Y&R Short Recap Friday, March 1, 2024

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Danny tells Phyllis that he is leaving on a tour in two weeks, so she persuades him to cook a farewell dinner for her. Phyllis tells Danny she is going to buy out a restaurant so he can make her pasta with his famous pasta sauce.

Nina is in town for a few days and she and Christine meet for coffee and have a long talk about Danny and Phyllis. Nina advises Christine to find something to keep her busy and put some distance between her and Danny so Danny can finally make a choice between her and Phyllis.

Victoria and Cole prepare Claire to handle the press once the story breaks that she is their daughter. Jordan searches the internet and discovers Claire is free from the hospital and is now living with Cole and Victoria.

Seth meets Nikki at Crimson Lights. Seth tells Nikki all about Isabel. Nikki suspects Isabel is Jordan who used Seth to get to her. Nikki asks Seth to keep stringing Isabel along and then call her and tell her what Jordan is planning to do. Seth agrees to help her catch Jordan. Nikki arrives at the ranch and tells everyone she may have a way to catch Jordan.

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GH Short Recap Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Finn and Elizabeth discuss marriage and decide they are not ready for marriage yet. Finn and Elizabeth decide they like their relationship the way it is and they shouldn’t rush things.

Maxie tells Lois that she thinks that Brook Lynn wants to use her great-grandmother Lila’s wedding dress. Maxie and Lois ask Tracy to let Brook Lynn borrow Lila’s wedding dress because it means a lot to Brook Lynn since Lila also let Lois borrow the dress when she married Ned. Tracy agrees to let Brook Lynn borrow the dress.

Dante and Michael break up a fight at the gym between John and Sonny. John punches Sonny. Dante and Michael get in between them. Sonny is mad because they ruined his plan. Sonny wanted John to fight with him so he could get John thrown out of the case. John tells Michael to tell Sonny that his time is running out.

Dex tells Josslyn that she has got to let him go and move on with her life. Josslyn tells Dex that she will never give up on their relationship. Josslyn gets a call from Michael asking her to bring Dex back to Port Charles and not take no for an answer.

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Days Update Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Alex and Kristen run in to each other in the park. Kristen asks what has him so hyper focused. Alex says it’s nothing but Kristen guesses it has to do with Theresa. Alex informs Kristen that Theresa moved out and moved back in with Brady which shocks Kristen.

Brady and Theresa have coffee at home. Theresa thanks Brady for letting her stay. Brady comments that Tate’s room is just sitting there empty anyway. Theresa says being in Tate’s room makes her feel close to him, especially after their nightmare visit. Brady says that he keeps telling himself that every teenage boy tells his parents that he hates them at some point. Theresa wonders if it was just a frustrated rant. Brady thinks he has reason to be frustrated and relates to when he was a teenager. Theresa’s phone goes off and complains that Alex won’t leave her alone, but then she gets a call from Tate which she excitedly answers.

EJ and Nicole wake up to the sound of coughing and jump up when they hear Holly’s voice calling out for her mom.

Theresa puts Tate on speaker so Brady can hear and says she hopes he’s calling to apologize but Tate says it’s not that. Brady asks if there’s a problem. Tate tells Theresa that he wanted to let her know that Justin called this morning to inform him that a spot opened up at halfway house in Salem which Theresa calls fantastic. Tate adds that Justin said he could transfer there since he’s done a good job and that he needed to let them know. Brady calls that great news. Theresa says they can’t wait to see him and asks when the transfer is happening. Tate then reveals that he doesn’t want to go.

EJ and Nicole rush to Holly’s room to find her awake. Nicole tells Holly that she’s there. EJ says they are so happy to talk to her. EJ then goes to call Sarah. Holly asks Nicole what time it is. Nicole informs her that it’s 7:30. Holly asks if the party ended.

Kristen questions Alex buying a huge rock which Theresa found, but he didn’t propose. Alex explains that he was thinking about it but he changed his mind. Kristen calls him evolution in reverse. Alex clarifies that he thought a lot about it and worried that it could possibly be the biggest mistake of his life, even though at times he does think he loves Theresa which Kristen laughs at. Alex tells her about going to a meeting for people whose loved ones are addicts and listened to people share stories. Alex adds that he also thought about Tate. Kristen asks if that’s too much of a problem for him to handle. Alex states that Theresa has a lot of things going on and a lot to work on. Alex feels Theresa needs to focus on herself and he doesn’t want to mess things up. Kristen argues that Theresa fell off the wagon one time and got right back on again so she thinks Alex is overreacting. Alex points out that at the meetings, they said recovering addicts should take at least six months after that happens before making big decisions. Kristen mocks him and thinks he just got cold feet. Kristen argues that Alex could have settled on a long engagement instead of pushing Theresa right in to Brady’s arms. Alex says Theresa decided to leave. Kristen complains that it’s because Alex broke Theresa’s heart and now she’s back with her Brady. Alex argues that Brady hasn’t been Kristen’s in a long time and if she thought she had a chance at getting back with him, she’s delusional.

Chad joins Sarah in the town square. Chad comments on the Bakery always being busy and they talk about being happy for Johnny and Chanel. Chad hopes it goes better than the last time. Sarah assures that it will, noting that she believes in second chances. Chad asks if she’s a hopeless romantic. Sarah says she’s always hopeful. Chad mentions his kids raving about their playdate with Victoria and says they really need that right now, so he thanks her. Sarah is glad that Maggie is babysitting so much then and asks how he’s holding up. Chad admits it’s tough and he worries about the kids and Doug and Julie after losing their home and all that history. Chad says Maggie is a saint for taking them all in. Sarah says that’s what families do, so they are all here for him. Chad asks about Sarah, guessing the thing with Xander shook her up a bit. Chad asks if Xander said what happened. Sarah says he went for a run and that’s it, while everything after was a mistake and a frame job. Sarah assures that Xander did not shoot Harris. Sarah acknowledges that Xander has screwed up royally in the past and was on a dark path but he has righted himself and seen the light. Chad feels that light is Sarah. Sarah is pretty sure it’s their daughter, Victoria. Sarah says they just need to get Chad’s brother to see the light and get it through his skull that Xander is innocent. Sarah then gets a call from EJ, who excitedly tells her that Holly woke up. Sarah calls that fantastic and says she’s coming over right now as she hangs up. Chad asks what it is. Sarah says she can’t tell him because of doctor-patient confidentiality but she’s sure that EJ will be calling him as she rushes off.

Nicole tells Holly that the party ended a long time ago and now she’s home, safe and sound. Holly questions why Nicole is crying. Nicole responds that she’s just so happy to see her. Holly then asks about the Japanese healing bowl which Nicole explains was a gift from EJ. Nicole informs Holly that she was hurt and was in the hospital, but she’s home now and she’s much better. Holly asks if the party ended. EJ returns and tells them that Sarah is on her way. EJ tells Holly that it’s so good to see her eyes again. Nicole encourages Holly that everything is going to be okay. Nicole steps aside with EJ and tells him that Holly still thinks it’s New Year’s Eve and has no idea what happened.

Theresa tells Tate that they don’t understand. Brady asks why he wouldn’t want to be transferred to Salem. Theresa points out that he’d be so close by. Tate says that’s the reason, because he doesn’t want to be close by. Tate argues that they act like he should be grateful to be in here like he’s guilty when he’s not. Tate complains that they didn’t believe in him enough to fight for him. Brady insists that’s not true as they do believe in him and they are fighting for him. Tate tells them to get him out of here then. Brady says they are working on it. Theresa asks him to let them prove they believe in him. Tate says he’ll think about it and hangs up. Brady argues that Theresa shouldn’t have told Tate about his letter. Theresa questions him blaming her.

Chad talks to Leo on the phone and thanks him for coming in early, noting he’ll be there soon. Chad adds that he doesn’t think Everett will be coming in today. Chad tells him great work on his article on the Horton house. Chad tells him to keep him posted and then hangs up. Chad then sees Stephanie at the plaque for Tom and Alice. Chad starts to approach but stops when he hears Stephanie asking Alice for advice on what to do about Everett. Chad then greets Stephanie, who talks about how she wishes she knew Tom and Alice. Chad talks about hearing a lot of stories from Jennifer and from Julie the other day. Stephanie would’ve loved to have heard those stories and seen the kids’ reaction as she misses them. Chad says they miss her too and asks how she’s doing. Stephanie responds that she’s not so great as it’s been a confusing time. Chad informs her that he knows about Everett. Stephanie asks if he means Bobby. Chad tells her that he’s sorry. Stephanie says she is too as Chad hugs her.

Kristen tells Alex that she’s not delusional and if she wants Brady back, she can get him back and make it happen which Alex questions. Kristen says they have been in a brutal battle for custody, so her daughter is her priority. Kristen argues that she and Brady were good together once. Alex goes over the kidnappings and the guns. Kristen points out that Brady pulled the gun on her. Kristen admits that she and Brady bring out the worst in each other, but also the best. Alex asks if she means one day a year. Kristen decides she can’t talk to him and she’s going to Brady’s right now. Alex questions her just going with no reason. Kristen says she’ll come up with a reason and if Alex wants Theresa back, he will go there too. Kristen then tells Alex that this conversation never happened as she walks away.

Stephanie apologizes to Chad as she’s really struggling with all of this. Chad calls it mind-blowing. Chad says she can tell him it’s none of his business if she wants as he asks if she believes Everett. Stephanie responds that she doesn’t know what to believe. Chad mentions that they saw Jada the other day and it wasn’t pretty as there’s really bad blood between them. Stephanie talks about Everett saying that he doesn’t remember any of it but argues that Jada has dozens of photos with him and they were married while she and him were supposedly in love. Chad says he gave Everett a chance but admits that he always felt something was off with him. Stephanie wishes she had sensed that too and now for all she knows, he could be a pathological liar. Stephanie calls the whole thing a mess. Chad guess she came to Tom and Alice for advice. Stephanie calls it the only help that she can get. Chad says he’s on his way to the Horton house to take pictures for Julie and the insurance adjustors. Chad invites Stephanie to tag along to take her mind off things.

Brady tells Theresa that when Tate heard she knew about the letter he sent him, that’s what set him off. Theresa argues that Tate was already pissed at Brady which is why he sent that cold letter in the first place. Kristen shows up at the door and greets Brady, claiming she didn’t know Theresa would be there so she’s sorry for barging in which Theresa mocks. Kristen tells Theresa that she and Brady share a child and remarks on Brady and Theresa’s child being in rehab. Theresa decides that Kristen came to talk to Brady, not her, so she’s going to excuse herself to Tate’s room. Kristen tells Brady that she’s sorry for interrupting. Brady asks what she wants. Kristen says she came to bring him Rachel’s Valentine’s Day card which she put back together after Rachel tore it up. Kristen talks about Rachel just hating to see them fight and being dramatic. Brady says to tell Rachel thanks and that he appreciates the gesture. Kristen suggests Brady do it in person and that they can go together to show Rachel that they still work things out but Brady says they don’t and never do. Kristen suggests they could try harder. Brady says maybe. Kristen asks how Tate is but Brady doesn’t want to get in to that right now. Brady thanks her for the card and goes to get her out but when they open the door, Alex arrives. Everyone acts surprised to see one another while Brady sarcastically remarks that now it’s a party.

Sarah goes to the DiMera Mansion to see Holly and asks how she’s feeling. Holly asks why. Sarah knows it’s confusing but says she just wanted to check in on how she was doing. Sarah checks her eyes and says it’s perfect. Holly mentions being tired, so Sarah tells her to get some rest. Sarah steps aside with EJ and Nicole, telling them that Holly is responsive to simple commands which is great news but she would like to get her to the hospital for comprehensive tests. EJ assures that she will have whatever she needs. Sarah suggests starting with water and working her up to more, then she would like to schedule her for tests. Nicole asks if there’s anything else to know. Sarah says to just let Holly go at her own pace and she’ll update her chart. Nicole exits to go get her ice. EJ thanks Sarah for coming, knowing he isn’t her favorite person right now. Sarah clarifies that she’s here for Holly, not EJ which he says he understands. Sarah argues that EJ knows Xander is innocent and didn’t shoot Harris and that he should be out on bail until they can prove it. EJ says they will have to agree to disagree on that one because the facts are not on Xander’s side.

Theresa tells Alex that he shouldn’t be there. Alex complains that she won’t answer his calls or texts and they need to talk because she never gave him a chance to explain before taking off. Kristen tells Brady that maybe they should leave them alone and suggests they grab a coffee. Brady says no and tells Alex that Theresa doesn’t owe him an explanation. Brady says he and Theresa need Kristen and Alex to both kindly go.

Chad and Stephanie go to the burnt Horton House. Stephanie comments on not knowing it was this bad. Stephanie recalls being there on Christmas Eve and how it was such a special night. Chad remembers when Abigail brought him and he first got his Christmas ornament. Chad apologizes for being insensitive by bringing up Abigail but Stephanie says it’s not as Abigail was her cousin and she loved her very much. Stephanie adds that she and Chad are friends now. Chad tells her that the Christmas ornaments were saved in the basement without a scratch. Stephanie guesses they must have been thrilled which Chad confirms. Stephanie asks how Thomas and Charlotte are doing. Chad admits they are having a tough time. Stephanie says they’ve really had to grow up the past couple of years. Stephanie hopes they understand why she’s not around anymore. Chad assures that they do. Chad talks about he, Doug, and Julie taking turns to stay with the kids until they fall asleep ever since the fire. Stephanie calls the kids the sweetest. Chad decides they should get to taking pictures.

Nicole returns to Holly’s room and asks Sarah about EJ leaving. Sarah says it was a little awkward given the circumstances. Nicole tells Sarah that she’s so sorry. Sarah says it’s just hard to reconcile EJ, the loving stepfather with EJ the district attorney who refuses to consider that Xander might have been framed. Nicole encourages that the truth will come out. Sarah says it better because she knows from her soul that Xander is innocent. Sarah notes Holly waking up and suggests giving her ice chips when she’s ready. Nicole asks Sarah if this is going to keep happening where Holly wakes up and goes right back to sleep. Sarah repeats that it will be at her pace but the fact that she regained consciousness at all bodes extremely well for a full recovery. Nicole knows it will take a while but calls it a miracle that she opened her eyes. Sarah says she will probably need physical therapy from being in a coma for so long. Sarah knows that Holly will be surrounded by love and attention which will be helpful for her recovery. Nicole says it’s definitely a full house and it will only get nuttier when Tony and Anna come home from Europe. Nicole talks about DiMera and Kiriakis men often living in the gray area. Nicole tells Sarah that if she ever needs to talk about anything, she’s there. Sarah thanks her and says she may take her up on that.

Stephanie tells Chad that some rooms aren’t so bad, so she has no doubt that the house will rise from the ashes. Chad assures there is no way the family will let the Horton legacy die. Chad then gets a call from EJ. EJ says things have been rather busy but informs Chad that Holly is awake. Chad calls that incredible and tells Stephanie. EJ says that Holly is weak and confused but she’s awake and talking. Chad mentions being with Sarah when he called. Chad tells EJ to tell Nicole how happy he is for her. EJ asks how Chad and the kids are. Chad says they are hanging in. EJ says he’s been staying on top of the case and the police haven’t nailed anything down on the arsonist or the phone call but he will keep on them. Chad thanks him as they hang up. Stephanie tells Chad that is great about Holly. Chad says they really needed some good news. Stephanie asks what Chad meant about the phone call. Chad tells Stephanie about the distorted phone call he got while watching the house burn down that said “Maybe next time, you’ll listen. Chad figures it has to be because of the article and he has no doubt Clyde’s behind it, but believing it and proving it are very different things.

Alex asks Brady to stay out of this, arguing that Theresa has to talk to him sometime. Brady says she really doesn’t. Alex questions if he speaks for Theresa. Theresa tells Alex that she has a lot of important things on her mind which don’t include him so she needs him to go. Kristen claims to Brady that her coming over had nothing to do with this as she came to speak to him about Rachel. Brady tells her they are not going to speak about Rachel right now, so he needs her to go. Theresa tells everyone to quiet down as she gets a call back from Tate and asks if he decided.

Stephanie tells Chad that they have to believe they will connect the dots to prove that Clyde gave the order to set fire to the house. Chad surprises Stephanie by revealing that Tom and Alice’s chair survived the fire with no damage. Stephanie asks how. Chad says he doesn’t know as it was just in the middle of the blaze. Stephanie asks if he’s sat on it. Chad says no way as he didn’t want to get any stain on it. Stephanie jokes about being afraid to touch it but Chad convinces her to do it. Chad mentions that Julie said they plan on rebuilding everything around it and restoring the former glory for generations to come.

Tate asks Theresa if she’s still with Brady and allows her to put it on speaker which she does. Tate says he’s been thinking about transferring to Salem and he called Justin back. Tate says that Justin thought him not transferring was lame, so he’s going to make the move to Salem. Brady calls that great news. Theresa says it sounds like Tate put a lot of thought into it and it’s a wise decision. Theresa asks when it’s happening. Brady says they’ll be with him every step of the way. Tate says he’ll see them soon and hangs up. Theresa and Brady embrace, exclaiming that their son is coming back as Kristen and Alex watch on.

Nicole tells Sarah that she can’t thank her enough. Sarah says she’s glad to help her niece and that Maggie will be so excited. Nicole says they will set up a time for Maggie to come by. Sarah adds that she’ll set up an appointment for Holly and tells Nicole that she’s there 24/7 for whatever she needs. Nicole hugs her and thanks her, calling it one of the happiest days of her life. Sarah says she’s thrilled for Nicole and Holly as she then exits. EJ returns to the room and asks if everything is alright. Nicole says it couldn’t be better. Nicole feels she has so many people to call but she wants to savor the moment as her little girl came back and everything is right in the world.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Kyle and Mariah have a long talk and Mariah helps him realize that he needs to stop acting like a victim and take responsibility for the decisions he has made. Mariah advises Kyle to figure out what he wants to do with his life.

Traci tells Kyle that he and Summer will have to find a new nanny for Harrison because his nanny had to leave for a while to take care of her mother who is sick.

Claire is released from the hospital and Victoria takes her home to the Newman Ranch. Claire is so happy to finally be home with her family.

Jordan calls the hospital pretending to be Nikki and is told Claire has been released today. Jordan wonders why she was released so early and begins to search for Claire’s location.

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[ Knock on door ]

Michael: Knock, knock. I got your message. You wanted to see me?

Claire: Yes, thank you. Come in.

[ Michael chuckling ]

Michael: I love what you’ve done with the place.

Claire: Yeah, it’s hard to make this place homey.

Michael: Hm. Maybe some other art? Perhaps a colorful throw.

Claire: I’ve decided I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get out of here. I want to take victor up on his offer.

Michael: Wow. Oh. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to hear from you so soon.

Claire: There’s no reason to wait. The sooner my aunt’s dealt with, the better. Do you think you can arrange my release?

[ Michael chuckling ]

Michael: I’ve already got the ball rolling.

Claire: But I’ve only just decided.

Michael: That’s true.

Claire: Victor told me to call you if and when I was willing to go along with his plan. He said it was my decision to make. Is that a lie?

Victoria: It’s not right, dad. You keep going behind my back, trying to influence claire.

Victor: I am doing everything to keep our family safe. Why can’t you see that? Hi, sweetheart. How are you feeling?

Victoria: Hi, mom. I hope you were able to get some rest. Dad told me that you had an unsettling morning.

Nikki: I had a good nap. How are you?

Victoria: Fine.

Nikki: I heard raised voices and the two of you got awfully quiet when you saw me, so… why don’t you tell me what’s really going on?

Victoria: Dad is being impossible.

Victor: And you are being obstinate.

Tucker: Meet for a drink?

Ashley: Yeah. You know, it’s when people get together and they have a glass of wine. Or, in your case, a bourbon neat. So, what do you say? Athletic club lounge?

Tucker: I’m in the middle of something.

Ashley: Mm. Audra’s there.

Tucker: Yeah, you’re damn right she’s here.

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Ashley: I mean, what is the big deal? I’m simply inviting an old friend out for a drink.

Audra: Don’t be coy. It doesn’t suit you.

Ashley: I guess I got under your skin, huh? Just because I’m back in the game again?

Audra: The only game you are playing. Look, I’m not upset about your pathetic attempts to win back tucker. I’m actually embarrassed for you.

Ashley: Oh, really? Audra, you do know that I am the only woman that tucker has ever loved. So, this is just another chapter in our book.

Audra: Yeah, okay, but you seem to forget that I had a front-row seat to your last go-round. Okay, I’ve seen the dance, and this always ends the same way, with tucker’s heart broken. But you know who has always been there for him? He knows who cares about him, who will always be by his side. No one wants to play with you, ashley. Least of all, tucker.

Ashley: Are you threatening me again? Did you tell tucker about that?

Audra: Yes, he knows about that, which is exactly why I know how unwelcomed your attempts are. He warned me against provoking you because he is as sick of this as I am.

Ashley: Hm. I think I feel another warning coming on.

Audra: It’s just a clarification. How about you have some dignity and leave us both alone?

Claire: I thought this was my decision to make.

Michael: Of course it is. I’m just doing my job. When you work for victor newman, there’s no such thing as failure, so I always like to do as much as I can, as soon as I can, before getting the green light.

Claire: Sounds like victor assumed he’d get his way.

Michael: The law is a complicated, bureaucratic beast, and your case, let’s face it, is an gnarly one with many moving parts. So, when I heard that you might request release, I, uh, I had to anticipate. Which means putting some things in motion so it works smoothly when and if all the players agree.

Claire: And if all the players don’t agree?

Michael: If the trigger hasn’t been pulled yet, which it hasn’t, no harm, no foul. It’s a win-win.

Claire: Hm. You are good at your job, aren’t you?

Michael: The best.

Claire: That was smooth, but I’m still not sure I believe you. I think you’re covering for my grandfather.

Michael: Does it change your mind about moving forward?

Claire: It’s time to be who my family needs me to be. That means helping catch jordan any way I can.

Michael: So, green. Go.

Claire: Full speed ahead.

Nikki: I assume this has to do with your plans for claire?

Victoria: Not only has dad pressured claire to help trap jordan, now he’s ordered michael baldwin to have her released early. Which cole and I found out after the fact because dad went behind my back to discuss it with claire directly because he knew that I wouldn’t agree with it.

Nikki: Is that true?

Victor: I am doing what is best for our family. Can’t you see that?

Victoria: In spite of the fact that cole and I and mom made it clear that we don’t want claire put at risk in that way.

Victor: She will not be put at risk. Besides, it’ll give us a chance to remove jordan as a threat that she is to all of us.

Victoria: Daddy, would you please listen to me? You’re ignoring the other damage that can be done here. Claire is… she’s finally beginning to believe that we love her and that we care about her and that she’s worth something. I mean, when you called yourself her grandfather, it made her feel accepted. It made her feel included, dad. She’s starting to believe that she is a newman.

Victor: And she is. And that is why she’s willing to help.

Victoria: But what risk? Putting her in jordan’s path, it could undo all the progress that she’s made. Please, mom. Please back me on this. Make dad… make him see reason here. Stop this madness. Cole and I lost out on so many years of trying to protect her. We’re trying to make up for that now.

Nikki: And you have been her fierce protectors. I know I was hard on her in the beginning, but I have since come to see her strength and her poise. And I respect all the work that you all have done to overcome the damage that jordan has caused. Those are gains that can’t be lost.

Victoria: Do you see, dad? Even mom agrees. Why can’t you see reason?

Nikki: Actually, those are the reasons that I’m starting to think your father’s plan makes sense. Cinnadust

Victoria: I can’t believe that you’re taking dad’s side on this.

Nikki: I have been trying to trap jordan myself. To provoke her out of hiding the next time she calls to taunt me. But she thrives on tormenting me, so who’s to say that she will reveal herself, even if I challenge her if and when she calls?

Victor: You understand, that is what is best. That claire lure that woman out of hiding.

Nikki: I’m afraid I agree. I mean, knowing that claire is free and living under our roof, jordan won’t be able to help herself. She will make a move.

Victor: And that’s when we will catch her.

Nikki: She made it very clear to me that she is coming for us. We will not truly be safe until she’s dealt with.

Victoria: And you want to put my daughter in that psychopath’s crosshairs to do it? Do you want a repeat of what almost happened at the cabin?

Victor: Sweetheart, no harm will come to claire. I promise you. End of discussion.

Victoria: Look, mom. I understand that you want to protect your family. I understand that. I’m a mother. But how can you and daddy possibly be willing to– to– to put claire at risk to do it?

Nikki: Darling, your father has promised she will be safe. And she seems willing to do it.

Victoria: Fine. Okay, great. Well, then I’ll just play the same newman card that dad played to get claire to agree to this crazy plan. I’ll tell her if she goes along with it that, then I’m going to turn my back on her. And then maybe this– the threat of losing everything that she’s gained will put an end to this insane idea.

Claire: What can I do to help? Do I need to talk to my doctors?

Michael: No, no, no. Just sit back and let me work my magic. By the way, the reports from your doctors are exemplary. They’ll go a long way to helping me convince a judge that you’re no longer a threat to yourself or to your family.

Claire: And I suppose the newman name pulls some weight.

[ Michael chuckling ]

Michael: It can be helpful having the newman family on your side on this.

Claire: Given what I’ve put them through, do you think a judge will agree to let me be released to them?

Michael: I can be very convincing. But I should warn you, part of my argument is going to include restrictions on what you can do, given that you’ll be under the newman’s roof in their protective custody.

Claire: I guess I haven’t really thought about what that’ll actually look like. Getting out of here and living as a newman.

Michael: I’m sure you’ll be well provided for. Once they’ve included you in the fold, they’re extremely loyal.

Claire: I was thinking more in terms of safety. Mine and theirs. My aunt… she’s devious.

Michael: Hm. Well, of course, victor and the court will insist on heightened security. You’ll be required to check in regularly. And you’ll have to continue your therapy on an outpatient basis.

Claire: Absolutely. It’s helped me so much already. I don’t want to lose all the progress I’ve made.

Michael: So, you’re not bothered by all of those stipulations?

Claire: I’m not. What do you think the odds are that a judge will agree to my release?

Michael: I don’t like to think in terms of odds. That implies luck. I like to bank on skill. And as we’ve already established, you’ve got the best lawyer you could possibly have.

Claire: I admire your modesty.

Michael: Humility doesn’t win cases. Brilliance and ego, on the other hand, win lots.

Claire: Well then, I guess I just sit and wait.

[ Michael chuckling ]

Michael: Be ready. You could be starting your new life as a newman by breakfast tomorrow.

Ashley: Well, I know you see me as a threat, audra. That’s why you grabbed the phone as soon as you heard it was me.

Audra: Because I’m tired of you wasting our time.

Ashley: Or you’re terrified that tucker’s going to agree to meet me. Or worse yet, you might hear it in his voice that he is not over me.

Audra: Tucker wants nothing to do with you.

Ashley: Then, let him tell me that to my face.

Audra: That’s not going to happen. You lost any power you had over him. You don’t get to call the shots. Just have a nice life!

Ashley: That didn’t work out the way you wanted, did it? It’s time to let go. Move on. It’s a mistake. Stop clinging. Nothing good will come of it. Just give it time. He’ll come around. He can’t resist me.

Tucker: Uh, are you going to fill me in?

Audra: Nothing to report. You heard everything I said.

Tucker: What about everything ashley said?

Audra: She’s desperate. Wouldn’t take no for an answer. You know, she wants you to tell her to her face that you’re moving on.

Tucker: Did she. Maybe that’s a good idea. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Audra: You’re playing right into ashley’s hands if you give her what she wants.

Tucker: Not necessarily.

Audra: And why does she need to hear it from you in yet another face-to-face meeting? After everything she’s put you through, she’s now playing these games? If you agree to see her, you’re letting her win.

Tucker: Not if I tell her in no uncertain terms that it’s over.

Audra: You know, the best thing to do is to just ignore her.

Tucker: But you didn’t do that, did you? Hey. As much as I appreciate you running interference for me, I think it’s a mistake. It just fuels her. I have to be the one to shut her down.

Audra: And I’m telling you, it’s a trap. Some trick she has up her sleeve to pay you back for making her look so foolish after paris.

Tucker: She handled that all on her own.

Audra: Yeah, well, all the more reason she’s going to want to have the upper hand again.

Tucker: She can’t win me back, honey.

Audra: Then, why bother?

Tucker: Because I think it’s better to just be absolutely clear.

Audra: You know what? I can see it. You’ve already made up your mind. Just go have that drink with her.

Tucker: I have one condition, though.

Audra: What’s that?

Tucker: You come with me.

Audra: Oh, no thank you.

Tucker: No, it’s like you said.

Audra: Look, I’ve had my share of your ex today.

Tucker: We have nothing to hide, do we? You have been the one by my side all this time. She needs to see that. For me?

Audra: Fine. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Tucker: Where are you?

[ Ashley sighing ]

[ Phone chiming ]

Ashley: Well.

Cole: Hey. Up for a visitor?

Claire: Hi, yes. I’m glad you came by. I was hoping to talk to you about victor’s latest plan.

Cole: Oh, well, that’s actually why I’m here. I just wanted to see how you’re doing with all this scheming about how to deal with jordan. I know you’re feeling pressure to help.

Claire: I feel a responsibility.

Cole: Well, no one’s blaming you for jordan’s actions.

Claire: Maybe I still do.

Cole: Claire, please don’t let that motivate your decision. The trauma she put you through, it’s still fresh. You’re still dealing with it.

Claire: And I’m working through it, with so much help. But I promise you, I’ve considered this from all sides.

Cole: Okay. Well, as long as you go into this with your eyes open, I support your decision and I got your back.

Claire: That means a lot. That you have faith in me. And my decisions.

Cole: I have faith in you.

Claire: Good. Because I’ve agreed to go along with victor’s plan. Michael just left. He said I could be released as early as tomorrow morning, if all goes well.

Cole: Wow. Wow, okay.

Claire: You’re angry.

Cole: No, no, I’m worried. I’m not mad. Like I said, I support your decision.

Claire: But it’s not what you’d hoped.

Cole: I don’t love victor’s scheme, no. And your mom is really opposed to it. We just, we don’t like the risk involved here.

Claire: I hate to make the two of you worry, but I need to do this. You all need to be safe from jordan.

Cole: And you need to be protected as well. And not just from jordan. So, I gotta ask. Are you really ready to face the outside world again?

Nikki: Victoria. You are not going to threaten to turn your back on claire.

Victoria: Why not? Maybe it’s the only way to make you both see how serious I am.

Nikki: You know you would never follow through with that.

Victoria: Watch me.

Nikki: Darling. You have been given too great a gift in getting your daughter back to cut her off now.

Victoria: Which is why I can’t stand the thought of losing her again.

Nikki: And I understand your fear, I really do, but I am asking you to please trust your father on this.

Victoria: There has to be another way. There is another way, if dad cared enough to find it. Claire has been through enough. And I’m tired of you both ignoring my feelings about this. I love that my daughter still needs me.

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Victor: What happened, baby?

Nikki: Victoria stormed out.

Victor: Oh. So, I guess you weren’t able to talk any sense into her?

Nikki: She’s furious with both of us.

Victor: But thank you for backing me up, okay?

Nikki: I just hate seeing the terror in her eyes. She’s so scared for her daughter and she thinks we don’t care about that.

Victor: I’m sorry about all that, but you know sometimes to reach an end goal, one has to go through some pain.

Nikki: So, if michael can get claire released, then what happens?

Victor: We bring her here to the ranch. She’ll stay with us, safe. Victoria can see her. She’ll put aside her anger at us and join her daughter.

Nikki: I don’t know. Victoria can be pretty stubborn. But, I do see your point. Victoria will want to make sure that claire feels safe and is a family member.

Victor: And then, we make a big smash in the press about a long lost daughter coming back to join her family again.

Nikki: What?

Victor: And we show a picture with claire and victoria and cole.

Nikki: Victor, why would we call attention to all of us who live here? I mean that seems very risky even with security.

Victor: Listen to my argument, okay? We will stage the photo, as if it was taken in victoria’s house. That would be the trap.

Claire: It would be silly to pretend I’m not nervous. Jordan is dangerous. But michael promised victor will have plenty of security for me. For everyone.

Cole: There are other considerations.

Claire: Would this have been my first choice of when and how to be released? No.

Cole: Why not wait?

Claire: Because my family needs this. And I owe you all for everything that I put you through and everything you’ve done for me since. You could have just locked me up and never looked back.

Cole: No, no we couldn’T.

[ Cole sighs ]

Claire: Well, I’m starting to understand that. But don’t you see? There’s so much love that I missed out on and now, I can be a part of it by doing this.

Cole: And you’re going to have our love whether you do this or not. I just hate to see you lose all the momentum that you’ve had with your treatments here.

Claire: My therapy doesn’t have to stop. I can keep doing it outpatient. I will not miss this room or the food.

Cole: Wait a minute, I thought you loved the pudding.

Claire: There is one thing I’ll miss. Visiting the kids in the children’s ward.

Cole: Well, I don’t see why you can’t keep that up. I mean, you could visit after your therapy sessions. I think that’s something we could figure out.

Claire: I’d love that. It’s the highlight of my day right now.

Cole: And you know, I’m not sure how victoria wants to handle it, but you do have younger siblings to meet.

Claire: I’ve thought of that. To be honest, the thought of meeting them scares me. I just, I can’t imagine what it’ll be like for them finding out they have an older sister.

Cole: Well, I’m sure their parents will, you know, get them prepared for whatever they need to know. And I think that everyone has time to get used to the idea.

Claire: I didn’t have anyone but jordan for so long. But now, to have siblings, and holidays, and sunday dinners.

Cole: All of that. Hey, listen, don’t be surprised if you get roped into doing some babysitting every now and then.

Claire: I’d love that. We’re gonna watch movies and eat popcorn.

Cole: Oh, look at you, all ready for the big time.

Claire: Yeah, spending time with the kids here, it’S… it’s been the best therapy.

Cole: Well, it’s because you’re really, really good at it.

Claire: They’re so innocent, and insightful and intuitive. They see the world in such a positive way. It’s part of why I feel ready to do this, to go out into the world. They have so much hope, and they’re right. There’s still so much to do, and see, and feel. And I’m ready to start.

Ashley: I knew it. She demanded that you drag her along. I don’t think she’d trust you to be alone with me.

Tucker: I asked her to come.

Ashley: Oh, yeah? You’re appeasing the jealous girlfriend? Just pull up a chair, audra.

Audra: Look, I have no interest in joining you. I only agreed to come because tucker wants to make it clear to you that we’re together now.

Ashley: Does he?

Audra: He thought that maybe if you heard it from both of us, you’d just finally get the message and stop wasting our time with your pathetic attempts to win him back.

Ashley: I’m not trying to win him back.

Audra: No, your actions have said it loud and clear.

Ashley: Mm, just a misinterpretation.

Audra: This is pointless. Tell her it’s over. That your relationship no longer has a chance in hell. Yeah, she can believe it or not, but please, just, let’s get out of here.

Ashley: Yeah, tucker, tell me. Tell me it’s over and that we don’t have a second chance.

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Tucker: I think it would be a third chance, or fourth, or fifth. I don’t know, I lost track.

Ashley: Did you see how he deftly avoided our request? You can’t really say it to her.

Tucker: You didn’t let me finish. The fact that we keep screwing things up too many times to count should have told me something. You and I don’t work. Never have, never will. And I’ve just been too dumb to realize it. Until now.

Ashley: Is that really how you feel? Really. How you feel?

Audra: Oh my god, ashley. You know, you say that you don’t want him back, but look at you, it’s clearly all you can think about.

Ashley: Yeah, you’re right. Let’s drop the charade. We all know how this is gonna go. You love me. I know you do.

[ Tucker sighs ] And I love you too. I am that woman that you wanted me to be when we were in paris on our honeymoon. And I know that together you and I can take glissade, and turn it into that powerhouse that we both planned on it being. I want it back, I want what we had back, tucker. And I know it’s my fault. I caused our marriage to blow up, I– I made it all fall apart, but I can fix it. And as far as you’re concerned, you can just walk away because you’re not gonna win this fight. You know that everything I’m saying is the truth. We can have everything we ever dreamed of. I know you can’t resist that.

[ Tucker sighs ]

Audra: Wow. Classy.

Victor: Tell him to send him in.

Nikki: You’re right. If jordan sees claire with victoria and cole together as a family, she won’t be able to resist that.

Victor: She’ll make a move, and we’ll be ready.

Nikki: Yeah, there’s just one problem.

Victor: What?

Nikki: How do we get victoria to agree to a staged photo shoot?

Victor: Well, try to talk her into it.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: What if I fail?

Victor: Well, then you try again, my love, okay?

Michael: Ah! Sorry to interrupt you.

Nikki: Oh, my goodness.

Michael: I just met with claire. She is all in.

Victor: As I knew she would be.

Michael: Yeah, all right. She’s a bit nervous to be out in the world, vulnerable to jordan.

Victor: Did you assure her of our security?

Michael: I did. I should tell you that she’s also upset that you were intending to go through with her being released, even if she didn’t give the okay.

Nikki: Why would she think that?

Victor: Because it’s the truth. Question is, how did she know?

Michael:Uh, she guessed when I mentioned having already laid some of the groundwork. I tried to smooth it over, but she’s very savvy.

Victor: Oh, well. She’s a newman.

Victoria: Oh, good.

Cole: Hey.

Victoria: I’m here. Hi. Um, I was just with my parents. Look, we need to put an end to his craziness.

Claire: Before you say more, I’ve told michael to go ahead with my release.

Victoria: No, no, you have to give me another chance to change your mind.

Cole: Well, she and I have discussed it and she’s pretty set on it.

Claire: There’s nothing you could say to sway me.

Victoria: Do you even know the details of my father’s plan? I mean, how does he intend to use you to get this message to jordan? What is the message, anyway? I mean, what happens after that?

Claire: I don’t know the specifics, but when jordan hears that I’ve been released, victor assumes she’ll come out of hiding, and I agree. I think it’s a good bet.

Victoria: No, no. Look, it all sounds so simple and obvious, but I’m just afraid that there’s more to it. That he’s keeping you, he’s keeping all of us in the dark for another reason.

Cole: And that reason is?

Victoria: I think there’s a bigger risk involved.

Claire: Or maybe he’s keeping you in the dark because you’re fighting him on it so hard.

Victoria: I know my father a lot better than you do.

Claire: Of course you do, but for some reason, I trust him on this. Even though, I’m pretty sure he was going to go ahead with his plan, whether I agreed or not.

Victoria: You see, that’s exactly it. That’s what he does. He makes these rules, and we all have to live by them, even when we don’t know what they are.

Claire: There’s still so much to learn about my grandfather, but there’s one thing I already know. He loves his family. I’ve known that since I saw him risk his life for you all at the lake house. He won’t put his family in danger.

Victoria: No, not on purpose, but sometimes even victor newman can’t control everything.

Claire: I know you’re scared for me, but I really want to do this. And frankly, I can do it with or without you.

Victoria: You would go against my wishes?

Claire: That’s how much it means to me. But I’d like your blessing. We’ve made so much progress, and I don’t want to presume, but I feel like someday I could be a real part of your family.

Victoria: You already are.

Cole: A full part. It’s what we’ve been hoping and working on all along.

Claire: Then, let me contribute the way family would and should. I need to make it up to you for everything that I helped jordan put you through. Give me this chance. Mom, support me on this, please. Known as a loving parent.

Victor: So, what’s next?

Michael: I sent a motion to the judge with the attached letters from you and claire’s doctors, plus key staff from her facility.

Nikki: How long do you think that will take?

Michael: I’m hoping for the judge to rule on my request tomorrow morning.

Victor: Now, listen to me. Once claire is out, you alert the press. We gotta move very quickly, okay?

Michael: So, you got victoria and cole’s buy-in on the photo shoot idea? I’m impressed. They couldn’t have been more opposed to the early release plan.

Nikki: They still are.

Michael: Huh? How’s that going to work?

Victor: It will. Don’t you worry.

Victoria: I can feel how important this is to you. And I desperately want to give you what you want. Especially when you call me mom.

Claire: Is it okay to call you that?

Victoria: Yes, please never stop saying it because that’s who I am. But that word comes with a lot of responsibility. And sometimes, it means that you have to make hard decisions, like when your kids want something. But you know, it’s not good for them.

Claire: Is this you saying no?

Victoria: No, no. It’s me saying I’m terrified of not doing every single thing that I can to protect you.

Claire: I understand. But I’m an adult. So, am I doing this with or without you?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: What does your father think?

Cole: I feel we need to trust our daughter’s instincts. And we can’t stop her anyway. She has a lot of her mother in her. She– once she sets her mind to something…

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: All right, I’ll back you up. But I’m gonna lay some serious ground rules with your grandfather. They’re non-negotiable.

Audra: You know, two weeks ago, you were satan and now she’s standing up for this great love you share that can’t be denied? Please tell me you did not fall for her performance.

Tucker: It was quite the display, wasn’t it?

Audra: We did what you wanted and look how she doubled down. I am done. We need to get away from her toxicity immediately. No more waiting. Let’s go to paris tonight. Hey! Do we have a problem?

Ashley: Oh, yeah. I don’t like where this is headed. Shut up. Stop it. Shut up. No. No, ashley. Ashley, wake up. Oh, my god. Wake up! Ashley!

[ Ashley sobs ]

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oh, my goodness! Thank you so much for this! A private wedding dress viewing? I feel like a celebrity. Well, you’re the bride, so you basically are.

[ Laughs ] Mom! Are you crying? She hasn’t even tried anything on yet. Oh, no! I can’t help it. I mean — aww. My baby girl is getting married. You are standing in front of me, this beautiful, accomplished woman. But when I look at you… I see a toddler with jam all over her, you know? I see — I see a 9-year-old little girl playing bride with one of my scarves on her head. And I see that 12-year-old girl who came home from school crying because all the girls were mean to her. And I see you at your high-school graduation. You know, I mean, they’re all mental snapshots that I have in my head. And this — this is — this is just gonna be another one of them, you know? Brook lynn trying on wedding dresses. I mean, it is going to be an image that I hold in my heart for the rest of my life. Well, no pressure or anything. Oh, honey, you’re gonna be beautiful no matter what dress you choose. And we will find the dress. Don’t worry. It’s not cinderella, guys. The dress doesn’t have to be magical or legendary. It just has to look good. What?! No! It has to look more than good. The dress has to make you feel as beautiful as you are. Ma, it’s really not that big of a deal. Hey. Okay, mr. Mysterious, what’s the drop-in all about? I need to ask you something, and I wanted to do it in person. Sure. As long as it’s not a best man request, knock yourself out. Happy birthday, karen. Is it okay if I join you? Jagger? Scott. It’s been a while.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Michael. Hi. Hey, joss. Just, uh, checking in. See how you’re doing since, uh… since sonny drove dex out of town? Yeah. Look, I’m — I’m sorry, joss. Don’t be. Because I’m gonna find dex and I’m gonna bring him home. Wait, what?

You heard me. I’m not gonna lose dex, not like this. Josslyn, that — that is not a good idea. If sonny finds out — I have to go. Joss. Hey. Hey. What’s going on? Thanks for coming. I wasn’t sure you would. Why? Look, what? ‘Cause of you and dad? No. That’s your business. So, uh, we’re good? Yeah. Yeah, we’re good. Okay. Glad to hear it ’cause… I need a favor. Alright, are you ready to tackle this playground? Think I can climb to the top? I don’t know, it sure is tricky. If anybody can, donna can. Daddy! Hey, how’s my girl? Good. How are you? Better now.


Well, I mean, I-I did — I did actually come over here to, uh… to ask me to be your best man? And I am seriously reconsidering that decision right now. Chase. I was kidding. You were? Yeah. Of course I’ll stand up for you at your wedding. ‘Cause I don’t want to force you into anything. You’re not. You’re not. I just — I do want to warn you, alright? I — I may not be great at the whole best man business. I mean, bachelor parties — I’m usually the guy sitting in the corner at those things. Nobody puts my brother in the corner.

[ Laughs ] Well, then… come on, you know I don’t care about that stuff. I just want my brother to be by my side when I marry brook lynn. Then you got me.

[ Sighs ] Phew. I mean, you scared me there for a minute. Yeah, you were kind of tripping all over yourself. Kind of makes me wonder. What? If you’re this worked up about the best man thing, I… how you feeling about the wedding in general? We should get started. Brook lynn quartermaine, if I didn’t know you any better, I’d think you were implying you do not care about your own wedding dress. I care. It’s just not the be-all-end-all for me. Come on, ma. Not everyone gets a dress like you. Oh, I loved my mother’s wedding dress. Really? Which one? Grandmother, how many times did you get married? Six? Seven? Each time, you wore something different. So you are in no position to judge. Well, it was a spanish-style dress with a mantilla, all made of lace. Oh, I saw pictures. It was gorgeous. And I will never forget robin coming back for your wedding. She went on and on about your dress, said it was straight out of “gone with the wind.” Oh, that is so sweet and so accurate. I loved that dress — that big, full skirt. It made me feel like I was floating on air, you know? And it was surprisingly sturdy. I had to run 17 blocks in that dress. It actually held up really, really well. And that beautiful cream-colored satin. One other small detail about that dress. It wasn’t yours. The dress you’re raving about belonged to my mother. Who was gracious enough to let me borrow it. Kindest woman alive, lila quartermaine.

[ Chuckles ] If only others could emulate her. Cerullos have been coming out of the woodwork for years begging for that dress. Oh, remember? Cousin francie wanted to turn it into a jumpsuit.

[ Laughing ] Oh, can you imagine? Ah, that gown is something else. Ah. I know. And I wish I could pass it on to you. Unfortunately, it’s — it’s not my dress to give. Good to see you. What are you doing back in town? I’m with the fbi now. A case brought me here. Jagger cates, fbi. John. Oh, yeah. Okay. I would have reached out, but… you should have. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if you’d want to see me, you know, after the divorce and everything. I was disappointed when you and karen broke up. But I respected you back then, and I respect you now. You pulled yourself up from nothing. That means a lot, scott. So did karen. Both of you. I mean, you never were looking for things to be handed to you. I mean, you struggled. That’s what I call true grit.

[ Chuckles ] We were so young. I often wonder what would have happened if we’d met later in life. People grow up. And then… they just grow apart. But the love that started it all — that was real. But things change. Everything changes. So… have you seen corinthos? I have. Well, tell me that’s why you’re here. To take that criminal down. Want to watch me climb? Of course I do, but before you go, here you go, right here. Love you, girl. Love you, too! Be careful. How’s josslyn? Devastated. Heartbroken. Desperate to have dex back. I’m sorry. You know, I — my back was against the wall and I had no choice. I know you’re not here just for donna. What’s going on? Excuse me. Hi. Sorry to bother you. Um, I was wondering if you could help me. I’m looking for somebody. Have you seen this man? No. Okay. Can you look again? Maybe he had a beard or was wearing a hat or something. Sorry. Okay. Um, do you know where, uh, someone new to town would look for work?

[ Laughs ] Good luck with that. There’s not enough jobs for the people who live here now. My bet is your friend moved on.


Dex: Joss. Oh, my god. Dex. What are you doing here? I had to find you. Someone could see us. We need to go. I feel great about the wedding. You know, bro, it’s okay to have cold feet. My feet are perfectly warm. So, they’re kind of sweaty? You got sweaty feet? No. Warm. Not sweaty. Well, if they’re warm, one might also assume they’re sweaty. Oh, my gosh, you are impossible. What’s all the fuss about in here? Chase has got sweaty feet. Ignore him. He also asked me to be his best man, and I accepted. In one of the most roundabout ways, but yeah. My sons supporting each other. I love to see it. Well, I might need a little help with the toast. Happy to help. So, what’s this about sweaty feet? Well, there’s a slight smell, but I’m also detecting a little nervousness out of my brother. About the wedding? I’d be worried if you weren’t feeling anxious. I’m not anxious. But thank you for that. I’m there for you. You’re welcome. Weddings can be joyous occasions, but they can also be very stressful with all the planning. Not to mention you’re about to make the biggest commitment of your life. Huge. A commitment that I can’t wait for. Okay, fine. There was a little anxiety in the run-up to the proposal. It was hard for me to get past the fact that brook lynn was keeping things from me. But we are in a great place now. A phenomenal place, actually. And I couldn’t be happier for you both. So, how did you end up with lila’s dress? Oh, well, I was planning on wearing my own mother’s dress. But it got eaten by squirrels. No way!

[ Laughing ] No. Hand to god. Gloria’s going up to the attic to get it down so she can have it cleaned before we get it altered. It was a squirrel’s nest. Nothing but scraps of fabric left. Only in brooklyn.

[ Laughter ] Oh, by the way, if you ever talk to gloria, don’t ever say a word because, to this day, it’s still pains her, the loss of that dress. Another thing I would never tell grandma gloria is, as much as she loved that dress, I think those squirrels did you a favor. You definitely traded up getting to wear lila’s dress. Ain’t that the truth? But I didn’t know that at the time. I mean, there I was, about to walk down the aisle with nothing to wear. I mean, I was this close to calling off the wedding. And then your mother came to my rescue. An angel sent from heaven. Inside that box is the dress that I wore when I married edward. I’d hoped that tracy would wear it, but it wasn’t, um, outré enough for her. So it became my desire to pass it on to my granddaughter. And that’s you, my darling. Y– you want me to wear your wedding dress? If you like it. Go ahead. Take a peek. I love that story. Oh, me too. Why didn’t you wear great-grandmother’s dress? Oh, um… well, the dress was definitely of that period. It was the late ’30s, early ’40s. And when I got married the first time, it was way out of style. But my mother asked me to try it on, which I did. But the, um — the color and those big puffy sleeves, I just — I felt like I was wearing a costume. You didn’t say that to lila, did you? No, no, no, no, I didn’T. I didn’T. But my mother was perceptive, and she knew the dress wasn’t for me. So she said it was my wedding and I should have the dress that I wanted. And that dress went back in the box until she lent it to you. Where’s the dress now? Um… in storage, I assume, somewhere. Uh, are we gonna keep discussing weddings in the past, when we should be looking for dresses for brook lynn to wear for her wedding to come? If this is gonna be about that, I just — I don’t want to get involved. Look, dante, I want to make things right with him. I know, and I want to help you, but he’s pretty pissed off right now. I know. If it makes you feel any better, I did try and get him to forgive you. Alright, let me guess. He wasn’t having it. No, it’s too soon. You got to give him some space. Yeah, in an ideal world, I would, but who does he have left? Because I’m not the only one he pushed away. No, but you’re the one who hired dex to be a spy. What do you expect? At first I did, but, dante, I didn’t go through with it. Look, whatever dex did or didn’t find to incriminate dad, I didn’t use it. Instead, I changed his assignment, alright? He was there to protect dad, to let me know if dad got in over his head. Well, there you go. Then you hurt his pride. Yeah, exactly. See? That’s the exact reason why dad is lashing out — because mom and I thought that he was vulnerable and we dared to try and protect him. But you know that my mom and me, we were right. I mean, dex is gone. And he already shut me and my mom out. I mean, who does he have? Brick is great, sure, but he’s not based in port charles. And nina’s a liar and their marriage is practically over. I mean, who’s left? Ava? Would you take her advice on anything? Listen, I get that you think that dad’s allies are dwindling, but, uh, guess what. He’s got me.

[ Sighs ] What? Look, I’m grateful that you’re willing to look out for him. Uh, yeah, of course I am. I’m his son. But you’re also a cop. And you and I both know dad will never let you in, not fully. And that makes him vulnerable. I know things aren’t great between us. That’s an understatement. Something’s wrong. I can tell.

[ Sighs ] I used to believe under any circumstance that you would understand and have my back, but that was before you and michael paid off dex to spy on me. Oh, my god. I told you why we did it that night at the pine barrens. I didn’t quite buy it then, and I’m not, you know — I mean, it just feels like betrayal. Are you kidding me? I have had many, many opportunities to betray you over the years, the latest being when nina turned me in to the sec. Hell, I could have made a deal and given them information, but I would never, ever do that to you. But this is — this is family, you know? It’s like you violated my trust. After everything we’ve been through, like I said, it just — I just never thought you would do that. That’s all. Whatever. You’re — you’re gonna believe whatever you believe.

[ Sighs ] Look at her on that thing. She’s fearless. Just like you. Okay, don’t do that. Do what? When you say fearless, you mean a risk taker? She gets that from both of us. Maybe.

[ Sighs ] I’m worried about you. Contrary to popular belief, I can take care of myself. Well, olivia jerome is dead. And I don’t want to think about who’s next.


this is where you’ve been staying? Yeah. I got to keep a low profile. Gabe made it very clear when he dropped me off that I’m not out of the woods yet. Why? He said sonny still might change his mind? So I just need to lay low and try to not make myself a target. Oh, my god. You must be so lonely. Got some books. They help pass the time. Joss, how did you find me? I traced gabe’s number. I saw that he was in rockland for a couple of hours, so I figured this is where he brought you. And you thought it’d be a good idea to come look for me, flashing my picture around, asking questions? What else was I supposed to do? Stay away. You were supposed to let me go. Sonny: So, what have you heard? I heard that the attempts made on your life were part of a larger conspiracy. I know you can’t tell me everything, but I’m worried. You shouldn’t be. Really? Are you sure about that? Because we share children, sonny. You know I do the best I can to protect my kids. I always do. I know the fbi is involved because I now have a regular at bobbie’S. And you know him very well. He’s now a fed.

[ Scoffs ] So you’ve met agent cates. Yeah. Son of a bitch. Last time you were here, corinthos — he was a small-town hood. I remember. Couple of seedy businesses. He lived over his own strip club. Now he’s living in a penthouse and he walks around like he’s the mayor. So why haven’t you done something about it? Weren’t you the D.A. For a while? Yeah. I was. And I tried many times. But he’s very slippery. He’s convinced people that he’s a good guy instead of who he really is. Karen was so smart. Smarter than me. Yeah, she was. That’s why it’s always driven me crazy that sonny was able to get to her the way he was. You and me both. He made her believe that she needed him, like without him, she’s cease to exist. And he… putting her to work as a stripper, convincing her that it was something she chose. Sonny figured out where karen was vulnerable, and he exploited her. He did. So, you know what? Make him pay! Take him out! Okay, brook lynn, we are so ready! I am so excited. Me too. Lois: [ Gasps ] So, what do you think? Oh! Oh, baby! I mean, you should try on all the other dresses, but, you know, sometimes lightning strikes and you just knock it right out of the park on the very first try. Oh, you like it that much? Out of the park?

[ Chuckles ] I mean, well, yeah, I like it, but, you know, I’m not the one getting married. I mean, come on. Can you see yourself walking down the aisle in this dress, saying your vows to chase and dancing with your father at the wedding? Well, it depends on what kind of dance. Is it a waltz or a polka or — what was that?

Y-m-c-a all three, of course, and maybe a little line dancing, too. Oh. Can you line-dance in that? Possibly. Probably.

[ Laughter ] Maxie, you are the wedding planner. So, what is your professional assessment? No, no, no. Wedding planning 101 — never give your opinion on a prospective wedding dress. But your mom is right. You need to feel beautiful. So, do you? I do. I like it. It’s definitely a maybe. Brook lynn, do you love chase? Of course I love chase. What kind of question is that? Do you intend to be with him until death do you part? Of course I intend to be. How did this go from trying on wedding dresses to you questioning my commitment to chase? No, no, no, I’m not questioning your commitment to chase. I am simply trying to point out the fact that, if everything goes according to plan, this is going to be your one and only wedding and your one and only wedding dress. Unless, of course, when you have your 25th-anniversary vow renewal. Then we’ll find something else. Oh, good grief! Could we just get her married first and let her 25th anniversary — we’ll take care of it then? But lois is right. This isn’t like picking a dress for the nurses’ ball. One year, you pick something good enough. The next year, you end up in something spectacular. This is like going to the academy awards. You’re not just taking pictures on the step and repeat. This is the equivalent of holding the gold statue. You are gonna see photos of yourself in this dress for the rest of your life. You have to feel beautiful in whatever you choose. Not all of us can have perfection handed to them, okay? Some of us just have to accept what’s available and move on. All joking aside, bro, what you and brook lynn have is truly aspirational, and no one deserves it more. Thank you. Quite the winding road to get here, wasn’t it? But worth every step. I found a true partner in brook lynn. It shows. She just — she gets me. She knows how I’m gonna feel about something before I do. And, god, does she make me laugh. Oh, that’s perhaps the most important ingredient in a marriage — laughter. You’re pretty doomed without it. I don’t know how else to describe it. We’re safe with each other. We — we’re in step together. We don’t have to wait for the other shoe to drop because I know it’s not gonna. Brook lynn is my best friend.

[ Cellphone pings ] And I trust her more than anybody. Speak of the devil? I think you mean angel. Far more apt description. Right. What’s with the long face? It’s the quartermaine lawyers. Brook lynn wants me to sign a prenup.


[ Sighs ] I didn’t mean to upset brook lynn. You didn’T. I did. My academy award metaphor was a huge fail. You think? No, I’m the one who put her on the spot. I just wanted her to understand how important her wedding dress is. Well, I can understand why brook lynn is frazzled. She’s been putting in a lot of hours at deception, and things have been crazy. That’s why they call it work. Stop running brook lynn ragged! If anything is running brook lynn ragged, it’s this, trying to pull together a wedding so quickly. I definitely understand why, but I think she’s smart to be realistic about her wedding dress. She doesn’t have time for perfect. She needs to content herself with good enough. “Good enough” on her wedding day?! Yes. Oh, you know what? This is so sad. Trying on wedding dresses is supposed to be a happy occasion. It is. Or it will be. How? Well, I haven’t figured that out yet. Baby, listen. I am so sorry. I did not mean to put any pressure — it’s my turn to talk, okay? It’s time I was honest about my feelings about the dress? About the wedding itself. How long is this thing? I’d take a look, but I couldn’t read it on there. Is your phone connected to my printer? Yeah. Print it out. I’ll go get it for you. I can’t believe this is happening. Hey, don’t jump to conclusions. I’m not jumping to anything, dad. It’s right here in black and white, literally. Prenuptial agreements are very common these days, especially when both parties bring assets to the marriage. Yeah, brook lynn’s just bringing a few more than I do. Still, I’m sure the document’s meant to protect you both. It says something here about a termination event. That’s code for divorce, right? Or annulment!

[ Sighs ] This is just great. Right when we’re preparing for our wedding, brook lynn’s already planning a way out. You’re right. Dad’s circle of trust is shrinking. But whether or not you think that he’s gonna let me in or not, I’m still gonna do my best to protect him. Dante, you know that’s not gonna be enough. And that’s no reflection on you. It isn’T. But you’re bound by the pcpd’s code, and whoever’s out there targeting dad is playing by a completely different rule book. And, again, that makes him vulnerable. Dex made him less so, but he’s gone now. Okay. So, dex is gone. What’s done is done. You’re gonna have to trust me, alright? Okay. Any progress in the case? A little bit. Starting to make some headway on the olivia jerome killing. Wait. Olivia jerome? How is her death connected to dad? John came into bobbie’s a couple times, but I didn’t know who it was. But he would talk to you. Yeah. Yeah, he was friendly. What’d he say? Just what I told you. That the attempts to kill you were part of a larger conspiracy and also related to the killing of olivia jerome. Did agent cates tell you that he and i have a history together? Yeah. And he also thinks you belong behind bars. I can’t believe he has the nerve to even talk to you. He’s a punk with a badge who has an ax to grind, who thinks that he’s, you know, doing his job. Which is? To protect me. So you don’t trust him? I don’t trust anybody at this point, carly. But let me tell you something. I do know the truth about agent cates. No one wan ts to go aftersonny corinthos more than I do. I can’T. Why not? Because I have been tasked with saving his life. Wait a minute. You’re telling me you’re here to protect him? I can’t share the details ’cause it has to do with the case I’m working on, but, bottom line, sonny’s in danger and I am supposed to find the person who’s after him. So you’re gonna forgive him for what he did to karen. I will never forgive. But I have a duty to uphold. Ah! Come on. Just look the other way. Let nature run its course. Sonny is gonna go bye-bye. It’s inevitable, so why not let this be the time now? Because I am not that kind of agent. Or man. I see. So you don’t think sonny should get what he deserves? I went to your apartment, and you were gone. But sonny was there, and he gave me your letter. I almost threw it in his face, but it was too precious. I hate him. I hate the way he treated you. He forced you to leave, and he expects me to be grateful that you’re still breathing. And I didn’t even get to say goodbye to you. I hated leaving you. I missed you so much. I missed you, too. You have no idea. Then show me. Mmm.


I’ve missed this.

[ Sighs ] So have I. So much. I must think about you every five minutes, who you’re with, what you’re doing. Well, I’ve been looking for you. I finally found you. It’s gonna get complicated. What is? Going back to port charles. But sonny’s just gonna have to accept that there’s no keeping us apart. The truth about john cates? What does that mean? I’d love to be able to tell you the truth, but because of what went down with dex, I’m not gonna… you know what I mean. Yeah. So, if john comes by the restaurant again, I’ll let you know. Thank you. I doubt he will, though, because I made it clear where my loyalties lie. Alright. Well? You wanna say goodbye to donna? She’s just having too much fun. Just tell her that I love her. Okay. Bye. Bye. You know, it could be brook lynn’s family is pressuring her. You know, brook lynn could want nothing to do with a prenup. Maybe. Hasn’t brook lynn been spending a lot of time with tracy at deception? Yeah. Yeah. No, a prenup would be very on brand for tracy. Not out of malice, but just a desire to protect her family. You know, now that I think about it, when brook lynn and I told tracy that we were engaged, one of the first things that she said was we should sign a prenup. But brook lynn wasn’t having it then. Maybe tracy changed her mind. Why speculate? Call your fiancéE. No, I need to talk to her face-to-face. Okay. Let’s go. Brook lynn’s trying on wedding dresses this afternoon. Yeah, no, I don’t think brook lynn wants you to stew on this. No, no, she’d want it out in the open. Yeah. Okay. You’re right. Yeah. Good luck. Good luck. Well, violet’s gonna be home any minute now, and I need to be here for her. Okay. Let’s go sort this out. Go. Go. Sweetie, talk to us. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Nobody knows that better than I do, and it is okay to have big feelings about it. Yeah. We just want you to be happy. Your mother’s right. I can’t believe I just said that. I am happy. Really? ‘Cause you don’t seem like it right now. I can’t wait to marry chase. To be his wife is literally my dream come true. But..? But sometimes I can’t help but wish that we could just run away and elope. Oh. God forbid. Oh, she’s kidding. No, I’m not. If brook lynn and chase want to elope, they’re gonna elope. Is that what you want? No. I didn’t think so. I can’t wait to say our vows to each other in front of both of our families, you know, for gregory to officiate and — and violet to be our flower girl and to dance with my father at our wedding reception, including the ymca. I just — I don’t want to agonize over the dress and all the other wedding details.

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You reviewing my prenup to chase? Wouldn’t I be the one to review it if I even wanted one, which I don’t? Please don’t be naive about this. You can just butt out, tracy. I beg your pardon? You heard me. Whether brook lynn and chase do or do not want a prenup is completely up to them. You said you were throwing this wedding for brook lynn, which means that your only job is to smile and sign the checks and not run around trying to control things that are none of your business. Brook lynn is my granddaughter. Safeguarding her future is my business. That said, it was sent to chase prematurely, and I’m sure when you explain that to him, he’ll understand. Understand what? That I think he’s after my money? Get me out of this stupid dress. I need to go find him. You’re not gonna have to look very far. I will do my job, but don’t lose the hope that sonny will pay for his crimes. I learned a thing or two since I left port charles. Like what? Well, you said it yourself. For people like sonny… it only ends one way. Hey! There she is. So, you having fun? Yes! Where’s daddy?

[ Exhales heavily ] I should have realized that olivia jerome’s death could be connected to the attempts on dad. Look, michael, we’re gonna catch the killer. Will you, though? Yeah, what the hell is that supposed to mean? I just — look. I just doubt there’s gonna be much urgency from the pcpd to protect a known gangster. And the worst part is, dad — he probably knows that. And that anger, that isolation will cause him to lash out. And when that happens, what if he crosses paths with the wrong person? I thought you understood. Understood what? I’m not coming back to port charles, and I’ll be leaving rockland as soon as possible. You’re disappearing again? This is the last time we can be together. This is goodbye… for good.

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Finn: You sure you’re okay? I– I cannot believe sheila broke in here. Why? I mean, I can, so that what? So did they arrest her? Is that why the cops were driving off? Do they have sheila?

Steffy: Get out of my house!

Sheila: No!

[ Steffy gasps ]

Steffy: No.

Finn: She get– did she get away?

Steffy: No.

Finn: What do you mean? What do you mean, no? If they– if they didn’t arrest her– steffy, where’s sheila?

Steffy: She’s gone, finn. Sheila’s dead.

Brooke: Oh, what a crazy night. I was worried the power might go out.

Hope: I know. The wind is howling out there right now. Uh, speaking of, actually finn said that the power did go out at their house. Oh, I, uh, had to stop by the hospital pharmacy to pick up douglas’s allergy drops and I ran into him there.

Brooke: Okay. How is finn?

Hope: He’s good. He’s good. It was nice to catch up for a little bit. Uh… he is worried about steffy.

Thomas: I added some darting to the bodice.

Ridge: Wow, it’s beautiful. You’re on a roll.

Thomas: Thanks. I’m feeling good. I’m feeling really motivated.

Ridge: Why do you think that is?

Thomas: I think it’s ’cause hope, you know? I’m in love.

Ridge: Love can do that to you.

Thomas: It can. I think we’re starting our own family. It feels really good. I’m happy.

Ridge: Well, if you’re happy, I’m happy. In the end, it’s all about me, right?

Thomas: Right?

Carter: Thank god you guys are still here. I just got a text from my contact at the police department.

Ridge: Police department?

Carter: It’s about sheila.

Brooke: Why is finn worried about steffy?

Hope: Well, I guess it has something to do with sheila.

Brooke: What has she done now?

Hope: Apparently, she and steffy had a confrontation.

Brooke: Again? Steffy better be careful.

Hope: That’s what I said.

Brooke: Sheila is extremely dangerous and steffy knows that. She should stay away from her.

Hope: Well, but how realistic is that when sheila is finn’s birth mother?

Thomas: What about sheila?

Ridge: Tell me she hasn’t hurt somebody else.

Carter: Not that I’m aware of.

Thomas: The cops pick her up for something?

Carter: You can say that. Sheila’s dead.

Finn: Dead? Sheila’s dead. What– what do you mean, sheila’s dead? No, there’s– there’s no way. What?

Steffy: She is finn.

Finn: You’re serious. You’re– are you sure?

Steffy: Yes.

Finn: Uh, wait a second. This doesn’t make any sense. She– she was here and she broke in and now what, she’s dead? What did the… was it the police? Did they, um, did they shoot her?

Steffy: She wasn’t shot, finn.

Finn: Well, then how did it– how did it happen?

Steffy: I don’t know. I don’t know. It just all happened so fast. What did?

Steffy: I had no choice. It was me. I did it. I killed sheila. Kerendia presents…

Brooke: It is true that finn and sheila will always share some kind of connection.

Hope: Well, sheila gave birth to him. So it’s natural that a mother would feel drawn to her child.

Brooke: Yeah, but we’re not talking about any normal person here. We’re talking about sheila carter.

Hope: Mom, I know. And believe me. I mean I– I have zero sympathy for sheila, but it is finn that I, um… I do feel for him.

Brooke: It must be hard being the son of a monster.

Hope: Mom, just when things seem to be going somewhat well, you know steffy gets in another fight with her.

Brooke: I don’t blame her for marching over there and trying to set her straight. She told her to stay away from her children. And what does sheila do? She strikes up a conversation with kelly at il giardino.

Hope: Steffy actually said that she wouldn’t feel safe until sheila was dead. I could tell that it rattled finn a bit.

Brooke: Well, yeah. I mean, what does sheila expect? She did shoot them in cold blood. So, I’m sure steffy is terrified that something like that’s gonna happen again.

Hope: Look, mom, I’m no fan of sheila carter, but I do empathize with finn and his feelings for his own birth mother.

Thomas: Sheila’s dead?

Ridge: Stop it, we just went through this with the whole fake–

Carter: This is coming in right now. My– my contact is saying that the coroner retrieved her body.

Ridge: Where?

Carter: From steffy and finn’s house.

Finn: Wait, no, you don’t mean that. Wait, steffy. Come on. There’S… you’re… oh, my gosh, this is unreal. Okay, so, um– you’re saying that sheila’s dead and you’re responsible?

Steffy: I am.

Finn: Steffy, there’s no– like you couldn’t do something like that.

Steffy: I did.

Finn: I, uh– I– I need to know everything. I need– I need to know exactly what happened

Steffy: Sheila broke in here. She broke in and I– I told her to get out. But she kept coming closer and closer, so I– I grabbed a knife. She lunged at me. I mean I– I had no choice. I had to protect myself.

Finn: So what, like you had to protect yourself how? Like? What did you do, steffy

Steffy: I had no choice but to kill her. It was either her or me. I had no time to think. I just– I– I reacted. I– I had to survive

Finn: So you– you– you stabbed her– you stabbed her?

At dot’s an ordinary pretzel

just isn’t enough.

Ridge: Wait. Sheila died at steffy’s house?

Carter: According to the coroner’s report.

Ridge: Was steffy there?

Carter: I don’t have the details. But he says no one else was injured.

Thomas: Landline isn’t working.

Carter: There was a blackout in malibu.

Ridge: Steffy, it’s your dad. Call me when you can. I wanna make sure you’re okay.

Carter: I’m sure they’re fine.

Ridge: They better be fine.

Carter: The police were just there, something happened we’d know by now.

Thomas: Okay, are they saying how she died?

Carter: No. Yeah, actually. She was killed.

Ridge: She was killed? They used killed? That’s what they said. What’s going on?

Carter: I don’t know.

Thomas: Okay, doesn’t matter. Let’s go.

Ridge: Call us if you hear anything.

Carter: I will.

Brooke: Steffy is not a violent person, so sheila must have provoked her.

Hope: Well, yes, actually finn said that sheila shoved her first and then steffy punched back.

Brooke: It’s unfortunate when arguments become physical.

Hope: Well, what if steffy was coming from a protective place? Even though sheila does work at il giardino, she still shouldn’t be in such close proximity to steffy’s children.

Brooke: I agree. I would have done anything to protect you when you were little and I still would.

Hope: I know you would. And that is what makes us moms so incredible. We would fight to the death if we had to.

Brooke: Well, hopefully it never comes to that.

Hope: Yeah. I don’t know, mom. I just– I feel bad for finn. I mean out of all the moms in the world, he got sheila carter.

Brooke: Well, li is his real mother. She’s the one who raised him.

Hope: And instilled all those incredible values and qualities that we so admire in finn.

Brooke: Sheila is his mother in blood only. The best thing she ever did was to let him go when he was a baby.

Hope: But, did she ever really let him go? I mean, mom, let’s– let’s try to think about it from finn’s perspective. I mean, this is obviously a very complicated thing for him. He doesn’t condone what sheila has done in the past, but at the same time, that is his birth mother. Are we being sensitive to that? Is steffy taking that into consideration before she goes off and does something like that? I don’t know. I just, on some level, I have to imagine that finn feels some sort of connection to sheila.

Finn: So you– you– you stabbed her, you– you stabbed sheila?

Steffy: She was coming at me, finn. I couldn’t– I couldn’t stop. I had to defend myself.

[ Door opens ]

Ridge: Steffy, finn, are you all right?

Steffy: Dad, what are you guys doing here?

Thomas: Hey. We– we heard about sheila.

Ridge: Where are the kids?

Steffy: The kids are fine. They’re not here. They’re safe.

Thomas: Is it true? Is she dead?

Ridge: They said she died here.

Steffy: She broke in.

Ridge: What happened?

Steffy: She broke in. She– she tried to– she tried to attack me. She had something in her– in her pocket, so I grabbed a knife. It was self-defense. I did it in self-defense. Oh… stuffed up again?

Hope: Look, in no way am i excusing sheila for her crime. I mean, not even close.

Brooke: I understand that, sweetie. I mean she’s made all of our lives hell at one point or another.

Hope: Exactly, and she’s never really even faced the consequences for it. She just keeps getting away with it and I’m sure that has to be really frustrating for steffy, but still, at the same time, I…

Brooke: You’re worried about finn.

Hope: Well, I mean, doesn’t everyone want to feel supported by their partner and respected, heard, understood like you’re on the same team and I just don’t know how much it helps finn if steffy is potentially antagonizing sheila.

Brooke: Well, I have to say, steffy did act recklessly by going over and confronting sheila at deacon’S.

Hope: Yes, that’s my point. And finn said, I mean up until sheila was testing the boundaries with kelly at il giardino, that she was keeping her distance. And she actually was respecting the boundaries. But now, I mean, gloves are off. The wound is open. And I just– I don’t know. I just– I– I feel for finn. He’s– he’s a good guy and he can’t help that his mother is sheila carter.

Brooke: That’s something steffy and finn are gonna have to live with for a very long time.

Carter: Good, security said you’re still here.

Brooke: What is it?

Carter: I have shocking news. Sheila’s dead.

Ridge: You must have been terrified.

Thomas: I’m so glad you’re safe. I’m so glad the kids weren’t here.

Steffy: Oh, thank god the kids weren’t here.

Ridge: Well, they’re safe. You’re safe. Everything’s gonna be fine.

Thomas: Yeah, is there anything I can do? Do you want me to call somebody?

Steffy: No, I’m just glad that you’re here.

Ridge: Wanna talk about it? You ready to talk about it?

Steffy: I mean, I’m still in shock. I heard some loud noises. There was a storm and then power went out and I turned around and there was sheila. She was right there and I told her to… get out. You stay away from me. Stay the hell away from me. She kept getting closer. I’ll do it. And closer… she lunged at me.

Sheila: No!

Steffy: And I just reacted.

Thomas: Steff, you had no choice. I’m so sorry. You’ve been going through this.

Ridge: The idea of losing you, I– I– I couldn’t handle that. I’m– I’m so glad you’re okay.

Steffy: Yeah.

Sheila: I love you. I’ve always loved you and I always will.

Thomas: So, what happens now? Talk to the police?

Steffy: The police questioned me. I told them everything. I– I said that I was defending myself. But they’re gonna bring detectives over and– and question me.

Sheila: I know you don’t feel that way, sweetheart, so please, just– just tell her to leave me alone. I just want to live my life. I am not– I am not a threat to you.

Steffy: I was protecting my family. Like I said, you stay away from my family. Yeah, but what if they blame me? What if I’m charged?

Ridge: Then we’ll get carter to get the best attorneys we can. Don’t worry about it now.

Steffy: No, dad, I thought she was gonna shoot me.

Thomas: Right. I thought there was something in her pocket and she lunged at me. I mean, if I didn’t react, I could be dead right now.

Thomas: Exactly. You defended yourself.

Sheila: I’m your mother. I’m your mother. You have made me so proud. I love you so much, baby. I love you more than you could possibly imagine. I’m so happy, my baby boy. I love you.

Steffy: But what if they don’t see it that way?

Ridge: They will, you just said, it’s self-defense.

Sheila: I love you so much.

Ridge: She broke into your house. That animal got what she deserved.

Finn: Animal? That animal was my mother. Sheila was my mother.

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The cast of ELSBETH visit 1515 Broadway in celebration of the series premiere February 29 on CBS. Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce and Carra Patterson. Photo from https://www.paramountpressexpress.com

Interview with Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce, Carra Patterson, Robert King, Michelle King and Jonathan Tolins of “Elsbeth” on CBS by Suzanne 1/31/24

I enjoyed the first episode of this show, which they let us watch ahead of this press panel.  It was great to see everyone here. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to ask a question. Maybe next time! I hope you can check out the show because it’s very good.

This below is the transcript CBS sent me, edited heavily. I’m sorry for any mistakes or things that don’t make sense. I did the best I could!

Victoria Saavedra: Hi, everyone! I’m Victoria Savedra, and on behalf of myself and my partner at CBS studios, Liz Rollnick, we are pleased to welcome you to our panel for “Elsbeth.” “Elsbeth” premieres on Thursday, February 29 on CBS, and will be available to stream live, and On Demand on Paramount+. Elsbeth, a fan-favorite character on “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight,”  is an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her unique tactics, logic, and compelling humor to corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD after leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York. Each week, viewers will get to see the crime up-front and follow along how Elspeth cleverly solves the case.

On today’s panel, we have the stars of “Elsbeth”: Emmy Award winner, Carrie Preston, who stars as Elsbeth Tascioni; Wendell Pierce, who stars as Captain C.W. Wagner; and Carra Patterson, who is celebrating a birthday today – Happy birthday, Carra! – and stars as Officer Kaya Blanke; as well as co-creators and executive producers, Robert King and Michelle King; and showrunner and executive producer, Jonathan Tolins.  Before I hand the virtual mic over to co-creator and executive producer, Robert King, for some opening remarks… just a reminder that if you would like to ask a question, please raise your hand in the chat feature, and I will call on you by your screen name when it is your turn.  Over to you, Robert.

Robert King and Michelle King: Thank you. Thanks so much for joining us for our favorite subject, which is us! So, one of the reasons we’re excited about doing, “Elsbeth” is we love the character of Elsbeth. We also love Carrie Preston, and we’re thrilled to work with her in person. [We have] John Tolins in the writers’ room. So it made it seem like a match made in heaven. And then, as if we didn’t want more, Wendell Pierce agreed to join that marriage. The metaphor is getting bad here. Carra Patterson also joined us, who we worked with in a episode of “Evil.” So it was really fun to all get back together, and then joining that marriage. The bed is getting very crowded, but we have guest stars like Stephen Moyer and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski, Linda Lavin and Blair Underwood. And that’s, you know, because we’re only on episode 5 or 6 now. So I also want to say that Wendell’s going to get a wife on the show. Wagner’s wife, who will be played by Gloria Rueben. That has been mentioned nowhere else. So anyway, that’s just to start. We wouldn’t mind doing the rest by listening to your questions and spouting off. So, let’s go, Victoria.

Victoria Saavedra: Thank you, Robert. All right. First question, Whitney Friedlander. Please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Whitney Friedlander: Hi, guys, did not know I was going to be the first question. So lucky me! I wanted to talk to how everyone wants to answer about the decision to set it up as like a “Columbo-style thing, where we know what happened first and then going on, and then Carrie. I wanna know about working with Steven Moyter again, after all these years.

Robert King and Michelle King: Sure.  The first half of the question, Michelle and I, o the pandemic…. I think we all discovered something about ourselves over the pandemic.  We realized that every night, we want to watch an episode of “Columbo” instead of the movies that were thrown our way.  And that just got us thinking, because we always wanted to work with Carrie again, that Elsbeth would make it very good. And you know about that “Columbo” build. It’s a very witty build that it’s not about “whodunnit” in that Agatha Christie way. It’s a HOWdunnit, which seems just as fascinating, if not even more fascinating, because it takes a wittier approach to, you know, puzzle-solving, or problem-solving, because the audience knows where this is headed, and then you could see the bad guy or bad woman reverse and try to get back at Carrie Preston’s character before she can solve it. So it just seemed like it wasn’t explored enough.

Robert King and Michelle King: And, Carrie, what was it like?Stephen Moyer guest stars on "Elsbeth" with series star Carrie Preston on CBS Thursdays.

Carrie Preston: Yeah. And then, it was interesting, right after they had sort of come up with this idea for “Columbo”, then there was this article in the New York Times, where there was this reporter, Elizabeth Vincentelli, and what she was watching during COVID was reruns of “Columbo.”  And then the last line of the article was, “We don’t need a reboot of ‘Columbo. Just give Elsbeth Tascioni her her own show.” So everybody it was in the zeitgeist, and so I am the lucky recipient ofmsaid Zeitgeist. And you know, Robert and Michelle, throughout the years had said, “Oh, we would love to do something with you. We would love to do something,” and then, with the timing, they would just bring me back, you know, periodically on “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight,”. And then just all of that lined up  to this to this moment happening. And so I’m extremely grateful. And to answer your question about Stephen Moyer…You know, “”True Blood”,” I mean, it holds a special, special place in my heart. I mean, my career sort of took off in a way that it hadn’t before that show, and so we all bonded. You know, we made “True Blood” kind of in a vacuum, and then it started airing. We weren’t even together, so we all bonded over that show, and he in particular, was like a real cast leader – he and Anna together – real cast leaders.  And he’s such a personable person, you know… he’s so outgoing and everything. And so, when they were casting this role on “Elsbeth,” I kept thinking, gosh! He would be so perfect because he’s so charming, but he can also be, you know, really dark, obviously, but having him on set during the pilot was such a comfort to me, because the stakes are really high and we wanted the show to be amazing. And you know you’re nervous. And they wrote this gorgeous — Robert and Michelle wrote this gorgeous script with these epic scenes. This is a very dialogue-heavy show. And so I really wanted somebody who, could, you know, really do that kind of scene work, somebody who understood that, and that’s Steven times of the billion.  And so that just gave me such, you know, real security, you know, in in A, in a, sometimes like nerve wracking situation. It was never that on this this pilot, because of Robert and Michelle and Stephen. And you know, Wendell and Cara.  It was just a really beautiful experience, that pilot time of my life. Really.

Jonathan Tolins: I would just like to say one thing about the the form, the howdunnit form.  Tou know, one of the things that was a little bit scary when Robert and Michelle called me and asked me to take this job was, “Oh, my God! Putting together all those mysteries!” But it actually is a really fun form to work in, and in our writers room, we call it, “the one act play that we open an episode with.” And we see, “How interesting can we make these characters, and this crime, before Elsbeth comes into it?”  And it we play with, you know…. “What do we tell the audience? What do we not tell the audience? What clues do we establish that they can try to find themselves? And which ones are we gonna hide for Elsbeth to find?” So, It’s a wonderful puzzle, and I think that’s one of the reasons why shows like this are so fun to watch. It’s like what they say, “play along at home.”

Wendell Pierce: Picking back on what Jonathan was saying. It was like going over my head. I was so into the thriller and the the whodunnit and howdunnit of the story… It was months later, when we actually started filming. I was like, “Do you realize this is kind of like Columbo?” Because I was so into the crime stories, and the one acts that they put together. And then I said, “Well, this is funny, too, man. I hope people really see and hear the humor.” Columbo was 3 times as long as our show, so we have to really move to put the cases together.

Victoria Saavedra: Great. Vlada Gilman, please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Vlada Gelman – TVLine: Hi, everybody! Thanks for doing this. For the EP’s. There’s a couple of mentions of Carey’s name in the first episode. Can you talk about the decision to reference him, and whether we’ll see him or anybody else from “The Good Fight/Good Wife” universe, and your approach to balancing how much this is a standalone show versus a spin off?

List of panelists on the press panel Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce, Carra Patterson, Robert King, Michelle King and Jonathan Tolins of "Elsbeth" on CBSRobert King and Michelle King: You’re talking about Carey Agos now, I assume?

Vlada Gelman – TVLine: Yes.

Robert King and Michelle King: Yes, he is referenced. We think about our friends in Chicago, but it’s not our expectation that they’re traveling to New York anytime soon. Elsbeth is is on her own in New York, which is kind of part of the fun that she’s really – she’s enjoying it, and enjoying it on her own.

Carrie Preston: I always say I have friends in Chicago. I rarely see them. Alicia is in New York, though.

Robert King and Michelle King: Yes, yes, she’s not, however, working with the NYPD solving crimes…That’s gonna be such a bad quote, that one, in so many ways.

Victoria Saavedra: A question just came in for you, Carra. How does Officer Blanke’s relationship with Elsbeth evolve beyond the premiere episode?

Carra Patterson: Oh, It evolves pretty quickly. I think she finds this unique bond that develops right away in Elsbeth. The way I look at it is, like, Elsbeth is this fun breath of fresh air that Kaya didn’t know that she needed.  She’s a very dedicated, by-the-book. you know, NYPD officer, hoping to get the approval of her superiors, and you know, she’s not thinking anything else. But this woman is gonna stick around, but as she does, she realizes that Elsbeth sees something in her, and and she respects that because she’s been, you know, trying to work her way up for a while, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. I know I’ve been in those positions where I think, like, if I just do the right thing, people will notice, and it takes a while ’cause most times, people are in their own world and sometimes don’t care, and Elsbeth, like, really, you know, sees something in Kaya. And so yeah, it’s really special. And they have this fun, interesting bond! That evolves pretty quickly right away. So I’m also looking forward it, but I’ve only read up to Episode 4. I haven’t even got the fifth script yet, so I’m curious to see how it continues to grow from there. But it’s already something really special.

Carrie Preston: Yeah, and I’ll I’ll jump in as well, and say, You know, both both Kaya and Elsbeth are underestimated by people around them, and I think that they bond in that way as well, and they see a mutual kind of support system and  relationship to– she’s not a police officer, to kind of justify her being there, and I  because Elsbeth has such a brilliant mind, I think, Kaya, you know, kind of being younger, sort of learns from that, you know unorthodox way of doing things.

Wendell Pierce: and I’m seeing the impact that it has on her, you know, as a commander. I see this thorn in my side, this woman who gives me anxiety. There’s these moments of epiphany where I ultimately see how she is having an impact on this young officer that I have, and it kind of spurs something in me to ask this young officer, “Well, what do you think about it? What is your investigative instinct on this? She’s obviously having an impact on you.” And I see their relationship evolve, and that kind of softens my edges and eases my concerns about who this woman is, investigating my department. I see the brilliance in her, and I love that epiphany and that observation of their relationship, and how it’s growing. It’s fun.

Victoria Saavedra: Amazing. Rob Owen, please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Rob Owen: Hi, for the producers, just a quick question.  Elsbeth had a child in “The Good Wife”. Will that ever be addressed, or should longtime fans just assume that Elsbeth’s ex-husband has custody.

Jonathan Tolins: Well, one of the first things I did was, I went back and watched every episode Elsbeth ever appeared in, and took notes on every bit of information that’s ever been mentioned. Her son was really only mentioned in the first episode, and we did the math. So, Teddy, which is, we have now named him, is in his twenties. It’s not a custody question at this point. We hope not. And he yes, we will hear more about him, and Elsbeth’s relationship with him as his mom.

Rob Owen: Thank you.

 

Victoria Saavedra: Abby Bernstein, please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Abbie Bernstein, Assignment X: Hi, there! This actually sort of follows on the previous question for both the writing producers and Ms. Preston. Had you known that Elsbeth was going to get her own series, is there anything you would have done differently with Elsbeth in the previous series to set this up?

Robert King and Michelle King: I’ll speak only for myself. No, and that sounds a touch arrogant again, like, “Oh, we did it all perfect,” but maybe better just say Carrie did it all perfect. No, I wouldn’t change a single thing. She is ready to walk into her new show exactly as she is. I would have given her an eye patch. Carrie.

Carrie Preston and Carra Patterson star in "Elsbeth" Thursdays on CBS.Carrie Preston: I will say. You know, one of my favorite sayings is, “if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage,” and so it’s always about the writing for me, and to have been trusted with this incredible role for years, never knowing when I was going to play it again, has been really a truly a gift every time it comes up. And so, when they came to me with this opportunity to play her, you know, all the time, you know, to be the the main course and not the side dish, you know, I found that to be a very delicious and exciting opportunity that I was ready to dive into, and also for myself, just as an actor, finding out more about this woman, you know. When you only have a certain number of scenes, there’s only so much information that you can get. But when you’re there all the time, you’re learning, I’m learning just as much about her new things, or I’m discovering new things. Especially the fact that she’s in this different situation, you know. So she’s a bit of a fish out of water. She’s very confident in the in the legal world, but you know she’s finding her way in this new world, and that’s that’s fun and exciting, too. And with Jonathan and the writers, I think it’s going to be a nice new thing. You know, this is decidedly not “The Good Wife”, and not “The Good Fight”. It’s its own world. It’s lighter, and it’s comedic in nature, I feel. And you know, you’ve got this case of the week, and it’s dealing with that and not politics. So we have a bunch of different new things. So it’s the same woman. But you don’t have to have watched those shows to dive into this show, I think.

Abbie Bernstein, Assignment X: Thank you.

Victoria Saavedra: Jim Halterman, please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Jim Halterman: Hey, everybody… Given what Carrie just said about the show being very comedic, What is the balance? As you’re writing the new scripts moving forward with comedy and drama… Do you want to instill dramatic moments in every episode, or is that more or an organic thing in the writers’ room.

Jonathan Tolins: I write everything funny. I can’t help it. I feel like we spent most of our lives trying to make each other laugh, so that kind of happens. But when you’re dealing with murder, obviously, and getting characters to the point where they will commit murder, there, absolutely, there is drama there… where we also have some investigation stuff going on in our precinct, with these characters that will lead to really dramatic stuff, you know, it’s all instinct. It’s all– I have a wonderful group of writers, and that room is very good at knowing when something feels right, when something feels too much or too little, and I trust that, you know?  You writing is not a conscious exercise. You have to at a certain point feel like you get into the vibe of these characters and let the show, you know, lead you.

Jim Halterman: Can I ask a question of Wendell while we’re on the subject? What do you enjoy doing more, drama or comedy?

Wendell Pierce: Wow! That’s a really good question. To nail something comedically is so difficult. I watch Carrie every day, and I’m just learning so much, you know?  And it’s so difficult, and that is so satisfying when you go, man, that’s great work, you know? So there’s that satisfaction of nailing something because I think that’s it’s more difficult.  To have the balance that I think we have in this show is really wonderful because it’s those dramatic moments where you find out when people lean on humor to feel comfortable or to break through, to deal with their fear, you know, to have the courage to do something. You know, we call it gallows humor. Sometime when they coexist is the Janus, you know, that face mask of comedy and tragedy that happens. That’s the great thing I really am enjoying about the show. I have become the Chatty Kathy on the cast. But no, and it’s because of the nature of the show, you know,  is all these great guest stars, and Carrie and Carra doing such great work. And and you know, I’m this guy, you know, who has to deal, be the commander, and the captain, and doing his political thing and trying to hide some of his history.  And I’m like a kid in a candy store, with all the opportunities that are given in this in the show. Elsbeth., to do drama to do comedy, to do really cinematic stuff, quiet, and at the same time deal with a lot of dialogue. So I’m enjoying the plethora of opportunities that you have given us, Robert.

Carrie Preston: They say – I think it was Robert, Michelle and Jonathan – they all say it’s as if Elsbeth is plopped down in the the middle of a very serious police procedural. So you have this dichotomy, you know, between their plan… They’re sort of in the the black, white, and grey tones of New York City. And then this very bright –I’m at work today. By the way — (wearing a bright outfit) this very bright character plops down into the middle of all that. And I think that creates a really fun tension between the drama and the comedy.

Jonathan Tolins: Yeah, as luck would have it, I worked, you know, I had the good fortune of working on “The Good Fight,” for Robert and Michelle, and became good friends with another producer on that show, Billy Finkelstein, and he asked me to work on his last show, which was “East New York,” which was a CBS New York procedural – go figure. But I worked on that show, not realizing it was putting me in very good stead to understand how to do a CBS procedural police show, and then, you know, be able to bring, you know, what I worked on in the last year. I worked on both “East New York” and “Schmigadoon!,” which, I think put me in the perfect spot.

Victoria Saavedra: Carrie, what do you love about this character? And why do you enjoy playing her?

Carrie Preston: Oh, my gosh! I love her mind! This is a brilliant woman who is so mercurial, so fast, so she’s like quicksilver. She can be saying one thing, thinking another, and her body is doing a third thing. And so that is really fun to navigate, to map out, to play. I spend more time in prep for this character than almost anything else I’ve ever played because of that, and that, you know, I really enjoy finding how, you know, how fast she is with everything, and figuring out what exactly it is that she is thinking, and why she’s saying a certain thing, and what’s making her turn this way and that, and the writing helps with that, of course. But that’s probably my favorite thing about her is her brain, you know?

Victoria Saavedra: Thank you. We have time for one last question. Megan Behnke, please unmute yourself and ask your question.

Megan Behnke: Hi, this question is really for anyone, but… with the show centering on a new case each week, is there anyone at the top of your list that you’d love to have guest star, on top of your current guest stars that are going to be appearing already?

Robert King and Michelle King: John.

Jonathan Tolins: I didn’t. My fear is that the minute you name someone, it’s never gonna happen. So I mean, there are people that I–

Carrie Preston:   Say, “Donald Trump.” Say, “Donald Trump!

Robert King and Michelle King: “The Good Fight,” is over.

Jonathan Tolins: We’ve stopped fighting that fight. Yeah, I don’t want to name anybody.  Although, there were- there are people that I’ve worked with in the past, whom, I’m excited that if the show, you know, launches well, and looks like a thing that people want to do, I am going to woo them like crazy. Because who wouldn’t want to work with this cast in New York? And I know the last thing I just want to say. I think we can keep attracting these great actors, because, you know, and I know this from working in the theater…. What actors want is they want parts with great subtext, aand these are parts where someone killed someone, and they don’t want to show it, and there’s nothing more fun to play than that.

Carrie Preston: Also, you know, we have these really juicy, meaty, meaty scenes. I mean, we’re not doing, like, little, short, one-eighth-of-a-page scenes, you know. We’re doing 7-page dialogue scenes sometimes, and that’s very attractive to actors, to be able to do that on television. You don’t usually get that opportunity.

Victoria Saavedra: Thank you to our panelists, and to all of you for joining. We are going to say goodbye with Carrie Preston, who has some final thoughts.

Carrie Preston: Hopefully, you all can just sense the enthusiasm that we all have for this project. It’s called “Elsbeth,” but there are hundreds of people lifting her up and getting her out into the world. And, you, as journalists, you know, are a gigantic part of that team. So I just wanna thank y’all, you know, from the bottom of my big, enthusiastic Elsbeth heart, you know, for spreading the word about the show. We’re nothing without an audience, and you know, y’all are our connection to that audience. So thank you for your time today, and for being so supportive of this incredible group of artists that I have  the privilege of working with every day. So thank you so very much for your time today.

Victoria Saavedra: Thank you, Carrie.

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Key art for "Elsbeth" on CBSELSBETH stars Emmy Award winner Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce), a charismatic and revered leader. Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways. ELSBETH is based on the character featured in THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT.

Series premiere Thursday, Feb. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs).

ON AIR:

ORIGINATION:

Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

New York

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:

Carrie Preston

(Elsbeth Tascioni)

Wendell Pierce

(Captain C.W. Wagner)

Carra Patterson

(Officer Kaya Blanke)

PRODUCED BY:

CBS Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer and Jonathan Tolins

Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni from the CBS original pilot ELSBETH. -- Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Carrie Preston is reprising her Emmy Award-winning role as the astute but unconventional attorney Elsbeth Tascioni in the new CBS drama ELSBETH. The beloved character was first introduced in the acclaimed series THE GOOD WIFE on the Network and appeared in THE GOOD FIGHT on Paramount+.

Preston recently spent four seasons starring as Polly in the TNT series “Claws.” Prior to that, she played Arlene Fowler for seven seasons on HBO’s “True Blood,” while also recurring for five seasons on the Network’s PERSON OF INTEREST – playing the love interest to her real-life husband, Michael Emerson.

Other major TV series include the co-leading role in the NBC sitcom “Crowded,” ABC’s LGBTQ rights-driven miniseries “When We Rise” and arcs opposite Hank Azaria in “Brockmire” and Joshua Jackson in “Dr. Death.” Her extensive list of guest star appearances includes ABC’s “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives.”

Preston made her feature film debut in Julia Roberts blockbuster “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Other notable film roles include scene-stealing performances in “Duplicity,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” the Oscar nominated “Transamerica” (as Felicity Huffman’s sister), “That Evening Sun” with Hal Holbrook, “One of These Days” with Joe Cole and “To the Bone” with Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins. She recently played Kevin Bacon’s wife in two films: the Kyra Sedgwick-helmed “Space Oddity” and “THEY/THEM.” She will soon be seen opposite Paul Giamatti in Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers.”

Trained at Juilliard, Preston made her Broadway debut playing Miranda to Patrick Stewart’s Prospero in “The Tempest” and later played Honey with Stewart and Mercedes Ruehl in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at The Guthrie Theater. Other stage work includes “Festen” with Jeremy Sisto and Julianna Margulies, “The Rivals,” “Antony and Cleopatra” with Vanessa Redgrave, and playing Mia Farrow’s daughter in James Lapine’s “Fran’s Bed.”

Preston is also a sought-after director. Television credits include two episodes of THE GOOD FIGHT, two episodes of Showtime’s YOUR HONOR and two episodes of “Claws,” in which she also starred. She also directed the Sundance Film Festival feature “That’s What She Said” starring the late Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat.

Preston lives in New York City with her husband, Michael, and their adopted dog, Chumley. In her free time, Carrie supports LGBTQIA+ rights and GLAAD, is an honorary board member for the new play development organization The New Harmony Project and is a supporter of Parkinson’s disease research. Her birthday is June 21. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @carriepreston.

Wendell Pierce as Captain C.W. Wagner from the CBS original pilot ELSBETH. -- Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Wendell Pierce has established himself as a prolific award-winning actor with a body of work on stage, television and film that spans more than three decades. Pierce will star as Captain C.W. Wagner, a charismatic and revered NYPD leader in the new CBS drama ELSBETH, based on the character featured in THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT.

Universally hailed for his portrayal of Det. Bunk Moreland on HBO’s groundbreaking series “The Wire,” Pierce was also praised for his starring role as Antoine Baptiste on David Simon’s critically acclaimed series “Tremé.” Most recently, he starred as James Greer in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” alongside John Krasinski, as well as in an episode of the new Fox anthology series “Accused.”

Pierce returned to Broadway in 2022 for a limited engagement to reprise his portrayal of Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Play. Pierce made his Broadway debut as Boy Willie in August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson.” His other Broadway credits include Carol Churchill’s “Serious Money” and John Pielmeier’s “Boys of Winter.” Other theater credits include “Cost of Living,” “Brokeology,” “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” “Cymbeline,” “Two Gentleman of Verona,” “Tartuffe,” “Waiting for Godot,” “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Oedipus Cycle.”

In film, Pierce’s wide-ranging work includes Ava Duvernay’s “Selma,” Taylor Hackford’s “Ray,” Spike Lee’s “Malcom X” and “Get on the Bus,” Forest Whittaker’s “Waiting to Exhale,” Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner “Clemency,” and the Bounce Original Film “Don’t Hang Up,” for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Limited Series.

On television, Pierce starred as Robert Zane on USA Network’s “Suits,” and had recurring roles on Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN and NBC’s “Chicago PD.” He appeared in HBO’s award-winning “Confirmation” as Clarence Thomas and “Between the World and Me,” based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

A Juilliard alum and a 1981 White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Pierce is the recipient of several awards, including the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theater; the Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Rev. Tillman in the drama “Burning Cane,” for which he also received Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations; a Tony Award as a producer of “Clybourne Park”; and Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Image Award for his role of Slick in the HBO drama “Life Support,” opposite Queen Latifah.Carra Paterson as Officer Kaya Blanke from the CBS original pilot ELSBETH. -- Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Pierce is co-owner of Equity Media, the new ownership group of WBOK 1230AM, a 70-year-old legacy Black talk radio station in New Orleans and the oldest Black-owned radio station in Louisiana. Pierce is the author of his memoir, The Wind in the Reeds.

Currently, Pierce splits his residence between New York City and his native New Orleans. His birthday is Dec. 8. Follow him on Twitter @WendellPierce and Instagram @wendellpcg.

Carra Patterson will star as Officer Kaya Blanke, a stoic and ethical officer in the new CBS drama based on the character featured in THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT, ELSBETH.

Most recently, Patterson starred in “Turner & Hooch” and “Servant.” Television guest appearances include EVIL, “Straight Outta Compton,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Arrangement,” along with BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE on the Network.

Additionally, Patterson will star as Coretta Scott King in the upcoming Higher Ground feature film “Rustin,” directed by George C. Wolfe, opposite Colman Domingo, Chris Rock and Audra McDonald.

Currently, Patterson resides in New York City. Her birthday is Jan. 31. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CarraPatterson.

 

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Alex and Kristen ran into each other. They talked about Theresa. Tate called Brady and Theresa and told them about being transferred to a halfway house in Salem. Theresa and Brady were excited until Tate said he didn’t want to go. EJ and Nicole went to Holly when she woke up. Kristen couldn’t believe Alex bought Theresa a ring and didn’t give her the ring. Alex said he wasn’t sure if he wanted to get married even though he knows he loves her. Kristen wanted to know what brought it on. He said he went to a meeting for addicts and didn’t want to push her. Kristen told him he should have settled for a long engagement instead of pushing Theresa in Brady’s arms. Alex called her delusional if she thought she was going to get Brady. Chad and Sarah talked about Xander being framed. While they were talking, EJ called and told Sarah that Holly woke up. Holly didn’t realize what was going on. Nicole told her she was in the hospital and was home. She said she was much better. Holly asked if the party ended. EJ came in and said Sarah was on her way. Nicole told her everything was going to be okay. When Nicole and EJ went to the side, she told him Holly thought it was New Year’s Eve. Brady and Theresa wanted to know why Tate didn’t want to come home. Tate said he didn’t want to be close to them. He said they didn’t try to help him. Brady and Theresa wanted a chance to fight for him. When they got off the phone, Brady said Theresa shouldn’t have told Tate about his letter.

Stephanie ran into Chad at the town square. She was looking for advice from Alice. He comforted her about Everett. Kristen and Alex talked about Brady and how they were fighting for custody of Rachel. While they were talking, she said she was going to see Brady. Kristen told Alex to go see Theresa if he wanted her back. She told him their conversation never happened. Chad asked Stephanie if she believed Everett. Stephanie said she didn’t know what to believe. Chad said there was bad blood between Jada and Everett. Stephanie said Everett didn’t remember. She said Jada had pictures of him on her phone. He said he had a bad feeling about Everett. Chad asked if she wanted to go to the Horton house with him. Brady told Theresa that Tate might not have had an attitude if he didn’t tell him about the letter. Theresa said he was upset before the letter. Kristen showed up to see Brady. Theresa and Kristen got in an argument before Theresa left the room. Kristen gave Brady the Valentine’s Day card Rachel made for him. She said Rachel didn’t like seeing them fight. Brady asked her to thank Rachel for him. Kristen told him to thank her himself. When Brady was showing Kristen out of the apartment, Alex showed up. Sarah checked on Holly. She examined Holly. Holly said she was tired. She told Holly to get some rest. Sarah told Nicole and EJ that she wanted to get Holly to the hospital to do some tests. She told them what to do in the meantime. Nicole went to get ice chips. EJ thanked Sarah for coming by. Sarah told him Xander didn’t shoot Harris, but EJ didn’t believe it. Theresa told Alex that he shouldn’t be at the apartment. Alex said they needed to talk. Kristen told Brady they should leave Theresa and Alex alone. Brady told Alex to leave. Chad and Stephanie went to the Horton house. He apologized for talking about Abby. Stephanie understood. While they were talking, Stephanie asked about the kids. She said she hoped they understood why she wasn’t around anymore. Chad said they did. When Nicole came back to Holly’s room, she and Sarah talked about EJ trying to make Xander pay. Sarah said Xander was innocent. Holly woke up but went back to sleep. Nicole asked if it was going to keep happening. Sarah said she might. She said Holly might need physical therapy because of the coma. Tate called Brady and Theresa and told them he was coming home. Kristen and Alex were upset when Brady and Theresa hugged each other.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Abe and Chanel were there for Paulina. Chanel talked to Abe about Paulina and the advice she gave her. Abe said Paulina was his hero. Everett talked to Chad at the police station. Chad asked why they had to meet at the police station. Everett said it was about Lucas. He asked if Chad talked to Stephanie, but Chad said he didn’t. Before Everett could talk to him, Jada showed up. Chad asked why they were at the police station. Jada said it was about the attempted murder of Lucas. Chad asked if Lucas was okay. Jada said he was okay. She said the shooting occurred when Harris was shot. Jada said the gunman broke into the pub and shot fire. She said Chad and Everett were there because only a few people knew where Lucas was. Jada said they were determined to find out who said something. EJ and Nicole talked to Johnny about Holly being home. They told him what was going on with Holly. Johnny wanted to know what the next steps were with Holly. Nicole said the next step was for Holly to open her eyes. She asked about Paulina’s thyroid surgery. Johnny said the surgery was successful, but she had a heart attack. He said the doctors took care of it. Johnny told them he and Chanel got married. EJ and Nicole congratulated him on getting married. He gave Johnny his blessing. Chad told Jada that he wouldn’t hurt Lucas because he was Abby’s uncle. Everett said they didn’t have a reason to go after Lucas when he was giving them information for the story. Jada asked them who Lucas contacted. Chad said Lucas contacted him. Everett said he talked to Lucas. Chad said he and Everett were the only ones who knew about Lucas’ location. Jada asked if anyone else in the office was there. Chad told her the office was empty. He said no one knew where they were going. Everett said they wouldn’t compromise a source. Jada asked why they visited Clyde at Statesville.

Kayla came in Paulina’s room. Abe and Chanel asked how Paulina was doing. Kayla said she had good and bad news. She said Paulina’s was progressing the way they expected. Kayla said the heart attack did damage. Abe wondered what that meant. Kayla said Paulina had a long road ahead of her. She said Paulina may need a heart transplant. Paulina woke up and wondered what was going on. Johnny went to see Holly. Everett told Jada that he and Chad went to see Clyde about an article. Jada made fun of them. Chad said they wanted to write an article and wanted Clyde to talk to them. He asked if she thought he would want to be in the same room as the man who murdered his wife. Jada said she understood his history with Clyde, but she had to ask. She asked Everett about his connection to Clyde. When she called him Stein, Everett corrected her. Everett said he didn’t have a connection with Clyde. Jada said he went to see Clyde and then Lucas’ location was compromised. Everett said he had nothing to do with that. She said she didn’t believe him, and they were going to sit there until they said something she believed. EJ and Nicole showed up while Johnny was with Holly. Johnny blamed himself for not seeing what was happening. EJ said it was Tate’s fault. Nicole didn’t want to focus on negativity. Chanel and Kayla left Paulina’s room. Jada wanted Chad and Everett to stay in the interrogation room until she came back. Chad and Everett talked about what happened. He wondered why Jada was after Everett. Everett said he had to tell him something. Paulina asked Abe to take care of her daughters no matter what happened. He promised to take care of them and said she would be there for them. Everett told Chad he went by another name in the past. He said there were things he didn’t remember before the accident. Chad said he remembered Stephanie and worm his way back in her life. He didn’t believe Everett remembered Stephanie but not his wife. Everett said he was never married. He said Jada was angry with him. Chad understood why she was angry. He asked how Stephanie reacted to him breaking her heart again. Everett said he loved Stephanie. Chad said they didn’t know who he was. He said Everett didn’t respect his relationship with Stephanie. Everett said it was his own fault that he wasn’t with Stephanie. Chad and Everett got into an argument over Stephanie. Jada came back and wondered what was going on. Chad apologized for what Everett did to her. She warned Chad and Everett not to leave town. Johnny showed up at the hospital and comforted Chanel about Paulina. Everett apologized to Jada for not remembering their lives together. Jada said the apology didn’t mean anything. She told him how they met each other. He said he was trying to make things right by seeing Marlena. Jada said she wanted to forget meeting him. Chanel and Johnny went back to Paulina’s room. She told Paulina that Lana was released and was coming to see her.

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Days Short Recap Monday, February 26, 2024

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Stefan didn’t think it was a good idea for Harris to wake up. Wendy hyperventilated while she and Tripp were in the tank. Marlena told Everett and Stephanie that he had signs of a brain injury. Ava wanted to know why Stefan didn’t want Harris to come out of his coma. Rafe and Kayla talked in Harris’ hospital room. Kayla wanted Harris to open his eyes. He did it. Harris didn’t remember that he was shot so Kayla told him about it. Ava wanted information about Harris. Stefan wanted to leave, but Rafe stopped him. Everett told Marlena about what happened with Jada. He felt like he was losing his mind. Everett swore he didn’t know who Robert was. Marlena asked him if he had any memories of being Bobby Stein. He said he didn’t remember anything. Stephanie asked her how he could remember somethings and not others. Marlena thought it was possible because of PTSD. Tripp tried to get Wendy to calm down from her claustrophobia. She told him about her past.

Rafe wanted Ava and Stefan to stick around the hospital in case he started talking. Ava was grateful that Harris woke up. Everett didn’t know what was going on. Stephanie didn’t know what happened either. She wanted to wait to see what the doctors had to say. He wanted to know what would happen if he had brain tumor. Everett didn’t want to be alone. She assured him that he wouldn’t be alone. Stefan wondered what Harris told Rafe. Rafe talked to Harris about the loading dock. Harris told him that Kayla didn’t tell him about that. Rafe wanted to find out who he was meeting at the loading dock. He asked Harris if he knew who shot him. Marlena wondered if Everett had old friends that could fill in the blanks for him. He told her about a couple of people in Seattle. She wanted to start sessions with him soon. He was surprised that Marlena was a psychologist. Stefan was about to tell Ava what Clyde wanted him to do. Kayla and Marlena talked about Everett’s case. She asked Marlena if she thought he could be faking. Everett noticed that Stephanie was being quiet. She wanted to wait to see what happened. Everett received a phone call so he had to leave the hospital. He told her the police wanted him at the station right away. Rafe told Ava and Stefan that Harris didn’t have a memory of who shot him.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Scotty and John run into each other at Karen’s grave to bring her flowers for her birthday. John and Scotty talk about how much they hate Sonny. Scotty wonders if John is there to finally take down Sonny. John tells Scotty he is there to protect Sonny and Scotty encourages John not to protect Sonny and let nature take its course, but John tells Scotty he isn’t that kind of agent. John tells Scotty that he is sure that things don’t end well for people in Sonny’s profession.

Carly tells Sonny that John came by Bobbie’s restaurant asking about him but she didn’t tell him anything about him. Sonny tells Carly he doesn’t trust her or Michael anymore so he can’t tell her what is going on with him but makes it clear that he can take care of himself.

Brook Lynn is angry with Tracy because she had a prenuptial agreement sent to Chase without asking her if she and Chase wanted a prenuptial agreement. Brook Lynn rushes to talk to Chase but he has already arrived at the mansion to talk to her. Josslyn finds Dex in Rockland but he tells her this will be the last time they see each other because he will soon be changing locations.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Claire persuades Victoria to support her because she wants to help Victor set a trap for Jordan. Victoria doesn’t know that Victor plans to stage a family photo shoot so Jordan can see it and fall into his trap.

Ashley tells Tucker she wants him back because she knows he still loves her and then she gives him a kiss in front of Audra. Audra is so angry at Ashley’s actions that she demands from Tucker they leave for Paris tonight. Ashley continues to hear the voices in her head tell her she should stop her plan. The voices tell Ashley to “come out” and then Ashley begins to cry.

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Days Transcript Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

I’m sorry, ma’am. Ma’am? Oh, yeah. Kristen, hi. Yeah, it’s Kristen. I did not know that was you. I’m sorry. Oh, well, now that you do, maybe you could call me Miss. Yes, absolutely. Uh, my head was someplace else. Anyway, I was going to run into you. Yeah, literally. Uh, so tell me, uh, what’s got you so hyper focused? Uh, it’s nothing.

Yeah, let me guess. Does it have to do with one genie, Teresa Donovan? No kidding, is that really her name? Oh my god, you guys are that close, huh? I mean, we were until recently. She just moved out, back with Brady. Excuse me? Yeah, she moved back out of the townhouse. With Brady. A little cream and two sugars, right?

Thank you. Yes. Thank you for letting me shack up here, again. Well, uh Tate’s room is just sitting there empty anyway. You know what makes me feel close to him? Just being in his room. Especially after that nightmare visit. You know, they say that every teenage boy at one point in time just tells his parents that he hates them.

You know, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Do you think it was just a rant? Like Pent up frustrations. I think he’s got a reason to be frustrated, right? Yeah, but not to take it out on us. As someone who was once a teenage boy, I know that you have all these feelings that you just don’t know how to deal with and sometimes they just fly out at the worst possible time.

Funny guess, is that Alex again? Oh, God. He will not leave me alone. Just give it a rest, Alex. Oh my God, it’s Tay. Hmm? Hi, honey. Are

you alright, darling? Would you like some water? It wasn’t me, I thought it was you. Mom.

Like

sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Tate, are you there? Yeah, I’m here. Okay, okay, your dad is here with me too. I’m gonna put you on speaker, okay? No, Mom, don’t. Hey, buddy, how you doing? We certainly hope that you’re calling to apologize for what you said to us. I’m not calling about that. Is there a problem? Mom, I wanted to let you know that, uh, Justin called me this morning.

He let me know that a spot opened up at one of the halfway houses in Salem. That’s fantastic! Yeah, he, uh, he said that I could transfer there if I want, since I’ve done a good job here. Um, Justin said that I needed to let you know. Buddy, that is great news. Yeah, we, we cannot wait to see you. So when is the, uh, transfer happening?

That’s the thing. I don’t want to go. Oh my

gosh, she’s awake. Hi. Sweetheart. Hi. Mommy’s here. I’m right here, baby. Hi. Hi. You’re awake. Hello, Holly dear. We’re so happy to talk to you. I’m gonna go call Sarah, okay? Yeah.

What time is it? What time? It’s, it’s 7. 30.

Did the party end?

Okay, let me get this straight. So you bought a huge rock, which Teresa found, but you didn’t propose to her? I was thinking about it, but I changed my mind. Oh my god, you are evolution in reverse. No, no, no, whoa, it’s actually the opposite. See, I gave this a whole lot of thought, because I didn’t know if this was a smart move or not.

Until I had this feeling wash over me, and I thought this could possibly be the biggest mistake of my life. Even though At times I do think I love Teresa.

At times you think. Oh honey, that is so romantic. And so what popped into your head? I went to a meeting. Oh. For people whose loved ones are addicts, and I sat there listening to them share their stories about what it was like to be in a relationship with somebody like Teresa. I was also thinking about Tate.

And, uh, that’s too much of a problem for your little brain to handle? No, this is not a small thing, Kristen. Like, this girl has a lot of things going on, a lot to work on. And I want to be supportive to that. But I also know that if I’m in the picture, it could pose a problem for her. She needs to just focus on herself, and I don’t want to mess things up.

Okay, Alex, I mean, she fell off the wagon. One time, and apparently she got right back up again. So don’t you think you’re overreacting just a touch? Charissa, no, I don’t. It hasn’t been sober for six months. And another thing that they said was that a recovering addict should take at least that amount of time before making any big decisions.

Ah. So now you’re an expert on, uh, addiction, right? Okay, you know what, I think you just got cold feet. Okay, did you not listen to a word she said? Alex, Alex, I did, I heard everything you just said. Okay. Okay, but you could have settled on a long engagement instead of pushing that woman right into Brady’s arms.

I didn’t push her into anybody’s arms, she decided to leave. Okay, yeah, because you broke her heart. And now she’s with Brady, my Brady. Oh, so you’re Brady? Yes! Okay, Brady hasn’t been yours for a very long time, ma’am. So if you actually think you stand a chance of getting back with him, It’s delusional.

Hey there. Chad! I’m running. Hi. Is this seat taken? It is not. Yeah? Come join me. Thank you. Oh, man, this place gets busier and busier every day. Which is, uh, which is great for my, my new niece in law, I suppose, huh? That’s right! I heard about Johnny and Chanel. It’s very exciting. I’m happy for them. Yes, yes.

Hopefully it works out better than the last time. It will. Come on. I believe in second chances. And, and thirds. Oh. Are, are you a hopeless romantic? I am a hopeful romantic. Always hopeful. Uh, I just dropped the kids off at school, and they were raving about their playdate with Victoria. That’s so sweet.

Although I don’t know how much she plays right now. What do you mean? Are you kidding me? The kids were cracking up at her little giggle fits, which is just, you know, they really need that right now, so. And I’m very glad that my mom is babysitting so much, so they can all hang out. How are you holding up?

You know, it’s, uh, it’s tough. I, uh, worry a lot about Thomas and Charlotte. And, and Doug and Julie, of course. You know, losing the home that they love is just All that history. It’s gotta be, gotta be really tough. And tough for you, too. Yeah. Well, I mean, God bless your mother. She’s a saint, taking us all in without even batting an eye.

She is that, but That’s what families do. She’s always said that. And we are all here for you. Thank you. What about you? What’s um, I mean, the thing with Xander must have shaken you up a bit. Yeah, yeah, I mean, I’m hanging in there. Did he, did he say what happened? He went for a run. That’s it. Everything else after that is a mistake and a framed job.

He didn’t shoot that detective. You sure? I am absolutely sure. Look, Xander has screwed up royally in the past. He was on a dark path, but he is right at himself. He’s seen the light. Well, you know what? I have a feeling that that light is you. I’m pretty sure it’s Victoria. Anyway, now we just need to get your brother to see the light and get it through his thick skull.

Bet Xander is innocent. Yeah.

Weird. Speak of the devil. EJ? Sarah, you won’t believe it. Holly woke up. What? Oh my god, that’s fantastic! What’s fantastic? I can’t tell you because it’s doctor patient confidentiality, but I am sure your brother will be calling you.

Honey, the party ended a long time ago. But now you’re home, safe and sound. Mom? Yeah? Why are you crying? Well, cause honey, I’m just so happy to see you. What is this? Oh, that’s a um, That’s a Japanese healing bowl. EJ got it as a gift on va Isn’t it beautiful? Honey, you were hurt. And you were in the hospital, but you’re home now.

You’re okay. You’re much better. Did it end? Did the party end? Oh, Sarah’s on her way.

Hello, love. It’s so good to see those beautiful eyes of yours again.

It’s okay, honey. You, you don’t have to talk. It’s okay. Everything’s gonna be okay. I’m sorry. I’ll get you some water. She still thinks it’s New Year’s Eve.

She has no idea what happened.

Hello? You guys heard me, right? We heard you, we just don’t understand. Tate, why would you not want to be transferred to Salem? You’d be so close by. That’s it. That’s the reason. I don’t want to be close by. You guys act like I should be grateful that I’m in here. Like this is a good thing. Like I’m guilty.

But I’m not. Neither of you believes in me enough to fight for me. That’s, that’s not true, buddy. We, we do believe in you and we, we are fighting for you. Then get me out of here. We’re working on it. Tate, let us prove to you that we believe in you, okay? We want that chance. I’ll think about it.

You should not have told him about my letter. Excuse me? This is my fault?

Hey, yeah, thanks for coming in early, Leo. Yeah, no, I’ll be there soon. Uh, no, I don’t imagine Everett’s gonna be coming in today. Yeah, hey, the um, the, uh, the article on the, uh, the Horton House piece is, yeah, great work. Yeah, okay, yeah, keep me posted. Thanks.

Everyone says you’re the go to gal for advice. It’s Mrs. Horton. What should I do about Everett? Hey, fancy, uh, fancy meeting you here. Hey, Chad. I, I was just, um, catching up with Salem’s first couple. Yeah. How I wish I’d known them. Me too. I’ve heard a lot of stories about him. Yeah, Jennifer, uh, Jennifer used to talk about her grandparents all the time.

Uh, funny thing, Julie was, um, she was, uh, she was just telling some stories the other day. Me and the kids. Would’ve loved to have heard those. Would’ve the kids reactions. I miss them. I miss you too. How you doing?

Not so great. It’s been a confusing time. Yeah. Uh, I, uh, I know about Everett. You mean Bobby. I’m sorry.

Me too.

Uh, I am not delusional, Alex. No, I’m not. And if I want Brady back, I can damn well get him back. I can make it happen. Really? Yes, I can. Why haven’t you? Well, maybe you’ve heard, uh, we’ve been in a brutal battle for custody and my daughter is my priority. Yeah. I like the way you try Kristen. Really? Oh my god.

You know what, Alex , Brady and I, we were good together once. Terrific. Even. Terrific. Yeah. As in like the kidnappings and the guns being pulled. You know what? He’s, no, no, no. Hold on. He’s the one who pulled the gun on me. Oh, . Okay. Right good. What right? Yeah, okay. All right. You know what it is true, okay? Brady and I you know do bring out the worst in each other, but we also Bring out the best the best.

Yes, like what one day a year. Oh my god. Yeah, just you cannot talk to you right now Okay, you know what I’m gonna head over there now With no reason at all. Oh, I don’t need a reason. I’ll come up with one on the spot Wow, and if you want your little bed buddy back You can get your ass over Now, Alex, on the record, this conversation, it never happened.

What conversation? Exactly! I’m sorry, I’m just really struggling with all this. Well, no, of course you’re struggling, it’s mind blowing. Hey, look, you can tell me that’s none of my business if you want. Um, but do you believe this guy? I don’t know what to believe. Uh, Everett and I saw Jada the other day and, um, wasn’t pretty.

I mean, there’s some real bad blood between the two of them. Except she doesn’t remember any of it. Or so he says. Yeah, that’s what he said. No memories of her, nothing of the marriage. But she had She’s got dozens of photos of them on her phone. They were married. While he and I were dating. While we were in love, supposedly.

Look, I, I mean, I gave him a chance. You know, but, uh, but I always thought something was, uh, was a little bit off with that one. I wish I had sensed that too. And now for all I know, he’s a pathological liar. Oh my god, this whole, this whole thing is such a mess.

So you came to the old, uh, Horton’s for some advice. I’ll take any help I can get. Well, speaking of icons, I’m, uh, I’m on my way to the Horton House right now to take some pictures for Julie. I mean, the, uh, insurance adjusters and, uh, and Julie wants her own documentation, so You know, if you want to tag along.

Maybe he’ll take your mind off things. And I got treats.

Look, I’m just saying that when he heard that you knew about the letter that he sent me, that’s what set him off. Oh, that’s what set him off? Come on, Brady. He was already pissed at you. That’s why he wrote that cold letter to you in the first place.

Hello, Brady. Hi, Steph. I know I should have called first. Theresa, I didn’t know you were here. What a surprise. Yeah, just peachy. I am so sorry for barging in. I doubt that. You know, Brady and I share a child together, sweetie. Oh, as do he and I, sweetie. Oh, yes, I, except I believe yours is in rehab. I mean, that’s what I heard.

You know what? I think that you’re here to talk to Brady and not me, so I’m going to excuse myself and go to Tate’s room, where I will be staying.

I’m so sorry for interrupting our meeting. Kristen. What? What do you want? Oh, well, um, I came to bring you this. I’m so sorry that she tore it up and, uh, Rachel just doesn’t like to see us fight, as you well know. Yeah, she’s pretty dramatic. Showing that. She’s pretty dramatic in general, huh? Like her mother.

Well, tell her thank you and I appreciate the gesture, okay? Okay, well you know what? I think you should, uh, do it in person. And maybe you and I can go together and show her that we still can work things out, you know? Except, except we don’t and we never do. Yeah, but maybe we can try harder.

Maybe.

So, how was date? I know that, um, it must have been really nice to meet you. Look, I don’t want to It was fine, I just, I don’t want to get into that right now, okay? Thank you for this, I appreciate it, but I gotta, I gotta see you, okay? I just Alex, Birdie, Kristen, Alex, Theresa. Well, now it’s a party.

Hi, Ollie. It’s Aunt Sarah. How you feeling? Why? Why? Oh, I know, I know. It’s kind of confusing. Um, but I just wanted to check in on you and see how you’re doing. Is it okay? Okay, cool. So, um, can you follow my finger?

Awesome. Alright, I am going to, uh, I’m going to shine this super annoying light into each one of your eyes for a few seconds, is that okay? Alright, here we go.

Perfect! Tired. Yeah. Okay, you get some rest, alright sweetheart? Okay. Okay. Um, so Her pupils are reflexive and responsive, and she’s following simple commands, which is all very great news. Um, I, I would like to get her to the hospital to do some comprehensive tests. Just, you know, an EEG, some blood work, pain assessment.

Now? No, no, no, no. Um, let’s let her get acclimated first. Well, whatever she needs, she’ll have it. Okay, um, for right now, that’s just gonna be ice chips and then, uh, water. And we can slowly work her up to liquids like broth, just nothing too hot. And then we can get to Planned foods. I’ll send a whole list.

Don’t worry. And okay, and then I would like to schedule for some tests Anything else we should do? Just let her go at her own pace and I’m gonna update her chart Okay, um, I’ll go get the ice chips

Thank you for coming. I know I’m not your favorite person right now. I’m here for Holly, not for you. I understand. You know that Sander shouldn’t be in jail right now. He didn’t shoot Detective Michaels. And he should be out on bail until we can prove it. Well, we’re going to have to agree to disagree on that one.

Unfortunately, Frisanda, the facts are not on his side.

You shouldn’t be here, Alex. You won’t answer any of my calls or texts. We are, and you know the reason for that. Well, we need to talk, Theresa. We need to have an adult conversation, huh? Oh, are you calling me childish now? I’m saying that you never gave me a chance to explain. You put up a wall and took off.

Oh. Maybe we should leave them to them. Why don’t we grab a coffee? No, we’re not grabbing coffee. Alex, she Look, she doesn’t owe you any explanations. And honestly, what Teresa and I need is for both of you to kindly go.

Oh my God, I didn’t know it was this bad. Yeah. Pretty tough to see, huh? Wow. The last time I was here was Christmas Eve. Such a special night. Beautiful tree, the family all around, singing, opening gifts. Yeah, I remember, um, I remember when, uh, when Abby brought me here and I got my Christmas ornament. And we stood right there, and then home, and Abby was wearing this red sweater and she just looked so beautiful.

It was, I’m sorry, that was insensitive. Yeah, I stick my foot in my mouth sometimes. No, no, no, not insensitive. Abby was my cousin. I loved her very much. You and I are friends now. Yeah. Oh, I forgot to, um, I forgot to tell you. The Christmas ornaments were saved. Really? Yes, they were just downstairs in the basement.

Uh, not a scratch on them. Ah, my God. Maggie and Julie must have been Thrilled, Doug, too. Yeah, they were, it’s just, they were beside themselves. They were, they were so happy. Wow. How are Thomas and Charlotte doing? They’re, um, they’re having a bit of a hard time. Charlotte keeps waking up at night terrified of a fire, but I had to give her a tour of the Karyakis Mansion, show her where all the smoke detectors were.

Oh. And, uh, and teach Thomas and Charlotte to call 9 1 1 in case of a another fire, so. Well, they’ve really had to grow up these past couple of years. Yeah, they sure did. I hope they understand why I’m not around anymore. Yeah, no, of course they do. I mean, the talk at Christmas helped. You know, with the fire, they, um, they want somebody to stay with them until they fall asleep.

So, we switch. Me, Doug, and Julie. Take turns. Your kids. They’re the sweetest. Yeah, they are. I might be biased. A little bit.

Okay. Well, uh, I should probably take some pictures. Yeah, yeah. Oh.

Um, EJ left? Uh, yeah. It was It was a little awkward given the circumstances. Got it. Sarah, I’m so sorry. No, it’s just, uh, It’s hard to reconcile EJ, the very doting and loving stepfather, with EJ, the intractable DA that refuses to consider that Xander might have been framed. Well, the truth will come out, Sarah.

Yeah, it better. So I know from the bottom of my soul that Xander is innocent.

Oh, she’s starting to wake up again. Oh, okay. Let’s give her some ice chips when she’s ready. Okay. Alright. Yeah.

Um, so, is this gonna keep happening, Sarah? Her waking up for a little bit and then going right back to sleep? Well, um, you know, like I said, it’s gonna be At her pace, but truthfully, Nicole, the fact that she regained consciousness at all is just It bodes extremely well for her to make a full recovery. I hope so.

I mean, I know this is going to take a while, but I just The fact that she opened her eyes and looked at me, that’s a miracle. I know, I know. Oh, Mom. She’s She’s probably going to need some physical therapy from being in a coma for so long, but the one thing I do know for certain Is that she is going to be surrounded with love and attention and that is going to be so so helpful for her recovery Yeah, I agree.

This is definitely a full house I call it a mixed bag of nuts and it’s only gonna get nuttier when Tony and Anna come home from Europe. Oh my god. I love Anna so much. She’s so hysterical. She’s got a heart of gold And it takes a heck of a woman to be with a DiMera man and oh and A karyakis, you know, they often live in the gray area.

That is, that is very well put. Yeah. And Sarah, since, since we have that in common, you and I, if you ever need to talk about anything, I’m here. Thank you, Nicole. I may take you up on that.

Well, some rooms aren’t so bad. Yeah, and some rooms are pretty ravaged. Even still, I have no doubt that this house will rise from the ashes. Absolutely. There’s no way this family is going to let the Horror Legacy die. So I have to, I have to take this. It’s my brother. Yeah, sure. Hey. Yeah, you got my message.

Yes, I’m sorry, Chad. I couldn’t pick up when you called. Things have been rather busy here. Holly’s awake. What? Oh, my God, that’s incredible. Holly’s awake. We’re thrilled. She’s weak and a little confused, but she opened her eyes and talked to us. Sarah’s in there now, examining her. Yeah, I was with Sarah when you called.

I got the sense that there was some good news. The best. Nicole’s over the moon, obviously. Oh, of course. I’m so happy. Tell Nicole how happy I am for her. It’s amazing. I will. And how are you and Thomas and Sharma? We’re hanging in. Well, I’ve, uh, been staying on top of, uh, the case and the police haven’t nailed anything down yet about the arsonist.

No, nothing about the arsonist or the phone call, you know, as far as they tell me. I’ll keep on them, Chad. Thank you. And, um, and give, give Holly a hug for me. I will.

That is so great about Holly. That’s amazing, and we, we really needed some good news. That’s for sure. And if you don’t mind my asking, what did you mean about the phone call? Um, so, uh, when we, uh, when we got out of the house, uh, and we got across the street and watched the house burn down, I got a, I got a call.

The voice was distorted and they said, maybe next time you’ll listen. Oh my god. Yeah, I mean, it’s gotta be because the, uh, the article that we published about the opioid crisis. The, the drug raids. Pointing the finger at Clyde Weston. Yeah, I have no doubt that it’s Weston. Believing it and proving it are two very different things.

Brady, please stay out of this. She has to talk to me sometime. No, she really doesn’t. Wait, do you speak for Teresa now, too? No, he’s not speaking for Teresa. I am speaking for Teresa. And I have a lot of important things on my mind right now, and they don’t include you. I’m sorry. So just, you need to go. Look, that drama has nothing to do with me.

I came here to speak to you about Rachel. We’re not gonna speak about Rachel right now. Listen, I thank you for the valentine, I really do, but I need you to go. Hush! Hush! Hush! It’s Tate! It’s Tate! Tate! Shh! Everyone! Hi, Tate! Did you decide? Chad, you have to

believe that they’re gonna connect the dots. To prove that Clyde Weston gave the order to set fire to this house. Well, yes, you can count on, uh, on that. I have another surprise for you. I told you about the Christmas ornaments being pristine and in one piece and all, but I saved, saved something good for last.

What? Tom

and Alice’s chair. Wow. Yeah, no, uh, no fire damage, no water damage. No, nothing. It’s perfect. Wait, that’s amazing. How? I don’t know. It was just sitting here in the middle of the blaze. That’s freaky. Yeah. Like, in a good way. Yeah. Have, have you sat in it? Sat in it? Are you kidding me? I thought we would, you know, and all this stuff.

No, I’d be the first person in history to get a stain on this thing. No way. Yeah, I’m scared to even touch it. Yeah, do it. Be brave. Oh, you’re doing it. Oh, my God. Oh, no. It’s like touching royalty. I know. Actually, um, she said she’s gonna rebuild all around it. Yeah, restore everything to its original glory.

For generations of importance to come. Like your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yeah, I hope so. Are you still with dad? Yes, I am, but I won’t put you on speaker this time. No, it’s okay. Are you sure? Yeah. Yeah, I guess. Okay. Okay, we’re both here now. So I’ve been thinking about the whole transferring to Salem thing.

And I called Justin again after we talked, and Well, he thought it was kind of lame, my whole not going there, so I think I’m gonna make the move to Salem. Buddy, that’s, that’s great news. This sounds like you have put a lot of thought into this, and we think this is a really wise decision. So, uh, when is this happening?

And then, by the way, we’re gonna, we’re gonna be with you every step of the way. Thanks. Well, I, um, I gotta go. Love you! Hey, buddy, I love you too! Um, I’ll see you soon.

He’s coming! Our son! Our son’s coming home! He’s coming back! Oh, my God. Ah. I can’t thank you enough, Sarah. I’m very, very happy to help my niece. And my mom is going to be so excited when she hears that Holly woke up. Is it all right if I tell her? Yes, of course. And then we’ll set up a time for Maggie to come by.

Great. Great. And, uh, I will set up an appointment for her in her online medical account. You can look at her records there. And, I’m here. 24 7. Whatever you need, you just call me and I will be here. Oh, thank you, Sarah. Oh my goodness, this is, this is one of the happiest days of my life. Yeah, I’m just, I’m so thrilled for you, Nicole.

I really am. And for Holly, of course. All right, I’m gonna see myself out. Okay. Okay. Thank you. All right. Enjoy your girl. I will.

Make sure you’re nice and warm.

Everything all right? Yes. It couldn’t be better. Oh, EJ. You know, I have, I have so many people that I need to call, but I just want to save her this moment. My little girl came back and everything is right in the world. She came back. Yeah. Okay.

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Xander, how are you holding up? About how you’d expect. At least they let me out myself to talk to you about it. How’s everyone doing since the fire? Well, uh, Chad and the kids and Doug and Julie are settling in with my mom. They all went to the Horton house this morning to assess the damage from the fire.

Thank God none of them was hurt. Or worse. Zander, I wish we could get you out of here, but after they found the gun at your apartment. And I, I’m, I’m so sorry. I, I should have stayed while the police searched the apartment, but Victoria was crying. She woke up from all the commotions. I just, I took her to mom’s.

There’s nothing you could have done differently, Sarah, that would have helped. Someone would have found a way to plant that gun, whether you’d been there or not. I am being set up, Justin. You do believe that, right? I not only believe it, but I’m going to prove it. And hopefully, Michaels will explain everything once he wakes up.

If he wakes up. And if he does, it might be a while. Time is not on our side, obviously. Planting that gun, that’s, that’s just the beginning. Whoever’s out there setting me up They’re planning the next move as we speak. Rafe? Hey. Rafe, I’m being framed. You have to believe me. I mean, I didn’t shoot Harris Michaels.

I barely know the guy. I have no connection to him. Right. Yeah. But I am sure that you do have a connection to the $50,000 that was placed in your checking account this morning from an untraceable offshore account.

What

now? Quite, oh, I think you know what now, Stephen, but. Why don’t you come on out here and pay me a visit, so I can clarify? I don’t think that’s such a good idea. Last time I was there I got in trouble with the cops. It’s not a request, my friend. It’s an order. Oh God. Oh God,

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Harris. Harris. Harris. Harris. Harris. Oh, no, no, no, no. Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace.

Hey. Hey. No loitering. Well, I wouldn’t have to loiter if you just let me in there. You know the rules. Family only. But I am the closest thing to family that he’s got. For the last time, lady, I’m asking you to leave before I have you removed from the premises.

You haven’t found anyone who remembers seeing Trip or Wendy? No. Not at the, uh, caching Cupid event, no. And I have hit every single shop and restaurant here at Horton Square, showing people photos, and so far, nothing. Yeah, I’ve been racking my brain, punching in every possible lead that I can think of in the database, searching for clues.

I’ve been all over the surveillance footage from around town where the event took place. Okay, well you just stay on top of that. And I have a list of all the people that signed up for the event. So I am gonna be busy. Checking in with those folks here. And it’ll be a little while till I’m back at the office.

So hang in there, Steve. We’re gonna find your boy. And Wendy, too. You can count on it. Thanks, man. Keep me posted.

Come in. Hello, Mr. Johnson. Is this a bad time?

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

What do you want, Meliones? Oh, you seem to be in a foul mood, Mr. Johnson. I assume it’s because your son is missing? How did you know that? Well, I just came from the hospital where I was having my uncle examined, and I overheard one nurse talking to the other that the good doctor did not show up for his shift today.

What does that have to do with you? So I repeat my initial question, what do you want? I just wanted to give you my, my take on it, if you will. Your take? Yes, on your missing son. It struck me that it would be, um What is the expression? Karmic justice, if something did happen to your boy. For as you well know, my daughter was killed by the pawn and you, well you just stood there watching.

Which makes you equally responsible for her death. Please officer, I’m, I’m, I’m having a really hard day here. You see my son, Tripp, he’s um, He’s a doctor here at this hospital and he’s gone missing. And, uh, actually it was Tripp who, who was the one who helped Harris Michaels, um, that night on the loading dock.

So if it wasn’t for him, and for me finding him in the first place, you know, he, he may not even be with us right now. So I know, I know that It would do him well to know that I was here. So maybe, maybe you could just, you know, bend the rules just a little bit? No can do. Okay. Fine. Fine. You know what? What’s your name?

Godfrey. That’s right. Um, Officer Godfrey. You know what I’m gonna call? I am gonna call Commissioner Ray Fernandez. You know, yeah, that’s right, your boss. Mm hmm. And, um, we’re very close, so I’m sure that he will tell you to stop being such a tight ass. I’ll save you some time, Miss Vitale. The commissioner’s the one who ordered me otherwise.

Said I shouldn’t let you in to see Michael’s. Under any circumstances.

50, 000! I have no idea how, when, or why that was transferred to my account. The why is obvious, and further proof that Xander is being framed, right? Exactly! If I was doing something nefarious, I wouldn’t broadcast it to the world by having a huge sum of money deposited to my personal checking account.

What about the text sent to your phone? Is it done? Or the very incriminating fact that the gun used to shoot Harris was found in your apartment? I’ve told you, I don’t know how that got there. Which he has already explained, so if you have no other evidence Actually, I do. An eyewitness to the crime.

As usual, my Leonis, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Oh, don’t play me for a fool, Mr. Johnson. You were the pawn’s handler. And my old friend Victor sent you two to Greece. Aria, to be specific. To send me a message, to see things his way, huh? Only, the pawn took that message one step too far. And killed my Katarina in cold blood.

Look, I don’t know what game you’re trying to play here, man. But you got it all wrong. First of all, I didn’t even know you had a daughter. And even if I did, and what you’re saying wasn’t complete nonsense What proof do you have? Did you actually see this pawn kill your daughter?

We have a witness who saw you running near the bistro the night of the shooting. He said it looked like you were in a hurry. Of course I wa Doesn’t everyone who was running look like they’re in a hurry? I mean, I was just, it was cold. I was trying to keep my heart rate up. I went in for some exercising to clear my head.

You believe me, don’t you, Sarah? Yeah, of course I do. Well, you might have second thoughts when you see this.

What? No, that, that can’t be. It’s not. That’s not me. I mean, sure, that man is dressed in similar running clothes, but I bet thousands of people have that running gear. Rafe, you can’t even see his face. There’s no way in hell you can identify the shooter as Xander based on that photo.

Um, how’s he doing, please? Um, can you tell me if there’s been any improvement in his condition? I’m sorry, but unless your family Please, I mean, I’m Nurse, um, Michelle. Look, Harris doesn’t have Any family. I’m Ali Scott. And I know that, If I was in there, I know that it could help his recovery. You know, doctors say that comatose patients, they respond to their loved ones voices.

Sorry. I really wish I could help.

Thanks for stopping by, Stephen. Yeah. You’d be lucky if I get out of here. Listen, why are we meeting out here as opposed to inside the visitor’s room? Cause I need a little fresh air, and you need some anonymity. If you’re worried about getting shot, don’t be. Ain’t gonna happen unless I order it. The fellas up in the towers there, they, uh, happen to be preoccupied at the moment.

What about him? Huh? You on your payroll too? No, he’s just here to keep a watch over the yard, make sure we don’t have any unwelcome visitors. Alright, well, here I am. A welcome visitor. So why don’t we make this brief? Why don’t you tell me what the hell you want from me? Well, what I want is to see you face to face.

To tell you how disappointed I am in you. You had an order to shoot and kill. Yet, somehow Harris Michaels is still alive. Now, I think it’s because you didn’t really want that son of a bitch to die. Right? So, Stephanie, if you disobeyed an order, there will be consequences.

Look, I did exactly what I was ordered to do. Yeah? What do you want a gold star? For what? Dressing up as Xander Kiriakis? Sending Michaels that bogus text from Ava? That’s child’s play, man! Any third grader could have done that!

Ava! Where are you?

You. What are you

Get off.

Twice. How the hell was I supposed to know that Ava was gonna show up and call her son to help save him? Well, next time, you shoot him three times. Or you aim for his head, or you kick his ass in the river afterwards if you have to. Next time. There’s not gonna be a next time. I got news for you. There’s no sign that Michaels is gonna wake up or even pull through.

I did exactly what you asked me to do, and I did it for Gabby.

Please tell me she’s still okay.

Your wife is still breathing. For now.

I can tell you most emphatically that the man in that picture is not me. Obviously somebody dressed up like me to commit the crime and then planted the gun in our apartment. I’m being framed, can’t you see that? Rafe, come on. You know damn well when this much evidence falls into place so easily, there has to be other forces at play.

Okay. Okay. Alright, okay. So, so let’s say that we’re, we’re gonna go with that theory. The, uh, other forces at play theory? Tell me, Xander, who would want to frame you and why? I wish I knew. I mean, no one comes to mind offhand. Except maybe Except maybe Possibly one of the DiMeras. I mean, we all know there’s no love lost between the DiMeras and the Kyriakises.

And, Rafe, you should know that I Recently received a mysterious phone call. An altered voice instructed me to eliminate something. Now, I, I thought it was E. J. or one of the DiMeras messing with me, so I went over to the mansion to confront E. J. about it. And? E. J. wasn’t there, so I ended up talking to Stefan.

Okay. Alright, so let me get this straight. You received a phone call soliciting you for a murder for hire, and instead of going to the police, you went to the DiMeras. What were you thinking?

I wasn’t.

I admit I did not actually witness the pawn shoot my daughter. For I was unconscious during the attack, but when I woke up, I saw my Katerina lying there on the floor, dead. So, if you were unconscious when your daughter was killed, how can you be sure the pawn was a shooter? There were only three people in the room with me when I was attacked.

You, me, and the pawn, who you know is John Black, huh? I have no doubt that Mr. Black was there in Aria that very day. And though I did not see his face, I will never forget those eyes, those murdering eyes. Eyes are the gateway to the soul, Mr. Steve Johnson. And when I look into your one eye, I can read you like a book.

And so I know, that you know, that every word I have shared with you today is true.

Now you listen to me, dude. Whatever happened to your daughter all those years ago Had nothing to do with me or John. I will say this, and I hope for the last time. I know in my heart, si cardiamo, that John Black, a. k. a. The Pawn, killed my daughter in cold blood, and you were an accessory to that crime. Well, then your heart is telling you lies.

No, it is not! I swore on my Katarina’s sword that I would avenge her death. And I will not rest until I make good on that promise. So what the hell is going on in here?

I’m going to give you two some time to be alone. I need to get back to the office. But you can Get me out of here on bail now, right, Justin? Now that Rafe agrees I’ve been set up. Rafe agreed to consider that you might have been set up. Look, Xander, with all the evidence pointing at you, I am not going to give up fighting for you, but I’m afraid we may have a tough road ahead of us.

Thanks, Justin.

Look, I know that he doesn’t want to get your hopes up, but every bit of evidence points to a setup, and Rafe sees that now, too. Yeah, well, if Rafe’s just playing us What do you mean? Well, he might just be pretending to be an ally, to get me to say something incriminating that he can use against us. No, he’s not doing that.

Well, whatever he’s doing, and whoever’s out there trying to make me look like a murderer, I God, Sarah, I just, I finally turned my life around with you and our, our precious Victoria. I, and I was so proud of the work I was doing at The Spectator, and even more proud, I’d gained your trust. But you haven’t lost.

I’m so proud. Very grateful for that. But, I don’t know, it’s just Being implicated in this terrible crime is It’s just making me doubt myself all over again. Why? Why doubt yourself? You know that you’re innocent. Sarah, you know all too well. Trouble follows me wherever I go. It doesn’t matter how hard I try to walk the straight and narrow and be a good person.

Stand up citizen, always makes some bad choice along the way, or someone I hurt along the way decides to punish me, and that’s obviously what’s happening there.

I wouldn’t blame you, Sarah, if you just wanted to get away from all this. Sam! No, Sarah, let me finish.

I love you, darling. You and Victoria, you’re, you’re everything to me. But I want you to be happy. I don’t want you to be burdened by the fallout from all the bad choices I’ve made. So, If you decide, That you just want to take Victoria and start a new life without me, I will understand.

You don’t, Godfrey. Just take a break. I’ll relieve you of your duties for a while. Harrison, you’ve

been on the force for about what, four months now? Already in here fighting for your life? Listen man,

I knew from the minute that I heard you, that you were tough. That you were a tough SOB. Not just because you were a Navy SEAL, man. It’s because that’s who you are. You don’t quit, you don’t give up, you’re a fighter. So don’t you go. But you’re not giving up on me now, right man?

You’re gonna get out of here. You’re gonna get out of here and then When you heal up, we’re gonna find the bastard that did this to you and we’re gonna take him down. Shouldn’t be here, right?

Why not? Rafe, why are you so hell bent on keeping me from seeing Harris? It’s for your good and for his. Okay. I will try and accept that. Okay. Look, I just, Rafe, I’m really, I’m really sorry. Sorry about what? About, about this. This whole mess. I mean, I You know, if I hadn’t gotten involved with Clyde and his drug operation, none of this would have happened.

That’s not your fault. I know you and Harris were just trying to bring Clyde down. Yeah, a whole lot of good that did us. Yeah. Please, please let me, let me just see him. I mean, if something happens and I don’t get to say goodbye,

You know what I’m gonna do? I’m, I’m gonna, I’m gonna go on social media and I’m gonna say all kinds of mean hurtful things about you. Oh, are you? Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. I’m gonna say that, that Ray Hernandez is, is just terrible and he’s has no heart. Oh, come on. You wouldn’t want me to do that. Mm, well, I probably wouldn’t care.

No, I’m not even on social media anyway. No. So, yeah, and despite what some people think. I actually do have a heart. Yeah, you do. Yeah. Alright, so go on. Go in there and see him. Really? Yeah, before I change my mind. Thank you.

Please, Clyde. Don’t hurt Gabby. She’s suffered enough. You just followed my orders. Gabby will be in perfect health. What about Tripp Johnson, huh? Apparently he’s missing. I assume you had something to do with that. Well, if I did, it was only for insurance purposes. Insurance, huh? Hey, you know better than me, Ava’s gone soft.

She’s weak. Thanks to that do gooder Michael. So, if her boy Tripp has gone missing It’s all on her.

Does Eva know what you need from her? Well, if she doesn’t, she soon will.

A hell of a nerve showing up here after everything you pulled. He was just about to leave. Oh, Mr. Brock. Are you not curious as to what we were discussing before you arrived? I think I can guess. You’re here to taunt us about how you were messing with my head during our last encounter, am I close? Actually, I was talking to Mr.

Johnson about my daughter. I’m certain you may remember her. Mr. Black, my Katarina. Never heard of her. And as far as I know, I’ve never laid eyes on you until you showed up here in Salem. So I certainly don’t know anything about your daughter. Well, you will remember everything about her all in good time. I do hope your son turns up, Mr.

Johnson. Yes, I hate to think what a person like you would resort to if anyone were to harm or, dare I say, even kill your precious child. What? I assume you would, uh, seek revenge, would you not, huh? Don’t you ever. I threatened my son, do you hear me? Get out! Get out!

Okay, Amy Ava has, you know, softened. Like you said. It’s because she cares for Harris. She’s human, she has a heart. She’s also smart. And Savvy, that’s why she has been loyal to you down the line. Would she hire you to do public relations for her, sir? I am simply trying to point out that she has not blown out of the water yet.

I mean, yes, she is upset about her son, but other than that Hey, man, if you’re so concerned about Ava Vitale, get your ass back to Salem, keep an eye on her, make sure she keeps her mouth shut and stays loyal, all right? Okay. I will. One more thing, Stephen. If somehow, Detective Michaels recovers from his wounds and regains consciousness, you better make damn sure that he loses it again.

Permanently, this time.

Hey,

Harris, I am here,

and I hope you can hear me. Oh, you know I’ve been thinking about when we first met, and how you had my back, and you believed in me right from the get go. Back when we were in Bayview.

You know, you saved me. So many times.

Mostly you saved me from myself.

And how did I repay you?

I pushed you away.

God, I didn’t want to.

But you know me.

I am my own worst enemy. Harris,

you have loved me. Like no one has ever loved me.

And I love you for that.

God, it’s so many other reasons. I can’t lose you. I can’t lose you. Oh

my God, Harris.

I don’t get it, partner. What was that? Bastard’s motive for showing up here. I don’t know, John. He was just spinning some yarn about the past. He’s trying to take our attention off the fact that he’s conning Maggie. But I don’t have another minute to waste on that creep. My son is missing. Right, right, right, right, triple in here.

I’m sorry. That, um, that brings me to what I found when I was walking around the square. Any leads? The gal that was working the Sweet Bits counter, she remembered Wendy coming through there early afternoon, shortly after the geocaching event started. Wendy was chatting her up about these clues that she was following.

Anything else? Did anyone see Tripp? Actually, yes. Eric and Sloan briefly ran into Tripp and Wendy when they were coming home from dinner from the Horton Square. But apparently, Eric and Sloan were in such a hurry, they You never got around to asking them where they headed to. I’m sorry, buddy.

I will get my revenge against you, Steve Johnson. But before I do,

I must deal with you, John. My pawn. I will take great pleasure in playing you like a fiddle until all your strings are broken. Then, and only then, John Black, until all my tasks are finally completed, will you finally pay the ultimate price for what you have taken away from me?

Xander, there was a time that I would have believed that you were guilty. But, the Xander that I know And love today wouldn’t risk throwing away his life with his daughter. Nor with you. Nor that. So no, I will not run away from you, Xander. Because despite everything that we have been through, or maybe because of everything that we have been through, I do believe you now, and I trust you.

And I am With you, through this entire thing, no matter what.

God, I’m so sorry I went on that stupid run. I should have stayed home with you. Well, you did come back, and We did make up for some lost time. That was one of the best nights of my life. Until it turned into one of the worst.

We are going to find a Um, no, but, um, but there’s some other good news. Yeah. What’s that? Harris opened his eyes. Rafe’s in there right now.

Hey Harris. It’s Rafe.

Come on, man. Well, let us know that you’re here. Hey, if you can hear me, Harris, if you can hear me, squeeze my hand, alright? Harris.

Hey, did you see that? Did you see it? He just did it. He did it. Harris is back. He’s back. Hey, hey. Harris, it’s Rafe. Hey, if you can hear me, open your eyes, man. Anyway.

Nurse Michelle, um, what’s happening? Detective Michaels is responsive. He’s definitely waking up. Oh, thank God. Oh, thank God. Oh.

Okay. We should have the CT results back shortly. How’s the headache? It’s gone. The dizziness? The lightheadedness? I feel totally fine now. Great. Oh, sorry, excuse me. Uh, I’ve got an emergency. I’ve got to run. But just sit tight and somebody will come in and relieve me, okay? Thanks, Mom. Absolutely. Thanks, Dr.

Johnson. Sure. I’m just glad you’re feeling better. You scared me, Everett. Yeah, I scared myself.

I just, I wish to hell I knew what was going on with me. Whatever it is, I’m sure my mom will figure it out. How

long do you think we’ve been in here? It’s hard to tell without looking.

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Mom,mom, mom, stop. People are watching. Please. Who cares? I care. I live here. So, just. Okay. It’s good to see you. Have you lost weight? The food here sucks. Well, maybe I can sneak in a cheeseburger next time, maybe from the pub. I have missed you so much and I loved your letters. Right. Yeah, find letters.

Another voicemail. Stop calling me.

Hey. Hey. How you feeling, baby girl? Like I was hit by a truck. I’ve um, I’ve hardly slept. I barely know which way is up right now. Yeah, I could hear in your voice last night. Two people are telling me two very different things and they both sound pretty damn convincing. So, who am I supposed to believe?

Well, I did some research. Wait, last night, after we talked, you didn’t have to do that. I couldn’t sleep either. Dad. Hey, I worry about you. I’m your papa. It’s part of my job description. Now I assume you want to know what I found out.

Hey, hey, Steph, it’s me. Um, I just, uh, I don’t know what to say. I, I, I, I swear to you, I’m, I’m not this, this, this Bobby person, okay? I mean, I’ve never even heard of him before. I mean, it’s, it’s, it’s honestly like the most absurd thing that I’ve ever heard in my life. I, I, I’m still the man that you, that you fell in love with in Seattle.

I’m, I’m the man who, who loves you right now. Please, please, please just, just call me. What the hell is happening? Oh my God. Why does that cop think I’m Bobby What’s His Face? And why can’t I remember what happened right before the accident?

We’ve got a lot to talk about, Bobby.

Ray. Ray, thank God you’re here. Yeah, I’m in the middle of something, Ava. My son. He’s missing. He didn’t show up for work last night and no one can get a hold of him. I called the hospital, his friends, everyone. What about Wendy? She’s missing too. Clyde Weston has them. I’m sure of it. Clyde Weston? Please, Rafe.

I need your help. You need to find them before something really bad happens. Oh god,

I fell asleep. Why’d you do it? So it wasn’t a dream. I don’t know if I like this. No. Why is my throat sore? I’ll be home. Oh, yeah.

My country. We’ve got to get out of here. We will, we will. We just We have to figure out how to first. We will do that. Together. Together.

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

Okay, and she didn’t call in. Yeah, that doesn’t sound like Wendy at all. And no remote logins either. Right. Okay, well call me in a second if you hear from her. Okay. Well, Wendy didn’t show up for work, and her supervisor can’t find her. This is, this is, this is, this isn’t happening. That can’t be happening.

Rafe, I cannot lose my son. You have got to do something. Okay, Ava, you need to back up a second. Tell me what this has to do with Clyde Weston.

Alright, let’s, let’s think backwards here, try to figure out a plan of action. Okay. Oh, we were at Cache and Cupid, just having a great time. Tripp, you may be in danger. What? I need to get you to a safe location. Both of you. Wait, wait, what is this about? Does this have anything to do with my mom or Harris?

Rafe will give me the details later, but I have to get you to safety. Now.

This is one hell of a safe house.

I don’t think this place is half bad. Wi Fi sucks. You get internet? They stream one movie a day and we don’t get to pick it. I hope it’s a good one. So how are your group therapy sessions going? It’s weird. They want us to talk about our feelings and stuff. In front of each other. So, Tate, how are you feeling right now, in this moment?

I don’t know, Doc. I’m, um, I’m hungry. Well, it sounds like you’re getting to the root of some of your feelings. That letter you wrote your father, that was What the hell, Dad? You showed Mom my letters? Hold on, hold on. I didn’t let her read it. He just told me about it. Those were private. I don’t like you two talking about me.

Okay. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I shared, I shared some of what was in the letter with your mother, okay? I didn’t realize that Look, you’re upset. Look, you’re entitled to be upset. If you want to be upset, then be upset, Tate. But listen, I, I know That I haven’t always been around. I can’t change that, son. I can’t change the past.

But I’m here now. I am here now!

Of course I want to know. I need to know. Okay. I still have more feelers out, but here’s what I have right now. I contacted an old colleague of mine who’s still with the Seattle PD. A part of what this guy told you checks out. God. Which part? There was in fact an accident which resulted in a John Doe being sent to the hospital the same time your Everett stopped contacting you.

Please don’t call him my Everett. I’m sorry. Anyway, I’m not able to access the medical records just yet. But, based on some conversations I had with a couple of sources, That John Doe was in the hospital for over a year. And his release coincides with Everett’s resurgence. Okay. So to an extent, This guy appears to be telling you the truth.

To an extent? Now the bad news.

My name. It’s not Bobby. Uh huh. Excuse me, excuse me! I did not, I did not invite you in. Don’t know why you are playing this sick game. But your name is Bobby Stein. Pardon me. Robert Stein. Look, I have our marriage certificate right here. Oh, and you know what else? I have a picture from our wedding day. Yeah, look how happy you look.

Clearly you were faking it, didn’t you? None, none of, None of this looks familiar. What are you talking about? That’s you! I see it. I see it, okay? I’m, I’m, I just, I don’t, I I don’t remember any of this. Oh, God. You know, if I wasn’t a police officer, I would smack you upside your head. And maybe that’ll jog your memory.

But you know what? I have a better option. If you’re not Bobby Stein, prove it. Fingerprints, now.

I want some coffee. Dad, quit stalling. Cut to the chase.

Okay.

This is from a few years ago. That’s Robert Stein’s driver’s license photo with his Seattle address. Can’t be. Unless he has a twin? I checked. No record of a twin on his birth certificate.

So Everett is Bobby. I’m sorry, Stephanie. Looks like there’s more to this dude than meets the eye. Do you think he’s been lying? Or do you really think that he can’t remember who he is? That I don’t know. And he wasn’t an accident. He could have suffered some neurological trauma. But since I don’t have the medical records, that’s just a guess.

It’s also possible that He could be lying.

The one thing I know for sure, based on the timeline, this man was dating you. While he was married. Yeah. His marriage certificate is on record. Robert Stein, legally married Jada Hunter in King County, Washington.

Ever said that he was missing chunks of time before the accident? That the doctor said that it was retrograde amnesia, that, that maybe in time his memories would come back. Well, that doesn’t change the fact that he was married when he was dating you, it just means he doesn’t remember that fact.

Dad, I have to go. Baby girl, listen. No, I just I need to process this, but thank you for helping me. Okay.

Now listen, I’m not going to stop looking into this. I know. Okay.

Here, Dad. You’re here for me. In this halfway house where I don’t belong. Where you two should be. What? Excuse me. That is not okay. Why not? I’m not a drug addict. I’m being punished because of my parents. I’m guilty because of association. You are here because you were found with Holly’s pills in your hand.

No kidding. God, I wish she would just wake up so she could tell everyone that I didn’t do anything wrong. Listen to me. I have news for you on that front, okay? I’ve been texting with Nicole in Italy. Holly’s doing better. She’s off her ventilator and she’s actually breathing on her own. Thank God. That is good news.

How long until she wakes up? I don’t know, but given her apparent progress, she could be home any day now.

Hmph. Well, I’ll be damned. What? What does it say?

Hey there, Bobby.

That can’t be right. Oh, it is. Fingerprints don’t lie. You are exactly who you’ve always been. A slimy, two faced bastard. I don’t remember you. Well, I sure as hell remember you. In spite of doing everything possible to forget you. Falling for a divorce was the best thing that I ever did. I left my hellish life with you in the rear view and I never looked back.

Uh, please. Yes. Please believe me. I, I don’t remember any of this. Okay? You were a liar throughout our marriage and you are still a liar now. Although we have, we have concrete proof of who you are. Bobby, just for once, for once in your life, just, just be a man and own up to what you did.

I mean it, Ava. If you want my help, you need to level with me. No more BS. Now what does Clyde Weston have to do with Tripp and Wendy going missing?

You know, I think this was a big mistake. Ava! If he’s taken them, then we are racing against the clock here. You need to tell me the truth.

Okay.

You know when Harris and I were in here that day and I slapped him? Yeah, kind of hard to forget. Okay, but what you don’t know is that we made a deal that day. Okay. What kind of deal? Look, Harris convinced me that the only way to save myself and the people that I love was,

was to work with him. Okay, let’s, let’s, can we just like back up a second? When you save yourself from who? Clyde Weston? Yeah. Look, you remember that day? You know how I told you that, that, Clyde tried to kill Tripp and, and, how he told me that if I didn’t work with him, he was gonna go through with it. Mm hmm.

Yeah, you said that you went to the prison and then you talked him out of it. Right, I did. Okay, well then if you did that, then what’s the threat? Look, you know, you know that Clyde is a scary guy, right? I had no guarantee that he was gonna be safe, and so

Harris convinced me to work with him, and that I would help him bring Clyde down for good. And how were you gonna do that? You know, intel. Keeping my ear to the ground, reporting back. Uh huh. So you were working as an informant? Even though you weren’t working with Clyde. Right. But it backfired. Charis got shot.

My son is missing. And I know that Clyde has him. I know it.

I don’t get it. Why here? What did that cop bring us here?

Okay, is it just me or is this really weird safe house? It’s a very secure location. Quiet, no traffic, no one will find you here. We’ve got eyes on this place at all times. You’ll be protected. From who? That’s a good question. You know what, I’m just gonna call Rafe and check in. You’re not calling anyone.

Tell us over your phones. No.

What a hero. Your phone. Doc.

Into the tank. Move.

Now. Sleep tight. I

thought she was one of the good guys. Yeah. Yeah, me too.

Don’t be stupid. What the hell? Are you doing this? If this is about money, my family will pay you whatever you want. Money? Please. Sit down. I said Sit.

I suggest you ration your supplies.

Oh my god, so Holly’s okay, thank god. And this means that This means that she can tell everyone what actually happened that night on New Year’s Eve. That, that I didn’t give her the drugs that I, I mean, I didn’t even want to, I even tried to tell her not to take them. This means I can come home. Okay, well honey, let’s, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Yeah. It’s just one step outta two. Yeah. Your, your mom is right. ’cause we, we don’t, we don’t know what Holly is going to say when she wakes up or if she even remembers what happened that night. No, no, no. She will, I, I know she will. And she’ll tell the truth. She, she’s got to. What? What? We have to prepare for the possibility that Holly may not want to tell the truth.

You don’t seem to understand. Okay, I would own up to all of it. To everything. If I could remember any of it. Does that make sense? Am I interrupting? No, come in. You need to see this. Does this man look familiar? Oh, you know what? Wait, it gets better. You know, I scanned his fingerprints. And this man is Robert Stein.

So you were married when we started dating? I don’t, I don’t I don’t remember being married. I don’t remember her. I’m sorry. I didn’t know. Well, now you do. And I’ve said my piece, so I’m gonna leave. But just remember, Stephanie. This man claimed that he loved you while he was married to me. He’s nothing but a player, a liar, and a cheat.

And if I wasn’t your friend, I would say good luck. But because I am, run. Get out while you can.

Oh, and I am not going to stop digging until I get the whole story on you. And best believe, people are going to hear about it. I don’t know. Maybe from a rival newspaper. You got that, Mr. Editor in Chief?

Why do you think that Clyde has Tripp and Wendy? Because it’s how he operates. He holds things over people. And he hurts them. In the most painful way possible. Yeah, I know he does. I’ve seen it. But my question is, what does he have over you? Look, I was trying to do the right thing. And Harris saw how bad the situation was, and so I was gonna help him.

I was gonna help him bring Clyde down once and for all, but the whole thing just backfired. Hey, Ava, we’re just dancing around here, okay? I need solid information if I’m gonna bring him down. Don’t you get it? Clyde is untouchable. He is untouchable.

Hey, Milan, I really appreciate your help on this one. Yeah, that’s right. It’s L Y N C H. Uh huh. Okay. No. I know you’re gonna come through for me. You’re the best, man. Alright, I’ll wait for your text. Thanks a lot.

Hey, what’s up? Steve, we’ve got a problem. Trip’s missing. What? He didn’t show up for his shift last night at the hospital. No one can reach him. I’m at the police station. You need to get here now. I’m on my way.

Is he coming? Yeah. Alright, let’s get the paperwork started before he gets here.

Goldman, can you come in here please? What do you have, Mitch? Ms. Battaglia needs to file a missing persons report, if you can help her with that. On it. We have a first issue of Bolo on Tripp Johnson and Wendy Shinn. Ms. Battaglia will give you the descriptions. Thank you.

What do you mean she might not want to tell the truth? Why wouldn’t she? Okay, think about it. Telling the truth. It means admitting that the drugs were hers, okay? She, she may not want to get herself in that kind of trouble. And that’s if she even remembers anything. We just, we don’t know what Holly’s gonna say.

And don’t forget EJ has been, has been spinning this narrative about it being all your fault and he may persuade her to stick to that. No. No. No, we’re friends. She wouldn’t, she wouldn’t do that to me. She would not hurt me like that. No, son, she She may not want to hurt you, but she might be scared. Okay, and if she’s scared, she’ll do whatever she has to do to save herself.

She might wake up really confused or muddled. We just want you to be prepared. This is crap! I didn’t do anything wrong. And I don’t even know why I bother trying to do the right thing. They’re just going to accuse me for doing something that I didn’t do and lock me up for no reason. God, I just, I want to go home.

I want to get out of here. I don’t want to be here anymore. Don’t, just don’t, don’t. Don’t. So Tripp never made it to work and he didn’t call in to explain? Nope, and no one can reach him, and like I said, Did you talk to Wendy? She’s missing too. I filed a missing persons report. Okay. When’s the last time you saw Triff?

Yesterday. He and Wendy were together. Yeah, Stephanie told me she saw them both with the Cash and Cupid fundraiser. So no one’s heard from them since? Ah, voicemail again. Hey, Ava. Why would our son be missing? What else do you know about this? No, no, no, no. Hold on a second. The last time Trip went missing, you kept half the story from me.

Now we don’t have time for this crap, so start talking and tell me everything. Now.

I can’t believe Goldman’s dirty. I’m just pissed I didn’t see it. Was she under surveillance? Well, not by my department. But who knows, I’m not always privy to stuff. She fooled a lot of smart people. She’s definitely working for Clyde.

This is what my mom was talking about. This is why she couldn’t go to the police, why she didn’t trust them. Yeah, and why she was so hell bent on getting us out of Salem. Why would they take us now? Well, if Clyde is behind this You know he is. And this is about leverage over my mom. He knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to get us back.

Well, I’m sick of sitting around. I mean, I think there’s got to be a way out of here. Maybe there’s a release valve or something. Hey, look up there. There’s another hatch here. Here, get on my shoulders.

It’s all here, isn’t it? Just your real life with your wife, Jada. What the hell, Everett? Or do I call you Bobby? Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie. Please. Please. You know me. You know me. Clearly, I don’t. Do you remember that night that you rented that cottage on Mercer Island? Yeah. It had rained all day. We took the ferry over.

When we got there, you told me that you’d never been in love before. Never. Until me. You said that I was the missing piece in your life. Yes. We even started talking next steps. Moving in. Made sure we both wanted a family. And now absolutely none of it was real. Every. Single. Moment. I’ve had with you. Is real.

It’s real. Come on. I was your mistress. That was your side piece. But hey, you’re not the first man in the world to hide his wife from the poor sap he’s pretending to be in love with. I’m not hiding anything! I’m not hiding. I don’t remember being married. See, that doesn’t make sense. Because your accident happened after all that.

So if you had developed some sort of amnesia, it came after you and me. So the question is, are you a lying dirtbag? Or some kind of sociopath? Who the hell are you? Hey,

there’s no question you got a bum rap here. We know you shouldn’t be here. We just don’t want you to get your hopes up when it comes to Holly. Like your mom said, we just want you to take this one step at a time. And in the meantime, you’re, you’re in a safe place here. Yeah? Yeah. Gives you some time for self reflection and to, and to get stronger.

You can learn about addiction. I am not a drug addict. I don’t do drugs. And just because you two ruined your life with them does not mean that you get to pass that guilt trip on to me.

Now that hatch wouldn’t budge. They must have figured out that we’re missing now, right? I mean, you were supposed to have a shift last night. I, I should have been at work this morning. Yeah, my mom’s probably freaking out. She’s probably called a thousand times. But our phones are no doubt destroyed by now.

Okay, so where are we? What do you remember about getting here? An obstacle that put us into a van with no windows. Yeah, that should have been our first clue. Yeah. She played it so well. Yeah, I bought that she was taking us to a secure location and didn’t want anyone to see us. And she didn’t want us to see where we were going.

And we drove for like, what? Half hour? Yeah, that sounds about right.

What do you remember when we got out of the van?

It’s really dark. I, uh, Gravel parking lot. And I thought I heard a plane. Yeah, me too. I thought I could smell, uh, Gas. Maybe we’re near the airport.

You want the truth? Okay, here goes. Clyde Weston has been using the restaurant as a front for drug operations. The Bistro has been a warehouse for product being moved in and out to Clyde’s network of dealers. So how did you get mixed up in that mess? Because he was blackmailing me with our son. He threatened to kill Trip, and everything that I have been doing has been to try and keep him safe.

But it didn’t even matter because in the end it all came down to this. Here we are. Clyde has taken him. I know it. He was behind Harris getting shot, and the fire at the Horton house, and now he has taken Trip and Wendy. You have to help them, Steve. Please, please do not let that monster hurt our son.

Please, please help me find him. Please, please help me save our boy.

I’m not a sociopath. I am not a cheater. I, I am still the man who, who took that ferry with you to Mercer Island. I am the man who danced in the rain with you at the cottage. I am still the man who envisions spending the rest of my life with you, Stephanie. I don’t know what the hell is happening! What’s happening is, reality is hitting you in the face there.

God, no. No. No, no, no, no. No, this is this is like a a nightmare that I can’t wake up from and I just I feel like everybody’s coming at me and I feel I feel uh, I just feel uh

First of all ava you don’t have to beg me to save my own son And as far as the rest of it goes, I don’t have time to play the blame game, so here’s how it’s gonna go. I’m gonna find Tripp and Wendy, and I’m gonna bring them home. And after that, you are gonna turn yourself in to the police and make a full confession about your involvement in this mess.

You got it? Listen, I ran Everett

Lynch’s purse. What? He is Bobby Stein, my ex husband. Oh my god, no way. Yeah. I’m so sorry, Jay. I can’t believe that lying son of a bitch wound up here in Salem.

You okay? Yeah, yeah, I’m mostly just angry. Who am I kidding, I’m shaking. I thought that I had put all that crap that I went through with him behind me. Yeah. All these villains, they started rushing back and back. Oh. Okay. You need to go home? No. No. I need to stay. Are you sure? Yeah. Alright. I want to hear more about this later, but, uh, there’s some stuff I need to catch up on.

What’s going on? Is it Harris? No. No. Wendy, Shin, and Crip Johnson are missing. What? Yeah. Come on. I’ll tell you all about it. Okay. Everett. Sorry. Sorry. Are you okay? You passed out. Yeah. What? Look, if you’re faking No, you’re just, uh I’m okay. I’m okay. Your skin’s kind of clammy and you’re Look a little pale.

Okay, okay. I’m taking you to the hospital now. I’m good. I’m good. I’m good. I’m good.

You think we’ll be here for a while? Yeah. You know, Officer Goldman told us to ration those protein bars to water, so That’s my guess. Hey, what are those vents up there?

I saw those when I was on your shoulders. Fresh air. That’s good. If they ever close, we’re dead. Look, if they wanted us dead, we would be already. I’m not, I’m not, I’m not saying that to freak you out, okay? Yeah, well, it’s hard to not be freaked out when you’re locked in a stainless steel tank. For some reason, you need us alive.

Yeah, I hope so. What if that’s only temporary? We’re not gonna stick around to find out, okay?

Let’s find, let’s find a way to get Sal out of here. We don’t deserve that. I don’t know.

I want you both to leave. No. No, we, we, we’re gonna talk this out. We’re not. We’re not in charge here. And I’m not required to allow visitors, so Get out. Now. No, hold on. Let’s not end the visit this way. Let’s not do this, okay? Please. We love you, son. That’s uh, that’s your problem? Hate. I hate you both.

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Abe sits at Paulina’s side in her hospital room as she sleeps. Chanel enters the room. Abe says Paulina’s been sleeping since Chanel left. Chanel thanks Abe for staying while she went home to shower. Abe assures there’s nowhere else he’d rather be than at Paulina’s side. Abe is glad Chanel got a break. Chanel asks when he’s going to take one. Abe says he doesn’t know but he will at some point. Chanel sits with Paulina and holds her hand. Chanel talks about wisdom that Paulina and her grandmother gave her over the years about tough times and recalls them telling her that you can’t change the wind but you can change the direction of your sails to make your destination. Abe calls Paulina his hero which Chanel feels the same.

Johnny enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where EJ greets him. Johnny says he can see that EJ is busy so he won’t bother him but EJ says he’s just tying up some loose ends. Nicole walks in and greets Johnny, who is surprised to see she is home as they hug. Johnny says it’s great to see her. Nicole comments that Johnny looks like he could use a good night’s sleep which he agrees with. Johnny asks how Holly is. Nicole responds that she’s upstairs in her room, so he can go see for himself.

Everett goes to the police station and finds Chad in the interrogation room, who says he got the call too. Everett asks how the kids are, guessing it must be rough. Chad says they are still trying to process everything and they have unique coping strategies. Everett asks how Chad is doing. Chad says he’s good and he’s just been dealing with insurance adjustors and contractors about repairs. Chad asks what this meeting is about. Everett says he was only told it was about Lucas Horton. Chad doesn’t know what point they have to talk to them about other than the Spectator article. Everett says he has no idea but asks if Chad has talked to Stephanie lately. Chad says no and asks why. Everett tells Chad that there is something he wants him to hear straight from him. Jada then enters. Chad asks Jada why they are here and if it’s about their Lucas Horton article. Jada reveals it’s about the attempted murder of Lucas Horton. Chad is shocked and asks if Lucas is okay. Jada confirms that he is and that the investigation is still gathering facts. Everett questions how the story didn’t leak. Jada asks if he thinks he’s the only one who can keep secrets. Chad calls that funny given the Salem police department’s history of leaks. Jada states that the shooting occurred the same night that Harris was shot which Chad points out was the same night as the Horton house fire. Jada explains that the gunman broke in to the Brady Pub and fired shots in to Harris’ room where Lucas was being kept, so the reason Chad and Everett are here is because only a select few knew of Lucas’s location, naming Harris, Roman, Kate, and the two of them which means one of them gave up Lucas’s location and they are determined to find out who that was.

Abe returns to Paulina’s room and tells Chanel that they had a very limited selection of books. Chanel notes that Kayla said Paulina might not wake up for awhile because of the medication. Chanel keeps thinking how they were so worried about the cancer. Chanel brings up how Paulina would always say she was going to give her a heart attack when she did something stupid, but bets that she won’t be making that joke anymore. Abe agrees that Paulina has gone through a lot, but her favorite expression is “God doesn’t give them anymore than they can handle.” Chanel agrees that Paulina can handle anything thrown her way. Chanel encourages that Paulina is going to make it through this. Kayla enters the room with her chart.

Johnny is surprised to learn that Holly is home. EJ informs him that the doctors in Italy were confident that Holly could handle the flight home and that the best situation for her would be to be back in her own bed and home under the supervision of her doctors in Salem. Johnny assumes that means she’s on the mend. Nicole confirms she’s breathing on her own so that’s a good sign. Nicole is thankful that EJ had a good experience with the doctors in Italy who were able to bring Holly to this stage of recovery. Johnny asks what the next step is. Nicole says they just have to hope Holly opens her eyes. Johnny is glad they are both home. Nicole says she’s ecstatic and notes that EJ has been filling her in on everything, so she asks how Paulina’s thyroid surgery went. Johnny responds that it was successful and they got the cancer out, but she did have a heart attack after the operation. Johnny explains that they treated her in the hospital and she’s now in stable condition. EJ tells Johnny not to hesitate to ask if they need anything. Johnny adds that he does have some other news that happened at the hospital earlier today. EJ asks if they should get a drink ready for this other news. Johnny suggests champagne as he announces that he and Chanel are husband and wife. EJ is shocked, questioning when and where this happened. Johnny says it was at the hospital since they knew how important it was to Paulina, so they had the ceremony at her bedside. Nicole is sure Paulina was thrilled and asks how she’s doing. Johnny responds that she’s just resting and waiting to see what the next steps are in her recovery. Nicole says they will be praying for her. Nicole hugs Johnny and tells him she’s so happy for he and Chanel. EJ admits he is too but jokes they are a little hurt about not being invited to the wedding. Johnny says they knew too much excitement wouldn’t be good for Paulina so they just kept it to her and Abe. EJ says he understands and he knows in the past he wasn’t as supportive of his relationship with Chanel, but he sees how much she means to him and that they compliment each other, so they have his blessing. Johnny thanks him and says that means a lot. EJ asks if Chanel and Johnny want to move in to one of the wings of the DiMera Mansion while Nicole asks if they are going to travel the world. Johnny says no to traveling the world as Chanel is still running the Bakery and admits they haven’t even talked about their living arrangement since they have been so preoccupied with Paulina’s health. Nicole understands that they have a lot going on. EJ says to just say the word and they will have a space to prepare for them. Johnny thanks him but thinks they will want a place of their own. EJ congratulates Johnny again as they hug. Johnny asks if he can go see Holly now. Nicole is sure that she would love a visitor so Johnny heads upstairs.

Chad tells Jada that there is no way either he or Everett would compromise Lucas, pointing out that Lucas was Abigail’s uncle and asks why he would put his own family in danger. Jada remarks that some people don’t think of family the same way while looking at Everett. Everett tells Jada that it doesn’t make any sense for them to betray Lucas, especially when he provided them useful information. Chad questions what purpose it would serve. Jada says she doesn’t know and that’s why they are having this conversation. Jada asks how he contacted Lucas to begin with. They explain that Lucas contacted them first, specifically Chad. Jada asks who was there when they took the call. Chad says it was only he and Everett at the office. Jada asks who Chad told about the call. Chad assures that it was only Everett. Everett adds that he only found out who they were going to meet when he got to the Pub. Chad assures that they were the only two people who knew about Lucas’s location. Jada asks if anyone else was in the office or if someone could have overheard him. Everett insists that everybody had gone home for the night. Jada refers to him as Mr. Stein, but Everett corrects her that it’s Lynch. Jada responds that his word doesn’t mean much to her. Chad doesn’t understand why Jada is being so hostile and repeats that the office was empty except for he and Everett. Chad adds that they left, no one followed them or knew where they were going because they didn’t tell anyone. Everett insists that they would never compromise a source as that just wouldn’t happen. Jada points out that right after they left Lucas, they paid Clyde Weston a visit in prison and asks them to explain.

Abe thanks Kayla for everything she’s doing and done. Kayla says no thanks necessary as it’s her job and she cares about them all so much. Kayla asks how they are doing. Abe mentions downloading the Mindfulness app that she mentioned. Kayla hopes it helps and asks how Chanel is doing. Chanel is grateful that Paulina has so many amazing people in her life. Kayla calls Chanel a devoted daughter. Abe asks how Paulina is doing. Kayla says her stats are looking normal so Chanel asks if that means she will make a full recovery. Kayla responds that there is something that she would like to talk to them about as there is some good news and some not so good news. Abe suggests starting with the good news. Kayla says as they both know, the thyroid surgery was a success and based on all follow-ups, Paulina’s recovery from surgery is progressing as they hoped. Chanel guesses the surgery was not the cause of the heart attack then which Kayla confirms. Kayla says they are so lucky that Paulina was already in the hospital so they could put the stent in place, but even so, there is damage done after a heart attack and could form scar tissue. Chanel asks if that’s the bad news. Kayla says the scar tissue doesn’t pump blood as efficiently so Paulina has a long road to recovery and he will set her up with cardiac rehab but that may not be enough. Chanel asks what she means. Kayla says they’ll wait and see how rehab goes but reveals that given the damage and scar tissue, she may need a heart transplant which shocks Chanel and Abe. Paulina then wakes up and asks what is going on here.

Johnny enters Holly’s bedroom as she remains in a coma. Johnny sits at her side and tells her that they missed her and it hasn’t been the same without her. Johnny talks about needing to continue their fencing lessons. Johnny cries that he misses her so much and admits things are a little hectic right now, but promises he will be back to visit her real soon.

Jada tells Everett and Chad to go ahead. Everett confirms that they did go see Clyde Weston but not because they are co-conspirators in a murder plot but because they wanted to talk to him since they were doing an article and they are journalists. Jada says that article was the one that was going to implicate Clyde as the ringleader of the Salem drug trade which she mocks. Chad states that all they wanted to do was write a comprehensive article with viewpoints and they went to confirm facts. Chad questions if Jada really thinks he’d have the slightest desire to be in the same room as the man who murdered his wife. Chad declares that all he wants for Clyde is pain and sorrow. Jada understands that Chad’s history with Clyde is very tragic, so she’s sorry that she had to ask. Chad understands she’s just doing her job. Jada then asks what Everett’s connection is to Clyde and remarks that it’s hard to tell who Everett has a connection to these days. Everett tells her that he doesn’t have a connection to Clyde and he’s grateful for that since Clyde is a homicidal maniac. Jada argues that they spoke with Clyde and visited him, then afterwards, Lucas Horton’s safehouse was compromised. Everett insists it was not by them. Jada repeats that his word means nothing to her, so she’s going to sit here until one of them tells her something that she can actually believe.

Johnny remains at Holly’s side as Nicole and EJ enter the room. Johnny hopes Holly heard everything he told her about how much they miss her. Nicole is sure she did and says she’s read it can help with recovery. Johnny can’t help but think if he talked to her more before this happened or listened better. Nicole stops him and says what he did or didn’t do did not cause any of this. EJ insists that the only one to blame is Tate. Nicole asks for no negative talk for Holly’s sake and suggests just talking about how much they love Holly and need her to come back to them.

Paulina says she’s barely awake. Kayla asks how she’s feeling. Paulina feels like she was hit by a freight train which Kayla says is to be expected. Paulina says that’s enough about her and asks how Chanel is doing and how married life is treating her. Chanel says she’s good. Paulina questions her honeymoon being at the hospital. Chanel assures they just want to be close to her. Kayla decides she will give Paulina and Abe some alone time so she exits with Chanel. Abe tells Paulina that she gave them quite a scare and she can’t leave them now since they just got back together again. Paulina insists that nobody is leaving anybody and that she loves him to the moon and back, so she doesn’t plan on leaving for a very long time.

Jada asks Chad and Everett to stay while she makes a couple of phone calls and exits the room. Chad tells Everett that he had no idea someone came after Lucas. Everett says it was on the same night all sorts of other hell was breaking loose and calls it a little suspicious. Chad questions why Jada is coming after them and particularly at Everett so hard, calling him the wrong name and giving him dirty looks like she’s relishing in the idea of taking him down. Everett tells Chad that there is something he needs to tell him.

EJ, Nicole, and Johnny return to the living room. EJ asks Johnny how it feels to be a married man again. Johnny says it feels terrific as Chanel is a catch and he’s a lucky guy. Johnny decides he should get changed and get back to the hospital but says it was great to see them and Holly. EJ tells Johnny to let them know if he needs anything. Nicole adds that they will be praying for Paulina. Johnny thanks them, knowing they have a full plate as well. EJ assures Johnny that he’s here for him no matter what as they hug.

Abe asks Paulina what she needs. Paulina tells Abe to listen to her as she needs to say a couple things to him before she closes her eyes again. Paulina asks Abe to promise to take care of her girls no matter what happens. Abe assures that he will and promises. Abe tells Paulina to listen to him and insists that she’s going to be there for her girls and for their children as well along with him.

Chad questions Everett telling him that his name is not actually Everett Lynch. Everett tells him that he apparently has gone by another name in the past but it doesn’t make any sense. Everett admits there are things that he doesn’t remember from before the accident. Chad argues that he remembered Stephanie enough to track her down to Salem and wormed his way back in to her life. Everett insists that he remembered how much he loved her. Chad says his mind is spinning and questions Everett remembering Stephanie, but not his wife. Everett shouts that he was never married or at least he doesn’t recall ever having been married. Everett says that Jada and Bobby got divorced. Chad realizes why she kept calling him Mr. Stein. Everett says Jada is obviously very angry. Chad says he wonders why and shouts that Everett has been lying ever since he came to Salem. Chad keeps calling him Bobby, upsetting Everett. Chad asks how Stephanie is reacting to this, going over how he tracked her down just to break her heart again. Everett states that they are dealing with this on their own and repeats that he loves her. Chad argues that they don’t even know who he really is. Chad complains that Everett never respected his relationship with Stephanie and snaked his way right in, knowing they were together and ruining it for them. Everett tells Chad that he did that all on his own which Chad questions. Everett tells Chad not to blame him because he said he wasn’t ready for a commitment since he was still grieving his late wife. Chad tells him to shut up and yells that he needed time, but she made her decision. Chad shouts that Stephanie didn’t need her psycho ex coming back to make her think he was ready when he was a fraud all along. Jada comes back in and questions what is going on here. Chad informs her that he and her friend Bobby were just having a talk. Jada guesses it turned in to story time while she was gone. Chad tells Jada that he’s sorry for whatever he put her through. Jada says she’s glad he knows the truth about his colleague. Chad tells Everett that he makes him sick and asks if they are done here. Jada says for now, they are, but advises them not to leave town. Chad responds that Salem is his home so he’s not going anywhere as he then exits the room.

Kayla asks Chanel how she’s doing. Chanel says as well as could be expected but it’s hard not to worry. Kayla encourages that Paulina will pull through this and she raised a very strong daughter. Kayla then walk away as Johnny arrives. Johnny sees Chanel in tears. Chanel says she’s so glad he’s here. Johnny asks what’s going on. Chanel explains that Paulina isn’t doing well as the heart attack caused damage and now she might need a heart transplant. Chanel hugs Johnny, crying that she can’t lose her. Johnny encourages that she won’t lose her. Johnny declares that whatever Paulina has to go through, she has their support and Abe’s. Johnny mentions just seeing recently on the news about successful heart transplants and that people can live for years after one. Chanel gets a call from Eli and questions what to say or how to tell him.

Everett tells Jada that all he can say to her is he’s sorry that he doesn’t remember them being together. Jada responds that his apologies mean nothing to her so he can stop. Jada just wishes that she would stop going back and remembering when they first met and it was fun and romantic. Jada says she met him at the farmer’s market as he came up to her and asked if he should wash grape tomatoes before eating them. Everett jokes that it’s not the worst line in the world. Everett tells Jada that he’s genuinely trying to make things right as he’s seeing a therapist and doing adaptive memory recovery. Everett insists that he wants to remember and he’s trying. Jada declares that all she wants to do is forget that she ever met him, so she hopes one of them get what they want. Jada reminds Everett that she was serious about him not leaving town as she exits the room.

Paulina asks Abe what she would do without him. Abe says she’ll never have to find out. Chanel returns to the room with Johnny to ask how Paulina is doing. Paulina says she’s better now that they are here. Chanel announces that they have some good news. Paulina asks if they planned their honeymoon. Chanel says it’s not that yet, but reveals that Eli just called to announce that Lani has been released from prison and they are returning to Salem tomorrow! Paulina and Abe are thrilled by the news as Paulina exclaims that Lani is coming home.

EJ and Nicole return to Holly’s room. Nicole talks to Holly about being home and knowing she’s on her way back to them. Nicole can’t wait to see her eyes and her smile. Nicole says she’s so lucky to be her mom as she makes her a better person. EJ encourages that Holly made such progress as she has fighting spirit just like Nicole. EJ knows that soon she will be awake and they will be thrilled to have her back. Nicole says goodnight to Holly as she and EJ then exit the room. Holly then begins to move her finger.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Perfect spot for a picnic. Not to mention my favorite part of Salem.

It’s a shame you started that new housing development across the street. Well, that’s progress, my darling. Yes, I suppose it is. And, just so you know, don’t fill up on the main course. I brought a little treat for desserts. I’ve been playing with this new recipe for donuts, but I haven’t perfected it yet, so Well, I can’t wait to try them.

And have I told you today how much I love you? Yes, but you’re welcome to tell me again. And again. I love you, Alice, won’t I? I love you, Tom Horton.

Here’s to our first year of marriage. And all the years to come.

I am so sorry to keep you waiting. Oh, don’t worry about that. How is Holly doing? Well, our precious girl is comatose. But, uh, isn’t it wonderful that she is back home with her loved ones? Nicole must be so relieved to be back. That she is. We all know how important it is to be close to family. Amen. Um, Are you sure about heading over there this morning?

Well, the safety inspector gave us a green light. I mean, I know it’s going to be hard. But yes, we’re ready. Yeah. Oh,

handsome. Did I thank you for last night? A candlelit dinner, a dance, and we came after. Phew. Definitely a night to remember. Good morning, you two. Hope we’re not too early. No, not at all. As a matter of fact, we’re just getting ready to head to the board now. Yeah, yeah, so are we. We thought we’d stop by for some to go coffee if it’s not too much trouble.

And we thought we’d take some, some of Alice’s doughnuts as a gesture of honor. And solidarity. My goodness, boy, what a terrible fire in the heart and house, but the good news is nobody was hurt, thank god. Yes, Moses, definitely. Do they know what caused the fire? Nope, just that it was definitely arson. 116,

117, 118, 119, 120. It’s the devil! Yes, I was about to break

my record that time. Oh, no, we wouldn’t want journalism to get in the way of breaking his little record, no, would we? Right? What are you doing here anyway? I thought you were taking the day off. Little man thinks he forgot a toy here. My radio controlled amphibious crocodile car. Kid, on the road of life, we are all looking for our radio controlled amphibious crocodile cars.

Hmm. Mm hmm. I think I left some in the back office. Okay. I hope he’s right. It’ll be the only thing that wasn’t ruined in the fire. Poor little guy. He has suffered way too much loss for someone his age. Yeah, he sure has.

Oh god, no.

I have no words. No words, but we still have each other. Thank god.

What was that?

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

How are you holding up? I’m doing okay. Eh, just doing my best to get the kids through this. They’re lucky to have you. You know that, right? That they are lucky to have you? Uh, yeah, well, you know, it shouldn’t have happened. It was, um, it was, uh, my fault. What? How? The fire. It was because of the story we published, implicating Clyde Weston.

Well, first of all, that was Everett’s article. Which I approved. Yeah, and you said yourself the Spectator was committed to publishing the truth. My kid’s good.

I put my family, uh, in danger. And, uh, and I put Doug and Julie in danger. And it was, uh, reckless and selfish. You were doing your job. You had no way of knowing that this was gonna happen. Yeah, well Look, I may have a exceptionally winning personality, but even I don’t have a crystal ball. Well, it still feels like I let my family down, Leo.

Again. Thanks man. Unbelievable. After saving that house in 86 to have this happen? You mean the Horton house nearly burned down in 86? Oh yeah. Orpheus planted a bomb at our place right next door. We caught it just when the, uh, the Embers and Sparks were flying over onto the Horton Roof. Tom and Alice were there, and Abraham was there, too.

Yeah, we invited Abe to join us today. Yeah, we thought it might, you know, jog his memory a little bit. Oh, good. Is he coming? Oh, you haven’t heard. Pottinger had a heart attack last night. Oh, my God. Well, how is she? She’s in CCU. Abe won’t leave her side. Does he need anything? Maybe we should go to the hospital.

No, he just mostly asked for prayers. He said he’ll let us know if there’s anything we can do. Well, with memories or no memories, Abe is such an incredible man, and he and I have such a history. I mean, partners on the force, and forces a lot of barbecues at the Horton’s. And, you know Tom and Alice are serving up hot dogs and, and giving great, great advice.

Oh, that’s a fact. You know, I remember a time when I had the kids on my own for a while, and they were little, just little squids here. And I, out of my league as a single dad, but Alice says, Don’t push them. They’re just children. Give them enough room. To make their own mistakes. And so great. We all learned so much from Tom and Alice.

Yeah, I remember when I was a kid. Sandy, I remember Tommy Horton’s daughter. I mean, she and I, we ran rough shots. Through that house, day and night. Oh, what, are you telling me you were a tiny terror? Oh, you bet. And then one day, I knocked over Alice’s new lamp, busted it into a million pieces. I’m scared as hell that she’s gonna give me hell.

And all she said was, things are only things. They can be replaced. That does sound like Alice. Uh, we were told this place was clear. We were told it’s alright to be in here. Should we leave? No, you’re alright. Let me help with the chair. Uh, look. There’s not a mark on it. I can’t believe it. It’s almost pristine.

That chair, that was my grandmother’s chair. And it’s, it’s very important to all of us. It was originally Tom Horton’s chair, but he left it to Alice. How did you know that? Oh, Lucas! Oh,

Lucas, darling, what are you doing here? How did you get out of prison? It’s a long story, Aunt Maggie. But I knew you guys were gonna be here. And I missed my family. I will never forget how you welcomed me with open arms when you found out I was a Horton. Especially my grandparents.

The first time my new grandmother asked me to call her grandma. Hi, Miss Horton. Hello, Lucas. I’m so glad you came. Well, so am I. Thanks. Having a hard time calling me Grandma, aren’t you? I tell you what, there’s always Gran and Nana, but don’t call me Granny. Okay, no Granny. How about Grandma? That’s best. Well, you may not feel like it yet, but you are a member of the Horton family.

I know you found out just a short time ago. I guess it just takes a little bit of time to get used to it, you know. Well, time will take care of that, darling. But we all want you to become part of a family. That is, if you’ll let us. I’d like that, Grandma.

Being a Hortonstone means everything to me. This house, this is the symbol, the symbol of, of our love that binds us all together. So many memories. Which is why it means so much for me to be here with you now. But there’s something you guys should know. Something really important. None of you can tell anyone I was here.

Hey, tell me what you would do if I went after Thomas with this paddle. If I just started whacking him with it, right here, right now. I’d rip your face off and I’d beat you to a pulp with it. Okay, well. But yes, and you would step in front of a bullet for Charlotte. You would walk through fire for those kids.

As a matter of fact, you did. And everybody knows it. So stop blaming yourself, Chadwick. This was not your fault. Thank you, Leo. Yeah. I needed to hear that. And, um Might need you to remind me of it every once in a while, yeah? Anytime. Dad, look! I found it! Um, that is the oddest looking radio controlled amphibious crocodile car I have ever seen.

No, not my car! This! Dad, I left it here. That’s so awesome, buddy. Let me see. Oh, that’s amazing. Come here. Sure is nice to see you smiling, buddy. Hello? Let me get a closer look. Is that a loose tooth I see? Yeah, it’s on right here. You know, it’d probably be easier if you just paid a bit in advance. That’s true, and you know, my wings could use a night off, so Here’s five dollars.

I told you in the wine store I get fifty dollars per tooth. No, five, five is enough, buddy. Here, five is good. Okay, fine. You can owe me the rest. No, he doesn’t, he doesn’t owe you anymore. That was, uh, that was very generous of him. You should say, say thank you to the Tooth Fairy. Thank you, Tooth Fairy. You are most welcome, Thomas.

Alright, buddy, you know what? We gotta, we gotta get you to school. Wait, aren’t you going to the house? Yeah, but you gotta go to school. Uh, can I come? Dad, please. I want to be with everyone at the house. Okay. Yeah, but if you get sad, I’m gonna take you back to Maggie’s, okay? Chadwick, do you think I would be welcome there?

I’d really love to learn about the Horton history. You can, you can come. I’ll ride with you. I want to see how this gooseberry flies. I weigh your expectations kid. I only moonlight as the tooth fairy, and I’m not planning on quitting my day job. Let’s hit it.

I’m here Tom Sorry, I’m late. Only a few minutes. Alice, you should not be carrying all that. It wasn’t heavy, it just slowed me down a bit. Mmm, I don’t know. Maybe we should put an ending to our picnic outings until after? No, I like getting out. Especially to our favorite spot. But, you’re gonna have to help me to the ground.

And back up again. Of course. Oh,

over these past couple of weeks, I can’t believe how much he or she has grown. Huh? Need I remind you that my family has twins? No, you need not. You’ve told me many times, but I think one is more than enough to handle, don’t you? I don’t believe that’s up to us. I only wish I could move inside that one bedroom apartment before the baby comes.

But someday, we will get a bigger place. I promise you that. It’s a shame they had to stop all that new development. But, with so much suffering in our country, I remind myself how grateful we are for all that we have. Very lucky.

Tom? Yes, my love? Tell me the truth. Now that I’ve gotten sobig Do I look unattractive? Are you kidding? You’re more beautiful than ever. In fact, you’re one red hot tomato.

Lucas, you didn’t escape from prison, did you? Absolutely not, Aunt Maggie. Well then, why can’t we tell anybody that we’ve seen you? I was released from prison under some very special circumstances. And I thought everything was on the up and up, but Let’s just say if certain people knew I was here right now, my life would be in danger.

Well, it sounds like witness protection. Well, not quite, but that’s the general idea. Oh, well, we know how to keep our lips buttoned up. Absolutely. Alright, I’m gonna get out of these clothes, okay? I’ll be right back. I’m so glad you’re here. Love you guys. Love you.

I can’t get over that chair. How did it escape untarnished?

Could be Grandma and Grandpa were watching over it.

Oh, Maggie. No, I know. I know. I know I gave you and Grandpa so much trouble when I was growing up. Remember when I got caught shoplifting? I will never forget it.

Well, you had a rebellious side. Your parents were gone so much of the time, I think you just needed attention. Oh, thank you, Graham. Well, we do mellow a bit with age, I guess.

Hello, everyone. Oh. Oh, how sweet of you to be here. Thank you, thank you. Of course, of course. We brought you some of Alice’s donuts. Very thoughtful. Very sweet. Thanks. We are so sorry this happened. We know it’s God’s blessing that we got out with our lives. You two aren’t going to believe this. Look. Our grandparents chair.

It survived the fire. It’s in perfect condition. Oh, this is just absolutely amazing. Yeah, it is. Honey. Oh. Is everyone excited to see you? Oh, that’s an understatement. He, uh, told us not to say a word about him being here. No. Well, that’s true. We can’t risk any more retributions. Not with Clyde’s man on the loose.

Clyde? Clyde is the man that’s after you? Oh, Lucas. Well, we’re not going to say anything, but where is he going next? Hey, you know what? The less you know, the better. Okay? And later, we’re going to get him out of here the same way we got him in. With the firefighter. This guy. Okay. Be careful! I will, for sure.

And now, I want to check the appliances to see which, if anything, is functioning. Oh, you sweetheart. Okay, let’s look at the appliances. Art, are you skilled at repairing appliances too, Lucas? No, not quite, but they do have donuts. It’s been a while since I had one of those. Oh, now I am worried for you, Lucas.

May we come in? Please do. Oh, Marlena, John, thank you for coming. Uh, we, um, brought everyone some donuts. Oh, how thoughtful. Roman and Kate, they Yes, I’ve brought donuts too. We know. Oh. Yeah. Oh my. Oh, Peggy, it’s a shame this had to happen. Look at this place. Yeah. We had so many wonderful times here. Tom and Alice were like family to me when I first arrived from Colorado.

And Tom welcomed me to the hospital. It was I’m so grateful. And you were treating Mickey at Bayview. You were, and you still are the best. You know, I still remember the first time I stepped foot in this house. Mickey is beginning to overcome his fear of the outside world. Keeping his promise to Maggie, taking her dancing after all this time.

She was so thrilled. A young woman like that, waiting for a man who is no longer the same man she married. It takes courage. Maggie knows there are no guarantees. I hope so. See, Mickey is going through a period of sorting out his life. He’s keeping some things and he’s discarding others. And how long do you think that will take?

Depends on Mickey. Could be weeks, months. In some cases, it’s years. But there is one thing that I’m sure of. Mickey is showing definite signs of progress. You saved Mickey. We were all grateful for that. And here we are, 40 years later, standing in front of the most iconic chair in all of Salem.

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years since we lived next door.

Well, at least the fire didn’t spread that far, because We sure had some good times on that porch, didn’t we, Doc?

Oh, wow. Dad, everything’s burnt. Yeah.

Look at this. Hi, little man. How you doing? Hey, um, uh, Thomas, why don’t you take, uh, Lucas upstairs to your bedroom to check it out, okay? It’s too dangerous to do by yourself. Alright, we can do that. Leo Stark is here. Oh, and don’t come down until he’s gone. Okay, thanks. Come on.

Chad. Hey. I hope it’s okay. I took some photos outside. Yeah. Yeah, all good.

Leo Star? What are you doing here? He’s, he’s, he’s not here as Lady Whistleblower. He’s just, um, he wants to learn about the Horton family history. Uh, the Hortons have long been known as the first family of Salem. Would you do me the honor of telling me about them?

My, you look as pretty as a picture sitting there. Aren’t you the sweet talker? No, no, don’t get up. I’m coming. What do we have today? Tommy and Addie have kept me so busy this morning. I had to make one of those new macaroni and cheese meals right out of the box. Now don’t you tell my mother. How did you hide it from her when she came by to babysit?

It wasn’t easy. As you know, she likes to offer her opinions on my cooking and cleaning. Well, don’t change a thing for me. I think your ace is at taking care of our family of four. Actually, our little family of five. Are you? Holy smokes! Oh, it’s wonderful. It better not be twins this time. Three babies will be more than enough to handle.

Three youngsters in a little apartment. Well, now we have to move. And I hear those houses across the street, we’re back in production soon. They’re too expensive, Tom. We don’t need a house. We’ll manage. You’re right, darling Alice. Of course. You’re right.

So, the Horton family history in Salem begins with my grandparents. They were teenage sweethearts. Indeed they were. And they got married March 7th. 1930. Right here in Salem. Yes, darling, he did. Uh, my grandpa Tom was a medical student at the time, uh, at the university. And, uh, it was the Depression. The two of them lived in a tiny little apartment.

They didn’t get this house until they started their family. And the family started with my mother Addie and her brother Tom. Uh, they were twins. Uh, next comes, well Uncle Mickey, who became a very prominent lawyer in Salem. And he was married, first to Laura, and then to our darling Maggie. After that comes Bill.

Now he is the father of Jennifer and Michael and Lucas. And Bill was the one that brought me here to Salem. We met in prison, where I was being held. For being a con man. The plot thickens. Yes, yes. Well, Once he met the Hortons, the leopard changed his spots. Yes, then comes Aunt Marie, and Marie became a nun after she fell in love with a stranger in town who in time turned out to be her her brother, long lost in the Korean War.

The brother, Tommy. Brother and sister? Wow. Very Game of Thrones. Yes, well, I’m sure if we told you all about the Hortons, we would be here until Christmas. Of 2025. So, when do you join the picture? Well, my mother had, my mother Addie, had me and my brother Stephen by my father, Ben Olson. He passed away. Then after that, she was a widow for a while and then my mother remarried.

And she married me. After mother died, well, I’d always been crazy about Doug. And so, here we are. And we’ve been together ever since. The Wharton’s had their share of drama, Leo. They had mental illness, addiction, infidelity. Stranglers, stalkers, even demon possession. Yes. Yes, yes, but we rose above all of that, you see.

I, I think it was because of the, of the legacy of love that was passed on to us by Tom and Alice. Yeah. Tell them about the song. Their, their song. Well, why don’t you just sing a few bars instead? Oh, yes, please do. Oh, please. I’ll be loving. You always win with the love. The true always. Not for just an hour.

Not not just a day. Not for just a year, but.

Let me guess, is it called Always? Yes, by Irving Berlin, yes. This is an amazing story, truly. Would you mind if I wrote something for the Spectator about your family history? I promise I will do the Hortons justice. All right, as long as Chad approves the final version. It’s a deal. Thank you. Thank you all. I really appreciate you sharing with me, especially during this time.

I’ll show you one.

I’ll be loving you. Always with the love is true. Always. Not for just an hour. An hour, right? No, for just a.

Oh,

darling.

Okay, well, all the, uh, appliances will need to be replaced and rewired, but no worries. The insurance will cover it. Um, are Lucas and Thomas, are they still upstairs? Yeah, they’re still seeing what toys they can salvage. Oh, I know. I don’t, I don’t hold on, uh, hold on to too much hope, though. The kids are tough.

They’re gonna be alright. You know. I’m gonna have to lose an abbey, you know what that says. As sad as it is, and as terrified as we all were about the fire, it’s At the day, it’s just things. It’s just material possessions. Yeah. Hey, hey, hey! Look what we found down in the cellar! The ornaments are safe! I was praying that they were These are irreplaceable.

We’re so fortunate, aren’t we, Alice? So many suffering all around us. And I feel bad that I’m not doing my part to help ease that suffering. So, I was thinking that maybe someday, when the kids are all off at school and you’re busy taking care of the sick at the hospital, I could run a center to help people in need.

What a swell idea. And knowing you, I suspect it’ll happen. I appreciate your faith in me. Well, I just know when you set your mind to something, it always happens. And speaking of that, I actually have something I want to show you. I was going to wait until we got home, but you know how impatient I am.

Oh my. Look at those. I had them made for the children too. One for Tommy, and Addie, and Mickey. So, we can make it a tradition. Every Christmas, we’ll put these ornaments on our tree. And, maybe someday, we’ll add ornaments for our grandchildren. And even our great grandchildren. Well then, we’re gonna need a bigger tree.

And a very big house. Oh, oh, are they all in this good condition? Crazy, huh? They look perfect. Without a crack in any of them. Oh boy. Oh, I can’t wait to tell Doug. Where is he? Um, next door. Talking to Dan and Dave, our neighbors. He had to catch up. You know, everything, you know. Julie? Look at these.

God is good. Yes. Tom and I want you and Bo to put this on the tree. It’s for a new great grandchild we’re going to bring another time. I

love you, Tom. The Horton family tradition, it can live on. From the first five ornaments, Tom and Alice, Addie, Tommy, and Mickey. To our newest Wharton, my granddaughter, Victoria. Ah. Yes. What a legacy.

I didn’t expect to see you here. Well, I missed my family, so. Hey, Thomas, stop. Put that down. Thomas. Thomas. I’m gonna count to three. One, two, One, two, pitch!

What is it? Yeah.

It’s a time capsule. Placed by Alice Horton, 1966. With all my love, to be open on or after 2016.

I got Tommy one of those flying planes. It’s supposed to be crash proof, but I’ll believe it when I see it. And I found that Shirley Temple doll for Addie. Jeez, what a search that was. And Oh. Oh, Tom. The house is sold. You seem disappointed. I am, actually. I admit that secretly, I wish we would live there one day.

Yes, well, sometimes wishes do come true.

Alice, my very generous father in law gave us the down payment. The house, it’s ours. What? The house? The house is ours! Oh, Tom! Oh, Tom, it’s ours! Oh, the house is ours!

Well, I’m dying to know what’s in it. What would Al put the time caps in? Hey, inquiring minds want to know. Well, at this rate, I’m not sure we’ll ever know. Ah, let’s not give up just yet. Get a hammer.

Let’s go out.

Maggie? You alright? Oh, I was just thinking. I was sitting in this very room when Tom passed away. Alice was in her chair. And Mickey and I were still together. My grandmother. She was the strongest one of all. She still inspires me. Everything she said about their life together, still gets me teary. Yet after everyone was gone, she and I, we were here, alone.

I’ll, uh, clear out these dishes to the kitchen for you, okay? I like it. Thank you. In

every small town, there is a place, a centerpiece, where townspeople gather to laugh, to cry, and to celebrate. In Salem, that place is 545 Sycamore Street, the home of Tom and Alice Horton. Most Salemites are familiar with Tom and Alice. After all, our town square is named after them. As lifelong residents, the Hortons taught their five children the value of community, compassion, resilience, and most of all, love of family and friends.

These principles were passed down to Tom and Alice’s ten grandchildren, their fifteen great grandchildren, and now great great grandchildren, with the legacy ever expanding. So many more of our townsfolk have been blessed to be welcomed into the Horton Fold as extended family. Many of them still visit the Horton House today to bask in the aura that lingers from the days of Tom and Alice.

That is, until some malicious malfeasant tried to incinerate their legacy by setting fire to this historic structure. But today, as I sat with the family in their charred living room, it was clear to me. The arsonist failed in his mission. For it is clear. Theirs is a legacy that can never be destroyed. It lives on in every kind word, every good deed, every heartfelt embrace extended by this family.

Indeed, Tom and Alice’s legacy has only grown stronger as the family unites with a commitment to rebuild and the hope for new beginnings. Tom and Alice Horton, thank you. 545 Sycamore Street. Salem loves you.

Oh, Tom. It’s more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Welcome to our new house, Alice. Oh, no. It is so much more than that. A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make a home.

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Days Update Monday, February 26, 2024

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Stephanie brings Everett to the hospital where Kayla checks him out. Kayla mentions they should get the CT results soon and asks Everett about a headache or dizziness but Everett assures that he feels fine now. Kayla gets paged on an emergency and tells Everett to sit tight as someone else will come in to relieve her. Stephanie thanks Kayla. Kayla says she’s just glad that Everett is feeling better as she exits. Stephanie tells Everett that he scared her. Everett responds that he scared himself and he wishes he knew what was going on with him. Stephanie is sure that Kayla will figure out whatever it is.

Tripp and Wendy remain locked up, wondering how long they have been there. Tripp guesses it’s been a day or two. Wendy feels like it’s been a lot longer and worries that the walls are closing in as she starts to panic.

Rafe stands next to Harris in his hospital bed and asks him to open his eyes for him which he then does, so Rafe welcomes him back.

The nurse comes out from Harris’s room and informs Ava that Harris is responsive and definitely waking up. Ava is thrilled and hugs Stefan, who looks worried. Ava tells Stefan that she finally talked Rafe in to letting her go in and talk to Harris. Ava says when she was in there, Harris opened her eyes and then they kicked her out. Ava realizes that Harris may have a great idea of where to find Tripp and declares that Harris waking up could be the answer to all of their prayers, but Stefan says no.

Tripp tries to keep Wendy calm and assures that she will be okay, encouraging that it will all be over soon as he hugs her.

Marlena enters the hospital room to see Stephanie and Everett. Stephanie introduces Everett to Marlena. Marlena explains that Kayla asked her to take over Everett’s case while she continues to confer with her. Marlena says that his cat scan revealed evidence of traumatic brain injury. Marlena would like to hear what’s been happening with Everett to have some idea on how to treat him.

Ava questions Stefan saying it’s not good that Harris is waking up and asks what the hell. Stefan thinks back to shooting Harris. Stefan then tells Ava that he was thinking about how Clyde is going to react to finding out that Harris is awake. Ava questions why they should worry about that.

Kayla joins Rafe in Harris’s room. Kayla asks Rafe if he was there when Harris opened his eyes. Rafe confirms he was and he looked at him for awhile but he didn’t say anything. Kayla asks Harris to open his eyes for her which he does. Kayla asks Harris if he knows who she is and he correctly identifies her. Kayla declares that Harris is back. Harris asks where he is and what’s going on. Kayla informs him that he’s in the hospital and safe in good hands. Harris asks what happened. Kayla questions him not remembering and reveals that he was shot, so he’s been in a coma for quite some time, giving them all quite a scare.

Ava questions what is taking so long. Stefan suggests Kayla has hundreds of test to run. Ava feels someone should come out and update them. Stefan says they have protocols. Stefan then says he has to go and tells Ava to text him about what happens. Ava asks if he’s kidding and tells him not to leave. Rafe comes out and agrees, suggesting nobody go anywhere.

Tripp asks Wendy how she feels. Wendy says she’s mostly tired but definitely better and asks what happened to her. Tripp thinks she had a panic attack. Wendy can’t remember ever dealing with anything like this before. Wendy thanks him for talking her down. Tripp assures that he’s not going anywhere as he wants to be where ever she is.

Everett explains to Marlena that he, Stephanie, and Rafe were at the Brady Pub, waiting for Jada. Stephanie adds that she suggested a double date so that Jada could meet Everett. Everett notes that Jada was later and when she came in and saw him, she totally lost it and was very angry or enraged as she thought he was her ex-husband and accused him of lying. Everett says Jada went on about how he cheated on her and nothing he said could convince her that he wasn’t her ex. Stephanie explains that she and Jada grew up together as their parents were friends but they just recently started getting close and Jada had told her about being terribly hurt by her ex as she found out that he cheated on her, they had a really big fight, and he disappeared after being served divorce papers. Marlena questions how Everett reacted when Jada became so angry. Everett states that she was very confrontational so he was totally thrown and upset, but he couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. Everett says that Jada then showed up at his door with a fingerprint scanner. Marlena asks if it confirmed he was Robert Stein. Everett doesn’t know how that could be possible and he feels like he’s losing his mind or maybe he already has. Everett swears that his name is Everett Lynch and he doesn’t even know who Robert Stein is. Marlena brings up Stephanie saying they were in a relationship several years ago and asks why that ended. Stephanie says that Everett left one day to go to work and didn’t come back. She thought he disappeared on her and ghosted her, but it turns out that he was in a very serious accident which left him in a coma. Stephanie says she didn’t know that until a few months ago when he came to Salem and found her. Marlena questions Everett having no memory of being Bobby Stein. Everett confirms he does not and doesn’t recall ever being married or ever seeing or meeting Jada. Stephanie asks Marlena how it’s possible that Everett remembers some things but not others, saying he remembers her and their life but not his ex-wife. Marlena notes it is possible in some cases. Marlena brings up possible amnesia with PTSD from the accident. Stephanie asks if it really is possible that after the accident, Everett’s brain turned off the memories of being Robert Stein. Marlena confirms that is possible. Everett states that he thought he was getting his life back together with the woman he loves and that the nightmare of that accident was all behind him so he could finally start living the life he always wanted to live. Everett asks if it’s possible that he’s not who he thought he was and that he’s someone who cheated on his wife and lied to her. Everett questions if it could be true that he’s Bobby Stein.

Tripp tells Wendy they could swap stories from the past, pointing out that she hasn’t shared much from her childhood. Wendy feels there isn’t much to tell. She talks about being born in Hong Kong before moving to India for her father’s business. Tripp asks what that was like. Wendy talks about it being a tough adjustment. Wendy recalls meeting a guy named Samir who became her best friend when she was 9 years old. Wendy tells Tripp that now it’s his turn to tell her more about his childhood. Tripp suggests saving that for another time because it’s mostly kind of sad and he thinks they should stick to lighthearted stuff. Wendy then suggests he tell her a funny story from med school. Tripp recalls stories about some of his patients. Wendy tells Tripp that she loves him so much.

Ava asks Rafe what is going on with Harris. Rafe says he opened his eyes and Kayla is in with him now. Stefan says he’s sorry but he really has to get back to work. Ava stops him and says she texted Elliot and everything is fine at the Bistro. Rafe thinks it’s a good idea that they both stick around in case Harris has anything to say. Kayla comes out, so Ava asks how Harris is. Kayla responds that he’s awake, talking, and his vitals are good which excites Ava. Rafe asks if he can see Harris. Kayla tells him to keep it short. Rafe thanks her and heads back in to the room to see Harris. Rafe tells Harris that it’s good to have him back. Harris thanks him and says it’s good to be back. Harris asks if they got Clyde. Rafe wishes he could say that but insists they are close. The nurse tells Harris to push the call button if he needs anything as she exits. Harris asks Rafe to fill him in on what happened but Rafe notes that he promised Kayla that he wouldn’t wear him out. Harris insists, so Rafe agrees to give him the short version.

Ava and Stefan watch through the window of Harris’s room. Ava thanks God for Harris coming back to them.

Tripp tells Wendy that it’s her turn again to tell stories. Wendy responds that she can’t really think of any right now and apologizes. Tripp says it’s okay. Wendy says she’s trying so hard to be tough about this and brave, but she’s not really succeeding at the moment. Wendy admits that she’s scared and asks if Tripp is. Tripp responds that he’s not scared, but angry and outraged. Tripp knows that they are going to be okay, rescued, and found soon. Tripp adds that he’s grateful that he’s at least with the person he loves most in the world. Wendy responds that she’s grateful for that too. Wendy says even if Tripp is scared, he’s at least acting brave and tough for her which impresses her. Wendy asks if he has any tips. Tripp tells her that smiling is a good start.

Marlena tells Everett that at this point they are just gathering information so they won’t get ahead of themselves. Stephanie asks what the next step is. Marlena wants to get a release from him signed to get his medical records from Seattle. Stephanie questions if she will request records from Everett Lynch or Robert Stein. Marlena says both if that’s okay as she then exits. Everett tells Stephanie that he doesn’t know what’s going on here, but he swears that Robert Stein is a stranger to him. Stephanie doesn’t know what to believe right now. Everett tells Stephanie that he loves her and would never hurt her. Stephanie calls it a lot for both of them to process, so she thinks it’s just best to wait and see what the doctors say. Everett asks what if something is terribly wrong or he has a brain tumor. Stephanie points out that the CAT scan would have found that. Everett apologizes but says he doesn’t know if he can be alone right now. Stephanie assures that he won’t be as she promises to be there for him.

Stefan asks Ava what she thinks Harris is saying to Rafe. Ava says it looks like Rafe is doing most of the talking.

Harris tells Rafe that he needs to know what happened with Clyde. Rafe says he will fill him in on all of that, but first they need to talk about what happened to Harris. Harris brings up that Kayla said he was shot and assumes Rafe knows something about that. Rafe informs him that it happened at the Bistro loading dock. Harris notes that Kayla didn’t mention that. Rafe adds that Harris was apparently there to meet someone and they need to find out who that was. Rafe questions if Harris doesn’t know who shot him.

Marlena returns to the hospital room so Everett signs the releases. Marlena thanks him and says now she can begin to familiarize herself with his case. Marlena asks if Everett has old friends or family members who might be able to fill in blanks for them. Everett brings up his old editor and reporter buddy that he hung out with in Seattle. Marlena suggests talking with them might trigger a memory and tells him to call her office if that happens. Marlena asks him to stop by for a follow up appointment as she thinks they should start sessions as soon as possible. Everett realizes she is a psychiatrist. Marlena adds that she will contact a neurologist to get as much information as they can to give him the best diagnosis. Everett says he understands. Everett asks if Marlena thinks it’s possible that he will remember parts of his life that his brain seems to have completely deleted. Marlena says she can’t guarantee that but it’s what they are all hoping for.

Tripp talks to Wendy about how smiling helps with stress. They talk about how people are probably looking for them by now since they didn’t show up for work. Tripp guesses Ava is probably going crazy and having Steve work his ass off to find them. Wendy wonders how people would know to look here for them. Tripp admits he doesn’t know. Wendy feels the only way out is if they find a way out themselves. Tripp says they’ve already tried the obvious ways so they will have to think outside the box. Wendy encourages that they can do it and decides they need a brilliant strategy.

Harris sees Ava watching through the window with Stefan. Rafe comments that she’s been hanging around ever since this happened and he finally let her in to see him right before he opened his eyes. Harris asks about Stefan. Rafe confirms he’s been hanging around to and he told them both to stay at least until he got a statement from Harris.

Ava tells Stefan that Rafe must be questioning Harris about when he got shot. Stefan repeats to Ava that he really needs to get going. Ava questions his rush to leave. Stefan responds that he has a lot going on and standing around the hospital doing nothing is driving him crazy. Ava says she’s noticed he’s had one foot out the door since he got there, even though Rafe told them to stay put. Ava questions why and urges Stefan to talk to her about what has him so restless. Stefan responds that it’s Clyde.

At the hospital, Kayla informs Marlena that Harris is out of his coma so they are hopeful for a full recovery which Marlena is thrilled to hear. Kayla thanks Marlena for jumping in on Everett’s case and asks what she thinks. Marlena says she’ll need a lot more information to make a reasonable diagnosis. Kayla brings up the CT scan and says she sees no explanation for the memory loss. Marlena admits she doesn’t either. Kayla asks if there’s a chance that Everett doesn’t have amnesia and could be faking it.

Everett comments on Stephanie being awfully quiet. She says she’s just taking it all in as that’s all they can do right now until they find out the truth about who he really is and what happened to him. Stephanie states that Jada deserves answers too. Everett gets a call and says he’ll be there as soon as he can. Everett hangs up and informs Stephanie that the police want him to come down to the station right away.

Officer Goldman returns to Wendy and Tripp with her gun raised. Tripp asks if she’s going to let them out. Goldman tells him to shut up as she’s calling the shots. She orders Tripp to record a message for Ava. Tripp asks if he doesn’t. She says then he will have no use to her. Tripp agrees to do whatever, so she gives him a tablet set to record and instructs him to read what is on the paper.

Harris watches through the window as Rafe exits his room and Ava asks how Harris is and what’s going on. Rafe says he’s sore and in pain, so he didn’t want to tire him out but he did ask about the shooting and reveals that Harris has no idea who shot him. Rafe mentions telling him that evidence points to Xander but Harris couldn’t confirm it, so in short, he has no idea who tried to kill him. Ava looks back through the window and waves at Harris.

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Carly and Drew have a long talk and he tells her he will let go how of his need to get revenge on Nina and then they make love.

Sonny and Nina have a long talk where Nina pleads with Sonny to forgive her because she still loves him. Sonny admits to Nina that he still loves her too, but he can’t forgive what she did to Carly and Drew. Sonny tells Nina the reason he can’t forgive her is because she turned Carly and Drew into the SEC without considering the consequences to her family. Sonny tells Nina their marriage is over, but Nina says she will never give up on their marriage.

Maxie and Spinelli finally admit they have feelings for each other, but Maxie is furious when Spinelli tells her the pipes never burst in his apartment and he moved in to help her pay her bills. Maxie tells Spinelli, despite what she and Felicia think, she isn’t a helpless person. Maxie tells Spinelli move out and go back to his apartment.

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Phyllis: Oh, my goodness!

Amanda: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness! So good to see you! I can’t believe you’re here!

Amanda: Well, you know you can come visit me. There are planes and buses, trains.

Phyllis: You know, don’t tempt me, because I may jump into your suitcase and start living in your guest room.

Amanda: Do it, please. But may I ask why?

Phyllis: Ah, I don’t wanna talk about me. Let’s talk about you. Why are you back in town?

Amanda: Battle preparations.

Nate: Aunt mamie? You’re looking wonderful, as always.

Mamie: Well, I can say the same to you.

[ Nate chuckles ] I’m so pleased that you were able to meet me for lunch at this hour.

Nate: Always happy to spend time with you. So, tell me, how was your trip?

Mamie: Oh, it was fine. But I wanna talk about chancellor-winters. A little birdie told me that there was a certain chill in the office.

Nate: Esther? What did she say?

Mamie: Well, enough for me to wonder if everyone’s focused on working as a team. Or if there might be something that might need my attention.

Chance: Hey, sorry to intrude. Left a file. I was just gonna grab it.

Billy: Sure. Chance, before you go, I just wanna make sure. Are we good?

Chance: Of course.

Billy: Okay. Look, don’t take what happened here earlier personally, okay? My response to your pitch was not a reflection of the actual idea. Music festivals, they have a lot of potential, but there’s a lot of moving parts, and they need to be very tight. But I think it’s something that chancellor-winters would be excited about in the future.

Chance: Sure.

Billy: Okay, good.

Chance: Actually, billy, I think it would help if we hash some things out real quick.

Tucker: Audra?

Jack: Ashley now insists that she was wrong, that tucker wasn’t violent in paris after all.

Diane: Just like that?

Jack: Just like that. And as pleased as I am that she may have found some peace with the incident, I am concerned that she may be susceptible to that man all over again.

Kyle: Well, I don’t see that happening. The breakup was real, their marriage is over. It’s clearly gotten past the point of no return.

Jack: I don’t know, I just sense a vulnerability there with that man’s concerned. And it worries me.

Diane: I’m with kyle on this. Ashley is a grown woman. She knows who she is. I think you need to give her some credit to handle tucker the way she wants to.

Jack: You sound a lot like billy. He thinks I should back off.

Kyle: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but maybe you should listen to him.

Jack: How can I do that when I know how deeply, how often he has hurt her? And as much as she says she’s gonna be able to handle him, the look on her face when she said the other day that he had broken her… here is no way in hell I am going to let that man hurt ashley again.

Ashley: Ooh, spicy. You’re certainly worked up.

Audra: You know, I’d like to get a few things straight.

Ashley: Didn’t we already have this conversation?

Audra: It’s my turn to do the talking.

Ashley: Oh. I don’t suppose you’ll leave if I ask you nicely?

Audra: You know, tucker told me you went up to his suite last night.

Ashley: Oh, did he?

Audra: Yeah, we don’t keep secrets. Our relationship is based on honesty.

Ashley: Oh, that’s so sweet. Are we done now?

Audra: You’re done with tucker.

[ Ashley laughs ]

Ashley: Well, that’s not your call.

Audra: You know this game you’re playing? You miraculously decide that you were wrong about paris, that tucker wasn’t violent, and so you sneak up to his suite and ambush him with your new truth?

Ashley: Wow, tucker really did overshare, didn’t he?

Audra: It’s not gonna work, ashley. If you’ve changed your mind and decided that you now want a future with tucker, it’s too late. Okay, you blew it. So you need to back off. He’s with me now.

Ashley: But you’re not sure about that, are you? And that’s why you’re here. Because you’re very afraid that he’s not over me, aren’t you?

Audra: You’ve hurt tucker for the last time. So if you try to seduce him as part of your sick plan, you’re gonna have to deal with me.

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Ashley: What is this dynamic that you’ve got with tucker? I mean, clearly you’ve got daddy issues.

Audra: Tucker’s and my connection is none of your business.

Ashley: That’s true. But it’s fascinating how you’re playing this.

Audra: Look, what I have with tucker isn’t a game.

Ashley: Of course it is, audra. Come on. We both know you’re an opportunist. Tucker’s heartbroken and he’s vulnerable and you’re there, ready to hold his hand and whatever else.

Audra: Yeah, well, we have a future. Okay, real plans.

[ Ashley laughs ] He’s actually taking me to paris.

Ashley: Oh, really? That’s where we had our honeymoon.

Audra: Yeah, well, that’s even more proof that he’s over you.

Ashley: But I will say you should probably avoid a certain café there if I were you.

Audra: Yeah, well, our trip is nothing like your trainwreck of a honeymoon. He wants me to meet the board at glissade, and we’re gonna create a company like no one has ever seen and I just can’t wait.

Ashley: You’re gonna create a company like nobody has ever seen. Isn’t that interesting? You and I were gonna do the exact same thing.

Audra: Yeah, well, unlike you, I won’t go back on my word to him. Yeah, run home to my family because I’m so afraid to step outside their shadow.

Ashley: Do you have a family to run home to? I’m interested in knowing that. I mean, are you just all alone in the world? Is that why you’ve glommed on to tucker the way you have? You’ve got nowhere else to go?

Audra: Well, tucker’s all I need, and I’m all he needs.

Ashley: Uh-huh. Spoken like a true romantic, only that is not what you are at all. You are more of a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately kind of gal, aren’t you?

Audra: Now go ahead, make fun of me, but understand this. You do not wanna go to war with me. You may think you’re tough, but trust me, it will end badly for you.

Jack: Just look at that smug bastard.

Diane: I know you wanna be protective of your sister, but you need to let her handle him.

Jack: I can’t just do nothing.

Diane: Jack!

[ Sighs ] And here I thought we were going to have a nice, quiet meal.

Kyle: Well, you know how protective dad is.

Jack: Well, you are just a demon we can’t seem to exorcise.

Tucker: Evan, two glasses of your finest holy water. No? Come on, that was funny.

Jack: Not funny.

Tucker: Maybe you’re the one with the demon.

Jack: Ashley tells me she’s changed her mind about what happened in paris.

Tucker: Yes. Yes, she’s finally seen the light. And she was big enough to admit it to me.

Jack: Well, don’t think for one second she’s changed her mind about how dangerous you are. Your lies, your manipulations, your constant threat to her happiness. Why don’t you do what you should’ve done months ago? Hop on a jet out of town and don’t look back.

Tucker: Jack, when are you going to let your sister live her life the way she chooses?

Amanda: Thank you.

Phyllis: Battle plans? Really? I love this. I wanna be a part of it because I love a good fight.

Amanda: Mmm. Well, you’re lucky I don’t take you on for making me believe you were dead.

Phyllis: Hey, hey, listen, I apologized for that. I apologized. I said I was sorry and I meant it.

Amanda: Just don’t ever die on me again, please.

Phyllis: Okay, well, don’t die on me, okay? Wait, what is this battle plan thing?

Amanda: Oh, I am standing in for jill. I’m overseeing everything at chancellor-winters, so it’s pretty much office politics on steroids.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s billy, isn’t it? It’s always billy.

Amanda: Actually, yeah, it kind of is.

Phyllis: He is a troublemaker.

Amanda: My mission is to shore up the jill, billy, chance side of things.

Phyllis: Well, maybe billy needs an ally.

Amanda: Mm. All troublemakers usually do.

Mamie: All I could get out of esther was that there was something in the air. And that john abbott and neil winters wouldn’t be happy about it. Honey, I need some details from you.

Nate: There’s definitely something when it comes to billy and devon. Did you know billy proposed we add abbott to the company name? Abbott-chancellor-winters, to be exact.

Mamie: Excuse me?

Nate: Billy pitched that jill deserved her due.

Mamie: The nerve of him. Well, I know that. Devon turned him down?

Nate: He discussed it with lily and they nixed it, for now, with a promise to revisit it once she’s back.

Mamie: Yeah, well, there’ll be no revisiting if i have anything to say about it.

Nate: Jill’s not gonna let it go that easily, aunt mamie. Amanda sinclair came to town on jill’s orders because of this issue.

Mamie: She sent for amanda sinclair? Oh, jill is really playing it dirty, but then she doesn’t know any other way to play it. She and her minions, nothing but trouble.

Nate: Actually, I’m impressed with chance.

Mamie: Oh, why is that?

Nate: Well, he’s smart, um, fast learner. He’s already come up with some great ideas.

Mamie: What does devon think?

Nate: He seems to be impressed.

Mamie: Oh, isn’t billy mentoring chance?

Nate: Uh, billy is, but, uh, chance seems to have taken a step back from that.

Mamie: Why is that?

Nate: Well, chance came up with a solid idea recently, one I see real value in. Devon bent over backwards to appear impressed, willing to collaborate on the idea. But billy just kind of shot it down for no good reason. More flex than anything, if you ask me.

Mamie: Chance didn’t like it?

Nate: Being second-guessed? Dismissed? Not at all.

Mamie: The same way that you felt some time ago with devon.

Nate: You’re not wrong. There’s definitely some friction between billy and chance. In fact, chance turned to me for support. I’ve told him I’ll do whatever I can to help.

Mamie: Now, this is a very interesting development, especially if you can keep chance on your good side. You know the fewer allies that billy and jill have, the better.

Billy: So you are upset that I didn’t support your proposal, which is fine. So, what do you wanna say?

Chance: Look, I know I still have a lot to learn here. I know you and I are still trying to find our groove together, but in that meeting, I felt a shift, and I’m not really sure I’m comfortable with it.

Billy: A shift?

Chance: Yeah.

Billy: What kind of shift?

Chance: That was a good idea.

Billy: And I agree.

Chance: And I felt like your response was part of another issue.

Billy: Is that right?

Chance: You and devon. Once he liked it, you stepped back, you slammed on the brakes, and then the meeting turned into a– a tug-of-war between the two of you.

Billy: One thing I’ve come to appreciate about you, chance, is your bluntness. Look, you need to understand that devon and I are trying to find a balance here. The hierarchy between the two of us is new, but rest assured, there is no power struggle.

Chance: Well, I wish I could believe that. But from what I’ve seen, it feels like you and devon are trying to prove something to each other. And now, billy, I love working here, I love working with you, but I will not be used by you or devon.

You’re the one that I want! You used my pitch to go after devon. I mean, you basically shelved a good idea, an idea that you admitted was good because devon supported it. Now, how’s that good business?

Billy: That is business, chance. What you just described is business. We bounce ideas off each other. Some of them we use, some of them we shelve, some of them we– we kill, some of them we use at a later date. And once you get a little more experience, you’ll realize that. But right now, you’re taking everything a little too personal.

Chance: This is not about my feelings, billy, and I’d appreciate it if you weren’t so condescending, okay? Now, I know what I saw. Nate saw it too, by the way.

Billy: Yeah?

Chance: Yeah.

Billy: Talked to nate about it?

Chance: You left the meeting. We were discussing how to develop my proposal into something you would approve of.

Billy: Yeah, and nate approved of your idea?

Chance: He did, and I value his input.

Billy: Well, good. Look, I’m sorry that you’re upset about the way that I responded to your pitch, okay? But if I have a critique on your idea, it’s because I want you to learn the ropes. I want you to understand how the corporate world works. But if you’re gonna get upset every time I make a comment, then maybe we need to rethink this situation.

Chance: Again, it’s not about my feelings, billy. I can take criticism. What I don’t appreciate is being weaponized in a power struggle that I want nothing to do with.

Billy: Again, I’m sorry you’re upset. I gave you my opinion. No angle. Nothing. Just my opinion, okay? I’m not using you. I don’t have ulterior motives. I do wanna see you succeed, and I think you have the talent to do it. And if I’m protecting you right now, chance, it’s because I wanna nurture you, okay? I wanna see you grow here.

Chance: Okay, well, i appreciate the good start you’ve given me, billy, but maybe it’s time to give me a little less protection and a little more room.

Phyllis: Well, I am sorry about your mom. She was really beautiful, very impressive woman. Very classy. You should have had more time with her.

Amanda: Yeah. Well, I’m just grateful for the time we did have.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Amanda: Yeah. Well, speaking of time, I, um, I have to go.

Phyllis: Oh.

Amanda: Yeah.

Phyllis: Okay.

Amanda: What are you up to?

Phyllis: Oh, uh, I’m just gonna be thinking about, you know, my bad luck and my bad choices.

Amanda: Oh, stop it. You’re too fierce for that.

Phyllis: You are too fierce. You are. Go. Go whip chancellor-winters into shape.

[ Amanda laughs ]

Amanda: I’m gonna do just that.

Ashley: Are you threatening me?

Audra: It’s a friendly warning. I have much more experience at fighting dirty than you, and I enjoy it much more than I should.

Ashley: Hmm. You’re in love with tucker.

Audra: I understand him.

Ashley: Well, believing that is your first mistake.

Audra: Hmm. Tucker and I are alike. Our minds work in the same way. We want the same things, and we believe in the same things.

Ashley: Yeah, well, hmm, tucker only believes in tucker, so…

Audra: See, that’s how I know you don’t get him at all. And the way you treated him… you know, how many hoops did you jump through to prove that he is just so worthy of the great ashley abbott? And you did all of that just so you could dump his ass over some bogus drama that only happened in your head.

Ashley: Poor, stupid audra. You’ve really got it bad, haven’t you? That makes this situation even more interesting.

Audra: Then admit it. Tell me that you want tucker back.

Ashley: I don’t have to admit anything to you, you bitch.

Audra: You know, it doesn’t matter, because you’ve already lost. And you lost bad.

Jack: My sister would never choose you.

Tucker: I’ll survive.

Jack: She knows who you are now. She’s done with you, for good.

Tucker: Jack… I– I don’t think you see what’s going on here. Everything that’s transpired, my argument with ashley in paris and our breakup, it all really comes down to you.

Jack: To me?

Tucker: Yeah, yeah. You have this, um… [ Chuckles ] …It’s pathetic, this obsessive need to keep an iron grip on your family. And it’s what caused your son to almost betray the family. Uh, it’s what’s pushed billy back to chancellor-winters. And it is damn near broken ashley’s spirit. So, if you’re looking for someone to blame, you might wanna look in the mirror. Sorry.

Jack: So that’s it? That’s all you got? Throwing around absurd accusations? How about we start with the facts? Kyle never betrayed the family. In fact, his actions helped put you down for good. Billy went back to chancellor-winters to protect his mother from your attacks. And you broke ashley’s spirit by insisting that she turn her back on a family that she loves.

Tucker: [ Scoffs ] See, that’s pathetic, man.

Jack: Pathetic?

Tucker: Yeah, whatever helps you sleep at night.

Jack: “Pathetic.” I am here having a lovely meal with my wife and son, and you are sitting alone at a bar knowing your son has barred you from his life. Who’s the pathetic one here? The right age for

Tucker: I do have to hand it to you, jack, uh, you and the rest of the abbotts, you really did a number on me. Resurrecting the old scandal, and influencing ashley against me. You brought me to my knees, man. Really, well done. But as they say, the obstacle is the path, right? So maybe I should thank you for creating this new opportunity for me to go bigger than I ever have.

Jack: “The obstacle is the path.” Do you have any idea how absurd you sound?

Tucker: No, I mean it. Ashley selling me glissade, it’s become the key to my future. New company, new life. And I couldn’t be more excited. Especially when I kick some jabot ass.

Jack: I thought you weren’t coming after jabot.

Tucker: It’s just– innovative new company makes jabot look like a tired old workhorse. That’s just inspired business acumen.

Jack: Oh, that’s right. Your arrogance just amazes me. That you think for one minute, a ragtag collection of moribund companies run by a man who knows nothing about the beauty business is going to be a threat to jabot, why? Because you want to believe it’s true? Astonishing.

Tucker: What can I tell you? I’m a big believer in the power of positive thinking.

Jack: Well, I’ll look forward to watching you fail. In the meantime, stay away from my sister.

Tucker: And what if she can’t stay away from me?

Jack: Do not tempt me to take the gloves off.

[ Tucker sighs ]

Tucker: Is that a threat, jack?

Jack: Threat, warning, promise, you call it anything you want. I want you to stay away from her. You’re never going to hurt her again.

[ Phone ringing ] Hello? Yes.

Diane: We have publicly discredited tucker, humiliated him. His marriage has been annulled, his son wants nothing to do with him, and yet, he continues to be this menace to all of us.

Kyle: Who knows? Maybe he’ll get bored of us all and move on.

Diane: Well, I doubt it. He seems more emboldened than ever. And you know how obsessed he is with ashley. She’s strong, but what if we’re wrong? What if he manages to suck her back in, and then jack will be pulled back in as well?

Kyle: Mom, dad can handle himself.

Diane: Well, he’s just dealing with a lot right now. Jabot and looking after nikki.

Kyle: Well, he’s got us to pick up the slack at jabot if needed.

Diane: Yeah, I guess that’s true, but still…

Kyle: Mom. This isn’t about the company, is it? I’m guessing your real concern is dad’s renewed connection to nikki.

Nate: I agree. Chance could be a valuable asset for the good of the company. Not as some pawn in a power struggle between us and the abbotts.

Mamie: Jill has declared war. There’s no backing down now.

Nate: Didn’t you bring the war when you secretly invested in this company?

Mamie: My investment has always been in this family. Now, if that means war to some people, then that’s on them. This is about the winters’ legacy. We have got to come together to make sure that’s what happens.

Nate: Auntie, I love you, but I am not interested in contributing to this struggle. I’ve lived through conflict on two previous fronts. First with devon and then at newman. It never ends well.

Mamie: Oh, honey, that’s just because you didn’t get the ending that you wanted. This time, it’s going to be different.

Nate: Don’t you see no good can come from this? So please, give up this battle you feel you need to wage with jill.

Mamie: Oh, so you think that if I put down my sword, that means that jill won’t swing hers at me? Oh, no, I will not be caught off guard.

Nate: Is there nothing I can say to convince you otherwise?

Mamie: I never back down from doing what’s best for my family.

Nate: But is it really–

Mamie: Look, jill abbott has had a stranglehold on chancellor-winters for far too long. It’s time that we take full control of our company. And I’m here to make sure that’s what happens.

Billy: She wanted a little room, huh?

Chance: No disrespect.

Billy: Hm.

[ Knocking on door ]

Amanda: Is this a bad time?

Billy: Just ironing out some work issues.

Chance: I’m still finding my way. It’s good to see you, amanda.

Amanda: Yeah, you too. It’s nothing serious, I hope.

Billy: No, no, I think we got it all figured out. What do you say?

Chance: Yeah, all good. Better get back to it. Hope I see you again while you’re here.

Amanda: Yeah, you too. Okay, now that he’s gone, you want to tell me what’s really going on?

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Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hey.

Abby: Uh-oh, I know that tone. What’s wrong?

Chance: Nothing.

Abby: Chance.

Chance: Just trying to learn how to manage working with billy abbott.

Amanda: That man is jill’s grandson. If you have a problem with him, you need to solve it now. He is on our side.

Billy: He’s new. He’s ambitious, he needs to know how the business world works, especially at this company. And you know what? Some lessons are harder to learn than others.

Amanda: Billy, he’s an adult, a cop, a war veteran. You really think he needs a lesson from you?

Billy: Yes, in business, I do. And you know what? You don’t have to treat him with kid gloves because of the history with devon and abby.

Amanda: “Kid gloves”? I am telling you that jill wants this team pulled together.

Billy: That’s what I’m trying to do, amanda.

Amanda: Really?

Billy: Yes, why does it seem like you don’t trust me?

Diane: Nikki and I will never be friends, given our history, which I admit, my actions had a great deal to do with.

Kyle: Your relationship has been contentious since you came back to town.

Diane: Yeah, I thought we’d reached sort of a détente since the wedding, but no, I will never be at the top of her besties list.

Kyle: So, are you unhappy that dad’s helping her?

Diane: Look, I understand stepping in to help an old friend who desperately needs you.

Kyle: But?

Diane: All right, maybe I’m being paranoid. I just worry about jack’s own battle with addiction.

Kyle: Oh, that problem was a long time ago. And that success is the type of insight and strength that’ll help nikki.

Diane: Well, I hope so, for both their sake.

Kyle: I have every faith in dad.

Diane: Me too. Jack abbott is as strong as they come. And while we’re waiting for him, why don’t we, uh– why don’t we go over the agenda for tomorrow’s marketing meeting?

Kyle: Sure.

Diane: Or, better yet, kyle, why don’t we continue our conversation from the other night?

Kyle: Oh, for some reason, I’d rather talk about tucker.

Diane: Now, when I pushed, you admitted that you’re finding it tougher than you thought to see me in the position that you always wanted. And that you’re struggling not to resent it?

Kyle: I spoke out of turn.

Diane: No, no, you didn’T. You were being honest, and that’s the way it should be between us. So, if you do resent me being co-ceo, how can we fix it?

[ Ashley sighs ]

Ashley: There must be another way, there has to be. Are you sure this is the best way to handle things?

[ Ashley sighs ] Yes. Oh, here comes the bread guy.

Jack: So, what did I miss?

Kyle: Sounded like you read tucker the riot act.

Jack: He’s a first-class egomaniac who can’t be trusted. I made it clear to him on no uncertain terms, he’s to keep his lies, his games, his poison away from ashley and our family.

Kyle: Dad, I know you want to be protective of the family, but why waste your time warning tucker? It’s like lighting a match.

Diane: I agree. Why antagonize him?

Jack: I almost hope it provokes him to cross the line. Then, we’ll have something to crucify him with.

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Audra sighs ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Audra: Coming!

Tucker: Hello to you too. Ah! Celebrating? I prefer you do it with me, however.

Audra: What are we celebrating?

Tucker: Start practicing your french, mon petit chou. We leave in three days.

Audra: I’ll drink to that.

Tucker: You bet you will.

Audra: To paris.

Tucker: To paris.

Audra: Paris can’t come fast enough for me.

Tucker: So, I woke up all by my lonesome. Where did you slip off to?

Audra: I just had some errands to run.

Tucker: To run, [Indistinct]. Uh, was one of those errands confronting ashley? I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Chance: You didn’t have to follow me here.

Abby: Hey, maybe I just wanted a cup of coffee. Okay, fine, I’m concerned. If you’re not happy–

Chance: No, it’s not that. I just… I guess, adjusting to chancellor-winters has been a little bit more difficult than I thought.

Abby: Well, it is a big jump from police work to the corporate world.

Chance: Yeah, I mean the work’s fine, but the politics and the people–

Abby: Are you talking about billy?

Chance: It’s been interesting.

Abby: And not in a good way.

Chance: Look, I don’t want to bore you with the details, really.

Abby: Look, as a future member of the chancellor-winters board, I want to know if there’s any issues.

Chance: Excuse me, what? You say chancellor-winters board member?

Abby: It’s pretty much a done deal, I’m just waiting for the vote.

Chance: Oh, my gosh. Wow, if I had known, I would have shut my mouth, and bought you coffee.

Abby: Hey, you can still buy me a cup of coffee, but don’t worry, I’m not taking notes or anything. I’m on your side. Look, you’re dom’s other dad. I want you to be happy, and if there’s anything I can do to help–

Chance: I appreciate it, but I’m fine, really. Okay, maybe “fine” is overstating it a bit. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but when I agreed to have billy as my mentor, I just didn’t realize the guy came with all this baggage.

Amanda: I do trust you.

Billy: You sure about that?

Amanda: Yes.

Billy: Because sometimes I think you only see me as a guy you hung out with at the end of class. Sharing a bourbon and playing some cards.

Amanda: That was a million years ago.

Billy: Yeah, it was.

Amanda: But I have complete faith in you, billy. And maybe you’re right. Maybe I have a soft spot for chance. Walking in together and seeing the two people that you love having sex on the sofa.

Billy: That’ll bond you for life?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

[ Billy sighs ] I think I’m just a little confused. Jill told me you were mentoring him and things were going well.

Billy: She’s not wrong. They were, you know, but chance is one of those guys who wants success straight out of the gate. And he’s got a chip on his shoulder every time I criticize one of his ideas.

Amanda: Kind of sounds like devon and nate first time around. See, devon was way too harsh and nate took it as badly as possible.

Billy: And now devon has gone the complete other direction. Loving everything that comes out of chance’s mouth, and you know why he’s doing that? To make me look like a dream killer.

Amanda: Are you? (Ethan) I started smoking menthol cigarettes

Billy: No, okay, I’m not in the business of casually shooting down good ideas.

Amanda: Okay, so chance is not in the middle of a power struggle between you and devon.

Billy: Amanda, you too? Chance said the same thing.

Amanda: Well, is he right?

Billy: It was one idea, and it needs work, which I told him and I stand by, but all of a sudden, people think it’s a big deal.

Amanda: Well, maybe it’s because we’re all right, and you’re in denial.

Abby: Come on, chance. If you’re having issues with billy, I want to help.

Chance: I would much rather talk about you and this amazing move that you just made. What’s going to happen to society?

Abby: Well, I hired tessa to manage it so that way I can be in the office more. Hopefully.

Chance: Working with devon, that’s a perk.

Abby: Did you know that amanda sinclair was in town?

Chance: Yeah, yeah. I saw her.

Abby: Yeah, so did I. It was, um, uncomfortable, to say the least.

Chance: Yeah, well, um, I’m sure that’s going to take some time. Hell, I see devon every day. We make it work. You two belong together.

Abby: Thank you for saying that. You know, I don’t expect amanda to get there anytime soon.

Chance: Things change.

Abby: Yeah, they do. But you know, I always want the best for you, right?

Chance: Yeah, I know. And I’m happy to say that my life is moving in that direction.

Abby: Good. Yeah. You deserve all of that. And more.

Audra: How did you know I went to see ashley? Did she call you?

Tucker: No. I know because I know you. But I don’t know why you would do that. I thought you understood how I feel about you. Did I not make myself clear? Because if you’re feeling insecure at all, I will make myself clear again and again. Until you believe it. You’re the only one for me.

Audra: Don’t worry. I’m not feeling insecure. Not anymore.

[ Tucker clicks tongue ]

Tucker: Uh-oh. What did you do? Should I be worried?

Audra: Ashley’s still standing, if that’s what you’re asking. But you know, it felt good to face her. To let her know where I stand. Where you and I stand. Together.

Tucker: Yeah.

Audra: You know, and if she thinks she can try to come between us, she’s gonna have a situation on her hands.

Tucker: Mm-mm. Let’s let that be the end of it, shall we? There’s nothing to be gained from provoking her.

Audra: It wasn’t a provocation, tucker. It was a warning.

Jack: Hey, there you are. How you doing?

Ashley: I’m fine.

Jack: You sure?

Ashley: Yes, you have to believe that, jackie. You have to believe me. I’ve accepted what happened in paris and I’m moving on.

Jack: Well, you just seemed upset, a little confused.

Ashley: Yeah, I did. But now I’m not. In fact, things are finally going my way.

Jack: And what does that mean?

Ashley: That means that I’m excited about my future.

Jack: Uh, where are you going now?

Ashley: Uh, I have an idea that I’m kind of messing around with a little bit.

[ Laughing ] At my lab. You know, jabot.

Diane: Sounds promising.

Ashley: Yeah. Very. I’ll see you.

Diane: Bye. You see that, jack? That is a woman who sounds completely over tucker. She’s excited about the future, enthusiastic about her work. You’ve got to stop worrying. She’s going to be okay.

Tucker: Hello.

Ashley: Hi. Can we meet for a drink?

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let’s not waste each other’s time standing around. You got something to say to me? Just go ahead and say it, nina. Sorry. I’m just startled because I’ve heard you use that tone of voice with other people, but I never dreamed that you would with me. I don’t know what y-you’re expecting. I just — I want a conversation. I-I don’t want to waste any more time. We’ve wasted enough time being apart. Okay. This is your chance. Stop stalling. Get to where you need to get. I miss you. And I’m done missing you. Kristina and I are more than friends. What does that — what does that even mean? “More than friends”? You know what it means. Please don’t pretend you don’T. No, I don’t have to pretend. You’ve said barely anything since I got here, and I’m completely lost. I’m saying… kristina didn’t stay over because we had some girls’ night that went late. Kristina isn’t a friend. She’s my girlfriend.

[ Exhales sharply ] It’s an auspicious day that begins when two co-parents such as ourselves share a house… and then share a kiss. Oh, it was a first for me. Yeah. I have no precedent, either. So…what now? Well — well, we could just pretend it never happened. Was the kiss not to your liking? Oh, no. I thought it was fine. “Fine”? I mean, “fine” is akin to “nice,” linguistically speaking, and neither connote a rave review. No. Okay. Uh, I-it was better than fine. It was better than nice. It was — it was definitely a good kiss. Okay, because, I mean, it was — it was very good for — for me, as well. Great. Okay. Okay? Well, now that we’ve got that worked out, let’s just go back to the way things were. What — what — you want to — you want to put the genie back in the bottle? Yeah. Yeah. Why not? Well, because I’m afraid that would be impossible. Why is that? And, please, no lectures on the metaphysical properties of genies and when they can and can’t be put back in the bottles because, yes, I’m sure there are laws that govern the “genie-verse,” but they don’t apply to us. “Us.” Did you just say “us”? “Us” as in us, just standing here. I mean, I-it’s only a word! No. It means more. Since when? Since… I think I’m falling back in love with you, maxie. So how was your day? The heavy bag and I spent some quality time together. How was your day? Not so great. I hate the way this feels between us, carly. But I’m at a loss. Can we find our way forward or… or is this the end for us?


It’s a good thing you kept your day job, now that you’ve printed your first and last issue of crimson. I may have said some things that I didn’t mean at the office, you know. I know i did. I missed you last night. I missed you, too. I’ve been missing you for a while now. I’m not the same since prison. I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. But if you’re looking for the man that I used to be, he’s gone…for good. If I wasn’t willing to listen, I’d have walked out by now. It’s ironic because I came here to ask ava to orchestrate some way for us to be alone together. And lo and behold, you show up, so no orchestration needed. You and ava talking about me? Well, of course we do. Because we’re friends, sonny. Right. And she’s currently staying with you, though she doesn’t tell me a whole lot. But she did tell me that you were almost killed in puerto rico. I can’t stand the thought of you being struck down by some unknown assassin. Alright. So if you talk to ava, you know that nobody got hurt. As you can see, I’m fine. But do you know who’s responsible for this? And where was dex? I mean, he shouldn’t let something like that happen to you. He should be protecting you. Nina, that’s not your concern. You are my concern. Everything about you is my concern. You know I’m not gonna stop worrying and caring about you, sonny, because you served me with divorce papers, okay? No legal document is gonna… your — your ring. What? Your wedding ring. Where is it?

Mami, did you hear what I said? I did. My hearing’s just fine. Thank you. You need to pick up after yourself. Unbelievable. I guess you think that now that your career is taking off, you can just have people just do all this for you, right? But no matter how big you get, you need to pick up after you. Discipline, self-respect, courtesy, hard work. These are all really good habits that matter. Good habits matter because they serve you your whole life. And you don’t just let them slide like this. I guess what they say is true. A mother’s work is never done. It’s clearly more than just finances.

Mami. Please stop. I don’t need you to clean up after me. I need you to look at me. There are a million reasons why I didn’t tell you the truth. But now I have one big reason to tell you everything. And the fact is, kristina and I — there is no “kristina and I”! There is you, and there is her. And there is some story, some fantasy that this young lady has been whispering in your ear. No. Kristina hasn’t done anything like that. Look. I don’t — I don’t know you, okay? But I know my daughter, and I know that she doesn’t have these kinds of ridiculous ideas. You only know parts of your daughter, okay? The parts I let you see and the parts you let yourself see. Right now I’m trying to get you to see more. Do you think I don’t see you, baby? I brought you into this world. There’s no one who knows you better than I do. I have always been there for you. But I’m not that child anymore. I’m an adult who’s been fending for herself in a very tough industry for years. Honey, I’ve always helped you. I’ve always been there. I know. And I’m grateful. But I also know who I am. And now I need you to know, too. You think you’re in love with me. Oh. Okay. Well, when you’re sure, shoot me an e-mail and let me know. Okay. No, there’s no need to involve the internet. Okay. Let me rewind. Maxie, maxie. I am in love with you. I’ve always been in love with you. Let’s not rewrite history here, okay? I mean, there were long periods of time — I’m talking, like, years — where you were not in love with me. Okay. I may not — I may not have always expressed it. So why are you expressing it now? Okay. I wish I was more articulate for both of our sakes. I really do. But, please, just — just bear with me. Hear me out, okay? Okay. It’s true. For years, I-I sublimated my feelings. But they’ve returned. And they are — they’re stronger than ever. I’ve been trying to fight this since — since last christmas. You’ve had these feelings this entire time? Being in this house, living together, but separately together, if you know what — I — I can’t explain it, but my feelings, they’ve overwhelmed me, and it just kind of happened. One day, we were co-parents. And the next… you know. Don’t you? Last night, I-I-I said it using someone else’s words, someone else’s lyrics in a song, but I’m saying it again… as me…right now. Do you have anything to say in return?


I don’t have a firm grasp on the old drew or the man that I am now, for that matter. Drew cain is… good and kind. And funny and sweet. And so decent. He’s the man I fell for. He sounds interesting. I could spend the rest of my life getting to know him and never scratch the surface and love every minute. Because I love you. And I’m not the only one. Scout adores you because you’re such an amazing father. And you risked everything, including your life, to save willow. And, my god, when we were both facing the possibility of going to prison, you stood up and you took the blame for everything. And it cost you so much. There was no other choice. Yes, there was! Lesser men make easy, self-serving choices every day. But not you. Not ever. I feel like there’s a “but” coming. It must be so hard… to be such a good man and move through the world the way you do. And I love you so much. But… I want you to put pentonville and the past behind you. Why are you so surprised? That ring means something. It’s a symbol of love, fidelity, and trust. And when they’re gone — it’s only gone when we say that it’s gone. And it has to be with the same conviction and passion we felt when we put these rings on our fingers, sonny. Look. I still have mine. It’s right here. I’ve never taken it off. But that’s your choice, nina. Not that it’s gonna change anything once we’ve signed the papers. Do you really think we can put everything that we are on some pieces of paper? The paper is gonna make things easier. It’s gonna make the ending easier. This is hard on you, too. Okay, then forget about the damn papers! Forget about the rings! Even forget about the vows that we made to each other. The only thing that truly matters, sonny, is that I love you. And I know that you still love me. That’s not the only thing that matters. I know. It’s not the only thing that matters. Okay, you can blame me all you want for throwing carly and drew under the bus. I reported them to the sec. Yes, I did that. But you cannot tell me that you don’t understand why I did that. On some level, deep down, you understand. And you know why? Why? Because we both live by this golden rule. Do unto others before they can do unto you. In my case, it’s business. In your case, it’s jealousy. Jealousy almost put donna’s mother in prison. What about wiley? What about amelia? Carly is as much their grandmother as you are. Yeah, and I’m reminded of that over and over again. I made a rash decision. You don’t want carly happy, plain and simple! It didn’t matter who went to prison — drew or carly. As long as carly’s miserable, it’s a win-win situation for you. You blame me for taking drew away from carly, right? But do you ever blame carly for taking my daughters away from me? Daughters. Plural. Sonny. Nelle and willow! It seems like I’m the only one ever outraged by that. You can come up with a million excuses why you did what you did. And, yeah, I can be ruthless when I have to be. But you’re reckless! And petty! And that’s unforgivable. Forget about sonny. I mean, n-not forget — forget him? He’s a tough man to forget. I mean, the man’s a legend. But… I think I’m in love with you, too. Just digressions aside — wait. What, what, what? I said I think — no, I’m almost positive I — you love me?! Did you hear that, world?! She loves me! No? Is that enough? I’m gonna go. I think you and your mom should talk. No. Please stay. You’re a part of my life, and my mother needs to hear it. No, no, no. I don’t need to hear any more about this. We have more important things to talk about, like your finances. No, at the moment, the most important thing is kristina and I, and the sooner you accept that — what more do I need to accept? When you first came to me and you said you wanted to earn a living trying to sing, I was nervous, but I said, “okay.” And then you said you wanted to go around the world singing. And what did I do? I jumped in, I took care of the books, and I made sure that all you had to think about was your music. You manage my money and my investments. You do not manage my career. No, that is brook lynn quartermaine. And to be honest, I think she’s awfully distracted lately. As are you, if I’m being honest. My focus has never been better. Really? Then where is the new song that you’ve been promising? Because all I’ve heard about is your friend. Do you think maybe she has been distracting you? Kristina has inspired me more than I ever have been. Where’s the proof of this inspiration? Will you stop looking for a song and look at what’s standing right in front of you?! Me! I’m being more of my true self with you than ever before! Okay. I can see that you are clearly not in a mood to listen, so I think that might be good because we really can’t discuss any kind of business in front of your friend. And we can just — just talk about it later. Mami, please don’t shut me out. This is hard enough — no, I’ve had more than enough. I’ve had enough. I don’t want to talk about this anymore.

[ Door slams ]


are you okay? My mom’s right. I really am a mess sometimes. Ali. Hey. You’re allowed to be messy, but you are not a mess. I’m so sorry that she can’t see you for who you are because she is missing out on an incredible person. I wish I could have said I was surprised by what had happened. She did seem surprised when she came in. Yeah. And one minute later, her head was back in the sand. So it seems like maybe you guys have been here before? Sort of. I’ve tried to talk to her, but she just bobs and weaves and dodges the subject every time. She could have given muhammad ali a run for his money. Her denial did seem practiced. You would have thought that the woman in my bed would have made it a little harder for her to avoid the subject this time. Happy to help. And the confusing part is so many of her friends and colleagues are gay. Really? Yes. And she doesn’t have any issue with them. None. But when it comes to me, her own daughter, I — yes, but maybe it’s because you are her daughter. She cares about you, and she worries about you more than she would for someone that was just a friend. Yeah, I wish we could talk about it like normal people. This is hard enough — you know, climbing over the walls she puts up. My family means everything to me, and I’ve always tried to be a good daughter, the kind of person my mom would be proud of, and now she won’t even look at me, even though I’m exactly the same person I always have been! It should not be this hard. There are actual problems in the world. I guess for my mom… …I’m one of them. I must confess, maxie, I’m confounded. How can true love not be enough? True love is everything! Well, it — it sounds great when you say it, spinelli, but we both know that true love didn’t keep us together before. And it’s so easy to look into the past and think the sky was bluer, the grass was greener, there was no problem we couldn’t solve. That scenario only exists in video games — and not very interesting ones, at that. No, I’m talking about us. No. We’re talking about nostalgia. And that’s exactly what I told sasha when — okay. Wait, wait. I’m sorry. You discussed us with sasha? Cody didn’t mention that. You talked about this with cody? It may have come up. And…? He urged me to, and I quote, “go for it.”

[ Chuckles ] What did sasha say? She pretty much said the same thing. Well, then, I fail to see the problem. Look, everyone can see it. Maxie, we were meant to be together. Maybe you’re right. I mean, fate did have a hand in this when the pipes in your apartment burst and you had to come live with us. So who am I to argue with fate? Fate had nothing to do with my pipes. What did you say? M-my pipes are fine. I moved in to help you. Believe me, I want to put pentonville behind me, too. I just don’t know how that’s even possible because I can’t ignore what nina did to me. You have every right to hate nina. I hate her, too! But I don’t have the bandwidth to care about her. She’s not worth it. But you are. And I care so much about you. And I care about us. I care about us, too. But I — I told you before, I don’t see how this relationship works if you can’t let go. Have you? I mean, really. Because I don’t remember twisting your arm to get you to take over for nina at crimson. What are you talking about? I only took that job because you asked me to. I did it for you. Yeah, but admit it. You enjoyed seeing nina lose something that she loved. Oh, my god. I freely admit it. I loved taking over something that nina had and making it better. But it didn’t stop there for you. You kept finding ways to get back at nina, and that’s when I knew I couldn’t stay at crimson. I mean, this place — this place was named in honor of a woman who gave as good as she got. She knew not to chase revenge. My mom never gave in to her worst impulses. She rose above them. And that’s what I’m trying so hard to do. Underneath all the wrongs that nina has piled on top of you… I know that drew cain is in here. I know that he is. And I see it. And I need you to see it, and I need you to own it. Or else…

[ Sighs ] Or else what? Or else nina wins. Petty and reckless? Well, I’ve been called worse. Never claimed that I was a saint, sonny. When our paths crossed in nixon falls, I did try to call carly, but she didn’t want to hear anything from me, but I suppose I could have called her back and told her that you were — but you didn’t because you hated her so much, right? That’s true. At first. But then something changed. Something that I never expected. I fell in love with you. You are so certain that I am motivated by jealousy and envy. I only know what I see, nina. But you’re not seeing the whole picture, sonny! Because I’m motivated by something a hell of a lot stronger than jealousy and hate. I’m motivated by the same thing that you felt when you forgave me after we got back from nixon falls and you realized that I knew who “mike” was all along. And that motivation is love. Our love. I’m not gonna deny that. No, you can’t deny it. Because it’s true. You felt the kind of love that you’ve never had before. You never had this with carly or with anybody else.

I’ve never had that kind of love. So in spite of everything that’s happened, sonny, I dare you to tell me right now… that you don’t still love me.


My mom and I got to a better place. And I think, in time, you and your mom can also, eventually. I’m not holding my breath. You’ve already had your coming-out. It’s not fair to ask you to come along for my ride. Is that it? Or… are you sorry you called me your girlfriend? I haven’t stopped loving you. Not for a second. That’s why it felt like a knife in my back when you betrayed me. Because I forgave you in nixon falls, and then you lied to me again. What happened in nixon falls, it was terrible. I never should have kept you from your family. But what I am saying is, sometimes something beautiful can come out of even the worst mistakes. Without that bad, horrible decision, we never would have found that path to getting married, to building a life together. I’m not gonna play the “what if” games. I’m not asking you to play the “what if” games. I just want you to consider this — that maybe something beautiful can come out of this mistake. What I did to carly and drew, that was wrong. And lying to you, that was wrong. But we can make all those things right again, sonny! As long as we’re together. The only way that nina wins is if she splits us up. And she almost did when I got sent to pentonville. But she didn’T. Because you’re right here. We’re together. And these moments belong to us. No one else. I-I-I wish that I could be as enlightened as you. Oh, my god. Don’t let my desire to move on fool you. I-I’m not being noble. It’s self-preservation. My life is far better when it’s not chained to hating nina, I mean, or trying to get back at nina. And your life will be better, too! Look, you survived that attack in pentonville. Those animals are still there behind bars. But you’re here. You’re free. Sometimes I-I feel like I’m still there, like I’m on the inside. I’m just far away from you and from scout and from everything that I love. Drew, the only prison is the one in your head. Yeah, but it doesn’t make it feel any less real. You’re gonna have to make the choice… to let it go. You have to take the first step. I’ll admit — a little bird may have told me you were having financial issues. Did this little bird look like my mother? Okay. But — so I wanted to help. So I-I offered to rent a room here in your home. Who told you, spinelli? I’m pretty sure you and i didn’t discuss it. Okay. Who — who remembers? I mean, let– what matters is — is true love, right? Let’s get back to that.

[Chuckling] Let me see — let me see if I have this right. Your response to my momentary financial setback was to hatch a plan with my mom to bail me out of my own problem behind my back because you don’t think I can take care of myself and my kids. True love has nothing to do with this. To 50 years with my best friend and my soulmate.[Clanking]

[Gasping] Nooo…


hing I did, I-I wasmotivated by my love for you. Oh, wow. Okay. That’s exactly what peter used to say to me. And austin. They would use their love for me as a reason to justify lying. But I don’t really care what the reason is, spinelli. Lying has nothing to do with love — at least not the kind of love that i want. My falsehoods are hardly of the same degree. I mean, I-I didn’t mean to… and even if you hadn’t just compared yourself to that murderous psycho… I did not, and I would not ever compare myself to him. Maxie, during your whole lamentable time with that man, I-I begged you, I-I-I fought with you. I did everything I could in my power to try to warn you away from him. You’re right. You did. And I didn’t listen! So, what, now — now I’m not capable of solving my own problems? No. Of course, you’re capable. But you lied to me, spinelli! You moved in with me under false pretenses! You, of all people, should know there are no degrees to trust. And I have to be able to fully trust the person that I give my heart to. No. I-I-I do know that. But you should also know that my heart hurts to see you in distress. I only wanted to help. But I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sure you’re sorry. But things came out okay, right? I mean, living here together, watching the kids, rolling our eyes at them behind their backs. I mean, we experienced the old familiar feeling, right? The old familiar feeling? As in the — the “wild and crazy” maxie you constantly had to bail out? Spinelli. [Scoffs] That wild and crazy maxie grew up. And I-I know how to take care of myself and my kids. But you still see me as someone so irresponsible you have to bail them out. Yes! Ohh! No! No, no. I mean — I mean, no. Maxie! You are still as exciting a-and unpredictable as ever, but living here has afforded me the opportunity to see… the new and improved maximista, and she is even more attractive, more alluring, and — helpless? Is this because I haven’t been on the top of my game at deception? Because I gotta tell you, that’s about to change. And you know what? You can go tell my mother that I don’t need your help with any of my financial issues. In fact, better yet,

I’m gonna tell her. Maxie, I swear to the old gods and the new that I do not see you as helpless. I-I just wanted to make your life a little bit better. And I’d still like to do that if you’ll give me the chance. You want to help make my life better? I-I have something that you can do. Name it. Pack your bags and get out. I would do anything to get rid of this rage that I feel for nina. I would rip it out of my body if I could. Because I know you’re right. I know that I should be content with taking crimson away from her. And if that isn’t enough, I know that she threw away any chance that she has of being happy when she lied to sonny about what she did to us. Was that so hard? It’s one thing to say it and another thing to live it. Like, it’s still in me. I’m not done. I tossed nina out at crimson only to watch her land on her feet as the invader’s new publisher. Imagine how alexis feels.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know… I don’t know how you do this. I don’t know how you turn the other cheek and how you move on with life. I don’t know how you make it look so easy. Who says any of this has been easy? If you believe there’s even the smallest chance of us being together, sonny, I will do anything to make that happen. I almost believe you mean that. Well, you should. It’s true. You know the magic we found in nixon falls, falling in love there? It doesn’t have to be a distant memory. We can find that again. We can repair all that damage. We can renew our vows and put that ring back on your finger. We can be mr. And mrs. Sonny corinthos. Mr. And mrs. Sonny corinthos. Does that mean that you forgive me?


There’s nothing easy about dealing with nina. Are you kidding me? Every time I hear her name, I can’t stand it. The hair stands up on the back of my neck. See? On a basic human-survival level, you know — you know that nina just means trouble. Yes, but she’s never gonna be anything different. But i can be. I am done letting nina rule my life! And since losing my mom, I-I… life is short. And I am not gonna waste any more time settling scores. I won’T. I won’t take one second of our time together for granted. I’ll never do that. You are not alone in your hatred of nina. I will never forget what she did to me and my family. I will never believe a word that comes out of her mouth. If she walked in here and said, “good morning,” I would be looking for the meteor to hit. Well, thank you for saying that because I did think that I was alone in realizing how dangerous she really is. You’re not alone! But just remember that nina is her own worst enemy. She does shoot herself in the foot a lot. Every single time. But you and I… as long as we’re together, that’s all that matters. I like the sound of that. Any idea… how we can make up? I — yeah. I have a few ideas. We can’t do it here. Just like that? You want — you want me to pack up and vacate the premises? You said you wanted to help me, and this is what you could do. So don’t let the door hit you on the way out. You don’t mean that literally. As literal as a busted pipe.

[Chuckling] Where should I go? How about your own home? Since your pipes aren’t actually busted. And if you’re feeling lonely, hit up your good friend cody. You know, maybe there’s an empty stall at the quartermaines’. Maxie, I-I understand you’re upset, but, please, you have to know that my intentions were pure. I-I only wanted to help you without you feeling indebted to me. Well, I’m feeling furious… and played. But not indebted. So job well done. Please elaborate. Who says I couldn’t have solved my own problems? Who says I couldn’t have done it without you? No one. You can do anything. I know that! I know that. You and your little bird seem to have forgotten. You know what? Forget the packing. Okay? I-I will forward your things to whatever address you end up at. You just need to go. Maxie, I never meant — look, spinelli, you can see georgie whenever you want, but as far as you and i are concerned, we’re — we’re over. Before we even started. Spinelli! I will never be sorry that I called you my girlfriend. From the first time we kissed, I knew what I felt for you was real and strong. And I wondered how I’d find the courage to tell my mother. But when the time came, the words just came out. And for the first time in forever… I feel free. And I hope you never lose that. I’m not gonna let someone take it from me, that’s for sure. I think we’ve been honest about everything so far, and we just have to continue to be honest about everything with your mom. She may never come around. My past experience with her is reason enough for me to believe that she won’T. She just has to see how important this is to you. To us. Even then, there’s no guarantee she’ll understand. Well, there’s no guarantee anyway. We didn’t get into this because there was a guaranteed happy ending, did we? So you just have to talk to her and try. Don’t worry. I will. Good. I have to get going to my meeting for the foundation. This isn’t an ending, but… I already feel happier with you.

[ Door closes ] I believe in forgiveness. I’ve asked for it myself quite a bit in my life. So, yeah, you know, I can forgive you. But I can never forget. What you did in nixon falls kept the truth from carly and my family. That was hard to accept. I told myself you weren’t getting back at carly. You were doing it because you were in love with me. That’s true. But this is — this is different, okay? It’s more difficult because… …you deliberately set out… to punish carly. Drew wasn’t the target. He was just collateral damage. But you lashed out without caring about the consequences. Well, now… you’re gonna have to deal with the consequences, nina. Oh — sonny. Th– this isn’t the end of our story! Sonny! You may be willing to walk out on our marriage!

[ Door closes ] But I never will.

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Catching some Z’s, huh, Mama? Well, she has been asleep since you left. her. I really needed that shower. And what would you thank me for? There’s nothing in the world I’d rather do than be here beside your Mama. Yeah. I do know that. Well, I’m glad you got a break. When are you going to take one? Well, I don’t know.

At, uh, at some point. Here you go. Mom and

I used to do this all the time when I was a little kid.

She’d tell me that this is what mama goats did with their baby goats.

You know, I keep on thinking about all the wisdom that mama and big mama have given me over the years about dealing with tough times. And the thing that just keeps coming back to me is mama telling me Darling, you can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust yourselves to make sure you always reach your destination.

I like that. And another one that I keep thinking of that Mama told me recently was, do not let your pain and your struggle make you a victim. You let your battle make you someone else’s hero. Your mama. Your mama’s my hero.

Mine too.

Well, look who it is, Monfee. Dad, hey. You look knackered, my boy. I know it’s a lot there at the hospital, isn’t it? Uh, yeah. Yeah, it is. Um, I can, I can see you’re busy though, so I will, um, That won’t bother you. Oh, no, no, no, no. No, no bother. No bother at all. I’m just trying to tie up some loose ends, making sure a multinational corporation remains solvent.

All right. Johnny! Nicole, you’re home! Yeah, I am. Oh, hey, hi! It is, wow, it is, it’s great to see you. Thanks, you too. Although, you look like you could use a good night’s sleep. Uh, yeah, I definitely could. Um, house? Holly. Well, she’s She’s upstairs in her room. You can go see for yourself. Uh

Hey! You got the gold, too? Sure did. How are the kids? Must be, uh, rough. Yeah, you know, her, um, she’s still trying to process everything. Turns out they have, uh, some unique coping strategies. Tom’s created a 12 point fire safety plan for Maggie’s place. Think it’s his way to, you know, try to gain control. Yeah, I understand that.

Tom, what about you? How you doing? Yeah, good. Just, uh, been dealing with insurance adjusters, talking to, uh, contractors about repairs, and spending whole afternoons listening to that, uh, two hour on hold jingle. It’s wonderful. Anyway, what do you think this meeting’s about? Uh, something about Lucas Horton, that’s all I was told.

Well, um, beyond the, uh, Spectator article, which has turned out to be a bit controversial, I don’t know, uh, I don’t know what point they would have to talk to us. Yeah. No idea. Um, Off the topic of this, um, upcoming interrogation, uh, have you, uh, have you talked to Stephanie lately? No, why? Um, I guess there’s, there’s something that I want you to hear straight from me.

Um, Gentlemen? Gina. Why are we here? Is this about the uh, Lucas Horton article? This is about the attempted murder of Lucas Horton.

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

someone tried to kill Lucas? Is he, is he okay? He is fine. Fortunately. The investigation is still in its fact gathering phase. I don’t understand. How did this story not leak? You think you’re the only one who can keep a secret? Well, that’s kind of funny. You can say on PD’s history of leaking information.

What I can tell you is that the shooting occurred the same night that Detective Michaels was hit. Okay, so also the same night as the fire. Yes. The gunman broke into the Brady Pub, opened fire in Harris room, where Lucas was being held. And the reason the two of you are here is because only a very small and selective group of people knew Lucas location.

Harris, Roman, Kate, and the two of you. Which means that one of the aforementioned people gave up Lucas location. And we are determined to find out who that was.

Oh, well, that’s a pretty limited selection of books at the library, if you can call it that. No, no pride in the prejudice. You know, that’s Mama’s favorite. No, just some 20 year old travel guides and some cookbooks. And she’s still asleep, I see. Yeah. Yeah, Kayla said that, um, she may not wake up for a while because of the medication.

You know, I keep thinking that we were so worried about the cancer and now,

you know. Mama has said to me a lot over the years, whenever I’ve done something stupid, she would say, Chanel, you’re gonna give your mama a heart attack.

And I bet she won’t be making that joke anymore. No, I don’t think she will. Oh, Abe, after everything Mama’s gone through, then Yes. That’s been a lot. It’s been a lot. But you know, your mother’s favorite expression, God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle. Right. And Mama can handle anything that’s thrown her way.

Isn’t that right, Mama? You can handle anything. And then some. You’re gonna make it through this.

Holly’s home? Since when? Since late afternoon yesterday, the doctors in Italy were confident that she could handle the flight back home with her mother, of course, and that the best situation for her right now is to be in her own bed, in her own home, under the supervision of her doctors here in Salem, of course.

Right, but, I mean, I’m assuming that since the doctors over there allowed her to fly all the way over here and be in a Non hospital setting, that means she’s on the mend, right? Well, she’s breathing on her own, so yes, that is a good sign. And thank God EJ had a positive experience with those doctors in Italy.

Worked miracles for him and were able to bring Holly to the stage of her recovery. That’s just, I mean, that’s great. So, what are next steps? So, the next step is to remain hopeful that she will Open her eyes and smile that big smile and then immediately ask for her phone so she can check her texts and emails.

Exactly. Well, whatever the case, I’m just, I’m glad you guys are both home. As am I. I’m ecstatic. Um, EJ’s been filling me in on everything, and how did Paulina’s thyroid surgery go? Um, yeah, it was successful. So that’s good. They got all the cancer out. There was no metastasis. However, she did have a heart attack.

What? Yeah. My God. At the end of her But, fortunately, she was already in the hospital, so they were able to treat her quickly. She had an angioplasty to unblock a coronary artery, and I guess they’re saying she’s in stable condition. Thank God for that. Tony, if there’s anything that she needs, or any of you need, please don’t hesitate to ask us, okay?

Yeah, I will. Um Also, I do have some, some other news that happened at the hospital earlier today.

Need we have a stiff drink at the ready for this other news? Um, more like champagne. See, as of now, Chanel and I are, uh, husband and wife. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what? When, when did this happen and where? It happened at the hospital. Uh, you know, we both knew how important the wedding ceremony was to Paulina, so we just had it at her bedside.

Well, that’s perfect. Paulina must’ve been thrilled. Yes, she was a very happy mother of the bride. Well, how is she doing? She’s resting. You know, just, uh, waiting to see what the next steps are in her recovery. Well, we will be praying for her. And Johnny, I’m so happy for you and Janelle. Thank you. Thank you.

And I am very, very happy for you as well, son. Just a little bit hurt that Nicole and I weren’t invited to the wedding. Yeah, well, look, I know. I am sorry. Okay, it’s just, we knew too much excitement probably wasn’t very good for Paulina, so we wanted to keep it limited to just Abe, Chanel, and me. I understand, and I’m just teasing you.

And look, son, I know that I haven’t been supportive in the past about your relationship with Chanel, but I see how much she improves your life. And that you two, uh, you complement each other. And I love that. You have my blessing. Well, thank you dad, that means a lot. It does. So I assume you and Chanel would like to move into one of the wings of the house?

Oh, or, or, maybe they want to become um, Oh god, what is, what’s that phrase? Digital nomads? You know where they travel the world? Oh yes, yes, I see that thing on the phone. Um, yeah, no. No? No traveling the world. Anytime soon, anyway. I think it’d be a little difficult for Chanel to run the bakery digitally, Shaq.

Oh, true. Yeah, that really wouldn’t work. Mm hmm. And as for our living situation, honestly, we haven’t even had a chance to talk about it. I mean, we’ve been so preoccupied. With Paulina’s health issues. I mean, honestly, Chanel hasn’t even left the hospital since the wedding. Other than a quick shower and she’s gone out to the parking lot to get a breath of fresh air.

Yeah, well, obviously, you, you have a lot going on. And if you two do change your mind about the living situation, even just temporarily, just say the word and we’ll have a space prepared for you. Thank you. I appreciate that. But, I have a feeling we’re gonna want a place of our own. I understand the thought.

And congratulations again. Thanks, Dad. I love you, son. I love you, too.

Um, now, if it’s okay with you guys, can I go see Holly? Yes, yes, of course. I’m sure she would love a visitor. There’s no way that either one of us would compromise Lucas. First of all, he was Abigail’s uncle. Why would I put my own family at risk? I don’t know, Mr. DiMera. But all I know is that some people don’t view family the way most of us do.

Detective Hunter, surely you can see that it doesn’t make any sense for us to betray Lucas Horton. Especially when he provided us valuable information in the hopes of thwarting the drug trade in Salem. Yeah, I mean, what purpose would it serve? Um, I don’t know, that’s why we’re having this little chat right now.

So let’s go back to the interview, okay? How did you contact Mr. Horton? We didn’t, he called us. Who did he call, specifically? Me.

Okay, well, who was present when you took Mr. Horton’s call? It was only me and, and Everett when we got the call at the office. Who did you tell about the call? Like I said, only Everett. And I only found out who we were going to meet once we were actually leaving for the pub. I can assure you, Detective Hunter, that Everett and I were the only two people that knew about Lucas location.

Let’s get back to the call from Mr. Horton. You say you were in the office, Mr. DiMera? Was anyone else aside from this man in the office with you? Was it possible that maybe somebody overheard you, like a janitor, delivery guy? No. No, everybody had gone home for the night. You sure about that? Mr. Stein? Lynch.

Okay, well forgive me, but your word really doesn’t mean much to me now. Okay, look, I really don’t understand why you’re being so hostile. Here, alright, so, let me repeat. The office was empty when I got the call from Lucas. Except for me, Everett, and some, some, some wheat drip coffee. We left, no one followed us.

No one knew where we were going. We didn’t tell anyone where we were going. Okay, we never compromised the source. It just, it wouldn’t happen. So you say. And yet, right after you saw Lucas at the Brady Pub, you paid Clyde Weston a visit at Statesville. Care to explain?

No. Oh, Kayla, Kayla. Thank you. Thank you for everything you’re doing. And everything you’ve done. Well, there are no thanks necessary. It’s my job. And I care about all of you so much. So how are you doing? Well, moment to moment. Oh, and, and thank you. Uh, I downloaded that mindfulness app that you recommended.

Great. Well, I hope it’s helpful. Chanel, how are you doing? Oh, I, I’m, I’m good. I’m, I’m fine. I’m just I’m grateful that Mama has so many amazing people in her life. Well, she is lucky to have a devoted daughter like you. Well, how is she doing, Kayla? Well, her stats are just as expected. Okay, so she’s getting better then?

She’s gonna make a full recovery? Well, there is something that I’d like to talk to the two of you about. Some good news and some not so good news.

Why don’t we start with the good news? That’s what I thought. Well, as you both know, the thyroidectomy was a success. And based on all of the follow up tests and the lab samples, etc., Paulina’s recovery from surgery is progressing just as we had hoped. So, the surgery wasn’t the cause of the heart attack?

No, it was not. And, um, in regards to the heart attack, we are so lucky that your mother was here so that we could do an angioplasty immediately and put the stent in place. But even so, after a heart attack, there is damage to the heart when it has lost its blood supply. And as it heals, it can form scar tissue.

So that’s a bad thing? Well, scar tissue does not constrict or pump blood as efficiently as healthy heart tissue. So, what, what does all that mean? Well, basically it means that Pauline is going to have a long road to recovery. I’m going to set her up with cardiac rehab today. But even so, that, that may not be enough.

What do you mean not enough? Well, why don’t we wait and see how the rehab goes. Given the degree of damage and scar tissue in Paulina’s case, she may need a heart transplant.

What’s going on here?

Hey, Holly.

We missed you around here, kiddo.

Hasn’t been the same without you. Personally, I missed the, um, That, uh, mouth watering smell of those macaroons Chef was always making for you. Just, uh, coming in the door. You know, seeing you with your sketchbook out. You know, your headphones on, mouthing the words to some Adele song. It’s all in the zone.

So peaceful.

Hey, you know, I Just remembered that we are way past due for that, uh, fencing lesson. Hmm? We gotta get that next one in.

I miss you so much, Holly.

And things are, um, A little hectic right now. But I’m gonna be back to visit you soon. Real soon. I promise.

Please, go ahead. Uh, yes, uh, Chad and I did go to see Clyde Weston, but not because we are co conspirators in some intricate murder plot. Uh, we wanted to talk to him because we were doing an article. We are journalists. Right. The article that was, oh, oh yes, uh, the one that was going to implicate Mr. Clyde Weston as the ringleader of the Salem drug trade.

Hello, Mr. Nixon. Oh, yes, it’s Woodward and Bernstein calling from the Post. How are you? Okay, um, whatever that was. Listen, the only thing that we wanted to do was write a comprehensive article with a diversity of voices and viewpoints. So we went to confirm some facts. We were hoping Clyde was willing to talk, but let me ask you something, Detective Hunter.

Do you really think that I would have the slightest desire to be in the same room as the man who murdered my wife? The only thing I want for that son of a bitch is pain and sorrow. I get that. I understand that your history with Clyde Weston is very tragic. For that, I am sorry that I have to ask. It’s fine.

You’re doing your job, I guess. What about you? What’s your connection to Clyde Weston? Matter of fact, it’s hard to really tell who you have a connection with nowadays. Mr. Stein? The name is Lynch, and no, I don’t have any connection with Clyde Weston, for which I am grateful, given that he is a homicidal maniac.

Yeah, well, see, you spoke with Clyde Weston, and then you visited him. And then afterwards, Lucas Horton’s safe house was compromised. Yes, and as I think we’ve made clear many times, not by us.

Well, as you might guess, your word means absolutely nothing to me. Nothing. So I’m gonna sit here, patiently, calmly, until one of you tells me something that I can actually believe.

I, uh, I hope she heard all that stuff. I was telling her about how much we miss her. I’m sure she did. You know, I read that when you talk to someone you love and touch them when they’re in a coma, it helps their recovery. Yeah. I can’t help but, but think that if I had just talked to her more, before, This happened, you know, or listened better.

I, I mean, I, I knew she had this, this crush that Johnny, Johnny, stop. Listen, what you did or, or did not do, it, it didn’t cause any of this. Of course not. The only one to blame here is Tate Black. Alright, EJ. Please.

For Holly’s sake, no, no negative talk, okay? When we’re around her, let’s just talk about how much we love her and how much we need her to come back to us.

Mama, you’re late. Barely. How are you feeling, Paulina? I feel like I was hit by a freight train. Well, that’s to be expected. Enough about me. How are you, my darling daughter? Oh, I, I’m doing good. How’s married life treating you? The first few hours have been perfect. Yeah, everything except for honeymooning at the hospital, right?

No, we are fine with that. Okay? We just want to be close to you.

Yeah, you should get your mom some ice chips, okay? I love you, Mama. I love you too, baby girl.

I want to give you two a little time to think. I’ll circle back, alright? Thank you, Kim. Yeah. Well You gave us quite a scare there, Miss Paulina. Sorry about that. You know, you can’t leave us now. Oh. No. Especially now that we just got back together again. Listen to me. Nobody’s leaving anybody. Oh, I love you to the moon and back, Abrahamcock.

What plan I’m doing that for? Very long time.

I’m going to ask you both to stay here while I make a couple of phone calls.

I had no idea someone came after Lucas. Yeah, I know. And on the same night that all sorts of other hell was breaking loose. It’s, it’s a little suspicious, no? Why the hell is Jada pointing the finger at us? More importantly, why is she coming after you so hard? Calling you by the wrong name, giving you dirty looks.

It’s like she’s relishing it. You know, the idea of taking you down. Yeah, um, There’s something I need to tell you, Chad.

So, how does it feel to be a married man again? It feels terrific. Um, yeah, Chanel is, you know, Chanel’s a catch. I’m a lucky guy. Oh, well, Chanel is a lucky girl. Thank you. Mm hmm. Well, I had better get up and get changed and head back to the hospital, but it was really great to visit with Holly and with you.

Nicole, I know this guy right here has really missed you. Well, I’ve missed you both very much. And please, son, if there’s anything you need day or night, let us know. And we will be praying for Apollina. Thank you. I mean, I know that you have a full plate yourself, so Hey. You’re my son, and I’m here for you no matter what.

Love you. Love you, too.

So, what do you need, my love? You need a pillow? Or a blanket? No, I need What I need Abraham, I need you to listen to me. Just sit down. Sit down. Sit down and listen to me. I need to say a couple of things to you before I close my eyes again. I need you to promise me something. Oh, come on, sweetheart. You know, you, you, you just don’t, I need you to promise me that you’ll take care of my girls.

I need you to promise that no matter what happens, that you’ll, you’ll be there for them. Of course I will. Of course. No, promise me now. Promise me, Abraham. Sweetheart, I promise. But I need you to listen to me. I need you to listen to me, Paulina Carver. Now you’re going to be there for your girls. And you’re going to be there for their children as well.

And I am going to be there right by your side. And that’s a promise that I make.

So, what you’re telling me is your name is not actually Everett Lynch. I’m telling you that I apparently have gone by another name in the past. It doesn’t make any sense, Chad. Honestly, um, but the fact is that there There are things that I, that I don’t remember from before the accident. Yeah, but, but see you You remembered Stephanie, yeah?

And, um, you, you remembered how crazy you were about her. You remembered, you remembered her enough to track her down to Salem and worm your way back into her life. Worm? Yes, I, I, I remembered Stephanie. I remembered how much I loved her. Yes. Okay. That’s what you’re talking about. Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m talking about.

But, but, but hold, just cause, hold on a sec, cause my mind Um, is, is, uh, spinning a little bit. So you, so you, you remembered Stephanie, but you didn’t remember your wife. Okay, I was, I was never married! I was never married! At least, I don’t

I don’t recall ever having been married. Besides which, Jade and Bobby, you know, they got divorced. Jade and Bobby. Bobby. Like Bobby Stein, that’s why she kept calling you Mr. Stein. Yes. Yeah. She’s obviously very angry. Yeah! No, I wonder why! You know what? I don’t believe a word that you say. You’ve been lying since you came to Salem.

Whatever, Everett, Bobby, whatever the hell your name is. Everett Lynch. Yeah, okay, Bobby, Bobby. My name is Everett Lynch. Okay, whatever, Bobby. Listen, okay, how did Stephanie react to this, huh? How does she react to the fact that the guy that ghosted her in Seattle, who broke her heart, tracked her down, just to break her heart again?

Huh? Stephanie and I are dealing with this on our own, okay? I love her, and she knows that. You love her? Yes. You love her? Yes. We don’t even know who you really are!

You know, and I, and I, and I shouldn’t know because, you never respected my relationship with her, okay? You knew her and I were involved. And you just, you just happily snaked your way in there and ruined it for us. You did that all on your own, pal. What’d you just say to me? Don’t blame me for your breakup with Stephanie!

You did that on your own. You told her that you weren’t ready for a commitment or whatever the hell you said because you were still grieving your late wife. Which, by the way, I think you still are. Shut up. Don’t blame your breakup on me. Shut up! What I needed was some time, okay? And she made her decision.

It is what it is. But what Stephanie didn’t need was her psychopath ex boyfriend infiltrating back in, making her think that he was willing to commit, when really, he’s a fraud. What is going on here? Uh Not him, just, uh, you know, your friend Bobby and I here. We’re having a talk. Okay, so I guess this turned into story time while I was gone.

Yeah, look, um, Whatever he put you through, I’m sorry. Listen, for what it’s worth, I’m glad that you know the truth about your colleague. Yeah, um,

You make me sick. Are we done here? Yes. For now. But a word of advice to both of you. Don’t leave town. Salem’s my home. I’m not going anywhere.

Belle! How are you doing? Oh, uh, As well as can be expected. It’s kinda hard not to worry. I know. But your mother is one of the toughest women I know. She’s gonna pull through this. And she raised a very strong daughter. I’ll see you.

Hey. Hey, hey, hey. I’m so glad you’re here. Hey, what’s going on? It’s Mama. She’s not doing too well. And her heart attack, they said that it caused some damage to her heart muscles. And now she may need a heart transplant. Oh, Johnny. I can’t lose her. Okay. Hey, hey, hey. You won’t. You won’t. Hey, hey. Look at me.

Whatever Paulina has to go through, she’s got our support. Okay, she’s got Abe’s support. Look, I was just looking, I saw on the news recently about heart transplants, how successful they are. I mean, people can live for years, years, after a heart transplant. Okay. It’s Eli. What do I say? How do I tell him? All I

can say to you, Detective Hunter,

is I’m sorry that I don’t remember us. Being together.

Your apologies mean nothing to me. So you can stop saying how sorry you are. I just wish What? That I would stop going back. You know, just remembering when we first met. When it was fun and romantic. You know, I met you at the farmer’s market. You came up to me with that stupid, charming smile and you asked me if you should wash prepped tomatoes before you ate them.

Not the worst line in the world. Listen, Jada, I am genuinely Trying to make things right. Okay, I’m, I’m seeing a therapist. Dr. Evans, um, We’re doing this intensive, um, I think it’s called Adaptive Memory Recovery. Anyway, the point is, I want to remember. Alright, I am, I’m trying.

All I want to do is forget. I want to forget I ever met you. I want to forget the good. Definitely the bad. I want to forget it all.

So let’s hope that one of us gets what we want.

Elwin, I was serious. What I said earlier. Don’t even think about leaving Salem.

My dear sweet Abraham. What would I do without you? Well, you never have to find out.

How you feeling, Mama? Oh, better now that the newlyweds are here. Well, the newlyweds have some good news. Oh, you two planned your honeymoon? Oh, well, you know, you know, you need to give me the names of the hotels, and the, I’m going to need the flight numbers, and you need to, oh, you need to talk to my travel aid, you know.

No, no, no, no, no, Mama, Mama, we have not planned our honeymoon yet. But, Eli just called. And Lonnie’s been released. And they’ll be here tomorrow. Oh! Released! Oh! Oh! Praise the lord! Praise the lord! She’s coming home! Oh! Oh!

Can you believe it, honey? We’re home and I know you’re on your way back to us. I can feel it. And I can’t wait to see those big beautiful eyes and your happy smile. I’m so lucky to be your mama.

You make me a better person, sweetheart. You’ve made such progress, honey. And that’s because you have that fighting spirit just like your mom. And so we know that very soon you’ll awake, and we will surely embarrass you with all the affection and attention. Because we’ll be just thrilled to have our precious Holly back.

Goodnight,

my love. Oh,

I’m sorry, ma’am. Ma’am? Oh, yeah, Kristen, huh? Yeah, it’s Kristen. I did not know that was you. I’m sorry. Oh, well, now that you do, maybe you could call me. Yes, absolutely. Uh, my head was someplace else. Anyway, it was good to run into you. Yeah, literally. Uh, so tell me, uh, what’s got you so hyper focused? Uh, it’s nothing.

Yeah, let me guess. Does it have to do with one Jeannie Teresa Donovan? No kidding? Is that really her name? Oh my god, you guys are that close, huh? I mean, we were until recently. She just moved out. Back with Brady. Excuse me? Yeah, she moved back out of the townhouse. With Brady. Ah. A little cream and two sugars, right?

Thank you. Yes. Thank you for letting me shack up here, again. Well, Tate’s room is just sitting there empty anyway. You know what makes me feel close to him? Just being in his room. Especially after that nightmare visit. You know, they say that every teenage boy at one point in time just tells his parents that he hates them.

You know, that’s, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Do you think it was just a rant, like pent up frustrations? I think he’s got a reason to be frustrated, right? Yeah, but not to take it out on us.

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Steffy: An intruder. She broke into my home. I– I grabbed a knife in self-defense, and when she lunged at me, I– I stabbed her. I think she could be dead. Could you please hurry?

Hope: Oh, there it is.

Finn: Oh, hey. What are you doing?

Hope: I just– I was in the pharmacy. I realized I left my cell phone. It was on silent. Sorry for interrupting again.

Finn: No, you’re not I’m just– I’m trying to wrap up some things and get home to my wife.

Hope: Oh. Is there something else going on?

Finn: I’m worried about steffy.

Deacon: Great choice. Victoria, we’re gonna have a lemon meringue here, a chocolate mousse here. Okay? Thanks. All right, tell me, liam, that this is not the best pizza that you’ve ever had.

Liam: It’s pretty close.

Deacon: Pretty close? Where have you ever had pizza this good?

Liam: Puglia, italy. Hope and my honeymoon. Little pizzeria right outside the hotel.

Deacon: Italy does not count. Stateside, best pizza?

Liam: Okay, stateside?

Deacon: Mm-hmm

Liam: Stateside. You know what else I like?

Deacon: Probably a tofu cannoli.

Liam: Besides the tofu cannoli and the pizza, I like that I don’t have to order takeout ’cause sheila’s not working.

Deacon: All right, I think we’ve established that sheila’s not your favorite person.

Liam: I don’t think she’s anybody’s favorite person, but for one obvious exception.

Deacon: Me.

Liam: Yeah, you. Why you want anything to do with that woman is totally–

Deacon: Okay, can we not do this again?

Liam: Look, you’re concerned and I’m concerned and for good reason. Not only has she been disappearing lately, but you don’t know where she is right now.

Deacon: She’ll turn up.

Liam: It’s not– it’s not whether she’ll turn up that concerns me. It’s where.

Deacon: You’re afraid she’s stalking finn and steffy.

Liam: Yeah, that– that’s exactly what I’m afraid of, and if that’s true, god knows what could happen.

Finn: I– I spoke to steffy after you left. I guess there’s a windstorm out there. All the power’s out at the house.

Hope: Oh.

Liam: Thankfully, the kids aren’t there.

Hope: Well, steffy’s capable. I’m sure she’s okay.

Finn: Yeah, I’m sure she is, but I’ll feel better when I see her for myself.

Hope: It’s sweet that you’re concerned.

Finn: Of course. Steffy’s everything to me.

Medic 1: She’s got a pulse but it’s faint. Barely breathing.

Medic 2: Stab wound. Upper extremity. She’s still bleeding. Apply more pressure.

Medic 1: Keep packing that wound.

Cop 1: What have we got?

Medic 1: Female, mid-50s. Stab wound.

Cop 2: This where you found her?

Medic 1: Yeah.

Cop 1: Ma’am, this your house?

Steffy: Yes. I’m steffy forrester. She broke into my home. She threatened me and I acted in self-defense.

Cop 1: You know this woman?

Steffy: Yes. Her name is sheila. Sheila carter. When enamel is gone, you cannot get it back.

Deacon: You know, if you could just cut sheila a little bit of slack.

Liam: What, I don’t even know what that means. What are you asking me to do?

Deacon: It means not thinking everything she does is nefarious.

Liam: Deacon, you– by your own admission, she’s been sneaking out going on these mysterious outings and not telling you where she’s been or what– like if that’s not a red flag, what is?

Deacon: But see, it’s a red flag for you ’cause you think everything she does is, you know, criminal.

Liam: Yeah. Because she’s given me good reason to. And she’s given steffy good reason to as well.

Deacon: All right, if you’re about to remind me what happened in the alley behind the restaurant–

Liam: Oh, well, I wasn’t going to, but let me remind you what happened in the alley behind the restaurant. Sheila shot finn. And then she turned the gun on steffy and she shot steffy. And she left her for dead. And steffy’s just supposed to like what? Embrace that and allow sheila back into her life? You know we’re talking about my daughter too here, right? Kelly almost grew up without a mother. I’m just supposed to forgive and forget that. I can’t do it.

Deacon: Kelly doesn’t know anything about that.

Liam: Yes. Yes, and hopefully she’ll never have to because we’re gonna get sheila out of our lives once and for all.

Deacon: I don’t think sheila’s going anywhere.

Liam: I’m pretty sure you don’t want her to.

Deacon: Is that so hard to understand, given the way I feel about her?

Liam: No. What’s hard to understand is that you would choose those feelings for sheila over the relationship you have with your daughter.

Deacon: I’m not doing that.

Liam: Really? You’re not doing that? Have you talked to hope lately? Because I bet you she kinda feels like you are.

Deacon: I don’t want to hurt my daughter. That’s the last thing I want to do, but I–

Liam: I know. I know what’s going on. You’re stuck. You’re stuck with sheila. You can’t pry yourself away from her no matter what it’s doing to your relationship.

Deacon: That’s not true. That’s not true at all. Listen, I do not want to lose my connection with my daughter or my grandkids. I love all of them.

Liam: I know you do. The problem is loving sheila, too.

Hope: Oof, no wonder you’re eager to get home.

Finn: Yeah. I hate thinking of her alone ’cause the winds howling outside it’s dark.

Hope: Well, hopefully the power will be restored soon.

Finn: And I’d leave right now, but I’m waiting on some important test results for my patients.

Hope: Hm. How long does something like that take?

Finn: Well, last I spoke to the lab, they said within the next 15 minutes. That was a half an hour ago.

Hope: Well, then, hopefully, they will be here any minute.

Finn: Are you– are you always relentlessly this optimistic?

Hope: Hm. It’s gross, right?

Finn: No, it’s anything but. It’s– it’s refreshing.

Hope: Well, you know what else is refreshing? We just had a conversation, and we did not talk about sheila once.

Finn: Yeah. I’m sorry I brought it up to you when you were here earlier, I just–

Hope: No, don’t be. You’re worried about steffy and things deteriorating even further between the two of them.

Finn: It got physical and that scares me.

Hope: Well, yeah. Knowing what sheila’s capable of. I mean, I know she’s your birth mom, but…

Finn: No, but ever since we found out she is, steffy’s had to put up with so much, and I love that she continues to fight for us, but hasn’t just thrown her hands in the air and called it quits.

Hope: She never would. She loves you too much.

Finn: I love her. And I feel what she feels. Right now, I feel like my wife needs me.

Medic 2: Pupils are fixed, and dilated.

Cop 1: So, you knew the intruder? She wasn’t a stranger?

Steffy: No, her name is sheila carter. She has a long list of crimes, especially against me and my family.

Medic 1: Patient is asystole on the monitor.

Medic 2: She’s bled out. There’s nothing more we can do.

Steffy: Wait, did you say she’s not gonna make it?

Medic 1: Afraid not, ma’am.

Steffy: What?

Medic 2: Time of death, 8:07.

Steffy: Death? Oh, my god. Sheila’s dead. I know what it’s like

Liam: Sheila carter. How does someone love… sheila carter?

Deacon: I know. One of life’s mysteries, huh?

Liam: Yeah, to me, to everyone, especially hope.

Deacon: You know, I tried to explain it to her. H– how do you explain something to somebody when you don’t really understand it yourself?

Liam: You don’t think that tells you something?

Deacon: Tells me it’s complicated. I know how everybody sees her, you know, like some kind of leper to be avoided.

Liam: Whoa. You don’t see her that way?

Deacon: You know, sometimes I wish I did because it’d be a hell of a lot easier. Especially with my relationship with my daughter. You know, I’ve tried to distance myself from her. I have. It’s like every single time I do, I just– I get drawn back in.

Liam: Well, stop that. What’s– what is it? What’s drawing you back in then?

Deacon: Our similarities for one thing. You know, two loners, screw-ups, criminals. Two people trying to scratch some kind of respectability out of life. Trying to just build something together that’s good and decent and normal despite our checkered past.

Liam: Hey, deacon. You– you got to give yourself more credit. You’re painting this picture like you and sheila are the same. You’re not the same. You can’t compare your petty screw-ups to her heinous, heinous crimes.

Deacon: Well, you got that right. She plays in a league by herself, that’s for sure. I don’t know, man, we– we understand each other. You know, we– we accept each other, flaws and all.

Liam: Maybe that would make sense if you didn’t have anybody else in your life who cared about you. But that’s not true. Hope cares about you. She cares about you deeply, and for you to– to let this thing with sheila jeopardize that relationship more than it already has, you– you’re not… you gotta play it smart. You kick sheila to the curb and you save your relationship with your daughter because you know it and I know it. The only way any of us are gonna have any peace ever again is if sheila is out of our lives once and for all.

Finn: Well, the lab results look excellent. It’s exactly what we hoped for. Let’s put them back to the prior dosage and you can tell mr. Limbrecht the good news. Okay, thank you so much, max. Bye-bye.

Hope: You’re a good man, finn. Always taking care of other people.

Finn: Thanks.

Hope: Probably explains how you were able to open yourself up to sheila, crazy birth mom and all. Sorry, if that was overstepping.

Finn: No. My loyalty will always be with steffy. Not that I wish any ill will to sheila, just as long as she stays out of our lives.

Hope: Except that steffy did say that she would only really feel safe if sheila was dead.

Finn: Listen, um, I need to get home, okay? And check on steffy. I’m sure she’s fine. She can take care of herself, but if she needs me, I want to be there for her.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Cop 1: Got the paramedics’ statements. Coroner’s on his way to collect the body.

[ Camera shutter clicks ]

Steffy: Oh, my gosh, sheila’s dead. Oh, sheila’s dead. Oh, my god.

Cop 1: You said she broke in.

Steffy: Yes. You have to believe me. I acted in self-defense. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,

she wished there was a way to

make it last longer.

[ Breathing echoes ]

Cop 1: Let’s go through this again, make sure I have it right.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Steffy: Like I said, the power– the power went out, and I saw a shadow on the wall, and I turned around and– and sheila was there. I– I– I told her I told her to get out and she kept getting closer and closer to me, so I– I– I grabbed– I grabbed a knife. I mean, I was trying to protect myself. She lunged at me. I– I defended myself. I mean this woman has terrorized my family for years. She– she shot me and my husband not that long ago.

Cop 1: You’re saying the deceased tried to kill both of you?

Steffy: She shot her own son.

Cop 2: Wait, your husband’s this woman’s son?

Steffy: She’s his birth mother. She’s a horrible, evil person who should be in prison.

Cop 1: I think we’ll end it here for tonight.

Cop 2: Should we call someone for you?

Steffy: No, my husband will be here soon.

Cop 1: One more thing. Don’t leave town. I’m certain detectives from the department will follow up with further questions.

Liam: Thank you, guys, so much. It was great seeing you again.

Deacon: Okay. You know, there’s a place for a tip right down there.

Liam: All right. Let me make it up to you by giving you a bigger one. Sheila’s only gonna drag you down. She’s gonna force you to forfeit your future with hope and the kids, and that reason alone should make that woman dead to you.

Deacon: Liam, look, it’s not that I don’t hear you. I mean, maybe sheila should be out of my life, and maybe it doesn’t make sense that she isn’T. But I love her, man. And I’m gonna have a long, happy life with her.

Sheila: I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made terrible mistakes. But do I deserve to die? She wants your mother dead. Not behind bars, but dead!

Finn: Steffy? Steffy, I just saw the police driving away. Are you okay? What happened? Honey? Honey, what happened? Why were the police here? Sweetheart, what’s going on? Honey, talk to me. What happened?

Steffy: It was dark. Someone came in. Sheila. You– you stay away from me. You stay the hell away from me. I told you never come back here. Get out. Get out of my house! I’ll do it. I’ll do it! No!

[ Steffy gasps ] It was sheila.

Finn: It was– it was sheila? Steffy, where’s sheila now? Steffy? Steffy, where’s sheila?

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Devon: Okay, billy, you’re just going to have to take my word about lenny flanagan, because he’s always been a smart, innovative, stand-up guy for us.

Billy: That’s great. He sounds like a great guy, devon. I believe you. We’ll invite him to the barbecue, okay? But I’ve looked at the file. There’s nothing in here but a bunch of smoke. His last two business ventures, they didn’t go anywhere. Nothing happened with them.

Devon: Oh, that’s– I think it’s very funny that you’re ready to judge someone off their track record before even meeting them.

Billy: What’s that? A little– little dig at me? Is that what that is?

Devon: I mean, you can take it however you’d like, billy. The only thing I’m asking is if you will set aside some time to speak with lenny and hear what he has to say before you just dismiss him, all right? Because there is something to be said about working with people that you have faith in.

Billy: And all I’m saying is that we have plenty of potentially lucrative deals waiting in the pipeline. We don’t have to waste time, resources, and money on warm, fuzzy feelings.

Esther: Oh, okay, excuse me for interrupting.

Billy: What’s going on, es?

Devon: It’s okay.

Esther: Well, um, you– it’s probably none of my business, but since I work here, and the door was open, and I couldn’t help overhearing, there’s something that I just don’t understand.

Billy: Okay.

Devon: What don’t you understand?

Esther: Well, you were talking about wasting time and energy, but isn’t that what the two of you are doing? Sitting here bickering when you could be doing so many great things for chancellor-winters instead?

Tucker: Why do you assume there’s something I’m not telling you? I thought we were past all this.

Audra: Something’s definitely changed with you. And it’s not just you being moody.

Tucker: We really have to do something about this paranoia of yours. Why are you going looking for trouble when things are going so well for us right now?

Audra: Oh, since the day I met you, you’ve been constantly braced for another shoe to drop.

Tucker: Yeah, but when I do it, it’s called… anticipating and being proactive. There’s a difference between that and… seeing a problem where there is none.

Audra: Well, I’m anticipating the thud of a very expensive slingback pump in whatever size ashley abbott wears.

Traci: So, after ashley talked to tucker, she decided to spend the night at the athletic club.

Jack: Her having that kind of proximity to him makes my skin crawl. She was too drained to come home?

Traci: She said she got a good night’s sleep at least.

Jack: What on earth could she possibly have to talk to him about? What– what is there left to say?

Traci: Uh, well, I think that I need to let ashley give you all the details. But, in a nutshell, she has rescinded all accusations against tucker.

Jack: Wait, how did that come about?

Traci: Again, short version. Ashley concedes that the big blow-up that happened in paris happened exactly as tucker said it did all along.

Jack: I– I don’t understand this. She has been adamant about what happened that day. That he terrified her. Now she’s doing a complete 180 and saying he’s been telling the truth all along?

Traci: I’m as surprised as you are.

Jack: You know what worries me more than her reversal?

Traci: What’s that?

Jack: She’s already confessed this to tucker. Does that mean his influence on her continues?

Traci: Oh, jack. I think we have something way worse to worry about.

Jack: What is worse than that?

Traci: Okay, I– I hope that I am misreading her, but I have the distinct impression that ashley is considering forgiving tucker and maybe even trying again.

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Ashley: Please don’t stop talking on my account. I assume I am the topic of conversation.

Traci: Why, yes you are.

Jack: Yeah, traci was just filling me in.

Traci: Just the basics. I thought you would want to give the details to him yourself.

Ashley: Okay, so what do you know so far?

Jack: That you’ve come to the realization that tucker has not been lying, after all, about what happened in paris, that you went to the club to tell him, and that you ended up spending the night.

Traci: In her own room.

Jack: In your own room. Not with tucker.

Ashley: Not with tucker. Yeah, that about covers it. Tucker was right, I was wrong. You hit the nail on the head, jack. I just exaggerated everything that happened. You know, I guess I was angry and frightened. But now that I am free of all that emotion, I just see it from a completely different perspective.

Traci: And we really appreciate that. But, you know, the waitstaff, every one of them, was very clear that it was not a violent conversation. And it’s good that you realize that now, too. But there was an argument, and you were terrified. And tucker is who he is.

Ashley: That’s it right there. Tucker is who he is. He had nothing to gain from making me doubt my sanity, right? He had nothing to gain bribing an entire restaurant staff. So it doesn’t make any sense that he would do that.

Jack: Okay, I can understand where you’re coming from. It makes sense. And you do seem more at ease, as if this fight no longer is a grip on you.

Ashley: So true.

Traci: And that’s wonderful, right? Because now that you’ve been able to find some peace, you can put tucker behind you once and for all, right?

Jack: No more unanswered questions, no more confusion, just a clean break. You can get on with your life now.

Ashley: Yeah. No. If only it was that easy.

Tucker: How the hell did we get back onto ashley?

Audra: I don’t know. You tell me. Okay, I mention her name, and you deny knowing anything about her attitude shift. Yeah, but then suddenly your mind just drifts off.

Tucker: Maybe I’m bored talking about her.

Audra: You know, last night, ashley does this bizarre flip. You know, all possessive of you, telling me that you and i are never gonna last. And then this morning, you’re moody, you’re evasive, you’re preoccupied.

Tucker: I’m sorry, what’d you say?

[ Tucker laughs ] Joke. Bad joke. Sorry.

Audra: You know what? I just– I feel like I’m talking to myself.

Tucker: No, no, I’m sorry. And I’m serious. I’m listening now. What’s your point?

Audra: My point? Okay. Let me break it down to you in a simple yes or no question. Do you swear that you had no more contact with ashley abbott in the last 24 hours?

Tucker: You know what I swear? I think you’re more obsessed with ashley than I ever was. And you really need to move on with it, because if just having lunch with you is going to devolve every time into a barrage of ridiculous questions about the past, you can count me out.

Billy: With all due respect, esther, what devon and i are doing, I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t say it’s bickering.

Devon: Yeah, no, it’s a difference of opinions, really. And it’s nothing to worry about.

Esther: Oh, I would love to not worry about it. But this company is important to me.

Devon: I know it is.

Billy: And we’re grateful for that.

Esther: You know, I am really good at reading situations and emotions. You know, I’ve lived at the chancellor mansion for decades, and it wasn’t just about cake-wrestling and catfights. More times than I can count. There was so much tension in there, you could cut it with a knife. And that’s what I’m picking up from the two of you.

Devon: I think you’re reading a little more into it than I was.

Esther: I know. Correct me if I’m wrong, which I am not. What I’m getting at, devon, is you resent having to work with billy, because you’d rather work with your sister, because you and lily work well together. And billy, you resent devon resenting you, which is just going to be a problem given your career history. All I’m asking is that you please just take a minute and think of how upset your fathers, john and neil, would be if they saw what you were bringing all this petty conflict to the people that are counting on you to make this business the success that it needs to be.

Billy: Well, that was, uh–

Devon: Yeah, it was.

Billy: She’s not wrong.

Devon: No, she’s not wrong. She’s not wrong at all. Our dads would probably say that’s enough and you guys should get on with it.

Billy: So what do you say? Shall we get on with it? Whoah, woah, woah, woah.

Billy: Look, devon, if you believe in flanagan as much as it seems like you do, why don’t you see if he’s available tomorrow around four o’clock and we can have a chat? Does that work for you?

Devon: That works just fine, as long as you’re not just doing it to humor me.

Billy: So you’re not going to take yes for an answer?

Devon: Yes. I will take yes for an answer. Thank you very much, billy.

Billy: You’re welcome.

Devon: Appreciate it.

Chance: Hey.

Billy: Hey.

Chance: How we doing?

Nate: Hello, you two.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: Hello. I hope we’re not interrupting anything.

Devon: No. Did we have a meeting on the books?

Nate: Not officially. Uh, we, uh, we just stopped by because we want to blow your minds.

Chance: Well, let’s not oversell it.

Billy: Blow our minds with what? What’s going on?

Nate: Chance has a new idea I think you’re both going to be as impressed with as I am.

Chance: It’s pretty good, actually, if I do say so myself. Put a lot of work into it.

Devon: Okay, great. Let’s hear it.

Billy: The floor is all yours, chance.

Chance: Well, we create a music festival. And that is that. Now I can send you both the full revenue projections, but you’re going to see a significant boost in marketing and merchandising. Not to mention the additional name recognition.

Devon: Wow. Well, hey, that’s a– that’s a great presentation. You’ve clearly put a lot of work into it.

Chance: Thank you. Um, is this something that you want to pursue?

Devon: I mean, I think so. Yeah, I think that, uh, it’s– it’s finally the right timing for our company to do something like that. Um, but yeah, I think we should fast track the idea and make it a reality. What do you think, billy?

Billy: I wouldn’t go that far. Uh, I think there’s something there. I think it’s a good idea, but it needs some work.

Devon: Oh, uh gentlemen, if you’ll excuse me, I have to take care of something. Uh, but great job. Really good job.

Chance: Thank you.

Devon: We’ll talk soon.

Nate: You got to admit, this idea has a lot of potential.

Billy: Yeah, no, I agree. There’s potential, but it’s not ready to be fast-tracked yet. Still a lot of work to be done. But hey, the good news is it’s not a no, okay? So let’s take that. Good work, chance, okay? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting to get to. I will, uh, see you boys soon.

Chance: I mean, I have no idea what the hell just happened there.

Nate: I suspect billy was trying to maintain his mentor position and doesn’t want you to get ahead of yourself. You didn’t go to him first, get his guidance and input.

Chance: What about devon? He loved the idea.

Nate: Which is probably devon trying to prove he isn’t really an autonomous control freak after all, since he’s been accused of that more than once.

Chance: I’ll tell you, man, that was weird. I– I just felt blindsided right there. I mean, billy’s been great until whatever the hell that just was. Feels like I can rely on you a little bit more than I can my own mentor.

Nate: Huh.

[ Nate sighs ]

Jack: You say making a clean break with tucker isn’t easy. I– I– I want to understand that better. I thought this last trip to paris was to get him out of your life, out of your mind. Now that you know what actually happened, can’t you just end the story?

Ashley: Mm. I need to do things my own way, jack. But please don’t worry. I know myself, I know what I’m capable of, okay? I’m in control, and I need the two of you to trust that I will make the right decisions for all of us.

Jack: Why do I get the horrible feeling that you’re about to give tucker another chance?

Ashley: Oh, my god. And what? Risk having the entire abbott clan’s wrath come crashing down upon me? Do I really want that in my life?

Traci: That wasn’t a denial, ashley. And we’re not worried about the abbott wrath. We’re worried about what is best for you.

Ashley: I’m perfectly capable of deciding what’s best for me, so don’t push me on this. I know I’ve made mistakes, but don’t worry. I’m not going to fall into those traps, okay?

Tucker: Yeah, you go ahead and finish the rest of your lunch obsessing over ashley.

Audra: Okay, tucker, just wait. Okay, just s– sit down, please. You’re right. I’m sorry. Look, I’m just feeling a little insecure right now, which is not familiar territory for me. It’s just that this, you and me is so important to me. Look, things are going so well for us, and i just want them to stay that way.

Tucker: They’re going to stay that way, honey. I promise you, okay? I don’t know what else I can tell you.

Audra: It’s not you I’m doubting. It’s ashley.

Tucker: Ashley.

Audra: Something’s definitely changed with her. You know, the way she got all in my face last night, staked her claim on you, and god knows why.

Tucker: I know why. I know exactly what’s changed. She’s realized she was wrong.

Audra: So you did talk to her last night, didn’t you?

At dot’s an ordinary pretzel

just isn’t enough.

Audra: Be careful how you answer right now. Look, whatever the answer is, I can handle it. What I can’t handle is you lying about it. Look, I even get why you would keep it from me in the first place. We haven’t always trusted each other, but… after everything we’ve been to get to where we are, we do owe each other absolute honesty. We really are alike, huh? Okay. Yes. Ashley was in my suite last night when I went upstairs to make those calls.

Audra: How did she manage that? Does she still have a key? Did she break in? Did she bribe housekeeping?

Tucker: I didn’t ask.

Audra: Well, what was her reason for being there?

[ Tucker sighs ]

Tucker: She was there to tell me that she had had an epiphany about what happened between us in paris. That… I was right all along, and she wanted to apologize for accusing me of being violent and lying and the gaslighting, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Audra: Wow. [Indistinct]. An epiphany?

Tucker: Yeah.

Audra: Just like that?

Tucker: Uh, apparently it– apparently it had something to do with A… fender bender she was in. Shook the truth loose in her or something, I don’t know.

Audra: Oh, how convenient. You know, maybe she should get hit by a car more often.

Tucker: Well, I didn’t quite buy it, but… I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just– I’m telling you what she told me.

Audra: Yeah, well, I mean, if the story is real or not, that doesn’t matter. The question is, why did she seek you out now? You know, what’s her agenda? You know, maybe she realized that glissade is a formidable competitor for jabot.

Tucker: Audra, I don’t care what her agenda is. I– I’m– I’m tired of thinking about what ashley abbott’s agenda might be or if she has an agenda. Okay? What she did to our relationship is irreparable. It is over. Between her and me. I want you to know that right now. It’s over. There is no going back. It’s finished.

Audra: I want to believe that more than you know. You know, but I saw the fire in ashley’s eyes last night. Just confidence and determination.

Audra: Ashley wants you back. And she’s going to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Tucker: Bring it on.

Billy: Hello? Hi. Heard you were back from paris. How did that go?

Ashley: Oh, exhausting. Enlightening.

[ Billy chuckles nervously ]

Billy: Something I said?

Ashley: Oh, well, I’m sure that they will fill you in on everything, by the way, you guys, I’m fine. Catch up later.

[ Jack sighs ]

[ Traci sighs ]

Billy: What’d I miss?

Jack: What the hell was that?

Traci: I have no idea. We were right in the middle of a pretty awkward conversation.

Billy: About what?

Jack: Basically, ashley’s come to the realization that tucker’s been telling the truth all along about what happened in paris. She went to the club to tell him that she was wrong, and he was right.

Traci: And we’re worrying about the fallout.

Billy: Well, is there a fallout? I mean, in the 10, 15 seconds I just saw her seem like her old ashley again. Like she found her equilibrium.

Jack: And that’s why she rushed out of here.

Billy: Well, maybe she’s trying to escape overprotective siblings.

Traci: Billy. Yes, okay, I’m a little protective. And I am not about to apologize for it. Ashley’s been tied in knots. Misremembering a situation that absolutely terrified her.

Jack: And we are not about to rely on tucker mccall to look out for her.

Billy: Well, who’s saying tucker’s in the picture anymore?

Jack: We just tried to get ashley to swear that he was out of her life for good.

Traci: And she wouldn’t do it.

Billy: Why should she have to do that? I mean, maybe you just need to trust her on this.

Jack: We’d love to do that, billy. But we can’t trust anything when it comes to tucker mccall. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Billy: Look, I get it. You’re worried about ashley. And whenever tucker’s around, there’s always something to worry about. But ashley rethinking what happened in paris with tucker doesn’t automatically mean that they’re getting back together. It– hold on a sec, okay? Because she made a stand to stick with our family before that argument happened in paris, or whatever it turned out to be. Did she just now make a declaration that she’s walking away from the abbotts?

Traci: No, she didn’T. No.

Jack: She didn’t even imply it.

Billy: Okay, well, that says to me that ashley and tucker, that reunion, is off the table. So I think we have to have enough confidence in her that she’s capable of taking the next steps on her own. In fact, that’s probably the best thing that she could do right now. Take back control of not only her memory, but of her future. Of her life.

Jack: I don’t have an argument about any of this. I just think there’s an enormous risk.

Billy: Well, whatever ashley chooses to do, instead of us jumping in to try and protect her, I think it’s best that we trust her. Believe in her, and support her. This is her journey.

Tessa: Welcome to society! Aren’t you ashley abbott?

Ashley: Well, yes, and you are…

Tessa: I’m the new manager, tessa porter.

Ashley: Well, congratulations.

Tessa: Thank you. Well, it’s my first day, but I can promise you, as my boss’s mother, you’ll be getting the special vip treatment.

Ashley: Well, that’s good to know.

Abby: For future reference, my mom always gets special treatment at society. In fact, I will take it from here, let me show her to her table.

Ashley: Thank you so much.

Tessa: Yeah, bon appétit.

Abby: Hi, mom.

Ashley: Hey, honey. So, what is going on with your staff changes?

Abby: Oh, well, we have a lot to catch up on. Tessa, who is doing an amazing job, is actually taking over for me here, so i can join the board of directors at chancellor-winters.

Ashley: What? That’s incredible. I’m so happy for you.

Abby: I’m happy for me, too.

Ashley: You’re right. We have a lot of catching up to do.

Abby: Yes, like our conversation I had with aunt traci about your trip to paris. I’m worried about you, mom.

Ashley: Oh.

Voice: Excuse me, young lady.

Tessa: Um, I will be right with you.

Voice: No, I need to be seated immediately.

Tessa: If you could just wait one moment, please.

Voice: I didn’t come here to wait, I came here to be waited on!

Mariah: Happy first day at work.

[ Both laughing ]

Ashley: Thank you. Honey, you don’t have to worry about me, I am fine. In fact, I am more in control of my emotions in my life than I have been in a very, very long time.

Devon: Good to see you.

Abby: Okay.

Ashley: Yeah.

Devon: Hey, hey.

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Welcome home.

Ashley: Thank you.

Devon: Glad you’re back. I got your text about meeting. Is everything okay?

Abby: I didn’t know you’d be joining us.

Ashley: I wanted to meet with the both of you so I could put your minds at ease.

Devon: We’d appreciate that.

Abby: Yes, please.

Ashley: I already told her. I’m fine.

Devon: Good, that’s–

Ashley: I’ll try to make this long story short. Um, as you know, I went to paris with traci, right? Because I needed to get confirmation about my version of what happened with tucker. So we went to the café, and I found the waiter.

Abby: And?

Ashley: He backed up tucker’s version of events. He said there was no violence. Uh, no broken glass, no thrown chair. Actually, nothing greater than raised voices.

Abby: Okay, but there’s really no way to know if that waiter’s memory is reliable.

Ashley: Well, traci spoke to the entire restaurant staff, and they also backed up tucker’s version.

Ashley: So, I thought, “well, clearly, he must have bribed everybody,” right?

Abby: That sounds like something he would do.

Ashley: Yeah, but he didn’T.

Devon: And we know this for a fact?

Ashley: Yeah. Tucker’s right. I’m wrong. I didn’t do it deliberately, but apparently, my mind just exaggerated everything that happened, and I’ve been kind of overreacting ever since. I’m so sorry.

Devon: Well, I don’t think you need to apologize. Whatever he did in the moment, you felt scared, so I don’t think the details really matter.

Ashley: Well, they do very much so in this case, because I put a huge stain on tucker’s already tarnished reputation. And, uh, I’m not gonna be able to get past this unless I say to you, devon, um, if what I did has contributed at all to you shutting your father out of your life, I’m really begging you to please reconsider.

Tucker: I just don’t think you need to worry so much about what ashley might or might not want. Inconsequential. Couldn’t matter less. I mean, I think you ought to worry about what we want. Our plans, right?

Audra: Okay, well then call your assistant and tell her to book the trip right now. No more stalling, or “I’ll do it later.” Okay, no more distractions, or putting anything or anyone else first. Make the call, now.

Tucker: Okay. Hey, it’s me, uh, I need arrangements to paris. First class all the way for two. Um, as soon as possible?

Audra: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: As soon as possible.

[ Audra clears throat ] Very good. Thank you. Satisfied?

Audra: Almost. Thank you.

Tucker: You’re welcome.

[ Tucker moans ] (Vo) compliments build confidence,

Summer: Hey.

Chance: Sorry.

Summer: Wait, that’s not the face I was expecting. How did your pitch meeting go?

Chance: Um, I’m not sure how to answer that.

Summer: Well, did it happen?

Chance: Yeah, it was it’s more like a drive-by pitch.

Summer: What does that mean?

Chance: It was brief. I don’t know, devon and nate, they loved it, billy, not so much.

Summer: Okay, I mean, two out of three. That’s really good, that’s good. Especially because you’re still settling in. What did billy say about it?

Chance: I don’t know, he was just less than enthusiastic about it. I mean, he basically did everything but pat me on the head, and tell me “better luck next time.”

Summer: How is that possible? From everything you’ve told me, he’s been really great to you ever since you started.

Chance: I know, he has been until today. It– it was weird, you know? It almost felt like he had a– an agenda or a game plan, not with me, but with chancellor-winters.

Summer: What makes you think that?

Chance: It’s hard to describe, but I just felt this underlying tension between him and devon that had nothing to do with the pitch.

Mariah: So, how are things going?

Tessa: Well, I thought things were going great until I almost bit the head off of a snobby woman who wanted an immediate table.

Mariah: Oh, I’m so sorry. But I couldn’t resist having, you know, a karen moment.

[ Tessa chuckles ] Plus, I am hoping that being married to the manager of society gets me a little bit of special treatment.

Tessa: More special than the treatment abby already gives us when we’re here?

Mariah: Oh, no, abby is warm and– and kind and generous, but I can only push my special requests with her so far. Now that you’re working here, I can make as many outlandish requests as I want.

Tessa: Okay, well, I’ll be the judge of that. Like what?

Mariah: Oh, that’s a good question, okay, so, for starters, maybe a purple throne booster seat for aria?

Tessa: Oh, I thought you said “outlandish.” I mean, I already put that on the list.

Mariah: Okay, so tell me the truth. Are you really, really okay with this new job?

Tessa: You know, at first, I thought I was just happy doing abby a favor, stepping in like this, but mariah, this place has so much energy, so much life. I mean, I love interacting with the kitchen staff, the wait staff, the patrons.

Mariah: Of course you do. You’re a natural, and you give that energy right back. I could feel it the second I walked in the door.

Tessa: And of course, you are totally objective when it comes to me.

Mariah: Yes, yes, I’m totally and completely objective. I do have to warn you, though, as amazing and incredible as you are, I mean, I have some very particular demands when it comes to my empanada orders.

[ Tessa sighs ]

Devon: Ashley, you know that I always appreciate you looking out for my relationship with tucker, but I have plenty of other reasons why I don’t want him in my life or our son’s life.

Ashley: But hadn’t you reached a detente with him when I came back from paris the first time? Wasn’t it when I said he was violent that reignited your anger? Okay, I’m not gonna tell you what to do, and I’m not gonna tell you how to feel, but I owe you an apology for dumping that on you, that completely inaccurate version of events that obviously shattered an already tenuous relationship. I’m just asking you to, you know… give him another chance.

Devon: I understand what you’re asking, but you have to know that this isn’t about me anymore. I have a family, we have a family, and it’s about who we value having in our lives. And I don’t think I’m gonna be able to give you the answer that you’re looking for. You know, we appreciate you being honest with us and for giving a damn at all. I mean that.

Ashley: Please, you don’t have to thank me for giving a damn about my grandson or giving a damn about you. I mean, that’s like thanking me for breathing. Look, devon, I’m just asking you to maybe take what I said to heart, and think about it, okay? Please. All right, I’ll see you soon. Bye-bye.

Devon: Good to see you.

Ashley: Bye.

[ Abby sighs ] A mystery!

Summer: Look, I understand exactly how you’re feeling. Sometimes working in business, it can make you kind of paranoid, and nobody really prepares you for that.

Chance: Yeah, definitely not in the company handbook.

Summer: Also, things didn’t go super smoothly when billy and devon worked together before, so…

Chance: I heard about that. What’s that about? What happened?

Summer: Uh, I don’t really know the details, but apparently billy left chancellor-winters to go back to jabot, because, I mean, even though his mom is a co-owner, he just always felt like an outsider there, especially after he and lily broke up. And now he’s back at jill’s request, and maybe it’s just gonna take some time for him and devon to adjust to working together again.

Chance: You know, it almost felt like billy’s biggest problem was the fact that devon was into my pitch.

Summer: That could get messy. I hope that’s not the case.

Chance: Yeah, same. And if it is, the last thing I wanna have to do is pick sides.

Billy: I just think that we need to allow ashley to handle her own business.

Jack: In spite of what it might cost her.

Billy: Jack, is it really that difficult for you to have faith in her, or to maybe trust that someone else might have the answers?

Jack: That is not what this is about.

Traci: Okay, okay, you guys, please don’t start, please. You know, I– I agree with billy. I think maybe we should trust ashley in her choices, and watch to see how this all plays out. She is calmer and more in control of herself, and that’s a positive sign, right?

Devon: Thanks.

[ Sighs ] Well, I didn’t see that coming at all.

Abby: Neither did I. And look, I wasn’t about to interfere with your conversation with my mom, but you’re right. You have many more reasons to keep tucker at a distance other than what happened in paris. And whatever you decide to do moving forward with tucker, I just– I have to tell you for what it’s worth, he’s not my dad. And I don’t have that connection with him, so I’m not gonna be able to just forgive and forget.

Devon: Yeah, I– I understand, and you won’t get any argument from me about that, but how do you feel about your mom’s change of heart? Because even if it wasn’t violent, it was still a fight that ended their marriage.

Abby: Honestly, I don’t know what to make of it, or of my mom for that matter. But something must be going on with her to be giving tucker any benefit of the doubt.

[ Abby sighs ]

[ Doorbell ringing ]

Audra: You had your say, ashley, now it’s my turn to set some things straight.

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