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Daniel: Hello. How do you do? My name’s daniel romalotti, I’m your brother.

Summer: Uh, I– I know.

Daniel: Wow, you do? Oh, good, ’cause you could’ve fooled me, since you know, you haven’t been returning any of my calls or any of my texts.

Summer: I’m sorry.

Daniel: You know, when i don’t return your calls or texts within like the first five minutes, I’m made out to be this awful person who is neglecting his sister. But me, when I’m in the middle of a lawsuit that could literally make or break my career, I get nothing from you, just radio silence. Until today, when you’re like, oh hey, come meet me at crimson lights. Here I am.

Summer: Daniel, stop. It’s harrison. It’s– it’s really bad.

Daniel: Ah, hey.

Nikki: Come on, jordan. I’m right where you want me. Where are you?

Jordan: What’s the matter, honey? Don’t you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Your new buddy, claire, practically grew up on them. You know, when I think about the life that you led, growing up in a mansion, surrounded by servants and a family of snobs, and you being able to get whatever your heart desires on demand. When I think about what you’ve been through, I could practically weep. So, I am fresh out of caviar, so this is kind of it. You are trying my patience, darling. And so, I think it’s maybe time that you learn one of life’s most important lessons. Revenge never comes cheap.

Traci: Hi.

Jack: Hi.

Traci: Any word about harrison?

Jack: Victor, kyle, and i are working together, exploring every possible lead.

Traci: But nothing new so far?

Jack: No, we are making some progress, but I wish it didn’t happen so slowly. I can’t keep myself from imagining what that poor little boy is dealing with.

Traci: I know, and it breaks my heart. But thinking the worst is not doing us or harrison any good. And– and he’s got these three powerful, smart men who adore him, leading the search. Jordan may be clever, but she is not gonna win. Not this time.

Jack: So tell me about ashley. How’d that first therapy session go?

Traci: It didn’T. The appointment never happened, jack.

Ashley: Well, how do you do? You can make a girl happy with a shot of tequila. And don’t you forget that teeny-weeny slice of lime and that itsy-bitsy bit of salt. Hm.

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Jack: I don’t understand. I thought you and ashley were headed to the doctor’s office for her first therapy treatment.

Traci: Well, we were. That was the plan. She asked me if I would go along with her. I was more than happy to do so. But we only got as far as the waiting room.

Jack: Wait, you made it to the office? And what happened?

Traci: I wish I could explain it. Okay, so ashley was very anxious on the way there. She was nervous and jittery. So, I tried to soothe her. I told her we loved her and that we were behind her in this. And, see, I haven’t mentioned a single thing about harrison because I just wanted her to focus on getting to the bottom of her blackouts and her behavior. She expressed concern about the therapy, sitting down with a stranger, and– well, then we arrived, and all of a sudden, this whole sense of calm came over her. She took my hand and she said, “taking control of my well-being feels right.” And there was so much focus and determination in her tone.

Jack: Did she explain the shifts?

Traci: I didn’t have a chance to ask her. We had gotten as far as the waiting room, and she said she needed to use the ladies’ room.

Jack: By herself, I’m guessing.

Traci: Well, I got up to go with her and she snapped at me. She said I was hovering, so i backed off and let her go by herself. And she never came back.

Jack: And that’s the last you heard from her?

Traci: Not exactly. I did eventually get a text from her. It said that she had second thoughts about the session and that she had to leave and she would meet me back here. So, I raced home, and no ashley, no text, no calls, no word. All of my calls are going straight to voicemail.

Jack: A complete change of behavior once again. A total disappearance once again. Either she’s lying to us about wanting to get help, or something changed her mind.

Traci: Jack, I just can’t keep up with all these mood changes, and even the way she talks. And all the while, I’m thinking about what this could really mean.

Jack: She knows how desperate we are for her to get treatment. She doesn’t want to face us, and risk having us ask questions she doesn’t want to answer.

Traci: I don’t want to make her feel cornered. I mean, she doesn’t need that. But the longer she doesn’t get treatment–

Jack: I know. The longer it will take for her to get well again.

Ashley: Whoo. Yeah. Oh, that’s nice.

[ Cell phone pings ] Oh, lord. Whatever could you want? Whatever it is, jack abbott, it’s just gonna have to wait. I have more important things to tend to. Hit me again, handsome.

Summer: I– I– I– couldn’t talk about it. I wasn’t ready yet.

Daniel: No, it’s fine. I get it. So, you’re saying this jordan woman, she took a child? She and her niece? I– I just– I don’t even understand how people like that can exist. To be that twisted, and that evil. And– and no one can find him?

Summer: No. Everybody’s trying. Everybody. The authorities, kyle, chance, both families’ security teams. Even jack and grandpa are working together on this.

Daniel: That’s huge. I mean, a massive team with all those people. It’ll be unstoppable.

Summer: You would think so. I don’t know if I would call it a team, though.

Daniel: What do you mean?

Summer: Nobody trusts each other. Everybody has a different idea of what the right strategy is. And of course, grandpa just wants to take the lead and not let the police be involved at all.

Daniel: No, not this time. Not when your kid’s involved.

Summer: I know. So chance is talking to his friends at the force. He’s trying to make sure that everything is done by the book so that jordan and claire can’t get off on some sort of technicality or something.

Daniel: That’s– that’s good. I wasn’t even thinking about the charges or anything like that.

Summer: But jack and grandpa are just focused on bringing harrison home as soon as possible, no matter what it takes.

Daniel: Which could be effective, given who victor is.

Summer: Kyle, all the while, can’t stop defending claire because he is the one that let her into this house. He can’t believe that– that she is in on this with her aunt.

Daniel: Okay, if she was, if she wasn’t, you can figure all that out later. The important thing right now is bringing harrison home.

Summer: They’re trying. Everybody’s doing everything that they can, and I– I love them for it, but harrison isn’t home. And every second that he’s gone…

Daniel: Hey, hey, you got this, okay? Yes, you can– you can– you can do this. You need to grit it out. You need to stay strong. And when you get harrison home, you never let him go.

Jordan: Last chance, little guy. Eat this sandwich or nothing. Eat up, or kiss it goodbye.

Harrison: Go away, you’re a witch! I want to go home. I want my mom and dad.

Jordan: I already told you. Remember? Your mom and dad don’t want you anymore. Your mom and dad don’t love you anymore.

Harrison: That’s a lie.

Jordan: No, it’s not. Why do you think they asked me to bring you here? Why do you think you’re here? Because they got sick and tired of you. So, little guy, I suggest you decide to be nice to your aunt jordan. You better get used to it because I’m all you’ve got now. Schwarzkopf

Jack: Ash, traci and I are at the house. Would you give one of us a call, please, asap? We just want to know you’re okay. We’re not hovering, we’re not judging you for missing your therapy session. We understand it’s hard. Sometimes, you get nervous. We get that. We just don’t want you to have another blackout. Come home as soon as you can, okay? We love you. We’re here waiting for you. She is clearly avoiding both of us.

Traci: We’re not the enemy. She needs protecting from herself, not us.

Jack: How do we make that happen? How do we get her the treatment she needs when we can’t trust her not to disappear in her first session? Maybe we have to force her into a program.

Traci: What? You’re suggesting committing our sister? Jack, oh, my god! Has it come to that?

[ Cell phone rings ]

Jordan: Okay, jordan. Get on your game. Get on your game.

Nikki: Jordan, it’s nikki. I’m waiting for you.

Daniel: Ah, you should be so mad at me. I was kind of a jerk about you not getting back to me.

Summer: No, don’t worry about it. I mean, yes, you were a jerk.

Daniel: Thank you. I don’t think I could’ve lived with myself if you just let me off the hook.

Summer: No, you had no way of knowing what was going on. My grandpa is deliberately keeping everything on the down-low for security sake, and I just didn’t feel like I could call you up and dump everything on you when I was freaking out, but… I don’t know, today, I just… kind of needed my brother.

Daniel: Well, I am right here, and I’m not going anywhere. What about mom? Does she know?

Summer: Yeah.

Daniel: That’s something I could maybe do. You know, I could run interference with her and make sure she doesn’t try and take charge of the situation and make matters worse.

Summer: Believe it or not, mom has actually been pretty good.

Daniel: Mom? Our mom?

Summer: I mean, don’t get me wrong, she obviously wants to go and track them down herself, but she’s holding back. She’s being supportive, both she and my dad. I mean, I know that mom is always willing to fight on our behalf, but for her to just be there for me? It’s been a relief, and I– I needed it.

Daniel: Well, she does keep saying how she’s changed. Maybe it’s time we finally start believing her. Okay, so mom has stepped up. I suppose it’s– it’s my turn. Um, what can I do to help?

Summer: You’re gonna regret offering.

Daniel: Oh, shut up. Come on. What do you need?

Summer: I’m a mess, daniel. All I can do is just pace around or check my phone or lash out or cry. If you could just– I don’t know, um, keep me company for a while.

Daniel: What did I say? I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere.

Summer: That means a lot to me.

Daniel: Any time. You know, I– I don’t– I don’t know if it would help, but have you tried saying a prayer?

Summer: You pray?

Daniel: Me, no. But, I mean, you know, you hear about the power of prayer all the time, and there’s so many people out there that swear by it, so… what can it hurt, right?

Summer: It’s worth a shot.

Nikki: Hurry the hell up, jordan! It’s not a trap. I came by myself. Didn’t bring any backup. It’s one-on-one. Just you and me. The way it should be, right? Or are you afraid? Are you scared to face me? Are you a coward, like your sister, hiding behind disguises in the shadows? Show your face, you sick bitch! Want the power of 5 serum benefits in 1?

Jack: Traci, I– I don’t want to force anything on ashley. It kills me to even think about it.

Traci: She wants to get help. At least a part of her does.

Jack: Is that enough? How many conversations are we gonna have about treatment? How many false starts?

Traci: But jack, to talk about committing our sister?

Jack: I’m not saying that’s the next step. God forbid that happens. But if we can’t get her to a doctor, what choice do we have? Watch her continue to spiral? Watch her have more blackouts?

Traci: Um, if we can just find a way to reach that part of her that wants the help.

Jack: How do we do that? Dumb luck? Perfect timing? Keep in mind, the strong part of her wants to avoid therapy altogether. We don’t even know where she is. She could be in another motel room, having no idea how she got there. Or worse still, at the airport, about to board a plane to god knows where.

Traci: I know, I know, jack, and it terrifies me. But if you could have seen her pleading with me the other night. I have never seen her so fragile. She acknowledged that she has a problem. And she wants more than anything else in the world to get to the bottom of it. And to try to get her life back under control.

Jack: We want that more than anything else too. But if forcing the issue is the answer, how can we not do that?

Traci: But forcing the issue takes away our sister’s autonomy. It will alienate ashley. It will make her defensive. We’ll never get her back. There has to be another way.

Jack: Like what? Give me any idea. I am open to any alternative.

Traci: Okay, okay, okay, um, maybe it’s not the therapy sessions themselves that are making her afraid. Maybe– maybe it’s sitting down with a stranger and having to start over from scratch. Having to share all of those difficult emotions and circumstances. The relationship with tucker, the confusion over what happened in paris, the blackouts. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of her painful memories from the past. And all of this is happening when she has got complete confusion over who she can trust right now. She’s got to be completely overwhelmed.

Jack: All that is true. What can we do for her?

Traci: I have been thinking about something for a while now. Um, what if we can get her into therapy with someone who makes her feel comfortable and makes her feel safe?

Jack: Traci, I–

Traci: Wait, wait. What about her friend in paris, the psychologist?

Jack: That could work. He already knows part of her life. If he needed to know more, she might be comfortable telling him.

Traci: Yes. Wouldn’t it be worth a try? We could try to find him and– and maybe he would be willing to come to genoa city as our guest. At least that would give her a choice, a chance to sit down with a familiar face. Before we have to resort to extreme measures.

Jack: No, this– this could work. First, we have to find ashley and get her to come back home.

Ashley: Now bless your heart. I bet you’re wondering something, but you’re just too shy to ask. Yes, I’m single. I know, it’s crazy. It’s a long story. But I bet you’re also wondering how any one woman could smell as irresistible as I do. Well, that’s because I’m wearing this particular perfume. It’s called femme magique. And I created it myself. But I’m not gonna bore you with the details of the complex chemistry that goes into making it. People assume that i named it after myself. Maybe I did. Oh, you have a patron over there that’s requiring your services, sweetie pie. You go ahead. I got a man to talk to about a song. Option number two. I am so happy to see you. You better tell me you take requests.

Jordan: Really, nikki? How seriously do you expect me to take this invitation of yours to meet when it’s such an obvious trap? I thought we’d established that I’m much smarter than that. Besides, I still have all the leverage. What could you possibly do to me if you do lure me into a trap? When I’m the only one who knows where this little brat is. You’d never risk his life. And wouldn’t it be positively glorious to have you as my hostage rather than this unbearable child? Imagine the fun I could have forcing you to get drunk and pathetic again while you moan about your precious victor, the genius who chose an alcoholic stripper over my sister. I can hear you now, crying out for him to save you when there’s not a chance in hell that I’d let that happen. Perfect. I can still rendezvous with you, nikki. And I’m on my way. You keep your mouth shut, okay? Because I’m gonna be right outside, and I’ll hear you if you try anything. And don’t even try to call for help. Nobody’s coming. And because nobody wants you. Kerendia presents the abc’s of ckd.

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Traci: Okay, we have a plan. You’re gonna stay here in case she shows up, and I’m gonna go looking for ashley at the places she might go.

Jack: Are you sure you don’t want to just call these places, see if she’s there?

Traci: No, even if I did, what’s to stop her from taking off before I have a chance to get there?

Jack: Yeah, good point.

Traci: No, I’m perfectly fine with this. This is good. And maybe, we’ll get lucky and kyle will show up here with news about harrison. Oh, jack, I’m so sorry. This is really pushing you to the ends of your emotional–

Jack: Don’t worry about me. Don’T. This is family. Nothing is too much. What?

Traci: You reminded me of our father just then.

Jack: That’s about the nicest compliment you could give me.

Traci: Well, I meant every word.

Jack: Do you ever say anything you don’t mean?

Traci: Come on, you’re not the only one that takes after our dad. Oh, jack.

Jack: Hm.

Traci: Okay. I’m gonna go look for ashley, and we will be in touch, okay?

Jack: Yeah. I’ll– I’ll try to find this doctor in france, whatever his name is.

Traci: No, no, no, absolutely not. No, no. You stay here, and you deal with the harrison crisis. I will deal with the ashley crisis, and that includes finding this therapist.

Jack: How are you even gonna start? You know his name?

Traci: No, I don’T. But trust me, I’m a researcher. I will find this guy, and I will reach out to him.

Jack: Believe me, I trust you.

[ Cell phone pings ]

Nikki: All right, jordan. Last call. It’s now or never.

[ Cell phone rings ]

Jack: Kyle, talk to me. What do you got?

Kyle: I lucked out at the diner where jordan met the truck driver.

Jack: What did you get?

Kyle: I slipped the owner a few bills. He let me see the security footage.

Jack: And jordan was on the footage?

Kyle: She was wearing a disguise, but it was definitely her, arriving at exactly the time the truck driver said she did.

Jack: Was there anything else that might lead us to her?

Kyle: A clear shot of the car she drove and parked in the lot.

Jack: I don’t suppose that it had a license plate?

Kyle: No, but I got the make and model. Look, if we can find that same parked car somewhere in the neighborhood, we may have just found where harrison’s being kept.

Jack: Kyle, you did great. Just great, son. We are that much closer to finding your son.

Kyle: I desperately hope you’re right. Wow.

Danny: Traci?

Traci: Danny! Danny!

Danny: Come here, you.

Traci: Oh, danny, I can’t believe it. It’s great to see you.

Danny: Wow, this is– this is amazing. I mean, talk about perfect timing.

Traci: It is, more than you know. Um, I– I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to connect.

Danny: Yeah, well, listen, that’s all on me, okay? And I really do apologize for all those cancellations. I’m sorry.

Traci: Oh, no, no. I’m just as responsible as you are for last-minute cancellations. It’s fine.

Danny: Well, hey, we’re here now, right? And today’s my last day before I head out on tour again. So, if you have a minute, I’d love to buy you a cup of tea or a drink, whatever you like, before I take off. What do you say?

Traci: Uh– uh. Oh, as much as I would love to, I– I, um…

Danny: Are you okay? You, uh, you seem a bit frazzled, um… you know, I do have a shoulder right here you can always lean on.

Traci: I wish I– I wish I could, um…

Danny: What? Tell me.

Traci: Oh, danny.

Danny: What is it?

Traci: You’re still the most amazing person and the most amazing friend. Yes, okay, yes, I would love to stay and sit with you for just a few minutes. But just a few, and you have to promise we’re only gonna talk about happy things. Happy things only and just for a minute, okay? Deal. Let’s go.

Danny: All right.

Ashley: Oh, yeah. Oh, yes, you play it. You just keep playing it. Oh, yeah! Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! Look at you! Well, that was just too fabulous for words. What do you have for me next?

Piano player: Well, uh, what would you like?

Ashley: Oh, well, now, that’s a question that conjures up all sorts of interesting possibilities. Maybe something fresh and frothy or deep and sultry, but I’m gonna leave it in your capable hands ’cause I know whatever you choose, I will love.

[ Piano music playing ]

Piano player: This work okay?

Ashley: Oh, yeah. You have truly been blessed with brilliant hands.

Piano player: As long as you like it, I’ll keep playing.

Ashley: I like it. I like it. Oh, it feels so good just to cut loose and enjoy myself. I’ve been in a cage. It’s really been like a prison. Three hots and a cot, I should say. But shouldn’t someone have the right to come and go as they please? Someone who means no harm to anyone at all. I mean, that’s just the whole thing. I’m the one who’s looking for the– the pleasant solution, not the messy one. Oh, I just love it here. Everyone having free will to do whatever the hell they want.

Piano player: That’s the idea.

Ashley: Don’t you see, though, that’s the shame of it all. I don’t get to do what I want. No, everybody seems to have a vote in what I do and what I say. And what’s the fun in that, I ask you? None. Looking at me with sad eyes and pity. And I am the last woman on this green planet to need anybody’s pity. You know what? What difference does it make if I can’t remember this or that occasion? It just means that maybe it’s not worth remembering. Or maybe it’s the tequila. Whatever it is, it doesn’t matter, does it? ‘Cause I’m having fun. And thanks to you, I’m having more fun than I’ve had in ages, so whatever you do, you sweetie pie, don’t you stop the music. Whoo! Yeah!

Kyle: I passed along the information of jordan’s car and her disguise to victor. He’s passing it along to his men. They’re going to comb the area, and so am I.

Jack: Kyle, if you find the car, if you find the house, don’t handle things on your own. You call the authorities, you get security involved, and let them handle it.

Kyle: Got it. Don’t worry about me. I’ll keep you posted.

Jordan: Nikki? Where are you? Don’t play games with me, nikki. If advanced lung cancer

Traci: So, you’re telling me that you were in the middle of a tug-of-war between phyllis and christine, and this is the first that I’m hearing about it?

Danny: Yes. And it was a mess. I see you laughing there. It wasn’t funny, okay, at the time. You’re lucky you weren’t caught in the middle of this, I’m telling you.

Traci: Oh, I wouldn’t have been caught in the middle of it, but I certainly would have straightened you guys out in, like, five minutes.

Danny: Yeah, I– I’m sure you would have. What is it you’re trying so hard not to talk about?

Traci: Oh, danny, um, my family, we are going through a rough patch. Actually, rough on a couple of fronts.

Danny: Sorry. Is it something that we can talk about?

Traci: Not right now. Maybe soon. And on that subject, by any chance, have you seen ashley today?

Danny: Uh, no, no, I haven’T. Why?

Traci: I haven’t been able to get in touch with her for a couple of hours now, and I’ve been driving all over genoa city looking for her. And that’s why I’m here, as a matter of fact.

Danny: Okay, well, let’s go find your sister together.

Traci: What?

Danny: Yeah. Come on.

Traci: Um, danny, that’s so sweet of you to offer, but no, thank you. I– I really think I need to be alone when I find her.

Danny: Are you sure?

Traci: Yes, I am, and… but thank you. This has been so great, and– and I want you to have the most amazing time on tour.

Danny: Well, I will, only if you promise to keep in touch with me and let me know how this goes.

Traci: I promise, I will.

Danny: I love you, traci abbott. I always have and always will.

Traci: Oh, danny. And I love you, my friend. Until the next time and make it soon. You promise?

Danny: Promise. Absolutely.

Traci: All right.

Danny: All right.

Traci: Thank you.

Danny: Okay.

Ashley: Oh, yeah, baby, play it. Whoo! This is exactly what I’ve been missing. Doesn’t it make every single day just that much more delicious? People need to let go. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Whoo! Yeah. Yeah. Whoo!

Summer: What’s this?

Daniel: Ah, yes, I was afraid you wouldn’t recognize it. This is called food and I’m pretty sure that you probably haven’t been eating.

Summer: My stomach is in knots, daniel.

Daniel: I’m sure it is, but would you please just do me a favor and eat the muffin while we’re sitting here?

Summer: Mm… are you gonna nag me if I don’t?

Daniel: No, but I will stare at you like this.

Summer: You’re the worst.

Daniel: I am. I’ll take it.

[ Cell phone pings ]

Summer: Oh, my god. I– I gotta go.

Daniel: What’s– what’s going on?

Summer: Um, I– I will call you later.

Kyle: Harrison?

Harrison: Daddy?

Kyle: Stay away from the door, I’m gonna kick it in. Find a place to hide, okay? Hi, harrison! Oh, my god.

Jordan: Nikki? Nikki!

[ Jordan gasping ]

Victor: You can guess again.

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