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Ashland: So I left home and my abusive father. I cut all ties and I never looked back. At the time, I didn’t know if my dad would be glad to get rid of me or that he was gonna come after me. But I felt it prudent to take necessary precautions, so i changed my name, I moved around a lot, and I invented a new history for myself. I imagined that I had a very calm and loving and stable environment because that’s all i ever wanted. I mean, that’s all we ever want from our childhood, right? And I repeated this new story so many times it eventually felt real. Ian and mary locke were — were nurturing and supportive parents who would be so proud of what i had accomplished, if only they hadn’t passed away so tragically young.

Victoria: Ashland, are you okay?

Ashland: I’m fine. I’m fine. It’s just a little difficult. I haven’t told this story to anyone about my past before.

Victoria: His body is under a tremendous amount of stress right now. Dredging up these painful things, it’s very difficult for ashland. Surely everyone here, especially my parents, understand what it’s like trying to get away from a father who has failed you.

Nikki: Yes, of course we do.

Victor: Ashland, your story is not dissimilar to mine. Hope you understand why we had to check your background, hmm? And I hope you also understand why I am — as a father who grew up without parents — am so protective of my children and especially my daughter.

Ashland: I understand why her family is so insistent that she is in good hands.

Victoria: So now that you all know the whole story, I hope that will put an end to your questions — some of which have bordered on harassment.

Billy: Well, it’s a touching story. It really is, but it’s not exactly the whole truth, is it? I mean, we still don’t know how —

Victoria: You know, this is not a press conference, billy. Ashland is not being interrogated here. He’s sharing something painful about his past with us, not because he has to, but because he wants to put our minds at ease.

Nick: And because his original story doesn’t hold up.

Victoria: But he told you —

Victor: Victoria, we appreciate ashland’s candor, alright? But we still have questions.

Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Elena: Sorry I’m late.

Lily: Oh, I’m sure you have a lame excuse, like, you know, you were saving lives.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, it was a tough shift, emotionally and physically. I am wiped out.

Lily: Oh, we could’ve postponed the meeting until you had a chance to get some rest.

Elena: No, no, actually, this meeting is what got me through hours at the hospital. I’m really excited about askmdnow. I’ve been jotting down notes in my phone.

Lily: Okay, well, I love the enthusiasm, but I don’t want you to burn yourself out before we even get started.

Elena: [ Scoffs ] Don’t worry. I’m fine.

Lily: Okay, ’cause I happen to be very close to the chief of surgery at memorial, and I don’t think he’d be very happy if i run one of his best doctors into the ground.

Elena: Oh, it’s okay. I’m just a little tired, but that’s what they invented coffee for, right?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Moses: Yes, mom. I know. Yeah, I’ll tell him. Love you, too.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Was that sofia?

Moses: Yeah, she said to say hello.

Devon: Tell her “what’s up.” You look like you got some good news.

Moses: The best. She said I could stay in genoa city.

Devon: She did? Nice, man!

Moses: At first, I was a little bit worried that she’d haul me back to new york because she was upset that I changed my mind about being a doctor.

Devon: Yeah.

Moses: But [Chuckles] It’s fine.

Devon: Nice, dude. Good for you, man.

Moses: Yeah. She even was a little excited that I’m gonna follow dad’s footsteps working at hamilton-winters. She said she always thought i had a good head for business.

Devon: Nice. Good head for business.

Moses: Yeah.

Devon: Alright. So you tell her that you’re gonna be focusing on the music side of the business?

Moses: Um, you know, that didn’t really come up.

Devon: Yeah, that’s what i thought.

Nikki: I agree with your father. Ashland revealed a very painful chapter of his life, but he had to have known that it would lead to more questions.

Ashland: Well, I assure you all that I am here to answer any question. I’m willing to subject myself to your scrutiny for victoria’s sake. And you don’t have to run interference for me. I can handle this. You do so much for me. Just let me do this one thing for you.

Victoria: Okay. The floor is all yours.

Ashland: So what is it that you would like to know?

Billy: Well, I think you should probably start —

Victor: Billy boy, this is my house. I ask the questions, alright? So, ashland, what happened to your parents?

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Moses: Here’s the thing.

Devon: Mm.

Moses: I didn’t specifically mention my interest in the music business to mom because it just wasn’t intentional.

Devon: Oh. So you accidentally didn’t tell her?

Moses: Yeah.

Devon: Uh-huh. That was our agreement, that you have to level with her about it.

Moses: I-I know. I will. Eventually. She got on a roll and she was just so excited by the fact that I got an internship at hamilton-winters. Means a lot to her, the fact that neil’s sons are working together at the same business that bears his name. She got choked up just talking about it.

Devon: Well, I mean, I’m sure she did. I understand that.

Moses: You do?

Devon: Of course. I feel the same way when I think about you working for the family business. It’s where you belong.

Moses: Thanks. And I just couldn’t bring myself to tell her that I’d be spending more time in the recording studio than looking at spreadsheets.

Devon: Mm.

Moses: Didn’t want to disappoint her.

Devon: Right.

Moses: You mad?

Devon: Uh, no, I’m not mad. I understand why you wouldn’t want to kill the mood.

Moses: Exactly. Yep.

Devon: Why you’d want to quit while you’re ahead.

Moses: No, unh-unh. I didn’t wimp out.

Devon: Uh-huh.

Moses: I swear. Okay, when the time is right, I’ll tell her. I just want to get some experience so I can talk to her about the specific stuff I’ve learned, and I know she’ll approve.

Devon: Okay. Alright, well, I think the odds are in your favor, and no matter what you end up choosing, neil would be very proud of you.

Moses: Thanks, bro.

Devon: Now, why don’t you get out of here? ‘Cause I know that there’s someone that you’re dying to share this good news with, and it ain’t me.

Moses: [ Chuckles ] Alright, I’ll see you, man.

Devon: Alright, see ya.

Faith: Dr. Hastings.

Nate: Hey, faith. How’s my all-time favorite patient doing?

Faith: Never better. My new kidney is crushing it.

Nate: Oh, good to hear.

Faith: Latte with almond milk?

Nate: Am I that predictable?

Faith: When it comes to coffee, yes.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Faith: If you’d like, I could whip up something new, surprise you.

Nate: No, you know what? Let’s not get too crazy. I will stick with my usual. It’s good to see you doing well and hard at work.

Faith: Yeah, I’ve almost saved up enough money to pay back the fine from when i wrecked my grandpa’s truck.

Nate: Good for you. I’m sure your parents are pleased that you followed through with that.

Faith: Yeah, I had to prove to them that I’ve learned from my mistakes and that I’m really going to change. And I kind of feel like I owe it to you and everyone else who helped save me to make good use of my second chance.

Nate: Well, it’s clear you’re making the most of it. And nick and sharon must be impressed enough that they eased up on your restrictions. I hear you’ve been spending a lot of time with moses.

Faith: Yeah, I don’t think i could’ve turned things around without him. He’s, like, the best possible influence and the best…friend. Yeah, he’s really just all-around the best.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] No arguments from me.

Faith: I really hope that you’re not disappointed that he decided that he didn’t want to be a doctor.

Nate: Oh, no, no, I just, um — I want moses to find something that makes him happy. And it looks like that’s gonna be music. And you. I hear you two have a big date coming up.

Faith: You heard about that?

Nate: Mm-hmm, he’s been talking about it. Thank you.

Faith: Oh, yeah, it should be fun. Did he tell you what he had planned?

Nate: Uh, he did.

Faith: It’s gonna be great. I’m really looking forward to going to that place. You know, the place.

Nate: Yeah, that’s not gonna work. Moses told me it was a surprise. You’re getting nothing from me.

Faith: I had to try.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: When I shut the door to my past, it was meant to be permanent. I was angry. For my father, obviously, but also for my mother. I was angry at her for not protecting me, for making excuses for that man, and for her own choices. She could stand there and look at me, 90 pounds of her, with a black eye and a split lip, and blame me for provoking him. That’s why I cut all ties. I severed as fast as I could. I wanted nothing to do with them. And I lost track of them. I avoided going to my hometown or anyone that came from there.

Billy: And they never reached out to you? Never once, not even when you made it big?

Ashland: No, billy. My mother and father, we didn’t run in the same circles, you see. They didn’t really keep up with the latest happenings on wall street, what was going on in the media world. Because even if they did, they probably wouldn’t have recognized me because I wasn’t the same scared, scrawny kid.

Victor: Well, ashland, once you were successful, did you have the desire to let them know about it, maybe even rub their noses in it?

Ashland: Well, the thought crossed my mind more than once, and then it was always followed up by another thought. They didn’t deserve any part of the success that I had earned in spite of them.

Nick: And you never looked into what became of them?

Ashland: I didn’t care. But when I got older and i started to understand the dynamics of abuse, I wanted to reach out to my mother. I wanted to let her know that i understood that she was scared and that she felt as helpless as I did. I wanted to forgive her. But it was too late ’cause she had died a few years before, as had my father.

Nikki: I’m sorry you never got the chance to reconcile with her.

Billy: If you did want to pay respect, where would you go do that? Are they buried somewhere? What’s the name on their headstone? You didn’t actually tell us their name. In fact, you haven’t told us your real name either.

Ashland: My god, you’re right. I didn’T. And I’m not going to.

Elena: This is exactly what i needed — just a jolt of energy.

Lily: Good.

Elena: Is that a new bracelet?

Lily: Yes, actually, it is.

Elena: Mm, I love it. From billy?

Lily: No, it’s from mattie. It was a thank-you gift for helping move her in to her new apartment in california.

Elena: Oh, she has great taste.

Lily: Yeah, thanks.

Elena: Is she all settled in?

Lily: She is, yeah, but, i don’t know, I worry about her. She’s like you, she’s an overachiever. And she’s at stanford, and there’s a lot of opportunities for her, so she kind of feels like she has to take advantage of all of them, you know?

Elena: Yeah, I totally get that. It’s so hard to say no.

Lily: I know. I knew you’d understand. But she’s very driven and focused, but also very shy, so she doesn’t really go out, you know? She doesn’t go to any parties.

Elena: I feel like that’s what all college students tell their parents.

Lily: No, I know, I know, but I believe her, I do.

Elena: Well, what about her academics? Is she happy with those?

Lily: Uh, yeah, but she has to pick a major soon, so I think that’s really stressful for her.

Elena: Huh. I remember hearing that she was thinking about law school. Is that still where her head’s at?

Lily: Well, I think that’s because I was facing charges, ’cause she also wanted to be a doctor as well, and either of those, I mean, you can pretty much, you know, get your undergrad in anything. So I think all the options for her are really overwhelming.

Elena: I remember being that age, just thinking that you have to have it all mapped out, and then you don’t realize till you’re a little older that there’s a little more flexibility with being an adult. You can kind of make it up as you go.

Lily: I know, that’s what i told her. I told her that, you know, i changed my career several times. You don’t have to have all the answers. I don’t know, I just wish she would ease up on herself and just have some fun, you know? It’s so important at that age.

Elena: Well, if you want me to talk to her about med school, just let me know. I’m available. Askmdnow is more than just a website, right?

Lily: Aww, thank you. That’s very sweet of you.

Elena: Of course. Us smart and shy girls have to look out for each other.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: As parents, i completely understand your concern that your future son-in-law’s past is so mysterious. That’s why I’m here. I felt I owed you the truth.

Nikki: But only part of it.

Ashland: Nikki, it wouldn’t serve any purpose to reveal my parents’ identities. They were miserable people and made bad choices, but I have no desire to see their names dragged through the mud.

Victor: Well, that is very generous of you. But, ashland, you have to understand, you know, our desire to know everything about your family we can. Otherwise, we don’t know you.

Victoria: You do know him, dad. He’s ashland locke. In the same exact way that you’re victor newman. You both chose to reinvent yourselves and you’ve both become wildly successful because of it.

Victor: Victoria —

Victoria: You of all people should understand.

Victor: We still have questions.

Victoria: Well, there shouldn’t be any. Ashland has lived a very public life for decades. That is track record enough for anybody. Why you need to know more painful things about his childhood, more than he’s already told you, is beyond me.

Nick: Because we don’t know anything about his early career, after he changed his name.

Ashland: Nick, you, your father, billy, and whoever else has gone over this history with a fine-tooth comb. There’s nothing illegal or nefarious here, and I feel the same way as victoria does. Enough is enough.

Billy: But it’s not. And you have an opportunity right now to tell us who you really are. Because if you don’t, I’m gonna find out anyway.

Ashland: That’s not gonna happen because I’ve taken the necessary steps to keep that information private.

Billy: Well, I think you underestimate me.

Ashland: And I think it’s the other way around. You see, to you, this story is something salacious to be put on your website as click bait, but for me, this is deeply personal and really painful. You see, billy, not all of us were fortunate enough to have john abbott for a father.

Billy: Okay, so am I supposed to feel guilty about having a loving family? Am I supposed to feel bad that i didn’t have a miserable childhood so I just let you off the hook? Is that it?

Ashland: I grew up in hell, and I’m done with it. You see, and I will be damned if I’m gonna revisit that so your sorry ass can sell some ad space.

Billy: You at least should’ve been honest with your future wife.

Victoria: Well, this is between ashland and me, billy. It’s none of your business.

Billy: So now you’re okay with your man hiding things? This is who you’re gonna lower your standards for?

Victoria: Oh, believe me, I’ve raised my standards considerably since you and i were together, and ashland makes me feel like I’m respected.

Billy: Okay, look, I’m just trying to find out who the guy really is, alright? And if you tell the truth, ashland, then there would be nothing to hide.

Victor: That’s enough. I suggest we all keep our voices down. You’re guests in the house, alright? All of you. So you will not be part of this if ashland and victoria had not invited you here. Alright? And by the way, the only reason you’re in this house is because you happen to be the father of her children. You’re not part of this family. You got that?

Billy: You telling me you’re satisfied with —

Victor: Don’t you raise your voice with a guest of ours. Is that clear?

Billy: You believe that story, victor?

Victor: No, what I believe is that we should support victoria. That’s it. That clear?

Victoria: Thank you very much. Now, I hope that we can put everything else behind us and focus on what really matters.

Here’s candice…

Moses: Hey.

Faith: Hi! Hungry? Thirsty? What can I get you?

Moses: You know, actually, i just came to see you.

Faith: Oh.

Moses: And to thank you.

Faith: For what?

Moses: Well, all the coaching. You taught me how to handle things with my mom. It paid off.

Faith: No way. She’s letting you stay?

Moses: Yeah, you guessed it.

Faith: That’s great! Oh! I’m so happy.

Moses: I’m so happy you’re happy.

Faith: Now when we go out, it’ll be an actual date and not a going-away party.

Moses: Yeah.

Faith: I was kind of dreading that.

Moses: So was I. And that’s why I haven’t scheduled anything yet. I hope you didn’t think I was blowing you off.

Faith: I knew you’d come through. And nate was just in here talking about it, so I took that as a good sign.

Moses: What? You’re telling me nate was in here blabbing about our date?

Faith: Don’t worry, I tried to pry information out of him, but he was onto me. His lips were sealed.

Moses: That’s good. I have everything lined up, so i don’t need him ruining the surprise.

Faith: This date is the kind of thing that needs things lined up?

Moses: Oh, absolutely. But I just need to make sure you’re free next weekend.

Faith: I’ll clear my calendar. But…

Moses: But what?

Faith: I don’t know if I can wait that long.

[ Chuckles ] The suspense is killing me.

Elena: It’s so different now with social media.

Lily: I know. I mean, I get in trouble with the internet, you know, when i was a kid, and it’s like I can only imagine what it’s like for them now, but —

Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Nate: Well, hello, ladies.

Elena: What a pleasant surprise.

Nate: Well, I just stopped by your place. I figured you got caught up at work.

Lily: Well, I mean, she’s still at work.

Elena: Yes, we’ve been brainstorming askmdnow.

Lily: Well, we started that way, and then we kind of got sidetracked when elena woke up. And, mr. Chief of surgery, you’re working this girl too hard. She’s probably gonna go from here to volunteer at the clinic.

Elena: I am not. I’m gonna go home and take a much-needed nap.

Lily: Well, no more double shifts for her. She’s gonna run herself into the ground.

Nate: Oh, no one wants that.

Elena: Lily, we don’t even joke about nate pulling strings for me because it wouldn’t be fair to anyone else, so if i have to work a double, I work a double.

Lily: Yeah, no, I understand. Billy and I have to also figure out that, you know, balance between personal and professional.

Elena: Yeah, but it’s a little different because you guys are co-ceos. It’s a bit trickier with nate and I because he’s my boss.

Lily: I get it, I get it, but I want you to maintain a work-life balance. Or in your case, a work-work-work-life balance because you have three jobs with your work at the clinic.

Elena: Don’t worry about me. I’m fine.

Lily: I know. Okay, well, I have to go. It was good to see you. I’ll see you later, and get some rest, okay?

Elena: I will.

Lily: Alright, bye, guys.

Nate: Bye-bye.

Elena: By the way, I wasn’t complaining about my schedule to lily. She just took it upon herself to protect me. I know if you have to schedule a double, you’re doing it because it’s absolutely necessary.

Nate: Okay, but has anyone at work been commenting about our relationship?

Elena: No, no one’s said anything directly, but there’s a feeling out there. People are a lot more careful around me. I guess it’s awkward being the boss’ girlfriend.

Nate: Well, I’m sure that’ll all go away once people see that I’m not going to abuse the power of my position.

Elena: Well, I certainly hope so.

Victoria: Come on. Sit down over there. Just sit down. You need to rest. You need to really just rest after that [Sighs] Stressful family meeting.

Ashland: Well, it was worth it. It was something that needed to happen.

Victoria: Well, I’m glad you think so. I was really impressed by the way you were able to delve into your painful childhood history. It was all for my sake. You know, I would’ve been totally fine if you refused to answer all of their questions.

Ashland: No, no, no, no, you are going to need your family’s support as we get closer to the wedding. You know, when I was younger, i might have gone with a “you and me against the world” attitude, but…I couldn’t put you in that position now.

Victoria: What do you mean?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’m not gonna be around forever. We know that. You family’s gonna be there for you when I’m gone, and you need them. I don’t want their attitude to be “thank god we got rid of that guy.”

Victoria: You’re so clinical about all of this.

Ashland: Well, it’s the best way for me to get through it. And it seemed as if your family was finally ready to put aside all their suspicions about my past. Now that I bared my soul.

Victoria: I think they saw you the way that I see you — strong, very resilient. Even after all of the emotional trauma that you’ve been through in your life, you still have the ability to — to feel things so deeply.

Ashland: What matters most is that they know how I feel about you.

Victoria: I think they all got that.

Ashland: Except in billy’s case, I don’t think that is going to work in our favor.

Victoria: Well, he doesn’t really matter.

Ashland: You must have realized by now that his paranoia, as far as I’m concerned, stems from his own jealousy.

Victoria: I don’t know about that.

Ashland: No, I do. He doesn’t want anyone taking his place in your life. Is now a good time for a flare-up?

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: Hey.

Victor: How was your meeting?

Nikki: It was okay.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: It was nothing that would take my mind off of victoria and ashland. But after everything we just heard, I don’t understand how you can be okay with her marrying a man we don’t even know his real name.

Victor: Yeah, well, hmm. I understand your question. I mean, he glossed over the details of his past life, i understand that, but on the whole, I was alright with it.

Nikki: You were?

Victor: Yeah, because, you know, his story seems to be similar to mine. Really, I mean, anyone who changes his identity, changes his name obviously is trying to cover up a very painful childhood. And if anyone understands that, it’s me. And, you know, he probably was bullied as a kid. They probably made fun of him because he came from nothing, poor background, so now he became a very successful businessman, almost a tycoon, and I understand how victoria would be impressed by that. I do.

Victoria: Billy is a pain. He’s not jealous. Believe me, he has no lingering romantic interest in me.

Ashland: No?

Victoria: No, no, he just — he hates it when he’s wrong. Billy is stubborn and he’s frustrating, that’s all, and i doubt that anything he heard today is gonna convince him to back off.

Ashland: Probably just the opposite.

Victoria: I don’t think that he liked being dressed down by my father either. So you are just gonna be one more thing that billy and i argue about. He’s just gonna keep turning over rocks until he finds something that he thinks proves him right yet again.

Ashland: Well, that’s the behavior of an addict.

Victoria: Yes, I know, it’s what’s driven him to gamble all of those years. Always thinking that the next bet is gonna be the winner.

Ashland: Mm-hmm. I know the type. I definitely made a mistake inviting him to the family conversation. But there’s a way to rectify that error.

Victoria: What’s that?

Ashland: I need to talk to billy one-on-one.

Billy: Which is exactly why we couldn’t find anything out, right? Right. So take the information that i gave you, keep digging, and let me know if you find anything else. Great, thanks.

Lily: Was that about ashland?

Billy: Yep.

Lily: What happened at the ranch? Sounds like you learned a lot.

Billy: Oh, I wouldn’t say that.

Lily: What do you mean?

Billy: Basically, ashland spun this whole long story about his childhood, which could be true or it could be complete garbage. Either way, I left there with more questions than answers.

Lily: So what did he tell you?

Billy: [ Sighs ] In short, ashland locke said ashland locke doesn’t exist.

Think wearing less makeup

means no need for a wipe?

Victoria: I really don’t think it’s a good idea for you to confront billy.

Ashland: My darling, I am just not accustomed to sitting around doing nothing while someone else is making a nuisance of themselves.

Victoria: Well, getting in his face is just going to encourage him. It’s just gonna be proof that he thinks you’re hiding something. You know, you’re going to leave him with the impression that he’s in control of the situation and that he’s forcing your hand.

Ashland: [ Scoffs ] I really don’t care. I just hate that you have to go through all of this crap. I mean, we’re supposed to be in the middle of planning a wedding. This is just not fair that billy is inserting himself in our life this way.

Victoria: Fine. Let’s just drop the whole thing. Let’s talk about cake design or floral arrangements or something like that. I know, let’s call nate and elena and see if they’re, you know, available to have dinner with us. Positive people who support us. Anything but wasting anymore time on billy.

Ashland: No. It was my mistake to include him earlier. I thought being courteous and polite was the way to go. Clearly, that only emboldened him. I need to correct that error and put him in his place. I promise you that billy will not walk away from this conversation feeling like he’s in control this time.

Nikki: I agree with you that ashland’s accomplishments are very impressive, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Is it really a good idea for victoria to marry a man who has not been completely transparent with her?

Victor: But, sweetheart, if victoria were here, she would say that’s none of our business. Our choice is to either approve of the marriage or not. That’s all.

Nikki: And you obviously do.

Victor: Yeah, I’m inclined to. I really am. I must say that I think he loves her and she loves him. I can sense it between the two, you know? And you must remember that he chose to go into chemotherapy so he could spend more time with her. I mean, that’s an extraordinary decision.

Nikki: I agree with you on that.

Victor: See? He values her. That’s important to me. And that certainly is very different from the last guy she was with, right?

Nikki: So the best thing about ashland to you is that he’s not billy.

Victor: You bet that helps. Billy boy abbott, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never accomplished a damn thing. Caused more messes and asked more people to clean up for him. He’s just a ne’er-do-well. From what ashland told us today, I think, as a kid, he was more of a man than billy boy will ever be.

Lily: Wow, so ashland ran away from home, he changed his name to escape his abusive father, and never looked back. How did this story stay hidden for so long?

Billy: Because it’s a classic rags-to-riches story. Everybody loves that. It’s the american dream, so nobody looked into it, until now.

Lily: Well, I guess your instinct that locke was hiding something was right.

Billy: Ah. You gonna trust my gut feeling now?

Lily: No, ’cause I have my own instincts that tell me when you’re completely full of it.

Billy: Okay, well, fyi, my gut is telling me that there’s more to come.

Lily: Yeah, your gut and the fact that ashland never revealed his real name.

Billy: There’s a lot he’s not telling us, lily. I mean, there’s no way to know if this story about his father is even true. I will say that it resembles victor’s coming-of-age story perfectly. You should’ve saw the way victor was looking at him, like he was a long-lost son. And nikki, I mean, she had an abusive father, so I’m sure she’s buying into it, as well. Lily: So, what, you think he made this story up just to play to their sympathies? I mean, that’s pretty cynical.

Billy: All I’m saying is that I’m not taking it at face value, and we need to keep investigating.

Lily: Okay, well, think about this. What if the story is actually true? What if he did, you know, escape this nightmare childhood just to survive, and now we’re hounding him in the final moments of his life for no good reason? Your mission:

Elena: Um, I think I need to go back home and get to bed or I’m gonna fall asleep at this table.

Nate: Okay, okay. Go home, take a nap, and then we could go to a movie or grab a drink later.

Elena: I don’t think i should.

Nate: Are you turning me down because of the vibe you’re getting at work?

Elena: No, not at all. I’m just exhausted. I think I need more than a nap. I think once I put my head down on the pillow, I’m not gonna wake up until the morning.

Nate: Okay, sleeping beauty. Go get some rest. I’ll check in tomorrow, and we’ll make plans.

Elena: Thank you. I look forward to seeing you when I’m awake.

Nate: Sweet dreams.

Elena: Enjoy your lunch.

Victoria: Ashland just left, so if you have any more questions for him.

Nick: Nope. Here to see you. Just want to make sure you’re okay.

Victoria: I’m fine. Actually, I am completely annoyed at the moment.

Nick: With me?

Victoria: No, with billy. He’s acting like an entitled little brat. Yeah, I know, he owns a media company, but that does not give him carte blanche to go snooping around into people’s private lives.

Nick: You know, vick, he might be doing it for the right reasons.

Victoria: Well, ashland doesn’t think so, and that’s where he is right now. He went to find billy and to make that clear to him.

Nick: That is not gonna end well.

Victoria: Well, nick, it’s my last resort. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried everything to get billy to stop snooping. Maybe he needs to hear it directly from ashland. But ashland has enough going on to worry about right now.

Nick: So do you.

Victoria: I know.

Nick: Well, that’s what i came to talk about. Not billy. I just want to make sure you’re alright. I mean, it’s got to be a shock to the system to find out this guy that you love has this whole history that you don’t know anything about. How you doing with that?

Billy: There’s a lot of “ifs” in that hypothetical, and I am not harassing ashland. I am simply and discreetly looking into his past, and if there’s nothing there, then we walk away.

Lily: Really?

Billy: Yes. But that’s an easy promise for me to make because I believe that there’s more there.

Lily: Your gut again?

Billy: That’s right.

Lily: Just because ashland didn’t give you the complete story doesn’t mean there’s something more sinister going on. We have run stories about women who were fleeing abusive relationships, and they changed their identity for survival.

Billy: I understand that, but locke’s father is dead, right? So there’s no threat. Why not just tell us your real name?

Lily: Just because locke is a public figure doesn’t mean that every aspect of his life is news. I mean, his childhood should be private. I don’t want to publicly reveal the most painful moments of a dying man’s life.

Billy: I’m not out to embarrass locke. I’m not out to cause him pain. I’m simply looking for the truth, and if it’s not news-worthy, then we don’t run it.

Lily: Which brings me to my next issue. I don’t think that your interest in this story is professional.

Billy: Okay, I see where you’re going, and I don’t like it.

Lily: If anyone but victoria were with ashland, would you care this much?

Ashland: I can answer that. No, he wouldn’t care a bit.

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look, willow has made it clear that she wants no part of my life unless I truly change, and so that’s what I’m trying to do, so I can be a part of her life and my grandson’s life — w-w-wait. I think you have it all wrong. We are not here to accuse you. We actually need your help.

[ Sighs ] Does this have to do with shiloh? Shiloh… and drew cain.

[ Groaning ] Russel: How we feeling? Never better. You know, the beatings will stop once the escape attempts do.

[ Sighs ] I’m just trying to figure out where the hell I am. Paradise. You see? People say you have no sense of humor. I’ve been listening to the guards. And? And a lot of them speak greek to each other. Is this about the cassadines? Is that who your big boss is? Hey, there, hot stuff. Where are you headed so dolled up? Right. I forgot. Today’s the day. Michael: Jason. Hey. You’re early. Yeah, yeah, I figured the best man should be. You’re looking sharp, all ready to go. Yeah, I’ve been — I’ve been ready for a long time. Jason: Okay, so, if we —

if we get married,

it’s gonna be real.

You don’t

have to be afraid.

You’re not gonna be

in this alone.

[ Chuckling ]

This is happening?

Do you need to hear it?

I do.

I do.

You do.

[ Sighs ]


…will you marry me?

With all my heart.

[ Exhales deeply ]

[ Muffled shouting ] What the hell? Nina!

[ Shouting continues ] Nina! Nina! Nina, you there?

[ Muffled sobs ] Answer me! Are you there?! Nina!

Nothing says wedded bliss likean army of security out front. Ah, it’s the third rule of a corinthos or corinthos-related wedding — don’t skimp on the bodyguards. Honey, we got frisked in the parking lot. Alright, so maybe it was a little bit over the top. Just be glad the kids weren’t invited. Can you imagine what leo would have made out of that? Speaking of… what are you doing? I’m just gonna check in at home. What do you think’s happening?

[ Laughs ] Leo and rocco are running brook lynn and two nannies ragged. I just want to make sure there isn’t any trouble. With leo? Why would you think that? Look, um, I don’t mean to pry, but — when has that ever stopped you? It seems like this wedding might be really hard for you, and I’m sorry. I’ve been on the outside looking in on someone else’s happiness, and it’s the worst. Yeah, it’s not ideal.

[ Chuckles ] I finally found the guy, and turns out the guy is eternally taken. Oh, well. You gotta keep going, right? Yeah, you do, and hopefully one day not too far off from now, it is a little less painful. Well, you know what would make this day astronomically more bearable? Vodka. That, and my mother plotting jason’s murder.

[ Scoffs ] Inappropriate? Yes, absolutely. But it would mean that she was here and I could stop worrying about her. Still no word, huh?

[ Sighs ] No. And I know that if anyone can survive whatever the hell is happening, it’s my mom. But, I mean, she is human. And I just keep thinking, what if this is the one challenge that liesl obrecht can’t finagle her way through? I totally get it. I’m worried about liesl, too. But then I remember all of the crazy things she’s been through and lived to tell the tale. So, no matter what it looks like, the odds are actually in her favor. Oh, wish me luck. There’s my date. Your what? Terry: Ready to go? I want to dance with somebody. I can’t believe I’m about to do this. What, have some fun? Lots of things are fun. Like going back to my house and opening up a bottle of wine and watching a movie. Your pick. This can’t be the same biz that used to drag me to raves in high school. Yeah, three kids ago.

[ Scoffs ] You need to cut loose. And pitching a tent with your quasi brother-in-law is not the release that you need. Mm, tell me about it. Okay, that’s it. What exactly happened on that camping trip? You know what’s crazy? What’s that? This is something I wanted when I was a kid, but I couldn’t, you know, fully let myself want, because that’d mean no sonny, and I love my dad. I mean, we all did. Yeah, but at the same time, I knew there was something amazing and unbreakable between you and my mom. I’m just — like, I’m really happy for you guys. And I’m happy for myself. Is that — is that selfish? Uh, no, because, um… you know, when you think about it, you were the first significant thing your mother and I shared. You were the only child I was able to raise as an infant. And the fact that carly and I are here today is in large part because of you. How’s it going? Hey. Great! Come in, come in. Except I’m a little lonely in here. Oh, no, I thought the makeup artist did a great job, but you don’t like it. Is something wrong with it? Your makeup’s perfect. You are perfect. Oh, josslyn, stop. I’m not even dressed yet, honey. Mom, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could walk down the aisle in that bathrobe and you’d still be the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. Oh, gosh. Well, if I need an ego boost, I know who to call. [ Laughs ] Mom, I’m serious. Something is different. I mean, it’s like you’re glowing from the inside out. And I’m so relieved. You’re relieved? I knew that marrying jason was something you wanted, but…I don’t know, I just kind of got the feeling that something was holding you back. Because it was. Nina!

[ Muffled shouting ] Nina! Ni– don’t!

I don’t know, I-I think you’re giving me a little too much credit. I don’t know, it’s true. I mean, your mom and I, you know, liked each other before you came along, but with this, you know, friendship, whatever — whatever you want to call it. But it was you — it was you being born, taking care of you, being in it together for you that showed us the way to love each other. Mm. Well, in that case, you’re welcome. Yeah.

[ Laughs ] And I know — I know I’ve said this before, but…

[ Sighs ] …Today of all days, I-I need to say it again. It was truly… one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life to raise you for that year. Just to watch you grow up, to be a part of your life. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re gonna be standing next to me today. When you marry my mom.

[ Chuckling ] You’re marrying my mom. That’s the plan.

[ Sighs ] It means so much to me, too. Hi. Hi. Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. You look great. Thank you. So do you. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne, we’re going to a quartermaine affair and all of the hospital bigwigs are going to be there, so I’m assuming we’ll see you, too? You know, I wasn’t able to get away. Have fun. I know this one. I said something wrong. It was just a camping trip. Oh, sure it was. You know I’ll get it out of you eventually, after I get your opinion on this bartender at the club tonight. I think he’s totally into me.

[ Laughing ] Oh! Excuse me. Hi. You guys going out tonight? That was the plan. Okay, well, I’m sure you know britt’s mother is missing and jason’s wedding is in her face every five seconds. That’s her ex. Oh, i did say something wrong. I know she’s not your favorite person, but maybe…I don’t know, she’s your co-worker, you guys! You should have her go out with you. Um… yeah, don’t you think that’d be a little transparent? Like you said, we’re hardly friends. So be subtle about it. She could use the distraction. It would take her mind off of things. This is a place of healing, isn’t it? This is your chance to heal. I got in my head a little bit. In your head how? I kept thinking about all the challenges. You know, like, uh, is this too soon? What about the business? Is this gonna change my relationship with jason? Well, of course it would change it, but in all the best ways, right? Right. I was looking for a guarantee to make me feel better, but we know life has no guarantees. So once I let that go… you were free. Free! Free to be happy and live in the moment and be at peace. I mean, I’m marrying jason, who I love and trust completely, and I’m so excited, even though I have no idea what’s coming.

[ Laughs ] Well, whatever it is, you have the perfect partner to handle it with. Yeah. And together, jason and i can handle anything. What are you doing?! There’s a fire in the entrance. You can’t get through there. I think nina’s in there. You can’t smash the window. There could be a backdraft. There’s got to be another way in. There’s a delivery entrance. Let’s go! Maybe drew’s out there, maybe he’s not, but we’ll never know without having more to go on. Our leads are thin at best. Which is why you’ve come to harmony. Dante: 10 years ago, peter handed drew over to kidnappers, and we know he didn’t do that alone. But we think shiloh helped him. Okay. And then more recently, peter sabotaged drew’s plane to go down. We don’t think shiloh had anything to do with that. But maybe someone he knew did. Oh. I get it. Someone like me. Whoever your boss is, you got to realize that they have more use for me than they do for you. Is that so? Well, why else am I still alive? A question I ask myself every day. Look, they’re keeping me on ice for a reason.

[ Sighs ]

[ Groaning ] Aah! What was that for? So you wouldn’t try to jump me like you’ve done the last three times. You know…

[ Groans ] You pride yourself on how intimidating this place is, but believe me, kandahar was way worse. And that’s how I know. Know what?

[ Grunts ] I’ve been grabbed by true believers. And you’re not one of them. The only gleam that you’ve got in your eye is for money. And lucky for you, I got a lot of that.

[ Groaning ] We’ve been through this. And yet it’s still not computing. Well, maybe I’m just not interested in money. Which doesn’t make any sense. This is not a military installation. You’re not a terrorist. You don’t live and die by your cause. You’re a mercenary, which means you have no loyalty to anything except for your bank account. And you can make that account bigger, is that it? I’m telling you, I can pay you whatever they’re paying you to keep me here, and I can pay you a whole lot more if you get me home. So, from a financial perspective, which is the only perspective that you care about, you are far better served to work with me than against me. Are you suggesting that I had something to do with the disappearance of your ex-husband? I don’t think that’s what sam meant. We know you were in custody at the time. Harmony, you’re a capable woman. You can orchestrate anything behind bars. If I was so capable, would I be making rent cleaning up after ryan chamberlain? Well, then tell me you had nothing to do with it. Visiting hours are wrapping up. So I suggest you get a move on. Gracious greetings on this momentous occasion. Hey, spinelli. You ready? I am. You know, carly is one of the first people I met through you, and… I had to work hard to win her over. Oh, I remember. Yeah, b-but… I’ve always been in awe of your friendship. You know, so… so pure and unwavering. And it’s funny — it never, never occurred to me that you’d wind up together. But now that you have, I can’t imagine it any other way. Thank you. Neither can I. So, austin-wannabe-quartermaine is talking to you about leo? Yes, he suggested that leo might benefit from seeing a specialist. What kind of specialist? Someone that could help him communicate better. Uh…

[ Scoffs ] My son communicates just fine. I understand him perfectly. Don’t you? I do. I do. I think I do. Okay, then what’s the problem exactly? Well, it’s not a problem per se — don’t — don’t — don’t “per se” me. What? Okay, it’s just something that austin thought that we might want to follow up on. Well, then he’s making a federal case out of nothing. The same guy, mind you, who was trying to weasel his way into our family and use poor, innocent chase to do it. I got the impression that austin was genuinely concerned. Well, then, he’s overreacting. Leo cut his finger. End of story. He’s overreacting. And what if he’s not? Um, so, what is it? What’s what? I can tell you want to ask me something. How do you do that? It’s a mom thing. So, what is it? I just don’t know if it’s an appropriate time to bring it up. There’s no inappropriate between us. You can ask me anything at any time. Well, when you said that thing about worrying if it was too soon to get married… it made you think about sonny. Are you thinking about him, too? I always think about sonny. He’s always with me. But… today I’m marrying jason, and he’s my best friend, and I love him, and I’m so proud that I get to say my vows with you standing beside me. I can’t wait. Yeah? Alright, then let’s get me ready to get hitched. Oh, wait! Not before I give you this. Nina! Phyllis, can you hear me? Wake up! Phyllis! You can’t leave me like this.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You have a lot of confidence for a guy in a cell. Must be the navy seal in me.

[ Groans ] Why didn’t you take me out? ‘Cause I would have got halfway down the corridor and then humpty and dumpty would have built their brick wall. It’s hector and dmitri. Yeah, same thing. Look… my ribs hurt enough already. Okay? The only car that’s available is already gone. The “great escape” is not my ticket out of here. But I am. You help me, and I will help you in return. You have no money to bribe me with. You’re dead, remember? Dead men don’t have bank accounts. I’m not gonna be dead for much longer. Hey. You hungry? ‘Cause there’s an eisenhower-era cupcake in that vending machine over there, and I’ll rock-paper-scissors you for it right now. I totally screwed that up, didn’t I? Going straight for harmony like that. So stupid. Don’t be so hard on yourself. S-so, I didn’t screw it up? Well, I wouldn’t go that far. Look, hey, it’s not easy — I get it — breathing the same air as that woman. Yeah, my mom seems to be doing a good job at it, though. Well, in her defense, it’s either harmony or probably a serial killer or something. Stop.

[ Chuckles ] For what it’s worth, I really don’t think that sam believes you had anything to do with drew’s disappearance. Yeah, well, she could have fooled me. She’s reliving the trauma. And I know that’s difficult. I even know that I deserve her scrutiny. It’s just… I just — I meant what I said when I — when I said I’m really just trying to turn my life around. You know, I go to bed every night and I hope that tomorrow is the day I’m going to wake up and not be reminded of my past or the crimes I committed in the name of shiloh or the people that I hurt. That day is yet to come, but — but you still go to bed with some hope, right? Because the minute we stop doing that, we become that criminal or that disease. And it’s never gonna change. Maxie, can I stop you for a second? Just a quick question. Are there any other fraught social situations that I get to look forward to before the wedding begins? Because I don’t want to miss another opportunity to offend someone else today. Okay, well, I think it’s too late to make a first impression with the core quartermaines. Right. That ship has sailed. Yeah. Um… I wouldn’t ask jason about his line of work. Okay. Oh, or how he met carly. Right. Or, you know what? Just don’t talk to him at all. I’ll say congratulations. Perfect. Awesome. Um, a-actually, can you give me one second? Sure. Thanks. Hm. It’s — it’s — it’s terribly painful when you — when you love someone and realize that your lives are going in different directions. N-no one’s fault. It’s just that you want different things, but to the point where staying together means you can no longer be your true selves. Spinelli, I’m sorry. Oh, no, d-don’T. Um… I don’t say it to dwell on my situation with ellie. I say it to — to shine a light on how happy I am for you. You and carly accept and understand each other completely. So… that sad day will never happen for you. I mean, they — they say marriage is a test. Well, you’ve already passed that one with flying colors.

[ Sighs ] Hi! Sorry to interrupt. Hey. Actually, no, not really, because it’s my job. Everything seems to be in order. I checked with the rector. Carly’s putting on her final touches. Nothing left to do except keep everyone on schedule. And get married. Oh, yes, and get married. That I can do. Hey, scott. It’s britt. Have you heard anything? I know, I — I just thought we’d know more by now. And I figured anna would be more likely to reach out to you than me. Just please keep me in the loop. Thanks. Hey, uh… do you think mom’s okay?

[ Chuckles ] Right, right. Yeah, pretty soon, whoever has her will be begging to give her up. Talk soon. She does look pretty upset. Yeah, I know. But the deejay is doing a whitney houston retrospective tonight. It’s your call. She’s your co-chief. But you’re my friend, so whatever you want to do, I’m in. Josslyn, you did not have to get me anything — um, yes, I did, because I’m the maid of honor. Open it. Ah!

[ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh. I originally wanted it to check all the boxes — old, new, borrowed, blue. But then I realized that that tradition is about warding off the evil eye with good luck. And that’s bull, because you never rely on luck or just take what life hands you. Not my style. You see more than what’s offered. And you fight for better than what you get. You make the impossible possible. And isn’t that what today’s about? It’s proof that losing one love doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find another. You know what I thought was impossible? Loving you more than I already do. And that just happened. I love you, too. Come on, nina! Hey, don’t you dare. Listen. Don’t you — don’t you dare go anywhere, you hear me? Jax? Jax: Can you stand up? I think so. Okay, come on. I got you. This way. Come on. Nina! Just go. Just go! I’ll — I’m gonna get her. I’ll come back! Hey. Hey, stay with me, okay? I love you too much to lose you. You understand? Hey.

[ Hoarsely ] I love you, too.

As usual, maximista, you’ve outdone yourself. Please save the congratulations for after the vows are exchanged and the cake is cut, ’cause as we know, pretty much anything could go wrong. Well, I’m available to troubleshoot should the need arise. And save one dance for me, I hope. Austin won’t mind? Let him.

[ Chuckles ] So, daddy used to say that it’s not a quartermaine wedding unless someone throws a drink or there’s a duel at dawn. So, what do you think we have to look forward to today? You serious? Yeah. Just gonna stand there and act all folksy and familiar with me, huh? Like you’re just one of the gang? Olivia. You seem angry. I am angry. You’re angry. Mm-hmm. Quit nosing around my kid. How is leo? He’s perfect. You know, you never brought him by for that follow-up that I thought we talked about. Well, ned took him to an appointment with his actual pediatrician, who said — wait for it — everything’s perfect. I wasn’t suggesting that there was anything wrong with him. No, you kinda were. What I was suggesting was that everyone might benefit from another specialist’s opinion. Or… or you were using my kid to worm your way into this family the same way you used chase’s crumbling marriage. You think I would manipulate a child to improve my situation in a business? I don’t know. Would you? No. I wouldn’T. Look at it this way — either way, you win. Either you prove me wrong — and I hope that you do — or you get some valuable medical information and you can figure out what you want to do next. Is there a problem? Yeah. A big one. Heading out? Yeah. I have plans. You? Do I have plans, or am I heading out? Either one.

[ Chuckles ] Only plans I have — to catch up on e-mails. Well, don’t stay too late, okay? Terry, we’ve got a big problem. What’s wrong? Okay, I-I tried to update the shared document with your notes for tomorrow’s meeting, and I-I must have pressed the wrong button ’cause it’s just gone. The whole thing? I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened. There goes my night out. Hey, maybe I can help. Okay, okay, enough of this, because I’m going to have to call angela back here to redo my makeup.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you, then. Tell me what? Cam proposed. What?! …That we do the chicken dance tonight.

[ Laughs ] Oh, my god, josslyn. Did I get you? Don’t ever do that to me again. Okay? Oh, my god, mom. Don’t worry, I am a long way away from getting married. Yeah, years and years and years away. And then a few years after that. Okay, okay. I get it. Yeah, well… someday you are gonna find someone that you love and you want to spend the rest of your life with. And when that happens —

if that happens. It will happen. And my wish for you is that you’re as sure of the person you’re marrying as I am about jason. Yeah, I wish that, too.

[ Coughing ] Here. Sit down. Sit down. Okay. Where’s nina? And mike? They’re still inside. But the fire…

[ Coughing ] Don’t — don’t worry about me. Go help them. I’ll be back. Okay.

[ Coughing ] You came. There’s no place I’d rather be, except maybe out of here. Take my hand.

[ Coughing ] It’s alright. It’s alright. I got you. I got you.

[ Wood creaks ] Oh! Aah! Mike! Nina, no! No! Mike! No! No, no, no! Mike! Mike! Stop! Stop! We can’t! We have to go, now! Mike! Mike!

Well, I-I talked to harmony. I thought I might be able to convince her to help, but I don’t know that I was successful. Uh, well, you’re about to find out right now. Um… I can give you a name. We’ll take whatever you got. Dallas kirby. Shiloh knew him from his days working in the military, and he would reach out to dallas when he needed help, um… removing an obstacle. A fixer? Yeah, something like that. Thank you, harmony. Just be careful. Okay? ‘Cause I never met the man — I didn’t want to — but all of shiloh’s associates were, um… dangerous. Yeah, well… so are we. Your nurse is gone.

[ Groans ] The nurse will be apprehended by my men. Let’s say she’s not, just for fun. Where do you think will be her first stop? I’m guessing, um, probably the U.S. Consulate. Or, um… maybe she’ll check in at the nearest five-star hotel. And I think you and i both agree that she’s completely believable. I mean, there’s nothing untrue or fake about her, right? Chloe is gonna tell her story, and it will be backed up by our good friend the internet. Just think about it — somebody’s just got to enter her name into a search engine and then bingo — who she is, where she’s from, all of it. And your dark little site here isn’t gonna be dark for much longer. Not my problem, mate. Really? Isn’t it? I mean, you’re running out of time to save your own ass, russel. Come on. Your boss gets wind of this… I mean, he’s clearly got a reason to keep me alive, but you? Not so much, man. I mean, they want to clear their tracks, they want to cover their tracks — you are a goner. That’s a very entertaining pitch. But we’re about to find chloe, and then you’ll see I made the right choice. Man [On radio]:

Found the nurse’s coat.

No sign of her.

We’re fanning out on foot. Huh! I wonder what was closer, the hotel or the U.S. Consulate. My offer still stands. Terry: Don’t worry about it. I can probably reconstruct the notes from memory. Two heads will be better than one. It’s my staff meeting. You won’t even be there. True, but we’re co-chiefs, and if we both don’t do well at this job, then neither of us does. Okay. You win. Really, I am so sorry. Next time, just be careful, okay? Mm. And maybe order some pizza. Whatever toppings you want. It’s gonna be a late night. Okay. Excuse me. Did I just hear the word “problem”? That can’t be right. There are no problems today — nil, nada, zip. At least none that can’t be postponed until after the wedding. Right, everyone? Absolutely. Um… why don’t you come with me? We’ll, uh, go and, uh, check out the flower arrangements in the chapel. I already saw the arrangements when maxie ordered them. Okay, well, then we’ll go see how they turned out. Let’s go. Thank you. And you. Yes? I did mention to you that I planned this wedding, right? Of course you did. Which means I chose the color theme, arranged the flowers, music, reception, and about 10 million other details. And I did all of this in like less than a month, which I have to say is a near superhuman feat. So, please, try not to torpedo it. Well, first and hopefully last crisis averted. Yeah. So… time to take your place and await your bride? Let’s do it. Josslyn: There you go! The finishing touch. Thank you so much, josslyn. Oh, I’m just glad you like it. E you kidding? I love it. I love it. Okay! Well, what do you think? Look, I know what I said about the bathrobe, and that’s true, but this dress… it’s a step up, right? It’s almost as stunning as the woman in it. Mm! Are you ready? I am. Let’s get married. Jax, stop it! Let go of me! Mike is still in there! Listen, I am not gonna let you go back in there. It’s too dangerous. I can help him! Please! No. No! Mike, get out of there, please! I know you can do it!

[ Echoing ] Please!

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Justin: This interview is over.

Rafe: Says who?

Justin: Says her attorney.

Bonnie: This is for real? Y-you’re gonna represent me?

Justin: You fired your other attorney, didn’t you?

Bonnie: Yes, but yesterday–

Justin: Yesterday I acted as judge and jury before you even had a trial. I wasn’t here then, but I’m here now.

Chloe: So you know it’s just you and me here right now right?

Nicole: Yes, I can see that.

Chloe: So you’re not gonna admit that you have feelings for rafe?

Nicole: Again, what is the point?

Chloe: The point is if it’s the truth. I mean, come on nicole what are you doing? Are you punishing yourself because you still feel guilty about cheating on erik?

Nicole: What are you, dr. Marlena evans now?

Chloe: Yes, I’m very wise, and I’m just trying to be your friend.

Nicole: Aww, you are my friend, but… he was my friend too. And there is no way I’m gonna make a play for her man.

Chloe: Who says that he’s her man?

Nicole: She does and she’s paranoid enough as it is.

Chloe: Are you concerned for your safety, you know, with her crazy history?

Nicole: No, no, that’S… that’s not what this is about. It’S… it’s about doing the right thing. And look, the difference between my situation and your situation is that when it comes to you and brady, philip does have a reason to be jealous.

Gabi: Look, brady, I understand. You don’t wanna cause trouble in your family by ratting philip out to your grandfather, but titan’s your legacy. Not just yours, but tate and rachel’s just like gabi chic is arianna’S.

Brady: Believe me… I think about that a lot. I do.

Gabi: Well, then if you truly agree that philip’s a threat to this company, then you owe it to your family to go to victor.

Philip: What the hell is going on here? Are you two plotting with brady behind my back?

Ciara: I would say that my favorite was the lobster po’boy.

Ben: Oh, I would have to go with creole turtle soup.

Ciara: Creole turtle soup. Wow. You know that’s really creepy.

Ben: It is, but if you tried it, you would’ve loved it.

Ciara: Okay. Well, you didn’t try my muffeletta sandwich.

Ben: That’s because I was too damn full on turtle soup. I’ve never been that stuffed with so much craziness in a bowl in my life.

Ciara: Uh-huh. Well, don’t worry. I think you’ll work it off. We both will work it off.

Ben: Definitely.

Ciara: Yeah. You know, baby…

Ben: Hmm.

Ciara: Being married to the love of my life and celebrating our honeymoon in new orleans and knowing that we have a whole future together with nothing stopping us… that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the room.

Ben: I love you…so much.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]


Ciara: Plotting with brady against our boss? Why would we do that?

Jake: You know gabi and I are here putting brady on notice.

Philip: For what?

Jake: For putting that key logger on our computers.

Gabi: Mmm-hmm. We’ve been very clear that he’s not gonna get away with it.

Brady: You all are insane. I told you I didn’t do it, so if you excuse me, I have some work to do.

Philip: Oh, what kind of work?

Brady: Not that it’s any of your business, but it’s a very important project. Oh, and chloe is waiting for me.

Ciara: You know, I can’t believe how beautiful it is here. I’ve heard a lot about this place from my mom. This is where her and my dad and their love story kind of took off.

Ashleigh: [Ahem] Welcome to oak alley. May I help you?

Ciara: Yes, we came for a tour.

Ashleigh: I’m sorry. We just closed for the day. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

Bonnie: [Exhales] I guess I should start at the beginning.

Justin: Which is when?

Bonnie: Somewhere around 2003.

Justin: This goes back that far?

Bonnie: Remember the buddybucks scam?

Justin: If I remember correctly, buddies burger barn was running a promotion. Scratch off the winning ticket.

Bonnie: Win a million dollars.

Justin: Right, and buddy’s sales went through the roof, but there wasn’t a winner, right?

Bonnie: And I can tell you why. See, harrison lord, calista’s husband, he worked in buddy’s corporate.

Justin: Okay.

Bonnie: And one day he had this brilliant idea that he would keep the winning ticket for himself.

Justin: But he couldn’t cash it. In fact, it would have been illegal for him to even enter the contest. He was an employee.

Bonnie: Mm-hmm. That’s where I came in. Winner, winner, beef for dinner? That’s the best you could do?

Harrison: Read the prize.

Bonnie: One comma… zero zero zero, comma, zero…

Harrison: You are holding a million buckaroos in that pretty little hand of yours.

Bonnie: This is worth a million dollars?

Harrison: Mm-hmm. Now, put it somewhere safe. Well, that’s not quite what I had in mind, but okay.

Bonnie: Now what?

Harrison: Well, now all you gotta do is walk into buddy’s burger barn and tell them you got some fries with a side of cash, and then bam, you are a millionaire.

Calista: No, half a millionaire. Remember we are splitting this payout, and I still think we should get a bigger cut.

Harrison: There’s no need to be greedy–we could not have done this without the lovely miss bonnie.

Bonnie: That’s really all I have to do?

Harrison: Well, I mean, you might have to do a little pr. “Oh, I can’t believe I’ve won. I never win anything.” Go ahead and try it. Let’s see.

Bonnie: Can’t believe I won. I never win anything.

Calista: That was terrible.

Harrison: I’ll–I’ll work on that.

Bonnie: I don’t know. This feels wrong.

Harrison: Hey, it’s–it’s easy money. You’re–you’re taking cash from a big corporation. They’re just gonna give it away anyway. No one gets hurt.

Bonnie: Except those people buying burgers hoping to win a prize.

Calista: I am losing confidence in this. I am not going to prison if she screws up.

Harrison: Sweetheart, why don’t you head on over to buddy’s and get us some burgers and fries? We’re gonna work on this monumental moment. We need some props.

Calista: I don’t eat red meat.

Harrison: Calista, food. Please. I’m gonna work on bonnie’s nerves.

Calista: Fine. Good luck with meryl streep here.

Bonnie: I don’t know, harrison.

Harrison: Hey, there is nothing to be worried about.

Bonnie: What if the police come sniffing around my house? Or what if they find out we’re related by marriage?

Harrison: David is out of the picture. We’re not related anymore, right?

Bonnie: I guess.

Harrison: Hey, hey. If anyone messes with you, let me know. I’ll handle it.

Justin: So lord planned the whole scam?

Bonnie: And then things took a turn.

Philip: I didn’t ask you to meet with brady.

Gabi: We hated that you accused us of spying on you. We could have lost our jobs. We wanted to prove to you that we didn’t do that.

Jake: Yeah, yeah. So we warned brady that if he didn’t back off, we were gonna go to the authorities.

Philip: What did he say when you accused him?

Jake: Like you heard. He denied everything.

Philip: That’s all?

Jake: Pretty much.

Gabi: Other than the stuff he said about chloe.

Philip: What about chloe?

Chloe: You think philip is justified in acting jealous?

Nicole: I think that philip knows you had feelings for brady. Feelings that you couldn’t act on because he was still with kristen.

Chloe: I told brady how I felt.

Nicole: Yeah. And then you moved on, and you told philip that you’d give him a chance, but now kristen is out of the picture and you’re not sure that you made the right choice.

Chloe: I didn’t say that.

Nicole: You didn’t have to. Chloe, come on, we all know that your feelings for brady haven’t gone away.

Brady: Hey. Am i interrupting? To be a thriver

Ciara: So there really is no way we can see the grounds today?

Ashleigh: I’m sorry. We’re past visiting hours.

Ciara: Oh, man, I guess we we just got caught up touring new orleans–we didn’t realize how late it was.

Ben: It’s all right. We can come back tomorrow.

Ciara: No, but baby we just drove an hour, and we have tickets to the voodoo museum tomorrow.

Ben: We can skip the voodoo museum. This is important to you. This is special.

Ashleigh: Oh, what brings you here?

Ciara: Well, we are on our honeymoon, but my parents actually came here a long time ago. This is where they first started falling in love. They even had a little symbolic ceremony here.

Ashleigh: Is that right?

Ciara: Yeah. Yeah, they always wanted to come back.

Ashleigh: They never did?

Ciara: No, no, they did not. My father passed away.

Ashleigh: I’m so sorry.

Ciara: It’s okay.

Ben: You know, maybe we should just get going. I thought I started to hear some thunder anyway.

Ashleigh: Wait, I’m not supposed to do this, but if you’d like, I can show you around a bit.

Ciara: Really?

Ashleigh: Sure, I’d like you to see what oak alley is all about today. Follow me.

Nicole: No, no, no. You’re–you’re not interrupting. I was just actually leaving for the day.

Chloe: You don’t have to do that–you don’t have to go.

Nicole: I will see you tomorrow. Bye.

Chloe: Okay, I don’t know what that was all about.

Brady: Maybe it was about you saying you had feelings for me or something.

Chloe: Is that what you heard?

Brady: I heard something like that, yeah.

Chloe: Actually, I was just telling nicole about the whole wilkes-barre mess with philip, and she just kind of drew her own conclusions.

Brady: So she was wrong?

Chloe: Well, she wasn’t wrong about everything. She does feel like philip has a valid point in feeling paranoid about someone putting spyware on his computer.

Brady: And I told philip that I had nothing to do with that.

Chloe: Yeah, of course you had to deny it in front of him, otherwise he would have lunged at you, but now there’s just you and me here. Come on, you can be honest. Did you do it, brady?

Brady: Chloe, you know, what if I did? You know, we’re business rivals, you know? All’s fair in love and… all’s fair in war.

Philip: How did chloe’s name even come up?

Gabi: When we accused brady of keylogging our computers, he asked where we got the idea.

Jake: Yeah, and we said we got it from you.

Gabi: Brady tried to turn it around. He claimed that you made him out to be the enemy because you’re threatened by his past relationship with chloe. He went on and on about how jealous you are of him, how she’s better off without you, and even–

Philip: Even what?

Gabi: It’s only a matter of time before chloe comes to her senses and dumps you.

Philip: So he’s just going around to random employees of mine telling them that my girlfriend’s gonna leave me for him?

Gabi: Maybe I misunderstood. Maybe he was just–

Philip: Jake, did she misunderstand?

Jake: Uh, no.

Bonnie: It was the worst day of my life, and given what happened yesterday is saying a lot.

Harrison: I know times have been tough ever since calista’s brother walked out on you. I just want you to know that I’M…I’m here for you in every way. You’re a beautiful woman, bonnie.

Bonnie: [Gasps] Your wife’s a beautiful woman.

Harrison: Well, of course, she is…and you kinda remind me of her, except you just have way more to offer.

Bonnie: I should go.

Harrison: You don’t get to make that decision.

Bonnie: What?

Harrison: I’m not gonna hand you half a mil in exchange for nothing–I’m gonna get what I paid for it.

Bonnie: I don’t want the money–I just wanna go. Stop it! Don’t–don’t you touch me.

Harrison: Come on.

Bonnie: Don’T. Don’t!

Harrison: You know you wanna do this–you know you want it. Just let it happen anyway– ooh! Ha ha ha! Okay, oh, this, now–okay. This is gonna be fun. Now, if you wanna play this, just make sure you unload it.

Bonnie: I ain’t playing. Don’t you touch me.

Harrison: And don’t you dare walk out on me. We had a deal!

Bonnie: The deal–


Calista: Well, I told them to make the fries extra crispy so–

Bonnie: Calista.

Calista: Oh, my god. Bonnie, what have you done? Hey!

Bonnie: He was dead. I killed him. I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Justin: Bonnie, it wasn’t your fault. It wasn’t your fault.

Bonnie: It’s just I was married to a man who beat me s-senseless almost every day, a-and when harrison touched me, I just said no more. No more. And I just–I had to do what i had to do to protect myself.

Calista: He is dead! You killed him!

Bonnie: I-I didn’t– he was trying to force himself on me.

Calista: Liar!

Bonnie: It’s true!

Calista: He would never betray me for the likes of you.

[Gasps] You wanted that ticket all for yourself, you greedy little bitch.

Bonnie: No!

Calista: Yes, you wanted the whole mil.

Bonnie: No, I didn’T. I just wanted to go.

Calista: You are not gonna get away with this, bonnie lockhart. I am calling the police, and you’re going to prison.

Bonnie: No, no. I can’T. No!

[Somber music]

I just…left in such a hurry, I didn’t even pick up the gun. I just got my car and sped home. And I kept waiting for her to come after me, but she never did.


Justin: So what did you do with the ticket?

Bonnie: Couldn’t cash it. It was blood money, you know? I mean, literally, it had blood all over it, so I just flushed it down the toilet… and I imagined my whole life going down the drain with it. And now it finally has.

Rafe: Nicole.

Nicole: Rafe.

Rafe: Hi.

Nicole: Hi. I, uh, I was just…going.

Rafe: Really? ‘Cause it looked like you were coming in.

Nicole: That’s what I meant. Ha. I’m assuming you’re just leaving.

Rafe: Yeah, I am. So we should not even say hello to each other anymore?

Nicole: We just did.

Rafe: Right.

Nicole: So see ya.

Rafe: Nicole, wait, wait. Okay, listen, there’s no need to run away. We live in a small town. We’re still friends, right?

Nicole: O-of course.

Rafe: Well, then I hope you’re not expecting us to avoid each other forever, because I’m not down with that.

Chloe: I told philip that if you are the one who put the malware on his computer that I would quit basic black and I would never speak to you ever again.

Brady: Damn. Oh, god, well, in that case, no I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it at all. Chloe, seriously. I didn’t do it. You do believe me, don’t you?

Chloe: I do.

Brady: Good. ‘Cause I don’t think that we could get along here without you.

Chloe: I’m sure this business would be fine. It was fine without me before so–

Brady: Then fine. I’m gonna revise my statement. I don’t think I could get along around here without you.

Philip: So what else did brady say about me?

Gabi: Oh, something about how you–you followed him and chloe to pennsylvania, burst in on them in a hotel room?

Philip: In bed. Did he mention that part?

Gabi: They were in bed together?

Philip: They said there was only one room left but–

Gabi: It sounds convenient.

Jake: You know, more like he planned it.

Philip: Exactly.

Gabi: Philip, maybe–maybe you’ve got this all wrong.

Philip: Do you honestly believe that after what you’ve seen from brady? What he’s trying to do to the company? To me? That’s what I thought. Thank you for the info. I’ve gotta go.

Gabi: Now that is what I call teamwork.

[Both laughing]

Jake: Hey, oh! People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes

Ciara: Wow. Walking around oak alley was… a lot different than from what I expected.

Ashleigh: You were disappointed?

Ciara: Oh, no. No, not at all. It’s just…in my mind it was always about my parents’ history here, and I really thought about the actual history of this place you know?

Ben: Or how it connects to the history of our country.

Ashleigh: Well, the plantation grounds hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years. The way we look at our history has. Not to take away from anything from your parents’ experience here, but to put it in perspective.

Ciara: Yeah, you know I’ve heard some old stories about the french mysterious colonizers who came here, planted a bunch of oak trees and gave this place its name.

Ashleigh: A very romantic story. Much more romantic than the truth that the trees were planted by slaves. The same slaves who built the plantation house.

Ben: It’s powerful to see all their names listed like that in the database.

Ashleigh: Mm-hmm. I’ve been working here for two years and it gets to me every single day. Imagining the lives of my ancestors, what they went through. But I’m grateful we’re able to remember them and to give visitors a more accurate picture of what this place used to be. As we say, in order to move forward, we have to reckon with our past. If something’s built on ugliness and violence, then it’s always gonna be there beneath the surface and we can’t ignore it.

Nicole: Of course, we don’t have to avoid each other forever but it’s only been what… two days?

Rafe: I don’t know, and this whole thing’s your idea.

Nicole: I am just trying to make things easier for you and ava.

Rafe: Okay. Thank you. Listen, I know that ava has had some problems with jealousy, but at some point, she has to accept the fact that I have friends and some of them are female.

Nicole: It’s not that simple.

Rafe: Okay, why not?

Nicole: Because you don’t have… feelings for your other friends like you do for me.

Justin: Some water?

Bonnie: Thank you.

Justin: So you didn’t see calista again.

Bonnie: Not for years. I guess she and harrison had committed so many crimes she figured she’d get busted if she called the cops on me. Anyway, she left town, and I kept… kept looking over my shoulder, you know, just waiting. And then one day the– the cops finally did come knocking on my door. ‘Cept it was because they found my husband, dan, in my backyard.

Justin: And that’s when you went to statesville?

Bonnie: I know how awful this sounds. Three dead bodies because of me. And you know what I did to adrienne. How I hurt her just so I could break out. And you. You–you forgave so much and I–I let you down. I’m sorry.

Justin: Bonnie, tell me what happened this week.

Bonnie: I guess calista heard I was marrying rich, and she thought she could get her million dollars, you know, that she believed I owed her. So four days ago she just showed up out of the blue.

Justin: So when you told me that she was invited or you invited her–

Bonnie: That was a lie. I’m–I’m sorry. I just–I really thought if you knew the truth that you’d be obligated to turn me in.

Justin: Okay, so what was calista’s plan?

Bonnie: She’d brought harrison’s gun.

Justin: The one you shot him with?

Bonnie: She said my fingerprints were all over it and if I didn’t get her her money, she was gonna take it to the police. Justin, she wanted me to– she wanted me to drain your bank account, but I wouldn’t do that. I’d rather die.

Justin: So you stole a million dollars from my cousin xander instead?

Bonnie: I just figured it was dirty money anyway.

Justin: Why didn’t you just come to me?

Justin: I couldn’t make you pay for my past sins. When calista went to stay at salem inn, she overheard ej and xander talk about how xander had a million dollars cash in his briefcase. She said it was fate, that I had to steal it for her or else.

Justin: So you did?

Bonnie: I didn’t think I had a choice. To do toave to save my future with you.

Justin: Did you give calista the money?>> Bonnie: I did… but it turns out she wanted more. She wanted revenge. She pulled out harrison’s gun, took a pillow from the bed to use as a silencer.

Justin: Oh, my god.

Bonnie: I swear…

Justin: Bonnie.

Bonnie: I just–I saw my life pass before my eyes, so I just grabbed the gun and just– it just–it just went off. You know the rest.

Justin: She died.

Bonnie: In our bedroom.

Justin: It was an accident. You were trying to defend yourself.

Bonnie: Yes.

Justin: Just like harrison.

Bonnie: Yes.

Justin: So that’s the whole story. That’s everything?

Bonnie: You don’t believe me, do you? Truthfully, it’s frustrating to see how fast dust reappears.

Bonnie: Justin, do you believe me?

Justin: Yes, I do. I believe you, bonnie.

Bonnie: You still wanna defend me now that you know everything?

Justin: Yes. Yes, I’d like to defend you.

Bonnie: Thank you. Thank you!

Justin: But I won’t lie to you. This is going to be a tough road now that you’ve admitted to killing calista, harrison lord, and your husband.

Bonnie: Oh, hang on. I did not admit to killing my husband. ‘Cause I didn’t do it.

Gabi: I cannot believe how perfectly that worked out.

Jake: Yeah, you were incredible.

Gabi: Thank you. I’m very good at this.

Jake: Gotta be honest. It was a little scary.

Gabi: Well, just make sure you’re on my good side, and you’ve got nothing to worry about.

Jake: Right. So now what?

Gabi: Well, now we circle back with brady and make sure he’s gonna talk to victor about kicking philip out of titan.

Jake: Yeah, you seem pretty convinced.

Gabi: It sounds like you’re a little worried.

Jake: You know, what if it– what if it backfires? What if victor names brady ceo instead of us?

Gabi: No, no. They have tried that a million times. It always–it doesn’t work out, okay? They’re too different. Victor needs somebody like us. This is gonna work.

Jake: Well, you’re the expert.

Gabi: Yes, I am and we’ve managed to light a fire under philip. He’s more jealous than ever.

Jake: Oh, the guy seemed like he was ready to pop, but I gotta say I don’t think he’s crazy for thinking brady’s trying to move in on his woman.

Gabi: No, no, no no. It’s definitely real, which is why it was so easy. Philip is this close to the edge and when he implodes, titan will be all ours.

Brady: I hope you know how much I think about your business acumen and your projections and your singular persuasive abilities, chloe.

Chloe: Is this an employee evaluation?

Brady: [Laughs] No. It’s a fancy way of saying I like having you around. You make the business better. You make everything better.

Philip: You again.

Brady: I work here, philip.

Chloe: Hey, what are you– what are you doing here?

Philip: Well, you said you were too busy for lunch. Now you’re just here shooting the breeze with the guy who told gabi and jake… he’d do anything to win you back.

Rafe: What makes you think that I have feelings for you?

Nicole: Never mind.

Rafe: No, no. I wanna know. Where did you hear that?

Nicole: Ava told me that you admitted it to her.

Rafe: Yeah.

Nicole: I’m so sorry– I shouldn’t have said it like that.

Rafe: No, look. Look–

Nicole: You don’t have to explain.

Rafe: No, I want to, okay? Listen, you and eric, you were having problems and you leaned on me as a friend and hope had just left, and, yeah, a part of me developed feelings for you.

Nicole: Which part?

Rafe: You were married to eric. I wasn’t gonna go anywhere, and so…I didn’t pursue it.

Nicole: And now?

Rafe: Now…now I’m with ava. So, yeah, that’s the end of it. It’s not like you had those feelings for me, right? My nunormal?

Justin: So you didn’t kill david?

Bonnie: You’re officially my lawyer, right? Meaning everything I say is confidential, right?

Justin: Of course.

Bonnie: Okay. Like, I said david made my life a living hell and patrick’s, connor’S… mimi’S. And one day, she just snapped.

Justin: Mimi?

Bonnie: My little girl had had enough abuse.

Justin: So your daughter was the one who killed him?

Bonnie: Hit him with a fireplace poker. But I couldn’t let my little girl go to prison. She had her whole life ahead of her, and it wasn’t her fault that married that monster, you know?

Justin: So you took the rap for your daughter. You spent all those years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit.

Bonnie: But you can never say that in court. No one, justin, seriously, no one can ever know. I just wanted you to know the truth. The whole truth, finally.

Justin: Bonnie. Bonnie. The person with a big enough heart to do that for her daughter… that’s the person I love.

Bonnie: Love? Still?

Justin: Yes, I love you. And yes this is gonna be a hard fight in court, but after this is over, I still intend to marry you.

Bonnie: Oh, god, justin.

[Both laugh]

Jake: So how about we grab ourselves a treat and celebrate our success?

Gabi: What did you have in mind?

Jake: I heard there’s some pretty great jelly donuts at that new bakery. What?

Gabi: That was supposed to be my store. They stole it right from under me.

Jake: Oh, right. Does that mean we still can’t get donuts?

Gabi: I don’t care how sweet their bits are–we’re not gonna give them a dime. Besides, I see some other sweet bits right in front of me that I’d like to take home with me.

Jake: Okay, well, when you put it that way…

Brady: Jake and gabi said what?

Philip: That you went on and on about how chloe is gonna leave me and how she’s better off with you.

Chloe: Brady?

Brady: I didn’t say that.

Philip: You didn’t talk to them about me?

Brady: I’ll tell you what we talked about. They came to talk to me about this keylogger incident. And, yes, philip, I told them I’m tired of your petty insecurities and your jealousy and I think you’re a paranoid maniac–you’re not exactly proving me wrong here.

Philip: You don’t think this is suspicious?

Brady: All right, philip, I’m done. You have fun together. Enjoy. See you tomorrow.

Chloe: Okay, you can stop marking your territory now.

Philip: I am sorry. He just pushes my buttons to make me look like a jerk to you.

Chloe: You can just ignore it.

Philip: I can’t let him badmouth me behind my back to my employees. You understand that, right?

Chloe: Of course, I do.

Philip: Good. I just don’t wanna lose you. You mean too much to me.

Nicole: You are with ava now…

Rafe: Yeah.

Nicole: And whatever feelings were there–well, it’s over. I’ve moved on, and this conversation is going on way longer than I intended so–

Rafe: Nicole.

[Soft music]


Nicole: I really…I’m gonna get some coffee.

Ciara: Are you okay, babe?

Ben: Yeah, I’m okay.

Ashleigh: Is something wrong?

Ben: No, no, no, I’m good. I’m just–I’m just tired.

Ciara: Yeah. This has been a very affecting experience for the both of us. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to show us around. We really, really appreciate it.

Ben: Yes, thank you.

Ashleigh: My pleasure. Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon.

Ciara: Yeah, we will. Thank you. Bye.

Ciara: Well, that was… emotional.

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: Hey, babe. How about we go back down to the city tonight, maybe walk around the french quarter, try to find more of that delicious, delicious new orleans food?

Ben: Sounds good.

Ciara: Yeah?

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: Good.

Ben: We really should probably get a move on, though. Feels like a storm’s coming.

Ciara: Yeah.

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Eric: I know how she feels about me. And I know how she feels about you. I think that we should encourage that. The night is yours if you want. Good morning. We should talk about last night.

Quinn: I would rather talk about you. Do you have any appointments with your doctors coming up?

Eric: Quinn, darling, I’ve been seeing doctors for quite some time now and it hasn’t helped.

Quinn: You can’t give up, eric.

Eric: I’m being realistic. And I think you should be too, about your needs.

Ridge: I know that look. You’re thinking about her, aren’t you?

Carter: Her?

Ridge: Zoe. She’s killing it over there in paris. You saw this, right?

Carter: Yeah. I did see it and I’m happy for her. I wish zoe all the best.

Ridge: Any regrets?

Carter: Yeah. Yeah, I have regrets. About a lot of things.

Steffy: I’m so glad we’re finally doing this.

Finn: A beach day with the whole gang? What could be better?

Liam: Yeah, I’m not so sure amelia would sign off on that. I think she’s got her hands full with douglas, beth and kelly. Although, that is a sweet sandcastle.

Finn: Castles. You hear that, little man? You ready to go join the fun?

Steffy: You think he needs a diaper change first?

Liam: Who are we talking about here, hayes or finn?

Hope: Oh my gosh.

Finn: And they say I tell the lame jokes.

Steffy: Well, you both do.

[ Laughing ]

Steffy: Let’s hope that doesn’t rub off on you because we only need one comedian in the house.

Liam: Just one. Just one.

Hope: He’s so cute. Liam and I, we’re so happy for your family. Right little guy? Yeah.

Finn: Nothing better than being a new dad.

Steffy: Unless it’s being a new mom.

Hope: Mmm. Yeah. I think I could have 20 more.

Liam: What? What? A little ambitious, don’t you think?

Finn: Whoa, okay, yes. I think you’re mom is right.

Steffy: Told you.

Finn: Let’s get you cleaned up, you little stinker. Let’s make this quick.

[ Laughing ]

Hope: It really is wonderful seeing you so happy and at peace.

Ridge: Many regrets. Wanna explain that?

Carter: What’s to explain, ridge? We all have regrets, right? About something.

Ridge: Or someone?

Carter: Is there a reason you needed to see me?

Ridge: Yeah, um, wanted to see if you had talked to dad, see if he has a proposition for you. What–what are you doing? What is this? What’s going on with you?

Quinn: Can I get you something for breakfast? Would you like pancakes or french toast? What’s your pleasure?

Eric: I’m looking at her. Except I can’t be the husband that she deserves.

Quinn: Stop saying that, okay? You’re everything I need.

Eric: Not everything. I can’t be your lover.

Quinn: Eric, that will change.

Eric: No, we both know it won’T. All right, look, I’ll say it one more time. And then I’ll drop it. Your sex life does not have to be over just because mine is. I’m going into the office. I’ll see you there later. I love you, quinn.

Quinn: I love you, too. In this ad pay attention to the actor’s gums.

Hope: Sunscreen. Is there anything else that we are missing?

Finn: I can’t believe it. Hayes, he passed out right on the changing table. He’s out cold.

Hope: That’s fine. We can chill here for a bit.

Liam: Works for me. I’m out of breath anyway.

Finn: Okay, what do you guys wanna talk about? Do you wanna swap baby stories? We’ve got a ton of them.

Steffy: You can tell he’s a proud papa.

Finn: And very happy husband.

Hope: Aw, that’s so great. And you deserve it, especially after…

Finn: Uh, no, it’s okay. You can say it. Especially after what happened at the wedding reception. And since… I won’t lie. Steffy and I, we’ve had our challenges these past few weeks, but don’t all marriages?

Steffy: Yeah, but nothing really compares to the challenges sheila presents.

Liam: Presents? Like presents currently? I thought she left town.

Steffy: Uh, yeah, so did we. But she, um, she came back. And then she “collapsed” when she didn’t get what she wanted. Yeah, I think it was just a desperate ploy to attach herself to finn and hayes, but it didn’t work, did it?

Eric: There’s a welcome sight.

[ Chuckling ]

Ridge: About to say the same. You finally got here, huh?

Eric: I can come in here any time I like. This is my building. My desk. My drawing table. Everything’s mine here.

Ridge: Yeah, they’re your pens. What are you, five? Yes, this is all yours. Also, this is yours and it needs your signature, so whenever you have a moment.

Eric: Put that on my desk.

Ridge: Wow.

Eric: I see you’re busy at it yourself this morning.

Ridge: Yeah, no, I got here on time, started working and got some things done. Yeah, that’s what I did.

Eric: Good.

Ridge: And, um, I talked to carter… about this proposal. I’m not sure, dad. It, uh, sounds a little strange to me. And I feel it’s a big price to pay.

Eric: Oh, you mean–

Ridge: No, like you said, it’s your shop, it’s all good and in the end–

Eric: No, no, you’re talking about the berlin boutique acquisition, right?

Ridge: What else would I be talking about?

Eric: So what about it?

Ridge: What is wrong with you today? Why are you so fuzzy and weird? You just tired from reconnecting with quinn last night and this morning?

Eric: You know what, I am determined to give quinn the life that she… that she deserves.

Eric: I know how the two of you feel about each other. I do. I think that we should encourage that.

Quinn: Encourage it?

Carter: I miss you so much. I miss every inch of you. I miss kissing you, I miss touching you. I miss making love to you. I think about you all the time.

Quinn: Carter. I had to see you. We need to talk about what happened last night. On the outside, I looked fine.

Finn: And I have to admit to being conflicted. For years, I imagined what it would be like to meet my birth mother. Just– the thing is, I never imagined it being someone like sheila.

Liam: Yeah, so how did you end things with her?

Hope: Yeah, is she still in the hospital?

Steffy: No, no. The doctors ran tests but they couldn’t find anything. I’m not surprised.

Liam: So she’s discharged.

Steffy: Yeah, but finn made it very to clear to her she couldn’t be in his life of hayes’.

Finn: Couldn’t have sheila continuing to disrupt my family, no matter how much she claims she loves and cares about me.

Hope: Well, do you think she will actually stay away?

Steffy: I know what you’re thinking. You’re worried about kelly.

Liam: Yes, I’ve mentioned that before but I also realize it’s finn and hayes sheila’s obsessed with, right? I just wouldn’t want kelly around that–

Steffy: Everything’s gonna be fine. Nothing’s gonna happen to her.

Liam: Okay, yeah.

Steffy: Finn and I will see to that.

Hope: Also, just so you know, the kids are always, always welcome to stay with us until you feel totally comfortable and sure that sheila will stay away.

Steffy: I’m not certain we could ever be absolutely sure, you know, given sheila’s track record. If she senses weakness, she’s gonna take advantage. That’s why finn had to put his foot down. Leave no doubt in sheila’s mind that this is the end of the road.

Liam: Hey, sounds like you didn’t mince words.

Steffy: I’m just gonna make sure sheila does not come near me or my family ever again.

Ridge: Well, that’s nothing new, is it? Same, same story over and over again. What do you wanna do for quinn? You want her to be happy, give her the life she deserves. Whatever. What about you? What about your happiness? Are you happy that she’s back?

Eric: Why wouldn’t i be happy, ridge?

Ridge: I don’t know. No, I do know. Because five minutes ago– no, two minutes ago, you were upset that your wife had an affair with somebody else and you wanted her gone and now, she’s back. No explanation. She’s back.

Eric: Ridge, I have explained it. I’ve explained it to you and brooke over and over again.

Ridge: I know you think that, but dad, all you did was tell us that quinn is back. You put that ugly portrait back over the fireplace and there she was at the dinner table. That’s all you did. Dad, I don’t wanna fight with you. We love you. Everybody loves you. I want you to be happy and healthy and I want you to have a partner that is there for you, that doesn’t disappoint you or betray you.

Eric: I don’t wanna go there again with you. I don’t wanna do this.

Ridge: I have questions. You need to help me. I know what happened in your marriage. I know. And I don’t understand what happened after that. And you’re reluctant to talk about it. So this is it? This is what you want? You want that woman in your life for the rest of your life?

Eric: This woman would not be in my life right now if that’s not what I wanted.

Ridge: This woman that you want in your life so badly had an affair with someone. Have you forgotten about their little relationship?

Eric: No, I have not. I’ve not forgotten about the relationship she had with carter. I haven’t and I won’T.

Quinn: I know we agreed that we wouldn’t talk about what happened or what didn’t happen, but eric’s attitude hasn’t changed.

Carter: You talked to him about it?

Quinn: Yes, of course. I talked to him about it last night after you left. I went upstairs, he wasn’t asleep. He wanted to know whether we, you know, did it and I said no. We didn’T. We couldn’T.

Carter: How’d he react?

Quinn: I couldn’t tell whether he was relieved or not. Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Finn: Okay. Let’s put a moratorium on all things sheila. At least for now. Drop the topic. Today’s supposed to be about our families, right? Having a good day at the beach?

Steffy: Yes. And once hayes wakes up, we’re going to kick everything into high gear.

Hope: All right, sounds like a plan.

Liam: Yeah, for sure. Actually, before that happens, can I just say one thing? I just really admire the way that you guys have been handling this. Obviously, it’s really stressful. Obviously, it’s not the kind of thing you wanna be dealing with the first, what, three weeks of marriage. But what’s obvious is how you guys have come through on the other side of this, right, which is stronger and more in love than ever. And I think what that says is that this thing that you two have with each other is more powerful that any adversity that you’re gonna face and that includes sheila. And sorry, I didn’t wanna make a whole speech. I just wanted to say that.

Finn: I couldn’t have said it better. If it wasn’t for this remarkable woman, this amazing wife and mother. Steffy’s my rock, my family’s rock. She’s fearless and fierce and… I’ve never loved anyone the way I love her.

Ridge: Put that down for a second please. If you haven’t forgotten about quinn and carter, how can you have that woman back in your house? Back in your bed?

Eric: Ridge, ridge… I’ve tried to explain this to you and brooke. Look, it’S… it’s complicated. It’s very complicated. There’s a lot you don’t know. There’s a lot you don’t understand.

Ridge: I know there is. Explain it to me. What is it? Is quinn holding something over you?

Eric: No. No, no, of course not.

Ridge: Dad… I love you so much. If there’s something going on, if you want to open up to anyone, let it be me. Is there something I should know?

Carter: We need to figure this out.

Quinn: It’s all I’ve been thinking about since last night.

Carter: Yeah, me too. For eric to suggest this–

Quinn: Oh, come on. It’s more than suggesting. He wants you and me to be together because he can’T.

Carter: Because he loves you so damn much.

Quinn: This whole thing has me so conflicted and confused.

Carter: Me too.

Quinn: Eric doesn’t want me to live a life without passion and desire. He knows how much that physical connection is important to me. But I told him I would forego all of that just, you know, to be with him, to be his wife because it’s enough. And it is.

Carter: Is it?

Quinn: I don’t know. I don’t know. I mean, I keep telling myself that it is. Carter, I mean, I can be honest with you. What we shared, what eric is giving us permission to do, we can’t possibly do what my husband is asking… can we?

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Jack: Kyle and summer are having their italian adventure with harrison, getting closer and closer as a family, and of course they are so excited about planning their wedding.

Billy: That’s good. I’m happy to hear that.

Jack: Yeah, so am I. They deserve a happy ending. So, listen, if you want to ride in the jabot corporate jet with me, let me know, okay?

Billy: Thank you, but I won’t be attending.

Jack: Why not?

Billy: Well, I’m assuming kyle is gonna want to keep it small. And, you know, we have a complicated history. I wouldn’t want to taint their big day.

Jack: Oh, I think you sell yourself short here. They wouldn’t have invited you unless they want you there.

Billy: Well, that’s sweet, but, uh — yeah, to be honest, I’ve got a lot going on here with chanccomm. And I’m already having to take some time off for victoria and ashland’s shindig, so…

Jack: And how are you feeling about that wedding?

Billy: Well, I’m doing my best to be civil and supportive. But I have to say my investigative journalists at chanccomm keep digging up reasons for me to believe that victoria is making a terrible mistake.

Nick: So, what’s the latest with your investigation into ashland’s past?

Victor: Yeah, well… I wish I could tell you something, but there are no records of his early life, not until he started working for that tv station, which he ended up buying.

Nick: That’s strange.

Victor: Yeah. So I invited him to a one-on-one conversation, trying to draw him out.

Nick: And?

Victor: He yielded nothing, except to say that he was most reluctant to talk about his past.

Nick: Well, honestly, dad, there could be a lot of reasons why somebody doesn’t want to talk about their past.

Victor: My instinct tells me that he’s hiding something.

Victoria: What do you mean — billy is right? Have you been hiding something?

Ashland: I-I probably should have shared this with you earlier.

Victoria: Uh, yes, because i asked you if there were any secrets that I needed to know and you said no.

Ashland: This was something I’d hoped you’d never need to know.

Victoria: Okay. Well, whatever it is, I can handle it, but I want to hear all of it. Please don’t hold back.

Ashland: [ Breathes deeply ] There’s a reason th-the trail of information about my past leads nowhere. I covered it up. I didn’t want the world to know the truth about where I really came from.

Mariah: So, what did you want to talk to us about?

Abby: Well, I can’t tell you just yet.

Tessa: Why not?

Abby: Because we are waiting for someone else to join us.

[ Doorbell rings ] Right about now.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: Don’t look at me.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi. Come on in.

Devon: Yeah. Thanks.

[ Door closes ] Hey, you guys.

Mariah: Hey.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Thank you so much for coming. You are a big part of this.

Devon: I am a big part of what?

Mariah: That is exactly what we are wondering.

Abby: Well, it’s a family meeting of sorts. I was hoping to wait to do this until chance comes home, but i have no idea when that is gonna be, so I’m gonna do what i promised him the last time we had communication. So, I am forging ahead with my life and with the baby, and I am starting to plan dominic’s baptism. And I would love it if the two of you would be dominic’s godparents. Your mission:

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Devon: Abby, I would be honored to be dominic’s godfather.

Abby: Ah. That means so much to me. I am the one who’s honored.

Tessa: Well, it’s such a wonderful thing to ask, but it is a big request.

Mariah: It is. It is. But I would — I would be honored, as well, yeah.

Abby: Look, I don’t want you to feel pressured at all. I mean, if it’s too much responsibility, I completely understand.

Mariah: Well, I never had godparents, so I need to genuinely ask — what’s the responsibility of godparents?

Abby: Well, it’s not like the old days where you take responsibility for the baby if something happens to the parents. It’s more like a promise in front of friends and god that you’re gonna love and guide the baby throughout his life.

Devon: Yeah. I’m all in for that responsibility.

Mariah: Yeah. I’m all in, too.

Abby: Ah, this makes me so happy. Well, now that that’s settled, we can move on to the next item on our agenda — choosing a nanny.

Mariah: Wait. You’re gonna hire a nanny to take care of the baby? You mean not one of us?

Victor: I won’t jump to conclusions because of ashland locke’s reticence to talk about his past, but I want to know more about him.

Nick: Yeah. I get it, dad. I’m just not convinced that we’re gonna find out anything about him if he has scrubbed his past completely clean, you know? Maybe it’s just something he’s ashamed of, something that we don’t have any business knowing.

Victor: Well, you don’t want to get to the bottom of it?

Nick: Well, of course. If it’s something that’s gonna harm my sister, yes, but — I don’t know, dad. Is digging around in her fiancĂ©’s past morally the right thing to do?

Victor: Son, what is morally the right thing to do is to protect my family and my daughter.

Billy: We haven’t been able to find anything on ashland locke from before he bought those two news stations, as in, there’s nothing to find.

Jack: Wow. Sounds a lot like victor’s history. Both of them shrouded in secrecy, identity at the center of the whole mystery.

Billy: Yeah, but victor is an open book. I mean, he never misses an opportunity to brag about how he overcame his impoverished childhood at the orphanage.

Jack: That’s who he is now. Years ago, he kept things very close to the vest. Now it sounds like victoria has fallen in love with a man who’s every bit as mysterious and enigmatic as her father.

Billy: Ah, jack, always making it sound charming. To be honest, I see nothing romantic about this. All I see is trouble.

Jack: Have you shared your misgivings with victoria?

Billy: Yeah, of course i have. She doesn’t want to hear it. She wants me to drop the entire thing.

Jack: Well, there it is. You have to back off.

Billy: Jack, I’m not just gonna sit back and do nothing.

Jack: Traci and I have both told you, you need to respect victoria’s decision to be with this man. Even if you dig up something substantial, she’s only going to resent it.

Billy: Well, maybe that’s true, but like I said, I can’t sit back and do nothing. This is bigger than me. I’ve got to protect my kids in this.

Jack: No, I’m thinking about johnny and katie, too, and harrison. Ashland locke is only going to be in victoria’s life for a few more months, best-case scenario, a couple of years. You are going to be co-parenting with victoria for the rest of your life. You get into a fight like this with the mother of your children, that’s not gonna be good for the kids. And that’s what it’s gonna turn into if you keep digging when she repeatedly asks you to back off. Think this through. Is finding dirt on ashland locke really worth it?

Victoria: I’m — I’m here to listen, not to judge or anything like that, so whatever you have to say, you can tell me.

Ashland: It’s not something I talk about ever, with anyone. I — I-I-I don’t even know where to start.

Victoria: Well, just take your time.

Ashland: Well, the story that I’ve always given reporters about my upbringing was that i had an ordinary suburban childhood in a — in a happy family. But…that’s pretty far from the truth.

Victoria: Okay.

Ashland: We weren’t happy, and we didn’t live in the suburbs. My father was abusive and violent, and my mother turned a blind eye to it. We subsisted well below the poverty line, and when we did get money, it was gone instantly because alcohol was the priority in my house above everything else, including food.

Victoria: I’m so sorry.

Ashland: The circumstances and the abuse ultimately became too much to take. So when I was 16, I left home, and I put that family and that life behind me. And I never looked back.

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Jack: Hey, nick.

Nick: Hey.

Jack: Everything okay?

Nick: [ Breathes deeply ] Yeah. Just kind of wrestling with something.

Jack: Well, I hope it’s not anything too troubling.

Nick: Can I ask you a question?

Jack: Yeah. Of course.

Nick: Do phyllis and I seem like a good fit to you?

Abby: There is no need to worry. I am having every nanny candidate thoroughly vetted, and I think we have a great group of people with excellent referrals. I’m not gonna hire anyone that you don’t feel comfortable with. That’s why I wanted you and devon in on this whole process. I want to find someone that we all love.

Devon: When you say you’re having the candidates vetted, you having background checks ran?

Abby: Absolutely. Safety will not be an issue.

Mariah: You know, I-I’m more than happy to pitch in whenever you need help.

Abby: Look, I really appreciate the offer. I do. But I know you and tessa — you’re probably gonna move out at some point, and I think it’s best that we get dominic on a routine now. And I’m gonna be with him as much as possible, but obviously I can’t bring him to society. And, mariah, I know that you have a job at jabot that I’m sure you’re very eager to get back to.

Mariah: Well, I can — I can make myself available. I mean, jack said I can take as much time as I needed.

Abby: Yeah, my uncle is a very generous man, and I love that you’re willing to take this time and be with dominic. But I think this is the best decision for everyone. And I promise — I promise you are gonna have a vote in the nanny choice. And — and, look, we are gonna find the perfect person who’s gonna keep dominic safe and healthy.

Mariah: Okay. Uh, I understand. Thank you for including me.

Victoria: What did you do on your own at such a young age? How were you able to survive?

Ashland: Oh, I took odd jobs up and down the jersey coast. I made sure never to stay in one place long enough to attract attention.

Victoria: That just breaks my heart. You were just a boy.

Ashland: Well, it wasn’t easy, but I did what I had to do.

Victoria: I just can’t imagine how hard that must have been, to endure that kind of childhood and then be so alone and desperate as a teenager.

Ashland: Being alone was paradise compared to where i came from. All I had to do was take care of myself, and I did that.

Victoria: And your parents never came looking for you?

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I made sure they couldn’t find me. I took every precaution to stay under the radar because my worst nightmare was my father finding me and dragging me home. Eventually, I changed my name to escape my past for good. And that’s when ashland locke was born.

Billy: Hey there, nikki. Nice to see you out and about. No victor?

Nikki: I’m just picking up a quick bite for us.

Billy: Mm. Well, I’m surprised you have time to even eat, with everything you’re juggling, your high-powered job, you’re a wife, mother, grandmother extraordinaire. You are a real superwoman.

Nikki: Just a woman, actually.

Billy: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. So, how’s the wedding plans coming?

Nikki: Please don’t pretend to care. I know you’re only hoping to find a reason to blow victoria’s wedding out of the water.

Abby: I could watch him sleep all day.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] I know what you mean.

Abby: Thank you for agreeing to be his godfather.

Devon: Abby, you know you don’t have to thank me for that. Come on.

Abby: You know, honestly, i thought that mariah would be more excited, but — I don’t know — she wasn’T.

Devon: [ Sighs ] Yeah.

Abby: Do you think she’s okay?

Devon: I don’t know. I really don’t ’cause she’s good at covering her feelings when she wants to. Is she still having nightmares?

Abby: Not that I know of, but — well, tessa admitted to me that she’s still scared and worried about her safety.

Devon: Oh, I mean, that’s understandable, given what she went through, being trapped in a room for all that time.

Abby: I know. I want to make things better, and I thought that if I asked her to be dominic’s godmother, that it would cheer her up. But she seemed pretty unaffected by it.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: I just — I want things to be perfect. And with the exception of dominic, they aren’T. I mean, chance isn’t home. Mariah’s struggling. I mean, what do I do? How do I fix this?

Tessa: It was thoughtful of abby to ask you to be dom’s godmother.

Mariah: Was it? ‘Cause it sort of felt like a consolation prize.

Tessa: Tell me what’s bothering you.

Mariah: I get to be the godmother, but, sure, let’s hire a nanny. I’m the role model, but a professional needs to take care of the baby.

Tessa: Well, I don’t think that’s how abby sees it.

Mariah: Every minute that nanny spends with the baby is time that I don’t get to spend with him.

Tessa: Um, I understand what you’re saying, but I do think you’ll get to see him all the time.

Mariah: Being named the godmother is just abby throwing me a bone. And she only did that because of what you said to her.

Tessa: What?

Mariah: I overheard the two of you talking. How could you tell abby that I’m a mess and I’m getting worse by the minute?

Jack: Thank you. So, why are you suddenly questioning your relationship with phyllis?

Nick: I got someone else’s take on it the other day, and i was pretty quick to dismiss it, but — I don’t know — I can’t stop thinking about it now. So I’m wondering if I should really figure out where things stand with us. So…what do you think about me and phyllis?

Jack: Oh, I don’t think I’m the right person to ask, I mean, given I do have some history of my own with phyllis.

Nick: Yeah, well, I want to hear what you have to say anyway.

Jack: Well, you — you kind of caught me off guard. I thought you and phyllis were in a good place, living the good life.

Nick: Honestly, about as good as we’ve ever been, yeah.

Jack: So, then what’s the problem?

Nick: I don’t know. Maybe it could be going too smoothly?

Jack: How could that be a bad thing?

Nick: Well, if the past predicts the future, you know, are we fated for another massive train wreck?

Billy: With all due respect, I think you have me wrong. I’m not trying to blow up victoria’s wedding.

Nikki: Well, then why do you continue to insist on digging up information about ashland?

Billy: I don’t have to remind you how the press works. They find something newsworthy, and they cover it.

Nikki: Now, who might “they” be in this scenario? This is all “you,” billy.

Billy: Well, nikki, I am simply doing my job as the head of a media company, and this wedding is making headlines.

Nikki: Mm-hmm. For the right reasons — two notable people getting married, a high-society affair. But your personal agenda should not be making news. But if you hurt my daughter in the meantime, I promise you, you will regret it.

Billy: Well, threat noted. But let me be very clear. The last person I want to see hurt is victoria. I’m actually on her side. And I’m surprised that you’re not more concerned about who ashland locke really is.

Nikki: I happen to trust victoria’s judgment.

Billy: So, you’re not the least bit worried that there’s basically no documented history of the first two decades of his life? I see. Victoria didn’t share that information with you, did she?

Ashland: I’m not looking for pity. I emerged from the hell-hole i called my home stronger and more driven. It made me focused and gave me goals. And when one of those jobs landed me in the small news station, I found my calling. Everything about the work that i did — it fascinated me. And I knew that was gonna my life.

Victoria: That’s when you met your mentor.

Ashland: Yeah. Camilla rhodes. I started at the bottom of her business, and I worked hard and learned the ropes. And eventually I caught her eye.

Victoria: You know something? Your life has been an incredible journey, from such sad beginnings to buying camilla’s stations, building an entire empire.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: I’m not, uh — uh…

Victoria: What?

Ashland: I…

Victoria: Ashland, what is it?

Ashland: [ Exhales heavily ]

Victoria: Talk to me.

Ashland: [ Breathing heavily ]

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Tessa: First of all… I never called you a mess.

Mariah: Close enough. You said that I was “struggling” so much that I need help? That’s probably where abby got this nanny idea from. She thinks I can’t be trusted around the baby.

Tessa: I’m sorry if i over-stepped by confiding in abby. But I thought I was doing the right thing. And abby really only wants to help.

Mariah: Because I need so much help?

Tessa: There’s nothing wrong with asking for help.

Mariah: I told you what i told you because I love you. And I trust you. I tell you things that i wouldn’t tell anyone else. And having you repeat all that to abby — that feels like a betrayal. God knows what she thinks of me now.

Victoria: Hey. How are you feeling?

Ashland: Oh, I’m okay. I’m so sorry for scaring you.

Victoria: It’s okay. Look, maybe we should call your doctor — or nate.

Ashland: No, I-I always get a little anxious when I think about my past, let alone talk about it. I’ll be fine. I just — just need a minute to rest, if it’s okay. How are you feeling about what i told you? I can imagine it changing how you see me.

Victoria: Well, I — I have to admit I’m a little surprised. It’s not something that I ever expected to hear. But you know what? I can understand why you wanted to keep all of that a secret. And I admire you more than ever for everything that you’ve overcome. Believe it or not, I feel closer to you now than I did before. It’s like you let me in and like I know you in a way that nobody else does.

Ashland: You know, it feels so strange to be so open and honest with you, to love and trust you enough to tell you everything.

[ Doorbell rings ] I really don’t feel like any company right now.

Victoria: Don’t worry. I will get rid of whoever it is.

Ashland: Alright. While you’re at the door, I’m gonna get some water.

Victoria: Mama, now is really not the best time.

Nikki: Honey, I’m sorry to intrude, but I just had a run-in with billy.

Victoria: Well, that is the last person that I would like to discuss right now.

Nikki: No, you’re gonna want to hear this. Apparently ashland’s past is a lot more mysterious than it seems.

Victoria: Would you all please just stop? Dad, nick, billy, and now you’re jumping on the bandwagon. Look, do you not get it? Nothing that they can dig up about ashland’s past is gonna make me change my mind about him. I love him. Period. I would hate to have my wedding without you all there, but if you don’t get on board with this, you leave me no choice.

Ashland: That’s not gonna happen. This whole thing has gotten blown way out of proportion, and I hate what this is doing to you, victoria. Now, it’s time that we put all of these suspicions to rest once and for all.

Nick: Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t be going down this rabbit hole and probably shouldn’t be coming to you with this, but — I don’t know — I’ve always respected your advice. So, what do you think? I mean, do you think phyllis and I are too good to be true?

Jack: Let me ask you — you love her?

Nick: Crazy about her.

Jack: That’s not exactly the same thing.

Nick: I absolutely love her.

Jack: Okay, well, if you love her and you’re happy with her, why would you question that gift?

Nick: Yeah. I hear you. I just can’t stop thinking about this one thing, you know, that maybe we’re just playing it safe, you know, we stay together ’cause it’s easy and comfortable.

Jack: I understand the temptation to question happiness. I’ve done it myself. Instead of just enjoying it, we come up with reasons that it’s not valid, reasons we shouldn’t be happy. Let me tell you — everyone deserves happiness, no matter where it comes from.

Nick: Well, I agree with you. Phyllis and I definitely deserve to be happy.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Phyllis’s ears burning?

Nick: Nah. It’s my mom. I got to go. Thanks for the advice, man. I, uh, guess I’m in a strange mood today.

Jack: My pleasure. You hang in there.

Nick: Thanks.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Victor: Sweetheart, I don’t understand the text I just got from you. What’s going on?

Nikki: I think we’re about to get all the answers we’re looking for when it comes to ashland locke.

Victor: Huh.

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Jack: [ Breathes deeply ]

Phyllis: I just wanted to make a grand exit, you know? I wanted to leave with my head held high.

Jack: From the moment you walked into this party, I was determined to ignore you.

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] Wow. Thanks.

Jack: Hey, you wanted to make a big exit. I wanted to show it meant nothing to me. There was just one problem — I couldn’t take my eyes off you.

Phyllis: You couldn’t?

Jack: I watched you circulate… saw your fire and your passion… watched the way you mesmerized everyone in the crowd. And my heart was just screaming out to me, “that’s her! You found her! That’s your life, your love… your soul mate! You found her! Don’t you dare let her go!” I guess that’s what my heart’s been telling me all along. It’s just tonight, watching you down there, I… feeling what you do to me, I… and then dad and gina sang that song, and I — god, the whole thing came together. I… I cannot imagine going through life without you. Whatever problems we have… I want to fix them with you. Whatever obstacles life puts in our way, I want us to take them on together. Don’t go. Don’t walk away from this. Stay. Work with me. Marry me.

Phyllis: I still —

Jack: No, no, no. Then — then there’s really… only one word to say. Say yes.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. Yes.

Jack: Y-yes, yes, yes, you will marry me?

Phyllis: Yes, yes, yes, yes. Put this on. Put this on, quick, please, before I come to my senses. Just do it.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Victor: What’s this all about?

Nick: I’m wondering the same thing.

Victoria: Well, we need to wait for everyone to arrive first.

Victor: What do you mean, “everyone”? Who else is joining us?

Billy: Hi.

Victor: What the hell are you doing here?

Billy: I was invited.

Victoria: At my request.

Ashland: He was included as a courtesy, nothing more.

Billy: Got it.

Victor: Alright.

Billy: Look, I don’t want to overstay my welcome, so go ahead. Please. What’s the news?

Ashland: [ Sighs heavily ] Thank you all for being here on short notice. I’m aware that there has been a lot of speculation about me and my past. My guess is that you’re all wondering if I’m hiding something dark from my past that will rear its ugly head and hurt victoria.

Nick: Can you blame us?

Ashland: Not at all. It’s a valid concern. You care about victoria. It’s wonderful that she has such a close-knit family ’cause if i had a sister or if I had a daughter who was about to be married, especially to someone with my ruthless reputation, I would want to know everything there is to know about her intended groom.

Billy: Well, with an extended build-up like, it means only one thing. You have a secret we don’t know.

Devon: Abby, I know you want to make the world a perfect place for dominic. I do, too. But, you know, I don’t know if these problems are easily fixable.

Abby: I just feel responsible.

Devon: Well, don’t do that ’cause you’re not. It’s not your fault that mariah got kidnapped. It’s not your fault that your husband’s not here.

Abby: I know, but it’s just — it’s hard to avoid feeling that way. And I am just so mad at ben for the lengths that he went to, to try to get me back.

Devon: I know. I can’t believe he did what he did, but there is obviously something wrong in the head with him. It has nothing to do with you. You just need to focus on the positive right now and the future.

Abby: And I’m trying to do that. I mean, I am so happy to be a new mom. But at the same time, my heart is breaking because my sweet friend who gave me this miracle — she’s struggling.

Devon: Yeah. But there’s not a magic wand that we can wave to make it go away.

Abby: I just — I want to make things better.

Devon: You know, what I think we should do is just give mariah some time — really — ’cause this is — this is fresh. She just had the baby. And she’s a strong person. She’s gonna work herself through it. And while she does, you, me, tessa, sharon — we all just make sure that she knows that we’re there for her.

Abby: Yeah. That’s a good plan.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: You know you’re my rock, my voice of reason.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

[ Dominic crying ]

Abby: Oh. It is time for dominic’s feeding.

Devon: Is that what it is?

Abby: Come here, baby.

Devon: Here, let me help you.

Abby: Aww, that’s such a good boy. He’s so hungry. Ah. Come on. Come on. Come on. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Devon: There.

Abby: Oh, thank you.

Devon: Yeah, of course.

Abby: There you go. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.

Devon: Ohh.

Abby: Oh, come on. Shh, shh, shh.

Devon: He’s not happy.

Abby: It’s alright. It’s alright. Here’s your bottle, baby. Got your bottle.

Mariah: Hey. Is everything okay?

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Um, dominic’s not taking his bottle. It’s okay.

Mariah: Oh. Um, do you mind if — if I try?

Abby: Yeah, sure, sure, sure, yeah. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Devon: Got him?

Mariah: Come here.

Abby: There you go.

Mariah: Hi. Oh, yes, I know. I know. I know. It’s not good. It’s not good. Alright. Oh, my. Come on. Open up. Open up. Oh, come on.

Abby: It’s okay, baby.

Mariah: Shh, shh, shh, shh.

Abby: It’s okay.

Mariah: Okay. Come on. You’re hungry.

[ Crying continues ] Come on. Your heart is at the heart of everything you do.

Mariah: Come on, buddy. We’ve been through way worse than this.

[ Sighs ] He doesn’t seem to want to take it.

Abby: Okay, um, well, maybe try holding his head up higher? And, um — you know what? — This is his favorite toy.

Mariah: Alright.

Tessa: Hi!

Mariah: Come on.

Abby: Shh.

Mariah: Um, it seems to be distracting him.

Abby: Okay. You know what? Let me take him.

Mariah: Alright.

Abby: Thanks. Yeah. Come here. Come on, baby. It’s okay. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.

Devon: It’s okay.

Abby: It’s okay. It’s okay. Mommy’s here. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Um, you want to give it a shot?

Devon: Yeah, sure. Yeah.

Abby: It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Devon: Of course.

Abby: Ohh, there you go. There you go.

Devon: It’s okay. It’s okay.

Abby: Got him?

Devon: Yeah, yeah.

Abby: It’s okay.

Devon: There you go. There you go. Let’s see if your godfather can do the trick. There you go. There we go. There we go.

Abby: Wow. How did you do that?

Devon: I have no idea. You never know what’s wrong with babies till they’re able to talk to you. We should all be grateful this is working ’cause I don’t think it’s gonna work every again.

[ Laughter ] It’s okay.

Ashland: Thank you, nikki, for gathering everyone here. I know there are people in this room who have gone to great expense to investigate every aspect of my life, and I’m going to save you further expenditure by laying my cards on the table. You deserve to know who stands before you, and I’m going to tell you who that is.

Victoria: But I hope that, once you all hear this story, that you will keep it private

Victor: Ashland, with all due respect, can we get to the point?

Ashland: I am ready to tell you who the man who has fallen deeply in love with victoria really is.

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How’s ryan enjoying his afternoon excursion? Ryan’s in his room resting. This is chris. I know ryan’s presence here concerns you. Ryan’s presence does more than concern me, it alarms me and fills me with dread. Every time I walk in here, I have to brace myself, worried that he’ll be in here. And every time you see him, is there any change? Ryan’s been reduced to an invalid. He’s no threat to anyone. Says every teenager in a horror film right before the guy with the chainsaw shows up. Okay. You know what? I’m not responsible for ryan being here. I didn’t even ask to be assigned to him, but my job is to care for him, so I’m gonna do that to the best of my ability. But don’t mistake that for liking him or defending him, because I don’T. It’d just be easier to believe you if I didn’t know how susceptible you were to a certain kind of monster. Sam: Ah! Whoo! Strike three. I think —

[ Chuckles ] Well, I didn’t know you were counting balls as strikes. Good thing the game wasn’t riding on that because you missed by a mile. Really? Well, I did, but I think it was because I was distracted a little bit. Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm. I wonder why.

[ Chuckles ] Ah! Oh. You’re lucky, drew. Your ribs are only bruised and not broken.

[ Exhales sharply ] Guards must be slacking. Well… at least they spared my pretty face this time. I still think your plan is insane. Well, it worked, didn’t it? I turned you in for stealing a pen. Which gave them a reason to trust you. You’re a navy seal, right? Yeah. Yes. So didn’t they teach you how to turn a pen into a howitzer or something? Well, maybe not a howitzer. How about a lock pick? Possibly, yeah. Okay, so why didn’t you escape? Leave you here? No way. Okay, so we’ve lost the pen, you have multiple bruises and contusions, and maybe the guards trust me. What do we do now? We get the hell out of here. Josslyn: Hello, spencer. Or should i call you victor?

[ Chuckles ] Victor? You can’t possibly be mistaking me for my late and unlamented great-great-uncle. No, I was mistaking you for someone who had grown up a little bit, maybe even achieved some decency. My bad. You’re taller, but you have not grown at all inside. You are still as selfish, spiteful, and dishonest as ever. But how do you really feel? I really feel like punching you in the face, but that would just give you another excuse to feel sorry for yourself. What are you talking about? Poor, poor, pitiful spencer, with his trust fund and his mansion and his boarding school in europe. You don’t get along with daddy, so that justifies you lying and using people, right? Getting trina to keep your secret and telling her that your name is victor. And for what? It’s all just gonna blow up in your face. You know why? Because the truth always comes out. Always. What do you want? Look, I’m just trying to spare the people I care about as much pain as possible. That actually includes phyllis and nina. Well, there’s not gonna be any pain once you leave town. What? Wait, nina hasn’t — she hasn’t talked to you yet? No, no. I just — I lost my phone, came to look for it, it’s not here. So you still don’t know the truth. Well, you make that sound like it’s a threat. I don’t give a damn about your truth. I just want to find nina so we can get on with our lives. It’s a little late for that. Always has been. Peter, just go. Leave us in peace. You know, the longer you’re here, the greater the chance that you’re gonna get discovered. Oh, I intend to leave, and soon. But you and phyllis won’t be. In fact, the two of you won’t be setting foot outside the tan-o ever again. Don’t worry, phyllis. It’s gonna be okay. I know peter. He’s a big talker. He’s just your typical insecure bully, and you’re going to crumble like a paper cup when valentin alerts the police. Nice try, nina. But even if valentin did pick up on your feeble attempt to warn him, I’m gonna be long gone before law enforcement ever shows up. You and phyllis, on the other hand, will succumb to a different fate.

wait, I thought you were the one that had thousands and thousands of hours of experience with baseball and softball. I think I said tens of thousands of hours. Oh, yeah? Well, I think that time was wasted… really? …Because you have a serious flaw in your swing. I got a flaw in my swing? Yes. So you’re the expert now. Alright. Samantha, why don’t you show me how it’s done? Oh, no way. I am not giving my tips out for free. Besides, my team is going to the championship, just as I predicted. And where’s your team going, dante? Nowhere, because you guys got beat. Home. Home. Yeah, I know. And you know what? You’re just like I thought. You’re all talk. Hold the bat tight. Hey, hey, hey. Mm-hmm. Not — not so tight. That’s too tight? Yeah. Okay. Now I need your knuckles aligned. Aligned? Uh-huh. Okay. Like that. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Feels kind of funny. Shoulders back. Mm, okay. Face toward the pitcher. Yeah. Choke up. Come on. Yeah. Yeah. Choke up. You have no idea what you’re talking about, do you?

[ Laughs ] How many guards have you seen total? I haven’t kept count. 10 all together on different shifts at different times. Any guess on nationality? They seem to be from all over. That could actually work for us. How? Because if they’re mercenaries, that means that they’re in it for the money. They’re gonna do their job, but they’re not gonna risk their lives to stop an escape.

[ Pounding on door ] Guard: Time’s up. If we could only get our hands on some keys. You took that beating so the guards would trust me. Mind a little more pain? What? No time to explain. Start moaning. Ahhh! Again, but louder.

[ Screaming ] Guard, I think he’s punctured a lung. We need to get him to a doctor.

[ Groaning ] He can die for all I care. I’m pretty sure russell cares, and whoever russell works for. Look, someone thinks this man is valuable, and if he dies, who do you think they’ll blame?

[ Groaning ] How much do you know? Or should I say,

think you know? Well, trina told me that you got back to port charles long before your family knew and how the night you met her at her graduation party, you told her your name was victor.

[ Chuckles ] Is that all trina told you? Well, you spent a couple of days playing games, chatting her up, but mysteriously refusing to meet her friends or let her take your photo. But then trina came up to me and cam at the metro court pool, and we introduced her to our old pal, spencer cassadine. She could have busted you right then and there, like she should have. But you let her keep your secret. Things are complicated with my father. Oh, how convenient. Excuse me? I don’t excuse you, spencer, and I don’t feel sorry for you either. You know, it’s a shame that you have a rotten relationship with your father. Other people have it much worse, and they don’t have the luxury of a bottomless bank account or a grandmother who would drop everything to rush to their side. Which reminds me, how could you do that to laura? How could you be in port charles for weeks and not even try to see her? What was so important?! It’s none of your business. Well, when we were kids, that was your tell. Whenever you said something was “none of your business,” it meant that you were lying, hiding, or doing something you weren’t supposed to. Is that still how you operate? Is that why you needed trina to keep your secret? Trina was just being a good friend. No, no, no. You took advantage of trina’s compassion to play mind games with daddy. You flirted with her to get her to cooperate without ever once mentioning that you had a serious girlfriend. See, this is still your fundamental problem, spencer. You have no idea what the word “friendship” actually means. You know, I’m not asking you to forget or forgive my involvement with shiloh or dawn of day. Well, considering what he almost did to my daughters, it will never be forgiven or forgotten. And I went to jail for that. I paid my debt to society, just like you’re trying to do. That’s true. Okay. I’m not in a position to throw stones while I sit here as an inmate. And I admit that you were helpful in giving nikolas notes on ryan’s correspondence. Yeah, well, you want to protect your nephew. I understand that. It’s everything alright with your nephew? Is that what’s troubling you? Well, you know, that and other things. And I know better than to ask what those other things are, so I’m gonna get back to work. That’s okay. I have this friend… who I think is about to make a terrible mistake. I’m trying to minimize the damage here and keep nina from being harmed. You remember that when you get your memory back. I’d call you mike, but we both know that’s not your name. Mike is the only name that I remember, the only name that means anything to me. Nina and I, we let go of the past. All I care about is our future together. Well, the funny thing about the past is you can run from it, you can even hide for a little while, but eventually the past will always catch up with you. And guess what — today’s your day, mike. Peter, your issue is with me, not phyllis. Let her go. I’m not leaving you, nina. There’s no way. Oh, the loyalty between the two of you is quite touching. Do you have any rope in the back? What do you want with rope? What do you think? Go, go get it. And some duct tape. Oh, and, phyllis, hurry. Look hard and look fast. If you’re not back in three — no, you know, let’s make it two minutes, then nina’s blood will be all over your hands. It’s okay. Oh, and before you go, leave all the cellphones on the floor. All the phones, phyllis. Now you’re on the clock, and remember, I have your gun from behind the bar, so don’t even try and think about being a hero again.

[ Sighs ] I thought she’d never leave.

Well, I’m sorry I don’t meet your lofty standards, joss. Right, because it’s too much to ask for you not to use people. Look, I had a plan for how I was gonna return to life in port charles. Meeting trina was not part of that plan, okay? Meeting her was a total surprise. I thought I was gonna hang out here in town, lay low for a while, stay under the radar until I was ready to deal with my father. Yeah, then you met trina and started lying your head off. Besides calling myself victor, when did I lie to trina? You told her that you’d meet her friends on the 4th of july, but you knew if you’d do that, me and cam would recognize you, so of course you didn’t show up. Oh, that. Yeah, “oh, that.” Yeah, “oh, that.” You left trina twisting, talking about some guy she met who never actually showed up. Look, trina was unlike anyone who I’d ever met at boarding school. We hit it off almost instantly. Please, spencer, that’s the definition of using. You saw that she liked you, and that’s how you got her to keep the secret. Wait, did — did trina tell you that she liked me? Really? That’s all you got from this conversation, just another prop for your gigantic ego? No, did trina say those words specifically, that she’s into me? Why do you care? Because I like her, too. Sorry to keep you waiting, spence. Hello, josslyn. What’d I miss? A lot. Ahhh! Whatever’s going on with him, it’s way beyond my expertise. If we don’t get him to a doctor, he might not make it.

[ Groaning ] I’m gonna go get some help. No, there’s no time. Look, I’m a nurse, remember? I can recognize when someone’s dying.

[ Screaming ] You know how important drew is. If he dies, they’ll kill you, too.

[ Groaning ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunting ] He’s out, he’s out. Probably not for long. Come on. Get the keys. Here. Ahh. Unlock the cuffs. Quick, quick, quick. There we go. You got it. You got it. Okay. Let’s move, let’s move, let’s move. Come on. Here, come on. Let’s keep moving. Let’s go. Let’s go! Alright, how’s that? Is that more to your liking? Yes, that’s — that’s much better. Thanks, coach. But it reminds me, there is one more thing I need you to work on. I — another thing I got to work on? Yeah. What’s that? Your home run trot. Oh, okay. The bat flip, it’s everything. Is it? Yeah. Alright. I’ll remember that. But you’re the one who probably should be practicing that because you actually have something to celebrate. I do? Yeah. The end of your parole. Oh. Yeah. Every time I think about being on parole, it reminds me of why I’m on parole. Because I rid the world of shiloh. I mean, I don’t need to get into any of the details, but suffice it to say, I can relate to him. You know, he’s been trying to do the — the right thing, but the road to hell is paved, et cetera, et cetera. Is that how you ended up in prison? Well, that’s what I tell myself, but the truth is, is that my best intentions were fueled by an addiction to alcohol. Yeah, I guess you could say I’m addicted to men like shiloh, which is a very hard habit to admit to yourself, let alone break. Yeah, I know I have been known to fall under the sway of an unworthy man or two or 10. So what advice do you have for your well-meaning friend? The same thing that I failed to do — stay out of it. You sound like the one who’s running away from something. Or do you expect me to believe that you came all the way out here for nina’s sake? No, I’ll admit I’ve made mistakes. I thought I was doing the right thing at the time, and then I’m driving away the people I care about. You should learn from that. You sound like alexis. Who? A friend. She says I’m too much of a fixer. But one person can’t save everyone, and if you try, sometimes you end up getting burned yourself. You should take her advice and go home. Well, I would, but this isn’t just about nina. Well, what is it about? You and me. So you really thought you could just run away from home, huh, nina? Forget all your troubles, all the damage you caused, and start a shiny new life with a man that wasn’t even yours to begin with. Well, hey, think about it this way. Now you won’t even have to face carly and explain to her why you kept her husband all to yourself. So if you think about it, really, I’m freeing you from a world of grief. And hey, if you’re lucky, nina, maybe there’s a little corner of hell where you and nelle benson can be reunited. Wouldn’t that be nice? You sick, twisted son of a bitch. Your baby is so much better off without you in her life. Oh, I’m gonna find my baby. But you —

[ Timer beeping ] You’ve run out of time. I guess phyllis didn’t turn out to be that good of a friend after all, right? Phyllis: Don’t shoot! Cutting it a bit close, aren’t we, phyllis? I forgot where the tape was. Yeah, yeah, yeah, excuses. Alright. Tape her hands behind her back, then tie her to the chair. Good and tight. And then I’m gonna tie you. Peter. Hmm? Question — how are you gonna find your baby if you’re in prison? Huh? You should just get out of here while you’re still free, ’cause I’m sure by now, valentin has alerted anna, and you know what that means. If anna knows, then the wsb is on their way. Oh, let them come. I don’t think they’re gonna like what they find when they arrive.

you should hit something. Oh, I would love to, trust me. It’s just that any mention of shiloh reminds me of his connection to peter august and how they were conspiring to hand drew over to helena. Well, that’s ancient history now. Is it? What if shiloh knew who peter used to arrange for drew’s plane to go down? Well, even if he did, shiloh’s dead. Well, there is someone else, someone who was very close to shiloh who is still alive. You know, it’s my job to look after inmates’ health, but I’ve always felt that that included emotional well-being. I’m not dying for a drink, if that’s what you’re thinking. I think you’re lonely, and there’s no shame in that. I mean, the occasional visit from family and friends doesn’t always help. Sometimes it makes things worse. Like when your nephew came with his girlfriend. What about it? Well, as you recall, I had a bad feeling about esme. And you have such good instincts about people? Okay, I deserve that. But I do know trouble when I see it. I mean, why was she so interested in ryan? I don’t know. You know, some people are just fascinated with criminals. I don’t know, fascinated is one thing, but from what I observed, esme seemed to be upsetting ryan. How do you explain that? You should know, josslyn, spence and I have no secrets. Anything you can say to my boyfriend, you can say to me. Anything I have to say to spencer, I’m gonna say to spencer. Trina told josslyn that I was in town before I let anyone else know, that I used a fake name and everything. Everything? Oh. Is there something else I should know? Isn’t it bad enough that I made trina keep my secret? You think I’m proud of that? Oh, poor trina. She’s such A… what’s the word? Human being? That’s two words. I was thinking of idealist. I mean, she always seems to be looking for the best in people. Spend a few years at boarding school, you’ll never be an idealist again. You get to be too jaded. But trina? She must be so disappointed in you, spence. How can I help you make it better?

You can’T. You want to make things right? Start by telling your father the truth. Or you’ll what, tell him for me? Gee, thanks, joss. I’m sorry I don’t have the perfect relationship with my dad like you do. You and I have our own history. I don’t see how. You’re — you’re part of nina’s past. I’m her present and future. Nina is not the first woman you and I have fought over. Hell, she’s not even the second. Okay, enough with the hints. If you and I fought over women in the past, that means you know who I am, right? You know my name, right? What’s my name? Do I have kids? Do I have a family? What do I do for — no. You know what? Don’t even tell me, ’cause everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie. Look, I promised nina that she could be the one to tell you who you are, okay?

[ Exhales sharply ] I can tell you this much — there are people who have risked their lives to hold on to what’s supposedly yours. What is mine… is here in nixon falls… with nina. Peter, I don’t know why you’re going to all this trouble. You know, you could have easily chartered a plane and been on your way to mexico by now. Just wave goodbye to you and phyllis on the way? Ignore the fact that you’re both witnesses? I don’t know if you know this about me, nina, but I am a fanatic about tying up loose ends. But you don’t have any time. See? Mike is gonna be back here any minute. Mike, mike, mike, mike, mike, mike, mike. Don’t you mean sonny? Who’s sonny? You mean to tell me she didn’t tell you? Tell me what? Don’T. I am so sorry to disappoint you, phyllis, but our friend nina reeves here has known exactly who your friend mike really is all along. In fact, she knows his wife. She knows his kids. She just chose to lie about it all this time.

No one’s following. Yet. As soon as that guard doesn’t check in, they’re gonna know something’s wrong. Come on, come on. I’ve pretty much seen the inside of my cell. You’ve had the run of the place. So where to now? On the other side of that door, there’s a courtyard, where they park their cars and things. Great. I’ll just hot-wire one of the cars, but it’s gonna take me a minute. Good thing we got the keys. How long you been planning this escape? Ever since you took that beating. Could have clued me in instead of making me think it was my brilliant idea. You can give me the credit when we get back home. “Home.” “Home” — now, that’s a beautiful word. Come on, come on. Guard #2: Where do you think you’re going? You want us to go see willow’s mom? Oh, um…you have a lot of catching up to do. So she actually goes by the name of harmony, and shiloh rarely ever made a move without her knowing about it. So he must have had something on her. I don’t think it was something more than it was some sort of an attraction. I think she thought he was charismatic, and that was all he needed. Harmony would basically do anything he asked, including drugging me and kristina to initiate us into the dawn of day. Well, you had every reason to kill that guy. Part of me wishes he was still around so we could question him about drew, but that’s not gonna happen. Well, you know what? We have the next best thing. Are you coming with me? How could esme, or anyone else for that matter, upset a sociopath like ryan? I mean, she came off a little entitled and spoiled, but maybe she’s just a harmless teenager.

[ Laughs ] No. Trust me, there’s nothing harmless about that girl. The smile, the perfect manners — they’re all a cover so she can slip the knife in your back and make off with your wallet. I think you’ve been here too long. Shiloh, he collected esme’s type at dawn of day — beautiful as butterflies but vicious as a nest of vipers.

[ Tapping on table ] Yeah? I’m here. You’ve known spence so much longer than I have. And I’m sure you realize his feelings about his family are complicated. Yeah, that’s one word for it. And just so you know, josslyn, I told spence that it was a mistake for him to mislead you and cameron into thinking he had just come to town, and I was very much against him putting trina in the awkward position of keeping his secret. Well, it’s good to know it’s unanimous. Everyone thinks I’m a jerk. Gee, what a shock. You know I don’t think that. You just need to work on your communication skills and your trust issues, that’s all. Hey, isn’t today your mom’s wedding day? Shouldn’t you be focused on that?

[ Chuckles ] I can multitask. I see. It’s more important for you to threaten to spoil spence’s new understanding with his father. Nina, what is he saying? You know mike’s real identity? Yeah, shame on you, nina. Lying to a nice woman like phyllis, manipulating her. She let you into her home, opened her door to you, sang your praises, and you deceived her all this time. You soulless bastard. Oh, excuse me! I’m not the one that let mike believe he was mr. Nobody. When you knew all along he was sonny corinthos, a married man with a beautiful wife and a whole bunch of grieving children back in port charles. Nina, is this true? Phyllis, please, you have to believe me. The man called sonny corinthos is gone. He drowned in the llantano river. And this much… much better man named mike took his place. Oh, that’s rich, nina. Really, I reinvent myself as peter august, and I’m sick and twisted, right? But you reinvent yourself and you’re what, considered the goddess of love? Is that it? Come on. Yeah, you’re right, peter. We both made a lot of mistakes. But listen, you have a chance to turn everything around right now. All you have to do is go and leave us alone. You know, I think I speak for phyllis here when I say we have heard just about enough from your lying mouth. Time to shut you up, nina reeves. No, listen, peter — no, no, no! I don’t want to die. I know. What can I say? Next time, choose better friends. Actually, you know what? Scratch that. We both know there’s not really gonna be a next time.

Please help me. I saw this prisoner trying to escape, and I’m trying to stop him. Doesn’t look that way. You calling her a liar?

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunts, groaning ] Don’t tell me you were planning that, too? Sometimes you have to improvise. Help me move him. Come on.

[ Grunts ] That’s the second time that you’ve mentioned spencer’s girlfriend. So if esme is trouble, why do you care? Because you’re not the only one who’s lonely. My daughter and I are estranged, for good reason, but… it means that not only am I cut out of willow’s life, I’m cut out of my grandson’s life, which is just like this really long way of saying that I could use a friend, too. I would really like to pick up that conversation. Right now, though, I have a visitor. Yeah. Mom. Well, that’s a nice surprise. Hi. Hello, there. I’m happy to see you, too, but you’re a collateral benefit. We’re here for another reason. Yeah, more of a professional visit, actually. We want to talk to harmony about a case we’re working on. What happens between you and your dad is your business. However, you need to apologize to trina, and you’re gonna have to work for it, because if you’re going to make me choose between you and trina, I’m gonna choose trina. And it’s not even a hard call. I tried to explain to trina that this wasn’t about her. It was all about me and my father. Spence, listen to josslyn. I believe 100% you weren’t trying to treat trina poorly, but still, you did. Be the good guy I know you are and apologize. Acknowledge that you put trina in an impossible situation, and, you know, that wasn’t fair of you. Me? I did this, all by myself? Spencer, are you saying that there was someone in it with you? You claim to love nina, right? Those aren’t just words, I do love her and she loves me. Okay, then trust her to tell you the truth. Now, she’s probably back at the tan-O. We could go there together. I’m not going anywhere with you. Why not? You don’t trust nina? No, I trust nina. I don’t trust you. So you can go. You can stay. You can do whatever you want. You stay the hell away from nina. Peter: So you still think mike’s gonna save the day?

[ Laughs ] Well, I guess mike’s no more heroic than sonny corinthos, huh? Ooh! Apologies in advance for the fumes, ladies. This is certainly no chanel no. Five, nina. Not to worry. This’ll all be over in just a few minutes.

[ Muffled screaming ] As the saying goes, dead men — and women — tell no tales.

[ Screaming ] You did this to yourself, nina. I was willing to work with you, but you had to run to your aunt liesl, didn’t you? Well, let’s look on the bright side, shall we? Maxie, my daughter, and i will live happily ever after. Oh, and we’re gonna take little james with us. He can grow up calling me dad.

[ Laughs ]

[ Muffled screaming ] Tan-O.

[ Laughs ]

[ Muffled screaming ] I’m sure that there’s gonna be some other guards stationed someplace. It’s gonna be tricky to find the right car. What other choice do we have?

[ Alarm blaring ] I guess they found the guard locked in my cell.

[ Sighs ] Come on.

Or the car. I’m gonna hold off the guards as long as I can. I can’t just abandon you. Look, you’ve got to make it — there we go — somewhere public, okay? Very public. Preferably someplace with security cameras, like a U.S. Consulate or a luxury hotel or something. So I save my own life. Meanwhile, they kill you? No, somebody wants me alive for whatever reason. Now you’re wasting time. Go, go!

[ Alarm blaring ]

[ Grunting ] Ahh! Ah! Ah! Oh! You’re working on a case, and it involves harmony? Look, I don’t know what you suspect me of, but I am doing my best to try to clean up my act. Willow has made it very clear that she wants nothing to do with my life unless I truly change, which is what I’m trying to do, so I can be part of her life and part of my grandson’s life. Wait, wait, you have it all wrong. We are not here to accuse you. We actually need your help. Maybe I’m being too hard on you, spence. I should have made sure that you told your friends you had a serious girlfriend at school. I should have made sure my appearance at your party was expected, not a big surprise. That way, trina would have known your situation, that you were definitely not available, and she wouldn’t have gotten any unrealistic expectations. We just have to admit that we messed up and we’ll do better moving forward. Right, spence? Okay. Um… I have to go. I have to go get ready for my mom’s wedding. Esme, always a pleasure.

[ Chuckles ] Wow, esme. Thank you for throwing me under the bus. As if I did all of this by myself. Like you weren’t a part of me arriving in town early and in secret. As if you haven’t been a part of the stalking. You are the one who set ava’s car on fire, something that we never even discussed. I’m sorry. I just didn’t think it would help our cause if josslyn thought we were in this together. Trust me, this is your chance to make things right with your father. I’m only thinking about you.

[ Muffled screaming ] What the hell? Nina!

[ Muffled screaming ] Nina! Nina! Nina, are you there?

[ Muffled screaming, crying ]

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Rafe: Hernandez.

Ava: Hey, hey, hernandez. Vitali here.

Rafe: Vitali–well, this is a nice surprise. Is everything okay?

Ava: No, all’s good. I was just calling to ask you to wish me luck.

Rafe: Okay. What for?

Ava: Well, I am currently standing outside of julie’s place waiting to go in and see if she’s looked at my application. Maybe even get an interview.

Rafe: All right. Well, I ll wish you luck, but you’re not gonna need it. And julie would be crazy not to hire you.

Ava: Well, given my previous occupation, my resume’s a little unconventional.

Philip: Do I have to have a reason to call you?

Chloe: Usually, yes. It’s the middle of the workday.

Philip: Maybe I just wanted to say hi. See how your day was going.

Chloe: Oh, okay. Hi.

Philip: After I followed you to pennsylvania, I thought you deserved an attentive boyfriend.

Chloe: You mean not a crazed and jealous one?

Philip: Something like that.

Chloe: Well, my day is going just fine. Thank you for asking. What are you doing?

Philip: I’m actually grabbing a bite to eat at julie’s place. Hey, you want to join me?

Chloe: Oh, I’d love that, but brady really needs me to finish these quarterly projections.

Philip: Of course. Wouldn’t wanna disappoint brady.

Gabi: Brady, thank you for agreeing to meet with us.

Brady: Sure. Your phone message was a little vague, but if this is about the collaboration between gabi chic and basic black–

Jake: It’s not.

Brady: Okay, what’s it about?

Gabi: It’s about you spying on titan.

[Soft dramatic music]


Bonnie: Thank god. Am I finally getting out of this joint?

Calista: [Laughs] You wish. Honey, you are not seeing the sunshine for a good long time. There is nobody left to help you. Even your fiancé has abandoned you.


Steve: Hey.

Justin: Hey. I didn’t hear you come in.

Steve: Well, henderson told me you could probably use some company. How’re you doing, man?

Justin: My fiancée is in jail for larceny and murder. Other than that, doing great.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]


Brady: You think I’m spying on you.

Jake: Well, you got booted out of titan. Maybe you were looking for revenge.

Brady: Booted? I left titan.

Gabi: And now you’re the competition. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how rampant corporate espionage is these days.

Jake: Maybe you were looking, I don’t know, to get a little bit of an edge so you figured you’d hack us.

Brady: Okay, is this about that keylogger incident that was found on your computers? Because I already talked to philip about it and told him I had nothing to do with it. And I’ll be completely honest with the two of you. I didn’t know what the hell a keylogger was.

Jake: Yeah. Join the club.

Brady: Gabi, I don’t know why you think I’d be involved in this, but I didn’t touch your computers. Please tell me that you don’t think I would do something like that.

Gabi: No, I don’T. I was pretty sure we were on a wild goose chase. That–that this is about philip having a personal vendetta against you.

Brady: Hm.

Philip: Are you sure I can’t persuade you to join me? Just a quick bite and then I’ll have you right back to the office.

Chloe: I’m sorry it’s just too busy here today for lunch. But rain check?

Philip: Yeah, sure. I’ll see you tonight.

Nicole: We’re not that busy. You could have gone to lunch.

Chloe: Yeah, but I– I really need to finish those projections.

Nicole: Ah. Was it a good offer?

Chloe: It was philip. He’s at julie’s place.

Nicole: Oh, well I hope he wasn’t too disappointed.

Chloe: Nah, he’ll be fine. He was just calling to check to see how I’m doing today.

Nicole: That’s sweet of him.

Chloe: Yeah.

Nicole: It–it isn’t?

Chloe: Well, normally yes it would be, but I can’t help but wonder if he was just calling to check up on me.


Ava: Hello, philip.

Philip: Ava! Here to shake down julie for some protection money?

Ava: [Chuckles] That’s funny.

Philip: I wish I was joking. Hopefully you’re here for lunch?

Ava: Actually, it’s work-related.

Philip: Whatever it is, I want no part of it. One thing I learned from being around you–crime doesn’t pay.

Bonnie: You can’t be here.

Calista: Yeah, right? I know. I mean, for a police station this place has a really lax security system.

Bonnie: No, I mean, you can’t–can’t be anywhere. You’re dead.

Calista: Tell me about it. Thanks to you. But, hey, look what I found in the evidence room.

Bonnie: What are you gonna do with that?

Calista: Do you really need to ask? Bonbon, you are the one who was supposed to die. So I’m just here to finish the job.

Bonnie: No! Don’t! Don’t shoot me!

Rafe: Take it easy bonnie. I’m not gonna shoot you.

Bonnie: Rafe?

Rafe: The gun’s in a bag. It’s not even loaded. What’s going on? Why are you so scared?

Ava: If you must know, I’m here to check on my job application.

Philip: I’m sorry. Did you just say you applied for a job at julie’s place? This fine, upstanding establishment?

Ava: That is right.

Philip: As what?

Ava: As a chef.

Philip: That’s funny.

Ava: Why is it funny?

Philip: It seems like a unusual career path for a mob boss to cook.

Ava: Well, I’ve been cooking my whole life. I know more than most chefs. But if you’ve got a problem with honest work–

Philip: Not at all. Just not sure it’s a suitable career path given your history. Stealing, and murdering people, and all that.

Ava: It’s not any of your business, but I left that life behind.

Philip: Since when?

Ava: Since I decided to make a change. Oh, and by the way, I’m in a relationship with the police commissioner. I will never go back to organized crime, or the person that I was before.

Philip: If you say so.

Ava: I do, which is why I am here seeking gainful employment. So doubt me all you want, but I have gone legit. And I’ve never been happier.

Philip: Well, if that’s the case, I’m happy for you I guess.

Ava: What do you mean you guess?

Philip: Well, nothing really. I–if you had your old connections, you could have found someone to break brady’s legs for me.

Brady: So now you don’t think that I was spying on you?

Gabi: No, you know, I’m sorry for even suggesting it. I shouldn’t have let him get in my head.

Jake: Are you sure about this?

Brady: You’re talking about philip, right?

Gabi: You know, I had my doubts, jake. And obviously they’re competitors, but I don’t think brady would sink that low.

Brady: Philip told you that I was spying on you, right?

Jake: Man, he wouldn’t shut up about you. He said you’d resort to any means to bring him down. Eh.

Gabi: He was furious. There was no way of talking him out of it.

Brady: Yeah, that sounds like philip.

Ava: I get it. Obviously, titan and dimera are rivals, but this was not an ordinary rivalry. It was like he was possessed.

Jake: You happen to know why?

Brady: I do jake. The guy’s a jealous maniac, and he thinks I’m after his girlfriend.

[Soft dramatic music]


Nicole: Why would philip be checking up on you?

Chloe: Oh, you haven’t heard? I can’t be trusted.

Nicole: Oh, things must be great in your relationship.

Chloe: Yeah, they were fine, but lately philip is just so jealous of brady and he’s convinced that there’s something going on between us.

Nicole: But there’s not?

Chloe: No, he’s my friend and we work together, but that’s it, but then a few days ago, he and I got stranded at wilkes-barre and philip decided to fly all the way over there to just barge into our motel room like a crazed bull.

Nicole: Wait, you and brady were in the same room?

Chloe: Yeah, the motel was fully booked, and there was only one room available.

Nicole: Well, that must have been uncomfortable.

Chloe: It was worse than that.

Nicole: You sure he has nothing to worry about?

Chloe: Are you saying that philip was justified in flying all the way to pennsylvania to just barge into our room and catch us?

Nicole: No, that is a little extreme, but you did have feelings for brady.

Chloe: Yeah, I did.

Nicole: And heck I’m the one that encouraged you to go for it with brady.

Chloe: I know. And I did tell him how I felt, and it didn’t work out. He said he was in love with kristen, and so I made the choice to be with philip, and then after I made that choice, brady then comes and tells me that he’s interested in me.

Nicole: But you made your choice.

Chloe: Yeah. I stayed with philip.

Nicole: And are you happy with that decision?


Steve: I thought you’d wanna know, bonnie didn’t make bail.

Justin: Good ’cause I never want to see her face again.

Steve: Well, that’s a little harsh, don’t you think?

Justin: After what happened here yesterday? Steve, you warned me. You always saw her for what she truly is. A con artist. But I couldn’t see the truth. Not even when it was staring me right in the face.

Steve: You loved her.

Justin: Did I? Was I blinded by how much she looked like adrienne?

Steve: I think it was more than that.

Justin: I made myself believe that she didn’t just have adrienne’s face. She had her innate goodness. I created a fantasy about who she was, or her decency.

Steve: Was it really a fantasy?

Justin: Yes. I convinced myself that she had changed, but none of it was real. Bonnie is the same grifter that she’s always been. And frankly, I’m glad that I got out of it before she took everything.

Bonnie: I guess I was having a bad dream.

Rafe: You were awake.

Bonnie: Was I?

Rafe: Yeah.

Bonnie: It’s been a long night.

Rafe: Yeah, I understand you fired your public defender.

Bonnie: I didn’t care that it was free. What loser can’t get the client out on bail? Especially one that isn’t guilty?

Rafe: Right. You wanna tell me about it?

Bonnie: About what?

Rafe: Well, you’re no longer represented by an attorney. Now you still have the right not to say anything, but–you could also answer my questions.

Bonnie: Questions–

Rafe: Mm-hmm. I might be able to help you bonnie.

Bonnie: [Chuckles]

Rafe: If you tell me your side of the story.

Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

Chloe: Well, I was happy with my decision until philip started acting like a jealous teenager.

Nicole: Yeah, that can be kind of a turn off.

Chloe: It’s a huge pain is what it is, and can you imagine someone following you halfway across the country to demand that you swear your allegiance to him?

Nicole: So what does that mean? Are those feelings gone?

Chloe: No, I still want to be with him, but, you know, he’s got to stop this whole possessiveness and jealousy. It’s just– it’s ruining everything. He’s getting so paranoid that he thinks that brady is spying on titan.

Jake: Wait, so philip thinks you’re after chloe?

Brady: He’s obsessed with the idea that I’m going to steal her from him.

Gabi: But you work with chloe at basic black, right?

Brady: I do, but he believes that’s a cover-up for our secret affair.

Jake: That would explain why he’s raging.

Brady: Jake, that’s– that’s nothing. We went on a business trip recently, chloe and me, and we had to go to pennsylvania and stayed at the same hotel. When philip found out about it, he hopped on a plane and tracked her down.

Jake: Get out!

Gabi: Oh, this makes a lot more sense now that you’re telling us.

Brady: What do you mean?

Gabi: Well, we’ve just been confused the way philip’s been acting.

Brady: Yeah, it’s like the guy is thinking about you all the time.

Gabi: You should hear the comments he makes around the office.

Ava: Why would you want someone to break brady’s legs?

Philip: It was just a joke.

Ava: Oh, it did not sound like one.

Philip: Forget i mentioned it.

Ava: In my experience, it’s always money or a woman. Oh, it’s the second one. Who is the lucky lady?

Philip: Chloe lane. I’m seeing chloe lane.

Ava: All right. So where does brady come in?

Philip: He’s been obsessed with her ever since he lost kristen. He’s doing everything he can to take her away from me.

Ava: Did he admit it?

Philip: Of course not. He acts like he’s spending time with her for work, but he’s not nearly as clever as he thinks he is.

Ava: You’re really threatened by him, huh?

Philip: I’m threatened because he keeps pulling these moves to get close to her. And then when I call him out on it, he acts like I’m the crazy one.

Ava: Well–

Philip: Don’t tell me you agree with him. You think I’m being paranoid?

Ava: Actually, I know exactly how you feel.

Bonnie: So what do you wanna know?

Rafe: Just what I said. I want to hear your version of what happened yesterday. You say that you’re innocent, that you didn’t shoot calista.

Bonnie: I didn’T.

Rafe: Okay, but since she ended up dead in your room, I’m gonna need a few more details. Hey, I am not trying to jam you up. Okay? I just want the truth.

[Soft dramatic music]


Bonnie: The gun went off accidentally. I wasn’t trying to kill her. I swear.

Rafe: Okay, what were you trying to do?

Bonnie: It was self-defense. She was gonna kill me. She had the gun pointed right at me. I knew I had to do whatever it took to save my life. I told her that steve was downstairs and that he’d hear the shot, so she grabbed a pillow from the bed and used it to muzzle the gun. I was desperate. I thought, “this is it. I’m gonna die right here–on my wedding day.” So I lunged for the gun and we struggled. The, the next thing I knew the gun went off. There were feathers everywhere.

Calista was dead.

Rafe: Wow, that is some story. I’m glad you told me.

Bonnie: You believe me, don’t you? My plaque psoriasis…

Brady: What else has philip been saying about me?

Jake: Oh, he does more than just talk.

Brady: What does that mean?

Gabi: Well, it’s like you said. He’s like, obsessed with you. He thinks that you’re messing with every aspect of his life. He’s barely even paying attention to his job.

Brady: So you’re suggesting that he’s kind of letting stuff slip at titan?

Gabi: Look, I like philip, so I take no pleasure in telling you this, but these days, my business depends on titan, and i have to look out for gabi chic’s interests, and I’m just afraid that philip is gonna run this entire company to the ground.

Brady: Have you called him on it?

Jake: He’s our boss. What are we supposed to say? Plus he is past the point of listening, right?

Brady: You could always go to my grandfather.

Gabi: Well, I thought about that, but I don’t think I could salvage a working relationship with philip if i go over his head.

Brady: It’s true. He probably would never forgive you for something like that.

Gabi: I don’t even know if i should be telling you all this.

Brady: No, gabi, glad you are. Okay, it’s good to know that I’m not the only one that has witnessed his insane behavior lately.

Gabi: You’re definitely not. We’re just trying to figure out a way how to handle it. You know what? Why don’t you talk to victor?


Philip: You know how I feel? From personal experience?

Ava: You could say that.

Philip: You and commissioner hernandez?

Ava: When rafe and i started getting close, I was–I was worried something might have been going on between him and nicole.

Philip: I thought they were just friends.

Ava: They were. But when she and eric finally split for good, rafe became her shoulder to cry on, and then i was convinced something was going on.

Philip: Was it all in your head?

Ava: No. Rafe admitted that he had feelings for nicole.

Philip: So why aren’t you breaking nicole’s legs? Aside from the fact that you’ve gone legit.

Ava: I might’ve had an impulse, but nicole agreed she’d stay away from him.

Philip: Well, aren’t you lucky? I wish I could get a similar deal from brady.

Ava: Well, what does chloe have to say about it?

Philip: She said she’d stop seeing him as long as I can prove that he’s spying on me.

Nicole: Wait, so philip thinks brady put a keylogger on his computer?

Chloe: Yeah. And he’s convinced.

Nicole: Well, I know brady’s competitive, but that is not his style.

Chloe: Yeah, I know, I agree. I don’t think he did it. But you know, when philip gets something in his mind, you can’t argue with him.

Nicole: All right, so what’s he going to do about it?

Chloe: Well, I tried to talk him off a ledge, but basically I just had to agree that if he can prove that brady put spyware on his computer, I would stop spending time with brady.

Nicole: So now what? What, philip’s gonna try to prove it?

Chloe: Yeah. But if brady didn’t do it, then there’s nothing to prove. So I don’t know. Let’s not talk about my jealous boyfriend anymore. What’s going on with you?

Nicole: I’m, I’m okay.

Chloe: Yeah? I mean, I know we haven’t really talked since–

Nicole: My anniversary from hell?

Chloe: Yeah. I mean, I know that a lot went down that night. There was a lot of heightened emotions. But now that some time has passed, I hope that you and eric are working things out.

Nicole: Yeah. Yeah, we’re working out our divorce proceedings.

Chloe: Oh, my gosh, nicole. I’m so sorry. I know this must be so hard on you.

Nicole: Yeah, it’s– it’s harder than I thought. You know, not only do I have to say goodbye to eric, but I have to say goodbye to a part of myself, so.

Chloe: Yeah, I get that. But now is not time for you to be a hero. You need to lean on your friends, lean on me. You have rafe–

Nicole: No, actually, I, I, I can’t lean on rafe anymore.

Bonnie: So I told you what happened. How and why the gun went off.

Rafe: You did.

Bonnie: You believe me, right?

Rafe: Well, I have a few more questions.

Bonnie: Okay, sure. I’m an open book.

Rafe: Okay. Why did your sister-in-law try and kill you?

Bonnie: [Scoffs] Who knows? The woman was crazy.

Rafe: Okay. And why, why was she using this particular gun?

Bonnie: You got me there too.

Rafe: So she just shows up on your wedding day looking to shoot you?

Bonnie: Like I said, the woman was bonkers cuckoo. Who knows what was going on in that addled mind of hers?

Rafe: I see. So it has nothing to do with you using this exact gun to kill her husband?

Steve: Justin, listen. I understand why you feel conned by bonnie. And you have good reason to feel betrayed. But I don’t think we know the whole story.

Justin: What part of the story are we missing? We caught her with xander’s money and a gun. She was ready to say her vows knowing that her sister-in-law was lying dead in our bed upstairs.

Steve: That’s all true. And disturbing.

Justin: These are not the actions of an innocent woman. A woman that I was prepared to spend the rest of my life with. I don’t want to think about what an insult that is to adrienne’s memory.

Steve: My sister wouldn’t see it that way.

Justin: Well, it’s how I see it. All this time, I convinced myself that I could have the kind of life I had with adrienne, the kind of happiness I had with adrienne. And I thought I’d share that with bonnie lockhart of all people.

Steve: You’re allowed to move on, you know.

Justin: But not with her. Steve, you warned me. You kept telling me she’s not adrienne. Okay? “Look at her history,” you tried to warn me, and I wouldn’t listen.

Steve: I’m also the one who changed my mind about her. I didn’t wanna give her a chance. But you told me to keep an open mind. You told me that people change. You convinced me, justin.

Justin: I was wrong.

Steve: Were you? Or are you wrong now? Did you know faded, dingy, and rough fabrics

Brady: You think I should say something to victor?

Gabi: He is your grandfather.

Brady: I don’t know how he feels about that at the moment.

Gabi: Oh, come on. No matter what, victor will always love you.

Jake: I take it you two have a complicated relationship.

Brady: Further complicated by the fact that I left titan and I’m now working for the competition, basic black, yeah.

Gabi: He’ll still listen to you.

Brady: Why would he? I don’t even work for the company anymore, gabi.

Gabi: Well, I know that you’re not the perfect messenger. I’m just saying someone needs to tell him what’s going on with philip. And I think he needs to hear it from family.

Brady: What’s really going on here?

Gabi: I, I told you, I–I’m worried about gabi chic and titan as a whole.

Brady: And this is purely about concern for the company, right?

Gabi: What else would it be about?

Brady: No ulterior motives, gabi? No personal motives, nothing like that?

Gabi: It is all very personal, brady. Gabi chic is my life’s work. And I am in danger of philip ruining it.

Brady: Okay. I can’t argue that. I, I think he’s unfit for the position. Hell, I think either one of you would make a better ceo than philip at this point.

Jake: Ha, I don’t know about that.

Gabi: Whether victor listens to you or not, we have to tell him, because we are in danger of philip destroying this entire company.

Ava: You think that brady is spying on you, at work?

Philip: Who else? He wants everything I have. First he goes after my girlfriend. Now he’s going after my company too.

Ava: You know, I don’t know brady all that well, but he seems like a pretty straight shooter.

Philip: That’s what he wants people to believe but I know better. He failed at titan, he failed at marriage. He’s gotten desperate. I see it every time he’s around chloe. Once I find that proof, she’ll see it too.

Ava: I hope that works out for you–without too much injury to your lower extremities.

Philip: So what about you and rafe? You must feel better that he and nicole have agreed to keep their distance.

Ava: I do. You know, the worst thing was like you said, not having that confirmation and letting your mind just wonder. Made to feel crazy for seeing exactly what you were seeing. But you know what? We’ve hashed it out, and now we have a fresh start.

Philip: Are rafe’s feelings for nicole behind him?

Ava: Yeah. They are.

Philip: What about you?

Ava: What about me?

Philip: Can you put it behind you? I mean, you talk a good game, but can you get past the jealousy?

Justin: You’re actually defending bonnie?

Steve: I just think there’s something not right here.

Justin: That’s for sure.

Steve: My gut is telling me that there’s more to the story of calista’s death and that million dollars.

Justin: Like what? Like she was going to use the money to create an orphanage for abandoned baby elephants?

Steve: Okay, the money, the money doesn’t look–I’ll give you that.

Justin: As opposed to the dead body lying upstairs?

Steve: There was something off about calista lockhart.

Justin: Off how?

Steve: Well, for one thing, bonnie was clearly upset when she showed up. And like I told you, when I came over here for the wedding, the woman jumped me. She tried to put the move on me. Within two minutes of meeting her, she was trying to kiss me.

Justin: So that means she deserves to be murdered?

Steve: [Sighs] Why did bonnie shoot her? What the hell was she doing here in the first place?

Justin: Does it matter?

Steve: I think it does. Justin, I know that you’re hurt. I know you feel betrayed, but it’s not like you to turn your back on her.

Justin: What am I supposed to do? Pretend like yesterday never happened?

Steve: No, go down there. Hear her out.

Bonnie: Who told you I killed calista’s husband?

Rafe: She did.

Bonnie: Are you saying she’s not dead?

Rafe: We found this letter among her things. Just got it back from forensics.

Bonnie: Calista wrote a letter?

Rafe: Well, before she died.

Bonnie: But she is dead.

Rafe: Yes, bonnie. Calista is dead. “To whom it may concern. If you’re reading this, it seems my worst fears have come to pass. I have arrived in salem to attend my former sister-in-law bonnie lockhart’s wedding at great personal risk to myself.”

Bonnie: Oh, god, are you serious?

Rafe: “Despite our working relationship, bonnie stole a million dollars belonging to me and my husband, harrison lord.” Is that really his name?

Bonnie: Just keep reading.

Rafe: “And when my dear harrison confronted bonnie, she killed him. I’ve always wanted her to pay for her actions that fateful day. So I’ve held on to this gun all these years. Please have it tested for forensic evidence. I am confident you will find it covered in bonnie’s prints. I came to her wedding hoping to use it as leverage. And to demand that bonnie make restitution and return the million dollars that I am owed. But knowing how harrison made the same request and paid for it with his life, I’m afraid that when I finally confront bonnie about her crime, a similar fate will befall me.”

Bonnie: Well, she’s lying, of course! On the outside, I looked fine.

Chloe: So you’re saying that ava forbade you from being around rafe?

Nicole: Well, nobody forbids me from anything.

Chloe: Yeah, I was gonna say.

Nicole: Besides, it was my idea to stay away.

Chloe: Really? Why?

Nicole: Well, I just decided that it would be best to do so because, you know, they’re in a new relationship and I’m still recovering from losing eric. And it’s the only way I can make sure that I don’t make things more complicated.

Chloe: For them or for you?

Nicole: Both.

Chloe: Hmm, well, that’s very noble of you. I don’t think I would be willing to make that same sacrifice.

Nicole: Ava’s my friend.

Chloe: Yeah. And rafe’s your friend too. Are you willing to just give up that relationship?

Nicole: Well, it’s not gonna last forever, but what choice do I have, right? I mean, we might be friends, but he’s with ava now. And the last thing that I need right now is more trouble.

Bonnie: I don’t care what calista wrote in that letter. It’s lies! All lies!

Rafe: Well, the evidence says otherwise.

Bonnie: What evidence?

Rafe: Well, your prints on the gun for starters. The dead body we found in your room. I mean, the fact that you had in your possession xander’s million dollars.

Bonnie: No, no, no, no, that’s all circumstantial. You can’t–you can’t prove that I killed anyone.

Rafe: Uh-huh. Do you really think that a jury is going to look at all this and vote to acquit? Lady, if this goes to court, you are going down.

Justin: How am I supposed to hear bonnie out? She’s in jail.

Steve: So? Go visit her.

Justin: She already has an attorney.

Steve: Ah, she had an attorney. She fired him.

Justin: She fired her attorney? After one day? What is she thinking?

Steve: Why don’t you go find out? She needs help.

Justin: I’m sure she does. I can’t be the one to give it. I am not going to give her another chance to play me for a fool.

Steve: I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Justin: [Sighs] Steve… I don’t even know if I can believe a single word she says.

Steve: I get that. But listen, man, no matter what bonnie might have or might not have done, you were ready to give your heart to her. To start a life with her. So can you honestly tell me that your feelings for her are just gone? That you don’t still love her? I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

Brady: Look, telling victor that his son is unfit to run the company is a serious move. I’m gonna have to think about it before I say anything.

Gabi: Brady, I get it. I get it. You don’t want to cause trouble in your family by ratting out philip to your grandfather, but this is your legacy. Okay? Not just yours, tate and rachel’s too. Just like gabi chic is arianna’S.

Brady: I hear you. Believe me, I, I think about that a lot.

Gabi: Then if you agree that philip’s a threat to this company, you owe it to your family to tell victor.

Philip: What the hell is going on here?

Chloe: I have to admit the way that ava has been treating you and rafe, she kind of sounds like philip.

Nicole: Well, they did work together, right?

Chloe: Oh, you mean when she blackmailed him into laundering money for the mob?

Nicole: Yeah, so they are kind of like co-workers?

Chloe: Yeah. And both have jealousy issues.

Nicole: Yeah. Except ava didn’t go as far as philip.

Chloe: Yeah, but she went far enough for you to worry. I mean, she’s asking you to stay away from one of your best friends because of what’s going on in her mind.

Nicole: Well, it’s, it’s not all in her mind. Ava told me that rafe admitted that he had feelings for me.

Chloe: Oh. Well, how do you feel about that?

Steve: Hey, ava.

Ava: Hey. Going for lunch?

Steve: Yeah, kayla’s meeting me after her shift.

Ava: Nice. Hey, by the way, thank you for your advice.

Steve: You talked to rafe?

Ava: Mm-hmm. We worked things out and things are going really well.

Steve: I’m glad to hear it. Yeah, you know, all you can do is be open and honest. Nothing hurts a relationship more than keeping secrets.

Rafe: You know, this would go a hell of a lot easier if you just told me why you took xander’s money. Now, does it have something to do with the million dollars that calista talked about in the letter? Is that part true? Did you steal from her and her husband?

Bonnie: [Sobbing]

[Door opening]

Rafe: Did you?

Justin: Okay, this interview is over.

Rafe: Says who?

Justin: Says her attorney.

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[ Dramatic music ]

Quinn: I don’t know what to say… it wasn’t my place to share with you that eric’S… struggling with E.D., But… he can’t possibly mean this–

Carter: No, he’s not thinking straight, quinn. He can’t be. I mean, you’re his wife and I’m sorry he’s lost his ability to be intimate. But to make this request and then go up upstairs to sleep?

Quinn: Wait, wait, we both heard exactly what he said, right? He–he loves me so much he doesn’t want me to lose this aspect of my life. He still wants to be my husband, but he wants you and me to–

Carter: Be together tonight.

Brooke: Eric is such a sensitive and caring man.

Donna: He’s wonderful. He deserves nothing but the very best.

Katie: The last few times I’ve been around, I mean– he just doesn’t seem like himself.

Brooke: That’s because of quinn and the stress that she puts on him.

Katie: He’s puts on a smile for everyone else but I would like to see him actually happy.

Donna: He claims that he’s happy with quinn.

Katie: Well, how can he be after all that betrayal?

Brooke: He needs a good woman. A wife who can be committed and faithful to him.

Katie: How many more chances is eric going to give quinn?

Donna: He must still have faith that somehow they can work through their differences.

Brooke: Arguing over finances or where to go for dinner, that’s one thing. But trying to earn trust back– that’s completely different.

Katie: I just can’t believe he took her back after her affair with carter.

Donna: He is a lot more forgiving than I could ever be.

Brooke: He cuts her way too much slack, that’s for sure.

Katie: I just, I feel bad for him. I mean, clearly he’s doing everything he can to make things work.

Brooke: Yeah, but I mean to what extent? Quinn’s just going to keep taking and taking and taking!

Donna: I hope she appreciates how kind and understanding he’s been through this.

Katie: Oh. Quinn’s never satisfied with what she has. She always wants more.

Brooke: I really thought he lost it with her.

Donna: I guess he’s just trying to salvage whatever they have left.

Brooke: But is that really reasonable? What more could he possibly do to make quinn happy?

Eric: I know how she feels about me. And I know how she feels about you. I think that we should encourage that.

Quinn: Encourage it?

Eric: My sex life is over. Yours doesn’t have to be. The night is yours if you want it.

Quinn: I can’t believe what eric is suggesting we do.

Carter: Yeah, when I got his text to come over tonight, this is–

[ Chuckling ] Not what I imagined.

Brooke: Carter, you’ve been put in the most awkward position, I’m so sorry.

Carter: It seems like he’s coming from a good place though, right? Like, this isn’t a test to measure our loyalty?

Quinn: No, no, no, it’s not that. I–& I think he really means it. He’s willing to make this sacrifice for me, for our marriage. Must have been a really… difficult decision for him to make.

Carter: Yeah. It proves how much he loves you. He said tonight’S…ours.

[ Quinn sighing ]

From the very first touch,

Katie: I’m sure eric appreciates the companionship, but how many times has he had to explain quinn’s behavior or apologize for her actions?

Donna: The list is a mile long.

Katie: It’s endless. And it keeps getting worse and worse. I mean, it’s bad enough that she’s turned her back on her wedding vows. But what’s next? I mean where’s the breaking point?

Brooke: That’s right. That’s what I keep saying. I mean, why should eric be stuck in this cold, dysfunctional marriage?

Donna: Sis, what are you doin’?

Brooke: I… am calling eric.

[ Phone ringing ]

Eric: Brooke.

Brooke: Hi, eric. I hope I’m not calling too late.

Eric: No, no, no. It’s all right. Is everything– is everything okay?

Brooke: I hope so. I’m here with donna and katie. We’re on speaker phone.

Eric: Wow, you are. Well hello, ladies.

Donna: Hi, eric–

Katie: How’s it goin’?

Brooke: We just wanted to tell you that we were thinking about you and thinking about all those years gone by–great memories.

Donna: So many, so many wonderful memories.

Eric: We’ve all been very lucky.

Brooke: Look, I’m going to get straight to the point here. Um… you know we’re not fans of your wife.

Eric: Is that right? Yeah, I wasn’t aware of that. Is that true?

Brooke: And we were wondering why you took quinn back after she had that affair with carter.

Eric: Look, I’d rather not talk about all that right now. All right? I’m just off to bed. So…

Brooke: Oh eric, I’m– I’m sorry. I don’t mean to just dump this on you, it’s just– we want to remind you that you’re an amazing, loving and giving man.

Donna: Eric, it’s true. You–you’re one in a million. You know? Special in every way.

Brooke: And don’t you forget it.

Donna: Any woman should be thanking her lucky stars to be with you.

Katie: I agree with my sisters. I don’t want you to ever change. I don’t want you to lose sight of what’s important because you are perfect just the way you are.

Donna: All we’ve ever wanted for you is your happiness.

Brooke: And we’re not sure that quinn can give that to you. We just don’t want you to be stuck in an unaffectionate, loveless marriage.

Eric: Listen, ladies. I’m convinced that I’m not going to live in a passionless, empty marriage. I’m going to be fine. I appreciate your care and your concern for me, I really do, but uh, I’m going to go to bed. Thanks very much, bye.

Brooke: I hope that was okay.

Katie: It was sweet of you to reach out.

Donna: He did sound a little down though. You know, like–I don’t know, he’s like feeling alone.

Quinn: He’s proven it to me over and over again. He let me back in this house. He finally opened up about all of his private struggles. But how can he possibly think that this is the solution? That–that allowing you and me to–

[ Whispering ] I can’T.

Carter: Yeah, I feel the same way. As much as I want… I respect eric too much and I already feel bad for betraying him. Even with his blessing this still feels…

Quinn: I know. I know exactly what you’re saying. I mean, what eric is suggesting– he must really feel like this is the only way to save our marriage– you giving me what he can’T. I–I mean, look. On one level, it’s–it’s very loving, it’s very selfless, right? But we can’T. It’s wrong on every other level, it is wrong.

Carter: I don’t disagree. We’re not doing this.

Quinn: No.

Carter: We can’T. And it kills me quinn, it kills me because I miss you so much. I miss every inch of you. I miss kissing you, I miss touching you, I miss making love to you. I think about you all the time.

Psst! Psst!

Quinn: I miss you too, carter. The time we spent together, it was… it was incredible. But it was also terribly wrong. It was betrayal to eric.

Carter: I can’t go back there.

Quinn: No. No, we can’t do what he is suggesting.

Carter: We wouldn’t be able to stop ourselves. I’m going home.

Quinn: Yeah, that is– it’s for the best.

[ Exhales ] Please… I don’t ever want to talk about this ever again. Okay. You should go. Um… I need to go upstairs and lord only knows what eric is thinking all alone in our bedroom.

Carter: You’re an amazing woman, quinn. Eric is lucky to have you in his life.

Quinn: You’re an amazing man. Carter, you’re incredible in every way. Goodnight.

[ Sobbing ]

Brooke: Did eric seem uncomfortable to you?

Donna: He knows you mean well. He knows you just called because you’re worried about him.

Brooke: I’m sure he’s sick of hearing it from me.

Katie: You care about him. You’re trying to protect him. You don’t want to see him getting hurt again.

Donna: And I’m sure he appreciates the support.

Brooke: Yeah, I should probably just let it go.

Katie: It was harmless. You gave him a little pep talk. We let him know that we’re thinking about him.

Donna: I bet he wasn’t expecting a late-night conference from the three of us.

Katie: Well, at least we didn’t video call at him.

[ Laughing ]

Brooke: If we did, quinn would’ve grabbed that phone out right of his hand.

Donna: And I’m sure that’s part of the reason why he, you know, was distant. He’s probably not in bed by himself.

Brooke: Yeah…

Eric: Quinn.

Quinn: Sorry. I didn’t know if you were asleep yet.

Eric: No, I haven’t fallen asleep yet. I’m just… I’m just sitting here like A…

Quinn: No. Lactaid is 100% real milk, just without the lactose.

Katie: Okay, who else are we going to call next? Who’s night are we going to make?

Donna: Oh, it’s been a while since we’ve done some prank phone calls.

Brooke: Aren’t we too old for that?

Katie: Never, never too old for anything.

Brooke: Aren’t most people in bed by now?

Katie: How about… -johnny leventino?

Donna: Oh my–

Brooke: Wait, isn’t that the guy that you had a crush on in grade school?

Katie: Hey, I saw a picture of him. He still has all his hair.

Donna: I haven’t thought about him in years.

Katie: Well, maybe he’s single. Ready to mingle.

Donna: Oh no– okay. All right. Worth a shot.

[ Laughing ]

Brooke: Okay, okay. You girls stay here and have your fun. I’m going to go home to my hot, sexy husband.

Katie: Okay, fine. Say hello to your hot– I mean, husband from your single sister,

Brooke: Honey, you’ll find romance again some day. I’m sure there’s that special man out there for you. Oh, come on.

Donna: Who am I kidding? There is only one man for me. The true love of my life. It’s eric forrester.

[ Crying ]

Brooke: Oh…

> Quinn: You’re an amazing man. The time we spent together was… it was incredible. Carter, you’re incredible in every way.

Eric: You look beautiful, quinn.

Quinn: Thanks. It’s new.

Eric: I’m talking about you. You’re an exquisite woman, quinn.

Quinn: You’re sweet. Always makin’ me feel good.

Eric: What are you thinking about?

Quinn: I’m trying to process everything that happened, right? Didn’t happen. Look, I know you love me, eric. But what you did tonight…

Eric: You’re like a wonderful, exquisite work of art, you know that? But spirited, full of energy. Passionate and excited. There’s a passion I can not fulfill, you know that.

Quinn: Yes, you can.

Eric: I can’T. We both know that. We’ve gone through this before. It’s a passion that needs to be fulfilled and I can’t fill it. But carter can.

Quinn: I have everything I need, right here. You’re enough. You’re more than enough, eric. Good night.

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[ Scoffs ] Es that meanthat he is dead? Ir. Aww, my mom just texted me a picture of her, mac, and the kids at the county fair.

[ Breathes deeply ] Oh, they look really adorable with their matching cowboy hats.

[ Chuckles ] Really sweet. You know, I would offer you some wine or something, but you’re probably ready to hit the road, aren’t you? I have some time. One glass couldn’t hurt. Besides, I wanted to see you. I missed you. Okay. You and brook lynn are the only two people I can talk to about louise. Yeah. Hey, is that why you’re deciding to go back to port charles? Because you want to check in on your daughter? And have they finally found peter? Is it safe for you to go back to port charles? Well, dante called. Um, they found a little bit of peter’s blood in a subbasement lab at G.H. Ew. Does that mean that he is dead? Well, the pcpd still hasn’t found his body. So, it could mean he was hiding out there before he escaped. Okay, so, really, nothing has changed. No. Louise has to stay with brook lynn until I know peter can’t take her from me. Okay, well, in that case, why are you going back? You know, you left. Maxie, you left because you couldn’t stay away from your daughter — understandably so. And monica was getting all suspicious. No, let’s be real. Monica thought I was losing it. Okay, so did your time in texas give you the strength that you need to stay away from your baby girl? Just the opposite. I didn’t realize that you were still looking for peter. Do you have a lead? Not on peter, but one of his victims. Which one? There were many. Drew cain. Ma, I’m gonna ask you nice and polite-like — okay? — To, uh, butt out of my personal life, all right? Are you not the one that acknowledged that I gave you good advice when I told you that you needed more than work in your life? Honey, there — there — there’s nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun! Okay. M-me and sam were here the other night, eh, talking about a case. It was great. Mary, mother of god! You and the work. Honey, that — that is work. That is not fun. Okay. It became fun, all right, ma? All right? We had a — we had a really good time together. And?

[ Scoffs ] Are you — what happened? Ohhh. Leo:

[ Gasps ] Mom, look!

[ Gasps ] Oh, my god. Honey, you’re bleeding.

[ Gasps ] What would it take for me to drop the lawsuit? $500 million.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Both laugh ] That’s funny. That’s funny. Yeah, it is. It’s funny. The whole thing’s ridiculous. You just told me to name my price. I don’t have a price. Okay, a-all right. Let me rephrase. What can I offer you… to drop this lawsuit against the family? I don’t need money. I want the shares from elq… because I want to honor my father. Because he was disrespected by edward quartermaine when he was unfairly shunned. I admire your loyalty to your father — despite jimmy lee’s “antics.” My father lived a very quiet life. He never hustled anybody who wasn’t greedy. Well, the same couldn’t be said for his mother, beatrice leseur. She was a gold-digger — and probably the real source for grandfather’s grudge against jimmy lee. But, you know, none of that matters. Your father was cut out of the will — period. And none of us have the power to cut you back in. Edward did. Edward had the power.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I really wish he had put jimmy lee into the will. Then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Austin! You won’t accept money. What will you accept? Short of voting shares. I think you’re scared, ned. I think you’re afraid I’m gonna win the lawsuit. Why’s that? Did something change? Did the quartermaines finally discover that edward wanted to revise his will after all? This is basically a deal memo… from the lawyer to my great-grandfather following up on a conversation where they discussed changing his will. My family was worried something like this might exist. How about that? But you know what this isn’t? It’s not a will. And it isn’t signed. I mean, edward might have changed his mind as soon as he got off the phone with the lawyer. But you know what? We’ll never find out, because he’s dead. And the only will that counts is the one that clearly states that jimmy lee holt is cut out — and all of his issue — that means all of his descendants.

[ Sighs ] Don’t tell me. Tell it to a judge in probate court. First of all, where did you find this? You went looking in my great-grandfather’s office, didn’t you? Why? Austin got to you. Why would you help him? If you value my friendship, chase, you will tell me the truth. Okay, fine. I took the document for austin.

What good would that do him? You know, that is a fair point. I mean, it’s not as though cyrus is eliminating witnesses. Getting rid of laura and me does nothing to improve his circumstances. I would speculate his motives are of a more personal nature. He had months to stew about his incarceration and what brought him down… and plenty of time to nurture his resentment against the siblings whose love and acceptance he craved. And who turned against him in the end. I’m sure that’s how he sees it. For my part, I wish my brother never existed. The bottom line is, the two of you are in danger. What can we do about that? I’m right, aren’t I? You found something in edward’s will. There’s nothing specific in the letters. But if grandfather had left a record somewhere intending to change the will in jimmy lee’s favor, well, that might just give austin’s case a leg to stand on. I am just trying to save us all the expense and inconvenience of fighting this out in the courts — a fight you will surely lose. You’re awfully confident. You have no documentation that edward wanted to change his will and put jimmy lee in it. Your whole case is built on a pipe dream. Well, that remains to be seen. Wha– wha– what do you know that I don’t? Why would you throw my family under the bus for austin, with some guy that you barely know? The correspondence between edward quartermaine and his attorney show that edward wanted to add jimmy lee back into his will. And edward must have thought it was important, because he saved it. You know, I’m kind of surprised that monica and ned didn’t take the time to search the office when austin made his intentions known. Yeah, probably because they never thought in a million years that my great-grandfather would change his will over jimmy lee holt — I mean, someone who he specifically went out of his way to disinherit. And you never answered my question. What’s going on between you and austin? Why are you willing to help him? To get back at michael. I hate that I let this whole thing get so out of control. Eh, what does it say about me that I let this go on for so long? Forced all of us to live a lie? Willow. Babe…

[ Sighs ] It says that you were put into an impossible situation where no decision you could have made would have been the right one. Just admit it — I’m a terrible person. You’re not — you’re not a terrible person, willow. You’re a brave one. Sweetheart, what happened? I twisted the tab off. Oh, and then the jagged part cut your finger? You know what? I’m taking you to the hospital. It looks like that might need stitches. I want to show it to the doctor. Wait, what? What are — what are you talking about, ma? It’s not even that bad. What do you mean? Do you remember when you cut your foot outside the petris’ house? Yeah, I was five years old. Yeah, well, I s– you said you hurt your foot. I said I didn’t have time to deal with it. The next thing I know, you’re sitting there in a pool of blood listening to the yankees game. Okay, yeah. The yankees won. I survived.

[ Sighs ] Look… you know what? I almost didn’T. I almost died of a heart attack before I was 23 years old. Sweetheart, let’s go. I’ll see ya. The other night, I received a phone call from a man claiming that he was drew. He said that he needed my help. And then, all of a sudden, there was a bunch of commotion. And then… the line just went dead. Listen, maxie, if it’s really difficult for you to stay away from louise — and I completely get that — then why don’t you stay in texas a little longer with your family? Nina… I dream about my little girl every night. Louise, georgie, james, and I, we’ll be together — playing a game… singing a song… laughing. And then, I wake up. And I have tears streaming down my cheeks, and my heart feels like it’s breaking into a million pieces. I am so sorry. I have to see her again. But not like before. You know, I’m not gonna make up really lame excuses to stop by the quartermaine house and steal precious moments with my daughter. I have to be stronger. And I’m almost ready, nina. I’m almost there. Okay, so, what will make you fully ready? What can I do to help? Well, I was hoping you’d let me stay in nixon falls with you.

I may have some informationthat you’re not yet aware of. Well, what do you plan to do with said information? Well, whatever happens, cousin ned, I hope you don’t take any of it personally, because we’re family, and it’s just business.

[ Elevator bell dings, doors open ] Okay. Liv! Oh. Hey, what’s wrong? Leo cut his finger. I think he might need a couple stitches. Oh, no. Hey, buddy. You mind if I take a closer look? Hmm… you want to get back at michael? Willow went to the gatehouse on wiley’s birthday. I could tell she was upset because her mom just stopped by out of nowhere. And…? I asked austin to help me to the gatehouse. And when I got there, michael’s shirt had been tossed aside, and so had his belt. Hey, maybe wiley spilled something on michael, and willow was just helping him clean up.

[ Clears throat ] When michael and willow left, I went up to willow’s room, and there was no question — they’d been sleeping together. Chase, I’m so sorry. And then, this morning, I heard — I heard willow on the phone talking to michael, saying she wanted to see him. And she sounded so desperate to see him in private. I mean, they lied to me, brook lynn. They lied to me. Michael, he was my friend. I trusted him. And willow… I loved her more than anything in the world. And they lied to me. And austin convinced you that michael has to pay. Except you’re not just hurting michael, chase. You’re hurting the rest of my family, too. Willow, I absolutely believe that chase should know the truth, but I th– I thought we were waiting till he could walk again. I thought so, too. But I can’t — I can’t keep going like this. I haven’t been able to sleep. I’m distracted at the hospital. I… I can’t live with myself anymore. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know how you feel. I hate lying. And chase — chase has been a good friend to me — the closest friend I’ve had since my brother morgan died. And now… he’s gonna think that I betrayed him — that I took away the one person that he — he loves the most. And you know what? He’s not wrong. But he is not right, either. No, michael, all you did was go along with my decision. Yeah, and all you did was try and help chase when he needed you. Look, two things can be true, willow. And the… the one truly wrong thing that we did was let chase go on believing that he has a future with you when he doesn’T. That’s a nice way of saying we lied to him. Yeah, but not out of malice, not with the intent to do harm. We lied to chase for his own good. And I — I might argue that we actually helped him in the beginning. All right? His love for you gave him incentive to recover. I mean, who knows if — if he would have made that progress without you? Okay, maybe. But at this point, the longer I wait, the more chase will be hurt, okay? He has a right to know the truth, and I have to be brave enough to tell him. I just wanted to tell you first. Thank you for backing me. Yeah, of course. Always.

[ Sighs ] Good. Okay. Time to go find chase. Willow, uh, wait. And the fbi has a team in place ready to take you both into protective custody. Protective… what about our families? I mean, cyrus has a history of going after loved ones to get back at his enemies. The pcpd has been alerted, and your families will be under surveillance. But the fbi has informed me that this threat was directed specifically at the two of you. Well, can’t the fbi just move us to a-a-a safe house in port charles? I’m afraid not. They need to take you to an undisclosed location. Not even I will know where you are.

[ Sighs ] When will this happen? Jordan: Immediately. The threat to laura and martin is imminent. Now, wait. Wait a minute. What about my mother? She’ll worry when she can’t see me and — and — and as fond as cyrus claims to be of her, he could change his mind, decide to go after her as well. The fbi will keep an eye on florence at her assisted living facility. No, no, no, no, no. She’ll — she’ll be confused. I need to explain the situation. I’m afraid not. You’re not gonna be able to contact her. Look, I’m sure that martin has cases pending. I have a city to run. How are we gonna be able to work? Can’t you work remotely and just delegate the rest to your deputies? Do I get a choice here? I’m sorry, laura. I know that this is difficult. All right. I’m going with you. Oh, that’s one of a million reasons why I love you so much. But I need you to stay here. Did the caller say where he was? Um, no. Dante had the pcpd tech trace the call, but no luck. You think it was drew cain? Yes, I believe it was drew. Look, you had a brief conversation. It was a bad connection. You obviously want drew to still be alive. Is someone manipulating you? I mean, it’s possible. But to what end? To lure you somewhere. To throw you off an existing investigation. We did think of that as being a possibility, but it still doesn’t tell us who was on the other end of that line. And you think peter’s involved? Sounds to me like something peter could be involved with. Well, we all know that peter arranged for drew’s plane to go down. If drew survived the crash… peter will be desperate to find him… and shut him up for good. You’re my hero, nina. You’ve been through so much, and you always come out on the other side. I feel like I need to stay here so I can soak up some of that strength. Believe me, maxie, I am no hero.

[ Sighs ] I make mistakes all the time. I mean, I’m probably making a mistake right now. Who knows? [ Laughs ] Okay, I know that you regret telling wiley that willow is not his real mom. But instead of moping around after michael said you couldn’t see wiley anymore, you came here and made a new life for yourself. I ran away. You found happiness. And I need to know what that feels like. I need to stay here so you can help me get the courage I need to go home and be at peace with my decision to leave louise with brook lynn.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Uh, sorry. Is, uh, that from your new guy? I’m sorry, maxie… but you have to leave — now.

They’re about ready. They just need a few more minutes. Okay. Thanks. You know how much I want you to be with me, but I’m worried about spencer. He’s just been through this horrible ordeal with his father. He is primed to act out. I need you to be here to be the voice of reason, you know? To keep an eye out for him. I understand that, but — please, kevin. Please. This is the very best thing you could do for me. All right. I’ll stay. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Tell everybody I went on a business trip.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll look after laura. If there’s a silver lining in any of this, I’ll get to know my new sister a little better. If I may, can we box up the croissants and take them with us?

[ Chuckles ] Please. Okay, so, maybe I overreacted a little bit about the stitches, but I’m very glad he got the tetanus shot. Now I don’t have to worry about anything, right? No, your son is a champ. Took that shot without a peep. I gotta say, leo, you are a very brave young man.

[ Laughs ] I’d like to give you something. This is a fidget-spinner. Super fun. Go ahead, pick the one you want. You just kind of give it A… there you go.

[ Laughs ] Hey, just keep it dry and, uh, set up a follow-up appointment for next week, please. Oh, I-I-I was just gonna take him to his regular pediatrician. Please don’T. Please bring him to me. It’s very important to me that I finish the things that I start. You and your family want to cling to every penny in the vault. Please. This is not about the money for me. Then what’s it about, brook lynn? I don’t want austin waltzing in here staking claim to elq shares when I had to do a lot to gain control of elq for my father. This is my dad’s legacy — not jimmy lee holt’s, and definitely not austin’S. Not according to edward quartermaine. Before he got sick, he was gonna add jimmy lee back into the will. Okay, but he got sick and didn’t, so the point is moot. Maybe a judge will think otherwise. What happened to you, chase? Are you in that much pain that the only way to relieve it is by hurting michael and the rest of us qs as collateral damage? You can survive the loss of a few shares of elq. Michael invited you to live here. My family opened their hearts to you. Why turn your back on us? Michael only invited me to ease his guilty conscience. You’re better than this, chase. You save people. You don’t betray them. Look, take it from me. I have been where you are — doing dumb things and — and hurting people just out of spite. So I know from experience that hurting michael and willow is not gonna heal your pain. Willow: But what is there to wait for? Every day that passes — every minute — the lie gets worse. I know, and I agree. Chase needs to know the truth. But you’re not doing this alone. We’re in this together. No, I’m the one who married him, okay? I’m the one who took those vows and made those promises. I’m the one who lied. I have to take responsibility. Michael: Willow… look, I was best man at your wedding. I could have objected then. I could have told the truth at any time, but I didn’T. And I also chose to stay close to you, to spend time with you, and t-to keep loving you and building our bond together. I am every bit as responsible for this as you are. Won’t it be even more painful for chase if we tell him together?

[ Sighs ] Well, willow, it’s gonna be painful, no matter what. I know that the first thing that we can do to make this right is to stop playing god with chase’s life and deciding what he can and cannot handle. And, willow, look, I am — I am so incredibly grateful that you — that you chose me. But if things were different — if you would have left me for chase? I– I-I-I-I-I would want him to face me. So, the least I can do is face him. Are you sure you’re not just trying to protect me?

[ Scoffs ] Well, I-I’m always gonna try to protect you, but that’s — that’s not what this is. Now, willow, we love each other for better or worse… and we should do this together. Yeah?

[ Sighs ] I think we have to definitelyentertain the possibility that these two men are still alive — drew and peter. In which case, drew desperately needs our help. Okay, look, I-I know you can’t involve me in a wsb investigation, but if you could possibly, maybe let me see a file, I could find something about the plane crash that was previously overlooked. It would be a — a great place to start. Can you help me? Maxie: You want me to leave? Uh, no. Ye– yes. I mean, no — listen. Nixon falls is a wonderful place, but staying here is not gonna solve your problems.

[ Scoffs ] Didn’t it solve yours? Think about james and georgie. You miss them already. Yeah, I do. But what if I don’t have the strength to stay away from louise? It took a lot of courage for you to give your baby to brook lynn. You’ve already proved that you have strength. Listen…don’t doubt yourself, maxie. You can do anything. And, listen, I don’t want you to use nixon falls as an escape… …the way that I have.

Hey, thank you for taking such good care of my boy. Uh, you really were great with him. Leo’s a special boy, and we appreciate the special treatment. It’s a pleasure. Yeah, I, uh — I, uh, did make an appointment for next week. I-I just am kicking myself for not being more careful with the juice can, so — oh, don’T. No. Boys get into trouble when no one’s looking. Hey, truer words.

[ Elevator bell dings, doors open ] Okay, let’s hit it, kiddo. Hey, elaine, can you do me a big favor, please? Can we get to my calendar and set a reminder for me to confirm olivia quartermaine’s appointment with her son next week with leo? It’s really important I see that kid again.

[ Keys clacking ] You do know they’re gonna feed you at the safe house, right? Oh, well, I suspect the fbi’s taste don’t run to croissants. How much longer should we give them? I love you. I love you. I’m so sorry about this. Not your fault. I don’t deserve you.

[ Chuckles ] You got that right.

[ Both laugh ] Oh. [ Sighs ] I don’t know if it’s gonna be possible, but I will try to call. Don’t do anything that could jeopardize your safety. Promise? I promise. I promise. All right.

[ Sighs ] My heart is always with you, kevin. Even when I’m not. You have my heart. Always. Chase: Austin, it’s me.

I found proof

that edward wanted

to add your father

to the will.

Call me back.

[ Line clicks ] Can I have that back? You didn’t listen to a word I said. You’re siding with austin? No, I heard you. But it’s my decision to make. Not yours. Okay. I hope you make the right decision. You’re one of the few friends I have. I really don’t want to lose you.

[ Door opens ] Hey, um, chase. Willow and I need to speak with you. Chase and I are sort of in the middle of something. I’m sorry, brook lynn, but this can’t wait. I’ll access the wsb file on drew’s plane crash, and I’ll give it to the two of you, and you can look through it. Hopefully, there’s something in there that can help us. I’ll give you another reason we should take a look at that file. Might give us a new lead on peter. You’re right.

[ Sighs ] Staying here would just be another version of running away, like texas was. Yes. [ Chuckles ] But, nina, is something wrong? I mean, I kind of feel like you’re regretting your time here. No, of course not. It’s just — it’s really hard to explain. Look, I don’t have to leave right now. I mean, we could grab dinner or something, and you could tell me all about your life in nixon falls — and your guy, mike, of course. Um, I’m sorry, maxie. It’s just, I-I — I c– I can’T. Uh, my friend phyllis, she really needs me. She — she, um, just lost her husband. Oh, my god. I’m so sorry. Yeah, he had health issues, but it was still unexpected. Not like we’re ever prepared to lose people that we love. No, yeah. You should, um, definitely be with your friend. I don’t know, I just missed you, and I guess I wanted to spend as much time with you as I could. Yeah. Maxie… I know that everything you’re doing to protect louise is really difficult for you, but I want you to call me if you ever need to talk things out. And, also, remember this — you left louise with people who can protect her and keep her safe. You’re right — as usual. Valentin and brook lynn are the best protection my daughter has, and that’s a lie worth keeping. Yeah. See? You’ve already taught me how to be strong. Who loves ya? This guy.

[ Laughing ] Ditto.

[ Laughs ] I want you to take care of yourself, okay? Yeah. You, too. -Now, get outta here. -I’m leavin’.

[ Laughs ]

[ Door closes ] Oh. Okay.

[ Latch clicks ] Ohh.

[ Sighs ]

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Billy: Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Don’t worry, nick. We don’t have to get into victoria’s impending nuptials like we did the other day. I’ll keep my opinions to myself.

Nick: No, billy. Actually, you made some very good points. I haven’t stopped thinking about them.

Billy: Pardon me?

Nick: If it isn’t just jealousy on your part about victoria marrying a guy like ashland locke and you truly are concerned, I want to know why. What is it you’re worried about?

Billy: Besides the obvious, that ashland locke is probably gonna die and victoria’s gonna get her heart broken, what do any of us really know about that man?

Ashland: Well, jack just texted. He and harrison arrived safely in milan.

Victoria: That’s wonderful.

Ashland: “Harrison is having a blast. Kyle and summer now are house-hunting in basiglio so he’ll have a nice, big yard to play in.”

Victoria: Oh, my goodness. That is such a fabulous area. I mean, the newman apartment is also lovely, but it’s not really ideal for a family of three.

Ashland: Yeah. Well, at least we are trying to make the transition as easy as possible for harrison.

Victoria: I think that spending time with him before and during the wedding week is gonna make it even more special.

Ashland: You are so sweet, trying to make that happen for me.

Victoria: He’s a wonderful boy. I know you’re gonna miss him.

Ashland: I already do. How are your plans progressing?

Victoria: Great. Uh, mom and I are gonna grab some coffee before heading to the office and continue to discuss all of the plans.

Ashland: It’s great to see you enjoying the process. I want this to be the most perfect day that you could ever imagine.

Victoria: Aww. How are you feeling?

Ashland: Pretty decent, actually. Is there a reason why you’re asking?

Victoria: Well, I — I heard you get up last night, so I went to check on you, and you were working. I just didn’t want to interrupt.

Ashland: Well, when I went to bed, things were kind of rough. I couldn’t sleep, so I got some stuff accomplished, and then i had a good night’s sleep and i woke up feeling a lot stronger this morning.

Victoria: Good. Yeah. There’s nothing like the healing power of burning the midnight oil.

Ashland: I think the healing comes from being focused on something outside of myself, you know, working on a plan, especially one of this magnitude that has so much meaning for us both.

Victoria: Are you talking about the —

Ashland: The merger, of course, yeah. I am pleased to announce that everything is all set for the official launch of our conglomerate in one month.

Victoria: That soon?

Ashland: Newman/locke is becoming a reality. And I have something to show you that I think you’re going to like.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

Adam: Good morning, sally.

Sally: Yeah? What’s good about it?

Adam: Wow, that’s some mood you’re in.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you. I know you’re my boss and I’m supposed to make an effort to be charming and all, but I am just so mad right now, I could scream.

Adam: Mm. Do you want to tell me about it?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Or, uh, should I mind my own business and keep walking?

Sally: Phyllis — the most vindictive woman on the face of the earth — just sent me a massive bill for extras at her second-rate hotel.

Adam: What, like, uh, mini-bar charges and movie rentals?

Sally: Like towels.

Adam: Seriously?

Sally: Yeah. She goes on and on about what a fine establishment it is and then adds up all the times that I asked housekeeping for — you know what? Just forget it. The whole thing is petty. Really. She threw me out without a warning, and then she just couldn’t resist sticking it to me one last time. It’s just mean, really, and nasty and — and… oh, you think this whole thing’s funny? Mm-hmm. Okay. Yeah. Well, no one’s gonna be laughing when I find a way to pay her back for ruining my life.

Adam: And how did phyllis do that? No, really, I’m curious because, from where I’m standing, you’re much better off exactly where you are.

Victor: Ashland locke, l-o-c-k-E.

The businessman from back east.

Victor: That’s right. I want you to go all the way back through the past and find out anything you can about him, alright? And this is a priority, second only to finding out what happened to mariah copeland.

You want to know all the stuff that doesn’t show up in press releases.

Victor: You bet. You find out anything you can.

What should I focus on? What is it you’re hoping to find?

Nikki: My question exactly.

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Adam: You told me that you thought you finally found your niche at newman media, you know, a place where your talents are appreciated, free from this town’s rampant hypocrisy. None of that would have happened without phyllis. So maybe you ought to be thanking her.

Sally: Yeah. Maybe. When hell freezes over.

Adam: Okay, look. I get why you are angry, and i understand your impulse to exact some revenge. I mean, I have spent years trying to get even with damn near everyone, which has got me a criminal record, a ton of bad press, and a slew of mortal enemies. So, learn from my experience. Whatever you do to phyllis will be a waste of time and energy. Besides, payback is never as satisfying as you’ll envision it’ll be.

Sally: So, your advice is to become a new and improved version of myself like you?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Look, you didn’t leave town when everybody turned on you, and that says a lot about who you are, sally, how strong and determined you are.

Sally: Or stupid.

Adam: If there is one thing that you are not, it’s stupid. So take all this resentment and turn it into something positive, like putting newman media on the fashion world’s radar and making a name for yourself. Instead of giving the haters ammo, I mean, how much more satisfying will it be to force them to watch your meteoric rise?

Sally: How’s that working out for you?

Adam: A lot better than doing things the old way. Trust me.

Sally: Everybody tells me that might be a mistake.

Adam: Mm-hmm. It’s another advantage of taking the high road. People don’t know what to expect. Keeps them guessing.

Nikki: I know you have questions about ashland.

Victor: Yeah, but don’t you? By the way, it was nicholas who brought up questions about him in the first place.

Nikki: Victor, you’ve finally made peace with victoria, which was no easy feat. Now, if you insist on delving into her fiancĂ©’s past, how do you think that’s gonna make her feel when she finds out? I don’t understand why you want to look for something nefarious now.

Victor: Sweetheart, I like the guy. I don’t want to do anything to upset their relationship. However, I don’t want there to be any surprises.

Nikki: I don’t know. I don’t know what to say to you.

Victor: Sweetheart, ashland locke built his empire the way I did, okay? He was ruthless. He wears that like a badge of honor. He squashed a lot of people.

Nikki: And now he has come face to face with his own mortality. Don’t you think that affects somebody like that? I mean, look at the difficult choices me made for his son.

Victor: I’m not questioning about what kind of a father he is.

Nikki: I think that he loves victoria very much, just like she loves him. But if you insist on going through with this investigation, she’s going to think that you don’t trust her judgment.

Victor: Sweetheart, I’m a father who loves his daughter. I want her to be happy.

Nikki: Well, darling, what you’re doing now will make her extremely unhappy. Don’t you see that? Every time you second-guess your child, it damages your relationship with them a little bit more.

Victor: Listen, all I can tell you is that my investigation hopefully turns up nothing that is shady.

Nikki: Well, I don’t see how it could. He has been in the public eye for many years, facing a lot of media scrutiny.

Victor: Doesn’t mean a damn thing. There may be something in his past that we don’t like, and i don’t want victoria to go into this marriage without knowing everything about that man.

Victoria: A surprise? For me?

Ashland: I had a burst of inspiration recently, and i can’t wait to see your reaction.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Tell me.

Ashland: Well, better yet, I’m gonna show you. Now, my view — it’s still in the rough stages. It’s not a full rendering. But I believe that you will get the gist. A bold, new corporation needs new headquarters. Behold, newman/locke corporate campus. We have newman tower, alongside its brand-new twin, locke tower. Everything state-of-the-art. We should probably have the new one completed in about three years, and I might even be able to see it.

Victoria: I can’t believe you did all this. I — I never imagined two buildings.

Ashland: Well, it’s a symbol of what we’re creating. It’s a sign to the world — twice the company, twice as formidable.

Victoria: It’s, um — it’s — it’s quite a premise. I’m very impressed. What you came up with is — it’s incredible.

Victor: I love the idea of identical towers dominating the skyline for a century to come.

Victoria: I think it’s great. Let’s talk about it later. I — I have to meet my mom right now. Um, I’ll see you. Rinsing the dishes before they go in the dishwasher?

Phyllis: Ashland. You’re looking good.

Ashland: Thanks.

Phyllis: Going to the gym?

Ashland: I’d like to purchase a package that includes the spa. I’ll be coming regularly as part of my treatment regimen. I figure I should take a, uh, month-to-month at this point, though.

Phyllis: Okay. Sure. I’ll accommodate you. It’s always great to have a guest return.

Ashland: Well, I doubt that sentiment extends to my ex-wife. I never did properly thank you for exposing her illegal activities.

Phyllis: You’re welcome. Embezzling from her own company — wow, that’s lovely.

Ashland: Mm. Even though you were acting on your daughter’s behalf, i benefited. It made certain decisions a whole lot simpler for me.

Phyllis: I find it odd that tara was able to fool you. I mean, you’re a man who’s made a career out of being 10 steps ahead of others.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Well… despite what you may believe, I did love her once. At least, it was a kind of love. And love makes you see things in a different way.

Nikki: So, how is ashland’s treatment going?

Victoria: Well, as you know, the first day was rocky, but ever since then, he seems to be handling things just fine.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I’m happy to hear that. I know all about cherishing the good days. You want to make the most of them.

Victoria: I talked to nick about ashland and my engagement.

Nikki: And?

Victoria: He’s reserving judgment. He says he wants to get to know ashland better before he decides what to think of him.

Nikki: Well, that’s not unreasonable.

Victoria: So much for family unity.

Nikki: Darling, you have to look at this from our point of view. I mean, given ashland’s prognosis, when we heard about your decision to get married, it was a bit of a shock. Of course we’re concerned about you marrying a man who could leave you all too soon.

Victoria: But, mother, that’s why we’re taking this step. We don’t know how much time we have. Why can’t nick just be happy for me? He sees how happy I am. He knows how happy ashland makes me. He even commented on it. Can’t that be enough? I mean, why can’t he support and respect the decision that i have made, the same way that dad has? Anyway, we’re not here to parse everyone’s opinion about my fiancĂ©. We have a wedding to plan.

Nikki: Yes, indeed we do.

Victoria: And since it’s a destination wedding — it’s gonna be a big splash with all a-listers invited — I am going to need a dress that’s equally impressive. I was thinking about talking to summer to see if she could get angelina marchetti to consider designing it for me.

Nikki: Oh, what a fabulous idea. I know that summer will be thrilled to make that happen.

Victoria: Well, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, and I think I want something form-fitting, you know, like a sheath or a trumpet look, classic in the front with a plunging back.

Nick: You know, I said the same thing to my sister and to my parents. Other than this guy’s ruthless business reputation and the tabloid gossip about his messy divorce, what do we know about him?

Billy: That’d be a big, fat nothing.

Nick: Exactly. So, before his divorce is finalized, he gets with my sister and then, uh, finds out he’s got terminal cancer and now they’re engaged to be married.

Billy: The dude moves fast.

Nick: Something is not right with this picture. I couldn’t even pretend to be happy when victoria told me the news.

Billy: Oh, I am with you, brother.

Nick: Throw on top of that her terrible track record with men, present company included…

Billy: No offense taken.

Nick: No, no. Billy, take offense, please. It’s absolutely my intent.

Billy: Oh, no, this isn’t about me. Carry on.

Nick: The question that is eating me alive is, what is the rush? Ashland knows he’s probably not long for this earth. Victoria doesn’t need anything from him, so it’s not like he’s doing it for her. Why do they have to make it official to spend time together? They already live together. Why is that not enough?

Billy: You know, nick, the way you’re asking me that question, it’s almost like you’re conceding the fact that i know victoria better than anyone else, including her own brother. Trusted by pet owners for over 20 years

Ashland: We got off on the wrong foot when I first came to town, and I’d like to rectify that.

Phyllis: Why is that? Because I’m involved with victoria’s brother and you’re about to marry her?

Ashland: Well, not only that. Your daughter, summer, is helping raise my little boy.

Phyllis: Wow we’re one big happy family, aren’t we?

Ashland: [ Chuckling ] Well, let’s not go too far. Although I am very impressed the way summer has embraced her new role as harrison’s stepmother. Jack tells me that she’s wonderful with him, and for that I am grateful. And I would like to be on better terms with her mom.

Phyllis: Well, being a fan of my daughter will get you a long way.

Ashland: Well, while we’re at it, maybe you can help me win over your boyfriend. I spoke with him after victoria and I became engaged.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. How’d that go over?

Ashland: Well, nick was polite, and he didn’t pull any punches. He even compared me to billy abbott.

Phyllis: Really? Okay. I think he was just trying to make a point.

Ashland: No doubt.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Ashland: What really rankles me is the way the men in victoria’s life treat her. I mean, they act as if she’s some fragile flower that doesn’t know her own mind. And she happens to be one of the smartest, strongest, most capable women that I have ever met.

Phyllis: Okay. Did you tell nick that?

Ashland: I think I made it clear to nick that victoria doesn’t need to justify her actions to anyone.

[ Clears throat ] He heard me out, but I don’t know if I scored any points with him.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, um, nick is really protective of his family, especially his sister. And, I mean, you have to see that the circumstances surrounding this marriage are… odd.

Ashland: What are your thoughts? As long as the rest of the world is weighing in.

Phyllis: I think true love is hard to find.

Ashland: Mm.

Phyllis: And I think if you find it, you better hold on tight.

Ashland: Agreed. Perhaps you can help nick see that’s all this is about — two people who have found the rarest of commodities — true love.

Nikki: Okay, that takes care of the menu.

Victoria: Excellent.

Nikki: Now, uh, what about the music for before and during the ceremony? Are you gonna want a vocalist or string quartet? Oh! A harpist is always very elegant.

Victoria: Hmm. Let me give that some thought. Maybe a harpist during cocktails and dinner, and then the quartet can start playing during coffee and dessert.

Nikki: Ah! Definite possibility.

Victoria: You know, we really have gotten a lot accomplished, and I think we’ve made some outstanding choices.

Nikki: You know what? I keep forgetting to ask you. Are you going to need office arrangements to be made while you’re on your honeymoon?

Victoria: What do you mean?

Nikki: Well, I didn’t know if ashland would be playing an active role in running things at what will soon be newman/locke. I mean, will he need an office, a reception area? Are you going to need special equipment to be ordered? Because I can take care of all that for you while you’re away. Do you know where you’re going yet?

Victoria: Ashland and i haven’t discussed it.

Nikki: Well, if he does decide to take an active role, he’s going to need a place to work. Somewhere near you on the executive floor, I assume?

Nikki: Oh. I’m sorry. Have I upset you? Did I say the wrong thing just now?

Victor: [ Sighs ] I understand that some locke communications employees are starting to relocate from new york to genoa city… and that you arranged some meetings with them, trying to hire them away from locke.

Adam: Nothing gets by you.

Victor: I want you to know that, from now on, newman/locke employees are out of bounds.

Adam: I reached out to a select few individuals for potential opportunities at newman media, okay? They could have said no. There’s no arm-twisting going on. They didn’t have to come in here for an interview.

Victor: Let me make another thing perfectly clear again. I do not want you to do anything to undermine your sister, victoria, nor to in any way endanger the merger between newman enterprises and locke communications.

Adam: You have absolutely made that clear… just as you’ve made it clear that I am in charge of this company and I am the person that ultimately make the decisions. Dull skin? Swipe it away.

“The young and the restless”

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Chloe: Hey, you. I was wondering when you’d get to the office.

Sally: Oh, it’s such a gorgeous day, I thought I’d work outside for a bit. You got my text, didn’t you?

Chloe: Yeah. It’s — it’s fine. I — I just thought I’d come by.

Sally: Checking up on me? Oh.

Chloe: It’s — it’s not like that.

Sally: Well, what’s it like?

Chloe: I, um — I ran into adam. He said he saw you earlier and that you were on your way to the office, and then I got your text message that you were coming here, so… you know, I’m just checking in on my latest hire. Wanted to make sure everything was okay.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, everything’s better than okay, partly because of some of the things that adam said to me.

Chloe: Sally —

Sally: Look, will you stop? Please. Really, all he did was stop me from making a huge mistake.

Chloe: Okay, you lost me.

Sally: Phyllis managed to tick me off yet again, and adam peeled me off the ceiling. Instead of spending my time looking for creative ways to get back at her, he suggested that i focus on my own success. And, you know, coming from someone who’s been there, it really did resonate.

Chloe: I’ve been there before. I’ve had those urges, the wanting to hurt someone a thousand times more than they’ve hurt you. Those thoughts can really burrow into your brain.

Sally: I know that adam is not your favorite person, but i really am in a much better place after talking to him. I mean, I went from, “I am going to bury that viper,” to, “phyllis who?”

Chloe: Good. And she is one of those people who just likes to go to war just for kicks. She will just not let it go. So it’s probably better for you if you just stay off her radar. It’s gonna make your life a lot easier. Trust me.

Sally: There’s a lot of that going around lately, people asking me to trust them.

Sally: Well, in my case, it’s actually true.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: [ Sighs ] Chloe, I am super excited about this job, and I plan to make the most out of this opportunity that you’ve given me. I find that sometimes I get my best ideas when I’m outside, soaking up the sun. So here I am. I promise to be equally as productive inside the office as out.

Chloe: Okay. It’s cool. So, let me see what you’re working on.

Sally: Well [Clears throat] I am drawing up some story ideas for my first six weeks at newman media, up-and-coming designers, international trends that you’ll be seeing on the runway in the next few months, and I definitely want to do a piece on how gender barriers are coming down, with all these, you know, new designers launching unisex lines.

Chloe: I love it. What else are you working on?

Sally: Oh, uh, I mean, that’s just a sampling. I have tons of ideas —

Chloe: No, I don’t mean that. I mean, um, what are you working on really? What else are you working on? Because I’m getting the sense that there’s something going on with you.

Sally: You think I’m hiding something?

Chloe: I don’t know. Are you?

Sally: No. I really don’t know how you’d get that.

Chloe: I’m really good at reading people. And I’m picking up signals, like that page you just swiped, like you thought I wouldn’t notice.

Sally: [ Stammers ] It’s just story research. That’s it. I swear.

Chloe: Sally, I asked you to be honest with me. So, if there’s something going on with you, does this have something to do with phyllis?

Sally: No. I —

[ Sighs ] I wasn’t gonna share this with you until I was further along with this idea that I’m working on.

Chloe: Which is?

Sally: I am gonna convince victoria to let me design her wedding dress.

Victoria: It’s complicated, trying to decide how far ahead to plan with so many unknowns.

Nikki: I understand.

Victoria: I mean, ashland and I were hoping for the best, but we can’t ignore the reality of his situation. Maybe the treatment’s gonna work, maybe not. But focusing too much on his work life — it just seems wrong. I just don’t want to feel like he’s pushing himself.

Nikki: Or it might help prepare him for the best outcome. Has he broached the subject with you?

Victoria: Yes, mom, we talk about work all the time, the merger, which is on track to finalize in a month.

Nikki: Oh. I wasn’t aware that that timeline was official.

Victoria: Yes. As of this morning.

Nikki: Is there anything else I need to know about?

Victoria: Mom, I have spent countless hours going over all of this to make sure that it goes smoothly, which is why I so look forward to my time with you — because I want the same thing for this wedding. I want it to be a celebration about ashland and me as a couple, not as business partners, not as two entities involved in a merger. I want this to be about just us and the time that we have. And as far as work goes, I think we should just play that by ear.

Nick: If you expect me to agree that you’re some kind of authority on victoria, that is not gonna happen, alright? I’m just talking to everyone who’s in her life, trying to get a read on some of the actions she’s made. Honestly, I would like to stay out of her personal business if it can be helped, but I need to know if there’s an issue here or not.

Billy: Well, it actually sounds like you’re trying to see if I’m gonna use my resources at chanccomm to go after ashland locke. You know, you want me to do the digging because if it blows up in my face, then I’m the one that takes the brunt of it.

Nick: This idea just occurred to you, digging into ashland’s past to try and come up with some dirt to get him out of victoria’s life? Sounds to me like it’s something you’ve been gearing up to do, and you’re gonna do it whether you get any encouragement from me or not. A lot of people think dealing with copd

Adam: You are an advisor. That’s the role that you chose, to work with me, your ceo. And I took your warning about locke communications group in that spirit — that it was advice that I could take or not. And I have no doubt that billy and lily see the same opportunity and they’ll act accordingly.

Victor: As is their prerogative.

Adam: And locke’s employees are stuck in the middle of a transition. They don’t have any idea how it’s going to affect them. They’re looking for solid ground, so that is what I’m prepared to offer them. And I’m not gonna miss out on a potential gold mine of talent because you don’t want to hurt victoria’s feelings. It’s business, dad, as you have said a thousand times in similar circumstances. I’m doing what I need to do, same as victoria, who just took on a behemoth. I mean, what is it? Do you not think she’s up to the task?

Victor: You know I do.

Adam: Well, this is part of it — dealing with aggressive competition for scarce resources. It is the right move to make. You know it, I know it, and victoria will know it, too. So, I’m just asking you to keep your personal feelings out of it.

Victor: You’re my son, alright. But I advise you to keep your personal feelings out of it, as well.

Nick: Ashland stopped by here?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Nick: What’d he want?

Phyllis: A gym membership. I think he really just wanted to talk to me since we’re all gonna be one big happy family.

Nick: Did he actually say that?

Victoria: Uh, he thanked me for exposing tara.

Nick: He should be grateful. You made it possible for him to just move on to his next marriage.

Phyllis: He also told me that you expressed your concerns.

Nick: I was simply honest with him.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] He said you compared him to billy. Seriously?

Nick: Billy was just walking in as we finished talking. It seemed plausible at the time.

Phyllis: Well, his expectations are warranted. I mean, he just, you know, wants you to support the relationship. That’s all. And he was asking if I would bring you around, you know, and see that true love is a hard commodity to find. That’s what he said.

Nick: Isn’t it fair for me to want to know a little bit about the guy who’s planning to marry my sister? And to be concerned about the speed at which it’s happening? I don’t see this ending well for victoria at all.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. It’s probably not gonna end well for ashland.

Nick: Look, something about it feels off. It feels rushed, alright? And I can’t wrap my head around it in several ways.

Phyllis: Are you gonna try to talk victoria out of this?

Nick: Give me one good reason why I shouldn’T.

Phyllis: Well, I’ll give you three. It’s none of your business, number one. Number two, she’s in love. And, truly, love is hard to find. And, three, she’s gonna do what she wants anyway.

Billy: [ Grunts ]

[ Keys clacks ]

Lily: What are you doing?

Billy: Hey. Uh, I’m just doing a little bit of research on that potential project that I mentioned about the romantic breakups among the denizens of genoa city.

Lily: Right. Okay. Uh, what kind of research exactly?

Billy: Just adding up all the marriages and divorces among some of our elites, you know, like victor and jack, nick, phyllis, of course.

Lily: Victoria. Don’t forget her.

Billy: I’m not gonna forget her. She would be considered a denizen, yes.

Lily: Mm. Yeah, I’m getting kind of a funny feeling.

Billy: Funny like “ha ha” feeling?

Lily: No, it’s that feeling i get when I know that you’re hiding something from me.

Billy: [ Sighs ] I always had a connection to my grandfather…

Sally: I overheard victoria and her mom talking. I know precisely what she is looking for in a dress.

Chloe: So you started sketching.

Sally: What can I say? Coming up with a showstopper is in my blood. I am gonna present victoria with some ideas that will blow her away. It’ll be like I read her mind. She’s not gonna be able to say no. This is gonna be such an amazing coup, not only for me, but also for newman media. I mean, talk about putting our new fashion platform on the map. That wedding is gonna be the social event of the decade. The buzz is gonna be enormous.

Chloe: Okay, look, I really admire your talent and your drive, but let’s be realistic. There is no way that summer newman’s aunt is going to let anywhere near her wedding plans.

Sally: Do you know how many people have told me that i couldn’t do something, who’ve written me off and told me that my dreams are utterly ridiculous? It just makes me more determined to get what I want.

Nick: Are you telling me not to meddle into someone else’s business to possibly prevent someone that I love very much from doing something that could wind up hurting her?

Phyllis: You’re calling me a hypocrite right now.

Nick: No. I would not do that. Um, sometimes your selective logic never ceases to amaze me.

Phyllis: Oh! Oh. Um, do what you want. It doesn’t matter to me. Victoria’s your sister. I’m not gonna criticize you, okay? I’m just saying that she is hell-bent on marrying this guy. And whoever stands in her way, watch out.

Nick: So you’re saying there could be some blowback?

Phyllis: Yeah, I guarantee there will be.

Nick: I mean, alright. When you put it that way, maybe I will just stay on the sideline and let billy be the one to torpedo things because, let me tell you, he is on a mission not to allow victoria to go through with this wedding.

Billy: Okay. Your instincts are right. Again.

Lily: Mm. What are you hiding this time?

Billy: I’m not only looking into longtime genoa city residents. I’m also looking into ashland locke’s past… and how it ties in to the bigger story, as in another potentially dangerous and doomed relationship in the making.

Lily: Right, but usually the reporter that’s writing the story does that kind of research. So, what are you really doing? Oh, wait. I know. Let me guess. You’re turning over rocks with ashland locke’s name on them, trying to find some sort of heinous, unforgivable sin that he’s done that victoria cannot forgive so that you can stop this wedding from ever happening.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Ashland? Are you home?

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Ej: Hello, xander. Doing well, I see.

Xander: Ej dimera? It’s been ages. What brings you here? Wait, are we having an impromptu nashville reunion? Who else have we got out there?

Ej: Just me, I’m afraid.

Xander: Well, you look well. A lot less vegetable-like.

Ej: Word on the street is, you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of legal troublE. I’m here to offer my serviceS.

Johnny: So tell me all about your sweet bits.

Chanel: I assume you mean my bakery?

[Both laugh] Well, I’ve been baking ever since I can remember, and not to brag, but I’m great at it. So yeah, this is really just a lifelong dream come truE.

Johnny: That’s awesome. Congrats. Well, I can’t wait to try your sweetS.

Chanel: You will. And thank you. I’m really excited about it, and the best part is that I get to work with my bff.

Johnny: Oh, yeah? Who’s your bff?

Allie: Hey, tripp.

Tripp: Allie, what a nice surprise. What are you doing there?

Allie: Well, my grandparents have henry, so i thought, why not come bother tripp at work?

Tripp: Oh, well, bother awaY.

Allie: I thought I could disorganize some files, maybe steal your stethoscope…

Tripp: Mm-hmm.

Allie: Draw some stuff on the patients that are sleeping. Does that sound helpful?

Tripp: Oh, you’re hired.

Allie: [Laughs] GreaT. And then i was thinking after, maybe we can hang out unless you have other planS.

Tripp: No. None. Other than undoing the havoc that you’ve come to wreak on the hospitaL.

Allie: Great. Oh, and another surprise. Ben and ciara got remarrieD.

Ben: [Grunts]

Ciara: Baby, what’s wrong?

Ben: I should be carrying my bride over the threshold, but I’m having trouble carrying my own self right now, so–

Ciara: Oh, my gosh, babe. I’m so sorry. Wait, I have an idea. How about we walk into our home together, literally on equal footing? Well, you know, mostly equal footing.

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: As equal partners.

Ben: That sounds like a great beginning. Oh, wait, wait, wait.

Ciara: Are you ready?

Ben: Ready. One, two…

Ciara: WoW.

[Both laugh]

Ben: Welcome home, mrS. WestoN.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]


Gwen: Xander’s in jail? Since when?

Jack: Since yesterday. I called the police while he was packing. Shawn caught up with him in the square, took him in. He’s been there all night.

Gwen: When were you going to tell me this?

Jack: I didn’t wanna upset you.

Julie: Jack, let me explain something to you. You invited a murderer to live in our house, to sleep on our sofa, and you seem surprised that he went ahead and murdered somebody on our sofa?

Jack: Xander’s not a– well, he didn’t murder snyder. He died of natural causes. Xander did admit to dumping the body. He was trying to cover up their connection.

Julie: What connection? What connection can a criminal and a medical doctor have in common?

Jack: Xander and the good doctor were running an illegal drug ring.

Julie: [Laughs] Oh, god!

Jack: It’s even worse. Xander roped gwen into it. She had no idea what they were really up tO. She’s just an innocent victiM.

Xander: I don’t understand. Aren’t you running dimera?

Ej: I’m still an attorney with a valid law license, and I can certainly multitasK.

Xander: I’m sorry, but I was under the assumption that you might be just a wee bit upset with mE.

Ej: Why? Because you tried to murder my wife?

Xander: Allegedly, attorney. AllegedlY.

Ej: Truth be told, I’m not upset that you tried to kill sami and lucas. I’m upset you didn’t finish the job.

Ben: Every bride’s dream come truE. A small apartment above a repair shop.

Ciara: And now who’s losing their memory? I am bo brady’s daughter. I’m the woman whose engagement ring is a greasy washer from a motorcycle carburetor. Baby, I love it here. It’s perfect.

Ben: Well, you can feel free to make any changes your little heart desires.

Ciara: [Laughs] Okay, you say that now, but we both know that you like things in a very particular way.

Ben: Are you referring to my preference of order and tidiness or…

Ciara: Face it, ben, you are a neat freak and I am a slob, which makes us quite the odd couple in more ways than one.

Ben: Well, in my defense, when you grow up on the run, you learn it’s best to know where everything is in case you gottA…

[Clicking tongue] Leave in a hurry.

Ciara: Well, now, there’s absolutely nothing to run to from. So when I lose the scissors for a couple of days and we can’t find them, it won’t even matter.

Ben: Right.

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: I mean, to hell with the scissorS. We’ll just use our teeth to just tear everything open.

Ciara: [Laughs]

Ben: Scissors be damned.

Ciara: [Screams] Oh, my god, I’m sorry.

Ben: Scissors be damned. Listen, the only thing I can’t lose ever again is standing right in front of me. You know something else?

Ciara: Hmm.

Ben: The last time we got married, we didn’t even get to enjoy our wedding night.

Ciara: Ben, it’s in the middle of the afternoon.

Ben: And I think we should make up for lost time, mrs. Weston.

Ciara: Well, mr. Weston, I like the way you think.

Tripp: That’s great. All right, so ciara and ben are finally back together.

Allie: Mm-hmm.

Tripp: Were you her maid of honor?

Allie: No, claire was. Now that ciara has her memory back, the two of them made up, which is great, right before claire left town.

Tripp: Left town? Where’d she go?

Allie: Oh, another surprise. Claire is moving to south africa to work with theo and jj.

Tripp: Wow, that’s a– that’s a big changE.

Allie: Yeah, I know, but, I mean, she seems really excited, so I’m happy for her.

Tripp: Yeah, but you must be kind of bummed too, though. I mean, your cousin leaving town right on the heels of your mom taking off?

Allie: Yeah, it’s bittersweet, but I know she’ll do great in south africa. And besides, things just evened out family-wise.

Tripp: Oh, yeah?

Allie: Surprise number– I don’t even know. I’ve lost counT. My twin brother, johnny, is back in town.

Chanel: So I met my bff back in my london partying days, but we’ve both matured into serious businesswomen now. She is the besT. So much fun. You’ll love her, but not too much, okay?

Johnny: She sounds great. Does this bff have a name?

Paulina: Oh, chanel, honey, baby, I’m so glad I run into you. Who’s this nice-looking young man?

Chanel: Mama, this is giovanni. G, this is my mom, paulina price.

Johnny: Mrs. Price, it is lovely to meet you. I see where chanel gets her good looks.

Paulina: [Laughs] Why, thank you, giovanni. Flattery will get you everywhere.

Chanel: [Clears throat]

Paulina: What?

Chanel: Don’t you have that thing? You know, that thing you have to go do right now?

Paulina: Oh, am i interrupting something?

Johnny: No.

Chanel: Yes.

Paulina: I see. So you two are on a date?

Chanel: NO.

Johnny: Yes.

Paulina: Well, at least we’re all agreed.

Xander: What are you saying? That you wish I, you know…

Ej: You can speak freely, xander

Xander: You wish I had killed sami.

Ej: Can you blame me? They were screwing around behind my back.

Xander: I knew it.

Ej: Did you, now?

Xander: That was my ideA. I mean, that they had slept together, not that they should have. God, no. No, I do believe in the sanctity of marriage, counselor, but I’m the one who first suspected that samI and her ex hooked up. And I put the idea in nicole’s head.

Ej: Well, thankfully, the truth all came out in the end. Samantha is no longer in the picture. But enough about the past. Let’s talk about your future. You’re obviously in desperate need of a good lawyer, and as I said before, I’m willing to take on your case, on one condition.

Xander: Well, let’s hear it.

Ej: My cheating wife gave you $1 million. I want it back.

Tripp: Wow, did you know your brother was coming?

Allie: No, no idea. I was just in the square minding my own business, and then poof, there he was.

Tripp: What’s the occasion?

Allie: Money, of course. What else would it be? He came to hit up our mom and his dad. He needs financing, I guess, for his new film project, but my mom isn’t here and ej shot him down. He wants johnny to work at dimera, and you can imagine how well that went over.

Tripp: Is he going back to italy?

Allie: I don’t know actually. He didn’t say, but, I mean, I’m gonna do everything I can to convince him to stay. I haven’t seen him in forever, and we have so much we need to catch up on. I mean, I didn’t even get a chance to tell him about the bakery.

Tripp: Hey, I just had a great idea.

Allie: What?

Tripp: Actually, no. It’s probably– it’s probably lame. I don’t even know your brother. I don’t even know what I’m–

Allie: No, come on, tripp. Tell me your idea.

Tripp: Well, I just thought, what if we set him up with chanel?

Johnny: Ms. Price, I’m afraid the confusion is all my fault. You see, I am completely captivated by your beautiful daughter, and I fear I might’ve gotten a little ahead of myself. I was being optimistic in thinking this was a date.

Paulina: Oh, nothing wrong with optimism.

[Laughs] And let me tell you, my chanel could certainly do a lot worse than you. In fact, she has.

Chanel: Mama!

Johnny: Please, join us. There.

Paulina: Thank you.

Johnny: You’re very welcome. Can’t wait to hear all the gory details.

Paulina: Well, giovanni, I won’t tell you any gory details because I respect my daughter’s privacy.

Chanel: That’s a new one.

Paulina: So if she wants to tell you, then that’s up to her.

Chanel: Okay, I will tell him. All right, I was recently married to a criminal.

Paulina: Yeah, a criminal with a rap sheet longer than my arm. Both my arms.

Chanel: I thought you said it was up to me to tell him.

Paulina: Fine, so–fine.

Chanel: Okay, anyway, the marriage, it lasted, like, two seconds. It was nothing. It was over and done with. It was just one big, stupid mistake.

Johnny: Oh, well that’s good news. Means I still got a shot.

Chanel: Oh, does it, now?

Paulina: Chanel, stop messing with the boy. Now, I, for one, think you should give him a chance. You know, unless you still doing the girl thing.

Chanel: [Sighs]

Johnny: What girl thing?

Julie: Jack, how can you possibly believe that gwen is innocent? Because from day one, every word out of her mouth has been a gusher of lies.

Jack: Julie, you and i both know that people are capable of change. Now, gwen has been through a lot. She has suffered a great loss.

Gwen: You don’t have to defend me.

Jack: Yes, I do. Look, xander confessed to his involvement in synder’s drug ring. He admitted that he dragged gwen into this whole mess. He insisted that he deserves all the blame. Now, yes, xander is hardly a scrupulously honest person, but why would he lie about that? Why would he deliberately incriminate himself?

Julie: Maybe to protect gwen.

Xander: Why would sami give me $1 million?

Ej: To expose nicole’s infidelity. Sami told me all about it.

Xander: Oh.

Ej: So I don’t care how much you think you’ve earned it. That money belongs to me, and I want it back.

Xander: Maybe I’ve already spent it.

Ej: Xander, when will you see that I will always be two steps ahead? I know it was in your possession when you were arrested, and I know that it’s currently being held in evidence because the police think it could be connected to your drug operation.

Xander: Fine, I haven’t spent it, but a cool million is a pretty steep attorney fee.

Ej: Is it worth the price of your freedom?

Xander: I can hire another attorney for way less.

Ej: Xander, remember. Two steps ahead. You’re in a world of trouble, and I’m your only hope.

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Ben: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Ciara: Where the hell are those damn scissors?

Ben: No.

Ciara: No?

Ben: No.

Ciara: No. Well, actually, what I’m thinking about is how fun this is gonna be when we’re doing this all day, every day on our honeymoon.

Ben: Our honeymoon. Right.

Ciara: Where do you wanna go?

Ben: Wherever is gonna make you happy.

Ciara: Hmm. You know, when vincent was holding me captive, I had a lot of dreams about our future.

Ben: Hmm.

Ciara: They were the only things giving me hope until I could see you again. Anyway, one of the dreams was about our honeymoon.

Ben: Tell me about it. I cannot wait for it to be just you and me and white sand beaches and piña coladas.

Ciara: Oh, baby, I’m actually more of a daiquiri kind of girl.

Ben: I’ll get you whatever the hell you want, always.

Ciara: I love you, mr. Weston.

Ben: I love you, mrs. Weston. Oh, and I love this. I cannot wait to see you in this. Hold–ah. I can’t wait to see you out of it.

Ciara: Ben.

Ben: I think we need to take a little break from packing.

Ciara: Ben, we don’t have time. We have a plane to catch.

Ben: All the time in the world. For the rest of the days of our lives, wife.

Ciara: Okay, husband.

[Soft music]


Ben: You’re not gonna believe this.

Ciara: What?

Ben: I think we had the same dream.

Ciara: [Gasps]

Allie: You wanna set my brother up with chanel?

Tripp: Well, like I said, I know it’s a crazy idea. I don’t even know your brother. I don’t even know if he already has a girlfriend.

Allie: No. No, he doesn’t have a girlfriend, but he did say that he was interested in someone, so… and actually, when I was hanging out with chanel, she was messaging this guy and she seemed pretty into him, so…

Tripp: So my plan was probably as lame as I first thought it was.

Allie: Not necessarily, but since your shift is over, do you wanna go get some food?

Tripp: Does julie’s place sound good?

Allie: As long as you’re there.

Johnny: So girl thing, huh? What’s that about?

Chanel: I told my mom that I am sexually fluid.

Paulina: Which means she’s into boys and girls and everything in between.

Chanel: Mama!

Paulina: Okay, so I only know about one girl so far, but I’m a modern woman. I have no problem with it. And I assume, you being a modern young man, you have no problem either.

Johnny: No. No. Of course not. In fact, I have a brother who’s gay.

Paulina: So what about you? Are you fluid? You know, I hear that’s a big thing with a whole lot of you young people nowadays.

Chanel: Mama, please stop.

Johnny: Uh, no. No. I am 100% into women. One in particular.

Jack: Xander would never throw himself under the bus just to protect gwen. They barely get along.

Julie: Oh, they get along well enough to start having sex on the sofa.

Jack: What?

Julie: Coitus interruptus. I walked in on them having it on about a month ago.

Jack: Is that true?

Gwen: It was a momentary lapse in judgment, okay? And we started fighting immediately after, believe me. Xander would never lift a finger to help me.

Jack: She’s right. She’s right. Xander’s never the fall guy. He’s always ever been out for himself. He would never take the blame if he didn’t have to.

Julie: Xander is a stupid, self-serving bastard. I think we can all agree on that. However, I still smell something suspicious here. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to discuss who’s the rotten egg because today, my grandparents’ memorial plaque is going to be put back in horton town square. I wanna be there. I want to make sure everything goes smoothly. And speaking of tom and alice horton, if they knew what had been going on under their roof–

Gwen: They’d be rolling around in their graves?

Julie: Bob’s your uncle dick, sweetheart.

Xander: I’m perfectly aware of the severity of my situation, counselor. But I’ll just hire justin. I’m sure he’ll give me the family discount.

Ej: Hmm. Remind me again. When was the last time justin won a case?

Xander: That’s a fair point. I think he just lost a custody case to your wife, and she’s not even a lawyer.

Ej: Exactly. But I’m not just talking about legal ability here. If you want to avoid prison, you’re going to need so much more than that. You’ll need someone who can pull strings. Someone who has considerable influence. And that would be me.

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Gwen: Thank you again for defending me. You know, I really don’t deserve it. Not after everything I’ve done.

Jack: I meant what I said, gwen. You’ve worked really hard to turn things around. All that other stuff is in the past. And in this case, you didn’t do anything wrong. This is all on xander.

Gwen: I know that he betrayed you, yeah? But so did I. And you found it in your heart to give me a second chance. So maybe he deserves one too.

Jack: I don’t understand. Xander put you in a terrible position. He brought all of this on you. Why are you defending him?

Xander: They don’t have that strong of a case against me.

Ej: [Chuckles] Xander, you confessed your crimes to two witnesses. A third can place you with the deceased doctor who was stealing the drugs. And considering the high-profile nature of our nation’s opioid crisis, prosecutors most certainly will want to make an example out of you. You, my friend, are screwed.

Xander: Well, when you put it that way. Why does your involvement change the equation?

Ej: My name. My father nurtured ties with a number of judges and people high up in the justice department. Top men. All I have to do is pick up the phone. Look, I can guarantee you’ll walk out scot-free. At most, you’ll get a slap on the wrist. In exchange, I want what’s mine.

Xander: Look, if I give back all that money, I’ll be back to being broke again. No job, no place to stay, no prospects. Surely a man of your principals couldn’t allow that to happen.

Ej: I may have principles, xander, but I’ve just lost my patience. So I hope you enjoy spending the rest of your life sharing a cell with your old pal clyde weston, listening to him yammer on about skinning possums and moonshining in the ozarks. I’m sure that will never get old.

Xander: Wait, wait, wait. Wait.

Chanel: Okay, mama, time to go, now.

Paulina: Oh, all right. All right. You can tell me all about your date when you get home.

Chanel: Home?

Paulina: Oh, yeah, I assumed that since we were all good, that you would move back in, you know? Besides, your grandmother, she wants to see you.

Chanel: Oh, I can’t believe big mama’s in town. I thought she wasn’t well enough to travel.

Paulina: With the right motivation, your big mama, you’d be surprised what she’s capable of. But in any case, I’m sure she’d love to see you.

Chanel: Okay, fine. I’m moving back in.

Paulina: Okay.

Chanel: Now, just go. Go.

Paulina: Oh, okay. All right, all right. No need to be pushy. I know how to make an exit. Young man?

Johnny: Absolutely.

Paulina: [Laughs] Okay. Bye-bye. Nice to see you. I hope to see you again real soon, giovanni.

Johnny: You too, ms. Price. So tell me about this girl you’re into.

Paulina: Oh, well, look at this cute couple.

Allie: Hello, ms. Price.

Paulina: Oh, honey. Please, call me paulina. Now, don’t get me wrong. Not that I don’t appreciate a young woman with good manners. Maybe you could teach that daughter of mine a thing or two? She more or less just told me to get lost.

Allie: Oh, chanel’s here?

Paulina: Yeah, she’s right inside.

Allie: But I thought things were fine with you guys again.

Paulina: Oh, it is. It is. I even convinced her to move back in with me.

Tripp: That’s great.

Paulina: Oh, he speaks!

[Laughter] I’m just teasing you, son.

Allie: Well, if everything’s good with you guys and she’s moving back in, why would chanel tell you to get lost?

Paulina: I think I may have embarrassed her just a little bit in front of her date.

Allie: Oh, chanel’s on a date? With who? People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes

Ben: When vincent’s car exploded and I ended up in the hospital trying to find you in that fire, I had all of these wild dreams about our future too. And one of them was exactly like what you just explained. You were packing up for this, like, tropical honeymoon and you had a new bikini and… this is incredible. What else did you dream?

Ciara: Well, I had this one dream where I was pregnant.

Ben: I…I dreamed that you were pregnant too. And in my dream, you gave birth. It was a boy. Hey, little man. You want your mom?

Ciara: Oh, my god. Oh, my god. You are so beautiful. Hi, baby. We have waited such a long time for you.

Ben: We gotta give this little guy a name.

Ciara: Yeah, but we don’t agree on any of the names on our list.

Ben: There was one name I wanted to bring up, but I didn’t know how you’d feel about it.

Ciara: What’s that?

Ben: Bo. How about bo brady weston? We named our son–

Ciara: Bo. We named him bo.

Ben: I love you.

Ciara: I love you too.

Ben: Ciara, we are really–

Ciara: Connected. Yeah. I mean, after everything we’ve been through, are you really that surprised?

Chanel: The girl my mom was talking about, her name is nunya. Nunya business.

Johnny: Well, if she’s my competition–

Chanel: She’s not.

Johnny: Wait. Last night, you said you like someone who liked someone else. I just assumed it was a guy, but that’s the girl, huh? That’s who your mom was talking about?

Chanel: [Sighs] Yes, that’s her, but trust me, you have nothing to worry about. We’re just friends.

Johnny: Just friends. And business partners. Am I right?

Paulina: Oh, just some boy. Very charming boy, and easy on their eyes, I might add. I think they just met, but I approve. That’s all you kids are looking for, anyway. Mama’s approval. Right, son?

Tripp: Yes, ma’am


Paulina: I’m just having fun with you. Anyway, I got some business i gotta go take care of in the square, so I see you two later.

Allie: Bye.

Tripp: Well, I guess now’s our chance to meet chanel’s new mystery man.

Allie: Maybe we shouldn’T. Maybe we should give them some privacy, especially after her mom just interrupted her date.

Tripp: Hmm, that’s a good call. So where to now?

Allie: Well, I was thinking maybe we could spend some time alone.

Tripp: Now that is a genius idea.

Allie: I am pretty impressed with it myself.

Gwen: It’s just that I have been in xander’s shoes. I know what it’s like to be so desperate. You dig yourself into this hole, and every time you look up, you’re just–you’re deeper and deeper, and throw in the pressure of finances–

Jack: There’s no excuse. I will never forgive him for putting you in danger

Gwen: I never felt in danger.

Jack: You could have gone to jail. I don’t even want to think about it, but the whole situation could have gotten violent. Gwen, you and I just found each other, and if I had lost–

Gwen: What? You–you wouldn’t be able to go on without me?

Jack: Gwen, you’re my daughter. You’re my daughter. I love you. I hope you know that.

Gwen: I love you too.

Xander: [Sighs] I’m open to… let’s say half.

Ej: Half a million buys you half a life sentence.

Xander: Come on, mate. I’ve got to come out of this with something.

Ej: Besides your freedom? You said you were out of a job.

Xander: Brady gave me the sack.

Ej: Dimera owns basic black. I suppose I have the power to reinstate you.

Xander: Really? You’d do that?

Ej: There’s no love lost between brady black and me. Meaning it would be extremely enjoyable to push his buttons. So do we have a deal?

Xander: [Breathes deeply] I mean…

Ej: All you have to do is sign on the dotted line agreeing to pay a cool million to procure my services. And then I guarantee you won’t see a minute behind bars. In fact, I’ll make sure you get bail and walk out of here within 15 minutes. So do we have a deal?

Trelegy for copd.

Xander: Well, at least this place won’t cost me a million a night.

[Sighs] And there’s a private shower.


[Knock at door] Can’t I get a moment’s peace?

Paulina: Your grandparents, back where they belong. I’m so relieved to see it.

Julie: I feel like all’s right with the world again.

Paulina: I know I’ve said it many times before, but it bears repeating. I’m so sorry that I caused all that trouble.

Julie: I appreciate that.

Paulina: Lani reached out to me yesterday. She agreed to give me another chance. Bless her heart. We can start over. And I was thinking maybe– maybe you and I, we could do the same?

Julie: I’d like that.


Chanel: You got me. The girl I was interested in is my bff, and she’s the girl working with me on the bakery.

Johnny: Huh. So is that gonna be, like, weird?

Chanel: No, it’s totally fine.

Johnny: You sure?

Chanel: Mm-hmm.

Johnny: You’re not still hung up on her?

Chanel: Not at all. And how could I be when I’ve got this cute boy in front of me? Hmm?

Johnny: You think I’m cute?

Chanel: That answer your question?

Tripp: Oh, I’ve never been so happy to skip lunch.

Allie: I’ve never been so happy…ever.

Tripp: You mean that?

Allie: Yeah.

Tripp: Allie, there’s something I wanna tell you.

Allie: What?

Tripp: I… I love you.

Ben: [Grunts] Put that on.

Ciara: Ben, this is the shirt that gave you me.

[Sighs] I cannot believe you still have it.

Ben: Of course I still have it. It smells like you.

Ciara: Okay. Now what?

Ben: What’s a wedding without a first dance?

[Soft acoustic ballad]

The way the light kisses

your eyes

it’s hard to explain

I lose all track of time

Ciara: I can’t tell you how happy I am in this moment.

Ben: You don’t have to, because I feel the exact same way.

Right here

so consumed

by this moment

I’ve waited forever

and time’s flying by

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B&B Transcript Monday, August 23, 2021

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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Finn: Do you hear that?

Steffy: Oh, not a peep from kelly and hayes. Oh, nice.

Finn: Mm-hmm. Meaning, um, mom and dad have a little time to themselves.

Steffy: Mm-hmm.

Finn: Mm-hmm.

Steffy: I definitely want that. I do. But there is something we really need to talk about.

Finn: What?

Steffy: I’m sorry, but it’s– it’s sheila. I can’t help it, but I really want you to know that… I don’t blame you for her showing up. I don’T.

Sheila: You don’t wanna mess with me, not when it comes to my son. You and your doting wife, you had finn all these years. Now it’s my turn.

Jack: What do you mean by that?

Sheila: I want finn to have the opportunity to get to know me and me him.

Jack: No, you don’T. Because the more he learns about you, the more appalled he’ll be.

Sheila: He’s only heard one side of the story– the forresters biased side. Once I get to spend more time with my son, I know–

Jack: Finn’s my son and li’S.

Sheila: No. He’s your son with me. We had the affair, remember? I’m the one that gave birth to him. You’re the one that talked me into giving him up so that you and li could raise him as your own. Li doesn’t even know anything about this. My god, she has no idea that her husband ever cheated on her.

Jack: Well, that was then. This is now. Finn’s a grown man.

Sheila: Yeah, who erroneously believes that… you are his adopted father, a man that he loves and admires, but I really wonder how he would feel if he knew that he was lied to all these years. Because you told me that that’s what would be best for everyone, and I believed it. But now I’m really not so sure.

Ridge: Whoa. Is, um– is that my, uh, shirt?

Brooke: Just thought I’d try something a little different tonight.

Ridge: You know what’s funny? I was gonna wear that right now. Can I have it? Please.

Brooke: You want something?

Ridge: Mm-hmm.

Brooke: I want something too. I want you to brush my hair. And tonight is the night that you deliver, mr. Forrester.

Ridge: Uh-huh. Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Brooke: [ Laughs ]

Ridge: Oh, yeah, yeah. That’s right.

Brooke: Yes. My hair. Mmm.

Ridge: That’s what I like. Us here together.

Brooke: Mmm.

Ridge: You’re happy. Your daughter’s happy. My daughter’s happy. Just one thing to worry about.

Brooke: Mmm. Oh. Oh. Don’t stop ever.

Ridge: I have no intention of stopping ever. You stopped.

Ridge: Hmm?

Brooke: What is it? Is it sheila?

Ridge: I’m sorry. I can’t help it. Just the idea of this woman’s dna running through my grandson. It makes me so angry that steffy should be tormented by it.

Finn: Hey, I know you don’t blame me. Okay? You never need to say that again.

Steffy: Look, I know none of what sheila has done reflects on you. Finn, I love you so much. You’re selfless and you’re loving, and you are the kind of man everyone looks up to. Our son’s gonna look up to you. You’re nothing like sheila. She’s selfish and deceitful.

Finn: Hey. Don’t go there, okay? Don’t think about sheila or anything to do with her. Especially not tonight. Tonight is about you and me.

Sheila: You know, I kept quiet about our affair and about finn of all finn’s life.

Jack: Look, why are you dredging this up? This is ancient history.

Sheila: Well, maybe it is to you, but it isn’t to me. You know, for me, it was like yesterday that we were lovers, and we were wrapped in each other’s arms until I became pregnant. No, and then you convinced me that it would be better for everybody if I were to give you my child, and that’s something I will never forget, jack. Never. Especially since I met finn.

Jack: What do you want from me, sheila? What do you want? What’s the #1 retinol brand

Ridge: Oh, yes.

Brooke: Mmm.

Ridge: Oh, just keep going. Yes, a little bit lower. Oh, yes. Okay, how did this happen? I was brushing your hair, and next thing I know, you’re rubbing my shoulders.

Brooke: You need to relax and unwind. And I’m helping you.

Ridge: You know what, honey? I’m not a doctor, but… what would really help me right now is if…

Brooke: Well, that happens a little bit later, I promise.

Ridge: Oh, okay. Mmm.

Brooke: Okay. You’re tensing up again. Come on.

Ridge: I just think I should be doing more.

Brooke: You’re doing everything imaginable. You hired security for the family houses. You got carter started on the process of getting that restraining order.

Ridge: I know, I know. We’re doing everything. I know. I get that. But none of it’s gonna mean anything if finn wants to have a connection with that woman.

Finn: Hayes hasn’t moved in a while. Should we check on him?

Steffy: No. His foot moved. He’s still dreaming. He’s fine.

Finn: And so are we. This whole thing about my mother… I know I said we don’t need to think about her, but I wanna reassure you, steffy, I will never let anyone harm our family.

Steffy: I know that. I do. But we are talking about sheila, and you don’t know what I lived through, what my family’s lived through. There’s so much heartache and suffering, and it was all because of her. So she showed up at our reception, and she ruined it. She’s hayes’s grandmother. Like, we don’t– we haven’t even gone to the courthouse to file our marriage certificate. There’s just so much going on. I just–

Finn: Listen to me. Everything is gonna be okay. We are gonna raise hayes. We’re gonna keep him safe and out of harm’s way because that’s what parents do.

Steffy: Oh, we’re dealing with sheila, and you don’t know how dangerous she can be. We have to keep hayes safe, and the only way to do that is to keep her away from our son.

Finn: I know.

Steffy: I’m sorry it has to be this way. Tell me you understand. Promise me you’re not gonna have any contact with sheila. Not now. Not ever. I just don’t wanna think about her. It’s too much.

Finn: I know.

Sheila: It’s simple really. I believe finn and I could have a close, loving mother-son relationship if given the opportunity.

Jack: There can be no relationship between you and finn.

Sheila: Oh, god. Do you know what this reminds me of? This is identical to the way you would talk to me and tell me how things were going to be when I was pregnant, when I was pregnant with finn. I was vulnerable, and you– you took advantage of that.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Sheila: You got into my head, jack. You knew I was vulnerable. You exploited me. I remember you telling me how you and li were trying to get pregnant and you couldn’T. I thought it was some twist of fate that I was able to conceive and that that was your opportunity for you and li to raise my son as your own.

Jack: It was best for everyone.

Sheila: You know what? You told me that too, repeatedly, before and after I had our son. Of course it couldn’t be a regular adoption. No, you had to make sure everything was perfect so that you were actually adopting our child. Finn’s whole life has been based on lies, and your marriage to li has been too.

Jack: Damn it, sheila. What do you want from me? Why did you really come here? (Vo) nature…

Brooke: Mmm.

[ Sighs ] I think finn understands that he can’t be near sheila.

Ridge: Well, I hope he does. I just don’t trust that woman.

Brooke: Yeah. Of course not. None of us do. Do you know what?

Ridge: Hmm.

Brooke: I think it’s time to stop thinking about this and focus on something else.

Ridge: Oh, boy. Hi. Well, you got my attention.

Brooke: Good. I don’t want you to worry anymore.

Ridge: Uh-huh.

Brooke: I want you to focus right here.

Ridge: I’m focused.

Brooke: On us. Mmm. You… and me.

Ridge: [ Grunts ]

Brooke: Oh!

Steffy: It’s hope. She’s reminding me about that meeting we have tomorrow in san francisco.

Finn: That’s still on?

Steffy: Yeah. I wish we could postpone it. I don’t wanna be away even if it’s for a day. I’m just not–

Finn: Repeat after me. “Finn and the kids will be fine while I’m gone tomorrow.” It’s either that or, um, all this talking has me getting pretty tired.

Steffy: You wouldn’T.

Finn: Oh. Try me.

Steffy: Okay. Finn and the kids will be fine while I’m away tomorrow. You satisfied?

Finn: Good.

Jack: I never should’ve gotten involved with you and betrayed my marriage.

Sheila: Yeah. Well, one wonderful thing did happen out of it, didn’t it? Finn. Of course when I gave him to you and I reached out, you shut me down completely. After all that time of watching him grow, and you never once tried to contact me, not even on his wedding day.

Jack: We hadn’t spoken in decades. I didn’t know if you were alive or dead.

Sheila: Oh, well, I am so sorry to disappoint.

Jack: My point is I now realize I should’ve told everyone about you sooner. I won’t be manipulated by you.

Sheila: By me?

Jack: I think it’s high time that I told finn and li the truth– that I’m finn’s biological father.

Sheila: That would destroy your marriage and your relationship with our son. I kept your secret all these years, and I’ll continue to keep it. It’s just one thing that I want–one thing– in return for my silence.


Both: Oh, god!

Brooke: [ Sighs ] Now, I sense it worked, huh?

Ridge: What?

Brooke: My strategy to distract you from a certain psychologically crazy person.

Ridge: Yeah, that worked.

Brooke: Yeah?

Ridge: Especially that thing you did with that… but you’re still here.

Brooke: Yes, yes. But we have to focus on the positive. Steffy is married to an amazing man. They have a beautiful child. And nobody is going to tear that family apart. Not even sheila.

[ Both chuckle ]

Steffy: What?

Finn: Nothing. I just… I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world. A woman who also happens to be the mother of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable newborn. A woman that I love more than I ever thought possible. And I will always make sure that no one ever interferes with our family and our happiness.

Sheila: I’m sure steffy told finn never to see me again.

Jack: Do you blame her after what you did to her and her family and what you’re threatening to do to mine?

Sheila: You’re the one that said that a relationship with finn and me would never be possible. But for me to keep quiet about what I know, to leave here and never return, before that happens, I wanna hold my grandson in my arms just once.

Jack: That’s impossible. Finn and steffy would never allow it.

Sheila: Well, then you have to convince them. Jack, you have to make it happen, and then your secret will be safe. Your life will never change. All I want to do is see finn one more time and to see my grandson and hold him in my arms, and then I am out of your life forever.

Jack: You’ve caused so much trouble. How can I possible believe you?

Sheila: Because I’m telling you the truth, I swear. My god, jack, after everything that I’ve given up, how can you deny me this? I just want to see my son one more time and hold my grandson. I wanna cradle hayes in my arms, and I wanna look at that precious little face just once. Is that really too much to ask for everything that you’re going to get in return?

Jack: I’ll speak with finn.

[ Door closes ]

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GH Transcript Friday, August 20, 2021

General Hospital Transcript

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Nina: It’s so empty in here. Hey, Mike, you were really great yesterday, helping Phyllis with the arrangements at the funeral home. Holding her hand…I don’t know how you did it.

Sonny: Well, she needed it. That’s what people do. Just like you, you– she didn’t want to be alone. Last night, you spent the night with her. At times of crisis, uh, people step up.

Nina: Yeah. It was really great to see all their friends that came out to support Phyllis, and remember Lenny — decorated war veteran and native son of Nixon Falls. People of this town really, really loved him.

Sonny: And he loved this town, and the people in it. That’s really all that matters, right?

Nina: What’s that?

Sonny: Loving others and being loved.

Josslyn: I’m going to Kelly’s. Sutton’s going to take me.

Carly: Hey, hey, hey! What’s the rush?

Josslyn: Well, I want to hear about the rest of Spencer’s party from Trina.

Carly: Oh.

Josslyn: And is everything okay with you?

Carly: Yeah, why wouldn’t it be?

Josslyn: Mom.

Carly: Hmm?

Josslyn: It’s a little obvious that you had somewhere to be last night.

Carly: Okay, maybe I just wanted to get you and Cameron away from that ridiculous island. I mean, there was already enough drama at that party, don’t you think?

Josslyn: Yeah, well, that’s the only way Spencer does things — big and over the top. But once you realized that Tony was going to drop us off at home, you could not get away fast enough. Why were you in such a hurry, and who were you meeting?

Trina: Joss isn’t here?

Cameron: Hey. Uh, we left the island so late last night, I figured she’s just sleeping in. So, what did we miss? Did Spencer’s dad have any more crazy surprises besides that knife trick that he pulled? Hey. Are you okay? Did something worse happen last night? Do we need to reach out to Spencer?

Trina: I wouldn’t worry.  Despite what his father did — Spencer is definitely not alone.

Cameron: What do you mean?

Trina: Let’s just say, Spencer has a much bigger support system than any of us realized.

Laura: I have a full slate of meetings today.

Kevin: Mm-hmm.

Laura: For some reason, that budget is just never finished. Oh! Kevin, you shouldn’t have.

Kevin: I didn’t.

Spencer: Good morning, Grandmother. Kevin.

Laura: Spencer.

Esmé: Bon apetit.

Anna: Thank you.

Martin: Do you think anybody would judge me if I ordered a bloody Mary?

Anna: [Sighs] You know, I–I learned long ago that when a lawyer’s all smiles, it’s wise to be on your guard.

Martin: Oh, no fear. I’m off the clock. Well, couldn’t you tell by what I’m wearing?

Anna: You do look comfortable, yeah.

Martin: As do you…one more thing we have in common.

Anna: We have something else in common?

Martin: Oh, yeah, our mutual friend and sometime-partner, Valentin Cassadine.

Valentin: Oh.

Brook Lynn: You’re in a good mood for a guy who just dribbled toothpaste on himself.

Valentin: I have not “dribbled toothpaste.” This is Bailey’s baby formula. She loves it when Daddy makes silly faces and gets her to finish her bottle.

Brook Lynn: You really are in love with that little girl, aren’t you?

Valentin: Who wouldn’t be?

Brook Lynn: Come. I’ll get the stain out.

Michael: …frantically tearing the room apart, looking for his favorite car. And, uh, then I noticed that he stopped crying, so, I, uh…

Willow: No! No, no, tell me!

Michael: Yeah.  Yeah, he, uh, got my phone.

Willow: No! Michael, you promised me…

Michael: Oh, hey, Chase! Uh, sorry, I didn’t know you were here.

Chase: Don’t stop what you’re doing. Not on my account.

Sonny: So quiet.

Nina: Yes, it is quiet. Lenny would hate this.

Sonny: [Laughs] You know, Lenny loved his customers.

Nina: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: He welcomed the strangers, and you know his music. He played that jukebox every morning. His favorite song! [Chuckles]

Nina: Yes! And when he thought – thought – no one was looking, he would dance with a broom.

Sonny: Mm-hmm. [Laughs]

Nina: But his favorite was dancing with his wife. I can still see them over there, dancing their last dance.

Sonny: You know, I use– I used to watch them and think to myself, “I would love to have that one day.”

Nina: You’re right. They were very lucky that they had love, for a very long time.

Sonny: Nothing can change that. Not even death.

Carly: Well, we got back pretty late last night, and then I had a pressing engagement.

Josslyn: With Jason?

Carly: Yes, with Jason. How did you know?

Josslyn: Because you guys are engaged, and it’s not unusual for engaged people to want to hang out. Okay.

Carly: [Laughs]

Josslyn: All right.  On that note, I’m gonna go to Kelly’s now.

Carly: Josslyn, wait. There’s something I need to tell you, and, uh, well, it also involves your brother.

Willow: Chase, are you ready for me to take you out into the yard, so you can work on your physical therapy?

Chase: Oh, I got up early. I already did my morning routine.

Michael: Oh, wow. Sounds like you’re making progress.

Chase: I’m getting stronger every day. Then again, I’ve got great motivation.

[Phone chimes]

Michael: Sorry, one second. Ah, it’s my mom. She wants me to swing by the house. Something important.

Willow: Tell your mom I said hello.

Michael: Yeah, I will. See you, guys.

Chase: Do you want to go with Michael?

Willow: Why would I?

Chase: He said it was important, and I know how much he means to you.

Laura: It’s very sweet of you and your friend to go to all this trouble.

Spencer: It’s the least we can do after you and Kevin took us in last night.

Esmé: I did my research on my cell, and I was thrilled to find an excellent pùtisserie that serves an excellent croissant.

Spencer: Esmé is very resourceful. You have no idea.

EsmĂ©: I wasn’t there long before your stepmom got all frantic, so I followed her from the gallery for the hospital. When I got there, I overheard your father telling Ava that he was faking a trip to Dubai so that he could trick you.

Spencer: And you didn’t think to call, or text, or give me any kind of heads up?

EsmĂ©: Almost. But then I overheard Ava asking your grandmother to head over to Wyndemere, and that’s when I got my beautiful, brilliant brainwave.

Spencer: What brainwave?

EsmĂ©: I set Ava’s car on fire.

Laura: I hope you found the guest room comfortable.

EsmĂ©: Oh, I slept like a baby. But, um, I know the three of you have lots of catching up to do, so, I’m going to explore Spencer’s hometown.

Spencer: Oh.

Esmé: à bientÎt.

Kevin: Au revoir.

Spencer: On second thought, maybe I’ll catch up with her and play tour guide.

Laura: You know what? Your friend seems perfectly capable of exploring on her own. I’m just curious — why haven’t you mentioned her before?

Anna: Valentin and I — we have a very long, very complicated history.

Martin: And it’s not all in the past. You recently took a trip to New York together, didn’t you? On the trail of Peter August. I mean, one can only hope you were successful.

Anna: We were following up on some leads, which ultimately didn’t pan out.

Martin: Would you put your relationship with Valentin in that same category?

Anna: What’s it to you, Mr. Grey?

Martin: Oh, please… “Mr. Grey.” Call me Martin. Better yet, call me Marty. All my friends do.

Anna: You consider me a friend?

Martin: I hope we’re moving in that direction. Matter of fact…may I be honest?

Anna: I’m not sure I can stop you.

Martin: I’ve long been fascinated by the mystique of Anna Devane. I’d surely love to get to know you better, and vice versa.

Anna: Marty, are you hitting on me?

Willow: Of course Michael’s important to me. He’s Wiley’s father.

Chase: Right. That’s what you share with Michael – Wiley.

Valentin: Just saying my daughter lights up when I walk into a room.

Brook Lynn: Okay, and I’m telling you, she doesn’t recognize you. She just has gas.

Willow: Boy, do you two ever agree on anything?

Valentin: Just that we both created, a, uh, spectacular baby girl.

Brook Lynn: Sadly, other than that, we don’t agree on much else — least of all, Austin Gatlin-Holt’s bogus claim to ELQ shares.

Valentin: Austin’s lawsuit may be an inconvenience to the Quartermaine family, but that doesn’t mean it’s without merit.

Brook Lynn: Spoken by the guy who’s keeping Austin in play, just by the off-chance that he wins his case and gets ELQ shares. Just so he can potentially be a vote to keep you as CEO.

Chase: Not that anyone asked my opinion, but..I have my point of view.

Brook Lynn: Okay, well… you’re a neutral observer. I, for one, welcome your input.

Chase: I hate to disappoint you, Brook Lynn, but I am far from neutral. It’s true, I’m not a Quartermaine, so I don’t have a vested interest in the outcome. But I will always side with the guy who’s being kept in the dark.

Brook Lynn: We only have Austin’s word to go on that he’s being denied his birthright. Okay, the will that was made by my great-grandfather Edward was very clear: Jimmy Lee Holt was cut out; wouldn’t get a dime. They definitely didn’t want him anywhere near ELQ.

Chase: What if there was proof that Edward Quartermaine changed his mind? That he intended to alter the will to include Austin’s father?

Valentin: Chase, you’re the detective. Do you have proof?

Brook Lynn: No, he doesn’t. Because there isn’t any. If there was, Austin would have already produced it.

Valentin: Well, as it happens, I’m having lunch with Austin, so maybe he’ll produce evidence then.

Brook Lynn: [Sighs]

Chase: I’m–I’m sorry if I spoke out of turn.

Brook Lynn: I’m not angry at you, Chase – especially when you’re speaking from the heart.

[Bailey cries on the monitor]

Brook Lynn: That’s Bailey. Excuse me.

Chase: Look, I know you have class this morning, so you don’t have to stick around on my account.

Willow: I’m leaving soon, but I hope you know that Brook Lynn was right. You do have a big heart.

Chase: Is that why you love me?

Martin: You’ll have to forgive me. We can’t all be as suave and debonair as our friend, Valentin.

Anna: Hmm.

Martin: Come to think of it, his– even his name sounds romantic. But speaking of myself, I’ve never shied away from challenges of the fairer sex. From where I’m sitting, you, Anna Devane, are one of the fairest of them all.

Anna: Says the man who’s had six wives.

Martin: Oh, come on, now. Be fair. That was Henry VIII. I, myself, have only had three. And, we’re all on speaking terms. What does that tell you?

Anna: That you got a good deal on alimony.

Martin: You are disconcertingly perceptive.

Anna: You’re quite charming.

Martin: Does that mean I’m making any headway?

Anna: Your interest is duly noted.

Martin: Well, I’ll take that as a definite maybe.

Laura: EsmĂ© seems like a very nice girl. I’m assuming you met her at school?

Spencer: Yes. At first, I thought she was too cool for me. Uh, it’s not like I’ve had very many girlfriends. But we hit it off.

Laura: Ah.

Kevin: Well, maybe she thought you were cool, too.

Laura: Of course she thought he was cool. He’s my grandson.

Spencer: Bless you, Grandmother, but it’s not like you’re the most objective source.

Laura: [Chuckles] You have your father’s charm. You always have.

Spencer: I hope that’s all I inherited from my father.

Laura: Oh, Spencer, your father does love you very much. I hope you know that.

Spencer: Well, he has a warped way of showing it. Either he’s pretending he’s dead, or he’s pretending to stab me, but either way, I’m done.

Laura: [Sighs] You’re hurt, you’re angry, and with very good reason. It was wrong of him to accuse you of being Ava’s stalker, and it was even more wrong of him to have staged that– that attack. I don’t know what he was trying to do…trying to make you see the error of your ways…? I don’t know.

Kevin: I admit, I was beginning to wonder if Nikolas was right. Your dislike of Avavis pretty well known.

Spencer: I don’t love that you thought that I could be guilty, but I can appreciate that you can admit that you were wrong.

Kevin: Well, it’s not even remotely the same thing, but if you can see your way to forgive me, I wonder if there’s any chance that you can do the same for your father?

Spencer: I don’t mean to be rude, but I do not have the energy, nor the emotional bandwidth to think about my father at the moment. Right now my top priority is figuring out where EsmĂ© and I are going to live.

Laura: Spencer, wait.

Spencer: Yes, Grandmother.

Laura: [Sighs] As I said, EsmĂ© is a lovely girl, and she’s shown very good taste in dating you, but there is no way that you and EsmĂ© are going to live together.

Trina: Last night was weird. Obviously. Beyond weird. And that was before Esmé showed up.

Cameron: Who’s EsmĂ©?

Esmé: Hi, Trina. Good to see you again. Could either one of you direct me to the Museum of Fine Art?

Trina: Around here, we call it The Chuck. And it’s good to see you, too. This is Cameron Webber. Cam, meet EsmĂ© Prince.

Cameron: Hi, EsmĂ©. Um, I don’t know if Spencer mentioned it, but he and are sort of cousins. We share the same grandmother, but we’re not actually related.

Esmé: [Laughs] Oh, you are exactly the way Spence described you, Cameron.

Cameron: I am?

Esmé: Spence and I share everything.

Michael: So, what did I miss?

Josslyn: I don’t know. She wouldn’t tell me until you got here.

Carly: I wanted you to both to hear it at the same time, all right? Last night I had a wakeup call.

Josslyn: Really? Spencer’s party was a wakeup call?

Carly: This has nothing to do with the party. Last night, Jason and I realized we don’t need or want a long engagement. But I wanted you guys to be the first to know: we’re getting married September 17th.

Josslyn: [Gasps] Oh, my God! That is so cool!

Carly: [Chuckles]

Josslyn: Here’s to the future Mrs. Jason Morgan. My God…

Sonny: It’s a beautiful idea, this memorial wall. You know, everything from Lenny’s past life.

Nina: Yeah. Let’s take a look. Wow, look at all this stuff.

Sonny: Oh!

Nina: What is that?

Sonny: Ah!

[Both Laugh]

Sonny: Dog tags! I mean, he was so proud of being a marine, to serve our country.

Nina: Yeah. Let’s leave those out, okay? That’s definitely going on the wall?

Sonny: Yeah. Yeah, sure.

Nina: Oh, wait. Look at this. You know what these are? Down here? These… Oh! These are postcards that he would write Phyllis when he was overseas. Look at this!

Sonny: [Laughs] Ah. Look at this. The wedding. He’s in his uniform and she’s got the white dress on.

Nina: Awww! They look so young. Happy. Mike? What’s wrong? Talk to me. Mike, what’s wrong?

Nina:  Talk to me.

Sonny: No, no, don’t. Uh…For a second, I thought that I– I remembered something. Remember the blonde woman, I told you… she had a wedding bouquet. Maybe it wa–it wasn’t a memory. Maybe it was just a vision of my future.

Nina: Was the vision good or bad?

Sonny: It was good. It was very good. [Chuckles]

Josslyn: Mom! That is so exciting. Why aren’t you jumping up and down like I am?

Michael: [Chuckles] Hey, inside, I’m doing backflips.

[Josslyn and Carly laugh]

Carly: Oh, gosh.

Michael: Congratulations, Mom.

Carly: Aw, thank you.

Josslyn: Okay, um, I have to go tell Cam and Trina. [Laughs]

Carly: Okay, bye!

Michael: You know, uh, you and Jason aren’t giving yourselves much time to plan the wedding.

Carly: Yeah.

Michael: What am I saying? You’re not giving yourself enough time. Jason is going to just show up and do whatever you tell him.

Carly: I’m sure we can pull something together by September 17th.

Michael: Okay.

Carly: Especially if we keep it small.

Michael: Okay. Well, good. Yeah, isn’t the point of getting married to Jason to send a message? Shouldn’t the whole wedding be, you know, a big deal?

Carly: [Sighs]

Spencer: Grandmother, I never thought of you as a puritan before.

Laura: I’m not. I’m far from it. But you cannot go from your high school dormitory to moving in with EsmĂ©.

Kevin: Spencer, last night your father shook the ground underneath you. It’s only natural that you would want to spend time with someone that you can count on.

Spencer: I appreciate the concern – and the counseling – but I assure you that EsmĂ© and I will not be moving in together.

Laura: You’re not?

Spencer: No. I’d planned on offering her a room at Wyndemere…lord knows that there are plenty to choose from. Of course, that’s out the window now. I need to help her find a place here in town.

Laura: For how long? Do her parents know about these plans? And how do you plan to finance this independent lifestyle of yours?

Spencer: I have money.

Laura: No, your father has money. He took control of your trust fund. Now, he may grant you access to it, but would you even want it? Would you take money from your father with one hand, and push him back with the other?

Anna: As honored as I am, I am not in the market for any romantic entanglements.

Martin: Oh,well,  just for my own clariifcation, if I may be so bold. Is it because you’re not interested, or because you’re already romantically entangled?

Anna: You know, do you approach every situation in your life like an attorney? Because I feel like I’m being cross-examined.

Martin: Oh, forgive me. I’m sorry. But I find we all bring a little bit of the professional life into the personal. For instance, you, with your life. With your training in the WSB, are you always more comfortable with your secrets and difflections rather than answering a simple, heartfelt question?

Anna: Uh, touché.  Hmm. There are people who consider my lack of transparency a deal-breaker.

Martin: I’m not one of them. I flatter myself that you and I were made to dance together. Hell, just for the chance, I’d even let you lead.

Anna: [Chuckles]

Brook Lynn: Valentin loves you so much. He so much just wants to be a good daddy to you. Let’s face it, he’s succeeding. Oh, Bailey, what am I going to do when Peter is finally caught and punished, and Maxie gets to bring you home with her forever? How am I ever going to explain that to Valentin? What’s gonna happen to me? [Sighs] Let’s face it, kiddo. You’re all I’ve got right now.

Chase: Our– our marriage began under dire circumstances. You thought I was gonna die. Everybody did. And then when I survived, and I found out that I couldn’t walk–

Willow: Chase, I married you because I wanted to.

Chase: Yeah, and that’s–that’s pretty generous, considering I made you believe that I cheated on you with Sasha.

Willow: Only because you wanted me to be with Wiley, and once I found out the truth, I could only be grateful.

Chase: I never stopped loving you.

Willow: I know.

Chase: Even now. Even when…

Willow: Even when what?

Chase: [Sighs] Um…even when I’m not the man that I was.

Willow: Chase, you are still that man, okay? You are getting better and you will walk again. Okay? I absolutely believe that. So nothing’s changed.

Chase: Really? Nothing?

Anna: Tell you what, the next time I’m in the market for an attorney, I’ll give you a call.

Martin: I hope so. And the next time I need a little help with some cloak and dagger, I’ll make sure to return the favor. Who knows, maybe one day I can bail you out of trouble, and you can turn around and help me get into some.

Anna: Stranger things have happened.

Valentin:  Hey, kids. What am I interrupting?

Martin: We’re not sure, but it was getting interesting.

Anna: I have to go make a call. Marty, will you save my chair?

Martin: Oh, you can count on it.

Anna: Thank you. Valentin.

Martin: That is one amazing woman. The kind you take home to mother.

Valentin:  Not my mother. What are you doing? You’re not getting ideas about Anna Devane, are you?

Martin: If I was, what would that mean to you?

Spencer:  From now on, I’m gonna take care of myself.

Laura: Are you going to ask Cameron to put in a good word for you at Kelly’s so you can join him in busing tables?

Spencer:  I hope you’re joking.

Laura: I’m not.

Kevin:  Well, nothing wrong with an honest day’s work, but I think the point your grandmother is trying to make is that it isn’t healthy to be walking around with all this unresolved anger toward your father.

Spencer:  What’s been left that’s unresolved? After last night, I want nothing to do with my father or his money.

[ Door slams ]

Laura: [ Sighs ] Well, you’re the expert. How can I help him when it’s so clear that he doesn’t want my help? And just like his father, he has no idea how badly he needs it.

EsmĂ©: I’ll take an iced tea when you get a chance.

Josslyn: You guys, I’ve got the most exciting news.

Trina: We have news, too.

Cameron:  Not what, but who.

Trina:  Josslyn jacks, meet Esmé Prince.

EsmĂ©: Nice to meet you. I’ve never met a Josslyn before. Certainly not the way you spell it. You know, “Josslyn” with the two S’s.

Josslyn: Huh. Do I know you?

EsmĂ©: Spence has told me all about you. Everything from your scar from your kidney transplant to your Australian roots to your mad volleyball skills. I even know all about your family’s quote/unquote “coffee business.”

Josslyn: So I, uh, I take it that you went to school with Spencer?

Trina: Oh, more than that. EsmĂ© is Spence’s girlfriend.

Nina: Look at this.

Sonny: Aww.

Nina: A picture of Phyllis, Lenny, you, and me on our way to the firehouse dance.

Sonny: Mm-hmm. It’s sweet. We’re all dressed up, ready to go to the dance. We’re preserved forever.

Nina: Oh, Mike. Nothing lasts forever.

Sonny: You don’t believe in the afterlife? You think this is all there is? You don’t think Lenny is somewhere looking down on us?

Nina: I don’t know.

Sonny: You know what I believe? I believe that our souls and our spirits… they continue on even after we’re gone.

Nina: I’d like to believe that.

Sonny: I found you. And now, you know, I’m not gonna lose you. What we have, what we will have, it’s gonna live on.

Nina: No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. This is — this is wrong.

Carly: I don’t know what to do. I mean, you’re absolutely right. This wedding is supposed to make a huge statement, right? We’re supposed to prove to the Five Families and the rest of the world that Jason and I are committed. But I would much rather have a small, little gathering with the people I love the most. You know?

Michael: Yeah, well. Look, part of the reason that you and Jason are getting married is to keep Josslyn and her little sister safe.

Carly: Yeah.

Michael: So they get to dress up and go to a party for their two favorite people. And look, it’s not like you and Jason don’t already love each other in your own way. And who knows where this could lead, right? ‘Cause, see, Willow and I, we got married for Wiley’s sake, and then before we knew it, it turned into something real.

Carly: Right. And then Chase got sick, and Willow married him.

Michael: [ Scoffs ]

Carly: Michael? Is there something you want to tell me?

Willow: What’s never going to change is that I want you to be happy.

Chase: You make me happy.

Willow: Do I, Chase?

Chase: You know you make me happy. Even being stuck in this chair, nobody makes me feel like I’m on top of the world like you do.

Willow: That’s a lot of responsibility to put on someone. One slip, and you can go from the top of the world —

Chase: Yeah, I’ve been there. Rock bottom.

Willow: You mean when you and Sasha pretended to have an affair and we broke up?

Chase: What else would I be talking about?

Willow: But see, you survived that. You learned to live again.

Chase: What about you?

Willow: I love my life. I have no regrets, but…

Chase: But what? Come on, Willow. You can tell me anything.

Willow: I have to go to class. And you can do more PT work, okay? [ Sighs ]

Nina: I’m sorry, Mike, I just — I can’t.

Sonny: No, Nina. Nina, I shouldn’t have kissed you. I… I know. We have a responsibility to Phyllis. She’s counting on us. And — you know what I mean.

Nina: Yeah, I know. I know. Thank you for understanding. You really found yourself here. Your true self, haven’t you?

Sonny: You almost sound surprised.

Nina: No, I’m not surprised. I’m just so grateful that I get to share this time with you for however long as I can.

Sonny: I’m not going anywhere.

Michael: I thought we were talking about your future marriage, not my past one.

Carly: Hey, you’re the one that compared the two. I think it’s kind and generous that you invited Chase to stay at the Quartermaines’ while he gets his life back together. But with Willow and Wiley so close, Michael?

Michael: Yeah, we’re making it work.

Carly: You sure? At what cost?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Michael: Willow?

Willow: Michael, I need to see you. But not at the house. Someplace private.

Michael: Well, I’m at my mom’s right now. You can come here.

Willow: I’m on my way.

[ Door opens, closes ]

Josslyn: So, I take it that you’re in town for Spencer’s party. How long are you visiting?

EsmĂ©: It’s so funny to hear you all refer to him as “Spencer.” I mean, no one at school calls him that.

Cameron: And no one in Port Charles calls him “Spence.”

Josslyn: Right, no, especially the people who have known him his entire life.

Esmé: Cool. And that would include you?

Josslyn: Yeah, it sure would.

EsmĂ©: He’s told me so much about you all. I look forward to getting to know you in person.

Josslyn: Mm.

Trina: So you never said how long you’d be visiting.

EsmĂ©: That depends on Spence. Hey, you. Come join us. We’re just getting acquainted.

Valentin: How about we agree that Anna Devane is off-limits?

Martin: Why, Valentin Cassadine, how positively Neanderthal. Why don’t you just mark your territory?

Valentin: I’m just saying, the woman is very complicated.

Martin: Oh, I enjoy complications.

Valentin: As much as you enjoy my retainer?

Martin: Point taken. Perhaps you’re right. Perhaps what Anna needs is someone as complicated as she is.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Martin: Excuse me. Yeah. Hello. Of course. Yeah, of course. No, I — I’ll meet you downstairs immediately.

Anna: Is everything alright?

Martin: Lord, I hope so. Um… to be continued. Or perhaps not.

Anna: What just happened?

Valentin: I don’t know, but it doesn’t look good.

Brook Lynn: Thanks, Yuri! [ Exhales deeply ] Sorry, Chase. I didn’t mean to —

Carly:  Michael, I want you to know that you can tell me anything. I won’t judge you.

Michael:  I know that. There’s nothing to tell. Really.

Carly:  Okay, whatever you say.

Michael:  And look, just so you know, I’m not suggesting that our situations are the same, and I’m not gonna lie and say that I’m happy with where things are right now with Willow. I’m just saying that you and Jason might find that your marriage of convenience might bring you closer to a — a real happy ending. That’s all.

Sonny: Listen, I should probably go.

Nina:  Mm-hmm.

Sonny: Well, I mean, Phyllis, you know, I promised her that I’d come by her house.

Nina:  Oh, yeah. You should go. I’m just gonna stay here and look for more souvenirs, but you tell Phyllis that I will drop everything if she needs me, okay?

Sonny: I’m sure she already knows that, but I’ll remind her. And don’t forget, you know, grief can be very tricky.

[ Both chuckle ]

Nina:  [ Laughs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Nina:  Oh, sorry, we’re closed.

[ Knocking continues ]

Nina:  Don’t you see the sign on the door?! Sorry, we are closed.

Valentin: You and Martin seemed to be getting along like a house on fire.

Anna: Well, he’s certainly a very southern gentleman. Very different to what I’m used to.

Valentin: Well, so are grits and ham, but I don’t believe you’ve given up on the finer things in life, have you, darling?

Laura: Should we go to work?

Kevin:  You go. I’ll clean this up.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Knock on door ]

Kevin:  You got that?

Laura: Yeah.

Martin: Sister, I fear we are in trouble.

Trina: I need to get going to the gallery. Ava’s in no shape to handle things today, not after her stalker torched her car.

Esmé: As an art fan, I look forward to meeting your boss.

Trina: Mm.

Josslyn: Trina, are you okay?

Trina: Why wouldn’t I be?

Josslyn: Um, maybe because Spencer never told us that he had a girlfriend.

Trina: Why does that matter?

Josslyn: Are you kidding? Spencer has been acting all kinds of interested in you, turning on the charm, and you went out of your way to be there for him last night. He should have been honest.

Trina: He’s just a guy. And it’s not like I’m his girlfriend. I need to get going. Ava’s counting on me.

Cameron: Well, it’s not like we already didn’t know that Spencer’s a jerk.

Josslyn: Yeah, well, a jerk who could be in way over his head.

Cameron: do you mean?

Josslyn: I mean, who mentions a kidney transplant five seconds after meeting me?

Cameron: Yeah, EsmĂ©’s a little… extra.

Josslyn: Well, I guess that’s what “Spence” deserves.

Spence: I thought you were spending the day sightseeing.

Esmé: I came in here for directions and ran into your friends. I want to get to know the people who are important to you.

Willow: [ Breathing shakily ]

Michael: What’s going on? What happened?

Willow: I can’t do this anymore.

Chase: Austin, it’s me. I found proof that Edward wanted to add your father to the will. Call me back.

Brook Lynn: Well. It’s nice to see you back on your feet. Now, why don’t you tell me what’s really going on?

On the next “General Hospital” —

Michael (to Willow): I’ll wait for you. As long as it takes.

Laura (to Kevin and Jordan): Do I get a choice here?

Ned (to Austin): What can I give you to walk away from your claim?

Olivia (to Dante): And Sam? Anything new?

Sam (to Valentin): Maybe you can help me out.

Brook Lynn (to Chase): If you value my friendship, you’ll tell me the truth.

Nina (to Maxie): Sorry, Maxie, but you have to leave now.

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Stitch: I am so sorry to hear that mariah hasn’t come home yet.

Tessa: Thanks. We’re all pretty worried right now.

Stitch: I wish I had gotten back sooner. Uh, I expected a shorter stay in iowa. It’s just there was an issue at the hospital with max. I had to be there with him.

Abby: Oh, no, is he okay?

Stitch: He’s stabilized now. This thing with mariah, do you at least know where she is. What’s she saying about why she hasn’t come home yet? Has she stopped communicating altogether?

Tessa: Well, someone’s been communicating with us, but we’re not sure it’s mariah.

Denise: It’s good to see you again.

Devon: You too.

Denise: You know, I’ve been following the sutton ames case in the press. I hope he’s finally gonna be held accountable.

Devon: Oh, me too, me too. And I have to say that you deserve a lot of credit because, without your investigation, we never would’ve learned the real reason that he went after amanda’s father. So thank you.

Denise: Well, I am glad to do my part, but I’ve turned over all my case files to the da’s office, if that’s what you wanted to discuss.

Devon: No. No, no, no. Actually, I — I want to talk to you about something completely different, and I’m gonna start off by saying that I realize you’re retired. But I was just hoping that once you hear the circumstances that you’d be willing to look into something for me.

Denise: Tell me why you need an investigator.

Devon: My close friend has gone missing, and at first, her friends and family, we just thought she left town of her own free will and just needed to, you know, get some space and time away, but recently, we’ve started to doubt that.

Denise: Uh, any reasons why?

Devon: Well, for one, we haven’t heard her voice in quite some time ’cause she’s only been communicating to us through text message, and there’s extra cause for concern because she’s pregnant. She’s the surrogate for some mutual friends of ours, and she’s in her third trimester.

Mariah: Bet you’re wondering what’s going on out here. Right, bowie? I bet you think that I’ve gotten lazy since we aren’t going on runs anymore and there’s no fresh air.

[ Chuckles ] Probably picturing me just, you know, lounging about, but I’m not, okay? I mean, I am. It’s just not by choice.

[ Chuckles ] I promised abby and chance that I would do whatever I could to get them a happy and healthy baby. That’s what I’m gonna do. It’s what I’m gonna do, despite this crazy situation. I am sticking to that, okay?

[ Sniffles ]

[ Sighs ] Hi.

[ Chuckles ] Hi, there, precious little bowie.

[ Sniffles ] I’m so glad that you’re here with me.

[ Sniffles ] ‘Cause not only are you

[Chuckles] Great company,

[Sniffles] But you’ve given me something really positive to focus on.

[ Sniffles ] So thank you. You are the only thing keeping me sane [Sniffles] In this seemingly endless nightmare.

Adam: Hmm. I don’t see any suitcases around.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Guess that means you found a place to live?

Sally: I found a temporary solution, but I’d like to find something a little more permanent, so if you hear of anything opening up, pass it along, please.

Adam: Guess that means you’re feeling optimistic about your new job working out.

Sally: Oh, I’m more than optimistic. I am determined to make myself completely indispensable to newman media. But for now, I will settle for buying my new boss a drink.

Adam: You know, I hate to admit this, but I haven’t had a chance to thoroughly review our hr policies. Something tells me that thing might be frowned upon.

Sally: Mm. Does it really matter, though? ‘Cause you’re in charge. You can always change the policy. Or you could just suspend it for the evening.

Adam: You know, something tells me that kind of thinking might have got you in trouble at fenmore’S.

Sally: Hmm, right, ’cause you’re such a stickler for the rules. Nope, never mind. You’re right. Besides, you’re rich, and I have rent and car payments to worry about, so you can buy your own drink.

Adam: Somehow I don’t think you’re gonna have to worry about making rent. And I do agree that you do have a bright future at newman media. And to show you how confident i am about that, I’m gonna let you buy me that drink.

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Stitch: Before I left, you told me that mariah’s texts didn’t sound like her. Are you saying you’ve gotten more texts that seem off?

Abby: Mariah hasn’t made a single call since she left, and she hasn’t used her credit cards.

Tessa: And we finally did what you suggested — trying to use locator apps to track her phone — but they were all blocked from accessing her location.

Abby: Rey tried using the gcpd’s advanced tracking equipment, and he still came up empty.

Tessa: There was a second layer of security that bounced the phone signal all across the country, so it was impossible to locate her phone.

Stitch: So the only assumption you can make is that someone’s taken her phone.

Abby: And taken her, too.

Stitch: Has there been any kind of ransom note?

Abby: No, that’s the strangest part. Is that whoever is behind this wants us to believe that mariah left on her own and is sending these texts herself.

Stitch: Okay, well, what would be the point of that? Whoever this is couldn’t possibly think that you guys would just throw your hands in the air and give up looking for her.

Tessa: I mean, we did put off the search for way too long. “Respect her privacy,” we said. Meanwhile, the trail was growing cold.

Abby: I mean, if this is about time and not money, then why? I mean, how long is this gonna go on? And what do we have to do to get mariah back?

Devon: Her name is mariah copeland.

Denise: And what can you tell me about her?

Devon: Probably an important bit of information you need to know is the baby she’s carrying is related to just about every powerful family in town. It’s the son of abby newman abbott chancellor. And you can bet that all of those families are gonna move heaven and earth to try and find mariah.

Denise: Exactly. So I have to ask you again, why do you feel like you need my expertise, too?

Devon: Well, because there aren’t any leads. There’s literally nothing for anyone to go off of, and for me personally, just getting to know you and your background, I was very, very impressed with your dedication to finding out the truth about richard nealon’s death. ‘Cause, I mean, you uncovered things on a case that had been cold for over 30 years.

Denise: Yeah, that’s because facts are facts, and they never change, no matter much time goes by.

Devon: It still takes that kind of thinking to make a difference. On top of how personally you take your cases, it’s clear — i can tell that, you know, it broke your heart to know that richard never got to meet his daughters.

Denise: Oh, their lives would’ve turned out so differently if they’d just been reunited. That will never sit right with me.

Devon: See, I know that, and that’s the very reason that i reached out to you because to me, there’s a lot of similarities in this case. There’s a child who could be in danger of never meeting the parents that are trying so desperately to find him. So I’m hoping that you’re willing to help me out in any way that you can and potentially stop another tragedy from happening.

Denise: How do you think mariah and abby’s families will feel about you taking the initiative and hiring a private investigator?

Devon: I know for a fact they wouldn’t have a problem at all with it. I’m very close to both mariah and abby. I consider them family, and i know they feel the same about me, so it wouldn’t be a problem. Are you willing at all to help me?

Sally: Ooh, it’s interesting. I detect traces of a robust smoke, alongside a tang of… coffee, vanilla, and maybe a glimmer of fruit. But there’s something that i cannot quite put my finger on.

Adam: That extra nuance is from being aged for 16 years in cask wood. For that intense sweetness.

Sally: Oh. Impressive.

Adam: You have a pretty impressive palate yourself.

Sally: Well, I have to admit, this single malt is normally a bit out of my price range, but since you were ordering it, i figured I should try it, too.

Adam: I think that abby put it on the menu at my father’s request.

Sally: Well, I guess being a newman has its perks.

Chloe: Let’s sit here.

Kevin: Great.

[ Sighs ]

Chloe: Well, will you look at that. My boss and my new employee are having drinks together.

Kevin: I’m surprised you didn’t warn sally about adam.

Chloe: Oh, I did. Twice. Apparently I didn’t get my point across.

Kids can change minds.

Denise: The baby’s connection to so many of genoa city’s leading families adds multiple layers of complexity and potential motives. I mean, obviously, a kidnapper could demand an enormous ransom.

Devon: Sure, and nothing like that has happened so far.

Denise: You know, I seem to recall that abby newman was a minor celebrity at one time. She could possibly have an obsessive fan or two out there.

Devon: Mm. Another thing you need to know is abby’s husband is an undercover federal agent, who, I’m sure, has a long list of enemies, and he’s actually off the radar right now. He’s on a case, and it has crossed my mind that, you know, he could’ve been compromised or blown his cover and someone’s coming after his family now.

Denise: That’s possible. But have you considered that maybe mariah changed her mind and decided she couldn’t give the baby up? That happens sometimes with surrogates.

Devon: No, I know it does, and, sure, we thought about it, but it’s the last thing that anybody would believe, just ’cause of how excited she’s been about this whole process and about helping her friends out. It was her idea, you know, to volunteer to do this. We actually volunteered together. She’s the carrier, and I’m the donor.

Denise: I see.

Devon: It’s just there’s a lot of people who would be devastated if anything bad happened to mariah or that child, and I just want to do everything that I can in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Denise: I’m in. And I’ll whatever I can to help.

Devon: Oh, thank you so much. Truly, thank you.

Mariah: Oh. Oh! Oh, hi. Oh, gosh. What was that elbow jab about, dude?

[ Chuckles ] What? You tired of sitting still? Would you like me to move? Are you hungry? Well, I’m sorry, but there is not much I can do about that. I don’t exactly have control of our nourishment in here.

[ Chuckles ] Actually, we’re a lot alike, you know. Both trapped in a very small space, completely dependent on somebody else to bring us food, to keep us alive, with no idea what’s going on outside and no way to communicate.

[ Sniffs ] You have a leg up on me there. At least you can send a jab or two every now and then to send a message. Our families must be so worried about us.

[ Sighs ] And this lunatic who is holding us here has my phone. Nobody has seen me in weeks or knows where I am. Except for the lunatic who was watching me before I covered that camera. Why didn’t somebody come in here to uncover it? You know what, bowie? That might be a good sign. Because whoever is keeping us here clearly doesn’t want me to see them so I’d be able to identify them later, so maybe that means they’re planning on letting us go. Hopefully soon. Please, god, let it be soon.

Stitch: I have to agree with abby. I don’t think whoever kidnapped mariah’s after money. But maybe there are witnesses who saw what happened to her. Have you thought about offering a reward?

Abby: I’d be more than willing, but we’re holding off at rey’s request.

Tessa: He thinks it’s best if we let the person who took mariah think that their plan is working.

Abby: It’s so excruciating to try to pretend like we don’t know what’s going on, when, really, I just — I just want to text — I want to say, “you bastard, let her go.”

Tessa: But we can’T. Rey’s right. We have no idea how this person or people would react if they thought we were onto them.

Abby: I just have to believe that mariah and the baby are safe. I can’t think otherwise.

Stitch: I’m so sorry for what you’re all going through.

Tessa: I’m sorry, but I have to go. Doing nothing is just driving me crazy. I’m gonna go check on sharon.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Stitch: Abby, there’s got to be something I can do for you, anything. Just tell me.

Abby: I really can’t think of anything. But just having you here, knowing that you care, it means a lot. I really appreciate it.

Stitch: Tell me about this guy rey. How much confidence do you have in how he’s handling this?

Abby: Oh, I trust rey implicitly. He’s a smart, dedicated detective who just happens to be mariah’s stepdad. That being said, there’s not much he can do with so little to go on.

Stitch: So, what? We just wait for a lead to turn up?

Abby: I’m starting to realize that we can’t just rely on the cops. We need more help.

[ Indistinct conversation ]

Chloe: [ Exhales sharply ]

Kevin: Chloe, not a good plan.

Chloe: [ Clears throat ] Wow. You two are really putting in some late hours. Did I miss the memo about this little meeting? ‘Cause I’d sure hate to think that I’m being left out of any discussions about the fashion platform I’m in charge of.

Adam: Relax, chloe. We’re not talking about business. I’m just getting to know our new hire a little better. Anyway, thanks for the drink, sally.

Chloe: What are you doing? Did you not hear anything I said to you before? I just heard something amazing!

Chloe: I’m getting the feeling that you weren’t taking me seriously when I warned you about adam.

Sally: You pointed out the fact that buttering up the fact is good office politics.

Chloe: No, but that — that wasn’t just harmless chit-chat. That was flirting.

Sally: No, I was just being friendly.

Chloe: No, you are letting your guard down and falling for adam’s “great guy” routine, and I keep on telling you that adam is not a great guy.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: I — this — this is a great guy. Sally, this is kevin.

Kevin: Hello.

Sally: It’s nice to meet you.

Kevin: You too.

Sally: And just so you know, I did hear your warning, but you also said that everybody deserves a second chance.

Chloe: Okay, so now I see where the disconnect is. When I said that, I was talking about people like you, me, and kevin. We all have hearts and consciences and we feel badly when we make mistakes and hurt people. Not the town sociopath.

Sally: You guys are brutal.

Chloe: No. No, I will tell you what is brutal. There is no one savvier or more street-smart than my best friend chelsea. She literally grew up running cons, and she thought that for sure she could handle adam, but he — he handled her right into a psych ward.

Kevin: And she wasn’t the first. He has a gift for driving strong, confident people to desperation. And when he’s done with them, they don’t even recognize themselves.

Sally: Okay, so why would you be willing to work for someone like that? I mean, if he’s really that bad.

Kevin: That is an excellent question, one that I’ve asked myself.

Chloe: Because he owes chelsea and me. And we are going to take what we want from him and we are going to move on. What we are not going to do is trust him. We are not going to let our guard down. Not at all. Not ever. Because we have learned more than anyone whoever does lives to regret it.

Tessa: Hey, sharon.

Sharon: Oh.

Tessa: How you doing?

Sharon: Not great.

Tessa: I wish that I had good news for you, but the only thing that I have to report is that stitch is back in town. He came by the chancellor house.

Sharon: Why?

Tessa: To check on abby. He’s trying to be helpful, but everything he’s suggested, we’ve either tried or decided against.

Sharon: Well, I just have to trust that rey is going to find her.

Tessa: I should’ve known that she wouldn’t have just disappeared like that. Suddenly, without saying goodbye to me. I mean, that never made any sense. If she doesn’t come back —

Sharon: Don’T. Stop it, okay? Don’t even go there. She is coming back. It’s because of the love that you two share.

Tessa: Do you really think so?

Sharon: Yes, I do. I believe in that, and I am forever grateful for it. That’s what’s gonna help keep mariah strong and fighting to come back to us. So your job right now — just hold on to the faith and that love. Okay?

Victor: Stitch.

Stitch: Hey.

Victor: Welcome back. Nice to see you.

Stitch: Nice to see you, too.

Victor: You’re back.

Stitch: Yep.

Victor: I understand you’ve taken a position at memorial.

Abby: Daddy, I’m sorry, I’m not trying to interrupt, but i have some urgent news to tell you.

Victor: What is it?

Abby: Mariah’s missing.

Victor: What do you mean mariah’s missing? Since when?

Abby: She’s been gone for several weeks now.

Victor: How’s that possible?

Abby: She sent us a text saying that she had a sudden business trip, so tessa and I, we didn’t think much of it, but then she started texting us saying that she needed more time by herself.

Victor: Well, do you think she might have taken a vacation?

Abby: No. And she keeps making excuses about why she’s not coming home, so we asked rey to look into it, and he thinks that she’s not the one sending these messages. Someone has taken mariah and the baby.

Victor: Oh, sweetheart. Why didn’t you come to me in the first place? (Drill sergeant) what a pleasant morning. It’s warm, but not too warm.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Abby: You’re right, dad. I should’ve come to you the second I suspected something wasn’t right.

Victor: [ Exhales ]

Stitch: In abby’s defense, these kidnappers were very clever. They made it sound like there was no real reason for concern.

Victor: I assure you that my security team and I will find mariah. We’ll bring her back.

Kevin: I think we got through to sally.

Chloe: I certainly hope so. I like her. I think she has enormous potential and she is a risk-taker. And in fashion, that really pays off. Unfortunately, in life, it causes problems. I’m afraid that she’s gonna need a little extra adult supervision, which is fine. I can totally handle that. Oh, kevin, I’m so sorry. I’ve just made our entire date night about adam and sally.

Kevin: No, no, it’s not that. I — all this talk about sociopaths and bad guys, it’s got me thinking about mariah. I wonder if there’s anybody looking out for her right now.

Chloe: I want to believe that there is. As a matter of fact, rey has been chasing down all possible leads. He even questioned adam.

Kevin: Rey doesn’t think adam was involved. Even in adam’s warped mind, there’s no plausible motive for him to want to take abby’s baby or sharon’s daughter, for that matter.

Chloe: He just saved faith’s life twice. He scored major points with sharon. It just makes no sense for him to turn around and terrorize her other daughter. Sharon would never talk to him again. And we know the only person whose opinion matters to him is sharon.

Adam: Am I too late?

Sharon: I was just closing up, but, um, I can still get you a cup of coffee. It’ll have to be to-go, though.

Adam: I didn’t come for the coffee, sharon. I was hoping there might be some news about mariah.

Tessa: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Voice breaking ] Mariah, I miss you.

Mariah: I want to come home to you, tessa. You must know that. You must feel it.

Tessa: I’m gonna find you. No matter how long it takes, i will never give up. Please believe that.

Mariah: Tessa, I’m so scared.

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Tessa: Mariah needs us. She’s terrified. I can feel it.

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Tessa: You probably think it was in my head, but I know what I felt.

Abby: No, I totally get it. I’ve been trying to do the same thing with chance since he’s been gone, and I have to believe that he’s felt it. And I believe that mariah can feel your love and support, and she has to know that we’re doing everything we can to find her.

Tessa: So far, it’s not working. There has to be something else we can try.

Abby: Well, stitch and I just came back from the ranch. My father has promised to do everything he can to help.

Tessa: I just wish that we had new leads that he could follow up on.

Stitch: Don’t ever underestimate victor newman.

Tessa: I just have this nagging feeling that we’re missing something.

Abby: [ Sighs ] ‘We have gone over those phony texts a thousand times. You know, I would be more than happy to go over them again if you think that there’s something there.

Tessa: There aren’t any clues in them. If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go write some music. Those creative juices, they get my adrenaline pumping and new thoughts and ideas start coming to me.

Stitch: Well, this whole thing is hitting her pretty hard.

Abby: Tessa and mariah are deeply in love. They belong together. And I don’t know how someone could do something so cruel to them for no apparent reason. No, no. I am not gonna fall apart. Mariah and the baby need me to stay strong so I can do everything possible to bring them home.

Sharon: Tessa was just here. It’s been hard on all of us.

Adam: Well, I just — i wanted you to know if there is anything that I can do.

Sharon: I wish there was. And I appreciate your concern. I got your text. I just hope that rey can figure this out.

Adam: Well, if anyone can find mariah, it’s — it’s rey.

Sharon: It’s taken all the energy I have to, um, try to keep my emotions and my imagination in check, so I’m sorry, I don’t mean to come across rude.

Adam: No, it’s — it’s fine. I’m praying that mariah will come home soon. Safe and sound.

Sharon: Thank you. And thank you for understanding.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Thank you for the coffee.

Devon: Abby, I did something, and I hope you don’t mind. But I hired my own private investigator. Somebody that worked with amanda on the sutton case, and she was fantastic at tracking that information.

Abby: Thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Stitch: Evening, devon.

Devon: Hey, stitch. I didn’t know you were back in town.

Abby: He just got back tonight. He came to check on us.

Devon: Oh, how nice of you. Aren’t you supposed to be moving back to town to start your job as chief of surgery at memorial?

Stitch: Yeah, well, we’ll see.

Abby: Wait, I thought it was a done deal.

Devon: Yeah, I’m also confused because my cousin, dr. Nate hastings, just started his new job as chief of surgery at memorial.

Stitch: I didn’t want to get into this while you’re dealing with so much, but memorial needed someone who could start right away. I had to be with my son, so i missed out on the position.

Abby: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m happy for nate, but, um — wait, I guess I’m just confused because if you didn’t get the job, then why are you back here?

Stitch: I was worried about you. I had a feeling I needed to see how you were doing. And after learning what’s going on, I’m glad I did.


Abby: Stitch went with me to ask my father for help finding mariah. He put his security team on it right away.

Stitch: Yeah, victor seemed confident they would find her.

Abby: And I just found out that devon hired a private investigator, so between that and the gcpd, it’s like we have our own search and rescue mission going on.

Stitch: It’s a shame chance can’t be here. He’d obviously want to be a part of the search teams if he knew what was happening.

Devon: Oh, there’s a message on the way to him as we speak, so he could show up any day.

Abby: You know, I would love nothing more than to have my husband here with me right now, but in the meantime, knowing that I have friends like the two of you, it means a lot to me. I will never forget how you have been there for me and mariah during this crisis.

Victor: Well, if she’s on a flight or is taking a train, then she bought the ticket under a false name. Well, you let me know as soon as you hear anything. Alright.

[ Sighs ] Have you heard the news?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Rey came to talk to me earlier.

Victor: To question you or what?

Adam: No, I doubt he’s seriously suspicious. He’s just covering his bases. So, um, do you have any idea what’s behind mariah’s disappearance?

Victor: No. No, I don’T. I don’t think it’s for ransom. Have you spoken with sharon?

Adam: Just now. Briefly.

Victor: How’s she doing?

Adam: Not good. No, she’s already been through a lot this year, and I think she’s hanging on by a thread. You think she has a right to be scared?

Victor: I’m gonna be honest with you. I have to tell you that this does not look good at all.

Mariah: Thank god I have you to talk to, bowie. Constant silence is driving me crazy.

[ Sniffles ] Yeah, I bet you hate it, too.

[ Crying ] I bet you miss all that cool music I used to play for you every day. And tessa’s guitar. Oh, my god. What I wouldn’t give to hear her playing that right now. We had such beautiful plans for your birth, you know that?

[ Sniffles ] Did you know that tessa’s music was gonna be playing in the delivery room? Yeah. It was. It was gonna be the first sound you heard when you came into the world. Abby and tessa were gonna be by my side, encouraging me, helping me through the delivery. What if they don’t find us? What if we don’t get out in time? Does this psycho really plan to have me give birth in here? Alone? Oh, god.

[ Sobbing ] Oh, bowie, I don’t know if I can do it.

[ Crying ] What if something goes wrong?

[ Sobbing ]

Next week on

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Lily: Yeah, I’m getting kind of a funny feeling. It’s that feeling I get when i know that you’re hiding something from me.

Sally: I wasn’t gonna share this with you until I was further along with this idea that I’m working on.

Chloe: Which is?

Sally: I’m gonna convince victoria to let me design her wedding dress.

Victor: In our investigation of ashland locke’s past, we may have come up with something that’s potentially very interesting.

Mariah: [ Gasps ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

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[Knock at door]

Nicole: Come in.

Belle: HeY. Sorry to bother you. But I need to discuss a legal matter.

Nicole: Can you talk to brady about it? I’m not in the best mood.

Belle: Actually, it’s not business related. I’m here on behalf of my brother.

Nicole: Eric sent you here about a legal matter?

Belle: Your divorce.

Johnny: Yo, alley cat.

Allie: Oh, my god, johnny!

[Squeals] Oh, my adorable older brother.

Johnny: Older brother?

Allie: Well, you were born seven minutes before I was.

Johnny: Oh, right. Yeah. Well, then, it is great to see you too, baby sister.

Allie: Oh, my god, johnny, I’m so happy you’re home. Ugh.

Claire: You’re back.

Ciara: I am. I came straight from the cabin to come see you.

Claire: My dad told me that you got your memory back.

Ciara: I did.

Claire: I am so happy for you, ciara. And I would say that I’m sorry for helping ben kidnap you, but I’m not. Because I truly believe that you and ben are meant to be together. What i am sorry for is that he took you to that cabin. That would’ve been really traumatic for you, so if you hate me, i–

Ciara: No. Claire, I don’t hate you. I don’t hate you at all. I’m actually incredibly grateful.

Claire: To me?

Ciara: Yeah. I mean, without you, I would’ve never remembered how much i love ben.

[Soft music]


Ben: [Laughs]

[Sighs] Let’s do this.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]


Allie: When did you get here?

Johnny: Yesterday.

Allie: And you didn’t text me?

Johnny: I thought you’d know.

Allie: How?

Johnny: Twin telepathy.

Allie: Right; well, the phone might have been the better option.

Johnny: I thought you liked surpriseS.

Allie: I do, but I would’ve liked to welcome you homE.

Johnny: Mm, yeah. Unlike some people.

Allie: Mm, ej’s not happy you’re here?

Johnny: Ah, you know, same old, same old.

Allie: Right.

Johnny: Did you get a new babysitting gig?

Allie: It’s a permanent one, actually.

Johnny: Oh, hey. Hey, henry. It’s me. I’m your uncle johnnY.

Allie: I cannot believe this is the first time you’re meeting hiM.

Johnny: Yeah, well, it looks like he’s lucky he got my good looks.

Allie: [Groans]

[Henry cooing]

Johnny: [Laughs] Listen to him giggle. Looks like he got my sense of humor toO.

Allie: Are you taking credit for all of my son’s amazing qualities?

Johnny: Well, we both know he didn’t get ’em from his daD. Come herE. Listen, allie, i… I didn’t really get a chance to tell you, but I am so sorry for what that bastard did to you.

Marlena: Oh, my god!

Ben: Hey, dr. Evans.

Marlena: What happened to you?

Ben: Oh, nothing. I’m fine.

John: What’d you do, bust up your knee?

Ben: Oh, it’s my ankle. Ciara did it, actually. Right before she got her memory back.

John: Hey, how about that? I know; belle called last night with the good news.

Ben: Man, I still can’t believe it.

John: Amazing.

Marlena: I’m so excited. I’m so pleased for both of you, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen you quite so happy.

Ben: [Laughs] I am happy. Happier than I thought I’d ever be again, actually. We did it, dr. Evans. We did it.

[Laughter] I got her back.

Claire: So you are happy that you remember your life with ben? I wasn’t sure because you–

Ciara: Because I resisted it with literally everything in mE.

Claire: You were scared.

Ciara: And you were brave. Claire, you spent a night in jail so that ben could have alone time with me. That was amazing. That is so generous and so brave.

Claire: And also kinda selfish. I was hoping that you would remember our friendship toO.

Ciara: Well, I do. I know how much I love ben, and I know how much I love you.

Claire: Really?

Ciara: Yeah. It all came back to me, claire, and I need to say, I am so, so sorry. I was horrible to you. I was a monster.

Claire: It’s not your fault. Ciara, you were stuck in the past.

Ciara: Yeah, but I’m not anymore. I remember now. I remember that you and I were in a good place, and I remember that I forgave you for everything. Now that ben and I are back together, I want the same for us. I want us to be best friends again, claire. I want us to be close like we used to be.

Claire: I would love nothing more.

Shawn: Aw. Well, it’s about time.

Claire: [Laughs]

Nicole: That was fast.

Belle: Well, eric said he didn’t want to drag anything out, and he said nothing’s being contested, but if I’m wrong about that–

Nicole: No. No, you’re not.

Belle: Okay. Well, listen, if you sign off on this, everything will go a lot smoother for both of you. But you should have a lawyer look at that first.

Nicole: I don’t have a lawyer. I’ve just been trying to block this whole thing out. See how well it’s working for me, huh?

Belle: Divorce is a painful process.

Nicole: Thank you for being so diplomatic, belle, but i cheated on your brother with the worst person on the planet, and you probably hate me.

Belle: Well, I’m the last person that should be judging anyone’s marriage. Eric did say that he feels responsible toO.

Nicole: And let’s not forget about the other person who bears some responsibility in all this: Your sister.

Belle: Yeah, I did suspect she had something to do with xander’s big announcement at your party, but hey, you got her back, right?

Nicole: You heard about that.

Belle: Mm. That ej knows now about sami’s infidelity and their marriage is over too? Yeah, I hearD. And she probably got what she deserved. You know what they say. Payback’s a bitcH.

Ej: And so is samantha.

Allie: It’s just painful to be

Johnny: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that.

Allie: It’s just painful to be reminded of how henry was– how he came to be.

Johnny: UnderstandablE. It was dumb of me to even bring up henry’s father at all. I’m sorry.

Allie: No, it’s okay. I mean, it’s something I have to learn to deal with. Especially as henry grows up. At some point, he’s gonna need to know the trutH. He’ll need to know who his father was.

Johnny: Yeah. Yeah. But I’m sure when the time comes, you’re gonna handle that like a pro. And, you know, as long as henry knows that he’s loved, right?

Allie: RighT.

Johnny: And I want you to know how proud I am of you. For being such a great mom. For how hard you’ve worked to move past what happened to you.

Allie: Thank you. That means a lot. Ugh, but enough about me. Enough about my life. I wanna hear about you. Tell me everything.

Johnny: UH…

Ej: Apologies, belle.

Belle: For calling my sister a bitch? Listen, like I said the other day, I love my sister, but there’s a reason everyone calls her hurricane sami. You know, she blows in, destroys everything, and then leaves a mess for all of us to clean up.

Nicole: Did she ask you to do that?

Belle: No. Not this time, surprisingly. Equally surprisingly, she texted me last night and said she was leaving town because she needed time alone.

Ej: Well, here’s hoping she stays away for a good long while. Forever works for me.

Belle: Well, okay. I’ve gotta run.

Nicole: And I’ll look over this paperwork, and I’ll get it back to you as soon as I can.

Belle: Yeah, that sounds gooD. All right, goodbye, you twO.

Ej: What sort of paperwork?

Nicole: None of your business.

Ej: I’m the ceo of your parent company.

Nicole: Co-ceo. And it has nothing to do with basic black. It’s personal.

Ej: I see.

Nicole: How can i help you, ej?

Ej: You already have. You told me the truth about my wife and her ex-husband.

Nicole: And I ruined your marriagE.

Ej: Mm. My marriage was a farce. Thanks to you, I’ve ended it. And I’m very gratefuL.

Shawn: Wow, you have no idea how great it is to see the two of you like this.

Claire: We’re friends again.

Ciara: Best friends.

Shawn: And I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Let’s do a celebratory lunch. Come on. Anywhere you wanna go.

Ciara: I would love to, but i actually have to go meet ben. He went to marlena’s to share our good news.

Shawn: Rain check, then?

Ciara: Yeah, you got it. I love you.

Claire: I love you too.

Ciara: Oh, I love you, claire. I love you too, big brotheR.

Shawn: I love you. Bye.

Ciara: All right.

Shawn: I’ll see you.

Ciara and claire: Bye.

Shawn: Wow; I mean, seems like everything’s back to normal again, right?

Claire: Yeah, not exactly.

Shawn: What do you mean?

Claire: I didn’t wanna say anything in front of ciara. She was so happy. But…

Shawn: Honey, but what?

Claire: Uh…

Belle: What’s going on?

Shawn: Uh, I don’t know. It seems like claire has something she wants to tell us.

Claire: Yeah, I dO. Mom, dad, I’m leaving salem.

Allie: So what’s the latest?

Johnny: I am working on a new project. An independent film. I’m looking for investors.

Allie: Johnny, that’s amazing.

Johnny: Yeah, thank you for saying that. Some people think it’s a joke, so…

Allie: Mm. People like your dad?

Johnny: He said, and I quote, “no son of mine will waste his time on something so frivolous.”

Allie: That’s not cooL.

Johnny: And totally disrespectful, right?

Allie: Yeah.

Johnny: So anyway, he’s not gonna help me, but I figured I’d ask mom and see if she wanted to back me, but looks like I just missed her.

Allie: Well, you heard about what happened with her and your dad, right?

Johnny: Oh, yeah. That was the first thing he told me. Ah, what a mess.

Allie: I went to see ej yesterday to try and remind him how much mom loves him, but he shut me down.

Johnny: Well, thank you for trying. Where is mom, anyway?

Allie: I’m actually not sure. I was worried because she had this big blowout with your dad and then none of us could reach her, but she texted last night and let us know she was fine. I guess she just needed to get out of town for a little.

Johnny: I’ll give her a call.

Allie: Actually, I don’t know if you shoulD. She said she needed some alone time.

Johnny: Mom?

Allie: I know. Not like her at all.

Johnny: YeaH.

Allie: But I can relate to feeling overwhelmed and needing spacE. And mom’s life was completely blown apart.

Johnny: Yeah.

Nicole: I assume you spoke with sami.

Ej: Oh, yes, and I told her I never want to see her agaiN.

Nicole: Well, that must’ve been painful.

Ej: Not at all. And perhaps it sounds callous, but looking on the bright side, I feel rather liberated. From living under the delusion that my wife still loves mE. Had you not given me that letter, I’d have continued on being the clueless cuckold, and samantha would’ve taken her dirty little secret to the gravE. For all I know, she and lucas might’ve continued having their affair behind my back, so i assure you, nicole, I am happy that the truth is out. Very happy.

Nicole: That’s a crock, and you know iT.

Belle: So you’re moving to south africa?

Shawn: With theo?

Claire: No, not with hiM. I’m going to be working for him and jj.

Belle: Okay, let’s just back up for a second. So they just, out of nowhere, offered you a job?

Claire: Okay, so their social media guy quit unexpectedly, so I volunteered to step in. Because I live for social media and I’m good at it and I’m familiar with their brand, so i can jump right in. Look, I think this is gonna be really fun and challenging, and I’m really excited about iT.

Shawn: I mean, it does sound like a good fit. But I don’t understand. I mean, you and ciara just became friends again.

Belle: Wait, they did?

Shawn: Yeah. I walked in here and they were hugging. It was beautiful. Claire, I–I mean, you’ve waited a long time for a moment like that. I’d think that you would want more, wouldn’t you?

Claire: Yeah, of course I dO.

Belle: Yeah, so do I. So do we all.

Shawn: I mean, can’t you–is there any way that you could do the job remotely?

Claire: No, I already asked theo, and he said it doesn’t work like that. I have to go to johannesburg with him.

Belle: When?

Claire: Today.

John: Hey.

Ciara: Hey.

John: You remember me?

Ciara: I sure dO. Hi.

John: Welcome home, ciara.

Ciara: Oh, thank yoU. So good to see you. And I remember this guy over here too.

Ben: Ah, thank god.

Marlena: We are so thrilled for both of yoU.

Ciara: Marlena, I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given ben. You were there for him when i couldn’t be, and i’m very grateful for that.

Marlena: It was my pleasure.

Ciara: And I know that ben wanted to come by and express his gratitude in person, but he should really get home now so that he can rest that little ankle of his.

Ben: Well, not just yet. There’s one thing I have to do first.

Ciara: Um, ben? What are you doing? Babe, you need those.

Ben: Not for this one.

Ciara: What–

Ben: I know that last time i did this, I said it was gonna be the only time. But I thank god that I get to do it again. Ciara alice brady, will you marry me?

Ciara: Where did you get that, ben weston?

Ben: Well, you mentioned it was in your purse, so I kind of swiped it when you weren’t looking.

Ciara: You sneaky, sneaky man.

Ben: I’m also in a little bit of pain down here, so an answer would be great.

Ciara: Oh, my god, yes, ben. Yes, of course i will marry you.

[Both laugh]

Ben: Oh! I love you so much.

Ciara: I love you too.

Ben: Guess what.

Ciara: Hmm.

Ben: Dr. Evans agreed to do the ceremony.

Ciara: Wow.

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: That’s wonderful. So should we go home and start planning a date?

Ben: Well, I actually was thinking, maybe we could do it right now. If that’s cool with yoU.

Marlena: Oh, that’s plenty cool with me. We could any time you like. Even right now.

Ben: We do want it right now, right?

Ciara: We definitely, definitely do.

Claire: I thought that– I thought you’d be happy for mE.

Belle: Oh, honey, no, we are. This could be a great opportunity. It’s just…a lot to take in.

Shawn: Listen, we know how much you care about theo. We know how bad you feel that he was hurt, but, claire, are you sure you’re not doing this out of guilt?

Claire: I’m very sure. It’s time for me to commit to something that I really care about. And for once, I don’t mean a guy or a stupid beauty contest. This is a real job.

Belle: Halfway around the world.

Claire: You moved halfway around the world for work.

Belle: Yeah, it’s true. Are you really ready?

Claire: I used to be scared to be on my own. I’d worry that I wouldn’t be able to control my insecurities or my jealousy. But I don’t feel like that anymore. I feel confident, and making peace with ciara just– it’s given me even more courage. Look, I really, really wanna do this. Can you please support me?

Shawn: Look, of course we can.

Belle: We believe in you, baby.

Claire: Thank you.

Shawn: We’re gonna miss you.

Claire: Yeah.


[Sighs] I wanna say goodbye to grandma marlena and grandpa john, ’cause this is all happening so quickly.

Belle: Yeah. Well, we’ll go with you.

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, we wanna spend every second we can with you until you leave.

Ej: You think my happiness is a crock.

Nicole: Ej, I know you. I was married to you, and you did this to me back then.

Ej: [Scoffs] Did what, exactly?

Nicole: Hid how you really feel.

Ej: Let me see if I follow. It’s recently come to my attention that my wife is a lying slut. I’ve expressed relief at knowing the truth and consequently ended my marriage. How is that hiding how i really feel?

Nicole: That’s not what I meant, but–

Ej: Allow me to try again. It’s recently come to my attention that my wife is a cheating slut. She cheated on me twice, that she’ll admit to, and it wasn’t a drunken mistake with a random stranger or a one-time slip-up that she instantly regretted and came clean about. It was a repeated betrayal with a man who’s never stopped lusting after her, never stopped insinuating himself into her life. Well, guess what, darling. That whore is done making a fool of me. Is that still hiding how i really feel?

Nicole: You’re angry.

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Of course you’re angry. But underneath that anger is pain.

Ej: Oh, I believe our session is done now, dr. Freud.

Nicole: No, you see, you’re doing it again. You’re deflecting. You’re dodging. Because you feel if you admit that you’re suffering that people would see you as weak.

Ej: I’ve spent the last several years suffering and never tried to hide it.

Nicole: Right. The physical part, yes, of course you can’t hide that, but I am talking about emotional suffering. And you always hid that behind your rage. And yes, of course you seem like a very strong person on the outside, but inside, there’s pain there, like there is right now. And I know you. You would do anything not to have to deal with it. Trust me, I can relate. But ej, you should deal with it. You should face it head-on. Because if you don’t, it just might eat you up alive.

Ben: John.

John: Yeah.

Ben: Will you be our witness?

John: Hell yeah!

Ben: Oh, my man! Then we have everything we need.

Ciara: Shall we meet you at the church?

Marlena: Yes, or we could do it right here.

Ciara: Really?

Marlena: I’m ready whenever you are.

Ciara: I am definitely ready.

Ben: I am more than ready.

John: Well, then, let’s just get this show on the road. People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes

Ciara: I am so happy you guys are here. Ben and I have some amazing news.

Claire: So do I.

Ben: Well, you go first.

Claire: I’m moving to south africa.

Ben and ciara: What?

Claire: I’m going to work for theo and jj.

Ciara: Why didn’t you tell me this when I saw you earlier?

Claire: I was just so happy that you and ben were and that we were friends again, I didn’t wanna ruin the moment, but now, it’s time for me to say goodbye.

Marlena: Goodbye?

Belle: Claire is moving to south africa.

Claire: I got an amazing job opportunity.

John: I don’t like that. When are you leaving?

Claire: As soon as I pack my bags.

John: What?

Claire: Yeah.

Ciara: But claire, I just got you back.

Claire: I know, and I am gonna miss you all so much, but I know that this is the right choice for me.

Shawn: As hard as it is for us to see her go, this is definitely a positive choice, so we support you all the way.

John: Yeah, yeah, of course we do. It’s just, what am I gonna do without my little claire bear?

Claire: Oh, grandpa, it’s not forever. And south africa, it’s not that far away.

[Laughter] You can come visit me.

Marlena: We will visit you. Of course we will.

Claire: I’m so sorry to dump this on you. It’s so sudden. I wish that there was a way to make this easier.

Ciara: Actually, there is. Would you please take care of theo for me? Like I said, I feel horrible for hurting him, and it would be really good for him to have an amazing friend like you around.

Claire: Of course. Of course.

Ciara: And there’s one more thing. I was thinking you could finally be my maid of honor.

Claire: I would love that, but I just–I don’t know if I’ll be able to fly back for the wedding.

Ciara: Well, there’s no need for that because ben and I are getting married right now.

[Laughter] Yeah.

Claire: Are you serious?

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: We’re very serious, and we would love it if you all stayed. If that’s cool with dr. Evans.

Marlena: Absolutely. We’d love it.

Belle: Oh, we’d be honored. This is so exciting!

Ciara: Claire, you’re already my bff. Will you be my moh?

[Laughter]Iara: Am

Allie: You are just as stubborn as your dad. There’s no way he can make you do something you don’t wanna do. Now, can we please talk about what really matters?

Johnny: And what is that?

Allie: Your love life, duh.

Johnny: [Laughs] Well, who says I have one?

Allie: Please; I know you are leaving a trail of broken hearts all throughout europe. Is there anyone special?

Johnny: I don’t have a girlfriend, if that’s what you’re asking.

Allie: Okay.

Johnny: But I did just meet somebody that I’m definitely interested in getting to know better.

Allie: Ooh. Who is she?

[Cell phone rings] One second. Oh, it’s ben weston.

Johnny: The necktie killer?

Allie: He’s not like that anymore.

Johnny: What, he’s not murdering people? He strangled our brother!

Allie: Just chill. Hi.

Ciara: Hey, allie. It’s ciara. I had to call you from ben’s phone because you still have mine.

Allie: I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry about everything.

Ciara: It’s fine. It’s actually more than fine. It’s wonderful. Things all turned out for the best.

Allie: Yeah, my dad told me you got your memory back.

Ciara: Mm, I did. I did. And I will tell you all about that later, but I really, really need my phone right now. Do you wanna come over to your grandma marlena’s to give it to me?

Allie: Sure. Yeah. I’ll be right over.

Ciara: Awesome. See you soon.

Johnny: Please tell me you’re not going to see ben weston.

Allie: That was ciara.

Johnny: Huh?

Allie: I don’t have time to explain right now. But we are gonna catch up later, because I wanna hear all about this girl.

Johnny: Well, there’s not much to tell. Not yet, at least.

Allie: Regardless, I need to let her know she’s in big trouble.

Johnny: [Laughs] My nunormal?

Ej: What’s important to me is this company. As I told chad, the subject of my now defunct marriage is closed. I’m turning my full attention to dimera.

Nicole: Don’t say i didn’t try.

Ej: Mm. I wish my son would.

Nicole: Your son?

Ej: Mm-hmm. Johnny’s back in town. I asked him to come work for me. He asked me for money.

Nicole: Money? For what?

Ej: He wants me to finance his independent film. Rather than embrace his legacy, he wants to make a silly little picture. Maybe you should talk to him.

Nicole: Me?

Ej: You were his stepmother. He was always fond of you. Just tell him this is a wonderful place to work. Your womanly charms could just do the trick.

Nicole: “Trick”? Please tell me you are not trying to pimp me out to your son.

Johnny: The heck is a sweet bits?

Chanel: Hey, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.


Allie: What is this, like, a family meeting or something?

Ciara: It’s actually more like a wedding.

Allie: Who’S…you and ben? Right now? Is that why you needed your phone?

Ciara: Bingo.

Ben: Tell me you are staying for the wedding, right?

Allie: Of course, yes. But should I run home and change or find someone to watch henry?

Ciara: No, that adorable little boy is staying, and as far as the dress code, well, ben and I are kinda going for last-minute chic.

[Laughter] Yep.

Claire: You know what? That could go viral.

Allie: [Laughs] Can you believe this? They’re getting married.

Ben: That’s because of you two. Thank you, seriously. Ciara and I, we wouldn’t be together right now if you two hadn’t gone out on a limb to help me the way that you did, so thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Ciara: From the bottom of both of our hearts.

Ben: But mostly mine.


Ciara: And claire is going to be my maid of honor.

Allie: Oh, my god.

Claire: I hope you don’t think I’m taking your place.

Allie: What? No. Of course not. I’m just–I’m so happy you guys are friends again and you guys are back together. It just feels like everything is the way it’s supposed to be.

Ben: Well, everybody’s here. I say we get this party started.

[Laughter] Truthfully, it’s frustrating to see how fast dust reappears.

Ej: I’d never pimp you out to anyone. I just thought you’d have better luck with johnny than I’ve had.

Nicole: Well, whether I would or wouldn’t, I’m just really not interested in coming between you and your son. Okay? And just fyi, I predict that if you keep telling your son not to pursue his dream, he will defy you and go after it with a vengeance.

Ej: I shouldn’t have asked you to get involved. After all, I’ve learned if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. One way or another, I will bring my son around.

Johnny: Sono molto contento di rivederti, carissima.

Chanel: Back at you, giovanni.


Johnny: You know this place?

Chanel: It’s actually my bakery.

Johnny: Really?

Chanel: Mm-hmm.

Johnny: Well then, I would love to sample some of your sweet bits.

Chanel: I’m sure you would.

[Both laugh] But we’re not open yet. So how about we do lunch first?

Johnny: Andiamo.

[Pachelbel’s “canon in d”]


Ciara: [Laughs]

Marlena: [Sighs] The groom has asked me to keep this short and sweet, and so i will do my best. We are gathered here today to join this man, benjamin oliver weston, and this woman, ciara alice brady, in holy matrimony.

Ben: With all due respect, dr. Evans, do you think maybe we could just…

Marlena: Get on with it?

Ben: Yeah.


Ciara: I’m fine with that. I actually remember everything we said to each other last time, and I don’t think we need to say it again. I remember saying that our life would not be perfect.

Ben: Mm.

Ciara: Man, that was an understatement.

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: But when people are as connected as we are, heart, body, mind, and soul, you really can get through anything. And you knew that. And you never gave up on me.

Ben: I never will. You also remember when I told you that your love fixed me?

Ciara: Mm-hmm.

Ben: Well, when you and i were apart, I was shattered. But even on my darkest days, I felt your love. And that’s what gave me the hope to know that one day, you would come back to me and I would be whole again. And it happened. It’s happening. We are together. And I am completely healed.

Ciara: Well, except for your ankle.

Ben: Except for my ankle.

[Laughter] Dr. Evans, take us home, please.


Marlena: Do you, ciara, take ben to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish all the days of your life?

Ciara: I do.

Marlena: And do you, ben, take ciara to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish all the days of your life?

Ben: I do.

Marlena: Do we have the rings?

Ben: Yes.

Marlena: Ben, I’m gonna ask you to place ciara’s ring on her finger and repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.”

Ben: [Sighs] With this ring… I thee wed.

Marlena: Ciara, place the ring on ben’s finger. Repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.”

Ciara: With this ring, I thee wed.

Marlena: All right. It is my great pleasure to pronounce that you are husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.


John: It’s about time.

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Steffy: That was quick.

Finn: I didn’t even get through one page and Kelly fell asleep.

Steffy: Well, the beach definitely wore her out.

Finn: Her? I’m exhausted. Can you tell me again why I suggested tag?

Steffy: Yeah, I know. That girl can run.

Finn: I think she’ll be a future track star.

Steffy: Just think. When Hayes gets older and they’re both gonna be running around, we’re really gonna be tired.

Finn: Hmm. Well, see, that’s the beauty of having two–they can chase each other and we can watch in the distance, hand in hand.

[Glasses chime]

Steffy: I like the way you think.

Finn: Happy?

Steffy: I am. I just… I just wish, um…

Finn: Hmm. That… someone else, anyone else, was my birth mother?

[Knocking on door]

Jack: Sheila.

Sheila: Jack. How’d you find me?

Jack: Doesn’t matter.

Sheila: What do you want?

Jack: You need to leave town. Tonight.

Quinn: Somehow, um, Eric found it in his heart to forgive me. He says he loves me. He doesn’t want the marriage to end. He says he wants me back.

Carter: Be with him, Quinn. Go home. I want this for you. I know Eric can give you a wonderful, fulfilling life.

Eric: Hey. Back where it belongs. More importantly… so are you.

Quinn: Hmm.

Eric: Hmm.

Eric: A part of me was afraid that you might, uh– you might turn me down.

Quinn: Turn down one of your martinis? Have I ever?

Eric: [Chuckles] No, uh, turn down coming home. I was afraid maybe enough time had passed that you had decided to move on. But I should’ve known that you wanted our marriage to survive just as much as I did. To us.

Quinn: To us.

[Glasses chime]

Sheila: I know you’re upset, but you can’t just order me to leave.

Jack: Why would you stay? Nobody wants you here. It’s not like you’ll ever have a relationship with Finn or Hayes. Steffy made that clear.

Sheila: Well, maybe it’s not gonna be up to Steffy.

Jack: Well, I’m saying it, too. Stay away from Finn, from all of them. I knew you were trouble years ago, that much was clear. But after what I heard from the Forresters, there’s no place for you in my son’s life, Sheila. None.

Steffy: I don’t want to dwell on Sheila. I don’t want to obsess about her. But she’s related to you. And to our son.

Finn: It’s okay… if you are obsessing. I mean, it makes sense. The things that she’s done, I can only imagine how shocking it was to find out the woman that terrorized your family and took so much from you… turns out to be your mother-in-law?

Steffy: Hmm.

Eric: The only good thing about being here alone is that I’ve been playing a lot of piano. I got out a lot of music, most of which I cannot play. But this, um, is a bunch of old songs. I’m gonna play one of them for you.

Quinn: Ooh!

Eric: Yeah, I think you’ll like it. It’s a nice old song. Older than I am.

Quinn: Oh, ho.

Eric: But then all this stuff is.

Quinn: [Chuckles]

[Eric begins playing]

đŸŽ¶đŸŽ” I’ll be loving you always with a love that’s true always when the things you’ve planned need a helping hand
I will understand it always always days may not be fair always that’s when I’ll be there always not for just an hour
not for just a day not for just a year but always đŸŽ¶đŸŽ”

[Quinn hits last note, laughs]

Quinn: Oh, that was beautiful. I wish I could play like you. I wish I could…carry a tune even just to let you know how happy I am to be home.

Eric: I can see that. I can see that in your eyes.

Quinn: You can?

Eric: Yeah. I think I’ve been married to you long enough to know what you’re feeling inside just by looking at you.

Quinn: Then I guess what you see is my commitment and my devotion. And it won’t waver. Ever again.

Finn: I was just so thrilled. I assumed you all would be too. But, the looks on your faces… [Chuckles]

Steffy: Sheila knew how we were gonna react. That’s what you need to understand. She knew and she didn’t care. She wanted to disrupt our day.

Finn: She didn’t intend on interacting with any of you. All right? She said she wanted to leave, that she just wanted to make sure that… I knew she loved me.

Steffy: I know you want to believe her. I understand, but… you have to realize all the heartache she’s caused me and my family. Babe, please stay as far away from Sheila as possible. For all our sakes.

Sheila: Finn’s an adult. He can make his own decisions as to who he wants to allow in his life.

Jack: He’s a good man, Sheila. Honest and caring. I won’t let you take advantage of that. Especially now that he knows the truth.

Sheila: Wait, the truth?

Jack: You need to do yourself a favor. Do us all a favor and leave.

Sheila: And what if I don’t want to go?

Jack: Do the right thing for your son, and get as far away from him as possible. You knew that was the right thing for the baby, didn’t you?

Sheila: So much has changed.

Jack: Not this! You’re not interfering in my son’s life, in his family. I won’t have it.

Quinn: Oh, no, no, no. Am I boring you?

Eric: My wonderful Quinn, you are many, many things. You are never boring.

Quinn: [Chuckles]

Eric: I’m sorry. Been a long day.

Quinn: Hmm.

Eric: It’s been a wonderful day.

Quinn: It certainly has. And I think I know… the perfect way to end it. I’m gonna head upstairs and…get ready for bed. Care to join me? Hmm?

Eric: Yeah. I’ll be up shortly.

Quinn: Okay.

Eric: I, uh– I’m so glad we did not give up on us.

Quinn: [Sighs] I was afraid I was gonna have to. I was preparing for a very different life. But a life without you? Hmm. No. This is where I’m supposed to be.

Finn: I have to admit, it is pretty painful, knowing that I came from someone who caused so much harm.

Steffy: Yeah, I don’t throw the word “evil” around lightly, but… I’m sorry. I know you had high hopes.

Finn: I did. Don’t worry about me. I mean, not all dreams are supposed to come true, right? I’m really gonna be fine. Let’s focus on us– our marriage and our family and our future together.

Steffy: A future that doesn’t involve Sheila. There’s no room for her here. Never will be.

Sheila: Telling me what I can and cannot do? It’s not a smart idea.

Jack: Neither is interfering with my son and his family.

Sheila: I adhered to the adoption agreement, and I kept silent about who I was, but I don’t need to be silent anymore. Now that I’ve met Finn, I can have a relationship with my son the way that it should be.

Jack: Over my dead body.

Sheila: I don’t see why it needs to come to that.

Jack: [Laughs] Was that a threat?

Sheila: You’re the one that’s been threatening me, telling me to get out of town.

Jack: Stay away from Finn, you hear me? From his wife. From his child.

Sheila: You don’t think I know why you’re really here, panicking, lashing out?

Jack: What father wouldn’t be panicking? Learning some psychopath is worming her way into his son’s life?

Sheila: Is that really why you panicked? Huh. Or was it the look on your lovely wife’s face, that hurt expression, when ridge was questioning you about me when he was berating you for keeping quiet? It was a good cover, though. I knew she was involved. I just didn’t know as to what extent. Please.

Jack: Cover? No, Sheila. That was the truth.

Sheila: You know what? Half-truths are still lies, Jack. And you didn’t have the guts to say what you were really thinking, did you? The reason you have kept quiet about me all these years.

Quinn: Eric. Eric, sweetheart. I’ve been waiting. Sleep well, my love.

Carter: I hold on to what you’ve given me, Quinn, but you don’t need me to tell you what you need to do.

Quinn: So this is goodbye? Carter, I love you.

Carter: I love you, too.

Eric: [Sighs]

Steffy: I warned you. We all warned you. [Chuckles]

Finn: You did, and I laughed it off. I thought there is no way an infant could be as tiring as med school.

Steffy: Lesson learned. Your wife is right about everything.

Finn: [Chuckles]

Steffy: Not just about parenting. Everything.

Finn: I learned that a long time ago. I always listen to my wife.

Steffy: Especially when it comes to Sheila, all the danger she poses.

Finn: Including Sheila. I won’t let her hurt us. I promise you. I won’t let anyone or anything hurt our family.

Sheila: Yeah, your wife seemed pretty upset that you didn’t tell her about me. Imagine how she’d feel if she found out there was so much to know, so much more. The embarrassment that I could have caused you, I think a little gratitude is warranted.

Jack: All right. Tell you what. You disappear, never contact Finn again, and I’ll send you a “thank you” note, maybe some flowers.

Sheila: Oh. Just like old times. You know, don’t pretend that you’ve forgotten. You used to go to the hospital to see your wife and catch my eye. You kissed on the cheek and not five minutes later, you’d be taking me into the supply closet.

Jack: Stop.

Sheila: You would feign disappointment when she had a double shift to pull. Remember that?

Jack: I said stop.

Sheila: But in reality– Li seems like a good woman.

Jack: Yeah.

Sheila: Very kind and devoted. I really wonder how devoted she would be if she found out that her husband got another woman pregnant and then convinced her to adopt his bastard son.

Jack: You wouldn’t do that.

Sheila: You have no idea what I would do, what I’m capable of. You don’t tell me to leave town. You don’t tell me you’re going to the Forresters. In fact, you don’t tell me anything. I’m the one calling the shots. You understand that? I kept your dirty little secret. I protected you. I stayed away from my son. But no more. Now that he’s in my life, I’m not going anywhere. Don’t you dare try to come between me and my son. Don’t you do it. Because if you do, if you try, you’re gonna regret it.

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how’s josslyn? Nikolas cassadine is a self-absorbed jerk. There’s no question about that. Fortunately, everything at wyndemere was a false alarm. Josslyn’s fine. I’m glad I went, but I’m sorry I missed the meeting. So did you guys come to a conclusion? It’s a good thing you did miss it. It gave me a chance to see exactly where we stand with the five families. Okay, where is that? We’re in trouble. The first time I saw you, I knew you were someone special.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, please. The first time you saw me, I was running into the savoy covered in fake blood. Exactly — I saw you drenched in blood and I thought, “wow, that is someone who I have to get to know better.” Well, how’s that going for you? What I know, I like… and I’d like to know more. Nikolas [Sighs] You are my son, but you are a father now — you’re a parent. And tonight, you chose to terrorize your own son to make a point. I honestly believed that spencer was ava’s stalker. A-and if he could do those horrible things to us — you were going to give him a taste of his own medicine.

[ Sighs ] My worst fears are coming true. What’s that? That you are finally becoming a cassadine through and through. Portia: This is unspeakably cruel. Who would set your car on fire and leave your daughter’s id badge? Honey, I’m so sorry you’re going through this. If you need something to help you sleep, I can prescribe something f– no, no. Absolutely not. I need to stay alert. I can’t afford to let my guard down at all. You have a bodyguard. A lot of good that did me tonight. There is a psychopath out there. Someone is leaving reminders of the daughter I lost and threatening the one I’ve got left. Would you like to see our signature drink menu? No, I like my misery straight up. A double whiskey, neat.

[ Indistinct conversations ] We’re not on the run

anymore, jason.

Things are

different now.

Yeah, I know. And if I need to pretend

to get through it,

if that helps me,

then that’s what I’m gonna do.


[ Scoffs ]

That is so you.

[ Chuckles ]

To just listen

and absorb and accept.

[ Chuckles,

claps hands ]

I’ve missed that. Amy: So, I’m having this long, involved conversation with pirate, and I’m doing his voice.

[ Light laughter ] You’re talking to your dog? Deanna: She talks for her dog. Oh. Please tell me no one can hear you. Amy: I left the door-cam app open, and the delivery guy heard every word. So, I open the door, and, of course, pirate is standing right next to me. And the guy acts all disappointed and says, “isn’t he a little small to be a pirate? I was expecting a german shepherd.”

[ Laughter ] The families think that we’re isolated and that we’re vulnerable. Are we? We’re definitely isolated. But we’re nowhere near as vulnerable as they want to believe, and we can use that. How? Well, we let them think they’re winning, that we’ll do anything to avoid conflict because we’re not strong enough to keep what’s ours. How do we convince them?

[ Sighs ] We get married. As soon as we can schedule it.

Psst! Psst! All good okay, I understand getting married because of mob politics. That’s why I married sonny the first time. Right, so you couldn’t testify against him. That’s why I married him the fourth time. Although, sonny was lying. He was just trying to stop me from marrying jax. But that’s not the point. Okay, so, what — what’s the point? The point is, I thought we were getting married to show the families that we’re a united front, that they can’t divide and conquer us. And now you’re telling me we’re doing it to make them think that we’re weak?

[ Sighs ] We’re doing it to comply with their ultimatum. Which is? Which is to marry you… …or eliminate you. They ordered you to kill me? I would never let that happen. Why name your dog “pirate”? Amy: He has a dark patch of fur over one eye. Also, it sounds dark and romantic and adventurous, even though he mostly resembles a dust mop.

[ Laughter ] Well, this is definitely the party table.

[ Laughs ] Dr. Westbourne. We’re all off the clock, so “britt’s” fine. Since when? Bobbie. It’s great to have you back on staff. It’s still “nurse spencer.” Right. Well [Sighs] It’s good to see you all letting off some steam.

[ Chuckles ] Relaxation after a hard day at gh is chief of staff approved. We know. Chief terry is the one who suggested this outing. Co-chief terry. You know, it’s really nice having someone in a position of authority treat the staff like people and not flunkies. No one could ever mistake you for a flunky, nurse baldwin. Everything about you screams… competent. I think the word you’re looking for is “gifted.” Well , getting the competentand the gifted together was definitely a great idea. Thanks. I felt we could all use some time where we didn’t have to think about work. I hear you. I have definitely had a day myself.

[ Clears throat ] Epiphany, I haven’t had an opportunity to welcome you back. Was it hard to leave a sandy beach to return to gh?

[ Laughs ] Not as hard as being demoted from head nurse. But I guess you know a little something about how that feels now. Indeed I do. Well, you all enjoy your evening. Amy: What was that? Epiphany: The nerve. Portia, I’m so sorry I snapped at you. I know you’re trying to help. Ava, listen to me. You have nothing to apologize for. You had your car set on fire by some psychopath who planted kiki’s badge there. On top of everything else that you’ve been going through, frankly, I-I think it’s a miracle that you are handling things as well as you are.

[ Sighs ] Which is not at all. I disagree.

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Hi, dr. Collins. Hi — hi, kevin. Ava, I’m glad you’re still here. You okay? Well, my car was set on fire. Yeah, nikolas told me. I spoke to the firemen, and they’re certain that it was done on purpose. Luckily, the car was the only casualty — that and my nerves, of course. What about you and laura? Tell me that you got to wyndemere before nikolas did anything stupid. I am a cassadine, mother. I can’t change that. I’m not talking about your dna. I’m talking about the kind of man you’re becoming. You know, when I think back to the man who raised spencer — my god, you never left his bedside when he was so horribly burned in that fire. That’s the nikolas that I know. That’s — that’s still me. And I want to believe that — I really, really do, but… I’m losing faith in you.

[ Sighs ] I’ve seen little glimmers of that man, but it seems to me every time you take one step forward into the light, you take two giant steps backwards into darkness. I like you, too.

[ Laughs ] Are you sure? Anyway, you’re not as bad as I thought at first… victor. Oh, come on. I have done my penance for that. Walking around with “kick me” in sunscreen on my back.

[ Laughs ] Shouldn’t you rejoin your family? Your grandmother looked really worried about you. Not just yet. Can’t we just stay out here? In a perfect world, we could stay out here all night, but… oh, no, no, no, no, no. No “buts.” Come on, take it back. But I’m not offering you advice, okay? Okay, even if it comes out sounding like that.

[ Sighs ] There was a time where I wasn’t really getting along with my mom and I didn’t want to talk to her. But a friend told me I should at least hear her out. I thought that was ava. Ava said something similar, but my friend said it first. Your friend sounds like a real punk.

[ Chuckles ] Whatever. Well, I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m not sure many people can. No, nobody tells spencer cassadine what to do. Except his grandmother?

[ Chuckles ] Except his grandmother.

[ Laughs ] Well, I just want you to know… that you’re not alone, and I’m here if you need me. Actually, I was starting to think that… if you go with me, I might actually be able to face my father. Esme: Not so fast. Just where do you think you’re going without me?

So, t-tell me what happened at wyndemere. Please, uh — uh, tell me that you and laura were able to talk some sense into nikolas. Unfortunately, nikolas had set his plan into motion long before laura and I arrived. Oh, no. What did he do? You know, right now, I’m really more concerned about how you’re feeling. It’s that bad, huh? Like I said, why don’t we just focus on you? Ava, you’ve been under severe and persistent stress. And you are managing to bear up under that stress very well. But it’s taking a toll. I’m just — it’s so confusing, you know? For a while, the threat, it — it seemed to have passed. But now… and it isn’t just the car, kevin. They also left this. What kind of monster taunts someone with the memory of their murdered daughter? Oh, my god, your face. So, I guess you two know each other. You might say that. So, spence, who’s your friend? Esme, I’d like — I’d like to introduce you to trina robinson. Trina, meet esme prince. The girlfriend. I’m sure he’s told you all about me. Laura: Ever since you got back to port charles, I’ve been trying to guide you down a better path.

[ Sighs ] But you’re not listening to me. I am. You didn’t listen to me when I told you not to get involved with cyrus renault. I returned his mother. You traded her for what you wanted. Alexis’ safety. My point is, you were willing to use a fragile old woman to your advantage. Because she was better off as carly and jason’s hostage? She was safe there. She was happy. Ah, that’s one hell of a rationalization. What? From a man who pretended to stab his own child — and who apparently doesn’t see anything wrong with it. The fact that you are willing to plot against your own son for any reason makes me think I should stop trying to save you. It’s already too late.

[ Indistinct conversations ] After that warm welcome, I figured you could use another. Oh, a pity shot?

[ Scoffs ] By the way, thanks for having my back back there. What was i supposed to say? What can I get you? Uh, let’s do six german chocolate cake shots for the table, and we’ll have two of what she was having. Uh, anything that I drink goes on my tab. Anything you say.

[ Laughter ] I wonder what terry and britt are talking about. Oh, that would be none of our business, amy. Oh. I respectfully disagree. I mean, terry and britt are co-chiefs. How they handle each other directly affects our — our work environment. Thank you. Look, I will treat dr. Westbourne respectfully when we’re in the hospital. And when we’re not at the hospital? Oh, I won’t be pulling any punches.

[ Laughter ] That’s what I want to hear. Okay, but has anyone told you that while you were gone, cyrus renault tried to have britt killed? And jason morgan saved her life. And in the process, got shot himself, and britt saved his life. Well, I heard something about that, but I figured that, you know, britt’s role had been greatly exaggerated. Well, not according to my daughter. Carly confirmed britt did save jason’s life. Mm, maybe people can change. I gotta say, seeing you like this is really taking the fun out of watching you suffer. Sorry to disappoint. Actually, you should be proud of yourself. You went up to a table full of people you’ve alienated and tried to connect with them. That was a good thing. If you saw me making an effort, why didn’t you invite me to join you? They would have accepted it coming from you. The gh staff is clearly team terry. Because it wasn’t my invitation to extend. You and i are a team now, but I can’t make people like you.

I have to ask… given what happened tonight with kiki’s badge, do you still believe that my brother is behind this somehow? Do you?

[ Sighs ] Since we found out he was communicating with people outside prison… …I don’t know. But ever since he was diagnosed as a locked-in… then I would say no. No way. But I have to admit that there are similarities between ryan’s mo and what’s happening to you. Well, one thing I do know is that whoever is stalking me, it cannot — it cannot be spencer. That’s another thing this stalker’s good at — turning your lives upside down, making you doubt each other. Please, kevin. Please tell me that whatever nikolas did tonight, he hasn’t ruined his relationship with his son. Trina: Well, your boyfriend spence wasn’t kidding when he said tonight would be full of some big surprises. Nice to meet you, esme. And, no, he has not mentioned you. Well, spence, thanks for throwing this big party. It was definitely unforgettable. Nice meeting you, esme prince — the girlfriend. And you, trina. Any friend of spence’S. Wait. You never told trina you had a girlfriend? So, are you excited for jason and carly’s wedding? Well, actually, I’m more surprised than anything, but now that I’ve had a minute to get used to the idea, I’m happy for them.

[ Laughs ] I’m still stuck on “surprised.” I’ve known these two for years, and there was never the slightest indication that they were anything but friends. Yeah, well, you were never involved with jason.

[ Both chuckle ] Guys, jason and i are ancient history. I mean, yes, we have jake together, and we’re just friends. I’m just making an observation. By all means, observe away. Epiphany: Mm-hmm. Carly will always come first in jason’s life. She wouldn’t have it any other way. And honestly, jason wouldn’t either. But it used to make me so frustrated. I’d want him to just stand up to her and — and let her figure out her own disastrous life and stay out of his. Sorry, bobbie. Oh, don’t apologize. There have been so many times in carly’s life when it has been a disaster — by her own making. But, well, whenever she would turn to jason for help, he was there to give it to her. And, in all fairness, she did the same for him. Yeah, that’s true. I mean, carly and i have never been friends, but I’m the first to admit she has always been loyal to jason. Your stint as solo chief of staff wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Far from it. And I’m supposed to apologize for keeping my eye on the bottom line? That’s the job. This isn’t about numbers. You know that. This is about how you deal with people — especially bobbie spencer. I had nothing to do with her or monica getting fired. That was all cyrus. Oh, and taking epiphany off the floor and cutting elizabeth’s hours to almost nothing. Was that cyrus, too? He ordered me to. And when he was gone… did you make it right? You would think so many people who were chummy with sonny corinthos would understand what it’s like to do things you don’t want to do under duress. It’s no secret you don’t get along with epiphany or elizabeth — or pretty much anyone, for that matter. Don’t be disappointed when you dig up what you planted. Fine. I’m awful. And things need to change. But how am I supposed to change things when everyone’s against me? Epiphany looked right through me. Because you went out of your way to humiliate, belittle, and demote her — and several people she cares about — on your first day. Okay. [ Scoffs ] So, this cold-shoulder business, it’s all on me. Yes, it is. Right. So, I guess getting invited to the cool kids’ table is impossible. Nothing’s impossible. But if you want their respect, you’re gonna have to earn it. I can see that you’ve changed, but that doesn’t mean the situation has. You burned some pretty big bridges. It’s gonna take time to rebuild them.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Surprise! I don’t want you to be afraid, okay?

[ Laughs ] The five families are never gonna touch you. But you have a right to know what was said. Which was what, exactly? Their position is, unless or until we get married, you’re a civilian who could flip and give evidence to the feds. I would never do that. I know. I know. It was just an excuse. They made the demand to see how I would react. And you told them what they wanted to hear. I told them that we would get married as soon as we can arrange it. And this just proves that any negotiations — honest negotiations — are a waste of time. The families are not interested in cooperating.

[ Sighs ] They believe sonny’s territory is wide open, and you’re the key, which you are. But threatening you… …is the worst mistake they ever made. And they’re gonna pay.

I mean, we don’t even have towait till the wedding. I can move now. I could probably get to vincent novak tonight, and it would be a relief to get rid of that guy, anyway. But waiting is the smart move. Moving quickly, there’s — there’s always a risk. So yeah. We should set the date, send out the invitations, and give them time to set whatever they’re planning in motion. Okay, well, you know how this works. You’ve obviously thought a lot about it, so we’re gonna do what you said. We’re gonna — we’re gonna set the date, and we’re gonna make them think that they’re winning. All right, so, we have to do something soon, right? Really soon?

[ Sighs ] Come on. Stupid calendar app isn’t working.

[ Sighs ] Carly — can you just tell me — is any part of this wedding gonna be about us?

[ Sighs ] Terry said you wanted to see me? Uh, yes, I did. Are you sure? Because you seem surprised. I — I am surprised. Um, I just didn’t expect you would actually come over. Well, I’m here, and, uh, I’d like to get back to my friends. So, what is it?

[ Sighs ] Um… I’m really sorry for how I treated you. It was self-serving and callous and… and dishonest, conniving, nasty, and low-down. Wow. Don’t hold back.

[ Laughs ] Oh, trust, there’s plenty more where that came from. I was gonna tell my friends all about you. When? Tonight. What stopped you? You know, I definitely sensed some tension. What happened? It’d take too long to get into. What about you? When’d you get here? What have you been up to? Tailing the demon bride. Oh, you were following ava. I got curious about the wicked stepmother, so I went to check her out at her gallery. I wasn’t there long before ava rushed off, frantic, so I followed her from the gallery to the hospital. When I got there, I overheard your father telling ava that he was faking a trip to dubai so he could trick you. And you didn’t think to call or text or give me any kind of heads-up? Almost. But then I overheard ava asking your grandmother to head over to wyndemere, and that’s when I got my beautiful, brilliant brainwave. What brainwave? To set ava’s car on fire. You what?!

[ Sighs ] Nikolas and spencer will need some time to heal from this.

[ Door opens ] Ava? Oh, my gosh. Hey, hi. I was so worried. Aww. Are you okay? Yeah, I’m okay — really. I’m just a little shaken up, that’s all. “Shaken up”? Your car was burned. Mm-hmm. Well, I wasn’t in it at the time, right? So I guess it was just meant to scare me. Scare you?

[ Scoffs ] That is so messed up. I know. I totally agree. So, I heard that there was some drama at wyndemere.

[ Laughs ] Well, nothing exploded. Mr. Cassadine came to spencer’s party determined to teach spencer a lesson but ended up taking things way too far. I don’t know if spencer is ever gonna be able to forgive his father. Like, for the time being? No, like ever. What the hell did nikolas do? I’m sorry, ava. The police officer really needs to take your statement now. Oh. Yeah. Sure, okay. Well, thanks for checking on me — both of you. Please don’t give up on me. Please give me a reason not to. Look, I realize I’ve made terrible choices, but I want to do better. I want to do better by you, by ava, by spencer, by everyone. And I think it’s lovely that you want to do better by me, and I’m sure ava feels the same way, but we’re adults. Spencer is still a kid. He’s not even 20 yet. And you have broken his heart time and again. You literally attacked him. How — how do you make that better? What steps are you willing to take?

[ Sighs ] ‘Cause I’m afraid you’re way past the point where your promises have any meaning. One more terrible choice and you could lose everything — and everyone who’s close to you. I thought you had plans tonight, sweetie. I did. I heard about ava, and I just wanted to check on her. Oh, well, fortunately, she’s gonna be just fine. So, where were you? I was at a party at wyndemere. Wait, you were there? I heard ava ask dr. Collins if he got there “in time.” What in the world happened tonight at wyndemere?

By all means, unleash. Let me have it. Okay. But you better get comfortable, because this is gonna take some time. Great. Fire way. I hurt people, so I deserve everything that’s coming to me. How am I supposed to enjoy tearing into you when you’re getting all contrite like this? I’m sure once you draw blood, you’ll get a taste for more. So, come on! Let me have it. Okay, dr. Westbourne. I’ll say this. Losing my position as head nurse wasn’t only about the title. Yeah, I worked hard to get there. But it was losing contact with the patients that broke my heart. You’re so gifted with patients. I’m really happy monica reinstated you. I regret I didn’t do it first. And as far as hearts go, contrary to popular belief, I have one, and I understand what it feels like to have it broken. Well… I’m sorry to hear that. And since I’m still in the throes of my own heartbreak, I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone. Well, since we are sharing… [ Laughs ] Is that what we’re doing? Because if it is, I don’t like it. Look. I may never convince you. But I am not the person I was. At least, I’m trying not to be. You know, when I — when I was in cabo, I heard that you tried to take down renault and that you risked your life for jason morgan, who I consider to be a friend. Also, terry says that you’re not…all bad. A ringing endorsement.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] As for me… I’m gonna need a second opinion. That’s fair. You’re the one who torched ava’s car? To save you.

[ Scoffs ] Something had to happen to ava while you weren’t around to prove that you weren’t involved, even though we both know you’re up to your eyeballs in it. I appreciate that you are trying to cover for me. But torching the woman’s car? I mean, this has gone way too far. Are you sure? Your father pretended he was dead for three years, and then he chose that awful woman over you. Don’t you want ava to pay? Mom, it was so awful. Spencer was so hurt. Well, I think the word you’re looking for is “traumatized.” Poor spencer.

[ Stammers, sighs ] He must have felt so betrayed. Not that I haven’t disappointed my own child. What? Mom, no, no. Just no. What happened between you and curtis, “a,” is none of my business, and “b,” is nothing compared to pretend-stabbing your kid. I don’t even know if there’s a word for that. Yeah, there is a word for it. It’s “assault.” Grabbing someone, hitting them with a blunt object. If anyone says it’s a crime what nikolas cassadine did to his son, they actually mean that literally. Yeah, well, as a parent, you’re doing light years better than he is. Thank you. I appreciate that. Any time. Finish your statement? Yeah. For all the good it did. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. The threats, the stalking. It all stopped when nikolas and i filed for divorce. Why would this person start up again? They’re getting everything they want! Something about all of this feels off. But if we can figure out what that is, it might lead us to whoever’s doing this. You know, nikolas came to visit me at the gallery. Could you have been seen? Yeah, I mean, if I’m under constant surveillance. Which would then mean that I’m not safe anywhere. I’m not safe at my place of business, not where I sleep, not — obviously not in my car, which I don’t even have anymore. And god, kevin, where am I supposed to go? Is there any place left where this psychopath can’t get to me? You’re right. If I’m gonna redeem myself, make amends, I need to start with spencer. Oh, nikolas — I know you said that I should — I should let him come to me, but I need to find my son. Here I am. Spencer, I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am, how much I regret — grandmother, I’d like you to meet my girlfriend, esme prince. Oh. Charmed. It’s very nice to meet you. I wish it were under better circumstances. I-I didn’t even know you were seeing someone. Why would you, when, clearly, you don’t know anything about me? Spencer, would you like to have some time alone with your dad? Huh? Oh, no, that’s okay. I have nothing to say to him.

Oh!Oh! Oh!Oh! Oh, honey, this must be some mistake, ’cause we didn’t order these. I know. Courtesy of the lady at the bar. Oh. Well, girls, what do you think? Should we send them back? I mean, she didn’t have to do this. She knows it’ll take a hell of a lot more than a round of shots to inspire our loyalty. To gh. To gh!To gh! To gh!To gh! -Whoo! -[ Laughs ] Here we go!

[ All chattering ] Whoo! Ooh, I’m saving mine. Deanna: I’m not drinking mine.

[ Laughter, cheering ] -It’s good! Mmm! -Mmm! Vodka. I still can’t believe that nikolas cassadine pretended to stab his own son. Yeah, it was awful. The whole night was just… awful. Honey, what’s wrong? Are you okay? It’s not a big deal. I-it shouldn’t be a big deal. Just forget it. Trina, you know you can tell me anything, right? So, come on. Talk to me. What’s wrong? It turns out spencer… spencer has a girlfriend. Oh, honey. You may not have anything to say to your father tonight, and that’s perfectly understandable. But tomorrow, you mi– on second thought, I do have something to say. I wish you had never come back. And yes, grandmother, I do mean that. I sincerely hope that you won’t mean it forever. All right, I-it’s clear that nothing is going to be resolved here tonight. If you’re on your way out, esme and I will take the launch with you. Okay. Spencer, I want to tell you that I– I can’t stay here one more minute.

[ Sighs ] Nikolas. It didn’t have to be like this. Ava: Whoever is doing this, they have proven time and time again that they can get to me, that they can get to avery, no matter how many bodyguards, no matter how advanced the security system. I know it seems that way. “Seems that way”? The authorities can protect you, ava. No, no, no. I cannot trust in that. I can’t rely on the authorities. I can’t believe it’s come to this, but I cannot risk avery’s safety. I have to get the hell out of port charles, but I have to do it alone. I’m not expecting hearts and flowers or anything like that — I’m not. I just, um — I mean… [ Sighs ] People are really wishing us well — josslyn, my mom, your mom. Well, your mom’s wishing you well. She just tolerates me. But all these people we love, I mean, they think they’re coming to a joyous celebration. And really, it’s just a show for the five families. Okay, our — our wedding is not just a show. You just saidthat, uh, we — yeah, I said the five families have to be dealt with, yes. But it’s still gonna be us up there getting married. I’m actually really nervous about that. I mean, not about the wedding, really. More about after the ceremony, you know? And what’s it gonna be like when we’re married? I mean, when I married sonny the last time you were gone — but before that, all the way back to my first marriage to aj — I mean, I always knew I had you as my best friend and that you’d always be there for me. I mean, if something went wrong and the marriage ended, you would be there, and you were. And now, this time, the marriage is to you. And, w– you’re — you’re my safety net, and I’m marrying my safety net, and I’m really kind of freaking out here. I’m still gonna be your safety net. And I’m counting on you to be mine.

[ Laughs ] You don’t — you don’t need a safety net. But I need you to stand by me. No matter what. I’ll always stand by you no matter what. Okay.

[ Inhales deeply ] Uh, then we’ll just, you know, figure the rest out. You keep saying that, though, you know? I know, but I don’t — I don’t know what’s gonna happen when — when we get married. Nobody who gets married knows, right? I mean, all we can do is — is hope for the best and just trust each other. We’ve got that trust thing down. Yeah, so I need you to remember that — you know, when you start to freak out. I count to 10. You count to 10. Okay, let’s pick a date.

[ Laughs ] Let’s pick a date. Okay.

[ Sighs ] How’s september 17th? September 17th. That works for me.

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Mariah: Oh.

[ Chuckles ] Hi, there, bowie. Such a strong little guy. I love feeling you move, you know? So what, trying to send me a message? Or you just acting up ’cause you can feel that I’m anxious? I have to admit, I’m going a little stir-crazy. Why won’t whoever’s holding us here just reveal themselves? I thought for sure blocking that camera would lure our captors out into the open, but I guess as long as we’re locked in here, they don’t care how we spend our time. Someone has gone to a hell of a lot of trouble to keep us in here. I just need to find out why.

Sharon: I’m glad you’re back. So, you saw your sister?

Tessa: Yeah. I wanted to meet crystal face to face and make sure that no one had been threatening her or anyone in our family.

Rey: Was she alright?

Tessa: Yeah, she was fine. She said no one had resurfaced from our past and she had no reason to believe that anyone connected to us had targeted mariah.

Sharon: Still leaves so many unanswered questions.

Tessa: Yeah, I mean, obviously, I’m happy that my sister’s okay, but I’m even more desperate to find mariah.

Sharon: While you were gone, we, um, discovered some more very disturbing information, and I didn’t want to tell you about it over the phone.

Tessa: Okay, you’re making me nervous. What is it?

Rey: Mariah hasn’t used her credit card or made a single phone call since she’s gone missing, which leads me to believe that it wasn’t mariah who actually sent the texts, but, uh…

Tessa: Whoever took her.

Rey: Mm-hmm. I am looking into every place that mariah visited and every person she could’ve been in contact with in the hours leading up to her disappearance.

Tessa: I was right. Somebody took her. I’m — I’m even more terrified than I was before.

Abby: I wish I had an update for you on mariah, but I don’t know anything new. And I just keep wondering if something happened to mariah, if she’s hurt, if something happened to the baby, but then i have to stop myself from asking those questions because my mind goes to such a bad place.

Devon: I know. I’m sorry. But listen, I have some information that might put you in a better state of mind. I reached out to christine about chance.

Abby: You did what?

Devon: There’s a reason why it’s been a while since you’ve heard anything from him, and it’s ’cause there’s been some kind of development in his case that’s forced him to lay extra low.

Abby: What kind of development?

Devon: She doesn’t know what it is, but she’s gonna do everything she can to get a message to him about what’s going on with mariah, ’cause i think it’s time that he knows, now that we are thinking that she might be in some kind of danger. I know it’s frustrating, abby, but christine’s gonna do everything she can. There’s no guarantees, but she’s gonna try. And I hope you understand why i thought it was important enough to at least try.

Abby: Well, you shouldn’t have. You were way out of line.

Nikki: I had a wonderful time with victoria earlier, making plans for the wedding. I suggested that we should have a theme, and she chose the history of the palazzo.

Victor: Oh, yes. Well, seems like the two of you are in sync.

Nikki: Well, yeah, we really are, although I was wrong about one thing. Even though ashland had said they wanted to have a splashy wedding, I didn’t realize just how splashy.

Victor: Oh.

Nikki: Victoria wants a lavish affair, including everybody from her and ashland’s social circles. I mean, that surprised me.

Victor: Well, are you surprised or you disapprove?

Nick: Ashland, are you here to have dinner with victoria?

Ashland: Uh, no, I am picking up some takeout. After the day I’ve had, a quiet night at home is appealing.

Nick: You know, I heard you let harrison go live with kyle and summer in italy. That must have been difficult.

Ashland: It was the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make, followed up by the hardest thing I ever had to do — say goodbye to my son.

Nick: Well, I really admire your choice.

Ashland: Well, it was the right thing to do for harrison, and it does help to have victoria to come home to.

Nick: Yeah, she said you were starting treatment and that you two are now engaged.

Ashland: Yes, we’re planning an october wedding, and, yes, i know it’s fast, and, yes, I am expecting some blowback, especially from her brother. So why don’t you just lay your cards on the table? I can take it.

Nick: Vick seems like she’s in love, so I’m happy. But this engagement has some obvious obstacles, and I don’t want to see her heartbroken.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] You know, I still can’t figure out why the newman men all think that victoria is so fragile. She’s the strongest person i have ever met, and she doesn’t make foolish or poorly thought out decisions.

Nick: Yeah, vick’s not fragile. She’s tough. But she has made some questionable choices in her past, particularly when it comes to her love life. Well, look at that. There’s one of them right there.

Ashland: Are you implying that I’m another one of victoria’s mistakes? My name is monique, I’m 41,

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Nikki: No, I support victoria’s choice to have a big wedding. I just thought she would want a smaller one, though, because ashland just got his divorce and he’s literally fighting for his life.

Victor: Mm.

Nikki: But she wants to make a statement. She actually said that the world needs to know she has found her perfect match.

Victor: I’m a little surprised by it all, but I don’t blame her for wanting a grand affair, really. I mean, think about it, she found love when she least expected it. She wasn’t looking for it. And I think, more importantly, that ashland is — is the right man. He’s worthy of her. I think he’s her equal. So let her have her grand affair, okay?

Nikki: Yes. Now, there is the possibility, though, that ashland’s treatment might not be successful, so they should enjoy themselves to the fullest while they can.

Victor: I agree with you. So you and victoria plan the wedding of her dreams. Sky’s the limit, and whatever she wants, I want her to have.

Nick: I, uh — I didn’t mean to insult you, seriously. It’s just this relationship with my sister has moved very quickly, and I don’t want to see her disillusioned or disappointed again.

Ashland: I’m not billy abbott. And I have learned over time how problematic it is to compare the present to the past. Victoria doesn’t need to justify her actions or feelings to anyone. And I will say to you what i have said to her — I love her with everything that I have and I think she feels the same way.

Nick: I believe you. Victoria said the same thing.

Ashland: Well, then i politely suggest to you and everyone else that wants to worry about victoria that you stop second-guessing her and passing judgment on her life and on her heart. The past is in the past. Victoria and I are living in the moment and looking towards the future.

Abby: Look, it was one thing for you to suggest that I make another video diary entry for chance to watch when he gets back — yeah, that was a great idea. I mean, that made me feel closer to my husband. But for you to reach out to chance without even asking me? No, no, you crossed a line. I don’t want him to worry or feel pressured to come home.

Devon: Okay, but do you think that he should know all the facts so he can make decisions based on all the information?

Abby: It’s not like he’s on a normal business trip. I can’t just ask him to leave his assignment because I miss him.

Devon: Oh, I understand that, and that’s not what this is, though. This isn’t you just missing your husband ’cause you’re feeling lonely. You guys have decided to have a child together. And some really serious and unsettling things have happened, and you’re being forced to deal with it all on your own. That’s not okay.

Abby: But I’m not on my own. I have you. I have tessa, sharon, and rey to support me while we try to figure out how to find mariah.

Devon: And I’m grateful that we get to be that support system for you, and I know we’re all invested to get mariah back. But it’s not the same. That’s not who you need right now. Your husband should know what’s going on and he needs to be the one to be here with you.

Tessa: This is all my fault.

Sharon: You’re not to blame for any of us, but I do know where you’re coming from. I — my daughter needed me, and I didn’t realize it.

Rey: Look, mariah wouldn’t want you blaming yourselves.

Tessa: It’s too late for that. I knew deep down that something was wrong this whole time, from the moment that mariah left without a packed bag or word to anyone about going anywhere. I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach. And what did I do? I ignored it. I rationalized it. I told myself that mariah had a last-second business trip or that she needed alone time before the baby, and somehow that I had smothered her. But if I would’ve been more vocal about my fears and taken action back then and forced the police to do something, I mean, maybe mariah would be home now.

Rey: There wasn’t enough information to launch an investigation back then. You did the best you could with the information that you had. But I’m here now, and I am going to find mariah, I promise you that.

Sharon: What can we do?

Rey: Actually, there is something important you can do.

Billy: Couldn’t help but notice ashland looked a little peeved walking out of here. Put 10 bucks cash down that you two were talking about him marrying your sister.

Nick: What if I was?

Billy: Well, then the only thing I want to say to you is that I’m with you. I have tried my best to convince myself that victoria marrying ashland is the right thing to do. I’ve even tried to be very supportive, but I can’t do that anymore because the truth is i think it’s a mistake. Her and ashland went from “hi, how are you” to “I do” like that.

Nick: Interesting observation coming from mr. Spontaneity himself.

Billy: I see the irony, but we’re talking about victoria here. And look, I am not blind to what she sees in the guy, but I do feel that she’s gotten caught up in the intensity of the relationship instead of really making sure that it’s the right relationship for her.

Nick: You know how hard it is for me to not just turn this around on you, but I am gonna ask you one question. How long were you with victoria before you had that impulsive jamaican wedding?

Billy: Come on, of course I’m being hypocritical, right? But I would bet that you agree with me.

Nick: I have reservations, obviously. I seriously doubt they’re coming from the same place as yours.

Billy: Yeah, where do you think mine are coming from?

Nick: Jealousy. Maybe denial that victoria could ever possibly move on from you, but I don’t get it, billy. You got a great girl. She seems to really like you. Why isn’t that enough? It’s like you got one foot in the past.

Billy: I’m worried about the mother of my children, nick. And I still love victoria in the way that you still love sharon. Now, we can talk about your long rap sheet of relationships, as well, but I don’t think we need to go there.

Nick: No, we don’T. You know what? If vick wants to marry ashland, there’s not a damn thing you and I can do about it. I just want her to be happy.

Billy: Believe me, I do, too. But how much happiness is she gonna find if ashland doesn’t make it out of this? You know, I hope I’m wrong, but I see a lot of pain in victoria’s future and possibly johnny and katie’s, too.

Nick: Yeah, if ashland doesn’t make it, I don’t want to think about what victoria’s gonna have to go through, but I know she’ll deal with it and she’ll have the support of her family.

Billy: Victoria and I will always be family because of our kids.

Nick: You know what, billy? My advice to you is let victoria live her life and you live yours.

Ashland: What’s all this?

Victoria: Well, I thought since you got the food, that i would provide the ambience.

Abby: I’m glad that your sister is safe, but it’s another dead end.

Tessa: Obviously, I wouldn’t want crystal to be in any danger, but I’m even more desperate to find out what happened to mariah.

Devon: So we still don’t know who would want to hurt mariah or the child.

Abby: I hate feeling like we’re just blindly stumbling around in the dark.

Sharon: Rey suggested something we can do.

Abby: Okay, great. Whatever it is, let’s do it.

Sharon: He wants us to keep texting mariah.

Abby: But I don’t see how that would make a difference.

Tessa: Well, if we keep texting, whoever took mariah will believe that we think she’s okay and that she’s the one sending the messages. It just might buy some more time to keep mariah safe while rey continues his search.

Abby: So we lull the abductor or abductors into a false sense of security, making them believe that we think mariah just needs her distance and we’re waiting for her to return.

Sharon: Right up until the moment rey finds out where mariah is and brings her home. At that point, whoever did this will get exactly what they deserve.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Aw, c’mon flowers.

Mariah: Well, the good news is whoever is keeping us in here is taking pretty good care of us, you know? We’ve got a comfortable bed. We’ve got clean clothes. We’ve got healthy meals. We even have prenatal vitamins for you and protein bars for me. So they’re not trying to hurt us. And it’s somebody who knows my eating habits or has studied them recently. Which makes me think this has got to be about the money, right? Like a ransom or something? And I wonder if sharon or abby have been contacted. But maybe it’s not about me at all. Ugh, bowie. Maybe it’s just about you. Let’s be honest, you are a chancellor-newman-abbott.

[ Chuckles ] You’re worth a fortune. And if somebody asked abby for millions, they would get it. But if money is the reason and the motivation, then why have i been in here so long? I mean, [Sighs] Somebody would have been contacted by now and a plan would’ve been put into motion long ago, and if it was about the money, I wouldn’t still be trapped in here.

[ Sighs ] It’s been so long. None of this makes any sense.

Devon: Alright, I need to go meet somebody, so I’m gonna leave these fake texts in your capable hands. Just let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help out.

Tessa: We will. Thank you.

Abby: I’ll walk you out. Hey, we didn’t get to finish our conversation from before.

Devon: Yeah, I know. Um…listen, I truly didn’t mean to break your trust by reaching out to christine. I’m not trying to make your life any more difficult. I’m trying to do the opposite. So…I, uh — I hope you can forgive me for crossing the lines.

Abby: There’s nothing to forgive. I’m sorry, you just — you caught me off guard. I do — I really appreciate you looking out for me.

Devon: Well, I really appreciate you understanding that’s all I’m trying to do.

Abby: And of course, I would love for my husband to come home, but not until he’s completely ready. Until he’s not gonna worry about the work that he’s left undone, and I don’t need to know much about his assignment to know that he is out there and he is making the world a better, safer place.

Devon: No, I have no doubt that he’s doing that, but at the same time, I’m sure there’s probably a handful of other agents who could step in and do his work. He has only one wife. Listen, either way, I know he’s doing everything he can to get back to you.

Abby: I know he is.

Devon: Okay. I’ll see you.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Hello.

Victor: Hey, my boy.

Nikki: Well, hello, darling. This is a nice surprise. What brings you by?

Nick: Victoria. Well, specifically ashland and victoria. She told me about the engagement. She asked me to get to know ashland a little bit before i gave my opinion about it ’cause the news definitely threw me. So I wanted to get your take on it. I don’t know. Victoria told me that you’re happy for her.

Victor: Well, your mother and I both are in favor of this union, you know.

Nick: I wish I was there. I’m just not. I don’t —

[ Sighs ] I ran into ashland at society, and it’s not like he said anything wrong, but i just get an odd feeling from him, you know? He said something like, “we got to keep the past in the past,” and it occurred to me that we don’t know anything about this guy’s history. And I got these doubts, and they’re just gnawing away at me and… I don’t know. It’s weird, but I think I’m with billy on this.

Victor: What do you mean? Billy was there when you spoke with ashland?

Nick: Yeah, he came in as ashland was leaving, and I think he could tell that I’m not completely on board with this.

Victor: You bonded with billy boy abbott over this issue?

Nick: Not by a long shot, but I did my best to downplay my concerns and to discourage him from pursuing his because, honestly, if the kids are okay — and it seems like they are — then it doesn’t matter what victoria does. It’s none of billy’s business.

Victor: You’re damn right about that. None of his business.

Ashland: Had I known what was waiting for me, I’d have come home a lot sooner.

Victoria: Well, I know you needed some alone time to get some fresh air before dinner. Did the walk help, after you said goodbye to harrison?

Ashland: Not as much as being with you.

Victoria: Well, before we eat, I have something that i want to show you.

Ashland: Show me anything and everything.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Here is our wedding venue.

Ashland: Wow.

Victoria: Yeah.

Ashland: The newman palazzo.

Victoria: Mm-hmm.

Ashland: It’s gorgeous, just like my bride-to-be.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

[ Doorbell rings ]

Ashland: Are you expecting someone?

Victoria: No, but whoever it is, show them out immediately.

Ashland: Yes, ma’am.

Victoria: [ Laughs ]

Ashland: You’ve got company.

Victoria: What are you doing here?

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Billy: [ Sighs ] Well, it looks like bad timing on my behalf.

Victoria: Yeah, you might say that. I thought we had discussed everything that we had to earlier.

Billy: Oh, I’m here to speak to ashland, actually.

Ashland: Is that right?

Billy: Yeah, there’s a few things I would like to clear up about chanccomm’s article on tara.

Victoria: That couldn’t have waited until morning?

Billy: Media business is a 24/7 gig. I go where the story takes me.

Victoria: Okay, well, the story, or whatever else you’re fishing for, can wait. If you want to talk to ashland, you can make an appointment with his assistant.

Billy: Do you have an opinion on that?

Ashland: Only that I agree with victoria. And I’m kind of enjoying watching her tell you off — no offense.

Billy: None taken. Well, I’ll leave you to it. Have a good evening.

Nikki: Maybe we should stay away from the topic of billy. That’s not what nicholas came over to discuss.

Victor: I agree.

Nick: Obviously, I’m concerned about what this could do to victoria, getting involved with someone with a terminal illness. But I’m also really curious what else does she know about him? What do any of us know about him before his life with victoria, other than he’s a ruthless businessman? Now, clearly, victoria thinks he acts differently in his personal life than he does in business, but —

Nikki: Well, people are complex. They can be ruthless in the boardroom and be very kind and loving at home.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t know, just with ashland, I get the feeling he’s the kind of guy that makes you feel like you know the whole story, but you got to wait for the other shoe to drop.

Devon: Rey, appreciate you meting me. I just came from abby’s, and they filled me in on the idea about keeping the text messages going to mariah.

Rey: Well, yeah, if you’re looking for an update on that, there — there still isn’t one.

Devon: Yeah, no, no, I — actually, I just came to talk to you about whatever I can do to help. I was thinking that if you say it’s a good idea, we can offer a reward to anybody that has information on mariah’s whereabouts, just ’cause, you know, money is what I can bring to the table, so however we can use it, let’s do that.

Rey: I appreciate that, but i think a reward or any kind of public announcement will only tip the kidnappers off and possibly put mariah in more danger.

Devon: You’re saying “more” danger? Alright. I know that she’s been gone for a while, but how bad do you think this situation really is?

Sharon: Should we send mariah individual messages or send a group text?

Sharon: I think we should use the same text chain that we used for our attempted virtual intervention.

Sharon: When we thought we were talking to the real mariah.

Abby: Yeah.

Tessa: Here’s the last message we got from her phone — “please stop pressuring me. I’ll be home when I’m ready. Your intervention is making it worse. It’s time to back off.”

Sharon: Okay, well, I think I should be the first one to text her because I’m her mother. I’m gonna say, “I waited this long to answer because I didn’t want to bombard you and I just wanted you to know how sorry i am that I upset you.” I’ll just apologize and tell her to do whatever she needs to do for herself. How’s that sound?

Tessa: That’s perfect.

Sharon: Okay. Alright, done. Sent.

Abby: Okay, um, well, maybe i should go next. I could offer an apology of my own, and then I can offer some words of support, tell her that I know that she’s taking good care of our little boy.

Tessa: I mean, I can say that I meant well, I just miss her so much. But I also want her to take as much time as she needs. Um…I’ll tell her that I love her and I’ll be here, arms wide open, whenever she’s ready to come home.

Sharon: That sounds good and really sincere.

Tessa: I envision that moment all the time, when I finally get to see her again. How overjoyed and relieved I’ll feel.

[ Crying ] Let’s just hope that whoever has her buys it and doesn’t suspect that we’re onto them.

Abby: We’ll find out soon enough.

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Tessa: [ Sighs ] I wonder when and if we will get a text back.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Me too. Though it feels really weird sitting around with bated breath waiting to get more lies from mariah’s abductor.

Tessa: I mean, at least it would be a good sign that the kidnapper believes our lies and feels no reason to panic.

Abby: God, I am just — I’m so frustrated that someone would go to these extremes and we don’t who has taken her or what their motive was, and I’m even more mad at myself that I let myself think that mariah’s disappearance was the result of her emotional state.

Tessa: Look, just don’t even go there. I was there earlier, and nothing good comes of it. Mariah needs all of our focus, energy, and positive thoughts directed her way. We need to keep believing that she’s going to come home safe and that we’re gonna see her before we know it.

Abby: You’re right. We can’t think the worst, not for one second.

[ Sighs ]

Rey: I won’t let myself think the worst about mariah, and neither should you.

Devon: Well, I mean, of course I’m trying not to, but we all know how ugly the world can be out there, so if you have any ideas that can ease my mind or any theories of how this is all gonna turn out okay, I’d love if you shared them with me.

Rey: Alright, well, the fact that the text stream is still ongoing is a reason to be optimistic and I think mariah’s pregnancy. Look, to be blunt, if things were over, there would be no reason to keep up a facade. I also still think that this is someone from mariah’s past. Sharon mentioned a woman by the name of alice johnson. Another thing that occurred to me was what if this is some disturbed person who desperately wants a child? Someone like that would have every reason for mariah to be healthy and strong.

Devon: And if that was the case, what’s gonna happen after she gives birth?

Rey: We bring mariah back before we find that out.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Look, I got another case I got to go back to the station to deal with, but I will keep you in the loop.

Devon: I appreciate that. And let me know if the reward idea is valuable at all, ’cause I’ll do whatever I can.

Rey: Hopefully I’ll have this wrapped up before that’s necessary.

Devon: Thank you. Hey, this is devon hamilton. I, uh — I wanted to discuss something with you, and I was hoping we could meet. As soon as possible, actually.

Victoria: I’m really glad that billy’s drop-in wasn’t too disruptive.

Ashland: Do you really think he was here about the story?

Victoria: Maybe, maybe not.

Ashland: Well, our engagement seems to have brought out a lot of protective instincts.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry about that.

Ashland: No, don’t be. It speaks highly of you that you have people in your life that care so much about you.

Victoria: I think that some of those people have boundary issues, and I’d much rather go with your version. Better suits my mood.

Ashland: Which is?

Victoria: Happy, in love. I say that we forget that billy was ever here and we go back to where we were — a romantic palazzo in italy.

Ashland: Cin-cin.

Nick: I worry that victoria is stepping into something that she may not have any control over.

Nikki: What do you mean by that?

Nick: I don’t know, mom. I wish I could be more specific, but it’s like a sixth sense or a premonition or something, but the bottom line is there is more to ashland locke than we all know.

Victor: What do you propose we do?

Nick: Use your resources. Dig into his past. Find out the stuff that nobody else knows.

Victor: I agree with you. We’ll dig deep. If there’s anything to be found, we’ll find it before the wedding date. (Vo) imagine a visibly healthier pet in 28 days.

Victoria: So my mother and I, we have made great progress with the wedding. We’re gonna run with the history of the palazzo as a theme. And now that the date is set, we can arrange for you to spend time with harrison during the wedding week. Well, tuscany is close to milan, so that’s another really good reason that we’re having the ceremony at my parents’ place.

Ashland: It all sounds perfect. Here you are once again taking care of me.

Victoria: What are you talking about? I want to. Why wouldn’t I? I love you.

Ashland: I love you, too.

Billy: Thank you. Hello, there. Is there a reason why you’re glowering over me this evening?

Victor: You stay out of my daughter’s life. She’s no longer of concern to you.

Mariah: Maybe the problem is I’m looking for sense and logic when there are none.

[ Sighs ] Maybe this isn’t about money or your family line. Maybe this is just…twisted punishment from somebody who hates me. I — oh, god. Is it ian? Was I right before? Somebody from the cult? I mean…you hear about these things happening all the time, but just you never think they’re gonna happen to you.

[ Cellphones chime ]

Abby: We got a response.

Sharon: Who are you? And what do you want?

Mariah: It’s the not knowing that is driving me out of my mind. And I cannot lose my mind. I have never had more responsibility in my life than i do right now.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Exhales sharply ] So I got to [Sniffles] Stay sane and keep it together for you, bowie. I’m not gonna let anything happen to us, okay? To you.

[ Sniffles ]

Abby: Well, I suppose we should be relieved that our ruse worked.

Tessa: But I would give anything to hear from mariah herself.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Abby: Maybe it’s rey with good news. Ben, you’re back in town?

Stitch: Yeah, you okay? You seem upset.

Abby: Mariah’s still missing, and we’re really scared for her.

Stitch: Come here.

Mariah: [ Sniffs ]

[ Sighs ] Don’t worry, little man. We’re gonna be okay. We’re gonna find our way home.

[ Sniffles ] I promise you.

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[Alarm chirping]

Tripp: Aren’t you gonna turn that off?

[Both groan]

Chanel: Don’t worry. I got it.

[Dramatic music]

[Soft dramatic music]

[Phone beeps]

Ej: I’ve slept on it, father, and I’ve decided. It’s going to take a little ingenuity, but I’m going to bring giovanni around to the way we do things. He will soon learn to accept that I’m the one in charge here.

Chad: Better not be talking about me.

Ej: Hello, chad, and no. I was talking about johnny.

Chad: Johnny?

Ej: Yes, my prodigal son has come home.

Claire: Theo, hi. Thank you so much for meeting me.

Theo: Sure.

Claire: I got you a coffee. I hope you still take it with–

Theo: No, thanks. I don’t have a lot of time.

Claire: I see.

Theo: So what’s up?

Claire: I-I asked you here today to say that I am so sorry that you were hurt by what happened at your wedding.

Theo: Are you serious right now? “What happened at the wedding”? Oh, you mean when you helped ben kidnap my fiancĂ©e and then put on a wedding dress and walked down the aisle so I’d be left there standing alone and humiliated like a total idiot? That’s– that’s what you’re sorry for?

Claire: Yeah, all of that.

[Sultry music]

Ben: [Sighs]



Ciara: [Laughs] Hey.

Ben: Hey, you.

Ciara: You were smiling in your sleep.

Ben: Well, I had an amazing dream.

Ciara: Oh, yeah?

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: Was it about me?

Ben: It was. You got your memory back and we got back together.

Ciara: And then?

Ben: And then I woke up. And here you are. It finally wasn’t a dream. You really came back to me. Our real life together. That’s the dream.

Ciara: Yeah. Quick question.

Ben: Mm?

Ciara: In this little dream of yours, did we… make love?

Ben: We did.

Ciara: We did?

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: Well, then.

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

[Warm music]


Ben: [Groans]

[Grunts] Oh, my god.

Ciara: Oh, my god, babe, I completely forgot about your ankle.

Ben: So did I. Endorphins work wonders apparently.

Ciara: In that case, I will make sure to keep those endorphins going for as long as I can.

Ben: Oh, I’m going to hold you to that though.

Ciara: You know what? I’m hungry. I’m starving actually.

Ben: Oh, well, okay, well, i actually have worked myself up a little appetite too.

Ciara: Yeah?

Ben: I mean, the last thing we ate was what? That leftover chinese food for breakfast yesterday?

Ciara: Mm-hmm. Well, I can go check if we have some extra fortune cookies laying around somewhere. Why are you looking at me like that?

Ben: Just admiring how beautiful you are.

Ciara: That’s it? That’s really all you’re thinking about? You’re not thinking about anything else?

Ben: What else should I be thinking about?

Ciara: I-I don’t know–i mean–oh, okay. Um…

[Clears throat] So… since we’ve been apart I know you haven’t been with anyone else but I, obviously, have. I was with theo. And I guess I’m just assuming that you’re wondering if theo and I slept together.

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Chad: Johnny’s here?

Ej: Mm-hmm. He spent the night in the bedroom recently vacated by our brother and our lovely landlord, gabi hernandez.

Chad: I just had a video chat with him like a week ago. He didn’t say he was coming home.

Ej: Nor to me. I suspect he thought the element of surprise would work in his favor.

Chad: Why? What did he want?

Ej: What does every child want from his parents?

Chad: Love and affection.

Ej: Money, chad. They want money.

Chad: Right, well, thomas’s requests are a little bit simpler. Right now he just wants the new trainman film.

Ej: Which costs money, of course. Wait until he becomes an adult and wants to make his own.

Chad: Make his own? Film? Johnny wants to be a filmmaker?

Ej: He’s convinced it’s his “calling.”

Chad: All right. Well, what did you tell him?

Ej: No. Unequivocally. You and I are trying to build back the family business, our legacy. I don’t have spare cash to be throwing around on youthful idylls.

Chad: And how did he react?

Ej: Not well, of course. Especially since he has a gift for persuading people, winning them over, and, therefore, expects everyone to support him in whatever the hell his latest obsession is.

Chad: I doubt he expects that from you.

Ej: There once was a time when he did. A time when I was among those he was able to persuade. But I’ve honed my defense mechanisms over the years. I no longer fall prey to his “gift.” He also has another gift, being market-savvy. Which is why I know he would make an outstanding addition to the company.

Chad: Well, what’s the problem? Offer him a job.

Ej: I did. Last night. He wasn’t interested. Stormed out. Insulted. Outraged. But then what did I expect, right? He’s never interested in any idea that comes from me.

Chad: See now that’s a parental phenomenon I’m familiar with.

Ej: Right, and I’m sure you’ll become even more familiar with that as time wears on. But, chad, I’m sure you know that whereas I’ve always been the mere annoying father or the absentee father, depending on the year, johnny has enormous respect for you.

Chad: Yeah, we’re close. I’m glad he’s home.

Ej: And wouldn’t it be great if he joined the family business?

Chad: Sure.

Ej: And perhaps you could be the one to persuade him?

Chad: Maybe. Yeah, maybe I could. What’s in it for me?

Tripp: What’s wrong?

Allie: Nothing. I just–I thought henry would be up before the alarm so I kind of set it to the last possible minute, but now I’m a little late.

Tripp: Are you worried about chanel?

Allie: I just–I feel like I ditched her last night. And I don’t want her to think I’m doing that again.

Tripp: I get that. You better get moving then. I have to actually head out too. Kayla’s assigning me a new advisor, you know, since snyder–

Allie: Went swimming with the fishes.

Tripp: Yeah.

Allie: Well, if you want to use the shower while I go get henry ready, you can.

Tripp: Well, as long as henry is sleeping in, why don’t we take advantage of the chance to save time and water?

Allie: So environmentally conscious.

Tripp: Oh, yes, always. But that’s not exactly my motivation.

Allie: Me neither.

Claire: Theo, you’re my friend and I love you so much. But ben is also my friend and I also love him. And so when he asked for my help–

Theo: You just couldn’t say no could you?

Claire: Look, I hurt you for ben and for ciara. And, if I’m being completely honest with you, I also selfishly did it for me. Theo, I was desperate for ciara to remember the rest of her life including the part where she didn’t hate me anymore. Where she forgave me.

Theo: Congratulations, claire. You did it. Now ciara remembers that ben is the true love of her life. And I was just… good buddy theo. Destined to forever live in the friend zone.

Claire: Look, I know that there is nothing that I can say or do that will make this easier for you.

Theo: You’re right. But to give you some credit, you did try to warn me. And I do know that if ciara didn’t remember her life with ben now, it just would have happened later. I was bound to get hurt at some point and–it was just a question of when. I know that now. Maybe I always did.

Ben: [Sighs] I mean, I’d be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t curious, but I didn’t want to ask you. I felt like that wasn’t really my business.

Ciara: Okay, well, I’m going to make it your business…

Ben. Ugh.

Ciara: Because I think you should know. Theo and I did not sleep together.


Ben: Really?

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: I admit that is a relief.

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: That is a–that is a relief.

Ciara: Good. Yeah, we were–we were going to wait to do that until after the wedding. But now I’m thinking maybe that was my old self telling my new self that I’m not ready to sleep with anyone but you. And I’m relieved too. I’m glad that I waited. ‘Cause you waited for me. You were faithful even when I left you for another man and even when you thought that I was dead. You were faithful.

Ben: Actually… I have a confession to make. Liberty mutual customizes car insurance

Kayla: Hey.

Tripp: Hey, am I late?

Kayla: Two minutes maybe. Were you hang up at allie’s?

Tripp: I-I, uh–

Kayla: Your father and i couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t come home last night. And, well, I know you weren’t working the night shift. So–

Tripp: How red is my face right now?

Kayla: Just a little.

Tripp: Yeah, okay. Okay, officially embarrassed. It’s bad enough that dad gives me a hard time about stuff like this, now what? You’re getting in on it too?

Kayla: Well, I have to keep up my end, don’t I?

Tripp: Uh-huh. Mm-hmm.

Kayla: Listen, I am so happy that things are going well with you and allie.

Tripp: Me too. She’s a really great person and she’s such a great mom to henry. I-I love hanging out with that little guy. And she totally trusts me with him now, so.

Kayla: It warms my heart. Really it does. Especially after the tough year that she’s had.

Tripp: Yeah, I know.

Kayla: You know, I’m reminded that not that long ago I gave the heads up that she was a survivor and that it’d be best if you took your time. But it was clear that day that you knew exactly what to do.

Tripp: Well, it did help talking to you. I did exactly what you advised. I made sure that allie had enough room to have her own feelings. And let her take the lead. And everything’s worked out really well. There’s only one problem.

Kayla: What could that be?

Allie: Sorry I’m late.

Chanel: Oh, no worries at all, girl. Besides, I was keeping busy in the meantime.

Allie: With what?

Chanel: Just talking with a friend.

Ej: We’re family, chad. Why does there have to be something in it for you?

Chad: Yeah, right. Look, ej, it’s pretty obvious that you’re trying to consolidate power so your children will inherit the ceo mantle when we’re gone. Now, why would I be on board with that when–when back when you wanted nothing to do with the company, I was the one maintaining the family legacy. So that one day, if they chose to, thomas and charlotte would take over.

Ej: Chad, they’re still children who watch a television show called trainman.

Chad: Yeah, right, and they’ll be adults in the blink of an eye. So if you want johnny to have 15 years of seniority on them then I’m going to need some concessions to protect my interests.

Johnny: Hey, uncle chad. Ooh! So what’s up?

Claire: Thank you for saying that, theo, and for understanding why I felt like I needed to help ben. And it was because I-I knew what ciara and he had once had and I just–I worried that–

Theo: I get it, I get it. Claire, it’s okay. I know that the last thing you wanted to do was hurt me. And thanks for the coffee. You got it just right. I’ll be okay.

Claire: Yeah. Of course, you will, babe. So have you given any thought to what you want to do next?

Theo: Actually, I have to hop back on the first flight to south africa. Because it’s not enough that my personal life is crashing and burning, work’s also a mess.

Claire: Oh, no. What–what happened?

Theo: Long story short our social media expert quit yesterday, three days before the launch of our new services, and now I have no idea how I’m going to find a replacement for him in time.

Claire: How about me?

Ciara: You and claire?

Ben: It was just a kiss. We were both so lonely and upset. We were a mess, ciara. We were missing you. And we were vulnerable. And it was a mistake. I pulled away right away. Because I knew I couldn’t be with anybody else but you. I’m sorry.

Ciara: You know what? You have nothing to be sorry for.

Ben: I don’t want you to blame claire either. She has always had our back. She was on our side. She’s really been an amazing friend to the both of us.

Ciara: Yeah, and I have been a terrible one. I mean, she called me a stone-cold bitch. And she’s right. I was horrible to her.

Ben: I mean, hey, the last thing you remembered was almost being set on fire…

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: Claire being responsible.

Ciara: And I used to only remember the bad things. But now I remember the good things. Like when she helped me find you after eve kidnapped you from our wedding day. And this was also after I had wrongly accused her of trying to sabotage our wedding day. Claire ruined my wedding to theo for real. She even got arrested for it, but she did it for all the right reasons. That’s pretty awesome. Yeah, I have to–I have to go thank her for that. I have to go find her.

Ben: Whoa, wait, wait, wait, wait. You can’t go.

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Chad: Lil’ G.

Johnny: Uncle chad.

Chad: What’s up, man?

Johnny: Not much. Good to see you.

Chad: Good to see you.

Ej: I don’t suppose you have a hug for your old man?

Johnny: No, I’m good.

Chad: Oh, johnny.

Johnny: My “old man” tell you what he did? That he refused to help me get my career off the ground?

Chad: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

Ej: “Film auteur” is not a career.

Johnny: When will went off to hollywood to become a screenwriter, everybody was talking about how talented he was and what a great opportunity this was for him.

Ej: That’s not a great argument since I recall being told will crashed and burned in hollywood and subsequently cheated on his husband. But what will did was different.

Johnny: Why? Because I’m not talented?

Ej: Because you’re my son.

Johnny: Oh, and–and you want me to follow in your footsteps. Yeah. No, thanks.

Ej: Where is this anger coming from, johnny?

Johnny: Well, let’s see. Part of it’s coming from the fact that you canceled all my credit cards without telling me so that you could gain leverage over me and force my hand.

Ej: You were overspending.

Johnny: So tell me that! I mean, give me a chance at least to defend myself.

Ej: I was going to.

Johnny: No, it’s too late. ‘Cause I actually already was with somebody last night and my card got declined. I was mortified, needless to say.

Ej: My apologies then. But if you don’t want to be “mortified,” you could earn your own keep. I’m offering you an opportunity that most young people could only dream of.

Johnny: Okay, dad, I’m going to tell you this one more time, and maybe this time you’ll actually listen. I do not want to work for you.

Ej: Well, then. How about chad mentors you? Chad, wouldn’t you be thrilled to have johnny on your team?

Tripp: Yesterday I had no idea where allie was. And, well, later I found out that she and claire had been detained at the police station.

Kayla: Oh, right. Helping ben kidnap ciara from her wedding.

Tripp: Mm-hmm, right. Right, and I was so worried about allie, you know, and what she had gotten herself into when I saw her being taken to jail.

Kayla: Naturally.

Tripp: Yeah, but she–she showed up to the hospital as soon as she was released and I realized that she’s really important to me. And I think that–I think I’m falling in love with her.

Kayla: Why is that a problem?

Tripp: I guess because I fell so hard so fast. And what if she doesn’t feel the same way?

Kayla: Do you have reason to believe that she doesn’t?

Tripp: No. No, I mean, she said she wants to be with me and only me, but–

Kayla: But you did say before that you thought that maybe there could be someone else.

Tripp: Yeah.

Kayla: But then you also told me that you thought it was nothing.

Tripp: It is nothing. I–well, I mean, there is someone who has feelings for allie but they’re friends and they spend a lot of time together. And it’s nothing more than that. I mean, at least not to allie.

Allie: So, before we start, can I say something?

Chanel: Sure. What’s on your mind?

Allie: I just wanted to make sure you didn’t feel like I blew you off last night.

Chanel: Oh, no, no. It was–it was fine.

Allie: I know it’s just always a little weird between you and me and tripp. And I just never want you to feel like–

Chanel: A third wheel?

Allie: Yeah.

Chanel: It’s all good. And maybe there’s even a fourth wheel now.

Allie: What?

Chanel: I kind of met somebody.

Allie: Where?

Chanel: I went out for a drink last night at julie’s place. And this hot guy sat down next to me. And we had our meet-cute, talked, and it turns out we’ve got a lot in common.

Allie: Really? Like what? People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes

Chad: As much as I’m sure johnny would be a huge asset at dimera, I-I think that johnny should be able to make his own decisions. Follow his passion.

Johnny: Thank you, uncle chad. I mean, you know, I was thinking dimera could make a killing by opening up a media production division. There is so much talent in the chicago metro area and so few first-class facilities. Not to mention you guys could handle your own advertising which would save you tons in the end.

Chad: Well, I could tell that you’ve put a lot of thought into that. And your old man, here, did say you had a keen business sense.

Johnny: Did he?

Ej: That is not at all what I had in mind.

Chad: Well, I think johnny’s idea is worth considering. Don’t you?

Kayla: Are you worried that this person that’s close to allie is somehow going to come between the two of you?

Tripp: Not really.

Kayla: But I don’t–i don’t–I don’t understand then. What’s the problem?

Tripp: It’s just that it–you know, it complicates things.

Kayla: Okay, well, that I understand.

Tripp: Got any advice?

Kayla: Well, only that I think it’s important to maintain your friendships outside a romantic relationship.

Tripp: I know. I know, which is why I’m going to stay cool about this. You know, I just–all I hope is that the three of us can figure out a way to just coexist as friends.

Chanel: What he and i have in common? Well, parental issues for sure.

Allie: Right, I mean, who doesn’t? So go on. He’s cute?

Chanel: Incredibly.

Allie: Hmm, I can’t wait to meet him.

Chanel: We’ll see. We just had one drink and exchanged contact info. And I didn’t know if I was ever going to hear from him again, but then he messaged me first thing this morning. He sent me a thirst trap!

Allie: He did not!

Chanel: He so did! He was shirtless in bed. And, girl, he is so fine.

Allie: Damn. Okay, let me see this picture right now.

Ciara: Believe me, babe, I wish we could stay here forever too, but we have to get that ankle of yours looked at.

Ben: No, it’s–it’s just a sprain.

Ciara: Okay, then. But unless you want to live off a diet of leftover soy sauce packets for the rest of our lives–

Ben: No, it’s not even that I don’t want to leave. I mean, I don’t at all, but we couldn’t even if we wanted to. That limo won’t start.

Ciara: Limo.

Ben: Yeah, we really should have thought about this a lot better before we let shawn leave us here.

Ciara: Mm-hmm. Well, you are a mechanic. I am bo brady’s daughter. So I’m thinking that between the two of us we can get that engine going in no time.

Ben: You’re not wrong. We can fix anything together.

Ciara: Yeah, teamwork.

Ben: Teamwork. All right, help me up. Just like old times.

Theo: You want to come work for me and jj in south africa?

Claire: Well, I think everyone in our friend group would agree that I have been a social media expert since before I could talk. And, I mean, I’ve been elevating you guys forever. And not just because you are my friend, theo, but because I think you do amazing work. I-I’m practically an influencer.

Theo: True.

Claire: And my music, it’s kind of been stalling recently. And I’ve been in this, like, weird place where I’m just trying to figure out what’s next–oh, my god, what am I saying? I’m getting way ahead of myself. I am interested, clearly. You are probably not but if–

Theo: Why–why wouldn’t I be? I mean, your ability to attract an audience is unparalleled.

Claire: [Laughs] I’m not sure if that’s a compliment, theo.

Theo: It’s a compliment in this context. And it’s also a huge plus that you could be up to speed on the job so quickly, but are you ready to start right away?

Claire: I don’t suppose I could do the job from here?

Theo: Sorry, no, you’d have to come back to jo-burg with me… today. To be a thriver

Claire: Well, I mean, there’s nothing really keeping me here in salem.

Theo: What about your family?

Claire: Yeah, it’s not forever, right? And I can visit. Plus, if I want to adventure and travel the world, like I did when I was a kid, there is no time like the present. I do–I-I should just talk to my parents before I fully commit. But–

Theo: Yeah, sounds great. I’m excited.

Claire: Yeah, me too.

Theo: To be honest, I was dreading the long flight back home all by myself.

Claire: Ah, I hope I can get a seat next to you on the plane.

Theo: I’ll make it happen. And, hey, thanks for being willing to do this.

Claire: No, thank you for being willing to let me.

Theo: I’m going to go say goodbye to the fam. But let me know asap, okay?

Claire: Yeah, of course.

Theo: I’m really glad that we’re still friends.

Claire: Yeah, me too. So glad.

Tripp: I really want to tell allie how I feel, but I don’t want it to seem like I’m “staking my claim” or something, especially after what she’s been through with charlie. I should just wait, right?

Kayla: I think that you should follow your instincts. I think that you are a smart and sensitive man. And I think that you’re going to know when the time’s right.

Tripp: I hope so.

Kayla: I will tell you this. Love is always a risk, but if you don’t put your heart out there, you will never know.

Allie: What’s your passcode? I want to see this hottie.

Chanel: Sorry, can’t show you his picture.

Allie: Dupree, do not hold out on me right now.

Chanel: I am not. It’s gone now, and you know it’s taboo to screenshot.

Allie: Okay, fine, but at least tell me his name. I mean, maybe I know him.

Ej: I just finished saying we don’t have money to spend on frivolous boondoggles–

Johnny: It’s not frivolous!

Ej: It is! And the answer again is no.

Johnny: Now, I know what this is about. You’re pissed that mom cheated on you, so you’re taking it out on me.

Ej: That is not true.

Johnny: You know, whatever. It doesn’t matter. I’ll find somebody else to support my dreams. Hell, I’ll do it myself. I’ll do odd jobs. Drive a taxi. Mow people’s lawns. Whatever it takes to pursue my passion.

Ej: Hmm, passion number 369? How high are we going to go, johnny?

Johnny: Now, don’t–don’t you dare belittle my talent and my drive! I’m going to make it, dad. If there’s one thing I will never do? It’s work for dimera. And thank you, uncle chad, for treating me with some respect.

Ej: “He can make his own decisions? Follow his passion? Johnny’s idea is worth considering?”

Chad: Well, we hadn’t come to terms on what’s in it for me.

Ej: To hell with family loyalty then?

Chad: Oh, okay. And do I have to remind you that just weeks ago you solicited my support to oust our brother then tried to screw me over by installing yourself as sole ceo?

Ej: Which was a misunderstanding that I thought we worked through.

Chad: Yeah, and we have. Just don’t try it again, big brother.

Ej: I have work to do. I’ll see you at the office. Shingles?

Tripp: Okay, so I have two options. I tell her that I love her. Or I don’T.

Kayla: Yeah.

Tripp: Yeah.

Kayla: Yeah, I’d say those are your two options.

Tripp: Yeah, maybe I should just flip a coin and leave it to up to fate?

Kayla: You know, I’m sorry. I know how hard this is. But if you do decide to tell allie how much you love her, I hope it goes your way.

Tripp: Thanks.

Kayla: Sure.

Tripp: And, hey, look, I know my cardiology rotation is on deck, but I hope the next time I come to you for advice about someone’s heart it’s not mine.

Kayla: Yeah.

Chanel: What makes you think you know this guy?

Allie: Did you forget that I’m a horton and a brady? If I don’t know him, someone in my family probably does.

[Phone chimes]

Chanel: Ooh, maybe this is him. Oh, shoot. It’s my mom. She’s reminding me that I have to go to the bank to finish signing paperwork for the bakery. Let’s finish this later, okay?

Allie: No, sure, I’ll see you later. Wait, dupree, you never even told me his name!

Johnny: Yo, allie cat!

Allie: Oh, my god, johnny!

Theo: Hey, uncle.

Chad: Theo. Hey, man, it’s good to see you.

Theo: Likewise, came by to see if…

Chad: How are you doing?

Theo: Came by to see if you were back.

Chad: I am. Man, I am–you know, I’m sorry I couldn’t make the wedding. How was it?

Theo: You didn’t really miss much. Turns out that I am headed back to south africa. Alone.

Chad: What? No.

Theo: Ciara and ben are back together.

Chad: Oh, dude–man, I’m–I’m so sorry.

Theo: Thanks. You got time for a tie-breaker before I go?

Chad: Oh, yeah. I’m not letting you win this time though.

Theo: All right, let’s see your a-game then.

Claire: Mom? Dad?

[Soft dramatic music]

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