Days Transcript Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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[soft dramatic music]


Oh, hey. Hello, Paulina.

[laughs] Oh, what beautiful flowers.

Oh, yes. They’re for a friend. I am not seeing anyone else, if that’s what you’re thinking.

Oh. Good to know.

[Abe chuckles]

Oh, congratulations on the election, by the way.

[chuckling] Oh, we both know that I never would have won if you hadn’t appointed me mayor in the first place. And I’d like the chance to thank you properly.

[soft delicate music]

What do you have in mind?

Eric. I, um… ,::, I just went and I met with Melinda. And, uh, there’s something that you need to know.

S-Sloan, what is it?

[heart monitor beeping]

Why, EJ? Why does God keep allowing this to happen?

[EJ sighs]

[somber music]

I don’t have the answers you’re looking for, Nicole.

[Nicole sighs] But I promise you we will face this challenge together and come out stronger for it.

[door opens]

There you are, you son of a bitch.

Stefan, what the hell, man?

Listen to me, you swine. Drop these bogus murder charges against Gabi now.

Yeah, I’ll accept the call. Yeah, this is Ava Vitali.

Well, hey there, Ava. As I’m sure you may have guessed, it’s your buddy, Clyde, calling you from the friendly confines of Statesville prison.

What do you want? You shouldn’t be calling me here.

[suspenseful music]

Well, I hear you’ve been kind of naughty. Went out and committed yourself a…

[inhales deeply] You know, a little murder. So I guess the question is what are we going to do about it?

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

[tense music]

Sloan? What happened with Melinda? Is it–is it bad news?

[Sloan sighs]

No. No, it’s great news. It’s the bestnews, actually. Tomorrow, we’re getting our baby.

[chuckles] Tomorrow–tomorrow? So soon?

[inhales deeply] Yes. First thing tomorrow morning, we’re going to have that baby boy in our arms. It’s a holiday miracle.

Huh? Oh, right. Right. I mean, it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Yeah, that’s right. And Mommy and Daddy, we have a lot to be thankful for.

What the hell is wrong with you, Stefan? My God, if you don’t have any respect for your brother, at least have some compassion for my grieving wife!

Oh, compassion? For your wife? Where was your compassion for mywife, huh? She’s rotting away in Statesville because of you!

I don’t know what you’re talking about, Clyde.

Well, I was told that you put a bullet in my buddy, Gil Carter. But here’s the thing. If you think that by icing my man on the outside you can get yourself out of our little pact…

[scoffing chuckle] Then you’re as dead wrong as my good buddy Gil is just plain dead.

I don’t recall allowing myself to be sexually assaulted as part of our so-called pact.

Well, that’s a hefty accusation.

It’s not an accusation. Son of a bitch tried to rape me.

Come on now. Are you sure you weren’t just playing hard to get?

You are a disgusting piece–

Oh, now you watch your temper there, Ava. Or else I’ll have to have one of my other good old boys play your boy Dr. Tripp a house call he won’t soon forget.

Okay, don’t you dare threaten my son. I held up my end of the bargain.

Really? So does that mean you lifted those evidence room keys off of Detective Michaels like he asked you to? Yeah. I didn’t think so. Which is why you and me… we still got a problem.

[tense music]

Well, I’ve been thinking… actually, I wanted to call and ask, but now that we’ve run into each other, I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow at my place. So far it’s just me and Chanel and her boyfriend, Johnny DiMera, but I would love it if you would join us. I’m cooking everything from scratch, of course. All my mama’s best recipes. Turkey and stuffing, sweet potato pie, and her world-famous mac and cheese.

Well, that’s an awfully tempting offer.

Well, just know that if you want it, there’s a seat at the head of the table for you.

Well, thank you. Thank you very much. I’ll–you know what? I’ll talk to– I’ll talk to Steve and Kayla and well, they did say that I would be welcome to have Thanksgiving dinner with them.

Oh, no. Well, if that’s what you prefer, then I completely understand that. Whatever is best for you. You know, just let me know when you know.

I will do that.

Okay, then. I’m off to buy some groceries. I’ll buy enough for four, just in case.

I’ll be in touch. Congrats again on the victory, Madam Mayor.

[chuckles] Very well-deserved.

[EJ sighs]

I am so sorry you had to witness that.

It’s fine.

Nicole, I– I shouldn’t have come charging in like that. I apologize. And I am truly sorry for your loss.

[somber music]

Thank you.

Mm. I realize that you’re both suffering right now, and sadly, tragically, there’s nothing anybody can do to stop that. But EJ, you have the power to stop my wife’s suffering.

Oh, my God. We’re back to that again, are we?

We are.

[EJ sighs]

EJ, just… go outside and talk to him. Please.

[EJ sniffles]

Are you sure?

Yes, I need to be alone for a little while anyway.

I won’t be long. I promise.

[door closes]

[Nicole sighs shakily]

Hey, Shin.


I thought you were going to take some time off.

Thought about it. And decided I’d rather be at work than stuck grieving my brother in the apartment where he was… brutally murdered.

I get it. I’m really sorry about your loss.

Appreciate it.

So I take it you don’t know about Ava.

What about her?

Well, her new boss, Gil Carter, attacked her a little while ago at your apartment.

What? Attacked her how?

He tried to sexually assault her, but she fought him off.

[sighs] Good for her. Was she okay?

She will be. Gil is another story. Ava shot him in self-defense. He’s dead and she’s in custody.

Oh, my God. Does Tripp know?

I don’t think so.

Then I need to call him.

[Wendy sighs]

[phone line trilling]

[voicemail beeps]

[Wendy sighs] Straight to voicemail. Okay, he’s on duty at the hospital. I’m going to go there.

Yeah, that’s a good idea. Ava is going to need all the support she can get.

How do you know I didn’t steal those keys?

[Clyde chuckles]

Come on. You were a boss once. You remember what it was like.

[soft tense music]

I spent a lot of time trying to forget those days.

Well, then, let me refresh your memory. You got to stay three steps ahead of the foot soldiers, especially the reluctant ones. Now, I sent Gil to make sure you got those keys for us and not for things to get all, you know, rough and kinky between the two of you.

Oh, go to hell, Clyde.

Ava, you cost me one of my best lieutenants. Now I got to replace Gil and that ain’t going to be easy. But I might just be able to forgive your little faux pas if you do what I need you to do. So here’s the deal. Either you get your pretty, little paws on those keys… or your son’s going to pay the price.

How the hell do you expect me to do that?

[door opens]

Everything okay?

Are you good?

Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. You don’t believe me?

Mm. I’ve known you long enough now to know when something’s worrying you. You get that little crinkle in your nose.


[Eric chuckles] Yeah. I probably wouldn’t be a very good poker player now, would I?

[Eric sighs]

Well, what is it? Are you worried about baby-proofing the house and how much time it’s going to take?

No, no, of course not.

Well, then, what’s wrong? Come on, we should be excited about bringing home our baby tomorrow.

I am excited. It–


I’m sorry. It’s just.. I can’t stop thinking about Nicole losing her child.

[somber music]

Yeah, it’s awful.

Hey, I’m sorry. I know it’s difficult for you when I bring up Nicole’s name.

You don’t have to apologize. I know she and I haven’t been the best of friends, but now knowing what it feels like to be a mother, my heart really does go out for her and EJ. Truly, it does. But we are about to be parents now. You’re going to be a father.

[chuckles] And that’s what you’ve wanted your whole life. We shouldn’t be focusing on anything else, but that our dreams are coming true.


Not Nicole’s nightmare.

[knock at door]

Come in.

[heart monitor beeping]

Hello, Nicole.


I had to come see you.

[soft dramatic music]

[Nicole sighs]

[Nicole sniffles]

Oh, good. You’re here.

[chuckling] Hey. Hey, I thought you’re supposed to be at work.

I was, but then I found out something you need to know. I tried to call.

I’m sorry. My phone’s off. What is it? Is this about your brother?

No. It’s about your mom. She’s in police custody.

[soft dramatic music]

I have to go now.

Did I just hear your friend, Detective Michaels, come into the room?


All right, we’re good for now then, but we will be conversing again soon. And Ava…


You better get your hands on those keys. Your son’s life depends on it.

[phone beeps]

You okay? Who was that on the phone?

Yeah, I just– I called a criminal defense lawyer, and he was asking for a crazy, crazy retaining fee. And then I tried to negotiate and he got all testy with me. And I told him– told him thanks, no thanks.

That’s a good call. And hopefully, you’re not going to need a lawyer because I’m going to do everything I can to make sure Rafe and everybody else knows that you killed Gil Carter in self-defense.

Well… I appreciate you, Harris, more than you know. I don’t think I’ve…

[sighs] Ever had anyone stand up for me the way that you do. And I feel like all I do is complicate your life more.

No. It’s all right. I just want you to be okay.

[suspenseful music]

Let’s get this over and done with so I can get back to my wife.

It’s going to be as long or as short as you want it to be, EJ. Now, look, I understand you and your wife are grappling with the loss of your baby. And for that, I am profoundly sorry. It’s terrible.


And I think you should actually be focusing on that, as opposed to your personal vendetta against me and my wife.

Father always said I was an excellent multitasker.

You’re a petulant child.

Oh, spare me the theatrics, Stefan. Your wife’s fingerprints were on the knife that killed Li Shin. He named her as his killer on his deathbed.

She’s being set up, and probably by you!

Oh, I have no idea what the bloody hell you’re talking about. And I am done with this conversation, so stay away from me and my wife or I’ll have hospital security toss you out on your arse.

I’m not done talking you yet.

Let go of my arm, Stefan.

Not until you hear my offer.

[tense music]

[sighs] You don’t want to let Gabi go out of the goodness of your heart, fine. I’ll give you what you really want.

And what, pray tell, is that?

Your old job back.

All you got to do is say the word, EJ. We’ll call an emergency shareholders meeting, have you reinstalled as CEO in the morning.

And if I asked you to step aside completely and make me sole CEO?

[Stefan chuckles]

If that’s what it takes to get Gabi home, fine.

I’ve never known you to roll over like this.

Gabi and I thought we could outmaneuver you. Obviously, we were wrong. You won. So go ahead. Take Father’s empire.

[phone beeps] Take my shares. I don’t care. As long as you call off the dogs and Gabi walks.

[EJ chuckles]

Well, I’ll be damned.

What is it?

One of my mother’s tormentors has been brought in to the Salem PD for killing a man.

What are you talking about?

[EJ sighs]

[suspenseful music]

You know, I’m sorry, Stefan. As tempting as your offer is, I’ve just grown bored of the constant battles to see who’s going to run DiMera. I’ve come to realize that there are more important things in this life than stock prices and annual reports.

Like what?

Well, making Salem safer for our children by putting away hardened criminals like Ava Vitali and Gabi Hernandez.

Mm. You’re a sick bastard, you know that?

Mm. Are we done yet?

You know, EJ… I’d say that karma is going to come back and bite you in the ass.


But it looks like it already has. Just ask your wife. Give her my best, by the way.

They’re beautiful, Abe. Thank you.


I’m so sorry. So sorry about your baby, Nicole.

[soft dramatic music]

Who told you?

My son, Brandon.

[Nicole sighs] He’s also your half-brother, right?

Yes, he is. He’s been calling non-stop, and I just haven’t had the strength to answer because I feel like if I hear his voice, I’m just going to lose it.

Well, I’m sure he understands. He wanted me to tell you how much he loves you, and he will be there for you if you need him.

I know that. And I’m glad he sent you as his goodwill ambassador.

[Nicole chuckles and sniffles]

You know, you– you told me once that we used to be very close, you and I… that I was like a father to you.

[Nicole sighs]

[crying] You used to call me your bonus daughter.

[laughs] I knew you were always there for me in the worst times of my life. And I’m sure you don’t remember, but I do. It’s just so comforting having you here.

Well, where else would– would a father be at a time like this… than right here with his bonus daughter?

[Nicole laughs]

[Nicole sighs shakily]

Oh, God, I’m sorry. That came out wrong. I didn’t mean to sound so selfish.

No, stop it. You’re– it’s all right. You’re right. I mean, as sorry as we both are for EJ and Nicole, we can’t let their sorrow ruin our joy.


Yeah. I’m really happy.

Me, too.

Come here.

[Sloan sighs]

Oh, me, too. I think I know something that can help us focus on our joy.

Yeah, what’s that?

Mm… we can think of a name for the baby.


Unless we want to keep calling him Baby Boy Petersen-Brady forever.

[laughs] Yeah, that might not go over so well once he hits high school.

Mm. True. That would–that’d be bad. So any thoughts?

Actually, I do.


I’ve been thinking about a couple of names, and… Hopefully, you will like it, too. Um… what do you think about Samuel?

[soft dramatic music]


Yeah. Sam, for short.

Oh, hold on. You want to name our son after your sister, Sami?

[Eric sighs]

That animal tried to rape my mom.

According to Michaels, she shot him in self-defense. He was heading in to see her when I left the station.

I got to get down there.

What about your shift?

I only had an hour left anyway, okay? I’ll stop in and tell Kayla on the way.

I’ll drive.

Let’s go.

Well, here. Like I said, I’m hoping to get the brass to toss this case out. But until then, we got to do everything by the book.


Meaning I have to take your official statement.

[tense music]

What’s wrong with naming our child after my sister?

Well, only that, you know, word around town is your sister’s kind of a hot mess.

[Eric sighs]

Yeah, she is. She’s more than earned her reputation, but she’s the most loyal and protective person I know. All right, what are you thinking now?

Well, only that you told me, once upon a time, that Sami and Nicole didn’t get along very well. And I was just wondering if maybe that’s because Sami didn’t approve of Nicole.

No, it goes way deeper than that.

How deep?

[soft dramatic music]

Well, she did the worst thing you could ever do to a mother. She stole Sami’s baby.

[heart monitor beeping]

When they told me my son died… it’s as if someone reached in my chest and flattened my heart. EJ and I had big plans for our son. Beautiful dreams.

[soft dramatic music] You want to know what I was thinking about before you came in?

Tell me.

[Nicole inhales deeply]



I know you don’t remember, but… I used to be a terrible person.


I lied and cheated and hurt people. And…

[Nicole sobs] Maybe I wasn’t supposed to bring a child into this world.

[somber music]

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Enough of that kind of talk, huh? You know…

[Nicole sobs] Losing your baby was just a horrific tragedy. But it wasn’t punishment. Nicole. You have a good heart.

[Nicole sighs] And you’re not alone.

[Nicole sniffles] You have your friends. You have your family. And that very, very happily includes me.

[Nicole sobs]

[Nicole sniffles] Come here.

[Nicole sniffles]

Thanks, Dad.

[Nicole sobbing]

[sighing] Oh.

The man was out of control, violent, and I truly believed I had no choice but to shoot him.


Oh. Oh, hi. Wendy, thank you. Thank you for getting him.

Of course. I’m so glad you’re safe.


Why don’t we give them a few minutes? I’m going to see if Rafe’s in the office, talk about the charges, okay, and be right back.

So they told you what happened, huh?

Did that sick bastard hurt you?

No, he tried, he tried, but come on. You know your mom. You don’t mess with a Vitali.

Yeah, well, he’s lucky he’s dead, or I’d kill him myself.

Okay, stop. Don’t you talk like that, especially in a police station.

When I think what he tried to do to you–

Okay, baby. Baby, I’m okay. All right? You don’t have to worry about it. I’m okay. I’m fine. I am always going to be fine. All right? No need to worry about me. You know your mom’s a survivor. You’re the one who needs to be careful, though.

Me? Why?

[tense music]

Because you’re a doctor with a brilliant mind and a brilliant future ahead of you, okay? So I need you to stay out of this. All right?

No. Not until I know that you are safe and free, okay?

Hey, what are you doing?

I’m going to hire you the best lawyer in town.

[phone beeps]

[phone line trilling]

[phone line trilling]

Well, if it ain’t my favorite zombie DiMera.

What am I doing here?

You tell me.

Don’t act dumber than you already are. I was on my way to the other side of the prison to see my wife. One of your cell block flunkies told me you wanted to speak to me. You want to talk? Talk and be quick.

Why? Have you got someplace more important to be?

Like I said, I came to Statesville to see my wife.

You know, I think that’s a problem with the young folks these days. Always in a rush.

What do you want?

Why are you so hostile? Especially when you and me got so much in common these days? I mean, as you well know, your wife is right on the other side of that wall in the women’s unit.

Your point?

Well, I just got to say I think it’s a damn shame what your brother’s doing to Gabi. I guess blood ain’t thicker than water, huh? And tell me, how did EJ get to be the Salem DA anyway?

[laughs] I mean, it seems like yesterday, he and I were partners in a very lucrative drug operation.

You know what? Screw this and screw you. I don’t have the time to sit here and listen to some hillbilly meth peddler wax poetic about his stroll down memory lane. I’m going to see what’s keeping my wife.

[Clyde chuckles]

You know, it’s really touching to see how much you love her, and it would be such a shame if something were to happen to her on the inside.

[ominous music]

Did you just threaten my wife, pal?

Oh. No, sir, not at all. I’m just speaking the truth here. I don’t need to tell you what a dangerous place Statesville can be. Now, I would be willing to offer Gabrielle my protective services… as long as I got a little something in return.

[soft dramatic music]



[laughs] Oh, two run-ins in one day?


How lucky can a girl get?

Oh, it wasn’t luck exactly. I was hoping I’d catch you on your way out of the store.

You came back here looking for me?

Uh, well, I am guilty as charged.

[Abe laughs]

Oh. What–is it about Thanksgiving?

It is, it is. You know, I was at the hospital visiting my friend, and I stopped by to see Kayla.


Well, it turns out that she’s working on Thanksgiving and Steve is out of town working a case with John.

Well, I guess that means that I’m your only option.

Oh, I don’t think you should be referred to in that way.

[both laugh] But if the invitation is still there, I will happily accept and would love to spend the holiday with you and your daughter.

Yes, yes, the offer still stands. It most certainly does stand.

[both chuckle]

[Paulina gasps] On one condition.


Yeah. You help me carry these groceries to the car.

[Abe chuckles] Oh, I’ve got an important feast I’ve got to prepare for the people I love.

Aw. Oh.

[Abe chuckles]

[Paulina chuckles]

So you’re saying that Nicole switched Sami and EJ’s daughter with the baby she planned to adopt?

She did. Only that baby died. And by that time, she already had grown to love her.

[sighs] My God. I can’t even imagine what your sister went through. And even after that entire tragedy, Nicole continued to raise Sami’s biological daughter as her own?

Until she learned the truth that Sydney was her daughter, not Nicole’s. I mean, in some ways, we still suffer the repercussions.

Eric, you just told me how much you care about Sami. How can you even forgive Nicole for something that she did to your sister?

Because I believe in forgiveness. I mean, Lord knows I need forgiveness myself. I know, Sami has done some terrible things in her time, but–

Well, how terrible?

[soft dramatic music]

Well, let’s just say back in the ‘s, there wasn’t a DNA test that, uh… in my family that Sami didn’t tamper with.

So you’re saying that you were able to forgive Nicole because Sami did bad things, too? Is that what you’re saying?

[sighs] Listen, Nicole is desperate to be a mother. I mean, she was still suffering from the loss of her child. You know better than most that sometimes, desperate people do desperate things.

Well, I’m sorry you feel that way, Belle. Okay, Belle Brady refused to take your case.

I can’t say I’m surprised. Susan Banks is part of her extended family.

Hey, we both know you were not in your right mind when you went after Susan, okay? But it’s fine. Belle isn’t the only solid lawyer in town.

[Tripp sighs]

[phone line trilling] Justin, hey, this is Tripp Johnson. I was wondering if I could get together with you and talk about my mom.

[soft dramatic music]

Hey, good news.



What’s that?

I spoke to Rafe, explained the whole situation. He doesn’t see any reason for me to have to book you, at least not tonight.


So when CSI is done at your apartment, you are welcome to go home.

What a relief. Thank you. Oh, thank you so much.

[Ava sighs]

[sighs] I’m sorry I took so long. After dealing with my insensitive boar of a brother, I had to take a walk to clear my mind.

It’s okay. Abe came to check on me.

[sighs] Brandon told him what happened.

[EJ sighs]

It must have been nice to see him.

It was. He’s still Abe, you know?

[EJ chuckles]

I suppose even with his memory loss, he can still tell what a special person you are, and what a strong connection you both had.

So how did it go with Stefan?

Ah, do you really want to talk about that?

Yeah, I do. I need something to distract me.


So what did he say?

Well as you can imagine, he once again begged me to drop the charges against Gabi.

She is guilty, right?

All the evidence points to it.

[suspenseful dramatic music] He also offered to make me the CEO of DiMera again.



Let me guess. You refused.

Damn right I did. I imagine he is at Statesville right now relaying the bad news to his wife.

So this is a shakedown?

[Clyde scoffs] You want me to pay you so Gabi doesn’t get hurt?

No, man, I wouldn’t dream of suggesting such a crass arrangement.

Then what are you suggesting?

Well, as it turns out, I suffered a significant loss recently and happen to be in the market for a new man on the outside.

Oh, you want me to be your henchman. Dream on.

[Clyde chuckles]

You got me all wrong, man. I would not insult the son of Stefano DiMera and Vivian Alamain by asking him to be my lackey. What I might suggest, though, is that you become my partner.

Partner in what?

It’s pretty simple, really. I just make sure that nobody comes close to laying a finger on Gabi’s head.

In exchange for what?

Well, I think it’s time for the DiMeras to get back in the drug running game.

[dramatic music]

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Brooke: Ridge…

[ Ridge exhales in admiration ]

[ Brooke laughing ] What is all of this?

Ridge: See, our lives get so crazy, sometimes you gotta stop and say thanks. Steal a few moments just for us.

Brooke: Yeah? Is that what you’re doing? You’re stealing me away? Like you did all those years ago?

Ridge: There you are.

Brooke: Were you talking to me?

Ridge: We haven’t stopped talking since. Hit me like a ton of bricks the first time I saw you.

[ Brooke giggling ]

[ Ridge laughing ]

Ridge: That. That giggle and that look. Whether it’s across a crowded room at a party or…

Broke: Or riding up on horseback to get married?

Ridge: Mm.

Ridge: I’ve been caught up in the beauty of you for as long as I can remember, I’m thankful for you, brooke.

Brooke: Oh, thank you. Wow. Did you do all this?

Ridge: Nah, it was nothing.

Brooke: This is hardly nothing.

Ridge: Well, it pales in comparison to the beauty in front of me. Oh, I got you something.

Brooke: Uh-oh. You got me a gift? Wait, am I missing a special occasion or something?

Ridge: I don’t need a special occasion to celebrate you. Celebrate us.

Brooke: Okay. Wow.

[ Brooke giggles, gasps ] Ridge!

[ Ridge chuckling ]

Ridge: Quite a story, the two of us are.

Brooke: Aw! Look at those two.

Ridge: Kids.

[ Brooke laughs ]

Brooke: You’re right. We were kids.

Ridge: Hm.

Brooke: Oh, so handsome.

Ridge: I like that one.

Brooke: I do too. But I really remember this day. I was there in the garden and I looked up and I saw you at the top of that staircase at the fountain. You came back. A new man. Almost like our lives began all over again. Sleep more deeply.And wake u

Ridge: We don’t have to look at the whole thing now.

Brooke: I know. I’m– I am. You took the time to put it together.

Ridge: I may have had a little help, but I did find all the photos.

Brooke: It’s fabulous.

Ridge: Well, it’s our story, right? It’s, uh… our dreams. Had few missteps, but we found our footing.

Brooke: Well, there’s nobody I would rather walk hand-in-hand with.

[Brooke gasps] Oh, my.

Ridge: Yes. I would like to say that forrester creations will be forever in your debt for the belief formula.

Brooke: Oh, I still can’t believe how it all came together. This stuff is genetically engineered to be wrinkle free. It’s a code we spliced in. It’s alive, ridge, and it’s taking orders from us.

Ridge: You also set the runway on fire the way that only brooke logan can.

[Brooke chuckles]

Emcee: Here’s the woman behind brooke’s bedroom, the final word in sexy sophistication, the quintessential woman of the millennium, the one, the only, the fabulous brooke logan!

[ Audience cheers ]

Brooke: Just not sure whose reaction was better, yours or your mother’S.

[Brooke laughs] Portofino. Italy is magical. How did you have time for all of this?

Ridge: If you love someone, you make time. This is an important part of our life. I wanted to celebrate it.

Brooke: Yes. You have always been one for grand gestures. Our wedding on the beach.

Ridge: And then, I tried to recreate it because I wanted to win you back and you wouldn’t have me back. For good reason. And then I proposed to you.

Brooke: Stephanie’s ring.

Ridge: She’s had it for years. Now, I want you to have it.

Brooke: Are you asking me to marry you?

Ridge: And then I surprised you with a heart in the sand. You’re not leaving me. Not now and not ever. Thankfully, I got through to you right outside this building. Responsible for so many happy memories. Yeah?

[ Both laughing ]

Brooke: I’m back, ridge. And I’m here to stay.

Ridge: My logan.

Brooke: Yes, your logan. What are the chances? Reuniting on an actual bridge.

Ridge: It’s not that surprising, really.

Brooke: Oh, yeah?

Ridge: Oh, yeah. We have a secret weapon. We have destiny on our side.

Brooke: Oh.

[ Laughs ] Yes we do.

Ridge: You know what I think? I think we’re not giving the outside forces enough credit.

Brooke: Oh, what do you mean?

Ridge: You know, for our story.

Brooke: We’ve had plenty.

Ridge: Yes, and it always proved that we’re better together than apart.

Brooke: We’re also good at reconnecting.

Ridge: Yeah, we are.

Brooke: Well, this last time was rough. You didn’t make it easy on me. I had to chase you all the way up to aspen. Ridge!

Ridge: What are you doing here?

Brooke: What are you doing here?

Ridge: Taylor and i are back together.

Brooke: Obviously, I have done something. That’s why you’re here. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out what it is. Ridge, if you’re not ready to talk about it, that’s okay. I’m not gonna pressure you. All you need to do is get on that plane with me and we’ll fly home together and you and I can work through this together. That’s what we do. We can get through anything. I believe that. Tell me you believe that too.

[Brooke crying]

Ridge: I should have had more faith in you. And you did it. You showed that you had enough faith for both of us.

Brooke: And all I needed was italy to work its magic. Ridge.

Ridge: I found you. I don’t want to spend another day without you. My logan.

Brooke: You said “logan.”

Ridge: My beautiful, wonderful logan.

Brooke: Say it again. Just say it again.

Ridge: Will you be… my logan forever?

[ Brooke laughs ]

Brooke: Yes. Oh, my god, yes. Yes, of course. I mean, pure magic.

Ridge: Does this remind you of anything?

[ Brooke gasps, laughs ]

Brooke: Did you have those flown in?

Ridge: Well, you said they were your favorite.

Brooke: You are always full of surprises.

Ridge: Says the woman who set up a private concert with andrea bocelli at his house.

Brooke: Yes. I’ve got to keep you on your toes, mister.

Bocelli: Sai perché cerco in te la felicit che sar perché sei sei tu nei miei sogni e nelle nostalgie cosi fortemente mia ma con te vola via ma con te vola via l’eco di un dolore che pesa in questa vita mia ma io come potro essere sempre l’unico regalarti il sogno che tu m’hai fatto vivere amore mio come il sole anche di piu scaldi questo cuore tu sai perché siamo insieme io e te perché il nostro amore un incontro d’anime were we meant to be our love feels like we are constantly two people destined to be free so I will keep longing for your face somewhere out there is a time and place I’ll keep searching for that bridge that leads to our breakthrough it’s true yes, it’s true

[ Soldier shouting ]

[ Brooke screams, laughs ]

That words could not even try to describe letting love lead the way it can’t be denied it’s you and I for all time

Brooke: You continue to make me feel loved and appreciated. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Thank you. For all of this. So sweet. So unexpected.

Ridge: Be prepared because I’m never gonna stop. I am so thankful every day… that I get to call you my logan.

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Daniel: How’s your food?

Lily: It’s good.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I forgot how much you liked, uh, chocolate with your pasta.

Lily: Mm-hmm. Who doesn’t? I heard what you said. I’m listening to you, okay? I know what you’re doing. I just have a lot on my mind right now.

Daniel: What kind of stuff do you have on your mind right now?

Lily: Whether I should order pasta with whipped cream next.

[ Daniel chuckling ]

Daniel: You know, I don’t think that’s the stuff you’re thinking about. And in case, um, in case you might be upset with me, um, about other stuff, I, uh, I would just like to clear something up.

Lily: What’s that?

Daniel: I was getting ready to show chloe and sally the apartment and then, you know, sally, she started asking me if I had any general, like, design ideas.

Lily: You mean besides the poker table and folding chairs?

Daniel: Yeah, those. And then heather and lucy, they just showed up at the door. I mean, I didn’t even know that they were back in town and there they were, you know. I guess lucy wanted to surprise me and then well they succeeded on that. But, um, I mean, there was nothing planned about it. You know, I– I was hoping that you would be back from your meeting with devon and we could talk to sally, talk about her ideas over dinner.

Lily: Okay, daniel. Daniel.

Daniel: Yeah.

Lily: You’re babbling.

Daniel: Well, you’re not really making this easy.

Lily: What are you talking about? What am I not making easy?

Daniel: I’m not worried about you and lucy. I know that the two of you are good. You guys are like pals, but… I just want to make sure that heather moving back to genoa city isn’t going to be a problem for us.

Phyllis: Hey, you. Hey.

Danny: Hi.

Phyllis: Hi.

Danny: Good to see you.

Phyllis: You too. I’ve been looking forward to this all day. I mean, this and dinner.

Danny: Oh, um, I’m– I’m sorry. I, well, unfortunately, we have to reschedule it.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Uh, did something come up like a last-minute gig or something?

Danny: Oh, no, no, no. It was nothing like that. Daniel had a last-minute change in his plans.

Phyllis: Oh, I get it. You told him that you invited me, right?

Danny: No, I didn’t even have a chance to. He just texted me.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Well, just because daniel changed his plans doesn’t mean we have to. I mean, we could still have dinner together, right?

Chance: Hey. What are you doing here? Hey, mom.

Nina: Hi, honey. Oh, how are you doing? I just talked to your doctor. She said you’re gonna be just fine.

Chance: Yeah, of course I am. I take after my mother. I’m tough. Nothing can bring me down.

Nina: Ah, I love you. Now, what the hell is wrong with you, putting your mother through this? Oh. Oh, are you okay?

Chance: Hey. No, no, no. No crying. No crying. I can’t deal with the crying.

Nina: What do you expect? We’ve been through this before. You know, I can’t stand the thought of anything happening to you.

Chance: I know.

Nina: And you know, this job, it may not be too dangerous for you, but it’s definitely too dangerous for me.

Chance: Hey, look at me. I’m fine. Okay, I’m good as new.

Nina: Geez.

Chance: That’s a promise. Come on.

Lily: You know, you’re really making more of this than you need to.

Daniel: Well, you’ve been awfully quiet ever since we sat down to dinner.

Lily: That doesn’t mean I’m upset. I’m not upset.

Daniel: Okay, then tell me what’s going on inside your head.

Lily: I don’t know. I just, you know, I’m disappointed that I missed your conversation with sally, that’s all.

Daniel: But you’re helping already. I mean, it was your idea for me to hire sally and it was a brilliant idea. You are a part of all of this.

Lily: Am I being selfish?

Daniel: No. No, you’re not being selfish. I wanted you there. You know that I wanted you there. This was supposed to be our fun little thing and well everything just went a little sideways. What was supposed to be a meeting about me decorating my place, turned into a reunion with my daughter and my ex.

Lily: Yeah, I know it’s fine. It’s fine. Okay. It’s my fault. My meeting with devon ran late. You know, and it’s fine. I’m just bummed that I didn’t get to hear sally’s ideas. I was really looking forward to it, that’s all.

Daniel: Okay. Well, in that case, let’s get out of here. Let’s go back to my place right now. Tell you everything that she said to me. You can tell me what you think.

Lily: I thought you want dessert?

Daniel: Not as much as I want to give you a very private tour of my new apartment.

Lily: Like right now?

Daniel: Like immediately.

Lily: Well, you know what? I guess I’m actually too full for dessert too.

Daniel: Okay. Check, please.

Chance: I’m really sorry, I put you all through this.

Nina: You better be.

Sharon: Can you tell us what happened?

Chance: Yeah. Well, I’ll tell you, I never expected to get shot after a crime had been committed. The guy was long gone.

Summer: Then, how did it happen?

Chance: Well. Thank you. There was a jewelry store robbery downtown. We were working the scene. Robbery was already over. The guy was long gone, but he left a pretty big piece of evidence. And I guess he must have realized that he did because he actually came back to the jewelry store to get it. Guy didn’t think that we’d be there yet, so he was just as surprised to see us as we were to see him.

Nina: And?

Chance: Well, he pulled out a gun and, uh, let out a few shots before we could subdue him. Guess one of those bullets had my name on it.

Nina: Yeah, that seems to be a specialty of yours. Remind me when we get home, I’m changing your name.

[ Chance sighing ]

Chance: I’m really sorry for scaring you all.

Nina: How about this? How about you worry about us later? And just focus just focus on getting better, okay? And then when you’re home where you belong, you are so grounded.

Chance: Great.

Phyllis: I heard there’s this really great restaurant right on the lake. They have the most amazing tiramisu, I’ve heard. I haven’t had tiramisu in so long.

Danny: Santino’s, yeah. I– I heard it’s supposed to be really good.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, let’s give it a try.

Danny: We’ll have to do a rain check. I’m so sorry, phylis. I– I made other arrangements for dinner when daniel told me his plans changed.

Phyllis: Ah. Hi, christine.

Christine: Phyllis. (Vo) ultimate endless shrimp is herewith a limited time flavor drop. New crispy dragon shrimp. One of seven endless choices. Right now, only at red lobster. Welcome to fun dining.

Summer: Uh, so I should get going, but I’m really glad that you’re gonna be okay.

Chance: It means a lot that you came. Thank you.

Summer: Heard the news. Had to at least check up on you.

Sharon: That’s so sweet.

Nina: It is really sweet. Thank you for your concern.

Summer: Well, chance was really there for me through the whole ordeal with my mom, so.

Nina: Ah, well, I raised him right. Listen, summer. I also wanted to say to you that I’m really sorry about what you went through with your mom. That must have been a nightmare.

Summer: Thanks, nina.

Sharon: She even lost her marriage to the love of her life. It was so heartbreaking.

Summer: Yeah, but I’m doing a lot better now, actually. I– I threw myself into work, which has been great and this guy helped, of course.

Chance: You know I got your back.

Summer: Well, I see you’re in very good hands, so get some rest, okay? And follow their orders.

Nina: Oh, trust me.

Summer: Bye.

Elena: Well, well, well, look who’s awake. And I’m glad you got to spend a little time with your mom and the rest of your fan club. But ladies, I’m gonna have to ask you to leave. You need to get your rest, chief. And we’re gonna be transferring you to a regular room soon.

Chance: Oh, I can’t wait. I gotta get the hell out of here.

Elena: Well, then you better behave yourself.

Sharon: Okay. Well, I will see you in the morning.

Chance: I look forward to that. Thanks for coming.

Sharon: Nina, good night. And you need to get some rest too.

Nina: Yeah. Well, I can only promise to try. Can I just have five more minutes with my son, please?

Chance: Mom.

Elena: Okay. Five minutes on the clock.

Nina: Thank you.

Elena: I’ll be back.

[ Summer sighing ]

Sharon: Are you okay?

Summer: Yeah. Yeah, I’m all– I’m okay. I’m just relieved, you know. I mean when chance was telling us what happened, it kind of hit me how dangerous his job really is. It makes me scared for him and all of them.

Sharon: Well, the good news is he’s going to pull through. He’ll be out of here in no time.

Summer: Yeah. Sharon, I hope you don’t think it’s weird that I came here.

Sharon: No, not at all. I– I know that you two have become friends. I’m sure it was more comforting for chance to wake up to a familiar face rather than some doctor or nurse he’s never seen before in his life.

Summer: Still, I’m sure that he would rather it was you.

Sharon: He opened his eyes and in the end, that’s all that matters. He’s going to be fine and you will be too.

Summer: Yeah. Good night, sharon.

[ Daniel laughing ]

Daniel: Great. You can add one more thing to my to-do list. Turn on the electricity. It’s all right though. I have a little, uh, flashlight app on my– on my dead cell phone. Great.

Lily: It’s dead. It’s okay. I have mine. I think I do somewhere here. Um, actually I do not. I think I left it at my place. Sorry.

Daniel: That’s all right. I thought I had a flashlight around here.

Lily: Well, do you have candles?

Daniel: Oh, yes. Ask you shall receive. Voila. Candles.

Lily: Perfect.

[ Daniel laughing ]

Daniel: Oh, look, here’s a flashlight.

Lily: Oh, look at that. Oh, I remember these. Remember? They were so quaint and useful.

Daniel: Uh-huh.

Lily: Well, if the batteries were any good.

Daniel: Okay. Put that on the to-do list as well. Get more batteries. You know, this might pose a bit of a problem. I mean, sally’s vision would, you know, be a little bit better if you could actually see what she was talking about.

Lily: I don’t know. I think it’s kind of romantic. I think it’s beautiful.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. I think you’re beautiful.

Chance: Oh, boy. All right. Let me have it. Read me the riot act. I know you want to.

Nina: Okay, I will. But only because you’re too groggy to argue with me. And since you’ve been shot, I’m just gonna say this and get it out of the way and hope it gets through that thick skull of yours.

Chance: Yeah, I know what’s coming next.

Nina: Oh, do you? Well, mr. Smarty pants. What’s coming next?

Chance: You think it’s time for me to rethink my life and my future.

Nina: Oh, okay. You’re better at this than I thought you’d be.

Chance: Yeah. You know what?

Nina: What?

Chance: I’ve got a surprise for you. When I got hit and went down, the very first thing I thought was, “not again.”

Nina: Really?

Chance: Yeah. Not that I’m old or anything, I know that. But it made me wonder. Am I getting too old for– for this?

Nina: Yes, you are. You absolutely are.

Chance: Next thing I thought is, “how can I keep putting my sweet mother through this when I love her so much?”

Nina: I love you too. More.

Chance: I love you too more too.

Danny: Does nina want us to bring anything to the hospital?

Christine: No. She’s all good. She said chance is just sleeping.

Danny: Oh, okay.

Phyllis: Wait a second. The hospital? Chance? What happened?

Christine: He was shot in an armed jewelry store robbery.

Phyllis: Oh, my god.

Christine: They caught the guy, but unfortunately he was in the line of fire.

Phyllis: Oh, no, this is horrible. I– I know that summer’s become friends with him. Uh, do you know if she knows?

Christine: I have no idea.

Phyllis: Okay. I’m gonna try to get in touch with her.

Danny: How’s nina holding up?

Christine: Oh, well, she’s nina. She’s invincible. A force of nature.

Danny: Yeah. That she definitely is.

Christine: If I were that robber, I would be thanking my lucky stars that the cops got me before nina did.

Danny: Oh, yeah.

Christine: Um, well, our reservation’s in 15 minutes. We should get going.

Danny: Yeah. Yeah. Good idea. Um, phyllis and I were gonna have dinner with daniel and lucy but they, uh, canceled.

Christine: I heard. That’s um, that’s too bad.

Phyllis: Yeah. But don’t worry, I’m not expecting an invitation to join you two.

Christine: Well, the idea hadn’t crossed our minds.

Phyllis: I’m definitely not gonna intrude in your time.

Christine: Very thoughtful of you.

Phyllis: Enjoy yourself. Have fun.

Danny: Uh, we’ll do dinner soon.

Phyllis: Yes. Absolutely.

Danny: When everyone’s available.

Phyllis: I look forward to it.

Danny: Yeah, uh, me too.

Christine: Good night.

Danny: Good night.

Phyllis: Bon appétit.

Chance: Thanks. Mm.

Nina: So, are you really having a change of heart or are you just placating your mother?

Chance: Mom, I don’t know. I can’t say I’ve fully made up my mind just yet. Plus, I probably shouldn’t be making any life-changing decisions while I’m sitting here with a hole in my chest.

Nina: Probably not. But listen, what if you just–

Chance: Mom. Too soon, okay? Plus, you know how many meds I’m on right now. I don’t even think I can decide what flavor jell-o I want for dinner tonight. Let alone what I wanna do for the rest of my life.

Nina: Okay. You’re right. I’ll wait. And I promise not to nag. Okay, never mind that. I don’t even believe that myself. Okay, how about this? I won’t nag. But is it okay if I really, really hope that you decide not to be a cop anymore?

Chance: As if I could stop you.

Phyllis: I’m sorry, danny.

Danny: Sorry?

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sorry for getting so upset.

Danny: Phyllis, you don’t ever have to apologize for loving our son.

Phyllis: Do you know how lucky we are?

Danny: The luckiest parents in the world? No doubt about it, our son is one tough kid. You know, maybe I should get him some boxing gloves for christmas.

Phyllis: Boxing gloves?

Danny: Yeah. I mean, if he could lick bacterial meningitis, he could take on mike tyson. No, holyfield.

[ Phyllis laughing ] No, on second thought, that’s not such a good idea.

Phyllis: I was thinking maybe he could become a doctor when he grows up.

Danny: Mm-hmm. Win a nobel prize for discovering one of those amazing miracle cures. Sounds good to me.

Phyllis: What if he becomes a writer and writes one of those mommy dearest books?

Danny: You mean about how crazy his mother is?

[ Phyllis laughing ]

Phyllis: Well, what about you? Think of all the dirt he could dig up on you, the big rock star?

Danny: Good point. Don’t cross him.

Phyllis: Hey, supergirl. Hey, how are you? You heard about chance?

Summer: Yeah.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness. All right. How’s he doing?

Summer: He’s okay. I just came from the hospital.

Phyllis: Oh, that was so sweet of you to visit him.

Summer: I mean, he’s my friend, so..

Phyllis: Well, I’m glad he’s doing better. I mean… why are you so sad? That’s good news.

Summer: I don’t want to talk about it.

Phyllis: Okay. You don’t want to talk about what?

Summer: Mom, please. Can we just not? Can we not?

Phyllis: Uh, can we not what? I’m just asking you questions about chance? Why–

Summer: Mom, seriously? Why do you have to grill me on like every thought that I have? Every mood that I’m in. Everyone I see. Everything that I do. I just, I don’t– I don’t get it.

Phyllis: Uh, I don’t really understand what’s happening now, but I– you know, I’m your mom, I’m not grilling you. You seem upset and I just want to help you.

Summer: No, that’s the thing. You don’t want to help. You just want to know what’s going on so that you can get involved and I just I really don’t want that.

Phyllis: I’m not trying to get involved, whatever that means. I’m just asking you some simple questions–

Summer: Okay, there’s nothing to get involved with anyway. So, let’s just drop it.

Phyllis: Okay. And you’re– you’re making a big deal out of nothing.

Summer: No, you’re not capable of respecting boundaries. I mean, look at daniel and heather.

Phyllis: What do daniel and heather have to do with this?

Summer: You’re trying to push them together?

Phyllis: Okay. First of all, that’s not true. And if you heard that from your brother, that’s a gross exaggeration. I’m not doing that. I just wanted lucy to come here and be closer to her father and closer to me, frankly.

Summer: See? You interfered.

Phyllis: Um, I didn’t interfere. And listen, I’m your mom, okay? And I care about what happens to you. Answer one question for me.

Summer: What?

Phyllis: Is there something else going on with chance? I mean, maybe something more?

Summer: Mom, please stop. Chance is dating sharon.

Phyllis: Oh, really?

Summer: What difference does it make to you?

Phyllis: It doesn’t really make a difference. But. [ Clearing throat ] I want you to be happy, okay? I care about you and I’m really wondering whether or not you’re gonna find true love. And I’d like you to,here.

Summer: How do you know that?

Phyllis: Uh, history, summer. Sharon is all about going after nick, period. She may do her little thing with chance and marry rey, god rest his soul. And she may do this like cat and mouse thing with adam, this love-hate thing, but at the end of the day, it is all about nick and only about nick for sharon.

Christine: Oh, nina, that is such good news. Yeah. Um, yeah. Sweetie, just keep me posted, okay? Um, and know that we’re thinking of you both and sending you so much love. Okay. Yeah, bye. Chance might be able to come home in a day or two.

Danny: That is amazing. Wow. You know, I– I feel sorry for him obviously, but I almost feel sorry for nina. I mean, you and I both know if she’d been to that jewelry store, she would have taken that bullet for her son.

Christine: Oh, there’s no doubt about that.

Danny: Can you imagine what it’s like saying goodbye to someone you love every single day and– and wondering if you’re ever gonna see them again? Like being married to the chief of police. Could I be a bigger bonehead? I’m sorry, that’s terrible.

Christine: No, you don’t have to say you’re sorry. It’s– it’s okay. I’m– I’m fine.

Danny: I– okay. Changing the subject before I put my other foot in my mouth. You mentioned something about chance and sharon. Um, is it something serious or what?

Christine: I– I don’t know. What I do know is that nina is not too thrilled about it.

Danny: Really? Oh, why is that?

Christine: Well, uh, sharon has sort of a dubious track record. Divorce from nick. Married adam. Uh, widow of chance’s former partner. Not exactly daughter-in-law material.

Danny: Yikes. Okay. Well, I guess it’s really none of my business though.

Christine: Okay. It’s– it’s totally none of my business either.

Danny: Yeah. Well, at the end of the day, I think the best we can do is what? Follow our hearts.

Christine: Well, that’s sweet. And, you know, kind of…

Danny: Corny?

Christine: Corny.

Danny: Simplistic. Relationships, they always seem to be so complicated for no good reason. Whatever happened to the simpler, the better?

Christine: Well, that’s us, right? The poster children of simple relationships.

Danny: Hear, hear.

Daniel: Not that I know anything about decorating, but I really like this one.

Lily: Yeah, I like that one. But, I mean, you know, it’s– it’s your home that sally is designing, right? Not a showroom. So, it’s whatever you like.

Daniel: Yeah. No, totally. She’s, uh, also putting together an idea board for me– well, for us to take a look at.

Lily: Yeah. No, that’ll be good because then you can kind of see how everything will look once it’s together.

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Lily: What is that? Was that– is that drawers or shelves? Like, I can’t really see.

Daniel: I have no idea.

Lily: You know what? I have a great idea. I have electricity upstairs at my place. Do you want– do you want to go up there?

Daniel: Now, you’re just bragging. You know, if I’m being honest, I, uh, I’m not really missing the electricity right now.

Lily: Oh, me neither. You know what I am missing though? Is a bed, a couch, somewhere comfortable.

Daniel: You know what? I have a floor.

Lily: Oh, no, no, that’s not happening.

Daniel: No?

Lily: No.

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Listen, for a long time, as you know, sharon and I were at odds. We hated each other. That’s the truth.

Summer: Mm. It doesn’t seem like you’re all that fond of her now either.

Phyllis: No, we’re never going to be friends, ever. We’ve learned to tolerate each other, be in the same room together, but we’re not going to be friends. In fact, I was gonna work with her and that imploded for some reason. But, I didn’t even feel the need to throw a grenade.

Summer: Okay. That’s a very big step for you, mom. I am proud of you.

Phyllis: Thank you. Thank you.

Summer: You’re welcome.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. So.

Summer: So.

Phyllis: Um, let me ask you a question. You have feelings for chance.

Summer: Mom, please. I have no desire to try to come between chance and sharon.

Phyllis: Okay. But am I wrong?

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: No, you’re not wrong. Yeah, I do– I do have feelings for him, but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to do anything about them, okay? So now you know, please just stay out of it.

Phyllis: Hm. Well, I’m probably not gonna stay out of it because you’re my supergirl and I love you. And I want you to be happy. Okay? But see, this is the new me and I’m gonna tell you that I’m proud that you’re showing restraint. See the old me, the old me would have been like, “go for it, go for it, go get what you want.” But the new me is proud of your restraint. It’s the new me. And, you know, I mean you didn’t learn that from me, so…

Summer: Well, mom, I am proud of your restraint too. Seriously. Keep up the good work.

Phyllis: Yeah. I love you.

Summer: I love you too.

Lily: Can I ask you a question now? Just to clear something up once and for all.

Daniel: Yeah. You can ask me anything.

Lily: Have I convinced you that I don’t care that heather is moving back here?

Daniel: Almost.

Lily: What? Just almost? Really?

Daniel: Yeah, I don’t think I’m quite there yet. You know, I– I mean, I’m such a skeptic.

Lily: Oh, well, I guess I’ll have to try again.

Daniel: All right.

Christine: Ah, that was delicious. Thank you.

Danny: Thank you. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Christine: Do you want to hear something weird?

Danny: This is me you’re talking to. Of course, I want to hear something weird.

Christine: Okay. Well, it’s not that weird. But to this day, even after all these years, even after eating at some of the best restaurants in the world, I find myself missing your famous pasta sauce.

Danny: You do? Really? Well, then I’ll have to make it again for you sometime. Yeah.

Christine: I would love that. Then, we’ll make it happen.

Elena: All right, mama. It is time to tell your son good night.

Nina: No.

Elena: He needs to get some sleep.

Nina: What about me and my needs? All right. Sorry. I was never very good at walking away from this one. I wanna thank you and everybody on the staff for taking such good care of him. I was really scared, but all of you and the angels came through for us again.

Elena: Well, no one’s happier about that than we are. So, no thanks necessary.

Chance: Go home, mom. I’m not the only one who needs sleep.

Nina: All right. Goodnight, my sweet son.

Chance: Night.

Nina: Sleep well. Remember, someone’s clearly looking out for you.

Sharon: Oh, hi, summer. Hi again.

Summer: Um, any updates on chance?

Sharon: No, none. All systems are still go for him to be released in a day or two.

Summer: Oh, that’s good. I’ll be keeping him in my thoughts. And just so you know, sharon, I am falling for him. I can’t help it. The heart wants what it wants and I’m not gonna back down.

Sharon: Summer. Are you okay? You zoned out for a minute there.

Summer: Yeah. No, I– I– I’m– I’m fine. I’m just really tired. I’m sure you are too. Night.

Sharon: Night.

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Nikki: You just focus on taking care of your aunt. I know how important she is to you.

Claire: There’s something else I should probably tell you about her.

Nikki: Maybe I shouldn’t leave town at all this week. And with all this family upheaval, I mean–

Victor: Sweetheart, I do want you to take that trip. I mean, you’ve been looking forward to seeing your sister, casey, for a long time. And you haven’t seen each other for a while.

Nikki: Please, please. Someone help me. Oh, god. Damn it.

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[ Ned vocalizing ]

If I can I just have to dive in I just have to dive in and believe

Brook Lynn: Okay, Ma. Spill. What did Tracy mean about you leaving?

Lois: Honey [ Scoffs ] Well, you know me. I’m not one to overstay my welcome.  Not that there’s much of a welcome with Tracy.  Of course, she is gone.

Brook Lynn: You’re going, too?

Lois: Honey, the only reason I came here was because of that awful tabloid story about you. But look at you now. You’re fine. You’re more than fine. And, you know, I thought I would get out of your hair.  My work here is done.

Brook Lynn: Your work here is never done, and I kind of like having you in my hair.

Lois: Brookie, my love. Hey. Always and forever I will be here for you. If you need me, I will drop everything for you. So you just say the word, sweetheart, and I will stay exactly where I am.

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Eddie?! Can you hear me?!

[ Water splashing ] Oh, god. Eddie! Is that you?! Oh, god. Oh, god, what do I do?

[ Breathing heavily ] Oh, god, please let him be okay.

[ Breathing heavily ] It’s weird to hear you say I’m “fine.” It’s even weirder to realize I actually am. For once, I’m not in any crisis. Hear, hear. But that doesn’t mean I need you any less. Look, ma, it’s been amazing having you here — and a little bit strange while dad is going through this whole “eddie maine” thing.

[ Chuckling ] Strange for you? Growing up, I used to hear all these stories about eddie maine — the rock star, you know, the rebel. But I never saw it for myself until he performed at the savoy. It was like a childhood fairy tale was coming to life. Aww. Eddie maine was — and is — a huge part of your father’s life. And a huge part of my life. I fell for him hard — and he fell for me. Until I discovered that he was actually somebody else. What do you mean, it was your fault? Mac told me that anna, my friend, came home to find someone in her apartment. The lights were off, and the intruder seemed to have a weapon. Anna thought she was in danger, so she fired. And it turned out to be a 15-year-old girl. Oh, good lord. What was she doing at anna’s? We don’t know, but right now she’s in the hospital fighting for her life. Oh, dear. I still don’t see why you think you’re responsible. It was my idea that anna move in to my daughter’s old apartment. If I had just had her stay with us, none of this would have happened. Oh, felicia, you don’t know that. Maxie: Our spring line is all about renewal — updated colors, a softer palette, a whisper of nature. I mean, imagine sasha in this eden with a sweet baby animal by her side. The garden is ready, but where is the baby animal? Oh, it’ll be here. I-I promise. Unfortunately, the lamb I booked got laryngitis, but I called in a favor for a backup. In the meantime, why don’t you shoot sasha getting her groove on in this beautiful garden? I suppose we must. Come, sasha. Are you ready? So, apparently anna mistook charlotte for an intruder in her apartment. How is this even possible? I don’t have all the details yet. But I do know that anna is not reckless, so I guess she must have felt that there was a genuine threat there. Why was charlotte even in anna’s apartment in the first place? Honey, we just don’t know yet. We don’t know. When I left the hospital this morning, she had come out of surgery, but she hasn’t woken up yet. But she will? Yes. She is supposed to make a full recovery. Okay. Alright. Yeah. Thank god. Yes. Anyway, I’m gonna go back over to the hospital later and visit her. But, um… I don’t know. I just wanted you to hear it from me in person. Uh… actually, there’s something else that I need to talk to you about. And it is important. Papa? Nina. Yeah. You’re both here. Together. I wanted to be here when you woke up. How you feeling? My stomach hurts, and [Gulps] My mouth is dry. Oh, there’s, um — here. Here’s some ice chips. Just eat them slowly, okay?

[ Monitor beeping ] Charlotte, what happened? Do you remember? I think so. It was halloween. We were trick-or-treating, and then anna… anna shot me. Thank you for allowing me to stay here last night. I’m very grateful. Um, but I can’t hide out here forever, you know? I have to face valentin, and I — and I have to get him to understand. Anna, I know you want to confront things, but this may not be the right time. Valentin and I — you know, we’re different people, but we’re both fathers. I don’t think I would be ready, if it was me, to accept your explanations at this point.

[ Knock on door ] Dante. Hey. Good. Anna, you’re here. Come on in. You here to arrest me? Ned:

If I can

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in I cannot believe you jumped out of a cake. Yeah, well, katherine bell nearly jumped out of her skin. Surprise!

[ Laughs ] That’s got to be the best revenge. Top 10. Well, I figured they both deserved a swift kick in the pants.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, but still, I’m — I’m sorry you had to go through all that. Oh, boo hoo. That’s in the rearview mirror. I like to drive towards the future. You’re amazing. Oh, honey. I like to drive down the road, never know where it’s gonna take me, you know? Lots of funny places. Like here, for example. And what did I get? My beautiful, feisty, talented daughter, who’s keeping the musical flame alive. See? It all comes full circle. Living the dream. At least trying to. Well, that’s all we can do. Except your dream happens to have a road full of a lot of potholes, so you just got to make sure that those potholes don’t kick you off course. Felicia, let’s just get one thing straight. No crystal ball in the world could have predicted that girl being at anna’s apartment. Well, you’re right, but, recently, someone burned down anna’s house. She’s been stalked and threatened, and I should have seen the danger signs. How? What happened at anna’s place was a crime. But your heart was in the right place, offering her a fresh start. I just wanted to keep her safe.

[ Voice breaking ] I never imagined this. Felicia, felicia, you — you’ve been a good friend to anna. The real culprit is out there. And let’s just pray that they’re soon behind bars. Grandmother, if this is about my father… don’t bother.

[ Sighs ] I realize that you want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he’s been absent from my life for too long and now he’s done the same thing to ace and I just don’t have it in me anymore. I don’t have it in me to forgive him. You’re not gonna do yourself any good by feeding this anger, of course. I know, I know, which is why I’m channeling all of that energy into taking care of ace — because i can be there for him and I can make sure that he feels safe and secure. And he doesn’t need a father because he…has me. I am so sorry to interrupt. Kevin told me that you were both here. I have news that can’t wait. Hey. It’s okay. It’s okay. I didn’t know anna would shoot me. It was an accident, charlotte. A terrible, terrible accident. She — she thought that you were an intruder. She didn’t know it was you. Is that what she said? I saw her this morning, and she feels terrible. She’s so worried about you. She thought that someone was breaking in, and she — she fired in self-defense. What did anna tell you, papa? There’s no warrant out for your arrest. Look, anna, I’m here as a friend and to let you know about some stuff from the pcpd. Don’t compromise yourself for me. It’s nothing that would compromise myself. It’s the contents of charlotte’s backpack. But before we get into that, I wanted to know — how do you think she got into your apartment? I don’t know. Do you think there’s a chance that maybe you didn’t lock your door? What do you think? Given everything that I’ve been through the past few months? Anna, I don’t know. I’m trying to help you. Maybe you didn’t lock your door. No, I’m just saying — I locked the door. That’s what tipped me off that there was an intruder. Because when I got back from seeing robert, the door was unlocked. And I thought that maybe this person that had been terrorizing me was inside. And that’s why I pulled my gun. And made the worst mistake of my life.

Dupixent helps you du more

with less asthma. Alright, sasha, ready to return to eden? Relax and make friends with the camera. We are here to capture the essence of you, eh? But no pressure. Okay.

[ Speaking spanish ]

Muy hermosa, que linda.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Uh-huh. Very nice. But what is with your shoulders? Loosen those bones. We are in paradise. What’s there to worry about?

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Beautiful. Flow. Yes! Now you are with us.

[ Chuckles ] Anybody order a baby alpaca?

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Esme, uh — I think I found the perfect place. It’s on the ground floor. I mean, it’s right by a park. Wait, what? It’s a tad pricey, but it’s so safe. And if you’re still willing to chip in, and with my earnings from the invader, I think it’s the perfect place for me and ace. I have an appointment in 45 minutes. Cancel it. You’re not taking ace anywhere. Charlotte, I haven’t spoken to anna. I haven’t left you. I’ve been too worried. Okay, papa. I know that you left jake and the others on halloween night. And I know you changed your halloween costume. Why did you do that? Why did you go to anna’s? How did you get into her apartment? Voicemail. That’s all you can do for now. I’m worried about mac. He may be the one who has to arrest anna. And my brother-in-law, robert — will he be the one who has to prosecute her or recuse himself from the case? It’s all a big mess right now.

[ Sighs ] You need a breather. Why don’t you take tomorrow off? No, no dice, stella. If I don’t stay busy, I’m gonna spend the entire day worrying about anna. You’re right. Drink your tea. One of the items found in charlotte’s backpack was — was a key with a — with a keychain in the shape of a shoe. Does that ring any bells? It sounds like the one maxie gave me for her apartment. Did you lose it? Must have. Yeah, I did. Um, I didn’t know that I had until I was taking some things to the apartment and I realized it was gone. And so the super gave me a duplicate. When is the last time you had the key? Um… I think I showed it to valentin. Charlotte was there at his house. What? Okay, now you’re confusing me, ma. I feel like I’m getting mixed messages. No, no, not at all. All I’m saying is, the music business is… it’s like the roller derby, right? There’s a sweet jackpot, but it’s ruthless. I mean, you think that you’re ahead, and then all of a sudden, here comes mary choppins on the left. She’s got an elbow jab. Boom! Mary choppins? You know my motto. No fight, no win. There you go. So, are you and blaze ready to go into battle? I feel like we are. I mean, with blaze’s chops and my songs, I feel like — like this is my chance, you know, to — to really build something from the ground up. Yes. And that is a long way to go. And there is a much easier life. Your granny’s gift of deception. Ned: Ahh

if I can

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in

and believe my late father-in-law lit up a room, but his vision dihting! I need morning! Okay. Alright. I just texted brook lynn, thanking her for borrowing the alpaca. Could you go get him, cody? We need him for the next setup. Look away, “sash-**.”

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Just like that, “sash-**.” Cody? Perfect! Breathe in the air. This is eden. Spencer, I’m gonna go look at that apartment. Unless you’ve changed your mind about helping me with the rent.

[ Stammers ] Grandmother…

[ Sighs ] No, honey, I haven’t changed my mind. I’m looking forward to seeing it. What? What? Just a minute. And after I’ve seen it, if we think it’s a safe place, I will co-sign the lease. Esme, we’ve been through this, okay? You’ve thought about moving out before, and I think that you came to your own realization that ace was better off where he is. He’s happy, he’s in a safe home, and he’s surrounded by family. Spencer, a lot has changed since then. I am more confident as a mother now, and ace and i are ready to be on our own. How do you know what ace is ready for? Spencer, I am his mother. My job is to make decisions for him. I have to go. I have an appointment. No. How could you do this? Charlotte, what were you hoping to find at anna’s? You know, valentin, charlotte — she just woke up. She’s — she’s doing great. She — she just needs to rest, okay? So maybe our questions can wait and she can focus on getting better. It’s okay, nina. I want to tell you what happened. Papa needs to know. Sonny: It’s pretty obvious charlotte used that key to get into your apartment. I’m just trying to figure out how she got it, you know? I mean, did she find it? Did she take it? Why would she take it? That doesn’t make any sense. Well, maybe the other items from her backpack could shed some light. What items? Spray paint. Same brand, same color that was used to write “murderer” on your front door. Thank you for taking the time to sit with me, stella. I know there are a lot of people that count on you. How is curtis doing? Curtis is a fighter. But every time I look at him, I see the pain behind his eyes. He had such a zest for life — running, boxing, dancing. Like the sisters said, “he was the greatest dancer.” Not anymore. I’m sorry, stella. Is that why you’re staying in port charles and not going to london to be with your cousin? Yes… and no. Was that a subtle “don’t quit your day job” jab, that you don’t think that I have what it takes to take blaze over the top?

[ Chuckles ]

Au contraire, honey bear. No. The song that you and chase played for me has the perfect hook. I just want to make sure that you understand what you’re setting yourself up for. What happened to “do what you love and the money will come”? Of course it will come, but it is a 24/7 job, no weekends, no holidays. Or you can have an easier life — deception. Too many bad memories and lost friendships. Why not just take the company back and just hand it over to your friends? I mean, that would really spite tracy. Not that you and I would ever do anything purely for spite. Who, us?

[ Both chuckle ] So, what do you say, brookie, hmm? Want to stick it to granny?

[ Woman vocalizing ] Brook lynn: Don’t you recognize us, daddy? Ned: I am not your daddy. My name is eddie maine. That’s all I know. You are ned quartermaine. I’m not ned. Stubborn as ever. Classic quartermaine. Olivia: Remember us. Remember who you used to be. Nothing is going to change me into someone that I’m not. Olivia: There are people who still need you. Your mother and your daughter and our son. Ned quartermaine isn’t just a name. You are my husband, and we need you back. My beautiful wife. I am holding on to you, and I’ll be damned if I ever let go. Ned:

The siren waits for me eddie!

[ Gasping ] Eddie!

[ Inhales sharply ]

She whispers so silently ultomiris is for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis there’s a lot of red spray paint in the world. Just because charlotte had the same brand, the same color doesn’t prove anything. I mean, it was halloween. So, you know, kids are tagging everything at that point, right? Graffiti? Yeah. Well, that would explain the other costume she had in her backpack, but — what — what if it’s worse than that? Because I’ve identified, I think, the person that’s been targeting me, and he’s from my early years at the wsb. And this individual is ruthless enough to co-opt a child. Anna, hold on — and what if he is using charlotte to get to me? If that is the case, then — I-I have to talk to valentin. Whoa — what, are we just gonna let her go? I switched my costume because I didn’t think papa would like me going as one of my tarot card characters.

[ Sniffles ] He doesn’t like when I do the cards. I never said that. I can tell. Whenever I ask to do a reading on you, you say no. Charlotte, you still haven’t said why you went to anna’S. I found her key. She showed it to us. It must have fallen out of her purse. I just wanted to give it back. I knocked on the door, and no one answered, so I let myself in. I was gonna leave a note, but… that’s when she came in and shot me. Okay. That’s enough. Charlotte needs to rest. I only wanted to help, papa. Are you angry with me? No. No, no. I love you. I will always love you no matter what. Papa, please. I only wanted to help. Shh. Nina’s right. You need to rest.

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Door opens ] She’s lying. About everything. She’s awake. She is alive. All this other stuff, it can wait. You’re right. That’s all that matters. Thank you for being here for charlotte. I’m just a phone call away. I’ll be back tomorrow. Cody, what are you doing here? Hello? Who is this little guy? Meet ferdinand, named after my favorite bull. But don’t — don’t tell salvadore. I don’t want him to know. Okay. He might throw him in a ring or something. I promise. Hey, sweetie. He is so cute! Yeah, he’s super gentle. Hi! Look at his eyelashes. Yeah, he does not need any makeup. Hey, bud. Right, buddy? Hey, buddy. Aww.

[ Chuckling ] Stay just like that.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Perfection. No, no. Salvadore, wait. We need to get the alpaca wrangler out of the shot. Are you mad? This is what makes this shot authentic!

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Felicia: Well, that’s not fair. What’s the “yes” and what’s the “no”? Really, felicia, it’s nothing. Nothing. Come on. I’ve been pouring my heart out to you. You said that part of our job was to listen. So consider this training and let me listen to you. You playing my own card against me? Uh-huh.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] Alright. While I was in london visiting my cousin wanda, I met someone special. What? Who? George. Charming, sharp, and oh so very british. Proper in every way. Oh, that’s very exciting.

[ Laughs ] Was he a friend of wanda’s? No, no, he was a regular at our favorite italian spot. And I noticed he was looking at me, and he was a bit of alright. Anyway, we exchanged glances. And then one day I went to pay the bill, and they said, “the gentleman who just left took care of it.” Can you imagine?

[ Chuckles ] So I went right out, and there he was, looking at me, waiting. What happened? What didn’t happen? He became my tour guide. We roamed the city together. Galleries, gardens, you name it. It was like something out of a movie. Magical. You fell head over heels, didn’t you? Oh, felicia. More than I could have ever imagined. But…? George proposed. You turned him down. I did. Why? Because accepting would have been — would have meant london for life. And as much as I love george, my family, my heart, my essence, they’re — they’re all right here. That was maxie. They borrowed the alpaca for a photo shoot. Ferdie is such a cute alpaca. Look, ma, I know you’re just looking out for me, and so is chase, but I — whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You never said that chase was on the same page that I was. Yeah. He had the same idea that I should just walk into deception like a trojan horse. Oh! I knew that guy was a keeper. There’s a catch, ma. Tracy! She’s not stupid. She did exactly as I predicted. She made herself president of the board and made it impossible to vote her out. Tracy is not all that, okay? Please. With your smarts and a little bit of cunning, you can make things right for your friends. I don’t know. My love, come here. The best way to get rid of the queen is from inside the castle, not from outside the gates. So you take the job… and you let destiny do its work. And always make sure that you get a fresh manicure every week, okay? Except on thursdays. You know thursdays are bad luck.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Woman vocalizing ] My husband and I have never been more [ Monitor beeping ] Anna’s whistling in the wind. It does not make any sense to me that a wsb agent tells charlotte to go to her apartment with a backpack full of spray paint. I don’t know what to think. I mean, when charlotte was staying with us, you know, yeah, she was quiet and reserved, but she was polite and gracious. I mean, did she fit in 100% with the kids? Not really. But she hung out with rocco a lot. I mean, she went out of her way to hang out with danny and scout. Okay, so? She’s had a complicated life, right? I mean, she wasn’t always an angel. Is charlotte capable of targeting anna? I don’t know. But the evidence is pointing that way. But like you said, it’s a far-fetched idea to think that there’s some mysterious person from anna’s past that’s secretly pulling the strings, right? Why are you trying to help esme take ace away from me? She is not taking ace away from you. She’s not. She is — she’s creating a home for herself and for her son. But esme can’t take care of ace alone. He needs me. Yes, I think he does need you, and he always will —

always — as — as his big brother, not as a substitute father. Ace doesn’t have a father. I know, and that is really unfortunate. But you and esme are not a couple, right? And you’re not ready to commit yourself to esme. So what’s best for ace is that they make this change now, before he’s old enough to remember that things used to be different. You’re wrong. Ace needs to stay with me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Salvadore: A raw, rugged man. An ethereal vision and a baby alpaca with trust in its eyes.

Una visión de fertilidad. Okay — a glimpse of paradise reborn, before the serpent, before temptation’s bite.

[ Stammers ] Salvadore, cody is not a model. Neither is the alpaca. It’s an alpaca, and he’s a man.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Did you not hire salvadore to be salvadore? This. This is what they’ll be talking about. Salvadore’s vision of spring! Cody, uh, you good? Yeah, sure. Why not? Enough of this talk. You, “sash-**,” whisper to the alpaca. Be its mother. You are teaching the alpaca life. And you, wrangler, never take your eyes off her. Yeah. Not a problem.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] This is perfect. Luke was always one of the good ones. Yeah. And bobbie’s got it rough, having to go through this with tracy. ‘Cause tracy’s a snake. I mean, she’s a smart snake, but, mm… I sort of feel bad talking about how to get tracy out of deception when she’s, you know, going through something so personal. It feels wrong. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Please. Tracy will be the first one to say it. Family is one thing. Business is another. And with business, you got to be tough as nails. I guess you’re right. And like you said, tracy is a snake. Mm-hmm. So, how do we de-fang her? Hmm. Well, that is the million-dollar question, isn’t it? I guess I have to stick around a little longer and help you figure it out. Works for me.

[ Laughs ] Besides, I’ve always had a thing for snakeskin boots.

[ Both laugh ] Ned:

I just have to dive in

[ Woman vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in if I can I just have to dive in I just have to dive in <

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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Jack: That would be the third time that you’ve moved those.

Diane: This is my first thanksgiving as your wife in your family home.

Jack: In our family home.

Diane: Well, I just want it to be perfect.

Jack: No one is keeping score. It’s thanksgiving day, the one day of the year we set judgments aside, we put battles on hold, and we come together in gratitude and unity. What could be better than that?

Diane: Have you met your sister?

Jack: Oh.

Diane: Last year at this time, she was on a mission to run me out of town.

Jack: But on the day of thanks, when the whole family was here, she showed restraint.

Diane: Well, a little. And only with a lot of arm twisting on your part. I mean, I was scared during the meal that she would stab me with a fork.

Jack: But she didn’t, and that’s the magic of the holiday.

Diane: [Laughs]

Jack: Hey, think about it. Think about how much things have changed between the two of you since twelve months ago.

Ashley: Things have changed for whom? You mean diana and me?

Jack: I was just reflecting on how your relationship has progressed.

Ashley: Yeah, I suppose that’s true. I mean, who would have guessed that I would owe you a debt of gratitude, diane, for saving my life. Although I still think there’s a part of you that would have preferred me to choke to death on a grape.

Diane: [Chuckles]

Ashley: Huh?

Diane: Course not. Of course not. And besides, jack’s right. We’re on the same team now.

Ashley: Another one of those things that nobody would believe, even me.

Jack: We’re all working toward the same goal– protecting jabot from a possible attack from your about-to-be-ex-husband.

Ashley: I know. I know. Two other things I couldn’t possibly imagine happening– that I’d actually marry tucker and then leave him on our honeymoon

Jack: Because of your incredible loyalty to this family that brought on your realization that tucker is the ass we all thought he was.

Ashley: Okay! All right. Thank you so much for that.

Jack: Look, can we just not talk about tucker or what he has planned for one day? Just focus on the things for which we are grateful.

Ashley: Right. Um… I’d actually like to invite tucker for thanksgiving dinner.

Audra: Yeah, I was surprised you reached out. After the way we left things, I wasn’t sure I’d ever hear from you again.

Kyle: Yeah, I think my emotions got the better of me last time we spoke. We both did.

Audra: Yeah, you’re right. I was a little hesitant to meet with you today. I wasn’t sure what I’d be walking into.

Kyle: I think we had too much of a connection to leave things the way we did.

Audra: Huh. So, now is when you tell me, in a less emotional way, why you backed out of a plan you agreed to only a few days ago.

Kyle: No.

Audra: Because I don’t need to be let down gently, kyle. I prefer the direct approach. So tell me– what’s on your mind?

Kyle: I want back in.


Victoria: Mom, hi. I hope you’re having a good visit with aunt casey. Give her my love. Look, I don’t want to interrupt your quality sister time, but would you give me a call when you get a chance? I could really use your advice.

Nikki: Water. Thank god. How much vodka did she pop into me? Haven’t felt like this in a long, long time. I never wanted to ever again. Claire! Why are you doing this to me?

Nikki: No. No, I can’T. Why is she doing this to me? Claire, or whoever she is, she wants me to suffer. She knows my weakness. No, not weakness. Disease. It’s a disease. Okay. You know how to do this. One day at a time. One minute… at a time.

Claire: Oh, mrs. Newman, I’m so sorry.

Victoria: No. That’s okay, claire. I thought you were headed out west with my mother. Something about going to see your aunt?

Claire: I came back to get some work, but, uh…

Victoria: What is it? What’s wrong?

Claire: It’s your mother.

[Knock at door]

Victor: Yes, come in.

Victoria: Something’s happened with mom.

Victor: What do you mean?

Victoria: Clair flew back to grab some work from the office, but then she got a call from her aunt in oregon.

Victor: What is it?

Claire: Nikki had some kind of seizure this morning.

Victor: What?

Claire: I don’t know much, but apparently she collapsed, and jordan called an ambulance. She’s been taken to the hospital.

Victor: Oh, my god. Get the jet ready. We’re taking off very soon, okay? Just get it ready. What is the nearest airport?

Claire: Redmond.

Victor: Redmond, oregon.

Victoria: I’m coming with you. We can grab nick on the way to the airport.

Audra: Kyle, you were adamant about wanting in on the plan, and then in a complete reversal, you were just as adamant about not betraying your family. You’re making me dizzy.

Kyle: I was working through it.

Audra: You accused me of using you.

Kyle: You called me a coward.

Audra: Okay, well, why would you even consider working with me?

Kyle: To get what I want,

Audra: Which is?

Kyle: Jabot. I want to be co-ceo.

Audra: [Scoffs] Help me understand, because you made it very clear you didn’t want it this way.

Kyle: [Sighs] If I told you I was willing to betray my family and stab my father in the back… would you believe it?

Audra: Why should I believe you’re not gonna change your mind again? You know, tucker thinks you can’t commit and follow through.

Kyle: Well, tucker’s wrong, and I have the evidence to prove it.

Tucker: Evidence to prove what?

Tucker: Okay, so what is this evidence to prove you are sincere in wanting to join us?

Ashley [Recorded]: I know that tucker needs and wants devon’s love and approval more than anything. And devon needs and wants a relationship with his father. I don’t see anything wrong with nudging that in the right direction. And just listen. Full disclosure– if all this “kumbaya” means that tucker decides to back off of jabot, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Wouldn’t it? It could actually happen. Because nobody can tap into tucker’s humanity like devon.

Tucker: This isn’t news. I assumed ashley was trying to manipulate me.

Kyle: But you were hoping it wasn’t true.

Tucker: I don’t know how my hopes or desires are relevant here.

Kyle: The point is, ashley is using your hopes and desires to her advantage.

Tucker: No, it sounds to me like she still thinks she can turn me into a better man. But even if you’re right, what does that prove?

Kyle: That I would throw my aunt under the bus to show whose side I’m on.

Audra: It was a dirty move. Sneaky, even. I’m impressed.

Tucker: I see. Dirty and sneaky kyle abbott.

[Chuckles, snorts] I didn’t think you had it in you.

Jack: Inviting tucker to our family thanksgiving dinner.

Diane: You’re not serious.

Ashley: All right, let me rephrase that. Not for dinner. Just here for a drink along with devon.

Jack: So you’re helping him get in touch with his humanity?

Ashley: Yes, exactly.

Jack: He never had any to begin with.

Diane: Yeah, talk about spoiling the mood.

Ashley: I thought you were my ally. What happened to being on board?

Diane: Well, it happens to be thanksgiving. It runs the risk–

Jack: Of destroying the day. Why would he even agree to this?

Ashley: Because of devon. I mean, obviously, tucker’s probably going to be alone on the most family holiday of all the holidays. He’s going to be miserable. Maybe he’ll be more vulnerable.

Jack: Good. Tucker will be sad. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. No, I’m putting my foot down. This is not going to happen. You can get together with tucker and devon and work your magic. Obviously, I can’t talk you out of it, but not here, not today.

Ashley: Jack.

Diane: I have to agree.

Ashley: You mean the two of you can’t put aside your dislike for this person the way I have? Honestly, for a greater good?

Jack: You’re asking us to ruin a family celebration by having that man in this house and pretending to be civil. It’s not going to happen.

Nick: Have you heard anything from mom?

Victor: She’s just not answering my calls.

Claire: I’ve been trying to reach my aunt jordan for an update, but she’s not picking up either.

Victoria: Maybe that means she’s bringing mom back from the hospital.

Victor: Wait a minute.

Nikki: Is that the jet? Is it ready?

Victor: Just a second. What do you mean, not ready yet?

Victoria: What?

Victor: Why in half an hour? Get it ready. We’ve got to get out of here.

Victoria: That’s too long. I feel like we need to be there now. Mom needs us.

Victor: Sweetheart…

Victoria: I can’t stand this.

Victor: It’s gonna be all right, okay? Everything will be all right.

Nikki: What kind of person does this? Get rid of it. Pour it out. You know where this will end if you don’T. Oh.

[Gasps, sniffles]

[Teary] Oh, god…

[Sobs] What have I done?

[Crying] God help me!

[Crying continues]

Victoria: Now claire, your aunt said nikki had a seizure?

Claire: Yes.

Victor: What else did she say?

Claire: Not much. She was focused on getting nikki help.

Victoria: She must have said more or given you some idea of what she’s dealing with. What did she actually see?

Claire: She said nikki started twitching. She got dizzy, and then her arms started jerking like they were out of her control. And then she collapsed.

Victoria: She collapsed? It sounds like it could have been related to the ms, especially if she was tired from the trip.

Victor: Okay, listen, we need to relay that information to the medical team. What’s the name of the hospital?

Claire: I don’t know. There aren’t any near the lake house.

Nikki: Didn’t you say your aunt suffered some kind of fall?

Victor: Where was she treated?

Claire: There’s a retired doctor who lives on the lake. He looks after aunt jordan because she hates hospitals. I should have found out where they were going. I heard “hospital,” and I didn’t get more information. I’m so sorry. I was just so upset that I wasn’t thinking.

Victor: I understand, but it’s imperative that you get ahold of your aunt, okay? We need to tell your aunt about nikki’s medical condition of multiple sclerosis. Do you understand? It could potentially be very, very dangerous. So call her again right now.

Tucker: Well, this was a promising start.

Audra: I’m assuming you’ve given some thought as to how you might help us achieve our goal.

Kyle: I played the role of the prodigal son. Told my father I accepted his position to be coo of jabot.

Tucker: Smart move.

Kyle: I want to show I’m a team player willing to put the family above my own personal ambition.

Audra: You sure he believed it?

Kyle: Oh, I know he did, because he wanted to. It’s a weakness too easily exploited.

Tucker: Is this the student trying to school the master now?

Kyle: Oh, no, this is a partner-to-partner observation.

Tucker: We’re not partners yet.

Audra: All right, well, we all need to be convincing and effective for this to work.

Tucker: I agree. So as coo, you’ll be on the inside of jabot where you can gather information.

Kyle: Exactly what kind of info are you looking for?

Tucker: Anything I can use to damage the company, destroy it from the inside.

Kyle: Is that supposed to be a joke?

Tucker: No, that’s what you’re signing on for.

Kyle: See, I want to run the company. There’s not a lot of incentive for me if there’s no company left to run, tucker.

Audra: I think “destroy” is too strong a word.

Tucker: Sorry. Would “cripple” be better?

Audra: Yeah, better. Look, right now the company is too financially stable. It could weather any kind of storm we could create. You do see that, right?

Kyle: Oh, I see, but I’m not saying I agree with it.

Tucker: Kyle, in order to put you in charge, I need control of the company. To get control of the company, I need leverage. Without some kind of, uh, some kind of damage or crisis at jabot, I don’t have that.

Kyle: Oh, I understand.

Tucker: Is this going to be a problem for you?

Jack: Just one tucker-free day, is that too much to ask?

Ashley: Jack, I think you can survive it for the sake of our family and the family’s company, okay?

Diane: I doubt tucker would even want to come,

Jack: Or devon, for that matter. I’m sure he has plenty of plans for the family he does love.

Ashley: Just one drink. Why are you fighting me on this?

Jack: Because thanksgiving should mean something. Thanksgiving is about family, ashley. I am grateful that you are here. For a time here, it looked like that wasn’t going to happen, things were so bad between us. I would like to be grateful all day that you are here.

Ashley: Okay, okay. But there are some things that are more important, jack, than just sitting together at a table, eating tons of turkey and then wanting to take a nap.

Jack: You’re missing my point. Today is about family. We need to value that. Can’t we just come together, enjoy each other’s company? This is about a family tradition we’re trying to keep going. There are far too few of those.

Ashley: I know. I know. Listen, I’m really grateful to you for always trying to keep these family traditions going. Honestly, thank you.

Jack: What do you think dad would do?

Ashley: I think he’d agree with me. I really do. And if you don’t agree with me to let tucker and devon come here for one quick drink, I’ll go to the club. I’ll meet them there.

Jack: You would really do that?

Ashley: Accept my other option, jack.

Diane: Ashley, ashley, I’d really like to have you here.

Ashley: And I want to be here, and I will be for part of it, I promise. But this is something that I have to do. It just is.

Jack: I’m not going to stand here and argue with you. That’s the last thing I want to do, especially today.

Ashley: Good.

Jack: So you’re gonna go through with this? You’re gonna spend part of thanksgiving with the most despicable man in genoa city.

Ashley: And his son, hopefully.

Jack: Why are you so damn stubborn?

Jack: Why are you such a control freak? It’s for the good of the family.

Jack: I know that. Doesn’t mean I have to like it. I still worry about you.

Ashley: I’ll be fine.

Jack: You will be missed.

Ashley: Just think of the opportunity to talk about me behind my back. That’s the real family tradition.

Jack: Be careful. Look, I got to check on things in the kitchen, okay?

Ashley: Come here. Happy thanksgiving.

Jack: Happy thanksgiving.

[Both sigh]

Ashley: Honestly. Thank you for what you said. That was very sweet.

Diane: Oh, well, I meant it. I wanted this to be our first family thanksgiving together without so much animosity.

[Both chuckle]

Ashley: Right. Yeah. I’ll be back, you know? I’m not gonna be gone that long. You understand why I’m doing this, right? You see the logic?

Diane: Oh, I–I do. It’s just there could be a problem with your plan.

Kyle: That’s a sound strategy if properly executed.

Tucker: And are you willing to be a part of it?

Audra: Dismantling your family’s company?

Kyle: Well, I have to be, in order for it to work.

Tucker: Why is that?

Kyle: You want to weaken the company without destroying it beyond repair. That requires intel only someone from the inside can deliver. Timing is everything.

Audra: Hmm. He makes a good point.

Kyle: And I don’t trust you. Either of you. No offense.

Audra: None taken.

Kyle: Look, you’re hurt. Part of you wants to hurt back. You want to punish ashley and all the people important to her. My family. I can see that.

Tucker: Cool. Did you get that from your freshman psychology class? I know more about you than you think, kyle. I always will. Don’t forget that. So, just so we understand, you are joining us, yes?

Kyle: Well, I’m not gonna let you burn it down out of spite. But I want to run the company, and this is the only way that’s going to happen. So, yes, I am in.

Tucker: Very good. I’m glad you found some clarity.

Kyle: Don’t make the mistake of playing me, and everyone will get what they want. Do we understand each other?

Tucker: I think so. Welcome aboard, again.

Kyle: Well, you don’t have to question my commitment to all this.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. You should run along back to thanksgiving right now. Keep playing the prodigal son, grateful to be back in their good graces and all that.

Kyle: I can handle it.

Tucker: Okay. I’ll be in touch.

Audra: I’ll walk out with you. I’m glad you’re back.

Kyle: Yeah. Tucker must be pleased with your efforts.

Audra: You don’t seem very happy for a man who’s about to get everything he wants.

Kyle: Audra, don’t try to manage me.

Audra: I’m not asking you to trust me, kyle. You know, in fact, I find it rather appealing you don’T. We’re talking about self-interest here. There’s nothing in it for me if tucker burns it down. Like you, I need this to succeed.

Kyle: Hmm, but it’s tucker I’ll be handing the means to cripple the company.

Audra: And when we gain control, we will build it back even better and stronger. This is what tucker does best.

Kyle: Hmm. That’s why I’m putting up with him. Well, with both of you. It’s clear who I’m dealing with.

Jordan: Claire?

Claire: Yes, it’s me, aunt jordan. I’m so glad you picked up.

Jordan: I just got back from the hospital. Understand?

Claire: Yes, I’m here with mr. Newman and two of his children. They’re very worried.

Jordan: As they should be.

Claire: He’s very eager to talk to you.

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Jordan: Mr. Victor newman. I can’t believe it.

Victor: Well, thank you for helping my wife.

Jordan: What was that? Hello? Oh, this cell service is just so awful. Can you hear me?

Victor: I said thank you for helping my wife.

Jordan: That’s not something you need to thank anyone for. But she did give me a scare.

Victor: Please tell me how she is.

Jordan: The doctors are tending to her.

Victor: Ok, listen carefully. You must tell them that my wife has ms, multiple sclerosis. Very important you tell them.

Jordan: [Chuckles] Well, you’ll be happy to know that the doctors were smart enough to figure out that’s what was ailing her, mr. Newman.

Victor: Well, I’m very relieved to hear that.

Jordan: It is a great relief, isn’t it?

Victoria: So the seizure was brought on by the ms.

Victor: So she is responding well to the medication?

Jordan: They gave her some epilepsy medication, and, um, what was the name of it? Oh, I can’t remember. But, um… anyhow, it seems to be working, and she was over the episode rather quickly.

Victor: Well, that’s good news.

Jordan: They’re going to keep her overnight. They want to make sure that there are no chances taken. And since I do live in such a remote area.

Victor: We’ll be leaving here shortly. We are flying into redmond. We should be there in a few hours.

Jordan: Oh, goodness, it is handy having those private jets, isn’t it?

Victor: Now what is the name of the hospital?

Jordan: Hello?

Victor: Hello?

Jordan: Hello? Oh, no, not again.

Victor: Can you give me the name of the hospital?

Jordan: Oh, this service is breaking up again. Mr. Newman? Hello?

Victor: Hello? Are you there?

Victor: [Sighs] The call dropped.

Claire: The service can be terrible out there.

Nick: Well, mom’s okay, that’s the only thing that matters.

Victoria: What else did she say?

Victor: Well, they gave her some epilepsy medication, and apparently the seizure stopped.

Victoria: [Sighs] Thank god.

Nikki: Thanks to your aunt.

Victor: We owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Claire: I’m sure she doesn’t see it that way.

Victor: Well, I’m looking forward to thanking her in person, okay?

Diane: Ashley, I–I do, I understand the logic of what you want to do, how it makes sense to take advantage of the emotions that the holiday brings up.

Ashley: Right, right, because tucker talks a good game, but he– well, like I told you, he wants devon’s love and approval.

Diane: Family connection.

Ashley: Yeah, and that’s why I thought today was a good day to try to get the whole process started, of getting, you know, tucker and devon back on track.

Diane: Well, I–I get that. I’m just asking that you don’t sacrifice the whole day for tucker. Look, it means a lot to jack to have you here for thanksgiving dinner. And believe it or not, it means a lot to me, too. Look, there’s no angle, no secret agenda, I just… I just love your brother. I love his devotion to family, and… I love that harrison is growing up, you know, feeling a part of it and having these traditions.

[Sighs] I mean, last year at this time, jack had recently learned that he had another grandchild.

Ashley: Yeah. Yeah, it’s a shame allie can’t be here. She’s off in paris pursuing her dreams.

Diane: Well, life does that. It pulls us in different directions, and I think that’s why this holiday is just so important.

Ashley: Seems like you really mean what you’re saying.

Diane: I do mean what I’m saying. And that’s why I hope you’ll be back in time for dinner, because… I just think the table would feel a little empty without you.

[Door opens, closes]

Ashley: Thank you.

Kyle: Wow. Smells delicious in here. How are the preparations coming?

Ashley: Your mother has, um, decorated the room in such a way that martha stewart would be jealous. Anyway, um, I gotta get ready.

Kyle: Okay. See you later. Wow, mom.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: [Chuckles] Uh… where’s dad?

Diane: He’s in the kitchen checking on things, but don’t worry. I’m sure mrs. Martinez is about to kick him out.

Kyle:, Oh, well, I met with audra.

Diane: Yeah?

Kyle: Yeah. Tucker showed up. Couldn’t have worked out better.

Diane: Really? What happened?

Kyle: I told them I reconsidered their plan to take over jabot.

Diane: Do you think tucker believed you?

Kyle: Oh, I’m in. I think you’re right about how I have to handle this.

Tucker: Hey, devon, period. Can we fix this, question mark. Can we try, question mark. I would love to spend thanksgiving with you, period.

[Door thuds, footsteps approach]

Audra: [Sighs] Well, looks like it’s just you and me.

Tucker: Hmm. Just the way I like it. I must say, I never understood the appeal of thanksgiving. Turkey sucks. It’s always dry. And nobody does the mashed potatoes right. They’re dry, too. It’s like hospital food, right? You want to go upstairs?

Audra: Tucker, no.

Tucker: Not that. Up to the dining room. Buy you a burger and a bourbon.

Audra: Oh. Yeah, sure.

Tucker: Geez. Your mind’s in the gutter these days.

Audra: Yeah, well, I’ve been spending way too much time with you.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Hey, wait a second.

Kyle: I’m going to do this on my own. I can handle it. I’m going to undercut tucker, eliminate the threat, and then I’m going to make this my gift to dad.

Diane: Good for you.

Jack: Mother and son, a welcome sight on this family holiday. Ashley leave?

Diane: No, she went upstairs. I did my best to try to convince her to make it back for dinner, but I don’t know. Who knows?

Jack: Well, I appreciate the effort. I really do believe in the tradition of thanksgiving.

Kyle: You don’t have to convince us. We know how important this day is to you. And I love how harrison knows this is your favorite holiday.

Jack: I just wanted us all to be together. I cannot believe tucker is still invading our lives.

Kyle: Yeah, let’s forget all about tucker mccall. He has nothing to do with this family. Today should be about us, the abbotts.

Claire: Still no service.

Victoria: Oh, my god. Is it always like this?

Claire: It’s worse this time of year when the weather’s bad.

Victoria: I didn’t know that mom was gonna be in such a remote location.

Claire: Most people move to this part of the state because they want to be off the grid.

Nikki: You must worry about your aunt living out there all alone.

Claire: She’s one of the most capable people I know. But sometimes, yes, I do.

Victor: Hello? Hello? Let’s go.

[Sharp pop]

Nikki: Who’s there? Claire? Who’s there?

[Knock on door]

Man: Hello? Nikki? Victoria?

[Insistent knocking]

Cole: Nikki? It’s cole. I got your text about victoria. Is she all right?

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[sighs] Yeah, Dad’s at the hospital with Nicole.

[soft music] Yeah, they’re both taking it pretty hard. No, no, no, I don’t think you’d be intruding at all. I’m sure Dad would, uh… he’d love to hear from you.

[chuckles] Okay. Love you, too, Syd.

[phone beeps]


[both chuckle]

Hey. Oh, man. Did you, uh– did you just get back?

Yeah, plane landed a couple hours ago.

Well, I am very glad to see you. I missed you.

I missed you, too.

So… how’s Lani?

She’s good, considering. Uh, but she’s still on track to be released at the end of the year.

That’s great.

How was your dad’s wedding? I’m so sorry I missed it.

Uh, yeah, the wedding was–was fine, But, um… I have some pretty bad news. Uh… something terrible happened to my dad and Nicole last night.

[monitor beeping]

I, um… I just spoke with Rafe. They–they still haven’t found Dimitri, which is of no surprise given the shameful incompetence of the Salem PD. But I promise you, I will not let this go. My bastard nephew will be brought to justice.

What difference does it make, EJ? Nothing matters now. My baby’s gone, and nothing’s going to bring him back.

[grunts] How’s the baby?

[scoffs] In better shape than I am. Kid’s got lungs like Pavarotti. Kept me up half the night.

Well, you don’t think he’s sick, do you? Does he have a fever?

Sloan, he’s a newborn. Crying is, like, his only skill. It’s practically his job. Just relax, okay?

Sorry. Not normally such a loon.

Oh, I’d only be worried if you weren’t a loon. It’s your first time being a mom.

Yeah… and my first time stealing another woman’s child.

Hey, I thought we were going to focus on the positive.

Okay. Okay. Pierce, Dr. Pierce, did he say anything about Nicole? How’d she take the news?

That is hardly focusing on the positive. But, no, he didn’t say anything about Nicole, and I didn’t ask either.

[scoffs] Yeah, well, it was a stupid question anyway. I’m sure she’s devastated about the baby, and it’s all my fault.

[dramatic music]

I mean it, Gil. Stop it right there, or I will end you.

I don’t think you will.

Hey, Ava. It’s Harris. I know I’m a little early.

[gunshot] Ava? Ava?

[both breathing heavily] Ava, what happened?

He’s dead. I killed him.

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

[dramatic music]

You’re definitely right. He’s dead.

Oh, God.

It’s okay. Come here. Sit down.


Okay, uh, this is the second body I found in this apartment. Am I right to assume this is not connected to Li’s death?

Yeah, you’re right to assume.

Ava, Ava, do you want to tell me what happened?

He just, um… He–he showed up– up at my door, just–just out of the blue.

Okay. Just going to put the gun down. Let go. It’s okay. You want to tell me why… Gil showed up at your door?

Gil, what do you want?

A key.

A key? Right. Oh, you need one to the employee restroom?

[chuckles] It’s not for the restaurant. It’s for the Salem PD evidence room.

Are you kidding? Why?

Apparently one of our lower-level dealers got arrested last night with a certain amount of product on him. Now, he knows better than to flip, but you know how it goes.

[breathes deeply] Cops start poking around, could broaden the investigation, so the evidence needs to disappear.

So why you coming to me with this? How am I supposed to get it?

From your detective boyfriend, of course.

He wanted something from me.

What? What’d he want?

Uh, Eric’s home, so I got to go. Okay.

[phone beeps]



Who was on the phone?

Melinda. I called her to check in on our son. We still don’t have an exact date yet for his arrival, but it should be soon. And I’m very excited.


Who’s devastated?


Well, you said something about someone being devastated and it’s all your fault.

Oh. Well, yes, I just– I didn’t really want to bother you with it, but Melinda was saying that– she said that the birth mother is having a difficult time with her decision to give up her child.

Is–is she backing out of the adoption?

No, no, no. She knows it’s for the best. And she’s absolutely going through with it. She’s just… You know, it’s difficult for her, as you can imagine.


And I just–

[sighs] I can’t help but feeling… Really guilty.

Hey. You know what? You have nothing to feel guilty about. You and I, we are going to give this baby a wonderful life.


Is there anything I can do to make you feel more comfortable? Uh, another pillow? Another blanket? I could give you one of your favorite foot massages.


[monitor beeping]

[door opens]

Hey, Mom. How are you? I thought you might be sick of hospital food, so I brought you your favorite pizza…


With extra cheese, just the way you like it.

I’m not hungry.

But I heard you haven’t had anything to eat since yesterday. Right, EJ?

That is true, sweetheart.

Mom, you can’t not eat. It’s not good for you. Here, you should at least have one slice.

I said I’m not hungry!


Oh, my God, Johnny. That is so awful. Your poor dad, and–and Nicole– she must be going through it.

Yeah. It’s a…

[inhales deeply] It’s a nightmare. I just wish there was– I don’t know– something I could do.

Yeah. Well, the only thing you can really do in times like this is just be there, right?

Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re right.

Hey, w-what if we made dinner for your dad and Nicole and took it over to the hospital? What–what do you think?

Yeah. Yeah, I think that’d be a great idea. I think they’d really appreciate that.

Okay, great. I am going to go to the kitchen and take a sneak peek and see what we can make, okay?

Okay. Hey, come here.


Just come here.


I just want to– I want to thank you. You just got back, and you’re already jumping in to help my family.

You’re important to me, and so is your family. I’m happy to do it.

And that is why I love you… one of the many reasons.

[soft music]

I-I’m sorry, Mom. I didn’t–I didn’t mean to upset you.

[monitor beeping]

Look, Holly, your mom’s just exhausted, and I think she just needs to rest, okay? Maybe you can come back another time.

Mom, I’ll stop by again tonight.

Thank you for the pizza.

[beeping continues]

[Nicole sniffles] What can I do, darling?

Um, I’m–I’m tired, and I, uh…

[inhales deeply] I just want to sleep.

I’ll be right outside.

[sobbing softly]

[door closes]

You bought five different kinds of diapers?

[both chuckle]

Well, there are so many different styles and brands.

Uh-huh, I’m sure any one of these is going to work just fine. Do you want to start going and, uh, getting that crib set up?

Uh, actually, I was thinking maybe I should go to the hospital, you know, check on Nicole.


Hey, are you not okay with that?

No, of course not. Sorry. I mean, yes, I’m–I’m okay. You should go. What happened to Nicole was really terrible.

Yeah, it was. It’s a terrible twist of fate.

[dramatic music]

[sighs] Okay, Ava, talk to me. What did–what did Gil want?

Well, um… Initially, he– he claimed that he– he came here to discuss work, but then he got all handsy with me, and… he started coming on to me in the most…

[chuckles] Disgusting way, and then I realized… what he was really here for.

I can see that your blouse is torn. Did he try to assault you?

Yeah, he did.



[sighs] He just–he just– he just kept getting closer and… and closer, and then–and I tried to– I tried to–to push him away, but he–he wouldn’t, and so then I just… I grabbed his gun and–

Why–why did he have a gun?

I don’t know. I don’t know. All I know–he attacked me, and now he’s…

[breathes shakily] Oh, my God, Harris. Harris, what–what–what– what have I done? Uh, what–what have I done?

It’s okay. It’s okay.


It’s okay.

[sobbing] I’m so glad you’re here.

I got you.


I only wish I would have trusted my instincts.

[sobbing] What do you mean?

As soon as I met that guy…


I knew he was trouble.

You have no idea.

[cries, sighs]

[Harris sighs, Ava sniffles, sighs]

[cell phone clicking]

[dramatic music]


Hey, Holly. How’s your mom?

Uh, awful. She barely acknowledged me when I came in the room today. She was just kind of… staring off into space. I, uh–I tried to get her to eat some pizza, and she totally snapped at me, so EJ told me I should leave. I think I was only there for, like, two minutes.

I’m really sorry that happened to you.

Yeah. She’s… in hell right now, and… I don’t know. I hated seeing my mom that way. She’s always so strong, you know.


Always the one who was helping me, and now… I don’t know how to help her.

Come here.



EJ. Hey, I just heard about the baby. I’m so sorry.

Oh. Thanks. I’m, uh… I’m so glad you’re here.


There you are.

Is he sleeping?

Shh. I just got him down for a nap, finally.

Little angel.

So what happened with Eric? You ended our call so abruptly.

Oh… Yeah, he overheard the end of our conversation, whenever I said, “She must be devastated about the baby, and it’s all my fault.”

Oh, no.

Yeah, but don’t worry. I just–I told him I was talking about the birth mother and that you had said she was having a very hard time with her decision to give up her child.

Oh. And he bought that, huh?

Yeah, he–he did.

So, um, on a happier note, are you and Eric ready to become parents?


Almost. Eric bought about half the diapers in Salem already.

[laughs] Oh.

So that’s covered. And we’re going to finish the apartment once he gets back from the hospital.

The hospital? What is he doing there?

He’s, uh, visiting Nicole.

[somber music]

[monitor beeping]

Nicole? Just thought I’d stop by, see how you were doing. You know, I can come back another time.

Eric… Don’t go.

[knock at door, door opens]



Whoa. Hey.


Didn’t mean to startle you.

Don’t, um–

[inhales deeply] Don’t worry about it. My nerves are just… You know, I just–sorry.

No, you don’t–you don’t have to apologize. You’ve been through something really traumatic. But you don’t have to worry about Gil. He can’t hurt you anymore.

[sinister music]

So what? You going to– you’re going to shoot me now?

I don’t know. Depends on whether you make a move.

[sighs] Why don’t you go ahead? Try me. Test me. See how much I want to blow you away.

You don’t want to do that.

You so sure about that?

Yeah. Yeah, because if you shoot me… your son is dead.

You’re wrong. Gil can still hurt me… badly.

Ava, I don’t– I don’t understand. I mean, Gil’s dead. How can he still hurt you?

Look… what if nobody believes me, that I killed in self-defense? I mean, come on, look at my history. And I just got out of a mental institution where I shot someone.

Yeah, also self-defense.

There is no proof of this.

Okay, your sleeve is torn, right? You said the guy was assaulting you.


Right. CSI is combing the scene as we speak. They’re going to find physical evidence to back up your story.

And what if they don’t?

Then you’re going to have to trust the legal system.


Okay. Or at least–at the very least, just trust me. I will find a way to prove that you’re telling the truth… because I believe you.

Gabi trusted the legal system. And her brother, the commissioner, he made promises, too. Where did it get her? She is still sitting in a cell.

Her case has not gone to trial. She could still be found innocent.

No, not with our new DA. EJ hates her guts. And he is going to exploit his power to keep her locked up forever.

[scoffs] And you want to know who EJ hates even more than Gabi? Spoiler alert… it’s me.

[dramatic music]

Why didn’t you call me last night? I would have came over right away.

I’m sorry. Uh…

[sighs] There was just a lot going on. It’s all a–all a bit of a blur, really.

Right. So how are you holding up? I know that’s a stupid question…


With Nicole being in the accident and… and losing… Oh, my God. It’s just…

Yeah. My God. But it’s Nicole I’m worried about. I just don’t know if she’s going to be able to pull through this. She won’t eat. She–she barely even looks at me. And poor Holly– she stopped by, only to have Nicole snap at her.

[somber music] I want to be there for her, but I also don’t want to push. Chad, I don’t know how to help her.

All right, EJ, listen to me, okay? When I lost Abby… I was in shock, you know, in the first few days at least. And there is nothing that anyone could have said or done that would have made any difference.


And everyone was trying to help. I was oblivious. All right, I just wanted to be left the hell alone.


I was mired in grief. And I didn’t want to be rescued from it. I just shut myself off to the world… From everyone… even the people that I love. That’s what Nicole is doing right now. Okay? So you just need to give it time. And when she’s ready, she will let you know. And when she is, you will be there for her. And you will be strong for her… for both of you.

I hope you’re right.


[monitor beeping]

Nicole… I’m so sorry for your loss.

Eric, I… I asked you to stay… Because I know you’re a man of God. And I need to know why. Why did this happen?

[inhales deeply] Why–why would God bless me with a child… and let me carry him for all these months and love him and give birth to him… And then just rip him away?

[inhales deeply]

I know this isn’t… an answer… Because there isn’t one. It just–


[breathes deeply]

We just got to believe that this is God’s will. And we got to trust those who love us.

[sobbing softly]


[cries softly] It’s not your fault. You’re not alone. You, Nicole… are not alone.


Does it bother you that Eric went to go see Nicole?

Yes. But it’s not that I’m jealous. It’s… it’s not what’s upsetting me now.

Then what is? He’s obviously just there to comfort her.

Over something that I did.

Uh, Sloan, as I’ve told you many times, guilt is corrosive, and it’s a big waste of time. What’s done is done, and we made a decision, and there’s no going back. Look, eventually Nicole and EJ will adjust to this new reality.

You really think so?

Of course they will. They are very privileged people, wealthy and powerful. They’re not going to wallow in misery forever. They have too much to live for. And as far as Nicole…

[scoffs] I don’t want to sound cold, but it’s not like she’s childless, right? She still has her daughter.

[sighs] Sorry. I didn’t mean to make this all about me.

No, hey, it’s all right, okay? Holly… your mom loves you, okay?


And–and what you did with the pizza, that was very thoughtful and caring, which is not surprising, because that’s– that’s who you are.

You think I’m thoughtful and caring?

I do, because you are.

Thanks, Johnny. I don’t know what I’d do without you.


Hey, I’m not interrupting anything, am I?

No. No, not at all.

Chanel, hi. I-I didn’t realize you were home. I thought you were visiting your sister still.

Oh, I just got back, actually. And Johnny told me about what happened with your mom. I’m so sorry.


Uh, Johnny and I, we were going to make dinner and take it over to your mom at the hospital, if you want in on that. There’s all the ingredients for lasagna.

Actually, um, Holly was just saying that her mom doesn’t have much of an appetite right now. So maybe we save that idea for another day.

Oh, yeah, o-okay.


Um… okay, well, I’m just going to go upstairs and listen to some music or whatever.

You sure? You can–you’re welcome to– I don’t know–stay down here and hang out with us if you want.

Uh, that’s okay. But thanks for the pep talk. I’m feeling better, really.



Oh, God. Holly’s so upset about her mom. I just… I hope I was able to help.

Oh, I-I think you definitely did, because, uh, when I walked in here…


Mm. It seemed like her mind was on something other than her mom.

What’s that mean?

It means I think Holly’s got a crush on you.

[dramatic music]

I know you’re, um, focused on Nicole right now, but what about you? You taking care of yourself?

[slaps knee] I’m fine.

EJ… you’re not fine. You just lost your baby.

Yeah, you’re right. I’m not fine…

[inhales deeply] But nor am I grieving.

[somber music] I don’t know. Maybe because, uh, I haven’t fully processed that my son is gone. It just seems too cruel… That an innocent little baby could have its life taken away like that. That is so strange, so–so terribly sad… That he existed in this world and I never even had a chance to meet him.

[sighs deeply]

[groans softly] You know, I, um… I went through the same thing with Grace. Before I even knew she was my daughter, she left us. I never got to be a… a father to her. I never got that chance. And I can’t help it but– but think that, um… you know, if I just got to… meet her and spend a little time with her, even if–if it was just for a few fleeting seconds that it– that it would have brought… some comfort… To be able to… you know, carry– carry on in memory of her.


[inhales deeply] I’d have given anything for that, anything at all. Hold my son in my arms.

[chuckles] Tell him I love him.

[sighs] No, that was a fantasy.

You’re already in love with him, aren’t you?

Totally. The way he’s looking into my eyes right now, it’s almost like he already knows that I’m his mama.

[chuckles] See? I’m being positive.

Good girl. And you have to stay positive because this little one is now your son, and you and Eric are going to give him a wonderful life.


[baby coos]

You’ve gone so above and beyond for me.


I’m so grateful.

Well, I don’t want to get sappy here, but I did it because you’re my friend. In fact, you are… the only friend I’ve had in a very, very long time.

Well… you’re kind of my only friend, too.

[chuckles] I’m just glad that one of us is getting everything that she wants.

Yeah, even if it comes at the expense of other–


Yeah, sorry. Sorry.

[chuckles] I’m going to try and focus on the positive and say that… thanks to you… and this beautiful little baby boy… I do have everything that I want.

[dramatic music] Everything.

[baby cooing]

[monitor beeping]

EJ, I… I just stopped by to check on Nicole… And offer my condolences… to you as well.

Thank you, Eric. I appreciate you stopping by.

Excuse me.

[door closes]

EJ… I hope you don’t think that–

You don’t have to explain. I want you to know that, um… I’m here for you, too… If and when you need me.

Okay, uh… EJ may have it out for you. But you have the truth on your side.

You got a lot more faith in the justice system than I do.

Well, actually, I have some news that could help your case.

What’s that?

Well, since I had a bad feeling about Gil since day one, I did a background check.


And he has a record.

Sexual assault?

Drug offense… which could lend you credibility, obviously.

[chuckles] A drug offense, uh, versus my past as a Mafia princess.

[cell phone beeps]

It’s the CSI team at your place. They want to talk. Hopefully it’s good news. I’ll keep you updated.

[ominous music]

[door opens, closes]

[cell phone vibrating]

Statesville Prison…

[vibrating continues]

[cell phone vibrating]


[cell phone beeps]

Yeah, hello.

Statesville Prison with a collect call. Do you accept?

Yeah, I’ll accept the call.

[dramatic music]

[chuckles] Okay, what makes you think that Holly has a crush on me?

Well, when I walked in, she was hovering off the ground, staring into your eyes.

[chuckles] Okay, come on.

No, trust me. I know that look. I used to give the same look to Zac Efron every night before bed. I had a poster of him in my room.



All right. Look, I know that you know and I know…


That I’m irresistible.


Okay. But I promise you, Holly does not have Efron eyes for me, okay? She’s like my little sister. In fact, she is my little sister now that our parents are married.

Mm-hmm, but are you sure she sees you that same way, as just her older stepbrother?

Yes. I’m positive, and do you want to know why? Because she was very recently crushing on somebody else.


Uh, my dad.


[chuckles] I know. She–she admitted it right before the wedding. Um, so, yeah, it’s him. It’s not me.


[inhales deeply]

Seriously. Look, just please don’t say anything, okay? She said she’s totally over it, and I’m sure she would be mortified that I told you.

Yeah, well, I’m not going to say anything. But are you sure that her crush was on your dad and not you?


I mean, he– he is old enough to be her father.

I’m positive, okay? It is my dad. It’s not me.

[dramatic music]

[monitor beeping]

Um, Chad dropped by to offer his condolences. He only just found out about the baby today.

[somber music]

You didn’t tell him last night?

No. In fact, he asked why I never called. I just said we were busy, there was a lot going on… Which is the half-truth. Honestly, I didn’t call him because I didn’t want to be comforted. I feared that talking about it would… Make it real.

I know exactly what you mean. I thought…


Now that you’ve had your bottle, little munchkin, it’s time for Auntie Melinda to have hers.

[chuckles] Oh… I was so impressed with you today… the way you looked at your new mommy. You were so good with her. And she is so excited to bring you home so you can meet your daddy.

[scoffs] Oh, yes, little fella, you guys are going to make a beautiful family…

[dramatic music] As long as Mommy’s guilty conscience doesn’t torpedo the entire plan.


[door opens]



Did you start without me?

Oh, no. I’m just trying to mentally prepare myself for what’s ahead.

[scoffs] How’s Nicole?

Heartbroken, heartbroken, as I expected her to be.

Poor thing. I feel really bad for her.

Yeah, me too. You know, honestly, I– as strong as she is, I don’t know how she’s going to get through this one.

Eric… I went to see Melinda. And there’s something that you need to know.

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alright, maxie, blowing up my phone. What do you need? Want ferdinand for another shoot or something? No, I need you. Look at these. Feast your eyes. Aren’t they gorgeous? Yeah, gorgeous. Diane, thank you so much for meeting me. I — but I — I know, I know, you’re juggling a lot of clients, and I just want to tell you how grateful I am that you even considered taking my case. Dr. Finn, we have to have a little chat. I brought everything that pertains to — I can’T. Nope, nope. Don’t want to see it. Can’t see it. Well, no, I really think these notes are crucial to my defense. I’m sure they are. I’m sure they are. But I guess I’ll just cut to the chase. I — I cannot possibly represent you. Jordan, thank you for coming by. Won’t you come in? Of course. What’s going on? Are you, um, thirsty? Curtis, I’m pretty sure you didn’t invite me over here for a tea party, so tell me, why am I here? Because you’re the only one who can understand what I discovered. Drew: Spying on your employees? What was that for? Just celebrating. Thanks for coming. Of course. Sit down. Please. Ordered you a drink. I’m fine. Are you? Just trying to find my footing, you know? How’s charlotte? She’s healing. Getting stronger every day. Hoping to have her home by thanksgiving. Thank god. Anna, I now know why she was targeting you.

[ Monitor beeping ] Nina. Hi, sweetheart. What’s that? Oh, it’s just a little something for a very special lady. You didn’t have to do that, nina. You being here is gift enough. No, it’s nothing. It’s just an excuse to see you, really. I hope you like it. Riding gloves. Yeah. They’re so soft. Thank you. I love them. Well, we’ll go riding again when you’re back on your feet. It feels like it’s been a lifetime since our last adventure. I would love that. You’re always so good to me. So me people are just nicebecause of papa, but you, I feel like you really care about me, just me being me. By “some people,” charlotte, do you mean anna? How the mighty have fallen. Tell me about this celebration. Does it have anything to do with you buying back your half of the metro court?

[ Chuckles ] Um, no. I mean, as tempting as it was, I couldn’t do it. I turned down her offer. Ah. So you decided to come to your restaurant, do a little people watching? I was just appreciating what I have. I went to the metro court today to turn down nina’s offer, and when I stepped off the elevator, I just — I had déj vu. And then I found myself staring into the dining area and I was watching the activity of the day and then I saw nina. Okay. It’s hard. You know, it’s hard watching her stand there where I used to stand, acting like she owned the place. And I know she does… …but

it’s hard watching herlive the life I used to live. Including your life with sonny as his wife? No. No, I-I don’t regret the divorce at all, and I want sonny to be happy, but watching nina enjoy the things that used to be mine? Ugh, god. And I know, I know this must sound awful to you. Doesn’t sound awful. It doesn’T. Carly, you sound human. Here. Read this. It explains everything. It’s from victor? What’s he doing writing to charlotte? It’s all in there. “It is with a heavy heart that I must write to you and share my concern about our family’s future. Anna has completely manipulated your father. She’s taken advantage of his infatuation with her. God knows her charms escaped me, but she’s used them to control your father. Her extensive training in espionage has afforded her the ability to mask who she really is. I tell you this. Anna devane is not who she seems. Do not trust her, not for a minute.” Anna always put on this act, pretending to be nice, but it was just a way to get closer to papa.

[ Sighs ] Charlotte, your grandmother, laura, told your papa and me that victor warned you about anna, that he said that she was dangerous? Because she is. Even though papa’s smart about everything else, she tricked him, and he can’t tell that she’s using him. Mr. Corinthos, I am sorry to disappoint you, but we don’t open till 5:00. That’s alright. I already ate lunch. You can go ahead and keep working while we talk. Oh, are we going to talk? I’m going to talk. You’re going to listen. Alright. You think you’re so slick. Father theresa? Mr. Clean? Doesn’t matter what part you play. We both know who you are. Get used to that mop, ’cause that’s the last job you’re going to have in port charles. And I’m going to make sure that. Well, then, I guess I better get back to it. Yeah, stay focused, cyrus, ’cause if I get a glimpse of your old crew or I hear a whisper that you’re back to your old tricks, I will shut you down… …permanently. So, tell me, what’s this new discovery? Meditation. Ah. You know, tj’s been telling me to try that. Well, it’s a great way to quiet the noise in your head and to slow down your thoughts and to just be still. Hm. That sounds profound. Oh, you’d be surprised at what comes from stillness. I had a sense memory of a case we worked on in baltimore. I don’t really remember the details, only how it felt. Following a lead, putting the clues together, connecting the dots, that spark when the answer comes, you know? Why the sudden reluctance? Hamilton, it’s very complicated. And trust me, under any other circumstances, I would be all in to represent you, especially since I don’t want to disappoint alexis. Then what’s holding you back? When alexis called me this morning, I was running around. I didn’t quite understand all of the details. And after she and I hung up, I got a call from the muldoons. The muldoons? Yes. The family that is suing you. Every shot is a masterpiece. I can’t stop thinking about our next deception campaign. Salvadore’s people are already on board. You’re sure about him? Uh, yeah. He can’t stop talking about how much camera chemistry you and sasha have. Listen, maxie, uh, I — I just — picture this, our next deception campaign. Think sophistication meets untamed allure. Untamed allure? Yeah. You in a tux but with a twist. Shirt slightly undone, showcasing rugged charm. Then there’s sasha opposite you, looking exquisite in a radiant ballgown. Think cowboy meets elegance. I can see it now. Stark desert landscape. The sunset’s painting the sky. Well, at least it’ll be a short shoot. Yeah, we’ll spend the whole day setting up for that moment. Listen, uh, good luck. I’m sure it’s going to be great. Whoever you get to stand next to sasha for that sunset, it’s going to look

[Clicks tongue] Cody, come on. It screams you. I’m sorry, maxie. No can do. I’m out. “She will use your father and lead him into danger. She will lead him to his death. My dear charlotte, you are the only one who can protect your father from anna devane.” God, what did he do? Victor put so much fear into a young person’s mind like that? She was just trying to protect you from me.

[Coughing] Laura finally got charlotte to open up. Really? Victor didn’t just write a letter. He visited her in boarding school. He filled her head with stories of — that you were a threat, your true motive was to ruin me, to put me in prison, or worse. So all of her actions were just a young girl desperately trying to save her father. Yeah. She thought by getting you out of port charles, she was keeping me out of harm’s way. Did she admit to everything? Burning my house or…? Why didn’t you tell anyone about victor’s warning? I didn’t think anyone would believe me.

[ Sighs ] That’s a lot for you to carry, isn’t it? Yeah. If you thought anna was a threat, what’d you do? You already know, don’t you? Grandma must’ve told you. Laura said that you wanted anna to leave port charles. Charlotte, will you tell me? What did you do to make anna want to go? That memory of you and i working together on that case, it was not just nostalgia. It was a wake-up call. From what? Not from. To. It reminded me of who I am deep down. I thought I had left the P.I. World behind me. Well, you were determined to find a new path. I just didn’t want to get pigeonholed. I mean, I was still doing that work, badge or no badge. Helping drew figure out where victor cassadine took trina and ace, that was a huge part of me. That’s who I am to the core. I live to uncover the truth, to seek justice. And you think you lost that part of yourself? Not lost. Just, um… sidetracked, especially after the shooting. You know, the pcpd hasn’t made any progress, and I can’t just sit here waiting for something to happen. I got to dig in, right? I got to take matters into my own hands and figure out who put me in this wheelchair. But to do that, I, uh… I need access to the police investigation. And that’s where I come in. You’re going to represent the family that’s suing me and general hospital for malpractice? Yes, I am, hamilton. The deceased, dennis muldoon, his father-in-law and i go way, way back. He was a client of mine before I was even truly established. The muldoons have me on retainer. Oh, that’s nice. So we should probably cut this chat a little short, considering we will soon be on adversarial sides in a courtroom. However, I do have some unsolicited advice for you. Oh, by all means. Okay, look, you may trust the higher-ups at general hospital, but trust me, when push comes to shove, the G.H. Lawyers will focus solely on the hospital’s reputation, not yours. You will be an afterthought. Alexis said the same thing. And alexis is right. I do wish you the very best of luck. Don’t let me interrupt. Diane, if you two need more time, I can wait at the bar. Hello, gregory. No, no, not at all. My business with dr. Finn is done for now. Yeah, that went well. Maxie: Come on, cody. I don’t understand why you’re being so obstinate. I will pay you. In fact, I have your last paycheck around here somewhere. Oh, see? Really? Look, I appreciate it, but… oh, wow, that, uh — that is a hefty sum. Yeah, and it’ll be heftier once you sign on as the male face of deception. I’m sorry, maxie, but this face has seen his last paycheck. I appreciate it. I really, really do. But I can’t do this. Boy, you’re difficult. Okay, fine. Fine. I’ll give you a signing bonus. Double what’s on that check. It’s not the money, maxie. It’s sasha. Sonny, I don’t imagine you’ll believe it, but this is me trying to start fresh. Every move I’ve made since my release has been by the book. This job is a genuine attempt to go straight. My past issues with you — water under the bridge. Well, that’s hard to believe, cyrus, after everything you did to set me up. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Well, maybe there’s too much bleach in your brain. Let me refresh your memory. Your boys, austin and mason, they blackmailed ava jerome, put a mole in my house. A mole? Yeah, my daughter’s nanny, betty. She did a perfect job. She did what she had to do. She got to the computer, she grabbed the information, and she brought the information to austin and austin brought it to you at pentonville. And then you gave it to the feds ’cause you thought it was going to take me down. Come on. Right? That is a hell of a story, sonny. Yeah, well, here’s the punch line. All the information betty stole… …was a lie. It was all a trap. And guess what? You walked right into it. I’m not going to keep dwelling on everything that nina did. I am going to move beyond the past. Well, that sounds very healthy to me. And look at everything I have — you. You’re back from pentonville. This amazing business that my mother gifted me with a major connection to my family history. My kids are healthy and happy. I have an amazing home. I have so many blessings. And you are so resilient, and you’re strong. And I got to be honest, your — your optimism inspires me. And I get that from you, because you always teach me to see the bright side, to focus on moving forward. But moving forward doesn’t mean that you put your guard down, right? It especially doesn’t mean that you let the people that hurt you have another shot. I know it’s a gray area. Jordan, I’m not asking for a free pass into the evidence locker. I’m just asking you if you could bend the rules just a little bit.

[ Sighs ] It’s a thin line, curtis. But given that you were the victim, the one directly affected, it seems to me you have the right to know what’s happening in the investigation. So you’re saying…? I’ll get you access to the statements, leads, evidence, the works, but — thank you, jordan. Thank you. Okay, hold on, hold on. Don’t go getting all grateful just yet. There is a catch. Hey, dad. See you, uh — see you brought a friend. How’s that working out? Oh, these things really do make you feel older.

[ Chuckles ] But it does provide a grounding, and I am a little steadier on my feet. That’s good. Stability is everything. Not to pry, but did something go awry with diane? Oh, that? No, that’s just some — some legal nonsense, you know? Of greater importance, violet had her first school debate. Ooh. Yeah. She and her team defended humans against robots as better helpers.

[ Chuckling ] What an age we live in. Right? Right? Violet pointed out that although robots might be better at following instructions, humans have intuition that we are able to sense when something’s off, we can adapt and provide comfort, and, more importantly, no batteries required.

[ Chuckles ] Sounds like violet’s talking about the difference between you and elizabeth.

[ Laughs ] That’s — that’s a good one. Son, as much as I enjoy talking about my intuitive granddaughter, it doesn’t take intuition to see that something is bothering you. Was it the meeting with diane? Yeah, dad, it didn’t go the way I had hoped. I never did anything to hurt anna. I was just trying to scare her. By doing what? Listen, everyone makes mistakes. Everyone. I have done some foolish things while I was upset. Do you remember… the article came out about anna being a double agent? Yeah, it was everywhere. One night [Sniffles] After I saw that article, I went to her house and

[Breathes shakily] Painted the word “murderer” on her door. And? And then, after the fire at her house, I got another idea, and [Sniffles] I went to her hotel. I snuck in with the keycard I borrowed from papa, and… …I messed up her stuff. I even wrote on her bathroom mirror with lipstick. And then, on halloween… …I was going to spray-paint another message in her apartment, but… but then she found me, and she had a gun.

[ Crying ] She shot me. Valentin: I haven’t discussed it with charlotte. I just know that she told laura that she was trying to drive you away. Ooh, well, she tried to terrorize me, really. She needs help. She needs professional help. I think she needs intensive deprogramming. Don’t you think so? But everything she did was to protect me. She wasn’t acting out of malice. It’s powerful conditioning. That can be fixed. Anna, have faith. As soon as she is on the road to healing, then the three of us can move forward together. Mm, I’m really not sure how that’s going to happen. Look, I don’t know if you heard maxie, but sasha said she doesn’t want to work with me anymore, okay? She was crystal clear. Once she understands how important — no, no, no, no, no. No way. No. I’m not going to let you force her into doing something she’s uncomfortable with. I would not do that… to sasha. This is just business. Yeah, well, it’s personal for sasha, okay? She’s been through hell. She was being used by gladys for months and then controlled by montague. She’s just now getting her life back in order, okay? She deserves to have her wishes respected. I’m not going to interfere with anything like that, okay? I already told you, I’m out. Maybe not. There’s a situation at the hospital that I’d rather not get into. It’s — it’s nothing to worry about, alright, especially with everything else on your plate. What, you mean my als? Son, while I can’t alter my condition. I can choose how I deal with it, like with this cane. Speaking of which, you should have seen violet’s face. She doesn’t think less of me because of it. In fact, she said she thought it makes me look like a dapper snowman.

[ Both laugh ] Classic violet. Finn, if you’re grappling with something, share it. I may not be able to provide an answer, but maybe it’ll give me a break from my own troubles. Okay, you asked for it. Yesterday, I got some unsettling news. You’re not sick, are you? No, nothing like that. It’s — it’s work. I was informed that I, along with G.H., Are being sued by the family of a former patient for malpractice. So what’s going on? You’re usually the one telling me to let things go. I’m just saying to be aware and stay on guard, that’s all. So you never told me what that kiss was celebrating. The fact that you’re free to show up out of the blue. That means I can kiss you whenever I want. Compared to a month ago, my life is so much better. Mine, too. Then w hat was that commentabout not letting people who hurt you do it again? Ned. He pushed me one step too far. You must’ve seen the headlines about my arrest. “Corinthos in hot water.” “Fbi brews trouble for coffee kingpin.” It was all basically a comedy of errors. You handed them watered-down espresso for that bogus data. You give me too much credit, sonny. You know, I was — I was actually in shock at how much credit they gave you. But you got your release, right? Yeah, because of my poor health, nothing else. Make sure you take good care of that precious health, ’cause it’s going to get a lot worse if you cross me. Anna, we can get through this. She wasn’t acting in her right mind. It wasn’t truly her. I don’t have a problem with her. But you’ve known since the night that my hotel suite was ransacked that your daughter was the one threatening me, and you said nothing. I was hoping — what? That you could manage it from behind the scenes like we did when we were agents in the field? You decided not to tell the woman you claim to love that instead of fearing professional assassins, I was merely facing a misguided teenager. I didn’t know how to handle it. No, because you have no faith in me. If you told me the truth from the start, then we could’ve talked about it, and we could have handled it ourselves. And you know what I wouldn’t have done? I would never have pulled a weapon that night. It’s because you don’t believe in me. You know why you don’t trust anyone? It’s because you yourself cannot be trusted. Nina: Other than the spray paint and the hotel, did you do anything else to try to frighten anna away? No. That’s all. I promise. Okay. Anna’s house — it was just the spray paint? Yes.

[ Monitor beeping ] Charlotte… this is me you’re talking to. Me. There is nothing that you could ever say or ever do to stop me from loving you. I will never stop loving you. But in order for us to make this right, sweetheart, you have to be honest with me right now. I know it’s hard. Did you have anything to do with the fire in anna’s house? Let’s just say ned’s back to his old self — as — as arrogant as ever. Wow, okay. What did he do? He stopped by aurora, and everything seemed fine at first until he found out that michael salvaged a deal for elq, and he kind of freaked out. Instead of being grateful for it, he said that michael had no authority to broker that deal. Even though he wasn’t around to do it himself? Exactly. Instead of thanking michael, he told — told him to keep his nose out of elq business. Wow. That’s unbelievable, but it sounds just like ned. It does. Proving once again that ned puts his pride, puts his ego ahead of what’s best for the company. What are you going to do about it? Curtis, you and I are both investigators at heart. I want to be right there in the trenches with you. Uh, aren’t you the deputy mayor? Because digging, you know, that could ruffle some feathers, and it could cause embarrassment to the whole city, which would make your life very difficult. Well, difficult is relative. I can handle the heat, and I’m happy to ruffle any feathers if it means putting the person who shot you behind bars for 20-to-life. So, alexis arranged for diane to represent you, only to discover that diane is representing the family suing you? Yeah. That’s pretty much the gist of it. You’ve always been an outstanding doctor. This is your first brush with a lawsuit, right? Yes. Do you believe the suit has merit? No. But sometimes in cases like this, grieving families have sway with the jury. Have you got your bases covered with malpractice insurance? I do, of course. If for some reason the jury favors the muldoons, then insurance would pay out the settlement. That’s a silver lining. At least you won’t be staring down the barrel of financial ruin. Yeah, I don’t know, dad. If the insurance company has to pay out because of this case, they’ll find a reason to drop me, and without malpractice insurance… you won’t be able to practice medicine. This lawsuit could be the end of my career. Wowwww…sha: Cody, I really appreciateyour willingness to step away from deception because of my feelings. But if maxie asked you to work with any other model, would you say yes? I… [ Sighs ] We’ve been pretty honest with each other so far, so don’t stop now. Okay. Yeah, yeah, if — if it was another model, I’d take the job. And, maxie, having cody as the male face of deception, it’s important for our brand, right? I mean, only if we want to be successful. Look, your chemistry was off the charts. It jumped through the screen at “home & heart.” These pictures capture it perfectly. Alright, but cody is right. Your wishes and comfort come first. Sometimes I get a little excited. No, no. You know what? I need to trust and pay attention to that excitement. If you think this is for the best, then I want to do it for the company. Sasha, are you sure? Really? I’m sure. Oh, my gosh. This is so amazing.

[ Squeals ] I promise it won’t be awkward. And no blind gossip pieces about your pairing. This is just business. Strictly professional. Finn, you’ve dedicated your life, you poured your heart and soul into medicine. You can’t let them take away your calling. If G.H. Or their lawyers won’t stand up for you, you have to stand up for yourself. That’s what I’m trying to do, dad. Listen, somebody doesn’t get stage iv cancer out of the blue. There had to have been signs, symptoms. I know from personal experience when I was diagnosed with als, there were countless warnings. I was just too stubborn to see them. I know that, dad, but — no, listen to me. If that patient was stage iv, then there had to have been indicators that were overlooked or — or ignored. Thanks, dad. For what? For believing in me. For always feeling the weight on my shoulders and trying to lighten the load. Always, son. Always. I never set fire to anna’s house, nina.

[ Monitor beeping ] I was just trying to get her to leave town to keep papa safe.

[ Crying ] You have to believe me. I do, I do. Come here. I do, I do, sweetheart. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s going to be okay. You’re right. I am, at my core, untrustworthy. As soon as I learned about charlotte, my first instinct was to hide the truth. It’s called lying. To protect my daughter. But also maybe to protect our love. I’ve dreamed of a life with you forever. I just don’t have the faith. So I was afraid that you’d leave me once you found out. Maybe I’m afraid that you don’t love me the way I love you. I think you’ve always doubted us. I think you’re right.

[ Sighs, sniffles ] It’s never been about how much I love you. It’s just been this persistent mistrust that has created this chasm. Except that now your lies and secrecy ended up with me shooting an innocent kid. Charlotte will recover. Oh, what does that even mean? Does that make it okay? It doesn’t make it okay. It doesn’t absolve me. She’s never going to get over this trauma — ever. No matter how much deprogramming, it will never erase it. Every time she sees me, she will be reminded of that night. And I’m afraid that every time I see you, I’m just going to be forced to relive it. So I think that if I’m going to have any peace in my life… …I need to see you as little as possible. I’m sorry. Jordan, all I wanted was access to the police files. I can handle the rest alone. Besides, if I come up empty, it will have only been my time that I wasted. It was that memory of us investigating in baltimore that gave you this idea to begin with. That should be a clue that I’m right. We made a great team. We were a force. Mm-hmm. And closed a lot of tough cases, cases that stumped everyone else. We were unstoppable because we complemented each other’s strengths. I remember. So if we team up, we can get to the bottom of this faster together. What do you say? I say there’s no point in fighting you. Ah, yes, because you know I’m right. True that.

[ Chuckles ] Let’s get started. Okay, with ned back to throwing his weight around, what’s your next move? I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do. I’m not going to make any more rash decisions giving ned more ammo for his pals over at the sec so they can maneuver me back behind bars. Okay, so — so you do think ned is the one who tipped them off, not the fbi? I mean, the theory that they were targeting you to come after sonny, that obviously makes sense, but sometimes things just are what they are. There’s no grand conspiracy. Ned was even going to tell me something about the sec right before he started freaking out about michael and elq. Well, with everything you just told me, ned hasn’t changed one bit. Exactly. People act on raw emotions like anger and spite. And given ned’s ego and his obvious resentment towards me, it fits. He saw an opportunity for revenge, and he took it. Let me make myself clear, cyrus. You stay away from me, my family, and my business. And when I say my family, they’re all under my protection. Sasha gilmore, ava jerome, my ex-wife — you cross paths with them, you cross paths with me. Anything else? Yeah. Keep working on that mop. I got my eyes on you. Every hour of every day. You step over the line… I will make sure no one ever sees you again. I understand. One more thing. Lay off laura. Don’t show up at the city hall — it embarrasses her — or at her house. Now, look, laura… it’s her choice if she wants to see you. But just don’t — don’t go there uninvited. Are we clear? Oh, yeah. Glad we understand each other. Now, get back to work.

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B&B Transcript Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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Rj: I– I– I still can’t get over what zende was saying earlier.

Ridge: I think he’s just concerned about his place in the company.

Rj: He’s concerned about his place in the company? He– no one’s trying to cut him out. He’s a vital part of forrester. He’s a forrester.

Ridge: He is a forrester.

Rj: Yes.

Ridge: But he’s not my son. In his perspective, that’s the thing that’s made all the difference. And I picked you because you’re my kid.

Rj: You think it’d make a difference if he knew the truth about granddad?

Thomas: What is happening here?

Hope: What are you talking about?

Thomas: You. You just get sexier and more beautiful every time I see you.

Hope: Hm. Well, I think you might be just a little bit biased.

Thomas: Ah, because I’m in love with you? You feel the same?

Hope: Oh, did I say that?

Thomas: Ah, yeah. A little bit. Little bit.

Hope: Oh. [ Chuckles ] Hey. Doing okay?

Thomas: Yeah. I– I don’t know. It’s just– the highs and lows.

[ Chuckles ] It’s like… you’re saying these wonderful things. I love you so much. It feels so amazing and then– and then I think about granddad and how we might lose him.

Hope: Well, it is awful to think about him being gone. I mean, I– I can’t even begin to imagine what that would look like.

Thomas: And we can’t talk about it with anyone. I mean, granddad doesn’t want anyone knowing, so I don’t know. Whoa. Hey. Is everything okay?

Zende: No. I’m upset, aren’t you?

Hope: Well, about what?

Zende: About hope for the future being put on ice so that rj can learn how to design with granddad.

Finn: You didn’t need to rush right over.

Li: Well, my son wants to see me, I’m there. What did you need? Patient consults?

Finn: No. Um, we need to talk about your sister and my cousin luna.

Bill: You look so familiar, but I– I just can’t figure out why. Have we met? Oh, you know what? I’m sorry. I– I should’ve introduced myself. I’m bill spencer. And you are?

Luna: Uh, hi. I’m luna nozawa and this is my mom, poppy.

Bill: Hi, luna. It’s nice to meet you.O.

Poppy: Hello, bil

Bill: You look so familiar, but I– I just can’t figure out why. Have we met? Oh, you know what? I’m sorry. I– I should’ve introduced myself. I’m bill spencer. And you are?

Luna: Uh, hi. I’m luna nozawa and this is my mom, poppy.

Bill: Hi, luna. It’s nice to meet you.

Luna: Nice to meet you.

Bill: And poppy. Hello.

Poppy: Hello, bill.

Li: Why would we need to talk about penelope and luna?

Finn: Because they’re here in L.A.

Li: Ah. That won’t be the case much longer.

Finn: Well, that’s not the impression I got from luna last night.

Li: Last night? You saw your cousin?

Finn: Steffy and I had her and rj over for dinner.

Li: Well, why would you allow that girl into your home?

Bill: Poppy, poppy… that doesn’t ring a bell, but I cannot shake this feeling that we’ve met before. Maybe a long time ago? New york?

Poppy: I haven’t spent any time there.

Bill: Oh. How about san francisco? I used to go back and forth on business there quite a bit.

Luna: Yeah, yeah. We’re from san francisco, so maybe you guys met there. Maybe you share a few friends.

Bill: Yeah. Maybe– maybe we had some friends in common. I went– went to same parties, bars. Of course, now you have your beautiful daughter.

Luna: Oh, that’s so nice. Thank you.

Poppy: It was nice to meet you, bill, but I don’t think we know each other.

Zende: We brought hope for the future back from the dead, the three of us, and it’s performed very well. We should be rewarded for that, not penalized.

Hope: Look, I’m not thrilled about the financial reallocations either, but I am trying to roll with it.

Thomas: Yeah, it happens. Right? One line gets put on hold while the other one launches.

Zende: I get that and I’m certainly not opposed to granddad getting back in the design game. But why would he choose to collaborate with rj?

Rj: I’m just saying that maybe we should tell zende about granddad. Then at least he would understand, you know, why certain choices were made?

Ridge: Well, I don’t think so. I think it’s time for me to honor my father’s wishes. I haven’t been doing that lately.

Rj: Um, what do you mean you haven’t been doing that lately?

Ridge: Well, I told steffy, I told thomas and that’s wrong. As far as zende is concerned, I think it’s gonna be fine.

Rj: I just– I don’t want any bad blood between us.

Ridge: It’s gonna be fine. We’re family.

Rj: Dad, we’re a family that’s about to lose its leader. (

Li: Gotta give credit where it’s due. Luna moves fast. Not only is she apparently dating rj forrester, she managed to get herself invited to your place for dinner. Ah, a chance to cozy up to the boss up close and personal.

Finn: Mom, steffy is an excellent judge of character. She’s a forrester. She’s hyper alert for any agendas. And she didn’t sense any of that on luna’s part and neither did I. I know you have issues with aunt poppy.

Li: Penelope.

Finn: Whatever. But they don’t carry over into my relationship with luna. I’m happy that she’s here working at forrester. And I expect that we’re gonna spend a lot more time together, so I made her a promise.

Li: What kind of promise?

Finn: That I would do whatever I possibly could to make sure you and her mother repair your relationship and get along like sisters should.

[ Li laughing ]

Li: Well, be prepared to break your promise because that’s not happening. Not in this lifetime.

Luna: I’ve– I’ve seen you in magazines, so I have to ask, are you– are you bill spencer from spencer publications?

Bill: One and the same.

Luna: You were married to brooke logan a few years back.

Bill: Uh… [ Chuckles ] Our relationship did get quite a bit of press, yeah.

Luna: Well, I’m an intern at forrester.

Bill: Oh, you’re kidding? Well, what a small world. You’re obviously into fashion.

Luna: Oh, yeah, ever since I was a little girl. I mean, I’ve made it my business to stay current on everything that’s going on both on the runway and behind the scenes.

Bill: And how are they treating you over there?

Luna: Oh, amazing. Everyone’s so kind.

Bill: Good. Good. Now, if that changes, you let me know and I’ll set them straight for you.

Luna: Okay.

Bill: You must be proud.

Poppy: Always. Luna’s the best part of my life.

Bill: I can see why. I just cannot shake this feeling that I know you. And I– I normally don’t forget names and faces.

Poppy: Well, maybe it’ll come back to you one day or maybe I’ll remember. But for now, I’m having lunch with my very busy daughter, whom I don’t get to see enough of.

Bill: Well, let it never be said that dollar bill can’t take a hint. Luna, it was nice to meet you. And nice to meet you again… poppy.

Zende: Rj was handpicked to design with eric because of ridge.

Thomas: I’m pretty sure dad had nothing to do with it.

Zende: Thomas, this naive look, it doesn’t look– it’s– it’s not good on you. It’s not even convincing. You, steffy and now rj have the edge around here. And what do you have in common? You’re ridge’s kids.

Thomas: Okay, zende, this is a family business. You got here somehow, right?

Zende: Oh, yeah. Thank you for noticing.

Thomas: Look, I’m sorry that you’re feeling passed over, but I know for a fact this was granddad’s decision.

Hope: It’s true, zende.

Zende: Guys, rj didn’t even want to be in the business. He told me as much when he came back, like, what, 20 minutes ago? Meanwhile, I’ve been here the entire time. I basically worked to resurrect hope for the future. And granddad starts a new line and I’m not even in the running to design with him? It really feels like rj has home court advantage because he is ridge and brooke’s son.

Ridge: I know it must have been difficult working with granddad knowing that his days with us are almost coming to an end.

Rj: No. I– I was grateful. I feel grateful for every single second that I’ve got to spend with him. It’s been– god, it’s been an honor to– to– to try to help him fulfill this vision. It was an honor that he even chose me to work with him.

Ridge: That’s my dad. He makes good choices. Picked the right man for the job. You know, maybe he was making up for some time that he didn’t have with you.

Rj: Then I’m glad I came back when I did. You know, he’s– he’s an incredible educator. This has been an– this has been quite the education, but, um… he opened up to me in ways that he never has before. And it meant a lot to me.

Ridge: Well, you will carry that with you for the rest of your life.

Rj: I will. And his legacy too. I’m gonna carry that with love and honor and pride.

Luna: Well, that was exciting. I can’t believe we just met bill spencer. You know, he’s a really big deal. Like, spencer publications owns magazines and television stations here. See? He hasn’t really changed much over the years. Are you sure you don’t remember seeing him?

Poppy: I don’t think so. I mean, I think I probably just look like someone he used to know.

[ Phone chiming ]

Luna: Oh, shoot. I’m sorry. I have to get back to work.

Poppy: Yeah, yeah. No problem. We can do lunch another time.

Luna: Are you sure?

Poppy: Yes. You go and be brilliant and important.

Luna: Mom, I’m just an intern.

Poppy: The best intern.

Luna: Oh, my god. I love you.

Poppy: I love you more.

Luna: Okay, bye.

Poppy: Bye.

Li: My sister isn’t who you think she is. She has you believing she’s some scattered little hippie chick, smiling her way through life. Luna doesn’t even know who her father is. So, you made a promise to luna you stand no chance of keeping. This reconciliation you want with my sister and me will not happen.

Hope: Got a minute?

Ridge: Sure. What’s up?

Thomas: Um, well, we were hoping we could convince you to breathe new life into hope for the future’s budget.

Hope: Yes, it would be money well spent.

Thomas: Yeah. Look and– and it’s money that you’ll get back with the new collection and so–

Ridge: I know. I know. And I don’t– I don’t doubt any of that, but you know that the money that was earmarked for hope for the future is going to dad’s collection.

Thomas: I understand that. It’s– look, we– the whole team is– is a little frustrated. And when we’re trying to– wheel spinning, right? And I was hoping maybe you might have some extra money lying around, but I totally understand granddad comes first. He is number one priority.

Hope: Well, especially now considering…

Ridge: I get your frustration, I do.

Thomas: Yeah. Our team is– is really frustrated. I don’t think I’ve seen zende so upset.

Hope: Well, I think his anger was directed a little more at rj.

[ Luna sighing ]

Rj: Hello?

Luna: Hi.

Rj: Hi. You already back from, uh, having lunch with your mom?

Luna: Yeah. It got interrupted. Uh, eric asked me to receive the french lace delivery, so I had to cut it short.

Rj: I’m sorry to hear that. I’m not sorry to see you though.

Finn: Look, I don’t pretend to understand all the dynamics you have with your sister, but luna is innocent. She is sweet and she is kind and she is trying to make something of herself. She’s willing to put in the time and the effort that it takes and I think that’s something to be admired.

Li: Having either one of them here is a bad idea.

Finn: Well, I guess I’m gonna have to find out for myself. ‘Cause now that luna’s in L.A., I wanna get to know her better.

Rj: I’m think about that a lot. The next time I’m gonna kiss you.

Luna: Well, it seems to be happening more and more often.

Rj: Mm. That’s true. Is that a problem?

Luna: No.

Zende: Ridge is looking for you.

Rj: Well, why didn’t he just peek his head in and ask me himself?

Zende: Maybe he wanted to save himself the walk?

Rj: Oh, okay. Well, um, we’ll pick up this conversation later.

Luna: Okay. Uh, do you– do you need something?

Zende: You have no idea.

Rj: Hey, you wanted to see me?

Ridge: Um, I– I always want to see you ’cause you’re my son and I love you, but not… I’m, um– okay. Uh, why are you here?

Rj: What do you mean, why am I– zende just told me that you wanted– he just peeked his head into the design office and said you wanted to see me.

Ridge: All right. All right. Uh, it– it doesn’t matter. I think– I’m glad you’re here. Maybe we should keep talking about zende and what’s going on.

Rj: You know what? Yeah, we should. You know, he’s– he’s changed dramatically all of a sudden. He used to be a very chill, easygoing guy. What’s going on with him?

Ridge: Well… he was on a path. He thought he was gonna be a certain someone and then you showed up and threw a wrench in it.

Rj: You know I didn’t do that deliberately. You know that, right? I– I– granddad asked me to do something, he needed me and I did it. And the reason why he asked me was because he had a very big secret and you know what that secret was.

Ridge: Yes. We all know what that secret is, but zende doesn’t know. He doesn’t know that granddad’s dying. You know what he sees? Some young guy with no experience coming in and taking a job that should have been his. So he feels he’s getting lost in the shuffle.

Rj: But that’s not true. He’s– come on. Zende’s a very talented designer. Everybody knows that he’s a talented designer.

Ridge: Everybody knows that. That’s what makes it hard for zende.

Zende: So, I couldn’t help but nohat secret was.

Ridge: Yes. We all know what that secret is, but zende doesn’t know. He doesn’t know that granddad’s dying. You know what he sees? Some young guy with no experience coming in and taking a job that should have been his. So he feels he’s getting lost in the shuffle.

Rj: But that’s not true. He’s– come on. Zende’s a very talented designer. Everybody knows that he’s a talented designer.

Ridge: Everybody knows that. That’s what makes it hard for zende.

Zende: So, I couldn’t help but notice, you and rj?

Luna: What about us?

Zende: Well, you’ve been spending a lot of time together. It’s pretty obvious you’ve been getting close.

Luna: Yeah, well, rj is a good guy. We just– we enjoy each other’s company.

Zende: Yeah, okay. Way to play it down. For the record, interoffice relationships are not really frowned on here. Basically, everyone has had one. My one piece of advice: Make sure the door’s locked. You are a terrific intern, luna. You came in here, you rolled up your sleeves. You basically handled everything thrown your way.

Luna: Well, yeah, my job is to do whatever anyone needs, so.

Zende: Is that so? I’m not sure if you’re aware of my– my background, my experience, but I went to the finest schools, went to forrester international in paris. My designs have been featured on runways around the world. I live and breathe fashion. And I suspect it’s the same for you.

Luna: Yeah. Yeah. How did you know?

Zende: I can tell.

Luna: I mean, I can only hope to be as good as you one day.

Zende: You know, it’s really nice to be appreciated. That means more to me than you know. Just, uh, keep in mind, rj isn’t the only forrester coming up around here.

Rj: My take on zende is very different than yours, dad. I don’t want to seem paranoid or anything, but, um, I think he’s out to get me.

Ridge: That does sound a little paranoid. There’s nothing that zende can take from you.

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[ Jill chuckling ]

Chance: Hey.

Jill: Oh. Oh… let me look at you. You are infuriating. Do you know that? You really are. Are you sure it’s okay?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. I promise you, for the fifth time. I’m fine. I’m recovering but I’m being a textbook patient too. Don’t worry.

Jill: Do you know how irritating it is to come into town and find out that your grandson has been in the hospital?

Chance: Well, I took that bullet just to annoy you. You know that, right?

Jill: Hey, hey, hey, don’t joke about nearly dying.

Chance: Come on, I didn’t almost die.

Jill: Stop arguing.

Chance: Okay. All right. Sorry. I promise you, I thought being chief would get me out of the line of fire more often, but clearly, I was wrong.

Jill: Oh, I’m just so happy that your injury wasn’t worse and that that bastard’s been caught.

Chance: Well, justice will be served.

Nina: Thank goodness for that. And it seems to have been maybe a much-needed wake-up call.

Jill: What does that mean?

Chance: Mom, mom, please. Not– not anymore. Come on.

Nina: Chance may change course and quit law enforcement.

Jill: Is this true?

Chance: Okay. Why don’t we all sit down, let’s take a breath. Sit down, sit. I’ve not made any kind of decisions yet. At all. I’m just simply… considering the possibility.

Jill: Wow. That would be a huge shift for you.

Nina: Yes. But then jill and I would never have to fear again getting one of those telephone calls saying that something’s happened to you.

Jill: Listen, if you do decide to quit the G.C.P.D, I have an idea.

Chance: All right. Let’s– let’s hear it.

Jill: Well, in my opinion, it is high time that you followed in the footsteps of your grandfather and catherine.

Chance: Meaning what?

Jill: Meaning come to work with me at chancellor-winters. Honey, I will teach you the ropes of the business world.

Nina: Jill, that’s a brilliant idea and a great opportunity.

Chance: That is a very generous offer. Thank you. But that is a big step and I have no experience, so.

Jill: Well, you don’t need experience. You have exposure. You have lived your whole life hearing about the business. And you’re smart and you’re dedicated.

Nina: You’re hard-working. You’re great with people. You have excellent instincts.

Jill: And I can always use allies within the company. Honey, I know talent when I see it. I think you’d be really good at this.

[ Chance sighing ]

[ Kyle sighing ]

Diane: Morning.

Kyle: Morning, mom.

[ Kyle sighing ]

Diane: Morning.

Kyle: Morning, mom. Where’s dad?

Diane: Uh, he’s still upstairs. I wanted to talk to you before he came down.

Kyle: What did you want to discuss?

Diane: Uh, have you given any more thought to what we talked about last night?

Kyle: Audra and I didn’t exactly end on good terms. Okay? And it would be a tough sell to convince her that I want back in on tucker’s plan to take over jabot.

Diane: Well, don’t you think it’s worth a try?

Kyle: I don’t know if she would believe me. And tucker was already pretty suspicious about my intentions in the first place.

Diane: All right. Are you honestly worried about that or is there something more going on?

Kyle: Mom, I’m torn. Keeping this from dad feels wrong. I almost betrayed him and the company. Doesn’t he have a right to know?

Diane: Would you please stop beating yourself up?

Kyle: How can I? I mean, I almost sold him out to tucker for my benefit. If I don’t come clean, what does that say about me?

Diane: It says nothing. You reversed course. Thoughts are not actions. If they were, we’d all be in trouble. Kyle, listen to me. You should tell your father when it’s the right time for you.

Jack: Tell me what?

Kyle: Uh, dad, I um, I’ve just been, you know, wrestling with how to tell you something.

Jack: You can tell me anything. You know that.

Kyle: Yeah. I just want you to know how sorry I am that I’ve been a jerk about your offer to come back to jabot.

Jack: No apology necessary. It’s water under the bridge.

Kyle: Dad, don’t cut me so much slack.

Jack: No. You’ve already taken steps to straighten things out with billy, with me.

Kyle: It’s not enough. I– I want you to know that I am now considering your offer to be C.O.O. Of jabot.

Tucker: Hey.

Devon: Hey.

Tucker: How are you?

Devon: Not great.

Tucker: What’s going on?

Devon: Well… I learned something new about you this morning and it’s just like you can’t help yourself, huh?

Tucker: I don’t know what you mean.

Devon: I’m talking about your latest lie. And I’m sure it’s tough to keep up with all of them. But this is one too many and I have had enough.

Devon: So my only question to you is, are you that arrogant to think that you were gonna get away with everything?

Tucker: What have you been told now? What is it you think you know?

Devon: It’s not what I think I know. It’s what’s been confirmed. We’re talking about your collusion with aunt mamie.

Tucker: Oh, devon. We’ve discussed this, haven’t we? I told you there’s no truth to any of those allegations.

Devon: I know what you said, I was there. And it was a lie. And you told it to me over and over again. It started with you saying that you had no connection to mamie whatsoever. And then after I pressured you, you admitted that you had been in communication with her. But it was to try and make things better with me.

Tucker: It was.

Devon: It wasn’t at all because you’re also using her firm to make investments into chancellor-winters behind my back. Right?

Tucker: Listen, I have no say in how mamie johnson chooses to spend her company’s money.

Devon: Okay. But you did conveniently choose not to mention that she’s using your money.

Tucker: Not all of it. Most of it’s mamie’S.

Devon: It doesn’t matter though. You understand that, right? Because you told me one thing and then I find out the complete opposite. So, what are you after?

Tucker: Nothing.

Devon: If it’s nothing, then why all the deception?

Tucker: The only thing I’ve ever wanted was just to be closer to you.

Devon: You gonna stick with that? Okay. Well, I mean, that’s pretty much out the window because I don’t believe a word that comes out of your mouth.

Tucker: Okay. Hold… first of all, where did you get this information? Was it phyllis? Because you know she hates me and she’s not above spreading lies to try to ruin me.

Devon: Tucker, the only lies are coming out of your mouth. They’re not coming from phyllis or anybody else.

Tucker: I have tried my best to be honest with you.

Devon: That’s your best? ‘Cause I would sure hate to see your worst. And I’m gonna make something really clear to you right now. Keep your hands off of chancellor-winters because that’s neil’s legacy and it’s your mother’s legacy. You’re not any part of it. And I’m gonna make sure it stays that way.

Tucker: Yeah. I– I think you’re blowing this a little out of proportion.

Devon: No, I think I’m being actually really nice about this. So please keep your distance from me and my family. I’m done with you.

Ashley hey, are you okay?

Devon: Yeah, good to see you.

Ashley: What the hell have you done now?

Jack: Wait, you’re serious? You’re considering the C.O.O. Role?

Kyle: It, uh, it took me an embarrassing amount of time to come to my senses. But, um…

Ashley: What the hell have you done now?

Jack: Wait, you’re serious? You’re considering the C.O.O. Role?

Kyle: It, uh, it took me an embarrassing amount of time to come to my senses. But, um… yeah, yeah. Yeah, I am.

Diane: I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear that.

Jack: That is fantastic news.

Kyle: It feels good for me too.

Jack: Well, as thrilled as I am, I gotta say it comes out of the blue. Um, was there any one thing that prompted this change of course?

Kyle: I know I had numerous reasons of why I wasn’t interested before.

>Jack: Oh, you definitely were not interested. You thought I was giving you a token role.

Kyle: I guess I just needed some time to self-reflect. Starting after my confrontation with billy where he accused me of being a spoiled brat and trying to take his job.

Diane: I didn’t realize he said that to you.

Kyle: No, it was harsh, mom, but he was right. I needed him to call me out. It made me realize I need to back off and it set me on an entirely different path altogether.

Jack: Yeah, you implied you had something in the works.

Kyle: I did and– and then it didn’t work out.

Jack: And that’s when you realized you were interested in the C.O.O. Role?

Kyle: It gave me pause. But the final turning point was mom. She gave me some good advice on how to move forward.

Jack: Well, I am not surprised. She is a wise woman. What did she tell you?

Kyle: That I haven’t been putting us on the same level. I’ve been making demands and exerting pressure on you. And she made me realize that I need to prove myself to you as much as you need to prove your faith in me.

Jack: Seems like pretty sound advice.

Kyle: You know, getting what you want. It– it comes in stages, it can’t be rushed. So I have to be patient.

Abby: Hey.

Devon: Hey. Thank you for taking some time away from work.

Abby: Of course, you sounded riled up. What’s going on?

[ Devon sighs ]

Devon: It’s tucker.

Abby: Oh. What now?

Devon: So lily told me this morning that she and jill found proof that he is directly involved in mamie’s investment in chancellor-winters.

Abby: That bastard. So you have solid proof?

Devon: Seems that way. Yeah. Proving what we already suspected.

Abby: What’s he doing?

Devon: He’s using her financial firm to make investments. And one of which was to chancellor-winters. Which means he just flat-out lied to me about any collusion with mamie.

Abby: I am so sorry. I know that we suspected that there was something going on, but to know for sure? I mean, that’s horrible.

Devon: Yeah. And then when I went to confront him about it, he just doubled down and kept lying to me. So he’s done. I’m cutting him off.

Abby: I’m sorry, I hate that for you. You know what? Actually, I don’T.Beuse you de and tucker is just never gonna be that for you.

Devon: Yeah, I know. I’ve given him too many chances and he’s let me down every single time.

Abby: But if it makes you feel any better. I think he wants to be that for you. He’s just not capable of it.

Devon: Well, it doesn’T.

Abby: So, is tucker gonna back down now?

Devon: I don’t think he will. At all. I told him to keep his hands off of chancellor-winters. But I think he’s gonna do whatever he wants to do because he didn’t care about the fallout.

Abby: Even if the fallout is his relationship with his son.

Devon: Right. So, the only thing I can do is figure out how to protect my family and my company from whatever he has planned.

Abby: You know what? Let me talk to my mom. Maybe she knows something. There’s gotta be a way for us to find out what’s going on.

Devon: Yeah.

Devon: I think you just gave me an idea. I need to get a hold of the family because tucker does need to be stopped. And I think I know how to accomplish that.

Chance: So, the corporate world, huh?

Jill: Oh, my god. It’s your family legacy.

Chance: Mhm-hm. Did you two talk about this?

In unison: What?

Chance: Try to mix something up together again?

Jill: Absolutely not.

[ Text alert ] Ah, it’s devon. He wants to meet with– with me and lily. I really better get going. Please, please take seriously my suggestion.

Chance: I will, I promise.

Jill: Okay. All right, darling. I love you.

Chance: I love you more.

Jill: Both of you take care.

Nina: Bye.

Chance: Okay. I know you want to say something. So, go ahead.

Nina: Well, you know, jill and I never see eye to eye on anything. We don’t have the closest relationship–

Chance: And yet you’re already, like, wow, what a brilliant idea.

Nina: Well, it is. I was the first one to suggest it to you.

Chance: Yeah, I know. What a coincidence.

Nina: No, jill and i did not collude on this. I promise you. We’re both telling you the truth. It’s just, uh, synchronicity in the universe. Maybe it’s meant to be.

Chance: Sure.

Nina: Look, jill’s right. I mean, you’ve been around business all your life. It’s in your dna. I have no doubt that this would come totally naturally to you.

Chance: Even though I have zero interest in sitting behind a desk and crunching the numbers.

Nina: Yes, please. A nice, safe desk job. Something to help your mother sleep at night. What a novel concept. And you know, it wouldn’t just be crunching numbers. You gotta read people and set priorities. And see five steps ahead and weigh the pros and cons. It’s nothing you’re not doing anyway. Come on, this could be really great for you. Will you just think about it, please? For me?

Chance: Okay. I will, I promise.

Tucker: I’m really not in the mood.

Ashley: Clearly. I can see that. What’s got devon so upset?

Tucker: It’s a personal and private family matter. So it really has nothing to do with you.

Ashley: Unfortunately, whether or not we’re married, we share a grandson. Looks like you need somebody to talk to.

Tucker: Someone maybe, but not you.

[ Ashley sighs ]

Ashley: Can you afford to be so picky? Look at your life. I mean, it’s imploding. Our marriage is done. Your business is done. Looks like your relationship with your child is done. Well, it’s the truth and you do realize that whatever affects devon affects my daughter and our grandson. So, I mean… I’m willing to listen.

Tucker: Which accomplishes what, exactly?

Ashley: That’s a good question. Do you want to fix things? Because if you stop being such an ass, I might be willing to help.

Tucker: You’re right, devon is upset.

Ashley: Yeah. Why?

Tucker: Phyllis, I assume, uh… spreading lies and exaggerations about me. And apparently one of them got back to devon and it was the final straw for him and he has… cut me out of his life.

Ashley: So, what was this faux lie that destroyed your relationship?

Tucker: I made an investment in mamie johnson’s company and I didn’t tell devon about it.

Ashley: Interesting. So, she did get involved with you. Okay. So you had a business relationship with devon’s aunt that you didn’t reveal. Something else?

Tucker: Well, now mamie has invested in chancellor-winters. So devon suspects that she and I are colluding. And that my intention is to buy a stake in the company.

Ashley: Mhm. And I’m assuming he’s right?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: No?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: Well, that’s the only thing that makes sense. I mean, clearly, that’s one of the reasons you came back to genoa city, right? Is to get your hands on chancellor and jabot.

Tucker: Ashley, even if that were true. Why would i acknowledge it to you?

[ Ashley laughs ]

Ashley: Well, then don’T. You know, I don’t really care.

Tucker: Oh.

Ashley: Well, honestly, tucker, all this game-playing and lying. It’s exhausting even hearing about it. How do you do it?

Tucker: Wow. Your assessment of me is lovely as ever.

Ashley: It is what it is.

Tucker: We really have no common ground between us, do we?

Ashley: Actually, as I said, we share a grandson. There’s no greater common ground than that.

Tucker: So what?

Ashley: So… you’re a crappy romantic partner, right? You’re a barely decent father. But you do happen to be an excellent grandfather. I’ll give you that. So in the spirit of family peace, I’m willing to help you mend things with your son.

Tucker: Why would you do that?

Ashley: Well, definitely not for you. But I’m doing it for him and for my daughter and for that beautiful little boy.

Jack: You always have a way of saying the right thing. I am eternally grateful.

Diane: Well, I’m just relieved that I finally got through to our son.

Jack: And look, I’m grateful to you as well, for having the wisdom to change your position.

Kyle: Well, you and me both.

Jack: Listen, at the risk of pushing. I know it’s taken a while to get here. But is there anything I can say or do to lure you over the finish line?

Diane: I second that. What will it take?

Kyle: There’s nothing else you can say, either of you.

Diane: You know how much we want you back where you belong. With your family at jabot.

Kyle: I know, but… just talking it out with you has helped. Knowing the fact that you didn’t say it was too late and take the offer off the table. No, I– I don’t think I need any more time.

Jack: Wait. Does– does that mean?

Kyle: Yeah, I’m– I’m in. I’ll take the job. Back where I belong.

[ Jack grunting ]

Devon: So I wanted to update both of you as soon as possible.

Jill: What’s the latest?

Devon: I went to confront tucker about what you told me regarding his involvement in mamie’s investment.

Jill: And what did he have to say for himself?

Devon: What do you think he had to say? He denied it.

Jill: Oh, of course, he did. He wouldn’t reveal any of his cards to me either when I spoke to him. But I had this teeny little hope that he would be honest with his son.

Devon: Oh, no, he– he doesn’t care at all about that.

Lily: So he didn’t admit to anything?

Devon: Nothing about the collusion. But I believe he does have some kind of plan in the works. And we need to be ready for it.

Jill: Oh, we will be.

Lily: Yeah. I mean, now that we know he poses a threat, we’ll definitely take precautions.

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: But I’m really sorry that he let you down again. I really do believe you deserve better.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate you saying that. I’m just glad that I know what I’m dealing with and how to move forward with him. ‘Cause he cannot be trusted. And he’s not worth any more of my time.

Lily: Well, look, I don’t want to make light of what you’re going through. But I’m really happy that you’re finally seeing who he really is.

Devon: I’m a little disappointed, more for dominic than anyone else in all this. But I don’t have a choice but to cut him off.

Lily: Well, maybe it’ll be a wake-up call for him.

Jill: No, I appreciate your optimism but I don’t think it’s gonna do him any good to have false hope. Tucker is tucker.

Devon: Very true. And in the meantime, we all need to pull together to figure out how to protect the company from whatever attack is coming.

Jill: Agreed.

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Tucker: You’re serious? You would actually help me with devon?

Ashley: I think that devon wants and genuinely needs to have a relationship with you. And this hits me where I live, tucker. I know what it’s like to cut off a parent and live with so many regrets about the lost time.

Tucker: If you could actually do what you’re proposing, obviously, that would be great. But…

Ashley: But what? This isn’t a negotiation. It’s a yes or no thing.

Tucker: How much pull do you have with devon?

>>Ashley: Well, I have a lot of pull with my daughter and you know how much he loves her. I think it’s worth a shot. You either do or you don’t, so…

Tucker: And what is it you want in return?

Ashley: I– I just can’t do this.

Tucker: All right. There she goes, running away.

Ashley: You know what? Don’t you even start with me. You want to go there?

Tucker: If I accept this offer that doesn’t make us friends.

Ashley: I don’t want to be your friend. I see there’s no possibility in that.

Tucker: Have you ever seen otherwise? Why don’t you just tell me this whole thing has been a ruse since we got back from paris. I’ll respect you a little more.

Ashley: I don’t need and want your respect.

Tucker: Oh, gee. I thought you said we could be civil towards one another.

Ashley: Yeah, I did because I thought it would be nice to gush over our gorgeous grandson’s photos someday or maybe sit in a family dinner without causing a scene. Other than that, I want nothing from you.

Tucker: Okay. Fine. I accept your offer. Thank you very much.

Ashley: You’re welcome. Fantastic. Have a great day.

Tucker: You too.

Ashley: You too.

Nina: You’re placating your mother, aren’t you? You’re humoring her so she’ll stop pushing.

Chase: Yeah, maybe just a little bit. Because I’m not ready to upend my whole career a week after getting shot. I mean, does that make any sense?

Nina: No. Not at all. But okay. I’ll support you in whatever you decide. Whether it’s chancellor-winters or some other direction.

Chance: Well, thank you. It’s just– it’s a big change, mom. It’s like stepping off a cliff. I don’t even know if I’m gonna be good at it.

Nina: I know. We’ve had this discussion before about you changing direction. I’m well aware of how difficult it would be for you to change course like this.

Chance: Yeah. I committed myself to a life of service. To serve and protect. It’s a mindset.

Nina: A mission.

Chase: Exactly. In everything I’ve done, that has been the core.

Nina: But it’s not the first time you’ve ended up hurt. And in the hospital. Just fighting for your life. I mean, how many more times, chance? Haven’t you given enough?

Chance: I– I– I’m sorry. I know I– I know I scared you.

Nina: Surviving this last bullet should be a reminder of how lucky you are to be alive, sitting here and talking to me. I mean, I’m fun to talk to, right?

[ Nina sniffling ]

Chance: Yes. Yes, you are fun to talk to. I’m never not gonna be grateful for that.

Nina: You gotta stick around, chance, okay? For my sake. For everyone else that loves you.

Chance: Trust me, you’re stuck with me.

Nina: Good.

Chance: I’ll be honest with you. There’s just– there’s one thing that’s been… just eating at me about all this.

Nina: What? Tell me.

Chance: You know, my whole life, I just ran away from the chancellor legacy. I didn’t want anything to do with it. And I, uh– I wonder if it’s because i thought I wasn’t worthy enough. You know, I wouldn’t measure up.

[ Nina scoffs ]

Nina: Well, you know what I’m going to say about that. And I think jill would agree with me. In fact, she’d probably smack you upside the head just for thinking that way.

Chase: An injured man? She would never. You know, maybe it’s time for me to rethink my place as a chancellor, and… in the family business.

Nina: That would be my dearest wish come true.

Ashley: Well, what’s going on here?

Jack: Perfect timing, ashley. Please join me in welcoming kyle back to jabot as our new chief operating officer.

Ashley: Congratulations. So you’re not gunning after billy’s job anymore?

Kyle: So you heard about that?

Ashley: I did. Not your smartest move.

Jack: Ashley…

Kyle: No, no, no, she’s right. It uh, took a few smackdowns, but I finally got set straight.

Ashley: I hope so.

Kyle: Family is a priority and I’m determined to be a team player. Especially after whatever tucker’s next move is.

Ashley: Guess what? I just spoke with tucker at the club.

Diane: You mean an actual conversation with him?

Ashley: Yeah. A conversation. I walked in on a confrontation between him and devon.

Jack: What was devon confronting him about?

Ashley: Yeah. Apparently, devon found out that tucker invested in mamie’s company. And he’s convinced that tucker and mamie are going after chancellor now.

Jack: That man will do anything. And what– what is mamie doing being involved with a man like that? That’s not like her.

Ashley: Uh, think about it a second. You know how much mamie hates jill. So maybe she thinks it’s worth it to work with tucker, so he goes after jill. I don’t know.

Jack: Yeah. I suppose.

Ashley: Yeah. Well, anyway, tucker was really hurting after the fight. Of course, he takes no responsibility for anything, as usual. But I offered to help, I don’t know, mend things between him and his son.

Jack: He’s already made it very clear to you. He is not gonna fall for any effort to get closer to him.

Ashley: Yeah. It’s not about that, jack. Okay? This is about helping the man that my daughter is in love with.

Jack: You shouldn’t get involved. If all of that is true, devon needs to separate himself from his father.

Ashley: Jackie, come on. Stop, please. How is that your call?

Jack: It’s not my call. It’s not yours either. Look, I had this argument with billy. I– I was against it then. I’m against it now.

Ashley: Duly noted. Tucker is not my favorite person right now. Okay? But I do think that devon deserves to have a relationship with his father and I’ll do what I need to do to make that happen. That’s all.

Jack: No, you’re not helping. You’re just taking advantage.

Ashley: That’s your opinion. What do you need to hear from me? I promise you. I– I don’t have any intentions of reconnecting with tucker on any level. This is about a father and son.

Jack: Exploiting a parent-child relationship is wrong and you know that.

Ashley: I’m not exploiting anybody. I’m not forcing anyone to do anything. This should make sense to you because even though we hated what dina did to us and to our father. We all wish we had more time with her. Right?

Jack: Tucker is not dina. You are meddling and you should be walking away.

Ashley: Okay. Just hear me out. I know that tucker needs and wants devon’s love and approval more than anything. And devon needs and wants a relationship with his father. I don’t see anything wrong with nudging that in the right direction. And just listen. Full disclosure, if all this kumbaya means that tucker decides to back off of jabot. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Wouldn’t it? It could actually happen because nobody can tap into tucker’s humanity like devon.

Jack: I still think we should go with my plan. Release the dirt we have on him and let it destroy the man.

Ashley: The stakes aren’t high enough with your plan. So if– if you publish that article and it doesn’t stop tucker, we’ve got nothing left, jack.

Diane: Jack, I’m sorry but I– I have to agree with ashley. I mean, right now it could just inflame tucker.

Kyle: Yeah. I think we should go with ashley’s plan. See if reconnecting with his son changes tucker’s course.

Jack: Well, it appears I’m outnumbered.

Ashley: Oh. So? Does that mean you’re gonna back off of releasing that article?

Jack: Yeah, we can sit on it a bit longer. At least we know we have it if we need it.

[ Phone ringing] Sorry, I have to take this. Excuse me.

[ Ashley sighs ] Hello?

Ashley: Okay. Well, I need to go too. Thanks. I’ll see you both later.

[ Door shuts ]

Chance: Voicemail. Hey, grandma, it’s chance. Uh, when you get a minute, I’d love to meet up with you and talk. Call me back.

Nina: Thank you. For taking the first step.

Chance: Yeah. Well, we’ll see what happens. Okay?

Nina: Oh, my goodness. A suit and tie? That’d be so cute. I can’t wait to see that every day.

Chance: No, no, no. Don’t get ahead of yourself. I’m gonna meet with her. I’m gonna get some information and try to understand what this means. Okay?

Nina: Look, you’re not gonna talk me out of being happy about this. Okay?

Chance: Wait, wait. What was that? You said every day?

Nina: Yeah, it’d be terrible for you, wouldn’t it?

Chance: Well, no, I think it’d be– it’d be kind of nice to have you around.

Nina: Well, I don’t know all my plans at the moment. But you’re not getting rid of me just yet.

Chance: Okay. I’ll take it.

Nina: Yeah. You talk a good game. But if I was around all the time, you’d get sick of me nagging.

Chance: Ah, yes. I definitely would. It doesn’t mean I don’t want you around here, though.

Nina: Oh, I love you so much, my son.

Chance: I love you.

Jill: I’m not sure about this. This is risky.

Devon: But you do think it could work though, right?

Jill: Well, there’s no guarantee and I can tell you it requires a level of trust that I’m not feeling right now.

Devon: No. I– I understand that and I know we would be putting ourselves on the line. But I really do think that this plan is the best way to get the information that we need.

Jill: So, what do you think, lily?

Lily: I mean, I agree with the risk factor…

Jill: But is it worth it?

Lily: Well, I mean, it might be the only chance we have to figure out what tucker is really up to.

Devon: Yeah. And the first step is to uncover the threat.

Lily: And then once we know that then we can stop him in his tracks.

Devon: Right.

Jill: Boy, would that be a relief.

Devon: And I don’t know about both of you, but I sure would love to be able to throw tucker’s lies back into his face.

Jill: Oh, are you kidding? I would enjoy every second of it.

Devon: Yeah. And let him know that our company is not a toy to be played with.

Jill: Yep.

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: Are we all in agreement?

Lily: Yeah. Yes.

Devon: Yeah?

Jill: Let’s do this.

Devon: Okay, let’s do it. Hi. Come in you, two.

Nate: I was surprised to get the invitation.

Mamie: Pleasantly surprised.

Devon: Well, we all have something very important to discuss with you.

Diane: How do you feel?

Kyle: It feels good. I think I made the right decision.

Diane: I’m glad you took my advice to come back to jabot. It’s a good strategy and it will be wonderful to have you there.

Kyle: Taking the C.O.O. Position is one thing. The next, may not be as easy. I’m worried I’m out of my league.

Diane: Well, don’t second guess yourself. I have complete faith in you.

Kyle: I know what I need to do now.

Diane: Yeah. You are going to be the one to save jabot from tucker. Not ashley, not billy, but you. And once you do, you will forever have hero status and everything that comes with it.

Kyle: Mhm. Dad’s done so much for me. More than I deserve. I can’t let him down.

Diane: Yeah. And when your father finds out what you did for this family, he will be so proud of you. I already am.

Kyle: I need to talk to you.

Ashley: Have you spoken with devon?

Abby: I have, yes. He was just here. Why?

Ashley: I walked in on what looked like a very intense confrontation between him and tucker.

Abby: Yeah, he came here afterwards. It’s bad, mom. Devon is very upset.

Ashley: Mhm. Do you know what the fight was about?

Abby: Oh, you know, the usual. Tucker only caring about himself.

Ashley: Well, I know for a fact that tucker cares very deeply for his son.

Abby: Oh, really? Well, not enough to not lie to his son and secretly try to go after his company.

Ashley: Does he have proof of that?

Abby: Yes, he does, mom. I’m not sure what it is, but he has proof.

Ashley: Do you think there’s any chance of them recovering from this?

Abby: Devon says he’s done. And honestly, after this latest revelation, I think their relationship might be severed forever.

Ashley: Okay. Uh, yeah, I know that you’ve worked really hard at including tucker when it comes to dominic. And, uh, you did that when you didn’t want to. So how do you feel about this situation?

>>Abby: I mean, it doesn’t really matter how I feel about it. It’s devon and I see that he’s hurting. I mean, every time he trusts his dad he lets him down.

Ashley: So, how do you feel about maybe trying to mend things for the two of them?

Abby: How?

Ashley: I don’t know. Well, you could start by talking to devon. Just say exactly what you said to me and I’ll try to support you in any way I can.

Abby: Mom, devon is a big boy. I cannot make these decisions for him. And god forbid, I push him into a relationship with his father and he gets hurt again. I would never be able to forgive myself.

Ashley: Okay, well, isn’t he hurting already? Maybe there’s something we can do to ease the pain.

Mamie: So what are we doing here? Can I presume that we are ready to finalize nate’s return to chancellor-winters?

Devon: No. Not quite. We first need you to be honest with us.

Mamie: Okay, about what?

Devon: About your real intentions. Because we all know that you and tucker have some sort of plan in the works.

Jill: A plan that involves ousting me.

Lily: And there’s no point in denying it. We know the truth.

Mamie: Tucker has made some investments in my company.

Jill: Oh, please. This is not just about funds. You and tucker are colluding to exercise your mutual goals.

Nate: Wait. So then have you just been using me? As some part of your overall plan?

Mamie: Not at all, baby. I’ve been telling you the truth. I’m just trying to get you back into the family.

Devon: Yeah. But you were willing to lie to all of us to make that happen.

Mamie: I no longer have any affiliation with your father. And I told him that to his face when I became aware of some of his many transgressions.

Jill: Why should we believe anything you say?

Mamie: You can trust me. My ultimate goal has always been to unite our family under one corporate umbrella. That has never changed.

Devon: Well, mamie, if that is the truth, then we’re gonna give you an opportunity to prove it.

Mamie: Okay. Then just tell me how.

Devon: You need to tell us what tucker’s real agenda is. ‘Cause I imagine you have an idea. And if you can do that, we can start to consider bringing nate back to chancellor-winters. But only if you are honest with us.

Audra: Kyle is reaching out. You were right.

Tucker: Reel him back in.

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[ Gasps ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

[ Sighs heavily ] Good morning. Alright, maybe just have a sit on this bench right here. Alright? Are you okay? Alright, I’m gonna try to find someone for you. Oh, mrs. Baldwin. Hi. Hi, josslyn. What can I do for you? This is my friend adam wright. I just brought him in from pcu. He was nauseous, hyperventilating, sweating. I think he needs to see a doctor right away. No! No, I — no.

[ Knock on door ] Come in.

[ Door opens ] Hi. Oh, you’re right on time. Thanks for seeing me. Of course. Are you okay? You didn’t say what this was about, and you seem a little — edgy? Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah. Alright. How about you have a seat and you tell me what’s going on? No, sit. Alright, uh — I need to find an attorney. And I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. O-okay, but you’re gonna have to narrow this down a little bit. What kind of attorney? One that can save my career from being destroyed. I don’t know how you did this, brook lynn. I am doing a guest vocal on magnum’s new track? I told you we are gonna take your career to the next level. Well, you delivered. But we are on a deadline. We’ve got to get down these tracks today. I’m ready to get into the recording booth. Okay. Do you need any support from me or…? Um…

[ Door opens ] Actually, my support just arrived. Now that ned is back to being ned, we’ve got to come up with a new game plan for elq. It hasn’t changed my mind. We still have to move forward. Of course we do, but it just might be easier said than done. We have to do what’s best for the company. I mean, elq has been unstable for almost a year. Between valentin’s absence and ned’s erratic behavior, I mean, we’re still on shaky ground. Our whole plan was predicated on ned remaining eddie. That’s not the case anymore. So we just need to come up with a new strategy.

[ Telephone ringing ] Yes? Alright, send him up. Well, ned’s here. Showtime. Trish: Hi. And your server will be with you in a few minutes. Okay. And if you have any questions, let me know. It doesn’t change the fact that you did not send the full order of the king crab legs to my chef! No, listen, j– just do me a favor. Just send them as soon as you can. Thank you.

[ Scoffs ] Ha! Oh, hey. Um, you want another one? Okay, I’m gonna go get a bartender for you. Okay. Trish: Carly! Hi! Hey. Hey, trish. How are you?Good. There’s a rumor going around that you might be coming back. Now that ned is back to being ned, we’ve got to come up with a new game plan for elq. It hasn’t changed my mind. We still have to move forward. Of course we do, but it just might be easier said than done. We have to do what’s best for the company. I mean, elq has been unstable for almost a year. Between valentin’s absence and ned’s erratic behavior, I mean, we’re still on shaky ground. Our whole plan was predicated on ned remaining eddie. That’s not the case anymore. So we just need to come up with a new strategy.

[ Telephone ringing ] Yes? Alright, send him up. Well, ned’s here. Showtime. Trish: Hi. And your server will be with you in a few minutes. Okay. And if you have any questions, let me know. It doesn’t change the fact that you did not send the full order of the king crab legs to my chef! No, listen, j– just do me a favor. Just send them as soon as you can. Thank you.

[ Scoffs ] Ha! Oh, hey. Um, you want another one? Okay, I’m gonna go get a bartender for you. Okay. Trish: Carly! Hi! Hey. Hey, trish. How are you?Good. There’s a rumor going around that you might be coming back. Is it true? You’re not prone to hyperbole. This sounds clearly serious. It is. Take a breath. Have a seat.

[ Breathes deeply ] Okay. Okay. Okay? Now give me some specifics. For the first time in my career, I am facing a malpractice lawsuit. That could be significant. It could also be frivolous. It could be a disgruntled patient that’s looking for a payout. It isn’t frivolous. The patient in question — dennis muldoon — he died. And now his family is suing the hospital and myself. Money is — is not an object for these people. And I don’t think they’re looking for a quick payout. Okay, let’s start at the beginning. When was the first time you saw mr. Muldoon? It was april of this year. He, uh… he traveled extensively for work to remote locations, and he came to see me thinking he had contracted something along the lines of a tapeworm. I, uh — I ran standard blood work and cultures and confirmed that he had a tapeworm. And I sent him home with a plan of treatment. And he called me a few days later, and he said he was feeling much better. And I had also asked him to come back in for some further testing, including a colonoscopy, just to be sure. But he was off on another business trip, and he didn’t come back in for two months. At that time, I increased the scope of the blood work and did the additional testing, including the colonoscopy. And it revealed that he had stage 4 cancer. At that point, there was nothing that I or oncology could do to save him. Now his family is filing a lawsuit against the hospital and myself. So, what do you think? Well, the first thing I’m gonna do is advise you to stay clear of the general hospital attorneys. I have the utmost respect for the place, but do not associate with these attorneys because they have one goal, and that goal is to protect the hospital. Meaning? They will throw you under the bus.

[ Trilling lips ] So, we’re going for a really full, rich sound, okay? I want to double up on the vocal on the chorus. You got it. I think I know what you’re looking for. What does that one do? This controls the level. How’s this, blaze? Uh, less reverb. Thanks. This is so cool! It’s much more fun to mix music than mix drinks. I haven’t been in the studio in a while. I forgot how great the energy is. I don’t need to see a doctor. I thought I did, so that’s why I agreed to let joss bring me here, but I’m fine. Really. I-I — I just want to go back to my dorm, that’s all. No, no, he’s not fine. Because we were in class and you started to have trouble breathing. The ta had to stop the exam. They wanted to call him an ambulance. The only reason they didn’t was because I agreed to bring him here. Oh, my god, the test. W-we’re missing it. What are we gonna do? It’s gonna be okay. Don’t worry about it. It’s not gonna be okay! What if I fail the class?! Adam, let’s just sit down for a minute, okay? Okay, adam, you’re not gonna fail the class. Please just try to stay calm. Okay, I’m going to take you to an exam room and have a doctor check you out, alright? Josslyn, don’t leave me, please! Please tell me you did not sleep outside my dorm room all night. No, I sure did. You could have gotten me in trouble with the ra. Are you crazy? Crazy in love with you. I’m serious.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah. So am I. So, this is how you choose to get my attention? Well, uh, trina, I tried everything, okay? Short of skywriting, I — you weren’t returning my calls. You weren’t returning my texts. Did you think that maybe I didn’t want to talk to you? It never occurred to you to respect my wishes, apparently. Trina… I’m really sorry. I know that I screwed up. It was one of those moments where the words — they were coming out of my mouth and I wanted them to stop, but it was already too late because you can’t un-ring the bell. I…

[ Sighs ] I don’t even know what that means. Did you even read the cards that I sent you? No. Well, they all say the same thing. Well, then I’m glad I didn’t bother reading them. They say I’m sorry… and I was wrong. And exactly what do you think you were wrong about? Carly: You never know what the future holds. Maybe someday, but right now, I’m focused on kelly’S. How’s it going here? I can’t complain. It’s all good. But you are definitely missed. I miss you guys, too. Oh, mr. Cain was here last week. He looked really great. But, you know, you must be out of your mind that he was in prison. Ah, yeah, well, he never should have been there to begin with, but I am really happy he’s home. Uh, hey. Hi, carly. Trish. Any chance that you’re here to discuss my offer? Nice to see you both.Glad you could make it. Not really sure which greeting is proper here. Is this a welcome-back situation or… well, I don’t know if there’s any rule book for this one. I’m sorry to hear about your ordeal in pentonville, and I was relieved to hear that you were released early. Nobody was more relieved than me. I couldn’t wait to get out of that place. You weren’t after aurora’s ceo — you wanted to take down carly. I don’t know where you came up with this, ned, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I just overheard your conversation with your lawyer, martin. You know, everyone believes that I was the one who handed carly and drew over to the sec, but it was you all along. I promised that I would sit on this information for a while, but it can’t wait. Drew, there’s something that you need to know about the sec charges. Dn’t have missed thisfor the world. This is great. Oh, you say that now, but it’s not all that glamorous. There’s a lot of sitting around between takes, so it helps to have company. Uh, hello? You’re here in a professional capacity, ms. Manager.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. For what? For distracting me. You’re keeping my mind off the butterflies in my stomach. You? Nervous? You’re a pro. You’re always cool and confident. That’s just smoke and mirrors. This is a huge opportunity. There’s a lot riding on this. I’ve been dying to work with magnum, but what if I blow it and the song tanks? But what if you don’t? What if it’s a hit? Terry. Morning. Hi. Do you have those figures for me? Yes. Yesterday we processed 87 patients in the er, and 19 of them were admitted. Thanks, elizabeth. Mm-hmm. I’ve got to get back to the office. I’ll see you later. Wait, wait, terry, um… do you have any updates on the, uh… muldoon malpractice suit? You know I can’t talk about this, especially with you, given your relationship with finn. I know. I was just hoping that maybe — I’m not at liberty to disclose anything about the case. Okay, I’m not asking for details. I was just hoping you can give me a sense of what was going on. I’m sorry. I know you’re in a difficult position, but the hospital policy is clear. And as co-chief of staff, I have to be in full compliance. There can be no sign of any impropriety. It could look like I’m protecting finn. Well, isn’t that what you should be doing? He’s not only your co-worker, terry. He’s your friend. Exactly. That’s the problem. Personally, do I want to protect finn? Of course. But professionally, I have to keep my distance and follow the rules to the letter. This is one of those cases where how things appear is more important than how they really are. Can you understand that? Terry and portia are not only co-chiefs of staff, but I’d also like to think they’re my friends and they wouldn’t throw me under the bus. Regardless of your personal relationships, this is not about friends. This is business to general hospital. You came to me for advice. I really need you to listen to me. Okay. I used to be really good at this and I know my way around a courtroom and I know these kind of attorneys. And I know that their only objective when it comes to a malpractice suit is to win at all costs. They will not do the noble thing. And if you end up being collateral damage, so be it. And here I thought you were gonna put my mind at ease. I’m just trying to get you to understand this case and see what they could do. They are going to present this in the most simple narrative. It’s a wealthy family who lost a son, a father, a husband in his prime, and they’re grieving and they want someone to pay. What do you think the jury will believe? Hopefully the truth — that I had nothing to do with this man’s death. Um, I’m gonna get back to work. Nice to see you, carly. You too. Do you want to sit down? Sure. Alright. Here. Um, look, I’m just curious. Why? Why did you offer to sell me back my half of the hotel? I mean, I realize you have a lot on your plate with crimson, but you could ask olivia to take on more work. Well, olivia is stretched pretty thin as it is. Okay. Then hire a manager. Or promote from within. There are many ways for you to retain your half of the hotel. Are you having financial issues? My financial situation is on solid ground. Thank you. Great, great. Then why are you doing this? Is it because of willow? This was before the fall at the pool. Yeah. I was there with tracy. You came rushing in, calling my name. Seemed like you wanted to tell me something important, and that’s when you hit your head. Yeah. The details were a little fuzzy at first, but I remember everything now. I remember what I came to tell you.

[ Telephone ringing ] Excuse me one second. Yes? Put her through. Hi. Ms. Trant? Yes, yes, I have a prospectus ready for you with the construction figures. Yeah, my assistant will email you, and then we can discuss it in further detail when I see you in sydney next month. Yeah. Me too. We’ll celebrate breaking ground. Okay. Bye. Thank you. Was that angela trant at rcd in australia? Yes. Is that a problem? Yeah, I don’t see why aurora, a media company, would be making a deal with rcd. The deal was for elq. You really think it could be a hit? With your talent, why not? And from what I know about brook lynn, that woman is unstoppable. Yeah, but the market is so saturated these days. Everyone’s posting new music online. The competition is fierce. So this is when you roar. Show them what you got. But even if the song does take off, the real money is in touring. Okay, then tour. I mean, you’ve got enough material. What could be better than singing to a sold-out crowd? Being with someone. Touring is lonely. And to be honest, I’m tired of being alone. It’s not gonna take much to convince a jury that an overworked doctor had a patient who believed that he had a tapeworm and this doctor took the patient at face value and missed the clue that the real ailment was cancer. I am an infectious disease specialist. I went looking for a parasite and I found one. When a jury hears the word “cancer,” it will trigger them because at least one of them, if not all of them, have lost a loved one to cancer. That’s a compelling story, don’t you think?

[ Scoffs ] I don’t know what to think anymore. I’m telling you that you need to find the right attorney because if you don’t, your career will be over. It was wrong of me to give you an ultimatum. And I’d do anything to take it back. It’s obviously too late for that now. And even though I don’t like the way you said it, you did bring up a good point. What are your priorities? Who comes first for you? I-I’d like to think it’s — it’s me and our relationship, but maybe it’s ace and esme. You know I don’t care about esme. Sometimes I’m not sure about that.

[ Sighs ] My little brother needs me, and I’m not gonna turn my back on him. No one’s asking you to do that. The fact that it’s hard for you to accept esme moving out as a normal progression — it tells me all I need to know. What does that mean? Clearly, we have different ideas of what our relationship is and where it’s going. Adam’s been cleared to go home. Oh. Thank you. I was so worried. I mean, I guess I’ve never seen anyone in the middle of a panic attack. It’s scary. Yeah. Well, you did the right thing by bringing him here. So, what did the doctors say? I mean, is he gonna be okay? All I can tell you is that he’s been cleared to go home and that’s a good sign. You know what else is a good sign? What? Your future as a doctor. What do you mean? Well, the fact that you brought him here and the way you looked after him shows what kind of doctor

you’re gonna be. I have high hopes for you, dr. Jacks. Thank you. Now go see if he’s ready to leave. Adam: Come in. Hey. How are you feeling? I’m — I’m — I’m fine. Look, I’m — I’m really — I’m sorry for blowing up at you before. But it — it’s all good now. No. It’s not. You really have to find the right fit for you. And I so wish I could do this for you. I wish I could fight for you. But I can’T. That ship has sailed. Okay. Alright. Well, look, you can’t throw a stick without hitting a lawyer in this town. There’s got to be somebody who will take this on. The person that I would recommend would be diane. But I know that she is swamped. She’s overwhelmed right now, and she’s probably not gonna be able to take the case. Great. So, why not your pal tracy? Give her a call. Well, she’d be tough in the courtroom, but the last time I checked, she doesn’t have a law degree. She has the last name quartermaine, and anyone with the last name quartermaine has access to top-notch lawyers on their retainer. No, no. I know. I know. It’s just — it’s the wrong time to ask tracy for a favor. I think she would be happy to help you. Yes. No, I’m sure she would, but she’s — she’s in amsterdam. She’s meeting bobbie spencer. Something about settling luke’s affairs. Alright, well, I’m glad she’s there to help. Who else? Who else? Well, elizabeth offered to talk to scott baldwin. I’m not sure he’s the — the best choice, but she says he’s good at his job. Scott can be brash, and he’s a little odd, but he’s actually smart. He’s also not the right attorney for you. You don’t need brash. You need subtle. Subtle. Yeah, that’s probably not scott. Okay, I just told you that diane is probably too busy, and she probably is, but I’m still gonna try and call her anyway. Yeah? How could you possibly be lonely with thousands of fans chanting your name? I sure wish the staff at charlie’s would do that for me when I walked in.

[ Chuckles ] “And the pub goes wild!”

[ Chanting ] “Kristina!” Now, that would be something. “Kristina!”

[ Both laugh ] What are you gals laughing about? Oh, I was getting too serious, so kristina’s trying to make me smile. Well, seems like she’s succeeding. I was just telling her how touring isn’t as cool as it looks. It’s hard work. Sound checks, dance rehearsals, promoters. I could see that. Oh, never mind. I’m being ridiculous. No, you’re just telling it like it is. You know, blaze, you’re right. It does — it sounds lonely. I have a feeling you know something about loneliness. Audio engineer: Are you ready to do this? You what? I made a deal with rcd. Actually, we closed in july, but there was still a few terms we had to iron out first. Ned, this is what’s best for the company. Last time I checked, I’m president of this company! Yeah, well, we had no idea when you were gonna recover. Recover? You make it sound like I was in rehab. I was in port charles the whole time. Come on, ned. For all intents and purposes,

you weren’t here. It was eddie. Ned, hey, look, the deal is done. What are the terms? Elq has all the paperwork, so feel free to look it over, but you’ll see that I got rcd to agree to more favorable terms. And I’m gonna be in sydney next month to inaugurate the first stage of construction. You had no authority to do that! Why would you think willow has anything to do with this? She just found out about it when we were discussing it at kelly’S. I just wondered if willow was the real incentive for you to sell. It makes sense. You want a closer relationship with willow and your grandson, and what better way to get that than to make peace with me? Am I right? My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.While I appreciate you taking this on, michael, you had no authority to act on elq’s behalf. Why don’t you look over the deal before criticizing it? Whether it’s a sound deal or not is irrelevant. You know it wasn’t your place to take this on! You should have been the one dealing with this, ned. We couldn’t count on you because you proclaimed to the world that you were eddie maine and all you cared about was your music! And valentin — I mean, valentin’s been awol for months dealing with the fallout from his lunatic father. I was in prison. So, what exactly did you expect michael to do? I mean, he was the only one qualified to engage with rcd. If it wasn’t for him, there’d be no deal. So I think the appropriate response should be, “thank you.” Of course I want a closer relationship with willow, yes. And you getting your hotel back would definitely go a long way to repairing the family rift. That’s what willow said. And I get it. And things won’t feel right till I get my hotel back. Great. Okay, so, I will go grab the paper– hold on. I appreciate the offer. But I’m gonna pass. I’ve been supportive to you and your situation. And I appreciate that. And I’ve been respectful to your love towards ace and your sense of responsibility to him. But that has somehow translated to me standing on the sidelines. I’m not allowed on the field. I watch you put all your focus and energy into ace and, by extension, esme, and I’m not okay with that. So, what are you saying? I don’t want to be around esme anymore. This is the woman who tried to destroy my life. Okay, but that was the old esme. She has no memory of that. I understand that, and I’ve accepted it. But I still have to live with the memory. She still looks like the same person, and that is difficult for me. I don’t want to be around her. Okay, but esme and ace are a pack– they’re a package deal. So, what do you want me to do? You want me — what do you want me to do about that? You want me not to make you choose, but you never asked me what my choice would be. Okay. What is it? I choose to put myself first, not to go along with this dysfunctional situation that is bound to blow up. If you’re going to stay with esme and ace, you’re gonna do it without me. Don’t turn it into something it’s not. I’m not overreacting because the second the exam started, you were freaking out. You were dizzy, hyperventilating, and even in the car on the way here, you told me that your heart was racing. Yeah, that was just the stuff I took to help me study. Oh. What “stuff” would that be? It’s like a — a supplement. A pill. It’s some big, long name. Dextro-something. It’s supposed to help you focus. A ton of people take it, and I just — I took too much this morning. It’s really — josslyn, it’s — it’s no big deal. No, it is a big deal because that’s an amphetamine. That’s speed. I didn’t score some street drug, okay?

[ Chuckles ] I have a prescription, okay? I have a prescription for it. I’ll be more careful next time. It — it won’t happen again. And if it does happen again? N-now you’re the one who needs to calm down a little bit. Why are you doing this to yourself, adam? You’re miserable. If pre-med is torture for you, then you need to switch majors, something with less pressure. There is nothing else! Okay? Do you understand? This is all I’ve ever wanted since I was a kid. It’s been my dream. Is it your dream or is it your parents’? Diane, you got to trust me on this. This is — this is a “david versus goliath”-type case. No, I — I wouldn’t pitch this to you if I didn’t think that you would have a huge victory if you took this. You will? Yes! Thank you. Thank — thank you. Okay, fine. You’re the best.

[ Chuckles ]

Well, I’m here for you how did you pull this off?

I’m here for you well, originally they got a huge artist who shall remain nameless — beyoncé. Was it beyoncé? I am not at liberty to say. But the artist’s reps wanted exclusivity on the song. And then there were rumors flying around that negotiations had reached an impasse. That’s when I swooped in and pitched blaze. Very impressive. She’s lucky to have you. Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the music biz, it’s that timing is everything. I have a really good feeling about this song. I really think it could be a hit, you know? Take blaze’s career to the next level.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Blaze: But you keep it all under lock and key

I know you better than you know yourself I’m sorry. I — I got to go. There’s something going on with my family, but, um, good luck.

Oh, after all this time, you can’t fool me

[Coughing] Copd isn’t pretty. I’m out of breath, and often out of the picture. But this is my story. ( ) And with once-daily trelegy, it can still be beautiful. Because with 3 medicines in 1 inhaler, trelegy keeps my airways open for a full 24 hours and prevents future flare-ups. Trelegy also improves lung function, so I can breathe more freely all day and night. I know what I have to do now. I have to let go. I need to stop trying to be ace’s father. And I need to realize that I’m his older brother and that I’m nothing more. You can still be supportive of him. There just has to be clear boundaries. You were right the whole time, and… I’m sorry. I just couldn’t see it. I need to stop trying to control esme and ace and… it’s not my place. So, um… yeah, they’re gonna move into their own place. And, uh… that’s a good thing. I think that that’s probably what’s best for everyone. Are you just saying that to put my mind at ease? Or do you really believe that? I’m trying to. And it might take me a little while to get there. But I will. And I know one thing for certain — that I don’t want you to come second to anyone. And from now on, I’m gonna make you my one and my only priority. And you’re your own person, trina. You have every right to be who you want to be and to make the choices that you want to make, live the life that you want to live, but I really, really hope that there’s a place in it for me. Are you okay? You barely spoke in the car. Yeah. I’m sorry for snapping at you. I’ve just… I’ve messed up everything. You didn’t even get to take the test. Here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna take the makeup test. And even if it doesn’t go well, it only counts for a fraction of our final grade, okay? So just try and give yourself a break. Okay. I’ll try. For you. Oh, wow. Thank you. You seem to be in better spirits than you were this morning. Maybe. And the reason is…? I just think it’s gonna be a beautiful day. You’re not talking about the weather. No. Earlier, you were awfully distracted. By the possible malpractice suit. Was it dropped? Where’s kristina? Oh, she had to leave. I don’t know. She got a text, something about her family, and she took off. But then I texted her that we’re gonna be here for a few hours, so maybe she’ll come back. I just hope everything’s okay with her family. Guess where I just was. Hi, sweetie. Hi. You’re gonna make me guess? Fine, I’ll tell you. I was at a recording studio with brook lynn and blaze. Blaze is recording a guest track for this major artist. I can’t say who, but it’s gonna be huge. Uh, that’s great. Honey, ha-have you heard from sam? She said that she was gonna call you. She’s been leaving me messages and texting me, telling me to call her, but I called her and it went straight to voicemail. So I came here thinking maybe you knew what was going on. Okay, joss. I’ll let myself off the hook. And it’s like you said. That test doesn’t count for most of the grade. Are you gonna be okay? Yeah, yeah, I’ll be fine. Hey, joss? Mm-hmm? Th– thank you for everything. You’re welcome. Ah. Looks like you two made up. Yes, we did, because somebody realized that he was wrong. I had some help getting there. Mm-hmm. Well, at least something worked out this morning. What? Does that mean that your organic chem test didn’t go well? Oh, my test didn’t go at all. I have to take a make-up test. What happened? You studied so hard. Um, adam had a panic attack, and I had to take him to the hospital. What? Is he okay?

[ Exhales sharply ] I mean, I don’t think so. I’m really worried about him. It’s not that I don’t want my half of the hotel back. I do. But I’m just not in the financial situation to do it. Well, I just assumed that michael would — I’m not gonna take money from my son. I got myself into this situation, and I’ll get myself out on my own.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Yeah. I’m trying to protect my family from you! See, my father is happy right now, so I’m not gonna take that away from him. I’m sure he’ll be happy until he finds out the kind of woman that you really are. I love sonny. I don’t care. I’m not risking my family. You will only see them when I say that it is okay to see them. And you’re gonna do something else for me, too. You’re gonna sell my mother her half of the metro court back. Uh, are you s-sure you won’t reconsider? Why don’t you take the deal for the good of the family? Don’t worry. Willow knows I’m not accepting. And she understands. Look, you made points by offering to sell to begin with.

[ Sighs ] Take the win. You get to keep your hotel, and you’re even closer to willow. Enjoy. Don’t pretend michael is some kind of hero. He’s a shark. He was waiting until valentin and I were out of the picture, and then he made his move. Oh, come on, don’t be so dramatic, ned. I made a deal, plain and simple. And it works for elq. You couldn’t have negotiated such favorable terms. Now that I think about it, maybe that’s why you’re throwing such a tantrum — because it’s killing you that michael did a better job than you could have done. You had your moment of glory. But from now on, you stay the hell out of elq. You are not a corporate officer. You’re only a shareholder. And let’s keep it that way.

[ Sighs ] That is proof right there that ned is unfit to run elq. He is a — a loose cannon. We have to move forward with this takeover while there’s still a company to save. No, no, the, uh — the malpractice suit has not been dropped, but, um… at least alexis has agreed to help me. Wait. I’m confused. She hasn’t been able to practice law for years. I know, but she still has contacts. I was just at her office and I asked her if she could help me find a good lawyer and she set up a — a lunch, uh, with diane miller. Oh, that’s great. I can’t tell you how many times she represented jason in court, and she always won. I mean, she’s the best. Okay. That’s what I’m counting on.

There’s something inside that weighs you down and you need someone to tell it to well, I’m here for you I’m here for you oh, your secret’s safe with me oh, your secret’s safe with me sometimes I wish that you would scream and yell but you keep it all under lock and key I know you better than you know yourself oh, after all this time, you can’t fool me oh, and if it takes all night I will be right by your side oh, oh we got it. This is gonna be a hit. Oh, oh

sam was gonna tell you. Mom, you’re scaring me. Did something happen? The surrogate had a miscarriage. Molly and tj lost the baby.

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Ava, hey.

Hey, Harris. Oh, I’m glad I caught you. Listen, I, uh–I just want to apologize again for missing dinner last night. I know I told you that I had the night off, but, uh, Gil called me to come in at the last minute to, um, go over the books.

No, it’s, uh–it’s all right. I know it’s hard to make plans when you’re running a restaurant.

Yeah. You don’t know the half of it. But, um, I’ve got a little bit of free time today, so I thought maybe we could sneak away, grab a drink, and, uh– I don’t know, just before the dinner rush starts.

Yeah, I think I can, uh– can make that work. Should I pick you up at your apartment, 5:00?

Yeah, that’s perfect.

[knock at door] OK–ooh. Right, but, um, I’ve got to go now. Somebody is at the door.

No problem. I’ll see you later.


[phone beeps]

[tense music]

We’re, uh, due in court soon.

Court? Oh, my God, I totally forgot.

[dramatic music] How can I leave her now? I can’t think about any of that stuff. No, we’re–we’re gonna have to postpone again. There’s no other way.

Maybe there is. What if I just… drop the case?

What do you mean? Xander, are you being serious?

Sarah, your daughter was taken from you today, and it was unbearable. The last thing I want is to take her away from you again.

Oh, Konstantin. You came here telling us you were from Greece. But the way you watch over us, I think you could very well be an angel, sent from heaven.


Konstantin! What on Earth are you doing?

Hi. It’s me, Theresa. I just wanted to make sure that you got Victoria back to Sarah. If this all blows up, you damn well better keep my name out of it. Nobody can ever find out what I did. You hear me?

[phone beeps]

So… Theresa, what did you do now?

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[dramatic music]

Wait. You’re really willing to drop the custody case?

Sarah, I know I said that I was willing to go to war, and I– well, I meant it at the time, but… our daughter was kidnapped today. During those few hours where she was gone where I thought I might never see her again, it just– well, it really put some things in perspective for me. I never want to go through anything like that again, and… thinking that I might put you through that, I–

Well, that’s the last thing I thought you’d say… Especially because I accused you of taking Victoria and also especially because she was taken on my watch. I thought you’d use that against me.

What? No, Sarah, I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t do that. What happened today wasn’t your fault. I hope you know that. The only one to blame is whoever took our daughter.

Oh, Maggie, I am so sorry. I should not have done that. Please tell me that we can forget this ever happened.

Do you always listen in on people’s private conversations?

I forgot this. Um, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, Theresa, but this is the farthest thing from a secluded hideaway. It’s a pretty public place to have a private conversation.

Well, if you were a gentleman, you would at least have the decency to make your presence known.

[sighs] You just–you just haven’t changed, have you? Just a couple minutes ago, I was trying to convince Alex not to hire you because I was sure that you were gonna do something underhanded to undermine Titan, this company that my grandfather spent his whole life building. But then I thought maybe I was overreacting. Maybe you have changed. And then, literally, I walk in on you admitting to someone that something is gonna blow up in your face. So, Theresa, my God, what is going on? Tell me what you did.

OK, fine. I’ll tell you.

Great. I…slept with Alex.


I have a rather delicate matter I need to discuss. I thought it best not to talk about it at the restaurant.

What’s this delicate matter, Gil? What do you want?

A key.

A key? Right. Oh, you need one to the employee restroom?

It’s not for the restaurant. It’s for the Salem PD evidence room.

Are you kidding? Why?

Apparently, one of our lower-level dealers got arrested last night with a certain amount of product on him. Now, he knows better than to flip, but you know how it goes.

[breathes deeply] Cops start poking around, could broaden the investigation, so the evidence needs to disappear.

So why you coming to me with this? How am I supposed to get it?

From your detective boyfriend, of course.

Sorry. Been waiting long?

No, I just got here myself. I assume you’ve been busy with the, uh–the kidnapping. Any leads on who took Sarah Horton’s baby?

Uh, nothing yet. I was actually gonna put you and Jada on it, but she’s, uh, at Stark’s arraignment this morning.

Yeah, I wish I would have known she was going after the guy alone. I hate that Von Leuschner got the drop on her.

Yeah. You and me both. But Jada’s tough, you know. I actually asked her to take off work this morning, but–

No dice.

Eh, you know Jada.

Anything I can do in the meantime?

Yeah, actually, there is. Uh… yeah, it’s the reason I asked you to lunch. I didn’t want to discuss it down at the station, but, uh… I want you to find out who murdered Li Shin.

Look, EJ had my sister charged with murder. But I don’t believe for a second that she stabbed Li.

I mean, you obviously know your sister better than I do, so… if you believe she’s innocent, I believe you. But isn’t it gonna be a little tricky? Gabi’s prints were the only ones found on the murder weapon, and Li named her as his killer right before he died.

Yeah, I know all that, OK? But you were there. You were at the scene. You saw how much blood was there. I mean, Li was barely conscious. Now, who’s to say he even knew what he was saying when he named my sister? And not to mention the fact that whoever stabbed Li could have been wearing gloves. So that leaves a lot of room for reasonable doubt. There is no reason whatsoever why we can’t continue this investigation on the DL.

Oh, yes, there is.

[light country music]

Are you crazy? You want me to steal Harris’ key to the evidence room?

Just lift it when he’s not looking.

Oh, right, right, and you don’t think he’s gonna notice that it’s missing?

Maybe he will. Maybe he won’t. But that’s not exactly my problem, now, is it? Besides, you could always convince him that he lost it. What? Why are you looking so damn skeptical?

[dramatic music]

Look, I’ve done everything that you’ve asked me to do so far, Gil. But this–look, I can’t involve Harris. I don’t even think this is a good idea. I mean, look, he is a detective. What if he figures out that I’m the one that took it, hmm? That’s gonna lead to all sorts of questions. And then if he starts figuring out what is really going on here, that’s gonna jeopardize the entire operation.

You make a good point.


But I’m still gonna have to go back to Clyde and tell him what I asked you to do and that you refused.

I’ll call Sloan, tell her I’m dropping the suit. No need for Eric to testify.

Wait. You’re really serious about this?

Sarah, I’m completely serious. Honestly, I–

[sighs] I never believed you were an unfit mother. I was just angry that you lied to me about the baby. But… I understand why you did it. I’ve done some terrible things, made some really– really bad decisions. But I know now that I– I can’t fix one bad decision by making another, especially when suing you for custody was never– never really what I wanted.

What is it that you really want?

For the two of us to raise Victoria…together.

I want that too.

Maggie, again, I must apologize. I honestly don’t know what came over me.

There’s no need to apologize. You just made an error in judgment, that’s all. It’s already– it’s already forgotten.

You are so very, very kind. But I’m not sure I deserve that. You just lost your husband, and–and I am trying to take advantage of your grief. What kind of man does that?

Oh. You’re a good man, Konstantin.

No, no, I am disgusted with myself. Not only have I dishonored you, but I have disgraced the memory of your husband. And for that, there is only one way I can make this right. I must leave at once and go back to Greece.

You slept with Alex?

In Greece. Do you remember that night when I wanted to stay with you in your room and you went off on me? Well…


After you left, Alex tried to make me feel better. And he did make me feel better, and we… slept together.

I can’t say that I’m a bit surprised.

Look, I didn’t want anybody to know about this. In fact, Alex and I said that we were gonna keep this between us because he and I are gonna be working together now, and, you know, I don’t really want it out there that I slept with the boss.


[chuckles] Of course not. I can totally understand that.


One thing, though. If you really want to keep this a secret and you don’t want anyone to know what happened, who were you talking to on the phone, then?

I was talking to my cousin Stephanie. I just had to tell someone, you know, and I knew that I could tell her and that she’d keep it between us. And so I told her everything, and that was her just now, asking me about it and wanting to know if I’d told anyone else.

[dramatic music]

OK. So it was just that one time, then? I mean, you and Alex, you are living together, right?

In separate bedrooms. Yeah, it only happened that one time.


Why? Why are you so interested, huh? Jealous?

Konstantin, no, there’s no reason for you to leave. Honestly, I don’t want you to. I like having you here.

[sighs] That is so very kind of you, but…

[sighs] I have had the feeling that, uh, I have worn out my welcome.

You think I’m spending too much time with Konstantin? Where is this coming from?

Well, the man was a stranger before Victor died. Now he’s living with us? And also, all these gifts that he’s showering you with, like–

And what’s wrong with that?

I don’t know, Mom. Like, it’s just starting to feel like maybe he wants something in return from you.

So if you will excuse me, I need to pack.

You want us to raise Victoria together too?

I do. Xander… deep down, I’ve always known that you would just be the most wonderful father, you know? But to–to state the obvious– and I know that you have heard it before. But I was just so upset with you for what you had done. I was furious, actually. And the more that people told me to let go of that anger, the more I just wanted to dig my heels in.

[sighs] I’m stubborn.

Really? I–I never noticed that about you.

Oh, like you’re one to let go of grudges.

Fair point.


I mean, honestly, it’s probably what drew me to you in the first place. I knew you’d be a challenge, knew I’d… truly met my match with you.

I’m the challenge?

Oh, well, call it a draw. I am sorry, Sarah, truly sorry I let it go this far.

I am too.

I don’t know what you’re playing at, Rafe, but you need to drop this immediately. We have made an arrest. And my new DA is prosecuting the case. But if it should get out that the–the brother of the accused is looking for other suspects behind my DA’s back, well, then that will look bad not only for your department but for my office.

Yeah. Madame Mayor, my sincerest apologies. But you, of all people, should understand this. A member of my family has been falsely accused of murder. I need to fix this.

You need to check yourself. That’s what you need to do. No, and are you seriously bringing my personal history into this? Because I don’t think I need to tell you how highly inappropriate that is. You work for me, Commissioner.

Of course. I’m sorry.

[sighs] Now, look, I like you, Rafe. And more than that, I feel for you. But if you don’t drop this, then I’ll just be forced to hire a new commissioner, one who can take orders. Now, I’ve already taken a risk by hiring Commander Michaels at your suggestion, but I don’t want to have to fire the both of you for going behind my back, especially when there’s a new case that needs your attention.

What is it?

Oh, there’s been an increase in drug trafficking recently, and I hear that there’s a new cartel that may be setting up shop somewhere in town. Now, I need both of you– both of you–to focus all your energies on finding out who’s behind it.

[tense music]

And let me tell you, honey, Clyde’s not gonna be happy to hear that I didn’t get that key.

But I thought we just agreed. We don’t want to give Harris any reason to start asking questions.

You’re right. We don’t. But I don’t know if Clyde will see it that way. And of course, it’s my neck on the line. So I’m not gonna have a choice but to tell him that I asked you to get the key and that you refused. And who knows how he’s gonna react? I mean, he–he could be mellow, or, uh, he could ask me to pull the trigger on your son. Although… I might be persuaded not to mention your disobedience to Clyde. That is, uh, if you do a little something for me in return.

Jealous? Jealous of you– you being with Alex? No. No, Theresa, I’m not. My only reaction is that it’s not gonna last between the two of you, I mean, you, given who you are, and he, given who he is. But no, no jealousy.

[sighs] Why would I be?

Mm? You tell me.

[dramatic music]

Everything all right in here?

If this all blows up, you damn well better keep my name out of it.

No one’s going to hear it from me.

[scoffs] Idiot. You get that crazy woman to kidnap the baby so you can get into Maggie’s daughter’s good graces, and then you ruin it all by kissing Maggie. Why would you take such a risk? Although…

[chuckles] It is still possible that this gamble will pay off.


So how is my gran– oh, I’m sorry. Am I interrupting?

No, no. No, no, you’re not.

I just wanted to see how our little angel was doing.

She’s–she’s great. Uh, never better, actually, because, um… Xander and I have decided to drop the custody case.

What? Are you serious?

Yes, we are.

Yeah, it just– after everything that happened, we– we decided that we should work things out amicably.

Oh, my goodness. Oh, that’s wonderful news. Oh, sweetheart. I–that’s just what I wanted for the both of you. I’m just sorry it took a kidnapping to make it happen.

Yeah, I think we would have preferred to skip that part too.


But it did wake us up, because… all that matters is that Victoria is safe and sound… and home where she belongs, thanks to Konstantin. And there he is. Perfect timing, by the way. We were just talking about you and how grateful we are to you.

Well, that is very kind. I have come to say goodbye. I am leaving Salem.

[light country music]

I’d be happy to lead an investigation into the recent arrests. Last thing that Salem needs is more drugs on our streets.

On that, we agree. OK, um, I’ll be back in touch with you later in the week.

Sounds good.

And, Rafe, this is the last time that I hope I hear about this case against your sister, because I’ve given my final word on the subject.



Yeah. Sorry about that.

No, no. No. She’s right. What I asked you to do was completely against protocol.

That may be. But I feel for you, Rafe. And if you want me to pursue other suspects in Li’s death, I will.

You’re a very attractive woman. You know that? I see you, sashaying around the restaurant. You do that on purpose. I can tell you like the, uh– the attention, right?

OK. That is some craziness right there. I don’t sashay around, and I am not there for your pleasure.

Oh, but you’re there for the good detective’s, right?

Oh, my God, will you just shut up about him?

Oh, yeah, yeah, you got to– you got to defend him.

OK, you know what? Just stop it, Gil. Just stop it right now. Hey!

I don’t think you understand what I’m saying. This is not optional.

Stop it!


Listen to me, Ava. This doesn’t have to be unpleasant, OK? You and I, we are so alike. This could be really good if you just give us a chance.


[breathing heavily] OK, OK. You know what? I haven’t thought about it like that.

[dramatic music] Maybe you’re right. You know, maybe we do have more in common than I thought.

Yeah. That’s right. That’s right, baby.

OK. Maybe we can be, uh… more than just business associates.

Exactly. Exactly. Yeah, we can, uh– we can combine business and pleasure, huh? And you know what they say. All work and no play makes Gil a dull boy.

[grunts] You sick bastard. Who’s playing now?

What the hell do you think you’re doing?

Thought it was pretty obvious. I’m making sure that you don’t rape me.

Rape you? What the hell do you think you’re–hey. Hey, I’m not a rapist, OK?

OK. Let me clarify something for you here, Gilly. When you say to a woman that sex with you isn’t optional and then you rip her blouse while she’s trying to run away from you, you are a rapist.

[dramatic music]

Pathetic. So, what, you’re gonna– you’re gonna shoot me now?

I don’t know. Depends on whether you make a move. Why don’t you go ahead? Try me. Test me. See how much I want to blow you away.

You don’t want to do that.

You so sure about that?

Yeah. Yeah, because if you shoot me… your son is dead.

Well, thanks for the offer, Harris. But I can’t ask you to jeopardize your job. Now, if I were to give up my position for my sister, then I’d be happy to pay the price. But not you, OK? I sure as hell can’t jeopardize the entire department.

So what are you gonna do?

Well, I do have a lot of faith in Belle Brady. So, uh, I’m just gonna have to believe in her. I mean, she is more than a capable lawyer, and she has gone up against EJ before, so just gonna have to have faith that she can beat him at his own game.

All right. But if you do change your mind, just say the word.

Oh, thanks, Harris. I appreciate that. But Mayor Price is right. She’s right. It wouldn’t look good if I went behind EJ’s back.

Probably a good call.

And she’s also right about the recent uptick in drugs on the streets of Salem. I mean, we arrested a dealer last night. I’ve got the feeling that there are more out there. So, uh, yeah, you should get on that, start investigating that.

Consider it done.

All right.

Look, Rafe, um, I know you took a chance when you hired me. And I’m gonna do whatever it takes to earn this position.

[light country music]

Uh, yeah. Everything’s fine.

Good, because we need to talk strategy.

Strategy? What about?

Bringing Basic Black under the Titan umbrella. This is huge for us. I want to make sure that we time the rollout perfectly, so–

OK, yes, yes, yes. We–we do need to do that. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it right now. I’m due in court.

What do you mean you’re due in court? For what?

It’s for Sarah. Um, Justin has asked me to testify on her behalf in Xander’s custody case.

Really? Why you?

Well, among his many transgressions, he also led me to believe that my baby was dead. So a guy like that I don’t think is fit to be a parent.

Yeah, but–

Yeah, but what?

Well, I mean, didn’t Sarah do to Xander the same thing Xander did to you? I mean, if Chloe never accidentally found out the truth, Xander would have never known he had a daughter. He would have lost out on something that was rightfully his.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, that would have been terrible.

[dramatic music]

You’re leaving? Why?

I believe the time has come for me to go.

I tried to convince him to stay, but–

But I told her she has been far too generous already.

[sighs] Well, I must be going.

No, wait, wait. Before any of this happened today, my mom said that she was planning on asking you to stay through Christmas. And, well, actually, I told her that I didn’t think it was a very good idea.

[chuckles] I see. Well, then it is good that I am going.

No, no, no, I’m– I said that because I was– well, I was worried that she was getting too dependent on you.

Which is so silly, of course, since I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself.

I know. I do know that, Mom.


But the truth is, we all depended on you today, and you came through.

You certainly did.

And, you know, seeing as you put yourself at risk for our family, I think asking you to stay for Christmas is really the least we could do.

I completely agree with Sarah. That is, unless you have to get back to Greece to, uh– to your family.

No, there is no reason for me to hurry back. I would be ever so grateful to have the opportunity to stay with you.

Well, that is wonderful. We’re happy to have you.

And I am so very happy to know that… I will be spending the holidays with all of you. And with Victor gone, you are practically the only family I have.

So it’s settled.

Yes, it is. I suppose I must unpack.

OK. Yeah, thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it. Well, looks like I will have time to strategize after all. Justin, uh, said he doesn’t need me to testify today.

What happened?

Apparently Xander just, uh, dropped the custody case.


Why–why would he do that?

It wasn’t for a very good reason. Um, you’re not gonna believe this, but apparently, their baby was kidnapped today.


Yeah, but she was found safe and sound.

Oh, thank God.

Yeah, thank God.

That’s insane. I mean, what kind of wacko maniac steals a newborn baby? Did they at least catch the guy?

No, no. Whoever it was got away.

Man, I hope when they find him, they nail his ass to the wall.


[dramatic music]

[sighs] That worked out perfectly.

[knock at door] Oh, come in, come in.

Are you making yourself at home, I hope?

Yes, I am. But–

But? But what?

Well, uh, I am very happy to stay with you through Christmas, as I said. But I am not so sure that this is what you want, Maggie. Perhaps your daughter might have put you on the spot?

No, not at all. I’m delighted you’re here, Konstantin, and that you’re staying. Mm.


Well, I just got off the phone with Justin. Needless to say, he was surprised.

I’ll bet. Well, I’m glad that we managed to convince Konstantin to stay.

Yeah. I mean, I know there’s bad blood between us, but… after what he did for our daughter today, we–we definitely owe him.

[baby whimpers]

Speaking of our daughter, sounds like someone needs a little attention. Actually, um, would you like to do the honors?


Yeah, of course. I mean, I know you held her when she was born, but… wouldn’t you like to get a little better acquainted?

Oh, I do, yeah. Hi. Hey. Hey, beautiful Victoria. Hello. Oh. Hi. I’m your dad. And I’m so looking forward to getting to know you. But I already love you with all my heart.

[baby cooing]

[tense music]

I mean it, Gil. Stop it right there, or I will end you.

I don’t think you will.


Hey, Ava. It’s Harris. I know I’m a little early.

[gunshot] Ava! Ava!

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B&B Transcript Monday, November 20, 2023

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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Thank you. Well, uh, I’m pretty sure I know why you called this meeting. Lack of funds for hope for the future and everything being filed into my dad’s line.

Zende: I’m happy for him, that’s great for granddad.

Ridge: Really? But you don’t look happy.

Zende: I am not thrilled about hope for the future being benched, but I understand the reasons.

Ridge: Okay.

Zende: What I don’t understand is why I’m being benched in favor of rj?

Rj: It’s cute how nervous you were last night.

Luna: Anyone would be. Meeting steffy forrester, I mean, the steffy forrester.

Rj: Oh, the– the steffy forrester.

Luna: No, I mean, she’s like my role model, a legend. Thankfully, a very friendly, down to earth one. She made me feel right at home.

Rj: Yeah, because she liked you. You’re very likable, you know?

Luna: You think?

Rj: Oh, yeah.

Luna: I hope so. I mean, I really wanted to make a good first impression.

Rj: You did. You made– you made a great first impression, I’m not gonna lie. She was impressed. But she’s not half as impressed with you as I am.

Sheila: Thank you so very much and we’ll see you again. Welcome to il giardino. My name is sheila.

Bill: Yeah, I know exactly what you are. This whole act you got going here ain’t fooling anyone.

Sheila: [ Laughs ] I– I don’t know whether to be surprised or impressed. A lot of people are boycotting since I came back to work, but not you, bill? You must love the pizza.

Bill: I’m not here to eat.

Sheila: I’d start you with a cocktail, but clearly, you’ve had a few.

Bill: I’m here to put you on notice. Stay away. You will stay away from us. Especially steffy and finn.

Rj: I don’t see why you’re so worried about steffy. Look, she’s– come on, she’s married to your cousin, so she has to like you. She’s obligated.

Luna: No, no, no, in-laws are historically problematic. Like, being finn’s cousin might have worked against me.

Rj: Okay. That’s fair. But when you walked in, you definitely had a secret advantage.

Luna: What?

Rj: Well, my sister took one look at how important you’ve become to me and that just sealed the deal right there.

Luna: You’ve become pretty important to me too.

Rj: I just had a great idea. Did you just watch me have a great idea? Because I have a great idea. I know how we can celebrate the success of last night’s dinner.

Luna: Oh, that sounds fun.How so?

Rj: By having lunch right now. Let’s go, come on. Oh, wait, sorry. Are you available?

Luna: I really want to, but rain check, okay?

Rj: Mm-hmm. I, um– I have plans to meet my mom today.

Sheila: Don’t you have companies to buy and sell? You know, crush the little people?

Bill: What do you think I’m doing here?

Sheila: And yet, I still stand. I am curious, though. Why the vested interest in my relationship with my son?

Bill: I couldn’t care less, quite frankly. Not that I want to see anybody suffer at your hands, but it’s my granddaughter I’m concerned about.

Sheila: Kelly?

Bill: Yeah, kelly. My son’s daughter. I don’t want her mixed up in whatever scheme you got cooking up in that twisted brain of yours.

Sheila: See, the only thing I am cooking up these days, pizza and masalas. And to be more exact, I’m delivering those. And in case you didn’t hear, I saved kelly’s life.

[ Bill scoffing ]

Bill: Oh, yeah, how convenient. You just happened to be there. Stalking your son and my granddaughter. You probably lured her into the ocean with some candy.

Sheila: Oh, my gosh. The gratitude is overwhelming.

Bill: I’ll have gratitude when you’re back in prison. You had something on that judge. You paid him off.

Sheila: Something you’d know a lot about, huh, bill? So, can I get you anything? I hear the meatballs are to die for.

Zende: It feels like I’m being forgotten.

Ridge: How do you even say that? You’re a very important part of the hope for the future team. I don’t know what else to tell you.

Zende: A line we’re not even posting on right now. And honestly, ridge, even when we are, I report to the lead designer, your son. When the opportunity to work with granddad came up, was I even considered or did it just automatically go to your other son? I’m talented. I’ve proven myself and yet, I’m passed over?

Ridge: It may seem that way right now, but listen, this industry is– is always–

Zende: I grew up in the industry too. With extremely successful and talented designers for parents. I am your sister’s son. I don’t know, ridge, maybe that’s the issue. I’m her son, not yours. It feels like you are willing to push aside every other member of this family as long as your kids get to shine.

Rj: Lunch with your mom? That’s great.

Luna: Thank you for being understanding. I– I promise I won’t be out too long.

Rj: What? No, no. Take your time. Seriously. It’s not like we clock in and out around here. No one’ll notice.

Luna: Are you sure?

Rj: Yeah, of course. No, you told me she’s not in town a lot, you’re excited to see her and you should spend as much time as you can with her. Honestly, I was lucky that I got to meet her. She’s– she was a sweetheart. She seems like someone cool to hang out with, too.

Luna: You want to know something?

Rj: What?

Luna: Ever since I was little, sleepovers were always at my house. And all of my friends wish that their moms were as chill as mine.

Rj: Sounds fun.

Luna: Yeah. I had a really fun childhood. I mean, would I have liked a little more structure? Maybe, but I’m not really complaining. I appreciate how free-spirited my mom is.

Rj: Complete opposite of your aunt.

Luna: Oh, shoot, I am so much later than I thought. I have to get going.

Rj: Go. Go, go, go. Just– just say hi for me.

Luna: Will do.

[ Both chuckling ] Luna nozawa, clocking out.

[ Both laughing ]

Ridge: No one’s doubting your talents, zende.

Zende: You’re just, uh, choosing not to tap into it? Seriously, why is rj working with granddad and not me?

Ridge: Dad is dying?

Zende: It’s insulting.

Ridge: How long does he have, do we know? How long does he have? Dying. Dying.

Zende: Rj literally has zero design experience. For you to pick him and not me–

Ridge: I didn’t pick him. My dad picked him. And everything– everything, the way it’s being handled, is the way my dad wants it.

Sheila: Okay, so you came to put me on notice. Message received. But you don’t need to come to harass me at my place of work, when I’m just trying to lead a normal, simple, good life.

Bill: You do understand that being a waitress isn’t going to cleanse your soul or make you wholesome?

Sheila: Why are you really here, dollar bill? Did you miss me?

Bill: Like food poisoning. How deacon could–

Sheila: Oh, wait, wait, wait, that’s it, that’s it. That’s why you’re here. You found out about my relationship with deacon and you wanted to see for yourself?

Bill: You actually believe you could have a long lasting relationship with deacon? For that matter, that any man could ever commit to you?

Sheila: Yeah. We’re taking it slow and we’re gonna see what happens. But things are going really well. And– and I’m happy. And that bothers you, doesn’t it? Especially since things didn’t work out with katie the way that you were hoping, from what I hear. But you know what? You should– you should use this as a positive moment, you know? A– look at it as a time where you can put yourself out there, because from everything you ever told me, you never ever had a problem doing that. So, maybe this is just a– a blessing in disguise.

Luna: Hi, mom.

Poppy: Hi.

Luna: Hi. Hi.

Poppy: How are you, sweetie?

Luna: I’m sorry I kept you waiting.

Poppy: Oh, you’re a hard working forrester intern. I understand. So, how’s it going?

Luna: Mom, I have literally never been happier.

Poppy: Hm. Because you’re working in the fashion industry or because of that handsome young man who also works there.

Zende: Granddad has been one of my biggest supporters from the moment I put pencil to paper years ago. I don’t buy for a second that he would choose to work with rj instead of me.

Ridge: Try not to let it get to you.

Zende: Are you sure you just didn’t convince him that your wayward son needs some direction? Hey, why not toss him a couture line?

Ridge: I didn’t pick rj. My dad did.

Rj: Hey, zende. He’s– he’s right. Granddad reached out to me to help him design.

Sheila: But deacon has taken a liking to me and I to him. He makes me feel worthy of a– of a fresh start and he’s helping me. He’s keeping me on the straight and narrow. Hello? Oh. I get it, of course. You’ve always had an eye for beautiful women. And you’re staring. You just can’t help yourself. So, I am going to let you enjoy the view because you have also pointed out so thoroughly that I have tables to tend to. But let me know if you need anything.

Bill: I need you to disappear, leave town and never come back. And stay the hell away from my family.

Poppy: So, how was dinner with finn?

Luna: It was awesome. It was so good to see my cousin again. And he and his wife were so welcoming.

Poppy: Good. You and finn always did have a special connection.

Luna: And oh, my god. Steffy is even more beautiful in person, it’s crazy.

Poppy: Were you nervous to meet her?

Luna: Oh, I was so nervous. Mom, I don’t think you quite understand how much of a superstar she is in this industry.

Poppy: Oh, no, I get it. I’ve seen her on the cover of those magazines you read.

Luna: No, but you know what the best part is? She is literally so nice. Like there’s nothing arrogant about her, even though she’s this huge fashion icon. I don’t know, I’ve just– I’ve been having a lot of fun getting to know the forrester family. I just– I really admire how loving and close everyone is.

Poppy: Unlike our family?

Luna: No, no, no. I don’t mean it like that. I mean, you’ve been such a great mom to me. Look how close we are. But, you know, I was– I was raised differently. Not in terms of like money, but in terms of people, like having a community. It’s always just been the two of us. And look, I don’t– I don’t want you to think that you were a bad mom, but… sometimes, when I look at rj, it like, makes me realize how lucky he’s been.

Rj: Hey, listen. Zende, I can understand why this seems a little bit strange.

Zende: Strange? Woo, there’s an understatement. Rj, this is beyond strange. It’s offensive. Not only is hope for the future being put on the back burner, which is fine, it happens, I’m a designer at this firm. You’re not. You’ve actually gone out of your way to avoid being a part of all this. So, for you to suddenly be in the spotlight? I– I’m sorry, guys. Am I missing something here?

Ridge: I’m sure my dad had his reasons for what he did and it’s all gonna become clear.

Zende: Clear. I think it’s pretty clear, ridge. The offspring of the mighty ridge forrester get whatever they want, and the rest of us, we got to fend for ourselves.

Ridge: “The rest of us?” What does that mean, exactly? You think this is what thomas wants? Hope for the future on the back burner? Probably not. We had a competition. I lost. This is the world we live in now. My dad is pushing his line and we’re gonna respect that. And we’re gonna support him. That means all of us. Even those who feel slighted.

Zende: This is not about me being slighted.

Ridge: No?

Zende: No. No, it’s not! I love granddad. I support him. He’s taught me everything I know. This is not about respecting him. But this decision to have rj by his side, rj, who has never designed a thing in his life? Who’s been more interested in putting up content and his likes and his followers than he’s ever been in the art of fashion? But let’s pass the torch down anyway. I mean, why should experience matter if the golden child is available? The anointed one. The only son of brooke and ridge forrester.

Poppy: I think the lasagna looks good.

Luna: Lasagna? I want more of like a pasta.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Poppy: So, tell me more about last night.

Poppy: Ah, well, the food was delicious, and you might think that they have like, a live-in chef, right? But no, they order take out just like everyone else. Well, obviously, the best part was getting to see finn. I mean, it’s been such a long time, but that connection that you mentioned, it was definitely still there. As strong as ever. Yeah, it’s just– it’s really sad that aunt li did everything she could to keep us apart.

Poppy: It is. And I wish things could have been different. But my sister is who she is. She has a difficult personality. It drives people away. People who love her.

Bill: Uh, excuse me.

Poppy: Yes?

Bill: I couldn’t help but notice you from across the restaurant.

Poppy: That’s sweet, but I’m having lunch with my daughter.

Bill: Oh, no, no, no. I’m not, uh– you– you just look really familiar to me. Do we know each other?

Ridge: Hey, zende, you know this is not about me propping up my kids. It’s not a conspiracy.

>Zende: All right, yeah, it just happens that thomas is the lead designer of hope for the future, and rj gets plucked out of nowhere to partner up with grandad.

Ridge: What are you doing? This is us. We’re a family. It’s a family business.

Zende: It’s a family business that rj never wanted to be a part of. He was too wrapped up in his online presence. Being an influencer. Being influential. Getting his validation from his likes and his followers. Jet setting around the world. Isn’t that what you wanted?

Rj: Yeah, but then, now I– I want to do–

Zende: Do what? This? You just want to do this. You want to just come in here and be a fashion designer. Working with my granddad on his couture line, huh?

Rj: He’s my granddad too, zende.

Zende: Right, right. But you’re not being lost in the shuffle, I am. It is not my fault that my mother is no longer part of the family business. She’s not here to lobby for me. To stick up for me like your dad does for you. So, I gotta stick up for myself. And that is exactly what I intend to do.

Rj: Zende.

Ridge: Don’t let him get to you.

Rj: Dad, maybe it’s just time to tell him. Maybe it’s time to tell everybody.

Ridge: I don’t think so. I told steffy, then thomas, and I just, um– I don’t think it was right. Dad wants to play this his way. I gotta respect that.

Rj: I respect that too, but if zende’s gonna act like this–

Ridge: He’ll understand.

Rj: When? When is he gonna understand? When granddad’s already passed on? And then he’s gonna realize that this massive chip on his shoulder was completely misguided? That’s not fair him. That’s not fair at all.

Ridge: None of this is fair, son.

Rj: We shouldn’t be losing him. He has a lot to teach us. I’m not ready for this. I can’t do this, dad. I’m not ready to have my last conversation with him. I’m not– I’m not ready to– to say goodbye to him. I’m not ready for him to die. This isn’t–

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[ Knock on door ]

Laura: Come in.

Jordan: Burning the midnight oil, Mayor?

Laura: Jordan, come in, please. [Chuckles]

We have so much to catch up on, don’t we? Sit down, please. Oh, thank you. Oh, by the way, thank you for attending the town hall meeting for the dockworkers for me. Oh, it was my pleasure. They’re very hard-working citizens that deserve to be heard. Now, I forwarded you a few emails regarding pay increases for some staff members I need you to approve. Yes, I saw it. Thank you. And there are a few issues that came up while you were gone that we need to discuss. Before we get into all of that, I have a question for you. Would you like your position as deputy mayor to be a permanent one? Felicia: I just spoke with your insurance company and resolved the dispute regarding your policy. Your insurance will cover the mri. They’re emailing the approval over as we speak. Thank you for helping me. You’re very welcome. Did mac send you to spy on me? Here on my own. Oh. Well, perfect timing. I’m due for a break. What brings you by? I need your help. I’m glad you’re here. Come in. You need to see this for yourself. Oh, wow. Yeah. Okay. I may have gone overboard. You think? You’re lucky I don’t have allergies. These all arrived within the past hour. This smell is all the way out into the hallway, josslyn. Yeah. Well, I mean, don’t get me wrong. They’re beautiful, but unfortunately, trina isn’t here to see them. How are you doing down here, son? Not too bad, dad. You got dinner smelling good in there. It’ll be ready in about a half an hour. Good, ’cause I have worked up quite the appetite. You increased your reps twice this week. You’re not pushing yourself too hard, are you?

[ Exhales sharply ] You want to take this one? Where’s mom? Well, she’s taking her chief of staff job seriously, so she’s working late. Dinner’s almost ready. Give me a half-hour, I’ll have the table set. It smells great, but I’m not hungry. I’m going to my room. Trina? Honey, you want to tell me what’s going on? No. You know we didn’t have to come here to see my mom. We could have just called her. Just come inside. Let’s go.

[ Mid-tempo music playing ] Hey, guys! Where are the kids? Melanie is watching them for us. Date night? Okay. What do you want? Chili? Burgers? Well, willow actually insisted that we come by to see you. Said you have something to tell me. So, what’s, uh — what’s going on, mom? Oh. Nina offered to sell me back my half of the metro court. Nina: Hey, trish. Trish: Hi. You know, we have a large party coming in tomorrow night. Can you just make sure that they get two bottles of our best red wine? Will do. Okay. Thank you so much. Great. Hey. Hi, handsome. Hi. Thank you for breaking away to have a late dinner with me. Grab us two menus. Of course. Thank you. I thought I’d take full advantage of the metro court while you’re still co-owner. Why did you decide to sell your half back to carly? Yeah, I need everything from the charlotte cassadine shooting on halloween night. Yeah, csi reports, pictures, police officer statements from the scene, forensic evidence, everything. I want it all. Thank you.

[ Knock on door ] Yeah? Excuse me, detective. There’s a guy out here demanding to see you. He says it’s urgent. Who is it? Dr. Gatlin-holt? Yeah, send him in. I’m here to give you what you want.

Before you answer, let me just thank you for helping me and also thank you for your service to the city of port charles. You really did an excellent job while I was away looking for my son. And since I’ve been back, too. I just feel… I feel bad that you had to step in for me. Oh, well, you had some crazy circumstances thrown at you. Your granddaughter was shot and your son was missing. I would have done the same thing. How is charlotte? Physically, she’s on the mend, but emotionally, I think it’s going to take a little while for us to figure out what is really going on with her. Which is actually why I was hoping that maybe you’d want to stay on as deputy mayor. There’s no one I trust more. Well, I appreciate the vote of confidence, but this isn’t an easy decision to make. As you know, I’ve spent my life in law enforcement, and I feel that there’s still a lot of good I can do for the community.

[ Knock on door ] I’m so sorry, jordan. Come in! Does the mayor have a moment for her brother? Please have a seat. I got to say, I expected to see you here. Really? I’m completely shocked that I’m here. But now that I am here, I guess maybe we could just get this over with as quick as we can. That would be great. Sure. So you’re ready to name the person you’re working for and testify against him? Oh, no, no, no, I didn’t say anything about testifying. You need to keep my name out of this. I need complete anonymity, detective. Look, I don’t know what you think this is, but I’m not the invader. I’m not a journalist for the invader. You’re already being looked at as a person of interest in the kidnapping of ava jerome. And now you’re the one that they’re looking at as possibly killing gordon stevens. I didn’t kill gordon stevens. Okay, so… this keeps going the way it’s going, you’re gonna be considered an official suspect. So if you want to produce something in exchange for leniency, now is the time.

[ Recorder beeps ] What did you want my help with? Is it anna? Pretty as well as smart. Yeah. Have you heard from her? Well, we spoke briefly on the phone, and I’ve been sending her texts to check in. And she always responds, but we haven’t actually talked since anna shot charlotte cassadine. Well, you’ve had more contact than I’ve had. She hasn’t responded to any of my calls. I get this wacky text here — “reach out when I can.” I mean, if I didn’t know better, I’d say she was hiding from me. I’m pretty sure she is. I’m sorry. I didn’t — I didn’t mean to be rude. It’s okay, honey. If there’s something bothering you, we both just want to help if we can. I know that. Come on, sit down. Whatever it is, maybe me and your father can help you iron it out. I appreciate that, but I know how you two feel about spencer, so I’m just gonna deal with it myself. Well, I will stay open-minded. Yeah. Me too. It was you, sonny. You’re the one who advised against me holding on to my half of the hotel. Yeah, I know, but that was months ago. Since then, you know, I’ve watched you, and you’ve proven me wrong. You’ve tackled every obstacle and challenge that has been thrown your way. And now the metro court is doing good and the business is booming. Yeah, I’d like to think that I helped with that.

[ Chuckles ] Right. And you and olivia are doing great. I know in the beginning she was tough, but you won her over, and in my experience, that’s not easy to do. No, you’re not kidding. So you’re enjoying running the day-to-day at the hotel. Carly’s settled in at kelly’s, right? Mm-hmm. So we’re all getting along. At least co-existing. So, why would you — why would you want to rock the boat and sell your half to carly? Isn’t it exciting, michael?

[ Chuckles ] Michael: I’m trying to protect my family from you! See, my father is happy right now, so I’m not gonna take that away from him. I’m sure he’ll be happy until he finds out the kind of woman that you really are. I love sonny. I don’t care. I’m not risking my family. You will only see them when I say that it is okay to see them. And you’re gonna do something else for me, too. You’re gonna sell my mother her half of the metro court back. Yeah. Yeah. Wow. Mom, um, when did nina decide she wanted to sell you back her half of the hotel? She stopped by here this morning on her way to work, and that’s when she made the offer. Um, tell me about this offer.

[ Sniffing ] Yeah, it smells like a flower shop or a funeral. I’m not sure which. Really? I don’t think so. You should probably take some of these and donate them at gh. Okay, so, scale of one to ten, how mad at me is trina? Eleven! Okay. Spencer, speaking for myself, if dex threw down with me and told me not to ask him to choose between me and someone else because I wouldn’t like the answer —

[Exhales sharply] Hate to break it to you — it seems like a red flag and possibly a relationship ender. Marshall: That boy gave you an ultimatum? Pop — look, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. We said we’d be neutral. Sorry. But now you understand why I am so frustrated with him.

[ Cellphone chiming ]

[ Sighs ] And not to mention, he keeps blowing up my phone with text messages and phone calls. I know I need to respond. I just — I don’t know what to say.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Stop texting me, spencer. Trina, I have never seen you so upset with spencer.

[ Sighs ] Look, I know I haven’t been your dad that long, but may I offer you some unsolicited parental advice? As long as it’s not just to tell me to talk to spencer again. But, see, that’s exactly what you’ll need to do. But first you need to figure out for yourself what you want to discuss with him. You see, I believe in any romantic relationship, you have to be very clear about what you want and what you’re willing to put up with. So, if you’re willing to do the hard work with your feelings, I think your grandfather and I could — we could help you figure some things out.

[Coughing] Copd hasn’t been pretty.

[ Recorder beeps ] I will give you the name of mason’s boss. I will. I-I’ll do that. As soon as there’s a deal in place. What kind of deal are you talking about? A deal that — a deal that guarantees my freedom. Immunity from prosecution. And I’m not gonna set foot in a courtroom and testify against anybody. Look, doc, you’re just not in a position to negotiate right now, so… dante, I don’T… …I guess this conversation is over. …Think that you really… you can see yourself out. …Understand the risk that I took coming here.

[ Sighs ] If my boss finds out that I’m here before you get a chance to bring him into custody, I’m a dead man. Deputy mayor ashford, it’s good to see you. You’re looking well. Mm. Congratulations on your hardship release from prison. Not many people who’ve done what you have are given yet another chance to become a productive citizen. And I am grateful for the opportunity. It’s why I came by this evening. I wanted to share news with my sister. About what? I found gainful employment. Really? Doing what? Washing dishes at the port charles grill. Why would anna be hiding from me? I mean, she can’t possibly think I’m gonna prosecute her for the cassadine shooting. I think it’s the opposite. Anna probably feels like you may come under scrutiny if you don’t prosecute her.

[ Sighs ] Everyone knows the history you two share.

[ Scoffs ] It’s a hell of a time to be thinking about my reputation. Well, maybe it’s even simpler. Maybe anna knows that she got herself into this situation and it’s on her and her alone to get herself out. How do I figure out what I want? Maybe we start by ruling out a few things first. Trina, do you want to break up with spencer? No, of course not. See? There it is. Sometimes we figure out what we want by knowing what we don’t want. And from what you’ve told us, you don’t want spencer, esme, and ace living together, either. It’s at least better now that kevin and laura are back in town. But, yes, in a perfect world, spencer would not share a home with esme and ace. Why is that? Because…

[ Breathes deeply ] Because… spencer is ace’s brother. He’s not his dad. You know, I spoke with laura when she got back from europe, and she received confirmation that nikolas is alive, and by his own free will, he’s choosing to stay away from port charles and being an active father in spencer and ace’s lives. So, can you blame spencer for wanting to play a role in his brother’s life? Yes! This whole thing is just so messy. I mean, esme is — is spencer’s ex-girlfriend, and I know she doesn’t remember that part of her life, but I do, and — and there’s still that history of them being a couple together. And now they’re taking parenting classes together, they’re living together, and I’m just not comfortable with it. I’ve been patient and I’ve been understanding and I’ve reached my limit. I’m done. That’s something you’re gonna have to tell spencer. I know that I blew it. I — I lost my temper. Yeah, well, you have a tendency to do that. I threw down an ultimatum, and, look, I don’t want to have to carry that out. Well, you raised an important question. If you had to choose, would you rather be with trina or live with esme and ace? I don’t know. I don’t know. I guess I was fooling myself to think that this scenario could continue on like this for forever. Type 2 diabetes? Discover the ozempic tri-zone.

I have another question for you. But since I also got a late start at being your granddad, let me give you a brief history on myself. Your grandmother, irene — she wasn’t my first girlfriend, but she was my first love. In fact, that buttermilk cornbread baking in the oven — that’s her secret recipe. I’ll teach it to you sometime.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t even know how to make the cornbread. I loved irene. I loved her with all my heart and soul. For the longest time, I thought that she would be my only romantic love. That is, until I met epiphany johnson. May she rest in peace. I’m sorry you lost epiphany. Thank you. Trina, is spencer the first boy you’ve been in love with? Yeah. For the most part. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Those answers don’t seem to go together. You care to explain what you mean? Joss has been my best friend since junior high, and when she got involved with oscar, our friend group solidified around joss and oscar and me and cameron. And when oscar got diagnosed with cancer… mm. …And eventually died, um, things got really intense and emotional. I’m sorry you lost your friend to cancer. It was hard. But cam and i spent a lot of time being joss’s support system, helping her deal with the loss of oscar. And [Chuckles] If I’m being honest, I had really strong feelings for cam. You did? Yeah. But that was a long time ago, and what I felt for cam is nothing like how I feel for spencer. He’s the real deal. And I thought that he was gonna be my future, but… but what? But I think I might have been wrong. Your situation with ace, esme, and trina can’t continue. That’s obvious. I love trina so much. The more time that we spend together, the deeper the connection I feel with her. She’s so smart. She’s so… she’s so passionate. She’s so real. She’s a beautiful person, and I’d never want to hurt her, josslyn. And I would never want to give her up. Then maybe that’s your answer. Okay. Okay. But she’s also an adult. She is responsible, and she is capable I mean…she survived my uncle victor and all the crazy that happened while we were in greenland together. Ace is a baby. His father abandoned him. And I know what that feels like. And while I don’t think that esme is a bad person — anymore — I don’t think that she would be able to give ace the kind of life that he deserves on her own. What do you mean? Like financially? Like financially and emotionally and just, like, the overall general support that ace is going to need growing up. Mm-hmm. That’s fair. I just know in my heart that my little brother needs me. And isn’t what a baby needs more important? So then while I was getting nina’s to-go order ready, I noticed she was having a very intense conversation with martin gray out front. But then drew showed up and surprised me and I got a little distracted. It is so great having him home. It is. It feels so good knowing he’s not in danger anymore and he’s back home where he belongs. You know, it just makes me so happy. Then drew left and I brought nina her order to her and that’s when she offered to sell me back my half of the metro court. Do you think that her selling her half of the metro court back to you was what she was talking about with martin? Well, she did say what she was discussing with martin concerned me. That’s when she presented the offer. And that’s when willow arrived. I knew the second I heard about it that it was the perfect way to heal our family. You know, sonny, I recently got some really great advice. Instead of making enemies, I should start making more friends. And you thought you would start with carly? No, it’s —

[ Laughs ] It’s not like I’m deceiving myself into thinking that, you know, carly and i will ever be friends. It’s not that. It’s just we — we have a lot of people in common, people that — that we love. And we should stop clawing at each other, you know, and continuing this armed truce of gritting our teeth and waiting to take the other one down. I couldn’t agree more. Yeah. I just think it’s better for everyone if we — if we left the past in the past, right? And the best way that I can do that is to sell carly back her half of the hotel. You know how independent anna is, robert. To a fault. As much as you want to fix this for her, she’s the one who shot charlotte. She needs to find her own way to deal with this and move past it. I hope she’s not avoiding me because of valentin cassadine. Valentin? Yeah. I-I never trusted the guy. Any cassadine, for that matter. I mean, I told her over and over again that this relationship she had with him would end in disaster. And here we are. Mind you, nobody could have predicted a disaster quite like this one.

[ Sighs ] I just hope she doesn’t think that I’m gonna say “I told you so.” Anna knows you better than that. Look, man, there isn’t gonna be a deal until you give us your boss’s name. Alright, you don’t want to testify, that’s fine, but you got to give us some other evidence, documents, records, something… okay. …That we can use… yes. That’ll get mason to flip on this guy or something that we can use in court that proves your boss’s guilt. Okay. I can do that. I can — I can do that. Great. You do that, and I’ll talk to the da about a deal. Okay. Uh, yeah. I know you don’t like me, dante. I-I get it. I can — I mean, I can see why. But I’m not a bad guy. I’m just a guy who’s been coerced into doing a lot of things that I knew weren’t the right thing to do. So, thank you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to finally do the right thing.

[ Door closes ] My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her. Something you don’t know about me, laura, is I worked as a cook back in my youth. And I believe, with a little hard work and determination, I should be able to move my way up at the port charles grill. How did you get the job? The manager is part of a network of businesses who work with a charity to end recidivism. They give formerly incarcerated people like myself a chance at employment. Well, congratulations, cyrus. Oh. But as you can see, jordan and I were right in the middle of a meeting, so I’m afraid you’re gonna have to — of course. I stopped by unannounced. I — it’s — it’s just — it’s great to see you, laura.

[ Door closes ] I don’t believe a word that came out of his mouth. Do you? Trina, I think you need to talk to spencer about priorities. Because family is important, and a priority. I get that. But family can’t be more significant than your primary relationship, right? Right. Okay, for example, take your grandfather. He’s very important to me, and so is aunt stella. And you, my love. You’re a huge priority for me. But your mom, as my wife, she is my primary relationship first and foremost. Now, I’m not suggesting that you go off and get married or that you’re even ready for it. But I do know how important your relationship is with spencer. Yeah, it is. But is he your first priority? I totally get that you just want to take care of your little brother.

Ahh! Yes. Exactly. Why is that so difficult for people to understand, josslyn? It’s not difficult for people to understand. But have you thought about what that looks like? Does that look like you, esme, and ace all living together, while at the same time you and trina are a couple? You’re going on trips together. You’re spending time together. But every night you go home to esme and ace. Would that be so impossible? No, it wouldn’t be impossible. But it wouldn’t be fair to anyone, including you. You shouldn’t have lost your half of the metro court to begin with… well — …any more than drew should have had to go to prison and suffer what he did. Yeah. None of it was fair to either of you. The whole insider trading indictment was wrong. Thankfully, it’s over now. And drew is free and back home where he belongs, rebuilding his life. And if you think about it, all that’s left now to balance the scales is for you to get your hotel back. If only it were that simple. I can’t just accept nina’s offer. I have to figure out how I’m gonna pay for it. And that’s where you come in. I’m assuming that you found out about this offer because carly wanted to talk it over with you? Why didn’t you think of telling me? Well, sonny, you have a relationship with carly. I’m always gonna respect that. And, you know, I’m not gonna run to you in advance to get you on my side so you view my actions from my perspective. I’m a business woman. Right. This is a business transaction between carly and me. It really has nothing to do with you at all. Nina… you’re not that naive.

[Deep exhale] Yeah, mom, I can give youthe money you need to buy back your half of the metro court on whatever terms you want. I mean, you can take it as a gift if you want. I don’t — either way. Let michael do this for you, carly. Yeah, I want to, mom. No. Absolutely not. Look, when my life was falling apart, josslyn offered to give me half of her trust, and I turned her down, just like I’m turning you down. I love you. But I can’t take your money. Okay. Alright. Just — just hear me out for a minute. Look, I have been very fortunate financially. I run aurora, and I have the second largest amount of voting stock at elq. I mean, jason set me up with a substantial trust fund when I was a baby, so… look, what I’m trying to say is I have benefited greatly from the generosity of my family my entire life. And I’d like to give something back to you. If anyone deserves it, mom, it’s you, so… look, I want to do this for you. So, you just told me that offering carly half of the hotel was a peacemaking gesture? Well, it’s the best one I could think of. So it wasn’t just a simple business transaction? It was more than that, right? And I appreciate you leaving me out of it, but I’m already involved because you’re my wife. Carly’s the mother of my children. We’re gonna be tied for life. So this affects our entire family. Okay. Alright. You’re right. If that’s the case… did you advise carly to take my offer? I honestly don’t know what to make of cyrus anymore. Well, you have to trust your instinct, laura. Well, it’s just that I know how dangerous he can be, but I also know how close he came to death with this — this heart attack of his. So, maybe this new perspective of his is real. No! No, you know, he’s an older man, and he’s in poor health. Maybe now he just wants a simple life as a dishwasher. I don’t believe that, and I don’t trust him. I know cyrus lives for one thing and one thing only — power. And that’ll never change.

[ Sighs ] Well, it’s late and it’s been a long day. This better be good. I wouldn’t have called you here if it wasn’t, robert. What do you got? I’ve been squeezing austin gatlin-holt, trying to get him to give up his cousin and the guy they work for, the guy we think is responsible for kidnapping ava jerome. Well, maybe you should squeeze a bit harder. Well, he’s willing to give up his boss’s name and corroborating evidence, but he wants a deal. What are you doing here?

[ Gunshots ] Esme is gonna meet someone. Nger you stay in thispseudo-family with esme and ace, the more it’s gonna hurt when it blows up. And it will. You know it will. Esme is gonna meet someone. She’s gonna want a life of her own. And trina deserves better than you fitting her in when you’re not hanging out with them. Okay. Okay. So, what’s the alternative? Bowing out? I just let esme take ace, and they move into their little apartment and I get to visit on weekends? Yes. Nope. No. No, I’m not gonna do that. And I refuse to accept that as a reality. I’m not gonna let esme take my little brother away from me. Okay, see, this is exactly how you would operate when we were children. Oh, come on. You wanted what you wanted, and you never stopped to consider who could get hurt in the process and what it would cost. You are an adult now. You have to slow down and realize that you are not going to get everything you want. This time, you really do have to choose. Is spencer my priority? I don’t like the sound of that or what it implies. I want a career. And because of that, I feel like my education should be my first priority. I don’t think your dad was suggesting that you prioritize a man over your invaluable education. Absolutely not. Honey, I know I had nothing to do with your decision to go to college or for you choosing art as your major. But I am very proud of you for pursuing your dreams. Okay, let me think. How can I simplify this? Who is the first person you text in the morning and the last person you text at night? Is it your mom? Is it josslyn? No. It’s spencer. First and last. There you go. And now you have your answer. And you have your question for spencer. Because is it the same for him? I know better than to offer carly advice, but I hope she takes your offer. Oh. You do? Why? Because once she’s, you know, running things at the metro court again, we could stop rehashing the past and move forward. That would be nice. But I don’t think carly sees it the way I do because she just told me that she’s happy to be working at kelly’s and that she appreciates that bobbie let her have the diner as a safety net. So she wants to stay there. But I want to say, even if carly doesn’t accept your offer, um, I appreciate what you did. Thank you. Because you are the bigger person. And you’re the one trying to make peace with our family. Thank you both so much for caring. That’s what family does. I got to admit, I was thrown a little bit off my game when nina presented the offer. I think we all were. And I’ve been, uh… thinking a lot about it. I really have. And I appreciate that nina made the offer. I really do. And I believe she did it for you and the kids because she wants to mend fences and she wants to make peace. So… so, you’re going to accept the money from michael? I can’T. I… I can’t accept nina’s offer. Mom — michael, as badly as I want my hotel back, it won’t feel like mine if i don’t get it back on my own. You will be in a better position to keep an eye on cyrus as the police commissioner. And if he violates the terms of his release, you can bust him. You won’t be able to do that as deputy mayor. So, whatever decision you make, I will respect. No. You know what? I refuse to make cyrus my obsession, to become captain ahab, chasing him down to my own detriment. He’s not worth that. Before he came in, I was about to accept the position as deputy mayor permanently. And I see no reason to change my mind. I see no reason to, either. Thank you so much, jordan. I really believe that together we will be an effective team and that together we will be able to do some really good things for the people of port charles. I’m counting on it.

[ Chuckles ] Man: Excuse me, mrs. Scorpio? Oh, hi, mr. Williams. How did it go? Oh, everything went smoothly. Oh, that’s great. I checked, and the hospital received the approval from your insurance company. Ah. I wouldn’t have been able to get my mri if it wasn’t for you. So, thank you. Oh, I was just doing my job. So, where did you leave the good dr. Gatlin-holt? Well, he says he’s got evidence against mason and his still nameless boss. He’s gone to retrieve it, apparently, and he will hand it over if we make a deal with him and give him immunity. Hmm. So, what do you think about this guy? I mean, this austin — is he on the up-and-up? I don’t know, I think at this point he’s just scrambling, trying to save his own skin. But he is motivated to put his boss away before his boss knows that he’s turned on him. I say we give him the deal. Mm. The da’s office could never make a case against austin abetting the ava jerome kidnapping. So, you get a name and evidence of guilt

[Chuckles] He can have immunity.

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Brooke: I do understand that you and Hope are enjoying each other’s company.

Thomas: Yeah, it’s– it is more than that, Brooke.

Brooke: Yeah, I don’t even know how you can say that. Her marriage did just end.

Thomas: Yes, it did and I am very sensitive to that.

Brooke: And if you were sensitive to that, you would give her some space.

Thomas: You know, if Hope wants space, she can tell me. And I’m just going to follow her lead on that.

Brooke: Well, just keep your expectations really low. I mean, she may be caught up in this whole thing right now, but deep down, she’s really mourning the loss of her marriage to Liam.

Liam: You are my wife. Of course, I’m always going to care about you, Hope.

Hope: And I’m always going to care about you, Liam, but there’s a line, so you don’t need to worry about me. I’m– I’m fine.

Liam: Sorry. I wish things had gone differently.

Hope: Well, they didn’t. And this is my life now without you. And you’re going to have to accept that.

Finn: Okay, okay, it’s your turn now. I’ve told enough embarrassing stories about my poor cousin.

Luna: No, I mean, did you really have to tell them about the carnival?

RJ: Well, I thought it was adorable. It was adorable.

Steffy: Like, clowns are scary. I mean, remember when I dressed up as one on Halloween and then you locked yourself in your room? [ Laughs ]

RJ: I was two years old, Steffy. You gave me nightmares for years, do you remember that part?

Finn: Well, you guys both have a lot in common, then.

Steffy: You two are really working well together. Helping our granddad with the line.

Luna: I mean, that was exhilarating. It was, like, a total crash course on learning the fashion business and one of the biggest highlights of my life.

RJ: She’s been crushing it. She did awesome, the whole thing.

Steffy: That’s what I’ve heard.

Steffy: I still can’t believe Dad let Granddad think he won the fashion challenge.

Finn: It’s the sweetest gesture.

Steffy: Sweetest thing ever.

Finn: And I respect Ridge enormously for doing that.

RJ: Me too.

Finn: Hey, RJ.

RJ: Yeah?

Finn: Why don’t you and I go for a swim in the ocean?

RJ: Right now? Yeah.

Finn: Yeah.

RJ: I’m super down. Always. Is that okay with you?

Luna: Absolutely. Go for it.

RJ: Sure?

Steffy: Luna and I will be fine. Give us a chance to get to know each other better.

Thomas: Look, it’s always painful when a family splits up.

Brooke: But it goes beyond that. And I don’t think you realize, Thomas, how much she really treasured her life with Liam.

Liam: Well, that same feeling that I had when I married you… it– it hasn’t gone away. It’s still– it’s still there.

Hope: I– I don’t know how you expect me to believe that, Liam.

Liam: I could have done more to show it, but… I’m never going to stop loving you and that’s just– that shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I think that you’re never going to stop loving me, either. That’s what I think.

Luna: Finn and I were super close when I was little. He was always the protective older cousin.

Steffy: It’s good to have him in your corner.

Luna: Yeah, I mean, it’s been a while. I’m just glad that we’re getting reacquainted again.

Steffy: Well, Finn’s excited you’re here, and I can tell my baby brother is, too.

Finn: All right, we’re heading out.

Steffy: Hey, now. Too bad it’s dark out. Look at those abs. Look at those pecs, baby.

Finn: All for you, babe. See you in a bit, okay?

Steffy: Okay.

RJ: Hey, don’t grill her too much, okay? Just take it kind of easy on her, please.

Steffy: I’ll try.

RJ: Okay.

Steffy: Be careful.

Finn: Right, we will.

RJ: Come on, come on.

Luna: They’re crazy. I’m– I’m too afraid of sharks.

Steffy: Yeah, they– they are definitely crazy. But you should get out there at one point. RJ could teach you how to surf.

Luna: Okay, that I might be into.

Steffy: I can definitely tell you that you are into RJ.

Luna: Okay, well, yeah, I– I always knew he was in good shape, but, wow.

[ Both laughing ]

Steffy: Well, they’re two sweet guys. And got to say, they are easy on the eyes.

Luna: Yeah. Um, can I be honest with you about something, Steffy?

Thomas: Brooke, I mean, you should understand more than anyone, Hope doesn’t want to be with someone where his attention is divided, where she can be with someone who only wants her. I mean, you of all people should understand that.

Brooke: I agree. Hope deserves a man who is completely devoted to her.

Thomas: Just so long as it isn’t me.

Brooke: Look, I know that you’ve been working on yourself, Thomas, trying to make yourself a– a better person. I get it. And maybe Hope sees something that I don’t see. And I know she’s very attracted to you and having fun with this fling, but she’s made it very clear that she’s not in love with you and she may never be. Can you live with that?

Hope: I will always have a connection to you, Liam. We’ve been through so much together and our beautiful daughter–

Liam: Who Thomas tried to convince us was dead.

Hope: You know, you keep bringing that up.

Liam: Yeah, I keep bringing it up and I’m not going to stop bringing it up, and frankly– frankly, I’m appalled that you have.

Hope: I have not forgotten, Liam, but if I let the past rule me, I will never be able to live in the present. Thomas has earned my trust. He’s apologized, he’s taken accountability and not just with empty words, but with action.

Liam: I don’t get you giving that guy an ounce of slack, much less whatever this is.

Hope: All right. Okay, great. Fine. Awesome. Yeah, maybe I have a blind spot where Thomas is concerned. Wonderful. And if you really need to know, sure, we– we are taking things day by day.

Liam: What does that mean? You’re just like– no strings? You’re just having sex?

Hope: Yeah.

Liam: O– okay, so you’re just like, hooking up. See, that’s not you. That’s not who you are.

Hope: Liam, you don’t know me. I’m starting to think maybe you never did. Maybe you just loved the idea of me. But Thomas, he sees me. And I am able to put my wants, my needs, my desires first. And he, Thomas loves me for it.

Thomas: Okay, it’s getting late.

Brooke: Uh, Thomas, I just want to thank you. It’s important that we spoke.

Thomas: And, yeah, look, I understand that you may never believe in my relationship with Hope, but I think that she does.

Brooke: Okay, just don’t read too much into that because it is a phase.

Thomas: I’m not going to choose to believe that. I believe that there’s a future and I honestly believe that it’s possible Hope opens her heart fully to me.

[ Brooke sighing ]

Steffy: Of course, you can be honest with me, what is it? Is it about RJ?

Luna: No, it’s, um– it’s actually about you.

Steffy: Me?

Luna: Yeah, I– I don’t know if you could tell, but this dinner made me super anxious.

Steffy: I get it, you know. Meeting your boyfriend’s family for the first time is a little overwhelming.

Luna: Yeah, it is. But it’s not just because you’re RI’s sister. It’s because you’re Steffy Forrester. I mean, you’re a fashion icon. You’re larger than life. Um, but it’s not just the fame and the glamor. I mean, what RJ said about you is true. He told me what a compassionate, caring person you are and especially clear how much you care about Eric and your brothers and your parents. You guys are just so blessed to have such a strong, loving family.

Steffy: Thank you. That is super sweet. Yeah, we are– we’re very fortunate. We’re always there to support one another, especially when one person is struggling.

Luna: Yeah, I mean, that’s what I experienced with RJ. That same sense of loyalty. I mean, he’s a wonderful guy. How could I not fall for him?

Steffy: Well, that’s why I invited you over. I can definitely see that the feelings are mutual. And I know it’s still new. You guys are still trying to figure each other out, but I like this whole vibe.

Luna: Yeah, me too.

Finn: Hey.

RJ: Hey. It’s incredible out there. What’s going on? What were you two talking about?

Steffy: Wouldn’t you like to know?

[ Both chuckling ]

Hope: We ended our relationship, Liam. You don’t get to dictate what you think my life should look like.

Liam: I’m not– I’m not– I’m not dictating. I’m not– I’m not dictating. I’m not shaming, I’m just– I’m– I’m concerned about some of the choices you’re making, that’s all.

Hope: Look, I’m sure that this is a lot for you to take in right now. I mean, me being dressed in lingerie for another man.

Liam: It’s not just any other man. Not just any other man.

Hope: Liam, you threw us away! Thomas adores me. And he loves me and only me.

Liam: So did– so did I.

Hope: No, you didn’t. Liam, I wanted your full heart. That’s all I wanted. But for years, I mean– I’m not sure if you will understand this concept, but, um, just because you aren’t sleeping with Steffy doesn’t mean that you aren’t keeping her on the back burner. It doesn’t mean that you’re not withholding a piece of your heart for her. It doesn’t mean that you’re not just keeping the door open just a little bit for the possibility of Steffy. So, no, I never got all your heart.

Liam: I begged you. I begged you not to– not to go back to work with him. I begged you not to turn to him and– and– and then– then there you were. You were kissing him in Rome.

Hope: You still ran to Steffy.

[ All chuckling ]

Finn: No, Luna, seriously, I can’t tell you how cool this is for me.

Luna: I mean, this was such a blast, you guys. Thank you so much for inviting me.

Finn: And look, I know you’ve been having some trouble with my mom.

Steffy: What about Li?

Finn: I– I’ll– I’ll fill you in later. Look, whatever beef between Aunt Poppy and my mom, I mean, that’s between them. It shouldn’t affect our relationship. I always want you to feel welcome here.

Luna: Thank you, Finn, that means the world to me. I just– I wish our moms could get along.

Finn: Yeah.

Liam: Hope, I’m desperate here to– to get through to you, to stop you from wanting to be with Thomas.

Hope: Liam.

Liam: You said yourself, no strings attached, right? And God knows, I mean, how could there be right? Given everything that he’s put us through. I mean, is this– really? This is like– this is how you want to spend your time?

Hope: I don’t know what to tell you, Liam. I don’t– I don’t know how to answer that. I– I don’t know what the future will bring. I just know that I am trying to be present, and I am open to anything.

Liam: Not anything. It’s– okay, oh. Okay, what– so, what? You like– you might want another baby now or…

Hope: I might.

Liam: With Thomas?

Hope: Certainly not with you.

Liam: I mean, are you– are you even using birth control?

Hope: Oh, my God, Liam, that is none of your business! Liam, I don’t know how to make this make sense to you. Thomas sees me! And only me! And I want that! Liam, I– I love you and I know you mean well and I don’t know if I’m making the right or wrong decision. I don’t have the answers. I just know what I want.

Liam: Thomas.

Hope: Yes. Thomas makes me happy. Liam, and I–

Liam: Oh, great. That’s– that’s great.

Thomas: Liam. What are you doing here?

Liam: I have a child who lives here.

Thomas: Yeah, the kids are over at Katie’s. You okay?

Liam: Are you– what kind of question is that? I’m sorry, can we not– like, can we just– can we stop this? Can we end this now? Can we end it?

Hope: Liam. I know you loved me. All those years. But, Liam… as much as it pains me to say this… this is not your home anymore. So, yes, we will parent Beth together, but the man in my life now… is Thomas. A man who loves me with all of his heart. And I love him for that.

Thomas: You said that I love you with all of my heart.

Hope: It’s because you do.

Thomas: And you said that you love me for that.

Hope: I suppose I did.

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Summer: Wow.

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Summer: Okay. What are we calling this style? Bachelor pad chic? I mean, I don’t see an air mattress or a foosball table, but I actually think that you have room for one over here.

Daniel: Don’t worry, foosball table’s coming. Beer pong table is gonna be over here along with the kegerator.

Summer: Very swanky. But I actually like that lamp. I mean, if it was in a different place, I would like it.

Daniel: Yeah, my designer has great taste.

Summer: Lily?

Daniel: No, I hired someone. Sally spectra.

Summer: Nice.

Daniel: I know. Look, she just launched a new design firm. Lily suggested that I call her.

Summer: Yeah, because why would you want to consult with your sibling who’s in the design industry?

Daniel: I just figured that you know, you’d be busy running a big fashion company.

Summer: Oh, stop. You thought that I would be pushy and decorate how I wanted, not how you wanted.

Daniel: No, that’s not it.

Summer: Eh?

Daniel: Yes, maybe that was it.

Summer: For your coffee table.

Daniel: Thank you. Oh, this is really cool. Thank you.

Summer: Yeah.

Daniel: So, um, I heard chance got shot.

Summer: Yeah, it’s pretty awful.

Chance: How is he? Have you heard?

Sharon: Okay, so tell me! What’s the latest? How is aria doing with her hearing aids?

Tessa: Sharon, you saw her yesterday.

Sharon: But she’s a baby. She’s going to make changes and progress on a daily basis and I want to hear all the details. So, how is she adapting to them?

Mariah: Uh, well, I– I can say the kid likes what she likes and she knows what she doesn’t like. We’ve used all of the tips that dr. George suggested.

Tessa: And aria is able to handle the hearing aids for about an hour, but after that, no way.

Mariah: No.

Sharon: Okay, but still, an hour, that’s amazing.

Mariah: Yeah. And to see her little face, her reactions. I mean, it’s obvious she can hear us, which is great.

Tessa: Oh, we read her a bedtime story last night. Mariah was doing all these different voices.

Mariah: And just smiling and giggling and laughing. I’m highly entertaining, clearly.

Sharon: And you didn’t video chat me? Okay. I see how it is.

Mariah: Well, uh, actually we’ll do that later because right now, you have a visitor.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: You’re welcome.

Jill: Did nate tell you why he wanted us to meet?

Lily: No, he just texted me and devon seeing if we could be here and if you would meet us here as well.

Jill: Damn right. I can’t wait to hear about this.

[ Knocking on door ]

Devon: I will get it. Hey.

Claire: Almost time for a new one. You’ve had a lot already, but… I need you nice and calm until everyone arrives. The big family reunion.

Jill: What is she doing here? What’s going on?

Mamie: Calm down, jill. I’m here because nate wants me here.

Nate: I asked aunt mamie to come along as family for moral support.

Mamie: Now, this is your business. I’m not saying another word.

Jill: No, you won’T. We do have something we have to discuss though, mamie. Now is not the time nor the place though.

Mamie: Well, I’m looking forward to hearing whatever’s on your mind, jill.

Lily: So, nate, what did you want to talk to us about?

Nate: Yes. Um, lily, devon, I’m here because I’m hoping we can take a step closer towards repairing our relationship. Make amends. And if you’ll have me, I would like to return to chancellor-winters.

Summer: Uh, I saw chance in the hospital.

Daniel: Really?

Summer: Yeah, we’re friends. Um, the bullet went through his upper chest, near his shoulder area, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Daniel: Lucky guy, I guess. I mean, if you can call someone who’s been shot, lucky.

Summer: Yeah, and somebody that wasn’t supposed to be in the field at all. But, uh, yeah, he’s supposed to be getting out of the hospital today, so.

Daniel: Hm. And have things changed since the last time we talked about you and chance?

Summer: There is no me and chance, daniel.

Daniel: Right. But you said–

Summer: That I had some feelings. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know what I said.

Daniel: Well, I just thought maybe things had moved on from there.

Summer: No. Nothing has changed. Chance is still with sharon and I’m not gonna get in the middle of it.

Daniel: Come on. They haven’t been together for that long. It can’t be that serious, right?

Summer: What are you suggesting? That I– I try to break them up?

Daniel: I’m merely suggesting that maybe chance has feelings for you too. Maybe this thing with sharon has run its course.

Summer: You know, you sound like mom, right? Trying to play matchmaker.

Daniel: Wow. Okay. It was just a question.

Summer: Look, chance just sees me as a friend. So, it’s kind of pointless to hope for more.

Sharon: You’re up and around and you’re here. Should you be? Is this allowed? Do you wanna sit down?

Chance: I look all right, right?

Sharon: You look wonderful.

Mariah: Chance, we are super glad that it wasn’t anything more serious.

Sharon: I want to hug you, but I don’t want to hurt you.

Chance: No. Are you kidding me? Come here. Get in here.

Sharon: What did the doctor say? How long is is the recovery gonna take?

Tessa: How long do you have to wear that sling? I mean, maybe we could get you one that’s more stylish.

Chance: What’s wrong with this one?

Mariah: What about the person that shot you? What happens to him?

Chance: Well–

Nina: A text? I get a text to meet you here. What is wrong with you? Why didn’t you let me pick you up from the hospital?

Chance: Ooh, I felt this coming. I’m sorry. I just– I didn’t want you to worry.

Nina: Oh, come on, I’m your mother. I’m always gonna worry about you. Besides, you give me no choice. All of the times I wanted to come to your side and couldn’T. And now I’m here in town and I get a text?

Mariah: You’re in trouble.

Tessa: This might be worse than a bullet.

Chance: Well, you know what? The chief of police can handle checking out of the hospital on his own, okay?

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Nina: I haven’t forgotten you’re the police chief and you’ve got an image to protect and all that, but no one’s going to begrudge a caring parent by your side. No, I know what you’re doing. You’re afraid I’m gonna nag you about our conversation. Well, too bad. I’m nagging.

Chance: Mom…

Sharon: What conversation is that?

Chance: I just admitted that getting shot this time reminded me of getting shot last time. And the other situations where my life was on the line.

Nina: He’s questioning whether it’s time for a career change.

Chance: Questioning. That’s all. I’m not making any decisions.

Nina: Chance, you gotta trust your gut, you know? If you feel it’s time to go, then it’s time to go. You’ve spent so many years serving the public in so many ways. Just, when is it enough?

Chance: I understand that. I’ve just become chief though. Okay? You know, I’m just not really sure if walking away is the right move right now.

Nina: Well get sure.

[ Chance chuckling ]

Chance: Yeah. It’s on my mind. Don’t worry. There’s just a lot to consider. And you know what? I would honestly like sharon’s opinion on this.

Daniel: You know, that was a low blow comparing me to mom.

Summer: It stings. I know. Okay, enough about me and my love life. Let’s talk about you and your love life.

Daniel: Oh, no. No, thank you.

Summer: Oh, you don’t want to do that?

Daniel: Uh-uh.

Summer: Is there a reason?

[ Knocking on door ]

Daniel: That sounds like a pretty good reason. Hey.

Lucy: Hi, dad.

Daniel: Oh, luce and, uh, friend. Cool. Come on in. Yeah.

Heather: Hi.

Daniel: Hi. Good, good.

Lucy: Summer, hi.

Summer: Hi.

Lucy: It’s so good to see you.

Summer: Good to see you.

Lucy: Dad, you have furniture?

Daniel: I have some, yes. More is coming.

Lucy: What about my bedroom?

Daniel: Uh, your mattress should be here in a couple of days, I believe. Um, you know, I’m just gonna go ahead and ask. What’s with the pineapple?

Lucy: Oh, right. Um, happy housewarming.

Heather: On the way over here, lucy asked if we should bring you some kind of gift. So, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up this and uh, lucy insisted that she bring you a pineapple as well.

Daniel: Oh…

Lucy: You see pineapples all over savannah. Remember, dad? They mean welcome and hospitality. So, yeah.

Daniel: Normally, you see them on the front door or the stair railing, but hey, one you can eat. It’s great.

Summer: So much better.

Daniel: So much better. You know what? I love it. Thank you.

Lucy: You’re welcome.

Heather: In addition to welcoming you with alcohol and fruit, I wanted to share some good news.

Daniel: Okay?

Heather: I have an interview this afternoon at chancellor-winters for a position on their legal team.

Lucy: Isn’t that great, dad?

Daniel: It’s fantastic.

Heather: Thank you so much, daniel for, you know, making it happen.

Daniel: I think you should probably be thanking lily. Look, I hope that this all works out for you. I don’t know what I’m saying. Of course, it’s gonna work out. I mean, you’re gonna crush that interview.

Devon: Okay. So, you wanna come back to chancellor-winters?

Nate: I do.

Lily: Well, I mean, it’s not surprising. Aunt mamie’s been pushing for it.

Devon: All you’ve been talking about the last few months is how happy you are at newman and how much they respect you and how great of a boss victoria is. So, what’s changed?

Nate: Uh, I’m no longer at newman.

Devon: Did you blow things up with them like you did with us?

Nate: It depends on who you ask.

Lily: What does that mean?

Nate: Well, you all know victor retook the ceo seat.

Devon: Yeah, and demoted victoria.

Nate: Yep. So, he stepped in, made some changes. Uh, put nikki in charge of newman media, appointed adam as my assistant.

Jill: Oh, that man does love a good power play, doesn’t he?

Nate: Yep. Then he proceeded to lay a trap for his children and me. Because he suspected someone was going to betray him.

Jill: Oh, victor, of course you did.

Devon: What exactly did he do?

Nate: He pretended to be ill. Faked confusion, memory loss. He was trying to see who might take advantage of his mental decline.

Lily: That’s horrible. He let his children think that he was dying like ashland locke did with victoria?

Nate: Well, not dying. He just wanted them to think he lost his grip on reality.

Lily: How is that any better?

Jill: Oh, my god. But that is such a victor newman move if I ever heard one.

Lily: Okay. So, sorry. What does it have to do with you leaving the company?

Devon: Yeah. Did you figure out what he was doing and then call him out?

Nate: No. Just the opposite. I fell for the charade. I tried to protect the man. Get him the help. And it blew up in my face.

Claire: I’m not really surprised you tried to escape. You love to talk about how strong you are. How you can handle anything. This must be so strange for you. To be so vulnerable, not in charge of anything. You must have so many questions. Aunt jordan will explain everything. Once everyone’s here. If I tried to tell you, I’m afraid I’d get too emotional. I’m usually good at keeping everything inside, but this… this is too big. Too important. You could say I’ve been waiting for this thanksgiving my whole life. All right. Time to go set things in motion. Sweet dreams, nikki. Enjoy them while you can.

Nate: I thought I would discreetly get victor the treatment he needed. Take him to an out-of-the-way place where there’d be no chance of media leaks.

Jill: Like a facility or a clinic or something?

Nate: Yes. Yes. And it was a good plan. But victor saw it as me trying to get him out of the way so victoria and I could take control.

Devon: And that’s not what you were trying to do?

Nate: No. Not at all. I was concerned about the man and I wanted him to get proper treatment. But victor was hell-bent on finding a traitor. So he decided that’s what I was.

Jill: Oh, not you. You would never turn on anyone for your own advancement.

Nate: I’ve owned that in the past, jill, and i wouldn’t do that this time. Not with a man’s well-being at stake.

Devon: So, there was no part of you that thought that this was a good opportunity maybe to get victoria back to the top spot?

Nate: My only objective was to protect victor’s health and well-being. My plan accomplished both.

Devon: Okay. But why would victor fire you if he didn’t have any proof of what he thought you were doing?

Nate: I made arrangements for him to be placed in a facility. I set it up proactively so that things can move smoothly and quickly.

Devon: So, you committed him without his consent?

Nate: It was to assure he’d have a place set if needed. That is all. The one who was gunning to take advantage of victor’s weakness was adam.

Devon: And there’s proof of that?

Nate: Adam himself is the proof.

Lily: But victor didn’t see it?

Nate: Adam is playing the redeemed black sheep. So, victor feels the need to believe his son is sincere. Adam is family, I’m not.

Lily: So basically, now that you’re out of a job, you want us to forgive you and welcome you back to chancellor-winters.

Mamie: Welcome him back into the family, where he belongs.

Summer: So, I need to take off.

Heather: Oh, uh, summer, I hope you’re not leaving because of us. Because if– if you and daniel were in the middle of something, we can go.

Summer: No. No, please. You two stay. I gotta go pick up food and get back to work anyway. Lucy, so good to see you. I hope that walnut grove treats you well. Heather, welcome home. And you, invite me over when sally’s done with this place. I kind of want to see what she comes up with.

Daniel: Yeah, of course.

Lucy: Well, I am gonna go see my room. I was thinking of a mural wall.

Daniel: Mural wall? Hey, luce. Hey, luce. What kind of mural? Hey, what kind of mural are you thinking? Cool. Awesome. What?

Heather: Well, summer seems very curious about, uh, our dynamic.

Mariah: Well, we are gonna let you guys talk. It was good to see you, mom, and you, nina. Chance, we’re so happy that you’re out of the hospital, on the mend.

Tessa: I second all of that.

Sharon: Well, I’m gonna come by later so I can hang out with aria.

Mariah: Uh, yeah. We’ll put the hearing aids in for your visit. It’ll be great.

Tessa: Oh, she’s gonna love hearing her grandma’s voice.

Mariah: Bye, you guys.

Tessa: Bye.

Sharon: Bye.

Chance: Well, not to put too fine of a point on it, but I am starving.

Nina: I’m sorry, when are you not starving? The appetite on this one. Since he was a kid.

Chance: I barely got to eat anything in the hospital. So, why don’t I take my two favorite ladies to breakfast?

Jill: Mamie, dear. You did promise that you wouldn’t intrude on our discussion.

Mamie: No. What I said was that I would not intrude on any business discussion. This is much more than that.

Jill: Is it?

Mamie: Yes. This is about the cousins, lily, devon and nate taking a giant step towards reconciliation. And this is the very thing that my whole journey has been about.

Jill: Nate, why should we bring you back to chancellor-winters? I’m having a very hard time buying you as a team player. I mean, you just keep bouncing back between companies, pissing everybody off as you go.

Nate: Well, jill, um, I learned a lot since my departure from chancellor-winters. I’m past the need to prove myself at every turn, no matter the cost. I have a new appreciation for the value of collaboration. I’m better at knowing when to speak up and when to listen. I’ve also learned that my way or the highway isn’t gonna get me very far. I’m more flexible than I used to be. Point is, I’ve learned a lot from my wins, my losses, my highs, my lows, and more importantly, the meaning of family. I’m ready to be the best man for the job. And a proper cousin to you two, my family.

Abby: Chance. Hey, I had no idea that you were out of the hospital. That must mean that you’re doing well, right?

Chance: I’m doing better. Thank you. And thanks for coming by the hospital. I was a little groggy when you did, but I remember you being there. That’s about it.

Abby: Don’t worry about it. I’m just so thankful that you’re okay. And whenever you’re ready to see dominic, we will set up a visit.

Chance: I would love that. Thank you. Thank you.

Abby: Well, um, breakfast is on me.

Nina: Oh. Hey, abby, can you take a break for a few minutes and join us?

Abby: Um, sure. Okay.

Nina: So, I’m just curious. As dom’s mother, how would you feel if chance quit law enforcement? Just chose a totally different career?

Chance: Mom, mom, mom, mom, please. Don’t put her on the spot, please.

Nina: Just– just curious.

Abby: It’s fine. Um, when chance and I were married, I was constantly living in fear that something bad was going to happen to him. And then, something bad did happen. Spain. We know all about that. So, um, just because we’re not together anymore doesn’t mean that I stopped worrying about chance. I still care about you. And dominic thinks the world of you and someday, he’s gonna worry about you too. Here we are, we are sitting here talking about chance being shot at work, again. So, if you’re talking about walking away from the force, I’m all for it.

Nikki: Mm. As someone living with type 2 diabetes,

[ Nikki exhaling ]

Nikki: I can’t stay here. I have to find my phone. And victor. I have to call victor.

[ Nikki panting ]

Daniel: Our dynamic? We have a dynamic?

Heather: Well, come on, daniel. I saw the look your sister gave you and she sent a few my way as well. What’s, uh, what’s going on?

Daniel: Summer, you know, she’s just worried that you moving back to town, it’s gonna dredge up my old demons. I’m gonna be reminded of my spiral and I’m gonna spiral again.

Heather: She thinks it’s my fault?

Daniel: No. No, she is well aware that it was my fault. But, you know, she also knows how ashamed I was of the place that I got to when things got so dark for me. And come on, you must have thought about this stuff too. It must have crossed your mind.

Heather: No. It hasn’t, daniel. I know you’re in a better headspace now. I know you’re not going to hurt me and most importantly, lucy, like before. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t have moved back here.

Daniel: Well, thank you for the support. And for the vote of confidence.

Heather: Daniel, I like who you are now. Very, very much. I mean, you have to know that, don’t you?

Abby: I mean, chance, if you did decide to walk away from the force, what would you do instead? Would you go back to security consulting or private detective?

Chance: Mm… professional baseball player, maybe? No? No? No, honestly, I’ve given zero thought to it because I don’t think I’m done being chief just yet.

Sharon: It’s a big decision, chance, which we all respect.

Chance: Thank you, sharon.

Nina: You know, maybe you should consider the corporate world. What if, you know, big business was your true calling?

Chance: Where did that come from?

Nina: Well, you– you’re a chancellor, son. I mean, big business would be a natural field for you. Don’t you think?

Summer: Chance, you’re out of the hospital. How are you feeling?

Chance: Hey, not too bad. I tell you, this thing is getting me a lot of sympathy.

Summer: Well, you deserve it.

Chance: Oh.

Nate: I’ve kept up with what’s happening at chancellor-winters. I read all the business press. Uh, so I’m up to speed on what’s been accomplished. I think I can be of use in a number of areas. And like aunt mamie said, I want to feel like I’m part of the family again.

Lily: Well, those are two separate things. So, do you want to be welcome back into the family or do you want a job now that you’re unemployed?

Nate: Lily, I miss you. And you too, devon. Look, our estrangement has gone on too long. I– I hate that we’re not as close as we used to be.

Mamie: So do I.

Nate: And so does my mom. I wanna make her proud. And malcolm and my dad and dru and neil. I know we can get there. Look, neil and malcolm always found a way back from their issues. And lily, you know, dru and my mom clashed plenty, but they always made up.

Jill: Okay. Nate, I really appreciate you putting yourself on the line like you did. That wasn’t easy and I do believe you were sincere when you said that you regretted betraying us in the past. But now, devon and lily and I have to discuss whether we want you back and lily, you know, dru and my mom clashed plenty, but they always made up.

Jill: Okay. Nate, I really appreciate you putting yourself on the line like you did. That wasn’t easy and I do believe you were sincere when you said that you regretted betraying us in the past. But now, devon and lily and I have to discuss whether we want you back at chancellor-winters.

Lily: Yeah, we’ll talk about it.

Devon: And no promises.

Nate: Thank you for listening. Aunt mamie.

Mamie: Oh, and jill, I do look forward to us having a discussion about our issues.

Jill: Oh, I do too, mamie. Don’t you worry.

Devon: I’ll walk you two out. See you.

Jill: Well. Hm.

Lily: Uh, I don’t know. I mean, he seemed sincere.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Lily: And honest and, I mean, I know that we all believe in second chances. I know I wouldn’t be here without them.

Jill: Yep.

Devon: Yeah. But let’s, like, take a second and really think about this. ‘Cause I don’t think that he’d care at all about chancellor-winters if he hadn’t gotten fired. And this is now what? Two strikes on him in the corporate world? One from us, one from newman? And I think I’d like to learn a little more about that victor story before we just go ahead and make a decision.

Lily: No. Yeah, you’re right. I mean, he could be lying to us.

Jill: I don’t think he was lying. I don’t think he was making that whole thing up. It sounds too much like victor newman. And he knows how easy it would be for us to check it out. You would just say something to abby and she would talk to her siblings.

Devon: Sure. Yeah. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that his intentions weren’t self-serving. Or at least serving victoria.

Lily: Jill, what do you think about nate coming back?

Jill: Would it have been my first choice? No. He crossed a hell of a line trying to sell us out. But I do agree with you. I think he was being sincere. So, yeah, I might be persuaded to give it a try if nate is being straight with us because, whoa, we’re gonna need all the support we can get right now.

Devon: What does that mean, jill?

Summer: Thank you.

Abby: Summer. Hey. Um, I think we need to talk.

Summer: Yeah. What about?

Abby: What’s going on with you and chance?

Summer: I don’t– I don’t know what you’re talking about. Oh, my god. I guess it really is that obvious, huh?

Lily: I know what jill is talking about.

Devon: Okay. Does anybody want to let me know what jill’s talking about?

Lily: I was gonna tell you today. I just– I know that you’ve been really trying to work things out with tucker.

Devon: Okay. And?

Lily: There’s evidence that tucker is involved with mamie’s investment in chancellor-winters.

Devon: I know that’s what we thought.

Lily: No, we have the proof. I’ve seen it. So not only does mamie have a vested interest in chancellor-winters, but so does tucker.

Jill: And that interest most likely involves getting rid of me.

Devon: And what’s this evidence that you found?

Lily: Tucker has been making investments with mamie’s firm, L.B.B. And it’s not a coincidence. I mean, they are colluding somehow.

Mamie: Oh, I’m so proud of you, nathan jr. You handled everything just right today. Your cousins would be foolish not to have you back into the family business.

Nate: Thank you for the vote of confidence, aunt mamie. But I’m not so sure if that’s gonna happen. I mean, sure we’ve taken steps in the right direction, but it’s obvious devon needs more time or more convincing to forgive me. If he ever does. And that whole victor fiasco surely didn’t help.

Mamie: Well, I think he’ll get there. And if he doesn’t, you just leave him to me. I think I can get him across the finish line.

Nina: Well, thank you, dear, for breakfast. I have to, um, jump on a call with my agent, but do you want me to drop you at your apartment so you can get some rest?

Chance: Uh, you know what? I think I’m gonna stick around here for a while. If that’s okay with you.

Sharon: I’ll suffer through.

Nina: Okay, good. I’ll see you.

Chance: See you.

Nina: I love you, sweetheart.

Chance: I love you more.

Nina: Bye, sharon.

Sharon: Bye.

Chance: Hi.

Sharon: Hi.

Chance: I missed you.

Sharon: I missed you too. So, now that it’s just the two of us, how do you really feel about possibly leaving the force and doing something else?

Chance: We talked about this before.

Sharon: Yeah. And you said that as frustrating as it can be sometimes, especially with folks who believe that the law doesn’t apply to them and as dangerous as it can get on occasion, you liked helping people and keeping them safe.

Chance: Yeah. And you know what? I felt really good about being chief. I hate the idea of leaving my guys in the lurch, you know? But hey, I guess getting shot is a pretty good reason to rethink your life.

Sharon: Well, whatever you decide is fine by me. I hope you know that. I just don’t want you to feel pressured into making a decision.

Chance: Thank you. Really. No, I promise, I’m gonna do what’s best for me.

[ Nikki groaning ]

Nikki: Oh, I feel so weak and light-headed. Like I’ve been…

[ Nikki inhaling ] Oh, my god. No. No. No.

[ Nikki panting ] No.

Jordan: Don’t get soft on me now, claire.

Claire: Aunt jordan.

Jordan: We have waited so long and we’re so very, very close.

Narrator: Next week on the young and the restless…

Jill: Come to work with me at chancellor-winters. Honey, I will teach you the ropes of the business world.

Abby: Well, it is so good to see all of you. Michael, gloria, I’m glad that you’re home and I’m glad that you kept her out of prison.

Nikki: Oh, god. What have I done?

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Hey, it’s Chad DiMera. Yeah, probably the last person you expected to hear from, but I need your help.


[chuckles] You must be really desperate if you’re phoning me, given that you hate me.

Yeah, hate’s a strong word.

If you’re qualifying your ill will towards me, this must be a really big ask. What do you need, Chad?

Well, something only you can give me.

[soft dramatic music]

Wow, you seriously just said that to me. You really get around.

I’m so sorry. That was a really stupid blurt. I honestly–I didn’t mean for it to sound disparaging. Um, yeah, I guess maybe it’s– I don’t know. Maybe it’s just weird for me to hear about you dating other people, you know?

I thought you ghosted me, Everett.

Yeah. I really–I shouldn’t have fallen into that coma.

I’m very sad that that happened to you, and I’m relieved that you’re OK.

I just wish I’d been OK before you started dating all these other guys.

Not other guys plural. Alex and my relationship was very brief. It was never all that serious.

And why is that? I mean, I don’t know. He’s a great-looking guy, heir to half the Kiriakis fortune. To say he’s a catch, at least on paper, would be an understatement. Why’d you dump him?


I’m well aware the old CEO dumped Bella, but Maggie’s not calling the shots at Titan anymore. So I’m gonna need to see the sales figures for the last six months of circulation. I’ve also hired Theresa Donovan to run the magazine. So I want to set up some revenue goals. Thank you.

[knocking] Brady. Hey, do we have an appointment?

I don’t. I didn’t think I needed one, but I’m here to accept your offer.

You mean to bring Basic Black over to Titan?

That is the one I mean.


I mean, assuming you’re still interested. If you’re not, I can–

Hell yes, I’m interested. How you doing?

Good. Good.

I found out what you’re up to. The hell are you trying to pull now?

You sound upset.

You’re damn right I’m upset. I just found out that you added Brady Black to your witness list for today’s custody hearing.

Yeah, well, if you can call Eric to testify against me, then why can’t I call his brother? You should know by now that I will do anything I can to protect my daughter.

OK, I’m here.

And here is our little friend, Victoria.

[sighs] I really don’t think this is a good idea.

And I really don’t care. You made your bed, Theresa, and now you know what you have to do. Take the baby.

Excuse me? Take the baby where?

Somewhere Sarah can’t find her.

Damn it, Konstantin, there has to be a better way. Look, I don’t have any illusions about the kind of person I am, but stealing babies, I don’t do that, especially not Maggie’s granddaughter. Who are you calling?

I have Alex Kiriakis on speed dial. Once I tell him you have been lying to him, he won’t have any illusions about who you are either.

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Just stop it. Do not make that call.

Oh. Perhaps you are someone who can kidnap a kid as long as the payday is big enough, huh?

Oh, what’s Greek for the pot calling the kettle black?

I am not the one who pretends to have any scruples. My aim here is crystal clear.

Yeah, to get your grubby hands on Maggie’s money.

That old bastard Victor made a grave mistake cutting me out of his will, and I will take what I am owed now from his widow, which I can only accomplish if this child’s mother is in my corner. Hmm. The meddlesome Sarah Horton wants me to go back to the old country. Well, as much as I miss the taste of a good baklava, I am not leaving empty handed. And since Maggie’s daughter holds so much sway over her, I must win her over. Simple as that.

OK, fine. Great. How are you gonna win her over by stealing Sarah’s baby?

Let me worry about that. You just play your part, and Alex will never find out the truth– that he is not Victor’s son, and that Xander is.

[soft dramatic music]

Victoria is not just your daughter, Sarah. She’s ours. You couldn’t have made her without me.

I don’t regret making Victoria. I regret making her with you. And as for today, you’ll get to spend your side of things by dragging Eric into court, trying to equate what I did to him with me trying to protect Victoria from you, which will open the door for Brady to share all about your craven behavior towards him and his family and all of the misery you have caused since you showed up in Salem. You think you have a case to make me seem like an unfit parent?

[chuckles] Wait until the judge gets a load of you.

Yeah, I know I judged you pretty harshly for the things you did to Abigail.

I assume that you still do.

What you did to my family, that was personal. This call is strictly business.

I’m listening.

Well, I heard you haven’t had the best of luck squeezing the Von Leuschners for the euros they owe you for marrying my Uncle Dimitri.

[sighs] That’s an ongoing enterprise.

Which is why I’m sure you could use some cash to tide you over, and I’m willing to give you a whole stack of it in exchange for your half stake in the “Spectator.”

Thought you said it was weird for you to hear about me dating other people.

It is.

So then why are you asking about my quasi-relationship with Alex Kiriakis? Are you thinking of taking over Lady Whistleblower’s column?


Not the worst idea at the moment. No, strictly off the record… maybe it is hard for me to hear about you dating other guys. But I have to admit some part of me is also curious, you know? I just– I wonder about what your life has been like since we– since we parted ways. So indulge me, please.

Fine. And about Alex… I only got involved with him because you had disappeared, and because I was a little desperate to feel wanted, desirable. He and I didn’t last very long. He was and probably still is a player. Anyway, when I decided that we were done, he had a little trouble letting go.

So that’s why Alex was saying that Chad was jealous of him.

It was really awkward for a while.

Like it is now with the three of us?

OK, Everett, can we not go there?

I’m sorry. I just– I don’t want you to be uncomfortable, you know? I mean, it’s– it’s obvious that Chad was threatened by Alex’s inability to let go, as you put it, and maybe that’s how he perceives me now– as someone who is crazy about you, unable to let go. And since, unlike you and Alex, you and I were seriously involved, I have to assume that Chad is even more threatened by me.

I don’t get it. Why would you approach me to buy part of “The Spectator” where Xander has his half and he’s local to you?

I have my reasons.

[chuckles] So the oaf turned you down, did he? He’s obviously committed to remaining a member of the fourth estate.

How about we stay on topic, yeah? What’s your price?

[soft dramatic music]

I’m not there yet, Chad. You see, having stabbed my father in the back to get my stake in “The Spectator” and just to sell it for some quick, easy cash, it’s– it’s almost like adding insult to injury.

Not if you tell Jack you’re selling it to me, husband of his late daughter, and as you know, Abby was editor-in-chief when she died.

So this is about Abigail? Honoring her legacy?

That’s part of it.

There’s more?

Yeah, there’s more. This offer has more to do with the new editor-in-chief.

Everett, you say that you don’t want me to be uncomfortable, and yet you keep bringing up Chad– asking how jealous he is, who he’s more threatened by, you or Alex. How can that not make me uncomfortable?

I know, I know. I’m just concerned about you.


Because there seems to be a pattern of possessive behavior here with Chad that so far you’re unwilling to acknowledge. I don’t…

[sighs] I do not want to make things harder for you. I really don’t. But sometimes, it can be helpful to get an outsider’s objective point of view.

Oh, because you’re so very objective about my relationship with Chad.

OK, fine. Maybe I’m a little bit tiny, tiny, tiny bit biased. But bottom line, I care about you. And I might have some insights that are worthwhile for you to hear.

Fine. Go ahead. Let’s hear them. $ says you’re way off base.

[bright acoustic music]

What happened between me and Brady is– well, it’s irrelevant to our case.

Irrelevant? You snatching Brady and Kristen’s daughter and trying to pass her off as mine? Love, that is a central part of our case. It shows your character, or lack thereof, not to mention it was a crime.

[soft dramatic music]

I know you’ve never totally understood this, and apparently never will, but I did that to spare you the pain of losing your child.

And yet here you are causing me the same pain again.

You know damn well this is a totally different situation.

Oh. Do you know what I know? Because there’s always a rationalization with you. And you’re always telling yourself that you do the worst things for the best reasons, but the fact of the matter is is that you let Brady think that his daughter was dead. He was devastated, forced to grieve a child that was still alive. That is not just wrong, that is depraved. You are depraved. And once a judge hears all about this, there is no way you or your cutthroat lawyer will be able to convince anyone, let alone the judge, that you should be anywhere near our child.

This is good. I’m glad the offer still stands.

Hey, of course it does. And honestly, man, you were kind enough to bring me on board with Basic Black after Maggie cut me loose, and I felt bad about walking away to come back here to Titan, so I feel like I kind of owe it to you to make this happen. Only thing is–

Only thing is? Well, well, well, was there– was there an issue that is going to prevent me from working here?

Not on my end.

[chuckles] Maybe on yours. I put Theresa in charge of Bella. Is that gonna be a problem for you?

[sighs softly]

Just sleep kid, OK? Hopefully by the time you wake up, this whole nightmare will be over, huh?

What do you think you’re doing? Get away from that child! Come back here! Ah! Konstantin? Konstantin? Konstantin!

Hey. Hey, what happened?

Someone just took my granddaughter! Dear God, who would do such a thing?

So this new editor-in-chief, Everett Lynch, I assume you consider him a problem?

Yeah, I do. He recently moved to Salem, and he’s also Stephanie’s ex, and he swears up and down that– that he accepts that he and Stephanie are old news, but he just hired her to do PR for the paper.

[soft dramatic music]

So he’s making a play for your girl, and you want him out of the way.

And I’m willing to pay a whole lot of money to make sure he is. So now you know my motivation. Can we make a deal?

OK, so you have your say. And if I say you’re wrong–

Then you win the bet, obviously.

Go ahead.

OK. OK. Well first of all, I would just like to say that I am not trying to insult Chad at all, OK? For real, I just think he’s being unfair to you asking you to be patient with him while he, what, sorts out his feelings about his late wife when he’s the one who asked you to move in with him and his kids. And at the same time, he has an issue whenever you have any contact with one of your exes.

OK, Everett, that’s–

But just let me– let me say my piece, and then you can–

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

From where I’m sitting, it just seems like it’s all about him. It’s the Chad show. It’s about his dead wife, and his problems with all of the other men in your life when we both know that to have a healthy relationship, there has to be a take and a give. I mean, I know that our relationship was like that, right? Only this time around, it’s you doing all of the giving and Chad doing all of the taking. Am I wrong?

Yes, you’re wrong. So you lose.

[bright acoustic music]

Are you really sure I lost?

You’re putting Theresa in charge of Bella? You can’t trust that woman, Alex.

Brady, I know about her reputation, but that’s why I think she’s right for this. Theresa, she doesn’t take any prisoners, man. I need somebody like that on my team. And all these people at Titan, I know they won’t say it, but I know they’re thinking that I should have left Maggie in charge.

I see where you’re coming from. You’re looking for an ally, aren’t you?

Did I not make myself clear?

I think you just did. So let me make myself very clear. Alex, Theresa Donovan is someone you turn your back on, even for a second, at your own peril.

[tense music]

Oh God, Konstantin.

I came into the room, went over to the baby, and someone hit me over the head from behind! Did you see his face?

No, I didn’t!

Stay here! I will get your granddaughter back.

I know, but you’re not– you’re not in any condition!

Call for help! Don’t worry about me. The child is all that matters.

Oh God. Oh.

Not only can Brady tell the court about the time you shot him, but he can also inform them about the time you kidnapped Nicole and her daughter, Holly. That should button up things nicely, don’t you think?

[phone ringing] I have to take this. Mom?

Sarah? Sarah! Oh my God, Victoria’s gone.

What do you mean Victoria’s gone?


I came into the study and someone was taking her. And he ran away, and– but Konstantin ran after him.

Did you call the police?

I wanted to call you first.

Well, call them now! I’m on my way. You did this, didn’t you?

I did what? What do you think I did?

Victoria’s gone. Somebody snatched her. You–you set it up, didn’t you? You thought it would make me look like an unfit mother at the hearing so that somebody that can’t take care of their own child–

Sarah, that’s insane! I–you have to believe me, I had nothing to do with this. I’m as horrified about it as you are. Look, you can hate on me as much as you want later, but right now we need to get to the house. Our daughter needs us.

OK, yes, let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.

[tense music]

You know, if you would have phoned me yesterday, I would have told you that “The Spectator” was my link not only to my father, but to Salem, and that I would never consider severing that link.

But now?

Well, just this morning I read an article by Everett the editor entitled, “What He Did For Love,” all about the sizzling romance between Leo Stark and Dimitri Von Leuschner.

I’m guessing it didn’t move you.

Oh, yes, it did. It moved me straight to the loo where I lost my lunch. You know, I have to say, though, this Everett character, he is quite a skilled writer to portray Leo in such a positive light. So I’d say that the timing works in your favor, Chad.

[soft dramatic music] Make me an offer that isn’t insulting, and “The Spectator’s” yours.

You said I’d be the judge, and I said you lost the bet.

Hey, I am glad to be wrong in this case.

You sure about that?

Yes, I am. I would much prefer to think that your relationship with Chad is making you happy. I mean that.

[bright acoustic music]

I like talking to you, Everett, but I–


I don’t want our talks to always go down the rabbit hole of what’s not working in my relationship with Chad. It’s not fair to him, for one thing. Chad’s an amazing guy. It’s just– it’s not black and white. No relationship is. And you’ve only been hearing about the bad stuff when I vent.

When you vent about what?


The police are on their way.

What happened? I don’t understand.

I don’t know. I’m sorry.

Just take a deep breath, Maggie. Tell us what happened.

I went down to the mausoleum to bring flowers to Victor, and when I came back, Konstantin was unconscious on the floor, and someone in a hoodie was taking Victoria out of the bassinet.

Who was it?

I don’t know. I don’t know.

Was it a man or a woman?

I don’t know. I never saw their face. All I know, they were strong enough to knock out Konstantin with that fireplace poker. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. It’s all my fault. I should never have let Victoria alone. I should have waited for you to come home and then take those flowers down to Victor, and maybe then if I had, then this horrible person wouldn’t have gotten away with your precious baby.

[tense music]


Who would do this? Who would take our little girl?

Don’t you think maybe you’re exaggerating a little bit?



No, no, if anything I’m understating this whole thing. I can’t believe I’m not getting through to you on this. Wait, wait, wait, wait. You in love with her or something?

No, no.

Are you?

No way, dude. I told you we’re just friends. I told you that.

All right. All right. OK. I suggest you keep a very close eye on your friend.

OK, Brady. I can handle myself.

Alex, I know you can handle yourself. It’s not just about you anymore, is it? Look around you. I mean, you’re Victor’s heir. You–you’re the face of the company now– this company that my grandfather built the last God knows how many years. If you decide to get into bed with Theresa Donovan, literally or figuratively, I swear to you that increases her ability to wreak havoc on a whole new level.

You’ll be home soon, little Victoria. I promise.

[soft dramatic music] Beautiful day, huh? Look at the sky. You know, Tate and I used to find shapes in the clouds like animals. Like that one over there. It looks like a bunny, huh? And that one looks like a dog with a funny hat on. Hey, you like this game, don’t you?

I hate to break this up, but I need the kid now.

Oh, you are one sick son of a bitch, you know that?

And you are the monster who abducted Sarah Horton’s baby.

Oh yeah, right, so that you could reap all the benefits from her gratitude when you returned the baby.

Just hand her over to me, damn it!

Victoria, you are just a prop in this mean man’s scheme to get grandma’s money.

We each have our own cash cow to milk. Now hand her over!

It’s OK.

Yeah. OK, I need you to do one more thing.

Oh God, I can’t wait to hear it.

Oh, this you will like. Punch me.


Hit me in the face. It needs to look like I fought to get her back. Oh, you had no problem hitting me over the head with a poker when my back was turned, and now you’re maybe too timid to hit me while I’m looking directly at–

What am I venting about?

[chuckles] Hell, what don’t I vent about, right? Bad coffee. Global warming. Bad coffee due to global warming.

Don’t believe a word of what she says, Chad. We both know Stephanie is sunshine on a cloudy day.

Everett’s being nice. It’s a wonder I haven’t driven him away with all my negativity.

I doubt there’s anything you could do to drive him away.

Well, I think that’s true of anyone who knows Steph personally or professionally. I mean, as you know, not only is she a terrific person, she’s an extremely gifted publicist. My gossip columnist gets tangled up in a series of felonies, and somehow she manages to spin it to make him the good guy.

Yeah, no, I– I saw that piece. Not everybody I talked to was buying the warm and fuzzy take on that slimeball Leo Stark.

Oh, the response I’m getting is almost wholly positive– through the roof, in fact. But it’s no thanks to me, honestly. PR is decidedly not my thing, which is why I’m glad I have Steph on my team. I just hope you don’t mind me stealing her away to do some work for me. You don’t mind, do you?

[soft dramatic music]

So everything I’m saying about Theresa– let me guess. Deaf ears, right?

No, no. I’ve been listening. Honestly, Brady, I don’t mind you speaking your mind about what you think about her. I know you’re just looking out for me.

Yeah, yeah, but I also think that that’s your way of telling me that you’re not gonna heed my advice, so I get it. I’m the kind of guy that needs to learn things the hard way. Alex, listen. Don’t you come crying to my shoulder when Theresa actually screws you over and makes your life miserable.


Did someone say my name?

Why aren’t the police here yet?

I don’t understand this. I don’t understand this. Where is our daughter? What if somebody hurt her?

If they harm a single hair on her little head– she’s going to be all right. I just know it. I promise you, Sarah. I’m gonna see to it that our daughter is brought safely home to you. I’m going out now to make good on my promise.

[baby crying]


The child needs her mother.

[sobbing] Hi. Hi.


Well, if you would have come in a little earlier, you would have heard a little bit more than your name.

Nice to see too, Brady.

Well, I am very glad that you are both here now. Theresa, we got some great news. Brady is bringing Basic Black back to Titan.

Oh, lucky us.

Yes, and I also informed him that you are gonna be heading the reboot of Bella. And there’s gonna be a lot of overlapping with those two brands, so I’m gonna need you two to play nice. Can that happen?

Oh, I don’t have a problem working with anyone.

Me neither. I mean, we can co-parent a teenager. We can certainly deal with this kind of arrangement.

Great. Excellent. All right, then. I’m gonna get ourselves a little conference room. We’ll get the lawyers all together, make this deal official. Theresa, you got a file right here on my desk for HR. I know the two of you are just as excited as I am to be getting back to work together!


Brady, let’s go.

Oh,A Alex, Brady, someone left–

[sighs] Konstantin, you creepy old bastard. That kid better be home and safe with its mother.

[ominous music]

Police are focusing their efforts on the search for the suspect. They’ll be sending detectives over here later to take everyone’s statement, especially yours.

It all happened so fast, I’m not sure how much help I can be. I’m afraid I didn’t get a good look at this man’s face.

But you–you chased after the person, right? Caught them.


Well, what did they want? Why did they come here?

I would imagine they were hoping to ransom your granddaughter. I–I–I don’t want to frighten you, Maggie, but now that you are Victor’s widow, you are a target. You might want to think about increasing your security.

I’ll definitely do that. But in the meantime, you’re gonna come upstairs with me, and I’m gonna tend to your wounds.

Oh, I am fine.

I insist. We’ll be right back.

Wait, wait, wait. You and I– I know we’ll never be friends, but I am so grateful that you saved our little girl.

So am I. So very grateful. You brought Victoria back to me– to us. I’ll never forget that.

Oh Everett, no. Thank you for– for asking me how I– how I feel about you working with Stephanie. I appreciate that. And you know, the truth is that, you know, when I first heard about the two of you working together, I didn’t– I didn’t react all that well. But the truth is I think Stephanie is a total pro, and you’re lucky to have her.

Thank you for saying that.

I was a little bit annoyed at that– you trying to turn Leo Stark into some kind of folk hero, but I guess that’s just an illustration of how good you are at what you do, which is great, and I think you’re gonna do great things for “The Spectator.” And that means a lot to me, because honestly, the paper is really important to me and my family, so…

I appreciate you being cool with all this, Chad.

Yeah, no. It’s–it’s great. It’s just about–it’s just about boundaries, right, you know? Boundaries.


Boundaries. You know, boundaries– something three adults should be able to understand. We understand each other, yeah?

[bright acoustic music]



[soft dramatic music]

You have reached Konstantin Meleounis. Please leave a message, and I will call you right back.

It’s me, Theresa. I’m calling to make sure that you took Victoria safely back to Sarah. And if this whole thing blows up, you damn well better keep my name out of it.

I’m sorry.

It is all right. You’re just being helpful.

I want to show my appreciation for the man who saved my precious granddaughter. You’re a hero.

I got lucky. That’s all.

Hm. You know, you didn’t stop for one second to think about yourself. You ran after that dangerous person without even thinking about your safety. And then you brought back my precious Victoria. You know what? I just don’t know where to begin to thank you.

You have welcomed me into your home. That is more than enough thanks.

Oh, Konstantin, you came here telling us you were from Greece, but the way you’ve watched over us, I think you could very well be an angel sent from heaven.

[ominous music]

I’ve never felt more helpless in my life. And then Konstantin walked in with our daughter in his arms.

It was a miracle.

[phone beeps] Oh, it’s Sloan. We’re due in court soon.

Court? Oh, my God, I totally forgot. Well, how can I leave her now? How can I think about any of that stuff? We–no, we have to postpone it again. There’s no other way.

[soft dramatic music]

Maybe there is. What if I just dropped the case?

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Louie I call you, you don’t call me back. Text you, you don’t text me back. So, here I am in person. Good. This is long overdue. Hey, josslyn. Hey. Oh. I’m glad you’re back. Hey. What’s up? Let’s study for next week’s organic chem exam. I really need you to quiz me on baldwin’s rules for ring closing. Oh, adam, I’m sorry, I-I can’t study tonight. I’m so tired. Oh, come on. Josslyn, you know I need to ace this. If I don’t, my — my parents will — will kill me. Yes, adam, I know. Your parents. I’m sorry, I just — I can’t tonight. Joss, I don’t think you understand. There’s a lot riding on this next exam. Adam, you got a 92 at the beginning of the semester, okay? That’s better than pretty much everyone else in our class. Trust me. You got this. Josslyn, please. Just….give me an hour. We’ll only go over chapter six. Hey, back off. Hey, handsome. Hey. I have been working on the colors for the den renovations for hours, and you are just in time to help. Hey, the kids around? Uh, danny and rocco are at a friend’s, and scout is with drew at the quartermaines’. Why? What’s going on? Uh, I got an update on charlotte, and I didn’t want them to hear about it.

[ Knock on door ] Hey. Come on in. Frank said that you were free. Do you have a minute? Can I get you a drink? Yeah, I could really use a drink. Scotch? Yeah. Thanks. Alright. That’s good. Thank you. You want to tell me what’s going on? I think you need to ramp up security. I was right. You were the target of the shooting at the metro court pool. Can’t do what, exactly? I can’t work with cody anymore. What? Why not? Isn’t it obvious? I have feelings for him. Oh, sasha, it’s okay if you have feelings for cody. He has feelings for you, too. Oh. [ Chuckles ] What? Hey. Moll. What’s going on? Hey, uh, come — come sit down. No, I-i don’t want to sit down. I want you to tell me what’s happening. Something happened? I can feel it. Tj? Andrea had a miscarriage. She lost our baby. Sorry, I know I shouldn’t have been eavesdropping. I was just passing by. I heard my name. No, no. Uh, I’m sorry. I should have picked a better time and place to talk about this with maxie. Okay. Yeah. So I got to go talk to haven about something. I’m gonna let you work this out amongst yourselves. I will say one thing, though. For what it’s worth, it would be a mistake to talk yourselves out of something that you are both clearly feeling. Huh. Okay, well… what maxie said about me, having feelings for you… she’s right. I do. How’s that cousin of yours doing? Is he still managing to hang on? Yeah. Yeah. He — he’s, uh — he’s recovering really well. Oh, good. Uh-huh. Yeah, they’re going to move him to the infirmary in pentonville, and the word on the street is that they’re working out a plea deal with him, and, uh… and that’s good, because that way, you don’t have to relive the trauma of a kidnapping in a trial situation, right? Oh, I would love nothing more than to testify against that creep. So, do you know the terms of his deal? Has mason agreed to give up his boss, cyrus renault? I’m sorry. I’m just… I’m really stressed out about our exam next week. Yeah, that’s still not an excuse to grab joss. You’re right. It’s not. But you’re not a student, so you can’t possibly understand the stress of being pre-med and the kind of pressure we’re under right now. Okay, okay, let’s all calm down. Adam, I think that you need to find someone else to study with. Alright? Your schedule and how often you need to study — it doesn’t really mesh with mine. Besides, I study better alone, okay? I’m really sorry. Josslyn, please don’t do that. I really need you. That’s what you’ve been telling me, but why are you so sure now? Well, up until this point, there’s always been the possibility that… the shooting was linked to the other incidents that have happened — the burning of my house, the break-in at the hotel suite. That’s not a possibility now? No. No, because the person responsible for those things could never have taken a shot at either you or me. Because the person responsible for the break-in and the arson… was charlotte? Wait a minute. We’re missing something here. Like what? What do you mean? Well, I accept the fact that charlotte vandalized anna’s hotel suite. I can even get behind the idea that she burned anna’s house down if she had a reason, but charlotte lived with us for what? Like, over a month? And I’ve been conned enough times in my life to know when I’m being played, and I just never got the feeling from her that she was playing us. Neither did I. It doesn’t make sense. I don’t buy that she would go to these extremes because she didn’t want anna dating her father. Yeah, I agree. So, there’s got to be another reason. Could this have anything to do with anna’s past in the wsb? When did you find out? Today. Andrea came to see me.

[ Voice breaking ] When? I-I mean, when did she lose our baby? She miscarried late last night. She was asleep at home, then she — she started cramping and — and was bleeding. There wasn’t even time for her to get to the er, and she went to mercy this morning, and the doctor there confirmed it. He confirmed the miscarriage.

[ Sobs ] Why didn’t andrea tell me herself? She couldn’T. She knew how much you wanted this baby. She knew how… devastated you’d be. And she could — she could barely even face me.

[ Sobs ] But fortunately, andrea is alright. Fortunate? What’s fortunate about us losing our baby? I didn’t mean it. I didn’t mean it like that. I’m sorry. Molly, I am hurting just as bad as you are, okay? I know. I didn’t mean to snap at you like that. Obviously, I’M… I’m relieved that andrea is okay, but…our baby’s gone. I’m so sorry. Tj. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry. I can’t believe this is happening.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Knock on door ] Alexis: Hey, moll? Honey, it’s mom. You left your tablet at the restaurant. I have it, sweetie. Mom.

[ Sobs ] I’m not sure what the terms are of mason’s deal. Why am I not surprised? I’m not even sure there’s a deal at all. I mean, it’s just a rumor at this point. I didn’t hear you deny it. Deny what? That mason is working for cyrus renault. Which means you are working for cyrus renault. All that time I was being blackmailed with threats, I thought if I just do what they want, then the body of my husband will be returned to me! It turns out, though, he isn’t even dead. But that’s great, right? All the pressure that you put on me to do things that I didn’t want to do! To spy on sonny. To hire that — that con artist, betty, to spend time with my daughter! All the sleepless nights believing that I had killed nikolas, thinking that I would go to prison for it. And all of this because of your — your boss or your — your bosses who are too dangerous to cross! Does any of this ring a bell to you?! How many times did you refer to these people?! Well, it turns out there was just one person, right? Cyrus renault! And you could have told me that months ago! You could have told me nikolas was alive! Why didn’t you tell me?! I’m so sorry, honey. Tj, I-I can’t even fathom how upset you two must be right now. I still don’t understand how this happened. I mean, we were so careful. We reviewed all of andrea’s medical records. She had no trouble with her first pregnancy. There was no reason to believe she wouldn’t be able to carry our baby to term. So traumatic for both of you. I-I don’T… well, there aren’t any words. You — I just want you to know that I’m here for you. Whatever you need, honey. Whatever you need, tj. I know, mom. Thank you. Alexis. I was looking forward to putting my hand on andrea’s belly, feeling our baby kick. We were almost to the point of ultrasounds and imaging, finding out if we were having a boy or a girl. Now our baby’s gone. Alright. Okay. It’s okay. I’m really sorry, but obviously, you need someone with more availability than me, okay? I mean, helping my mom out at kelly’s, I have volleyball practice, volleyball games, a heavy courseload. I’m barely skating through. But you helped me pass the last exam. No, I didn’T. That was all you. Look, you’re so smart. There’s, like, 100 kids in our organic chem class, okay? And 90% of them fail their first time around. That means you could probably find someone who’s taking it for a second time to help you. But that’s just not me. But you’ve already helped me. Remember your handwritten notes? Yeah, I started doing that. You’ve helped me a lot in — in ways you don’t even know. I’m really sorry. No worries. It’s cool. I’ll see you later. Oh. That was a lot. Yeah. I feel really bad. So, what’s the deal with him? He thinks he’s going to fail this class, but he’s not going to. I mean, he’s — he’s so smart. He understands the material. Okay, so, then, what’s his problem? His parents, from what he’s told me. I mean, last time we were studying together, he said they were putting immense pressure on him, and I think that the pressure is crushing him. I don’t know how much more he can take. Where are you headed with this? Okay, I’m just throwing it out there, but think about it, okay? Anna and valentin first met in the wsb, and charlotte’s first act of vandalism was to paint “murderer” on anna’s front door after she was exposed in the media for being a traitor. Right, and valentin had at least one brush with prosecution over the crimes he committed, right? Yes, and charlotte would remember that. She’s a smart kid. So, maybe she thinks it’s unfair that anna got to walk free. Yeah, exactly. If charlotte believes that anna’s guilty, she probably thinks that she deserves to be punished for her past crimes. There is no evidence that charlotte burned my house. Has anyone tried to find any? No. No, she’s not an official suspect. She’s not even a person of interest for the pcpd, and if I have any say in the matter, she won’t be. She needs help, not prosecution. She’s just a kid. I understand. But there’s video footage of her breaking into my hotel suite. Valentin — he managed to get rid of it. So, valentin knew? Yeah. He knew. He’s known for the past month that his daughter was stalking me. He chose not to tell me, and because of that, I had absolutely no reason to even imagine that the intruder in my apartment was a child. He said he was keeping silent to protect us. Honestly, I think him keeping silent has just destroyed us. Did valentin know that? We want deception to commit to another appearance by sasha and cody. That’s interesting, ’cause two hours ago, you didn’t even want cody on your stage. Honey, I am a businesswoman first and foremost. Alright? “Selling” is my middle name, and selling means you have to connect to an audience, and you have to have a special kind of chemistry, and sasha and cody have that in spades. In the beginning, when I found out what gladys was doing to you and I tried to stop it, it — it wasn’t about you. What was it about? Well, I — okay, obviously it was — it was about you, but it was — it was more than that, you know? It was about justice. It was about helping someone in trouble. But then I started caring about that someone. Everything that I did, I did to try and protect you. A-and I know… okay. I know how this might sound, but I-I just thought that the less you knew about what was happening, the better. The better for you. The less I knew, the easier it was for you to manipulate me. The less I knew, the easier it was for you to pretend to be my ally, pretend to be my rescuer, pretend to be my friend. I didn’t pretend to be your friend. I was such a fool, right? I am your friend. The whole time, you were just playing me. No, ava — you were following orders from cyrus, and you were lying to my face. I assure you, this had nothing to do with cyrus. I didn’t get close to you because cyrus told me to get close to you. I got close to you because I really like the way it feels to be close to you, and I don’t like the way it feels to not be close to you. The feelings that I have for you, ava — they’re very real. They’re very powerful. I’m not going to stand here and deny that. Everything that I did, I did because I wanted to save you. You just might be on to something. Everyone close to anna knows that there were extenuating circumstances around the things she did in her past, but over the years, she’s worked really hard to overcome and redeem herself. Yeah, but charlotte is just a kid, and she sees things in black and white, and she tends to take things to the extreme. So, in her mind, maybe she thought she was doing something that would help her father. I don’t know. Are you sure it was charlotte that burned anna’s house down? Is there any physical evidence? Nope. At this point, it’s just a theory, and it’s going to stay that way because anna does not want charlotte being looked at as a person of interest in this investigation. I haven’t spoken to valentin since… since he said that his daughter had been stalking me. Has he reached out to you? No. His focus is on charlotte, obviously, as it should be. I mean, if this had happened to robin or emma, their well-being would have been my priority, too. Me, too, if it was any of my kids. I have other things that really concern me. Just trying to piece them together. Like what? Charlotte thinks that — that I shot her on purpose. Like, a child actually believes that I intentionally tried to kill them. Anna, charlotte won’t always believe that. Eventually, she’s going to know the truth. Oh, god, I don’t even know what the truth is anymore. I swear, I don’T. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her thank you, mom. You couldn’t have showed up at a better time. I’m glad I did. I’m just a phone call away if either of you need me. Thank you. Have you told your family? I was in a bit of shock after andrea told me. Like, my head was spinning, so I-I went to see portia. I just — I needed someone to talk to, and I know she’ll keep my confidence. She won’t tell anyone. After I talked to portia, I called you and asked you to come home. I knew something was wrong. I could hear it in your voice. I just [Sighs] — I never imagined it was this. We’ll have to tell our families. Mm-hmm. You know, you do that when you’re ready. You both have suffered a big loss here right now. Okay? So just take your time. I want to get it over with. Will you tell everybody, sam and kris? I-I don’t think I could tell them. I’ll take care of it for you if you want me to. I do. I should tell my mom myself. But… everyone else, I… I will take care of it. Alright? As long as you two take care of each other, you don’t need to worry about anything. Yeah. Thank you. I don’t think I could face anybody right now. Not even my sisters. I guess that adam is doing the best he can, considering all of this pressure his parents are putting him under. I would probably crack. You, on the other hand, do well under pressure, maybe even thrive off of it. But not everybody is wired like that. I think we all have different levels of stress that we can deal with. It’s about learning how to deal with it and not allowing it to consume you. Yeah, well, that’s probably where your military training kicks in. But I know that adam doesn’t know how to handle it. He actually equates a 92% with failure. It sounds funny, but it’s actually really sad. He can’t enjoy what he’s learning. He can’t celebrate his accomplishments. He has these tough parents. He’s stressed out all the time. I mean, he’s probably been that way since he was a kid. It’s really too bad. It explains a lot about him, though.

[ Sighs ] It’s what’s so special about you. You’re always sticking up for people. Yeah, well, it doesn’t seem like anyone’s in adam’s corner. Well, he has you. If there’s anyone that can help him, it’s you. Yeah, yeah. I’m studying, dad. No, no, I am. Yeah, I have a great group of friends that I study with. Yes, mom told me how important this semester is. I know. Yes, I agree, it’s — it’S…

[ Sighs ] Look, I-I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing. No, I-I’m not doing — no, dad, I promise. I promise I’m not doing that anymore. Look, I-I’m fine. I’m fine, really. Yeah, but I’m just — I’m gonna tell you the truth. Are you capable of that? As it turns out, ava, yes, I am. Many years ago, cyrus showed up in pautuck. He — he — he set up an operation to import merchandise. He went into business with my family. He was a legit — he seemed like a legitimate businessman. He even gave mason a job. As the local kidnapper? As a distrib– well, okay, it’s just trucking, really. He was a trucker. And cyrus paid for my medical school. And that’s where things started to get a little dicey, because in cyrus’ mind, he was in business with my family and he foot the bill for my medical education. So he owned me. And so, when the opportunity came up for him to get an early release from pentonville, he wanted me to testify on his behalf. And you jumped at the chance, right? So your big boss could be free? Of course not, ava. I did…

[ Sighs ] He forced me to. I had to do what cyrus wanted me to do, because he got mason to kidnap you. So he knew I would do whatever he asked, because he knew that I care about you. My feelings for you were his leverage. And so, yeah, I told the judge what he wanted me to tell the judge, because the deal was that if I did that, then mason would let you go. Mason wasn’t supposed to try and kill you. Look [Sighs] Everything I did, I did because I wanted to save you. Please, ava, you — you really have to believe me. You know, sasha did great today, but she didn’t do it alone. And I doubt she would have done half as well without that hunky cowboy. Cody: The time that we spent hiding out at the cabin together, it changed the way that I think about you, sasha. I mean, obviously, I liked you before, ever since we shared biscotti at the quartermaines’.

[ Chuckles ] And I was furious about what gladys was doing to you. But at the cabin, I got to see what a strong and powerful, wonderful woman you are. And the time that we’ve been spending together is fun, but there’s more to that. Every time I see you, I just keep thinking, “when am I gonna get to see you again?” Just stop. Stop, please. You have to stop. Anna, I know if you had any idea that charlotte was in the apartment, you would not have pulled out your gun and shot a child. No, of course not. God, no. No. But I tell you, I was ready to shoot the person that I did think was inside there. Why were you so convinced that the person inside your apartment was a lethal threat? Evidence I found. Evidence that could be really damaging to someone high up in intelligence circles. This person does not want his past screw-ups to see the light of day. And I worked with him back in the wsb. And I documented everything, and I kept it. Where is this documented evidence? And do you still think he’s a threat? Overactive bladder? I’ve been there.I also used to plan my days around finding a bathroom, in fear of an embarrassing bladder accident. You’re not alone , and you don’t have to live like this. U know, I have been on with sasha three times now, and the difference between sasha alone and sasha with cody is night and day. Cody, everything you just said was so sweet and so reassuring, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me so much. I know that I would still be at ferncliff if it wasn’t for you. But? But…I am still mourning liam and brando. I have rushed past my grief before, and I realize that was a mistake. And I can’t make that mistake again. I have to be a whole person again before I can be with someone else. I was deeply disappointed in myself for falling for your lies. And now I see that maybe you have fallen for them yourself. Do you really think that you did everything you could to save me, because you testified on behalf of cyrus? Did you ever think about maybe going to sonny? Maybe you could have even gone to the cops. You could have come clean, you could have told them that — that cyrus was running the show and — and mason was following his orders. Ava, no, I couldn’t do that. No, you could! You wouldn’t! You wouldn’T. You wouldn’t risk going against cyrus, because you cared far too much about saving your own skin than you did about saving me! He needs to stop blowing up my phone. Who? Adam? No. Spencer. Is it about trina? Yes. She won’t respond to any of his calls or texts, so now he’s asking me to mediate. But I don’t want to break trina’s confidence. I also don’t want to lie to him. I don’t think you should get in the middle of it. Well, I’ll try, but they’re both my friends. I mean, I care about them both. Just hate to see them like this.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Freeze! Anna has made it clear she doesn’t want charlotte being investigated. Even though she possibly burned down her house, nothing justifies anna shooting her. No, there’s no justification for the shooting. It was a tragic accident. I know, but it’s all conflated for anna, right? And so she wants to protect charlotte and make sure no more harm can come to her. Which I don’t blame her for that. No, I-I-I agree.

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near you at abrysvo. Com. Me testifying on cyrus’ behalf was — was me trying to save you, ava. I-I was really just trying to help. Do you want to know who saved me? It wasn’t you. Josslyn jacks, dante falconeri, and sonny’s guy dex heller. They realized that I was missing when I didn’t pick up avery, and they tracked me down. If it had been left up to you, I would be dead at the bottom of a ravine! You are no hero. You are a skulking coward, following orders you knew were wrong, and all the while complaining that it wasn’t your fault. I did what cyrus asked me to do, ava, because I know firsthand what will happen if cyrus doesn’t get his way. I hate you. Yeah. I know. I’m sorry. I am. I’m — I’m truly sorry that I dragged you into all of this. I really care about you, ava. Oh, get out. Get out! Get out, get out, get out, get out!

[ Sighs ] Oh.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, just to clarify, is that a — a “no, never” or a “no for now”? It’s a “no for now.”

[ Chuckles ] But I don’t know how long “now” will last. And — and it’s not fair of me to ask you to wait for something that may never happen. You deserve better than that, cody. You’re not asking me to wait. I’m offering. Cody, no. My decision to make. I just made it. Look, if — if — if nothing ends up happening, that’s okay, too.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, I don’t consider myself a hopeful person. But you’ve given me hope that better things are coming for me. So, the next time that maxie calls me for a modeling gig, I won’t pick up the phone. Okay?

[ Chuckles ] Deception stands firmly behind the renewal of sasha’s contract. I have no doubt she can handle her spokesmodel duties solo. But you are right about one thing. And what’s that? Sasha and cody do make a great team, and deception has big plans for them. Mom! What’s wrong?

[ Sighs ] Come inside. I just came from molly and tj’S. Andrea, their surrogate, had a miscarriage. They lost their baby.

[ Sighing ] Oh. I’m so sorry. You haven’t put your tablet down since your mom left. Do you want to talk? I am deleting all evidence of websites where I looked for baby clothes, baby furniture, read about early childhood development. I want it gone. There’s no need to keep websites bookmarked for decorating a nursery. Moll, don’T. I got ahead of myself, tj, and I knew it, too. I should have just listened to my instincts, but I just — I got so excited, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the fantasy. Next time, I’m going to wait. I am not going to look at one website, order one stick of furniture, or so much as a onesie until the baby is born and in my arms. Well, if there is a next time, it will be without andrea. Are you blaming andrea for the miscarriage? Of course I’m not, no. I know it wasn’t her fault. But I saw her. She was devastated to lose our baby. And she told me that she — she can’t go through this again. So if we want to have a child, we’ll have to look for another surrogate. Yeah, brick, I need you to do a deep dive into this guy named jamison forsyth. He worked for the wsb years ago with anna devane. Hey. Oh, hi. Thank you so much for coming. What have you got here? Okay, so, all of this are reports and documents from my early days at the wsb. As you can see, I recorded everything. Uh, including incriminating information on a man that was pretty high up at the bureau. He ran the intelligence circle. So I, uh, made this initial discovery on halloween. I found an incriminating memo, and then an entry in one of my personal notebooks that backed up this memo, so I wanted robert to see it, and I took them over to show him. And then I thought, well, I should come back and see if there are any additional documents — documents that I knew were in this trunk when I went to robert. Obviously, I — I couldn’t look through it that night because of, um, charlotte. So, uh, I-I came back right now, and I thought I’d have a look through any of these reports, and…

[ Sighs ] And — and now they’re — they’re gone? Yeah. All the documents I took over to show robert and anything else that I might have had on this man is gone.

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Brooke: Here you go, sweetheart.

Hope: Thank you, mom. I knew you’d have more candles up at the house.

Brooke: Is this why you’re having Katie watch the kids?

Hope: Uh, yes. And I appreciate all the help I can get.

Brooke: All right. Well, I see what’s going on here. Would you like me to bring you some lingerie too?

Hope: Mom!

Brooke: Hope, come on. You know how I feel about your relationship with Thomas.

Luna: I know I shouldn’t be nervous, but I am.

RJ: You’re nerv– why are you nervous? It’s just my sister and your cousin. It’s just family.

Luna: No, Finn’s family. But Steffy’s the CEO of Forrester Creations and she’s a world renowned fashion icon. I just, I don’t know. I just, I really wanna make a good impression.

Finn: I’m– I’m so sorry.

Steffy: He’s– I just can’t believe it.

Finn: Is there anything I can do?

Steffy: My grandfather’s dying. His condition is so hopeless that he doesn’t want anyone to know about it, and I’m just supposed to just pretend like everything is normal when all I wanna do is just grab him and never let go.

Finn: Let’s reschedule tonight.

Steffy: No, no. I don’t wanna do that. We already sent the kids off with my mom. And I am looking forward to meeting the woman who is spending so much time with my little brother.

Hope: Uh, Mom, I think it’s pretty obvious that Thomas and I won’t be looking at fabric swatches tonight.

Brooke: Hope, please just hear me out. I understand that you wanna try to move on with your life and maybe have a little fun, especially after what happened today, but why does it have to be with Thomas?

Hope: Mom, you know why. We have a bond. We know each other. We trust each other. And I don’t have to beg for his undivided attention.

Brooke: Honey, that attention was unwanted at one time, remember? And very obsessive.

Hope: Okay, well, it’s not anymore. And Thomas is going to be here soon, so I should finish getting ready. So please, Mom, don’t worry. I got it under control. Everything is fine, okay? Everything is fine.

[ Brooke sighing ]

Luna: You think I’m being ridiculous.

RJ: No, I don’t think you’re being ridiculous. You’re right. Steffy’s a big deal in the fashion world. But hey, come on. One day, you could be too.

Luna: Okay.

RJ: What? What are you laughing at? No, I’m serious. Luna, come on. Look at you. You have drive. You have passion. You were able to handle all of the major players at that fashion show perfectly. My granddad already loves you. I mean, come on. I could go on. I hear– I hear, it’s a rumor, that, you know, the newest designer at Forrester is actually really taking a Liking to you.

Luna: Oh, yeah?

RJ: Yeah. Yeah, it’s a rumor, you know. Luna, I think his big sister is gonna realize just how beautiful and charming you are, just like he does.

Finn: Wild my cousin’s working at Forrester.

Steffy: You didn’t know Luna was into fashion?

Finn: Well, anyone who’s ever met her knows that. It’s just quite the coincidence.

Steffy: Well, she’s been good luck for us. Everybody at Forrester raves about her. And it seems like, uh, RJ is her biggest fan.

Finn: Well, I’m pretty sure you’ll be a fan, too, after tonight.

Steffy: I really hope so. Because RJ is such a sweet guy and he deserves a special woman.

Finn: That’s what my mom always said about me. Look how that turned out.

[ Knock on door ]

Hope: Thomas, you’re early.

Finn: Hey, what’s up?

RJ: Hi. Good to see you.

Finn: Come on in.

Luna: Hi.

RJ: For you, for the evening.

Finn: Oh, wow. Thank you. Oh, this is– this is great. I thought you were more of a beer guy.

RJ: Yeah, well, you know, special occasion. I thought– hey!

Steffy: Hi.

RJ: What’s up? Good to see you.

Steffy: Luna, so wonderful to meet you.

Luna: Hi. This is– I’ve– it’s– it’s wonderful to meet you, too. [ Chuckles ]

Steffy: Well, make yourself at home. We have charcuterie. We have some drinks. Come on in.

Finn: Yeah. Yeah, guys, come– come in.

RJ: Oh, this looks good.

Finn: Luna, like, how are you Liking L.A.?

Luna: I mean, I still can’t believe that I’m actually here. I mean, I’m driving past like, so many famous locations like movie studios and Beverly Hills. It’s pretty crazy.

Finn: Yeah. I– I was just saying how wild it is. I mean, my cousin is here living in L.A. And she’s working at Forrester Creations.

Luna: Yeah, it’s surreal. I mean, so much has happened in such a short amount of time.

RJ: Yeah. And she’s– she’s been a huge help too as well with Granddad’s collection. I mean, we– we could not have done it without her. She was helping getting all the materials we needed with that beautiful smile on her face the whole time.

Thomas: No, no, no. That’s actually, uh, that’s a great idea. Um, yeah, but actually I’m– I’m heading outta the office right now, but maybe we can talk about a first thing? I’ll talk to you then. Okay, bye.

Brooke: Oh, good, Thomas, you’re still here.

Thomas: Uh, yes, I am. But I am leaving actually right now.

Brooke: You in a hurry?

Thomas: Yes, I have dinner plans.

Brooke: Okay. Well, that can wait. I’d like to talk to you before you go see Hope.

Hope: What are you doing here, Liam?

Liam: What? Uh, well, uh, Beth has a– a sleepover this weekend and I thought she could, uh, use her sleeping bag. She’s not here, obviously, is she?

Hope: No, she is with Katie.

Liam: What is this? What– what– what are you doing? What are you wearing?

Hope: Oh, this– this is, uh, called lingerie.

Liam: Yeah, I know it– are you– are you expecting Thomas?

Hope: You know what? I will make sure that Beth has her sleeping bag when you come to pick her up, okay?

Liam: Okay. Well, I– I’m sorry. Hold on. We’re– we’re just not gonna talk about the scantily clad elephant in the room or what?

Hope: What? What? What? What do you want to know, Liam?

Liam: What I wanted– what I– touché. I guess I don’t know what I wanna know because– I– I– I– I’m sorry. I never asked you how far you and Thomas have gone because I didn’t think I wanted to know and– and now–

[ Liam scoffing ]

Hope: And now you know.

Steffy: So, you weren’t intimidated at all helping Eric Forrester create his most opulent line ever?

Luna: Uh, no. It was actually really fascinating and so inspiring, the way Eric just threw himself into his craft and he just found so much joy in everything, despite all that’s happening to him. I’m sorry, RJ told me that you just found out.

Steffy: Yeah. Still trying to process it.

Luna: I shouldn’t have brought it up, I’m sorry.

Steffy: No, it’s– it’s fine. It’s fine. I’m glad that you did. I think we should just get it out, you know, as a family.

Finn: Eric’s just not ready.

Steffy: Neither am I. Thought of losing our grandfather is unthinkable.

RJ: It’s okay. I couldn’t process it either when he told me and I had all these questions for him and– sorry. Yeah, it’s just, yeah. He just wanted to work on the collection, so that’s what we did. We got it done.

Luna: Yeah. I mean, it wasn’t grim, though. I mean, it was really long days, long hours, but, um, you and your grandfather made it really fun.

Finn: Well, something tells me that you helped with that, too.

RJ: She did. He would be– we’d working those long hours and he would start getting frustrated with the design or something and she’d just come right in and she’d like, ask him a question about his history in the fashion industry and his legacy. It was perfect. She was– she was amazing.

Luna: I mean, his stories were amazing and so funny.

[ Luna laughing ]

Steffy: Thank you, Luna. Seriously, thank you for being there for RJ and our grandfather, helping my brother carry this burden and distract our grandfather from this illness. You allowed them to enjoy their time together and I… I couldn’t be more grateful.

Thomas: If you know that I’m seeing Hope, then you know I don’t wanna be late.

Brooke: Okay. Uh, look, it’s been a long emotional day for everybody. So, maybe it’s best that you spend some time with your sister, your father.

Thomas: Anyone but your daughter. Look, I get it, Brooke. You still have misgivings about me, but your daughter doesn’t.

Brooke: That’s what worries me the most.

Thomas: What do you want me to do? You want me to apologize again?

Brooke: Apologizing doesn’t help unless you change your behavior.

Thomas: But I have changed my behavior. I– I have over and over again and you’ve told me that you’ve seen the change in me, the progression and so has my sister and my father. My entire family has, and so has your daughter. She’s told me that she truly believes in me now.

Hope: It’s already been a tough day. I just really want to unwind and enjoy my night with Thomas without any kind of drama, all right?

Liam: You– you wanna unwind with– are you even– are you even hearing yourself?

Hope: My plans don’t have to meet your approval, Liam.

Liam: Candles, wine, Lingerie. This is– this is the guy who let us think our daughter was dead, and now you’re inviting him into that same daughter’s home?

Hope: Beth and Douglas are away for the night.

Liam: Beth wouldn’t even be in our lives if Thomas had his way. We would still be grieving right now. Do you ever– do you ever think about that?

Hope: Liam, that was years ago. It wasn’t yesterday. And I get that this is a shock for you!

Liam: As an exercise, maybe just try imagining a life without Beth. Just– just imagine that. Imagine the kind of mind it takes to see your grief, to see your suffering and think, “Oh, this is going according to plan.” Just imagine that for a second. Then tell me how you wanna unwind with Thomas.

Steffy: Okay, Listen. Gotta admit something. We’ve, uh–

Finn: We’ve got– we’ve been really– we’ve been really busy.

Steffy: Yeah, we have. I mean, obviously, with family stuff and me being away and–

Finn: We– we normally, but we just did not have time to cook.

Steffy: So, we– we ordered in.

Finn: Yeah.

Luna: Okay. Well, takeout’s my favorite food group.

RJ: Takeout is the food group, so yeah.

Finn: But you guys are gonna love this place. It’s– it’s right down by the pier. Um, and– oh, unless, um, do you still have that thing about fish?

Luna: Oh, my gosh! How do you still remember that?

Finn: Well, it turns out taking your little cousin to a seafood restaurant after visiting the aquarium is a supremely bad idea.

Steffy: Ooh. Yeah.

Luna: Okay. But I have matured a lot since then.

Finn: No. Yeah, but it– but it sounds like you’re just as sensitive and caring as ever.

Steffy: Well, that’s exactly what we need at Forrester. It’s so important to have people in your life that you can rely on knowing that they’re gonna be there through anything. That’s what matters. Real security. I’m just glad to be home with my family. Be back at Forrester. I’m really excited to work with you again, RJ. And I’m excited to get to know you more, Luna.

RJ: Well, here’s to the future.

Steffy: To the future.

Finn: To the future. Cheers.

Thomas: Look, I can’t help the way that you feel right now, Brooke, but I’m also not gonna allow your emotions to affect mine.

Brooke: Thomas, I’m concerned about you as well. I don’t want you to get hurt in this situation either.

Thomas: Nobody is going to get hurt. Hope and I have told you that.

Brooke: Okay. I don’t get it. You are a handsome, successful man surrounded by beautiful, intelligent women everywhere you go.

Thomas: Thank you. But like I’ve told Hope, I only wanna be with her.

Brooke: She doesn’t feel the same way. She doesn’t love you like that, Thomas.

Thomas: She has been burned by love. She doesn’t even believe in it right now.

Brooke: And she’ll never forget the pain that you caused her and her family. That will always be there. There is no way around it.

Thomas: I understand where you’re coming from. Look, yes, we’ve been having amazing times recently. That hasn’t changed that we have had issues in the past. It’s very complicated, but the– the moments that we have had over the last few months have been incredible.

Brooke: Okay. Well, Hope is lost right now. She’s not herself. But she’s going to find her way back. And when she does, this connection that you feel like you have with her is going to be cut.

Liam: Okay. So, you have just forgotten everything Thomas has done to us.

Hope: No, Liam, I haven’t.

Liam: I mean, like, should we review this is the same guy who, uh, convinced us our daughter was dead, used his son to get close to you.

Hope: Thomas has taken responsibility for that, Liam. He’s grown.

Liam: Oh, give me a break. The closer he gets to you, the more unhinged he becomes. How do you not see that by now?

Hope: Because Thomas has changed, Liam. How have you not seen that? And so have I.

Liam: What does that even mean?

Hope: It means I’m not the same woman I was before. I mean, my world got turned upside down when our marriage imploded. And after years of forgiving you, to see you not offer me an ounce of understanding, for you to just turn your back so callously? And I thought I knew you. So, uh, yeah. No. Now, I see the world in a whole new way, and you, of all people, do not get to stand there and judge me.

Liam: I’m not– I’m not– I’m not judging you. I’m scared for you. Move on if you want, just not with Thomas.

Hope: Oh. Oh, you mean a man that prioritizes me and who doesn’t have eyes for other women? Who loves me? Yeah. You don’t get to sit there and tell me to move on and dump him when things got hard for us and you went and ran to Steffy.

Liam: I am sorry that I hurt you… but you and I are connected for the rest of our life because of our daughter, because of Beth. My kids are the most important thing in the world to me. I love them, which means I’m gonna worry for them, which means I’m gonna worry for you. And damn if I don’t still love you. Always will.

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Young & The Restless Transcript


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Nikki: Claire! Claire, answer me!

[ Nikki sighing ] All right, I have to think. I have to think. What is happening? What arrangements is she making in genoa city? What do you want from me? All right. Just calm down. You’ve dealt with worse than this. All that matters right now is getting out of here. I can figure this out. I can do this and when I’m out… there’ll be hell to pay!

Victoria: Why am I not surprised that you two are here? You’ve just come from being with dad. Am I right?

Adam: Yes, we have.

Victoria: And you want to try to convince me to stay on at newman because now you are the good and faithful son all of a sudden. Even though everybody knows that’s a lie, except for dad, who’s desperate to believe it because otherwise, you’re just a reminder that not everything victor newman touches is golden.

Adam: Yeah. And you hate the fact that maybe I did the right thing, for the right reasons. Because then you would have to take me seriously and would consider that victor might actually trust me. And that terrifies you, doesn’t it?

Victoria: No. See what terrifies me actually is that you might blow up the family and the company. But on a personal level, not a chance.

Nick: Okay. Will you two just stop, okay? Things are actually blowing up around us and we need to figure out a way on how to fix it.

Adam: You’re right. I’m sorry, victoria.

Victoria: I’m so sorry, adam.

Nick: There we go. That was nice. Okay, let’s get to the point of why we’re here. Vic, what is it gonna take to convince you to stay at newman?

Lily: So, what do you think?

Jill: I think it’s beautiful. It may have been devon’s before, but you certainly made it your own. This is a lovely place to call home, honey.

Lily: Yeah, I think so too. And with devon and abby at the chancellor house again…

Jill: Ah, yes, devon and abby. And with little dominic racing up and down the halls.

Lily: You think katherine would care about his little handprints on the walls?

Jill: I think katherine would frame those little handprints.

Lily: Ah, true. Can I get you something? Water? Coffee?

Jill: No, I can’t stay long and I assume you didn’t invite me over here to admire your décor, so–

Daniel: Actually, no, she didn’T. There’s been a development at chancellor-winters that you need to hear about.

Jill: What? Something’s happened.

Lily: Yeah, you could say that. Daniel learned more about mamie’s interest in the company.

Jill: Well, then I damn well want to know about it. Let’s hear it.

Daniel: The infiltration doesn’t stop with mamie. The man behind the curtain is none other than tucker mccall.

Jill: Tucker mccall and mamie johnson? Well, that is a match made in hell.

Audra: Thank you.

Tucker: Hey, I got your text. Where’s the fire?

Audra: Have a seat, tucker. You know, in fact, why don’t you grab a drink? You’re not gonna like this.

Diane: Kyle, what’s wrong?

Kyle: Um. Why don’t– why don’t you pour yourself a drink? You’re gonna need it. Hi, my name is damioniane: What’s going on?

Kyle: I hate doing this, for a bunch of reasons.

Diane: Doing what? What is it?

Kyle: It– it’s bad, mom. It’s bad. There will be a lot of “I told you so”s and a lot of groveling on my part to dad. But I– mom, I hope you’ll at least understand why I did the things I did.

Diane: All right. Go on.

Kyle: I’m ashamed and I’ve rationalized a lot to myself and now–

Diane: Kyle, sweetheart, look who you’re talking to. Whatever it is, I– I promise. No– no judgment. Just support, you know that, right?

Kyle: If I didn’t know that, I’d keep this to myself and let it eat me alive. Mom, I– I almost sold out dad and jabot. I almost sold out our entire family to tucker mccall.

Tucker: Okay. Hit me.

Audra: Um… kyle suddenly grew a conscience.

Tucker: Ah. How big of a conscience?

Audra: He’s backing out of our arrangement.

Tucker: And?

Audra: Tucker, there’s every possibility he’s gonna tell his father.

Tucker: Oh, I would say it’s a certainty. Jack already suspects I have something in the works. Kyle will confirm it. The abbotts are nothing, if not predictable.

[ Audra scoffing ]

Audra: So, you knew this was coming? You knew kyle would back out?

Victoria: Well, I gotta say, you know, this is quite a moment. The two of you working in tandem at dad’s command.

Nick: It wasn’t a command.

Adam: Actually, it was a command.

Victoria: You know, if dad ordered you to bring me back to newman, I’m afraid that he’s gonna be very disappointed and you are gonna let him down. I mean, of course, he knows that I would come back if you walk away. Or better yet, if he fires you. Otherwise, I’ll have to respectfully decline.

Adam: Well, there you go, nick. We got our answer. Do you want me to call dad or are you gonna do it?

Nick: What our dad wants is for the three of us to work together, okay? Now, a day ago, you were terrified about losing dad, right? Well, it turns out dad is the same victor newman he always has been. He wants the three of us to work together at his company, and he is not wrong.

Victoria: You know, I just think that that’s kind of funny. Coming from the guy that left newman.

Nick: Okay. That’s fair. I’ll admit it. I was wrong. My place is at newman and it always has been. I’m back, vic, 100%.

Victoria: Well, I guess two out of three isn’t bad. I hope you guys have a really wonderful time working together and I hope dad enjoys every minute of it.

Nick: Oh, come on. Are you really gonna do this to me?

Victoria: What, nicholas? What is being done to you?

Nick: I am stuck in the middle between dad and adam with no ally. Do you think that sounds appealing to me?

Victoria: Well, you’re the one that wants to stay on no matter what.

Nick: Look, we both know that eventually he’s gonna do something stupid and shoot himself in the foot. It is inevitable.

Adam: Okay. Not that I don’t treasure the kind words of encouragement, but need I remind you that I didn’t plan any of this. Now, victor seems to have confidence in me, so why can’t the two of you?

Nick: If adam implodes and no one is there to mitigate the fallout, he’s gonna drag dad and the company down with him.

Adam: You realize that I can hear you, right?

Nick: You need to stop talking and let me handle this.

Adam: Okay because you’re doing such a great job. I think you’ve actually got her on the hook–

Nick: Adam, enough.

Adam: Okay. I’m done. Not another peep from me.

Nick: Like it or not, this is an all-or-nothing scenario. Either the three of us work together or we’re all out and dad is gonna clean house.

Victoria: And yet somehow, adam will even survive that.

Adam: It’s a gift.

[ Lock clicking ]

Nick: Vic, think about it. Dad faked this mental decline to prove a point and it worked. Nate ended up showing his true colors.

Victoria: They’re not as malicious as you or dad wants to think.

Nick: This isn’t about nate. All right. Look, I hate even saying this out loud, but someday the decline is going to be real and do we want him to be the one who’s on the inside looking out for dad and the company?

Adam: Oh, perish the thought.

Nick: I thought you said you were gonna be quiet.

Adam: Oh, well, I lied.

Nick: Would we really be okay with letting him be in charge if, heaven forbid, something did happen to dad?

Victoria: Of course not. But you’ll be there, right?

Nick: Vic, we need each other, all right? We are the safety net between dad and adam.

[ Adam chuckling ]

Adam: My god, you two are unbelievable. I could negotiate world peace, I could cure cancer, eliminate global warming and feed the poor and you would still think, “that son of a bitch is still up to something.” Listen, I’m only gonna say this once, so listen carefully. All I care about is making this work. I don’t wanna best you. I have no interest in tanking the company and destroying my son’s inheritance, even to spite my loving siblings. Okay? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll let you get back to your boring little tedious conspiring on how to shackle me and throw me into the newman dungeon. I care about one thing and one thing only: What our dad thinks. And as long as he’s got my back, I don’t care how much you two distrust me. But you know who will care about it? Victor newman. So good luck with that.

Nick: So, what’s it gonna be?

Daniel: My mother told me that tucker made some sizable investments through mamie’s financial firm. There you go.

Jill: So, has it been confirmed?

Daniel: Lily’s team verified it.

Lily: In and of itself, it proves nothing. But, I mean, why would tucker invest millions into an account that’s being managed by the same person who bought victor’s share of chancellor-winters?

Jill: Wow. Does devon know?

Daniel: No. No, he doesn’T. I wanted to get your reaction first and lily’s before dragging devon into it. I mean, his relationship with his father is already complicated. I didn’t really feel like it was my place to make matters any worse until we at least knew more.

Jill: Well, there’s no way that tucker isn’t involved in whatever it is mamie is up to. In fact, it was probably his idea in the first place.

[ Jill chuckling ] And she’s just too happy to go along with it. Those two really wanna screw me over. Both of them.

Tucker: I had a pretty good feeling kyle would choke. I said I would put him to the test and I meant it, but I knew the outcome. The kid just doesn’t have it in him.

Audra: So, you knew this would happen, but didn’t keep me in the loop?

Tucker: And run the risk of you overplaying your hand again? Why would I do that?

Audra: So, in other words, you’re putting me to the test as well. Do you trust anyone tucker?

Tucker: Mm-mm. And neither should you. And frankly, I’m a little disappointed in you.

Audra: For what?

Tucker: For not expecting kyle to do exactly what he did. You of all people should know that carnal attraction only goes so far.

Audra: Well, thank you for your deep and important life lessons.

Tucker: Plus, I learned all too brutally from ashley that– that abbott blood is– is thick as tar.

Audra: So, what now?

Tucker: You relax. We have a drink, we bide our time. This is all part of the process for junior. But believe me, we haven’t heard or seen the last of kyle abbott. So i

Kyle: You know how I felt I deserved to be reinstated as co-ceo of jabot. And not entitled, not nepoed in. Deserved.

Diane: Of course. And I wanted that for you and for jabot.

Kyle: Yeah, and we both knew that was never gonna happen. Dad was not gonna risk sending billy off the rails by taking his position away from him. And yeah, I was pissed.

Diane: I don’t blame you. Kyle, what did you do?

Kyle: I vented to audra and she tempted me with an offer.

Tucker: So, what kyle’s gonna do is confess to mommy and daddy as much of this as his courage will allow. And he’ll play the victim. “Poor me. Even after all I’ve done for jabot and all I’ve contributed.” Blah, blah, blah. And then you, jezebel. He will claim that you have, um, you’ve preyed on his emotions and tried to lure him into your web. Forced him to make bad choices, choices that involve tucker mccall. And he’s so ashamed to admit it, but he was tempted.

Kyle: Tucker and audra have a plan to stage a hostile takeover at jabot, but I don’t know the specifics and tucker has no interest in having any hands-on involvement running the company. He’s leaving that to audra.

Diane: And in turn, audra has offered you the position that jack wouldn’t give you.

Audra: If you knew this would happen, then it’s clearly what you wanted. But why?

Tucker: Jack, because he’s so predictable, is gonna use his son the way he tried to use his brother and send kyle right back into the belly of the beast. I’m the beast, of course. Only this time as a mole.

Victor: Hi.

Victoria: Hi.

Victor: What can I do for you?

Victoria: I just came by to thank you.

Victor: Thank me for what?

Victoria: For making it so obvious how little my feelings and my opinions mean to you.

Victor: What are you talking about?

Victoria: Daddy, you sent nicholas and adam by to basically emotionally strong-arm me into staying at newman. Really? I mean, in other words, you have zero respect for my instincts.

Victor: Oh, your instincts. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s right. Wait a minute, your instincts that led you to billy boy abbott, J.T. Hellstrom, ashland locke and now, nate hastings. Hell of an instinct.

Victoria: My personal life has nothing to do with this. It’s business. You’re always the one who says it’s not personal, it’s business, so please leave my exes out of this, please.

Victor: My dear girl–

Victoria: This is about you that’s the problem.

Victoria: My personal life has nothing to do with this. It’s business. You’re always the one who says it’s not personal, it’s business, so please leave my exes out of this, please.

Victor: My dear girl–

Victoria: This is about you and me and what I bring to the table.

Victor: The problem is that you bring your personal business into the office. That’s the problem.

Victoria: Well, I’m sorry then, daddy. I’m confused. Why do you even want me back here?

Victor: Two reasons. For your mother and for yourself.

[ Stairs creaking ]

[ Nikki panting ]

Nikki: Hello. Hello. Please. Please, someone help me. Oh, god. Damn it!

[ Nikki gasping ]

Nikki: What do you want?

Claire: Tell you and spoil the surprise? I wouldn’t dream of it. Not until everyone’s here.

Nikki: Who?

Claire: That family that you cherish so much. Although god knows why? They are as dysfunctional as any family I’ve ever seen. They think they’re so superior, so above it all. They hurt people over perceived threats. They– they discard people like trash who they think are of no use to them. You all are the worst kind of people. Vicious, sanctimonious. You disgust me.

Nikki: What are you talking about?

Claire: Did you really believe that the time would never come to even the score? I have been very patient. I have waited long enough. Time’s up. Hm. That’s it. Close your eyes. Sleep. You’ll have your answers very soon. You’re not gonna like them, but you deserve all the pain they’ll cause.

Nikki: Stay away from my family.

Claire: Sorry, nikki. You’re not calling the shots anymore.

Victor: You know damn well, it means everything to your mother to have you here and thrive.

Victoria: Well, it’s just a little hard to thrive when you’re constantly pushing me down.

Victor: What do you mean I’m constantly pushing you down? What the hell are you talking about? You have sat in this chair for how long? I’m pushing you down? Watch your tone.

Victoria: You know what? Mom might actually have more respect for me if I call you out on your constant and outrageous acceptance of adam. In spite of all of his underhanded and hurtful and egregious moves that he’s always making. You know what, daddy? I think mom would actually even maybe applaud me if I cleaned out my desk and I walked away. Tell me something. How does it benefit me? How do I thrive by sticking around here and watching you continue to make excuses for adam every time he tries to stick a knife in your back.

Victor: Let me ask you something. What would you have without this company? Without me? You have nothing.

Diane: I get it. I completely understand the temptation. I– I really do. But the important thing is you didn’t act on it. That’s what matters.

Kyle: But I considered it.

Diane: But clearly, you regret that and now you’ve done the right thing. I’m– I’m proud of you.

Kyle: Yeah, I don’t know if I deserve that. I definitely didn’t expect it.

Diane: What did you expect?

Kyle: I don’t know. I thought you’d probably use it as another opportunity to rip into audra again. Or at least remind me of what an idiot I was to get involved with her in the first place.

Diane: I think I’ve said enough about that. You don’t need to hear it again.

Kyle: Now, all I have to do is tell dad.

Diane: No. No, not yet.

Audra: Look, I can see your logic about jack trying to use kyle as a mole. It’s the kind of thing the abbotts think is clever. But what I don’t think you’re taking into account is that kyle has obviously lost his nerve, which proves he’s weak. You know, why would he be so willing to just throw himself back into that arena?

Tucker: Because he’s so desperate for his dad’s approval.

Audra: Okay. That’s fair. So, I assume the plan would be to use this to our advantage by pointing kyle in exactly the wrong direction.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s one way to go about it.

Jill: I have been knocking on your door upstairs for the last five minutes. I assumed you were avoiding me.

Tucker: Why in the world would I do that? You know that feeling of having to rewash dishesthat didn’t get clean? I don’T. Cascade platinum plus has me doing dishes… differently. Scrub? Soak? Nope. I just scrape, load and I’m done. Only platinum plus is bigger.

With double the dawn grease

fighting power

and double

the scrubbing power.

For a no rewash clean…

and a cabinet ready shine.

Kyle: Why shouldn’t I go ahead and confess to dad? Mom, I hate the idea of looking him in the eye and pretending that nothing is wrong.

Diane: Don’t do that to yourself. Instead, recognize this as an opportunity and turn it into something positive. You’re just going to need some more information.

Kyle: I– I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Diane: Well, let me spell it out for you. It’s time that you turn the tables on audra and take advantage of her for a change.

Kyle: Mom, why would I do that?

Diane: Why? So you can find out what she and tucker are really planning and then you can bring the details back to your father. You don’t have to tell him that you almost fell into their trap. You can even say that this has been your plan all along. Just think how proud he’ll be of you.

Kyle: That would be a lie.

Diane: No, it would be a slight manipulation of the order of events. And he would be proud and grateful.

Kyle: Mom, I just–

Diane: So grateful, in fact, that he will forget all of this billy nonsense and give you exactly what you want.

Jill: Sweetie, would you excuse us, please? I need to talk to this one by myself.

Tucker: Would you mind?

Audra: Not at all.

Tucker: And, uh, contact me when you hear from that friend we were discussing.

Audra: Yeah, of course. Nice seeing you, jill.

Tucker: Is it just me or has it been too long?

Jill: Oh, it’s just you. Listen, tucker, I don’t wanna play games here. Okay, I don’t want any dancing around the issues or any snappy comebacks because I don’t have the time or the patience for it.

Tucker: What about just a few seconds to reminisce?

Jill: I know that you were behind mamie’s decision to invest in chancellor-winters. And I also know that for years, you’ve resented the fact that I’m running the company that your mama–

Tucker: Now, let’s leave katherine out of this, shall we?

Jill: Fair enough. Okay. I just came here to tell you that you do not intimidate me. As a matter of fact, you don’t even worry me.

Tucker: Really? Jill, you wouldn’t be sitting here if that were true. You’re worried because you know I have a plan. And that scares you because my plans don’t often fail.

Jill: Well, I guess I’ll just have to check with ashley on that one.

Lily: No matter what happens between jill and tucker, I have to tell devon what we found out.

Daniel: Okay. Maybe you should at least wait until we find out what tucker is actually up to.

Lily: Well, I mean, even if it’s nothing, I have to tell hi

Lily: No matter what happens between jill and tucker, I have to tell devon what we found out.

Daniel: Okay. Maybe you should at least wait until we find out what tucker is actually up to.

Lily: Well, I mean, even if it’s nothing, I have to tell him what’s going on.

Daniel: You don’t think that maybe he’s already a little suspicious?

Lily: Well, no, I know he is. I know he already talked to tucker about a possible connection to mamie. But one of the caveats of us working together again was full transparency and I take that very seriously. And plus, I hate the turmoil that he’s in over his father.

Daniel: I just think it’s a little premature. I mean, what if you say something to him and it blows up that turmoil even more before we get a chance to confirm whether it’s true or not?

Lily: I mean, look, devon is a strong intelligent person. If I tell him that we have this information, but we’re still digging, he’ll understand that. I think he would appreciate that a lot more than being left in the dark.

Victoria: So, you think that my life is empty without you and newman? Really? I mean, that’s the daughter that you think you raised. Oh, my god. Have you ever had any respect for me, at all?

Victor: I did very much.

Victoria: Did? Past tense?

Victor: Without this company to focus on, I’m worried that you’ll spin out.

Victoria: Oh, I see. So, you really think that I am that frail and unbalanced. That if I chose not to tolerate adam and accept this subservient role that I have here at newman, that I am that weak and that I– I would fall apart. Really, dad?

Victor: I honestly don’t know what to think about you anymore, all right?

Nick: I had a feeling this is where you were headed. How bad has it gotten?

Victoria: Well, dad seems seems to think that I– I live a meaningless life and that I would just completely fall apart without his guidance. Maybe I will, dad. Maybe you’re right. Maybe that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. I’m just gonna fall apart.

Victor: Okay.

Victoria: Yeah, I’m just gonna completely lose control. Look out, world! Victoria newman is about to spin out.

Nick: Vic…

[ Nick sighing ]

Nikki: Who’s there?

Nick: Hi. Is, uh, sharon in? Okay. Could I get a green tea? Thank you.

Audra: Tucker.

Tucker: Uh, I’ll call you later. It’s all good.

[ Victor sighing ]

Nikki: Victor.

Victor: That’s my sweet baby. Sh, you have to keep quiet. You can’t alert anyone that I’m here, all right?

Nikki: No.

Victor: But I’m gonna get you out of here.

Nikki: Victor, I don’t know what’s going on. Why is claire doing this to me? What does she want?

Victor: Sweetheart, everything is gonna be all right. Right now, you’re going to have to hold very still, okay? It’s going to hurt when I pull it out, all right?

Nikki: Okay. All right.

Victor: So, you ready?

Nikki: Yeah.

Victor: Okay.

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[rhythmic electronic music playing]

[grunting] Hey.

[music stops] Hey. I’m sorry if I disturbed you.

No. You’re not disturbing me at all.

[country rock music]

You’re not really eating much.

My eggs are a little cold.

Well, why don’t you ask them to heat them up for you?

It’s fine. I’m not that hungry.

Did you see this… crazy editorial your ex published this morning? “What He Did for Love: the Lady Whistleblower Story”?

I saw it.

I mean, I know Everett’s new to town, probably doesn’t know Leo’s story, but you’d think he’d– at least as the new editor in chief, he would have asked some questions. What kind of idiot would give him the idea to make Leo Stark into a folk hero?

Actually, that idiot was me.

[chuckles lightly]

[line ringing]

Xander, what do you want?

Just calling to see how your mother is doing today.

She’s much better.

I’m glad to hear it. I assume this means that we’re moving forward with the custody hearing. No reason for another postponement.

My mother and Victor’s anniversary was yesterday. So that’s obviously not a problem today.

All right then.

Xander, why are you really calling?

I’m sorry?

Did you consider what I said yesterday about your flawed legal strategy?

I considered it.

So are you waving the white flag, or are you actually reckless enough to have Eric testify that I am an unfit parent?

[tense music]

Konstantin. Hello again.

Oh! Good morning. Steve Johnson, is it?

Good memory.


So you just came to pick up some breakfast?

Oh, Maggie loves the croissants from here. I thought I’d bring some home for her.

Oh? I thought you might be heading to Saxton’s. I hear they’re having a big sale.

Oh, I do love a good sale. Thanks for the tip.

But it’s not really a tip, is it?

[tense music] You already knew about the sale. You purchased an item there yesterday, % off.

Well, I was–

You lied, Konstantin. Question is, why?

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

[chuckles] I really should hop in the shower, though. But before I do, have you thought any more about my offer?

Yes, I have. And thank you for giving me the night to think about it.

Of course. So?

So… I would love to run “Bella” magazine again.


But, um–

[nervous chuckle] This whole living-working situation here, it could get really sweaty– I mean, messy.

I know what you mean. But we are just roommates, right? We’re friends.

Friends? Yes, we were friends with benefits. And…I don’t know. If things were to evolve– I hope I’m not getting too ahead of myself here.

No, no, not at all. I’ve actually thought about that myself.

Have you?

I have. And I’ve come to the conclusion that, in case this evolution does occur, think we’re mature enough to figure it out. But if working at “Bella” is going to be weird and make things strange for you, you know–

No. No. I want–I want the job. I want it all. I mean–


[fake laughs] I know what you mean. So then congratulations. I couldn’t be more excited to have you on board.


Sorry. I, uh–I didn’t mean to call you–

An idiot? I’ve been called worse.

[country rock music]

So the column about Leo, that was– that was your idea?

Well, I didn’t suggest the love story angle. That was all Everett. But I have to admit, kind of brilliant.

Brilliant? And why would it be a good idea to defend Leo Stark, of all people?

You’ve been in PR for months now. You really don’t know?

No, I really don’t know.

The majority of “Spectator” readers loved Lady Whistleblower. And those who didn’t read his column because it made them angry. He got the most clicks every single week. They miss it. They miss him. So the last thing we want to do is have them blame the new editor or, worse, lose interest.

So it was just Everett’s way of announcing himself to the leadership, then?

Look, I know you’re upset. It’s not about Leo, is it? It’s about Everett.

Yeah. And how am I supposed to feel, Stephanie? I mean, this guy comes out of a coma, and he moves to Salem. He gets a job in town. And the first thing he does is hire you to represent him. Now, every time I turn around, you two are together, reminiscing about the good old days, discussing problems in our relationship.

I’m not sure what you want from me, Chad.

Well, for starters, when he asked you to take him on as a client, you could have said no.

[phone beeps]

[gentle music]

[phone beeps]

Sarah, you– you can’t honestly– you can’t honestly believe that I’m going to stop fighting for my daughter.

No, I just thought you would want to save face instead of humiliating yourself in court.

How would calling Eric to the stand be humiliating for me?

Because he’s a hostile witness. He’s more likely to say something bad about you than he is me. And your argument that I’m a bad parent because I lied about the paternity of his baby is the height of hypocrisy. I mean, you were a part of that lie.

Oh, you want to talk about hypocrisy? Why don’t we talk about how you started this by trying to conceal that I even had a daughter?

None of that matters now.

It matters to me. Sarah, I– I wanted to be reasonable. But you wouldn’t even entertain the notion of co-parenting.

Because I don’t want you a part of my life or Victoria’s.

Then I guess I’ll see you in court, won’t I?

[tense music]

Let me guess–Xander?

He’s impossible. He’s–he’s going to go ahead with this sham of a custody hearing.

Well, what can I do?

Could you watch Victoria for me? Please. It would be such a huge help. They–they called me in for an early shift at the hospital, and then I have to go to court.

Of course. I would be delighted to watch our precious granddaughter.

Thank you. I hope you don’t have any plans.

I was going Christmas shopping. But I can do that any time, preferably with you and Victoria by my side. I–I could also use some help with some ideas about, you know, getting something for Konstantin.

[tense music]

Konstantin? Is he planning to stay here through Christmas?

What exactly am I lying about?

You gave Maggie a tablecloth. You told her it had belonged to Victor. You claimed you had it flown specially from Greece for her anniversary. But I found the price tag that proves you bought it at Saxton’s. You lied.

All right. You caught me. I lied to Maggie.


Because she was having such a terrible day missing Victor, and– and I wanted to– oh, my English is so bad– I wanted to lift her spirits.

So you pretended to have something from the old country?

By the time I found out about their anniversary, it was too late to have something shipped from the villa. So… I lied. I told a white lie, yes. But did I feel good about it? Of course not. But after seeing how excited she was when she saw that tablecloth, it was all well worth it. Please, Steve… don’t tell Maggie.

I’m not going to tell her because I don’t want to upset her. But this better not be part of a pattern. If you do anything to hurt her–

I would never. Victor was very important to me. And so is his widow.


Maggie is very lucky to have friends like you. Good day, Mr. Johnson.

What’s up, boss?

I saw that you turned off comments on the Leo Stark piece.

Yeah. Some readers had very impassioned thoughts.

Well, congratulations. Views and clicks have skyrocketed in the past hours. Apparently, I made the right decision when I hired you.

I appreciate that.

I had my doubts at first, obviously. I mean, following your ex all the way here to Salem for a low-profile local news gig is not exactly promising, is it?

[chuckles] Yeah, but you got a nice discount considering I’d been in a coma for a year.

You are an experienced journalist, which is more than I can say for myself.

Happy to have a job.

Even though you’ve just found out that our long-term viability is in question?

I’ll admit, I didn’t do my proper due diligence– was surprised to learn about the paper’s recent financial woes. But I’m glad I had the good sense to hire the best PR firm in town. Stephanie really delivered big time.

You’re telling me that I should have turned down a potentially lucrative client because you don’t like it that we used to date?

No, I didn’t say that. You can do whatever you want.

Gee, thanks.

What I am saying is I think that there’s a dozen PR firms that Everett could have hired, and there’s a thousand towns he could have moved to. So you don’t think there’s some kind of ulterior motive?

Right, because it couldn’t possibly be about the quality of my work.

That’s not what I said. I know you’re the best.

And Everett knows it too. Not to mention that he’s comfortable with me. But obviously, you’re uncomfortable working on this project, so I’m happy to keep our project siloed.

I’m not uncomfortable.

No, actually, you’re jealous.

That’s what you want, isn’t it?

Excuse me?

Well, you want more of a commitment than I’m ready to give right now, so maybe you used Everett as a way to put my feet to the fire.

You really think that’s what I want, Chad? To pressure you into proposing? Well, you obviously don’t know me at all because you are dead wrong. You see, I don’t want someone whose hand has to be forced. I want someone who loves me and truly wants to be with me.

I do love you. And I do want to be with you. I just–


Let’s just end the conversation before– before one of us says something we’re going to regret. Enjoy your breakfast.


Oh, oh, sweaty, sweaty. I’m sorry. Very, very sweaty.

That’s OK. Sweaty is good. I mean, you’re good. It’s good.


It’s good.

I’m just–I’m excited, you know?

Yeah. So when do I start?

I just got to make it official with the board. But I can make that call right away, if you’re ready.

I am so ready.

Good, good.

I have so many ideas about where I want to take things, you know?


Awesome. God, it just– it feels so good to know that somebody finally believes in me again.

It feels good here too.

That’s really cool, man.

Yeah. Anniversary present from the kids.

Sweet. It’s very thoughtful.

Yeah. You know, for a guy who spent most of his life chasing a past he doesn’t remember, it is so nice to be able to look over here at this family tree and just reflect on everything Marlena and I have built.

Yeah. You got a lot to be proud of, buddy.

Yeah. Well, so do you, partner. You know what I was thinking? Why don’t we take the girls away someplace really nice this weekend? Huh, what do you say? I mean, it’s perfect timing. I mean, things are kind of quiet on the Black Patch front right now.

Funny you should mention that.

No. What? A new case?

Yeah. Well, I guess you could kind of call it a case. It’s not going to bring in any revenue. But I think we need to investigate Maggie’s new friend.

[soft dramatic music]

I don’t know what Konstantin’s plans are for the holidays. But if he wants to stay, he’s certainly welcome.

And you want to buy him a gift either way?

Well, he’s given me so many thoughtful gifts since the moment he arrived– the photo album, that beautiful portrait of Victor. Do you know he had shipped in a lace tablecloth from Victor’s home in Greece for our anniversary?

Yeah. That was very kind of him.

Which is why I’d like to repay him for his kindness.

I mean, letting him stay here indefinitely– that’s pretty generous.

Sarah, do you have a problem with Konstantin?

No, no. I mean, he’s fine. But–

But what?

[sighs] Mom, I mean… you just lost Victor. And you’re getting awfully close to Konstantin awfully fast. Don’t you think it’s a little too fast?

You think I’m spending too much time with Konstantin? Where is this coming from?

Well, the man was a stranger before Victor died, and now he’s living with us?

I invited him to stay here.

And I know that he’s brought you comfort, which is great. But doesn’t he have a life to get back to in Greece?

Well, of course he does, but–

And also, all these gifts that he’s showering you with, like–

And what’s wrong with that?

I don’t know, Mom. Like, it’s just starting to feel like maybe he wants something in return from you.

[soft dramatic music]

And you think Konstantin is doing all this just to get me in bed?

No, no, no.


That’s not what–

Sarah, listen. I appreciate your concern. But Konstantin is not a stranger. I mean, Victor grew up with him. And out of respect for my late husband, I will extend the hospitality that I know Victor would have wanted for his friend.

OK. I know how generous Victor was with his friends. And I also know he was savvy and careful, and maybe you should be too.

And maybe you should mind your own business.

All right. So how did this Konstantin react when you busted his ass on this tablecloth BS?

He was very genial. He had an answer for everything. He said basically what Kayla said– that he lied to Maggie to cheer her up.

But you’re not buying that?

Come on. Victor dies. Maggie inherits half the estate. And all of a sudden, this guy we barely heard of shows up out of the blue, makes himself indispensable to Maggie.

So you think he’s just after her money?

Shameless grifter targets lonely widow, mountain of cash– sounds like a headline to me.

[mysterious music]

[soft country music]


Steph, hey. I was going to text you earlier, but much better to say it in person.

Is something wrong?

No, no, no, just the opposite. I wanted to say thank you. Xander is so thrilled with the analytics we did on the editorial. Your PR strategy was brilliant.

Glad someone thinks so.

Chad? Something I can help you with?

Is your–your new editor in chief around?

No, he popped out for a coffee.

OK, good. I was hoping to speak to you alone.

What’s this about?

How would you like to sell me your half of “The Spectator?”

[suspenseful music]

You’re not going to believe this, Mom. I’m going to be running “Bella” magazine again. Yes. Alex Kiriakis put me in charge. Why? Well, because he knows that I did a really good job, and I’m going to do a really good job again. No, we’re not sleeping together. We’re roommates. He’s my boss. Yes, I am aware that he is quite attractive. OK, fine, I like him. OK? I like him a lot. Are you happy?

[knocking at door] Somebody’s at the door. I have to go, OK?

[whispering] I love you. Bye. What the hell are you doing here? Do you realize you barely just missed Alex?

I know that because I waited till I saw him leave. But don’t worry. This is my last visit.

What do you mean?

I mean, I am thinking I should just tell the boy he is not Victor’s son after all, and that you have been lying to him all this time.

[dramatic music]

What idiot could possibly find fault with your PR strategy?

I don’t feel like debating who is and who isn’t an idiot this morning.

Can I assume that it’s Chad who took issue with the editorial?

Yeah. Well… it’s personal for him.

Right. How so?

Let’s just say he has a long and sordid history with Leo Stark.

OK. So he just– he can’t bear to read anything nice about the guy?

I can’t say that I’m a huge fan myself. But a healthy portion of your readers loved him.

Exactly. So what’s Chad’s problem? I mean, he works for your firm, right?

He does.

Then he should know that part of the job is to put your personal feelings aside and do what’s right for the client, the company, and, more importantly, for you.

[soft acoustic music]

You want to buy me out of my interest in “The Spectator”? Why?

As you know, it was Jack and Jennifer’s baby, and it was important to Abigail. It would have been hers. And some day, it would have been Thomas and Charlotte’s.

So you– you want to buy it now for your children’s legacy?

Keeping it in the family would be nice, yeah. And no offense, but the Hortons and the Deverauxs aren’t exactly thrilled with the tone the paper’s taken of late.

Well, I mean, that was mostly Gwen’s editorial choices. But she’s gone now. And so is Leo Stark. I’m determined to bring dignity back to The Spectator.

You could have fooled me based on the editorial I read this morning.

Oh, it was supposed to be provocative. The mandate I gave our new editor in chief was to make this a place for real journalism. So I hope, if I do sell it to you, that you’ll keep him on?

Why would that matter to you?

Well, I promised Everett I’d give him a fair shake.

And you’ve always been a man of your word?

Chad, can I be blunt?

Go ahead.

I don’t think you give a toss about this paper or Abby’s family legacy. I think you want to get rid of my editor in chief because he hired your girlfriend and you don’t like it.

[tense music]

Mom, I’m so sorry. I didn’t– I didn’t mean to overstep.

I didn’t mean to sound so harsh.

I was just trying to be helpful. Lord knows how many times you’ve given me unsolicited advice about Xander.

Mm. And more often than not, my pushing you to work things out with him made you do the exact opposite. Well, look at you now, going head-to-head in a courtroom.

Mom, my custody battle with Xander isn’t some reaction to your advice.

Maybe not. But I’ve learned to let you make your own decisions. Listen, after everything that I’ve gone through, do you understand why I need you to let me make up my own mind about Konstantin?

[soft dramatic music]

Tell you what, I’m going to play the devil’s advocate for a moment.

Oh. Well, now, that’s a strange choice of words for a dude who usually works for the other guy’s team.


Go ahead.

OK, OK. We’re PIs, right? So we–we see the very worst in humanity all day long, right?

Yeah. Liars and cheaters and crooks, oh my.

Right, right, right. So let’s just say that this Konstantin character– let’s say that he’s– he’s really fond of Maggie.

Well, I’m fond of Maggie too, but I didn’t abandon my life and move in with her.

But you got to remember that he really did help out Brady and Alex when they were in Greece.

So you’re giving this guy the benefit of the doubt, even though you’ve never met him?

No, what I’m saying is that if Victor loaned Konstantin the money to start his restaurant, never asked him to pay it back, it means that he’s kind of fond of the guy.

OK. But we’ve only heard that story from Konstantin. And don’t forget all the shady dealings that Victor was involved in over the years.

[tense music]

You’re right. All we have is Konstantin’s word. Be nice if we could get the truth from Victor. And you know what? Maybe we can.

Why the hell would you want to tell Alex the truth about the package? This was your plan too. Don’t you want your cut of the inheritance?

I am not a young man, Theresa. By the time you get Alex to the altar and your hands into his pockets, I could be as dead as Victor.

But why would you want to expose me? If the whole world knows that Xander is the true heir, you realize that you and I– we’re going to end up with nothing.

[laughs] No, no, you will. But I will have the other half of the Kiriakis fortune– Maggie’s half.

[dramatic music]


Hey, Alex.

Hey. I haven’t seen you in forever.

Maybe that’s because you’re busy running the world.

Oh, could be.

I saw your new roommate in the lobby yesterday. I’m really glad Theresa decided to stick around Salem.


Oh, your cousin Theresa?

Oh, sorry. Um, Alex, this is Everett Lynch. And Everett, this is Alex Kiriakis.


Ah. The Victor Kiriakis’ long-lost heir. Is that right?

I wouldn’t consider myself as being lost. But yes, I am Victor’s son.

And CEO of Titan.

That too.

Everett’s the new editor in chief of “The Spectator,” and I’m doing some PR work for him.

Nice. You new in town?

I am.

Cool. How did he know Theresa was your cousin?

Everett and I– we hung out back in Seattle.


Yeah, that’s one way to put it.


[chuckles] Is this the guy you said who ghosted you?

Oh, um, yeah. My reputation precedes me.

What’s it matter to you why I want to buy the paper? My money’s green.

That’s usually my line.

Look, here’s my offer. Well above market value, considering the paper’s recent skid.

Yeah, well, I care about more than just money these days.


Yeah, really. I’m currently in the process of trying to win custody of my daughter.

You’re suing Sarah for custody?

That’s right. And I expect that owning this Salem institution and having a steady source of income will really help my case in the eye of the judge, and I’m– I’m not willing to risk that for anything. So thank you for your, I assume, generous offer, but no sale.

[tense music]

You are absolutely right, Mom. You can choose who you want to spend time with. And I’m sure that you would never let yourself be taken advantage of.

Certainly not by Konstantin, because I know that’s not his intent. He’s a good man.

If you say so. OK, all right, I’m done. I don’t want to argue with you.

I don’t either, especially because– oh, honey, I know this isn’t going to be an easy day for you. And no matter how much you say you’re over Xander, I’m sure it’s going to be painful facing him in court.

[somber music]

Yeah, well, it is what I have to do to keep my daughter safe.


OK, um, I should get going. I love you. Thank you for babysitting.

Any time. And when is Victoria’s next nap?

Actually, it’s fairly soon. So you can either bring the bassinet down here or you can just use the baby monitor.

OK. I got it. We’re going to be fine.

Yeah. Once she’s down, she’s really good. She’s a great napper. So you’ll get plenty of peace and quiet.


I knew it. You’re after Maggie’s money.

Well, at least one of us is making progress.

Yeah, well, your progress is going to stop now because I’m not going to let you take advantage of her.

Is that a threat?

Yes, it’s a threat. Why would I not threaten you after you come in here threatening me? And second of all, Maggie has been very good to me. She was a friend to me. She helped me when– when I had a drug problem. So she’s practically family.

Oh, would you relax? I am merely being kind to a lonely, grieving widow. I have shown her nothing but happiness since I arrived in Salem. She says so herself.

She’s still grieving Victor. They were madly in love, you know.

Of that, I am very well aware.

[laughs] God. Yet you think I’m taking too long with Alex. You know it might be years before she’s ready to move on.

Yeah, well, I wouldn’t be so certain about that. Maggie and I have been growing quite close of late. Only–

Only what?

Only I heard her busybody daughter trying to turn her against me. Sarah suspects I’m up to something.

Mm. Imagine that.

Yes, well, that’s where you come in.


Meaning I know what I need to do to win Sarah’s trust and to keep Maggie’s. And unless you want me to tell Alex everything, you are going to help me.

[tense music]

[gentle music]

I love to see you smile.

She is so beautiful. And those flowers are beautiful also. You always know the right kind to bring me. But it’s– it’s just too much, Konstantin.

Too much?

I was just talking to my daughter and telling her about all the gifts you’ve given me already, and I can’t accept those flowers.

But these are not for you, Maggie.

They aren’t?

No, no, no. They are for Victor. I thought you might want to take them down to the mausoleum and visit with your husband. You were so busy yesterday entertaining your friends, you hardly had a moment to yourself.

Well, that’s very sweet of you, Konstantin. And that’s a lovely thought. But I’m supposed to be watching my baby granddaughter, and it’s the nanny’s day off and Henderson’s market day.

Well, I can keep an eye on her while you are out there.

Well, that’s a lot to ask.


[laughs] I am no expert, but I believe our little angel is sound asleep, huh? And you will be nearby if we need anything. But, uh, I doubt that we will. Right, Victoria?

[mischievous music]

So what is the plan? You’re going to hire Susan Banks to hold a seance, try to get answers out of Victor’s ghost?

[chuckles] No, no, no, no, no, not exactly. I was thinking, you know, the last time you were in Greece, you dug up all sorts of things about Victor’s life that we never even knew about.

I talked to a lot of people. I did a little recon.

So why don’t we do a little more digging, you know, interview some of his friends, maybe ask around about this, what, Mr. Mela–Mela–


Yeah, that guy. And see if his story checks out.

So you want to go to Greece to investigate Konstantin?

Why not? Let’s get the full story.

[suspenseful music]

Well, I guess being in a coma is a pretty damn good excuse for falling off the face of the Earth.

I’d like to think so.

Well, look, I got to run to the office, but it was great to meet you, Everett.

See you soon.

I’ll see you around, all right?


Oh, word of the wise– I know this from personal experience– Chad doesn’t really like Stephanie spending a whole lot of time with her ex. Take care.


You too.

[soft country music]

Personal experience?

Before I went out with Chad, I dated Alex.

Oh. I see. I see. Please take this in the spirit in which it’s intended, which is completely non-pejorative and possibly a bit admiring–

Just say it.

You really get around.

Hey, it’s Chad DiMera. Yeah. I know, probably the last person you expected to hear from.

[suspenseful music] I need your help.


Xander? What are you doing here? I thought you said you’d see me in court.

I know what you’re up to. What the hell are you trying to pull now?

[tense music]

OK. I’m here.

And here’s our little friend, Victoria.

[sighs] I don’t think this is a good idea.

And I don’t really care. You made your bed, Theresa. And now you know what you have to do. Take the baby.

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So lovely to welcome back the ladies of deception. Especially now that those issues with the deceptor are behind us. You know, rumor has it that there was a problem with intellectual property theft. You know me. You can trust me with the insider 4-1-1. Was that the real issue? Oh, haven, haven. Haven, haven, haven. Haven. Haven. Everything is just super-dandy with deception. There’s absolutely no issue. Oh, well, that is great. Except where is your spokesmodel? And please don’t tell me she’s in the bathroom “powdering” her nose. You…

[ Chuckles ] You know what? You can take your not-so-clever innuendo and shove it up your nose. Sasha is just fine and wonderful and back to her glorious, gorgeous self. Do I have to remind you? You, “home & heart.” You called us begging to have us come and do another sales shoot for the deceptor. You know, we may have called your office once or twice.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ] Well, just to let you know, we’ve brought our lawyer because we want to make sure you are not up to any of your ridiculous shenanigans. Austin, you are positively radiating stress. This is not a healthy way to live your life. You’re — you’re late. Trust me. The lord is the way to inner peace. I don’t understand why we had to meet at all, and i really don’t understand why we had to meet in public. Calm down. I bring you tidings of great joy. Hey, pop. I’m, uh, sorry. I, uh — I didn’t mean to interrupt. You know, if I didn’t, uh, know any better, I — I would say that you were meditating. Trying to, anyway. Really? Since when? You know. Just — it’s new. Just trying things out. Well? Is it — is it helping? I will have an arnold palmer, please. And spike it with some bourbon. Are you okay with that? No. Spike away. Yeah? Okay. Good. ‘Cause it’s been a grueling couple of days. I’ll also have an arnold palmer. Hold the spike. Okay. I’ll go get those drinks. Thank you. Thank you. I have also had a grueling couple of days. So who gets to go first talking about their misery? Rock, paper, scissors? Alright. Oh. I’ve lost you already. Hello. Good to see you. Thanks for agreeing to meet me. Molly: Thanks for asking. Well, would you look at that? I am looking at that. And to see my girls reconnect makes my bad week a little less bleak. Tj. I’m so glad you’re here. Andrea. Hi. Hi. How are you feeling? Is there somewhere we could talk privately? Sure. Let’s, uh — let’s go into one of the exam rooms. I’m so sorry to bother you at work. -It’s not a problem. -I know how busy you are. I probably should have called to see if you were even here. No. It’s fine, andrea. Really. So tell me what’s going on. You — you seem a little upset. I am. It’s about the baby. So…molly and kristina have mended fences? Finally. Now I get to stop being a referee and I get to be mom again. Well, don’t keep me in suspense. How did it happen? I think the biggest thing is that her surrogate, andrea, is almost through her first trimester. Oh, well, that’s wonderful! And a great reason to broker a truce. Yeah. You know. At least for now. Those two have always been a little scratchy with each other on occasion, so I’m not sure this will be the last one, but you know how sisters are. Okay. I looked over these contracts. I made some notes on post-its, but I’m e-mailing you more detailed comments. Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much, molly. I’ve been doing a lot of research online, but it’s just — it’s so nice to have an actual attorney double-check everything. I’m happy to help. What are sisters for? Tj: Let me call molly. If youhave an update about the baby, she should be part of this. Tj, I’m so sorry. I-I lost the baby. I woke up from a sound sleep last night with cramping. Um, it was so sudden, I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t even have time to get to the E.R. Are you sure? I mean, maybe it was just bad cramps. I was bleeding. Heavily. I-I went to the nearest hospital this morning, and the doctors at mercy, they did blood work and an ultrasound, and they confirmed it. I — I miscarried. I lost the baby. Curtis: Is it helping? Uh, pop, I don’t know if I can answer that accurately because meditation is still so new to me. Uh-huh… but from everything I’ve read, they call it a practice for a reason. Because, you know, you really have to commit to it and you have to stay consistent and you have to calm your mind so you can let things go. Yeah. Easier said than done. Yeah, ’cause I’m struggling with quieting my mind, you know, and I have to stop, you know, making everything so important, you know, the day-to-day stuff that I thought mattered. You know? It — it’s counterintuitive to me, pop, because I’m a man who — who sets goals and I achieve them. But with meditation, I’ve learned that the more you push, the further you are away from achieving your — your — your inner silence or — or detachment. But you’re sticking with it. Because it must be helping you somehow or you think that it will. There are times where I feel like I got it, where I achieve a sense of focus a-and calmness, where I feel dialed in. Yeah, yeah, it sounds like the way I feel when I’m playing with my band and I get to improvise a solo on my clarinet. Diddly dee bop, shoo bop, shoo bang! Right? Right? You’re not — you’re not forcing it. You’re feeling it. Yeah. Right? That’s it. That’s it exactly. But I will say, pop. Don’t worry. I’m not gonna ask you to join meditation with me.

[ Both laugh ] I wouldn’t do that to you. Yeah, well, well, well, I’ve been meditating for years. Wha… I thought you’d be interested to know that your cousin mason will be making a plea deal soon. Yeah, no, h-he already told me his great idea to tell the cops it was my idea to kidnap ava. Oh, ye of little faith. His plan is to admit to being the only person responsible for the kidnapping of ava jerome. Of course, he intends to claim that he had no intention of killing her. Oh, he had every intention of killing ava. Still, mason’s attorney firmly believes that he will be sentenced to no more than 20 years with the possibility of parole after ten. Ten — ten years is a long time. I think it would be a lot easier for mason if he were to just turn me in. Don’t you think? You know, perhaps my faith in god gives me more belief in people because mason has sworn to me that he won’t mention your name. And I trust him. That means you’ll be in the clear. Good. Because detective falconeri — he’s been asking an awful lot of questions. And I’m gonna need for you to get him off my back. This is great. Thanks. Thanks for the update. Oh, oh. Wait, wait, wait. Did I say we were done?

[ Groans ] Ms. De havilland. Big fan. Maybe I can get an autograph later, but we need to talk about that dirty trick that you pulled on sasha gilmore… hm. …Trying to get her to have a meltdown on your show to, you know, goose up those ratings. Well, we can’t have that happen again, alright? No — no kids untethered. No — no babies yelling. None of that stuff. Otherwise, I will slap a lawsuit on you that will make your head spin. Okay? Do you understand that? Oh, yes. And I’ve got to tell you that I cannot be held responsible for the bad behavior of my previous producer who went rogue on me. Yeah, but producers take their cue from the fifth floor, which is you. That producer is gone. They worked alone, and they have since been fired. Right, julie? Uh, yes, ms. De havilland. Okay. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] So, anyway, uh, no funny business. Otherwise, I will have to slap a lawsuit on you, and you’ll be at the top of it. And I will argue emotional damage. And — and, by the way, mr. Baldwin here is known throughout courthouses everywhere for being king of punitive damages. You know, what happened when sasha was here for her last appearance was a minor glitch which you two are obviously trying to grossly exaggerate, but…it is a glitch that will not be repeated. Of course, this is all a moot point if your spokesmodel doesn’t show up.

[ Chuckles ] Maxie, could you please let sasha know that we’re ready for her? Maxie? Maxie, let sasha know we’re ready for her, please. Right. Yeah. Just one second. What is going on with you? Minor hiccup. I’m handling it!



How am I just learning about this now? Pop, how come you’ve never told me that you meditate? I guess it just never came up. H-how did you start meditating? A fellow musician — he told me about it. He said it was a great way to promote focus and creativity. So — so I tried it. I had really hoped that it would help keep me grounded, hold off another schizophrenic episode. Of course, now I know I was misdiagnosed. I was never at risk of schizophrenia. But all that being said… curtis, I can’t tell you how — how grateful I am for what — what meditation has brought into my life. Son, so much of life, it’s just — it’s just clutter. Thinking things are important when they really aren’T. So — so I found that, yeah, yeah, it can be great to be in the moment. You know, biddily dee bop boo. All of that. In the moment, that can be great, but so can — so can just stepping back and listening…

[Softly] To the quiet. How come — how come you never recommended this to me before? Oh, I figured after you — after you were shot, you —

[ Sighs ] I mean, after you were injured, you were being inundated with advice from all sides. I didn’t think you needed another voice from me thrown into the mix. And besides, I, um — I’d always hoped that you’d come to meditation on your own. And look at you. I’m so glad that you did, son. Ha ha! Ohh! Alright. You go first. What was so grueling that you had to spike your arnold palmer? Okay, well, “grueling” is, uh, not the right word. I think I was being a little overdramatic. In no. I feel guilty. Alright. Fine, fine. It’s not about work. It’s personal. Ohh! It’s about D.A. Scorpio, is it? Mm-hmm. What’s the problem? “Problem”? Um, look. Okay. It just seems like every time robert and I are sort of cruising down the highway, a blast from his past comes to run us off the road. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. There could be a number of causes for the miscarriage. Have you told molly yet? No, I-I just — I couldn’T. No. It’s okay. It’s okay. I should — I should probably be the one to tell her. You just concentrate on healing. You have been through a traumatic experience. I’m so sorry. We’ll talk to your ob-gyn, run extensive tests, and then we’ll wait for you to fully recover before — before we try again. No. Tj, I’m sorry. I can’T. I can’t go through this again. Okay, so once this round of paperwork has been filed, renovations can actually begin. That’s great! Do you have a target date for the center to open? Yeah. If everything stays on schedule, june of 2024. I mean, that’s what I’m pushing for, at least. Wow. By june, tj and I will be able to bring our baby to your dedication ceremony. Maxie: Look! Here is our spokesmodel. Hi, everyone. Right on time. Hi. Sasha, it’s so good to have you back at the “home & heart” studio again. Haven, hi.


How am I just learning about this now? Pop, how come you’ve never told me that you meditate? I guess it just never came up. H-how did you start meditating? A fellow musician — he told me about it. He said it was a great way to promote focus and creativity. So — so I tried it. I had really hoped that it would help keep me grounded, hold off another schizophrenic episode. Of course, now I know I was misdiagnosed. I was never at risk of schizophrenia. But all that being said… curtis, I can’t tell you how — how grateful I am for what — what meditation has brought into my life. Son, so much of life, it’s just — it’s just clutter. Thinking things are important when they really aren’T. So — so I found that, yeah, yeah, it can be great to be in the moment. You know, biddily dee bop boo. All of that. In the moment, that can be great, but so can — so can just stepping back and listening…

[Softly] To the quiet. How come — how come you never recommended this to me before? Oh, I figured after you — after you were shot, you —

[ Sighs ] I mean, after you were injured, you were being inundated with advice from all sides. I didn’t think you needed another voice from me thrown into the mix. And besides, I, um — I’d always hoped that you’d come to meditation on your own. And look at you. I’m so glad that you did, son. Ha ha! Ohh! Alright. You go first. What was so grueling that you had to spike your arnold palmer? Okay, well, “grueling” is, uh, not the right word. I think I was being a little overdramatic. In no. I feel guilty. Alright. Fine, fine. It’s not about work. It’s personal. Ohh! It’s about D.A. Scorpio, is it? Mm-hmm. What’s the problem? “Problem”? Um, look. Okay. It just seems like every time robert and I are sort of cruising down the highway, a blast from his past comes to run us off the road. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. There could be a number of causes for the miscarriage. Have you told molly yet? No, I-I just — I couldn’T. No. It’s okay. It’s okay. I should — I should probably be the one to tell her. You just concentrate on healing. You have been through a traumatic experience. I’m so sorry. We’ll talk to your ob-gyn, run extensive tests, and then we’ll wait for you to fully recover before — before we try again. No. Tj, I’m sorry. I can’T. I can’t go through this again. Okay, so once this round of paperwork has been filed, renovations can actually begin. That’s great! Do you have a target date for the center to open? Yeah. If everything stays on schedule, june of 2024. I mean, that’s what I’m pushing for, at least. Wow. By june, tj and I will be able to bring our baby to your dedication ceremony. Maxie: Look! Here is our spokesmodel. Hi, everyone. Right on time. Hi. Sasha, it’s so good to have you back at the “home & heart” studio again. Haven, hi. hi. Um, just so we’re clear, I am here to promote deception’s product. I am not here to have my past exploited. You know, we have been all over that. And I can assure you there will be no glitches and technical difficulties today. I would sure hope not. And while lucy and scott are representing the company, I speak on my own behalf. And I promise you that I will remain professional as long as you do the same. Otherwise, I will walk off the set. Do you ever answer your phone?! I have been sending you text messages for hours! No. Never mind. I don’t care. Listen to what I’m about to tell you. These instructions are very important. Everything I do that’s for my health is an accomplishment. It is only because of my good will that you are free. I had nothing to do with ava’s kidnapping, and you know it. I’m the victim here. And you know that, too. And mason knows it. And I can only hope to god that ava knows it. You were a victim? Is that really how you see yourself? Yes! Mason grabbed ava to force me to testify on your behalf, get you an early release from pentonville. And I did that. And the only reason I did that was to save ava. You really disappoint me, austin. After everything I’ve done for you, I expected more gratitude. Sasha: Let’s do this. Okay. Fine. Let me walk you through the show. Alright. You know what, lucy? I hope there are some shenanigans because this lawsuit would file itself. This is what we call… “easy money”! Shh! What? Bite your tongue. Listen. For sasha’s sake and for the sake of deception, we have to hope this whole relaunch of the deceptor goes off without a hitch. Hey. What’s the big emergency, maxie? I was just in the middle of having a horse shod. A horse what? Shod. Shod. Not — not — it’s — fitting a horse for shoes. How can you of all people not know what that means? Really? Okay. Focus. We’re in the middle of relaunching the deceptor. Deceptor? You mean that, like, funky wand thing you wave in your face? So it’s that simple. You ready, my dear? No! Not yet! Sasha will be reintroducing the deceptor with the new male “face of deception”! Sasha, lucy, and cody: What? Holly sutton is back in town? Mnh-mnh. Not holly. Another one of robert’s exes. Anna devane. You read the article in the invader? I did. I know all about the accidental shooting of a 15-year-old girl. And even though no names were mentioned, I know that anna devane shot charlotte cassadine. So, of course, all my concern and sympathy is with charlotte. How’s she doing, by the way? From what I understand, she’s on track to make a full recovery. Excellent. Excellent. That’s wonderful. I have tremendous compassion, also, for anna. I mean, my goodness! She thought she was shooting an intruder in her home. The intruder turns out to be a 15-year-old girl. I can’t even imagine what she’s going through! So, of course, I absolutely understand that robert wants to support her during this very difficult time. But once again, robert is focused on some woman from his past and not you… and that hurts your feelings. By june of 2024. That’s less than a year away. I will be running my center, and you will have a baby! Those are huge life changes, I know. And, honestly, I cannot wait. Can I tell you a secret? Mm-hmm. I have even started thinking about leaving my job at the D.A.’S office. What? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. You love your job. I know — I do — but it’s so demanding. I mean, it just makes sense. I can’t be working an 80-hour week with a newborn. I’ll need to find a less-demanding job to make time for the baby. Those are words I never thought I would hear come out of your mouth. Tell me. Have you ever received…

[ Inhales sharply ] …An answer from your meditation? Like clarity on something that you were struggling with? As a matter of fact, I have. Really? Do tell. All the years I was away from the family, I never stopped missing all of you. So one day, I’m — I’m meditating, and this certain image, it just drops into my head. It was you and your brother tommy. Y’all were playing, playing in that park across the street from the old house. I don’t know why my brain went there, but… but it was clear, man. It was so clear. I could feel the sun shining on me. I could — I could smell the grass. And you and your brother — you and your brother, y’all were laughing. Y’all were having a good old time. “Hee hee hee.” I knew at that moment I had to see my family again. And that’s what brought me back to port charles. That’s what brought me back to you. And aunt stella and tj and now trina. I don’t know whether to thank meditation for giving you that memory… or to thank you for having the courage to come back to your family. But either way, I am so glad you’re back, pop. Portia: Yeah. Come on in! Portia. D-do you have a minute? Tj, is everything alright? No. No. Everything is — is not alright. Okay. Come — come sit right here. Have a seat. What’s going on? Andrea. She… your surrogate. S-she, uh… she miscarried. No. No. No. Tj. Andrea said it, uh — it happened last night. She started cramping and… was bleeding, and she went to mercy. And they told her that she lost our baby, that she lost molly and — molly’s and my baby. Andrea was so upset, she — she said that she couldn’t face molly. And now it’s — it’s on me to tell her. And I don’t know how to do that. I don’t — I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. Molly was so upset when she learned that she couldn’t carry a child herself. And… when we found andrea, we — we had so much hope. And I don’t know how to do that. I don’t — I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. Molly was so upset when she learned that she couldn’t carry a child herself. And… when we found andrea, we — we had so much hope. So tell me how I’m supposed to tell molly. How am I supposed to tell her that our child is gone? When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

he is the male “face of deception”?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, absolutely not. I mean, this guy threatened to drop trou and streak on a live broadcast! Maxie: [ Chuckles ] Okay, first of all, cody didn’t actually streak on your show. And, second, isn’t the deceptor the most popular product that “home & heart” has ever carried? You would have to verify that with my sales department. Oh, I have, and I can show you a copy of your report any time you want. The reality is, the deceptor has been unavailable for months, and now that it’s back, people are clamoring to get it. So you can either do your broadcast the way lucy and I want, or we’re taking our best-selling product to another shopping channel. Now, in the past, the deceptor has been marketed strictly as a product for women, but after we did more thorough research, it turns out that men are just as interested in a product that will freshen up their face. So all you men out there watching this, this segment is for you. Yes, and I’m gonna demonstrate on my good friend and former stuntman cody bell. Cody, why don’t you tell us about some of the stunts you’ve performed in your career? I’d be happy to, sasha. Um, let’s see. I’ve, uh — I’ve crashed cars. I’ve jumped out of airplanes. I’ve wrecked motorcycles. Basically, if there was anything to break, I’ve done it. Wow!

[ Chuckles ] Well, it sounds like your body really takes a beating. And you know what? I bet that your skin does, too. And that’s where the deceptor comes in. Because even for men who have never used a moisturizer a single day in their lives, this product will help smooth out your skin and get rid of all those fine little lines. Well, if the deceptor can help with this beat-up mug, then it truly is a miracle worker. Well, I say let’s put it to the test. Let’s do it! Alright.

[ Buzzing ]

[ Sighs ] I guess it’s time for us to take a little trip down memory lane. No, no, please. That’s just — that’s not necessary. You seem to have forgotten how I paid for you to go to medical school. No. And how I continued to support you during your residency. I have not forgotten. I invested in you, and now I expect a return on that investment. Okay. As long as we’re remembering things, here’s how i remember it. I have spent years paying you back, doing your favors. And the way I remember it, when I lied for you at your parole hearing, you told me I was free. And so you are. Free to live your life. Free to practice medicine. Unless and until I need your services. You know, in the beginning, I… I had misgivings about the whole surrogate situation. Hm. You know, not — not the process itself, but I just felt like we rushed into the whole thing. We found out that molly couldn’t carry a child, and we — we jumped on the first solution. And then andrea got pregnant. That baby, it felt so real to me. All of my misgivings went away. All of them. And I was so invested in my child. I imagined myself just — just holding my baby. And I know that molly — she imagined the same thing. So she’s gonna be just as devastated as you are. And you need to be the one. You got to be the one she hears it from. I know how difficult this whole thing is, but I think that you and molly can get through it because you have one another. And take it from me, okay? Please don’t let this loss build a wall between you and molly. I know I’ve always been laser-focused on my career. For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Because mom was a lawyer. That was the original inspiration, but as I got older and the more I learned, the more the law challenged me and inspired me. But now, with andrea pregnant with our baby, things are different. I mean, life’s all about tradeoffs. If I were to give myself fully to the law, I’d be neglecting both my relationship with tj and the baby, and I’m not willing to do that. So what are you gonna do? Diane: I hear myself saying all of this, and I realize it’s just this ironic conundrum. How do you mean? Look, if robert scorpio were the kind of man who could distance himself from the troubles that anna devane is going through — even though, admittedly, this shooting is her problem to solve — well, then… then he wouldn’t be the kind of man that I would be attracted to. It’s precisely because he is so loyal and principled and ridiculously stubborn… that I find him so compelling.

[ Chuckles ] My mom’s alzheimer’s hello, curtis. Hey, babe. Oh, honey. Mwah! How was your day? You know, I just had the most enlightening and interesting conversation with my dad. As it turns out, we’re both into meditation. Really?! Wow. I… yeah, I guess that does fit into his laid-back personality. But you, huh? Finding it helpful? Yeah. Yeah, I am, very much. Uh, you know, when I start thinking too many negative thoughts, it helps me stay… calm and centered. I’m glad to hear that. Babe. Is everything okay? I got some news today. Okay, well, judging by your expression, must not have been good news. Um, well, sometimes when something bad happens, it makes you think about all the good things that are going on in your life. Did something happen with one of your patients? No. No, no. I, um… I just wanted to thank you for our daughter.

[ Exhales sharply ] We made that beautiful little girl together.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, we did. And we’re so lucky. And I’m grateful. I’m just — I’m just grateful for every day that we get to spend with her. You know, I never realized how much I wanted children until I was told I’m not physically able to have them. It just put everything in perspective. So when andrea told us she was pregnant, I just — i knew that my daughter or son would become my first priority and work would have to come second. Well, your son or daughter is gonna be the luckiest to have you as a mom. Thank you. But the baby is not coming for months, and I have to turn in a motion by friday, so I better get going. Yes. Same. Okay. So what are you gonna do about all this? I know you — when you identify a problem, you always find a solution. I’m doing it. I’m sitting here working it out with my best friend. Yes, what’s happening to anna is very serious, so, of course, I’m gonna be understanding that robert wants to be there for her. And I also have to remember that a lot has happened. Things have changed since he and I had our blowup last summer. How so? Well… holly and anna are in the past, and I know that robert is making me a priority. So that, of course, gives us tremendous potential for the future! It’s — it’s difficult what’s going on with anna, but it is just A… a detour on the highway of love, and it is not a dead end. Alright. I-I’m gonna have to stop you right here. What is with all the driving metaphors?

[ Chuckles ] So how does your face feel, cody? Cody: Well, haven, it actually feels great, but I’m not so sure I could do this at home by myself. Sasha here makes it look so easy. Oh, cody, I promise you, anyone can do this. Because the deceptor is doing all the work! And I have to say, it’s really making your skin look fresh. Sasha and cody together are golden. I mean, you really can’t force that kind of chemistry. I mean, people want to feel that it’s real. And when it happens, it’s money. Guess what. We are back. Deception is gonna make so much money.

[ Laughter ] Cyrus, I just don’t understand. I thought you were a reformed man. I thought you were a man of god. Oh, and that I am. Well, then live up to your end of the bargain. Because we had a deal. I did what you said. I did what you told me to do. You told me that you needed somebody to testify on your behalf at your parole hearing, tell the judge that you weren’t a risk, that you couldn’t possibly hurt anybody else. That’s what I did. I lied to a judge under oath, and I did that so that you could walk around a free man. Here you are.

[Chuckling] I don’t know what you want from me. Life is full of unexpected consequences. One never knows when one mayneed the services of a doctor. And how fortunate for me that I have you in my corner. You don’t own me. I’m gonna pay you back. Cyrus, I’m gonna pay you back every penny that you laid out for me to go to med school. I don’t want your money, austin. What do you want from me? I gave you the very life you’re living! I want your gratitude and your loyalty! And if you can’t supply those… then you can deal with your cousin mason by yourself. My dry eye’s made me a burning,stinging, 5-times-a-day,… …makeup smearing drops user. I want another option that’s not another drop. Be very careful, austin. It’s only my intervention that’s preventing mason from naming you as the mastermind behind ava jerome’s kidnapping. Yes. I know. You already said that. As well as any number of other crimes that happened around the hospital last summer, like the death of gordon stevens. I didn’t kill gordon stevens. I don’t know. The police might come into possession of some evidence that indicates otherwise. It all depends on you and whether or not you fully understand the concept of gratitude. Okay. I’ll do it. I’m sorry. I’ll — I’ll — you’ll do what? Whatever it is that you want me to do. I’ll do it. I’m your guy. That is so generous of you. Thank you, austin. Despite all of the obstacles that we made for each other and all those years apart, we’ve come back together. Mm! As a family. And I couldn’t agree with you more. So you want to tell me what prompted this big philosophical discussion? Can we just say that I’ve had a shift in perspective and I realized how different… no. No. I’ve realized how empty my life would be if I didn’t have trina in it. But we did. And for that, I’m just — I’m just so grateful. Well, that makes two of us. Ohh. Thank you for dinner. Thank you for lending a sympathetic ear. You’ve listened to me a gazillion times. It’s what besties do. I know. I know. But let’s face it. It’s been a while since I’ve had a romantic problem to solve. So do you now have an answer? I do, thank you. Good!

[ Cellphone rings ] Speak of the devil. Alright. Well, take it ’cause I’ve got to get back to work. D.A. Scorpio. Are your ears on fire? I was just talking about you. Oh! Excuse me. Yes? Um, my daughters were having lunch here, and one of them left a tablet, so I’ll be happy to return it. Thank you. Mm-hmm.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, tj. Bad news. Oh. What — what’s wrong? I met up with kristina earlier at the metro court to give her some advice on a contract, so I think I’m gonna have to stay a little late at the office tonight. I guess I won’t be able to do that next year when the baby’s here. Molly, we need to talk right away. I’m only talking about working another hour or two. Molly. Please. It’s important. I need you to meet me at home. So… I think the shoot went rather well, don’t you? That’s putting it mildly. You know, I’ve never seen a product sell out so fast. Well, that’s ’cause lucy does know what she’s doing. Thank you. Yes, well, and we are very eager to have cody and sasha come back and make another appearance. Aw, gee, are you actually admitting that you were wrong about them? Honey, the numbers don’t lie. The audience really seemed to love them. We can’t wait to have them back. Aw, honey. I just don’t know. I’ll have to check my calendar, but I will get back to you. You did great, mr. Bell! Oh. Thanks, julie. I think you even impressed haven. And that is almost impossible to do.

[ Chuckles ] Aah! Sasha! That was so fantastic! Best sales pitch I have ever seen! You and cody, you were so natural together! You guys were dynamite! Thank you, maxie, but I can’t do this. Do what, exactly? I can’t work with cody anymore. What?! Why not?!

[ Chuckles ] Isn’t it obvious? I have feelings for him.

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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Contemplative music ]

Steffy: Granddad’s been sick the entire time I’ve been gone? I– I wouldn’t have left if– if I knew.

Ridge: Don’t do that. You couldn’t have known. We didn’t know.

Steffy: How’s Donna?

Ridge: She’s okay. It was hard for her in the beginning because she didn’t have anyone, but now she’s got Katie and Brooke. That’s why she went over there now.

Steffy: Oh.

Thomas: This, uh… it doesn’t feel real.

Steffy: Yeah.

Thomas: Right? He can’t– he can’t go. I’m not ready to lose him.

Ridge: I’m not either.

Donna: Honey, um, why don’t we just chill by the pool today? It’s– it’s a gorgeous day.

Katie: You know, you did what you wanted to do. You won the fashion challenge. You beat Ridge. I think that deserves a little bit of a breather.

Eric: To the victor belong the spoils. I’m going to go into my building, into my office. I’m gonna put my feet on my desk.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Here you go.

Eric: Thank you, but it’s all right. It’s all right. I’m fine. I’m not going to die today.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: I’m sorry. Excuse me. I have this, uh, this cough thing, and every time– every time I cough, she thinks it’s gonna be the death of me. What– what do I owe this visit?

Brooke: Uh, well, I have a break in my schedule and I thought it would be nice to spend some time with my sisters.

Eric: Ah, good.

Brooke: So, are you going to the office?

Eric: Yes. Yes. My office. Yes, I am. Uh-huh. Is Ridge there?

Brooke: Yeah, he is.

Eric: Good, good. I want to see him. I want to talk to him. But don’t worry, I won’t gloat about his loss. Not too much. I’ll see you later. Bye.

Brooke: Bye. How are you holding up?

Donna: I don’t know. I’m just trying to hold it together, you know. It’s been killing me, keeping this a secret.

Brooke: Yeah. Well, uh–

Katie: What is it? What’s going on?

Donna: Brooke, what?

Brooke: Uh, Ridge couldn’t hold back. He said he couldn’t look his kids in the eye and just lie to them, let alone hide his feelings, so…

Donna: What are you saying, Brooke?

Brooke: So, he– he told Steffy and Thomas the truth about their grandfather.

Thomas: So, we’re really supposed to keep this a secret?

Ridge: Granddad doesn’t want anyone to know.

Steffy: Just act like everything’s fine?

Carter: Seems like I walked in on something.

Ridge: Just filling Steffy in on what she missed.

Carter: Okay. Maybe you can fill me in too? You’ve been avoiding me. Do they know?

Ridge: Do they know what?

Carter: About the fashion challenge? The showcase that Eric won?

Ridge: Yeah, they know.

Carter: Okay, then I need answers. After months of hard work, us bending the budget forwards and backwards so this showcase can happen, you what? You just– you just give away the win? Your designs outsold Eric’s that day, so why did you let him believe you won?

Donna: I can understand why Ridge would wanna tell Thomas and Steffy about Eric. I mean, it would be too difficult to keep it from them, but listen, Eric cannot know that they know.

Brooke: They understand.

Donna: Thank you. Now, I just– I just have to pull it together because I– I need to be strong for Eric.

Brooke: Donna, you’ve been his rock through this.

Donna: But then why do I feel like I’m just falling apart?

Katie: Because you shouldn’t have to go through this all by yourself.

Donna: Well, what choice do I have? I mean, I– uh, Eric doesn’t want anyone to know.

Brooke: I wish he would just give up on the need to feel like he has to keep his condition to himself. We could all be there for him and love him and support him. But instead, we have to play this charade and pretend like everything is fine when nothing could be further from the truth.

Donna: I know.

[ Knock on door ]

Hope: Hi. Um, is Eric around because I had a few ideas for hope for the future and I– Aunt Donna, is everything okay?

Donna: Yeah. Why? Of course, everything’s fine. I just, um– um– I–

Hope: Mom. What is– what is going on?

Brooke: Uh…

Donna: You can tell her.

Hope: Tell me what?

Brooke: Sweetheart, it’s Eric. He’s sick.

Hope: Sick?

Brooke: Well, it’s awful, really. He’s– he’s dying. Eric is dying.

Carter: What is this, Ridge? Come on. Why are you avoiding my question? You let Eric believe he won the fashion challenge. Why?

Ridge: I wanted to see him happy. It means a lot to him.

Carter: No, I know how much you were looking forward to winning. I was there when you saw the numbers. I showed them to you. Now, you weren’t thrilled it got this far, but you were happy you won. You believed you should be sitting behind that desk. You asked me to keep it quiet. You wanted to be the one to tell Eric he lost. And out of nowhere, I hear that you announced him and RJ the winners? You see, the more you avoid my question, the more I want an answer. Talk to me, man. What is this? There has to be a reason. Do you two know why?

Ridge: Carter, just…

Eric: Well, look at this.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Eric: I’m glad to see that my office is being used as a conference room. That hasn’t really changed. Although, I have to say, I don’t want anyone to sit behind my desk, all right?

Ridge: No one’s gonna sit in your chair, Dad, because winner takes all, right?

Eric: And I will. Yes, that’s right. I forgot that a little healthy competition is really good for an artist. And you did that to me. You did some really wonderful work and you forced me to do some of the best work in my career. In– in my whole life.

Ridge: Is this you saying thank you? Is that what this is?

Eric: No, although I do appreciate it. It was really fun beating you. What’s this? Why are you all looking like that? Oh, I think I understand. Your father got to you, didn’t he?

Steffy: Yes, he did. He told us everything.

Hope: I don’t understand. How could Eric be dying? He seemed more energized than ever. He completed his last collection. I mean, he beat Ridge in the showdown, so…

Brooke: I know, I know. We were all shocked to find out about his condition.

Hope: How long has he been sick?

Donna: Um, well, uh, we– we– we started seeing symptoms a few months ago.

Hope: So, he’s– he’s just been in pain this entire time?

Donna: Yeah, we thought the tremors was just arthritis really, and– and that’s why we asked RJ to help him design because he couldn’t sketch.

Hope: So, that’s how RJ became involved in all this?

Donna: Yeah. RJ was Literally Eric’s hands.

Brooke: Eric is a very proud man, so it was devastating for him to think that maybe he wouldn’t be able to design anymore.

Donna: Especially when he felt that he had so much more to create.

Hope: Oh, so that’s why he wanted to call this collection his grand finale.

Katie: What’s crazy is that if Ridge had known about Eric’s condition, he never would have tried to stand in Eric’s way.

Donna: Well, we didn’t know the full extent of it at first. We just thought that we’d have time to figure it out, you know?

Hope: I’m so sorry, Donna.

Brooke: Honey, it’s important that you don’t let Eric know that you found out. Because he only thinks that Katie and Donna and RJ know.

Katie: But word is spreading.

Hope: But why wouldn’t he want everyone to know?

Donna: He doesn’t want to be pitied.

Hope: We wouldn’t pity him. We love him. He’s always been there for all of us and now, when he needs our support the most, we’re just, what? We’re supposed to pretend like we don’t know? I’m sorry. That’s just– Mom…

Brooke: I know, honey. I know.

Eric: So, what exactly did your father tell you? Thomas?

[ Eric chuckling ]

Eric: Your– your kids are tongue-tied here? Well, I think they can’t quite believe that their grandfather beat the great Ridge Forrester.

Ridge: Well, if I’m great, Dad, it’s because of everything you’ve given me.

Eric: What about you, Carter? Were you surprised that I won the fashion challenge?

Carter: I have to admit, yes. But not too surprised, though. You’re Eric Forrester. I’m very excited to see you back at the forefront for many years to come. Now, I should get going. Thanks to you, I have several orders to manage. Catch you later, Ridge.

Eric: Nobody should be that surprised. Not really. I mean, I’m older, God knows. And, uh, I’ve lost a few steps here and there, but there’s still a lot of– a lot of gas in the tank. And besides, we do art here. Art lives forever. It never dies and it’s our job to be sure it’s never forgotten. It’s like, uh, like this– this old stapler here. It’s been here since the very first day. Helping– helping this– this company start from the beginning and to last forever, but he got– he got lost and he got forgotten for a while. But now, it’s back, like me. These are going to be mighty days at Forrester. They really are. And I’m going to make the most of every day I have left.

Ridge: Dad, you–

Eric: Look Ridge, uh, you know, I’m not naive. My days are limited. Time is not on my side.

Steffy: Grandad, please don’t say that.

Eric: Steffy, it’s true. Look, I’m not gonna just, uh, go quietly off into the good night somewhere. I’m not gonna do that. And Ridge, you– you, hey, you want me to– you wanted me to just retire. To sit back and Llie back on some– some yacht somewhere. But life is meant to be lived and I intend to live every day of my life until my last.

Brooke: Ridge has told Steffy and Thomas about their grandfather.

Hope: And how did they take the news?

Brooke: Well, like you. Shocked and in disbelief.

Hope: Oh, I just don’t understand why he thinks that we would pity him? When we could support him and show him our– our– our love.

Katie: It’s his decision.

Hope: Maybe it’s the wrong one. I’m sorry, but…

Katie: No, no, I– believe me. We all felt the same way when we found out about Eric’s illness, but it’s not about how we feel. It’s about how he feels. It’s his decision, how he wants to live his life. And he says he wants to live until he dies.

Donna: Exactly. That’s– that’s what he keeps saying. No sorrow. No tears.

Katie: We can love and support him by honoring his wishes and not treat him like he’s dying. Just try to treasure every moment we have with him.

Donna: That’s so hard, but that’s what I’m trying to do. To– to live in the moment. To love in the moment. And as– as horrible as this is, Eric’s happy. I mean, you should see how excited he is about life. I mean, you should have seen him designing with RJ in this room. He was– he was on fire. And– and the look on his face when he learned that he won the– the showdown. That’s what he wants to do, until the end. Smiles and laughter and love.

Brooke: Don’t worry, honey. We’ll all get through this together, as a family.

Eric: Time stops for no man. Not even your grandfather. And don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere very soon, and certainly not after my greatest achievement.

Ridge: No, that was your finest hour. Mine, too. Because I got to share the stage with you.

Eric: It was fun, wasn’t it?

Ridge: It was. You inspire me.

Thomas: You inspire me too, Granddad. You know, I don’t– I don’t know if you actually remember this at all. I must have been like 14. Yeah. Um, I had an art project for school.

Eric: I know. I know. It was the, uh… it was that watercolor.

Thomas: Yeah.

Eric: Yeah.

Thomas: That was it. It was amazing. You just, I– it made no sense to me, right? And you were just eager to help. That’s always how you are. You’re just, you’re– you’re thoughtful, you’re caring and you’re always there and um, it meant a lot to me. But you– you taught me then, but you still continue to teach me now. Not just as a designer, but as a man.

Eric: Yeah.

Steffy: The truth is you’ve always been a light in our family. I remember when I was really little, when I’d come here and yeah, I was kind of excited to see the gowns, but I was really excited to see you working behind the desk and creating.

Eric: I thought it was just because of the jelly beans in the top drawer?

Steffy: Yeah, that– that,  too.

[ Eric laughing ]

Steffy: But even when you were so busy, you always– you always made time for me. I looked up to you then and I still look up to you. You know how close we are. like we’ve always had this connection and maybe part of it is because I’m grandmother’s namesake, but…

Eric: Two beautiful, wonderful, fearless women.

Ridge: Fearless. Everyone gets that from you. The great Eric Forrester.

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Adam: Got your message.

Victor: Thank you for meeting me on such short notice.

Adam: Well, it’s not like I have a whole lot else going on lately. So, what did you want to see me about?

Nick: You told him yet?

Adam: Told me what?

Victor: I thought you would bring your sister?

Nick: Yeah, I don’t think vic’s coming.

Victor: That’s disappointing.

Nick: I think she’s made her position very clear.

Adam: Okay, wait a minute. What is this? Is this an ambush? What position? What’s going on here?

Victor: I have some news regarding your future, adam.

Victoria: Hi.

Nate: Victoria.

Victoria: You’re, um, you’re a hard man to get a hold of these days.

Nate: I thought we agreed to spend some time apart.

Victoria: You said you needed some time to process what happened with my father. I just didn’t realize that meant total avoidance.

Nate: Victoria, what–

Victoria: So, I guess I can conclude that, uh, you decided that you no longer want anything to do with me.

Nate: I’m not sure what I’m–

Victoria: Nate, why don’t you just say it? Just– just– just be honest. Just tell me that it’s over.

Audra: Uh, kyle. What a surprise. I– I wasn’t expecting you.

Kyle: I sent you a text asking if we could meet, but you didn’t respond to it.

Audra: Uh, yeah. No, I’ve just been swamped here. You know, with nikki gone for a few days, it’s a marathon of work. But to be completely honest, I thought you wanted to meet about something personal, so I decided to make you wait.

Kyle: Yeah, um.

Audra: But now that you’re here…

Kyle: It’s not about personal stuff, audra. This is about business.

Audra: Oh, you look so serious.

Kyle: I’m having second thoughts about going after jabot.

Nate: I’m not avoiding you, victoria.

Victoria: Yeah? Well, I mean, it sure seemed that way. No response to any of my texts. Radio silence when I left you any voice messages.

Nate: I thought I made it clear that I need some time to figure things out. Not just us. That whole clown show with your father. That– that’s still pretty fresh.

Victoria: So, you couldn’t at least pick up a phone?

Nate: I honestly don’t know what I would have said to you.

Victoria: How about, “hi, how’s it going?” I mean, that would have been enough. I just needed to connect with you. And I– I just needed to know if there was still a chance.

Nate: I’m sorry.

Victoria: I understand that you’re trying to figure a lot of things out right now and I’m not trying to push, but, I mean, can we at least get a drink, you know? Have a conversation? We don’t have to come to any conclusions about us, but we can have a drink as– as friends. I mean, friendship is still on the table, isn’t it?

Nate: Of course, it is.

Victoria: So, anyway, a lot has happened to me since the last time I saw you.

Nate: What do you mean?

Victoria: Well, I mean, that I’m– I’m sort of in the same kind of limbo that you are right now.

Nate: You didn’t quit your job, did you?

Victoria: No, not yet.

Nate: Don’t do that on my account.

Victoria: Okay. It wouldn’t be just that. I know that my dad overreacted, but, you know, his concerns weren’t completely unwarranted, nate.

Nate: He turned on me, victoria. Because he thought I had turned on him. He chose not to accept my explanation and fired me. And you fomented it by choosing to back adam. It fed victor’s belief that I was trying to undermine him.

Victoria: I own that.

Nate: But I swear to you, I set things in motion at the clinic purely as a protective measure to ensure your father had a place secured and the time necessary for treatment.

Victoria: I know, but it was a very presumptuous move. You have to admit that. My dad saw it as a coup.

Nate: I am tired of trying to defend myself.

[ Nate sighing ] So, what are you gonna do now?

Victoria: I don’t know. I don’t know where I fit in right now. My life just feels like, uh, it’s suddenly this completely muddled, confused mess. And I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. My mother’s out of town. Nicholas would just give me advice that I wouldn’t want to follow probably, and forget– forget about my dad. I’m not gonna talk to him about anything. I guess what I’m saying is that I miss talking with you. And nate, I miss you. I miss your wisdom and your kindness and your compassion.

Nate: I miss you too. But I’m not sure I can be that person for you right now.

Victoria: I see.

Nate: I was counting on you to back me up and you weren’t there for me. That doesn’t just go away.

Victoria: I’m not just trying to sweep it under the rug. I understand that. I– I didn’t ever mean to hurt you, but can’t we just grab a drink? Have a conversation? I mean, is that really too much to ask?

Victor: I want you both to know that victoria has threatened to walk away from the company if I offered you a position of any power.

Adam: Okay. Well, then why are we wasting each other’s time?

Nick: Look, will you just stop talking and listen for once?

Adam: No. What for? So pops can put a fatherly hand on my shoulder?

Victor: Are you finished?

Adam: Apparently so. At least at newman enterprises. Unless I’m missing something here?

Victor: I told victoria if she insisted on demanding that, that she would no longer have a job at this company.

Adam: What is this? Is this another game? A contest? What hoops have you arranged for me to jump through this time, dad?

Victor: Listen carefully. The games are over and you have won. The stance you took when everyone else thought that that my mental capacities were in decline. I could no longer run this company. You came up with a plan to support both me and the company.

Adam: Yeah. But that was my intention, 100%.

Victor: And I appreciate it. And if victoria doesn’t see it that way, so be it. I run the show around here. If she disagrees with that, she can take a walk.

Adam: Wow. Uh…

Victor: Is that all you have to say?

Adam: You’re gonna have to forgive me if I’m a little surprised that you would overthrow the golden child for me. And I’m a little skeptical. I mean, what’s your angle here?

Victor: No angles, no games. I want this family to finally work together. It is all I’ve ever wanted. Ever wanted. You are as much a part of this family as both nicholas and victoria. That will never change. And if victoria doesn’t like it, she can take a walk and I won’t stop her.

Adam: Well, you’re being a little quiet.

Nick: Yeah.

Adam: Gearing up? Sharpening the metal knife? Well, go ahead, let me have it. Let’s hear your take on all of this. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth

Nick: I’m not happy about any of it. Starting with the fact that you faked some mental decline to try and trick your children into betraying you. It says an awful lot about your transparency and trust in us.

Victor: I’ve made my reasons for that clear to you.

Nick: Doesn’t mean I have to like it or agree with it. I also don’t like that victoria feels like she needs to step away from this company because you have weaseled your way back into another position of power that you do not deserve.

Adam: Okay. Well, according to you.

Nick: No. According to everything you’ve ever done since you walked into our lives. Now, I will do what I can. I will talk to vic. I will try and convince her to stay at newman. But when it comes to you? Clearly, this is on dad. And we’re gonna do whatever he wants because if it was up to me, you wouldn’t be in this office right now or the building.

Adam: You certainly don’t disappoint.

Victor: Nicholas, you may disagree with my methods, my decisions. I respect that. But I did all that for one purpose and one purpose only. To bring this family together so that all of us can work together as a team. Do you know how powerful we will be if we all work together?

Nick: I get it, dad. But do you expect us to just live happily ever after?

Victor: That’s up to the three of you.

Adam: Can I assume that nick will replace victoria if she walks? And I’ll assume that I’ll replace nate as coo?

Victor: Would that be all right with you?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Nicholas, you disagree?

Nick: Ah, what does it matter, dad?

Victor: Son, I still want your input.

Nick: Here’s my input. Whatever happened to adam starting at the bottom and working his way up? I guess you didn’t mean that either, huh? What a surprise. Looks like I was right about that too.

Audra: What do you mean you’re having second thoughts about our plan? What’s happened?

Kyle: I don’t think I can betray my family just to get a position of power at jabot.

Audra: It’s a position you deserve. We have been over this, kyle. I thought you saw our plan as the best and only way to achieve that.

Kyle: Yeah. I no longer want to believe that. Look, I– I guess I will have to find some other way to get there, but not by betraying my family.

Audra: But you won’t get there, kyle. How much clearer can it be? You know, your father doesn’t trust you. Billy will always stand in your way. Because of that, you were gung ho about joining tucker and me. So what’s really changed?

Kyle: I– I guess I have. Look, I– I made that decision out of frustration and anger.

Audra: And don’t forget ambition.

Kyle: Yeah, I can’t deny that. But at the end of the day, I have to be able to live with myself and I just don’t think I can if I go down this road.

Audra: Look, kyle, I know this has been hard for you. I sympathize with that. I really do.

Kyle: You’re not gonna talk me out of my decision.

Audra: Look, it’s only natural you’d have some misgivings about going against your family, who, let’s be honest, has never exactly returned that loyalty. But I promise you, all of your doubts will vanish once we take control of jabot.

Kyle: No. They won’T.

Audra: Kyle, I know much more about these things than you do, but you’ll get there. You will find how intoxicating true power is.

Kyle: No, audra. Stop. Okay? You’re not listening to me. Yes, I deserve this job. But I want it given to me by my father the right way, not by ripping the company away from him and taking control.

Audra: You’re a fraud. You know, I never expected you’d end up afraid of going after what you want because daddy might disapprove. You know, tucker warned me. You know, I guess I just had more faith in you than you actually deserved.

[ Nikki sighing ]

Nikki: Claire! Claire, where are you? Oh, god. Claire! Where are you? What is happening to me?

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Nikki: Claire. What– what’s going on? Where am I? My purse. My purse. Where’s my purse? My phone?

[ Nikki panting ]

[ Nikki grunting ] Please, somebody! Somebody help me! Please!

[ Knocking continues ]

Nate: So, here we are.

Victoria: Thank you. I appreciate that you could bring yourself to sit down and talk to me.

Nate: Victoria–

Victoria: No, really. I mean it. You’re not obligated to listen to me, especially given the circumstances, so thank you for doing it.

Nate: Okay. So, what’s been going on?

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: Chaos as usual.

Nate: At newman?

Victoria: Adam is the man of the hour now because of the way that he handled the situation when we all thought that dad’s mind was deteriorating.

Nate: You backed him up.

Victoria: Clearly, that’s still a sore point with you.

Nate: It was the only point. It helped victor decide he couldn’t trust me, so I was out.

Victoria: No, dad made that decision when he learned that you already practically committed him.

Nate: See, that’s what I mean. You still believe it too.

Victoria: Look, if I could go back, I would realize that adam was just saying everything that dad wanted to hear and I was blindly and stupidly following along. I should have been asking myself, “what’s in it for him?” Because there’s always, always something in it for adam, no matter what he does.

Nate: So, you do regret it.

Victoria: Yes.

Nate: Okay. Well, thank you for that. So, was adam promoted? Did victor give him my job?

Victoria: I don’t know what his role will be, but dad wants to bring him back into the fold in a very high position. I threatened to walk out the door if he did that.

Nate: Seriously?

Victoria: Yeah. I basically told him either adam goes or I do.

Nate: Come on. That would be a very foolish move, victoria. You need to go back and convince victor you were wrong.

Adam: And if victoria stays on as your right hand, does that mean that nick is gonna replace nate?

Victor: That’s one possible scenario, yeah.

Adam: So, what’s left for me? Am I gonna be nick’s assistant so I can continue paying penance for all my sins?

Victor: We’ll find something for you. It will suit your particular proclivities.

Nick: What would that be? Con man in residence?

Adam: Dad, whatever it is, I accept.

Nick: I’m surprised you don’t think you deserve something more.

Victor: That’s enough, son.

Nick: Sure. Dad, it’s just, you know, you discount the kids who have stood by you and are loyal to you and you reward one who has clearly shown all he cares about is gaining more power, no matter how that happens.

Victor: Son, that’s enough. I’m sick and tired of all the bickering among you.

Adam: It has grown quite tedious, nicholas.

Victor: Okay? No more. I will assign a job to you that is of importance. Nicholas, you will take over nate hastings’s position. And you will both do your best to convince victoria to come back to the fold, all right?

Adam: Would that be okay for you, nick?

Nick: It doesn’t look like I have any choice.

Victor: You’re damn right you don’t have a choice. I call the shots, no one else. And if any of you don’t like it, you can all walk. I’ll replace all of you. Type 2 diabetes? Discover the ozempic tri-zone.

Victor: Glad you’re taking some time to relax. Love and miss you already.

[ Loud banging on door ]

Nikki: Claire! Can you hear me? What is going on? Why are you doing this?

Claire: Well, here it is. It’s nothing like the newman ranch but it’s home.

Nikki: After traveling, tea will just hit the spot. Oh, thank you. Hey, this tea is very different. What kind is it?

Claire: I couldn’t say.

Nikki: Well, you haven’t even touched yours. I– I really don’t feel well at all.

Claire: It’s okay. Soon everything will be as it should.

Nikki: What? What do you mean?

[ Groaning ] Oh. I don’t understand. What is happening? What? What is happening? But why? Why is this happening? It doesn’t matter why. Getting out of here is what matters. Oh, breaking the glass won’t work. It’s too far a drop. Maybe there’s a way out from there. Damn it. I can’t panic. I need to stay calm.

Kyle: Thank you, audra.

Audra: For what?

Kyle: For showing me who you really are. This wasn’t about building something for the two of us. You were just using me until you got what you want.

Audra: What we want. You know, welcome to real life, kyle. You know, this is how the world works outside of the abbott cocoon. You know, at least the world I live in. I thought you understood that.

Kyle: Yeah, so everything is transactional.

Audra: You’re damn right it is.

Kyle: I feel sorry for you.

Audra: Oh, just save it. Okay? You know what your problem is, you want to have it both ways. You want all the power and prestige and everything that comes along with it. But you don’t have the guts to fight for it. You know, daddy might get mad. You might not get invited over for christmas.

Kyle: Yeah. Well, at least I have people I care about and who care about me. Who do you have, audra? Hm? Tucker? You think he gives a damn about you? Do you think he would sacrifice anything for you?

Audra: At least he’s a man who’s not afraid of going after what he wants.

Kyle: You know, when I walked in here, I didn’t know what I wanted.

Audra: Don’t try to spin this on me. You’d already made up your mind.

Kyle: No. No, I didn’T. I was conflicted. I needed to talk to somebody who I thought was on my side. Who understood my position. But you were just stringing me along until you got what you wanted. And the second I showed any doubts or any human emotion, you turned on me.

Audra: I don’t have time for cowards. Deal with it.

Kyle: Fine. I will. I am seeing things very clearly now. Sorry for wasting your time, audra. And mine.

Victoria: You know what staying at newman would mean, don’t you?

Nate: I’ve got a pretty good idea.

Victoria: Adam wins, again.

Nate: Adam wins if you leave.

[ Victoria scoffs ]

Victoria: How does that work?

Nate: You’d be giving him all the power and relinquishing your own. Adam becomes victor’s shining light. And you become the disgruntled daughter who walked out the door because she couldn’t get what she wanted.

Victoria: But nate, you of all people know that it goes a lot deeper than that.

Nate: Doesn’t matter. That’s what victor will think. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it because you’ll be gone. And where to, by the way?

Victoria: Where to, what?

Nate: Where would you go? What would you do?

Victoria: I’m sure there are a lot of companies that would be happy to know that I’m suddenly available.

Nate: Oh, I have no doubt. But would the situation be better than what you have now? Think about the bigger picture, victoria. Adam would still report to you. Right?

Victoria: Probably. Yes.

Nate: And how long do you honestly think victor is going to last as C.E.O.? A year? Maybe two? Eventually, the stress will catch up with him and he’ll want to retire again. And if you’re not there, who will he give it to? Not nick, who always has one foot out the door.

Victoria: He’ll give it to adam.

Nate: Which may be the long con adam’s been playing all along. And you’ll just have handed him the keys to the kingdom.

Victoria: I hear what you’re saying, nate. And it’s– it’s really good advice.

Nate: But?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: But the thought of working with adam again, day in and day out makes my stomach turn.

Nate: I didn’t say it would be easy.

Victoria: Try impossible. I know that adam is gonna try to undermine me and nick whenever and wherever he can. And dad is just gonna blame us for not making the effort to get along with him.

Nate: So you’ll have to stay one step ahead of him.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I know. It’s just the thought of it is exhausting. I don’t know if I can go through that again.

Nate: Then we’re back to the question of… where do you go from there?

Victoria: I don’t know. I’m just gonna have to figure that part out. But thank you.

Nate: Thank you?

Victoria: Thank you, very much, for letting me bend your ear when the subject of me and my family is probably the last thing that you want to be talking about.

Nate: I do care about you, victoria. I want to see you happy and successful in everything you do.

Victoria: Oh, god. That sounds like a breakup line.

Nate it’s not a line, it’s how I feel. And whatever happens with us going forward isn’t going to change that. Feelings don’t just go away.

Victoria: Good and the bad. Right? So, what about you?

Nate: What about me?

Victoria: Well, I spent the last hour talking about myself. I wanna know what’s going on with you. What are your plans?

Nate: I’ve got something in the works.

Victoria: Oh?

Nate: It’s big, actually. Got a few details to iron out and some obstacles to overcome, but… in the end, it will all be worth it.

Victoria: Well, that sounds exciting. What is it? No, look, it’s okay. You– you don’t have to tell me about it.

Nate: No, no, it isn’t you. I guess I just don’t want to jinx it, you know, by saying anything until it happens.

Victoria: I had no idea you were superstitious.

Nate: Usually I’m not.

Victoria: Come on, you can tell me. Just give me a little hint, for old-time’s sake.

Nate: All I can say is… I’m going home. My advice to you is to do the same.

Audra: Hi. I’m sorry, I handled that poorly. I don’t want this to come between us. Please call me.

Nikki: Wait a minute. It could be a trick. She drugged me before. I can’t take the chance. Maybe there’s something that will help me pick the lock. This might work. Come on. Keep it together. You’re going to be all right. Victor knows where you are. So when he doesn’t hear from you… of course, she took my phone.

Claire: Nikki, are you awake? Nikki?

Nikki: Claire? Claire. Why are you doing this to me? What is happening? Claire! Claire! I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Nick: I see you and nate have made peace. It’s nice of you to give him the benefit of the doubt after what he tried to pull with dad.

Victoria: Not now, nick.

Nick: Just an observation.

Nate: Wow. You may think you know what my intentions were, nick. But the truth is, you have no idea.

Nick: Ah, nate. I know exactly what you were hoping to get out of all this.

Adam: And more importantly, so does our father.

Nate: I want you to think about my suggestion.

Victoria: I will.

Nate: Have a good night.

Victoria: Good night.

Adam: What suggestion was he referring to?

Victoria: That was a private conversation. It’s none of your business.

Adam: Whatever you say, victoria.

Victoria: What are the two of you doing here together anyway?

Adam: We’re looking for you, actually.

Nick: We came to talk.

Victoria: About what?

Nick: Our family.

Victor: Hello, my sweetheart. It’s your lonely husband calling, you know. You’ve only been gone a day and I miss you already. I want you to have a good time. I want you to relax and enjoy your time with that assistant of yours and her aunt. Okay? I’ll take care of things around here. I promise you. Okay? I miss you a lot, my baby. I really am lonely without you. Bye.

Nikki: Claire, answer me. What do you want? Why are you doing this?

Claire: There’s water on the nightstand and more in the drawer. There’s cans of food in the armoire with a can opener. I promise you it’s all safe.

Nikki: Why should I believe anything after what you’ve done to me? You’re not gonna get away with it. My sister is expecting me.

Claire: No, she isn’T. You made it very clear you were gonna surprise her.

Nikki: No. No.

Claire: I have to get back to genoa city and make all the other arrangements.

Nikki: What other arrangements? What are you going to do?

Claire: I’m leaving now, nikki. And don’t worry, you’ll be with the rest of your family soon. So there’s no real need to panic.

Nikki: You leave my family alone. Claire. Claire, can you hear me? You stay away from my family. Claire.

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God, I really need this right now.


Johnny. I didn’t realize you were home.

Yeah, I, uh, just got back. I saw Tate leaving as I was coming in. He looked pretty upset.

Yeah, we sort of got in a fight.

What about?

Well, the fact that he had the nerve to make a move on me while my mom’s missing. Can you believe that?

Yeah, that does sound a little inappropriate. What do you mean your mom is missing?

Well, your dad was on the phone with her when the line suddenly went dead. He thinks she might have been in an accident.

I don’t understand, EJ. Dimitri was supposed to bring our baby to the hospital. Where are they?

I– I don’t know. I’ve spoken with several people on the staff, ,::, security personnel. No one’s seen Dimitri or our baby.

Well, have you called the police?

I have, yes. I’ve spoken with an officer. They’re putting out an APB.

An APB? What? Then why isn’t this building beeping like crazy with an AMBER Alert? EJ! Our baby is being held by a psychotic criminal! My God! God only knows what Dimitri has planned.




Leo, you are out of your damn mind if you think I’m going to leave here without you.

Dimitri, you have to. I’m in police custody, and I have a feeling that– well, soon, my only fashion items will be of the orange variety.

Oh, don’t say that. Hey, not too long ago, I was in police custody and you helped me escape.

That was completely different. Were handcuffed to a hospital bed. I am surrounded by a battalion of armed cops. What are you going to do, charge in here, guns blazing, like a slightly younger, less scruffy John Wick?

Actually, no. I was thinking of something a little less likely to get me killed, like hiring you a damn good lawyer.

So the baby we were going to adopt was born tonight?

Isn’t that exciting? I was surprised myself, but yes.

I just can’t believe it’s happening so soon.

You’re not having second thoughts now, are you? No one-way tickets to Buenos Aires?

OK, stop. Of course not. I’m– I’m elated. I just– I just can’t wait to meet our son.

[baby whimpers]

I know. I know. You miss your Mommy Nicole. But I promise you, little one, your Mommy Sloan is going to love you as if you were her own.

[baby whimpering] Oh.

[shushes] That’s OK. You’re going to be with your real daddy soon, too. How wonderful will that be? Then you and Daddy Eric and Mommy Sloan will be one big, happy family. As long as she and I can pull off this crazy-ass plan.

[tense music]

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

A damn good lawyer? Dimitri, babe, we don’t even have money for a halfway decent mani-pedi.

Sweetheart, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to figure it all out.

There isn’t any time to figure things out! Rolf is ready to segel zu setzen on that Cold War-era submarine, and you’re shapely little tuchus needs to be on it.

The submarine can wait.

No, no, it cannot, Dimitri. You have got to leave Salem immediately.

No! No, I am sorry, Leo, but I’m simply not going to do that. Look, you are the love of my life, and I’m not going to just let you rot in some godforsaken prison. Now, just sit tight, OK? Sit tight, and I’m going to get you help.

Look, sweetheart, I know that my nephew can be a duplicitous son of a bitch, but I honestly believe he will not harm an innocent baby, especially if he is going to use him as a bargaining chip to get himself out of his legal mess.

Well, I can’t just sit around and hope for the best, EJ. I have got to find our son.

Whoa, whoa, sweetheart. You were just in a car crash. You are in no shape–

Oh, stop it. I’m fine! Just help me get dressed.

Nicole, darling, listen to me. Look at me. You need to rest. You need to rest.

[sobbing] EJ. How can I rest, EJ? How can I rest? How can I rest when I know our baby is missing? I mean, what if he’s starving? What if– he needs– he needs me. He needs us, EJ. He needs his Mommy and Daddy. He needs us.

Wait, wait, wait. We have to get diapers and formula and…car seat. We still have to get a car seat. I have to assemble the things that I’ve already bought him!

Baby, come–


You are going to be an amazing father. Don’t worry so much. Now, we’ve got this, OK?

I’m just glad to see you’re so confident.

I am. I actually feel like everything’s kind of falling into place. And once Melinda makes all the necessary arrangements, you and I will finally have the family we’ve been dreaming of.

Oh, there you go. Enjoy your binky, little one.

[knock at door] Ooh. Showtime. Wish me luck, kid. Dr. Pierce, thank you for getting here so quickly.

Ms. Trask, if I’m being honest, I was not too thrilled to get your call. Actually, after my case was resolved, I was hoping I’d never see you again.

Oh, what? You’re still holding a grudge because I tried to put you behind bars?

Just drawing some healthy boundaries with the prosecuting attorney. Thankfully, Sloan Peterson was able to prove my innocence.

Oh, please, Sloan got you off on a technicality. We all know you’re guilty as hell of major insurance fraud.

Are you trying to get me to confess, Ms. Trask? Is that why I’m here?

No, Doctor, you’re here because you put the Hippocratic oath on the back burner in favor of a buck. And I am counting on an encore performance.

Did you get ahold of your lawyer?

Actually, my brilliant legal team is being assembled as we speak. But until then, do you happen to have a copy “of Police Officer Weekly,” “Meter Maid Digest”? I don’t know, something to peruse?

Mm, afraid not. But I hope that you have assembled a brilliant legal team. In fact, I hope it’s the best in the Lower , because you are going to need it. You’re in some serious trouble, boy. Yeah. What is that, aiding and abetting a fugitive? Not to mention assaulting a police officer.

Hey, I already told you, I did not touch a hair on your girlfriend’s head.

Oh, that’s right. That’s– yeah, of course. Your boyfriend did it. You know, honestly, it’s hard to keep track of who did what to whom. But, uh, I’ll tell you one thing. It’d be a real shame if you went down for Dimitri’s crimes. Because if you’re convicted– and trust me, you will be– you’re going to be spending a hell of a long time in Statesville.

You’re wasting your time. I am not going to turn on Dimitri.

Hmm. Even if it’s the only way to save your own ass?

He’s my ride or die. And yes, the truth is I have betrayed many people in my life, but I’m not going to betray him.

OK, suit yourself. It’s your own funeral.

[tense music]

You’re right. We’ve waited long enough. It’s time to light a fire under Rafe and his Keystone Kops.

[phone beeps]

[line trilling] This is DA DiMera. I’d like to speak with Commissioner Hernandez immediately. What do you mean, he’s busy? Busy with what? I’ll be right there.

What’s going on?

Leo Stark was just arrested. If there is anyone who has the slightest inkling as to Dimitri’s whereabouts, it’s that garrulous little court jester.

Well, I want to go with you.

I know, sweetheart, but listen. Time is of the essence. And it’ll be a lot quicker if I go on my own. I will call you if I find out anything, anything at all.

OK, but just– promise me that you will find our son.

I promise you, my darling, that I will not stop until our baby is back in your arms where he belongs. I promise you. Now, you just rest.

OK. Oh, my God.

And so once I remembered that my mom and I shared our locations, I told Eric, and then he like took off like a bat out of hell. And then your dad came back, and I told him about the locations, and he, like, also darted out of here.

You haven’t heard from either of them since this happened?

No, not yet. But maybe I should try calling one of them. Oh, damn, I somehow missed a text from Eric.

OK, what’d he say?

Oh, my God. Your dad was right. My mom really was in an accident. And she had the baby.

Whoa, whoa, what? Is she OK? Is the baby OK?

I don’t– I don’t know. It just says your dad took her to the hospital.

All right, OK. Let’s go. We need to get over there right now.

So did Melinda tell you how the birth went?

Yes, she did. She said everything went smoothly, that the baby is healthy. Little on the small side, but nothing to be worried about.

[tense music]

I just realized that our baby and Nicole’s baby were both born on the same day.

Oh, my God. What? Nicole gave birth?

Yeah, that’s what I was going to tell you when I got home.

Oh, wow. I’m– I’m so happy for them. That’s wonderful news. They must be over the moon about that.

Well, they would be, but Nicole, she– she got into a car accident with Dimitri Von– Leo Stark and–

Oh, my God. Is Nicole OK? Is the baby OK?

Nicole was injured. And Dimitri, he took the baby to the hospital. EJ and Nicole, they should be with the baby right now.

This is EJ DiMera’s baby?

And Nicole’s.

Correct on both counts.

But why in God’s name do you have the kid?

My boyfriend and I got into an accident with Nicole.

Oh, God.

Oh, my God. Is she OK?

I don’t know. She was conscious when I left, but barely. After the crash, she went into labor, we helped her deliver, and then I promised I’d get this little guy to a doctor.

So then why didn’t you go directly to the hospital?

I did. The place was crawling with cops. I couldn’t risk them recognizing who I am.

And so you came here instead? Why? Well, it sounds like everything worked out in the end.

I’ll have you know, Ms. Trask, that the only reason I agreed to stop by here tonight was because you told me Ms. Peterson needed my help. God knows I owe her one. I had no idea I was being summoned here under false pretenses to do something unethical.

Well, do you need help climbing down from your high horse? Because you don’t seem like a very seasoned jockey.

This feels like a trap.

Look, Dr. Pierce, I am no longer the DA, which means I am no longer interested in making sure that you spend the rest of your adult life behind bars and-or in an ankle bracelet. Ms. Peterson and I, we need a favor, one that requires coloring outside the lines just a teeny bit.

And why exactly would I do this?

Because you love money, don’t you? And we’re willing to make a sizable donation to a bank account of your choosing.

Ms. Trask, I’m afraid you completely misjudged my character. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have plans to go home and binge watch “Law & Order SVU.”

Maybe this will change your mind? Are there enough zeros for you, Doc?

I suppose Mariska Hargitay can wait.

[baby whimpering]

He’s a little underweight, but very healthy for a preemie. Boy is a fighter.

So he’s all good?

I don’t see any issues.

That is excellent news. And now–

And now, what? I thought you just wanted me to check the baby.

Actually, there’s more to it than that, Doctor.

What do you want me to do, Ms. Trask? Burp him? Change his diaper?

Actually, what I need you to change is your diagnosis.


You see, you’ve given the baby a clean bill of health. But I need the parents to believe otherwise. And I need you, Doctor, to deliver the very bad news.

[machines beeping]

Nothing. Nothing on the news about Dimitri and Leo.


Oh, Holly!

Are you OK?

Oh, baby. I’m fine.

I was so worried about you!

I’m so happy you’re here.



Eric said you were in a car accident?

Yes, two fugitives ran me off the road.

Those bastards. How badly were you hurt?

The doctors said I’ll– I’ll make a full recovery. But after the accident, I went into premature labor, and I had the baby.

I know, Mom. Eric mentioned that in his text. So do Johnny and I have a little baby brother or baby sister?

A baby brother.

That’s wonderful. But where– where is he? Is he– is he with my dad?

[somber music]

No. He’s missing. And we can’t find him.


Poor Nicole. God, she must have been terrified.

She was, but she did what any mother would do to help make sure their baby survived.

Of course. My God, I can only imagine. I haven’t even met our son and I already have those feelings, like I would do anything in the world to protect him.

[phone rings]

Oh. I’m sorry, just one second. It might be Melinda. Hello?

Sloan, it’s Dimitri Von Leuschner.

Wow, what a nice surprise?

Is it Melinda?

Uh, just one second. Hold on. Um, this is a client, and it might take a little while.

OK. I’m going to go see my mom. I’m going to tell her the good news.

That’s a good idea.

All right.

I’ll be back in a bit.

Dimitri, what do you want?

What do I want? I– I want your help. Please. Leo has been arrested, and I need you to get him out of trouble.

You’re wasting your time, Commish. I have nothing more to say without my attorney present.

OK, fine by me.

Wait, I have one more thing to say. Well, to ask.

What is it?

So I know that Dimitri stands accused of trying to murder your sister, Gabi, but now that Gabi’s been arrested for, like, real actual murder murder, does that, you know, like clear the slate?

Are you serious?

I’m going to take that as a no, then?

What the hell did your boyfriend do with my baby?

[dramatic music]

Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me! So the baby that you’re going to adopt was born tonight?

Yes, he was.

And the birth went well? And the baby’s fine and healthy?

Yes to both questions.

Oh, my gosh, I’m so happy for you. Oh! Oh, it’s what you’ve always wanted. And you’re going to be a dad any day now.

Any day now. Sloan and I are going to be parents to a baby boy.

Ohh. Mm.

Look, this isn’t a good time. I can’t help you or Leo.

But you’ve represented him before.

Oh, yeah. And I had to play a very unamusing game of cat and mouse for weeks just to get paid.

Right, right. But I promise you, this time it’s not going to be like that. I’m going to get you your money and I’m going to get you a lot of it.

Still, no.

Sloan, please. I– uh– I love this man deeply. And right now he’s insisting that I leave town without him. And I simply cannot do that unless I know that someone is looking out for him. Now, he is in a world of trouble, and he doesn’t deserve any of it. He’s a good man, Sloan. I swear it.

You know what? Leo is right. You should leave town. I’ll get your boyfriend acquitted. And then he can join you in a land far, far away from Salem.

Are you going to answer me, you little creep? Or do you want me to open you up like a can of beans?



Back the hell off! You need to calm down.

I will not calm down until I get some answers. What has Dimitri done with my child?

OK, what are you talking about?

As I was trying to tell you earlier, Nicole was involved in a car crash. Run off the road, actually, by Leo here and his beau, my outlaw nephew.


It was an accident, I swear!

The trauma of it all caused Nicole to go into premature labor, where she gave birth to our son.

Whom an impromptu midwife– yours truly, it so happens– helped deliver, thank you very much. Mazel tov, by the way.

Dimitri left Nicole at the crash site with our baby, supposedly to take him to the hospital, only neither he, nor the baby, ever appeared.

Wait, wait. What?

Don’t you dare act like you didn’t know this! You two bumbling, scheming dirtbags probably devised this entire plot yourselves!

No, no, really. EJ, there was no plot!

Then where is my son? Why hasn’t Dimitri returned him?

[tense music]

Honestly, I don’t know. But Dimitri would never do anything like that. He wouldn’t kidnap a tiny baby! I swear this has got to be a misunderstanding!

The hell it is.

[breathing heavily] If you don’t tell me where Dimitri is right now, I promise you, Leo on everything I hold dear, you will live to regret this.

I– I don’t understand. Why would Dimitri not bring the baby to the hospital?

I’m not sure. I mean, your father and I think that maybe he’s using the baby as leverage to get out of his legal troubles?

Oh, my God. That’s so evil. How could he use an innocent baby like that?

I swear to God, if he touches one little hair on my baby brother’s head, I’ll kill him.

And I’ll dig the bastard’s grave. But seriously, Mom, what can we do to help?

Um, I don’t know. Maybe one of you can text EJ and see if there’s an update? I would do it myself, but my phone didn’t survive the accident.

Yeah, of course. Of course.

Oh, Mom, I can’t believe you gave birth on the side of the road. You must have been so scared.

It’s all a blur, really, but your baby brother, he– he came out fighting. He’s a survivor.

Just like you– strong, tough. That’s how I wherever he is, my baby brother’s going to be just fine. OK?

OK. Thank you.

No, no, no. If I do as you ask, I could lose my medical license. It’s way too risky.

With great risk comes great reward. And we are going to reward you greatly. Dr. Pierce, Ms. Peterson and I don’t throw around bank notes willy-nilly.

And what happens when the parents ask to see the baby?

You’re a doctor. You’ll figure something out.

But it’s so incredibly cruel, that– this couple, these parents, they’ll be devastated.

I know. And believe me, I don’t feel great about it, either. But look at the bright side. You’ll be making another couple very, very happy.

I swear to you, I don’t know where Dimitri is.

Then what is his game, huh? Is he using my son as a bargaining chip? Is he holding him for ransom?

No, no, no. It’s neither of those things.

All right, EJ. Why don’t you let me handle this?

With all due respect, Commissioner, this is my son we’re talking about here. And I’m the DA. I have every right to question the swine.

Actually, you don’t. Show-and-tell is over, boys. My client has nothing further to say.

Sloan Peterson. Don’t tell me you’re throwing your lot in with this disgusting degenerate?

Please show yourself out. I need to speak to my client in private. And under constitutional law, he does still have that right.

Come on, EJ. Let’s go.

Did Dimitri call you?

He did.

Did he mention anything about Nicole’s baby? Because he was supposed to take him to the hospital, but Mr. Frontier Justice out there says they never showed.

Sorry, no, he never mentioned anything about Nicole’s baby.

Did you hear that, kiddo? That crooked, yet first-rate doctor said that you are in tip-top shape. Oh, Sloan– I mean, your new mommy– is going to be so pleased. Oh.

[chuckles] You know, I– I meant what I said earlier to Dr. Pierce. I do feel kind of bad what we’re doing to Nicole. But here’s what I learned over the years, that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the benefit of the child. I had to do that for my own little girl. Her name was Haley.

[sobs] I had to give her to my parents to raise, and it was the hardest thing I’d ever had to do. Broke my heart. But I did it, because I knew that’s what was best for her. And I know that this is what’s best for you. Ahh. Eric and Sloan are good people. And they’re going to be amazing parents.

[tense music]

Well, at first I was skeptical, because Melinda Trask, she was helping us arrange the adoption. But she’s really come through.

Oh, I’m so happy. You’ve wanted this for so long, and it’s finally going to work out this time.

Yes, it is. You know, I just– I just hope things work out for Nicole, too.

Nicole? Why do you say that?

So did you talk to Leo? Did he tell you where Dimitri took the baby?

Leo swears up and down he doesn’t know. And I have to say, he did seem rather perplexed as to why Dimitri didn’t show up here. But whether or not he’s telling the truth, he’s of no use to us. He’s lawyered up now.

What? So now what? What are we going to do?

Well, Rafe was supposedly on the case, but that man couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag. So I’m just going to have to find our son myself. And I’m not going to stop until I find him.

I’m coming with you.

Excuse me. Are you Nicole DiMera?

I am.

A pleasure to meet you. I’m Dr. Pierce. I’m here because I have news about your baby.

I’m the boy’s father. Do you know where he is?

Earlier tonight, a man arrived at the hospital with a baby in his arms, a newborn. He said it belonged to Nicole DiMera.

Oh, my God. Well, then I guess Dimitri did do the right thing after all.

I– this doesn’t make sense. I was there. I asked if a baby had been brought in and they said no.

I’m sorry, there must have been some confusion. Word never got back to me.

OK, so– so where is he? Where is my son? Are they bringing him up to us?

Perhaps we should talk more privately?

It’s fine, Doctor. Everybody here is family.

Look, just tell me what’s going on, please? I know that my baby was born prematurely, but are you saying– he’s OK, isn’t he?

I’m sorry, Mrs. DiMera. Your son didn’t make it.


Well, I completely understand. And I apologize for the delay, but I was just wondering if maybe you could hold the submarine for just– I see. It’s now or never. OK, well, then I will head to the docks. Dr. Rolf, please do not leave without me.

[phone beeps] Goodbye, Leo. I love you.

So Dimitri left town? He’s gone?

I believe so.

Well, that’s– that’s a relief.

So, look, Leo. It’s too late tonight to get you arraigned, but I am going to do my best to get you out of this predicament.

Thank you.

[phone rings]

Sorry, just one sec. Hey, I can’t talk long; I’m in a meeting with a client.

I just wanted to let you know that Dr. Pierce agreed to help us.

Did he?

Uh-huh. And, um, actually, he’s delivering the very upsetting news to Mommy and Daddy as we speak.

[machines beeping]

No. No, no. That’s not possible. My baby was perfectly fine when Dimitri left with him. He was fine. I– I saw him.

I understand that there was a car accident, which caused you to go into labor? Well, it appears the infant sustained internal injuries during the crash.


He was, uh–


He was wrapped in this blanket.

[sobbing] Oh.

[somber music] Oh, God. I– I bought him this blanket. This is the blanket that Dimitri wrapped him in. Oh, God. This can’t be happening.


I understand you have a lot to process. I’ll give you some privacy. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Again, I’m– I’m– terribly sorry for your loss.


Dad, I’m so sorry. Is there– is there anything I can do?

Well, perhaps you could take Holly outside.


Um, hey, let’s, uh– let’s give them some space, yeah?

I love you, Mom.

This– this can’t be happening, EJ. Please, please tell me this isn’t real. It’s not real! Oh.


Oh, my goodness. Poor Nicole. She’s been through such an ordeal tonight.

Yeah, I just– you know, I really hope the worst is behind her.

[phone rings] It’s Holly. Holly, hey. How’s your mom and the baby?

[somber music] What? Oh, my God. I’m– Holly, I’m– I’m so sorry.

Eric, what happened?

The doctor has to be wrong, EJ. He is wrong. He’s wrong. I was just telling Holly how strong our son is, that he’s a fighter.

And he was, I’m sure.

No. Do not say “was.” Do not say “was.” Do not use the past tense. Oh. It can’t be true, EJ, it can’t. It’s not. It’s just– how can it end this way? How can it end this way? How? I mean, after everything that we’ve been through to keep this baby healthy. I mean, I– I took all the vitamins. I took all the medication. I never missed– I never missed one dose. I– I took care of myself because I knew how risky this pregnancy was. I don’t understand.

I know. You were so good.

EJ, you and I, we’ve lost two babies. Two babies before they were born, but not this one. He made it. And it would just be so unfair if he– oh, God! Ahh!

[sobbing] No! Oh, our baby, EJ. Our baby.

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Brooke: I know you’ve been trying to reach Thorne and Kristen and Felicia. So, have they gotten back to you yet?

Ridge: No, not yet. I’m dreading this. I– I don’t want to tell them about Dad. I don’t want to talk about it. How did we get here? I– I know– I don’t want to lose my dad.

Brooke: I know that. And Eric is everything to all of us.

Ridge: Okay. Um, Rick and Bridget, did you get in touch with them?

Brooke: No, actually that’s something I would like to tell them in person. Haven’t told Hope yet either. What about Steffy and Thomas?

Ridge: I texted them. They’re on their way over. They deserve to know about their granddad.

Eric: No, no, Aldo, no, no, no. I was the driving force behind the new Couture line, not Ridge. Uh, of course, I had– I had the help of my wonderful grandson, RJ. I couldn’t have done it without him. Sorry, Aldo, I’m gonna have to call you back. Yeah, ciao. I’m okay. I’m fine. I’m fine.

Luna: Your grandfather and you, you guys are uber talented.

RJ: Well, it’s no secret, Eric Forrester has been king of the fashion world for decades. And uh, he still has so much more beauty to create. It’s just not fair what’s happening to him.

Luna: Look, you’re right about your grandfather. His amazing talent and the gift that he’s given the world with his elegant designs throughout the years, but I’ll bet if you asked him, he’d say that his greatest gift is you and his family. The Forresters. It’s the family he adores who adores him. Look, I know how much you love and respect him, RJ.

RJ: I do. It’s just– I just don’t believe this is it for him.

Luna: Mom! But I thought you left.

Poppy: I was about to, but I got detained by your Aunt Li.

RJ: Hi. I’m Ridge Forrester, Jr. RJ. It’s– it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’ve heard so many good things about you from her.

Poppy: Well, it’s lovely to finally meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you from my daughter.

RJ: You have? Good things, I hope? Yes? No, she’s– she’s been an incredible addition to Forrester Creations. I’m so happy she’s here.

Donna: You need to call your doctor.

Eric: Why? So he can tell us what we already know? That my time is running out.

Donna: I wish you would stop saying that.

Eric: It’s the reality, darling. It’s a reality that we all have to face together. I’m sorry.

Katie: Hello. Hi.

Eric: Hey.

Katie: Um, everything okay?

Eric: Yeah, it’s fine.

Donna: Yeah.

Katie: I’m not interrupting anything?

Eric: No, not at all. You’re always welcome here.

Katie: Okay. How are you doing?

Eric: I’m fine. How are you?

Katie: I’m well. I’m actually here because I have an update regarding the fashion challenge. As you know, no one outside the building was aware that you and Ridge were going head-to-head.

Eric: And that I beat him. Taught my son a lesson.

Brooke: You made a beautiful sacrifice, allowing Eric to win the fashion challenge.

Ridge: I just wish I could change things.

Brooke: I know.

Thomas: Hey. Got your text.

Steffy: Yeah. What’s– what’s going on?

Thomas: What’s up?

Ridge: Well, there’s something we both need to know about your grandfather.

Luna: I’ve always wanted to be where I am right now. Interning at a major design house like Forrester Creations. Learning from the best. I’m just– it’s all a dream come true.

Poppy: Well, your mother couldn’t be any prouder of you. To see my beautiful baby girl realizing her dream, it brings me such joy.

RJ: Oh. She’s– she’s been a wonderful addition to everyone here at Forrester. And the other day she, uh, she found my granddad’s stapler. Which is– which is a long story, which I’m not gonna get into, but she’s great.

Luna: Um, RJ’s grandparents founded Forrester Creations like many years ago. And his grandfather is highly revered by everyone.

RJ: Yeah, me especially. He’s, uh, he’s taught me a lot.

Poppy: About fashion?

RJ: Yeah. And life. He’s a– he’s one of the strongest people I know.

Poppy: I can see how much he means to you.

RJ: He does. So, does she. She’s– she’s been amazing here. Truly. No, truly. I mean, it. She’s been incredible and uh, I’d hate to lose her.

Eric: I really feel vindicated, you know. I think I proved a point. I won the fashion showdown fair and square.

Donna: Oh, you certainly did. You poured everything of yourself into that. You worked so hard. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you so driven and focused.

Eric: I don’t think Ridge thought I could do it. And I couldn’t have done it without RJ’s help. The boy’s a godsend.

Katie: You two make quite a team.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: He’s a great kid. I hope he continues on at Forrester. I really do. Honing his skill and his talent. The fact is he can do anything in life, actually. He’s gonna– he’s gonna shine whatever he does.

Katie: I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.

Donna: Well, certainly not his parents.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: I know Ridge and Brooke are so proud of him.

Eric: I hope he finds somebody in this life to love him and stand– stand with him, support him, the way you do with me. I hope he does. Although, I must say, maybe he’s already found it with Luna. I’ve seen them together.

Katie: How would you feel if that were to happen?

Eric: Oh, oh, this– this wonderful, wonderful new, uh, intern who– who found my old stapler for me? Oh, my God.

Katie: Okay. I guess that answers that question.

Eric: Yeah, it does. It does, doesn’t it? It just feels so wonderful to have proven to everybody I still have it. And to prove the naysayers wrong.

Donna: Well, you certainly did that, didn’t you?

Eric: Which is why I need to get into the office. I need to get into the office. I have all these ideas going around in my head, you know?

Donna: What?

Eric: I– I can’t– I can’t control when– when– when the creativity hits. You know that.

Donna: Wait, wait. You have more designs?

Eric: Yeah, I do. I’m gonna, you know, at least I have to flesh out this Couture line of mine.

Donna: Okay. All right, honey bear. I’m– I’m just a little bit confused here. You– you– you won the show and you got your office back.

Eric: I did.

Donna: You– you had your grand finale, your final line.

Eric: Well, I’m not gonna just sit in my office and stare at the four walls. This was a wonderful success. And every Couture line deserves an encore.

Donna: Okay. But what about taking care of yourself? Remember the– spending time together as a family? And travel?

Eric: Yeah– yeah, we’re gonna do all that. We will. But the irony is here I am at the end of my life and I feel more alive and vibrant than I ever have.

Thomas: Okay. So, what’s up with Granddad?

Steffy: Yeah. Does it have to do with the fashion challenge?

Thomas: It probably does. I mean, Granddad won, you lost.

Steffy: We were both kind of surprised about that.

Thomas: Yeah, totally. We thought that you’d end up on top.

Steffy: Okay. What’s going on here? What is this look?

Thomas: Yeah. Did Granddad upset you or something?

Brooke: Uh, no. No, he’s not upset with Eric. It’s quite the opposite.

Steffy: Okay. So, can you tell us what’s going on?

Ridge: Well, first of all, he– he didn’t win the challenge.

Steffy: What do you mean? Everyone was congratulating Granddad. He said he won.

Ridge: That’s how I wanted it.

Thomas: Okay. Um, catch me up here, ’cause you worked for months, really, really hard to– to beat Granddad, and then at the last minute, you’re gonna give it away to him. Why would you do that?

Steffy: Yeah. Tell us. We need to know.

Poppy: I’m sensing you have something else you’d like to say, RJ.

RJ: No. Yes, actually, I should tell you something. I did, um, exchange a few words, uh, with your sister, Li, somewhat recently.

Poppy: About?

RJ: Luna and– and just, I don’t know, I just didn’t understand why she didn’t want her niece working here at Forrester. I mean, with all– with all due respect, it’s just not her decision whether she works here or doesn’t work here.

Poppy: You told Li that?

RJ: I did. Was I– was I overstepping at all?

Poppy: No.

RJ: No?

Poppy: No, no. That was very sweet of you, standing up for my daughter. Thank you. But still, as I said, I was detained by Li earlier. Your aunt’s not backing down, sweetheart. She’s even more adamant about you not working here.

Eric: Donna, you– you support me in this, don’t you?

Donna: That is not fair. You know, I do. I, um, okay. Okay– okay, this is just a lot to process and I really think you need to call your doctor first because that cough is getting–

Eric: The cough is not a big deal. It’s not a big deal.

Donna: What?

Katie: Okay. Eric. I– I don’t know. You should take it from somebody who knows. When you’re being faced with a life-threatening situation, you should seek out specialists.

Eric: I already have.

Katie: No. Here in Los Angeles, maybe, but there has to be someone. There are specialists all over the world who could possibly help.

Eric: And give me false hope? That’s the last thing I want or need in my life right now.

Katie: Okay. What about Bridget? You have a highly respected physician for a daughter. Have you even talked to her?

Eric: No.

Katie: Why not?

Eric: I still don’t want people knowing about my diagnosis, all right?

Steffy: What about Granddad?

Thomas: Yeah, I– I still don’t get it. So, why would you let Granddad win? I mean, did you feel sorry for him?

Ridge: No. Did I? No. I never loved him or respected him more than when I told him that he won.

Thomas: Okay. But?

Steffy: What are you trying to say?

Brooke: Please understand, this isn’t easy for your father. For any of us.

Ridge: You need to know that– that Granddad, he’s– he’s going through some stuff. He’s got tremors and– and, uh, he can’t hold a pencil. Can’t sketch.

Steffy: Well, how did he– how did he create those designs?

Thomas: RJ. That’s why Granddad was working with him.

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: Yeah. That’s right. RJ sketched your grandfather’s vision.

Ridge: My dad didn’t want anyone to know, so RJ kept it a secret.

Steffy: How did you find out?

Ridge: Couldn’t keep the secret any longer.

Brooke: It was tearing RJ up inside.

Steffy: Okay. So, what is Granddad exactly dealing with?

Thomas: Yeah. like, what does he have? Is it like arthritis or something?

Ridge: Yeah. No, it’s not that. Um, it’s not good. It’s a– he’s really sick.

Steffy: How sick?

Ridge: He’s dying. Dad is dying.

Luna: Why can’t Aunt Li just stay out of this? I mean, she’s a doctor. That’s her world, not fashion.

RJ: Did– did it get, like, heated between the two of you in– in the past?

Poppy: My sister has very strong opinions. She likes– she expects to get her way.

Luna: No, Mom, you cannot let Aunt Li do that. This is my life. Plus, I’m your daughter, not hers. She doesn’t get to dictate where I work.

RJ: Maybe if I talk to her–

Poppy: No! Thank you. Thank you, RJ, but I don’t wanna put you in the middle.

Luna: Yeah, well neither do I, but we can’t let Aunt Li ruin our lives, okay? We have to stand up to her.

Poppy: I am so sorry this is happening, sweetheart. I hate it.I see how happy you are here. I think I know a big reason why. But your Aunt Li, I don’t see her backing down or giving in. If she keeps this up, she’s going to ruin everything for you.

Donna: We understand how you feel, Eric. Why you wouldn’t want this going public.

Eric: I don’t want pity. I will not be pitied.

Katie: No one is going to pity you. We just all love you so much.

Eric: All the more reason to let the people I love and the people who love me live their lives, not spend their time prematurely mourning the loss of mine.

Donna: But you have to understand, everyone would want to be there for you.

Eric: That’s exactly the point. I don’t want people gathering around with teary faces and sad eyes. I don’t want that. Not the way I live my life. It’s not the way I want to end it, either.

Steffy: Granddad’s dying?

Thomas: I don’t– I don’t understand. It doesn’t make sense. I– I’ve seen him, right? He’s seemed– he’s– he’s been happy and motivated.

Ridge: Well, he’s really good at covering what he doesn’t want other people to know.

Thomas: Obviously. Finding finding this out… now, it all makes sense. That’s why Granddad was so determined to get out his, uh, grand finale.

Steffy: Who else knows?

Brooke: Donna and Katie. I haven’t told Hope yet.

Steffy: What about Uncle Thorne and the rest of the family?

Ridge: I– I called them. Um, and I’ll deal with that. The important thing now is that Dad doesn’t want anyone to know.

Thomas: Wait, does– does he understand that you and Brooke know?

Steffy: What– what can we do? Is there any hope for him at all?

Ridge: I talked to his doctor. He said give him love and support.

Steffy: No, I– I want to see him.

Ridge: I know. I– I understand that, but for Dad’s sake, we have to keep up the charade.

Thomas: You know when I, uh– I think about Granddad.

Steffy: Oh.

Thomas: He’s– he’s always been there for me. As a man, as a designer. This can’t be happening.

Steffy: No. No, it can’t be happening. I can’t imagine our lives without him. I can’t– I can’t imagine him not being here and I– oh, man, I want Kelly and Hayes to spend more time with him. I wanna spend more time with him.

Ridge: We all want that. We’ll be there as a family and we’ll give him all the love and laughter he can have.

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