GH Transcript Friday, February 23, 2024

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Elizabeth? Hi. Thank you so much for arranging for danny to volunteer here at G.H. Oh, of course. We could always use the extra hands. Yeah, I thought it would be something good for him to do while he’s grounded, instead of being holed up at home. How are you doing with everything? Oh, you mean my teenage son sneaking out and getting drunk in the park? Yeah, that. I can’t believe this is happening already. Well, if it makes you feel any better, we tend to grow out of it.

[ Chuckles ] “We”? Former wild child, at your service. Oh, I know. Um, and you’re right. I just… [ Sighs ] What, are you worried there’s something deeper going on? Yeah. Um, I just really hope that I’m wrong. Fancy meeting you here.

[ Chuckles ] Hello. You picking up takeout? No, having dinner with my sons. Oh, how nice. And you? Hot date? Hardly. I actually, um, just had a meeting with a deception shareholder, and I’m about to go home. Join us. Oh, no. No, please. I — I don’t want to impose. Don’t be silly. We’ll be family soon enough. Dr. Navarro: Everything looks good. Really? You’re not just saying that? Doctors don’t just say that, moll. Growth measurements are right on target. All signs point to a healthy baby. Yay. We’re through the first trimester. That’s a major milestone. 80% of miscarriages happen before the 12th week of pregnancy, and you’re already at week 14. How are we feeling about knowing the sex? Do you want to find out? Yes.

[ Glass shatters ] You’re going over my head? I don’t want to, but I will if you keep obstructing my investigation. I mean, it’s almost as if you don’t want o’neill to tell us who’s been buying those guns. And now you’re questioning my integrity. Pcpd tech: Commissioner? Yeah? You’ll want to hear this. Put it on speaker. O’neill: Even in protective custody,

I’m vulnerable. Nowhere’s safe. Why so fearful? The feds don’t know who they’re up against. Cyrus: God will protect you if you have faith. At least allow me to share your burden. Who is this man whose threats are worse than a lifetime in prison?


Has danny been acting out in other ways? Maybe. I don’t — I don’t know, I don’t know what acting out normally or — or, like, what is normal teenage behavior? Hey, how’d it go? Fine. Fine? He was great when I asked him to help the other volunteers. Buddy, I’m proud of you. I was mostly in the mailroom. Can we go home now? Ye– uh, yeah. Where’s your coat? It’s probably on the fourth-floor lounge. Whatever. I’ll just get it tomorrow. No, not “whatever.” We’re just going from our car to the building. Danny, go get your coat. Thank you. Totally normal teenage behavior. For sure. So how’s it all going, living under the same roof? It’s great. Says the guy who doesn’t live there. Excuse me. I’m kidding. I’m kidding. It is great. It’s really great. Um, violet is over the moon having her grandpa there all the time. And the feeling is mutual. We built a pillow fort the other day. Oh, there better be evidence. But of course.

[ Chuckles ] Wow, that is impressive. We thought so. How many pillows do you have? Oh, more than I was aware of, apparently. Alright, let me see that. Yeah. You got a little fort envy? Wow. Maybe. When I was violet’s age, my thoughts tended to deteriorate into a pile of pillows. But, uh, this actually has some structure. You know, violet could maybe be an architect or an engineer one day — after her singing, dancing, and, uh, does she still want to be a circus performer? Is it a girl? It’s a girl, right? I heard that gender can affect the way that you carry. I think that’s just an old wives’ tale. Is it? Um, look, krissy. What? Something wrong? No. Um, well, tj and i discussed it, and we decided we don’t want to find out. We want the baby’s sex to be a surprise. Oh. Yes. Oh, no, of course. I’m — yeah, sorry, I just — I was caught up in the moment. That should 100% be — that should be your choice. It’s possible we’ll change our minds. Yes, yeah, um… but for now… yeah. The secret’s safe with me. Thank you. We would, however, love to hear the heartbeat. You got it. Okay.

[ Heart beating ]

[ Gasps ] Whoa. Oh, wow. It sounds like a horse galloping.

[ Chuckles ] Nice and strong. Just the way we like it. That’s our baby.

[ Chuckles ] Did you get anything out of selina’s guy? You were listening? Yeah. Clearly. You and selina left to talk to her guard, who I gather has some kind of loyalty problem. He gave up selina’s location in exchange for a quick payoff. And so she was ambushed like we were. So what did this traitor have to say for himself?

[ Sighs ] He didn’t say anything at first. Right. Let me guess. You found a way to convince him. He claims the guy coming after me calls himself stone. Cyrus: As a man of god, I can help. As a former inmate and sinner, I can understand. Better than talking to law enforcement. Yeah. Protective custody is going to be hell. They’ll be the only people I see. Well, take advantage of this moment while you have it. Tell me your story. This is it. Almost a year ago, I was contacted by a guy who told me — heather: Renault. You charlatan. Who you scamming now? Oh, damn it. Who’s that? Do not let this man fool you. Cyrus is not a man of god. He’s a good-for-nothing liar.


Coney island? Yeah. Coney island? You’re — you’re flying everyone in the wedding to coney island the night before? Yes, because that’s typically when the rehearsal dinner happens, the night before the wedding. Coney island? What’s wrong with it? Ask me at the reception when violet’s in the throes of a sugar crash. Oh, I think someone’s projecting here. I don’t think that someone is me. Oh, really? Mm-hmm. Because if memory serves, I took you to a state fair when you were 8 years old, where he discovered the magic of cotton candy. He had it everywhere. Your fingers, your hair, your eyebrows, even. Maybe that is me. That’s adorable. Yeah, it’s adorable. I’m so adorable. That is what people say about you. Yeah, alright, that’s enough. Alright, alright. Coney island.

[ Laughs ] Danny’s never been grounded before, but I’m thinking maybe that’s just because he’s never been caught. You think he’s sneaking out often? I don’t know. I have no idea. Maybe it’s just that danny’s gotten so quiet lately. And I know that happens with teenagers his age, but I don’t know. What if something’s actually wrong? Well, jason was a man of few words. Like father, like son? Danny reminds me more and more of jason every day. No, seriously, like, the way he frowns when he’s concentrating or something, and, like, the way he considers himself scout’s biggest protector. Oh, yeah, that’s very jason-like. It’s crazy. So, yeah, when danny says less than, like, 10 words to me in a day, I have to remind myself that jason wasn’t a big talker, either. But danny being quiet is just different somehow. Because he’s a kid. I knew if it was important enough, jason would eventually tell me. I just don’t think danny knows better. And while I want to hold him accountable for all the screw-ups, I don’t want danny to look at me like one of his enemies. Parenthood is quite the ride isn’t it? [ Chuckles ] What does dante say? Dante? Dante is wonderful and amazing and supportive. But you know how that goes. In the end, it’s my kid, my way. Yeah. Just… …I wish there were a rule book…

[ Chuckles ] …Or just someone to tell me what to do. You and me both. If you do decide you want to know the sex of the baby… you better hold on to this.

[ Chuckles ] Don’t trust yourself? Not even a little.

[ Both chuckle ] Thank you, dr. Navarro, for accommodating my schedule and seeing us tonight. No problem. Everything looks great with the pregnancy. Next appointment in four weeks? Yes. I’ll call your office. Good night. Good night, dr. Navarro. Thank you, too, for — for coming to the hospital this late. Yeah, tj really wanted to be here for the appointment. Of course. Everything okay? Yeah. Yeah, everything’s fantastic. Didn’t you hear dr. Navarro? Baby’s a rock star. And so is our surrogate.

[ Chuckles ] We were going to grab dinner if you want to join us. Yeah. No. Uh, I have plans, but thank you. Plans with blaze? I’m going to — I’ll call you tomorrow. Okay. Is it me, or… was that weird? It’s not you. A few cleansing breaths might help.

[ Chuckles ] Cleanse this. He told you that he leads a flock, right? Well, he led my little daughter to her death. That is not true, heather. The hell it isn’t! By the way, what are you doing here, renault, anyway? I thought that your sister, the mayor, got you out of here. Laura had nothing to do with my release. Yeah, right. Laura collins is your sister? Yeah, you might as well be talking to the mayor herself. She and her big brother keep no secrets. You don’t know anything about my relationship with laura. I know that my little girl came to you for help, and not only did you deny her, but you shared her every word with your sister. And now my little girl is dead. My daughter died because of you. What the hell happened?

[ Static ] Find out what happened to that audio.


honey, the teenage years are rough on everyone — us, them. Well, especially them. I just — I wish I knew what to do, but, elizabeth, you have three boys. Help.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, god. Um, honestly, I just — I try to meet each of them where they’re at. You know, the way I parent cameron is not how I operate with jake or aiden. A hard lesson learned, by the way. It’s like they all have their own language, and you — I just — I don’t know, you need to find a way to translate. That sounds simple. Yeah, I know. Sometimes a shared experience is a good way in, like, doing something you love or they love. Or if you can possibly find something the two of you love doing together, I find that it helps them open up. Thank you. That’s really good advice. Easier said than practiced, yeah. Right? Hey, you ready to go? Thanks for your help today. Same time tomorrow? Yeah, tomorrow. Okay. Yeah. Time to go back to lockup. Danny, our home is not a prison. Could’ve fooled me. Want to go somewhere else? You coming? Stone? As in stone cates memorial aids wing? I think someone’s trying to use stone’s memory to rattle me. Well, that is despicable. I never knew you cared so much. Well, happened to me. Do you remember? Esme and ryan. Esme used kiki’s memory to hurt me, to torture me on ryan’s orders. For what it’s worth, I’m glad that son of a bitch is dead. That makes two of us. You think, though, that maybe it would give me just a little — a little closure, right? Just a little piece. Nothing can give you that. Nothing. Thank you for everything you’re doing, tracy. To have you involved in the wedding planning, it means a lot to brook lynn and me. Tracy’s dedication is unparalleled. Even collecting rsvps personally. What? Uh, I dropped by, uh, invader to, um — lois wants a final headcount asap. But we just got the invitations back from the printer yesterday. I know, but you know lois. She’s — patience is not one of her virtues.

[ Chuckles ] Right. Well, don’t leave me in suspense. Are you coming to the wedding?

[ Chuckling ] Since I’m officiating, I thought it might be prudent to show up. And alexis has agreed to be my plus-one. Nice. That’s great, dad. Yeah, it is great. What about you, tracy? Who are you bringing to the wedding? It felt strange, didn’t it, kristina answering when dr. Navarro asked us if we wanted to find out the sex? Krissy knows that we are the ones making all of the decisions about the baby. I think she just blurted it out. You know, kristina being kristina. She’s all in with everything she does, and this pregnancy is no exception. I guess. Plus, she seemed totally cool when we said we didn’t want to find out. Yeah, but it’s like you don’t get to be cool. This has nothing to do with her. I know. And she knows. Or she’ll get there. Plus, I mean, it actually has a lot to do with her. I mean, let’s not forget, our baby is dependent on my sister for the next six months. Of course she’s invested in the life inside her. And isn’t that what we want? Hi. Hi. You had an O.B. Appointment tonight, right? Did everything go okay? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was good. Uh, the baby is growing appropriately, strong heartbeat — all good. Thank god. The look on your face made me think something had happened. All good. Then what is it? I mean, obviously, something’s wrong. I wouldn’t say “wrong.” Then pick another word? More like… …strange. Wait. If you go in there, you will blow cyrus’ cover. What cover? This operation has been cursed from the start. No saving it now. Anna, anna, that man is a false prophet. He’s a total fraud. Anna: Just stop. My daughter went to him for help, and he turned her away. Would you calm down? My daughter died because he wouldn’t help her. Don’t hurt her. Heather is a lost soul with a troubled mind. You’ll pay for betraying esme. Do you hear me? No. My daughter will not have died in vain. Enough. Guard, take o’neill back to his cell. Ow,you’re hurting me. No, no. Don’t — don’t hurt her. Please, just get her out of here. Don’t believe him. I know, I know. Out. Go in peace, my friend. You, out of here. No. Ow! You’re hurting my — ow, my hand! Ah! What the hell was that?


You should’ve heard it. I mean, when that heartbeat filled the room, it was like — magic. Yes. Magic. And it was so real. It was more real than anything has felt so far. I mean, there’s — there’s a baby in there. Yes, kristina. That’s what happens when you become pregnant. No, I know, of course. And, obviously, the pregnancy test was proof, and morning sickness was definitely proof, but… …seeing and hearing that little blob — I get it. Or I think I do. I just can’t wait to see who this little person becomes. So what’s the issue? What do you mean? Well, everything you’re saying sounds so positive, but you said that things felt strange. At the appointment, uh, dr. Navarro asked if we wanted to know the sex, and I just immediately, without hesitation, said yes, and I wasn’t even thinking about it. Just came out of my mouth. And molly and tj said no. Being them, they had discussedit ahead of time, of course, and as they should, right? They’re the parents. It’s just… strange. It’s just… I feel bad saying this, but, like, in that moment I felt like the baby was mine. And I know that it’s not. I know that it’s 100% tj and molly’S. Kristina. I get that. Right now, today, that baby is a part of your body. Of course you would think of it as yours. Yeah. Tj: You’re right. Of course, we want krissy to care about our baby. And, remember, that’s her little niece or nephew in there. I’m sure if I were the one pregnant, she’d still be at every appointment demanding to find out the sex. Good point. Good point. Yeah. This is new for all of us. And, you know, like they say, three can be a crowd. Don’t you mean four? Four. We’ll find a way through this — together. Any second thoughts? Second? Try third, fourth, fifth. I am resisting every type a urge not to know and plan everything accordingly, but, you know, we’re not really the “pink or blue” type of people anyway. Yeah, our son or daughter is going to be whoever they want to be. But the “ours” part — that’s nonnegotiable. Dad used to come here. Yeah, it was his place to think. Makes sense. Yeah. Quiet. No traffic, no people. And that’s why he liked it. That’s why I like it, too. Yeah. It’s cool. Mom… …why’d you bring me here? Well, because I feel closer to your dad here, and I thought that maybe you would feel closer to him here, too. You know , your dad was goingto teach you how to ride.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I remember. 16 isn’t that far away. But it’s not the same as learning from your dad. No, it’s not. You’d think, after all these years, I’d have a better handle on my grief. And normally I do, I guess, but losing spencer just brought it all back up to the surface. You’ve been thinking a lot about kiki? Constantly. I understand. I mean, this — this — spencer’s death just blew everything up. You know what I mean? For all of us. And now I got this — this faceless enemy who’s using stone’s name. It’s just — it’s just… stone was very important to you, wasn’t he? Well, you know what? He represents all the people… …who I couldn’t save. Sonny, you can’t be responsible for everybody. It’s not possible. That’s not how I feel. My mother, lily, courtney, morgan. I couldn’t do anything for any of them. You really blame yourself? How could I not? What do you mean, “what was that?” Weren’t you listening? You mic went out after heather showed up. Aw, it — it must’ve got knocked loose during our struggle. Heather really doesn’t like you, does she? You must be agent cates. This whole thing is a colossal waste of time. On the contrary. Why? What do you mean? My talk with mr. O’neill was very enlightening.


Wow. Was it something you said? Finn is checking in with violet, and chase is in the restroom. You know, it wasn’t lost on me, what you did there. What I did where? Getting up to powder your nose when finn inquired as to your date for the wedding. I used the restroom. Can I ask you something? As long as it has nothing to do with my plus-one. Did you really stop by

the invader to confirm my rsvp? Lois wasn’t sure if you were bringing somebody to the wedding. Shouldn’t be surprised. You have experienced her…enthusiasm firsthand. I know. I-I just [Sighs] Got the feeling that you were there to say something else. If I was, it slipped my mind. Okay. Guess it wasn’t important, then. Guess not. Danny, you can talk to me about your dad at any time. You know that, right? Feels…weird sometimes. Why? Because of dante? Okay, listen to me. Yes, dante loves you, but in no way would he ever try to replace jason, nor would he want you to avoid the subject of your dad. I’ve been missing dad a lot lately. More than usual. You want to tell me about it? You know my friend wyatt? Yeah. His dad came home last month after serving two years overseas. Wow. Wyatt must be really happy. He is, and I’m happy for him. We used to talk about our dads all the time. And how you miss them. And now wyatt’s dad’s back. And is it terrible I kind of wish he wasn’t? No. No, danny, not at all. I-I think it’s normal that you would have somebody to relate to and that’s comforting, and not having that can be sad. But, hey, you can talk to me. I’m — I’m — danny. Mom, I’m good. Want to do everything I can to find out whoever’s threatening my family. And selina wu is willing to work with you. We’re going to use her guard, uh, to lay a trap to who — you know, whoever’s gunning for me. He’s going to tell stone’s guy that we’re setting up this secret meeting. You and selina. Right. In some — in some isolated location, where it’s easy to ambush. Re ally, though, it’s a trapfor stone’s gunmen. I’m going to find the leak in my organization… …and I’m going to destroy it. And then I’m going to go after stone. You’ve suffered some betrayal recently, haven’t you? Yes, I have. Yeah, yeah. Carly. Michael. Nina. Michael? I thought that you and michael reconciled. I thought so, too, but it was all lie. Mm. Well, maybe… maybe, in their own way… they thought they were helping you. By going behind my back? Unh-unh. I can’t trust them. I can’t trust anyone. Well, what you can’t do is go through life alone. So if you really think that you don’t have anybody else, then… …you have me. You? Yeah. Me. Who would’ve guessed?

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. For what? For letting me process all my feelings without judging me. This is all really confusing. But one thing I know with absolute certainty — this baby is tj and molly’s, and that’s what matters. You’re amazing. I’m really not. Yes, you are. Being a surrogate is an act of love, and you love that little baby inside you, nurturing him or her for your sister and tj. Yeah, but that’s exactly it. That is exactly the thing. I love this baby for them. No, no, no, for all of you. It’s your family, too, kristina. Yeah. It’s my niece or nephew. Look at me. Everything you’re feeling… …is not only normal but healthy.

[ Breathes deeply ] You always know what to say.

[ Chuckles ] For some reason, it comes easy with you. I see you, kristina… …and what I see takes my breath away. You got useful information out of o’neill?

[ Sighs ] How? The woman busted in, and all hell broke loose. True. But after the guards pulled her off, heather conveniently kept them occupied, giving o’neill and me a chance to continue our conversation. Why would he tell you anything? Especially after he found out the mayor’s your sister? Well, that was a setback, to be sure, but, ultimately, the — the man wants to unburden his soul. You threatened him? I appealed to his better self. Enough with the semantics. Did o’neill tell you who’s behind the mob hits or not?


Stay with me. Don’t go. I could spend every morning laying right here next to you I fell without warning now there’s nothing I can do I dream about you and the times that we’ll have and I just wanted you to know that I think it might be love and I’ll never get enough I can’t imagine going on without you so don’t ever leave my side it might be love and I’ll never get enough I can’t imagine going on without you so don’t ever leave my side it might be love and I just can’t get enough it’s so right, it might be love good night, you guys. Good night. First trimester’s over. Mm-hmm. Our baby is healthy. You know what this means? We don’t have to keep it a secret anymore. We can tell the whole world we’re going to be parents. Should I announce it over the P.A. System? Should I? Tj ashford, don’t you dare. Just a quick, little update. We are — fine, fine, fine. Come here.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. Thank you. You have given me everything I’ve ever wanted. I love you so much. Not even close to how much I love you. Thank you so much for dinner. You did not have to do that. Yes, I did. I invited you as my guest. Yeah. Thanks, dad. Uh, is yuri driving you home? Uh, actually not. It’s his night off. I’m taking a rideshare. No, I’ll drop you on my way home.

[ Chuckles ] I am not on your way home, but thank you. I’m capable of taking care of it myself. Just because you are doesn’t mean you must. And brook lynn would kill me if I didn’t get you home safe. Okay. Thank you. Wow, thought that was going to end in an arm wrestle. Next time.[ Chuckles ] Thank you. This, uh… this really was fun. It really was. O’neill was much too terrified to give up a name… well, that’s too bad. I told you. No, no no, wait. Don’t go. …But he said something quite provocative. O’neill is terrified of the man who, pardon the pun, is gunning for the mobsters. He’s convinced this person can get to him in here, despite the protective custody. That’s typical snitch behavior. He said that this man is untouchable because he’s a ghost, literally. Explain that. According to o’neill, the person you’re so desperate to find does not exist because he’s dead. I know we haven’t talked about your dad too much, so it might seem a little strange to start now. Yeah, it’s not that. Then what is it? You and uncle drew were so sad when dad died, and I didn’t want to add to that. I-I wanted to be strong for you. Danny, there is no burden too big that I will not help you carry, no matter how tall you get, and you can talk to me about your father any time. Okay. What do you say we go? Does this mean I can get my phone back?

[ Laughs ] No, not a chance. Tough life, I know, kid. You know, if you look up the word “brooding” in a dictionary, this is the picture you’d see. Everything changes. That’s a fact. Just when you think you’re getting close to someone, you’re not. The only person you can really trust… …is yourself. Not avery. She has us. Always. You got me there. Good night, sonny. Good night.

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Carly: Why did you threaten to blackball writers and photographers if they worked with nina on her new magazine? Nina tried to ruin both of our lives. The least I could do is return the favor. But we’ve already gotten our revenge. You fired nina, and you hired me as editor in chief of crimson magazine. You know it’s killing her to see me take her place! Yeah, until she bounced back as the editor of a new magazine. I had to shut her down. Why?! Why take the bait?! What is the benefit of one-upping nina? We already have everything that we want. Our happiness and our success is the best revenge. Why can’t you just ignore nina? Cody. What are you doing here? I thought you had to work at the quartermaines’ tonight. Ah, yeah, my plans changed. I mean, I would have let you know, but you said that you were staying in to watch a movie. Yeah, well, maxie and i had to blow off some steam after the day we had at work. A latte at the haven bistro wasn’t cutting it, so we decided to come here for a drink or two. Well, it looks like we had the same idea. What a fortuitous happenstance. Maxie: My mom took the kids for dinner and ice cream, so I thought I would take advantage of the free night and let loose a little bit. Well, this is perfect timing. You guys should join us. Uh, we would, but spinelli was just about to bail on me. What?! No! We just got here! Hey. Stay a little bit. We all had so much fun together at the hatchet range. I feel like we should keep that going. Maxie and I could both really use it. Definitely. Please stay. Slumber can wait. Good! Alright. Now that we’re all on the same page, ladies, you two need drinks. Sasha, would you mind helping me? Sure. Alright. Okay. I got maxie here like you asked. What tricks do you have up your sleeve? Dante: Alright, while we’re getting you mic’d up, why don’t we, uh, go over the plan one more time? Alright. So, you’re at pentonville to preach a sermon as a volunteer chaplain, okay? So, the arms dealer that we’re interested in, phillip o’neill, he is in protective custody, but we’ve made a deal with his guards to attend the sermon. So you’re gonna strike up a conversation with him. Wait, wait. I-I thought time was of the essence here. I’ve already agreed to your plan. Why are you talking to me like I’m an idiot? Eh, I don’t know. I think that it’s because you like to exploit loopholes, and I don’t want you to weasel out of what we’ve already agreed to. So while I may have made a deal with the devil, cyrus, I refuse to be damned. Sonny: I thought I was supposed to come here and question your guard who betrayed you, not take a scenic tour around the property. With everything that’s gone on recently, I prefer to be surrounded by security. And that’s easier on my estate. But don’t worry. Your patience is about to be rewarded. How so? I don’t imagine you care about my gardening. But I do all my best work here.


Even a day after we agreedto not engage with nina, she tried to sabotage your first issue as crimson’s editor in chief. Am I supposed to let her get away with that?! No. You’re supposed to have faith in me. Because I handled it. That magazine made it to the printer on time, despite nina’s dirty trick. That’s a testament to how good you are already at your job. It doesn’t excuse her from her behavior like… you want her out of our lives, but nina has made it very clear that she is not gonna disappear, no matter how badly we want that. So what?! Let her play her games! The only thing nina wants is a reaction from us. And the best way to fight her is to not give her that reaction. You don’t really believe that, do you, carly? I mean, she was in your office right here. She was gloating about her next strategy, how to take us down. I — doesn’t that infuriate you?! Yes, it infuriates me! It took everything in me not to smack her. But I know — and I have learned — that every time I stoop to nina’s level, it only causes more conflict. And come on. Sonny’s dumped her. Michael and willow don’t want her anywhere near them or their children. Nina is almost disconnected from everyone in my life — except you, apparently. She’s got a near-bottomless bank account. She’s got nothing else to lose. That is a dangerous combination. I did what I did to try to get her out of our lives quicker and to minimize the damage that she can cause in the meantime. You just want to humiliate her. That, too. Well, at least let me reassure you that I know what I’m doing today. After my sermon, mr. O’neill’s guards will delay returning him to his cell, allowing me the opportunity to enlighten him as to the healing power of confession and how it frees the soul. Okay. That’s a good start. But the goal is to get him to give up the name of whoever it is that he sold the wsb stolen cache of guns to. Y-you do realize that you’re asking me to betray my values and my sacred duties as a man of the cloth. Alright. You might want to dial it back just a little bit. I mean, you’re not even ordained yet, right? You know, there are people here at pentonville who actually see me as a chaplain, with all the responsibilities that that entails. Alright, so you believe that we all get closer to god by admitting our sins, right? I do. Okay. So that’s exactly what you’re doing for o’neill. You know, regardless of the motives, you are giving him an opportunity to change and to become a better person. That’s right. Look. O’neill isn’t talking to us. He’s not getting a plea deal or anything like that. He’s going away for a long time. We got him dead to rights on illegal weapons trafficking charges, okay? So nothing that we do today, the information that we will be getting, will not cause any more trouble for him. And this may help others. Oh, yeah. So much. Oh! 100%. I mean, he’s gonna be putting less people in harm’s way — innocent people like curtis ashford, who may never walk again because of the guns that o’neill sold. I mean, this will help a lot of innocent people, this confession we’re gonna get. The lord does work in mysterious ways. Mm-hmm. He does. Yeah. Okay. Uh, it’s time. You ready? I am. I just hope that my lord and my police commissioner remember my sacrifice. Curtis ashford’s warning that I might be targeted for assassination came just in the nick of time. How so?Between curtis’ information and the failed attack on me, I realized that I’m in greater danger than I thought. Well, that’s been made clear to us already. I immediately started asking questions and — wouldn’t you know — discovered that li here had just bought a new car, a luxury vehicle. I dug a little deeper and learned that he’d recently come into quite a large and unexplained sum of money. After some convincing…

[ Grunts ] …Li admitted that he’d made a deal to share my whereabouts, putting me in a very vulnerable position. My loyal men also recovered a gun that was in li’s possession. You don’t say. My people examined it closely. No serial number. But there was a marking on it. Let me guess. It’s another one of the missing guns that was stolen from the wsb. I will take that as a “yes”! You’ve been working for the people who took a shot at me… twice!


Okay, so, spinelli used to sing karaoke to maxie back when they were dating, so I figure what better way for them to remember their history than for him to serenade her again? Alright. That makes sense! Yep. You want to remind them of all the good times they had together as a couple. Smart. I’m impressed. Tracy is out of control. She’s trying to make all the decisions at deception. She thinks she knows better than me or brook lynn or anyone else who works there. You know she even suggested that I quit and go back to crimson? Not that I would ever do that. I’m completely committed to deception. Also, I just — I can’t give tracy that satisfaction. That’s — that’s egregious! I mean, without you, deception would crumble faster than if thanos snapped it out of existence. Thank you. You know, I-I am working really hard to make deception successful so we all benefit. Tracy’s just not making it easy. Here you go. Remember to put your song choices in early. Thank you. They have karaoke here now? Evidently, kristina just started it. Karaoke can’t help but remind me of our non-wedding.

[ Laughs ] Remember? How could I forget? I hope getting maxie and spinelli together here tonight works… without betraying girl code or telling you anything we’ve talked about. Yeah, yeah. No. I-I would never disclose the conversations spinelli and I have had, either. Right. No, no. We’re keeping our friends’ confidences. Yes. But we can have eyes. We do have eyes. Ah, I just keep my fingers crossed that a night of karaoke with spinelli will give maxie the clarity she needs on her feelings for him. Once the music starts, who knows what’ll happen.

[ Sighs ] I don’t want to fight with you. I really don’T. But I’m not gonna apologize for wanting justice for what nina did to me. And I thought you would actually back me up on this. I mean, you normally are the first person to want to get even with somebody that wrongs you. You’re right. Payback has been my go-to reaction for most of my life. If someone hurt me, I was gonna hurt ’em back twice as bad. But most of the time, that reaction has caused more conflict. And, drew… life is short. I mean, losing my mom so unexpectedly, I mean, that just brings it home all over again. And I am happy now. I’m so happy with you. We have such a great life. Isn’t that enough? I thought it would be. And it would have been… if I didn’t find out who turned us in to the sec. But I know. And I can’t pretend like it doesn’t affect me.

[ Sighs ] I-I just came back from pentonville… with so much rage. I mean, do you have any idea what that feels like to be — to be beaten within an inch of your life? I was lying on the floor of that shower, and I was in so much pain, I wished I was dead, but I was praying for somebody to come and save me. I’m so sorry that that happened to you. It was horrible. And then I was freed, and I had nothing to do with that anger. I had nowhere to direct it. I didn’t have anybody to blame… until I found out who sent me there. Oh, god. Seeing nina. It must be so hard every time. And every time I do, I feel the rage boiling inside of me. I think about how much time I lost with scout when I was in prison. I think about getting beaten and the pain and the recovery. So, yeah, sometimes I do feel like I’d like her to feel a little bit of that humiliation as payback. That’s true. Okay. I’m not asking you to forgive nina. I would never ask you to forgive her. But this anger, drew… it scares me. I-I mean, you — you haven’t been the same since you went to prison. I went to prison for… you can finish that sentence. You went to prison for me. I’m done playing games here. Tell me who hired you! Unfortunately, li seems to be quite loyal to his other employer. We haven’t been able to get a name out of him yet. Perhaps you can get him to be a little more forthcoming. Sonny can be

very persuasive. You’re working for people who are trying to have me killed. People who have put my family and people I care about in the crossfire of an assassin’s bullet. Whoever did this is gonna pay.

[ Grunts ] Hey! I usually have people that do this sort of business, but since your friends took a shot at me while my little girl was nearby… I need a more personal touch. Whoever did this is gonna suffer, I promise you that. And whoever’s helping them… is gonna suffer. Unless you give me a compelling reason… to spare you!


you’re gonna sing yet? Uh, no, no, no. Not me. Spinelli is the singer. Spinelli: Oh. Oh. I disagree. Um, I got to grab something. I got to check something out. I’ll be right back. Okay? Well, look, if you’re not gonna grace us with the dulcet tones of your voice, then I’m not gonna sing, either. What?! You can’t sit out just because of me. I know how much you love karaoke. I do. Okay, everyone. We’re gonna get started! So drink some liquid courage if you need it. And get ready for some great tunes. Your first singers tonight are cody bell and sasha gilmore! Whoo!

[ Applause ] Get up there, sasha! Don’t let me down. I hope you know what you’re doing. You trust me. Come on. I — you have never heard my less-than-stellar singing voice. You’ve never heard mine.

[ Up-tempo music plays ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

When I’m feeling down together:  Or when I’m feeling blue I know that I can call I can count on you

[ Laughs ]

Be so strange and unpredictable through thick and thin forever we’ll be friends ’cause you oh, you give me strength to push on through it’s true so true I will always stand by you stand by you alright. You… you, you stand by you you, ooh, ooh, you, ooh, ooh stand by you I know we haven’t seen each other in a while no distance can keep us apart you’ve been so loyal from the start only you can say the words that make me laugh until I cry there’s not a thing that I would change I love just how we are ’cause you oh, you give me strength to push on through it’s true so true I will always stand by you stand by you, ooh, ooh you, ooh, ooh stand by you you, ooh, ooh, you, ooh, ooh stand by you ooh you, ooh stand by you, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh stand by you

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thanks… cyrus: When we confess our sins, we’re not punished, but rather rewarded for having the courage to bare our souls. With penance and absolution, our conscience is freed, and we’re able to step forward with a clear heart. I don’t see your lips moving… so I guess you’ve made your choice. What do you want? A description of the man who hired you to betray selina… and his name. He didn’t give me his name. Said it was better I didn’t know. Then I guess you’re out of luck. No! Listen to me. That man doesn’t matter anyway. He was just a go-between, working for who’s really in charge. That’s convenient, isn’t it? Hm! And you’re telling us you never met his boss? No. Never. Really? So let me guess. He never gave you his boss’s name. He didn’t trust me enough. Come on! But I overheard one of his phone calls. His boss goes by the name “stone.”


I can’t believe I justsang in front of people! I know. You really got into it. I know! I never thought I would like doing anything like that in front of a crowd, but it was so much fun performing with cody. I’m not surprised you had such a great time. You two make a good team. Looks like you’re having fun. Aren’t you glad you stayed? The night has been illuminating. Uh-huh. It seems like maxie’s enjoying herself, too. Maybe you can convince her to sing a duet with you after all. I know what you’re doing. Having a fun night out with my friends? Trying to get maximista and i to spend as much time together in the hopes that it will lead to something, but I’ve already told you I have no intention of pursuing my… unrequited feelings for her. Okay, well, what if it isn’t unrequited? What if she feels exactly the same way you do? What is wrong with you? Please stop. Let this go. I — alright. I-I’m just trying to help out. I didn’t ask for your help. A-and this is none of your business. Why do you care so much anyway? I just want you to be happy, man. Okay. Alright. Maybe I feel bad about how I treated you when I first came to town, too. Oh, when you were blackmailing me? I know. I know. I’m trying to be a better person. I feel like I owe you one. Well, then I release you from that debt. Okay, but that’s not the only reason. I mean, I care about maxie and her family. They mean a lot to me. And I see how much she likes you. I just want her to be happy. Yeah, that’s a touching tale, but you’re not that altruistic. You know what I think? I think you realize the longer you spend playing cupid with maxie and I, the more time you can spend with sasha. I mean, look, sasha is smart and fun. I’m not gonna deny that I like spending time with her, but… that’s not the reason I want you and maxie to get together. Tell yourself whatever you want. Just butt out of my love life. Fine. Okay, well, now that we have that settled… um, you know, I think I’m gonna actually head out. No, no, no, no, no. Wait. Wait a second. Where do you think you’re going? You’re not gonna sneak out before you sing, are you? I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that. I don’t feel like I went to prison for you. You did. You paid for my crime… by losing time with your family. And you almost died. And my life, basically, I don’t know, stay the same. I made a choice to cop a plea to protect you, yeah. I don’t regret that for a second. I would do the same thing in a heartbeat because I love you. I love you, too. That’s all that matters. Is it? I’m not so sure anymore. What does that mean? I understand… your desire for revenge against nina. I mean, if I had to go to pentonville and I found out it was because of her, I would feel the same way. I would want to kill her. Oh, nice to hear you acknowledge that. And I know that my situation was very different. I didn’t have it as bad. I lost some money and a business. And I want you to know that I really do understand and truly, truly appreciate your sacrifice. I know you do. But I can’t move on with my life unless nina is behind me. I don’t want to think about her anymore, I don’t want to argue with her anymore, and I don’t want to try and hurt her anymore because it always comes back to bite me. Nina suffers, but I suffer. And I don’t want to do that to myself anymore. I don’t want you to do that anymore. But I can’t make you feel the way I feel. It’s obvious that we’re not on the same page about nina. But we can just keep talking. We c-can figure things out as we move forward, how to deal with her. Drew! I want nina out of my life completely. And I don’t know if you can do that. I don’t know if you want to do that. I understand. And I want you to know that I — that I hear where you’re coming from. But I’m not just a passenger along for the ride in your life. I’m in this relationship just as much as you are and I get just as much say in how to handle nina as you do. Hello. I’m cyrus, the honorary chaplain here at pentonville. Phillip o’neill. I hadn’t seen you at any of our services. Wanted to introduce myself and, uh, see if there was anything I could do for you. I appreciate that. I think I’m good. I just only recently become incarcerated here. Well, I’m sorry you find yourself behind bars. As a former inmate, I know how disconcerting that can be. I didn’t realize a former felon could be a chaplain. Well, my journey has been an enlightening one. I, uh, spent years making all the wrong choices, and finally I allowed myself to listen to what god had been trying to tell me all along — that I was not beyond saving… if only I would trust in him to guide me. And now that I’ve been given a chance at redemption myself, I try to pay it forward by helping other lost souls. That’s quite a transformation. Yeah. Thank you for sharing. Well, it turns out this is my calling, helping others find a way forward when all seems lost. I can see something’s troubling you, brother. Maybe I can help. From your reaction, I gather that name means something to you. Yeah. Uh, it was somebody that I knew a long time ago. Very important to me. He’s gone now. Then it can’t be the same person who’s targeting us. But that name is also very important to somebody else that just arrived in port charles. I’m disappointed in you, anna. I thought we’d come to an understanding. Yeah. So did I. I don’t think I’m violating that in any way. If you will excuse me, my detective and i are in the middle of an operation. One that was never cleared by me. Imagine my surprise when I’m informed that phillip o’neill is not available for questioning tonight because he’s at a religious service. On your orders. Yes. Well, I stand by my decision. And may I remind you that this is my jurisdiction and o’neill is a possible witness. So I am at liberty to conduct my investigation any way I choose! You are not at liberty to keep the fbi in the dark, which is why I’m shutting this operation down!


to stop the attackson these mob figures. Yeah, I get that we all have a vested interest in solving this case, but it’s your methods I have a problem with. You’re trying to get my witness under a wire and extract information without looping me in. I can’t allow that. Oh, so you want to tank the entire investigation because your pride’s hurt? I have been working on this case for months. I have put everything into it. So I am not going to allow you to blow the whole thing because you got a bias toward sonny corinthos. O-kay! And there it is. That’s it, right? This whole vendetta you have against my father? Okay. Sonny has been targeted twice. It’s not a bias to try to find out who’s responsible. It’s literally our job. And o’neill is the best lead that both of our cases has. And the federal prosecutor couldn’t convince him to talk, so I have taken matters into my own hands. By acting without authority and going behind my back? Okay, but this could work! Why are you so ready to shut it down?! Stone was a kid I took in back in the ’90s. He was very, very important to me. He had a brother named john. After stone died, john had a son, named him stone in memory of his brother. John is a fed. I see. We never got along. I mean, matter of fact, he hated my guts. The only thing we had in common was stone. And after stone died, I… I hadn’t seen john in years until recently. And he still has it in for me. John is the agent investigating all the attacks on organized-crime figures. That seems like suspiciously convenient timing. Yeah. I feel the same way. So if whoever’s coming after us is named stone, that can’t just be a coincidence. It does raise a lot of pressing questions. And I want to get the answers. Damian spinelli, you are up! Go for it, buddy. Now’s your time to shine! Maxie: What are you waiting for? Get up there! You can do it, spinelli! We believe in you! Spinelli! Whoo!

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Soft ballad plays ] There’s something in the air tonight makes me want to run there’s something in the smiles tonight makes me feel alone just when I start to come undone they way I often do all of the lights just fade away and it all comes down to you it all comes down to you sometimes the world’s too much for me I think I’m gonna drown but you make me come alive whenever you’re around just when I start to come undone the way I often do all of the lights just fade away and it all comes down to you it all comes down to you it all comes down to you

[ Song ends ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Whistles ]


[ Applause ] Should we? Yeah, definitely. Hey. It’s so hot in here. We’re gonna go get some fresh air. I don’t mean to make you feel that it’s my way or no way. You’re completely justified in wanting nina to pay for what she did to you. But not if it’s turning you into someone that the people you love don’t recognize. If nina accomplishes that, then she wins. Mnh. That’s the last thing that I want. I know. And I hate that this is where we are. When we talked about me taking the job at crimson, my condition was that it would end your war with nina. And you agreed. So consider this my first and last issue.

[ Door closes ] That was a beautiful song. Maybe should have gone with more of an up-tempo, you know, more of a crowd-pleaser. No, no. The slow song was perfect. It, uh, reminded me of how you’ve been singing “lullaby and good night” to bailey lu every night for the last two months. Two months. Wow. Time flies when you’re crashing in someone else’s abode.

[ Chuckles ] You’re not getting tired of that bedtime song? No. No. Never. I love hearing you sing to her. Almost as much as I love having you at the house and seeing you with the kids every day. They adore you. And we’re happy to have you. You’re the one who’s not been able to be in your own space for so long. Yeah. Repairs have progressed slower than expected.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t mind. If it didn’t mean your apartment would look like a scene from “avatar: The way of water,” I would say you should never leave. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to — no, no, no, no. Don’t take it back. I feel the same way. Living together the last couple months just — just felt so right. For me, too. You know there’s nothing I-I wouldn’t do for you. I’m here for what– whatever you need. Spinelli… when my life was falling apart, you were always there for me. I know I can count on you. Always. I mean, you’re — you’re one of my closest friends. You know, I actually… …consider you more than a friend. How so? This was fun. I’m really glad we did this. Me too. And I have to admit, as much as you always say that you regret your past, it’s really fun watching you scheme for a good cause. You’re very good at it. Well, it’s easy when you have a great accomplice. I have to go. Oh! Hey! I’ll see you at work tomorrow. We have to go! Okay. Bye. I told you everything you wanted to know! It’s not enough! But it’s all I have! You know everything I do! I swear! Please. Then you got one shot… to save your life. I’ll do anything. Anything? So, tell me what’s weighing you down, my son, that we might pray on it together and find you some peace. I’m worried about my safety. I haven’t slept in days, and I feel like there’s so many people in here out to get me. I just… after all the things I’ve done and… people I’m mixed up with… well, your past doesn’t need to define you. You can move forward in your life. It begins by telling the truth. So give yourself a chance, man. Tell me everything. I am lead agent on this case. I don’t have to explain my actions to you. I answer to a higher authority. I want us to work together. I am not the enemy here. My daughter thinks the world of you, and that is worth something to me. Personally, I don’t have a problem with you. Professionally? That’s a different story. You are standing in the way of me tracking down a large shipment of stolen guns and possibly stopping whoever’s murdering mob bosses from consolidating their power! This ends now, anna! Yeah, something just doesn’t feel right about this. I mean, it almost feels like y-you’re having a personal issue with anna or something. That’s a big accusation with no proof. I’ve got proof! We’ve come this far. I can’t believe you want to stop us from questioning this witness. Neither can I. Something else is going on here. You know, if you force me to shut down this operation, then my hands are tied. I’m gonna go to your supervisor and tell them that you’re not fit to investigate this case. So what’s it gonna be? It’s your choice.

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Maxie: Oh, my god. This is fantastic. Wow. Is it just me, or is it — even more gorgeous than the mock-up? Website traffic and social media mentions are spiking. If this continues, we’re in for one hell of a quarter. I got to say, brook lynn, congratulations. Well, thank you to all of us. No, I mean to you and all the work you did with carly to make this happen. Well, that’s why I’m here. Not to make this weird, but seeing you so invested in deception again, I have to wonder, are you reconsidering your plan to hand the company over to me? Absolutely not. The first moment it is possible, deception will be yours again, just as it should be.

[ Voice breaking ] Okay, I know it’s hard to tell because our waterproof mascara and eyeliner is just that fantastic, but I’m literally tearing up right now.

[ Chuckles ] So, what’s going on here? It’s like ever since I saw spencer go into the water, I’ve been, like, walking through a fog. And it’s like the world doesn’t have meaning anymore. And… everything that was important to me has lost its value. I hear you. But not everything has lost its value. I mean, what about art? What about your family and your friends? I mean, I-I love you all, but it’s more like something I remember feeling, you know? Yeah. I do know. I think I felt pretty similar after oscar passed. That is how I know you will get through this. Well, what makes you so sure? Because you’re you. And because I say so.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] We’re both going through it when it comes to spencer. I just can’t believe that he’s gone. Well, he’s not the only one. What about dex? I just want to thank you again, spinelli, for going through this entire ruse, moving in with maxie and paying rent to help keep her afloat so she can sort out her finances. It’s meant a lot. I was only too happy to help.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I’m sure giving up your personal space has been a huge sacrifice. Which is why I am happy to report, fingers crossed, that your pipes might soon be fixed. My — my pipes were never broken. That was all part of the — oh. Oh, you’re — you’re saying that — I-I see. Yes.

[ Both chuckle ] Maxie’s almost back on her feet. So I was thinking that it might be time to put an end to our little “deception.” As it were. So you can finally pick up stakes and move back home. Won’t that be great? Yeah. Great. Lucy: Look at you two. Mm, thick as thieves. You know, it forces me to wonder, maxie, what inspired you to get so, so cozy with the resident rat? It’s nothing, lucy. We were just excited about the spread. Oh, okay. Well, I’m — I’m actually excited. I love it. It’s excellent, and it’s better than I imagined. And, you know, I do have a very vivid imagination. Clearly. Uh –sasha: I have to give it up for our team. The copy, the placement… this entire ad campaign looks fantastic! Well, you know what they say about appearances. We all have been deceived, and someone is going to be held accountable. The social media reports came in, and the online engagement about our coverage has been on a steady rise. So hopefully those numbers will impress our new management.

[ Gregory chuckles ] Nina: Me? Satisfied? Never. Look what you did! She’s a beauty, just like her editor. What’s the matter? Don’t you want to celebrate your first issue of crimson? Carly: I wish I could. But right now, I can only think about one thing.

[ Door opens ] Sonny. Hi. I did not think you’d be here. I’m just going to pick up something for the gallery. I’ll stay out of your hair. Sonny: Ava? You can’t avoid me forever. Well, I can try.

[ Chuckles ] Ava… we need to talk about your sister.

[ Alarm ringing ]


Let’s do this. Believe me, I am so proud of that magazine. I mean, I’ve never done anything like that before. And I know that I should be out there thanking my staff for all their hard work, but, um… …this happened. Olivia jerome is dead. The woman who planted the car bomb that killed morgan. I mean, seeing this headline, you know, it just opened a door that I’d been keeping closed really tight. So now all I can think about is my son and how he was taken from me.When I heard about her death, I thought about morgan, too. And in fact, I was — I was on my way to talk to you about it, to see how you were doing. But then I saw this, and I just thought — I just — I was so proud of you that you were able to focus on this, considering. But I should have — no. No, why? I mean, it should be a happy thing, right? It is. I wish I could feel that instead of all these feelings that are coming back to me. Carly, he was your son. His death was so sudden and senseless, drew. I know, I know. He was so young. He had so much life left to live. Ugh! You know, I should just be, um — you know, I should have processed this already, and I should be able to bounce back right away. I shouldn’t — right? I should just be able to bounce back. Why? There is no “should,” not when it comes to losing a child. You’re right. I have been avoiding you, but can you blame me? I’m sure I’m not… a person that you want to see right now. I didn’t ask you to steer clear, ava. No, I know, and I-I know that you’re not one to mince words. I also know that — that you wouldn’t tell me to leave. For avery’s sake. If you’re in my home, it’s ’cause I want you to stay. I don’t mind. I don’t mind, you know, if — if avery stays and I find someplace else. You know that’s not an option. And staying here is? Doesn’t my being here bring up an awful lot of memories, sonny? Carly changed the layout. In bad faith, I might add. We were promised a interview and a full-page spread in the first 20 pages. Maxie: We were. And then carly called us personally and told us there was a spacing issue. She got the change approved by brook lynn and by me. And she gave us an additional half page worth of ad space as compensation. Which means we got better placement and more space, all thanks to your granddaughter’s exceptional negotiation skills. But it wasn’t what we agreed upon. And we could have squeezed more out of carly. But clearly, you’re too close to her or maybe just too trusting to realize it. Tracy, why don’t you take another look at the issue yourself? I think if you keep an open mind… what little mind she has left. …You’ll see how fantastic this ad campaign is. Thanks to maxie’s guidance. It’s vital. It’s fresh. You can really see how much passion that went into it. Well, maybe if maxie loves what carly is doing so much, she should sell her shares of deception and go back to crimson.


I didn’t realize thatwe had a meeting this morning. Oh, we didn’t, but, um, I couldn’t help it. I couldn’t sit on my hands after reading your olivia jerome coverage.

[ Chuckles ]You know, we’re all very proud of our work on that piece. Not only did the invader get the scoop on ms. Jerome’s murder, but we also provided valuable context and insight into her life, as well as her death. It was so good. I loved it. I love it. That’s why I want to promote your work. I want to find you, alexis, your peabody, your pulitzer.

[ Chuckles ] I think that what you’re suggesting is a little ambitious. Of course it is. By that, I meant a little too ambitious. Nina, I know that you’re used to running a glamour magazine, but this is a daily newspaper. So the — the pacing and the style, it’s different. I get it. And I trust your instincts on journalistic integrity. But? But what I bring with me from crimson is more than a little expertise on circulation. And, you know, the invader, while good, it leveled off. Again, with respect, the landscape of journalism is a daily struggle. So what I would suggest is that you spend some time learning about the business, and then you make a big change if you wish. Oh, what a great idea. That’s a great idea. That’s why I want you to focus in on the important issues like quality journalism. Great. Thank you — and let me worry about the numbers. Right. What does that mean?

[ Lucy giggles ]What’s so funny? Um, oh, um…

[ Clears throat ] It’s just that I am so pleased to know that you haven’t lost your famous people skills. Okay, excuse me. Let’s all just take a minute to recognize that there is no deception without maxie. Have y’all even taken a minute to look at social media? Our campaign is doing great.

Crimson readers are going straight to the website, all thanks to maxie. Well, thank you, brook lynn, but you deserve just as much credit. Clicks and likes do not translate to sales. They literally do. People who go directly to the website end up buying usually more than one product, making up for those who are just browsing. And likes keep us trending, which mean more clicks, so… excuse me, where are you escaping to? Oh, uh, this is so boring. You know, all she does, that tracy, is complain, and I’m tired of hearing it. I’m sure you are, too. So I gotta go. Got a lot more important things to do with my time. Any — any number of — of bad things could happen to maxie. There could be a downturn in the market. Deception could have a downturn. The — the debt ceiling could be a socioeconomic trash compactor. Breathe, breathe, spinelli. Maxie’s financial advisor is confident that she’ll be fine. Do we trust this advisor? What are their credentials? Are they even a fiduciary? They could be an itinerant gambler, embezzler, or, god forbid, clandestinely involved in the performing arts. Well, I don’t really think that’s the case, but you never know, right? Your attempt at humor is no solace to me. I’m getting a very strong impression that nothing would be. Level with me, spinelli. Why don’t you want to move out? Talking about your sister, olivia? You brought her up. Yes, I did. I know that I probably don’t have to say this, but I think it does bear repeating. She and I were not close. I barely knew her. I mean, she — she did hold me hostage. I remember. And so whoever killed my dearly departed sister, I’m grateful. Well, I don’t know how grateful you’re gonna be when I tell you who did it. Okay, well? You gonna keep me in suspense? It was the people who tried to, uh, kill me at the metro court and in puerto rico. Ah. Well, I can’t say that I’m a fan of all their work, but I will give them credit for doing the one good deed of wiping olivia jerome off the planet. But where does this leave us, sonny? You know, there’s a lot of history under this roof right now, and… I don’t know how long we can sustain it. Well, you know what? I don’t even want to think of the past, ’cause there’s so much trouble going on in the here and the now. Can we agree on that?

[ Knock on door ] I’ll check on avery. What is it? Bodyguard: Boss, you have a visitor. I don’t — I don’t want to be disturbed. I’ll send her away.Selina: You’ll do no such thing. Sonny corinthos. You never write. You never call.


No, no, no, j-just hear me out. Fine, but only ’cause I have to. Okay, this is what you do. You take your two top op-ed writers, and you publish them on alternate days, so the invader will have space for a syndicated gossip columnist. When valentin told me that he bought this paper and hired you to be publisher, I told him in no uncertain terms that I would let this paper be turned back into a seedy tabloid. Not on my watch. Listen, listen, I promise you, you will be able to provide quality journalism for your readers. Great. Then we’re done here? But in order to fund and expand that work… apparently not. …We just — we need to increase revenue. And the only way to do that is by readership growth. See, one thing that I did learn from crimson — it pays to give the readers what they want. You’ve already hired someone, haven’t you? See, I like to work with people who, you know, are open-minded and who are unafraid of change. And I know that’s you, alexis, whether you know that or not. Help!

[ Sighs ] Okay, here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to convince her that there’s going to be no gossip column here, or — or we’re going to just hightail it out of here with our integrity intact. Will you say something? Don’t hate me… but I think nina might be onto something. It’s not that I don’t want to move out, it — it’s just that I’ve gotten used to spending time with — with georgie and james and bailey lu. And it would be a shame to abruptly end their tutelage of fantasy role-playing games at such a crucial juncture. Bailey plays fantasy games? We work as a team. She’s got a deft touch with the dice.

[ Chuckles ] Well, if it isn’t two of my very favorite people. Mm. Hello, cody. Hi, felicia. How’s mac doing? He’s still away. We talk a little bit every day, if we can. He sends his regards. Oh. Um, well, please send him mine, as well. Um, listen, I-I couldn’t help but overhear you two. So, spinelli, why not tell felicia the truth? Look, there’s things that I can’t tell you about why dex left. And I just want you to know that that has nothing to do with our friendship. I’m here for you, okay? So tell me what you can. What have you figured out so far? Spinelli wants to keep spending time with the kids. You know, wouldn’t it be jarring if he suddenly left, especially after they’ve gotten used to having him there so much? And I bet spinelli would miss them, too. Isn’t that right, buddy? That’s exactly right. Uh, well, I suppose we could work out some kind of arrangement to wean you out of the house. Talk to maxie. Lucy: Felicia. Excuse me. You, with me, now. Oh. Okay. Now. Um, excuse us, fellas. Mm-hmm. Excuse us. Come on! Come on, come on, come on! Oh. Uh, excuse me. It’s good to see you. Come on, come on, come on. Alright. Hurry. Hurry up. Okay. You do know felicia’s right, don’t you? Tracy: Thank god she left. We can finally get some work done. Before we do that, grandmother, I’d like to have a word. Maxie, can we please use your office for a second? Oh, yes. By all means. Maybe you can get tracy to see what a triumph we’ve made. Sasha, get out while you can. Finally. It’s just you and me. How do you want to manage this crisis? We don’T. Because there isn’t a crisis. Have you learned nothing? What I’ve learned is that there’s obviously something that’s upsetting you, and you’re taking it out on everyone else. And I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with deception. Selina, you just happened to be in the neighborhood? First of all, I wanted to congratulate you. Why? What did I win? The woman who was responsible for the death of your youngest son is finally dead. Yeah, well, too little, too late. You know how that goes. Uh, anything else you need? Why did I have to hear from curtis ashford that I might be the target of a shooter going after…certain independent business owners? It’s okay. Ava knows everything. Even so. Care to answer the question? Yeah, well, I thought that you could, you know, handle it yourself. I appreciate the vote of confidence. But why should i believe you? I don’t really care if you believe me or not. Before all this happened, we were managing to peacefully coexist in port charles. But now, with all this secrecy, I’m thinking maybe that should change. Perhaps now is the time to bring our alliance to an end.


You want to end our alliance, that’s up to you. But I wouldn’t recommend it. Why not?Why don’t I leave you to it? No, no, don’t leave, ’cause I might need your input. Really? And why? Did we not forget that she was in the business? But not for quite some time now. Well, she knows the business from the inside and the outside, and she may even, you know, give you some insight. Unlikely, but one never knows. So tell me, why should you and i not dissolve our partnership? You never represented a threat to me or my business, and we both know you don’t want to, as a matter of scale. Then why not tell me the truth, that I have a target on my back? I was going to. That’s the actual truth. But then you changed your mind? Like I said, there was — there were other factors. Such as? Alright. If I tell you this, you need to give me your word that it doesn’t go out of this room. You have my solemn oath. There’s a leak in my organization. I see. Do you know who it was? I thought I did, but turned out to be a dead end. And I didn’t want to say anything to you until I was positive. I see the wisdom in that. As it turns out, you’re not the only one with a traitor in their midst. I always thought that if olivia jerome ever got what was coming to her, that I would feel some kind of, um… relief. Yeah. And then it happens, and… I feel anger and s-sadness. Hey. Why don’t you take the day off, okay? This is a lot to process. People will understand. No, no, I can’T. I can’t, because everyone worked so hard to put this issue together. I mean, everyone showed up, and they — they taught me the ropes, and they deserve some recognition. They do. So, how do I look? Do I look okay? You look amazing. I’m not upset about anything. Where’d you get that idea? I saw the way you reacted to lucy. She’s an airhead. Look. Ever since you lost luke, you’ve been a little… rudderless. Maybe even a little lonely, dare I say, though I know you’d never admit it. But, look, it doesn’t have to be that way. I know it must be scary opening your heart up after losing the man you love. But I also know you must want to. This is not appropriate workplace conversation. I’m right. It’s obvious that there’s someone you’d like to bring to the wedding, but — but you just haven’t asked them yet. You are not right, so how can it be obvious? Why else would you have pitched a fit for not getting a plus-one? Oh, come on! Okay, you know what? You’re right. I don’t know what I’m talking about. Thank you. Because if I did, then that would mean that you’re too afraid to ask. But you are tracy angelica quartermaine. You’re not afraid of anything, are you? The mock-ups are exactly the same. They’re just spaced out a little more, which means we have more ad space. They look less crowded, which is a win for us. I don’t even know what tracy’s talking about. Okay, maxie, stop. Sorry, sorry. I’m rambling. It’s just, tracy, she drives me so crazy sometimes. She drives all of us crazy, maxie. But you can’t take her too seriously. Besides, brook lynn knows how to handle her. You’re right. You’re right. I know that. And normally, I wouldn’t let something like this bother me. I would just dive straight into work. But this time… maxie? Are you okay? Yeah. Why? You just stopped talking. Oh, I could see how that would be a cause for concern. Is something else on your mind? My accountant. She said I’m close to being financially solvent again. Oh, that’s great. You must be so relieved. Yep, yep, I am. Are you sure? Because by the look on your face, it doesn’t seem like good news. Is something else going on? I know what you’re going to say, that you and maxie are just friends or co-parents or whatever, but I — as much as I’m loath to admit it… you’re right. My feelings for maxie extend beyond the platonic into the romantic. Again. Way to go! Look at you, buddy. I’m really proud of you. You said it out loud. Doesn’t it feel good? Yes, but… only because I know nothing will come of it. Uh, maxie will ask me to move out, which I will, and then everything will go back to normal. Or maybe now is the perfect time to tell her how you feel. And risk our friendship? No, I — how could I possibly throw that away just because of some fleeting infatuation? Has maxie said anything, I-I mean, about things — you know, things at deception? Other than working night and day on a new ad campaign? No! No, no, not — not about work. I’m — I’m talking about brook lynn. That viper. Brook lynn, not — not maxie. I mean, you know, she did help tracy steal deception from me and her — maxie, not brook lynn. Yeah, I got that. Okay, good. Well, see, I just — I can’t figure out, why is maxie trying to make brook lynn look so good? So, if sonny sent dex away, would he trust him to go? Or — or would he make his guards make sure that he stays away? Oh, my god. Trina, you’re a genius. I have most of sonny’s guards’ numbers, um, because of donna and avery. Can you trace them or something?

[ Indistinct conversations ] Well, I can’t, but I think I know someone who can.


I need to make sure that this office still meets your high standards. We’re satisfied with the repairs. Thanks. You know, carly, I have to say, you’re much more understanding than that boyfriend of yours. How so? Well, drew, he was so upset when the repairs were being done that he made a few choice phone calls to some very important people, and he crushed my dreams of starting my own magazine. But fortunately, I am resilient. I adapt, so I’m no longer in fashion. I am now in news media instead. Oh. Cable access? Oh. Oh, wait, you haven’t heard. Valentin bought the invader, and now I’m publisher. So I guess the moral of the story is everything always works out in the end. So thank you, drew. You freed me from the insular world of fashion, allowing me to broaden my horizons with the invader. So from now on, I’m on to far bigger, far better things. Nina wants a money maker that relies on subscribers rather than advertisers. Gossip columns began as populist journalism that was written by and for the elite. You know why the society page died? Because no one gives a crap anymore about debutantes and divorcees. I know you think it’s soft and unworthy of inches in your newspaper, but it also reveals what’s going on behind the closed doors of influential people. Columns about who wore what where don’t interest me. Well, you’re not your only subscriber. And don’t forget, not every newspaper’s dropped off at a doorstep anymore. Most of our readers prefer to come to us, and we want them to keep coming, do we not? Of course we do. So if we want them to eat their vegetables, I.E., The good stuff that we offer them, then maybe we need to entice them with a little dessert. I don’t like it. You don’t have to like it. What, so we just have to do it? Unless you can come up with a high-brow alternative that’s just as popular and profitable. I have a better idea. Why don’t you come up with a high-brow alternative as — whatever you said? Earn your paycheck.

[ Chuckles ] Alright. I’ll get back to you on that. In the meantime, I hope you won’t hold my falling in line behind nina against me, because… I have a favor to ask. Depends. What’s the favor? Of course I’m not afraid. Brook lynn: Then why not ask? It’s not your business. Yeah. Well, if I hadn’t inherited your relentlessness and insistence on meddling, then I’d let it go, but, alas. Fine. There is someone. I knew it.But I’m not going to ask him. Why not? Because it’s not necessary. Why not? Is he already going to be at the —

[ Gasps ] It’s gregory. Good guess.

[ Laughs ] So now you see there’s no point. But wouldn’t it be great to show up on gregory’s arm, as opposed to just happening to be at the same place? They must be almost done with the repairs in spinelli’s apartment. And that means he’ll be moving out soon. That’s too bad. You really seem to enjoy having him at your house. Oh, we drive each other crazy. We always have. But in a good way, right? Sometimes. I guess I missed seeing spinelli every day, because now that I do… I don’t know, I just — I love telling spinelli about my day, and I love explaining the business to him and listening to him talk about chemical compounds and situational ethics for product testing and hearing about his day, most of which the details are completely incomprehensible. It’s like listening to r2-d2. Who doesn’t love r2-d2? Right? But he loves what he does, and I love hearing him talk about what he loves. For somebody who uses 500 words when 5 will do… I can’t imagine what that must be like. …He’s a great listener. Spinelli always helps me put my day into perspective and remember what matters the most. If things are going so well, why don’t you ask him to stay? Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Why not? No. Because, sasha, I have already asked so much of him. How could I ask him for anything else? Go find dex. And when you do, never let go of him. I don’t know what’s going on with maxie and brook lynn. I mean, all I know is they have a very strong bond. You don’t care for the same child without developing a deep trust and understanding. Friendship, though, is one thing. Business is quite another. I-I don’t know why maxie is being so generous with brook lynn, or why brook lynn is so suddenly invested in deception. They’re probably just working out their differences, and it’s as simple as that. I wish I could be more of help to you, but — but I can’T. Mm-hmm. I gotta go. Do you know I used to woo maxie with karaoke?

[ Laughs ] Oh, those were the days, my friend. That’s an expression. We’re acquaintances at best. Yeah, I’m well aware. Hi, spinelli. Oh, hey. Josslyn. Um, my condolences about spencer. Oh. Thank you. Um… can I talk to you? Any idea who the leak is? With all due respect… I to– you can trust her. It’s heartwarming that one of us does. It’s okay. I was just about to fix myself a drink. Cheers, ms. Jerome. I take it you heard about the attack on me and my men? Yeah, I heard something about that. I-I don’t know the details. Anything else I should know? Between us, I was quite taken aback… to find that I’d left myself in so vulnerable a position. I know the feeling. After the attack, I discovered that one of my most trusted guards had been accepting bribes. He’d tipped off my location. I need to talk to this guy. That can be arranged. But I’ll need something from you in return.


Can  you find the locationof a cellphone off the number? It’s possible, but it does depend on a variety of factors. It might help if I knew who you were looking for. Trust me. The less you know, the better. Do you and maxie have any plans tonight? Not that I know of. You do now. Uh, yeah. Bring her down to charlie’s, okay? Spinelli will be waiting. Do not take no for an answer. We’ll be there. Now that is a favor I am more than happy to grant, so let me check my schedule. Hang on. Tracy: Excuse me, alexis.

[ Knock on door ] Hey. Gregory, your assistant said I’d find you here. I-I don’t really have an assistant, but — oh, well, somebody knew where you were. It’s always lovely to see you, tracy. What brings you by? Uh, I actually had something personal I-I wanted to talk to you about. Uh, by the way, I just wanted to let you know that my schedule is free, and I am available to be your plus-one. Plus-one for what? Uh, brook lynn and chase’s wedding. Oh. Did you want to go somewhere and discuss — no, no, actually, um, lois has been harassing me about nailing down the rsvps, but now I can just tell her that we spoke. And, alexis, it’s so great that you will be joining us on the — on the big da– big day. I’m so excited about my new venture that I just had to share. You know, being publisher of the invader is allowing me to tell these new stories. I’m especially interested in exposing how those at the top are willing to do anything to stay there. So don’t you dare cancel your subscription. You won’t want to miss a beat. God! Can you believe that woman? Yeah, she’s hateful. We knew that. So why go out of your way to antagonize her? Lucy: Brook lynn. Lucy. Brook lynn, you and maxie are up to something. And you are going to tell me exactly what that is. Just trying to run deception, that’s all. Really? Hmm. Okay. So if I were to go to tracy and suggest that maybe her true-blue granddaughter isn’t all she’s pretending to be, would you stick to the same story? I mean, really. Think about it. If I were just to suggest to your dearly beloved granny tracy, what do you think she’d think if she knew that you and maxie are conspiring against her express wishes for deception? You don’t need to upset her that way. So tell me. What do you want to make sure that doesn’t happen? Easy. I want in. What do you need? I want to resume my poker games. They were rather profitable, and their absence has sparked a demand for their return. And in exchange, you give me access to your guard. Access? Is that all? And free rein to get whatever answers I need, by whatever means necessary.

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Days Best Lines For The Week Of February 19, 2024

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Best Lines by Michele and Cheryl

(about Paulina)
Kayla: She won’t be able to talk for a while.
Abe: I know she’s going to hate that.

(to Kayla about Paulina)
Chanel: Mama would look glamorous even in Sesame Street pajamas.

(to Jada, Stephanie, and Everett when Jada accused Everett of being her ex-husband)
Rafe: This isn’t going anywhere at least not anywhere good.

(to Connie when she yelled at her)
Melinda: I’m trying to figure out who you are and what asylum you escaped from.

(to Rafe when he said a witness said he looked like he was in a hurry)
Xander: Doesn’t everyone running look like they are in a hurry?

(to Ava when she asked to see Harris)
Rafe: Despite what some people think I do have a heart.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of February 19, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

Konstantin from Days

Monday

-Konstantin could be heard talking to Maggie while Kayla was shown.

-Jada could be heard talking while Konstantin was shown.

-Rafe could be heard talking to Jada while Maggie was shown.

-When Jada looked for a picture of Everett on her phone, she basically went right to it.

-Chanel could be heard talking to Johnny while Kayla was shown.

Tuesday

-The music playing in Sloan’s scene could be heard while Roman and Kate were shown.

-Alex could be heard opening a door while Brady was shown.

-Ava could be heard opening a door while Theresa was shown.

-Melinda could be heard talking to Sloan while Ava was shown.

Wednesday

-The music in Doug and Julie’s scene could be heard while young Tom was shown.

-Leo could be heard talking while a shot of the Horton stairs was shown.

-Lucas’ flashback could be heard before it was shown.

Thursday

-Stephanie could be heard closing a door while Brady was shown.

-The music playing in Everett’s scene could be heard while Stephanie was shown.

-The music playing in Rafe’s scene could be heard while Everett was shown.

Friday

-Ava’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

-John could be heard talking to Steve while Ava was shown.

 

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Days Short Recap Friday, February 23, 2024

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Justin asked Xander how he was doing. Xander said he was okay. He asked Sarah about the Horton house. Sarah told him what happened when the police searched the apartment. Xander told Justin that he was innocent. While they were talking, Rafe came in the interrogation room. Xander said he didn’t know Harris or the person who shot him. Rafe said there was $50,000 in his bank account. Clyde called Stefan and told him to meet with him. Stefan didn’t think it was a good idea, but Clyde said it was an order. Konstantin went to see Steve. Steve wanted to know what he wanted. Konstantin talked about Tripp being missing. Steve wanted to know what he wanted. Konstantin told him it was karma if something happened to Tripp since he watched his daughter get killed. The officer guarding Harris’ room told Ava about being by Harris’ room. Ava told him Harris helped her son, so she needed to be there. She asked him to bend the rules. He said he couldn’t do it. When she threatened to tell Rafe on him, Godfrey said Rafe told him not to let her see Harris. Xander denied having money in his account. Justin said Xander was innocent. Rafe didn’t believe what they were saying. Xander asked if he had any proof. Rafe said there was a witness. Konstantin reminded Steve the pawn killed his daughter in cold blood. Steve asked if he had proof that the pawn killed his daughter. Rafe told Xander the witness said he looked like he was in a hurry. Xander said he was running. Rafe showed him a picture of a person wearing a track suit standing by Harris’ body. Xander said everyone had that suit. Justin said you couldn’t see Xander’s face in the picture. Stefan went to see Clyde. Clyde said he was ordered to shoot and kill Harris, but he was still alive. He said there were going to be consequences. Stefan said he did what he was supposed to do. Clyde said dressing up like Xander and sending him a text was child’s play. Stefan flashed back to shooting Harris. He said he shot Harris twice and didn’t know Ava was going to show up. Clyde told him next time shoot him in the head. Stefan said there wasn’t going to be a next time. Clyde warned him that Gabi wouldn’t be safe.

Xander denied being at the scene. Justin told Rafe there were other forces at play. Rafe asked who would frame Xander and why. Xander said one of the DiMeras could have done it. He said he received a phone call from someone and went to the DiMera mansion. Rafe didn’t understand why Xander would go to the DiMeras instead of the police. Xander said he didn’t know why. Konstantin told Steve he was unconscious when he saw Katrina dead. Steve asked how he knew it was the pawn if he didn’t see the killer. Konstantin said they were the only ones there. He said Steve knew everything he said was true. Steve said he and John were innocent. Konstantin said he knew in his heart that John was guilty. Steve said it was a lie. Konstantin said he swore he would get revenge for Katrina’s death. While they were talking, John came in and wanted to know what was going on. Justin left Xander and Sarah alone to talk. Sarah said Rafe would realize Xander was being framed. Xander wasn’t sure if Rafe was making them think he was on their side. He talked about turning his life around. Xander thought changing didn’t do any good. He said it was coming back to haunt him. Xander said he would understand if she wanted to take Victoria away from him. Rafe went to see Harris. He told Harris he would find out who shot him. When he left Harris’ room, he told Ava that she shouldn’t be there. She wanted to know why he was keeping her from Harris. Rafe said it was for her own good. She apologized for Harris being shot. Rafe said it wasn’t her fault since he was trying to protect her son. Ava asked to see Harris. Rafe let her see Harris. Stefan asked Clyde not to hurt Gabi. Clyde said Gabi would be fine as long as he follows his orders. Stefan asked about Tripp. Clyde said Ava had herself to blame for what happened to Tripp. John asked Konstantin what was going on. Konstantin reminded him about his daughter. John said he didn’t know anything about his daughter. Konstantin said he would know if good time. He told Steve he hoped his son was found before someone hurt him. Steve warned him not to threaten his son. Stefan told Clyde that Ava was loyal to him. Clyde told him to make sure Ava kept her mouth shut and stayed loyal. He said if Harris survived, he better finish the job. Ava told Harris she couldn’t lose him. After she kissed him, he woke up. When Konstantin left, John asked Steve why he was there. Steve said he didn’t know. He said Konstantin was trying to distract them from keeping him from Maggie. John told Steve the information he had about Tripp and Wendy. Konstantin said he would get his revenge on Steve, but he had to deal with John first. Sarah told Xander that there was a time she would have thought he was guilty, but the Xander she knows today wouldn’t hurt anyone. Xander said he didn’t do anything. She said she believed him, and they were going to find a way out of it. When Stefan went to the hospital, Ava told him Harris opened his eyes.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Jada went to Everett’s room to talk. Ava arrived at the station to let Rafe know that Tripp and Wendy were missing. She thought Clyde was responsible. Ava wanted him to help before something bad happened. Tripp and Wendy were trapped somewhere. Wendy was afraid and wanted to get out of there. Tripp was determined to get them out. Rafe checked around to find Wendy. He let Ava know that Wendy didn’t go to work and her boss couldn’t get in touch with her. He wanted to know why Clyde was involved. Steve told Stephanie that Everett told her the truth. He had bad news for her too. Everett told Jada that his name wasn’t Bobby. She walked in the room. Jada didn’t understand why he was playing games. She showed him the proof, but he didn’t remember anything. Jada wanted him to prove that he wasn’t Bobby Stein. She wanted his fingerprints. Steve showed Stephanie a copy of Robert’s driver’s license. It proved that Everett was Bobby. Steve told her that Bobby was dating her while he was married. Stephanie said that Everett lost chunks of time because he had amnesia. Steve reminded her that he dated her while he was married to Jada. He just didn’t remember it. Steve was determined to keep digging into Everett’s past. Jada tested Everett’s fingerprints and he turned out to be Bobby. He said he didn’t remember her. Jada told him that she left him and moved on with her life. She thought he was a liar and wanted him to own up to what he did. Rafe wanted Ava to level with him and tell him what Clyde had to do with Tripp and Wendy being missing. She realized she made a mistake going to him. He said they were racing against time and wanted her to tell him the truth. Ava told Rafe what happened. Wendy thought about Goldman taking her and Tripp to the safe house. She thought Goldman was one of the good guys until she put them in the tank.

Goldman pulled her gun on Wendy and Tripp. She gave them food to eat. Stephanie showed up while Jada yelled at Everett. She showed Stephanie their wedding picture. Stephanie said she didn’t know he was married. Jada told her that Everett dated her while they were married. She advised her to run away from him. Jada planned to reveal the type of man he is to a rival newspaper. Rafe wanted to know why Ava thought Clyde took Tripp and Wendy. He wanted to know what he had over her. Ava explained that she was going to help Harris bring Clyde down. She told him that Clyde was untouchable. Ava called Steve to tell him that Tripp was missing. She wanted him to meet her at the station. Stephanie couldn’t believe that Everett was Jada’s ex. Everett said she knew him, but she didn’t know him. She didn’t think any of their time together was real. He said it was real. She said she was his mistress. Everett said he didn’t remember getting married. Stephanie reminded him that he got in his accident after everything happened. She thought he should have remembered his past with Jada. Stephanie thought he was a pathological liar and demanded to know who he was. Ava told Steve that Clyde took Tripp. She explained why he took her. Ava begged him to help her find their son. Everett felt like he was in a nightmare that he couldn’t wake from. He fainted while he was talking to Stephanie. Steve was determined to find their son, but he wanted Ava to admit what she did. Jada told Rafe that Everett was her ex-husband.

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Days Transcript Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Transcript provided by Thane and Suzanne

THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

OK, Lucas is safe now.

We thought he was safe here.

Katie, when we left Lucas, he told you– very emphatically, in fact– that he was feeling strong and positive and didn’t want you worrying about it. So how about you focus on you and me right now, OK? Especially since…

[gasps] Oh, Valentine’s Day. It totally slipped my mind.

Yeah, and that is totally understandable. Fortunately, it didn’t slip mine.

[romantic music]

[jazzy music playing]


Oh, God.

[scoffs] Come on. Come on. Where are you?

[sighs]

[sighs]


Oh. Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you.

That’s OK. Is–is Dad asleep?

Yes. And we’ll–we’ll see how long he stays asleep.

I understand he’s been dealing with some insomnia.

Yeah, and some nightmares as well.

I–yeah, I don’t feel like he’s been himself lately. He’s been irritable and a little on edge. But true to form, he–he insists that he’s fine.

Yeah. Kind of like father, like son.

[dramatic music]

OK.

[sighs]


[sighs]

I know you’ve got a lot going on. I know you’re very worried about Tate. This whole situation is… heartbreaking.


And I don’t want to– I don’t want to intrude, but I should tell you that I’m a little concerned about you as well.


Should I be?


Yeah. Yeah, you should be.


[sighs] Come on, come on, come on. Enough with the damn music! Yes, hello?

What are you doing?

You don’t have any rooms? You have none? Thank you for nothing! God.

Who are you calling?

The Salem Inn, not that it’s any of your business. With the geocache event and the stupid Cupid celebrations, they’re fully booked.

OK. All right. This is crazy, Theresa, seriously. Like, you don’t have to leave.

Oh, really? Why the hell would I stay here?

Stop.

I don’t want to stay here with somebody who doesn’t want me.

[sighs]


[sighs] Thanks for taking me home. It’s not like you needed to, though.

Yeah, I did need to, because you haven’t been eating or sleeping, so you know what? You’re gonna go in there, get in that bed. You’re not gonna come out for a while.

[scoffs] Yeah, not gonna do that. I am gonna go take a shower, though, a shot of espresso. And then I’m heading back to the hospital.

I can’t let you do that.

What are you talking about?

Ava, you can’t be wringing your hands over Harris. You need to stay away from the hospital, and stay away from him.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[scoffs] Stay away from Harris? Well, why the hell would I do that?

Ava, think about it. You and I, we’re supposed to be a thing, remember? So how do you think Clyde’s gonna react if he finds out you’ve been camping out at the hospital? It’s not gonna be good for you or me or Harris.

OK! All right.

[sighs] You know what? Tripp is–he’s working the night shift tonight, so I’ll text him. He can be my eyes and ears.

[dramatic music]

[romantic music]

[gasps] Oh, Roman. Oh!

[chuckles] All right, well, it might seem a bit “been there, done that.” But that was a couple years ago, so…

Yes, and I remember it a couple of years ago. And I remember how touched I was by all of that.

[sighs] You know, this is wonderful. There’s no “been there, done that.” This is really wonderful, and I am so grateful that you’re my valentine.

Back at you, Katie. Back at you.


So the burning question is, why on Earth would you want to meet with me on Valentine’s night when you have a hunky husband, not to mention a beautiful baby boy? You’re calling me?

[jazzy music playing]

Yeah, I am.

[sighs] I have been totally sidelined by that baby, Melinda, either pushed away or ignored completely. And I am damn sick of it.

[sighs]

Look, I don’t–I don’t want to pressure you into talking about this.

No, it–it’s OK. I appreciate your concern. The truth is, I’m feeling a little– a little lost, a little lonely. I mean, Valentine’s Day, it–

[scoffs] It’s a nice romantic holiday for a lot of people. But for others, it can just amplify a lot of negative feelings. I’m glad it’s almost over.

[dramatic music]

I know that Kristen had promised to let you see Rachel for Valentine’s Day. Did she follow through with that?

Yes, she did. She did. I went over to the DiMera mausoleum and I brought a teddy bear– big teddy bear– balloons and candy and everything I could think of. But there stood Kristen, and what do you know? We got into one of our box-office, drag-out fights. And it escalated, and Rachel was right there. She witnessed most of it. And she–she screamed at us. She said, stop fighting. Stop screaming, Mom and Dad. Stop. And I’m like, this is my Valentine’s Day. This is my life. I lost Chloe. I–I have a little girl that’s traumatized that I don’t have custody of. And I have a Machiavellian, insane ex-wife. I mean–

[chuckling] I mean, you know… that’s my life.

[sniffles]

I’m sorry this is happening to you.

[sighs]

But Rachel is your daughter, and she loves you, and she will love you no matter– no matter what happens.


The thing is that… no matter what you’re going through with Kristen, you can’t fight in front of her. You just can’t do that.

I know. I know. I know. But damn it–damn it, Marlena. Every time I’m– I am resolved to– to take the high road with Kristen for the sake of my daughter and not expose her to the toxic relationship that is her mother and father, every single time, as soon as I get around that lunatic bitch, I lose it. And I–I–I– my resolve goes away. It just weakens and cracks, and I blow it. I blow it every time! Completely.


Theresa, can we please be reasonable, OK?

[laughing] Oh, I am being reasonable. Actually, this is the most reasonable thing that I can do.

Hey, I care about you a lot, Theresa, OK? I care about you a lot, and I think we can have a beautiful future together. I really do. But I went to a meeting for people whose loved ones are addicts, and I’m listening to all their feelings, and I’m just thinking, maybe we’re just moving a little too fast.

[sighs] OK. So–so you’re saying that I’m too much for you. Is that what you’re saying? Is that what they said to you in your little meeting, that you shouldn’t get involved with somebody who’s led a complex life? Or–or maybe don’t marry somebody who has lots of baggage, God forbid.

That’s not what I meant, and nobody said that, of course. I’m just saying– hey, I’m saying maybe we just need to slow it down a little bit, or slower. It doesn’t mean it’s harmful, OK? Listen, you have a child. You have a son. It’s not even just us.

A child? Come on, Alex. Tate is nearly an adult. Listen, why don’t you try doing one of two things here, OK? You can either tell a lie and just say that you have commitment problems, or tell the truth and just say you don’t want to be with me. So which one is it gonna be, huh?


Thank you.

OK.

[whooshing]

[both laugh]

[scoffs] Wow.

[laughs] It’s a joke.

[laughs] You!

I am sorry. You know, I just couldn’t help myself, all right? But I will deny it if you tell anybody I did this, but I have takeout from the Bistro in the warming drawer.

Ah. My lips are sealed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for making me laugh, like you always do, when I need it the most. But more importantly, thank you, my love, for always making me feel loved, always making me feel safe.

Katie, you have my heart. Always will. You are everything to me.

[romantic music]


[jazzy music playing]

Cut the guy some slack, OK? He’s a new dad, and he’s obviously very nurturing. He’s just doing his best, you know?

Oh, not with me, he’s not.

Oh, come on. The guy is–he’s crazy about you, Sloan.

No, not anymore, not since Jude came into our lives. Since Jude came into the picture, he’s the main star of the movie. I’m like some background extra, you know? It’s like–actually, I’m not even in the damn movie.

[sighs]


Come on. Why aren’t you replying, Tripp?

[sighs] Maybe he’s in a dead zone.

[sighs] Stefan… what–what if something happens at the hospital and I’m not there, huh? Come on. And, Tripp, why are you not replying to me?

Hey, look at me.

[sighs]

It’s gonna be fine, all right? Why do you need to go to the hospital anyway? It’s not like Harris is gonna know you were there.

I’m gonna know that I was there.

[dramatic music] You have any idea what it feels like, knowing that Harris went to the loading dock because he thought I asked him to? He was there because of me, and then some bastard shot him in cold blood.


[sighs] Ava, it is not your fault.

Yeah? Well, it sure as hell feels like it is. Oh, and I swear– I swear on all that is holy, if I ever find out who did this to him, I will personally pump several live rounds into that son of a bitch’s heart.


Brady, you said that your– your resolve weakens when Kristen provokes you.

Mm.

I can–I can help you with it. I can help you strengthen your resolve.

Thank you.

[clears throat] Thank you, and I know. But just for right now– for right now, today, I really just want to focus on tomorrow, because I get to see my son. I haven’t seen him in weeks.

Yeah, that’s right. You and Theresa are going to go visit Tate.

Yeah, and I’m very relieved that we’re getting to do that. It’s just– Oh, no. I just dumped all my problems about my daughter on you. I’m not about to do the same thing concerning my son.

I love your children. They’re my grandchildren. And I love you. And talking about whatever you’re going through, whatever you’re concerned about, that is never a burden for me.

OK. So there were these letters that Tate wrote to Theresa and me, two separate letters. And in Theresa’s letters, he talked about how much he missed her. My letter was… very cold. It was almost businesslike. And I know it’s because my son resents that I haven’t been in his life. That’s why.

We all know why that is. We all know what happened. Tate knows it too.


The fact is, he’s feeling distressed right now.

Mm-hmm.

He’s feeling that he’s been treated unfairly, and he’s making you the scapegoat.


Yeah, that sums it up. That’s–that’s it.

I know that, because that’s what happened to Sami.


You remember. Sami blamed me for everything that went wrong, whether it was actually my fault, or not. But I let her do that, because I wanted to show her that I could be patient and understanding, the same as you want with Tate. And you know the expression. Having a child is wondrous. It’s letting your heart go walking around outside your body.

[chuckles] God, is that true.

[chuckles]

Wait. Wait. Marry me.

[dramatic music]


What did you just say?

I said, marry me. You want to get married? Fine, let’s do it.

Is this real? Was that a real proposal?

[sighs]

Yeah, I didn’t think so. You know what? Maybe next time, you can actually try dropping down to one knee, or I don’t know, maybe don’t say things you don’t mean, Alex.

All right. Theresa, just wait. Wait, wait, wait.

I’m not gonna wait. I’m not gonna wait. You know why? Because what’s worse than being hoodwinked by a diamond ring, and not being proposed to at all, is being proposed to out of guilt-slash-pity!

That’s not what I’m doing. That’s not what I’m do–

[sighs] Where are you gonna go?

Who cares? Why is that any of your concern anymore?

It’s my concern, Theresa, because you’re in recovery, and I don’t want to find out you’re just running around–

Oh, what, am I gonna go do drugs? Am I gonna call up my drug dealer and get really high?

[laughs] You know what? That is like, the saddest little thing. That’s not gonna happen from this tiny little debacle, OK? So how about you just have a nice life? Catch. Taking that with me.

Theresa.

See you.

Theresa.

[tense music]


Whoa. That steak was so tender. I mean, it was so well-cooked.

The Bistro does have one fine chef.

Mm-hmm. And I do have one fine husband. I know you’re going to protest this. I know you’re going to. But I feel absolutely terrible– I mean, really badly, that I didn’t get you anything.

Well, then stop feeling bad, ’cause this is a fact. Every single day I spend with you is a gift.

No.

[sighs] We really have been thrown many twists and turns throughout life, haven’t we? I mean, and it hasn’t been easy at all. But we always do seem to find our way back to each other, don’t we?

Always, my love. Always.

[romantic music]


I don’t mean to pontificate about child-rearing. I certainly have made my share of mistakes. But something about having adult children does give you a certain perspective.

Mm. A much wiser one, obviously. I’m grateful that you’re sharing it with me, especially since I have to see Tate tomorrow, and I– I really don’t want to screw it up with him. I mean, more than I already have.

Well, just show him a lot of respect, especially respect for his feelings. And be kind and be loving, that’s all.

[frantic knocking] Oh, my.

I’ll get that.

Please do.

[sighs]

Hey.

I know, I know, I know. I should have called or texted before just coming over here. But I just left Alex, and I have nowhere to go.

OK, OK.

I just figured that since we’re gonna go see Tate in the morning, I could just maybe– I can maybe sleep in Tate’s room tonight?

Of course you may.

Oh.

Oh, OK.

[phone ringing] That’s fine, that’s fine. Yeah. No, come in. I’ll–I’ll take you to Tate’s room.

Thank you.

[phone beeps] Bye-bye. Thank you so much, Marlena.

Hey, it’s Theresa. Leave a message.

[phone beeps]

Theresa, it’s me. I really hate how things just went down. If you could just call me and tell me where you’re staying, and let me know you’re OK.

[phone beeps]

[jazzy music]

I’m just scared, Melinda. I’m scared.

Of what?

You!

Me?

Yeah, you. Li and I were lovers, and if you hadn’t lured him into your trap, he’d still be with me, and very much alive!

I am gonna find out who did this, Stefan, not only because I love him, but because Harris is one of the best people that I have ever known. And if he doesn’t– I swear to God, I am gonna be more determined than ever to mow down this son of a bitch. Why aren’t you saying anything?

OK. Because I– I love a good revenge fantasy too, as much as anybody. Especially the gory ones. But Ava, the truth is, we may never know who shot Harris, especially if he–

Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t. Don’t you say it. Don’t you even think it.

[tense music]


No. Uh-uh.

[sighs]

Ava, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you.

Yeah. Yeah, well, you could tell that I was already pretty damn upset, right? And so what do you do? You just decide to add a little fuel to that fire and just make things worse, which you seem to be an expert at. So I’m gonna suggest that unless you have something slightly helpful to say, that you just shut the hell up, OK?

OK.

OK.

I’ll shut up.

Great. And Tripp still hasn’t answered. It is just–it’s unlike him.

[tense music]


[sighs]

I guess Marlena’s called it for the night. Hey, you want to talk about what happened with Alex?

No, I don’t want to bore you.

You’re not gonna bore me. I care about you. I know when you’re upset.

OK. Where do I even begin? I was tidying up the other night, right? And Alex’s jacket is on the chair, and so I go to put it away. And then this ring falls out of the pocket. And like anyone with a modicum of self-esteem, I think this ring is for me. Alex is gonna propose to me. So I’m walking on air and I’m waiting for this proposal to happen, and it turns out he’s not. He’s not proposing to me. He was never gonna propose to me. And I made it very clear to him that I thought that he was– he was gonna propose to me. And so I was so embarrassed and completely humiliated.

I’m–I’m sorry. Wow. Theresa, I’m actually really surprised. I had no idea that the two of you were even considering marriage.

[phone rings]

[sighs]

[phone beeps] Ugh. Yes, well, I was, obviously.

So you really– you really do love Alex?

[sighs] Damn it, Theresa.

[knocking] I’m glad you came back. Dr. Evans.

Yes.

Hi.

Hi. I’ve been trying to call you, but I keep getting your voicemail.

I’m sorry, I keep calling Theresa over and over and over again. I keep getting her voicemail. So I was oblivious to your calls. I’m sorry.

It’s all right. Theresa is at my house.

What?

She told Brady and me what happened, and I thought you might need someone to talk to.

Actually, I do. And I’m really grateful you’re here. Please, come on in.

[exhales]

You know, lady, I am struggling to figure out exactly who you are, and how you escaped the psych ward.

Actually, she was a client of mine.

Yeah, I know the both of you.

That’s right. Connie. Didn’t Li go on approximately one date with you?

Yeah. Well, one date could have turned into several. And it would have, if not for you. And I would have kept him safe.

Kept him safe? What are you, a character in a Stephen King novel?

Well, I’ll tell you what you are– a heartless floozy!

Whoa. That lady is tin-foil-hat crazy, huh? I don’t know why I ever took her on as a client. Hey, you OK?

Yeah, I’m fine. I’m just sad Li is gone. And I think about him a lot.

Oh, you guys actually had something, huh?

Yeah, we did. And I messed it up, totally. I was just at a point in my life where my career was up here, and everything else was way the hell down here, including my love life.

[laughs] I just– I took Li for granted. I back-burner-ed him, as they say. Don’t make the same mistake, Sloan. What you have with Eric, sure, it’s not perfect. But maybe it’s good enough. Embrace it. Cherish it.


Well, in spite of all my tiger mother worries, this turned out to be a really beautiful Valentine’s Day.

First of all, I love the tiger mother in you, and I truly respect how devoted you are to your kids, and ours.

Mm, our very adult kids.

Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Our very adult kids. So now, no more talk about those very adult kids. Instead–

[romantic music]

[gasps] * *

Kate Brady, my very beautiful, very sexy wife.

Mm.

May I have this dance?

[inhales sharply] Oh, you might certainly will.


OK. Since I… obviously seem to suck at cheering you up, how about I feed you?

I’m not hungry.

You need to eat. I can whip you something up in the kitchen. You have eggs? Maybe some ham, some prosciutto? Because I guarantee you, I will make you the best damn omelet of your life, which is saying a lot, because you are an amazing cook. So come on. Why don’t you sit down, put your feet up–

Stefan, why–why are you doing this? What’s in this for you?

[tense music]

I–

Theresa, it wasn’t a trick question. Do you love Alex?

[dramatic music]


Why else would I want to marry him?

I don’t know.

[laughs] I mean, I’m just thinking maybe–no.

What?

No, no, no, no, no.

What are you thinking? What?

All right. OK. All right. He’s coming into a lot of money, if he hasn’t already. And I don’t mean to sound crass. I don’t. I just thought that might have– have a little bit to do with your motivation. That’s all.

Xander? This can’t be right. Xander is Victor’s son? Well, that is crass, Brady. And that’s surprising, considering I– I thought that we were getting along lately. I thought that we were getting closer, and now you’re accusing me of being a gold digger?

OK. OK, Theresa. I’m sorry. OK. My apologies. I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry for saying that to you. I’m also very– I’m really happy that since you’ve been back, we have been getting closer. I like that. And I really don’t like that he hurt you. I’m sorry. Come here. Sorry.

What an idiot, though, right, leaving the ring inside the jacket like that. Of course she expected a proposal. When it didn’t happen, she freaked out, and she ran out of the restaurant. She came back here and started packing up all of her stuff into a suitcase. I tried to stop her from leaving. She wasn’t having it.

Well, she’s hurt and embarrassed.

Yeah. Yeah, she definitely was. But you know, Dr. Evans, I do care about Theresa. But–

But what?

I went to this meeting for, like, qualifying loved ones of addicts. Everybody in there was sharing their feelings and their stories, and I just shot my hand up. Said hi, I’m Alex. And God, I just got everything off my chest. I talked about Theresa, I talked about her addiction, I talked about how much she meant to me, how much I care for her. And I admitted that I wasn’t sure that I was able to get into a long commitment to somebody who’s dealing with problems like that, just like I admitted to you, too.

Yes, you did.

I also admitted that I might not be too sure about becoming a stepfather quite yet.

Well, Alex, I think you got to be true to yourself. That’s what’s important.

Yeah.

You did the right thing for both of you.

Sloan, you are not seeing things clearly. Look, Eric is not only your partner and your lover, your best friend, he is the father of your baby. You have a family now. So you need to stop focusing on what you’re not getting, and focus on being supportive of Eric’s devotion to Jude. And maybe be a tad more supportive of the little guy yourself. I mean, you are his mother, for heaven’s sake.

Yeah, not really, though.

Oh, no. Do not go there.

Where? Don’t go to the truth? That my husband’s ex-wife, AKA Nicole DiMera, is actually that little baby’s mother that we stole from her?

Shh! Oh my God, Sloan. You better damn well remember what all that we did to get you that baby. And more importantly, you better remember that if anyone finds out what we did, our lives are ruined.

I know. I know.

[sighs]

[romantic music]

What do you say we go upstairs, and I could give you my Valentine’s Day gift?

You said you didn’t get me anything.

Well, this gift doesn’t come wrapped. It doesn’t need wrapping.

Oh.

Mm.

My favorite kind of gift.

And you’re my favorite kind of everything. I love you, Roman Brady.

I love you, Kate Brady. And now I am definitely ready for the gift that needs no wrapping.

Mm-hmm. Then come with me.

[blows]


I don’t usually do late-night house calls, but I– I thought you might need it.

Well, I’m grateful you did. Honestly, this whole Theresa situation, to use therapy speak, it destabilized me.

I understand. And I’m also impressed with your self-awareness.

I couldn’t have done it without you, to be honest.

[chuckles] Dr. Evans, I keep thinking about the other night in your office, when you said that if it was real love, true love, it’ll last. I think I love Theresa.

I think you’re right. I think that you do. But I think your love is not unconditional. I think you have a hard time accepting that she had a drug addiction. And you also have a hard time thinking about yourself as a– as a stepparent. Those two things are never, ever going to change.


Mm. OK. I’m gonna just table this discussion for tonight, and I don’t want to talk about anything else that has to do with my love life. I just want to talk about seeing our son, Tate, tomorrow.

That is fine by me. And I got to be honest with you, I’m nervous about seeing my own son.

Me too.

I’m nervous.

I know. I also am nervous about how I think that maybe he’s not really doing as well as he says he is in his letters. And I’m nervous I am gonna cry me a river when I first see him.

And as you cry a big old river, he’s gonna understand. He’ll be fine.

Yeah, I know. He’s got such a good heart, doesn’t he, our kid?

He’s a pretty good kid. He’s got a really good heart. And by the way, while we’re being honest with each other, while we’re sitting here sober, I’ll always be there for you.

[gentle music]

Like tonight.


Like tonight.


Brady.

Thanks.

I’ll see you bright and early.

I’ll see you.

OK.

Get some sleep.

Yeah.


[sighs]


I get it, Melinda. And no one will ever find out… about Jude, where he came from.

They better not. And you better not drink any more.

Fine, I’ll stop.

No, don’t just stop, all right? Go home. You have a husband and a baby waiting for you there. God.

No, don’t you dare. Not tonight. It’s on me, please.

Thank you. And call me anytime if you need to vent. Just don’t vent to anyone else.

OK, I got it.


Can I please get another bourbon on a big rock?


Why does there have to be something in it for me to be nice? You’re having a hard time, and I’m here for you. That’s it.

[phone rings]

It’s the hospital. Hello? Yes, this is Ava Vitali. No, he’s not with me. What–what do you mean?

[dramatic music]


OK. Yes, yes. Yes, I will. And please have him call me as soon as you– you hear from him.


What is it?

Tripp.


He never showed up for work tonight.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

So it was a success? They got all the cancer out?

By all indications, yes. The lymph nodes were clear. There was no metastases, and we were able to preserve the parathyroid.

Oh, that is such great news.

So what’s the next step in her recovery?

Mainly just a lot of rest. But she may have a little pain in the incision site, but it’s nothing to worry about. And she might have some difficulty speaking.

Difficulty speaking? Well, she’s not going to like that.

Well, it’s just temporary. In the meantime, the hospital will give her a whiteboard and some post-it notes if she wants to say something.

When can she come home?

Well, I’d like to keep her here for a couple of days, keep an eye on her. I can talk to you later about some follow-ups and long-term care. Yeah.

[sighs] You hear that, Mama? You’re going to be OK. You are going to be more than OK.

So, you know, this is cause for celebration.

Yes.

Mm, agreed. And I’ve heard it’s not the only cause of celebration.

What a wonderful dinner you prepared, Konstantin. What was it again?

Pastitsio. It’s a Greek lasagna, an old family recipe that was probably written on papyrus.

Well, it was delicious. And I’m sure it was much appreciated by the newest residents of the Kiriakis mansion, Chad and Charlotte, Thomas, Julie, and Doug.

Oh, such a terrible misfortune losing their house in a fire.

Yeah, and it meant so much to them, to all of us. But wasn’t it wonderful, in spite of everything that they’ve gone through, Doug and Julie, they were so spirited tonight, so determinedly upbeat?

And still so much in love, it seems.

Definitely. Oh, when they sang that duet.

Oh.

Oh, my goodness.

A moving performance.

[laughs] It was. I was also moved when Charlotte and Thomas lit up when you handed them those candied hearts. I know that cheered up Chad and– a great deal to see his precious children smile.

I adore the little ones. They are so cute.

Yeah.

And it was wonderful to see you cheer up as well, Maggie.

Well, thanks, in great part to you, Konstantin.

Well, I hope I can cheer you up a little further with this.

Well, well, well. So is this the elusive Everett Lynch?

Hey.

Oh, my God. Bobby?

[tense music]


Excuse me? Who’s Bobby? Who are you?

Who– are you being serious right now? Why are you pretending to not know who I am?

What is going on?

I’ll tell you what’s going on. This man is my ex-husband. This is Bobby Stein.

Ex-husband?

What?

Whoa, uh, look, I– I don’t know who Bobby Stein is, nor do I have any idea who you are.

Liar!

Whoa! Ma’am, we’ve never met before. I’ve never met this woman before.

How can you say that?

Uh, because it’s true. Look, I have no idea why you seem so angry right now.

The hell you don’t.

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Let’s just– let’s take a step back here, OK? Now, was it possible that your ex-husband and Everett just happened to look alike?

No. It’s him. Even behind that beard, I can tell that you are the man that I was a fool to marry. You broke my heart. You broke my spirit. And you left me, and you never even bothered to look back. You are Bobby Stein.


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Well, congratulations, you two. And, Chanel, you make a stunning bride. But you are stunning anyway, just like your mom. Look at her, glamorous in a hospital gown.

Mama would look glamorous even in “Sesame Street” pajamas.

I agree with that.

Hey, you know what? I just realized our anniversary is on Valentine’s Day, just like yours.

Ah, well, welcome to the club.

It’s beautiful. Such kind words.

And every one is true. You know, Maggie dear, I know I am not, as the Americans would say, your– your Valentine. Don’t they also say the greeting card companies invented the holiday?

Yeah, that’s the rumor.

Anyway, I don’t want to cross any boundary with this. I simply want to tell you how much you mean to me.

Jada, look at me. Jada, please. Look at me. This man, this man’s name is Everett, Everett Lynch. He works at “The Spectator.”

OK. OK, Everett, how about this, huh? One second. Here, see for yourself.

OK. I mean, yeah, I definitely see the resemblance. But I mean, we all have– what– doppelgangers or people who look like us. There are billion people waddling around this planet.

That is not a doppelganger. That is you. That’s you, and you know damn well it is.

Look, I honestly don’t know what more I can say or do to convince you that this complete stranger isn’t me.

OK. How about I prove that he is? How about I haul your ass down to the station right now and I run your prints, and you tell me that they won’t come back as Robert Stein?


Say it again, Mama, but just a little louder this time.

Here you go.

[groaning]

[laughter]

Well, of course you are. You haven’t eaten anything since before midnight last night.

Well, unfortunately, she can’t have anything till the morning. I’m sorry, Paulina, but only ice chips tonight, OK? Tomorrow we’ll get you on a little more regular diet– soft foods, pudding, scrambled eggs, yogurt, that sort of thing. We’ll prepare a menu for you. I’m sorry. I’ll check in tomorrow, OK?

All right. Thanks for everything, Kayla.

Absolutely. And if you need anything, you guys just call me, all right?

Can I get you anything, Mama? Magazines? Or I can go home and get some books for you so that you can read them. Or I can make calls for you for work or whatever. And I’ll make sure that I call Big Mama tonight and give her the lowdown on everything. But for now, just tell me what you need.

Yes, please. And I’ll do whatever I can. I’m happy to make a run to the store. I can run by your place, grab those books.

You know, in Greece, it is not the tradition to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Oh, no?

No, no, no. However, on February th, we do celebrate and honor Saint Priscilla and Saint Aquila, a couple who traveled with Saint Paul to spread the gospel.

Oh. Well, I remember Victor telling me tales about certain Greek holidays that were just excuses to sit around a table eating and laughing and shouting at each other.

That is true, I must admit.

That’s certainly not the holiday that you described. I’m sure you know that Victor was a wonderful storyteller–

Hmm.

–so erudite when it came to Greek mythology. He used to compare our love to Eros and Psyche, me being Psyche, a woman of unmatched beauty, and he’s Eros, an unsightly beast, who was madly in love with Psyche.

That is a lovely and, some might say, a well-worn tale. But did you know that in Greek, Psyche actually means “soul”?

Hmm. I did not know that.

Well, now you do. And speaking of souls, it is a privilege to get to know you better and better, Maggie, and to celebrate your incredible soul.

That’s very kind. Konstantin, though, you have a very generous and gentle heart. I could see that when– I don’t know, when the way you interacted with Thomas and Charlotte earlier.

I admit, I have a soft spot for the little ones.

That’s obvious. You know, I wonder, we never talk about it. Do you have any children of your own?

[tense music]


Uh, look, Rafe, I– I mean this totally genuinely, and I’m not trying to sound disrespectful. But is it– is it possible that, I don’t know, that she’s losing it?

Losing it? I’m losing it? OK, OK. I’m not the one pretending to be someone else. I’m not the one who’s gaslighting his ex-wife. So let me– let me jog your memory for you, OK, Bobby?

The name is Everett.

Years ago, when I discovered that you cheated on me, I filed for divorce, and I served you your papers. You–

Jada, Jada.

You turned into a ghost. And I don’t know, I assumed that you just got in too deep with those shady poker guys. Or I don’t know, maybe you just changed your identity and started a whole new life.

Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen. What you’re saying right now makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills. OK, look, I know that the stress of your profession is very taxing emotionally, psychologically.

Oh, no, don’t you go there.

But I’m not– I’m not who you think I am, OK? I’m not Bobby Stein, nor have I ever been Bobby Stein. You and I were never married, nor have I ever been married. And that is the God’s honest truth.

So when you finally woke up from that coma, were you as lucid as you are now?

No, I wasn’t. I mean, my first diagnosis was retrograde amnesia, which is inability to access memories or information from before an accident or an injury or disease. So, you know, all they could tell me was to– to give it time.

Wait.

What?

After the accident, you said you had memory loss. Could that be why you don’t remember Jada and that you were married to her? Could it be because of the accident?


For Chanel and Johnny–

Oh my goodness, you did not. My employee said they were going to send us a specially made cake. Wow, thank you so much.

Of course.

Hey, when you get a chance, would you mind telling Dr. Johnson we’d love her to come and have a piece of cake with us?

I will do that.

Thank you. Take a look at this thing?

OK.

OK. Oh.

So who cuts the cake?

Well, traditionally, that honor is reserved for the bride and groom.

Shall we?

Yes.

If you wouldn’t mind, sir.

Not at all.

OK.

All right.

Here we go.

Oh, hold on, let me see.

[laughter] It’s red velvet.

Very nice.

So good. Oh, of course, Mama. Of course.

Yes.

[laughter]

Sorry to interrupt, Doctor.

Ahh.

I’ve been told there’s some cake waiting for you in the Price room.

Oh, I love cake. Thank you.

Oh, also, I thought you should know, Tripp hasn’t shown up for his shift.

Huh? Well, that’s odd.

Yeah.

I’ll reach out for him now. Thank you.

[tense music]


I see my question upset you. I’m sorry.

No, no, there’s no need for you to be sorry. We are friends. You asked me if I had any children, and why would you not? That is a perfectly reasonable question. Yes, I had a child, a daughter, Katerina. She was my– my…

[speaks in Greek] my heart. She was everything to me. And then she was gone. It happened many years ago in a fishing village not too far from Athens. It was tragic, an accident. And she was so young and beautiful inside and out, my Katerina.

Konstantin, I’m sorry. I know what it’s like. I know what it’s like to lose a child. The pain, it– it reaches the depths of your being. And even though time lessens the acuteness of it, it’s there. It’s always there, the pain.

Yes, it is. I tried to conjure up memories of her tender smile, the way the– the sun shone off my daughter’s beautiful hair. It is those memories that delivered to me some kind of peace, serenity.

Yes, it’s true. I was in an accident. I got hit by a car, one of those giant pickup trucks. I count my blessings every single day I’m alive.

It was my fault. I asked him to run errands, and he was just crossing the street and–

Steph, please, please. The only person who bears responsibility for that accident is the genius driver, who was, I’m told, playing “Candy Crush” on his phone at the time. Anyway, I’m not sure why we’re telling them this. But anyway, after I was struck down, I was apparently carted off in an ambulance, close to death, and placed into a medically induced coma for a year.

So he disappeared. I thought he ghosted me. I was confused, obviously, heartbroken, until he came back a couple of months ago. And he tracked me down.

I don’t buy it.

Well, speaking for myself, I don’t know what to believe right now. So if it’s OK with you, Everett, I’m going to personally look into this. And hopefully, we’ll get it all straightened out.

Yes, great. I love it; look into it. I have nothing to hide.

OK, fine. I mean, as we all know, you know, people do get amnesia all the time, and they can forget whole chapters of their life. So yes, why don’t you feel free to explore that idea? But I can tell– I can tell by looking in your eyes that you know me, and you know that we were married. And you know that you are still the same lying, cheating son of a bitch.

You are obviously in a world of pain from how you were treated, apparently, by your ex-husband. And that must be the reason that you would throw these kind of insane insults at a man who has never, ever laid eyes on you before. So let me just say this one more time so that you can finally accept it, and we can move on. I’m not your ex-husband. I am not Bobby Stein. My name is Everett Lynch.

[tense music]


Hey, Tripp, it’s Kayla. I’m at the hospital, and you’re not. So I’m just wondering if maybe you lost track of time. I mean, maybe you’re out for a nice Valentine’s dinner with Wendy. Or maybe you’re going off to the Cache Cupid Geo Hunt? Is that how you say it? Anyway, I’m sure everything’s OK. But maybe you could just give me a call and let me know? OK, bye.

OK, look at you, all John Mayer with your guitar.

Yeah. Well, you know, I just figured since we didn’t hire a band for our lavish wedding that I would fill in. Any requests?

Ooh, how about Ed Sheeran? Oh, or maybe Taylor Swift? You know I’m a big Swiftie at heart.

Who doesn’t know that?

Oh, no. You know what? How about you surprise us?

Oh, you want a surprise? OK, sounds good. But just remember that you asked for it.

[light guitar music] * * * My whole life I’ve lived in second gear * * Trying to go somewhere but got stuck here * * The day I met you it changed my life * * I saw the sparkle in your sunshine eyes * * No longer alone * * On top of the world * * On top of the world * * * * I love those pretty eyes and your smile * * And when you look my way * * There’s no denial * * The sun is shining bright * * It’s crystal clear * * The day is looking up because you’re near * * No longer alone * * On top of the world *

Konstantin, what about Katerina’s mother?

Oh.

[scoffs]

Oh, OK, never mind.

No.

We can change the subject, really.

It is fine. It is fine. I feel so at ease with you, Maggie. Katerina’s mother, well, I adored her. She was one of the great loves of my life, and she was a wonderful mother to our Katerina. But when we lost her, our Katerina, there was this emptiness, this unspeakable sadness. The marriage did not survive.

[gentle music]

Mm.

Yeah, you’re not Bobby. So we’re all supposed to just take your word for it, even though he looks and sounds exactly like Bobby.

All right, look, this isn’t going anywhere, at least not anywhere good. So why don’t we all just take a deep breath and we’ll call it a night?

I think that’s a good idea.

Yeah.

Fine. But, Stephanie, I can tell that you have feelings for this guy. Oh, I know that you are a really good person, and I think that you know that I am not a complete lunatic. So please, please believe me tonight for what I know to be true. Please– please don’t allow yourself to be sandbagged longer than you already have been. And I know who you are. And you will be found out. And you will eventually get what you deserve.

[groans] Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

I don’t– I don’t know what to think or what to say.

Yeah. Steph, how well do you know her?

Jada is my friend. She has always been so warm and kind. And she did tell me about her ex, how he cheated on her and lied to her and broke her heart.

Yeah. I mean, that must have been so hard for her. But I mean, to come after me like that, to accuse me of breaking her spirit on and on about how I cheated on her, how I lied to her, I mean– what? What are you– what are you– what are you thinking?

It’s just everything she said and that photo– Everett, are you really telling the truth? Are you really not Bobby Stein?

[tense music]

I’m terribly sorry you lost your daughter, Konstantin, your Katerina. I’m always here if you ever need to talk.

That means so much to me. And now I must ask you for something. And you can say no, of course. May I kiss you?

[laughs]

Good night, Maggie.

[guitar strumming]

* On top of the world * * Mm, yeah * * *

[applause] Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

[laughter]

Yes, yes, you really are. And you are talented and charming. And I am so lucky that you are all my husband.

You certainly are, wife.

[tense music]

What’s going on? Do you need something, Paulina? What do you need? The doctor did say the anesthetic might make you nauseous.

OK, I’ll go get the doctor.

[groans]

[grunting]

Jada! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Hey. Can you just talk to me? OK. All right, what happened back there, I’ve never seen you lose it like that before.

Because that man, Everett, he is a duplicitous con man who is a liar, and I was stupid enough to even marry. And now he’s doing this whole, what, this disappearing act, and he’s changing his whole identity. And he has the nerve. He’s claiming that I’m the one– I’m the one that lost it?

Yeah.

So yeah, yeah, yeah, that was– that was a lot for me to take in.

I understand. I understand. It’s just he claims he doesn’t know you.

He is a liar! He’s a liar!

Yeah, OK. Obviously, this has really freaked you out, and understandably so. Yeah, it’s just– oh, I’ve hung out with Everett a few times. He seems like a decent guy.

Oh my God. You think I’m the one that’s lying, don’t you?

[tense music]

Are you asking me if– if I am not Bobby Stein, a name I have never heard before it came out of the mouth of a woman I have never seen before? Stephanie, you could hook me up to every lie detector in the country, and I would tell you that your friend, Jada, is a complete stranger to me.

But the photo.

So she married a guy who looks like me. There are people in the world who look like each other, look-alikes, you know? And my God, I think I’d know my own name, all right? And it is not Stein. It is Lynch. My name is Everett Lynch. It is– it is on my driver’s license. Do you want to see it?

No, I don’t. I just–

What? You just what?

Is it possible that you don’t remember your past life with Jada because of the accident?

No. It is not possible. In fact, it is impossible. I mean, yes, there are– there are gaps in my memory, OK, you know, like maybe movies that I forgot that I saw or friends’ bachelor parties that I forgot getting bombed at, but not years or entire relationships. I mean, I think I’d remember getting married.

It’s an engagement ring. The question is, why do you have one?

OK. The truth is I bought it a long time ago, before the accident.

For me? Everett, you were going to ask me to marry you? The ring I found–

What? What about it?

So is that why your marriage ended, because your ex cheated on you?

Well, that was the main reason. But it was how I found out.

And how was that?

One day, I was checking our credit card bill, and I found a really big charge from a jewelry store. And since he hadn’t bought me any jewelry in months, well, you get the idea.

What’s going on? Are you OK?

No, I’m not OK. Because if– if Jada is telling the truth and you’re Bobby, it means I’m the other woman.

[gentle music]


[sobbing]

No, no, no. No, I am not saying that Jada, no. No, of course I don’t think that you’re a liar.

Well, you’re going on and on about how Everett’s this decent, nice guy like he can’t be a liar, right?

No, no, no, I only said that because–

Because what?

Because I just think– hey, I just think that we need to be careful with this, OK? You’re accusing someone of falsifying their identity, your ex-husband. I just think that you need to be % sure before you take that shot. Are you sure?

All I can say is that as soon as I saw him, there’s just all these– there’s all these old wounds just opened up, all the resentment, all the pain, all the hurt.

Yeah.

All that work that I put in to put that part of my life behind me, it just feels like it was just yesterday. So yeah, yeah, yeah, I lost it. I lashed out, because you don’t know– you don’t know what Bobby did to me and what he might do to Stephanie.

I understand.

I’m going to go to the station right now. I am going to find everything there is about Everett Lynch, no stone unturned.

OK, hold on. Jada, Jada, Jada, Jada. Just hold on, OK? I know how important this is to you. And because of that, it’s important to me as well, all right? But it’s late. And let’s not forget it’s also Valentine’s Day, right? So how about this, why don’t– why don’t we just try and salvage what’s left of this night? And then, tomorrow– tomorrow, I promise you, we will get to the bottom of this Bobby everything, all right? We’ll go– we can go back to my place, order from your favorite Thai restaurant, right? They can deliver those spring rolls, you love those, and the drunken noodles. And we can just hang out or watch a movie or whatever. Does that sound OK to you?

Sure. Yeah, let’s do it.

OK, great. I promise you, tomorrow we will find out what is going on with this thing, OK? Promise.

Steph, come on. You can’t possibly believe something that preposterous, that my actual name is Bobby Stein. I mean, it’s legit insanity.

Everett, you bought a ring. You were going to propose to me. You said that.

Yeah, I did. But that’s relevant because?

It’s relevant because Jada said that Bobby bought a ring for another woman, which means he was cheating on her with, it seems, me.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. But that only makes sense if I’m Bobby, which I’m not. I mean, Steph, I’m not– I’m not a cheater, all right?

How do you know if you can’t remember? Oh my God. I feel like I’m going crazy.

Listen. Hey, hey, hey, hey. It’s OK. It’s OK. Let’s just take a beat, all right? Let’s calm down. Please, please, please. Let’s go back to my room. Let’s have a nightcap and talk about this like two mature adults, OK?

I’m– I don’t think that’s such a good idea. I’ll see you later.

Steph? Hey.

Uh, hey, Tripp. It’s me again. Are you coming in tonight? I’m kind of starting to get worried. And since your phone is going straight to voicemail, I’m assuming that it’s– that it’s dead. Maybe I’ll just try Wendy. OK, bye.

Doctor, code MI.

Oh.

Mama! Mama!

Stay with us. Stay with us, baby. Stay with us. Stay with us.

What’s happening?

I’m not sure. Carol, get me some aspirin and some nitroglycerin. Get Dr. DeVos from cardiology over here. Take it easy, Paulina. Help is on its way. Take it easy.

[tense music]

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In the interrogation room, Justin asks how Xander is holding up. Xander says about as well as could be expected and he’s glad they let him out of his cell to talk to them. Xander asks how everyone is holding up after the fire. Sarah informs him that Doug, Julie, Chad and the kids all moved in to the Kiriakis Mansion and went back to the Horton house to assess the damage. Xander is thankful no one was hurt. Justin wishes they could get him out but after finding the gun at his apartment. Sarah apologizes for not staying while the police searched the apartment but Victoria was crying and she took her to the Kiriakis Mansion. Xander says there’s nothing Sarah could’ve done as someone would’ve planted the gun whether she was there or not. Xander insists that he’s being set up and asks Justin if he believes him. Justin assures that he believes him and will prove it. Justin hopes that Harris will explain everything when he wakes up. Sarah notes that’s if he wakes up and it will be awhile. Xander worries that time is not on their side and that whoever planted the gun is planning their next move as they speak. Rafe enters the room. Xander tells him that he’s being framed and argues that he barely knows Harris Michaels and has no connection to him. Rafe responds that he is sure that Xander does have a connection to the $50,000 that was placed in his account today from an untraceable offshore account.

Clyde paces outside in the prison yard and pulls out his phone to call Stefan, who asks what now. Clyde thinks Stefan knows what and tells him to come pay him a visit to clarify. Stefan doesn’t think that’s a good idea since last time he was there, he got in trouble with the cops. Clyde informs Stefan that it’s not a request, but an order as he hangs up.

Ava watches Harris through the window of his hospital room. Ava thinks back to finding Harris on the docks after he was shot. The cop comes over and tells Ava no loitering and it’s family only. Ava argues that she’s the closest thing to family that Harris has got. The cop then warns her to leave before he has her removed from the premises.

Steve and John talk on the phone about not being able to find anyone who saw Tripp and Wendy. Steve says he’s checked every lead he can think of for clues. John says he has a list of everyone who signed up for the geocaching event so he will be busy checking in with them and it will be awhile until he’s back at the office. John tells Steve to hang in there as they are going to find Tripp and Wendy. Steve thanks him and says to keep him posted as they hang up. Konstantin then shows up at the Black Patch office and asks Steve if this is a bad time. Steve asks what he wants. Konstantin comments on Steve seeming to be in a foul mood and assumes it’s because his son is missing. Steve asks how he knew that. Konstantin explains he overheard nurses talking at the hospital about Tripp not showing up for his shift. Steve questions what that has to do with him and what he wants. Konstantin says he just wanted to give him his take on his missing son. Konstantin calls it karmic justice if something happened to Tripp because his daughter was killed by The Pawn while Steve just stood there watching, which makes him equally responsible for her death.

Ava pleads with the cop, explaining that she’s having a really bad day as her son Tripp has gone missing. Ava points out that Tripp was the one who helped Harris on the docks, so if it wasn’t for Tripp and for her finding Harris in the first place, he might not even be with them right now. Ava knows it would do Harris well to know that she was there. Ava asks the cop to bend the rules just a little bit, but he refuses. Ava decides to call Rafe and claims they are very close. Officer Godfrey informs Ava that it was actually Rafe who ordered him not to let Ava in to see Harris under any circumstances.

Xander argues that he has no idea why or how $50,000 was deposited in to his account. Justin calls it further proof that Xander is being framed. Xander adds that if he was doing something nefarious, he wouldn’t broadcast it to the world by having the money put in his personal checking account. Rafe asks about the text message that Xander received that asked “Is it done?”, adding that the gun used to shoot Harris was found in Xander’s apartment. Xander repeats that he doesn’t know how that got there while Justin says he already explained that and asks if there’s no other evidence, but Rafe reveals that he has an eye witness to the crime.

Steve tells Konstantin that he has no idea what he’s talking about. Konstantin argues that Steve was The Pawn’s handler and Victor sent them to Greece. Konstantin says they went one step too far and killed his daughter Catharina in cold blood. Steve doesn’t know what game he’s trying to play, but says he has it all wrong. Steve argues that he didn’t even know Konstantin had a daughter and asks what proof he has, questioning if he actually saw this Pawn kill his daughter.

Rafe informs Xander that they have a witness who saw him running near the Bistro on the night of the shooting and that it looked like he was in a hurry. Xander argues that everyone who is running looks like they are in a hurry, complaining that it was cold and he was trying to keep his heart rate up. Xander asks if Sarah believes him, which she asures that she does. Rafe warns that she might have second thoughts when she sees this as he presents a security photo of the shooter standing over Harris. Sarah says it can’t be. Xander insists that’s not him and that plenty of people wear similar running clothes. Justin argues that you can’t even see his face so there is no way to identify Xander as the shooter based on that photo.

Ava paces at the hospital until a nurse comes out of Harris’s room. Ava asks how he’s doing and if she can tell her if there’s any improvement in his condition. She says she can’t tell her unless he’s family. Ava responds that Harris doesn’t have any family so she is all he has and she knows if she was in there, it could help his recovery. Ava points out that they say coma patients respond to their loved ones’ voices. The nurse responds that she’s sorry as she really wishes she could help.

Stefan meets Clyde at the prison yard and questions why they are meeting out here instead of the visitor’s room. Clyde says he needed fresh air and assures that he won’t get shot unless he orders it. Stefan wants to make this brief and asks what the hell he wants from him. Clyde responds that he wanted to see him face to face to tell him how disappointed he is in him. Clyde reveals that Stefan had an order to shoot and kill yet somehow, Harris Michaels is still alive. Clyde believes that Stefan didn’t really want Harris to die. Clyde warns that if Stefan disobeyed an order, there will be consequences. Stefan argues that he did exactly what he was ordered to do. Clyde explains that Stefan dressed up as Xander and sent Harris the bogus text as Ava, which he calls child’s play and says anyone could’ve done that. Stefan flashes back, revealing that he was the one who shot Harris. Stefan complains that he shot Harris twice and didn’t know Ava would show up and call Tripp to save him. Clyde insists that next time, Stefan shoot Harris three times and kick him in to the river if he has to. Stefan argues that there won’t be a next time as he did exactly what he said to do and there’s no indication that Harris will wake up. Stefan declares that he did it for Gabi and asks if she is still okay. Clyde responds that Gabi is still breathing, for now.

Xander tells Rafe that the man in the picture is not him, so obviously someone dressed like him to commit the crime and planted the gun in his apartment, insisting that he’s being framed. Justin argues that when this much evidence falls in to place so easily, there has to be other forces at play. Rafe questions who would want to frame Xander and why. Xander wishes he knew but says no one comes to mind offhand, except maybe possibly one of the DiMeras since there is no love lost between DiMeras and the Kiriakis family. Xander adds that he recently received a distorted phone call, instructing him to eliminate someone, and he went to the DiMera Mansion to confront EJ because he thought he was behind it but EJ wasn’t there, so he talked to Stefan. Rafe questions Xander going to the DiMera Mansion instead of the police and asks what he was thinking. Xander admits he wasn’t thinking.

Konstantin tells Steve that he didn’t witness The Pawn shoot his daughter because he was unconscious during the attack, but when he woke up, he saw her on the floor, dead. Steve asks how he can be sure that The Pawn was the shooter then. Konstantin responds that the only people in the room when he was attacked were Steve and The Pawn, who he knows as John. Konstantin has no doubt that John was there that day, even though he did not see his face but says he will never forget his murdering eyes. Konstantin tells Steve that he can look in to his one eye and read him like a book, so he knows that Steve knows every word he has shared is true. Steve tells Konstantin that whatever happened to his daughter had nothing to do with him or John. Konstantin insists that he knows in his heart that John Black aka The Pawn killed his daughter in cold blood and that Steve was an accessory to that crime. Steve calls it a lie. Konstantin says he swore on Catharina’s soul that he would avenge her death and he will not rest until he makes good on that promise. John then enters the office and questions what the hell is going on here.

Justin decides he will give Sarah and Xander some time alone as he gets back to the office. Xander asks if Justin can get him out on bail now that Rafe agrees he’s being set up. Justin says that Rafe agreed to consider it and he won’t give up fighting for him, but he’s afraid that they may have a tough road ahead. Sarah thanks Justin as he exits. Sarah knows Justin doesn’t want to get Xander’s hopes up but says that every bit of evidence points to a set up and now Rafe believes that. Xander worries if Rafe could be just pretending to try to get him to say something incriminating. Sarah insists that Rafe wouldn’t do that. Xander says that whoever is out there trying to make him look like a murderer. Xander complains that he finally turned his life around with Sarah and Victoria and he was so proud of his work at the Spectator and that he’s gained Sarah’s trust. Sarah assures he hasn’t lost that which Xander says he’s very grateful for. Xander states that being implicated in this terrible crime is making him doubt himself all over again. Sarah asks why doubt himself if he knows he’s innocent. Xander feels trouble follows him everywhere he goes no matter how hard he tries to be a good person and stand up citizen as he always makes a bad choice or gets punished along the way which is what’s happening now. Xander wouldn’t blame Sarah if she wanted to get away from all of this. Xander tells Sarah that he loves her and that she and Victoria are everything to him, so he wants them to be happy and not burdened by his bad choices. Xander says if Sarah decides to take Victoria and start a new life without him, he will understand.

Rafe enters Harris’s hospital room and sends Officer Godfrey on break to relieve him from his duties for awhile. Rafe comments that Harris has been on the force for about four months and he’s already in here, fighting for his life. Rafe encourages that Harris is a tough SOB and brings up his past as a navy SEAL. Rafe says Harris doesn’t quit or give up because he’s a fighter. Rafe tells him no to go giving up on him now. Rafe urges Harris to get out of here and heal up, then they will find the bastard who did this to him and take him down. Rafe then looks over and sees Ava looking through the window. Rafe exits the room and tells Ava that she shouldn’t be there. Ava questions why he’s so hellbent on keeping her from seeing Harris. Rafe says it’s for her good and his. Ava agrees to try and accept that. Ava says she’s really sorry about this whole mess as if she hadn’t gotten involved with Clyde and his drug operation, none of this would have happened. Rafe tells Ava that it’s not her fault as he knows she and Harris were just trying to bring Clyde down. Ava points out that didn’t do a lot of good. Ava asks Rafe to please let her see Harris, worrying about if something happens and she doesn’t get to say goodbye. Ava jokes that she’ll go on social media and say mean things about Rafe. Rafe responds that he’s not on social media, but he does have a heart so he allows Ava to go in to see Harris. Ava thanks Rafe and heads in to the room.

Stefan pleads with Clyde not to hurt Gabi as she’s suffered enough. Clyde warns Stefan to follow his orders and then Gabi will be in perfect health. Stefan asks Clyde about Tripp missing and assumes he had something to do with that. Clyde responds that if he did, it was only for insurance. Clyde insists that Ava has gone soft, so if Tripp has gone missing, it’s all on her. Stefan asks if Ava knows what he needs from her. Clyde declares that if she doesn’t, she soon will.

John warns that Konstantin has a lot of nerve showing up here. Steve says that he was just about to leave. Konstantin asks if John is not curious about what they were discussing. John guesses he’s here to taunt them about how he was messing with his head in their last encounter. Konstantin says he was actually talking to Steve about his daughter, who he’s certain that John might remember. John responds that he’s never heard of Catharina and that he’s never laid eyes on him until he came to Salem, so he knows nothing about his daughter. Konstantin assures that John will remember everything about her in due time. Konstantin tells Steve that he hopes his son turns up, because he hates to imagine what Steve would do if someone hurt or killed his son. Konstantin assumes Steve would seek revenge. Steve warns him to never threaten his son and yells at him to get out as he exits.

Stefan tells Clyde that maybe Ava has softened but it’s because she cares about Harris, she’s human and has a heart. Stefan adds that Ava is also smart and savvy which is why she’s been loyal to Clyde down the line. Stefan insists that Ava has not blown him out of the water yet. Clyde orders Stefan to get back to Salem, keep an eye on Ava and make sure she keeps her mouth shut and stays loyal which Stefan agrees to do. Clyde adds that if somehow, Harris recovers and regains consciousness, Stefan better make sure he loses it again, permanently this time.

Ava sits next to Harris in his hospital room and tells him that she is there and she hopes he can hear her. Ava brings up when they first met and how Harris had her back and believed in her right from the get go, back when they were in Bayview. Ava states that Harris saved her so many times, mostly from herself and she repaid him by pushing him away when she didn’t want to. Ava calls herself her own worst enemy. Ava adds that Harris has loved her like no one ever has and she loves him for that and so many other reasons. Ava cries that she can’t lose him and kisses him. Harris then suddenly begins to wake up, shocking Ava.

John tells Steve that he doesn’t get it and questions Konstantin’s motive for showing up. Steve responds that he doesn’t know as he was just spinning some yarn about the past, trying to take their attention off of him conning Maggie. Steve says he doesn’t have another minute to waste on him because his son is missing. Steve asks if there are any leads. John talks about a girl at the Bakery seeing Tripp and Wendy during the geocaching event and that Eric and Sloan briefly saw them while coming home from dinner, but didn’t get to ask them where they were heading.

Konstantin sits in the town square and declares that he will get his revenge against Steve, but before he does, he must deal with John. Konstantin says he will take great pleasure in playing John like a fiddle until his strings are broken and then, John will finally pay the ultimate price for what he’s taken away from him.

Sarah tells Xander that there was a time when she would’ve believed if he was guilty, but the Xander that she knows and loves today wouldn’t risk his life with her and their daughter. Sarah insists that she trusts him and she is with him through this entire thing no matter what. Xander hugs her and says he’s so sorry for going on that run instead of staying home with her. Sarah points out that he did come back and they made up for lost time. Xander calls it one of the best nights of his life until it turned in to one of the worst. Sarah assures that they will find a way through this, together.

Stefan goes to the hospital and asks how Ava is holding up or if there’s any word on Tripp. Ava says no but there is some good news as Harris opened his eyes and Rafe is in there now.

Rafe tries to get through to Harris as he has lost consciousness again. Rafe urges Harris to squeeze his hand if he can hear him which he then does. Rafe exclaims that Harris is back and encourages him to open his eyes which he then does.

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.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, February 23, 2024

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Traci: Ugh. Ashley! Where have you been? Jack and I have been so worried. You weren’t answering your phone or returning texts.

Ashley: I’m sorry, I’m sorry! I should’ve texted you. I was too tired to come home, so I just got a room at the club.

Traci: Are you all right? I mean, did something happen?

[ Ashley sighs ]

Ashley: I’m fine now. Honestly.

Traci: So something did happen.

Ashley: Yes. I spoke with tucker. I told him that he was right and I was wrong.

Nate: Thank you. Tucker?

Tucker: Hey. You know, for someone with a booming career in a swanky penthouse apartment, you sure do spend an awful lot of time here.

Nate: Why are you so concerned about where I spend my time?

Tucker: Just curious what keeps you coming back. Is it the steak frites? Or the audra charles?

Nadia: Gin, again. Are you letting me win?

Claire: No, this is all you and your slick card moves. I just need a chance to catch up. Your deal.

Michael: Victor!

Victor: Michael baldwin. How the hell have you been, man?

Michael: Ah, fine, fine. Good to see you. How’s nikki doing?

Victor: She’s doing better. I think soon she’ll be her old self again.

Michael: Good.

Victor: Michael, there’s something I’d like to ask of you.

Michael: All right.

Victor: What strings would we have to pull to get an early release for claire from that psych ward? There it is…

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Michael: You want claire released?

Victor: That’s what I said.

Michael: I doubt she’s far enough along in her treatment to reintegrate back into the real world. Why would you want to do this?

Victor: I have my reasons.

Michael: I understand claire has made significant progress. Why push it? Do the doctors think that she’s ready to go home this soon?

Victor: Well, that’s what I want you to find out, okay? And tell them I’ll give them all the reassurances they need, but I want claire to come home to her family.

Michael: I don’t doubt that claire wants to redeem herself, but she has an entire lifetime of hatred instilled within her. You don’t get past something like that in just an instant.

Victor: I’m well aware of that, michael.

Michael: Look… do you truly believe that that need for revenge isn’t somewhere inside her? That’s something that doctors need time to dig deep to find out.

Victor: I appreciate your concern, okay? But you must know that I’ve talked to claire personally. I know where her head is at. I know what she’s thinking. And, you know, she’s in support of this. And, of course, you must tell the doctors that I will provide the best therapy available on the outside.

Michael: Well, that will most certainly be required by the court for me to even get close to getting her released.

Victor: I will do whatever it takes to get her back into this family now, all right? So, I think it will also be an advantage to all of us if claire were more easily accessible.

Michael: Accessible to whom? Victor, is this what this is all about? Some plot you’ve cooked up to try to trap jordan? I’m saying this to you as a friend, victor. What you’re doing here is clearly for your own benefit, not claire’S. Are you really prepared to use your own granddaughter as bait after everything she’s been through? Will you really risk further damage to her?

Victor: Because of the damage done to her, she is all for this, okay? She’s eager to help.

Michael: All right. Another question.

Victor: What is it?

Michael: Have you run this plan by cole and victoria? What do they think about your latest plot twist?

Victor: Oh, they’ll love the plan once they realize it has been successful.

Claire: I’ll see you later, nadia. And I’ll catch you next time, you can bet on it.

Nadia: Maybe.

Claire: Watch it.

Victoria: You really do love spending time with nadia, don’t you?

Claire: Yeah. Yeah, she’s sunny and silly. But, uh… underneath it, I can see her insecurity and fear, wondering if things are always gonna be like this. I had all those same feelings when I was her age, but for completely different reasons. But look at her now. She’s on the road to recovery. It won’t be long.

Cole: Yeah, yeah, and I’m impressed that you’re able to see into her like that. I mean, that kind of insight and empathy. You know, you’re not just playing cards and keeping her busy. You’re giving her a sense of normalcy and optimism. And you’re a positive influence on that little girl.

Victoria: It’s true. I think it’s impacting her health in the best way possible.

Claire: I can’t take any credit for that. Nadia’s been more of a positive influence on me. She’s so brave and determined to overcome her medical challenges. She’s inspiring and she has a way of making everyday things fun and– and special. I wish I had a friend like her when I was young. But at least I can hang out with her now. See the world through her eyes. Spending time with her, it’s rejuvenating, you know?

Victoria: I get that. I get that. I think it’s wonderful.

Cole: And you know what? Just seeing you like this, with that big smile on your face, I think it might be the most relaxed that I’ve ever seen you. You’re just lighter.

Claire: That’s how I feel. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to play with other kids. There was just aunt jordan. And I could never win with her. She made sure of that. No matter what game we were playing, she would cheat if she had to. Anything to make me constantly feel like a loser.

Cole: She undermined your self-esteem at every turn. Even as a child.

Claire: Every second of every day was a lesson. Life isn’t fair. Only the strong survive. The newmans stole a life of winning and privilege from me.

Victoria: I loathe that woman. She was so cruel. No child should be mentally abused that way.

Claire: I know that now. And even if I didn’t live it, spending time with nadia, I can be on the other side. Just letting her be a kid. There are no dark lessons. Just fun.

Cole: All those years, all those miserable days. Things should have been different for you. And they would have been if I…

Claire: I am. Now. And the group therapy, the individual sessions, spending time with the kids, it’s all helping me turn a corner. And the doctors seem to think so, too.

Victoria: You know, I can’t tell you how happy that makes your father and me.

Cole: Yeah, we’re both just so proud of the progress that you’re making. Keep it going, claire. Just keep up the hard work, honey. You’re gonna get through this.

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Claire: What’s going on?

Victoria: Uh, nothing. It’s michael. He wants to meet.

Claire: Did something happen?

Cole: Uh, we can’t be sure.

Victoria: I promise you, whatever it is, we’ll deal with it.

Traci: You admitted that to tucker, that you were wrong about the entire incident?

Ashley: I sure did.

Traci: Oh, ashley. That realization must have been so difficult for you. What changed your mind? I mean, ever since paris, you’ve been adamant about what happened that day. You were sure that he had paid off everybody at the bistro.

Ashley: I know. I know. Remember I told you about that friend I had that I felt comfortable enough to share things with in paris?

Traci: Of course. I didn’t push you because I didn’t wanna pry or seem more nosy than I already was. And I thought you would talk to me about it when you were ready.

Ashley: And I’m ready. Um, well, that friend who lives in paris, they’re a psychologist.

Nate: Why do you even give a damn, tucker? I know how much you dislike me. Are you jealous because audra and I have maintained a friendship in spite of her business dealings or whatever it is with you?

Tucker: Jealous of you? No. I’m a little concerned that you’re gonna distract her, shift her focus, maybe even convince her to drive a stake through my heart.

Nate: Hmm. Audra– just about anyone would wanna drive that stake.

Tucker: Yeah. You know, it’s too bad. I’d rather relish having a worthy adversary in my life. And sadly, you are not one. The right age for

Tucker: I think you’ve blown any chance you might have had with audra. Romantically speaking, that is.

Nate: Hmm.

Tucker: And now you just… you’re always around, you’re always here. You’re like this, uh… you’re like an annoying fly at a barbecue you keep having to bat away.

Nate: Is that what you think?

Tucker: Yeah, yeah.

Nate: Well, good, good, good. I like the fact that you underestimate me. That’s when I’m at my most dangerous. But I have to break it to you. You’re way off base here. I’m not pursuing anything with audra other than looking out for best interests.

Tucker: Right. That’s good. You should keep telling yourself that.

Nate: Oh.

Tucker: But if there is something more, forget it, man. I will never let you come between us. It’s a straight-up fool’s attempt to even try.

Nate: Okay. Well, I guess we’ll have to just wait and see how this all shakes down.

Tucker: I guess we will. See you.

Audra: You and tucker? What was that all about?

Nate: Nothing worth talking about.

Audra: Nate, wait. Look, just stop thinking you need to protect me from tucker or anyone else, okay?

Traci: A psychologist?

Ashley: Yeah. I feel safe enough with this person to talk about these kind of things with him.

Traci: Okay, I just had no idea that person you stayed behind to talk to in paris was a psychologist.

Ashley: A personal friend, not somebody that I’ve seen professionally. But I– I thought he had a good perspective, and he asked me some questions, which got me thinking.

Traci: Like what?

Ashley: Well, frankly, the same questions you asked me. Like, why would tucker bribe an entire restaurant staff? And is it possible that he did frighten me in that cafe, but that he wasn’t as aggressive as I remembered?

Traci: And that helped things sink in?

Ashley: No, not at first. But then he said something that really resonated.

Traci: What was that?

Ashley: Well, it’s interesting. He thinks that tucker sounds like he’s a narcissist. And if that’s the case, the narcissist generally need to, uh– their actions need to generate something that gives them a positive outcome, you know? So then I had to ask myself the question: How did this supposed big lie of tucker’s, how did it advance his agenda, and did it create a positive outcome for him? And that, well, it was a game changer for me.

Victor: I was hoping to remand claire to victoria’s custody, but if my daughter objects, then we will have to come up with another plan.

Michael: What makes you think that jordan would even take the bait?

Victor: Because that jordan woman thinks of nothing but retribution. She has it in her mind that nikki and I are responsible for eve howard’s death. She will stop at nothing.

Michael: But you can’t know that. If she has any sense at all, she’ll be happy to have dodged a possibly lifelong sentence behind bars. She could be planning to lay low for the rest of her life instead.

Victor: Do I need to remind you that this woman burned down a damn prison, killing a lot of innocent people? To get to us, to get to nikki?

Michael: Yeah, you have a point.

Victor: Okay. She will stop at nothing, unless we force her to stop. Known for following your dreams.

Michael: You’re right. The phone call, the threats. She’s relentless.

Victor: Yeah. That’s why I intend to stop jordan. By making her feel that she’s in charge, while I will pretend to be very vulnerable. Then, she’ll move in for the kill.

Michael: But does the message have to be delivered to her through claire? I mean, haven’t we asked enough of this young woman? Hasn’t she been traumatized enough by that crazy aunt?

Victor: That is why that poor girl is willing to go along with my plan. She’s willing to help.

Michael: And you think, in the end, she’ll be stronger as a result?

Victor: Yes, of course.

Michael: All right, I’ll make some phone calls, see what I can do.

Victor: All right, I appreciate it.

Michael: Luckily, the terms of her hospitalization were left vague in the court ruling. It simply says, “until time that the facility and the court deem her fit to return to society.” I’m pretty sure I can work with that.

Victor: You know, michael baldwin, that’s why you’re my counsel. You know that, right? You’re a smart cookie. I know you’ll do the right thing.

Traci: Well, this is good, right? I mean, you have some clarity now about tucker and what happened.

Ashley: Yeah, right. My friend’s advice was very helpful. You know, I think it’s because he doesn’t have an emotional attachment like you and jack do. He was just able to listen to the circumstances and give me an objective opinion.

Traci: And that’s what helped you rethink the whole thing?

Ashley: Mm-hmm. I mean, honestly, I realized that tucker had absolutely nothing to gain from lying. The sad thing is, I guess… I guess I created this entire scenario so I could push tucker away and back out of my marriage. I know. But, at least when I came to that realization, um, I had a sense of calm come over me and a sense of freedom.

Traci: This is wonderful.

Ashley: I know.

Traci: I’m so glad to hear it.

Ashley: Thank you. I know. The anxiety and all that anger, it was just not good for me and I realized what I was doing to everybody in my life, this frustration and everything. I’m sorry.

Traci: Oh, no, ashley. We all love you. I’m just so glad that you finally have some relief from the agony you were going through.

Ashley: I know. It’s so true. I mean, I– I slept so well last night. The best I’ve slept in so long. It’s completely different now.

Traci: I’m so happy for you. But I do have to ask, why did you go to tucker first with this realization?

Nate: Look, audra, I’m doing nothing more than trying to be a friend here.

Audra: Really? Is that what this is? Friendship and nothing more?

Nate: What else could it be?

Audra: So tell me you’re not playing hero or protector and expecting something in return. You know, or maybe you just wanna prove to yourself you can go toe-to-toe with a man like tucker.

Nate: Wow. How can you claim to know the man so well and yet still put him on a pedestal? There’s nothing decent or admirable or even human about the guy.

Audra: Okay, there’s no pedestal. I know the best and worst of tucker in ways no one else ever will. And he’s very much human, even if people like you can’t see it.

Nate: Wow. See, that tells me everything I need to know about the hold the man has over you. And I’m not gonna sit here and watch you walk off a cliff without saying something.

Audra: You know what? You think that you’re trying to help me, but just back off, okay? This isn’t your battle to fight. It’s mine, and I don’t need your help.

Nate: Oh, you don’t need my help? You think so, do you?

Audra: Just face it. You’ll never understand my relationship with tucker, personally or professionally. You can’t even begin to grasp the stakes at play here. And I’m not just talking about business. So please, just focus on your life and stop worrying about mine.

Nate: You’re right. It’s none of my business.

Tucker: I don’t think you realize how fixated that guy is on you. And it seems to me it’s only getting worse. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Audra: You know, maybe you’re fixated on each other. Nothing to do with me.

Tucker: Au contraire, my dear. I think perhaps you are so used to every man you’ve ever met falling all over you that you– you don’t notice it anymore.

Audra: What can I say? I guess it’s just a curse. Have you made all of the arrangements for a trip to paris?

Tucker: I have not. I’m gonna get on that in the next couple days.

Audra: But you still wanna go, right?

Tucker: Yeah, I do wanna go. I wanna get out of here, man. I want a break from this town. All the haters. This food. [ Scoffs ] Yeah. I wanna be with you in the city of light. It’ll be like seeing paris anew.

Audra: And what about work? You know, the whole reason why we planned this trip in the first place? We’re supposed to be visiting glissade and all the other companies we want to acquire.

Tucker: I guess we can do that too.

Audra: All right. What is it?

Tucker: What is what?

Audra: Yeah, something’s got your attention, and it’s not me. I wanna know what it is.

Ashley: I went to tucker first because I felt I owed it to him. I mean, for months I’ve been trashing his reputation, telling everybody that he was violent, that he was gaslighting me, and I wouldn’t even entertain the possibility that he was being truthful. Which must have been maddening for him, because he was telling the truth the entire time.

Traci: Yeah, I’m sure it was.

Ashley: So I just thought I had to tell him to his face.

Traci: What did he say? When you told him he was right all along, I mean, how did he respond?

Ashley: Well, he was suspicious, you know? He thought, you know, I was up to something and maybe I had some agenda. I don’t blame him, given how I’ve been treating him.

Traci: Yes, I’m– I’m sure he was surprised at your sudden turnaround.

Ashley: Yeah, but he’s just gonna have to accept it eventually, right? I’m just so happy that I can be free of all that anger and that rage. I really, really needed to unburden myself from all of that so I could find some peace.

Traci: Mmm. Ashley, this doesn’t change your situation with tucker, right?

Michael: Thank you. Thank you for coming.

Victoria: Of course, michael. What did you want to meet with us about?

Michael: Oh, do you care for…

Cole: No, thank you.

Victoria: No, thank you.

Michael: Um, well, I’m assuming that you’re aware of what victor has in the works?

Cole: You mean his plan to lure my aunt jordan out of hiding?

Victoria: Using our daughter.

Michael: Yeah, that’s the one.

Victoria: Yeah, I’m aware, michael. However, I told my father it’s completely out of the question.

Cole: Claire’s been through enough.

Victoria: There’s absolutely no way I’m gonna let her be used as a pawn. I mean, dad needs to just back off. He needs to let the police handle this.

Michael: Mm-hmm. I understand how you both could feel that way.

Cole: Frankly, michael, I– I’m surprised that victor turned to you for support. I mean, it’s not like you can get a court order to force claire into delivering a message to jordan.

Michael: No, but it will take some legal maneuvering to get claire out of the hospital.

Victoria: Oh, hold on a second.

Cole: Hang on.

Victoria: My father wants claire released and to interrupt her treatment?

Cole: To make her an easier target?

Victoria: Michael, you cannot be on board with this, can you?

Victor: So… how are you doing?

Claire: I’m okay. Having a pretty good day so far. But I have a feeling you’re here with bigger concerns. Jordan.

Victor: You’re right.

Claire: She hasn’t reached out to me again.

Victor: Mm-hmm. And I think I have a solution to that.

Claire: Is that why victoria and cole went to meet with michael baldwin?

Victor: You’re very perceptive, aren’t you?

Claire: What’s going on?

Victor: You know, claire… we as a family owe you a debt of gratitude. You saved nikki’s life.

[ Claire scoffs ]

Claire: No, you don’T. That never should’ve happened. And I hate that I was any part of it. I’m the one who owes you.

Victor: But we all know… that we want the same thing. We wanna make sure that jordan is put behind bars where she belongs.

Claire: But I can’t give her a message if she doesn’t call me.

Victor: That’s why I’d like michael baldwin to arrange for your early release.

Claire: You mean leave here?

Victor: Yeah.

Claire: But this is part of my plea agreement. I have to be here. And my– my sessions… I feel safe here.

Victor: I understand. I promise you that you will be protected and safe wherever you are, okay?

Claire: How could my release even be possible?

Victor: Leave it to me. Nothing comes close to this place in the morning.

Claire: So if you make it possible for me to be free, it’ll be easier for jordan to make contact with me.

Victor: Right.

Claire: But it’s more than that, isn’t it? If jordan finds out I’m out because of newman generosity, she won’t be able to restrain herself. She wanted me to believe you’d all dump me here and leave me to rot. She’ll have to call, if only to remind me how horrible your family really is. Not that I believe that anymore.

[ Claire chuckles ] Do I really have a say in this? I mean, what if I told you I’m not ready to leave yet?

Victor: Then I would not insist on it. But to be honest with you, I think it’s the only way we can lure jordan out of hiding. It’s the only way we can prevent her from doing further damage to your new family now. And that is what you want, isn’t it?

Claire: She has to be stopped. Just the thought of her out there, watching me, watching us, knowing that she could come after us whenever she wants. How are we supposed to live like that?

Victor: Precisely. Now, if you’re adamantly opposed to an early release, then I will not make it happen.

Claire: You won’t?

Victor: No. Because your recovery is not only important to victoria, but to all of us, and to me.

Claire: Thank you. That means a lot. But I’d still like some time to think it over, if that’s okay.

Victor: Yes, it is.

[ Victor sighs ] You know… it’s a great feeling to have another granddaughter. Welcome into our family. Now, if you have any questions, or if you decide you want to be released, then kindly call michael baldwin, all right?

Michael: I’m caught in the middle here. I can understand the situation from both angles. I mean… victor’s intentions are clear. He is determined to do everything possible to protect his family. And I know as parents, your number one concern is your daughter’s full and complete recovery.

Cole: But do those two things have to be mutually exclusive?

[ Michael scoffs ]

Michael: I would hope not. But what I’d like to know is, what’s your take on claire’s progress?

Victoria: She’s doing so much better. Michael, she’s starting to open up to us, and s– starting to see some brightness, and that there’s some hope in the world, you know? That not everybody is cruel and vindictive like her aunt, that she actually does deserve some happiness. But this is all so fresh. It’s– it’s really new.

Cole: It’s a delicate balance right now. But her doctors feel that progress is being made.

Victoria: She’s been working so hard to overcome this trauma that she’s been through, and she still has a long road to go. But in no means is she ready to be released.

Cole: And definitely not at the risk of a setback. Exposure to jordan, it could undo everything. It’s not an option, michael. No matter what victor wants.

Victoria: I can’t believe that my father refuses to listen to me. I mean, how could he go behind my back and push forward with this plan?

Tucker: Thank you. Salud.

Audra: Ooh, salud.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: My attention’s not on you. There’s never enough attention on you, is there?

Audra: No, tucker. Uh, yes, you’ve been all in about me and our plans. And now, suddenly, your attention has shifted. Why? Did something happen?

Tucker: Uh, I just woke up. I was a little out of sorts is all, but I’m snapping out of it.

Audra: Yeah, right.

Tucker: Aren’t you used to my… idiosyncrasies now?

Audra: Yeah, I am an expert in all the moods of tucker mccall, yeah. And I can usually read you quite well.

Tucker: Yeah, and I can read you like a book. Something’s on your mind, too.

[ Audra sighs ] What is it?

Audra: Well, I keep thinking about my conversation with ashley last night. You know, everything she said was a complete contradiction to what’s been going on with you two for the past few months. You know, she said that… the dynamic has changed, or something. And that I’d soon be seeing what that meant.

Tucker: Really? She said those exact words?

Audra: Where did that come from, tucker? What do you make of it? Y’all wayfair makes it so easy

Audra: Talk to me, tucker. Do you know what ashley was referring to?

Tucker: I have no idea what’s going on in ashley’s mind anymore. And honestly, I don’t care. And neither should you.

Ashley: I had an epiphany. Because of a fender bender.

Tucker: What?

Ashley: I know.

[ Both laugh ] It’s true.

Tucker: You all right?

Ashley: Yeah. Physically. And mentally. I had this clarity wash over me. And I realized that all the rage and confusion that I was blaming you for was actually my fault. So, I mean, do you remember how conflicted I was about marrying you? I was in no place at all to make a commitment to you because I didn’t trust you.

Tucker: Ashley, please–

Ashley: It’s the truth.

Tucker: Please stop. If you could just–

Ashley: What?

Tucker: Would you please cut this crap out?

Audra: Tucker. What is it you’re not telling me?

Ashley: I really don’t know what’s gonna happen with tucker and me.

Traci: Well, are you rethinking your feelings for him? I– I mean, do you think there might still be something there?

Ashley: Thank you so much for your concern, but I don’t have any answers. I think one big revelation is all I can handle at the moment.

[ Traci laughs ]

Traci: Of course. I mean, after all you’ve been through, that makes perfect sense.

Ashley: Right. But I think everything’s for the best. My situation might not change with tucker, but our dynamic has to. One thing I do know, I need a change of clothes.

[ Both laugh ] Thank you for listening. And thank you for just, you know, giving me the space to work this all out.

Traci: Ashley, you know I love you.

Ashley: Well, you know I love you too. See you.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: Oh, hello, daddy. You’re home.

Victor: To what do I owe the pleasure? Or do I already know?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: I wanna know how you could go behind my back and discuss your plan with michael when you know how opposed I am to you exploiting claire for this trap.

Victor: I’m doing everything in my power to protect my family. Have you seen what this damn woman is doing to your mother?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: Yes, I have, dad, but that doesn’t mean that you should bulldoze forward with some scheme when it could potentially ruin all of the progress that claire has made.

Victor: How about your mother? You’ve seen what a fragile state she’s in. She’s in a mess. Because of that iv of alcohol they forced into her bloodstream. Now she’s trying to push her over the edge.

Victoria: Well, there has to be another way, all right? One that does not involve claire and put her directly in the line of fire.

Victor: I promise you I will protect her. She’ll be in no danger, all right? Besides, I don’t think it’s good for her to stay in the psych ward.

Victoria: Well, if you care so much about her health, then why are you trying to move her away from the doctors that are giving her all the help that she needs?

Victor: You know damn well I’ll arrange for the best therapists we can find outside of those walls.

Victoria: Daddy, what if dealing with jordan sets her back?

Victor: I’ll do everything in my power to protect– she’s my granddaughter. Don’t you think it would be a nice feeling for you to know that she can openly associate with you now? Be part of your life?

Claire: Excuse me, nurse. Is there someone available who could help me?

Nurse: Of course, miss grace. Is there something you need?

Claire: Yes, I would like to make a phone call to my attorney, michael baldwin.

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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.

Mamie: Jill abbott has had a stranglehold on chancellor-winters for far too long. It’s time our family takes full control of our company. And I’m here to make sure that’s what happens.

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

Michael: Agreed. Go.

Claire: Full speed ahead.

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Nick: So, the numbers for the real estate division are below target. I think you can safely chalk that up to the price of the newest acquisition. I know that’s not the timeline you were hoping for, but both adam and I feel strongly that it will be profitable by quarter three.

Victor: Yeah, excellent.

Nick: Huh. Now, in the past, you would have given me a much tougher time for a report like that. You would have said I was sugarcoating it.

Victor: Yeah, no, no, I really appreciate the work you’ve done.

Nick: I’m just trying to take some things off your plate, dad. I know you have a lot on your mind.

Victor: Yeah, well, that’s putting it mildly. Never needed you more at newman. That includes your brother.

Nick: Speaking of adam, I know he’s pretty disappointed that you didn’t like his idea of taking on sally’s design company.

Victor: Oh, yeah. A little upset, he’ll get over it.

Nick: Well, you have me curious. Is that a definite no for you?

Chloe: Well, guess what? More great news. The magazine feature on the wilkinson penthouse just got pushed. Again. Now, they’re saying june. I mean, I was really counting on those images to get us more contracts. I saw the photos. They were amazing. Our phone would have been ringing off the hook, but I guess the publisher wants to feature some cousin’s lake house or something, so I– I don’t know what we’re gonna do. I don’t know how we’re gonna hold out till summer. Hello? Did you hear anything I just said?

Sally: Sorry, yeah, yeah. That’s– that’s not good.

Chloe: That’s all you’ve got? I mean, our company is on the line. We need to start making money fast so we can make rent on the office space, let alone pay ourselves.

Sally: Yeah, I know. You’re right. It sucks. And I probably would be more annoyed by it, but I’m just so ticked off at adam. He went behind my back and– and it’s just infuriating.

Chloe: Oh, well, there’s something to cheer me up. Tell me everything. What did he do now to finally make you ditch him?

Adam: Well, thank you for coming over.

Chelsea: You were right. It’s better to talk in private. I’m too upset.

Adam: Yes, the new report from the school psychologist.

Chelsea: It’s a lot to process.

Adam: Yeah, I thought they were gonna be recommending tutoring or learning accommodations, and now she thinks he– ocd?

Chelsea: Well, she’s not sure. That’s why she wants him to see a specialist and order additional testing at an outside facility. I mean, did you see this letter she sent us? It’s overwhelming. I mean, I don’t even know where to begin.

Adam: I mean, chelsea, does she even know what she’s talking about, this doctor? I mean, really, what are we putting connor through with all this?

Nikki: You know it’s all gone. Why bother looking?

[ Distant shuffling ] If you’re out there, jordan, come and get me. Let’s just end this. I will not be your prisoner again.

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Nikki: Enough.

[ Thud ] Who’s there? Oh, god. Lauren, thank god.

Jordan: Seth? Here.

Seth: Isabelle.

Jordan: Have a seat, please. Can I get you a drink? My tab’s open.

Seth: No, thanks.

Jordan: I was so glad to get your text. I take it your meeting with nikki went well?

Seth: No, no. I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, she saw me. We talked.

Jordan: Well, I would call that a victory. You should be very proud of yourself.

Seth: I mean, it wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I did it.

Jordan: It was brave and wonderful.

Seth: I– I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t have that little push from you.

Jordan: Oh, no, no, no. All I did was tell you how sorry I was to lose her as a friend. That’s all. You did what I couldn’t do.

Seth: Yeah, well, I’m just saying I appreciate the support.

Jordan: So, how did nikki seem? Stronger? Tell me everything. I’m dying to hear.

Adam: Ocd? That’s out of left field. I mean, I feel like this school is on the wrong track completely.

Chelsea: Well, the teachers did mention he was washing his hands all the time.

Adam: Okay, well, I mean, he’s a conscientious kid. I mean, maybe he doesn’t wanna get sick and miss more classes because he’s already struggling. I mean, how do you go from that to ocd?

Chelsea: Adam, I don’t have any more answers than you do, okay? But we can’t just dismiss the possibility because it scares us. Clearly this psychologist saw behaviors in connor that concern her, so we have to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of it.

Adam: Yeah, I know. Of course we do. But, I mean, how are we supposed to do that when we don’t know anything about this disorder? Okay, we need to get some answers of our own.

Chelsea: Well, I wouldn’t go scrolling the internet. That’s a dangerous rabbit hole.

Adam: I’m not gonna waste my time with that. I’m going straight to the source.

Sally: Adam tried to save our company without consulting me.

Chloe: It’s none of his business.

Sally: Yeah, I know. That’s what I told him.

Chloe: So he thinks he can just swoop in and offer a bunch of cash in exchange for controlling interest, I assume? You know, this is just about him getting back at nick?

Sally: Not exactly. He had a bigger plan. He actually talked to nick about it, which was even more infuriating. Like they need to come up with a plan to rescue me.

Chloe: Well, you know I’m all for nick’s involvement, but when it comes to adam, I don’t want him anywhere near us. So, what was his big idea?

Sally: He tried to convince victor to bring our company into newman.

Chloe: Oh, my god. We’d never. Victor screwed us over the first time, and I bet you he laughed in adam’s face.

Sally: Unclear. I don’t know. According to adam, victor is still considering it.

Chloe: Wait. Wait. This is still on the table?

Sally: Look, as much as I hate that he didn’t come to me first, and I did tell him off, and I’m definitely not done being upset about it, but eventually, I will be. I’ll get over it. And when I do, I have to admit, it’s actually not the worst idea.

Victor: Well, now it sounds like you’re reconsidering adam’s proposal to bail out sally spector’s design company.

Nick: Look, it wasn’t my idea. It was all adam’S. I would never have suggested something like that at a time like this, but I do see the logic in it.

Victor: Is your investment in that much trouble, or…

Nick: Yeah, dad, I’ve got some money there, but that’s not my concern. In fact, I would have invested more if I could. I believe that much in her talent.

Victor: But you know, of course, if newman enterprises does take over sally spector’s design company, then you would have less contact with her.

Nick: So, you believe that’s adam’s motivation, or part of it, to get me out of sally’s life completely?

Victor: Could be. You know, the two of you are working together and I like that. And I don’t like the fact that he could be stirring up trouble. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Nick: Dad, I appreciate you watching out for me, but, uh, cutting my personal ties to sally’s firm, or keeping them for that matter, doesn’t concern me.

Victor: You sure about that?

Nick: I was a silent investor in sally’s company. I have no say in how she runs her business. That was part of the deal.

Victor: And you don’t consider adam’s proposal as a move against you?

Nick: Would adam be happy if I divested myself completely from sally’s business? Of course. But I truly believe he is doing this because he wants what is best for sally, and not to stick it to me.

Victor: And you obviously want what’s best for sally, although she has broken your heart.

Nick: Relationships end, dad. It is what it is. But, uh, I’m not gonna apologize for wanting what’s best for her.

Victor: Well, now, that’s mighty generous of you, son.

Nick: I’ve accepted it, that sally and I weren’t supposed to be together. That person has always been adam. Now, did he pursue her relentlessly while we were together? Yes, he did. But his methods don’t change the reality. They’re supposed to be together.

Victor: Well, well, well. I still don’t see the reason to accept adam’s proposal.

Nick: Do you like seeing me and adam work together?

Victor: Yeah. Proud of it.

Nick: Keeping him happy is part of that dynamic. Because if he doesn’t get his way, there’s a chance he could revert back to his old, devious ways and I can’t have that. He is unpredictable. Now, I don’t like thinking about adam in these terms, but in order for this to work, in order for us to keep working together, this is the way it has to be.

Victor: Makes sense. But make sure that there’s something in it for newman enterprises because business is business.

Nick: Oh, absolutely.

Victor: There’s something else we need to discuss.

Nick: What’s that?

Victor: I’m worried about your mother. That jordan woman keeps on calling her.

Lauren: Okay. Thank you so much. I’ll let nikki know. All right, that was your head of security. He said everyone has reported in. No breach.

Nikki: Thank goodness.

Lauren: Do you want me to call victor?

Nikki: No, he’ll just rush home and double down on security.

Lauren: What about jack?

Nikki: I don’t wanna take him from his day again.

Lauren: All right, so let’s go over a media buy proposal.

Nikki: No, lauren, I can’T. I can’t concentrate. I’m too wound up. Please, take me somewhere. Anywhere.

Lauren: Oh, victor was adamant that you stay home.

Nikki: I am crawling in my skin. I am jumping at every tree branch and door slam. How is that healthy?

Lauren: Nikki, you’re safe from jordan here.

Nikki: Lauren, please. I will lose my mind if I don’t have a change of scenery. Take me somewhere that doesn’t serve alcohol, okay? And you can watch me like a hawk. You can handcuff me to you. Just get me out of here, please.

[ Lauren sighs ]

Lauren: Okay, fine. But your driver is taking us to crimson lights with security detail. We are having one cup of tea and then we are coming right back here. Please don’t make me regret this.

Adam: Well, we really appreciate this, sharon. I know how busy you are.

Sharon: Of course. Anything for connor. I’m sorry to hear he’s going through a hard time again.

Adam: Well, this time is different and we were hoping that you could help us understand what the hell is going on.

Chelsea: We have so many questions.

Sharon: Okay. Well, what have they told you so far?

Adam: The school thinks that he has, um, ocd.

Chelsea: But that’s not confirmed. That was just one of the possibilities she mentioned. They want him to see a specialist. There’s a list.

Adam: Which is completely out of left field. Okay, I’m worried that they’re labeling him for no reason and they’re freaking him out in the process.

Chelsea: They’re not– they’re not labeling him. If this is ocd that he has, what are we looking at here?

Sharon: I’m not an expert on ocd, but I do know that the issues with the disorder are intrusive and disturbing thoughts. The person creates rituals to try to block them out.

Chelsea: Like hand washing?

Sharon: It could be. Also other things like house cleaning. Checking things over and over again for reassurance. There’s a common misconception that those behaviors are the disease, but actually they’re a coping mechanism. A tool to combat the obsessive thoughts. Those are the real issue.

Adam: Okay, but he hasn’t said anything about obsessive thoughts, and the school has always said that he has withdrawn from certain activities.

Chelsea: And he hasn’t been eating. He’s been throwing away his lunches.

Adam: So, that’s not ocd, right? I mean, it has to be something else?

Sharon: I think you should take the advice of the school psychologist. Have connor evaluated by a specialist. I can look at that list if you would like, see if there’s anyone on it I know, but an expert can give you more insight.

Adam: I– I hate this.

Sharon: The important thing is not to panic.

Adam: How is that possible? We just found out that connor has a serious issue, but yet nobody seems to be able to tell us what it is or how to fix it. I mean, come on. I want answers now.

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Sharon: I get it. It’s scary when your child is hurting.

Adam: I– I just want some answers already.

Sharon: Issues like these can be hard to diagnose. Sometimes, it’s a process of elimination.

Adam: Yeah, I feel like the school is just giving us the runaround. I feel like they’re just wasting our time.

Sharon: Well, you have to take this a step at a time. You have to figure out what’s really going on before you’ll know how to help him. And remember, it might not even be ocd.

Adam: What if it is ocd, sharon?

Sharon: Then, you will work with a doctor who will help you with a treatment plan. Connor is gonna get the care and attention he needs. You two are both wonderful, caring parents. I have no doubt that you’re gonna get him through this.

Adam: I know. You’re– you’re right, sharon. I just–

Sharon: You hate it. I get it. Every moment that you don’t have answers is excruciating. But the best way you can help connor right now is to be a soothing presence for him. Help him get through this step by step and then, find the experts that can help. Um, I’m sorry. I have to get going. I have a meeting.

Adam: Well, thank you for talking us through this. I know you’re very busy.

Sharon: I’m happy to use my training. Connor is a great kid.

Chelsea: Well, it’s been so helpful talking this through with you.

Sharon: Call any time. And send me that list.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: We will.

Chelsea: Well, you were right to call sharon.

Adam: Yup.

Chelsea: But I’m still terrified.

Adam: I know. I am too. But she’s right. Connor needs us. I’m sorry that I panicked.

Chelsea: Don’t apologize.

Adam: I will keep my fears in check. And we’re gonna help him face whatever this is. And get him whatever help he needs.

Nikki: This may be the best cup of tea I’ve ever had. Thank you so much, lauren. I feel like I’ve been sprung from prison.

Lauren: I can see that. And I’m really glad we have the security detail, but I do not like going against victor’s wishes.

Nikki: Don’t worry about it. I will handle him. I’m just so happy to be out in the world again. I know it hasn’t been that long that I have been stuck at the ranch, but time goes so slowly when I’m there alone.

Lauren: I thought seth came out earlier.

Nikki: Yeah, he did. It wasn’t a very cheerful conversation, though. He’s still drinking.

Lauren: Then, you should have sent him away.

Nikki: No, he’s struggling. That’s what people in the program do. They help each other. That’s how we get sober.

Lauren: It just seems that his visit was very draining on you.

Nikki: Well, he said something that struck me as very odd, and it’s been gnawing away at me. He said that someone from our meetings encouraged him to reach out to me.

Lauren: But isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?

Nikki: Well, we’re a pretty private group. We don’t really hang out with each other. We don’t go out for coffee afterwards like other groups do. I mean, I really don’t see anyone from the meetings at all. So, I’m just wondering, who would be so bold as to urge him to call me?

Seth: Nikki seems a hell of a lot stronger than me these days.

Jordan: Really? How so?

Seth: Well, she’s sober, you know, and she took one look at me and she realized I was in that stay buzzed all day stage, and really that was just humiliating.

Jordan: No, don’t think that way.

Seth: What am I supposed to think? I mean, I was supposed to be there for her, strong for her and I failed her, and now I’m just clearly a mess, and that’s what she sees.

Jordan: There’s no humiliation in reaching out to a friend. That takes strength. I’m sure nikki knows that.

Seth: Maybe. She did say that we could meet for coffee sometime, but I’m really not so sure.

Jordan: Okay, she’s saying that asking for help is the right thing. You’ll see her again, I’m sure.

Seth: Why do you care so much about this?

Jordan: Well, because it’s very comforting for me to see two friends trying to repair their friendship.

Seth: Well, I just don’t understand why then you don’t reach out to her if she means so much to you.

Jordan: It’s far too late.

Seth: How is it too late? According to you and everything you’re telling me, you have a stronger connection with her than she and I ever had. You have a real history.

Jordan: My hurt runs very deep.

Seth: No. No, you need to take some of your own advice, yeah? Just take a risk. Reach out. You know what? We should all go to a meeting together. Yeah, then you and nikki can reconnect on safe, supportive ground. That would be great.

Jordan: No. No, no, no, no. I– I couldn’t do that.

Seth: Why not? Huh? What aren’t you telling me? We’re travelling all across america,

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Chloe: You’re wrong. This is the worst idea ever. And your judgment is being clouded by the mind-boggling fact that you’ve been sucked back in by adam.

Sally: Okay, will you stop?

Chloe: I know you’re thinking, “oh, it’s cool. We have this growing connection and we’ll be working together soon,” but I am here to point out the train wreck ahead.

Sally: Okay, we all know that you do not want me with adam, okay? But this has absolutely nothing to do with our personal relationship. Okay, I was ready to bring my design business into newman before.

Chloe: Yeah, and it was an awful idea then. I mean, victor ripped it out from underneath us at the very last minute. What makes you think that we can trust him again?

Sally: Maybe this is different.

Chloe: No, it is not.

Sally: Okay, are you ready to just give up on everything that we busted our butts for? Our work is great. We built this company up from nothing. And I have zero intention of giving up. Okay, we have 100% success rate.

Chloe: Yes, with our very few clients.

Sally: Exactly. Newman enterprises is a powerhouse. Being a part of that company means we won’t have to hustle for gigs anymore.

Chloe: We are going to lose our autonomy. We’re going to have adam breathing down our necks, offering his guidance and– and suggestions. He will be telling us how to run our company. Is that what you want?

Sally: Adam swore he wouldn’t do any of that.

Chloe: And the second victor is in a mood, he will make sure to get rid of us.

Sally: Okay, well adam said that he would protect us from victor if anything like that happened, okay? But hopefully it won’T.

Chloe: You have to trust me on this. Getting into bed with adam was a huge mistake. Getting into bed with newman enterprises is a bigger one.

Jordan: I’m not hiding anything. I’m just not ready to take the step that you just took.

Seth: Yeah, but if you had the friendship with her that you say you have–

Jordan: Well, that’s exactly why. It hurt when she cut me off, even though I understood why she did what she did and I– I haven’t been able to stay sober since then. But you, you, your slip is– is more reasoned. You have hope. You can get back on track.

Seth: Well, I believe you can too. I mean, look, you reached out to me.

Jordan: In a bar. I mean, it’s a big jump to go from talking about nikki newman in a bar to facing her face to face at an aa meeting. I hope you can understand that.

Seth: I don’t know if I can.

Jordan: Seth, all I’m trying to do is to help you two reconnect. That’s all I need today and maybe, in the future, I’ll be able to get there. But in the meantime, understand this is all I can do. But this is what we do, right? We help each other.

Nick: I hate that mom’s so upset knowing jordan’s still out there. How badly are these calls from jordan messing with mom’s sobriety?

Victor: Your mother’s getting better, but… I’m very worried about her, son. Especially now that she wants to set her own trap.

Nick: A trap? That’s a terrible idea. What kind of trap?

Victor: She wants to provoke jordan into coming after her.

Nick: Well, that is too dangerous. We cannot let that happen.

Victor: I totally agree with you, okay? That’s why I have to do everything in my power to get to jordan first. And I think the best way to do that is through claire.

Nick: Isn’t claire staying in a maximum security psychiatric ward? Do you really think jordan can get to her?

Victor: She is. But I’m gonna make access to claire simpler.

Nick: How?

Victor: I’ll pull some strings and then remand claire into victoria’s custody.

Nick: So you want to take her out of the hospital?

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nick: Dad, claire’s been through a lot. It’s very early in her treatment. You really think an early release is the best thing for her?

Victor: I talked to the doctors and they think that she’s doing better. And as we speak, she’s creating a bond with your sister.

Nick: Great. I mean, I love hearing that, but why risk a setback?

Victor: Look, to be frank with you, I’ve talked to claire, okay? She wants jordan behind bars as badly as we do. And if anything happens to claire and she feels uncomfortable, she can always go back to the hospital, obviously. But meanwhile, she will provide access to jordan more simply than anyone or anything else.

Adam: Hey.

Chloe: Well, uh, will you look at the time? I’ve got to go.

Adam: Look, I don’t wanna interrupt if you’re meeting.

Sally: No, we’ve covered everything.

Chloe: Yeah, for now. Just no major decisions in the meantime.

Sally: Agreed.

Adam: Do you mind if I join you?

Sally: Now that you’ve scared chloe off?

Adam: I wanted to talk over some things. Unless now’s a bad time?

Sally: Are you okay? Any updates on connor?

Adam: Yeah, we got some. The school is asking for more tests. Hopefully, to rule out some more serious issues.

Sally: The not knowing must be hard.

Adam: Yeah, it’s the worst. You know, not knowing what’s going on with my kid. Not knowing how to help him. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.

Sally: Do you wanna take a walk? Get some air?

Adam: No, I’m okay. He’s gonna be fine. We’re gonna get to the bottom of this and we’re gonna get him the right help.

Sally: Yeah, of course you will. Connor is a smart and sensitive kid who has a lot going for him, including two parents who adore him.

Adam: Yeah, well, chelsea has been a rock. And I’ve been me, but I’m gonna do better.

Sally: Let’s sit.

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Adam: So, I take it chloe’s ticked about my idea to bring your business into newman?

Sally: After I unloaded on her about you going behind my back, yeah. But I mean, it’s no surprise. It’s no secret that she’s not your biggest fan.

Adam: I’m more concerned about where your head is at. Are you still mad? Or do you understand why I went to nick and my dad before I came to you?

Nick: There’s one major flaw with your plan, dad.

Victor: What’s that?

Nick: Vic is never gonna let you use claire as bait, especially if she’s out in the world. It’s too risky.

Victor: Well, all I really want her to do is deliver a message for me.

Nick: What’s the message?

Victor: That I wanna make amends for having done so many horrible things to her sister, eve. Which, according to jordan, led her to become mentally ill.

Nick: And you think jordan’s gonna fall for that? Especially after she heard all those horrible things you said about her sister?

Victor: Well, knowing her, she’s arrogant enough to think that she can pull the wool over my eyes and trick me. And when she thinks she’s successful, I’ll turn the tables on her.

Billy: Hey, what a nice surprise.

Chelsea: Hi, I’m so glad you’re not in a meeting.

Billy: You okay? Did you get some news on connor?

Chelsea: Yeah. They think he has ocd.

Billy: Ocd? Chelsea, I’m sorry.

Chelsea: Yeah, I mean, they have to do more tests, but– but that’s what they think it is. I don’t know.

Billy: Yeah, I gotta be honest, I don’t really know much about it besides what I’ve learned in the movies.

Chelsea: Yeah, most people don’T. That’s why sharon just spent a lot of time talking to adam and me about it and explaining it and the way she was discussing it, really, it’s really big. And it’s really scary. And then– and then adam, of course, starts spiraling, and so I have to be the one to remain calm.

Billy: Well, leave it to adam to draw attention.

Chelsea: No, it wasn’t that. I think he’s just terrified. We both are and sharon was great. I mean, she calmed him down, she calmed me down.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Billy: Okay, well, I’m glad that she was there for you, but it doesn’t really sound like you are sure if it’s ocd.

Chelsea: Yeah, not 100%. We have to get him assessed and hopefully come up with a diagnosis.

Billy: Okay, so for now, we wait?

Chelsea: Yeah. I hate this. I mean, there’s so much to do to try to come up with answers. And I– I can’t think straight because my son is suffering and in pain. I mean, you should have heard him just now on the phone. Connor’s confused and he’s– he’s scared. He doesn’t understand what’s going on. He doesn’t understand what’s wrong with him.

Billy: Poor guy.

Chelsea: I know the school doesn’t want us to go there, but after this news, I have to go. I have to. I have to see my son.

Billy: Okay, so we go. We go this weekend. I’ll drive.

Chelsea: No, that’s– I love you for offering that but you’re in the thick of it with work.

Billy: Hey, hey, that doesn’t matter, okay? Like you said, this is big. And you need to be there for connor, which means I need to be there for you. I’m not gonna let you go through this alone.

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Sally: I’m not quite ready to forgive you, if that’s what you’re asking.

Adam: Sally, I swear to you, I was not trying to go behind your back. I just wanted to make sure it was possible before I got your hopes up. You know I would never commit to anything on your behalf. I just, I wanted to create an opening for you.

Sally: But you could see why I was upset, right? Seeming like you wanted to control my company, my future.

Adam: I do now. And that was never my intention. Okay? I’m sorry. I screwed up.

Sally: And I can see your logic. Wanting to get their buy-in before you floated the idea.

Adam: Okay. Well, it sounds like you’re coming around to the idea.

Sally: Having the power of newman enterprises behind us would open a lot of doors.

Adam: Yes. So, are you ready to take the lead?

Sally: First, you tell me. Is it even possible? Has victor made up his mind?

Victor: Sweetheart, I come home and you’re gone. Where the hell have you been? With all due respect, why did you let her leave the house?

Nikki: Don’t blame lauren. She tried to talk me out of it, but I insisted. We simply went to crimson lights for a cup of tea. We were perfectly safe, surrounded by people.

Lauren: I made sure the security detail was with us. They did not let us out of their sight for one minute.

Victor: I know all that. I got the report, all right? You and I had agreed that you will not leave the house.

Nikki: Victor.

Victor: Don’t put yourself at risk.

Nikki: I cannot live like a prisoner. Being cooped up here, it makes the urge to drink even stronger. Brings back all those feelings of being locked up at the lake house.

Seth: I appreciate you trying to help me. I just wish I could do the same for you.

Jordan: But you can. You can let me live vicariously through you mending things with nikki. Let that give me the strength and the hope that I can do the same. When are you gonna see her again?

Seth: Uh, I– I don’t know. We don’t have plans.

Jordan: Oh, don’t lose momentum. Invite her out for coffee.

Seth: I really got the sense that she wasn’t ready to leave home. Maybe there were too many temptations or something in the outside world.

Jordan: Oh, oh, I can understand that. But you know she can’t survive living in a glass tower. That isn’t real sobriety. Maybe you can be the one to get nikki out of her shell again. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful way to help our dear friend nikki?

Victor: I know this is a nightmare for you, okay? That’s why I’m determined to put the second stage of my plan in motion.

Nikki: Good, because I don’t know how much longer I can do this.

Victor: I know. It won’t be much longer, I promise you.

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Danny: No.

Phyllis: Danny. Danny. Danny.

Danny: Look, daniel’s not here. I have nothing more to say to you.

Phyllis: This is a peace offering.

Danny: Not necessary.

Phyllis: Well, it’s your favorite, brunello. I know you want it, even if you’re still angry at me.

Danny: Peace offering accepted. Now, would you please leave me alone?

Phyllis: Is that so hard? I just wanna have a little chat with you first.

Danny: Phyllis, I ca–

Phyllis: Just a little chat, please. Danny, I need to say this. I’m not the one doing the competing here.

Danny: You gotta be kidding me.

Phyllis: I’m not. I mean the old me, yeah, for sure. The old me would’ve loved this. Ticking off the sa– the most sanctimonious person on the planet. Yeah, but not me now. Okay, listen, I’ve had a brutal year. Oh, massively painful. You know that. And you have helped me so much. I feel like I really am changing. I’ve really worked hard to change and you’ve been there with me every step of the way, encouraging me when nobody else in this town would do that. And– and I realized that since the moment I met you, I made your life turmoil. I realized that. I’m not proud of the things I’ve done. I’m not proud of them at all. I’m ashamed. But I feel like I took responsibility for them and just every day, I’m changing and changing. I just kind of wanted to do that with you. Do you know what I mean? So, I kind of think that beneath all your caution and coloring within the lines, I kinda think you feel the same way.

Chance: Morning, nate.

Nate: Chance. Man, we’ve all been so busy seems like I only see you passing in the hall.

Chance: Yeah. Chancellor-winters is a, uh, pretty crazy place, huh?

[ Laughs ] I’m loving every minute of it though.

Nate: Good to hear. Good to hear. I was, uh, wondering how you’ve been settling in.

Chance: Yeah, more and more every day. For sure. Billy’s been a great help showing me the ropes.

Nate: Okay. So you’re, uh, comfortable with his mentorship? That he’s collaborative enough?

Chance: You asking about me or are you checking up on billy?

Nate: Um, I don’t know. Why would you ask that?

Chance: I’ve learned an office can be a small world. Word is that you and devon have issues with billy. I’d like to know why.

Devon: Hey.

Billy: Hey.

Devon: You have a second?

Billy: Yeah, please come in.

Devon: Good. So, listen, billy, we, uh– I, uh, I had that conversation with lily about your request to add abbott to the company name and we have an answer for you.

Billy: Why do I feel I’m not gonna like where this is headed?

Devon: Well, listen man, we– we certainly respect your sense of legacy when it comes to your name for jill’s sake, but lily and I feel like we already have a very strong brand name in place.

Billy: Well, true, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be modified.

Devon: True. Another big concern we have though is it might confuse people.

Billy: Confuse people. How so?

Devon: Well, because the name abbott, for as long as I can remember, has been synonymous with jabot. And people might start thinking that our companies are linked when they’re not.

Billy: Yeah, I don’t see that happening. Two very distinct niches.

Devon: Well, either way, uh, lily and I feel like making a name change will shake things up just too much right now.

Billy: Adding abbott to the chancellor-winter’s name is hardly shaking things up, devon. In fact, it further defines this company. It gives it a broader reach, it gives it more name recognition.

Devon: And I hear all the points you’re making, billy. And I’m still sorry to tell you that we’re gonna be keeping the name chancellor-winters as is.

Amanda: Well, jill will be very sorry to hear that. Nothing comes close to this place in the morning.

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Devon: Hi, amanda. What are you doing here?

Billy: Hey, I didn’t know you were coming into town.

Amanda: Yeah, jill’s otherwise occupied so she asked me to step in as chief legal counsel for chancellor-winters. She’s sorry she couldn’t be here when you presented the idea, but I am assuming that the answer would’ve been the same.

Devon: Yeah, it would’ve. And she didn’t need to send you. She could’ve picked up the phone.

Billy: Well, clearly she thinks it’s a bigger issue than you do.

Amanda: Face-to-face is much more effective, don’t you think? This is important to jill. And she’s curious why that alone isn’t enough for you to say yes.

Devon: Why that alo– ’cause that’s not the way a partnership works.

Amanda: Please tell me more about how partnerships work.

Devon: Okay. Listen, when jill was running chancellor industries alone, she never once brought up the name being an issue, okay? And then when we merged and rebranded to chancellor-winters again, she never brought it up. So, if this is really about representation of her leadership, then wouldn’t that have been the perfect time to add the name?

Amanda: If this is about her leadership, what else would it be about, devon?

Devon: I don’t know. That’s why I’m asking the question. At first, I thought maybe it was billy wanting to add his name to the company so his interim position would be less interim.

Billy: See, my being here is a sticky point.

Amanda: You’re here per jill’s wishes, just as I am. It’s that simple. And jill has made it very clear to me that she wants billy to be a part of this company long-term. Just as I’m sure that you, lily and nate envision a long-term future as a family in chancellor-winters, correct?

Devon: Yeah, of course we do.

Amanda: And you and lily have strong familial links to the chancellor and winter’s names. Billy and jill do not. So, I have to question, why does it bother you so much to publicly recognize the abbott’s contributions to this company? You know, I actually thought you would want the abbott’s names included. You know, given the fact that they’re practically your in-laws now.

Devon: I have no issues with representing the abbot’s name publicly. All I’m doing is asking questions here, okay? I am asking questions about the motives and the timing. Is it really about jill or is this about billy? That’s all.

Billy: Or maybe it’s about you. ‘Cause it seems to me that you’re the only one blocking the addition of the abbott name and for no good reason.

Nate: Given billy’s history, it’s only natural we’d be cautious. I’m sure you’re aware of some of his more infamous mistakes.

Chance: Yeah, I am. But you know what? Billy owns up to those mistakes, which I admire. Kinda turns ’em into teachable lessons.

Nate: Uh, I’m not sure he is learned them himself.

Chance: Well, from what I heard, you learned a pretty big lesson recently about family and loyalty.

Nate: I have. And, uh, I’d like to think I’ve grown from them and maybe billy has as well to some extent. I guess the issue I have is that jill forced him down our throats.

Chance: Well, I guess that applies to me too.

Nate: Hm. Different circumstance. You’re new to the corporate world, working your way up as it should be. Billy, on the other hand, walked away once already. Then he was brought back unilaterally, clearly with something to prove, which isn’t necessarily in the best interest of this company. I’m sure you can understand my position given you’ve had reservations about billy mentoring you.

Danny: I’m sure you meant everything you just said.

Phyllis: Of course, I mean it. It’s true danny.

Danny: But then you go on implying that there’s something between us when you know that there isn’T. Not more than co-parents and– and almost friends. I keep saying it. You keep ignoring it. You and christine have disregarded everything I’ve said and I just don’t want this complication in my life anymore.

Phyllis: I’m not the one complicating things. It’s not me. It’s not. I mean, you’re holding on to these feelings and memories that you used to have with christine, these unresolved issues. And she knows that. And she’s using that to keep her claws in and she sees what’s going on between us. I mean, she sees it, this bond we have or, I mean, whatever you wanna call it. And it threatens her and she pouts and plays the victim, but you know what I see? I just see the man in front of me. I just see the future that the two of us can have.

[ Doorbell ringing ] Don’t get it. Don’t get it. Please. I know what it’s like

Christine: You certainly didn’t waste any time.

Phyllis: Oh, look at that. Did you bring danny a gift?

Christine: It’s just the masala chai you like.

Danny: Thank you.

Phyllis: That is so funny.

Christine: What’s so funny about tea?

Phyllis: Well, I brought danny a gift too. Mine is big and bold and red and– and yours is a cuppa tea to help him nod off. It’s just the gift says a lot about the giver, doesn’t it?

Danny: Hey, if you two don’t mind, um, I really have a lot of work to do here.

Phyllis: Yeah, he has a lot of work, so why don’t you run along.

Danny: No, I really think you both should leave. Now, please.

Christine: Actually, danny, I said a few things that I regret the other day. I just wanted to talk to you.

Phyllis: A few things that were childish when you resorted to name calling?

Christine: You know, I just wanted to have a moment with danny alone. But, of course, you’re here because wherever he is, you’re not far behind. Can you just show yourself out?

Phyllis: I wouldn’t dream of it. Danny and I were in the middle of a very important intense conversation, weren’t we?

Danny: No, you were actually just about to leave phyllis.

Phyllis: No, we were just getting to the good part.

Christine: Oh, my god. Why do you do this? Why do you make everything a scene?

Phyllis: Why can you not accept that there’s something going on between me and danny?

Christine: Oh, my god, because you are stalking him. Big difference from an actual relationship.

Danny: I seem to remember asking you both to give me some time and some space and yet here you are back in my place again. What don’t you understand about boundaries? I’m confused here.

Phyllis: I never really believed in boundaries, to be honest. And I think that we could both agree, there’s nothing wrong with going after love.

Christine: You don’t love danny. You love making my life hell.

Chance: I won’t lie to you. I did have my doubts at first, but I was wrong. Billy’s been great on every level. He’s been a great mentor and I’m very grateful.

Nate: I’m glad to hear it.

Chance: And for someone that you think is this disruptor, I’m telling you, the guy has done nothing but cheerlead this company to me. I mean, I’ve seen his enthusiasm, I’ve seen his excitement for chancellor-winters to succeed and it’s contagious. Now, I would think that you would want someone like that at the top.

Nate: Absolutely. But it’s no secret jill and my aunt mamie don’t trust each other. And that has a way of trickling down. Now look, I don’t want this to turn into an us versus them situation. No one needs petty office politics distracting us from the business at hand.

Chance: Nate, with all due respect, the only two that seem to be pushing us versus them are you and devon. Billy has never said a negative word about either of you. So, maybe you could offer him the same courtesy. Quit focusing on his past, focus on his present and his future. I’m telling you, the guy might surprise you.

Nate: That’s what we’re worried about.

Devon: Um, we have a lot more pressing things to deal with today, so can we shelf this for now?

Billy: And just like that, another unilateral decision once again.

Devon: I’ll tell you what billy, we can wait ’til lily comes back and then you can hear everything I just said straight from her mouth and then we’ll make the decision.

Billy: Okay. Good. If that helps, that’s great.

Amanda: Jill would like this result sooner rather than later. And I would like to make that happen while I’m in town.

Billy: How long do you plan on staying?

Amanda: Only as long as I need to.

Devon: Well, lily is gonna take as much time as she needs with her daughter and she’s not gonna be rushed, okay? So, if you have to go back east before she comes home, we’ll understand. Are we done?

Amanda: Don’t let us keep you.

Devon: Great.

Billy: Well, now. Hi.

Amanda: Hi.

Billy: How are you? Um, okay. That was, uh, that was kind of intense.

Amanda: I don’t know. Just being my normal self.

Billy: Did jill really bring you here just for this?

Amanda: Oh, for the name and to gauge other dynamics at play. Your mother really can read a room, even at a distance.

Billy: Yeah. Look, the truth is devon doesn’t trust me. He doesn’t involve me in key decisions. He makes decisions and then, tells me about it later in order to keep me contained.

Amanda: Now, that is unacceptable.

Billy: I don’t blame him, given my history.

Amanda: Come on, billy. Everyone here has history.

Billy: Oh, yeah. No, that was clear a few times just now.

Amanda: Devon knows that I have no hard feelings against him anymore.

Billy: Hm.

Amanda: I told him that at the gala. I let it all go.

Billy: Okay, look. I’m just saying that I’m glad you’re on my team, okay? Mine and jill’s, of course.

Amanda: Well, in order to move things forward in the direction that jill wants, devon is gonna need to trust you and vice versa.

Billy: No, I agree. I have to figure out a way to change his perspective.

Amanda: Well, devon probably thinks that I’m the bad cop right now. You’re welcome. So go. It’s your chance to play good cop.

Billy: You are a wily one, amanda sinclair.

Amanda: It is nice to be appreciated. Onto my next item on the agenda.

Billy: Which is?

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Devon: Hey, did amanda leave?

Billy: Yep. People to see, things to do.

Devon: Well, that was a whole lot to have jill send her here without warning me. Don’t you think?

Billy: Look, look, devon, my mom couldn’t make it, okay? And clearly she thinks this an issue that she doesn’t want to fall to the wayside.

Devon: An issue about a name.

Billy: No, it’s bigger than that, okay? That’s a symptom of it, but it’s clear since I’ve been back to chancellor-winters you don’t trust me, so what’s that about? I mean, you think you’re gonna screw things up here? Am I gonna hurt the company? You think I’m gonna orchestrate a coup? Rest assured, none of that is gonna happen. I am here to work with you, to raise this company to new heights.

Devon: Okay. For starters, billy, you wouldn’t be at the company at all if I just flat out didn’t trust you, so that’s not the case. I just know you, and I’ve known you for a long time and you’re a smooth talker.

Billy: Usually, I would take that as a compliment.

Devon: Usually, I try to give you the benefit of the doubt.

Billy: Despite my history.

Devon: Despite your history. And it raised red flags for me when you were the one to bring up this name change.

Billy: Don’t you think you’re exaggerating this just a little bit?

Devon: I don’t, no. I don’t think questioning the timing or the motives is exaggerating anything at all. And don’t forget, you were all in with us when we started this company. You were all in with lily too. And then you walked away from us and her, and you went and started a podcast and then went back to jabot, and now you’re back here and you wanna put your name on the company.

Billy: No, that’s my mother’s name. And she owns half this company.

Devon: And it wasn’t an issue either until you got here. And who’s to say how long you’re gonna stick around? Or hell, maybe you’re gonna stay and try to make over the company in your own image to prove something to someone or yourself. I don’t know. It’s just hard to trust someone who’s usually all in on themselves.

Billy: Okay. Then, I need to rectify that perception. Look, I spent most of my adult life trying to protect and honor my father’s legacy. But the truth is, I’m more jill abbott than I am john. Devon, I wanna be here now and into the future, and I’m gonna prove myself to you. But I can’t do that alone. I need you to give me a chance. We need to figure out how to work together openly and honestly going forward. Can we do that?

Abby: This bottle is gonna be warm before tessa’s off her call. This was supposed to be a party.

Mariah: I know. My wife, manager of the hottest restaurant in town, and she’s stuck on the phone with the produce guy.

Abby: Did I forget to mention how glamorous this job is?

Mariah: You know, I think you let that part out.

Abby: Oh, sorry. [ Laughter ]

Amanda: Wow, this looks festive. What are we celebrating?

Abby: Uh, I hired tessa as manager.

Mariah: Yeah, we were hoping to toast to her new beginning, but, uh, she’s stuck on the phone with vendors.

Amanda: So, you won’t be presiding here anymore? Is that so you can focus on chancellor-winters?

Abby: Yes, exactly.

Amanda: Huh. Mariah, do you mind if I, um, borrow abby just for a minute? There’s a few things I’d like to discuss with her.

Mariah: Yeah, sure, of course. Um, I guess I will go check on tessa in the back, if I can go in there, of course.

Abby: Yes. Yeah.

Mariah: Okay.

Abby: So amanda, what can I help you with?

Amanda: Don’t worry, abby. This is not about old news. I’m in town filling in for jill. I just came from chancellor-winters and I noticed that devon doesn’t seem very happy that billy came to work there. So, I was hoping that you could tell me how serious these objections are.

Christine: You keep telling the world that you’ve changed and you begged danny to see this new woman that you are, but let’s just face it. You’re the same nasty, mean girl you’ve always been.

Phyllis: At least I’m not boring. Maybe that’s why paul dumped you.

Danny: Phyllis–

Phyllis: Yeah. Maybe that’s why paul dumped you and then you glommed on to danny because you don’t wanna be alone.

Danny: If you’re gonna do this, do you guys mind taking it out in the hallway, please?

Christine: Danny and my connection is real based on love we’ve shared for decades. Oh, and with you, what? Oh, oh yeah. You’ve– you’ve lied to him, you’ve cheated, you’ve manipulated him, you’ve hurt him. And you want him to just forget that and fall into your arms?

Phyllis: I’ve made mistakes. I admitted every single one of them.

Christine: Wait, what? You have never admitted that. You’ve never taken responsibility for all the horrible things that you’ve done. And it’s not just with danny. I mean, you faked your own murder. You should be in prison. But no, once again, you talked your way out of facing the consequences of your actions.

Phyllis: And there it is. There it is. You couldn’t punish me and put me behind bars. Right, christine? So, you’re using danny right now to get back at me. That’s what you’re doing.

Christine: You are the one who uses people. You drug them. Oh, you– you– you switch their dna test, you run them over. You put an octopus in their bed.

Phyllis: Are you serious?

Christine: And with–

Phyllis: Are you holding a grudge over that?

Christine: No remorse. No remorse. No remorse ever. You say you’ve changed, you’re incapable of changing. Danny knows that. Right, danny?

[ Laughs ] Okay. Great. Now, you’ve done it.

Phyllis: I didn’t do anything. That was all you. (Screams)

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Christine: I’m serious. This has to stop.

Phyllis: Then stop it. Then go. Walk away.

Christine: You don’t understand. He doesn’t wanna be involved with you. He’s not interested, nor will he ever be. You are not what he wants.

Phyllis: Oh, and what you two have together, it’s so precious, the love you have together?

Christine: Yes, phyllis, we will always find our way back to each other. No lies, no drugs. Just the strength of our connection.

Phyllis: Mm. Except that teensy weensy little problem that he admitted that he thought I was important.

Christine: Oh my– you know, as a friend outta pity.

Phyllis: Do you see the man he is now? Do you even see who he really is? I mean, you’re holding onto these old moldy memories of the two of you. But do you see the man he is now? He sees the woman that I am. That’s for sure. And the two of us are new and exciting and fun. We don’t have some old love that we’re holding onto that should have died years ago.

[ Christine scoffs ]

Christine: You keep talking about how you’ve changed. You’re as conniving as ever. Using your son still to get to danny, that’s the kind of woman and mother you are.

[ Christine laughs ]

Phyllis: Okay. I just– christine, have you thought that maybe my son would be happy that his parents are back together?

Christine: No. God, you talk about love and wanting to be in love, but you have killed the love in every relationship you have ever had. And it worries you that you’re gonna spend the rest of your life alone. Look at you. It scares you to death. And you think danny loving you is gonna fix it? No! Guess what? You can’t be fixed. You’re broken. Nobody wants you. Especially not danny.

Phyllis: You…

Christine: Yeah. Come on.

Phyllis: Are a bitch.

Christine: Do it. Do something. Give me any reason to press charges.

Nate: You and I have something in common. We started as outsiders. You come from law enforcement and I’m from the medical field. Now, some might see that as a disadvantage, but I like to think we apply those skills we learned in those fields to make a real difference in what we bring to the corporate world.

Chance: So, we don’t know all the rules and we break ’em in a good way. Yeah?

Nate: Something like that. That’s why I’d like to offer my support. And I’m sure you have lots of ideas and as head of content and development, I might be able to help.

Chance: You know, I do have a couple ideas I’d like to run by you before I take them to billy and devon.

Nate: Okay. Talk to me.

Chance: Well, I noticed several of our divisions are being underutilized. So, I did some research on how to maximize the potential and I came up with the idea of creating a music festival. Now the numbers, they’re– they’re promising, right? We’d see a significant boost in marketing and merchandising and not to mention all the additional name recognition for chancellor-winters.

Nate: Interesting.

Chance: It’s too big though, right? That’s too much?

Nate: The festival, uh, is a big risk. Um, a huge outlay of cash.

Chance: So no.

Nate: So why not run with it and see where it goes?

Chance: Really?

Nate: I had the same idea back in the day but, um, devon felt the timing wasn’t right. But it’s a new day and I think the two of us working together could create a model that would convince devon that this would be a brilliant idea.

Chance: That would be great. And you’ve work with me, huh? No, us versus them stuff?

Nate: Not at all. I’d be happy to back you up and help you with the pitch.

Chance: All right. Well, I look forward to learning from you.

Nate: I’m sure you’ll teach me a thing or two as well.

Chance: Ah.

[ Chance laughs ]

Abby: I don’t know what I can say.

Amanda: Jill wants chancellor-winters to be a unified front against all comers, including tucker mccall.

Abby: Unified, yet you want me to betray devon’s trust by discussing his personal feelings about billy?

[ Amanda laughs ]

Amanda: “Betray.” Really? If there’s a problem, abby, I just wanna help solve it.

Abby: No, you don’T. You want me to convince devon to accept billy and work with him.

Amanda: Well, that would be best case scenario for everyone. You don’t have a problem because it’s me asking, do you?

Devon: Billy, I would love to talk about moving forward ’cause I don’t know what that even looks like. You came in here as an interim ceo ’cause lily’s gone. When she comes back, where does that put you?

Billy: No, you’re right. I am filling in for lily at the moment, but I do have my own purview and it’s one that I plan to execute. But devon, we need to find a way to understand each other.

Devon: I completely agree with that. Why don’t we start with the chip on your shoulder.

Billy: My shoulder?

Devon: Yeah, your shoulder. You wanna talk about trust issues. It’s clear you don’t trust me. Would you like to explain why?

Billy: Sure. I think you have an issue working with other people.

Devon: Yeah.

Billy: I mean you worked well with neil and that was great, but other than that, you and lily had a fallout. I don’t have to tell you how hurt she was when you chose business over her.

Devon: My relationship with my sister doesn’t need to be in this conversation.

Billy: Okay. Well, then how about this? Chancellor-winters is more than just about you. And given the corporate structure and the players involved, your it’s my way or the highway mentality is just not gonna work.

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Billy: Look, we all know how you got to this point. You’ve operated independently for a very long time. You’ve honed a very special way of working total autonomy. But devon, it’s a problem. It was a problem with other colleagues at this company and now it’s a problem with me.

Devon: Well, I’m assuming that the other problems with colleagues you’re referring to was maybe when nate was trying to sell our company out from under us, and I was trying to protect everybody.

Billy: You only joined forces with victoria because you shut down every single idea he had.

Devon: Oh.

Billy: And as far as jill and lily, that got so bad that it almost crushed this company.

Devon: The company wasn’t close to being crushed. And that was all because I thought it was a bad idea to take the company public and I still think that.

Billy: And you are willing to go behind lily’s back for that?

Devon: Again, lily doesn’t need to be in this conversation.

Billy: Okay, fine. But you and lily made up and you are closer now than you’ve ever been. You gave nate a second chance, so I know you’re capable of it.

Devon: Well, then this is about you wanting a second chance. That’s what I’m getting.

Billy: All I’m asking for is the opportunity to be on level playing field like you’ve put them. Okay? But it can’t be just me, devon. I can’t be the only one trying to prove myself to you. You need to prove yourself to me. We need to be able to trust each other’s judgment.

Devon: I think the fact that I ran a successful company for over a decade should be all the proof you need in my judgment. And all I’ve been doing is asking questions. That’s it. You’re the one making demands. You’re the one throwing around accusations. So, we’ve clearly gotten off on the wrong foot, and I’m not holding my breath that things are gonna get much better.

Abby: Do you really think I’m not easily manipulated? That I’ll do whatever you want because I feel like I owe you? Amanda, I am sorry that I hurt you. But to use that regret to get whatever you want, it’s shameless.

Amanda: You have completely misunderstood me. Abby, you have a vested interest and responsibility to make chancellor-winters as strong as possible. Once you’re officially on the board, I mean.

Abby: That’s not a threat, is it?

[ Amanda scoffs ]

Amanda: Of course not. I know you’re fond of billy. He is brilliant, forward thinking and yes, he’s, you know, had some moments where he didn’t exactly shine, but I think that devon is unfairly holding that against him. And haven’t we all done things that we regret? But look at us, right? And look at chance. He has gone on to work for his family’s business. I’m sure that devon and him have meetings all the time. So, I just don’t understand why the four of us can’t work together on this.

Abby: Billy doesn’t need you or jill fighting his battles. So, why don’t we trust devon and billy to work it out themselves?

Lauren: Hey, stranger. I haven’t seen much of you.

Danny: Hey, right back at you.

Lauren: How’s it going?

Danny: Never better.

Lauren: What’s wrong?

Danny: I’m starting to think that my next concert tour can’t come soon enough. My celebrity colorist?

Summer: Hey.

Chance: Hi.

Nate: Summer, good to see you.

Summer: You too.

Nate: And, uh, I should get back to the office.

Chance: Yeah, I’m, uh, right behind you.

Nate: Take your time.

Summer: So, big work conversation?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah. Nate likes one of my ideas and he wants to support it. I think I’m getting the hang of this corporate thing.

Summer: I knew that you would.

Chance: Oh, you did, did you?

Summer: I did. I knew that you’d show up in your cool marchetti clothes and absolutely rock it.

[ Chance laughs ]

[ Abby sighs ]

Mariah: So, amanda showing up.

Abby: Yeah, that caught me off guard, but I think I held my own.

Mariah: What did she want?

Abby: It’s about chancellor-winters, but of course, she made it personal.

Mariah: Yikes. That sounds messy.

Abby: It could be. I have to wait for the board vote to find out.

Amanda: Hey.

Billy: Hey, you’re back.

Amanda: So, how did it go with devon? You had a chance to talk to him?

Billy: Let’s just say it’s very clear that devon has no intention of working together.

Amanda: That’s what I was afraid of. That’s why I went to see abby.

Billy: Abby?

Amanda: I wanted to get some insight into where devon’s head’s at regarding you and the company.

Billy: Do you really think that was a good idea?

Amanda: Well, it was worth a shot.

Billy: Yeah, I don’t know about that.

Amanda: Billy, devon resents you, but he probably resents jill even more for bringing you in. I don’t think that he has trusted her since she tried to take the company public. So any move you make is suspect and gets an automatic no.

Billy: And given the fact that mamie and tucker had a secret plan to come after this company, devon probably thinks my mother does too. Now, the fact that she sent you here only reinforces that.

Amanda: Well, I have a legitimate reason to be here.

Billy: Going after abby for information is not legitimate. Look, I appreciate you coming here, but you need to back off and you just need to let me handle this.

Amanda: I have complete faith in you, billy. I do, but–

Billy: But my mother doesn’T. Is that what you’re trying to say?

Amanda: No, no. I– I was not saying that. She’s proud of you and she has faith in you. And most importantly, she believes that you two are the right team to take this company higher.

Billy: I agree. If we get a chance to do that.

Amanda: This company is divided. Jill believes that mamie johnson and tucker are huge threats. And this office culture is explosive. Jill wants me to get everyone on the same team. That is my job and that is what I intend to do whether everyone likes it or not.

Phyllis: Oh, my god, christine, you think I’d hit you? Wow. I’d never do something like that. You’re not worth the risk.

Christine: And you’re out of control as always.

Phyllis: No, I’m actually in control. I am. You see, when you were out buying that cute little tea tin for danny, I was here getting very, very close to him until you showed up and ruined everything and scared him away.

Christine: You’re pathetic. I almost feel sorry for you.

Phyllis: You’re afraid that you lost danny all over again. Well, that’s okay. You have your memories and your connection to keep you warm at night.

Christine: God!

[ Christine sighs ]

Lauren: What’s going on?

Danny: Oh, it’s cricket and phyllis.

Lauren: Oh.

Danny: Yeah.

Lauren: Are they fighting over you again?

Danny: Is this my fault?

Lauren: You mean because you are charming, sweet, talented and handsome? It is so your fault.

Danny: Cricket accused me of playing them off each other like I’m secretly enjoying this.

Lauren: Your face is not saying that you’re having a good time. And you and christine were so happy on new year’s eve. What happened? Oh, wait, phyllis happened.

Danny: She claims to have real feelings for me and that I’m a big part of her journey of becoming a nicer and gentler phyllis and she just wants to see where this goes and–

Lauren: But?

Danny: But this interest to me is just part of the big feud between her and christine.

Lauren: Well, that does sound like our friend. Although, she is trying to be a better person.

Danny: Yeah, I– I know. I– I’ve been impressed. I mean, she’s showing impulse control, maturity. Well, I don’t know, maybe most of the time.

Lauren: But you have feelings for christine?

Danny: Yes, very much so.

Lauren: Have you talked to them?

Danny: It’s gotten so bad that I had to tell them both, that we all have to take a break.

Lauren: Oh.

Danny: Yeah.

Lauren: How’d they take that?

Danny: Well, they showed up with gifts at my place. Yeah, that’s why I’m here. They were going at it so much, they didn’t even notice me leave.

[ Lauren laughs ]

Lauren: No wonder you are wishing for your tour to start.

Danny: Yeah.

Lauren: All right, so let me get this straight. You have feelings for both of them?

Danny: No, no, no. Why does it always come out sounding like that? I– I care for phyllis as a friend. But both she and cricket, they think that– that it’s something much, much more. And I– I– I don’t know.

Lauren: And it’s not much more? If you are willing to put your relationship with christine in jeopardy, then maybe you see phyllis as more than just a friend.

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Steffy: Finn, don’t listen to sheila. She’s trying to play you.

Sheila: No, I am telling the truth. I’m not a danger to you or your family.

Steffy: You’re a liar.

Sheila: What, I’m the threat? She said it to me. She looked me right in the face and said she wished your mother was dead. Finn, son, you know how wrong that is. I have changed.

Finn: Steffy’s right, sheila. You need to stay away from us and our family.

Sheila: So I– I live here, with deacon, and I’m minding my own business, and it’s okay for steffy to come over and punch me in the face whenever she wants and I’m the problem?

Finn: You shoved her first. Okay, you know what, no we’re not– we’re not doing this.

Steffy: No, you’re– you’re never gonna come near me or my family again. Ever.

Finn: Let’s get out of here.

[ Sheila grunting ]

Hope: Hm. Nope, I– I– I still can’t get enough of you.

Thomas: Oh, good, because i can’t get enough of you either.

[ Cell phone rings ]

Thomas: Do you need to check that?

Hope: Yeah, I should, um. Sorry, it’s just an old reminder.

Thomas: An old reminder that makes you sad?

Hope: It’s just an alarm I used to set for myself to remind me to help my dad close up the restaurant. Used to be our bonding time thing that we would do, but those days are long gone now that sheila is lurking around.

Thomas: Hope, I’m sorry you’re missing father-daughter time because of her.

Hope: Me too, but that’s the sad reality. You know, as long as my dad is involved with a psycho, he has to keep his distance from the kids and me.

Deacon: I’m guessing we’re not having sandwiches for dinner. You okay?

Sheila: I have every right to be upset. Steffy comes barging into our home, our home. She verbally attacks me, she punches me in the face, again. Nobody treats me like that and gets away with it.

Steffy: So what? So, we need to pick up the kids?

Finn: No, uh, lucy invited kelly over for dinner and hayes is with grandma li, so…

Steffy: I’m so glad they’re not here.

Finn: Because of your confrontation with sheila.

Steffy: I’m sick and tired of constantly having to look over my shoulder for that sociopath. God, I just– I wish she wasn’t in our lives.

Finn: Is it true what she said? You told sheila you want her dead?

A year after a heart attack,

Hope: I had kind of given up on ever really having a real connection with my father. He wasn’t around much when i was growing up and when he was, it was just… awkward. I mean, I guess I felt some sort of loyalty to my mom and their situation was complicated enough as it is and so I never really truly opened the door to him. But this time, it just– it felt different. It felt like we truly connected and I felt like I found a piece of me that had always been missing.

Thomas: It must have been a wonderful feeling.

Hope: It was. My dad was serious about making a good life for himself, about starting fresh and mending the relationships he had broken and–

Thomas: And you were first on that list.

Hope: And I cherished every moment that we shared together. There were a lot of good moments. A lot of laughter, actually. I know you don’t know my dad that well, but he is a genuinely funny guy. And it just really felt like a blessing to have that father figure in my life, again. But then, sheila came along and yeah, apparently she comes first. Before me, before the grandkids and–

Thomas: I’m sorry, hope.

Hope: Me too. But, um, as long as my dad is involved with sheila, I don’t want to put the kids at risk. And beth and douglas, they have to come first.

Thomas: They do. And deacon’s gonna have to understand that. I just wish I understood him and what he is thinking. Because I don’T. And it just feels like I’m losing my dad all over again.

Deacon: Babe, just breathe, all right? Just relax. Take it down a notch.

Sheila: You know what? I have every right to be upset. I have tried so hard to lead just a simple, good life. I wake up in the morning, I go to work, I come home from work, and I keep a low profile.

Deacon: You have been awesome. You’ve been a model citizen.

Sheila: Yeah, well what a lot of good that’s doing. Because no one wants to give me credit for doing what’s right. No, that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that– that I’m here. That– that– that I’m not bothering anyone. Steffy can just barge through that door, do everything she can to keep me away from my son and grandson. I am so done with her. I’m done with her.

Deacon: Okay, sheila, take it easy.

Sheila: Oh, god. Who does she think she is? She– she comes here. She– she belittles me. She strikes me. And I’m just supposed to take it?

Deacon: You have every reason to be angry. She had no business coming at you like that. Listen, don’t make her right. You know why? She’s finn’s wife and he will take her side every time. Think. Be smart. Keep your eye on the prize.

Sheila: I’m trying. I am using all of my strength and self-restraint to not remind that bitch of who she’s dealing with.

Finn: Was sheila lying or did you really tell her that you want her dead?

Steffy: Can you really blame me after all the horrible things she has done to our family? To us? Year after year, it’s like the plague.

Finn: Honey, I understand why you would feel that way.

Steffy: Good. Because I’m not sorry. Sheila should be rotting in a prison cell for the rest of her life. And even then, I don’t even know if I would feel fully free of her. Only if she was dead and buried. And yeah, that’s exactly what I told her. Finn, I understand on some level, this is difficult for you. I get that. Sheila is your birth mother. But evil doesn’t change, okay? It just is. So as long as sheila carter is walking and breathing on this earth, none of us are safe. At dot’s an ordinary pretzel just isn’t enough.

Thomas: You know, I’m not the biggest deacon sharpe fan, but one thing I do know about him is he loves you.

Hope: I would be so happy if it were any other woman. In los angeles. In the world. But it’s– it’s just, my dad deserves happiness, he deserves love, but this is sheila carter we are talking about. A woman with a record. A woman who is dangerous. And I– I–

Thomas: I know. I get it. I do. And I don’t want sheila anywhere near the kids. Or you. Or my sister. Or her kids. I’m just trying to put some perspective on what deacon’s going through. That’s it.

Hope: Hmm… you mean aside from being under sheila’s spell? I don’t know. I– I– I do feel like I was starting to get through to him, though. I could tell he was listening. I could tell that he was taking it in and maybe even making a little bit of progress. But then sheila waltzed in and started in on her usual, “oh, I’ve changed. And I’m not a danger to anyone. I’m not a threat to anyone.” And my dad, he– he buys it.

Thomas: He buys it because he wants to buy it.

Hope: I don’t want him to buy it. And I don’t want to put the kids in that woman’s path. And so, as long as my dad is involved with her, I mean, he can’t be around us.

Deacon: Sheila, I haven’t seen you like this in a long time. Do I need to be worried here?

Sheila: What, I don’t have the right to be upset? Big, bad sheila, she’s not allowed to feel human emotions like everybody else. No, steffy can just barge right in here and slander me and physically assault me, and I– I what?. I’d just– what do I do? Turn the cheek and say, “hey, you missed a spot?”

Deacon: Listen, I get it. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to have to prove yourself worthy every single day. But the reality is, it is what it is and you have been doing so well. Just don’t give the haters a reason to fear you. That’s all I’m saying.

Sheila: I know. And you’re right. It has not been easy. And it doesn’t matter how good I am or how low a profile I keep, steffy is– is determined to ruin what life I do have. Right, she is never gonna forget the past. She– she won’t move on.

Deacon: I know, just don’t forg the endgame here. All right? Steffy is finn’s wife. If you want to have a relationship–

Sheila: I would already have a relationship with finn if it weren’t for her. Steffy is what’s standing between me and my family. And that’s a position that nobody should ever want to be in.

Finn: I– I gotta get back to the hospital. I still have rounds. Are you gonna– are you gonna be okay here? Alone?

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Finn: You sure? ‘Cause look, I– I understand why you want sheila out of our lives, but steffy wishing her dead, that’S…

Steffy: Sheila’s a monster, finn. She shot us. She shot her own son. She left us both to die. And honestly, I think she would do it again if she felt cornered. But I’m not gonna let that happen. Sheila is not gonna harm my family.

Finn: I understand, okay? I get that you’re still traumatized from the shooting. Right, I am too. But look, we’re here, honey. We’re alive. We’re together. Gosh, I– I love you more than anything.

Steffy: I love you too.

Finn: I promise, I will keep you and the kids safe from sheila. Okay? Yeah. ( )

Deacon: I’m kind of in the middle of something right now. Could you take care of it? All right, okay, okay, okay. Okay, I’ll be down in a second. Uh, I have to go down to the restaurant and put a fire out. Not a literal one. Hey, I need you to promise that you’re not gonna do anything to lose your composure and wind up doing something we’re all gonna regret.

Sheila: Not to worry.

Deacon: Yeah… that was a little too easy. Sheila promise me you’re gonna do what finn and steffy want.

Sheila: I promise. I’m not gonna go anywhere near them. I’m not gonna go anywhere near the kids. I’m not gonna go anywhere near the house.

Deacon: Good. I’ll be back soon.

[ Sheila grunting ]

Thomas: You are being so strong. You took a stand with your father about sheila and you’re sticking to it.

Hope: Well, what other choice do I have? I have to do what I can to protect the kids, but it basically is, um, shutting my dad out of my life. Severing the connection that I have yearned for for so long. I mean, just when we were finally getting close. And my dad could rectify all of this if he wanted to. He could– he could choose me for once in his life.

Thomas: If it’s any consolation, I choose you. And I always will. And I’m never gonna let anyone hurt you. Including sheila.

Hope: We can’t underestimate her. We can’t believe a word she says because she is still the same cold, calculating killer that she has always been and she is a danger to us all.

Thomas: I’m sorry.

Deacon: All right, crisis averted. Sheila? Sheila? Oh, please god, no.

[ Rattling ]

[ Wind howling ]

[ Wood creaking ]

[ Wind howling ]

Finn: I get that you’re still traumatized from the shooting.

Steffy: You’re crazy. Finn needs an ambulance.

Sheila: Steffy, do not make that call.

Sheila: Steffy forrester. Tonight, you die.

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Steffy: You stay away from my children, sheila, or the next time it’ll be more than a punch. If you see them, you do not approach them. You leave them alone.

Sheila: Kelly came to where I work.

Steffy: Kelly is off limits. We all are. We don’t exist to you. You mean nothing to us.

Hollis: Hey, boss. Is that the new ‘cab?

Deacon: Yes, it is. It was not easy to get.

Hollis: Good stuff. I’ll get it in the system.

Deacon: Great, um– was sheila in the kitchen?

Hollis: Uh, I didn’t see her back there.

Deacon: Tanya called in sick. Sheila was supposed to fill in for her.

Hollis: Yeah, I mean, she was here earlier, but I don’t know where she went.

Liam: I’m saying if the interview went really well, then let’s follow up on that, because if their ceo is on the cover, forrester is more likely to buy ad space. Do you understand? That’s– okay. Thank you. Thank you, jordan.

Bill: Heard you were in the building.

Liam: Uh, hi. What are you, uh, what are you– what are you– what are you doing here?

Bill: Had lunch with katie. We had some things to discuss regarding will.

Liam: Oh, okay.

Bill: You have plans with steffy?

Liam: What, um– uh, no, well, I– I saw her at her place this morning. So, not really.

Bill: Yet, here you are, staring at her picture.

Liam: This is, no– I– no– I was on the phone, I was on the phone, right before, I was on the phone with jordan, talking about forrester.

Bill: Why– why– why are you stuttering?

Liam: I’m not– I’m not,

Bill: This is, no, no, no. You see, I know that look. Because it’s the look that I get when I’m thinking about money, you, you are thinking about steffy. Can’t hide your love for her, can you?

Liam: I do love steffy, I’ve made no effort to hide that, thank you, and no, it’s not gonna change.

Bill: But something has. You said you saw steffy. What’s going on?

Liam: Just, I’m worried about her.

Bill: Let me guess. Sheila?

Liam: Yeah, sheila. Sheila and her obsession with finn.

[ Cell phone rings ]

Finn: Hey, lucy.

Lucy: Oh, finn, I’m so glad you picked up.

Finn: Everything okay?

Lucy: I took the kids to get some pizza at il giardino.

Finn: Where’s kelly? Is she okay?

Lucy: She’s fine, she’s with me at the house. Steffy found out, she had me leave immediately. I– I hope I didn’t do anything wrong.

Finn: No need to apologize. Uh, thank you for taking care of kelly.

Lucy: Steffy seemed upset. Like she was heading to il giardino. She’s not answering now.

Finn: Hey, lucy, is it okay if kelly stays with you a little bit longer?

Lucy: Of course.

Finn: Steffy or I will be in touch with you soon.

Sheila: Who do you think you are?

Steffy: I’m the woman standing in the way between you and my family.

Sheila: And what the hell are you talking about? You come into my home, you attack me, and I’m the danger?

Steffy: You need to be taught a lesson.

Sheila: Oh, if anyone needs to be taught a lesson, sweetheart, it’s you. Hey… it’s me! Your dry skin!

Bill: Nobody’s underestimating sheila as a threat.

Liam: Really? ‘Cause she’s not in prison right now. I mean, in fact, she hasn’t suffered a single consequence for anything that she’s done. I mean, look at everything that she’s done. Look at all the trauma she caused for steffy and her family. Where’s the justice there?

Bill: In her pocket. With that slime ball judge who let her walk?

Liam: See, this is– this is what I’m saying. It’s so backwards. Here is steffy, who has to walk around, paranoid, watching her back all the time and sheila gets to just walk free wherever she wants without a care in the damn world.

Bill: I wish she’d just go somewhere. Anywhere but here.

Liam: Oh, yeah, and leave her precious son, finn? That’s– that’s not gonna happen, right? Sheila’s gonna stay here. She’s gonna stay here in L.A. Forever. Until she convinces everyone that– that she’s changed.

Bill: I don’t blame you for being worried, liam. And I don’t blame you for wanting to help. You’re a spencer. Spencer’s protect the people they love.

Liam: Yeah, I know. It’s not just steffy, though.

Bill: I know, I know. It’s my granddaughter as well.

Liam: I’m always gonna worry about kelly, even if I’m not with her. And this is what drives me insane, because right now, kelly could be at the house, right? And sheila could be just lurking outside, looking through the window, right at her.

Deacon: Hollis, you said you saw sheila earlier today.

Hollis: Yeah, I called in perry to cover, and I guess when he got here, sheila left.

Deacon: Did you see her take off?

Hollis: No. Why, did you need her to stick around?

Deacon: She’s just kind of hard to pin down lately, and frankly, it makes me nervous when she just disappears.

Finn: Hey, deacon. Where’s steffy?

Deacon: Uh, I don’t know. I haven’t seen her. What’s going on?

Finn: Look, kelly was here with a friend and her mom. Steffy found out, told the mom to get the kids out of here, but now i can’t– I can’t reach her.

Deacon: Wait a sec. Is kelly missing?

Finn: No, kelly’s fine, but it sounds like steffy rushed over here.

Deacon: I haven’t seen her.

Finn: What about sheila?

Deacon: I’m kind of trying to find her too.

Sheila: Why are you here, steffy? I didn’t come to your home. I didn’t come to bother you.

Steffy: Your existence bothers me.

Sheila: Well, you’re not making this easy, are you? Now, you come here, you threaten me, you punch me. How many times do I have to tell you I am not a threat to you or your family?

Steffy: I’m never gonna believe that. I know how obsessed you are with finn.

Sheila: Finn is my son, and I love him. I have other children. I have deacon. I have my job here at il giardino, and I am just trying to lead a good, simple life, and you just won’t let that happen.

Steffy: Stop acting like a victim.

Sheila: I was working. What happened was innocent. I– I did not lure kelly here. And was I happy to see her? Yes. What I can’t be happy to see my son’s stepchild?

Steffy: No. No, you can’T.

Sheila: She wasn’t afraid of me.

Steffy: Neither am I. That’s what I want you to understand. I’m not intimidated or fooled. I know exactly who you are. Underneath all the excuses is just a sick, demented criminal who should never be allowed near people again.

Life doesn’t stop for a cold.

Bill: Steffy’s not gonna let sheila anywhere near her kids. You know that.

Liam: Well, sheila might have other ideas.

Bill: She better think again. Steffy is not going to play when it comes to kelly and hayes.

Liam: But that’s– see, but that’s the difference. I trust steffy to protect them, but this is sheila carter we’re talking about, right? This is not a rational actor. There’s no telling what she’s gonna do next or how she’s gonna react to being shut out.

Bill: She’s not gonna like it.

Liam: She’s not gonna like it. In fact, it could provoke her.

Bill: I’ve been keeping an eye on sheila. And if she steps out of line, she’s gonna regret it.

Liam: Right. But that’s the problem. Because even you, even you, you can’t have eyes on her all the time. Steffy doesn’t want to live with guards around the clock. I don’t want to just sit around waiting for something to happen, right? I wanna do everything in my power to protect steffy at all costs. But there’s only so much I can do… if steffy is still married to finn.

Finn: Have you been here all day?

Deacon: I had a meeting earlier. I mean, I wasn’t gone long.

Waiter: Excuse me. Hollis said you were looking for sheila.

Deacon: Yeah. You know where she is?

Waiter: Pretty sure she went back to your apartment.

Deacon: Okay.

Waiter: At least, that’s where I told the other lady to find her.

Finn: Wait, what lady?

Deacon: Wait, someone was looking for sheila?

Waiter: Yeah, good-looking brunette. One of the hostess’ said it was steffy forrester.

Sheila: I am so sick of you interfering in my life. Telling me what I deserve, where I belong.

Steffy: If you don’t like it, sheila, you can go. Leave L.A.

Sheila: No, because L.A. Is my home. I have a life here. I have deacon. I have my family.

Steffy: My family. Not yours. You’re not one of us, sheila. You never will be.

Sheila: And you won’t even let me. You won’t even let me dream that I could have that kind of happiness. You want to see me suffer.

Steffy: Like I did? Mourning my husband? Watching the life drain out of him in the alley?

Sheila: Then, why was he there, steffy? You keep blaming me, but you were the one attacking me. You came after me, just like you’re doing now.

Steffy: You think I want to be here, sheila? Really? This makes me sick. Seeing you lounging around, reading your magazines and doing your nails. You should be rotting in a prison cell ’til you die.

Sheila: You’d like that, wouldn’t you? God, that’s what you want. You want to see me dead, don’t you?

Steffy: It’s the only way my family will be free of you. When you’re dead. And buried. And we’re finally rid of you. So yeah, sheila. I’m looking forward to that. In fact, I hope that day comes very, very soon. – Bye, bye cough. – Later chest congestion.

Liam: Steffy may not wanna make the connection, but we know. We know what sheila’s after here.

Bill: A relationship with her son, whether finn wants one or not.

Liam: That’s exactly right. And when finn turns her away, sheila blames steffy. And that puts steffy more at risk. And I– I can’t stand for that. I mean, do you– when you talk to steffy. You can just– you can feel the stress, the toll it’s taking on her. I mean, yeah, she’s tough. Yeah, she’s strong. But she’s still– she’s still allowed to be afraid. Do you know how many times she texts me when I’m out with kelly just to check in, just to make sure we’re okay, just to make sure that nothing bad has happened yet? The woman can’t relax. Not even for a second. Doesn’t matter if she’s home or she’s out or kelly’s with her or with me. She can’t let her guard down for a second. And she deserves to have that. Right? I want steffy to be happy. And she can’t as long as sheila is in the picture. And I just– I love steffy so much. And I– I wish– I– I wish I could protect her from all of this.

Bill: I’m proud of you, liam. Steffy’s lucky to have you.

Liam: She’ll have me for life.

[ Cell phone dings ]

Bill: Uh, I’ve got to get to a meeting.

Liam: Yeah.

Bill: I’ll see you back at the office?

Liam: I’ll see you back at the office, yeah. Thanks, dad. After everything that’s happened, I just– I just want you to know I’m here for you whenever, wherever. I’m here for you. Steffy, hey, steffy. Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Steffy: You rescued me in more than one way today. You know, I– I just– I thought you were incredible before, but you know what? I wonder if people will talk about us that way. Our undeniable connection.

Liam: Yeah, they will. We made it, steffy. We made it. I’m not giving up on you, steffy.

Sheila: You want me dead.

Steffy: I want to be free of you.

Sheila: What and rob my son from any opportunity to know me?

Steffy: You put a bullet in him, sheila. You terrorized my family, my grandparents, my parents. And now my children.

Sheila: I want you to accept me. That’s all I wanted.

Steffy: I’m never gonna accept you.

Sheila: Okay, well, fine. That’s your choice. But I’m not leaving los angeles. No, because my son is here and I’m always gonna be a part of his life.

Steffy: No, you’re not. He doesn’t wanna know you. He wishes you never existed.

Sheila: No, that is you. That is you coming between the two of us.

Steffy: I’m keeping my family safe.

Sheila: By what, by poisoning finn against me and trying to get your kids to fear me?

Steffy: You stay away from us.

Sheila: I am not a monster. I am a human being and I have feelings

Deacon: Sheila, no! Come on. What the hell? Sheila, come here. Oh, my god, sheila!

Sheila: She came here. She attacked me.

Steffy: You attacked me!

Sheila: She attacked me.

Finn: No, no, no.

Steffy: Oh, god. You. You.

Sheila: No, I didn’t do anything. I said hello.

Steffy: You stay away from kelly. Stay away from her.

Sheila: I would never do anything to hurt my granddaughter.

Steffy: She’s not your granddaughter!

Sheila: Look at her! I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry, you’re seeing this. She’s overreacting. I didn’t do this. She came here. She was banging on the door, threatening me.

Steffy: I was protecting my family.

Sheila: No!

Steffy: Like I said, you stay away from my family.

Sheila: I have been. I’ve been– ever since that day on the beach when I saved kelly. I followed your wishes. What else can I do? I saved kelly.

Steffy: Do not listen to her.

Sheila: Okay, okay. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made terrible mistakes. But do I deserve to die? Because that’s what she said. She says she wants me gone. She wants your mother dead. Not behind bars, but dead. I know you don’t feel that way. I know you don’t feel that way, sweetheart. Please just– just tell her to leave me alone. Just leave me alone. I just want to live my life. I am not– I am not a threat to you. I’m not a threat to steffy. I’m not a threat to you. And I would never hurt those babies. Would you just tell her? Please just– just tell her. Tell her, finn!

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[ Upbeat music ]

Steffy: Thank you so much for taking them, lucy. My turn next time.

Lucy: It’s my pleasure. We’re gonna have a great time, aren’t we guys?

Kids: Yeah!

Steffy: All right, give me a hug, sweetie. You be careful, okay? And listen to danny’s mommy.

Liam: Attention, everyone. Where is my daughter? Any daughter will do. This one. I like this one the best.

Kelly: We’re getting pizza.

Liam: You are? Are you getting pizza in the park? Is it the park? Are you gonna tell me every delicious detail? Toppings, cheese, crust? Do you eat the crust? No crust? Fill me in later, okay?

Lucy: Okay, come on, guys. Let’s go.

Danny: Oh, my gosh.

Steffy: I love you. Have fun. Bye, thank you again.

Steffy: I– I’m sorry. I know that, uh– that kelly was gonna stay here a little earlier. It’s just, lucy got here–

Liam: No, no, honestly, it’s okay ’cause she’s gonna go and she’s gonna have fun. Like, actual fun.

Steffy: Yeah, yeah.

Liam: How are you?

Steffy: I’m always anxious when I’m not around hayes or kelly.

Liam: Yeah, I know. Because of sheila.

Deacon: You know, I bet if you went to a nail salon, they’d give you a discount.

Sheila: Ha ha ha. Aren’t you clever?

Deacon: I know this is probably the point where I should be saying I’m sorry, but instead I’ve got to ask you for a favor. Can you fill in for someone downstairs?

Sheila: And ruin my pedicure?

Deacon: One of the employees called in sick.

Sheila: I thought you wanted nothing to do with me.

Zende: We could be so good together, luna.

Luna: I have a boyfriend, zende.

Zende: I know. And I know you feel bad about us. Don’T. I believe that there are no mistakes in life. We are in each other’s lives for a reason. What happened between us is not something for you to be ashamed of. Put all that guilt aside. Seriously, luna. I am crazy about you. Give us a chance. Leave rj.

Luna: Look, you’re– you’re a great guy, zende. And I’m really flattered, but that night, I didn’t know what I was doing. You know, with my mom’s mints mixed with the champagne, it made me, like, hallucinate. I mean, I thought you were rj.

[ Phone rings ]

Luna: That’s rj’s ringtone.

Luna: Hi.

Rj: Hey. You got my text? I’m at home. I really want to see you.

Luna: Me too, um… I’ll be right over, bye.

Zende: Maybe it, um, was a stretch asking you to leave rj, but I needed you to know how I feel.

Luna: And, look, I– I appreciate it. You know, you’re a gorgeous, super talented, thoughtful guy.

Zende: I’m just not the guy for you. At least not right now. It’s okay. Do you, um, plan on telling rj what happened? Your mom insists not to say a word. If you want to maintain the life that you’ve built here in L.A. And at forrester, listen to your mom. Don’t say a word. Keep our secret forever.

Deacon: Baby, I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.

Sheila: You said some not very kind things to me.

Deacon: I was scared. I’m scared of losing hope and my grandkids. Look, you want a relationship with finn and his family, right?

Sheila: More than anything.

Deacon: Okay, then you should understand how I’m feeling.

Sheila: Yeah. I get it. But don’t take me for granted, deacon.

Deacon: How could I ever?

Sheila: Just… too soon.

Deacon: Okay. I’m sorry.

Steffy: I’m– I’m not gonna let her control my life. But I do feel sheila’s energy around me. And I want kelly and hayes to live a normal life. I want them to go on play dates. But I’m gonna be a mess until kelly gets home.

Liam: Yeah, well, it’s gotta be exhausting looking over your shoulder all the time.

Steffy: It is.

Liam: Steffy, the truth is, as long as finn’s in your life, sheila’s gonna be too. I recommend la roche-posay lipikar body cream.

Rj: Hi.

Luna: Hey.

Rj: Thanks for coming over. I, uh, do you want anything? I got you your favorite kombucha earlier.

Luna: Uh, no, thanks. I’m okay.

Rj: Look, um, I know that you just haven’t really been feeling like yourself lately. I just, I want to make sure. It’s nothing that I’ve done, right?

Luna: No, no, rj. You didn’t do anything wrong. I just hope that, you know, if something is ever bothering you, that you feel comfortable enough to tell me. And that I’m here. Whatever you need. And, you know, whatever it is that’s been bothering you, maybe today just try to let it go.

Luna: Okay.

Steffy: Why are we even living this way? You wouldn’t have to worry about sheila if it wasn’t for me.

Liam: For you? If it wasn’t for finn. For finn.

Steffy: I’m being very careful, keeping sheila away from kelly and hayes.

Liam: Well, I– I know. I trust you. But, look– just– look, it’s obviously taking a toll. You can’t even talk about sheila without getting all jumpy.

Steffy: Well, she’s a monster. And I’m never gonna forgive her for what she did to finn and me.

Sheila: I said drop it.

Steffy: Finn needs an ambulance.

Sheila: Steffy, do not make that call.

Steffy: I despise her. And I want her to pay for her crimes.

Liam: Yeah, wouldn’t that be nice?

Steffy: I want her to suffer. I want her to suffer the way she made finn and me suffer. If it were up to me, sheila would be gone. She’d be dead.

Deacon: Keeping my eye on you, sheila.

Sheila: Oh, give me a break, would you? It’s my day off. You asked me to take the shift.

Deacon: Hey, I’m paying you, aren’t I? Don’t go getting any bright ideas either. Yeah, that’s right. I know all about your little disappearing act.

Sheila: So? I have a life. Don’t get paranoid.

Deacon: I just hope you’re staying out of trouble.

Sheila: Are you jealous?

Deacon: Should I be?

Sheila: You have nothing to worry about because I only have eyes for you. I love you. Somebody from my past just came in town.

Deacon: Do I even want to know?

Sheila: I told you, you have nothing to worry about.

Deacon: Good, because I got a meeting to go to. Behave yourself.

Sheila: Well, if I don’t, are you gonna spank me?

Deacon: Again.

[ Sheila chuckles ]

Sheila: Hi, welcome to il giardino.

Lucy: Thank you. Table for three?

Sheila: Absolutely. Kelly, do you remember me? Breathing claritin clear is like…

Luna: I love being with you. And being here.

Rj: You know, it already feels like such a special place and I practically just moved in.

Luna: It’s the best move you ever made.

Rj: Yeah, second best. You know, and we’re just getting started because it’s winter right now. Can you imagine, just imagine, close your eyes, imagine this place in the summer. Okay, we’re gonna have– there’s gonna be– we’re gonna have bonfires out there. We’re gonna have beach parties. Maybe one or two sunsets, just you and me.

Luna: Yeah, that sounds amazing. You’re amazing, rj. I mean, you’re– you’re the kindest person I’ve ever met. And I love what we have so much. I– I never want it to end. I don’t ever want to do anything to hurt you or– or let you down.

Rj: You never could. You know, I, uh, keep thinking about that night that we shared together. How amazing it was.

Luna: It was perfect. I’ve never felt more loved. I want to feel that way again.

Sheila: So, kelly, do you remember me?

Kelly: Help me, help! No!

Sheila: Kelly, no!

Kelly: She saved me. You’re the nice lady from the beach.

Sheila: Yes, I’m sheila.

Steffy: Part of me wants to kill sheila for what she did. The way she terrorized my family.

Liam: If anybody deserves to feel that way, it’s you. I wish I could tell you this too shall pass, but no, it won’T. You’re always gonna feel this way. You’re always gonna be on edge. You’re always gonna be looking over your shoulder.

Steffy: I can’t imagine feeling this way forever.

Liam: Well, the only way to not feel this way forever is to not be married to finn.

Steffy: Well, finn is my husband and he’s not going anywhere.

Liam: Okay. Well, then all I can do is tell you to be careful and call me if you need anything.

Steffy: I will. And I will do whatever is necessary to keep me and my and my kids safe from sheila.

Kelly: Hey, danny, take a picture with me.

Danny: Okay. I think you took a good picture.

Kelly: Oh, my gosh, that’s so cute. I’m texting it to mommy.

[ Cell phone dings ]

[ Steffy gasps ] Oh, my god. Lucy?

Lucy: Hi. We’re just grabbing some pizza at el giardino. Kelly just sent you the cutest picture.

Steffy: Hey, I need you to get the kids and take them out of there. You need to leave now. I’ll explain later, okay? Ugh, I can’t wait to get out of here…

Rj: You know I could do this all day. Just holding you in my arms, forgetting about our worries.

Luna: I’ve never wanted to be in bed with any other man.

Rj: I want you to know that I don’t take for granted for a second that I’m the only person you’ve ever been with.

Zende: If you want to maintain the life that you’ve built here in L.A. And at forrester, don’t say a word. Keep our secret forever.

Rj: It doesn’t bother you, does it, that I was with other women before you?

Luna: No, no, I know you had a life. I know it didn’t just start the day you met me.

Rj: It feels like it did. I haven’t even looked at another woman since the first day I saw you.

Luna: I, um, I haven’t been interested in anyone else either.

Rj: I love you.

Luna: I love you too, rj. More than you’ll ever know.

Steffy: Do you know where sheila is?

Waiter: Yeah, she went upstairs to deacon’s apartment.

Steffy: Thanks.

Waiter: And how’s everything here?

[ Banging on door ]

Steffy: Sheila! I know you’re in there! Open up!

[ Banging on door ]

Sheila: Steffy?

Steffy: You know why I’m here. I told you to stay away from me and my family.

Sheila: Well, I was just doing my nails. You’re here, not the other way around.

Steffy: Kelly was at the restaurant with her friend and her mom.

Sheila: Yeah, she came in for lunch. I– I said hello.

Steffy: You’re supposed to stay away from her. You know that.

Sheila: She came to where I am working, steffy. What was I supposed to do, leave?

Steffy: Yes. You leave kelly alone.

Sheila: I have an obligation and that is to be polite to my customers.

Steffy: Oh, cut the bull, sheila. You knew exactly what you were doing.

Sheila: Well, you know what? The conversation lasted about five seconds. And kelly was happy to see me. I’m sorry that you’re upset. I– I can see that you are, and I am sorry about that, but kelly’s visit was innocent, steffy. You’re overreacting.

Steffy: I’m overreacting? You shot your own son, and you shot me, and you left us both to die.

Sheila: I never meant to hurt my son.

Steffy: If you really cared about your son, why didn’t you call 9-1-1? No, you just left him in an alley.

Sheila: Stop it. You stop it right now.

Steffy: Don’t you dare touch me.

Sheila: Not another word.

Steffy: You’re a lunatic, sheila. Only a psychopath would shoot her own son.

Sheila: Get out.

Steffy: No. I’m not finished with you. You are done terrorizing my family. Do you hear me? You’re gonna stay away from us. You mean nothing to us, sheila.

Sheila: I said go. I said go!

Steffy: Right there!

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GH Short Recap Friday, February 23, 2024

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Molly and TJ are happy when Dr. Navarro tells them the baby is healthy and strong at fourteen weeks old and they hear the baby’s heartbeat.

Heather messes up Cyrus’s conversation with O’Neal the arms dealer when she tells O’Neal that Cyrus is Laura’s brother. O’Neal does tell Cyrus that the man he works for will never be discovered because he is dead.

Sam takes Danny to the footbridge and he admits that he has been missing his dad, Jason, a lot lately. Sam tells Danny he can talk to her about Jason anytime he wants to talk about him.

Sonny tells Ava that he is going to use Selina’s guard to set a trap for his boss Stone. Sonny tells Ava that Carly and Michael lied to him and he can’t trust them anymore. Ava tells Sonny that he can trust her when he feels he can’t trust anyone. Sonny decides to take off his wedding ring.

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Tucker tells Nate that he should stop interfering with his relationship with Audra because he doesn’t have a chance with her anymore. Ashley tells Traci she talked with a friend who was a phycologist in Paris and he helped her realize that Tucker was right about the version of their argument in Paris. Tracie texts Jack to tell him they need to talk about Ashley.

Victor asks Michael to get Claire an early release from the hospital but Michael worries that it might set back Claire’s recovery. Cole and Victoria also tell Victor that they are concerned about Claire’s recovery if he uses her as bait to trap Jordan.

Victor goes to the hospital to visit Claire and tells her his plan to use her as bait to trap Jordan. Victor assures her that he will keep her safe. Victor tells Claire he can return to the hospital at any time. If she decides to help him, she should call Michael and let him know she is ready to go forward with the plan.

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Cody, Sasha, Maxie and Spinelli sing karaoke at Charlie’s pub as Cody and Sasha continue to try and get Spinelli and Maxie back together. Spinelli figures out what Cody and Sasha are trying to do and asks Cody to stay out of his love life.

Mrs. Wu’s bodyguard, Lee, tells Sonny that he overheard a phone call where the man he works for was talking to his boss in which he called his boss Stone. Sonny tells Selina Wu about John Cates and his brother named Stone.

Sonny tells Celina that John is the FBI agent in charge of investigating the mob boss killings.

Carly wants Drew to let go of his anger toward Nina because the best revenge against Nina is to live a good life. Drew can’t let go of everything he suffered in Bentonville and he wants Nina to pay for what happened to him. Carly reminds Drew that he promised that if she took the job at Crimson he would end his war with Nina. Carly quits her job at Crimson.

Spinelli tells Maxie he considers her more than a friend and he kisses her. Maxie leaves suddenly because she gets nervous.

John tells Anna she must shut down the investigation because she didn’t inform him about it. Dante and Anna sense that John has a bias against them because they are trying to help Sonny and the other mob bosses not get killed. Anna tells John that if he doesn’t let her continue this investigation then she will go to his boss and get him taken off the case because he isn’t fit to lead the investigation.

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Theresa and Brady visit Tate in his juvenile rehab facility. Theresa hugs him and tells him that she missed him so much and loved his letters.

Stephanie goes to the Brady Pub. She gets another voicemail and says to herself for them to stop calling her. Stephanie meets Steve, who asks how she is feeling. Stephanie feels like she was hit by a truck as she hardly slept and barely knows which way is up. Stephanie complains that two people are telling her two very different things and both sound very convincing, so she questions who to believe. Steve reveals that he did some research because he couldn’t sleep either and he worries about her. Steve assumes she wants to know what he found out.

Everett is in his room at the Salem Inn and leaves a voicemail for Stephanie, saying he doesn’t know what to say but swears he is not Bobby and has never heard of him before. Everett calls it the most absurd thing he’s ever heard in his life as he’s still the man that she fell in love with in Seattle and loves her right now. Everett asks her to please call him and hangs up, questioning what the hell is happening, why Jada thinks he’s Bobby, and why he can’t remember what happened right before the accident. Jada then shows up at his door and tells him that they have a lot to talk about.

Ava goes to the police station and tells Rafe that Tripp is missing and he never showed up for work at the hospital last night. Ava says she’s called his friends and no one has heard anything. Rafe asks about Wendy. Ava reveals that she’s missing too. Ava says she is sure that Clyde Weston has them and tells Rafe that she needs his help in finding them before something realy bad happens.

Tripp and Wendy lay together on the floor of an empty room in an undisclosed location. Wendy mentions falling asleep while Tripp angrily stayed awake all night. Wendy worries that they have to get out of here. Tripp says they will once they figure out how. Wendy assures that they will do that together.

Rafe makes a call about Wendy and then informs Ava that Wendy did not show up for work and her supervisor can’t find her either. Ava worries that she cannot lose her son and tells Rafe he has to do something. Rafe tells Ava to back up and tell him what this has to do with Clyde Weston.

Tripp tells Wendy that they have to try to figure out a plan of action. Wendy recalls they were having a great time at the geocaching event. They flash back to Officer Goldman approaching them, saying she had to get them to safety now. Wendy remarks that this is one hell of a safehouse.

Theresa asks Tate about his group therapy sessions. Tate complains about having to talk about their feelings in front of each other. Theresa brings up Tate’s letters to Brady. Tate gets upset and questions Brady showing his letters to Theresa. Theresa clarifies that he just told her about it. Tate argues that those were private and says he doesn’t like them talking about him. Brady apologizes for sharing some of what was in the letter with Theresa. Brady tells Tate he’s entitled to be upset if he wants to be, but he knows he hasn’t always been around and he can’t change the past but he’s here now.

Stephanie tells Steve that she needs to know what he found out. Steve informs Stephanie that he contacted an old colleague with the Seattle PD and part of what Everett told her checks out. Steve confirms that there was an accident that resulted in a John Doe being sent to the hospital at the same time that Everett stopped contacting her. Steve says he’s not able to access the medical records just yet but based on conversations with his sources, that John Doe was in the hospital for over a year and his release coincides with Everett’s resurgence, so to an extent, he appears to be telling her the truth. Steve then adds that there is bad news.

Everett tells Jada that his name is not Bobby. Jada walks in while Everett complains that he didn’t invite her in. Jada doesn’t know why he’s playing this sick game, but insists that his name is Bobby Stein. Jada presents him with their marriage certificate and a picture from their wedding day. Jada tells him to look how happy he looks and says he must have been faking it then. Everett complains that none of this looks familiar. Everett says he sees the picture but he doesn’t remember any of it. Jada remarks that maybe smacking him upside the head would jog his memory. Jada then tells him to prove it if he’s not Bobby Stein and demands his fingerprints.

Steve offers Stephanie some coffee but she tells him to quit stalling and cut to the chase. Steve presents Stephanie with Robert Stein’s driver’s license photo with a Seattle address. Stephanie argues that it can’t be unless he has a twin but Steve says he checked and there’s no record of a twin. Stephanie asks if Everett is Bobby then. Steve says he’s sorry but it looks like there’s more to him than meets the eye. Stephanie questions if he’s been lying or if he really can’t remember who he is. Steve says he doesn’t know since he was in an accident and could’ve suffered neurological trauma but he doesn’t have the medical records, so that’s just a guess. Stephanie adds that it’s also possible that he could be lying. Steve says the one thing he knows for sure based on the timeline is that Everett was dating Stephanie while married because Robert Stein legally married Jada in Washington. Stephanie notes that Everett said he was missing chunks of time after the accident and the doctors said maybe in time, his memories could come back. Steve points out that doesn’t change the fact that he was married while dating her, just that he doesn’t remember that fact. Stephanie decides she has to go process this. Stephanie thanks Steve for helping her. Steve hugs her and assures that he’s not going to stop looking in to this. Stephanie says she knows and then exits the Pub.

Tate mocks Brady being there for him and remarks that he’s in this halfway house where they should be. Tate complains that he’s not an addict and doesn’t belong here, feeling he’s being punished because of his parents and it’s guilt by association. Theresa reminds him that he’s here because he was found with Holly’s pills in his hand. Tate wishes Holly would just wake up so she could tell everyone that he did nothing wrong. Brady informs him that he’s been texting with Nicole and Holly is doing better and breathing on her own. Tate asks how long until she wakes up. Brady says he’s not sure but she could be home any day now.

Jada takes Everett’s fingerprints, confirming him to be Bobby Stein. Everett says that can’t be right but Jada says fingerprints don’t lie and he is exactly who he’s always been. Jada calls him a slimy, two-faced bastard. Everett responds that he doesn’t remember her. Jada says she sure as hell remembers him in spite of doing everything possible to forget him. Jada says she left her hellish life with him in the rear view and never looked back. Everett insists that he doesn’t remember any of this. Jada calls him a liar throughout their marriage and still a liar now. Jada argues that they have concrete proof of who he is and tells him to just be a man and own up to what he did for once.

Rafe brings Ava in to the interrogation room and says if she wants his help, she needs to level him with no more BS. Rafe asks Ava what Clyde Weston has to do with Tripp and Wendy going missing. Ava says maybe this was a mistake. Rafe warns Ava that if Clyde has taken them, then they are racing against the clock so she needs to tell him the truth. Ava gives in and tells Rafe about the day that she slapped Harris here, revealing that she and Harris made a deal that day which Rafe questions. Ava explains that Harris convinced her that the only way she could save herself and the people she loves was to work with him. Rafe asks if she means save herself from Clyde Weston which Ava confirms. Ava reminds Rafe of when she told him that Clyde tried to kill Tripp and that he told her if she didn’t work with him, he would go through with it. Rafe thought Ava said she talked him out of it and questions what the threat is then. Ava says Clyde is a scary guy so she had no guarantee that Tripp would be safe, so Harris convinced her to work with him to bring Clyde down. Rafe asks how she was going to do that. Ava says she would give intel and keep her ear to the ground. Rafe questions her working as an informant even though she wasn’t working with Clyde. Ava informs Rafe that it backfired because Harris got shot and her son is missing, so she knows Clyde has him.

Wendy doesn’t get why Officer Goldman brought her and Tripp here. They flash back to Officer Goldman bringing them to the “safehouse” and telling them it was a secure location that they would have eyes on at all times. They questioned who had to be safe from. Wendy decided she was going to call Rafe to check in but Officer Goldman pulled her gun on them and said they wouldn’t be calling anyone as she demanded they hand over their phones. Wendy thought Officer Goldman was one of the good guys. Tripp says he thought so too. They then hear noise from outside the door. Officer Goldman enters with her gun raised, warning them not to be stupid. Wendy asks why the hell she is doing this. Tripp says if it’s about money, his family wil pay her whatever she wants which she laughs off. She tossed them a bag and suggested they ration their supplies as she then exited.

Tate asks if Holly is okay and says this means that she can tell everyone that he had nothing to do with the drugs and actually told her not to take them, so he can come home. Theresa tells him not to get ahead of himself and that they will take it one step at a times. Brady and Theresa explain that they don’t know what Holly is going to say or if she even remembers. Tate insists that she will tell the truth. Brady warns that they have to prepare for the possibility that Holly may not want to tell the truth.

Everett argues that he would own up to everything if he could remember any of it and asks if that makes sense. Stephanie arrives and asks if she’s interrupting. Jada tells her to come in as she needs to see this. Jada shows Stephanie the wedding photo and reveals that she took Everett’s fingerprints, confirming that he is Robert Stein. Stephanie questions Everett being married when they start dating. Everett complains that he doesn’t remember being married or Jada. Stephanie tells Jada that she’s sorry as she didn’t know. Jada says now she knows and she’s said her piece, so she’s leaving. Jada reminds Stephanie that Everett claimed to love her while being married to her, so he’s nothing but a player, a liar, and a cheat. Jada says if she wasn’t Stephanie’s friend, she would say good luck, but because she is her friend, she warns her to get out while she can. Jada adds that she’s not going to stop digging until she gets the whole story on him and people are going to hear about it. Jada suggests maybe she’ll give it to a rival newspaper and storms out of the room.

Rafe asks Ava why she thinks Clyde has Tripp and Wendy. Ava says that’s how he operates, he holds things over people and hurts them in the most painful way possible. Rafe says he’s seen that but questions what he has over Ava. Ava says she was trying to do the right thing and Harris saw how bad the situation was, so she was going to help Harris bring down Clyde but the whole thing backfired. Rafe argues that he needs solid information if he’s going to bring Clyde down. Ava complains that Clyde is untouchable.

Steve finishes a call about Everett and says he knows he will come through for him. Steve says he’ll wait for their text and hangs up. Steve then gets a call from Ava, who says they have a problem and reveals that Tripp is missing. Ava explains that Tripp didn’t show up for his shift at the hospital and no one can reach him, so she’s at the police station and Steve needs to get there now. Steve says he’s on his way. Rafe goes to get the paperwork started and calls Officer Goldman in to the interrogation room, informing her that Ava needs to file a missing persons report on Trip and Wendy.

Tate questions why Holly wouldn’t want to tell the truth. Brady points out that would mean admitting the drugs were Holly’s and she might not want to get in that trouble. Theresa adds that they don’t know what Holly will remember. Brady brings up EJ spinning the narrative that it’s all Tate’s fault so he might convince Holly to stick to that. Tate insists that they are friends and Holly wouldn’t do that to him. Brady says Holly might not want to but she might be scared and do whatever to save herself. Theresa adds that Holly might wake up confused so they want Tate to be prepared. Tate shouts that this is crap because he didn’t do anything wrong and doesn’t know why he tries to do the right thing since he still gets accused and locked up for no reason. Tate complains that he wants out and doesn’t want to be here anymore.

Steve joins Ava at the interrogation room and they talk about Tripp and Wendy both missing. Steve asks when she last saw Tripp. Ava says it was yesterday. Steve mentions that Stephanie saw them at the geocaching fundraiser. Steve asks Ava why their son would be missing and what else she knows about this. Ava claims to know nothing. Steve brings up the last time Tripp went missing, Ava kept half the story from him and they don’t have time for this so he tells Ava to start talking now.

Wendy tells Tripp that she can’t believe Officer Goldman is a dirty cop and she didn’t see it. Tripp says she fooled a lot of smart people. Wendy concludes that Goldman is definitely working for Clyde. Tripp realizes this is why Ava felt she couldn’t go to the police and was hellbent on getting them out of Salem. Wendy asks why they would take them now. Tripp guesses it’s about leverage over Ava as Clyde knows she’ll do whatever to get them out. Wendy is sick of sitting around and wants to find a way out. Tripp points out a latch above and lifts Wendy to reach it.

Stephanie tells Everett that his real life with his wife Jada is all here. Stephanie asks if she should call him Bobby. Everett insists that she knows him. Stephanie responds that she clearly does not. Stephanie brings up the night that Everett rented them a cottage and he told her that he had never been in love before and she was the missing piece in his life. Stephanie recalls talking about moving in and wanting a family, but now none of it was real. Everett assures that every single moment he’s had with her is real. Stephanie complains that she was just his mistress and side piece, but he’s not the first man to hide his wife. Everett shouts that he’s not hiding anything as he doesn’t remember being married. Stephanie argues that it doesn’t make sense because his accident happened after all of that. Stephanie says if he developed amnesia, it came after them, so she asks if he’s a lying dirtbag or some kind of sociopath. Stephanie asks who the hell he is.

Brady and Theresa tell Tate that they know he shouldn’t be here but they don’t want him to get his hopes up when it comes to Holly and take things one step at a time. Theresa points out that at least Tate is in a safe place here to self reflect and get stronger while learning about addiction. Tate responds that he’s not a drug addict as he doesn’t do drugs and just because they ruined their lives with drugs does not mean they can pass that guilt trip onto him.

Wendy and Tripp have no luck with the latch. Wendy figures that they must have figured out they are missing by now. Tripp guesses Ava is freaking out by now but their phones are destroyed by now. Wendy asks what Tripp remembers about getting there. Tripp says they were put in a van with no windows. Wendy says Goldman played it so well. Tripp admits he bought that she was taking them to a secure location. They figure they drove for about half an hour. Tripp asks Wendy if she remembers anything from getting out of the van. Wendy recalls the parking lot, hearing a plane and smelling gas. They wonder if they are near the airport.

Ava tells Steve that Clyde Weston has been using the Bistro as a front for drug operations. Steve questions how she got mixed up in that mess. Ava responds that Clyde was blackmailing her by threatening to kill Tripp, so everything she’s been doing has been trying to keep him safe but it doesn’t matter since it all came to this. Ava knows that Clyde was behind shooting Harris, the fire at the Horton House, and he has now taken Tripp and Wendy. Ava tells Steve that he has to help and begs him to find their son.

Everett tells Stephanie that he’s not a sociopath or a cheater and he’s still the same man that envisioned spending his life with her. Everett shouts that he doesn’t know what the hell is happening. Stephanie remarks that reality is hitting him in the face. Everett calls it like a nightmare he can’t wake up from and he feels like everyone is coming for him. Everett then faints.

Steve tells Ava that she doesn’t have to beg him to save his own son and he doesn’t have time to play the blame game. Steve declares that he’s going to find Tripp and Wendy, bring them home, and then Ava will turn herself into the police and make a full confession about her involvement in this mess.

Jada goes to the police station and tells Rafe that she needs to talk to him. Rafe asks what’s going on. Jada informs Rafe that she ran Everett Lynch’s prints, confirming that he is Bobby Stein, her ex-husband. Rafe is shocked and says he’s so sorry. Jada can’t believe that lying son of a bitch winded up in Salem. Rafe asks if she’s okay. Jada responds that she’s mostly just angry as she thought she put all the crap with him behind her but as soon as she saw his face, all these feelings came rushing back. Rafe asks if she needs to go home but Jada insists on staying. Rafe says he wants to hear more about this later but he has stuff to catch her up on. Jada asks if it’s Harris. Rafe says no and reveals that Tripp and Wendy are missing.

Everett regains consciousness. Stephanie asks if he’s okay. Everett insists that he’s okay. Stephanie notes him looking pale and says she’s taking him to the hospital but Everett says he’s good.

Tripp tries to find a way out. Wendy wonders if they will be here for awhile. Tripp brings up Goldman telling them to ration the protein bars and water. They notice a vent upstairs and realize if the vents close, they’re dead. Tripp feels if they wanted them dead, they’d be dead already. Tripp says they aren’t going to stick around to find out. Wendy agrees to find a way to get the hell out of here.

Brady tells Tate that they don’t deserve that. Tate wants them both to leave. Theresa says no and they are going to talk this out but Tate says no. Tate tells them that they aren’t in charge here and he’s not required to allow visitors, so he tells them to get out now. Brady doesn’t want to end the visit this way. Theresa says they love him. Tate calls that their problem because he hates them both as he then exits the room, leaving Brady and Theresa in shock.

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In the spring of 1930 in Salem, Tom and Alice have a picnic in the park. They say I love you to each other and toast to their first year of marriage as they kiss.

Now, busted up photos of Tom and Alice, Doug and Julie, and Maggie lie in the remains of the burned down Horton house.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Maggie joins Doug and Julie in the living room and says she’s sorry to keep them waiting. Julie asks about Holly. Maggie says she’s still in a coma but it’s great that she’s back at home with her loved ones. Doug says that Nicole must be so relieved to be back. Maggie confirms she is and that they all know how important it is to be close to family. Maggie asks if they are sure about going to the Horton house this morning. Julie responds that the safety inspector gave them the green light and she knows it’s going to be hard, but they are ready.

Kate joins Roman at the Pub and thanks him for last night. Roman calls it a night to remember. John and Marlena arrive and greet them. Marlena hopes they aren’t too early. Roman says they were just about to head to the Horton house. John says they were as well while Marlena mentions bringing some of Alice’s donuts. Marlena says the fire was terrible but thankfully no one was hurt. Roman asks if they know yet what caused the fire. John says just that it was definitely arson.

Chad brings Thomas to the Spectator where they startle Leo. Leo asks what Chad’s doing there as he thought he was taking the day off. Chad explains that Thomas thinks he left his remote control car there. Thomas goes to the back to look for it. Chad hopes he’s right as it would be the only thing not destroyed in the fire. Leo comments that Thomas has suffered way too much loss for someone his age.

Maggie, Doug, and Julie returned to the burned down Horton House. Maggie says she has no words. Doug points out that they still have each other. They then hear a noise and wonder what it was.

Leo asks how Chad is holding up. Chad says he’s okay and doing his best to get the kids through it. Leo assures Chad that the kids are lucky to have him. Chad blames himself for the fire, saying it was because of the story they published outing Clyde Weston. Leo points out that was Everett’s article. Chad notes that he approved it. Leo reminds Chad that he said the Spectator was dedicated to the truth. Chad gets emotional, acknowledging that he put his family in danger so it was reckless and selfish. Leo feels Chad was just doing his job and had no way of knowing this was going to happen. Chad still feels like he let his family down again.

Roman calls it unbelievable for this to happen after saving the Horton house in 1986. Kate asks if he’s saying the Horton house almost burned down in 86. John confirms that, explaining that Orpheus planted a bomb in their house next door but they caught it. John and Marlena mention inviting Abe to join them today, thinking it might jog his memory but reveal that Paulina had a heart attack last night so Abe won’t leave her side. Roman asks if they should go to the hospital. John says that Abe said he would let them know if there’s anything they can do. Roman talks about his history with Abe. John recalls Alice telling him to give his kids enough room to make their own mistakes. Marlena comments that they learned so much from Tom and Alice. Roman recalls a memory with Alice.

A firefighter enters the Horton house so Julie asks if it’s okay for them to be in the house. He picks up Alice’s chair which Julie, Doug, and Maggie are amazed to see survived the fire without a scratch on it. Julie cries that it was Alice’s chair and very important to them. The firefighter responds that it was Tom’s chair but he left it to Alice. Julie questions how he knew that. He then removes his helmet, revealing himself to be Lucas which shocks Julie, Doug, and Maggie. Maggie questions how he got out of prison. Lucas tells them that he will never forget how they welcomed him with open arms when finding out he was a Horton, especially his grandparents. Lucas flashes back to Alice first asking him to call her Grandma. Lucas declares that being a Horton still means everything to him. Julie cries that the house was the symbol of love that binds them all together. Maggie comments on so many memories. Lucas adds that’s why it’s so important for him to be there with them now but says there’s something important they should know. Lucas then informs them that they cannot tell anyone that he was there.

Leo asks what Chad would do if he started whacking Thomas with a paddle. Chad responds that he would rip his face off. Leo understands Chad would walk through fire for the kids which he did, so he should stop blaming himself. Chad thanks him and says he needed to hear that. Thomas comes back and reveals he found what he was looking for which pleases Chad. Leo comments that it’s nice to see him smile, then notices Thomas has a loose tooth. Thomas recalls Leo claiming to be the Tooth Fairy when he met him and suggests he pay in advance. Leo gives him $5. Thomas points out that Leo said back then that it was $50 per tooth but Chad convinces him to accept the $5. Thomas jokes that Leo will owe him the rest but Chad says it was very generous of Leo, so Thomas thanks Leo. Chad tells Thomas that he has to get to school but Thomas says he wants to go with him to the Horton house. Chad agrees but says if he gets sad, he will take him back to the Kiriakis Mansion. Leo asks if he would be welcome at the Horton house because he would love to learn about the Horton history. Thomas tells Leo that he can come so they exit together.

In the spring of 1931 in Salem, Tom and Alice have another picnic while this time Alice is pregnant. Tom promised Alice that one day they would get a bigger place while Alice talked about being grateful for all that they have.

Maggie asks if Lucas escaped from prison. Lucas says absolutely not, so Julie questions why they can’t tell anyone that they’ve seen him. Lucas explains that he was released from prison under very special circumstances and he thought everything was on the up and up, but if certain people knew he was here, his life would be in danger. Maggie feels that sounds like witness protection. Lucas says that’s the general idea. Julie hugs Lucas and says she’s so glad he’s there. Lucas goes to change out of the firefighter outfit. Maggie questions how Alice’s chair escaped untarnished. Julie suggests Tom and Alice were watching over it. Julie flashes back to talking with Alice in the past. Roman and Kate arrive. Julie calls it sweet of them to be there. Kate says they brought some of Alice’s donuts. Roman says they are so sorry this happened. Julie knows they are blessed to get out with their lives but points out the chair that made it out in perfect condition. Lucas comes back and hugs Kate. Julie and Maggie talk about their excitement to see Lucas. Kate talks about how they can’t risk anything with Clyde’s men finding out. Julie questions Clyde being the one that is after Lucas and promises that they won’t say anything. Julie asks where Lucas is going next. Roman says the less they know, the better and they will get Lucas out the same way they got him in, with the firefighter disguise. Julie tells Lucas to be careful. Roman wants to check the appliances to see if anything is functioning. Roman and Kate exit with Julie. Lucas goes to join them. John and Marlena then arrive. Maggie thanks them for coming. Marlena mentions bringing donuts too. John says it’s a shame this had to happen. Marlena talks about having so many memories here. Marlena recalls Tom and Alice being like family to her when she first arrived from Colorado. Marlena adds that Tom welcomed her to the hospital. Maggie remembers Marlena treating Mickey at Bayview and says she’s still the best. Marlena flashes back to the first time she entered the Horton house. Maggie states that Marlena saved Mickey and they were all grateful for that. Marlena says that 40 years later, they are here standing in front of the most iconic chair in all of Salem. Marlena says it’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years since she and John lived next door. John says they sure had good times on the porch. Chad and Thomas arrive. Thomas comments on everything being burnt. Lucas greets them, surprising Thomas. Chad tells Thomas to take Lucas upstairs to check out his bedroom since it’s dangerous by himself. Lucas says they can do that. Chad then explains to Lucas that Leo is coming and advises Lucas not to come down until Leo is gone. Lucas then heads upstairs with Thomas. Leo comes in and tells Chad that he hopes it’s okay that he took some photos outside which Chad allows. Julie comes out and questions what Leo is doing there. Chad explains that Leo isn’t here as Lady Whistleblower but he wants to know about the Horton family history. Leo acknowledges that the Hortons have long been known as the first family of Salem, so he asks Julie to do him the honor of telling him about them.

In the spring of 1932 in Salem, Tom and Alice have another picnic in the park where Alice revealed that she was pregnant again.

Julie and Doug tell Leo that the Horton family history in Salem begins with her grandparents who were married March 7, 1930 in Salem. Julie talks about Tom being a medical student during the Depression and they didn’t get the house until they started their family. Julie goes over Tom and Alice’s kids. Doug talks about Bill bringing him to Salem after they met in prison. Julie says meeting the Hortons changed Doug. Julie talks about Marie and Tommy as Leo takes notes. Julie jokes that if she told him everything about the Hortons, they’d be there until Christmas 2025. Julie talks about when she was born and her father passed away. Julie says that her mother remarried and married Doug. Julie adds that after her mother passed, she had always been crazy about Doug so here they are and they’ve been together ever since. Maggie comments that the Hortons had their share of drama. Doug points out that even includes demon possession. Julie says they rose above all of that because of the legacy of love passed down from Tom and Alice. Doug suggests Julie tell him about their song but Julie suggests instead that he sing the song, so Doug and Julie sing “Always” which Maggie joins in on. Leo calls it an amazing story and asks if they’d mind if he wrote something for the Spectator about their family history. Leo promises to do them justice. Julie agrees as long as Chad approves the final version. Leo thanks them and appreciates them sharing through this time. Maggie then walks Leo out. Doug and Julie continue singing “Always” to each other as they flash back to Doug singing it with Tom and Alice. Roman and Kate join Julie, Maggie, and Chad in the living room. Roman declares that all the appliances will need to be replaced but the insurance will cover it. Kate asks if Lucas and Thomas are still upstairs. Maggie confirms they are seeing what toys they can salvage. Chad says the kids are tough and will be alright. Chad says at the end of the days, it’s just material possessions. Marlena and John return with the Christmas ornaments from the cellar. Julie is thrilled to see the ornaments have been saved as they are irreplaceable.

At Christmas time in 1933 Salem, Tom and Alice walk through the park. Tom talked about all the people suffering around them while Alice suggested running a center to help people in need. Alice presented Tom with their first Christmas ornaments, deciding it would be a tradition to hang them on the tree every Christmas that would continue on to their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Julie is shocked that the ornaments remained in perfect condition and says she can’t wait to tell Doug as they flash back to hanging the ornaments on the Christmas tree. Julie declares that the Horton family tradition can live on. Maggie goes over the first five ornaments to the newest Horton, her granddaughter Victoria as they comment on Tom and Alice’s legacy. Chad tells Lucas that he didn’t expect to see him here. Lucas responds that he missed his family. Chad calls for Thomas to stop messing with the fireplace, but Thomas ends up knocking down a time capsule lockbox placed in the fireplace by Alice in 1966, saying it was to be opened on or after 2016.

At Christmas time in 1934 Salem, Tom and Alice walk through the park as Alice talks about the presents she got for the kids. Tom then revealed to Alice that they had bought their house.

Marlena wonders what Alice would put in a time capsule. Roman and Lucas try to figure out how to open it. John suggests getting a hammer. Maggie looks out the window, so Julie asks if she’s alright. Maggie says she was just thinking about sitting in this room when Tom passed away and she was still with Mickey. Julie calls Alice the strongest one of all and says she still inspires her. Maggie says everything Alice said about their life together still gets her teary. Maggie adds that after everyone was gone, she and Alice were there alone as she flashes back to that night.

Leo goes back to the Spectator office and writes a piece on the Horton family history and how someone tried to incinerate their legacy by setting the house on fire, but it was clear the arsonist failed because that legacy can never be destroyed as it lives on in every deed, word, and embrace of the family. Leo says the legacy has only gotten stronger as the family rebuilds. Leo finishes by thanking Tom and Alice, declaring that Salem loves them.

In February 1935, Tom and Alice moved in to the Horton House, declaring it their new home.

In Loving Memory of Bill Hayes (Doug) 1925 – 2024.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

There was a flashback to Tom and Alice’s first year of marriage. Maggie told Doug and Julie that Holly was okay. while they were talking, they talked about the Horton house. Maggie wanted to know if they were still going to the house. John, Marlena, Roman, and Kate talked about the fire at the Horton house. They wondered how the fire started. Doug, Julie, and Maggie were in the Horton house. They were all shocked at how the house looked. Leo asked Chad how he was holding up. Chad said he was doing his best. Leo said the kids were lucky to have him. Chad said the fire was his fault. He said he agreed to let the story run in the paper. Leo said Everett wrote the story. Chad said he approved of it. Leo said he did what he had to do. Chad said he felt as if he let his family down. Roman and John told Kate about the Horton house being in danger in 1986, While they were talking, they brought up Paulina having a heart attack. Roman talked about his partnership with Abe on the force. He said Tom and Alice being there for everyone. John shared a memory of Alice. Roman shared a memory about Alice. Lucas was dressed as a firefighter and showed up at the Horton house. He said he would never forget how the Hortons welcomed him as a Horton. Lucas flashed back to Alice welcoming him in the family. Lucas told Julie, Doug, and Maggie that no one could know he was at the house.

Leo told Chad to stop blaming himself for what happened. Chad appreciated what Leo said. There was a flashback of Tom and Alice while she was pregnant. They talked about getting another place. Alice was insecure about her looks. Tom told her she was beautiful. Maggie asked if Lucas escaped from prison. Lucas said he wasn’t. Julie wanted to know why they couldn’t say they saw him. Lucas said if anyone knew he was there, he would be in trouble. Julie and Maggie agreed not to say anything. Julie had a flashback of Alice. Roman and Kate showed up at the Horton house. Julie and Maggie told them about Tom’s chair. Lucas showed up. While they were talking, Roman and Kate said Clyde was after Lucas. John and Marlena showed up at the Horton house. Marlena reminisced about Tom welcoming her at the hospital. Maggie said Marlena treated Mickey. Marlena flashed back to talking to Tom and Alice about Mickey. Maggie told Marlena they were grateful that she helped Mickey. There was a flashback of Tom finding out Alice was pregnant with their fifth child. Julie and Doug told Leo and Maggie about the Horton family tree. John and Marlena found the Christmas ornaments. There was a flashback of Alice and Tom talking about the ornaments. While Thomas was playing by the chimney, a time capsule fell to the floor. There was a flashback to Tom and Alice getting the Horton house. Leo went to the Spectator and wrote a story about Hortons.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Brady and Marlena talked about John and his behavior. Marlena said Brady was acting like John. She said she knew he had a lot going on. Marlena said he was worried about Tate. She said she was concerned about him and wondered if she should be. Brady said she should be worried about him. Alex walked into the apartment and found Theresa packing. She told him she didn’t want to stay with someone who didn’t want her. Stefan walked Ava home. She told him she was taking a shower and then going back to the hospital. Stefan told her to stay away from Harris. Ava wanted to know why she should stay away from Harris. Stefan said they were supposed to be together and wondered how it would look to Clyde if she kept visiting Harris. Ava agreed not to see him. She said Tripp could be her eyes and ears. Brady told Marlena what happened with Kristen and Rachel. Marlena told him Rachel would love him no matter what he was going through with Kristen. She said he couldn’t fight in front of Rachel. He said he couldn’t help it because she drove him crazy. Alex told Theresa that he went to a meeting about dating people who were addicts and thought they were moving too fast. Theresa thought he was saying she was too much to handle. He said she had a child. She wanted him to say he had commitment problems or admit he didn’t want to be with her. Sloan talked to Melinda about Eric and how he hasn’t been there for her. Melinda said Eric loved her. Sloan said she has been playing second fiddle to Jude. Ava tried reaching out to Tripp, but he didn’t answer. She said something could happen to Harris without her there. Stefan said Harris wouldn’t know she was there. Ava said she would know he was there. She blamed herself for why Harris was shot. Stefan said it wasn’t her fault. Ava said it felt like it was. She vowed to kill the person who shot Harris.

Marlena told Brady she could help him with his problems with Rachel. Brady said he wanted to focus on seeing his son. He said he was relieved that he could see his son. Brady didn’t want to dump his problems on her. Marlena said his problems are never a burden to her. Brady told her about the letters Tate wrote to him and Theresa. He said his letter from Tate was cold because he hasn’t been in his life. Marlena said Tate was feeling distressed and treated unfairly. She said Tate was making him the scapegoat. Brady said that was the problem. Marlena said Sami did the same thing. She said she let Sami do that because she wanted to show that she would be there for her. When Theresa was about to leave, Alex proposed to her. Theresa was upset when he proposed because he didn’t mean it. Alex told her he didn’t want her to get high again. Theresa didn’t care what he had to say and left the apartment. Theresa showed up at John and Marlena’s apartment. She said she didn’t have anywhere else to go. While Theresa and Brady were talking, Marlena said she could stay with them. Ava was upset that Stefan thought Harris could die. Stefan apologized to her. She was upset that Tripp didn’t respond to her. Brady asked Theresa what happened with Alex. She said Alex didn’t want to propose to her. Brady said he didn’t realize they were that close. Theresa said she was, but he wasn’t. Brady asked if she loved Alex. Marlena went to see Alex. Alex said he was calling Theresa. Marlena said Theresa was at her house. She said she thought he would want someone to talk to. Alex said he wanted to talk to her. Melinda and Sloan talked about Li and how Melinda ruined it. She warned Sloan not to ruin what she had with Eric. Brady asked if Theresa loved Alex. She asked why else would she marry him. Brady said Alex was coming into a lot of money. He thought that had something to do with her motivation. She said that was crass and was upset about him accusing her of being a gold digger. Brady apologized to her for the accusation. Alex told Marlena what happened when Theresa found the ring and left him. Marlena said Theresa was hurt and embarrassed. Alex said he cared about Theresa. He told her about the meeting he went to. Alex told her he admitted to not being sure if he was ready to commit to being a stepfather. Melinda advised Sloan to be supportive of Eric and Jude. Sloan said she wasn’t Jude’s mother. Melinda warned her their lives would be ruined if anyone found out what they did. While Brady and Theresa were talking, he said he would always be there for him. Ava got a call from the hospital about Tripp not showing up.

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Days Short Recap Monday, February 19, 2024

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Kayla told Chanel, Johnny and Abe that Paulina’s surgery went well. Kayla heard that Chanel and Johnny had a another reason to celebrate. Jada saw Everett and realized that he was her ex-husband, Bobby. Stephanie wanted to know what happened. Jada told her that Everett was her ex-husband. He assured her they never met before. She wondered how he could say that. He didn’t know why she was angry. She didn’t believe him. Rafe asked her if it was possible that Everett looked like her ex-husband. Jada told him that it wasn’t possible and that Everett was her ex-husband. Kayla congratulated Chanel and Johnny on their nuptials. Maggie was moved by the card that Konstantin gave her. He wanted to let her know what she meant to him. Rafe tried to convince Jada that Everett wasn’t the man she was talking about. Jada got frustrated and showed everyone the picture she had. Everett insisted that he wasn’t the person she was talking about. Jada told him that he was her ex-husband. Jada wanted to run his prints because that would guarantee that he’s Robert Stine. Maggie thought Konstantin had a good heart after seeing him interact with Thomas and Charlotte. It occurred to her that she never asked if he had children. Konstantin wasn’t happy to hear that. Everett wondered if Jada was losing it. Jada told him that she wasn’t the one gaslighting anyone. She reminded him what happened when he left her. Everett interrupted her to deny being her ex-husband. He said he was never married. Stephanie reminded him that he had amnesia and that could be why he didn’t remember Jada. Maggie apologized for asking Konstantin about his children. He told her that she didn’t know. Konstantin let her know that he had a daughter named Katarina. He told her what happened to her. Everett told Jada, Rafe and Stephanie that he was in a car accident. He told them how he got amnesia. Jada didn’t buy his explanation. Rafe didn’t know what to believe. He wanted to look into it. Everett was okay with him looking into it. Jada didn’t believe him. Everett assured her that he wasn’t Bobby.

A nurse told Kayla that Tripp didn’t show up for his shift. Kayla called him to make sure he was okay. Maggie wanted to know about Katarina’s mother. Konstantin told her that she was the love of his life. His wife wasn’t the same after they lost their daughter. Jada didn’t want to take Everett’s word. Rafe thought they should call it a night. Jada knew Stephanie had feelings for Everett. She wanted Stephanie to believe her about Everett. Jada stormed out of the pub. Stephanie wanted to know if Everett told the truth about not being Jada’s husband. Paulina had complications after Johnny dedicated his song to her. Rafe wanted to know what got into Jada. She talked to him about Everett lying and making her look like the crazy one. Rafe reminded her that he said he didn’t know her. Jada said he was a liar. Rafe thought he was a decent guy. Jada thought Rafe believed she was lying. Everett couldn’t believe that Stephanie thought he was lying about Jada. He said she was a complete stranger. Stephanie reminded him that he was in a picture with Jada. She thought he might have forgotten because of the accident. Everett denied forgetting her. He believed he would remember getting married. Stephanie thought about the conversations she had with Everett and Jada. Everett wondered if she was okay. She said that she wasn’t okay. If Jada told the truth about him, she was the other woman in his life. Rafe explained to Jada that he wasn’t calling her a liar. Jada didn’t want Everett to inflict the pain on Stephanie that he did to her.

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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Traci: Oh, look at that. Ah, I will never forget Katherine giving this to me when I was six years old.

Jack: Oh, this– this was from Luan.

Diane: Mm. Keemo’s mom.

Jack: Yeah. I was so hoping Allie would be here to hang her grandmother’s ornament. I’m sorry she and Noah can’t leave London and join us.

Traci: Those two. Young love, right?

Diane: Oh, I think love is nice at any age.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: Mm-hmm.

Traci: All right, this is the best tree ever.

Jack: You say that every year.

Traci: And every year, it’s the truth.

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Ashley: The chill in the air, the champagne, the carols, the bustle. I love Christmas.

Abby: You love buying Dominic gifts.

Ashley: Well, the chancellor house is pretty big. Plenty of room for lots of presents.

Abby: Okay, mom, that cannot be the criterion for–

Ashley: Well, I happen to know for a fact that in the backyard is a perfect spot for a pony.

Abby: No. No pony.

Ashley: How about a couple of puppies?

Abby: Mom, you are impossible.

Ashley: You better accept the fact I’m going to spoil that child to pieces.


 

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