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Victoria: You know, we should do this more often. You know, it’s fun. Family time, lunch, talk about the future.

Claire: Yes, yes and yes.

Victoria: And I couldn’t be more happy for you and excited. Pursuing a career in early childhood education. I mean, I can’t think of anything more perfect.

Claire: Except long rides on the property with my mom and little sister when she comes home.

Victoria: Yes, absolutely. And maybe we’ll even ask your dad and johnny to join us too.

Claire: Dad seemed kind of distracted at lunch, didn’t he?

Victoria: Hm. Yes, he did.

Claire: And it wasn’t just at lunch. Am I wrong or did things seem kind of tense between him and grandpa?

Victoria: No, you’re not wrong. And when I invited dad to lunch, cole seemed relieved that dad couldn’t make it. And I think dad felt the same way.

Claire: What do you think’s going on with those two?

Cole: No, thank you.

Jordan: That was all victor. That was victor. He set everything up. Okay? And he’s gonna keep me in here. You see, I’m his trophy. He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery.

Michael: Cole!

Cole: Hey, michael. Yeah, thank you for making the time to see me.

Michael: I came as soon as I could. What’s this about?

Cole: There’s something that you and I need to discuss.

Michael: Of course.

Cole: But first, I need to hire you as my attorney. So, this is just between us.

Michael: Unless you’re in some sort of legal jeopardy, hiring me is overkill. I mean, at this point, I would hope that you trust me to be discreet.

Cole: I trust you completely. That’s why I called you. But I think that once you hear what I have to say, you might prefer that we make it official.

Jordan: There has to be something in here that I can use. Come on. Oh, god. Oh! Oh. Oh, look at you. Oh, my, my, my. Okay, my friend. Let’s see what we can do. All right? Let’s see what we can do ’cause I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. Come on. Okay, come on. Come on, come on, come on. Let me get out of here. I wanna get out of here. I gotta get out of here fast. Right now. Let me get out, please. Let me get out.

Alan: So, if ashley experienced something traumatic after the breakup with tucker, but before she came home from paris, what do– what do you think it could be? I mean, did she mention any conflicts or issues? Anything specific, or?

Jack: Other than the blow up with tucker, nothing I can recall, no.

Traci: And tucker came straight back to genoa city after the fight.

Jack: I was concerned enough about that that I reached out to ashley. When she finally called me back, she told me about the fight, but we didn’t hear anything more until after she got home.

Alan: HM. So, there is some time unaccounted for.

Jack: Wait, you think it may have happened that much earlier? I thought I was talking to the ashley we love, and because of a trauma she experienced in paris, that was not ashley I was talking to.

Tucker: Hey, ashley, ashley. Whoa, hold on, hold on.

Ashley: Wait, wait, wait, get off me.

Tucker: I think I need to take you to the hospital.

Ashley: No.

Tucker: So, just relax.

Ashley: No, leave me alone. Please, just don’t touch me. I don’t need…

Tucker: No, I think you should stay seated.

Ashley: I don’t need to go to the hospital.

Tucker: Hold on.

Ashley: Don’t touch me.

Tucker: All right.

Ashley: What are we doing here?

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Tucker: Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Ashley: Please, what are we doing here?

Tucker: You need to sit down.

Ashley: I don’t need to sit down.

Tucker: Yes, you do. You are not steady on your feet. See?

Ashley: Okay, okay.

Tucker: Let’s get you seated.

Ashley: All right, all right. What happened?

Tucker: You passed out. Fortunately, I was close enough to catch you.

Ashley: Please, you’re exaggerating things. I must have gotten a little bit dizzy. I– I need to get out of here.

Tucker: Wait, wait, wait.

Ashley: Don’t touch me. Please.

Tucker: Can you tell me what happened just before this?

Ashley: I don’t need to explain myself to you, tucker. Excuse me.

Tucker: No. I’m gonna take you home.

Ashley: Okay, look, you’re being ridiculous right now. I can take myself home.

Tucker: No, you can’T. You are not well and you don’t remember what happened.

Jack: Turning it over in my head, what ashley said, how she said it, were there any clues, any hints, in that phone call that suggested there might be a problem?

Alan: Well, there’s just no way you could’ve known. How could you know to look for personalities that ashley was creating to protect herself?

Traci: Okay, when ashley got home, she was very upset. She was furious with tucker, finished with him, but that was before we realized that it wasn’t quite so volatile at the bistro as we had thought.

Jack: But that is in keeping with who ashley is.

Traci: Yes, I think so. Yes. So maybe the traumatic event happened on the second trip. Ashley and I went back to paris, and that’s when she found out that things didn’t happen the way she remembered them at the bistro. She sent me back ahead of her after that trip.

Alan: And how did she seem then?

Jack: Agitated, furious at herself for having remembered things wrong. She was furious at tucker and then ready to forgive him.

Traci: Yes, and it was really extreme. And I think that might be when the mood swings started.

Jack: So, maybe the real trauma happened after her second visit to the bistro.

Alan: It’s a good working theory.

Traci: Oh, my. We left her there. To– to have ashley experience something so traumatic to cause all of this fragmentation. Oh, my god, alone in a strange country? This just breaks my heart. What can we do? How can we help her?

Alan: Well, I mean, it’s sort of up to ashley. She is able to surface at times and suppress whatever alter is in control.

Jack: Any time she has agreed to getting help, that’s when we’re dealing with the real ashley?

Alan: Precisely. That’s why it’s so important that we connect to the real ashley because she’s the only one who can tell us what trauma caused the d-I-D.

Traci: Okay, so if we can find the truth, then what next?

Michael: If it would ease your mind, give me a dollar. Consider me on retainer.

Cole: What do you know about where victor stands regarding jordan?

Michael: I only know that jordan fell to her apparent death when chased by victor’s security team, and she is mourned by no one.

Cole: She’s alive.

Michael: That wasn’t what I was hoping to hear. Have you seen her?

Cole: Yes. Victor is keeping her in a dungeon at the main house.

Michael: Damn, damn, damn, damn.

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Ashley: I really do not need you to insert yourself into my life. Please, please don’t, okay? I am capable of getting myself home.

Tucker: No, you are not capable. You just collapsed, ashley. You shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car right now.

Ashley: I will take a ride share.

Tucker: No, you’re not taking a ride share. I’m taking you. You need to be home with your family.

Ashley: I don’t want you to tell me what I need, okay? Because what you need to do is– is find out where audra is, because she would not appreciate us being alone. I’m going.

Tucker: No, you’re not. Listen to me. You’re in trouble right now. And I think you know that. And you’re scared. I would be, too. It’s okay. And I know you don’t want to, but it’s also okay to ask for help. It’s not a weakness. It’s a strength to– to do what you need to do, despite your fear. That’s– that’s the definition of courage. Please. You need help. You need to be home with your family. And I’m taking you.

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Okay. Oh, I got that. I got that.

Victoria: Apparently, cole told nick that he suspects that your grandfather is somehow involved in jordan’s death and that there’s more to it than we know.

Claire: That’s impossible, right?

Victoria: I don’t know. Nothing is impossible when it comes to victor newman. But when I asked cole about it, he just..

Claire: Deflected and found the right words?

Victoria: Yeah, something like that.

Claire: So, he thinks that grandpa had something to do with jordan’s death?

Victoria: Well, I wouldn’t go that far. But your dad, every time he tries to ask questions or find out more details about what happened with jordan, my dad just shuts him down. So, cole thinks that maybe he’s hiding something.

Claire: What do you think?

Jordan: Come on. Come on. Come on, little thing. Come on. Let’s go.

Victor: Look at that. You’re busy at work, I see. I wonder why it’s taken you this long to try to escape.

Jordan: Not my first try.

Victor: Well, you’re gonna have a lot of time to realize that trying to get the hell out of here is gonna be impossible. It’s futile, you know?

Jordan: You bastard. Let me out of here.

Victor: Why? You’re having a wonderful– look at all the brussels sprouts and the vodka. I mean, come on. What could be better? Huh? You had a visitor, didn’t you? Didn’t you?

Nikki: Victor? Are you home? Victor?

Jack: So, this dissociative identity disorder sounds… ashley, will come back from this, right?

Alan: It’s certainly possible, of course.

Jack: But?

Alan: Well, it’s– it’s rare, rarely diagnosed, very complex. The important thing to do is identify the trauma that created it.

Traci: And when that happens?

Alan: Well, once we deal with the underlying issues, hopefully the alters will subside.

Jack: But that won’t be the end of it, will it?

Alan: No. She’ll need therapy to deal with the aftermath, hopefully in a controlled setting.

Traci: It sounds like you are wanting to put her in a psychiatric hospital.

Alan: Well, hopefully ashley will make that decision herself.

Jack: She is not unfamiliar with that environment.

Traci: Considering our sister’s history, I don’t know if she would ever agree to go back to a place like fairview.

Alan: Well, first things first. We can make that decision later. And when we do, there’s plenty of good options. I know a lot of wonderful places in europe.

Traci: So, you think there’s hope?

Alan: Definitely. Of course, there’s hope. She has a loving family that supports her, and we will get her to the other side of this.

Jack: First, we have to find her.

Alan: Yeah. Well, that could be more difficult than before. Yesterday, uh, I upset ashley, or at least one of her alters, so she hasn’t contacted me since.

Traci: And I’ve reached out to her as well. Hasn’t got back to me either.

Alan: Well, if she does reach out, it will probably be to family first. So, please let me know if she does and I’ll let you know if she contacts me, all right?

Jack: Thank you, alan, for everything.

Traci: You have been so much help, thank you.

Alan: Of course, my pleasure.

Jack: What are you doing with my sister? Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

Jack: Come on. Let’s get you inside.

Ashley: Alan, what are you doing here?

Traci: We asked him here. Ashley, are you all right? Can we do anything for you?

Ashley: No, I’m fine.

Tucker: She’s not fine.

Ashley: Okay, look, I got a little bit dizzy.

Tucker: No, she collapsed.

Traci: What?

Jack: When? Wait, what did you do?

Tucker: I didn’t do anything. We were at the jazz lounge. We were talking. She went to leave and fainted.

Ashley: Honestly, I don’t remember, so I don’t know if I actually fainted.

Tucker: I’m actually glad you’re here, alan, because I think it was a blackout. When she came to, she couldn’t remember anything that happened right before.

Jack: What were you doing with tucker, of all people?

Tucker: She wanted to talk to me. She took me down to the jazz lounge, uh… she tried to convince me that we still belong together. She did have one glass of wine, but mostly it was just telling me that we should give our relationship a second chance.

Jack: Ash, is that true?

Ashley: I don’t remember.

Tucker: And she was unsteady on her feet. Hardly said a word on the drive over here.

Jack: So what, that makes you the hero?

Tucker: No, jack, it makes me concerned.

Jack: Or maybe you’re trying to insinuate yourself back into her life.

Tucker: Can we not do this right now? She needs help. Ash, if you don’t wanna be honest with me, I understand, but it’s time that you’re honest with yourself and with your family.

Michael: Well, I asked him more than once if jordan’s dying in that fall was the truth. He swore it was and I was stupid enough to believe him. Victor’s usually so careful. How did you find out?

Cole: He’s been acting so secretive lately. Reportedly, he’s on the ranch, but he’s nowhere to be found. This has happened more than a few times. So, I just got curious. I just– I just confronted him with it, and I asked him, what’s going on?

Michael: I’m sure that went over well.

Cole: Yeah, he was pretty ticked. He ordered me out of the house and I just– I pretended to leave. I stuck around. I followed him. I waited. When he came out of the basement door, I was able to slip back in. And eventually, I found a prison cell that was– looked like some sort of an abandoned wine cellar.

Michael: Oh, victor, victor, victor.

Cole: She– she practically thought I was an hallucination. And then she– she begged me to get her out.

Michael: And did you?

Cole: Hell no.

Michael: Have you told anyone else about this?

Cole: No, no. I just need time to process it, you know? I– I completely understand what his motivation is. All right, he’s just trying to protect his family and– and– and punish jordan. I get it. But michael, this is no way to do it. To get down on her level like this, that’s not the answer. This can’t continue.

Michael: Oh, obviously not.

Cole: Jordan should be behind bars. Absolutely. But in a proper prison. Not personally incarcerated, tortured by victor. And the other thing is, I– I– I don’t want to get victor in trouble by me exposing this. That’s why I came to you. For advice.

Michael: Advice on how to take on victor newman.

Jordan: Who’s gonna come down here, huh? The world thinks I’m dead, thanks to you. Unless of course you’ve changed your mind and you wanna sell tickets to your own private zoo.

Victor: Good for you to keep a sense of humor because you’ll need it.

Jordan: Okay. Okay, I get it. I really get it. I understand, victor. You’ve won. You’ve won. You’ve reneged on our deal. You’re not gonna send me off to a federal prison, are you? So, let’s just get on with it. Bring me a vial of poison and I’ll be free.

Victor: Not gonna make it that easy for you.

Jordan: Even you must have some sort of decency.

Victor: I have no sense of decency or mercy when it comes to you.

Jordan: Then, just kill me.

Victor: Not as long as you are of use to me.

Jordan: Stop it. No more promises. No more hope. That’s the worst punishment of all.

Victor: Would you get on the floor and eat those brussels sprouts? I’ll get you another bottle of vodka.

Jordan: Victor! Victor! Come back here right now! Victor! Auntie, you can’t put that right in the dishwasher.

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Victoria: I am just relieved that jordan is out of our lives for good.

Claire: To wake up and not be afraid is the best feeling in the world. Next to being part of this family.

[ Knock on door ]

Victoria: Mom!

Nikki: Hi!

Victoria: You’re home!

Nikki: Oh, I’m so happy to see you, my darling.

Claire: Welcome back.

Nikki: It’s great to be home.

Victoria: Mom, we weren’t expecting you for a couple of weeks. Is everything all right?

Nikki: I didn’t break out from rehab, if that’s what you’re thinking. No, my counselors and the medical staff felt I had been doing so well that I could go home and continue my work from here.

Victoria: How do you feel?

Nikki: Great. I feel so strong. Although in the beginning, i didn’t know that I could do it. You know, the first few days, detox, were really rough, but failure is not an option when all you wanna do in the whole world is go home and be with your family. But once I committed to it, I got such a sense of freedom from the alcohol, from jordan, and a sense of excitement to get back to this wonderful life we live.

Victoria: Well, we are all feeling the excitement of a jordan-free world. We’re finally feeling safe again.

Claire: Grandpa must be beyond excited that you’re home.

Nikki: I haven’t seen him yet. Do you know where he is? I asked the staff, and they said he hasn’t left the ranch. He wasn’t at the main house or the stables. I just can’t wait to surprise him.

Cole: So how are we gonna get jordan out of that cage, get her into prison, without victor facing any charges?

Michael: The legal ramifications for him would be enormous if it were to get out that he kept jordan under private lock and key. Why does that man always have to play god? Even if we were able to secretly get jordan out, arrange for her to be arrested and put in prison, what’s to stop her from talking to anyone who would listen and telling them that she was incarcerated and tortured by victor?

Cole: Well, ’cause she is seeing rats and– and spiders that aren’t there. She– he barely even recognized me at first. And one other thing, you know, that along with her history, I doubt that anybody’s gonna believe a word that comes out of her mouth.

Michael: One could only hope.

Cole: Any ideas?

Michael: Victor’s stubborn. He would never listen to reason and agree to let us put jordan into a real prison. So, you and I have to do the dirty work. Get her out of that damn cage into a legitimate cell.

Cole: Without victor knowing.

Victor: Nikki, are you home?

Tucker: Ashley. Ashley. Talk to them. You’re safe here. Everyone in this room wants to help you.

Ashley: I don’t know what I can possibly say because I– I don’t– I don’t know. I– I assume that tucker’s telling the truth and… but I don’t remember having the conversation and I– I don’t remember seeking you out and I– I don’t remember having any wine.

Traci: Well, tell me what the last thing you do remember is.

Ashley: I’m afraid. I’m afraid to even ask you what day it is.

Tucker: Uh, for what it’s worth, I think this is… she’s herself right now.

Alan: Well, I would like, uh, to talk to ashley alone. If that’s all right with you, ashley.

Ashley: Yeah, I don’t know what’s happening. Can you help me?

Alan: I’m gonna do everything I can.

Ashley: Okay.

Jack: Thank you. She’s in good hands now.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: But tucker, thank you so much for being concerned about me and for knowing that I needed to be with my family.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Thank you.

Tucker: Take care. Hi, I’m eileen.

Jack: Is there anything you want to say that you couldn’t in front of tucker?

Ashley: I– I don’t remember anything, jack. How can I– how can I comment on something I don’t remember?

Jack: Okay, okay.

Ashley: I just have a lot of different pieces, and I don’t know. Nothing is coming together for me.

Traci: Okay, it’s okay. We’re just so grateful that you’re home and you’re safe and we can take care of you. Oh, my god, we were so worried.

Ashley: I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I hurt you. I’m so sorry. I know you just wanna take care of me. I know how much you love me.

Jack: That is never going to change.

Alan: How about we have that talk, uh, now, hm?

Ashley: Okay?

Traci: Okay. Jack, shall we…

Jack: Yeah.

Alan: Hey. So, you’ve been through a lot, huh? How you feeling?

Ashley: Really confused. And everything is kind of foggy. Well, let’s– let’s try to break it down. Do you remember a thing specific, uh, happening maybe with someone or…

Ms. Abbott: You’re weak. These people don’t wanna help you. They wanna control you. I wanna set you free. I’m the only one who can keep you safe.

Ashley: Just stop it! God.

Alan: You weren’t talking to me just then, were you?

Jack: Ashley is home. That is the first step.

Traci: Jack, she’s so frightened. I have never seen her so unsure of herself.

Jack: At least we have the ashley we think is the real ashley and she’s ready to get the help she needs.

Traci: I was– I was really afraid she was gonna take off and we would never see her again. And jack, we have tucker to thank for that.

Jack: No. I am not about to thank tucker mccall. He may have done the right thing this time, but as far as ashley’s issues are concerned, I’m not convinced he’s not to blame, at least in part. Every one of these events have involved his presence. No, that’s not just coincidence.

Traci: Okay, okay, I don’t know what to think.

Jack: As far as I’m concerned, she is better off if she never sees that man again.

Tucker: Thank you.

Ashley: I know what I have to do now.

Tucker: Which is?

Ashley: To protect myself. Oh, congratulations, ’cause your gaslighting was, you know, somewhat effective, because my– my own family is now doubting me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You got a lot of pain coming your way, buddy. You got so much pain coming at you. But don’t blame me. You look in the mirror. I ruined everything. And I deeply regret it. But it will never happen again.

Tucker: Hm. And I should just believe you.

Victoria: I don’t know where dad is. It seems like since you left, he’s been going for a lot of long walks.

Claire: He’s missed you so much. We all have.

Nikki: I’ve missed all of you as well. And now that I’m home, I feel like I never wanna leave again, at least not for a while. So, tell me everything. What have I missed?

Claire: Um… I’m finally ready to start horseback riding lessons. I’m pretty excited. Scared, but mostly excited.

Nikki: Ah, spoken like a true newman.

Victoria: I predict that she’s going to be a natural.

Nikki: Well, I wouldn’t expect any less.

Claire: I hope. And if it’s not too much to ask, maybe I could take some lessons from you too.

Nikki: I would love that.

Victoria: Wait until she makes you post around the arena for hours and hours.

Claire: Oh, should I be more afraid?

Nikki: No. No, we have nothing to be afraid of ever again. So, what else has been going on?

Victoria: Nothing, mom. I mean, all is well. I’m just really happy that you’re home.

Cole: Victor will explode when he finds out that we went behind his back.

Michael: We must be out of our minds. But I don’t see an alternative. We’ve gotta get jordan out of there. For victor’s sake.

Cole: Absolutely. That’s why I knew you were the right person for this.

Michael: Unfortunately, I’ve had a little too much experience with this type of vigilante justice and it never ends well. I don’t know what victor was thinking. Not that I don’t have sympathy, given the number of times the authorities have let jordan slip between their fingers,but it was an incredibly… ill-conceived move on victor’s part.

Cole: So, let’s put an end to it before anybody else gets hurt, including victor. After the hell that jordan has put this family through, no one else should suffer for what she set in motion.

Michael: So, all we have to do is get jordan into a real prison and keep victor out of an orange jumpsuit. The only question is how.

Cole: Well, I think I might have an idea. You didn’t live this strong,

Victoria: Mom, can I offer you some tea or something?

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Victoria, are you home?

Nikki: Well, hello.

Victor: Oh, my. Come here, my baby. Close the door. Let me look at you. My god, you’re beautiful. You look strong, you look rested. Come here. So, you didn’t leave that place too soon, did you?

Nikki: I couldn’t stay away another second. But I’ve made such good progress. My therapist recommended me for outpatient care. I mean, I still have a lot of work to do, but I’ve never felt stronger or more committed to my sobriety. And now that we are free of jordan forever, nothing can threaten my recovery. I love you.

Jordan: There’s gotta be some way to get out of here somehow. And I’m gonna find it. I’m gonna find it. And when I find it, I’m coming after you, victor newman, and your whole damn family.

Tucker: Hey, jean-jacques, mon ami. What’s happening, brother? Will I be attending any of the meetings this week with audra? Is audra in paris?

Traci: Ashley has come to this point before where she was willing to get help and then backed out at the last minute. But somehow, this time, jack, I really feel like it’s different.

Jack: Yeah, we can only hope that she’s ready to take the steps to make herself healthy again.

Traci: Yeah, that’s all I want for her. I think about when she finds out what she may be facing, if this is d-I-d, this is gonna be so overwhelming for her.

Jack: She’s always in control. That’s who she is. She thrives on it. To find out she’s not in control of her actions, her mind, I don’t know how she’s gonna cope with that.

Traci: I know, I know. She’s worked so hard to overcome mental health issues in the past. When she finds out that she may have to go back into some kind of a facility, this is gonna bring back all kinds of memories of fairview, and it’s gonna add to all the emotional baggage she’s already carrying around.

Jack: Wherever this leads her, she will have our love and support.

Traci: Of course, she will. And do you know what gives me hope, jack? That the ashley that came home today, that’s sitting in our house right now, that is our sister.

Jack: Oh, I pray to god you’re right.

Alan: Who were you talking to just now, ashley?

Ashley: I don’t know. Oh, god, could you please help me? I don’t know what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, I think we are dealing with several personas here.

Ashley: What does that mean, personas?

Alan: Have you ever heard of, uh, d-I-d, dissociative identity disorder?

Ashley: Yeah, I’ve heard of it.

Alan: Yeah, it’s rare, and it presents in a number of ways, but in this case, we’re looking at multiple, distinct personalities. Identities that can control your behavior, and usually this is the result of some kind of severe trauma.

Ashley: That can’t be what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, another symptom of d-I-d is memory loss, which you’ve admitted to. And your family, and tucker and I have seen you forget memories from your past from your own history. And we’ve all met these personalities that are very different from the ashley we all know.

Ashley: But you said it was because of trauma. I don’t like, I haven’t experienced any trauma. I mean, not recently. Not that it would’ve triggered something like this.

Alan: Unfortunately, I– i think you may be blocking it.

Ashley: When would this have happened?

Alan: Well, right now, looking at the timeline, we are thinking paris.

Ashley: The argument I had with tucker? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. It was upsetting, but it wasn’t anything that would’ve made this happen to me.

Alan: Well, there are ways of exploring this.

Ashley: No. No, you’re not gonna talk– you’re not talking about putting me away, are you? I won’t go. I won’t go.

Alan: Ashley, you need to be in a safe place where you can get good treatment. Now, I promise you, I will be there all the time, making sure you get the best of care. The important thing right now is to uncover the incident that caused this trauma, and once we have, we can begin to address it.

Ashley: How am I supposed to remember this? I mean, how– how do I remember this, whatever you think has happened to me?

Alan: Well, I’m thinking maybe you could come back to paris with me and we could explore these memories together, and hopefully, maybe, find the truth.

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