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Sally: Thank you, sir.

Adam: My pleasure. So, what are we thinking? Thinking old favorites or something adventurous off the specials list?

Sally: Food can wait. You said you had news.

Adam: Uh, I do, indeed.

Sally: So?

Adam: It’s a surprise for later.

Sally: Come on, adam. Seriously? I mean, you can’t leave me in suspense like that. I’m never going to make it through the appetizer.

Adam: Patience is a virtue.

Sally: To heck with that. Is it a vacation? A weekend getaway? Hopefully someplace warm?

Adam: Uh, we can do that too, but no.

Sally: Okay, well, it’s news. Big enough to keep a secret. Did you get me a puppy? A lamborghini?

Adam: Not even close.

[ Sally sighs ]

Sally: Oh, my god, my own private jet. Oh, my god. Honestly, adam, really, you– you shouldn’t have.

Adam: Good things come to those who wait.

Seth: You have a beautiful home, nikki.

Nikki: Oh, thank you. So, I have us set up in here with coffee. You take it black, right?

Seth: That’s good memory.

Nikki: Well, please sit down.

Seth: Oh, thank you. Thanks. And, uh, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me, nikki. I’ve been feeling just really bad about letting you down.

Nikki: Oh, seth, there’s no reason for you to feel that way. I mean, how could you have helped me maintain my sobriety when you couldn’t maintain yours?

Seth: Yeah. So, when I agreed to become your sponsor, I was– I was making a promise, you know, to be there for you. To help you kick the bottle no matter what it took. When I didn’t follow through, I just felt– I felt shattered. Yeah, that’S… well, I just– I mean, I took my first drink and here I am.

Nikki: So tell me, are you drunk right now? Or are you at that stage where you’re just maintaining a constant buzz?

Audra: Nate, it’s good to see you.

Nate: Good to see you too.

Audra: Is it? It’s a little hard to tell from your expression.

Nate: Oh, I’m surprised you’re not with tucker. You two seem to be joined at the hip lately. You know, for someone who’s trusted him, not trusted him, been his closest ally and plotted to take him down.

Audra: Look, I understand that’s how it must seem to you.

Nate: No, that’s how it is, audra. Confusing as hell. You’re all over the map with this guy. Do you love him? Do you hate him? Are you indifferent? I can’t keep track.

Audra: Well, fortunately, you don’t have to, since I can handle tucker all on my own.

Nate: Ah, if you say so.

Audra: As a matter of fact, he’ll be joining me soon. Can I buy you a cocktail while I wait?

Tucker: You’re the last person I expected to break into my room.

Ashley: Who’s at the top of the list? I’m intrigued.

Tucker: What do you want?

Ashley: I believe you. You’re right and I’m wrong. Hi, I’m sally.

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Tucker: What exactly are we talking about here? Because I’m right about a great many things.

Ashley: I’m talking about paris. The fight that ended us.

Tucker: Yeah, I kind of figured.

Ashley: I looked at the situation from every angle. I even went to paris to investigate.

Tucker: Right, and discovered that I bribed an entire waitstaff.

Ashley: It was kind of extreme. Like how I reacted to just about everything that happened.

Tucker: It’s funny, you’ve been so adamant that I’ve been gaslighting you out of spite. And making you question your own sanity.

Ashley: Yeah, it seemed like that’s how it was at the time.

Tucker: And now all of a sudden, here you are and I’m not this violent monster and you’re the one acting extreme.

Ashley: Better late than never.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: Wow, what a load of bull.

Ashley: What?

Tucker: You’ve been playing me this whole time, haven’t you? With this endless drama and now all of a sudden here you are so, so cool and in control. As if it were just a– a little misunderstanding. What the hell’s going on with you, ashley?

Audra: My neck’s getting stiff. Have a seat, why don’t you?

Nate: I’d rather avoid running into tucker.

Audra: Hm. He’s upstairs making calls. I imagine he’s gonna be a while. Sit.

Nate: You seem…

Audra: Happy? Maybe because I am.

Nate: Because of tucker?

Audra: You don’t believe me?

Nate: Well, considering how many times I’ve heard the frustration in your voice, your talks of using him, turning the tables?

Audra: Okay, and?

Nate: Are you really that cold and calculating, audra?

Audra: Hm… what do your instincts say?

Nate: That underneath all that scheming and naked ambition, lies a warm-hearted, vulnerable woman who just wants what we all want. To love and be loved back by someone she knows in her heart won’t hurt her.

Audra: That’s very sweet of you. And not far off the mark.

Nate: So, I’m completely baffled you’d go looking for that with mccall. He will let you down, audra. He is a user.

Audra: People change.

Nate: No, they don’T. Not really. Unless it serves them somehow.

Audra: Well, he’s not using me, and I’m not using him, and I must say, it’s lovely.

Nate: Such a brilliant woman, and yet…

Audra: Look, I know it’s a lot to ask, but could you be just a little bit happy for me? My eyes are wide open. Tucker and I are in love. And it’s the real thing.

Nate: And you believe it is reciprocated?

Audra: I know it is. We’re two of a kind, totally in sync. And it’s not just power, it’s not just work. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more.

Nate: Wow. I am fond of you, audra. Really, I am. And I’d hate to see you get hurt, but anyone who lets down their guard with tucker lives to regret it. Just ask devon, or ashley, or– or anyone else who’s had dealings with him. If you let yourself get in deep with this guy knowing what you know, then you’re a fool.

Audra: So then, not happy for me. Got it.

Nate: Hear me when I say, this is going to end badly. You will not be the exception that proves the rule. You’ll just be tucker mccall’s latest casualty. Do you really want that for yourself?

Audra: You know, you are wrong. Things are different this time. This is gonna work. Count on it.

Sally: So, how was your day?

Adam: Ah, it was good, for the most part.

Sally: What was the not-so-good part?

Adam: I’m kind of wishing that I, um, I hadn’t told you that there was news.

Sally: Really?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: Why?

Adam: Because the surprise that I had planned for you, uh, hit a little speed bump.

Seth: I’m not going to lie to you, nikki. I was in a really bad way when I called you.

Nikki: I’m sorry to hear that.

Seth: You were on my mind, so I thought I’d take a chance. I thought maybe talking to you, I don’t know, would help me snap out of it.

Nikki: Well, as I said on the phone, I– I can’t be your support system. My situation is too precarious.

Seth: Yeah, understood. You know, maybe I just needed to hear you say that, you know, you don’t blame me for failing you.

Nikki: You didn’t fail me. It was my decision to take a drink. You had no control over that. We can’t think of the weakness that this disease causes as a personal failing.

Seth: Yeah, I know. I know. You– you’re right.

Nikki: You stumbled. You fell. But you reached out. You were strong enough to ask for help and that’s a positive step.

Seth: Yeah, thanks to a friend, you know, someone else who wants to get sober.

Nikki: Oh, really? Who’s that? (Imitating chicken clucks)

Seth: I– I promised that I wouldn’t bring her up to you.

Nikki: Oh, so it’s a woman.

Seth: Can– can we just forget that I said anything?

Nikki: Well, I don’t mean to put you in an awkward position, but I would like to know who suggested you contact me.

Seth: It’s no one you know. You know, not well, anyway. It’s just someone from meetings who was surprised to hear that I’m not your sponsor anymore.

Nikki: And does this someone have a name?

Seth: She just wants to be anonymous, okay? And I have to honor her wishes. You can appreciate that, can’t you?

Sally: So, is this a little bump? Or…

Adam: Well, I’m sure that I can work things out, but, you know, maybe I should hold off on telling you until then.

Sally: Oh.

Adam: I can see you’re disappointed.

Sally: No, it– it– I mean, maybe like a little “oh, well”-ish. No, disappointed is reserved for when I think about my career.

Adam: Because the initial flurry of work hasn’t led to more?

Sally: Yeah. Chloe and I met and bounced around ideas on how to keep the company afloat, but, I don’t know, maybe sally spectra design is gonna have to do something bigger. Maybe going to pitch to chancellor-winters again.

Adam: Okay, but hasn’t chancellor-winters already had someone to do their design work?

Sally: Yes, but this time we would be going to them with an even bigger proposition. Asking them to be a financial backer. To take us on to the company and create a division.

Adam: Okay, don’t do that.

Sally: Why?

Adam: Just–

Sally: Do you not think that we can make a deal? Do you not have confidence in us?

Adam: No, it’s just the opposite, okay? I have infinite confidence in you and chloe. I just– I don’t want you going to chancellor-winters.

Sally: I don’t understand. What’s going on? Do you know something that I don’t know?

Victor: Well, hello.

Sally: Oh.

Adam: Hey.

Sally: Hi. You look well.

Victor: Hi, sally. Thank you. Son, I need the deal memo you’re working on by noon tomorrow, all right?

Adam: A day early.

Victor: There a problem?

Adam: No. No, that’s doable.

Victor: What about the redline on the franklin contract?

Adam: Uh, it’s not back from legal yet.

Victor: Well then, light a fire, all right? It’s time-sensitive. I need it.

Adam: Got it.

Victor: Okay. Thank you.

Adam: Anything else?

Victor: No, thank you. Nice to see you.

Sally: Nice to see you.

Victor: Let me have a double shot of tequila, please. Thank you.

Sally: I thought you and your father were getting along. Did something happen?

Audra: I’m not gonna argue with you about tucker. We’re building something incredible, okay? Something lasting. And I am confident with my choice. Look, I don’t expect you or anyone else to understand what he and I have together.

Nate: He is a psychologically abusive narcissist who steamrolls over anyone who gets in his way. You used to be able to see that. Now, you have complete trust in him. What did tucker promise you to lure you back into his orbit? Are you really that easily bought?

Audra: I am very close to slapping you.

Ashley: I had an awakening. I did. I really did. I mean it. Everything you said about me is true. I have a fear of commitment. And I have a hard time trusting people, specifically men. So, I exaggerated things and made you the villain in my story. Not to say that you’re blameless in what happened.

Tucker: I know that I’m not blameless, ashley. I’ve always accepted my role in what happened.

Ashley: And it wasn’t as intense as I made it out to be. There was no broken glass, no thrown chair. It was upsetting, but never violent.

Tucker: And why now? Why tell me this? Why break into my room now to tell me this?

Ashley: I really want to let go of the past. I’m desperate to be free of all this rage and this confusion.

Tucker: It’s starting to make a little more sense to me now. I think you’re forcing yourself to say all this, right? Because it’s the cleanest way to make the break from me. It’s a clever tactic. There’s just one hitch. I told myself I was ok

Ashley: You asked me why I came to see you and I told you.

Tucker: Except that it’s a lie. You don’t believe any of it. Which is why it won’t last.

Ashley: I see.

Tucker: These strong emotions you mentioned. Maybe they’ll subside for a minute, but they’re not gonna go anywhere. They’re gonna fester and burn inside you, and then you’re gonna have to let them out. And you’re gonna hate me.

Ashley: No, no–

Tucker: Yes, you’re gonna hate me, and you’re going to blame me for something else. And around and around and around we’ll go.

Ashley: I do not agree with that. I had an epiphany. Because of a fender bender.

Tucker: What?

Ashley: I know. 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 made– 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. Ashley, please.

Ashley: It’s the truth.

Tucker: Please stop. Would you just–

Ashley: What?

Tucker: Would you please cut this crap out?

Ashley: What crap?

Tucker: The animosity you have shown me lately, it doesn’t just vanish. You’re doing one of two things: You’re either brainwashing yourself, like I said, or you’re setting me up for something. Either way, this conversation is over. Get the hell out of my room.

Nate: Go ahead and slap me if it’ll make you feel better, but it won’t change my mind. If you let yourself get in deep with this guy–

Audra: Why do you care, one way or the other?

Nate: Because I thought we were friends.

Audra: Hm.

Nate: Was I wrong, audra? Or were you using me to goad tucker? Or as a fallback plan? Or both?

Audra: Don’t flatter yourself.

Nate: Let’s hope I’m wrong for your sake and you get everything you want out of this deal. Silver lining, you’re no longer planning to take tucker down. I never thought that was a workable plan. But you’ve traded one risk for another.

Audra: Yes, you’ve made your opinion clear.

Nate: I only want what’s best for you, audra. And I mean that. But I don’t see how this ends without you getting your heart broken.

Audra: That’s the difference between you and me, nate. You’ve been burned before, and it’s made you weary. I’ve been burned, and it’s made me fearless.

Adam: I asked my dad to revisit the idea of giving you a design division under the newman umbrella.

Sally: That’s your big surprise? Why would you do that?

Adam: Because it’s a smart business move, okay? Even nick agrees with that.

Sally: You talked to nick about this before asking me? Adam, what if this isn’t something that I want?

Nikki: I can see how important it is for you to not betray this woman’s trust. I value privacy too, so I will respect that.

Seth: All right. Yeah. You know, she gave me a lot of great advice too. I was telling her how bad I messed up by trying to be her sponsor when I was kind of teetering on the edge myself.

Nikki: And what did she say?

Seth: She told me that I shouldn’t assume that you hate me or blame me for what happened. That I should give you credit, you know, for– for being compassionate.

Nikki: And that’s when she urged you to contact me?

Seth: Yeah, exactly. And I’m so glad I did because I feel so much better now that we talked.

Nikki: Okay, again, I can’t be your support system. Not at this stage of my recovery.

Seth: I 100% understand that, nikki.

Nikki: Okay, good.

Seth: You know, maybe– maybe we can at least be friends again. Coarse hair

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Seth: See, the thing is, I’ve been drinking out of guilt and shame. Feeling so horrible about just falling apart and leaving you in the lurch when you needed me the most.

Nikki: No, no, no, you mustn’t think that way. That’s too much responsibility for me. You were the one who decided to drink again. I had nothing to do with it.

Seth: Yeah, that’s– that’s true.

Nikki: Although, I can see why you might have thought you would harm me somehow. I mean, I felt it was my fault when you stumbled because you watched me fail over and over.

Seth: I mean, whatever it is that triggered me to fall back in the puddle again, it was absolutely not your doing.

Nikki: Well, I appreciate you saying that. Now, as far as this idea of remaining friends while we’re still struggling, I don’t know if that would be good for either of us. I mean, most likely we would end up being drinking buddies instead of actual friends, don’t you agree?

Seth: Well, look, you know, it– it depends what we’re drinking, right?

Nikki: Well, today it’s coffee, but tomorrow, who knows?

Seth: Yeah, who knows? One day at a time, nikki, right? As far as what it’ll do for me, I mean, I plan on making amends.

Nikki: While you’re still drinking?

Seth: You know, I mean, you gotta start somewhere.

Nikki: Seth, please hear what I’m saying. I’m fighting my own battle. I feel for you, I really do. But I don’t know that us being in touch right now is a good idea.

Seth: Oh. Well, then why– why did I– I mean, this is–

Nikki: I know, I know, I agreed to meet you today, but that’s not to say we should make a habit of it.

Seth: Okay, fair enough. I won’t push. You need to do whatever’s right for you.

Nikki: The most important thing is that you get rid of any guilt where I am concerned. That’s in the past. You need to move forward. Get a real sponsor and keep it going.

Seth: Yeah, that’s– that’s exactly what I plan on doing, you know? And it’s what I need from you, just a little bit of forgiveness, so I can move past all these bad feelings I’ve been holding onto and– and, you know, start fresh.

Nikki: Seth, you need to forgive yourself, okay? You need to get to a meeting tonight, if at all possible. If you are truly serious about getting sober again, do 90 meetings in 90 days.

Seth: Yes, those are both great ideas and I– I swear I’m gonna go as often as I can.

Nikki: Okay, good.

Seth: It’s just, you know if only to show you that I– I can pull myself together. You know, that’s– that’s gonna be the ray of hope that’s gonna see me through.

Nikki: Well, I’ll admit I do miss our conversations.

Seth: Yeah? Me too. I don’t know, some– maybe a cup of coffee once in a while between friends?

Nikki: Okay, I’d like that.

Ashley: Hopefully, I’ll be able to convince you someday.

Tucker: Convince me of what? I mean, what the hell difference does it make? What is it you’re after, please?

Ashley: I think you know.

Tucker: I have no idea, I’m telling you. I have no idea what this new bizarre game you’re playing is.

Ashley: I’m not playing a game. I just want peace.

Tucker: Yeah, you want peace. That makes sense. So, you broke into my room and ambushed me, for peace.

Ashley: I really hate what we’ve been putting each other through. And I hate that what we had, which was magnificent, I hate how that ended so abruptly. And I hate how I felt when you left me alone in that cafe in paris. Everybody staring at me, feeling sorry for me. It was so incredibly humiliating and overwhelming and I don’t want to ever feel that way again. I don’t want to feel that kind of pain and anger. I just don’t anymore. So, maybe we can see where things go. Is that so terrible? Why don’t you think about it? And then, you know, maybe we can talk sometime soon. Okay?

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Bye. Au revoir.

Tucker: Bye, ashley.

Nate: I believe you’ve mistaken recklessness for fearlessness. But I guess it’ll take getting burned again for you to learn the difference. I hope, for your sake, you do this time. Can I get an old fashioned?

Ashley: Let’s get something straight.

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Audra: Hello, ashley.

Ashley: Did you hear what I said?

Audra: You said you wanted to talk about something?

Ashley: I’ll talk. You listen.

Audra: Okay. Um, I’m not sure what we have to discuss.

Ashley: Well, this thing that you’ve got going on with tucker, it’s not gonna last. And I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but frankly, he’s out of your league.

Audra: Aw. You know, that sounds like something, um, a woman who’s still in love with him would say.

Ashley: Does it?

Audra: Yeah. Not to mention a little jealous and insecure.

Ashley: You don’t know the first thing about me, little girl, but if you want to psychoanalyze me, then you go ahead.

Audra: So, we’re insulting each other now? Okay, lady. It’s your party.

Ashley: You’re so cocky, aren’t you? So self-confident. At least on the outside. But while you’re busy convincing yourself that tucker belongs to you, this dynamic is changing.

Audra: What dynamic? What does that mean, exactly?

Ashley: You’ll see. Hi.

Tucker: And what are we up to now?

Ashley: Not much. Just catching up with your assistant. I’ll see you later.

Adam: Yes, I talked to nick. I mean, can you imagine the blowback if I tried to pitch this to our dad behind his back?

Sally: But you didn’t think that there would be any from me?

Adam: Sally, look. I was trying to be honest. And above board. Something I thought people would appreciate. But apparently, you and my brother have a problem with my methods.

Sally: No, what I have a problem with is you coming to me after the fact.

Adam: Okay, look. I– I understand why you feel I overstepped.

Sally: You absolutely did. Look, what– what made you even do this in the first place?

Adam: Okay, first of all, it’s great business for newman. And second, it would be great for you, too.

Sally: Based on what?

Adam: Sally, you just told me that your business hit a plateau already. You’re worried about finances enough that you’re thinking of going to chancellor-winter’s hat in hand, asking for an infusion of cash. Wouldn’t you rather come to newman and work more closely with me?

Sally: Axing nick out of my work situation completely?

Adam: Since the two of you broke up, you haven’t felt all that comfortable with having him as a sole backer. Wouldn’t this help you feel less guilty about that?

Sally: Why would it?

Adam: I’m guessing that newman would buy him out. He would get his investment back. You would be off the hook for owing him anything. It would be a lot cleaner that way.

Sally: Adam, that’s still my decision to make. And– and what– what exactly were you thinking, us working closer together? I mean, would you be my boss or–

Adam: What? No. No way.

Sally: Okay, then what would it be?

Adam: Okay, well, newman would strictly be the money for your enterprise. I’m not gonna be looking over your shoulder. I’m not gonna be second-guessing your design or your business decisions. Of course, you can always come to me for any kind of advice. That is a given. But I trust you to run your own shop. That’s why I support your vision.

Sally: You’re saying all the right things. That’s exactly what you do when you’re backed into a corner.

Adam: Come on.

Sally: No, adam.

Adam: Sally.

Sally: Adam, I’m not sold on this. I’m not. At all.

Adam: What can I say to you to convince you that this is a great idea?

Sally: Victor teased me with the possibility of handing me my own division, and then reneged after he knew very well that we walked away from a steady gig at chancellor-winters. I always assumed it was personal and intentional to screw me over and– and put me in my place, so what is stopping him from doing that again?

Adam: Do you know what’s going to stop him from doing that again? Me.

Sally: Look, adam, I appreciate you wanting to protect me. But how can you be successful with victor running the show? I’m assuming that’s the speed bump that you hit earlier, right? Victor turning you down flat because he doesn’t want me on his payroll. Not now or ever.

Adam: Look, this will be an actual offer, okay? On paper. No more of this verbal agreement stuff or leaving you in limbo. I will have protections put in place for you, I swear. And nick will too. In case I wasn’t clear, nick is very much a fan of this plan moving forward.

Sally: Honestly, that’s another issue altogether. I– I just– no, I’m not– I’m not convinced. Look, the point is, adam, you made a career choice for me without giving me the courtesy of coming to me about it first. This is my business, adam. My future. I would’ve called yesterday.

Adam: Look, I– I went about this the wrong way. Obviously. But my motives were pure. And I believe that this is a smart move for newman and for you. It’s definitely better than you going someplace else long-term. When victor made that handshake offer with you, you were willing to ditch chancellor-winters. Shouldn’t that tell you something? And I’m willing to bet if they actually gave you the money, they would definitely not be hands-off.

Sally: Well, you just have my whole future mapped out for me, don’t you? Once again, you know best.

Adam: Will you– will you give it some thought? And then we’ll talk? Once you’ve had some time to think it over, I think that you will see that this makes sense.

Sally: Not if victor doesn’t think it does.

Adam: He hasn’t nixed the idea. Just says he needs to think about it more and needs a little more time to consider it. Look, can we just let this play out? Try to keep an open mind?

Victor: There’s my sweetheart.

Nikki: Hi, darling. That didn’t take very long.

Victor: So– well, I wrapped up a few things that i had to deal with and then I came straight home. How did things go with that seth fellow?

Nikki: Ah, he just left. I– I think it went well.

Victor: Glad to hear that.

Nikki: He’s really been struggling, so I think it helped for him to talk to somebody.

Victor: Well, always helps to talk to people when things are troubling you.

Nikki: Yeah, I– I think I gave him some hope. By the time he left, I felt that I had done some good for him. At least I pointed him in the right direction.

Victor: Well, at least you feel you accomplished something, you know?

Nikki: Yeah, well, after all the help I’ve needed lately, it felt good to be on the giving end for a change.

Victor: You know, I can sense that you’re coming around now. Feeling good about yourself, I think, is the most important thing for your recovery.

[ Phone chiming ]

Tucker: Hey, I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long.

Audra: I managed to entertain myself.

Tucker: That dude does not like seeing us together.

Audra: Well, that’s too bad for him. Although, I’m much more interested in what’s going on with ashley.

Tucker: Yes, I could ask you the same question.

Audra: What did she say to you over there?

Tucker: Uh, that you and she were having a chat.

Audra: A chat.

Tucker: What about?

Audra: On my end, nothing. Although, ashley confronted me like a jealous lover warning me off her turf. You know, when a day ago she supposedly couldn’t stand the sight of you. So, what’s up with that?

Tucker: No clue. I’m as, uh, I’m as confused by it as you are.

Audra: Well, it had to come from somewhere. Did you run into her earlier? Did she say something to you then?

Tucker: No, this is the first time I’ve seen her this evening.

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 sonny, I have at least four people on standby that can do this. You don’t need me. I — listen, I need you to handle this directly. I need somebody I can trust. Will you do this for me or not? I live to serve. Your son to see you, boss. Which one? What do you mean, which one? Does it matter? I have so many ideas for the invader. Hey, are you sure that you can’t sit and brainstorm with me? I’m sorry, nina. I’m booked. Hello, laura. Hello. Robert. Have a seat. Well, since we all know why we’re here, we can get on with it. We’re here to discuss the consequences of… charlotte’s actions when stalking anna. We’re closed. Anna: Even for me? I got some tea and cookies for you guys. Oh, thank you. You didn’t need to go to any trouble. It’s no trouble at all. Now I will leave so you two can talk. Well, honey, why don’t you stay? I’m sure that whatever jordan has to say you can hear, right? Technically, you’re not allowed to hear what I’m about to say. What can I do for you, dante? You okay? Yeah. Why? Uh, diane seemed a little pissed off. And this isn’t the warmest welcome I’ve ever received from you, so, I mean, I can come back if you’re busy. No, no. I’ve just got a lot on my mind. What, like the olivia jerome killing? I read about that. I’m not gonna shed any tears. But I had nothing to do with that, if that’s what you’re implying. Actually, we think that the same people who killed olivia jerome are the same people who’ve been trying to kill you.


Well, as you know, laura, the da’s office must avoid all appearance of bias. Meaning what, exactly? Meaning that any familial ties to the mayor, minor age, injury incurred during the course of the crime negate the fact that there was a crime committed at all. Several, actually. She wasn’t in her right mind. You know that. I do appreciate the difficult position you’re in. So please just tell us what your office has decided. My office will not pursue any charges… at this time, provided that charlotte work with a court-ordered therapist, a thousand hours of community service, and three years of probation. We good? Sorry, commissioner, but the grill won’t open for another hour. I’m happy to leave word with the matre d’ if you’re looking for a table. Just let me know the number of people in your party and what time. I’m not here to dine. I’m here to offer you an opportunity to save lives. Possibly including your own. And why would you want to save me? I assure you that whatever you have to say will be kept in the strictest confidence. Nothing you say will ever leave this room. Well, I can’t provide all of the details, but there have been some developments in the investigation into the metro court pool shooting. Has the shooter been captured? No. Found? No. But we’re closer now that we know the shooter’s agenda. And we have a definitive answer to who the target was. Well, I already know the target wasn’t curtis. So who was it? Anna? Sonny? Babe. The shooter was aiming at sonny. And that’s a definitive? Well, we are as sure as we can be without a statement from the shooter. Unfortunately, sonny wasn’t the only target. Dad, we think the same person or people that took out olivia jerome are the same people that tried to take you out at the metro court pool and in puerto rico. We also think they’re responsible for the deaths of various other organized crime figures across the country. So olivia was next on the list. That’s right. We were operating under the assumption that it was a lone gunman, but they’re clearly not working alone, because olivia’s guards were ambushed by two men, part of a bigger group or an organization. Well, that tracks with what jagger cates told me. And he also advised me to watch my back. So you telling me there’s a possibility that somebody’s infiltrating my organization? Yeah, this is serious, dad. We got to find this traitor. You say that like there’s only one. Nina. Good afternoon. Hi, diane. The bartender should be back momentarily. Oh, not to worry. I’m not here to see him. I’m here to see you. You’ve been served. These are divorce papers.


The fbi and the pcpd are working together. We have reason to believe that the shooting is related to a series of attacks on organized crime figures across the eastern U.S. Look, I’m relieved to know that curtis wasn’t the target. But I’m still furious that he became collateral damage because somebody had a vendetta that had absolutely nothing to do with him. I understand the feeling. Jordan, I appreciate the update. Actually, I’d begun to look into things myself. Really? What’d you come up with? Well, I didn’t get too far. I, um, had to pause ’cause I underwent surgery. Understandable. He’s been focused on his treatment. How is the recovery coming? There’s definitely progress. I’m glad to hear that. I told you that I would keep you in the loop, so that’s why I shared this information. I know that staying on the sidelines isn’t how you operate, but now that you’ve mentioned you’re working on the case, maybe it’s time I speak to anna about making you a more active part of the investigation. I can’t imagine why I’d be in danger. Clearly, I’m not the man I once was. Oh, yeah. You consider yourself reformed, mr. Renault. But I’m not sure that everyone else feels the same way. Your former life does put you at risk. In fact, who’s to say you’re not the next target? Then I shall rely on god to be my protector, not the, uh, pcpd. Okay. And what about all the other would-be targets or collateral victims? Will your conscience — will it be at peace with their deaths, knowing that you didn’t do everything in your power to stop this violence? God helps those who help themselves, ms. Devane. And I am not in the business of saving lives. That’s your job. I’m just trying to save a few souls. Oh, really? That’s a very lofty goal. It’s all I got. So, I happen to know that you’ve maintained contact with your religious acolytes at pentonville. I go there twice a week. The new warden has seen the wisdom of allowing me to continue my ministry. I want to make a proposition to you. That this is a win-win situation, because you are perfectly placed to use your influence at the prison. Let’s just speak plainly, commissioner, okay? Because you’re not concerned about my ministry or about the men who turn to me in search of a pathway to salvation. You’re asking me to exploit the very people who look to me for guidance. Am I right? 1,000 hours of community service and three years probation? I think maybe charlotte should go to court. I think a judge would give her a more lenient sentence, certainly more reasonable. But we are very grateful that charlotte isn’t going to face detention of any sort, really. I want you to know, though, she is already in therapy. I’m aware. That was factored into the decision. When it comes to juveniles, my office likes to pursue a direction of reformation over punishment. Victor manipulated charlotte. Victor was her grandfather and an adult. She was a kid. She didn’t know any better. But you, on the other hand… uh, you know, I think it’s time for me to get to my next appointment. Um, by the way, thank you very much for your fairness and your consideration in this matter. I’m really grateful, but I should be going. I really should be going. Hey, you know what? Why don’t you, uh, walk out with me? No, you go on ahead. I’ve got more business. I’ll be in touch, laura. I look forward to it. Okay, you’ve done your professional duty. Now’s your chance to get personal. The terms are very simple. It’s a 50/50 split of all assets accrued during the marriage. Other than that, both parties keep the toys they came with. So much time has gone by. Nothing from sonny. No contact. I thought he was cooling off, that after he did that, we might try again. But he had these papers drawn up? No word to me? Nothing? I always advise clients that communication should be kept to a minimum during a separation. And he listens to my counsel. Oh, nice try, diane, but sonny does what he wants. I doubt that he would listen to your counsel more than his own heart.

[ Laughs ] That’s true. Of course, sonny listening to his heart over his head is what got us here in the first place. Are you saying you t hink you have more than one mole in your organization? I take nothing and no one for granted. Nor should you. So let me help you. H-how are you gonna do that? Well, for starters, we figure out where your key players were during the attack on olivia jerome. Right.So brick was out of town. Frank, he was with you? Yeah, yeah. What about dex? Dex is not the guy. Alright, look, I know you trust him and everything. That’s not what I said. I said dex is not the guy. Okay, how do you know? I appreciate what you’re trying to do, but you know what? I got it going. Okay. Sure. So, look, if we pinpoint where your people were, then we can figure out who wasn’t where they were supposed to be. You know what I mean? You think I don’t know how to run my organization? Whoa, whoa. I think I’m actually trying to help you right now. I’ve heard that before.


thatyou might be on edge with everything that’s going on, but this feels like something else, something you’re not telling me. Why don’t you talk to me? It’s my problem. Well… [ Sighs ] What affects you affects me, okay? I haven’t figured out the id of the shooter. But I did sniff out a rat. I got rid of dex. Dex? Why? What — he wasn’t working for me. He was working for your brother… my son. What are you talking about? I don’t understand. Michael hired dex, planted him in my organization to get evidence against me… so he can send me to prison. You never liked me.

[ Chuckles ] None of this is personal, nina. Oh, please. I turned in your friend carly in to the sec… lied to your boss. You’re probably doing everything you can not to gloat right now. I’ve had many triumphs in my long career, nina. Your failed marriage to sonny doesn’t even rate. You know, it’s really sad, diane, that when you consider your accomplishments, it’s only in the context of your career. A profession is not a life. Ohh. You’re concerned about me. That’s so sweet, nina. You want to play? I have a few minutes. We can play. You know nothing about me, nina. However, I know boatloads about you. I know, for instance, that you’re an heiress and you have benefited your entire life from the sort of soft landings that kind of money provides. So when you committed — oh, we’ll just pick a random case from our files — assault and kidnapping, you did a three-month stint in a luxury mental facility and then walked out free as a bird. Let’s fast-forward to nixon falls, where sonny is living and has no idea who he is, but you know. And you took advantage, just as you took advantage of the strain between sonny and carly after sonny came back to port charles to break them up. Catch sonny on the rebound. You set yourself up as the embodiment of sweetness and light, but thank god — finally, sonny has come to his senses. But don’t worry. You still have all that inheritance money. You’ll have a soft landing — again. So you’re coming after me. That’s what this is. I think I’ll keep you guessing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have lunch with a female friend of mine. Robert. I’m trying to be as optimistic as laura was when I say I hope you’re not taking your loathing of me out on my daughter. I think the word you’re looking for is “gracious.” I have so much sympathy for charlotte and everything she’s been through. She shouldn’t be behind bars. You, on the other hand… should. I hated giving up on my own investigation. Stakes are high on this one, and I did not like the idea of you out there digging on your own. I’m glad to hear the fbi’s involved now and that you haven’t gotten hurt in the process. Well, there was a sticky situation in a motel room with a dealer who sold the sniper rifle, but I had anna as backup. This all sounds incredibly dangerous. Why don’t you just let the fbi handle this? Especially since neither of you are in law enforcement anymore. One of the perks of my current office is that I get to liaise with the pcpd. We all agree that what matters is stopping this guy. Right. And if you’d like, I can get the ball rolling on bringing you in as a consultant. With laura and me singing your praises, I don’t anticipate much pushback on that. Thanks, jordan. Uh… I’m gonna sit this one out. I have work to do, commissioner. Please respect that. And me. I’m not trying to strong-arm you at all. I’m asking you to use your powers of persuasion and influence to gain the confidence of a certain person at pentonville who has valuable information that could just stop this killing spree. Gain their confidence by deception. I — that’s not my way. People come to me who are scared and vulnerable. Yeah, you know who else is scared and vulnerable, is the next person who believes that they’re a target. And you may not like them. I may not like them. But I don’t think either one of us are in a position to judge whether they should live or die! They need our help. A-and I’m not talking about an offering of thoughts and prayers from “searching with cyrus.” So you, uh — you’ve heard my radio broadcast. I have. You have a unique way of communicating. I might go so far as to say… you’re quite gifted in your ability to persuade and instruct. You could be a real asset to us in trying to gain this intel. I…am sorry, commissioner, but aside from everything else, I don’t work with cops. Even for a good cause? I have only your word for that. What about my word?


Jordan, I appreciate the opportunity, but right now I am focused on my family and my recovery. I understand, and I respect your decision. You would have been an asset to the investigation. Did you turn up anything on your own? Sonny: Pikeman is in bed with the wsb. Former wsb agents work for pikeman, and then pikeman personnel work for the bureau. Another connection to anna. Pikeman has made overtures to me. I take it you didn’t accept those overtures. Let’s just say it did not live up to pikeman’s satisfaction. So pikeman may have a reason to come gunning for you. Anything’s possible. Uh, nothing comes to mind. Like I said, jordan, uh, my priority is, um, getting back on my feet so I can be fully present for my family. I’m certain you will. You’ve got this, curtis. And thanks for the tea, portia. Of course! And take care of yourself, jordan. You know, you and anna make a pretty formidable pair. You be careful out there, ash. Anna and I are working on a tactic. Even if it is a little dicey. How so? It…requires help from cyrus renault. Calling in the big guns, huh, commissioner? Hello, sister. Why would you balk at stopping more killing? If you can excuse me, I-I have some calls to make. Laura: Mm-hmm. Anna thought you might need a little more encouragement. I have to say, I’m really disappointed that she was right. Oh, come on, sister. Y-you know how I feel about law enforcement. And how law enforcement feels about you? You know, this isn’t about personal or professional animus. This is about stopping an assassin who’s working an agenda we haven’t even uncovered yet. This is important. This person must be stopped. And you’re really this wound up about saving mob bosses? You know, you claim that the most important thing in your life right now is helping your fellow man. What if it is another mob boss? You used to be one not that long ago, right? You tell me that you’ve turned over a new leaf now. I really want to believe that. Here’s your chance to prove it to me. Dex was working for michael the whole time? Are you kidding me? It started out that way. Then carly got involved and changed course. But no one decided to notify me. So, here’s what happened, dante. Carly and michael hired dex to protect me.

[ Chuckles ] Like I’m a child. And then he reports back to them if he thinks I’m in trouble.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I get now why you’re pissed off. You relied on dex. And trust michael. I’m not gonna make that mistake again. Okay, but you’re saying that michael had a change of heart, and then he hired dex to look out for you. Too little, too late. Is it? My son… tried to take me down from the inside. He didn’t just say he was gonna do it. He was actually trying to do it! So just because michael changes his mind, I’m supposed to forgive and forget? No, but I do remember back then michael felt betrayed by you. Right?

[ Scoffs ] And he came around and opted to protect you. Do you really want to write off your son who, in the end, was looking out for you? You need people, dad, people close to you, who care about you. And it doesn’t really matter how they got there. You know what? That’s what — that’s what michael said. But hey. Look. I ca– there’s no room in my life for anybody I can’t trust. You wouldn’t be so callous, diane, if you could at all relate to what I stand to lose.

[ Scoffs ] I shall await word from your attorney. Perfect timing. Shall we? No. What’s up? Sorry. Can we get out of here? Happily. Diane miller just hand-delivered divorce papers from sonny. He’s a greater fool than I thought he was. Diane and robert are infuriating, aren’t they? Reveling in the misery of others. It’s bad karma. May they have a lot of it. I’ll toast to that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hi. Just was about to call you. Any word? Yeah. None of it good. Damn it. That’s what I was afraid of. Are you, uh, having second thoughts about joining the investigation? No, I am clear on my role. I’m a husband and father first. I’m so glad. I know how much all of this means to you, so for you to make that sacrifice… anna and jordan, they’re gonna, you know, figure out who’s responsible for these shootings, and they’re gonna wrap it up and they’re gonna catch them so no one else has to endure what we’ve had to endure. Or worse. Yeah. I hope so. Yeah. I have to make a call. Oh. Sure. Um, I’ll start dinner.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, portia. Honey, can I just say that, um… I’ve never felt closer to you than I have these past few days. Babe, I feel the same way. So that’s why I feel like I have to be completely honest with you. Okay. I have to warn someone who may be the shooter’s next target. Warn who? Selina wu. Why would you need to warn her? I’d do it as a courtesy. Because… because we used to be in business together.


I’m sorry. How you feeling? Miserable. I’ve waited patiently for months and months. I gave sonny a lot of space. And the first conversation that I’ve had, real conversation about my marriage, was with sonny’s lawyer telling me it was over. You know, I don’t want to talk about it anymore, okay? Tell me what happened with charlotte. What did robert scorpio have to say? Well, he’s not pressing for jail time, but he wants her to serve a thousand hours of community service. A thousand hours. And three years of probation. That’s absurd! Right? Lucky laura was there. Kept me from blowing up. Would have made things worse. Tell charlotte I love her. I-I’ll call her. And she’s gonna be okay. She has you. She has me. And I will be there for her. She just has to call, whenever. I’m so grateful that she still has you in her life. And for what it’s worth, I’m, um — I’m sorry you’re being treated so poorly. I mean, sonny serving you with the divorce papers without any warning — that’s a new low. Well, he probably has a lot going on right now. Maybe he just needs a little reminding. Don’t make excuses for that guy! I think it’s high time that you came to terms with the fact that your soon-to-be ex-husband is not the man that you fell in love with. -Bye. -Okay, okay, okay, okay. It’s your life. Hey! You want sonny to change his mind? How you gonna do that? I have to get his attention first. I get that this isn’t easy. First you lose nina. Then spencer. And now it’s dex and michael. That — that’s a lot of loss you’ve had. D-different situation for all of them. Yeah, but it’s the same in the sense that these people were all close to you. Obviously not that close. Where’s dex now? He’s not a problem. Okay, well, I can’t obviously just leave that at that, can I? He’s alive. But we both agreed that… that it’s best for him to leave town. I’m telling you the truth. You don’t trust me? I trust you. You trust me? If anyone can get through to cyrus, it’s laura. Yeah, but she has her work cut out for her. He’s being very resistant. Well, not to pile on any more bad news, but curtis opted not to consult in the investigation. He wants to make a fresh start. Portia: Wow.

[ Scoffs ] For a little while there, I received a cut of selina wu’s profits from the poker games in the savoy’s back room. Is that why that woman came over here, to our home, with a basket of fruit? That’s why she wanted to buy the club, right? Did marshall know about this, too? Yeah. He figured it out. Dad’s no fool with these kind of things. No. No, no, no. He’s not a fool. But, clearly, I’m the fool. Honey, I wanted to keep the family safe, okay? Now, selina wu respected that until she showed up here. And she crossed the line. You think? That’s what these people do!

[ Sighs ] You have every right to be angry at me. I should have never. I should have just told you about my business with selina. No, no, no. I’m not angry. This isn’t about anger. Curtis, I’m terrified. Diane: Of course, this is precisely why I told sonny that I don’t want to serve the papers. I don’t need this aggravation. I have a room-service menu here somewhere. And — and then for nina to imply that I am some sort of soulless, cold-hearted automaton with no personal life who only gets my blood up for a fight in court! Well, they do call you “killer miller.” Hey. There is nothing wrong with being good at your job. Well, there’s no argument there. I’m good at other things, too. Yeah? Not cold, either.

[ Chuckles ] Look. If it’s any consolation… oh. …Valentin accused me today of personal animus in the professional handling of his daughter. You want to do it? You want me to do it? Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Look. Valentin is a pompous ass. Mm-hmm. You are the soul of integrity. You’re the consummate professional, but… you’re also quite the softie. See? Every guy likes to hear that. Mm-hmm. You’re very tough when it counts, but you’re also soft when it counts. Let me tell you where it doesn’t count. Where? It doesn’t count what nina and valentin think about us. Wholeheartedly agree. You know what does count? Hm? What i think of you, D.A. Scorpio. Do enlighten. Okay.


Mm. I think I now know the secret of your success. Jedi mind tricks? Apart from other things.

[ Laughs ] You take rational human beings… mm-hmm. …And you make them forget themselves. Hm! See? I almost forgot the lunch. There. Wha– I am gonna call downstairs and have them send up another menu. Hm. I am famished. Yes. Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Well, me too. I have quite the appetite. Mm. Mm. Well… hm? Enlighten me.

[ Laughs ] Okay. Um… look, dad, I know I ought to be the last person you trust, but… I feel like I’ve proven myself over the years. Of course. I trust you. And I know that agent cates didn’t show up in my office the other day because he was concerned about my well-being. He was encouraged. By you or anna. Yeah, because we got your back. You’re in the minority. You have more allies than you think you have. Okay? Misguided actions don’t necessarily mean bad intentions. Alright? Lies and loyalty don’t mix. I’m not gonna tell you who to trust, dad. I don’t know who you should or shouldn’t trust, really. But… these are dangerous times. Okay? And I want you to consider that help can come… from some pretty unexpected corners. Oh, good. You’re still here. Yeah. I’m not leaving until you hear me out. I’m trying to save lives here. You know something? I listened to your whole radio show the other day. And you almost had me believing you.

[ Chuckles ] Everything I said in that broadcast was the gospel truth. You value the lives of others. As our lord commands. And what about the lives of your former rivals — like sonny corinthos? You’re asking too much of me. I’m sorry to interrupt. I think it was a mistake to come to my brother. I’m just supposed to forget that he beat me to a pulp, put me in the hospital?! Where’s the concern for me?! I was concerned. I was very concerned, as a matter of fact. But that was at that time when — when ace disappeared and we didn’t know where esme went. Oh, come — and then the — spencer — I — I’m s– I-I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I… the good book tells us that, uh, not even sparrows are forgotten by god. So if our heavenly father can protect those that he overlooks, I… so can I. I-I will try to live up to your faith in me, sister. Thank you. What do you need me to do, commissioner devane? Okay. Let’s sit down. Alright? Cyrus? So, this all starts with your ministry at pentonville. We want you to reach out to a certain inmate there. Ther e are no more card gamesin the back room at the savoy. Okay? My business with selina wu is over. Why do you feel so compelled to warn her? Seems like the right thing to do. Why? I-I don’t get this. Why are you so intent on helping her?! She tried to steal your club from you! She tried to take the savoy away from you! She wasn’t trying to help you! She was trying to swoop in when you were most vulnerable. I know what she was trying to do, but she didn’t, did she? Because dad and sonny fended her off. I even managed to part ways with selina wu amicably, and I intend to keep it that way. Well, right now I’m a little less worried about selina wu, and I’m more worried about the shooter who is targeting her. Maybe now — maybe now they’re targeting you. Me? Mine was an accident. An assassin was trying to kill a mob boss, and now you’re just telling me that you’re in league with another mob boss. Yeah, you just told me that sonny is the one who helped you with selina wu. That’s a lot of organized crime going on. I-I don’t get it. Babe. Honey. You don’t have to worry. I’m out. I’m out. Worry? Yeah, I’m worried. A-and I — and I honestly can’t believe that you’re not. Curtis, all we’ve been doing here is fighting, right? We’ve been fighting for our marriage — again. We’ve been fighting for this perfect life together, and we say that we’re gonna make everything work and be stronger than ever, right? How are we gonna do that if you’re collateral damage again? How do we even know that you’re not already one of the names on the hitman’s list? Before you go about getting sonny’s attention, let’s set some ground rules because you’re too classy to grovel. Grovel? You should know me better than that. Well, I thought I did, but then you went and fell in love with a gangster. Oh, well, it was a very confusing time when I fell in love with sonny — mike or whatever. It’s the only thing that made sense. Sometimes I think we would have been better off if we just stayed in nixon falls. Maybe we’d still be together. Well, nixon falls isn’t reality. Mike wasn’t reality. Sonny — that’s reality. Have you come to terms with that? I know who I married, valentin. Okay. Can’t believe I’m gonna say this. You want to stay married? This is how you stay married. What do you mean? Sometimes the best way to get what you want is by not giving someone what they want. The only thing sonny wants from me right now is a quick divorce. So don’t give it to him. That’ll get his attention. Give what I said some thought. Okay? Please? Appreciate your input, but I’m gonna handle this myself. Yeah, I’m — I’m — I’m sure you’ve got something you’re cooking up. You know how much I love to cook. Uh… here’s the thing. There’s a — there’s a special place in hell for those people who put my family in danger. And I’m gonna send them there.

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Luna: It’s not what you think, mom. I didn’t– I didn’t wake up in rj’s bed this morning. I woke up in zende’S.

Poppy: Could someone have drugged you?

Luna: No, no, I mean I was at the forrester house, not a club.

Poppy: How much did you have to eat?

Luna: Like barely anything. I probably had more mints than anything else.

Poppy: Mints? You can’t tell him.

Luna: I have to tell him.

Poppy: Okay, but you didn’t cheat. It wasn’t a betrayal. You were in an altered state.

Luna: I slept with another man, mom. How it happened doesn’t matter.

[ Knock on door ]

Zende: Have you heard from luna? Did she tell rj?

Rj: Wow, look at you. Hi. You wanna go for a morning walk on the beach? It looks really nice out there.

Luna: Sure, okay.

Rj: It’s not okay. I mean, you– you’re obviously not feeling like yourself.

Luna: I’m sorry, rj, I just–

Rj: No, no, no. Don’t be sorry. It’s okay. It’s okay. I just wanted to be with you last night. It was nice, you know, just being able to hold you. You falling asleep in my arms. I’m just guessing you didn’t get a lot of sleep, though. Look, I know a lot was on your mind last night, okay? And I’m sensing that there still is.

Luna: Oh, my god. What happened? What am I doing here?

Zende: That’s what i asked myself when you surprised me here last night.

Rj: Whatever’s going on, you don’t got to worry about it. It’s going to be all right. I love you. Come here.

Hope: It’s very… provocative.

Thomas: Too provocative?

Hope: Maybe. Definitely too provocative for hope for the future, but I have a feeling that’s not what you were thinking about when you were designing this.

Thomas: What gave me away?

Hope: Hm… something about the silhouette evokes A… raw sensuality.

Thomas: You have a problem with raw sensuality?

Thomas: You know, my granddad’s right about us.

Hope: How so?

Thomas: Oh, it’s just what he said earlier when we were with him. Or even the night he collapsed. He said that we’re not scandalous, the two of us. He also sees how happy I am with you. How happy we both are. And my granddad knows better than anyone, it doesn’t make sense to postpone happiness. Life’s too short for that.

Poppy: You shouldn’t just show up here like this.

Zende: You want me to keep my distance? You do realize that’s next to impossible since luna and I literally work together?

Poppy: Okay, yes, but–

Zende: Is she here?

Poppy: No.

Zende: She didn’t come home last night? Have you heard from her?

Poppy: Obviously, you haven’t either.

Zende: What if she told rj? What if he knows?

Poppy: About what you did that night?

Zende: What I did? I did not take advantage of her! She agrees! You’re the one who drugged your own daughter!

Poppy: Yes, well… okay, we’re both on edge. And neither of us want luna to destroy her life and future with rj over one terrible mistake.

Luna: I’m sorry.

Rj: No, you have nothing to be sorry about. Look, um… I know– I know we gotta get going soon, but I just want you to know that I love you. And this is– this is what I’m focused on right now. Just us, okay? And I just want to know what’s going on because I just want to help you. I promise you, nothing is gonna come between us. Ever. Special k is oven-toasted to crisp perfection

Thomas: You know we’re lucky, having granddad’s support. You know, your mom actually looks up to him. Maybe– maybe he could help us convince her to be on our side.

Hope: You mean put eric in the middle between his own grandson and a woman who will always hold a very, very special place in his heart?

Thomas: Okay, it’s a bad idea. Right. Okay, that’s– that’s fine. All I really wanted was my granddad’s blessing. You know, that means everything to me. Nope, strike that. You mean everything to me.

Hope: Mm-hmm. You keep talking like that, we aren’t going to get a lot of work done.

Thomas: If you’re thinking about work, then I’m doing something terribly wrong.

Hope: No, you’re not doing anything wrong.

Rj: Oh, hey! Hi! Sorry. I, uh… my bad. So that’s what it’s like to be on the other side of this. I didn’t know you two were…

Thomas: Working.

Hope: Yeah, yeah. And we were just taking a– a quick break.

Thomas: Just a break.

Rj: You know, that’s really funny because that’s exactly– it’s like word for word what I say when luna and i get interrupted. That’s funny.

Hope: Speaking of.

Thomas: Speaking of. Yeah, where is luna?

Hope: Yeah, did she, uh, did she ride in with you?

Rj: Did she ride in with me? Is this your really subtle way of asking me if luna spent the night with me last night?

Thomas: No, we just– we don’t care.

Hope: Nope, nope.

Thomas: We don’t wanna know.

Hope: No, you are two adults and we would never pry.

Thomas: Never.

Rj: I just– I want to spend every second of every day with this girl. And it’s– it’s crazy. When we’re apart, I’M…

Thomas: Just thinking about the next time you get to be with her. I know what that’s like.

Rj: Yeah. I mean, because I’ve like I’ve had other girlfriends, but this is just… it’s completely different because of who luna is.

Hope: Well, it sounds like you two are in a very good place.

Thomas: Yeah.

Rj: Yeah, yeah and I think it’s only gonna get better.

Poppy: Rj would never understand.

Zende: That is why luna cannot tell him what happened between us. The fallout? I don’t even want to go there.

Poppy: Well, neither do I. But knowing my daughter and how much she values the truth–

Zende: Luna should have never been in this situation and she wouldn’t have been if you–

Poppy: If it weren’t for me and my special mints. Zende, I am aware.

Zende: You’re a mother. I don’t get how you could be so irresponsible.

Poppy: I didn’t do it on purpose! I would never intentionally harm my daughter. I love her more than I love my own life.

Zende: I’m not questioning that, but… you took something precious from her, poppy. From me, too. I really do care about luna. I would have liked to see where this could go, I–

Poppy: Okay, will you just put that out of your mind right now? Luna loves rj and he adores her and this will not ruin things for them.

Zende: The only way it won’t is if…

Luna: Zende, what are you doing here?

Poppy: Honey, you’re home. I was texting you all night and this morning. You spent the night with rj?

Luna: Yeah.

Poppy: I was so worried about you, honey.

Zende: We both were.

Thomas: Please tell me that everything’s okay. That you and rj, that– that your relationship is okay. I know that you were thinking about telling him. But, sweetheart, if you do… you have to protect what you found with him. Protect his heart. Protect yours. You two have so much promise together as a couple. Don’t jeopardize it by–

Luna: By what, mom? By being honest with him?

Poppy: You’re not saying–

Luna: No, mom. I didn’t tell rj. And I feel awful.

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Hope: Look at you. You can’t stop smiling, can you?

Rj: I don’t know. Thinking about luna does that to me.

Thomas: Oh, puppy love.

Rj: Stop.

Hope: I don’t know. You two have had some very special moments lately.

Rj: I will admit, though, um. Something’s been a little bit off recently.

Thomas: How so?

Rj: I don’t know. She’s just been kind of within herself.

Hope: Well, have you tried talking to her about it?

Rj: Yes. I– I didn’t want to push. I just told her that I’m here for her if she needs me.

Hope: I know she appreciates having your support. I’m sure she just has a lot going on right now.

Rj: And that’s why I’m trying to be as understanding as I can.

Thomas: From what I’ve seen? You two, how you act around each other, the way that you talk about her, I think that you have what it takes to go the distance.

Hope: I think we all think that.

Rj: I think you’re right. I think we do have a real future ahead of us.

Luna: Rj thinks that I’m so pure and innocent. He thinks that I’m someone he can trust.

Poppy: And you are, honey. You’re all those things and more. That’s why rj loves you so much.

Luna: But if he knew what happened? If rj knew about what happened between us zende?

Poppy: There’s no reason to tell–

Luna: No reason? Mom, what about honesty? Or– or decency? Or integrity? Oh, right. I mean, who am I kidding? I’m talking to the mother who accidentally drugged her own daughter, so…

Poppy: Luna, I told you–

Luna: I know what you told me, mom. I know that you’re horrified about what happened.

Poppy: Yes, and I am horrified. But please, please don’t make a bad situation infinitely worse by confessing to rj. Why take that risk?

Luna: We’ve always been so close, you and I. That was our power. But after what happened, and now knowing why it happened, I don’t know if we’ll ever be that close again. Or if it’s even possible.

Poppy: Oh, sweetheart. Please.

Luna: Just go. Now, please. I want a moment alone with zende.

Poppy: You don’t know that that’s why–

Luna: Oh my god, mom. For the last time, zende did not take advantage of me. This was all you. All you and your mints.

Zende: I hate what this is doing to you. If I could take it all back, I would. But since I know that’s not possible, maybe the only thing to do is to move forward. And I think I know a way how. A way for you not to feel so tormented about our night together. -We’re done. -What about these?

Thomas: Ah, finally, privacy.

Hope: Mm-hmm

Luna: You’re everything I ever imagined. So kind and handsome. Who understands me and trusts and respects me. And loves me.

Rj: I love you.

Luna: I love you too.

Luna: I know you hate secrets. And I definitely hate this secret. When I’m with rj, and he’s telling me how much he loves and trusts me, like, I feel like such a fraud.

Zende: You are not a fraud. You are wonderful. And none of what has happened has been your fault. You didn’t do anything wrong.

Luna: Knowingly, no. That doesn’t change what happened, zende. You and I slept together. I mean, nothing is ever gonna be the same after this.

Zende: Like I said, I hate seeing you like this. You don’t deserve it. You are so amazing. You came into forrester, and you caught everyone’s eye. Not just rj’s, but mine too. Our night together, I realize now that you’d taken those mints and thought I was rj, but I knew that I was with you. I knew how incredible it felt from the moment I had you in my arms. Luna, I am crazy about you. And… um… despite everything, I have always thought that things happen for a reason. And the more I think about it, the more I think this might’ve happened for a reason as well. Maybe telling rj will make it easier.

Luna: Make what easier?

Zende: Easier for us to be together. I have felt this connection with you. And not just our night together, we’ve spent so much time together. I’ve opened up to you, and– and you’ve listened. I mean, I– I thought that we would be so incredible together. All this guilt and torment that you’re feeling, it will disappear. I know it will. Because I will spend every moment of every day making sure it does by making you happy. Give me a chance, luna. Give us a chance. Leave him. Leave rj. Be with me.

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[ Tucker sighs ]

Tucker: Oh, man. What’s that smile for?

Audra: I’m happy.

Tucker: Are you happy?

Audra: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: That makes me happy. What if I were to tell you that you’re about to get even happier?

Audra: Mm. I’d say that I doubt that’s even possible. But don’t let me stop you from trying.

Tucker: I have a surprise for you.

Audra: Ooh, I love surprises. What is it?

Tucker: Guess.

Audra: Hm… is it something sparkly?

Tucker: Not yet.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Audra: Oh.

Tucker: Sorry.

Audra: What about… yacht?

Tucker: Closer.

Audra: Okay. So, if yacht is closer… travel?

Tucker: Warmer. Keep going.

Audra: Plane tickets?

Tucker: Bingo.

Audra: You’re right, I– you know what? I am happier. Where are we going?

Jack: How you doing, ash?

Ashley: I’m better.

Jack: Times like these, I– I wish dad was still around. He was so much better at comforting you than I am.

Ashley: I always wished dad was around. But don’t sell yourself short. You did great.

Jack: Yeah, it doesn’t feel like it.

Ashley: You did. Absolutely. You just listened. You comforted me and you didn’t judge me. You reminded me that you and traci are always there for me no matter what, through anything.

Jack: That is one thing the three of us can always count on. Together, we can conquer anything.

Ashley: That’s the truth.

Jack: I know what dad would do for you now.

Ashley: What?

Jack: Bring his beauty a cup of tea.

Ashley: He would. You’re right.

Jack: Yeah, you stay right here.

Ashley: Okay.

Kyle: Mom, you and dad were in a meeting. Not taking calls. R&d needed a decision immediately, I made it. Exact same decision you would have made. So, we’re all good.

Diane: I appreciate your quick reaction time, kyle, but it wasn’t your decision to make. You are the chief operating officer, not the co-ceo. That’s my job.

Kyle: Yep, I’m well aware.

Diane: No, I’m– I’m not sure you are. This isn’t the first time that you’ve tried too hard, and I think we need to deal with it.

Kyle: Well, I…

Ashley: Hello, you two.

Nikki: This could work, don’t you see? I am sick of cowering around here, waiting for her to come at me with a butcher knife with that smirk of hers. Jordan thinks she has all the power. It’s time for me to let her know, she’s wrong.

Victor: And how the hell do you propose to do that, sweetheart? By pushing her buttons? What does that mean?

Nikki: She can’t help herself from coming after me. She thinks that she is stronger than I am. Well, one more taunt and I can lure her right out into the open.

Victor: I won’t have it. I will not allow you to endanger your sobriety and risk your life.

Victoria: Would you please just listen to him, mom? She’s a vicious, uncontrollable monster. She’s already proven that she’ll stop at nothing to try to get to you.

Victor: Sweetheart, she burned down an entire prison. Killed a lot of people in the process. What are you not getting? (Vo) compliments build confidence,

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Nikki: So, what do you suggest I do? Sit around here and let her keep torturing me? That’s like she’s already won.

Victor: Sweetheart, just don’t answer the damn phone. Don’t let her affect you again the way she did earlier.

Victoria: I can’t even imagine how shaken up you must have been.

Nikki: Oh, yes, I was. As soon as I hung up, my first impulse was to run, not walk, to a bottle.

Victoria: Oh, mom, please tell me that you didn’T.

Nikki: No, no, I didn’t, darling. Your father made sure that wasn’t an option. And thanks to lauren and jack, I didn’t go looking elsewhere. But they talked me through it as soon as I called. Jack was here in a heartbeat to remind me how important my sobriety is.

Victoria: What about the next time that jordan terrorizes you and jack isn’t around?

Victor: And what if jack abbott happens to be here and doesn’t prevent you from taking another drink?

Nikki: He’s not a jailer, victor. He’s a sponsor. We work through these things together. It’s not just a matter of me avoiding alcohol. There’s so much more to it.

Victor: Well, I’m not so sure.

Nikki: And please stop second-guessing jack. And me, for that matter. I have to feel that I have control over something. And taking on jordan will give me a goal, something to focus on, so that I can destroy her once and for all.

Victoria: Unless something goes wrong and she finds some other way to get to you.

Nikki: I won’t let that happen.

Victor: Well, neither will I. I promise you that. But, sweetheart, do I need to remind you that last time you thought you could control situations, jordan controlled you. She almost killed you.

Nikki: Well, I’m still here, getting stronger every minute.

Victoria: Please tell me there’s something we can say to talk you out of this?

[ Cell phone buzzes ] Is that her?

Victor: Let me have that phone, please.

Nikki: Absolutely not. I will handle this.

Kyle: How are you doing, ashley?

Ashley: Not bad. How are you?

Kyle: Fine, thanks. Um. Hey, mom, dad, and I were going to go to society for dinner and I just stopped by to check on harrison. You should join us.

Jack: Yeah.

Kyle: I’ll be right back.

Jack: That’s a great idea.

Diane: I would love that.

Jack: Yeah, really think about it. It would be a great distraction for you. And, I hate to brag, but I have been told… that I can be a charming dinner companion from time to time.

Diane: He’s right. I’ve seen it.

Ashley: That’s nice. Thank you for the invitation. I’m a little beat. I think I’ll just stay here and rest.

Jack: I wish you’d reconsider. We’d have a lot more fun if you came along.

Ashley: Yeah, because I’m so much fun.

[ Ashley laughs ] Um. It’s very sweet of you to be concerned. Um, but you don’t need to supervise me.

Jack: It was a sincere invitation, truly. I am not trying to supervise you.

Ashley: Oh, yeah, you are. You’re exceptionally good at it. Seriously. Um, you guys go eat, drink, and be merry, and… bring me back some cheesecake.

Tucker: How do you feel about a little jaunt to europe?

Audra: Ooh.

Tucker: Mm. Stop off in paris. Maybe meet with the new board of glissade directors… check out some of those other companies we’re hoping to scoop up. Party.

Audra: Hm, let me see. You and me, enthralling our board of directors, exploring the sights and sounds of our new kingdom, together, hand in hand. I love everything about this.

Tucker: Yeah.

Audra: And I’ve missed paris. If you’re sure you want to go back so soon after, you know.

Tucker: Ah, hey. If you think that I’m going to let ashley abbott, or anyone for that matter, ruin that magnificent city for me, you are grossly underestimating my powers of selective perception. And you… you would make the whole thing so new to me, you know. You make everything your own. You have with me.

Audra: Either you’re giving me a hard sell—

Tucker: No, no, no, no. I’m not selling anything. I’m telling you what I should have told you a long time ago, audra.

Audra: You mean it?

Tucker: I mean it.

Audra: Well, you wanting us to take this trip together, to paris of all places. It’s even more proof that ashley is really out of your system now. She can’t touch us.

Tucker: She never could touch us. It’s just taken you until now to realize it.

Audra: Which means we’re unstoppable, you know?

Tucker: Damn right, we are. After everything we’ve been through… and all these years of lying to ourselves about how we felt about each other, I’m right where I want to be. As close to you as possible.

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Tucker: Here’s a question for you. Is ordering two cheeseburgers considered uncouth for an insanely successful business mogul like me? I’m famished.

Audra: You know, I’ve actually researched that. Insanely successful moguls can have anything they want.

Tucker: That’s good, because that’s what I feel like. I feel like I can have anything I want. I’m gonna have anything I want because I’ve earned it. We’ve earned it. You know what I’m feeling right now?

Audra: Mm, what?

Tucker: Optimistic. I feel optimistic, audra. First time in months, maybe longer. I mean, look at this. Is this a dream? I’m standing here with my best friend in the world, who also happens to be the most beautiful woman, the best person I’ve ever known, and my future with her is so bright, man, I’ve got to squint. Are you with me on this? Huh?

Audra: Every step of the way, and I’m loving it. Mwah.

Tucker: Look out, world. There’s a new power couple in town! Hm.

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Jack: Call if you need me.

Ashley: I’m fine. Don’t forget my cheesecake.

[ Jack laughs ]

Jack: Come on, let’s go. Let’s do it.

Ashley: I can’t handle much more. Breaking her down. Stop it. Don’t be negative. I’m worried. Oh, god. Shut up! Shut up! Please shut up. Shut up.

Nikki: It’s not jordan. It’s seth, my former sponsor.

Victor: Well, don’t answer him. He has nothing to offer you. He failed you when you last time needed him. You were desperate. I’m saying he’s probably calling now to apologize, to grovel.

Victoria: Yeah, to see if he can ease his own guilt by trying to drag you down with him.

Nikki: The poor man stumbled. I can’t hold that against him when I have done the same thing. I mean, maybe he’s reaching out for help. Hello, seth.

Seth: Nikki, thanks for answering. I– I didn’t know if you would.

Nikki: Well, to be honest, I– I wasn’t sure if I should. Not because I don’t still care about you. I do, and I’ve been concerned about you. I just didn’t know if I should call.

Seth: Oh. Why?

Nikki: I don’t know. I thought maybe you were upset that I needed space.

Seth: No, no, no, no. You–you had every right to push me away, and I have no right to reach out to you, but I– i thought I should at least try. Just at least once.

Nikki: Well, I’m glad. How are you?

Seth: Uh, not– not good. I– I– I need help.

Nikki: I’m sorry.

Seth: No, I mean, I really need help, nikki. That’s why I called. Just to see if you could do for me what I couldn’t do for you. (Bridget) with thyroid eye disease

Nikki: You know I can’t be your sponsor, seth.

Seth: Yeah, of– of course not. That– that came out wrong. Just, uh– look, this was a very impulsive call to make, and the truth is I’m not even sure I know exactly what to say, except that I’m thinking about you all the time. I mean, because I know you’re struggling too, right? And I just think that– that we should be able to– to help each other, you know, as– as fellow travelers on this path that we’re on. Yeah, so…

[ Breaths in deep ] Okay. I know that– that– that might sound crazy, and– and I’m sorry if I overstepped. I’m just saying that it– it would really mean a lot to me if I could just talk to you, because it would help me get past all this guilt that I’ve been feeling and been holding onto, you know, because of letting you down.

Nikki: Where are you?

Seth: I’m at a bar, east of town.

Nikki: Seth, I can’t see you if you’ve been drinking.

Seth: No, I– I haven’T. Not yet. I mean, you know, I just got here and then I decided to call.

Nikki: All right, well I’ll leave right now and meet me at crimson lights, so you can buy me a cup of coffee.

Seth: Okay. Okay, it’d– it’d be my honor. Um. Thank you so much, nikki. I’m– I am on my way.

Nikki: Okay, see you soon.

Victoria: You’re a compassionate woman, mom.

Victor: Sweetheart, you certainly are, but I will not allow you to leave the premises. Not as long as that jordan woman is out there.

Nikki: Victor.

Victor: What?

Nikki: It’s coffee with my former sponsor in a public place. They don’t even serve alcohol there. What is the harm in that?

Audra: So, we meet our new glissade board and make them wonder how they ever survived without us. And then, you know, we go look at those new companies we might acquire, and then what?

Tucker: Go back to the hotel. Do what you do in a hotel. Celebrate our asses off ’til we pass out. No? I guess I didn’t understand the question. What are you asking?

Audra: Well, I’m asking about the bigger picture. Do we relocate glissade offices to genoa city, or do we embrace a whole new life in paris?

Tucker: Would you actually consider that?

Audra: Tucker, I came to genoa city because of you. I stayed because of you. So, if you go to paris or wherever, I go to paris or wherever. And business has nothing to do with it. You know, this feels weird.

Tucker: What does?

Audra: I guess just letting my guard down. Admitting that I care after pretending I didn’T. And after years of this push-pull dance we’ve been doing, it’s scary. And I didn’t know I was scared of anything.

Tucker: Yeah. I guess for a couple of fearless risk-takers, we’ve been pretty cowardly with one another, haven’t we?

Audra: Are we really getting past all that? Starting a real, honest life together, full of endless possibilities?

Tucker: Yes.

Audra: Or is this too good to be true?

Tucker: No, it is not. It’s this good. It’s this true. Not to mention long overdue.

Audra: Okay. So, is your vote for paris or genoa city? It’s genoa city. I don’t even know why I asked.

Tucker: It’s not because of ashley. It’s not because of the abbotts or jabot or any of that old crap I’m no longer interested in.

Audra: No, I believe you. It’s because of devon, isn’t it?

Tucker: I just– I love him so much. I love dominic so much. I don’t show it very well, though. But I’m willing to learn. I want to learn. Do you think I’m crazy for not just giving up and walking away?

Audra: No. No. Look, I get it. I don’t know all the details, but I do know that this disconnect between the two of you is hurting you very deeply.

Tucker: A lot more than I’ve been willing to admit to myself. And I think what I do is I– I resort to anger with him because it’s safer than feeling the pain. I don’t know.

Audra: Nothing hurts more than the pain of being estranged from your own family. And that pain won’t ever go away unless you find a way to resolve it.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s it exactly, isn’t it?

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Jack: I love having a restauranteur in the family.

Abby: And I love hosting family, so we are even. Let me know if you need anything.

Jack and diane: Thanks abby.

Kyle: Well dad, here’s to you.

Diane: Oh, I’ll drink to that. To you.

Jack: To me.

Diane: Sure.

Jack: I’m not complaining. Uh, what did I do to deserve a toast?

Kyle: Mom didn’t give me details, but she told me how you’re helping nikki and I really admire that.

Jack: Well, thank you both. I’m only doing what I’m sure nikki would do for me if the situation were reversed.

Diane: Your father can be too kind and unselfish at times. As if you don’t have your hands full enough at home.

Kyle: So, ashley. She seemed okay when we got home.

Diane: Yeah, I was surprised she didn’t tear into me about my promotion as soon as we walked through the door. Not that I’m complaining.

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Nikki: I know both of you are worried about me, but I can certainly handle a conversation with my former sponsor at crimson lights.

Victor: Well, then you won’t mind if I put one of my men at a table nearby so they can keep an eye on you.

Nikki: Oh, victor, you have got to stop coddling me.

Victor: Sweetheart, I’m not coddling you. I’m just aware of how dangerous this is. We don’t know what this lunatic woman is up to.

Nikki: Well, whatever it is, she’s the reason why I’m stuck in this house and I hate it.

Victor: It won’t last forever.

Victoria: Mom, please stay home. Just, you’re safe here. Please don’t tempt fate. Let dad’s security team and the police find jordan before you venture out again.

Victor: Sweetheart, please. If you keep on pressing the issue, you’re forcing that woman to do more than just a phone call. She could really endanger your life again.

Abby: Thank you so much.

Tessa: Hi!

Abby: Hello! Please tell me that that smile on your face means what I think it means.

Tessa: So, I talked to mariah about your job offer.

Abby: And?

Tessa: With my wife’s blessing, I’ve decided I’m definitely interested in accepting it.

Abby: Are you sure?

Tessa: One hundred percent. But I do have a few conditions.

Abby: Just name it and consider it done.

Tessa: Good. I’m glad you said that, because I want some serious changes made around here.

Jack: There is no doubt about it, tucker’s mind games have done a real number on ashley. Though I did have some quiet time with her this afternoon, and I am cautiously optimistic she’s ready to turn a corner.

Diane: That’s good. What changed?

Jack: I think she’s just had enough. Painful as it’s all been, I think she’s coming out on the other side and finally, she can put tucker behind her once and for all.

Kyle: It won’t be easy. I mean, I know firsthand just how skilled tucker is at getting in your head and refusing to let go until he’s done with you. I’m pulling for her.

Diane: It is unbelievable how tucker has upended this family, and he’s still going strong. I don’t think he’ll ever take his sights off jabot.

Jack: Despite his claims that he doesn’t want payback.

Diane: And, exposing his cover-up scandal wasn’t enough to crush him.

Kyle: Yeah, and– and don’t forget about audra blowing our follow-up attack. I mean, that weapon’s useless now.

Diane: Tucker’s obsession with everything abbott is obnoxious. Is there nothing we can do to stop him?

Jack: Of course there is. We make sure jabot is ready to defend itself from that man at every level.

Tucker: You know, for a woman who’s subtly made it clear that the subject of her own family is off-limits, you’re very insightful about the pain that estrangement can cause. I’m not asking for anything. I’m just noting.

Audra: Good choice. Can I make a suggestion about your situation with devon?

Tucker: Please.

Audra: First of all, do nothing.

Tucker: Wow. Gosh. Why didn’t I think of that?

Audra: Just hear me out. Look, I know you love nothing more than to race over to the chancellor mansion this minute and refuse to leave until devon tells you he forgives you.

Tucker: You’re not wrong.

Audra: But what I’m telling you is do nothing. Like just wait a while. Everything is just too fresh and too volatile after your breakup with ashley. So, just let the dust settle. Be patient.

Tucker: Not something I excel at. What then?

Audra: Well, think about it. How many times have you promised devon that you’ve changed and then gone back on your promise?

Tucker: Over the course of our entire relationship? Too many times to count.

Audra: Yeah, so you’re going to need more than words and empty promises to convince him. Telling him won’t mean a thing. You’ll have to show him.

Tucker: All right. How do I show him?

Audra: Just stand down, take a breath and just be there for him when you see that he needs help. No scheming, no subterfuge, no strings attached. For no other reason than you love him and it’s the right thing to do.

Tucker: In other words, the last thing that he would expect from me. You’re amazing. Coarse hair

Tucker: Shall we?

Audra: You know, I’m not tired and I don’t want this evening to end, so what do you say I buy you a nightcap?

Tucker: I love it. Let’s do it. I just have a couple calls to make and then I’ll be right back down.

Audra: Okay.

Tucker: Okay.

Tessa: Don’t be offended, but I think society could use a major makeover.

Abby: Excuse me?

Tessa: So, this is what I’m thinking. We do a dj, karaoke. We remove those tables and put a dance floor. And then, the menu. We go international. Monday, french cuisine. Tuesday, italian–

Abby: Tessa.

Tessa: Wednesday–

Abby: No, no, no. I’m not sure about any of that, actually. No.

Tessa: [ Laughs ] I’m sorry. I’m sorry, abby. I’m just messing with you.

Abby: Oh.

Tessa: I wouldn’t change a single thing about society. People love it here. I mean, there would be a riot in town if you so much as changed the empanada recipe.

Abby: Well, thank god, because you really had me going there for a minute.

Tessa: Well, don’t be too grateful just yet, because I do have one condition.

Abby: I’m afraid to ask.

Tessa: It’s about aria.

Abby: Oh. How’s she doing? I haven’t seen her in a couple weeks.

Tessa: Oh, she’s so fantastic. I mean, it’s just such a miracle. She’s adjusting so well to her hearing aids, and she’s even started trying to sing along when we sing her lullabies, when we put her to bed. So cute.

Abby: That’s so beautiful. I love that little girl. So, listen, if your ask is about aria, you can pretty much guarantee I’m going to say yes.

Tessa: Well, I just need some flexibility with my work schedule here, so that mariah and I can coordinate our time with her.

Abby: Of course. I was already planning on it. From one mother to another, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Tessa: Wow. That was easy. I should have held out for all the paella I could eat. Which is a lot.

Abby: Well, I’m sold on that too. Come here. Yay. Aw. Tessa, you really are a lifesaver. It’s going to be such a relief having you here because you’re so positive and energetic. And I won’t feel like I’m shortchanging dominic with my new responsibilities on the board at chancellor-winters. And I really do think you’re going to love it here.

Tessa: Oh, I don’t doubt that for one minute.

Abby: I cannot wait to tell devon. He’s going to be just as thrilled as I am. Hey, why don’t you come by after we close and we can go over everything.

Tessa: I’m here.

Abby: And the customers are going to love you too. In fact, here, come with me.

Tessa: Hm. Oh.

Abby: Excuse me. I would like to introduce you to the new manager of society tessa porter.

Diane: Congratulations.

Jack: Fantastic news, tessa. Congratulations.

Tessa: Thank you.

Kyle: That’s fantastic.

Nikki: All right. I won’t meet seth at crimson lights. I’ll have him come here. Does that make you happy?

Victor: Happy is hardly the word, okay? But I’m very grateful that you’ve decided to stay.

[ Cell phone ringing ] Excuse me. I need to take this.

Victoria: Thank you. Thank you so much for staying where you’re safe, mom. So, I won’t worry about you, at least not as much. But I’m glad that dad is here with you, so I will go back, and I’ll check on claire. And I love you. I’ll talk to you later, okay?

Nikki: I love you too. And don’t worry, I’ll be fine, okay?

[ Phone ringing ]

Seth: It’s nikki. Nikki! Hey. Please tell me you’re not canceling.

Nikki: Oh, no. I just have to change locations.

Seth: Oh. No problem. Just name the place and I’ll be there.

Nikki: I can’t get away from the ranch right now. Would you mind meeting me here?

Seth: Okay. That– that’s fine. I just– I just need the address.

Nikki: 421 larkspur trail, highway B. I’ll tell the security guard that I’m expecting you.

Seth: Okay. Okay, that– that– that’s– that’s great. I’ll see you soon.

Nikki: Okay.

Jordan: Where are you meeting her?

Seth: Uh, at the– at the newman ranch.

Jordan: Oh. Well, this just keeps getting better and better.

Seth: Yes, um, yeah. If advanced lung cancer

Victor: I will deal with that momentarily, all right? Thank you.

[ Victor sighing ] Did you talk to seth?

Nikki: Yes. He’s on his way here instead of crimson lights.

Victor: It makes me happy that you changed your mind, all right? It means a lot to me. Now, you’re looking forward to talking to him?

Nikki: Well, yeah. If I can help him even a little bit, it will be added incentive for my sobriety.

Victor: Come here. I’ve got to tell you, the fact that you’re willing to help someone while you’re struggling yourself means a great deal, okay? And if that makes you happy in the process, then… I’m happy for you.

Nikki: There’s only one other thing I can think of that would make me happy.

Victor: Uh-oh. What’s that?

Nikki: Setting a trap for jordan before she can set one for us.

Jack: Ash? Ashley?

Kyle: Can I pour you a drink?

Diane: No, no. I’m– I’m good. Hey, is everything all right?

Kyle: Yeah. Why wouldn’t it be?

Diane: Well, I can think of a few things.

Kyle: Like what?

Diane: Like jabot.

Kyle: What? I’m supposed to be upset about work? After hours?

Diane: No, not work per se, but what you and I were talking about when we came in earlier.

Kyle: Ah. About my decision that I made with r&d that should have been yours and my overstepping.

Diane: I said helping, not overstepping.

Kyle: My mistake.

Diane: And you seemed to tense up a bit whenever jabot came up at dinner.

Kyle: Okay, mom, you’re clearly trying to get at something, but I’m not sure what it is, so just help me out.

Diane: I think you know. Jack promoted me to a position that you used to have. One that you and I both lobbied for you to have again and I want you to tell me how you really feel about it.

Kyle: Okay, this is on your mind a lot more than it is mine.

Diane: I don’t think so.

Kyle: Okay. I stopped lobbying for myself because I realized you were the right person at the right time. This is the way it should be.

Diane: Yes, but it’s created a whole new dynamic at work. It seems like you’re having a hard time accepting that. I mean, kyle, I get it. It can’t be easy coming back to a lesser role there than you had before.

Kyle: Mom. Mom, I’m not struggling.

Diane: Would you tell me if you were?

Kyle: I would. And it’s all good.

Diane: I just want us to find the right balance at work, where we can be happy and productive and– and comfortable. I mean, yes, kyle, I am your boss. But first and foremost, I’m your mom. And I don’t want this to come between us. And in fact, I will do whatever it takes to keep that from happening, so just– come on. Tell me the truth.

Kyle: Okay. Okay, you’re right. This is a lot tougher for me to take than I thought it would be. And I’m trying very hard right now not to resent you for it.

Jack: Where are you, ashley?

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Dex, it’s carly. Are you there? I’m looking for josslyn.

[ Sighs ] Dex! The deception feature is huge! And it looks terrific. Would you say that we got maximum exposure at a bargain rate? I would, grandmother, say just that. Your negotiating skills were awe-inspiring. Thank you.

[ Laughs ] So, you got credit, carly had a great first issue, deception had huge exposure. I-I mean, everybody wins. E-except nina. Did I tell you that we would be able to run this company with or without maxie? Let’s not even go there, okay? Ladies, have I got a surprise for you.

[ Sighs ] Hey.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Well, hello there, stranger. So nice to see — marshall, are you in there? Oh, stella, I’m so sorry. Ah. I got kind of caught up in my head there for a minute. Are you okay? Yeah. Yeah. I’m, uh, perfectly fine. Physically. I just came from my psychiatrist. Oh. How did it go? I was prepared for bad news. I know how to deal with bad news. But… but what? I got good news. And I have no idea how to handle it. Gregory: “Notorious criminal is shot while being transferred from pentonville.” “Notorious” doesn’t even scratch the surface of who olivia jerome was. Mm. But it is technically correct. The headline does lean in the direction of the more lurid, but it doesn’t tip over into it. Thanks. It says she didn’t see her death coming. That’s unfortunate. It’s a mercy she didn’t deserve. Wow. Anyway, it doesn’t matter what I think. If I can get readers who need some sort of sparkling headline to actually read this article, they’re gonna read something that really matters, right? About gun control, about rising violence, about prison reform. Yes? Well, from what I read, you’ve got the catalyst you’re looking for. She usually does. There’s no one better at turning a headline into a cause than my cousin. Come on, dex! Open the door! He’s gone.


[ Door closes ] Trina. Hey. How was physical therapy? Was everyone blown away by you? It was okay. Well, you’re improving every single session. Everyone can see that. Mom and I are amazed by how far you’ve come. Thanks for the encouragement. So we’re gonna throw you the biggest party this zip code has ever seen once you’re up on your feet.

[ Chuckles ] Walking over to you and your mom for a hug will be all the celebration I need. There’s no need to worry about a party. Well, okay. I guess I should go cancel the caterers then. Trina. You don’t have to hide from me. And you don’t have to run away from what you feel. People don’t usually need my help in dealing with good news, so I don’t have much experience in that area, but let’s give it a shot anyway. You know, my psychiatrist has been weaning me off my meds. Yeah, for a few months now, right? That’s right. And in all this time, there’s been no episodes, no — no seeing things, no hearing voices. No I-indications of schizophrenia? It confirms what portia first suspected and all this testing and observation seem to bear out. Back in the day, you were misdiagnosed. Yes, ma’am.

[ Sighs ] Well, I guess there’s no sense in railing at the past. It’s not gonna hear us anyway. It’s not like I can track the doctor down and, what, what, beat him up? Sue? I’m not sure it would do any good if you could. Look, so, instead, why don’t we just thank the good lord that that sword that’s been hanging over your head for 40 years is finally gone. You, marshall ashford, are finally free! That’s the thing. I don’t feel free. When I got here, uh, it was too late. Too late how? Dex was already gone. But, uh, sonny was here, and he gave me this as a consolation prize.

[ Dog tags clatter ] So, dex left on his own? Well, it’s not like he had much of a choice. But sonny didn’t hurt him. Not according to sonny. What did dex’s letter say?

[ Voice breaking ] It said that he left because it was safer for everybody and that he loved me and he was grateful for the time that we had together. Oh, baby, I’m so sorry. No. Dex was right. He said this was gonna happen. I mean, sonny had to send him away. He was too much of a liability. Whether it was the cops or sonny’s enemies, they were gonna come for him. He knew — he knows way too much about the organization. He does, josslyn. He’s right. So, what am I supposed to do? I’m supposed to be grateful that sonny sent him away instead of having him killed? Assuming that’s what happened, assuming sonny didn’t make him write this letter, then kill him anyway. Now, come on. Sonny wouldn’t do that. Are you sure? ‘Cause I didn’t think sonny would leave you. I didn’t think he would turn on michael. I didn’t think that he would treat someone who saved his life like a traitor. But he did all that. He did all of that and more. So before you sit here and tell me that dex is somewhere safe, please ask yourself, would you bet your life on it? Because dex just did. I’m sorry. I’m — I’m interrupting? Of course you are, but I’m always happy to have you interrupt me. It actually got me off my soapbox, too, so… I thought you were just hitting your stride. She was, and, in fact, we were just in the middle of — running a newspaper. Yeah, I understand. By the way, you two should be taking a victory lap for the invader’s restraint, telling a story that, in lesser hands, would have become a sensationalistic tale of a vicious criminal brought down in a manner even more grisly than she herself employed. Well, thank you for saying that. And I don’t think that’s why you dropped by. Well, no, not entirely. I’m guessing that shawn butler has not talked to you yet. I just — I just got an e-mail from him, but I haven’t had time to respond to it yet. How’d you know he was trying to reach me? Well, he and i have just completed a rather substantial business arrangement, and he was supposed to tell you. Oh. What kind of business? I bought the invader.


I’m not hiding anything. I’m fine. Okay. Okay. I’ll have to take you at your word, but I just want you to know if there’s ever a time that you’re not fine, you don’t have to pretend that you are. Do you think that’s true? Deep down true? What do you mean?

[ Sighs ] Sometimes people ask you if you’re okay, and you can see that — that they’re desperately hoping that you’ll say, “I’m okay.” That way they can say that they checked in and saw how you were doing. But god forbid you tell them the truth or — or give them a hint that things are not so great, and, boy, do they get uncomfortable. Yeah, I know. Then they start glancing at their watch or checking their phone and, what do you know? They got a message, and then all of a sudden they got to go somewhere, anywhere. Yeah. Right? And not too long ago, you know, you were laughing, having drinks, putting something on the grill, no problem. And now it’s like they don’t know what to say or how to handle you. Yeah. I know a little bit of what that’s like. But, honey, that’s not how it goes here. And not with me. I do know that. But I’m afraid to let everything I’m feeling come out. Now, why is that? Because I feel like if I do, I’ll fall apart. And I’ll never be able to put myself back together again. You’re joking, right? I mean, you’ve never expressed any interest in the invader, let alone buying it. Uh, I know that this comes as a bit of a shock, given my lack of experience with publishing or the media, but you stepped out of the law and became an editor. Look how well that turned out. Are you okay, alexis? I will be once I call shawn. Alexis, I know that you have a long history with shawn. You should make that call. But just so you know, I did make a substantial offer above market for the invader, and he took it. Shawn doesn’t chase money. That’s not his thing. His thing is political and social issues. And his nonprofit organization, which not only funds the invader, but underwrites various media outlets around the world. And with this infusion of cash, it will bolster his nonprofit and expand its reach. And you’re doing this out of the goodness of your heart? No, not entirely. My heart’s not that good. But the invader’s business possibilities are. I didn’t get into this to print money. If I had, we’d still be telling stories about ufos and celebrity diets. I know that, and i respect your incorruptibility. Well, if you’ve come here to take away my editorial control or put a corporate slant on things, I can save you the trouble for making a really difficult call because I quit. “It is with great joy that, together with their families, brook lynn quartermaine –” that’s you, sweetie — “and harrison chase invite you and a guest to the celebration of their wedding.” Doesn’t that just get you right where you live? They’re just perfect, ma. Aren’t they, granny? Mm-hmm. Chase and brook lynn, they are my business. And their wedding needs to be perfect, tracy. So no more petty fighting with lois and olivia about the reception. No more arguing with ned about anything, really. All that matters is that those two beautiful souls belong together and we all do everything we can to help make that happen. Do we understand each other? We do. Brook lynn: They’re just perfect. Far from it. I know who sonny is and I know what he’s capable of. And he just doesn’t want to admit the fact that he was vulnerable and the fact that he actually owes dex. I do not believe that sonny had dex killed. He let him live, and he did that for you. Sonny doesn’t get to play god with our lives just because the rest of you let him do it with yours. I will not let him keep me and dex apart. I won’t do it. I have been here all night looking for something, just looking for an address, a phone number, something from dex’s life before he came to port charles, something that will help me find him. He did two tours in afghanistan, and he came back. So he can’t be gone now.


That fear — I get it. You feel like if you give it an inch, it’ll take all of you. But, honey, that pain you’re feeling, that hurt — it can’t be contained forever. I mean, you can — you can try to hide it, you can lock it deep inside you, but it’s still there. And it ain’t getting any smaller. What it will do, it’ll turn toxic. And — and — and all that toxic grief will seep out, honey. And eventually, it’ll get to your heart. And it’ll make it harder. And that magical light inside you will dim. And that’s not gonna happen. Not to you, trina. But I just don’t know what to do with everything that I’m feeling. Share it. Let it out. I did, and it broke me to pieces.

[ Sighs ] But I was surrounded by family. My family fixed me. Your mom, aunt stella, my dad, tj, you. You all put me back together. When I had no strength, you all gave me yours. And you, too, trina. You are surrounded by family and love. So let it out. Fall apart if you have to. That’s it. No matter what, honey, we will catch you every single time. I’m not sure I understand. It’s this misdiagnosis. Ever since portia told me my test results didn’t show the genetic markers for schizophrenia, I-I-I’ve been wrestling with this in my head. And now that I’ve been weaned off my meds and there hasn’t been any reoccurrence of symptoms, it’s no longer a question mark in the back of my mind. It’s a fact. It’s real. I was misdiagnosed. But I hope you’re not blaming yourself for believing what that doctor said all those years ago. It’s hard not to. Stella, I got — I got one diagnosis, and I didn’t question it! Nobody did! Doctors were gods back then. What they said was the final word. I got one question. One question. If what I was experiencing wasn’t schizophrenia, then what the hell was it? And what if it happens again? I have to stop because every second I spend crying puts more miles between me and dex. Josslyn, I know you’re hurt. And I know you’re angry with sonny. But dex is alive, and it could have gone differently. Well, the only reason they didn’t is because of you. So I have you to thank, not sonny. Well, it’s least that I owed dex. But he was working for me. So some of your anger should be aimed at me. Well, I also know that dex was always gonna protect sonny. No matter how many times I warned him otherwise, he still believed in sonny. Just like you. How? Why, when he’s been so awful? Don’t say “because of donna.” But it is about donna. Because donna loves her father every bit as much as you love yours. It’s a really, um, difficult question to answer, and you’re probably not gonna understand. And that’s okay. Sonny and i have a history. And I know that he’s flawed. I know him better than anyone. And, yeah, he’s hurt me and he’s disappointed me. But I have hurt him and I have disappointed him. It’s not the same. Let me tell you something. There have been people in my life who wouldn’t quit on me, no matter how bad I messed up, so I don’t quit on sonny, even when I don’t agree with him and even when he’s wrong. Well, sonny doesn’t deserve your loyalty. Or dex’S. Alexis, I admire your journalistic integrity. And of course I want to make money because the invader is a business, it’s not a hobby. But you have been solidly in the black since taking over, so I see no reason to change your approach. It’s highly unusual for a new owner to want to just leave things as is. Typically, they want to tinker or, you know, fine-tune. Alexis, maybe you should hear the man out before you make any decisions, journalistically or otherwise. Fine. Please continue. You are the editor. I have no interest or desire to interfere or tinker with your work. That’s a relief. The invader is your baby, and I intend to keep it that way. Good. And maybe we can even work together sometime. Within those parameters. See? That’s great. That’s the spirit. But, uh, with shawn gone, you’re gonna need a publisher, someone with vision, someone with prior experience. Of course. Of course. Do you have somebody in mind? I hope I’m not late.


Are you seeing what I’m seeing? I can almost guarantee that I am not. Oh, wait. Let me see. “It is with great joy that, together with their families, brook lynn quartermaine –” you — “and harrison chase invite you to the celebration of their wedding.” Oh. Exactly. Mm-hmm. Even yuri rates a plus one. Well, what is that supposed to mean, “even yuri”? I happen to find yuri very handsome and charming. And that accent is to die for. Yeah, and he is — he is free to attend the wedding with the companion of his choice. Which I would be if there was an “and a guest,” which there is not. And I can only assume that it’s your subtle way of implying that I am not going to be able to find someone to take to the wedding. Oh, okay, alright. Well, I had nothing to do with that. But if I did have something to say about your love life or the dating apps that you should be on, I wouldn’t be that subtle. I think we can all agree on that. Mm. There is nothing subtle about removing “and a guest” from my invitation. And do not try to tell me that this is just a coincidence because years ago I thought that you were not good enough for my son. And now, all these years later, you don’t think I’m good enough for anybody. Good enough? Sure. Nice enough? Well, that depends upon the day you’re having. Well, rest assured, there are plenty of people all over the globe that would be thrilled to be my guest. And I would warmly welcome any one of those lucky winners that you want to bring. Sure, you say that now.

[ Scoffs ] No one is trying to slight you, grandmother. It was a misprint. What? The “and a guest” was accidentally dropped from your invitation. Look, see for yourself. This is the master list we sent to the printer. See? So bring whoever you want, tracy. Fire the printer. I’m not firing anyone. It was an honest mistake, okay? And listen, you know, you can bring someone. You can bring a boatload of someones, whatever. Just let me know so I can make sure that there are enough chairs. But just between us girls — and you know you can tell me — who’s the lucky guy? Come on. Nina: Did you tell her? I was just about to, but your entrance kind of speaks for itself. You okay? Hell no. Gregory, you know nina reeves, the former editor of crimson magazine. Yeah, nina may have been editor — it’s okay, valentin. Alexis, if you’re thinking that I accepted valentin’s offer with the intention of pushing you out as editor in chief and taking over, then — did you? I like that. Getting straight to the point. Thank you for not beating around the bush for a half an hour. Did you? I was surprised as anyone when valentin proposed that I become publisher of the invader, and once the surprise wore off, I got really excited because I have watched what you have done here. You’ve taken this common tabloid newspaper and you turned it into a vehicle for serious journalism. Well, that was the point. That was what shawn butler and i agreed upon from the beginning. And I am so honored to be part of this team, and I will do anything that I can to help you hone your vision. I appreciate that very much. What I would like to know is why the person that I am now taking orders from got fired from her last job. I don’t think this feeling is ever going away. I hate it, but I don’t know how to make it stop. It’s like…

[ Sighs heavily ] It’s like, without spencer… all the color in the world is gone. It’s just gray. And I feel like I’m a zombie barely going through the motions and everything that I thought was important, like art or — or good grades or the sorbonne… I look at that now, and it’s like… none of that is important. And it’s not even that I don’t care. It’s like I-I don’t care that I don’t care. I hear you. Do you think that’ll go away with time? I’m not thinking anything. Just listening. And it’s —

[ Sighs ] I keep getting e-mails from pcu asking me to confirm if I’m coming back for the fall semester, and I don’t — I-I just — I don’t know if I can do that. So don’T. Don’t do it. But what if I never can? You don’t need to remind me that sonny often hurts the people he cares about and then rationalize it by saying he’s following some code. I know, josslyn. I’ve watched him do it for years. Hell, I’ve watched him do it to me. But I knew what I was getting into when I chose to be a part of sonny’s world, and so did dex. So, this “code” just justifies everything that sonny’s done? No, honey. It explains it. It’s his world. It’s how he operates. It’s what he’s done for years. Hell, by now, it’s a part of his dna. Is loyalty a part of this code? Seriously, mom. Why is it that everybody, dex included, has to be blindly loyal to sonny, but he doesn’t have to be loyal to them? Dex is not stupid or naive. He’s ex-military. Adapting to situations is what he does. He’s lucky that he was dealing with sonny, and he’s even luckier that he had you. No. I’m a part of the reason why he’s in this mess. You’re not. You —

[ Sighs ] You are the only reason that he’s probably still alive, okay? You and the fact that sonny loves you. Oh, don’t! He does. Or dex wouldn’t have gotten the option to leave. Well, I don’t want sonny’s kind of love. I just want dex back. So can you please help me find him? Port charles is the only true home he’s ever known. Okay [Sighs] Josslyn, before you take off and blow up your life trying to find dex, you need to ask yourself a very important question. What, what if I don’t find him? What if you do?


I can’t imagine going back to campus in the fall a-and doing things that normal people do in college, not after losing spencer. And I’d just be pretending. And I don’t even have enough energy to pull that off. I don’t even bother trying. Well, it’s clearly one of those times where “fake it till you make it” doesn’t apply. If you’re not feeling college, then don’t go. Okay, well, try telling that to mom. Yeah, that’s gonna take some time, but she’ll get there. Look, no matter how old, how independent or self-sufficient you become, you’re always going to be your mother’s child. And your mom wants what every parent in the world wants, and that’s for you to be happy. I don’t think I can ever be happy again. Well, do you have an idea about what it would take for you to be happy again? A miracle. Barring that? I just need… I just need to find a way to keep spencer present in my life ’cause I feel like I’m losing a little bit of him every day. And what if one day the only thing left I have of him… …is this? I wasted half my life because some doctor thought he knew what was wrong with me. But doctors know more today than they knew back then. But I may never know what happened to me. And I have a hard time letting go of that one.

[ Sighs ] I think you can be forgiven for that. What happened to you back then was a mystery, and people need a mystery solved. And as much as I want answers, I’m not sure I can afford to spend the limited time I have on this here earth trying to find them. Is it fair to my family? Is it fair to the people I care about? Only you can answer that. Oh, I know exactly what I’m gonna say to dex when I find him. I’m gonna say, “to hell with sonny. You’re coming back home with me.” Okay, I don’t doubt that you have what it takes to find dex. But dex isn’t in sonny’s world anymore. He’s not under his thumb. Isn’t that what you’ve always wanted? Let dex start a new life. Hey, nina’s exit from

crimson had nothing — it’s okay, valentin. Alexis asked a very valid question, and she deserves a response. I try to keep my personal and professional worlds apart. Drew chose to merge the two. He put carly in place as editor in chief solely to get back at me. So if anyone put crimson and its staff at risk, you should be looking in carly and drew’s direction, not mine. Mm. Well, thank you for being so forthright. And I’ll always be like that. Any more questions? Not at the moment. I know my exit from crimson — it was a little dramatic, right? And the whole drama between me and carly and drew — it’s a little scandalous, but a little scandal does not need to get in the way of serious journalism. Ask woodward and bernstein. I know it might not be my place to point this out, but woodward and bernstein investigated and reported on a scandal. They weren’t a part of the scandal itself. I know that I have not run a daily before, but I have years of experience in publishing — perhaps a little bit more than you, alexis. That’s true. And I know how this industry works. I can get things done, and I am prepared to make this work. Are you?

[ Sighs ]


Well, I wish I had something different to say, honey, but my advice is the same. If you want to keep spencer present, then share your memories of him. Tell your mom. Tell josslyn. Tell me. But even you’ll get tired of that. Try me. And you can start with that figurine. Why is it so special? You brought your turtle dove with you? Well, yeah. There might be weekends where you’re gonna be back home and I’ll be here and… it’ll be like if we’re still together. That’s what this thing is for, isn’t it?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Yeah, it sure is. That’s pretty cute. Aww, you have yours with you. Yeah, I, um — I take this with me everywhere I go. It’s — it’s a turtle dove. There’s two of them — like in the christmas carol.

Two turtle doves um…spencer… spencer originally wanted to give this to me for christmas, but so much happened, and, um, he gave it to me months later. But I didn’t care about the delay. I loved them. Like I loved him.

[ Sighs ] I guess I’m just gonna have to learn to live with the fact that I — I may never know what was wrong with me. Better than the alternative.

[ Both laugh ] How you doing now? Better. Better than I have in years. The symptoms haven’t shown any signs of returning and the stress of — of waiting for it to happen again — I didn’t know how much it was weighing on me until… it’s gone. You have been carrying a heavy burden for a long time. Are you ready to put it down? The past is the past. Let’s focus on today the way that I’ve been focused on yesterday. Besides, I hear today is where the good stuff is anyway. Are you sure about this? What other choice is there? How can somebody take a look at me and diagnose a condition I had 40 years ago that hasn’t reared its ugly head since? I got to let it go. You can’t stop a man with a plan. Skiddlee-dee-bop, sha-bop, sha-bam.

[ Both laugh ] Not this man, not this plan. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you listening to me. I appreciate you more than you know. It’s what I do. It’s a lot more than that. Thank you. Felicia. I-it’s — it’s stella, yes. I was wondering if I could trouble you with something. At the moment, there is no one in particular that I want to take to the wedding. Do you want me to introduce you to someone? Oh! Or I can help you set up your dating profile for the apps. I really don’T. I, uh — I’m actually quite content being single. I’m talking about someone pleasant for the wedding. You know, someone who’ll open the door for you or take your coat for you or give you a little dip on the dance floor in the middle of the reception. Pass. But thank you, though. “Tracy quartermaine and a guest.” Better? Much.

[ Sighs ] Hey. Come here. I can see it in your eyes. You’re worried about your grandmother. Don’t be. Tracy doesn’t need anyone but tracy. I’m not so sure about that, ma. For all granny’s bravado, there’s a loneliness inside her. It’s been there ever since she lost luke. I don’t know. Maybe this wedding will be a way for her to be a little less lonely. Yeah.

[ Laughs ] I knew you’d make the right decision. It’s for the best of the invader. Well, it’s what we all want. Yes. Well, we are going to take off because you have a lot of work to do. Yes, I have plenty of work to do, familiarizing myself with the operation. Well, you know I’m just a phone call away, and I will do everything I can to make this arrangement work. Well, that makes it unanimous.

[ Chuckling ] Okay. Okay.

[ Door closes ] I know what you’re thinking, so just go ahead and say it.

[ Sighs ] I’m thinking that you’re taking a risk, but you already know that. Of course I know that. I can see what’s going on. I’m not ready to leave the invader, and I want to see what those two are planning. Thank you for having my back. Yeah, of course. But make no mistake. I’m expecting great things from you and alexis. That is, if you meant what you were saying in there. Oh, I meant every word. I mean, the invader can be a bit self-righteous, but alexis does a great job. She does a great job. But the newspaper could use a little… sexing up. How do you intend to do that? Oh, that’s simple. You just focus on the stories that the readers are hungry for. Such as? Such as… carly and drew. I can’t let dex go. I’m sorry. He just means too much to me. So…I’m gonna find him. And if he doesn’t want to come back to port charles, then we’ll go somewhere else together.

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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

 

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Rj: You know you can tell me anything, right? Luna, I can clearly see that you’re upset. Just tell me this isn’t me. Did I do something wrong?

Luna: No.

Rj: Well, maybe I was texting you too much and you just wanted to be alone. But I– I’m sorry, I was just really concerned because I’m so used to you always texting me back. It was really unlike you. No, I’M… I’m not upset with you.

Rj: Okay, then what? You said that I needed to know something about last night?

Zende: Hello, luna.

Luna: Hi, you.

Luna: I– I– I saw rj. It was him. He was here. He’s the only guy that I’ve ever… I don’t understand. This doesn’t make any sense.

[ Door slams ]

Zende: Poppy, what are you doing here?

Poppy: We’re alone now. I need to know exactly what happened last night with my daughter.

Deacon: Hey, sweetheart. I haven’t seen you in a while.

Hope: Yeah. And sadly, we both know why.

Deacon: Uh-oh.

Hope: Uh-oh is right. Dad, I’m here to make one last appeal. I miss you. End your relationship with sheila.

Hope: I mean, do you miss me? Dad, do you miss the kids?

Deacon: Of course, I do. I miss you more than anything.

Hope: Okay, so what is it then? What– what is the pull to sheila that’s stronger than your want to– want to be with us? I mean, dad, do you know how hurtful that is? I mean, you are choosing an actual psychopath over your own family.

Poppy: Luna is in love with rj. She had no intention of being with you.

Zende: I would never take advantage of someone. I will say it as many times as you need to hear it. I thought luna reached out to me. She was waiting for me when I came home. I had no idea that luna wasn’t herself. She seemed into it, let alone that she thought I was rj. Now, all because of your so-called mints.

Luna: All because of your disgusting mints, mom. Now our relationship is tainted.

Poppy: Honey, no.

Luna: Yes, mom, it is.

Zende: I respect you wanting to be truthful. But your mother’s right. There is absolutely no reason rj needs to know.

Rj: Luna, look at me. Whatever it is that you gotta tell me, just know I love you. And that you’re safe, and that I’m always gonna be here for you. Nothing you could ever do is gonna change that. Just please tell me what’s going on.

Luna: You have no idea how much I wish I stayed at that party. And came back here with you last night.

Hope: Dad, I don’t know how else to frame this for you, to get you to understand, but… dad, I love you.

Deacon: I love you, too.

Hope: Okay, so why are you doing the one thing that you know is going to drive a wedge between us? I don’t understand, dad. There’s– there’s millions of women in los angeles. Millions. That– that aren’t sheila. That aren’t someone who– who could potentially turn on a dime and hurt one of us.

Deacon: She wouldn’t do that.

Hope: You don’t know that. And there are children involved, so why even risk it? Please, put an end to it. I don’t understand.

Sheila: I, uh, I couldn’t help but overhear.

Deacon: Hey, babe. I’m sorry. I didn’t want you to have to…

Hope: No, dad, don’t apologize. Please, not on my behalf, because I meant every word.

Deacon: So, uh, where did you take off to?

Sheila: I just needed to see someone.

Deacon: Really? Who?

Sheila: Just someone from my past. No– no one important, really, but hope… I know how much you hate to see your father and me together. And I am sorry you feel that way. I truly am sorry. But the fact remains, we are in a committed relationship. We love one another. Could you please find it in your heart to just give me a chance?

Hope: Well, the fact remains, sheila, I will never be able to accept that. Because I don’t believe that you have changed. I don’t think you are capable. I think you are pulling one over on my dad. And I love him too much to watch him risk destroying the life that he has worked so hard for for you. Dad, I’m going to fight for us. For our family. And I am not going to lose you to her.

Zende: None of last night would’ve happened. None of it. If you hadn’t been so careless with your drug-laced mints.

Poppy: Do you think I’m not horrified by what happened? I still can’t believe that luna’s mints got mixed up with mine.

Zende: Look, you’re upset. I am too. I care about luna. I would have loved nothing more than to be the man in her life, but… that’s rj. I would have never inserted myself in that situation if I hadn’t believed that she wanted me to. Now it’s just a big mess.

Poppy: Yeah, it’s about to get messier.

Zende: What does that mean?

Poppy: I’m afraid that luna’s gonna tell rj what happened, risking everything they could have together.

Rj: I mean, I wish we could’ve been together last night too. I couldn’t believe how much I missed you.

Luna: I missed you too. Way more than you know.

Rj: Luna, is that what you’re upset about? That we missed a night together? Because I think we’re gonna have a lot more. I mean, I’m just saying.

Luna: I hope so.

Rj: Why would there be any doubt? Luna… seriously, did I– did I do something wrong?

Luna: No, no, you’re perfect.

Rj: No, come on. I don’t know about that.

Luna: I do. I mean, you’re so sweet and kind, loving.

Rj: You– you’re all those things. And more, luna. Like I said, like I got back here at the apartment and I was thinking about you. Alone, in your bed.

Luna: You’re always so fun. Zende? Wait, where’s rj? Rj?

>I just wished I could’ve been with you.

Luna: If you were, everything would be so different. Head & shoulders is launching something huge.

Sheila: I– I know you don’t believe I’ve changed, but I– I can prove it to you. Okay, but just open that door a little bit.

Hope: You know what? Forget it. No, hope. Please. You’re kind. You’re compassionate. Why can’t you extend that to me?

Hope: Because you don’t deserve it, sheila. I mean, you know what this is, right? This is the I’ve changed speech, which I have heard from many people over the years. But no, you might have my dad fooled, but I see you clearly. You are the same manipulative, lying killer that you have always been.

Deacon: Okay, hope, please. Come on.

Hope: No, dad, it is true. You want to show me that you’ve changed?

Sheila: Yes, I do.

Hope: Okay, then. Show some growth… and walk away. End the relationship, because clearly my dad isn’t capable of doing it. But if you actually care about him, if you actually are in love with my father like you say you are, you will see what your relationship is costing him. And it is costing him his family, a relationship with his daughter, a relationship with his grandchildren, which I know that you understand.

Deacon: Okay. So please, sheila, he’s lost enough time already.

Deacon: Let’s– let’s just leave this right here for now.

Hope: Yeah.

Deacon: I promise I will speak with you, but right now I need to speak with sheila alone.

Sheila: Don’t, deacon. Don’t let hope get to you.

Poppy: I love that luna is such a good person. But sometimes my daughter can be too honest for her own good. She could lose the only man she ever loved.

Zende: Not could. Will. I know rj. He won’t understand. Especially since I’m involved. This will be a deal breaker. This isn’t even her fault. It’s because of you and your damn mints. I can’t help worrying… that luna’s about to lose everything.

Rj: Luna, if you just tell me what’s bothering you, we could fix this. Together. You could share with me anything. Anything. We’re– we’re a team. I’m– I’m just here to help you. Wait, is this about your first time, and–

Luna: No, no, never.

Rj: So you’re not having regrets about that, or…

Luna: I mean, I have regrets, but they’re not about you.

Rj: Hey. I’m so in love with you. And it means everything to me that you hate being apart as much as I do. And if it were up to me, we’d never spend another night apart.

Sheila: Don’t let hope come between us.

Deacon: I’m not doing that.

Sheila: Okay. Good. Because I know hope wields an enormous amount of influence with you, and I don’t think she has too high of an opinion of me.

Deacon: Well, look at you putting things all nicely.

Sheila: Still… you stick by me. You always have. It’s one of the reasons I fell in love with you. And I can’t wait. I can’t wait for the world to know that the feeling is mutual. I cannot wait for the day that we can tell everyone that you proposed to me.

Deacon: Yeah, um… about that. I just– I think that maybe the news about my proposal, you know, shouldn’t come out in advance.

Sheila: Wait, what are you…

Deacon: That I– I– listen, I’m not ending our relationship. Okay? I’m just– I’m just trying to say–

Sheila: No, what are you– what are you trying to say?

Deacon: Sheila, I’m talking about hope. I’m talking about the effect that us getting married would have on my daughter. Sheila, I barely see hope as it is. My contact with– with douglas and beth, it’s hit and miss. If you were my wife, hope would cut me off completely. I would never see my daughter or my grandkids again.

Sheila: Are you saying you don’t want to marry me?

Deacon: Not yet. Not-not now.

Sheila: Not ever?

Deacon: Sheila, the last thing that I want to do in this world is hurt you. But I cannot just keep ignoring what hope’s saying to me. Please tell me you understand.

Sheila: You don’t wanna hurt me? You just did.

Zende: What?

Poppy: You think I’m a terrible mother, don’t you?

Zende: Does it matter what I think?

Poppy: In the long run, no. But since we’re stuck in this situation, we might as well have our cards on the table.

Zende: Okay. Since you asked.

Poppy: Mm-hmm…

Zende: I don’t think you’re a terrible anything. I don’t know you. But I know luna, and she is amazing. You raised her by yourself, so, you had to have had a lot to do with that. I also think that you’re careless and irresponsible.

Poppy: Okay, okay. You don’t have to say it again. I am painfully aware. My daughter wouldn’t have gone through any of this if it weren’t for me. And I still can’t believe that luna accidentally took my mints and ended up in bed with you.

Zende: I’m sorry.

Poppy: I am too. What I won’t accept is that one innocent, albeit horrible mistake, could destroy luna and rj’s relationship.

Rj: You know, I used to hear growing up that love comes when you least expect it. That’s been you. Really. Like the last thing on my mind was getting in a serious relationship. And then there you are, at my granddad’s house, and you’re just this beautiful, stunning woman, and you’re funny, and you’re kind. You’re so honest, and there’s this purity about you that I just love. I know I’m going on and on, but I just– I love you. I do. And nothing could change that.

Luna: I feel the same way. I mean, I– I never thought that I could love someone like this. And the last thing that I ever want to do is hurt you. You know, what we’ve found together, it means the world to me. And I never want to lose you.

Rj: You’re never going to lose me.

Luna: Can you say that one more time? I really need to hear it.

Rj: You’re never gonna lose me.

Luna: Thank you.

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Devon: Now we should probably make some time to get those figures down and back to accounting so we’re not making them wait anymore.

Nate: Sure, I’ll get on top of that.

Billy: Hey, you guys are back. Devon, can I steal you for a minute?

Devon: Uh, we were just about to be in the middle of something. Can it wait?

Billy: I promise, it’ll be brief. I just– I have an exciting proposal that I’d like to get off the ground as soon as we can. I wouldn’t ask you if it wasn’t important.

Devon: Okay, uh, yeah, sure.

Billy: Great, uh, nate, I promise you, we’ll make this brief.

Nate: Sure.

Devon: He can listen.

Billy: Yeah, with all due respect, this falls outside of nate’s scope.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t mind though, it’s fine. He’s been doing a great job keeping us on track with lily being gone.

Billy: Okay, great. The more buy-in, the better. The faster we can make this happen.

Devon: All right. So, what’s this big idea?

Billy: Well, on one hand, it’s not a massive step. But on the other, it’ll change the face of this company going forward.

Ashley: Worried. Worried. Is she okay? Stop. Poor thing. Shut up! Needs help. Don’t give in. Be strong. Traci? Hello? Diane? Hello?

[ Ashley sobbing ]

Jack: You finished there?

Nikki: Oh, yes, thank you. And thank you for bringing lunch. I didn’t know I was– I was so hungry.

Jack: You know what they say in the program, “halt.”

Nikki: Oh, yes, uh, “never get too hungry, angry–”

Jack: “Lonely–”

Nikki: “Lonely or tired.”

Jack: Right, your basic needs are your top priority right now. And mine.

Victor: Well, well, well. This your job now, jack?

Jack: Hello, victor. Just doing my part as nikki’s sponsor.

Nikki: Hi, darling. I didn’t expect you back this soon. Jack is here to help ease my anxiety.

Victor: I see. And what are you anxious about?

Nikki: Jordan called again.

Victor: How do you know it was her?

Nikki: I spoke to her. And she had a lot to say. As did I.

Victor: Where’s your phone?

Nikki: Right there.

Victor: Is this the number?

Nikki: Yes. What are you going to do?

Victor: I’m gonna call her back.

Jordan: Hello.

Seth: Can I help you?

Jordan: You look like a man who could use another drink. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Announcer: Additional sponsorship provided by… my cholesterol is borderline.

Jordan: I’m sorry. Am I being too forward?

Seth: Depends on what you’re looking for.

Jordan: Oh. A little company. A little conversation.

Seth: Here’s the thing, I’m not really good for either one of those right now. You know, it’s been a long– what time is it, anyway?

Jordan: Still daylight.

[ Seth laughs ]

Seth: I started early.

Jordan: How about I get us a refill?

Seth: Yeah, I’m sorry, I– i just really like to drink alone.

Jordan: Oh, I’m– I’m sorry. I must sound like some pushy stranger. Actually, we do have a friend in common.

Seth: Oh, yeah? Who’s that?

Jordan: Nikki newman.

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: There’s still no answer. I’ll just have security track the number.

Jack: This woman managed to burn down a prison and escape. I doubt she would use a traceable phone.

Victor: So, let me ask you, what exactly happened? What did you– what did she threaten you with?

Nikki: Actually, I instigated it.

Victor: How?

Nikki: I am sick and tired of her threats. She has made me a prisoner of this house. I had to do something. So, I redialed her call from this morning and… told her that she hasn’t won, and to stay away from my family.

Victor: And this is how you helped. You encouraged her to taunt the woman that nearly killed all of us.

Jack: I found out about this after the fact.

Nikki: It’s true. Jack wasn’t here yet. Lauren was here, and she could see how upset I was. And she urged me not to let jordan intimidate me.

Victor: I thought bringing lauren in to help you at newman media would be a good idea. Obviously, I was wrong.

Nikki: No, victor, it was a good idea.

Victor: Why? She encouraged you to taunt that woman.

Jack: I am the one who suggested lauren, and I stand by it. She understands what nikki is struggling with, she’s there for her as a friend, she’s also a talented businesswoman. Nikki needs support on all those levels.

Victor: How the hell do you think you have helped her ease her anxiety? What kind of a sponsor are you?

Jack: The kind that cares deeply about nikki, not you.

Nikki: Jack dropped everything to come over here. I– I– I was a wreck. I mean, just hearing jordan’s voice again, all the old feelings came flooding back. And I desperately wanted a drink to calm my nerves. I– I asked lauren to go out to lunch.

Victor: I asked you to stay here, where you’re safe.

Nikki: That is how badly I needed to sneak a drink. But instead, lauren suggested that we invite jack over. It– it’s only because of them that I am sober at this moment.

Victor: All right, I’m glad you didn’t drink. And jack, thank you for coming over in the middle of the workday to help my wife. I think your job is done. You may as well go back and tend to your own affairs.

Jack: Nikki, are you ready for me to leave?

Nikki: I– I do feel much better now. Thank you for everything. But victor’s right. You should go back to your day.

Jack: If you’re sure.

Nikki: I am.

Jack: You can call me.

Nikki: I will.

Jack: Victor, always a pleasure.

Nikki: I know that wasn’t easy, accepting that jack is helping me.

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: That woman threatens you, and you call jack abbott? I’m your husband!

Nikki: Victor, I am not choosing jack over you. I am choosing my sobriety over drinking. But when you challenge him like that, I get upset.

Victor: If it helps you, then… I continue supporting him as your sponsor.

Nikki: It helps very much. Thank you.

Billy: And just to be clear with, uh– with both of you, that, uh, I’ve discussed this with jill, and she agrees. We feel like it’s time for jill and her abbott name to have more representation within the company.

Devon: Well, we already consult jill on all major issues and, uh, decisions within the company, and she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be hands-on with our day-to-day issues.

Billy: I’m sorry, I’m not actually– not being very clear. Um, you’re right, 100%. She’s not talking about being more hands-on, I’m actually talking specifically about her name.

Devon: Oh, I don’t– I’m not following.

Billy: Look, I fully appreciate and– and respect the value and the importance of both the chancellor and the winters name, but my mother is half-owner of this merged company and she’s neither a chancellor or a winters.

Devon: Right. And what’s your point?

Billy: Jill and I feel like it’s time to add abbott to the company name. With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,

Devon: I’m going to need you to walk me through your thinking a little bit, billy. Because chancellor industries has always been chancellor, even when jill ran it alone.

Billy: Oh, exactly.

Devon: And then when we merged these companies, I dropped “hamilton” from hamilton winters so we can simplify things.

Billy: Well, and you changed your name to winters, so you’re actually represented on both branches of the family here with your grandmother’s last name and neil’S. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about omitting one of the other names. I’m just simply talking about adding another one. Abbott-chancellor-winters or acw.

Nate: So you get top billing?

Billy: It’s alphabetical order, but of course, it’s open to discussion.

Devon: Well, let’s just– let’s pump the brakes a little bit because I don’t know where this is coming from. ‘Cause jill has never brought up having an issue of wanting her name represented or any of her names.

Billy: Yeah. [ Laughs ] She’s had a few, hasn’t she? But she always reverts to abbott.

Devon: And that’s fine. But when she ran chancellor industries, which is my grandmother’s company, she didn’t bother changing the name then. And then when we merged, she didn’t add “abbott” to chancellor-winters.

Billy: That’s true, but–

Devon: Why is it only an issue now that you’re here?

Ashley: [ Whispers ] Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.

[ Door bangs ]

[ Gasps ] Oh, jack.

Jack: I didn’t mean to startle you, I’m sorry.

Ashley: It’s okay. This house is quiet in the day. I wasn’t expecting to see you right now.

Jack: I just– I came home to pick up a file I left behind.

Ashley: Yeah, go ahead. Go ahead. Don’t let me stop you.

Jack: Hey, where did you go off to earlier?

Ashley: Didn’t you get my text?

Jack: That you were okay? That I shouldn’t worry about you, yeah, but we were in the middle of a very important conversation.

Ashley: I just needed some air, jack, okay? I just needed some air. That’s all.

Jack: Look, I know you’re going through a lot right now.

Ashley: I think I passed the worst of it.

Jack: Okay, if there’s any way I can help, any way at all.

Ashley: Yeah, uh, no. This is something that I have to deal with on my own.

Jack: No, that’s where I disagree with you. Don’t do this, ashley. This is what family is for. I want to be here for you. Don’t shut me out.

Ashley: Please, jack, okay? I wish there was something you could do for me. I really do, but you can’T. There’s nothing you can do. I’m barely hanging on. I’m barely hanging on right now.

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Victor: Well, clearly, the call to jordan was upsetting to you.

Nikki: Oh, yes, it was. I really let her have it. I told her that she couldn’t beat us, and I challenged her to come after me here at the ranch, give me a reason to cross the line.

Victor: Hm.

Nikki: That woman is a psychopath. We have to stop her.

Victor: Yeah. Certainly do. I’m setting a plan in motion to stop that nightmare once and for all.

Nikki: What is it?

Victor: I have it under control, okay?

Nikki: But, victor–

Victor: Do you trust me?

Nikki: Yes, of course.

Victor: I have it under control. All I want you to worry about is to get better. Kerendia presents…

Seth: So, what do I owe you?

Jordan: Oh, it’s on me. One of my favorite things about this place is that happy hour goes from noon to 8:00 P.M.

Seth: Thank you. Did you tell me your name?

Jordan: Isabel.

Seth: Isabel. I’m seth.

Jordan: I know.

Seth: Oh, really? How? And how do you know nikki newman?

Jordan: That’s a bit of a sad story.

Seth: Well, look around. Seems like the place for those.

[ Jordan laughing ]

Jordan: Yeah, nikki and i used to be great friends. I mean, we– we partied together. We– we closed down bars and clubs. Drank for free. Charmed all the bartenders.

Seth: The good old days.

[ Both laughing ]

Jordan: We had fun until we didn’T. I mean, it took a while, but eventually, all the hangovers and the broken relationships took their toll, and, um– yeah, it was hard. And so we both got sober together, and– and it– it changed our friendship. It made it deeper. We went to meetings together. We did the steps together. Nikki was my rock, and I was hers.

Seth: Okay, so– so what happened?

[ Jordan sighs ]

Jordan: That’s the sad part. I stumbled. And I wanted to get sober. Desperately. But nikki cut me off. She felt that I was dangerous for her sobriety.

Seth: Yeah. Must have been hard.

Jordan: Devastating. Look at me now. [ Laughs ] Oh, but don’t get me wrong. I mean, I don’t blame nikki. How could anyone hate nikki newman?

Nikki: Victor, please don’t do that. Don’t keep me in the dark. You have to tell me what you’re planning. Otherwise, I’m going to conjure up all kinds of horrible images in my head.

Victor: I will not be threatened, okay? I’m not in danger. I’m setting a trap.

Nikki: What kind of trap?

Victor: I’m going to convince that woman that I want to make amends for what happened to eve howard.

Nikki: And how do you intend to do that?

Victor: By getting a message to her.

Nikki: Well, I don’t see how. Your security team hasn’t been able to locate her or trace her phone. Victor, you’re not going to use claire as a way to get to jordan, are you?

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Victoria: That’s exactly what dad wants to do, but I’m not going to allow it.

Billy: Look, this is not about a power grab at all. This is a benign proposition where frankly no one loses anything.

Devon: But what you’re suggesting isn’t easy, billy. It’s not like we can go around, and just put “abbott” on all the stationery.

Billy: No, I agree, devon. It’s not trivial at all. This is about adding a name to reflect jill’s role and legacy in building this company to the success that it is today.

Devon: Okay, but you understand that this is going to cost the company money to do a rebrand like this. You have to redesign the logo.

Billy: That’s exactly why we have a marketing department, isn’t it? And if you ask me, it’s a small price to pay because the truth is, without jill abbott, none of us would be sitting here right now.

Nate: Look, I totally get where you’re coming from, billy, and I’m sure devon does as well. Everyone here recognizes jill’s importance to this company.

Devon: Yeah, nobody’s dismissing that at all. Um, how about this, though? How about we get lily on the phone and we discuss it with her?

Billy: That sounds great. Why don’t you set a call, and I’d be happy to pitch it to her.

Devon: That’s not necessary. I have a grasp on what you’re suggesting, I can do it. So we will talk it over with her and we will get back to you about it.

Billy: Okay, then. Well, gents, thank you for your time, and I will, uh, let you two get back to it.

Devon: Thanks. I’m all for protecting jill’s legacy, but I don’t think that’s billy’s motivation at all. But you were pretty quiet, what do you think about all this?

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Nate: After he brought up the order of names, I figured it was best to keep my mouth shut, because I didn’t want to start an argument. But I am with you.

Devon: Yeah, right, because, like, abbott is just one of jill’s last names and it’s his one and only.

Nate: Yeah, his “no big deal, let’s just change the company’s name to include mine” approach? It feels a little coy.

Devon: Yeah. If he would have just admitted that it’s about him a little bit, it would have been less suspicious.

Nate: Yeah, yeah, and you pushed him on that.

Devon: I tried to, but he wouldn’t budge an inch.

Nate: Maybe he’s testing the waters. Seeing how far he can get, trying to see how much sway he has with you.

Devon: Well, he’s got none in this case because I’m not going to approve it. The fact that jill didn’t come to me herself tells me everything I need to know. This is billy’s power play.

Nate: You know, the other day I was trying to convince aunt mamie that her suspicion that jill was out to get her was wrong, that she’s just being paranoid. And I tried to get billy to back me up.

Devon: And what did he say?

Nate: He turned it around on me. He said aunt mamie was the one to watch out for and warned her not to go after jill. What’s funny is, he said most of it with a smile, but he was dead serious.

Devon: Well, we’re going to need to keep an eye on him.

Billy: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi.

Billy: Hi. Sorry, I’m late. I got held up with devon and nate. So, what’s the update on connor?

Chelsea: Um, well, adam and i have agreed to go with the school’s recommendation, to let him talk to an on-campus therapist instead of somebody here.

Billy: Okay, good. I mean, that’s good, right? They’re the experts and they’re with him every day, so…

Chelsea: Yeah, and– and, um, we spoke to his psychiatrist and we like her. And, um, she said she’s going to order more evaluations. The problem is, she said so many things could be wrong with him, you know? They– they just have to figure out what it is.

Billy: Okay. They give you a timeline?

Chelsea: No, I wish. I mean, she just said that they’d– they’d give us news when they can figure it out.

Billy: Okay. So, we wait.

Chelsea: I mean, I get nervous when he has a sore throat.

Billy: I know.

Chelsea: You know, I– I at least can take him to the doctor and give him medicine, but this? Not knowing what this is, it’s torture.

Billy: Yeah, it’s always the worst when our kids are hurting, but you’re doing the right thing, okay? You gotta know that. And I know this is difficult, but you gotta let go of the anxiety. You know, spinning all those what-ifs, it’s not gonna help. You gotta take care of yourself. Because you need to have the bandwidth to take care of connor when, if, you and adam decide it’s time to step in.

Chelsea: Yeah. I know you’re right. It’s just, um, impossible.

Billy: Hmm. Well, good. Because that’s why I’m here. I’m– I’m here to make the impossible possible.

Chelsea: Well, you always make it better.

Billy: You’ll be all right.

Chelsea: Yeah. Enough about me. You. What’s going on with you? Tell me about your, um, please tell me about your meeting with devon.

Billy: Yeah, my meeting with devon, uh, didn’t go great, but that’s not surprising. Um, I didn’t think he would be very receptive to the idea, you know? Devon doesn’t like change.

Chelsea: So he shut you down?

Billy: Not exactly. He said that he would discuss it, which means he didn’t want to say no to my face. I’m not optimistic.

Chelsea: So, what now?

Billy: Well, I’m not giving up. That’s the right thing to do. Now, I just need to find a way around devon.

Jack: Tell me what you’re feeling. You don’t have to tell me how I can help. We’ll figure that out together.

Ashley: Okay. When I left, um… I had our driver take me for a ride and I just needed some fresh air. Then, we got in an accident.

Jack: Wait. Today?

Ashley: It was a minor accident.

Jack: Did they call an ambulance?

Ashley: No.

Jack: Were the police there?

Ashley: Yeah, the police were called, but just for insurance purposes. I mean, everybody’s fine. Physically.

Jack: And emotionally?

Ashley: It was just very jarring. It was very eye-opening for me. I… I had a lot of feelings come up. A lot of old emotions just came up for me.

Jack: Okay. Tell me about those. Tell me about what– what feelings?

Ashley: I don’t even know where to start, jack. I feel like I’m never going to stop crying and I feel like I want to curl up in a ball. And I feel like I’m going to run away. I’m going to run away and never come back.

Jack: Hey, hey, hey. It’s okay. It’s okay. Listen to me. You are not alone. It’s going to be all right. I promise.

Ashley: I don’t know what’s happening.

Jack: I promise.

Victoria: Daddy broached this with claire at the hospital. He wants her to get a message to jordan if she contacts her.

Victor: Well, she’s open to it.

Victoria: Yeah, but I made it very clear to you that I’m opposed to the idea. I spoke with claire after you left.

Victor: What did she say?

Victoria: It doesn’t matter.

Victor: Yes, it does. Because I know that claire wants us to be free of that woman once and for all.

Victoria: Because you made her feel like she owes us for her part in jordan’s scheme.

Nikki: Victor, tell me that you didn’t manipulate her in some way.

Victor: No. I did not. I just know that she wants to be rid of that woman as much as we do.

Victoria: But still, that doesn’t mean that she should do it. Look, I understand your goal. All right? It’s the same as mine. As– as all of ours. Cole and I discussed it, and we very nearly convinced ourselves to let claire go along with your plan. Because getting jordan out of our lives would be good for all of us, but the more I thought about it, I– I just– I cannot let her do it.

Victor: It’s the only way.

Victoria: It can’t be. And I– I can’t believe that you even had me considering letting my very fragile daughter, your granddaughter, be a part in this. I mean, putting her in this situation is just going to undo all of the work that she’s done, all of the therapy, all of the progress that she’s made. That’s not fair to claire. We have to find another way.

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Seth: Okay, so, listen, you still haven’t explained to me how you know my name.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Well… I’ve been going in and out of aa meetings ever since I first slipped and um, I mean, sometimes I sneak in and I sit in the back. I’ve heard you share. And I heard enough to realize that you and nikki are friends.

Seth: Mm. Were. Were friends, right? Pa– past tense. And I can relate to your story a lot, you know? So, me and nikki were friends. In fact, I was her sponsor. And– and then I started drinking again, and she was the first one to call me out and cut me off.

Jordan: Stings, doesn’t it?

Seth: Yeah. I mean, I don’t hate her for it, though. I failed her.

Jordan: Oh, don’t say that. I mean, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that self-blame leads to nowhere good.

Seth: Yeah, but how– how can you not? Huh? I mean, I– I feel terrible. She needed me and– and I let her down. And the worst part is– is I– I do– I– I miss her friendship. And I realize now that– that she was probably really there for me way more than I was there for her.

Jordan: Do you want to get sober?

[ Seth laughs ]

Seth: Want to? Sure. Can I? I mean, look at me. Drink in hand. And the first step they teach you is that you have to accept that you’re powerless. Well, here I am. Powerless. I’m the last thing nikki needs right now.

Jordan: What about what you need? Doesn’t that count for something?

Seth: Look, nikki doesn’t want to have anything to do with me, certainly not like this.

Jordan: Oh, seth. Don’t let your pride get in the way of reaching out. I mean, a friendship with nikki newman is a rare and beautiful thing. Don’t throw it away.

Nikki: I agree with victoria. I don’t want claire put at risk.

Victor: Nor do I. What are you thinking? She’s our granddaughter. There’s no way I’d allow any harm to come to her.

Victoria: But you can’t use her as bait.

Victor: Sweetheart, claire’s much stronger than you think she is. One phone call will set things in motion. She’s safe where she is.

Victoria: Jordan has already reached her there. More than once.

Victor: And she will again. This is the only way to deal with this. Trust me.

Nikki: There’s another way to get to jordan.

Victor: And what, pray tell, is that?

Nikki: Through me.

Chelsea: I should head upstairs. I need to get some sketches to summer.

Billy: Okay. Are you sure about that? You don’t really seem like you’re in the right headspace for that.

Chelsea: I’m not in the right headspace, but work doesn’t stop just because I’m a worried mom.

Billy: Well, that’s true, but maybe you, uh, could take a little break, you know? A little self-care like I was talking about.

Chelsea: I don’t really have time in my schedule for a massage today, but I promise you I’ll try to relax.

Billy: What about if i take you for lunch?

Chelsea: Thank you, but I already ate.

Billy: What about a walk in the park? We could make a snowman.

[ Chelsea chuckles ] Watch a movie. Anything.

Chelsea: You’re very sweet for trying to distract me.

Billy: I’m not trying to distract you. I’m just trying to take away that look that’s in your eye right now, even if it’s for a minute. All that stress. You gotta know that the hard days, they don’t last forever. Okay? And you’ll find those moments of peace. They’re there. You just gotta search for them.

Chelsea: I know you’re right. I’m just not sure how to be gentle with myself right now.

Billy: Let me show you. Before my doctor and I chose breztri for my copd,

Chelsea: You’re really lovely, you know that?

Billy: Who, me?

Chelsea: You’re my, um, my moment of peace. And so much more.

Billy: It’s nice to hear because you’re mine.

Chelsea: Oh, I wish we could just stay here all day.

Billy: We can.

Chelsea: No.

Billy: We definitely can. No, we can’T. Can we?

Chelsea: No. No, we can’T. I have to get back to work.

Billy: Yeah. I should get back to the office. Although, it’s just so warm and cozy in here with you.

Chelsea: Go. Go. I say so. You know, I, um… I know you’re gonna achieve all your goals. I just feel it.

Billy: If I do, it’ll be because of the confidence you give me.

Chelsea: Can i admit something?

Billy: Of course.

Chelsea: I feel guilty. Like, how am I allowed to feel such… happiness when my son is hurting?

Billy: Well, you have to. That’s the balance. The good days help you get through the tough ones. You’re an amazing mother, chelsea. Connor’s very lucky to have you. So am I.

Jack: Oh, I wish I could take this pain away. It’s gonna be all right. I promise. You’re gonna find your way to the other side of this. You’re gonna be all right.

Ashley: Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. I’m better.

Jack: Hey, you don’t have to pretend for me.

Ashley: I’m not. I’m not. You’re right. I’m gonna get through this. I’m a lot stronger than tucker thinks I am.

Jack: You’re damn right.

Ashley: I’m gonna be fine.

Jack: You’re sure about that?

Ashley: Yeah. Thank you again for your wise words. I definitely see things more clearly.

Jack: I don’t know that i said anything that healing. I–

Ashley: Then maybe it was your hugs. Your hugs are miracle workers. Give me another one.

Seth: You know, you have a lot of really strong feelings for nikki newman.

Jordan: Well, as I told you, we were very close.

Seth: Well, why don’t you take your own advice and you call her?

Jordan: No, it’s too late. I lost my chance.

Seth: So why do you care what I do?

Jordan: Well, because maybe i see a bit of myself in you. I know how much it cost me to watch that friendship die and I don’t want that to happen to you.

Seth: No, no. It’s– it’s– it’s too late for me too. Okay? I blew it. I blew it. I can’t be her sponsor anymore. And even if I could, you know what they say. You can’t be somebody’s sponsor until you’ve had at least one year sober. Right? Right?

Jordan: I’m not talking about being her sponsor. I’m talking about saving your friendship. Now listen to me. Saving your friendship with nikki could change your world.

Victor: I will not use you to lure jordan.

Nikki: She’s already coming for me. She made that very clear.

Victoria: Wait. You spoke with her?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Yes. And it was a terrifying conversation. She is by no means done with us.

Victoria: Oh, my god. This is such a nightmare.

Nikki: No. It gives us the power.

Victoria: How do you figure that?

Nikki: She’s fixated with me. I will keep taunting her until she makes a move, and we will be ready for her.

Victor: How are you going to do that if we can’t reach her?

Nikki: She’s going to keep contacting me. She can’t help herself. She wants to get under my skin. I won’t let her do that. I will turn the tables on her.

Victor: And push her buttons? Is that it?

Nikki: Yes, I will push her buttons until she makes a mistake. A fatal mistake.

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Devon: I’m still sorry to tell you that we’re going to be keeping the name, chancellor-winters, as is.

Amanda: Well, jill will be very sorry to hear that.

Ashley: I’m worried. Shut up! Shut up!

Nikki: I’ll tell the security guard that I’m expecting you.

Jordan: Where are you meeting her?

Seth: At the– at the newman ranch.

Jordan: Oh. Well, this just keeps getting better and better.

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I just got off the phone with martin. Oh, did his office get the paperwork? They did, and I’ve been officialto the adoption petition, which means everything is on track for us both to become ace’s parents. Music to my ears.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Knock on door ] I’ll get it. Hello, sister. All right. Thanks for that. What do we got? Pentonville confirmed that they were relocating olivia jerome. Csi says that the, uh, transport van was sabotaged. The two guards were restrained, but unharmed. This is all just an overview. We’ll know more when we get the crime scene report. Okay. So far, sounds like a prison break gone wrong. Yeah, but with olivia jerome, nothing’s ever that simple. You didn’t have to come over. Well, you seemed a little frazzled when you bailed on lunch, not to mention vague. So I thought, why not meddle? You okay? Yeah. I’m just keeping an extra eye on danny. Danny. Why? Okay, I’m gonna tell you, and then you’re gonna tell me that I’m worried over nothing and nothing serious is going on with my kid. Sonny isn’t here. But you’re more than welcome to come in and wait for him. Okay. Uh, well, can you call him? Because he’s not picking up for me, so… I’m sure he’s just busy. Yes, but you’re avery’s mom, so he might not be

as busy for you. Maybe I can help. Why — why don’t you tell me what’s going on? No, no, ava, it’s really sonny that I need to speak to, and it’s very important. Okay. Well, like I said, y-you’re more than welcome to wait. Okay, well, do you know when he’ll be back?

[ Chuckles ] No, no. Not precisely, no. Okay, well, then I’m gonna go look for him. Thank you. Josslyn, wait. Don’t do that. You didn’t run. Haven’t even started packing. No point. You have at least one guard stationed nearby. You know where, ’cause you know how I operate. That’s why you’re carrying. You also know your only way out is through me. What are you gonna do, dex? You gonna take a shot? I


Nedto the ground rules? You’re supposed to call me before you come over. I know, but I was in the neighborhood, and I just wanted to say hello to my sister and, uh, my grand-nephew. Well, now’s not a good time. We’ve just put him down for his nap. Well, I promise this will just be a quick visit. I have another engagement immediately after. And yet he found time to stop by. One should always find time for family, don’t you think? Come in. Thank you.

[ Baby crying ] Uh, could I just have a glimpse of him? I’m afraid even a glimpse is out of the question. Naps are just so important at his age. It seems ace isn’t the only one in need of a nap. Yeah, well, don’t let us keep you from your next appointment. Uh, before I go, uh, have you been in touch with nikolas since he left for pentonville? I have. I-I know how hard this must be for you and ace. Thank you. And how have you taken to being ace’s temporary guardians? Yeah, well, I-I guess there’s no reason that I shouldn’t tell you. We are, uh — kevin and I have decided to legally adopt ace.

[ Laughs ] Oh, my god! That’s wonderful news. Congratulations. Well, thank you. I’m — I’m pleased that you’re so pleased, although I am a little bit surprised. B-but why would my happiness at your good fortune surprise you? Yeah, I suppose it shouldn’T. I can’t think of two better people to shepherd our little angel through this world. Oh, okay. I think there’s something we need to get clear right now. Ace’s adoption does not guarantee you a bigger role in his life, as a matter of fact, or any role. Why don’t I want to go look for sonny? You know where he is, don’t you? Sonny doesn’t apprise me of his movements. But you know what he’s doing. What I know is that it’s a waste of time to scour the city looking for him when the one place we know he’ll show up is here. And if what you have to say is so important, then stay. Can you just call me when he gets back here, please? Josslyn. You’re obviously very upset, and — and you can tell me. Has something happened?

[ Scoffs ] It’s personal. I see. So this must be about dex. Or michael. I don’t want to hurt you, sonny. But I’m not going down without a fight. If I wanted you dead, you’d be rotting in the ground right now, no matter what carly said. But you’re right about one thing. What’s that? You joined my organization under false pretenses, working for michael the whole time. My job was to protect you, and I did. You know too much about my business and about me. And all I know about you is I can’t trust you. So if you were in my position, dex, how would you handle this? I’ve got the crime scene report. Hmm? What do we know? Transport van, uh, hit a spike strip, blew out the tires. They pulled the van over. Then they were ambushed by two masked men. They tied up the guards and took olivia jerome. And shortly thereafter, they heard a gunshot. They freed themselves. One of them called for help. The other went into the woods in the direction of the gunshot and found… olivia’s body. Wow. That’s grim. Did we pick up the gunman’s trail yet? Not yet. I need to see the body.


Danny was drinking? Yeah.

Danny? I know. Would you be less surprised if it were rocco or scout? I couldn’t be more surprised. Wow. Danny? Mm-hmm. I never in a million years. I know. But here we are. Did you flip out? I would have flipped out. I have flipped out. Trouble kristina used to get into took years off my life. Actually, no. Really? I mean, I was angry, but I didn’t, like,

really raise my voice or give him a long lecture or anything. A short one? We just — we had, like, a good conversation about it. Good. It was actually quite mature — of me, not him. Did you ground him? Hell, yes, I grounded him. How long? Until he learns responsibility. So I guess you didn’t want to tie yourself down to a specific timeline? Well, I didn’t think of it that way, but I like the way you think. Let me see. Ah. I think somewhere between one month and forever sounds good. That’s reasonable. But we did. We got to a good place, mom. Okay. You ready for me to be honest with you? I don’t know. Is it something I’m gonna want to hear? I think so. I think what you did was very normal parenting. You do? Actually, it sounds like excellent parenting.

[ Sighs ] But you’re still bothered. Uh, well, taking the whole, “you’re grounded, but if this ever happens again and you find yourself in this position, you can call me or dante, and we’ll come get you, no questions asked” route is…normal course of action, right? Last time I checked. But danny is jason’s son, and he’s getting more and more like him every day. And jason was drawn to danger. What if danny is, too? Of course I will respect your wishes as ace’s adoptive mother. Good idea. But I must ask… you know, that was fast. …Why would you want to deprive him of family after he’s already lost so much? It’s because of how much he’s lost that I want you to keep your distance. I want him to have some kind of stability in his young life. But I would only bring stability. I would be a constant presence — well, as constant as you deem appropriate. No more, but certainly no less. Look, I-I appreciate your good intentions, I really do, but you just have to rest assured that ace has a lot of family who really love him. Yeah, I-I know that. And it gives me comfort. But it’s a family I dearly long to be part of. I-it’s one reason I stopped by today — to offer you whatever comfort I could after losing spencer and — and seeing nikolas go to prison. I-I care about you. Yes, I know. You keep telling me that. And you keep doubting. How long are you going to distrust me? God, I think I’ve proven by now that I-I’ve turned over a new leaf. Yeah. Look, cyrus, it just wasn’t that long ago that when you expressed your sympathy for somebody else’s misfortune, what you were really doing was rubbing their nose in it. You don’t deny that, do you? I do not. I own my misdeeds and carry the shame of them. Okay, okay. Well, the rest of us remember it. Okay. Okay? So if you would like us all to believe that you’ve turned over a new leaf, then it may take more than just your word. You know? You — you may have to forgive us our trespasses if we need more time — more time to forgive yours. Yeah, I understand. Okay. Which is why I asked you about nikolas. Not to rub your nose in it, but because I want you to know that I’ve arranged for nikolas to be protected in pentonville so that you can have the peace that comes from knowing he’ll be safe. This is exactly what I’m talking about. Really? How can you expect me to believe that you’ve turned over a new leaf when you’re offering to pull strings in prison? What makes you think this is about michael? Michael came by. And he confessed to sonny. I happened to overhear. Shocker. Now, come on. This can’t be the first you’re hearing of this. What did michael confess? He didn’t mention it. And I don’t think it occurred to sonny that you and dex are — you’re much too crazy about each other to keep secrets. Especially big secrets. Like the fact that michael hired dax first to spy on sonny and then to protect him. Fine. Yes, I knew.

[ Sighs ] That’s a heavy burden to carry. I empathize. If you’d like somebody to talk to… thank you, but I think I’ll just talk to my mom. Yeah, of course, but it looks like you need somebody to talk to right now. And since I’m here right now… ava, [Chuckles] Why do you care so much? I expected you to handle it the way you almost did. And in your opinion, what should I do now? If it were my call? Yeah. Start over. All the cards are on the table. I’m fresh out of secrets. And you know what? It feels good. Yes, if it were up to me, I would keep working for you. But I know that’s not possible. I’ve become a liability that you can’t afford. Perceptive, as usual. And for what it’s worth, I didn’t just learn about your business. I learned about you and the man you are. When michael hired me, this was just a job. But then I got to know you and your family. And I realized that you have a code and principles that guide you. I know you have no reason to believe me, but I wasn’t lying when I told you how much I admire you. Even now. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. Yeah. That’s olivia. Shot point blank in the back of the head. Olivia jerome was executed.


I have long since cut ties with the criminal element, those who kept me trapped in the dark, far from the lord’s love. Okay, then, if it’s not your henchmen who’d be looking after my son in jail, then who are you talking about? Oh, I found a-another group of men in prison, lost souls seeking redemption, just like me. Well-intentioned men living with the consequences of their mistakes. My mission is to provide them an example to live by, to offer counsel, to guide them through their sentences, and hope that they can turn their lives around in prison and out. Right. But they’re more inmates, criminals. You haven’t said they’re not dangerous. Well, of course they’re dangerous, laura. They wouldn’t very well be able to provide protection if they were meek little lambs. Yeah. Okay. Well, I guess I was just hoping that maybe — I don’t know — that maybe you’d bribed a few guards or something. With what? I have no riches to bribe anyone. Maybe with those hidden riches that you use to bribe people secretly.

[ Laughs ] If only I were half as colorful as I am in your imagination. Then you’d be wearing half an orange jumpsuit.

[ Laughs ] Oh, you are so funny. Look, all you need to know is that after my release, I never abandoned my flock, nor have I abandoned my cause. Uh-huh. What is your cause, cyrus? With the lord’s blessing, my flock is about to get bigger. This afternoon is the inaugural broadcast of my radio show. Soon — very soon, in fact — I will be spreading god’s word to everyone in port charles. It was valentine’s day. Dante and I decided to have a date night here at the house. He cooked for me. We thought all of the kids were in their rooms. And then there was a knock at the door just as we were about to get romantic, and dante opened the door and there was a cop with danny. Perspective. Danny is not the first teenager to sneak out of the house with his friends and wind up drinking. Mom, sneaking out is one thing, but sneaking out via a fire escape that’s suspended from the side of the building on — on a penthouse floor? Clearly, danny doesn’t have any fear of heights.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Gee, I-I wonder who he takes after? I mean, what if danny hadn’t gotten caught and he would have tried to sneak back in the same way — up the building, mom? What if he slipped or lost his balance? Okay, you are right to be asking all these questions, and you are right to be extra vigilant. However, one incident is not a pattern necessarily. Okay. So this is normal teenage stuff? All I know is what kristina did to me.

[ Chuckles ] Kristina’s an angel right now compared to those things. Honey, I never raised a boy, so I have no idea what’s normal for boys. I get that all teenagers take chances. But what if danny’s hardwired to take bigger chances? And if so, how do I keep him safe? Because if he’s anything like his father, the more I try to control him, the harder he’s gonna fight to be free. All right. I debriefed the detectives who were on the scene. They found this nearby. Oh, yeah. Can I have a look? Oh, yeah. Find something? Yeah, see that marking right there? Mm-hmm. Wsb put it on all the guns they seize. That means whoever tried to kill sonny is also behind olivia jerome’s murder. You had a lot of potential, more than I’ve seen anyone have in a long time. You proved your abilities to me. But you reminded me that being capable and trustworthy don’t really go hand-in-hand. I wish I could just let you go, forget you ever existed. But you’re too big of a liability. I understand there’s a risk that your enemies might use me to get to you. But I was willing to take a bullet rather than give up carly and michael. You know I can hold up under pressure. I have kids to consider. You said yourself, I’m not gonna, you know, take chances when it comes to protecting my family. So what now? The only way I see it, you’re gonna have to disappear. I know I’m not your favorite person, but you still went out of your way to get spinelli and dex to find me when mason took me. Well, of course. And, you know, I did that for avery. You still did it. I owe you my life for that. So if there’s anything that I can ever do for you, no matter what it is, all you have to do is ask. You really mean that? Absolutely. Then please help me find sonny. Oh, josslyn, I told you, I don’t know where he is. Then call him or get the guards to summon him home. I really think it’s best if you just come — ava! Sonny is gonna kill dex, all right? You know that, and I know that. I need to speak to him before he does something drastic, okay? I might have helped, but dex is the one who rescued you. Okay? Twice. Once at the quartermaines’ when heather webber attacked you, and once in pautuck. You owe him your life twice over. Please help me protect him.


you expect me to let you kill me? I expect you to leave town. Leave? I’m gonna have frank take you to one of my safe houses until brick sets you up with a new identity — passport, driver’s license. And then once you’re gone, we’re gonna cover your tracks and set you up with money. What about josslyn? No. The way this works, brick and I are the only ones that have to know what’s going on. We bring josslyn into this, she’s gonna drive my enemies to you. But we know how to be careful. Okay. I know josslyn loves you. She loves her family, too. But we involve josslyn, it’s all for nothing! Then shoot me! It’s not worth it. Okay? Joss made my life worth living. Without her, you might as well finish me off now. I would absolutely help if I could. But you won’T. So everything you just said — if I ever need anything — that’s all crap. I-I meant every word. And I am aware of how unsparing sonny can be with those who cross him. But he didn’t cross him, ava. Literally the opposite. How many times did dex almost give sonny his life? And that counts for nothing. I know it seems unfair, but you know as well as I do that sonny can’t risk fairness when it comes to his family’s safety. So you’re saying there’s nothing I can do? Yes. You have a radio show? Who would put you on the air? Someone who sees the value in my message? No. Unh-unh. Something’s off here. Something is deeply off here. It saddens me that you still doubt my intentions. Ugh! Fortunately, the lord provides me strength to continue proving I’ve changed. I know I can never erase the terrible things I’ve done. But I can at least counteract them by putting some good in the world. That’s my purpose. Mm. But what is your motive? Dear sister, I can only hope one day you will believe the change I’m showing the world and accept the man I have become. I must take my leave. My debut is about 15 minutes away on kzpc-radio. I do hope you’ll tune in. It’s a miracle, but ace is still down. Then again, maybe he was trying to avoid our company. Laura? What did cyrus want? The same thing he always wants. My trust. I tried to shield scout and danny from jason’s life, and when I realized I couldn’t, I broke up with him. Sam, you — you seem to give your kids stability, despite all that. Mom, what if it wasn’t enough? Danny always wanted more time with his father. Jason was in and out of his life, and then all of a sudden it wasn’t enough. Danny took jason’s death really hard. And what if a way to feel close to his father, danny is trying to take the sort of chances that jason used to take? And if so, how long has this been building up in him, and why haven’t I seen it before? Listen to me. I understand how you feel. At some point, every parent does, one way or the other, but you did not cause this. Do you understand that? Yeah. Do you believe me? I want to. Whatever danny is going through, you will get him through this, because you are a wonderful mother. Olivia jerome’s long history with the mob certainly tracks with our gunman’s pattern — e leadS. Yeah, absolutely. Okay, so forensics needs to confirm that the bullet that killed jerome matches that gun. Yeah. Let’s see if they can put a rush on it. Oh, yeah. We need to act fast, because as soon as the feds are apprised of this development, then agent cates is gonna want to take over, and we all know how thrilled he was that we didn’t back off in the first place. Oh, whatever. It’s not like he could be any less cooperative. It’s not like he could.

[ Sighs ] You know, it’s common knowledge that there won’t be any tears shed over olivia. But those guards, — they could have been injured or worse. And curtis already got caught in the crossfire. Agent cates needs to understand we have to put a stop to this before any more innocent bystanders are hurt.


Thank you for the encouragement, mom, because I don’t feel like a good mom, much less a wonderful one. You know who thinks they’re wonderful moms? Terrible moms, that’s who.

[ Laughs ] So it’s good to doubt. Yeah, it’s like if you think you’re going crazy, the fact that you’ve asked that question means you’re way ahead of the game. That’s good to know.

[ Sighs ] In the meantime, just take it one step at a time, okay? This is just one incident. I know, but what if it was just the first? Then you will know if you see it escalate and you will do something about it. You will take care of him, just like you always have. And you’re not gonna have to do it alone, ’cause you got me, and you can always count on me. And together we will figure it out. Is that a deal? It’s a deal.

[ Cellphone rings ] Okay. That’s my phone.

[ Laughs ] Okay. Oh. It’s one of my reporters. Hey. What’s up? Mom? Is everything okay? Our best lead is the gun dealer philip o’neill. His lawyers want a deal, but the fbi isn’t biting. What, he’s still not talking? Dante: Yeah, which doesn’t make any sense. And then, like, this guy’s got a target on his back, don’t you think? I mean, he can id who he sold the guns to. Yeah, that is concerning. But interestingly, whoever it is that’s after organized crime figures, they waited until olivia was out of prison before they made their move. Right. Well, that just makes me think that whoever this is doesn’t have access to anyone on the inside. Okay, so then I think I’m gonna talk to agent cates and try to persuade him to keep o’neill at pentonville rather than moving him out of our reach. Do you think we can get something out of o’neill? You know, just because he’s not talking to law enforcement doesn’t mean he won’t talk to anyone. Well, I should have known better. Thank you, ava. This conversation was a big help. Josslyn, I-I didn’t mean to upset you. I just need someone to help me, ava. I love dex. I love him. Do you understand? I cannot and I will not give up on the people I love. I won’t do it. If I pull this trigger because you asked me to, I won’t be breaking josslyn’s heart. You will. I love her, and I never thought — I thought it would be beaten out of me and that it would never happen for me. But then it did then. Okay — and now — you know it’s the best thing for josslyn to leave town. My enemies are gonna be tracking you down for the rest of your life. You want to put her in danger? You want her to be the target? I can’t lose her, sonny. Okay, here’s the deal. You want to keep your life? You’re never gonna come back here again. You’re not gonna have any contact with anyone again. It’s up to you.

[ Cellphone rings ] I need an answer… now.


O’neill won’t talk to us, but he might talk to someone in pentonville. Plant an informant in his cell. Mm-hmm. Could work. I don’t know. It seems like a long shot, doesn’t it? I mean, given this guy’s line of work, you’d gotta think he’d be pretty tight-lipped, no matter who he’s talking to. Exactly. Right now, he’s probably even more surprised than we are that he’s still alive. There might be something he wants to get off his chest, just in case.We’d have to find someone who was good at extracting that kind of information, and also someone that robert would be willing to offer a deal to. So a lesser sentence in exchange for some information — I mean, that would be pretty good incentive. Yeah, but no one who poses a significant risk to the general public on release. Right. On top of finding this person and making a deal with the da’s office, the informant also has to establish some kind of trust with o’neill in order to make this work. That’s all gonna take time. Yeah, that’s time we don’t have. Yeah, well, until we think of something faster.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Something wrong? It’s from laura. What is it?

[ Static ] Cyrus: This is kzpc-radio. And welcome to “searching with cyrus.” You’re probably asking, what could I have in common with you? After all, I’m an ex-convict who was serving hard time in pentonville. But one thing I learned there is we are all prisoners. But if we give our burden to the lord, he will set us free. That’s why I’m here — to help you share that burden and give voice to your troubles so that you may live a life of peace. [ Baby crying ] I was once the most lost… I’ll get ace. I’ve heard enough of this that I can stand, anyway. …That god never gives up on any of us… why don’t you just turn that off? [ Sighs ] Oh, no. I’m going to listen to every word. I need to understand what cyrus is really saying. …Someone who knows what it is to… good luck with that. If I can find my way to a better place, so can you.

Where’s dex? I’m sorry, josslyn. He’s gone. No, I definitely intend to run it in the morning. I just want to be able to check it first before it goes to press. Mm-hmm. But I’m gonna have to call you back because there’s something I have to do first. Hi.

[ Knock on door ] Oh, alexis, hi. Are you looking for sonny? Actually, I’m here to see you.

[ Cellphone rings ] Do you need to get that? Um, [Chuckles] Pentonville. I’m sure it’s your darling nephew calling collect. Oh, I don’t think that it is. May I come in? Yeah, please. So is this a-a social call, or are we on the record here? I heard from one of my reporters, and I think julian would want you to hear it from someone that you know. Conjuring my late brother’s name. This can’t be good. Julian would want me to hear what? Your sister olivia is dead. Is that so? Huh. Well, then, I’m sorry for your loss. Are you really? ‘Cause after what she did to you, I think that you’re probably wondering what circle of hell she’s roasting in. I want to see him. That’s not possible. Where is he? What did you do to him? Dex is alive, but he’s not coming back to port charles. You’re a liar. He would never leave me. Dex did what he had to do, what was best for everyone.

[ Crying ] Not for me. Especially for you. He wanted me to give you this. I hate you! You’re a criminal and a liar, and I will never forgive you for this! I know.

[ Door closes ]

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Poppy: There’s no reason to tell rj.

Luna: He deserves to know.

Poppy: But why take that risk? You could mess everything up.

Luna: “Could”? Mom, no, I already have. I messed it all up as soon as I got into zende’s bed.

Poppy: Yes, ’cause you didn’t know what you were doing! That the mints you took could–

Luna: Could? Could what? Make me hallucinate? No, mom. I thought they’d do what mints do. I didn’t know that I– I had your mints that are laced with god knows what.

Poppy: Yes, because I take one, luna! And definitely not with alcohol.

Luna: Okay…

Poppy: No, luna, I am sorry. I am so, so sorry.

Luna: I thought I was with rj, mom. That’s how out of it I was. That’s what your little drug habit did to me. It ended up with me sleeping with zende. I spent the night with him, cuddled up in his arms, thinking that he was my boyfriend, mom.

Poppy: Yes, because of me. Okay, this is all my fault. Don’t turn a terrible mistake, my terrible mistake, into something so much worse, okay? Rj doesn’t need to know anything about what happened last night.

Thomas: Wow, look at that pencil fly. Didn’t know anyone could sketch so fast.

Rj: Yeah. Just trying to get this idea on paper as quickly as I can.

Hope: Oh, you mean before it escapes your brain?

Rj: Yeah, sure.

[ Hope chuckling ]

Hope: I– I don’t know. I think, maybe, I don’t know, does someone have other plans?

Rj: Um… yes, I do, actually. I do have plans. I am meeting luna at the beach house and I’m trying to set up a special date for tonight, and I am trying to leave early to do that, so yes.

Hope: Well, lucky luna.

Thomas: And lucky rj. Hey, look, we’ve, uh– we’ve seen the positive effect she’s had on you lately.

Hope: Yeah. It’s been really nice to watch the two of you. You’re a sweet couple.

Luna: You want me to lie to rj about this?

Poppy: You’re not really lying. You didn’t mean to.

[ Knock on door ] Oh, no. That’s probably him.

Luna: Probably. Go. Zende.

Zende: I know I’m probably the last person you wanna see right now. I’m just– I’ve been so worried, and, uh, I just, um– I know you’ve been freaking out, and honestly, I have too. I just– I can’t have you thinking that last night, that– that what we shared, that somehow I took advantage of you–

Luna: Mom, what are you doing?

Poppy: I want the truth. Did you take advantage of my daughter last night? Answer me!

Zende: Absolutely not! No, no, no! We spoke earlier in the night, and I told her that I was across the courtyard, and then there she was, waiting for me. You– you– you told her, right?

Luna: Yes, yes.

Zende: I didn’t– I wasn’t trying to. I didn’t–

Luna: Yes, I remember enough to know that you did nothing wrong. I just– I just really thought that you were rj. Mom, come on, I told you this. My mom knows all about what happened last night. More than you think. Mom, we owe zende an explanation.

Rj: Is it that obvious how close luna and I are getting?

Hope: Mmm, don’t worry. Everyone approves.

Thomas: Yeah, everyone approves. Has that ever happened in this family before? Like, where everyone is just on board from the beginning?

Rj: I don’t think so. No. Never.

[ All laughing ] I mean, there’s not really anything to object to with luna. I mean, she’s– she’s kind, she’s funny, she’s beautiful. I’m a lucky guy.

Luna: I’m sorry. I thought you were rj. I really– I really did.

Zende: I– I wish I could understand how. The last thing– the last thing I would want for our first time would be for her to think that I was someone else. All I know is that luna was there when I walked in. She told me that she had been waiting for me. You– you said that I’m owed an explanation?

Luna: Listen, I didn’t understand why I spent the night thinking you were rj… until I talked to my mom about it. What happened between us, it’s all her fault.

Zende: Your mother?

Luna: Yeah. My mother and her mints. In all my travels I’ve never seen such dry skin.

Rj: I tried to make it as romantic as possible considering it was her, um…

Thomas: Oh! Okay.

Rj: I’ve– I’ve revealed way too much to you.

Hope: Um, yeah. I– I’m gonna table this conversation, you know, for a different time, a different place, a different conversation that doesn’t involve me. Um… but I will say, as a woman, that the first time is– is a bit of a big deal and should be treated with respect.

Rj: I know, I get that, and– and– and I respect that. That’s why I, like– I tried to make everything just as perfect as I possibly could.

Hope: All right. Well, I’m sure… it was great, and you are a nice, caring guy, and I am happy for you both. And let’s change the subject, please.

Rj: Yeah, no– let’s– no, but she is– I wanna emphasize though, she’s– she’s amazing. I’m thinking about her, like, all of the time. I just can’t wait to see her again.

Thomas: Would you look at that guy? He has got it bad. You’re in love.

Luna: Well, are you gonna tell him, or am I?

Zende: You said something about mints?

Poppy: Recreational. I take them every now and then to take the edge off.

Luna: Those mints do a lot more than just take the edge off, mom.

Poppy: That’s because I have one, luna. One. I don’t pop two or three at a time all night long. And because I’ve taken them for a while, I’ve, uh, you know, built up a tolerance. But yeah, someone who hasn’t had it before, it could have a much bigger effect. Especially if you mix it with alcohol.

Zende: I– I am not following. Why are we talking about your mother’s mints?

Poppy: Because luna likes mints too. Normal ones. And somehow, mine got mixed up with hers.

Zende: Are you– are you saying you were high last night?

Luna: Yeah. I ate quite a lot of them. You know, ’cause I don’t know. I thought they were regular mints. I thought that I was just keeping my breath fresh. But little did I know.

[ Zende laughing ] I started getting really tired and– and then fuzzy headed, so I– I told rj that I have to go home.

Zende: And this is why you left early.

Luna: Yeah. I mean, I was exhausted. And so thirsty. Suddenly so thirsty. I’m guessing that’s a side effect or something.

Poppy: It can be. Yeah.

Luna: And so I walked outside to call a ride. That’s when I saw the water bottles in the guest house. I literally just went in and I downed the whole thing. I don’t remember sitting down or getting in your bed, but… I don’t know. I guess it makes sense because of how tired I was.

Zende: Are you, um, you’re– you’re telling me that you were drugged by your own mother?

Luna: Yeah. And that’s why I thought you were rj. ‘Cause I was, like, hallucinating or something.

Zende: How could you do this to her?

Poppy: I am horrified! Trust me!

Zende: Yeah, you should be! I mean, you didn’t just take something from luna. You took from me too. I really, really like your daughter. And I’ve been hoping, I– I’ve been– I thought that maybe we might share something beautiful, but… not like this.

Luna: Okay, great. Now zende knows. It’s time for someone else to know too. I have to tell rj.

A year after a heart attack,

Rj: In love? Yeah. Yeah, I totally am. But, hey, you know what? She is too.

Hope: Wait, wait, wait. You– you said it to each other?

Rj: Yeah.

Hope: Look, I– I think it’s– it’s wonderful. And in all seriousness, I– I have been working here with her for a while now, and I have to say, you did great. She’s so wonderful.

Rj: I definitely feel like I’m a– I’m a very fortunate guy.

Hope: Luna’s pretty fortunate too, to have such a caring, honest guy.

Rj: Yeah. I mean, I try. But luna, she’s just– she’s the epitome of honesty. Like, I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m so attracted to her. It’s just so easy for me to trust her.

Thomas: Is that sketch finished?

Rj: Yeah. Why?

Thomas: Get out of here.

Rj: Yeah.

Luna: I’m telling rj what happened.

Poppy: You can’T.

Luna: I have to, mom. Rj thinks that I’m– I’m a good person, and he believes in me. Like– like, when he looks at me, he sees someone that’s honest and committed and sweet and pure.

Poppy: You are.

Luna: I was. Our relationship was, but not anymore. Not after last night.

Poppy: No, don’t say that.

Luna: All because of your disgusting mints, mom. Now our relationship is tainted.

Poppy: Honey, no.

Luna: Yes, mom. It is. It’s ruined. I mean, I can’t believe that this is happening right now. All because of you and your damn drugs. Like, I can– I can barely look at you right now.

Zende: As much as I wanted what happened between us– I would hope for it– to find out why it happened? Look, I respect you wanting to be truthful, but your mother’s right. There is absolutely no reason rj needs to know.

Luna: Well, what about trust?

Zende: And telling him would break it!

Luna: Well, maybe rj would understand. Like, he’d appreciate that I’m confiding in him.

Zende: No one would understand, luna! No one would understand at all, ever. Not– I can hardly understand this. Look, telling him, you will just lose him. You will lose your reputation too. It’s just– telling him will do no good. It will just hurt you.

Poppy: And not to mention hurt rj too, and I know you don’t want that. Zende’s right.

Luna: Oh, my god, none of you guys understand what it’s like–

Poppy: No, honey, he’s right. He’s right. Look at me. Look at me. Rj’s expecting you. Go to him. Hug him. Kiss him. Remind yourself everything you’d be giving up if you told him. Rj doesn’t even know anything what happened last night. It was just a horrible mistake. Don’t say a word. Moving forward with node-positive

Hope: You know, all this talk about romance and love, it’s really got me thinking.

Thomas: Yeah?

Hope: Mm-hmm. About you. And this ring.

Luna: I saw rj. It was him. He was here. I don’t understand. This doesn’t make any sense. I saw his face. How could I make that up?

Zende: Are you saying you were high last night?

Luna: And that’s why I thought you were rj. I was like hallucinating or something. I have to tell rj.

[ Knock on door ]

Rj: Hi. Are you feeling better?

Luna: Um… not entirely.

Rj: Okay. Is there anything I can do to help? Um, I know you were with your mom earlier, right? You know, I know what it’s like when you’re sick and your mom takes care of you. It’s the best feeling in the world. I was actually with mine earlier, um, when we were talking and I was just, uh, I was just telling her I was worried about you, you know? Um, she was reassuring me that poppy would be taking good care of you. You two are close. Nozawa power, right? Luna, look at me. What’s going on? Does it have something to do with the party last night?

Luna: Yeah.

Rj: Well, I mean, if you’re– if you’re feeling guilty, don’T. I’m– I’m sorry. I’m really sorry. I shouldn’t have asked you to stay at the party. I mean, you were tired. You wanted to go home and everybody totally got it. I mean, you know, we all wanted you to stay. Of course, we all missed you, me most of all. And I, um, I– I don’t know. I just, I got back here and I thought about you, you know, at your apartment alone and I wish you were here and I could wrap you up in my arms.

Luna: Yeah, you have no idea how much I wish I was with you last night.

Rj: It’s– it’s okay. You’re here. You’re here. Come here. It’s okay. Everything’s all right. Hey, look at me. You’re so beautiful. And I’m– I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

Luna: It was rj’s face, mom. He was there and I thought that he was the one in bed with me and that’s why I did what I did. What are you telling me? That me waking up in zende’s bed this morning was because of you and your mints?

Poppy: It’s my fault. It’s all my fault.

Rj: Luna, come on, talk to me. What’s going on? You could tell me anything, anything at all.

Luna: I want to believe that.

Rj: You can. You can believe it. I’m here. I’m right here, okay? And all– all I want to do is help you. Tell me.

Luna: I love you so much and I always want to be honest with you and… there’s something that I need to tell you. Something that you need to know about last night.

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Jack: Hey, you okay?

Ashley: I was thinking about going into work. I’m just, uh– I’m not so sure now. You worried about me?

Jack: Why don’t you tell me what you’re thinking?

Ashley: Did traci tell you that I’m– I’m not sure what’s real and what’s not?

Jack: No, not exactly.

Ashley: Maybe did she tell you that tucker has finally succeeded in breaking me?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Cole: Hey, what’s wrong? What’s going on?

Victoria: It’s my father. As usual, he’s gone too far.

Cole: Well, he’s victor newman. Of course, he has. So, what is it this time?

Victoria: He’ll just– he’ll do anything to try to nail jordan. Look, it’s one thing for him to be willing to put himself on the line as bait, but where does he get off trying to use claire as the hook? He’s putting her right back in jordan’s line of fire.

Nick: So, you need me to sell your idea to dad.

Adam: Oh. Okay, maybe sell is too much pressure. How about I could use the backup?

Nick: You wanna bring sally’s business into newman enterprises? You think dad’s gonna be okay with that?

Adam: That’s why I need you to show him that you support the idea. If he knows that you’re on board, he might accept it.

Nick: All right, let’s say we do fold sally’s company under the newman umbrella. What does that mean for my investment?

Adam: Well, newman, uh, of course would take it over, and they would totally reimburse you. I mean, it would be a big win for you considering it’s probably the only way that you’re gonna get your money back.

Nick: Okay, I see what this is about. You want to remove me completely from sally’s orbit, make sure that there are no more ties between us.

Adam: No.

Nick: Now, I don’t have a massive problem with that, but I think it’s kind of a shady move on your part.

Adam: Okay, no, you’ve got me all wrong. Again, this has nothing to do with that. This is strictly for sally’s benefit.

Nick: For sally’s benefit. Have you talked to her about this? I mean, why would she even want to work with newman enterprises after the way we treated her last time?

Adam: Nick, all I know is she could use the break, and she deserves it. You obviously agree with that or you wouldn’t have invested in her company in the first place.

Nick: Oh, I’m not the one you need to convince, adam. That would be dad.

Adam: Okay, but think about how impressed he’ll be to see us on the same page on this. I’m talking about a whole new level of teamwork between his sons. That is something that he’s wanted for a long time.

Nick: So, you wanna use me to get what you want to impress dad and sally?

Adam: Nick, in the old days, I would’ve just gone behind your back to get this done.

Nick: Ah, but you can’t do that this time, right? Because like you said, and you’re probably right, you need me to get dad on board with this.

Adam: I still may be able to successfully pitch this on my own. But yes, I will admit that your involvement in this matter is valuable, but not to mention it’s a sound idea.

Nick: Well, ultimately, the only people it needs to be sound to are dad and sally, but I think you’re onto something.

Adam: Okay.

Victor: Good afternoon, you two. Anything you need from me?

Adam: Yes, actually. Nick and I have something we’d like to discuss with you.

[ Phone ringing ]

Lauren: You don’t need to answer that, nikki. You have said everything that you need to say to her. It’s done.

Nikki: What do you want? I know it’s you, jordan. Do you wanna hear more about what a pathetic human being you are?

Jordan: That was a– quite a little tirade you went on, nikki. I see that the booze has given you a false sense of bravado.

Nikki: As a matter of fact, I haven’t had a single drink all day. This is me sober and getting stronger every day. So you see, you have failed. Your plan to destroy me didn’t work.

Jordan: So you say. However, I don’t think that you have regained a grip on your sobriety. But why don’t you show me just how strong you really are? Why don’t we take this to the next step and continue this face to face? Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Nikki: I will not be intimidated by you. You want a face-to-face? Fine. But this time it will be on my turf.

Lauren: Nikki.

Nikki: Why don’t you just come to the ranch and we’ll end this once and for all?

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Really? Well, unlike you, I’m not stupid enough to walk into such an obvious trap. You’ll have to do better than that. I’m sure that the ranch is teeming with security right now.

Nikki: Why don’t you come and see for yourself?

Jordan: Maybe I have. Maybe I’m closer than you think.

Victor: So, what can i do for you?

Adam: Uh, nick and I, we, um–

Nick: Before we get into adam’s plan, I want an update on the jordan situation. What is going on there?

Victor: I’m gonna show only part of the plan.

Adam: What part is that?

Victor: Well, I bet you that jordan will come out of hiding by preying on her obsession with her dead sister, eve.

Nick: How do we bait jordan when we don’t know where she is? Do you have any details?

Victor: Well, I have a feeling that she can’t resist calling her great niece.

Nick: So, you plan to use claire. Does vic know this? I’m sure she’s not gonna be okay with it.

Victor: Claire will understand, even if victoria doesn’T.

Adam: That seems kinda risky in all sorts of ways.

Victor: Well, no. All I’m asking claire to do is to… take the call when or if jordan reaches out, okay? Then, I’m asking her to give her a simple message.

Nick: But if vic is already against it–

Victor: I don’t give a damn if your sister’s against it. I’m protecting your mother and my family. I’ll do whatever it takes.

Victoria: I just– I cannot believe that my father would put claire on the spot like that. He knows how vulnerable she is.

Cole: Well, our daughter’s mental and emotional state is extremely fragile right now. Now, did she agree to take jordan’s call, and pass victor’s message on?

Victoria: Yes, yes. She agreed to go along with the plan.

Cole: At what cost? I mean, having to communicate with jordan right now is the last thing she really wants. I mean, what if this triggers another setback?

Victoria: I know. Well, that’s my concern as well. I suppose that it could just be her guilt talking anyway. Claire’s having a really hard time getting past what she put us all through. I’m sure she would jump at the opportunity to make amends for her part in that, but that’s what infuriates me about my father. He knew that. He knew that’s how she would react and he’s using it to his advantage just to get what he wants.

Cole: Well, I can’t say that I agree with his method, but I think I understand his motivation. He’s all about protecting his family, and he would do whatever it takes to keep the people that he loves safe. I just hope that that could possibly include claire.

Jack: Listen to me. Tucker did not break you. You are not broken. Far from it, believe me.

Ashley: Did traci tell you that I’m really confused about what happened in paris?

Jack: Traci told me she’s concerned that this ordeal has had a real effect on you. We are both here. We both wanna help you. We wanna do everything we can to help you, but I don’t wanna hear you say that tucker has the power to break you. He doesn’T. You are much too strong.

Ashley: Okay. Okay. I think though, jack, given my history, that maybe anybody could have triggered this. I’m not doing well, jack.

Jack: Okay. Then you take some time. We will remind you who you are. Not tucker’s target for mind games, no. Our courageous sister who is ready to take anyone on, who can face anyone, including her big brother, and somehow even win sometimes.

Ashley: Thank you so much for being there for me. I appreciate you. I appreciate traci, both of you, for wanting to be there. I think this is something I have to do on my own.

Jack: No, no, no. I absolutely disagree with that. Doing this alone is the last thing that you wanna do.

Ashley: You don’t understand, jack. I don’t know what I’m going through.

Jack: Then that’s why you need to talk to me. We will figure that out together.

[ Ashley exhales, sniffles ] You know that feeling of having to re-wash dishes

[ Ashley sobbing ]

Ashley: I’m scared. I’m sorry, I just–

Jack:

Ashley: I’m– I’m worried that maybe I did exaggerate things in paris. That maybe there was no smashed glass in there. There was no thrown chair. I I mean, I know he was angry. Tucker was angry. He was. I know he was angrier than I’ve ever seen him and he frightened me.

Jack: That’s right. He frightened the hell out of you. You are not to blame for this.

Ashley: Well, what about the violent part, jack? I mean, what if my brain for some reason turned a glass that had fallen over into one that was smashed, and a chair that was just pushed aside to one that was thrown across the whole room? Why would my brain do that? I don’t understand why– why it would do that. Why it would change what happened, and–

Jack: Ash, listen to me. This is not on you. And I think I may have some answers for you.

Lauren: There’s only a security guard out there.

Nikki: You don’t fool me, jordan, you are bluffing. You’re probably holed up at some little seedy motel outside of town afraid to show your face.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Well, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Nikki: Well, if you wanna meet with me, you’re going to have to do it on my terms.

Jordan: Let me be very clear here. You don’t get to make the demands. Not when you have nothing to bargain with.

[ Nikki laughs ]

Nikki: And what do you have? Nothing. You have absolutely nothing. All you have is an apb out on you and an ultimate return to prison.

Jordan: You couldn’t be more wrong again. I’m not going back to prison. Well, at least not until all of my unfinished business is finished for good.

[ Nikki scoffs ]

Nikki: Still more threats, I see. How very boring.

Jordan: Well then, let me make it a little more exciting for you. We will come face to face again, so you better keep your eyes open because you will never see me coming.

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Nikki: So, jordan wants to meet, but she knows better than to come here. She seems to know that security is tight at the ranch. And she said I better watch my back because I would never even see her coming.

Lauren: Well, that is very chilling. And I am so glad that you were able to say your piece, but I really think you should have enlisted victor’s help before waving a red flag in front of that woman. You know what kind of loose cannon she is.

Nikki: I know, but he doesn’t want me to have anything to do with his plan to trap her. He’s too worried about me to think I could be any help.

Lauren: And he has good reason to be worried. That woman has proven how cunning and vicious she is. Look at you. Every word she says to you costs you.

Nikki: Well, hearing her voice again was definitely not pleasant. You know, why don’t we get out of here. Let’s, uh, go to lunch or anything really that, uh, can get her out of my head.

Lauren: I have a better idea. Why don’t we call jack? Have him out and maybe he can pick up some lunch for us. Security is impenetrable here, and I think victor would be very happy that we are staying home on a slim chance that jordan is closer than we think. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Come on. We’ll stay here. We’ll have a lovely lunch. And we won’t have to look over our shoulders for monsters.

Nikki: Okay. Let’s do that.

Jack: You told me that you were scared to death. All you did was tell him you wouldn’t walk away from your family. Sever ties with us forever. Who would ask anybody to do something like that? To cut away from your life, the people you love, the people you will have always loved, who love you. It’s outrageous.

Ashley: So, you– that’s what you think it is?

Jack: I think maybe your mind just decided to up the stakes. This was your body’s natural resistance to tucker’s manipulations trying to make you behave the way he wanted you to behave.

Ashley: So what? You think that he’s just gonna go away?

Jack: No, I don’t think that. I– I think ending this marriage was the right move. You– you can’t just focus on all of the details, ash. You gotta focus on the result. He never deserved you. The rest is just him trying to get you to question your mind.

Ashley: You’re right. You’re right. I’m making too much of this, aren’t I? I mean, I should just take the fact that we’re not married anymore and just take that win.

Jack: Exactly. Yes.

[ Phone ringing ] Sorry.

Ashley: It’s okay. Don’t worry.

Jack: Um, I– I have to take this. Um, it’ll only take a second.

Ashley: I’m fine, I’m fine. Yeah, go, go. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Jack: Hello? Yeah. Yeah.

Victoria: I didn’t get to share my other bit of news with you.

[ Sighs ] Dad has accepted claire into the family. Yeah, it was a really sweet moment.

Cole: Wow. I– I have to admit, I’m surprised and touched.

Victoria: Yeah, well, I guess part of it could have just been him trying to soften claire up so that she would agree to his plan, and claire was just feeling guilty enough to go along with it.

Cole: Okay, uh, well, uh, that could have been victor’s motive, but you can’t deny the fact that the man has a fierce devotion to his family. And I can see him accepting claire for her own sake.

Victoria: True. But there is a bonus in this instance that cannot be denied.

Cole: Yeah, yeah, jordan, um, definitely putting jordan back behind bars where she belongs is the number one priority. But vic, equally important, I think it could give claire some peace of mind.

Victoria: Are you saying that she should be a part of it?

Cole: I’m saying that it will be a relief when she knows that her sick aunt will never be free to take control of her life again.

Victoria: Oh, yes, I mean, of course. It would be some comfort to our daughter.

Cole: Yeah, well, then maybe we should accept her at her word that she wants to be a part of this plan.

Victoria: Are you serious?

Cole: At the end of the day, it’s claire’s decision.

Victoria: Well, I’m telling you, cole, if this backfires in any way and this plan causes claire to lose any of the progress that she’s made, I will never forgive my father.

Nick: Yes, of course, dad. We want mom to be protected from jordan’s insanity.

Adam: Yeah. Nick and I, we’re– we’re ready to pitch in and help in whatever you need to pull off the plan.

Nick: We can be far more effective if you shared with us some of the details. Like, let’s say jordan does reach out to claire and claire is able to pass along a message from you. How do you intend to smoke her out after that?

Victor: I can’t get into anything more than that, okay? So, what would you like to discuss with me?

Adam: You remember when you were gonna give sally a design division under the newman umbrella, then you pulled the rug out from under her? I’d like you to revisit that decision.

Victor: Really?

Adam: You claimed that you pulled the offer so we could focus on the, uh, kirsten acquisition mess.

Victor: That’s right. A mess partly caused by you.

Adam: That’s no longer a concern for us, is it? Things, they are smooth sailing here. You pulled the rug right out from under sally, and now she needs a boost to help get her company to the next level.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: You’re telling me her little company has already failed? I won’t let me moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

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Adam: I wouldn’t say that it’s failed. I mean, you know how hard it is to get a startup running smoothly. And then maintaining it is even harder. She needs as much help as she can get to keep it growing.

Victor: So, what are you suggesting? That i fold sally spectra’s design firm into newman?

Adam: I’ve seen the quarterly numbers for her company. It’s not shabby. I think that it’s just plateaued for a moment.

Victor: Let me ask both of you something. What is the hold this woman has on both of my sons? Professionally and personally?

Adam: Dad, sally is much more than you ever want to give her credit for.

Victor: Huh?

Adam: All I’m asking is you just give her a chance. If her company fails, I’ll be the first one to say cut it loose, but I think it could be a major asset. And I’m willing to bet it’s not gonna fail.

[ Phone buzzes ]

Lauren: Oh, jack. I’m so happy you’re here. Thank you so much for picking up lunch. Are you okay? You seem worried.

Jack: Yeah, everything’s fine. How’s nikki? What’s going on?

Lauren: Uh, she’s freshening up. She’s had a rough morning. After what I hear was a worse night, but I’m gonna let her tell you that.

Jack: It’s better I know what’s going on ahead of time. Thank you.

Lauren: All right. You know, she mentioned going out to eat after victor specifically said for her to stay here and, um, red flags went up.

Jack: Victor is hovering and she hates it.

Lauren: Well, he has good reason. He’s worried about her safety with that jordan woman.

Jack: Makes sense.

Lauren: Anyway, I suspected that her wanting to go out was really her wanting to sneak a drink.

Jack: She is in pretty deep. I think she wants to make all these feelings go away.

Lauren: I did not tell her about my suspicions. I just sort of redirected her to call you. I– I hope I did the right thing.

Jack: You did exactly the right thing. Uh, but at the risk of being rude, maybe I should have lunch with nikki one-on-one. Then, I can talk with her openly as her sponsor.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. That’s a good idea. I– I will make a graceful exit. You sure you’re okay?

Jack: Yeah, I got some family concerns of my own right now, but they seem to be settled for the moment. Nikki has my full attention. Ultomiris is for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis

Lauren: You know that’s my favorite.

Nikki: Oh, jack, thank you so much for coming.

Jack: All you had to do was call. I took it upon myself to, uh, stop by society and pick up a few of your favorites.

Lauren: Oh, no. I– I just realized, I promised to check on something at fenmore’s and, you know, there’s something I would like to look at, at, uh, newman media before the day gets ahead of me. So, I am going to have to miss lunch. I’m so sorry.

Jack: It’s all right. Duty calls.

Lauren: Yes.

Nikki: Hey, you are juggling two corporations. So, you know, please go. Don’t let us keep you. Thank you again for everything.

Lauren: Absolutely. I’ll talk to you very soon.

Nikki: All right.

Lauren: Okay. Bye.

Jack: See ya. Well, I’m glad you reached out to me. I meant what I said about calling me anytime.

Nikki: That means a lot to me.

Jack: Victor getting used to the idea of my being your sponsor?

Nikki: Oh, you know how he is. He’s waiting for you to screw things up so he can prove he was right.

Jack: Oh, I’m sure he’s dying for an excuse to lay into me, but we’re not gonna give him one, right? We’re gonna make this work.

Nikki: I certainly hope so.

Jack: So, what made you make the call to begin with?

Nikki: Well, I think we both know that lauren thought that I wanted to drink, so she suggested that I invite you over. She thinks that you can keep me away from the vodka.

Jack: Yes. Lauren was concerned. I’m not sure about what yet. So, what is it specifically that put you on the edge?

Nikki: Jordan. She’s been calling me and… threatening me. So, I called her back and I told her that I am not afraid of her.

Jack: Wait, you called her– you sure that was wise? What did she say?

Nikki: Oh, you know, just more taunts and threats and then I hung up, but she called back and things got worse.

Jack: Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. This was pretty impulsive on your part. You know, sometimes with addicts, our worst behavior sometimes also comes out when we’re sober. Recklessness, risky decisions, bad choices.

Nikki: I know all of that, but that’s not what this was. Just knowing that jordan is out there, ready to pounce at any moment, it’s making me crazy.

Jack: Nikki, you have to put this fear behind you. Victor has this place surrounded and guarded for all I see.

Nikki: I know, I know. But her last words really got to me.

Jack: Why? What did she say?

Nikki: “You’ll never see me coming.”

Victoria: Thank you, cole.

Cole: For what?

Victoria: I just don’t think I would’ve been able to handle all of this without you. You’re really calm and you’re supportive. But you’re not a pushover. You’re just kind… to me and– and to claire. But you, you know, you always stick to what you think is right. You’re just kind of like the strong and sort of silent type, but you’re very supportive.

Cole: Hm. Well, I’m glad glad it appears that I’m strong on the surface because inside, I’m still pretty shaken up. You know… becoming a father to a daughter that I had mourned for years is still a daily shock to me.

Victoria: Yeah, I get it. I know. Sometimes, it feels kinda surreal, don’t you think?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah. It’s the first thing that I think about every morning when I wake up. You know, this– this young woman that– that I hardly know. You know, it just takes a while for it to settle into my brain and for me to figure out just how to be there for her.

Victoria: But it’s still really wonderful, you know?

Cole: Yeah, absolutely. Knowing that the little baby we love somehow survived. I just hate that we went all of those years missing her grow up, helping to shape her world view and– and just being able to give her the love and kindness she deserved.

Victoria: That’s so true. It just breaks my heart, thinking that I missed my baby’s first steps. We didn’t get to see her graduate from school.

Cole: It was a whole lifetime. And she, claire, really needed us. And I should have been there for her.

Victoria: No, no. Don’t say should. You were cheated. You were lied to. I mean, I think you would’ve been the best father ever.

[ Victoria chuckles ] You’re a good man, cole. Really. I mean, before you even knew anything about claire, you dropped everything and you came straight to that lake house when you got that text that was supposedly from my mother.

Cole: Well, it said that you were sick and asking for me. How could I not?

Victoria: Even after all these years, you just got on a plane and flew straight to oregon. I haven’t forgotten that, and I never will.

Victor: Now, am i to understand that you want to directly oversee sally’s business?

Adam: Mm. Mm. She doesn’t need me looking over her shoulder. She has a much better handle on her business than I ever could.

Victor: Come on, son. If she’s that good at business, why the hell does she need newman?

Adam: What is so hard to understand? It’s about a solid return on our investment. Isn’t that what business is all about?

Victor: All right, you made your point. If you don’t mind, I’d like a few words with nicholas.

Adam: Well, at least you didn’t dismiss the idea out of hand.

Victor: Nope.

Adam: Give it careful consideration.

[ Door clicks shut ]

Victor: You’ve been awfully quiet, son. What do you think about the idea?

Nick: Considering I funded sally’s entire venture, obviously, I would like to see her succeed.

Victor: Huh. You know, she would be working very closely with adam. You don’t mind that?

Nick: No, dad. I have, uh, moved on. It’s cool.

Victor: So, you are perfectly fine with this?

Nick: I think this is good business. Otherwise, I never would’ve invested in her company in the first place. And I also think this will keep adam happy, which might keep him on his best behavior, which will benefit everyone. And isn’t that what you always wanted? All of us to be working at newman enterprises together in perfect harmony? She’s a good bet, dad, and this is a good move for all of us. It’s win-win. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.

Adam: Hey. Clear your schedule this evening. I, uh, I wanna take you out to dinner. I think I may have a surprise for you.

Nick: Glad you’re still here. Dad wants you to come back in.

Victor: All right. Son, I understand your pitch, and I understand why you think it’d be a good idea to fold sally spectra’s design firm to newman. And I also understand why your brother nicholas would condone such a move.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Thanks, dad. I’m glad that you see things my way.

Victor: Yeah, but let me finish. Under no circumstances will I work with sally spectra professionally. So, I say no to the idea. Now, if you don’t mind, I have another meeting to go to. You two have a good day.

Nick: You too. I don’t know. I really like your idea. I supported it, but I also told you it was gonna be a long shot.

Adam: Yeah, I know. Okay? Thank you for putting in a good word. And yeah, I’m disappointed, but I’m not gonna give up.

Nick: He seemed pretty firm to me.

Adam: He’s testing me. He wants to see how badly I want this. Well, he’s gonna be surprised when a simple “not interested” is not enough to get me to back down.

Nick: If I were you, I would not press dad on this.

Adam: Well, then good thing you’re not me.

[ Phone buzzes ]

[ Loud bang ]

[ Tires screeching ]

[ Loud bang, glass shatters ]

Jack: “You won’t see it coming,” huh? Pretty ominous words. Keep in mind, she only told you that to keep you on edge. Victor and his security team are going to see her coming long before she gets anywhere near you.

Nikki: I’ll just have to have faith in that then.

Jack: I can’t make a long list of positive things about your husband.

Nikki: But…

Jack: But I have always admired his determination to protect his family. You could not be in safer hands.

Nikki: I totally agree with you.

Jack: That said, the easiest way for jordan to get to you, to get you to make risky decisions is for you to lose control of your drinking. Alcohol will make you a far more vulnerable target.

Nikki: I know. I know you’re right.

Jack: I know you have this urge to use the booze to deal with the fear and the tension, to try to ease your nerves a little bit. But that plays right into jordan’s hands. She is tuned into your weakness waiting for you to get sloppy. That is just the opening she’s looking for.

Nikki: I understand. And I promise I will be strong this time. I– I am not going to stumble again. I mean, I– I don’t really have any other choice because this time my life could depend on it.

Devon: Now we should probably make some time to get those figures down and back to accouw it awaY.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Oh, good. You’re here. It’s where I live. Somewhere else I should be? Of course not. It’s just you weren’t here late last night when I went to bed, and… with everything going on, I — I was just worried that maybe something happened. Where were you? Out.

[ Grunts ] Huh. The guards were pretty quiet about where you were. Please tell me dex was with you, at least. I don’t want to hear that name.

[ Knock on door ] Josslyn: Dex, are you in there? Oh, my god. I have been so worried. I haven’t been able to reach you. Where were you last night? You haven’t talked to your mom today? No, I’ve been busy. I haven’t been able to call her back. Why? What happened last night? I am so, so sorry. I-I woke up not feeling great, and then I fell back asleep, and I totally forgot that we had plans. It’s fine. Don’t worry about me. You do look a little green around the gills. How are you doing? Uh, well, morning sickness is, uh, no joke. I kind of thought it would be no big deal and I’d be able to handle it and fine, but, oh, my god, it’s like my — my head will not stop pounding, and — and the room is spinning, and it feels like the ground is actually, like, moving underneath my feet. That sounds awful. You should lay down. I can make some tea. Oh, that would be great. Oh, wait. Before you go, uh, I have something really important that I need to tell you. Whatever you need to tell me can wait. For now, just let me take care of you. Hi, kira. I got here a little bit early, so I got us a spot in the alcove, and I was wondering, do you want me to order you a coffee, or…? Oh. No, of course I understand that. That’s fine, but we should reschedule soon because I have an opportunity that’s going to be great for — hello? Kira? Hello? Stood up again? Hi, I’m on my way into the station soon. Okay, but jordan’s coming in because she wants an update on the investigation into the stolen wsb weapons. Right, and I think we have to move on that asap, because I think there’s urgency to that situation. Oh, let me guess, the fbi is cool with the pcpd investigating until they’re not, basically? Exactly. I don’t know when they’re gonna pull the agreement. Okay. Anna. Anna, you still there? Yeah. Sorry. I-I have to go. I’ll — I’ll see you soon. Hi. It’s been a while. And from the look on your face, it hasn’t been long enough. I have to make a work call. I’ll be in my room if you need me. Hey, I’m fine. Hey… thank you.

[ Knock on door ] There’s someone here to see you. Let him in. Hello, judas.


Good morning, detective. Morning. I’m here to get an update on the metro court shooting investigation for the mayor’s office. Have there been any new developments? Uh, yeah. Anna’s gonna be here shortly, but I don’t think she’ll mind me telling you that there is nothing new from the fbi. Why doesn’t that surprise me? They may say we’re working together, but they’re not gonna give up any of their info unless it helps them. No, uh, they’re keeping their cards pretty close to the chest. But, look, we know sonny was the target. We know the only person who can identify the shooter is o’neill because he’s the one who sold the shooter the illegal weapon. And he is in pentonville, at least for now. What does that mean? Is o’neill going somewhere? No, not that I know of, but it wouldn’t surprise me if agent cates wanted to have him transferred out of our jurisdiction so the feds could have sole control over him. As disappointing as that would be, there is an argument for o’neill to be in protective custody to keep him safe. Well, that’s pretty convenient for cates. Yeah, well, it’s pretty obvious agent cates isn’t too happy to have to work with the pcpd on this. Look, according to o’neill’s lawyer, he’s refusing to cooperate with us on his gun trafficking, but I still feel like there’s a deal to be made there. I mean, this guy’s facing some pretty serious charges. Maybe his, uh, self-preservation instincts will kick in. We need to offer him something in return. Which, as of now, the fbi won’t authorize. Which is too bad, because, given o’neill’s line of work, he could be a pretty valuable witness against a lot of criminals. Criminals who are in prison right now who might know that he’s talking to us, and I don’t know that he’d want to take that chance going in there. And if something happens to o’neill… there goes our only lead. I hadn’t expected to see you here. I live here now — again — till I can find somewhere more permanent. I just had breakfast. Guess that makes sense. I don’t know whether you heard, but I got reinstated as police commissioner. I had heard that, yeah. Congratulations. Must be nice to have a badge back. Yes, it is. Anyway, I wanted you to hear it from me. Why? Because of what happened to charlotte? Yes. Do you want an update on charlotte? Is that why we struck up this conversation? One of my contacts have canceled a meeting. No big deal. It happens all the time. Contacts? Don’t you mean friends? Trusted writers, editors, and photographers — people you’ve been working with for years? People who would always jump at a call from you before. Have you been able to get any of them on the phone recently? What did you do? It was simple, really. All I did is I put the word out… that they’re absolutely free to work with you on your new endeavor, but if they do, they’re never gonna be working with aurora ever again. So you forced them not to work with me. Forced? No. I just…gave them a choice. And judging by the fact that you’re sitting alone at this table, I think it’s pretty clear that they are not as inclined to play with fire as you are. Well, you must not have a lot of faith in carly running crimson and beating me fair and square. Are you really that threatened by a little competition?

[ Chuckles ] What competition? And speaking of carly, all she wants right now is for you to be out of our lives completely, so… if I can make that happen and I can make you pay at the same time, all the better. Here we go. Ginger tea should help soothe your stomach. Thank you. Wow, that actually smells amazing. Which is a really good start, because it’s not making me nauseous, and everything has been making me nauseous, so it’s a step in the right direction. Just give it a second to cool down. In the meantime, hold out your arm. Why? Just trust me. Okay. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] The pressure okay? Yeah, that is really relaxing. Good. Okay, let me try another place. How’s that? I think that’s actually — that actually made the room stop spinning.

[ Chuckles ] Where did you learn how to do this? On the road. Oh. Traveled with a lot of pregnant women, did you? Ha, ha. Hardly. But a ton of hungover musicians. Mm. It’s all lights and glory onstage, and then there’s hell to pay the morning after. Well, I am genuinely glad you learned how to do that, because I feel so much better, and that was really fast. So, thank you, miracle worker. Okay, let’s not get carried away. But now that the room isn’t spinning anymore, what did you want to talk to me about? Oh, uh, it’s about molly. Is everything okay? You guys didn’t get into a disagreement about your pregnancy, did you? No, no. Nothing like that. Um… molly knows about us. I knew something was wrong when I couldn’t get ahold of you last night. This is — is exactly what I have always been afraid of since I learned you were working with michael. Are you okay? Did he hurt you? No, not really. His men roughed me up a little bit, but it could have been a lot worse. I thought I was never gonna see you again. If your mom hadn’t shown up when she did — well, thank god she figured it out. She saved your life. I’ve never been so happy to see anyone. Not that sonny made it easy. He tried to get his men to take her to her car, but she flat out refused to go. Look, I’m really sorry. I know that you believed in him, but this is who he is and this is what he does. He uses people, and he thinks that everyone else should forgive him over and over again, but the second he thinks someone’s betrayed him, he will turn on them. No, I get it, okay? Sonny knew I had been paid off. He just wasn’t sure by who. Pointed a loaded gun at me and tried to get me to talk. The only reason I was still breathing when your mom got there is ’cause he wanted that information before he killed me. Did my mom tell sonny that you were originally working with michael? No, he figured it out. He knew your mom didn’t have the money to pay me the bonuses that michael had. All your mom did was confirm it. Well, sonny’s never gonna trust you again. No, he won’T. Which means… you’re free. Dad, I’m not — I’m not gonna make excuses. Well, there’s no excuse for what you did, michael. Okay, I, uh… I hired dex… right. …From a security firm. And I paid him to infiltrate your organization and — and gather incriminating evidence against you and give it to me. I… I wanted to be the one to send you to prison. Because you wanted me to suffer, I get it. But why? Because mom risked her life and her freedom to run your organization when you were in nixon falls. I had amnesia in nixon falls. Why does everyone forget that? I know, but when you came back, you cheated on her with nina. And not — and not only that, you sided with nina when she was suing me and — and willow for visitation with wiley. Y-y-you… I didn’t recognize you anymore. I didn’t — I didn’t see my father, I just… I-I convinced myself that you needed to pay. You didn’t go through with it. No. In the end, I couldn’T. I couldn’t do it.

[ Sighs ] Because, dad… sending you to prison, it would tear the family apart, and I couldn’t do that to my siblings, and I couldn’t do that to you. In the end, my — my loyalty to the family was — was stronger than my need for revenge. What do you know about loyalty, michael?! Stabbing your father in the back!


I know that you and carly wish that I would just vanish into thin air, but how exactly are you going to manage that? Because I’m not leaving port charles anytime soon. Of course you’re not, because that would be the decent thing to do, just to kind of slink out of town in shame, never come back. You know, drew, port charles is my home. You might have caused a little setback to my plans to start my own magazine, but this hotel is mine, so I don’t want to hear any more threats from you, idle as they may be. You misunderstand me, nina. I’m not threatening you. I’m offering to buy your share of the metro court. Dad, I know you feel betrayed, and you have every right to… …but I was in a position to get the revenge that I wanted, and I didn’t — I didn’t go through with it. So you want — you want credit now for change of heart? You still tried to take me down, michael. I know, and I’m admitting to it. Then why didn’t you come to me as soon as you called it off? Own up to it, instead of bringing your mom into the equation. I hadn’t planned that. She just figured it out. And I already decided I wasn’t gonna turn you in, so mom came up with a plan for us to work together to keep you protected and safe. That’s what we wanted. That’s what we all wanted. Dex, too. What about last night, michael? What kind of man sends his mother in to clean up the mess? I-I — [ Scoffs ] I didn’t send mom, okay? And I had no idea you were closing in on dex. I was — I don’t — I don’t want to hear any more. You had every chance to come tell me the truth. You were in my office, you were — you were — we were hugging. You said, you know, you hate the distance. But it wasn’t about the distance. You were out to get me. I wasn’t out to get you. I was — I was working to protect you, dad. What about your sisters? Donna and avery? How do you think they would feel growing up without a father? They’re your sisters. I know. I-I did — I did think about them, dad. And at the time, I thought that they would be better off if you were behind bars. It’s not your call to make, michael. What about wiley and amelia? How do you think they would feel without you in their lives anymore? I don’t know what I would’ve done if something had happened to you. Watching trina go through this with spencer, it’s terrible. She’s not even herself. I couldn’t do it. I can’t lose you. I love you. Last night, I had a pit in my stomach when I couldn’t find you, and to know that I was right to feel that way… all I want for you is to be safe. Not just today and tomorrow, but always. I wish it were easy to make that happen. My mom had to have told sonny that you were protecting him, you were not betraying him. She did, but it doesn’t matter. Look, in sonny’s eyes, I still lied. And now I know way too much about him and his organization. How can I make a clean break when sonny will never let me walk away knowing everything I know?


This isn’t easy for me. I’m really trying to respect your privacy and — and to be patient, but… hiding how we feel about each other whenever other people are around, it’s just — it’s not really a way to build a relationship. Is that what we are? A relationship? Oh, did you think that I would just let anyone see me like this?

[ Laughs ] Yeah, I think it’s safe to say we’re in a relationship. Just think about it, nina. I mean, you want to start your own magazine, right? That’s gonna take some capital — the kind of capital you would get if you sold half of a hotel. And, look, this offer isn’t coming out of nowhere. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that you offered to sell your shares to carly. Oh, but that was before you and carly took crimson away from me and I found out how vindictive you two are. Well, you did all that to yourself, nina. You gotta take responsibility for your choices. Oh, good. Another lecture. I will pay you fair market value for your half of the metro court. Not a chance. Now, if you want to buy something nice for your girlfriend, besides a magazine that she has no earthly idea how to run, I suggest jewelry. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not comfortable giving you all the details. Just know that she’s home and she’s settling in nicely, and I promise I’ll keep you informed. Thank you.

[ Nina and drew arguing indistinctly ] Uh, will you excuse me? Yes, of course. Calm down. Nina, there’s no reason to get so worked up. Don’t you dare tell me how to behave. Nina, everything all right? No! Drew thinks that he can take my share of the hotel from me. There has to be another way to gain access to o’neill and keep him in port charles under our custody. Yeah, I don’t see that happening. The feds want us to stand down as it is. On the gun charges, yes, so we need to come at it from a different angle. Okay. Like what? Maybe we get him on charges unrelated to the shooting, something that doesn’t involve the feds and would be solidly in our jurisdiction. What, like some unpaid parking tickets or something? Preferably a felony. What is the likelihood that an arms dealer has been involved in another crime here in port charles? I’d say the likelihood is pretty high. You don’t go from upstanding citizen to gun runner overnight. Exactly. So we need to go over every case in the last six months involving firearms, track all the weapons, and see if it leads back to our friend in pentonville. Yeah, we’ve been there, done that. Nothing. Okay, then go back even longer, a year or more. Do whatever you have to do. Because even if o’neill is placed in protective custody, he still has a target on his back.

[ Cellphone rings ] Falconeri. Wait, what? All I can say is, again, I changed course. Dex was already inside. So mom and I, we just — we made sure that — that dex was — was keeping you safe. That little rat lied to me. You can hate that I paid dex to keep you safe all you want, but you have to admit that if it wasn’t for him, you might be dead right now. I don’t have to admit anything, michael. You came to rely and trust dex. If… for me to — to say something, tell you the truth, it — it would’ve accomplished nothing, but it would’ve ruined everything. Stop trying to make yourself look good. You didn’t just lie because you were worried about me. You lied to protect yourself. Okay. Plain and simple. Admit it. Dad, I — yes, I — I came to — to really like that our relationship was — was — was good again. I didn’t — I didn’t want to lose that. Yeah, well, you lost it the day you hired dex to destroy me. I get that you’re angry… and I-I hope, eventually, you’ll be able to see why I did what I did and you’ll be able to forgive me, dad, but this isn’t just about our relationship. What is it about, mike? It’s about you and how you’re pushing everybody away, because… dad, without dex, without me, and especially without mom, who do you have? Do you… do you want to end up alone? Dex: There are no good options for me here. Sonny will never trust me again, so my time in his organization is over. Exactly. So maybe this is the clean break that we’ve been waiting for. It’s not that simple, joss. You think sony’s just gonna forget about what I did to him? Sonny hates a lot of people. I can live with that if you can. It’s not about what we can live with. Sooner or later, one of sonny’s rivals is gonna figure out that he’s cut me loose and try to take advantage. All of these guys talk, so when they try to use me to get to him and I refuse, they’re gonna have it out for me, too. I hadn’t considered that. And if it’s not the mob, the da or the feds could find an excuse to bring me in and try to get me to flip on sonny. The only way he can guarantee that I won’t talk is to eliminate me. Well, if that’s true, then why did he let you go last night? I don’t know. Maybe he’s just telling your mom what she wants to hear. He knows she won’t let anything happen to me because of us. Regardless, he wouldn’t want to involve her in a crime. Maybe sonny decided to walk away last night… finish the job later, without any witnesses. You’d do anything for me, right? Yes. Then run.


I hate to ruin the mood here, but I think this is all about to get much harder. That sounds ominous. My mother has been wanting to visit me here in port charles, and I’ve been putting her off, but I finally ran out of excuses. She’ll be here next week. That’s fine. Uh, yeah. Don’t worry about, uh, us seeing each other while your mom is here. Uh, a lot of stuff to get done at the pub, and, uh, I certainly could use the time to get caught up on stuff with the center, too, um… so we’ll just take a little break, and then, uh, we can pick up right where we left off when your mom is back on the plane heading home. I hate this. You’re being so understanding, and, somehow, it’s just making this worse. I don’t want you to feel like you have to hide. Well, I’m not the one hiding. Yeah, well, good luck getting your magazine up off the ground, ’cause I love rooting for the underdog. So much for mr. Nice guy. He really thinks he has you wrapped around his finger. You don’t have to sell him the metro court. You know that, right? Well, who knows? I mean, he basically crushed my idea to start my own magazine, and he barely had to try. Hey. Hey. I saw you sitting over here. I just wanted to say congratulations on being named the new police commissioner. Thank you, yes. Actually, I’m just on my way to the station. I’m not gonna hold you up. I just wanted to say that, um… I’m happy for you that things are going well. Yeah. And you? I’m making progress. What kind? And at what cost? Go. Today. Right now. Get a head start before anybody even realizes you’ve gone. You can hide without sonny finding you, right? I am not leaving. I can’t lose you. You’re not gonna lose me. I’m coming with you. No, absolutely not. No, we talked about this last year. Okay, you would be giving up your family, your friends, your future as a doctor. I won’t let that happen. Your whole world is here. It’s my life, so it’s my choice. I cannot lose you. Not after everything we’ve gone through. Joss… …you are everything to me. But you would be giving up your life here for nothing if I run… with or without you. This is insane. You were just trying to protect sonny, and now he wants to kill you for it. Somebody tried to kill you twice now, and whoever gave that shooter inside information on your security, it was not dex, okay? He’s not the traitor. It’s someone else inside your organization. Why should I hear anything you have to say, michael? D-dad, don’t put yourself in any more danger just to get back at me, okay? Or isolate yourself so you have no one to confide in. You need somebody around you you can trust. That’s not your concern. You’re my father. Am I? Okay. All right. You know what? Yeah. You can push me away, you can push all of us away, but you — you’re gonna need someone to talk to. You can’t go through this alone. Catch all that? Unfortunately, I did. I’m sorry, sonny. It must hurt a lot, what michael did. Well, I — you know, I can go if you want, and we can pretend I was never here. Wait, wait. Can you stay?


I’m sorry, I didn’t — I didn’t mean that. I just — I’m not judging you, and I don’t even know your family. They’re great, actually. They’re just religious and old-fashioned. They were raised a certain kind of way to never talk about these kinds of things, so there’s a part of me that still feels like I have to protect them. I get that. I… I actually think a lot of people are in your position. I just hate that you feel like you have to protect them from the fact that you’re gay. Because I, personally, am thrilled that you’re gay, and I know a lot of other people would be, too.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you? What I mean is, I’m happy for you that you’re living your authentic life and being your true self, and if that happens to include you being gay, then all the better. Because I happen to think who you are is pretty damn wonderful. I feel the same way about you. I-I do want to respect, though, that coming out is your personal choice, and I can’t pressure you or anyone into making that decision. That’s your own to make whenever you’re ready. But that’s no way to build a relationship. No, it’s not. Then I know what I have to do. I’m gonna tell my mom about you and me. It’s time my family knows the truth. I can’t believe I let drew get to me, even that little bit. You know, that’s what he wanted. I just couldn’t help myself. He can really push your buttons, huh? You know what? It’s just not that he offered to buy my share of the hotel. It isn’T. It’s just slowly dawning on me, valentin, that I am never going to get a magazine to rival crimson off the ground. It’s just not gonna happen. It’s too much. Even if drew hadn’t scared everyone away from working with me, it’s just too huge of an undertaking. I’m just going to have to swallow my pride… and, as much as it hurts, accept defeat. I can’t believe you’re giving up this easy. On the magazine? On evening the score with drew and carly. ‘Cause I’ve been thinking… there may be another way. I shouldn’t have said that. It’s none of my business. But you clearly have an opinion on me. I value your opinion, so please let me hear it. I don’t have an opinion. It’S… I just was going back to the last conversation that we had, where you — you said you had regrets and that you wanted to get toxicity out of your life and move forward. Which is exactly why I offered to buy nina’s half of the metro court — to get her out of our lives completely. She seemed pretty upset by your approach. Well, that’s just part of getting the best deal possible. It’s the cost of doing business. Is it worth it? She’s a big girl. She can take it. I’m not talking about her. Well, I’m just gonna say this. You seem harsher to me than you once were. And — and you have every right. It’s understandable, especially where nina is concerned. But making her pay isn’t gonna bring you back what you’ve already lost. So I’ve been told. And… …you’re not the first person to tell me that I have changed recently. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Just — I have to take this. Will you just think about what I said? And maybe we can pick up this conversation later. Okay. Okay. Hey, there’s been a development. I can’t get into it over the phone, but it concerns a prisoner at pentonville. I’m on my way, okay? Oh, god. Let’s try this again, shall we? How you doing? Well, you know, I knew michael would come here. I even knew what he was gonna say and all his excuses. It just… it still hurts, you know, those words coming out of his mouth. Why did he even dare show his face here? He insists that dex did nothing wrong, that, uh… I still need dex’s protection. Well, he might have a point there. I mean, dex did save us in puerto rico. Without him, I don’t know that either one of us would’ve gotten off that island alive. And we still don’t know who the shooter was, so… you’re still vulnerable. You think I should still have dex in my organization after he betrayed me the way he did? It’s your call, of course. I’m just wondering, though… where dex would go if you cut him loose. I imagine he has seen a lot of things, heard a lot of things, things that could hurt you if they got out. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would love to get that information that’s rattling around in dex’s head. I know I have a problem. There’s a leak in my ship. You’re far from shore. How much water can you take on? Before we all go down? No, no, we’re not just gonna wait around until sonny decides to punish you for a betrayal that didn’t even happen. There has to be another way. Not that I can think of. I’ll talk to sonny. I’ll make him understand. He’s already made up his mind, joss. I don’t care. I have to talk to him. I have to try, okay? I’ll go right now. Let me do this for you, for us. I know better than to try to stop you once your mind is made up, so go ahead. But if it goes badly, just get out of there. I don’t want sonny getting angry at you, too. I can handle sonny. I’m gonna fix it. Just watch. If anyone can, it’s you. Stay right here, and I will be back as soon as I can.

[ Gun cocks ]


Despite what you obviously believe, I made my offer to buy the metro court in good faith. So you say. What I want to know is, why do you and carly insist on underestimating me? Do we? Over and over and over again, and I am sick of it, so listen to me carefully. Not only am i refusing your deal, but you’re going to regret that you ever messed with me in the first place. This is valentin cassadine. I have a proposal for you. Ali, no, no, no, wait. It was never my intention to — to pressure you into coming out to your mom or force you in any way — kristina, stop. You didn’t pressure me. If anything, you being so patient with me is what helped me make this decision. Okay, good. I’m grateful… for your support. I mean, for someone whose family was accepting of her for exactly who she is, you understand my situation far more than I would’ve expected. Well, I’m just trying to think about how I would want to be treated if I were in your position. And I appreciate that. But this isn’t only about my feelings for you, and it can’t be about living a lie to keep the peace in my family anymore, either. What you said today… made me realize I’m happy. Really and truly happy. And that’s nothing to hide. Hi. Hey. Okay, I got here as soon as I could. What’s going on at pentonville? A prison transport was attacked today, and a prisoner is dead. Who? Olivia jerome. Josslyn: I will get dante up here, and sonny will not like it, okay? This is an emergency, and I need to speak to sonny. Hey, josslyn. Hi. Is there something I can do for you? Hi. I need to talk to sonny right now. Well, I’m sorry, you just missed him.

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Luna: What happened to me last night? I– I wasn’t sick or tired. It was those!

Poppy: I’m so sorry, baby.

Luna: The reason why I ended up with zende and thought it was rj is because of– is because of you, mom? Because of you and your mints?

Liam: Hello, rj.

Rj: Liam! Hey, what’s– what’s that?

Liam: Uh, it’s kelly’S. She, uh, she left her soccer stuff in my car. I’m dropping it off for her mom.

Rj: Oh, steffy’s in a meeting.

Liam: Yeah, no, I know. Can I leave it here?

Rj: Yeah, yeah, put it right there.

Liam: Actually, I was kind of hoping I’d run into you.

Rj: Uh, me. Why– why me?

Liam: To pick your brain about something potentially awkward, namely the fact that my dad is super into your girlfriend’s mom.

Eric: Well, I know I’m the old married man here, but I do remember what it’s like to be your age, rj’s, ridge’s, for that matter. Going out on the town, never knowing how any particular evening was going to end up. It’s an exciting time. Although, I know that sooner or later, you start to wonder if, uh, you might be able to find something more fulfilling. Maybe find that one special person. Or maybe you already have.

Eric: Anyone new in your life?

Zende: I thought so, but, um, I think I read the situation all wrong.

Eric: Well, that can happen.

Zende: Nothing like this has ever happened to me. Luna?

Luna: Hi, you.

Zende: You’re here.

Luna: Waiting for you. I don’t understand. This doesn’t make any sense. Oh, my god, what have I done?

Zende: I am so sorry about whatever it is that is happening right now. I would never take advantage of you.

Luna: Yes, I know that. I know. I believe you. I remember enough to know that. How could I? Rj loves me and– and– and trusts me and this is what I do to him?

Zende: You were right. I did meet someone special. But, it’s not going to work out.

Liam: You should, uh, you should hear the way my dad talks about poppy.

Rj: What’s he said?

Liam: Good things. Only good things. Really, really, really good things, actually. However, despite my constant petitioning, I’ve yet to be granted an introduction with the woman, which is why I’m asking you what your read is on her.

Poppy: I was always so careful. I never wanted anything like this, but somehow you ended up with my mints.

Luna: Except they’re not just mints, mom. I was seeing things. I lost touch with reality.

Poppy: I know, okay? They’re not normal mints. I take them as a way to unwind. You know, like some people have a glass of wine. It’s harmless.

Luna: No, mom, it’s not.

Poppy: I never wanted you to know. I tried keeping it from you.

Luna: I can’t believe it. I was drugged by my own mother? Wanna know how I get this glow?!

Eric: All right. No more questions about the new woman in your life.

Zende: I’m not being coy, granddad. If I was going to talk to anybody about this, you would be top of my list.

Eric: Good. I’m glad to hear it. Just know I’m always here if you need to talk.

Zende: Thank you.

Eric: Although there is something I want to talk to you about. It’s been on my mind a lot lately.

Zende: Not your health.

Eric: No, not my health. That’s going pretty well, actually, although, it is related. When I was first ill, when I was hiding my diagnosis from everybody, um, well, I asked rj and luna to help me out with the collection.

Zende: Yeah, I– I understand. Ridge explained it to me.

Eric: Well, I want you to hear it from me. It was not my intention to exclude you or to keep you out of the loop. Not at all. I have great respect for your talent and your skill and your contributions at forrester. You’re very important to our company. You understand that? I wanna work with you, too.

Zende: I’d be honored.

Eric: Oh, the honor would be mine. I’m very impressed with the young talent we have at forrester. I mean, you and thomas, hope, rj, luna. You know, luna is the most extraordinary intern we’ve ever had at forrester, I think. I mean, she’s quick and she’s resourceful and she’s smart and I think she’s inspired. I want you to do me a favor.

Zende: Anything, granddad.

Eric: I want you to get to know her. I want you to work with that young lady.

Liam: I’m not trying to put you in an awkward position, asking you about your girlfriend’s mom.

Rj: No, no, it’s fine. I, um, I– I don’t mind. I just– I only have good things to say about poppy.

Liam: Yeah, but personality-wise, like kind of a free spirit type, from what I understand?

Rj: Yes. Yeah, no, she totally is.

Liam: It’s just hard for me to picture, like… you’ve heard this, right? The actual story of how they met 20 years ago at a music festival. One single, solitary, magical night. And then decades later, she just shows up in la?

Rj: Yeah, to be with her daughter.

Liam: I– I get that. I know that. I’m just, uh, you know, somebody’s gotta play the role of protective son, right? My dad’s one of the wealthiest men in L.A. And women target him all the time.

Rj: Not poppy. No, I– I totally get, like, the concern. But, no, luna and poppy are two of the most honest people I’ve ever met. Like, poppy’s definitely a free spirit. Granted, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t luna’s rock. Like, when she was working on the collection, poppy was there all the time with, like, take-out or coffee. You know, little pep talks. Whatever luna needed. My point is, is that totally don’t have to worry. I can’t even imagine poppy doing anything to hurt anyone.

Poppy: It was an accident, luna, okay? I usually keep them in my bag. I take the mints to help me relax.

Luna: Stop calling them that. They’re not mints, mom! I was hallucinating. I was with zende thinking that he was rj.

Poppy: Yeah, well, they don’t usually do that.

Luna: They did it to me! I mean, how did I even end up with them?

Poppy: Okay, I don’t know. Somehow, there was a mix-up before the party, and you picked up my mints instead of yours.

Luna: I was out of my mind, mom. I ended up in bed with another man. How could you do this, mom? How? Sleep more deeply.

Zende: Luna has a boyfriend, granddad.

Eric: Yes, I know. She’s been seeing rj. Yeah, I’m not suggesting anything like that.

Zende: That could cause big problems.

Eric: Yes. No question about that. No, I want you to work with luna as a mentor. Now, rj knows a lot about this business. He has a great deal of potential talent there. And he’s learned a great deal working with me lately, but, uh, he can’t touch what you know about it. You can teach luna things that– that he never could. I think you would enjoy each other. The two of you have a great deal in common.

Zende: You think so?

Eric: Yes. Look, I think it’d be really great for her. I really do.

Zende: She’s learned so much from you already, though, I–

Eric: Well, I need to start concentrating on other things in my life. Like my recovery. Spending more time at home here. Wanna concentrate on donna. It’s gonna be a while before I get behind the desk again at forrester. So, I want to keep luna engaged. And I want you to do that for me. Find out what excites her. What really turns her on, all right? I think that would really be good for her.

Liam: So, luna’s mom coming to town like right after you two started dating, that’s not– that hasn’t been an issue?

Rj: No, no, not at all. Luna’s, uh, she’s really close with her mom. She missed her, actually.

Liam: She’s definitely not the reason you want a little more privacy lately?

Rj: No. No, no, it wasn’t that. I needed– I needed my own space. It’s very hard to have a moment of privacy when you live with your parents, so…

Liam: Yeah, I’m– I’m aware. Yeah.

Rj: But anyways, though, poppy, I mean, she’s been so supportive of luna with her career goals. I mean, telling your mom that you wanna be in fashion isn’t like saying, “hey, I want to be an engineer or a doctor.”

Liam: Yeah, yeah. Unless you’re a forrester.

Rj: Right. But anyway, I really do think poppy would’ve been supportive of luna in whatever she decided to pursue because she’s just, honestly, she’s just a really positive person. And she just really sees the good in like every situation. Luna has like, uh, she has a similar attitude.

Liam: Yeah, takes after her mom?

Rj: They’re different. They both have the same set of values, you know? They’re both very kind and they both work really hard. They care about taking care of other people. Um, and they don’t let situations that are out of their control make them anxious.

Liam: That’s good advice.

Rj: Yeah, it’s just luna’s definitely not as laid back as her mom. Poppy’s definitely a free spirit, but that doesn’t mean that luna can’t depend on her mom.

Luna: I thought I was with rj last night. I mean, I saw his face. I heard his voice.

Poppy: Luna, I am so sorry.

Luna: You’re sorry? Mom, turns out I didn’t know where I was or who I was with. I love rj. I mean, I saved myself. I– I– I waited until the right guy came into my life. Someone that I trusted. And I don’t just do that with anyone. Like you. I haven’t been with anybody else before rj. He was my first and it was beautiful and pure and– and now it’s tainted. It’s not pure anymore, mom. Because of what happened. Because of what you did to your own daughter.

Poppy: Luna, I would never.

Luna: Maybe aunt li was right about you. You know, I– I didn’t wanna believe it. I– I didn’t see you the same way that she saw you, but maybe I was just naive. Because all of your talk about freedom? I think that you’re just irresponsible. And selfish. You do whatever you want, never minding the consequences of whoever it could hurt. Does aunt li know about the drugs? And is that why she doesn’t want me in L.A. Or around finn or working at forrester? Because she thinks I’m a druggie just like you.

Poppy: Luna, you know your aunt has never been fair to me. She doesn’t know us.

Luna: Or maybe she knows exactly what you are, mom. A druggie.

Luna: I thought that I was with rj, zende. I saw his face. How could I make that up?

Zende: I can’t explain it. But you do know that what happened between us, what we shared… it was consensual, right? I would never.

Luna: I know that. It doesn’t change how I feel. The shock and– and the horror. I love rj so much and we have something so special. Or we did.

[ Phone rings ]

Luna: It’s rj.

Poppy: Don’t answer, okay? You’re too upset.

Luna: Well, he’s been texting me because I told him that I didn’t feel well when I left the party last night. Hi, rj.

Rj: Hey. How are you doing? Are you feeling better?

Luna: Not really.

Rj: I’m sorry. Do you have any idea what happened?

Luna: Yeah.

Rj: Well, it wasn’t food poisoning, was it?

Luna: Um… yeah, I definitely ate something bad.

Rj: Can I bring you anything? Maybe tea or crackers or…

Luna: No, no, it’s fine. I really don’t need anything.

Rj: Okay. Maybe me just being there then? I want to see you. I missed you last night.

Luna: I missed being with you too last night. Um, more than you know.

Rj: You’re at home, right? With your mom?

Luna: Yeah, um… look, it’s– it’s really not a good time right now, rj.

Rj: Okay. All right. Well, um… if you’re feeling better, uh, you’re welcome to come by my place later. And we can make up for the time that we missed last night.

Luna: Yeah. I need to see you too.

Rj: You need to see me? Well, that sounds serious.

Luna: Yeah, it’s, um, it’s pretty serious. Look, I, um, I love you so much, okay? Never forget that.

Rj: I– I love you too. And, uh, we’ll have plenty of time, together. You don’t have to worry about last night.

Luna: Okay. Bye. Well, rj wants to see me.

Poppy: Okay, that’s good. When are you gonna see him?

Luna: As soon as I figure out what I’m gonna say to him.

Poppy: Wait, luna. You can’t tell him.

Luna: I have to tell him?

Poppy: Okay, but you didn’t cheat. It wasn’t a betrayal. You were in an altered state.

Luna: I slept with another man, mom. How it happened doesn’t matter. Look, I know– I know I’ll probably lose rj after this. Like, zende and rj are– are rivals and there’s no way rj’s gonna accept this. I mean, how could he? I can’t even blame him.

Poppy: Please, luna, don’t do that. Don’t tell him.

Luna: Oh, my god. What kind of a mother are you? One night, I’m tripping off of your drugs, and the next day you’re telling me to keep secrets from the man I love?

Poppy: Okay, okay, luna, please, listen to me, all right? You are in an emotional state right now. Okay, you’re freaking out.

Luna: Uh, don’t I have every right to be?

Poppy: But you love rj so much, and he loves you. You two could have a beautiful relationship and future together. The relationship doesn’t have to end.

Luna: Oh, my god.

Poppy: Rj doesn’t need to know anything about what happened last night, okay? It was an accident. You did not mean to sleep with zende. Please, luna, I am begging you. Do not tell rj.

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Claire: My favorite greek goddess? Probably athena. Her name means “queen of heaven.” She was zeus’ favorite daughter. She was very powerful. And beloved.

Nadia: What was she the goddess of?

Claire: Wisdom and courage. Especially at war. But she cherished kindness and peace. So that’s kind of ironic, huh? Here. There’s a picture of her with her spear and her helmet and her shield. And sometimes she would use her father’s thunderbolts as weapons when her city was threatened. Athens, greece. Athena. Athens.

Nadia: Oh, that makes sense.

Claire: Right? And athena wasn’t afraid of anything or anyone. Which is kind of amazing, right? To be that brave. So, men would pray to her before they would go into battle or when they faced big challenges. Because it’s hard to do things on your own sometimes, right? And it’s okay to ask for help. And then sometimes, you get to be the fearless one who helps others.

Adam: Morning.

Nick: Hey.

Adam: Where’s dad?

Nick: Uh, I was just wondering that myself.

Adam: What, did you get a summons too?

Nick: Yeah. Sounded urgent.

Adam: Well, I’m surprised that he didn’t beat us here. Any idea what that’s about?

Adam: Jordan? Victoria? Nikki? All of the above? I mean, family’s been taking it from all sides lately.

Nick: I suppose it could be about business.

[ Phones chiming ] From dad. “Unavoidably detained. I’ll be there when I can.”

Adam: Well, that doesn’t sound good.

Victor: Well, thank you for staying on top of this, all right? At least now we know what we’re dealing with. All right, keep me informed. Hi, my sweetheart. How’d you sleep?

Nikki: Not very well. And I would appreciate it if you would stop tiptoeing around me.

Victor: What in the world are you talking about?

Nikki: You ended that call the minute I entered the room. You were talking about me. And we agreed that we wouldn’t keep things from each other.

Victor: Well, my dear, for your information, I wasn’t talking about you, okay? I was talking about jordan. In all my travels I’ve never seen such dry skin.

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Nikki: What about jordan?

Victor: My security team has been in touch with the prison authorities, and apparently the fire there was due to arson.

Nikki: Well, I figured that.

Victor: All the bodies have been identified. Of the surviving inmates, six are unaccounted for.

Nikki: She is one of them.

Victor: So it seems. But I do not want you to worry about it, okay? She’ll be found. She’ll slip up somewhere along the line. Then she’ll be recaptured. I promise you.

Nikki: Wishing won’t make it so. We need to turn the tables on her, lure her into some kind of a trap.

Victor: Sweetheart, I have considered that, and I knew that is what you were thinking. But I’m not going to have you use yourself as bait.

Nikki: But I…

Victor: End of discussion. I will not put you in that kind of jeopardy. You’re going to stay here. At the ranch. Work from here.

Nikki: I am not going to let that woman turn me into a prisoner again, locked up in this house. I won’t be able to stand it.

Victor: Sweetheart, you can and you will. Not only to keep you safe from jordan, but also to keep you safe from being tempted by alcohol again.

Nikki: It doesn’t work that way. If an alcoholic is determined to drink, they will find a way.

Victor: Sweetheart, you know damn well that I removed all the alcohol in this house.

Nikki: Yes.

Victor: All right? So there’s no way you can drink. Please go along with me on that.

Nikki: Fine. We’ll do it your way.

Victor: It’s for your own good, sweetheart. Okay. I’ve got to go to the office and deal with a few things.

Nikki: All right.

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: My baby. Come here. This nightmare will come to an end. I promise you. Okay? I’ll keep in touch with you.

Nikki: Okay.

Claire: This book taught me so much about athena. One time, she and poseidon, the god of the sea, got into a contest.

Claire: Hi. I didn’t see you there.

Victoria: Hi. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt.

Claire: No, not at all. There’s someone I’d like you to meet. Victoria, this is nadia. Next week is her birthday. She’s gonna be seven.

Victoria: Oh. Wow! Well, happy almost birthday, nadia. It’s nice to meet you.

Nadia: Nice to meet you, too.

Claire: Victoria is my mother. She comes to visit me most days like your mom comes to visit you.

Victoria: So, how did you two meet?

Claire: Well, nadia had pneumonia. She’s feeling a lot better, though. And I’ve been taking my walks to the kids’ ward. So, when nadia heard that I have a book of greek mythology that you brought me, she got really excited because she loves stories. So, the staff agreed to let her come to my room so I could show it to her.

Nurse: It’s been very entertaining, but we need to get nadia back to her room.

Claire: Of course. If you’re still here tomorrow, we’ll read some more. Sound good? Cool.

[ Claire chuckles ]

Nadia: Bye.

Claire: Bye.

Victoria: Bye. I had no idea that you were so good with children.

Claire: Neither did I. Uh, yeah, god knows how that happened, since I never really had a childhood.

Victoria: No, no. You didn’T. You didn’t have the life that you deserved at all.

Claire: But seeing the kids, maybe we have something in common. We’re scared to be here, and we’re not in complete control of our lives. But seeing them, it makes me feel stronger. Like they need help, and maybe I can give it.

Victoria: That’s really a wonderful way to look at it. That makes me really happy for them. I’m so proud of you. With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,

Claire: Being with the kids, it gives me energy. Their minds go in a million directions at once.

Victoria: Oh, yeah, I know.

Claire: If I’m going to keep up, I have to get out of my own head. You know, it’s kind of like they’re the perfect distraction in a way.

Victoria: Yeah, well, I guess kids have a way of doing that.

Claire: Yeah, they want to show me their stuffed animals, or talk about the volunteer who told them all about rocks, or the one who gave out magnets.

Victoria: Oh, they do that?

Claire: Yeah. A lot of people come around to help make things easier on the kids.

Victoria: Huh, well, I guess it’s instinctual to want to make a child happy.

Claire: Not for everyone, but I’m starting to figure out I am the kind of person who wants to make a kid smile if I can. It’s the best therapy possible.

Victoria: Better than your actual therapy?

[ Claire sighs ]

Claire: My daily sessions are– are draining. I just– we talk about the same things over and over again. It’s just the years of misery and– and brainwashing. All the horrible things and all the terrible feelings.

Victoria: I’m sorry.

Claire: I know, I make it sound awful, but I understand why I have to do it. And the harder I work, the harder I want to keep working, so I can get better.

Victoria: We all want that for you. The whole family’s pulling for you, claire.

Victoria: It helps so much to know that. I didn’t know what support looks like until I met you and cole. Is there any news about jordan?

Victoria: I don’t want you to give her another thought. I want you to completely put her out of your mind and just let law enforcement handle things.

Claire: I’m sure it’s going to be fine, I just–

Victoria: You deserve for jordan to be nothing but a distant memory to you. And hopefully one day she won’t even be a memory at all.

Chloe: So you asked me to meet. Does that mean you have some good news for me?

Sally: No good news yet, but I’m sure there will be some down the line. Look, our last project is almost complete, and once we put the finishing touches on it, I really think it’s gonna photograph beautifully.

Chloe: Yeah, I appreciate you putting a spin on it, but that was our last job. We have nothing on deck. So, unless, I don’t know, we can drum up some new business like yesterday…

Sally: We are in serious trouble. Everything we worked for, we– we could lose it all.

Adam: Sure you don’t want a refill?

Nick: No, I’m good. Thanks.

Adam: All right. Suit yourself. Well, since we are stuck here waiting, uh, there’s something that I wanted to run by you.

Nick: Am I gonna like this?

Adam: One way to find out.

Nick: Okay, what do you got?

Victor: Sorry for being late.

Nick: Everything all right?

Victor: Well… men to men, I got some news about the fire in the prison. Apparently it was arson. And that jordan woman is missing. She survived.

Adam: Meaning she escaped.

Victor: Yeah.

Nick: Did jordan plan this? Did she set the fire?

Victor: Well, so far there’s no evidence of that, but I wouldn’t put it past her.

Nick: Well, we have to assume she’s headed this way. And the fact that this woman would commit mass murder for her own selfish ends makes me sick.

Adam: Yeah, I knew that she was dangerous, but man, that is horrific.

Nick: How’s mom?

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: I told her to stay at the ranch and do work from there.

Nick: I mean, it’s a good plan if she’ll stick to it. We both know mom doesn’t like to feel like she’s trapped.

Victor: I know.

Lauren: Good morning.

Nikki: Oh!

Lauren: Your housekeeper said I could come on back.

Nikki: Lauren! I’m so glad you’re here. Uh, there’s coffee, or if you would prefer something else I–

Lauren: No, no. I’m fine.

Nikki: Well, I am just so grateful that you could step in and help me run newman media. I know how busy you are with ben morris.

Lauren: Oh, well, I’m happy to do it. I know I can’t be a sponsor to you like jack, but I’m happy to be part of your support team. And I love a new challenge. Are you kidding? Not many people can say they work with newman and jabot at the same time.

Nikki: Oh, yes, that’s, uh, that’s true.

Lauren: All right. So, why don’t you bring me up to speed on the projects that audra was working on before she left.

Nikki: Oh, um… well, audra was, uh, focusing on finding new ways for mainstream companies to engage with their customers.

Lauren: Mainstream meaning outside entities or divisions of newman?

Nikki: Um, I– I– I’m- I’m a little hazy on that. I– I’ll get back to you.

Lauren: I can see you’re having a rough morning.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: Yeah, I guess I am.

Lauren: Do you want to talk about it? Do you want to call jack? I was with him when you texted him to distract victor. I know that you’re struggling. How can I help? Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression That h

Nikki: Lauren, forgive me.

Nikki: Lauren, forgive me. I appreciate your friendship so much. I– I don’t want to fall apart in front of you.

Lauren: Nikki, you’re going through so much. No apology necessary.

Nikki: Actually, it’s– it’s not even the urge to drink that has me so frazzled. It’s finding out that jordan has escaped, and she’s on the loose.

Lauren: What? There’s proof?

Nikki: Victor just heard. She survived the fire, which was deliberately set, by the way. And now she is nowhere to be found.

Lauren: Well, if that psychopath knows what’s good for her, she will disappear forever.

Nikki: Well, I’m afraid that’s not going to be the case.

Lauren: The way you say that, I– she’s already been calling me, trying to scare me… and she’s doing a damn good job of it.

Lauren: Okay, you don’t give her the power. You are stronger than that.

Nikki: Oh, god, you don’t know how much I’m starting to hate that word.

Lauren: Look, I understand how big and ugly this is. I went through this many times with sheila. They draw their strength on your fear. They wanna control your actions and your emotions by presenting this constant threat. That is how they break you down. That is how they win.

Nikki: You’re right. I can’t let her intimidate me. I won’t give her the satisfaction.

Lauren: Uh, what are you doing?

Nikki: I am looking for her last call. Unfortunately, victor’s security team wasn’t able to trace the number, but I know that it was jordan. She played that music she always plays, a song that I used to strip to.

Lauren: Oh, wow.

Nikki: Jordan thought hearing it would throw me off balance. She doesn’t know me well enough to know that I have no regrets about that time. Now I can return the favor. Hello, jordan. I know you’re there. I just called to let you know that you can’t beat my family. So you can keep playing your little games, play that song, which doesn’t embarrass me in the least, by the way. I think of it as a fight song, an anthem, shall we say. Something that we can play to celebrate your final downfall. Yeah, because it’s coming. You have no allies. Claire has seen the truth about her sick, demented aunt. Oh, you have nothing to say to me? I’m not really surprised. Because in addition to you being insane… you are weak. You’re a coward. And I hope you do try to come and get me right here at the ranch. I hope you break through security, get in this house. Yes, I do. Go ahead. Do it. Give me a chance to cross a line.

Victor: What are you thinking, son?

Nick: I’m thinking I don’t like this. We need some solid plan, something that will eliminate jordan as a threat. I absolutely hate it that this is hanging over our heads. It’s time to act.

Victor: I couldn’t agree more.

Adam: Is there any way to set a trap for her?

Victor: You know, interestingly enough, it’s what nikki suggested. But I will not allow her to use herself as bait.

Nick: Then what are the options? You gonna put guards on her 24/7, trap her inside her own home? She’s gonna flip out, dad.

Adam: From everything that you’ve told me, jordan hates you as much as she hates anyone else.

Victor: I know she does. I’m going to use that to my advantage.

Nick: What the hell does that mean?

Victor: I can’t talk about it until the pieces are in place.

Nick: That is not reassuring, dad.

Victor: Son, rest assured that I will do everything in my power to get rid of that woman.

Adam: Look, if there’s anything that I can do to help, you count me in.

Victor: I appreciate that, son.

Adam: Clearly, you plan to use yourself as some kind of bait, and I don’t support that. But I can understand why you feel the need to do it. So, like adam, you can count on me, too, for whatever you need.

Victor: I appreciate that from both of you. But… this is a battle I have to fight all on my own. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Chloe: Is there anyone in la that you can reach out to? We can travel.

Sally: Not an option.

Chloe: Burned too many bridges.

Sally: Mm-hmm. What about new york? I mean, it’s been a while, but…

Chloe: Years.

Sally: This is so frustrating. I mean, we’ve done good work. I know we have, and– and the feedback from our clients has been super positive.

Chloe: Yeah, but it hasn’t translated into new work. I mean, we get a nice project, and then it’s just one and done.

Sally: Okay, well, once our photography gets done, we can post it all over creation. We’ll get some social media hits, we could get some features on some design sites. Those bring in clients.

Chloe: Sometimes.

Sally: Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe… maybe it’s too late.

Chloe: No, I just feel like we’re tying ourselves up in knots for no reason. This happens to startups. It’s time to ask the investor for another infusion.

Sally: Go back to nick… hat in hand and ask him for another loan?

Chloe: I mean…

Sally: Absolutely not.

Adam: Well, why don’t you just go ahead and say it?

Nick: What?

Adam: You wish I kept my mouth shut, and I just stayed out of it since I was never on jordan’s hit list.

Nick: What I wish, adam, is that you hadn’t sounded so supportive of dad’s plan without us hearing what it was first. We don’t know what he’s planning. We don’t know how dangerous it is.

Adam: Look, there is nothing that we can do or say that’s going to rein him in. Dad is going to stop jordan if it’s the last thing that he does. It’s a figure of speech. As long as we’re on board, we can help keep him safe.

Nick: Yeah, that’s the only reason I went along with it. Let’s just hope he doesn’t take too many unnecessary risks.

Adam: Well, about all we can do now is wait for dad to finalize his plan and let us in on it if we’re lucky.

Nick: Yeah. Before dad walked in, you said you wanted to talk to me about something. What was it?

Adam: There’s something that, uh… I need to discuss with you before I run it by dad. It’s about sally.

Nick: Adam, if… you’re about to tell me that you’re planning to marry her, there’s no need for that. It doesn’t concern me.

Lauren: Look at you. That was amazing. Putting the fear of god into that monster for a change.

Nikki: Yeah, it felt pretty good. But I doubt anything I said will deter her.

Lauren: Oh, don’t be so sure. You were ferocious. And after what I just witnessed, I don’t envy anyone who would want to cross you or your family.

Victoria: You know, it made me so happy earlier hearing you talk about mythology, knowing that you read the book that I gave you and that it actually meant something to you.

Claire: And you were right about the “newman angle,” victor as zeus, the convoluted family tree, all the nonstop intrigue and infighting.

Victoria: The parallels are very clear.

Claire: Does that make you hena?

Victoria: I have been known to hurl a thunderbolt or two.

[ Claire chuckles ]

Claire: I love your visits. I really look forward to them.

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: Me too. You know, the way I see it… you and I are going through a similar process. Just trying to figure out who we are and what kind of people we want to be. And what we should value, you know, and what we can– we can let fall away. And until I have those answers, there’s nothing that I would rather be focused on than you.

Victor: Hi. Am I interrupting?

Claire: Mr. Newman, no. Hi, come in.

Victoria: Hi, dad. I didn’t expect to see you here.

Victor: I just would like a few moments alone with claire.

Victoria: Um, why is that?

Victor: I just would like to ask her some questions about jordan.

Victoria: Oh, um, you know, I’m not sure if that’s really such a good idea, dad.

Victor: Why not?

Victoria: Well, we were just talking about how we want to put that woman out of our heads for good.

Claire: It’s okay. I have a feeling I know why you’re here. Jordan’s escaped, hasn’t she?

Victor: Um, claire, I was just hoping if you could help us with some clues about jordan’s behavior so we can catch her again, you know? If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Claire: I have no idea what jordan might do or where she might go.

Victor: You know that this morning my team got info from the prison. Apparently the fire was arson.

Claire: Then jordan set it. I guarantee you. She probably figured she’d be presumed dead.

Victor: Well, in that case, she’s sorely mistaken. Because the bodies were identified through means of dna. She wasn’t one of the victims. She survived. So she’s a hunted woman again.

Victoria: Okay, but listen to me. There’s a security team in place to keep jordan away from you. So just please don’t give her another thought.

Claire: I think it’s sweet that you’re trying to protect me, but I can handle this conversation. I’m not afraid of jordan, like I told you and cole. And I have no desire to protect her.

Victor: That’s good to know.

Claire: And she knows that. She called me a few days ago and I shut her down immediately.

Victoria: She called you? Here?

Victor: How was that phone call allowed to go through?

Claire: I presume she smuggled in a cell phone so that the prison name and telephone number wouldn’t show up on the caller id. And then she lied to the nurse who brought me the phone saying that she was you.

Victoria: Of course she did.

Victor: Why is this the first time we’re hearing about this?

Claire: I probably should have told you about it sooner. I wasn’t trying to withhold information. I just… I put it out of my mind.

Victoria: What do you mean?

Claire: Well, I told jordan that she could never manipulate me ever again, that I never wanted her to contact me again, and that I wished she was dead. I was furious. She had tricked me. And back in oregon, I had told her that I never wanted to hear from her again, but she found a way to go against my wishes. So I hung up on her. And then when I spoke to my therapist about it, I just– I just shut it out of my mind. And I understand how all of this must sound, but that’s why I didn’t tell you about it sooner.

Victoria: That’s okay. We understand. Don’t we, dad?

Victor: Yes.

Claire: And, mr. Newman, I promise you, if anything else comes to mind, I will tell you right away. I want to help protect the family. Especially nikki. I think about her all the time, and I worry about her and how she’s doing.

Victor: You know, claire, you know that you’re part of the family now. So why don’t you call me victor?

Victoria: That is so sweet of you, dad. Thank you.

Claire: I just wish there was more I could do to help.

Victor: In fact, there is something that you can do.

Claire: Say the word.

Victor: I have a feeling that jordan will call you again.

Claire: Even after how mean I was?

Victor: I bet you she can’t help herself. But if she does, will you kindly give her a message?

Victoria: No, no, no, dad. This is a really bad idea.

Victor: Yes, yes, yes.

Claire: What do you want me to say?

Victor: Kindly tell her that I’m willing to make amends for all the hurt that I’ve caused her sister eve.

Adam: Look, we’re keeping things strictly professional, right? I mean, other than what I’m freaking out about connor, and I need your advice.

Nick: So this concerns sally’s business?

Adam: You funded her venture, and… she has too much pride to admit that things aren’t going well.

> Nick: In what sense?

Adam: Well, in the beginning, there was a flurry of activity and design gigs. But since those projects have wrapped up, it’s been pretty slow.

Nick: That’s the way a lot of new companies are, adam. They spike out of the gate, and eventually things level off.

Adam: Nick, I’ve seen the projections. She’s going to need a lot of cash to keep things afloat.

Nick: If sally needs more capital, all she has to do is come and ask me herself.

Adam: Except she won’T. Besides, my idea isn’t about funneling more cash her way. It’s bigger than that.

Nick: I’m listening.

Adam: At one point, dad offered to create a design division under newman for sally to run, and then he pulled the rug out from under her.

Nick: Yeah, that was, uh, unfortunate.

Adam: No, no, it was rotten. She walked away from a contract with chancellor winters to take the opportunity here at newman, and then he reneged. It was totally unfair. I’m going to ask him to revisit that and actually follow through this time. And she and chloe can fold in under the newman umbrella.

Sally: Forget it, chloe. I’m not going back to nick for more money.

Chloe: Okay, fine.

Sally: I’m surprised that you would even bring it up, honestly. I mean, it’s just wrong on so many levels.

Chloe: Okay, but you and your idiotic return back to adam. That wasn’t wrong. Okay. [ Laughs ] You know what? I don’t want to argue with you about that again. So, um, you know, I’m just not even going to go there.

Sally: Good. Because things with adam are actually going pretty well. So maybe you could just be happy for me as my friend.

Chloe: Yay. But there is one more option to bolster the company we haven’t discussed.

Sally: Which is…

Chloe: Taking on a new partner.

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Sally: A new partner?

Chloe: Someone established with a wider reach and deep pockets. That might be exactly what we need to get over this hump.

Sally: But we would lose control.

Chloe: Okay. Losing some control versus losing the whole company? Is that so bad?

Sally: It’s just– it’s just not what I envisioned. Put it that way.

Chloe: Look, I don’t know what the answer is, but I do know I don’t want to give up on this.

Sally: Well, me either. So let’s just try harder.

Chloe: How?

Sally: I don’t know. We can go to some design publications and ask them for press. We could throw a party. We could design a room for charity house. Offer a coupon.

Chloe: What?

Sally: Okay, no. Not that last one. Look, whatever it takes to get people interested in our services, okay? Because I’m not going back to nick and I refuse to admit defeat.

Nick: Does sally know you’re going to propose this?

Adam: I wanted to know that I had victor’s blessing and that you were amenable before I got her hopes up.

Nick: Smart. Because I highly doubt dad is going to resurrect it.

Adam: Well, that is where you come in. I’m going to need your help to sell this idea to him.

Claire: Why would you try to make amends with jordan? There’s nothing that you could possibly say that would ever make her hate you and your family any less.

Victor: I understand. But do me a favor, just pass it along if you can. If you can’t, I understand. Okay? Meanwhile, thank you for listening to me. Nice to see you again.

Claire: Thanks for visiting.

Victor: All right.

Victoria: Dad. Whatever scheme you have going right now, you cannot use claire as a go-between. I’m not going to allow it. The last thing she needs is more exposure to jordan.

Victor: Sweetheart, listen to me. Your mother is on a binge right now. She’s drinking herself into oblivion, all right? Why? Because that jordan woman is torturing her and will continue to do so. She is our only conduit here, all right?

Victoria: My daughter is a victim, too. Something you seem to keep forgetting.

Victor: I’m merely asking her to pass along a message. That’s all.

Victoria: Dad, even talking to jordan again could cause a setback for her.

Victor: Sweetheart, I’m concerned about your mother, not her. Do you understand? End of discussion.

Claire: You’re upset with me.

Victoria: No.

Claire: And with victor.

Victoria: I just, I wish he hadn’t put you in the middle.

Claire: I’m okay with it. Really, I swear. I doubt jordan’s going to call again, but anything’s possible.

Victoria: This is a terrible idea.

Claire: Actually, I think it makes sense. I– I think he’s setting a trap. It’s a reverse of what jordan did to nikki. Victor doesn’t actually want to make amends. He’s just setting himself up as bait. And if there’s anything I can do to help him catch her and put her away again, then I am more than happy to talk to her one last time. If it means putting an end to this horror show once and for all.

Lauren: Okay, that gives me a good idea of audra’s workload. Although I still have a lot to learn about the media business.

Nikki: Oh, you’ll pick it up fast.

[ Phone rings ] It’s her.

Lauren: Right, you have already said what you need to say to her. There is no reason to pick up that call. And there is no reason to put yourself through what she has planned for you.

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Okay. I don’t want to sound like leo in the car, but are we there yet? Almost. Ugh, it’s freezing out here. Your honor, I would like to state for the record, I told the defendant to wear boots. The defendant? What, now i committed a crime? What’d I do? You have been accused of looking too gorgeous tonight. Oh, well, guilty as charged. And fyi, your honor, I am wearing boots. Yes, designer and impractical ones. Well, yeah. Alright, step. Oh. There you go. Okay. We’re here. Okay. Ta-da. Chase… why’d you do all this? Happy valentine’s day. Lucy? Lucy! What? Oh, sorry. Hi. You know, we can’t cheer you up if you won’t even try to have a good time. Well, how can I have a good time when it’s valentine’s day and martin’s not even returning not one, not any of my calls? Okay, let’s focus on the positive. Excellent idea. A night out with people who care about you. Kicked off by a toast. Mm. Okay. But if you toast to love, then the contents of this drink will end up in both your faces. That’s the spirit. To friendship. To friendship. To friendship. Cody: Ready to have a good time? Oh, as ready as any single man with zero romantic attachments can be. Who knows? Tonight, maybe I’ll find the woman of my dreams. You could. And you just might.

Hanging on every word you say

is this love? I got you something. No. I did. No, dante. We said no gifts. Yeah, I know. But I lied. It’s nothing big. Dante. What?

[ Gasps ] What? [ Laughs ] You know, you said you wanted to get back into riding, so I thought, you know, options are a good thing to have. I love it. Thank you. You’re welcome. And options are good when it comes to jackets. But when it comes to boyfriends… mm-hmm? …I only have eyes for one.

[ Knock on door ] Mm. I knew that was going to happen. You knew what was going to happen? I knew one day my cheesy lines were going to rub off on you.

[ Both chuckle ] Daniels, what’s up, man? Daniels: I have a delivery. So, um, how were the kids tonight? Uh, great. I mean, typical nighttime antics from wiley, but he eventually settled down. Oh, speaking of, do you need me — oh, no, no, no. No, no, I already — already checked on him. The lights were on, but he was passed out next to his open book. Oh. Why are kids so cute when they’re sleeping? Well, because they’re sleeping.

[ Chuckles ] Touché. Did you tell the kids that this wasn’t a one-time thing, that you’re home for good? Well, I thought that’s something we could, you know, do together. They’ll be so happy. Well, I know I am. Are you? Yes. Are you — are you sure? Michael, you moving back in was my idea. No, I know, I just, I don’t — I don’t want there to be any more secrets between us, you know, or half-truths or — or feelings swept under the rug. I just, I want to — I want to put it all out there. Funny you should say that, because before we do this, there is something I need to get off my chest. Curtis: You know, honey, I do apologize for having P.T. On valentine’s day. No, I’m just glad you could fit it in. Yeah. Me, too. You know, every time I go, I get stronger than I was the session before. Mm, that’s my baby. Stronger and stronger every day.

[ Laughs ] Ah, okay. I’m going to change real quick, and then we can head out. Sounds like a plan — curtis.

[ Laughing ] Oh. Oh, my goodness. Hey, don’t look at me. I had nothing to do with that.

[ Sighs ] “Took trina to the nicholas brothers retrospective at the forum. Won’t be back until late. Dinner will be delivered at 8:15.”

[ Chuckles ] Happy anniversary to us.

[ Chuckles ] Make this easier on yourself, dex. Tell me the person who you sold me out to. I’m not taking anyone else down with me. Wrong answer.


This is what you were up to earlier. I heard you and leo talking about a comet passing over new york tonight. Yeah. Leo is very excited. He thinks there’s some sort of valentine’s day magic. I’m with leo. What could be more magical than stargazing with a little champagne. And heat lamps. And heat lamps. Yeah. Just the two of us, cuddled up to see a once-in-100-year event. Well, when you put it that way… right? I wanted to do something special for our first valentine’s day together. Well, as long as you keep me warm. You have my word. I’d prefer a kiss. Sam: Danny. What happened? I’m fine. Hey, fine? Fine and… drunk apparently. I caught a bunch of them with booze at the park. Hey, I thought you were in your room. You didn’t even ask if you could go out tonight. Would you have said yes? No. Exactly. Did you hear him leave? No. Snuck out the fire escape. What? Are you insane? You could have gotten hurt, or worse. I recognized him from seeing you guys around town. Decided since it’s his first offense, I’d let him off with a warning. Alright. Uh, thanks, daniels. Appreciate it. Yeah. Thank you. Have a good night. You, too. Thank god that’s over. I’m going to bed. Not until we talk about this, you’re not.

J’accuse! Jack-a-what? You orchestrated this “meet-cute,” as they say. I-I orchestrated nothing. Oh, fibber. Spinelli, look, dude, I-I swear I’m not lying. I had no idea that maxie and sasha were going to be here. Lucy: You know, I don’t — I don’t begrudge couples celebrating valentine’s day. That’s great, but I just, I wonder… but since they are, be rude not to say hello. No, wait, wait, where are —

[ Growls ] Uh, good evening. Ooh. So formal. Yes, yes. Hi, spinelli. Uh, gracious greetings to all and to no one in particular. I — do you guys want to join us? No! No, no. A-absolutely not. This is a ladies’ night. No boys allowed. Uh, understood. We — we’ll just head — to the bar. We’re gonna head to the bar. So, um, enjoy your night. Uh, it’s not just a night. Like I said, it’s a ladies’ — ladies’ night. Copy that. To the bar. What is wrong with you? You are breaking the girls’ code. It was just a suggestion. Geez. Well, besides, I just thought maybe you might need a break from spinelli, you know, now that you two have moved in together. He hasn’t moved in. Are you or are you not living together in the same house? Okay, temporarily, while the pipes in his apartment are getting fixed. Mm. He’s even paying rent. How long until his apartment is livable again? I’m not sure. But whatever. Georgie loves having both of her parents under one roof. Seems like you don’t mind it much, either. Portia: Mm. This was so lovely of marshall to do! Yes, it was. Honey, I hope you’re not disappointed that we’re not going out. Are you kidding? A romantic dinner at home that I wasn’t required to cook?

[ Laughs ] Look at you. You living the dream, huh? I am. You know it.

[ Laughs ]

[ Both sigh ] It’s really nice. I can only think of one thing nicer. Let’s celebrate our anniversary properly.

[ Car door closes ] Go with frank to check that out. I hope you’ll make it look like I took off. I’d rather joss hate me than mourn me — money is more important to you than josslyn. That’s not true. Stop lying. Sonny?! Sonny? Carly. Oh, no, no. What are you doing here? I’m stopping you from killing an innocent man.


overreacted about you keepingthe nina thing from me. No, you didn’T. Yes, I did. Which was hugely hypocritical given I hid that I had cancer from you for months. You swallowed that betrayal and moved forward, and I didn’t afford you the same grace. And I have been struggling to figure out why.

[ Sighs ] Any luck? You’re my person, michael. You’re the safe, stable place where I put my trust. And with my history of being lied to and manipulated, if that trust gets broken, it — it cuts deep. Uh, I’m not trying to make excuses. No, I know you’re — I know you’re not. But you not being honest, it just shook the foundation for me. And I know that you were doing it from a place of love and that you were trying to protect me, but I need to know that, going forward, if something terrible happens, we will figure out what to do together. Yeah, no, I-I will never go rogue again. I’m serious. No, I know, I know. So am I. Willow, look. We are a team, okay? And I-I am so sorry that I made you feel like we weren’T. You know, I think the most prudent course of action is — is to exit. Why? Didn’t you say you were single and ready to mingle? I would never say it in such base terms, but…yes, that is the general idea. So what? Are you worried that maxie’s gonna see you talking to other women? How many times must I tell you? Maximista is a — is a non-issue. Okay, then I don’t see the problem. Okay, so let’s take this opportunity to come up with some ideas for the new faces of deception campaign. Are we — are we at the office? I could have sworn we were at the savoy to have some fun. Lucy, no more work talk. Uh, well, unfortunately, we cannot afford to take the night off. No, ma’ams, because tracy is out to decimate us. Honestly, I think tracy wants deception to succeed. Aha! Then she has you exactly where she wants you. So much for girls’ night.

[ Metal banging ] Any luck? I’m sorry, brook lynn. Don’t be sorry.

[ Shivers ] What are the odds that both space heaters are on the fritz? Pretty good, considering they’re usually used at the same time, so the propane probably runs out at the same time, too. Yeah, I probably should have checked that. Oh, stop. Look, we’ve got blankets and body heat. Come under so you don’t freeze. Okay, but first, paE. Ooh. There we go. Here, get under. For the most beautiful woman in the world. You are the sweetest. Thank you. Is this better? Much. I promise this will be a valentine’s day to remember, one we’ll tell our grandchildren about. The night granny got frostbite. What was that? Nothing.

[ Shivers ]

[ Chuckling ] Do you know how lucky you are that dante is on the force? If you would have been brought in for processing, you would have a record right now, one that would follow you when you apply to colleges. Colleges? Mom, I’m 14. Yes, exactly. Way too young to be drinking or — or sneaking out or lying to us in general. Danny, you could have been hurt.But I didn’t — that’s not the point. Mom, you’re making way too big a deal out of this!You are too young to be drinking period, let alone in the park! Fine. Lesson learned, okay? No, I’ll be the judge of that. You’re grounded. What? Give me your phone. Mom. Phone. Now. How long? I don’t know, maybe until you learn enough responsibility to get it back. That is so unfair. Oh, well. And so hypocritical. What’s that supposed to mean? Like you didn’t have a drink at my age. Sonny, dex is not the traitor in your organization. Ms. Spencer, it’s okay. No, it’s not okay. Carly, I know you want to protect dex for josslyn’s sake, but I have proof. He admitted he’s working for somebody else. But he refuses to tell me who it is. Listen to me. Brick believed me enough to tell me you were here, okay? You can’t do this. He’s working for the bastard who wants to take me down, carly. What do you want me to do? No, he’s not. He’s not, sonny. Okay. Please, take her out of here now. Wait, no. No, no, no!

[ Stammers ] You — no! Damn it, sonny. Dex is not working for some other mob organization. He’s working for me.


So, is there an etafor this comet or what? I’m sorry. We can go back into the house if you want. I just — I wanted to show you how special you are to me, make this the best valentine’s day ever. Can I be straight with you? You better be. I don’t really even care about valentine’s day. It’s just a commercial money grab to make single people feel like crap.

[ Laughs ] Why are you laughing? Because I feel the same way.

[ Laughs ] As a matter of fact, I wasn’t drinking when I was 14. I don’t feel too good. That’s understandable. I’m going to the bathroom. Do you need help? I got it. Danny. You know that if you’re ever in trouble or need a ride, you can just call me or dante, no questions asked. Well, I mean, there will be questions, you know, eventually, but not off the top. We just want to keep you safe, that’s all.

[ Groans ] “Have kids,” they say. “It’ll be wonderful and fulfilling,” they say. Ah, you wouldn’t trade it for anything. No, I wouldn’T. But, dante, I wasn’t prepared for this. Danny is going to be a handful. Okay, maybe not. Maybe he learns from his mistake. This wasn’t just some mistake. I mean, forget about him putting himself in physical danger. My son lied to me. Yeah, okay. I mean, more of, like, a lie of omission, though. Whose side are you on? Yours. Yours, always. Just you. My son lied to me. And my response was to lie right back. Hi. It’s me for the gazillionth time. Could you please, please just call me back, okay? I — I really miss you.

And now I know the way I’ve always known I’m so glad that spinelli staying with you is working out. I wasn’t really worried about it. He’s my best friend. What was it like… before? When we were together? It was…great. It just didn’t work out. Have you ever thought about trying again? Once or twice.

Show me you with no defenses draw me closer unto the shore if it’s darker like the ocean I will mend it the way it was before ’cause I’m happy in our harbor we forget about the world oh, it’s such a good place yeah, it’s such a safe place and I’m happy in our harbor it’s a haven we call home a haven we call home hold on to him. I hired dex to keep an eye on you. Why would you do that, carly? For you. For me? For our children. Okay. I need some privacy. Can you check and see if she was followed? You were getting in deep with pikeman, and you didn’t have anyone to watch your back. I don’t believe you. Look, I — I wasn’t going to let anything happen to you. I wasn’t going to let donna lose her father. Somebody deposited a large amount of cash into dex’s secret bank account this past year. Couldn’t have been you because you lost all your money when the merger fell through. I found a way. You found a way? You’re going to do anything, you know, for your daughter’s boyfriend. Sonny, dex has saved your life multiple times. Hell, he saved ava. Why would he do that if he was working for someone else? To be more convincing. I know when the deposits happened. After dex was shot protecting you at the warehouse, and after the attack on the island. How would I know that if I wasn’t the one paying him? You’re covering for someone. No. I’m not. And the only people you would be protecting would be your family. It’s michael.

[ Chuckling ] It’s michael, isn’t it?


I didn’t realize that you were interested in spinelli that way. I’m not. But then sometimes I am. I — it’s really confusing. I’m familiar. Spinelli is… he’s a gem. His giant heart, his quirky sense of humor. You would learn a new vocabulary word every day.

[ Both chuckle ] Any woman would be lucky to be with spinelli. So why can’t that woman be you? I was definitely no angel when I was a kid. No way. Get out of town. Yeah. I mean, I was drinking when I was 14. Worse. Okay. So, see, what danny’s doing is kind of what every teenager’s done. And what parent hasn’t whitewashed their past? I just don’t like not being honest with him. But you are being honest with him, virtually about everything except for this one thing, and so he doesn’t take it the wrong way and use it as permission to get drunk. Yeah, I know. It’s not that I think he’s going to be an alcoholic or anything like that. It’s a little more than that. He’s jason’s son. And he reminds me more and more of him every day. Yeah, I can see that. So let’s be real. Jason was an adrenaline junkie. He took insane chances, and he was drawn to danger. And in the end, it killed him. That’s not going to happen to danny. I’m no stranger to adrenaline chasing, either, for different reasons than jason, but… dante, I was wild. Okay. Listen. Look at me. The fact that you’re thinking about all this, the fact that it’s on your radar, makes you one of the good parents, okay? Danny’s gonna be alright, not because of what his parents did, but because of who they are. And I’m gonna be right there to help you out whenever you need it. Alright? Capiche? Capiche. I was supposed to be apologizing to you. No, I — look, I heard everything you said, and I’m grateful, but that doesn’t make it okay that I lied to you. Look, I just — willow, I didn’t — I didn’t want you to be disappointed yet again, knowing how hard it was for you to try yet again, to give nina an opening yet again and to share your children with her — yet again. And, look, there’s another layer to it. What? It’s just, the relationship that you have with nina is the exact opposite of the relationship that I have with my mom. I mean, my mom, she understands me, and she’s — she’s by my side. Even when she’s mad, she’s — she’s still with me, you know? It’s like, it’s — it’s unconditional. Yeah. So me going to my dad first, that was about me, because I knew that it would — it would hurt less to disappoint him than it would be to disappoint you. So if I’m understanding this correctly, you hid something from me because you love me so much. Yeah. And I overreacted because I love you so much. If the underlying factor here is love, what are we doing? I don’t know. I know our life won’t always be perfect, and I know it’s unrealistic to think that we’ll never fight again. We will. But this marriage, this family, it —

[ Sighs ] It means everything to me. And I want us back to the way we were. Are you ready for bed? If you don’t care about valentine’s day, why’d you go to all this trouble? Because I care about you. I wanted to make tonight special. And I figured since you’re such a romantic — you think I’m a romantic? Of course. You wouldn’t be able to write the songs that you write. You’ve got such a big heart. You’re one to talk, mr. Literal knight in shining armor. Ever since the moment I met you. When you clocked me in the head with a beer bottle?

[ Chuckles ] You have shown me how much you care about me every day. I hope I do the same. And then some. So we don’t need to, like, make today more special just because of a stupid date. Great. Okay. Let’s go home.

[ Laughs ] Yes. Here. Whew! You good? Whoa, whoa, brook lynn, look.

[ Gasps ] Wow. Maybe there’s such a thing as valentine’s day magic after all. Maybe there is. Am I right? Michael initially hired dex, yes. To take me down? That’s how it started, but things changed. What things changed? Michael couldn’t go through with it. He said it would cause too much pain, especially for donna and avery. But you stayed? Because I asked him to. To spy on me? No! You have to remember how things were then, sonny! You chose nina over your family. And things were way off with pikeman. We needed dex in there in case things went south. You continued to let this happen because you thought I couldn’t run my own business? You thought I wasn’t strong enough to take care of myself?


I don’t know. It’s hard to imagine loving anyone the way I loved nathan, you know? I’m sure you feel the same way about brando. I did. Until I realized that I won’t love someone the same way. It will be different. It has to be. Doesn’t mean that it can’t be great. I’ve put spinelli through the wringer more times than I can count. I can’t do that again. Then don’T. Uh, yes, well, keep me apprised, and I can come home if need be. Everything alright?

[ Sighs ] James isn’t sleeping. He keeps making excuses to get out of bed. Uh-huh. Well, you — you know you wouldn’t know that if you hadn’t called, right? But now that you are apprised, uh, why don’t you maybe fill maxie in? You think? Well, yeah, it is her son. That’s true. It’s only appropriate that she’s in the loop, right? That is a valid point. And now’s your chance. The “girls’ night only” police have left the table. Feel better? The room stopped spinning. That’s progress. Are you still mad? No, but you and I will have a conversation about this in the morning, and we’ll set some ground rules, okay? Okay. Still no phone? No phone. Hey. Saved me a trip. I was going to bring this up to you. Have like 18 of those, you’ll feel better.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Yeah. Good night. Good night. Good night. Danny. I love you. Love you, too, mom. Hello. Ah, hello. All good? Maxie is explaining that james has a crush on the babysitter, and that’s why he keeps getting up. I’ve been there. Haven’t we all? Who was your first crush? Mr. Ryder, my fourth-grade science teacher. He was completely oblivious. Mm, was he, though? God, I would hope so. At least teachers and babysitters are unattainable. It’s different when your crush could actually like you back. Like maxie and spinelli. What? What? You just — wait — okay, it’s obvious that spinelli has feelings for maxie, but the way that you just said that, that’s — no, no, I-I said nothing… you — …because I would never betray a friend’s confidence like that. Okey-dokey. Alright. Subject of maxie is closed. Now, my friend spinelli, however, I know that you would never just stand by and let him put his heart on the line if he didn’t have a chance. You would discourage him, however subtly, from risking their friendship. Right? Sounds like something I would do. My favorite part was when james told her his tongue was itchy. So, is there anything you feel the need to tell mr. Spinelli? Nope. Not a thing. You and michael went behind my back ’cause you thought I was weak? No. Sonny, you know better than anyone you can’t survive in this business alone. I’ve been surviving for 30 years! Plus, I had brick. You didn’t have brick! And the only one around you was nina, and I sure as hell wasn’t going to trust her. So you were helping me by lying to me? I-I was trying to protect you! Okay. We have not seen eye to eye about nina, right? Right, yes. And I accepted all that. But I never in my life would think that you would betray me like this. I was trying to help you. I was not trying to betray you. And if you can’t see that, then you’re further gone than I thought! Don’t try to justify it, because you can’T. Sonny? Sonny!


I should beat a hasty retreat before, uh, lucy accuses me of sabotaging girls’ night.

[ Chuckles ] Truth? I’m having way more fun hanging out with you. Well, that makes two of us. Anyone who sees maxie and spinelli together can tell that they’re a good match. But it’s hard when you’ve tried before, and you couldn’t make it work. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time, you know? Maybe somebody’s missing out on something great. And by somebody, I mean maxie and spinelli. Yeah. Of course.

[ Chuckles ] Obviously. Mm. You know, I kind of wish I knew you as a kid.

[ Chuckles ] No, you don’T. Yeah, I do. I told you. I was wild. I would’ve eaten you for breakfast. Is that so? Yeah. Wild. But lucky for you, I’m reformed now. Well, I don’t know how lucky that is. Uh, reformed’s good, but a little wild is — is good for everybody, too. Wild? Yeah. How wild? I don’t know. Why don’t we go upstairs and you can show me what you got?

[ Grunts ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] Are you okay? Are you? Yeah. Sonny would have killed me if you hadn’t shown up. I can’t believe you did. Home or the office, boss? Just — just keep driving. Michael: Dad, no matter who you’re with, you’ll always have a place in wiley and amelia’s lives. You know, I love those kids. And I hated being estranged all those months. It’ll never happen again. And I-I hope that you’ll — you’ll choose to — be a part of my life, too. Are you still cold? Starting to warm up. Hold on to what we thought we knew I’m holding onto you when I’m haunted and seeing your ghost fall asleep next to me I wanna be closer, I wanna be closer I wanna be closer to you I wanna be closer, I wanna be closer I wanna be closer to your love I wanna be closer, I wanna be closer I wanna be closer to you I wanna be closer, I wanna be closer I wanna be closer to your love ooh happy anniversary, baby. Happy valentine’s day. Happy everything.

[ Laughs ] I have… wanted to do that for so long. Mm-hmm, me, too. Was it worth the wait? Mm-hmm. When I think about… everything that we had to overcome to get here, all the challenges, the heartbreaks… and look at us. We’re still stronger than ever. It tells me that we’re built to last and that together, we can get through anything. Anything.

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Poppy: Tell me what happened, luna.

Luna: I don’t know.

Poppy: Okay, but you said you woke up in bed with zende.

Luna: Yes, but I thought it was rj. I saw his face, mom. I thought I was in bed with him, but it was zende. I slept with zende.

Poppy: Oh, honey, I am so sorry.

Luna: Something’s not right, mom. Something was seriously wrong with me last night, and I don’t know what it is, but I need you to help me, please.

Brooke: Honey, I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about.

Rj: Probably not. It’s just it seemed like luna was a little down when she was on the phone.

Brooke: Well, at least you got to talk to her after trying to reach her all morning.

Rj: Yeah, but that’s– that’s the thing. Luna, she’s never without her phone. She always has it on her, ready to pick up.

Brooke: She probably just needed to sleep in.

Rj: It sounds like it was more than that. I don’t know, but if you’re right, you know, and– and she’s just not feeling well, then, you know, I wanna be there for her, to help her and take care of her.

Brooke: Well, it’s nice that you offered, you know, she knows that you care. But luna’s not alone here in los angeles. She does have her mom to look out for her.

Luna: I thought that I was with rj, zende. I saw his face. How could I make that up?

Eric: Zende? What’s wrong?

Eric: I was getting some fresh air outside in the courtyard. I thought I’d stop in and say hi.

Zende: I’m glad you did. Congratulations again to you and donna.

Eric: Thank you. Yeah, your, uh, your granddad is a married man again. I’m officially off the market.

Zende: I feel bad for the ladies of beverly hills. They will be bummed to hear it.

Eric: It was great last night. It was so much fun surprising everyone. And surprising donna, especially. I mean, the whole evening was a great, great treat.

Zende: Yeah, we are all really excited for you. Truly.

Eric: You okay this morning? I mean, you seem a little down this morning. You okay?

Zende: Yeah, I, um, I just got a little bit of a stomach ache. That’s– that’s all.

Eric: So, you’re feeling the effects of last night, are you?

Brooke: Did anything happen with you and luna last night?

Rj: No. Nothing. I mean, she was excited to be at granddad’S. She was really honored to be included. She was having a good time at the party. Um, and then after a few hours, she got tired and she wanted to go home. She went home early. I don’t know. It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time.

Brooke: So, you didn’t argue or…

Rj: No. Nothing. Nothing at all. I– I don’t remember her being upset ever.

Brooke: Oh, honey. I’m sure she just wasn’t feeling well. And if that’s the case, she has her mother to take care of her. And a mother’s love is always the best medicine.

Luna: How could i have done that? This isn’t me.

Poppy: No, it’s not.

Luna: This isn’t who I am. I love rj. I would never cheat on him. Never. But I did. I cheated on the most wonderful guy. I mean, why would I even do that? How could I do that?

Poppy: I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I hope you can forgive me.

Luna: Mom, what are you talking about? What are you saying? Open your eyes bigger.

Eric: You had a good time last night, didn’t you?

Zende: At the party? Yeah, yeah, it was cool.

Eric: Good. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.

Zende: Yeah, you really pulled it together at the last minute there. An engagement and a wedding on the same night. Pretty badass.

Eric: Badass. That’s nice. I’m not called that very often. I think I like it. I had a lot of help pulling it off, though. Really.

Zende: Yeah, I don’t know how you manage it all. And you’re still recovering from a serious illness.

Eric: I feel pretty energized these days. Being married to a younger woman can really do that for a man, you know? I couldn’t wait to marry donna.

Zende: After all you’ve been through, I bet.

Eric: Look, when you know, you know, right? Why put it off?

Zende: I’m happy for you, granddad.

Eric: You know, zende, there’s a cure for what you’re feeling, right now?

Zende: What?

Eric: Yeah, um you know, a lot of water and– and some aspirin, some vitamin b, maybe a little hair of the dog, some people say.

Zende: I’m not hungover.

Eric: Are you sure? You’re not just feeling the effects of the evening? It’s nothing to be ashamed of, zende. It was a really fun evening. Everybody was drinking a lot of champagne, having a lot of fun. Everyone, everyone was. I’m just– I’m just glad there were no, you know, big slip-ups for the evening. It was a really unexpected night, wasn’t it?

Zende: Totally unexpected. So that’s– that’s what love can do, you know?

Zende: Love?

Eric: Yeah, love.

Rj: Is it pathetic that I already miss luna?

Brooke: No, honey. I think it’s sweet.

Rj: It’s just that I’m just so used to seeing her every morning. It’s just, it feels like weird to me that she’s not here, you know? And– and it’s very unlike her not to text me when she first wakes up, you know? And then, when I do call her and she does pick up this morning, there’s this tone in her voice that was just like, you know, like I’ve never heard that tone in her voice before.

Brooke: It can’t be something too horrible. I mean, what’s the worst it could be?

Rj: I don’t know. Maybe she’s mad at me?

Brooke: I highly doubt it. And if she is, I’m sure the two of you could talk through it, right?

Rj: Yeah, I guess. I mean, we’ve had a pretty solid track record so far. We’ve– I don’t think we’ve had a single disagreement since we first met each other at granddad’S.

Brooke: I just can’t believe that you two met in the forrester mansion the same way your father and I met. It’s crazy. I look back at that time and I remember it fondly. Your father and I have had our ups and downs, but we will always have that intense connection. And now you and luna are together. I just hope your road will be much smoother.

Poppy: I am so sorry, baby. And I hope you can forgive me.

Luna: Mom, you’re making no sense. This isn’t about you. You weren’t there at zende’s last night.

Poppy: I know, but it was my fault.

Luna: How? If you’re– if you’re gonna try and blame this on my upbringing, you have nothing to feel guilty about.

Poppy: No, no, it’s not about–

Luna: Then what is it? I’m the one that slept with zende. How is this possibly your fault?

Poppy: It was a mistake, and I am so sorry.

Luna: Would you stop? What do you have to feel sorry about?

Poppy: I think I know what happened to you last night. I would’ve called yesterday.

Eric: I was actually surprised you didn’t bring anybody with you last night.

Zende: Well, in all fairness, you hardly gave me a heads up.

Eric: I guess I didn’t, did I? I’m sorry about that. I just want to assure you, you’re welcome to bring anyone with you anytime you come to the forrester– you know that.

Zende: Yeah, yeah, no. I just wanted to focus on you being with the family.

Eric: I understand that. Sometimes, it’s easier not to worry about if someone’s being entertained or not, or if they’re just happy just being with you, you know. Although, who wouldn’t have had a good time last night? It was definitely an evening to remember.

Zende: Definitely.

Eric: And you’re out there though, aren’t you? I mean, look at you. You’re this incredibly eligible young man, right? You’re handsome, you’re accomplished. You’re a forrester, for god’s sake. Any woman would be lucky to be on your arm.

Zende: I appreciate that, granddad.

Eric: You’re ready, aren’t you? I mean, you’re ready to find that someone special, aren’t you?

Zende: Yeah. Yeah, I am.

Eric: You already found her?

Rj: Yeah, I mean, I guess we were bound to get on each other’s nerves at some point.

Brooke: Happens every once in a while.

Rj: Yeah, I just can’t imagine it with luna though. I’m such a huge fan of everything she does. Except, you know what, there is one point of contention between us, and that’s the air. She likes it freezing cold for some reason.

Brooke: Oh, my gosh, that could be a problem.

Rj: I don’t know. Honestly, now that I think about it, I mean, we’re just kind of like the most annoyingly compatible pair ever.

Brooke: That’s good. You’re a perfect match. I mean, there’s always setbacks and every relationship has its challenges.

Rj: Yeah. You and dad have been through some really tough times.

Brooke: But it’s only made us stronger.

Rj: Yeah, and– and that’s good and all, but honestly, I would like to avoid all of the drama with luna if I could.

Luna: You know what happened to me last night?

Poppy: Tell me again what you were feeling.

Luna: Mom, please.

Poppy: Please, luna, just go over it again. Tell me what you were feeling.

Luna: Um, I was having fun at the party and then suddenly, I got like really tired, so I told rj that I was gonna head home, and he offered to drive me, but I insisted that I’m fine, and I’d just order a car like I usually do. Then, I was walking outside and I saw water bottles in one of the guest houses. For some reason, I was like unbelievably thirsty. So, I went in the room and grabbed some water. I don’t know, I must have laid down and fallen asleep. I– I seriously remember looking up and seeing rj. Like, he looked so sweet and gorgeous. I don’t understand how I saw him instead of zende. It’s almost like, I don’t know, like I was hallucinating or something. It makes no sense.

Poppy: But you said you had some champagne.

Luna: Yeah, like a little. Like, I don’t know, one or two glasses.

Poppy: And not much to eat.

Luna: Barely. But that’s not it. That doesn’t explain anything. I don’t understand. Why did this happen, mom? Why? A mystery!

Eric: Don’t be discouraged, you know. She’s out there. That girl’s out there for you right now.

Zende: I believe that.

Eric: I’ve been very lucky in my life to have… I’ve had some wonderful women to share my life with. The amazing stephanie, you know. And now– and now this beautiful young wife, donna. It feels kind of really fun for me to say that again. My wife.

Zende: Marriage really suits you, granddad. I haven’t seen you smile this much in a long time.

Eric: That’s right. I mean, look at this. I have this career. I have– I have everything I need in this life. And then, to have this wonderful, wonderful, beautiful, lovely wife. It’s just icing on the cake.

Zende: I bet.

Eric: You’ll find her, zende, you will. And when you do, I know you. You’ll treat her with– with love and kindness and respect. Because that’s who you are. You’ll make her very happy.

Rj: I know I make luna happy, mom. I just want to protect her from all the drama.

Brooke: Our family? Drama?

Rj: Yeah. It’s shocking. It’s like we attract it. Like it’s in our blood. It’s really fun.

Brooke: Well, you are half logan and half forrester.

Rj: Yes, correct. I come from two lines of constant public scandal. It’s great. I would just– I would just like to personally, I’d just like to tone it down a little bit. That’s all.

Brooke: Okay, okay. I can understand you wanting to avoid the turmoil that your father and I have lived through, but I don’t think you and luna are gonna make the same mistakes.

Rj: I just– I’ve never had a connection with a woman like this before. Ever. I mean, I– I just trust her. Completely.

Brooke: I am so happy for you, sweetheart. I really am.

Luna: It was rj’s face, mom. I swear, I saw his face. He was there. And I thought that he was the one that was in bed with me and that’s why I did what I did. I mean, only with rj. He’s the guy that I love.

Poppy: I know, baby.

Luna: I mean, how could i do this? I– there’s no explanation. It– it doesn’t make any sense. No one at the forrester estate would drug me. That’s– that’s impossible. They would never do anything to hurt me, so… so what could it be?

Poppy: Do you remember earlier when you said you had some mints?

Luna: Yeah, I always do.

Poppy: Oh, my god! No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Luna: What– what are you freaking out about?

Poppy: I messed up so bad, sweetie, and I’m so sorry.

Luna: For what?

Poppy: These are my mints. And I couldn’t find them.

Luna: Mom, I don’t care about your stupid mints. What does this have to do with me?

Poppy: Everything. You know how I get anxious sometimes? And some people, they have a glass of wine, to unwind, or a cocktail, but I don’t drink. So, I found something that works for me. And– and I thought they were harmless. Until now, until this very moment. Somehow, you accidentally got my mints. They’re not regular mints, sweetheart.

Luna: What?

Poppy: It’s my fault. It’s all my fault. I am so sorry. I am so incredibly sorry.

Luna: Mom, what are you saying right now? What are you telling me? That me waking up in zende’s bed this morning was because of you and your mints? Oh, my god! Oh, my god! I got drugged by my own mother?

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Oh Oh, what in God’s name? Whoa.

Sorry my hands are full, but wait until you see what I got. All your favorites. Favorite what? Oh, favorite everything. We are about to have a mother daughter night that you will never forget. Uh, Chanel, darling, uh, um, you know, my surgery’s in the morning. I’m not really in the mood for Okay, well, we are just gonna have to get you in the mood.

I’ve got your favorite nail polish for your manicure a la Chanel. I got a puzzle, 500 pieces, because I know how much you hate a thousand. Yeah, we be up all night with this. I got this deck of cards. And all your junk food faves. Let’s see, we got crinkled chips, them cheap ass cupcakes that you love, and those hard caramel candy thingies.

Chanel, I can’t eat anything after midnight tonight because of the anesthesia. Okay, well, we still have a few hours left until midnight. So, we better chow down before the clock strikes 12. And, uh Let’s see if that doesn’t cheer you up. I know this will.

It’s girls night. Hey. Oh, oh, let me help you with that. Oh, Yeah. So, you’ve been busy. Yeah, well, the downside to this morning’s bust is endless paperwork of an officer involved shooting. Yeah. How’s Goldman doing? Oh, she’s okay. I sent her home after her mandatory meeting with the department shrink. Yeah, she’s gonna have a lot to work through.

Yeah, that’s for sure. I know. I’ve been there. But you know, she’s a tough cookie, and she’s gonna get through it. And on a more positive note, we got a lot of product off the street today. And we’re a major thorn in Clyde’s side. So all in all, it’s a good day. Yeah. Oh, no. No! Lucas! Are you all right? Lucas! I don’t know.

I don’t know. Yeah. Fire! Fire! Oh my god! Oh my god.

Oh, hey there. Nice to see you fully dressed. Uh, you might want to lower your voice. Huh? Sorry. And look, uh, you’re gonna forget about What you saw, right? I wish I could. The image is kind of seared into my brain. Okay, Tripp. Remember what we talked about? Uh, respecting each other’s boundaries. Mm hmm. Mm hmm.

Yeah, okay, good. And, uh, out of that respect, the two of you, are never gonna talk about that joke about that moment ever again. Got it? Mm hmm. All right. I’m gonna grab some fresh air. So

How about that Super Bowl? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, God. Oh, God.

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

Chanel, I appreciate this. I really do, but are you really up for a night of fun and games? You’re supposed to be getting married tomorrow. Hey, hey, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You taught me that. Yeah, but those lemons come from my tree. This is all my fault. Okay, would you please stop saying that?

Stop making yourself the big bad witch here, okay? No more guilt and no more negative feelings. We got junk food to eat and not a lot of time left in which to eat it. We got puzzles to make, movies to watch, oh, and pizza’s on the way. Chicago style. Of course it’s Chicago style. What do you think this is, my first rodeo?

Alright, so let’s uh, start the puzzle and the movie. Ugh, what are my choices? Uh, we’ve got Bad Boys 2, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Get Out. Oh, I’m watching Get Out before my surgery. Uh, I’ll be worried that they’ll be trying to transplant somebody’s brains into my head while I’m passed out on the table.

No, thank you. And I think, uh, well, Stella can help me get my groove back when I’m recovering. So let’s go with bad boys, you know, and use the laughs. All right, you got it. Hello? Yes, I’ll accept the call. It’s Lonnie.

Alright, so county coroner’s office took custody of the deceased at 9. 30. Next of kin were notified at 11. 20. Coroner’s office is starting an official investigation into his cause of death. Okay. When’s the autopsy? Well, considering the circumstances, our drug dealing buddy was moved to the front of the line.

So it was actually performed this afternoon. We should have the results tomorrow. Good. That’ll confirm that he fired his weapon. Mm hmm. As well as, um, wound trajectory, and, um, if he has any opiates in his system. Right. Hmm. So does, does this count as a, our dinner date? Well, considering I don’t see any end to this paperwork, I’m gonna go with yes.

Well, I’ll take what I can get. You’re the best. What about Harris? I still don’t have his report yet. Zero? No, no, no, no, no. Oh no, no.

Oh god. Oh god. Oh god. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,

hey. Hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on. look, tripped. It’s nobody’s business, okay? So please, don’t say a word to anybody about what you saw at your place. Look, who am I gonna tell? Right? And you heard what my mom said. I promised her that we would respect her boundaries from now on. Mom? Tripp, Tripp, get to the loading dock right now.

Harris has been shot. Okay, are you okay? Mom, are you okay? No, I’m fine. Were you hit? No, I’m fine. Look. Nothing. Oh. Hey, hey, it’s me, okay? Alright, you two okay? I was outside. I heard a shot. Yeah, we’re okay. There was someone there and they had a gun. I shot him. I don’t know if I hit him. But you’re both okay?

Yes. Yeah, we’re fine. Alright, stay here, okay? Stay here. Lock the door. Get down on the floor, both of you, and stay away from those windows. Right? Got that? We need the kids to get out safe. I got, I got, I’ll call, I’ll call 9 1 1. Where’s the extinguisher? Yes, yes, of course, I will make sure

to text Eli updates as soon as I get them. Okay, now, now quick, say, uh, say goodbye to Mama before your time runs out. Okay, love you. Oh, yes, oh, thank you for calling, sweetheart. You mean so much to me. Love you too. I appreciate the prayers, baby. Bye. Bye now.

So good to hear Lonnie’s voice. Just what I needed. Yeah, I know. I wish she could be here with us for girls night. Me too. Me too. My Lord will let her release come soon. Oh, maybe she’ll be back in Salem in time for your new wedding day. Yeah, maybe. Okay. Well, well, let’s, let’s start the puzzle and end the movie.

And where you hiding those cheap ass cupcakes? It’s all right Sweethearts. We’re safe now. You’re safe here. Where is Chad? He’s still in the house. Daddy,

Julie? No. No. Okay.

It’s me. Open up.

All right, I cleared the scene, the pub’s secure, the shooter’s gone. Did either of you get a good look at him? I didn’t see anything, it was too dark. They were dressed in black, I just saw the gun. Well, it’s a good thing you acted fast, Kate. You scared him off. Not only that, but you saved my life.

What happened? I don’t know. I don’t know. I just found him lying here bleeding. Did you call 911? No, no. I called you. Wendy, call 911. Tell them we have an officer down behind the bistro. We need paramedics.

Oh my god. Hey, give me something that can ease this officer’s bleeding. Like what? Anything. Towels, cloths, whatever you have. Yes, yes, there’s napkins. There’s napkins right inside the door in the laundry service bag. Just rip it open. Step and go! Harris, Harris, can you hear me? Damn, I need scissors. Feels like a single bullet wound to the chest.

One to the left arm. Significant bleeding. We need paramedics. We have a police officer down at the loading docks behind the bistro. Tell him it’s a gunshot wound to the chest and one to the left arm. 10 999. Gunshot wound to the chest and left arm. I just want to get out of here. I just want to die.

Airway’s clear. Shallow breathing. Possible case of pneumothorax. I need an inclusive bandage. Do you have a first aid kit? In the kitchen. I’ll go get it. Oh god, this wasn’t supposed to happen. What do you mean by that? Nothing. I will protect you. Because I love you. And I think maybe you already knew, but

I love you, Ava.

Well, you better learn how to stop. I mean it. You better get over that. Okay,

you don’t have to stop.

Will you trust me? Please? Yes. Doesn’t matter now, just Don’t die. Oh God, Harris, please, please don’t die. Don’t die.

I am stuck to the gills. Me too. Want me to paint your nails now? Will I have to sit up? A little. Then no. Don’t look.

Hey boo. Yeah, it’s going well. No, you cannot come over. I told you that this is girl’s night. Bad boys too. You were right. Thank you for getting the DVDs. Yeah. Okay. I love you too, Johnny. I’ll tell her. See you tomorrow.

Uh, Johnny sends his love and he wishes you the best for tomorrow’s surgery. Mmm, I take all the good juju I can get. He’s out shopping and he wanted to stop by but I told him that this is our night. Shopping? I bet he’s getting a Valentine’s Day surprise for you. Well, he is pretty, pretty good with surprises.

Good going, Katie. All that practice at the gun range paid off. Yeah, that shooter was definitely after me. Yeah, we need to tell Harris about this. You mean the guy who told Lucas he was going to be just fine? Because, you know, if you hadn’t snuck down to the kitchen to regrade the kitchen, and if I hadn’t thought I heard it in Tudor and went down after you, who I know.

Katie, look. Lucas is right here. He is fine. He is just fine. Okay? He’s still here, so Come on, come on. Steven, you have to see him. Oh my God! It’s Harris! What’s his condition? He’s in a critical condition. Approximately 50 year old male, unknown town time, gunshot wound to the chest and left arm, no apparent exit wound to the chest.

Uh, not moving, intermittent gasping, needs fluids. Okay, get this area coordinated off, then start canvassing. See if any of the surrounding businesses caught anything on camera.

What the hell happened? I don’t know. I just, I, I, I came out here and I found him lying in blood.

Hernandez. Oh my God. Yeah. There’s been another shooting. At the Brady Pub. I need you to go over there. Now.

Okay, Mama. So, do you have any nines? Go fish.

You always were a shark at this game. Oh, it was your favorite. Well, thank you for indulging me. It makes me very happy. You know what makes me happy? You and Johnny together. Yeah, um, I am a very lucky girl. Well, I may be a little bit biased, but I think he’s the lucky one. But who cares who’s lucky? It’s just so wonderful that you found your true love.

Yeah. Yeah, it is. You know, I don’t think I ever asked you, but uh, what is it about Johnny that makes him Oh my gosh, let’s see, where do I start? Well, he He makes me feel safe, and also empowered, and he really just accepts me and respects me for who I am, and he’s also fun, and he makes me laugh, and he’s so creative, and, and curious, and I, I just, I love how honest he is, and he’s strong, but he can also be vulnerable, and, I don’t know, he’s, he’s really just the whole package.

Oh, and here I thought you were just gonna say he’s a great kisser. Well, we do have some really great chemistry, but it’s really so much more than that. Oh! It’s Grand Central Station in here tonight. Hello? Oh, oh my God. When, when did this happen? Is he alive? But who is it? Um, yeah. Keep me posted. You understand?

Detective Harris Michaels was shot tonight by an unknown assailant. Is he okay? Well, they don’t know yet. They just found him. He’s being treated on the scene. Oh, where is he? Over by the loading docks behind the bistro. I should go to the hospital. No, no, absolutely not. Okay, you are supposed to be preparing for your surgery.

Surgery tomorrow. You let the deputy mayor, who’s supposed to be filling in for you, cover that. Let him handle it. I know, I know, yeah, but I need to get over there, because I am. The only thing we can do for him right now is pray, okay? And we can do that right here.

Oh, Lord, where are they? I have to go find them. No, Thomas, no. That’s too dangerous. You just, please, stay here. Oh, he’s good. Oh, oh, oh. Are you okay? Oh, thank God. Are you okay? Thank God. Oh, oh, oh. Are you okay? It’s okay. It’s okay. Come on, Harris, pick up. Damn it. Voicemail. I’d get my hands on that guy, I swear.

Somebody broke in, they were armed, Kate shot at them, they took off. What did he look like? I mean, I really couldn’t tell, I couldn’t see much. They were dressed in black. Okay, where did this happen? Right here. In Harris room? I need to get in there. No! You can’t do that. Why not? Well, it’s just a matter of privacy.

Jade, I can’t let you in my tenant’s room. Okay, look. A crime went down here tonight. And as a former police officer, you know just as well as I do that I need to investigate in order to do my job.

It’s you. This is your safe house? Yeah. Yeah, I’ve been here the whole time. I live right down the hall and I had no idea. We need to get in touch with Michael to let him know what happened. That won’t be possible. Uh, Harris was shot tonight. What? And we don’t even know yet if he’s going to make it.

Pulse is 30. Harris, can you hear me? Harris?

We don’t know what happened. We were just all, we were all in sight. Harris? Harris? Harris, I need you to wake up now, okay? You didn’t hear anything. Harris? Time chops. I need you Nothing. Come on, now. I just, uh, I came out, I needed a break, and I needed some fresh air, and I just looked I looked over, and there he was.

He was just He was just, he was just He was lying there, bleeding.

Then he, he looked at me for a minute and then he just closed his eyes. I don’t have a pulse. He’s unresponsive. Get the defib ready.

Oh, God. That poor man. Clayton’s life. Oh, what, what’s wrong with this world? Yeah, was he shot in the line of duty? We don’t know yet. Oh, it just goes to show you never know when your number might be up. Chanel, Chanel, honey, we need to talk. Oh, mommy, no. Yes, yes. Now, you listen to me. Now, if anything should happen to me during my surgery tomorrow, now, there’s the key to the safe deposit box.

I know where it is. In the bottom of the jewelry box in the secret compartment. I said I know where it is. Well, I’m just reminding you of it, okay? Okay, now everything that you need is right in there. No, everything I need is right here. You don’t have to shout. Yes, I do! Because I’m trying to get through to you, Mama, because I need you to understand that you are my mother, and I love you, and I need you.

So don’t you dare talk about leaving this planet anytime soon, because I will not put up with it. Do you hear me? Oh. Alright. Baby, I’m Alright, I’m You have officially gotten through to me. Okay? I’m sorry, I’m, I’m so sorry. Yeah, you should be. Oh, well, uh, okay, how about this? I promise I will not leave this planet for a very long, long time.

And, in fact, I’m gonna go in there tomorrow and kick Kansas ass so hard they won’t even know what hit it. That’s more like it.

Oh God, how I love you. Dammit, Harris was shot? What happened? Last I know is that Trip was working on him at the scene. He was shot on the loading dock at the bistro. Well, who shot him? Did you have him in custody? Look, we don’t know that yet. Okay, I’m sorry. But what happened here tonight? I was in the room with Lucas.

I had just said goodnight. I turned off the light. I searched the door and I saw the door handle move. The door opened. I saw a gun and I fired. Okay, how many shots? Did you hit the shooter? I don’t know. They just took off. Okay, uh, we’ll get forensics in here and see what they can find. Oh, wait a minute. No one could know I’m here.

Look, I’m, I’m moving to my room. Okay? No. No need. I’m taking the higher part. Yeah, that’s a good idea. No, okay, how about we do this, okay? I’ll get the unis downstairs, gather them up for a briefing, and make sure you’re alone up here. Okay? And, um, then we’ll, we’ll, we’ll make the move. Got it? Yeah, yeah, I got it.

Alright, great. Um, I’m gonna have a police, a strong police presence here until we can figure out what we’re gonna do next. Are

all your family members accounted for? Yes, we’re all here. Yeah. What about pets? Cats or dogs? No, no, there are no pets. Please! Can you save the house? We’re doing our best, ma’am. We’re going to get you transported to the hospital soon, to make sure everyone’s A OK. It’s our family home! For, for, for generations!

All of our histories! All of our histories!

Check pulse. No pulse. I don’t have a pulse. Oh god, no, no. Charging. Stop CPR. Clear? Defib. Shocking. Shocked. Continuing compressions. Come on, Harris. Come on. Come on!

Okay, you should, uh, get to bed now, Mama. Get some rest. Mm mm. Not yet. I gotta clean up this mess first. Uh uh. Would you please just stop? Let me do the cleaning and you go get some sleep. Well, honey, I don’t think I’ll be able to tonight. Um, you know, but, uh, I’m feeling much more positive than before. You know, thanks to my wonderful daughter.

That, um You know, and I know I’m gonna date myself with this expression. I’m, I’m still wound up like a cheap clown. Okay, well, I don’t really know what that means, but I do have an idea of how you could wind down. Okay, let’s hear it. Okay, so I was thinking that maybe I could crawl into your bed and lay with you like I did when I was little.

Hmm. Oh, you know, and you probably take up less in the bed now than you did then. I swear you end up sleeping sideways with a foot in my face. I’ll be teetering on the bed trying to hang on. Well, so, is that a yes? Well, you know what, I’d like that very much. Cuddling up with my baby tonight just like we used to.

You’re not going to make me, you’re not going to make me do those little shadow finger things on the wall, are you? Maybe. Well, I guess I better get my flashlight. Oh, you know what, Mom? I just want to say that I’m really proud that you’re my mom. Oh, and I just want to say you are my darling daughter. So, so sweet, so kind, so loving, so perfect in every way.

You make me determined. And just like I said before, but it damn well bears worth repeating. I plan on sticking around this planet for ages. Long, long time.

Oh, thank God he’s breathing. Thank God. How the hell did this happen? I’m sure Sal’s gonna find out. I’m gonna lie with him. He’s lost a lot of blood. Kayla, it’s bad.

This is all Clyde West and you know that, right? It sure looks like it. How did he find him? Noah one knew that Lucas was here. Somebody did. We’ll find him a new safe house. It’s not going to make any difference. As long as Clyde Weston is out there as long as he’s still alive, I’m never going to be safe from that.

Oh, I’m so sorry, my darling. I know. But the important thing is that we’re all safe. I guess. I know. I’m watching half my life go up in flames. You know what? We’re gonna, we’re gonna get you all new stuff, okay, buddy? I promise. But for right now, we have to count our blessings and just thank God that we’re all okay.

I know. And I did already. Thank God I mean. Yeah, that’s good. Daddy’s photos and pictures of mommy.

Hello? Maybe next time you’ll listen.

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Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: How are you? I got your message. You seemed a little upset.

Chelsea: I just got off the phone with the teachers at connor’s school. They were giving me details about what’s been going on with him.

Billy: Okay. What’d they say?

Chelsea: The news was much worse than I thought.

Victor: Okay, my sweet baby. This will do you good, okay?

Nikki: Thank you.

Victor: There we go. There we go.

Victoria: Oh, good, you’re both here. Um, I wanted to drop by and… mom, are you okay?

Victor: She’s okay. She’s just a little bit under the weather, okay?

Nikki: Actually, things are not okay. They’re bad. Very bad. I had my worst stumble yet, and this one really scared me.

Audra: She’s home? Who, tucker? Ashley? Oh, my god. You just can’t let go of her, can you? You are obsessed. No matter what you say, she’s got you completely spellbound. You know, in all of your talk about trust, all your meant-to-be and I choose you, and you have the nerve to pull this.

Ashley: What’s going on? Why do we have to wait for traci to have a family discussion? Just tell me. How insulting is this, that you look at each other like that? Is this an intervention? It’s starting to feel like an intervention.

Jack: You are jumping to conclusions, blowing this way out of proportion.

Ashley: Is that what I’m doing? Really? Well, obviously, you’re concerned about me. Okay, so what did traci tell you about paris? That tucker bribed the waiter? I told you that.

Jack: No, there was more to it than that.

Ashley: And what was that, jack?

Jack: Traci spoke to the rest of the waitstaff at the cafe.

Ashley: Really? And they backed up my version of events?

Jack: No, none of them could recall tucker being physically violent. They remembered the altercation, but there was no verification of physical violence.

Ashley: Wow. Okay, so he– he obviously got to the entire restaurant staff. That bastard. He bought off the whole staff. I mean, to get them to lie for him, he is unbelievable.

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Ashley: Don’t tell me that you’re, um, buying tucker’s bs. I mean, have you forgotten who we’re talking about here? You, diane, more than anybody, understands what he’s capable of, right? Didn’t he blackmail you into trying to take over jabot? Blackmail, lies, deception. This is his M.O.

Traci: Ashley. Oh, I’m so glad to see you home safe. I’m sorry it took so long.

Jack: No, it’s all right. I already filled ashley in.

Traci: What?

Ashley: You questioned the rest of the restaurant staff without me? And then you came back here and you told everybody but me? Why? Why did you go behind my back like that?

Tucker: Audra, you’re misinterpreting this. Yes, I did want to know when ashley was back from paris, but not because of any obsession with her.

Audra: No? Then why? What difference does it make to you where she is if you want nothing more to do with her?

Tucker: Because if I know where she is–

Audra: You know, it’s– it’s one thing to not trust each other completely in business, but it is an absolute nonstarter for you to continue breaking your promises on a personal level. You’re supposed to be done with that woman.

Tucker: I am done with her. Completely. You are the one I want to be with, but–

Audra: Oh, yeah? Or am I actually just the one who’s available? Admit it, tucker. You know, all your romantic pleas to me were just because you can’t have the woman you actually want and your ego can’t stand it.

Tucker: Would you let– may I speak, please?

Audra: You know, I have kept my distance from you, tucker. Sex? Sure. You know, actual intimacy? No. Until now. I have broken every single one of my rules because I wanted to believe you meant what you said.

Tucker: Okay, would you let me speak now? There’s only one reason I want to know when she’s back from paris.

Audra: And that is?

Tucker: To avoid her. So we can avoid this. So that nothing interferes with my focus on you. I want to know where she is so I can do whatever I need to do to avoid running into her. Period.

Audra: Do you honestly expect me to believe that? You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if you want to know where she is because you just can’t wait to see her again.

Tucker: Yeah, but then you don’t know me at all. Because the truth is, I’ve had it with her. I’ve just– I’m sick to death of the constant arguments, the accusations, the insistence that I’m gaslighting her. I am crossing the street. I just– I don’t want her interfering. I don’t want her getting in the way of what you and I have.

Billy: Okay, so let me– let me hear it. What did they say about connor?

Chelsea: He’s struggling, billy. And I don’t know how to help him.

Billy: Struggling in what way?

Chelsea: In all of his classes. The teachers, they say that they’re observing him, but he’s having trouble focusing. He– he can’t pay attention to things. They think it’s maybe nerves or anxiety, and it’s seeping into his every day. They say it could be like a processing disorder or something, and that’s why he’s distracted in class.

Billy: But he’s never dealt with anything like that before?

Chelsea: No. He always got great grades, and none of the other schools ever reported anything like this. They said he’s not eating, and they said they don’t think he’s sleeping because he looks so tired. And um, and they also said he’s washing his hands all the time and using sanitizer.

Billy: What’s that all about? Like he doesn’t want to get sickand miss more time and fall further behind?

Chelsea: They don’t know. They just want me to talk to the on-campus therapist.

Billy: Okay. Look, I know how hard this is, okay? It always is with kids. Just take a deep breath. You’re gonna get him through this? What can I do to help get you through this?

Victoria: Stumbled? Mom, what happened?

[ Nikki sighing ]

Nikki: I had a terrible relapse.

Victoria: Because of jordan and what she did to you?

Nikki: I’m dealing with it. I just had a moment of fear and panic, and I made a bad mistake.

Victoria: How did this happen?

Victor: Apparently, it was the news of the fire at the correction facility. And the possibility that that jordan woman might have escaped.

Nikki: She has escaped. You knew about the incident at the prison?

Victoria: I did. But, mom, we only kept it from you because we were trying to protect you.

Nikki: So you two thought that you would just keep me in the dark? This woman has tried to kill me twice and you thought that I didn’t need to know she was on the loose?

Victoria: After everything that’s happened, we didn’t want to upset you anymore.

Victor: Sweetheart, I don’t want you to continue worrying about this. Even if she escaped, I’m going to make absolutely sure she’s not gonna come anywhere near this house.

Nikki: It’s too late. I’m telling you, she has escaped.

Victor: How do you know that? She could’ve– she could’ve died in the fire.

Nikki: No, she didn’T. I have proof that she is alive, and she is still very much out for revenge. No two bodies are the same.

Victoria: Proof?

Victor: Sweetheart, please answer us. Have you seen her or heard from her without telling me about it?

Nikki: I’ve been getting those phone calls again, and at first, when I would answer, nobody would be there. But this morning, I got another one with that same song playing.

Victor: Is it possible you imagined that call?

Nikki: No, victor. I have no doubt in my mind. I heard that music on my phone, just as I know it’s jordan who is behind it. I know I have given you reason to question my clarity, but you’re gonna have to believe me on this.

Victor: Sweetheart, if this is true, then now more than ever, you cannot allow her to push your buttons.

Victoria: Exactly, mom. You are stronger than she is. And if she is out there, jordan is weak and she’s desperate. She’s out of money. I mean, she’s a criminal with entire police departments after her. But you have us. You’re here. You’re safe with us. We love you.

Victor: Sweetheart, think about it. You have an advantage. You’re safe here. Certainly safer than you were while she trapped you in that room.

Victoria: That’s right. There is absolutely nothing that she can do to hurt you. She’s the vulnerable one, not you.

Nikki: Thank you for believing in me. I love you for it. But right now, I– I need to get some rest. I need to close my eyes and forget that this day ever happened. I’ll be stronger after I get some sleep. But first, I have a confession to make.

Chelsea: I know connor is at the right school to deal with whatever this is. And I just have to focus on staying positive and being proactive. Adam’s doing the same, actually.

Billy: That’s great. I think it’s important that you and adam are on the same page.

Chelsea: Absolutely. Our main focus will always be our son. I think this is just the aftermath for connor of everything he had to deal with last year.

Billy: Right.

Chelsea: My trauma, finding out johnny was his half-brother. I mean, that is so much for a little kid.

Billy: Moving to a new city, starting a new school. That’s a huge transitional year for you.

Chelsea: And, you know, adam and I, of course, want to run straight to the school, but they told us to wait. They think it’ll freak out connor and give him more to stress about.

Billy: I think that’s a good call.

Chelsea: And in the meantime, I called my therapist and she was very helpful.

Billy: Wow. Look at you, on top of it all, cool, calm, and collected.

Chelsea: I don’t think a year ago this time, I could have been. Actually, I know a year ago this time, I couldn’t have been.

Billy: A year ago, you were in a different place. Look at you now.

Chelsea: Wow. A lot of that is thanks to you. You changed my life.

Billy: You changed my life. For the better. Across the board.

Chelsea: Oh. Well, enough about me.

Billy: There you go.

Chelsea: Enough about me. I want to hear about you. What is going on in that head of yours?

Billy: Ooh. Hm… you really want to go there? I don’t know if you, uh, if you can handle that.

Chelsea: Oh, I can handle it. Tell me everything.

Traci: Believe me, I didn’t want to keep this from you any longer than I had to. I honestly thought it would be better for you to be here, surrounded by family when you heard what I learned.

Ashley: Why? Why did you think that I’m so fragile that I’m not going to be able to handle this?

Traci: We all need each other. There is nothing weak in that. Besides, I wanted you as far away from that place as possible. It’s why I tried to talk you into coming home with me right away. Ashley, I thought the family family could discuss the ramifications of all this.

Ashley: Okay, the only ramifications here is that it proves the lengths that tucker will go to to make me think that I’m imagining things. I mean, clearly, he has taken gaslighting to a completely different level. Who does that? Would you please stop looking at each other like that? Just stop it! You’re trying to make me think I’m wrong! I’m not wrong! He’s gaslighting me, but clearly he’s gotten to you. You guys know what he’s capable of! Why are you doubting me? Skin-carving next level hydration?

Ashley: Okay. How hard woulde an entire restaurant staff? It wouldn’t be hard at all. Second nature for him. And easy money for them.

Jack: No one is doubting that it’s possible. I think what traci’s trying to say is that–

Ashley: I think traci can speak for herself.

Traci: I can. I offered them even more money. The entire bistro staff. I know. It’s awful and it’s outrageous. And for you, I did it anyway. I offered them twice as much as tucker had paid them, if they would just tell the truth. All they had to do was say that they had been bribed. And do you know what, ashley? Not one person took it. Because they refused to lie.

Ashley: Are you done? Because that’S… sorry, it’s just not that amazing. I mean, obviously, he paid them a lot of money.

Traci: Well, why would they take his money and not take mine? Tucker would never find out. What do they have to gain for lying for him?

Ashley: I don’t know, traci. He’s powerful. He threatened them. He’s rich. They caved. It happens.

Traci: All of those people, they were so believable. Not one of them was nervous or– or intimidated. You, on the other hand, had a flicker of doubt when we talked to that first waiter. When he said that there was no violence, you got this look on your face, like you were remembering something. Not the something that you have told us about.

Ashley: Oh, really? I got a flicker? Come on. I don’t doubt anything now and I didn’t doubt anything then. I can’t believe you’re taking tucker’s side. I can’t believe this is happening. I– I– I– I’m just being let down by my family in– in the most painful way.

Audra: You’re going to have to do a lot more than cross the street to avoid running into ashley in this town. You know, think about it. Neither of us has a kitchen in our suite, which means we eat out on a regular basis. So, unless you want to have room service for every meal, we are bound to run into your ex plenty.

Tucker: That’s a possibility.

Audra: No, definitely. You know, every day will be another reminder. And every time we run into ashley, I’ll see the love-hate written all over your face. And each time, I’ll trust you less and less. I’ll constantly be questioning where your true heart lies.

Tucker: You know what we should do? We should buy our own restaurant. Yeah, just get a private chef and one table. One lone, candle-lit table for two.

Audra: Yeah, a very practical solution. You know, I can see you’re taking this very seriously.

Tucker: Well, I am serious. You know I would do it happily. Just to make you happy. Anything and everything you want.

Audra: But I do, you know, I get it.

Tucker: What?

Audra: You know, I can see how you’d be sick of ashley’s constant accusations. To be quite honest, I’m sick of her too. Let’s not argue about ashley anymore, okay?

Tucker: Yes, please.

Audra: You know, but I can’t help wondering what she learned in paris. You know, from that tense run-in with her sister, it seems there’s no avoiding the truth anymore. You know, maybe that’ll shut down ashley for good now.

Billy: What’s going on in my head? Let’s see. Um, oh yeah, I had a very interesting, not interesting, typically abrasive encounter with tucker at the gcac.

Chelsea: Really? What was he so abrasive about this time?Bly: This guy, he’s– he’s– he’s incredible, you know? He– he feels like he has the right to ask about my sister’s whereabouts after everything that he’s done to her, after the way that he’s treated her. Took everything in me not to reach across the bar and deck him. You know, he’s like, “did it ever occur to you that ashley’s the one coming after me? You know, she went to paris to find dirt on– on me. I’m trying to, I don’t want to know where she is so she doesn’t come, so I can steer clear of her.” Something to that effect. And of course, I called him out on being a victim. “I’m not a victim. I’ve never been a victim. But I’m always prepared if someone tries to make me one.”

[ Chelsea laughing ] He did say something to me as he walked away, something that stuck with me.

Chelsea: Oh, what was that?

Billy: He accused me of being power-hungry. And he would actually enjoy watching me pull jabot into chancellor-winters.

Chelsea: Oh, well that’s crazy. I mean, you would never try something like that, right? Try to take over your family’s company from the outside?

Victor: What’s the confession you have to make?

Nikki: I bought a bottle of vodka. The pull was too great and I couldn’t resist.

Victoria: Mom, I hate that you’re going through that. It’s terrible. But it’s really good that you’re– you’re telling us.

Nikki: And then I heard somebody coming, so I hid it in here. But when I came back to look for it, it was gone.

Victor: Sweetheart, I had our staff make a sweep of the whole house, okay? I had them remove every bottle of booze.

Nikki: I understand why you did that, but I have to do this on my own. Getting rid of all the alcohol in the house is just a short-term solution. I need to do the work. I– I need to build the strength to resist it, but I’m not there yet.

Victoria: No one’s pushing you.

Victor: Sweetheart, you’ll be all right. I promise you.

Nikki: Thank you for understanding. And victor, thank you for understanding about jack. All right, good night.

Victoria: Good night, mom. Get some rest.

Nikki: Good night.

Victoria: What did she mean by that? Thanking you for understanding about jack?

Victor: Well, she asked jack abbott to be her sponsor. And although I don’t like the idea at all, I went along with it because your mother is obviously very fragile right now. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.

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Victoria: Jack is mom’s sponsor now?

Victor: I was worried about your mother, so I had my men follow her. They found her on the outskirts of town. At some dive.

Victoria: Oh, no. Was she there drinking alone?

Victor: Yeah. Meanwhile, jack abbott informed me that he had become your mother’s sponsor after that first guy, seth, fell off the wagon himself.

Victoria: So, mom asked jack to take over?

Victor: Yeah.

Victoria: So, he’s the one who told you about this, and not mom?

Victor: Yeah. He and I went out there to find her.

Victoria: Daddy, how bad was she?

Victor: Ah, she was passed out at a table.

Victoria: Oh, no.

[ Victoria sighing ] For her to go this far. In public, no less.

Victor: Yep. But don’t you worry about it. I made sure that the incident was kept quiet. But you know, the long and the short of it is that jack abbott allowed her to drink herself into oblivion.

Victoria: Daddy, it’s not fair to blame jack. I mean, did he even know where mom was when he called you?

Victor: What difference does that make? He covered for her anyway.

Victoria: Look, I know that. But look, if mom asked jack to keep his sponsorship quiet, he was just protecting her wishes, that’s all.

Victor: Sweetheart, the responsibility of a sponsor is to keep her from drinking.

Jack: Ashley, no one here is taking tucker’s side on this or anything else.

Ashley: It seems like you definitely are. And it’s so incredibly, incredibly painful to think that you would believe him over me.

Jack: That is simply not the case. Whatever happened in paris doesn’t matter. As long as whatever happened propelled you to end this marriage and walk away from tucker for good.

Traci: No, jack, I’m sorry, but I disagree. What happened in paris, the truth is the most important thing.

Jack: No, the most important thing is it opened ashley’s eyes.

Ashley: The most important thing is that I’m being betrayed by my family. Can’t you see that?

Traci: No, ashley, no. We love you. We just want to help you move on from this.

Ashley: Move on from what? From all these lies and– and betrayal that is coming at me from all sides? I came home with– I thought I was going to get your love and support, you know? And instead, I’m just being attacked with accusations and suspicions. Are you questioning my sanity? Is that what’s happening here? Oh, oh, my god.

Jack: Ash.

Traci: No, ashley, please don’t go. Wait just a minute.

Jack: Ash, wait.

Diane: Guys, just let her go and maybe calm down a little bit. The last thing we need is to make matters worse. That’s why I didn’t say anything. But now I’ve got to ask, what– what was the point of all that?

Billy: Going after jabot is out there thinking. Not even something that I would consider doing.

Chelsea: Then why did tucker’s comments stick with you so much?

Billy: Well, he made me think about my relationship with chancellor-winters.

Chelsea: How so?

Billy: My mother, jill abbott, brought me over there in the co-ceo position so I could represent her interest in the c-suite. In a company that she owns half of, yet she’s– she’s not in the corporate name.

Chelsea: So, what’s your point?

Billy: Again, going after jabot, that seems pointless. But I do believe that abbott should have more of a representation in the chancellor-winters corporate name.

Chelsea: So, what are you saying? You want to change the name?

Billy: Not change it. Add to it. I think part of the reason why my mother feels so isolated is because she’s not properly represented.

Chelsea: And you’re thinking…

Billy: I think, in all fairness, the company should be called abbott-winters. Who says you can’t go for bold

Chelsea: What about the chancellor name? I mean, that’s the company’s root. The core of it all, right? Not to mention it’s a lasting tribute to the grand dame, kay chancellor.

Billy: Yeah, no, you got a point there. What about, um, what about acw? Abbott, chancellor, winters.

Chelsea: Hm… can we get back to this brain of yours? I have a feeling this isn’t just about representing jill. This is about you too, isn’t it? You want to stake a claim on this company.

Victor: I mean, regardless of how I feel about jack abbott’s involvement, I didn’t argue with your mother, given her fragile state.

Victoria: So, you’ve accepted jack’s role in helping mom?

Victor: It’s what she wants.

Victoria: I think that that’s probably the right call to make.

Victor: Yeah. But I told him if there’s no significant progress, it’s over.

Victoria: What if she doesn’t improve? Do you think we ought to consider rehab?

Victor: I’ve thought about that. But, you know, given the possibility that jordan woman is out there, I’d rather have her here at home.

Victoria: Oh, yeah. I understand that. But speaking of jordan, has there been any news at all? I mean, do you think that it’s possible that she’s out there somewhere, plotting revenge? I mean, what if– what if she is the one making those calls to mom?

[ Victor sighing ]

Nikki: No. No! No!

[ Nikki panting ]

Diane: Listen, the issue isn’t what happened in paris. The most important thing is that ashley has finally broken free of tucker. That’s what matters most.

Jack: That’s what I was trying to impress on her.

Diane: Yes, but she wasou finally got to that, she couldn’t even hear it.

Traci: What are you trying to say, diane? That we are wrong to have tried to get to the truth with our sister?

Diane: No, that’s not what I was saying at all.

Traci: Oh, good. Because I have seen firsthand this is tearing her apart. And for whatever reason, she will not let it drop.

Jack: Look, tucker’s denial has clearly rattled her.

Traci: Jack, listen to me. I am so worried about her. I’m– I’m afraid that something else is going on. Her recollection of things, it’s confused, to say the least. That’s why I wanted us all together so that we could help her try to make some sense of this. So that she can go on with her life.

Diane: Yes, but it only made matters worse. Now, ashley is even more upset. You saw that. Look, I know the two of you are really worried about her, but what just happened was completely counterproductive.

Traci: Oh, diane.

Jack: We just– we just need to give ashley some time, some space. Just as diane suggested. And traci, you’re right. I don’t know if tucker is playing her and it’s getting to her or if she is truly confused about what actually happened to her. Either way, it is tearing her apart.

Traci: Yes, jack. And there is only one thing that is going to help ashley move forward and let all this go. That is for ashley to find out the truth, whatever that may be, so that tucker can’t use it against her anymore.

Tucker: Frankly, I don’t care what’s going on with ashley. My focus is now entirely on you.

Audra: Does that mean I now have your full attention?

Tucker: Every bit of it. I’m sorry, audra.

Audra: For what?

Tucker: How blind I’ve been. All this time I thought it was her, I thought it was ashley. What was good and true in my life. I just couldn’t see it. It was you. All this time. You’re my best friend. It’s you.

[ Banging on door ]

Ashley: Tucker! It’s ashley! Open the door!

[ Banging on door ] Damn it! Open the door!

Rsv is out there.

Billy: I really feel like I’m finding my groove. It’s been great, and you know, it’s nice to be back. And of course, there’s pressure, but it’s the good kind of pressure. It’s not like jabot where I feel like I have to constantly prove myself to jack. You know, I’m really building a future here, and I like it.

Chelsea: Great. Sounds like you made the right move then.

Billy: I think so. You know, most of my life, I’ve tried to protect my father’s legacy. The best thing about this is this is about my mother. She’s asked me to be her eyes and ears and protect her stake. What better way to do that than to put her name, her legacy, on the letterhead?

Chelsea: Hm… well, is that gonna fly with lily and devon? Granted, jill owns 50% of the company, but sharing the letterhead with a third name?

Billy: But that’s my point. My mother is committed to this company, and this is about protecting her legacy. It’s not about me, you know? This isn’t a power grab. It’s not about me seeing my name up in lights.

Chelsea: Absolutely. I mean, you have to admit, it is a little convenient, though. I mean, you do share the same name.

Billy: Well, yeah. She’s my mother. The more I think about this, the more I think it’s the right thing to do. She’s earned it. She deserves it.

Victor: Unfortunately, there’s no news about jordan’s whereabouts. Cheers.

Victoria: So, it could be her calling mom?

Victor: Yeah.

Victoria: You know, claire said something disturbing today.

Victor: What’s that?

Victoria: When we were discussing the fire, she said that jordan once said something about if things ever got chancy, that fire makes a wonderful distraction. Or something along those lines.

Victor: Oh, boy. Oh, boy, oh, boy. Well, I will soon know who perished in that fire and who survived.

Victoria: What if jordan’s not accounted for?

Victor: A nightmare. But I assure you that I will do everything in my power to make certain that she does not come near this house.

Jack: Nikki, where are you? You okay?

Nikki: Yeah, I’m home. I’m safe. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not angry at you for telling victor. I– I understand why you felt you had to do that.

Jack: I’m glad to hear that. He needed to know.

Nikki: This is the worst day I’ve had since this whole nightmare started. And I’m really worried that I’m not gonna be able to overcome it.

Jack: Hey, don’t talk like that. One step at a time, remember? And I’m your sponsor. Victor knows that. There’s no need to hide it.

Nikki: Yeah, that’s a relief.

Jack: I can come to the ranch any time you need me. Just call. Listen to me, you’re not gonna give up. I’m not going to let you. You are going to win this fight.

Nikki: I need help.

Jack: I know. And I’m here for you whenever you need me. Just call.

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well, he’s in better spirits today. Yeah. Me too. I, uh — I’m really glad that he was able to sleep through the night. Poor little baby has been shuttled between so many different homes, and he’s not even a year yet. You will give him all the love and stability he needs.

[ Knock on door ] Oh. I’ll get it. Here. Okay. There you go.

[Straining] Oh, my, goodness.

[ Laughs ]

[ Grunts ] Ahh. Hiya, baby sister, how are you? Marty! -I’m good. -There he is! There he is! Uncle marty! Apologies for coming over, uh, unannounced, you know. Oh. That’s okay. What brings you by? I-I’ve got some very important paperwork for you. It concerns your — your grandson. This is a nice surprise. May I join you? Uh, y-yeah. I suppose I can handle another cup of coffee before I start packing. Today is my last day living at the metro court. Oh, I hope you’re not moving back to the west coast. No. I’m moving in with finn. Yeah, it seemed like the thing to do, considering. Congratulations. Not only will you be living with your adorable granddaughter, but finn is a decent backgammon player. You won’t be bored.

[ Both laugh ] That is all the dough you’re gonna get out of me. -Mnh! -Ohh! Could you two guys be a little less conspicuous, please? You’re gonna frighten my customers. Sorry. Sonny just wants you to have extra security right now. Yeah, but you and frank? Both of you? I think that’s a little excessive, don’t you? Trina! Hey. Is everything okay? Oh. Yeah. Yeah. What are you doing here? Um, I’m just all cried out. I need a distraction. I know that you hired someone else, but — you can — you can come back here anytime. You know that. You know, I’m putting up a new show, and I would really love your input. Okay. Don’t worry, boss, I’ve got eyes on him. Good. Don’t let him out of your sight. You — you found something on dex? Yeah. You’re gonna want to hear this. Yes! You seem very excited and happy today. Oh, my god. I was so unsure about taking over the role as editor in chief, but since I saved the prinzer & golden account, I feel like I’m coming into my groove! I mean, we came up with the best ideas last night. I knew you could do it. You are gonna be the best editor crimson has ever seen. Okay. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, alright? I still have to get the first issue out. But from what I’ve seen, it’s gonna be great.

You’re great. Aww. Uh… what the hell?!


Hey, hey. Don’t worry. Wiley’s off to school. Amelia’s been fed. Actually, she drank from the sippy cup. I think she’s starting to get used to it. You did all that? Mm. Why didn’t you wake me up? I figured you could use an extra hour before work. Here you go. Wow. It is so nice when someone else makes the coffee. Yeah, you are so not a morning person. Guilty. I did not mean to pass out down here last night. Where did you sleep? On the chair. It’s not the first time. I used to — I used to sleep there when you were sick. You took such good care of me. Yeah, well, you paid me back by getting better. It was really nice having you here last night. Yeah. I liked it, too. -Are you crazy? -Tracy, are you okay? She’s a lunatic! I always knew she’d go off the deep end someday. Oh, goody. Floor show’s about to start!

[ Laughs ] That’s our cue to cut this date short, as pleasant as it has been. Date? I misspoke. I rarely associate omelets and toast with dates. But listen. Before we go… a colleague gifted to me two tickets to the port charles metropolitan ballet. Are you interested? I’m really not much into the ballet scene. Um, try alexis. Well, I confess. I asked alexis first. She’s booked. I’ll try not to be too insulted. I could have picked a more opportune time, I suppose. Gregory chase was in her office, still mad at me that I argued the malpractice suit against his son. The hell’s the matter with you? Oh, just be grateful. It could have been a lot worse. Because this — this friend of yours has systematically destroyed my life. Oh, please. I gave you an out. Thanks to my kind companion, I went to martin and I explained that I had been misleading him and that you, in fact, were true blue. Oh, gee! Thank you. Well, your change of heart came just a little too late. Too late for what? Oh! [ Laughs ] This is rich. Am I missing something? You did really sleep with scott baldwin.

[ Laughs ] I took the liberty of, uh, doing up the paperwork for your petition before I left. And the forms are all ready for you, baby sister. Whenever you make that decision, you just put down your john hancock.

[ Chuckles ] A petition for what? Well, to — to legally adopt ace. Who the hell is in charge here?! It’s not safe. You shouldn’t be here. This is my office! What the hell is going on?! I got this, aldo. I got this. Go on about your business. Thank you. I appreciate you. Nina. What the hell is happening? I am so very, very sorry. There was a flood a few floors above, and it leaked into the walls last night. The building notified all the employees on the floor to stay home today. You didn’t get that? Aurora has got a lease. You can’t come in here and rip out all of our offices. Well, check the lease because as owner of the metro court, I am allowed to address all safety and health matters. See, the construction team needs to get into the walls to repair the damage, and, more importantly, they needed to dry up the water to prevent the mold from spreading. And, obviously, some of the fiber-optic cables needed to be temporarily replaced. So the internet on the floor is down. But not to worry — because this isn’t a long-term project. The crew should be out of here in three days or so. And the deadline for my first issue is tomorrow. But then again, you knew that, didn’t you? You remember I did an in-depth background check on dex last year — came back clean. But now it seems dex came into a huge windfall — twice in the last year from some untraceable shell corporation. Twice? When were these payments? The first one was right after you were attacked last march. The second one was just last week. The day after you and ava were targeted on your island.


I think there must be some mistake. Kevin and I were only going to watch ace until nikolas gets out of jail. Baby sister, come on. Nikolas confessed to kidnapping. It’s gonna be quite some time before he’s even eligible for parole. I’ve already been talking to him about ceding his parental claim to you. You what?! Yeah. Don’t forget — heather webber and her brother has ties to this little guy. I did see heather at esme’s grave. She is interested in ace. Oh, my gosh. So… cyrus got out of jail early. If heather, god forbid, managed to do the s– exactly. God forbid. Now, you would most likely win if they ever decided to challenge your guardianship, but I think the wisest course of action is for you to have permanent custody, and the best way to do that is for you to officially become ace’s parent of record.

[ Laughs ] Ooh, I love it when I’m right! I am right about you, lucy coe. You cannot resist scott baldwin. Just shh! Just zip it! Do you want to announce that to every single person in the restaurant? Do you think anyone would be surprised? You have been having your tawdry affair with scott on the installment plan. A few years on, a few years off, and now you’re back on. How long have you been sleeping with scott? I haven’t! I haven’T. Well, I-I mean, since marty and I broke up. Well, I am not responsible for your rebound choices. You, however, are definitely responsible for my dry-cleaning bill. But you are responsible for orchestrating all — all of this. You had scott romance me with the intention of swindling me out of my deception shares. And now you’re whining because I paid you back. Perhaps you could afford to be gracious in victory. Really? Hm. I like gloating.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. If you insist. If martin is open to it, I would be willing to try to mend fences. Fat chance. He is sending all my calls to voicemail. Actually, I-I spoke with martin this morning to thank him for his help with finn, and he mentioned he was going to his sister’s to drop off some — laura. Perfect. She will know exactly how to make marty forgive me. Thank you. Ta. “Ta”? Oof! Scott baldwin was romancing you? I said he tried. Only lucy coe would think that he had a prayer of succeeding. And you’re immune to mr. Baldwin’s charms?

[ Laughs ] Charms? Um… once, in a spectacular moment of bad judgment, I did get close to scott. How close? Close. Blame it on the ’90s. The good news is, I learned my lesson. Obviously, lucy never will. How many of wiley’s magic tricks did you sit through last night? Uh, four. But he is getting really good with the ball one. I know, right? Yeah. It was good having you home last night. It — it felt right.

[ Knock on door ] Hi. Hi. I’m so sorry to interrupt. I was on my way to see dex, and I found this in the car.

[ Willow gasps ]Amelia’s lovey. There it is! Thank you so much, joss. Yeah. I, uh — I have to get ready for work, but michael can make you some coffee if you want. Okay? Okay. Well? Well, you want some coffee? No. I want the tea. Spill, please. What, y-you spent the night last night? Are things back to normal? Yeah, well, we’re taking it a day at a time. There’s still a long way to go, but, yeah, we’re — we’re making progress. Oh, I’m so happy for you guys. And the kids. Nina is not worth you two fighting. Yeah, I agree. God, I just can’t wait for sonny to divorce nina so she is out of our lives. Yeah. I mean, I saw sonny actually yesterday. I have no idea what he’s gonna do about nina. Well, how was that, seeing sonny? Well, we talked, and I think things are better. Okay. Good. When there’s friction between you and sonny, it freaks me out ’cause I think it makes things more dangerous for dex.

[ Gasps ] Oh, no! Take it easy. I got it. I’m thinking the shell corporation was created with the sole purpose of funneling… money to dex. I don’t know who set it up yet, but it sure tells a story. Dex gets paid to tip them off to your location, your enemies, and, of course, to highlight your vulnerabilities. Why would he do this to josslyn? Maybe he used josslyn to get closer to you. It’s genuine. Maybe josslyn disapproves of his life with you. Yeah. She does. So it could be that dex is trying to get out of this life with her. What better way to avoid a bullet from you than to set you up to take one? Kerendia presents… the abcs of ckd a is for awareness, because knowing that your chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes could progress to dialysis is important. B is for belief that there may be more you can do. Just remember that k is for kidneys and kerendia. For adults living with ckd in type 2 diabetes, kerendia is proven to reduce the risk of kidney failure, which can lead to dialysis. Kerendia is a once-daily tablet that treats ckd differently than type 2 diabetes medications to help slow the progression of kidney damage and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks. Do not take kerendia if you have problems with your adrenal glands or take certain medications called cyp3a4 inhibitors. Kerendia can cause hyperkalemia, which is high potassium levels in your blood. Ask your doctor before taking products containing potassium. Kerendia can also cause low blood pressure and low sodium levels. So now that you know your abcs, don’t wait. Kidney damage from ckd in t2d is not reversible. So ask your doctor about slowing your kidney damage with kerendia.

[]Did you know, there’s a way to cut your dishwashing time by 50%? Try dawn powerwash dish spray. It removes 99% of grease and grime in half the time. Dawn powerwash has 3 cleaning boosters not found in traditional dish soaps that remove food and grease 5 times faster. And, because it cleans so well you can replace multiple cleaning products for counters, stoves, and even laundry stains. Try dawn powerwash dish spray. Brand power, helping you buy better. Ou’re not insinuatingthat I’m trying to sabotage your next issue of crimson. I’m not insinuating anything. I’m accusing you. This has you written all over it. I am surprised that you would jeopardize the jobs of your former employees, you know, the ones that you claim to care so much about. The editors have backups of all their articles, templates, and spreads on the cloud. I’m sorry. You don’t know this? Yes, I know that. But coordinating all the backups from around the cloud would make us lose a day’s work, easy! Which means the issue will be late to the printers, which is exactly what you intended. My focus is on the hotel. I’m just wanting what’s best for the metro court. Really? So if I talk to olivia, the other owner of the metro court, is she gonna back up your story? I have authority to sanction emergency construction. Now, olivia could disagree and she could overrule me, but the process has already begun. It could take a few days or even more to get all the offices back together, even if we stopped. It’s certainly not cost-effective. So I think we all know it’s best to just let the repairs play out, and then you can come back when it’s all done. When it’s all done. I think I’ve heard enough. You will be hearing from my lawyer. Until then, i have a magazine to put out. Good luck! You go ahead. I, uh — I need to have a word with nina. Alright. Well… I will call you later. You keep playing with fire. See where it gets you. You really think doc finn capable of negligence? Mnh-mnh. But…it wasn’t my place to decide that. It was my job to present the strongest argument possible that dr. Hamilton finn was guilty of negligence and let the jury decide. Of course, the jury was never allowed to deliberate, so we’ll never know if my argument was convincing or not. Fair enough. The rule of law doesn’t always make for winning friends. Come on. You must have come up against that, certainly. Where you have the evidence to convict, but your gut is telling you that the defendant just might be innocent. Unfortunately, yeah. It’s happened. Where an innocent person has been played out in a system that’s not always fair. Well, maybe you and i together can try to make the system a little more fair. One day at a time. I’m so sorry I broke the stretcher! I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to do it! It’s not a problem. It’s why we have insurance, honey. Dex, please take that to the back room. My assistant will send it out for repair. You got it, ms. Jerome. Thank you. You see that? Crisis is finished. But it’s not, ava! I can’t stop — I can’t stop crying! It’s like everything I see, everything I hear reminds me of spencer. And it’s like I’m losing him all over again! And there’s a pit in my stomach. And I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I’m gasping for air. I don’t know how to live with this feeling. I can’t live with this feeling. I wish it was me who died instead of him. Don’t say things like that. I-I know the feeling, you know? And… when kiki died, I, um — I was in so much pain… that I didn’t want to live. Now, I would have done absolutely anything to trade places with her… to die so that she could live. But she was gone. And I was here. And I realized that I needed to stay here for avery. Sweetheart, just like you need to stay here for your mom and for curtis. You have such a strong, wonderful family, and they’re gonna get you through this, okay? And, truthfully, I’m — I’m forever grateful to spencer that he — that he did what he did. So you could live. Because you are here with me. And you and my avery, you girls are everything to me, sweetheart. Everything to me. I mean, I guess this is the obvious next step. It’s just that I hadn’t even considered it before. -Hm. -What did nikolas say? Who do you think gave me the permission to start the paperwork? Really? Hm. Just be honest, baby sister. Is this not something you want to consider? I’m not saying that. It’s just a lot to think about, you know? I know, but like I say, I just wanted to make sure that you were set up, you know? So the paperwork is right there. And, you know, when you make that decision, you want to cross that bridge, you got everything you need. Anyway, you’re gonna have to forgive me. I have to get out of here if I’m gonna make my flight. Now, I will be out of port charles for a while. I’m only a phone call away. Lord knows I’ll come back if you need me. Okay. I love you. Thank you so much. I love you. Travel safely. Alright?

[ Door opens ] Ah. So?

[ Door closes ] So… what are your thoughts? Well, everything my brother said makes a whole lot of sense. It would be better for little ace to have a permanent parent instead of a temporary guardian. But this is not just my decision to make. If you want to adopt him, I’m totally on board. No, kevin. We would adopt him. Together.


Hey. Ah. Is ace down for his nap? Yeah. Thankfully. Did I interrupt a call? No, I’m just moving around some appointments at the hospital so we can talk. Oh, I hate that you have to rearrange your schedule. This is so much more important. And it came completely out of the blue. But, kevin, I can’t imagine doing this without you. Which is why we need to spend some time with it. So…

[ Knock on door ] I’ll get it. Lucy! Hey, laura. Is it okay if I come in, please? Uh, yeah. Thank you. Um, I — I was so sorry to hear about spencer. It’s unbelievably tragic. I’m sorry. Thank you. Um, I was just wondering if — if martin’s around. I heard he was here. Uh, martin left just a little while ago. Darn it. You know, I need to catch up with him, and he’s avoiding all my phone calls. Do you know where he went, any chance? Uh, he said that he was going to visit his mother and that he was gonna be gone a while. What? He — he’s just leaving like that without even saying goodbye? Ohh. I cannot believe that tracy quartermaine did this to me! Okay. I did it. I did it to me. Like I always do, right? I just thought this time was different. I thought I was different. Why do I do this? Why do I always sabotage the very best things that happen to me? Maybe I just don’t deserve to be happy, right? That’s it. That’s ridiculous. Everyone deserves to be happy. Life is too short. Okay. Listen. Marty was just here, and — and after here, he was going straight to the airport. If you hurry up, you might be able to catch him before he gets on the plane. O-okay. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. -Thank you. -You’re welcome. Ohh! Was that a little foolish maybe? [ Laughs ] No. That was generous. Which is exactly what I expect, because that’s who you are. Now, where were we before we were so rudely interrupted? Breaking story? Uh, no. Uh, it’s from finn. The move is on for this evening. Need any help? No, I just have a few things. Books, papers. Stuff like that. Figures. So, what brought this on? You know how fond I am of finn, but his place has limited space. I’ll manage. As to what brought this on, um, I’m starting to feel a little irresponsible living on my own. Especially since I’m trying to make it to the big wedding. No. Don’T. Don’t do that, please. Don’t do what? You’re the one person in my life who doesn’t give me that look. So don’t start now, please. I-I don’t want your pity. I don’t pity you. But I do know you, I think, a little. And I think you have reservations about this move, am I right? I don’t like depending on anyone, not even my family. And I know finn’s just trying to help, but I hate the idea of giving up my own agency. It’s been my greatest fear ever since I was diagnosed. I know at a certain point I’m — I’m not gonna have control over what my body does or even what happens to me. And the move? Forcing me to face that reality…

[ Sighs ] …Feels like this may be the first part of my final chapter. Diane, I’m so sorry to interrupt, but your assistant told me you’d be here. I need to talk to you. It’s an emergency. Ah. There goes the ballet tickets. I’ll be out of here. Don’t you move. What’s up, carly? I’ll give you three guesses on who’s trying to sabotage crimson. And the first two don’t count. I want all these walls checked. I mean, it’s better to replace all of them than have the mold spreading, right? Thank you, aldo. Get back to me as soon as you can. Was that your lawyer on the phone? Well, that’s a waste of time, ’cause everything I just did right now was completely legal, so don’t bother threatening me with a lawsuit. You made the choice to escalate. You’re gonna have to live with the fallout, nina. Well, it can’t be any worse than what has already happened to me. I lost my husband, my family, and my magazine. Sure, I regret some of the things that I’ve done. I have made mistakes — just like the rest of you. But I don’t understand why I continually have to pay for pointing out a crime that you and carly have committed. I am through with the injustice and the indignity of being the pariah. Legally, I did nothing wrong. But I am telling you this. I am not going to take it lying down anymore. Did you go to prison, nina? You don’t know the meaning of indignity and injustice. But believe me. You will. It’s not like dex is working for sonny against his will. I mean, he insists that he’s found purpose in sonny’s organization. Okay. Don’t remind me. Please. Just — there’s something else. This arrangement with dex, it’s gotten — it’s gotten more important lately. Um, dex is keeping everybody in our family safe. What does that mean? Things have gotten more dangerous lately. What are you talking about? The shooting in puerto rico? Yeah, well, the fact that somebody got to my dad on the island. And somehow they were apparently able to bypass security — means that they have inside access. Okay, so you’re saying it’s someone inside sonny’s organization? Sometimes the simplest explanation is true, that someone that sonny trusts sold him out. Has he made any calls? Sent any texts? Alright. I-I’ll be in touch. According to frank, dex is just doing his job, protecting ava. He’s not jumpy. He’s just… look, sonny. I was just presenting a theory. Yeah, but you’ve got a — a lot of evidence. So look. What are we going to do about this?


-Hey. -Oh, you got my text. Great. I was just telling diane how nina’s trying to undermine crimson — again. Great. Great. Tell me how we can strike back a-and teach nina not to mess with us. Yeah. This really does sound like my cue. I’ll talk to you later. Goodbye. It’s probably for the best. Any discussion about retaliation should be kept between attorney and client privilege, right? Carly: No one’s talking about retaliation. I just want to get our offices open as soon as possible so we can get the issue out on time. So that nina can sabotage the next issue? No, we got to shut her down! We can’t focus on nina. We can’t do that. If she’s a distraction, she’s getting what she wants. We need to think about the magazine.

Your magazine. Okay. Um… yeah. You — you do that. I just — I just need to take a break.

[ Sighs ] Why do I get the feeling that your frustration isn’t just with nina, that it’s also with drew? I’m really sorry about the painting. Ava: Mnh. I thought I was ready to come back to work, but I guess not. This grief. The sadness. Is it ever gonna go away? No. But it dulls, and somehow you get used to it. And between your mom and curtis and marshall and stella and me… we’re gonna get you through it, honey. Count on it. It’s peppermint and chamomile. Joss swears it helps calm her down, so I figured it was worth a try. Ava: Thank you. Trina: Thanks, dex. Let’s go. Wait. What? We’re supposed to watch ava. Change of plan. Well, if there’s a traitor inside sonny’s organization, then dex is in danger, correct? I don’t know. The thing is…um… everything okay? Yeah. Um, actually, I am meeting trina at the gallery, but it was so great to see you. Good to see you, too. Good to see you. And, um, we’ll just talk soon, okay? Michael: Alright. Uh…

[ Door closes ] Not that you asked, but, uh, joss and i were discussing a family matter concerning sonny. Is it something I need to know about for the kids’ safety? I don’t know. Look, if it becomes something that you need to know, I promise you, willow, I will tell you. Although you have every right not to believe me. Of course I believe you. Um, hi. Um, my boyfriend is on the flight to raleigh-durham, and I really need to get to him, and they won’t let me through security without a boarding pass. But I have to tell him something. Ma’am, they won’t let you through security without a boarding pass. Okay. I have to apologize. So just let me run down there. I won’t delay the flight. You can send a little guard with me. You can’t get through security without a ticket. Woman on P.A.: Passengers for flight 403 nonstop to raleigh-durham, we will begin boarding shortly. O-okay. Fine. I-I will buy a ticket. What’s the next flight? Uh, where would you like to go? We have a flight for bora bora, bangor, duluth? Ew. No. Not — not duluth. You know, they were so rude to me. I lost an earring at a coecoe cosmetics convention, and they were just not helpful at all. Duluth it is.

[ Chuckles ] Kevin, I know you didn’t sign up for this — I mean, you know, the idea of having a child. And having a baby at our age… it’s gonna be a daunting task. You’re right. For both of us. You’ve been a parent. You know what it takes.

[ Chuckles ] For me, outside of a brief stint as a step-parent with lucy, I… this would be a new experience for me. Yeah. I mean, if we become the parents of record, then ace will grow up with us. He will rely on us. It’s a huge responsibility. If you — if you have any hesitation, you should say so now.


Look who’s up from the shortest nap ever.

[ Both chuckle ] Alright, laura. You asked for the truth. So…here it is. I have never felt more a part of a family than I have since I married you. And I’ve seen your capacity for love and your children and your grandchildren and… your love for me has opened my heart in ways I never imagined. But… adopting a child at this stage of our lives is…complicated. Yeah, it’s a little crazy. Yeah. Yeah. But it feels right.

[ Gasps ] It feels like us. So like us. And if this is what you want, then I’m in. And I mean I’m all-in. What do you think? What do you think? Welcome home, little baby. Oh, I think he approves. I think he does.

[ Beeping ] Marty! Wait! Marty! He’s gone. I’m too late. He’s really gone. You have a lot of decisions you’re gonna have to make about your future, some sooner rather than later. But moving in with your family doesn’t have to be something that holds you back. I… come and go time and time again. But I always end up back at monica’S. Why? Because… as much as every single person in that house infuriates me… …living under the same roof with them, it — it feels like… home? Home. Look, I can’t blame drew for hating nina and wanting revenge after everything that she has done to him, but what I want — I want that parasite out of my life. Well, that’s easier said than done. Nina has considerable resources, and she’s obviously willing to devote all of them to undermining you. I know. And I’m — I’m still grieving my mom. And the last thing I want is to keep up a war with someone I truly don’t care anything about. And every move that drew makes to go after nina, it just keeps pulling me back into her twisted orbit. I want a list of everybody that’s done business with aurora that may be interested in working with nina reeves. It’s time that we draw a line in the sand. Aldo, how long will it take to put all this back together? We’re making good progress. We could be done… another day or two. Oh, no, no, no. That won’t do.

[Chuckling] Not at all. I want you to take all the time you need to make sure that this job is done correctly. Understood? I believe you regret the way you handled things. And I believe you wanted to protect us. And that’s why you did what you did. Yeah, but I — willow, I should have trusted that you could handle it. I mean, we’re always so much stronger when we’re together. I’m sorry I forgot that. And I appreciate you giving me the space I needed to process everything. But last night, having you here felt right. And I’m not saying I’m ready for everything to go back to the way it was. There are still things we have to work out, but… maybe you don’t go back to the main house. What if you come home… for good? That — that would mean the world to me, willow. A-are you sure that’s what you want? I’m willing to try, if you are. Okay. I’ve really got to go or I’m gonna be late. Michael: Okay. See you later. I’ll be home.

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales heavily ] Josslyn: Trina. Hi. How’s it going?

[ Sighs ] I think I might have came back to work a little too soon. Oh. Sorry. Something smells really good. What is that? Is that peppermint tea? Yeah. Your boyfriend made it for us. Oh. Dex is here? Oh, he was. Just missed him. He seemed to have left in a hurry. Get in. Boss. What’s going on? How about you and I go for a little ride? <

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B&B Transcript Monday, February 12, 2024

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

 

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[Relaxing music]

Ridge: Get her here when you can. Oh. All right, I will. Thank you. Man, last night was one for the record books, huh?

Brooke: Yes, it was.

Ridge: Oh, I’m not talking about dad’s party.

Brooke: Oh.

Ridge: Oh.

Brooke: Yeah. But I am thrilled for donna and eric. They got engaged and then they got married.

Ridge: I’m happy for dad. Everything he went through.

Brooke: And in one magical night, all of donna’s dreams came true.

Ridge: That’s my dad. The master of romance, like I said.

Brooke: Hmm. Well, you’re not so bad yourself.

Ridge: No?

Brooke: No.

Poppy: Where are my mints?

[ Knocking on door ] Li, please, do come in. Make yourself at home. Well, you’re the last person I expected.

Li: Well, I had to see it for myself. Where you lure and seduce helpless, older, but very wealthy men.

Poppy: Oh.

Li: Healthy attitude, penelope. Barely in town and already you’ve gone straight to the top. Targeting the mighty bill spencer himself. And luna, she’s learned her lessons very well. Cozying up to rj forrester.

[ Phone chiming ]

Brooke: Oh, boy. Let me…

Ridge: Okay, that’s good news. Uh, it’s dad. He is gonna stay home today with donna. Which makes me happy because I had this whole nightmare about him running around town telling everybody how happy he is, forgetting about the recovery he needs to go through.

Brooke: Right. Well, donna would never let that happen. Now that she’s mrs. Eric forrester, she’s gonna boss him around. And I mean that in the best way possible.

Ridge: No, I think you’re right. She’s– she’s good at that. I mean, he doesn’t listen to me ever, but she seems to have A… a lighter touch. Kinda like her sister. Have I told you lately how much I like hanging out with you?

Brooke: Uh… I think I remember you saying that once or twice last night. But I certainly would like to hear it again.

Ridge: Yeah?

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: I like hanging out with you.

Brooke: I love you.

Ridge: Yeah?

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: Love you.

Poppy: I don’t appreciate you barging in here unannounced, insulting me and my daughter, judging me, all right? If you find it so distasteful, there’s a very simple solution. Just stay away.

Li: You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Me turning a blind eye so you and luna can take advantage of every rich man you come across? You may not have your hooks all the way into bill spencer yet, but luna’s, she has steffy’s younger brother wrapped around her finger. It’s only a matter of time before she breaks that boy’s heart.

Zende: Coffee?

Luna: Oh, thank god. My head is pounding. You’re always so thoughtful. Zende? Wait, what are you doing here?

[ Zende chuckling ]

Zende: I, uh… I live here.

Luna: No, no, you don’t live… wait, where’s rj?

Zende: Rj?

Luna: Where– where is he?

Zende: I, um… I– I don’t know, luna, but he’s definitely not here.

[]

Poppy: Why do you hate luna and me so much?

Li: I don’t hate you.

Poppy: Well, you could’ve fooled me. And you’re always so angry and so harsh. You know, we’ve never been close as sisters should be. And it’s not like I haven’t tried, but you constantly shut me out.

Li: What you interpret as anger is disapproval of you. Your choices. The decisions you make. And don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Poppy: Because I’ve had lovers in my life?

Li: Not just one or two, poppy, a parade of them. All with two things in common. All very handsome, all very rich. And bill spencer more than fits that criteria. In fact, he just may be the jackpot you’ve been aiming for. It’s not only your promiscuous behavior that disgusts me. It’s how you live your life.

Poppy: Oh, so now my breathing offends you.

Li: You always say you’re so carefree. Carefree. Isn’t that just a euphemism for taking drugs? Your mints. I know about them. I don’t miss much and I’m good at putting pieces together. I watch you. I see you reaching into your purse for your little stash. I’m not just your sister, penelope. I’m a doctor. You can’t hide from me.

>>Okroe: Donna woke up this morning as mrs. Eric forrester. Something she didn’t expect. I’m so happy for the two of them.

Ridge: It’s amazing, really. You know, we almost lost dad, and now… starting a whole new chapter with the woman he loves.

Brooke: Eric’s journey is a miracle.

Rj: Oh, yeah. I can agree with that. Hi.

Brooke: We were talking about last night.

Rj: Interesting night. Granddad’s full of surprises, still, apparently. Um, no, it was– it was great. It was great seeing him so happy. Donna really does that for him, so.

Brooke: Speaking of happy, there’s you and luna.

[ Rj chuckling ]

Rj: We’re happy. She’s, um, she’s amazing.

Ridge: And how did you like the impromptu evening?

Rj: It meant a lot to her, too. That granddad specifically invited her.

Ridge: Well, he’s very high on luna. And you are, too, I guess.

Luna: Oh, my god. What happened? What am I doing here?

Zende: That’s what I asked myself when you surprised me here last night.

Luna: Last night. The party. I was so tired, so I left. And then I was so thirsty. And I saw the water bottle through the window. And I came in here to drink it.

Zende: And I came home. And I found you here. Waiting for me.

Luna: For you?

Zende: Uh, who else lives here?

Luna: Okay, I need to know exactly what happened last night.

Zende: You know what happened. In all my travels I’ve never seen such dry skin.

Li: You look so shocked. Like you actually thought you were fooling me. I’ve always been and always will be three steps ahead of you, penelope. It’s not because I’m great. It’s because you squandered every bit of potential you ever had. Such a disappointment. You and your loose morals. The way you treat your body, my god, penelope.

Poppy: All right, well, is this all you came to say? Because I have heard it all before. You can leave now.

Li: I don’t back down that easy, you know that. You’ll always hear the truth from me. And the truth is, you’re a druggie.

Poppy: All right, that is not true.

Li: No? How long have you been taking your so-called mints? Huh? How many times a week? A day? Do you leave home without them or are they always in your reach? Do you even know what’s in them?

Poppy: Hey, it is not like that anymore, li, okay? It’s not the way you’re making it sound. Yes, I take mints because they give me a little lift, right? I don’t drink alcohol.

Li: Oh, come on. Penelope, you’re a grown woman. You’re a mother living with your child. What are you thinking?

Brooke: Your father and i haven’t wanted to stick our noses into your love life.

Rj: Really? Since when?

Ridge: We’re not that bad, really.

Rj: No, it’s okay. You’re not that bad. But, no, it’s totally fine. Actually, I gotta check myself sometimes. I talk about her a lot.

Ridge: She is a lovely young lady.

Rj: You know, when I came to L.A., I did not have my mind on getting in a relationship at all. I was just planning on coming here to visit and see you guys and talk, and then I was just gonna hit the road again.

Rj: Well, there you go. Best laid plans, son.

Rj: Yeah, and I just met the most beautiful girl and got sidetracked. But she turned out to be so much more than that. I mean, she’s sweet, she’s kind, she’s caring. She really gets me, you know? And this whole situation with granddad, too. She was really supportive through all of it. And we got a lot closer because of that.

Brooke: Yeah, you can see how close you’re getting every single day.

Rj: Yeah, and, um, I, uh, you bring that up, I wanted to talk to you about that. Um, so, we’re not only, you know, just dating anymore. We’re a little more serious.

Ridge: Really? Yeah. I’m happy for you, son.

Brooke: I am, too.

Rj: So, you guys– you guys approve?

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: Wholeheartedly. Yes.

Rj: She’s really special. I love her.

Luna: Throw me that robe. Turn around.

Zende: Um, are you, uh, upset with me? What we shared last night was incredible. You were amazing, so free and, uh, uninhibited.

Luna: No, no, no, no, no, no. What happened to me?

Feeling claritin clear

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Li: Sometimes I think back, how happy I was to have a little sister. I thought we’d be each other’s rocks. Best friends forever.

Poppy: We were. Until I got old enough to think for myself and stopped blindly following you around.

Li: You changed into a different person. Someone I didn’t recognize anymore. Abandoning the moral structure our parents set for us. Running wild. Living your unorthodox lifestyle.

Poppy: We don’t all have to be the same, okay? I can be me, and you can be you, and we can still be close as sisters should be.

Li: Those days are far behind us.

Poppy: They don’t have to be.

Li: How can I be close to someone who constantly makes choices that I don’t respect? Popping your pills? You’re a mother, penelope. Do you even think of the example you’re setting, still set, for your daughter?

Poppy: Luna is a– a bright and sweet and caring young woman, and I couldn’t be prouder.

Li: Luna’s a gold digger, just like her mother.

Poppy: Say all you want about me, I don’t care. But you will not talk about luna like that.

Li: Does she know about the mints?

Poppy: Of course not.

Li: What are they exactly?

Poppy: I– I’m a grown woman, li. I do not have to stand here and be lectured by you.

Li: You’re playing with fire, penelope. You can’t know what’s in them or how much. So be careful, you hear me? Because this can end very, very badly.

Luna: Rj and I are in love. And I waited, and it was perfect, and now I wake up here in this bed with you? I mean, what have I done?

Zende: I am, uh, suddenly really confused, too. I came home last night and you were waiting for me. What happened? It was definitely mutual. It’s something that we both wanted. I would never–

Luna: How– how did I end up here? Make that make sense!

Zende: I– I wish I could, but we didn’t do a lot of talking. Like I said, I came home after the party, and you were here. I– I– I was surprised. I didn’t think that you would take my invitation seriously.

Luna: Invitation? What invitation?

Zende: Remember, I told you that I lived on the property and that you would always know where to find me.

Luna: No, no, no. This isn’t me waiting for you. I love rj. I– I would never do this.

Zende: But luna, you did. Hey, hey, I can tell how upset you are right now, and that is the last thing that I want. If you couldn’t tell, I’m crazy about you.

Luna: No, please, please, please don’t say that.

Zende: You really don’t remember how incredible it was? How beautiful? I thought that–

I– I saw rj. It was him! He was here! He’s the only guy that I’ve ever– look, I don’t remember much, but he was definitely here. Okay, I don’t understand. This doesn’t make any sense. God, my head is pounding. This makes zero sense. I’ve only had like a glass or two of champagne. Oh my god, what have I done?

Zende: I’m so sorry about whatever it is that is happening right now, but you believe me, don’t you? I would never take advantage of–

Luna: Yes, I know that. I know. I believe you. I remember enough to know that. How could I? Rj loves me and trusts me, and this is what I do to him? I mean, I come to L.A., And I fall in love with the most wonderful guy in the world, who stands by me and believes in me, and this is what I do to him. I betray him like this. How could I– how could I do this to him? How could I?

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Y&R Transcript Friday, February 9, 2024

Young & The Restless Transcript

 

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Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, well look at you. You can’t deny you have feelings wow. Well, what’s going on with the two of you is exactly what’s going on with me and danny. How come you can’t accept that?

Daniel: We’re not talking about my situation right now.

Phyllis: Oh, oh, there’s a situation? I didn’t know there was a situation. Well, that must be really awkward. You know, lily and all.

Daniel: Okay, this is about you making problems for dad and for christine. It just– it feels like you’re up to your old tricks, mom. It feels– it feels like you’re being the aggressor. It feels like you’re not having any respect for anybody’s boundaries. And this is supposed to be you on your best behavior.

Phyllis: What’s going on here? Is someone in your ear? I can’t imagine who. There is nothing like that going on between me and danny. The pull is completely mutual, okay? There’s no aggression.

Daniel: Okay, okay. You saying he’s gonna wake up one day and realize that the two of you are meant to be together? What’s that?

Phyllis: Fate, destiny.

Daniel: No, no, it feels more like ego. It feels more like ancient history. It feels like you being more concerned about beating christine than any feelings you might actually have for dad.

Danny: Cricket, wow. What brings you here?

Christine: I came to see you. The run-in with phyllis. I couldn’t leave things between us like that.

>>: Danny: Yeah, it, um, it wasn’t fun for me either.

Christine: I know. We– we just need to clear the air. Can we go inside and talk?

Diane: Hey. I saw victor’s car was gone. I assumed it was safe to return.

Jack: Yeah, he took nikki back home.

Diane: How’d it go?

Jack: Well, she’s not as furious with me as she was. I thought she’d never forgive me. The look on her face when she saw me standing there with victor at the bar, I will never forget.

Diane: Well, I’m sure when she thought about it, she realized that you were only looking out for her.

Jack: She insisted I remain her sponsor.

Diane: Really? How did victor take that?

Jack: Well, she had to fight him on it, but he agreed.

Diane: Hm… you know, it’s touching, actually. His love for nikki transcends his animosity towards you. He realizes that you can help her. I just hope the truce will last as long as nikki needs you.

Jack: Well, don’t get me wrong, he’s no fan of the arrangement. In fact, his blessing came with a clear warning. Anything happens to nikki on my watch, he’ll see that I pay for it.

[ Audra sighs ]

Audra: Thank you.

Nate: May I join you?

Audra: I’m not expecting anyone.

Nate: Not even tucker? I’m surprised.

Audra: And why is that?

Nate: Oh, every time I see you two together, it’s like you’re growing closer.

Audra: Keeping an eye on me, are you?

Nate: I’m just curious how your new game plan is going. Is public handholding a part of your new scheme? Or are you actually falling under the guy’s spell?

Tucker: Hey, billy.

[ Billy sighs ]

Billy: And here I was, enjoying a nice, quiet drink alone.

Tucker: No, I don’t want to join you. I was just wondering, is ashley back from paris yet? ‘Cause I thought she came back with traci, but the word on the street is she stayed.

Billy: Yeah, well, my sister’s whereabouts is none of your business, tucker.

Tucker: In this particular instance, I must beg to differ.

Billy: No, in any and all instances, it’s none of your business, okay? She’s done with you. So, why don’t you just move on with your life? Oh, that’s right, you can’T. Because you’re a bitter, hollow man that feeds on anger and retribution.

Waiter: I’m sorry, madam, I don’t recall a broken glass or an overturned chair. Only that the gentleman got quite loud, he made a scene and then he stormed out.

Ashley: No.

Tucker: I’m done. You go to hell!

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Have you convinced yourself that I was actually violent in paris?

Ashley: Don’t you dare try to gaslight me. That’s exactly what happened, and you know it.

Tucker: No, ashley, at the very least, you’re misremembering. I’m done. Goodbye, ashley. Go to hell. I told myself I was ok

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Diane: Are you worried about victor’s threat?

Jack: Oh, god, I’m not intimidated by victor. I just care about helping nikki.

Diane: And I’m sure you will. So where do you go from here?

Jack: Well, I’m glad everything’s out in the open. Won’t have to sneak around behind victor’s back anymore.

Diane: Yeah, hopefully, that will make her feel more at ease about reaching out to you.

Jack: You have been very supportive in all this. I know it hasn’t been easy. I love you for it.

Diane: Thanks. But I do have to ask you something, and I want you to be honest.

Jack: Ask.

Diane: Jack, do you really think you can help save nikki from all of this? Or is she too far gone?

Tucker: Thank you. If I may say, billy, you got a lot of anger.

[ Tucker scoffs ] I think you might want to look into that.

Billy: Well, it pisses me off that you think you deserve any information about my sister when the truth is she should have a restraining order against you.

Tucker: The only reason I ask about her and if she’s back, is because I wanna avoid running into her.

Billy: Oh yeah, right.

Tucker: You know, she went to paris to gather ammunition to use against me.

Billy: You mean to defend herself against you?

Tucker: No, sir. No, she is the angry one in search of retribution. I just want to steer clear of her and protect myself against whatever attack she has planned next.

Billy: And you still have the audacity to paint yourself as the victim here.

Tucker: That’s something I will never be. Anyone’s victim. I am prepared for someone to try to make me one, however.

Billy: Right, prepared in the same way that you were with the press and how they were gonna trash you about the cover-up scandal?

Tucker: Here I am, I’m still standing. I don’t share your knack for failure.

Billy: Well, actually, tucker, my days of failure are over. Yeah, I’m on top of the world now. Running a very successful company, in a stable and loving relationship. Two amazing kids that actually like me that think I’m a fantastic dad.

Tucker: And modest, too.

Billy: I have all the things you will never have. Because you’re too self-absorbed to actually be in a compassionate relationship that has a give and a take. ‘Cause all you do is take, tucker.

[ Billy clicks tongue ] Poor you. Always on the outside of everything that matters in life.

Audra: You know, why do you care about the state of my relationship with tucker? Okay, you made it clear you are happy where you are. Okay, you have no interest in any plan I may have in the works. You are just so content to bask in the glow of your cousin’s forgiveness. No other ambitions.

Nate: Going in for the kill so I won’t notice the dodge. You’re falling for the guy. Well, I hope it doesn’t cloud your judgment too much. Or you may find yourself out of yet another job.

Mamie: Hello, nate.

Nate: Hey, aunt mamie, how are you? Uh, you want to find a table? It’s getting a little crowded over here.

Audra: Um, actually, I’m just leaving, so why don’t you take my seat?

Mamie: Well, I wouldn’t want to rush you out or anything.

Audra: Oh, no, no, not at all. And, um, nate, don’t worry about me. I know exactly what I’m doing. I have my eyes wide open.

Mamie: What the heck was that all about?

Danny: You know, I was just on my way to the recording studio.

Christine: Okay, it won’t take long.

Danny: I don’t want to trouble daniel, you know. He’s home and I…

Christine: Are you making excuses?

Danny: I don’t feel like I should have to. I mean, I made my feelings perfectly clear.

Christine: I know you want to take a step back. But, you know, we were in the middle of a very honest moment when phyllis barged in, insinuating herself.

Danny: This is the kind of argument that I just don’t want to get into.

Christine: Neither do I, danny, but I just want to finish the important conversation we were having. Don’t we owe each other that much?

Danny: Yeah, okay, um… one coffee, and then I really have to get to work.

Christine: Sure. Thanks.

Phyllis: I can’t believe you’d say that to me. I would never be so careless with your father’s feelings because of some petty feud. I’m actually hurt that you would think that of me.

Daniel: No, no, don’t do that. Don’t– don’t play the wounded act. Look, I saw your little social media post, okay? You’re not fooling anyone. That feeling you get when your ex plays you a love song. Come on, what is that?

Phyllis: It’s– it’s just social media. It was a beautiful song, daniel. Who wouldn’t melt from that?

Daniel: And that’s okay. It’s okay to feel that way. But when you take something and you post it on social media like that, and you tag dad for everybody else to see, including christine, especially christine, it just– it seems like a calculated move.

Phyllis: Maybe I was just happy in the moment and I wanted to share it. Sue me. I mean, I don’t understand why you have such a problem of your father and me reconnecting. I don’t get that.

Daniel: Because you guys were never that way before.

Phyllis: So what? I– I know it’s odd that two people who aren’t together but share a child would reconnect after having problems in the past. I know that’s odd.

Daniel: Okay, no, no, no, no, no, don’t– don’t do that. Don’t compare–

Phyllis: Don’t compare you to heather?

Daniel: Yeah, no, don’T.

Phyllis: Yeah, I am. I’m comparing you and heather to me. We are in the same situation. With daisy sour cream every bite gets better

Daniel: No, no, no, no. I’m not gonna let you drag my personal relationship into this. This is about you. This is about you doing whatever it takes to get whatever you want with a blatant disregard for other people.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I’m not gonna apologize for going after what I want, okay? I’m not ashamed for going after love, and I couldn’t care one bit about what christine feels about it and how she wants to stop it.

Daniel: That’s literally all you care about. That’s literally all you care about.

Phyllis: But you know what? I care about building something with your father. That’s it. It’s something special. How often does that come around in life?

Daniel: It just really feels like the golden opportunity here for you, is to make problems for christine. And then rub her face in it. And it feels like besting your old rival is the only thing that makes you happy.

Phyllis: I– I actually can’t believe that’s how you feel about me.

Daniel: It’s hard to feel any different from your actions.

Phyllis: Okay, my actions from before. The old phyllis. That person. Not the new phyllis. How come you can’t accept who I am now?

Daniel: Because I– because I need to see some actual change. You’ve talked a good game for summer’s and my sake, but I don’t see any difference.

Nate: Audra’s making a deal with the devil?

Mamie: I don’t suppose that you were referring to jill.

Nate: Tucker mccall.

Mamie: She works for him.

Nate: Among other things. I’ve been trying to figure out what her end game is, if she’s actually partnering with him or has her own scheme going.

Mamie: And this matters to you because?

Nate: We were colleagues, aunt mamie. I considered her a friend. But I am done worrying about her. If that’s who she chooses to throw in with, then…

Mamie: You know, the woman reminds me of a young jill abbott. Ambitious, but scheming. Nothing but a whole lot of trouble.

Nate: You’re a sharp judge of character.

Mamie: And an accurate one. You stay away from that one, you hear me? Well, on a lighter note. I’ve also been right about you. Bringing you back into the family business has just been the very best decision.

Nate: It’s been fun being back. And working with devon this time is much smoother. I’m looking forward to building on that when lily returns.

Mamie: Looks like everything is going just right for you right now.

Nate: Well, it seems to be.

Mamie: And I do have one question. How are you getting along with billy?

Tucker: You’re right.

[ Tucker clears throat ] I am self-absorbed.

Billy: Hm… honesty from you, that’s actually refreshing.

Tucker: But it’s the secret to my success. And of course, it’s a prerequisite to self-preservation.

Billy: It’s sad that you actually believe that, tucker.

[ Tucker scoffs ]

Tucker: You can stop with the high and mighty billy routine. It’s getting pretty insufferable.

Billy: Not as bad as being lectured by you.

Tucker: Yeah, but the whole moral superiority act. It’s such a crock because we both know underneath it all, you’re as ruthless as they come. How long before you need your next fix? Huh? Before you start jonesing for that next big win? Yeah. I bet you don’t hesitate for a second and use your new position to get it, too.

Billy: I don’t need the power in the way you do.

Tucker: Hey, maybe you’ll be the one to take over jabot.

Billy: And why the hell would I do that?

Tucker: What better way to best jack? Now, that’s a takeover I would enjoy watching unfold. See you around.

Jack: I don’t believe anybody’s so far gone with addiction that they can’t be saved, but nikki is facing so much. One of the people that set this whole god-awful spiral in motion is her granddaughter.

Diane: I know, it’s– it’s a lot. I mean, she has to deal with all those complicated feelings and try to maintain her sobriety.

Jack: And there’s her fear that this woman who masterminded this whole vendetta against nikki and her family may be on the loose.

Diane: Jack, what if by helping nikki, you’re putting yourself in harm’s way from some psychopath?

Jack: Victor has his security team on full alert.

Diane: Well, I’m sure he does, but that probably doesn’t apply to you.

Jack: We have security of our own, believe me. I just wanna be there for nikki when she needs me. I gotta help her conquer this.

Diane: And I love that about you. You know, there’s one more thing that’s been bothering me.

Jack: Tell me.

Diane: Well, you’ve been so caught up in nikki’s crisis that it has to have had an impact on you.

Jack: It has been horrible watching her go through this.

Diane: Yeah, so I– I need to know. With– with all the stress, have you been tempted at all to start using again yourself? Before my doctor and I chose breztri for my copd,

Jack: I promise you, I have not been tempted to start taking pain pills again.

Diane: Would you tell me if you had been?

Jack: Absolutely, you have my word on that. I hate that we’re even talking about this.

Diane: Well, how can I not be? I mean, you’ve– you’ve admitted how stressful it is to see nikki going through this.

Jack: That only strengthens my resolve to stay clean. You have to believe that.

Diane: Okay. Okay, I do. I just– I just want you to know that you can confide in me if that changes for you. I mean, jack, you don’t have to protect me. I just– I don’t know, I just– I just wanna be here for you in– in any way that I can be through this.

Jack: I don’t doubt that for one second. And I am eternally grateful. You are my rock.

Christine: You didn’t mean what you said earlier. You think I don’t want you to be friends with phyllis?

Danny: You don’T. You know you don’T.

Christine: I– I just don’t understand how this has become an issue other than that’s exactly what she wanted.

Danny: Chris, let’s not do this.

Christine: Danny, I felt what was happening between us was real. That we were getting closer. You made the sauce.

Danny: Yeah, I– I did.

Christine: And ever since phyllis found out that we were spending more time together, she’s just been throwing herself at you.

Danny: Now, come on, I– I wouldn’t categorize it like that.

Christine: Okay, well then how would you describe what’s going on?

Danny: It’s exactly as I told you. I have feelings for both of you but in completely different ways. And then all of a sudden, this whole thing blew up, okay? Again.

Christine: It’s just so obvious that she’s going after you as a slap in the face to me.

Danny: Because of course she could never have legitimate feelings for me.

Christine: Come on, this isn’t a slight against you, okay? This is about phyllis, who is incapable of having any real feelings. She is a narcissist. This is about winning.

Danny: Okay, this is exactly why I can’t do this, all right? I am simply this chess piece in this battle between the two of you. This is about you and phyllis and your hatred for each other. And you know what? I am sick of being stuck in the middle.

Phyllis: Well, love, I mean, if I haven’t changed, why are you even talking to me? Why am I wasting my time trying to reconnect with you? I mean, why are you dealing with me? Why don’t you just cut me off?

Daniel: Because you’re my mother. Because you’re my mother and I love you and I am trying to salvage our relationship. And I keep trying to guide you in the right direction, but you keep derailing yourself and that is so frustrating to watch over and over again.

Phyllis: Can you hear how condescending that is and degrading? Oh, I’m trying to– to guide my mom and correct her at all times. Seriously, I shouldn’t have even come here to see you.

Daniel: Come here to see me? You didn’t come here to see me, you came here to see dad. Let’s be honest about that. Because you will not stop until you get whatever it is that you want. And you’ve got the poor guy tied up in knots now.

Phyllis: Did danny say that?

Daniel: Oh, my god, oh, my god. You are not even listening to me, are you? I hate seeing dad this way.

Phyllis: What about me? You don’t hate seeing me this way? Seriously? It is like a dagger in my heart that you are pulling for christine over me.

Daniel: Christine and dad actually have a relationship. You guys– you guys– no.

Phyllis: No. Your dad and I have a connection that is growing every single day. Choose christine to be with your dad over me. Do you know how much that kills me? Your own mother. Your father and I actually have a chance at something this time without her interfering. We actually do. And you are proof that we make magic together. But you want me to step aside because, oh, I don’t know, it’s the right thing to do.

Daniel: No, no, that is not what I’m saying. You are twisting my words around.

Phyllis: Yeah, when I see lucy, when I see her look at you with so much love in her eyes, it kills me. It kills me. And she so desperately wants you and heather back together. It warms my heart actually, but it breaks my heart because you don’t want the same thing for me. I don’t wanna have dinner with you.

Daniel: Mom. Mom, don’t leave. Come on. Hey! I would’ve called yesterday.

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Nate: Things with billy are fine.

Mamie: Just fine?

Nate: We’re civil. Maybe a little strained, but nothing I see as an issue.

Mamie: Well, I would like to suggest that you put a little bit more effort into this business relationship. Matter of fact, I think that you should make billy your new best friend.

Nate: Yeah, that would require more than a little effort. Why? What are you after?

Mamie: We need to know what billy, more importantly, what jill– what they’re up to.

Nate: And that makes me think you’re trying to stir things up, aunt mamie. Can you even name a single move that jill has made that indicates she’s at war with you?

Mamie: Then why do you think that she brought billy in as co-ceo?

Nate: Because billy was already coming on board. The timing just happened to work out with lily’s leave of absence.

Mamie: Honey, there’s more to it than that. Jill is feeling outnumbered. She had to bring her family on board so that she could balance things out.

Nate: Okay, and if it makes you feel better, what’s the matter?

Mamie: She lured billy and chance. Oh, you do know that he’s personally grooming him, right? Clearly. Jill has plans to install him in yet another high-level position. She is threatened by me, and she is just trying to shore up her reinforcements.

Nate: Aunt mamie, please, don’t do this.

Mamie: I do this to protect you and your cousins’ legacy. I do this to take care of you, which you don’t seem to be able to do yourself. Damn right, I’m worried, and you and devon should be as well.

Billy: Worried? About what?

[ Phone chiming ]

Tucker: Let me know when she gets to her house.

[ Knock on door ] Yes, I was hoping it was you.

Audra: Before you get that look in your eyes, this is about work.

Tucker: What look? You just made my heart race again, is all. What’s on your mind?

Audra: Well, you know, I’ve been doing some digging on those cosmetic businesses you want to acquire, the ones you want to fold into glissade. And two of them definitely have questionable financials.

Tucker: Do they now?

Audra: Yes, we’d be taking on junk debt. Two of them are over-leveraged.

Tucker: Well, that is unacceptable.

Audra: You know, I’m surprised you didn’t catch it. But of course, I found two more viable companies.

Tucker: Of course, you did. You know, I– I knew they were duds. I was just– I was curious to see if you’d catch it and, uh, come up with alternatives. Gold star for you.

Audra: So you weren’t testing my analysis skills. You were testing my loyalty.

Jack: Ash.

Ashley: Hi.

Jack: You’re back.

Ashley: Yeah. You sound surprised.

Jack: Well, from what traci said, I thought maybe you would stay in paris indefinitely.

Ashley: Why would I do that? This is my home, right?

Jack: You have no idea how relieved I am to hear you say that.

Ashley: Well, I just needed a moment to kind of shake off all that anger I was feeling towards tucker after his latest move.

Diane: And were you able to?

Ashley: Not exactly. Did traci tell you what he did? That bastard actually bribed the waiter at the cafe to back up his version of events.

Jack: Yeah, she, uh, she mentioned that.

Ashley: I mean, how twisted could one person be, right? What’s that about?

Jack: What?

Diane: Nothing.

Jack: No, we’re– we’re just concerned about you. And happy to have you home.

Ashley: What aren’t you telling me? Hey… it’s me! Your dry skin!

Jack: I think we should all talk together, as a family.

Ashley: So talk.

Jack: Well, traci’s out with a friend. She’ll be back soon.

Ashley: We spent a lot of time together in paris. We’re all caught up, traci and I.

Jack: Well, I’m sure she’d like to be part of this. I don’t want to speak for her. And maybe abby would like to be part of the discussion.

Ashley: Why are we including abby in any of this?

Jack: Because she’s your daughter and she’s concerned.

Ashley: About what? Okay, what the hell is going on? What do we suddenly have to discuss as a family?

Jack: You.

Nate: My aunt mamie seems to believe the only reason jill brought you back to chancellor-winters is as the first step in some sort of power play against her. And I’ve been trying to tell her she’s wrong. You agree, right?

Billy: Mamie’s a shrewd woman. Your rivalry with my mother has gone on for years, so your– your fear is understandable.

Mamie: Oh, so you’re admitting that you were brought on to shore up jill’s power.

Billy: Well, I’ve worked with chancellor-winters in the past.

Nate: Exactly what I told her.

Billy: But you’re right. Originally, jill brought me into chancellor-winters to make sure that chancellor is protected. She also believes we need as many recruits as possible because of the threat that tucker poses.

Nate: Yes, exactly. We’re all trying to work together against any outside threats. And you don’t want to start an internal war now, do you?

Billy: No, no, no. Of course not.

Nate: Okay.

Billy: No one wants that.

Nate: So, are you trying to smooth the way over with jill the way I am with my aunt mamie?

Billy: Unfortunately, I can’t do that.

Nate: Why not?

Billy: Because I agree with my mother. Mamie is the one who’s a threat.

Christine: Hatred for phyllis is not what’s motivating me here, I swear.

Danny: Cricket, you practically seethe when you say her name. You can’t say that that’s not a factor here.

Christine: Okay, well, do I despise her? Yes, I do, and with good reason. But that has nothing to do with you and me.

[ Danny sighs ] Danny, I came to see you because I couldn’t leave things in such a mess. And I needed to know that I wasn’t crazy. That what I’ve been feeling is real, and we’ve been reconnecting. And it’s been exciting and– and special. And I’ve felt feelings that I haven’t felt in a really long time, I… please say it was real for you, too.

Danny: Of course, it was.

Christine: Okay. I needed to hear that. I just– I hate the idea of walking away from this and not giving us a chance. So, I promise, I– I will give very little thought to phyllis. It’s just she keeps forcing herself between us and riling things up, and it hurts me that you don’t see it. You just– you just let it happen.

Danny: I am not blind, okay? I understand how incredibly difficult she can be. I do.

Christine: That woman is a walking apocalypse.

Phyllis: Hey, um, well, so much for danny’s request for space.

Danny: Phyllis, please don’T.

Phyllis: Let me guess. Did christine summon you here because she wanted to give you some sort of lecture about big bad phyllis? How’s that going so far?

Danny: It’s not like that.

Christine: Can you just get your coffee and go? We’re having a private conversation.

Phyllis: Um, yeah, no problem. Um, listen, I’ll give you guys– I’ll give you guys some time. I just wanted to tell you because I forgot to tell you earlier at daniel’S. Um, I have a surprise for you. I got you tickets to that concert that you’ve been talking about.

Christine: Was she at your apartment earlier? Is that why you couldn’t get me out of there fast enough?

Danny: Yes, because I was afraid of this.

Christine: I don’t know. I mean, it’s–

Danny: Wait.

Christine: It’s– it’s as if you’re playing us off each other like you’re enjoying this.

Danny: Not a bit.

Phyllis: I actually am.

Christine: Okay, you shut it.

Danny: I couldn’T. You know what? Enough, you two. All right, like I said before, I don’t want any part of this. I really don’T. I– I can’t handle it. And if spending time with the two of you is gonna be this kind of drama, then you know what? I think it’s a big mistake for all of us. All right? I really do.

Mamie: Did I mishear or did billy abbott just say that he and jill both see me as a threat?

Nate: Why is that?

Billy: Because I agree with my mother. The only reason why you came back to town and put your money into chancellor-winters because that was your first step in trying to oust jill abbott, which is coincidentally something that tucker would like to see happen as well.

Mamie: I am so done with tucker after what he did to ashley. He tried to make me an ally, but I refused.

Billy: Oh, well, you might’ve changed your mind, but the impulse was still there. After all these years, you still tried to stick it to my mother, mamie. That’s saying something.

Mamie: And she’s trying to shore up the company by bringing you and her grandson in right now.

Nate: Okay, okay. I think, um, I think we all should take a breath.

Billy: I’m perfectly calm, nate. You asked me a question, I’m giving you an answer. I think it’s important that we lay our cards on the table.

Mamie: And now nate can see that I’m not causing conflict. It’s already here.

Nate: And if tucker is really coming for us, internal distrust will only help him. We need to be united.

Billy: If you really wanna help with that, nate, then I suggest you try to convince aunt mamie that coming after jill abbott is a fool’s errand. One that I guarantee will fail.

Audra: You’re still not sure you can trust me, are you?

Tucker: No more sure than you are that you can trust me.

Audra: You’re okay with that?

Tucker: I’m more than okay with it. I’m thrilled with anything that keeps that fire in your eyes. Because that fire might be my favorite thing in the whole world.

Audra: Oh, stop it.

Tucker: Stop it?

Audra: Okay, go ahead.

[ Phone chiming ] Oh.

[ Tucker grunts ] Who’s home? Dios mio! You are still keeping tabs on ashley, aren’t you?

Diane: Ashley, you, uh, you look exhausted. Why don’t you go upstairs, take a bath?

Jack: Yeah, that’s a great idea. Unpack, unwind, we can pick this up tomorrow.

Ashley: Stop it. Both of you, I don’t wanna take a bath and I don’t wanna unwind. I wanna know why you wanna have a family meeting about me. What did traci tell you about paris?

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Sally: We are in serious trouble. Everything we worked for, we could lose it all.

Chelsea: I just got off the phone with the teachers at connor’s school. The news was much worse than I thought.

Chance: Would you two care to join us?

Phyllis: Sure.

Nick: No, we’re not gonna do that. No, no, you guys seem to be, um, having a good time on your, uh, is it a date?

Cole: What’s wrong?

Victoria: It’s my father. As usual, he’s gone too far.

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[ Knock on door ] Hi. You didn’t have to knock. This is — this is your home, too. Oh, I must have miscalculated my variables. But which one? Angle, force, centrifugal force? Let it go, spinelli. We’re not here to reprogram a satellite’s reentry vector or recode the internet.

[ Laughs ] You can’t recode the internet. Oh, although… forget it. I got lucky with the vector reference. And to be honest, I didn’t know if “recode” was a real word. Look around. Do you see any children we’re related to? Do you hear the sounds of highly emotional children yelling? Do you s ee a sign for deception?

[ Chuckles ] Do you hear the sounds of… well, highly emotional grown-ups yelling? Uh, I do not. That means we are not at home and I am not at work. So, let’s lighten up and not take this too seriously. Yes, but precision and accuracy is kind of the name of the game. No, no, no, no, no. We’re here to have a good time and throw pieces of sharpened steel at a wall. Okay. You’re right, you’re right. Um, so let the unwinding begin. Thank you. Yes. Okey-dokey. Well, this is fun. And sure, I love turning walls into kindling as much as the next guy. But what do you say we raise the stakes a little? What’d you have in mind? Well, I love that one of spencer. Yeah. You know, I couldn’t tell at the time, but looking at all of these, he really was so cute. -[ Chuckles ] -Mm. It’s no wonder everybody let him get away with, you know… all sorts of stuff.

[ Br eathes deeply ]Hey, why don’t we take a break? No. No, it’s fine. I’m fine. Are you sure? Because it’s not a race. We could just come back to it after we get a snack or something. I just don’t know if I should even be doing this. Why? Because me posting all of these photos of me and spencer, it’s like I’m making it about myself. My loss, my grief. But he was my friend. And he was laura’s family, and…he was the love of trina’s life. One drink, that’s all. Then I’ll let you get on with your regularly scheduled evening. Mm. When you called in the favor from the mayor’s office, I didn’t expect it to begin and end with me and a drink. Mm. Why’s that? Do you see me as someone with zoning and permitting issues? Oh, I imagine you can solve those all on your own.

[ Chuckles ] I think you need to consider the much bigger picture. This drink? It’s all a part of the plan. Mm. I didn’t take you for someone who plays the long game. People aren’t always what they seem. Jagger cates. Been a long time. And yet still not long enough. And it’s john now. Oh, is that on your identification? So, uh, so, what do I call you — agent cates or my old pal or…

[ Scoffs ] We were never pals, sonny. Yeah. But maybe we can change that.


Um, I was thinking we split into two teams. Whoever gets the most points wins. And what exactly do we win? Oh, please, not a certificate. I have enough junk on my fridge already. How ’bout bragging rights until the people I’m bragging to get bored with how much I brag about my triumph? Well, I was — I was thinking that the losing team would pay for the winning team to have a night out on the town. I don’t know. Why does everything have to boil down to some competition reliant on brute strength? Hatchet-throwing isn’t about strength, spinelli. It’s about finesse and — and teamwork, togetherness. Yeah. Come on, spinelli, it’ll be fun. How are we going to separate into teams? Well, I mean, obviously, the two faces of deception have got to stick together. Don’t you think? Absolutely. Mm-hmm. The more we’re in sync, the better for deception’s marketing. Fine by me. I’m happy to do my victory dance in both your gorgeous faces. Wow. I see your competitive streak remains undiminished. Yeah, you wouldn’t say that if you knew how many games of “go fish” I purposely lose to our kids.

[ Laughs ] What do you say, teammate? Of course. Debating with myself the whole drive here — should I knock or just let myself in? It — that’s okay. I’ve been picking up for the last half hour, but then I lose track of what I’m doing and have to start all over. Mm. Um… if — if you’re, like, you’re rethinking the invitation or anything, it’s okay. I can just grab the papers that — that drew left me and I can — I can go, no harm, no foul. I’m not rethinking it. I’m happy you’re here. So, you still want me to stay the night? I-I know you — you said you wanted me here in the morning because the kids would want to see me in the morning, but is it just for tomorrow or… or are you asking me to — to come home for good? You know, I was doing the dishes, and one minute, I’m totally fine, and the next minute,

[Voice breaking] I have tears streaming down my face. There’s nothing wrong with that. You have to feel how you feel. No, I know. And I know that I have my own loss to grieve, but I don’t know how to do that and be a support system for trina. I mean, if I post these photos, won’t that be shocking to her? What, she’s scrolling through social media, and then, bam, there’s spencer? I mean, I don’t want to make things worse for her. I think it says a lot about your friendship with trina that you’re being so considerate about this. I really do. When, um… when oscar died… a lot of people reached out, and they told me how much they missed him. And there were times that was the only thing that got me through the day. Trina knows that you suffered a loss, too. She wouldn’t want you to hide it. No, she wouldn’T. What you wrote about spencer is — is straight from the heart and so beautiful. That’s a message to be shared. Excuse me for a second. I’m going to put in our order. Oh, the server should be here any second. A woman such as yourself should never be kept waiting. I’ll be right back. Dex, good to see you. Yeah. You, too, brick. Can I buy you a drink? No, thank you. I’m on call for sonny tonight, so I’m sticking with soda. But how ’bout I buy you one instead? What I’m planning to sip this evening might be above your pay grade. Maybe. Let’s find out. Frank. This won’t take long. We had our problems back in the day. That’s what you’re calling them? “Problems”? Whatever you want to call it, it was a long time ago. Things change. That may have been a long time ago for you, sonny, but it was yesterday for me. Yeah, well, you know, I did some things back then that I regret, but… …losing your brother was —

[ Scoffs ] After everything, you can’t say his name. Can’t say his name?

[ Laughs ] I named my son stone as a middle name because I considered, you know, stone family. Wow. Well, god help your family. Be careful. I am not here to talk about stone or karen or any part of our past. Okay, so what are you here to talk about? Are you here to tell me that the feds are going to look into my business? Or are you coming after me, john?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ] Nothing would make me happier than to see you behind bars. We both know that’s where you belong, and we both know all the reasons why, past and present. Then stop talking about it and take your best shot. I am not in port charles to take you down, sonny. I am here to save your life.

[ Chuckles ]


Okay, send. It’s out there. It’s a beautiful post. Mm. It really is. It captures who spencer was and your relationship with him. Yeah, well, I was really lucky to know him for so many years, even though sometimes he annoyed me so much it didn’t feel like it.

[ Carly and drew chuckling ] Well, that just means that you guys were really friends, that you really saw him, you know — the good, bad, and everything in between. Yeah. The good was really good.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, sorry. Oh, no, not you, too. What is it? Another advertiser threatening to pull out?

[ Sighs ] Triton luxury hotel and cruises. I’m not dealing with it right now. I’m not. I can’T. No, no, no, I got this one. I know the cfo. Let me handle this. I — [ Sighs ] It’s gonna be okay. Thank you. Yes. Okay. Thank you. Trina saw my post, and she loved it. See? I told you. Yeah. Now everyone is sharing their memories of spencer, and it’s great. Drew was right. Yeah, well, he frequently is.

[ Chuckles ] And it drives me crazy because sometimes I want to be right. But since it’s drew, it’s okay.

[ Both laugh ] Man, when I think of everything he’s done for our family and the fact that he can even make you smile through times like this, it’s amazing. He’s an impressive guy. I’m very grateful he’s in our lives. Does this night out include free babysitting? Sure. And what am I potentially paying for — an entire evening or just a dinner? I was thinking, you know, four hours? Enough for dinner and a movie. Or wine night at a spa. Okay, well, the event has to be something that both parties want to enjoy. And I don’t enjoy greasy hands poking me in the name of health and healing. I’ll think of something else. What about tips and parking? Someone needs to write this down. Maxie! I thought a bet would be fun. Not — not involve lawyers. Please. Fine. You’re on. Alright. Um, cody, might I have a word? Sure. No lawyers. What are you doing? Dude, I’m helping you get a date with maxie. No, no, no, no, no. Stop helping. Why? Why?

[ Breathes deeply ] You guys have been toggling back and forth between parent mode and — and roommate mode for way too long. Tonight, maxie needs to see another side of you. A sexy side. My sexy side has been best described as…subtle. I bet you got some moves. I’ve seen how you work a keyboard. I don’t know where you’re going with this, but please stop immediately.[ Chuckles ] Alright, alright. You’re an information guy, right? What do you got, like, some incredible playlists? I bet you got stuff no one’s ever even heard of, right?

[ Sighs ] Are you an aromatherapy wiz? What? You got something. Okay, look, before you — before you derailed my train of thought by detailing my failed dating profile, I was trying to relay that… I’m not interested in — in maximista. I don’t believe you. Oh, so that’s it, then? You — you say it, and it must be so? Look, you’re a good guy. You’re a good dad. You’re a genius with tech. You’re a total catch. Why don’t you just go for it, man? My relationship with maxie is purely platonic, okay? There was a time when we tried to make it more than that, and it became very clear that we’re better off as friends. So, despite your cupidinous, it’s going to stay that way. Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, this is not the first time I’ve been to a hatchet range. I’m not sure I’m hearing you right. You come into my office, tossing around accusations about things that happened 30 years ago. They were more than accusations. I don’t remember us, you know, having, uh, angel wings back then. Karen did. Yeah, karen did. And you married her, you cheated on her, and she divorced you. I guess none of us did right by her. You did a helluva lot worse than cheating. Alright, you know what? There are things that I did back then that I would have done differently. But this is when you’re going to shut your mouth because I let you come in here, get in my face, take a couple shots because I thought you were entitled to a couple shots. But you’re done. Your freebies are used up. Now, if this were 30 years ago — and you know this, john — I wouldn’t have given you this latitude. Oh, you’ve mellowed with age? Well, I’ve gotten smarter. I don’t have to prove it to you. That much is true. Then what are you doing standing here, talking about saving my life? Oh, trust me, it’s nothing i want to be doing. I would rather see you rot. That’s what you deserve. But as an fbi agent, it is my duty to notify you that you are in danger. You know what? I don’t care because I-I’m — I’m doing just fine. I don’t need any help from the feds. Oh, well, I guess I got it wrong, then. You got what wrong? Imagine my concern when my colleagues and I discovered that you were the target of a very public attack in an action area filled with civilians. You’re talking about — the metro court shooting. Trust me when I tell you we know more than you think. We know that curtis ashford was a bystander — collateral damage. We know that either you or anna devane may have been the intended target. But our assessment is that that bullet was meant for you. Thank you. Been, uh, saving for a rainy day. How much rain do you think you’re gonna get? Looks like you’re fixing to build an ark. You never know. That’s true. That’s true. You never know. I appreciate the drinks. Take care. Enjoy your evening. Sorry to keep you waiting. It won’t happen again. Oh, thank you.Thank you. So, what should we toast to? Your secret plan?

[ Chuckles ] We can toast to whatever you like.

[ Chuckles ] But I won’t be keeping any secrets from you. Oh, so much for the “secret” part of the plan. I know you’re only here with me because you felt you owed me a favor. Oh, that’s not true. Well, not entirely true. It’s alright. I don’t mind a bit. How many chances does a guy like me get to be seen with a woman like you?

[ Scoffs ] Okay. Beautiful, intelligent, accomplished. I consider myself quite a lucky man, but not that lucky. But you see, it’s all a part of the plan.


Tell me everything before they get back. Did you and cody finally admit you’re crazy about each other and should be dating? Maxie, your romance-colored glasses are distorting your vision. Are you sure? Maybe you should get yourself a pair. Cody and I did actually talk, and we both decided that it’s better we stay friends.

[ Scoffs ] For the time being. Congratulations. That sounds very adult and mature of you, but I don’t get it. If a great guy were into me, I’d be with him in a heartbeat. Okay. Quick question. How good are you with a hatchet? How good is anyone? I just meant, you know, you want to have fun, not stress out about it, okay? Well, I won’t, because I won’t be participating in this charade. Okay, so, what you want to do is have kind of a firm but loose grip on the handle. That’s contradictory. Bring it up past your ear. You don’t want to tilt left or right. Aim with your elbow, lead with your chest. Lead — aim with your elb– yep. Okay. Alright, well, maybe you’ll find your inner viking once we get going. Mine’s gonna be sitting this one out. What does that mean? Nothing. I just mean I feel an off night coming. You’re going to cheat. That’s dishonorable. Dude, do you want a date with maxie or not? Okay, ladies, why don’t you pick up your hatchets? And, uh, may the best team win. Drew was so wonderful when your grandmother passed away. I mean, sure, I could have handled it all on my own, but I didn’t have to. He was with me every step of the way. One more reason to be grateful for him. Are you okay? Crisis averted. Oh, actually, I’m so sorry. I’ve got to go. I’m meeting dex at the savoy. I’m surprised you’re up for that. Uh, so was dex, but one of his favorite bands is playing. And, honestly, just being with him and listening to music is exactly what I need right now. Oh. I hear that. Okay. Okay. I love you. I love you, too. Thank you so much. Yeah, of course. Anytime. -I’ll see you guys soon. -Okay. Oh. [ Sighs ] I wish I could spare her this kind of grief, you know? Just add it to the list of things we want to spare our kids.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, that’s a long list. And it’s getting longer every day. I appreciate what you said to her earlier. She thinks the world of you. I think the world of her, too. I just — I hope that I can always live up to her expectations. Well, if you managed to talk triton off the ledge, you’d be my hero, too. Yeah.

[ Laughs ] So, about that… what? What about it? Are they going to extend their contract? Come on, tell me. Actually, that’s up to you. I wish I could tell you, but I don’t know yet. And that’s — that’s okay. It’s okay. I-I’ll wait as long as it takes. ‘Cause

when I –if I-I move back in again, I-I want you to be fully confident in your decision. Part of me is worried that if we, you know, rush back in and pretend as if nothing happened, someday we’ll end up back here in the very same position.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. I-I-I get it. I [Scoffs] — I have the exact same fear. I try not to think about it because… …I just — I dread the thought, especially now. Why now?

[ Sighs ] Because I’m trying to put the things that I wrecked back together again and do it right. I mean, before I came here, I went to go talk to my dad, and I came clean about everything. That must have been difficult. Yeah, well, I owed it to him to be honest, including how I blackmailed nina. That couldn’t have been easy for him to hear. Or for you to say. No, it — it wasn’T.

[ Sighs ] Yeah, it’s — it’s going to take a while for me and my dad to get back to who we were again, but at least we’re being honest with each other. Well, I’m happy to hear that there’s hope. Hope is where it all starts. Yeah, you know, willow, there wouldn’t — there wouldn’t have been any without you, because if you — if you didn’t encourage me, I wouldn’t have gone and talked to him. I thought it was a lost cause. Maybe I don’t believe in lost causes. Well, lucky me.

[ Chuckles ] What you did was… misguided. But I know you. I know you, michael, and nothing is more important to you than protecting the kids and me. I know your intentions were good. Just my methods you have a problem with. At the end of the day, it’s not about what you’ve done. It’s about what you’re doing to make things right. You’re telling me you got a string of hits on mob guys across the country, and you think they’re all connected? We know they’re connected. Well, what are you talking to me for? Because I’m a coffee importer. You’re also the target of a shooting. Well, you know, the coffee biz has been pretty rough the last couple of years — climate change. The fbi knows the pool shooting was connected to the others. Same M.O. On the shooter, same type of firearm, same target profile. Sounds like you know everything. Why don’t you go catch the guy? Give me a break, sonny. I know you’re not sitting around doing nothing. You’re looking for the shooter, too. But I have the resources to catch this guy. Then do it. If you cooperate and tell me what you know, I can end this quick and neat. Jagger, you want my help? All you got to do is ask.


Anytime that there’s a change at the top, advertisers get a little bit nervous. I-I was expecting some phone calls. As many as there have been? There haven’t been that many. Look, I sang your praises to the guy at triton. I explained that the hit piece that gemma wrote for the gazette, that was just what it was — it was a hit piece. I hate that you have to do this for me. What? Tell the truth? You are the right person for the job. The fact that you got salvadore back to deception for the cover shoot proves just that. And even triton knew who salvadore was. Well, I’m not surprised. I may have been a little too convincing, to be honest. Why? What do you mean? Well, triton is going to stay at crimson…

[ Breathes sharply ] …If and only if you are going to be the editor-in-chief for the long haul. Oh, drew! Come on! That was not the plan. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a good plan. Look, all we got to do, just…

[ Sighs ] …We present a united front, right? We show a little stability, we eke out a little bit of growth, and then we’re on our way. I don’t know. I don’t — you are the right person for the job. And I know it’s early days. But you like the work. I can tell you like the work. Just admit it. Okay, fine. Okay, fine. Yes. I mean, the more that I settle into the role, the more I enjoy it, but nina’s not going to make it easy. She has connections in the fashion industry, throughout the whole thing, and she’s already seizing every opportunity to sabotage me. I cannot believe that woman. She sends me to prison, she nearly gets me killed, and she’s still not satisfied. Because it’s nina. She’s petty, and she’s vindictive, and she’s not going to stop. Not until we stop her. I’m gonna get michael back on the phone. I’m — I’ll bet you he’s going to reconsider once he hears all this. Reconsider what? So, drew a nd I had a chanceto talk when he was here, dropping off that paperwork. And if you spend five minutes with him, you can see the kind of pain he’s in, and that pain is changing him.

[ Sighs ] Well, maybe he just — he just needs some time. No, michael, it’s — it’s more than that. He… there’s this cruel streak that wasn’t there before. He wants nina to suffer like he suffered. Yeah, I mean — [ Sighs ] I mean, can you blame him? Well, no, of course not. But I also know that payback isn’t going to help drew heal. That’s for drew to decide. All I know is that I can’t have any part of it. But, willow, you and the kids mean more to me than anyone. So… and you — you can decide whatever kind of relationship you want with nina. I’ll — I’ll — I’ll accept whatever you decide. I hate what nina did. It was petty and vindictive. Your mother makes her feel insecure. And she wanted carly out of the way, and she didn’t care how much damage she did. Because at the e nd of the day,nina only cares about herself. But we can’t let nina destroy our relationship the way that she’s destroyed hers with sonny. I have no idea what my dad is going to do. I don’t think he does. I don’t want that uncertainty for us. But, you know, trust is rebuilt slowly, and we have to respect each other enough to be honest. I agree. I promise to try if you will. I believe in positive energy. Some might call it luck. It all starts with one drink with a beautiful, gorgeous woman. But who knows what happens next? Hm. I’m not sure I get it. Are you planning to win the lottery on your way home? No, no, no. It’s the little things. You get home from a long, hard day of work, and the leftovers are still good, or your favorite movie’s playing. Or there’s a piece of sheet cake right out there, waiting for you, and you don’t even have to ask for it. Mm. I’d have to fight you for that. You wouldn’t have to. Okay, so a latte on the house from my favorite coffee shop because they mixed up an order. Or daffodils blooming on my birthday. See? There you go. The unexpected pleasures. Like being here with you tonight. Oh! I’m so happy to see you. I saw your post about spencer. Had to be hard to write. Are you sure you’re up for this? Yeah. I’m fine. Fine-ish. I just want to be with you. Me, too. But if you change your mind, we can go whenever. Okay. Cranberry soda? Yes. Thank you. If you want to play games, fine by me. I’ll tell my boss I made the ask and you turn me down, like I expected. Sorry you wasted your time. And when they take you out, which they will, I will have a clear conscience. I wish I could help you, but I can’t ’cause I don’t know anything. And even if I did, why would I tell somebody who’s hated me for two decades? Because he’s putting all that behind him. Why can’t you? I appreciate it, but this is the end of our conversation. If you won’t talk to save your own skin, what about the people around you, including your esteemed colleagues who are in the line of fire? Curtis ashford can’t walk, sonny. How do you think he’s going to react when he finds out that you won’t do everything you can to find the guy who shot him?


Willow was blindsided when she found out that michael blackmailed nina. You know he’s not staying at the gatehouse. I know. Then I’m surprised. Why would you ask michael to help you go after nina? I think willow was upset that michael was going behind her back instead of telling her everything nina had done. Believe me, willow is not in any hurry to defend nina. I-I know that, and — and willow loves you, and she’s appalled by what nina did. So, why not make nina pay? Because I don’t want to make nina pay. I mean, focusing on nina only gives her more power than she deserves, and I don’t want to do that. I mean, the best revenge is to make nina irrelevant, to — to move on with our lives. And let her get away with everything that she’s done? I’m not letting her get away with anything. I just want to focus on doing what’s right for the magazine and what’s right for us. I’m not sure I agree that it’s what’s best. Oh, my god. Really? Nina is living proof at how revenge can backfire. She had everything she said she wanted. She was engaged to sonny, she found out that willow was her daughter, and she could have focused on that. But instead, she came after me. And, yes, you were damaged in the process, but nina was damaged. She’s all but lost sonny, and probably willow, too. She’s got more to lose. And believe me, she will. I understand more than you know how you feel about nina. But if you want me to stay on at crimson, you’re going to have to leave nina alone. Willow, I am in, 100%. Good. And I know that, see, moving back in doesn’t mean that we still don’t have work to do. And — and — and I’ll do it. I’ll do it. All of it. Does it have to be all work, though? What do you have in mind? I don’t know. Maybe we could talk. Catch up. Have a glass of wine. I woul d love all of that.[ Door opens, footsteps ] Hey, daddy! Hey! What are you doing awake? I have to show you my new magic trick before you go. It’s incredible. Oh. Hey, guess what. Daddy’s staying tonight. In that case, my three new magic tricks.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, yeah? Are they all incredible? Okay. Now? Now. Alright. We have to ask your mommy. It is more than okay. It’s really four magic tricks. Ah, okay, I had a feeling. Alright, let’s go. Lead the way. I’ll wait up until after the show. You know, we got a lot riding on this bet. I can give you some pointers if you want. Sure. Let’s hear what you got. Okay, well, the thing a lot of people don’t know about hatchet throwing is it’s all about the mind-body connection. It’s kind of spiritual. Okay. In order to come through for you, I will do everything in my power, including but not limited to prayer and soul-selling. Spinelli, I-I-I really don’t care if we lose. I’m just happy to get out of the house. You know, I-I’m kind of trying to just stay out of your way at home, but if I — if… I can do more if — if you tell me. I’m so beholden to you for taking me on you know, I… as a tenant. I was worried about how our living together would work. But it’s been kind of great, right? I mean, I’m almost hoping the pipes in your apartment never get fixed.

[ Laughs ] And that’s crazy, right? No. [ Chuckles ] You know what? You should build a hatchet range on that estate you want to buy. Oh, at s-serenity? Yeah, sure. I mean, if I’m ever in the position to buy that place, the first thing to go in will be a hatchet range. Hey, why are you doubting it? I know you can make it happen.

[ Chuckles ] Sure hope so. These good looks aren’t going to last forever.

[ Laughs ] There is a lot more to you than your good looks. Really? Like what? Hey, are you guys going to throw the hatchet or what? Alright, alright, alright, chill out, maxie. Wait your turn. Maxie: What?! Oh, my… we’re being hustled. What happened to curtis is a tragedy, and whoever did that… is going to pay, but I’ve been around long enough to know when a fed is trying to provoke me. Then let me give you a warning. Whoever this shooter is, he knows your world. He knows how you move. And if he’s come for you, that only means one thing. It means he’s already in your house. So watch your back. Thanks. Tell me the truth, joss. Do you really want to be here? So, you mentioned daffodils. I did, didn’t I? Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ] Favorite flower? Definitely on the list.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Excuse me. I do want to be with you. Here, with all these people? No. [ Chuckles ] Then let’s get out of here.

[ Sighs ] I hate to do this more than you know, but I have to go. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the wonderful evening we’ve had. Maybe our paths will cross again in the future. That’s the plan. I have your number, and now you have my private line. Maybe my luck will hold.


This is the last time you and I are going to be alone like this. If you want to talk to me, you got to call my lawyer, diane miller. You’ll like her. So that’s it? That’s the way it’s gonna be? That’s the way it’s gonna be. Hey, jagger. For the last time, it’s john. Hey, john. Welcome back.

[ Door closes ] Sorry that, uh, took so long. I don’t think wiley’s magic act is quite ready for vegas yet.

[ Chuckles ] You got me pretty good with that last one. Must have been your tutelage. Mm. Also, I come here a lot. Really? I wouldn’t have pegged you as a frequent thrower. Yeah, it’s been a tough couple of years. Some days, I would come in here, and I didn’t even care about throwing. I would have just chopped up the furniture or anything else I got my hands on. But I would settle for throwing my hatchet as far as I could at the wall. You mean — you mean at the target? Do I?

[ Both laugh ] Anyway, um, a few visits later, and voil. Well, thankfully, one of us had a good night. Sorry, I-I feel like my game kind of let us down. Yep. I noticed that your game was off. It’s almost like you didn’t want us to win.

[ Both laugh ] Yes! I don’t want to brag. Who am I kidding? Of course I want to brag. I’m on fire tonight. Whoo! Alright, it’s your turn, spinelli.

[ Exhales sharply ] Spinelli! Yay!

[ Both laugh ] If it’s that important to you, I… …will hit a pause on anything to do with nina. But I don’t want you staying at crimson if you’re unhappy there. I’m not unhappy. I’m not at all. I mean, in — in fact, I’m warming up to the idea of staying on as editor-in-chief long term. I am. I love the people I get to work with, and the fashion industry is thrilling. You’re going to be blown away by the artists you get to meet. You’re going to be blown away. I can’t wait. But I-I just want to stay for the right reasons. Not to get back at nina, but to build something great… with you. Well, I love the sound of that. I’m really sorry about missing the show. I’m right where I want to be. Sonny. Sonny: Yeah. I found something. Someone in your organization has an offshore bank account. The kind with too many zeroes. Three guesses as to who it belongs to. I just need one — dex.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[Theresa sighs]

God, I just can’t help myself. Every time the s version of “Pride and Prejudice” comes on, I just– I have to watch. I mean, don’t you think it’s just the most amazing love story?

I mean–

How the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth just develops, and how they’re so drawn to each other right from the start, but misconceptions get in the way?

As they often do.

True.

Mm.

But yet, they grew to understand that judging from first impressions isn’t always the best way to go and that sometimes if you just wait it out and just give the person a chance to reveal who they really are.

Yeah, maybe in the movies, but in real life, I’m not so sure.

Come on, Alex. When you and I first met, I was a hot mess.

Aw.

And then you– you really took the time to know me. And look at us now.

[soft dramatic music]


You’ve been twirling that same piece of pasta around your fork for the past five minutes.

Yeah, well, it’s not like I have much of an appetite right now. Do we really have to have this conversation with her?

Tripp, we already decided. OK? We can’t keep walking around on eggshells. And besides, it’s out of respect for your mother that you have to– that wehave to talk to her.


Talk to me about what?


I am all ears.


 

[sighs]

[groans]

[items clattering] Ow! Damn it! You got to be kidding me.

[huffs]

[dramatic music]

Get out! Get out!


What the hell are you doing? You scared the heck out of me!

What the–

Put the gun down!

What are you doing down here?

[groans]


Oh, my gosh. I love her little backstroke with all the kicking and splashing.

It’s like she was intentionally trying to make us laugh with all the splashing. Right? You could see it in her eyes.

Yeah. Well, she’s obviously inherited your slapstick sense of humor.

Mm. Well, could be. I admit I am a splasher from way back.

 

[laughs] Well, whoever she got it from, she’s just– she’s just so sweet and funny. And she’s more and more aware of the world around her each day.

It’s a really special time, isn’t it?

Yeah. I’m really, really glad that we get to experience this together.


Gee, Charlotte. You know, I thought after you won five games of Fish, you’d be tuckered out.

I want a chance to win. Let’s play again.

 

[sighs]

Hey! What’s going on down here? I told you guys to go upstairs and go to bed.

We’re not tired, Daddy.

Not tired? You could barely keep your eyes open the last game of Go Fish. Come on. Let’s go. Go brush your teeth.

I already did. See?

[bell rings]

Sweetheart, you really should listen to your father.

OK. Can you tell us one story?

Well, I know that Uncle Doug is upstairs waiting to tell you a story or read one to you. But I thought… maybe we could make it a two-story night tonight.

Yay! Should I go grab you a book?

No, no, because this is a story that I know by heart. And I think you both are grown up enough to understand it. So make yourselves comfortable, kiddos. It’s going to be really good. Relax, sweetie pie.

[soft tender music]

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


Come on, Alex. When you and I first met, you didn’t really think we were going to end up together, did you?

Probably not, but I also never voted against it either.

OK. Good answer.

Mm.

Well, now we are indeed together.

Mm-hmm.

And tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. So–

Yeah. So OK. My bad. Um… all right, babe, I never really took you for the type of person that gets worked up over Valentine’s Day. So I do admit I didn’t plan anything very crazy for us.

What? Are you–what? Are you kidding? I love Valentine’s Day. I mean, that is when it’s with somebody that I really care about.

You care about me?

Yeah.

Mm.

So I don’t know. Maybe at this point, it’s probably too late to make a reservation somewhere. So what do you think? Should we just stay in?

I think I’m down to do whatever makes you happy.

 

[chuckles] News flash, Alex. Being with you is what makes me happy.


So what do you want to discuss with me?

Tripp, we need to get this out in the open.

OK. Yep. You’re right. You’re right. We do. Um…

[soft jazz music playing]


I’m waiting.

Mom, last night when we walked in on you and Stefan, it was really awkward.

OK. Yeah. So this is what this is about. OK, listen. I know that you weren’t thrilled to see us together. And I am sorry.

No. No, Mom. There’s nothing to be sorry about. No, I, uh–I realize now that I was out of line. And I shouldn’t have given you a hard time about it.

It’s OK, Tripp.

No, no, no it’s not. It’s not. I acted like an immature jerk. And you did not deserve that. And Wendy and I may not think that Stefan is the best choice for you. But if we’re all going to be living under the same roof, then we need to respect each other’s boundaries. Like I said, Stefan isn’t my first choice but–

The heart wants what the heart wants. Emily Dickinson’s most famous quote. Yeah?

I’m impressed you know that.

Well, I did take a poetry course in college. And she was– she was my favorite. She still is. Anyway, listen, I’m so glad you guys aren’t upset anymore. And it really, it means the world to me.


You scared the hell out of me.

Well, right back at you.

What are you doing down here anyway?

I was hungry, OK?

Oh, OK. Well, you were supposed to stay in your room. What if someone saw you?

I was careful.

 

[scoffs] Well, not so careful that your own mother didn’t pull a gun on you.

The pub is closed. Nobody’s here. It’s no big deal, all right? You worry too much.

Well, clearly, one of us has to do that.

[soft tense music]

Once upon a time, in a land called Salem, there stood an enchanted house, Horton House, that had sheltered its family for generations. And you two are part of its magic. So, ready to hear a little history?

Ready.

Ready. Great.

[chuckles] A long, long time ago…


There was a fine young doctor named Thomas Horton and his lady wife, Alice. They came to live in this grand old house. They’re your great-great-grandparents. They raised all of their children here. And one of their children was named Bill. Now he was a doctor, too. And he fell in love with this– with this lady fair and wise. Her name was Laura. And they were blessed to have a beautiful baby girl, so beautiful they named her Jennifer Rose.


Your grandma. What do you think happened next?

What?

Well, she grew up. And she fell in love with this tall, dashing man who made her laugh named Jack Deveraux. And he is your grandpa.


Then they were blessed with another baby girl even more beautiful, and they named her Abigail Johanna.

Our mommy!

Your mommy. They gave her the old-fashioned name to honor Grandma Alice’s mother, Abigail, and Jack’s mother, Josephine.


There’ll be a quiz on this later.

Wait, really?

 

[laughing] No, not really. Not really. Uh– Julie is joking.

Whew.

Well, when your mommy was a little girl like you, she loved being in this house. Sometimes she’d go into– into Grandpa Tom’s library, climb up on his lap, and just beg him to tell her a story just like you.


And Grandma Alice, best grandma in the whole world, because she gave all of us her heart. And sometimes when we were naughty, she’d be very disappointed. Aunt Julie was often naughty. And Grandma Alice would say, Julie, that’s not the way we do.


Grandpa Tom was a very great man. He had a soul full of kindness. He was the only person who could calm us all down in times of chaos.

I really wish I could have met Tom and Alice.

They would have loved you so much, not just for your good qualities, Chad, but because… because you loved Abigail so.


And so children, this magical house was always full of joy even in tearful times because it was a house built on love. And that’s a tradition, the heart and tradition of love and support. And that’s yours in good times and in bad. You can count on that. I can remember when I was about your size. Coming home from school, I’d open that front door, open the door, smell these wonderful smells coming out of Alice’s kitchen. The magic donuts.

Can we make some of her donuts now?

Nice try.

[laughter] Nice try, Thomas. No, no. But I’ll make us a fresh batch tomorrow.

Donuts?

[laughter] This house is– it really is a blessing for us.

For all of us.


We make a great team, don’t we?

We do indeed.

 

[chuckles] You know, you really should get out of those wet clothes.

[soft dramatic music] I mean I can help you.

You’re right, I– I really should get out of these wet clothes. And, um…

Yeah, you should.

And, uh, go for a run. Yeah. That sounds good. Go for a quick run.

[tense jazzy music]


Really? A run? Right now?


[exhales deeply]

It’s good to see the Bistro busy again.

Yeah. I know it’s been tough for you guys since New Year’s Eve.

Yeah, yeah. It was a real struggle, but Stephanie’s got a great PR plan in place. And it’s getting us back on track.

Yeah. It looks like it’s already working.

Yeah, yeah? It is actually. It’s a big relief.

It’s hard to believe what’s going on in our little town. I know firsthand what’s happening. I see it every day with the amount of OD patients coming in in crazy numbers.

Yeah. Yeah, well, it is heartbreaking to see what’s going on in Salem. But I got a feeling it’s all going to turn around real soon.

Oh, yep. That’s definitely the running attire.

Excuse me?

Well, it’s just my observation, but you have a very specific running outfit, which is completely different than the one that you wear for weightlifting and cardio at the gym.

Oh, yeah. That is true. I mean, my running clothes have to be able to breathe, and wick moisture, and keep me warm when it’s cool, and cool when it’s hot, so yeah, I’m kind of picky about them.

Clearly. And I don’t think that this obsession is limited to your running clothes. It’s like you have all these different uniforms for all these different activities in your life. Like work, running, socializing, relaxing.

I like to be properly attired for all occasions.

But what would happen, and now hear me out. What would happen if, God forbid, they discontinued all the fancy designer shirts that you wear to work?

Oh, perish the thought. I mean, when I pop on one of my Eton shirts, I’m in work mode. But when I put on this–

Uniform.

Fine, this uniform, my body flips a switch, and it’s time to go and run. I believe the psychobabble term for it is fashion OCD.

Mm. Well, whatever it’s called, it’s just one of the many endearing qualities that make you you.


Mm.

 

[sighs]

Mm! Want some?

No. I’m not hungry.

Come on. I’ll split it with you.

No. I don’t want–

Abby.

Lucas, I don’t want any.

[door opens]

Come on.

God, Lucas, you got a death wish?

What?

OK, look, it’s OK.

No. No, it’s not, OK, Kate. Him being out in the public like this is a major security risk. That’s it. Snack time’s over. Let’s go back upstairs.

Come on. Really?

Let’s go.

Oh, hold on. Hold on just a little.

[tense music]

OK. So we’ll have dinner in. We’ll order takeout.

Mm?

What do you want to do for the rest of the day?

Hmm. Let’s see. Um… It’ll be really nice to take a little morning stroll, maybe into town. And then we can get some coffee and maybe some pastries at Sweet Bits.

Sounds good.

Mm?

Maybe we can work for a few hours from home, too.

Yeah. Fine.

Good.

I’m good with that. I just would like to go to a meeting after work.

How did your meeting go today?

It was good.

Good.

Yeah. Actually, Brady was there, too.


Brady? What the hell was Brady doing there?

All right.

Hey. Careful with him. You know, he’s still recovering.

Yeah, which is another reason you shouldn’t be taking a risk like that. If anybody saw you, you’re a sitting duck. You can’t defend yourself.

Harris, come on, man. I’ve been cooped up in this room day after day. What do you want me to do? For what? I mean, have you and your cronies even made one iota of progress on this case?

I get it. I get it. You’re frustrated. It’s going to be over soon. I just need you to hang in there just a little while longer. Can you do that?


And now, Thomas and Charlotte, it really is time for bed.

Can you tell us one more story?

No, no, no, no. You have school tomorrow, remember? And you want to be well-rested for your Valentine’s Day party so come on.

I’m not tired yet.

Sweetie pie, Uncle Doug is waiting to tell you a story. Why don’t you find your very favorite book and bring it to him? OK? Night-night.

Come on.

Sleep tight.

[soft tender music]

Come on. I love you.


[both chuckle softly]

Oh, sweetheart, we have to cherish these moments. You know, before long, they’ll be in their growing-up years. They’ll have their little friends. And they’ll have all their activities. And they’re not going to ask us to tell them a story.

Time really does fly by, doesn’t it?

Mm-hmm.

You know, it’s, um… life though, it’s been– felt… a bit more normal lately. Yeah. You know, I mean the kids, you know, they miss their mom, of course, but… they don’t cry about it as much. And they’re doing a lot better in school. They’re doing better and better in general. And we have you and Doug to thank for that. So thank you.

That’s what we’re here for. That’s what families are for.


[chuckles softly]


You don’t think it’s a little late to be running?

Well, sometimes a little night air is exactly what I need…

[soft dramatic music] To push me to work out harder.


I know a hard workout. Granted, no night air. But it wouldn’t require you to leave.


So Brady just happened to be there at your meeting?

Yeah. He got there a little bit after I did.

Ah. So he’s spying on you.

What? Alex, no. He didn’t even know I was going to be there.

 

[scoffs]

Listen. Brady went there for the same reason that I did.

Mm.

[soft dramatic music] Look. This is a hour coin. You get one of these when you’ve been sober for a day. And then after a month, a year, two years, and so on, and so on, and you get a different coin. And over the years, when I would feel myself slipping into self-destructive thoughts, I would… grip on to this coin like a life preserver. Like I’m doing right now. That’s how it works. You show up just like Brady did, just like I did. And you’re there for each other one day at a time. Brady needed that meeting just as much as I did.


So did you get the support you needed today?

Yeah, definitely.

Good. Yet you still think you want to go to another meeting tomorrow?

Yeah. I do.

[soft dramatic music] Alex. Addiction is– it’s a lifelong disease. I would think that–

[chuckles softly] You would have read about that and you would know that. Especially since your roommate is a recovering addict.

No, did. I did. I read a fair amount about it. Yeah.

OK, then I would assume that you’d also know that somebody who is struggling with addiction… has this constant voice in their head that’s telling them that if they just get high… that all their worries and anxiety will just go away.


And when I go to these meetings, I’m able to quiet that voice.


Right. I understand that.

I mean, there are people in my group who are , years sober and they still go to regular meetings.

What about you? Do you think you’ll be going to meetings for the rest of your life?

Yeah. Most likely. Because I have to be vigilant every day and accept that I am… I’m an addict. And I have to constantly quiet that voice in my head.


Are you going to be able to accept that about me?


Sorry. I had to take that call. So wait, do you guys have Valentine’s plans?

Oh, well, we’re definitely doing the geocaching event.

Mm-hmm.

Oh, yeah. You know, I heard about that event. But all right, listen, I might be a little older. But can you explain what geocaching is exactly? I don’t–

Oh, it’s like a– think of it as a treasure hunt with a tech twist.

Hmm. Well put.

Mm-hmm.

So a bunch of items will be hidden around town. And participants will be using an app to try to find them as quickly as possible. So it’s a race.

Yeah. But the item you find may not be like a tangible object. It could just be a location where you have to complete a task or answer a trivia question.

Hmm. So I guess the main objective of the whole thing is just to bring the community together?

Yeah. Exactly. It’s something that families can do together, or friends or couples, you know, whoever just wants to join in and celebrate the day together.

Hmm. Nice. Well, you know, we could definitely use something uplifting like that in the town right now. We could all use a reason to smile.

 

[sighs] Lucas, we’re all doing our best. OK? With any luck, this whole thing will be over soon, especially now that the article in “The Spectator” dropped.

The one about the drug epidemic. Where I was the unnamed source.

What?

[Harris sighs] Are you kidding me? When did you talk to reporters? No, no, no, no. Stop! No, no. What were you thinking of, talking to reporters?

I had the same reaction initially, Kate, because your son, without my knowledge, thought it’d be a great idea to call Chad DiMera over and have a little chat.

Oh, my God, Lucas.

Don’t worry about it. Relax. Everything’s going to be fine, all right? I trust Chad. I trust Everett. They’re not going to give up their source. They wouldn’t do that.

[suspenseful music]

[Kate sighs]

You know, I have always wondered what was in that cabinet.

Well, this is Grandpa Tom’s special cognac. It was brought to him by a grateful patient all the way from France. And on great occasions, it would appear from nowhere, and he’d pour us just a little sip. So we could toast.

Well, I’m honored that you feel this is a worthy enough occasion for Tom’s special cognac.

Oh, eminently worthy because we’re drinking to family, and family is what the Hortons are all about.

To family.

[glasses clink]

[soft dramatic music]


I think we both could do with some good old-fashioned adult time. Don’t you agree?

Actually, I’m finding it very difficult to disagree.


Then don’t.


Ah, Sarah, I– I really do need to get in some road time. And right now would be the perfect opportunity–


Xander, please stay.


Alex, you have been so supportive. And I don’t mean to put you on the spot, but I need you to understand how important my recovery is to me.

[soft dramatic music] Especially because I really have to be strong. For my son.


And even though Tate doesn’t know that I slipped, I still feel like I’ve let him down. And I cannot let that happen again. I can’t ever let that happen again.

You’re a good mom, Theresa.

Oh, God. I’m a lucky mom. Tate is a great kid. And with all my dumb, stupid mistakes, he still puts up with me. He still even loves me most of the time. And… I cannot ever undermine that connection that I have to him.


He is– he’s my one constant in my life that gives me hope for the future, you know? As corny as that sounds, it’s–


What? What are you thinking?

[Alex sighs]

I was just thinking that connection… between a parent and their kids, how it can literally change overnight.

[suspenseful music]


Well, I have a few things I need to wrap up before the big day tomorrow.

[chuckles] So I’m just going to let you two enjoy the rest of your evening together.

I’m glad we got to talk, Mom.

Me, too. Love you, honey.

Love you, too.

[smooches]

[soft jazz music playing]


Are you OK?

Definitely. Thank you for encouraging me to sort things out with her.

I’m so glad you did. So what do you want to do after the big Cupid event tomorrow? Dinner and a movie maybe?

Maybe.


Do you already have something in mind?

Actually, I do.

[Wendy chuckles] All right, see, I’m taking off work tomorrow.

Uh-huh?

And I thought I would start the day off by making you an incredible breakfast in bed, French toast and bacon.

Oh. Well, I’m liking this plan so far.

Mm-hmm. And then after Steph’s event, I figured we could come home, change, and then head out for a night of magic and dancing.

Magic and dancing? So like magic in the air?

No. Like a real life magic show. There’s a pop-up magic lounge happening tomorrow night, and it’s very hush-hush. I was able to score some tickets.

 

[chuckling] You definitely put some thought into this.

Yeah. And then I figured afterwards, we could dance under the stars on the rooftop and maybe a nightcap of that Amaro you like so much.

That sounds perfect.

[chuckles softly] I’m sure this Valentine’s Day will be one to remember.


[Wendy chuckles]

So… you forget about going out in that nasty cold night air… And just stay here with me.

Sarah, I’m sorry, but…

[somber dramatic music] I really do need that run right now.


[phone beeps]


[Xander sighs]


[baby fussing] Oh.

Oh, no. I got it. I got it.

OK. Well, I won’t be long. Don’t wait up.


[door closes]


 

[sighs]

Lucas, I just got you back. If anything happens to you–

Mom, if what I said in that article even saves one person, it’s worth the risk.

[phone beeps]

I got to go. You stay here in this room for the rest of the night.

All right. I will. I guess I’ve had enough drama for one night anyway, but keep it down when you come back in. I’m going to try to get some sleep, OK?

[soft tense music]


[tense music]

[clears throat]

Thank you for sharing the story of this home with me and the kids tonight. It was amazing and really lifted my spirits. I mean, you always do, no matter what story you’re– what story you’re telling me.

Oh, you’re too kind. You know, I love to talk about the family. I love to talk about us as we were then. Before so many of them went away forever.

Me, too.

You understand.

Yeah, I do.

Chad, when I look in your children’s eyes… I see all the love that you showered on Abigail.

I can see it all the time as well. You know, I do feel her presence here in this home.

I feel it, too.

When I’m in this home…

[delicate dramatic music]


I feel like I can breathe. Knowing that the kids are in the right place. And that they’re safe. And you know, me too. And it’s like we’re home.


Honey, you are. You’re home.


[soft tense music]

[Xander panting]

So does Doug have a hot date cooked up for the two of you for Valentine’s Day?

 

[laughing] Oh, my. Not that I’m aware of. But he loves surprises, so I’ll keep hoping. How about you? How about you and the kiddies?

Well, we’re going to attend the geocache event if the kids haven’t crashed from all the candy they’re going to eat at the Valentine’s Day party.

They’ll be up for it, sweetie. They’ve got energy to burn.

[ominous music]


And here we are.

[chuckles]

What’s this for?

[Wendy chuckles]

Well, on this Valentine’s Eve, I thought that I’d propose a toast.

Oh.

[Ava chuckles]

To love. What? Too on the nose?

It works for me.

Me, too.

Well, OK then. As long as there is love in our hearts, there is hope for a new day… and the promise for happiness to come.

I’ll drink to that.

Hear, hear. To love.

To love.

To love.


[tense music]


 

[sighs]


[sighs]


He left his phone.

[phone beeps]


Is what done?


OK, I’m going to shoot off a couple of emails before I go to bed, but do you need any help straightening up out here?

No. There’s not much to do.

OK.

I’ll be in in a minute.

OK.

[Alex sighs]

[door closes]

 

[sighs]

[sighs]

If you put your jacket back in the closet and just–

[soft dramatic music]


[Theresa gasps]


Ava, where… are you?

[dramatic music]

[Harris sighs] You. What are you–

[Harris groaning]


[Harris groaning]


[gunfire]

No!

No!


[mysterious suspenseful music]


[Harris groaning]


[Harris groaning]

[Harris exhales]


[Harris groaning]

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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

 

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[ Mellow music playing]

Brooke: Did that seriously just happen? Eric pulling a ring out of nowhere.

Zende: And an entire wedding ceremony.

Katie: You did great, babe.

Carter: Ah, thank you.

Ridge: A forrester ceremony can’t be a challenge for you anymore, can it?

Carter: Well, usually I have more time to prepare. But, um, when you have two people who are clearly made for each other… words tend to come pretty easily.

Donna: You hear that, honey bear? Clearly made for each other.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Yeah.

Luna: No, what are you doing?

Rj: I had to tell you something. I couldn’t wait another second.

Luna: What?

Rj: I love you.

Luna: Oh, hold on.

Rj: Hang on what? A mint? Right now?

Luna: Okay.

Poppy: Bill, you’re making me uncomfortable looking at me like that.

Bill: Look, I’m not– I’m not trying to make you uncomfortae. Come on, poppy, the stakes are pretty high. I’ve got to ask you again. Are you absolutely certain there’s no chance I’m luna’s father?

Poppy: Bill, I already told you.

Waitress: Here we go, guys.

Bill: Thank you. Thanks. You already told me what you think I want to hear or the truth? Because I– I can’t help feeling like you are covering. Maybe out of concern for my reaction. I wouldn’t be upset, poppy. In fact, quite the opposite. If luna is my daughter, I would look after her. I would do everything I could to make up for lost time. Wel– welcome her into the spencer family, if that’s what you and she wanted. So I’m gonna ask you again. Is luna my daughter?

Luna: Congrats to you both.

Donna: Oh, thank you.

Rj: You know what? I should’ve known. I should’ve known that you were up to something. You were so adamant to throw a party. I’m kicking myself.

Eric: You missed the clues, my boy. You missed them. Listen, um, I want to thank you for all the care and concern that we’ve felt from you the last few months. That support’s been very important to us. And you two are very important to the two of us. I see a big future ahead for you. Look at these numbers, just look at them.

Poppy: I’m so impressed with your willingness to step up and embrace luna. And I think you’re remarkable. But she’s not your daughter. I mean, as much as I would want that for her, the doors that it would open. But you’re not. I mean it, bill.

Bill: But you know who is.

Poppy: I know it’s not you.

Bill: So it never bothered you, not having another parent involved?

Poppy: I’m happy with the way things are. Luna and me. It’s our power, as we like to say.

Bill: Okay.

Poppy: I am touched by how much you would have wanted it, and that you would have accepted her.

Bill: She’s an incredible young woman.

Poppy: She is. I mean, moving to los angeles, interning at forrester. I mean, falling for rj. She couldn’t be happier.

Rj: Oh, what’s this– what’s this little look in your eye?

Luna: What do you mean?

Rj: You seem– you’re like all relaxed. You’re very like, zen, I guess.

Luna: Hmm, I don’t know. It makes sense? It kind of feels like we can now.

Rj: Finally.

[ Phone rings ]

Rj: I gotta take this. I’ll be right back, okay?

Luna: Okay.

Katie: I’m so happy for you.

Donna: Can you believe it?

Katie: Well, yes, I can. You’ve been going down this road for a while.

Donna: Oh, yeah.

Carter: Hey, eric, I have to say you made a wise choice.

Eric: Don’t I know it. Thank you.

Donna: And thank you for officiating. It was a bit of an ambush, I know.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Carter: It was my honor.

Ridge: Well, dad, you have proven it once again.

Eric: Proven what?

Ridge: That you are the master of romance. No one can touch you.

Eric: I’m not sure about that.

Brooke: Oh, it’s true, eric. A surprise wedding? We were swooning right alongside donna.

Eric: I simply could not go another day without being her husband.

Zende: Where you hiding him?

Luna: Huh?

Zende: Rj. He’s barely left your side all night. But I get it. If I were him, I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t either. Someone as beautiful as you, nah.

Luna: Um, he just took a phone call. He should be right back.

Zende: Okay. If he gets lost, let me know. And don’t forget, I live right here on the property. In the guest house. If you ever need me, you know where to find me.

Luna: Okay.

Rj: Hi.

Luna: Hi.

Eric: Everyone, if I may, um, I’d like to raise a toast to my beautiful, wonderful wife. This woman never ceases to amaze me. You bring me such happiness and joy, every day. I think loving you is wonderful, but… being loved by you is, I think, the happiest moment of my life. So… to you. To donna logan-forrester.

Brooke: Wow. Yes.

Eric: Cheers.

All: Cheers. Head & shoulders is launching something huge.

Bill: Your sister doesn’t know you very well, does she? The real you.

Poppy: Um, no, not really. What made you think of that?

Bill: Well, there’s a certain kind of woman who would try to take advantage. Pin a child on me that wasn’t even mine. Li thinks you’re a gold digger. Clearly, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Poppy: It might be hard for you to understand, given your wealth and immense resources, but I’ve always been content having very little. Just a simple, pleasant life. Me and my daughter.

Bill: You know what? I’m gonna order another drink.

Waitress: Right away.

Bill: Thank you. You sure I can’t get you a glass of wine? Maybe something stronger? And I know you have your own way to unwind.

Poppy: No, I’m good, thanks. Not if I have my…

Bill: Something missing?

Brooke: Just promise to never go to bed angry.

Ridge: Good.

Brooke: Okay?

Donna: Good advice, sis, but, um, I’m pretty sure I’m never gonna be angry at this man. Not before bed, not in the morning. Never, never, never.

Eric: Pure wedded bliss, right?

Donna: Right.

Eric: Except for the very rare occasion when she denies me a nice evening martini. But that’s– that’s– that’s not so much anger, it’s just irritation.

Donna: What?

Rj: Hey, are you okay?

Luna: Yeah, I’m just like a little tired.

Ridge: Donna, the way you fought for my dad, the way you stood by him, um, there’s not a doubt in my mind you guys are gonna have a long and happy marriage. So, here’s to you and my dad. Love you guys. Cheers.

All: Cheers. Donna and eric.

Donna: Thank you, ridge, and, um, well, thanks to everybody for, uh, all the kind words. But, um, mostly thanks to you for this wonderful surprise. I can’t believe I get to call you my husband again. The kindest, most handsome man. A man that I thought I was gonna lose. And I’m so grateful for, um, having more time to, uh, have more surprises like this.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: More time with the one true love of my life, eric forrester.

Eric: Thank you. Look over there. Look over there.

Rj: Couldn’t be happier for them.

Luna: Seriously.

Rj: Yeah. Come here.

Luna: Ooh, hold on. Hold this. Thank you.

Bill: Can’t find your mints?

Poppy: No. They’re not here.

Rj: You’re perfect, so I’m gonna be right back. Okay? All right, one second. My lady, come here.

Donna: Oh, oh, why, thank you.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Zende: I have not been able to take my eyes off you tonight.

[ Luna chuckling ] Really?

Zende: Yeah. Something’s different about you. You’re, like, glowing. Look at you shedding that shy intern image.

Luna: Well, I’m only shy until you get to know me better.

Zende: Invitation accepted. Really, though, I would like that. To get to know you better. And if you ever get bored of rj, remember, my door is always open. Right across the courtyard.

Rj: Hello.

Luna: Hi.

Rj: Are you okay?

Luna: Yeah, I just got really tired all of a sudden. Um, I think it’s best if I just go home.

Rj: Really?

Luna: Yeah, I mean, I’m sorry, I don’t want to disappoint.

Rj: No, no, you’re not– you’re not disappointing. It’s okay.

Luna: Thank you for being understanding. You’re so sweet, rj. I love you so much. When barbara switched to turbotax…

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Luna: Please thank your grandfather and donna for me.

Rj: You don’t wanna say goodbye?

Luna: No, I do, I do, but I think it’s best if I just slip out.

Rj: I– I could drive you.

Luna: No, no, no. That’s sweet. You’re so sweet, but I’m okay. I mean, your grandfather just got married, so you should stay. I’ll just order a ride.

Rj: You’re sure?

Luna: Yes, I’m sure. Ooh, I love you so much. You’re like the dream boyfriend, you know that?

Rj: As long as you think so.

Luna: I do. And I agree with what your granddad said about us. About us having a beautiful future ahead of us. Okay.

Rj: Be safe.

Bill: Your little happy mints. Where do you think you left them?

Poppy: I have no idea.

Luna: I’m so thirsty.

Zende: I think I’m gonna call it a night.

Eric: What, already?

Zende: Yeah, keep the racket down, will you?

Eric: Okay, I’ll do– I’ll do my best.

Zende: I’m happy for you. Congratulations.

Eric: Thank you.

Donna: Thank you.

Eric: Nice, huh?

Donna: Yeah.

Rj: Hey.

Eric: Where’s– where’s luna?

Rj: Uh, she was exhausted and she decided to head home early. But she wanted me to tell you just how happy she was that you invited her and that she had a great time.

Donna: Aw, look at us, we’re outlasting the young people.

Rj: Ah, you’re cool, huh?

Eric: Well, I’m sure you and luna are gonna have many, many nights to celebrate in your future. She’s a terrific girl. Don’t let her go.

Rj: I won’T.

[ Mellow music ]

Zende: Luna? Hello, luna.

[ Luna giggles ]

Luna: Hi, you.

Rj’s voice: You’re here.

Luna: Waiting for you.

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Devon: What’s up?

Daniel: Hey, how’s it going?

Devon: Oh, you tell me. Have you told lily about you and heather?

Daniel: Well, I’m doing what I said I was going to do, and I’m waiting until lily’s in a better place emotionally to hear the news.

Devon: Okay, so the plan is just to keep cheating on her until that time comes?

Lucy: That gallery show was awesome. And you know what made it even better was that we went together, like a real family, which we practically are now. Do you think you’ll move in soon?

Heather: Oh, okay, all right, slow your roll, sweetie. This is, um, it’s new.

Lucy: Well, it’s old, really. Since I was born, basically, you guys just took a break, and then now the break’s over.

Heather: It’s a little more complicated than that, luce. Look, you heard your dad. He needs to find the right time to tell lily. So until then, this is under the radar.

Lucy: I know, it’s just really hard not to say anything.

Heather: Okay, well try to keep all your excitement under wraps for now.

Lucy: Right, but not around you guys. We have to be able to talk about it. I mean, this can’t be easy for you either. Acting like the most exciting thing in the world hasn’t happened.

Heather: It is the most exciting.

[ Lucy laughs ]

Heather: And I’m very, very happy.

Lucy: I just wish that we could skip to the good part already. You know, being together, being a family, for good.

Heather: It’ll happen.

Lucy: You’re positive? Because I don’t know, I’M… what if…

Heather: What if what?

Lucy: What if things change before dad gets to tell lily? Or what if when they see each other, dad decides that he wants to stay with her?

[ Diane sighs ]

Phyllis: Diane.

Diane: Phyllis.

Phyllis: You’re looking lovely. It’s a lovely necklace.

Diane: Well, thank you. You’re looking lovely as well.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: Some people are saying that I have a special glow these days.

Diane: Oh, really? Well, I would love to hear all about that glow. But I’m so busy myself, I’m always almost late for a meeting. I’m sorry to be abrupt.

Phyllis: Oh, no. Nothing you do or say could change my mood right now.

Diane: Oh, well, then maybe this is a good time to tell you my good news.

Phyllis: Oh. Tell away.

Diane: I got a promotion.

Phyllis: Great.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: Good. What are you, head of rubber band balls? Or you got my old position at marchetti home, following in my footsteps. I love that journey for you.

Diane: Well, actually, my new position isn’t nearly as small as your old division. I’m running jabot. All of it, side by side with my husband.

Victor: Oh, my god. Sweetheart. Sweetheart.

Nikki: Mhmm.

Victor: Come on, sweetheart, wake up. Baby.

Nikki: Oh, god, victor.

Victor: Yes. Yes, my sweet baby.

Nikki: Oh, no. No, no, no. What did you do?

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Nikki: What did you bring him here for? How could you do this to me?

Victor: Sweetheart, no one did anything to you. I’m the one who knew you were here. Come on now.

Nikki: Oh, oh, yeah. But I confided in you. This is your fault.

Victor: Sweetheart, it’s going to be all right. Let’s go.

Nikki: No, nothing is all right. Nothing is all right.

Victor: Sweetheart.

Nikki: Nothing.

Victor: Come here, my darling. Come here, my baby. Come here. Come here. I’ll hold you up. Come here. Step down there.

Nikki: I’m all right.

Victor: Okay, good.

Nikki: I’m all right.

Victor: There you go. Come on. I’ll take you home to the ranch.

Nikki: All right. Where’s my purse?

Jack: I got your purse. I got your purse.

Victor: Come on. Jack, please open the door.

Nikki: Whoops. I’m fine.

Victor: Here we go.

[ Indistinct ] Here we go.

Nikki: All right.

Victor: Okay, my baby. Come on.

Daniel: Just so you know, heather and I, we agreed to put everything on hold until I get the opportunity to speak with lily.

Devon: Oh, wow. That’s really nice. It’s the least you could do. But you’re still living a lie every time you talk to lily. You know that. And if I didn’t know any better, I’d say you’re just afraid to have the conversation with her. Because I’m sure life is super easy right now for you, getting to sneak around with her on the other side of the country.

Daniel: No one is sneaking around.

Devon: Yeah.

Daniel: Look, I’ll fly to california right now if you think lily’s ready. Yeah, exactly. Good. I’m glad at least we agree on that. Because believe me, I would tell her. I would tell her everything if I thought she was ready to hear the news.

Devon: I’m assuming you spoke to lily since you and heather started doing it.

[ Daniel sighs ] Yeah, I have.

Devon: Yeah? And how did those conversations go? You just pretend the whole time everything’s cool? It’s a lie.

Daniel: You know what, man? Right now what lily needs more than anything is our support. And if I can lend an ear, if I can keep reassuring her that she’s doing everything she can to support her girl, then that’s what I’m going to do. And that’s what I’m going to keep doing as long as she needs me to.

Devon: Okay. There it is. I’m sure you’re telling yourself that your supporting lily helps you sleep at night. But you need to understand that you’ve put me in a very difficult position. Because I’m also keeping your secret.

Heather: So I get why you may be worried. But I have seen the look in his eyes when we’re together. And I have felt the love in his voice. What it means for us to be together again as a couple and as a family. So we, we need to believe in that. Believe your dad. Okay? It’ll happen. We just need to be patient.

Lucy: Patience sucks.

Heather: I agree. I am just as excited as you are. But we need to let your dad handle things his way. Deal?

Lucy: The last thing I want is to mess this up. So, deal. But, you know, A… mochaccino might persuade me to be a little bit more chill about things.

Heather: Okay. You’re on. Crimson lights it is. Lots of whipped cream and extra syrup. Let’s go.

Heather: You are a sneaky one.

Lucy: Oh, it’s gonna be cold outside. Oh, hey. You’re just in time. Wanna grab a mochaccino with us?

Danny: Uh, yeah. Look, I’m gonna have to pass on that.

Lucy: Oh, but you love those.

Danny: Not today.

Heather: You okay?

Danny: Sure. You know, I just, my, uh, my head is in the new album and I’m– I’m struggling with some lyrics right now on it. I’m just, uh, yeah.

Lucy: Well, you’re a genius. So whatever you come up with is gonna be epic.

Danny: Well, that’s the plan.

Lucy: Bye, grandpa.

Danny: Bye.

Lucy: See you later.

Danny: Have fun.

Phyllis: You’re running jabot with jack.

Diane: Co-ceos. Does it get any better?

Phyllis: Unbelievable.

Diane: Yeah, I knew you’d be thrilled.

Phyllis: When does karma play a part?

Diane: Oh, I think I’m exactly where I should be.

Phyllis: Well, exactly where you schemed to be when you came back from the dead.

Diane: Oh, my god, we’re not going to revisit the whole back from the dead thing, are we? Talk about following in footsteps.

Phyllis: It’s really impressive, though, because you got exactly what you went for, didn’t you? Jack’s ring on your finger and his company under your thumb.

Diane: For your information, I didn’t scheme to get here. I begged jack to rehire kyle as co-ceo, but he just insisted that I was perfect for the job, and kyle agreed.

Phyllis: Through no manipulation of your own, I’m sure.

Diane: You know, your glow seems to have faded. Are you okay?

Phyllis: Oh, it’s definitely not faded, but thanks. There’s actually a special someone in my life who cares for me. It’s a great feeling. It’s so much better than being offered a pity position by my husband. I told myself I was ok

Jack: I know about all this time you have been spending with my wife. It has been going on for weeks now, and yet you’ve not mentioned so much as a word to me.

Victor: Well, jack, for that matter, someone else informed me that my former wife, the mother of my children, had become an incorrigible drunk. You certainly did not inform me about that problem, did you?

Jack: Because it is not your problem! In case you have forgotten, nikki is married to me now.

Victor: You bet I haven’t forgotten that. Because if she were married to me, I assure you, I would not have let this tragedy happen to her.

[ Doors open ]

[Door closes ]

Diane: Hey. I’m so glad I’m home.

Jack: Hi.

Diane: Hi. I just had the most ridiculous run-in with phyllis. What’s wrong?

Jack: Victor. Well, victor and nikki.

Diane: Well, what happened?

Jack: Victor knows that I am nikki’s sponsor. I couldn’t keep the secret any longer.

Diane: So you were the one to tell him, despite what nikki wanted.

Jack: I hated breaking her confidence. But the situation was impossible.

Diane: Well, as difficult as it was, I’m glad you did. You said yourself that secrets are an impediment to recovery.

Jack: Yes, so is lack of trust. And I think I just lost hers.

Diane: Jack, what happened? Oh, okay, I understand. Confidentiality.

Jack: Let me just say, victor and I just dragged her out of a dive bar.

Diane: What?

Jack: And she was mortified that he saw her there, and she blames me.

Diane: Well, I hope she knows that you were just trying to help her.

Jack: Not the way an addict’s mind works.

Diane: Are you worried that nikki’s going to push you away now?

Jack: Yeah, I am.

Diane: Well, don’t be. You did the right thing in telling victor what was going on. How did he react?

Jack: As you’d expect, the usual bluster. Then when he finally calmed down, I think he could see the sense in my being her sponsor, given our history, given our friendship, given my background in substance abuse.

Diane: Well, that’s actually more generous than I would have expected from victor. Do you think he’ll let it continue?

Jack: He doesn’t get to interfere. He doesn’t get to sweep me aside. This is bigger than victor. He doesn’t get to call the shots this time.

Daniel: Look, man, I am sorry that I put you in this position, but you have to know how deeply I care for your sister. And I intend to remain friends with her after all of this. And if right now being there for her, to support her, and doing whatever I can to help her get through this, that’s not a lie, man. That’s the truth.

Devon: Okay. Tell me where heather stands on all this. How does she feel about you guys having to put your affair on hold?

Daniel: She gets how difficult it is. And she likes lily, so she understands that I need to be up front with her.

[ Devon laughs ] I can tell how much she likes lily by how she acted when she left town.

Daniel: You know what, man? I get it. You want to blame me. That’s fine. I accept responsibility here. But just don’t drag heather into this.

Devon: No, why not? Does it make you feel like a hero to defend your ex while you’re cheating on lily? Because what kind of hero are you going to be to her when she finds out what you’re doing and how long you’ve been doing it for? And you know things are only that much more complicated because you work together, right?

Daniel: Well, I guess we’re all going to have to find a way to be professional about it.

Devon: That’s really easy for the person who’s doing the dumping.

Daniel: You know, I didn’t I didn’t plan on any of this, devon. Getting back together with heather was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m just trying to figure out how to go about it day by day, and I’m trying to figure out how to do right by everyone in this situation.

Devon: Right. And I understand what you’re trying to do, and I still think that lily deserves better than how you’re treating her.

Daniel: I agree.

Devon: Good.

Daniel: Look, I hate it too, but be honest with me. Are you really in any place where you can stand here and pass judgment right now?

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Daniel: Look, man, I know from lily what went on between you and abby while you were with amanda. I get it. I do. You can’t always control what the heart dictates. Things can get messy, people can get hurt. Was it your intention to hurt amanda?

Devon: No, of course not.

Daniel: No. But now you feel like you’re where you belong, right? With abby and with dom.

Devon: I know what you’re getting at. I do. But it doesn’t change the fact that I don’t want to see my sister get hurt after everything she’s been through in her life. She’s battled cancer. She’s lost both of her parents. She’s been to jail. She just had a breakup with billy not too long ago. It feels like it’s just too much.

Daniel: I know. I agree. I agree. And that’s why I want to see her and do this face-to-face and have that conversation with her. Lily was my first love, man. I mean, she’s one of my oldest friends, and she’s definitely one of the most incredible people that I’ve ever known. Look, you have to believe me when I say that I want nothing but the best for her.

Devon: I hear you say all this stuff, and if it’s all true, then what happened?

Victor: And you make damn sure that no one in the bar says anything about my wife’s presence there. Do you got that?

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: And if they should dare serve her another drink, I will shut them joint down. Is that clear?

Nikki: Oh.

Victor: Come on, sweetheart. Have this water, okay?

Nikki: Oh, my god. I’m a mess.

Victor: My sweet baby. You’re beautiful to me, okay?

Nikki: I hate you seeing me like this because…

Victor: Don’t worry.

Nikki: It’s so humiliating.

Victor: Nonsense, okay? It’s all right.

Nikki: And why was jack with you?

Victor: Because he came to me to tell me that he is now your sponsor. And why in the world did you choose jack as your sponsor? He of all people. And then you’d keep it from me.

Nikki: Well, you hate him. I didn’t want to upset you. Oh. I’ve become such a burden to you.

[ Victor sighs ]

Nikki: You have other things to worry about. And I need to do this myself with the help of a sponsor. Somebody who understands the struggle because they have been through it. And, darling, I’m sorry, but that’s not you.

Victor: But, sweetheart, why jack abbott of all people? He’ll be an intimate part of our lives now.

Nikki: It’s not like I’m choosing him over you. I will still lean on you. I always will. But… when it comes to matters of aa, he… he is more knowledgeable, that’s all.

Victor: You mean even after he broke your word with you?

Nikki: No, he did the right thing. Darling, please don’t try to take this from me.

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[Stomach growling]

Nikki: I’m not ready to go home yet. I need to eat something. Then we should go see jack.

Victor: Why see jack abbott, for heaven’s sake? He practically gave you permission to drink.

Nikki: No, he did nothing of the kind. That’s why we need to… go see him so that you can hear both of us say why he is the best sponsor for me.

Victor: Sweetheart, there must be other options.

Nikki: Victor.

Victor: What?

Nikki: If you want to help me fight this disease, you need to understand how I need to fight it.

Victor: Of course I want to help you fight the disease. What do you think I’ve been doing?

Nikki: All right.

Victor: But jack abbott, for heaven’s sake? All right, we’ll go see jack abbott. But don’t you think for one moment I will not give him a piece of my mind.

Daniel: Nothing was wrong. You know, we were happy. We were trying to figure out if we still had a future together. It was very much an in-the-moment kind of relationship, and we hadn’t really looked past that.

Devon: And you do see a future with you and heather?

Daniel: Yeah, there’s no question. It’s just right, you know? Everything’s right for both of us, for all three of us. And I know how lucky I am, and I’m never gonna take that for granted again.

[ Devon sighs ]

Devon: Well, then, I mean, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. All right? Just know if lily asks me, straight out, I’m not gonna lie to her.

Daniel: Understood.

Devon: Good. Hello.

Lucy: Hi.

Heather: Hello.

Devon: You guys have a good night.

Lucy: You too.

Heather: You too. Is everything all right?

Daniel: Yeah, I think so.

Lucy: We’re, uh, getting mochaccinos.

Heather: You want one?

Daniel: Um… aren’t you supposed to be doing your homework?

Lucy: It’s easy, and I have plenty of time. Plus, uh, grandpa was… said he wanted to work on music, and he kind of seemed a little upset.

Daniel: Really? I should probably check on him.

Lucy: Well, you’re missing out.

Daniel: Well, I didn’t say that you couldn’t pick up a couple for me and your grandpa when you’re done.

Lucy: As long as mom’s paying, I’m good.

Heather: Why don’t you go order for us, honey?

Lucy: Okay, yeah, sure.

Heather: Okay. So you and devon, that looked serious.

Daniel: Yeah. You know, he’s worried about lily, what this is gonna do to her, but he knows where things stand. And that’ll tell her when the time’s right.

Heather: Is it wrong that I really hope it’s sooner rather than later?

Daniel: I’ll see you back at the apartment.

Heather: Okay.

Lucy: Hey, mom.

Heather: Oh, wow. Thank you.

Lucy: Looks good, right?

Heather: Very good.

Lucy: To being a family again.

[ Heather sighs ]

Heather: Cheers.

Lucy: Cheers.

Phyllis: Hey, what are you two toasting?

Lucy: Just, um… just having a really great day.

Phyllis: Really?

Lucy: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, with smiles like those, I would think it would be something a little more important. Where’s your dad? He’s missing it.

Heather: He went back home, um, to check on his dad. Something was bothering danny.

Lucy: Yeah.

Diane: So what are you gonna do?

Jack: I guess when nikki’s sober, I’m gonna talk to her, tell her why I revealed a secret I promised her I would keep, and then listen to victor blame me for her latest slip.

Diane: Uh, jack, this is not your fault. You can only help nikki not drink as much as she’ll let you.

Jack: I know that, but… as strong as she is, as hard as she fights, this disease has broken the toughest. I’m not gonna let that happen to my friend. She needs all the help she can get. She’s gonna get everything I can give her.

[ Knocks ]

Diane: Uh, I’ll get it.

Jack: Thanks. This new charmin ultra soft smooth tear

Jack: Uh… I thought you were taking nikki to the ranch.

Nikki: It was my decision to come here.

Victor: Things are not finished between the two of us.

Jack: Okay.

Victor: She knows, doesn’t she?

Diane: I do.

Victor: Well, so much for discretion. I beg of you not to tell anyone about this. Is that clear?

Diane: I have already told nikki that I don’t intend to say a word. Whatever our history is, this struggle is private, and I… I respect that. And I respect you, and I hope you get through this. You know, I, um… I left a folder at the office, so I will be back as soon as I can.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: Bye.

Jack: Please. So, how are you feeling?

Nikki: Uh, better. Steadier.

Jack: I know you’re here because you’re angry at me for telling victor that I’m your sponsor.

Nikki: Well, yes, I was. But… now I understand why you told victor the truth. You’re a man of integrity. It’s the right thing to do, though, and I just couldn’t see that until now. Even though you told me from the very beginning that we shouldn’t keep it from him.

Jack: I hope victor will hear those words out of your mouth. He certainly wouldn’t listen when they came out of mine.

Nikki: It’s true. It was my idea to keep it from you. I– I just knew that you would be upset, and I have already been such a burden to you. I– I just wanted to get better without putting you through more hell.

Victor: Sweetheart, you know damn well I will go through hell for you.

Danny: Hey, son, hi.

Daniel: Hey, hi yourself. How you doing? I heard you were, uh, in a bit of a funk.

Danny: No, I’m just preoccupied with the, uh, you know, the album. That’s it.

Daniel: Well, now I know something’s wrong.

[ Danny sighs ] What are you talking about?

Daniel: Come on, dad, I know you. When you’re recording, even if you hit a roadblock, you’re– you’re excited, you know? You’re all music all the time, and you’re happy, and you’re definitely not happy right now. And you passed up a caffeine hit with two of your favorite people, so what’s up?

Danny: Romance is a pain in the neck. That’s what’s up.

Daniel: I thought things were moving along with christine.

Danny: Yeah, well… it’s not just christine, it’s also phyllis, too.

Daniel: Oh, great, what’d she do now?

Danny: I was really happy with, you know, how things were progressing with christine, and then… and then phyllis told me how she felt, and…

Daniel: And you said no thank you.

Danny: Yes, uh, more than once. Uh… she kissed me, christine saw it, and they both think it’s much more than it really is, okay?

Daniel: Oh, my god, dad. How could you let that happen? How can you not know mom better than that by now?

Danny: Is this your idea of helping me? Because you’re really not helping me.

Daniel: Okay, yeah, you’re right. I’m– I’m sorry. What are you… what are you gonna do?

Danny: What do you mean? I’m gonna do what I have to.

Daniel: Which is?

Danny: Back away from both of them.

Daniel: Christine, too?

Danny: If I don’t back off, they’re not gonna back away from each other.

Daniel: So the old triangle’s back in play.

Danny: It’s not really a triangle, okay? I mean, my love for christine is completely different than my duty was to phyllis, and, you know, whatever it is, it’S… it seems messier than it’s ever been.

Daniel: You don’t owe mom anything. There is no duty there.

Danny: We know she’s made a lot of mistakes, but she’s trying to make amends for them. And I can’t just cut her off because she and christine can’t stand each other. She deserves more, and I deserve a little bit of trust in the matter here.

Daniel: Wow. That was a very passionate defense of mom. I’m just saying I could see how maybe christine would be uncomfortable here.

Danny: I told her that we all need to take a breath and a step back for a bit. And I’ve been throwing myself into my music and just trying not to think about it.

Daniel: No, no, no, no, no. That’s a distraction. It’s not a solution.

Danny: That’s really all I can do right now, daniel.

Daniel: Yeah, tell me about it. I know how that feels. You think you’re on the right path, and the next thing you know, right turn out of nowhere. Everything’s derailed. Your whole world’s upside down.

Danny: Somehow I don’t think we’re talking about me anymore.

Daniel: Heather and I are back together.

Danny: What? When? I mean, does lily know about this?

Daniel: No, it’s new, and I need to tell her face to face.

Danny: Yes, that would be wise.

Daniel: Yeah, it’s just not a good time right now, so we’re waiting until a better time. And in the meantime, heather and I agreed just to keep everything quiet.

Danny: Of course. Wow. This is big.

Daniel: This is big. Yeah.

Danny: Does lucy know about this?

Daniel: Yes, lucy knows, and I’m really hoping she can keep it to herself.

[ Sighs ]

Danny: Yeah. Well, you know, maybe it’s not so out of the blue when you think about it. Heather was the love of your life, and the two of you and lucy, you were wildly happy, until…

Daniel: Yeah, until I ruined everything. You know, I’m well aware, and that’s why this is all that much more important to me. The fact that heather’s willing to give me a second chance. You know, the fact that she has continued to love me this whole time. I don’t know, everything just kind of fell into place.

Danny: Well, I am really happy for you. I am. I’m happy for all of you.

Daniel: I just, I have to tell lily. You know, I’ve known her as long as I can remember, and the thought of lying to her or hurting her, it kills me.

Danny: Yeah. Lily is so dear, and there can’t be an easy way to do it, but you know what? You are a good person, and you are gonna find the words.

Daniel: Well, thank you for believing that.

Danny: It’s true. So, um, any advice for– for dad here?

Daniel: Buckle up, buttercup. No, seriously, buckle up. Are you silently suffering This i to dinner since

Phyllis: I just saw your girls at crimson lights, and I thought we would go to dinner since they’re out and about.

Daniel: Dinner?

Phyllis: Yeah.

Daniel: Um, hold that thought. This is lily. I gotta take this. Hey. Yeah, I miss you too. Hey, how’s maddie doing?

Phyllis: So…

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Danny: What are you doing here?

Phyllis: Well, I came here to ask our son out to dinner. That’s why I’m here. But this is a pleasant surprise.

Danny: Didn’t we agree on taking a little break, a step back?

Phyllis: Well, I heard a lot of other interesting things. Like you had feelings for me.

Danny: As a friend.

Phyllis: Oh, oh, oh. As a friend.

Daniel: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Listen. Danny. Hey. Okay. I know I’m a wild card. I know I say what’s in my head, what’s in my heart. I know that about myself. But honestly, it’s meant so much to me. That we’ve just… been able to talk. And laugh. We could talk about anything. That makes me feel good. It means a lot to me. And I know I get carried away. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. But… I just feel really good around you.

Danny: And this is what you do? You’re so sincere, so…

Phyllis: I am sincere.

Danny: And then you go and pull a stunt posting that on social media, trying to pick a fight with christine.

Phyllis: We talked about this. This is not about that. It’s about you and me.

Danny: There is no you and me.

Phyllis: Okay, okay, okay, listen, listen, listen. I know I’ve done a lot of horrible things in my past. I know that. I feel like I’ve taken responsibility for them. I mean, I’ve done things that I regret. And I’m sure that’s why you’re backing off. But if you gave me a chance, just one chance, maybe you could see that I give you something that you didn’t even know you needed.

Danny: This is not going to happen.

Phyllis: No? Wouldn’t mind if you tried.

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

Daniel: Um…

Danny: Hey. Um, how’s lily doing? Is everything all right?

Daniel: Yeah, yeah, no, she’s– she’s good.

Daniel: Oh. Yeah, um… I gotta get to the studio. And, uh, okay.

Phyllis: Danny?

Danny: I gotta go.

Daniel: You happy?

Phyllis: What? I was just talking to your father.

Daniel: Just– just putting him in an impossible position. Well, maybe danny and I are meant to be together. Have you thought of that? And it’s not happening because christine keeps on insinuating herself in between us and pitching a fit every time she sees us together. Maybe that’s why it’s not happening. Maybe we’re kismet. Just like you and heather. Huh? And if you’d wake up, maybe you could see that. And maybe danny will see it. I know he will.

Jack: So, nikki, what are your plans now moving forward?

Nikki: I don’t want to change anything.

Victor: Wait a minute. Aren’t there others who can, in your aa group, that could function as your sponsor?

Nikki: You mean like seth? I can’t take a chance like that again. I need somebody that I can count on, and I know that jack won’t let me down.

Victor: As far as I’m concerned, jack has made it worse. You damn well knew she was in a binge, and you lured me away from that dive bar where I could have helped her.

Nikki: Victor, please. What happened was in no way jack’s fault. It was mine.

Victor: His interference made it worse.

Nikki: My sobriety was violently taken from me by a woman who could still be a threat. And I am trying so hard to get it back. But some days, I– I am just so overwhelmed. I– I can’t fight. And I– I need to have a sponsor that– that I can have faith in, and it can’t be anybody from my meetings. I have years of trust with jack, and– and we understand each other, and he knows from his own experience what I need. Victor, please. I know this is upsetting to you, but you can’t help me inside the program, and I won’t accept anyone other than jack. So you are just going to have to let it be my call. And I need you to respect it.

Victor: Well, I disagree with it, however, since this is your wish, I’ll abide by it, okay? But, jack, one thing I can tell you. If anything happens to nikki, you will have hell to pay.

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