Y&R Transcript Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Young & The Restless Transcript


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[ Knock on door ]

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

Claire: Yes, thank you. Come in.

[ Michael chuckling ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Michael chuckling ]

Michael: I’ve already got the ball rolling.

Claire: But I’ve only just decided.

Michael: That’s true.

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria: Fine.

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

Victoria: Dad is being impossible.

Victor: And you are being obstinate.

Tucker: Meet for a drink?

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

Tucker: I’m in the middle of something.

Ashley: Mm. Audra’s there.

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

Audra: Who is it? We have work to go over, tucker.

Tucker: What the hell is it you want, ashley?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claire: I thought this was my decision to make.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael: The best.

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

Michael: Does it change your mind about moving forward?

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

Michael: So, green. Go.

Claire: Full speed ahead.

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

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

Nikki: Is that true?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Michael chuckling ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claire: I admire your modesty.

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

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

[ Michael chuckling ]

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

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

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

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

Audra: Tucker wants nothing to do with you.

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

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

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

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

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

Tucker: What about everything ashley said?

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

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

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

Tucker: Not necessarily.

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

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

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

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

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

Tucker: She handled that all on her own.

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

Tucker: She can’t win me back, honey.

Audra: Then, why bother?

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

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

Tucker: I have one condition, though.

Audra: What’s that?

Tucker: You come with me.

Audra: Oh, no thank you.

Tucker: No, it’s like you said.

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

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

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

Tucker: Where are you?

[ Ashley sighing ]

[ Phone chiming ]

Ashley: Well.

Cole: Hey. Up for a visitor?

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

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

Claire: I feel a responsibility.

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

Claire: Maybe I still do.

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

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

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

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

Cole: I have faith in you.

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

Cole: Wow. Wow, okay.

Claire: You’re angry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria: Watch me.

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

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

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

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

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Victor: What happened, baby?

Nikki: Victoria stormed out.

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

Nikki: She’s furious with both of us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikki: What?

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

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

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

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

Cole: There are other considerations.

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

Cole: Why not wait?

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

Cole: No, no we couldn’T.

[ Cole sighs ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tucker: I asked her to come.

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

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

Ashley: Does he?

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

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

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

Ashley: Mm, just a misinterpretation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Tucker sighs ]

Audra: Wow. Classy.

Victor: Tell him to send him in.

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

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

Nikki: Yeah, there’s just one problem.

Victor: What?

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

Victor: Well, try to talk her into it.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: What if I fail?

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

Michael: Ah! Sorry to interrupt you.

Nikki: Oh, my goodness.

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

Victor: As I knew she would be.

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

Victor: Did you assure her of our security?

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

Nikki: Why would she think that?

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

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

Victor: Oh, well. She’s a newman.

Victoria: Oh, good.

Cole: Hey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cole: And that reason is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria: You would go against my wishes?

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

Victoria: You already are.

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

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

Victor: So, what’s next?

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

Nikki: How long do you think that will take?

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

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

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

Nikki: They still are.

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

Victor: It will. Don’t you worry.

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

Claire: Is it okay to call you that?

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

Claire: Is this you saying no?

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

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

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: What does your father think?

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

[ Victoria sighs ]

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

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

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

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

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

[ Ashley sobs ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ve missed this.

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

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

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

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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

Steffy: Get out of my house!

Sheila: No!

[ Steffy gasps ]

Steffy: No.

Finn: She get– did she get away?

Steffy: No.

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

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

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

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

Brooke: Okay. How is finn?

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

Thomas: I added some darting to the bodice.

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

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

Ridge: Why do you think that is?

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

Ridge: Love can do that to you.

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

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

Thomas: Right?

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

Ridge: Police department?

Carter: It’s about sheila.

Brooke: Why is finn worried about steffy?

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

Brooke: What has she done now?

Hope: Apparently, she and steffy had a confrontation.

Brooke: Again? Steffy better be careful.

Hope: That’s what I said.

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

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

Thomas: What about sheila?

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

Carter: Not that I’m aware of.

Thomas: The cops pick her up for something?

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

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

Steffy: She is finn.

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

Steffy: Yes.

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

Steffy: She wasn’t shot, finn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas: Sheila’s dead?

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

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

Ridge: Where?

Carter: From steffy and finn’s house.

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

Steffy: I am.

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

Steffy: I did.

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

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

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

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

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

At dot’s an ordinary pretzel

just isn’t enough.

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

Carter: According to the coroner’s report.

Ridge: Was steffy there?

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

Thomas: Landline isn’t working.

Carter: There was a blackout in malibu.

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

Carter: I’m sure they’re fine.

Ridge: They better be fine.

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

Thomas: Okay, are they saying how she died?

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

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

Carter: I don’t know.

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

Ridge: Call us if you hear anything.

Carter: I will.

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

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

Brooke: It’s unfortunate when arguments become physical.

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

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

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

Brooke: Well, hopefully it never comes to that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Door opens ]

Ridge: Steffy, finn, are you all right?

Steffy: Dad, what are you guys doing here?

Thomas: Hey. We– we heard about sheila.

Ridge: Where are the kids?

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

Thomas: Is it true? Is she dead?

Ridge: They said she died here.

Steffy: She broke in.

Ridge: What happened?

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

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

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

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

Brooke: You’re worried about finn.

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

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

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

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

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

Brooke: What is it?

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

Ridge: You must have been terrified.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheila: No!

Steffy: And I just reacted.

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

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

Steffy: Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas: Exactly. You defended yourself.

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

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

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

Sheila: I love you so much.

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

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

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Days Transcript Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Did the party end?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bet Xander is innocent. Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

She has no idea what happened.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Me too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What? Tom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make sure you’re nice and warm.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry. I really wish I could help.

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

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

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

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

Ava! Where are you?

You. What are you

Get off.

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

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

Please tell me she’s still okay.

Your wife is still breathing. For now.

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

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

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

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

I wasn’t.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, Justin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permanently, this time.


Harris, I am here,

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

You know, you saved me. So many times.

Mostly you saved me from myself.

And how did I repay you?

I pushed you away.

God, I didn’t want to.

But you know me.

I am my own worst enemy. Harris,

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

And I love you for that.

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

my God, Harris.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Harris. It’s Rafe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another voicemail. Stop calling me.

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

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

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

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

We’ve got a lot to talk about, Bobby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is one hell of a safe house.

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

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

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

But I’m here now. I am here now!

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

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

To an extent? Now the bad news.

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

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

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

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


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

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

It’s also possible that He could be lying.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey there, Bobby.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell us over your phones. No.

What a hero. Your phone. Doc.

Into the tank. Move.

Now. Sleep tight. I

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

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

I suggest you ration your supplies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You got it? Listen, I ran Everett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh god, no.

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

What was that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And back up again. Of course. Oh,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Could be Grandma and Grandpa were watching over it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ll show you one.

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



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

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

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

What a swell idea. And knowing you, I suspect it’ll happen. I appreciate your faith in me. Well, I just know when you set your mind to something, it always happens. And speaking of that, I actually have something I want to show you. I was going to wait until we got home, but you know how impatient I am.

Oh my. Look at those. I had them made for the children too. One for Tommy, and Addie, and Mickey. So, we can make it a tradition. Every Christmas, we’ll put these ornaments on our tree. And, maybe someday, we’ll add ornaments for our grandchildren. And even our great grandchildren. Well then, we’re gonna need a bigger tree.

And a very big house. Oh, oh, are they all in this good condition? Crazy, huh? They look perfect. Without a crack in any of them. Oh boy. Oh, I can’t wait to tell Doug. Where is he? Um, next door. Talking to Dan and Dave, our neighbors. He had to catch up. You know, everything, you know. Julie? Look at these.

God is good. Yes. Tom and I want you and Bo to put this on the tree. It’s for a new great grandchild we’re going to bring another time. I

love you, Tom. The Horton family tradition, it can live on. From the first five ornaments, Tom and Alice, Addie, Tommy, and Mickey. To our newest Wharton, my granddaughter, Victoria. Ah. Yes. What a legacy.

I didn’t expect to see you here. Well, I missed my family, so. Hey, Thomas, stop. Put that down. Thomas. Thomas. I’m gonna count to three. One, two, One, two, pitch!

What is it? Yeah.

It’s a time capsule. Placed by Alice Horton, 1966. With all my love, to be open on or after 2016.

I got Tommy one of those flying planes. It’s supposed to be crash proof, but I’ll believe it when I see it. And I found that Shirley Temple doll for Addie. Jeez, what a search that was. And Oh. Oh, Tom. The house is sold. You seem disappointed. I am, actually. I admit that secretly, I wish we would live there one day.

Yes, well, sometimes wishes do come true.

Alice, my very generous father in law gave us the down payment. The house, it’s ours. What? The house? The house is ours! Oh, Tom! Oh, Tom, it’s ours! Oh, the house is ours!

Well, I’m dying to know what’s in it. What would Al put the time caps in? Hey, inquiring minds want to know. Well, at this rate, I’m not sure we’ll ever know. Ah, let’s not give up just yet. Get a hammer.

Let’s go out.

Maggie? You alright? Oh, I was just thinking. I was sitting in this very room when Tom passed away. Alice was in her chair. And Mickey and I were still together. My grandmother. She was the strongest one of all. She still inspires me. Everything she said about their life together, still gets me teary. Yet after everyone was gone, she and I, we were here, alone.

I’ll, uh, clear out these dishes to the kitchen for you, okay? I like it. Thank you. In

every small town, there is a place, a centerpiece, where townspeople gather to laugh, to cry, and to celebrate. In Salem, that place is 545 Sycamore Street, the home of Tom and Alice Horton. Most Salemites are familiar with Tom and Alice. After all, our town square is named after them. As lifelong residents, the Hortons taught their five children the value of community, compassion, resilience, and most of all, love of family and friends.

These principles were passed down to Tom and Alice’s ten grandchildren, their fifteen great grandchildren, and now great great grandchildren, with the legacy ever expanding. So many more of our townsfolk have been blessed to be welcomed into the Horton Fold as extended family. Many of them still visit the Horton House today to bask in the aura that lingers from the days of Tom and Alice.

That is, until some malicious malfeasant tried to incinerate their legacy by setting fire to this historic structure. But today, as I sat with the family in their charred living room, it was clear to me. The arsonist failed in his mission. For it is clear. Theirs is a legacy that can never be destroyed. It lives on in every kind word, every good deed, every heartfelt embrace extended by this family.

Indeed, Tom and Alice’s legacy has only grown stronger as the family unites with a commitment to rebuild and the hope for new beginnings. Tom and Alice Horton, thank you. 545 Sycamore Street. Salem loves you.

Oh, Tom. It’s more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Welcome to our new house, Alice. Oh, no. It is so much more than that. A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make a home.

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Phyllis: Oh, my goodness!

Amanda: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness! So good to see you! I can’t believe you’re here!

Amanda: Well, you know you can come visit me. There are planes and buses, trains.

Phyllis: You know, don’t tempt me, because I may jump into your suitcase and start living in your guest room.

Amanda: Do it, please. But may I ask why?

Phyllis: Ah, I don’t wanna talk about me. Let’s talk about you. Why are you back in town?

Amanda: Battle preparations.

Nate: Aunt mamie? You’re looking wonderful, as always.

Mamie: Well, I can say the same to you.

[ Nate chuckles ] I’m so pleased that you were able to meet me for lunch at this hour.

Nate: Always happy to spend time with you. So, tell me, how was your trip?

Mamie: Oh, it was fine. But I wanna talk about chancellor-winters. A little birdie told me that there was a certain chill in the office.

Nate: Esther? What did she say?

Mamie: Well, enough for me to wonder if everyone’s focused on working as a team. Or if there might be something that might need my attention.

Chance: Hey, sorry to intrude. Left a file. I was just gonna grab it.

Billy: Sure. Chance, before you go, I just wanna make sure. Are we good?

Chance: Of course.

Billy: Okay. Look, don’t take what happened here earlier personally, okay? My response to your pitch was not a reflection of the actual idea. Music festivals, they have a lot of potential, but there’s a lot of moving parts, and they need to be very tight. But I think it’s something that chancellor-winters would be excited about in the future.

Chance: Sure.

Billy: Okay, good.

Chance: Actually, billy, I think it would help if we hash some things out real quick.

Tucker: Audra?

Jack: Ashley now insists that she was wrong, that tucker wasn’t violent in paris after all.

Diane: Just like that?

Jack: Just like that. And as pleased as I am that she may have found some peace with the incident, I am concerned that she may be susceptible to that man all over again.

Kyle: Well, I don’t see that happening. The breakup was real, their marriage is over. It’s clearly gotten past the point of no return.

Jack: I don’t know, I just sense a vulnerability there with that man’s concerned. And it worries me.

Diane: I’m with kyle on this. Ashley is a grown woman. She knows who she is. I think you need to give her some credit to handle tucker the way she wants to.

Jack: You sound a lot like billy. He thinks I should back off.

Kyle: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but maybe you should listen to him.

Jack: How can I do that when I know how deeply, how often he has hurt her? And as much as she says she’s gonna be able to handle him, the look on her face when she said the other day that he had broken her… here is no way in hell I am going to let that man hurt ashley again.

Ashley: Ooh, spicy. You’re certainly worked up.

Audra: You know, I’d like to get a few things straight.

Ashley: Didn’t we already have this conversation?

Audra: It’s my turn to do the talking.

Ashley: Oh. I don’t suppose you’ll leave if I ask you nicely?

Audra: You know, tucker told me you went up to his suite last night.

Ashley: Oh, did he?

Audra: Yeah, we don’t keep secrets. Our relationship is based on honesty.

Ashley: Oh, that’s so sweet. Are we done now?

Audra: You’re done with tucker.

[ Ashley laughs ]

Ashley: Well, that’s not your call.

Audra: You know this game you’re playing? You miraculously decide that you were wrong about paris, that tucker wasn’t violent, and so you sneak up to his suite and ambush him with your new truth?

Ashley: Wow, tucker really did overshare, didn’t he?

Audra: It’s not gonna work, ashley. If you’ve changed your mind and decided that you now want a future with tucker, it’s too late. Okay, you blew it. So you need to back off. He’s with me now.

Ashley: But you’re not sure about that, are you? And that’s why you’re here. Because you’re very afraid that he’s not over me, aren’t you?

Audra: You’ve hurt tucker for the last time. So if you try to seduce him as part of your sick plan, you’re gonna have to deal with me.

Ashley: Ooh. Scary. (Vo) the shape that stole your heart

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Ashley: What is this dynamic that you’ve got with tucker? I mean, clearly you’ve got daddy issues.

Audra: Tucker’s and my connection is none of your business.

Ashley: That’s true. But it’s fascinating how you’re playing this.

Audra: Look, what I have with tucker isn’t a game.

Ashley: Of course it is, audra. Come on. We both know you’re an opportunist. Tucker’s heartbroken and he’s vulnerable and you’re there, ready to hold his hand and whatever else.

Audra: Yeah, well, we have a future. Okay, real plans.

[ Ashley laughs ] He’s actually taking me to paris.

Ashley: Oh, really? That’s where we had our honeymoon.

Audra: Yeah, well, that’s even more proof that he’s over you.

Ashley: But I will say you should probably avoid a certain café there if I were you.

Audra: Yeah, well, our trip is nothing like your trainwreck of a honeymoon. He wants me to meet the board at glissade, and we’re gonna create a company like no one has ever seen and I just can’t wait.

Ashley: You’re gonna create a company like nobody has ever seen. Isn’t that interesting? You and I were gonna do the exact same thing.

Audra: Yeah, well, unlike you, I won’t go back on my word to him. Yeah, run home to my family because I’m so afraid to step outside their shadow.

Ashley: Do you have a family to run home to? I’m interested in knowing that. I mean, are you just all alone in the world? Is that why you’ve glommed on to tucker the way you have? You’ve got nowhere else to go?

Audra: Well, tucker’s all I need, and I’m all he needs.

Ashley: Uh-huh. Spoken like a true romantic, only that is not what you are at all. You are more of a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately kind of gal, aren’t you?

Audra: Now go ahead, make fun of me, but understand this. You do not wanna go to war with me. You may think you’re tough, but trust me, it will end badly for you.

Jack: Just look at that smug bastard.

Diane: I know you wanna be protective of your sister, but you need to let her handle him.

Jack: I can’t just do nothing.

Diane: Jack!

[ Sighs ] And here I thought we were going to have a nice, quiet meal.

Kyle: Well, you know how protective dad is.

Jack: Well, you are just a demon we can’t seem to exorcise.

Tucker: Evan, two glasses of your finest holy water. No? Come on, that was funny.

Jack: Not funny.

Tucker: Maybe you’re the one with the demon.

Jack: Ashley tells me she’s changed her mind about what happened in paris.

Tucker: Yes. Yes, she’s finally seen the light. And she was big enough to admit it to me.

Jack: Well, don’t think for one second she’s changed her mind about how dangerous you are. Your lies, your manipulations, your constant threat to her happiness. Why don’t you do what you should’ve done months ago? Hop on a jet out of town and don’t look back.

Tucker: Jack, when are you going to let your sister live her life the way she chooses?

Amanda: Thank you.

Phyllis: Battle plans? Really? I love this. I wanna be a part of it because I love a good fight.

Amanda: Mmm. Well, you’re lucky I don’t take you on for making me believe you were dead.

Phyllis: Hey, hey, listen, I apologized for that. I apologized. I said I was sorry and I meant it.

Amanda: Just don’t ever die on me again, please.

Phyllis: Okay, well, don’t die on me, okay? Wait, what is this battle plan thing?

Amanda: Oh, I am standing in for jill. I’m overseeing everything at chancellor-winters, so it’s pretty much office politics on steroids.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s billy, isn’t it? It’s always billy.

Amanda: Actually, yeah, it kind of is.

Phyllis: He is a troublemaker.

Amanda: My mission is to shore up the jill, billy, chance side of things.

Phyllis: Well, maybe billy needs an ally.

Amanda: Mm. All troublemakers usually do.

Mamie: All I could get out of esther was that there was something in the air. And that john abbott and neil winters wouldn’t be happy about it. Honey, I need some details from you.

Nate: There’s definitely something when it comes to billy and devon. Did you know billy proposed we add abbott to the company name? Abbott-chancellor-winters, to be exact.

Mamie: Excuse me?

Nate: Billy pitched that jill deserved her due.

Mamie: The nerve of him. Well, I know that. Devon turned him down?

Nate: He discussed it with lily and they nixed it, for now, with a promise to revisit it once she’s back.

Mamie: Yeah, well, there’ll be no revisiting if i have anything to say about it.

Nate: Jill’s not gonna let it go that easily, aunt mamie. Amanda sinclair came to town on jill’s orders because of this issue.

Mamie: She sent for amanda sinclair? Oh, jill is really playing it dirty, but then she doesn’t know any other way to play it. She and her minions, nothing but trouble.

Nate: Actually, I’m impressed with chance.

Mamie: Oh, why is that?

Nate: Well, he’s smart, um, fast learner. He’s already come up with some great ideas.

Mamie: What does devon think?

Nate: He seems to be impressed.

Mamie: Oh, isn’t billy mentoring chance?

Nate: Uh, billy is, but, uh, chance seems to have taken a step back from that.

Mamie: Why is that?

Nate: Well, chance came up with a solid idea recently, one I see real value in. Devon bent over backwards to appear impressed, willing to collaborate on the idea. But billy just kind of shot it down for no good reason. More flex than anything, if you ask me.

Mamie: Chance didn’t like it?

Nate: Being second-guessed? Dismissed? Not at all.

Mamie: The same way that you felt some time ago with devon.

Nate: You’re not wrong. There’s definitely some friction between billy and chance. In fact, chance turned to me for support. I’ve told him I’ll do whatever I can to help.

Mamie: Now, this is a very interesting development, especially if you can keep chance on your good side. You know the fewer allies that billy and jill have, the better.

Billy: So you are upset that I didn’t support your proposal, which is fine. So, what do you wanna say?

Chance: Look, I know I still have a lot to learn here. I know you and I are still trying to find our groove together, but in that meeting, I felt a shift, and I’m not really sure I’m comfortable with it.

Billy: A shift?

Chance: Yeah.

Billy: What kind of shift?

Chance: That was a good idea.

Billy: And I agree.

Chance: And I felt like your response was part of another issue.

Billy: Is that right?

Chance: You and devon. Once he liked it, you stepped back, you slammed on the brakes, and then the meeting turned into a– a tug-of-war between the two of you.

Billy: One thing I’ve come to appreciate about you, chance, is your bluntness. Look, you need to understand that devon and I are trying to find a balance here. The hierarchy between the two of us is new, but rest assured, there is no power struggle.

Chance: Well, I wish I could believe that. But from what I’ve seen, it feels like you and devon are trying to prove something to each other. And now, billy, I love working here, I love working with you, but I will not be used by you or devon.

You’re the one that I want! You used my pitch to go after devon. I mean, you basically shelved a good idea, an idea that you admitted was good because devon supported it. Now, how’s that good business?

Billy: That is business, chance. What you just described is business. We bounce ideas off each other. Some of them we use, some of them we shelve, some of them we– we kill, some of them we use at a later date. And once you get a little more experience, you’ll realize that. But right now, you’re taking everything a little too personal.

Chance: This is not about my feelings, billy, and I’d appreciate it if you weren’t so condescending, okay? Now, I know what I saw. Nate saw it too, by the way.

Billy: Yeah?

Chance: Yeah.

Billy: Talked to nate about it?

Chance: You left the meeting. We were discussing how to develop my proposal into something you would approve of.

Billy: Yeah, and nate approved of your idea?

Chance: He did, and I value his input.

Billy: Well, good. Look, I’m sorry that you’re upset about the way that I responded to your pitch, okay? But if I have a critique on your idea, it’s because I want you to learn the ropes. I want you to understand how the corporate world works. But if you’re gonna get upset every time I make a comment, then maybe we need to rethink this situation.

Chance: Again, it’s not about my feelings, billy. I can take criticism. What I don’t appreciate is being weaponized in a power struggle that I want nothing to do with.

Billy: Again, I’m sorry you’re upset. I gave you my opinion. No angle. Nothing. Just my opinion, okay? I’m not using you. I don’t have ulterior motives. I do wanna see you succeed, and I think you have the talent to do it. And if I’m protecting you right now, chance, it’s because I wanna nurture you, okay? I wanna see you grow here.

Chance: Okay, well, i appreciate the good start you’ve given me, billy, but maybe it’s time to give me a little less protection and a little more room.

Phyllis: Well, I am sorry about your mom. She was really beautiful, very impressive woman. Very classy. You should have had more time with her.

Amanda: Yeah. Well, I’m just grateful for the time we did have.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Amanda: Yeah. Well, speaking of time, I, um, I have to go.

Phyllis: Oh.

Amanda: Yeah.

Phyllis: Okay.

Amanda: What are you up to?

Phyllis: Oh, uh, I’m just gonna be thinking about, you know, my bad luck and my bad choices.

Amanda: Oh, stop it. You’re too fierce for that.

Phyllis: You are too fierce. You are. Go. Go whip chancellor-winters into shape.

[ Amanda laughs ]

Amanda: I’m gonna do just that.

Ashley: Are you threatening me?

Audra: It’s a friendly warning. I have much more experience at fighting dirty than you, and I enjoy it much more than I should.

Ashley: Hmm. You’re in love with tucker.

Audra: I understand him.

Ashley: Well, believing that is your first mistake.

Audra: Hmm. Tucker and I are alike. Our minds work in the same way. We want the same things, and we believe in the same things.

Ashley: Yeah, well, hmm, tucker only believes in tucker, so…

Audra: See, that’s how I know you don’t get him at all. And the way you treated him… you know, how many hoops did you jump through to prove that he is just so worthy of the great ashley abbott? And you did all of that just so you could dump his ass over some bogus drama that only happened in your head.

Ashley: Poor, stupid audra. You’ve really got it bad, haven’t you? That makes this situation even more interesting.

Audra: Then admit it. Tell me that you want tucker back.

Ashley: I don’t have to admit anything to you, you bitch.

Audra: You know, it doesn’t matter, because you’ve already lost. And you lost bad.

Jack: My sister would never choose you.

Tucker: I’ll survive.

Jack: She knows who you are now. She’s done with you, for good.

Tucker: Jack… I– I don’t think you see what’s going on here. Everything that’s transpired, my argument with ashley in paris and our breakup, it all really comes down to you.

Jack: To me?

Tucker: Yeah, yeah. You have this, um… [ Chuckles ] …It’s pathetic, this obsessive need to keep an iron grip on your family. And it’s what caused your son to almost betray the family. Uh, it’s what’s pushed billy back to chancellor-winters. And it is damn near broken ashley’s spirit. So, if you’re looking for someone to blame, you might wanna look in the mirror. Sorry.

Jack: So that’s it? That’s all you got? Throwing around absurd accusations? How about we start with the facts? Kyle never betrayed the family. In fact, his actions helped put you down for good. Billy went back to chancellor-winters to protect his mother from your attacks. And you broke ashley’s spirit by insisting that she turn her back on a family that she loves.

Tucker: [ Scoffs ] See, that’s pathetic, man.

Jack: Pathetic?

Tucker: Yeah, whatever helps you sleep at night.

Jack: “Pathetic.” I am here having a lovely meal with my wife and son, and you are sitting alone at a bar knowing your son has barred you from his life. Who’s the pathetic one here? The right age for

Tucker: I do have to hand it to you, jack, uh, you and the rest of the abbotts, you really did a number on me. Resurrecting the old scandal, and influencing ashley against me. You brought me to my knees, man. Really, well done. But as they say, the obstacle is the path, right? So maybe I should thank you for creating this new opportunity for me to go bigger than I ever have.

Jack: “The obstacle is the path.” Do you have any idea how absurd you sound?

Tucker: No, I mean it. Ashley selling me glissade, it’s become the key to my future. New company, new life. And I couldn’t be more excited. Especially when I kick some jabot ass.

Jack: I thought you weren’t coming after jabot.

Tucker: It’s just– innovative new company makes jabot look like a tired old workhorse. That’s just inspired business acumen.

Jack: Oh, that’s right. Your arrogance just amazes me. That you think for one minute, a ragtag collection of moribund companies run by a man who knows nothing about the beauty business is going to be a threat to jabot, why? Because you want to believe it’s true? Astonishing.

Tucker: What can I tell you? I’m a big believer in the power of positive thinking.

Jack: Well, I’ll look forward to watching you fail. In the meantime, stay away from my sister.

Tucker: And what if she can’t stay away from me?

Jack: Do not tempt me to take the gloves off.

[ Tucker sighs ]

Tucker: Is that a threat, jack?

Jack: Threat, warning, promise, you call it anything you want. I want you to stay away from her. You’re never going to hurt her again.

[ Phone ringing ] Hello? Yes.

Diane: We have publicly discredited tucker, humiliated him. His marriage has been annulled, his son wants nothing to do with him, and yet, he continues to be this menace to all of us.

Kyle: Who knows? Maybe he’ll get bored of us all and move on.

Diane: Well, I doubt it. He seems more emboldened than ever. And you know how obsessed he is with ashley. She’s strong, but what if we’re wrong? What if he manages to suck her back in, and then jack will be pulled back in as well?

Kyle: Mom, dad can handle himself.

Diane: Well, he’s just dealing with a lot right now. Jabot and looking after nikki.

Kyle: Well, he’s got us to pick up the slack at jabot if needed.

Diane: Yeah, I guess that’s true, but still…

Kyle: Mom. This isn’t about the company, is it? I’m guessing your real concern is dad’s renewed connection to nikki.

Nate: I agree. Chance could be a valuable asset for the good of the company. Not as some pawn in a power struggle between us and the abbotts.

Mamie: Jill has declared war. There’s no backing down now.

Nate: Didn’t you bring the war when you secretly invested in this company?

Mamie: My investment has always been in this family. Now, if that means war to some people, then that’s on them. This is about the winters’ legacy. We have got to come together to make sure that’s what happens.

Nate: Auntie, I love you, but I am not interested in contributing to this struggle. I’ve lived through conflict on two previous fronts. First with devon and then at newman. It never ends well.

Mamie: Oh, honey, that’s just because you didn’t get the ending that you wanted. This time, it’s going to be different.

Nate: Don’t you see no good can come from this? So please, give up this battle you feel you need to wage with jill.

Mamie: Oh, so you think that if I put down my sword, that means that jill won’t swing hers at me? Oh, no, I will not be caught off guard.

Nate: Is there nothing I can say to convince you otherwise?

Mamie: I never back down from doing what’s best for my family.

Nate: But is it really–

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

Billy: She wanted a little room, huh?

Chance: No disrespect.

Billy: Hm.

[ Knocking on door ]

Amanda: Is this a bad time?

Billy: Just ironing out some work issues.

Chance: I’m still finding my way. It’s good to see you, amanda.

Amanda: Yeah, you too. It’s nothing serious, I hope.

Billy: No, no, I think we got it all figured out. What do you say?

Chance: Yeah, all good. Better get back to it. Hope I see you again while you’re here.

Amanda: Yeah, you too. Okay, now that he’s gone, you want to tell me what’s really going on?

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Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hey.

Abby: Uh-oh, I know that tone. What’s wrong?

Chance: Nothing.

Abby: Chance.

Chance: Just trying to learn how to manage working with billy abbott.

Amanda: That man is jill’s grandson. If you have a problem with him, you need to solve it now. He is on our side.

Billy: He’s new. He’s ambitious, he needs to know how the business world works, especially at this company. And you know what? Some lessons are harder to learn than others.

Amanda: Billy, he’s an adult, a cop, a war veteran. You really think he needs a lesson from you?

Billy: Yes, in business, I do. And you know what? You don’t have to treat him with kid gloves because of the history with devon and abby.

Amanda: “Kid gloves”? I am telling you that jill wants this team pulled together.

Billy: That’s what I’m trying to do, amanda.

Amanda: Really?

Billy: Yes, why does it seem like you don’t trust me?

Diane: Nikki and I will never be friends, given our history, which I admit, my actions had a great deal to do with.

Kyle: Your relationship has been contentious since you came back to town.

Diane: Yeah, I thought we’d reached sort of a détente since the wedding, but no, I will never be at the top of her besties list.

Kyle: So, are you unhappy that dad’s helping her?

Diane: Look, I understand stepping in to help an old friend who desperately needs you.

Kyle: But?

Diane: All right, maybe I’m being paranoid. I just worry about jack’s own battle with addiction.

Kyle: Oh, that problem was a long time ago. And that success is the type of insight and strength that’ll help nikki.

Diane: Well, I hope so, for both their sake.

Kyle: I have every faith in dad.

Diane: Me too. Jack abbott is as strong as they come. And while we’re waiting for him, why don’t we, uh– why don’t we go over the agenda for tomorrow’s marketing meeting?

Kyle: Sure.

Diane: Or, better yet, kyle, why don’t we continue our conversation from the other night?

Kyle: Oh, for some reason, I’d rather talk about tucker.

Diane: Now, when I pushed, you admitted that you’re finding it tougher than you thought to see me in the position that you always wanted. And that you’re struggling not to resent it?

Kyle: I spoke out of turn.

Diane: No, no, you didn’T. You were being honest, and that’s the way it should be between us. So, if you do resent me being co-ceo, how can we fix it?

[ Ashley sighs ]

Ashley: There must be another way, there has to be. Are you sure this is the best way to handle things?

[ Ashley sighs ] Yes. Oh, here comes the bread guy.

Jack: So, what did I miss?

Kyle: Sounded like you read tucker the riot act.

Jack: He’s a first-class egomaniac who can’t be trusted. I made it clear to him on no uncertain terms, he’s to keep his lies, his games, his poison away from ashley and our family.

Kyle: Dad, I know you want to be protective of the family, but why waste your time warning tucker? It’s like lighting a match.

Diane: I agree. Why antagonize him?

Jack: I almost hope it provokes him to cross the line. Then, we’ll have something to crucify him with.

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Audra sighs ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Audra: Coming!

Tucker: Hello to you too. Ah! Celebrating? I prefer you do it with me, however.

Audra: What are we celebrating?

Tucker: Start practicing your french, mon petit chou. We leave in three days.

Audra: I’ll drink to that.

Tucker: You bet you will.

Audra: To paris.

Tucker: To paris.

Audra: Paris can’t come fast enough for me.

Tucker: So, I woke up all by my lonesome. Where did you slip off to?

Audra: I just had some errands to run.

Tucker: To run, [Indistinct]. Uh, was one of those errands confronting ashley? I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Chance: You didn’t have to follow me here.

Abby: Hey, maybe I just wanted a cup of coffee. Okay, fine, I’m concerned. If you’re not happy–

Chance: No, it’s not that. I just… I guess, adjusting to chancellor-winters has been a little bit more difficult than I thought.

Abby: Well, it is a big jump from police work to the corporate world.

Chance: Yeah, I mean the work’s fine, but the politics and the people–

Abby: Are you talking about billy?

Chance: It’s been interesting.

Abby: And not in a good way.

Chance: Look, I don’t want to bore you with the details, really.

Abby: Look, as a future member of the chancellor-winters board, I want to know if there’s any issues.

Chance: Excuse me, what? You say chancellor-winters board member?

Abby: It’s pretty much a done deal, I’m just waiting for the vote.

Chance: Oh, my gosh. Wow, if I had known, I would have shut my mouth, and bought you coffee.

Abby: Hey, you can still buy me a cup of coffee, but don’t worry, I’m not taking notes or anything. I’m on your side. Look, you’re dom’s other dad. I want you to be happy, and if there’s anything I can do to help–

Chance: I appreciate it, but I’m fine, really. Okay, maybe “fine” is overstating it a bit. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but when I agreed to have billy as my mentor, I just didn’t realize the guy came with all this baggage.

Amanda: I do trust you.

Billy: You sure about that?

Amanda: Yes.

Billy: Because sometimes I think you only see me as a guy you hung out with at the end of class. Sharing a bourbon and playing some cards.

Amanda: That was a million years ago.

Billy: Yeah, it was.

Amanda: But I have complete faith in you, billy. And maybe you’re right. Maybe I have a soft spot for chance. Walking in together and seeing the two people that you love having sex on the sofa.

Billy: That’ll bond you for life?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

[ Billy sighs ] I think I’m just a little confused. Jill told me you were mentoring him and things were going well.

Billy: She’s not wrong. They were, you know, but chance is one of those guys who wants success straight out of the gate. And he’s got a chip on his shoulder every time I criticize one of his ideas.

Amanda: Kind of sounds like devon and nate first time around. See, devon was way too harsh and nate took it as badly as possible.

Billy: And now devon has gone the complete other direction. Loving everything that comes out of chance’s mouth, and you know why he’s doing that? To make me look like a dream killer.

Amanda: Are you? (Ethan) I started smoking menthol cigarettes

Billy: No, okay, I’m not in the business of casually shooting down good ideas.

Amanda: Okay, so chance is not in the middle of a power struggle between you and devon.

Billy: Amanda, you too? Chance said the same thing.

Amanda: Well, is he right?

Billy: It was one idea, and it needs work, which I told him and I stand by, but all of a sudden, people think it’s a big deal.

Amanda: Well, maybe it’s because we’re all right, and you’re in denial.

Abby: Come on, chance. If you’re having issues with billy, I want to help.

Chance: I would much rather talk about you and this amazing move that you just made. What’s going to happen to society?

Abby: Well, I hired tessa to manage it so that way I can be in the office more. Hopefully.

Chance: Working with devon, that’s a perk.

Abby: Did you know that amanda sinclair was in town?

Chance: Yeah, yeah. I saw her.

Abby: Yeah, so did I. It was, um, uncomfortable, to say the least.

Chance: Yeah, well, um, I’m sure that’s going to take some time. Hell, I see devon every day. We make it work. You two belong together.

Abby: Thank you for saying that. You know, I don’t expect amanda to get there anytime soon.

Chance: Things change.

Abby: Yeah, they do. But you know, I always want the best for you, right?

Chance: Yeah, I know. And I’m happy to say that my life is moving in that direction.

Abby: Good. Yeah. You deserve all of that. And more.

Audra: How did you know I went to see ashley? Did she call you?

Tucker: No. I know because I know you. But I don’t know why you would do that. I thought you understood how I feel about you. Did I not make myself clear? Because if you’re feeling insecure at all, I will make myself clear again and again. Until you believe it. You’re the only one for me.

Audra: Don’t worry. I’m not feeling insecure. Not anymore.

[ Tucker clicks tongue ]

Tucker: Uh-oh. What did you do? Should I be worried?

Audra: Ashley’s still standing, if that’s what you’re asking. But you know, it felt good to face her. To let her know where I stand. Where you and I stand. Together.

Tucker: Yeah.

Audra: You know, and if she thinks she can try to come between us, she’s gonna have a situation on her hands.

Tucker: Mm-mm. Let’s let that be the end of it, shall we? There’s nothing to be gained from provoking her.

Audra: It wasn’t a provocation, tucker. It was a warning.

Jack: Hey, there you are. How you doing?

Ashley: I’m fine.

Jack: You sure?

Ashley: Yes, you have to believe that, jackie. You have to believe me. I’ve accepted what happened in paris and I’m moving on.

Jack: Well, you just seemed upset, a little confused.

Ashley: Yeah, I did. But now I’m not. In fact, things are finally going my way.

Jack: And what does that mean?

Ashley: That means that I’m excited about my future.

Jack: Uh, where are you going now?

Ashley: Uh, I have an idea that I’m kind of messing around with a little bit.

[ Laughing ] At my lab. You know, jabot.

Diane: Sounds promising.

Ashley: Yeah. Very. I’ll see you.

Diane: Bye. You see that, jack? That is a woman who sounds completely over tucker. She’s excited about the future, enthusiastic about her work. You’ve got to stop worrying. She’s going to be okay.

Tucker: Hello.

Ashley: Hi. Can we meet for a drink?

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let’s not waste each other’s time standing around. You got something to say to me? Just go ahead and say it, nina. Sorry. I’m just startled because I’ve heard you use that tone of voice with other people, but I never dreamed that you would with me. I don’t know what y-you’re expecting. I just — I want a conversation. I-I don’t want to waste any more time. We’ve wasted enough time being apart. Okay. This is your chance. Stop stalling. Get to where you need to get. I miss you. And I’m done missing you. Kristina and I are more than friends. What does that — what does that even mean? “More than friends”? You know what it means. Please don’t pretend you don’T. No, I don’t have to pretend. You’ve said barely anything since I got here, and I’m completely lost. I’m saying… kristina didn’t stay over because we had some girls’ night that went late. Kristina isn’t a friend. She’s my girlfriend.

[ Exhales sharply ] It’s an auspicious day that begins when two co-parents such as ourselves share a house… and then share a kiss. Oh, it was a first for me. Yeah. I have no precedent, either. So…what now? Well — well, we could just pretend it never happened. Was the kiss not to your liking? Oh, no. I thought it was fine. “Fine”? I mean, “fine” is akin to “nice,” linguistically speaking, and neither connote a rave review. No. Okay. Uh, I-it was better than fine. It was better than nice. It was — it was definitely a good kiss. Okay, because, I mean, it was — it was very good for — for me, as well. Great. Okay. Okay? Well, now that we’ve got that worked out, let’s just go back to the way things were. What — what — you want to — you want to put the genie back in the bottle? Yeah. Yeah. Why not? Well, because I’m afraid that would be impossible. Why is that? And, please, no lectures on the metaphysical properties of genies and when they can and can’t be put back in the bottles because, yes, I’m sure there are laws that govern the “genie-verse,” but they don’t apply to us. “Us.” Did you just say “us”? “Us” as in us, just standing here. I mean, I-it’s only a word! No. It means more. Since when? Since… I think I’m falling back in love with you, maxie. So how was your day? The heavy bag and I spent some quality time together. How was your day? Not so great. I hate the way this feels between us, carly. But I’m at a loss. Can we find our way forward or… or is this the end for us?

It’s a good thing you kept your day job, now that you’ve printed your first and last issue of crimson. I may have said some things that I didn’t mean at the office, you know. I know i did. I missed you last night. I missed you, too. I’ve been missing you for a while now. I’m not the same since prison. I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. But if you’re looking for the man that I used to be, he’s gone…for good. If I wasn’t willing to listen, I’d have walked out by now. It’s ironic because I came here to ask ava to orchestrate some way for us to be alone together. And lo and behold, you show up, so no orchestration needed. You and ava talking about me? Well, of course we do. Because we’re friends, sonny. Right. And she’s currently staying with you, though she doesn’t tell me a whole lot. But she did tell me that you were almost killed in puerto rico. I can’t stand the thought of you being struck down by some unknown assassin. Alright. So if you talk to ava, you know that nobody got hurt. As you can see, I’m fine. But do you know who’s responsible for this? And where was dex? I mean, he shouldn’t let something like that happen to you. He should be protecting you. Nina, that’s not your concern. You are my concern. Everything about you is my concern. You know I’m not gonna stop worrying and caring about you, sonny, because you served me with divorce papers, okay? No legal document is gonna… your — your ring. What? Your wedding ring. Where is it?

Mami, did you hear what I said? I did. My hearing’s just fine. Thank you. You need to pick up after yourself. Unbelievable. I guess you think that now that your career is taking off, you can just have people just do all this for you, right? But no matter how big you get, you need to pick up after you. Discipline, self-respect, courtesy, hard work. These are all really good habits that matter. Good habits matter because they serve you your whole life. And you don’t just let them slide like this. I guess what they say is true. A mother’s work is never done. It’s clearly more than just finances.

Mami. Please stop. I don’t need you to clean up after me. I need you to look at me. There are a million reasons why I didn’t tell you the truth. But now I have one big reason to tell you everything. And the fact is, kristina and I — there is no “kristina and I”! There is you, and there is her. And there is some story, some fantasy that this young lady has been whispering in your ear. No. Kristina hasn’t done anything like that. Look. I don’t — I don’t know you, okay? But I know my daughter, and I know that she doesn’t have these kinds of ridiculous ideas. You only know parts of your daughter, okay? The parts I let you see and the parts you let yourself see. Right now I’m trying to get you to see more. Do you think I don’t see you, baby? I brought you into this world. There’s no one who knows you better than I do. I have always been there for you. But I’m not that child anymore. I’m an adult who’s been fending for herself in a very tough industry for years. Honey, I’ve always helped you. I’ve always been there. I know. And I’m grateful. But I also know who I am. And now I need you to know, too. You think you’re in love with me. Oh. Okay. Well, when you’re sure, shoot me an e-mail and let me know. Okay. No, there’s no need to involve the internet. Okay. Let me rewind. Maxie, maxie. I am in love with you. I’ve always been in love with you. Let’s not rewrite history here, okay? I mean, there were long periods of time — I’m talking, like, years — where you were not in love with me. Okay. I may not — I may not have always expressed it. So why are you expressing it now? Okay. I wish I was more articulate for both of our sakes. I really do. But, please, just — just bear with me. Hear me out, okay? Okay. It’s true. For years, I-I sublimated my feelings. But they’ve returned. And they are — they’re stronger than ever. I’ve been trying to fight this since — since last christmas. You’ve had these feelings this entire time? Being in this house, living together, but separately together, if you know what — I — I can’t explain it, but my feelings, they’ve overwhelmed me, and it just kind of happened. One day, we were co-parents. And the next… you know. Don’t you? Last night, I-I-I said it using someone else’s words, someone else’s lyrics in a song, but I’m saying it again… as me…right now. Do you have anything to say in return?

I don’t have a firm grasp on the old drew or the man that I am now, for that matter. Drew cain is… good and kind. And funny and sweet. And so decent. He’s the man I fell for. He sounds interesting. I could spend the rest of my life getting to know him and never scratch the surface and love every minute. Because I love you. And I’m not the only one. Scout adores you because you’re such an amazing father. And you risked everything, including your life, to save willow. And, my god, when we were both facing the possibility of going to prison, you stood up and you took the blame for everything. And it cost you so much. There was no other choice. Yes, there was! Lesser men make easy, self-serving choices every day. But not you. Not ever. I feel like there’s a “but” coming. It must be so hard… to be such a good man and move through the world the way you do. And I love you so much. But… I want you to put pentonville and the past behind you. Why are you so surprised? That ring means something. It’s a symbol of love, fidelity, and trust. And when they’re gone — it’s only gone when we say that it’s gone. And it has to be with the same conviction and passion we felt when we put these rings on our fingers, sonny. Look. I still have mine. It’s right here. I’ve never taken it off. But that’s your choice, nina. Not that it’s gonna change anything once we’ve signed the papers. Do you really think we can put everything that we are on some pieces of paper? The paper is gonna make things easier. It’s gonna make the ending easier. This is hard on you, too. Okay, then forget about the damn papers! Forget about the rings! Even forget about the vows that we made to each other. The only thing that truly matters, sonny, is that I love you. And I know that you still love me. That’s not the only thing that matters. I know. It’s not the only thing that matters. Okay, you can blame me all you want for throwing carly and drew under the bus. I reported them to the sec. Yes, I did that. But you cannot tell me that you don’t understand why I did that. On some level, deep down, you understand. And you know why? Why? Because we both live by this golden rule. Do unto others before they can do unto you. In my case, it’s business. In your case, it’s jealousy. Jealousy almost put donna’s mother in prison. What about wiley? What about amelia? Carly is as much their grandmother as you are. Yeah, and I’m reminded of that over and over again. I made a rash decision. You don’t want carly happy, plain and simple! It didn’t matter who went to prison — drew or carly. As long as carly’s miserable, it’s a win-win situation for you. You blame me for taking drew away from carly, right? But do you ever blame carly for taking my daughters away from me? Daughters. Plural. Sonny. Nelle and willow! It seems like I’m the only one ever outraged by that. You can come up with a million excuses why you did what you did. And, yeah, I can be ruthless when I have to be. But you’re reckless! And petty! And that’s unforgivable. Forget about sonny. I mean, n-not forget — forget him? He’s a tough man to forget. I mean, the man’s a legend. But… I think I’m in love with you, too. Just digressions aside — wait. What, what, what? I said I think — no, I’m almost positive I — you love me?! Did you hear that, world?! She loves me! No? Is that enough? I’m gonna go. I think you and your mom should talk. No. Please stay. You’re a part of my life, and my mother needs to hear it. No, no, no. I don’t need to hear any more about this. We have more important things to talk about, like your finances. No, at the moment, the most important thing is kristina and I, and the sooner you accept that — what more do I need to accept? When you first came to me and you said you wanted to earn a living trying to sing, I was nervous, but I said, “okay.” And then you said you wanted to go around the world singing. And what did I do? I jumped in, I took care of the books, and I made sure that all you had to think about was your music. You manage my money and my investments. You do not manage my career. No, that is brook lynn quartermaine. And to be honest, I think she’s awfully distracted lately. As are you, if I’m being honest. My focus has never been better. Really? Then where is the new song that you’ve been promising? Because all I’ve heard about is your friend. Do you think maybe she has been distracting you? Kristina has inspired me more than I ever have been. Where’s the proof of this inspiration? Will you stop looking for a song and look at what’s standing right in front of you?! Me! I’m being more of my true self with you than ever before! Okay. I can see that you are clearly not in a mood to listen, so I think that might be good because we really can’t discuss any kind of business in front of your friend. And we can just — just talk about it later. Mami, please don’t shut me out. This is hard enough — no, I’ve had more than enough. I’ve had enough. I don’t want to talk about this anymore.

[ Door slams ]

are you okay? My mom’s right. I really am a mess sometimes. Ali. Hey. You’re allowed to be messy, but you are not a mess. I’m so sorry that she can’t see you for who you are because she is missing out on an incredible person. I wish I could have said I was surprised by what had happened. She did seem surprised when she came in. Yeah. And one minute later, her head was back in the sand. So it seems like maybe you guys have been here before? Sort of. I’ve tried to talk to her, but she just bobs and weaves and dodges the subject every time. She could have given muhammad ali a run for his money. Her denial did seem practiced. You would have thought that the woman in my bed would have made it a little harder for her to avoid the subject this time. Happy to help. And the confusing part is so many of her friends and colleagues are gay. Really? Yes. And she doesn’t have any issue with them. None. But when it comes to me, her own daughter, I — yes, but maybe it’s because you are her daughter. She cares about you, and she worries about you more than she would for someone that was just a friend. Yeah, I wish we could talk about it like normal people. This is hard enough — you know, climbing over the walls she puts up. My family means everything to me, and I’ve always tried to be a good daughter, the kind of person my mom would be proud of, and now she won’t even look at me, even though I’m exactly the same person I always have been! It should not be this hard. There are actual problems in the world. I guess for my mom… …I’m one of them. I must confess, maxie, I’m confounded. How can true love not be enough? True love is everything! Well, it — it sounds great when you say it, spinelli, but we both know that true love didn’t keep us together before. And it’s so easy to look into the past and think the sky was bluer, the grass was greener, there was no problem we couldn’t solve. That scenario only exists in video games — and not very interesting ones, at that. No, I’m talking about us. No. We’re talking about nostalgia. And that’s exactly what I told sasha when — okay. Wait, wait. I’m sorry. You discussed us with sasha? Cody didn’t mention that. You talked about this with cody? It may have come up. And…? He urged me to, and I quote, “go for it.”

[ Chuckles ] What did sasha say? She pretty much said the same thing. Well, then, I fail to see the problem. Look, everyone can see it. Maxie, we were meant to be together. Maybe you’re right. I mean, fate did have a hand in this when the pipes in your apartment burst and you had to come live with us. So who am I to argue with fate? Fate had nothing to do with my pipes. What did you say? M-my pipes are fine. I moved in to help you. Believe me, I want to put pentonville behind me, too. I just don’t know how that’s even possible because I can’t ignore what nina did to me. You have every right to hate nina. I hate her, too! But I don’t have the bandwidth to care about her. She’s not worth it. But you are. And I care so much about you. And I care about us. I care about us, too. But I — I told you before, I don’t see how this relationship works if you can’t let go. Have you? I mean, really. Because I don’t remember twisting your arm to get you to take over for nina at crimson. What are you talking about? I only took that job because you asked me to. I did it for you. Yeah, but admit it. You enjoyed seeing nina lose something that she loved. Oh, my god. I freely admit it. I loved taking over something that nina had and making it better. But it didn’t stop there for you. You kept finding ways to get back at nina, and that’s when I knew I couldn’t stay at crimson. I mean, this place — this place was named in honor of a woman who gave as good as she got. She knew not to chase revenge. My mom never gave in to her worst impulses. She rose above them. And that’s what I’m trying so hard to do. Underneath all the wrongs that nina has piled on top of you… I know that drew cain is in here. I know that he is. And I see it. And I need you to see it, and I need you to own it. Or else…

[ Sighs ] Or else what? Or else nina wins. Petty and reckless? Well, I’ve been called worse. Never claimed that I was a saint, sonny. When our paths crossed in nixon falls, I did try to call carly, but she didn’t want to hear anything from me, but I suppose I could have called her back and told her that you were — but you didn’t because you hated her so much, right? That’s true. At first. But then something changed. Something that I never expected. I fell in love with you. You are so certain that I am motivated by jealousy and envy. I only know what I see, nina. But you’re not seeing the whole picture, sonny! Because I’m motivated by something a hell of a lot stronger than jealousy and hate. I’m motivated by the same thing that you felt when you forgave me after we got back from nixon falls and you realized that I knew who “mike” was all along. And that motivation is love. Our love. I’m not gonna deny that. No, you can’t deny it. Because it’s true. You felt the kind of love that you’ve never had before. You never had this with carly or with anybody else.

I’ve never had that kind of love. So in spite of everything that’s happened, sonny, I dare you to tell me right now… that you don’t still love me.

My mom and I got to a better place. And I think, in time, you and your mom can also, eventually. I’m not holding my breath. You’ve already had your coming-out. It’s not fair to ask you to come along for my ride. Is that it? Or… are you sorry you called me your girlfriend? I haven’t stopped loving you. Not for a second. That’s why it felt like a knife in my back when you betrayed me. Because I forgave you in nixon falls, and then you lied to me again. What happened in nixon falls, it was terrible. I never should have kept you from your family. But what I am saying is, sometimes something beautiful can come out of even the worst mistakes. Without that bad, horrible decision, we never would have found that path to getting married, to building a life together. I’m not gonna play the “what if” games. I’m not asking you to play the “what if” games. I just want you to consider this — that maybe something beautiful can come out of this mistake. What I did to carly and drew, that was wrong. And lying to you, that was wrong. But we can make all those things right again, sonny! As long as we’re together. The only way that nina wins is if she splits us up. And she almost did when I got sent to pentonville. But she didn’T. Because you’re right here. We’re together. And these moments belong to us. No one else. I-I-I wish that I could be as enlightened as you. Oh, my god. Don’t let my desire to move on fool you. I-I’m not being noble. It’s self-preservation. My life is far better when it’s not chained to hating nina, I mean, or trying to get back at nina. And your life will be better, too! Look, you survived that attack in pentonville. Those animals are still there behind bars. But you’re here. You’re free. Sometimes I-I feel like I’m still there, like I’m on the inside. I’m just far away from you and from scout and from everything that I love. Drew, the only prison is the one in your head. Yeah, but it doesn’t make it feel any less real. You’re gonna have to make the choice… to let it go. You have to take the first step. I’ll admit — a little bird may have told me you were having financial issues. Did this little bird look like my mother? Okay. But — so I wanted to help. So I-I offered to rent a room here in your home. Who told you, spinelli? I’m pretty sure you and i didn’t discuss it. Okay. Who — who remembers? I mean, let– what matters is — is true love, right? Let’s get back to that.

[Chuckling] Let me see — let me see if I have this right. Your response to my momentary financial setback was to hatch a plan with my mom to bail me out of my own problem behind my back because you don’t think I can take care of myself and my kids. True love has nothing to do with this. To 50 years with my best friend and my soulmate.[Clanking]

[Gasping] Nooo…

hing I did, I-I wasmotivated by my love for you. Oh, wow. Okay. That’s exactly what peter used to say to me. And austin. They would use their love for me as a reason to justify lying. But I don’t really care what the reason is, spinelli. Lying has nothing to do with love — at least not the kind of love that i want. My falsehoods are hardly of the same degree. I mean, I-I didn’t mean to… and even if you hadn’t just compared yourself to that murderous psycho… I did not, and I would not ever compare myself to him. Maxie, during your whole lamentable time with that man, I-I begged you, I-I-I fought with you. I did everything I could in my power to try to warn you away from him. You’re right. You did. And I didn’t listen! So, what, now — now I’m not capable of solving my own problems? No. Of course, you’re capable. But you lied to me, spinelli! You moved in with me under false pretenses! You, of all people, should know there are no degrees to trust. And I have to be able to fully trust the person that I give my heart to. No. I-I-I do know that. But you should also know that my heart hurts to see you in distress. I only wanted to help. But I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sure you’re sorry. But things came out okay, right? I mean, living here together, watching the kids, rolling our eyes at them behind their backs. I mean, we experienced the old familiar feeling, right? The old familiar feeling? As in the — the “wild and crazy” maxie you constantly had to bail out? Spinelli. [Scoffs] That wild and crazy maxie grew up. And I-I know how to take care of myself and my kids. But you still see me as someone so irresponsible you have to bail them out. Yes! Ohh! No! No, no. I mean — I mean, no. Maxie! You are still as exciting a-and unpredictable as ever, but living here has afforded me the opportunity to see… the new and improved maximista, and she is even more attractive, more alluring, and — helpless? Is this because I haven’t been on the top of my game at deception? Because I gotta tell you, that’s about to change. And you know what? You can go tell my mother that I don’t need your help with any of my financial issues. In fact, better yet,

I’m gonna tell her. Maxie, I swear to the old gods and the new that I do not see you as helpless. I-I just wanted to make your life a little bit better. And I’d still like to do that if you’ll give me the chance. You want to help make my life better? I-I have something that you can do. Name it. Pack your bags and get out. I would do anything to get rid of this rage that I feel for nina. I would rip it out of my body if I could. Because I know you’re right. I know that I should be content with taking crimson away from her. And if that isn’t enough, I know that she threw away any chance that she has of being happy when she lied to sonny about what she did to us. Was that so hard? It’s one thing to say it and another thing to live it. Like, it’s still in me. I’m not done. I tossed nina out at crimson only to watch her land on her feet as the invader’s new publisher. Imagine how alexis feels.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know… I don’t know how you do this. I don’t know how you turn the other cheek and how you move on with life. I don’t know how you make it look so easy. Who says any of this has been easy? If you believe there’s even the smallest chance of us being together, sonny, I will do anything to make that happen. I almost believe you mean that. Well, you should. It’s true. You know the magic we found in nixon falls, falling in love there? It doesn’t have to be a distant memory. We can find that again. We can repair all that damage. We can renew our vows and put that ring back on your finger. We can be mr. And mrs. Sonny corinthos. Mr. And mrs. Sonny corinthos. Does that mean that you forgive me?

There’s nothing easy about dealing with nina. Are you kidding me? Every time I hear her name, I can’t stand it. The hair stands up on the back of my neck. See? On a basic human-survival level, you know — you know that nina just means trouble. Yes, but she’s never gonna be anything different. But i can be. I am done letting nina rule my life! And since losing my mom, I-I… life is short. And I am not gonna waste any more time settling scores. I won’T. I won’t take one second of our time together for granted. I’ll never do that. You are not alone in your hatred of nina. I will never forget what she did to me and my family. I will never believe a word that comes out of her mouth. If she walked in here and said, “good morning,” I would be looking for the meteor to hit. Well, thank you for saying that because I did think that I was alone in realizing how dangerous she really is. You’re not alone! But just remember that nina is her own worst enemy. She does shoot herself in the foot a lot. Every single time. But you and I… as long as we’re together, that’s all that matters. I like the sound of that. Any idea… how we can make up? I — yeah. I have a few ideas. We can’t do it here. Just like that? You want — you want me to pack up and vacate the premises? You said you wanted to help me, and this is what you could do. So don’t let the door hit you on the way out. You don’t mean that literally. As literal as a busted pipe.

[Chuckling] Where should I go? How about your own home? Since your pipes aren’t actually busted. And if you’re feeling lonely, hit up your good friend cody. You know, maybe there’s an empty stall at the quartermaines’. Maxie, I-I understand you’re upset, but, please, you have to know that my intentions were pure. I-I only wanted to help you without you feeling indebted to me. Well, I’m feeling furious… and played. But not indebted. So job well done. Please elaborate. Who says I couldn’t have solved my own problems? Who says I couldn’t have done it without you? No one. You can do anything. I know that! I know that. You and your little bird seem to have forgotten. You know what? Forget the packing. Okay? I-I will forward your things to whatever address you end up at. You just need to go. Maxie, I never meant — look, spinelli, you can see georgie whenever you want, but as far as you and i are concerned, we’re — we’re over. Before we even started. Spinelli! I will never be sorry that I called you my girlfriend. From the first time we kissed, I knew what I felt for you was real and strong. And I wondered how I’d find the courage to tell my mother. But when the time came, the words just came out. And for the first time in forever… I feel free. And I hope you never lose that. I’m not gonna let someone take it from me, that’s for sure. I think we’ve been honest about everything so far, and we just have to continue to be honest about everything with your mom. She may never come around. My past experience with her is reason enough for me to believe that she won’T. She just has to see how important this is to you. To us. Even then, there’s no guarantee she’ll understand. Well, there’s no guarantee anyway. We didn’t get into this because there was a guaranteed happy ending, did we? So you just have to talk to her and try. Don’t worry. I will. Good. I have to get going to my meeting for the foundation. This isn’t an ending, but… I already feel happier with you.

[ Door closes ] I believe in forgiveness. I’ve asked for it myself quite a bit in my life. So, yeah, you know, I can forgive you. But I can never forget. What you did in nixon falls kept the truth from carly and my family. That was hard to accept. I told myself you weren’t getting back at carly. You were doing it because you were in love with me. That’s true. But this is — this is different, okay? It’s more difficult because… …you deliberately set out… to punish carly. Drew wasn’t the target. He was just collateral damage. But you lashed out without caring about the consequences. Well, now… you’re gonna have to deal with the consequences, nina. Oh — sonny. Th– this isn’t the end of our story! Sonny! You may be willing to walk out on our marriage!

[ Door closes ] But I never will.

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Catching some Z’s, huh, Mama? Well, she has been asleep since you left. her. I really needed that shower. And what would you thank me for? There’s nothing in the world I’d rather do than be here beside your Mama. Yeah. I do know that. Well, I’m glad you got a break. When are you going to take one? Well, I don’t know.

At, uh, at some point. Here you go. Mom and

I used to do this all the time when I was a little kid.

She’d tell me that this is what mama goats did with their baby goats.

You know, I keep on thinking about all the wisdom that mama and big mama have given me over the years about dealing with tough times. And the thing that just keeps coming back to me is mama telling me Darling, you can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust yourselves to make sure you always reach your destination.

I like that. And another one that I keep thinking of that Mama told me recently was, do not let your pain and your struggle make you a victim. You let your battle make you someone else’s hero. Your mama. Your mama’s my hero.

Mine too.

Well, look who it is, Monfee. Dad, hey. You look knackered, my boy. I know it’s a lot there at the hospital, isn’t it? Uh, yeah. Yeah, it is. Um, I can, I can see you’re busy though, so I will, um, That won’t bother you. Oh, no, no, no, no. No, no bother. No bother at all. I’m just trying to tie up some loose ends, making sure a multinational corporation remains solvent.

All right. Johnny! Nicole, you’re home! Yeah, I am. Oh, hey, hi! It is, wow, it is, it’s great to see you. Thanks, you too. Although, you look like you could use a good night’s sleep. Uh, yeah, I definitely could. Um, house? Holly. Well, she’s She’s upstairs in her room. You can go see for yourself. Uh

Hey! You got the gold, too? Sure did. How are the kids? Must be, uh, rough. Yeah, you know, her, um, she’s still trying to process everything. Turns out they have, uh, some unique coping strategies. Tom’s created a 12 point fire safety plan for Maggie’s place. Think it’s his way to, you know, try to gain control. Yeah, I understand that.

Tom, what about you? How you doing? Yeah, good. Just, uh, been dealing with insurance adjusters, talking to, uh, contractors about repairs, and spending whole afternoons listening to that, uh, two hour on hold jingle. It’s wonderful. Anyway, what do you think this meeting’s about? Uh, something about Lucas Horton, that’s all I was told.

Well, um, beyond the, uh, Spectator article, which has turned out to be a bit controversial, I don’t know, uh, I don’t know what point they would have to talk to us. Yeah. No idea. Um, Off the topic of this, um, upcoming interrogation, uh, have you, uh, have you talked to Stephanie lately? No, why? Um, I guess there’s, there’s something that I want you to hear straight from me.

Um, Gentlemen? Gina. Why are we here? Is this about the uh, Lucas Horton article? This is about the attempted murder of Lucas Horton.

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

someone tried to kill Lucas? Is he, is he okay? He is fine. Fortunately. The investigation is still in its fact gathering phase. I don’t understand. How did this story not leak? You think you’re the only one who can keep a secret? Well, that’s kind of funny. You can say on PD’s history of leaking information.

What I can tell you is that the shooting occurred the same night that Detective Michaels was hit. Okay, so also the same night as the fire. Yes. The gunman broke into the Brady Pub, opened fire in Harris room, where Lucas was being held. And the reason the two of you are here is because only a very small and selective group of people knew Lucas location.

Harris, Roman, Kate, and the two of you. Which means that one of the aforementioned people gave up Lucas location. And we are determined to find out who that was.

Oh, well, that’s a pretty limited selection of books at the library, if you can call it that. No, no pride in the prejudice. You know, that’s Mama’s favorite. No, just some 20 year old travel guides and some cookbooks. And she’s still asleep, I see. Yeah. Yeah, Kayla said that, um, she may not wake up for a while because of the medication.

You know, I keep thinking that we were so worried about the cancer and now,

you know. Mama has said to me a lot over the years, whenever I’ve done something stupid, she would say, Chanel, you’re gonna give your mama a heart attack.

And I bet she won’t be making that joke anymore. No, I don’t think she will. Oh, Abe, after everything Mama’s gone through, then Yes. That’s been a lot. It’s been a lot. But you know, your mother’s favorite expression, God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle. Right. And Mama can handle anything that’s thrown her way.

Isn’t that right, Mama? You can handle anything. And then some. You’re gonna make it through this.

Holly’s home? Since when? Since late afternoon yesterday, the doctors in Italy were confident that she could handle the flight back home with her mother, of course, and that the best situation for her right now is to be in her own bed, in her own home, under the supervision of her doctors here in Salem, of course.

Right, but, I mean, I’m assuming that since the doctors over there allowed her to fly all the way over here and be in a Non hospital setting, that means she’s on the mend, right? Well, she’s breathing on her own, so yes, that is a good sign. And thank God EJ had a positive experience with those doctors in Italy.

Worked miracles for him and were able to bring Holly to the stage of her recovery. That’s just, I mean, that’s great. So, what are next steps? So, the next step is to remain hopeful that she will Open her eyes and smile that big smile and then immediately ask for her phone so she can check her texts and emails.

Exactly. Well, whatever the case, I’m just, I’m glad you guys are both home. As am I. I’m ecstatic. Um, EJ’s been filling me in on everything, and how did Paulina’s thyroid surgery go? Um, yeah, it was successful. So that’s good. They got all the cancer out. There was no metastasis. However, she did have a heart attack.

What? Yeah. My God. At the end of her But, fortunately, she was already in the hospital, so they were able to treat her quickly. She had an angioplasty to unblock a coronary artery, and I guess they’re saying she’s in stable condition. Thank God for that. Tony, if there’s anything that she needs, or any of you need, please don’t hesitate to ask us, okay?

Yeah, I will. Um Also, I do have some, some other news that happened at the hospital earlier today.

Need we have a stiff drink at the ready for this other news? Um, more like champagne. See, as of now, Chanel and I are, uh, husband and wife. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what? When, when did this happen and where? It happened at the hospital. Uh, you know, we both knew how important the wedding ceremony was to Paulina, so we just had it at her bedside.

Well, that’s perfect. Paulina must’ve been thrilled. Yes, she was a very happy mother of the bride. Well, how is she doing? She’s resting. You know, just, uh, waiting to see what the next steps are in her recovery. Well, we will be praying for her. And Johnny, I’m so happy for you and Janelle. Thank you. Thank you.

And I am very, very happy for you as well, son. Just a little bit hurt that Nicole and I weren’t invited to the wedding. Yeah, well, look, I know. I am sorry. Okay, it’s just, we knew too much excitement probably wasn’t very good for Paulina, so we wanted to keep it limited to just Abe, Chanel, and me. I understand, and I’m just teasing you.

And look, son, I know that I haven’t been supportive in the past about your relationship with Chanel, but I see how much she improves your life. And that you two, uh, you complement each other. And I love that. You have my blessing. Well, thank you dad, that means a lot. It does. So I assume you and Chanel would like to move into one of the wings of the house?

Oh, or, or, maybe they want to become um, Oh god, what is, what’s that phrase? Digital nomads? You know where they travel the world? Oh yes, yes, I see that thing on the phone. Um, yeah, no. No? No traveling the world. Anytime soon, anyway. I think it’d be a little difficult for Chanel to run the bakery digitally, Shaq.

Oh, true. Yeah, that really wouldn’t work. Mm hmm. And as for our living situation, honestly, we haven’t even had a chance to talk about it. I mean, we’ve been so preoccupied. With Paulina’s health issues. I mean, honestly, Chanel hasn’t even left the hospital since the wedding. Other than a quick shower and she’s gone out to the parking lot to get a breath of fresh air.

Yeah, well, obviously, you, you have a lot going on. And if you two do change your mind about the living situation, even just temporarily, just say the word and we’ll have a space prepared for you. Thank you. I appreciate that. But, I have a feeling we’re gonna want a place of our own. I understand the thought.

And congratulations again. Thanks, Dad. I love you, son. I love you, too.

Um, now, if it’s okay with you guys, can I go see Holly? Yes, yes, of course. I’m sure she would love a visitor. There’s no way that either one of us would compromise Lucas. First of all, he was Abigail’s uncle. Why would I put my own family at risk? I don’t know, Mr. DiMera. But all I know is that some people don’t view family the way most of us do.

Detective Hunter, surely you can see that it doesn’t make any sense for us to betray Lucas Horton. Especially when he provided us valuable information in the hopes of thwarting the drug trade in Salem. Yeah, I mean, what purpose would it serve? Um, I don’t know, that’s why we’re having this little chat right now.

So let’s go back to the interview, okay? How did you contact Mr. Horton? We didn’t, he called us. Who did he call, specifically? Me.

Okay, well, who was present when you took Mr. Horton’s call? It was only me and, and Everett when we got the call at the office. Who did you tell about the call? Like I said, only Everett. And I only found out who we were going to meet once we were actually leaving for the pub. I can assure you, Detective Hunter, that Everett and I were the only two people that knew about Lucas location.

Let’s get back to the call from Mr. Horton. You say you were in the office, Mr. DiMera? Was anyone else aside from this man in the office with you? Was it possible that maybe somebody overheard you, like a janitor, delivery guy? No. No, everybody had gone home for the night. You sure about that? Mr. Stein? Lynch.

Okay, well forgive me, but your word really doesn’t mean much to me now. Okay, look, I really don’t understand why you’re being so hostile. Here, alright, so, let me repeat. The office was empty when I got the call from Lucas. Except for me, Everett, and some, some, some wheat drip coffee. We left, no one followed us.

No one knew where we were going. We didn’t tell anyone where we were going. Okay, we never compromised the source. It just, it wouldn’t happen. So you say. And yet, right after you saw Lucas at the Brady Pub, you paid Clyde Weston a visit at Statesville. Care to explain?

No. Oh, Kayla, Kayla. Thank you. Thank you for everything you’re doing. And everything you’ve done. Well, there are no thanks necessary. It’s my job. And I care about all of you so much. So how are you doing? Well, moment to moment. Oh, and, and thank you. Uh, I downloaded that mindfulness app that you recommended.

Great. Well, I hope it’s helpful. Chanel, how are you doing? Oh, I, I’m, I’m good. I’m, I’m fine. I’m just I’m grateful that Mama has so many amazing people in her life. Well, she is lucky to have a devoted daughter like you. Well, how is she doing, Kayla? Well, her stats are just as expected. Okay, so she’s getting better then?

She’s gonna make a full recovery? Well, there is something that I’d like to talk to the two of you about. Some good news and some not so good news.

Why don’t we start with the good news? That’s what I thought. Well, as you both know, the thyroidectomy was a success. And based on all of the follow up tests and the lab samples, etc., Paulina’s recovery from surgery is progressing just as we had hoped. So, the surgery wasn’t the cause of the heart attack?

No, it was not. And, um, in regards to the heart attack, we are so lucky that your mother was here so that we could do an angioplasty immediately and put the stent in place. But even so, after a heart attack, there is damage to the heart when it has lost its blood supply. And as it heals, it can form scar tissue.

So that’s a bad thing? Well, scar tissue does not constrict or pump blood as efficiently as healthy heart tissue. So, what, what does all that mean? Well, basically it means that Pauline is going to have a long road to recovery. I’m going to set her up with cardiac rehab today. But even so, that, that may not be enough.

What do you mean not enough? Well, why don’t we wait and see how the rehab goes. Given the degree of damage and scar tissue in Paulina’s case, she may need a heart transplant.

What’s going on here?

Hey, Holly.

We missed you around here, kiddo.

Hasn’t been the same without you. Personally, I missed the, um, That, uh, mouth watering smell of those macaroons Chef was always making for you. Just, uh, coming in the door. You know, seeing you with your sketchbook out. You know, your headphones on, mouthing the words to some Adele song. It’s all in the zone.

So peaceful.

Hey, you know, I Just remembered that we are way past due for that, uh, fencing lesson. Hmm? We gotta get that next one in.

I miss you so much, Holly.

And things are, um, A little hectic right now. But I’m gonna be back to visit you soon. Real soon. I promise.

Please, go ahead. Uh, yes, uh, Chad and I did go to see Clyde Weston, but not because we are co conspirators in some intricate murder plot. Uh, we wanted to talk to him because we were doing an article. We are journalists. Right. The article that was, oh, oh yes, uh, the one that was going to implicate Mr. Clyde Weston as the ringleader of the Salem drug trade.

Hello, Mr. Nixon. Oh, yes, it’s Woodward and Bernstein calling from the Post. How are you? Okay, um, whatever that was. Listen, the only thing that we wanted to do was write a comprehensive article with a diversity of voices and viewpoints. So we went to confirm some facts. We were hoping Clyde was willing to talk, but let me ask you something, Detective Hunter.

Do you really think that I would have the slightest desire to be in the same room as the man who murdered my wife? The only thing I want for that son of a bitch is pain and sorrow. I get that. I understand that your history with Clyde Weston is very tragic. For that, I am sorry that I have to ask. It’s fine.

You’re doing your job, I guess. What about you? What’s your connection to Clyde Weston? Matter of fact, it’s hard to really tell who you have a connection with nowadays. Mr. Stein? The name is Lynch, and no, I don’t have any connection with Clyde Weston, for which I am grateful, given that he is a homicidal maniac.

Yeah, well, see, you spoke with Clyde Weston, and then you visited him. And then afterwards, Lucas Horton’s safe house was compromised. Yes, and as I think we’ve made clear many times, not by us.

Well, as you might guess, your word means absolutely nothing to me. Nothing. So I’m gonna sit here, patiently, calmly, until one of you tells me something that I can actually believe.

I, uh, I hope she heard all that stuff. I was telling her about how much we miss her. I’m sure she did. You know, I read that when you talk to someone you love and touch them when they’re in a coma, it helps their recovery. Yeah. I can’t help but, but think that if I had just talked to her more, before, This happened, you know, or listened better.

I, I mean, I, I knew she had this, this crush that Johnny, Johnny, stop. Listen, what you did or, or did not do, it, it didn’t cause any of this. Of course not. The only one to blame here is Tate Black. Alright, EJ. Please.

For Holly’s sake, no, no negative talk, okay? When we’re around her, let’s just talk about how much we love her and how much we need her to come back to us.

Mama, you’re late. Barely. How are you feeling, Paulina? I feel like I was hit by a freight train. Well, that’s to be expected. Enough about me. How are you, my darling daughter? Oh, I, I’m doing good. How’s married life treating you? The first few hours have been perfect. Yeah, everything except for honeymooning at the hospital, right?

No, we are fine with that. Okay? We just want to be close to you.

Yeah, you should get your mom some ice chips, okay? I love you, Mama. I love you too, baby girl.

I want to give you two a little time to think. I’ll circle back, alright? Thank you, Kim. Yeah. Well You gave us quite a scare there, Miss Paulina. Sorry about that. You know, you can’t leave us now. Oh. No. Especially now that we just got back together again. Listen to me. Nobody’s leaving anybody. Oh, I love you to the moon and back, Abrahamcock.

What plan I’m doing that for? Very long time.

I’m going to ask you both to stay here while I make a couple of phone calls.

I had no idea someone came after Lucas. Yeah, I know. And on the same night that all sorts of other hell was breaking loose. It’s, it’s a little suspicious, no? Why the hell is Jada pointing the finger at us? More importantly, why is she coming after you so hard? Calling you by the wrong name, giving you dirty looks.

It’s like she’s relishing it. You know, the idea of taking you down. Yeah, um, There’s something I need to tell you, Chad.

So, how does it feel to be a married man again? It feels terrific. Um, yeah, Chanel is, you know, Chanel’s a catch. I’m a lucky guy. Oh, well, Chanel is a lucky girl. Thank you. Mm hmm. Well, I had better get up and get changed and head back to the hospital, but it was really great to visit with Holly and with you.

Nicole, I know this guy right here has really missed you. Well, I’ve missed you both very much. And please, son, if there’s anything you need day or night, let us know. And we will be praying for Apollina. Thank you. I mean, I know that you have a full plate yourself, so Hey. You’re my son, and I’m here for you no matter what.

Love you. Love you, too.

So, what do you need, my love? You need a pillow? Or a blanket? No, I need What I need Abraham, I need you to listen to me. Just sit down. Sit down. Sit down and listen to me. I need to say a couple of things to you before I close my eyes again. I need you to promise me something. Oh, come on, sweetheart. You know, you, you, you just don’t, I need you to promise me that you’ll take care of my girls.

I need you to promise that no matter what happens, that you’ll, you’ll be there for them. Of course I will. Of course. No, promise me now. Promise me, Abraham. Sweetheart, I promise. But I need you to listen to me. I need you to listen to me, Paulina Carver. Now you’re going to be there for your girls. And you’re going to be there for their children as well.

And I am going to be there right by your side. And that’s a promise that I make.

So, what you’re telling me is your name is not actually Everett Lynch. I’m telling you that I apparently have gone by another name in the past. It doesn’t make any sense, Chad. Honestly, um, but the fact is that there There are things that I, that I don’t remember from before the accident. Yeah, but, but see you You remembered Stephanie, yeah?

And, um, you, you remembered how crazy you were about her. You remembered, you remembered her enough to track her down to Salem and worm your way back into her life. Worm? Yes, I, I, I remembered Stephanie. I remembered how much I loved her. Yes. Okay. That’s what you’re talking about. Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m talking about.

But, but, but hold, just cause, hold on a sec, cause my mind Um, is, is, uh, spinning a little bit. So you, so you, you remembered Stephanie, but you didn’t remember your wife. Okay, I was, I was never married! I was never married! At least, I don’t

I don’t recall ever having been married. Besides which, Jade and Bobby, you know, they got divorced. Jade and Bobby. Bobby. Like Bobby Stein, that’s why she kept calling you Mr. Stein. Yes. Yeah. She’s obviously very angry. Yeah! No, I wonder why! You know what? I don’t believe a word that you say. You’ve been lying since you came to Salem.

Whatever, Everett, Bobby, whatever the hell your name is. Everett Lynch. Yeah, okay, Bobby, Bobby. My name is Everett Lynch. Okay, whatever, Bobby. Listen, okay, how did Stephanie react to this, huh? How does she react to the fact that the guy that ghosted her in Seattle, who broke her heart, tracked her down, just to break her heart again?

Huh? Stephanie and I are dealing with this on our own, okay? I love her, and she knows that. You love her? Yes. You love her? Yes. We don’t even know who you really are!

You know, and I, and I, and I shouldn’t know because, you never respected my relationship with her, okay? You knew her and I were involved. And you just, you just happily snaked your way in there and ruined it for us. You did that all on your own, pal. What’d you just say to me? Don’t blame me for your breakup with Stephanie!

You did that on your own. You told her that you weren’t ready for a commitment or whatever the hell you said because you were still grieving your late wife. Which, by the way, I think you still are. Shut up. Don’t blame your breakup on me. Shut up! What I needed was some time, okay? And she made her decision.

It is what it is. But what Stephanie didn’t need was her psychopath ex boyfriend infiltrating back in, making her think that he was willing to commit, when really, he’s a fraud. What is going on here? Uh Not him, just, uh, you know, your friend Bobby and I here. We’re having a talk. Okay, so I guess this turned into story time while I was gone.

Yeah, look, um, Whatever he put you through, I’m sorry. Listen, for what it’s worth, I’m glad that you know the truth about your colleague. Yeah, um,

You make me sick. Are we done here? Yes. For now. But a word of advice to both of you. Don’t leave town. Salem’s my home. I’m not going anywhere.

Belle! How are you doing? Oh, uh, As well as can be expected. It’s kinda hard not to worry. I know. But your mother is one of the toughest women I know. She’s gonna pull through this. And she raised a very strong daughter. I’ll see you.

Hey. Hey, hey, hey. I’m so glad you’re here. Hey, what’s going on? It’s Mama. She’s not doing too well. And her heart attack, they said that it caused some damage to her heart muscles. And now she may need a heart transplant. Oh, Johnny. I can’t lose her. Okay. Hey, hey, hey. You won’t. You won’t. Hey, hey. Look at me.

Whatever Paulina has to go through, she’s got our support. Okay, she’s got Abe’s support. Look, I was just looking, I saw on the news recently about heart transplants, how successful they are. I mean, people can live for years, years, after a heart transplant. Okay. It’s Eli. What do I say? How do I tell him? All I

can say to you, Detective Hunter,

is I’m sorry that I don’t remember us. Being together.

Your apologies mean nothing to me. So you can stop saying how sorry you are. I just wish What? That I would stop going back. You know, just remembering when we first met. When it was fun and romantic. You know, I met you at the farmer’s market. You came up to me with that stupid, charming smile and you asked me if you should wash prepped tomatoes before you ate them.

Not the worst line in the world. Listen, Jada, I am genuinely Trying to make things right. Okay, I’m, I’m seeing a therapist. Dr. Evans, um, We’re doing this intensive, um, I think it’s called Adaptive Memory Recovery. Anyway, the point is, I want to remember. Alright, I am, I’m trying.

All I want to do is forget. I want to forget I ever met you. I want to forget the good. Definitely the bad. I want to forget it all.

So let’s hope that one of us gets what we want.

Elwin, I was serious. What I said earlier. Don’t even think about leaving Salem.

My dear sweet Abraham. What would I do without you? Well, you never have to find out.

How you feeling, Mama? Oh, better now that the newlyweds are here. Well, the newlyweds have some good news. Oh, you two planned your honeymoon? Oh, well, you know, you know, you need to give me the names of the hotels, and the, I’m going to need the flight numbers, and you need to, oh, you need to talk to my travel aid, you know.

No, no, no, no, no, Mama, Mama, we have not planned our honeymoon yet. But, Eli just called. And Lonnie’s been released. And they’ll be here tomorrow. Oh! Released! Oh! Oh! Praise the lord! Praise the lord! She’s coming home! Oh! Oh!

Can you believe it, honey? We’re home and I know you’re on your way back to us. I can feel it. And I can’t wait to see those big beautiful eyes and your happy smile. I’m so lucky to be your mama.

You make me a better person, sweetheart. You’ve made such progress, honey. And that’s because you have that fighting spirit just like your mom. And so we know that very soon you’ll awake, and we will surely embarrass you with all the affection and attention. Because we’ll be just thrilled to have our precious Holly back.


my love. Oh,

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

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

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

You know, that’s, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Do you think it was just a rant, like pent up frustrations? I think he’s got a reason to be frustrated, right? Yeah, but not to take it out on us.

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Steffy: An intruder. She broke into my home. I– I grabbed a knife in self-defense, and when she lunged at me, I– I stabbed her. I think she could be dead. Could you please hurry?

Hope: Oh, there it is.

Finn: Oh, hey. What are you doing?

Hope: I just– I was in the pharmacy. I realized I left my cell phone. It was on silent. Sorry for interrupting again.

Finn: No, you’re not I’m just– I’m trying to wrap up some things and get home to my wife.

Hope: Oh. Is there something else going on?

Finn: I’m worried about steffy.

Deacon: Great choice. Victoria, we’re gonna have a lemon meringue here, a chocolate mousse here. Okay? Thanks. All right, tell me, liam, that this is not the best pizza that you’ve ever had.

Liam: It’s pretty close.

Deacon: Pretty close? Where have you ever had pizza this good?

Liam: Puglia, italy. Hope and my honeymoon. Little pizzeria right outside the hotel.

Deacon: Italy does not count. Stateside, best pizza?

Liam: Okay, stateside?

Deacon: Mm-hmm

Liam: Stateside. You know what else I like?

Deacon: Probably a tofu cannoli.

Liam: Besides the tofu cannoli and the pizza, I like that I don’t have to order takeout ’cause sheila’s not working.

Deacon: All right, I think we’ve established that sheila’s not your favorite person.

Liam: I don’t think she’s anybody’s favorite person, but for one obvious exception.

Deacon: Me.

Liam: Yeah, you. Why you want anything to do with that woman is totally–

Deacon: Okay, can we not do this again?

Liam: Look, you’re concerned and I’m concerned and for good reason. Not only has she been disappearing lately, but you don’t know where she is right now.

Deacon: She’ll turn up.

Liam: It’s not– it’s not whether she’ll turn up that concerns me. It’s where.

Deacon: You’re afraid she’s stalking finn and steffy.

Liam: Yeah, that– that’s exactly what I’m afraid of, and if that’s true, god knows what could happen.

Finn: I– I spoke to steffy after you left. I guess there’s a windstorm out there. All the power’s out at the house.

Hope: Oh.

Liam: Thankfully, the kids aren’t there.

Hope: Well, steffy’s capable. I’m sure she’s okay.

Finn: Yeah, I’m sure she is, but I’ll feel better when I see her for myself.

Hope: It’s sweet that you’re concerned.

Finn: Of course. Steffy’s everything to me.

Medic 1: She’s got a pulse but it’s faint. Barely breathing.

Medic 2: Stab wound. Upper extremity. She’s still bleeding. Apply more pressure.

Medic 1: Keep packing that wound.

Cop 1: What have we got?

Medic 1: Female, mid-50s. Stab wound.

Cop 2: This where you found her?

Medic 1: Yeah.

Cop 1: Ma’am, this your house?

Steffy: Yes. I’m steffy forrester. She broke into my home. She threatened me and I acted in self-defense.

Cop 1: You know this woman?

Steffy: Yes. Her name is sheila. Sheila carter. When enamel is gone, you cannot get it back.

Deacon: You know, if you could just cut sheila a little bit of slack.

Liam: What, I don’t even know what that means. What are you asking me to do?

Deacon: It means not thinking everything she does is nefarious.

Liam: Deacon, you– by your own admission, she’s been sneaking out going on these mysterious outings and not telling you where she’s been or what– like if that’s not a red flag, what is?

Deacon: But see, it’s a red flag for you ’cause you think everything she does is, you know, criminal.

Liam: Yeah. Because she’s given me good reason to. And she’s given steffy good reason to as well.

Deacon: All right, if you’re about to remind me what happened in the alley behind the restaurant–

Liam: Oh, well, I wasn’t going to, but let me remind you what happened in the alley behind the restaurant. Sheila shot finn. And then she turned the gun on steffy and she shot steffy. And she left her for dead. And steffy’s just supposed to like what? Embrace that and allow sheila back into her life? You know we’re talking about my daughter too here, right? Kelly almost grew up without a mother. I’m just supposed to forgive and forget that. I can’t do it.

Deacon: Kelly doesn’t know anything about that.

Liam: Yes. Yes, and hopefully she’ll never have to because we’re gonna get sheila out of our lives once and for all.

Deacon: I don’t think sheila’s going anywhere.

Liam: I’m pretty sure you don’t want her to.

Deacon: Is that so hard to understand, given the way I feel about her?

Liam: No. What’s hard to understand is that you would choose those feelings for sheila over the relationship you have with your daughter.

Deacon: I’m not doing that.

Liam: Really? You’re not doing that? Have you talked to hope lately? Because I bet you she kinda feels like you are.

Deacon: I don’t want to hurt my daughter. That’s the last thing I want to do, but I–

Liam: I know. I know what’s going on. You’re stuck. You’re stuck with sheila. You can’t pry yourself away from her no matter what it’s doing to your relationship.

Deacon: That’s not true. That’s not true at all. Listen, I do not want to lose my connection with my daughter or my grandkids. I love all of them.

Liam: I know you do. The problem is loving sheila, too.

Hope: Oof, no wonder you’re eager to get home.

Finn: Yeah. I hate thinking of her alone ’cause the winds howling outside it’s dark.

Hope: Well, hopefully the power will be restored soon.

Finn: And I’d leave right now, but I’m waiting on some important test results for my patients.

Hope: Hm. How long does something like that take?

Finn: Well, last I spoke to the lab, they said within the next 15 minutes. That was a half an hour ago.

Hope: Well, then, hopefully, they will be here any minute.

Finn: Are you– are you always relentlessly this optimistic?

Hope: Hm. It’s gross, right?

Finn: No, it’s anything but. It’s– it’s refreshing.

Hope: Well, you know what else is refreshing? We just had a conversation, and we did not talk about sheila once.

Finn: Yeah. I’m sorry I brought it up to you when you were here earlier, I just–

Hope: No, don’t be. You’re worried about steffy and things deteriorating even further between the two of them.

Finn: It got physical and that scares me.

Hope: Well, yeah. Knowing what sheila’s capable of. I mean, I know she’s your birth mom, but…

Finn: No, but ever since we found out she is, steffy’s had to put up with so much, and I love that she continues to fight for us, but hasn’t just thrown her hands in the air and called it quits.

Hope: She never would. She loves you too much.

Finn: I love her. And I feel what she feels. Right now, I feel like my wife needs me.

Medic 2: Pupils are fixed, and dilated.

Cop 1: So, you knew the intruder? She wasn’t a stranger?

Steffy: No, her name is sheila carter. She has a long list of crimes, especially against me and my family.

Medic 1: Patient is asystole on the monitor.

Medic 2: She’s bled out. There’s nothing more we can do.

Steffy: Wait, did you say she’s not gonna make it?

Medic 1: Afraid not, ma’am.

Steffy: What?

Medic 2: Time of death, 8:07.

Steffy: Death? Oh, my god. Sheila’s dead. I know what it’s like

Liam: Sheila carter. How does someone love… sheila carter?

Deacon: I know. One of life’s mysteries, huh?

Liam: Yeah, to me, to everyone, especially hope.

Deacon: You know, I tried to explain it to her. H– how do you explain something to somebody when you don’t really understand it yourself?

Liam: You don’t think that tells you something?

Deacon: Tells me it’s complicated. I know how everybody sees her, you know, like some kind of leper to be avoided.

Liam: Whoa. You don’t see her that way?

Deacon: You know, sometimes I wish I did because it’d be a hell of a lot easier. Especially with my relationship with my daughter. You know, I’ve tried to distance myself from her. I have. It’s like every single time I do, I just– I get drawn back in.

Liam: Well, stop that. What’s– what is it? What’s drawing you back in then?

Deacon: Our similarities for one thing. You know, two loners, screw-ups, criminals. Two people trying to scratch some kind of respectability out of life. Trying to just build something together that’s good and decent and normal despite our checkered past.

Liam: Hey, deacon. You– you got to give yourself more credit. You’re painting this picture like you and sheila are the same. You’re not the same. You can’t compare your petty screw-ups to her heinous, heinous crimes.

Deacon: Well, you got that right. She plays in a league by herself, that’s for sure. I don’t know, man, we– we understand each other. You know, we– we accept each other, flaws and all.

Liam: Maybe that would make sense if you didn’t have anybody else in your life who cared about you. But that’s not true. Hope cares about you. She cares about you deeply, and for you to– to let this thing with sheila jeopardize that relationship more than it already has, you– you’re not… you gotta play it smart. You kick sheila to the curb and you save your relationship with your daughter because you know it and I know it. The only way any of us are gonna have any peace ever again is if sheila is out of our lives once and for all.

Finn: Well, the lab results look excellent. It’s exactly what we hoped for. Let’s put them back to the prior dosage and you can tell mr. Limbrecht the good news. Okay, thank you so much, max. Bye-bye.

Hope: You’re a good man, finn. Always taking care of other people.

Finn: Thanks.

Hope: Probably explains how you were able to open yourself up to sheila, crazy birth mom and all. Sorry, if that was overstepping.

Finn: No. My loyalty will always be with steffy. Not that I wish any ill will to sheila, just as long as she stays out of our lives.

Hope: Except that steffy did say that she would only really feel safe if sheila was dead.

Finn: Listen, um, I need to get home, okay? And check on steffy. I’m sure she’s fine. She can take care of herself, but if she needs me, I want to be there for her.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Cop 1: Got the paramedics’ statements. Coroner’s on his way to collect the body.

[ Camera shutter clicks ]

Steffy: Oh, my gosh, sheila’s dead. Oh, sheila’s dead. Oh, my god.

Cop 1: You said she broke in.

Steffy: Yes. You have to believe me. I acted in self-defense. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,

she wished there was a way to

make it last longer.

[ Breathing echoes ]

Cop 1: Let’s go through this again, make sure I have it right.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Steffy: Like I said, the power– the power went out, and I saw a shadow on the wall, and I turned around and– and sheila was there. I– I– I told her I told her to get out and she kept getting closer and closer to me, so I– I– I grabbed– I grabbed a knife. I mean, I was trying to protect myself. She lunged at me. I– I defended myself. I mean this woman has terrorized my family for years. She– she shot me and my husband not that long ago.

Cop 1: You’re saying the deceased tried to kill both of you?

Steffy: She shot her own son.

Cop 2: Wait, your husband’s this woman’s son?

Steffy: She’s his birth mother. She’s a horrible, evil person who should be in prison.

Cop 1: I think we’ll end it here for tonight.

Cop 2: Should we call someone for you?

Steffy: No, my husband will be here soon.

Cop 1: One more thing. Don’t leave town. I’m certain detectives from the department will follow up with further questions.

Liam: Thank you, guys, so much. It was great seeing you again.

Deacon: Okay. You know, there’s a place for a tip right down there.

Liam: All right. Let me make it up to you by giving you a bigger one. Sheila’s only gonna drag you down. She’s gonna force you to forfeit your future with hope and the kids, and that reason alone should make that woman dead to you.

Deacon: Liam, look, it’s not that I don’t hear you. I mean, maybe sheila should be out of my life, and maybe it doesn’t make sense that she isn’T. But I love her, man. And I’m gonna have a long, happy life with her.

Sheila: I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made terrible mistakes. But do I deserve to die? She wants your mother dead. Not behind bars, but dead!

Finn: Steffy? Steffy, I just saw the police driving away. Are you okay? What happened? Honey? Honey, what happened? Why were the police here? Sweetheart, what’s going on? Honey, talk to me. What happened?

Steffy: It was dark. Someone came in. Sheila. You– you stay away from me. You stay the hell away from me. I told you never come back here. Get out. Get out of my house! I’ll do it. I’ll do it! No!

[ Steffy gasps ] It was sheila.

Finn: It was– it was sheila? Steffy, where’s sheila now? Steffy? Steffy, where’s sheila?

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Devon: Okay, billy, you’re just going to have to take my word about lenny flanagan, because he’s always been a smart, innovative, stand-up guy for us.

Billy: That’s great. He sounds like a great guy, devon. I believe you. We’ll invite him to the barbecue, okay? But I’ve looked at the file. There’s nothing in here but a bunch of smoke. His last two business ventures, they didn’t go anywhere. Nothing happened with them.

Devon: Oh, that’s– I think it’s very funny that you’re ready to judge someone off their track record before even meeting them.

Billy: What’s that? A little– little dig at me? Is that what that is?

Devon: I mean, you can take it however you’d like, billy. The only thing I’m asking is if you will set aside some time to speak with lenny and hear what he has to say before you just dismiss him, all right? Because there is something to be said about working with people that you have faith in.

Billy: And all I’m saying is that we have plenty of potentially lucrative deals waiting in the pipeline. We don’t have to waste time, resources, and money on warm, fuzzy feelings.

Esther: Oh, okay, excuse me for interrupting.

Billy: What’s going on, es?

Devon: It’s okay.

Esther: Well, um, you– it’s probably none of my business, but since I work here, and the door was open, and I couldn’t help overhearing, there’s something that I just don’t understand.

Billy: Okay.

Devon: What don’t you understand?

Esther: Well, you were talking about wasting time and energy, but isn’t that what the two of you are doing? Sitting here bickering when you could be doing so many great things for chancellor-winters instead?

Tucker: Why do you assume there’s something I’m not telling you? I thought we were past all this.

Audra: Something’s definitely changed with you. And it’s not just you being moody.

Tucker: We really have to do something about this paranoia of yours. Why are you going looking for trouble when things are going so well for us right now?

Audra: Oh, since the day I met you, you’ve been constantly braced for another shoe to drop.

Tucker: Yeah, but when I do it, it’s called… anticipating and being proactive. There’s a difference between that and… seeing a problem where there is none.

Audra: Well, I’m anticipating the thud of a very expensive slingback pump in whatever size ashley abbott wears.

Traci: So, after ashley talked to tucker, she decided to spend the night at the athletic club.

Jack: Her having that kind of proximity to him makes my skin crawl. She was too drained to come home?

Traci: She said she got a good night’s sleep at least.

Jack: What on earth could she possibly have to talk to him about? What– what is there left to say?

Traci: Uh, well, I think that I need to let ashley give you all the details. But, in a nutshell, she has rescinded all accusations against tucker.

Jack: Wait, how did that come about?

Traci: Again, short version. Ashley concedes that the big blow-up that happened in paris happened exactly as tucker said it did all along.

Jack: I– I don’t understand this. She has been adamant about what happened that day. That he terrified her. Now she’s doing a complete 180 and saying he’s been telling the truth all along?

Traci: I’m as surprised as you are.

Jack: You know what worries me more than her reversal?

Traci: What’s that?

Jack: She’s already confessed this to tucker. Does that mean his influence on her continues?

Traci: Oh, jack. I think we have something way worse to worry about.

Jack: What is worse than that?

Traci: Okay, I– I hope that I am misreading her, but I have the distinct impression that ashley is considering forgiving tucker and maybe even trying again.

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Ashley: Please don’t stop talking on my account. I assume I am the topic of conversation.

Traci: Why, yes you are.

Jack: Yeah, traci was just filling me in.

Traci: Just the basics. I thought you would want to give the details to him yourself.

Ashley: Okay, so what do you know so far?

Jack: That you’ve come to the realization that tucker has not been lying, after all, about what happened in paris, that you went to the club to tell him, and that you ended up spending the night.

Traci: In her own room.

Jack: In your own room. Not with tucker.

Ashley: Not with tucker. Yeah, that about covers it. Tucker was right, I was wrong. You hit the nail on the head, jack. I just exaggerated everything that happened. You know, I guess I was angry and frightened. But now that I am free of all that emotion, I just see it from a completely different perspective.

Traci: And we really appreciate that. But, you know, the waitstaff, every one of them, was very clear that it was not a violent conversation. And it’s good that you realize that now, too. But there was an argument, and you were terrified. And tucker is who he is.

Ashley: That’s it right there. Tucker is who he is. He had nothing to gain from making me doubt my sanity, right? He had nothing to gain bribing an entire restaurant staff. So it doesn’t make any sense that he would do that.

Jack: Okay, I can understand where you’re coming from. It makes sense. And you do seem more at ease, as if this fight no longer is a grip on you.

Ashley: So true.

Traci: And that’s wonderful, right? Because now that you’ve been able to find some peace, you can put tucker behind you once and for all, right?

Jack: No more unanswered questions, no more confusion, just a clean break. You can get on with your life now.

Ashley: Yeah. No. If only it was that easy.

Tucker: How the hell did we get back onto ashley?

Audra: I don’t know. You tell me. Okay, I mention her name, and you deny knowing anything about her attitude shift. Yeah, but then suddenly your mind just drifts off.

Tucker: Maybe I’m bored talking about her.

Audra: You know, last night, ashley does this bizarre flip. You know, all possessive of you, telling me that you and i are never gonna last. And then this morning, you’re moody, you’re evasive, you’re preoccupied.

Tucker: I’m sorry, what’d you say?

[ Tucker laughs ] Joke. Bad joke. Sorry.

Audra: You know what? I just– I feel like I’m talking to myself.

Tucker: No, no, I’m sorry. And I’m serious. I’m listening now. What’s your point?

Audra: My point? Okay. Let me break it down to you in a simple yes or no question. Do you swear that you had no more contact with ashley abbott in the last 24 hours?

Tucker: You know what I swear? I think you’re more obsessed with ashley than I ever was. And you really need to move on with it, because if just having lunch with you is going to devolve every time into a barrage of ridiculous questions about the past, you can count me out.

Billy: With all due respect, esther, what devon and i are doing, I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t say it’s bickering.

Devon: Yeah, no, it’s a difference of opinions, really. And it’s nothing to worry about.

Esther: Oh, I would love to not worry about it. But this company is important to me.

Devon: I know it is.

Billy: And we’re grateful for that.

Esther: You know, I am really good at reading situations and emotions. You know, I’ve lived at the chancellor mansion for decades, and it wasn’t just about cake-wrestling and catfights. More times than I can count. There was so much tension in there, you could cut it with a knife. And that’s what I’m picking up from the two of you.

Devon: I think you’re reading a little more into it than I was.

Esther: I know. Correct me if I’m wrong, which I am not. What I’m getting at, devon, is you resent having to work with billy, because you’d rather work with your sister, because you and lily work well together. And billy, you resent devon resenting you, which is just going to be a problem given your career history. All I’m asking is that you please just take a minute and think of how upset your fathers, john and neil, would be if they saw what you were bringing all this petty conflict to the people that are counting on you to make this business the success that it needs to be.

Billy: Well, that was, uh–

Devon: Yeah, it was.

Billy: She’s not wrong.

Devon: No, she’s not wrong. She’s not wrong at all. Our dads would probably say that’s enough and you guys should get on with it.

Billy: So what do you say? Shall we get on with it? Whoah, woah, woah, woah.

Billy: Look, devon, if you believe in flanagan as much as it seems like you do, why don’t you see if he’s available tomorrow around four o’clock and we can have a chat? Does that work for you?

Devon: That works just fine, as long as you’re not just doing it to humor me.

Billy: So you’re not going to take yes for an answer?

Devon: Yes. I will take yes for an answer. Thank you very much, billy.

Billy: You’re welcome.

Devon: Appreciate it.

Chance: Hey.

Billy: Hey.

Chance: How we doing?

Nate: Hello, you two.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: Hello. I hope we’re not interrupting anything.

Devon: No. Did we have a meeting on the books?

Nate: Not officially. Uh, we, uh, we just stopped by because we want to blow your minds.

Chance: Well, let’s not oversell it.

Billy: Blow our minds with what? What’s going on?

Nate: Chance has a new idea I think you’re both going to be as impressed with as I am.

Chance: It’s pretty good, actually, if I do say so myself. Put a lot of work into it.

Devon: Okay, great. Let’s hear it.

Billy: The floor is all yours, chance.

Chance: Well, we create a music festival. And that is that. Now I can send you both the full revenue projections, but you’re going to see a significant boost in marketing and merchandising. Not to mention the additional name recognition.

Devon: Wow. Well, hey, that’s a– that’s a great presentation. You’ve clearly put a lot of work into it.

Chance: Thank you. Um, is this something that you want to pursue?

Devon: I mean, I think so. Yeah, I think that, uh, it’s– it’s finally the right timing for our company to do something like that. Um, but yeah, I think we should fast track the idea and make it a reality. What do you think, billy?

Billy: I wouldn’t go that far. Uh, I think there’s something there. I think it’s a good idea, but it needs some work.

Devon: Oh, uh gentlemen, if you’ll excuse me, I have to take care of something. Uh, but great job. Really good job.

Chance: Thank you.

Devon: We’ll talk soon.

Nate: You got to admit, this idea has a lot of potential.

Billy: Yeah, no, I agree. There’s potential, but it’s not ready to be fast-tracked yet. Still a lot of work to be done. But hey, the good news is it’s not a no, okay? So let’s take that. Good work, chance, okay? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting to get to. I will, uh, see you boys soon.

Chance: I mean, I have no idea what the hell just happened there.

Nate: I suspect billy was trying to maintain his mentor position and doesn’t want you to get ahead of yourself. You didn’t go to him first, get his guidance and input.

Chance: What about devon? He loved the idea.

Nate: Which is probably devon trying to prove he isn’t really an autonomous control freak after all, since he’s been accused of that more than once.

Chance: I’ll tell you, man, that was weird. I– I just felt blindsided right there. I mean, billy’s been great until whatever the hell that just was. Feels like I can rely on you a little bit more than I can my own mentor.

Nate: Huh.

[ Nate sighs ]

Jack: You say making a clean break with tucker isn’t easy. I– I– I want to understand that better. I thought this last trip to paris was to get him out of your life, out of your mind. Now that you know what actually happened, can’t you just end the story?

Ashley: Mm. I need to do things my own way, jack. But please don’t worry. I know myself, I know what I’m capable of, okay? I’m in control, and I need the two of you to trust that I will make the right decisions for all of us.

Jack: Why do I get the horrible feeling that you’re about to give tucker another chance?

Ashley: Oh, my god. And what? Risk having the entire abbott clan’s wrath come crashing down upon me? Do I really want that in my life?

Traci: That wasn’t a denial, ashley. And we’re not worried about the abbott wrath. We’re worried about what is best for you.

Ashley: I’m perfectly capable of deciding what’s best for me, so don’t push me on this. I know I’ve made mistakes, but don’t worry. I’m not going to fall into those traps, okay?

Tucker: Yeah, you go ahead and finish the rest of your lunch obsessing over ashley.

Audra: Okay, tucker, just wait. Okay, just s– sit down, please. You’re right. I’m sorry. Look, I’m just feeling a little insecure right now, which is not familiar territory for me. It’s just that this, you and me is so important to me. Look, things are going so well for us, and i just want them to stay that way.

Tucker: They’re going to stay that way, honey. I promise you, okay? I don’t know what else I can tell you.

Audra: It’s not you I’m doubting. It’s ashley.

Tucker: Ashley.

Audra: Something’s definitely changed with her. You know, the way she got all in my face last night, staked her claim on you, and god knows why.

Tucker: I know why. I know exactly what’s changed. She’s realized she was wrong.

Audra: So you did talk to her last night, didn’t you?

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just isn’t enough.

Audra: Be careful how you answer right now. Look, whatever the answer is, I can handle it. What I can’t handle is you lying about it. Look, I even get why you would keep it from me in the first place. We haven’t always trusted each other, but… after everything we’ve been to get to where we are, we do owe each other absolute honesty. We really are alike, huh? Okay. Yes. Ashley was in my suite last night when I went upstairs to make those calls.

Audra: How did she manage that? Does she still have a key? Did she break in? Did she bribe housekeeping?

Tucker: I didn’t ask.

Audra: Well, what was her reason for being there?

[ Tucker sighs ]

Tucker: She was there to tell me that she had had an epiphany about what happened between us in paris. That… I was right all along, and she wanted to apologize for accusing me of being violent and lying and the gaslighting, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Audra: Wow. [Indistinct]. An epiphany?

Tucker: Yeah.

Audra: Just like that?

Tucker: Uh, apparently it– apparently it had something to do with A… fender bender she was in. Shook the truth loose in her or something, I don’t know.

Audra: Oh, how convenient. You know, maybe she should get hit by a car more often.

Tucker: Well, I didn’t quite buy it, but… I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just– I’m telling you what she told me.

Audra: Yeah, well, I mean, if the story is real or not, that doesn’t matter. The question is, why did she seek you out now? You know, what’s her agenda? You know, maybe she realized that glissade is a formidable competitor for jabot.

Tucker: Audra, I don’t care what her agenda is. I– I’m– I’m tired of thinking about what ashley abbott’s agenda might be or if she has an agenda. Okay? What she did to our relationship is irreparable. It is over. Between her and me. I want you to know that right now. It’s over. There is no going back. It’s finished.

Audra: I want to believe that more than you know. You know, but I saw the fire in ashley’s eyes last night. Just confidence and determination.

Audra: Ashley wants you back. And she’s going to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Tucker: Bring it on.

Billy: Hello? Hi. Heard you were back from paris. How did that go?

Ashley: Oh, exhausting. Enlightening.

[ Billy chuckles nervously ]

Billy: Something I said?

Ashley: Oh, well, I’m sure that they will fill you in on everything, by the way, you guys, I’m fine. Catch up later.

[ Jack sighs ]

[ Traci sighs ]

Billy: What’d I miss?

Jack: What the hell was that?

Traci: I have no idea. We were right in the middle of a pretty awkward conversation.

Billy: About what?

Jack: Basically, ashley’s come to the realization that tucker’s been telling the truth all along about what happened in paris. She went to the club to tell him that she was wrong, and he was right.

Traci: And we’re worrying about the fallout.

Billy: Well, is there a fallout? I mean, in the 10, 15 seconds I just saw her seem like her old ashley again. Like she found her equilibrium.

Jack: And that’s why she rushed out of here.

Billy: Well, maybe she’s trying to escape overprotective siblings.

Traci: Billy. Yes, okay, I’m a little protective. And I am not about to apologize for it. Ashley’s been tied in knots. Misremembering a situation that absolutely terrified her.

Jack: And we are not about to rely on tucker mccall to look out for her.

Billy: Well, who’s saying tucker’s in the picture anymore?

Jack: We just tried to get ashley to swear that he was out of her life for good.

Traci: And she wouldn’t do it.

Billy: Why should she have to do that? I mean, maybe you just need to trust her on this.

Jack: We’d love to do that, billy. But we can’t trust anything when it comes to tucker mccall. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Billy: Look, I get it. You’re worried about ashley. And whenever tucker’s around, there’s always something to worry about. But ashley rethinking what happened in paris with tucker doesn’t automatically mean that they’re getting back together. It– hold on a sec, okay? Because she made a stand to stick with our family before that argument happened in paris, or whatever it turned out to be. Did she just now make a declaration that she’s walking away from the abbotts?

Traci: No, she didn’T. No.

Jack: She didn’t even imply it.

Billy: Okay, well, that says to me that ashley and tucker, that reunion, is off the table. So I think we have to have enough confidence in her that she’s capable of taking the next steps on her own. In fact, that’s probably the best thing that she could do right now. Take back control of not only her memory, but of her future. Of her life.

Jack: I don’t have an argument about any of this. I just think there’s an enormous risk.

Billy: Well, whatever ashley chooses to do, instead of us jumping in to try and protect her, I think it’s best that we trust her. Believe in her, and support her. This is her journey.

Tessa: Welcome to society! Aren’t you ashley abbott?

Ashley: Well, yes, and you are…

Tessa: I’m the new manager, tessa porter.

Ashley: Well, congratulations.

Tessa: Thank you. Well, it’s my first day, but I can promise you, as my boss’s mother, you’ll be getting the special vip treatment.

Ashley: Well, that’s good to know.

Abby: For future reference, my mom always gets special treatment at society. In fact, I will take it from here, let me show her to her table.

Ashley: Thank you so much.

Tessa: Yeah, bon appétit.

Abby: Hi, mom.

Ashley: Hey, honey. So, what is going on with your staff changes?

Abby: Oh, well, we have a lot to catch up on. Tessa, who is doing an amazing job, is actually taking over for me here, so i can join the board of directors at chancellor-winters.

Ashley: What? That’s incredible. I’m so happy for you.

Abby: I’m happy for me, too.

Ashley: You’re right. We have a lot of catching up to do.

Abby: Yes, like our conversation I had with aunt traci about your trip to paris. I’m worried about you, mom.

Ashley: Oh.

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Tessa: Um, I will be right with you.

Voice: No, I need to be seated immediately.

Tessa: If you could just wait one moment, please.

Voice: I didn’t come here to wait, I came here to be waited on!

Mariah: Happy first day at work.

[ Both laughing ]

Ashley: Thank you. Honey, you don’t have to worry about me, I am fine. In fact, I am more in control of my emotions in my life than I have been in a very, very long time.

Devon: Good to see you.

Abby: Okay.

Ashley: Yeah.

Devon: Hey, hey.

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Welcome home.

Ashley: Thank you.

Devon: Glad you’re back. I got your text about meeting. Is everything okay?

Abby: I didn’t know you’d be joining us.

Ashley: I wanted to meet with the both of you so I could put your minds at ease.

Devon: We’d appreciate that.

Abby: Yes, please.

Ashley: I already told her. I’m fine.

Devon: Good, that’s–

Ashley: I’ll try to make this long story short. Um, as you know, I went to paris with traci, right? Because I needed to get confirmation about my version of what happened with tucker. So we went to the café, and I found the waiter.

Abby: And?

Ashley: He backed up tucker’s version of events. He said there was no violence. Uh, no broken glass, no thrown chair. Actually, nothing greater than raised voices.

Abby: Okay, but there’s really no way to know if that waiter’s memory is reliable.

Ashley: Well, traci spoke to the entire restaurant staff, and they also backed up tucker’s version.

Ashley: So, I thought, “well, clearly, he must have bribed everybody,” right?

Abby: That sounds like something he would do.

Ashley: Yeah, but he didn’T.

Devon: And we know this for a fact?

Ashley: Yeah. Tucker’s right. I’m wrong. I didn’t do it deliberately, but apparently, my mind just exaggerated everything that happened, and I’ve been kind of overreacting ever since. I’m so sorry.

Devon: Well, I don’t think you need to apologize. Whatever he did in the moment, you felt scared, so I don’t think the details really matter.

Ashley: Well, they do very much so in this case, because I put a huge stain on tucker’s already tarnished reputation. And, uh, I’m not gonna be able to get past this unless I say to you, devon, um, if what I did has contributed at all to you shutting your father out of your life, I’m really begging you to please reconsider.

Tucker: I just don’t think you need to worry so much about what ashley might or might not want. Inconsequential. Couldn’t matter less. I mean, I think you ought to worry about what we want. Our plans, right?

Audra: Okay, well then call your assistant and tell her to book the trip right now. No more stalling, or “I’ll do it later.” Okay, no more distractions, or putting anything or anyone else first. Make the call, now.

Tucker: Okay. Hey, it’s me, uh, I need arrangements to paris. First class all the way for two. Um, as soon as possible?

Audra: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: As soon as possible.

[ Audra clears throat ] Very good. Thank you. Satisfied?

Audra: Almost. Thank you.

Tucker: You’re welcome.

[ Tucker moans ] (Vo) compliments build confidence,

Summer: Hey.

Chance: Sorry.

Summer: Wait, that’s not the face I was expecting. How did your pitch meeting go?

Chance: Um, I’m not sure how to answer that.

Summer: Well, did it happen?

Chance: Yeah, it was it’s more like a drive-by pitch.

Summer: What does that mean?

Chance: It was brief. I don’t know, devon and nate, they loved it, billy, not so much.

Summer: Okay, I mean, two out of three. That’s really good, that’s good. Especially because you’re still settling in. What did billy say about it?

Chance: I don’t know, he was just less than enthusiastic about it. I mean, he basically did everything but pat me on the head, and tell me “better luck next time.”

Summer: How is that possible? From everything you’ve told me, he’s been really great to you ever since you started.

Chance: I know, he has been until today. It– it was weird, you know? It almost felt like he had a– an agenda or a game plan, not with me, but with chancellor-winters.

Summer: What makes you think that?

Chance: It’s hard to describe, but I just felt this underlying tension between him and devon that had nothing to do with the pitch.

Mariah: So, how are things going?

Tessa: Well, I thought things were going great until I almost bit the head off of a snobby woman who wanted an immediate table.

Mariah: Oh, I’m so sorry. But I couldn’t resist having, you know, a karen moment.

[ Tessa chuckles ] Plus, I am hoping that being married to the manager of society gets me a little bit of special treatment.

Tessa: More special than the treatment abby already gives us when we’re here?

Mariah: Oh, no, abby is warm and– and kind and generous, but I can only push my special requests with her so far. Now that you’re working here, I can make as many outlandish requests as I want.

Tessa: Okay, well, I’ll be the judge of that. Like what?

Mariah: Oh, that’s a good question, okay, so, for starters, maybe a purple throne booster seat for aria?

Tessa: Oh, I thought you said “outlandish.” I mean, I already put that on the list.

Mariah: Okay, so tell me the truth. Are you really, really okay with this new job?

Tessa: You know, at first, I thought I was just happy doing abby a favor, stepping in like this, but mariah, this place has so much energy, so much life. I mean, I love interacting with the kitchen staff, the wait staff, the patrons.

Mariah: Of course you do. You’re a natural, and you give that energy right back. I could feel it the second I walked in the door.

Tessa: And of course, you are totally objective when it comes to me.

Mariah: Yes, yes, I’m totally and completely objective. I do have to warn you, though, as amazing and incredible as you are, I mean, I have some very particular demands when it comes to my empanada orders.

[ Tessa sighs ]

Devon: Ashley, you know that I always appreciate you looking out for my relationship with tucker, but I have plenty of other reasons why I don’t want him in my life or our son’s life.

Ashley: But hadn’t you reached a detente with him when I came back from paris the first time? Wasn’t it when I said he was violent that reignited your anger? Okay, I’m not gonna tell you what to do, and I’m not gonna tell you how to feel, but I owe you an apology for dumping that on you, that completely inaccurate version of events that obviously shattered an already tenuous relationship. I’m just asking you to, you know… give him another chance.

Devon: I understand what you’re asking, but you have to know that this isn’t about me anymore. I have a family, we have a family, and it’s about who we value having in our lives. And I don’t think I’m gonna be able to give you the answer that you’re looking for. You know, we appreciate you being honest with us and for giving a damn at all. I mean that.

Ashley: Please, you don’t have to thank me for giving a damn about my grandson or giving a damn about you. I mean, that’s like thanking me for breathing. Look, devon, I’m just asking you to maybe take what I said to heart, and think about it, okay? Please. All right, I’ll see you soon. Bye-bye.

Devon: Good to see you.

Ashley: Bye.

[ Abby sighs ] A mystery!

Summer: Look, I understand exactly how you’re feeling. Sometimes working in business, it can make you kind of paranoid, and nobody really prepares you for that.

Chance: Yeah, definitely not in the company handbook.

Summer: Also, things didn’t go super smoothly when billy and devon worked together before, so…

Chance: I heard about that. What’s that about? What happened?

Summer: Uh, I don’t really know the details, but apparently billy left chancellor-winters to go back to jabot, because, I mean, even though his mom is a co-owner, he just always felt like an outsider there, especially after he and lily broke up. And now he’s back at jill’s request, and maybe it’s just gonna take some time for him and devon to adjust to working together again.

Chance: You know, it almost felt like billy’s biggest problem was the fact that devon was into my pitch.

Summer: That could get messy. I hope that’s not the case.

Chance: Yeah, same. And if it is, the last thing I wanna have to do is pick sides.

Billy: I just think that we need to allow ashley to handle her own business.

Jack: In spite of what it might cost her.

Billy: Jack, is it really that difficult for you to have faith in her, or to maybe trust that someone else might have the answers?

Jack: That is not what this is about.

Traci: Okay, okay, you guys, please don’t start, please. You know, I– I agree with billy. I think maybe we should trust ashley in her choices, and watch to see how this all plays out. She is calmer and more in control of herself, and that’s a positive sign, right?

Devon: Thanks.

[ Sighs ] Well, I didn’t see that coming at all.

Abby: Neither did I. And look, I wasn’t about to interfere with your conversation with my mom, but you’re right. You have many more reasons to keep tucker at a distance other than what happened in paris. And whatever you decide to do moving forward with tucker, I just– I have to tell you for what it’s worth, he’s not my dad. And I don’t have that connection with him, so I’m not gonna be able to just forgive and forget.

Devon: Yeah, I– I understand, and you won’t get any argument from me about that, but how do you feel about your mom’s change of heart? Because even if it wasn’t violent, it was still a fight that ended their marriage.

Abby: Honestly, I don’t know what to make of it, or of my mom for that matter. But something must be going on with her to be giving tucker any benefit of the doubt.

[ Abby sighs ]

[ Doorbell ringing ]

Audra: You had your say, ashley, now it’s my turn to set some things straight.

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[ Sighs ] No. You are not watching me sleep.

[ Laughs ] Sorry. Is that creepy? I mean… well, I blame you. You’re just so beautiful when you sleep that I got lost in thought. Yeah? And what were you thinking? How lucky I am to have you in my bed… and in my life. Mm. Maxie? Children? Oh! Spinelli. You’re up. Yeah. Where is everybody? Uh, the kids are in the car. But school doesn’t start for an hour. Why so early? Yeah, I know. My mom has bailey. Uh, we’re meeting them at james’s school to help his teacher set up for the arts and crafts fair. Oh. I thought I mentioned it. No, you didn’t, but, uh, it’s a relief to know that the early start’s not ’cause you’re avoiding me. There you go. Enjoy.

[ Chuckles ] Hello! Hi, there. Sit anywhere you like. You own this place. You shouldn’t be serving tables. Oh, well, one of my waitresses is running late, so here I am. And I don’t mind serving you. Can I get you some coffee? Yeah. Okay, so, the last time we met, you didn’t tell me — why are you in town? Work. What do you do? I’m with the fbi. Agent john cates.

[ Exhaling sharply ] Wow. Drew, drew, hello. Man. Curtis!

[ Chuckles ] I didn’t hear you come in. How long you been here? Uh, long enough to know that, uh, I don’t want to be on your bad side.

[ Breathing heavily ] Hey. Are you in the middle of something important? Well, that was framed like a question, but it sounded more like a demand. What’s going on? I’m about to lose sonny for good. You know, I do have an appointment in — in just a little bit, but — but — but I have some time later this afternoon. Nina, maybe we — well, you just let me know if you can fit me in. No, no, no. Hold — hold on. Last I heard, you and sonny were in a holding pattern. Has something changed? Yeah. Sonny had me served. He wants a divorce, ava. Well… can’t say that I’m surprised. Why would I be avoiding you? Spinelli, my life was falling apart. You were always there for me. I know I can count on you. Always. You’re one of my closest friends. You know, I actually… …consider you more than a friend. How so? Because of what happened last night?

[ Exhales sharply ] Um…

[ Knock on door ] Sonny: Hello? Damian spinelli. You are a hard man to find.

honey, are you hungry? For food?

[ Laughs ] Tempting. But there’s somebody else to consider here. You heard my stomach growling. This baby is not subtle. Thank you for… helping me process everything last night and sort through my feelings. You made me feel really seen. Figured it was time I return the favor. Still, thank you for being there for me. And for this little one. Always. And what would the little one like for breakfast? We would like… eggs benedict and home fries. Coming right up.

[ Both laugh ] Either you got real beef with that bag or something else is bothering you. Sometimes you just got to show that you mean business, right? Hey, I’m honored that you wanted me in the gym your first workout after your surgery. That means a lot. Let’s get to it. Where do you want to start? I’d love to start with what’s bothering you.

[ Exhales heavily ] It’s just carly, man. It’s just carly. She’s just worried about me. She’s worried. She thinks that I’ve changed after my time in pentonville, that’s all. Oh, okay. Well, prison can change a man. But the drew I know, you’re still fundamentally the same guy. So what’s got carly concerned? She just thinks that I’m, um — I’m holding on to everything that’s happened. Oh. You mean the whole nina situation? I know she’s a friend of yours. Yeah, but it doesn’t mean that I’m okay with her turning you in to the sec. Like, I’m not cool with that, you know? You’re my friend, too, and it’s okay if you’re mad ’cause I would be mad, too. Carly doesn’t understand that? Well, she’s not trying to tell me how to feel. It’s not like that. It’s just that she’s more concerned with my behavior. She thinks I’m more focused on payback instead of getting through this and moving on. And you are, aren’t you? Cates. Any relation to michael “stone” cates? My little brother. I never knew him, but my ex was close to him. And you obviously know that because you and sonny share a history. And they’re not great memories. And now you’re an fbi agent. So now I know what you’re doing back in my restaurant. Can’t I just like the coffee? No. You’re here because you want information on sonny. Well, that’s a cynical outlook. Because it’s not my first rodeo. Feds making small talk with me, it’s never a coincidence. So let me know when you want to put in an order. Believe it or not, I didn’t know you were sonny’s ex the first time I stopped by. Look, I know you’re here to make a case against sonny, and I’m telling you right now you’re wasting your time. I am not currently building a case against your ex-husband. However, if I had my way, sonny would be in jail where he belongs. Maxie, I hope it’s okay that I stopped by. Oh, always. I was surprised to see that spinelli moved in here. Uh, temporarily. He’s got a plumbing emergency at his place. Is that so? Uh, came on s– oh! Came on suddenly. Got it! I’ll see you guys later! Sorry. The kids are in the car. I gotta get them to school! Oh, okay. What were you looking for? Oh. Georgie’S. Right.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door closes ] Second time this week.

[ Chuckles ] Ohh. Um, apologies for my attire. Yeah. It’s early. She’s something else, isn’t she? Ah. Force of nature. Um, you didn’t say what brought you, uh, in search of me. I have a job for you. You expected sonny to end our marriage without so much as a word? No, of course not. Nor do I approve of him doing so. It — it tracks, though. I think sonny’s been reexamining his whole life. Yeah. He’s taken some hits lately. I am not giving up on him. I love him. And I just hate that he’s had to face these challenges alone. Well, I’m not the one you have to convince, nina. You have to convince sonny. Well, I wish I could. He’s not taking any of my calls or texts. I think he’s blocked me? He barred me from the penthouse. Right. I get it. That — that must hurt. Yeah, it’s a nightmare. If I could only just have a conversation with him, just look him in the eyes, remind him what we are together, what we’ve come to mean to each other. Maybe you’re right. I am right. Ava, I’m right. And that’s where you come in.

I’m gonna grab a quick shower. Breakfast should be here shortly. Mm! Okay. I should get up. Oh, no, you don’T. We’re having breakfast in bed.

[ Chuckles ] It’s been some time since you’ve availed yourself of my skills. May I ask — why now since, I mean, you have qualified personnel “in house,” as it were? Let’s just say, out of an abundance of caution, I’m outsourcing this one. I see. Should I find another guy, spinelli? Mr. Corinthos, I have the utmost respect for you. But, um… since the passing of our — of our dear friend jason, I haven’t worked for anyone in your “field.” Arguments over my previous hazardous exploits led to the demise of my relationship with ellie. I’m not twisting your arm, spinelli. The task is relatively low-risk. You were my first choice. While I’m gratified, I’m also somewhat baffled. I mean, to put it bluntly, you found me pretty annoying. Yeah, I did, and I used to complain to jason all the time. But he always said that you were the smartest person in the room and he would trust you with his life. So… you know, that’s good enough for me. If you could somehow get sonny and me in the same place alone together. You mean like lock the two of you in the back room or something? No. Just — maybe you can get him here and he’ll have to hear me out. No! Nina, I can’t — ava — I can’t do it. Ava, why can’t you do it? You are my closest friend. You have access to sonny. You really are not gonna help me? I want to help you. I just don’t think sonny would take very kindly to me interfering in his personal life. He knows we’re good friends, you know. So I’m walking a delicate tightrope as it is. And I understand that I’m putting you in a very awkward position. I do. I understand that. But I am running out of options because his family has closed ranks against me. I can barely get a civil word out of any of them. And — [ Stammers ] Oh, I’m so sorry that I’m interrupting your very busy day. I hope I’m not overstaying my welcome. No, no, no, no. I’m not —

[ Sighs ] I’m not trying to brush you off, nina. It’s just, no good can come of me involving myself in this, at least not while I’m still under sonny’s roof. Meddling in your marriage like that — that could really harm my relationship with sonny. Oh. You and sonny have a relationship now?

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Keypad beeps ]

[ Door handle rattling ] Alison!

Mami’s here!

By “relationship,” I mean co-parenting. I have avery to think about, nina. And sonny still has primary custody. That factors into every single thing that I do. She’s my first priority. I’m not — I’m not gonna apologize for that. No. I understand. I understand. I just got thrown when you said that you and sonny had a relationship. I mean, really, what else would you call it? Going along to get along. You know, we are coexisting very well at the moment, and I don’t want to jeopardize that. I get it. I do. I get it. I — ava jerome? Yes? I have a registered delivery. Oh. I’ll need you to sign for it. Mm-hmm. And I have to scan your driver’s license. Oh. Sure. Hi. Mrs. Roger-ramirez. I am kristina. It’s — it’s so nice to meet you. I’ve heard so much about you. It’s ramirez. Ms. And I have not heard anything about you. Is the food here? I mean, the sooner we eat, the sooner we can — uh, look who came early!

Mami. What are you doing here? Well, I have the same question for the young lady I just found in your bed. I’m focused on sending the message that I’m nobody’s victim. Oh, not a victim, not a victim. Definitely a survivor. Bro, you went through hell and back. Yeah. Held captive for years. Got out only to be put in prison. Got attacked, sent into the hospital. Yeah, I’d say that kind of qualifies, right? Yeah, I hear you. That’s a lot to process.

[ Grunts ] But the goal is — the goal is to get through this and to move on to the good stuff. Mm. Yep. But that anger — that anger won’t let go, huh? I know what that feels like. You know, drew, when I was shot and I was laying there in that bed, knowing that I might be paralyzed… man, I felt everything from rage to despair to self-pity, but mostly rage. You know why? Because I don’t like being vulnerable. I don’t like being a victim. So I was mad at the world. I was mad at god. Any of that sound familiar? Yeah. Yeah, very. I mean, it’S… it’s taken me a while to — to access these feelings. You know, all the feelings — it’s not one of my strengths. But I just wish carly would understand that what I’m going through is just that — what I’m going through, my process, at my speed, even though it may not be the way that she wants me to. Okay. So, this thing with carly — is this a minor disagreement or something more? Yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see. But you didn’t come here for a therapy session. You know? Like, it’s just — it’s really good to see you. You’re amazing. You look incredible. Well, thank you. That procedure was a godsend. And, uh, because of it, portia and I reconnected.

[ Laughs ] I’m happy for you, man. I’m happy for both of you. Thank you, man. All the challenges that we had been through, man, I just… man, I never thought we’d be that close again. Well, you did it. You did it. You got through. Congratulations. Thank you. Thank you. But, uh, I’m just glad we never gave up. Escrow papers. As of today, wyndemere and spoon island are now somebody else’s problem. The sale went through? Yes. Just this morning. The money was deposited into my account. Not nearly enough to make up for all my — my pain and suffering, but a nice little nest egg nonetheless. I can’t believe you found a buyer for that place. Well, credit to lucy. It took a while, but she was finally able to find a developer who was willing to buy the house and the land instead of separating them into separate lots. Gee, I wonder what they’re planning to build out there.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. Maybe they’re gonna turn the house into condominiums. Maybe they’ll tear it down.

[ Chuckles ] That would be my vote. But it doesn’t matter, really. That awful place and all the awful things that happened there, they are a part of a past that will not be revisited. You know, the only person that had an emotional connection to that place was spencer. And now that he’s gone and little ace is living with laura and kevin, nobody needs that place, least of all me. No, my — my focus is on the future. I’m honored by jason’s faith and that he spoke so highly of me to you. He was a kind and gracious friend. And he also had zero patience for fools. And the fact that he put up with you and also found you as a collaborator and an associate, um… look, if he recommended you, that works for me. I know he trusted you. I trust his judgment. But listen. You have to make a decision right now. Right. This job — it can’t put anyone in this house in danger. I would never ask you to put your children or maxie in danger. I know how much she means to you. I’m sure you do. You know from your own experience that, while a romance may end, one who becomes family is family forever. You want to continue this conversation, you can call my lawyer. Her name is diane miller. And you can look up her number online. Ms. Spencer, I am not here to question you, and I am not in port charles to investigate your ex-husband. So you claim, but you just said you thought sonny belonged in prison. He does. Really? After everything he did for your brother?

[ Scoffs ] I don’t deny sonny was good to stone. “Good to stone”? He bought a penthouse so stone had a place to live. He paid for the best care that was available at the time, and he nursed stone until the day he died. There’s an entire wing at the hospital dedicated in your brother’s memory, endowed by a gift from sonny worth millions. Do you know that? And you think that buys sonny redemption? Like I said, I didn’t know your brother, but I heard a lot about him. My son morgan — his middle name was stone. My son’s name is also stone. Wow. Well, isn’t that ironic, that you and sonny, who hate each other, both love stone so much that you named your sons after him?

[ Scoffs ] Wow. You’re saying I should back off sonny for stone’s sake? What I’m saying — if I were in your position, I would be grateful that a person took care of someone I loved. And what about a person who hurts someone you loved, exploited their vulnerabilities to turn a profit? I’m gonna take a wild guess and say you’d come out swinging and not stop until they paid. What makes you say that? Professional assessment. Mm. There are people who freeze when they or someone close to them feel threatened. Others will negotiate or placate. And then there are those who fight. You’re a fighter, ms. Spencer. I’d stake my badge on it. Well, what are you and your badge doing in town, agent cates, if not to take sonny down? I am here to help sonny. The attempts on his life are part of a bigger conspiracy. So far, sonny has been lucky, but he can’t end this without the help of law enforcement. Sonny never told you about this, did he?

Well, I know that you struggled when you found out that trina might be yours and even when you found out that she was yours. And I get it. I know what it feels like to lose years and years of time with your daughter. Mm. Yeah. I know you know about that. And I, you know, did my fair share of blaming portia. But recently I’ve had to admit that I withheld the truth, um, about something that could affect my family. And I told myself it was for the right reasons. But that was just an excuse. I got to be honest, man. It hurt. It hurt both of us. Injustice is just hard to swallow. I hear that. But you made it through. Thankfully. But I sure didn’t make it easy.

[ Scoffs ] Drew, when I first got shot, man, I acted up. I acted out. I pushed away everyone who loved me, especially portia. Again. Finally, I had to accept, brother, that if I don’t want to live my life miserable, then I need to take a long look at myself in the mirror and be real. And get out of my own way. Because the ability to change my outlook and my life starts and ends with me and me alone. So now portia and i are back on track. We’re happy. And we are excited about moving forward together. Curtis… mm-hmm? …You’re a lot of things, man, but you’re not slick.

[ Laughs ] We’re just having a conversation. I know what you’re doing! I hear you dropping these pearls of wisdom, trying to give me advice like that. Not very stealthily, I might add. Oh, I don’t know. I beg to disagree. But… I hear you. And it’s exactly what I needed to hear. And lesson learned. Because I haven’t really — I mean really been playing fair myself. Carly didn’t want me to go to prison to protect her, but I did it anyway. And in one heat-of-the moment slip of the tongue, I made it seem like I resented her for that. Do you? No. What? No, no. I’m the one who made the deal with the D.A., Right? Even though I knew that she wouldn’t want me to. And I know that she feels responsible for what happened to me in pentonville, even though since I’ve been released, all she’s been doing is, like, supporting me and been there for me, even when it’s meant compromising what matters to her. 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. And you know what, curtis? Maybe it’s time I did the same thing for her. John: I’m sorry. I thought you knew about the larger conspiracy. I just assumed sonny would keep you in the loop. Well, you brought me into the loop. How much danger is my family in? The families haven’t been the focus so far. Okay. Who’s the focus? Three former or current heads of major crime families. No. Now there’s four. Olivia jerome being the fourth. I’m waiting for an explanation. Uh, uh… we were having a girls’ night last night, and it was super late, so, um, alison, just let me crash here. Oh! Well…

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Okay. Well, alison is so generous like that.

Mami, how did you even get in here? I booked the room on your s-corp, and my name’s on the paperwork, so I just asked them for a key. But I would never have come so early, honey, had I known you were having plans with a friend. Well, now that you have sold wyndemere, are you gonna have lucy help you and avery find a place? Yeah. Eventually. Assuming that sonny is willing to let us leave. Well, that’s just temporary, right? I mean, he’s not thinking about having you and avery stay there permanently, is he? I don’t know. I don’t know what he’s thinking. And I don’t know what his next move is. And I’m not gonna pressure him. You know, like I’ve said, he and I are in a good place right now, and I know from personal experience that — that he lashes out most when he’s — when he’s hurt. Well, you don’t have to tell me that. I lived it. I mean, I can’t believe he slammed the door in my face like I wasn’t even there. Yeah. Oh, but, you know, the fact that he’s hurt means that he still has a lot of feelings for you, right? So I think you just got to give him time. I have been giving him time. I’ve given him space. And you’re right to do so. He’s going through a tough time lately. It was a big blow when he lost spencer. Yeah, and now dex is gone and — wait, dex? What — what happened to dex?

[ Stammers ] It — [ Sighs ] It doesn’t matter. Really. No, ava. It matters to me. Hey! I am not budging here until you tell me everything that happened. So, I need a decision. What’s it gonna be? I’ll do the job. Alright. I appreciate that. And I’m gonna do something for you in return.

[ Sighs ] What’s that problem that you’re having at your apartment with the plumbing? Oh, it’s been since christmas eve, but — oh, that’s unacceptable. I’m gonna have my contractor go over there and he’ll fix it by the end of the week. Yeah, that’s not necessary, but thanks just the same. You see, the — look, the way I feel, if there’s a — a leak, you got to deal with it. That’s a wise course of action. Um, but in this case, there is no leak. Uh… I staged the whole thing to give myself an excuse to move in here to help maxie with the financial situation. Well, I mean, that’s one way to show someone you care. And the other way would be, why don’t you just tell her? I’ll take that under advisement.

[ Chuckles ] Alright. Alright. Uh, mr. Corinthos? I miss stone cold, too. I’m sorry. Have I spoken out of turn? I’ll keep in touch.

Kristina, the food we ordered arrived. Oh, uh… I bet your mom’s hungry from traveling, so I will let you two enjoy. No, there’s more than enough to share. You should stay. I’ve got a full day, so I’m just gonna get going. You know, kristina is starting a youth center, and she also manages a restaurant. Look what I brought back from puerto rico. Aren’t these adorable? Look. Okay, yes, but are they vegan? Really, honey? Does that matter? Yes, it does. It has for a while.

[ Scoffs ] Enjoy your stay in port charles, ms. Ramirez. Thank you. Oh, all of alison’s friends call me natalia. Okay. Look. Wait, wait, wait. Look what I managed to smuggle back from your abuela — her homemade tembleque. Look, I appreciate you going through the trouble, but I’ve told you before, I don’t really like coconut pudding. When have you told me that before? I’ve told you multiple times. You just don’t listen to me.

Mami! But you like coconut. It’s — it’s the texture. She’s the same way about avocado and flan. I think I know my daughter. Of course. Do you know me, mami? You didn’t know I lied to you earlier. And it isn’t the first time that I’ve kept something from you.

[ Breathing heavily ] Wow. That’s impressive. Good work. Mm. So good to see you, man. Yeah. So happy everything’s working out for you. Yeah. I don’t know what’s going on. Must be important ’cause you look like you’re in a hurry. I am. I can neither confirm nor deny that the death of olivia jerome is connected to the case I’m working. So now you’re clamming up? You were super talkative a minute ago. Look, this much I’ll say. I’m making headway on this case. And I promise you, I will nail whoever’s behind this. Before or after sonny’s dead? Play this right, and it saves you the hassle of building a case against sonny and putting him away, huh? Sonny is a potential victim, and I will do everything in my power to make sure he’s safe.

If, when this case is closed, it becomes my business to investigate sonny on allegations of racketeering, I will do everything in my power to secure a legal conviction against him. I don’t cut corners, ms. Spencer. It does no good to stop criminals by becoming one myself. Wow. You sure do pride yourself on your integrity, don’t you? And you know what’s funny? The most honorable man I knew you’d consider a criminal. And you don’t? No. He was my friend. Oh, and by the way, you’re drinking corinthos coffee. Sonny really doesn’t share much with me. Well, it doesn’t seem that way to me. I think you know more about my husband than I do these days. A function of proximity, nothing more. Ava, I’m not asking for a lot. I’m just asking for the opportunity to have a conversation with my husband. He evicted me from our home. He’s kept me at bay. He’s hid behind his lawyer when he served me divorce papers. If he wants to end our marriage, the least he can do is have the decency to say it to my face. Here I am.

You know, sonny, I’ve been waiting. Sonny. You’re here. Can I have a word with you? You ready to go? Yeah. Just about. Your appointment was with sonny? While ava grabs her things, can we just talk? You know, sonny, I’ve been waiting. I’ve been biding my time, hoping that you would realize what we mean to each other. Not now, nina. Then when, sonny? After I’ve given you a divorce? We made vows. You swore that you would love me until death, and now you can’t even spare me an hour? You lied? About what? Don’t go. Please. I need you here for this.

[ Scoffs ] You don’t know me as well as you think, mami. And it’s partially my fault. Partially? When kristina said that I let her crash here, it wasn’t the truth. She was covering for me. Why would she need to cover for you? What have you done? Are you — are you sick?

[ Scoffs ] I’m great, actually. I lied to you, mami. Kristina and I are more than just friends. Whew! I feel like I’ve had a full day already, and I haven’t even gotten into the office yet. But the craft fair looks great! Oh, I’m sure it does, with your help and creativity. So, uh…sonny’s gone? Yeah. He left a while ago. Oh. Well, the kids are having so much fun at the craft fair. I really hated to leave. Bailey’s really enjoying playing with the clay, and james is making something special for you, but I’m not allowed to say what it is, so… you kissed me last night. I did. And you kissed me back. I-I did. So, what happens next? Okay.

[ Sighs heavily ] Let’s see. I’m sorry. I thought you knew about the larger conspiracy. I just assumed sonny would keep you in the loop. Well, you brought me into the loop. How much danger is my family in?

[ Sighs ] 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. You’re not the only reason I’m upset. I’m so sick of not being considered.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs heavily ]

[ Footsteps approaching ] Ava, go ahead of me. Send the car back. I’ll try to make it to the school. If I can’t make it, I’ll talk to you tonight at home. Okay. Sounds good. Good luck.

[ Sighs ] The floor is yours. What do you got to say?

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

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

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

long do you think we’ve been in here? It’s hard to tell without phones or windows, and of course my watch is dead, so I’d say a day or two. It feels like a lot longer than that. Justin, I feel like, like it’s getting smaller in here, like, like the walls are closing in. You feel that too, right? No, not really.

Honey, are you okay? I’m I don’t know, I I’m sorry. Maybe you should sit back down for a minute. No, I’m worse off like I thought I was going to throw up. Hey, hey. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Harris. Harris, my man. Can you open your eyes for me?

Hey. Hey. Welcome back, buddy. Hey. Welcome back.

Nurse, excuse me. Um, what’s happening? Detective Michaels is responsive. He’s definitely waking up. Oh, thank God. Thank God. Oh, God, you know, I, I finally, I finally talked Rafe into letting me go in and talk to him. And then when I was in there, he just, he opened his eyes and then of course I told the nurse and then they, they, they kicked me out, but, oh my God, Stephen, what?

I bet that Harris is going to have a great idea as to where we could find Tripp. Paris waking up could be the answer to all of our prayers. No. No?

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

Windy, Windy, Windy. Hey, I’m right, I’m right here. just try to take nice and deep, slow breaths with me, okay? Like, hey, look at me in the eyes, look at me in the eyes. Focus on, it’s good to focus on something. I know, I know. Look at me in the eyes. It’s good to focus on something. There you go, good. Alright, now breathe in and out.

Nice and slow. There you go, there you go. In. Out, okay. Breathe with me. In. And now, there you go, now is that better? Okay, okay, keep breathing, keep breathing. Oh. Okay, I think it’s working. You’re going to be okay. You’re going to be okay. I’m right here. I’m right here for you. I’m not going anywhere. Okay? All right, this is all gonna be over soon.

It’s gotta be. Hello, it’s Stephanie. Marlena, hi. This is Everett Lynch. Everett, this is Dr. Marlena Evans. Nice to meet you, Dr. Evans. Nice to meet you, too, Everett. Dr. Johnson has asked me to take over your case. And, of course, she will continue conferring with me on everything that’s changing. Okay. I was given your CAT scan.

There is evidence of traumatic brain injury. Okay. Yeah. I, I’d like to, uh, hear what’s been happening with you. So we’ll have some idea how to treat you. Did you just say that it’s not good that Harris is waking up? What the hell, Stefan? You What are you

Well, did you say it or not? No, I I mean, yes, I did say it, but I was more thinking about Clyde and how he’s gonna react when he finds out that Harris is awake. He’s obviously not gonna be happy. Okay, well, screw Clyde, okay? Seriously, Stefan. Why the hell should I worry about how, how Clyde is gonna take Harris coming out of his coma?

And why the hell should you?

Hey. Kayla. So you were here when Harris opened his eyes? Yeah, I was. And, um, he looked at me for a while. But he didn’t say anything? No. Let me see. Okay. Uh, Harris. Harris. Can you open your eyes for me?

There you go. There you go. Do you know who I am? Kayla. That’s right. I am. And you, Detective Michaels. Are back. Thank God. Where

am I? What’s going on? You’re in the hospital. You are safe. And you’re in good hands.

What happened? You don’t remember?

You were shocked, and you’ve been in a coma quite some time. Gave us all quite a scare. God, what is

taking so long? Kayla’s probably got a hundred tests she’s gotta run. Yeah, well surely someone could come out and tell us what’s happening. They got protocols. Look, I gotta get going, okay? So why don’t you just text me if you hear anything. Okay, are you kidding? Don’t leave. Yeah, don’t leave. How about if nobody goes anywhere?

Good, your breathing is stabilized. How do you feel? Mostly tired. A little woozy. Definitely better, though. What happened to me? Well, I think you had a panic attack. Have you ever dealt with claustrophobia before? Not that I remember nothing like this, that’s for sure.

Thank you for talking me down. Anytime.

You remember when I was in total claustrophobic panic mode? And you told me that you weren’t going anywhere. I’m not. Yeah. You kind of don’t have a choice. It’s true. Yeah, but even if I did have a choice, there’s no place I’d rather be than just wherever you are. Indeed.

Uh, well, Stephanie and I and Grace. We were, we were at the Brady Pub waiting for, um, Jada to arrive. Yeah, and I suggested that we have a double date with Jada and Rafe. So that they could meet Everett. Um, Jada. So that Jada could Anyway, uh, Rafe already had. Well, she was, she was later than, than the three of us.

And, um, when she came in and she saw me, Uh, she just, uh, just totally lost it, you know. Um, she was very angry. Enraged, you might say. Uh, you know, she thought that I was her ex husband. She accused me of lying, um, went on about how I, How I cheated on her and, and nothing that I said could convince her that I, that I wasn’t her ex.

Jada and I, we grew up together. Our parents were all friends. And we just recently started getting close. So she told me about her ex. How she’d been terribly hurt by him. She’d found out that he cheated on her. They got in a really big fight, apparently. And after she served him with divorce papers. He disappeared.

Mm hmm. So when she became so angry, how did you react? When she was very confrontational, as I said, and, of course, you know, I was, I was totally thrown. Um, I was upset. Wow. But it’s funny, as, as she was hurling these insults at me, and, and telling me what a horrible, deceitful person that I was, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, you know?

And then, and then she, she showed up. At my, at my door with a, um, A, uh, a fingerprint scanner. Oh. And did that confirm that you were Robert Stein?

I mean, I don’t,

I don’t know how That could be possible, you know, I mean I feel like, uh, I feel like I’m losing my mind. Or maybe I’ve, I’ve already lost it, I don’t know. I swear to you, my name is Everett Lynch, I don’t even know who Robert Stein is.

Stephanie, you said that you and Everett were in a relationship several years ago? Yes, when we were both living in Seattle. And that ended. Why was that?

Everett left one day to go to work and didn’t come back. I thought he’d disappeared on me, ghosted me. But it turns out he was in an accident. I see. A very serious accident, which left him in a coma. I didn’t know that. Until a few months ago, when he came to Salem and found me.

So you have no memory of ever being Bobby Stein? No. Absolutely not. And I don’t ever recall being married. And, uh,

the woman, I don’t ever remember Dr. Evans, how is it possible that Everett remembers some things but not others? He remembers me, and his life as Everett Lynch, but not his ex wife. Well, that is possible in some cases. I mean, it’s possible that Everett had dissociative amnesia. Or traumatic amnesia. Those things happen with PTSD.

What, from the, from the accident? Yes. So it really is possible that, after the accident, Everett’s brain turned off the memories of being Robert Stein? Yes, that’s possible.

I mean, uh, just when I thought I was getting my life back together with the woman that I love. Just when I thought that the nightmare Of that accident of being trapped in an unconscious state for a year, being separated from Stephanie, just when I thought all of that was behind me and I could finally start living the life that I’ve always wanted to live.

Then I find out

Go on. I mean, is it possible? Could it be true that, that, that I’m not who I thought I was? That I’m, that I’m someone who, who cheated on his wife? Who lied to her? Was, was cruel to her? Could it be true that That I Am Bobby Stein?

Well, it’s probably pretty late. I don’t think I’ll be able to go to sleep. What about you? Definitely not. I guess we could swap stories from the past. What kind of stories? Anything. You know, you haven’t really shared that much of your childhood with me. There’s not much to tell. I mean, I, I was, I was born in Hong Kong, as you know.

And then I lived, I lived there for about six years. And then we moved to India for my father’s business. What was that like? Uh, you know, it was a tough adjustment at first. But I grew to love it. I mean, you know, I was a tomboy back then, and I was pretty athletic, and I preferred hanging out with the guys.

Well, you know, we can be pretty fun, us guys. Yeah, I definitely thought so at the time.

And then there was this one guy, Samir. He ended up being my best friend. And when we went rock climbing, and then he taught me how to skateboard. He was an amazing skateboarder. No, I’m serious. Like, he did all sorts of tricks. Like the dolphin flip and the double kickflip. Wow, so was Samir your first crush by chance?

Uh, I was nine, Tripp. Wow, an older man. He was older, yeah, but That was, anyway, that was a long time ago and far away, so Now it’s your turn to tell me more about your childhood. Let me, uh, let me save that for another time. It’s mostly kind of sad, and I think right now we should really stick to the light hearted stuff, you know?

Okay. Um, then how about you tell me a funny story? From like med school days or whatever. Hmm, okay, funny. Okay, med school. Um Okay, I got one. Okay. I was in my second year of med school. I was doing my hospital rotations. Uh huh. And I asked this patient who was complaining about dizziness if she had ever been diagnosed with vertigo.

Her daughter immediately chimed in right away and was like, no, no, no, no, no. She’s a Libra. She was joking, right? No, no, no. She was dead serious. Oh, yeah. Oh, and this, uh, one time This patient came in and she had good news and bad news. Okay. Yeah, and she said, okay. The wonderful medicine that works for my ears, you have no idea.

My ears are clear now. And I said, oh, that’s great. That’s fantastic. Yeah. She said, yeah, but they tasted terrible. Oh, no. Yeah. Oh. She actually swallowed her own eardrops. Yeah, but she felt better, so I mean, whatever. Oh! Oh, and this happened recently, this, uh, uh, I was examining this patient, this sweet, sweet elderly woman who was kind of flirting with me.

Right. And, uh, I lean in to check her eyes. And she looks at me, and she says, very coyly, she says, You look like my third husband. And I said, Wow, third? Okay, well, how many have you had? She said, Two. Wow. Yeah. I love that. I love you. I love you so much. Rafe, um, what’s going on with Harris? Well, he opened his eyes.

And, uh, Kayla’s in there with him now. Okay, look, Ava, I’m sorry, but I really gotta get back to work. Okay, wait, no, no, no. I texted with Elliot. Everything is fine at the bistro. Yeah, I think it’s a good idea that you both stick around, in case Harris has anything to say. Hey. Hey, Caleb. How is he? Well, he’s awake.

He’s talking. His vitals are good. He’s talking. Stefan, he’s talking. Can I see him? Yes, but please keep it short. Yeah, will do. Okay, thank you.

It’s good to have you back, man. Thanks. It’s good to be back. Yeah. Please tell me we got Clyde. No. I wish I could say that. But we’re close. I’ll leave you two alone. Just push the call button if you need anything. Thank you. Can, can you open the blinds for me, please? Oh, absolutely.

You gonna fill me in on what happened? Well, I promised Kayla that I wouldn’t wear you out, so Come on, Rafe, please. Alright, fine. I’ll give you the short version.


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Okay. Alright, so I have regaled you with numerous late night school stories. So now it is your turn. My turn? Okay. Uh, let’s see. Actually, I I can’t really think of anything right now, I’m sorry. No, no, that’s, that’s okay. It’s just, I’m trying so hard to be tough about this. You know, to be brave.

But I’m not really succeeding at the moment. I’m scared.

Aren’t you? No. No, I’m not. I’m, uh, I’m angry is what I am. Outraged, actually. No, no. I’m not enjoying our accommodations, obviously. But, uh, no, I, I know that we’re gonna be okay. I know that we’re going to be rescued, and we’re going to be found very soon, okay? And, I’m so grateful that if I am stuck in a beer tank, at least I’m with the person that I love most as well.

I’m grateful for that too. And I’m also grateful that even though you really are scared, You’re acting all brave and tough for me. Okay, yeah, sort of an act, but, uh, what’s the expression, you know, fake it till you make it, right? Right. Right. Well, you’re pretty good at that. I’m impressed. So, you want to give me any tips?

Well, smiling like you are right now, it’s a good start.

At this point, we’re just gathering information. So let’s not get ahead of ourselves with conjecture. I understand. So what’s the next step? Well, I’d like to get a release for you to sign so I can get your medical records from Seattle. Of course. Will you be requesting records for Everett Lynch or Robert Stein?

I think both, if that’s alright with you. Yeah, sure. Okay. Right back.

I don’t know what’s going on here, Stephanie, but I, I swear to you, Robert Stein, he is a stranger to me.

I don’t know what to believe right now. Well, believe this. I love you. I would never hurt you.

This is a lot for both of us to process. Right now I think it’s best that we just wait and see what the doctors say.

And what if, um, what if, what if something’s terribly wrong? You know, like, physically, I mean, what if, um, what if I have like a brain tumor? You just had a CAT scan. They would have found if you had a brain tumor. Let’s not borrow trouble, okay? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.

All I know is, um,

I don’t know if, if I can I’ll totally be alone right now.

You won’t be. I promise I’ll be there for you. What do

you think Harris is saying to him? Not much from what I can tell. Looks like Rafe’s doing most of the talking. Yeah, come on Rafe. I need to know what happened with Clyde. Yeah, I’m gonna fill you in on all that. First, we need to talk about what happened to you. Kayla said, I was shot. Yeah. I’m assuming you know something about that.

I do. Yeah. Um, it happened at the bistro loading dock. Bistro.

Okay, Kayla didn’t mention that. Alright, well, we were there to meet someone, apparently. We need to find out who that someone was.

Harris, you don’t know who did this to you, you don’t know who shot you.

Thank you. Now that you have assigned their releases, I can begin to familiarize myself with your information. Right. All right. Do you have old friends or, or family members who might be able to fill in some of the blanks for us? Uh, my old editor and, uh, a reporter buddy I, I used to hang out with in Seattle.

Good. And also, when you’re talking to them, they might trigger something, uh, in you, some memory you’d forgotten. I mean, if that happens, please. Call my office at once. Will do. And please do stop by and make a follow up appointment. I think we should start sessions as soon as possible. Oh. You’re a psychiatrist.

Yes. And I’m also going to contact a neurologist. I think it’s important that we have as much information, psychological again, neurologically, as we can about your case, in order to Give you the best diagnosis. Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I, I, um, I understand. And, in your experience, I know you can’t say definitively, but, uh, when you’ve dealt with this sort of an issue, do you think it’s possible that I’ll remember those parts of my life that my, my brain seems to have completely deleted?

I can’t guarantee that. But of course, it’s what we’re all hoping for, isn’t it?

So this, baking it till you make it, is um, actually working better than I thought it would. And I’m gonna sound like a really nerdy doctor here, but the reason is because when you smile, your brain releases these tiny molecules called neuropeptides, and they, uh, help fight off stress. And then later on, other neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins and serotonin, they all come into play later on.

Okay. Okay. So in layman’s terms, smiling can trick you into feeling happier. Right. And on an even happier note, at least we know people are probably looking for us by now. Since I missed my hospital shift. Yeah, and since I’ve missed at least one work day at the police station. Yeah, and our mom is probably going crazy with worry.

She’s probably having my dad work his ass off trying to find us. But how would people know to look for us here? Yeah, that, I, uh, I don’t know. Pretty desolate area. Yeah, the old brewery by the airport. Tripp, it seems the only way we’re going to get out of here is if we find a way out ourselves. I know, but we’ve already tried to escape out of all the obvious ways we’re going to think outside the box.

Yeah, we are. And with big smiles on our faces, right? Right. Because we believe we can do this. Because we are clever, and resourceful, and you Are incredibly strong, and valiant, and fearless, and, and intrepid. How am I doing? You’re doing great, I don’t even think you’re faking it anymore. Actually, I’m not. No, I’m feeling genuinely positive right now.

Okay, so what we need is a strategy. Like a brilliant one. Like MacGyver? Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. Alright, what would MacGyver do? Yeah, Ava’s

been hanging around here pretty much ever since this happened to you. I finally let her in to see you. Before you opened your eyes. What about Stefan? Oh yeah, he’s been here too. As you can see. Well, I told them both to hang out. At least until I got your statement. He must be questioning him about the night he was shot.

Yeah, he probably is. Look, Ava, as much as I’d like to stay here and support you, I really need to get going. Again with Stefan? What is with the rush to leave? Because I got a lot going on, okay? Standing around here in this hospital clueling my thumbs when I got a million things to do is making me kind of nuts.

Yeah, I have noticed. You’ve had one foot out the door ever since you showed up here, even though Rafe told us to stay put. Come on. Stefan, talk to me. What’s got you so restless? Ava, it’s just It’s just what?

It’s Clyde. He made me.

Oh, hey, Ronnie. Hey, Emily. How’s Harris? Well, he’s out of his coma. Oh, thank heaven. Yeah, yeah. I mean, he’s still weak, of course, but we expect a full recovery. I’m so pleased. Yeah. Hey, listen, I just wanted to thank you for jumping in with Everett. It was my pleasure. Yeah, I mean, I was going to call you in on the case anyway as soon as I finished the initial evaluation.

But then, uh, you know, Harris waking up, everything just proceeded so quickly. Yeah. Well, I’m glad I was available. Yeah. But what did you think? Oh, I, gosh, I’d have to have a lot more information before I could make a reasonable diagnosis. Right, of course. But the CT scan did confirm about the previous TBI.

But, you know, I scanned the whole thing and I just don’t see any explanation for the memory loss. I don’t either. Well, do you think there’s a chance that he doesn’t have amnesia? That he could be faking it?

You’re awfully quiet.

Just taking everything in. It’s all either of us can do right now. Until we find out the truth about who you really are and what happened to you.

Jada deserves answers too.

Hello? Yes, this is C. Now? Uh, yeah, I’ll be there as soon as I can.

That was the police. They, uh, They want me to come down to the station right away.

My god, you’re back. Can you get this out of here? Shut up and listen. I’m calling the shots here. Johnson, you’re gonna record a little message for mommy. Yeah, what if I don’t?

The girl has no value to us. You know that, right? Yeah, I’ll do whatever you want. Take this. It’s all set to record. You’re gonna read exactly what’s written on the piece of paper in that envelope. And no funny business, Johnson. You’re gonna read exactly what is written. Not one word more, or one word less.

Got it. Rafe, um,

how’s Harris? What’s going on? He’s pretty sore. He’s in a fair amount of pain. I didn’t want to tire him out, but I did ask him about the shooting. And? And he Has no idea who shot him. I told him there’s evidence that points to Xander, but He couldn’t confirm it. So In short, he has no idea who tried to kill him.

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[ House creaking ]

[ Suspenseful music ]

Sheila: Tonight, you die, steffy.

Deacon: Have you seen sheila?

Waitress: Like recently?

Deacon: Yeah.

Waitress: No, sorry.

Deacon: Where the hell are you?

Sheila: She attacked me!

Steffy: Do not listen to her.

Sheila: I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made terrible mistakes. But do I deserve to die? Wants me gone. She wants your mother dead. Not behind bars, but dead!

Hope: Is it bad? Whatever you’re working on? Because the expression on your face is…

Finn: Oh, my god. Come in.

Hope: Now a good time to talk? Because it seems like there’s something weighing on you.

Finn: Um, yeah. My wife.

Deacon: Hey.

Liam: Hi.

Deacon: You, uh, here for a drink?

Liam: Uh, takeout. Although, I guess I gotta few minutes ’til it’s ready.

Deacon: Good, take a seat. Drink’s on me.

Liam: Thank you.

Deacon: I just, uh, want you to know there’s no hard feelings, liam. You know, about you and hope. I really do wish you the best.

Liam: Ah, uh, I appreciate that.

Deacon: Good. You wanna stay here and eat?

Liam: Uh, you know, I would. Uh, not a big fan of, uh, dining in here lately. Uh, just because sheila’s your star waitress, you know?

Deacon: Well, you’re not gonna have to worry about that because she’s not here tonight.

Liam: Oh. Weekly psychopath’s anonymous meeting?

Deacon: Actually, I don’t know where she is.

Hope: Something’s going on with steffy. Look, I– I don’t wanna get in the middle, but if, I don’t know, if there’s anything I can do to help.

Finn: Thanks, that’s– that’s– that’s really sweet, but you’re at the hospital. I should be the one helping you. Is everything okay?

Hope: Oh, yeah, I was just, uh, on my way to the hospital pharmacy to pick up some allergy drops for douglas, and I was walking by your door, and you seemed a little intense, so…

Finn: Huh.

Hope: What’s going on? You said it had to do with steffy?

Finn: Yeah, with steffy. And sheila.

[ Rattling ]

[ Wind whistling ] ( )

Hope: Steffy punched sheila.

Finn: Not unprovoked. Sheila shoved steffy first.

Hope: Okay, but sheila shouldn’t be anywhere near the kids.

Finn: I agree. She’s too dangerous. But.

Hope: But?

Finn: I don’t like that steffy confronted sheila.

Hope: Why, because she’s your birth mother, and you don’t feel like it’s steffy’s place?

Finn: It has nothing to do with that. It’s about wanting to know that steffy is safe. That she’s being smart. And getting in sheila’s face and punching her, I mean, how do you think that’s gonna end? I don’t want steffy saying or doing anything to incite her. And look, I am not defending her. She had no right to interact with kelly at all, period. But like it or not, sheila’s been living a pretty peaceful, quiet life. She’s working as a waitress. She’s been staying away. She hasn’t tried to inject herself into my world. It’s– it’s been pretty good. Good considering sheila’s past. So, why poke the bear?

Hope: So, you’re afraid that steffy has overstepped and potentially awoken the sleeping sociopath that is sheila carter?

Liam: Okay. Whoa! I mean, there… no wonder you don’t have any idea where sheila is. She’s probably off somewhere licking her wounds.

Deacon: I never should’ve said a word.

Liam: No, don’t say, no, you absolutely should have. And I’m grateful that you did, because this involves my daughter, deacon. Kelly could’ve gotten hurt.

Deacon: Kelly was never in any danger and steffy had no business getting in sheila’s face like that.

Liam: She had no business? No business? How many times has steffy told sheila, stay away from me, stay away from my family?

Deacon: That’s exactly what she’s doing. She’s just– you know, she’s focusing on other things. She’s focusing on me and our relationship, on this restaurant, her work here. And most importantly, she’s focusing on bettering herself. Look, I don’t expect you to believe it.

Liam: I don’T. I don’t believe it. Nobody believes it. Nobody.

Deacon: It doesn’t matter. You know, I’ve had a front-row seat to watch her progress.

Liam: Okay, all right, how– you– you can buy into the whole sheila’s changed narrative all you want. You just don’t get to expect anybody else to.

Deacon: I don’t expect it, liam, but it’s still true.

Liam: What if you’re wrong? What if you’re sacrificing your relationship with your daughter for a woman who probably doesn’t give a crap about you?

Deacon: That’s not my intention.

Liam: Do you really think that you’re not pushing her away right now?

Deacon: Liam, I love hope and my grandkids.

Liam: Prove it. Do something about it. Kick sheila to the curb, because you’re standing here, and you’re telling me that you don’t know where sheila is five minutes after telling me that she’s new and improved. Obviously, the fact that you don’t know where she is concerns you as much as it concerns me. It’s because you’re worried that she might be reverting back to her old, evil ways. Known for following your dreams.

Liam: I mean, it does worry you, doesn’t it? Not knowing where sheila is right now?

Deacon: What do you want me to say, liam? I mean, she’s a free woman. She can come and go as she pleases. All right, look, uh, the truth is that she’s been slipping away a lot lately.

Liam: I’m sorry, slipping? Slipping away?

Deacon: It used to be that, you know, she would… she’d hang out with me upstairs when it wasn’t her shift, you know? And now it’s like, I go to my apartment, I don’t know if she’s gonna be there or not.

Liam: Okay, do you ask her where she’s been?

Deacon: It’s a bit mysterious.

Liam: Oh, god, it’s not mysterious. She’s probably over at steffy’s house stalking them.

Deacon: No, no, don’t– don’t think that, all right? She has sworn that she wouldn’t bother either one of them.

Liam: Deacon, today. What about today?

Deacon: That was completely different. Kelly came into her space. Steffy, too. And besides, I asked her about her little disappearing acts. And she claims that she has been meeting someone from her past.

Liam: Oh, yeah, no, yeah, no, that tracks. I’m sure plenty of people from sheila’s past have just been clamoring to reconnect.

Deacon: That’s a point well taken.

Liam: The only– the only thing about sheila’s past that she gives a damn about is the child that she gave up. She’s obsessed. Obsessed with being in finn and hayes’ life and with getting steffy out of it.

Hope: So, that’s basically what you’re saying, right? I mean, if steffy provoked sheila, then… you still think she’s a threat.

Finn: I mean, I wish I didn’t, but yeah. I’m not just gonna take her word for it that she’s somehow reformed.

Hope: You shouldn’T. I mean, I don’t buy it. I don’t think she’s capable. She should still be in prison.

Finn: That’s exactly where she should be. And I know how much that angers steffy. Not just for what she’s done to us, but for everything that has happened to her over the years. I mean, my god, losing your mother for most of your childhood because of sheila? That’s traumatic enough. But then to go through what she did in that alley? Seeing me shot, thinking that I’m dead, and then have sheila turn the gun on her? I mean, I’m sure steffy has ptsd from that experience.

Hope: Anyone would. I mean, that’s not something you just get over. But I don’t know, it just seems like there’s something specific about it that’s bothering you.

Finn: Ah, it’s just something else that she said and I’m just, I’m just struggling to understand it.

Hope: Okay. Try me. What did she say?

Finn: Steffy said that the only way that she will ever truly feel free of sheila is if she were dead.

Steffy: [ Whispers ] Sheila? Sheila, is that you? Bombas makes absurdly comfortable underwear.

Finn: Human life is valuable. It’s important. Even for someone as horrible as sheila. Maybe… maybe there is some potential. Not that I want her anywhere around me, but if she spent some time in a prison and maybe had time to repent, I don’t know. But seeing it from steffy’s pspective, yeah, I can see how she thinks that that’s the best solution. And what sheila has done to her is unimaginable.

Hope: You’re a good husband. The fact that you are trying to see it from steffy’s perspective, but at the same time, I can also tell that it… it did disturb you. Steffy saying that about the woman who brought you into this world, I mean, that still hurts to hear. That she wants her dead.

Deacon: I specifically told sheila to stay away from steffy and finn, and I believe her. I believe she heard me. Besides, why would she jeopardize the life that she’s building?

Liam: The life with you?

Deacon: Yeah.

Liam: Deacon, brother. Whatever it is that you’ve got going on with sheila, you and I both know she wouldn’t hesitate for a second to kick it to the curb if it meant having a relationship with her son. That is the single most important thing in her whole life. And guess who she thinks is standing in the way of that right now? Steffy.

[ Cell phone rings ]

Steffy: Hey.

Finn: Hey, I’m, uh, I’m just checking in. I hope you’re relaxing after everything that went down today. Got a warm bath running, about to open a bottle of wine.

Steffy: Quite the opposite, actually. Nothing relaxing about this night.

Finn: What do you mean?

Steffy: The wind’s really picked up after you left.

Finn: Oh, yeah?

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, it’s pretty crazy outside. The power went out.

Finn: Oh, what, so you’re in the dark? Did you light some candles?

Steffy: I’m– I’m looking for them right now. I mean, thank god the kids aren’t here. It’s pretty creepy not having any power.

Finn: Nah, I bet.

Steffy: Will you please come home soon? I– I really, really need you right now.

Finn: I won’t be long. I’ll be holding you in my arms.

Steffy: Yeah, sounds like heaven. I love you.

Finn: Love you too.

Steffy: Bye. Sheila. I know it’s you. Get out. You stay– you stay away from me. You stay the hell away from me. I told you never come back here. Get out! Get out of my house! I’ll do it. I’ll do it!

[ Sheila grunting ]

[ Sheila coughing ]

[ Steffy shuddering ]

[ Sheila coughing ]

[ Sheila exhaling ]

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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?

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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 ]

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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 Transcript Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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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?



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]




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?


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


[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.


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.


I’m sorry this is happening to you.


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.



[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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


See you.


[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.


[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.



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.


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, 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?



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.


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?



I’ll shut up.

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

[tense music]


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]


[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.



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.


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.


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.


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]


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.


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.


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.


[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.



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.


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.



I’ll see you bright and early.

I’ll see you.


Get some sleep.



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?


He never showed up for work tonight.

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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.


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, 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.


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?


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.



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


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.

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

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.



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–


–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.



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. Oh.

So who cuts the cake?

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

Shall we?


If you wouldn’t mind, sir.

Not at all.


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.



Sorry to interrupt, Doctor.


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.


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, OK, never mind.


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]


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.


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?


Good night, Maggie.

[guitar strumming]

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

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


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.



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?


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]


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.


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.


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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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.

[ Phones chiming ]

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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attack a year ago.

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.

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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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