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Adam: Hi, it’s me again. I’m, um… I, uh — I’m just calling to see if there have been any updates from michael. Like I said, I’m here if you need me, dad, so call me back when you get this, please.

[ Sighs ] That is the second time I have called my father, and all I can figure is that he is caught up in…something that ashland may have done.

Sally: But part of you is wondering if there’s more to it.

Adam: It has crossed my mind that my father may be icing out yet again.

Nick: So this doctor in peru who helped ashland fake his cancer —

Victor: Michael baldwin has sent me the bank statements, proving that the doctor in peru received a lot of money from a subsidiary of locke communications.

Nick: [ Scoffs ] Man, talk about careless.

Victor: Yeah. Obviously, he had no idea that he would be investigated, especially not by me.

Nick: But he has, and thanks to michael, we’ve got a pretty damning paper trail.

Victor: There’s a problem, though. Michael baldwin is missing.

Nick: What are you talking about, he’s missing?

Victor: I have not heard from him since our last communication, and I have no doubt that ashland locke is behind it.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Wow. Somebody must’ve got to ashland and tipped him off that michael was getting close to the truth.

Victor: And I have people in peru looking for michael baldwin, and I promise you, if something happens to him, if he gets harmed in any way, I’ll hold ashland locke responsible.

Nick: How much of this does victoria know?

Victor: Unfortunately, I had to tell her everything.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Victor: And turns out that ashland locke…told her that this is all my plot against him.

Nick: Of course he did. He’s worked so hard, he’s spent so much time getting this close to the prize. He’s never gonna walk away. But, dad, if…if victoria refuses to believe what is right in front of her, what can anyone do?

Victor: I’m asking myself the same question, obviously.

Victoria: The peruvian doctor’s bank statements — showing a series of fund transfers from locke communications group into his account. Buying his silence, according to my father. I don’t know how you would explain it.

Ashland: This is the first I’m hearing of it. I can’t explain it.

Victoria: I see.

Ashland: But that’s really the whole point, don’t you think? The reason victor was so eager for you to see that report, part of his plan to damage me in your mind, to paint me as a liar, as some kind of a charlatan who would make up a terminal illness in order to gain an advantage over other people, including — including my own wife.

Victoria: And yet the proof is — is here. That while you were still owner of locke communications group, there was a substantial amount of money being funneled from the small radio division into the pocket of the doctor at the clinic that you underwrite. The same doctor that accused you of fabricating all of this.

Ashland: Kudos to victor.

[ Chuckles ] He wanted to dig up dirt on me, and he found someone who was willing to accommodate him. I cannot wait to get my hands on the person who is trying to set me up. I — [ Sighs ] I’m sorry. [ Chuckles ] I know that losing my temper doesn’t gain me anything.

Victoria: I’m as upset as you are about this. Just think that we need to redirect our energy and find a way to fix it.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Ashland: Trace, hi.

Traci: Hi, jack. Oh, I’m so glad you picked up. Listen, am I calling at a bad time? Did I catch you in the middle of something?

Jack: I know you tried to call me yesterday. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you, okay?

Traci: Don’t give it another thought. I’m just checking in.

Jack: Good to hear your voice.

Traci: And yours. So how’s it all going? I know that there’s so much for you to deal with.

Jack: You talked to phyllis.

Traci: Yeah, I think she filled me in on everything that’s happened. I know that you went to keemo’s house.

Jack: I’m there right now. A box of keemo’s things, thinking, remembering. Wishing.

Traci: Phyllis said that you found some letters that keemo had written you and never sent.

Jack: Yeah, a whole stack of them. Reading them, I learned that keemo eventually forgave me. Unfortunately, he was never ready to let me back into his life.

Traci: Jack, there’s been so much that was left unsaid between you and your son. My heart is breaking for you.

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Jack: Yeah, the whole trip has been a pretty emotional journey. Overwhelming at times.

Phyllis: I got us both a shot of double espresso — I’m sorry.

Jack: Hold on. Say a quick hello to traci.

Phyllis: Oh, hey, traci. Don’t want to interrupt. Sorry.

Jack: Phyllis went to get us some coffee.

Traci: I am so glad that she’s there with you, jack. If you had been on your own, i would be worried sick.

Jack: She has been a rock since the moment we arrived. She’s the best support I could possibly ask for.

Traci: Well, that’s wonderful to hear.

Jack: Listen, traci, there’s a lot I want to share with you — life-altering stuff — but I’d rather wait till I get home and we can sit together and talk in person.

Traci: I would look forward to that.

Jack: Great.

Traci: And, jack, please remember to take care of yourself. Breathe. And I love you.

Jack: I love you, too, sis.

Phyllis: Alright, well, here you go. I also got a couple sandwiches. I didn’t know if you were hungry. Uh, my stomach is still on central time.

Jack: No, I’m — I’m not hungry, but, please, you dig right in.

Phyllis: Okay, I will do that. So I understand why you wouldn’t want to get into it with traci. I mean, it’s a lot to process. It’s, you know, still unfolding.

Jack: True.

Phyllis: How do you want to proceed? What’s your plan?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Oh, it’s allie. “Sorry for how I left before. I didn’t mean to be rude, but it’s a lot to take in. I wish you safe travels back to genoa city. All my best, allie nguyen.” Well, I guess my decision’s been made for me. Time to go home.

Phyllis: Wait, what? Are you sure?

Jack: I’m not going to force her into any situation she can’t embrace, at least for now.

Phyllis: There’s something very interesting about that text.

Jack: Like what?

Phyllis: Neither of us told her we were from genoa city.

Jack: Really?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. So how did she know that?

Jack: I could think of any number of explanations.

Phyllis: I can only think of one.

Victoria: If we can figure out who authorized a transfer of funds from your company to the doctor in peru, then I guess we can figure out who’s behind all of this.

Ashland: Possibly.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] The radio division is low-key. I mean, you must know who has access. Unless this is a hack job, it has to be someone from the inside.

Ashland: There’s no one more inside than victor newman.

Victoria: No. No, do not go there.

Ashland: Victoria —

Victoria: No, I won’t listen to it. After hearing my father’s side of the conversation, I am convinced that he would never hurt me in this way.

Ashland: Oh, come on, are you listening to yourself right now? Your family has been attempting to interfere in our relationship since we met.

Victoria: That was always nicholas. My father has supported us up until now. Why would he suddenly come up with this — this ridiculous scheme, trying to frame you?

Ashland: I don’t know. I can’t pretend to get inside his mind. I just know that this began when you told him that we were thinking about changing my title to co-ceo.

Victoria: He would not go to these lengths because he disagreed with a business decision.

Ashland: But he knew he couldn’t talk you out of it. Is it that big of a jump to imagine that he would go to extreme measures?

Victoria: Please don’t fight me on this. We need to figure out who on the inside would be capable of this sort of thing. What is their motive? Why do they want to make you look like you’re lying about having cancer?

Ashland: I know why. Because they want to hurt me in the worst way possible.

Victoria: They want to damage your credibility.

Ashland: I’m not talking about my business reputation. That is what it is. I’m talking about raising the thought in people’s minds that i could be this cruel and this calculating — raising that thought in your mind. That is the worst thing anyone could do to me. Please tell me it’s not working. I don’t care about other people. I need to know that you believe me.

Nick: It’s why I was against this marriage from the beginning. I saw how easily victoria was manipulated by ashland, and now he’s brainwashed her into thinking that he can do no wrong and that he’s the victim here.

Victor: You’re exactly right, son.

Nick: I mean, I can just see him convincing her that he’s a changed man and that he wants to spend what little time he has left with his beautiful bride, and the only thing keeping them from happiness is her terrible family.

Victor: Now he has convinced your sister that he wants to take a more active role. He wants to be more than just an advisor to the company. He wants to be co-ceo.

Nick: After everything you did to stop her from doing that, she still gave up sole control of this company that she fought for years to lead on her own?

Victor: You know they just signed the paperwork to that effect.

Nick: So now he’s her equal at newman/locke, which was obviously his goal all along.

Victor: Yep, and now he had the audacity to inform your mother and me that he wants to take a more active role now that he has miraculously recovered.

Nick: I mean, are you surprised? Ashland played this pretty well. The only thing you can do is turn victoria against him, and so far, we haven’t been able to do that. So what are you gonna do?

Victor: Not what I’m gonna do, son. It’s what you’re gonna do.

Sally: You worry way too much about what victor thinks and does.

Adam: That is not the first time I have heard that.

Sally: Face it. You’re barely even on his radar. He is all about the princess.

Adam: Mm. Victoria.

Sally: So if you’re feeling left out again…

Adam: She’s the reason.

Sally: Your dad is not thinking about how any of this latest stuff with ashland is gonna affect you or newman media. His focus is elsewhere. And that could be a good thing. Didn’t you just tell me the other day that all of this could somehow work in your favor?

Adam: Mm. I may have said something to that effect.

Sally: So if that’s the case, then why even let what victor’s doing bother you at all?

Adam: It’s possible that ashland may have done something that I may be able to take advantage of. But there’s no guarantees.

Sally: So you’re saying, if things go south between him and his wife, newman/locke could suffer…and that could create an opening.

Adam: Oh, really? Lady macbeth.

Victor: I’m not asking you to do anything illegal, anything questionable. I just would like you to talk to your sister.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Just talk to her?

Victor: Yes, you might get through to her.

Nick: I doubt that.

Victor: Son, your mother and I have tried talking to her, to no avail.

Nick: Dad, the last time i tried to talk her out of anything that had to do with ashland was at the wedding, and she cut me off cold. She’s barely said two civil words to me since. We’re still not in a good place. And now victoria knows that you have all this proof about all of ashland’s lies, she knows that michael may be missing, and she’s still siding with the guy? I just don’t know what it is you think I can accomplish.

Victor: Son, I’m asking you to do it for me, for the family. What have you got to lose?

Phyllis: Well, if keemo never told allie about you in the first place, then she wouldn’t know where you were from. She obviously did a search on you.

Jack: Perhaps.

Phyllis: Not perhaps. It takes five seconds to search someone out on the internet. Come on, give me a break. So it means she’s curious about you and her newfound family.

Jack: I appreciate your efforts to give me hope, but I’m going to leave things be right now.

Phyllis: Why?

Jack: Because I have to consider how this is going to affect allie, regardless of what I want. I would like nothing more than to have a relationship with my son’s child, this granddaughter I never knew I had, but I can’t risk doing to her what I did to keemo — pushing too hard.

Phyllis: Okay. It is wise that you are respectful of her feelings.

Jack: Thank you for acknowledging that.

Phyllis: Sure, sure. I’m sure she’s in shock after what she learned.

Jack: Of course she is. She’s grappling with the fact that her father never wanted her to know that I existed. I’m gonna back off for right now, let her have time and space to figure out how to handle this.

Phyllis: Of course you have a lot to process, both of you.

Jack: You know, it’s time to go home. There’s not — nothing left to do here.

Phyllis: Oh, oh, I completely disagree with that. There’s something you should do.

Jack: Which is?

Phyllis: Jack, you have to find out who prodded you to come here to los angeles, to meet allie in the first place.

Jack: [ Sighs ] Hi, I’m debra.

Jack: Look, I know you love a good mystery. However —

Phyllis: Wait, wait. “However”? I mean, you learned so much here. I mean, don’t you want to find out who insistently texted you and convinced you to come out here and pursue this?

Jack: I’ve had enough of investigations. I have one loose end I need to tie up, and then I want to go home.

Phyllis: Okay. You need some help with this?

Jack: No, I need to give kyle a call. He needs to know this, and i don’t know when I’m gonna see him again.

Phyllis: Okay. Um…I’m just gonna go out on the porch and [Clears throat] Give you some privacy.

Jack: Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: Dad, hey, I wasn’t expecting to hear from you. Did I miss a meeting?

Jack: I know it’s late in milan. If you could give me a few minutes, there’s something important I want to discuss with you.

Kyle: Sure. Summer’s putting harrison to bed and won’t be out for a while. What’s going on? Where are you calling from?

Jack: I’m in los angeles. I’m in the house keemo lived in.

Kyle: Wow, keemo. That’s a name I haven’t heard you mention in…forever. You’re out there visiting him?

Jack: Kyle, I have estranged from your older brother for many years now.

Kyle: I didn’t realize that.

Jack: There’s a lot I haven’t told you or anyone else in the family. I’m not gonna get into details now, but I — I learned that keemo recently passed away.

Kyle: Oh, no, dad. I’m so sorry.

Jack: So am I.

Kyle: He was pretty young.

Jack: Yeah, it was a heart attack, very sudden, unexpected, and, of course, premature.

Kyle: [ Exhales sharply ] How are you doing?

Jack: I think I’m still in shock. It’s — it’s been a lot to deal with.

Kyle: I can only imagine.

Jack: And that’s not all. Keemo has a daughter. Her name is allie. I met her today. She’s lovely, bright, and energetic and full of spunk just like her father.

Kyle: My god, that means —

Jack: That means you have a niece and harrison has a brand-new cousin.

Kyle: This has got to be huge for you.

Jack: Yeah, it’s complicated even more by the fact that…he didn’t want her to know i existed.

Kyle: Seriously, nothing?

Jack: Not even my name. In fact, he claimed he never even met his father at all, which gives you some indication of just how bad things were between us.

Kyle: How’s allie handling this?

Jack: I think her world’s been turned upside down on the heels of losing her father. I’m trying to be very careful and not push her or pressure her in any way.

Kyle: Sounds wise.

Jack: Yeah, it’s a delicate time. I don’t know where any of this is gonna go.

Kyle: Dad, I’m always here for you. Anytime, just say the word.

Jack: Thank you, son. I appreciate that.

Kyle: It’s what our family does. I have no doubt in the brief time you spent with allie she realized that.

Victoria: I haven’t changed my mind. I know that you’re innocent.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Thank you.

Victoria: I just — I’m a little bit shocked at the level of deception that has gone into this and how carefully it’s all been planned. We need to figure out who’s behind this and we need to do that really fast, because the evidence, it’s just growing. It’s growing against you, and it’s just gonna affect everything.

Ashland: I am well aware of how well this campaign is working. Poisoning people’s minds against me just when my condition is finally improving. I should be — I should be celebrating, right? Everything life has to offer. Standing at the top of the world with my beautiful wife. I refuse to let them rob me of this. Rob us.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Sorry.

Victoria: What now?

Ashland: It’s nate. He wants to meet with me.

Victoria: Does he say why?

Ashland: Nope. But I’m pretty sure your father’s been working on him, making me look as guilty as hell.

Victoria: Or maybe — maybe he wants to tell you that he — he’s behind you 100% and that he knows these accusations are not true.

Ashland: You’re right. I shouldn’t jump to the worst possible outcome.

Victoria: No, you shouldn’T.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I just feel under siege right now. Like I’m waiting for the next attack.

[ Chuckles ] But nate’s a good man, he’s a decent man. He knows my medical records and he knows me.

Victoria: Nate is your friend and he’s your confidante. That’s not gonna disappear overnight.

Ashland: Thank you for reminding me of that.

Victoria: Yeah.

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Sally: Okay, let’s not get melodramatic. I’m not suggesting that you seize any thrones.

Adam: I don’t know. It kind of sounded that way to me. I mean, has becoming coo made you drunk with power?

Sally: I’m just merely pointing out the cold, hard reality that is the situation and what that could mean for our business.

Adam: Okay. Well, in that case, why don’t you enlighten me?

Sally: Okay. Of course I’m flying a little blind here, not knowing what the situation is exactly. But victor has made it very clear that he’s gonna look out for victoria, right? And ashland’s gonna look out for himself, like always. And victoria is going to protect her pride and her family with one notable exception. That leaves you to look out for yourself with me backing you the whole way, and if that means that you have to step up and fill a leadership void, so be it. Victor, I did not see you there.

Victor: Could I have a moment with my son, please?

Adam: We — we can follow up later, sally. I was starting to think you were ignoring me.

Victor: I have a lot on my mind, my son. Nothing to do with you, okay?

Adam: Okay.

Victor: [ Exhales sharply ] Tried talking to victoria. She won’t listen to me.

Adam: Even with all the evidence that you’ve gathered against ashland?

Victor: She seems to be too much in love with that man. She can’t believe that he would betray her like this.

Adam: Okay, but then what is the plan? I mean, I assume you have a plan, one that I can help you with to get rid of locke before he digs his claws further into this company.

Victor: I’ve talked to nicholas. I asked him to speak with victoria.

Adam: I mean, that — that’s it? You got to be kidding me.

Ashland: Hey. I hope I didn’t keep you waiting. I got here as quick as I could.

Nate: Have a seat.

Ashland: Okay. Uh…huh. Victor, uh…has got to you, hasn’t he? No, it really doesn’t surprise me. I mean, he tried once, didn’t succeed, tried again. Victor is trying to poison your mind against me, which I find reprehensible, but here we are. So what did he say? Uh, I’m sure it has something to do with how I supposedly lied about my illness, but you know better than that. Don’t you? You’ve seen my test results.

Nate: Hmm. The confirmation of your late-stage cancer.

Ashland: Mm-hmm.

Nate: Yes, I saw that. But after we spoke, it dawned on me — those results were all i had to go on. And they came from you.

Ashland: I’m not sure I like where this is going.

Nate: I didn’t like it much either.

Ashland: So what exactly are you saying, nate?

Nate: I hate the thought that someone would use a horrible disease for financial gain or, worse yet, to deceive victoria and her entire family. Plus, I don’t like being used. So I dug deeper.

Phyllis: Well, you had a good talk to kyle. I’m glad.

Jack: Yeah. By the time he hung up, I think his head was spinning.

Phyllis: Mm, think he can handle it.

Jack: It’s amazing, he never got to meet his older brother. And now he never will.

Phyllis: Don’t go down that path. No good can come of that.

Jack: No, no, you’re right, you’re right. The…

[ Sighs ] …Silver lining, if there is one, is that keemo’s death will not be a loss for kyle. Actually, he was only worried about me. Tried to reassure me that things went well in the way things ended with allie.

Phyllis: That’s very kind. He’s a good — he’s a good kid. And he’s tough, like his dad.

Jack: I probably haven’t said this enough, but thank you for being here with me. I — I know you keep saying it’s nothing, but you put your whole life on hold and came halfway across the country with me.

Phyllis: I was happy to do it. Alright? And you don’t have to keep on thanking me.

Jack: No, I want to. Thank you for prodding me. Thank you for knowing when to lay off. I know you bit your tongue a couple of times —

Phyllis: It didn’t draw blood. It’s okay. No blood.

Jack: Okay, red. Time to go home. Allie.

Allie: I’m glad I caught you before you left. (Michael) copd is harder on the folks around you, I think.

Allie: I hope you don’t mind I came by again.

Jack: No, not at all. Please, come in.

Allie: Thank you. Um… I found something of my father’s in my apartment that I thought you might want to have.

Jack: It — it’s exquisite.

Allie: It was created by one of my dad’s favorite artists. He kept it in his study, where he’d be sure to see it every day.

Jack: It’s beautiful, but if it’s important to you, I could not possibly take it.

Allie: I think you should have it. The rift and my dad…it ran deep. But despite everything, it’s so obvious how much you cared about him.

Jack: [ Sniffles ]

Allie: I know that you’re hurting, and so here’s something for you to hold on to. A little piece of your son.

Jack: Thank you. This means the world to me. The fact that you brought it here yourself…it was a lovely, kind, brave thing to do. And I won’t forget it.

Allie: I haven’t changed my mind…about…this. Us. I’m sorry, but I have a lot that I’m going through, with graduate school, dealing with all the legalities of my dad’s death. It’s a lot. And then…and then I have to learn how to move forward without him. Something I haven’t even started to contemplate.

Jack: I understand.

Allie: I know you were hoping for more, but it’s all I can handle right now. It’s all I want.

Jack: And I respect that.

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Where do you get the nerve to show your face here?

Nick: You know, vick, you’ve been furious at me for months, and when you’re not yelling at me, you’re acting incredibly distant. And at the risk of making things worse, here I am, because i can’t walk away from this. I can’t just ignore what’s happening.

Victoria: What, do you mean dad and his absurd accusations about my husband?

Nick: Dad asked me to come and try and make you see reason. I don’t have any illusions about how you’re gonna react.

Victoria: Then why bother?

Nick: Because you are my sister, and I care about you. I care about your happiness.

Victoria: Then why are you still trying to destroy my marriage?

Nate: You made a point of mentioning your cancer was discovered on a chest x-ray following your heart attack. So I went back into the hospital archives to see the photos for myself. Which I realize crossed a bright red line, ethically speaking. But it told me everything i needed to know. There’s no evidence of cancer on any of those scans.

Ashland: Hmm. Well, uh, you must have reviewed the wrong x-rays or maybe they got mixed up with somebody else’s.

Nate: I considered that, and I double-checked. There’s no mistake.

Ashland: There must have been some kind of manipulation involved or maybe some human error along the way. Look, is that — is that why you looked so grim when I walked in the door here? You think this is somehow proof of victor’s wild accusations against me?

Nate: I anticipated that would be your response, so…I broadened my search. Went looking for your chemotherapy treatments — only I couldn’t find any. It seems there’s no record of you ever having chemo at memorial or any of our affiliated infusion centers. Victor’s right, isn’t he? You don’t have cancer. It’s all been one big, colossal lie. Want more restful sleep?

Jack: Allie, I want you to know I would never force any kind of a relationship on you. I recently lost my mother. I have some idea of the enormity of what you’re dealing with. None of it is easy.

Allie: I appreciate you saying that.

Jack: Thank you for this. I hope you find peace soon. I wish you well in all of your endeavors.

Allie: Same to you. If you’re ever back in la in the future, maybe we could, um, get together or something. Go for coffee.

Jack: I would like that very much. And if you’re ever in the midwest — chicago, wisconsin — I’d love to take you for coffee or dinner. Allie, you have my number. If you need anything, anything at all, just call me. I mean that.

Allie: Yeah. Um… well, um…goodbye.

Jack: Until we meet again. Wow.

Adam: Nick is your strategy for dealing with locke? How’s that gonna work? Because there’s still a lot of distance between him and victoria. And, what, he’s gonna wave his little magic wand or invoke his special sibling bond to get victoria to turn against her husband? Look, victoria has made her stand. She’s impervious to logic at this point, and now she’s putting the company in the hands of some ruthless shark. But, see, we knew that. We knew who ashland was. So, dad, the one who failed this family is victoria.

Nick: I want to see how you’re doing. You know, how you’re really doing. I can’t imagine the pressure you’re under. I also wanted to find out if there’s a chance, if you changed your mind about ashland. You know, if you consider that he may have betrayed you. I know it’s brutal to even think about, but…I also want you to know that…if you need a sounding board or just someone to vent to, I’m here. I’m always here for you.

Victoria: I don’t know what to believe anymore.

[ Sighs ] It can’t be true. Can it?

Ashland: One phone call, and I could have your medical license revoked for what you’ve done.

Nate: Go ahead. Knock yourself out. I was leaving the field anyway. Oh, to come work for you. How ironic.

Ashland: Hmm. So now that you have this illegally obtained information, which is what it is…what do you plan to do with it?

Nate: You left me no choice. I have to inform victor and victoria of what I’ve learned.

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