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Jack: Keemo is so happy in this picture. Who are these other women?

Phyllis: You don’t recognize them?

Jack: No, I — no, wait, that’s — that’s mai, his half-sister, on the right.

Phyllis: And the other women? Relatives or friends? Do you know what kind of significance they could be to keemo?

Jack: I don’t know. I don’t have a clue who his friends were, who his other relatives might have been. I’m completely in the dark here.

Phyllis: Yeah, I understand. Well, we’ll — we’ll just keep on looking for answers, that’s all. That’s why we’re here. I know it may be painful, but… I’m here to help.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Okay. Hmm.

Victoria: Oh, my goodness, there you are. What took you so long? We both left crimson lights at the same time.

Ashland: You lost me at the traffic light.

Victoria: I did?

Ashland: Yes.

Victoria: Oh, okay, well, whatever. We’re — we’re both here now, and we have lots of privacy. So, you said that there’s something that I need to know and that it’s about my father.

Ashland: Yes, it is.

Victoria: Well, I assume this is about his objections to your new title. What exactly did he say to you in private? On the drive back to the office, I was growing more and more concerned. Is it about your health? Please, you can tell me. Are you feeling worse? Because if that’s what you told my father, then it makes sense why he would object so strongly.

Ashland: Indirectly, it is about my health. More specifically, uh… it’s about my treatment.

Chloe: So when is michael getting home? He’s been gone a while now. Oh, you must miss him.

Lauren: [ Scoffs ] Very much. This is why I was so skeptical about him working for victor again. I told him this was not gonna be a part-time job, but even i didn’t realize that he would be sent to peru for so long.

Chloe: So when is he planning on coming home?

Lauren: [ Sighs ] He keeps telling me soon, but it can’t be soon enough for me. I haven’t heard from him since yesterday. I called him last night, he didn’t pick up. I’ve been texting him all morning — no response.

Chloe: Well, you should bug him again. I mean, if he is anything like kevin, he doesn’t like to text while he’s working.

Lauren: You’re right, okay. Mm-hmm. Okay. Hopefully that will do the trick. And while I’m waiting, I need a distraction. Let’s talk about work. So how are you and chelsea coming along with the plans for the new sally-free fashion label?

Adam: That is a clever way to grow the sports platform. Good thinking.

Sally: You know, I was a little dubious about leaving fashion for the business world, but it’s actually really exciting. It’s invigorating. It feeds a part of my personality. Always a new problem to solve. Speaking of which, are there any updates on the ashland and victoria situation? Do you really think he’s on his way out?

Adam: Um…I’m not sure. I haven’t heard any updates yet.

Sally: I wonder how victoria’s doing. Emotionally, ’cause you said she might be headed for heartbreak.

Victor: Excuse me. I would like a word with my son in private. It’s a family matter. Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

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Jack: What are we doing here? I get lured here blindly by some anonymous text. I came exactly as directed, and, what, silence? We’re supposed to just comb through all of these letters that keemo wrote to me, which apparently I was never supposed to have read. What am I supposed to make of this?

Phyllis: I don’t know what to make of it either. Maybe it is some sadistic prank by somebody. Maybe it is. Maybe they don’t even know we’re here. Maybe they’re waiting outside. I-I don’t think they’re outside. I think that everything we’re supposed to find out — I think it’s in this house, I think it’s right here.

Jack: You really think whoever sent these texts told me all that they know, and I’m just supposed to figure out the rest?

Phyllis: I don’t know. Maybe they’re just trying to point you in the right direction? Give you the next thing to find? I don’t know.

Jack: I want to know why i was led here.

Phyllis: I know. And what you’re supposed to be looking for — I get it.

Adam: Sally, do you mind? I have to talk to my father.

Sally: Of course. Yeah, I know family always comes first with the newmans. It’s getting late, so I’m just gonna grab a bite at society.

Adam: Well, I’ll join you for a drink when I get done here.

Sally: Perfect, mm-hmm. Bye.

Victor: So, son, I hope you kept the details of ashland’s latest deception to yourself. Now, I understand that you and your new coo have become quite close.

Adam: Dad, look —

Victor: I’m telling you, we don’t need word of this to get out, okay? And I don’t think she’s known for her discretion, is she?

Adam: You can trust me. I haven’t said a word to her about ashland faking his illness. Why would I do that when I don’t even know where things stand myself?

Victor: I’ve told ashland locke to get the hell out of town and leave victoria, or else I will go to her and reveal everything to her myself.

Adam: Really? That’s how you’re protecting her?

Victoria: What about your treatment? Have you had a setback?

Ashland: I’m just a little hesitant right now because i know how close you are to your father.

Victoria: Well, you know how complicated my history is with him, but, I mean, I don’t need protection from his latest machinations, whatever they are. So just tell me.

Ashland: I’m also still struggling with trying to understand why victor would do something like this. Um…

Victoria: What are you talking about?

Ashland: Apparently, your father has taken the word of some disgruntled doctor at the peruvian clinic who was recently fired.

Victoria: Taken his word about what?

Ashland: This doctor, this — this obvious quack, claims that I lied about my medical condition and falsified medical records, paid off various labs and clinics.

Victoria: I don’t understand. Are you saying that he’s accusing you of lying about getting better?

Ashland: No. He’s accusing me of not being sick in the first place. Saying that I don’t have and have never had cancer. In 15 years you drink about 15,000 cups of coffee.

Victoria: That’s insane. My father thinks you lied about being sick?

Ashland: It gets worse.

Victoria: I can’t imagine how.

Ashland: Victor is using this information as some sort of a threat against me. He’s trying to force me out of your life.

Victoria: And exactly how does he think he’s gonna do that?

Ashland: Basically, he just wants me to disappear, and if i don’t do that, he’s threatening to tell you that I’ve been lying about being sick all along, which I need you to understand is 100%, absolutely not true.

Victoria: What you’re saying right now, it’s — [Chuckles] It’s outrageous.

Ashland: Yes, I agree, and that’s exactly why I’m telling you about this now. I hate to say this, but at this moment, I do not trust your father, and I certainly don’t want you to hear this ridiculous accusation for the first time from him. Besides, we’ve made a pact that we won’t keep secrets from each other anymore, right?

Victoria: Why would my father do this? Why would he suddenly turn on you?

Ashland: I’ve been asking the same question myself. He’s been so supportive of our marriage. He’s been our protector. He even stood by me when others were threatening to expose my past.

Victoria: What has changed?

Ashland: I don’t know. Unless victor honestly believes the lies from this horrible doctor who, for reasons I can’t understand, obviously has it out for me.

Victoria: I just don’t understand why my father would think that’s credible. I met with your oncologist in new york. I’ve seen your medical records. There is absolutely no doubt that you have cancer. The true miracle here is that you’re responding so well to the treatment.

Ashland: You’d think he’d be happy for us.

Victoria: Exactly! I would think that my father would come to me if he thought this was true. I would be the first person he would come to, so I cannot imagine what in the world he must be thinking.

Victor: I’m very afraid that if victoria learns that ashland locke just used her to initiate this merger between newman enterprises and his own corporation, it’s gonna be devastating to her.

Adam: Yeah, I guess I can see your logic in that, but either way, she’s gonna be devastated. Unless…

Victor: Unless what?

Adam: Unless nick was right. She’s managed to forgive him for everything else she’s learned about him, so maybe she’ll find a way to forgive him for this, as well.

Victor: I don’t think this time she will.

Adam: Have you even considered that possibility? I mean, what would that mean for us? Don’t you think that you should be prepared to protect the family and your empire, even yourself, from that outcome?

Victor: What do you think I’m doing, son? It’s imperative that I convince him to get the hell out of town. Leave her. That’s a heartache that’s easier to deal with than to learn what he has done to her. He has used victoria. The whole wedding in tuscany, it’s a ruse to engineer this merger. He’s not gonna get away with it.

Lauren: I’m so happy to hear that chelsea’s meetings in new york are going so well.

Chloe: Yeah, she’s just wining and dining all of her old contacts. You know, she’s got some pretty powerful connections that can help us source fabric and secure our manufacturer. You know, we are a little behind on summer deadlines, so we really need to pull as many strings as we can.

Lauren: But you think you’re gonna be able to get the work out on time, right?

Chloe: Oh, if chelsea has anything to say about it, we will.

[ Both laugh ]

Lauren: Well, good, I’m impressed. Because, I mean, I have relationships in that area, as well, but fenmore’s production schedule is so tight, there is no room to add anything, so I’m very impressed. I’m very impressed. Good for you for taking the initiative to getting your line out.

Chloe: Well, the sooner we are in stores, the sooner we are making money for fenmore’S. And listen, if you want us to make an introduction to any of our connections, let me know because I think we could probably get you some better deals.

Lauren: Really?

Sally: Well, hello.

Lauren: Sally.

Chloe: How are you? It’s been a while.

Sally: I’m good. How’s your new line coming along?

Chloe: You know, it is still in the beginning stages, but it’s very exciting.

Sally: Great. I look forward to seeing it at fenmore’S.

Chloe: So, how is your new job at newman media? Enjoying trading in your sketchpad for spreadsheets?

Sally: I think I found my new niche. Turns out I’m really good at business, and adam and I make a great team.

Phyllis: I don’t know why you were led here. But we can’t stop now. We’ve got to find the answers.

Jack: No, you’re right, you’re right. Maybe if I can read through these letters again, maybe there’s some kind of clue.

Phyllis: Okay, okay, good. Good, I’ll help you. I’ll help you with that. So, okay, let’S… um, do you mind if I…?

Jack: Yeah, yeah, go ahead.

Phyllis: So this — this is nice. No postage stamp.

Jack: That’s a pretty picture.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: Unsent. Do you think there’s something significant there?

Phyllis: I don’t know. That’s hard to tell. Alright. This is really beautiful.

Jack: Wait, wait, stop.

Phyllis: Alright. Does that mean something to you?

Jack: No. But that’s the thing, it means nothing to you, it could mean the world to keemo. I will never know why, ’cause i can’t ask him, and I just think it’s wrong for us to be poring through all of his personal items.

Phyllis: We’re just looking for some truths.

Jack: You know what? It’s one thing to read letters that keemo wrote to me — even though he intended for me to never see them — it’s another thing to rifle through his most prized possessions.

Phyllis: Okay, jack, you’re — you’re going back and forth, you know, between being curious and feeling like you’re violating keemo’s memory. I’m just gonna be blunt here. Keemo’s gone. I mean, I’m sorry. But he’s gone. You aren’t violating his memory by going through his things. And by the way, I mean, look at how this whole thing has played out. Here we are, and this box is here. It was not left here by accident. So, really, whoever has been sending you the texts, obviously they worked it out so that this would be the only thing left in the house and we would go through it.

Jack: So your theory is that this is some kind of treasure hunt so I can piece together keemo’s life.

Phyllis: Listen, I completely understand if you don’t want me to go through all of this with you. I’m trying to be supportive, that’s all. But you just can’t give up now. Jack, I think the answers that you’re looking for, I think you’ll find them here, but you just got to keep your eyes open and keep on looking.

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Chloe: I’m glad you’re enjoying your new job.

Sally: Yeah, it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.

Lauren: I need to make a business call.

Sally: Huh. Was it something I said?

Chloe: No doubt. [ Chuckles ] But I’m glad she stepped away. I’ve been wanting to talk to you.

Adam: So what if ashland doesn’t go along with your plan? I mean, do you really think he’s gonna give in to your ultimatum?

Victor: I don’t think he can afford not to.

Adam: Well [Sighs] You better have your evidence all lined up so he knows you can back up your threat.

Victor: Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to get in contact with michael baldwin ever since I confronted ashland locke. However, michael baldwin assured me that he was gathering all the pertinent information and sending it to me by courier.

[ Cellphone rings ] One second. I should have that soon. What’s this? One of my investigators. Yeah. What have you got? Okay, you stay on it.

Adam: So, what’s going on?

Victor: Apparently michael baldwin has disappeared. So did the two peruvian doctors. He moved out of his hotel in lima, and neither of them have been seen again.

Adam: This doesn’t sound good.

Victor: No. Doesn’t sound good at all.

Adam: You think ashland got to him, stopped him from sending the proof?

Victor: Well, I’m gonna deal with it.

Ashland: You know, for your sake, I’ve been trying to rationalize your father’s actions. I mean, I know he’s still a very protective father. He’s also a protective mogul. And maybe now that I’m not, you know, dying anymore, maybe he just doesn’t want anyone other than newman blood running the company that he built.

Victoria: I don’t think that’s it. At various points throughout the company’s history, people outside of the family have held the ceo title.

Ashland: Then maybe he’s threatened by me specifically. Maybe he just wants me out of the picture and out of newman/locke for good, and this would certainly be an excellent way to get rid of me.

Victoria: I just don’t believe that.

Ashland: But I can certainly understand the mind-set. I mean, this is his legacy.

Victoria: Yes, but newman/locke is your legacy, too, and accusing you of lying about being sick, it’s just outrageous. I can’t believe my father would think for one minute that i would find you capable of doing anything so heinous.

Ashland: Well, I have been called the locke ness monster.

Victoria: Stop it. I hate that name. I hate that. It bears no resemblance to the man that I love, and I just — i don’t want to joke about that.

Ashland: Okay. But there was a time when that name fit like a glove. That man doesn’t exist anymore. And that’s because of yoU.

Phyllis: Okay, you know, let’s end off for today. Let’s go check in at the hotel, eat something. You must be hungry. I’ve starved. I could use a hot bath, as well.

Jack: That’s probably a good idea.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’ll call for a car.

Jack: This is a little more overwhelming than I imagined.

Phyllis: I can imagine. Just getting a car, and we’ll… I mean, or we can — we can stay and just still take a look at some things.

Jack: Tickets to a broadway show, three years ago. Who did he take with him? More beautiful postcards of vietnam. None of them sent. Obviously from…a wedding.

Luan: It’s lovely, darling. Thank you.

Jack: And there’s more to come.

Luan: You put me on the spot. Here you are giving me early gifts, while I’m totally without an idea for you. You’re a difficult man to buy for.

Jack: Oh, go to the toy section. I’m a kid at heart.

Luan: I’m serious. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of some unique surprise. Something you’ve always wanted.

Jack: I already have something I’ve always wanted. All wrapped up in a beautiful gift named luan.

Luan: You’re a hopeless romantic.

Jack: Only since you walked back into my life. How waking up with you, every day is christmas.

Luan: I feel the same way. All those years I never dared hope. Yet here I am. Christmas 1995, standing in front of a warm with my american gi.

Jack: Never forget one thing. You have already given me the greatest gift I could ever get. A son. So stop worrying about what’s on those store shelves, okay? Not only have I found you, i found the son I always wanted. Santa outdid himself, with maybe a little help from the guy upstairs. This is gonna be the merriest christmas ever and the happiest new year.

Phyllis: That’s very pretty. Do you think that it belongs to one of the girls in the photo?

Jack: No, this was luan’S. I gave it to her one christmas. After she died, I — I sent it to keemo, along with some other keepsakes. This is a sign.

Phyllis: A sign of it?

Jack: A sign that he did not erase me from his life. It’s a picture of me and luan at our wedding. I’m mark

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Chloe: Now that it’s just the two of us, I can be more honest. I genuinely liked working with you. I think that you are extremely talented and you have a real gift for design, and I am proud of what we created at newman fashion.

Sally: Me too. Everything was peachy. Till chelsea showed up.

Chloe: Well, I’m sorry that the two of you never found a way to work together.

Sally: Well, it wasn’t really that we couldn’t find it — just chelsea didn’t want it.

[ Sighs ] Anyway, I want you to know that I really, really enjoyed working with you too, and I’m sorry that it didn’t last. But, hey, it seems like everyone landed exactly where they’re supposed to.

Chloe: Well, I hope so. And however things have turned out, I just hope that you haven’t given up on your dreams.

Sally: Nope. Haven’t been given up on them at all.

Jack: Our wedding day was something I thought would never come. I thought I’d lost her forever. But somehow the stars aligned and we found each other again and were given a second chance. And perhaps the biggest miracle, I found out we had a son together. Keemo was angry at first. I think he felt abandoned, but over time, with patience, with kindness, I eventually won him over. He was the best man at this wedding.

Phyllis: Well, so the two of you were close for a time.

Jack: Oh, yeah, which made it all the more painful when he cut me out of his life.

Phyllis: Tell me more about the wedding.

Jack: The wedding was small but beautiful. Was a mix of american and vietnamese traditions. Luan wore red. And she was radiant. We wrote our own vows. Luan… my gentle angel, I choose you above all others to share my life with, now and forever.

Phyllis: Wow. It’s truly remarkable how you two found each other again.

Jack: It was nothing short of a miracle. We were supposed to spend the rest of our lives together as a family.

[ Applause ]

Adam: Lauren. Chloe. Well, I hope things are going well with the new fashion line.

Chloe: Yes, they are, and chelsea is in new york right now handling some business, but you probably already know that ’cause I know you two are still in touch regarding connor.

Adam: So, lauren, how — how are you? Have you heard from michael?

Lauren: Well, seeing that he is on business for victor, i would think that you and your father would know more about his status than I would.

Adam: Well, I seriously doubt that. I’m sure that you talk with him far more frequently than we do. Ready for that drink?

Sally: Absolutely. It was really nice talking with you, chloe. Lauren.

Chloe: Hey, you okay?

Lauren: He hasn’t responded to my text, so I called him, he didn’t pick up. I left a message, but…he’s been so good at staying in contact since he’s been in peru, and now this — this silence and adam’s fake nonchalance has me very worried.

Chloe: Oh, first of all, pay no attention to adam. And I’m sure that michael will be in touch with you soon. He probably just doesn’t have cell service and he’s not getting any of your messages.

Lauren: I wish that were true, but I think I — I need more information.

Victor: Yes, lauren. How are you?

Lauren: Well, I’d be a lot better if my husband were responding to my texts and my calls. Have you spoken to him recently?

Victor: Well, yes, of course I’ve been communicating with him. You know, and as soon as he’s finished with his work in south america, he’ll return home.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] Well, if you hear from him, please, please have him call me.

Victor: Of course. Now, you have a good day, alright?

Lauren: Thank you, victor.

Chloe: So did he have any answers?

Lauren: None that make me feel any better. Most bladder leak pads were similar.

Sally: Is everything okay with victor? I know he said it was “family business,” but seeing that I am the coo of one of the newman family enterprises, I think i should be included in what’s going on.

Adam: Hmm.

[ Chuckles ] Don’t push it.

Sally: Fine. But I could tell something was up, and it was far more urgent than a family picnic.

Adam: You have gotten all the details that you’re gonna get. And believe me, it is for your protection. You don’t want to be anywhere near this. Because it might not work out the way that victor hopes.

Victoria: You know you’re entirely self-made. I have nothing to do with the man that you’ve become.

Ashland: I’m not sure that you fully understand how profoundly your love has changed me. Victoria, there are things that I have done in my past that i would never think about doing today now that I’m with you.

Victoria: You’ve been through a lot this past year. I think that’s given you a new perspective.

Ashland: Yes, but it’s your love for me and my love for you that has made me a different and far better man. You somehow have put that other guy [Chuckles] Out of his misery and banished him forever, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.

Victoria: Those are beautiful words, but you know the credit doesn’t belong to me — it belongs to you. And if I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s that you can’t change a person unless that person wants to be changed.

Ashland: Mm.

Victoria: You are very ambitious and you’re a survivor. Yeah, I know you’ve made some bad choices, but so has my family. They’re not innocent in that, and my father chief among them.

Ashland: That’s true. We all make mistakes, and victor newman is certainly no saint.

Victoria: Which is why I just can’t believe and accept that he has turned on us this way.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: What is that?

Jack: It’s a statement of paternity. I’m amazed he still had this. I had this drawn up and gave it to him after the wedding ceremony.

Phyllis: He kept it after all this time. Meant something to him.

Jack: Can’t help but wonder just how deeply conflicted he was. If we’d ever had a chance to reconnect, be face-to-face, if i could’ve changed his mind in some way… could’ve re-established a father-son relationship and put all that pain of the past behind us.

Phyllis: Yeah, don’t torture yourself like that. You’re never gonna know.

Jack: What if I had disregarded all those angry e-mails cutting me out of his life? What if I’d just decided to stand firm, to not back off? I mean, I thought I was respecting his wishes — what if that was wrong? Isn’t it a parent’s job to know when a child needs you to push back? To stand firm, to not give up? That there are needs behind all of that anger and accusation?

[ Sighs ]

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Phyllis: I don’t think you should go down that path. I know this is hard for you. But it’s also really hard for me…to watch you struggle with something for which there’s no longer a solution.

Jack: Part of why we came here is for closure. I don’t know that I can have that without asking the tough questions.

Phyllis: Hey, I understand, but maybe now is not the time.

[ Sighs ] Let’s — let’s deal with the real reason we came here — the mystery behind who’s sending the texts.

Jack: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. We should stay focused.

[ Sniffs ] I need to get out of here. I…

[ Sighs ] It’s just been a long day. I —

Phyllis: Yeah, it has.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: All of those people meant something to keemo. Could one of them be behind who is sending those text messages?

Sally: Just answer one question for me.

Adam: No.

Sally: Come on, hear me out. If victor’s plan with ashland and victoria — whatever it is — fails, will the fallout affect you?

Adam: I doubt it. At least not in a negative way.

Sally: What do you mean?

Adam: If…if victor miscalculated and it creates a rift with victoria, the dynamic could dramatically change at newman/locke…which might just end up working in my favor.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Ashland: Hello, victor. I’ve been expecting your call.

Victor: No more stalling. You have one hour or I take everything I know straight to victoria.

Ashland: Hmm.

[ Sighs ] Do it. I’m not going anywhere.

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Kevin: There are a million logical reasons to explain why michael’s been out of touch. You know he can take care of himself.

Lauren: I do, and that’s why I’m so worried.

Ashland: You’ve spoken to victor.

Nate: Tell me you haven’t been lying to me and the entire newman family this whole time.

Jack: This was not here last time.

Phyllis: Huh. It’s a picture of a young girl. Says “allie” with a phone number.

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