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Jack: Have I told you you are a terrific dancer?

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: Only when I’m following your lead.

Jack: This evening’s been perfect.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Almost.

Diane: Well, it’s a shame that our son feels so alienated from his wife that he needs to get a room here.

Jack: Well, hopefully, it’s just for one night. In the meantime, I have so enjoyed this celebration of your new position.

Diane: Jack, I have so much to be thankful for, all at once. I feel like the two of us can conquer the world.

Jack: We will. I promise, together, you and I are unstoppable.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: Yeah.

[ Michael sharply exhaling ]

Lauren: Is something the matter?

Michael: No, no, no, no. It’s just, uh, I was setting the stage for our romantic rendezvous and I received an unexpected visitor.

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Lauren: Well, that explains why I had an extra hour to kill before I arrived.

Michael: Sorry about that.

Lauren: Well, who was it?

Michael: The not-so-late, great Phyllis Summers.

Lauren: You saw Phyllis? Oh, my god. How– how was she? How did she seem?

Michael: Oh, you know, same old Phyllis. She was wearing a trench coat and dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Lauren: I would’ve given anything to see her. Oh, my god. It must have been just so surreal.

Michael: Well, that’s one word for it. Behold, behold.

Lauren: What?

Michael: What your best pal walked in on, not to mention, myself, barely clothed.

[ Lauren laughing ]

Lauren: This is so romantic. The candles, the flowers, and ooh, look at this. My favorite Champagne. You put a lot of effort into this.

Michael: You are so worth it.

Lauren: Ah, and then Phyllis crashes this?

Michael: Yeah. Where she wiped out an entire platter of chocolate-covered strawberries.

[ Lauren chuckling ] Uh, well, you must get an appetite running away from the law.

Lauren: Yes, and look, I really want to partake in all of this, but come here. First, I want to hear everything that you and Phyllis talked about.

[ Michael chuckling ]

Lauren: Have you figured out a way for her to come home without her life being wrecked?

Summer: Kyle. Kyle! [ Sighing ] Where is he?

[ Summer sighing ]

Kyle: We’re completely in sync. Just proof we were meant to be. And everything we went through in the past, breaking up, getting back together again, breaking up again.

Summer: Getting back together again.

Kyle: It’s just proof that once we finally made it permanent, we were destined to last forever.

[phone chimes]

Phyllis: (via text) Spoke with Michael. May finally see a way out of all this.

Summer: This is all your fault.

Kyle: Wow. That was–

Audra: Something we both needed.

Kyle: Apparently.

[ Kyle grunting ]

Audra: Hey.

Kyle: Um, hm.

Audra: Mm, everything good?

Kyle: Yeah. Yeah, definitely.

Audra: Listen, this was something really fun that happened. No more, no less. So, if you’re thinking about making, you know, a smooth escape, like, that’s cool with me. Like, I get it. No pressure from me.

Kyle: I don’t want to go home. From the very first touch,

[ Summer sighing ]

Nick: This a good time? I’ll take that as a yes.

Summer: Dad, how are you after everything that happened?

Nick: Oh. You mean with Cameron Kirsten? How’d you hear about that?

Summer: Faith told me when she was letting me know that she was headed back to Michigan. Oh, my god, it’s horrible. Look, I know that this might sound bad, but I’m glad that he’s dead.

Nick: That’s not bad at all. Cameron meant business. He was determined to take out as many of us as possible.

Summer: In a sewer? I–

Nick: It’s just like his mind. Sitting over in that cell, rotting away, obsessing about Sharon. I guess he thought this would bring things full circle.

Summer: Are Sharon and Faith really okay?

Nick: They’re doing the best they can considering the traumatic experience they went through.

Summer: It’s so scary. I mean, if that had happened to Harrison I’d–

Nick: Summer, listen, we’re dealing with it, all right? We’re all tough. We’re determined to get through it.

Summer: How’s everything else? You okay?

Nick: I don’t know if you heard this or not, but I’m taking some time away from Newman Enterprises. It’s not my call, but with everything that’s happened, maybe it’s for the best. Also, Sally lost the baby.

Summer: Dad, when?

Nick: The day Faith got kidnapped. Adam was with her. I didn’t even know about it until after it happened.

Summer: That is so awful. I– I know how much this baby meant to you.

Nick: Yeah, it’s a lot to deal with all at once.

Summer: How is Sally doing?

Nick: Not great.

Summer: I– I’m so sorry.

Nick: Thanks. So, I know you never would have called me over at this hour unless there was something wrong. What’s going on?

Summer: Oh, I don’t know, Dad. I– I can’t pile anything else onto you.

Nick: Hey, I’m your dad. Pile away.

Summer: No, seriously. It’s okay, let’s talk next week when all of this isn’t so fresh.

Nick: Summer, you’re anxious, and something’s going on, so talk to me.

Summer: I don’t even know where to start. God. [ sobbing ] I have messed up my marriage so bad.

Nick: How?

Summer: Kyle wants to separate. He asked me to move out.

Nick: I’m so sorry, Summer. I’m sorry. All right, I want you to talk to me, okay? Tell me everything.

[ Audra moaning ]

Michael: I laid out a scenario for what Phyllis could expect, legally speaking, if she were to surrender.

Lauren: With you representing her?

Michael: That would be the plan.

Lauren: Can you keep her out of prison?

[ Michael sighing ]

Michael: There are no guarantees.

Lauren: I knew you were gonna say that.

Michael: Look, her best shot is to come in from the cold and at least let me try.

Lauren: But she has to be terrified to come all the way back here and then wind up in a cell.

Michael: Well, she is, but her only other option is equally grim.

Lauren: Right. Looking over her shoulder, the rest of her life is no choice.

Michael: Or she could put her faith in me, which seems a no-brainer.

Lauren: Honey, she’s scared.

Michael: As well she should be. Do you know what she told me? “Let me think about it.” Before she ate the last strawberry and vamoosed. Now, all I can do is, wait. Wait!

Lauren: I hope she makes the right choice because I really miss my friend.

Michael: Me too. You know, I’ve known Phyllis has been alive for a while, but seeing her in person…

Lauren: How did she seem? I mean, she’s been through so much.

Michael: That’s exactly what you said. She’s worried and afraid and hiding behind a big old wall of bravado.

Lauren: Hm. That’s our Phyllis.

Michael: It was incredible to see her, but at the same time, uh, it was heartbreaking.

Lauren: I wish I could go back in time and just talk her out of that insane scheme.

Michael: No, no, no, listen to me. Phyllis got herself into that jam, and I intend to get her out of it, but she’s gonna have to at least pay for some of her crimes. And her life will never be the same.

Lauren: Don’t be so sure. Diane played dead for many years. Came back and look at her life now.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: Another toast? How many is that?

Jack: I’ve lost count.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: That’s my favorite number.

Jack: To your resilience. No matter what life throws you, you never let it keep you down.

Diane: I’ll drink to that.

Jack: I mean that. I really do admire that you have your problems like anyone else, your insecurities, your worries, your frustrations. You never let it derail you. Not Ashley’s resistance and ugliness, not Phyllis eluding the law after the abominable things she did to you.

Diane: Well, one thing that does worry me is that Kyle came here to sleep to get even farther away from Summer, it– it hurts my heart.

Jack: Yeah, mine too.

Diane: Yeah. But still, you and I had some steep mountains to climb to get to this point and I– you know, I have to hope that things will work out for them, too.

Jack: I really believe they will. But they may have to learn the hard way about love and forgiveness.

Diane: You know, we’re lucky, Jack. One good thing about getting older is that we’ve been around long enough to know that struggle is just a part of life.

Jack: Thinking about the kids again?

Diane: Yeah. You know, you take the bad with the good and you cherish what you have when you have it. It’s a lesson I failed to learn ’til I had lost everything. Or I should say I threw it away with both hands, but I was– I was younger then, I– I made a lot of mistakes.

Jack: Didn’t we all?

Diane: Yeah. But having you back in my life, it, uh, it makes me want to be better. To– to be a better person. I mean, I’m so grateful for every moment that we have and I’m– I’m– I’m not taking any of it for granted.

Jack: I think luck, I think fate play a part in all of this. How lucky we are that life brought us back together when we could really be partners.

Diane: Yeah. I’ll try not to ruin things this time.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Jack: No, I think we are both walking into this marriage with our eyes wide open. You are not perfect. God knows I am not perfect–

Diane: Oh, hey, hey, hey, watch what you say about my fianc√©. He’s pretty perfect. Okay, can you, um, can you allow me one moment of pettiness? I take great pride in knowing that Phyllis and Ashley are still stuck in the past. They’re still dwelling on old grievances. I actually feel sorry for them.

Jack: You know what? I don’t find that petty at all. I absolutely agree.

Kyle: You hungry? Maybe you want to order room service or go out.

Audra: I have to be honest with you. I really do have a huge day tomorrow. I’m taking the reins at Newman Media while, uh, Nate fills in for Nick.

Kyle: Hm.

Audra: So, I actually need you to make that smooth exit we talked about.

Kyle: Oh, you’re kicking me out. I feel so used.

Audra: Listen, I like pillow talk as much as the next girl, okay? Tonight, however–

Kyle: Your mind is on work.

Audra: Yes.

Kyle: I get it.

Audra: Look, if I misled you in any way, I–

Kyle: No, no, not at all. You’ve been very upfront about everything. I appreciate the honesty. It was fantastic.

Audra: Well, I’m glad you feel that way.

Kyle: So, I suppose I should get dressed.

Audra: Hm. You can do that. After we shower.

Kyle: Ooh, I think that’s one hell of a great idea.

Nick: I mean, I’m sorry, you are struggling with this. I cannot believe your mother faked her own death and has put you and Daniel through this. You don’t deserve it. Where is she now?

Summer: I don’t know. She won’t say. She’s trying to protect me and Daniel, and herself.

Nick: Yeah, probably more herself.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: She did offer to turn herself in if it would save my marriage, but– but I couldn’t let her do that. And it wouldn’t have helped anyway. We need to keep searching for a way for her to come home without being arrested for Stark’s murder. Dad, what are you thinking?

Nick: I– I mean, what am I thinking? Uh, I’m– I’m grateful that your mother’s still alive.

Summer: Only now you could kill her?

Nick: My feelings are complicated. I cannot understand why she’s making you feel responsible for solving problems that she created.

Summer: What else is new? Though, if I’m being fair, and if we’re being fair to her, a lot of this is Stark’s fault. And not to mention the fact that Diane faked her death and tried to pin it on other people and it never caught up to her, so I know mom’s logic was really, really screwy, but I do see that there was some justice to it.

Nick: Sweetheart, I know you love your mother, but we’re also talking about Kyle’s mother.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: You’re right. I tried to protect my mom. And it turns out it might have cost me my marriage.

Lauren: How many times have we said that Phyllis is her own worst enemy?

Michael: Too many to count.

Lauren: I mean, since the day we met her, it has been one ghastly mistake after another.

Michael: If we were ever asked to print out a timeline of all her misdeeds, our printer would explode.

[ Lauren laughing ]

Lauren: Isn’t that the truth? And yet, god help me, I adore her.

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Michael: Yeah. Likewise.

Lauren: What do you think it would take for Phyllis to turn over a new leaf, huh?

Summer: When we thought Mom was dead, I– I couldn’t even stand to be in the same room as Kyle. He kept on shielding Diane and he– he wouldn’t even accept the possibility that his mom had murdered mine. And– and it made me so angry. But then suddenly there was mom. And she had killed Stark, and she was asking me not to tell anyone that she was alive.

Nick: Including Kyle.

Summer: Especially Kyle. Because of course he would have gone straight to the police. And– and Mom needed time to be able to prove that it was self-defense. And I went along with it. I froze Kyle out to protect mom, even though it meant prolonging his mom’s suffering. And I– I knew that it was horrible even when I was doing it. But I just– I couldn’t risk anybody finding out the truth before she’d come up with a plausible defense.

Nick: And the longer this dragged on, the more distance it created between you and Kyle.

Summer: [ Sighing ] Dad, it was such a disaster. Kyle was so upset that Diane was in jail, and there I was, and I had information that could have gotten her out and I didn’t do that. I put Mom first. I put her ahead of Kyle’s feelings. Ahead of our marriage, and… ahead of what I knew was right. But I had convinced myself that– that I didn’t have a choice, that I– I had to do what I did. He won’t even look at me now and I– I don’t know what to do. God. [ Sobbing ] How do I fix this?

Nick: Oh, my god. [ Sighing ] Your mother, um… she put you in a terrible position, Summer. All right? Now, I have to believe that Kyle’s eventually gonna see that. He loves you. He’s gonna see what this is doing to you and how much you regret hurting him.

Summer: I– I’d like to think that. That Kyle’s just reacting right now, but… we have such a long history. And it’s taken us a long time to build up this trust. And I destroyed it.

Kyle: I’m glad we ran into each other.

Audra: Mm-hmm. So am I. I had a fabulous time and I’m sure I’m gonna have a great night’s sleep. And I’m sure you will, too.

Kyle: No doubt.

Audra: If this happens again, great. If not, I had a sensational time.

Kyle: Agreed. Good night, Audra.

Audra: Good night.

[ Audra sighing ]

Jack: Hey.

Kyle: Hey. Uh, what– what are you doing here?

Jack: Oh, well, we’re just headed home after a lovely evening.

Diane: What about you?

Jack: We don’t mean to pry. We saw you headed upstairs earlier and, uh, assumed that you needed a room because of the situation with Summer.

Kyle: I– I needed to get out of the way from the tension in the house.

Diane: A nice hot shower to clear your head.

Kyle: Uh, yeah. Yeah. It, um, it helped, but I realized staying away from the house isn’t going to solve anything. I want to be near Harrison when he wakes up.

Jack: Everyone needs to get away sometimes.

Michael: What would it take to rehabilitate Phyllis?

[ Lauren laughing ]

Lauren: Can people change that much?

Michael: Hmm. I did. Prison helped.

Lauren: Yeah, but with Phyllis, she’s been there, done that. I mean, even hitting rock bottom didn’t exactly have an effect on her.

Michael: Well, maybe that’s the answer, in the end. You know, Phyllis is Phyllis. Maybe there’s no saving the woman.

Lauren: You don’t believe that. And neither do I. Of course, people can evolve.

Michael: People, yes. But Phyllis…

Lauren: Well… [ Lauren clicking her tongue ] …If she wanted something badly enough, maybe it’s just finding the right motivation.

Nick: Summer, I understand why you’re worried this rift between you and Kyle is permanent, but I really believe you can get through it if it’s something you both want.

Summer: That’s the thing. He’s so mad at me that I– I don’t think that Kyle wants to fix this. This might really be the end for us.

Nick: I wish I had the, uh, just the right words that would help you feel more hopeful.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: It’s okay. God, my stomach is in knots. My brain keeps telling me to fight for my family, but I just feel so lost right now.

Nick: I’m sorry Phyllis put this in motion. She was asking far too much of you.

Summer: Right, but I could have said no. And I did. I told her that it was horrible of her to put me in this position. All because she hates Diane, I–

Nick: And what did she say to that?

Summer: That I was right to resent her. That she felt awful. But she couldn’t handle being locked up and I couldn’t handle her going on the run. It would have been like she died all over again.

Nick: I wish you’d come to me sooner so I could help.

Summer: Yeah, I really wish that I had too, but once I confided in Daniel and he started telling everybody, it just– it unraveled so quickly. [ Summer sighing ] I know that Mom is Stark’s victim… but I cannot help but hold her responsible for this mess.

Nick: As well you should.

Summer: You know, I really wish that I could just be happy that Mom was alive. I really do. But everything with Kyle is so bad and it’s just getting worse and it’s all because she has this grudge against Diane. I mean, I am so stupid. I should’ve never agreed to keep this secret. It’s come with too high of a price.

Nick: Look, I know you love your mother, but there’s always a trade-off with her.¬† [ Nick sighing ] I mean, she is a cyclone. She mows down everything in her path.

Summer: Including my marriage, apparently. I– I seriously don’t know if Kyle’s ever gonna forgive me or if this separation is gonna turn into a divorce. [ Summer sighing ] And the worst part is after all of this– after all of this, we don’t– we don’t even have a way to bring Mom home without her being arrested for Stark’s murder. So I just– I feel like I’ve already lost them both. God. I’m just scared that no matter how much I try, there’s– there’s really not a way for me to make this right. [ Summer sighing ]

[ Michael laughing ]

Michael: I love your optimism. It’s one of my favorite traits of yours.

Lauren: And I am banking on your problem-solving abilities.

Michael: You make me sound so shady.

Lauren: Well…

Michael: All right, fine, fine, I have a gift.

Lauren: You do. You are a brilliant attorney. You come up with solutions that no one else can even think of, even if they’re not always…

Michael: Uh-huh, according to guidelines.

Lauren: Hmm. You are remembered by the rules that you break.

Michael: Who said that?

Lauren: MacArthur. And he should know.¬† And I have no doubt that you’re going to help Phyllis.

Michael: No, I–I intend to as long as she doesn’t disappear on me, but she’s gonna have to meet me halfway.

Lauren: And what does that look like?

Michael: Phyllis is gonna have to temper her expectations. Even if–if I get rid of the murder rap,¬† she’s still facing a boatload of charges. And there are gonna be repercussions.¬† It’s absurd to think otherwise.

Lauren: Well, if anyone, anyone can get through to her,¬† it’s you.¬† I have faith.

Michael: Oh. Oh, I see what you’re doing. You make it sound like flattery, but that’s a challenge.

Lauren: [ Laughing] Well, then consider the gauntlet thrown. You know what? Forget about that.¬† Forget about Phyllis, forget about everything, except the two of us in our own private oasis.¬† I’m so proud of you. And I love you so much. And I cannot wait for us to start a romantic evening. [ Chuckling]

Michael: More?

Lauren: No.

Diane:¬† I’m glad that you were able to realize that you need to put Harrison first.

Jack: And I second that.

Diane: Yeah. And Kyle, I am– I am so sorry for my lapse in judgment earlier.¬† I shouldn’t have exaggerated how upset he was. I just– I just wanted to bring you and Summer closer together, and I know it wasn’t my place, and I shouldn’t have done it. And I promise you I will never do it again.

Kyle: Mom, I don’t want to discuss this right now.¬† See you at the house.

Jack: He seem a little off to you?

Diane: Off how?

Jack:¬† I don’t know, out of sorts, a little nervous.

Diane: He seems exhausted, but he is under a lot of stress, Jack.

Jack: Yeah, you’re right. I’m making too much of it.

Diane: Yeah, I just hate seeing him like this. I wish there was something I could do to help, but apparently what I did made things worse.

Jack: I think our son had a good idea that we should table all of this right now. Besides, I want to leave on a high from our incredible evening together.

Diane: Okay. That works.

Audra: “Kyle Abbott named CEO of Marchetti as Jabot acquires legendary Italian couturier.” Hmm. Oh, nice pic.

Nick: Feel better?

Summer: No. [ Sighing ] Okay, a little. Look, don’t laugh, but the only other person that I’ve even been able to talk about any of this with is… Diane.

Nick: Not laughing.

Summer: She even went to Kyle and tried to reason with him, but it definitely did not work.

Nick: [ Clicks tongue] Summer, this is one of those times where you’re just gonna have to be really, really patient.¬† You know, let things play out.¬† Things are gonna have to get worse before they get better, I bet.¬† But you gotta give Kyle some space, more space than you’re probably comfortable with, but when he’s ready, he’ll come to you to talk.

Summer: And I’ll listen this time.¬† I’ve got this really bad habit of trying to argue my point and prove that I’m right instead of doing the whole give-and-take thing. I don’t know where I got that from.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. It’s a mystery.

Summer: [ Chuckling ] Look… Uh, I’m sorry that I didn’t come to you sooner.¬† Like you said, if I had, maybe I wouldn’t even be in this fix, but I could be in a whole different fix entirely. One that wouldn’t be so destructive. [ Chuckling]

Nick: [ Clicks tongue] I get it.¬† Your mom can be very convincing. And she’s not above really slathering on the guilt, especially when it suits her.¬† But that’s why I think eventually Kyle’s gonna¬† come around because he understands¬† how your mom likes to manipulate everyone.

Summer: Don’t we all?

Nick: As far as coming to me sooner, don’t worry about it. With all the turmoil you’ve been going through,¬† I get it.

Summer: I wish that Kyle could hear you say that.

Nick: Well, I could talk to Kyle if you want, you know. Just the two of us.  It may not work, but it might be worth a shot.

Michael: [ Laughing and sighing]

Audra: [Sighing]

[ phone chimes ]

Nate: (via text) Ready for tomorrow? Our worlds are about to change.

Audra: Maybe mine already has.

Diane: [Laughing]

Jack: Nick.

Nick: Jack, Diane.

Diane: Ah, good to see you, Nick.

Nick: You, too.

Summer: Do you guys know where Kyle is? Ha– have you seen him?

Jack: Actually, we just saw him at the club.¬† He’s on his way here now.

Summer: Oh, good. Good.

Nick: All right, I’m gonna take off. If you need me, you call me. I don’t care how late it is, okay?

Summer: Thank you, Dad, I will.

Nick: All right. Good night, guys.

Jack and Diane: Good night.

Jack: If there’s anything we can do to help, anything at all?

Summer: It’s okay.

Diane: Um, you want us to wait up with you until Kyle gets here?

Summer: No, you guys go ahead.

Diane: All right, good night.

Jack: Get some rest.

Summer: Thanks. [ Sighing]

[ Door slams shut]

Summer: Hi.

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