. Sharon said Chance had to be the one to decide he was ready for therapy.

Chance went to Society, and he was looking at his phone as he walked. He almost bumped into Chelsea, and she saw the picture of Dominic on his phone and admired it. She noted that a week ago, he didn’t have pictures of Dominic on his phone, and now he did. He offered to show her more, and she accepted. She also said she’d show him a couple hundred of Connor. She asked if Abby and Dominic were here. He said that Abby was with home, and Dominic was with his other dad. Chance opened up about the shared custody arrangement. Chelsea could relate, and she shared that she was the biological mother of Victoria and Billy’s son, Johnny. Chance forgot about that. She said that Billy and Victoria were the parents, but she would always have affection for Johnny. At the time, she realized that Johnny deserved all the love in the world, and she couldn’t give that to him. Chance said the situations were a little different – Chelsea stepped aside for the sake of the child, but Devon couldn’t do that.

Chelsea understood it was hard to watch someone else raise your kid, but she said it was important to embrace the fact that Devon would love Dom, just like Victoria loved Johnny. Chance said that was why they made the decision. Chelsea noted that, earlier, Chance said Devon was another dad to Dom, but she was never a mom to Johnny. He wondered if she was saying they were making things complicated for Dominic. She said they were putting their child first, and that was always the right choice. She told him that sometimes the hardest decision was one that was painful for the parent, but best for the child.

After Chelsea left, Rey arrived. He heard about the custody arrangement. Chance said it wasn’t easy, but he and Abby felt it was best. Chance was ready to come back to the force. Rey noted that Chance just said he wanted an indefinite break. He wondered if this had something to do with the custody arrangement. Chance admitted it probably did. He said he had to get things back to normal for his family’s sake, and his normal included working. Rey said it was a dangerous job and it involved trauma, and that could do more harm to Chance than good. Chance said if he could save one life, maybe it could make up for the ones he lost.

Rey and Sharon met up at Crimson Lights. Rey was worried it was too soon for Chance to return to work. He thought that Chance was avoiding his feelings about Spain and the custody agreement instead of dealing with them. Sharon got a similar feeling from Abby. Sharon said Abby was trying to heal her family. Sharon couldn’t go into detail because Abby was seeking her professional advice. Rey said being a cop took an emotional and psychological toll, and you had to be at the top of your game. He wasn’t sure Chance was quite there yet.

Chance went home. Abby had been about to call him because Louise was on her way back with Dominic. He said he wouldn’t miss that. Chance said Rey had his concerns, but Chance still thought this was what he was supposed to do. Louise brought Dominic home. Abby noted that he had two homes now. She held the baby close and said her family was back together again.

Chelsea went to Adam’s office and found Sally waiting outside. Chelsea assumed Sally was there to complain to him about the editing. Sally said she wasn’t there for that. As soon as Adam showed up, Chelsea and Sally tried to monopolize his attention, but he ordered them to stop. He said he had news that would make their complaints about each other irrelevant. He told them about the sale. Chelsea asked what about Newman Fashion. Adam didn’t know what that meant for any of them, including him. Chelsea couldn’t believe Victor did this, but Adam thought it was actually the most Victor-like thing to do. “We had a good run but he is back to his old ways,” Adam said. Chelsea told Adam to fight this instead of rolling over. He snapped that he’d just found out. “Can you give me a second to figure out what my next move is?,” he added. Chelsea noticed that Sally didn’t seem that surprised, and she added that Adam didn’t seem as upset as he should be if this really was a bombshell. Sally said she was just stunned into silence. Chelsea said she’d call Chloe and tell her the bad news. She left.

Sally said Adam must be furious with Victor, but she didn’t think this had to be a complete disaster. He said Victor didn’t think so – he’d tried to appease Adam by stipulating that Adam could keep his job after the sale. Sally thought that sounded good. “I’d be working for my sister,” Adam said, through gritted teeth. Sally suggested that wouldn’t be so bad. Adam said Victoria came here and gloated to show him what it’d be like to work for her. Sally thought Adam should stay on and run Newman Media his way, but he wasn’t sure that was possible. He said Victoria had been trying to drive a wedge between him and Victor for awhile, and it seemed she’d succeeded. Sally didn’t think Adam should let that happen. She asked if he’d be willing to walk away from all he’d accomplished. He thought walking away might be the smartest thing. He said he could start fresh and succeed somewhere else. She pointed out that he’d have nearly infinite resources at Newman/Locke, plus he’d be running ChancComm too. He seemed intrigued by the idea of being the head of a newly combined media powerhouse. Sally said this was a promotion, not a demotion. She suggested it was Victor’s way of giving him more power in the family. He thought she clearly had a lot to learn about how Victor’s mind worked. She reasoned that, as an outsider, she could see things clearly, and she thought that his position was just as strong as Victoria’s. Sally said Victoria would never be able to control Adam, and maybe Adam would be able to find a way to control Victoria.

Adam wanted to know why Sally held her point of view. He asked if she thought he’d protect her job at Newman Fashion. She said she didn’t have an ulterior motive – he asked for her advice, and she was giving it. He clarified that he never asked for her advice. She said that she thought his hurt and anger might blind him to seeing the whole picture. She said that Victoria might be too distracted by rest of her empire to see the advantage Adam had at Newman Media. “You could turn your role into something much bigger,” she said. He told her she was good at pep talks. She asked if he was going to stay.

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Days Update Monday, January 31, 2022

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Chad is at home on the phone with Jennifer, saying this makes no sense because he got a text from Abigail last night, saying she was heading to Boston because there was an emergency with the newspaper and that Jennifer and Jack needed her help to sort it out. Jennifer reveals to him that there is no emergency.

Abigail tells Kristen that she knows that Sarah is here and guesses she stashes all of her kidnapping victims here. Kristen calls Abigail annoying. Abigail asks where Sarah is because people back home are worried sick about her, especially Xander.

Xander gets out of bed and says he knows he doesn’t deserve a woman as strong, beautiful, and loyal as Gwen. Xander asks Gwen to take pity on him as he proposes to her but Gwen says no.

Abigail guesses Kristen had Sarah sent here after she figured out Kristen was pretending to be Susan. Abigail asks why she has kept her here ever since. Kristen talks about her being clever. Abigail says compared to everything else Kristen has done, imitating Susan is nothing. Abigail argues that Kristen is going to prison no matter what while Sarah never did anything to hurt her and doesn’t deserve this. Kristen tells her to shut up because she’s getting on her nerves. Kristen tells Abigail to mind her own damn business. Kristen still has Steve’s phone, which rings with a call from Brady. Abigail asks if she’s going to answer that.

Brady calls Steve, hoping that he’s found Kristen.

Chloe and her father Craig sit in the town square. Craig finishes a drink as Chloe encourages that he has to do this. Craig responds that he doesn’t think he can. Chloe says it can’t come from her, so he has to tell Nancy that he’s gay. Craig calls that not accurate which Chloe questions. Craig argues that he never said he was gay. Chloe argues that he said he’s in love with a man, so the terminology doesn’t matter. Chloe insists that Nancy has a right to know and it has to come from him. Nancy finds them and greets Craig with a kiss. Nancy notes that they both look so serious and asks if everything is okay. Chloe says yeah and she was just about to go. Nancy stops her and says she knows she came here for a terrible reason, but she thinks a higher power wanted her here. Chloe asks why she thinks that. Nancy says after the debacle with Philip, she knew Chloe was in crisis. Nancy remarks that Philip can stay missing, but she thinks she and Craig were meant to be here to help her get back together with Brady. Chloe tries to say it’s not the time but Nancy says she’s going to call Brady to invite him to dinner at the Pub tonight. Chloe stops Nancy and says she will call Brady. Chloe tells Nancy and Craig to go to dinner while she and Brady will meet them for coffee and dessert. Chloe adds that Craig has something he needs to talk to Nancy about. Craig confirms that he does and it is important. Nancy gets excited and guesses he’s finally going to take her on a cruise to Iceland. Chloe wishes Craig luck as he and Nancy walk off together.

Kate goes to the Brady Pub, where Roman notes that she looks pretty intense. Kate informs Roman that EJ was just sentenced to ten years in prison. Roman says that’s good and couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Roman brings up EJ kidnapping Sami and says he deserves 20 years. Kate thinks back to talking with Chad about Lucas kidnapping Sami. Kate reminds Roman that she and EJ were close once. Roman feels Kate and Sami are better off out of the nest of DiMera vipers. Roman says they are together now like Sami and Lucas, so he hopes EJ’s new cellmate has been lonely for a long time. Kate decides to go see how Chad is doing and exits the Pub. Roman wonders what has gotten in to her.

Gwen asks Xander not to be upset. Xander complains that she just turned him down flat. Gwen tells him that she can’t marry him and he really doesn’t want to marry her. Xander argues that he does and asks why else he would get down on one knee. Xander says it’s Gwen that doesn’t want to marry him and guesses that it’s because of Sarah.

Abigail questions Kristen not answering the phone call, assuming that it’s Ava. Abigail then wonders if it’s not Ava. Abigail says maybe it was Ned calling for more money since she and Xander are onto him. Abigail warns Kristen about how much money Maggie is willing to pay to find out where they flew Sarah. Kristen reminds Abigail that she has a gun. Abigail asks how much time she thinks she has before people catch on. Kristen warns her not to push her luck. Abigail asks her again where Sarah is.

Sarah remains locked up in a room, staring out a window.

Chad tries to keep Jennifer calm and assures there must be a reasonable explanation. Chad says he will keep her posted and call as soon as he hears anything from Abigail. Chad says the kids are good and he loves her too as he hangs up. Kate enters and asks Chad if he heard that EJ got sentenced to ten years in prison. Chad doesn’t care. Kate questions him and says that’s a little harsh. Kate says she knows EJ hit on his wife. Chad argues that his wife is the reason why he doesn’t have time to think about EJ or anyone else for that matter. Kate asks what’s going on now. Chad reveals that Abigail has gone missing.

Abigail wants to know what Kristen has done with Sarah. Kristen warns her to shut up and threatens her with the gun. Abigail reminds her that she’s also a DiMera, so if she lays a finger on her, Chad will hunt her to the ends of the earth. Abigail then brings up how Brady would feel about that.

Brady meets Chloe in the town square and says he thought they were meeting at the Pub for dinner with her parents. Chloe explains that she wanted to give her parents some time alone to talk. Brady asks what about. Chloe reveals to Brady that her dad is having an affair. Brady thought it was a misunderstanding. Chloe confirms that Craig has been cheating on Nancy, but that’s not the whole story.

Craig and Nancy go to the Brady Pub. Nancy talks about Pub memories but notes that Craig looks awful and asks if he’s okay. Craig asks if they can go somewhere more private but Nancy says no because they told Chloe that they would meet her and Brady here. Roman comes over to take their order but Nancy notices his bad mood and hopes he’s not still holding a grudge. Roman says he doesn’t feel real warm towards people who used his daughter like they did just to get ahead at work. Craig suggests they should just go but Nancy says no. Nancy apologizes to Roman but understands if he can’t let it go because her kids mean the world to her too. Nancy asks how Carrie and Sami are. Roman says they are good. Nancy says as parents, they are only as happy as their unhappiest child, so they know how he feels because they are here to support Chloe after she’s been through the ringer this year which Roman acknowledges. Nancy mentions Chloe and Brady joining them for dessert later. Nancy wants Chloe to have a normal family life. Roman welcomes them back and says dessert will be on the house. Nancy orders two clam chowders so Roman goes to get it. Nancy tells Craig that under the rough exterior, Roman is a sweet guy. Nancy remarks that in a weird sort of way, Roman sort of reminds her of Craig as he’s sweet but tough and strong while loving his kids and family. Nancy calls Roman a real man, like Craig.

Chad explains to Kate that the DiMera Pilot said someone called Sarah and paid him to fly her and an enormous suitcase out of Salem, with the theory that last month Kristen found out that Abigail and Xander were searching for Sarah, so she conjured up a fake Sarah to throw them off the hunt. Kate reveals that she thinks it’s true because it sounds just like Kristen and it’s what happened to her. Chad says he was so stupid as he listened to Abigail tell him that but he just went and read the kids a story. Kate encourages him not to beat himself up. Chad complains that Abigail told him that she didn’t think it was really Sarah and that the fake Sarah went to the airport. Chad should’ve known that Abigail would have sat and done nothing. Chad wishes he would have went to the airport with her. Kate knows it all sounds preposterous as it happened to her and she still doesn’t believe it. Chad worries about Kristen hurting Abigail. Kate tells him not to go there. Chad wonders where she is and where the hell Sarah is.

Sarah puts a book down and complains that she can’t read anymore as she tosses the book. Sarah wonders how many hours she has stared out the window at the ocean. Sarah laments that she has to get back to the man she loves.

Gwen tells Xander that of course it’s about Sarah as he just spent the last month trying to track her down. Xander says he was trying to make sure she’s okay and now he knows she is, so they can have their lives back. Gwen complains that’s just because Sarah dumped him again. Xander argues that it doesn’t matter because he loves Gwen and wants to be with her. Gwen questions how he expects her to actually believe that. Xander insists that it’s the truth as he kisses her.

Kristen tells Abigail that she doesn’t need to worry how Chad or Brady will feel because they are not going to know about this. Kristen tells Abigail to reflect on the fact that she doesn’t have any power as she’s in absolute control and Abigail will just have to make peace with that. Kristen suggests she eat something for her blood sugar and walks out of the room.

Chloe explains to Brady how she overheard Craig on the phone, minutes after Nancy was going on about what an honest and loyal husband he is. Brady is sorry she had to hear that. Chloe doesn’t know what it’s going to do to Nancy. Brady points out that he’s not the first husband to cheat on his wife. Brady asks if Chloe knows who Craig’s girlfriend is. Chloe then reveals to Brady that her dad has been cheating on her mom with a man. Brady asks if Chloe is telling him that her father is gay.

Craig tells Nancy that there is something he needs to tell her. Nancy asks if he’s alright. Craig says yes. Roman then brings their clam chowder to them. Nancy asks if Craig is sick and that’s what he’s been hiding. Craig says that’s not it. Nancy guesses he is hiding something from her and asks him to just tell her what it is. Craig then admits to Nancy that he is seeing somebody else.

Brady questions Craig being gay. Chloe responds that she doesn’t know as they didn’t exactly discuss the specifics of how he identifies. Chloe cries that Craig is in so much pain as he says he loves Nancy but also says he’s in love with this other guy. Chloe senses that maybe Craig’s been in denial this entire time, but it just feels really new to him. Chloe declares that she doesn’t give a damn about his pain because of what this will do to her mom. Chloe says she told Craig that he has to tell Nancy the truth because she deserves to know the truth. Chloe worries that it’s going to be bad.

Nancy tells Craig that she knew it all this time. Craig says there’s something else he needs to tell her but Nancy tells him to spare her the details. Roman comes over and asks them to keep their voices down. Nancy continues shouting and calls Craig a sleazy little wimp. Craig asks her to go but Nancy refuses to go anywhere with him and calls him a son of a bitch. Nancy then takes her clam chowder and throws it on Craig.

Abigail remarks to herself that Kristen probably poisoned the apple like a witch. Abigail wonders what Kristen gave her and how the hell she gets out of here.

Kate tells Chad that she doesn’t think the phone call proves it wasn’t Kristen in the Sarah mask since she has the technology to fake a phone call. Chad brings up that Abigail said Gwen entered like on cue as if it was all staged. Kate compares it to Stefano and questions Gwen being involved too. Chad recalls Abigail telling him that Gwen was there when she told her parents that she was looking for Sarah and that Gwen freaked out. Chad says Abigail thought Gwen was just trying to keep Xander from going back to Sarah, but wonders what if she knew that Kristen had Sarah. Chad calls it too much of a stretch. Kate disagrees and says they both know Kristen is capable of coercing someone in to helping her. Kate feels Gwen would be open to temptation or blackmail. Chad doesn’t see any connection between Gwen and Kristen. Kate argues that they are exactly alike as far as being vicious and vindictive. Chad thought Gwen had changed. Kate thinks that Abigail is dangerously close to the truth.

Gwen turns away from Xander in tears. Xander asks her to say again that they don’t love each other and argues that she can’t. Xander says they have both kissed a lot of people they don’t love but this kiss was different because they do love each other. Xander asks why not get married so he can do everything he can to make her happy. Gwen responds that he already does. Xander guesses he didn’t do this right by asking her to marry him without a ring. Gwen cries that she doesn’t want a ring. Xander remembers that he does have one and says it’s perfect. Xander retrieves the ring he gave Sarah and offers it to Gwen.

Sarah lays in bed until Kristen knocks on the door, asking to come in. Kristen comes in. Sarah hugs her and says it’s so good to see her. Kristen asks how she’s doing today. Sarah says she doesn’t have to keep asking her that. Kristen says she worries about her. Sarah asks Kristen when she can go home because she can’t keep taking this inside of one room and never going out. Sarah declares that she needs to go home to him as she knows that he misses her as much as she misses him. Kristen repeats to her that it’s just not safe right now, so she needs to stay here so they can protect her. Sarah argues that she can protect herself and him too. Sarah tells Kristen that she knows how much he needs her.

Brady asks Chloe if she ever suspected that Craig was gay. Chloe responds that she doesn’t know and says maybe. Chloe always knew he was different from the other dads but she was fine with that and liked it. Chloe says it was cool that he could talk to guys about sports but also talk to her about opera and Broadway. Chloe just thought she was lucky and so did Nancy.

Craig complains of the chowder being hot. Nancy remarks that she hopes it melts her privates and storms out of the Pub. Roman directs Craig to the men’s room.

Gwen questions why Xander thinks she would want Sarah’s ring. Xander admits it was stupid of him. Gwen calls it insensitive and really hurtful. Xander gets that and says he wasn’t thinking straight. Gwen argues that the last thing she would want is a ring that he intended for Sarah. Xander says he was just caught up in wanting to give her a ring. Xander asks for forgiveness and says when he has the money, he will give her the biggest ring out of her fantasies. Gwen tells him that she doesn’t want a ring as that it is not what this is about. Xander asks why she’s behaving this way and what more he has to do to prove that he would choose her over Sarah, even if Sarah walked in now and begged for him back.

Kate offers Chad a drink but he says he needs to keep a clear head. Chad says the one thing they have to hold on to is that Kristen is a DiMera and Stefano always drummed “family” in to their head. Chad says they can wage war on each other, lie, cheat, and steal from each other, but in the end Kristen isn’t going to hurt Abigail as she wouldn’t do that to their kids, Thomas and Charlotte. Chad doesn’t know where Abigail is, but he knows she’s okay.

Abigail complains about the mansion being on a deserted island. Abigail then finds Steve’s eye patch on the floor underneath the table.

Kate finishes a call with Roman, saying she hopes Craig will be okay and she will see him later. Kate tells Chad that she just wanted to let Roman know that she was going to be a little longer than expected, because they need to figure out together how to go about finding Abigail.

Abigail searches a drawer and finds Steve and Kayla’s drivers licenses, remarking that Kristen has quite a guest list.

Kristen brings Sarah food and says it’s her favorite.

Chloe talks to Brady about how Craig always said he loved Nancy so much, so he couldn’t have been faking that. Nancy approaches and cries to Chloe that her father just told her. Chloe says she’s so sorry. Nancy questions Chloe knowing and not telling her. Chloe argues that she had to hear it from him. Nancy asks if Chloe covered for him and how long. Chloe says she just found out this morning. Nancy says to hell with Craig and complains about there being another woman after the the things she’s done for him. Chloe asks what woman. Craig arrives to try to explain but Nancy yells at him to stay the hell away from her. Chloe tells Nancy that she needs to talk to Craig right now. Craig tells Nancy that they need to go somewhere where he can explain. Nancy asks what else there is to talk about and mocks him being with another woman. Chloe argues that Craig said he would tell her. Craig says he tried to explain but she threw clam chowder on him and stormed off. Nancy asks again what else there is to talk about when her marriage is over and her husband is cheating on her.

Xander questions Gwen not saying anything. Gwen says she’s sorry as she was just a bit triggered. Xander blames himself for even mentioning Sarah in her presence. Xander assures that’s over now and his feelings for Sarah are gone. Xander declares that all the love in his heart is all for Gwen now. Xander knows Sarah is in Gwen’s head but insists that she’s not in his head or heart. Xander repeats that Gwen is the only woman for him and he really believes that he’s the man for her. Gwen says she does too. Gwen then says yes to Xander’s proposal. Xander tells her how happy she’s made him as they kiss and hug.

Sarah declares that it won’t be long before she comes home to her love.

Kate tells Chad to get to the airstrip to see what he can find out while she calls the police to make sure they are there. Chad thanks her for everything. Kate assures that she’s always here for him and Abigail. Chad takes his briefcase and exits the mansion.

Kristen returns to Abigail with dessert and asks if she’d like some peach pie. Abigail tells her that she can choke on her pie. Abigail grabs Kristen’s arm. Kristen warns her to let go but Abigail says not until she tells her what she did to her Uncle Steve and Aunt Kayla, as she reveals the licenses that she found.

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Interview with Benmio McCrea

TV Interview!

Actor Benmio McCrae interviewed by Thane Pullan

Interview with Benmio McCrae of the upcoming movie “The Descendant” by Thane 1/19/22

It was great to interview Benmio. I enjoyed listening to his experiences with plays and world travel.

Thane:   What attracted you to acting?

Benmio:   Well, I started out very young as a kid. I was always kind of hammy, I think, around the house. Growing up, I’m Jewish, and I used to go to Synagogue, and every year we would do these Purim plays. I think that was my first experience being on any kind of a stage. They would take Broadway music and change all the lyrics and to tell the story of Purim. So, that was my first introduction to any kind of performance.

Then, later on, I had a big brother from a big brother program that introduced me to theater. He took me to my very first professional play. It was a play called The Miser by Moliere; it was a farce. It was very funny. I think I was maybe thirteen or something like that. I was pretty young. That play blew my mind. It was amazing [and] so funny, and I think that was it. That was the spark. I was kind of up and running from there.

Then, not too much after that, I ended up at a performing arts high school called Kappa, which is a Philadelphia high school for creative and performing arts. It was really like, if you ever saw the movie Fame, with all the kids performing, that’s exactly what our school was like. It was a real melting pot of kids from all different parts of the city coming together, all different talents, and just [excited] to be there in that environment and learning all different arts. I was a dance – well, actually, I was a theater major, and then I ended up having as much dance as I did theater. So, that was my introduction, really, in high school. It started in high school.

Thane:  You’ve been an actor, director, and producer. Would you direct or produce another project?

Benmio:   Absolutely. I’m really focused on on the acting thing right now, but I enjoy directing and producing. I definitely help a lot of colleagues with their projects. We did a family project called Aquarium. Our kid wrote the script and was in it. Jordan Phillips, he’s a Carnegie Mellon grad. Then, my wife produced that, and I directed, so we kind of shared all the creative duties on that project. That was really exciting, because we got to premiere at Slam Dance, and, ultimately, we took it to Cannes and around the festival circuit in Europe. It was a whole lot of fun.

I really love the creative process in general. Making movies and television is, I think, a privilege. You get to play in a big sandbox every day with a lot of other creative people in making this visual art and art that can heal people and move people. It’s really something. So, I really value what we’re able to do and in cinema and theater.

Thane:  You said in a previous interview that you felt blessed to be a part of an emotional episode of 911. What did you like about that experience?

Benmio:   Well, that was based on [this] heart wrenching situation where there’s an accident, and there’s a confusion with two girls, one who they thought was brain dead and the other one they thought was alive, and then the episode ended up being a reverse situation. So, it was a heart wrenching situation for the parents, particularly, you know, thinking that your kid is alive and then discovering your kid has succumbed to the injuries, and it was a flip flop for the two families. So, it was very, very emotional. The day that I was filming, I was playing the doctor. By the time they got to my scene, everybody had been basically cried out the whole day. It’s very emotional, and I think all the actors in this, in all the various scenes – I know the actors playing the parents just were touched deeply by the subject matter. So, again, that’s one of those situations where you get to tell a very real meaningful story, and hopefully you do it justice.

Thane:  Do other actors give you tips on how to get parts, and if so, can you share any with us?

Benmio:   Sure. I occasionally will recommend colleagues or people for parts, if I know someone’s looking for a particular actor, or if I know someone who’s going to be particularly good for a role. I have no problems recommending friends or even actors that I don’t necessarily know that well, but I know their work, recommend them. It’s happened in reverse as well, but in terms of really how to get parts, it depends. I mean, everything really does come through the agents for the most part. So, you’re somewhat waiting on auditions, but you can reach out. If you know about a project, you can reach out to directors; you can reach out to casting agents. That’s really the best way is making yourself known, so that people have an opportunity to see your work. So, if it’s not in something that’s already mainstream, you can get your stuff out there on smaller projects. Film Festival films are very good vehicles for getting seen and notice and getting your work seen. The key is really just having people aware of you. I think that’s the biggest thing. So, whatever you can do to to generate exposure, particularly for the work, that’s a good thing.

Thane:  If you could choose, which kinds of roles would you play?

Benmio:   That’s a good question. I’ve done a little bit of both dramatic and a little bit of comedy. I think comedy scares me a little bit more, because I think I’ve done it less, but the times where I have done comedy, and I really like it, I just really focus in on the filmmaker, the director, what they want in the scene. I just have to kind of allow myself to be a vehicle for that vision between the writer and the director and just trust as far as comedy, because I don’t myself know what’s particularly funny. I can’t really see myself in the scene, but the times where I’ve been able to do comedy and really commit to what they want, it’s really paid off. That’s been great. So, I’d say I’m drawn more to dramatic roles. I play a lot of doctors and cops particularly, but that’s not to say that there aren’t funny cops or funny doctors either.

Thane:  If you could work with anybody who would the person be?

Benmio:   So many good actors out there these days. Denzel, Ben Kingsley, [unintelligible], Ruth Negga. There’s just a lot of actors that I admire, and I don’t necessarily have a short list of any particular one that I’ve been dying to work with, but I respect the work in general, and I hope I get to work with all of the mainstream actors that are out there.

Thane:  How has the pandemic affected your career?

Benmio:   Well, it’s certainly slowed things down in a certain sense. The auditioning has changed quite a bit, because everything is kind of via self tapes, because you get your audition, you get the script, and then you kind of have to tape yourself at home, and that’s the first step. So, that’s very different.

So, at the beginning of the pandemic, that was a big shift for everybody in the industry, and then everybody kind of had to make space in their homes and get equipment, lights whatnot, to be prepared for that. So, I’d say that was the biggest shift in the industry.

But the past year actually has been fruitful, being able to work on a number of projects. I got to work with my wife on a commercial. It’s a Cologuard commercial that’s running now quite a bit, and we’re in it together. That was shot during the pandemic. So, that was kind of exciting and fun.

I remember I did an episode of Good Treble, and it was one of my first, I guess, roles back to work in the midst of the pandemic, and I just felt so awkward, because there was that long period of time where nobody really touched anybody. We didn’t touch each other. So, I remember like from the first moment on set, one of the actors wanted to shake hands in the scene, and it was just very awkward to just touch and to be touched in the midst of pandemic. We’ve gotten over that, but that first one was really fun. It was really interesting, I’ll say.

Thane:  You have acted in both plays and screen productions. Are plays more difficult, since you only have one take?

Benmio:   Well, I mean, it’s not necessarily one take; it’s one continuous performance, but the thing about theater is you’re doing in front of a live audience. It’s very alive, and you have a much longer rehearsal period, whereas on television, sometimes you don’t even get rehearsal. You get a little bit of rehearsal on set, or maybe you’ll get a day to rehearse, or if you’re lucky, maybe a week to rehearse on a big project, but in a theatre production, you will typically get maybe almost a month to rehearse. That’s a long time to kind of create and craft the characters. You kind of really have an opportunity to get it really into your bones. So, it’s totally different. I think everyone starts on stage, and some people will continue to have good stage careers in addition to their film careers; particularly, a lot of the Brits do, and I do admire those who are able to kind of go back and forth. That’d be great.

Thane:  You’ve been a world traveler, what are your favorite places to visit?

Benmio:   Well, I always say I’m a city kid, and [I’m] really drawn to the bigger cities. I like them, because they remind me of home. So, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, London. But if I had to pick maybe [a few] favorites, maybe right now, I would say, Rome, Paris, [and] London. I haven’t been to any of the Asian countries yet. That’s a to do list.

Thane:  Can you tell us about any upcoming projects you’re involved in and what they are about?

Benmio:   That’s a good question. I have three, Apple, Amazon and Sony Pictures, but I can’t actually talk about them yet. So, unfortunately, there’s not much I can say about them, other than, hopefully, they’ll be coming out soon, because I don’t have any release dates either. 911 was, I guess, my last released project, and so hopefully I’ll hear within the next month or so one of the release dates on one of the projects. The feature film for Sony is expected I think maybe towards the end of 2022. So, hopefully the studio will step up and make some sort of advanced announcement and release a teaser, so I can start talking about it.

Thane:  How can people find you on social media?

Benmio:   My website is the best place to get me, benmio.com, and I kind of keep it updated with all the stuff that’s up and coming.

Thane:  This is the end of the interview. Thank you, Benmio.

Benmio:   Thane, it’s been a real pleasure, and I thank you for having me on your interview. I appreciate it. You be well and Happy New Year. Thank you, sir. Take care!

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Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com


Benmio McCrea is an actor and producer, known for Bosch (2014), Aquarium (2015) and Criminal Minds (2005).

He has new movies coming out in 2022 via Sony Pictures and Amazon.

Previous interviews: The Philadelphia Weekly and The Official Black Magazine

His website, Instagram and IMDB

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 31, 2022

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Abby wanted Kristen to tell her where Sarah was. Kristen wanted her to mind her business. Kristen’s phone started ringing and Abby wanted to know if she was going to answer it. Chloe told Craig that he could tell Nancy that he’s gay. She said it couldn’t come from her. Craig said that wasn’t accurate. She said he told her that he was in love with another man. It didn’t matter what the terminology was. She said it had to come from her. Nancy arrived when Chloe said she had to leave. Nancy stopped her to tell her that a higher power wanted her there. She said that she knew Chloe was in crisis. She said they were there to help her get back together with Brady. Nancy wanted to tell Brady to meet them at the pub. Chloe wanted her to stop. She said she would call Brady and wanted them to meet her for dinner. Chloe told her that Craig had something to tell her. Nancy thought she knew what he wanted to say. They left the table. Xander proposed to Gwen, but she turned him down. He was upset and Gwen wanted to know why he was mad. He said that she turned him down when he asked her to marry him. Abby wondered why Kristen wouldn’t answer her phone. She asked her who was on the phone. Kristen reminded her that she had a gun so she needed to stop asking so many questions. Kate told Chad that EJ was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Chad didn’t care. He told her Abby was missing. Abby told Kristen that she wanted to know what happened to Sarah. Kristen threatened to shoot her. Abby reminded her that she was a DiMera. Kristen said it was by marriage only. Abby said Chad would hunt her down and kill her. She said Brady wouldn’t like it either. Chloe ran into Brady. She told him her father was having an affair.

Chad told Kate about Abby’s theory. Kate thought the theory was good. He was upset for not believing the theory. Kate told him not to beat himself up. He said he should have known she went to the airport. He said he should have believed her. Gwen told Xander it was about Sarah for why she turned down the proposal. She said he spent the last month looking for her. He said he needed to know that Sarah was okay. Gwen said it was because she dumped him. He said he loved her. She wanted to know how she was supposed to believe him. He said it was the truth. Kristen told Abby that he wanted her to realize she was in control. Chloe told Brady that she overheard Craig talking on the phone with his lover. She told him that her father was cheating on her mother with a man. Brady asked if her father was gay. Craig told Nancy that he was seeing someone else. She was upset when he told her he was having an affair. He wanted to go and talk, but she didn’t want to go. Kristen went to see Sarah. Sarah told her she wanted to go home to Xander. Kristen told her they needed to protect her. Sarah said she was a grown woman. She said she needed to get back to the man she loved. Brady asked Chloe if she suspected that Craig was gay. She said she might have. She told him about the way Craig was with her. Chad told Kate that Kristen was a DiMera. He said they could lie, cheat and steal from each other, but they wouldn’t hurt each other. He said she wouldn’t hurt Abby. He said he had to find her.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 28, 2022

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Johnny called the judge to thank him for finding his father guilty. Belle apologized to EJ for letting him down. He said he knew he was too arrogant to listen to her. He regretted taking the stand. He thanked her for believing in him when his family didn’t. Later, they returned and EJ screamed. He couldn’t believe he would be wasting his life at Statesville for 10 years. She wanted to help him avoid the press. He wanted her to go be with Shawn. He said he needed time to himself before he went to prison. She wanted to wait for him in the hallway. He insisted that she leave. Belle figured out that he planned on escaping. He realized it was better for her not to know anything. She told him that he would never see his kids again if he ran. EJ finally agreed not to escape. He decided to trust her. Belle vowed to clear his name. Chad texted Abby because he thought she was in Boston with her parents. Gwen texted Chad back with Abby’s phone. Kristen dragged a heavy black bag into a room. She said that Ava and Gwen owed her big time. Johnny found Chad alone and told him about Abby leaving without saying goodbye to him or the kids. Johnny hoped she made it back home in time to film the movie. Chad was shocked he was still filming it. He told him about TR and he threatened him. He also told him how much he wanted to film the movie. Chad didn’t think it was a good idea to film the movie. Chad offered to take over his shares of DiMera while he was shooting the movie. Johnny was sure he could handle running DiMera and filming his movie. He tried to turn Chad against EJ, but he had sympathy for his brother. Chad found out that EJ was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Chad couldn’t believe it, but Johnny thought he got what he deserved.

Chad walked out of the living room after the things Johnny said about EJ. He called Jennifer to ask about Abby. Jennifer told Chad that Abby wasn’t there. Kristen dragged Abby into a room on an island. Abby grabbed her head when she woke up. Kristen told her that she wasn’t at the DiMera mansion. She said she was on a deserted island. Abby tried to get up and leave but she woozy. Kristen grabbed her gun to stop Abby from leaving. Abby recapped what happened to her. She knew Kristen did something to Sarah. She wanted to know where she was. Xander heard Gwen on the phone with Ava. He heard her mention Kristen. He wanted to know why she was talking about her. She was able to cover her tracks and he believed her. He apologized for canceling their trip to look for Sarah. Gwen apologized for overreacting to him looking for Sarah. They had sex with each other and proposed to her. Sarah appeared in the same type of house as Abby.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Nicole went to Rafe’s house to talk about his arrest. Ava wanted to believe he was set up but she remembered that he didn’t believe her when she was accused of a crime. She wondered why she should believe him. Nicole didn’t know what she was talking about. Ava told her that Rafe accused her of attacking her bear. Ava talked about how she would have handled things back in the day. She assured Nicole that she’s a good person now. She said she’d never believe that her best friend would go after her man. She added that she was staying away from Rafe for now so that her past connections don’t mess up his case. Shawn wanted to make things right with Rafe after arresting him. Rafe knew he was doing his job. Shawn believed he was being framed. He just couldn’t get the connection between the accusers. Shawn wanted to know if Rafe still thought Ava was the one who set him up. Rafe has seen her be sweet on the surface but plot behind his back. Shawn was willing to check out Ava’s connection to the men who accused him. Rafe warned him to be careful doing it. Nicole arrived just as Shawn was leaving. She told Rafe that she saw Ava and thought she was guilty.

Paulina yelled at TR and told him to stay away from her. He promised not to hurt her. She said it was too late for that. She wanted to know why he was there. He told her that he changed his name and that he was a film producer now. He said that she might know one of his filmmakers. He told her about Johnny. She was upset at the idea of his name being said. She said he was the one who broke her daughter’s heart.  TR was surprised she had a daughter. She said her daughter had nothing to do with him. She told him that she had Chanel years after they broke up. Paulina lied and said she was her only child. He knew what he did to her was unforgivable, but he said he wasn’t that man anymore. She said he would never change. He wanted to take her out to dinner, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him. Lani arrived and wanted to make sure everything was okay. Chloe overheard Craig call someone sweetheart on the phone. She waited for him to get off the phone so she could confront him. She accused him of cheating on Nancy. Craig admitted that he did cheat on her. He told her that he was cheating on her with a man. Chloe was confused and asked him if he was gay. He said he loved Nancy, but he was attracted to men. He said if that made him gay, then he was gay. He talked to her about the man he met and how they had great chemistry together. He never meant to hurt Nancy. Chloe told him that he had to end the relationship. He said he couldn’t because he’s in love.

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  • ABC The Rookie: Fight or Flight (1/30) Show More
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    Guest starring is Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorson, Arjay Smith as James Murray and Jay Hunter as Officer Gil Webb.
    “Fight or Flight” was written by Brynn Malone and directed by Lanre Olabisi. Promo
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    “La Madrugada (Day Break)” – Joe faces different challenges as Mateo threatens to expose his past while Margaret conspires to obstruct his future. Carmen supports Veronica in a time of need, and Lettie is no longer able to ignore Junior’s misbehavior. Meanwhile, Carlos, Juana and Billy find time for a little fun while adjusting to their new lives on a new episode of “Promised Land,” airing MONDAY, JAN. 31 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. This episode will have a special early debut on Hulu on TUESDAY, JAN. 25.
    “La Madrugada (Day Break)” was written by Matt Lopez and directed by Edward Ornelas. Promo
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    “Gifted Program” was written by Jordan Temple and directed by Matt Sohn. Promo
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    DIRECTED BY: Rob Greenlea Promo
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    WRITTEN BY: Wendy West
    DIRECTED BY: Ludovic Littee Promo
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    DIRECTED BY: Kate Woods  Promo
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    “The Killer Inside” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
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  • The CW 4400 – Monday, January 31 Show More
    “You Only Meant Well” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
    TEMPERS FLARE – While Shanice (Brittany Adebomola) helps to prepare the Bois Blanc for a celebration, others are preparing for war. LaDonna (Khailah Johnson) returns to the hotel and we learn what she has experienced out in the real world and what she knows about the 44orum. After a disturbing incident, Hayden (AMARR) realizes the comfort of Kaminsky home may not be what is safest for everyone. Jharrell (Joseph David-Jones) reunites with his brother but is Manny (guest star Calvin Seabrooks) to be trusted and what is his connection to Claudette (Jaye Ladymore)? Meanwhile, an unfortunate misunderstanding might prove fatal for one of the 4400. The series also stars TL Thompson, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, Cory Jeacoma, and Autumn Best. Daniel Willis directed the episode written by Jackie Decembly (#111). Original airdate 1/31/2022. Every episode of 4400 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. Promo
  • The CW Superman & Lois – Tuesday, February 1 Show More
    “The Inverse Method” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
    JENNA DEWAN (“SUPERGIRL”) GUEST STARS – Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) are on a mission to find Lois’ sister Lucy (guest star Jenna Dewan) and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin) become more and more unsettled as Clark’s (Tyler Hoechlin) painful visions continue. Meanwhile, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Kyle (Erik Valdez) and Sarah (Inde Navarette) share a family breakfast and discuss Sarah’s upcoming quinceanera. Lastly, Natalie (Tayler Buck) and her father (Wole Parks) share a bonding moment. Dylan Walsh and also stars. The episode was directed by Melissa Hickey and written by Jai Jamison & Andrew N. Wong (#204). Original airdate 2/1/2022. Every episode of SUPERMAN & LOIS 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. Promo
  • The CW Naomi – Tuesday, February 1 Show More
    “Enigma” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    THE BALANCING ACT – Naomi (Kaci Walfall) discovers more about her past, but she must come to terms with all the secrets that have been kept from her… and who has been keeping them. And as the newly empowered teen continues her training with Dee (Alexander Wraith) and finds the courage to confront Zumbado (Cranston Johnson), she must balance her super-life with her school life when Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones), Anthony (Will Meyers) and Jacob (Aidan Gemme) push Naomi to campaign for Class President. Also starring Barry Watson, Mouzam Makkar, Daniel Puig, Camila Moreno, and guest starring Stephanie March. Neema Barnette directed the episode written by Stephanie Coggins (#104). Original airdate 2/1/2022. Every episode of NAOMI 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. Promo
    “Rage Against the Machines” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    INFILTRATING – With some help from an unexpected person, the Legends break a fixed point, creating an aberration that will attract the Evil Waverider. The Legends are soon shocked at who has been hunting them and Sara (CaityLotz) tries to negotiate which doesn’t go as planned. Seemingly out of options, Gwyn (Matt Ryan) rises to the occasion by using his military experience and hatches a stealth plan. Meanwhile, Gary (Adam Tsekhman) helps Astra (Olivia Swann) realize what she is side lining Gideon (Amy Pemberton) from the mission. Nick Zano, Jes Mccallan, Tala Ashe, Olivia Swann, LissethChavez and Shayan Sobhian also star. Jes Macallan directed the episode written by Mark Bruner & Mercedes Valle (#711). Original airdate 2/2/2022. Promo
  • The CW Batwoman – Wednesday, February 2 Show More
    “Broken Toys” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, SV) (HDTV)
    DYNAMIC DUOS – Just when it seems things can’t get worse… Batwoman’s (Javicia Leslie) identity is once again at risk of being exposed, and some of Gotham’s most villainous unite. Sophie (Meagan Tandy) joins Luke (Camrus Johnson) on a mission and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) gets into Mary’s (Nicole Kang) head. Also starring Robin Givens and Nick Creegan. Camrus Johnson directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams (#311). Original airdate 2/3/2022. Every episode of BATWOMAN 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. Promo
  • Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs – Friday, February 4, 8:00PM Show More
    “It’s About Time”
    Griffin enlists Daisy to see what Topher is hiding, and Harper’s encounter with a judge sets in motion a deception that changes the course of The Tremont forever. TV-PG Promo
  • Epix Brittannia – Sunday, January 30, 9:00PM Show More
    Episode 3
    Aulus hears Widicus’s concerns about the behaviour of the new arrivals. Cait and Antedia continue their partnership. 
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Monday, January 31 Show More
    “9-1-1: LONE STAR” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    Grace is caught in the ice storm as she goes into labor, and Judd, Owen and Tommy race to find her in the all-new “Push” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-308) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Lisa Edelstein as Gwyn; Julie Benz as Sadie; Billy Burke as Billy
  • FOX THE CLEANING LADY – Monday, January 31 Show More
    “THE CLEANING LADY” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    Lou Diamond Phillips (“Prodigal Son”) and his Daughter, Gracie Phillips, Make Guest-Star Appearances
    Facing a heartbreaking setback with Luca’s treatment, Thony desperately takes matters into her own hands. But when a potential donor refuses to participate, she turns to Arman for help, who escalates the situation to get results. Meanwhile, Garrett makes a risky demand of Thony, pushing her deeper into moral ambiguity in the all-new “Kabayan” episode of THE CLEANING LADY airing Monday, Jan. 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (CLD-104) (TV-D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips as Joe Fabroa, Jay Mohr as Councilman Eric Knight, Ivan Shaw as Marco, Daniel Lissing as Brandon, Eva De Dominici as Nadia, Liza Weil as Asac Katherine Russo, Dan Davidson as Wyatt Jennings, Jessica Delgado as Lexi Torres/Aerial Dancer, Kathryn Smith-McGlynn as Elaine Moore, Esodie Geiger as Renee Lawson, Harold Fisch as Carlos, Kenneth Maharaj as Dr. Ramtej, Lex Lotito as Unicorn Girl, Gracie Phillips as Grace
  • FOX THE RESIDENT – Tuesday, February 1 Show More
    **WINTER PREMIERE**–“THE RESIDENT” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    Guest-Starring Conrad Ricamora (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
    A case turns personal for Conrad when the donor recipient of Nic’s heart is admitted to the ER. Bell is faced with a devastating diagnosis that causes him to make a heartbreaking decision. Meanwhile, the Raptor asks Devon to include his ailing mother in his clinical trial, causing Devon to face a major dilemma in the all-new “Her Heart” winter premiere episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-511) (TV-14 L, S, V)
    Guest Cast: Tasso Feldman as Irving Feldman; Denitra Isler as Ellen Hundley; Vince Foster as Paul Chu; Kaley Ronayne as Dr. Kindcaid Sullivan; Summer Selby as Carol Austin; Remington Blaire Evans as GiGi Hawkins; Conrad Ricamore as Dr. Jake Wong; Chedi Chang as Sammie; Kiah Alexandria Clingman as Hannah Pierce; Alan Aisenberg as Zach Brooks
  • FOX CALL ME KAT – Thursday, February 3 Show More
    “CALL ME KAT” – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Kat pushes Max to enter a jingle contest being held at the Middle C to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, Carter doesn’t know how to react when Randi puts nail polish on his son in the all-new “Call Me Your Biggest Fan” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, Feb. 3 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KAT-205) (TV-14 D, L)
    Guest Cast: Caleb Kirlew as C.J.; Karen Huie as Chloe; Brie Eley as Joyce
  • FOX PIVOTING – Thursday, February 3 Show More
    “PIVOTING” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Sarah, Amy and Jodie’s made-up annual holiday, “D-Day,” celebrates a major moment from Beverly Hills, 90210. Jodie clings to every aspect of the tradition, despite Coleen’s absence. Meanwhile, Amy attempts to use the holiday as a day of respite from her family and Sarah worries she’s too old to get back into the dating scene in the all-new “D-Day” episode of Pivoting, airing Thursday, February 3 (9:31-10:00 PM ET) on FOX. (PIV-105) (TV-14 D, L, S)
  • Freeform Grown-ish – Thursday, February 3, 10:00PM Show More
    “Movin’ Different”
    After experiencing a hit-and-run, Ana is faced with a political and ethical dilemma, which leads her to seek advice from an unlikely source. Aaron is hounded by a freshman student who wants to see him make something special of their midnight class. Doug and Kiela experience a new obstacle in their relationship. Promo
  • Freeform Single Drunk Female – Thursday, February 3, 10:30PM Show More
    “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”
    Sam faces her hardest challenge yet: avoiding alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day when Brit gives her the chance to rekindle a friendship. James teams up with Mindy to track down his lost keys while battling his own St. Patrick’s Day temptations. Promo
  • HBO Euphoria – Sunday, January 30, 9:00PM Show More
    You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can
    At Maddy’s birthday party, relationships are celebrated and questioned. Meanwhile, Jules turns to Elliot for advice and Cal takes a trip down memory lane. Promo
  • HBO The Righteous Gemstones – Sunday, January 30, 10:00PM Show More
    Episode 5: “Interlude II”
    Christmas, 1993. While Eli (John Goodman) considers a tempting offer from an old friend, Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) crashes the Gemstones’ celebrations.
    Written by Danny McBride & John Carcieri & Jeff Fradley; Directed by David Gordon Green 
  • HBO Somebody Somewhere – Sunday, January 30, 10:30PM Show More
    Egg Shells
    Sam and Joel embark on a covert mission to uncover the source of her brother-in-law Rick’s sudden windfall. Then, choir practice provides Sam with the courage and clarity to share mounting concerns about her mother Mary Jo with her father Ed. Promo
  • HBO The Gilded Age – Monday, January 31, 9:00PM Show More
    Money Isn’t Everything
    Tom Raikes visits New York as Peggy seeks legal advice, Oscar van Rhijn homes in on Gladys Russell and drama rips through a charity bazaar. Promo
  • HBO HOW I MET YOUR FATHER – Tuesday, February 1, 10:00PM Show More
    Dirty Thirty
    Sophie discovers that hosting her thirtieth birthday party is almost as stressful as turning thirty. Jesse and Ellen struggle to relate as siblings. Val and Charlie spice things up. Sid shows off a new piece of bling. Promo
  • Lifetime SINGLE BLACK FEMALE – Saturday, February 5, 9:00PM Show More
    Reeling from the death of her beloved father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin), is ready to move forward with her life as she tries to land the new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. When she hires a new assistant, Simone (Amber Riley), the two quickly become close friends as Simone moves in next door and completely immerses herself in Monica’s life. But underneath her sweet exterior, Simone harbors a dark secret and as time goes on cracks in her façade begin to appear. Monica decides to sever ties once and for all with Simone, but Simone has other plans and is determined to take over Monica’s life for good. K. Michelle also stars. Promo
  • LMN THE WRONG HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART – Friday, February 4, 8:00PM Show More
    When Danielle (Mea Wilkerson) reunites with her high school sweetheart Danny (Alex Trumble), she’s shocked to learn how far he’s willing to go to keep their high school memories, and their relationship, alive. Promo
    01/31/2022 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Monday) : When their mom, Bobbi, decides to sell the family home, Kenan and Gary must clear the basement of their childhood memorabilia, leading Gary to evaluate his goals in life. TV-PG Promo  
    01/31/2022 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : Kenan, Gary, Mika, Tami and Phil head to Miami for some fun, but with love in the air they find a lot of trouble. Rick and Loretta stay home to take care of the girls, but things don’t go as smoothly as they should. TV-PG  Promo
    02/01/2022 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Tuesday) : The executives realize a Payne vehicle may have a faulty part and debate whether to issue a recall. TV-14   
    02/01/2022 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : TV-14 – TBA
    02/01/2022 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : Kevin visits the construction site. Malik and Deja share controversial news at dinner. TV-PG Promo
  • Netflix FINDING OLA – Thursday, February 3 Show More
    After a life-altering event, Ola embarks on a journey of self-discovery while dealing with the challenges of raising two children and making ends meet. Promo
  • Own Kings Of Napa – Tuesday, February 1, 8:00PM Show More
    Dear Wine People
    Bridgette learns someone is also extorting Shawn & Sean, Quincy suspects Otis is the extortionist, and past family issues rise to the surface during a photoshoot for Dana. Promo
  • PBS All Creatures Great And Small – Sunday, January 30, 9:00PM Show More
      Many Happy Returns
      Tristan works out how to make clients happy but then gets bad news. James and Helen have a heart-to-heart. Promo
    • PBS Vienna Blood – Sunday, January 30, 10:00PM Show More
      The Devil’s Kiss, Part 2
      Oskar instigates a surveillance operation to catch the assassin and uncovers an intricate foreign plot. Can Max and Oskar defuse the scheme in time to save innocent lives? Meanwhile, Max’s personal life faces yet more complications. Promo
    • Showtime BILLIONS – Sunday, January 30, 9:00 PM Show More
      Lyin’ Eyes
      Prince instructs the trading floor on a new play but is met with skepticism. Taylor and Wendy try to nail down Prince’s intentions, while Wags struggles to hide a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Chuck decides to go after the entire billionaire class, first tackling the plight of the New York City doormen. Promo
    • Starz POWER Book II: Ghost – Sunday, January 30, 8:00PM Show More
      A Fair Fight?
      Tariq’s fate lies in the hands of Tate; Monet’s choices feel out of her control; she must rely on Mecca to help salvage the pieces of her family; Mecca plays his hand to put Monet right where he wants her. Promo
    • Syfy / USA Network RESIDENT ALIEN – Wednesday, February 2, 9:00PM Show More
      The Wire
      Harry has a plan to save Asta and himself but he must first attend the Sheriff’s poker game. Promo
    • Syfy / USA Network ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD – Wednesday, February 2, 10:00PM Show More
      A monster attacks bullies at school; Astrid and Lilly choose between joining her and defeating her. Promo
    • TBS American Dad – Monday, January 31, 10:00PM Show More
      “Dressed Down” – Airing Monday, January 31, 2022 – When Stan doesn’t feel confident in anything but his suits, Roger assumes a fashion designer persona to craft him a life-changing new wardrobe. Hayley and Jeff raise chickens in the back yard.  Promo
    • TNT Claws – Sunday, January 30, 9:00PM Show More
      “Chapter Nine: Wrath”
      With the crew in shambles and the threat of the DEA looming, Desna plots an exit strategy for herself and her girls. Her plans are accelerated after Bryce kills Tony in a jealous rage and then confesses it to Uncle Daddy. Promo
    • TNT Snowpiercer – Monday, January 31, 9:00PM Show More
      “The Last to Go”
      Layton goes on the hunt, as Wilford works to boost morale. The resistance discovers a threat that could undermine everything they’ve worked for. Promo
    • UP Tv LOVE & WHERE TO FIND IT – Sunday, January 30, 7:00PM Show More
      Two local coffee shop business owners despise each other in real life, but fall in love while unknowingly sending each other messages through a dating app on their friends’ behalf. Promo



    • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3212 (1/30) Show More
      “3212” – On an all-new episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” a woman is dared to eat a hot pepper sandwich with scorching results; a boy compares his newborn sibling to a “little cockroach”; and star of Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson, joins Alfonso to help introduce a set of hilarious clips that take place in schools, SUNDAY, JAN. 30 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG).
    • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Von Miller, Ali Wentworth and Laverne Cox (1/30) Show More
      “Von Miller, Ali Wentworth and Laverne Cox” – Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a star-studded spin on America’s Game® and 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. The season finale episode airs SUNDAY, JAN. 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
      This episode’s celebrity contestants include Von Miller (playing for Von’s Vision Foundation), Ali Wentworth (playing for Good+Foundation) and Laverne Cox (playing for Trans Justice Funding Project, an Initiative of the Tides Center).
    • ABC Supermarket Sweep: 280 Pounds of Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal (1/30) Show More
      “280 Pounds of Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal”– Three-time Emmy® nominee and comedienne Leslie Jones is back with a stockpile of groceries and more good times on the season finale of “Supermarket Sweep” airs SUNDAY, JAN. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
      “2604” – Shrimp-gate boils over into another week! Clayton takes it upon himself to pull Shanae and Elizabeth aside in an attempt to settle their dispute, but when the two become heated, frustration mounts and he cancels the cocktail party. Will the two bitter rivals survive the rose ceremony, or will both be sent packing? Then, for the first time in two years, “The Bachelor” jet sets around the globe on the journey to find love! At their first destination – Houston, Texas, Clayton gets a surprise visit from his best friend before his one-on-one date, where it’s time for a downhome Texas-style family barbecue followed by a surprise musical performance from country band Restless Road. Later, one woman overhears the others plotting to get her sent home, so stakes are especially high when the ladies are split into two teams for the Bachelor Bowl football classic on their group date. Special guests Jonathan Greenard and Kamu Grugier-Hill of the NFL’s Houston Texans coach the ladies, while legendary sports anchor Hannah Storm joins Jesse Palmer in the broadcast booth to provide some sidesplitting commentary. The intensity on the field is no joke as the winners will go to the after-party with Clayton while the losers go home. Nobody is laughing when a controversial woman on the losing team does some party crashing, leading to the most explosive confrontation of the season! “The Bachelor” airs MONDAY, JAN. 31 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.
    • ABC Judge Steve Harvey: Let’s Not Drag Me Into This (2/1) Show More
      “Let’s Not Drag Me Into This” – Steve Harvey serves as the judge, jury and star, and must rule on various cases in his courtroom based on some good old common sense. In the first case, parents sue their son for home property damage while shooting social media videos. In the second case, two drag queens face off when one alleges that the other never returned dresses that were loaned to her, causing emotional distress. In the third case, a husband sues his wife of 41 years for the value of his treasured sports jersey that he says his wife intentionally destroyed on “Judge Steve Harvey,” TUESDAY, FEB. 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
    • ABC The Chase: Who’s On The Menu? (2/2) Show More
      Airing Wednesday, February 02, 2022 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC.
      “Who’s On The Menu?” – Mark “The Beast” Labbett returns as the chaser with three new hopefuls ready to face off against him in a race against the clock.
    • ABC Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising (2/3) Show More
      Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising – Airing Thursday, February 03, 2022 (8:00 PM) on ABC. – Exploring how Black actresses, a historically overlooked and under-valued group in Hollywood, have in recent years begun to ascend to the top echelons of entertainment and American culture…
    • ABC Soul of a Nation Presents: X / o n e r a t e d – The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice (2/3) Show More
      Soul of a Nation Presents: X / o n e r a t e d – The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice – Airing Thursday, February 03, 2022 (9:00 PM) on ABC. – Profiling Muhammad Abdul Aziz, a man who was wrongfully convicted of Malcolm X’s assassination. Featuring the first TV interview with Aziz since his exoneration, conducted by ABC News..
      20/20 Airing Friday, February 04, 2022 (9:01 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC. – ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Presents Two-Hour Program on Diane Downs, a Mother Who Shot Her Three Children Possibly Due to Her Infatuation With a Married Man
      ‘20/20’ Has Rare Interview With Diane’s Youngest Child, Born While Diane Was in Prison and Adopted by Another Family
      ABC News’ “20/20” reports on the crimes of Diane Downs, who shot her three young children in her car, seriously injuring two and killing one. Her alleged motive was her infatuation with a married man, who said he had no interest in being a father to anyone’s children. Diane captured the nation’s attention as the story made headlines and became a bestselling book and a two-part TV series starring Farrah Fawcett, both titled “Small Sacrifices.” Diane’s youngest child, Becky Babcock, who was born while Diane was incarcerated and adopted by another family, spoke to “20/20” in a rare interview. In the two-hour “20/20,” Becky opened up about her adoption, learning the truth about her mother, letters from her mother in prison and life now, including raising her teenage son. “20/20” airs Friday, Feb. 4 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 3/22/19)
      ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EST on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.
    • ABC NBA Countdown Presented by Papa John’s (2/5) Show More
      NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME Airing Saturday, February 05, 2022 (8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST) on ABC. Bold opinions, discussion and debate centered on the top storylines from around the NBA. Maria Taylor hosts with analysts Jalen Rose and Jay Williams
    • ABC NBA Saturday Primetime: “New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers” (2/5) Show More
      NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME Airing Saturday, February 05, 2022 (8:30 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC
      “Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors”
    • Bravo The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City – Sunday, January 30, 9:00PM Show More
      Cinco De Mayhem Preview As the Zion trip continues, the women head out for a day of horseback riding, ATVing and spa treatments; but the lingering doubt over whether Meredith held a memorial for her father continues. Jen hosts a Cinco De Mayo celebration where Jennie finds herself at odds with Mary yet again. And when Meredith defends Mary, a distraught Lisa goes off.
    • Bravo The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Tuesday, February 1, 8:00PM Show More
      Smoke, Mirrors and Foggy Diamonds
      Teresa throws a kickoff to the Summer Party that instantly becomes drama filled when an unsettling video leaks about Luis. Margaret later finds herself revealing a shocking secret about Jennifer to the ladies, while the on-going family feud between the Gorgas and the Giudices is reignited.
    • Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County – Wednesday, February 3, 9:00PM Show More
      Sweat, Lies, and Pornography
      As Cabo heats up and truths are revealed, the ladies struggle to keep their cool. Emily looks inward for answers, while Jen’s pain pushes her to emotional limits. As Heather looks at properties, Gina questions whether her investment in Noella is worth the cost. And despite Shannon’s efforts to keep the peace, she only stokes the fire more, causing an explosive chain of events.
    • CBS MINUTES – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      1/30/22 (Su.) 7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes Presents – “60 MINUTES PRESENTS” TWO SPECIAL HOURS OF MUSIC AND WILDLIFE ON JAN. 30
      AN HOUR OF MUSIC – 7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT 9:00 PM CBS – Episode 302 – THE FINAL ACT – Tony Bennett has Alzheimer’s disease. It’s taken a toll on his memory, and the 95-year-old singer has trouble holding a conversation. But when the music comes on, the legendary crooner can break through the fog to find his voice again. Anderson Cooper and 60 MINUTES cameras were at what would likely be his final performance, with Lady Gaga at his side. Nichole Marks is the producer.
      THE GET BACK SESSIONS – Rock music’s greatest divorce, the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, was always associated with the film and album “Let it Be.” Half a century later, dozens of hours of that film left on the cutting room floor are telling a different story. 60 MINUTES reveals an intimacy and creative bond between the four musicians that belies the long-held narrative. Jon Wertheim reports. Michael Gavshon and Nadim Roberts are the producers.
      BEST BAND IN THE LAND – COVID cancelled Mardi Gras last year, but the big sound of the St. Augustine H.S. marching band practicing in the streets of New Orleans signals good times will return to the city famous for its marching band culture. Sharyn Alfonsi speaks to its new bandleader and the bandmembers, and traces the arc of this 70-year-old institution that calls itself the “Best Band in the Land.” Laura Dodd is the producer.
    • CBS 60 MINUTES – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      1/30/22 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes Presents – A “60 MINUTES” WILDLIFE TOUR – 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
      GREAT WHITE – Great white sharks are coming nearer U.S. beaches, but does it mean attacks on people will increase? Bill Whitaker reports. Rome Hartman is the producer.
      THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE – The once-familiar howl of the wolf in the American West has returned to Yellowstone Park and its environs, thanks to a careful re-introduction of the animal by the U.S. Park Service. But, as Bill Whitaker reports, the number of wolves venturing into the states surrounding Yellowstone Park has some ranchers and hunters worried. Rome Hartman and Sara Kuzmarov are the producers.
      THE PHOTO ARK – National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is attempting to photograph every living species. Bill Whitaker and 60 MINUTES cameras tag along on a shoot and find out animals can do the darnedest things. Robert Anderson and Aaron Weisz are the producers.
      Editor’s Note: These previously broadcast segments have been updated for these special editions of 60 MINUTES.
    • CBS BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – Wednesday, February 2 Show More
      BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION will return on the Network for a third season in winter 2022, with an all-new group of celebrities living together in the BIG BROTHER house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day.
    • CBS THE AMAZING RACE – Wednesday, February 2 Show More
      “Say Cheese” – THE AMAZING RACE, Wednesday, Feb. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network – TBA
    • CBS BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – Thursday, February 3 Show More
      Airing 2/3/22 (Th.) From bigbrothernetwork.com: Tonight On ‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’: Nominations Revealed
      Tonight on CBS at 9/8c the Celebrity Big Brother 3 Houseguests are back for more following last night’s season premiere where eleven HGs moved in and one took control as the first Head of Household. Now it’s time to set those nominations and get this game underway.
      In a tough endurance competition that lasted fives of minutes, we saw MMA champ Miesha Tate take the win and safety for Round 1 of CBB3. Now she’ll have to name two of her fellow HGs to sit on the Block and face potential eviction on Friday night.
      But first, what’s in the box?? Julie teased a new twist of sorts with the “Gala Gift” that sat on the sidelines during the HOH competition. She explained it would boost one HG while pulling down another. We don’t know more on what all that means but expect to see that in tonight’s Big Brother episode.
      After we get through that little bit of dramatic reveal I expect we’ll be watching Miesha debating between her nominations before a twist of the key to splash the photos on the memory wall. That should wrap up the night and get us rolling through Round 1 of Celebrity Big Brother 3. Remember there are a lot of rapid-fire episodes on this shortened schedule. Friday’s episode will be two hours long starting at 8/7c so we’ll get the Veto buildup and eviction vote. No word if that’ll be live or not. And hopefully, at some point, the Live Feeds will actually turn on because so far they are delayed without explanation.
    • CBS BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – Friday, February 4 Show More
      Airing 2/4/22 (Fr.) 8:00 PM CBS – Episode 303 – Celebrity Big Brother 3 Eviction Prediction: Who Is Going Home Round 1?
      Tonight on Celebrity Big Brother, one famous face will earn the not-so-coveted title of first evicted houseguest. But who will it be? Let’s discuss.
      So as we saw on Thursday night’s episode, Head of Household Meisha thought Teddi would make a great first target, but then Mirai told Teddi, and Teddi told Todrick, and then Todrick told Miesha. You know, typical Week 1 Big Brother fare. So then Miesha switched her target to Mirai, putting her on the block with Carson as a pawn.
      Fast forward to the veto competition, that we will see play out on tonight’s episode, and Carson apparently wins and takes himself on the block. We have also learned that Teddi apparently caused some drama sometime between nominations and the veto ceremony (bad move) and has landed herself on the block, and once again as Miesha’s target. So that deal we saw them kind of, sort of make on Thursday’s episode is now null and void, it would appear.
      Based on last night’s Live Feeds debut, Teddi is definitely Miesha’s target, and she seems to have enough votes gathered to make it happen. BUT we have to remember that Cynithia has that curse purse power. She’s safe this week, but we know that her blessing is a curse for someone else. We aren’t exactly sure what that means yet, but there was some talk on the Live Feeds about Cynthia having the power to nominate someone. These celebs are very dicey in their conversations, so it’s really hard to pick up on everything they’re saying. So there is still a possibility that Cynthia could disrupt Miesha’s plans, especially considering that Cynthia does not seem to be on the same side as Miesha. But again, we cannot be totally sure.
    • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, February 5 Show More
      “48 Hours” Investigates in “The Yogurt Shop Murders” Preview
      Three decades ago, four teenage girls were brutally murdered in a yogurt shop in Austin, Texas. The horrific crime has haunted their families, the city, and the investigators who chased every lead in the case to a dead end. Could new information finally help solve the case? 48 HOURS and correspondent Erin Moriarty have been reporting on this case from the beginning and investigate the latest developments in “The Yogurt Shop Murders,” to be broadcast Saturday, Feb. 5 on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.
      “I can see them, I can still see the inside of that place,” says John Jones, the first investigator on the case, now retired from the Austin Police Department. “That stuff’s … indelibly burned in my mind.”
      The story starts on Dec. 6, 1991, when Eliza Thomas, Sarah and Jennifer Harbison and Amy Ayers were tied up and shot. The yogurt shop was then set on fire. For decades, investigators worked to find suspects. There were eventually arrests and even convictions. But those convictions were overturned, leaving the case unsolved today.
      “There is a kind of torture that continues by the fact that it’s unsolved and it’s ongoing,” says Sonora Thomas, who was 13 when her sister Eliza was killed.
      “It’s always there,” says Jones.
      There may be some positive news, however. A small sample of male DNA was found on one of the victims. With DNA research advancing, investigators hope there will be a match that solves the case.
      “Do you believe that there is right now, some evidence that could lead to the killers?” Moriarty asks Texas defense attorney Joe James Sawyer.
      “Yes,” Sawyer says.
      “Is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?” Jones asks.
      48 HOURS and Moriarty go inside the investigation and report the case through the eyes of those who live it – the families, the investigators and more.
      48 HOURS: “The Yogurt Shop Murders” is produced by Ruth Chenetz, Stephanie Slifer and Anthony Venditti. Michael McHugh is the producer-editor. Marlon Disla and Michelle Harris are the editors. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
      48 HOURS is broadcast Saturdays at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, on CBS, and streams anytime on Paramount+. There’s also a new way to watch 48 HOURS. You’ll find us on the CBS News Streaming Network Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, ET. Download the CBS News app on your cellphone or connected TV.
    • The CW March – Monday, January 31 Show More
      “Homecoming” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
      HOMECOMING WEEK – There is no party like a Prairie View Homecoming! This year may be different with Covid as an uninvited guest, but the Marching Storm shows up to show out. In this episode, we meet more of the band and follow the stories of those who are performing at their first Homecoming, while for others, it is their last (#102). Original airdate 1/31/2022.
    • The CW The Great Chocolate Showdown – Saturday, February 5 Show More
      “Choc Full of Impressions” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
      IMPRESS ME – Nine remaining home bakers use everyday items to make lasting chocolate impressions on the judges. Immunity is on the line for the bakers who are hoping for a fruitful outcome in the Chocolate Elimination Challenge. Original airdate 2/5/2022 (#102). Every episode of GREAT CHOCOLATE SHOWDOWN 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 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      **FOX SPORTS**–“NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME” – (6:00 PM-CC ET live/3:00 PM-CC PT live) CC- HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
      TBD at TBD
      FOX Sports concludes its coverage of 2021-22 NFL season with the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. The NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME airs LIVE Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:00 PM-CC ET live/3:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2246)
    • FOX NEXT LEVEL CHEF – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      “NEXT LEVEL CHEF” – (10:00-11:30 PM ET/ 9:00-10:30 PM CT/ 8:00-9:30 PM MT/ 7:00-8:30 PM PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais challenge their teams to create a Sunday brunch! Each team is randomly assigned to a kitchen, where they will need to prove that they can create magic in any environment, even when the odds are stacked against them. The best dish will keep one entire team safe from elimination, but one contestant will be sent home with their dreams up in flames in the all-new “Drop In For Brunch” episode of NEXT LEVEL CHEF airing Sunday, Jan. 30 (10:00-11:30 PM ET/ 9:00-10:30 PM CT/ 8:00-9:30 PM MT/ 7:00-8:30 PM PT) on FOX. (NLC-106) (TV-14 D, L)
    • FOX THE REAL DIRTY DANCING – Tuesday, February 1 Show More
      **FOX SPECIAL**–“THE REAL DIRTY DANCING” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss, this one-of-a-kind competition features celebrities reliving “Dirty Dancing’s” most memorable moments, hoping to become the next “Baby” and “Johnny.” Set at Virginia’s Mountain Lake Lodge, which was the real location for the film’s fictional Kellerman’s Lodge, the stars will partner up and learn iconic dance routines from the Jennifer Grey-and Patrick Swayze-led movie and recreate classic scenes in the all-new “They Carried a Watermelon… ” premiere episode of THE REAL DIRTY DANCING airing Tuesday, Feb. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-2212) (TV-14 D, L)
    • FOX I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE – Wednesday, February 2 Show More
      “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      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. New this season, contestants are given one chance to use the “Golden Mic,” which grants them 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 Macy Gray, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck on the all-new “Episode 5: Macy Gray, Loni Love, Jodie Sweetin, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Wednesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-205) (TV-PG D, L)
    • FOX NEXT LEVEL CHEF – Wednesday, February 2 Show More
      “NEXT LEVEL CHEF” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais challenge their teams to create a seafood dish! Each team is randomly assigned to a kitchen where they will need to prove that they can create magic in any environment, even when the odds are stacked against them. The best dish will keep one entire team safe from elimination, but two contestants will be sent home with their dreams up in flames in the all-new “A Seafood Tower” episode of NEXT LEVEL CHEF airing Wednesday, Feb. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLC-107) (TV-14 D, L)
    • FOX JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER – Thursday, February 3 Show More
      “JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
      The ladies and the Joes are treated to a relaxing day in paradise – not! When only a select few ladies are given some much-needed time at a beautiful vineyard with the Joes, there is an unexpected party crasher and wining and dining turns to whining and crying in the all-new “Pool Party Paradise” episode of JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER airing Thursday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (JOM-106) (TV-14 D, L, S)
    • FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, February 4 Show More
      “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
      A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Feb. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2405) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
    • HBO Real Time With Bill Maher – Friday, February 4, 10:00PM Show More
      This week features a one-on-one interview with Rep. Ro Khanna, Congressman representing California’s 17th district and author of the new book “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us.” This week’s panel discussion will include Johann Hari, author of “Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — And How To Think Deeply Again” and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine and co-host of “The Reason Roundtable” podcast.
      01/31/2022 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : Celebrity guests Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Jordana Brewster and Brent Morin compete?in a series of music, dance and trivia-based games and musical performances. TV-PG
      01/31/2022 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : In honor of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, NBC is presenting an hourlong primetime special commemorating the life and legacy of trailblazing television star Betty White. Friends and stars will pay tribute to America’s comedy sweetheart in the special. The hour will include clips that best capture White’s irreverent tone, spirit and impeccable comedic timing that are a hallmark of her decades-long career. “Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl” airs Monday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will be available to stream on Peacock the following day.
      02/01/2022 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : TV-PG – Amber, a 911 operator, and Chelsea, a construction worker, are sisters from Wasilla, Alaska; as a 911 operator, Amber received a stork award for helping a distressed caller deliver a baby; now they must handle the pressure of the wall.
      02/03/2022 (08:00PM – 12:00AM) (Thursday) : Figure Skating (Team Event); Freestyle Skiing & More
      Women’s and men’s moguls qualifying in freestyle skiing; and figure skating’s team event begins with the live men’s short program and rhythm dance events from Capital Indoor Stadium. In 2018,…
      02/04/2022 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : Opening Ceremony
      The XXIV Olympic Winter Games open in Beijing with the parade of nations and lighting of the cauldron from National Stadium. Host: Mike Tirico.
      02/05/2022 (08:00PM – 11:30PM) (Saturday) : TBA
    • TBS Wipeout – Tuesday, February 1, 9:00PM Show More
      Smooching Cena
      With $25,000 and bragging rights on the line, a pair of Lil’ Stinkers, the strongest couple in Georgia, and some old dads go head-to-head taking on the toughest Wipeout course yet!
    • TBS The Go-Big Show – Thursday, February 3, 9:00PM Show More
      This Is Definitely Not Child’s Play – Skateboarding, jumping rope and magic are performed as outrageous acts push the limits in extreme and dangerous ways for the chance to win $100,000.
    • TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Thursday, February 3, 10:00PM Show More
      Look, just thinking about Trump makes me want to *ugh* vomit, but we have to talk about him on tonight’s show because he’s *gag* still a huge threat. Plus a rollicking conv about faith based abortion advocacy, and WTF Canada??
    • USA Network WWE RAW – Monday, January 31, 8:00PM Show More
      1/31/22 – WWE RAW Preview For Tonight: Road To WrestleMania 38, Royal Rumble Fallout
      The post-Royal Rumble edition of WWE RAW will air live tonight from the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
      Tonight’s RAW will be a loaded show with the return of Ronda Rousey, who will celebrate her 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match win from Saturday night. There’s no word on if Rousey will announce her WrestleMania 38 opponent or not.
      Brock Lesnar will also be on tonight’s RAW. Lesnar won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match on Saturday night and WWE has confirmed that he will pick his WrestleMania opponent tonight.
      New WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will also appear tonight to celebrate his win over Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, made possible by Paul Heyman and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. WWE noted that Lashley and MVP will be on RAW to usher in The All Mighty Era once again.
      It was teased last week that another Academic Challenge between RK-Bro and RAW Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy will take place tonight but WWE has not officially announced the segment.
    • USA Network WWE NXT – Tuesday, February 1, 8:00PM Show More
      2/1/22 – From ewrestlingnews.com: Final Lineup For Tonight’s WWE NXT
      Here is the lineup for tonight’s episode of WWE NXT in Orlando, Florida at the Capitol Wrestling Center:
      Tommaso Ciampa and Bron Breakker vs. Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde
      Cora Jade vs. Raquel Gonzalez
      Imperium (Gunther, NXT Tag Team Champions Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner) goes up against The Diamond Mine (Roderick Strong, The Creed Brothers).



    • ABC Abbott Elementary: New Tech (2/1) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/18/22) Show More
      “New Tech” – When a new computer program is introduced at Abbott, Janine is excited to finally help Barbara out with something. However, Barbara is reluctant to accept change and finds herself in a tricky situation when she decides to lie about her students’ results rather than admit defeat. Elsewhere, Melissa surprises Jacob when she offers up a friend to assist with his lesson on unions, but she ends up teaching Jacob an important lesson herself on “Abbott Elementary,” TUESDAY, FEB. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/18/22)
      “New Tech” was written by Brian Rubenstein and directed by Randall Einhorn Promo
    • ABC black-ish: That’s What Friends Are For (2/1) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/04/22) Show More
      “That’s What Friends Are For” – Bow convinces Dre to attend a fundraising event for When We All Vote in hopes to make some new couple friends (and to do their part in increasing participation in each and every election), but Dre is convinced there will be nothing but dud husbands there to befriend. Their expectations are far exceeded when the special guest for the evening is none other than Michelle Obama. To their surprise, the former first lady accepts an invitation for dinner at their house, but on the evening of the special meal, the rest of the Johnsons want to crash the occasion on “black-ish,” airing TUESDAY, FEB. 1 (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: 1/04/22) Promo
    • ABC Promised Land: La Madrugada (Day Break) (1/31) (Rebroadcast) Show More
      “La Madrugada (Day Break)” – Joe faces different challenges as Mateo threatens to expose his past while Margaret conspires to obstruct his future. Carmen supports Veronica in a time of need, and Lettie is no longer able to ignore Junior’s misbehavior. Meanwhile, Carlos, Juana and Billy find time for a little fun while adjusting to their new lives on a rebroadcast airing THURSDAY, FEB. 3. (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (OAD: 1/31/22) Promo
    • ABC The Conners: Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and A River Runs Through It (1/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/21) Show More
      “Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and A River Runs Through It” – The Conner home is decked out for Halloween despite the leak in the roof that forces Dan and Louise to cancel their honeymoon. But all is not lost when Becky surprises the newlyweds and takes them on a virtual adventure around the world. Meanwhile, Darlene continues her spiritual journey, and Harris introduces Aldo’s children to the family, where more tricks than treats await, on “The Conners,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/21)
      Guest starring is Katey Sagal as Louise and Tony Cavalero as Aldo. Promo
    • ABC Shark Tank: 1304 (2/4) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/22/21) Show More
      “1304” – Daniel Lubetzky, executive chairman of KIND, returns to the Tank. First into the tank are entrepreneurs from Snellville, Georgia, who introduce their online learning platform to empower young students to reach their creative potential through art. A trio of entrepreneurs from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hope to butter up the sharks with the first-ever oat-based spread; while a husband and wife from Delray, Florida, have a bride in mind when they share their boozy spin on an all-in-one traditional wedding day essential. An entrepreneur from Apex, North Carolina, introduces a fun and edible innovation designed to reduce single-use plastics in an effort to help preserve the world’s oceans on “Shark Tank,” airing FRIDAY, FEB. 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/22/21)
      The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John.
    • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      “Leverage” – McCall is hired by a concerned mother who suspects her teen son has joined a local gang, leading McCall to the boy’s surprising motivation behind his spiraling behavior. Also, Delilah faces anxiety as she prepares to speak at her friend Jason’s memorial service, and Dante worries when the new detective pursuing McCall sets his sights on unmasking the people closest to her, on the CBS Original series rebroadcast of THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, Jan. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Keith Eisner & Erica Shelton Kodish
      BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
      DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville Promo
    • CBS S.W.A.T. – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      “Madrugada” – Still in Mexico, Hondo teams up with a local cop for a dangerous rescue mission, only to find himself with a target on his back. Also, back in Los Angeles, Hicks considers disbanding the team for good, on the CBS Original series rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Friday, Jan. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Matthew T. Brown
      DIRECTED BY: Billy Gierhart Promo
    • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, January 31 Show More
      “Welcome to the Family” – When Dave starts researching his genealogy, he makes a surprising discovery: he and Calvin are more than just neighbors. Also, Tina offers to help Gemma when she’s overcome with morning sickness, and inadvertently stumbles on a new business idea, on a rebroadcast of the fourth season premiere of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Ralph Greene
      DIRECTED BY: Victor Gonzalez Promo
    • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, January 31 Show More
      “Welcome to Lagos” – After Bob and Abishola land in Lagos, they rush to rescue Dele from his dad’s place and are a bit surprised at what they find once reunited. Also, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde explore their old stomping grounds and realize things have changed since their last visit to Nigeria, on a rebroadcast of the third season premiere of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Jan. 31 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gina Yashere and Matt Ross
      TELEPLAY BY: Nathan Chetty, Carla Fisher and Ibet Inyang Beneche
      DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller Promo
      Rocky Carroll Directed the Episode
      “Road to Nowhere” – Gibbs and Parker go on a road trip to find one of the serial killer’s victims. Also, Agent Knight goes undercover at a large manufacturing company with ties to the murders, on the CBS Original series NCIS, Monday, Jan. 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Rocky Carroll directed the episode.
      WRITTEN BY: Marco Schnabel
      DIRECTED BY: Rocky Carroll Promo
      “Legacy” – When an anti-capitalist protestor is murdered, Jane and the team investigate and find themselves caught in a war between eco-activists and a tech billionaire fighting over a piece of land. Also, Jane and Captain Joe (Enver Gjokaj)
      go on a date, on the CBS Original series NCIS: HAWAI`I, Monday, Jan. 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Yalun Tu
      DIRECTED BY: Lisa Demaine Promo
    • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, February 3 Show More
      “One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires” -Sheldon and Missy both run away from home, and Mary gets upsetting news about George Sr., on the fifth season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Feb. 3 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      STORY BY: Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Nick Bakay
      TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
      DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
    • CBS GHOSTS – Thursday, February 3 Show More
      “Halloween” – On Halloween at Woodstone Mansion, the ghosts try to help Sam and Jay protect their home from the neighborhood kids who annually vandalize the house, on GHOSTS, Thursday, Feb. 3 (8:31-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Talia Bernstein
      DIRECTED BY: Katie Locke O’Brien Promo
      “Gone” – Bull and the TAC team must call upon all their collective experience to locate Bull’s kidnapped daughter, and the abductor warns them not to go to the police. As Bull works to build the most important psych profile of his life, he begins to suspect the captor is someone connected to his past, on the sixth season premiere of BULL, on its new night, Thursday, Feb. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: Kathryn Price & Nichole Millard
      DIRECTED BY: Eric Stoltz Promo
    • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, February 4 Show More
      Callie Thorne Returns as Psychic Medium Maggie Gibson and Dylan Walsh Guest Stars as Mayor Peter Chase
      “Hate is Hate” – As Danny consults a psychic to solve the murder of a young boy, Frank is at odds with the mayor over how best to protect the city from an uptick in crime following a high-profile shooting. Also, Erin investigates a decades-old case in which the primary eyewitness to the killing is her boss, D.A. Kimberly Crawford (Roslyn Ruff), who was 13 years old at the time, on the 12th season premiere of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Feb. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Callie Thorne returns as psychic medium Maggie Gibson and Dylan Walsh guest stars as Mayor Peter Chase.
      WRITTEN BY: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
      DIRECTED BY: David Barrett Promo
      “Subject 17” – While Callen suspects Hetty of keeping secrets about his past and Joelle surfaces in her quest to capture Katya, NCIS must track down an informant whose life is in danger. Also, Kensi and Deeks work to expand their family, on the 13th season premiere rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Friday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
      WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill
      DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith Promo
    • CBS S.W.A.T. – Saturday, February 5 Show More
      “Sins of the Fathers” – The team works together to hunt down a deadly band of mercenaries hired by a wealthy CEO trying to leave the country before he’s arrested for running a massive Ponzi scheme. Also, Hondo is forced to confront his changing relationship with Darryl (Deshae Frost)
      as the teen grows closer to his father, and a grief-stricken Chris hits rock bottom, on a rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Saturday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
      WRITTEN BY: Munis Rashid and Alison Cross
      DIRECTED BY: Guy Ferland Promo
    • The CW March – Sunday, January 30 Show More
      “Into the Storm” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
      WELCOME TO PRAIRIE VIEW A&M – MARCH showcases the eclectic and energetic group of college students at Prairie View A&M University as they navigate performing in one of the most prestigious HBCU marching bands along with tackling a rigorous academic schedule and maintaining a high grade point average. The series chronicles their pressure-filled journey to become the highest ranked HBCU band in the land. As MARCH shares the personal and unique stories of individual members and staff of the over 300-person marching band, it also explores the legacy and culture of Prairie View A&M and highlights how the Marching Storm band is an integral part of that rich history. From Stage 13, MARCH is executive produced by Cheryl Horner McDonough, Jamail Shelton, Shari Scorca and Marcel Fuentes (#101). Original airdate 1/24/2022.  Promo 
    • The CW Walker – Thursday, February 3 Show More
      “Partners and Third Wheels” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
      MICKI WORKS THROUGH HER GRIEF – Tensions run high when Walker (Jared Padalecki) and Liam (Keegan Allen) investigate a cold case together. Micki (Lindsey Morgan), still on desk duty, is working through her grief while slowly easing her way back into the field. Trey (Jeff Pierre) tags along for a fishing trip and gets a lesson on love. August (Kale Culley) makes a discovery that could lead to answers about the feud between The Walkers and The Davidsons. Aprill Winney directed the episode written by Geri Carillo (#205). Original airdate 12/2/2021. Every episode of WALKER 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. Promo
      “I Can’t Be The One To Stop You” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
      DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING – Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) finds herself involved in a game of cat and mouse as Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) sets out to make things right. Josie (Kaylee Bryant) has a heart-to-heart with Finch (guest star Courtney Bandeko). Alaric (Matthew Davis), Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), and Ted (guest star Ben Geurens) get a surprising result from their quest. Meanwhile, MG (Quincy Fouse), Jed (Ben Levin) and Cleo (Onomo Okojie) handle matters back at The Salvatore School. Chris Lee and Leo Howard also star. Morenike Joela Evans directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#405). Original airdate 12/16/2021. Promo
    • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Friday, February 4 Show More
      “Teller Gets Whacked” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
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    Interview with Eugene Byrd of the movie “Immanence” and many TV shows by Suzanne 1/28/22

    This was a very fun interview! I always liked Eugene in the many series I’ve seen him in since “Bones,” but this chat with him showed just how much fun he can be and why he’s such a great character actor who can do film, TV, comedies, drama, scifi, voiceovers – anything. He’s really versatile and laid-back. If you like horror, you’ll probably like this movie, “Immanence.” It has a mixture of horror and supernatural/religious phenomenon. Do make sure you watch him in “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” and the other projects mentioned.

    Suzanne:   So, tell us how your role in this movie came about?

    Eugene:   Well, I got a phone call from a really good friend of mine, Michael Beach (the star of “Immanence”), and Michael was like, “Hey, listen, man. I’m gonna get you. So, just come on and play with me, man; play with me. Let’s play. Let’s do this thing together. Let’s do it, and you’ll just have a good time.” And I was like, “First of all, who is this?” But then I was like, “Listen, man, if you really like this script, and you really think it’s a good idea -” because I had met Kerry and Summer at an event, and it was really great. I hadn’t seen the script. I heard him talk about it. I had no idea. Then, Beach called me and said, “Yeah, I want you to do it.” I said, “Okay, cool.” I hadn’t seen the script. I took him at his word, and his word was good, because, I ended up enjoying Davis and the idea that this script was playing with.

    Suzanne:   Okay, great. So, no audition necessary. That’s good.

    Eugene:   No, those are the best things, when you get that offer, when you get a friend beg you. I love when Beach has to beg me, “Come on, man, do something.” I’m like, “Yeah, I got you by the ropes.”

    Suzanne:   So, did they give you any backstory at all on your character or just the script?

    Eugene:   Beach gave me the backstory. Then, when I talked to Summer and Kerry, they gave me the script, but I had already signed on. I already trusted my friend, because I know he has really good taste, and especially when it comes to independent films, and doing something that’s very interesting and different. So, once I got the script, I started to delve into Davis and say, “Okay, he’s the fun guy.” He’s the guy that likes to have fun, make jokes. But obviously, he changes, as everybody does, as the script goes on.

    Suzanne:   I noticed that your character is kind of the “dumb guy” who has to ask everything–

    Eugene:   I don’t know that I’d call him a dumb guy [laughs]

    Suzanne:   Wait, let me finish. “Dumb” in the way that he doesn’t know all this science stuff. So, they have to explain it to him, and in doing so they’re explaining it to us. So you’re that guy.

    Eugene:   Yeah, I’m the audience, but it’s funny, because he still says, “So, you guys are chasing aliens?” And they’re like, “No, see, we’re after these extraterrestrials.” And I’m like, “Aliens. I don’t know why you can’t just drop it down in layman’s terms.”

    Suzanne:   Right. It’s a pretty small cast. Did that make it more fun, having such a small cast?

    Eugene:   Oh, it made it more fun, because at least two of the people I knew, and and then I knew Summer and Kerry, but not fully yet. I knew Asenneth’s husband, and then I just met Kasia. I think what it did for us is that everybody’s personality worked it [together] in that way. Sometimes everybody’s personality – but you’re on a boat together, for twelve hours, from 4pm to 4pm. If you don’t get to know each other and get to have fun, you’re gonna be miserable.

    Suzanne:   So, you filmed on an actual boat?

    Davis in "Immanence" played by Eugene ByrdEugene:   Oh, we filmed on an actual boat. This was an actual boat, and we were on the actual water. And I was not excited about it, because I can’t swim, and I don’t like boats. So, this was a lot of faith. They kinda lied to me. They kind of lied to me a little bit and didn’t tell me we’re going out on the water. Then, they kind of let it out that, “Oh yeah, we’re getting on the water,” and I’m like, “What are you talking about?” [unintelligible] on a boat. They’re “Like no, we got to go out.” Yeah.

    Suzanne:   Well, I’m not a good swimmer, but I do like boats, but I guess you couldn’t have a life jacket or anything on while you were filming…

    Eugene:   I didn’t wear one, because I was like, “You know what? I’m just gonna jump off the boat immediately onto the pier,” if there’s a pier. If there’s no pier, then, “Well, you know what? Life was good.” [laughs]

    Suzanne:   And have you done any horror movies before?

    Eugene:   Yes. Well, I guess you could call – I’ve done a couple, but the one that I did that everybody knows, Anacondas, which I guess is action, horror, comedy in a weird way. So, I had done that. And I’m a huge fan of horror films, so that was the other thing. I was like, “Yes, I’ll do this.” And I was working on a horror film with a friend of mine, too, independent. So yeah, this was right up my alley.

    Suzanne:   Oh, that’s good. At the beginning of the movie, some of the characters are not religious, and some are. Where does your character fit into that range of beliefs?

    Eugene:   You know, with Davis, I played a more sort of, like, he grew up with a religious background, but he doesn’t really follow anything. He’s pretty much a tech guy. He believes in money and believes in those type of things, but it didn’t take him long to fully believe, to know that something was up. I think that’s a lot of people these days. There’s spirituality, and there’s an underlying belief, but you kind of leave it away as you get older and you pursue different things, and that’s how I played Davis.

    Suzanne:   And if this isn’t too personal, where do your own beliefs fit into that?

    Eugene:   I grew up Baptist. I’m spiritual. I’m spiritual, because I grew up Baptist, and I have a lot of ideologies that are around me, like my manager when I was growing up was Jewish. My mom’s best friend was Seven Day Adventists. I went to Catholic school. So I mean, you could pretty much – I dated a Buddhist. So, you can put all of these pieces together and know that I had a lot of influences – oh and one of my best friends is Muslim. Do you see what I’m saying? So, for me, I don’t really follow a denomination.

    Suzanne:   Okay. Yeah, I live in a Baptist town right now, a small southern town in Arkansas.

    Eugene:   Wow. I don’t even know how to put that together. It’s a lot.

    Suzanne:   No, I know. I’m from San Diego. So, it’s very different.

    Eugene:   It’s extremely different.

    Suzanne:   Yeah. Were there any particular challenges for you in doing the role?

    Eugene:   No, I mean, other than the boat, and possibly having to swim? No, no other challenges. I mean, it’s always a challenge. When you’re taking on a role where science and religion are a part, and you’re playing this sort of, “How do I play this guy?” but when it came to being an actor, no challenges. When it came to me being on that boat and then dealing with different people trying to figure out how – It ended up being like smooth in that respect.

    Suzanne:   What about as far as COVID? Was that a problem at all?

    Eugene:   There was no COVID. Well, COVID wasn’t known yet.

    Suzanne:   Oh, wow. This was filmed long ago.

    Eugene:   This was the end of 2019. I think we heard that there was something, but it was overseas, but no, we had no COVID issues.

    Suzanne:   Oh, well, that’s good. I can’t imagine filming in a small area with a bunch of people.

    Eugene:   It wouldn’t even have happened, because well, it could have, because, some of the people stayed down in the area. They didn’t go back home. So, it would have been a version of the bubble. I guess everybody goes into this thing, and they don’t leave it for about sixteen to twenty days. So, I guess we could have done it that way, but yeah, we didn’t know anything about COVID at that time.

    Suzanne:   And now you’d just all be vaccinated and tested frequently and that kind of thing.

    Eugene:   Tested like crazy, but at the same time, I don’t know. If you’re in the bubble, you can’t move. You can’t go see family or friends, and you test once or twice in the beginning. I don’t think COVID would have been an issue at that point.

    Suzanne:   How long did it take to film?

    Davis in "Immanence" played by Eugene ByrdEugene:   It was sixteen days. I could be wrong. I’m trying to remember– I think it was sixteen days. And it was all night. All night shoots. So, it was switching straight from [day] and that’s it. So [unintelligible] every day.

    Suzanne:   Wow. Yeah, it’s –

    Eugene:   Six days a week.

    Suzanne:   It’s a nice atmosphere, kind of claustrophobic and night and everything.

    Eugene:   Yeah.

    Suzanne:   It made for good horror atmosphere. I see that you’re doing some voiceover work with Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Do you enjoy doing voiceover?

    Eugene:   Yeah. I loved doing voiceovers. It’s so freeing, because there’s no worry about how you look. You know, I don’t have to go through hair and makeup. I could go in in my pajamas, and not have to brush my teeth. I [did] brush my teeth though, [laughs] but I don’t have to go and be something in front of the camera; I just have to let my voice and my acting do the talking, and that’s a lot of fun. And doing Spidey and His Amazing Friends for Disney has been a lot of fun, just because I could play in a comic book world. I’m a nerd. I grew up a huge comic fan. The fact that I’m playing Miles Morales’s father is crazy to me. It’s fun.

    Suzanne:   That’s good. And you’ve been in so many shows, including The Cosby Show, when you were just a teen. Do people recognize you for that, or mostly for your newer shows and movies?

    Eugene:   I think if you grew up on The Cosby Show, or you grew up on the shows I did when I was younger – you know what, I do get called out for it quite quite a bit, but they’re usually either older, closer to my age, or just a little – but closer my age, but rarely do I get younger people like in their twenties going, “You were on Cosby,” because it’s been off the air for so long, and there’s no way they would know, unless they watch TV Land, and then I’ll be surprised they know it.

    Suzanne:   How old were you when you started acting? You were pretty young, right?

    Eugene:   Yeah, I started off when I was seven years old. So yeah, it’s been a long time. This year – wow – will be my fortieth year.

    Suzanne:   You’re lucky that not only do you still look very young and can play really young roles and have most of your career, but you’re not one of those child actors that either had terrible problems or look unusual. Some of the child actors, they look like children, and then when they grow up, they look kind of weird.

    Eugene:  I do look kind of weird. I got lucky in the fact that I never took this business – you know, I looked at it as fun. Then, when it became a job, I had to reorder, because I think every child actor has to reorder exactly what it is, because when you’re a child actor, your job is your life. You know, you’re an actor, so you kind of identify yourself as an actor and then what all those things mean. But I can’t sit there and say that I haven’t had my own issues with it, because you’re trying to re-identify yourself, and you’re trying to make sure you have longevity. I think a lot of people [are] trying to be stars, or they were stars, and then they are no longer stars, and they had to deal with that aspect. Luckily for me, I’ve always been sort of in the middle. I’ve been a known actor, but I’ve never hit the stardom level where I can’t walk down the street, and then all of a sudden [I can’t].

    Suzanne:   Yeah, I’ve seen you on a lot of shows, but I don’t think I really – no offense – didn’t notice you until –

    Eugene:   I appreciate that, though.

    Eugene Byrd as Andy Diggle in "Arrow"Suzanne:   – until your role in Arrow. That was such a great role for you. Even though it was a superhero show, did you feel that challenged you more than some of your earlier roles?

    Eugene:   Roles are challenging, because they’re a role I haven’t played. So, there’s always a different psychology attached to each character that I enjoy, or I try to push myself a little further in certain roles when I get them. And by the way, I did not take offense to that, because I pride myself on people not knowing, because the fact is I try to disappear in my role. I try to play my roles honestly, and if you don’t remember me, that’s cool, but if you start going, “Wait a minute…” that means there’s some recognition, but you don’t know what it is, and I’m fine with that, just because I’d rather keep my anonymity a little bit. I think that’s [where] a lot of actors, a lot of people have issues. That’s what happens; they lose that anonymity, and they can’t move around the world the way they would like.

    Suzanne:   It’s got to be difficult, a lot of pressure on people.

    Eugene:   I know a few people who have exploded, and it’s been difficult for them. Yeah.

    David Ramsey (John) and Eugene Byrd (Andy) in "Arrow" btsSuzanne:   Getting back to Arrow, I mean, it was a great role with you and and the guy that plays Diggle, your brother?

    Eugene:   We’ve played brothers before.

    Suzanne:   Oh, you did?

    Eugene:   Yeah. We did a pilot together called The Proud Family, and it was with Gabrielle Union and  Essence Atkins and Selma Hopkins, and it was a really great cast. We just didn’t get picked up, but David and I kept in touch as friends. And then one day…he was like, “Hey, I want you to play my brother,” and I was like, “Oh, Okay.” I knew he was in Arrow, but I was like, “Man, that would be a dream come true.” And it was fun, because I got to play a duplicitous character, which I feel like I’ve [done] a lot [laughs], but it’s like I’m like playing the duality of a guy who’s evil, and then all of a sudden, he’s good, but he never was good. He was always [evil]. So, that was fun. That was fun.

    Suzanne:   Yeah, it was good. It is very surprising. We never knew he was, but he was always sympathetic, because you were playing him, and you’re very likable on screen. I also loved your character on Bones, that seemed very similar to the role you played on Crossing Jordan.

    Eugene Byrd as Clark in "Bones"
    BONES: Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) and Dr. Clark Edison (guest star Eugene Byrd) continue to investigate who framed Booth for murder in the “The Lance to the Heart” episode of BONES airing Thursday, Oct. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jordin Althaus/FOX

    Eugene:   Right, which, I think, helped me, gave me a quick way to jump in. Because Sydney is a little bit – actually, Sydney was way more open than Clark ever was. Clark was always super buttoned up very much like Bones, you know, and the fact that “I don’t share my personal life; this is about the work,” and then as time goes on, he starts letting himself be loose and being more of a personable person in that show. I love that show. That was like one of my favorite shows I ever did. I did it for ten years, and I have two of my best friends from that show.

    Suzanne:   Okay, can you tell us which ones?

    Eugene:   Pej Vahdat, who was Arastoo, and Michael Grant Terry, who played Wendell. So, they’re two of my closest friends.

    Suzanne:   He’s on another show. I can’t think of which one.

    Eugene:   Pej?

    Suzanne:   No, Michael.

    Eugene:   Michael did Roswell.

    Suzanne:   Yeah, I think just something else though. I can’t remember it. Never mind.

    Eugene:   He did a Lifetime – was it a Hallmark or a Lifetime show? I want to say it was Hallmark.

    Suzanne:   I think it is something on Showtime or STARZ, but I can’t remember.

    Eugene:   He’s got something he was doing, but those are only two I know we’ve talked about. If it’s something else, he’s gonna be mad at me that I don’t know.  [laughs]

    Suzanne:   It’s fine. You can’t be expected to remember all these shows.

    Eugene:   Pej right now is doing like a thousand things. Sometimes I’m like, “Which one is this again?”

    Suzanne:   Well, I’m glad to hear that the Squints are still friends.

    Eugene:   We all are. You know, the beautiful part about that show is we all had great chemistry with each other, and that’s rare. That’s rare where the recurrings have great chemistry with the regulars, and it feels like we’re all regulars.

    Suzanne:   No, definitely. And do you have any other projects that you’re working on that you can tell us about?

    Eugene:   Oh, that I could tell you about? Well, you know, actually, they’re all on right now. They’re all coming out. Today is The Legend of Vox Machina, a cartoon for Amazon Prime, where I play Captain Jared. And then Secrets of Sulphur Springs. Just everything else I can’t even talk about yet.

    Suzanne:   I love that show. You’re coming up on that?

    Eugene:   My character showed up fully last week, and today –

    Suzanne:   Oh, I haven’t watched last week’s yet.

    Eugene:   You see him way more today.

    Suzanne:   Okay, cool. I haven’t watched last week’s yet. I know it’s a kid’s show, and I don’t have any children –

    Eugene:   But here’s the funny thing, I watched it. It’s more for everyone. I’ve realize that, because before I even did it, I was like, “This is a kid’s show. All right, I’ll just do it.” Then, I worked with the kids, and I worked with the other actors, and two of them I knew, well, three; three people I knew on that show. And I was surprised. I was surprised how accessible it was for adults and that the kids were just natural. I got to work with Elle Graham most of the time; she plays Savannah, the little blonde girl. Well, she’s not little, that girl’s tall. [laughs] I had such a great time working with that cast and that crew. So, I’m glad you like it. It just surprised me.

    Suzanne:   Yeah, I don’t remember why I started watching. Oh, because the people who wrote it used to write in soap operas, and I watch soap operas.

    Eugene:   Ah, yes. That’s right. I think Tracy did – I don’t know about Charles. Charles did 90210, which is what I did. I did the original 90210.

    Suzanne:   He’s been on a lot of those types of things, and I think daytime briefly too. But yeah, I like that show. I’m always telling people watch the show.

    Eugene:   The funny thing is because they think it’s a kid show, they’re not thinking that you’re going to watch something that’s still appealing to you as well and that’s wholesome and interesting. I wouldn’t have believed that either. If you asked, if you told me.

    Suzanne:   Yeah, well, I have a lot of science fiction friends, and so, I would tell them, “it’s got time travel!”

    Eugene:   It does, and I’m curious what you’re gonna think about this season we’re doing right now, this season that just came out. It’s interesting, and it deals with, obviously, time again, but there’s an even deeper mystery now.

    Suzanne:   Well, they’ve got to change it up every season. And anything else that you’d like to say to your fans?

    Eugene:   Thank you for supporting me all these years, and there’s some stuff coming up. I can’t talk about it, but it should be very, very interesting.

    Suzanne:   All right, great. Well, thank you for joining me today. I really enjoyed it.

    Eugene:   I had a great time.

    Here is the video version of it.

    Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com



    Poster for the movie "Immanence"Buffalo 8 has announced the acquisition of IMMANENCE from filmmaker Kerry Bellessa. The thriller/horror film will be available on demand a several digital streamers, including iTunes, February 4.

    While investigating a meteor strike in the Bermuda Triangle, a team of radio astronomers discover a mysterious signal in the deep sea that could be the world’s first contact with extraterrestrials. After witnessing various impossible phenomena, the team becomes convinced that something is trying to communicate with them.

    Aboard their boat is Jonah (Michael Beach, Aquaman, “S.W.A.T.”), a loner with a mysterious past and cryptic motives. His faith leads him to suggest that this communication may be a manifestation of divinity, a hypothesis which the scientists immediately reject.

    Soon the communications go from inexplicable to terrifying, threatening not only the team’s beliefs, but also their lives. When chaos culminates in an ominous revelation that makes everyone a threat, the team must fight for sanity and survival in a nightmare against the ultimate evil.

    IMMANENCE: Fast FactsRelease Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
    Genre: Thriller/Horror
    Rating and Run Time: Not rated (R equivalent), 90 mins.
    Short Summary: Radio astronomers discover a mysterious signal in the deep sea that could be contact with extraterrestrials. After several terrifying manifestations threaten their beliefs, the team must fight to survive the ultimate evil.
    Director: Kerry Bellessa
    Writers: Kerry Bellessa And Joshua Oram
    Producers: Kerry Bellessa, Summer Bellessa, Michael Beach
    Cinematographer: Oscar Ignacio Jiménez
    Starring: Michael Beach, Summer Bellessa, Eugene Byrd, Anthony Ruivivar, Kasia Pilewicz,  Asenneth Del Toro, Jamie Mcshane

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    Nikki: Oh, there you are.

    Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

    Nikki: I woke up when it was still dark outside, but you were up already.

    Victor: Yeah, I’m just going over the newman/locke offer to buy newman media. And there’s something that we need to settle.

    Nikki: Well, you did warn victoria not to low-ball you, and she certainly didn’T.

    Victor: No, she didn’t low-ball at all. No, no. But there’s something that gives me a question.

    Nikki: Are you worried about how adam will react if you accept it?

    Victor: Well, to be frank with you, no matter what I do, one of my children will be unhappy.

    Adam: [ Sighs ]

    Victoria: [ Sighs ]

    Ashland: Hello, my beautiful wife.

    Victoria: Oh. [ Chuckles ] You seem to be in a very good mood. I’ll assume it has something to do with the video chat you were having with harrison when I left this morning.

    Ashland: Oh, I can’t tell you how it does my heart so good to see my son growing up so healthy and happy. I also had a very productive meeting with riley in marketing. I assigned him with the task of coming up with some branding ideas for our new digital sports media division, and, wow, did he knock it out of the park.

    Victoria: You haven’t even discussed that division with me yet.

    Ashland: What, you don’t have an issue with me setting this in motion, do you?

    Lily: Well, thank you, patricia, for sending this over. ‘Cause organizing the data this way, it makes it much clearer to see where we can maximize our reach in the direction that we’re headed in. So, it’s perfect. Okay, well, thank the rest of the team for me. Bye.

    [ Chuckles ] What?

    Billy: How am I supposed to get anything done? I mean, I honestly can’t work under these conditions. You are the smartest, sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. And it makes it almost impossible to get anything done.

    Lily: Well, I’m sorry.

    [ Both laugh ]

    Phyllis: Well, my plane gets in at about 11:00. So, should I get a car, or can you and kyle come pick me up? Ahh, I love that! Oh, summer, I can’t wait to see you. Okay, honey. I’ll talk to you later. Bye. Ohh.

    Michael: Mm. I guess you’ve made up your mind about milan.

    Phyllis: I’m just going to milan to check it out. It’s just an exploratory trip to see what this job has to offer me.

    Michael: Mm.

    Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

    Michael: Well, I’m guessing spending time with summer will greatly influence your decision.

    Phyllis: Michael, we both know that I’m old enough to make up my own mind about my life.

    Michael: Well, you know where I stand. Your home’s here. Your base is here. Your friends are here.

    Phyllis: My friends are here. Right. Really? Here in genoa city? What does genoa city have to offer me anymore? Hey, come here!

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    Phyllis: Hey, jack. When did you get back?

    Jack: Late last night.

    Phyllis: Ah. How was your trip?

    Jack: Crazy, a little hectic, all to be expected with what kyle and I were trying to accomplish. But we pulled off a major coup for jabot european division, and — and I’m proud of that.

    Phyllis: Ah, that sounds great. Congratulations.

    Jack: Am I interrupting something here? I’d love to have a chance to talk.

    Michael: Oh, yes. My, yes. You two really should chat. Phyllis has some news she would love to share with you.

    Jack: Oh? What news it that?

    Phyllis: Um… let’s talk in private. Let’s go upstairs.

    Jack: I think that’s a good idea.

    Lily: Well, I am very sorry I’m so distracting. I’ll really try to tone it down over here.

    Billy: No, no, that is not a good option at all.

    Lily: But I want you to be happy in your new position as coo.

    Billy: Who said I’m not happy? I am very happy. What I am saying is that it’s not possible for me to be as productive as I should be because you are so devastatingly gorgeous.

    Lily: Oh, okay. Well, I mean, what we could do is we could blindfold you.

    Billy: Ooh.

    Lily: [ Laughs ] No, actually, that would exacerbate the issue. Or, um — oh, I know. You could work in your own office.

    Billy: Far too lonely down there.

    Lily: Okay, fine. Um, I could read you this very dry report on integrated machining operations, but it might actually bore you to sleep.

    Billy: I would assume that you would even make that sound hot and quite possibly put me over the edge.

    Lily: Okay, then maybe we’ll save that for when we get home.

    Billy: That’s it. There’s no way around this. I am just going to have to accept that you are [Sighs] Undeniably irresistible.

    Lily: Well, I guess I’m cursed. Sorry.

    Billy: Mmm.

    Lily: Okay, but enough of this. We’re getting back to work.

    [ Laughs ]

    Nikki: I know how hard you’ve worked to make amends with adam. Buying newman media and putting him in charge was a big part of that. So I certainly understand why you would be concerned about his reaction if you should sell the company.

    Victor: Well… knowing my son, he won’t react well to this.

    Nikki: Well, if you don’t, victoria will be disappointed, but she’ll understand.

    Victor: By the way, as coo of her company, why aren’t you pushing me harder to sell?

    Nikki: Oh! Darling, I know you well enough to know that nobody sells you anything. You will do what you feel is right for the family, like you always have, and it will be your decision alone.

    Victor: You’re right. And I have decided.

    Victoria: I agree. It makes sense to get a head start on the branding of our digital sports media properties that we’ll be combining from chanccomm and newman media. I’m just a little surprised that you didn’t mention it to me.

    Ashland: “Sportsball” isn’t a, uh, particular interest of yours, and I just wanted to pick up the ball and run with it, so to speak. And, frankly, I’m just glad that I have enough energy to pitch in and take something off of your plate.

    Victoria: You know, if this deal does go through, technically sports media will fall under adam’s purview.

    Ashland: If the deal goes through, adam will be working for us.

    Victoria: In the beginning, i think it best that anything directed at him comes through me.

    Ashland: And why would you say that?

    Victoria: Because I know my brother. I know that he’s a manipulative schemer, and I don’t want him thinking that he can play us against one another.

    Ashland: Well, I’m still on the board of directors at newman media, so adam is used to getting input from me. Not that I want to undercut your authority in any way, but it sounds as if I’ll be having less influence in the company once we own it again.

    Victoria: That’s not what- I mean. What I’m saying is… we’re a team. We just — we need to present a united front at all times, especially where adam is concerned.

    Ashland: So you don’t have a problem with me encroaching on your turf.

    Victoria: Oh, come on. You know me better than that. I love seeing you this energized about work again. I really do. It reminds me of when we first met and I was making an offer for your company and you flirted with me.

    Ashland: I did no such thing.

    Victoria: You asked me to dinner.

    Ashland: To close the deal, that’s all. And what difference does it make because you shot me down anyway?

    Victoria: Yes. As I should. We hardly knew each other. But if you were to flirt with me now, you might get a different reaction.

    Ashland: Is that so?

    Victoria: Why don’t you try it and see? (Girl) hey guys, family hike starts… now!

    Nick: You look like hell.

    Adam: [ Sighs ] I, uh, so enjoy the warm, brotherly observations.

    Nick: Alright, what do you got? What’s going on?

    Adam: Just work stuff. It’s nothing worth talking about. What about you? How are the kids?

    Nick: Everybody’s good. Just hooking up with noah. We’re gonna go over some new hope stuff. You did hear about that, right?

    Adam: Yeah. Yeah, noah was kind enough to come by and explain. It’s great. Get to work with your son. He’s obviously jazzed about that, too. Thankfully, you’ve managed to not alienate him like dad has done with you sometimes.

    Nick: Dad’s gonna be fine. I mean, he’s got you and vick working in the family businesses. He certainly doesn’t need me.

    Adam: Mm. Our father doesn’t need anyone else, either. He goes out of his way to make that abundantly clear. But me and victoria — we keep jumping through hoops to try to win the old man’s approval. But at this point, I don’t even know why. But…too late to jump off the merry-go-round now, right?

    Nick: No, it’s not, adam. If you want, you just jump off. Or you stick with it. Whatever. But don’t act like it’s not your choice. Good luck.

    Ashland: That was a pleasant addition to the workday. I guess I didn’t realize what a vixen I had married.

    Victoria: Come on. Don’t tell me you’re having regrets, are you?

    Ashland: No, on the contrary. I’m delighted. I can’t wait to see what you’re gonna come up with next.

    Victoria: Well, you’ll just have to because waiting

    [Smooches] Is half the fun.

    [ Both laugh ] Ooh. And while we were occupied, my father left me a text. He wants to meet and discuss the offer.

    Ashland: Great. Let’s go.

    Victoria: No, actually, i think I should handle this on my own. You understand, don’t you?

    Ashland: Uh, didn’t you just get finished saying that we were a team?

    Victoria: Yes, of course. But I know my father. You know, he tends to let his guard down around me.

    Ashland: I see what you’re really up to. You want to take advantage of your father’s soft spot for his pride and joy.

    Victoria: Would that be so wrong?

    Ashland: [ Laughs ] Well, it’s shameless, but, uh, also highly effective. I guess I’ll just wait here for you.

    Victoria: Okay. Wish me luck.

    [ Door opens ]

    [ Door closes ]

    Phyllis: Well, I’m glad that your trip to milan was successful. Um…you know, I tried to get in touch with you, uh, when you were there. Did you get my — my texts or my messages?

    Jack: Yeah, I did. I appreciated those.

    Phyllis: Oh, great. You didn’t respond. Um…

    Jack: Look —

    Phyllis: Let’s — let’s just address what’s going on.

    Jack: There were several times on this trip where i thought of reaching out to you, but I didn’t want to put you on the spot over the phone. I thought we should have this conversation in person.

    Phyllis: Okay. Well, I — I know I hurt you when I didn’t come to your house for christmas eve.

    Jack: Yeah, that was — that was a mistake. I didn’t mean to make you feel pressured.

    Phyllis: I just kept telling myself that I just didn’t want to go through all of that with your family. You know what I mean. I’d be sitting there, and they would be asking, “why are you here? What’s going on between you and my brother?” And ashley’s accusing eye and the oh-so-protective traci.

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    Phyllis: Um, hey, listen, i just — I can’t help the way i feel. I’M…scared of everything that’s happening. And I think that that’s why i can’t take the next step with you. I…respect you so much, and I’ve let you down so many times. And I’ve hurt you. And our friendship means everything to me.

    Jack: I think I told you more than once you could take all the time you needed. We would still have a friendship.

    Phyllis: I didn’t think you were being honest with me. And instead of letting that ignite my fears, it just paralyzed me. And then you didn’t respond to any of my messages, so I sort of came up with my own reasons why you left and… hey, I just don’t want to let you down. That’s it.

    Jack: I really was called out of town on a business issue that required my going to new york and then paris and then milan.

    Phyllis: Yeah. Well, I know that now. But I didn’t know it before, so… and then when summer called and offered me the job at marchetti, I thought, “great.” You know, there’s nothing for me —

    Jack: Well, w-wait. What are you saying? You’re moving to milan?

    Tessa: [ Sighs ]

    Mariah: Wow. I have to say I am very overwhelmed.

    Tessa: Yeah. I knew adoption could be complicated, but who knew how deep it could get?

    Mariah: I mean, all of the information and the options and the decisions to be made.

    Tessa: Well, maybe we should grab some coffee, compare our notes, just to give it some perspective.

    Mariah: Yeah. I mean, usually I’d be loyal to crimson lights coffee, but i wanted to keep the prying eyes of my family from looking over our shoulder.

    Tessa: You know we could run into them here, too.

    Mariah: Yes. That’s true. But at least it’s a little less likely here. I’m gonna go wash my hands. If the waiter comes, just my usual.

    Tessa: I don’t want to leave you like this. Are you sure you’re gonna be okay?

    Noah: Why wouldn’t I be okay? When you love someone, you — you want them to be happy. And I love my sister, so, yeah, I’m fine.

    Nick: Cost burden is when your rent or mortgage plus utilities equals up to 30% of the household income. Severe cost burden is when those expenses equal up to about 50% of the household income. Yo! Am I boring you?

    Noah: No. No. Sorry. Sorry. I went out last night. Coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.

    Nick: Yeah, your mom said you went out with some friends.

    Noah: Yeah. It, uh, wasn’t my brightest idea, but I’m fine now. So, you were saying something about severe cost burden.

    Billy: Oh, hey. Adam. It’s good to see you.

    Adam: Wish I could say the same. Hey, do me a favor. Take it down a notch.

    Billy: No can do, man. It’s the first month of the year. The future’s already looking bright. My kids are loving their school, lily is crushing it at chancellor, and I get to help her succeed.

    Adam: And you’re satisfied with that?

    Billy: Hell, yeah, I’m satisfied with that. Why wouldn’t I be? It’s a perfect fit for me. To be honest, I shouldn’t have played so hard to get for so long, but I think it worked out in my favor. She’s happy to have me there now.

    Adam: Good for you.

    Billy: Come on. It’s not so hard to be happy for me. You’re gonna be fine. You got a good kid. You’re living rent-free at the ranch, where officer rey and daddy can keep an eye on you. And you got a very prestigious job working for your daddy’s company, at least for now.

    Adam: What are you getting at, billy?

    Billy: Rumor has it victoria’s getting her hands on newman media. And you know your sister. She is your father’s daughter. She knows how to get what she wants.

    Victor: Well, now, hello, my darling.

    Victoria: Hello, dad. I’m so glad to see you. I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your text right away, but i stepped away from my phone. I’m very much looking forward to hearing what you think about my offer.

    Victor: [ Sighs ] You did a lot of very good research, which I expected you to do. It’s a well-structured deal.

    Victoria: Well, I’m very grateful that you’re pleased, but appreciating my offer and accepting it are not necessarily the same thing.

    Victor: Mm-hmm. You’ll be happy to know that i am considering moving forward with the deal, except we have to clear one thing.

    Victoria: I assume that this has to do with adam and what his role would be in the company.

    Victor: When newman/locke takes over newman media, adam will continue as ceo of the company. And when newman/locke and newman media have merged, adam will take over chanccomm, as well. I thought you and I had made that clear, but I don’t see his name anywhere in the deal memo.

    Victoria: Well, that’s because we weren’t sure about where things stood between the two of you. As far as we knew, you hadn’t even mentioned the possible sale to adam.

    Victor: Ah, well, you let me deal with that, okay? Now, do you agree to my terms?

    Victoria: Is there anything you’d like to add?

    Victor: Yeah. Your father will continue in his advisory role to adam… as I’ve done with you.

    Nikki: I assume victoria will need to take some time to consider what you’re asking.

    Victoria: That’s not necessary. We have a deal.

    Victor: Really? Well, my darling, come here. Now let’s shake on it. Did you know that even after you


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    will continue.

    Nick: Next week, I’m bringing a few big projects in front of the county review board. Now, you’re gonna be there, but just observing, but I want you very comfortable with the process. We’re gonna be teaming up with the city council to tap into the affordable housing fund.

    Noah: Hmm. That’s not gonna be enough to build on the scale you’re looking for.

    Nick: That’s right. So we’re working with developers to combine local investments along with low income housing tax credits.

    Noah: Okay. So, the apartments will be priced at 60% or less than the median income of the community?

    Nick: That’s right.

    Noah: Huh. What about the project turning the downtown hotel into affordable apartments? How does that process differ?

    Nick: You know what? Let’s tackle that some other time. I’ve hit you with a lot of stuff today.

    Noah: No, I’m good to keep going. This stuff’s fascinating. I can’t wait to see the apartments filled with tenants.

    Nick: I don’t want to burn you out, son. I mean, you just got started. You are, uh — you know, you’re just a man. You’re not a machine.

    Noah: Sometimes I think i operate better in machine mode. I was a little too human last night, and that was a big mistake.

    Nick: How so?

    Noah: I don’t really want to get into it. Suffice it to say that no one was hurt. It just wasn’t pretty. Enough said?

    Nick: Yep.

    Tessa: For some reason, i thought having all of our options laid out there would help narrow it down, but it sure didn’t work out that way.

    Mariah: Yeah, it had exactly the opposite effect. I mean, I went there with images of babies on the brain. And don’t get me wrong. I would love a precious snuggling newborn in my arms to raise and nurture, but then seeing the photos and hearing the stories of the older kids going to their forever homes…

    Tessa: I know. That affected me, too.

    Mariah: And the thing is, we didn’t even need any of those stories. I mean, we already know my sister’s history. Cassie came to genoa city to be reunited with her birth mom and then found a whole new family. Nick adopted her, and the newmans accepted her like their own.

    Tessa: Yeah, and we also have devon as an example. I mean, he was a teen when he got adopted into the winters family, and now you can’t picture them without him.

    Mariah: So we’re agreed. Older kids are not off the table.

    Tessa: Mm-hmm.

    Mariah: But neither are babies.

    Tessa: Mm-hmm.

    Mariah: And everything in between, I guess.

    Tessa: [ Sighs ] We’re gonna need a bigger table.

    Mariah: Oh, my gosh, we are no closer to making a decision than when we started talking about all of this.

    Tessa: Hey, don’t worry. Before you know it, we’re gonna find the right little person to love, that little boy, girl, or set of triplets.

    Mariah: Okay, bite your tongue. You’re going too far.

    [ Both laugh ]

    Tessa: Well, whoever she or they are will bring us so much joy, and we’re gonna build them a loving, stable home.

    Mariah: I love the idea of that. I mean, just imagine — grandma sharon.

    Tessa: [ Laughs ]

    Mariah: Grandpa nick,& auntie faith, uncle noah. What? Doesn’t that sound cool?

    Tessa: Oh, yeah, it’s gonna be adorable.

    Jack: I can think of a million different reasons why you would stay in genoa city and not move to milan.

    Phyllis: Oh, well, i disagree. There’s nothing for me here. I mean, nick and I are over.

    Jack: Yeah, and obviously you’ve decided to walk away from any potential between us.

    Phyllis: The dynamic between us is very confusing to me. Quite honestly, it scares me. I don’t — I don’t know what we really want from each other in a relationship. We keep on missing the mark.

    Jack: Yeah, I guess it’s hard to argue that. Well, uh, as exciting as it would be to be near summer and work with her, I — I get that. If that’s where your life is leading you, then you should follow your instincts. It isn’t like we’re not gonna see each other. I mean, as long as summer and kyle and my grandson are there, our paths will cross. When would you be going?

    Phyllis: Um, a couple days. I’m just gonna go check it out to see if it’s even feasible.

    Jack: Wow. Well, whatever it is, I’m sure you’ll make it work. I do have one request before you go.

    Ashland: Well, I wasn’t expecting you back so soon. I hope that’s not a bad sign.

    Victoria: No. Quite the opposite. Dad loved our offer.

    Ashland: My goodness, you are brilliant, and I love you. Congratulations. You come sit right down and tell me everything, all the back-and-forth.

    Victoria: Alright, well, i would be very happy to, although I’m not sure there’s much to tell. So, dad started in piling on the praises, which had me worried at first because I thought he was looking for a way to let me down easy. But then he indicated his willingness to accept the offer. And then he brought up adam, as we knew he would.

    Ashland: And what was his position on that?

    Victoria: It is still a deal breaker. We agree to keep adam on or dad takes his marbles and he goes home. But I was prepared for that, and I agreed right on the spot. And that’s it.

    Ashland: So no sudden curve balls?

    Victoria: No. No, no big problems.

    Ashland: Well, just know that there’s plenty of time for that. And take my advice — it’s better not to schedule the next meeting at the ranch. It’s not a great idea to give victor the home-court advantage.

    Victoria: I’m not sure I know what you mean. I’m not anticipating any more negotiations. We made the deal. It’s done.

    Ashland: You finalized the deal without even discussing it with me? Plaque psoriasis, the burning, itching.

    Phyllis: Oh, okay. Well, what is your request?

    Jack: Well, now that we’ve, uh, cleared the air, I thought maybe we could have some dinner together. I just — I want to make sure that there’s no underlying tension, no residual anger or upset over us “missing the mark,” as you put it.

    Phyllis: Listen, I’d love to have dinner with you. Um, I’m leaving in a couple days, so I don’t — I don’t think it’s possible. But when I get back, definitely. Um, I won’t be long.

    Jack: I’ll be honest — I’m disappointed you can’t make time for me sooner, but I’ll look forward to that.

    Phyllis: Me too.

    Jack: So, what is this job?

    Phyllis: Oh. It’s a great job. It’s, um — it’s in marketing. And, uh, it’s — it’s very high-level, completely in my skill set.

    Jack: Yeah, well, whatever the details are, I’m — I’m sure you’ll shine.

    Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

    Jack: What about the hotel?

    Phyllis: Well, I’ll find someone to run it. Or I’ll sell it. If somebody else runs it, i mean, I — I’ll still have it, and that would be my one connection to genoa city.

    Jack: Well, I hope there’s more than one.

    Phyllis: Every single family member of mine has left this town. What does that say about me?

    Jack: I’m not gonna let you go down that road. You have bright, interesting, vibrant children who are living wonderful lives. I think that says wonderful things about you.

    Phyllis: Thank you. You always know the right thing to say to me.

    Jack: That’s because nobody knows you better, red.

    Nick: Hey, did you follow up with the landscape architect about the idea of expanding the urban green space?

    Noah: We’ve been playing a little bit of phone tag, but I’m excited to talk to her.

    Nick: Ah, cool. I’m excited about it, too. Let’s talk later.

    Noah: Yep.

    Nick: I’m proud of you.

    Noah: [ Sighs ] Hey, tess? You, uh — you got a minute? Hey.

    Tessa: Hi.

    Noah: Um…I just — I’d like to apologize about last night.

    Tessa: No, you really don’t have to —

    Noah: No, I think it’s pretty obvious that I do. I mean, look how uncomfortable you are with me now. That’s the last thing that i wanted.

    Victoria: I’m surprised that you think there’s a need to go over the deal again.

    Ashland: Well, it was one thing not to be invited to the meeting. I didn’t love it, but i understood the rationale. However, I assumed I would have the chance at least to weigh in before you closed the deal.

    Victoria: But you did. You — you more than weighed in.& We drafted the offer together with our legal team. Dad didn’t add any changes, aside from the stipulation about adam, which you and I had discussed at length. So, what — what exactly would you amend?

    Ashland: Well, we both know that bringing adam in is a risk. And we can’t rely on a hope and a prayer that he’s going to behave himself. If I had been given the chance, I would at least have recommended that we put some stipulations to keep him in line.

    Victoria: Do you really think that’s needed?

    Ashland: Well, definitely. I think that we need to make it unmistakably clear what are the limits to adam’s authority.

    Victoria: You have a point, but in my opinion, it would have antagonized my father so much so that he would have called off the whole deal.

    Ashland: No, sweetheart, that’s the whole point of negotiations. You get to press somebody to find out where their red lines are, you know, what their real goals are. What if victor’s plan is to pit you against adam, huh, like you’re a couple of gladiators entering an arena for his entertainment?

    Victoria: Hold on a second. I’m not sure that’s where this is headed. But even if it were, you and i can handle adam on our own after we ensure that the sale goes through.

    Ashland: You know, you might be putting yourself in a rather untenable situation here.

    Victoria: It’s funny. A minute ago, you said I was brilliant.

    Ashland: Well, that was before I realized you closed the deal. Sweetheart, I am just trying to protect you.

    Nikki: Well, hello! I didn’t expect to see you two here. I thought you were out celebrating.

    Victoria: Uh, well, ashland actually thinks we should have added something more specific to the contract where adam is concerned, just as a precautionary measure, of course.

    Nikki: Would you like me to tell your father you need more time to discuss it?

    Ashland: I’ll leave that up to you.

    Victoria: No. I gave my father my word. And I’m not worried about adam. I can handle him. Now, if you’ll excuse me… life’s been hard enough.

    Noah: I think it’s pretty obvious that I had too much to drink last night and maybe said a little bit too much, as well. I just really hope this doesn’t change anything between us, the three of us.

    Tessa: Oh, no, of course not.

    Noah: I hope you sincerely know how happy I am for you guys. It’s obvious how much you and mariah love each other. So I will never put you on the spot like that ever again. I promise.

    Tessa: Look, we’ve been in each other’s orbit a lot lately. If it would help, I can give you some space.

    Noah: I think it would be best if we just don’t make a big deal about it. Now, can we do that, just forget about it and move on?

    Tessa: Okay. But I would hope that you would —

    Noah: Hey. We’re good, okay? I’ll see you later.

    Tessa: Okay. Bye.

    Jack: Well, let me know when you’re back, and we’ll, uh, plan our dinner date.

    Phyllis: You will be the first person I call. Yes?

    Michael: You okay?

    Phyllis: I’m fine. After talking to jack, I’m more confused about my feelings. I mean, the whole time I was telling him that I was leaving, I was hoping that he’d stop me.

    Michael: But he didn’T.

    Phyllis: No, he didn’T. Ah, it’s too late. I’m leaving.

    Lily: You know, the way patricia’s team organized the numbers in this document, i think we have more wiggle room on this project.

    Billy: Okay. Do you want to move some of the budget over to this edwards project?

    Lily: Well, I mean, I think we could, but I think we should have some more research done just to make sure it’s fiscally responsible.

    Billy: Okay. Sounds good. And last but not least, what do you want to do about this?

    Lily: Uh, I think we should table this for now, just until we have some more information.

    Billy: I think the information that we do have shows that that is a good opportunity, and if we don’t jump on it, our competitors will.

    Lily: Yeah, I guess that’s a good point. Um, okay, yeah. Let’s, uh — let’s go for it then. See? I knew we could do this together.

    Billy: Let me be very clear. You would be kicking ass in this position on this job with or without me, but I am very grateful that I’m on this adventure with you.

    Lily: You sure? No regrets?

    Billy: Not a one. I mean, what would I be doing? Chasing adam around, trying to get revenge? He’s gonna self-destruct at any point, probably sooner than later.

    Lily: I know. You’re probably right — ’cause if he does end up working for victoria, those two are far from simpatico and definitely on a collision course.

    Billy: I would say that’s an understatement. Adam is gonna lose his mind.

    Adam: Look, here’s the thing. We will get more bang for our buck if we run ads with them. That is clearly the way to go.

    [ Cellphone ringing ] So, um…does that make sense? Uh, I need to get back to you, okay? We will, uh, pick this up later. Alright.

    [ Sighs ] To what do I owe this visit?

    Victoria: I thought it was time for me to come and see what I’m getting for my money. Oh. Well, don’t tell me that I’m the first to break the news. Dad accepted newman/locke’s offer to buy newman media. It’s a done deal.

    Next week on “the young and the restless”…

    Ashland: You’re a brilliant doctor, but you need a new mountain to climb, and I think i have the perfect challenge for you.

    Lauren: I’m still curious as to exactly what victor has you doing because this feels far more cloak and dagger than your typical legal maneuvering.

    Victoria: I hope that you’re looking forward to working with me as much as I’m looking forward to being your boss.

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    [ Door opens ] Brook lynn: [ Sighs ] I am sorry to interrupt. Tj said that you’d be in here, and it’s really important. Oh, hi. Did you hear what josslyn just called me? Trina’s a lightweight when it comes to alcohol, and somehow that makes me a manipulative bitch? Oh, no. Wasn’t I clear? You’ve always been a bitch from the moment you got into town. Playing that stupid drinking game was just your latest way of proving it. Okay, I think it’s settled. The bar is closed for tonight. No more alcohol for any of us. No, no, no, no. I’m not gonna let esme blame alcohol for what happened here tonight. You’re jealous of his friendship with trina, so you deliberately set out to humiliate her by dredging up the past. Trina ran out of here in tears, but I’m guessing that’s exactly what you wanted. Really? You think it was my goal to hurt trina? Hurt her, embarrass her — one or the other. And what about you? Can you finally see esme for who she is? Hey, aunt stella. Wow.

    [ Laughs ] Look at you. You look fantastic. Oh, thank you, baby. Obviously, your time at the wellness center agreed with you. I can’t thank you enough for arranging that. I feel better than ever. Now, catch me up on everything. Though I don’t have to ask about you and portia. Your smile says everything.

    [ Laughs ] That obvious, huh? I’m happy for both of you. And tj has been texting me about latest doings at G.H. That just leaves one empty space in my family album. How are things going between you and marshall? Improving. Kind of. But at least I’m not in the dark anymore. Marshall told me everything. He did what?

    The role of marshall ashford is temporarily being played by damien leake. You said I could find you here. Uh, hi, marshall. What’s up with the plant? Uh, it’s my way of saying thank you for looking out for me after I, uh, spoiled our date. You didn’t spoil anything. You had a health crisis, and I’m just glad it wasn’t anything serious. It was my serious chance to get to know you better. I just hope I get another crack at it. Hey, there, baby sister. Hey. Thanks for meeting me. Oh, sure. I’m just sorry I missed luke’s memorial. I mean, of course, I never met the man, but I wanted to be there to support you. You know what they say about the life of an attorney. It’s either feast or famine. And right now, as I understand it, you’re feasting on peter august’s retainer? Who told you? I’m the mayor, remember? The D.A.’S a good friend of mine. Do you have any idea what you’re in for? Peter: You’re telling me that brook lynn stole maxie’s sonogram? Or maxie gave it to her. ‘Cause brook lynn was never pregnant. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! Give the man a cigar. Yeah, maxie conspired with brook lynn to pass louise off as brook lynn and valentin’s child so that you would be convinced your child had been kidnapped and, poof, disappeared into thin air.

    [ Door opens ] Peter: Oh, is this an official visit, or are you just stopping by as a concerned friend? Ha ha! No, peter, I’m here to tell you that, uh, you’re gonna be transferred to pentonville now tomorrow. They want to do some more tests, you know, make sure they dot the I’s, cross the t’S. Wait, they already cleared me to go. Right, but what’s a few more hours, right? You got someplace to be?

    [ Chuckles ] Here’s my driver’s license. If you check bailey quartermaine’s file, you’ll see I am her father. I’ll be right back. Valentin, I couldn’t help but overhear you with the nurse. What would you want with bailey’s medical records? She’s not your daughter. Well, legally, she still is. For whatever reason, brook lynn hasn’t amended bailey’s birth certificate or medical records. Oh, wow. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Wonder what? Well, whether brook lynn is hiding something.

    You know, don’t you ever knock? I’m sorry. Tj said that you were on five, and the nurse said you were in this room. She didn’t mention that you would be doing a strip routine. Well, that tends to happen when you’re getting a physical. Physical? Are you okay? Did you have a setback? My blood pressure stabilized, and I passed with flying colors. Oh, good. Which is ironic because if I wasn’t suspended, I’d be cleared from desk duty and I could go back out in the field. But the upside of being suspended, is I get more time with bailey. Isn’t that right, sweetheart? Gosh, you know, you are the best little workout buddy. I have never run so many miles so fast. You know, it’s too bad you’re her father in name only. A girl could get used to having you around. Come on, spence, say something. How is trina? Is she okay? No, she’s not okay. You saw her. She ran out of the room in tears. She won’t even come out of the room. I had to talk to her through the door. The alcohol hit her hard. Oh, the problem was not what was in the mug. Okay, I-I just have never seen her drink before, so I thought that might have been it. No, the problem was esme implying that she had feelings for you. But — which doesn’t make sense. It’s ancient history. Why would that bother her now? Maybe it never stopped bothering trina, or maybe she didn’t want to bother you two with that, or maybe trina’s just a drama queen. We had plenty of those in boarding school. I don’t think that trina’s being a drama queen. Okay, I think that she’s legitimately upset. You two must be thrilled. I mean, now you’ve even got spence doubting me. All roads lead to trina. I mean, trina’s got you wrapped around her little finger, and you can’t even see it. Did you hear her? How she’s trying to make this trina’s fault? What is wrong with you? Trina is your friend. She’s given you chance after chance. Why can’t you call esme out for the snake she is?! When you say marshall told you “everything,” what — what exactly do you mean? Well, um, he said that — he said that he got mixed up with some shady characters and he was afraid that they were gonna use his family as a bargaining chip to keep him in line. So marshall decided in order to keep his wife and kid safe that he would disappear and make everyone think that he was dead.

    [ Sighs ] Aunt stella, are you okay? I mean, I know it comes as a shock. You have no idea. Marshall didn’t say it in so many words, but… I think my father was in the witness protection program. And you believe that? Are you saying I shouldn’t? You need to keep taking those new pills your doctor prescribed and focus on lowering your blood pressure, and I need to get back to work to finish my shift. My medication is working already. I can feel it. But, uh, why do you sound like the one with a problem? Is there a problem? No problem. The doctor that wrote your new prescription reminded me of something — that there are some dreams, no matter how sweet, that deserve to die. The only place I’m going is a courtroom, and the sooner, the better. My attorney is gonna get all these charges dismissed, and I can move on with my life. Your life? Peter, the only life you’re gonna have is inside a prison. The only question is, is it gonna be in pentonville or steinmauer? No, I fully intend to beat these charges. Oh. And then I plan on doing what everyone, including the pcpd, has failed to do — find my daughter. Okay. And what makes you think you can find louise when no one else has? Well, let’s just say I have some resources that have yet to be tapped into. Yeah? Like what? Well, I could tell you, but… then I’d have to kill you. Are you threatening a police officer now? Are you trying to entrap an innocent man?

    [ Chuckles ] Come on, detective. Don’t we have some tests to run to secure my transfer? Or are you gonna run the risk of a charge of police brutality by compromising my recovery? What makes you think brook lynn is hiding something? Well, I’m not the one looking into bailey’s medical records. Think about it. Hang on. Yes? Victor, if I tell you something, can I trust you?

    I don’t know what you want me to say, joss. Esme’s my girlfriend. Back at boarding school when I thought that my dad was dead, sh-she stood by me. When we came to port charles, she’s repeatedly had my back. She thought that she was gonna be living at wyndemere, and then when I told her that I decided that we were gonna be at my grandmother’s house, she didn’t complain at all. And you and trina, you’ve — you made it well-known that you don’t like esme. She doesn’t feel accepted by any of my friends. I know that esme has some kind of hold over you, but you have got to wake up. You’ve got to wake up and see all of the hurt that she’s done. If she’s not burning down a car, she’s burning down your friendship with trina. Cameron, what do you think? You’ve always tried to mediate, tried to see esme’s perspective. I can’t believe you have to ask me that. I saw how esme treated trina. The question is, did you? Perfect. I’m not saying you should doubt marshall’s story. It’s just — I-it really surprised me. I’m sorry if this upsets you, okay? But hey, at least now we know why marshall felt it necessary to disappear. But, you know, still, when I try to find out more, like who those guys were and if they’re still a threat, marshall tells me to back off. And it’s funny to me because I was the one that wanted no part of him, and now he’s telling me to lay off. Well, maybe you should do as marshall says and set aside your interrogation for a while. Wait a minute. You are my bible-scripture-quoting auntie who’s always reminding me that the truth shall make you free. So where is it written that marshall gets a pass? Dreams don’t die unless you give up on them. Now, I don’t know you that well, but you don’t strike me as a quitter.

    [ Sighs ] See, the — that’s the thing. I thought I knew what kind of treatment you needed, but that wasn’t my place. Your place? Your place was to speak your mind. I’m grateful that you did. Thank you. But, uh… that’s the last time I’m going to tell a doctor what to do. Even if the doctor’s wrong? But, you see, that’s the thing. Dr. Rose wasn’t wrong. You just needed to adjust your blood-pressure medication, right? Now, now, wait a minute. Every defendant is entitled to legal counsel. It’s right there in the constitution, and peter august is no exception. So are you saying you took the case in the spirit of equal justice under the law? Why shouldn’t I? My little sister is not the only person in port charles to care about the public good. Oh, that’s very noble of you. And does doing the public good, uh, come along with a big, fat check to martin grey, esquire? I’m your father. Of course you can trust me. But you’re a one-time ally of peter august. Oh, valentin, that was a strictly business arrangement that I terminated on the island of crete when peter crossed the line. Besides, don’t you remember? That was the first time you and I teamed up together. And when I got back to the states, I provided information that helped track peter down. What more do I have to prove? Valentin, whatever’s troubling you, you shouldn’t be carrying this burden alone. I — it’s just too bad that lovely anna isn’t here by your side. And why this interest in the medical records of a child that isn’t even yours, and — and w-whatever has this got to do with peter august? Yeah, I could get used to being around. Bailey, that is. You missed a button. Here. You know, I really hope that you get to be a real father someday. You’ve got the touch. So do you. Um, what… you s– you didn’t tell me why you were looking for me. Did you, uh — did you hear from maxie? No. I have been sitting on pins and needles, chase. What if — what if being in pautuck somehow jars austin’s memory and he remembers maxie handing louise off to me? Oh, don’t worry about that. Maxie knows what’s at stake — keeping her precious little girl away from peter.

    [ Sighs ] Come on. Let’s go home. Your jacket. Thank you.

    What a beautiful baby. We think so. Yeah, I’m one proud dad. Sure, you are. You’re both so very lucky. What is he doing here? Uh…just one final bit of clearance before we take him back to pentonville. You know, I never saw the resemblance before, but now I get it. She looks just like her mother. Okay, get him out of here, would you? Dante: Yeah, sure thing. See you around. Let’s go. Come on, laura, not you, too. After all, we were in hiding for months, couldn’t work. It’s not like I don’t have expenses — my beloved mother’s around-the-clock care, for one thing, then there’s a small herd of my ex-wives, none of whom will ever get remarried ’cause they’re having way too much fun doing the alimony mambo. Oh. And of course, there’s my private wine collection. Should be a tax deduction. The only reason I have it is to impress my clients. You try telling that to the irs. What, you’re not gonna tell them about the expenses of courting lucy coe? No, and neither are you, especially when valentin is around. He’s got this thing about conflict of interest. Martin… look, as the mayor and as a defender of our constitution, I wholeheartedly believe in peter august’s right to competent legal counsel, but as your sister, does it have to be you? I mean, this guy has hurt so many people — maxie and her baby. Yeah, about that. Uh… you don’t think there’s any chance peter would ever get his hands on that little baby girl, do you? I mean, nobody has known about her whereabouts for months. Yeah, that’s my point. The only way he could get his hands on that little girl is if somebody as smart as you can find a way to exonerate him. Yeah. Alright, fine. You got to make a play for the cheap seats. Victor, brook lynn used bailey to help the quartermaine family regain control of elq. I would say turnabout is fair play, wouldn’t you? Hmm. And you’re hoping to find something in those medical records you can use to your advantage, yeah? Like what, for instance? I don’t know. I’m fishing, throwing a line in the water, seeing if anything bites. Oh. Well, happy fishing. Hope you catch something. Mr. Cassadine? Is there something in particular you wanted to see in your child’s records? Changing medication isn’t going to heal the family I abandoned. But you came back. You’re here now. And the longer you live, the better chance you stand of making your family whole again. You know…

    [ Sighs ] I’d rather talk about your dreams of becoming a doctor. And while I appreciate your interest, I think that you should save some of that concern for that family of yours. I’m not giving marshall a pass. I’m just asking why you can’t accept your father’s version of events and move on. Or are you using this as an excuse to keep from letting your father into your life? Marshall’s already got one foot in the door. This is about my family’s safety — you, me, and tj. What if the trouble that caused him to leave all those decades ago is still out there? What if I open that door just a little bit more and that trouble follows marshall in? Don’t you think we at least deserve to know what to expect? Or… is none of this news to you? Aunt stella, do you know something I don’t? I’m leaving now, spence. Come on, esme. Let’s take a few minutes. Let’s cool off. No, I’m not spending another minute with small-minded people who have never and will never accept me for who I am. Oh, the problem is, is that we know who you are, and that’s why we don’t accept you. Are you coming or not? Esme, we all had those hot toddies. Okay, and with the icy conditions, I don’t think it’s safe for either one of us to drive right now. I’ve ordered a car, but it seems you’ve made your choice. You’re choosing them over me. Esme, I will go with you, but first, I’m gonna check on trina and then I will get our bags and I will meet you outside! Trina’s asleep, and we can send for our things. Let’s go.

    [ Door opens ] Sorry, guys. Wow. Um, so much for our weekend getaway. I’m — I’m so sorry that this all blew up. I’m not. I can’t stand esme, and I’m thrilled I don’t have to pretend otherwise.

    [ Chuckles ] I feel horrible for trina, but remember when we got drunk on the haunted star? The only cure for that is to sleep it off, so… I guess for now… it’s just the two of us.

    Wow. Stars are very beautiful tonight.

    [ Chuckles ] Very close. You know, the more I think about it, this whole getaway was esme’s idea. Yeah, so? So do you think this was her plan all along? To embarrass us and humiliate trina? I mean, I hope not. The funny thing is, is that I always thought esme was so… sure of herself. But after tonight… I mean, I-I realized how insecure and terrified she is of losing spencer. Here’s hoping by the time they’re down from the mountain, spencer’s realized that esme was trying to hurt his friends and he dumps her. You know what? I am tired of talking about esme and spencer. I think we should stop talking altogether. Honestly, until this moment, I-I never suspected marshall was mixed up in — in dirty business. Auntie, I’m not trying to upset you, okay? But now that you know, does that ring any bells? Can you think back 40 years ago… and remember any names or faces that might have been mixed up with marshall? Baby, I wasn’t even there. And irene is no longer with us — all the more reason for you to consider what marshall’s saying and leave things alone. Well, things are good with tj, and they’re getting better with curtis. That’s not what you said the night we went out to dinner. Well, a-although curtis owns a nightclub, he still thinks like a pi. He questions everything, but, uh, I’m sure in time, he’ll come around. Marshall… do you remember what I told you about my son? Yeah, that we don’t always have as much time as we think we do, but doesn’t that apply to you, as well, with your dream of becoming a doctor? Did you see the way that peter was smiling at bailey? It’s almost as if he knows the truth. He said bailey looks just like her mother. He meant you. Did he? I mean, chase, what if he suspects the truth? What if he was saying that — that bailey looks like maxie? You got to remember, brook lynn, that’s — that’s just who peter is. It’s — he wants to get under your skin, if not with poison, then with words, but peter can’t possibly know. Peter can’t possibly know what? You know, I can’t wait to get back to pentonville. Really? The place where you were poisoned, almost killed you? Well, I’ll take the risk of lax security if it means getting to trial faster. Oh, speaking of which, here’s my attorney. Uh…yeah.

    [ Door closes ] Dante, see your way clear of doing me a favor — give me five minutes alone with mr. August? Yeah, guess that’s alright. Appreciate it. I’ll be right outside.

    [ Door opens ]

    [ Door closes ] Ah, martin. What brings you here? Good news, I hope. Well, kind of depends on which side of those handcuffs you’re on. Mr. August, I’m afraid I find it necessary to recuse myself from your defense. I see. Well, if you no longer wish to represent me, we’ll go our separate ways. No hard feelings. What’s the catch? Excuse me one second. Can we meet later? Yes, of course. I-I’ll make a reservation at the pc grill. Great. Thank you for getting my daughter’s file. Oh, and the file can’t leave this floor. Understood. I’m looking for a sonogram from the third trimester. I’m a bit of a sentimental. I’d like a copy — treasure it for always.

    There’s no sonogram in this file. How is that possible? I was here when it was taken. Did somebody deliberately remove it? No, it was never in here. Was never in here. Of course. It would be in her mother’s file. I don’t suppose you could let me have a look at brook lynn’s information without her permission. No. Nurse. Uh, just so I can be prepared in case of an emergency, my daughter’s blood type is o negative, right? Uh… no, she’s o positive. That’s what I meant. Thanks. Laura, hi. Hi. Chase and I were — were just talking about what an awful, awful human being that peter august is. He can’t possibly know how much harm he’s caused to maxie, to elizabeth, to my family, especially to monica. Between jason dying and drew being locked away in that prison for all that time, peter deserves to be locked up till the end of time. Yeah, we’re hoping that when august goes to trial, he’ll be convicted and sentenced to life. Well, I have the same hope. You know something, you guys? It’s really easy for young adults — new parents — to, um, lose their sense of faith, you know, with all the responsibility, but you can’t let that happen, for her sake, right? Because she will grow up in a better, safer, kinder world, a world where peter august can’t come back to haunt any of us. Amen to that. Anything to protect bailey. There’s no catch, marty. If you can’t give my defense the time and attention that it deserves… then I’ll find someone who will. Thank you for being so understanding. Naturally, you’ll be returning my retainer. Oh, well [Chuckles] Ordinarily, I would deduct the time I’ve already spent working on your case, but, uh… what the hell? Small price to pay for my conscience. Oh, who knew you had one?

    [ Door opens ] Everything going okay in here? I’d say so. Mr. August will no longer require my services. I wish you both a good night. You fired martin? No. He walked away from me. Oh. Smart man.

    [ Chuckles ] Well, I’m off, peter. I’ll leave you with officer bridges here in case you get scared tonight. You sleep tight, detective. I’m quite sure I will.

    [ Door closes ] I don’t have time for dreams, and my break is almost over, so… I-I was just about to go, too, but, uh, not before you hear me out. Uh, whatever dr. Rose told you, he had his reasons, but I want you to know that I’d trust you with my life any day. And I knew that I was in good hands that night… because you were there. Was joss right? Did you get everyone to the cabin just so you could humiliate them? And blow up my friendships?

    I never knew I loved the stars

    the lamps that guide us on a pitch black night

    I never I knew I loved the moon

    and how it bathes the world in silver light are you sure about this?

    [ Chuckles ] Cam… I’m so sure.

    I never knew



    I never knew I loved the breeze

    that wraps around us with its soft caress

    and how I love to close my eyes

    to listen to the rhythm of your breath

    I never knew I loved how waves would cool the burning sand

    of footprints we leave walking hand in hand

    I never knew

    what difference does it make what I say? You are so ready to believe the worst of me. That’s not an answer. I need to know if what joss accused you of is actually true. All I wanted was to try to get to know your friends better and for you to make great memories before you have to go to prison. But you think I planned this weekend to be something diabolical, just… just makes me sad.

    [ Sighs ] Wow. Don’t get me wrong, I-I’m really glad that we waited, but… wow. Yeah, um… I’m — I’m — I’m glad we waited, too. Um…but I’m also really glad we had this moment. Oh, to think of how close we came to letting esme ruin this for us. I do not want to think about esme right now. I only want to focus on you. Clearly, you have a choice to make. Do you want answers that might tell you things you don’t want to know? Or do you want your father back in your life? Small world. Mind if I join you? Ah, la lucy, my sexy, sexy thing. It’s marty. Listen, my schedule just opened up. What do you say you and I catch a flight to the big easy, get ourselves a nice, heaping helping of mardi gras? Ah, madame mayor. To what do I owe the honor? I just saw my brother martin. He was smiling from ear to ear because he no longer represents you. But when he told me that you didn’t argue, you didn’t put up any fight to try to keep him… I just had to wonder… why so magnanimous, peter? Peter: What a beautiful baby. She looks just like her mother. I have faith in the system, madame mayor. Somehow, I… just know things are going to work out for the best. Anna, it’s me. Call me. I’ve got a lead on louise.

    [ Grunting ] Johann, johann, please be careful with my son. Oh, and, um… cancel my dinner reservation.

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    TR: I have business here with johnny dimera, and I’m not leaving till it’s settled.

    Paulina: Now, fine, but you just stay the hell away from me. And you go anywhere near my family, I swear–I swear!

    Lani: Paulina? Is everything okay?

    Paulina: Hey. Hey, you. I didn’t see you there.

    Lani: What’s going on?

    Paulina: Nothing. Nothing. Why?

    Lani: Because it sounded like you two were arguing.

    Paulina: No. We weren’t, you know, exactly arguing.

    TR: More like you were trying to chase me out of town.

    Lani: Well, why would she do that? Who are you?

    Demon johnny: I know I’m not supposed to contact you directly, judge barnes, especially on the day of my father’s sentencing, but between you and me, I think you made the right decision. What he did completely traumatized my mother, and I’m glad you found him guilty. My hope is that you’ll put him behind bars for a very long time. Yes. Thank you for listening.

    [Cell phone beeps] That ought to do it.

    Belle: Okay. Here’s your suit. Well, where’s johnny?

    Ej: I haven’t heard from him all day. I don’t think he’s coming.

    Belle: Well, I was counting on him to speak on your behalf at sentencing.

    Ej: I’ll send him another message, but I get the feeling he’s avoiding me.

    Belle: Hmm. Well, is there anyone else you can think of who could vouch for you? Friends? Other family members?

    Ej: Well, we can cross chad off the list. Last thing I want is to give my brother a second chance to stab me in the back.

    Gwen: Seems like something my simp of a sister would do.

    Kristen: Oh, god. Ava and gwen, you ladies both owe me.

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

    [Soft orchestration]

    Chad: Hey.

    Johnny: Uncle chad. I’m sure you saw that my father’s sentencing hearing is about to start.

    Chad: Yeah. I wonder how hard the judge is gonna be on him.

    Johnny: If he cares about justice, he’ll give him the max.

    Chad: Do you mean that?

    Johnny: It’s what he deserves for kidnapping my mother. Not to mention, practically forcing himself on abigail.

    Chad: Yeah, that was disturbing.

    Johnny: I still can’t believe he’d do something like that right there, in the courthouse.

    Chad: Me neither.

    Johnny: I mean, what kind of monster acts that way? I assume abigail is keeping her distance?

    Chad: She left town actually.

    Johnny: Oh. I didn’t know she was going away.

    Chad: Neither did I. She left last night without saying goodbye to me or the kids.

    Johnny: You worried?

    Chad: I was, ’cause I couldn’t reach her, but she finally texted me.

    Johnny: Everything okay?

    Chad: Yeah. She had to go to boston, to help her parents. Some emergency with the paper they bought.

    Johnny: Hmm. Well, I hope she comes back soon. I need her back in town when production begins.

    Chad: Production? On your movie?

    Johnny: Yeah, yeah. Big plot twist. “Possessed: The marlena evans story” is making a comeback.

    Paulina: I’ll tell you exactly who this man is. This is johnny dimera’s business associate, and what you heard was me voicing my opinion about my soon-to-be ex-son-in-law.

    TR: Spoiler alert. She’s not a fan.

    Lani: At the moment, neither am I.

    Paulina: Oh, you hear that? Now you got two people telling you not to get involved with that louse. Let’s go.

    TR: Wait, wait, wait. I never got introduced to this young woman. I’m terrell raymond coates, but everyone calls me tr. And who might you be?

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    Belle: I’m really, really sorry things turned out this way. I feel like I let you down.

    Ej: It wasn’t your fault. You warned me not to take the witness stand, but I was too arrogant to listen.

    Belle: No, you just wanted to get your side of the story out there.

    Ej: And you can see how well that went. If I had taken your advice, I might not be in this position.

    Belle: Well, can’t argue with that, and usually I’m right.

    Ej: [Exhales deeply] You’re a good lawyer, belle, and I don’t know that anyone could have done a better job.

    Belle: Thank you.

    Ej: No, thank you.

    Belle: For losing?

    Ej: For believing in me, when even my own family doesn’T.

    Ej: Well… [Clears throat] I guess it’s time to face the music.

    Belle: Yeah. Hang on. Sorry. [Chuckles] Okay. Yeah, okay. That’s better.

    Chad: You’re still making the movie?

    Johnny: I am.

    Chad: After what marlena just went through? You don’t think that’s gonna be hard on your grandmother?

    Johnny: It’s not something I wanted to do, okay? I didn’t have a choice.

    Chad: What do you mean you didn’t have a choice?

    Johnny: Producer showed up this morning. Said if I didn’t give him the movie I promised that he’d ruin my career.

    Chad: Seriously? He threatened you?

    Johnny: Yeah, said he, uh… already promised his investors a big return and that if I don’t deliver, he’ll make sure every studio in hollywood knows I can’t be trusted.

    Chad: Who was this guy?

    Johnny: His name’s tr coates. He’s a big power player in the industry. Not someone you want to cross.

    Chad: Right. It sounds like he’s playing hardball.

    Johnny: Yeah.

    Lani: I’m lani price-grant.

    TR: Price, so you’re–

    Paulina: She’s my niece.

    TR: Ah, yeah. I can see the resemblance. And these little munchkins are–

    Paulina: That’s my family, so you best keep your distance, okay, if you know what’s good for you. You feel me?

    Lani: Paulina, isn’t that a little harsh?

    TR: Yes, it is harsh. Thank you, lani.

    Paulina: You just keep her name out of your damn mouth.

    TR: Hey, I mean no harm. I’m just here to make a great movie with johnny D. I didn’t even know you were here.

    Paulina: Fine, fine. Go ahead, go on, make your damn movie. Just leave my family out of it, okay? Just leave me alone! Just–come on, lani. Just come on!

    Gwen: Yeah, I just texted chad. I’ve still got him convinced that abigail is in boston. Ava, I know that he’s going to figure it out eventually. I’m just trying to buy us some time, so I can figure out what to do next. I didn’t exactly plan for her to see you in that sarah mask, did I? No, ava, I’m not blaming you. We’re just lucky that that pilot has agreed to deliver her to kristen. I have to go. Bye.

    [Cell phone beeps]

    Xander: Oh. Sorry, love. Didn’t mean to interrupt your phone call.

    Gwen: No, that’s all right. Was just wrapping up.

    Xander: Thought I heard you mention kristen’s name. Why are you talking about her?

    Kristen: [Panting] I really need to hire someone to do this grunt work. Especially since it’s been happening so often.

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    Abigail: [Groans]


    Abigail: Where the hell am I?

    Kristen: Welcome to fantasy island.

    Gwen: I was talking about kristen, because I read an article about her today, in “the spectator.”

    Xander: What about it?

    Gwen: Well, allegedly she phoned abigail denying having to do anything with your cousin philip’s disappearance.

    Xander: Well, who were you talking to on the phone.

    Gwen: Um, my friend claire. I thought she’d have some insight, since she and philip are family.

    Xander: Oh, I don’t think I’d take kristen’s word as gospel. I mean she’s not exactly known as a truth-teller.

    Gwen: Yeah, I hear you. Anyway, where were you today, handsome?

    Xander: Hmm, well… I was out shopping for a gift. For you.

    Gwen: What? What’s this?

    Xander: This is a bag. A bag that contains a box. A box that houses the gift I bought for you.

    Gwen: Really? What is it?

    Xander: Dunno.

    Gwen: [Chuckles]

    Gwen: [Gasps]

    [Exhales] It’s london.

    Xander: Look, I know it’s not the same as going there in person, but it’s the best I could do.

    Gwen: It’s beautiful.

    Xander: Look, I was a complete wanker canceling our plans, just so I could go and search for sarah, who, as it turns out, was doing just fine.

    Gwen: It’s okay.

    Xander: No, gwen, it’s not. No, I hurt you. I want you to know that I’m really, truly sorry.

    Lani: You didn’t need to walk us home.

    Paulina: I just wanted to make sure that that man didn’t harass you.

    Lani: Why would he do that?

    Paulina: Well, who knows? I’m a good judge of character. I got a nasty vibe from him.

    Lani: Well, he didn’t seem that bad to me.

    Paulina: “Not that bad?” You saw how aggressive he was.

    Lani: Actually, you were the aggressive one. I mean, why did you flip out on him like that, anyway?

    Paulina: I didn’T. I didn’t flip out.

    Lani: You kinda did.

    Paulina: You gotta stand your ground with men like tr coates. I put him on blast. Any–any friend of johnny dimera is an enemy of mine.

    Lani: I know you have your issues with johnny after what he did to chanel, but are you sure it’s not more than that?

    Paulina: What else would there be?

    Lani: I mean when tr asked who I was, you told him I was your niece. Why wouldn’t you want him to know I was your daughter?

    Johnny: I don’t blame tr for wanting me to make the movie. It’s a great script, and I signed a contract.

    Chad: Sure, but that was before the devil came back to salem.

    Johnny: But he wasn’t here for that, and plus, he does really seem genuinely excited about the movie. He even said he sees it as a trilogy.

    Chad: Whoa, wait. He wants to make three movies about marlena? What are the sequels gonna be about?

    Johnny: Well, part two would be about my grandmother’s most recent possession.

    Chad: And the third?

    Johnny: We’ll figure something out.

    Chad: Look, I don’T… I don’t think this is a great idea, but I am happy for you and your career.

    Johnny: Thank you. That’s nice of you to say.

    Chad: It sounds like you’re not gonna have a whole lot of time for dimera going forward. If you want, I could talk to our lawyers and see about them transferring yours and your father’s shares to me.

    Johnny: That won’t be necessary. I still plan to be involved with dimera enterprises.

    Chad: You sure? Making a movie is a– it’s a lot of work, you know? And I know you want to give it your full attention.

    Johnny: I can do both.

    Chad: This is your big break, johnny. I don’t want you to leave anything on the field.

    Johnny: I promise you I can handle being a business mogul and a movie mogul at the same time.

    Chad: Very ambitious of you.

    Johnny: Well, trust me. I’m up for the challenge. I’m ready to make my mark on the world.

    Belle: How are you holding up?

    Ej: [Screams]

    [Exhales sharply]

    Belle: I’m so sorry.

    Ej: Ugh.

    [Sighs] I knew bad news was coming, but to hear those words spoken from the judge, I–

    Belle: Don’t give up. Listen, we’re gonna file an appeal right away.

    Ej: Both you and I know that that’s a longshot. My fate’s been sealed. I’m innocent and I am going to be rotting away in statesville prison, for the next ten years.

    [Exhales deeply] My plaque psoriasis…

    Paulina: Are those angels asleep?

    Lani: They will be in a few. So I’ll ask again. Why didn’t you want that man to know who I was?

    Paulina: Well, I wasn’t sure if you were comfortable with me introducing you that way. Not yet, anyway. You’ve only called me mom once, and that was because I was about to be crushed by a chandelier.

    Lani: You had no problem telling everyone I was your daughter, at chanel’s party.

    Paulina: That was among family. This man, he’s a complete stranger.

    Lani: So?

    Paulina: So he doesn’t need to know our business.

    Lani: I don’t see what difference it would make. I mean it’s not like we’re hiding anything anymore.

    Paulina: Don’t you get it? I’m trying to protect you, to protect all of you.

    Lani: How? And from what?

    Paulina: Well, like I said, this person, tr? Well, he’s doing this movie with johnny, and with my help, chanel, she’s planning on taking her soon-to-be-ex to the cleaner’S.

    Lani: What does the divorce have anything to do with tr?

    Paulina: How do you think he’s gonna feel with chanel making half the movie profits? Things, they get sour. Tr, he blames me and chanel, then he comes after us.

    Lani: For what exactly?

    Paulina: [Stammering] It doesn’t matter. This man–men like that– they they destroy everything they touch. Trust me. It’s just better that he doesn’t know that I have another daughter.

    Lani: I don’t know. It feels like a stretch.

    Paulina: I’m being cautious. I’ll admit it.

    Lani: Are you being cautious, or are you just not telling me the whole story?

    Gwen: You don’t have to apologize.

    Xander: Yes, I do. I was incredibly unfair. You had to give up spending the holidays in london, just so I could run around playing detective.

    Gwen: You thought sarah was in danger. I know that she was very important to you and you were worried about her.

    Xander: Yeah, but she wasn’t in danger. She just really, truly wanted to get away from me, and I guess I… still didn’t want to accept that.

    Gwen: I know how hard it is to realize when someone you really care about doesn’t feel the same way.

    Xander: I didn’t realize how much she hated me until I saw her again. You should have been there.

    Xander: Well, maggie cares about you deeply. You lied to her about where you were.

    Sarah: I wanted to be left alone and I was afraid that she would tell you where I was. I was trying to avoid this.

    Xander: Oh, so you hate me now.

    Sarah: Yes. You put another woman’s baby in my arms and told me that it was mine. You let me fall in love with her, and then you watched as she was taken away from me. How could I not hate you?

    Xander: I mean you would not believe how angry she was.

    Gwen: I can only imagine.

    Abigail: Kristen?

    Kristen: Hello, abigail.

    Abigail: What are you doing here? What-what am I doing here?

    Kristen: Well, those are both excellent questions.

    Abigail: What is this place?

    Kristen: It’s an old dimera property on a deserted island. Hasn’t been kept up as well as it should, but it does serve its purpose.

    Abigail: Which is?

    Kristen: Here. Juices from the native fruits.

    Abigail: I’ll pass.

    Kristen: Are you sure? After your flight, I would assume you’d be dehydrated.

    Abigail: Flight?

    Kristen: Mm-hmm. And this will flush out all the sedatives that you were given.

    Abigail: I’m getting the hell out of here.

    Kristen: Did you not hear the part about being on a deserted island? Where the hell are you gonna go, abigail?

    Abigail: Give it a shot, anyway.

    Kristen: Oh, all right. Well, if I can’t make you stay, maybe this will, hmm?

    Johnny: So aunt abigail’s still game to play my grandma, right? I know she’s busy with the newspaper.

    Chad: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her when she gets back to town.

    Johnny: I have a feeling she’ll say yes. I know how excited she was about playing the part, and who can blame her? I mean, what’s more fun than acting like you have the devil in you?

    Chad: I don’t know if I’d call it fun, but I’m sure abby’s up for the challenge.

    Johnny: Of course, now that my dad’s gonna be going away, I’ll need to find a new leading man. You still interested in playing john black?

    Chad: Me?

    Johnny: Well, you pitched the idea before. Ddi you change your mind?

    Chad: Yeah, I just have a lot more on my plate now, so– but I’ll think about it.

    Johnny: Ah, come on. Can’t imagine you want to watch someone else have sex with your wife.

    Chad: Having fake sex with my wife.

    Johnny: Of course, of course. I just–I was just thinking could be another good way to stick it to my dad.

    Chad: You really think he cares about that?

    Johnny: Oh, I think he cares about everything when it comes to you. He tried to steal the company from you. He tried to steal this role from you. Now you get both.

    Chad: Your father’s done a lot of horrible things, but he’s about to pay dearly for his crimes. I’m not about to dance on his grave.

    Johnny: Don’t you think he’d do the same thing to you?

    Chad: Yeah, but no. He’s still my brother, and he’s your father. He’s about to have his whole life taken away.

    Belle: Before you go out there, I’m sure the news of your sentencing has already hit the press.

    Ej: We dimeras are always good for clickbait.

    Belle: There is going to be a swarm of reporters out there, so I’m gonna go coordinate with the courthouse and see if we can sneak you out the back way to the prison van.

    Ej: You don’t have to worry about that. You’ve done your job.

    Belle: Ej, you’re still my client.

    Ej: And I’ll always be very appreciative, but the best thing you can do for me right now is leave. Go home to shawn. Please.

    Belle: No, I’m not gonna abandon you.

    Ej: I’ll be fine. I just– I just need some time to myself before they take me away.

    Belle: Okay. Well, I can give you some time. I’ll just be right outside, in the corridor.

    Ej: Damn it, belle. I told you to go home.

    Belle: Why? Why are you trying to get rid of me? Oh, my god. You’re planning to escape, aren’t you? -We are here! -For new homeowners,

    Ej: Never ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to.

    Belle: You really are planning an escape.

    Ej: Just go.

    Belle: So what? Are you studying kristen’s playbook?

    Ej: What do you want me to say?

    Belle: Are you meeting her somewhere? Is she in on this?

    Ej: The less you know the better. I don’t want you implicated.

    Belle: You can’t do this.

    Ej: You know what I can’t do is go to prison for the next ten years for a crime I didn’t commit.

    Belle: You’re only gonna make this so much worse.

    Ej: Nothing can be worse than that. You give me one good reason why I shouldn’t get the hell out of here while I still can.

    Belle: I’ll give you two: Sydney and johnny. If you run, you’ll never see your children again.

    [Cell phone beeps]

    Chad: Breaking news: Judge just rendered his sentence.

    Johnny: And?

    Chad: He gave your dad ten years.

    Johnny: Ouch.

    Chad: Ten years. I can’t even imagine.

    Johnny: Oh, come on, don’t tell me you’re actually feeling sorry for my father.

    Chad: You’re not?

    Johnny: He kidnapped my mother, held her prisoner for months. Whatever happens, he did to himself.

    Chad: Right.

    Johnny: Look, I know I’m supposed to feel sympathetic, because we share the same dna, but honestly, what I feel is relief. Justice was served. Now we can all move on.

    Chad: Just like that?

    Johnny: I have a movie to pull together, okay? Think about my offer and please, call abigail, tell her I need her in salem asap.

    Abigail: You’re gonna shoot me?

    Kristen: [Chuckles] I mean, if I have to.

    Abigail: Ugh. All right. Well, if I’m not going anywhere, you mind telling me how I ended up here?

    Kristen: Hmm. What was the last thing you remember? Hmm?

    Abigail: I was headed to the airfield looking for my cousin sarah, because I suspected it was not sarah, but it was you in a mask.

    Kristen: Ooh, solid theory.

    Abigail: And it turns out it was a mask, only the person beneath it was ava vitali.

    Kristen: Ooh, and the plot thickens.

    Abigail: Did you put her up to it? ‘Cause I know the two of you are friends.

    Kristen: Mm-hmm. Well, I mean it’s true, we go way back. But what happened at the airfield when you figured all this out?

    Abigail: Well, I was about to call rafe, only someone came up, hit me from behind, and I think I know who it was.

    Xander: I know you said you forgive me, but I hope you really do.

    Gwen: I do. As long as you can forgive me too.

    Xander: For what?

    Gwen: [Sighs] For acting like an insecure child, doubting you, doubting what we have together.

    Xander: You have nothing to be sorry for, gwen.

    Gwen: I do. I– I completely overreacted. You see, I–I– I saw you obsessing about sarah, and I just–I panicked. The truth is, xander, you– you’re all I’ve got. My father’s moved away, and abigail and I will– we can hardly even be in the same room together. And so, if lost you, I’d be completely alone.

    Xander: Here’s the good news, gwen. You’re not gonna lose me. Ever.

    Gwen: Do you mean that?

    Xander: Of course I do.

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    Paulina: Trust me, lani, if chanel and i go to battle against tr, he will exploit any and all vulnerabilities.

    Lani: You don’t even know him, right?

    Paulina: No, no. No, no, no. Except that he’s working with johnny dimera, which tells me a lot. Besides, I know that type.

    Lani: Which is?

    Paulina: Charming and affable, on the surface, but something very different underneath.

    Lani: How can you tell that from one conversation?

    Paulina: You know, just like you’re good at sniffing out criminals, I got a nose for users. You don’t get to be a big time movie producer without being a cutthroat. I’m just trying to protect you, you and your precious children.

    Lani: I think you’re being paranoid.

    Paulina: Paranoid, cautious, what’s the difference? Lani, just do me a favor, would you? Now, if you ever come across that man again, you just go running in the opposite direction. You hear me? You hear me? I don’t want you having anything to do with tr coates!

    Kristen: So who do you think knocked you out?

    Abigail: I mean, come on. I wake up here. I’ve got you hovering over me. It doesn’t take an investigative reporter to assume it was probably you.

    Kristen: Oh, well, I can neither confirm nor deny.

    Abigail: Sure, okay. Let’s just keep playing your games.

    Kristen: All you need to know, ms. Abigail, the reason you’re here is because you were sticking your nose where it didn’t belong.

    Abigail: You mean I was getting too close to the truth about what actually happened to sarah.

    Kristen: What truth is that?

    Abigail: Sarah didn’t just decide to leave salem on her own last year. You did something to her, didn’t you?

    Gwen: Why is it every time I’m with you, everything just… feels so much better? Like all my problems just sort of float away.

    Xander: Well, I hope I can always do that for you. I hope–

    Gwen: What? What? You seem like you want to tell me something. What is it?

    Xander: Look, I know this isn’t the ideal time to bring up her name again, but I do have one last thing I want to say about sarah.

    Gwen: Okay.

    Xander: Before she left, she gave me some really good advice. She told me to stop obsessing about our breakup, get on with my life, focus on you.

    Gwen: She said that, did she?

    Xander: Yes, she did, so that’s what I’m gonna do from now on. No more looking back. I only want to look to the future, and my future is with you.

    Gwen: You really mean that?

    Xander: I know exactly how to prove it. For rob, it took years to find out

    Ej: All right. I’ll stay. I’ll call off the extraction.

    Belle: You’re doing the right thing.

    Ej: [Chuckles] Oh, I’m not so sure about that. But I am putting my trust in you.

    Belle: Well, I won’t let you down. I am going to clear your name. I promise.

    Lani: I still think you’re overreacting, but if it makes you feel better, I will stay clear of tr.

    Paulina: Thank you. Oh. Ooh, trust me, it will be for the best.

    [Cell phone rings]

    Lani: This is work. I need to take it.

    Paulina: Oh, of course. Go ahead.

    Lani: Detective price.

    Paulina: Oh. Oh, whoo! Oh, that was a close call. Oh, don’t worry, little angels. I’m gonna keep you and your mama safe. That mr. Terrell raymond coates. He’s never gonna find out that your mama is his daughter. I’ll make damn sure of it.

    Johnny: Mr. Coates.

    TR: I told you, call me tr.

    Johnny: Sorry. Tr, I’ve got some great news. I just spoke to my grandmother about the movie.

    TR: And?

    Johnny: And she wasn’t thrilled about it, but she understands that I was in a tough position, so–

    TR: She’s a go?

    Johnny: We’re good to go. We’re bringing the devil back to salem. Come on.

    TR: All right.

    Chad: Hey, jennifer. Yeah, I’m trying to reach abigail but she’s not picking up. Is she around? What do you mean she’s not with you? If she’s not with you, then– then where is she?

    Kristen: What exactly are you accusing me of?

    Abigail: We all know what you did to kate last year. You locked her up, you put on one of your masks, you impersonated her, and then you went and you broke up with jake.

    Kristen: [Chuckles] News gets around, huh?

    Abigail: Yup. Then you tried to ship her out of town, only, she managed to escape.

    Kristen: Abigail, why are we talking about this?

    Abigail: Because I’m just thinking you probably did the exact same thing to sarah.

    Kristen: And why would i do that?

    Abigail: Same reason you kidnapped kate, to shut her up.

    Kristen: Hmm. You do have interesting theories.

    Abigail: I’m right, aren’t I? What’d you do to sarah, hmm? Where is she?

    Gwen: Where are you going?

    Xander: [Exhales deeply] Gwen rizczech…

    Gwen: What are you doing?

    Xander: Gwen, I know I don’t deserve a woman like you. Someone so strong, and loyal, and so beautiful, but would you take pity on this poor, pathetic, completely naked scoundrel and grant me the honor of becoming my wife?

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    B&B Transcript Friday, January 28, 2022

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    [ Dramatic music ]

    Hope: Tell me, dad, what are you going to do?

    Deacon: Do? I’m not planning on doing anything.

    Hope: Oh, so you are going to keep it a secret that you and mom were drinking and… that you two kissed and you spent the night together in her bed?

    Brooke: Do you think I’m making a mistake not telling ridge? I mean, if he finds out some other way…

    Liam: On the one hand, I mean, I know you’d feel better if you were honest. On the other, ridge hates deacon like the wind blows, so I understand the instinct to keep quiet and forget it ever happened.

    Brooke: Yeah, well it’s kind of hard to forget it ever happened knowing that douglas thinks he saw me kissing santa. Oh, my god. He saw.

    Douglas: Dad, dad, a bald eagle!

    Thomas: Really? Let me see!

    Steffy: Hey, douglas and thomas–

    Thomas: Uh-huh!

    Steffy: Kelly and hayes are sleeping so I try not to shout, okay?

    Douglas: Sorry aunt steffy.

    Steffy: It’s okay. Bald eagles are super cool.

    Thomas: You know what? I think what we got here is actually a seagull.

    Douglas: Ah, man.

    Thomas: It’s all right.

    Steffy: I think, uh, douglas may need to get his eyes checked. First, he sees bald eagles, the other day he saw grandma kissing santa claus.

    Thomas: That’s true. This guy might need some glasses. Hey, you know, that steffy and I are just joking, right?

    Douglas: I know.

    Thomas: Douglas. You okay?

    Grace: Did you see zende? See how his date went?

    Paris: I haven’t seen him but I assume that he will fill me in next time I do.

    Grace: You still don’t think it’s odd? This man who was about to propose to you is already out on another–

    Paris: Mom, can we– can we not do this right now? I realize that you don’t understand but things were just moving too fast. And this is a good reset for us. We still hang out. We still have a connection. There’s just a little bit more freedom.

    Grace: Freedom? Freedom to do what? Date other men and be disappointed? Because from what I’ve seen, you cannot pick a better man than zende.

    Grace: Am I wrong?

    Grace: Is there something you’re not telling me? A reason why zende would be a bad match for you?

    Paris: Oh, carter! Hey.

    Carter: Hey, paris. Grace. It’s nice to see you.

    Grace: Nice to see you, too.

    Carter: Am I interrupting?

    Grace: Paris and I were talking about zende and how she turned down a proposal.

    Paris: Okay, mom. That’s not public information. And zende doesn’t even realize that I knew that he was going to propose. I stopped him before he could pull out the ring.

    Grace: Because you were steering the conversation, made him second guess. That’s the strangest thing, right? Did you know about this?

    Paris: I didn’t want to hurt zende by rejecting him. I don’t know why that feels strange to you.

    Grace: What’s strange is you wanting to reject him in the first place. How many phone calls have we had where you went on and on about how much you liked him?

    Paris: I don’t know. What can I say? I–I’m just not ready.

    Thomas: Is everything all right, douglas? If something’s bothering you, you can talk to me about it.

    Brooke: I can’t believe douglas saw that kiss.

    Liam: Ah! A kiss between you and santa, though. Not deacon. Right? This–brooke, this is–I’m pretty sure this is the kind of thing kids forget about, right? He’s going to get older. He’ll grow up. He’ll have this fuzzy sort of memory. Assume it was a dream.

    Brooke: What if he remembers everything? What if in the future he starts asking questions and trying to figure out who I was with? I can’t let this get out, liam. I can’T.

    Hope: If you were to go to ridge and tell him what happened…

    Deacon: The guy I used to be? Oh man, would I have enjoyed that!

    Hope: But the guy you are now?

    Deacon: I’ve given a lot of thought to a future with your mom. I’ve dreamt about it. And ridge, if he leaves her, that’s my foot in the door, right? But, as much as I want it to happen, I don’t want it to happen that way. I’d never do that to your mother. I’d never betray her trust like that, so no, I won’t say anything, not to anyone. I promise. (Peaceful music)

    Grace: Carter, I apologize. As much as I enjoy being an overbearing mother, I did not intend to interrogate paris in front of you. I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around this. I mean, zende is handsome, he’s smart. He’s got all the right attributes. Good family, good values.

    Carter: She’s not wrong.

    Paris: No, she’s not.

    Carter: Zende is a great guy.

    Grace: If you won’t listen to me, then listen to carter, sounds like he agrees zende is too good to pass up.

    Liam: I don’t think you have to worry about douglas.

    Brooke: Yeah. Some grandmother I turned out to be, huh?

    Liam: Hey. From what I understand, all you did–all you did was encourage him not to talk about it anymore.

    Brooke: What choice did I have? My marriage is at stake.

    Thomas: Douglas, I didn’t mean to make you feel bad about the seagull. You know, I could have said it was a bald eagle but I don’t like lying to you.

    [ Baby babbling ]

    Steffy: Oh. I think kelly is waking up.

    Douglas: Can I go play with her?

    Steffy: Uh, yeah, yeah, of course. Let me know if you guys need a snack or anything, okay?

    Douglas: Okay.

    Thomas: I don’t know what’s going on with him. It’s like one minute he’s fine and the next…

    Steffy: Would it have killed you to pretend it was a bald eagle?

    Thomas: I don’t like lying to him. Also–I’m just going to talk to the mom about this, all right?

    Steffy: I mean, she’s a psychiatrist. Take advantage of that.

    Thomas: That is true.

    Steffy: You know who else should take advantage? Dad.

    Thomas: Yeah. Well, with everything he’s got going on over there at brooke’S…

    Steffy: Oh, I know, I can’t believe it. If dad and mom just stayed together, if he hadn’t gone back to brooke, his life would have been so much better. If he had just chosen differently in the past, he wouldn’t be dealing with deacon today.

    Hope: You really do love her, don’t you?

    Deacon: What was your first clue? The kiss? Or, the fact that I’m willing to keep it a secret?

    Hope: Both, I suppose. But it’s, I don’t know, comforting. And I am not condoning it. Not at all. I’m just saying it’s nice to know that when the two of you were vulnerable and you kissed, that maybe you really did care for each other back when I was born. An it was more than just some scandal. Maybe if things had turned out differently…

    Deacon: Yeah, well, you know, I–I try not to let myself go back. I’ll tell you this though, if I ever did get another shot with your mother, I would do everything to make every day of her life full of happiness.

    Hope: Yeah, I bet you would. Well, I should get going but thank you again… for what you’re doing for mom. I–I do, appreciate it.

    Deacon: Okay well, hug those grandkids for me, all right?

    Hope: I will.

    Deacon: Okay.

    Hope: Bye.

    Sheila: You and brooke. On new year’s eve. Yo you ready?

    Grace: Paris, I’m not trying to marry you off. I get that you’re not ready for a lifelong commitment. It’s just, I’m confused. I keep hearing in my head everything you’ve told me about zende since you first met. It seems to me a guy like zende doesn’t come along every day. Am I right?

    Carter: Yeah.

    Paris: Mom, just please understand zende is very special to me and we’re still seeing where things go.

    Grace: You want to see what else is out there? Is that it? You worry that maybe you are too young to have already found the one, that maybe there’s someone more exciting, more fun? Listen to me, a word of advice: I went for the guy that was a little more dangerous, that was more exciting, and look what happened.

    Paris: Yeah, I hear you. But can we maybe talk about this later?

    Grace: Okay, of course. I know you two are busy so I’ll let you get back to work. But if you won’t listen to me, then listen to carter. He knows zende a lot better than I do. Maybe he can give you some insight I can’T.

    Deacon: I’d thought you’d left.

    Sheila: Oh, I’m a sucker for the bread sticks. I couldn’t help but pull up a chair and have a seat right within earshot.

    Deacon: So you were eavesdropping?

    Sheila: Eavesdropping, no. That would mean it was intentional. I was just trying to read my menu. I couldn’t help it if a couple people were talking so loud that I could overhear what they were saying.

    Deacon: What did you hear? Sheila…

    Sheila: I’m a little hurt, deacon, that you didn’t tell me yourself. You and brooke? Drinking buddies. Wow. Who would have imagined that?

    Liam: So how’d it go?

    Hope: Uh, great, actually.

    Brooke: How did what go?

    Liam: Uh, you know, I wa–I um, I wasn’t sure if I should tell you just ’cause I didn’t want to worry you any more than you already are.

    Brooke: Worry me?

    Liam: Ye–yeah.

    Brooke: What’s going on?

    Hope: Well, I went to go see dad and to ask him for some reassurance. And I got it. He promised me that he wouldn’t tell anyone about that kiss.

    Thomas: I think about that a lot, you know? How different things would be,

    Steffy: Yeah, if he stood by her all those years instead of just leaving.

    Thomas: Look, we need to stop talking about this. I want I know that as much as you do but dad is committed to brooke.

    Steffy: Yeah.

    Douglas: Um, aunt steffy. Kelly needs you.

    Steffy: Yeah, what’s going on?

    Douglas: I don’t know. Something about her hair.

    Steffy: Oh, okay. A hair emergency. I’ll be right back.

    Thomas: Okay. Douglas. You didn’t really answer me before about what’s bothering you. You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to but I hope you can talk to me about anything.

    Douglas: It’s just, I’m not really supposed to. Besides, I already told you.

    Thomas: Told me about what?

    Douglas: Grandma, kissing santa?

    Thomas: Why do you keep saying that?

    Douglas: Because it’s true.

    Living with diabetes?

    Paris: Well, you heard my mom. Care to give me a little insight?

    Carter: She is lobbying hard, isn’t she?

    Paris: Well, zende is the perfect guy on paper…

    Carter: But?

    Paris: There is someone that I can’t stop thinking about.

    Carter: And I can’t stop thinking about you, either.

    Paris: Carter, I know that you said you can’t do this but isn’t there a part of you knowing this is worth pursuing?

    Carter: It’d be complicated given how your mom thinks, knowing how ridge and the forresters would react. But the way I’m feeling…

    Deacon: You caught me, red-handed, drinking with brooke. But sheila, you gotta understand why I didn’t tell you. She’s not supposed to be drinking.

    Sheila: No, no, she certainly isn’T. Poor thing, falling off the wagon. I… wonder what could have made that happen.

    Brooke: I am going to make

    certain that you are out of all

    of our lives, once and for all.

    Deacon: Yeah, I mean, that’s just it. She doesn’t know why it happened.

    Sheila: It actually worked,

    I turned brooke back

    into a mush.

    [ Sheila chuckling ]

    Deacon: All those years sober and then suddenly she just had to have it. I guess it’s like they say, alcoholism, you know, it’s cunning, baffling and powerful.

    Sheila: You know what I call it? I call it, “karma’s a bitch.”

    Deacon: Come on, sheila. Don’t talk about brooke that way.

    Sheila: Okay, look, I realize she takes her sobriety very serious. And it’s a shame. It’s a shame that she had this little stumble. It’s too bad that it turned the evening so ugly for her and for you too. I’m assuming she’s a mean drunk.

    Deacon: No, she’s not a drunk, sheila. She’s an alcoholic. And this little setback is not gonna define her. I–I know you’d love nothing more than for her world to come crumbling down but I’m telling you that’s not going to happen.

    Brooke: Well, that’s good news. I mean, that’s very good news, right? If deacon and I can put it behind us and no maybe I will get through this.

    Hope: And you know liam and I would never breathe a word about this.

    Liam: No.

    Brooke: Yeah, but then there’s douglas, my sweet, honest, little grandson. He saw that kiss.

    Hope: A magical kiss with santa. That’s what he thinks he saw. And that’s all that he’ll remember about that night.

    Brooke: Okay.

    Thomas: You actually saw grandma brooke kissing santa?

    Thomas: But she said it’s in the past. No need to talk about it, anymore.

    Thomas: Okay. I’m–I’m gonna guess that it was grandpa ridge you saw her kissing, right? Because I mean, it’s christmas eve. Santa’s too busy for kisses.

    Douglas: It wasn’t christmas eve. It was new year’S.

    Thomas: You’re sure?

    Douglas: Positive.

    Thomas: Why do you think it was santa?

    Douglas: ‘Cause of the hat. Only santa wears that kind of hat.

    Thomas: Did you see… his face? Did you see santa’s face?

    Douglas: I– I don’t think so.

    Thomas: Okay. Because you know, it might actually have been one of santa’s helpers. ‘Cause santa’s really busy that time of year, right? So he has people who go around and help him with things. Maybe it might be someone you know. Think back. Think really hard. Who did you see, douglas? Who was santa? Who was kissing grandma brooke? It was mommy’s dad.

    Thomas: Deacon? Grandma brooke was kissing deacon? Oh bud, it’s okay.

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    Y&R Transcript Thursday, January 27, 2022

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    Sharon: Oh, hey, Tessa, I was just thinking about you.

    Tessa: Oh, really?

    Sharon: Well, Rey and I were just talking about when you and Mariah adopt, and it got me thinking about where you’re at in the process. I mean, I know that adoption can be very complicated and challenging, but I’m always here to cheer you on if you need me.  Just wondering if there’s anything concrete I can do to help.

    Tessa: Uh, I mean, not at the moment. We’re going to a seminar tomorrow to talk about all our different options. Domestic adoption, international, private, open versus closed, foster-to-adopt.

    Sharon: Wow.  Sounds like you have a lot of decisions to make.

    Tessa: But thank goodness that we joined this online support group.  People discuss their experiences, the good, the bad, the…

    Sharon: Wow, that’s a great idea.  You know, to join a community of people who are willing to share, it creates a safe space for you to ask questions so you can get tips on how best to… Um, Tessa?

    Tessa: Oh, Oh! I am so sorry. I did not mean to space out like that.

    Sharon: You do seem a little distracted.  Is everything okay?

    Tessa: Ugh. Word’s gonna get out.  Mariah got some news that hit her pretty hard. Yeah, Abby and Chance decided to let Devon have shared custody of Dominic. Which, look, I know that Mariah would’ve never tried to get custody, but still.

    Sharon: That had to be really hard for her to hear.

    [Door opens]

    Sharon: Oh, Mariah, Tessa and I were just, uh —

    Tessa: Oh, there you are.

    Mariah: Can we talk, alone?

    Devon: You like that? You like that, huh? [Chuckles] You having a good time, buddy?  It’s your first official stay, and we’re all very, very happy for you to be here. Amanda and your Uncle Moses…

    Amanda: Mm-hmm. And Daddy.

    Devon: Didn’t really mean to say that in front of Abby and Chance.

    Amanda: I know.

    Devon: It’s just the most natural feeling in the world, having my son here with me, you know? Oh, buddy.

    Amanda: I love seeing you hear like this.  Filled with so much joy.

    Devon: I can’t believe it’s actually happening. [Chuckles]

    Amanda: I know, me neither. But I can’t be happier for you.

    Devon: Well, we’re pretty happy, too, aren’t we, buddy? Hmm?

    Amanda: I know how much tonight means to you, and, uh, I want you to know that I really appreciate being a part of it.

    Devon: Well, I can’t thank you enough for making this first visit happen and for everything going so smoothly.

    Amanda: Well, I think we need to thank Abby and Chance. Yeah, they gave us everything that we needed, everything that he’s used to, down to his favorite strained peaches.

    [Both laugh]

    Amanda: And laying out his whole routine in writing. Um, speaking of which, I hate be the bearer of bad news, but, according to the schedule, it is this little guy’s bed time.

    Devon: Is that right?

    Amanda: Yeah.

    Devon: You hear that? I don’t think he’s ready.

    Amanda: [Chuckles]

    Devon: Before we tuck you in, though, we have one very important step to add to the schedule.

    Abby: [Sighs] I know. I know I am driving you crazy. I’m driving me crazy. I am so used to my whole day being structured around Dominic, and now that I have a free evening —

    Chance: You don’t know what to do with yourself. Yeah, I get it.

    Abby: I guess I could go down to Society, try to get some work done, but I think it’s too late to get anything accomplished, and my mom and Uncle Jack are still out of town, which reminds me, we really need to fill everyone in now that this whole thing is official. I mean, what if someone sees Devon with our son?  I mean, they might have some questions.

    Chance: [Sighs]

    Abby: I’m sorry. I know, I know I’m rambling.

    Chance: Hey. Hey. Look, I understand this is all happening way sooner than you expected, but I promise you, it’s gonna get easier as we go. Okay? And you get to formulate his schedule. And you’ll get to plan everything, just like you like. I know that’s your comfort zone.

    Abby: Yeah.

    [Cellphone rings]

    Nope, nope, nope, nope. I cannot deal with anyone right now. No.

    Chance: [Laughs] I don’t think you’re gonna miss this one.

    Devon: Dominic, look who it is. Say hi to Mommy.

    Abby: Oh. [Chuckles]

    Abby: Hi, baby, hi.

    Chance: Hey.

    Abby: You about to go to bed?

    Devon: Yeah, we are. That’s why we called to say good night to you guys.

    Abby: How’s he settling in?

    Devon: Oh, he’s doing great. Just great.

    Abby: Is he eating okay? Any problems with his colic?

    Devon: No, no trouble at all. He’s — he’s — he ate. He’s been just perfect.

    Chance: Well, we are glad to hear that.

    Devon: Oh, it’s ’cause of you, Abby, everything you gave us, the list that you made.

    Dominic: [Coos]

    Devon: See?

    Dominic: [Coos]

    Devon: That’s right. According to your schedule, now I think I need to be putting him down to bed. Right?

    Chance: Well, thank you for calling so we could say good night.

    Devon: Oh, of course, man. Absolutely.

    Abby: Okay, Dominic. Um…Be good for Devon. We love you. We’ll see you in the morning.

    Chance: We love you, buddy. Sweet dreams.

    Abby: Sleep and dream, the happily day. The bright, bright moon will guide your way. Good night, my angel.

    Devon: Alright, good night, guys.

    Abby: Bye.

    Chance: Bye.

    Devon: [Chuckles]

    Abby: [Sighs]

    Tessa: Well, I know that we said that we would discuss wedding plans tonight, but if you’re not up to it —

    Mariah: I went for a walk for a little bit. I did some thinking, so just close your eyes.

    Tessa: Okay.

    Mariah: Alright, keep them closed.

    Tessa: Okay.

    Mariah: Keep them closed. Alright, this way. Here we go.

    Tessa: Oh, dear.

    Mariah: Oh, god. Oh, god.

    [Both laugh]

    Mariah: Keep going, keep going. Come on, right through there. Right through there.

    Tessa: [Laughs]

    Mariah: You’re doing great. Do you remember our first date?

    Tessa: Yeah, of course. The movie at the Athletic Club.

    Mariah: Right. Open your eyes.

    Tessa: Oh. A movie under the stars.

    Mariah: I am glad that you got that. I’m no astronomer, so these lights were the best that I could do to recreate the evening.

    Tessa: They’re perfect.

    Mariah: That was the first time that we told each other how we really felt.  My heart was racing. I was so scared and I didn’t know if you felt the same way.

    Tessa: It was like that for me, too.

    [Both laugh]

    Mariah: Well, I knew that it could possibly change my life forever — in the best possible way. Then there was that night where we needed to just get away for a little bit, and we drove out of the city.

    Tessa: Yeah.

    Mariah: Yeah, we found this amazing little field and we just laid there.

    Tessa: Hmm, I’m sensing a theme.

    [Both laugh]

    Mariah: Yeah. And we were there for hours and hours, just looking up at the stars, trying to remember the names of the constellations. And then making up stories to go along with them.

    Tessa: Oh, my gosh, those were so hilarious.

    Mariah, I imagined you up there with a winged helmet and a breastplate, kind of like a Valkyrie.

    Tessa: And there you were on a massive bike, like a Hell’s Angel, chasing off a cult leader into the ends of the universe.

    Mariah: Exactly. Stories about overcoming everything that life threw at us.  Not letting people get us down, not backing down. And it became our story, written in the stars. So that’s what I thought about while I was walking. About how you’re ready to embark on this journey with me, no matter how hard it might be. The love of my life.

    Tessa: Oh, Mariah. [Chuckles]

    Mariah: Before you put the ring on your finger, there is something that I have been dying to ask for so long. Bear with me.

    Tessa: [Chuckles]

    [Both laugh]

    Mariah: Tessa Porter, will you marry me?

    Tessa: Yes!

    Mariah: Yeah?

    Tessa: Yes, love of my life. Yes, of course!

    [Both laugh]

    Mariah: Okay, put it on. Put it on.

    [Both laugh]

    Tessa: Oh, my gosh!

    Mariah: Oh!

    Tessa: Oh, I love you.

    Mariah: I love you, too.

    [ Both laugh ]

    Sharon: Oh, my gosh, you two, what a sweet, romantic proposal!

    Tessa: Aww.

    Sharon: It was so beautiful.

    Mariah: Oh, thanks, Mom.

    Sharon: Yeah, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. Sorry I was peeking, but when I saw all the twinkling lights.

    [ Laughter ]

    Tessa: It’s cool, I’m used to having an audience.

    Sharon: Well, let me see! Let me see the ring. [ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh, that’s beautiful.

    Tessa: Oh, it is, right? It’s really me.

    Sharon: Well, now we seriously need to start talking about wedding plans.

    Mariah: Well, Tessa and I were talking earlier, and we didn’t come up with any conclusions.

    Tessa: [ Laughs ]

    Mariah: Hey, Noah! Noah, don’t go, come on!

    Tessa: Hi.

    Noah: I don’t want to intrude.

    Mariah: No, no, your timing couldn’t be more perfect. Yeah, come on in here. We’re gonna go into full party-planning mode, so come on.

    Noah: Okay.

    Sharon: My oldest daughter is getting married! I’m so excited.

    Mariah: Really? Wow, I mean, I don’t think any of us could tell.

    Sharon: [ Laughs ] Alright, first things first, can I throw you two an engagement party?

    Tessa: You know, that’s so sweet of you, Sharon, but…

    Mariah: But I think that seems traditional.

    Sharon: Okay, so in other words…

    Tessa: Not really us.

    Mariah: And plus, it always seems like those parties are an excuse to just get more gifts.

    Sharon: Well, we can write “no gifts” on the invitation. To me, this is more of a family milestone. It’s a reason to celebrate and have fun, and, if you want, to play games.

    Mariah: No, no, yeah, I don’t think that’s — that’s really the vibe that we’re — we’re going for.

    Sharon: Fine by me. So what about some toasts? You two can tell everyone about your proposal.

    Noah: Proposals. Plural, which makes for a pretty cool story.

    Tessa: [ Laughs ]

    Noah: That’s very you, very “Teriah.”

    Mariah: Ah.

    Sharon: Teriah?

    Noah: Yeah, it’s what Tessa’s fans call her and Mariah online.

    Sharon: Love it. So cute.

    Noah: I came across it when I was doing some research for the album cover.

    Mariah: That makes sense.

    Sharon: What about a theme? Do you two want a theme?

    Mariah: Okay, Mom, Mom, I love you and I love your excitement, but all of these things that you guys are throwing out, it just — it doesn’t really seem like us.

    Tessa: Yep.

    Noah: I think I got it, you know, the perfect way to celebrate your engagement.

    Devon: Oh, buddy, I don’t have any more tricks, man. What do you —

    Amanda: He still can’t sleep?

    Devon: No. He still can’t. If this singing teddy bear can’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.

    Amanda: I know I saw him yawn when you were on the phone with Abby and Chance.

    Devon: Yeah, no, he’s definitely tired. He just — he can’t get over the hump. He keeps nodding off and waking himself up, and…he’s just not settling in yet. Only thing I can think of is maybe he’s picked up on the tension between us all when we got him from Abby and Chance’s, but…

    Amanda: Or maybe you are just overthinking things and he’s just doing what babies do.

    Devon: Yeah, maybe. Be a lot easier if you could tell us what’s going on, man. Just got to get acclimated, that’s all, just like the rest of us, right? It’s okay. It’s okay, I’m right here.

    Chance: Well, that made me feel a lot better, seeing Dominic all safe and cozy over there. You felt that, too, yeah?

    Abby: Yeah. I did. I mean, I wouldn’t be able to share custody with Devon if I didn’t think that he was capable, but it’s just — it’s such a strange feeling, not having Dom to plan my evening around. I mean, typically, I’m on red alert, you know? I’m listening to the monitor, waiting to hear him cry. You know, I have to feed him and bathe him, get him ready for bed and kiss his little forehead good night. And now…well, I guess I just have to get used to it. Days and nights without my son. I guess this is just our new normal.

    Chance: Hey, let me prove to you that this doesn’t have to be just some weekly ordeal that we — that we get through, alright? It can be something special. I’ll prove it to you.

    Abby: [ Sighs ]

    Mariah: So what is this great idea? Spill.

    Noah: Well, instead of a traditional engagement party, why don’t we have a listening party for Tessa’s new album?

    Tessa: No.

    Noah: Why not?

    Tessa: Because then it’ll be about me and not us as a couple.

    Sharon: She does have a point.

    Noah: Tess, every track on that album is about love — your love for Mariah. I mean, even the photo I used for the cover, you said you were thinking about her when I took it. That’s why it came out so perfect, ’cause you were filled with such genuine emotion.

    Tessa: That is true. I mean, falling in love with you and growing in our relationship, it helped me find my voice. The album is basically just one long love poem.

    Mariah: Well, then I think my brother is onto something.

    Sharon: Now that I’ve heard more, I agree.

    Mariah: And there is a built-in theme.

    Noah: See, it’s not about putting you in the spotlight. It’s about both of you and your love, and it should be expressed in the most authentic and beautiful way there is.

    Mariah: Now, that is an engagement party that I can get behind.

    Tessa: Me, too. I love it.

    Chance: I know you had to carry so much on your own while I was away. But now I want you to just brush off all that weight and all that worry. Brush it off these beautiful little shoulders of yours. I want that to remind you that you’re not alone. And whatever you’re going through, doesn’t matter how tough it is, I want us to keep our connection. Okay?

    Abby: [ Sighs ] I needed this. I need you.

    Chance: Well, I’m right here. I’m all yours. I’m not just talking, Abby. I want to make some time for us like this as often as I can. I want to show you how much you mean to me.

    Abby: Yeah, I like the sound of that. [ Sighs ] I’ve been so stressed and on alert. Thank you…for reminding me to slow down. You know, this gives me hope that we can not only survive but thrive as a couple and a family.

    Chance: You better believe it. Gah. I’ll tell you, every single time I think about how hard you fought to hold us together, I mean, it just amazes again and again. Abby, you have so much strength and you have so much heart. It’s because of you, my loving, tenacious, beautiful wife, that I’m here, back in Genoa City, alive and well. I promise you I’m gonna be the man you need me to be. Okay? I will be the father and the husband that I’m supposed to be.

    Devon: I can watch him sleep all day.

    Amanda: He really is the luckiest baby alive. He has so many people in his corner, just loving and protecting him.

    Devon: Yeah. It’s always gonna be really important to me that he grows up in a happy and stable environment.

    Amanda: Should we try and get some sleep now that we can?

    Devon: Maybe.

    [ Knock on door ]

    Devon: No. No, no, no.

    Dominic: [ Crying ]

    Lily: Hi, I hope it’s not too late. I just really wanted to see Dom.

    Dominic: [ Crying ]

    Lily: Sorry, was that me? [ Chuckles ] Sorry.

    Devon: It’s okay.

    Mariah: That is a great concept, Noah. Thank you for helping us brainstorm. And you probably saved us from some “pin the bridal bouquets on the donkey” games.

    Sharon: Hey, that’s a really fun game.

    [ Laughter ]

    Mariah: Well, if you have any other artistic ideas, we’d be appreciative, because we have got a whole wedding to plan, and I’m only so creative.

    Noah: Uh, some other time, maybe. I actually got to take off.

    Mariah: Where are you headed?

    Noah: I’m getting some drinks with friends, so I’m sure you guys can take it from here.

    Mariah: Alright, you’re excused.

    Tessa: Thank you again, Noah. It was such a good idea.

    Noah: Just had a look at what’s right in front of me. Anyways, I’ll see you guys later.

    Mariah: Yeah. Oh, and if there’s anything else you think of, just let us know, okay?

    Sharon: Bye, Noah.

    Noah: Bye, Mom.

    Sharon: Well, now we get to plan two events.

    Mariah: Okay, before you get revved up about this again, please don’t go overboard with this engagement, please.

    Tessa: Yeah, I mean, Mariah’s right. I mean, you know, no matter what kind of wedding we have, I do know that it won’t be at the palazzo in Italy.

    Mariah: Although a spaghetti dinner sounds so good right now.

    Tessa: Oh, gosh, spaghetti with, like, garlic and olive oil and maybe a Caesar salad.

    Mariah: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Wait, did I forget to feed you?

    Tessa: Well, you haven’t eaten yet either, have you? Why don’t I get us something from Society? And instead of spaghetti, maybe some ropa vieja.

    Mariah: Oh, yes, yes, that sounds good.

    Tessa: Okay. Oh, okay. Alright, well, I will see you soon.

    Mariah: Yeah.

    Tessa: Okay. I love you.

    Lily: Hi. I’m your Auntie Lily. I’m sorry I woke you up. I didn’t know you were all snuggly in your little bed.

    Devon: He was.

    Lily: [ Chuckles ] I just came to talk to your… what do I call you, Dad? Pops?

    Devon: You can take it easy on that. No, it’s… I do wish that Dominic would’ve been able to meet his Grandpa Neil, now that he legally has the Winters name.

    Lily: Yeah. Well, I’m sure Mom and Dad are looking down at us, smiling.

    Devon: Yeah.

    Lily: [ Gasps ] Look. Looks like they worked some of their angel magic. [ Chuckles ]

    Devon: He’s dozing off.

    [ Laughter ]

    Moses: Hey, guys. Um, we just got back from dinner. I hope you don’t mind, I invited Faith over.

    Faith: Oh, yeah, we’re celebrating our four-month anniversary.

    Moses: Yeah, and I thought she would like a sneak peek of —

    Devon: That’s…

    Faith: Oh, no.

    Moses: Oops. Sorry, I didn’t realize Dom would be here.

    Devon: No, it’s okay. Your nephew’s gonna be visiting a lot more, ’cause this is his second home now.

    Abby: Chance? What’s wrong?

    Abby: Hey. What’s wrong? Who’s the letter from?

    Chance: It’s — it’s no one you know.

    Abby: Well, there are tears in your eyes. Is it bad news?

    Chance: [ Sighs ] It’s from a woman in Florida. Her husband was with me in Valencia.

    Abby: Okay, well, what did she write?

    Chance: I sent her money for the funeral, so she — she thanked me for that. And, uh…”for giving our family much-needed moral support during this tremendously difficult time.”

    Abby: Oh. I didn’t realize that you had reached out to her that way.

    Chance: Yeah. Everyone that was with me in Spain, I tried to contact their families, make sure they have everything they need.

    Abby: Oh. That’s so generous.

    Chance: I had to do something. I was able to walk away and come home to you, and they… well, they didn’t.

    Abby: Well, what else did she write in the letter?

    Chance: Um… “I can’t tell you how much it meant to learn that the perpetrators were convicted and sent to prison, and Justin’s sacrifice wasn’t in vain. He was so proud to be protecting our nation, and he knew that the work he did was valued. You asked if there was anything more that you could do for Becca and me, and there is one thing. Stop feeling guilty for having survived. Stop second-guessing your actions over there. None of this was your fault. The feds and the state department both said it, and now I’m saying it. Please find a way to be as generous with yourself as you’ve been with my little girl and me. My husband always thought the world of you. Find a way to make peace with this in your own heart. And live your life with purpose and be happy. I know Justin would want that for you, too.”

    Abby: Please…look, I hope that you — you really listen to the words that she wrote you. And stop blaming yourself. None of this is your fault.

    Chance: That woman’s a widow now. Kid doesn’t have a father. How am I just supposed to move on, let that go?

    Moses: Shared custody? Wow.

    Faith: I heard Mariah and Tessa talking about it, but I had no idea it’d happen this fast.

    Devon: Yeah, I didn’t want to say anything at first, ’cause I didn’t know how things were gonna play out, but after Abby and Chance and I came to an agreement, I-I just couldn’t wait to get Dominic over here.

    Faith: Mm.

    Amanda: It will take a while for the paperwork to get finalized, though.

    Devon: Yeah, and we’re looking at probably just one overnight a week.

    Moses: Cool, so we’ll have more of a head’s up next time.

    Devon: You will, definitely.

    Faith: Well, I’m glad you’re able to figure things out and everyone feels good about it.

    Devon: Yeah, me, too. Me, too.

    Faith: Can we see him?

    Devon: Sure you can see him. Just got to —

    Faith: Be super quiet, I know.

    Devon: Yeah, good.

    Lily: So, how does it feel having a new baby in the mix?

    Amanda: I love it. It’s — I don’t know, there’s something wonderful about seeing Devon with his child. Brings him so much joy.

    Lily: Yeah, I know what you mean.

    Amanda: And I know that this was the right thing to do. I’m happy that I was able to help get everything to this point without taking it in front of a judge.

    Lily: Oh, my god, that would’ve been a nightmare.

    Amanda: Yeah, tell me about it. Now at least they get a chance to bond. Avoiding all of that.

    Lily: Well, you’ll bond with Dom, too. I mean, how could you not? He’s such an adorable little baby.

    Amanda: Yeah, I’m sure I will.

    Devon: I don’t mean to break up the party, but I have to get Dominic to sleep.

    Moses: Hopefully he’s asleep for the rest of the night.

    Devon: Yeah, or at least until his 3:00 A.M. Feeding.

    Faith: [ Chuckles ]

    Moses: Are you okay with taking a rain check on Tessa’s new album?

    Faith: Uh, I should be getting home anyways. Mom’s gonna be like, “school night.”

    Lily: Yeah, I’m gonna get going, too.

    Devon: Okay.

    Lily: And I’ll come back next time Dom’s here, and that way I can get some more baby time in.

    Devon: Yeah.

    Lily: But I’m really happy for you.

    Devon: Thank you.

    Lily: [ Chuckles ] Um, do you need a ride anywhere?

    Faith: Uh, drop me at Crimson Lights?

    Lily: Yeah, of course.

    Moses: Okay, cool, I’ll walk you guys to your car.

    Lily: Okay, thank you.

    Devon: See you guys.

    Lily: See you.

    Devon: [ Chuckles ]

    Amanda: It was really nice to see you, lily.

    Lily: You too. Bye.

    Amanda: Bye.

    Devon: Ooh, there we go. It’s okay, it’s okay. Ready to go to your own room?

    Dominic: [ Cries ]

    Devon: It’s okay, it’s okay. Daddy’s gonna tuck you in. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s alright. I know. I know.

    Noah: Where’d you come from?

    Tessa: Uh, my car.

    Noah: Where’s Mariah?

    Tessa: She’s still at the coffee house. I just came to pick up some dinner.

    Noah: You mean you guys are in two separate places, huh? [ Chuckles ]

    Tessa: Bizarre, I know.

    Noah: Yeah, it is. I’m used to seeing the Teriah unit.

    Tessa: Well, I’m surprised that you’re here alone. I thought you were meeting some friends.

    Noah: Huh. I guess my friends must’ve bailed on me.

    Tessa: So the party went on without them?

    Noah: I am just continuing the happy celebration of the happy couple. It’s a great idea for the engagement party, right?

    Tessa: Why don’t you let me take you home?

    Noah: That’s not a good idea.

    Devon: Ah.

    Amanda: Look at this.

    Devon: Do you hear that?

    Amanda: What? I don’t hear anything.

    Devon: Exactly.

    Amanda: Oh, ’cause little Dom is snoozing away. Look at you, you rose to the occasion once again.

    Devon: Oh, thanks to you.

    Amanda: I didn’t do anything. That was all you.

    Devon: Mnh-mnh. You made this whole first visit possible.

    Amanda: I can’t even take the credit for that. That was you. It was your love, your friendship, your strength of character that got Abby and Chance to come around. Devon, you handled a really delicate situation with so much maturity and patience. I could not be more proud of you.

    Devon: Well, I’m still grateful for you, for all the support you’ve given me through all this. And for welcoming Dominic into this house with open arms. I find that very, very attractive.

    Amanda: Mm-hmm.

    [ Chuckles ]

    Dominic: [ Crying ]

    Devon: Oh, no. Oh. I think someone had too much excitement today.

    Amanda: Mm. Sounds like it.

    Devon: Yeah. I’ll be right back.

    Amanda: Mm. Do you need some help?

    Devon: No, no, you enjoy your wine. I got this.

    Amanda: I know you do. And I find that incredibly attractive.

    Devon: Well, I’ll be back.

    Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

    Chance: I understand that nobody blames me, but I still blame myself. I can’t erase that memory of that night. My entire team was killed in what was supposed to be our safe house. Makes me feel sick, knowing that I failed them and I failed the mission.

    Abby: [ Sighs ] I know that you’re going through hell. And that this is torture for you. But together, we’re gonna find what you need to cope, to heal, to get to the other side.

    Chance: I have exactly what I need right here. All I need is you, Abby. That’s it.

    Faith: Hey, guys.

    Mariah: Hey, Faith.

    Sharon: Hi. How was your date with Moses?

    Faith: So nice. We had a great time. He invited me to go back to Devon’s place to listen to some music, but it didn’t happen.

    Sharon: Why not?

    Faith: Uh, when we got back to the penthouse, Dominic was there for a visit. Like, overnight. And Devon didn’t want to make much noise, so the baby could sleep. Uh, he said it was gonna be a regular thing. My little cousin’s gonna be living with him part-time.

    Mariah: You don’t seem surprised.

    Sharon: No, Tessa mentioned it to me before you arrived earlier. We were talking about the adoption. Are you okay?

    Mariah: You know, when I first heard about Abby and Chance giving some custody to Devon, I — I felt a pang. But then I really had time to think about it, and I was able to make a mental shift. And considering how much Chance is struggling since he’s been back, I really think this is what is in the best interest for the baby. Devon is gonna be a great bonus dad. And Tessa and I are gonna have a child of our own. [ Chuckles ]

    Noah: [ Sighs ]

    Tessa: Hey, Noah. Let me just —

    Noah: It’s late. You guys must be starving. I don’t want to impose on your dinner, so, please, just…

    Tessa: Okay, well, just let me call you a car, then.

    Noah: No, I can get myself home. Thank you, though.

    Tessa: Noah.

    Noah: Tessa, I promise I’m not gonna drive, okay? There’s nothing for you to worry about.

    Tessa: I don’t want to leave you like this. Are you sure you’re gonna be okay?

    Noah: Why wouldn’t I be okay? When you love someone, you — you want them to be happy. And I love my sister, so, yeah, I’m fine.

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     look, it’s inevitable that we’re gonna run into each other, but we have no more business between us. So if I pass you on the street, be glad that I treat you like you don’t exist. Yeah, it’s not gonna be that easy. Goodbye, nina. Hey, wait. Carly, I [Sighs] I came here for class. I didn’t deliberately seek you out. But as long as we’re both here, you need to hear me out. I don’t need to do anything for you. This isn’t about me. It’s about sonny. So, am I gonna live? Dr. Sullivan is on his way. He’ll see you as soon as he gets here. You did not answer my question. That’s above my pay grade.

    [ Door closes ]

    [ Sighs ] Man.

    [ Sighs ] Monica: Sonny? Are you okay? I made hot toddies for everyone. Oh, I’ll get that. Oh, no, no. I’ve got it. Keep, uh, talking amongst yourselves. You know, I was thinking about trying some snowboarding tomorrow. What do you think, joss? Josslyn: Sure. I’m down. Um, trina and I have gone snowboarding a couple of times. It’s actually safer than skiing. Well, maybe I’ll give it a try. Oh, crossing over to the dark side. Cameron: You know, spencer, I’m starting to think that you flunked skiing 101 at your fancy boarding school. Yeah. Did you really break your legs, or was that just an excuse for your terrible skiing? Ooh-ooh-ooh! Esme, help! I need your help to defend me! Please! Maybe these will mellow everyone out. I warn you — I did not skimp on the whiskey. Cameron: Lovely. Pour toi.

    Merci. And josslyn. Thank you. Cam. Thank you so much. And trina. Thanks, esme. Appreciate it. Happy to be of service. So, brook lynn l ied about herchild’s paternity a second time? Why not? Well, where do I start? She’s a proven liar. Detective chase has a reputation for being a stand-up guy. Why would he go along with it? Would be a relevant question, considering initially she kept him in the dark about being her daughter’s father. One would expect him to be more protective of his legal rights. No, that’s not what I mean. Chase and brook lynn are close. Brook lynn is a liar. Chase has a reputation for being a stand-up guy. Why would he go along with her lie? Because he’s her friend. Maybe he defines friendship differently than you do. And speaking of friends, maxie jones — that’s another upstanding citizen who’s awfully supportive of brook lynn. Valentin, now you’re spinning. First chase, now maxie. I mean, come on. It’s one thing to have friends. It’s another for a whole herd of people to be willing to aid and abet a friend’s lie. Maxie and chase — something does not fit. No, no, you’ve got things mixed up. Look, austin, I know that you want to help, but you’re remembering things that didn’t happen. I wasn’t talking to anyone that night. I-I was too weak after giving birth and being overpowered by that nurse that peter hired to kidnap me. Maxie… I heard your voice. Please stop lying to me. And how exactly do you intend to hold up your end of the bargain? If I find louise for you, you’ll give me the information I need on drew cain. Exactly. And then maxie will return to me, and she and louise and i will be a family, as we were meant to be. What, are you telling me you’ve found my daughter? She’s been here in plain sight the entire time, living with the quartermaines under the name of bailey.

    I guess the — you know, I’m fine. The…elevator’s just slow. I know things haven’t been easy since we lost jason. And I’m so, so sorry that I didn’t reach out to you. No, don’t be, don’t be. Listen, we’ve both been grieving. I think it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. I’m trying. Um… please, please don’t take this the wrong way. But when someone is grieving, it’s very easy to self-medicate. That’s not — that’s not what’s happening here, monica, but I-I appreciate your concern. Okay, take it easy.

    [ Elevator bell dings ] Hey, brando. What’s going on?

    [ Sighs ] I need help. I think we said everything we had to the last time we spoke. Remember? When you told me that sonny would have slept with you if you hadn’t said no? And then if he came back to you, you wouldn’t send him away? Okay, carly — no, I don’t need to hear anything else from you. Sonny, just give me a name, and I’ll get out of your hair. Fine. Carly. Stop. No, I’ve caused too much trouble to her already. Look, carly. Listen. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I’m not gonna apologize for being honest, but I shouldn’t have been so blunt. All I want is what’s best for sonny. You are his wife. You are what’s best for him.

    Now you think I’m what’s best for him?! Come on. I am so done arguing with you and rehashing the past. Wherever sonny and I go from here, it will not involve you. Carly! Nina! Hey. Hi. What a nice surprise. To friends and an unforgettable weekend. Together: Cheers! Hey, um, why don’t we play a drinking game? I mean, we used to play it all the time in boarding school. Remember?Spencer: “Never have I ever.” Perfect way for us to get to know each other better. Well, I love it. I can’t wait for us to all get to know you better. Better reset the rules just in case. So you, um, name an experience that you haven’t done before, and anyone who has had that experience has to take a drink. So, for example, I could say, um, “never have I ever worked in an art gallery.” So then trina has to drink. Oh.

    [ Laughter ] Wait a minute. Why do you even care if brook lynn is scheming again? You’re no longer her baby’s father. Shouldn’t you just be grateful that her affairs are no longer your concern? Charlotte fell in love with bailey, thought she was her sister. I was the one who had to tell her that wasn’t the case. I had to pick up the pieces. Brook lynn broke my daughter’s heart. That is a debt that will be paid. All right, now wait a minute. You’re thinking about doing harm to a quartermaine? Let me remind you, attorney-client privilege only goes so far. Relax, martin. I’m not talking about hurting brook lynn. But knowledge is power. And if you learn something that gives you leverage over brook lynn… so much the better. But first, I have to figure out exactly what she’s up to. You really expect me to believe valentin’s daughter is my louise? Oh, peter. You’ve been out of the loop for too long. Bailey isn’t valentin’s daughter. Brook lynn lied in order to get her shares of elq back from him. So some other poor sucker’s brook lynn’s baby daddy. Brook lynn and your maxie have been thick as thieves for a while, despite previously being sworn enemies. Doesn’t prove anything. All right, try this on for size. Valentin gave me bailey’s sonogram for safekeeping. The patient I.D. Number on the back belongs to maxie jones. Well, perhaps there was a mix-up at the hospital, and brook lynn was given the wrong sonogram, victor. I wondered the same thing, so I checked on every hospital within 20 miles of port charles. That was the phone call I told you about. That was my man confirming that there’s been no record of brook lynn receiving prenatal care at any of those hospitals. In fact, the only hospital she visited was here, general hospital in port charles. She got a sonogram in a cubicle right next door to the one maxie jones was getting a sonogram of her baby. You’re telling me that brook lynn stole maxie’s sonogram? Or maxie gave it to her. ‘Cause brook lynn was never pregnant. Yeah. Maxie conspired with brook lynn to pass louise off as brook lynn and valentin’s child so that you would be convinced your child had been kidnapped and, poof, disappeared into thin air. You’re calling me a liar… mr. Fuzzy memory? Forgive me if I don’t actually believe you heard my voice. What I heard you say was… “this was your idea.” That’s what you said. Why? Is it something to do with your plan with britt? What plan with britt? Britt told me that she had planned to deliver louise and then help you put her up for adoption so that peter would think that she was dead. What was britt thinking? Don’t — nobody was supposed to know that. Don’t be mad at britt. She didn’t mean any harm, and obviously the plan never materialized. Maxie, you can tell me if that’s what you were talking about. Okay. Okay, I’ll tell you what really happened.

    [ Laughs ] Come on, spence. Your turn. Spencer: Okay, uh, let’s see. Never have I ever… oh, thrown up in the middle of a dance floor. That was only one time. Okay, but one — whoa. One is one more than zero. So drink up, baby. Okay, well, this sounds like a very fun story. Please, share the details. Um, there was this guy at school. Great parties. Really strong drinks. It sounds like someone wasn’t smart enough to avoid that. Only once. Zane’s parties were where spence and I really connected. You were so sexy. Yeah, I thought you were the most beautiful girl in the room. Now, was that before or after she puked all over the dance floor?

    [ Chuckles ] Wasn’t that how it was for you two? Well, joss and I, we were — we were friends long before we got together. Which makes our relationship so much better, you know, than if we hadn’t known each other before. You two are so cute. But now I know what I’m using for my next turn. Never have I ever dated my best friend. Oh. Oh. Trina. What best friend did you date, and how did I not know this? Oh, right. We drink if we did it, and we didn’t date. Who were you thinking of, trina? Cameron? Brook lynn and maxie have become suspiciously close, which is interesting considering historically maxie’s never had any use for brook lynn. Yeah, well, historically maxie wasn’t exactly an angel, either. Maybe her own history of bad acts inspired a sense of sympathy for brook lynn. Okay, if some bad act has brought them closer together, than what is it, and why now? Valentin, come on. Do you seriously expect someone like maxie jones would be willing to go along with this hypothetical lie that chase is bailey’s father? It’s possible. It’s clearly possible. They’re close. They work together. Maxie’s always at the mansion. I can’t tell you how many times she’s visited the house with some excuse to see bailey. Yeah, but going along with something that could damage so many people’s lives doesn’t jibe with who maxie is now. No, it doesn’T. All I can say is, if I had a friend who was involved in that kind of dirty dealing, I’d be steering well clear of them. Unless I was invested in some kind of outcome. Martin. Hmm? You beautiful bastard. What? That’s it. Austin, I want to tell you the truth. Great. When, um, fake chloe got the better of me, I passed out. It was probably just my subconscious trying to protect louise somehow. You were hallucinating? You were having an imaginary conversation with britt? All I cared about was keeping my baby safe from peter. That’s all I thought about for months. Especially after I found out peter was a monster. And it’s not just that — that peter lied to me every minute of our relationship — it’s that I-I insisted on defending him. People that I love and respect, they warned me about him over and over again, and I refused to listen. And when I was finally forced to face the truth

    [Voice breaking] I was already pregnant.

    [ Sniffles ]

    [ Sighs ] You know, you have no idea what it’s like to feel terrified about the safety of your unborn child. And I carried that burden alone for a very long time. I’m sorry. I wish I’d known you then. I, uh… I would have tried to protect you. Thank you. I did, um, eventually confide in britt. And just britt? Did you talk to brook lynn? ‘Cause I know you two are close. Brook lynn has nothing to do with this. Okay. Maxie, that was just a simple question. I don’t know why it upsets you so much. My louise has been here… in port charles this entire time. Your louise is alive and well and living a very nice life with the quartermaines. All those months that I traveled the globe searching for her, haunted by the fear that she could be alone, scared or hungry… or hurt. Thank you, victor. Thank you for finding my louise. Happy to oblige. But as we discussed, my skills and contacts do come at a price.

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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. What does brook lynn stand to gain? She’s told the lie twice. How does maxie benefit from that lie? She doesn’T. Initially, brook lynn was using bailey to regain control of her elq shares. I assume she’s willing to do it again. She’s just trying to benefit her family’s company. Maxie doesn’t have a stake in elq. All right, fine. What about deception? Maxie’d have to care about her own company. It’s gonna go public. She would not screw that up. It’s gonna be a huge financial windfall for her investors. And how does the identity of bailey’s real father affect deception? I don’t know. How can you be sure that bailey’s real father, whoever he may be, even knows the truth? Exactly. What do you mean, “exactly”? All we know is that brook lynn has told the same lie twice. Why is maxie going along with it? There’s no reason for maxie to be invested in the lie. Why would she even care about brook lynn’s baby? Because brook lynn isn’t bailey’s mother. You really have to admire the elegance of the plan. Brook lynn fakes her pregnancy. And maxie has her baby in secret, then passes her off to brook lynn, sending the whole world, you included, on a wild goose chase looking for a missing child who wasn’t missing at all. Maxie has betrayed me in the worst way possible. Are you quite certain… that she planned and orchestrated this entire lie, victor? Well, it’s my conjecture that maxie hadn’t counted on you evading law enforcement for as long as you did. I think she probably thought it was only a matter of weeks before you were shipped off to supermax or even turned up dead. Is that hick doctor in on it, too? Austin gatlin-holt? Don’t think so. No, it seems maxie and brook lynn contained their secret pretty well. It seems maxie was quite diligent in planning the disappearance of our daughter… all the while playing me for a fool! Even that nurse that I hired couldn’t stop her. I didn’t know maxie was capable of such deviousness, such…such cruelty. I really thought she loved me. Well, the people we love often — often hurt us the most. I thought if I found our daughter and brought it to her, she’d remember the man that she fell in love with. But no. No, maxie is lost to me. She made me suffer. She made me suffer, and she made me believe a terrible fate had befallen our child! And now maxie must pay… for her betrayal. Why would you think that trina dated cameron? Cameron told me that he and trina started getting closer and considered dating. Cam had feelings for both me and joss. It was really confusing, so I just backed off. Okay, well, trina and I, we both made the mutual decision that we were better off as friends. And that was awhile ago. Yeah, like, last year. Doesn’t seem like awhile ago to me. We told you — we’ve moved on. Why are you so defensive? I mean, it’s not like you did anything wrong. What’s that supposed to mean? Okay, l-let’s just get back to the game, guys, all right? No, no, it’s not all right because she clearly has something to say. So say it. Fine. Never have I ever moved in on my best friend’s crush. Drink up, joss. I ran into tj… yeah. …The other day at the gym. We had a good talk about liam. He thought it might help if I — if I talked to someone. Let me guess. Y-you’re anxious. You’re not sleeping. Am I right? Yeah. The brain fog is the worst. I had a — I had a customer come in for an oil change. I replaced his battery instead.

    [ Chuckles ] Let me tell you something. There’s nothing worse for a parent than losing a child. They’re supposed to outlive us, not the other way around. I shouldn’t be dumping this on you, man. You know, I-I heard about, uh, carly. And, uh, you know how my mom is with gossip. Don’t worry about me. You know, what we’re going through, it doesn’t even compare to what you and sasha are going through. No, t– the truth is, I-I don’t — I don’t really know what I’m gonna get out of talking to a shrink. It’S… you haven’t talked to your therapist about your ptsd? Yeah, but, I mean… this — this feels different. You know? It’s like, what am i supposed to say about a child that I never got to know? You knew him from here. That’s where you knew him. His hopes and dreams, and you imagined what his life would be like, right? Yeah. Yeah. But, sonny, none of that ever happened. Well… I need to move forward, like sasha. I mean, what… what is wrong with me that, like, I-I can’t do that? So, how are you? I mean, I-I know you’re probably still having a rough time. I’m good. Yeah, I’m great. Really. Deception is going public, so work is so busy, but in a really positive way. Oh. But how are you? I’m fine, carly, really. Well, I-I’m so glad that deception’s going great, but are you taking time for yourself? I mean, carly and I both know what it’s like to grieve for a child. Nina, can I have a minute with sasha? Sure. I’ll just be back there if you need me, okay? I know what you’re gonna say, and don’T. Liam is always in my heart, but I have accepted his passing, and I’m just trying to live my life. You know, um… grief is a treacherous emotion. It is. And sometimes denial disguises itself as acceptance. And you think to yourself that you’re — you’re doing really good, you’ve — you’ve moved past the hard part, and you’re ready to move on. And then grief just overwhelms you. And if you don’t take the time to deal with it, grief can destroy you. Your question about brook lynn didn’t upset me. Being here is really overwhelming. I keep having these memories about that night and the months leading up to it when I was terrified that something could go wrong. And things went even more wrong than I ever could have expected. That’s because peter did worse things than I ever thought he would do. Right. But I heard your voice. Right? And then I heard a second voice, and you said that the nurse had already run off, so whose voice was the second voice? There’s no way you heard another voice. Being here is mixing things up for you, and we’re not any closer to finding louise. So what’s the point, austin? I’m — I’m — I’m sorry. I am. I’m sorry. I didn’t — I didn’t want this to… I don’t want you to feel the way you’re feeling. But I am — I’m glad that we’ve come here because I think we’re really onto something.

    I’m sorry. Uh, don’t be. That was really nice. I hope you think that was nice. You’re still out here! God, I was getting worried. I went to the cabin, and you weren’t there. Oh, uh… austin and i were just talking. Oh, uh, it seems like it was something important. Want to fill me in? Trina and I had a pact, okay, that no guy would ever come between us, and we’ve stuck to it. And I reminded trina of that pact when cam and i started to go out. And you said you were happy for us. Yeah. I mean, what was I supposed to say? Wait. So were you upset when we started dating? No, no, I wasn’t upset. I don’t think so. I-I don’t know. It’s just always you and cam, and I’m just there. When you guys got together, it was like, “where does that leave me?” I just missed what we had. You mean what you and cam had? Look, trina and I, we never had anything. I just missed when it was the three of us. I don’t — I don’t feel so good.

    [ Door closes ] Sasha: Thank you for looking out for me. But honestly, you don’t need to worry. Everyone grieves differently. Brando, for instance, wants to talk about it in excruciating detail, but that’s just not me. Why don’t you listen to brando and see where it leads? Carly, I respect you very much, and I know that you’re trying to help, but it feels like you’re judging me, and I really don’t need that. I know myself. Reliving everything that happened after liam was born will not help me. How do you know if you don’t try? Sonny: Dealing with your emotions makes you strong. It’s easy to bury things, but when you face things that hurt you, it — it gives you strength. Now, I know sasha probably is not, you know, moving forward. Have you talked to her?

    [ Sighs ] No. Sasha’s not doing much talking these days. She’s concentrating on work and just throwing herself at deception’s ipo. Okay, listen, listen, listen. You and — you and sasha are liam’s parents, so you guys know what you’re going through. You’re the only ones, right? Yeah. I guess I’m just embarrassed that I’m not able to bounce back like she has. Hey. I’m proud of you. That you — that you are realizing you need help… and you — you have the courage to do something about it. How do you, um… how do you stay in control no matter what’s going on? How do you do it? Uh… family and friends. Sometimes that’s not enough, so… I got to get professional help. Why don’t we, uh — why don’t we do this? All I know is, I miss my boy. The night bailey was born, brook lynn ditched yuri, claimed she was heading to bensonhurst to visit a friend. She went into labor, pulled into the nearest hotel, where she gave birth alone. There were no witnesses, except for some mystery doula who has never been identified. Suspicious, I’ll grant you, but still circumstantial. Bailey was born the same night maxie gave birth to her daughter. Maxie claimed louise was kidnapped. Maybe maxie’s invested in brook lynn’s lies because bailey

    is louise. Maxie is the mother. Martin, that means peter august is the baby’s biological father. And any mother would do whatever she had to to protect her child from peter august… including give her to brook lynn to claim as her own. Peter has no idea. He’s been searching in all the wrong places. Are you gonna go to your other client with this information? Oh, I see. Just because I’m an attorney, I don’t care about the safety of an innocent child. Thank you very much. Besides, without a dna test, you’ve got no proof bailey belongs to maxie. I’m trusting you. Don’t you cross me. You’re still on the payroll. This is confidential. What are you doing? I’m texting yuri. I’m seeing if he can give me any proof. He doesn’t work for brook lynn any longer, but he still keeps tabs on her. Maybe he can give me some information that will lead me to the truth. And if he does, what exactly are you gonna do with it?

    [ Breathing heavily ]

    [ Knock on door ] Josslyn: Trina, are you okay? I’m fine. Just go back to the party. Trina, please talk to me. I don’t want to talk. I don’t feel so hot. Look, I’m your best friend. Okay? If I did anything to hurt you, I’m so, so sorry. But please just let me help you. Just leave me alone! Esme did this on purpose, and I’m not gonna let her get away with it. I thought that I heard a second voice that night, and… a voice that wasn’t maxie’s, but… I’m not really sure I’m remembering it right. I mean…we were both attacked that night, and I think being here has brought up a lot of really bad memories. Well, you’re both so brave to come back here to face what happened. I knew maxie was strong enough, and it looks like she’s found a match in you. I get a feeling that something else is going on here. What really happened before I came back? Hello, monica. Thank you for agreeing to meet with me. Well, I’m doing this as a personal favor to yuri.

    Spasibo, krasavitsa. I was hoping you could give me an update on bailey. How’s she doing since charlotte and I left the mansion? I’m hoping you understand I’d rather not face brook lynn. Well, I haven’t really seen much of her since brook lynn took bailey and moved to jax’s beach house, and yuri has seen even less because he is no longer her bodyguard. Um, when I work for miss brook lynn, she take bailey to work. Maxie helped with bailey at work. And sometimes they meet with mr. Chase. And how is it having maxie around so much? I know you didn’t appreciate the frequent visits when bailey was first born. Well, it’s not the frequency I mind. I-it’s just — it was the interaction with bailey. How so? Well, she, uh — she was very maternal, and I know she’s suffering the loss of losing that child. But I was kind of worried that she was gonna have a break with reality. As if she saw bailey as her own? At times, yes. But then it could — it could be bailey. I mean, it’s hard not to fall in love with that girl. And speaking of that, I-I hope you’ve found some peace of mind where she’s concerned. Oh. I’m still searching for what I need. But I’m pretty confident I’m gonna find it. No doubt this betrayal is causing you considerable pain. But before you run off planning your revenge, there is one thing we need to discuss. I have given you what you wanted. Now it’s your turn to return the favor. I don’t think so. We had a deal. That deal included maxie. Obviously, that’s not happening now, so it’s only fair that we revise the plan. I need you to do one more thing for me. I found your daughter when no one else could. And what good will that information do me when I’m cuffed to this bed?! I need you to get me out of here. You’re under 24-hour watch. A man with your skill set should come up with a quick work-around. Planning your escape from this place will take a while. You’re about to be shipped back to pentonville. Then you better act quickly. If you were able to discover that maxie gave louise to brook lynn, then it’s only a matter of time before others make the same discovery. Others who won’t hesitate to keep louise from me, as far away as possible. Not my problem. How badly do you want the information about drew cain, victor? Because it will stay locked up with me until I am reunited with my daughter.

    how’s trina? Drop it, esme! You have been playing all of us, spencer included, ever since you got into town. The only reason I held back is because spencer thinks he loves you. Really? Could have fooled me. All I wanted was to be your friend, and you’ve hated me for no reason. Oh, you’ve given me plenty of reasons, starting with your threat at the hospital. “Minding my business is free, but minding yours will cost me.” Remember? I’ve threatened you since the beginning because I see right through you. All the nauseating, simpering sweetness and how you lead spencer by his pants. I know you for what you are. A manipulative little bitch. Um, today was a lot for me. I would like to go home and hug james and georgie. Okay, honey, let’s go. It was good to see you, carly. Nina. Yeah? How’s your wrist? Oh, it’s — it’s fine. You — you didn’t injure me, sonny. Well, I know I grabbed it real hard and I felt bad. I… thank you for caring. Carly. Carly, please, just wait. Sonny, he loves you. What he feels about me, that isn’t real. He wants to be with you. He needs you. I’m not gonna do this. I made it clear that I’m not gonna argue with you on the subject of my marriage. I’ve nothing left to say to you.

    [ Sighs ] Grown men aren’t supposed to cry. [ Laughs ] Yeah, well, I cried like a baby when my dad died. I guess I’m — I’m not that much of a grown man. No, you, uh… you’re the best man I know, sonny. Thank you for listening to me. Any time. And I hope you know this goes both ways. I hope you’re okay. Yeah. I’m all right. Let’s go. Let’s go get checked in.

    [ Door opens ] Peter: Ah, dr. Quartermaine. Finally. My complaints must have reached you. Save that for someone who cares. You have a clean bill of health. And as far as I’m concerned, I cannot wait to get you out of this hospital. Then why are you here? To look you in the eye during your last free moments to know that you’re finally gonna face justice for what you did to drew and jason. You know, the only thing that gives me comfort is to know that you’re gonna spend the rest of your life in pentonville. Excuse me. I am here for bailey quartermaine’s medical records. I’m her father, and I want to be sure exactly what’s going on with her.

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    Craig: Yeah. I know. I know. I miss you too, sweetheart. But just think about it this way. It won’t be that much longer till you see me.

    [Twig snaps]

    [Soft dramatic music]

    Nancy: This is wonderful.

    Brady: Well, the pub always has the best food.

    Nancy: It’s true. That’s not what I meant. Yesterday. Yesterday, brady, I would have been absolutely convinced that, well, craig was lying to me about that being a work call. But today, today I’m perfectly calm because I know that my–my husband, my loving, wonderful husband, has gone out of his way to show me how much he loves me. And even though I came to salem for being terribly upset, then needing my daughter to talk me off the ledge, I’m really happy to be here, to be here with both of you.

    Brady: It was wonderful to spend time with you and craig.

    Nancy: Even though we sort of surprised you and disrupted your entire lives.

    Brady: No, you didn’T. No disruption at all.

    Nancy: You know, as happy as I am, there’s only one thing that would make me happier.

    Brady: What would that be?

    Nancy: Getting you and chloe back together again.

    Ava: That’s what you get for cheating on me with that cheap slut.

    [Knock at door]

    [Suspenseful music]

    Nicole, hey. What a coincidence.

    Nicole: Coincidence? Why?

    Ava: I was just thinking about you.

    Shawn: Peace offering. Listen, I’m really sorry about this.

    Rafe: Oh, man, come on. You got nothing to be sorry for, shawn. You know, a third con came forward and said that I had falsified evidence. You–you had no choice but to make the arrest, and you got trask breathing down your damn back.

    Shawn: Yeah, well, a few ticked-off thugs claiming to be railroaded isn’t exactly an ironclad case.

    Rafe: Yeah. The thing is, I’m not out there in the street making collars. I’m usually here, I’m behind the desk. So for these guys to come out of the woodwork saying what they said. It doesn’t look good.

    Shawn: Yeah. Well, it’s obvious you’re being framed. I mean, I–I spent hours trying to–to find a connection between these losers, but I know I’ve got nothing. Except maybe…

    Rafe: What?

    Shawn: The last time we spoke, you said that you think that ava might be behind this. You still think that she’s the one that set you up?

    Lani: There’s no way.

    [Knocking at door]

    [Melancholy music]

    Abe: Hey!

    Lani: Dad. Hi. Come in.

    Abe: Thank you. Thank you. You know, I was in the neighborhood and I thought I would stop by and say hello. And I brought a little something for jules and carver.

    Lani: Just passing by, huh? Well, the kids are asleep, but will you settle for me?

    Abe: Absolutely. Where’s–where’s eli?

    Lani: He’s in D.C., Visiting his mom, so it’s just me and the twins, and I am dying for some adult company.

    Abe: Oh. It’s perfect. That works out for both of us.

    Lani: You know, you don’t have to have an excuse to visit the twins.

    Abe: I do know that, but I was in the neighborhood. And since seeing you always lifts my spirits…

    Lani: Bad day already?

    Abe: Yeah, I had a–had a run-in with paulina.

    Paulina: Ray? Oh, my god.

    Tr: Hello, paulina.

    Paulina: Stay the hell away from me. Stay the hell away from me. I’ll–I’ll lay you out flat right here and now.

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

    [Soft orchestration]

    Lani: So…

    Abe: Ah, thank you.

    Lani: What did paulina do this time?

    Abe: You know, maybe “run-in” is too strong a word. We–we were civil. Friendly, even. There’s always going to be tension between us.

    Lani: I’m so sorry.

    Abe: At least things are better between you and paulina, aren’t they? I mean, you saved her life. Those are her words.

    Lani: She is so dramatic. But, yes. I mean, I will probably always have my guard up with paulina, but we are on better terms. And I do hope that happens for you, too, someday.

    Abe: I-I don’t think that’s possible. Not when she wants me to… do something I can’t do for her.

    Lani: What do you mean?

    Abe: Well, I-I don’t– I don’t think I’d ever be able to trust her again, especially after letting me think that I was your real father. And she always knew otherwise.

    Tr: You got some fight in you now, I see.

    Paulina: I always did. Just got beaten out of me by you.

    Tr: You put your fist down now, paulina. I am not going to hurt you.

    Paulina: Too late for that. What are you doing here, ray? What do you want from me?

    Tr: I go by tr now.

    Paulina: Yeah? Well, you can slap on an alias to run from all the skeletons in your closet, terrell raymond, but you’ll always be rotten ray to me.

    Tr: Some things never change. Like that mouth on you.

    Paulina: I asked you a question. What do you want?

    Tr: I don’t want anything.

    Paulina: Well, then why did you track me down after all these years?

    Tr: I didn’t “track you down.” I didn’t even know you were in this godforsaken little backwater.

    Paulina: So, what the hell are you doing here in salem, usa, of all places?

    Craig: I’ll be back later today. I’ll talk to you soon. What are you doing here, chloe?

    Chloe: I brought your coat. Mom thought you’d be cold. But you sounded like you were pretty hot to me. For rob, it took years to find out

    Brady: Chloe and I already told you, we’re just friends.

    Nancy: Uh-huh.

    Brady: Mm-hmm.

    Nancy: Brady, ever since the two of you were singing duets in the park way back when, I’ve known that you are the only man for my daughter.

    Brady: Well, she didn’t know that, obviously.

    Nancy: And it’s not obvious to me. And in my opinion, the only reason that she went back to philip this time was because you were entangled with kristen dimera.

    Brady: Nancy, she and philip were together when he disappeared. And we don’t know if he’s–he’s alive or dead, so there is no way that I can pursue something with chloe right now.

    Nancy: But you do have feelings for her?

    Brady: Yes, I do.

    Nancy: So brady, then you’re–you’re basically in limbo.

    Brady: That’s a good way of putting it.

    Nancy: But what–but what if we never find out what happened to philip? Are you okay wallowing in limbo forever?

    Brady: That might be the way it has to be, nancy, yeah.

    Nancy: No, no, it’s not. Not the way I see it.

    Craig: I don’t know what you’re talking about, chloe.

    Chloe: Come on, dad. I just heard you. “Baby, I miss you”? I hope you don’t talk that way to your co-workers, or someone’s going to slap you with a sexual harassment suit.

    Craig: Okay. It’s not what you think–

    Chloe: It’s exactly what I think. And mom’s “ridiculous meltdown” when she first came to salem makes total sense. You lied to her, and you lied to me. You are cheating on her, aren’t you?

    Craig: Yeah. Yeah, I am.

    [Melancholy music]

    Rafe: Like I said, I’ve got no proof that ava’s behind this. It’s just my gut. And what happened with duke?

    Shawn: The teddy bear that got the–

    Rafe: Yeah. That’s right. First, that happens. And then right after that, these guys come forward, and here I am.

    Shawn: Yeah. Well, it wouldn’t be difficult for ava to orchestrate a frame-up, you know, given her mob ties.

    Rafe: Well, exactly. Yeah. I’m right there with you. Well, she was just so damn proud of leaving her old life behind.

    Shawn: And what about the dead mobster you found on your kitchen floor not that long ago? I mean, that shows that her life isn’t that far behind her, but I still don’t get motive. Or you mentioned that ava’s got an issue with yours and nicole’s friendship, but you also mentioned that you and ava have been solid for months.

    Rafe: Yeah. That’s not exactly true.

    Ava: Nicole, please, come–come on in.

    Nicole: Thanks. So you were thinking about me, huh? Why?

    Ava: Well, the eggplant parm. You know, I should’ve sent you home with some last night, but I was just too upset to even think straight after rafe was arrested.

    Nicole: Well, it is safe to say that neither one of us had an appetite after that.

    Ava: My stomach’s just– it’s full of knots. Anyway, I’m–I’m surprised to see you back here so soon. What’s up?

    Nicole: Don’t you think you’re being a little paranoid here thinking that ava is setting you up? I came to check on you. How are you doing?

    Ava: You know, you really are the sweetest. You–you–you are–you are–you are the best friend. Well, you know, I mean, I couldn’t really sleep a wink last night, right? I just–I kept thinking about what’s going to happen if rafe is convicted and he ends up in prison. It was enough to keep me up all night.

    Nicole: Well, I have complete faith that that’s not going to happen because rafe is innocent. And you know that better than anyone, don’t you?

    Lani: Please. When you say things like that–

    Abe: Like what?

    Lani: That paulina let you think that you were my “real father.” You are my “real father” in every way that matters.

    Abe: I should’ve chosen my words more carefully. What I meant was that you have a biological father out there. And ever since you found out, I’ve barely heard you mention him. Look, lani, I understand, and believe me, I appreciate that you think that I would be threatened by you seeking out information on him, but you are connected biologically. And I would think that you would be somewhat curious about him.

    Tr: I have business here in salem.

    Paulina: What kind of business would that be? Waste management?

    Tr: Actually, I’m a movie producer now.

    Paulina: Movie producer? I can only imagine what kind of movies you make.

    Tr: It’s all totally legit.

    Paulina: You don’t even know the meaning of that word.

    Tr: But apparently, I have a talent knowing what the public likes. And one of the filmmakers I’m working with just happens to live right here in town. He’s a young man from a fine, upstanding family. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. Johnny dimera?

    Paulina: Johnny– johnny dimera? That’s the son of a bitch that broke my daughter’s heart.

    Tr: You have a daughter? Life’s been hard enough.

    Tr: I had no idea you had children, paulina.

    Paulina: Well, my family is–is none of your damn business. My daughter has nothing to do with you.

    Tr: I didn’t say she did.

    Paulina: For the record, I had–I had chanel years after we split, with my husband george.

    Tr: Is she your one and only?

    Paulina: Yes, she is.

    Tr: Well, she is a very lucky young woman to have a woman such as yourself for her mama. And george is a very lucky man.

    Shawn: So you and nicole slept together. But ava doesn’t know about this, right?

    Rafe: Well, I don’t think so. And ava, she’s–she’s been so sweet and loving and extra thoughtful, really, and not just to me. To nicole too. She’s always inviting her over to dinner and to just hang out. But I have seen this act before.

    Shawn: I don’t follow.

    Rafe: A few months back, gabi and ava were at each other’s throats, and I mean bad, right? And then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, ava is super sweet. I tell you, it turns out that that was one hell of an act, because while she was smiling to gabi’s face, she was stabbing her in the back. She was trying to screw her out of gabi chic.

    Shawn: Okay, so you– so you think that maybe ava does know about you and nicole.

    Rafe: And that destroying my career is her revenge.

    Ava: What is that supposed to mean? That I would “know better than anyone” that rafe is innocent?

    Nicole: Well, because you’re the closest person to him. You know what a great guy he is, how honest he is, how seriously he takes his work.

    Ava: Yeah. Rafe is nothing if not honest.

    Nicole: So then you know he’s being set up.

    Ava: I very much want to believe that.

    Nicole: Why wouldn’t you?

    Ava: Well, for one thing, the police would not arrest one of their own–the commissioner, nonetheless– without a mountain of evidence.

    Nicole: But it’s fake, ava. And I’m sure that’s something else you know.

    Ava: What I know is that when I needed rafe to believe in my innocence, he didn’T. So why would i automatically believe in his?

    Nancy: Brady, I’ve seen the way chloe looks at you. She loves you too. Now all I have to do is convince her to admit that to herself.

    Brady: Nancy, it’s sweet of you to want to try to help, but I-I think chloe and i should handle this on our own.

    Nancy: Brady black, do you want to be with my daughter or not?

    Chloe: You stood in my office and you swore to mom that she’s the only woman for you.

    Craig: She is, chloe.

    Chloe: How can you possibly say that when you just admitted to having an affair? Who is she? Do I–do I know her? Does mom know her?

    Craig: There is no other woman.

    Chloe: Damn it, dad, just tell me the truth.

    Craig: I am.

    Chloe: You’re not making any sense. You just admitted to cheating on mom, but you deny there’s another woman–

    Craig: Because it’s a man, chloe. I’m cheating on your mom with a man.

    Brady: Look, nancy, it’s not that simple.

    Nancy: Of course it is. You love chloe; she loves you. Now, you just have to man up and put it out there.

    Brady: You know, sometimes “manning up” means taking a little step back.

    Nancy: You know, that kind of thinking is going to get us absolutely nowhere. Now, are you going to let me help you make this happen or not?

    Brady: Well, it’s going to be a little hard considering you and craig have to leave today.

    Nancy: Nope.

    Brady: Nope?

    Nancy: Nope. I’m going to stay right here until I make sure that you and chloe are on the road to happily ever after, just like craig and me.

    Chloe: A man? You’re–you’re sleeping with a man? But you–you and mom have been married for so long. I just–I don’t–I don’t understand.

    Craig: I don’t either, chloe. Oh honey, come here. I’m sorry. I-I didn’t want you to find out this way.

    Chloe: Well, anyway. You don’t want me to find out any way, obviously. I mean, my–my god, dad. I knew that you and mom had problems, but all couples do from time to time, right? I guess I always just thought that maybe mom was just a little bit crazier about you than you were about her. And I just sort of assumed it’s because she’s a more demonstrative person than you are, but… dad, are you–are you trying to tell me that you’re gay?

    Lani: I know everything that I need to know about paulina’s ex. Apparently, he was abusive, controlling, cruel. So yeah, I did wonder about who my father was when I was growing up. But now that I know the truth, I have zero interest in meeting him.

    Abe: Well, you might have other relatives out there you’d like to know.

    Lani: Zero interest in meeting them, if they even exist. Look, I’m convinced that biology is overrated. You are the father that I have always dreamed of when I was a little girl. So why would I want to have anyone else as a dad when I have you?

    [Warm music]

    Paulina: Don’t you try to sweet talk me. That might have worked when I was an innocent young girl–

    Tr: Paulina, you were never an innocent girl. But I didn’t mean to be inappropriate. I know you’re taken.

    Paulina: A woman is never “taken,” ray. You know what? That is not a concept I expect you to understand.

    Tr: Again, I didn’t mean to offend. Is he with you? Your husband?

    Paulina: My george is dead, god rest his soul.

    Tr: Oh, I didn’t realize. My condolences, paulina.

    Paulina: I’d rather be in a grave right beside him than anywhere near you.

    Tr: Look, I don’t blame you for feeling that way. The way I treated you, it–it was unforgivable. And I’m truly sorry.

    Paulina: You’re what?

    Tr: You heard me. But I don’t expect you to forgive me. And I know this might just sound like words to you, but I’m not that man anymore.

    Paulina: So you’re trying to tell me you’ve changed? You got the lord, and you got sober?

    Tr: Both.

    Paulina: Well, it’s going to take more than a miracle for that. A man like you doesn’t change, ray coates. And never will.

    Find your rhythm.

    Brady: Look, nancy. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I really do, but I mean, you have to get back to new york, right?

    Nancy: For what? Parker’s in boarding school, joy’s in grad school–

    Brady: What about craig’s job?

    Nancy: Well, he’s been in so many medical conventions. He’s got about a bazillion days of vacation. So, oh, it would be so fun to be able to stay here and visit with my girl. I mean, we could–we could do things like we used to. Get our nails done. Go shopping. It would be so much fun. Oh, please, brady. Come on. I can’t wait to see her face when I tell her.

    Brady: Me neither.

    Nancy: Oh. Though it’s taken an awful long time for her to get craig his jacket. I wonder what could be keeping them.

    Craig: Chloe, I–I love your mother very much, very much. I had two beautiful children with her.

    Chloe: I–I’m aware of that. You didn’t respond to my question.

    Craig: If I’m attracted to men. Well, yes, it seems that I am. If that makes me gay, then I’m gay.

    Chloe: Okay. Well, have you had these feelings forever, and just never acted on them, or what?

    Craig: I don’t know. I just–I met this guy. We had great chemistry together. Both of us.

    Chloe: Okay. I don’t want to hear.

    Craig: Chloe, you have to believe me. I never–I never meant to hurt your mom.

    Chloe: Well–well… well, then, you need to call this guy back, whoever he is, and tell him that you’re not rushing back to see him. You have to end this, dad.

    Craig: I can’T.

    Chloe: Why not?

    Craig: Because I’m in love with him.

    Rafe: Truth is, I fell into this relationship with ava, and then I convinced myself that it was real. But the whole damn time, I’ve been thinking about nicole.

    Shawn: All right. So why didn’t you break it off with ava a long time ago?

    Rafe: You know, nicole, she–she didn’t want a rebound relationship after what happened with eric. And then she started dating ej. I was living with ava, you know. I was living with her. She was–she was making me home-cooked meals, and she was being so sweet, and I didn’t want to hurt her. Then I–I just kept telling myself what we had was real.

    Shawn: I understand. So now that nicole and ej are over…

    Rafe: I realized that I want to be with nicole, that I’ve always wanted to be with nicole, and… I told nicole that I was going to tell ava, that I was going to break things off with her, but I didn’t get the chance because that’s when you showed up and arrested me.

    Shawn: Well, I’m sorry for my characteristically lousy timing.

    Rafe: It’s not your fault.

    Shawn: So what are you going to do now?

    Nicole: What do you mean innocence? What did you do?

    Ava: Well, I was innocent. Which means I didn’t do anything, boy, but did rafe think that I was guilty as hell.

    Nicole: What are you talking about?

    Ava: Your precious plushie. Rafe was convicted that I went into your office and chopped its head off. Can you believe that? I mean, what possible reason would I have to go and do something like that to my best friend? Or the man that I love. Who wouldn’t hurt me any more than I would hurt them.

    [Eerie music]

    Trelegy for copd.

    Rafe: There’s not much I can do while I’m in here.

    Shawn: Right. Well, give me orders. I mean, you’re still my boss. What’d you need?

    Rafe: [Laughs] Yeah, right. Not for long. No, I can’t imagine abe’s gonna leave me in this position, at least until I clear my name.

    Shawn: And I’m going to do my best to make sure that that happens. So do you want me to–you want me to dive deep into–into ava’s priors and, you know, figure out the link between these clowns that are accusing you and her?

    Rafe: Oh, I still do think that’s the best way to get to the bottom of this. But be careful.

    Shawn: Yeah. Always.

    Rafe: Shawn, I’m serious. I’m damn serious. I mean, if ava is using her connections–her mob connections, to make this all happen, there’s no telling what she’ll do.

    Nicole: Of course I would never hurt you, and neither would rafe.

    Ava: No? I did wonder there for a while.

    Nicole: Wonder what?

    Ava: About the two of you. And sharing custody of that silly little bear. And I will admit, I–I was a little jealous at first. And the old me might’ve gone in there and chopped the poor guy’s head off. Hell, the old me would have aimed for some other body part if he’d have been anatomically correct. The old me. You know, the one who sabotaged steve’s plane and kidnapped kayla. Might have thought about framing rafe. Hell… I may have even thought about how good it would feel to bring him down. The old me might’ve thought once I can’t have him when he’s rotting in prison, then neither can you. You have to admit, it would’ve been perfect revenge.

    Nicole: Yeah, it would have been.

    Ava: But, of course, I am not the old me. I’m the new and improved ava vitali. Yes, I am perfectly sane. I am a law-abiding citizen who would never believe that her best friend and the man she loves would go behind her back and hook up.

    Nicole: Of course not. Listen, I have to go. But please tell rafe I said hi. How’s he doing?

    Ava: I have no idea. I mean, I–of course, I would love to see him, but I just think that it’s probably best if stay away right now because I wouldn’t want my… past connections to make anything worse for him. You know what I mean.

    Nicole: I think I know exactly what you mean.

    Abe: Mmm. Hey, can I help?

    Lani: This? One of the perks of being a mom. I am glad I’m not on duty today. The idea of melinda trask on one of her self-serving crusades and had rafe arrested for charges that everyone know are bogus? If I saw the woman, I’m afraid of what I might say to her.

    Abe: You know, I completely believe that rafe is innocent. But until he’s exonerated, I still have to find someone to run the department. I don’t suppose you’d be interested.

    Lani: Thanks, but I’ve got my hands full.

    Abe: Yes. Indeed you do. You know what? I–I’ve got to get down to the pd.

    Lani: I’m sorry carver and jules stayed asleep through your visit. But now I just hope that they will stay asleep through me getting them into the stroller.

    Abe: Well, good luck with that and I’ll make sure I come see them when they’re awake.

    Lani: Come back anytime you want, dad.

    Abe: You know, it means a lot you still call me that.

    Lani: Well, that is what you are to me, dad, always.

    Abe: Aww.

    Tr: I understand your doubts, paulina. But I bet I can prove to you that I’ve changed.

    Paulina: I seriously doubt that. And I–honestly, I don’t give a damn.

    Tr: At least let me take you out to dinner. I mean, for old time’s sake. I mean, I know that I can’t begin to make things up to you. But at least let me help you see that we were happy in the beginning–

    Paulina: I don’t want to have dinner with you, ray. I don’t want to have another conversation with you. Now just–just–just get the hell out of my way and get out of dodge.

    Nancy: You know, I better take chloe her coat. She is probably freezing out there.

    Brady: Do you want me to come with you?

    Nancy: Oh no, hon. I am sure everything’s okay. I just bet you anything that they went to the cart in the square to get a hot chocolate. Craig cannot resist temptation.

    Chloe: So you’re in love with some guy you just met?

    Craig: It’s been a few months.

    Chloe: And it’s love.

    Craig: I’ve never felt this way before, chloe.

    Chloe: But you–you said you–you love mom. Are you still in love with her?

    Craig: I never meant to hurt her.

    Chloe: Are you still in love with her? Oh, my god. Oh my god, dad. Wow. So you’re–you’re not willing to break off things with this man?

    Craig: I won’T. I can’T.

    Chloe: Okay, well then at least respect mom enough to tell her the truth.

    Shawn: All right, I’m on it, rafe. I’ll report back to you as soon as I know anything.

    Rafe: Hey, thanks, man. I owe you.

    Shawn: Listen, we’re going to get you out of here.

    Rafe: Yeah.

    Nicole: Hi.

    Rafe: Nicole.

    Nicole: I don’t suppose I could talk to rafe.

    Shawn: No. Perfect timing. I will leave the two of you alone.

    Nicole: Thanks.

    Abe: Oh, hey, shawn. How’s rafe doing?

    Shawn: About as well as expected. I’m doing my best to try to, you know, keep him out of population. Hoping he’s out from under these charges soon.

    Abe: You and me both. But until these charges go away, I need to find someone to step in as acting commissioner. Now, with eli out of town, would you be willing to take on the most thankless job in salem?

    Shawn: Do I have a choice?

    Abe: Well, you know, if you’re worried about rafe’s feelings, I think he would be grateful to know that the department’s in the hands of someone he trusts.

    Shawn: You know, I’ll do it. But when you talk to rafe, I want you to tell him that I can’t wait for him to have his job back.

    Nicole: You look pale.

    Rafe: It’s only been one night. I’m fine.

    Nicole: Well, if it’s any consolation, I don’t think you’ll be in here much longer. I went to see ava this morning–

    Rafe: Well, you didn’t say anything to her, did you?

    Nicole: No. No, of course not. I played it cool. And so did she. And she didn’t admit to anything, not in so many words, but she didn’t leave a doubt in my mind that she is guilty as hell.

    Ava: You’re lucky I didn’t chop off your unmentionables, rafe. Maybe someone will take care of that for me when you’re in statesville.

    Chloe: I mean it, dad. You have to tell mom that you’re in love with someone else.

    Nancy: There you two are. Is everything okay?

    Craig: Yeah. Everything is fine. Everything.

    Chloe: Yeah. Mom, dad has something he needs to tell you.

    Nancy: Oh.

    Craig: Nancy, the phone call.

    Nancy: No. No, no. I hope they didn’t call you to ask you to come home.

    Craig: Why not?

    Nancy: Because we’re staying in salem.

    [Tense music]

    Paulina: Why are you still standing here?

    Tr: Well, last time I checked, you didn’t own this town. Although someday you might, knowing you. But in the meantime, I still have business with johnny dimera, and I’m not going anywhere until it’s settled.

    Paulina: Well–well, fine. Fine. But you–you–you stay out of my way. And if you go anywhere near my family, I swear– I swear I’ll–

    Lani: Paulina? Is everything okay?

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    Hope: Mmm!

    Liam: Milady.

    Hope: Thank you again for the lovely breakfast. This is a fantastic way to start the day.

    Liam: Yeah? Well, I’ve got an even better way to start the day.

    Hope: [Gasps]

    Liam: Mmm! Mmm!

    Hope: What has gotten into you this morning?

    Liam: What, besides having a hot wife and two kids who are sleeping in? Okay, maybe I’m trying to distract you a little bit. The other day was kind of stressful, wasn’t it? Finding out about your mom.

    Hope: Yeah. I’m still in shocked that… my mom and deacon kissed on new year’s eve.

    Brooke: [Gasps]

    Deacon: Morning, sunshine.

    [Door closes]

    Ridge: Hey. Did something happen while I was out?

    Brooke: Uh, I just– I just keep remembering that night. It still haunts me.

    Deacon: I can’t do this anymore, okay? Listen to me. I love you. Hell, I’ve always loved you, and I always will.

    Sheila: Deacon.

    Deacon: We’re closed.

    Sheila: [Laughs] No, you’re not. You just opened. But you know what? I do wanna commend you on being able to hold down a job as long as you have. It’s been, what, a few weeks? Bravo.

    Deacon: What do you want, sheila?

    Sheila: I’ve been trying to reach you. Did you change your number?

    Deacon: Damn it. I knew I forgot to do something.

    Sheila: Hmm. You know what? I bet I know why you’re keeping your distance from me. It has to do with brooke, doesn’t it?

    Ridge: I hate seeing you like this. Try to remember something, please. The way you’re feeling right now is only temporary. It’s not gonna dictate the rest of your life, I promise.

    Brooke: I hope you’re right.

    Ridge: I am always right. Mmm! You’re gonna come out of this stronger than ever.

    Brooke: I am doing everything I can. Talking to my sponsor and going to meetings. Doing what I can to maintain my sobriety.

    Ridge: I’m proud of you. You’re right. You’re doing everything you can to put this night behind you.

    Brooke: Yeah. I take full responsibility for my drinking. But I still can’t stop thinking about it and wondering why– why did I do it.

    Sheila: You guaranteeing to destroy my life has only guaranteed me destroying yours. Can we just– we haven’t caught up lately. I was just wondering how’s your new year’s coming along.

    Deacon: [Scoffs]

    Sheila: That doesn’t sound so good. What’s the matter? I mean, it started off so promising. Spending new year’s eve with hope, brooke, and those… precious little grandbabies of yours. I was hoping that you’d be spending some really great family time.

    Deacon: Not really.

    Sheila: No? What do you mean? You used to be over there almost every single day trying to reconnected with hope and brooke. A family.

    Deacon: Not anymore.

    Sheila: Why not?

    Deacon: Sheila, ’cause I’m slammed at work.

    Sheila: Deacon, what’s happening?

    Hope: My dad and my mom kissing. I thought we had enough going on with my mom relapsing. But then to find out that she also kissed him and they slept in the same bed together?

    Liam: That’s, uh– yeah. It’s a lot. It’s a lot to make sense of.

    Hope: [Scoffs]

    Liam: How are you… feeling about it?

    Hope: Which part?

    Liam: I-I-I-I don’t know. We just haven’t really gotten a chance to talk about how all this might be affecting you. I mean, really, how do you feel about your parents kissing? I’m amber.

    Brooke: How could I be so weak?

    Ridge: You’re not weak. You’re human. Try to give yourself a break.

    Brooke: Oh, I don’t deserve it, ridge.

    Ridge: Don’t–it hurts me to hear you say that. Can you stop saying that, please?

    Brooke: Well, I let go of all my good judgment. I gave in to my desires.

    Ridge: You wanted this to happen? No. Right?

    Brooke: No. Of course not. But I did it. I dragged us both into this mess.

    Ridge: Growth. Evolution. Whatever you call that. It’s not linear. Everything you’re dealing with. And you were on the road to recovery, and you got bumped off, and now you’re back on it. You should be happy about that.

    Brooke: I just still don’t understand how I could make such a bad decision.

    Sheila: I’m just curious.

    Deacon: If by curious, you mean nosy, yeah. You, nosy. If you came here to start drilling, save it.

    Sheila: Oh, my, my, my. Did somebody wake up on the wrong side of the cot today? If you’re having a hard time, you know, staying in that storage room, feeling a little claustrophobic, you can always stay with me at the hotel.

    Deacon: Oh, you’d like that, wouldn’t you?

    Sheila: Yes. As a matter of fact, I do miss our chats.

    Deacon: Oh, I bet.

    Sheila: Look, I’ve got your best interests at heart, and it’s clear that you are still head over heels for brooke.

    Deacon: We’ve got customers, and I’m not discussing brooke with you.

    Sheila: It’s just that you’re not the kind of person that would back down from something like this. You should be camped outside of brooke logan’s house playing her favorite love song.

    Deacon: Well, a, my boom box is in the shop, and, b, she has a husband. So I am not talking about brooke with you.

    Sheila: My, tst, tst, tst. Are those tears I see in your eyes?

    Deacon: Can it.

    Sheila: No, you’ve got it bad for brooke.

    Hope: It’s a lot to process. Knowing the circumstances and that my parents kissed. But, more importantly, I just– I don’t want anything to jeopardize my mom’s relationship. I know how much she loves ridge.

    Liam: Yeah. Of course. You don’t want anyone to get hurt, and that includes ridge. But these are your biological parents we’re talking about, and you’re allowed to have an opinion.

    Hope: Okay. Maybe if I was younger, I might be happy about it? If the circumstances were different? I…

    Liam: Hmm.

    Hope: I don’t know. I don’t know, liam. I just–I–I haven’t even let myself go there. I’m concerned about my mom. Which–[Sighs] Again… thank you for being so supportive throughout all of this. I really do appreciate it.

    Liam: Yeah, of course. Where does deacon stand on this? Because it’s pretty clear he’s still got a thing for your mom.

    Hope: It’s hard to believe otherwise.

    Liam: I–I have to ask, and I hate that I’m even, like, putting this out into the universe. But… have you ever thought, like, what if this is all deacon’s endgame?

    Hope: What do you mean?

    Liam: Just– like, what if this is actually part of the reason he’s been so eager to get close to you and spend time at the house and spend time with the kids? Like, what if he’s just been trying to get back in brooke’s good graces this whole time?

    Hope: I–I would hope not.

    Liam: Oh, yeah. No, me, too. And I’m not even–I’m not even suggesting that, like, he’s playing you or that he doesn’t care about you. Obviously, he loves you very much, but this is– it’s deacon. I mean, if he wanted to, he could blow this whole thing up right now just by telling ridge.

    Hope: I don’t think he would do that.

    Liam: I don’T… think he would do that either, but… again, it’s deacon. My asthma felt anything but normal.

    Hope: So my mom is currently in a huge shame spiral, and I’m just not sure how to help her out of it.

    Liam: Aside from being an amazing, supportive daughter?

    Hope: I mean, I’m trying, but really all I wanna know is just why–you know, why that night, why now.

    Liam: I don’t know. I’m kind of digging the theory that having deacon around is more of a trigger than we previously thought, especially given that they made out, and he did nothing to stop it.

    Hope: No. My mom said he tried to stop it.

    Liam: He obviously didn’t try that hard. I mean, I know they were both wasted, but still…

    Hope: Yeah. Well, my mom’s married, so neither of them should have allowed it to happen, but it did.

    Liam: Yeah.

    Hope: It happened, and… now I understand why my mom does not want him around anymore.

    Liam: Yeah. ‘Cause, obviously, deacon brings something out of your mom. Any maybe he’s not the best influence, and maybe he’s also trying to break up her marriage.

    Hope: Well, you know what? It’s going to do us no use speculating about it. We’re gonna get nowhere with that.

    Liam: What are you–hey. Where–where are you going? Where are you going?

    Hope: Well, I feel the need to pay my father a visit to find out what he is really thinking about his night with my mother.

    Ridge: I know everything that happened that night– every single detail– and none of it is unforgivable. So maybe you can find a way to cut yourself some slack.

    Brooke: Well, it’s not that easy, ridge. I–I hate myself for putting you through this.

    Ridge: Putting me through what? You didn’t do anything to me. You didn’t betray me. You didn’t lie to me. You didn’t hurt me. You only hurt yourself ’cause you started drinking. But you know what? Just try to move past it because harping on it now is… it’s not productive. Maybe what you need to do is look at all the joy you bring to the world. Look at you. Look how hot you are. You walk into a room. You’re my loyal wife, and I can’t keep my hands off of you. You’re a great sister, a great mom, an inventor, executive. Focus on that. Heal from the inside out. Try to forgive yourself for what happened. It’s one night. Move on. Yes?

    Sheila: You talk to hope?

    Deacon: Not really.

    Sheila: That’s strange.

    Deacon: Sheila, interesting fact. I didn’t ask your opinion.

    Sheila: Well, here’s another fact, deacon. I care about you. Okay? I know how important this relationship is with your daughter. The fact that you even have access to her, that’s something that I’m still trying to achieve with my own son. I can’t help it. I’m a little jealous.

    Deacon: You? Jealous?

    Sheila: Yeah. And brooke’s not helping the situation. She’s one of the most vocal people hellbent on standing in my way. No, she has vowed to make sure that I never have a part in finn or hayes’s lives.

    Deacon: Listen. I’m telling you, stay away from brooke and don’t cause her any trouble, all right? Don’t lash out at her. She’s dealing with enough.

    Sheila: Dealing with what? With what?

    Deacon: Nothing. Nothing.

    Hope: I was wondering. Do you know if deacon…

    Deacon: Sheila, hope’s here. She cannot see us together. You gotta go. Go.

    Deacon: Hey.

    Hope: Hi.

    Deacon: Hi, sweetheart. This is surprise.

    Hope: I know you’re busy working. I hope I’m not catching you at a bad time.

    Deacon: Are you kidding me? I always got time for my girl.

    Hope: Yeah. I mean, things have been a little crazy, a little hectic. Um, I’ve missed you.

    Deacon: I missed you, too. I know. You’re busy with the kids, with work. I was thinking maybe you could bring ’em down here sometime, though. You know, chef, makes a mean mac and cheese.

    Hope: [Laughs] Well, I’m sure the kids would love that. But I actually came here to talk to you about something else.

    Deacon: Okay.

    Hope: I know what happened between you and mom on new year’s eve. Super emma just about sleeps in her cape.

    Deacon: So, your mom told you about what happened.

    Hope: Yes.

    Deacon: She told you about the drinking.

    Hope: Yes. And I just need you to be completely up-front with me, dad– that you in no way encouraged her drinking.

    Deacon: Hope, I swear. I didn’T. And, look, I even tried to get her to stop. I know how long brooke’s been sober. I mean, I helped her get sober.

    Deacon: She started throwing them back, and she started egging me on to join her.

    Hope: And you did.

    Deacon: Yeah. And, uh, that was a bad idea. I’m sorry.

    Hope: Yes.

    Deacon: It was a mistake.

    Hope: It was. Dad… look, I’m not here to blame you or to point fingers. I just– I’m really confused about what happened that night. I mean, what triggered my mom’s drinking after all this time? I mean, I know she was drinking non-alcoholic champagne that night. And then I know that ridge called to tell her that he couldn’t make it back in time for new year’s eve. But I really don’t buy that that was enough to just derail all of her years of sobriety.

    Deacon: I can’t give you the answer to that.

    Hope: [Sighs] Well, I know you and mom haven’t been talking, but… she’s been struggling.

    Deacon: Yeah, I’m sure she has.

    Hope: And I also know that something else happened that night. That you two kissed.

    Deacon: [Clears throat] She told you.

    Hope: Mm-hmm. So, how did that happen, and what the hell were you thinking?

    Deacon: Uh– that’s just it. We weren’t thinking. We were drunk. Hope, I don’t know. You know, we-we-we got caught up in the moment, and-and it just happened.

    [Patrons laughing]

    Hope: Dad, I get that you still care about mom after all these years. But I’m going to need you to be really transparent about exactly what led to that moment that night.

    Deacon: Okay.

    Hope: So you two were throwing back shots of vodka. You kissed. And then you were drinking some more, and then you helped her up the stairs to bed, and then you spent the night.

    Deacon: Okay, I was in no condition to drive, and I couldn’t just leave her alone like that.

    Hope: But then you woke up the next morning, and you saw her next to you in bed.

    [Patrons chattering]

    Deacon: We had all our clothes on, and I was on top of the sheets.

    [Patrons chattering]

    Hope: Dad, I get that nothing more happened. I’m just saying that I’m sure there were a lot of old emotions that came flooding back after all this time.

    Deacon: Hope, I never stopped caring for your mother.

    Hope: Well, mom is now freaking out because she is terrified that ridge is going to find out, and she’s–she’s petrified that she’s going to lose her marriage to him, especially given how ridge feels about you.

    Deacon: I don’t think it’s any secret that ridge can’t stand me, and I’m probably the last guy that she would want near his wife.

    Hope: Okay. Dad, I get that ridge has never given you a fair shot…

    Deacon: [Scoffs]

    Hope: …And that you think he isn’t the right man for mom. But mom… does not want to lose him. And she’s already down on herself about drinking that night. And now that on top of everything else, she’s just in a really fragile state. She’s vulnerable right now. And I came here to make sure that you aren’t going to try to exploit that to your advantage, that you aren’t going to try to undermine their marriage. Because their future really is in your hands. So tell me, dad. What are you doing to do?

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    Days Update Friday, January 28, 2022

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    Ray tells Paulina that she doesn’t own this town and he still has business with Johnny DiMera, so he’s not going anywhere until it’s settled. Paulina tells him to stay out of her way and warns him about going anywhere near her family. Lani then arrives with the twins in a stroller and asks if everything is okay. Paulina says she didn’t see her there. Lani asks what’s going on. Paulina says nothing but Lani says it sounded like they were arguing. Ray declares that Paulina was trying to chase him out of town. Lani asks why she would do that and who he is.

    Devil Johnny calls Judge Barnes and says he knows he’s not supposed to call him directly, especially on the day of EJ’s sentencing, but he thinks he made the right decision because what EJ did completely traumatized Sami. Johnny is glad he found EJ guilty and hopes he puts him behind bars for a very long time. Johnny thanks him for listening and then hangs up. The Devil says that oughta do it.

    Belle brings EJ clothes for his sentencing and asks where Johnny is. EJ says he hasn’t heard from him all day and doesn’t think he’s coming. Belle was counting on Johnny to speak on his behalf at the sentencing. EJ says he’ll send him another message but he thinks he’s avoiding him. Belle asks if there’s anyone else who can vouch for him. EJ says they can cross Chad off the list so he doesn’t get a second chance to stab him in the back.

    Chad sits at home in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. He texts Abigail, asking how Boston is. Chad gets a response that everything is good and she’s sorry she had to leave like that. Chad says he was worried, but he gets that her parents need her and he misses her.

    Gwen has Abigail’s phone and texts Chad back that she misses him too.

    Kristen DiMera is dragging the bag with Abigail in to a house, remarking that Ava and Gwen both owe her.

    Johnny enters the living room as Chad pours a drink. Johnny is sure Chad saw that EJ’s sentencing hearing is about to start. Chad wonders how hard the judge will be on him. Johnny responds that if he cares about justice, he’ll give him the max. Chad asks if he means that. Johnny says that’s what he deserves for kidnapping Sami and forcing himself on Abigail. Johnny still can’t believe he’d do something like that right there in the court house and asks what kind of monster acts that way. Johnny assumes that Abigail is keeping her distance. Chad informs him that she left town actually, noting that she left last night without saying goodbye to him or the kids. Chad admits he was worried but she finally texted him. Johnny asks if everything is okay. Chad says she had to go to Boston to help her parents with a paper emergency. Johnny comments that he hopes she comes back soon, because he’s going to need her when production begins which Chad questions. Johnny calls it a big plot twist as “Possessed: The Marlena Evans Story” is making a comeback.

    Paulina tells Lani that Ray is just Johnny DiMera’s business associate, so she was just voicing her opinion about her soon to be ex-son in law. Ray notes that she’s not a fan. Lani says she’s not either. Paulina tells Ray that’s two people telling him not to get involved with Johnny. Paulina wants to go but Ray says he never got introduced to Lani. He introduces himself as Terrell Raymond Coates and says everyone calls him T.R. as he asks who Lani is.

    Belle tells EJ that she’s really sorry things turned out this way as she feels like she let him down. EJ says it’s not her fault as she warned him not to take the witness stand, but he was too arrogant to listen. Belle understands he just wanted to get his side of the story out there. EJ comments on how well that went and says if he took her advice, he might not be in this position. Belle jokes that she usually is right. EJ calls her a good lawyer and he doesn’t know if anyone could have done a better job. EJ thanks her for believing in him when even his own family doesn’t. EJ guesses it’s time to face the music. Belle fixes his tie and then they exit the room.

    Chad questions Johnny still making his movie after what Marlena just went through. Johnny explains that he has no choice because the producer showed up this morning and said if he didn’t give him the movie he promised, he would ruin his career. Chad asks who this guy is. Johnny informs him that his name is T.R. Coates, a big power player in the industry and not someone you want to cross. Chad says it sounds like he’s playing hard ball.

    Lani introduces herself to TR as Lani Price Grant. He recognizes the Price name but Paulina interrupts and claims that Lani is her niece. He says he can see the resemblance. Paulina reminds him to keep his distance from her family. Lani thinks that is a little harsh which Ray agrees with. He says he means no harm and is just here to make a great movie with Johnny. Paulina tells him to go on then and leave her family out of it. Paulina then hurries Lani away.

    Gwen calls Ava and informs her that she just texted Chad and still has him convinced that Abigail is in Boston. Gwen knows that Chad is going to figure it out eventually, she’s just trying to buy them time to figure out what to do next. Gwen says they didn’t plan on Abigail seeing Ava in the Sarah mask but they got lucky that Ned agreed to fly her to Kristen. Gwen then hangs up as Xander comes home to their room. Xander says he didn’t mean to interrupt her phone call. Gwen says she was just wrapping up. Xander thought he heard her mention Kristen’s name and questions why she’s talking about her.

    Kristen complains that she needs to hire someone to do this work since it’s been happening so often. After dragging the bag in to a house, Kristen opens the bag to discover Abigail, unconscious, inside. Kristen lays Abigail onto the couch. Abigail wakes up holding her head and wonders where the hell she is. Kristen welcomes her to Fantasy Island.

    Gwen claims to Xander that she just read an article about Kristen today in the Spectator. Xander asks what about her. Gwen tells him that allegedly, Kristen called Abigail and denied having anything to do with Philip’s disappearance. Xander asks who she was talking to. Gwen claims it was Claire as she thought she would have some insight since she and Philip are family. Xander remarks that he wouldn’t take Kristen’s word as gospel since she’s not exactly known as a truth teller. Gwen asks where Xander was today. Xander informs her that he was out shopping for a gift for her which he then surprises her with. Gwen opens it to find a snow globe of London. Xander knows it’s not the same as going there in person, but says it’s the best he could do. Gwen calls it beautiful. Xander apologizes for canceling their plans to go search for Sarah, who it turns out is doing just fine. Gwen says it’s fine but Xander feels he hurt her so he’s truly sorry.

    Paulina goes home with Lani and the twins. Lani says she didn’t need to walk them home. Paulina says she wanted to make sure that man didn’t harass her. Lani asks why he would do that. Paulina says she’s a good judge of character and got a bad vibe from him. Lani responds that he didn’t seem that bad to her. Paulina talks about how aggressive he was but Lani says she was the aggressive one. Lani asks why Paulina flipped out on him anyways. Paulina says you have to stand your ground with men like TR. Paulina adds that any friend of Johnny DiMera is an enemy of hers. Lani asks if she’s sure it’s not more than that. Paulina asks what else it would be. Lani points out that she told him that she was her niece, so she questions why she wouldn’t want him to know that she was her daughter.

    Johnny tells Chad that he doesn’t blame TR for wanting to make the movie since it’s a great script and he signed a contract. Chad argues that was before The Devil came back to Salem. Johnny says that TR wasn’t here for that and he really seems genuinely excited about the movie and even sees it as a trilogy. Chad questions the sequels. Johnny says part two would be about Marlena’s most recent possession and they’ll figure out a third one. Chad doesn’t think this is a great idea but says he is happy for Johnny and his career. Johnny thanks him and says that’s nice of him to say. Chad comments that it sounds like he won’t have a lot of time for DiMera going forward, so if he wants, he can talk to the lawyers about transferring he and EJ’s shares to him. Johnny says that won’t be necessary as he still plans to be involved in DiMera Enterprises. Chad points out that Johnny’s making movies and it’s a lot of work. Johnny insists that he can do both. Chad calls this his big break, so he doesn’t want him to leave anything in the field. Johnny promises he can be both at the same time. Johnny adds that he’s up for the challenge and ready to make his mark on the world.

    EJ and Belle return from the sentencing. Belle asks how he’s holding up. EJ screams in frustration. EJ says he knew bad news was coming. Belle encourages him not to give up as they’re going to file an appeal right away. EJ argues that they know that’s a long shot as his fate has been sealed. EJ declares that he’s innocent but he’s going to be rotting away in prison for the next ten years.

    Lani puts the kids to sleep and then asks Paulina again, why she didn’t want TR to know who she was. Paulina claims that she wasn’t sure she was comfortable being introduced as her daughter yet and points out that she only called her mom once. Lani argues that she had no problem telling everyone at Chanel’s party that she was her daughter. Paulina says that was among family while this man is a complete stranger so they are none of his business. Lani doesn’t see what difference it would make since they aren’t hiding anything anymore. Paulina says she’s trying to protect her. Lani asks how and from what. Paulina brings up TR doing the movie with Johnny. Paulina adds that Chanel is planning on taking Johnny to the cleaners. Lani questions what their divorce has to do with TR. Paulina asks how he’s going to feel with Chanel taking half the movie profits. Paulina suggests that TR could blame them and come after them. Paulina remarks that men like that destroy everything they touch, so it’s just better if he doesn’t know that she has another daughter. Lani feels like it’s a stretch. Paulina admits she’s being cautious. Lani questions if she’s being cautious or not telling her the whole story.

    Gwen tells Xander that he doesn’t have to apologize. Xander feels he was incredibly unfair as she had to give up the holidays in London so he could run around playing detective. Gwen understands that he thought Sarah was in danger and she was very important to him. Xander says that Sarah wasn’t in danger and just wanted to get away from him which he still didn’t want to accept. Gwen knows how hard it is to realize when someone you care about doesn’t feel the same way. Xander didn’t realize how much Sarah hated him until he saw her again. Xander remarks that Gwen should’ve been there. Gwen then flashes back to pretending to be Sarah. Xander says she wouldn’t believe how angry she was. Gwen responds that she could only imagine.

    Abigail questions what Kristen is doing here, what she is doing here, and what this place is. Kristen explains that it’s an old DiMera property on a deserted island. Kristen adds that it hasn’t been kept up as well as it should be but it serves it’s purpose. Abigail asks what the purpose is. Kristen offers her a fruit juice drink but Abigail says she’ll pass. Kristen assumed she’d be dehydrated after her flight which she questions. Kristen adds that the drink will also flush out all the sedatives that she was given. Abigail says she’s getting the hell out of here but Kristen reminds her it’s a deserted island and asks where she’s going to go. Abigail wants to give it a shot anyways. Kristen responds that if she can’t make her stay, maybe this will, as she then pulls a gun on Abigail.

    Johnny asks Chad if Abigail is still game to play Marlena in his movie even though she’s busy with the newspaper. Chad doesn’t know and says he’ll have to ask her when she gets back to town. Johnny feels she will say yes and talks about how excited Abigail was for it. Johnny adds that he can’t blame her and asks what’s more fun than acting like you have the Devil in you. Chad isn’t sure he’d call it fun, but he’s sure Abigail is up for the challenge. Johnny adds that now that EJ is going away, he’ll need to find a new leading man. Johnny asks Chad if he’s still interested in playing John Black, reminding him that he pitched the idea before. Chad says he has a lot more on his plate now, but he’ll think about it. Johnny remarks that he can’t imagine he’d want to watch someone else have sex with his wife. Chad points out that it’d be fake sex. Johnny thinks it’d be another good way to stick it to EJ. Chad asks if he really thinks EJ cares about that. Johnny thinks EJ cares about everything when it comes to Chad, pointing out that EJ tried to steal the company and this role from Chad while now Chad gets both. Chad acknowledges that EJ has done a lot of horrible things, but he’s about to pay dearly for his crimes, so he’s not about to dance on his grave. Johnny asks if he thinks EJ wouldn’t do the same to him. Chad points out that EJ is still his brother and Johnny’s father and he’s about to have his whole life taken away.

    Belle is sure the news of EJ’s sentencing has already hit the press, so there’s going to be a swarm of reporters. Belle says she will go coordinate with the courthouse to see if they can sneak out back to the prison van. EJ tells her not to worry as she’s done her job. Belle says he’s still her client. EJ says the best thing she can do for him now is to leave and go home to Shawn. Belle does not want to abandon him. EJ assures he’ll be fine and says he just needs some time to himself before they take him away. Belle offers to give him time and wait outside in the corridor. EJ says he told her to go home. Belle questions why he’s trying to get rid of her. Belle then asks if he’s planning to escape. EJ advises her not to ask questions that she doesn’t want to know the answer to. Belle realizes that he really is planning an escape. EJ tells her again to just go. Belle questions if he’s studying Kristen’s playbook. EJ asks what she wants him to say. Belle asks if he’s meeting Kristen somewhere or if she’s in on this. EJ responds that the less she knows, the better, because he doesn’t want her implicated. Belle tells EJ that he can’t do this. EJ says he can’t go to prison for ten years for a crime he didn’t commit. Belle worries that he will only make this so much worse. EJ argues nothing can be worse than that. EJ asks for one good reason why he shouldn’t get the hell out of here while he still can. Belle reminds him of his children, Sydney and Johnny, warning that if he runs, he will never see them again.

    Chad gets a text that the judge just gave EJ ten years. Chad says he can’t even imagine. Johnny questions if Chad is actually feeling sorry for EJ. Chad asks if Johnny’s not. Johnny brings up EJ kidnapping Sami and holding her prisoner for months. Johnny says whatever happens, he did to himself. Johnny knows he’s supposed to feel sympathetic but he feels relief. Johnny declares that justice was served and now they can move on. Chad questions it being just like that. Johnny talks about having a movie to pull together. He tells Chad to think about his offer and call Abigail to tell her that he needs her back in Salem. Johnny then exits the room.

    Abigail asks if Kristen is going to shoot her. Kristen laughs and says if she has to. Abigail then asks how she ended up here. Kristen asks what she last remembers. Abigail recalls heading to the airfield, looking for her cousin Sarah, because she suspected it wasn’t Sarah, but Kristen in a mask. Kristen calls that a solid theory. Abigail continues that it turned out that it was a mask but the person under it was Ava Vitali. Kristen jokes that the plot thickens. Abigail asks if she put Ava up to it since they are friends. Kristen says they do go way back. Kristen asks what happened when Abigail figured all this out. Abigail says she was about to call Rafe when someone came up and hit her from behind. Abigail thinks she knows who it was.

    Xander hopes that Gwen really forgives him. Gwen assures that she does, as long as he can forgive her too for acting like an insecure child and doubting him. Xander says she has nothing to be sorry for but Gwen feels she does. Gwen says she completely overreacted to him obsessing over Sarah. Gwen cries that Xander is all she has since Jack moved away while she and Abigail can hardly be in the same room together. Gwen declares that if she lost him, she would be completely alone. Xander assures her that she will not lose him ever as they kiss.

    Paulina assures Lani that if she and Chanel go to war with TR, he will exploit every vulnerability. Lani argues that she doesn’t even know him. Paulina says working with Johnny tells her a lot. Paulina adds that she knows his type of being charming on the surface but something else underneath. Lani questions how she can tell that from one conversation. Paulina says like Lani is good at sniffing out criminals, she has a nose for users. Paulina argues that you don’t get to be a big time movie producer without being cut throat. Paulina says she’s trying to protect Lani and her children. Lani thinks she’s being paranoid. Paulina asks Lani to run in the opposite direction if she ever comes across TR Coates again, because she doesn’t want her having anything to do with him.

    TR sits in the town square and uses his phone to search Lani’s name.

    Kristen asks Abigail who she thinks knocked her out. Abigail says she has to assume it was probably Kristen, since she woke up to Kristen hovering over her. Kristen says she can’t confirm or deny that. Abigail says they’ll keep playing her games. Kristen tells her that all she needs to know is that the reason she’s here is because she was sticking her nose where it didn’t belong. Abigail guesses she was getting too close to the truth about what actually happened to Sarah. Kristen asks what truth that is. Abigail states that Sarah didn’t just decide to leave Salem on her own last year and asks if Kristen did something to her.

    Gwen and Xander lay in bed together. Gwen says he makes everything feel better and all her problems float away. Xander hopes he can always do that for her. Xander knows this is not the ideal time to bring up Sarah but he has one last thing to say about her. Xander tells Gwen that before “Sarah” left, she gave him some really good advice; to stop obsessing about their breakup, get on with his life, and focus on Gwen. Xander declares that’s what he is going to do from now on and look towards the future with Gwen. Gwen asks if he really means that. Xander responds that he knows exactly how to prove it.

    EJ gives in and tells Belle that he will stay and call off the extraction. Belle encourages that he’s doing the right thing. EJ is not so sure about that but he is putting his trust in Belle. Belle promises not to let him down and says she will clear his name.

    Lani still thinks Paulina is overreacting but agrees to stay clear of TR if it makes her feel better. Paulina insists it’s for the best. Lani then gets a work call and steps out of the room to answer it. Paulina worries that it was a close call but she will keep Lani and her kids safe. Paulina declares that she will make damn sure that TR will never find out that Lani is his daughter.

    Johnny meets TR in the town square and says he has good news as he just met with Marlena and she understands he was in a tough position, so they are good to go. Johnny declares that they are bringing the Devil back to Salem as he and TR shake hands.

    Chad calls Jennifer and says he’s trying to reach Abigail but she’s not picking up, so he asks if she’s around. Jennifer reveals that Abigail is not there so Chad questions where she is.

    Kristen asks Abigail what exactly she’s accusing her of. Abigail brings up how they all know what she did to Kate last year which Kristen laughs about. Kristen asks why they are talking about that. Abigail thinks she did the exact same thing to Sarah. Kristen asks why she would do that. Abigail guesses it was the same reason as Kate, to shut her up. Kristen says she has interesting theories. Abigail guesses that she’s right and asks what she did to Sarah and where she is.

    Sarah stands in a bedroom staring at a window.

    Xander gets out of bed and says he knows he doesn’t deserve a woman as strong, beautiful, and loyal as Gwen. Xander asks Gwen to take pity on him as he proposes to her.

    Sarah turns away from the window as she remains locked up.

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    Y&R Short Recap Friday, January 28, 2022

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    Noah asks Tessa to forget about what he said yesterday because he was very drunk he also assures Tessa he is happy about her engagement.

    Mariah and Tessa feel overwhelmed by all the information they learned at the adoption seminar and all the information makes their decision harder.

    Ashland is a little upset that Victoria accepted Victor’s terms for the sale of Newman Media to Newman Enterprises without talking to him about it. Victoria doesn’t tell Ashland that she agreed that Adam would be CEO of the newly merged Chancellor Communications and Newman Media. Victoria also agreed that Victor would continue in an advisory role to Adam.

    Victoria goes to Adam’s office and takes great pleasure in telling him that Newman Media has been sold to Newman Enterprises.

    Jack returns and is sad to learn that Phyllis is considering taking a job at Marchetti. Phyllis later tells Michael that she wanted Jack to stop her from leaving town but since he didn’t she is even more confused about her feelings for him.

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