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Carly visits Drew in Pentonville and tells him that she is selling her house to pay the fine she owes to the SEC. Carly also tells Drew that Curtis was shot and is in the hospital.

Sonny asks Dex to do surveillance on Austin because he doesn’t trust him. Curtis deals with the news that he is paralyzed and the doctors don’t think he will ever walk again.

Josslyn gets a mysterious phone call .

Maxie asks Diane to be Sasha’s lawyer. Maxie also asks Robert to make sure Sasha is treated fairly.

Diane stops Dr. Montague from recording Sasha’s confession but Dr. Montague has recorded enough of Sasha’s confession to send her to Fern Cliff asylum for the criminally insane.

Diane promises Sonny that she will fight for Sasha. Sonny tells Sasha she is not alone.

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GH Short Recap Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Sonny overhears a conversation between Austin and one of Mason’s associates named Gordon. Gordon tells Austin that Mason hasn’t paid him for a job he did for him. Gordon asks Austin for the money since he knows Austin is working with Mason. Sonny stops Gordon from breaking Austin’s arm.

Sasha is horrified when she realizes she stabbed Cody. Sasha is arrested and taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Cody is taken to the hospital and after stitches he is fine. Cody tells Sam what happened with Sasha and they both worry Sasha has suffered a setback in her recovery.

Molly and Kristina have a long talk and finally understand each other. Kristina tells Molly that she will be her surrogate if she ever wants to have a baby. Esme goes to Pentonville to see Heather and face her past. Heather tells Esme she killed all those people to protect her. Heather tells Esme that Spencer might not want to raise Ace with her if he found out what happened to her adoptive parents.

Curtis tells Marshall that he saw his mother when he died on the operating table. The doctor examines Curtis and after some tests he is concerned Curtis can’t feel his legs.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Alexis catches Esme rummaging through her office and Alexis tells Esme she doesn’t trust her and advises Esme to
take responsibility for her past although she doesn’t remember the things she has done. Esme takes an article from
Alex’s office to find out about her past.

Molly (now played by Brooke Ann Smith) talks to Sam about Kristina. Sam helps Molly realize she isn’t angry with Kristina; she is angry at the fact that Kristina can get pregnant. Sam
advises Molly to explain how she feels to Kristina so Kristina can understand why she is angry. Sonny advises Kristina to talk to Molly and explain how she feels so they can work things out between them.

Taggert continues to put on a brave face for Trina but he secretly numbs his pain about Trina not bring his biological daughter with alcohol.

Portia tells Spencer that if he really loves Trina, he should let her go.

Curtis finally awakens with Marshall, Portia, and Trina at his bedside.

Sasha is doing an interview with Crimson Magazine at the Metro Court pool when she sees Cody and Gladys arguing but those pills Dr. Montague prescribed make Sasha hallucinate and she thinks Gladys is arguing with Cyrus Renault. Cody grabs Gladys’ arm and Sasha thinks she needs to protect Gladys from Cyrus, so she grabs a knife and stabs Cody on his side. Cody is bleeding when he turns around and says to Sasha “why?” before he falls to the floor.

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GH Short Recap Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Leo finally understands that Eddie looks like Ned and he isn’t his father because Eddie doesn’t know that squid is the coolest animal and Ned would know that fact. Olivia tells Eddie that he can stay in the room above the stables but he wants to continue to stay at Sonny’s house.

Sam tells Dante that she is worried that Cody is involved in Mrs. Wu’s poker games. Sam also tells Dante that Mac is trying to protect Cody by waiting to arrest Mrs. Wu until he can make sure Cody doesn’t get in trouble.

Jackson Montgomery almost arrests Felicia and Lucy for breaking into his office but the ladies call Anna and Anna persuades Jackson not to press charges against Felicia and Lucy. Felicia tells Lucy she did manage to get a quick look at Martin’s file, and it is Martin’s third ex-wife who is paying him alimony. Jackson calls someone on the phone and tells the person that Lucy and Felicia broke into his office to search for information on Martin.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, July 21, 2023

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Summer confronts Audra about Kyle and they basically trade insults before Kyle interrupts them.

Summer meets with Chelsea about her first day at Marchetti. Chelsea and Summer end up talking about Summer’s relationship with Kyle. Chelsea advises Summer to live in the present not the past.

Adam, Nick, and Sharon persuade Victor that he should give them three months to prove that Adustus International should not be merged with Newman Enterprises. Adam also wants to merge Adustus with Newman Media and fire Audra because he doesn’t’ trust her.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Diane and Phyllis pretend to bond about how Jeremy Stark used both of them. Diane and Billy decide to team up to fight dirty in order to keep Ashley from taking her cosmetic patents and the My Beauty cosmetic company away from Jabot.

Diane remembers the cat fight she and Phyllis had the night Phyllis pretended to collapse at the Athletic club Jazz Lounge. Diane tells Billy that Phyllis being back has been a lot to handle but she is trying to remain calm.

Ashley tells Tucker she doesn’t want to use their wedding as a weapon against Jack anymore.

Christine tells Phyllis that something feels off about her case and she won’t stop until she discovers the truth.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Summer apologizes to Kyle again and tells him she wants to fix their marriage. Kyle tells Summer he doesn’t think that can happen. Summer forces Kyle to admit that he slept with Audra. Summer slaps him. Summer realizes that there is no hope of saving her marriage.

Nick persuades Adam to do what Victor wants and he partners with Nick and Sharon to run McCall Unlimited.

Phyllis gets out on bail and Tucker reminds her if she doesn’t do what he wants he will make Carson go away.

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Days Update Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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Wendy and Tripp kiss until Li walks in and says not to let him interrupt. Wendy says they didn’t know he was there. Tripp explains that they haven’t had a chance to be together much since he’s been working nights. Li understands and guesses he’s just down on romance after his date last night. Wendy brings up that Li told them it was a disaster but didn’t say why and asks what happened. Li reveals that his “perfect match” tried to send him to prison.

At the bar, Melinda offers to buy Sloan a drink. Sloan asks if she just wants to gloat. Melinda argues that she had an open and shut case against her brother and that Sloan knew that going in. Sloan hoped that she could get Colin a lighter sentence. Melinda says that after what he did to Paulina and Chanel and giving Abe a head injury, there was no way. Sloan tells Melinda that she’s not going to have the drink because she’s pregnant.

Eric goes to see Brady at John and Marlena’s. Eric asks if the rumors are true. Brady confirms that he threatened Kristen with a gun. Eric questions how he could be so unbelievably stupid.

At the DiMera Mansion, Kristen complains about looking for a decent criminal lawyer. Belle walks in and says they need to talk. Belle asks if Kristen is actually going to let Brady go to prison. Kristen asks why not and what Brady has ever done for her.

Brady knows threatening Kristen with a gun wasn’t the wisest thing to do but argues that he needed her to tell him where she stashed his kid. Eric worries that Brady gave Kristen ammunition to go after him. Eric admits that he gets why Brady did it and that he was terrified of not seeing his kid again. Eric adds that he understands that now more than ever, because he just found out that he’s going to be a father.

EJ and Nicole meet with the specialist Dr. Sorenson at the hospital. Nicole thanks her for taking the time and introduces her to EJ. EJ apologizes for missing the first appointment as he was detained. EJ talks about how Nicole told him that she’s optimistic that she can carry the baby to term. She says now that Nicole is further along, she can tell them more about the baby’s health and also the gender. Nicole reveals that they’ve decided to say no to that and be surprised. EJ assures that they would be delighted with a son or a daughter as they just want the baby to be healthy. EJ decides that he will let them get on with the examination but she says she’d like to start by examining EJ.

Brady questions Eric being a father as he thought Nicole’s baby turned out to be EJ’s. Eric confirms that to be true but reveals that Sloan’s baby is his.

Melinda questions Sloan being pregnant. Sloan notes that she seems surprised. Melinda thought she was the ultimate career woman. Sloan says she was, but then she met Eric Brady. Melinda asks if she’s going to keep the baby, pointing out that she and Eric haven’t been together that long and says this couldn’t have been a planned baby but Sloan says that it was. Sloan asks if Melinda is surprised because they aren’t married. Melinda says she’s no one to judge. Sloan says they couldn’t be happier as Eric always wanted to be a father and brings up how just recently, Eric thought he could be the father of Nicole’s baby but he isn’t and EJ is. Melinda then questions if Sloan is just giving Eric the baby that he didn’t have with Nicole. Sloan insists that she’s not just having the baby to make Eric happy as she wants the baby very bad. Sloan brings up that her parents are dead and Colin is going to prison, so she realized that she doesn’t have any family around and she’s decided to create one of her own. Melinda congratulates her then and insists that she’s being sincere as she admires that Sloan is taking risks to get what she wants. Melinda wishes she could do the same since she’s alone and doesn’t care for that very much. Melinda adds that she used to have a family too and Sloan’s idea of creating a new one does have it’s appeal. Sloan encourages her to go for it and asks if she’s seeing anyone. Melinda informs her that she actually just started dating again and had her first date last night with Li Shin. Sloan asks how it went. Melinda responds that it was a giant disaster. Sloan asks what happened. Melinda explains that it started out alright and then he caught her. Sloan questions what she was doing.

Li explains to Wendy and Tripp that Melinda tried to trick him in to admitting that he was behind the plot to kill Stefan DiMera while recording them. Tripp asks if that’s not entrapment. Li says it would’ve been if he had done anything wrong, but insists that he’s completely innocent. Tripp agrees that would be a bad date. Li says the odd part is that before that, they were actually hitting it off and bonding. Wendy comments that it seems like they have a fair amount in common. Tripp suggests Li give Melinda another chance.

Brady questions Eric about having a baby with Sloan and congratulates him. Eric thanks him and admits he’s excited about it, more than he thought he would be. Brady hopes that Eric is seeing Sloan for who she is and that he’s not disappointed when it all goes wrong. Eric assures that Sloan is nothing like Kristen. Eric says that bad things happened to Sloan and she lost her way, but she’s a good person. Brady says he’s happy for them then. Eric jokes that he’ll be leaning on Brady for advice. Brady doesn’t think his advice would be that helpful since he’s the guy that threatened Kristen with a gun. Eric points out that it was just a threat and he was desperate to find out what she did with Rachel. Brady informs him that the worst part is that Rachel heard him say it. Eric asks if he was able to convince her that he didn’t really mean it. Brady says obviously not since it was Rachel who called the cops which shocks Eric. Brady reveals that he’s looking at attempted murder charges. Eric urges Brady that he has to get through to Rachel and to retract her statement. Brady questions what he’s supposed to do and asks what kind of father would say his daughter was lying. Eric asks what kind of father he will be in prison. Brady states that even if he asked Rachel to change her statement, he’s not sure that she would do it because she’s under Kristen’s control that much. Eric insists that Rachel must not have known what she was doing. Brady adds that Kristen also backed up Rachel’s statement. Eric asks what Brady is going to do. Brady informs him that Belle is talking to Kristen now, so he’s hoping to God that she gets through to her.

Kristen acknowledges that Belle has guts but she asked her last night to salvage her and Brady’s custody agreement and she turned her down but now she wants her to help get Brady out of this. Belle admits that she was angry on Brady’s behalf when she turned her down. Kristen says she’s angry on her behalf because she thought that she and Brady had a deal, but then he pulled a gun on her. Belle argues that Brady was out of his mind with worry about Rachel when he did that and that Kristen would’ve done the same thing if the table were turned. Kristen says probably but it wasn’t her. Belle questions what Kristen gets by sending Brady to prison.

EJ questions Dr. Sorenson wanting to examine him. She says she’s just trying to get a full picture of the child’s health which means they have to consider several factors. EJ agrees to whatever she needs. She states that she just needs a sample of his DNA.

Kristen asks if Belle thinks Brady might actually be prosecuted. Belle states that attempted murder charges might not be serious to DiMeras, but it is to the law. Belle argues that she doesn’t think Brady really would’ve pulled the trigger. Belle admits that what Brady did was wrong but says that Kristen pushed him to it. Kristen argues that she did not kidnap Rachel. Belle says there is blame on both sides and asks what matters most to her because Rachel’s best interest is having both parents in her life. Kristen asks Belle what she wants her to do then. Belle wants Kristen to recant her statement to Jada and not send the father of her child to prison.

Eric didn’t realize how bad things had gotten between Brady and Kristen. Eric wishes there was some way he could help. Brady says he got himself in to this, so he will have to find a way to get his ass out of it. Eric tells Brady that if there’s anything he can do, all he has to do is ask. Brady thanks him. Eric says he has to get going to join Sloan at her first appointment. Brady asks how Sloan is feeling about the pregnancy as he knows Eric is happy but he feels Sloan didn’t seem like the settling down type. Eric then reveals that the pregnancy was planned and was actually Sloan’s idea which surprises Brady. Eric explains that Sloan saw how disappointed he was when he found out he wasn’t the father of Nicole’s baby and that he’s always wanted to be a father. Eric adds that Sloan wants kids too since she doesn’t have her parents and her brother is going to prison, so she was kind of motivated to get pregnant. Brady calls that pretty selfless of her and acknowledges that Sloan must love him. Eric responds that he loves her too.

Melinda explains to Sloan that while on a date with Li, she tried to record him admitting that he wanted Stefan dead which surprises Sloan. Melinda adds that it’s not like she planned to do it as she and Li didn’t even know they were meeting since they were set up by a matchmaker. Melinda acknowledges that they were actually getting along despite the fact that she had tried to send him to prison. Melinda says it was an obstacle at first, but they have so much in common and she started opening up to him. Melinda thinks they were both having fun and there was chemistry too, but then she saw an opportunity to get a confession and Li caught on quickly. Melinda feels she should’ve known that trying to trap Li would blow up in her face. Sloan questions why Melinda did it if she was having fun and there was chemistry between them.

Li questions Tripp saying he should give Melinda another chance. Tripp acknowledges that Melinda shouldn’t have tried to record him, but maybe it was an impulsive decision that she regrets. Tripp states that Melinda has been through a lot the past couple years. Wendy asks about that while Li asks how he knows. Tripp explains that Melinda had a daughter who was a nurse at the hospital and she died in a freak accident. Wendy calls that so sad. Tripp says her name was Haley and she was a friend of his but she got her life cut short in a horrible way. Li states that losing a child must be the worst pain in the world, but that doesn’t change how he feels about last night and he never wants to see Melinda Trask again.

EJ questions the doctor wanting his DNA. She says just a simple cheek swab is all. Nicole argues that they already did the paternity test and asks what else she needs. She explains that the hospital had DNA from Eric Brady, but nothing from EJ, and questions why that is. Nicole admits that she didn’t tell her that when she got pregnant, she was 99% sure that EJ was the father but there was a slight chance that it could be Eric’s. Nicole adds that once they ruled out that chance, they knew EJ was the father obviously. Dr. Sorenson still wants a DNA analysis to look out for genetic markers or any diseases that could be passed on to the baby. She reminds them that the goal of their appointment is to assure that they have a healthy baby. Nicole says they can’t argue with that.

Eric admits that he was taken aback when Sloan said she wanted to have their baby. Eric says it goes to show that people can change and suggests that maybe Kristen will surprise him but Brady doubts that. Brady tells Eric that he is happy for him as he knows how long he’s wanted this. Brady thinks Eric will be one hell of a good dad. Eric tells him to let him know how things go with Belle and Kristen. Eric reminds him that he’ll do anything he can to help him. Brady thanks him but thinks the only person that can help him is Kristen.

Kristen is not sure that changing her statement is the silver bullet that Belle thinks it is because Brady admitted that he wanted to kill her and Rachel heard him. Belle argues that Brady didn’t know if his daughter was alive or dead, so he was at his wit’s end. Kristen asks if that’s what she is going to tell the jury. Belle confirms that it is and that without testimony, Melinda will have a hard time making the charge stick. Kristen asks what she gets out of keeping Brady out of jail. Belle asks if she’s talking about a deal. Kristen brings up that Brady went back on their shared custody agreement. Kristen then declares that she will change her statement if Brady signs on the dotted line. Belle assures she’ll get him to sign if she will do that. Kristen remarks that it will be hard since Brady tore it up but Belle is sure she can get a fresh copy. Kristen asks if she really thinks Brady will sign. Belle thinks Brady will be very appreciative of what she’s doing for him, so that he will be more than willing to sign the terms.

Melinda tells Sloan that she doesn’t know what made her record Li and guesses it was instinct as she smelled blood and went for it. Sloan relates to being there a time or two. Melinda feels part of her just always needs to win and it overpowered her want to have a real human connection. Melinda admits that when Li stormed out and she was eating alone, she felt sad. Sloan knows Li might not be the most morally upstanding person, but he is handsome and really rich. Sloan adds that he can be pretty shrewd when he needs to be. Melinda asks what she’s getting at. Sloan knows she doesn’t know her that well but feels that Li might be Melinda’s perfect match. Melinda is pretty sure Li never wants to see her again after last night. Melinda then reveals that her matchmaker set her up with someone else tonight and he’s meeting her here.

Wendy tells Li that she’s really sorry that his date didn’t go well as she knows how much he wants a fresh start after everything with Gabi. Li responds that he’s not giving up and reveals that the matchmaker has already set him up with someone else to meet and he has to go now. Li jokes that he’s sure they are sad to see him go and he hopes they can find a way to fill the empty hours. Tripp wishes him luck and hopes this lady works out better. Li says as long as she doesn’t try to convict him of a felony, it will be a definite improvement as he then exits the apartment.

Dr. Sorenson says she will send EJ’s DNA to the lab and they will get the results in a few days. She says they will then do an ultrasound on the baby as she steps out. EJ and Nicole talk about their excitement as they kiss.

Sloan jokes about Melinda meeting a guy while already finishing a martini. Sloan talks about having to take care of her baby and having her first pre-natal appointment today. Melinda hopes it goes well. Sloan says she feels good and Eric will be there too. Melinda acknowledges that it was nice talking to her and suggests they do it again sometime. Sloan agrees that she would like that. Melinda send her regards to Eric, acknowledging that they haven’t always seen eye to eye but she knows he’s a good man and thinks he will be a great father. Sloan agrees and says he’s very happy about the baby. Sloan tells Melinda that she will see her soon as she then exits.

Wendy and Tripp have leftovers for dinner. Wendy tells Tripp that she was sorry to hear about Tripp’s friend Haley. Tripp thanks her and calls it a real shock when she died. Wendy asks if they were close. Tripp says they could say that as he reveals that they were actually married, which shocks Wendy.

Belle goes to see Brady, who asks how it went and if it’s good news or bad news. Belle hopes he thinks it’s good news. Brady asks what that means. Belle responds that she can make this whole thing go away and he won’t go to prison. Brady asks what the catch is. Belle then informs him that Kristen will change her statement, if he agrees to a shared custody arrangement. Brady complains that he either goes to jail or has to share custody with a maniac. Belle goes over that Brady pulled a gun on Kristen, said he was going to kill her, and his daughter heard him so he’s not going to get everything he wants. Brady says he understands and takes the agreement to sign. Kristen then walks in and questions if Brady signed it. Brady is taken aback and questions if they came here together. Belle asks what difference that makes. Brady argues that if he signs it, there’s no guarantee that Kristen will talk to the cops. Brady then declares that he’s not signing anything until Kristen upholds her end of this crap bargain that Belle made. Kristen tells Brady to have fun in prison then. Brady warns that if he goes, he’ll just grant custody of Rachel to John and Marlena. Belle acknowledges that would be within Brady’s rights. Kristen then says fine and calls Melinda, who asks what she wants. Kristen puts it on speaker and says she’s been thinking about the statement she gave and she was pretty rattled in the moment, but she feels like she overstated things which Melinda questions. Kristen tells her that she would like to retract her statement and not press charges against Brady. Melinda reminds her that she still has Rachel’s statement. Kristen is sure once she explains things to her, Rachel will feel the same way. Melinda questions if she was just wasting her time. Kristen remarks that she’s so glad they understand each other and hangs up. Kristen then tells Brady that it’s his turn.

Wendy comments on being pretty surprised as Tripp never told her that he was married before. Tripp explains that it was just so Haley could get a green card but immigration didn’t like that so they had to make it look like true love. Tripp admits that while they were doing that, he kind of fell for her. Wendy says no wonder it was so awful when he lost her. Tripp assures that he’ll never forget her, but he tells himself that she is in peace and would want him to be happy, which he is. Tripp then kisses Wendy. Wendy mentions having to get back to the office. Tripp suggests they watch a movie if she’s still awake when he gets off. Wendy says it’s a date as they kiss. Wendy hopes Li’s date works out as well because he needs to find someone too. Tripp comments that it’s too bad he wouldn’t even consider giving Melinda another chance.

Melinda calls the matchmaker and complains about the guy still not showing up. She’s instructed to look for a man in a blue blazer as she hangs up. Li then arrives and Melinda says it couldn’t be him again.

Eric goes to the hospital and runs in to Nicole. Nicole mentions just having an appointment with the specialist. Eric asks if she’s okay. Nicole says they did a sonogram and everything looked great but the specialist wants to make sure everything is okay by having EJ’s DNA tested. Eric says it sounds like EJ found the right doctor. Nicole then asks what Eric is doing here and if he’s okay. Sloan then arrives and joins Eric, saying that they are both great and she’s pregnant.

EJ thanks Dr. Sorenson again for coming back to Salem on such short notice. She jokes about having to put up with gourmet on his private jet. EJ asks if she can do him another favor. EJ then reveals that Nicole doesn’t want to know the sex of the baby, but he does. EJ says when it comes to decorating the nursery, it would be nice to know what colors to use. EJ asks if the doctor could let him know when she knows if it’s a boy or a girl. She responds that she’s sorry but Nicole is her patient, so she can’t give out any information without her permission. EJ understands and jokes that she can’t blame him for trying. EJ then declares that all that really matters is that he’s going to be the father of a healthy baby as Dr. Sorenson holds onto EJ’s DNA sample.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, July 24, 2023

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At the Newman ranch, Victor expressed his frustration with the fractured state of their family and his failed attempts to bring them together. Nikki encouraged him not to be a defeatist. Victor voiced his concerns about Victoria’s unpredictable behavior, Adam feeling isolated after losing his baby, and Nick’s reluctance to help Adam rebuild McCall Unlimited. He blamed himself for giving his children too much freedom.

At the Newman corporate suite, Nate and Victoria made love and discussed their future together. They received messages from Victor to meet him urgently at the ranch.

At the ranch, Victor gathered his children and Nate to announce a new arrangement for their roles in the family business. He asserted his authority and ordered them to follow his instructions. He demanded that Nick and Adam work together at Adustus International, while Nate would continue as COO under Victoria. Adam stormed out, refusing to comply with Victor’s plan.

At the Athletic Club, Tucker and Audra had a conversation about Tucker’s newfound success and Audra’s interest in Kyle Abbott. Audra ignored Tucker’s snide remarks and invited Kyle to her suite.

Sharon and Chance celebrated Phyllis’ surrender and Sharon’s ownership of Kirsten, Incorporated. They ended up making love in Sharon’s office but were interrupted by Adam, who revealed he was walking away from Adustus International and suggested partnering with Sharon in her new venture with Kirsten, Incorporated.

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GH Short Recap Monday, July 24, 2023

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Carly surprises Josslyn by revealing herself as the new owner of Kelly’s, a diner with historical significance in their family. Bobbie had gifted the diner to Carly for one dollar, and Carly is determined to make it even better than before. Meanwhile, at Pentonville, Drew confronts Cyrus about Curtis’ shooting and questions Cyrus’ supposed change of heart. Cyrus warns Drew to avoid trouble in prison and emphasizes the need for family in that environment.

At the Quartermaine estate, Michael and Willow wait for Nina, who arrives late after tending to Sasha in the hospital. Nina and Willow discuss their relationship with Wiley, and Nina reflects on her past vendetta against Carly. At the hospital, Terry and Yuri express their feelings for each other, but Yuri is worried about Valentin and Mayor Collins facing trouble.

Sonny receives a call about Sasha’s situation and promises to help her, earning gratitude from Michael, who calls him “Dad.” Meanwhile, in Austin’s office, a threat emerges when Gordon tries to extort money from Austin and Mason. Elizabeth, who had been suspicious of Dex, confronts him and warns him to stay away from her family.

At Wyndemere, Ava is displeased with Betty, the nanny Mason had hired, and becomes further enraged when she learns about her sister Delia’s risky date. Ava tries to intervene but is stopped by Betty’s threats. The situation intensifies when Sonny arrives and finds Ava upset after Betty slaps her.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, July 24, 2023

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Sheila, who had been on trial for her past crimes, was unexpectedly released from custody at the courthouse due to a technicality. Liam recorded the emotional reunion between Sheila and her son, Finn. Steffy, worried for her family’s safety, sought ways to protect her children from Sheila’s potential threat. Meanwhile, Liam witnessed a concerning interaction between Finn and Sheila, leaving him suspicious of Finn’s intentions.

In prison, Sheila expressed her excitement about her newfound freedom to Mike. She planned to rebuild a relationship with Finn and become a real grandmother to Hayes. Back at Forrester, Brooke and R.J. celebrated Sheila’s supposed permanent removal from their lives, unaware of her release.

The situation left Steffy distraught, questioning Finn’s loyalty and dedication to keeping Sheila away from their family. Meanwhile, Liam felt a responsibility to protect Steffy and the children in case Finn failed to do so. The abrupt turn of events had everyone on edge, uncertain of how to deal with Sheila’s unexpected freedom and her potential influence on their lives.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, July 24, 2023

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Billy: So, how was new york?

Jack: New york was illuminating and not in a good way.

Billy: What does that mean?

Jack: Ashley and tucker are planning on taking her assets and her patents out of jabot.

Diane: Can they even do that?

Jack: Legal has said that there are loopholes within our merger agreement that allow her to take everything if she can show cause.

Billy: She doesn’t have cause, so good luck with that.

Jack: Don’t be so sure of that.

Diane: What’s the problem?

Jack: She’s planning on using your past to build her case.

Tucker: Hello!

Ashley: Hi!

Tucker: Hello! Hello!

Abby: Hi!

Devon: How are you? You look beautiful.

Ashley: You look gorgeous.

Abby: Hi, how are you?

Tucker: I know we said that were only gonna stay for a few minutes, but we brought gifts.

Ashley: We brought gifts.

Devon: Gifts.

Tucker: Consider them housewarming gifts.

Abby: Thank you so much.

Devon: You two really did not have to do that.

Ashley: We wanted to help celebrate your new home.

Tucker: My mothers’ home and the joy you’ve brought to it.

Abby: Well, that is very sweet. Thank you.

Devon: It is.

Ashley: Yeah.

Abby: You look happy.

Ashley: I am happy. I’m happy, yeah. Very happy.

Abby: You work things out with uncle jack?

Ashley: No, I wish. I wish. But I think diane has poisoned his mind to the point where I don’t even recognize my brother anymore.

Abby: I’m sorry.

Ashley: I know, but let’s not let them spoil this, okay?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: Because things are finally falling into place for me and my future.

Phyllis: Hey. Heather, hi.

Heather: Hi.

Phyllis: Okay, so, tell me. Were you able to, um, convince christine to drop the charges?

Heather: No.

Phyllis: Are you serious? Even though we have a statement from carson that I killed jeremy stark in self-defense?

Heather: She wouldn’t budge.

Phyllis: I have an eyewitness.

Heather: I understand. Christine somehow thinks you convinced carson to say what you needed him to say–

Phyllis: Oh, that’s ridiculous! Seriously?

Heather: She’s not buying your story, phyllis. She wants to take this to trial.

Phyllis: I’m sure she does. You know why? Because she’s obsessed with me. She’s obsessed with bringing me down.

Heather: I don’t think it’s personal this time

Phyllis: Oh, really? Oh, it’s not personal? She’s hated me for decades.

Heather: Okay. Take a breath. She’ll still need to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.

Phyllis: Which she can’t do, right? She can’t do. I mean, obviously I’m innocent. I mean, we have a statement from carson.

Heather: That’s– that’s the hope and the plan.

Phyllis: Okay. Good. So, I mean, I don’t want to take my chances for carson to, I don’t know, maybe change his mind and mess this up for me.

Heather: Do you think that he might?

Phyllis: I don’t know. I don’t know. I– shouldn’t we… shouldn’t we be putting him in protective custody or something like that so no one can get a hold of him and make him recant his testimony.

Heather: Why would anyone want to do that?

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Billy: I’m not surprised that ashley’s making this play. She absolutely despises diane. No offense.

Diane: None taken.

Billy: Look, jack, I’m just gonna say it, okay? And I’ve already told diane that I think this is the right play. We have her step down from jabot.

Jack: No. Absolutely not.

Billy: Just hear me out for a second, okay? Diane is not in the picture, we take away any ammunition that ashley has to come after us. She’s got nothing else.

Jack: The answer is still no.

Billy: Jack–

Jack: We are not going to cave to ashley. I’m not going to do it. She has worked too hard for her position in this company. She deserves it. And I’m not taking it away from her because of our sister’s irrational vendetta.

Billy: So, we’re heading to war. You understand that?

Jack: If it has to be. And we will win that war.

Billy: Well, I wouldn’t be so sure about that, okay? I’ve never seen ashley this driven, this determined. If we underestimate her and her vendetta, that right there could be the worst thing we could do. It could end up bringing us all down.

Abby: So, when you said everything is going your way, were you referring to tucker?

Ashley: He’s a big part of it, yeah.

Abby: So you really think it’s worth the risk? That you can actually trust him?

Ashley: I do.

Abby: Mom, I really, really want to be happy for you–

Ashley: But you don’t believe it.

Abby: Can you blame me?

Ashley: I don’t blame you one bit. You know I’ve had doubts, right? But I’ve realized that tucker has a past. I have a past. We’ve both come into this relationship with a huge set of baggage. And I just, uh, I just realized that, um, I don’t want to be so afraid of getting hurt again that I don’t give love one more chance, abby. He makes me happy. In fact, we have an announcement we want to make.

[ Devon indistinct chattering ]

Tucker: Okay. A toast! A toast! Here you are. Um… to devon and abby, wishing you both a lifetime of happiness in this house, my mother’s house. Devon, seeing you here so happy and settled, it’s just… it’s more than a dad could wish for. And… I know that I have not, uh… I’ve not been the father, or a father even, that you deserve or needed, but, uh… I’m going to try to spend the rest of my days making up for that ’cause that’s what– what katherine would expect of me and this is what you deserve. You’re a good son. And better than I could have ever hoped for. So– and I know that you’re equally proud of abby.

Ashley: Yeah, a little bit.

Tucker: Beautiful family there that you’ve created, so that’s it. To new beginnings. To… life, love, joy and laughter.

Ashley: Beautiful.

Abby: Cheers. That was so nice. Thank you.

Ashley: That was beautiful honey.

Heather: What are you getting at, phyllis?

Phyllis: I’m just thinking out loud, that’s all. I mean, in the hypothetical. I don’t trust christine and I wouldn’t put anything past her, that’s all.

Heather: That’s all?

Phyllis: That is enough.

Heather: Okay, christine may not like you, but she’s not about to coerce a witness into lying just to stick it to you, if that’s what you’re worried about.

Phyllis: Oh, really? She’s not? Oh. You don’t know her dark side, heather. I do.

Heather: Mm-hmm. What’s going on?

Phyllis: Uh, nothing. What do you mean what’s going on? I told you.

Heather: I don’t– I don’t believe that this is about christine not liking you. I think there’s– there’s more going on here, isn’t there? Something that you’re holding back.

Phyllis: I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

Heather: Michael warned me about this. Daniel warned me about this too. Phyllis, I need your complete honesty or I cannot do my job.

Phyllis: I am being honest with you.

Heather: I don’t believe that. I think you’re spinning your way out of something. Phyllis, anything you tell me falls under attorney-client privilege. Do you understand that? But if I walk into that courtroom where some other shoe might drop, I cannot defend you properly and I hate surprises. So, I’m going to ask you one last time, okay? Either come clean with me now or you’re going to have to find yourself another attorney.

Phyllis: Okay. Tucker mccall has me under his thumb and I can’t get out.

Heather: Okay. What do you– what do you mean under his thumb?

Phyllis: Tucker found carson, my only witness, and convinced him to come here and testify on my behalf. He’s holding the strings. He quite literally has my life in his hands.

Heather: Okay. Okay. I’m not just accomplished.

Ashley: So honey, what’s it like being back here?

Abby: Oh, um, it’s fine.

Ashley: Yeah?

Abby: Yeah. It’s great, actually.

Ashley: Oh. I don’t know. Wouldn’t it be a little bit awkward for you being back in the same house you were in when you were married to chance. I’d be having flashbacks.

Abby: Well, I haven’t had any of those, but–

Ashley: What?

Abby: I do feel a little guilty sometimes.

Ashley: What do you feel guilty about?

Abby: It’s just– waking up here now, like being here with devon and dominic, it just– it feels perfect. This is the life that I always wanted and I thought that I was going to have it with chance, but I guess it just wants supposed to happen that way. And that’s when the guilt creeps in.

Ashley: You don’t have any reason to feel guilty about that.

Abby: Spoken like a mom.

Ashley: Well, maybe a bit spoken like a mom, but why do you feel guilty exactly? Tell me.

Abby: Because I wanted a home. I wanted a family and I think that I tricked myself and chance into thinking that that was our happily ever after. Even though deep inside, I knew it wasn’T. But being here and waking up here every day, I mean, I just feel like I am in the right place at the right time and it feels perfect.

Ashley: Oh, honey. I want you to feel that way always.

Abby: Well, I am dying to know your news. What is it?

Devon: Hey, are those rumors that I’m hearing true?

Tucker: What rumors?

Devon: That you and ashley are gonna take her portion of jabot and start your own company?

Tucker: I don’t want to talk about business tonight. Let’s just stick to the personal news we came for. Hey, should we tell them?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: You want to?

Ashley: No, you do it. You do it.

Tucker: Okay. So, well, we told you before on several occasions that we are getting married, but the news is we’re getting married in a couple of weeks.

Devon: Wow.

Tucker: So… yeah, it’s going to be a– just a small affair.

Ashley: Yeah. Small.

Tucker: Immediate family. A few close friends. We don’t know about the venue yet, but… okay. Who wants more champagne?

Ashley: I do. Keep it going. Thank you.

Heather: How long has tucker been blackmailing you? Did michael know about this? Why would you keep this from me?

[ Heather sighing ]

Phyllis: Listen, tucker was able to track down carson before any of michael’s people. And he wasted zero time in– in just trapping me into a corner.

Heather: Did you know about this when I told you that carson had come forward? Phyllis? Damn it, phyllis!

Phyllis: Okay, listen. I thought that I could work this out. I thought I could.

Heather: Okay, phyllis. I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to answer it as though your life depended on it because it just might. Carson is telling the truth, isn’t he? He witnessed stark coerce you into doing his bidding and then he witnessed the attack that forced you to kill him, right?

Phyllis: I already told you–

Heather: I know what you’ve already told me, but I want you to tell me again, okay? Because if any of this is a lie, it will come out and you, phyllis, will suffer the consequences. So far, all we have is a lot of inadmissible hearsay from your children while you were in hiding, and none of that includes a witness to stark’s death, so… was carson a witness or not?

Phyllis: Absolutely. He was a witness. He was. He saw what happened through the window and then he ran away. He knows things that a witness would know.

Heather: What does tucker want from you?

Phyllis: I– I don’t think you want to know that, it– he wants me to try to get diane jenkins out of jabot.

Heather: Okay. No thank you. I– I– I don’T. I don’t want to know that.

Phyllis: I don’t want to be a part of it, honestly. I don’T. I mean, it’s the last thing I need in my life right now.

Heather: And this is why you think we need to put carson into some kind of protective custody.

Phyllis: I’m telling you, heather, tucker mccall can’t be trusted. He can’T. He’s so shady. He has me under his thumb. It’s like I have an axe over my head that he’s holding. He literally has my entire life in his hands.

Billy: Diane stepping away from jabot would be temporary in the hopes that it’s enough for ashley to back off.

Diane: It’s a good starting point, jack. We should consider it.

Jack: It is off the table. We are not giving ashley an easy win here.

Billy: Jack, this isn’t a family reality show competition, okay? This is our company. This is our business.

Jack: Yes, and ashley is the one who’s threatening it right now and not for the first time. I cannot believe after all the work we did to rebuild our relationship, after she took her patents and ran to paris, she pulls a stunt like this, all so diane can’t be part of the business or part of our family. That’s not going to happen, billy. I don’t care how much she and tucker plot and plan, I’m not moving one inch.

Billy: I hear you. But know this is about to get very ugly.

Diane: I’M… I’m sorry.

Jack: You have nothing to apologize for.

Diane: No, actually I have a lot to apologize for, but, uh, I really appreciate you being in my corner. It means everything.

Jack: I am always in your corner. I’ll always be in your corner. We will find a way to deal with ashley. In the meantime… I want to focus on my gorgeous fiancĂ©E. I missed you so much when I was in new york.

Diane: I missed you too.

Jack: What do you say we go home and make up for some lost time?

Diane: Okay. This isn’t charmin! No wonder I don’t feel as clean.

Heather: Our case does hinge almost entirely on carson’s testimony, so, it– it is important that we keep him safe.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. I agree. Maybe I can, um… string tucker along and make him believe that I’m making progress. It does depend on whether or not jack will forgive me for what I’ve done.

Heather: You’ve done a lot of damage to that family

Phyllis: Have I? Really? Done damage to them? Where’s this coming from? Christine? Daniel? Oh, daniel. Okay. Well I have done a lot of damage to my children, that’s for sure. And I’m more interested in making it right with them and yes, summer is part of that family too.

Heather: Okay. Then I hope you’re successful because if tucker doesn’t get what he wants he’ll pull the plug and it’s game over. We need to fast track this trial. The sooner we get this over with, the better it’ll be for you, okay?

Phyllis: I know. Listen, there is nothing more than I want than to be free. I mean, to be free of all of this.

Heather: We concentrate on deactivating tucker’s threat, and you focus on making amends, okay?

Abby: Wow.

Tucker: Well, don’t everyone speak at once.

[ Devon chuckling ]

Abby: I– it’s just, this seems very fast. I– I don’t know, I think I’m– I’m in shock.

Ashley: Well, we’re kind of in shock. Aren’t we? But, you know, tucker loves me and I love him. Look, we just really want you to be happy for us, okay?

Abby: I want to be happy for you.

Ashley: You just don’t trust it?

Tucker: I think better put, she doesn’t trust me.

Abby: I really don’t want my mom to get hurt gain.

Tucker: That’s not gonna happen, abby. That’s never gonna happen again. I swear that I’m just not gonna put my relationship with her in jeopardy ever again. You’re kinda quiet.

Devon: Just taking it all in.

Tucker: Yeah?

Devon: Yeah.

Tucker: Thoughts?

Devon: My thoughts?

Tucker: Yeah.

Devon: Uh, you know, it’s– you never cease to amaze me.

[ Tucker laughing ]

Tucker: I would not call that a full-throated, uh, endorsement of the wedding, which we would be thrilled to have from both of you.

Devon: Yeah, I mean, when it’s right, it’s right.

Abby: You have our blessing.

Ashley: Really?

Abby: Under one condition. You stop looking at wedding venues and you let devon and me throw your wedding here at the house.

Tucker: Oh, man?

Ashley: Come on.

[ Ashley chuckling ]

Abby: Okay?

[ Ashley laughing ]

Tucker: Yeah?

Devon: Yeah.

Diane: Thank you. Oh, this is nice.

Jack: This is so nice.

Diane: So nice. It almost feels normal.

Jack: I promise you there’s going to be a whole lot of normal once– never mind, I’m not going to talk about ashley.

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: It only makes us mad and I don’t want to spoil the moment.

Diane: Agreed, so… what do you want to talk about instead?

Jack: You decide.

Diane: No, you go ahead.

Jack: Um… I will say, I was surprised to hear that phyllis just showed up. What? What?

Diane: Come on. You’ve gone from talking about one woman who hates me to another that hates me even more!

Jack: You’re absolutely right, I apologize.

Diane: No, no. No, it’s– it’s fine. We can talk about her if you want.

Jack: You sure?

Diane: Oh yes, I can’t wait to talk about phyllis.

Jack: Okay, now you’re poking fun at me.

Diane: All right, maybe I am just a little. But yes, we were all surprised when phyllis suddenly came out of hiding and turned herself in.

Jack: How did she even make bail?

Diane: Well, apparently an emt, some guy named carson, uh, showed up and backed up her whole story.

Jack: Including the part about her killing stark in self-defense?

Diane: All of it.

Jack: So, this emt has a change of heart and comes back to defend her? Sounds a bit sketchy.

Diane: Well, I heard it was a, uh, a guilty conscience. He had read about me being in jail and then heard that she was still alive and on the run and then, I guess he just caved in.

Jack: Guilty conscience?

Diane: Yeah, I know. It’s a hard story to buy. But phyllis was able to use it as her get-out-of-jail card.

Jack: She may actually beat these charges.

Diane: The thought of that is nauseating.

Jack: Okay, now I’m really sorry I brought her up.

Diane: No, no it’s okay, jack. It’s fine. I mean, it’s not as if every member of our family isn’t intimately connected to this case. It’s just a really nice coincidence for phyllis.

Jack: Oh, yeah. Everything works out just fine for her. (Wheezing)

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Jack: So, have you actually seen phyllis since she got back?

Diane: I did.

Jack: How’d that go?

Diane: Uh, it was strange, uncomfortable. She was at society with tucker and we were both trying very hard to be civilized. I told her that I was moving past the anger and I just wanted to get on with my life.

Jack: And how did she respond?

Diane: Um, I don’t know. She seemed remorseful, but with phyllis you– you wonder if it’s all an act. I mean, she is really good at faking things. I don’t know, I’d like to believe she was sincere, but–

Jack: Oh, no, no. I’m on your side there. Something about this whole thing is off, and with phyllis in the middle, it’s even more suspicious.

Diane: You know what? I almost don’t care if she beats it.

Jack: I do. After everything she put you and our family through, there are some things you can’t just walk back.

Diane: Yes, but with ashley and tucker coming after me now, the last thing I need is more conflict with phyllis.

Jack: Oh, no, no. She doesn’t want that. Look, if she’s able to beat these charges, and that’s a giant if, she is going to be working her tail off to mend fences with summer and with daniel. She won’t have time for anything else.

Diane: Yeah, summer came over the other night looking for kyle.

Jack: And?

Diane: It didn’t go well.

Jack: I’m not that surprised. Kyle is really angry. He feels she betrayed him. And you know how fond I am of summer, but I– I don’t see an easy way out for those two.

Diane: I just hate the mess that this whole feud with phyllis has caused everyone.

Jack: Listen to me. This is not your fault.

Diane: No, but my age-old battle with her is at the center of all of this. And all we’ve done is– is just hurt the people we love.

Jack: Listen to me. The people you love love you. And where there is love, there is always room for forgiveness.

Phyllis: I will make things right with summer and daniel.

Heather: I know you’d like to, but–

Phyllis: No, no, no. I will. I will make things right for my children. My life isn’t going to be dictated by tucker mccall. That already happened with jeremy stark. That’s not happening again. I’m shedding my skin. If I get the chance, I swear, heather, if I get the chance, big changes will be coming. Big changes.

Billy: Well, wouldn’t that be something?

Ashley: I don’t know what to say.

Tucker: Yeah, me neither. I’m– I’m so touched though. And surprised.

Abby: That we would want to host your wedding?

Ashley: Yes, I mean, we didn’t know how you would feel about us even getting married, so–

Devon: I mean, we can’t say it hasn’t been challenging.

Tucker: Sure, I understand you weren’t so sure about my intentions.

Abby: There’s something different. I’ve noticed it all night. The way that you’ve been looking at each other. It looks like you’re genuinely falling in love.

Tucker: Well, I got to tell you guys, I’m just– I’m very touched that you would offer to– to host this wedding in my– in my mom’s house. Are you sure you want to?

[ Both chuckling ]

Devon: Hey, if you’re up for it, then absolutely.

Abby: Yes. We want to support you.

Tucker: Wonderful.

Devon: So, that settles it then.

Ashley: Yay!

Tucker: All right.

Devon: Congratulations are in order.

Tucker: Thank you!

Abby: Congratulations!

Tucker: Yes. Thank you. Cheers.

Ashley: Cheers. Relapsing ms isn’t the only thing I have going on.

Abby: I surprised you, didn’t I?

Devon: A little bit.

[ Abby chuckling ] A little bit. Just ’cause you haven’t been the biggest cheerleader of their relationship.

Abby: I know.

Devon: So, was your offer genuine or is there more to it?

Abby: Look, to be honest, I have had a really hard time picturing tucker be a part of my mom’s life.

Devon: Yeah, I know you have. So, what’s changed?

Abby: Just looking at her tonight, she was so happy. It’s like she actually trusts him despite their past and that she thinks that maybe he finally could be the one.

Devon: I hope she’s right.

Abby: You don’t think so?

Devon: I didn’t say that.

Abby: You sound doubtful.

Devon: No, I’m not doubtful. I’ve just learned over the years to go with the flow when it comes to tucker. That’s all. ‘Cause that flow can switch up midstream. But I do have to admit that– that look that you say you saw on your mom’s face? I saw it on his, too.

Abby: True love.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Right?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: That’s why I want to throw them a wedding. As long as you’re okay with it.

Devon: Absolutely.

Abby: Really?

Devon: Absolutely, yes.

Abby: Yay!

Billy: It’s nice to see you, heather. I didn’t know you were back in town.

Heather: I’m, uh, I’m taking phyllis’s case.

Billy: Oh, wow. Does she have a prayer?

Phyllis: Oh, I have more than a prayer. I have an eye witness and innocence on my side.

Billy: I’m glad to hear that. Well, good luck.

Heather: I’ll get right to work on the carson issue. I think that your instincts are right. We need to act fast. I’ll be in touch.

Phyllis: Uh, heather, um, thank you. I mean that. Thank you.

Heather: Of course.

Billy: Mind if I join you?

Phyllis: That depends.

Billy: On?

Phyllis: On whether you’re interested in making me a blood sport like everybody else in this town.

Billy: Why would I do that?

Phyllis: Because I hurt a lot of people.

Billy: Yeah.

Phyllis: You know, billy, I don’t want a brass band or anything like that, but it would be really nice if somebody cut me some slack like they seem to do with other people.

Billy: That’s quite the mea culpa.

Phyllis: When you’re wrong you’re wrong.

Billy: I don’t want to bury you, phyllis. I do want to share something with you.

Phyllis: What do you want to share with me?

Billy: It’s about summer.

Diane: Oh.

[ Door slams shut ]

Jack: Oh.

Ashley: How was new york?

Jack: Oh, I think you know how new york went.

Ashley: Just protecting my interests.

Jack: No, you’re not. You’re using diane’s history as a tool for you and your greedy little boyfriend to carry out your little power play.

Ashley: Or I’m saving you from yourself.

Jack: Can we just drop that pretense? You don’t care about me or anything but getting what you want out of this.

Ashley: That is simply not true, but you know what? You can think whatever you want. You can’t stop me.

Diane: All right, that’s it. I’m out.

Jack: Wait, what does that mean?

Diane: That means that I am not going to keep my job. I am walking away from jabot.

Jack: No, I’m not going to–

Diane: It’s not your decision to make, jack. I refuse to be used as ammunition for your sister and tucker to hurt the company. Or you. My mind is made up. But that leaves you with a little problem, doesn’t it?

Ashley: I don’t see a problem.

Diane: Oh, well, since you claim I’m the reason that you and tucker are making this move, the situation has been resolved. I mean, if you’re telling the truth about why the two of you are doing this, then it would be reasonable to assume that you would back off. Unless, of course, I’m just a convenient excuse. Imagine if you could get ahead of your ibs-C…

Jack: You’re not going anywhere.

Diane: Jack–

Jack: We are not giving in to her extortion. You want your part of jabot? Fine. Take it!

Diane: No!

Jack: I will sign whatever papers are necessary in the morning.

Diane: Jack, I won’t let you do that.

Jack: It is done!

Ashley: Are you serious?

Jack: I am dead serious.

Ashley: You’re so disgusting, jack. You would actually give away such a large portion of the company you spent your whole life building because of her? Keeping her at jabot?

Jack: I would say that’s a hell of a lot better than tearing apart the family company

Ashley: Just stop, jack. You’re actually willing to do this for diane?

Jack: I would do that and a lot more for the woman I love.

Ashley: Unbelievable.

Jack: What is wrong with you? All of this to get her out of the company, out of the family? You want war? I’m ending it right now.

Tucker: Hey. What’s going on?

Ashley: Jack’s caving.

Diane: No, he’s not.

Jack: Diane–

Diane: I will not let you throw it all away for me. I’m out.

Devon: I was just thinking about something.

Abby: Uh-oh.

Devon: Why say “uh-oh?”

Abby: We– normally, when you say something like that, it’s something serious.

Devon: Oh. Well… it is serious.

Abby: Should I be worried?

Devon: No. You should not be worried at all. I was just thinking about how… you and I have never really talked about marriage before. You know?

Abby: Yeah. You’re right. We haven’T.

Devon: We talked about everything else. Talked about raising dominic together. Talked about living here in this house as a family. We’ve been best friends for a very, very long time

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Devon: So, I don’t know. Today just kind of gave me the idea that maybe we should talk about it.

Abby: Yeah. I love that idea.

Devon: Do you?

Abby: Yeah.

Phyllis: What is it about summer? Did something happen?

Billy: No, not at all. It’s– it’s a good thing.

Phyllis: Really? Okay because good things haven’t been coming my way.

Billy: I just wanted to share with you how impressed I’ve been with her. She, uh, she handled herself really well. You know with the confusion, the sadness. Believing that you had died.

Phyllis: Hm. God forgive me for that, right?

Billy: The point is, she did it. She’s grown up. She’s become quite a woman. And I know her and kyle, there’s, you know, conflict there, but she’s pushing though that as well. And I think you should be proud.

Phyllis: I am proud.

Billy: Just be careful not break her spirit.

Phyllis: This situation changed me. It did. I realize I have a lot to lose if I don’t turn things around and be the person my family loves. Not only loves, but respects.

Billy: I wanna believe that.

Phyllis: Well, I gotta show you then.

Billy: Yes, you do.

Phyllis: Um, I have a question. How did– how did kyle and jack react to me turning myself in?

Billy: Kyle, I have no idea. Jack was skeptical. Of course, diane wants to see you walk the plank.

Phyllis: Oh, of course. Of course she does. That would be a mild punishment.

[ Billy chuckling ]

Billy: Look, I’m pulling for you, okay? If anyone’s able to pull themselves out of the inferno, that’d be you.

Phyllis: Thanks.

Billy: You got it. Your lawyer needs you.

Heather: We need to talk. Privately.

Billy: Good to see you.

Phyllis: Bye.

Billy: Bye, heather.

Heather: Bye.

Phyllis: What is it?

Heather: It seems carson has disappeared.

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[Together] Surprise! Doing watts. Here. See you tomorrow. This is the last rotation chart for the week. Signed and approved. Thanks, boss. Wow. “Boss” — that’S… it’s got kind of a nice ring to it. Oh, so you’re a springsteen fan? Yeah, that’s me, born to run.

[ Laughs ] So is that it? You clocked out for the night? Yes.

[ Exhales deeply ] Good, because, uh, you remember when we talked about being more direct with one another? So, in the spirit of being more direct… I’m just gonna stop talking and — and — and come out and — and ask this. Yeah, ask away. Would you like to go to dinner with me tonight?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey, I can’t talk now. I’m about to meet the nanny that mason has forced on me. Everything is gonna be just fine. Have a martini. Mm, done. This nanny, though… she’s just there to spy on sonny? Avery won’t be in any danger, right? No. Uh, the only way avery is in danger is if we don’t do what mason says. We play along, everything will be okay. Um, I should probably go, though, so call me later with the details.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

[ Dramatic music plays ] En garde. En garde. Okay, here we go. Let’s go. Oh! Oh! Got you. Smack!

[ Chuckles ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Can we stay out here longer, daddy? Uh, yeah, sure, bud. Just let me talk to your mom for a second, okay? Okay. Alright. Have you heard from nina yet? No, not a word. I can’t believe she didn’t make it. I mean, the least she could do was text, but…

[ Exhales deeply ] This isn’t like her. I mean, she would reach out and let me know if she couldn’t come. I hope nothing is wrong. You know, I wasn’t — I wasn’t at all really for nina seeing all the kids, but I was trying to be supportive, so I went along with it. But it is so irresponsible for her not to just show up at all. I mean, come on, we held wiley out of camp for two days so it would be safe for her to visit in the bubble. We went out of our way, and she doesn’t even show up? Well, maybe there is a reasonable explanation. Like, something important came up at the last minute. What’s more important than her seeing her daughter and her grandchild?

[ Elevator bell dings ] Don’t worry about it. I got a lot of contacts at ferncliff, right? And I’ll have somebody look out for sasha while we sort this out. Thank you. Thank you. I’m just so worried about her. But thank you so much for helping. What — what are you — you are always there for me and the people I care about. And you do not know how

[Chuckles] I appreciate that. Thank you. Sonny, I’m supposed to be at the gatehouse. What’s wrong? Willow — she finally agreed to a visit with her… hey, hey. …And the kids are going to think that I don’t care. You need to relax.

[ Breathing deeply ] They’re going to understand once you tell them what’s going on with sasha. Okay, okay, okay. Really. Alright, hopefully she’ll just understand, and she won’t hold it against me. Well, I know someone else who might. Like who?

[ Soft music playing ] Cyrus. Really too bad that we got interrupted yesterday in the visiting center, because I wasn’t done with you. Clearly, you have anger toward me for some reason. The good book has taught me peace and patience, so it’s best not to let it escalate. Well, it wouldn’t escalate if you answered the question. Are you responsible for curtis getting shot?


Are you asking me out on a date? Yes, I am. A-a date. Hmm. Well, this is awkward. Is it? Uh, wait, wait, is it — is it — is it awkward because, uh, you’re — you’re — you’re turning me down, or — or is it awkward because you’re just gonna say no? Well, it’s just because I had already planned on asking you out tonight, but you beat me to it.

[ Laughs ] Really? Really. In fact, I already made reservations at the… together: Port charles grill. You didn’T. I did. Well, one of us is gonna have to change the reservation. I’ll cancel. I don’t think your reputation can take the hit as well as mine. You’re probably right. I’m a mess. But I’m a mess who’s really looking forward to seeing you tonight.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Yuri! Oh! What a great surprise. I love the beard.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ] I thought you’d still be helping mayor collins and valentin in russia. I had a very difficult journey. Had to make sure they have safe passage through the north. I had local people I know help us travel as far as we can, but, still, very dangerous trip. You’re incredible to risk your safety for them. Just another reason why I’m crazy about you.

[ Chuckles ] Crazy? It means I really like you and I’m glad you’re back. Oh. [ Chuckles ] Okay. I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I think about you all the time. Which is why I’m here. There’s something important I need to discuss with you. Thoreau wrote this work in a place like this. Unlike you, he made good use of his incarceration. He didn’t antagonize others. Answer the question. What is this incident you’re referring to? There was a shooting at the metro court pool. My friend, curtis ashford, was hit. You remember him, don’t you, renault? Curtis was of little interest to me until jordan and taggert dragged him into our affairs. So why would I care about what happens to him? Yeah, maybe you don’t, but he wasn’t the only one there. Sonny corinthos was also there. We both know that you’d love nothing more than to take him out.

[ Knock on door ] Hi. Josslyn, what are you doing here? I wanted to talk to you. And you got in late last night, you left early this morning. I had to track you down on the family app. Is everything okay? Well, I got a call from a classmate’s mother. Okay. She asked me to put in a good word with you and let you know that she was interested. Interested in what? Our house. Apparently, you’re selling it. If you’re thinking carly and michael would hold it against you, you got that wrong. They would understand that you’re late visiting willow because of the sasha situation. They’re not gonna blame you. You’re right. I’m so sorry. It’s just, because I am worried about sasha, I just think that my frustration is misplaced. If I blame carly or michael, then it takes away a little bit of that fear. And I’m sorry. You’re right. We’re all thinking about sasha, especially you, because you thought she was your daughter. You need to go to willow, tell her about sasha. Um, I got to meet with — with ava tonight, so… I’ll give you an update. Okay. Alright? You always know what to say to make me feel better.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. [ Chuckles ] Alright. Wish me luck. I’ll check in later. Alright. Alrighty, mason, this better be good.

[ Knock on door ][ Door opens ] Ms. Jerome, ms. Rutherford, your appointment, has arrived. Ah, well, it’s such a pleasure to meet you, ms. Rutherford. I’m so happy you chose my rĂ©sumĂ©. And, wow, I’ve never met anyone that has their own butler.

[ Chuckles ] Yes, well, I tried managing things on my own, but things were falling through the cracks.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll bet. This place is huge. Well, thank you, giles. That’ll be all.

[ Door closes ] Okay, well, I see here that you majored in early childhood development at the — let’s not, shall we? That relic you call a butler is gone, so drop the formality. This bogus rĂ©sumĂ© could say that I studied under mother teresa, and it still wouldn’t matter. We both know this job is mine and there’s nothing you can do about it.


Is everything okay?

Da. But while I was away, I realized it’s been one year since we started seeing each other. Can’t believe it’s been so long since the quartermaine picnic. And the sicilian thunderbolt. Well, I’ve never been happier than this past year. And that’s because of you. Well, I feel very much the same, which is why I feel the time is right for me to give you something. What’s this?

[ Chuckles ] Open and see. It is a key to my apartment. I’d like for you to come and go as you please, even if you have a late hospital shift. I know it’s big step, but — I hate to cut you off. There’s just something really important I have to take care of first. Please, please, don’t go. Okay, there are a few things I have to take care of first, and then I have to change. Okay. Keep in mind, I’m getting ready in the locker room. I’m sure you’ll look amazing.

[ Chuckles ] See you at 8:00? Okay. Okay. Oh, and by the way — what? Um, I’m buying. No. Yes. No arguments. What do you mean, no arguments? That’s ridiculous. Nope, sorry. What? I take it that’s a good sign for the both of you. Chief, my lips are sealed. Fair enough. But if you have a moment, I need to speak with you. Mm-hmm. It’s been weeks, and you haven’t followed up. About? My offer. Becoming my co-chief.

[ Cellphone rings ] Valentin. I have no idea what you’re talking about. My only interest now is in knowing god and doing his work. You don’t actually expect me to believe that, do you? Well, you shouldn’T. Given my reputation and past misdeeds, you have to take my word for it.

[ Inhales deeply ] But that would require you having faith in me. Look, you and curtis risked your lives to bring my nephew home after he fell into victor’s clutches. So I would never bring harm upon you or mr. Ashford. Quite the contrary. I am forever in your debts. Book: Scram. I take it these guys aren’t friends of yours? I’m really sorry you had to find out that way. Mom, why wouldn’t you tell me that you put our house on the market? I said we had to downsize. I assumed you knew that meant selling the house. No, I didn’t know that. You never made that official. Well, I-I just wanted to have an open house to see what kind of offers I would get. Selling the house is the last thing I want to do. I’ve watched all my kids grow up there. It’s really special to me. Mom, please let me help you. I do not care about dipping into my trust fund. Josslyn, I cannot accept any financial help from drew, sonny, or michael because of legal implications. There’s no way in hell I’m going to drag you into it. And besides, I have a backup plan. Mm. And what would that be? You’re looking at it.

[ Knock on door ] Alright. Nina, hey, you’re late. Amelia’s asleep and wiley’s about to go to bed. Michael. It’s fine. I’m so sorry. Can I? Yeah. Thank you. Hi, willow. I’m — um… wiley, hi! Hi, grandma nina! Hi, sweetheart! I haven’t seen you in a long time. Oh, I know. I know, I know. And I am so glad that you didn’t forget about me. Look how handsome you are. You know, I heard that you were a very, very brave boy when mommy was sick. I love your haircut. What are you — what are you playing? H-hey, uh, wiley, buddy, can I talk to your grandma nina for a second? Okay. Look, nina, we don’t need you bringing up the fact that his mommy was sick. He has to live with that every single day. Also, you’re supposed to be here to visit with willow. You didn’t have the decency to show up on time, and… I understand why you’re upset, I do, but can I explain why I was late? I was at the hospital. Is everything okay? No. It’s sasha, and she’s far from okay. What’d you find out? I did exactly as you said, boss. I kept eyes on dr. Gatlin-holt since yesterday at the grill. Mm-hmm. Nothing really to report. Then he — he seemed a little, uh, agitated after he got a text message, and he bolted, so I followed him to his office. Alright. Stay with him. See what you can find out. Well, it didn’t take you long to drop the fraulein maria act. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how this was gonna play out. Were you an — an unwitting accomplice or an eager associate of mason’s? Let me spell it out for you. When the kid’s father arrives, you’re gonna gush about how impressed you were by me and I’m the perfect fit for the job. And what makes you think that sonny corinthos will be fooled by you? He’s come across a lot of con artists in his day. Perhaps I’m not being clear. Selling me to corinthos is your job, not mine. And your pitch better be convincing, because there’ll be consequences if you fail. Yeah, yeah, I know. Mason’s made it very clear that he’s got my life in his hands. I’m — I’m very well aware of the consequences. But it’s not just your life. What are you implying? How long has it been since you called your mother?


What the hell has mason done to my mother? This isn’t the first time she’s been mentioned. Why don’t you give delia a ring and ask her yourself? I bet the sunsets are gorgeous from up here.

[ Waves crashing in distance ] Something I can help you with? Seems gordon here wants to extort some additional funds from us. Yep. That’s what I hear. Was never part of the plan, gordon, and you know it. Plans change. Besides, you never told me I’d be in sonny corinthos’ crosshairs. That wasn’t part of the deal. Ohhh, I guess your cuz didn’t tell you. Corinthos seems awfully protective of austin here. Makes me think I’m gonna need some more coin to stay quiet. 100 grand should do it.

[ Chuckles ] So either you show me the money or I tell corinthos what you’ve been doing behind his back. Mother. Hi. Wh-what took you so long to pick up? Yeah, yeah, I know. I know. I know. I know. I’m sorry. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve called. Uh, things have been, uh, pretty hectic, um, but I miss ya, and, uh, just wanted to say hi and make sure everything’s okay, make sure you’re okay. Oh, you — you have a date, do you? [ Chuckles nervously ] W-wait. What do you mean, he’s “the dangerous type”? I don’t believe this. I thought sasha was doing so much better. I did, too. Maybe it was just wishful thinking.

[ Exhales sharply ] I’m gonna make some calls. I’m gonna see what I can find out, okay? Yeah. I feel like all I’ve been doing since I walked through those doors is apologize. But I am sorry, I didn’t mean to upset you, but I thought you deserved to know what was going on. I appreciate it. A-and it’s — it’s better to hear it from you than…see it on the news. Yeah. Oh.

[ Chuckles softly ] Wiley. He looks so happy and carefree, doesn’t he? It’s a nice reminder to us adults to look at the positive things when we’re going through something really challenging. Yeah, I know.

[ Chuckles ] I was so afraid my illness was going to affect his spirit. But then I look at that sweet smile on his face…

[ Chuckles ] Kids are just so resilient.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Well, if anyone asks me, I’d say he gets it from you.

[ Both chuckle ] You know, I’m — I’m sorry. If I ever come on too strong, you’ll let me know, right? And I will — I will do better. You’ve already been better. I’ve noticed you’ve been trying harder, especially when it comes to carly, and… …I really appreciate that. What am I looking at? Okay, sit down. Alright, you know that grandma bobbie went to amsterdam for a few months to help get luke’s affairs settled, right? Yes, I do. That’s why they cut back on the kelly’s hours this summer. Yeah. I’m not following. I was debating whether I was gonna sell the house or not. And then diane showed up and she told me she had found a loophole that would help me get back on my feet financially. Okay. The state of new york and the federal government recognizes that a parent can gift their child with a property… or a business.

[ Chuckles ] What are you saying? That you own kelly’s now? I sure do. I’ve been entrusted with our family institution. Hey, mr. Librarian. I was telling my buddy about “pet sematary.” Why don’t you go fetch that book for us? No, no, no, no. You don’t need to do that. Um, you may not realize, but these shelves are cataloged. You could probably handle finding it yourself. Yeah. I guess you’re right. Must have taken a long time to organize these shelves, huh?

[ Grunts ]

[ Books clattering ]

[ Shouts ] Do we have a problem here? Yeah, we do.


I know who you are. You’re that pencil-pushing ceo. How’d a soft guy like you get tossed in with us? I’m also an ex-navy seal. You sure you want to test me? I think this is the book you were looking for. We’re done here. Thanks, old times.

[ Book thuds ]

[ Door thuds ] Valentin. I can barely hear you. Did you make it to the north safely? I can’t understand word. Bad connection. Are you and mayor collins safe?

Vitaju? Vitaju? You were — you were — you were serious about that? Absolutely. The board’s been hounding me for weeks to name a deputy, and I can’t think of anyone I trust more to be my number two than you. Didn’t portia already turn you down? Okay, so you’re my second choice… mm-hmm. …But I still think you’d be a great fit for the position. Yeah, yeah. I don’t think I’m the right guy for the job. I just don’t like all that administrative stuff. But you’re a department head, which already involves “administrative stuff.” No, it’s not the same thing.

[ Scoffs ] Look, I get it. Oncology was always my passion. I didn’t think I’d be happy giving up the day-to-day contact with patients, but I knew I could do more good as chief of staff, and you can, too. Well, I just — I don’t know, terry. I don’t know. Think of it as the ultimate holistic form of treatment. You wouldn’t just be diagnosing patients as they come through the door. You’d be diagnosing the entire hospital and helping match the right healer with the right patient. Sure, your hands won’t get as dirty, there’s no denying that, but you’d play a role in every single life saved under this roof. Alright. You don’t have to answer now. Just promise me you’ll think about it? I promise. Thank you. Okay.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, michael. Hey. Uh, nina’s here, and she told us about sasha. How bad is it? Well, I wish I had some good news, um, but I don’T. Sasha assaulted somebody at the metro court pool. They arrested her and took her to ferncliff. Ferncliff? For the criminally insane? That — that’s — that was the only option? They couldn’t have held her at G.H.? There’s gotta be something we can do. I’m on it, michael. Um, I talked to her doctors, and I’m a big donor at ferncliff and shadybrook, so she’s gonna be looked after. Alright. Thanks, dad. Yeah. Thanks. I’ll get back to you. Sonny’s suspicious of our operation and… you didn’t think it was wise to tell me that? Okay, calm down. Gordon’s exaggerating about what happened at the restaurant. Sonny’s only interested in me because of my relationship with ava. They share a child together, right? So, now that ava and i are somewhat involved, sonny’s just paying some extra attention to me, that’s all. I don’t care about some scene out of “fraternity row.” I just want my money — now. Am I gonna get it or not? My associate will meet you by the main entrance. Don’t worry, you’ll get everything you’re owed. But let me be clear, after this, you don’t step foot in this state again, understood? Sorry, I was here visiting a sick friend, and I must have gotten turned around. Yeah, well, you need an appointment to access the physicians’ offices, but it didn’t really seem like you just got turned around. It kind of seemed like you were about to break into…

[ Doors slide ] …Dr. Gatlin-holt’s office. I just got lost. Nothing more to it than that, nurse, um… baldwin. It’s nurse baldwin. But you probably know me better as cameron webber’s mother. Look, I know exactly what happened between you, josslyn, and my son. I also know that you work for sonny and he’s taken you under his wing. Nothing good will come of that. So whatever you’re up to, there’s no place for it on my watch, understood? Or do I need to call security? No, no. Uh, all good here. You just met this man, and, um, he’s taking you away to a cabin in — in pautuck?

[ Breathes shakily ] Mother, you barely know him. Are — are you sure that’s a good idea? No, no, mother, please don’t rush off the phone, I —

[ Sighs ]

[ Dramatic music plays ]

[ Waves crashing in distance ]


You know, I could get usedto living in a place like this. It’s like a thousand times bigger than my place. That’s close enough. I hope you weren’t getting any ideas. I’d hate for your mother to have to pay for the results of your hot temper.

[ Screams ] Boss, it’s me. Yeah, I-I couldn’t get into the doc’s office, but there’s another player in the mix I saw meeting with him. He matches the description of the guy you said was harassing austin at the restaurant. I’m gonna tail him and see where it leads.

[ Both chuckle ] Look, I-I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but… you have made a real effort to respect my boundaries. You’ve — you’ve clearly done as I asked and let go of your vendetta against carly before anyone got hurt. Nina: No, martin, I haven’t changed my mind. Just the opposite. I want you to go all out and expose drew and carly for engaging in insider trading. Well, believe me, willow, I definitely wish that I handled things differently. I get it. And I-I know — I know how important it is for you to be a part of my family. And I-I see how you dropped everything to be there for sasha when she needed you. And… it’s — it’s been a while since I’ve — I’ve seen that side of you. I-I’m not saying we —

[ Chuckles ] I’m not saying we start with a clean slate, but maybe there is a way just to see if we can… fit into each other’s lives now, rather than just [Chuckles] Accepting that we don’T.

[ Chuckles ] Carly: Can you believe it? Ruby, luke, your grandmother, and now me? Bobbie sold me this place for one dollar. I mean, I’m going to pay her back the real price eventually. And I know business has been slow. I’m gonna fix the rooms upstairs… mom. …And then I’m — you’re not gonna live upstairs, are you? Oh, god no, josslyn.

[ Chuckles ] I’m not there yet. But I do want to rent it to pcu students or the interns at G.H. I mean, this place used to be the heart of port charles. I’m gonna restore it back to its original glory. No, I’m gonna make it bigger and better. I know it’s not gonna be the metro court, but I think that — mom, listen. That all sounds amazing, okay? But you could get the metro court back. You just have to let me help you. Or dad help you. Joss. I have benefited from the financial safety net provided by your father and sonny for a very long time. But I’ve always been able to stand on my own two feet, and I’m not gonna stop now. I know this isn’t as big as the metro court, but having raised you, I know firsthand small things turn into something big. Thank you. I appreciate it. Let’s make something real clear here, okay? This doesn’t make us friends. I don’t like bullies. That’s the only reason I stood up for you. You know, before I found god, one would have described me as a bully. Yeah, well, I still think you are. Which makes me wonder why you caved to that guy. I heard you were tougher than that. Good book tells us to turn the other cheek. I think it’s more than that. ‘Cause you were scared. So, if these guys are targeting you, you just gotta tell the warden. I-I-I can handle myself, okay? If you’re worried about them retaliating for reporting them, look, I already got a target on my back. I’ve got nothing to lose. I could just go and tell the warden myself. But the warden is the last person who would help me. Especially if it means crossing them. Just — what is that supposed to mean?


Hi. Good evening, sir. Uh, I have a — good evening. I have a reservation tonight for — for two at 8:00 P.M. Under the name finn. F-I-n-N. I have you right here, sir. Give me one moment. Sure. Oh, I’m glad you haven’t left yet. I know you want me to wait, but you don’t like my gift and you run off, so I’m sorry it upset you. It was meant to make you happy.

[ Stammers ] I am happy. I was just surprised, that’s all. I’ve been flying solo for so long, it threw me for a second. Giving me your key means so much. I actually have something for you. Oh. It’s the spare key to my place I keep in my desk, but it’s in better hands with you. Obviously, I didn’t have time to get a meaningful keychain, but it’ll do. Thank you. Are you okay? You seem distracted. I didn’t mean to worry you when I ran off earlier. No, no, it’s not you. I got phone call from valentin. I can barely hear him, and the line went dead. And when I tried to call back, I can’t get through. It was an international call. It was probably just a bad connection. I hope so. But I have bad feeling that valentin and mayor collins are in trouble. I may have spoken out of turn. Just, you need to keep your head down and don’t ask questions about book and his associates. Why? Are they gonna come after me? It’s not just them. There are other factors at play here. And I would hate to see you become a victim. Listening to you talk, I would almost believe that you’re a changed man. Except I know better.

[ Chuckles ] You know, faith can change people, mr. Cain. If you come to our services, you’ll see. Hmm. I’ll pass. Well, then, may I offer you a word of advice? You need some kind of family to survive behind these walls. If you won’t join my flock, then I strongly suggest you find another. You inspire me. I’m very proud of how you’re handling all of this. I just worry about you. I get that this can be a little scary. And it will be tough if we have to sell the house. But it’s just a small bump in the road, josslyn. I already told you, I’m going to get everything back that I lost. And not just for me, but for you and donna and avery. This is just the first step of an amazing journey. You have no idea how long I have waited to hear you say that. No promises, just baby steps? Yeah. Baby steps. Yeah. Hi. Grandma nina, look what I brought. Oh! Nina: [ Silly voice ] “Hi. I’m soldier guy. You want to go and –” hey, uh, sorry, it’s time for this little cowboy to get to bed. I-I guess that’s my cue.

[ Chuckles ] Um, thank you so much for this. It’s very special. Hey, think fast. Oh! Nice catch!

[ Laughs ] Okay. Can you come visit again soon, grandma nina? We’ll see, sweetie. Well, un– until then, wiley. Good night.

[ Door closes ] Feel better now that you got that out of your system? I want to know who this man is that’s trying to seduce my mother. Relax, lady. He’s just a friend who’s keeping an eye on delia for us, that’s all. Call him off. I’m not gonna play ball with you or with mason as long as my mother’s involved. Are you listening to me at all? I think you’re forgetting who calls the shots here. I’m sorry. A-am I interrupting? Thank you for handling this. Sonny’s got eyes on me now, so the last thing we need is gordon bringing extra attention to us. So, yeah, hopefully, the guy’ll just take the money and run. Yeah. Have you not learned anything from me, cuz?

[ Wrapper rustling ] I make my own luck.

[ Siren wailing in distance ]

[ Door closes ] Hey. You okay?

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Bill: You can’t let sheila go on a technicality!

Scott: Unlawful search and seizure is not a technicality, mr. Spencer. Trust me, I didn’t want to have to rule this way. My hands are tied. The law is clear.

Steffy: But what about all the other crimes she committed? She– she tried to kill finn and me. She shot my mother.

Scott: I can only rule on the case in front of me. And remember, unfortunately, you withdrew your statements and refused to testify. So, the state dropped all charges. Without any new evidence–

Carter: Your honor, you have to admit these are very special circumstances. Now, something has to be done–

Scott: This is not a matter of who’s presiding. Any other judge would rule the same. Believe me.E I am very sorry for all of you. I– I had no choice but to dismiss all charges… and set sheila carter free.

[ Sheila sobbing ]

Sheila: I just, I can’t believe I’ve been given another chance. I am free.

[ Sheila sighing ]

Rj: Nothing online yet? Nothing at all?

Brooke: No.

Rj: Any texts from dad? Or anything at all?

Brooke: No, but I’m sure that he’ll call us as soon as the hearing is over.

Rj: Yeah. You seem uncharacteristically kind of calm about all this.

Brooke: I don’t know, I just feel this profound sense of relief. I mean, sheila, whoo. We have lived in fear of her for so many years. She’s always threatened us. And even that time when she disappeared, we never knew when she might just pop up and try to destroy our lives all over again.

Rj: Yeah. Mom, I don’t think you’re gonna have to worry about that after today. Let’s hope.

Brooke: After that confession, and she is going to prison for the rest of her life. She’ll never get out of there.

Bailiff: Ms. Carter, I need to take you to process your release. You could come with me.

Sheila: Happily. You know, miracles, they– they do happen. I’m living proof of that. I believe a miracle could happen for us too, finn.

Steffy: This can’t be real.

Ridge: We’ll figure something out.

Steffy: How am I supposed to keep the children safe?

Ridge: Come here.

Steffy: Oh, finn! Where did you go?

Finn: I– I just had to check on something.

Steffy: A patient?

Finn: Yeah. Yeah. I, uh– a patient.

Steffy: I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t believe sheila’s been released.

Bill: Steffy, I am so sorry. We had her. I want you to file a complaint against that judge and get the decision reversed.

Carter: I’ll look into every possible option.

Steffy: This is terrifying. How is sheila free? (Sung) febreze!

Rj: [ Sighing ] I just, I can’t believe everything that bill did to get sheila to confess to murder.

Brooke: He had us convinced that he was in love with sheila.

Rj: Yeah.

Brooke: And sheila believed that he was in love with her. We– we thought that he was crazy.

Rj: So did I. I mean, it was worth it though, at the end of the day, right?

Brooke: Yeah, it was. Now, we never have to be threatened by sheila again. The thought of her bringing harm to our children, it was just– it’s debilitating at times.

Rj: You know, steffy must have had to deal with so much worry and stress throughout all this. I mean, she’s so protective of kelly and hayes, obviously, but hayes is sheila’s grandson. I mean, that’s family. That’s got to make the whole situation ten times worse for her, right?

Brooke: Yeah. Finn is a great guy, but his birth mother is sheila. That means she’s intimately tied to that family forever and that is, uh– that’s devastating.

Rj: Yeah. Steffy and finn are probably gonna be quite happy when this is all over.

Brooke: Oh!

Rj: I just got a great idea. What if, what if we threw a little bit of a celebration after the verdict?

Brooke: Oh.

Rj: Just a little bit of something?

[ Brooke laughing ]

Brooke: We could do that.

Rj: Yeah?

Brooke: Yeah, we could toast to the fact that– [ Gasps ] We never have to worry about sheila carter ever again.

Rj: Let’s cheers to that.

[ Brooke giggling ]

Brooke: Cheers.

[ Buzzer sounding ]

Guard: I’ll be right outside.

Mike: Sheila, wow. You’re a sight for sore eyes.

Sheila: I wanted to see you.

Mike: You look good. Surprising, actually, given that it was the first day of your trial. Oh, wait. Guess I don’t need to ask how it went because you’re back here way too fast.

Sheila: Surprising is, uh, a really good word to use.

Mike: Open and shut, huh? They throw the book at you? Sheila… I’m really sorry, but at least you’re not in it alone. There’s another prisoner stuck in this hellhole who’s thinking about you every night before his head hits that rock hard pillow.

Mike: What? What– I don’t get it. What’s going on?

Carter: I’ve already called in restraining orders.

Steffy: We need to increase our security immediately.

Ridge: I’m on it. Don’t worry.

Steffy: Okay, call– call abigail and tell her to– we’ll keep the kids inside because we know that sheila’s gonna go there first. She’s gonna target hayes. I– I can’t believe we’re back here.

Bill: I worked for months to get that confession. The things I had to do.

Carter: Look, I’m as outraged as all of you, but the judge is correct. Based on how the confession was obtained, it can’t be used in court.

Steffy: My god.

Carter: Without it, the case is closed.

Steffy: Yeah, finn and i didn’t testify, so the charges have been dropped. I’m gonna be sick. This is ridiculous.

Liam: Yeah, because it’s sickening. And everybody knows sheila’s a psychopath. Everybody knows anything she touches dies and we have to keep all our families safe from her. Right, finn? You agree with that, right? Even though she’s your birth mother, you agree?

Finn: Of course, I agree. The fact that sheila’s my birth mother means nothing. I’m just as upset as everyone that sheila’s been released.

(Wipe out by

the surfaris plays)

Mike: What– what are you smiling about? What, they give you 20 years instead of life?

Sheila: Oh, they gave me life. They gave me my life back, mike. My future, my freedom.

Mike: What are you talking about?

Sheila: They dismissed the charges.

Mike: You’re going free?

Sheila: Yes! It’s a miracle. They gave me a second chance. That’s– that’s why I’m here. I wanted to tell you goodbye.

Brooke: Tell me sheila is going away for the rest of her life. Part of me wishes I could have been there just to see her face. What’s wrong? You don’t seem happy.

Ridge: Oh, we’re not happy.

Bill: Things didn’t go as planned.

Brooke: What do you mean? Did she get a lighter sentence?

Carter: No.

Bill: She wasn’t sentenced at all.

Ridge: The judge threw out the case, dismissed all the charges. Sheila was free to go.

Rj: What?

Brooke: Oh, my god.

Steffy: Okay, abigail knows not to go anywhere without security, but honestly, I think that everyone should just stay near the home. The thought of sheila just out there, it terrifies me. Like she thinks she can do anything, if she thinks she could go and she could get hayes.

Finn: Okay, just take a breath, okay? We’re safe here. We have the best security you can have, okay? No one is getting in here.

Steffy: Oh, this day did not go as planned.

Finn: I know.

Steffy: It was such a relief. It was such a relief knowing that sheila was in jail. Like I haven’t even thought about her. And when she was out of jail, I just– no matter where I was, I was worried. I constantly had this anxiety wondering where she is, what she could do, if she’s gonna take hayes.

Finn: Steffy. She’s–

Steffy: Nothing is off limits to her. She will do whatever it takes.

Finn: Look, we are not gonna let anything happen to the kids.

Steffy: But what about you? She acts like she has some kind of, like, claim to you.

Finn: She doesn’T.

Steffy: No, no, she doesn’T. You’re right. We– we’re stronger than that. Okay? We are. No, we’re not gonna let her come anywhere near us. Okay. And our family. Promise me, finn. Promise me.

Wyatt: Hey, you’re back. That was quick. Okay, so tell me, how did it go?

[ Laughing ] Did she cry? No, that’s dumb. Sheila doesn’t know how to cry. But at least they dragged her out of there kicking and screaming, right? Tell me, tell me, tell me.

Liam: Uh, not quite.

Wyatt: Okay. So, what– what happened?

[ Clears throat ] And why aren’t you like ecstatic right now? We don’t have to deal with sheila carter ever again, right?

Liam: Yeah. Well, hm. Maybe, I– the charges were dropped. Sheila was released.

Wyatt: What do you– what do you mean released? Re– like released released?

Liam: Yeah.

Wyatt: No prison? No ankle bracelet? No– she’s just A… productive member of society again released?

Liam: Pretty much. Yeah. Uh, yep.

Wyatt: Why?

Liam: I don’t know. I– I don’t– I don’t know, but um… sheila carter is a free woman and now we all have to deal with it.

[]

Mike: You’re going free? How?

Sheila: Bill’s master plan, it wasn’t so masterful. I mean, he went about things the wrong way, mike.

Mike: What do you mean?

Sheila: The way that they got my confession was illegal. They can’t use my confession as evidence. No evidence, no case.

Mike: Wow. So, no more prison for me. No– no more dark damp cells.

Mike: Yeah.

Sheila: Hey. I’m sorry. I– I know everything that you did for me. I’ll never forget that. Thank you.

Mike: You know how I feel about you, sheila. That’s why I’m happy for you. Man, you always seem to land on your toes. All nine of them.

[ Sheila laughing ] So, you’re going free. What are you gonna do with the rest of your life?

[ Sheila laughing ]

Sheila: I’ve been given a second chance and I’m not gonna waste it. I’m gonna be a real mother to finn, a real grandmother to hayes. I’m not going to let that go. They– they are my family. I’m going to build a relationship with them. Finn loves me. I mean, deep down. I just know it. He loves his mother.

Steffy: Yes. Yeah. If– if connor isn’t available, we just, um, we need someone who specializes in kidnapping. Our kids could be a target and sheila, she is extremely violent. She has access to guns, so we have to take everything into consideration. Okay, yes. Yeah, if we could set up an appointment as soon as possible. Thank you. How did the judge just let sheila walk? This is such an injustice.

Finn: Well, if bill’s plan wasn’t really legal.

Steffy: What are you saying? That sheila deserves to be free? Why– why are you acting so calm? You should be furious right now. She shot me, she shot you and she left us to die. Nothing is off limits to sheila. Why aren’t you upset?

Finn: I am. Of course I am.

Steffy: Sheila needs to stay far away from us and our family. Please tell me you understand that. Tell me you understand that, finn.

Wyatt: I– I don’t– I don’t understand. So– so, dad’s plan backfired because of an unlawful search and seizure?

Liam: I guess so.

Wyatt: That’s stupid. Like I don’t even– I don’t even know what to say to that.

Liam: Yeah. Well, guess what? That’s not even the biggest shocker of the day.

Wyatt: Great. Great. What– what now?

Liam: [ Grunts ] Okay, so, so… charges get dropped, right? Sheila’s released. She gets– she gets escorted out of the room and then, you know, suddenly everybody’s scrambling, right? I mean, they’re trying to, you know, reason with the judge and the whole scene is like pure chaos, but then I noticed that like finn gets up and– and leaves, which was weird because he was there with his wife, who was clearly upset, so you’d think he’d wanna stay with her and console her,

Wyatt: Right.

Liam: No, but he– he takes off and I didn’t know what was going on and so I– I followed him. He didn’t know that I was seeing any of this, but–

Wyatt: Well, what? What? What did you see?

Liam: Well, it turns out he went to see sheila and she hugs him. Right? Now, I’m expecting him to, you know, like, push her off of him and say, you know, “don’t touch me, don’t ever talk to me again.” No, he does the opposite. He just goes for it. He, like, hugs her right back.

Wyatt: What? Are you sure?

Liam: Yeah. No, I’m sure, I’m sure. He put– he put his arms around her and he just held her and it was like intense. Like it was a for like a long time. Like he did– it was as if he didn’t want to let go. And at first I was– I was struggling to process what I was even seeing.

Wyatt: I don’t– I don’t– why would finn want anything to do with that woman after everything that she’s done?

Liam: I don’t know. But this is bad and I’m gonna find out why.

Steffy: Promise me, finn. Promise me you will never have any contact with sheila.

Finn: I promise.

Wyatt: So, finn hugged sheila back. Why?

Liam: I don’t know. I don’t– I don’t know. I mean, that’s not the finn I know. But if he is getting cozy with sheila now, well, that means he’s unable to protect steffy and hayes and kelly. And in that case… well, that’s my job now.

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see. Thank you for the loaner. I got it dry cleaned. Great. I was just coming down to work, so. Oh. Is Chad here? Uh, no, he’s out. Uh oh. That’s a bummer.

Hey. Hello, man. Oh, I’m glad I caught ya. I wanted to say goodbye. I thought I missed ya. Well, uh, I was supposed to leave after my dad’s funeral, but I can’t now. Why? You didn’t hear? Lonnie’s missing. Wh what do you mean Lonnie’s missing? Well, she was due back at the prison last night, and she disappeared. No one knows where she is.

Hey, I’m sorry I’m so late. There was traffic from the airport. Any news on Lonnie? Nothing. And Rafe has been with Detective Hunter since last night. Searching everywhere. Oh, Eli, I’m scared. You and I both know. Lonnie would never run, and she knew exactly what she would do back at that prison. Yeah, she would never miss that deadline.

Not unless someone made her miss

it. I got it. I got it. She’s got a pulse, but it’s weak. Lonnie? Lonnie? Hey, Lonnie. Hey. Lonnie, it’s Rafe. Can you hear me?

What happened to you?

Nurse King isn’t answering it. I didn’t want to leave a message. It’s such a delicate topic. Can you imagine the poor thing? Carrying around that guilt all these years, just thinking that she’s responsible for her husband and her cat’s death. Carbon monoxide poisoning from a, from a space heater. Oh,

it’s Sean. Hi honey. Yeah, so have you and Steve had any luck finding Prentice?

What?

Holly, why, why am

I so tired all the time? Don’t worry darling, you’ll be feeling much better very soon. What is that you’re pushing? Well, it’s our handy dandy space heater. I know it’s summertime, but you can never be too warm, right?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Our babies want to cuddle. Do you remember when we got all these adorable rascals and brought them home? No, no I don’t. Of course you do. They always used to compete to see who was gonna sit on your lap first.

That’s how I found all of you. That terrible, terrible day.

What are you talking about? Hey, look at how happy we look in this picture. That’s how I want us to be all the time, forever and forever. And I’m gonna make that happen. Right now.

How? Oh, Abraham. Everything’s gone so wrong on the outside. Everyone wants to take you away from me. But as long as we’re here together on the inside, then everything will be alright. Right?

I’m just not sure what you mean. You will soon, darling. Oh look, Dr. Marlena Evans called me earlier. I wonder what she wants. If what

you’re telling me is true, this is amazing. Uh, honey, can you just come home, please? Yeah. I love you too. Bye. What? What? What? John and Steve have found Jerry Prentiss and he insists that Abe is alive. Oh my God. I know. I know. He said he’d been lying about everything and the truth is that he did not see Abe on the dock and he did not see Abe go into the water.

He was being paid to say that. So the police would stop looking for Abe. Hey? By whom? Nurse King. No. Yeah. Yeah. Prentiss said that she was the one who kidnapped Abe from the hospital and had been holding him captive all this time. Well, they alerted the police, right? Well, yeah. Apparently, um, Steve tried to reach Jada, but she’s out looking for Lonnie, so he left a message.

Well, then we need to call Rafe. We need to get somebody out there now! Yes.

Okay, so the last time anyone saw Lonnie was when you left her alone at the park after the funeral. Mm hmm. When she was late getting back here, that’s the first place Rafe and I went to look, but there was no sign of her. We’ve been searching ever since. And now the federal marshal’s involved? Mm hmm. Rafe called me a little while ago to tell me.

He was trying to stall the people at the prison, but Lonnie, she was just too far overdue. Now she’ll never get that early release. Paulina, once she’s found, she will tell everyone what happened. All right, they’ll all know that it wasn’t her fault. Oh, Eli, do you really believe that? Absolutely. I mean, there is one good aspect to the Marshal being involved.

What’s that? Bonnie’s wearing an ankle monitor. If she has it on, they’ll find her. Please hurry. Thank you. The ambulance is on its way. How is she? Her pulse is still there, but she’s unresponsive. Any signs of trauma? No. No. No blood, no bruising. I don’t know what happened to her. Do you think I have your answer?

A syringe? Do you have a history of drugs? Absolutely not. I don’t know. People get started in prison, end up OD’ing. No. Not Lonnie. She would never. Lonnie? Lonnie, it’s Rafe. Listen to me. Help’s on the way, okay?

Can you hear me? Lonnie. Daddy.

You were searching for her all night. And still no sign of Lonnie.

Um, I’m sorry man. But I’ve sent me home to get some rest. As if I could do that. I just called Claire. She said she was, she wished she could be here to help. Oh man, I um, I’m sure you wish you had her here to lean on, but

you got me. Alright, what do you need from me? I don’t know. Just none of this makes any sense. I’m really worried about her. Well, Grafe might not be Commissioner anymore, but you know, him and Jada Hunter, they’re very, very hard working, experienced detectives, and they’re not gonna stop until they find her.

Yeah, thanks for the reassurance. What I could really use right now is a distraction. I mean, between my dad being gone and Lonnie being MIA, I just… I need something that’s gonna take my mind off it all for just a little while. How about a game of chess? I don’t, I don’t think I could concentrate. Well, how about some good news?

You and Stephanie just moved in together, right? How’s that going? Good. Great, yeah, no issues at all. You weren’t smiling when you said that. Everything’s really great? Yeah, I mean, um, The apartment is, uh, is really nice. It’s a good size for her, me, and the kids. I mean, the view is beautiful. I wasn’t talking about the apartment, Judd.

I want to know how the living arrangements are going. And I feel like there’s something that you’re not telling me, but I’m not, I’m not great at assessing this kind of stuff, so I could be wrong, but no, no, you’re not, you’re not wrong. Um,

the truth is, is, um, yeah, it, uh, it was going great, um, until Alex Kariakis moved in right across the hall.

Oh, I had the dry cleaner work on that coffee stand on the front. I’ll let Chad know. Cool. So you’re working away over here, huh? Anything you want to bounce off me real quick? I’m good. But um, I really do need to get back to it. Okay, cool. I’ll get out of your hair. But first, I’m gonna give you one last chance to change your mind about brainstorming.

I know we’re kind of competitors now, but maybe we can forget about that for a few minutes, right? Okay, I can take a hint. Can you? What is that supposed to mean? What’s with all the intrusive behavior lately? Are you really unaware of how obnoxious you’re being? Or are you trying to be a jerk?

Rafe isn’t picking up. You know, he and Jada are probably on their way to Nurse King’s place right now. Yeah, and Jada must have gotten Steve’s message.

Abe is alive. I don’t believe it. Okay, sorry. Sorry, sorry, sorry. Oh, uh, uh, I gotta go. There’s an incoming patient to the ER. Possible overdose. Oh, here. Okay, I will call you if I have any news. Alright, great. Thanks. Mm

hmm.

Whitney Longer.

Did I really need this? I just, I just feel so tired. I just don’t want you to feel any pain, darling. I don’t know what I feel right now. You love me and I love you and that’s all that matters here on the inside. Everything is right.

I’m just a little sad. I keep thinking about that day that I left you all alone. For the longest time that’s all I could think about. How careless I was. How I failed you. It weighed so heavily on me, I didn’t think I could bear it. But now I think God has given me a second chance. To do what? To make sure that you’re never alone.

To go where we’ll always be together. For all eternity.

I have a little idea. Why don’t we, uh, watch a little Body and Soul? Yeah.

On second thought… Why don’t we just take a nap together? Yeah. Okay. Yeah, that’s good.

I just smell…

Something doesn’t seem right. What? What do you mean? If Lonnie had her ankle monitor on, Rafe should have got a call with an update by now. I, I need to see what’s going on.

You go ahead. I’ll catch up.

Eli. Finally, you answer. What’s going on with the search? Yeah, I know. I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch. Things have been happening fast. What things? I’m at the hospital. They just brought Lonnie in. You need to get here.

Hi. Hey, how is she? Uh, well, her pulse is weak. Her breathing is very shallow. Her body temperature is extremely low. The EMT said they thought it was a possible overdose. This was found off the scene. Maybe you can figure out what was in it and give her an antidote. If you only hope.

I’m not sure if you knew this, but uh, but Stephanie and Alex actually dated before she and I got together. Was it serious? Yeah, for him. Yeah, he was always a player, and um, never wanted to be with anybody exclusively. And then, he meets Stephanie, and suddenly she’s the one. Well obviously, things didn’t work out between the two of them, so…

What, is he just not gonna give up that easily? Stephanie broke up with him because of something he did. He apologized, but by then she and I were already dating. So, where does that leave the two of them? I guess they’re friends. Um, which he’s not okay with. You know, he’d be…

But he’s been, he’s been cool up until he moved, uh, moved in across the hall from us. And it’s really been that bad? We took the apartment two days ago. Then he’s already shunk to the door half naked to shower and borrowed a robe of mine without asking. Hold up, your shower? Yeah, I don’t know, apparently he didn’t have any hot water, but we had just ordered Chinese food.

He said he hadn’t eaten and insisted on joining us. And this…

This guy eats a ton of my mushu pork, has several glasses of our wine, and then uh, Stephanie finally had to give him the boot. Wow. Don’t get me wrong, I’m, I’m not threatened by him. Stephanie made her choice about who she wants to be with. I just don’t know if this idiot’s ever going to get the message.

You think I’m a jerk? You know damn well you’ve been acting like one. And it’s not like Chad and I weren’t cool with you getting an apartment in the same building, or at least I was. But ever since you moved in, you’ve been using our place like an extension of your own. You help yourself to our food, our shower, Chad’s robe.

Which I had cleaned. So not the point. Steph, I don’t know, I thought I was just being… Neighborly. Did you? Yeah. Really? I mean, just now. You show up here, I say I’m sitting down to work, and you push past me without being invited in. Then you ask if I want to brainstorm. I say no. And you ignore that, and you’re still freaking here.

Do you really think that’s neighborly? Oh, my God. No, you’re right. Um… I am being a total jerk.

Kayla rushed that syringe over to the lab. But what if we’re too late? How’s Lonnie? Yeah, did you find out if, uh, what she was injected with? Yeah, that syringe was filled with a sedative. A very powerful one. So we administered another drug to reverse the effects. And she’s doing, well, she’s responding well.

Good, good. So she’s out of the woods? Well, I’m going to keep her here overnight just for observation. But I think she’s going to be fine. Oh, thank God. Can we see her? Uh, Eli and Paulina, they’re on their way. You sure haven’t checked your messages, have you? Well, no, we’ve been focused on Lonnie. Why, what’s up?

Abe is alive. What? Yes, Nurse King still has him. She’s the one that took him from this place. And he’s still at her place now. Oh, my God. Oh,

God. Ssssss. Abe? Abe, can you hear me? Abe, open the door!

Abe? Hey, Abe! Sharma Maeve, what are you doing in here? No, no, it’s Marlena Evans. Look, the smell in here is terrible, it’s toxic. You and Abe have to get out of here. This is my husband. No one’s going anywhere.

You admitting you’re being a jerk. Was that for real, or are you just telling me what you think I want to hear? No, Steph, it honestly didn’t even occur to me until you called me out on it. But yes, now I do see that I really stepped over the line. What do you think that’s about?

Sounds like a question Dr. Evans would ask. You know, I’ve been seeing her to work on my issues. Try and get a handle on why I do what I do. Hopefully make a change for the better. So if Marlena asked you that question, if she asked you why you continually and infuriatingly step over the line, what would you say?

I don’t know, Steph. Maybe because I’m jealous of what you and Chad have. And maybe not on a conscious level, but yeah, I had a chance to be with the woman of my dreams and I blew it. So yes, I think it may be possible that part of me is trying to keep you two from having what I wanted for us. And if you didn’t call me out on it right now, I probably would have kept right on doing it because I’m not really that aware.

No. I’m sorry. No. not what? Excuse me? First of all, there is no scenario in which you would have kept right on doing it because Chad wouldn’t tolerate that. And neither would I. And second, I can’t believe someone as smart as you would continue to be so dense that you would Keep on being a total pest like this and think that it was adorable and charming Look Alex, I want us to be friends Just the other day I told you that I thought that we were in a good place and how I’d hoped that now with Chad and I living together Nothing would change But it is changing And not for the better.

Steph, that was never my intention. To alienate you, I mean. So talk to Marlene and figure this out. Because what you’re doing needs to stop. Otherwise we won’t just be ex lovers. We’ll be ex friends, too.

Listen to me, Amy. Ask for good news to distract you and I’m going on about Alex. I’m sorry. No, Chad, it’s fine.

Hello? Theo, uh, hi. I just wanted to let you know that, uh, Rafe and Jada found Lonnie. Oh, thank God. Is she okay? Well, she’s admitted to the hospital, but she’s gonna be fine. Yes, that’s, that’s the best news ever. Yeah, and there’s more, honey, so maybe you could come down to the hospital and I could fill you in?

Yes, I am, I’m on the way. And Kayla. Thank you. You’re welcome. See you soon.

They found Lonnie. She’s in the hospital right now, but she’s okay. I need to get there, like, right now. Yeah. I’ll give you a ride. Let’s go. I’m coming, sis. I’m coming.

My sweet baby girl. Is she asleep or? I don’t know. I thought Rafe and Kayla would be here to give us an update.

Mom? Mom? Eli? Oh, baby, we’re here. We’re here. I have never been more happy to see you. How do you feel? Should I get a doctor? No. I’m okay. Oh. What happened? Nurse King, she, she drugged me. What? She was, she was trying to kill me. Wait, when? Oh, you know what, Eli? She’s exhausted. You know, maybe the questions can wait.

Um, no, I’m… I have something to… I have something to tell you. Oh, honey, honey, Lonnie, sweetheart, I want to hear everything you have to say, but, you know, now is not the time. It’s important. Lonnie, your mom’s right. All right, why don’t you get some rest, and I’ll have Ray fill me in. Uh huh, we’ll talk later when you’re feeling better.

Listen to me, Mom. Dad is alive. Hi.

Hi. What did you say? I found my father. And he’s alive. Well, this is the drug talking, right? She’s confused? No, not at all. She’s telling the truth.

You get out of here, Charlemagne. I mean it. No. No, look, we’ve got to get this thing turned off, and we’ve got to get some air circulating in here. Stay away from that heater. This air is toxic, don’t you understand? You think I don’t know that? Listen to me. You came to me for help ages ago, and I… I didn’t help you.

I failed you. Give me a chance to help you now. What are you talking about? You were in so much pain. Your husband had died and you felt that you were responsible. You blamed yourself for it. You came to me to help you deal with the pain you were feeling. It’s all my fault. He died alone. They all died alone.

This is my chance to fix it. I can fix it. No, no, no. Don’t you understand? It was an accident. I’m so sorry, my love. We should have been together. And this time we will be. This is my chance to make it right. Whitley, listen to me. It was not your fault. When your husband died, it was a terrible, tragic accident.

Uh, I, I do remember coming to you for some help. Okay, let me help you now. I can be there for you. I can, I can help you through this terrible pain that you’re feeling. Just, just trust me.

Freeze! I

really just said, our father’s alive. He is. There was a witness that saw Abe fall in the river. He lied. How do you know that? Because I talked to him. Jerry Prentiss? When? After the funeral. I, I left the park and I went to his apartment. Um, I had a hunch he was hiding something and I got him to admit it. He admitted it to John and Steve also.

They tracked him down in L. A. and he told them that he made up the story about Abe drowning and that he planted Abe’s blood and the hospital bracelet on the dock. But why? It’s Nurse King, Mama. She paid him to fake Daddy’s death. Well, where is he? Where is my Abraham? Well, I need to get to him. We think that he’s at Nurse King’s apartment.

Rafe and Jada just left and hopefully they will end this nightmare once and for all. She’s, she’s had daddy all this time and when I found out I, I went straight to her apartment but she drugged me as soon as I got there and, and before I could get him out of there. Mom, she, she’s been sedating him and she’s been telling him that she’s you and he’s all turned around.

Oh my, precious husband is…

Drop it and put your hands up.

I’ll do it. I’ll blow us all to kingdom come. Oh, no, no, no, no, Whitley, don’t. Jada, You flick that lighter, and this whole place will be a giant fireball. We came to rescue Abe, and we are not leaving without him. No. No, I will not be alone. I did all of this so I can be with my husband, and you will not take him away from me.

Who

are all these people? Miss King. Put the lighter down. No! Now all of you get out! Get out! Quickly, quickly. I’m not going to leave you alone. I’m not. I will stay right with you, but… Abe. Abe has family. They’re worried about him. Abe needs to go home. He is home. He’s home here with me. And I’m taking him and all of you with me right now.

If you back up or we’re all going straight to God right now. No, Whitney, I want you to think about who you are. I’ll remind you, Whitney, you’re a nurse. You’re a nurse. Your job is to help people that are feeling vulnerable. That’s what you do. That is your code. I don’t know if this is right. Nobody’s going to hurt you, but I can help you through this.

And I will. I will. All you’ve got to do is give me the lighter.

Message received. Loud and clear. And I will now get out of your hair. Really this time.

Can I ask you one question first?

Sure. Chad and I have been together for a while. Things between you and me have basically been fine. So why do you think this is coming up now? I’m not sure, Steph.

But maybe because I’ve now seen you two move in together, take that next big step, and it’s driving home to me that I’ll never have what you guys have. Look, Alex, you can be a lot sometimes, but despite your flaws, you’re a serious catch. Okay? One of these days, you’re gonna meet someone who’s perfect for you.

Yeah, I don’t know about all that,

but… Look, the only thing that’s important to me right now is having your friendship. I hope I still do. You still do, but… No more being a jerk. Exactly. Bring it in.

Look, what are you doing?

What the hell’s the matter with you? You kidding? Dad? It is not what you think. What I think is that, is that he can’t take no for an answer. So he forced himself up. Dude, that’s not what happened. Shut up. Alex and I were just having a very productive talk about boundaries. Boundaries. What? Boundaries. Well, he had his hands all over you.

I was the one who hugged him. Because Alex understands now that he was crossing a line and he promised he’ll stop. Stephanie made me realize that I’ve been a jerk lately. So I want to sincerely apologize to you as well, Chad. Now I know my actions and behavior has shown otherwise, but… I am rooting for you guys.

Oh, I hope that’s true. It is. I came by to drop off your robe. Thank you. I’m leaving now.

Thank you. For what? I’m not telling him to get lost for good.

I guess I overreacted a little bit. You sure did. Abraham is alive! Alive! Tell me I’m dreaming, and please, please, God, let him be okay. I know, it’s a lot to take in. Why don’t I take you to the nurse’s station? You can sit down and we’ll wait for word, okay? Oh, there’s no way I could sit, not till I lay my eyes on my husband and know he’s okay.

Oh, oh. We need to give these two a moment alone. Oh, oh. Precious darling girl, you rest up, you’re gonna need that strength soon, when you come home to your two beautiful babies. You take care of her, she’s a hero. Yeah, she sure is.

You just couldn’t wait for backup, huh? You had to go straight to that nurse’s place? Hmm. My father. Wait, say that again? My father. He’s safe. You’re both safe.

Yes, Captain. The location is secure. We’ll be transporting the prisoner soon. And, uh, Put the mental health team on alert.

Miss King, You’re going to get the help that you need. But first I need to read you your rights. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right.

You have the right to have a lawyer present. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you.

Paulina? Oh, I’m so glad you’re here. Where’s Lenny? She’s okay, right? Yes, yes, yes. Eli’s in with her now. Oh, yes, honey. She’s going to be just fine. Yes, yes, but there’s more. That’s what Kayla said on the phone. What are you guys talking about? Oh, Theo, it’s a miracle. What is?

Dad? Abraham!

What’s going on here? What’s going on is that you’ve come home to us, my sweet husband. You’ve come home.

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Stephanie opens her laptop at home and finds a note from Chad that he’s thinking about her. Stephanie grabs her phone to text him but Alex shows up at the door to return Chad’s robe. Stephanie thanks him and says she was about to get to work. Alex asks if Chad is home. Stephanie responds that he’s out. Alex calls that a bummer as he then walks inside.

Chad goes to see Theo at his room at the Salem Inn and says he wanted to come see him but was worried that he’d miss him. Theo responds that he was supposed to leave after Abe’s funeral, but he can’t now because Lani is missing. Chad questions what he means. Theo explains that Lani was due back at the prison last night but she’s disappeared and no one knows where she is.

Eli returns to Paulina’s and asks if there’s any news on Lani. Paulina responds that there’s nothing and that Rafe has been with Jada, searching all night. Paulina admits she’s worried as they both know Lani would never run and that she knew exactly when she was due back at prison. Eli agrees that Lani would never miss that deadline unless someone made her miss it.

Rafe, Jada, and US Marshal Sam Gerard go to the docks where they find Lani unconscious on the ground. Rafe goes to check on her and finds her pulse, but notes that it’s weak. Rafe tries asking if Lani can hear him but gets no response as he wonders what happened to her.

Marlena calls Whitley from her office but tells Kayla that she’s not answering and she doesn’t want to leave a message on such a delicate topic. Kayla feels bad about Whitley feeling guilty all these years over the death of her husband and her cats from carbon monoxide poison from a broken space heater. Marlena gets a call from John and asks if he and Steve had any luck finding Jerry Prentiss. Marlena is then shocked by his response.

Abe struggles to stay awake and calls out Paulina’s name while wondering why he’s always so tired. Whitley tells him not to worry as she brings in the space heater and remarks that she knows it’s summer but you can never be too warm. Whitley surrounds Abe with the stuffed animal cats and talks about when they got the cats. Whitley mentions when she found them on that terrible day. Abe questions what she’s talking about. Whitley brings up their wedding photo and how happy they look, saying she wants them to always be that happy so she’s going to make that happen now. Abe asks how. Whitley responds that everything has gone so wrong on the outside as everyone wants to take him away from her, but as long as they are here together inside then everything will be alright. Abe is not sure what she means. Whitley says he’ll know soon. Whitley notices that Marlena called her earlier and wonders what she wants.

Marlena tells John that if what he’s telling her is true, this is amazing. Marlena asks John to come home and says she loves him as they hang up. Marlena then informs Kayla that John and Steve found Jerry Prentiss, who insists that Abe is alive and revealed that he lied about seeing Abe at the docks or going in to the water. Marlena then adds that Whitley was paying Jerry to lie to the police and that Jerry said Whitley kidnapped Abe from the hospital and has been holding him captive all this time. Kayla asks if they have alerted the police. Marlena mentions that Steve left a message for Jada. Kayla feels they need to call Rafe and get somebody out there now. Marlena agrees and grabs her phone.

Eli and Paulina go over how the last time anyone saw Lani was in the park after the funeral but no one has seen her since and now the US Marshal is involved because Lani was overdue to be back in prison. Paulina worries that now Lani will never get that early release. Eli encourages that once Lani is found, she’ll tell them what happened. Eli adds that if Lani has her ankle monitor on, they will find her.

Jada calls for an ambulance to the docks. Rafe notes that Lani’s pulse is still there but she’s unresponsive. Rafe adds that there’s no blood or bruises, so he wonders what happened. Sam then finds the syringe nearby and asks if Lani has a history of drugs. Rafe assures that she doesn’t. Sam remarks that people can start in prison but Rafe insists that Lani would never. Rafe tries to get through to Lani as the ambulance arrives. Lani then wakes up and calls out for her dad.

Theo tells Chad that they were searching for Lani all night but there’s been no sign of her. Chad tells him that he’s sorry. Theo notes that Rafe sent him home to rest but he couldn’t. Theo mentions that he just called Claire, who wishes she could be there to help. Chad is sure Theo wishes he had Claire there to lean on, but he has him. Chad asks what he needs from him. Theo doesn’t know as none of this makes any sense and he’s really worried about Lani. Chad encourages that Rafe and Jada are hard working, experienced detectives who won’t stop until they find her. Theo thanks him and says he could use a distraction between Abe being gone and Lani being missing. Theo wants to take his mind off it all for a little while. Chad suggests a game of chess but Theo doesn’t think he could concentrate. Theo wants some good news and asks how Chad and Stephanie moving in together is going. Chad claims it’s been great with no issues at all. Theo points out that Chad wasn’t smiling when he said that, so he asks if things are really great. Chad says the apartment is really nice, good sized, and has a beautiful view. Theo wants to know how the living arrangement is going as he feels like there’s something Chad isn’t telling him. Chad admits that it was going great until Alex Kiriakis moved in right across the hall.

Alex tells Stephanie that he had the dry cleaner work on Chad’s robe. Stephanie says she’ll let Chad know. Alex brings up Stephanie working and asks if there’s anything she wants to bounce off him. Stephanie says she’s good and she really needs to get back to it. Alex says he’ll get out of her hair but first, he’ll give her one last chance to brainstorm. Stephanie doesn’t respond so Alex says he can take a hint. Stephanie questions if he can and brings up his intrusive behavior lately. Stephanie asks if he’s not aware of how obnoxious he’s being or if he’s trying to be a jerk.

Marlena calls Rafe but he doesn’t pick up. Kayla suggests Rafe and Jada are probably on their way to Whitley’s place now. Marlena exclaims that she can’t believe Abe is alive. Kayla gets paged about an incoming patient to the ER after a possible overdose. Marlena says she will call her with any news as Kayla exits the office. Marlena decides she can’t wait any longer and then exits her office.

Abe complains to Whitley that he feels so tired. Whitley responds that she just doesn’t want him to feel any pain. Abe remarks that he doesn’t how how he feels right now. Whitley argues that they love each other and that’s all that matters. Abe asks if she’s alright. Whitley says she’s just a little sad as she keeps thinking about the day she left him all alone and how careless she was and how she failed him. Whitley didn’t think she could bear it, but now God has given her a second chance to make sure he’s never alone. Whitley then turns on the broken space heater and declares they will always be together for all eternity. Whitley suggests watching Body and Soul then stops and decides they will just take a nap together. Abe begins to smell the carbon monoxide.

Eli tells Paulina that something doesn’t seem right since if Lani had her ankle monitor on, Rafe should’ve gotten a call with an update by now. Eli decides he needs to find out what’s going on and calls Rafe.

Rafe and Jada arrive at the hospital. Rafe tells Jada to go ahead and he’ll catch up as he stops to answer Eli’s call. Eli asks what’s going on with the search. Rafe apologizes for not being in touch and says things have been happening fast. Rafe reveals that he’s in the hospital where they just brought Lani in, so Eli needs to get there.

Kayla has Lani set up in a hospital bed as Jada enters the room and asks how she is. Kayla responds that her pulse is weak, her breathing is shallow, and her body temperature is extremely low. Kayla adds that the EMTs thought it was a possible overdose. Jada presents the syringe foudn at the scene and hopes Kayla can figure out a possible antidote.

Chad explains to Theo that Stephanie dated Alex before they got together and it was serious for him. Chad notes that Alex was always a player and never wanted to be exclusive until he met Stephanie. Theo points out that things obviously didn’t work out so he asks if Alex isn’t giving up easily. Chad explains that Stephanie broke up with Alex because of something he did and he apologized but by then, they were dating. Theo asks where that leaves Stephanie and Alex. Chad guesses they are friends but Alex is not okay with that and wants her back. Chad states that Alex had been cool until he moved in across the hall from them. Theo asks if it’s really been that bad. Chad informs him that it’s been two days and Alex has already showed up at their door half naked to use their shower and borrowed his robe without asking. Chad adds that Alex insisted on joining them for dinner until Stephanie finally had to give him the boot. Chad assures that he’s not threatened by Alex because Stephanie made her choice on who she wants to be with, but he doesn’t know if Alex is ever going to get the message.

Alex questions Stephanie thinking he’s a jerk. Stephanie responds that he knows damn well that he’s been acting like one. Stephanie complains that ever since Alex moved in, he’s treated their apartment like an extension of his own and treated himself to their food, their shower, and Chad’s robe. Alex claims he thought he was just being neighborly which Stephanie questions. Stephanie points out that just now, Alex pushed past her without being invited in, he ignored her saying no to brainstorming, and he’s still here which she questions being neighborly. Alex then admits he’s being a total jerk.

Jada tells Rafe about Kayla sending the syringe to the lab but worries about it being too late. Kayla then comes over to them so Rafe asks how Lani is and Jada asks if she found out what she was injected with. Kayla reveals the syringe was filled with a very powerful sedative, so they administered another drug to reverse the effects and she’s responding well. Rafe asks if Lani is out of the woods then. Kayla says she will keep her overnight to be sure but it’s looking good. Rafe asks if they can see her and mentions that Eli and Paulina are on their way. Kayla realizes they haven’t checked their messages. Rafe confirms they haven’t because they’ve been focused on Lani. Kayla then reveals that Abe is alive which shocks Rafe and Jada. Kayla informs them that Whitley is the one who took Abe from the hospital and he’s still at her place now, so Rafe and Jada rush out of the hospital.

The space heater continues leaking carbon monoxide as Marlena arrives at the door. Marlena knocks and calls out to Abe. Marlena then opens the door and heads inside, noting the smell. Whitley gets up and questions what she’s doing there. Marlena warns that the smell is toxic and they have to get out but Whitley declares that Abe is her husband and no one’s going anywhere.

Stephanie asks if Alex is really admitting to being a jerk or if he’s just telling her what she wants to hear. Alex claims it didn’t occur to him until she called him out on it but now he does see that he crossed the line. Stephanie asks what he thinks that’s about. Alex brings up seeing Marlena to work on his issues, get a handle on why he does what he does, and try to get better. Stephanie questions what Alex would say to why he continues to step over the line. Alex responds that he doesn’t know and admits maybe he’s jealous of what she and Chad have. Alex acknowledges that he had a chance with the girl of his dreams and he blew it, so he admits that part of him may have wanted to keep Stephanie and Chad from having what he wanted with her. Alex adds that if she didn’t call him out on it, he probably would’ve kept doing it because he’s not that aware. Stephanie argues that he wouldn’t keep doing it because she and Chad wouldn’t tolerate it. Stephanie can’t believe that someone as smart as Alex would continue doing this and not realize he was being a pest. Stephanie talks about how she wanted her and Alex to be friends and how they were in a good place, but it’s changing and not for the better. Alex complains that it wasn’t his intention to alienate her. Stephanie advises him to talk to Marlena because what he’s been doing needs to stop, otherwise they won’t just be ex-lovers but ex-friends too.

Chad apologizes to Theo as he asked for good news to distract him and he’s going on about Alex. Theo then gets a call from Kayla, who informs him that Rafe and Jada found Lani. Theo is relieved and asks if she’s okay. Kayla reveals that she’s in the hospital but she’s going to be fine. Theo calls that the best news ever. Kayla says there is more and asks him to come to the hospital so she can fill him in. Theo thanks her and says he’ll be on his way as they hang up. Theo informs Chad that they found Lani and she’s in the hospital but she’s okay. Theo says he needs to get there now so Chad decides he’ll give him a ride and they exit.

Eli and Paulina visit Lani in the hospital. Eli thought Rafe and Kayla would be there to give them an update. Lani wakes up and greets them. Eli says he’s never been more happy to see her. Paulina asks how she feels and if she should get the doctor. Lani responds that she’s okay. Eli asks what happened. Lani reveals that Nurse Whitley King drugged her which shocks Eli. Lani then declares that Whitley tried to kill her. Eli asks when. Paulina suggests the questions can wait but Lani says she has something to tell them. Paulina wants to hear all that she has to say but says now is not the time. Lani insists that it’s important. Eli agrees with Paulina that Lani needs to rest and says they will have Rafe fill them in. Paulina assures they will talk later when Lani is feeling better. Lani tells Paulina to listen to her as she reveals that Abe is alive. Kayla then enters the room. Paulina questions what she said. Lani repeats that she found Abe and he’s alive. Paulina asks if it’s the drugs talking and she’s confused but Kayla confirms that Lani is telling the truth.

Whitley yells at Marlena to get out but Marlena insists on getting the space heater turned off and some air flowing. Whitley grabs an umbrella and threatens Marlena to stay away from the heater. Marlena argues that the air is toxic. Whitley assures that she knows that. Marlena brings up Whitley coming to her for help before and she failed her, so she asks for a chance to help her now. Marlena goes over how Whitley was lost after her husband died and she came to her for help dealing with the pain she was feeling. Whitley cries that her husband died alone and this is her chance to fix it. Marlena argues that it was an accident. Whitley says they should’ve been together and this time they will be. Marlena insists it wasn’t her fault and was a terrible tragic accident. Whitley remembers coming to Marlena for help. Marlena asks her to let her help her now through the terrible pain. Marlena asks for Whitley to trust her. Jada and Rafe then burst in and Jada pulls her gun on Whitley.

Paulina questions Lani saying that Abe is alive. Eli brings up the witness saying he saw Abe fall in the river. Lani reveals that she talked to Jerry Prentiss and he admitted to lying. Kayla adds that Jerry admitted it to John and Steve as well after they tracked him down in LA. Paulina questions why. Lani explains that Whitley paid Jerry to fake Abe’s death. Paulina asks where Abe is so they can get to him. Kayla informs her that they think he’s in Whitley’s apartment so Rafe and Jada just left and hopefully they will find him to end this nightmare once and for all. Lani states that Whitley had Abe all this time, so she went straight to her apartment but she drugged her before she could get Abe out. Lani adds that Whitley has been sedating Abe and telling him that she’s Paulina. Paulina exclaims that her precious husband is alive.

Jada warns Whitley with her gun as Marlena joins Jada and Rafe. Whitley then grabs a lighter and threatens to blow them all up. Jada acknowledges that if she does it, the whole place will be a fireball. Jada argues that they came to rescue Abe, so they are not leaving without him. Whitley declares that she will not be alone and that she did all of this to be with her husband, so they will not take him away from her. Abe starts waking up and asks who these people are. Rafe asks Whitley to put the lighter down but she refuses and yells at them to get out. Marlena tells Whitley that she won’t leave her alone and will stay right with her, but Abe has family that are worried about him and he needs to go home. Whitley shouts that he is home here with her and she’s taking them all with her now. Whitley warns them to back up. Marlena pleads with Whitley to remember that she’s a nurse who helped people. Marlena promises to help her through this and asks her to give her the lighter. Whitley then hands over the lighter as she cries.

Alex tells Stephanie that he got the message loud and clear, so he will now get out of her hair for real this time. Stephanie stops him to ask why this is coming up now when she’s been with Chad for awhile and they’d been fine. Alex suggests maybe because he saw them move in together and take that next step which drives home to him that he will never have what they have. Stephanie states that he can be a lot sometimes, but despite his flaws, he’s a serious catch and one day he will meet someone who is perfect for him. Alex doesn’t know about all that and says all that’s important to him right now is having her friendship which he hopes he still does. Stephanie says he does but no more being a jerk. Stephanie then hugs Alex until Chad comes home and shoves Alex off, questioning what the hell he’s doing. Stephanie tells Chad it’s not what he thinks. Chad argues that he think Alex can’t take no for an answer, so he forced himself on her. Alex says that’s not what happened. Chad screams at him to shut up. Stephanie explains that she and Alex just had a very productive talk about boundaries. Chad questions what boundaries when Alex had his hands all over her. Stephanie clarifies that she hugged Alex because Alex understands now that he’s been a jerk and promised to stop. Alex tells Chad that Stephanie helped him realize that and he wanted to sincerely apologize to Chad too. Alex knows his actions and behavior has shown otherwise, but says he is rooting for them. Chad hopes that is true. Alex says he came to drop off his robe and he’s leaving now. Alex then thanks Stephanie for not telling him to get lost for good as he exits. Chad guesses he overreacted.

Paulina repeats that Abe is alive and hopes she’s not dreaming as she prays that he’s okay. Kayla knows it’s a lot to take in and offers to take her to the nurses station while they wait for word. Paulina insists that she won’t be able to sit until she sees Abe and knows he’s okay. Paulina decides they need to give Eli and Lani a moment alone. Paulina encourages Lani about going home to her babies soon. Paulina tells Eli to take care of Lani and calls her the hero. Paulina then exits with Kayla. Eli jokes about Lani being unable to wait for backup and having go straight to Whitley’s place. Lani asks about Abe. Eli assures that they are both safe.

Jada calls in to confirm that the location is secure and that they will be transporting the prisoner soon. Jada tells them to get the mental health team ready. Jada then tells Whitley that she’s going to be okay but first she has to read her rights as she arrests her.

Theo arrives at the hospital and sees Paulina, who hugs him and says she’s so glad he’s there. Theo asks where Lani is and if she’s alright which Paulina confirms. Paulina says Eli is with her now and she’s going to be just fine, but there’s more. Theo notes that Kayla said that on the phone and assk what they are talking about. Paulina calls it a miracle as Marlena then wheels Abe in to the hospital. Theo and Paulina rejoice as Abe regains consciousness and asks what’s going on here. Paulina declares that Abe has come home to them as she hugs him.

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B&B Short Recap Friday, July 21, 2023

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At Il Giardino, Eric and Brooke discuss HFTF’s success and Sheila’s upcoming trial. Deacon eavesdrops on their conversation and later joins them. Brooke expresses her desire for justice, and Deacon empathizes but wonders if Sheila should get help instead of prison. Brooke believes Sheila is beyond redemption.

At the courthouse, Finn and Steffy await Sheila’s trial, and Liam arrives to show support. Finn warns Liam away from Steffy. Inside the judge’s chambers, they learn that the evidence against Sheila is suppressed due to unlawful means, leading to her release. Outraged, the group plans to file an appeal, but Sheila is free.  Finn and Steffy’s refusal to press charges against Sheila mean that they can’t do anything about her shooting them.  Finn meets Sheila in the corridor, and they share an emotional hug, observed by Liam with growing concern.

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In prison, Finn meets with Sheila for her pre-trial exam. Sheila reminisces about how Finn saved her life after a heart attack and expresses her love for him despite the pain she caused him. Finn remains professional but is visibly affected by their interaction. Later, he admits to feeling like he has been missing something in his life after hugging Sheila.

Meanwhile, Liam discusses his divorce with Steffy, who is surprised that Hope blames their past for their marital issues. Liam assures Steffy that he has moved on and respects her marriage to Finn. He apologizes for the kisses they shared recently and expresses his admiration for Finn, who had to deal with his mother’s troubled past.

At Forrester, Wyatt confronts Hope about her marriage issues with Liam and the kiss with Thomas. Hope blames Steffy’s presence in Liam’s life and the recurring cycle of unresolved feelings for their problems. Wyatt believes they have a solid foundation and family to fight for, but Hope feels Liam has stopped fighting for their marriage and chooses to end it.

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B&B Short Recap Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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At the beach house, Finn received a call from the hospital about a former patient needing to see him. He was upset and snarled that he would do it one last time. Steffy praised Finn’s dedication to his patients before heading to the office.

At Forrester Creations, R.J. expressed concern about Hope’s marriage to Liam, who seemed torn between her and Steffy. Steffy learned that Sheila’s trial was approaching and expressed her desire to see her behind bars. Meanwhile, at the jail, Mike visited Sheila, warning her not to get her hopes up.  Finn also visited, as her doctor. She was desperate for his help and told him that she would always be there for him.

Back at the cabin, Hope admitted to kissing Thomas but also pointed out that their marriage had other issues, including Steffy’s involvement. Liam questioned why she was bringing up Steffy and didn’t understand her analogy. Hope grew frustrated and confronted Liam about his feelings for Steffy. Liam defended his dedication to her but couldn’t comprehend the situation. Hope then presented him with divorce papers, saying she didn’t want to raise their daughter in a broken family. After signing the papers, Liam left, hiding his emotional breakdown from Hope. Alone, Hope wept as she put on Liam’s wedding ring.

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Interview with hosts of “Shark Week” on Discovery by Suzanne 7/17/23

This was very enjoyable! I don’t normally watch non-fiction shows, but they definitely make these shows fun as well as educational. “Shark Week” is celebrating it’s 35th year and the popular actor Jason Momoa is hosting it. Tune in starting today, 7/23/23.  Here’s the schedule of shows. I watched quite a few of them. I was pleased to speak to these hosts, who all share a great love for the ocean, its creatures and for our planet (and for the future of all of those things). Below are the videos for my interviews. Enjoy!

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Dr. Austin Gallagher – “Belly of the Beast” and “Monster Mako: Fresh Blood”’

 

Tom Hird – “Cocaine Sharks” and “Great White Fight Club”

 

Forrest Galante – “Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds”

 

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Sunday, July 23

“Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

In a Shark Week first, researchers with cameras brave a great white shark feeding frenzy from inside a life-size whale decoy. Their findings could be the key to finding the biggest great white shark in South African history.

“Jaws vs The Meg” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

The MEG, a massive shark measuring 50 feet and weighing 60 tons, was once feared as the most fearsome predator. It could devour a killer whale effortlessly, but new evidence suggests that its cousin, the great white shark, may have caused its extinction.

“Serial Killer: Red Sea Attacks” premieres at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

Shark attack investigator Brandon McMillan and cinematographer Fo Zayed travel to solve the mystery of what’s behind three recent deadly shark attacks off of the posh beaches of Egypt’s Red Sea.

“Shark Week: Off the Hook” premieres at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Dive into the biggest thrills and most terrifying moments from 35 years of Shark Week, celebrating behind the scenes of iconic moments and revealing never-before-seen footage of the fearless adventurers who get up close with the world’s scariest creatures.

Monday, July 24

“Great White Fight Club” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

A team of experts venture into the treacherous waters of New Zealand to provide groundbreaking evidence that female white sharks unequivocally dominate the ocean, reigning as the ultimate controllers of its fierce battlegrounds.

“Monster of Bermuda Triangle” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

A healthy, 10-foot pregnant Porbeagle shark vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle. The evidence suggests an unknown, monstrous predator could be to blame. Dr. James Sulikowski and a team of scientists dive into the most mysterious part of the ocean to uncover the truth behind the attack.

“Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds” premieres at 10PM on Discovery

The tip of South Africa is a hotspot for unusual sharks that exhibit bizarre behaviors and unusual, otherworldly appearances. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante explores stunning kelp forests and ocean depths never-before-seen by humans to study these extraordinary creatures.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Tuesday, July 25

“Mako Mania: Battle for California” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

​​Off the coast of Los Angeles, a new population of super makos challenge great whites for their hunting territories. Dr. Craig O’Connell, Fo Zayed, and Kendyl Berna deploy state-of-the-art technology to reveal their dominance and unveil the mysteries that have transformed these makos into some of the fiercest predators in the oceans.

“Raiders of the Lost Shark” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

Shark expert Matt Dicken and Shark Week legend Dickie Chivell embark on a relentless quest to locate an elusive and colossal shark named Dutchess, who mysteriously vanished from Gansbaai, South Africa years ago. 

“Monster Hammerheads: Killer Instinct” premieres 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

Dr. Tristan Guttridge believes Hammerhead sharks can reach monster sizes by hunting other species of sharks. The only way to prove his theory is to obtain tissue samples from some of the largest sharks on the planet.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Wednesday, July 26

“Air Jaws: Final Frontier” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

Shark filmmakers hunt for “Air Jaws” in New Zealand’s hidden launch pad. Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr seek the second-ever breaching great white in these waters to uncover history-making secrets. 

“Florida Shark: Blood in the Water” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

Paul de Gelder dives into the Shark Attack Capital of the World to conduct experiments that will confirm what makes up these dangerous waters and determine methods to mitigate the risk.

“Cocaine Sharks” premieres at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

For decades, rumors of cocaine-fueled sharks have spread throughout the fishing community. Shark expert Tom Hird travels to the Florida Keys to investigate what happens when the sharks come in contact with the most notorious drug on the planet.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Thursday, July 27

“Jaws in the Shallows” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

Shark Week veteran Dr. Riley Elliott has traveled all over to study great whites, which are now terrorizing the beaches of New Zealand. He sets out alongside his wife Amber Jones to find answers to protect his loved ones from the apex predators before it’s too late.

“Monster Mako: Fresh Blood” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

Twelve-foot-long monster mako sharks compete head-to-head with great whites for prey off the coast of California. Using a custom clear, acrylic diving bell, Dr. Austin Gallagher and legendary free diver Andre Musgrove get up close with both predators and track makos breaching eight feet out of the ocean.

“Shark vs Snake: Battle of the Bites” premieres at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

Tiger sharks are washing up dead on the beaches of Western Australia with no sign of attack. Forrest Galante has a theory that deadly sea snakes are turning these apex predators to prey. In the battle of shark against snake, are snakes winning?

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Friday, July 28

“Tropic Jaws” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

When a 16-foot great white invades Indonesia’s warm coast of Bali, it sparks fears that they are adapting to hunt the tropical beaches where millions of people swim every day. Dr. Craig O’Connell and Madison Stewart are on a mission to find Tropic Jaws and discover why they left the cold water environment that they have called home for thousands of years.

“Deadly Sharks of Paradise” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

Scientists in South America are studying the shark species thought to be responsible for a spike in deadly attacks since 1990. Marine biologist Danni Washington and shark conservationist Paul de Gelder join a team tracking tiger sharks off a pristine tropical archipelago in Brazil.  

“Haunting at Shark Tower” premieres at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

News of a harrowing shark encounter at North Carolina’s Frying Pan Tower sends underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande and shark expert Kori Burkhardt on a dangerous quest to discover whether great white sharks are moving into the state’s waters.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Saturday, July 29​

“Dawn of the Monster Mako” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

A 14-foot giant mako shark is spotted in the waters of Portugal’s Azores region. Underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro and his marine biologist wife, Lauren, search the teeming depths around the ancient islands to capture the beast on film.

“Mega Sharks of Dangerous Reef” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

The remote islands off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia are believed to harbor some of the biggest white sharks on the planet. While local fishing reports suggest these giant sharks are still around, they are rarely seen.

Encores run at 10PM & 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Days Short Recap Friday, July 21, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Steve called Kayla to let her know that he and John were at the bus station to look for Jerry. They felt like Jerry was headed for Los Angeles. She wished them luck. Steve and John waited for the bus from Chicago to arrive. They saw Jerry get off the bus and wanted to question him about Whitley’s accusations. He let them know that Whitley lied to them. John wanted to know why she would lie. He told them that Whitley was the one who did it. He told them everything that Whitley did. Steve and John wanted to know if he was saying that Whitley killed Abe. They were shocked when he told them that Abe was alive. He told them that Whitley is drugging him and keeping him at her place. Jerry told them that he told Lani everything. They wanted to stop Whitley from leaving or hurting anyone else. Kayla talked to Marlena about Steve’s call. They talked about Whitley quitting. Marlena told her that she treated Whitley last fall and kept records. Kayla reminded her that she was possessed by the Devil during that time. They talked about the things Whitley went through. They talked about her husband’s accidental death and the deaths of her three cats. Marlena was worried that her possession kept Whitley from getting the care she deserved. She decided to give Whitley a call.

Kate went to see Paulina. They talked about her grief about Abe and Lani being missing. Kate assured Paulina that Rafe would find Lani. Paulina wasn’t sure since he didn’t find Philip when he was missing. Kate told her that Philip was at a mental hospital which is why Rafe never found him. She said that everyone thinks he’s dead, but he’s out of the country. Paulina was hopeful that Abe could be found. Rafe showed up at the station to get his things. He talked to Jada about how to find Lani when US Marshall Sam Gerard let them know that he was there to get Lani. Rafe confessed that they didn’t know where she was. They tried to convince the Marshall that Lani wouldn’t run away. Gerard agreed to help look for her. He warned them that Lani would have a longer sentence if she did run away. He activated her ankle monitor so they could track Lani down. Whitley tried to feed Lani, but she didn’t want it. She told Whitley that she’s not her mother and that she’s crazy. They argued about it. Whitley took out a syringe and said she didn’t want to kill her, but she didn’t give her a choice. Abe was scared as he watched Paulina inject Lani with the syringe. Lani passed out. Whitley told Abe that they were going to be together. She was going to make sure they stay together. Rafe, Gerard and Jada arrived at the docks when Lani’s ankle monitor went off. They found her unconscious.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, July 21, 2023

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Billy: Well… if those are marchetti’s fall designs, watch out fashion world. Someone’s here to shake it up.

Chelsea: Haha. Very funny.

[ Chelsea sighing ] I doodle when I’m nervous.

Billy: What are you nervous about?

Chelsea: This new job. It’s kind of a big deal.

Billy: It’s not kind of a big deal. It’s actually a really big deal.

[ Chelsea sighing ] But in the best possible way. You are going to impress everyone at marchetti with your talent, I guarantee it. And not that you need it, but I got you a little something. You know, a little good luck charm for your first day.

[ Summer sighing ]

Audra: Thank you.

Kyle: You know, I am getting late for my first day.

Summer: Damn it! Just admit that you slept with audra. You can give me that much at least.

Kyle: Summer, I am not doing this here.

Summer: Just yes or no. Say it.

Kyle: Summer.

Summer: Tell me the truth!

Kyle: I did. I slept with audra and now you know for sure.

Summer: What an idiot. Oh, my god. What a fool. I believed that there was still hope for us. I was trying to talk to you, I was trying to fix it and you already moved on and you didn’t even have the guts to tell me? I– I guess I’m glad that I know now. There never was any hope for us.

Kyle: I guess not. So, are we done here?

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: You really are something else.

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: It’s not a compliment. I’m just curious. Is kyle another random hookup to you or did you have your sights set on my husband and his money before you even knew that I had moved out?

Victor: Once adustus has become a strong, viable company, we’ll make it a subsidiary of newman enterprises as it should’ve been long ago.

Adam: Wha– wha– I thought we had an agreement.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about past agreements. This is how it will work. If you don’t like the new arrangement, walk out the door! I want an answer now!

[ Phone chiming ]

Sharon: Adam?

Adam: Hi.

Sharon: Am I wrong to hope that this is about adustus? The value of focusing on a new beginning rather than the slights of the past?

Adam: Um, I thought about it.

Sharon: And? Tell me.

Adam: Well, I think that we should wait until, um… until nick gets here.

Sharon: Could this be the first meeting of genoa city’s new power trio? There are times, I wonder…

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Billy: Bees are good luck. They symbolize hard work, adapting to new challenges and new beginnings.

Chelsea: I wasn’t aware you were such an expert.

Billy: Yeah, katie got stung by a bee while on the swings at the park this one time. She became very nervous around them, so victoria and I thought it would be a good idea to learn about all the amazing things that bees do. Katie became obsessed and started rattling off facts about them, so they wormed into my brain. Now, down on to your wrist.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. It’s the perfect gift. I love it.

Billy: You know, I would’ve expected you to be more excited than nervous about your first day. You’re about to reenter the fashion world, where, let’s be honest, you are a superstar and your instincts are even better now than they were then.

Chelsea: Your faith in me almost drowns out the alarm bells going off in my head.

Billy: Mm. That bad, huh?

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: It’s just been so long since I’ve been a part of the fashion world. You know? I walked away from everything. When all that stuff happened with adam, I convinced myself that a new career and a new direction is what I needed and there would be no looking back, and yet, here I am. I mean, am I fooling myself? Am I taking a step forward or is this just one big, giant step backward?

Nick: Don’t tell you’re backing out on our handshake.

Sharon: Handshake?

Adam: I suggest we not start this new era of sibling detente with doubt and negativity. Look, after listening to what you had to say and after hearing nick’s arguments, I have reconsidered. I’m going to stay at adustus, I’m going to work with my brother and I’m very interested in hearing about your merger idea.

Nick: We shook on us all three working together.

Sharon: Well, that sounds like more than just interest. That sounds like a deal.

Adam: Well, um, nick made me see that dad’s tactics may suck, but his strategy is exemplary. I can keep fighting him or I can choose good business.

Sharon: And joining forces is good business. I’m happy. This is wonderful. Thank you for convincing him. I know that you had your own concerns.

Adam: Yes, nick. Thank you.

Nick: Sure. I know dad tried to act like he he didn’t care if you or vic or I went along with this plan, but I know he was secretly hoping that you would change your mind. Have you told dad the news yet?

Adam: Well, that is my next order of business. Pop has extended his, “I need an answer now” ultimatum, but, uh, based on the text I just got, he’s growing impatient.

Sharon: Well, I know that doesn’t surprise you. This is the right thing for all of us, I am sure of it.

Audra: Little tacky, don’t you think?

Summer: The other woman is calling me tacky.

Audra: Hm. I’m not sure the other woman really fits me. And, um, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I have my own money, thank you, so it wasn’t kyle’s financial assets that attracted me to him. Why are you torturing yourself this way? I mean, why does it matter how kyle and I started?

Summer: It matters because kyle and I are still married.

Audra: Technically, sure, okay, but I don’t see anything I do affects the bigger picture. You know, kyle is a grown man. He makes his own decisions. Or– or is that something new?

Summer: What is that supposed to mean?

Audra: Summer, you’re trying to pin this all on me, okay? So– so you must clearly think that kyle can be controlled and manipulated, and maybe that’s the real issue. You know, kyle has free will and if he wanted to be with you, girl, he would be, and yet, here you are, all on your own. My a1c was up here; now, it’s down with rybelsus.

Sharon: The more I look into it, the more I am convinced that these two companies are a perfect fit. Your plan for adustus international is to focus on media, kirsten incorporated’s core business creates the technology that distributes that media.

Nick: Synergy. Control the product and the delivery. Automatic cost saver.

Sharon: Well, the appeal is not just practical. I think that this could be really special.

Nick: I agree. I find it more appealing to create something new rather than just, you know, help newman enterprises continue down its well-established path.

Adam: Oh, look at you walking away from newman, no bitterness at all. My big brother, the role model.

Nick: I can back out right now, just say the word.

Adam: Hey, if you wanna do it.

Sharon: Okay, you guys, enough. I’m not ready to play mediator yet.

Adam: Okay, look, I’m all in. Seriously. We all bring unique skillsets and a diverse background to the table and we can all claim media experience. I’ve run newman media, and you and sharon, you’re at the helm at restless style. Not to mention the entrepreneurial spirit that we all have.

Sharon: Well, you really are seeing it now, aren’t you? The potential. What the three of us could create together. It could be incredible.

Nick: I don’t even have something sarcastic to say.

Adam: Me neither.

Sharon: Well, then, we know it’s a good idea.

Adam: Except for one thing. We better lay out our plans to victor before he changes the terms or he yanks our potential entirely.

Billy: I don’t see the move to marchetti as anything but positive, but of course, you need to be the one comfortable with it.

Chelsea: Well, I am, almost. I just– I thought I closed that chapter of my life, you know? I had my peace with the fact that that world was behind me. And I really liked working at omegasphere, but then this opportunity came around and I– [ Sighing ] You know this is gonna be a lot different than designing, right? I mean, creative director? It’s a massive responsibility. I will be in charge with shaping the vision for a global brand. I mean, I’m gonna have to inspire designers under the lights on the biggest catwalk there is?

Billy: Yeah. All of that is true, but give yourself a break, you know? You haven’t even stepped foot in the office yet. And I know that there are a million ideas up there just waiting to come out.

Chelsea: Oh, yeah. It’s all I can think about.

Billy: Well, there you go. I’m here. Lay a few on me.

[ Chelsea chuckling ]

Chelsea: Uh, okay, um. Well, first, I think we need to revamp the ready-to-wear collection, then we need to tweak fenmore’s collaboration a little bit. I feel like it could be more working mom friendly, you know? Oh! And, um, marchetti home, it never really took off, but I feel like there’s so much potential there and I also have this idea, um, for a concept for a fashion show, where I think it– what?

Billy: You’re gonna crush it.

Summer: To be clear, I do blame kyle, but that doesn’t stop me from being disgusted by the both of you and the damage that you’ve done.

Audra: Done to whom? Are you the victim here? No part in the destruction of your relationship? Girl, if that’s the case, then walk away, you know? Hold your head high. Show some class.

Summer: You’re talking to me about class? You don’t know anything about class. Yes, kyle and i might not be together right now, but we have a son together and I will protect him no matter what, especially from his dad’s mistakes.

Audra: Okay, um, listen, I have zero interest in interfering with your little family unit, uh, but, it looks like to me that you’re just using your son to, you know, justify this self-righteousness anger about me and kyle working together and… other things.

Summer: You say that don’t acknowledge kyle’s free will, but it sure seems like you think that you have total control over everything. That you can just say and do whatever you want.

Audra: Yeah, well self-doubt isn’t my thing.

Summer: Obviously, hubris is.

Audra: All right, look, you’re the one who got burned here. You thought you could do whatever you wanted and kyle would just be right there waiting for you. Look where that got you.

Kyle: What’s going on here?

[ Kyle sighing ] Trying to control my asthma felt anything but normal.

Victor: Hello. What a nice surprise. Does that mean you are accepting my terms?

Nick: We will agree to everything you proposed. The adustus/kirsten merger makes sense for all of us.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned. That’s nice to hear.

Sharon: Nick and I have worked together successfully before, of course, and the three of us compliment one another. Our strengths, weaknesses, our personalities. There’s no ceiling on what we can accomplish as a team.

Victor: Great. How about you, adam? You on board? You walked out of here last night.

Adam: I’m on board. I’m not as thrilled about your plan as these two. I believed that I was getting total autonomy, as you know. And now, I’m under your thumb, dad. As well as victoria’S. Maybe even nick’S.

Victor: Well, now, I don’t like the sound of that. Are you saying we’re having a problem or what?

Summer: Audra and I were just having a little chat. It’s all good. Hey, just a little tip, woman to woman, you might want to think about changing your perfume because yours is really strong. It smells cheap. I think that kyle can still get you a discount at jabot if you want.

Kyle: Okay. Hey, what just went down here?

Audra: Well, summer is clearly having a difficult time accepting that her marriage is over. She’s still in love with you.

Kyle: Well, doesn’t seem to matter at this point, does it?

Audra: It does to her.

Kyle: We have both hurt each other too much to go back to the way things were.

Audra: You sure about that?

Chelsea: Crush it? Really? I think that’s overly optimistic at this point.

Billy: No, not at all. Chelsea, you are. You’re gonna crush this. I mean, you’re gonna conquer the fashion world, or shall I say reconquer the fashion world. You’re a perfect fit for marchetti’s creative director. Summer believes it, I believe it, now you have to believe it.

Chelsea: Thank you for always being my biggest supporter.

Billy: You’re positively glowing from all the excitement, whether you see it or not, and that says to me that this is a huge step in the right direction. I’m so proud of you. You’re making bold, brave choices. And you’re strong and it’s a thing of beauty. So, am I gonna see you at the break room later?

Chelsea: Maybe, but I’m actually meeting summer here first and then I think we’re headed to the office.

Billy: Oh, wow. Look at you, boss lady. Well, once again, congratulations on your first day, but like I said, you’re not gonna need it.

Chelsea: I’m holding on to this, though, just in case.

Billy: Good idea. I’ll see you later.

Chelsea: Okay.

Adam: Look, I meant what I said. I’m ready to go. My, uh, new partners here gave me some good advice and I took it.

Victor: Huh. What was that?

Adam: Waiting for you to change is futile and it’s not gonna happen, but our team’s beacon of hope believes that achieving great success will prove that we don’t need to be controlled.

Victor: Sharon, I must tell you that the idea of merging the two companies was a very good one.

Sharon: Thank you, victor.

Victor: And adam, I hope that by working together with nicholas and sharon that you will get rid of that chip on your shoulder regarding your sister, victoria, and this will disabuse you of the idea of destroying newman media. Working together with them gives you a whole new future to look forward to, right?

Adam: Well, thank you for the life advice, pop. Now, I only have one requirement before I fully commit to this. That you give us six months absolute free reign. These hands used to hold me as a little girl.

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Audra: No one really knows what goes on inside a marriage. It’s up to you and summer to decide if it still can be saved.

Kyle: Why? Do you think this is just a separation?

Audra: Well, is it? Look, I’m thrilled to be working together, and clearly, we’ve been having a lot of fun, but if you’re having second thoughts about any of it, just let me know. I can handle it. All right, well I have a meeting to get to and I think you do as well. I might have some free time later, I don’t know. You can let me know then.

Chelsea: Look at you with that healthy attitude of growth and maturity.

Billy: Pretty impressive, isn’t it? I’m just simply taking a page out of your book, you know? You seem to have really good relationships with your exes.

Chelsea: Except when I went off the deep end over adam and sharon.

Billy: You had a stroke. I would chalk that up to a severe medical issue.

Chelsea: Oh, that’s generous, but the rough patch I went through definitely lasted longer than I care to admit.

Billy: But you came out the other side. I mean, look what you’ve overcome. I mean, I see a fully realized beautiful woman in front of me that deserves happiness.

Chelsea: Well, you make me happy.

Billy: Back at you. You know, I guess that’s why I’m okay with lily and daniel. Because it allows me to move on as well.

Chelsea: And is that what you’re doing?

Billy: Pretty sure I am, yeah.

Chelsea: You know, connor is spending the night tonight at the ranch.

Billy: Is that right?

Chelsea: I can’t believe I just said that out loud.

Billy: Yeah, you did say that out loud, but you can take it back, you know.

Chelsea: I don’t want to take it back. I’m feeling very strong emotionally, mentally.

Billy: But.

Chelsea: But… it’s been a long time since I’ve… been with someone.

Billy: You’ll be okay. It’s like riding a bike.

Summer: Hi.

Chelsea: Summer, hi! It’s great to see you.

Summer: Happy first day at marchetti. I know that you’re probably very ready to get to the offices and tour them and meet your whole team, but I just thought it might be nice for us to sit down and chat, just us two first.

Chelsea: Yeah, of course. I have to tell you, I’m so grateful and so excited about this opportunity. I’m not gonna lie, I had some butterflies earlier, but billy helped talk me out of them. He’s got a knack for helping me recognize how I’m feeling.

Summer: That’s so nice that you have such a supportive partner.

Chelsea: Yeah. It is nice and he actually gave me this, um, good luck on your first day of work gift. Oh, and i should warn you, when you get back to your office, you will most likely be greeted with a ridiculous amount of flowers and a very nice bottle of champagne. He’s very excited about this new beginning.

Summer: Yeah, this is a new beginning, right? It’s gonna lead to a new success and we have come such a long way since I was modelling your designs for jabot way back when.

Chelsea: That’s for sure.

Summer: We’re both in new roles and I’m still getting my footing as ceo, so we’re just gonna figure it all out together, see what works for us. I mean, kyle and I, we would always do weekly, um, weekly status meetings, but I’m so sorry. That’s irrelevant. We are gonna figure out the best path for the two of us.

Chelsea: Great. I’m sure this situation with kyle is very difficult. I find talking about things helps, so if you ever need to vent, I’m here to listen.

Billy: Yo. Mind if I join you?

Kyle: I was supposed to be meeting with someone, but they just texted that they’re cancelling.

Billy: Great. I’ll take that as a yes. So, newman, huh? Newman media. Right hand to audra charles. Jack’s disappointed. I get it. You wanted a change of scenery, so you made the jump

Kyle: Well, it’s my first day, but so far, it feels like a good fit. And billy, before you ask, taking this job had nothing to do with my dad choosing summer over me. I’m not trying to get back at him.

Billy: Okay.

Kyle: Okay. What aren’t you saying?

Billy: I’m not trying to ride you. I’m not. I get it. I’ve been in that situation, you know? It’s kinda like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. You don’t feel like you have options.

Kyle: Hey, hey, I had plenty of options. I didn’t take the newman media job out of desperation.

Billy: Okay, good. Well, good luck with that. I know audra can be a handful.

Victor: So, what do both of you think about adam’s demand?

Sharon: I think we’re all in agreement.

Nick: Yeah. It’s a reasonable request, dad. Give us time to see what we can do. Turning around these two struggling companies while merging them together is no small feat, but I believe we can do it. I have faith in us. But you looking over our shoulders and weighing in on every move we make isn’t going to allow us to get the results we need.

Adam: That’s all we ask. Just a little hands off period.

Victor: Three months. Gives me enough time to realize what your intent is. If you intend to use the company to go after victoria.

Nick: Obviously, I’m not on board with any attempt an attack on newman media and neither is sharon and we have made that very clear to adam.

Adam: Wiping out newman media might have had some appeal before, but I see a very different option.

Victor: What’s that?

Adam: Well, adustus-kirsten isn’t going to be a standalone company for long. You plan to bring it into the newman fold.

Victor: That’s non-negotiable.

Adam: Of course, but given what the three of us have planned with the merged companies, it’s pretty inevitable newman media’s gonna become redundant.

Victor: You intend to wipeout the entire media division of newman enterprises? That’s not an option.

Adam: I don’t intend to wipe out anything. I wanna put it all together, as one big, happy company. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Kyle: Audra and I… understand each other.

Billy: That’s good. That’s a good thing. To be honest, you probably made the right choice in leaving jabot when you did. Jack and ashley are on the verge of a civil war. Ashley seems fully content on ripping my father’s company straight down the middle. Jack and I are doing everything we can to keep it together.

Kyle: I just don’t get it. I mean, why doesn’t he cut ashley loose? He did it to me. Let her take what she thinks is rightfully hers.

Billy: So, let everything your grandfather built just go to hell?

Kyle: Well, dividing and moving on has its advantages.

Billy: I’m sorry. Are we still talking about business here? Or is that in relation to summer? Are you so hurt that you’re not willing to give her another chance?

Chelsea: Look, you’re my boss now, so I’m probably overstepping, but if you need a neutral party to confide in, someone who won’t judge, I’m your girl.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: I don’t know.

[ Summer chuckling ] It– it’s just that kyle and I, we… we worked so hard to get to where we were. We overcame so many obstacles, but we did it and we were– we were happy. We were in love. And then, diane came back to town after years of being dead and after breaking kyle’s heart, she came back and she ruined everything. She drove my mom crazy, she pushed her over the edge and that made her susceptible to bad influences and… I– I know that kyle thinks that I never should’ve put my mom first, but she’s my mom, you know? What choice did I have?

Chelsea: Yeah. I have a very, um, shall we say colorful mother as well and she’s put me in very difficult situations.

Summer: Okay, so what would you do? What would you do if you thought that you were gonna lose your mom forever?

Chelsea: Summer, that must have been terrifying for you.

Summer: It was. I felt like I had her entire future in my hands, you know? And if I could go back and do it all over again, I– I– I don’t know what I would do. But that doesn’t matter because I can’t do that, you know? All that matters is that this whole thing has destroyed my marriage. And kyle didn’t even take a moment to grieve. No, he moved on like that. He got a job at newman media, he– he slept with audra charles. Yeah. He won’t even think about forgiving me when we have forgiven each other for so much in the past and… this is the thing. I didn’t do any of this against kyle. That’s not what it was about. It was for my mom and the fact that he won’t even try to understand that, it just makes me feel like our marriage, our– our love, the vows that we took, it makes me feel like all of that stuff was a lie.

Chelsea: Summer, I– I get it. I really do. All the relentless questions that pound away at you when a marriage ends. All the doubts that creep in about yourself, about your relationship… the thing is about those questions though is they rarely get answered, you know? Because we can’t change how somebody feels. We can’t force them to forgive us. All we can do is try to forgive ourselves, you know? And not focus on things that we have no control of.

Summer: I don’t know how to do that. I don’t know how to move on without… answers.

Adam: Look, dad. It’ll work. We fold kirsten incorporated into adustus and then we take that entity and we merge it with newman media.

Victor: Mm-mm.

Adam: Listen. We’ll have a powerful media company under the corporate umbrella with no redundancies, but most importantly, no competition.

Nick: The idea does have merit.

Sharon: I agree that if we don’t combine everything, newman media and adustus will technically be in direct competition and there’s nothing to be gained by that.

Victor: What you’re all forgetting is that there’s a leadership structure in place at newman media, yeah? Victoria loves her people, she’s very loyal to them and right now, audra charles is the ceo at newman media. What’s gonna happen to her?

Adam: You wanna keep things in the family, right, dad? This is a way that we can make that happen. Postmenopausal women with hr+ her2-

Chelsea: It’s hard to let go of the vision you have for your marriage. Of the future you were expecting to have, especially if you thought this person was the love of your life, and certainly if a child is involved.

Summer: Exactly. I love harrison so much. It’s literally killing me to not be with him every single day, and that kid, he’s already gone through so much loss in his life. I just want– I don’t get how kyle can’t see what he is doing to harrison. Like, how can he think that abandoning our marriage like this is the right thing to do?

Chelsea: Summer, I’m gonna say something that’s gonna sound kind harsh, and I’m sorry, I really am, but… sometimes when things are over, they’re just over. And recognizing the truth about a situation is sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves, you know? Clinging to the past, I mean, it gets us nowhere, so maybe you just have to take kyle at his word. He’s told you what he wants, and from what you’ve told me and what you’ve shared, he’s shown you as well. So, stop torturing yourself with “what ifs” and “if I had onlys” and “I wish I had justs” and focus on what you can control. Live in the present, not the past.

Kyle: Okay, summer and i are over and honestly, it’s liberating.

Billy: Liberating? I’ve had more than a few breakups. I’ve never said that its liberating.

Kyle: Summer would feel the same way, eventually. I know she will.

Billy: Yeah, that’s the thing. You can’t dictate how other people feel.

Kyle: Billy, I want what’s best for summer. I do. And we’ve been friends over the years, on and off, we can go back to doing that, but there is no marriage left to save, not after what she did.

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Demarco: Duly noted.

[ Buzzer ] So what am I doing here? There’s someone here to see you. She’s over there.

[ Water splashing ] Are you okay? Yeah. We can go somewhere else. No, no, it’s fine. I wanted to come here, I just… I haven’t been back since, you know. Trina’s father was shot. And they still don’t know if he’s going to be okay. He’s got the best doctors possible. He shouldn’t even be in the hospital. Joss. It’s true. We both know who that bullet was meant for. To protecting our own. Nina: Hear, hear.

[ Glasses clink ] What’s wrong, austin? You got a problem with my toast?

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Curtis sighs ] What do you feel, uncle curtis? I don’t feel a thing. I can’t feel anything. None of you seem surprised that I can’t feel my legs. Mr. — Mr. Ashford, we don’t know anything — I can’t feel my legs! Just give it some time. Please! No, no, no. Be still. Somebody tell me what the hell is going on. What’s going on?!

[ Breathing heavily ] Maxie, I’m literally walking in the door. No, honey, don’t worry. I will find sasha. I will take care of everything. “Everything.” Wow. Tall order, even for killer miller.

[ Elevator dings ] Sasha, you’re going to get better. I know it doesn’t feel that way right now, but, I promise, I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure you get all the help you need. Ms. Corbin, I understand how upsetting this must be for you, but I’m here now. Sasha. Do you remember me? I’m dr. Montague, and I’m here to help you.

[ Softly ] Help me? You’re not yourself right now. You know that, don’t you? I promise you will be soon. I’m gonna make sure of that. Take her to the exam room, please.

[ Whispering ] You never said she would get this bad! Clearly, your daughter-in-law was much worse off than you led me to believe.

[ Normal voice ]

[ Scoffs ] What did you give her?! She hurt somebody — lucky she didn’t kill him — and she’s in so much pain now. I never meant her to suffer. Shut up, gladys. We both know what you meant to happen. You did your part. Now, I’ll do mine.

[ Door opens, closes ]


Hi. Hi. I… I know I promised that I wouldn’t come so soon. I am so glad you did. I really tried to keep my promise, I did. I know you wanted to feel more settled, but I had to see you. I miss you. I miss you so much. I miss you. So, here I am. And you look so beautiful. Way too beautiful for a place like this. I talked to sam. Scout’s determined to come visit you asap. Mm. [ Chuckles ] Well, you know scout. When she sets her mind on something, you can’t change it. Yeah. The last time that I was locked in a cell, I had etched her name in the wall, and it’S… it’s what kept me alive, but now I’ve got so much more to live for. And this place, it’s better than crete, right? Cyrus: Take the book. Don’t throw it away before you peruse its pages. You’ll find its lessons very useful. Drew? What’s wrong? Joss. Other people were at the pool when the shooting happened, okay? Anna devane, for one. And the police aren’t even certain that curtis wasn’t the target.

I’m certain. Curtis was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet was meant for sonny, okay? It could have been you. No. Dex, you already got shot working for sonny. What’s to say it’s not going to happen again? Because I have never had more to live for. I have never loved anyone as much as I love you. I’m not going to give that up. You have every right to be concerned. Tj is absolutely right, but you don’t wanna put too much stress on yourself right now. Stop. That’s gonna make it — stop! I can’t feel my legs! I need you two to stop talking to me like family. You’re doctors, I’m a patient. Why can’t I feel my legs?! I understand how concerned you are at the moment, but you’ve just come through very extensive spinal surgery. Honestly, you’re lucky to be alive. The bullet fragments I removed were lodged very close to your spine. You were under heavy sedation during the procedure. Every patient’s body reacts differently when that wears off. So the anesthesia is why I can’t feel my legs.

[ Sighs ] That’s one of the possibilities, mr. Ashford. Curtis, okay? Curtis. Now, please, cut it to me straight, doc.

[ Sighs ] What are the other possibilities? I still need to look at some of the test results and scans that we took after the surgery, and then I’ll be able to better answer your questions, curtis. I’ll leave you with your family now.

[ Door opens, closes ] Oh. [ Sniffles ] Did you hear what dr. Barnsdall said? Very few people would have even survived that surgery, uncle.

[ Sniffles ] If aunt stella was here, I-I think she would call it a miracle, right? Mm-hmm.

[ Exhales sharply ] A miracle. I am here to see my client, sasha gilmore. And, yes, I know that sasha was formerly represented by martin grey, but he asked me to take over when he was called away. Isn’t he back? He is, but maxie felt that sasha needed… a killer shark. …Compassion and complete dedication. I will take care of everything, and I know why you’re here. And, no, you may not interrogate my client in her current state. My daughter-in-law is not a criminal. You — you — you saw how gentle she was. She — she just needs a little psychological help, that’s all. They — they — they go easy in cases like these, don’t they? God! I know you. You’re… you’re dr. Montague. Very good, sasha. Do you know why you’re here? For more of those pills you gave me? No. Those pills would have helped you, but I warned you not to take too many. N-no, I-I… I only took three pills a day, like you — like you told me. What’s this? Looks like blood. Soon, all of your questions will be answered. What? No! No. Wh-what’s that?! No. Ow–

[ Whimpers ] I really respect you, sonny. You’re a powerful man, and you put such a high value on family. Nothing more important than family. No, absolutely. So, um, let me try and put your mind at ease. I haven’t spent a lot of time with avery, but the little time that I have spent with her, she’s lovely. And I-I-I think that she looks at me and sees me as not just her mom’s friend, but maybe her friend a little, as well. Avery sees the good in everybody. That’s wonderful. She get that from you?

[ Chuckles lightly ] Is that a trait she’s inherited from you, sonny? I always give people a chance. Just the one? What happens if people disappoint you? What happens when you lose a patient? Well, I think I can speak for every doctor in the world when I say that it’s, uh… it’s very hard to lose a patient. You just got to move forward. It’s sad, but some people are beyond helping. You just got to move on.


Please talk to us, sweetheart. I understand what the doctor was saying.

[ Sighs ] I am lucky to be alive. And I’m grateful for everything that everyone here at the hospital has done for me.

[ Sighs ] But I want to walk out of this hospital on my own, and if that’s not going to happen — that’s not what dr. Barnsdall said, uncle curtis. Yet. No one can walk right after spinal surgery. Portia’s right.

[ Sniffles ] Patients going through the same kind of surgery can take weeks before they’re able to walk. Mm-hmm. How long ’til they felt their legs again?

[ Cellphone beeps ] Okay, go. I-I know you got a job to do, man. I’m sorry. I’ll be back as soon as I can, okay?

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Exhales deeply ] It’s gonna be okay. Yes, it will. Once I get my life back. All of it. Look, I take no pleasure in sasha’s current predicament, but cody bell’s the real victim here. Oh, come on, robert. We both know there was no intent. Sasha never meant to hurt the guy. She stabbed him with a paring knife. It’s well documented that sasha has not, shall we say, been herself ever since losing her baby and her husband. And might I point out that heather webber, who actually killed sasha’s husband, came perilously close to killing yours truly, so I would think you would have a little more…

[ Stammers ] I’m not here to persecute your client, diane. Good. Why are you here? Well, after maxie spoke to you, she then called her uncle robert. Ah. So maxie asked you to look out for sasha to make sure that she was treated fairly. Who’d have thunk it, you and I on the same team? Ha, ha, ha, ha.

[ Elevator dings ] Shall we? Yep.

[ Clears throat ] Sasha. I can’t get this off. Don’t worry about that. We’ll take care of that later. Now… tell me what you remember. There was a pool. Yes, yes. What happened at the pool? Gladys was there. And he grabbed her by the wrist. Who grabbed your mother-in-law? It was him. I saw him. H-he — he tried to ruin my life. He gave me drugs, and he — who was it, sasha? Who do you think you saw at the pool? No, I don’t think. I-I know. I saw him. He — he grabbed gladys, and I knew I had to stop him. I had to stop cyrus renault!

[ Breathing shakily ] I don’t understand. Cyrus is a murderer. I just assumed you would be separated from people like him. Where did you run into him? He found me. He wants to make me a “fisher of men.” Cyrus renault? Well, what good is a messiah complex without disciples? He’s recruiting. Did you tell him to go to hell? Better yet, you have to tell the guards. You do. We don’t know what kind of sick game cyrus is playing. You gotta stay away from him. You do not want to get on his bad side. Carly, you don’t have to worry about me. What are you talking about? You just told me some maniac has you in his sights, and you — you don’t want me worrying about you? I got this. I can take care of myself, carly. He knows not to make a move on me. I know all the training you’ve had, but you don’t know how many men cyrus has under his control. You can’t fight everyone. It’s okay. It’s not okay!

[ Softly ] We have to find some way to protect you. Carly, it’s taken care of.

[ Normal voice ] How? And by who? Your ex-husband.

[ Chuckles ] Sonny, you’re incorrigible. Uh, his bark is worse than his bite. The doctor here knows I was joking, right?

[ Laughter ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, me too, right? Nina: Very well. Um… you’ll have to excuse me. Oh. Something I gotta take — problem? No, not at all, just A… occupational hazard. I’ll be right back. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ] “Occupational hazard”? Alright, here we go. Nina: Okay, ava. You know — no, no, don’t get me wrong. Austin, he’s a very nice guy. Little awkward, but very nice, and there’s some kind of chemistry there, but as a couple, I don’t really see it. Yeah, you could say that. It really was. Super awkward. Lunatic walks into a restaurant, having lunch with sonny corinthos — not great. So, mason, I guess the question is, what the hell are you going to do about it? Dr. Barnsdall. Were you able to review all of curtis’ latest test results? Yes, and the final scans we took after his surgery. And? Will my uncle ever be able to walk again?


So sonny has people watching your back, huh? You don’t sound completely surprised by that. Vintage sonny. To protect me? Sonny knows that you’re a good guy, and deep down, he knows you’re good for me. Sonny and I will always be family, and at the end of the day, nothing’s more important to sonny than family. Huh. So is this his way of welcoming me into the family?

[ Laughs ] I wouldn’t go that far. Hmm. But I don’t care, I’m glad he’s doing it. Well, I’m glad he’s doing it, too, if it keeps you from worrying. I’m still gonna worry. I just want you to come home. Nothing’s more important. I’m working on that. So, what else is going on? Uh, willow came home. Really? Yeah. That’s great. It is great. And the only reason she’s okay, because you rescued liesl. The only reason willow’s okay is because of you. Well, that doesn’t ma– I’m just happy that she’s home where she belongs. I bet you’re planning a big party for her at the house already, aren’t you? What? What’s going on? Nothing. Hey. I know you, carly. I love you. Tell me what it is. Sweetheart, what you need right now is rest. And I will be right back, I promise you. What I need is you here, but I also need to tell you something before the doctor comes back. Curtis, we’ll have plenty of time to talk later. See, that’s where you’re wrong. Time is the one thing that we’re never sure that we have. When I came to find you at the pool, I just had a conversation with sam. And she said something that I didn’t think was important at the time, and now I can’t forget it. What did she say? She said, “you never have enough time with the people you love.” And she was right. And I realized how much time I was wasting, and I came to find you. No. No, I-I’m not sorry that I went to the pool looking for you. I’m only sorry that I never got to say what I went to say. No, unh-unh. No. My daughter-in-law is in no condition to be hounded by lawyers right now. You might be sasha’s guardian, but you’re not her gatekeeper, gladys. I’m assuming she’s in there? She’s getting the treatment she needs from her shrink. I’ll handle this. Okay, I’m sure you mean well, but she is in really bad shape, and if you make her more upset, I swear I’ll — you’ll do what? What will you do, gladys? Hmm? Word to the wise — never, ever threaten me. Robert: Diane. 10 minutes, max. Thank you, robert. Excuse me. Cyrus was gonna hurt gladys like he hurt me, and I couldn’t let that happen, so I-I saw the knife, and I picked it up — sasha, stop right there. Not one more word.

[ Door closes ] And you. Turn off that recording device right now. Austin and i have only had a few dates. Of course you don’t see us as a couple. Well, on the plus side, he’s nothing like nikolas. Yeah, well, that’s for sure. He is very — alive? What? Well, don’t get me wrong, you and nikolas, you had some connection and chemistry and… but nikolas always seemed like he was brooding and he was always serious all the time to me. At least austin — I don’t know, he’s mysteriously expressive.

[ Chuckles ] Yes, well, he’s — he’s definitely more alive. Well, he’s very attentive to his patients, because that guy earlier, gordon, was hostile, and he — you know, austin could’ve blown him off, but he took the time to, you know, deal with the problem. Well, what happened when you went out after him? I’m pretty sure… that his patient… understands the situation.

[ Door opens ] Uh, okay.

[ Laughter ] What did I miss? Oh, uh, sonny was just complimenting your bedside manner, but I’d say I’m a much better gauge of that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Gladys, I’m in the middle of something. No, sonny, it’s sasha. She’s been arrested. What the hell for? She’s getting a psych evaluation at G.H. Right now. [ Stammers ]

[ Grunts ] Alright, I’ll be right there. Wait, what’s going on? Uh, sasha’s in trouble. I gotta go to G.H. Well, I’m going with you. I, uh — I’m so sorry. No, no, no. Go. Please go. Yeah, I hope everything’s alright. Okay, we’ll talk about moving on with the nanny and all that. Uh-huh, yeah.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ] Well… disaster averted. For now. It’s my turn.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Don’t answer.

[ Scoffs ] You know I have to. Boss. I know it’s your day off, but something came up. What do you need? Surveillance. Port charles grill. Austin gatlin-holt.


I love the sentiment. I really, really do. But are you saying that if you hadn’t spoken to sam, you wouldn’t — it’s — you know what? It’s done. We’re here. And what I want you to know right now is, no matter what happens, my feelings for you won’t change. And once I’m back on my feet… and you will be. You will be. But I need you to listen to your doctors. And your wife.

[ Chuckles ] I just want you to relax and let your body heal as much as possible. I’m feeling stronger by the minute. Good. That’s what I like to hear. And I-I just — I gotta go check on a patient really quickly, but, I promise you, I’ll be right back.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Breathing heavily ] As you can see, doctor, we were successful in removing the bullet and every fragment. You always do good work, dr. Barnsdall. But was it enough? There’s really nothing for you to worry about. Something is going on. It’s the financial penalty from the sec, isn’t it, carly? I can handle it, alright? I don’t want you even thinking about it. I don’t want

you thinking about it. That was a huge fine. I don’t want this weighing you down on top of everything else. Look, it’s really simple. I can sell aurora. No, you can’T. No, you can’t, because diane made it crystal clear that I can’t accept anything from you, michael, or sonny. I could be hit with even a bigger fine, or worse.

[ Sighs ] Well, diane knows what she’s talking about. Yeah. Did she come up with a plan b? Anything? She did — she did, but she said it’s gonna take a while, and it doesn’t matter because I-I have resources, okay? Tell me you’re not selling the house. The house is too big for me. It’s not just a house, carly. That’s — that’s your home. It was a home I had with sonny. I mean, come on, yeah, I have a lot of great memories of the kids growing up there, but those memories aren’t gonna go away just because I sell the house. I want to focus on the future and getting you out of here and sharing that future with you, and no piece of real estate’s going to change that. There’s nothing I can say to change your mind, is there? I have to do this. I mean, come on. Life is too fragile to wait around. You think you have everything under control, you think the people you love are safe, and then just like that… what? What happened? Do you really have to go? I think you already know the answer. Okay, but, I mean, it’s your day off. What could be so important? It — no big deal, nothing dangerous, just a little surveillance work. Well, if it’s not important, then why can’t we just go back to your place right now? As much as I want that, I made a choice when I decided to work for sonny. I thought I was the choice you made. Mm. Best ever. Most important ever. Right now, I have to go to work, and you need to finish that mystery. I love this book. I know. And the minute the job is done, I promise, I’ll — soon, please. As soon as it’s done. I can’t tell.

[ Chuckles ] I mean… did sonny think I was okay, or does he hate me? I don’t know, but when he decides, believe me, you’ll know. How do you think it went? I don’t know. Sonny plays everything so close to the vest, and when it comes to avery, though, he — he — he’s not gonna take any chances. You know, sonny doesn’t need to worry about me with avery. I love kids. That’s good, ’cause he said something that he really does mean — family is the most important thing. H-he lives by that. Is he like that with all your lovers? Oh, sonny, thank you so much for coming. Where’s sasha? She’s in there. Diane’s with her. How dare you barge in and interrupt while I’m evaluating a patient. Get out! I’m not going anywhere. I’m diane miller, and I’m sasha’s attorney, and that trumps your title any day of the week, and don’t you turn that recorder on again. Sasha. Hi, honey. Do you remember me? Hmm? Diane. Diane. Diane, yes. I’m your attorney, sweetheart. I helped you once before, and I’m gonna help you again. But dr. Montague said — no, no, no, no, no, no. You don’t pay any attention to dr. Montague. You just look right at me, and you don’t say one more word, okay? Unfortunately, you’re a little too late, ms. Miller. She already told me more than enough. This doesn’t make any sense. Why would sasha stab cody bell? Uh, it — it was obvious she wasn’t herself. I mean, she would never hurt anyone. Mnh-mnh. Something made her do it. Like what? I’m sorry? What made her do it, gladys? Where are you going?


Damn it!

[ Sobs ]

[ Breathing heavily ] No. Mnh-mnh.

[ Crying ] Please don’t say it!

[ Sobbing ] No! I’m not a shrink. How should I know what’s wrong with sasha? First, there was the shoplifting, now she stabs cody.

[ Stammers ] Your own journalist was there. She saw the whole thing. I-I did. I talked to elyse on the way here, and she said it came out of nowhere.

[ Stammering ] Exactly. But it doesn’t make any sense. When she was on home & heart and someone did that horrible mind game on her, she handled it. Yeah, I-I saw her a few weeks ago, and I told her that she was ready to be on her own — to end your guardianship. What changed, gladys? What changed? Ms. Miller. Police brought ms. Gilmore in for a psych evaluation. As her lawyer, I’m sure you understand what that entails and what my responsibilities are. I’m sorry, but at this point, my hands are tied. I just got off a call with judge palmer. And? Robert, please. Let me tell them. Sasha needs help. She’s being sent to ferncliff hospital for the criminally insane. I need to make something very clear, okay? What’s that? We are not a couple, and we — and we’re definitely not “lovers.” What happened at wyndemere makes us exactly lovers. Makes nothing. Makes us nothing. We’re nothing. I ju– I had A… I had a little moment of weakness, you know? I’ve — I’ve regretted it ever since. I’ve only regretted that we haven’t done it again since.

[ Groans ] You know, you have an inflated opinion… of your sexual prowess. And I assume, as a doctor, you have a need for that hand that’s creeping up my thigh? You wouldn’T. You didn’t answer my question. Sonny — he’s a jealous guy? Oh. Sonny doesn’t care who I sleep with, as long as it doesn’t negatively impact avery. Good to know. I’m assuming that you sang my praises when I was away from the table.

[ Chuckles ] And what — what — what praises might those be? Your gymnastics in bed? Oh, thank you.

[ Chuckles ] Your willingness to help bury dead husbands? I told sonny as little as possible about you, and then only what I thought he would actually believe. Then how come he didn’t buy it? Carly, what happened? Curtis was shot. What?! Is — no, no. He’s in the hospital. How bad is it? It was touch and go. I heard this morning he’s out of surgery, he’s in recovery, but I don’t know his condition. Who shot him? They don’t know. It was at the metro court pool. Was anybody else hurt? No. No, luckily. Thank god. I don’t get it. I mean, who would want to kill curtis? The pcpd isn’t sure he was the target.

[ Grunts ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Morning. I told you I wouldn’t be long. Glad you’re back.

[ Chuckles ] Could you, uh, make sure they schedule for me that therapy session as soon as possible? Sweetheart, it’s way too soon for something like that, okay? Oh, it’s never too soon. Look, I am not going to sit in this bed and wait around for another miracle. I know it’s gonna take hard work, but I am here for it. Because no matter what it takes, I am going to walk and stand up on my own two legs. And who knows? You know, someday, I can take you in my arms, and we can dance the night away again. What do you think about that?

[ Voice breaking ] I absolutely love it. Yeah. There’s something that — that I-I want to tell you. Okay, what’s — what’s wrong?

[ Sniffles ] Dr. Barnsdall, he got the latest tests and scans back, and he consulted with three other surgeons… …and none of them think that you’ll be able to walk again.


I’m so sorry. I promise you, as soon as I know anything about curtis, I will get that information to you. Thank you. You said that — that portia was with him. Do you know who else was out there? Uh, your attorney — zeke, jordan ashford, dante, anna, and sonny. Well, um… curtis is such a good man. They’d better find out who did this. Yeah. Time’s up. I will come back as soon as I can. Seeing you makes everything better. I love you. I love you.

[ Exhales deeply ] Doctors have been wrong before. And this isn’t a death sentence. You know, we almost lost you. We almost lost you for good. And dr. Barnsdall said that there’s no reason that you can’t live an absolutely normal — portia, stop. Stop. Just stop. But we all love you, honey, no matter what.

[ Sobs quietly ] I need some time. Of course. Of course you do, yeah. Alone. I understand.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Sniffles, sobs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello? This is josslyn jacks. Who’s this? Excuse me? Wha– what are you talking about? You need to understand, sonny — he rarely makes snap judgments, but when he does, look out. So you don’t think that he’s judged me yet? No, probably not. But I-I think I managed to convince him that he has nothing to worry about with you spending time around avery. Hmm. Well, he’s not the only one that can read people, and I get the distinct feeling that he’s on to us. Nina:

[ Softly ] Sasha.

[ Whimpers ]

[ Breathing heavily ] I was — I was a patient at ferncliff. It’s horrible. I promise you, I will fight this tooth and nail. She’s going to a good place, right? It’s exactly where your daughter-in-law should be. She’ll get all the help she needs. Isn’t that what we all want?

[ Elevator dings ] I’m sorry. Can I just say one thing to her? Sasha. Can you hear me? I know you’re in there. Listen to me, okay? You’re not alone. You understand? You’re not alone. Thank you.

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B&B Transcript Friday, July 21, 2023

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Finn: It’s just, this is crazy. This is– this is actually happening. So much has been going on, you know? With your trip to rome and losing our nanny. Not to mention hope drawing up divorce papers and liam signing ’em.

Steffy: Let’s try to keep that quiet. I don’t know who knows about it.

Finn: Okay, well, it shouldn’t be long now.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Nervous?

Steffy: I was hoping to never lay eyes on her, but… it is worth it if she is sentenced to prison for the rest of her life. How’re you doing?

Finn: I’m anxious as anyone to see sheila pay for what she’s done.

Steffy: Yeah, but she’s still– she’s your birth mother, so…

[ Phone chimes ]

Finn: No, that doesn’t make a difference.

Steffy: Oh, babe, I gotta respond to this.

Finn: Okay.

Brooke: Well, that about covers it.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Eric: This is fantastic. You know, hope for the future has exceeded all of our expectations. And– and we’re gonna surpass quarterly projections, everything. It’s fantastic.

[ Chuckling ] Hope and thomas are quite a team. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Brooke: Thanks for having this meeting over breakfast. I think it was a good distraction.

Eric: Exactly what we needed, isn’t it?

Brooke: Yes.

Eric: Yeah. Sheila’s trial starting today?

Brooke: Gonna be a relief when it’s finally over.

Eric: You’re not gonna go today?

Brooke: Oh, gosh, no. I don’t wanna see her face. Not after everything she’s done to us and to our families. Ridge told me he would let me know when he’s sentenced to prison.

Deacon: Hey, is something going on with sheila? I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but overhear.

Brooke: Oh! Uh… well, her trial starts today. Finally, she will be out of our lives once and for all.

Deacon: So today’s the day, huh?

Brooke: Yes. I don’t wanna think about sheila carter ever again.

Eric: She’s terrorized our families long enough.

Brooke: She has. And maybe i should try to find forgiveness, at least for my sake, but… I can’T.

Deacon: I– I understand. You want justice.

Brooke: Yeah, some kind of justice. For whatever that’s worth. She could spend thousands of years in prison and still not make up for all the pain and fear that she’s caused.

Eric: Well, that ends today. Thank god.

Brooke: We can all take solace in the fact that she’s going to prison, and we don’t have to worry about her ever again.

Ridge: Hey.

Steffy: Hi.

Ridge: Sorry we’re late. A little bit of traffic.

Steffy: Oh, it’s– it’s fine. They haven’t started yet. Bill, you’re back from stella maris.

Bill: Wouldn’t miss this for anything.

Steffy: [ Sighs ] Carter, how we lookin’?

Bill: “How we lookin’?” Sheila confessed!

Carter: I know the judge. He’s tough. I can’t imagine him showing any leniency.

Ridge: How you holding up? Where’s finn?

Steffy: I’m doing as well as I can. Finn’s out, he’s taking a phone call. He’ll be right back. I just want this to be over.

Finn: Thanks for the update. I’m– I’m gonna be unavailable for the next little while, so just call dr. Casey if anything changes with his condition. Okay, thanks. I’ll be in touch this afternoon. All right, bye. Liam!

Liam: Hey!

Finn: [ Scoffs ] What are you doing here? Hey, it’s me…your skin.

Finn: Why are you here, liam?

Liam: Wh– why am I here? I mean, uh… [ Chuckles ] To show my support, really.

Finn: Oh. Support for– uh, for steffy? My wife?

Liam: Yeah, yeah. But, you know, well, kelly, my dad, and everyone.

Finn: Okay, look, I– I feel for you, okay? I wouldn’t wish what you’re going through with hope on anyone. No one wants to see a marriage come to an end, especially when children are involved. But if you think that steffy is just gonna–

Liam: Wait, wait, wait. So, wait, I’m sorry. What– I don’t really understand what’s happening here. What did– where is this coming from?

Finn: You just need to know that I’m not gonna tolerate anything inappropriate. I’m not naive, okay? I know you two have a history, and that’s exactly what it’s gonna continue to be.

Liam: Uh… you– o– yeah. Duly noted. Can I go in now?

Finn: This is a family affair. This concerns steffy and my mother–

Liam: Okay, finn, listen, I don’t wanna upset you, but kelly is a part of that family. My daughter lives under your roof, so obviously I have a vested interest in what goes on in there. I wanna see with my own eyes that, yes, steffy, but kelly, my dad, all of us, are– are never threatened by sheila again.

Brooke: Still gives me chills to think that steffy and finn were shot right here in the back alley.

Eric: Oh, thank god, they both survived.

Brooke: Yeah. If you didn’t find them in time, deacon, I hate to think what could’ve happened.

Eric: No matter how much we love kelly and hayes… that could never replace their parents in their lives.

Brooke: I still just can’t wrap my head around it. How sheila could do that. How could she shoot her own son? I mean, where is the maternal love? Where’s the maternal feelings?

Eric: She’s a sociopath. They have no feelings.

Deacon: Well, from what I understand, she didn’t mean to shoot finn, right? He got shot protecting steffy.

Brooke: Yeah, but she still did. And then she shot steffy point blank and left them there to die.

Eric: And that was monstrous.

Brooke: It’s barbaric. But that’s not the first time she tried to kill.

Eric: No, but this is the first one she’s admitted to.

Brooke: Yeah. Hopefully that puts her away for the rest of her life.

Deacon: It just makes you wonder, though. I mean, if she’s– if she’s really that crazy, is prison the right place for her? I– maybe– maybe, you know, she needs to be somewhere where she can get some help.

Brooke: Deacon! She is beyond help.

Eric: For the first time in my life, I– I have to agree with that. I think prison, behind bars for the rest of her life, is where she belongs.

[ Hushed, indistinct chatter ]

Steffy: Liam, what– what are you doing here?

Finn: Huh. Funny, I had the same question.

Liam: Uh, well, moral support, like I told finn. But also, I just wanna see sheila sentenced. I mean, I’d like confirmation that none of us are gonna be terrorized by a psychopath ever again.

Bill: We all wanna close this chapter.

[ Door opens ] Where are you going?

Eric: This– this trial should’ve started by now, shouldn’t it?

Brooke: [ Sighs ] Ridge was gonna keep me updated, but I haven’t heard anything from him yet.

Eric: Yeah. It’s a big day for ridge. And for bill both. They accomplished a great deal. This should give them a great deal of satisfaction.

Brooke: And deacon helped too. I mean, you bought enough time for ridge and bill to catch up to her.

Eric: That must have been hard.

Deacon: Yeah. No, it was.

Brooke: It was very dangerous. You put yourself at significant risk.

Deacon: I never felt unsafe. Look, I– I just had to keep her there. I really didn’t do much. Ridge and bill, they did the heavy lifting.

Eric: Yeah.

Brooke: [ Scoffs ] Especially bill. He had to convince her that he was in love with her and that he wanted a life with her.

Eric: But he did it. He finally got a confession to murder.

Brooke: Which was amazing in itself.

Deacon: I guess it just goes to show that even someone like sheila needs love.

Brooke: Bill had to alienate everybody. And I remember katie was so terrified that he had given up on everything that he believed in. I mean, we were all very concerned.

Eric: I can’t imagine everything he had to go through to do this. But he did. He got her to confess to murder one.

Brooke: Mm-hmm. And ridge was there the whole time with him, helping him! We didn’t even know. And he rigged the house, bill’s house. They both did that.

Eric: Well, they got it done. They got her to confess to murder one.

Brooke: Thank god! We don’t even have to think about her. She’s gonna be locked away in prison. We don’t have to care about her, love her. Nobody’s gonna give a single thought.

Eric: But finn is a good, caring person. This is gonna have a very deep effect on him, to see his mother sentenced for murder.

Steffy: [ Whispering ] Stop making eye contact with her. She’s just trying to get you to feel sorry for her.

Bill: She may try to plea to a lesser charge.

Liam: Would the D.A. Even go for something like that?

Carter: They have the confession, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Bailiff: All to order. The honorable evan scott presiding.

Scott: Thank you. And thank you all for coming today to this special session here in my chambers. As you know, we are here to discuss the charges against ms. Sheila carter. Counsel has opted to do this here in chambers to expedite the legal process. The charges are: Murder in the first, which could result in lifetime imprisonment.

Sheila: I’m gonna spend the rest of my life in prison.

Herman: Stay positive.

[ Clears throat ] Your honor, if I could just–

Scott: Mr. Herman, please sit down. Before we begin, I have something I need to address to everyone present.

Ever notice how stiff clothes can feel rough on your skin?

Deacon: Are you sure I can’t get you anything else?

Eric: No, thanks, deacon, I’m very satisfied.

Brooke: Oh, me too. And not just for the food.

[ Sighs ] I’m just so relieved that sheila is finally going to get everything that she deserves.

Scott: Most of you gathered here in this chamber today have been greatly harmed by sheila carter. Her past speaks for itself. She has admitted to heinous crimes, and she should pay the price. Mr. Spencer and mr. Forrester, I have to commend you for going above and beyond, for protecting your family. I am well aware of the history ms. Carter has with the forrester family. She has terrorized you for years, and it’s understandable that you wanna see her behind bars. Dr. Finnegan, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, to see your mother in handcuffs, and I sympathize with you and your family for the pain she has caused you as well. This is a day you’ve all been waiting for, to see sheila carter finally brought to justice. Which is why it pains me greatly to tell you what I have to say. Unfortunately, after examining the facts of the case, I have no choice but to determine that there is no legal footing. The evidence allegedly tying ms. Carter to murder in the first degree was obtained through unlawful search and seizure.

Bill: What?

Scott: And while I have been very clear that– that mr. Spencer has a pursuit of justice and determination to protect his family and the public, his use of personal connections to federal investigators was murky. It was a glorified fishing expedition for a confession, not knowing exactly what crimes may have been committed prior to the defense’s admission. Furthermore, the means of surveillance? Not legal. Therefore, the defense’s motion to suppress the evidence… is granted. And without further evidence, the charges against ms. Carter for murder in the first degree relies solely on hearsay and speculation, and are therefore dropped.

Steffy: Wha– no! No, no, no, this can’t be happening! She– she tried to kill me, she tried to kill her own son! Please!

Scott: Ms. Finnegan, please. I hear your frustration and your outrage, and I assure you, I share it. If anybody deserves to be behind bars, it’s sheila carter. However, I am familiar with the prior case, and due to the fact that you and dr. Finnegan withdrew your statements and refused to testify, the state dropped its charges. So, unless there is any new evidence in that case… no? I’m sorry. I have no recourse but to pronounce the case against ms. Carter officially dismissed and order her immediate release.

Ridge: You can’t do this! Carter!

Bill: After everything I went through, you’re gonna let this nut walk on a technicality?

Steffy: You have to consider my children! How am I supposed to keep them safe?

Carter: Your honor, as the injured party’s attorney, I motion to file for an appeal.

Scott: Yes, of course. But, counselor, you know you’re wasting your time.

Sheila: Are you… are you saying that I’m free to go?

Scott: Yes, ms. Carter, you are free. But trust me, if I see you in my courtroom again, I doubt you’ll be so lucky.

Sheila: Oh, thank you.

Steffy: Oh, no. No! You have no idea what you’ve done. Dad, what are we gonna do? What are we–

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Steffy: Oh, my gosh.

Ridge: It’s okay.

Steffy: How– how did this happen?

Sheila: I really am free?

Russell: Yes. You are free.

[ Both laughing ] I have some paperwork to finish up, so you stay right here. I’ll be right back, okay?

Sheila: Yeah. Okay.

Russell: Thank you.

Sheila: [ Excited gasp ] Oh, finn! Finn, I– I– I can’t even– I can’t even imagine. I– I never– I never imagined being free. I– I’ve been given the greatest gift. I’ve been given a second chance. Thank god! Thank– thank god. My son! Thank god!

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Days Update Friday, July 21, 2023

Days of Our Lives Update

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Steve goes to Los Angeles and calls Kayla. Kayla asks if he found Jerry Prentiss. Steve says not yet but after he and John missed him at the bus station, he took a gamble that Jerry might be heading to LA to resume his acting career. Kayla admits that sounds like a good bet. Steve says they will see as the bus from Chicago should arrive any minute. Kayla hopes he’ll be on it and that Steve will be able to ask him what he’s hiding about Abe. Kayla tells him to keep her posted and that she loves him as they hang up. John joins Steve with coffee as they talk about not sleeping on the flight. John declares that they will rest when they get justice for their buddy. Steve sees the bus arrive and tells John to keep his eyes peeled for Jerry.

Kate shows up at Paulina’s door and says she came to see how she’s doing. Paulina calls that very kind of her and invites her in. Kate knows yesterday was difficult for her but says she got through it. Kate tells Paulina that they are all here for her and whatever she needs. Paulina says she appreciates that but right now, she’s just worried about Lani. Kate asks if Lani went back to prison. Paulina reveals that she didn’t and she has no idea where her daughter is.

Whitley serves oatmeal for breakfast at her home where Abe remains sedated and she has Lani tied up.

Kate asks Paulina about Lani missing and says that doesn’t make any sense. Paulina agrees and can’t imagine what could’ve happened to her. Kate asks Paulina to walk her through it and goes over Lani wanting to stay in the park alone to gather her thoughts after the funeral. Paulina adds that Lani assured she’d be home in time for Rafe to take her back to prison, but she’s been missing the entire night. Kate assures that Lani wouldn’t run. Paulina adds that Lani doesn’t have a phone since she’s a prisoner. Paulina talks about Rafe, Jada, and Theo being out looking for Lani since Rafe didn’t want to involve the police or else they would have to report Lani missing. Paulina wonders how three people can search an entire town. Kate encourages Paulina to just give it time but Paulina points out that the prison already called looking for Lani and Rafe had to stall. Paulina hopes they get this solved before it does become a police matter.

Rafe goes to the police station and tells Jada that he just came to pick up a few things from his office. Rafe asks if there’s any word on the search for Lani. Jada says there’s nothing yet. Rafe gets a call from the US Marshal and says he’s been blowing up his phone ever since he didn’t return Lani to prison, so he doesn’t know how much longer he can stall them. Jada knows it must be tough not to be able to use the department’s resources. Rafe worries that if they make it official police business then the US Marshal will know what’s going on and Lani will be considered a fugitive. Rafe argues that there is no way that Lani would’ve run. Jada asks how he explains her going missing then. Rafe only has one explanation; that Lani is in serious trouble.

Whitley tells Abe a story about Lani coming to visit them and how she’s refusing to eat. Whitley tries to feed Lani but she knocks it away and shouts that she is not her mother.

Kayla goes to see Marlena in her office at the hospital. Kayla informs Marlena that Steve and John have gone to Los Angeles to try and intercept Jerry Prentiss at the bus station. Marlena hopes they succeed.

John and Steve wait at the bus station. Steve guesses they were wrong about Jerry heading to LA and that there won’t be much chance of finding him now. Jerry then appears in a hoodie and they spot him. Steve confronts him and John introduces themselves as two of Abe Carver’s best friends. Jerry asks what this is all about and how they found him. Steve brings up Jerry being in a big hurry to leave Salem. Jerry claims that he needed to get here for work. John argues that Jerry shot out of his window so they couldn’t question him about Abe. Jerry responds that he already told the police everything he knows. Steve says he didn’t tell them that he was hanging around Abe’s hospital room on the day he disappeared. Jerry insists that he wasn’t. John says that’s not what their eye witness said. Jerry questions what eye witness.

Marlena and Kayla talk about Whitley saying that she saw Jerry hanging around Abe’s hospital room on the day that he disappeared. Kayla explains that John and Steve looked over everything again, starting with Whitley’s statement. Kayla adds that Chanel stopped by and gave them new information that Whitley seemed very interested in Abe and maybe even obsessed. Marlena asks what that means. Kayla explains that Whitley worked on Abe’s campaign and was at the park when Abe and Paulina got married and then when Abe passed away, she went to Paulina’s apartment to give her condolences. Kayla adds that Steve got suspicious so he came to the hospital to talk to her and that’s when she brought up Jerry. Kayla then informs Marlena that Whitley then came to her to resign from the hospital which was surprising since she’s worked there for 15 years and always had glowing reviews. Marlena wonders why Whitley would leave. Kayla says that she said she wanted a fresh start and that Salem wasn’t the same since Abe died. Marlena acknowledges that’s true but finds it odd that Whitley would resign right around the time of Abe dying. Kayla thought so but notes that Whitley talked about Abe like they were friends, so maybe they were closer than they think. Marlena talks about never seeing Whitley at any event that Abe hosted and she’s never heard Abe mention her name. Kayla wonders if they should be worried. Marlena then reveals that she remembered that she treated Whitley as a patient.

Whitley talks to Lani as if she’s Paulina. Lani calls her insane. Lani complains about Whitley shooting Abe up with drugs to keep him catatonic and holding him prisoner while the rest of his family thinks he’s dead. Lani reveals that she talked to Jerry, who told her all about her plan. Lani calls Whitley a liar, a fake, and nothing like Paulina.

Paulina tells Kate that she can feel that Lani is in trouble as she would never run, so she wonders where Lani is. Kate points out that Lani just lost her father, so maybe the thought of going back to prison was too much and she wanted time to sort it out. Paulina says that Lani was heartbroken but never gave the slightest indication that she would be late. Kate says sometimes you can’t think straight with grief. Paulina argues that Lani knows better than anyone what missing that deadline would mean for her future and that Rafe vouched for her. Paulina declares that Lani isn’t making contact because she can’t. Kate argues that just because Lani hasn’t contacted doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong. Paulina says she stayed up all night trying to think of another scenario but she couldn’t.

Jada tells Rafe that if he thinks Lani is in trouble then maybe they should use the department’s help. Rafe still thinks there’s a reason that Lani is missing and he doesn’t want to add time to her sentence and keep her away from her kids. Jada decides they will just have to find her themselves then. Rafe thanks her for everything. Rafe tells Jada that he’s got it and that she can go home and rest. Jada jokes that he couldn’t tell her what to do as her boss so what makes him think he can as a civilian. Rafe says he doesn’t regret anything he’s done and that he would do it all over again. Jada jokes that after they find Lani, she’d love to do it again and again all the time. Sam Gerard from the US Marshals then enters the station and asks Rafe where Lani is. Jada introduces herself and offers him coffee. Sam argues that Rafe told the warden that he would have Lani back in her cell by lights out last night and he’s been trying to reach him ever since. Rafe apologizes and reveals that the acting mayor recently relieved him of his duties so things have been hectic. Sam argues that the terms of Lani’s release clearly state that she was to return to prison immediately following her father’s funeral and she’s now in violation of those terms, so he needs to turn her over now. Rafe responds that he’s afraid he can’t do that because he doesn’t know where she is.

Whitley argues that Lani is confused and instructs Abe to tell her who she is. Lani argues that Whitley is crazy. Whitley calls her very disrespectful.

Kate tells Paulina that she has the utmost faith in Rafe to find Lani. Paulina is surprised to hear her say that. Paulina knows Rafe is a good man and he cares about her and her family, so she doesn’t question his integrity but his detective skills. Paulina doesn’t understand how Kate can be so sure that Rafe is going to find her daughter, when he never found Kate’s son, Philip. Kate acknowledges that she is right that they never found Philip but reveals that she is absolutely certain that Philip is alive.

Jerry informs John and Steve that Whitley is a liar, so he’s not surprised that she tried to throw him under the bus. John threatens to throw him under a bus for real while Steve questions why Whitley would say she saw Jerry outside of Abe’s hospital room if she didn’t. Jerry informs them that Whitley is trying to throw suspicion off herself, pointing out that Whitley worked at the hospital and knew how to avoid the cameras. John questions if he’s going on record and saying that Whitley kidnapped Abe. Steve questions what possible motive she would have to do that. Jerry says he’d have to ask her and remarks that she’s freaking nuts. Steve questions if Jerry is saying that Whitley killed Abe too. Jerry then reveals that nobody killed Abe because Abe is alive, shocking John and Steve.

Marlena goes over her files where Whitley was one of her patients in the fall of 2021 and that’s why she’s just remembering it now, because that is when Marlena was possessed.

Whitley remarks that Lani has a bit of the Devil in her with fire in her eyes. Lani threatens Whitley and complains about her not being honest. Whitley prays for the strength to hold her temper and tongue as she instructs Abe to tell Lani who she is. Abe responds that he doesn’t know who anyone is anymore. Lani tells Abe who he is and that he is her father, her hero, and the finest man she’s ever known. Lani insists that she is his daughter and his family while Whitley is not her mother or his wife, but a crazy psychopath who kidnapped him. Whitley shouts that’s enough and warns Lani not to say another word to Abe or she will be so sorry.

Sam warns Rafe that lying to a federal agent is a felony, so he would arrest him right now but he has a prisoner to find. Rafe assures that he wants Lani found just as much as he does. Sam remarks that he hopes that’s true but brings up Lani being a friend of Rafe’s and how he could be doing a favor for a friend. Sam reminds Rafe that harboring a fugitive is also a felony. Rafe argues that Lani is not a fugitive as she’s missing and assures that she did not run. Rafe points out that Lani is a model prisoner and is up for parole in six months so she would never jeopardize that. Sam argues that she already has. Sam accuses Rafe of doing this deliberately and Jada of helping him. Sam declares that he’s now going to use the full force of his agents to apprehend the fugitive and return her to prison where she will remain for a very long time. Jada stops him and asks him to hear her out first. Jada explains that Lani used to be a cop and risked her to life to protect and serve. Sam argues that Lani is a convicted murderer. Jada argues that she killed a man who abused her mother and then turned herself in. Jada insists that Lani has a damn good reason for being missing. Rafe adds that they spent all night looking for Lani, not because they thought she fled but because they were worried that something horrible had happened. Jada pleads with Sam to help them find Lani before it’s too late. Sam agrees to make a call to track Lani using her ankle monitor and if he gets a location, they will head there together so that he can take her to prison.

Paulina questions how Kate can be so sure that Philip is alive if the police can’t find him. Kate then reveals that the police can’t find him because she hid him. Kate explains that after she found out that Philip faked his death to frame Brady for murder and why he did it, she realized that he needed serious help, so her and Victor had Philip sent to a private psychiatric facility in Europe. Paulina apologizes as she had no idea. Kate adds that she’s only telling her now so that she will understand that she does know what she’s going through. Kate relates to the pain she felt when she thought Philip was dead and she doesn’t want anyone to feel that way. Paulina worries that she has to face facts and worries about Lani. Kate encourages that Lani is strong and resilient, so she thinks she is fine. Paulina prays that Kate is right. Kate assures that she is because God never gives them too much to handle and Paulina has had more than enough heartbreak.

John questions Jerry saying that Abe is alive. Steve argues that Jerry told the police that he saw Abe fall in to the water. Jerry admits that he lied. John questions why the hell he would do something like that as Steve holds him back. Jerry reveals that Whitley hired him to fake Abe’s death and plant his hospital bracelet and blood at the docks. Jerry adds that Abe is fine but Whitley has had him at her home on some medication. Steve questions why he would sign on for something like that. Jerry explains that he thought it was an acting gig. Steve asks why he didn’t go to the police. Jerry informs him that Whitley said they would never take his word over her word and that he would end up in prison. Jerry is surprised that they didn’t already know all of this since he told Lani. John questions him talking to Lani. Jerry tells them that Lani came to his door and was asking questions about Abe. John asks if he told Lani that Whitley King was holding Abe hostage in her apartment. Jerry confirms that she ran over there to save him.

Lani yells at Whitley that she’s not Paulina and repeats that she is Whitley King, a nurse at the hospital.

Marlena informs Kayla that Whitley was one of the patients she treated while possessed so she shudders to think what she would’ve said to her. Kayla encourages that it wasn’t her so she can’t beat herself up for what she said or did during that time. Kayla looks over the file and comments on the horrible way that Whitley lost her husband; carbon monoxide poisoning from a broken space heater. Kayla notes that they had three cats that died too.

Lani continues telling Whitley that she needs help. Whitley argues that she is the one who helps people. Lani accuses her of kidnapping Abe. Whitley argues that she saved Abe from the man who attacked him and now he’s getting better. Abe goes over how Whitley keeps saying she is his wife but he doesn’t know who she is. Lani encourages that this will all be over soon and she’s going to take care of him. Whitley shouts that she’s the one who takes care of him. Lani explains that she used to be a police officer and has a lot of friends on the force, so if she lets her go, she will go to the station and explain everything that happened and she will make sure nothing bad happens to anyone but Whitley has to set them free. Whitley refuses to do so.

Kate tells Paulina that when Philip went missing, she went in to a deep denial and refused to accept that he was gone until that became impossible. Kate says all of the evidence continued to mount with the trail of blood and the bloody knife. Kate notes that the police couldn’t find his body and now she knows why, but when they found his prosthetic leg in the water, she had to accept that her son was dead until she found out that wasn’t true and he was alive. Paulina remarks that Philip’s case sounds a lot like what happened to Abe.

Lani tells Whitley that this has to end. Whitley disagrees and argues that no one knows she’s here. Lani warns her that the police, FBI, and US Marshals are all looking for her since she was supposed to be back in prison yesterday and she’s sure by now it’s a full fledged manhunt, so it’s only a matter of time before they find her. Whitley questions how they will find her. Lani then reveals that she’s wearing an ankle monitor that they can use to track her location. Whitley argues that everything was fine but Lani ruined everything. Whitley declares that she and Abe were building a beautiful life together until Lani showed up and ruined everything. Lani asks her to please let them go. Whitley refuses and tells her to shut up because she’s not listening to her anymore. Whitley then grabs her syringe.

Marlena and Kayla continue going over Whitley’s file. Marlena reads about Whitley’s notes of the day her husband died. Kayla notes that Whitley’s session with Marlena was the first time that she told anyone the full story and that she blamed herself for the death of her husband and her cats. Marlena and Kayla figure that the Devil toyed with her and made her suffer.

Jerry tells John and Steve that he’s told them everything he knows and if they have more questions, they can talk to Whitley. Jerry asks if he can go now but John says no because he has an aided a kidnapping. Steve decides he’s coming back to Salem with them and he will let Rafe know that he needs to get to Whitley’s right away. John reminds Steve that Rafe isn’t on the force anymore. Jada gets a call from Steve, but Sam announces that he got a location on Lani so he, Jada, and Rafe rush out of the police station.

Lani pleads with Whitley not to do this. Whitley says it will be so much easier if she just closes her eyes and drifts away. Lani asks if she’s going to kill her and what that will do to Abe. Whitley responds that she didn’t want to do this, but she’s left her no choice. Whitley then injects Lani with the syringe while Abe yells no.

Steve leaves a message for Jada. John says they can’t wait around to hear back. Steve says they have to get ahold of someone in Salem to let them know that Abe is alive and well.

Kate apologizes to Paulina as she just wanted to reassure her. Paulina knows she didn’t want to get her hopes up, but acknowledges the similarities between Philip’s case and Abe’s case. Paulina says Abe’s hospital bracelet and blood was found on the docks, so everyone assumed he fell in the water. Kate brings up the witness. Paulina points out that Abe’s body, like Philip’s, was never found. Paulina declares that it’s not a huge leap that if Philip could be alive, then Abe could be too.

Marlena and Kayla talk about Whitley never getting the help she needed. Marlena wonders if Abe’s death triggered Whitley’s guilt over her husband. Marlena doesn’t know if Whitley will take her call, but she thinks she needs to reach out and make sure she’s okay.

Whitley sits with Abe and remarks that Lani was right that they can’t go on like this. Whitley says they were so ready to start their new beautiful life together with happiness and love but it would be so difficult when everyone is out there looking for Abe and learning the truth about what she did. Whitley states that she’s not ready to give Abe up yet and she just can’t.

Rafe, Sam, and Jada go to the docks and find Lani unconscious on the ground.

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