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Nick: Hey!

Nate: How you doing?

Nick: Thanks for coming.

Nate: No problem.

Nick: You want a beer?

Nate: Yeah, yeah.

Nick: Can we get one more? Thank you.

Nate: This isn’t about faith, is it? I’ve been apprised of all her tests since her transplant. Everything seems to be going well.

Nick: She’s doing awesome. You know, she’s happy, healthy, very excited for her future. I mean, college is right around the corner.

Nate: Oh, yeah, that’s a, that’s a big step. I’ve been offering moses a bit of advice while he weighs his options. And it’s been pretty fun.

Nick: He is such a great kid, nate. You know, it seems faith has taken an interest in business, too, which makes her grandfather very happy.

Nate: I’m sure. How’s victor’s health these days?

Nick: He’s great. We seem to have caught a run of good luck with that, with dad’s health and sharon’s remission, faith’s transplant. And of course ashland’s recovery, which has been nothing short of miraculous. I was curious if you had ever seen anything like that — you know, someone who was so close to death and then bounces back the way he has.

Nate: In my experience, it’s extremely rare, which makes it all the more impressive. I’d love to go over the protocol one day, given the efficacy.

Nick: Yeah, if you do that, i would love to see that myself.

Nate: Is that what you wanted to talk to me about?

Nick: Uh…look. Ashland’s condition has become a very important subject in this family… much more so than any of us ever expected.

Victoria: Marketing meeting went well?

Ashland: Fantastic.

Victoria: What is it?

Ashland: I just got off the phone with your father. He’s, uh, put a ticking time bomb on his threats against me. I told him to do his best.

Victor: You just made a big mistake, ashland locke. No one threatens me. No one threatens my family… and gets away with it.

Abby: Babe, is that you?

Chance: Yeah.

Abby: How was your nap?

Chance: Good.

Abby: Feeling better?

Chance: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I was pretty worn out there.

Abby: I know your first therapy session was emotionally draining. What can I do to help?

Chance: Okay, well, I’m really worried that I’m gonna make you feel like I’m shutting you out. I want you to know that’s not what I’m doing. I just need some time to figure this out all on my own, you know? Just for now. We can talk about it later… if that’s okay.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Faith: I’m looking at dresses online to wear to your wedding. What did you say the color scheme was?

Mariah: We don’t have anything set in stone, uh, but maybe something black?

Tessa: Or something sparkly?

Mariah: I mean, you can never go wrong with something black and sparkly. So…

Faith: On it. Hey, how did you guys know you were in love?

Mariah: Um…well, you know, I don’t think it’s something we could actually pinpoint. I think we both knew before we could admit it to each other, and that took a while.

Tessa: Yeah, I mean, because being in love, as great as it is, it can be really scary.

Faith: Uh-huh. How many people are you inviting to the ceremony?

Tessa: I think we’re thinking of keeping it small so that we can spend time with each guest.

Faith: Let me know if you need me to handle the door, keep out the riffraff.

Tessa: Oh, I don’t think that’s necessary. We’re not that popular.

Mariah: Oh, you are. I’m just your number-one fan.

[ All laugh ]

Faith: When tessa was on tour, were you guys ever worried that you might not make it, because of the long distance and all the time apart?

Noah: Hey, mom. Is it too late to get a couple triple espressos to go?

Sharon: Not technically, but won’t you be worried about the caffeine keeping you awake?

Noah: No. That is the point. We need a little post-dinner pick-me-up before we go out to the club. I just heard something amazing!

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Noah: Uh, where are my manners? Mom, this is cindy.

Sharon: Nice to meet you.

Cindy: Same here. I have already heard so much about you.

Sharon: Oh!

Noah: All good things, i promise. I told her if she wanted to come get espressos, we had to go to my mom’s place because it’s not your typical coffee shop, not where they burn the beans and stuff. It’s special, and that’s because of you. Knowing everyone’s orders, ask about their families. I told her about the thanksgiving tradition.

Cindy: Which is so generous and sweet. I really should have come in here before now, but, you know, I’ve got a coffee shop near work. It just seemed easier. You know how it goes. But I’m gonna start coming in here from now on because I can tell that this is just an amazing place run by an amazing woman. Must be to have raised an incredible guy like noel.

Sharon: Noel.

Cindy: And you passed down some killer genes, too. I mean, look at those eyes. So dreamy!

Sharon: Yeah, he’s pretty great all around. So, where did you say you work?

Cindy: I have a day job, but my real passion is in social media, working as an influencer.

Sharon: Oh. Did you go to walnut grove with noah? He mentioned seeing a high school friend the other night.

Cindy: You know, I didn’t know him in school, but I wish i had! I mean, he is just sexier and funnier than about 99% of the guys I went to school with. We just met today. How lucky is that?

Sharon: That’s so lucky.

Mariah: When tessa left to go on the road, it was very, very hard. But it was also not an excuse to behave badly.

Faith: Oh, my god, I did not mean to bring up any bad memories.

Tessa: Hey, it’s okay. Being a couple means that sometimes you work through things when you make mistakes.

Mariah: And when I…lost my way, tessa was very compassionate, and she was understanding, forgiving.

Tessa: And mariah’s done the same for me, as well.

Mariah: Being in a relationship is not always easy and fun and fluffy, but it also shouldn’t be agonizingly hard, either.

Tessa: And there are shades in between. You find out what works and what doesn’t and what you both need so that you can make it last forever.

Faith: I don’t even know what forever looks like for two people, except grandma and grandpa, and even they’ve had temporary breakups. I know how much my parents loved each other, but now mom has rey, who is awesome, and dad? Who knows? So, it just makes me wonder if soul mates are really a thing. If they’re not, then why risk it? You don’t know if you could just end up with a broken heart.

Victoria: What exactly did my father say to you?

Ashland: You know, I really hate upsetting you like this.

Victoria: Well, you know what? It’s a little late for that. I need to know.

Ashland: Okay, alright. It’s just more of the same. Either I capitulate, or he will expose my terrible crimes to you.

Victoria: These threats that he’s making are totally unacceptable.

Ashland: Yeah, well, I don’t like being the victim of them, either, especially since I’ve been down this particular path many times. How many times do you suppose your family is going to claim that they’ve uncovered some deep, dark secret about my past that makes me unworthy of you? Not to mention the implication that you are some kind of weak-willed victim that’s fallen prey to a terrible monster! It’s demeaning to both of us.

Victoria: I agree with you. I do. But what I’m trying to figure out is why is my father trying to squeeze you out? I mean, even if he has some reason to feel threatened by you, why would he tell this messy and obvious lie? My father is too careful and prudent to pull a move like this. So, there must be something more going on for him to take this kind of risk.

Nick: Look, nate. I have always admired and respected you. You have become a great friend of this family, even though i know there are times when we don’t deserve it. I really don’t like leaning on that friendship right now, but i don’t have a choice. There’s just too much at stake.

Nate: Why don’t you just tell me what’s going on?

Nick: What I’m about to say to you stays with us, alright? Because it’s shocking. It’s been suggested that ashland’s recovery may be too good to be true.

Nate: Sometimes science can seem like a miracle from the outside, when it’s really the culmination of years of research, trial and error, and deep and painful losses before you see any gains.

Nick: Look. I’m not here to question science, alright? But maybe there wasn’t any science involved at all. You know, people are saying that ashland’s entire medical case is all smoke and mirrors and that maybe he was never sick at all.

Nate: I don’t understand. Why would anyone question ashland’s illness?

Nick: Obviously, nate, i wouldn’t even be talking to you about this if there wasn’t some indication that it was true. And if it is —

Nate: Okay, okay, think about what you’re saying. You’re telling me ashland is lying about having cancer, which would mean he would have coerced multiple doctors to do wildly unethical and illegal things. I-I’ve gotten to know the man pretty well, and I can’t believe he would do something like this. In fact, I would turn my attention to whoever is spreading this rumor. Do they even know ashland or have any credibility? I’m 53, but in my mind

Victoria: My dad [Chuckles] He made me believe that he was done interfering in my personal life. You know, I genuinely believe that he was proud and happy for us at the wedding. I guess that was all just a farce.

Ashland: I don’t know. Maybe he was happy for us back then, especially when he thought I would be gone relatively soon, or — I hate thinking this way — maybe victor was putting up a front in italy all along. Maybe he pretended to support the marriage in order to push through the merger, and the plan was to take control of my company and eventually force me out.

Victoria: Hold on a second. Are you saying that you think my father is behind setting you up and that he just didn’t buy into the scam, but he’s actually behind it?

Victor: Well, the two of you seem to be in a rather serious conversation. Everything alright?

Nick: I was just filling in nate about the rumors about ashland.

Victor: Thank you for for following up, son.

Nate: Victor, I hope you don’t mind me asking. Are you the one behind all of this?

Victor: I’m indeed.

Nate: Listen. I know the reputations of some of the physicians ashland’s worked with. They’re excellent doctors who witnessed this condition firsthand.

Victor: Nate, let me just tell you that ashland locke is not the man he appears to be. He committed an egregious hoax. He not only deceived my family — victoria — and now you.

Nate: I can’t believe he would do something so immoral without unassailable proof.

Victor: Why don’t nicholas and I take you over to newman media, and we will show you what you need to see to believe that you were deceived?

Mariah: I’m not sure we have any answers on the risk that is involved with falling in love.

Tessa: I can tell you that we feel like soul mates because we can’t imagine our lives without each other. But if you’re talking about putting your heart out on the line, I mean, the emotional risk is there. I mean, it might not last forever, and it could totally end in ruin.

Mariah: Okay, but, also, uh, it might not, you know? But you’re just not gonna know until you take the chance, you know? So, can I ask? Are we just talking about love in general, or are we maybe talking about you and moses? Okay. Forget I said anything. I don’t want to put you on the spot. I just want you to know that if you want to talk about anything, we’re here to listen.

Faith: I guess I was asking for myself but not because things are bad with moses, because they’re really good. It’s exactly how it was when we first met, but somehow even better. Like, life just makes more sense when he’s around. Does that sound crazy?

Tessa: Not at all.

Faith: But, also, there’s college, and everything could change. And I don’t want it to, but people don’t always get what they want.

Tessa: Yeah, that’s true.

Mariah: Look. I-I get the conundrum. You know, it can be reassuring to find the one. You feel safe and secure and like nothing can hurt you. But, unfortunately, it’s just not the way things work.

Tessa: So, it does take bravery to let yourself fall in love. And it requires trust… and focusing on each other and being a team. And that’s how you two take the world head on.

Abby: Are you hungry?

Chance: No, I’m okay right now.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Chance: Hey, I’m sorry I’m being so quiet. It just took a lot out of me today.

Abby: Yeah. I completely understand.

Chance: You know, I wanted to take you to dinner. Doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen tonight. So, I apologize.

Abby: You know, I don’t care about going out to eat. I’m just so thankful that you went to therapy and that you’re doing it for our family and for yourself. I will never be able to understand what it was like for you in spain. But I am so grateful that you are facing your trauma head on and that you are fighting for us and for dominic. It fills my heart.

If you have this…

Nate: Did you take this video to the police? Do you even know if the man in it is a doctor in peru? Because what decent doctor would pretend to treat a patient? This makes absolutely no sense.

Victor: I’m telling you. We have two doctors who testified on tape, on videotape, that they were paid a lot of money by ashland locke to concoct this bs story about his health.

Nate: What about the doctor in new york? Or the lab where his initial tests were run? That’s where the cancer diagnosis originated.

Victor: My sources were stonewalled at both places.

Nate: It’s called “medical confidentiality.” The staff at the lab has no reason or right to discuss a patient’s condition. And do you even know where the money came from that was used to pay off the peruvian doctors? Because even if it seems like it can be traced back to ashland, someone could be framing him to try to discredit him.

[ Sighs ] With all due respect, I think you two are the ones being played.

Victor: Nate, you’re a good man. You want to believe people. I’m telling you there’s more damning evidence about ashland locke on the way. He’s a fraud, an out-and-out fraud. He’s dangerous, and we need your help in order to prevent him from doing further damage to victoria.

Victoria: I just don’t think that my father is the one who’s trying to make you look like a liar. I can’t see him stooping that low or trying to hurt me in that way.

Ashland: I-I was just trying to consider the alternatives. That’s all. The only reason it came to mind was because you and I have had no luck trying to think of someone else who might have gone to such extremes.

Victoria: No, I get why your mind would go there, and I can also see how my father would buy into this insanity so quickly. But I can’t picture him — i just can’t picture him creating this long-term, wide-ranging conspiracy. Do you know the amount of lies and treachery that it would take to pull something like that off? It’s just too dark, even for my dad.

Ashland: I’m sorry I brought it up.

Victoria: No! Don’t get me wrong. I am absolutely furious with him. The truth of what he’s done is bad enough. I mean, trying to use some lie to get you out of my life?

[ Sighs ] I’m not gonna let that happen.

Cindy: It was like one of those meet-cutes. We were walking down the street, opposite directions, texting, not even paying attention where we were going, and then phones went flying. I suffered a broken screen, and he suffered a broken ego because he went down like a ton of bricks.

Noah: Okay, that is an exaggeration.

Cindy: Is it?

Noah: Anyway, she told me to watch where I was going. Only she worded it a lot less politely than that.

Cindy: I was upset. Anyone would have been.

Noah: I told her I was just trying to go into the café to get a bite to eat. She just walked out and realized she forgot her purse. So, we went back in.

Cindy: And we chatted while he had dinner. I had dessert. I’m talking about the chocolate mousse, not you, noel.

Noah: It’s, uh, it’s noah.

Cindy: Of course it is! What did I say?

Noah: [ Laughing ] It doesn’t matter.

Faith: Hey, dork.

Noah: Who you calling dork, dork? Cindy, this is my younger sister, my much younger sister.

Cindy: Whoa! Meeting your mom and your sister on the first date? Isn’t it a little early to introduce me to your entire family?

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Mariah: How about my little sister pondering love — and forever?

Tessa: Yeah, I did not have any of that on my mind at faith’s age.

Mariah: Well, you were dealing with a lot of other things.

Tessa: Yeah, the chaos ith my sister and my parents? But you didn’t have it easy, either.

Mariah: No, I did not, and i definitely wasn’t thinking of finding happily ever after. I mean, I was too busy sleeping on friends’ couches and trying to avoid going home to the woman who raised me.

Tessa: [ Laughs ] I mean, yeah, both of us had it pretty rough. But faith hasn’t had it very easy at all, either.

Mariah: Absolutely — alcohol, medical issues, no shortage of family drama. That’s why I’m just thrilled that she can focus on college and having a boyfriend. You know, just normal teenage things.

Tessa: Yeah, I’m really glad that we get to be there for her.

Mariah: By the way, I was really touched by what you told her about our relationship. You know, you didn’t sugarcoat it. But you showed her that we believe that we can get through anything. And I know that I really put that to the test the last few months, and I know that you were really worried about me, with the abduction and bowie’s birth and all the feelings that came afterwards.

Tessa: I just tried to be there for you the best that I could.

Mariah: And you were. But I just wanted to let you know that you don’t have to be strong for both of us anymore. Okay? I am back on my “a” game. And, you know, even though i have scary thoughts, I know we got this.

Tessa: Okay. Um, I got to ask. What kind of scary thoughts?

Mariah: Well, uh, I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t scared about dom being sick. And then, I think about what would happen if our child got sick, you know, even if we get to be parents, which that’s definitely not guaranteed. So, stuff like that. Are you sorry you asked?

Tessa: [ Laughs ] No, no. I do — I want to know everything that’s going on in your head, but yeah, it’s a lot.

Mariah: Well, that’s my talent is worrying about things that haven’t happened or may never happen.

Tessa: I mean, hey, I get it. The world is scary. The future is scary. And that’s why I’m so glad to have a partner that will help me get through it. You tell me that, and I’m glad that I get to return the favor. New densify from crest pro-health.

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Chance: You have no idea what that does for me. And not just making love — being here, holding you, laying with you.

Abby: Yeah. I feel the same. You know, we are gonna have a lifetime of experiences — big ones and little moments, everyday moments, watching our son grow up.

Chance: And we have so much to be thankful for.

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: UM…I just got really hungry. I’m gonna go make us a snack, okay?

Faith: So, what’s up with noah’s date? Is this a thing?

Sharon: Um, I’m not sure. But she seems fun, and he seems to be meeting a lot of new people in town.

Faith: He hasn’t mentioned dating much since he got back. But he doesn’t really talk to me about that kind of stuff, anyway.

Sharon: Well, if it makes you feel any better, he doesn’t talk to me about it, either.

Faith: Well, you are his mom.

Sharon: So?

Faith: So, whether he tells us or not, it’d be nice to see him find someone. Maybe seeing tessa and mariah so happy finally put the idea of finding love and settling down into his head.

Noah: No one’s looking to settle down. Okay, kid?

Faith: Okay, eavesdropper.

Noah: You two really need to find something more exciting to talk about.

Faith: Would finding someone special be so bad? It doesn’t have to be cindy. But love can be scary. But we have to be brave.

Noah: Brave, huh?

Faith: Whatever!

Noah: Yeah.

Faith: I’m gonna go vet this new girl.

Noah: No, please don’T.

Faith: Yeah.

Noah: Don’T.

[ Sighs ] What?

Sharon: Uh, nothing!

Noah: No, no, no, no, that’s not nothing. Look. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, there was the walnut grove woman the other night and cindy tonight.& But I mean, come on. That’s what young, single people are supposed to do, right? We’re supposed to go out and have fun. Doesn’t have to mean anything. So, please. I’m begging you, please. Don’t make this into something weird or find some reason you have to worry about me.

Sharon: Why would I worry?

Nick: Look, nate. We get where you’re coming from. I hope you understand why we need to discuss this with you. None of this looks good. Now, we don’t have all of the pieces, but we have enough to seriously question ashland’s condition. And, as you said, this is an awful deception, almost too heinous to contemplate, but we have to do that for victoria’s sake.

Nate: I was there while ashland was experiencing symptoms. I’ve seen him coughing, out of breath, and weak. And I’m his friend. I stood up for him at his wedding.

Victor: I understand that this comes as a shock to you, okay? And I understand that feeling deceived, like we feel deceived, it’s a hard pill to swallow. Considering that, think of what he’s doing to victoria.

Nate: What I don’t get is the why. Why go to this extreme? For what?

Victor: Easy answer — ashland locke wants to control my company.

Ashland: I hate that victor is putting you through this.

Victoria: You shouldn’t feel sorry for me. You should feel sorry for my father. I am gonna fight him with everything that I’ve got. He has no idea what I’m capable of. But I am not gonna let him get away with this. Take my word for that.

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Victor: Look, nate. Once you look into ashland locke’s background, check out his reputation, you will understand why it was easy for him to convince victoria to fall in love with him, to use her love and her sympathy to convince her to merge newman enterprises with his corporation. Then he befriended you. I’m sure you wondered why he would befriend you so quickly. He doesn’t even know you, really. But he needed you — needed your medical expertise to substantiate his bs about his medical history.

Nate: No, victor. I’m not gonna let you pull me into your version of events. And I resent the implication that I was used and too trusting to realize it.

Victor: Let me ask yoU. Have you read chanccomm’s article about him? The man is full of lies! He faked his own death to assume someone else’s identity. He is not really ashland locke. He’s bobby defranco.

Nick: Victoria knows all the allegations in that article are true. Now, you could ask her about it yourself, but she is under the spell of ashland locke. She believes every explanation, all of his excuses. He uses her trust to take advantage of her, which is why we need to gather as much proof as we can to make sure that he doesn’t do any more damage to victoria or this family. And, nate, we need your help to do that.

Faith: Social-media influencer — that’s so interesting.

Cindy: Tessa porter?! Oh, my god! What are you doing here?! Don’t answer that. That is none of my business. I just have to tell you that I’m your biggest fan. I love your music.

Tessa: Oh, well, hi. Thank you so much.

Cindy: I’m serious! I know every lyric to every song, and I’ve been to just about every single show that you’ve had in the area.

Tessa: You know what? You actually do look familiar. I’ve probably seen you at one of the clubs downtown.

Cindy: I’ve been to them all! Like I said, super fan, but, i mean, I’m sure that people come up to you all the time to say this stuff to you. You’re just humoring me.

Tessa: Oh, no, no. You have a really friendly smile. I’m usually drawn to people like that when I’m performing.

Cindy: What?! Shut your face! You have just totally made my night. You’re never gonna believe this. Oh, my god! And I don’t know how you could have planned any of this, but this is turning into one of the greatest dates of my life, and it is just getting started! We’re going to that club on market street, and it doesn’t get going for a few hours, and we just decided to come here for some coffee. Oh, I have a great idea. Why don’t you and your fiancée come with us?

Noah: No, I’m sure they have plans, um…

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: [ Sighs ] It wasn’t easy talking to dr. Huffman. I mean, it wasn’t easy to open up to him, the same way it is opening up to everybody. I think it did help, though, that he understands what I’m going through, you know? He saw three tours overseas. He’s felt this way. I mean, he gets it.

Abby: I mean, I think that’s one of the reasons why sharon recommended him to us was because of his military experience.

Chance: Yeah, and, you know, we’ve seen a lot of the same things. So, he understands all the physical issues I’m having — the tension, the spaciness, always being on alert. You know, he gets that. Some of it gets drowned out. It does. You know, he understands that it’s hard for me to hear people say that what happened in spain isn’t my fault. But what he doesn’t get is that when people say that, it’s just empty to me. And I try to believe it. I do. And then when I do, I think to myself, if I really try to forget this, if I try to move past it, am I not just betraying my team again? I mean, don’t those people that gave their lives — they’re not coming home. Don’t they deserve to be remembered? To always be with me? I feel like I owe them that. Looking to get back in your type 2 diabetes zone?

Chance: I’m sorry for how that sounded. I-I just don’t understand why i feel like I have to hold on to all this guilt.

Abby: But that is how you feel.

Chance: And that’s why I know I need help. You know, all this pain has just put a wall between us, and i can’t let that happen.

Abby: I know how hard it is for you to talk about this stuff and for you to open up. Thank you for sharing this with me. I just want to be your safe place.

Chance: You are. I am determined not to fail this mission, okay?

Abby: Yeah.

Cindy: Just checking. Are you having as good a time as I am?

Noah: I’m pretty sure i am.

Cindy: Mariah copeland! The other half or “teriah.” What is happening?

Noah: Cindy, mariah is my other sister.

Cindy: Holy crap! I saw online where you showed up at that one concert and professed your love for tessa. I almost died. Correction — I died. No, I was — I was dead.

Mariah: Well, yeah, I was dying there for a second myself.

Cindy: It was one of the most romantic things that I’ve ever seen in my life. Hon, can you please go get me another espresso?

Noah: Yeah, you sure?

Cindy: Tell me everything about you and tessa! I mean, or whatever it is that you feel comfortable with sharing, which hopefully is everything.

Tessa: Cindy seems cool.

Noah: Yeah, yeah, she is. I forgot what I’d been missing, keeping to myself so much. It’s like faith said. You and mariah are couple goals, but right now I’m just trying to have some fun. I’ll leave the true love to the experts.

Cindy: Does she sing her songs to you?

Mariah: Yes.

Nate: Let’s say the doctors are in on the hoax. Someone coerced and paid them. Do you have any incontrovertible evidence that ashland lied about his condition?

Victor: I have damaging evidence.

Nate: But is it enough to make him come clean?

Victor: Not yet.

Nick: We need the help of a medical expert to stop him. Will you work with us?

Victoria: You have finally crossed the line! There is no coming back from this.

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