General Hospital Character Description: Jordan Ashford

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Tanisha Harper as Jordan Ashford. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Jordan Ashford


Jordan is a cop and a former DEA agent. She came to town in 2014 to reconnect with her estranged son, TJ. She had sent him to live with his uncle, Shawn, because she had to go undercover. Shawn turned out to be his real father. Jordan’s a really fantastic cop, but her personal life is often a mess.

Curtis Ashford has long been the love of her life. He was her brother-in-law longer before they both came to town.  Eventually, they got over their past differences and were engaged to be married. His Aunt Stella didn’t like Jordan and blamed her for her son, Tommy’s death. She forgave them, eventually.  Jordan and Curtis married, but the fact that she was still a cop, and he wasn’t, meant that she had to keep secrets from him. He couldn’t live with the lies. The final straw was when she lied to him about Marcus Taggert faking his death (in order to keep him and his family safe).

Jordan has a strong streak of right-and-wrong, and she is a by-the-book cop, for the most part. Still, she sometimes will work with mobsters or other non-police in order to get the job done.  It’s clear that she still loves Curtis, even though he’s in love with Portia.

Jordan has cracked many cases and works closely with D.A. Robert Scorpio and PCPD detectives Chase and Dante. She and her son, TJ, are very close. She’s also close to TJ’s domestic partner, Molly. However, Jordan is no longer a major character, so she’s rarely shown outside of investigating crimes or interacting with Curtis or TJ.

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TANISHA HARPER (Jordan) with JOHN J. YORK (Mac) on General Hospital “04/06/23” Episode “15194” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Josslyn Jacks

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Josslyn Jacks


Josslyn is the daughter of Carly Jacks and Jasper “Jax” Jacks.  Sonny is her step-father.  Despite having a chaotic upbringing, Josslyn is very strong-willed and smart. She has a strong sense of right and wrong, and she isn’t loathe to share her opinions.  When she was young, she hung around with Spencer Cassadine and had a crush on him. She also hung out with Cam, who became her boyfriend later on.

Josslyn’s first boyfriend was Oscar, who died of cancer. She became involved with Cam after him.  She and Cam made love, but Esme filmed them and streamed in online, so that was traumatic for both teens. It was the beginning of their breakup.

Josslyn had cancer as a baby and had to get a kidney transplant. Nelle Benson’s father sold her kidney to Jax. (Nelle later came to down and wanted revenge)

Her next boyfriend was Dex, who does security for Sonny (but is secretly working for Michael, her brother).

Josslyn has a large extended family, which includes her late brother, Morgan. She was also very close to Jason Morgan. She’s had to endure a lot of loss in her young life, but she is very resilient. She can handle just about anything.

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EDEN MCCOY (Josslyn) with WILLIAM LIPTON (Cam) on General Hospital “08/23” “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Spencer Cassadine

NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Nicholas Chavez as Spencer Cassadine. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Spencer Cassadine


Spencer grew up on the show, more or less. His mother was Courtney, Sonny’s sister. She died after giving birth to Spencer in 2006 (from a virus).  Nikolas raised him, but he wasn’t a very good dad because the Cassadines are all a little crazy. Many of them selfish, evil and psycho. They don’t treat each other well, and they often struggle for power and control of the family assets. They can be murderous to each other or to those outside the family,

Nikolas’ mother, Laura, is a good person, so she has been a positive influence on Spencer’s life. She gave him reasons not to become like the other Cassadines. His Uncle Sonny did the same thing, even though he’s a mobster.

Nonetheless, Spencer was spoiled for most of his childhood and got away with a lot. With his father’s wealth and his own intelligence, he did what he wanted. Unfortunately, he had to be sent away to boarding school when his life was threatened by other Cassadines.

After getting into a fight with Valentin Cassadine, Nikolas faked his own death.  This was very hard on Spencer, who was now a full orphan. Laura, and her husband Kevin, raised him for a while, when he wasn’t in boarding school.  Spencer was also close to Ava Jerome, but she betrayed him when she refused to be a witness against Valentin for killing Nikolas.  Later, when it was revealed that Nikolas was still alive, and married to Ava, Spencer had a difficult time forgiving either of them.

When he was a young boy, Spencer was good friends with Elizabeth’s son, Cameron; Carly’s daughter, Josslyn; and Emma Scorpio, Robin’s daughter (whom he had a crush on).  When he returned to town as a teen, he met up with Cam and Joss again, as well as Joss’ friend, Trina (Emma had moved away). He brought his girlfriend, Esme, to town. She seemed to be a spoiled brat, but it soon became evident that she was much worse.

Spencer is still close to Laura and Kevin, but he’s a grown man now.  He was sentence to Spring Ridge for stalking Ava, and then he was briefly in prison because he left Spring Ridge to visit his mother’s grave. His Uncle Victor was able to get him out of prison with bribes. Spencer tried to like his uncle and trust him, but he knew that the Cassadines were not to be trusted.

Spencer and Esme did their best to make life difficult for Nikolas and Ava.  Spencer also fell in love with Trina, complicating his relationship with Esme.  After Nikolas slept with Esme, Spencer vowed to get custody of Esme’s baby (his little brother), to keep him safe.  He also has to fight his Uncle Victor, who is trying to take over the world.

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NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) with KRISTEN AVERY POHL (Esme) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Nina Reeves

CYNTHIA WATROS (Nina) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Cynthia Watros as Nina Reeves. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Nina Reeves


Nina was born into wealth, but happiness has largely escaped her, thanks to her evil mother, Madeline. She poisoned Nina, putting her into a coma for many years. She also stole Nina’s twins in utero and sold or gave them away. She did all of this to hang on to her fortune. Nina’s only solace growing up was her love for her brother, Nathan, who became a cop. Madeline also killed Nina’s lover, Silas (and the father of her children). Liesl Obrecht was revealed to be Nathan’s real mother. It was a great loss to Nina when Nathan was murdered by his real father, Cesar Faison. All of these losses in Nina’s life have caused her to be very insecure. She tries to be tough on the outside (and can come over as a real bitch), but she’s very frail on the inside. She’s the type of person who creates drama everywhere she goes, intentionally or not.

When Nina came out of her coma, she had a hard time adjusting to life. She pretended to still be in a coma for a long time, so that she could get revenge on Silas for cheating on her. She ended up going into a mental institution later when she found out that her children had died and that Ava was pregnant (Ava had an affair with Silas while Nina was with him years ago). She tried to steal Ava’s baby, but the baby was rescued. Franco had helped her, and he, too, went into the institution. They had a brief romance. She also met and fell in love with Valentin Cassadine. Eventually, he had lied to her too many times for her to forgive him.

Although Nina ran a successful magazine for awhile, her main focus was on having children. She fell for Valentin’s daughter, Charlotte, so it was very painful for her when she and Valentin fell apart.  Later, she found out that Nelle was her daughter, which made her start a long feud with Carly (she blamed Carly for Nelle’s death).  For a time, Nina thought Sasha was her daughter.

In 2020, Sonny fell off a bridge and was thought to be dead, only to be found alive in 2021 in a small town in Pennsylvania called Nixon Falls.  After learning that Nelle was her daughter, Nina sought out Phyllis, the nurse who had taken care of her when she was in the coma. Phyllis just happened to be in Nixon Falls and friends with Sonny. Nina fell in love with Sonny, who had no memory of his previous life as a mobster. She kept the truth from his family, in part because she blamed Carly for Nelle’s death.

Willow adopted Nelle’s baby, Wiley, so Nina tried to be a part of Wiley’s life. Things didn’t go well, and she was barred from seeing her grandson after the truth came out about Sonny.  Later, she found out that Willow is also her daughter, and dying from leukemia.

Strangely enough, Nina and Ava are now friends.

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CYNTHIA WATROS (Nina) with MAURICE BENARD (Sonny) on General Hospital “08/23” “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Esme Prince

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Avery Kristen Pohl as Esme Prince. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Esme Prince


When Esme first arrived in Port Charles with her boyfriend, Spencer, she seemed like just a spoiled young rich woman. As time went on, she was revealed to be seriously disturbed. She did a number of terrible crimes to young Trina, Josslyn and Cameron out of jealousy and spite. Later, we found out that Esme murdered her adopted parents and that her biological parents are killers Ryan Chamberlain and Heather Webber. She worked with Ryan for months to put his plans of murder and revenge into action.

Esme lost Spencer because he fell in love with Trina, and he found out that she targeted Trina and his other friends. She then slept with his father, Nikolas, and got pregnant.   Not wanting a psycho to raise his son, Nikolas kept her locked away in a tower of Wyndemere.  However, she escaped and was rescued.  She claimed to have amnesia, which made her a nicer person. She was still put in jail for her crimes, but Ryan and Heather escaped with her. They were captured and Esme had her baby. It’s unclear whether she really has amnesia or not, and whether she can be redeemed.  She’s very similar to another character, Nelle, who also caused a lot of havoc in town.

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AVERY KRISTEN POHL (Esme) with NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) on GENERAL HOSPITAL Episode “14853” – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Drew Cain

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Cameron Mathison as Drew Cain. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Drew Cain


Drew is a hero. He was in the military a long time, and even when he was tortured and brainwashed to be an assassin, his true nature came through. Drew is Jason Morgan’s twin brother, which makes him a Quartermaine. He was kidnapped at birth and raised by Franco’s mom, Betsy. He was a hero in the military but was derailed by Shiloh, who was trying to cover up his crimes. Shiloh had Drew’s memories erased, and he was kidnapped. Kim Nero and Drew had a son, Oscar, who died very young from cancer. For a time, Drew had been implanted with Jason’s memories, so he lived his life…until the real Jason re-appeared.

Drew was first involved with Elizabeth, and then later with Sam (when he thought he was Jason). He and Sam had a daughter, Scout, but they divorced when Jason returned. Drew was thought to be killed when Peter sabotaged his plane. He re-appeared recently, after being rescued, and has become involved with Carly.

Although he supposedly doesn’t have all of his former memories, he seems to remember them sometimes. It’s a little unclear whether he’s still missing some of his memories or whether he still has some of Jason’s.  At any rate, he is definitely a lighter character than he was and is a true hero. Much like Curtis, he helps out the police and others when needed. He owns Aurora Media, which is part of ELQ. He seems to spend more time having adventures or canoodling with Carly than he does doing business.

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Cameron Mathison (Drew) and Laura Wright (Carly) screenshot from 3/10/23 video General Hospital official Facebook page

General Hospital Character Description: Dex Heller

EVAN HOFER (Dex Heller) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Evan Hofer as Dex Heller. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Dex Heller


Dex was hired by Michael to get information on his father, Sonny’s, organization, so that Michael can destroy his father’s business. In the process, Dex and Sonny became very close. Dex also fell for Sonny’s step-daughter, Josslyn. They kept their relationship a secret so that Sonny wouldn’t punish Dex.

Dex also works security for Sonny when needed. He has been violent on occasion (such as against slimy reporter Felty) and also heroic (such as when he helped save Anna).  Dex is a vet and also ran a gym for his friend, Chet.

He clearly stands up for the little guy and wants to be a hero, but he does a sleazy job for Michael and looks up to his mobster father. Both men are ethically compromised. Time will tell whether Dex can be the good guy that he wants to be for Josslyn.

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EVAN HOFER (Dex Heller) on General Hospital “09/19/22” Episode “15057” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Trina Robinson

TABYANA ALI (Trina) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Tabyana Ali as Trina Robinson. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Trina Robinson


Trina is a strong young woman who first came on the show as a teen who liked to party. She became good friends with Josslyn Jacks. Her mother, Portia, is a doctor. She was told that her father, Marcus Taggert, had died, but he faked his death in order to protect his family. Then she found out that Curtis, her mother’s fiancé, might be her real father.

Trina is smart and a great student, but she’s had trouble in her young life. She had an attraction to young Spencer Cassadine, but Spencer’s evil girlfriend, Esme, saw her as a threat.  She drugged Trina and made it look as if she streamed Cam and Josslyn’s first sexual encounter to the world.  Trina almost went to jail because of Esme framing her.  Spencer loves Trina, so he worked hard to prove what Esme did.

Trina worked in Ava’s art gallery for a time as an intern. She always tells the truth and is frequently hurt by friends and family who lie to her.

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TABYANA ALI (Trina) on General Hospital “02/14/23” Episode “15158” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Victor Cassadine

CHARLES SHAUGHNESSY (Victor) on General Hospital “04/07/23” Episode “15195” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

Victor Cassadine


Victor comes from a long line of rich, greedy, power-mad, evil Cassadines. It was revealed that Valentin is his son. The Cassadines are known for their treachery and cold-blooded ruthlessness, even to their own family. Victor spent some time in jail and then faked his death many times and has done many awful things to people in Port Charles. He came to town recently and pretended that he wanted to get to know his family, but he was really working to put his evil plan in motion. He plans to kill off most of the world in order to save the environment from over-population. He doesn’t care who gets in his way. He treats people like they’re disposable.

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Charles Shaughnessy (Victor) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) on "General Hospital" July 8, 2022 from the Official General Hospital Facebook Page

Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Sally: God, this is amazing. I mean, it’s just… amazing.

Nick: It is.

Sally: I mean, it’s like some kind of miracle that they can just take a picture of the baby, my baby, and here it is. In black and white. Its– its perfect little everything. And to hear the heartbeat again. Did you hear it?

Nick: Yeah, I did. Nice and strong.

Sally: Man, I… I thought I was in love with this little one before, but it’s–

Adam: It’s incredible.
[Chuckles] I can’t believe we’re having a little baby girl.


Adam: Doesn’t it look like she’s sucking her thumb?

Sally: [Laughs] Totally.


Nick: I’m glad the appointment was moved from yesterday to today. Built up the anticipation.

Sally: I’m sorry, what?

Nick: I was saying, it really worked out that the sonogram was moved from yesterday to today.

[Chuckles] You know, this baby’s gonna be very lucky. It will be spoiled by every member of the Newman family.

Sally: Oh, yeah. Not really exactly ready to face that fact.

Adam: Yeah, why don’t you just let us enjoy this perfect moment before unleashing the threat of the Newmans?

Nick: I’m just saying. It’s gonna be loved.

Sally: Agreed. Yeah, our… little girl is going to have a whole lot of love. Some might say more than her fair share.

Adam: She’s already spectacular.

Sally: Little chamomile.

[Both laughing]

Sally: What’s up?

Nick: It’s nothing that can’t wait.

Sally: If you need to go deal with work, you can go. I mean, you were already here for the big reveal at the doctor’s office. If you need to go, go.

Nick: I probably should get it out of the way.

Sally: Okay, yeah. Don’t worry about me.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Nick tells Victoria that Victor wanted him to be COO of McCall Unlimited, but he turned down the job offer. Victoria tells Nick that she plans to go on a business trip with Nate to Los Angeles. Nick thinks that Victoria is making a mistake having a fling with an employee, but Victoria tells Nick to mind his own business because she knows what she is doing.

Nate tells Audra he is going on a business trip with Victoria to buy some streaming services in Los Angeles. Nate lies to Elena and tells her that he is going to Los Angeles on a business trip alone. Audra agrees to meet Elena for coffee to talk because Audra has something she wants to tell her.

Michael tells Jack that his contact in the Coroner’s office says that Jeremy’s death appears to be a homicide but she hasn’t finished the autopsy yet.

Phyllis tells Summer that Jeremy manipulates her into faking her own death to frame Diane. Phyllis tells Summer that she wanted to back out of the plan, but Jeremy got mad and came at her with scissors and was going to kill her but she took the scissors from him and then she couldn’t remember what happened but the next thing she remembers Jeremy’s body was covered in blood. Phyllis explains that she covered his body in a shower curtain and made it look like one of his prison enemies killed him. Phyllis asks Summer to not tell anyone she is alive until she can figure out a way to get out of this mess.

Jack asked Diane to marry him even though she is in jail because he wants to be married with her and prove that she is innocent.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Anna, Holly, and Robert figure out that Victor is going to engage in biological warfare. Anna tells Robert to call the WSB because Drew, Laura, and Valentin are going to need help to stop Victor.

Victor and his hostages get to the bunker, and Victor tells Liesl that if she works quickly, he will send her back to Port Charles so she can give Willow her bone marrow transplant. Victor also promises Pixel he will send Liesl home with enough antidote to save her family.

Michael and Willow’s wedding begins as Willow gets dressed for the wedding as Bobbie, Carly and Jocelyn give Willow her something old, new, borrowed, and blue. Willow is brought to tears as she is officially welcomed into the family. Willow tells the ladies that she finally has the family of which she always dreamed.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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[ Nate sighing ]

Adam: Dr. Nate hastings.

Nate: Adam. You know I don’t practice medicine anymore.

Adam: Ah. You’re right. You quit being a doctor to do something really important. Run a media company.

Nate: Is there something I can help you with?

Adam: So, things are going well over there at newman media?

Nate: Couldn’t be better.

Adam: That’s good. From my experience, you have everything you need to be successful at that company.

Nate: And what exactly would that be?

Adam: Well, you have two things going for you. One, you’re not a newman, and two, you’re not intimately intertwined with one. So, you’re in good shape.

Victoria: The operation budgets are still way too high.

Nikki: I will find a way to get them down ten percent.

Victoria: 15. Oh, my goodness. Am I in the wrong office or did we step back in time on a time machine to when victor newman was ceo?

Victor: I may be away from the office, but… I’m still in the ring. Always a contender.

Nikki: Well, hello darling. I didn’t know you were going to be here today.

Victor: I came here to tell you both some good news.

Nikki: Oh?

Victoria: I don’t really like the way he’s smiling right now.

Victor: You’re looking at the new owner of mccall unlimited.

Victoria: Oh. Is that all? You scared me for a minute, I thought it was something important.

Nikki: Now, victoria.

Victoria: He knows what I mean. Buying mccall is like buying a– a horse or, um, a car or like a trendy coffee machine. It’s fun for a minute, but it doesn’t really change the world.

Victor: And now it begins. The competition, I mean.

Nikki: Yes, of course.

Victoria: You know, if you’re still planning on putting adam in charge, that’s– that’s a relief. Because he’s certainly doomed to fail. Thankfully, it’s not gonna be on my watch. So, as far as I’m concerned, it’s a win-win situation.

Kyle: Love you, harrison. Hey. How are you feelin’?

Summer: Kyle–

Kyle: I’m sorry, I– I know I keep asking. It’s only because this isn’t who we are. I don’t even recognize us anymore, and I miss us.

Summer: I do too. Okay? I’ve been shut down, and I– I’ve shut you out, and I– I– I shouldn’t do that.

Kyle: No, but– but I understand why you would. You need time and space and I wanna give that to you. You know I would do anything for you.

Summer: I know.

Kyle: But you gotta let me in.

Summer: Kyle, I– I know. But right this second, I– I have to go.

Kyle: What? Go where?

Jack: Wait, first phyllis, and now jeremy stark died? How is that possible? Wait– wait a minute. How– how did he die? Was he poisoned?

Chance: I don’t have all the details right now. His body was found in a different jurisdiction.

Jack: So he was on the run. Was it an accident?

Chance: I don’t know. All I know is a fisherman found him washed up on the shore of pheasant lake, that’s it.

Jack: Well, this is some blow to the da’s case against diane. I guess there was somebody out here who wanted stark dead and didn’t mind taking phyllis with him.

Chance: Okay, don’t get ahead of yourself.

Jack: Oh, now you wanna slow things down? You didn’t waste a second arresting my fiancé. Now, you wanna take some time and look at the facts?

Chance: Nothing has changed. We go where the evidence leads us.

Jack: I knew you were on the wrong track. I told you as much. Take this as a lesson, detective. Things are not always as they seem.

Diane: Hi. You look like hell.

Michael: I’m too much of a gentleman to return the compliment.

Diane: No, no, it’s good. It means you’ve been up all night working on my case.

Michael: That I have.

Diane: Well, that’s what I wanna hear. Now, tell me how the hell we’re getting me out of this mess. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Nate: I like to think I’m succeeding at newman media because of my own abilities.

Adam: Hm. You definitely are. I didn’t mean to offend you. But you have to admit, some of the big moves that you’ve been making are just an extension of what sally was implementing.

Nate: There’s some of that. But something I learned the first day of med school: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Adam: Hm. It’s good advice.

Nate: Listen, sally was a good fit for newman media. She was doing a good job. And I made a point of telling victoria that.

Adam: Ooh. I’m sure she loved that.

Nate: It was not well taken. But I want you to know that I didn’t go campaigning for this job.

Adam: No, no, don’t– don’t worry. Sally is much better off out of that snake pit. The constant stress of being under the newman microscope, every decision being challenged, relentlessly questioned. She doesn’t need that. Especially now that she’s pregnant.

Nate: From what I’ve seen, she doesn’t have a thing to worry about. Nick would do all he can to shield her and his baby from too much family scrutiny.

Adam: His baby? Oh. You didn’t know.

Nate: Know what?

Adam: Sally’s beautiful, unborn bundle of joy, she’s mine.

Victor: My darling, you will change your mind once you realize that mccall will give a number of newman divisions a run for their money.

Victoria: Okay, well, who doesn’t enjoy a little healthy competition? Bring it on.

Victor: Mark my word, you’ll be kicking yourself for not buying mccall when you had a chance to do so.

Victoria: You’re putting adam in charge, correct? So, if history truly has a way of repeating itself, I’m pretty sure you’re gonna be the one with all of the regrets, daddy.

Victor: Don’t be so cocky. Adam has changed. As the new head of this big conglomerate, and a baby on the way, he’d have a far greater sense of power. He’d be someone to be reckoned with. I promise you. I love you both. Don’t work too hard.

Victoria: He’s gone overboard. He has. Has he forgotten what adam is capable of? He has no idea how hideously this venture is going to fail.

Nikki: You’re disappointed that you lost mccall, aren’t you?

Victoria: No– [ Scoffing ] I walked away.

Nikki: Because you’re afraid that when your competitor is your father, you’ll never win.

Chance: The timing of stark’s death is definitely concerning.

Jack: Oh, I’ll say.

Chance: It doesn’t erase all the evidence that points directly to diane, though.

Jack: Oh, I think it puts a rather big question mark on every aspect of the case against diane. Thank you, detective. I’ll be in touch.

Chance: [ Sighing ] Gee. Hey. I’m, uh, I’m sorry. I feel like I’m runnin’ off all your customers.

Sharon: Well, if it’s any consolation, I know exactly how you feel.

Chance: What do you mean?

Sharon: Well, you wouldn’t believe how seriously people take their coffee. I mean, it’s gotta be the exact right temperature and the right strength. I mean, demands go on and on.

Chance: Oh, so now you’re comparing caffeinating the masses to police work, yeah?

Sharon: Well, they’re both life and death situations.

[ Chance chuckling ] That’s why people get so worked up.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, I guess you’re right. I guess you’re right. But you know what, coffee’s not gonna do it for me right now.

Sharon: Hm. Well, you’ve come to the wrong place then.

Chance: No, I just mean I– I need somethin’ a little bit more substantial. You know, you did agree to let me take you to dinner sometime. And I know it’s, uh, a bit early, but I think now is the perfect time.

Diane: Michael, I can’t thank you enough for taking my case.

Michael: Thank me when the murder charges are dropped.

Diane: And I can’t imagine what this is costing you.

Michael: I think you’re misunderstanding our business relationship. This is actually costing jack quite a lot.

Diane: No, not financially. I mean it. At least 90 percent of the people in this town wanna see me fry, and I’m sure that includes lauren.

Michael: Yeah. Lauren’s not happy, no. But this isn’t a popularity contest. You think phyllis gave a damn about how many people cared about her? What we cannot do is get bogged down on how people feel about us. We deal in facts. And the first thing we do is focus on the problem that’s right here in front of us: Building a strong defense.

Diane: So, tell me all the evidence they have against me.

Michael: All right, well, we’ll discuss that later. First, you walk me through exactly what happened the night phyllis died. The bad, the ugly, the potentially embarrassing, all of it. Because if you withhold anything from me, even the slightest detail, you can find yourself another lawyer.

Kyle: You’re not gonna tell me where you’re going?

Summer: Do I need to check in with you before I go somewhere? I– I’m running an errand.

Kyle: Wait, let me come with you.

Summer: That is very unnecessary. Just like it was unnecessary for you to track me down at neil’s jazz lounge and yell at chance.

Kyle: Hey, hold on. I just don’t think it’s the healthiest thing in the world for you to be hanging out in the place where your mother died.

Summer: You know what, kyle? My mom was unpredictable. And yeah, she drove me crazy, but we’re a lot alike. So, if I need to mourn her in this crazy, unpredictable way, then you just need to understand that.

Kyle: Okay, okay. I get it. Just be careful.

Summer: Besides, this errand, it could bring us all some closure. I used to wait to run my dishwasher

[ Michael sighing ]

Michael: There’s a gap in your timeline.

[ Diane scoffing ]

Diane: I have to account for every second the night of the gala?

Michael: You were alone for a period of time between wishing that you could strangle phyllis to death and her collapse in the lounge.

Diane: So, christine wants to prove that I wasn’t putting myself back together after phyllis attacked me. What does she think? That I ran out and grabbed some poison and somehow slipped it into phyllis’s champagne?

Michael: Actually, no. The poison wasn’t in phyllis’s drink, it was found inside of her mask.

Diane: Her mask? I didn’t even know that was possible.

Michael: I mean, why would you? You’re not a murderer. Were you alone at any time in phyllis’s hotel room?

Diane: Yes, then. After everyone left.

Michael: Ah, see, there. There’s your opportunity.

Diane: To what?

[ Michael sighing ]

Michael: The empty vial of poison was found in that suite.

Diane: Michael, that doesn’t make any sense. How could I run out and get some poison in the amount of time that it took me to brush my hair and put on some lipstick? W– what’s that?

Michael: It is an online receipt. According to this, you purchased the toxin online a few days before the gala.

Diane: What? Absolutely not.

Michael: You know, using your credit card.

Diane: Michael, I didn’t do that.

Michael: A crime of passion is one thing, but christine’s gonna try to say that this was premeditated. That you had a plan.

Diane: The only thing on my mind before the gala was jack announcing our engagement. I didn’t buy any poison! Online or otherwise. Michael, look at me. I am telling you the truth. I had nothing to do with phyllis’s death. Find jeremy stark. He’s the one behind all of this.

Michael: All right, all right, I’ll find everybody. But it won’t be pretty, and it won’t be easy.

Diane: Well, do whatever’s necessary.

Michael: Christine’s gonna have your family testify against you.

Diane: I know.

Michael: I saw you and phyllis fighting. They heard you threaten phyllis’s life.

Diane: Jack and kyle will understand. They’ll downplay it and explain the extenuating circumstances. They’ll do everything they can to help.

Michael: And what about summer?

Diane: Summer will do everything she can to see that I spend the rest of my life behind bars.

Kyle: Give me two minutes. Can you do that? Just talk to me. What’s going to bring us closure?

Summer: Answers. That’s what I need. That’s the only thing that’s gonna bring me any peace or quiet–

Kyle: I want that too. I want morning espressos at our place in milan and harrison correcting our italian. We were so happy.

Summer: Are you saying that we should just run off to italy to escape our problems? I–

Kyle: I meant what I said at the door last night, summer. And I know you heard me. I meant every word. No matter what happens, you and I will always belong together. I don’t care how long it takes, I’m not going anywhere.

Summer: Answers, kyle. That’s what I need, and then we can work on us.

[ Front door closing ]

Kyle: Dad.

Jack: Hi.

Summer: What’s wrong, jack?

Jack: It’s stark. He’s dead.

Nikki: Darling, whether you admit it or not, I know you’re still smarting for losing mccall to your father.

Victoria: Yes, it would’ve been nice to add mccall, but having adam tethered to it made the idea untenable.

Nikki: I totally agree with you. You made the right decision.

Victoria: Unfortunately, now I have to live with adam lording it over me until his predictable demise.

Nikki: Hm. Well, this acquisition is gonna be big news. Lots of fanfare. Press releases.

Victoria: Yeah, I know. I’m sure dad’s gonna wanna make a big splash to help adam.

Nikki: Might be a good time to get away.

Victoria: What do you mean? Like, as in a vacation?

Nikki: Well sure, why not? You know, take a few days for yourself. Just relax a little bit.

Victoria: Well, I do have that trip to los angeles coming up.

Nikki: No. That is for business.

Victoria: I know that, mom, but I could add a few days for vacation. I mean, you and I both know that I would probably turn it into back-to-back meetings, but for me that’s fun. And I promise you, I would get a massage and I would see the ocean. I mean, it would probably be from a window, but I would see it.

Nikki: You are only happy when you’re multitasking, just like your father.

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Chance: Sharon, this was your choice?

Sharon: I know, I know. Don’t say it.

Chance: I mean, we could’ve gone anywhere in town and this was your choice?

Sharon: How was I supposed to know that the dining room was closed for a private event?

[ Chance groaning ] We are supposed to be distracting me from this case, and you literally brought me back to the scene of the crime.

Sharon: Well, who knows? Maybe you’ll have an epiphany while you’re here.

[ Chance exhaling ]

Victor: Well, I understand congratulations are in order.

[ Adam chuckling ]

Adam: For what?

Victor: You’re having a daughter.

[ Adam smacking his leg ]

Adam: That’s right. How’d you find out?

Victor: Your brother told me.

Adam: Hm.

Victor: How nice, man. Makes me very happy.

Adam: Sally and I, we are– we are very happy.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Adam: But I also know that you don’t care for her, so I’m not really buying how pleased you are about the situation.

Victor: Well, I gotta tell you, another newman. She’ll live to be in the next century, be a shaker and a mover, innovate things. Makes me very happy. It really does. Okay? I have some news of my own.

Adam: All right. Let’s hear it.

Victor: I bought mccall unlimited. I’m the new owner. And you will start working there tomorrow morning.

[ Adam exhaling ]

Adam: You bought mccall?

Victor: I bought mccall. For you, your sons, your daughter. It’s a legacy that will go on forever.

Adam: Wow, that, um, that escalated quickly.

Victor: What do you mean by that?

Adam: My new baby with sally. It went from potential embarrassment to now being used as leverage to get me to take a job. Makes me wanna avoid mccall altogether.

Michael: The only thing that will bring summer some semblance of peace is clearing your name, and hopefully in the process, discovering the person responsible for her death.

Diane: Which seems close to impossible now that I see this evidence.

Michael: Including, but not limited to, trying to explain the fact that an unconscious phyllis was holding your engagement ring.

Diane: Oh, no, no, that was in jack’s pocket. And then jeremy bumped into him on the dance floor and he must’ve taken it.

Michael: You have no proof of that.

Diane: Well, no, because it was all happening so fast, and there were a lot of people.

Michael: Okay, okay, we can revisit that. Right now, we have to discuss what might be the most damaging piece of evidence against you, provided by me.

Jack: Yeah, stark’s death definitely adds a whole new layer of mystery to all of this.

Kyle: Summer? Hey, hey, are you all right?

Summer: I guess I’m just gonna have to live with all of these questions going unanswered. I– I’ve gotta go.

Kyle: Hey, can you stay for a little while? We can talk about this.

Summer: I don’t want to talk about jeremy stark. He’s a disgusting, manipulative criminal who tricked my mom into marrying him and probably had something to do with her murder. I’ve gotta go.

Kyle: Hey, let me go with you.

Summer: No. I am going by myself. I’ll call you.

[ Door slamming ]

Jack: Uh, what’s going on with her?

Kyle: Wish I knew. If you’ve had sensitivity, those zingers can really cause

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Nikki: So, nate, tell me something. Do you think victoria has the ability to relax outside the work environment?

Nate: I say she’s the boss. And if she says she has that ability, then I say she does too.

Nikki: Oh boy, it’s disappointing to hear you kiss up to her like that.

Nate: I mean it. I– I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true. Victoria is a great boss. And she wouldn’t be where she is today if she didn’t excel at prioritizing or having impeccable instincts.

Nikki: Fine. There’s no point in talking to you when you’re going to team up against me.

[ Nate chuckling ] So, if you don’t mind working those extra hours, and clearly you don’t, have at it. I mean, it’s paying off. Newman enterprises is poised for world domination.

Victoria: Nose to the grindstone.

Nikki: And on that note, I shall leave you. Buzz me if you need me.

Victoria: Thank you, mom. So, what brings you by?

Nate: I was hoping we can go over some ideas I had for langston, but if you’re busy, I can wait.

Victoria: Oh, one second. Hey. Would you, um, make sure that all of the contracts are uploaded for the whitsett meeting? Thanks. So, you were saying?

Nate: What’s goin’ on? Whitsett?

Victoria: Oh, yes. Um, I’m– I’m headed to L.A. For a shopping spree.

Nate: Ah, rodeo drive?

Victoria: No, I’m just in the mood for something a little bigger. Streaming platforms.

Nate: Wow, that wounds media-related. Strange I’m just hearing about this now.

Victoria: Ah, well, better now than after it’s all said and done. But since these, um, these new acquisitions would be under your purview, if you happen to have time to pop over to the left coast, why don’t you join me?

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: Daniel? It– it– is it you?

Daniel: Who else would I be?

Summer: No, are you the one that– are you the one who–

Daniel: The one who has been your brother your entire life? Yes, that’s me.

Summer: What– what are you doing here?

Daniel: Um, I come here a lot, actually. You know, clear my head. Today’s another one of those days.

Summer: Does it, um, does it usually work?

Daniel: Nope. Glad we ran into each other though.

Summer: Why?

Daniel: Well, I haven’t talked to you recently.

Summer: I’m not ready.

Daniel: Neither am I. So, you first.

Phyllis: Michael, um, it’s phyllis. Listen, diane is out of control. I’m terrified. She tricked jack into proposing to her. She’ll get rid of anybody or anything that might stand in her way. I know you probably think I’m being overly dramatic, I’m really serious this time. Please listen to me, that woman just attacked me and threatened to kill me. God help me, michael.

[ Phyllis panting ] I can’t believe I’m saying this. I’m actually afraid of that crazy bitch.

Diane: She sounds terrified.

Michael: Because of you?

Diane: No. The phyllis that trapped me in her hotel suite was anything but scared. She was accusatory. She was goading me into fighting back.

Michael: Hm, that sounds on brand for her–

Diane: Yeah, you saw phyllis the night of the gala. How did she seem to you?

Michael: Fiery, on the attack. You saw her.

Diane: Right, right, so why would she leave that message if she was really scared for her life? Why’d– she would leave you a voicemail? Does that make any sense?

Michael: She wasn’t thinking clearly.

[ Diane sighing ]

Diane: [ Chuckling ] Okay. What else don’t I know about?

[ Diane scoffing ]

Michael: When the police searched jack’s home, they found a letter from phyllis among your things.

Diane: What letter? She never sent me a letter. What?

[ Scoffing ] Michael, I have never seen this before in my life. W– where was this found?

Michael: In your bedroom.

Diane: Someone planted it there.

Michael: Mm. So, someone made their way into your very secure home and left that letter there?

Diane: No, I’m not saying that jeremy could have gotten access to jack’s house. But someone else could have.

Michael: Who? Who?

[ Diane sniggering ] Oh, you’re kidding me. You’re accusing phyllis of being an accomplice to her own murder? Moderate to severe eczema

Chance: This was a lot better than I expected.

Sharon: You know, the food here is the same as in the dining room, it’s just smaller portions and tinier plates.

Chance: Well, the food was great, but the company was just outstanding. Thank you, sharon. This has been a, uh, a perfect distraction for me right now. Sorry. Ah, hell. Hey, uh, I gotta run and take care of this. I’m so sorry. Thank you. This has been a very amusing afternoon.

Sharon: The pleasure was all mine.

Chance: Let’s do it again sometime. You know, maybe make it a proper dinner with, uh, with big plates and everything.

Sharon: I would really like that.

Chance: Can I walk you out?

Sharon: Um, you know, actually, I think I’m gonna stay, just for a little while. Finish my drink and have someone wait on me for a change.

[ Chance chuckling ] But you go. Go get some bad guys.

Chance: All right. I’ll see ya.

Sharon: All right. Well, see ya.

Daniel: I think that you need to open up.

Summer: Says who?

Daniel: Well, mom would. Just, whatever you’re feeling, just get it out there. You know, it could be dark or crazy or funny–

Summer: You know what, I actually think the world would be a better place if more people kept their emotions inside. Stuffed them down so that they didn’t cause problems.

Daniel: Well, that’s the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

Summer: Everybody grieves in different ways, daniel.

Daniel: I know, but you are mourning our mother like– like an angry, reclusive pain in the–

Summer: Hey! I just found out some pretty shocking news, okay?

Daniel: Okay. What?

Summer: Our new stepdad.

Daniel: Stark?

Summer: He’s dead.

[ Daniel scoffing ]

Daniel: Okay. Wait, this is for real? He’s dead? Just like that? How? When?

Summer: I don’t know. Nobody is telling me anything. They’re treating me like a toddler. But hey, you know what? They’ll probably talk to you. Why don’t you– why don’t you go find chance. He’ll tell you what’s happening.

Daniel: Maybe. Yeah, um, why don’t you come with me to the station?

Summer: So you can keep an eye on me? Daniel, please. I don’t need constant supervision.

Daniel: Okay, fine.

Summer: Good.

Daniel: Listen, I will back off. That doesn’t mean that I’m not still worrying about you. And I will be around whenever. Okay? Hey. I love you.

Summer: I love you too.

Diane: Let’s just look at this from a different angle. What if jeremy had an accomplice? Someone who kept his secrets and did his bidding.

Michael: Just like you did when you were laundering money for him in L.A.?

[ Diane sighing ] It’s all gonna come out in trial. You better get used to people pokin’ into your past and using your sins for their own private entertainment. But I digress, go ahead.

Diane: Phyllis and jeremy conspired together before to get me to leave town. What if he was just using her to gain access to jack’s house? I mean, phyllis walked in and out of there as she pleased. She visited summer and harrison.

Michael: All right, talk me through it. Convince me.

Diane: Michael, I found her in our home, alone, right before the gala. She could’ve planted the letter then, and gained access to my credit cards.

Michael: Go on.

Diane: Look, phyllis could’ve been part of jeremy’s plan. And if this letter is in her handwriting, which I’m assuming it is, then doesn’t that prove that she was in on it?

Michael: Hm. Why would she involve herself in a setup that requires her own death?

Diane: Well, I– I– I don’t know. I don’t know, but she was just so set on revenge that she would do anything to make me suffer?

Michael: Look, I can’t see her framing you for murder.

Diane: Michael, if you’re not willing to look at phyllis as the bad guy, then I have already lost this case.

Michael: Look, I know you’re searching for answers, but you won’t win any points in court, or with your attorney, who’s still grieving the loss.

Diane: What if phyllis’s death was an accident? What if they were just setting me up for an attempted murder, and then I– I– I don’t know, the ambulance exploded before jeremy could give her the antidote. Or what if jeremy turned on phyllis at the last minute and gave her a lethal dose of poison?

Michael: It’s farfetched.

Diane: Maybe. But what if phyllis’s murder was a revenge plot gone horribly wrong? For bathroom odors that linger.

Victor: Of course, you’ll run mccall. It’s yours to run. If you think you can make something out of it.

[ Adam chuckling ]

Adam: Look, if I agree to do this, I want some guarantees.

Victor: What are they?

Adam: Total autonomy. From newman. And from you.

[ Victor chuckling ]

[ Victor laughing ] In your dreams, son.

Adam: Look, make it a reality or this deal is dead.

Victor: And you come to your senses, son, before making another stupid, rash decision. Think of the legacy you could provide. For your sons, for your daughter, for yourself. For years to come. Or what would happen to you if you walk away from this?

Adam: It’s– it’s an amazing opportunity.

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: I’ll let you know.

Nate: You’re inviting me to go away with you to L.A.?

Victoria: I’m asking you if you’d like to join me on a business trip.

Nate: Do you think that’s wise?

Victoria: Just a few minutes ago, you were telling my co-ceo that you are willing to go wherever I say, and now you’re questioning me.

Nate: That is not what I meant.

Victoria: If your hesitation stems from the other night–

Nate: It does.

Victoria: Well, that’s not a problem then. I mean, you said that the incident was a mistake, and you don’t strike me as the type of man who would make the same mistake twice.

Nate: I like to think that’s correct.

Victoria: And also, you’re an adult. You’re capable of vast amount of self-control.

Nate: True.

Victoria: All right, so what’s the problem? I’m about to purchase some companies that might change the scope of your division. I’d think you’d be interested in that.

Nate: I am very interested in the business, yes.

Victoria: Good. Then you’ll join me.

Nate: L.A. It is.

Kyle: What does stark’s death mean for mom? Is she any closer to getting released? It’s not like she could’ve had anything to do with whatever happened to stark.

Jack: That’s what I tried to tell chance. They still don’t have all the facts.

Kyle: Does mom know? Does michael know?

Diane: I need to see jeremy. Can you figure out some way to get him in here?

Michael: To what purpose?

Diane: So I can get him to tell me the truth about what happened.

Michael: He’s on the run.

Diane: What?

Michael: The last time he was seen was shortly after the memorial. I mean, maybe when his little grift fell apart, he was afraid he’d go back to jail.

Diane: So he’s just disappeared? No. No, no, no, no, we need more time.

Michael: Listen. I’ll do what I can on my end, but keep thinking of details. Anything that will help us clear you.

Diane: All right, find him. Find jeremy stark, because he is the key to everything.

Michael: All right, all right, I’ll be in touch. Hey! Kyle, I’m glad you called, I was just talking to–

Kyle: There’s something I need to tell you.

Michael: Oh, why does this not sound good?

Kyle: Stark is dead.

[ Summer sighing ]

[ Summer sighing ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Summer gasping ]

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[Wind whistling]

This place has been running on low-level auxiliary power. We just got the main power back on.

Ha! Imagine if we’d come all this way to be thwarted by a power failure. Here it is. Everything I’ve ever worked for lies behind this door.

[Dramatic music]

What are you saying? Wh–the cassadine technology from the ’80s was deadly. Are our friends walking into a trap or–or what?

I don’t know. I–I can’t say for certain. But from what ethan heard, victor’s plans have been decades in the making. So god help our friends if they’re swept up in that. God help all of us.

You guys look so happy, so in love.

Well, that’s, uh-

that’s because we are.

And it’s our wedding day.


Well, let me know what they say, okay? Thank you, martin.


Why were you talking to your lawyer?

[Dramatic music]

[Heavy clunk]

[Tense music]

[Sighs] Mikkos, old boy, you did not disappoint. Finally, after all these years, the end is in sight. It’s in there. Fetch the prisoners. It’s time they earned their keep.

Was ethan able to tell you anything else?

Apparently, victor told his personnel that the only people guaranteed to be safe when he finally executes his plan are the people closest to him.

What the hell does that mean?

Nothing good for the likes of us.

Scott, he’s been so preoccupied, you know, worrying about aunt liesl. We’re all worried about aunt liesl. I called martin grey to look into a matter for me.

Are you in trouble?

No, nothing like that. It’s–it’s just something that I have to do. And I also want to open up a-

a trust for amelia and wiley. You know, I’m sure michael and willow have that covered, but I figure it’s the only way I can spoil my grandchildren.

You’re gonna have plenty of opportunity with that. Have faith.

Easier said than done.

How can I cheer you up?

[Soft dramatic music]



This helps.


If it isn’t the groom. Hi.

This, uh, what you’re wearing to the wedding?



How do you put up with him?


I manage.



Oh, mom, you look incredible. I would hug you, but I don’t wanna wrinkle anything.

Oh, get over here, get over here. I love you. Are you kidding me?

Aw. I love you too. Can I help the kids get ready? Do you need anything? Any water or some juice? I don’t know.

I’m–I’m good. Thank you. Everything is perfect.

[Knock on door]

[Soft dramatic music]

We have a major problem.

What’s wrong?

The hair and makeup artists’ plane was canceled. They’re not gonna be here in time to prep you.

[Sighing] Oh. Is that it?

What do you mean, “is that it?” Do you know anything about beauty?

I’d say he knows it when he sees it.

I can do my own makeup.

Okay, that is not gonna happen. Your only job today is to feel pampered and walk down that aisle. Besides, I called in backup. Blq and sasha are coming with some deception products. I am not gonna let anything ruin this night for you.

Maxie has instructed us to remove the groom.

All right. I know better than to argue with maxie. I will, uh, grab my suit. Do you want me to bring the kids too?

Uh, amelia’s sleeping.

I don’t want to wake her. Take wiley and I’ll bring amelia with us.



No, it’s just the last time I’m seeing you before you become my wife. I just want to remember this moment.

[Tender music]

I’ll never forget it.


Feel better?

I wish I could stay like that all afternoon. But today’s about celebrating michael and willow. And don’t you look handsome.

That’s a lot coming from the editor in chief of “crimson.”

I wish I could’ve helped, you know, do something for the wedding like network designers to make sure that willow got the perfect wedding dress, or choose the flowers. You know, fantasizing what it would be like to be mother of the bride.

Willow’s gonna come around. Trust me on that.

Yeah, hold that thought, okay?


[Knock on door]

[Sighing] Okay.


Hi! Come on in. Come on in. Let me see this dress. Give it a twirl. Wow, that’s a beauty. Thanks for bringing her by.

Oh, yeah, of course. Avery’s so excited about the wedding.


Wow! Dress beautiful! You are beautiful. Are you ready to be a little flower girl with donna?

Can I have a snack first?

Yeah, let’s see what we can find in the kitchen.

[Both laugh] Come on.

Oh, my gosh. Is she not a knockout or what?

Ah, she sure as heck is.

So what do you have there?

If victor has said that only people closest to him will be safe, then we can assume that there will be devastating consequences for the rest of us-

for the rest of the world, quite frankly.

The guards seem to think that “those closest” meant people who are in proximity to victor.

[Laughs] What are the odds that victor doesn’t give a damn what happens to his henchmen?

No, that man will only keep people alive that are useful to him. But he does have spencer and ace. What if the people “closest to him” are the ones that he cares about? I mean, if he’s even capable of that.

Oh, come on, man! What’s taking you so long?

[Sinister music] Ah, finally. Welcome to our distinguished guests.

What is this dump?

This is the future, my boy. Oh, imagine, liesl, just in a few moments, you will be performing scientific wonders right here in this room.

You cannot expect me to work in these conditions.

Oh, don’t be deceived by appearances. You have everything you need.

It’s off.

I hope you all realize just how privileged you are.

Not the word I’d use.

You are about to witness the dawning of a new age.

Come on, come on. What’s the holdup?

It’s jammed.


[Scoffs] Unjam it.

What do you think is in there?

The pathogen that I was telling you about.

The one that will kill everyone on this planet? We can’t let him get his hands on it.

Maybe they won’t be able to get the door open.

A broken door will not stop victor cassadine.

[Both grunting]

[Dramatic music]

It’s here. It’s all here. At last, the power to set the world right.

This is only a theory, but what if victor has some kind of bomb?

Yeah, that would certainly fit his doomsday scenario.

What could he possibly accomplish with a bomb?

I don’t know, but it would explain why he’s gathering his loved ones around-

to protect them.

Trina robinson was a stowaway.

Yeah, so he wouldn’t have been counting on her presence.

Doesn’t explain obrecht. I mean, apparently he was obsessed with her at one point. But since her return to port charles, you know, his focus has been on other things.

So unlikely she would count as a loved one. Why take her then?

Maybe he wants something from her.

Hey. Ned wanted you to have this.

Oh, really? Well, where is he? We can’t toast without him.

He’s helping olivia in the kitchen, said to not wait on him.

Well, then let’s not wait on him.

I’m with you.

Don’t leave me out.

Well, I wasn’t gonna leave you out. Now that you said that, maybe I will leave you out.


[Tender music]

For you.

Thank you.

For you.

Thank you.

I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Thank you.

To michael and willow.

You are so beautiful.

The perfect bride.

I barely recognize myself. Thank you.

Our pleasure.

Glad we could help.

Well, every wedding has to have at least one crisis. Yours just happened. We made it through. Smooth sailing from here on out.

Uh, maybe not. Did anyone tell you about the changes to the guest list?

There were changes to the guest list? How come the wedding planner’s always the last to know?

Easy, maxie.

Tracy is here. And drew will no longer be at the ceremony.

Why won’t drew be there?

Well, he’s tracking down a lead on victor, and if he finds victor, that means he can bring liesl home.

Oh, thank god. I have been really worried, and so have james and georgie. It’s gonna be okay, willow. Drew will find liesl and bring her home safe.

And then I’ll be able to get my transplant.

Best wedding gift ever.

It’s not all good news, is it?

[Soft dramatic music]

It’s just a little gift for willow.

That’s nice.

It’s nothing really.

What is it?

It’s a bracelet from gelhorn’S.


What do you think?

Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s spectacular. Definitely boundary-crossing.

Excuse me?

Nina. Willow made her boundaries very clear, did she not?

I just want her to know that I’m thinking about her.

[Sighs] I know this is difficult for you. And I’m sure that your heart is in the right place, but you can’t start showering willow with gifts. It’s not gonna work. And she may even think that you-

you’re trying to bribe your way into her life.

Well, it’s my-

my daughter’s wedding day. I can’t just do nothing.

You can if you wanna have a relationship with willow in the future.

Future? You say it like it’s certain that we’ll have one, that… willow will have one.

You have to honor her wishes, no matter how painful it is.

Just one cookie? It just does not seem like enough. I mean, you–you could have a lot of cookies. You know what I mean?

But there’ll be wedding cake.

Yes, yes, there will be plenty of wedding cake. Did you show your dad your-

your flower girl walk?

She nailed it.


Of course. Okay, well, then you two should get going ’cause you don’t wanna be late, right?

You gonna be okay?


All right.

I’m glad you’re gonna be there.


[Gasps] Oh.

I’ll save you some cake.

[Chuckles] You better.

I’ll stick around, okay? I’ll keep an eye on her.

All right. Okay, flower girl, you ready? Let’s go.

You have the best time!

[Sonny chuckling] You did the right thing.

Why does it feel so wrong?

Look, drew is gonna find victor. He is, and he’s gonna bring liesl, trina, and spencer home. I believe that.

Right. But it’s still a very dangerous situation, so… you can tell me how you’re really feeling.

I’m worried. I’m really worried. But I have faith in drew. And if anyone can save willow, it’s him.

Wait, willow, if drew’s not gonna be there, who’s walking you down the aisle?

My soon-to-be mother-in-law.

And it’s my privilege.

Are you nervous? I had butterflies when I married brando, and it was in a car repair shop with only the owner and his wife in attendance.

I have butterflies, but in the best way. Marrying michael in front of all the people we love, it just…feels like my whole life has been leading to this moment.

Well, before we all cry all our makeup off, let’s get you in your dress.

Um, actually, ladies, uh, josslyn and I are gonna take it from here if that’s okay.

Okay, then we’ll leave you to it. You could get married in your robe. You’re the most beautiful bride.

It’s true. See you down the aisle.

[Tender music]

Don’t hesitate to call if there’s more changes to the guest list or if you have a dress malfunction.

Let’s go, maxie.

Okay–hey! My phone will be on. I can be back in five minutes.

Do not worry. Everything’s gonna be fine.

Brook lynn, stop manhandling me!

[Door shuts]

[Indistinct whispering]

Is everything okay?


Yeah. Yeah.

Uh, you two are up to something. Spill.

As much as you’ve been looking forward to marrying michael, we’ve been looking forward to welcoming you to the family.

[Knock on door]

[Gasps] Oh! They’re here.


Hi. Come in.

Hi there. Willow. Are you ready to become one of us?

Are we certain that liesl obrecht is a captive? Maybe she’s a collaborator. She could have gone willingly with victor.

Well, I mean, she disappeared from the nurses’ ball right in the middle of a magic act with her grandson and his sister. I don’t think she did that on purpose.

When luke and I crossed paths with her back in 2013, she was hardly a doting grandmother. I mean, she admitted to putting you into a coma, and she knocked me out in order to escape. She and victor are two of a kind. I can’t believe you would ever trust her.

Well, I’m not gonna nominate obrecht for sainthood, but she’s a different person to what she was ten years ago.

Yeah, since faison died. I mean, right around the time that he did, you know, she started to realize the tragic consequences of her obsession. She’s lost two children now, and her grandson and her niece, nina, are the only family she has. Wait, isn’t she supposed to be donating bone marrow to nina’s daughter?


I–I don’t think she left this town willingly.

I mean, it’s not like cassadine yanked her off the street. I mean, that-

that stunt that they pulled at the nurses’ ball, that took a lot of planning.

It sort of implies that she is pivotal for some reason. And given that she is a brilliant researcher, I bet victor wants her for her skills in the lab, not her sparkling conversation.

So if victor needs something that only obrecht can give, maybe that means what he has isn’t a bomb.

A far more sinister weapon.

[Dramatic music]

In this canister is the pathogen mikkos and I developed.

Forgive me if I don’t applaud.

But there’s still one step we have to take before we can begin. And that’s where you come in, my dear liesl. I take it you’ve read all the material provided you by my scientists that have been working on this.

Their notes were thorough and made interesting reading.

Ah, good. Then you’ll know all about the pathogen. You know its modes of transmission, as well as the antidote. And since this pathogen has been untouched for decades, I need you to check that it’s still viable and can be effective. Then I’ll need you to do the same with the antidote. You’ll find, uh, a microscope and slides here. So shall we begin our work?

You fool! What are you doing? The pathogen is airborne. If you open that, we’ll almost certainly die.

[Scoffs] Really? Do you think I’m that stupid? To handle a pathogen that’s potentially active?

Are you sure?

Well, of course I’m sure. Mikkos and I developed this pathogen so that it’d only be activated by uv light. That’s why it’s down here in this bunker, so far away from the sunlight.

Still, I–I cannot study this pathogen in–in these conditions. I–I need a controlled environment and protective clothing.

Well, I’ll pretend not to be insulted by your lack of faith. Now get on and do as I say. You have to prove that this pathogen can be effective, as well as the antidote. And then once you’ve done that, I’ll release it into the atmosphere, and humanity can finally pay for the damages done to our planet.

You’ve always made me feel like a part of your family. I am so grateful.

Aw, well, now that you’re finally marrying michael, we wanted to officially mark the occasion.

[Laughter] Oh, donna, give her the present. First something old.

[Tender music] My brother, luke, gave this to me. We were walking one day, and it was in the window of a jewelry shore. And I admired it, and next thing I knew, luke went right in and he bought it for me. He said he was flush and he’d rather spend the money on his baby sister than blow it on a card game. So it’s not only from me. It’s from your great…. your great-uncle-in-law.

[Laughter] Luke would’ve liked you a lot.

You think?

Yeah. Luke admired people who were true to themselves. And he admired people who had lots of courage. And you have an abundance of both.

There you go.

Thank you. This means so much to me.

You mean so much to all of us. Right, donna?



Okay, okay, something borrowed.

[Sighs] So my mother gave this to me. And, uh, well, one day josslyn’s gonna wear it when she gets married. Come here.

[Whispers] So pretty.

Thank you.

Um, and, uh, something blue.

Wow. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

[Exhales shakily]

Hey. How are you feeling?

Like a spencer.


Should I return it? Or should I keep it in hopes that someday willow will accept it from me?

You don’t have to decide tonight. Hold onto it for a couple of days and see how you feel.


In the meantime, I could use a cup of tea, or actually, maybe something even stronger. Can I get you something?

You don’t have to babysit me, ava.

Oh, is that what we call two friends sitting around talking these days?

Sonny was worried about me too. He offered to whisk me away to some tropical island.

And you turned him down?

I’m fine.

Oh, nina, I saw the look on your face when you said goodbye to him, and… I’m gonna stay, and we’ll talk for as long as you need.

You have a lot going on. I heard about trina. You must be going out of your mind.

Yeah. No, I am. But there’s really not much I can do. The pcpd is-

is searching for her. And–and trina’s smart and capable. She can take care of herself, and I was reminded of that fact last night when I was speaking with her mother while you were at wyndemere.

Carly told you.

Uh-huh. And I take it the two of you did not have a very productive conversation.

Well, nothing will ever be productive as long as that woman’s around.

Well, nina, get used to it, ’cause carly ain’t going anywhere.

[Dramatic music]

Wait, something new.

Oh, come on, I think amelia fills the bill.


[Laughter] Thank you all for being so kind.

Look, we know that it’s your day, but it’s kind of ours too.

Yeah, ’cause weddings aren’t just about romantic love. They’re–they’re about new families being created too.

That’s right. And you’re our new family in every way that matters. I mean, you make michael and wiley so happy. I mean, I feel like you’ve been a part of us forever. You fit in effortlessly.


[Tender music] You’re my sister like josslyn and avery.

[Laughs] I am, donna. And I am so lucky to have you for a sister.

Oh, no, don’t cry.

No, it’s just–it’s fine. It’s, um–ah. It’s tears of…joy. I have always dreamed of a family like this. People who look out for each other no matter what, who protect each other, who love each other fiercely and unconditionally. And now that dream has come true. And now that I’ve found you all to hold onto…

hey. We’re gonna hold onto you too, you know. We’re not letting you go.

Here, I better take these to the kitchen. Don’t want olivia to have a meltdown because there were used glasses in here on the wedding day.

Thank you.

I, uh, got something for you.

Oh? You didn’t have to do that.

Yeah, I did. Uh… someone, eh, very important to us couldn’t be here today. And we’re gonna honor his spirit. Our grandfather, mike.

Thank you.

Yeah, it tore me up that I wasn’t able to-

to be here for his last days, and dad gave me those. He said mike is, you know, always with us. I figured you could use a little of our grandfather’s love on your wedding day.

That’s very generous of you, bro. Thank you.

I–I want ’em back when you’re done.

Oh, yeah? We’ll see about that.

Hey, uh, just be-

you know, seriously, I’m–I’m proud of you. Not just, you know, for the life you’ve built and for marrying willow, but, uh… I know what it took to invite our dad today.

Yeah, well…

[Clears throat] Well, yeah, well don’t give me too much credit. Willow wanted to include him, and I would do anything for her, so…

okay, well, however it happened, it’s progress, and-

and I appreciate that.


This thing between the two of you, it’s-

it’s ruining you guys. And the only way it’s gonna end if you’re both willing to bend a little bit. Am I wrong about the thaw?

[Clears throat]

Victor doesn’t have a conventional weapon. It’s a biological agent.

And he needs obrecht’s expertise to activate it.


Biological warfare? Well, victor’s certainly capable of it.

That explains liesl being there, and–and his comments about those close to him being safe.

The code inside the ice princess necklace either leads to a safe haven for victor and his friends, the ones he wants to stash, or the biological agent itself.

Oh, my god, laura and everyone, they–they don’t know what they’re walking into. We have got to warn them.

[Dramatic music]

[Sighs] Well?

I’m sorry, victor. The pathogen has degraded.

You sure?

I triple-checked. It is no longer effective.

Well, that is disappointing.

But perhaps I shouldn’t take your word for it. Perhaps I should send you up to the surface and release the pathogen. If it is indeed harmless, then it shouldn’t be a problem for you, should it? Guard, why don’t you, uh, take dr. Obrecht outside.

You bastard.

Oh. So you’re revising your scientific evaluation?

The pathogen is intact.

[Chuckles] Wonderful news. I thought as much.

Not quite. The pathogen appears viable under the microscope. But I must test it and the antidote on a human subject to be certain you have the effect you want.

Well, that shouldn’t be a problem. We have plenty of human subjects.

Test subjects are supposed to give their informed consent. And I definitely don’t give mine.

Or mine.

Oh, we don’t require your consent in this case.

Do you really want our deaths on your hands?

Oh, I’m sure dr. Obrecht will do her very best to make sure that doesn’t happen.

That pathogen kills.

Yes, that’s right. Mikkos and I developed the pathogen to be lethal to the vast majority of human beings. Now, there is a small percentage that will have a natural immunity. And we have developed an antidote for we cassadines and our descendants.

How can you do this? How can you sentence millions of people to death? Are you really that greedy?

Oh, no, this isn’t about money. No, I wouldn’t make the same mistake my brother did. No. I’m doing this for the greater good.

By committing mass homicide? You’re britt’s mother. I know you have a conscience. Don’t do this.

How are you feeling?

[Sighs] I’m, um, just all over the place, you know? I’m just, um… filled with so much emotion and love for michael and willow. And I just pray they get the future they deserve.

Drew’s making sure they will.

I know. And I want drew and all of victor’s hostages to come home safe. I just…

so how do you feel about sonny attending the wedding this evening?

I know willow wanted him to come, so michael agreed. It’s a sacrifice. I know it’s difficult for michael to be around his father.

And what about you?

I’ll be fine. I’ll be fine, you know? This is about michael and willow and-

and their love, right? And I know sonny is capable of rising to the occasion, and I intend to. Michael’s our son. We can be happy for him. That’s all.

You’re a good mother, carly.

[Both laugh]

Where do you think I learned it from?

Aw. Thank you, baby.

Things are bad now. They won’t always be. Hang onto the bracelet, and give it to willow when she’s ready.

Will that day ever really come?

I know it hurts being excluded from such an important day in your daughter’s life.

It does, ava. It really does. But it’s just the latest manifestation of the giant chasm between me and my daughter, the chasm that I’m running out of time to traverse. My daughter, she has stage iv leukemia. And it kills me that I can’t be by her side. I can’t support her. I can’t console her. I can’t do anything. And it didn’t have to be that way. She could’ve gotten that bone marrow transplant months ago if carly had told the truth. So this is on carly, and I made sure she knew that last night.

Oh, I’m sure that went well.

And then she insists that–that willow hates me, and I only have myself to blame.

That’s carly.

And then she has the audacity to lecture me about consequences when she’s never faced any. I know that I’ve made mistakes with willow. I know that. I never said that I didn’T. And I will face any and all challenges to try to have a relationship with her. But carly, she gets to have this close relationship with willow, she gets to be at her wedding, regardless of all the things that she’s done?

Life is just not fair sometimes.

Well, ava… I intend to balance those scales.



Look at my dress and basket with flower petals.

Wow. Best flower girl ever. You and donna are gonna be great.

I agree with michael 100%. Glad you’re here, dad.

Yeah, me too. Thanks for inviting me.

Oh, yeah, thanks for coming. It’s–it’s important to willow.

[Footsteps approaching]



Michael. Handsome as ever.

Ah, thank you.

You look good too, uncle sonny. Nice suit.

[Clears throat] And?

Oh, yeah. Hi, dante.

Oh. Hi, brook lynn.

Can I see donna?

We saw her heading to the gatehouse. I can take you.

Okay, I guess the florist sent the bouquets in a separate van. Apparently now there’s a shortage of peonies. Brook lynn, I’m gonna need your help if I have a meltdown.

Oh, boy, okay. Everything cool in here?

Yeah, yeah. We’re good, brook lynn. Thanks.

[Clears throat] So… is everything okay here?

You know what? I’m–I’m here to support willow and michael, if they’ll let me.

-That’s it? -Yeah.


Oh, sorry.

I’m sorry.


Defcon 1?

Worse. Defcon 5. A centerpiece is missing.



Well, it’s the opposite. The lower the number, the higher the emergency.

Whatever. Thankfully, maxie said to order an extra one, so it is waiting in the refrigerator.

Brook lynn.


[Soft dramatic music]

You didn’t-

you didn’t say goodbye after the ccrb meeting.

Right, um… I had to pick up leo, and you were talking to dante.

Well, uh, thank you for showing up. It meant a lot.

Don’t mention it.

How’s willow doing?

She is in, uh, good spirits. She rested most of the morning, so I hope the day’s not too much for her.

Hey, well, you know what? There’s a lot of people here to make sure she’s okay, and I’m sure the excitement about marrying you is–is gonna get her through the day just fine.

Yeah, I hope so.

What, you don’t think so?

No, I’m–I’m over the moon about marrying willow, and I know she feels the same way. I just wish that-

you just wish that liesl obrecht was found in time to give willow a bone marrow transplant.

Don’t lose faith, michael. If anyone deserves to have fate on their side, it’s willow.

Liesl, let me, uh–let me sweeten the deal for you. Once you’ve determined that the antidote is effective, I’ll send you back to port charles with enough doses for you and your family. That way, you can save your great-niece’s life in more ways than one.

I will do as you ask, victor.

No! Okay, okay.

Excellent. Well, you have all you need, and I’m sure it’s within your capabilities.

[Door thunks open]

Oh, and liesl, do remember, your great-niece is running out of time, so it’s in your interest to work as fast as you can.

[Door thunks closed]

Did you reach them? Did you reach laura?

None of them. Just a message stating that their phones were out of the area.

Okay, you have to keep trying. Because if we’re correct, and victor has a biological agent, then laura and valentin, they’re going to need help. And I think that you need to call the wsb.

Do you suppose that this changes their calculus at all?

It must.

Please. Please call them. Our people are gonna need backup before it’s too late.

I was hoping that you and carly could reach a détente.

I tr–I tried. I did. But carly will never forgive and forget my keeping sonny a secret in nixon falls.

Yeah. And like it or not, michael and willow listen to her.

But I am not the only one who needs to face the consequences of her actions.

What–what does that mean?

You know what? I may not be able to do anything for willow. But I can make damn sure that carly gets what she deserves.

Nina, what did you do?

Aw. Isn’t your niece adorable?

[Laughing] Oh!

I got amelia’s dress just for the wedding.

[All fawning]

Okay, this calls for a picture.

Okay, all right.


Let’s sit over here.

We’ll sit next to you.

You, donna-

okay, everyone.


Okay, that’s good. Everybody line up nice and smile. Look up.

Amelia. Amelia, look.

Carly, look up.


Here, here, grandma. Let me–you sit.

Hi, amelia.

Oh, okay.

You gotta be in it.

Thank you.

Aw, she’s so tired.

I’ll set one up for all of us, okay?

Yeah, she just woke up.

All right.

It’s gonna be a timer. Ten seconds, okay?

All right, joss. Oh, it’s green. All right, hurry up, hurry up. Ready? Almost. Everybody smile.

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I thought you were gonna sleep day away. Oh, who saw? Is that Mr. Keeping me up all night? Hmm. So you enjoyed your new bed and your new room. And your new room. Well, can you tell, I mean, it is a new bed and then new room, but it’s not a new home. We, we lived here once upon a time as husband and wife. I remember.

I do. It’s the happiest time of my life and now you’re back here where you belong. Pretty soon, your divorce from Lee will be final and we’ll be back to being Mr. And Mrs. Steph and Damara again forever. This time. For now, do you think we completely press in the place? No, no. I think we could go for another minute.

I didn’t tell EJ and I don’t want him to know, so it has to be our little secret.

You haven’t touched your breakfast

penny for your thoughts.

You haven’t even touched your breakfast. No appetite. You’re still thinking about Polly’s rant last night, aren’t you? I mean, how can I not God, Eric, it seems like every time something awful happens in this town, I’m the one that’s getting blamed for it. It’s so unfair. It is. I know,

I know. You know, I’m sorry. I should be focusing on the positive, you know, like you and I are officially a thing now. You sing. Sounds so official To hell with everything else, Eric, Brady and I are officially thanks. Hey, I, I already feel better. Good.

Are you sure you want to eat that? Sloan? What? I’d expect retaliation if I were you after drugging all of Salem’s breakfast, including mine.


Sorry, it’s just, um, no, no, I, I understand, but I promise I am not hallucinating anymore. I even skip breakfast just to be sure. I am not happy with you two. I’m not happy at all. I dunno what, what’s wrong? Am uh, please tell me that Sloane Peterson didn’t go public with what she saw. Not that I know of. And I don’t give a damn about that kiss that happened between the two of you when you were hallucinating or whatever.

What I do give a damn about is there has been no arrest. In this insane drugging debacle, you know, the only person that’s paid a price is my stepdaughter, whose career is in jeopardy. So what is the hold up? Why the hell is Sloan Peterson still walking the streets?

Really? No one, and we can’t even give this stuff away. People see me standing here smiling, and then they just turn, tell and run. Even old Mrs. Weaver, who is always here bright and early every morning, you know, I’m so sorry. Those breakfast biscuits were my recipe. I feel terrible. Why? It’s not your fault.

It’s not like you drug those biscuits. What are you feeling guilty about?

Morning girl. Morning mama. I have a bearclaw. On the house.

Maybe I’m not in, in the mood for a BigLaw. Not in the mood. Since when have you ever not been in the mama? Not you too.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Remember you said that to me earlier, Patty, for your thoughts. Ej, this is where you, this is where you jump in. Sorry. I, um, honey, is, is something bothering you?

I’m just a little tired. I mean, Aren you, after all that racket coming from Stefan’s room last night. Oh yeah. That was quite a performance and I’d say Act three was a bit unnecessary. Yeah, that’s, that’s the problem. Those noises weren’t a performance, not this time. It was all too real. A bloody siren call to troubled waters.

You think they heard us downstairs? I think they heard us in Cat Mando. But who cares? Not me. I love you. I love you. I can stay with you like this all day. Yeah. Mm-hmm. What are you doing the rest of the year wide open. We both know we do some pretty important plans today. We certainly do. Yeah.

Please. You know, It’s one thing for Paulina Price who’s totally ignorant to how the law works to make an accusation with absolutely no proof whatsoever, but it is unseemly, if not despicable and unethical for someone with a law degree to do the same. I assume you do have a law degree in Melinda. Yeah, and I also have a brain, which is why I deduce that you are the only person that hates Chanel Dupree enough to want to kill her business.

And don’t even get started on these conspiracy theories that her and her mother are masterminding a frame up because both of us know that that is patently ridiculous. Ms. Trask, if you don’t mind, I believe that Sloan pointed out that you have no evidence to prove that she ever tampered with the biscuits, which means this is heading towards slander.

Would I be correct, Sloan? Oh, this is not slander Mr. Brady. It is personal, you see, because I was also drug by whatever the hell was in those biscuits. I ended up assaulting Stephan Damira and I wound up spending the night in the hospital. And do you know who was in the room? Across from me, the police commissioner.

Oh. How awful for you. I’m so sorry, but why should I give a damn? Since I had nothing to do with this? Here’s why you should give a damn Ms. Peterson. You have caught the wrong people in your net, powerful people who do not like being screwed with. So get your affairs in order because I am going to make sure that you go down for this and you will go away for a long, long time.

We don’t have the evidence that we need to tie Sloan to any of this. Oh, no fingerprints. No, no security footage. Oh, detective Hunter interviewed Chanel and Talia, her new employee. Your sister? Yes. Yeah, who accidentally left the security camera off. She’s still new with the job.

And Sloan Peterson is still walking streets. With all due respect, Mr. Mayer, we can’t even be sure that Sloan was the perp. We checked the security cameras this morning. There is no way that anyone could have tampered with these. Baby. I, I’m so sorry. It’s, it’s just with everyone is sale. I’m so worried about being drugged.

Suddenly got got a little worried myself because I know that was a one-time awful thing that you and Talia had nothing to do with. Uh, so gimme that delicious beer claw. In fact, gimme a whole tray of ’em. I’ll show you how much I support you. You know not to mention how much I love Sweet Fit, and it’s the finest bakery on the planet.

Oh Mama. It’s okay. Look, you don’t need to prove anything to me or Talia. We both know that you’re on our side. It’s just I’m feeling a little sensitive this morning because Sweet Bids business is doing really bad for the first time ever, and. Well, we all know who’s to blame that evil. Sloan Peterson, she came to Salem to ruin me, and she thinks I took her mother’s life.

And that isn’t news. But what is news is she’s succeeding. Her plan to destroy me is going real, real well. Oh,

Oh, look after me baby girl. I will not stand idly by while Sloane continues her heinous attacks on us. On your business, on decency itself, and I swear to you, should now mommy your phone. Oh, it can wait. No, no, mom, it’s okay. Just take it. It’s not like I’m going anywhere. Okay, honey, but I’ll be right back.

I love my mama and trust me, she can move mountains when she puts her mind to it. But it’s not like she can single handedly convince everyone to trust our treats. Talia, I I don’t think I’m gonna be able to keep you on. Hey, don’t worry about me right now. Okay. Listen, I’ll be fine and so will you. And yes, unfortunately people are worried about what sweetest has to offer.

But it’s gonna make eight grand recovery. I know it. Okay. And it’s gonna be better than ever. Come on, you’ll see. I appreciate your optimism, but I don’t know. I look, I, I still think you should keep your options open. Okay. So I, Hey, I, I can reach out to my friend trip and I, I can see if he could put in a word for you at the hospital.

No, you’re a doctor after all. No, listen, I’m a baker now. This is where I belong. Look, I, I, I don’t think you’re hearing me. Okay. There is zero money coming in. You can’t work for free. Sure, I can. Why would you do that? Because I believe in you. Look, I know that I’m new to all of this. What Chanel working here with you?

I don’t know. It just, it all seems right, like it was like sort of meant to be or something. You know? How tall you, you’re the best.

Are you saying that you believe that Sloan is innocent? Mr. Mayor, as you know, we don’t have any definitive evidence and until we do. Is my job as an investigator to study all of the facts and keep an open mind. I’m with my detective here. Hey, is it possible that maybe, maybe you’re too close to this, could be, um, clouding your judgment?

Maybe it is because it is personal, deeply personal. Hmm. I love my family and I love this town, and right now both are under attack. You can spew your grandiose threats all you want on Melinda, but you know damn well that if these Salem Keystone cops actually had anything on me, I’d be in custody. Not necessarily, and since it’s fairly obvious that this crime was committed on the night before, everyone was tripping on those biscuits.

You’d better start inventing your alibi for saided night. She doesn’t have to invent one because she was with me all night. Yeah. Well, you better hope someone can corroborate that Ms. Trask in order for somebody to corroborate that. That means they would have to have been there. Sloan and I are not into that kind of thing.

When we spend the night together. We like just to be two of us together and what a wonderful night it was.

This, this is preposterous Stephan moving Gabby back into my family home without consulting me acting like it’s his God-given, right? I should start eviction proceedings. Oh, you’re forgetting one thing, brother. You see my name’s on the deed, seeing as I own the place before I was shot, before you came skulking back into town.

Stephen bakes an excellent point and I must say it feels wonderful to be back home where I belong. Hmm. Hungry Sweetss. Mm-hmm. And you know, we gotta keep our strength up. Mm-hmm Mm. It is such a beautiful day already. Sun shining already outside. Weather’s perfect. Perfect. Inside too. They say it’s going to get cloudy later.

That could be a possible storm. Is that so? What a shame. Wouldn’t want to get caught in it. What is that supposed to mean? Hmm hmm. Better time babe. Better get to work. Don’t wanna be late. I’m, uh, heading that way myself. I’m sure Nicole and Gabby can hold the fort in our absence. No, Nicole can. Excuse me.

Yes. See, Gabby is coming with us because I hired her.

You hired Gabby? I did. I’m sorry. I meant to mention that to you. Must have slipped my mind. Mm-hmm. It also must have slipped your mind to run it by me, but now that you have, you can go ahead and fire her. Oh no, you wouldn’t do that, Sam, me. Now would you sweetheart? Oh, of course not, darling. Well, I guess it forced to me then.

Gabby, you’re fired. Gabby, you’re rehire Stephan as coce. I’m sure you’re aware of the bylaws in regards to hr. But let me refresh your memory just in case every executive level hire must be approved by the C E O in our case, both c e o. Hmm. Well, I do know those bylaws inside and out. So you’ll be relieved to hear Gabby’s not coming on as an executive.

Oh, well then congratulations Gabby. You must be joining the custodial staff. Oh, wow. Uh, no, actually she’ll be a consultant and obviously I don’t need you to cosign on that. No, of course Nazi, we consulted on that and he’s absolutely right. It’s a man ej. Looks like he got caught in the rain.

Why so quiet Melinda? Trying to figure out how you’re gonna put an ex priest in front of a jury and accuse him of lying. Oh, I would love to sit front, row and center for that. You’ll have a front row seat. All right, and perhaps I’ll remind the jury that this ex priest posed illegally as a paralegal to interfere with a police investigation.

I seem to remember that you weren’t so happy about that. How things have changed. If you’re done with your empty threats, you can go now. My boyfriend and I would like to enjoy our breakfast alone in peace.

Hey, thanks for having my back. You didn’t really need me. You did great. Come on. What’s wrong? You know and recognize bluster when you see it. I know I came off all like big and confident and oh, seems like I can prove my innocence here. But Eric, I’m honestly, I’m terrified. I’m terrified that, that they’re coming from man, that they’re not gonna miss.

Seems to me the trick here, nailing down exactly when those biscuits got docked. You know, I was thinking the same thing. The more we can nail it down, the more we can start eliminating suspects. Yeah. And zeroing in on the purp. No time like the present. What are you calling? Well figured. If we’re gonna go back to the beginning, we might as well start with the source.

Oh, step right up folks. Best pastries in town. Buy a long shot. Hey, you. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You, yeah. Buy muffin a cookie, something. Okay, mama. It’s okay. We, we probably shouldn’t sound too desperate. Oh. It’s Jada. Hey, did you arrest her? No. Did you arrest Sloane Peterson? I’m sorry, Chanel. The investigation is still ongoing, which is why I like to go over everything with you again, people, I already told you everything that I know, which unfortunately isn’t much, but yeah.

Right. Oh, okay. No, I, I get it. Right. No problem. Do you have to go to the station? Yeah, I do. And they want you there too?

A consultant for one thing. We have no need for a consultant. Oh, see, that’s where you’re wrong. We have a very urgent need for a consultant and with Gabby’s energy and intelligence and incredible work ethic. Don’t forget that. That too, I am hoping she can assist us in building a well-oiled machine of a company that will help rid us of as much waste and any efficiency is possible.

Yeah, and I just can’t wait to dive right in. Great. So as any good evaluation starts at the top to your brother, Gabby’s first order of business will be to evaluate you.

You want to evaluate me? Mm-hmm.

If there are any inefficiencies at the top brother, it certainly doesn’t stem from me. Well, I’ve been focusing on the day-to-day at the company. You have been wasting valuable time and manpower, plotting and scheming to divert LE’s shares to our new consultant here. Come to think of it, I may need a consultant on my own to look into how you, Stephan, have been dragging us down.

What do you say, Nicole? Are you interested in the consultant position? Oh, uh, well, I have a job. A basic black, a treasure division for sure, and you have served us very well there. But at Basic Black, you are off on your own with Brady working remotely like a satellite, orbiting the mothership. Why don’t you come on board and join us here at the Mira Enterprises right by my side where we can make great use of your considerable talents.

Wow is a bit sudden. But of course I accept excellent. Looks like it’s going to be one big happy family of corporate headquarters. From now on,

ah, free samples. Get your delicious. Just breakfast treats now before they’re all gone. Well, are you changing careers? No. Well, this is, this is off abortion now. Oh. Sloan’s attacks have have hit up business harder than we could have imagined. Mm. Oh, you know what? Here, here you try one. Maybe it’ll help, but the people see the Marin, I think.

Uh, hey.

It’s delicious. It’s delicious. It’s delicious. It is mouthwatering. It is the perfect way to start your day. Haha. How’s that? Perfect. Oh, but um, see, see what I mean. No one. No. Mm-hmm. You know, that’s a shame. Where, where, where is Chanel? Oh, Rayen Jada asked her to go to police station with Talia. They didn’t wanna go over everything that happened before those biscuits got tainted and maybe find that needle in the haystack.

They missed the first time around, but on stage you are gonna play because you are a pro. Well, thanks for coming back in. No problem. All right. Everybody doesn’t the big a lot of trouble. If you would just arrest the woman who did this. If the evidence leaves us alone, we will do just that. Chanel, why don’t you stay here and, oh, wait, you talking to a second?

Well, we just wanna get an account from both of you so we can compare notes. Now it’s better to do that separately.


All right. Thanks again for coming in. Sure. But as like I said, I already told you everything I know. I realize that. But if you could pretend that you haven’t told me everything you know, and tell me again in as much detail as possible, the winds and the wearers, starting with the preparation of the dough, the night you bake those biscuits up until the following morning.

Okay, well let’s see the preparation that night. Well, it was tall, his recipe, so I know this is kind of intense, but it’s just routine. Okay. Promise I’m not gonna shut to bright. Lighten your eyes or bark any questions at ya. Don’t need to be nervous. Well, I thank you, but um, I’m actually not nervous at all.

I’m just here to help however I can so you can nail the person who’s doing this to my friend Chanel. She’s trying to ruin her business and her life.

All the ingredients were delivered by our regular supplier that afternoon. Uh, it would be, um, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, yogurt, honey butter, and buttermilk. Okay. So they couldn’t have been tampered with before you got to work? No. If, if something was off with them, then I would’ve known. And you didn’t stray from Talia’s recipe?

No, not at all. It’s a great recipe. Well, normally it is. We made a lot of those biscuits. I mean, it’s a new item and we were giving away free samples. Um, anyways, when we were done with the dough, um, we set it aside to rest, and then we close a little early for the day. Since we’re usually busiest in the morning, in the afternoon, things slow down.

How early did you close. What time? Uh, about four Talia and I said goodbye. We went our separate ways and then I went home to my mama’s and then I came to the police station and I talked to you. That’s right. Yep. You were looking for your sister and I was maybe a little too pushy. I mean, talking to you about her, you know your possible feelings towards her.

I remember. Yeah. Yeah. But let’s stick to the topic at hand, shall we? So where’d you go after you left here? Oh, um, I went back to the square. I wound up going back to the square so that I could grab dinner from me and my mama from the bistro. And before I left, mama told me about Sloan’s threatening text, and I was angry.

Really, really angry. Horrified, actually. And then I ran into Sloan and I actually got there just in time because Sloan and Chano were having this. Knocked down, drag out fight and I had to stop him. Sloane was saying all sorts of like cruel things about Chanel and her mom, and then she stormed off. Chanel was actually very, very upset.

She made a cut on her arm. I just tried to calm her down. So we went back to Sweet Bitch. There is a first aid kit in the kitchen, TAA patch me up and the dough, it was still there resting. Untouched and we turned off the security system when we went back in so no one could have gotten in there before then.

And um, when we were done, Chanel asked if I wanted to have dinner with her and her family. I guess I was just really excited about that. It was such a nice invitation and I really wasn’t expecting it. So, um, I forgot to just turn an alarm back on. You were excited. Chanel’s a new friend. That’s exciting, right?

Sure. Yeah. And you forgot to turn the alarm on? Yes. Um, she even asked me to do it, but I guess I just wasn’t thinking. And what time was that at? Uh, probably 15 after five, somewhere around there. And you returned to work when? Five the next morning. So roughly 12 hours unaccounted for. Ado just sitting there in the kitchen with no alarm set and no security camera on, which is all my fault.

I, I, I, I really can’t believe I forgot. This is not Holly’s fault. I mean, it’s not like she’s in the habit of turning on the security system, you know, she hasn’t even been working there that long. Right? So later at your place, nothing to tell. We had takeout from the bistro and just sat around the table talking, listen, nice evening.

And then I went straight home to rest up for the next morning. Well, you know the rest, it was a disaster.

Thanks again, ladies. We appreciate your cooperation. Yeah, I just hope this helps nail Sloan and that she’s locked away for good. She’s the only one who could have done this. Yeah, I agree. I can’t think of anybody else who would wanna hurt Chanel like this. Well, I’ll see you at home later. Um, hey, uh, you don’t have to come back with me.

I’m just gonna go and lock up for the day or for the rest of our lives. Chanel, stop. Don’t say that. Okay. The customers will come back. I know it. We’ll see.

Hi. Were they here? Is there a new development of Shanova? Just going over the timeline. There’s a 12 hour window when those biscuits could have been tampered with. Well, you got your work cut out for you. I just saw Sloan and she’s got a solid alibi for the night before Eric Brady. He spent the night with her.

She could have slipped out during the night while he was asleep. No villa proven it. Any other suspects we’re working on it.

Hey, ugh. It’s a hell of a way to start a day. Don’t let trash get underneath your skin. You got the truth on your side. You would be shocked how little that actually matters. I didn’t drug that dough, though it wasn’t me. Someone did. Someone drugged it and made everyone in this town go totally nuts, including you and Nicole.

Well, well, well, Mr. Damira, you outdid yourself. Oh, I’m glad you approved. Oh, not only approved, I was impressed as I was with you. I put you on the spot there, but I knew I could count on you. Mm-hmm.

Ready to go beam up to the mothership. Excuse me. Oh, I’m just messing with you brother. Figured we could carpool though. No more the merrier. Right? You can drive. Oh, I intend to brother. Let’s do this.

I dunno if we could only think of someone else who could have done this. I mean, who else has it in for Chanel, that’s a tough one. Since everybody in this town seems to just love that girl and her mother. Melinda did make one good point though. I mean, at first I thought for sure it was Paulina and Chanel that were doing this, but why would they hurt Chanel’s business by drugging half the city just to get at me?

No. Well, no, it wouldn’t be worth it. You’re right. So if we’re gonna figure this out, we need a first thing. Who was the intended target exactly. Was it Chanel or was it me and I have 5:15 PM as the time they left Sweet bits for the last time that day without setting the security cameras check. Yeah, the rest was pretty inconsequential.

They both had dinner with Pauline and Abe. Yeah, I got that too. Yep. And then your sister went straight home after that. Chanel stayed behind and they didn’t see each other till 5:00 AM the next morning. So check out, huh? Oh yeah. 5:00 AM Yep. Got it. Wait, what did you just say?

Thanks for watching everything. Oh, it was no problem, baby girl. Well, uh, you are officially relieved of duty. I’m just gonna close up for the day. Well, how’d it go at the station? I’ll fill you in later. All I can think about right now is I’m gonna lose my bakery. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. You are not. I will not let that happen.

No. It’s gonna be okay, sweetheart. I promise you. No, mama. It’s not. Yes, yes, daughter. It is. And I’m going to convince you of it tonight. Mm-hmm. Over a wonderful meal, which I will cook for you and Talia, and we’ll have a lovely meal and then we’ll figure out how to get your business up and running again.

That is really sweet. But I already sent Talia home. For the day.

I don’t understand. All I did was ask you what happened after Chanel and Talia left sweet bits, and you not only haven’t answered, you seem kind of upset. What’s up, Jada? I just realized.

Natalia told you is not true.

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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: My boys. Look at us, huh?

Taylor: Such handsome fellas.

Ridge: I know! And the forrester men back together, in this building!

[ All chuckling ]

Brooke: Oh, we are so excited to have you home, rj.

Rj: Good to be home, mom.

Taylor: Oh, my gosh. I– I think you are– you are overjoyed right now.

Ridge: I am overjoyed!

Brooke: He’s beaming!

Ridge: And I’m beaming. Know why I’m beaming? Because I’m here with these– they were boys five minutes ago, now they’re men.

[ Rj laughs ] And the possibilities are endless.

Steffy: What are you asking, liam? Is there something more drawing hope to thomas?

Liam: That’s what I’m asking you. Do you think that?

Steffy: Like… what? The collection? Thomas coming up with these new designs?

Liam: No, not– not work.

Steffy: Okay, so… douglas? Their role as parents? Douglas is always gonna keep them connected. And you know that. The four of you have been navigating that for a while… okay, so if it’s not work or parenting, why do you think hope and thomas wanna spend all this time together?

[ Liam sighs ]

Liam: Listen, douglas is always gonna tie hope and thomas together. That’s not– I’ve made peace with that.

Steffy: But you’re worried about something else now?

Liam: That’s what I’m asking. Should I be?

Steffy: And I already told you no!

Liam: I know, I know, but the– ugh. It’s just the feeling. The feeling is not going away. I mean, I– look, I admit it. I thought that thomas was gonna be out of the company, right? I thought that he was gonna be out of hope for the future, and turns out that’s not true, and I’m trying to make peace with that too, but I also don’t wanna come off as this overbearing, overprotective, controlling husband.

Steffy: Okay, nobody thinks that. You love hope, you’re worried about her. Her well-being matters to you. There is nothing wrong with that. But I honestly don’t think that you need to be concerned about thomas having feelings for your wife.

Hope: I think you might’ve gotten here just in time, thomas.

Thomas: Why’s that?

Hope: Oh, to rescue your half-brother.

Thomas: Oh, yeah?

Brooke: Yeah, ridge has been putting on the pressure for rj to work here.

Rj: Yeah, well, too bad for him I inherited all of his stubbornness, so…

Ridge: And what else did you get? You got my ambition and you got your mom’s ingenuity. So this is not about pressure. It’s a proud dad saying, “there’s a lot of potential here.”

What are folks 60 and older

up to these days?

Steffy: You’re worried about hope having feelings for thomas?

Liam: What? No! No. I don’t think so. No, it’s just– [ Sighs ] I mean, something– something keeps drawing hope back to thomas. I just don’t know what it is, that’s all.

Steffy: She always likes to see the best in everyone, so.

Liam: Well, yeah, but that’s the– like, I keep, you know, I keep thinking of all the horrible things he’s done to her, and yet he’s still in her life.

Steffy: Yeah, okay, you can’t ignore the fact that they work together, they share a child together, raising a child.

Liam: I promise you, I’m not ignoring anything. If anything, it’s the opposite. I’m on high alert all the time, and I hate it. It stresses me out.

Steffy: Do you need me to tell you that you’re crazy?

Liam: Yeah, probably.

Steffy: I can’t stop you from worrying, liam.

Liam: And I can’t– I know that I can’t ask you to– I’m– I’m not asking you to do anything creepy or weird, like spy on hope, okay? It’s not your problem.

Steffy: Right, ’cause… that would be weird.

Liam: I–

Steffy: And crazy.

Liam: I didn’t mean it like that. I’m just– I just don’t know– I wanna know–

[ Groans ] I wanna know what I’m dealing with, that’s all. That’s all. I wanna know what I’m dealing with, and… maybe… I’ve underestimated hope.

Steffy: Underestimated her how?

Liam: I don’t know. I mean, you know, I– I keep asking myself, like, “well, how could she put up with all these things that thomas has done, all the things he’s put her through?” But, like, she puts up with me. She puts up with how much I care about you. She puts up with our history. She puts up with our family. She puts up with all of that.

Steffy: Yeah, but hope and i are past that. There’s– we don’t have any issues–

Liam: That– that’s my point. That’s what I’m saying. I mean, maybe hope just really is that generous, and… I can’t see it because… I’m not.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Steffy: Liam, I– I gotta get to work.

Liam: Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

Steffy: But just know that… thomas is in a much better place, okay? My father has forgiven him, and thomas knows how lucky he is to have it, have this chance, and I promise you, he is not gonna sabotage it. Okay? It’ll be fine. Like I said, I promise, all right? All right, I gotta head out.

Liam: Okay.

Ridge: My father built this company for his kids, and now I wanna share it with you guys. Thomas, can you please just tell him how good it would be to have him on board?

Thomas: Well, honestly, I– I don’t know if he needs to come on board, or wants to. I mean, I’ve been seeing the stuff you’ve been doing recently. It’s– it’s innovative, and I’m impressed.

Rj: Thanks, man.

Ridge: How is that helping, thomas?

Taylor: You know what, why don’t you just be happy that rj’s home?

Ridge: I am–

Thomas: Okay, look, look. Hey. You’re a forrester, right? You’re rj, ridge jr. If you want a place here at the company, it’s yours. You have birthright here as much as I do.

Ridge: Well said. And very true.

Rj: Come on, dad. You don’t want all of your kids working here, do you?

Thomas: Hey. Just know you’re welcome.

Rj: I appreciate it.

Brooke: Okay. I can understand why your father wants you to work here. I would love to have you here as well. But, we, as your parents, we’re not gonna be pushy. We’re going to allow you to follow your own path.

Ridge: Yeah. What your mom said, absolutely. As long as your own path, maybe it leads you back here into this office, that’s all.

Brooke: [ Laughs ] Oh, god.

Ridge: What? When you dare to transform your hair

Liam: Sorry! Sorry, sorry, sorry. Hi!

Wyatt: I was just texting you.

Liam: I know, yeah.

Wyatt: You totally missed the meeting, man.

Liam: Okay, I– it was–

[ Laughs ] Got here soon as I could. Just a last-minute thing, wasn’t– wasn’t something I planned.

Wyatt: Oh, unlike this meeting that’s been on the books for weeks now.

Liam: Are you okay? Did you handle it?

Wyatt: Yes, I’m fine.

Liam: All right.

Wyatt: And yes, that’s what I do. Probably better you weren’t here anyway. You’d screw things up. Clients like me better.

Liam: Oh my god, yeah, you’re not upset at all.

Wyatt: I will be if you think you’re gonna get a free lunch out of this.

Liam: I mean, I’m a little hungry–

Wyatt: Nope.

Liam: Why?

Wyatt: ‘Cause you gotta work a little bit for me to be able–

Liam: No. Just–

Wyatt: No. Expense account–

Liam: One–

Wyatt: No.

Liam: One appetizer.

Wyatt: I’m gonna tell dad.

Liam: I’ll eat my spring rolls, you can give me the whole play-by-play of how you, you know, closed the deal and saved the company and yadda-yadda-yadda.

Wyatt: You know what? I got a better idea.

Liam: What?

Wyatt: How about you tell me where the hell you were? Because I know you, and I know something’s eating at you. So why’d you bail on me?

Liam: I was with steffy.

Taylor: Okay, so, sorry to interrupt. This is– this is pretty wonderful, huh?

Ridge: Yeah.

Hope: It absolutely is, because I can’t believe that rj didn’t tell anyone that he was coming home.

Taylor: Okay, well, if your mom had known, she would’ve– she wouldn’t have been able to keep it to herself. She would’ve been too excited.

Hope: Yeah, it’s true.

Rj: Hey, thomas? I think we need to have a little talk.

Thomas: I think I know what this is about.

Rj: You up to your old tricks again, thomas?

Thomas: Yeah, look, um… I did some pretty terrible things. I hurt both of our families. But I’m not gonna do anything like that again.

Rj: So I’ve heard.

Thomas: Yeah, look, I– I was ostracized from the family, from the company and it hurt, really bad, but it caused me to turn inward, you know, look at myself and figure out my issues and I think I did, so I think I am a different person now.

Rj: Okay. I– I hope so.

Thomas: Hey, we all change, right? Even you.

Rj: Listen, I– I’ve been away for a while, thomas, doing my own thing, but that doesn’t mean I was kept out of the loop. I kept up with everything, okay? So, like, I just– like I told mom and dad, I just– I don’t wanna get involved in any family drama, okay?

Thomas: I don’t wanna start any.

Rj: I still have to put you on notice. I can’t let you mess around with my mom and dad again, or my big sister.

Thomas: Yeah. I respect that.

Rj: Okay.

Thomas: So, we’re good?

Rj: Yeah. Yeah, we’re– we’re good. I don’t know, I figure if our moms could get along, at least become friends, there’s no reason we can’t be.

[ Taylor and brooke chattering ]

[ Laughing & chatting ]

Thomas: Yeah. You know, I, uh… I never thought I would see that happening.

Rj: Yeah, it’s gonna take some getting used to. Now, I’m not gonna lie, it’s actually one of the reasons I came back. Mom and taylor have been rivals, I think, for my entire life?

[ Chuckles ] Like, I had to see it for myself.

Thomas: Yeah, I know. I know. Hey, look, um… we, uh, we haven’t exactly been that close recently, but you know you’re my half-brother and we can change that, right? We can spend more time together and I think we should. Well, hey, I mean, we have the same name, right? But you got stuck with our dad’s name too, and that– that kinda sucks.

Rj: [ Laughs ] Yeah. Yeah, it’s definitely– it’s hard to make a name for yourself when you share yours with someone as legendary as ridge forrester.

Thomas: Yeah, no kidding.

[ Both chuckling ]

Brooke: Wow! Lots of laughing coming from over here.

Ridge: Yeah, what are you guys talking about?

Rj: Oh, you know, just the trials and tribulations of being forrester men, saddled with the insurmountable legacy of our amazingly talented and well-respected father.

Thomas: Well put.

Rj: How will we ever measure up?

[ Laughs ]

Steffy: Dad, charlie’s going on about some huge surprise? What’s–

Rj: Surprise.

Steffy: Rj?

[ Rj laughs ] Oh, my god. Rj! What? Oh, my goodness!

[ Laughing ] Oh, my god. I don’t feel my age. Why should my skin?

Wyatt: You missed the meeting because you were with steffy?

Liam: Well, ye– and traffic was awful, by the way.

Wyatt: Dude, we have been working on this deal for weeks now. I cleared my whole afternoon.

Liam: Yeah, it’s not like I wanted to be late, man. I– I just, time got away from me, I’m sorry.

Wyatt: Time got away from you.

Liam: I texted you and I told you I was running late.

Wyatt: Oh, must’ve been some kind of emergency, then, with kelly? Better have been.

Liam: Kind of.

Wyatt: Hm.

Liam: Kind of a mini-emergency. She left her homework at steffy’s, and then– and then we started talking, and, uh, yeah. That’s all.

Wyatt: About?

Liam: What do you think? Thomas.

Wyatt: Great. Our favorite person.

Liam: Who’s– who’s our server today? Is it–

Wyatt: Mm-mm. Uh-uh. No foodsie ’til you explainsie–

Liam: Why?

Wyatt: What’s going on? I thought you and steffy already got into this?

Liam: We did. We have. We’ve– she– she’s still insisting that I have nothing to worry about.

Wyatt: Is there any reason why you should be?

Liam: I– I– I want to believe her. I do.

Wyatt: Okay. So then you’re gonna stop bugging her? You’re gonna stop flaking on meetings and everything? Is that it?

Liam: Oh, my god, wyatt. It’s this one time.

Wyatt: Yeah, but it’s just not like you! You’re mr. Reliable! Okay, if this is gonna throw you off your game here, then you need to find some way to get past it. We got quarterlies coming up.

Liam: Then we want the same thing because I do wanna find a way past it, and that’s why i was talking to steffy. I want– I want– I want… assurance.

Wyatt: And did you get it? Because I don’t wanna hear that you bailed on me for nothing.

Liam: Steffy says that she and thomas and the whole family are in a really good place right now, so…

Wyatt: Aw. Terrific.

Liam: Maybe that means thomas will keep his damn head on straight.

Wyatt: Fine. I forgive you.

Liam: Aw–

Wyatt: A little bit. A little bit. Because I know steffy and the family have been going through a lot lately, with the sheila thing and ridge going mia and thomas disappearing and reappearing like a magic act.

Liam: See? You get it. Forresters need all the good news they can get right now. And I need all the bruschetta I can eat right now. Please? Please? Please.

Wyatt: Fine.

Liam: Yes!

Steffy: I can’t believe you’re here. Where have you been hiding? Why didn’t anyone tell me that you were here?

Rj: Well, nobody knew.

Brooke: He just showed up.

Rj: Yeah, I wanted to surprise everybody.

Steffy: Well, you succeeded. Look at dad’s face.

Ridge: What about my face?

Steffy: Your face. [ Laughs ] No, it’s lit up. So is brooke’S.

Brooke: I know. We’re so happy.

Steffy: I can tell. Especially dad. You must be so happy to have your son back. No offense, thomas.

Thomas: No taken, stef.

Taylor: [ Chuckles ] And these two are actually getting along.

Steffy: Kinda like you and brooke.

Rj: Steffy, you’re still a rock star.

Steffy: Obviously. See, this is the kind of energy we need around here, okay?

Rj: Oh, no, please, don’t you also start. He’s– he’s enough to handle. You’re a whole lot tougher.

Thomas: She is pretty tough.

Steffy: Yeah.

Rj: Nothing can keep you down, steffy.

Steffy: I could say the same about you, mr. Adventure-seeker. What, you were, like, scaling mountains and jumping off of them? So, what are you doing now? What brings you back to L.A.?

Rj: Aw, you know, I’ve just got some opportunities, but i really wanna just stick around, spend some time with my family.

Steffy: I think that’s an excellent idea.

Brooke: I think it’s a great idea. Yeah.

Ridge: And you know what? We still haven’t figured out what he’s gonna do for a job while he’s here, but that can wait. We don’t have to do that right now, just because I have a request.

Rj: If he tells you to offer me a job, I already have one.

Ridge: Okay, “request” is not the right word. I– I have, um… I have an idea. And this is something that would mean a lot to me, and it’s actually the first time we can do it, because these two ladies finally get along, and I’m totally on board.

Taylor: Okay, what– what is it? What?

Ridge: Can we just all get together and have a picture of the two mothers and all the kids? Can we do that, please?

Brooke: Oh, a picture? Yeah. We should do that. Let’s do it. Okay, rj, come here!

[ Overlapping chatter ]

Hope: Here, I can take it.

Ridge: No! I– no, you’re gonna be in the picture.

Hope: Okay, so then are you gonna do it?

Ridge: Hang on. Yeah, you need to be in it because you’re not my daughter, but you’re part of my family, have been for a long time, so.

Hope: Okay. I love that.

Ridge: Okay. You. Eat your heart out. This is how you do selfies.

Rj: Oh, all right, dad.

Steffy: Gotta turn it the other way.

Rj: Come on, show me how it’s done.

Ridge: I got it! This, right?

Taylor: Well, you– yeah.

Steffy: Go like that.

Rj: There you go.

Ridge: Oh, yeah, yeah.

Steffy: Okay, your thumb’s–

Ridge: I can’t even believe–

[ All complaining ] Hey, shh, shh! Stop, stop, stop! Just take a moment, take this moment. Look at us. We got half-brothers and half-sisters and mothers and dads, and we’re all here, and… people always tell me I– I have two families, and I don’T. I have one. One beautiful, blended family, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

[ Mouthing ] Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Taylor: Very nice speech.

Ridge: All right, we’ll start from the beginning. Okay, what do I do?

Steffy: Hit the button.

Taylor: Make sure you get all of our heads.

Rj: There you go. Big circle.

Ridge: Yeah, yeah. I know!

Brooke: You got it.

Ridge: Okay.

Steffy: No, don’t go–

Taylor: Don’t go up.

Ridge: Okay, ready?

Brooke: Okay.

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General Hospital Character Description: Willow Tait

KATELYN MACMULLEN (Willow) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Willow Tait


Willow is a sweet but very strong woman. She was raised by her adopted mother in a cult, never knowing that Nina was her real mother and that Silas was her father. The late Nelle is her sister. Her grandmother, Madeline, sold her and Nelle when they were babies so that she could keep comatose Nina’s fortune.

Despite having such a tragic childhood, Willow stays optimistic and kind. She was a teacher and now has her own children. Wiley is Nelle’s daughter, but Willow has raised her like her own after her first child died.  Willow got leukemia in 2022 but married Michael and will probably recover.

Willow’s friends include Sasha and Brook Lynn.

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General Hospital Character Description: Curtis Ashford

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Curtis Ashford


Curtis came to town in 2018. He’s had many jobs, including soldier, cop, private eye and club owner. He was addicted to drugs before he came to town, but he kicked them. He and Jordan have had an on-again, off-again relationship. He’s had the same relationship with Portia.  Both women lied to him, and so did his Aunt Stella and his mother, but he loves them all. His father, Marshall, came to town, and they reunited after years. Marshall had faked his own death because he got into some legal trouble and because he was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia 40 years ago.

TJ is his nephew and Trina is probably his daughter. Although Curtis runs a nightclub, he still sometimes helps out local law enforcement or does PI work for friends. Curtis is a hero and all-around great guy.

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General Hospital Character Description: Cody Bell

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Cody Bell


Cody is a fairly nice guy with some rough edges. He has trouble connecting with people. He doesn’t always say or do the right thing and can easily get in trouble. He works well with horses and gets along with children. His biological father is Mac Scorpio and his mom was Dominique. He’s an old friend of Dante’s from childhood summer camp.

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Days Update Wednesday, April 26, 2023


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Gabi and Stefan wake up in bed together. They talk about how they used to live in the DiMera Mansion as they kiss. Stefan says now they are back where they belong and soon Gabi’s divorce to Li will be final and they’ll be together forever. They decide to go for another round and continue kissing in bed.

EJ sits in the living room and thinks back to hearing Nicole on the phone about keeping a secret from him. Nicole walks in and points out that he hasn’t touched his breakfast, so she asks for his thoughts.

Eric and Sloan have breakfast at the Brady Pub. Eric points out that she has hardly touched her breakfast and guesses she’s still thinking about Paulina’s rant. Sloan complains that every time something awful happens, she gets blamed for it and it’s so unfair. Sloan apologizes and says she should focus on the positives like her and Eric officially being a thing now so to hell with everything else. Melinda then walks in and accuses Sloan of drugging everyone’s breakfast in Salem.

Rafe greets Jada at the police station and promises that he’s not hallucinating anymore and even skipped breakfast to be sure. Abe arrives and declares that he is not happy with them. Rafe asks what’s wrong. Abe says he doesn’t give a damn about the kiss between them while Rafe was hallucinating but complains that there has been no arrest in this drugging debacle and the only person to pay the price is Chanel. Abe questions what the holdup is and why Sloan is still walking the streets.

Chanel and Talia are at the Bakery as Chanel complains about no customers coming anymore. Talia apologizes and says the breakfast biscuits were her recipe so she feels guilty. Chanel asks why since it’s not like she drugged the biscuits so she asks what she’s feeling guilty about. Talia thinks back to drugging the biscuits. Paulina then arrives and greets them. Chanel offers her a bear claw but Paulina says she’s not in the mood.

Nicole reminds EJ that he asked for her thoughts earlier and asks if something is bothering him. EJ claims he’s just tired and complains about the racket coming from Stefan’s room last night.

Gabi and Stefan joke about being heard downstairs and say they love each other. Gabi says she could stay like this with him all day. Stefan reminds her that they have pretty important plans today as they kiss.

Sloan tells Melinda that it’s one thing for Paulina to make an accusation with no proof but calls it despicable and unethical for someone with a law degree to do the same. Melinda argues that Sloan is the only person that hates Chanel enough to want to kill her business. Melinda adds that the idea of Chanel and Paulina framing Sloan is ridiculous. Eric points out that there is no evidence so this is slander. Melinda calls this personal since she was drugged and ended up assaulting Stefan DiMera and spending the night at the hospital with Rafe in the room across from her. Sloan asks why she should give a damn since she had nothing to do with it. Melinda warns that Sloan has caught the wrong powerful people in her net. Melinda declares that she will make sure Sloan goes down for this and goes away for a long time.

Rafe tells Abe that they don’t have the evidence they need to tie Sloan to any of this. Abe questions there being no fingerprints or security footage. Rafe mentions that Jada interviewed Chanel and Talia, who accidentally left the security camera off. Jada mentions that Talia is still new at the job. Abe repeats that Sloan is still walking the streets. Jada points out that they can’t be sure it was Sloan.

Chanel assures Paulina that they checked the security footage this morning so no one could have tampered with these. Paulina admits she was worried about everyone being drugged but she knows there’s no way they could have been tampered with this time, so she’ll take a tray of bear claws to support her. Paulina talks about how much she loves the bakery. Chanel says she doesn’t have to prove anything as they know she’s on their side. Chanel cries that the business is doing really bad for the first time ever and they all know Sloan is to blame. Chanel complains that Sloan came to Salem to ruin her and now she is succeeding as her plan to destroy her is going really well. Paulina hugs Chanel as Talia watches on. Paulina swears she won’t stand by while Sloan continues to attack them. Paulina’s phone rings so she says she’ll be right back as she goes to answer it. Chanel tells Talia that she loves her mom, but Paulina can’t convince everyone to trust their treats. Chanel worries that she won’t be able to keep Talia hired. Talia tells her not to worry about her right now and encourages that they will be fine. Talia insists the bakery will make a grand recovery and be better than ever. Chanel appreciates her optimism but remains uncertain and tells Talia to keep her options open. Talia states that she is a baker now and this is where she belongs. Chanel repeats that there is zero money coming in and she can’t work for free. Talia says she can because she believes in her. Talia knows she’s new to all of this but says working with Chanel feels right like it was meant to be. Chanel calls her the best and hugs her.

Abe questions if Rafe and Jada are saying they believe Sloan is innocent. Jada repeats that they have no evidence, so it’s her job to study the facts and keep an open mind. Rafe agrees and asks if it’s possible that Abe is still close to this which could be clouding his judgment. Abe admits it is deeply personal. Abe declares that he loves his family and this town while right now, both are under attack.

Sloan tells Melinda that she can make threats but if the cops had anything on her, she’d be in custody. Melinda calls it fairly obvious that the crime happened the night before so she suggests Sloan work on inventing an alibi. Eric steps in and informs her that she doesn’t have to because Sloan was with him all night. Melinda says they better hope someone can back them up but Eric says when they spend the night together, it’s just the two of them together.

EJ complains to Nicole about Stefan moving Gabi back in to his family home without consulting him and says he should start eviction proceedings. Stefan walks in and reminds EJ that his name is on the deed since he owned the place before being shot. Gabi joins him and remarks that it feels wonderful to be back home. Stefan calls it a beautiful day. EJ warns that there could be a storm coming. Stefan remarks that he wouldn’t want to get caught in it and decides they better get to work. EJ says he’s heading there too and he’s sure Nicole and Gabi can hold things down here. Stefan then reveals that Gabi is coming with them because he hired her. EJ questions Stefan not running it by him and suggests he go ahead and fire her which they argue over. EJ reminds Stefan that as co-CEOs, every executive level hire must be approved by both of them. Stefan explains that Gabi is not coming on as an executive. Nicole jokes that she must be joining the custodial staff. Stefan reveals that Gabi will be a consultant which he doesn’t need approval on. Stefan remarks that it looks like EJ got caught in the rain.

Sloan asks Melinda if she’s going to put an ex-priest in front of a jury and accuse him of lying. Melinda suggests reminding the jury that Eric posed illegally as a paralegal to interfere in a police investigation which she recalls Sloan not being too happy about it but remarks that things have changed. Sloan tells Melinda that she can go now because they would like to enjoy their breakfast alone in peace, so Melinda then walks out of the Pub. Sloan thanks Eric for having her back. Eric encourages that she did great and asks what’s wrong. Sloan knows she came off confident and it seems like she can prove her innocence, but she admits she’s terrified that they are coming for her and they’re not going to miss.

Rafe tells Jada that the trick seems to be nailing down exactly when the biscuits got drugged. Jada agrees that will help eliminate suspects and suggests starting now. Jada figures they should start from the beginning with the source.

Paulina joins Chanel and Talia and tries to convince customers to come to the Bakery. Chanel then gets a call from Jada and asks if she arrested Sloan. Jada responds that the investigation is still ongoing so she wants to go over everything with her again. Chanel says she already told her everything she knows which isn’t much. Chanel says she gets it and hangs up. Chanel informs Talia that she has to go to the police station and they want Talia there too.

EJ tells Stefan that they have no need for a consultant. Stefan says they have an urgent need and he hopes Gabi can assist them in building the company to get rid of as much waste as possible. Gabi can’t wait to dive right in. Stefan declares that Gabi’s first order of business will be to evaluate EJ. EJ argues that he’s been focusing on the day to day of the company while Stefan has been wasting company time trying to divert Li’s shares to Gabi. EJ decides he might need a consultant of his own and asks Nicole if she’s interested in the position. Nicole reminds EJ that she has a job at Basic Black. EJ says she has served them well there but at Basic Black, she is off on her own with Brady and working remotely. EJ invites Nicole to come aboard at DiMera Enterprises where she can work by his side and make great use of her talents. Nicole calls it sudden but accepts the job. EJ declares that it will be one big happy family at corporate headquarters from now on.

Paulina remains at the Bakery and tries calling out free samples to customers. Abe comes by and jokes about changing her careers. Paulina complains that Sloan’s attacks have hit Chanel’s business harder than they could have imagined. Paulina encourages Abe to try a sample to help convince the customers. Abe hesitates but accepts and calls it delicious. Abe shouts out that it’s the perfect way to start their day but Paulina points out that still no one is coming. Abe calls it a shame and asks where Chanel is. Paulina explains that Rafe and Jada called her and Talia to the police station to go over everything that happened. Paulina hopes they can finally burst Sloan’s balloon.

Chanel and Talia go to the police station. Rafe thanks them for coming back in. Chanel thinks they would save a lot of time by just arresting Sloan. Jada assures that if the evidence leads to Sloan, they will do just that. Jada suggests Chanel stay and have a chat. Talia questions them talking to them separately. Rafe explains that they will take both accounts with no distractions. Rafe then takes Talia to the interrogation room. Jada sits with Chanel and thanks her again for coming in. Chanel repeats that she’s already told her everything she knows. Jada wants her to tell her everything again starting from baking the biscuits. Chanel states that it was Talia’s recipe.

Rafe tells Talia that he knows this is intense but promises it’s just routine so she has no need to be nervous. Talia assures that she’s not nervous and wants to help find whoever is doing this to her friend Chanel and trying to ruin her business and her life.

Chanel tells Jada that all their ingredients were delivered by their regular service that afternoon, so they couldn’t have been tampered with before they got to work and they didn’t stray from Talia’s recipe.

Talia talks to Rafe about making a lot of biscuits and giving away free samples then they set aside the dough.

Chanel tells Jada about closing the Bakery a little earlier, she and Talia went their separate ways, and then she went home to Paulina.

Talia reminds Rafe that after closing down, she came to the police station and talked to him. Rafe recalls she was looking for Jada. Talia admits maybe she was a little too pushy in talking about Rafe’s possible feelings for Jada. Rafe asks where Talia went after leaving the station. Talia says she went back to the town square.

Chanel tells Jada that she went back to the town square to pick up dinner for her and Paulina and she was really angry after Paulina told her about Sloan’s threatening texts, then she ran in to Sloan.

Talia tells Rafe that she got to the square just in time because Chanel and Sloan were having a knock down, drag out fight, so she had to stop them. Talia mentions Sloan saying cruel things about Chanel and Paulina and then stormed off. Talia adds that Chanel was very upset and had a cut on her arm, so she tried to calm her down.

Chanel tells Jada about how Talia patched her up with the first aid kit at the bakery and the dough was still there, resting and untouched. Chanel mentions they turned off the security system when they went in so no one could have gotten in before then.

Talia tells Rafe that when they were done, Chanel invited her to have dinner with her and her family which excited her so much that she forgot to turn the alarm back on and guesses she wasn’t thinking.

Chanel tells Jada that she returned to work at 5 AM which Jada notes leaves 12 hours unaccounted for.

Talia blames herself and can’t believe she forgot to turn the alarm back on.

Chanel tells Jada that it’s not Talia’s fault as it’s not like she was in the habit of turning the security system on as she hasn’t been working there that long. Jada asks about dinner. Chanel says there’s not much to tell and that they just had dinner from the bistro and sat around talking.

Talia tells Rafe that she went straight home after dinner.

Chanel tells Jada that she knows the rest and it was a total disaster. Rafe and Talia then come out from the interrogation room. Rafe thanks Chanel and Talia for coming in again. Chanel hopes it helps them lock up Sloan for good as she’s the only one who would do this. Talia agrees and can’t think of anyone else who would want to hurt Chanel like this. Jada tells Talia that she will see her at home later. Chanel tells Talia that she’s just going to go lock up for the day. Talia encourages that customers will come back as they exit. Melinda arrives and asks if there’s a new development. Rafe says they were just going over the timeline. Melinda says they have their work cut out for them as she just saw Sloan and she has a solid alibi in Eric Brady spending the night with her. Jada argues that Sloan could have slipped out during the night while Eric was asleep. Melinda wishes her luck proving that and asks if there are any other suspects. Jada says they are working on it.

Sloan calls it a hell of a way to start the day. Eric encourages that the truth is on her side. Sloan worries that doesn’t matter but insists that she did not drug the dough. Sloan says someone did and made everyone in town go totally nuts, including Eric and Nicole.

Nicole tells EJ that he outdid himself and she was impressed. EJ knows he put her on the spot but he knew he could count on her as he hugs her. Stefan and Gabi come downstairs and ask if they are ready to go. Stefan suggests they carpool and tells EJ to drive as they exit the mansion.

Eric asks Sloan who else has it in for Chanel. Sloan complains that everyone in town seems to love Chanel and Paulina. Sloan notes that Melinda did make one good point that Chanel and Paulina wouldn’t hurt Chanel’s business just to get at her. Eric agrees and says they first must figure out who the intended target was. Sloan wonders if it was Chanel or her.

Rafe and Jada go over when Chanel and Talia left the bakery without setting the security system and then they both had dinner with Paulina and Abe. Rafe notes that Talia went straight home while Chanel stayed behind and they didn’t see each other again until 5 AM the next morning. Jada stops and questions what he just said.

Chanel returns to the town square and thanks Paulina for watching over the Bakery and says she’s just going to close up for the day. Paulina asks how it went at the police station. Chanel says she will fill her in later, but worries that she’s going to lose her bakery. Paulina promises that she won’t let that happen and offers to cook a meal for her and Talia tonight and then they can figure out how to get her business running again. Chanel calls that really sweet but says she already sent Talia home for the day.

Talia goes to someone’s hotel room.

Rafe doesn’t understand as he just asked Jada what happened after Talia and Chanel left the Bakery but she hasn’t answered and seems kinda upset. Jada reveals that she just realized what Talia told him is not true.

Talia arrives at the hotel room of a man, who says it’s about time as he brings her inside and they begin kissing.

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Days Update Tuesday, April 25, 2023


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Johnny sits in the town square and tries to call Wendy but she doesn’t answer. Chanel approaches and asks if something is wrong. Johnny informs her that Wendy is rejecting his calls and is obviously still upset about him proposing to Chanel. Chanel asks if Wendy heard they were drugged., like everyone else who ate the tainted biscuits. Johnny says apparently not because Wendy left town to see Tripp.

In Seattle, Washington, Wendy tells Tripp that Johnny called her four more times, so she blocked him. Tripp questions why Johnny is calling her if he’s marrying Chanel. Wendy guesses Johnny wants to alleviate his guilt but refuses to give him the satisfaction. Wendy declares that she doesn’t want to deal with Johnny, especially since she and Tripp are technically on their first date. Tripp asks how it’s going for her. Wendy says it’s going great and she can’t wait to see what he has planned next.

In Greece, Chad and Stephanie thank Harris for rescuing them from Thomas Banks. Kayla asks who he is, so Stephanie introduces her to Harris. Harris tells her that he’s glad she’s safe. Kayla points out that she is, but Steve isn’t and he’s being held captive. Stephanie says that Harris will never believe who kidnapped her parents. Harris reveals that he actually knows who it was.

At the edge of the cliff in Greece, Bo declares that the only way he can be the man he’s meant to be is to get rid of Hope. Bo then aims his gun at Hope. Hope says no and tells Bo to listen to her. Hope calls him Bo Brady and says that is who he is, the best man she knows and the love of her life which will never change. Hope adds that she knows his love for her is never going to change no matter what he says or does. Hope declares that the one fundamental truth between them is that they love each other to the very depths of their soul. Bo continues having flashbacks. Hope adds that no matter what happens here, nothing will ever extinguish their love. Hope says so many people tried to keep them apart but they couldn’t do it and they’ve overcome every obstacle in their way. Hope says Bo can tell himself that he’s better off without her but he will never believe it. Hope adds that his heart is tugging at him because it’s the truest part of him and it knows he belongs with her. Hope reminds Bo that she is his Fancyface as they flashback to their relationship over the years. Bo holds back tears as Hope seems to have gotten through to him, but Shawn and Steve arrive and upon seeing Bo holding Hope at gunpoint, Shawn shoots Bo. Hope then rushes to Bo’s side to check on him and cries over him on the ground.

Chad asks how Harris knows it was Bo that kidnapped Steve and Kayla. Harris explains that he ran in to Bo at Victor’s childhood home. Stephanie questions him not saying anything. Harris apologizes for not speaking up sooner. Chad understands he didn’t want to lose Hope. Stephanie argues that her parents lives were in danger. Harris says that he asked Bo where Kayla was but he denied it, so he just believed that Bo would not hurt his own sister. Stephanie asks what if he did. Harris admits he was wrong for not telling everybody and he’s sorry. Harris adds that he finally came clean to Hope. Kayla asks if he told her about Bo. Harris says he sent her to the villa but he didn’t tell her that Bo is alive. Kayla says that she obviously knows now and she can’t imagine what Hope is going through.

Hope breaks down crying over Bo. Steve takes Shawn’s phone to call for help. Shawn apologizes to Hope and says he saw that Bo had his gun pointed at Hope. Hope understands but insists that Bo wasn’t going to hurt her. Shawn asks how she knows since Harris said that Bo had been brainwashed. Hope declares that she got through to him and Bo came back to her as she cries over his body.

Chanel tells Johnny that she’s sorry to hear that Wendy left town, but suggests giving her space and then explaining what happened when she gets back. Johnny worries that Wendy and Tripp could be together by then. Chanel asks what else he can do. Johnny says he was going to go to Seattle tonight but his flight got cancelled. Johnny then gets an alert that his texts are not going through so he realizes Wendy blocked his number. Johnny declares that the drugged biscuits really screwed everything up. Chanel says he can blame Sloan for that. Johnny asks if the police proved it was her. Chanel says not yet but it’s so obvious. Johnny tells Chanel that he’s really sorry she’s going through all of this. Leo approaches and calls them Salem’s newly engaged couple, then asks when the wedding day is.

Tripp admits to Wendy that he hadn’t thought of anything else for their date yet but he’s not giving up. Tripp decides they are going out. Wendy suggests going to the club. Tripp jokes about his bad dance moves so they decide against that. Tripp suggests going to the pier and riding the Ferris wheel but Wendy is afraid of getting stuck. Tripp encourages that it will be fun. Wendy says they can just stay home but Tripp insists that she didn’t come all this way just to hang out in the apartment. Tripp promises that the Ferris wheel won’t get stuck and then they can walk along the pier and have cotton candy. Tripp vows to show her a good time, even if it kills him. Wendy accepts and they exit together.

Kayla says maybe seeing Hope will shake off Bo’s brainwashing. Kayla adds that Bo couldn’t bring himself to hurt Steve so she can’t imagine he would hurt Hope. Chad asks if he’s been in touch. Harris says no but Shawn arrived and went straight there, so he’s hoping to hear soon. Kayla feels they can’t wait since Steve is in trouble, so they need to go rescue him. Harris feels he’s the last person that Hope will want to see, so he will stay back and turn Thomas Banks in to local authorities. Stephanie tells him that he can’t because Thomas bribed them last time to get free. Harris decides he’ll contact the ISA then and return the prisms as well. Chad and Stephanie exit. Harris stops Kayla and tells her that he regrets not telling her the truth sooner and he’s really sorry as he just didn’t want to lose Hope.

Hope gets Bo in a hospital where doctors work to revive him as his blood pressure is dropping. They tell Hope she can’t be there but she refuses to leave until she knows he’s okay. Bo then flatlines so the doctor calls for the paddles.

Steve checks on Shawn. Shawn doesn’t know how he’s feeling as he is trying to process that his father is alive and now because of him, they might lose him all over again. Steve encourages that Bo is a fighter and after everything he’s been through, he doesn’t think one bullet will take him down. Shawn agrees that Bo has to be okay.

The doctor tries to revive Bo but are unsuccessful as Hope pleads with them. The doctor informs Hope that he’s so sorry but Bo is gone. Hope breaks down crying for Bo to wake up.

Leo tells Johnny and Chanel to give him all the details. Chanel doesn’t know what he’s heard. Leo responds that he heard all the tea as his sources told him that Johnny proposed to Chanel again and she said yes again. Johnny admits that’s true. Leo asks Chanel to show off the ring but Chanel says there isn’t one which Leo questions. Johnny hopes Leo will stop talking and go away as he shouts that he and Chanel are not getting married. Leo says he doesn’t have to yell and questions them being on again, off again. Chanel clarifies that Johnny is not interested in her anymore. Leo then asks if there’s someone else, claiming he won’t print it and is just curious. Chanel points out that if Johnny doesn’t tell him, he’ll just make something up. Johnny responds that he’s dating Wendy Shin. Leo notes that must have been awkward and asks how Wendy handled the news of his engagement.

Tripp and Wendy return to the apartment. Wendy jokes that when he said he’d show her a good time even if it killed him, she didn’t think he was being literal. Tripp points out that he told her the Ferris wheel wouldn’t get stuck while Wendy notes that they did not actually get on the Ferris wheel. Tripp wonders if he’s the only one to trip and fall while getting on to the Ferris wheel. Wendy laughs about how funny it was. Tripp complains that he injured himself while Wendy calls it just a bruise. Wendy adds that Tripp said he would show her a good time and she had one, even if it was at his expense.

Chad, Kayla, and Stephanie return to the wine cellar but find Steve is gone. Stephanie wonders if Bo took Steve somewhere else while Kayla suggests Hope could have got through to Bo and he let Steve go. Chad finds the hole in the wall and thinks Steve escaped. Kayla admits that sounds right. Stephanie wonders where Steve went.

Steve questions Shawn about Harris knowing Bo was alive and not saying anything, calling him a son of a bitch. Shawn explains that Harris didn’t want to lose Hope but his conscience got the better of him, so he sent Hope to the villa. Shawn adds that once Harris relayed the story to him, he raced over and didn’t know what to expect, then he gets there to see his dad pointing a gun at his mom. Shawn says all he could think was how Harris said Megan had turned Bo and that Bo had probably killed Kate, so there was no way he was going to let that happen to Hope too. Steve understands as it looked the same way to him. Shawn complains that they were both wrong as Hope had gotten through to Bo and he was the same man that they remember. Shawn cries that this means he shot his dad for no reason. Shawn worries about if Bo dies as Steve hugs him.

Hope pleads with the doctor to do something more but he says they’ve tried everything and he’s afraid it’s too late. Hope cries that she’s already lost Bo once and can’t do it again. Hope continues pleading with Bo to wake up. The doctor says he understands it’s difficult. Hope says they were apart for so long and she just got him back but they didn’t get any time together, so this can’t be how it ends. The doctor repeats that he’s very sorry but there’s nothing they can do as Bo is dead. Hope then faints and dreams of reuniting Bo without the part where Bo was shot.

Johnny explains to Leo that Wendy was obviously upset, but he hopes to smooth things over by explaining to her that he was high on biscuits. Leo questions these biscuits that everyone keeps talking about and if they are some new designer drug that he’s missing out on. Chanel clarifies that he’s talking about her breakfast biscuits. Leo questions her being the hookup. Chanel blames Sloan for half the town being on a hallucinogenic and suggests Leo put that in his column. Leo responds that he can’t because Sloan is threatening to sue him for libel, unless she has concrete proof. Chanel admits she doesn’t, so Leo says he will run his original story about Johnny and Chanel’s reunion. Chanel argues that they aren’t even together. Johnny adds that they only did this because of the drugs. Leo wonders if it’s possible that the drugs brought their true feelings to the surface as he then walks away.

Wendy brings Tripp frozen peas to put on his bruised ribs. Tripp says it’s fine but Wendy insists on helping with the swelling. They joke with each other and end up kissing.

Shawn tells Steve that he’s sorry. Steve hates to leave him like this but he needs to get to the lab to make sure Kayla is alright. Shawn tells him he should go and he’ll call if anything changes. Steve goes to give Shawn his phone back right when Stephanie calls. Steve answers and informs Stephanie that they are at a local hospital. Stephanie asks if they are alright. Steve responds that they are fine but it’s her uncle Bo.

Hope’s dream of reuniting with Bo continues where they agreed to never be apart again.

Chanel tells Johnny that Leo just lives for the drama and she already knows that Wendy is the one that Johnny wants to be with. Johnny says the question is if Wendy wants to be with him and worries that she probably hates him now. Chanel offers to help by trying to call Wendy. Johnny points out that Li already tried, so he doesn’t think Wendy will listen to her. Chanel decides she will call Tripp since they are friends and then she can explain to him what really happened.

Tripp and Wendy kiss until Tripp’s phone rings. Tripp worries that it could be about Kayla but sees that it’s Chanel. Wendy questions why she would be calling. Tripp doesn’t know but decides he should hear her out. Tripp answers and tells Chanel that he hears congratulations are in order. Chanel tells him that he has to let her explain. Chanel declares that what Wendy saw wasn’t real. Tripp asks if Wendy was hallucinating. Chanel responds that she wasn’t, but they were. Tripp questions what she’s talking about. Chanel explains that she and Johnny were not in their right minds and high on biscuits. Tripp is confused. Chanel knows it sounds crazy but she’s telling the truth that they accidentally ingested a powerful hallucinogenic along with a lot of other people. Chanel calls it a long story and declares that they are not engaged and that Johnny wants to be with Wendy.

Kayla, Stephanie, and Chad join Steve and Shawn at the hospital. Steve hugs Kayla and Stephanie, telling them how good it is to see them. Stephanie says she took Kayla to get checked out but she insisted on coming here. Kayla asks about Bo being shot. Steve confirms that Hope is in with him now. Chad questions what happened and who shot him. Shawn admits it was him and that he made a terrible mistake.

Hope continues dreaming of a romantic reunion with Bo. Hope then wakes up in the hospital with a woman named Angela from the trauma unit at her side. Hope looks over and sees Bo’s hospital bed is now empty, so she asks if they already took him. Angela reveals they took Bo in to surgery. Hope is thrilled and hugs her. Angela reveals that after Hope passed out, Bo’s heart began beating again and she’s never seen anything like it, calling it a miracle. Hope gives thanks to God. Angela clarifies that Bo is not out of the woods yet, but it’s clear that he is not giving up and she suspects that Hope may be the reason. Hope hugs her and thanks her.

Johnny tells Wendy on the phone that he was drugged and lost in his memories of his wedding to Chanel, but now that he’s sober, he swears that Wendy is the only woman he wants. Wendy says it sounds so crazy that it must be true. Johnny asks if she believes him. Wendy confirms that she does. Johnny says that makes him happy so now things can just go back to the way they were.

Stephanie brings Kayla some water and mentions that Chad went to the hotel to get some clothes for Kayla. Shawn questions there being no word on Bo. Kayla is sure tehy are doing their best. Shawn decides he’s going to get answers but Hope arrives and hugs him. Shawn asks about Bo. Hope admits she almost lost him again, but he’s in surgery. Hope hugs Kayla, thankful that she’s alright. Kayla asks about Hope getting through to Bo. Hope talks about how stubborn he is and says she just kept talking to him until she got through. Shawn remarks that Hope and Bo would be together now if it wasn’t for him.

Chad runs in to Harris at the hotel and asks how it went with Thomas Banks. Harris confirms he’s now in ISA custody and asks if they found Steve. Chad confirms they did and that everyone is at the hospital. Harris asks why the hospital and what happened.

Kayla assures Shawn that it was an accident as he had a split second to make a decision and did what he thought was best. Steve encourages focusing their energy on praying for Bo. The doctor enters and announces that Bo made it through surgery and his vitals have stabilized, but his injury caused a lot of damage to his system so there is a new complication. Hope asks what it is. The doctor then reveals that Bo has fallen in to a coma.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Kayla, Stephanie and Chad thanked Harris for saving them from Thomas Banks. Harris told them Bo was alive. He told them he knew about Bo but kept quiet. Stephanie yelled at him for keeping quiet. He said he knew he was wrong which was why he told Hope. He said he would take Thomas and the prisms back to the ISA while they go look for Steve. Harris apologized again for not saying anything about Bo. Hope cried over Bo’s body on the cliff. He still had a pulse, but he was losing blood. Steve called an ambulance from Shawn’s phone. Shawn went over to Bo and Hope. Shawn said Bo had a gun pointed at her. He said he didn’t know what to do. She said she got through to Bo. She said he wasn’t going to hurt her. Shawn said he shot his father. Hope put her face to Bo’s. When they got to the hospital, Hope yelled when Bo flatlined. She was upset when Bo flatlined. The doctor told her there was nothing they could do. The doctor said Bo was dead. She yelled at Bo to wake up.

Steve comforted Shawn at the hospital while they were waiting to find out about Bo. Shawn said he didn’t know if he was okay. He said he was trying to process his father being alive, but thanks to him he might be dead again. He said he just found out through Harris that his father killed Kate. He said there was no way he was going to let that happen to his mother. Steve said he understood. The situation looked the same way to him. Shawn said they were wrong. He said Bo called his mother Fancy Face so he shot him for nothing. When Kayla, Stephanie and Chad went to the wine cellar, Steve wasn’t there. Chad saw the hole in the wall. He thought that was how Steve escaped. Stephanie called Shawn. She was happy when Steve answered the phone. They left the cellar to go to the hospital. When they got to the hospital, Steve and Shawn told them what happened with Bo. Chad left to get clothes for Stephanie. He ran into Harris while he was there. He told him what happened. Hope passed out. She had a dream that things happened differently. She had a dream that she and Bo had a happy reunion at Victor’s childhood home. When she woke up, a nurse told her Bo’s heart started again. The nurse said Bo was in surgery. Hope went to the waiting room and saw Kayla and Steve. The doctor showed up and told them Bo made it through surgery but there was a complication. The doctor said Bo was in a coma.

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Days Short Recap Monday, April 24, 2023

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Hope was emotional when she saw Bo come through the door. She couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw him. She kissed and hugged him, but he didn’t respond to her. She couldn’t believe that Harris didn’t tell her that he was alive. Bo told her that he was the one who told him not to say anything. Shawn arrived at Harris’ place looking for Hope. Harris told him where she was. Shawn was shocked when he found out that Bo was alive. Kayla and Stephanie had a reunion at the lab. Bo told Hope that he was done with his old life in Salem. She couldn’t believe that. He said he wasn’t going back to Salem or her. She didn’t want to accept that because she knew they were the loves of each others’ lives. He told her that Steve was in the wine cellar. She wanted to check on him, but he told her not to do it. He put his gun on her and demanded that she go with him. Kayla told her about what happened to her and Steve. Stephanie and Chad were in shock by what they heard. Kayla told her that Bo kidnapped them. Stephanie couldn’t believe that Bo wasn’t the person she remembered. Kayla let her know that it was true. They were about to leave to get Steve when Thomas Banks arrived. Thomas showed up with a gun and pointed it at Chad.

Harris admitted that he lied to Hope about Bo. He told Shawn about his conversation with his father. Shawn was upset that he sent Hope to see Bo when he knew that he was dangerous. Harris received a text from Stephanie and he told him to find Bo and Hope while he went to help Stephanie and Chad. Chad wondered how Thomas got out of jail. Thomas told him that he bribed a cop to get out. He said he was there for the prisms. He also wanted to get revenge on Chad for shooting him. Stephanie tried to stop Thomas from shooting Chad, but he wanted to do it anyway. Harris walked in the room before he shot Chad. He put Thomas in a chokehold until he passed out. Bo wanted Hope to leave the house with him. Steve tried to get out of the cellar. He found a spoon and noticed the wall was weak. He dug a hole into wall and saw the other side. He put his hand through the wall and let himself out of the cellar. John, Marlena and Roman were shocked when Andrew told them about Bo being alive. He told them about the things Bo has done. Roman couldn’t believe that his brother would kill his wife. Andrew told them that Megan was telling the truth. Roman wanted to Statesville to confront her. He wanted to get more answers, but everyone talked him out of it. Steve went upstairs and called out to Bo and Kayla. He noticed Hope’s gun and left the house. Bo took Hope to a mountain top. He told her that he couldn’t have his new life with her in the world. He wanted to take care of the problem. Hope didn’t understand what he meant. He was tired of everyone forcing him to remember his old life. He pointed the gun at her, but she tried to get him to remember their lives together. She talked to him about their love and he started flashing back to them being together. She told him their love would last forever no matter what he did. He kept having memories of them being together. She closed her eyes and prepared for him to kill her. He suddenly lowered the gun. He called her “Fancy Face” and she was overjoyed. A shot happened suddenly and Bo collapsed. Hope screamed and turned around. She saw Shawn pointing his gun at Bo. Steve approached just as Shawn shot Bo. They watched Hope rush to Bo’s side to revive him.

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Y&R Best Lines Monday, April 24, 2023

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Billy: No comment. The family is requesting privacy at this moment. No need to call tomorrow ’cause you’re gonna get the same two words. Know them. Learn them. No comment.

Kyle: You doing the same thing I’ve been doing?

Billy: Trying to find new and exciting ways to tell these reporters to buzz off?

Kyle: Mm. Mariah’s coming back from maternity leave early to help us manage the situation.

Billy: That’s good. All hands on deck. We’ve been at this for a few hours right now and I don’t see it slowing down.

Kyle: I was hoping work would be an distraction from my family’s problems. Instead, the problems are swallowing up everything else.


Ashley: You okay? Sure I don’t have to ask you what that phone call was about.

Jack: What is happening to Diane is in travesty of justice.

Ashley: Okay, and you’re gonna set things straight.

Jack: Well, I’m certainly gonna help.

Ashley: What does that exactly mean? Who were you talking to?

Jack: Michael put me in touch with a financial forensics expert who is working on Diane’s defense.

Ashley: Okay. Well, Michael’s her attorney, so let him handle things, jack.

Jack: I’m trying to help him.

Ashley: What kind of help can you provide?

Jack: I am trying to save my fiancée from a life behind bars.

Ashley: I get it. So, you’re gonna make sure that once again, Diane doesn’t have to take responsibility for her actions.

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Victor: Tucker mccall. I’ll be damned.

Tucker: Morning. Uh, the deal is finalized. Contract signed. So congratulations, you’re now the proud owner of mccall unlimited.

Victor: Excellent. I have pre-approved the wire transfer, and I will put the money into your account as soon as we end this conversation. Anything else?

Tucker: Uh, no. No, that should be it.

Victor: Good. Well, tucker, on a personal level, you’re probably relieved no longer having to deal with the vicissitudes of running a huge company. So you’re free of any responsibility. No ties to anyone. Congratulations.

Ashley: So I thought that maybe things would be better now with diane gone, but no such luck. Even though she’s in jail, her presence is everywhere. Because jack is going on and on about how she’s innocent. He’s convinced. And he’s gonna do anything he can to save her, of course. But I couldn’t stand it anymore. I told him that this desire he has to marry diane is just gonna wreak havoc with our family and the company. And guess what his solution was. Again, he’s telling me I should move out. I can’t believe him.

Abby: Uh… mom, maybe uncle jack’s right? Maybe you should move out.

Sally: God, this is amazing. I mean, it’s just… amazing.

Nick: It is.

Sally: I mean, it’s like some kind of miracle that they can just take a picture of the baby, my baby, and here it is. In black and white. Its– its perfect little everything. And to hear the heartbeat again. Did you hear it?

Nick: Yeah, I did. Nice and strong.

Sally: Man, I… I thought I was in love with this little one before, but it’s–

Adam: It’s incredible.

[ Chuckles ] I can’t believe we’re having a little baby girl.

Christine: So where are things at with jeremy stark? Any luck tracking down my key witness?

Chance: Uh, nothing so far. This guy knows how to disappear. But this has fired me up even more to find him.

Christine: Well, I think michael might be searching for him too, since he and jack are certain that he’s the killer. I… wonder if he’s had better luck.

Jack: Glad you could make it.

Lauren: I have to say, I was very surprised to hear from you. I thought you’d be too busy trying to clear your fiancee of murder charges. You’ve certainly kept michael very busy.

Jack: Go ahead, say it. You hate me for convincing michael to take diane’s case. Hey! It’s your dry skin.

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Lauren: I could never hate you, jack. But I sure as hell wish that you had gotten another defense attorney.

Jack: I know how difficult it is for michael to be taking diane’s case right now.

Lauren: No, you really don’T. So you know what? I think we should just handle things the way that we’re handling things at home.

Jack: How is that?

Lauren: To not talk about it. We’re not saying a word because anything leads to an argument. And I could– I– I could really use a friend right now. And I think you could too.

Jack: Yeah.

Lauren: You seem very, very stressed.

Jack: Yeah, it’s been a tough time. Especially at home. Summer is understandably devastated. Kyle is shaken by the whole thing. The two of them aren’t talking. Ashley and I shouldn’t be in the same room together. Allie moved in with noah to get away from all the tension, and, well, tracy was the smart one and took off for new york. Anyway, I’m glad I have a purpose, a real goal, A… direction to occupy my days.

Lauren: Yeah. I mean, michael is so occupied– broke my own rule there.

Jack: How are you doing in all this? You just lost your best friend.

Lauren: I miss phyllis… every day.

Jack: Yeah, it’s a big loss for a lot of us.

Lauren: And I just don’t see a resolution that’s gonna give anyone any peace.

Ashley: Are you taking jack’s side?

Abby: I’m not taking a side. It’s just if you’re so unhappy–

Ashley: It’s my home.

Abby: And you’re miserable there.

Ashley: I’m not gonna let jack chase me away.

Abby: It’s not a turf war, mom.

Ashley: It kind of is, and you’re clearly taking jack’s side.

Abby: I’m not, I just want you to find some sort of peace of mind.

Ashley: Okay, but I’m not gonna let my brother kick me out of my home.

Abby: Okay. Well, since you’re clearly gonna be stubborn about this, I’m gonna go to the kitchen and check on a couple things. But when I come back, if you’d like to look at some video of dominic at the zoo yesterday, it’s so cute. He is all about the giraffes.

Ashley: I would love to see that. That’ll cheer me up.

Abby: Okay.

Adam: Doesn’t it look like she’s sucking her thumb?

Sally: [ Laughs ] Totally.

[ Laughs ]

Nick: I’m glad the appointment was moved from yesterday to today. Built up the anticipation.

Sally: I’m sorry, what?

Nick: I was saying, it really worked out that the sonogram was moved from yesterday to today.

[ Chuckles ] You know, this baby’s gonna be very lucky. It will be spoiled by every member of the newman family.

Sally: Oh, yeah. Not really exactly ready to face that fact.

Adam: Yeah, why don’t you just let us enjoy this perfect moment before unleashing the threat of the newmans?

Nick: I’m just saying. It’s gonna be loved.

Sally: Agreed. Yeah, our… little girl is going to have a whole lot of love. Some might say more than her fair share. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Adam: She’s already spectacular.

Sally: Little chamomile.

[ Both laughing ]

Sally: What’s up?

Nick: It’s nothing that can’t wait.

Sally: If you need to go deal with work, you can go. I mean, you were already here for the big reveal at the doctor’s office. If you need to go, go.

Nick: I probably should get it out of the way.

Sally: Okay, yeah. Don’t worry about me.

Nick: I’ll call you afterwards.

Sally: Yeah. You walking out too?

Adam: No, you can go ahead.

Nick: Oh, okay. I’ll call you later.

Sally: Bye.

[ Clears throat ] Are you thinking that she looks like you? ‘Cause I gotta be honest, I think she looks a little bit more like me.

[ Laughs ]

Adam: You don’t think that there’s miracles, and then you see something like this little girl. Our baby girl.

Abby: Here you go, dad.

Victor: Thank you, sweetheart. There we go. Now, wait a minute. Your mother ran out of here in a hurry. What was that all about?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Uncle jack and mom have turned their home into a war zone over diane, so I was trying to convince her to move out for a while.

Victor: I don’t think your mother can be convinced to move out of her own home.

Abby: You know her so well.

Victor: I don’t blame her being frustrated with people who are defending diane jenkins. My goodness. There you are, son.

Nick: Hey, dad. Hey, abby.

Abby: Hi. Can I get you a coffee or anything?

Nick: Uh, no, thanks. I’m not gonna be here that long.

Abby: Okay. Don’t break anything.

Victor: We won’T.

Nick: What’s up? I was in the middle of something important.

Victor: I just purchased mccall. The deal is finalized.

Nick: Well, there you go. You got what you wanted. That has nothing to do with me, though.

Victor: Well, it does, son, because adam will run it. And the company is in somewhat bad shape. Will take quite some effort to straighten it up.

Nick: Oh, I’m sure. Why are you telling me this?

Victor: I want you to join adam at mccall. Hi, I’m lauren, I lost 67 pounds on golo. Happy mother’s day! Oh my gosh! My mom deserves the best, and the best gifts are from harry and david. Chocolate. Yummy! Cheese. Gouda. Wine. What’s that? It’s from harry and david. Aww. Thank you!

Nick: You cannot be serious. Why on earth would I join adam at mccall? I have a job, dad. A great job, at newman, in the family business. I have zero interest in some consolation prize that you bought for adam just so you can keep him out of trouble.

Victor: I understand your point of view, son. But hear me out. Victoria, your sister, has your mother to back her up. Adam is about to embark upon a very difficult job trying to straighten out that company. I want you to help him.

[ Scoffs ]

Nick: Ah, you’ve outdone yourself this time. It’s impressive. But that is never gonna happen.

Victor: You told me the other day that you and adam and sally actually get along for the sake of the child. Why can’t you do the same thing for the sake of family unity?

Nick: Here we are back to me and sally, and this time you even brought up the kid. It’s an all-time low. I don’t have time for this.

Victor: Son, please sit down. I’m not finished yet.

Sally: You know, I have to say, you have been pretty amazing navigating this whole thing.

Adam: Uh, I’ll take that. It definitely hasn’t been easy.

[ Sally sighs ] I don’t wanna overstep, but… I am so excited.

Sally: I know, right?

[ Laughs ]

Adam: But I don’t wanna say anything to upset you or– or nick. I just… I wanna stay in my lane.

Sally: The daddy lane.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] That kinda has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Sally: It does, yeah. So, question number one, asked and answered. Question number two… how do you feel about having a little girl?

Adam: I– I love it. I definitely love it, but… I’m baffled.

Sally: Baffled how?

Adam: Oh, I have no idea about little girls.

Sally: Yeah, but you have nieces.

[ Adam scoffs ]

Adam: It’s not the same. Uncles get all the fun stuff. Dad… I mean, how am I gonna be able to say no to our perfect little daughter when she’s looking up at me with those big blue eyes?

Sally: They could be brown.

Adam: Well, no matter what color they are, I am not gonna be able to say no. I wanna be wrapped so tight around her little finger.

Sally: Well, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. At least you’ve been a parent. I mean, I know nothing about kids, and my parents sucked.

[ Chuckles ] But you’re a wonderful father to connor, and he’s a great kid.

Adam: Yeah.

Sally: And so is christian.

Adam: Oh, that’s– that’s thanks to nick and– and chelsea.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, they’re part of the mix, but… I think that there is nurture and nature involved in how a kid turns out.

Adam: Yeah, that’s– that’s exactly what I’m afraid of.

Sally: What do you mean?

Adam: Maybe a reason that I’m glad we’re having a girl is because there’s less of a chance that I’ll screw the kid up, either from my genes or influence.

Sally: So if we had a boy, you would be worried that the kid would turn out like you?

Lauren: You probably don’t wanna deal with christine. Should we just go somewhere else?

Jack: No, no, no. I’m not running. I know diane is innocent. Christine will have to admit that too when the truth comes out. I’m– I’m sorry. The topic’s kinda hard to avoid.

Lauren: It’s all hard. You know? This morning, I got up, I was so excited to meet with this new designer.

[ Voice breaks ] You know, and the first thing I wanted to do was I wanted to go pick up the phone and I wanted to call phyllis and tell her about it. But I couldn’T.

[ Sobs ] Because she’s gone. And not just gone. This horrible, pointless death where I didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye to her. Ugh, before you know it, I was a mess and I wanted to cancel my meeting, and…

Jack: But you didn’T.

[ Lauren sighs ]

Lauren: I wanted to. But then you called. And I could hear phyllis saying to me, “stop with the waterworks and get your sorry self out of bed.”

Jack: Yeah, that is phyllis.

Lauren: That was phyllis. How could she be gone? Her spirit, and… her never-ending energy.

[ Sighs shakily ] What are we gonna do without her?

[ Knocking on door ]

Tucker: You came.

[ Laughs ] Come on in.

Ashley: Do you need any help packing?

Tucker: No, I’m good.

Ashley: Where are you going?

Tucker: I hear sri lanka’s nice this time of year. Maybe peru.

Ashley: Just like that, huh?

Tucker: Mm-hmm. There’s nothing keeping me here. I sold mccall. So whatever that company was to me before, an ego trip, my life’s work or a possible legacy for my son, it’s victor’s now.

Ashley: You’re quitting.

Tucker: I… [ Laughs ] I’m embracing my future outside of genoa city.

Ashley: Right.

Tucker: Right.

Ashley: So you said you had something for me.

Tucker: Oh, yes. Yeah. Just wanted to make good on one thing before I left. I wanted to get one of those– those big ceremonial checks, you know?

Ashley: [ Laughs ] Right.

Tucker: But this will have to do. So, you see that?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: There you are. Mccall’s debt repaid, with market-rate interest.

Ashley: Thank you.

Tucker: You’re welcome. So… right? No debt between us anymore.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: No more you using it to keep me under your thumb, which has been a blast, but… game over now.

Ashley: So it’s just like that. You’re leaving.

Tucker: I am exploring other corners of the world.

Ashley: So in other words, you’re a coward.

Tucker: Whatever you say, ashley.

Ashley: I mean, what about devon and dominic? You can’t just leave. You can’t just walk away.

Tucker: Devon wants nothing to do with me.

Ashley: So you’re just gonna slink off like that? It’s unattractive.

Tucker: [ Scoffs ] I look good on a private jet.

[ Ashley laughs ] It’s not slinking off.

Ashley: Look, you know what? I– I had a– I had a plan. I thought it was a pretty good plan. I just wanted you to mend your relationship with devon, you know? ‘Cause yours is a story of redemption, and it– it meant a lot to me that you were gonna be redeemed, so–

Tucker: You know, I– I don’t need to be redeemed by you.

Ashley: Heard. You’re right.

Tucker: Okay. Wait a minute. I’m sorry. Wait! You see, this is what you do to me.

Ashley: What? I make you say mean, stupid things?

Tucker: Yes. You know that I tried with devon and I’ve tried with you. Obviously, it didn’t work.

[ Laughing ] I think dominic is the only person in this town who can stand me. You know, I don’t like to admit defeat, but I’m defeated, ashley. There’s nothing– nothing left for me. There’s no place for me here.

Ashley: There might be a place for you. Why don’t you move in with me? We’re done.

“The young and the restless” will continue. (Vo) get them to open up.

Tucker: Move in with you.

[ Scoffs ] Is this the bright idea that just came to you?

Ashley: I– I– I gave it some thought.

Tucker: What the hell are you talking about? I opened a vein to you the other day and you just shut me down. Now, you wanna be roomies? Wow. You know, you say I’m the one who enjoys the game. You’re the– you’re the game master. So, no. No, thank you. I’m not biting. I’m not moving in with you. I wouldn’t do it even if you were serious about it.

Ashley: We wouldn’t share a room. Obviously, you’d have your own guest room.

Tucker: Oh, well, in that case, sign me up. Uh, if there’s nothing else–

Ashley: There is something else. Yeah. Your son. Your grandson. You know, you need to stick around so you can fix things with them, and I think it would be very intelligent if you did that. Yes, because then I could watch and make sure that it happened.

Tucker: Yeah, I– I can do that from this room if I wanted to stay. I don’t wanna stay.

Ashley: There also is unfinished business with us. You were right. What you said the other day about me putting walls up where you’re concerned. And by the way, rightfully so. However, when I see you packing and everything, I’m just– you know, I’m not ready for you to go.

Christine: Oh, lauren, hi. I’m happy to see you. Could we talk for a minute?

Lauren: Oh. Uh, yeah. Come on.

Christine: Okay. I really just wanted to see how you were doing. I can’t imagine everything you’re going through, and I know you can’t be happy with michael defending diane.

Lauren: You know what? I’m– I’m not happy with any of it, actually.

[ Voice breaks ] Mostly about losing my best friend. But I’m– I’m so damn angry at my husband that we can’t even grieve this together. And I don’t understand. I mean, he and phyllis were so close. How could he possibly defend this monster? I– I’m sorry. I– I’m sorry. I know this, uh, can’t be easy for you either.

Christine: Yeah. I mean, it’s not exactly the case I would’ve chosen to prosecute, but as da, it goes with the territory. I have a job to do. [ Chuckles ] And I’m doing it. Just like michael’s doing his.

Jack: So what are you doing to find stark? He’s the guilty party, you know.

Chance: Actually, I don’t know that.

Jack: Oh, come on. He’s had it out for me and diane. Framing her is payback.

Chance: Oh, for when you two set him up on larceny charges for a necklace?

Jack: What are the police doing to find him? You tracking him? You– you got any leads?

Chance: You know, I don’t have to have this conversation–

Jack: An innocent woman is behind bars.

Chance: If you have a problem with how the case is being handled, the da’s right through there.

Jack: Oh, yes. I know. She wants to put her away.

Chance: She will have a fair trial, jack. So let me do my job.

Jack: A fair trial. She had everything she could possibly have wanted. Why would she throw that away? She has been set up. Stark had every reason to wanna hurt phyllis. You find him, you find your murderer. Unless the gcpd isn’t up to the task.

Sharon: Excuse me. Excuse me, gentlemen. Can we tone this down?

Christine: Jack, please step away.

Jack: Things aren’t always as they seem.

Adam: I know it’s not logical. But, yeah, I’m– I’m afraid if we had a son that he would turn out to be a little mini-me, and… that’s the last thing the world needs.

Sally: Okay, do I need to point out connor and christian again?

Adam: Yeah, but maybe they turned out great in spite of me, not because of me. I mean, it’s not like I’m some stellar role model or have my act together. I mean, I don’t even have a job right now.

Sally: Okay. All right. We’re shutting this down right now because as our baby girl’s co-parent, I need you to be confident.

Adam: But I’m just, I’ve screwed up a lot.

Sally: Yeah, you have. You’ve made some terrible choices, but you have owned your mistakes. You’ve learned and you’ve grown, and you know how to love. I see it every time you’re with connor. That kid means everything to you, and he adores you right back. He is smart, he’s kind, he’s funny. He’s everything like his father, so I don’t wanna hear any more about how you’re gonna screw up our kid, because it’s impossible. Okay? She’s– she’s gonna be perfect.

Adam: Well, thank you for believing in me. And I will do my best to put aside my fears and insecurities for you and for our baby girl.

Sally: Thank god. She’s gonna need a heck of a strong dad.

Adam: I thought you just said that she was perfect.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Except for the fact that she might inherit all of my worst traits.

Victor: Please sit down, son. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, okay? But you’re my sons, and I want nothing more than to see the two of you get together. So if you work together at mccall’s, that might happen. Instead of the two of you competing for a woman whose only skill seems to be to pit one brother against the other.

Nick: That is not what’s happening.

Victor: Nicholas, listen to your father. I’ve been around men. That’s exactly what’s happening. You’re too close to see it. She has both of you where she wants you.

Nick: You know, I just… I don’t appreciate being patronized.

Victor: I am not patronizing you, son. I’m trying to help you.

Nick: By asking me to join some business venture with adam, which you know is never gonna work. We will be at each other’s throats constantly. Give me a break, dad. Why can’t you do this? Why can’t you just focus on the fact that you have a new granddaughter coming and quit playing these games?

Victor: Granddaughter? Hi, I’m john and I’m from dallas, texas.

Nick: You know what? That was a mistake. That was not my news to share. It was adam’S. But we just found out this morning at sally’s sonogram appointment.

Victor: Oh, yeah. The three of you. How cozy.

Nick: As I’ve told you many times, we are making this work like adults.

Victor: Adam must be very happy having a girl, along with his two sons.

Nick: Yes. He’s excited. We all are. Sally is gonna be an amazing mother. But there’s something bigger going on here, dad. It is a new baby. Okay? It’s a new life. Now, I know how crazy you are about your grandchildren. So why can’t you just take a step back and wait for this beautiful little girl to get here in a couple months, hold her in your arms, and fall in love with her, and forget everything else? Please.

[ Victor sighs ]

Adam: Is this where I give you the pep talk that you just gave me?

Sally: Yeah, but this is totally different. ‘Cause we’re actually having a little girl, and I was a little girl. And I was a terror.

Adam: Oh, come on.

Sally: I was–

Adam: You were probably adorable.

Sally: I was stubborn. And a pain in the ass.

Adam: Oh, okay. So a lot’s changed since then?

Sally: Exactly. Look, I’m– I’m not– I’m not known for my patience, and I get short-tempered whenever I don’t get enough sleep, and I am super opinionated. And I know that mothers get into it with their daughters. What if she hates me?

Adam: Okay, just– stop. Come on. You sound ridiculous.

Sally: Is anything that I just said not true?

Adam: You can be a pain in the ass, but… we’re talking about traits that our daughter could inherit from her mother. She will have fire. She’ll be smart and sensitive, and she’ll be funny as hell. And she will have all that love that you never got from your parents. Shall I go on?

Sally: Why is all this so crazy-making?

Adam: No, believe me, we– we are just getting started. We’re gonna be second-guessing ourselves for the rest of her life.

Sally: Mmm. And loving every minute of it.

Adam: Yep.

Sally: Until she comes home late. Or what if she dates a guy that we don’t like? Or, what if she decides that, you know–

Adam: Okay. Okay. Why don’t we just save the crazy-making for after she’s born? Okay?

Sally: You’re right.

[ Chuckles ] It’s just…

[ Sighs ] I already love this little girl with my whole heart. You know, loving her is the easy part. But this responsibility is huge.

Adam: It is.

Sally: Like, scary huge.

Adam: It is. But you’re not gonna be alone. Girl dad is right here.

[ Sally chuckles ] When nick mentioned the newman clan and all the smothering that would entail.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Oh, yes. What is not to love? You know? Endless judgment from victor and nikki and victoria on everything from schools to, you know, what diapers I choose, and… you know.

Adam: Don’t freak out about it, okay? I promise that I will fend them off. And so will nick.

Sally: Well, I’m so grateful for that. But I do think that there is one newman who I love to the moon that we should include in all of this, and soon. Connor.

Sharon: I’m sorry about jack coming at you like that. You’re doing everything you can.

Chance: Yeah. It’s part of the job.

Sharon: Well, now I can understand why you’re rethinking your career.

Chance: Yeah. Uh… it’s crazy. I was pretty much ready to walk away from the gcpd. This case has changed that.

Sharon: How?

Chance: There’s certain people in this town, they think they are above the law. Whether it’s trying to get away with something or taking matters into their own hands, there is a complete lack of respect. And I am so sick and tired of being yelled at, and manipulated, and second-guessed. I’m gonna do something about it.

Sharon: Wow, this has really lit a fire under you.

Chance: Yeah. I will do whatever it takes to get the truth. Phyllis and her family deserve that.

Ashley: Look, if you feel beaten, then go. But this is not a good time in– in sri lanka. It’s monsoon season. And it’s almost winter in peru. So I think you should, you know, just stay, for a while, anyway.

Tucker: Why, so you can just keep jerking me around? You know, I’ll take my chances with the monsoons.

Ashley: Okay, what I said the other day about us not riding off into the sunset together?

Tucker: Mm-hmm. And… that you never made me any promises.

Ashley: Right, right. You know, maybe I was a little–

Tucker: A little wrong?

Ashley: I was… hasty.

Tucker: Ah.

Ashley: ‘Cause you pushed buttons that I didn’t even know I had. And I don’t know, maybe whatever this whole thing is, maybe we can make it work.

Tucker: If we’re under the same roof.

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: What about that guy you live with? What’s his name? Jack?

Ashley: Yeah, there is jack.

Tucker: Oh, yes. Yeah, there is jack. I see what this is about. This has nothing to do with us.

Ashley: This is not about that.

Tucker: No, this is you wanna use me to stick it to jack.

Ashley: This is not about that. No, it’s not. He’s got enough going on in his life right now. You know what? This is embarrassing. It’s like I have to beg you to move in with me. Why don’t we… just think of this as a grand experiment? We’ll just see if we can make this work, and if we can’t, well, then you fly off to sri lanka and follow your monsoon, and– and… if it does…

Tucker: I just– I don’t know why when you say it like that, it’s such a turn-on. (Dog barking) we love our pets.

Ashley: So? Do you accept my offer?

Tucker: How stupid do you think I am, ashley? I’ve gotta have some assurance that you have real feelings for me and you’re not just screwing with me again. I can’t take it.

Ashley: You broke my heart in ways that I didn’t think it could be broken.

[ Voice breaks ] And when you came back to town, I swore to myself that I would never let you close enough to me again to hurt me.

[ Sobs ] And then when I bought your debt, I thought I would be okay ’cause I would– could– could control you, so. And then when you said that you were leaving, I thought that was great because then maybe my life would be better, but now I’m thinking maybe I was…

Tucker: Hasty?

Ashley: I was wrong. I really don’t want you to go. I mean, you paid off your debt, right? And the playing field is level. So why not play?

Tucker: I’m only gonna play if you admit that you want me as much as I want you.

[ Scoffs ] You can’t do it, can you?

Ashley: Look, I–

Adam: You wanna tell connor? I haven’t even broached the subject with chelsea yet.

Sally: Yeah, but from what I know about your son, I feel like he would love to have a little sister.

Adam: He’s a big fan of yours. But don’t you think it would be confusing for him? Why you’re with nick, you’re not with me? If he has a new baby sister and the child’s mine? And he’s still getting used to having johnny as a biological brother.

Sally: Yeah, but they love each other.

Adam: Yes, they do. But I wanna handle this responsibly. Will you let me talk to chelsea about the best way to go about it?

Sally: Yeah, of course. And then there’s christian.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] But, I mean, I guess I can talk to nick about that. Or should we all talk about it together?

Adam: The awkward negotiations of a modern family.

Sally: Yeah. Especially when we’re trying so hard to be open and honest and mature. It’s exhausting.

[ Laughs ]

Adam: Well, no matter how complicated it gets, I am certain about one thing: That this little girl is gonna be loved every day of her life.

Jack: I’m not here to make trouble. I forgot my tablet.

Chance: What do you got? What? No. Are you sure?

[ Sighs ] Damn it. Yeah. I– I appreciate the call.

Jack: That phone call have anything to do with diane’s case?

Chance: You know, I’d like to know that as well.

Jack: What does that mean?

Chance: They found jeremy stark. He’s dead.

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